DIY Tshirt Tote

After attending a fabulous conference like Grace Hopper 2015, you probably have more swag then you’ll ever know what to do with right?? I’m not a tshirt wearer but I do love doing my part to conserve and hate plastic bags. 

Did you get oversized tshirt a from the conference? Here’s how to transform it into a tote!

This literally took me 5 minutes. I snipped strips along the bottom  of the shirt and tied it into knots for a no sew bottom.   
Next I trimmed the sleeves and neckline off the shirt. 

Then I loaded it with shirts that ended up being heavy demonstrating how durable this tote is!   

#SpringtimeinParis Paper which Loves Paris

 

The inspiration for “Paper that Loves Paris” comes from my grandmother (who passed away last year at 97 years old) and her post-graduation adventures as a missionary in Paris, France. I want to retrace the places she visited and the city she fell in love with. We had a shared love of paper crafting, and I learned paper quilling so that I could capture the decadence of Parisian landmarks in the spring. I twisted hundreds of thin strips of paper that I cut myself, dotted them with glue, and affixed them to a beautiful 16”x20” Canson Art Board.

My grandmother, Mildred Virginia was born 31 July 1916 in Ebenezer, TN and lived to be almost 98 years old. She passed away in 2014 but not without sharing generous heart and love of adventures with us. In 1938, Mildred graduated from Florida State College for Women (now FSU) majoring in Education and instead of settling down, spent a year abroad, with a missionary group in Paris, France.

 

Michael’s #SpringtimeinParis Craft Contest featuring Canson paper:


2015 Free Monthly Printable Calendar

No one has time to go through a million fabulous blogs to find a monthly printable calendar that’s free and fits the bill for your family. I have taken the time (since I needed to do it anyways…) and wanted to share my Pinterest scouring (“free 2015 printable monthly calendar” if you’d like to do the search yourself here.)

2015 FREE Printable Monthly Printables

The pictures are all credited to the blog linked in the images, these ladies took a long time to create the templates, I just wanted to help make sure the rest of the world sees them and benefits from them! Let me know if you have found others that you really like!

Oh So Lovely blog

2015 Free Monthly Printable Calendar

One Good Thing by Jillee

2015 Free Monthly Printable Calendar

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October |November | December

Sarah Titus

Click on the image of each calendar on her site for a direct link to an editable PDF for each month.

2015 Free Monthly Printable Calendar

Blooming Homestead

Two printable calendars.

2015 Free Monthly Printable Calendar

 

Shining Mom

Printable 8×11 calendars!

2015 Free Monthly Printable Calendar

The Organised Housewife

Another update from last year’s version.

The Tom Kat Studio

For the blog that needs no introduction, another cute, FREE printable!

2015 Free Monthly Printable Calendar

The Handmade Home

Offers the motherload of FREE printables including monthly calendar, weekly view, lesson planners, menus, cleaning schedule, chore charts, and brainstorming pages! FREE!

2015 Free Monthly Printable Calendar

Thanksgiving Decoration Printables

Thanksgiving Decoration Printables

As someone who loves printables, here is a roundup of Thanksgiving printables that you can print out for the Thanksgiving feast.  The photos are from the original amazing bloggers’ websites, please check them all out!

Bloom Design Online:

Thanksgiving Decoration Printables

The Tom Kat Studio

Thanksgiving Decoration Printables

Thanksgiving Decoration Printables

The Suburban Mom

Thanksgiving Decoration Printables

We Heart Parties

Thanksgiving Decoration Printables

 

2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

After getting a lot of hits for my 2013 Printable Calendars post I wanted to make sure I also did one for 2014. As someone who needs a calendar on their fridge to keep track of the day to day crazy…here are some that I have already found for 2014 that are easy to print out and completely free. Here are 8 of my favorite free printable monthly calendars that I found!

Blooming Homestead

2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

Botanical PaperWorks

i2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

Design. Eat. Repeat.

2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

The Handmade Home

2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

Shining Mom

2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

Crafted by Lindy

2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

The Organised Housewife

2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

Oh So Lovely the Blog

2014 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

DIY Detergent in Water Dispenser

I’m slowly trying to organize my house. And not just organize it…Pinterest worthy pimping. Somewhere I saw a beverage dispenser being used as a detergent dispenser so I decided I had to try it! I found the plastic but solid, skinny, and cute water jug at Big Lots for $2.50 and 5 days later it’s still drip free! Just make sure the dispenser is on tight. I had to tighten when detergent threaten to drip out.

DYI Detergent in Water Dispenser

2013 Free Printable Monthly Calendars

Here are direct links to printable PDF calendars that I thought were super cute and FREE! Good luck staying organized!

For each calendar below:

  • Title – link to original blog post
  • Image – direct link to PDF of calendar (unless you have to print multiple pages – which is only one of them.)

TomKat Studio

free 2013 printable calendar

The Twinery
2013 Free Printable Calendars

Hello Cuteness
2013 Free Printable Calendars
Creative Mamma

2013 Free Printable Calendars

Weekly Planner
2013 Free Printable Calendars

Lau’s Notebook
2013 Free Printable Calendars

Design Bolts
2013 Free Printable Calendars
Erin Huffstetler – super cute because it displays what’s in season!
2013 Free Printable Calendars

Ellinée

Printable Calendar for 2013

Let me know what other ones you find!

 

 

Free Treat Card Promotional Code

The past couple of years have been a blur. The past year especially, I have been working on work/life integration…that is making sure that I’m not let any of the really important things in my life slip through the cracks. Although I have been getting better with family stuff, my next goal is to really be a better friend. Be better about keeping in touch, sending little thoughts to let my friends know I’m thinking of. With only a couple days left before Thanksgiving, what better time than now than to send someone you love a card made specifically with them in mind. If it’s free, all the more better!

Treat.com is letting me share this incredible promotional offer with you! Only good today, Monday, November 19 through tomorrow Tuesday, November 20, 2012, create a totally FREE card for someone who means a lot in your life!

 Promotional Code: TREATBLOGR

Valued at $3.49 a card, this is a GREAT deal! Let’s face it too, we’ve all overpaid for a card that we settled on…that didn’t capture the emotion we were going for but got it anyways. Now is the time to make a card for someone that actually means what you want to say.

Check out these cute options and many more!

High quality images printed on high quality paper and send directly to you!  (My picture is a little fuzzy…their’s definitely are not!)

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{ Although Treats.com encouraged me to blog about this offer, I am always happy to share freebies with my readers! }

Tiny Prints | Online Card Printing

ENTER to WIN! One reader will be selected to win $50 off their total order on December 3, 2012! Details below.

 A lot of you know this year has been nonstop! Newly married (working on my DIY wedding blog posts!), I also switched jobs at work, moved my daughter into a new house and school, and just normal life stuff. I got married in September and have anxiously been waiting for the return of my wedding pictures from my fabulous wedding photographer, Blake Mistich of Mistich Photography! Well, I just got them back! So I began to start researching online card printing shops so I could say “thank you” with a very special and personalized card. In the past I have blogged about Vista Print, but for this I wanted to kick it up a notch without going over budget.

Tiny Prints

I asked around and went through several options before falling in LOVE with Tiny Prints! I loved how much I was able to customize and how many options they offered. It was very easy to upload pictures and drag and drop, and crop the images for the cards. I saved probably 15 different card options (which of course made the decision a lot harder for me) but I loved being able to reopen past projects. You know I don’t do anything without a coupon code and Tiny Prints offered plenty (check out my save money section below.) I am also checking out their custom stamps, I love these!

personalized ink stamp

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Coupon Codes:

Tired of scouring the web for coupon codes? Tiny Prints puts it all out there on their promotional codes page found here. Current discounts include 20% off your entire purchase of Christmas cards, and rush delivery at $14.95, a savings of $10!

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ENTER to WIN!

In order to win $50 off your entire purchase, simply do any of the following, one entry person action, make sure you leave me a note in the comments what all you do:

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(1) winner will be announced on December 3, 2012 so hurry up and get your entries in!

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 {{ Although I was sponsored to write this post, all of my opinions are my own and I feel confident that you will be as pleased with your purchases as I was! }}