Hi, all! It has been well over a month since my last post. Things are a little rough around here- we’e had lots of sickness- both children have been sick multiple times in the past month, and I’ve been sick on and off since Thanksgiving. We’ve also been really busy with school and work. I promise I’m still alive…and I’ll resume my regular schedule soon.
Today, I’d like to offer you some free spring goodies! This month, I decided to do something different and design a desktop wallpaper. To use it, simply right click it and save it to your device.
I also created two new printables for you to enjoy. I love this first one:
You guys know how anything farmhouse really catches my eye. This cute little planter print really makes me smile.
I shared these cute pink “hello spring” prints last year, and had a lot of people download them. I just had to share them again! How pretty would this be in a simple frame with a mat?
This simple green “hello spring” wreath print speaks to my “farmhouse loving heart” as well. I thought you all might enjoy it too! This one would be adorable in a painted black frame.
….And yet a third “hello spring” print! I added a floral graphic to this one, this time.
To download, please right click on the art print and save it to your machine. For best results, do not print larger than 8X10. I like to send my printables to a lab like Staples Copy and Print.
I hope you all enjoy these lovely free prints! Check back on the first Monday of April for some more lovely printables.
I have decided to take a break from the 21-Day Organizing Challenge to share some Valentine related goodies with you. Here are some super cute free Valentine’s Printables for you 🙂
This one is probably best suited for small prints, like a 5×5 or 4×6. I like the red and pink together and the fact that it’s on a background.
This one reminds me of our ultimate story of love: how Jesus loved us so much that we can trust in Him for a new heart.
You knew there’d be a simple farmhouse black and white print some place on this list, didn’t you?
This one might be my favorite print on the whole list. I want to print this and put it on my mantle.
For best results, please right click and save to your device. Do not print larger than 8.5×11, and you may find that using a print shop produces a much cleaner print. I like to use Staples Copy and Print.
I hope you enjoy these prints! Check back this Wednesday for garage organization tips, and on Friday for a farmhouse Friday roundup.
Sometimes you just need a cute, easy craft that doesn’t cost you a dime. That’s exactly what I needed this week, and it turned out super cute.
I picked up these pinecones from our neighbor’s yard but I already had the glue gun, ribbon and twine in my craft cabinet.
I cut the ribbon at the length I wanted and tied them into simple little bows.
I then tied the twine around the knot on the bows and hot glued the bow knots to the base of the pine cones.
I told you this was easy!!
And I made six of them in different sizes.
And then I hung them on our tree.
Next year, I may create a woodland tree with these pine cones and wood slice ornaments. Arent they pretty?
What awesome and free crafts have you done lately?
Christmas is now a little over a month away and while some of us think nothing of starting our Christmas decorating and planning, others feel as though we’ve just set out our fall decor.
For those of us who want to enjoy Christmas with less stress, here are a few ways to plan ahead for a more enjoyable Christmas season.
1. Inventory your Christmas decorations
Take out all your Christmas decorations and sort them in three piles: use/keep, broken, and donate. If you’re like me, you buy a few things each year, and your Christmas decor can get out of hand. Go through your things and purge them before you decorate, so you won’t have to worry about it later.
2. Decide whom you’re shopping for and map out your Christmas budget
Of course, the easiest way to manage Christmas gift shopping is to start early and plan a budget and stick to it. I like to write out a list with the name of each person I’m shopping for and a gift idea and suggested price. I don’t always stick with the gift idea, but I do usually stay within budget.
3. Plan tablescapes and menus ahead of time
It may sound crazy to plan ahead how you’re going to set your table, but planning your table decor and securing all needed items ahead of time will make things much easier. Planning out menu items will also help you to stick to your budget and your shopping list as well.
4. Take your Christmas card photo and order cards now
Take your photo now so you can get the Christmas cards ordered in plenty of time. Once your cards are ordered, you can address them a few at a time before dropping them in the mail, or for a little extra money, pay someone else to address them. It will be much less stressful!
What do you do to ensure a less stressful holiday season?