i should be mopping the floor: 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

How to Print a Printable

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The question I get most from readers is always about how to print a printable. I've had this question pop up for years and I usually reply to an email or comment with lots of specifics. I thought I'd go ahead and create a video tutorial to make this a bit easier. I've even included tips on how to print a printable using a professional print shop, too. Check it all out below.
Printing a Printable
Whether you're using a Mac or PC, I have you covered today. We're chatting about all of the best tips and tricks for how to print a printable. Hope you enjoy the complete, step-by-step video tutorial below. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Outdoor DIY Projects at Inspiration Monday

These DIY Projects for Outdoors are our features at today's Inspiration Monday party. We're so happy you're here to join us. As we love to work outside in these summer months, we thought the below DIY Projects would be perfect for all of our to-do lists. Be sure to link up your own fun inspiration, too.
Welcome to the popular Inspiration Monday Party!
The warmer months are such a great time to spruce up the exterior of your home. Today, we are featuring six fabulous outdoor DIY projects to take your home from drab to fab in no time!

Six fabulous outdoor DIY projects

All of this week's features were selected by my co-hostess, Laura, from Inspiration for Moms! Check out all of these lovely selections below.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Free Printable Daisy Bookmarks

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Everyone loves a pretty daisy, right? These free printable daisy bookmarks come in two different styles with two beloved flower quotes.

Free Daisy Bookmarks
I'm continuing with my floral printables for a bit. And, it's been a while since I've created any printable bookmarks. I think these free printable daisy bookmarks with simple floral quotes make sweet little gifts and page markers for just about anyone. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Colorful Art in the Home

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Our piano corner was feeling a bit ho-hum lately. We added some fun colorful art and accessories to give it a little zip. I think this is the first piece of abstract artwork we've ever owned...and now we're in love with it. See how simple this space, with its new colorful art, was to put together.  

If you've been by here before, you probably know that we love color in our home. The brighter the better...I mean, we have a bright blue sectional, y'all. But in this main room of the house, things are not as colorful (well, up until now, anyway). I'm trying to integrate small touches here and there to punch up the colorful factor. We started here in our little piano corner by adding colorful art and fun pieces. See how it all came together below.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Summer Salads at Inspiration Monday

These Summer Salads at today's party are the perfect solution for hot-weather meals in no time. From picnics to just lazy weekend meals, these summer salads are a delicious addition to your menu. We can't wait for you to enjoy them at today's party...along with link up your own inspiration!

Inspiration Monday Party
It's hot, y'all. The last thing I want to do is turn on the oven for dinner. All of these delicious summer salads from last week's party are the perfect solution. Some make wonderful side salads and others are meals themselves.

Summertime Recipes
These summer salads are this week's features. They were selected by me. Please check them all out below and pin from the original source. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Chrysanthemum Thank You Cards

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As I mentioned on my Instagram earlier this week, I had begun creating an entire printable series for July back in June, starting with these Chrysanthemum cards. The three cards featured in today's post were created the night before we lost my mom...she would have loved them. The series is a bit delayed, and a bit sparse, but this is the first of it. Hope you enjoy these three free printable Chrysanthemum Thank You Cards.

Floral Thank You Card Printables
I think Chrysanthemums are seriously gorgeous flowers with all of their layers of petals and rich color. They tend to be more of a fall flower. But, when my Chrysanthemum plants came back to me in my planters this summer, I knew I wanted them to be a part of my floral printable series this month. Grab one or all of these below.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Blind Hem Stitch Tutorial

This Blind Hem Stitch Tutorial is brought to you by Laura Ashley USA. All opinions and designs are mine alone.

Are you familiar with a Blind Hem Stitch? It's a great one to use on draperies, pants, and slacks. This type of stitch is designed to be nearly invisible. It's simple to create on a home sewing machine, too. Check out my Blind Hem Stitch tutorial below.

Sewing a Blind Hem Stitch
Today, I'm sharing how to create a blind hem stitch on drapery panels. It's great to create that "hidden seam" at the bottle of your drapery panels. And it's also just a nice seam to know how to sew. Check out the Blind Hem Stitch Tutorial below.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Fourth of July

Happy fourth of July to you and yours. I created this simple print to celebrate all that today is about...the festivities, the fun, the food, the family, the friends! It's a GREAT day, y'all. Enjoy. And grab this freebie below. 

Happy Fourth of July Printable Artwork
 This is an 8x10" printable that was created just for today as an extra freebie. Its fun fireworks theme and playful script are perfect for everyone's favorite summertime holiday.
 Download your copy below. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Patio Ideas at Inspiration Monday

These Summertime Patio Ideas at today's Inspiration Monday Party are fantastic inspiration for a little porch makeover this season. From fire pit areas to patio place settings, we've got patio ideas covered at today's party. Check out these fun features and link up your own inspiration below.

Link Up at Inspiration Monday
These beautiful patio ideas were chosen by my co-hostess, Debbie, from Refresh Restyle as today's fabulous features.

Patio Ideas for Everyone

Be sure to check out all of these patio ideas below.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Star-Shaped Printable Tags

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I actually had this post done prior to last week, when I lost my mother. The fourth of July was always one of her favorite holidays, so I think it's appropriate to still get these printable tags posted before the holiday. Grab these free star-shaped printable tags below.

Star-Shaped Printable Tags
Everyone loves a fun gift tag...especially holiday-themed ones. These Star-Shaped Printable Tags come in both blank and filled-in thank you versions. Download one or both styles below.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Summer Fruit Recipes at Inspiration Monday

Welcome to this week's party, friends. Today, we have some delicious summer fruit recipes for you...sure to tempt those taste buds.

Inspiration Monday Link Party
Today's party features are all about delicious summer fruit recipes. These features were chosen by my co-hostess, Jamie, at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
Amazing Summer Fruit Recipes
Check out all of this deliciousness and link up your own inspiration below.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Rainbow Unicorn Gift Tags

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It's a Rainbow Unicorn kind of day! These sweet free printable gift tags with a rainbow unicorn theme come in four different options for you to download including birthday-themed and congratulations-themed. Grab yours below.

Rainbow Unicorn Printables
If you caught my Unicorn Hoop Art on Tuesday, then you know it's a rainbow unicorn kind of week. I made these fun lil' rainbow unicorn gift tags to coordinate with those. But, honestly, they're perfect to attach to any gift for a unicorn lover. Again, they come in several different styles. Download your favorite below.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

24 Printable Bible Verses

This BIG bundle of 24 Printable Bible Verses has been a long time coming. So many of you have asked me to combine all of my printables of Bible verses into one MEGA pack...and I finally did it. I chose the 24 reader-favorite prints for this bundle of Bible verses. These are a part of my premium line and are available below.
Printable Scriptures
These 24 Bible Verses are in one big bundle...and they're all available in both 8x10 and 5x7 versions, for easy framing. When you grab this pack, you get every single one of these prints. These are all of the black and white scripture printables with a variety of verses...for all different parts of life. And they make lovely gifts, too.


Or see which prints are a part of this bundle below:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Unicorn Hoop Art

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Who doesn't love a glittery unicorn, y'all? This sweet little Unicorn Hoop Art project is perfect for kids and adults, alike. It combines a bit of embroidery (only one simple stitch) with fabric paint and a stencil. And of course, bonus points for using glittery fabric paint on your unicorn.

Whip up these Unicorn Hoop Art Pieces in No Time!
Where are my unicorn lovers out there? This sweet little project is so fun to put together...especially with the combination of fabric paint and embroidery. You can totally do one or the other...but combining the two really makes your unicorn POP! I also used an adhesive stencil to make the painting really simple. See how this glittery unicorn hoop art came together below.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Red, White, and Blue at Inspiration Monday

There is so much red, white, and blue fun at today's Inspiration Monday party. We're so glad you're here to celebrate with us. Since we have this exciting patriotic season upon us, we can't help but dream of a lil' red, white, and blue. Check out today's festive features...and be sure to link up your own red, white, and blue inspiration (or whatever!) below.
Party for Bloggers
While summer is only getting started, we're already thinking about the red, white, and blue (or just the red and white, perhaps, for our Canadian party-goers?). Today's red, white, and blue features are seven patriotic ideas and recipes to make your summer as festive as possible. 

Patriotic Ideas for Your Holiday
Each of these red, white, and blue features were chosen by my co-hostess, Meegan, from What Meegan Makes. Check them all out below.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Patriotic Pennant Banner

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I love a festive printable. This free Patriotic Pennant Banner is perfect for all of your red, white, and blue decor for the upcoming holiday. Its watercolor motif lends a bit of a nautical look to this pennant banner. Grab this below.

AMERICA Watercolor Banner
Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue! It's about that time of the year, y'all. Grab this fun watercolor patriotic pennant banner for all of your festivities. There is an option to just download the stars, too, if you prefer that! Downloads are available below.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Arm Chair Makeover

This Arm Chair Makeover was quite the labor of love, y'all. I found out that reupholstering is not my jam (at least not a project that is this involved). But, I persevered and finished this arm chair with flying colors. This is also my Thrifty Style Team post this month...we have LOADS of thrifty ideas for you today. Check out my new arm chair and my friends' projects below.

Arm Chair Makeover
I've actually dabbled a bit in reupholstery before. So when I spotted a matching set of these 1990s chairs at an estate sale recently, I thought I totally could handle them. The intricacies of these chairs kind of took me down (so. much. piping.). Originally, I had intended to recover both of these chairs for our living room area, but this project quickly turned into one arm chair makeover only. I'm going to be taking the other one to a reupholstery shop. But, I am excited to share this one with you below...in all its recovered glory (along with a before pic, too!).

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Outdoor Living Spaces at Inspiration Monday

These Living Spaces featured at today's party are for the OUTDOORS! Because it's summertime, y'all, and we're all about living a bit more outside.

Check out all of these fun Outdoor Living Spaces and link up your own fabulous inspiration below.
Now that school is out (for most of us, right?), let's kick off our shoes and head outside to some gorgeous and inviting living spaces in our yards and on our patios.  We hope these outdoor living spaces inspire you for a few outside projects of your own! 
Ideas for Patio Living Spaces

Today's features were selected by my co-hostess, Christy, from Our Southern Home. See all of these outdoor living spaces below.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Free God Bless America Printable

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I've been wanting to incorporate buffalo check and a bicycle into a patriotic printable for the longest time. This God Bless America printable is available in three buffalo check designs and one plain white background option. Hope you love this God Bless America printable as much as I do!
God Bless America
I feel like watercolor buffalo check just kind of screams patriotic, right? Especially in red and blue...and *maybe* khaki, too, right? The sweet little blue bicycle carrying a bunch of red and white flowers just takes it over the top into the cuteness category. Grab the God Bless America design that works best for you below.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Free Star Pattern for Hoop Art

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It's almost the fourth! These sweet little hoops made with a simple star pattern are the perfect little piece of decor for this patriotic season. This hoop is an EASY one, too! Grab your free star pattern below and see how to put this together.

Fourth of July Embroidery
If you're new to embroidery, this is a fantastic project to start with...there is only ONE super basic stitch. It would be a great summertime boredom buster for kiddos, too. Grab the free printable star pattern and make one of these cute and festive hoops this season.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Delicious Dessert Recipes at Inspiration Monday

These Delicious Dessert Recipes we have for today's features will certainly tempt your sweet tooth. There is something yummy for everyone at today's party. Check out these dessert recipes, along with link up your own goodies, below.
Dessert Ideas for Parties
These Six Delicious Dessert Recipes are the perfect endings to any meal this summer entertaining season. Grab your spoon and dig in below.

Six delicious dessert recipes for you to try!
These delicious dessert recipes were selected by my co-hostess, Laura, from Inspiration for Moms! It's greatly appreciated if you pin from the original source. Not sure how to do that? Click through the link and click from the blogger's site directly. Check out all of these dessert recipes below.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Free Printable Watermelon Banner

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It's definitely watermelon season, y'all (my favorite!). I think the gorgeous colors of a cut watermelon are perfect for a delicious (and fun!) printable. This free printable watermelon banner is great for summer and fourth of July decor. 

Free Printable Watermelon Banner
While I think most folks would use a watermelon banner for party decor, I'm more of a "let's just put this out because it's cute" kind of person. This printable watermelon banner is going to be hanging in my house all summer long. It's just such a SWEET one, y'all! Download your free printable watermelon banner below.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Six Vintage 4th of July Printables

These Vintage 4th of July Printables are all kinds of adorable! They're red, white, blue, and perfection for any 4th of July decor. These 4th of July prints are a part of my Premium Printables line. Download below.

4th of July Prints
I feel like vintage style and the 4th of July go hand in hand. These vintage-style watercolor printables are super unique and kind of fantastic. 

Or see each individual design below.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Free Memorial Day Printable

This free Memorial Day printable is the perfect piece to commemorate this special day. Memorial Day is for remembering those precious brave souls who gave all while fighting for our country. Living in a military community, this day is sacred in many ways. I hope this Memorial Day print is something that helps make this day a bit more memorable for you and yours.

Memorial Day Printable
Download this Memorial Day Printable below.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Creative Floral Containers at Inspiration Monday

Welcome! We have some gorgeous creative floral containers as this week's Inspiration Monday features. They will get you inspired to add a spash of floral color just about anywhere. These floral containers were selected from last week's party...which was full of fabulousness!

Flower Containers

These fantastic creative floral containers are fabulous for your summer decor or garden areas. I mean, anyone can use a vase, right? But, when you hollow out a log to use as a planter...then you're really taking it up a notch (amiright?). These features were chosen by me.
Floral Containers
Check out all of these Creative Floral Containers below.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Free Printable Fathers Day Poems on Greeting Cards

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I wanted to use some cutesy lil' Fathers Day Poems on some type of printable this year...and a card seemed like the perfect spot. So, you know, I made three. I use the term Fathers Day Poems rather loosely...they're more like rhymes. But, that counts, right?

Father's Day Cards
I've been on a black and white card kick lately (remember my graduation ones and last week's Father's Day Frame cards?). But, I just had to make a few more for dear ol' dad. These sweet little Fathers Day Poems make the cutest black and white cards. There are three designs available for you below.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How to Make a Custom Table Runner

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All opinions are mine.

This fun custom table runner is unique because of its size...it's a miniature version. I designed it to use the "wrong" way on the table. And then I used three of them together to add some fun interest to a simple tablescape. See how to make your own mini custom table runner below.

Table Runner
This sweet little custom table runner is a quick sewing project. I did a bit of light quilting on mine, but nothing fancy. And the quilting part is totally optional. If you need a quick way to dress up your table, this is your ticket. AND...you'll never guess what my color palette inspiration for these was!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

DIY Outdoor Projects at Inspiration Monday

We've got some lovely DIY Outdoor Projects for you at today's party. They're the perfect features this time of the year. Check them all out below...along with linking up your own inspiration!

Projects for Outside
You'll be ready for outdoor summer fun in no time at all with these creative DIY Outdoor Projects. Your spring to-do list just got a little bit longer, y'all!
Outdoor DIY Ideas

Today's DIY Outdoor Projects were features chosen by our hostess, Debbie, from Refresh Restyle. Check them all out below.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Free Printable Handmade Fathers Day Cards

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What dad doesn't love sweet handmade Fathers Day cards? I'm using the word "handmade" rather loosely here because I simplified the process to make it easier for you. But, hey...the drawings are what counts to make dad's heart go pitter patter. Download these free printable Handmade Fathers Day Cards below.

Free Printable Father's Day Greeting Cards
Dad's big day is coming up fast, y'all! And our dad totally loves the handmade sentiment behind anything we give him. And gosh, a sweet portrait of a dad and his kid (drawn by that kid)? Melt. My. Heart. There are two designs available for these free printable Handmade Fathers Day Cards below.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Father's Day Sports Fanatics Printables

These Six Sports Fanatics Printables are perfect for Father's Day. If your dad or grandpa loves a good game or two, these sports fanatics prints are for him. They are available in both 8x10" and 5x7" sizes and come with free coordinating gift tags to wrap them up with. Grab these sports fanatics printables for your guys below. 

Sports Fanatics Printables
These prints are a part of my Premium Printables line. They make the cutest gifts for Father's Day (what dad doesn't love to hang a good dad-print in his office?). They come bundled with all six prints (you can choose which sizes you like) and then download the accompanying free gift tags, too (also designed for die hard sports fanatics!).

Or see each individual printable below.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Simple Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

These Simple Front Yard Landscaping Ideas are sponsored by Jasco Products and Acorn Influence. All ideas and opinions presented are mine alone.

We gave our front porch and yard a makeover in one weekend, incorporating lots of simple front yard landscaping ideas. From lighting to plants to ol' fashioned rockers, check out these simple front yard landscaping ideas below.

Landscaping Ideas
We're a little bit sore, but man, what a difference one weekend can make! With a little elbow grease and some simple front yard landscaping ideas, our porch and flower beds did a total turnaround. And we're definitely novice landscapers...as in, we know nothing. These were just simple little ideas here and there that worked for us and fit our budget. Check out the entire makeover below.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Summer Treats at Inspiration Monday

These Summer Treats at today's Inspiration Monday party are ready to make your mouth water! There is a little something for all tastes, too. After you peruse the features, be sure to link up your own summer treats (or whatever you'd like), below. Thanks so much for being here.

Inspiration Monday Link Party
Hoping you are all having a lovely Mother's Day Weekend and fabulous start to your week. As those temps heat up (it's already hawt here in Texas!), we've got some fantastic summer treats features to cool you off.
Summer Desserts
The below Summer Treats features were chosen by 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Free Printable Bow Tie Tags for Father's Day Gifts

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Your Father's Day Gifts will look pretty adorable with preppy bow tie gift tags attached. These fun tags are available in four color combinations. Grab them for all of your Father's Day Gifts below.

Bow Tie Tags
Ahhhh...I love a good bow tie! I think they're so much more fun than a regular neck tie. And these free printable bow tie tags will jazz up all of your Father's Day gifts in style. You can choose to grab one or all of the patterns of these tags.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Thrifted Blue and White Planter Decor

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It's Thrifty Style Team Day, y'all. I'm sharing my Thrifted Blue and White Planter Decor that I just added to our dining room. If you love a good blue and white planter, check out my finds below.
blue ceramic planter
Man, I love a nice, ceramic blue and white planter. I've dreamed of the gorgeous Blue & White Chinoiserie Planter from Ballard Designs forever, but at $200 a piece, I'm not that anxious to jump on it. However, at Goodwill last week, I stumbled onto three ceramic planters in the perfect hues...and for the perfect price! Check out my fun finds below.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

DIY Projects at Inspiration Monday

We've got fantastic DIY Projects for you at today's Inspiration Monday party. From painting projects to planters, there are DIY projects for everyone. And, of course, they'll make your to-do list a bit longer! Check out the DIY projects plus link up your own inspiration below.

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These Seven Fantastic DIY Projects were chosen by my co-hostess, Meegan, from What Meegan Makes.They're guaranteed to make you inspired for creativity in your own home.
DIY Ideas
You can check out all of these DIY Projects as well as link up to the party below. Thank you so much for joining us today.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Free Printable Key Tags for Gifts

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These Free Printable Key Tags are perfect for a key chain or key fob gift for teachers and other school staff. These kind of gifts make great end-of-the-school-year keepsakes. Grab these printable key tags below (in four different color options).

Printable Key Tags
The end of the school year is upon us and we're all hustling to put together sweet gifts for teachers and other school friends. This little key chain gift is so simple, but practical, too. I grabbed my key fob on Amazon, but also have a tutorial for you to make one, if you prefer that route. Attach one of these printable key tags and you have an instant gift. Download these gift tags below.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

36 End of School Year Printables

These 36 End of School Year Printables are a compilation of six of my most popular printables, ever. I put them together to make it easy for gifting during the end of the school year craziness. While they're a part of my premium collection, you're actually getting the prints for over 65% off OF their normal prices, since they're bundled together. See all of the prints in this end of school year bundle below.

End of School Year Printables
I don't know why I haven't bundled these end of school year printables together sooner. So many of you have purchased more than one of these sets...it was time to make it a bit easier! AND, you are actually getting both 8x10 and 5x7 sizes of each of these printables (with the exception of the Kids' Summer Reading Bundle, since it's not really for framing). 

Or see all of the printables in the bundle below.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Simple Watercolor Graduation Printables

These Simple Watercolor Graduation Printables aren't just for graduates...their inspiring nature works for anyone in need of a little inspiration. And you guys know how I love nice, simple watercolor printables. These rainbow designs are fun and bold...and perfect to frame and gift. Grab these Simple Watercolor Graduation Printables below (they're a part of my premium line).
Simple Watercolor Printables
There are six of these simple watercolor graduation designs in this bundle...available in both 8x10 and 5x7 sizes for easy frame-ability. 

Or see all of the individual designs below.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Delicious Appetizers at Inspiration Monday

The Delicious Appetizers we have as features this week will make your mouth water and your menu more fun. I always say I can make a meal out of just appetizers. And today's line up definitely proves that. See all of these delicious appetizers (and link up your own inspiration below)!

Party Hostesses
All of these yummy appetizers were selected by Christy from Our Southern Home. They're perfect to prepare for entertaining in your home or bringing to a friend's house. And gosh, there are times I think that I could just make a meal of appetizers alone.

Delicious Appetizers
Please pin these delicious appetizers from their original source.