i should be mopping the floor: 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Thank You Cards

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I've been wanting to create some free printable Christmas Thank You Cards for a bit. These simple ones are perfect to send as a gesture of appreciation for allllll of your holiday gifties that head your way this season. Grab either of these Christmas Thank You Cards below.

Christmas Thank You Cards
For the life of me, I really thought I had already designed Christmas Thank You cards here on the blog...but looking back, they either disappeared or were a figment of my imagination. Either way, I really have wanted some of these on here somewhere. I hope you enjoy both of these designs. They coordinate perfectly with my Home for Christmas printables. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Coffee Bar Ideas

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Today, I'm sharing vintage Christmas coffee bar ideas...inspired by my mother's 1950's red canisters that I recently stumbled upon. Come check out all of these festive coffee bar ideas below.

Coffee Bar

Today's post is a part of this month's Thrifty Style Team series. I just love this series, y'all. It's one of my favorite posts every single month. Check out these coffee bar ideas below, along with some fabulous ideas from my team members.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hand-Drawn Printable Calendar

This 2019 Printable Calendar has a lovely hand-drawn motif on a simple neutral buffalo check. It also includes a calendar-at-a-glance, as well. You can grab this hand-drawn printable calendar below, it's a part of my premium line.

Neutral Calendar
This sweet little hand-drawn calendar is super simple...but sometimes those are my favorite designs. Each motif loosely goes with the the time of year which it's featured on. 

Or, see each individual month's design below.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Crafts at Inspiration Monday

Ready for some fabulous Christmas Crafts at today's party? With the holiday break approaching, we've got several great Christmas crafts to keep everyone busy (and you can create  lovely gifts in the process).

Christmas Crafts at Inspiration Monday

Christmas is just a little over two weeks away, y'all! Today's features are five fun little Christmas crafts to keep you and the kiddos busy during the Holiday Break.
Christmas Crafts
These Christmas Crafts were chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. Check them all out below.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Free Printable Elf Gift Tags

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It's been an elf kind of week, y'all! We're wrapping things up with these free printable elf gift tags. Because elf gift tags, y'all. Amiright?

Elf on the Shelf Gift Tags
These free printable elf gift tags are available in two different color options. Download your favorite design below.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Free Printable Elf Card

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Want your elf to send *someone* a card? Then you need an official elf card, right? These sweet little cards are perfect to print for that little buddy that you have to remind yourself to move...every ding dang night. This elf card is great to send to explain why your elf didn't move...or whatever you need it for! 

Printable Elf Card
For the first time in years, we are elf-free (I didn't mean to sound that excited, but, well...ya know). Our teenager practically rolled his eyes right out of his head at the mere thought of the elf returning. And his brother had similar sentiments. But, for those of you still elfing through the season, this free printable elf card is the perfect accessory for a forgetful parent (that was always me!). Print one whenever you need it...this elf card is even a nice way for your elf to say good-bye, too. Download yours below.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Toilet Paper Wrappers

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These free printable Christmas toilet paper wraps are the perfect way to give a festive touch to your bathrooms this season. Because who doesn't want cute Christmas toilet paper? Amiright? Download these below.

Christmas Toilet Paper Wrappers
Not only am I sharing these free printable, over-the-top-Santa-belt Christmas toilet paper wrappers, I'm also sharing how a couple of simple touches can make your guest bath a little more cheerful during the holidays. See all of the fun below.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Meaningful Christmas Ideas at Inspiration Monday

We have some lovely and meaningful Christmas ideas for you at today's Inspiration Monday party. There is so much inspiration for you to start a new tradition or two of your own with these meaningful Christmas features.
Who doesn't love a good tradition at Christmastime? Whether it's handmade decorations, baking holiday goodies, or a special Advent calendar...we all just love simple, meaningful Christmas ideas. That's why my co-hostess, Meegan, chose her favorite Meaningful Christmas Ideas from last week's Inspiration Monday Party. This week's Meaningful Christmas Ideas have been chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes. Check out all of this heartfelt goodness below.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Free Printable Nutcracker Christmas Cards

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The Nutcracker is a favorite of mine. My mom and I would dress up and see it every Christmas season at Bass Concert Hall in Austin. My love for it inspired these two Nutcracker Christmas Cards. Download either of the designs below.

Nutcracker Christmas Cards
It's always nice to have a few cards on hand during the holiday season...especially blank ones to use at a moment's notice. These two watercolor Nutcracker Christmas Cards are perfect for the sentiments of the season...or just a little "to and from" kind of thing on a present (sometimes I opt for cards over gift tags this season). Download either or both designs below.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Gold and White Snow Tree

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This little gold and white "snow tree" was created in memory of my mother, Marian Elizabeth, who passed away in June. These are all of her gold ornaments and adornments that I've watched her use for years hanging on this snow tree of mine. See all of its details below, along with lots of Christmas ideas from my talented friends.

Gold and White Snow Tree
After my previous "fireplace tree" wimped out last year, I  bought an overly flocked number...that very much resembles what I'm calling a snow tree. Mom would've loved it. Every so often she'd give up her "they're so messy" rule and splurge on a flocked tree in the lot...and usually they'd flock it right in front of us. See how this sweet little gold and white snow tree (filled with loads of memories) came together below.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Blue and White Chinoiserie Calendar

This 2019 Blue and White Chinoiserie Calendar might be my favorite thing, ever. I'm so enamored with blue and white china and planters that this is totally up my alley. I had a blast with all the chinoiserie design touches on this one. I really, really hope you love it. Check out this blue and white chinoiserie calendar below.

Blue and White Chinoiserie Calendar
I just love that classic blue and white dish look...and a gorgeous chinoiserie planter alongside. These are the things I look for the most in thrift stores...but, I hadn't ever thought about designing with this look (until now!). This blue and white chinoiserie calendar also includes a coordinating 2019 calendar-at-a-glance. 

Or, see each month's details below.

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Best Advent Calendars

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Let's face it...we're all busy. And even for a crafter like myself, sometimes it's easier to buy something rather than DIY it. In years past, I've made my kids' Advent calendars and while it was super fun and they were adorable, I'm flat out of time this year. So, I've rounded up (and even tested) some of the best Advent calendars on Amazon that are are super inexpensive. 

Classic Advent Calendar
Who else grew up with the classic perforated-cardboard-window-opening Advent calendars? Every year, my mom would buy one of these pieces of nostalgia at the commissary and it would be such a treat...especially if it was a chocolate-filled one! These days, pre-made Advent calendars can be hard to come by. I stumbled onto some last year at Tuesday Morning, but other than that, these are hard to find in major stores. Enter Amazon. Instead of trudging all over town this year, I found a bunch of these online. I bought a few to make sure they were legit. And truly, I think I've found some of the best Advent calendars (well, ready-made ones, at least) out there. Check them all out below.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Christmas Printables at Inspiration Monday

We've got my fave for you today: Christmas Printables! Our hostess today selected a bunch of festive Christmas Printables from last week's party...just in time for the holiday season. See them all (and link up your own awesome!) below.

Holiday Printables
Hoping you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...and your calories didn't count! Today, we're rolling right into the festive fun of the holidays. My co-hostess selected 10 fun Christmas Printables from last week's party just for you. See them all below.
Holiday Printables

Today's Christmas Printables were selected by Christy from Our Southern Home. You can find them and the party fun below.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale

It's our second annual Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale event! Everything (everything...even commercial packs) are 50% off with code fiftyoff. Shop this fun Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale below and save big on your favorite prints (even calendars!).

Black Friday Sale

Shop below! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Printable

As is our tradition, I'm sending one final printable for the holiday...but I'm sending it along a day early (because you *might* be busy cooking)! This free Thanksgiving printable is my way of saying THANK YOU for following along. Hoping you have a wonderful holiday. Grab this free Thanksgiving printable below.

Cornucopia Printable


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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Free Printable Christmas Card List

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If you're getting your Christmas cards in order for the season, I have a great Christmas card list that you can print for a little organizational help. It's a simple way to keep up with all of those you're sending a little card love to this year. Download this Christmas card list below (and check out the cute Christmas cards I bought this year).

Free Printable Christmas Card List
It's actually been a few years since we've sent Christmas cards out. But, with the passing of my mom this past summer, we've been back in touch with a lot of friends and family. It's inspired me to send a little love across the miles. I'm jotting down my addresses on this Christmas card list to make sure I don't miss anyone. (Just FYI: I totally made up allllll of the addresses on the Christmas card list you see in today's photos. I promise I wouldn't show my friends' and family's addresses like this!) Download your own Christmas card list below.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

DIY Christmas Decor at Inspiration Monday

These DIY Christmas Decor ideas at today's party will get you in the mood to craft alllll the Christmas things. Hoping you love them all. Have a great week...we're so THANKFUL for you.

Holiday Decor Ideas
While I know many have already decorated for Christmas, I think the unofficial kick off rolls in right after the last dish is cleaned after Thanksgiving dinner (amiright?). We've put together several fantastic features from last week's party all around DIY Christmas Decor. So after you put away the china and silver, plug in the glue gun and get going!
Six DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

This week's DIY Christmas Decor features were selected by my co-hostess, Laura, from Inspiration for Moms. Check out all of these festive projects below.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Free Printable Christmas Cards

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These free printable Christmas cards are available in two different designs...one that will save ya a lil' ink! They're both lovely ways to send sentiments this holiday season. Download these printable Christmas cards below.

Printable Christmas Cards
I know a lot of you are getting all of your Christmas fun organized. If you need a quick card to print for co-workers, family, friends, or maybe your entire Christmas card list, these free printable Christmas cards are perfect for you. Download either of the designs below.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Free Printable Vintage Christmas Postcards

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It's Thrifty Style Team day, friends. I'm sharing a set of six Vintage Christmas Postcards that are perfect for your holiday decor. I also have a thrifty way to display them. Download these Christmas postcards (and see all of my friends' links) below.

Free Printable Christmas Postcards
I'm still having a blast with all of these vintage graphics. This time, I tweaked some of my faves, added light and opaque music note backgrounds with scattered polka dots. Then I turned them into 4x6 Christmas postcards for the season. They're perfect to use in your holiday decor or on gifts. Download yours below.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Six Home for Christmas Printables

These six Home for Christmas printables are the sweetest. They include four decked out houses and two Christmas churches. They're designed to be displayed on their own or as a complete set. And this set of Home for Christmas prints are all horizontal and come in both 5x7 and 8x10 sizes (download either or both!). 

Home for Christmas Printables
Last year, I created a couple of prints with sweet watercolor Christmas homes and churches. They went over so well that I wanted to create an entire collection that can be displayed together or on their own. These six Home for Christmas prints are a sweet little reminder of that quaint holiday spirit that we all long for this time of the year. Again, they're available in both 8x10 and 5x7 sizes for your framing convenience. 


Or see each individual printable design below.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thanksgiving Desserts at Inspiration Monday

We've got your Thanksgiving Desserts covered, y'all. Because, while the turkey is *technically* the star of the day, let's face it, we're all eyeballing the dessert table from the get go. Check out all of these Thanksgiving Desserts below.

Thanksgiving Desserts

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away (ahhh...freak out!)? We've got the SWEET end of things covered for you with all of these Thanksgiving desserts that work well for last minute prep.
Dessert Recipes
Today's features were chosen by me...because I'm a BIG fan of allllll the Thanksgiving desserts. Check all of these out below.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Free Printable Vintage Christmas Tags

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These free printable Christmas tags are the perfect way to give a vintage vibe to all of your gifts this season. There are four designs available. Download all of these Christmas tags below.

Vintage Christmas Tags
I just love a good vintage Christmas graphic. I recently stumbled onto a unique set of them and purchased them all. I normally create a lot of the graphics I used, but sometimes it's fun to play around with existing graphics, like these. These Christmas tags are just the start of the items I've used some of these graphics on...they've been so fun to play around with! Download these tags below.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

12+ Christmas Throw Pillows

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Christmas throw pillows are such an easy way to decorate for the season. While I usually love to sew my own pillows, I know some of you aren't into the sewing side of things (and sometimes, neither am I!). So, I grabbed a few Christmas throw pillows over on Amazon for less than ten bucks apiece and called it good! Check them all out below (along a few more).

Farmhouse Christmas Throw Pillows
I've got over twelve of these Christmas pillows that can be Primed your way ASAP (including the two pictured above that are currently hanging out in my sunroom)! And they're actually all throw pillow covers, so you can easily switch them out every season. I've even got a tip on the best insert pillow to use to get the most bang for your buck!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2019 Birds and Blooms Printable Calendar

The first 2019 printable calendar rolls out today! This Watercolor Birds and Blooms Printable Calendar is filled with lovely floral motifs and bird friends on each and every month. And there's a printable calendar at-a-glance included as a fun bonus, too.

2019 Printable Calendar
This printable calendar is probably one of my favorites, ever. I have more coming this month, but there is something about watercolor birds that kind of captures my heart. I designed this calendar using a larger, boxed calendar, so you can use it for light pencil-in planning, when needed.

Or see each month's design below.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Home Decor Ideas at Inspiration Monday

We've got some beautiful home decor ideas at today's party! I'm seriously ready to find those cute peel and stick tiles...so pretty. There are several ideas that anyone can tackle. Check out all of these home decor ideas below.
Home Decor and DIY
I love inspiring home decor ideas. And last week's party was chocked full of them. Be sure to check all of these goodies out below.
DIY Ideas
These Home Decor Ideas were chosen by my co-hostess, Debbie, from Refresh Restyle. She always has such a great eye. Check them all out below.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fall Printable Super Sale

It's our annual BIG Fall Printable Super Sale! Take half off of all of the printables listed below using code fallsale at checkout. 
Cute Fall Printables
Again, select your pack(s) below and remember to use code fallsale at checkout to take HALF OFF! On your mark, get set, SHOP! Again, you've got to make sure to pop that code in the box to get the half off!
use this code: fallsale 





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Friday, November 2, 2018

Free Printable Believe Banner

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This free printable BELIEVE banner comes in two versions...a block-lettered print version and a swirly cursive version (that connects between the pennants). Both banners are on a cheerful red buffalo check pattern...perfect for Christmas decor. Grab your favorite BELIEVE banner below.

Christmas Banner
True confession: I set up this entire Christmas vignette on my buffet last week, took photos, and dismantled it and put fall back out. I love decorating for Christmas early, but this year, I'm holding off. My family will be joining us for Thanksgiving and I want it to be very fallish still...because they're all coming back a few weeks later for Christmas! But my BELIEVE banner will come back out then, for sure. Download your favorite below (and FYI: the cursive is much more readable in person and not in photos...sometimes, prints don't read well in photography...BLARGH).

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Free Embroidery Patterns for Christmas

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I have three free embroidery patterns for you today...this tree design in three separate hoop sizes (they'd be darling displayed together). I also have a really fun magnifying lamp giveaway...it's perfect for all of your crafting, sewing, and embroidery work.

Grab these free embroidery patterns below.

Free Embroidery Patterns
This hoop art has only two simple stitches! It uses a backstitch and a French knot...in a simple repetitive pattern that is perfect for embroidery beginners (or anyone!). Grab all three of these free embroidery patterns below.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Red Christmas Truck Printables

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These Red Christmas Truck printables are available in TWO color schemes AND they come with coordinating printable Christmas cards, too! So technically, there are SIXTEEN of these red Christmas truck printables, in all. They are the very first of my 2018 holiday prints in the shop. Hoping you love them like I do!

Buffalo Check Christmas Printables
Who doesn't love an adorable vintage red Christmas truck with a fragrant pine tree hanging out the back (or wreath on the front)? These red Christmas truck printables and coordinating greeting cards all come in one BIG bundle of 16 total prints (this includes the two buffalo check color schemes). 

Or see the details of this big set below.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fall Decorating Ideas from Inspiration Monday

We've got fall decorating ideas at today's Inspiration Monday! Hoping you love all of these beautiful features.

Inspiration Monday Link Party
Fall, glorious fall...it's in full swing, especially at the party every week. We're loving all of the inspiration you link up with us every week.

Fall Decorating ideas
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Free Scripture Printables for a Jesse Tree

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We're wrapping up our Jesse Tree Series today with these free scripture printables. These cards are designed for daily use in the Advent season as your family uses a Jesse Tree. Grab these free scripture printables below.

Scripture Printables
You' may be wondering what a Jesse Tree is, right? A Jesse Tree is a decades-old Advent tradition. Jesse Trees can be used to help tell the story of the Jesus and His lineage from creation to His birth. See how it works below and grab these coordinating scripture printables.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hosting a Jesse Tree Ornament Exchange

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If you're ready for a unique scripture-based ornament exchange, a Jesse Tree may be just right for you. I've both attended and hosted a Jesse Tree Ornament Exchange and they're so inspirational...and create a lifetime of Advent memories for your family. See how to host one of these below.

Ornament Exchange
First off, you're probably wondering what a Jesse Tree is, right? A Jesse Tree is an old Christmas tradition. Jesse Trees can be used to help tell the story of the Jesus and His lineage from creation to His birth. See how it works below.

Monday, October 22, 2018

25 Jesse Tree Ornaments

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Last Christmas, I threw a Jesse Tree Ornaments party with 24 friends. We created and exchanged ornaments with one another to create lifelong scripture traditions for our own families surrounding the Advent season. Today, I'm sharing all of the Jesse Tree Ornaments from our exchange, so you can get ideas and inspiration for your own Jesse Tree exchange.
 Jesse Tree Ornaments
A Jesse Tree is an ancient Christmas tradition. Jesse Trees are used to help tell the story of the Jesus and His lineage from creation to His birth. The scripture that Jesse Trees are based on is Isaiah 11:1-4:

"A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him-- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD-- and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth."

See below how all of these beautiful Jesse Tree Ornaments can come together to create a meaningful Advent tradition for your family, year after year.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Halloween Party Recipes at Inspiration Monday

These Halloween Party Recipes are perfect for your next shindig! From spooky treats to seasonal flavors, we've got you covered at today's party. AND, be sure to link up your own fun, too! Check out these Halloween Party Recipes and more below.

Halloween Party Recipes

Recipes for Halloween
All of these fun Halloween Party Recipes were chosen by my friend, Meegan, from What Meegan Makes. Check them all out below.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Tags for Halloween Goodie Bags

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Are you putting together Halloween Goodie Bags this year? These fun candy corn and ghost tags will be the perfect little add-on to your bags. They're not a bit scary...just super cute! Download these free tags for Halloween goodie bags below.

Halloween Gift Tags
As is custom around here, we keep it cute and not scary for Halloween...because cute, y'all. I have been wanting some character-ish tags for a while and knew that Halloween was the perfect time to roll them out. Grab these free tags for Halloween goodie bags below.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10 Free SVG Files for Winter

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Our first free SVG file collection was such a success, that I'm super excited to be sharing the next set with you! These 10 Free SVG Files for Winter are the perfect cut files for you to use for the upcoming season and gift giving. They're fantastic for shirts, pillows, sign making, and more. Download one or all of these free SVG files below.

Free SVG Files for Christmas

Vinyl cutting machines (Silhouette and Cricut brands) are kind of a game changer to use for home decor, clothing, and gifts. I don't have the fanciest model...I still use my almost five-year-old Silhouette machine for these kinds of projects and it's fabulous and still does the job. My favorite thing is to make gifts with my machine. Usually, I would purchase graphics from the online provider that works with my design software for my Silhouette, but the last few months, I've been dabbling at making my own. Did you see our first set of free SVG cut files here? Hoping you love this new set of 10 free SVG files for winter just as much. Grab your favorites below.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fall Decor Projects at Inspiration Monday

These fall home decor projects are perfect for a little weekend crafting. They're the features at today's party. Grab your glue guns and settle in by a cozy fall fire...you're going to love creating some of these fall decor projects for your own home.

Inspiration Monday Fall Decor Projects 

We know you are probably overloaded with fall decor projects right now from the blog world, but we just can't help it. We need all the fall feels. Surely we're not alone in this, right?

Fall Decor Projects

These fall decor projects were selected by my fabulous co-hostess, Christy, from Our Southern Home. See them all below.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Free Printable Coloring Pages for Fall

These free printable coloring pages for fall are perfect for both kids and adults. There are two versions of each of the three designs...one a bit more complex for those of you who enjoy a challenge. Grab all of these free printable coloring pages for fall below. 

Free Printable Coloring Pages for Fall
I'm forty and I still enjoy coloring. I mean...what's not to love, right? It's a nice way to destress and unwind. But, I really love coloring alongside my kids...well, at least my youngest who still enjoys a good coloring session. I created these simple free printable coloring pages for fall for all of the other coloring enthusiasts out there. Grab yours below.