i should be mopping the floor: February 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Free St. Patrick's Day Embroidery Design

This Free St. Patrick's Day Embroidery Design post contains affiliate links. I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

I've been hard at work on this St. Patrick's Day Embroidery Design...it's one of my favorite hoop art pieces, so far. It's very simple, but has a fun, colorful look to it. This entire embroidery design only has two stitches throughout. See the tutorial (and grab the free pattern) for this Free St. Patrick's Day Embroidery Design below.  

St. Patrick's Day Hoop Art
Well, hoop-dee-doo and hoop-dee-dee! 
Another hoop piece for you from me. ;) 


All silliness aside, I'm super happy with how this St. Patrick's Day Embroidery Design came out. I had several designs running through my head for a bit, and then after my newsletter freebie from a couple of week's back, I duplicated that concept into embroidery design. See how it came together (and grab the free PDF pattern) below. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Colorful Spring DIY Projects at Inspiration Monday

It's Inspiration Monday! Today's COLORFUL Spring DIY Projects and Decor Ideas will have you SO ready for warmer temps, flowers, and all things spring. Hope you love these lovely features as much as we do. We are so happy you're joining us today.Inspiration Monday

Today's features were chosen by Debbie from Refresh Restyle. She's put together some COLORFUL Spring DIY Projects and Decor ideas. 

Spring DIY
Check out all of these inspiring ideas below.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Free Irish Blessing Printable

This Free Irish Blessing Printable would be a delightful little watercolored rainbow addition to your St. Patrick's Day decor. With our new found Irish heritage (yay for ancestry tests!), we practically have a different Irish Blessing in every corner of the house this season. We're seriously milking this holiday for all its worth. Grab your own free Irish Blessing Printable below.

Irish Blessing Printable
Are y'all so tired of me going on and on about our newly discovered Irish heritage? I mean...it's the season to celebrate it, right? I've seriously always wanted to do more St. Patrick's Day printables here, but didn't feel like I was very authentic designing this type of print a few years back. Now that we've learned we're as Irish as a pot of gold (relatively speaking), I'm going all out with the fun. Today's free Irish Blessing Printable is my second St. Patrick's print of the year (did you catch last week's St. Patrick's Day freebies?). This Irish Blessing Printable kind of marries all of my favorite things...watercolor, rainbow vibes, and a sweet message to display in your home. Grab yours below.

12 Free Handwriting Fonts

These 12 Free Handwriting Fonts are some of my absolute favorites.  They're fantastic for crafting, labeling fun, vinyl projects, printables, and so much more. Handwriting fonts can be tricky to find...especially the really good ones (it's all in how they connect to one another, in my opinion). I hope you love these 12 handwriting fonts as much as I do!

12 Handwriting Fonts
It's been a while since I've done a font post, y'all. And honestly, I've really missed them. I've changed some of the ways I blog, and I'm bringing some reader favorites back (like free font goodies!). These 12 Free Handwriting Fonts are the kick off of font posts for 2018. Download these freebies below.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Eight Easter Coloring Pages

These Eight Easter Coloring Pages are probably my favorite set of spring printables to date. Not only are they perfect for any age as entertainment, but they also look super cute just in black and white in a simple frame for spring decorating. This BIG bundle of Easter Coloring Pages is a part of my Premium Printables line and may be may reproduced as many times as you like for classroom, group, and family activities or decor. Grab these below.

Easter Coloring Pages
It's hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner...it's so early this year. I designed this particular set of Easter Coloring Pages to get my own mind in the spring mode. These are light-hearted and playful...perfect for kids and adults to coloring away the day. But again, they'd look great just in black and white in a simple frame amongst your spring decor. 


Or see the details of each individual print below.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cabin Fever Craft Ideas at Inspiration Monday

Anyone else a bit ready for spring? Today's Cabin Fever Craft Ideas are sure to keep you busy until the flowers start blooming and the birds start chirping. Welcome to the  Inspiration Monday party!
Inspiration Monday Link Party
These Cabin Fever Craft Ideas are the features from last week's Inspiration Monday party chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. These fun features are all about crafts to keep us all inspired and busy until springtime!
Craft Ideas

Cabin Fever Craft Ideas at Inspiration Monday

There is something for everyone in today's creative features. Check them all out below>>>

Friday, February 16, 2018

Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages

These free printable St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages are perfect for all ages. They're a wonderful classroom activity or just a fun family activity on St. Patrick's Day. After all, we all get to be Irish that one special day a year, right? Download these two St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages below and grab your crayons (especially the green one!).

Free St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages
We recently learned through the popular DNA testing that we're a lot more Irish than we realized. This has given us a fantastic excuse to go all out on St. Patrick's Day from here on out. Loads of green, shamrocks, and these fun St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages are the name of the game this year. They're perfect for adults to color, too. Grab one or both of these festive and free printable St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages below.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

How to Embroider Leaves the Easy Way

This post for How to Embroider Leaves the Easy Way contains affiliate links. I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

Today, I'm sharing how to embroider leaves the easy way...well, at least I'm calling it the easy way. Embroidered leaves have always fascinated me. This method isn't too overly neat and orderly...it leaves a little room for your own interpretation, regarding stitch lengths and shapes. Hope you enjoy this little tutorial for how to embroider leaves...at least, the easiest way I know. 

How to Embroider Leaves
I feel like leaves are such a big part of embroidered designs...they can anchor and really make smaller floral embroidery pieces work together perfectly. For the longest time (well, relatively speaking, I've only been embroidering for about a year), I would stick to the crazy daisy stitch and change it up for different leaf sizes. The only issue was that all of my leaves were hollow. I played around with lots of filling and satin stitches and kind of married two methods in this tutorial for How to Embroider Leaves the Easy Way. Check it out below.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spring Embroidery Hoop Art

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This Spring Embroidery Hoop Art is my most detailed hoop, yet. I've just started embroidery hoop art about a year ago, and have been working my way up to more difficult pieces. I'm happy with how this one turned out, too. I've included a free pattern and stitch explanations for you below, if you'd like to create this embroidery hoop art for yourself.

Spring Hoop Art
Today's Spring Embroidery Hoop Art is actually a part of this month's Thrifty Style Team. All of my friends have shared their own thrifty fun at the end of this post. My contribution of an embroidery hoop is one of my favorite thrifty decor items...embroidery is a relatively inexpensive hobby and I LOVE finding hoops (and floss and fabric, too) at my local thrift stores. This Spring Embroidery Hoop Art is a great embroidery hoop pattern for beginners. In another post, I've also shared a complete tutorial on how to embroider the leaves on this hoop, as well.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DIY Bath Tray

This DIY Bath Tray is perfect to put across your tub for all of your bath time essentials. It was an easy one-hour project (not including paint drying time). But, seriously, how have I gone so long without a bath tray? Game changer, y'all. Find out how to may your own DIY Bath Tray below. AND, I'm once again sharing some FREE Mrs. Meyer's goodies (this time it's the new body wash and lotion and loofah).

This post is brought to you by Grove Collaborative.
All opinions are my own.

bath tray
Not only are we building this simple DIY Bath Tray today, but these Mrs. Meyer's freebies may just be my new favorites. I've also taken the photos for this post in the bathroom that I never show on the blog...in all of its avocado green and 1970s wallpaper glory. In a weird way, its style seems to be coming back around, y'all. We may just leave it as is for a few more years and be ahead of the game. Find out how to make your own DIY Bath Tray below, as well as grab your own free Mrs. Meyer's Body Wash, Body Lotion, and loofah.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Comfy Home Decor Ideas and Recipes at Inspiration Monday

These Comfy Home Decor Ideas and Recipes from last week's party will make you want to snuggle up all day long! Welcome back to the party. We know you'll be wowing us even more this week. Thank you so much for stopping by for the fun.
Comfy Home Decor Ideas

Friday, February 9, 2018

Free Printable Funny Valentines Cards

This post about free printable funny Valentines cards contains affiliate links. I make a small profit when these links are used, at no additional cost to you. 

My free printable funny Valentines cards have every kids' (and some adults') favorite foods: PIZZA and TACOS. I mean...let's TACO 'BOUT how punny these are, y'all! They are designed to be used with the fun lapel pins that are popular, or the free punch out icons that are included in your download. Take a PIZZA these funny Valentines cards to your someone special.

Free Printable Funny Valentines Cards
As the kids get older, the Valentines cards get a little less cutesy and a bit more humorous. My youngest is in fifth grade and this will be his last year for passing out class Valentines cards (cue the sobbing). He helped me come up with these funny Valentines cards to hand out to his friends...and I thought you might enjoy them, too!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Vintage Guest Bedroom Ideas

I'm sharing my vintage guest bedroom ideas today...all surrounding our new (very) blue room. I am really pleased with how this room came together. Besides the bedding and bed itself, everything in this room was thrifted, handed down, or found at an estate sale. Check out these fun and funky (and frugal!) guest bedroom ideas below.

Vintage Guest Bedroom Ideas
When we bought this house, we loved this space. Originally, we had thought my parents would be moving into this room and its den that is right next door to it. There is also a large, handicapped accessible bathroom attached to this bedroom...making it an ideal spot for them. However, their health needs and situation have somewhat shifted, and we're not completely sure it will all play out like we originally thought. Instead of leaving it in its blank state, we went ahead and fluffed it up a bit for our guests who use this room...now it reflects our own tastes a bit more. I'm sharing my favorite guest bedroom ideas to make a spot for your people that is both functional and budget-friendly (and vintage!).

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

St. Patrick's Day LUCK Printable


This St. Patrick's Day LUCK Printable is actually an older post that I have updated with new photos and improved download links. This design was inspired by Robert Indiana's LOVE Statue in Philadelphia...I wish you lots of LUCK this St. Patrick's Day!
LUCK Printable
Are you Irish? Maybe just one day a year (wink)? After my family has been delving into all of the cool genealogy kits, we found out we're a lot more Irish than we realized. We're totally living it up on St. Patrick's Day since we've found out how Irish we actually are. And this free St. Patrick's Day LUCK printable is the perfect way to give your home a touch of green (and LUCK) this fun season.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Southern Quotes Printables

EDITED: These printables are about to be discontinued for good. They are available at HALF OFF! These are all going away for good on Sunday...USE CODE discontinued AT CHECKOUT TO SAVE 50% ON THEM!

These Six Southern Quotes Printables are sure to butter your biscuits, darlin'. Their vintage-typography style is as sweet as the tea we drink down here in these parts. You can display them all together or each on their own. These southern quotes will look great on your walls in either the 8x10 or 5x7 sizes they're available in. They are a part of my Premium Printables line.
Six Southern Sayings
Y'all, even if you're not from down here, this is still just a humorous little gathering of some of the best southern quotes this side of the Mason-Dixon line. They're sure to bring a smile to your face and some shugah to your tea (served in a mason jar, of course). 

Grab this bundle of Six Southern Quotes Printables here in the shop.

Or check out each of the individual Southern Quotes prints below.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

DIY Home Decor Projects at Inspiration Monday

We've got some DIY Home Decor Projects featured at today's party. They're all from last week's party links...because you all never cease to amaze us. Can't wait to see what you link up today!
Inspiration Monday
It can be a bit rough trying to get into the swing of things after the holidays. The house can look so bare with all that pretties packed away. If you are looking to spruce up your home in a creative way, the Inspiration Monday team has some DIY Home Decor Projects as today's features.

DIY Home Decor Ideas:

DIY Projects

This week's DIY Home Decor features were selected by Christy from Our Southern Home. Check them all out below.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Free Printable Valentines Day Greeting Cards

These Free Printable Valentines Day Greeting Cards are a part of a post that contains affiliate links. I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

It's February and I'm sharing some LOVE-ly free printable Valentines Day Greeting Cards with you today. There are three greeting cards in today's collection...a lil' something for everyone. Why fight crowds in the card aisle when you can just turn on the printer and have one of these cute Valentines Day Greeting Cards?

Free Printable Valentines Day Greeting Cards
Now that January is over, I can start posting all of the fun Valentines Day printables that have been rolling around in my head. These three fun Valentines Day Greeting Cards are perfect for your sweetheart. Just print, cut, fold, sign...and SWAK! Download one or all of them below.