i should be mopping the floor: July 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day, y'all! And I'm having my own little party...because I just scraped the last bit of the popcorn ceiling off my sons' bathroom. What a chore! But, I'm ready to sit back, relax, and be inspired by YOU now! I seriously can't wait to see what you've been up to. 

This week's features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes.
Meegan put together a really fun list of features from last week's party!
Check them all out below.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Free Printable Backpack Tags

This post for Free Printable Backpack Tags contains affiliate links. 
I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

I wanted to create some fun Free Printable Backpack Tags this year for all the kiddos to use on their bags. They're big and bright and perfect for young children to easily identify their bag. Their shape is perfect to fit inside plastic cruise tags...which are waterproof and super sturdy. They'll definitely last the entire school year. I have details on how easily these are to put together below. They're available in letters A-Z.

Free Printable Backpack Tags | Available in A-Z with personalization space for kids' names.
 These are also available in two color schemes. They're both available on the same sheet.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Six Colorful Classroom Printables

These Six Colorful Classroom Printables are the latest installment of my Printables for Purchase line. 
They're perfect for classroom decor and so much more.

Six Colorful Classroom Printables | Grab these six fun prints for classroom and kids' decor (and more!).
Who is ready for school? I actually am not...but ready or not, it's coming, right? I've had a request for some printables for classroom use. I thought these fun, colorful, and whimsical prints would be perfect. All six are included in the one bundle.

Or check out the details of each print below.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Preteen Boy's Room

This Preteen Boy's Room Makeover post is sponsored by Dorel Home Products
All opinions and ideas are my own. #SignatureSleepGold #BelieveInSleep

Our older son's room is finally done. He's right on the brink of teenagerhood (two months shy, actually), and he was ready for something a bit more grown up than the bedroom he had in our previous home. Check out all of the fun details (and his fabulous new mattress...that arrived in a box!) below.

The eclectic preteen boy's room is full of all kinds of fun details and ideas!
It's hard to believe we're about to have a teenager on our hands. And while that trait seems so grown up, in a way, we're kind of in that weird in-between stage. He's grown up...but yet, still enjoys a few toys and childhood things. And I'm super okay with that. Organizing a room for this stage can be tricky, but I'm hoping we have a preteen boy's room that he can live with (and love) for a few years.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Inspiration Monday

While Monday is usually the dreaded day, we're here to make it the most INSPIRATIONAL one! Today's party is full of DIY goodness...and all of your fantastic links!
Summertime is DIY time around our house. And the list of projects keeps getting longer with all of the inspiration that shows up here week after week! This week's features are all about DIY goodness!
This week's features were chosen by Debbie from Refresh Restyle
Check them all out below.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Free Sweet Tea Printable

This free sweet tea printable is all about that house wine of the south, y'all! 
And, of course, it must be served in a mason jar. Of course. 

Free Sweet Tea Printable | A watercolor mason jar filled with the House Wine of the South, y'all! Free 8x10 instant download.
I have been on the biggest tea kick, lately, y'all. I found a sweet tea that I can actually have on my eating plan and I just can't quit it. It's delicious and is just like the tea I grew up on (minus the four-piece Tupperware pitcher my mom kept our iced tea stored in). Grab this pretty watercolor and mason jar free sweet tea printable below...it's totally calorie-free, y'all!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Top Five Junk and Antique Shops in Central Texas

My Top Five Junk and Antique Shops post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias

It's road trip, season, y'all! My favorite kind of road trip is the kind where I come home with a truck load full of JUNK (honestly, is there any other kind of road trip?). I often get asked my favorite junkin' and antiquing spots. I have five (give or take) in the central Texas area that I hit regularly...because they are absolutely fantastic and well-stocked. So, if you're heading southbound on 35 (just like Pat Green, wink), veer off a little before Austin and check out my favorite shops.

Top Five Junk and Antique Shops in Central Texas | These five hidden gems are where it's at for central Texas junkers! From Burnet to Belton to Waco...you don't want to miss these shops!
While there are several BIG shops that are very well known, some of the places I'm lettin' you in on today are hidden gems. I am more of a grittier junker. I do love the big ol' silos in Waco that everyone flocks to this area to see...but y'all, it's not true junk. It's new junk. And I want original beat-up, been-through-the-wringer, honest-to-goodness, 100-year-old junk-junk. And I know so many of you are like me, so buckle up, y'all...it's time for a junkin' road trip.  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Budget Friendly Back to School Teacher Gift

This Budget Friendly Back to School Teacher Gift and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 
#doingthe99 #99yourschoolyear #CollectiveBias

Y'all...we're on the downhill until school starts. I actually miss my kids terribly once they're back in school...and immediately start counting the days until winter break! But, I am facing reality and getting prepared. I had fun making this Budget Friendly Back to School Teacher Gift with super inexpensive supplies and plants from my favorite store! 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can't be beat. I also have the free printable tags for these available below, too.
Budget Friendly Back to School Teacher Gifts with Free Printable Gift Tags
And if you're not feeling crafty, I have a cute alternative gift idea, too! 
Check out all of the fun below. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Summer Crafts at Inspiration Monday

These Summer Crafts that are today's party features will have you busy during these dog days of summertime!  It's HOT and these summer crafts will keep you busy (indoors!) during these scorchers. Your to do list is about to get a bit longer at today's party!

This week's Summer Crafts features were chosen by
Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

Five Fun and Easy Summer Crafts
Needing something fun to keep you busy this summer? 
Jamie picked out several super cute summer crafts that you're guaranteed to LOVE! Check them all out below.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Free Psalm 55:22 Printable

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This free scripture printable featuring Psalm 55:22 is the perfect piece of inspirational art for your decor.
Psalm 55:22 is a verse that I need in my life often...pretty much daily, y'all.

Free Scripture Printable of Psalm 55:22
I've done a freebie every Friday here on the blog for the last six and a half years. This week, I somehow let it slide to the very last minute. I usually have these scheduled weeks in advance, but I've taken more time off this summer. I, literally, sat down last night and wondered what I'd put together. And sometimes...the best designs can come out of complete procrastination. I'm really happy with this Psalm 55:22 printable...both in its design and for the actual scripture. Grab your free 8x10 print of this below.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Vintage Church Plates

I've been collecting vintage church plates for almost 16 years. But, of course, in true Kristi fashion...I just hung them up last week. In my own defense, I'm one who whole-heartedly believes a collection isn't something that happens overnight. And I wasn't quite ready to display all of these in a partial format (although, this may be partial in itself...is a collection ever really finished?).

Vintage Church Plates | Fun and kitchsy vintage church plates are budget-friendly collectables that look beautiful displayed together.
Today is also the July edition of the Thrifty Style Team. 
All of my friends have some fantastic, budget-friendly posts to share, too.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

First and Last Day of School Printables

These colorful, watercolor, First Day of School Printables also include last day of school prints, AND fun bonus prints for moms and dads (and other friends and family members) to hold up! These are the latest addition of my Printables for Purchase (this is my biggest bundle EVER...all grades and bonus prints are included for five bucks!). Grab these First Day of School Printables (and last day, too) below.

First and last day of school watercolor printables...with FUN bonus printables for parents and guardians! Entire pack includes grades 1-12, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
I think this may be my favorite set of printables, yet! The printables for the grown ups to hold are totally just for fun (truth be told, I'm not a back-to-school fan...I want them to stay home forever!). But, they're a cute way for the whole family to get in on the first day of school fun. This HUGE pack includes grades 1-12, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten...along with THREE bonus prints ("Off They Go", "Off She Goes", and "Off He Goes"). 


(I built this bundle special...you only have to download what you want.)

See all of the bundle's details below.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Hey, hey, hey, party friends! Who is ready for some INSPIRATION?!?
We're ready to see what you've been up to (because you never cease to AMAZE us!).

Today, we have some awesomesauce projects for you...perfect for summertime! These Outdoor DIY Projects are going to fill up your to-do list fast...because they're all so FUN!
These features were selected by me this week. Because I love a good DIY, y'all!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Free Vintage Printable Flash Cards

These Free Vintage Printable Flash Cards are perfect for teacher gifts, classroom decor, back-to-school fun, and any kind of vintage-y vibe! These printable flash cards are not specifically designed for learning purposes, but would work in that manner, in a fairly basic way. Grab your set of free Vintage Printable Flash Cards below.

Flash Card Printables
I originally released these numerical Vintage Printable Flash Cards over on my friend, Mique's blog last year. I got so many requests for them over here (via my alpha flash cards), that I thought I would publish them over here, as well. Grab your set of Vintage Printable Flash Cards below (the vintage design is built right in...just print on white card stock). 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Painted Mason Jar Crafts

These Painted Mason Jar Crafts are budget friendly and make great gifts and decor.
I've rounded up a few faves from some of my bloggy friends. 

Painted Mason Jar Crafts | Lots of budget-friendly ideas for painting everyone's favorite jar!
Who doesn't love a fun painted mason jar craft? They're so simple but have such a great impact. Check out all of the different techniques and ideas featured below.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Back to School Waffle Bar

This Back to School Waffle Bar post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoWaffleBar #CollectiveBias

This Back to School Waffle Bar is inspired by the Eggo® Waffle Bar Truck that's traveling the country right now. The super fun Waffle Bar Truck will move 200 times over 100+ days...through September! I can't wait until it gets to the Walmart in my town. Check out below to see when the truck is headed your way...and check out how to recreate this homespun waffle bar, too (with a free printable back to school banner).

    Back to School Waffle Bar | Fun ideas to build your own back to school waffle bar in your home! Free printable BACK TO SCHOOL BANNER included in post.

    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Inspiration Monday

    Got to love a Sunday that kicks off a holiday week! Hoping all of our American friends have a great day celebrating the fourth of July. We're starting the fun TODAY with another fantastic Inspiration Monday party!

    Our features are perfect for the upcoming holiday...take a fun salad to the picnic this week! These are all so DELICIOUS looking. Thank you to all of the guests who linked these wonderful recipes up last week.Summer salads are the features from this week's Inspiration Monday link party!

    This week's features were chosen by Christy from Our Southern Home.
    Check them all out below!