Summer Bucket List 2016 + Giveaway

Giveaway winner is Roselle P!

Today marks the last day of school for us in Texas, which means summer is officially upon us. And I keep having the song "school's out for summer" replaying in my head. The kids and I started a tradition last year, and it was such a hit that we're doing it again, but this time sharing it with all of you! We wrote out all the things we wanted to do over the summer and created a fun "bucket list" for all to see. That list hung on the fridge throughout the summer months, and the kids were so excited to check things off! We were able to look forward to our big trips and it gave us ideas on the days we had nothing to do. So I thought, why not create one that we can share with everyone, and then leave a few blank spots for you to fill in your own plans!? And that's exactly what I did. So, without further ado... meet our Summer Bucket List 2016! Feel free to print it out, add to it, and then hang on your own fridge. We like to color things in as we do them, but you can come up with your own system. Click on the image below and grab the free PDF printable! (this is for personal use only)

Design Roots Summer Bucket List

And that's not all! To celebrate the beginning of summer vacation, I've teamed up with Carmen of The Flair Exchange to bring you a few party supplies to get you in that summer spirit! If you aren't familiar with The Flair Exchange, they offer everything from confetti, tassel garlands, balloons, and other fun party goods. And the best thing? You can CUSTOMIZE to your own color palette! Today she's graciously giving away 1 tassel garland kit in 'poolside', 1 box of confetti in 'poolside', and 1 set of coasters in 'blooming florals'. For a chance to enter, leave a comment below with 1 thing you're most looking forward to this summer. And then hop over to my Instagram and comment on the bucket list picture for another chance! Winner will be announced Sunday. 

Have a great weekend! 



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Mother's Day Printable + Tieks Giveaway!

Giveaway closed. Our lucky winner is Danielle! Congrats on the gift card AND for expecting a little after years of trying!! 

Mother's Day is right around the corner, so I thought it'd be nice to treat YOU! 

Being a mom is the most rewarding and challenging role I have known. I always joke with my husband that I've got a secret cape on my back, and when I'm having bad days my cape is flying low. Now I may not have a cape, but I do have my favorite shoes that keep me feeling like I have super-powers and I wear them all. the. time. And if you know me, you know exactly which shoes I'm gushing tieks. They are super cute, super comfy, and help me feel put together without wearing heels. I walk my kids to school in them, I teach classes in them, I wear them for errands, to dinner, etc. So I thought...why not honor one special mom with a gift card towards their OWN pair of tieks. So for this Mother's Day, I'm giving one lucky winner a $100 e-gift card towards their own pair of shoes. And to make it even sweeter, I'm sharing two free printables that you can print and gift to the special mom in your life. Download them here. You can print on colored paper, or print on white and add color yourself (I added watercolor here) - 

To enter, first make sure you are following both @designroots and @tieks over on Instagram. Then, please comment below with your favorite part about being a mom, along with what color tieks you would pick! (that's the hard part). Make sure to include your instagram handle in your comment! Winner will picked from blog comments, and will be announced this Sunday on Mother's Day. 

mother's day printable designroots

The fine print: Giveaway starts today and runs through Sunday morning. Winner will be chosen at random on Sunday morning and announced here on the blog. Prizes not claimed within one week will be re-drawn for a new winner. We respect your privacy. By entering this giveaway, you agree to receive promotional emails from Tieks and Design Roots.

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Valentine's Day Free Printables!

It's that time of year again. Time to send some love notes, wrap up some special treats, and show those around you how much you love them! My kids love this holiday as much as I do, so they played a big party in helping me design some special cards for their friends. I encouraged a valentine that didn't involve candy and instead crayons. They each had a vision and I took it to the drawing board. See what you think of our "Will you BEE my Valentine?" and "I AM your Valentine!".  

bee valentine
darth vader inspired valentine

Both can be packaged with a little shred and some crayons (or Burt's Bees Lip Balm).

And I thought I would share the love with all of you with a FREE valentine card printable! Click on the links below for either theme: 

Bee Valentine

Darth Vader Inspired Valentine

We would love to see how you style/package your valentines! Tag us on Instagram @designroots and #designrootsvday for a chance to win some heart day goodies sent to you! We will choose a winner next Monday 2/8! And of course, these are for personal use only. XOXO

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Wedding Wednesday: Unique Gift Idea

We know it's sometimes hard to find the perfect wedding gift that is uniquely specific and special to the bride and groom, we've got just the gift! Order a custom house sketch of the couples first home, or a church sketch for them to remember their special day. Both will make great wall art as they start their new lives together as husband + wife. And if you want to make a complete package, a custom return address stamp is a nice touch too.  

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