i should be mopping the floor: July 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

15 Vintage Floral Printables

These 15 Vintage Floral Printables have been in the works for a bit now. I'm so happy with how they turned out. Their watercolor and buffalo check designs are lovely in any decor. Grab these floral printables below and make a fun statement in your own home. 

Farmhouse Printables
It's been several weeks of floral printables and we're going out with a bang this week! And y'all, I think this set of vintage prettiness may just be my very favorite. Each and every print is a statement. They're fantastic on their own, or displayed in a large grouping. For design reasons, these are only available in our popular 8x10 design.

Or see details of some of the prints below.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Watercolor Hydrangea Recipe Cards

These free printable Watercolor Hydrangea Recipe Cards are starting off the last week of our series. And we're going out with a bang...five days of floral prints in a row! The watercolor hydrangea designs on these cards were inspired by my Instagram post from last week where everyone loved this yellow hydrangea bloom (which I included in today's photos, too). Download these free Watercolor Hydrangea Recipe Cards below.

Free Printable Recipe Cards
The watercolor hydrangea on each recipe card is kind of discreetly in the top left corner of these cards...so there is plenty of space for your recipe writing. I've also made these available in two sizes: the standard 3x5 recipe card and a 4x6 version, too (because some recipes can be long, right?). Download yours below.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Creative DIY Projects at Inspiration Monday

These Creative DIY Projects at today's Inspiration Monday are seriously lovely, y'all. My co-hostesses did such a great job in selecting these features. Your DIY to-do list is about to get longer. Check out these creative DIY projects below, and link up your own inspiration!

  Inspiring Projects
We are always so happy for you to join us at the party. Today's will certainly not disappoint...these features are just the prettiest. Who doesn't love some good, creative DIY Projects? These features were selected by my co-hostess, Meegan, from What Meegan Makes.
Easy projects for all skill levels.Check out all of these creative DIY projects below.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Free Printable Cards for Any Occasion

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The floral printable series isn't over yet...and today's post was voted on by YOU over on the Facebook Page! These Free Printable Cards are perfect to use for any occasion...or just because. Grab one or both of these free printable cards below.

Free Printable Cards
I have lots of free printable cards here on the blog, but most are specific to an occasion. Today's greeting cards are meant to be used any time at all. Download your free printable cards below.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Free Cute Fonts with Flowers

These cute fonts have a special little bonus on each of them...flowers! These are great accent fonts to use in all sorts of creative spaces. And gosh, cute fonts are everyone's faves...especially when they're free cute fonts, right?

Grab these adorable fonts for all of your projects!
Not all fonts have to be stuffy and boring. These sweet little fonts have sweet, floral accents all over them. While I think they should be used somewhat sparingly and as accent fonts only, these cute fonts are seriously fun to play around with. Download your favorites below.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Summer Side Dishes at Inspiration Monday

Today's party is welcoming you with delicious summer side dishes...the perfect recipes for these dog days! We're so happy you're here to join us. For five years now, we've LOVED partying with you. Check out today's summer side dishes and link up your own inspiration below.

Summer just keeps on keeping on, doesn't it? I mean our 108 degree days lately are a bit much, but who doesn't love the simplicity of the season? Today, we're featuring some summer side dishes that are perfect for your warm weather entertaining or simple suppers at home. There's a delicious recipe in here for everyone!

Summer Side Dishes

This week's summer side dish features were selected by my co-hostess, Christy, from Our Southern Home. Check out these seven summer side dishes below.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Oleander Gift Tag Printables

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These watercolor oleander gift tag printables are a sweet way to dress up any package. They can even be used in home organization projects, too. Grab these free printable oleander gift tags below, available in two color options.

Oleander Gift Tags
We're continuing our floral printable series today with these sweet, watercolor, oleander gift tags. These tags have a light, neutral buffalo checked background with a bit of flowering oleander shrub peeking out from the corner. I just love the pretty color of an oleander bush and don't see it on many prints. The outside of the gift tags are outlined in either pink or green, both of which coordinate with the oleander bush colors from the design. Download one or both of the designs below.

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

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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.