Free printable Friday: beautiful girl, you can do hard things.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and if we are being honest, we can all use a little encouragement sometimes. I love typographical art, and I love positive quotes, Bible verses, and such. This month, we have so much going on with state testing at school, mounting pressures stemming from the end of the school year, and also the fact that we are all exhausted after a busy and stressful school year. You may be feeling the burn too from the same stressors, or totally different ones. I thought I’d make a little free printable to help remind us all we CAN get through it and we WILL.

As always, my printables are best printed on 8.5×11 cardstock, and no larger. To download them, please right click on the picture and save it to your device. For best results, use a print shop. I like to use Staples Copy and Print for mine.

Please remember this image is my own personal design and is to be used for personal use only; not for commercial use. If you do use them and post about them anywhere, please tag me.

Thanks so much, and have a wonderful weekend!

Free Valentine’s Printables

Free Valentine’s Printables

I can’t believe it’s February tomorrow. I’m going to be sharing some cute Valentines crafts this month, but I thought I’d start off with these cute Printables.

We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.

I created a few Valentine’s themed printables that are available to you for free. I love how simple and cute they are, and I hope you will, too.

First up, we have cold hands, warm heart. I once had a co-worker who used to say that every time one of us would complain of cold hands.

cold hands

I also created “all you need is love” in two fonts.

all you need is love 2

all you need is love

And, if Valentine’s Day isn’t your jam, I created a simple, winter-themed printable for you.

Cold days

For best results, please print them size 8×10. Due to the resolution, printing them larger than 8×10 may result in a highly pixelated image. Dowloading them is easy- simply right click on the picture of your choice, and save it to your device.

Have an amazing weekend!

DIY Christmas Ornaments: Rae Dunn inspired

Our Dollar Tree has a pretty epic craft section. I found this pack of “chalkboard” tags when I visited last week.

I had a chalk pen left over from a previous project. I love Rae Dunn and I knew I wanted to create something similar to her stuff.

The result?

I am planning to use them for Christmas gift tags. They’d make wonderful ornaments too.

Go to your local Dollar Tree right now and get some of these chalkboard rounds- you can make so many cool things with them.

Home tour soon!! Stay tuned!

Five Beautiful Handmade Ornament Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I love a great handmade ornament. Someday I hope to have an entire tree filled with my children’s handmade creations. These ornaments are simple and cute, and you can definitely make them with your kids.

1. Snowman face ornament

Just take an ordinary Christmas ball and coat it in epsom salt. You may need more than one coat. Then, fashion a “carrot nose” from a pipe cleaner and glue the carrot and two buttons to create the snowman face. Use an infant sock to create the hat.

2. Pine cone ornaments

You can make these ornaments so easily: just get some jute twine, ribbon for bows and some pretty pine cones from your yard. Tie the ribbon into bows and tie the jute twine around the bow knot. Hot glue the bow and hanger to the pine cone. That’s really it!

3. Snow globe ornament

We made these ornaments by gluing a tiny Christmas tree inside an empty clear ball. Then, we added some epsom salt “snow.”

4. Pipe cleaner candy cane

This is by far the easiest ornament on this list, and you can make it with small kids. All you need are red pipe cleaners and white- no glue and no cutting! Simply twist them together and curve them into a candy cane shape.

5. Picture frame initial ornament

Want a super cute gift for a friend or teacher? Go grab some inexpensive small picture frames and stick on letters (or cut them out with a Cricut or Silhouette). Attach a cute piece of ribbon and you are set!

Have fun creating!! What are some of your favorite handmade ornaments?

Easy DIY Fall Wreath

I wanted a new fall wreath as mine has gotten a bit faded, but I didn’t want to spend a lot on it. I found some cute ones I really liked, but they were $70 or more. I just couldn’t see spending so much for a wreath I would only use for a year or two.

Did you know you can make a pretty but simple wreath all on your own ?

All you will need are these things: everything here cost me about $20.

I started by removing the tags from the flowers and arranging them on the wreath as I wanted. I then glued them down and secured the ends with floral wire.

I then added a cute little bow to my wreath.

My wreath was cute but it needed something more. I added this B that I already had.

Have you DIY’d any fall wreaths this year? I’d love to see them!