i should be mopping the floor: June 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

20+ Free Fourth of July Printables

This fourth of July post contains affiliate links. I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

Are you ready for the fourth of July? These 20+ Free Fourth of July Printables are perfection for a lil' red, white, and blue fun! They're all fantastic to use for your cookout or party decor. Grab these printables below.

4th of July Prints
I rounded up over 20 fun and FREE fourth of July printables from some of my favorite blogging and graphics friends. All of these stars, stripes, and patriotic prints will be the perfect decor for the red, white, and blue season. There's a little something for all tastes (including banners, chains, bunting, and more!). Click through below to grab all of your faves (and make sure that ink cartridge is full and good to go).

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Buffalo Check Wooden Letters

Today's Tutorial for Buffalo Check Wooden Letters is sponsored by Plaid Crafts and contains affiliate links. I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you. All opinions are my own. 

These Buffalo Check Wooden Letters are the first of a few projects I'm working on for my boys' bathroom overhaul. I think they are perfect to distinguish whose towel hangs where (notice there is definitely not a letter to indicate anyone's towel should be wadded up on the floor...Jonathan, I'm talking to you). See how I created these Buffalo Check Wooden Letters below.
Easy Buffalo Check Painting
This tutorial has been the craziest one to put together. I've had the letters finished for a bit, but got a wild hair to go ahead and start on the actual re-do of the boys' bathroom (and ripped out wallpaper and popcorn ceilings in the process) so I could really show these fun letters off. It was an interesting chain of events. But, yay for this wall being done (we still have a *bit* more to do everywhere else in this space). But check out the tutorial for the Buffalo Check Wooden Letters below.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters

These DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters would make a fantastic hostess gift for all of the summer cookouts you're headed to this summer. Or make a set for yourself to go with all of your red, white, and blue decor.

DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters | Make these fun red, white, and blue coasters for simple hostess gifts or festive decor.
This is a simple sewing project that is perfect for beginners...or even kiddos who are learning to sew (with an adult's supervision at the sewing machine). I make gobs of quilted coasters and love to keep them on hand for simple gifts. (Check out these other ones I made HERE with my favorite Riley Blake Fabrics.) These fun DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters just scream SUMMER BBQ! Be sure to take a set when you're invited to a cookout on the fourth...your hostess will love them!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day, y'all! We are so happy you've stopped by for the fun. I'm about to be off of work for a bit...I am READY to tackle my to do list. And I'm pretty sure I'll end up adding to it after today's par-tay! You all never cease to amaze me.

Today's hostess has found six amazing DIY Recycle Projects that are going to inspire you! 
Inspiration Monday Party Features - DIY Recycles
Check out all of these links below.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Free Blue and Red Bandana Banner Printable

This post for a Blue and Red Bandana Banner contains affiliate links. I earn a small percentage when these links are used, at no additional cost to you. 

This Free Blue and Red Bandana Banner Printable is the perfect addition to your fourth of July or Memorial Day decor. It has an alternating blue and red bandana print with AMERICA lettering that is perfect for all the patriotic fun!

Free Printable Patriotic Banner
This Blue and Red Bandana Banner Printable is such a fun way to welcome in the patriotic summer season. Download yours below.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Eight Vintage Camp Art Printables

These Eight Vintage Camp Art Printables are sure to bring a smile to your face. Perfect for adventure, a kid's room, RV decor, and just kitschy fun! These camp art prints are the newest in my Premium Printables line. Grab yourself some camp art below. 

Camp Art Printables
It's the season of ADVENTURE! And camping is such a big part of that. Grab these eight vintage camp art printables to share your adventurous side through some fun decor, whether they're hanging in your home or your RV. They're 8x10" printables...perfect to print and frame. These can be displayed together or on their own. These camp art prints would also make really fun gifts for any camping enthusiast.

Or check out each of the individual camp art print details below.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit

This Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are mine alone. #DoingThe99 #99YourSummer #CollectiveBias

It's definitely road trip season, y'all! We've already completed one biggie as a family and the kids and I will have another one on our own later in the summer (we call it our annual "Final Fling" in August before school starts back up). With two preteens, devices are usually the name of the game...but I also like to infuse a little non-screentime fun as well. Enter a Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit...with little surprises and activities to keep everyone entertained for a long day in the car (all kept in budget since everything is from 99 Cents Only Stores). I included the free printable tags for our road trip survival kit below, too.
Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
I packed this kit with activities, toys, and snacks...some are wrapped so they can be a surprise (because who doesn't love a good surprise, right?). The labels are designed to be fairly open-ended in the manner in which you decide to use them...label a surprise for each kiddo, label a time or destination in which a package can be opened, or do your own thing! Check out all of the details and grab the free printable road trip tags below.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Woot, woot! It's PARTY DAY! And this week, we're featuring loads of PATRIOTIC inspiration...perfect for the upcoming fourth of July fun. It's time to bust out ALLLLL of the red, white, and blue!

Hope you enjoy the below features...I selected them this week!
Kindly pin from original sources. Check out the features below.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Free Fourth of July Printable

This free Fourth of July printable has the words to one of my favorite songs!
It is set on a watercolor USA map with red, white, and blue all over.

Free Fourth of July Printable | 8x10" | Instant Download

Does YOUR heart beat true 'neath the red, white, and blue?
This printable is a sweet way to bring that classic July 4th feel into your decor.
Download yours below.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Vintage Patio Sign

This tutorial for a Vintage Patio Sign is my project for this month's Thrifty Style Team.
And...super fun news, y'all...our team is growing by leaps and bounds. 
The projects are all AMAZING. Prepare for inspiration!
Vintage Patio Sign | Old board turned into a fun, LIFE IS GOOD Vintage Patio Sign
This vintage patio sign was somewhat of a filler for our newly made-over patio. I had this empty corner that needed some vertical eye candy and I had nothin'. There were these two boards in our garage from our boys' old bunk beds (sniff, sniff). These boards basically went under the mattresses to keep the bed from sinking through the slats and being too soft. So the boards weren't fancy. But I haven't been able to bring myself to part with the bunk bed set, itself...it was such a big part of our life for so long. So, piece by piece, I seem to be randomly repurposing that thing. Check out the vintage patio sign I made from one of those boards below.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets

This Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets tutorial contains affiliate links.
I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

The fourth is comin', y'all! And I have a kiddo who is not into fireworks. The sounds, the sparks...it's just not his thang. I thought I'd come up with an alternative so he can enjoy the fanfare and sparkle of the FOJ, too. These Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets have already been tried out and loved by my kiddo. They're the perfect addition to any fourth of July celebration.
Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
I made these glassine packets from wax paper that I just ran through the sewing machine.
Just rip and SPRINKLE the fun everywhere! 

Check out the complete tutorial below.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day, friends! My bloggy buddy, Debbie, is the hostess this week and has gathered lots of lovely features...all about home details. And I'm totally all about fun home details, y'all. Hope this week's party is an inspiration to YOU!

The below features were chosen by Debbie from Refresh Restyle

Check out all of these fun ideas below. And please pin from original sources.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Free Printable Father's Day Banner

This Free Printable Father's Day Banner Post contains affiliate links. 
I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you. 

I'm really excited about this printable banner, y'all! It's perfect to string up for your Father's Day festivities...and the ties are just so fun!
Free Printable Father's Day Banner | Download this cute tie banner for a festive Father's Day!
Dad's day is just around the corner...this free printable Father's Day banner is perfect to make your day a bit more festive and fun. Download yours below.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Four Fireworks Printables

These Four Fireworks Printables are the latest edition to my Printables for Purchase line. 
They're the perfect patriotic printables for your summer decor.

Four Fireworks Printables | These four patriotic printables are the perfect splash of FUN for your fourth of July decor!
This red, white, and blue bundle of printables is $5 for the entire pack.

Or see all of the print details below.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath

This Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 
#DoingThe99 #99YourFourth #CollectiveBias

Who is ready for the FOURTH OF JULY? It's truly one of my favorite holidays. Red, white, & blue, patriotism, cookouts, and good times...what's not to love, right? I tend to decorate the outside of my house more for this holiday, rather than the inside. This Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath is perfect for any outside area (or inside, too). And...get this, I made this wreath from decorative patriotic hair ties from 99 Cents Only Stores. HAIR TIES, y'all!

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
Sometimes thinking outside the box really pays off for the budget. I found the prettiest, fluffiest hair ties from the 99 and knew I wanted to make them into a wreath. Their shape was perfect for this. See how this patriotic wreath came together below.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Hey, party people! So happy you're joining us for another linky-linky fun!
We are truly overwhelmed with your inspiration every week. Thank you so much for joining us over and over! We can't get enough of your awesomeness.
It's blueberry season, y'all! And we have a nice, yummy way to celebrate...
today's features, (chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom) are all about that yummy summer berry:
Blueberry Recipes
Check out all of the deliciousness below.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Free Printable Father's Day Gift Tags

This post for free printable Father's Day gift tags contains affiliate links. I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

I'm pretty sure these free printable Father's Day gift tags (shaped like neck ties!) are my favorite. They're kind of everything Father's Day in one sweet little gift tag. Grab these below for all of your gifts to dear ol' dad!
Free Printable Father's Day Gift Tags | Super cute neck tie gift tags...perfect for dear ol' dad!
I think they're even cuter tied up with coordinating twine (I'm a self-proclaimed twine junkie). And who can resist a brown paper package tied up with string? AmIRight?Download your set of free printable Father's Day Gift tags below.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Colorful Outdoor Patio Makeover

This Colorful Outdoor Patio Makeover post is sponsored by Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights by Jasco. All opinions and ideas are my own. #ColorCafeLights

Our Colorful Outdoor Patio Makeover is pretty much complete. Grab a glass of sweet tea and pull up an adirondack for this little tour of our space, y'all. This complete outdoor patio is featured below.
Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!

Colorful Outdoor Patio Makeover

We've been sitting out here every evening we possibly can...just basking in the glow of these LIGHTS and enjoying our work on this space. Check out all of the nitty gritty details of this outdoor patio area below, including our awesomesauce Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights (you guys...they change colors via remote!).