February 07, 2018

Simply Sweet Valentines Mantle

Let's talk Valentine mantles, shall we? 

As soon as Christmas came down, I was craving something light & pretty so we settled with an early onset of Valentine love around here :) 

I think it's pretty for winter too though! Every now and then, you just need a dash of pink. 

I stuck with lots of whites & neutral wood tones wish splashes of pinks throughout. 

You can find the simple how-to on this heart nail art here

That pretty little weathered, chippy candle holder was a flea market find and is seriously one of my favorite touches in most of my set-ups. 

This fun piece is a shiplap inspired backdrop that I like to use to change out different wreaths & hanging decor. I made it at Christmas, intending to gift it as a sign and it just so happened to be the perfect size for a wreath I needed to hang and it's just stayed :) 

I added the floral hoop I made for Little Miss' Belle birthday this past summer. 
I promise those pictures/posts will be coming soon. 

The pretty little weathered shelf was a Micheals find. 
The painted teacup is another piece from our Belle party- I redid some thrifted teacups to match our theme. More coming on those soon too :) 

These cute little marquee letters were Michaels clearance finds- under $4 for both! Score! That pretty metallic candle was a Target score.

The glittery books? Another DIY from our Belle party. It was amazing, guys. Be ready. 

I kept my tried and true "Crazy Love" sign that I made last year because it makes my heart happy. And the floral bouquet is a floral pick from Micheals that I wrapped in sheet music for a pretty touch. 

The pretty garland is from EmptyNestHomeGoods and she is amazing with party decor!!

There's our simple little Valentine set-up and I'm sure it'll be staying around longer than Vday so I'll be sure to let you know when it changes to full on Spring around here! 

Hope you guys are having a lovely week, see you soon! 

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February 02, 2018

A Week of Valentine Printables: Day 5

We have made it to Friday friends!!! 

And today is made even more special because Hubby & I are celebrating 5 years of marriage so I guess you could say that this printable resonates with that just a little bit :) 

Here's your last freebie of the week and I hope you have enjoyed this week of freebies just as much as I have putting it together!!!

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February 01, 2018

A Week of Valentines: Day 4

Thursday is in the books, friends. 

Another fun freebie for your enjoyment today :) 

How about a little retro love to add to your day??

We are picture/camera obsessed around here so these are perfect for all you mommarazzis!!! 

A little bit retro, a dash of pastel and you are all set!!!

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Happy Thursday friends!! 

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January 31, 2018

A Week of Valentine Printables: Day 3

We've made it to Wednesday, friends, which is no small feat!!

If you missed yesterday's freebie, you will want to run there pronto.
The cutest printable valentines you've ever seen. 

Today's freebie is simple but sweet. 

If you're still watercolor obsessed like me, you'll love this sweet print. 

Perfect for framing or adding to a quick banner for a beautiful addition to your valentine decor. 
I even like just printing these as 3x5 cards, folding them in half and leaving a sweet note for your sweetheart. 

Download yours below: 

Only a couple more days until the weekend!
Until then, two more freebies await :) 

See you soon!!

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January 30, 2018

A Week of Valentine Printables: Day 2 {Bracelet Valentine Printables}

I have the most AWESOME surprise for you guys today!!

Usually I leave my favorite until the end of the week but there's a special reason as to why I'm pushing it to today!! 

One of my favorite Valentine traditions to do with the kids each year is to come up with unique & fun valentines. 
We did Harry Potter last year. 
And these cute Pokemon ones another year. 

BUT believe it or not, I have yet to have had a chance to do some super fun girly ones!!
Little miss is finally at that age where she is super excited about giving out cards to her friends and these have got to be the most perfect, girly Valentines ever!!

It makes me even more excited that it incorporates one of my most favorite handmade shops ever, Brooklyn Rose Beads!!! 

Check these cuties out...

They are the cutest things ever!!! 

Snag yourself a couple of the gorgeous bracelets in her shop and get ready to have the cutest Valentines around!!

Here's the quick rundown on how to make them: 

Printable Cards (see below for the download link) 
Cardstock for printing
Bracelets (I highly suggest Brooklyn Rose Beads for these!) 
Washi tape
Scissors or cutter

First, print off your cards. 
My suggestion is to download and then go to your print options. 
I printed these as 3x5s and make sure to unclick the box 'fit picture to frame' so it won't distort the image. 
Make sure to select the number of images you want printed- mine printed 4 to a page.
Cardstock is HIGHLY recommended for this. You need the weight for a pretty print-out and for supporting the bracelets. Grab some at Walmart :) 

After your cards are printed, cut them out carefully with your cutter. 

Lastly (the fun part!) tear off small pieces of washi tape and secure your bracelets to each card right in the middle. Two should do it just fine. 

Suggestions for making it boy-friendly would be to grab some candy bracelets instead of the accessory kind! 

You'll have the hottest Valentines around!!
Not to mention be the Superstar mom in your own house :) 

There are three different designs, mix & match as desired!!

Click below to download your free print: 

I so hope you enjoy these!! 
Be sure to swing back around tomorrow for another fun Valentine freebie!! 

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January 29, 2018

A Week of Valentine Printables: Day 1

You guys....

my FAVORITE week of the year!!!

I know, I know, I've kept super quiet about it because I really didn't decide to do it until, well, last night. Cue the craziness. 

But I couldn't let it slip by, it's become the best tradition ever :) 

So here it is...

So every day this week I'll be sharing a new FREE printable!!! 

Printables are so easy and fun to use, they can be used as decor, backdrops, flatlay fillers, valentines, anything you can think of!!

Here's what's up for today...

some pretend play fun!!

These are fun & super simple to use, perfect for pretend play or for photo props- we did both :) 

We have a bakery set-up in Little Miss' room for her ice cream, donut & cake shop that these are just perfect for! We added a free Valentine's sign and a little envelope & mailbox to have some pretend play leading up to Valentines. 

The XOXO banner is easily printed and strung up across the front or use it as decor in some other part of the house too. Print it bigger or smaller depending on your need. 

Outfit sources: 
Black & White Leotard: Cutie Q's (Code Maggie20 to save)
Tutu: Lola & Wren
Necklace: Tassel Thief Co (Code Maggie)
Bracelets Brooklyn Rose Beads
Bow: Lillybellemarket (Code Maggie15) 

Click below to download your free print: 

Cake sign: Download HERE

Free Valentine's Sign: Download HERE

Cupcake Sign: Download HERE
Valentine Menu: Download HERE
Valentine Banner, Letter X: Download HERE
Valentine Banner, Letter O: Download HERE

If you're stuck on how to use printables, here are a couple ideas I've done in the past...
-Print & frame (the most common)
- Print them smaller and stick them in a lunchbox, dash of the car, etc for a sweet note
- Print them and cut them into different shapes for cute banners- I've used them in the middle of paper banners with pattern papers around them. 
-cute tags for gifts

I hope you enjoy them!! Be sure to stick around this week for other fun freebies!!!
Happy Monday!!!


Need more Valentine's ideas?? 

Get the incredibly simple how-to on making this darling V-day banner here

Check out my DIY Valentine Dinner that we do every year here

Have a Pokemon lover in the house this year? 
Check out these adorable, free printable valentines to be the coolest mom around!


Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.

For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page

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January 07, 2018

DIY Heart Nail Art

Anyone else with Valentines on the brain?! I think I needed something to get my mind off this cold weather keeping us locked up indoors and with Christmas put away, my mind leaped right to Valentines. 

I had several things from Little miss's birthday party (Which I STILL have left to post about, what?!) that were perfect for setting up a Valentine's grouping on the mantel so away I went. 

I did want one new piece to put up so I whipped up this darling little heart art (ha!) that was incredibly easy to make. 

If you haven't made nail art before, it really is fun & easy to do! The "hardest" part depends on how hard of wood you use, because pounding those suckers in take the longest time of the whole deal. So choose wisely :) 

*Piece of wood (I chose an old cabinet door I had)
*Desired yarn
*Nails (choose some with large enough heads that the yarn won't slide off)
*Foam brush

First things first, paint your board. Or stain/leave plain depending on what look you're going for. I attempted a dipped or ombre type finish on mine. Distress if desired after paint has dried. 

Have your design printed/cut out so you'll have a guide when pounding in your nails. I like to use thicker cardstock & my silhouette but printer paper will work just fine too. If you're better at hand-drawing than I am, you can lightly sketch your design with a pencil and then erase after. Lay your design on your board. 

Pound in your nails with your desired amount of space between each. I did about 3/4 of an inch. Don't go too close as it'll be hard to wrap your yarn around but if you leave too much space, your design will look gappy when you're done. I painted my nails white before starting, although you can purchase white nails sometimes. A quick coat of spraypaint is an easy fix though. 

I was careful to avoid pounding the nails into the paper but if you do, just gently tear your paper away when you're finished and clean up the edges around the nails. 

Now for the fun part!! Grab your yarn and start wrapping!

I always tie a small knot on the first nail to keep anything from slipping. Then criss cross your design, going from far side to far side over and over. I didn't outline the outside edge because I like that look best. Just keep criss crossing until you feel like it's full enough. Thinner yarn will take more to get the desired finished look. 

After you're finished wrapping, tie a knot on the last nail too. Then trim that end. 

And there you have it!! It took about 20 minutes from start to finish (not including painting the nails). I painted the nails the day before just because. They really take no time at all to dry though. 

The same principles to everything here applied to this "beautiful" sign I did for Little Miss' nursery forever ago! Just a lot more time to get those nails in! And I used the hardest barn wood ever so it was a lot tougher. 

Considering it was my very first piece, looking back, I probably would have filled it in more but it's still the prettiest little thing. 

Want a sneak peek as to where it ended up?! 
I'll leave you with this...

I'll be back soon with more details on it! Happy Sunday! 

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