i should be mopping the floor: April 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day around these parts, y'all! I feel like I started a bit early...I've been partying all weekend with my good friend who came for a fun visit. From junking to laughing to having a FABULOUS time, we did it all! And now I'm ready to take a load off, put my feet up, and be inspired by YOU!

Our party is so SWEET this week...it just might give you a cavity! ;)
So many delicious recipes to bake up all spring long...oh, the lemon ones alone!
Six Sweet Baked Treats featured at Inspiration Monday Party
This week's yummy features were chosen by Laura at Inspiration for Moms.
Check them all out below...and link up your own inspiration, too!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Free Printable Floral Gift Tags

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These Free Printable Floral Gift Tags and Note Cards are designed to coordinate with one another. They're perfect for any type of gift giving...especially Mother's Day!
Free Printable Floral Gift Tags and Coordinating Lined Note Cards
I actually created these for the SNAP conference I attended last week in Salt Lake City. My secret sister had mint green listed as one of her favorite colors...I thought this would be a fun way to incorporate it. I used both these free printable floral gift tags and coordinating lined note cards on each of her gifts to dress them up a bit. Download both of these items below.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mother's Day Printables

These eight Mother's Day Printables are the latest edition in my Printables for Purchase line. They would make a lovely framed gift or even decor for the Mother's Day season. Get all of the details below.

These eight gorgeous Mother's Day Printables are perfect for gifting or decorating. Beautiful, watercolor 8x10 prints sure to bring a smile to any mom's face!
I've always loved Mother's Day...even long before I was a mom. Celebrating motherhood just warms my heart. These eight watercolor Mother's Day Printables are perfect for your mom or someone special. They are $5 for the entire bundle of eight (you don't have to pick just one!). 

Or see details of each individual print below.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day

This post for a Budget Friendly Sugar Scrub  and its shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 

All opinions are mine alone. #doingthe99 #99YourMothersDay #CollectiveBias

I've got the perfect DIY Mother's Day gift for you...and it's budget friendly! This Citrus Sugar Scrub smells absolutely divine, y'all. It goes together easily and looks super duper cute in a mason jar. I also have the free printable mason jar Mother's Day tags below, along with sugar scrub tags, too. This is the perfect way to make a thoughtful gift for mom on a shoestring budget.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
I grabbed all of the items for my Mother's Day Citrus Sugar Scrub Gift at the 99 Cents Only Store. 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can't be beat. Their mason jar selection alone makes me weak in the knees (they have allllllll the mason jar colors, y'all). And their citrus produce was perfectly priced for me to make gobs of sugar scrubs (teacher gifts, too!). Check out this recipe below. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day, friends! Hoping you had a wonderful week. We're certainly on the downhill to summer break around here...and we can hardly wait! Loads of fun backyard projects are the features of today's party...perfect for now or in summertime!

Needing a few fun projects to make your yard allllll kinds of pretty?!?
Check out these features!
All of these features are below...plenty to fill up your to do list.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Free Printable Handmade With Love Tags

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I make a small portion when these links are used, at no extra cost to you.

These Free Printable Handmade With Love Tags are perfect for all of you makers and crafters out there! Attach these to all of your handmade gifts to bring a smile to each recipient's face. AND, the cardboard and chipboard textures are BUILT IN to the design...just print on white card stock!

Free Printable Handmade With Love Tags | These free printable gift tags have the cardboard and chipboard textures built in to the designs! Instant downloads. Perfect for gifts.
When I was a kid, my sister-in-law regularly made me sweet little clothes for my dolls (I was a later-in-life child, so my sister-in-law was a bit older than me...and already married to my brother at the time). She was very good at sewing and could make cuter clothes than were available in stores. On the back insides of the bloomers and dresses, she would sew in a label that read "Handmade Especially for Kristi". I loved those little tags...they made me feel so special, y'all. I've always wanted to make a printable of that nature, so here we are. Download these below...and make someone feel pretty special.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kids' Summer Reading Printables

These Kids' Summer Reading Printables are perfect to get your kiddos into reading mode this summer! 
They are the latest addition to my Printables for Purchase line.

These were also a part of the All Things Summer printable bundle with The Dating Divas...since that bundle has broken a part, I wanted to offer my part of it (these kids' summer reading printables) here on I Should Be Mopping the Floor.
Kids' Summer Reading Printables | Six printable pages of summer reading motivation: book bucket list, reading logs, colorable bookmarks, & completion certificate.
This bundle is packed with SIX awesome prints to get your littles motivated to read the summer away. From reading logs, to bookmarks, to a certificate of completion...we're here to MOTIVATE some book time! 

Or, see all of the details of these kids' summer reading printables below.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DIY Pom Pom Trimmed Drapes

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These DIY Pom Pom Trimmed Drapes make our breakfast area so cheerful! They were made from four tablecloths and were super easy on the budget. Check out how they came together below.
DIY Pom Pom Trimmed Drapes | These cheerful drapes were made with tablecloths and pom pom trim. Check out the entire tutorial to make these simple sew curtains.
I've been over in my parents' town a lot lately. Their Walmart seems to have a much better selection of Pioneer Woman goodies than ours. When I ran across these Pioneer Woman aqua buffalo check tablecloths, I went weak in the knees. I knew immediately I wanted to make them into drapery panels for our breakfast room. I loved the drop cloth ones that were in here previously, but the way they puddled on the floor, meant they attracted alllllll the dog hair. All. Of. It. 

So, we were ready for some ch-ch-ch-changes in this space.

Monday, April 17, 2017

All Things Summer Printable Bundle

EDITED 4/26/17:
Now that the Summer Bundle is broken a part, you can grab my Summer Reading Bundle that was a part of this kit on its own here for $5: CLICK HERE TO GRAB IT!


Y'all...I am over-the-moon excited to be sharing this AWESOME printable bundle with you today. I was invited by my friends at The Dating Divas to be a part of this fantastic bundle.

Introducing the All Things Summer Blogger Bundle...packed full of the very BEST Summer ideas & fun all in one place!

You are being hooked up with EVERYTHING {and I do mean EVERYTHING} you need for a fun, meaningful, and memorable Summer.

I've teamed up with 16 extremely talented bloggers and designers to create the ULTIMATE Summer bundle!

Wait for it...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful Easter...welcome back to the party!
We hope we can inspire you as you recover from a Cadbury Egg coma (what? Is it just me?).

Loving all of the features this week...
they were chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
5 DIY Organizational Projects for Spring
Who doesn't want to get organized this season? 
Check out these links below and link up your own awesome!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Free Printable Teacher Monograms

These Free Printable Teacher Monograms are perfect for your favorite educator.
Just download their initial, print, and frame.

Free Teacher Monogram Printables | Letters A-Z Available | Instant Downloads | 8x10 Prints
I've been wanting to do some fun apple monograms for a few years now. To be honest, the monogram printables are a bit more involved (creating 26 individual files takes more time), so I just hadn't gotten around to it. Happy to finally have these ready for you to use this year. These free printable teacher monograms are perfect Teacher Appreciation Week and end of the year gifts, too.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Crossbody Water Bottle Holder

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I loved this Crossbody Water Bottle Holder so much after I made it for my son, I made one for myself, too. They've proven to be fantastic for holding our H20 during our activities and even just driveway play.
Crossbody Water Bottle Holder | Make this fun and simple bottle holder to keep everyone hydrated! Great for theme park-wear, long walks, and all of the times when you need a bottle of water all the time!
My son has used his new Crossbody Water Bottle Holder so much, I had to see how fun it was. So, I made one for myself and use it on my walks (and plan to use it on our trip to see that big mouse in Florida this summer). It's a wonderful way to keep water on your person and not get dehydrated while in the midst of activities (and the Texas heat if you live in our part of the world). See how easy this was to make below (and check out a special deal I'm sharing on NestlĂ©® Pure Life® Water from Sam's Club, too).

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers

These Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers go great with my newly made-over dinette set. I scored them at the thrift store for a buck and some change, y'all. 

Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
Salt and pepper shakers are some of my favorite things to hunt for at the thrift store...especially wooden ones that take paint easily. I've been on a Salvation Army kick for my thrifting fun lately (G-Dub has gotten a wee bit spendy lately), and I've found so many goodies...including these wonderfully shaped salt and pepper shakers. I love all of their curves and grooves...perfect for chalk paint and a little antique wax love. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring Crafts and Recipes at Inspiration Monday

Spring is sooooo in the air at today's party, y'all! Our hostess this week has selected some spring crafts and recipes that will make you want to do allllll the spring things (and who doesn't want to do that?). Grab yourself a cup of tea and enjoy all of the fantastic inspiration at today's party (and don't forget those spring crafts and recipes that you'll LOVE)!

Inspiration Monday Spring Craft Ideas
The spring crafts and features truly are lovely, y'all! I am in SPRING heaven today.
Spring Ideas
This week's spring crafts and recipes features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes.
Check them all out below.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Free Easter and Spring Printables

I've put together over 40 free Easter and spring printables for you today...all from some of my very favorite bloggers who both dabble and specialize in creating all sorts of pretty prints! Some of these gorgeous designs will flat out knock your socks off...they're just lovely and full of springtime wonder!

Over 40 Free Easter and Spring Printables from your favorite bloggers & graphic designers!
I mixed in a few of my own free printables, too!
I know you'll find something that you love. 
Click below for each of the free Easter and spring printables.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DIY Bird Feeder from Mason Jar Lid

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This DIY Bird Feeder from a Mason Jar Lid is such a fun and simple little project to bring some tweets to all of your feathered friends. This is a great craft to do with the kiddos, too. See how to make this DIY Bird Feeder below.
Great Bird Feeder
We are total bird nerds, y'all. When we bought this house a year ago, one of our favorite things was the sheer volume of trees on the property. Sitting on the back porch or in the sunroom are the two best places for birdwatching through all those trees. We've been wanting to add a DIY bird feeder or two out there to draw in even more feathered friends.

This mason jar lid DIY bird feeder totally fits the bill. It was so fun to make with the kiddos, too. They love doing projects of this kind together as a family. The bonus is these are really budget-friendly...hang several of them all around your yard! Instructions for this DIY Bird Feeder from a Mason Jar Lid are below.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Table and Chairs Makeover with Chalk-Style Paint

This post for my Chalk-Style Paint Table and Chairs Makeover 
is brought to you by Plaid Crafts. 
I was supplied all paint, waxes, brushes, and loads of inspiration for this project.

I've been wanting to make over my kitchen table for eons, y'all. I finally just bit the bullet and I couldn't be any happier. I went all Monica Gellar style and painted my chairs in several colors and the table in another. See how it all came together below.

Table and Chairs Makeover with Chalk-Style Paint | Multi-colored chalk style paints and white wax make this vintage piece really pop! Check out the full makeover at ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com.
Whhhhhhy did I wait so long to tackle this project, y'all? It has completely changed this space and made me fall in love with my beat up 14+ year old table all over again. And with Waverly's chalk-style paint, there was minimal prep. That's probably my favorite part. Check out the makeover process below.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Welcome to the party, y'all! Hard to believe it's April...just rolling right into spring like a steam engine, right? And all of that SPRING is certainly evident in all of the parties lately! There is just so much spring inspiration abounding!

Today's features have been selected by Christy from Our Southern Home.

Christy has put together some beautiful Easter Ideas for the Home...
perfect since Easter is just two weeks away. Check all of these out below!