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June 5, 2016

10 Must Have Pool Toys and Floats

This summer fun pool floats and inflatables seem to be quite popular. Most of the floats I have seen make me crave pool time or daydream of a beachy vacation. I was browsing through Amazon the other day after seeing some pool floats in an Instagram picture and came across some super cute floats. Summer is officially here in Central Florida with temps already in the 90s so the pools are open!

The 10 most fun pool floats and tubes of all times!


1. Emoji Beach Balls | 2. Ice-cream cone floats | 3. Donut Pool Float | 4. Pizza Slice Pool Float | 5. Pretzel Pool Float | 6. Watermelon Pool Float | 7. Pirate Ship Float | 8. Floatable Island with Canopy | 9. Giant Swan and Flamingo Set | 10. Flamingo Drink Coasters

The 10 most fun pool floats and tubes of all times!


Who wouldn't want to float on a flamingo, slice of watermelon or a donut with sprinkles?! I know I do!! Hope you are all having a donut with sprinkles type of weekend!

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June 3, 2016

Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage


Hey there vinyl using friends! Today I am sharing how I not only keep my vinyl organized but where I keep my heat press and how I easily move it around. When I first started using my heat press I had an old table in our garage but in Florida it gets HOT and working in front of a 320 degree press during the Florida summer was miserable and working out there in the winter was often cold! Since heat presses are heavy I was lugging it back and fourth from the garage to my kitchen counter and nearly breaking my back every time. My 15x15 inch heat press weighs close to 75 pounds.
Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage

Last Christmas my parents bought me a heavy duty rolling cabinet for my press so I can easily roll it to an outlet while I am using it but can store it away when I'm not using it. The drawers are 20 inches deep which is perfect for storing rolls of vinyl or single flat sheets. I have a drawer for rolls, drawer for scraps, drawer for weeded designs I use often for quickly filling orders and I use the spot on the bottom for my glitter vinyl. I keep the cabinet next to my desk so when I'm doing inventory I can quickly check the drawers for the vinyl colors I need but unfortunately we don't have many outlets in this area of our basement so when I need to use the press I wheel it over to an outlet.


Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage

I have seen lots of storage ideas for vinyl but with a heat press and vinyl business I find this is the best solution for me. There are rolling cabinets in many styles and price points and I found quite a few similar to mine for you to check out -

#1. Seville Classic 6 Drawer Rolling Cabinet
#2. 5 Drawer HOMCOM Rolling Cabinet
#3. Excel 36 inch Steel Tool Cart
#4. Craftsman 4 Drawer Cabinet

Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage
Here are some more pictures of my setup to show how I organize everything. My cart has holes on the side for hooks and I hang my acrylic ruler and rotary cutter on the side which is what I use to cut my vinyl by the roll in straight cuts. If you don't already have vinyl cutting supplies this Fiskars set is the way to go because it comes with a mat, rotary cutter and ruler!!

Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage

I stock the drawers of my rolling storage cabinet with lots of vinyl (Happy Crafters being one of my favorites!) and you can see my post for the cheapest Silhouette and Cricut supplies. I have used all of the vendors I talk about and know they are the cheapest while also being good quality! The cheaper you can get supplies the more profit you're able to make!

Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage

Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage

Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage

I need to work out a better way to organize my glitter vinyl since I usually toss them in and close the cabinet but it works for now!

Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage

Vinyl and Heat Press Rolling Storage

How are you all storing your supplies? I would love to hear some new ideas for vinyl and vinyl supply storage! Even if you don't have a heat press yet this would be a great way for vinyl storage, blank storage and then you could place your Silhouette or Cricut on the top of the cabinet.

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May 20, 2016

The Seasons Are Changing

Hey guys! The seasons are changing and I don't mean from Spring to Summer. I mean my season of life is changing. As many of you know I took a leap of faith and quit my job to stay home with my babies and blog/run my shop full time a few years ago. The adventure as I refer to it has been amazing. I have learned more about running a business and myself than I ever thought possible. I have made good money and I have also learned how to stretch a dollar when I wasn't making much money at all. I can budget and hustle like nobodies business.



I feel the winds of change now. My youngest, Emmett, sitting behind me in the pictures is going to turn two next week and I have decided I want to go back to working outside the home. I will still blog and run the shop but on a much smaller scale. My patience has taken about all it can handle and with a three-nager and terrible two running around (plus the two big boys 7 and 8) there are days when I daydream about running away. Not really. but really.

I have an interview on Monday so send all the good vibes you can! I am scared and excited all at the same time although I am using this a way to make blogging more enjoyable for myself again. I have taken on more paid sponsored posts than I sometimes wanted to make sure I could put food on the table and I want to get away from that. I want blogging to be as fun as it used to be. I want to be the realest me and newsflash the real me sort of curses like a sailor - consider this your warning. I have recently submitted some of my humorous mom and wife rants to bigger sites lately and it has been fun. The words come more easily. I had to write a 2-3 sentence bio for one of the submissions and I wrote,

'Hey I'm Kelsey and I write at Poofy Cheeks. I'm a mom of 5 (which includes my husband) and we live in hotter than hot Central Florida. I am a perfectionist but far from perfect. I'm learning to embrace all the imperfect things that come along with parenthood. Follow me HERE.'

So basically that is where things are headed if you get my drift. I haven't shared an updated picture of myself in a while so I posted the one above. It was a rare occasion when my gray hairs weren't front and center and I actually had a bit of makeup on. You can't tell but I was still probably dressed in my dirty yoga pants and favorite Old Navy flip flops because that has become what I live in these days. Prayers I get a job so I can wear big girl clothes again!

I will keep you all in the loop but bon voyage for now. We are headed to the beach for the weekend and I have packing and laundry to finish.. while my husband gets out if it by going fishing with friends. (Insert emoji with the beady WTF eyes).

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May 9, 2016

Craft: Wreath of Fake Succulents

Fake succulent wreath tutorial - this post contains affiliate links to the supplies I used.

Hey there friends! Spring is in full swing and we have had some amazing weather (with a few super hot days) here in Central Florida. Since Easter my door has been bare and I was in need of a wreath that could take me from Spring through to Summer. I created one of my favorite wreaths to date - a fake succulent wreath! I absolutely love succulents and have seen some really amazing real succulent wreaths but they look like a lot of work and money if you don't already have a bunch of succulents.

Craft a Wreath with Fake Succulent Plants for Spring and Summer