i should be mopping the floor: 2018

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

This Custom Table Runner Post is sponsored by Acorn.
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!).

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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
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Free Printable Gift Tags for Graduation Gifts

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It's graduation season, y'all. I made these free printable gift tags for all of your graduation gifts to make wrapping a bit easier (and cuter, too!). These printable mortar board gift tags are available in eight color options and will dress up all of your graduation gifts in style (in the recipient's school colors).

Grad Gifts
If you're like us, you find yourself purchasing multiple graduation gifts this time of the year. These free printable gift tags are perfect for all graduate levels (from the kindergarteners to the college grads!). They are fantastic for any gift, but I love to attach them to cute party favor bags that I can tuck a gift card inside. Download these gift tags below in the color of your choice.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mothers Day DIY Hoop Art

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Ready for a sweet Mothers Day DIY project? This hoop art will totally bring a smile to mom's face and add some love to her decor. The free pattern for this Mothers Day DIY Hoop Art is available below, along with stitch explanations and more.

Mother's Day
This Mother's Day Hoop Art has been in the works for a few weeks now. I've had to keep moving it to the back burner when other things came up...but I'm so happy it's done! It is probably my most involved hoop so far. But, the fun stitches and patterns were totally worth it. See all of the details and grab the free pattern for this Mothers Day DIY Hoop Art below.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Outdoor DIY Projects at Inspiration Monday

Today's party is full of Outdoor DIY Projects for your spring to-do list! The weather is getting warmer, and if you're like me, your Outdoor DIY Projects are adding up. We've got the perfect features to inspire you this season.

Check out all of the Outdoor DIY Projects selected by my co-hostess below.

Welcome to the popular Inspiration Monday Party! Come visit and be inspired with fabulous home decor, crafts, recipes and more! 

 These six projects are pretty fantastic and are sure to give you some spring inspiration for your outdoor areas. Be sure to link up your own fantastic inspiration at the end of this post, too.

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Outdoor Projects

Friday, April 20, 2018

Free Printable Graduation Cards

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These free Printable Graduation Cards actually started out as simple inspirational cards I made for some friends at a conference last week. But, when someone told me they wanted to have a couple to use as graduation cards, I realized that was the perfect idea! Grab these free printable graduation cards below.

graduation printables

I love a good, inspirational card. And graduations are the perfect time to inspire a young (or not-so-young) person as they embark on a new adventure. Grab either of these designs for my free printable graduation cards below.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Six Nurses Week Printables

These Six Nurses Week Printables are just in time for celebrating some of our favorite healthcare workers. Nurses Week is just around the corner. These make fantastic and inspiring gifts...or even decor in a common area. Grab your Nurses Week printables below. These are a part of my Premium Printables line.

Nurses Week Printables
My biggest request is to create more printables in this specific watercolor block lettering look. Last week, I had a reader ask for nurses week prints in this popular format. I actually had been toying around the idea of nurses week printables, so it worked out perfectly. Nurses are the ones in the trenches...saving lives and caring beyond measure every single day. What a great way to celebrate them with their own special week. 

Or see the details of each printable below.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Farmhouse Decor Ideas at Inspiration Monday

Today's Eight Farmhouse Decor Ideas will knock your socks off! They're this week's party features and they're fantastic. Hope you can check out these farmhouse decor ideas and link up your own inspiration below.
Inspiration Monday
Farmhouse seems to be all the rage right now. I live an hour from Chip & Jo, so I feel like it's super farmhouse-y around these parts. While I have a bit more of an eclectic style, I certainly appreciate the sweet look of farmhouse decor. 
Farmhouse Ideas

The below features were selected by Christy from Our Southern Home.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Free Printable Mother's Day Coupons

These Free Printable Mother's Day Coupons are perfect for all the moms on their special day. They are available in two color options. These Mother's Day Coupons have a spot for kids to fill in what the coupon will be good for. It's a fun way to customize a gift for mom. Download these free printable Mother's Day coupons below. 

Mother's Day Printables
I think gifts that my boys take part in are my favorite. Even something as simple as filling in an item on a coupon can tug at my mama heart. These free printable Mother's Day coupons print four to a page...so they're perfect for every family member to fill in a special task for mom. Download these below.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

DIY Map Wall Art

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It's Thrifty Style Team day! Yay! I'm sharing this DIY Map Wall Art...it was budget-friendly, easy-to-put-together, and packs a fun design punch. See how simple it is to put together your own Map Wall Art below.

Paris and London Maps
My husband is actually the map collector in our family. He loves all kinds of maps and makes it a point to buy a new atlas every year, even though Waze replaced those atlases (atli?) for us a few years back. He just loves to see the lay of the land in map form. I was wanting to change out a piece of artwork in our bedroom and I knew our recent map souvenirs from spring break would be perfect. See how this Map Wall Art came together below.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Clipboard Teacher Appreciation Gifts

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Looking for some fun Teacher Appreciation Gifts? These simple-to-paint clipboards are perfect and budget-friendly. Pair them with some fun teacher printables and you have instant (and practical) Teacher Appreciation Gifts. See the complete tutorial below.

Teacher Appreciation Clipboard
Who doesn't enjoy a cute clipboard, y'all? These dressed-up clipboards make the cutest Teacher Appreciation Gifts...and they're not difficult at all to paint. You can easily make a bunch of them for all of the teachers and school staff on your list for gifts.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

DIY, Recipes, and Decor at Inspiration Monday

Ready for some amazing DIY, Recipes, and Decor Inspiration? It's the perfect theme for this week's party...because we're all about a little bit of everything here. Welcome back to the Inspiration Monday party!

Check out all of the DIY, Recipes, and Decor Inspiration features below. And then, be sure to link up your own inspiration.
Link Up Party
Today's features were chosen by 
Debbie from Refresh Restyle.

Inspirational Projects

DIY, Recipes, and Decor Inspiration

Check out all of this goodness and yumminess below.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Free Printable Mothers Day Cards

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These three free printable Mothers Day Cards are ready for you to print and give to your favorite mom, relative, or friend. There is a something for everyone in this pack of sweet printables. Grab one or all of these three free printable Mothers Day Cards below.

Printable Card for Mothers
I think Mother's Day is one of my favorite days of the year, and not just because I'm a mom, either. Celebrating women who do the hardest job of all is just a great thing, no matter what day it is! Download these Mothers Day cards below.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

How to Make a Key Fob Wristlet

I made this Key Fob Wristlet for today's post, which is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. I am THRILLED to partner with them all of the month to share how we can all make a difference!

This cute Key Fob Wristlet project is the perfect scrap buster for your fabric stash. It makes a great housewarming gift to a new homeowner, too! See how to make your own cute key fob below.

Key Fob
As I mentioned, I'm creating this post for the Key Fob Wristlet in partnership with my friends at Habitat for Humanity. From now through the end of the month, you have a great way to support their fantastic mission. Go here to learn more and donate to this cause. See this key fob tutorial and get even more information below.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Six Printable School Staff And Principal Gifts

Looking for staff and principal gifts this time of the year? These Six Printable School Staff And Principal Gifts are perfect for the end-of-the-year or even Teacher Appreciation Week. There is something for everyone on your school's staff. And principal gifts are ALWAYS appreciated (I'm married to a princpal!). These are a part of my Premium Printables line.

Principal Gifts
If you're like me, you love thanking ALLTHEPEOPLE this time of the year...it definitely takes a village. After years of being asked for support staff printables, I'm finally delivering (sorry for the wait, y'all!). These Six Printable School Staff And Principal Gifts are sure to bring a smile to all of your people's faces! They will be so happy to be included in the gift giving fun. 

Or see each individual printable below.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Beautiful Blue Furniture Makeovers at Inspiration Monday

Happy Easter! We have some lovely blue furniture makeovers for you today that are sure to put you in the spring mood. After you finish your egg hunting and fun, be sure to browse all of these beautiful blue furniture makeovers, along with all of today's links.
Inspiration Monday Link Party

Beautiful Blue Furniture Makeovers at Inspiration Monday

This week's Beautiful Blue Furniture features were chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. They're all so pretty.
Blue Furniture Makeovers for Spring

Check out these blue furniture pieces below.