i should be mopping the floor: January 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free Printable Bubble Valentines - Budget Friendly

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Valentine's goodies can add up, y'all...especially when prepping a class set of Valentines for your kiddos. Below, I'm sharing some budget-friendly free printable bubble Valentines. I grabbed all of my supplies for these at 99 Cents Only Stores.

Free Printable Bubble Valentines - Budget Friendly
Not only do I have these free printable bubble Valentines, I'm also sharing a fun little Valentine for older kids, too (because sometimes we get too old and too cool to pass out Valentines to the whole class, y'all!). Check out all the fun below.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day, my friends. It's seriously my favorite post of the week...filling my to-do list with so many awesome creative projects and delicious recipes. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and be ridiculously inspiring every single week! 

I've been completely immersed in Valentine's projects lately...both for the house and the blog. I think creating Valentine printables is my favorite. I've got SEVERAL coming out this week here on the blog. Besides printables, it's such a fun time of the year to craft, too. After perusing the party last week, I found an overwhelming amount of crafts that are perfect this time of the year! They worked out fabulously for this week's features. 

Plug in your glue guns, friends! It's time to get our Valentine's craft on.
Grab all of the links for these and link up your own awesomeness below.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Anything Less than the Best Printable

This Anything Less than the Best Printable is my first SINGLE in my Printables for Purchase line. It's from my favorite 1990's song, Ice Ice Baby from Vanilla Ice. Anything Less than the Best is a Felony.


Anything Less than the Best Printable | This 8x10 inspiring printable is perfect for a workspace or anywhere you want to MOTIVATE! Anything Less than the Best is a Felony, right?!?
Several of you have asked if I could add some single prints to my shop! So, I busted out of the bundle on this one and am offering singular prints now. Check out this one below (or click here to purchase for $2).

Multiple Ways to Style an Ektorp

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I love my IKEA Ektorp couch! So much so, that I bought a second one (I know, I know). But, seriously...this sofa is super affordable and versatile. AND, it's really comfy, too. Check out my multiple ways to style an Ektorp below.

Multiple Ways to Style an Ektorp | Take an IKEA Ektorp Sofa from plain to styled with these simple ideas.
I think there are quite a few of us out there with the infamous Ektorp Sofa from IKEA. What's not to love? It's comfy, affordable, and so fun to style to fit your own decor. Check out multiple ways to style an Ektorp sofa below. ANNNNND...this is a SOFA HOP! Below, be sure to check out all of my blogger friends' sofas, too (they're all GORGEOUS!).

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Free Printable Play Doh Valentines

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These free printable Play Doh Valentines are perfect for little (or BIG) kids to pass out to friends. They're another good non-candy alternative for love-day treats this year. Download the Play Doh Valentines below.

Valentines for Play-Doh Cans
"Doh" not you know I want to be your Valentine? Not going to lie, the verbage on these is a bit Yoda-esque, in my opinion. But, it's a PUNNY little way to hand out a can of Play-Doh for Valentine's Day. Download your free printable Play Doh Valentines below.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DIY Wax Paper Valentine's Banner

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I went a little out of the box with this DIY Wax Paper Valentine's Banner, but I'm super happy with the way it came out. I did use the sewing machine for mine, but if you're from the no-sew camp, you can totally use glue. Check out the tutorial below.

DIY Wax Paper Valentine's Banner | This simple banner is translucent, shimmery, and a fun touch for Valentine's decor.
This living room of ours has been a weird challenge...but I totally did it to myself. I want to keep just cooler-toned colors in here, so it's my one room I don't use any red in. That presents a bit of a challenge for both Christmas and Valentine's decor. To keep it fairly neutral, I tend to gravitate to whites. This wax paper Valentine's banner works well for the space, though...it started out as something else, but I'm really happy with the end result.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Hey there! Happy end-of-the-weekend and start-of-the-week!
We're hoping to make the transition to Monday a little more inspirational for you.
We are absolutely delighted that you stopped by to party with us.

This week's features were selected by Debbie from Refresh Restyle...and they are over-the-top gorgeous. I pretty much want every feature to be somewhere in my house. THAT awesome. Check them all out below.
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Free Frog Valentine Printables

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These printable frog Valentine printables are TOAD-ally awesome! They're perfect for class Valentines or even punny office pass outs (because adulting can be fun, too, right?). Grab yourself a frog Valentine or two below.

Frog Valentine Printables
I'm kind of in love with these adorable little jumping frogs my son and I found on Amazon to use for his class pass outs this year. I wanted to make a fun, colorful card to accompany these little critters...and honestly, who doesn't love a fun frog Valentine? Download these below for unFROGettable Valentines!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Six Beautiful Scripture Printables

These Six Beautiful Scripture Printables are the latest installment of my Printables for Purchase. 
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Six Beautiful Scripture Printables | These six black and white scripture printables are the perfect addition to any decor.
After a really sweet conversation with my friend, Emily, last week, I felt called to create more printables with more of my favorite scriptures. I can't seem to break away from my black and white kick, but I really am happy with how these came together. The entire bundle of six 8x10 printables is $5. 

Or check out the detailed prints below.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Vintage Craft Room

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My new crafting/studio space is finally coming together. A trip to the craft store and a little thrifting helped me with my vintage craft room. I tried to DIY a lot of things, as well...to keep my budget in check. Check out my new space below (it has loads of good storage ideas!).

Vintage Craft Room

When one decides to take on a major room overhaul shortly after the spendy-ness of the holidays, one's spouse may raise (his) eyebrow and say something along the lines of "how much is this going to cost"? That line was more like a challenge to me, y'all. Using some items I already had on hand, thrifting, and shopping the sales at Hobby Lobby saved me a load on all of the storage needs in this area. Because...let's be honest, it's alllll about the storage in a craft room. Check out my vintage craft room below.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day!! Welcome, welcome. 

There's a part of me that is absolutely dying to show you my new studio space that I've been working on for quite sometime now...we put the finishing touches on HALF of it yesterday...LOL! And I just want to invite everyone over to craft with me...like, now! But pop by later this week when I really will be showing it off.

ANNNNNND, one more fun thing before we PARTY! I'm sharing the FREE MRS. MEYER'S GOODIES AGAIN! And this time there is a brand new (exclusive) MRS. MEYER'S HAND LOTION! What, what?!? Yep...hand lotion. And you can only get it here in this free kit (details below). 

So, here's the 4-1-1! CLICK HERE to sign up for a free Grove membership (cancel whenever you want!). This kit will automatically appear in your cart (IT'S FREE). Then just select $20 worth of items you'd like to purchase (I recommend their dish scrubbing wands and anything from Caldrea). That's it. You get the $40 worth of Mrs. Meyer's products for free and free shipping on everything. Your freebies include a dish soap, a hand soap, that hand lotion, walnut scrubber sponges, and the adorable enamel caddy.

Inspiration Monday Party
This week's delicious features were chosen by Julie from Redhead Can Decorate.
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While cruising through last week's party, Julie sure noticed lots of healthy and YUMMY food. Perfect timing because I am pretty sure most of us are trying to get our eating back on track after the over-indulgent holiday foods. This week's features can sure come in handy for your meal planning. Check them all out below.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Free Printable Emoji Valentines

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These free printable emoji Valentines are guaranteed to bring out allllll the emotions! Super fun for the preteen age...or any age, really!

Free Printable Emoji Valentines | These free printable Valentines are perfect to pair with a pack of Emoji erasers for a fun pass-out!
These free printable Valentines got a few 👍👍👍 from my people. Because emojis make everyone 😍😍😍. So, be sure to download these cute printables below 👇👇👇. And grab the fun emoji erasers HERE on Amazon 😉😉😉.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

DIY Letter Board

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This DIY Letter Board is a fun way to get a custom version of the popular piece...
and it's a whole heck of a lot cheaper than the real deal, y'all.

DIY Letter Board | Complete photo tutorial on how to create your own custom (FUN!) letter board for less than $15.  The colors and possibilities are endless!
So, I've been wanting a letter board forevvvvvvvver. But, you guys, I just can't see paying $100 for these. I'm not doubting that they're worth every penny that the larger companies sell these for...but yowza. I've also been seeing these pop up on Pinterest as DIY projects and thought I would try my hand. Mine is actually totally different than others I've seen...most create a built-in grid system where the felt is draped into the holes and pulled taught. But, I wanted something simpler and easier to create. This does have the simplicity (and budget) factor, but I do think I will try other methods in the future, as well, just to see how they work out. Check out my step-by-step DIY Letter Board tutorial below.

Spring Cleaning Made Fun and Easy

This Spring Cleaning Made Fun and Easy post is brought to you by Grove Collaborative.
Grab your FREE Mrs. Meyer's goodies and learn some fun spring cleaning ideas below.

Not going to lie, we hit the first of the year and I am sooooo over all of my apple cinnamon soaps and pumpkin spice candles. I'm ready for a clean slate (and a clean house!). Grove Collaborative is once again offering FREE Mrs. Meyer's to new customers ($40 worth in the cutest cleaning kit ever!). It's the perfect way to usher out all the spicey scents and bring in all the clean, fresh scents of spring that make your house feel new from top to bottom.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Inspiration Monday

We're baaaaaaack! It was a nice little two week break with Christmas and New Years, but we can't WAIT to get back to partying every week. Ready for a year FULL of inspiring recipes, projects, and more. Can't wait to see what you've been up to...we've truly missed you all.

It seems like the entire country is in a bit of a cold spell right now.
These delicious and hearty soups are perfect to warm up bellies!

This week's features were chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
Check out all the warm and hearty deliciousness below.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Free Printable Beary Special Valentines

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These Free Printable Beary Special Valentines are the perfect amount of punny to add to LOVE day. And who doesn't love some good free printable Valentines? Especially when gummy bears are involved, right? Download these Beary Special Valentines below

Free Printable Beary Special Valentines
The season of LOVE is upon us, y'all! These free printable Beary Special Valentines are perfect to pair up with some gummy bears as a fun class pass out (even co-workers would enjoy this treat, too!). Download these cuties below.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Free Printable Holiday Storage Labels

These free printable holiday storage labels are perfect for packing up and labeling all of your seasonal decor. Download yours below. Cut and adhere to your storage boxes and bags for easy-read labels.

Free Printable Holiday Storage Labels
Welllll...it's all over but the crying, y'all. I always am so sad to put the Christmas decor away. But, I also hate being the house with decorated trees still up in February...so, it must be done. Grab these labels to make all of your holiday storage super cute, y'all (because storage doesn't have to be dull, right?).

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Eight Valentine Printables

These Eight Valentine Printables are the next in my Printables for Purchase line.
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Eight Valentine Printables | These LOVE-ly printables are perfect to decorate your home...any time of the year (but especially Valentine's!).
It's the season of LOVE, y'all! I'm loving the simplicity of this latest bundle...it's filled with the perfect printables to chase away those post-holiday blahs. Details below!

Click here to purchase this bundle.