Free Christmas Card Printable


Why Hello Friend!  I hope your Holiday season is going amazingly!  If it’s anything like mine, it is busy and you are trying to keep it joyful🙂🎁.

I thought you might be able to use a shortcut…whether you need something in a pinch for a Holiday party, or to attach to a gift or send to your Mother In Law 👌😉👊!  So, I designed this adorable card for you to grab and go whenever you need.  Best of all, it’s free- print away at your heart’s content 💕💚🎄.

Thank you for being a part of Rustic Eye…I appreciate you tremendously!

And don’t forget to grab your Rustic Eye Gift Certificates* here to stick inside your free card for the ultimate “EASY” option!

Happy Holidays,

Traci 🌷

*Rustic Eye Gift Certificates are available the same business day!  Great last minute option!





Free Halloween Printable!

Happy Halloween Friends!

I wanted to give you all a little treat and since I can’t give you actual candy…I think the next best thing is this free printable I designed..don’t you? 🤗

If you are like me and are leaving a bowl of candy out while you take your kids trick or treating- just print this out, stick it in a frame (or not) and Enjoy!

Show me a pic of how you use it :)!

Traci 🙂

p.s. in case you missed it, just click here to grab this free printable…and have a fun and safe trick or treating time :)!

Easiest Upcycle Ever After

Ok friends, grab yourself a role of washi tape and let’s get started!  Anyone can do this, I promise.

My best sources for washi tape:

Now gather some office items {don’t forget your vintage office items!}:

Ready, go…

  1. Study your item {briefly folks, this isn’t rocket science ;)}
  2. Figure out where your item should be spruced up
  3. Cut or tear your piece of washi in your preferred design {or two or three…I like sticking to one design for a more cohesive look}
  4. Now stick it on your item 👌

Here’s the best part- don’t like it- move it around and experiment until you do {trust me- I did 😜}.  And- you can always remove it to change it out with a new design or just to go back to the original look…so low commitment folks you have no excuse to not try this 😂😉.

Have scraps of tape?  Don’t throw them away- stick them on your post it notes- so fun, right!?  Take a look at my pics for more ideas!  Have fun!!!

Washi tape just might be the cutest invention ever!  I’d love to hear what you have made with Washi tape…tell me by commenting below!

Happy Upcycling🌷,

Traci 🙂

p.s. if you are not already a Rustic Eye VIP you *might* be missing out on a really cool freebie currently happening ;).  Come join in the future fun, it’s so easy and I’d love to have you…just click here! <<best decision ever! 🙂







First Day of School…not so cool!


EEEKS…I dropped my babies off at their first day of school today… only they aren’t babies at all.


My youngest “baby” is in 6th grade.  As I took her to a brand new school with brand new peeps, I couldn’t help but be nervous for her.  She’ll do great, I told her.  Will the kids be nice to her, I thought.  You’ve got this, I said.  You totally have this :/.  As I walked out through the school and saw all the other mamas with their littles {like, for reals littles- Kinders and actual babies in their arms}, I remember how short ago that was me…and I remembered how frazzled those days seemed- three ACTUAL babies in my care at all times.  I was leaving without kids in tow, today.  And it was cool?…

Before that I dropped my middle off at her…oh, ya know, first day of high school ever at a brand new school…with brand new peeps.  That’s #nobigdeal.  Instead of showing her how nervous I was for her, I walked her in at her request {I follow my kids cues as much as I can}…to get her schedule, and find her first class.  She’s got this (she’s never changed classes and came from a class of like 20 kids she was together with for the last two years and many much more than that…but she’s TOTALLY got this).  They were blasting music in the quad and I felt like breaking out in song and dance…her, not so much.  I’m cool, right?  That would be cool LOL.  But, I’m seriously getting a kick out of being a “Freshman” by proxy…it’s so much better than the first time around…I totally had it this time!  But I don’t dance…or sing…you’re welcome Paige ;).  She’ll be cool…

Then I come home to my third, who is about to turn 18, and is going into the…gulp…Marines #aaaaahhelpme #butreallyimsoproudofhim.  And we have a nice conversation over breakfast…and I say goodbye as I walk to my office to start work.  That was so cool…

I’m so thankful for this time pursuing my own business out of my home and I will soak it all up.  Like all the moments I tried to when they were actual littles…between the frazzles.  Really, it’s cool! 🙂


You missed my giveaway this time but…

imageIt’s not too late to become a Rustic Eye VIP and get in on all future fun ;)…just click here!  You will also always be able to select “Become a Rustic Eye *VIP*” in the menu on this page.

The remaining words as well as ALL available letterpress letters, numbers and symbols are available here!  (The remaining words will be posted very soon once the winner picks…stay tuned).  Most letterpress styles are available by letter/number/symbol so you can customize the word or phrase to your liking!  Ask me if you need some help or inspiration!

Was there a word from the giveaway you just HAD to have?  Post in comments and I’ll do my best to help you find that word or a close replacement ;)!

My Big Announcement and Giveaway


Hello Friends!

I really wanted to tell you all about this yesterday, but it was a BIG day!  So, forgive me for being a day late.  I know you HAVE NOT been able to sleep not knowing what my BIG announcement is…well you will sleep well tonight…here it is…yesterday I left my day job to launch Rustic Eye FULL TIME!  I’m so super excited to do what I LOVE, and I wanted you all to know.  So, what does that mean for YOU?!  I’m glad you asked because that’s really what is important…more time for me means…

1.) More amazing vintage products for YOU…so many more!  I’ll be out scouring farms and estates to find you all the rustic and vintage charm that you love to fill your homes with or show off at your events!

2.) Some things I find absolutely are BEGGING me to be brought back to life with a little upcycling– no problem things- I have time to make you look cool again and I’m even going to make it my personal goal to find you a forever home!  Hmm..upcycling adoptions…is that a thing?

3.) A little help please…you need some HELP you say, to know just how to display that super awesome YOUKNOWWHAT that you just had to have?  Guess who’s got TIME to help you figure that out (and maybe a skill or two)- yep- this girl!  Can you say- blogs, tips and décor ideas galore!!??

This is just the tip of the Rustic Eye Iceberg…I have so much more planned and I’ll be sharing it all with you over the next few months.

Now here’s the SUPER FUN part…remember that giveaway* I told you about…it’s TIME!  I want you guys to be my VIPs (VERY IMPORTANT PERSON who loves vintage and things, and decorating with vintage and all the cool things they see on Pinterest…)…all of you who have been here with me from the start…because as Rustic Eye grows, and it will, I will not forget where it all started…here with all of YOU.  So, to be entered into this giveaway, ALL you have to do is become a Rustic Eye VIP.  That’s IT…and by becoming a Rustic Eye VIP, you will be the first to know about my new cool finds and products…you’ll get all the news and décor tips…and…here’s the best part- special discounts and offers (and other perks).  So, YES, you read that right…I’m doing a giveaway* basically to make sure you know about future giveaways (and stuff).  If you are a “need to know” person, you NEED to be a Rustic Eye VIP!

What can you win?  Good question- drum roll please…your choice of any of the printer press words in the photos, above… “FARM“, “READ“, “hello“, or “love“, OR a $20 store credit to spend however you would like in my Etsy shop.  SO FUN, right!?  I can’t get enough of decorating with vintage printer press letters and I want to spread the love…

Now…off you go to win and good luck friends…just click here* to become a Rustic Eye VIP!  You have until Monday 8/1/16 at midnight…but don’t delay (you know you’ll forget) 😜!  It’s super quick!

Traci 🙂

-Forever in flip flops

p.s. I want to hear from YOU!  What prize will you pick if you win?  Comment below…

*I’m soooo sorry if you tried the link before and it didn’t work…my IT team (aka ME) kinda screwed up- all better now!! I extended the deadline to Monday at midnight! 🙂

My 1972 Hunter Compact Jr Renovation is on!!!

Friends- follow along as I attempt my first event vintage camper redo.  I’m so excited as I’ve been wanting a vintage camper for quite some time.   Here are some before pictures…isn’t she sweet?   We’ve nicknamed her The Lil Lemon (can you guess why ;))….Enjoy 🙂