i should be mopping the floor: March 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Free Printable School Bus Driver Thank You Tags

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Don't forget your school bus driver this Teacher Appreciation Week...after all, they're the ones keeping the wheels turning (literally!). These Free Printable School Bus Driver Thank You Tags are a CUTE way to say THANK YOU to your favorite school bus driver. Download below.

School Bus Driver Gifts
I like to give a small gift to all of the school folks that touch my kids' lives in some way. While we aren't bus riders in our house, I know a lot of your kids are. And thanking those hard-working school bus drivers is always a nice gesture. These Free Printable School Bus Driver Thank You Tags are designed for any size gift and make the package super cute!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hoop Art Apple Teacher Gifts

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This fun Apple Teacher Hoop Art has been in my head for months. I'm so happy with how these sweet little hoops turned out. I've included the free pattern so you can make your own Hoop Art Apple Teacher gifts below. This is also the perfect hoop for beginning hoopists, y'all...it's small and simple.

Apple Teacher Hoops
Cute little 4" hoops are my new favorite. They go together so quickly, but pack such a big design punch. These little Hoop Art Apple Teacher Gifts are perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week, end-of-the-year teacher gifts, and even back-to-school fun. They're neutral enough to give to principals, aides, coaches, and of course, teachers...let everyone at school feel the apple love! Grab the free pattern and check out the tutorial for these apple teacher hoops below.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How To Build Window Boxes

This Post for Window Boxes is Sponsored by Miracle Gro and Bonnie's. All opinions are mine.

We've been dreaming of building window boxes for years. This little area of our patio was in desperate need of attention...plus, our existing herb garden is ready to expand. So window box + fresh herbs = the perfect lil' window box herb garden. We're now wanting a hundred more window boxes...they're addicting.

Easy Window Boxes
We have this random window on our patio that actually goes to a store room in our garage. It's kind of a focal point...but into a weird place. I made a little cafe curtain for the window (to mask the storage factor of this room that was very visible) and then realized that maybe a bit more color and fun is what the spot needed. And why not throw a little functionality in, to boot? We've been thinking about window boxes in a few spots for a while, and this quickly became a no-brainer. Plus...we love fresh herbs. This is the perfect spot for a Window Box Herb Garden. See how it came together below.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Spring Decoration Ideas at Inspiration Monday

We have Spring Decoration Ideas for you at today's Inspiration Monday! From lovely floral decoration ideas to gorgeous Easter tablescapes...these will completely put you in the mood for ALL the spring! See these Spring Decoration Ideas and link up your own inspiration below.Inspiration Monday Logo

Spring Decoration Ideas 

Chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes
Ideas for Spring Decor
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Free Pencil Shaped Printable Tags

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These Free Pencil Shaped Printable Tags are perfect for your teacher gifts this time of the year. And they're great to use on gifts for other school employees, too (aides, principals, nurses, etc.). They're kind of neutral, but still perfect for school gifts. Grab these free printable tags below.

Free Printable Gift Tags
I seem to be on a colorful kick with the all of the teacher printables lately. These Pencil Shaped Printable Tags come in each color of the rainbow. They are perfect to attach to any gift for your teacher or school employee. If you're coordinating a big set of gifts for Teacher Appreciation, these are fantastic...they print in sets of six and the cuts aren't too complicated. Grab your free Pencil Shaped Printable Tags below.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Six Rainbow Printable Teacher Gifts

These Six Rainbow Printable Teacher Gifts have been a while in the making...but they're finally here! Last year's set was such a big hit, but this year's set of printable teacher gifts is my new fave. AND, I've included a bonus page of free printable gift tags that coordinate perfectly with these Six Rainbow Printable Teacher Gifts. Check out all of this awesomeness below. 

Teacher Gifts
Teacher Appreciation Week is always a fun time. Being married to a principal, I've helped him plan out a few years' worth of Teacher Appreciation Weeks...and they're always so fantastic. Teachers are the biggest part of our kids' education...let's celebrate them BIG, y'all! These Six Rainbow Printable Teacher Gifts are a part of my Premium Printable Line and come in both 5x7 and 8x10 sizes (you can download both sizes, if you like!). 

GRAB YOUR BUNDLE OF SIX PRINTABLE TEACHER GIFTS HERE IN THE SHOP FOR $5.
(available in two sizes, with free bonus tags!)

See all of the details of these printable teacher gifts below.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Free Hoop Art Coffee Design

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This Hoop Art Coffee Design combines two of my favorite things: coffee and hoop art. How can you go wrong, right? I created a more hand-drawn feel for this particular coffee design. This free printable pattern is available for you to download for yourself below.

Hoop Art Coffee Design
Now that we're heading into spring, I was needing a new coffee design piece for my coffee bar area. Instead of a printable design, I thought Hoop Art Coffee Design would be a nice, cute alternative with lots of fun texture. Grab the free printable pattern for yourself below.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Creative Easter Eggs at Inspiration Monday

We've got some EGG-stra fun Easter Eggs for you today...they're the features at today's party. And each one of them would make an adorable craft or decoration. Easter Eggs are clearly in season right now, so grab some paint and supplies and get going on these fun ones. And be sure to link up your own inspiration below, too...from recipes, to crafts, to, well...Easter Eggs! We want to see what you've been up to. 

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All of the below EGG-stra Special Easter Eggs were chosen as this week's features by me! Hope you love them as much as I do.
Easter Eggs
Check out all of these fun Easter Eggs below.
And be sure to link up your own inspiration.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Free Printable Easter Basket Tags

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Does your bunny need help labeling baskets so everyone gets the right one? These Free Printable Easter Basket Tags are a great little solution...and cute, too! They're available in pink and blue with a nice, large space to write the recipient's name on. Download your Free Printable Easter Basket Tags below.

Easter Basket Tags
I love a sweet classic bunny design...when I added the buffalo check background to these tags, they felt so sweet and...classic. We've always used Easter Basket Tags for our kids to know which basket is theirs. And these Free Printable Easter Basket Tags sure beat a Post-It note that the bunny quickly scribbled out in the dark. Grab your own set of these Free Printable Easter Basket Tags below.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Quilted Spring Pot Holder Set

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If you have some scrap fabrics to use up, a cute Quilted Spring Pot Holder Set is a great way to clean out your stash. Not only am I sharing these fun pot holders, I'm giving them away. And I would love to give YOU this Quilted Spring Pot Holder Set, along with a bunch of (already printed out) printables. 

Quilted Trivets
Y'all! Our Thrifty Style Team leader, Julie, had the most fantastic idea for this month. We're all giving away our projects in today's Grand Home Decor Giveaway! You can win more than one of these fun, thrifty, projects from my teammates and myself. You can enter to win my Quilted Spring Pot Holder Set below...and then click through to my teams' pages to enter their giveaways, too. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Envelope Pom Pom Pillow Tutorial

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This Envelope Pom Pom Pillow is pretty much my favorite thing ever...the pom pom trim just makes it super happy! And this was actually really simple to make...just a little patience required. See the entire Envelope Pom Pom Pillow tutorial below.

Pom Pom Pillow
Last week, I shared our new blue velvet slipcover we put on our IKEA sectional. I got a great deal of questions and comments regarding the pillows that are are on each end of this sectional. I made an envelope pom pom pillow for each end of the sofa to bring out that fun blue (and add a bit of whimsy with the fun pom pom trim). Check out how to make your own envelope pom pom pillow below.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spring Wreath Ideas at Inspiration Monday

These fun Spring Wreath Ideas at today's Inspiration Monday party will have you running to the craft store. I mean, who doesn't love a nice spring wreath? Be sure to also join us and link up your own fantastic and inspiring ideas...even your own spring wreath or two!

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Anyone else ready for spring? After a colder-than-usual winter, I know I'm ready! These lovely Spring Wreath Ideas were chosen by my sweet co-hostess, Laura, from Inspiration for Moms.

Spring Wreath
We hope you love these ideas as much as we do. 
Check them all out below.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Free Printable Happy Easter Card

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This free printable Happy Easter Card is the sweetest little sentiment to send spring greetings to friends and family. The watercolor bird nest with a couple of pretty lil' painted eggs is perfect this time of the year. Grab your free printable Happy Easter Card below (you can print out as many as you like).

Free Printable Easter Card
Goodness, Easter is so early this year, y'all. But, here in Texas, it already feels like spring, so I think we're ready for the bunny. As I'm sitting here typing this, I'm looking across our back fence at our neighbor's yard at a beautiful Eastern Red Bud tree just bursting with lovely purple and lilac blooms. I think it's part of the reason so many of my printables have purple flowers lately. And this sweet little Happy Easter Card certainly meets that criteria, too. Hoping you LOVE it! 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Blue Velvet IKEA Sectional Slipcover

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This gorgeous new Blue Velvet IKEA Sectional Slipcover is a work of art, y'all. I can't quit looking at it (and running my hand across the cushions!). I think it's totally transformed the look of our family room, too. Come check out this Blue Velvet IKEA Sectional Slipcover below.
 Sectional Slipcover
When we first purchased this home, we still owned our previous home and wanted to keep it partially staged for potential buyers. We had no idea how long that house would be on the market, so we decided to grab an inexpensive couch from IKEA to have something to sit on in the meantime. That couch turned into the Ektorp sectional that we fell in love with after getting it in our home and really enjoying it. And while I loved its original white slipcover I've had on it the past two years, I am just a bit more colorful! I was feeling like it was time for a change.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Colorful Printable Easter Bible Scriptures

These colorful Printable Easter Bible Scriptures are some of my favorite Bible scriptures surrounding the resurrection. The colorful letters are perfect for bright, spring decor. And their handwritten vibe is always a reader favorite. This set of six Colorful Printable Easter Bible Scriptures are a part of my Premium Printables line. Grab them below.

Bible Scripture Printables
Easter is less than a month away. I've been slowly replacing my Valentine's decor with something more colorful and springish. I started creating these Printable Easter Bible Scriptures for my own gallery wall in the living room. Then I created a few more and turned them into a set. Each one of these verses is a favorite...especially since they are surrounding the resurrection of Christ. I hope they bless you in some way.

Or, see each individual design below.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Projects and Printables at Inspiration Monday

Today's St. Patrick's Day Projects and Printables are going to shamROCK your day! Inspiration Monday is going all kinds of GREEN as we bring you these fun St. Patrick's Day Projects and Printables...perfect for all ages. So, come on lads and lassies...let's celebrate a lil' luck o' the Irish. 

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These St. Patrick's Day features were chosen by me.
These are all from last week's party (it was so difficult to narrow it down...you guys are so ridiculously talented).
St. Patty's Day Crafts
These St. Patrick's Day Projects and Printables are fantastic for home decor, classroom fun, or even a good ol' party to celebrate all things Irish! Check them all out below. And then link up your own awesome inspiration.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Free St. Patrick's Day Party Printables

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These free St. Patrick's Day Party Printables are perfect for photo booth fun at your St. Patrick's Day Party...or even for St. Patrick's Day dress up (kids and grown ups alike). It's the one day a year where we all get to be Irish, right? Grab your free St. Patrick's Day Party Printables below.

Photo Booth Printables for St. Patrick's Day
Top o' the mornin' to ya, friends! One last St. Patrick's day post for the year. But, I think I saved the best for last. These Free St. Patrick's Day Party Printables will be the hit of the party...or the classroom. There is a little something for every lad and lass in this pack of prints. Download yours below.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys

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We're in the teen zone, friends. And after the all-too-cutesy display our bunny gifted last year (ahem), we've decided to think outside the basket for some Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys this year. My teenager still enjoys receiving a special treat Easter morning...I figured, why not make it more him? Check out these fun and different Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys below.

Easter Basket for Boys
Seriously...way outside the basket! I can't wait to see the look on Ben's face when he sees this ball cap stuffed with a few of his favorite things on Easter morning. Finding good Easter Basket Ideas for Teenage Boys is a bit of a challenge...but definitely fun! And our bunny will hopefully get a few cool points this year.