Do you remember when you were five and it was Christmas Eve, and it was all you could do to fall asleep before Santa came? Well, that pretty much sums up how I feel about Ana White coming to Houston. It’s a bit hectic as it’s the day after we close on our house (aka MOVE OUT!) but I’m going to bum a couch from a friend and head up to the Big City Saturday morning so I can meet my carpentry hero.
I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day gal myself, but with all the floofy sweetness floating around the web these days I thought it would be fun to have something a little more modern. I kind of wish this quote was “Let them eat pie” because I kinda sorta despise cake. I know, I’m a weirdo. Like all my downloads, they will be watermark free. Click the link below if you’d like one!
Last week I asked my Facebook friends for their favorite quotes they would like to see a printable of. This was one I received. It’s a quote from Maya Angelou, and I think it’s spot on. Ignorance may be bliss for some, but I prefer to make informed decisions.
I’ve got two other quotes in my queue, and I’m really excited to do them! It’s always a challenge to try and make each one have its own personality. My favorite so far is the Mrs. Darcy quote. Love me some Jane Austen!
I’m feeling a bit sentimental today, so here’s a printable from our first dance song, She’s Like Texas by Josh Abbot.
Three years ago when the hubs and I had just started dating, I designed a fun wallet-sized card that had a photo of us on one side and on the flip a graphic featuring all the virtues I felt he embodied. It was all mushy and sentimental, trust me. Now I’d love my little girl to possess these. Humor, patience, focus, spontaneity, sincerity, and love. So I changed up the background to a solid color, and made it a 5×7. If you’d like to download you’re own, you can!
I don’t often post two downloads in the same week, but this one is special. An old classmate of mine recently lost his father, in a heart wrenching way. Doctors had misdiagnosed him for years, and it wasn’t until after he passed out at work and landed in the hospital did the news come: cancer. And not just cancer, oh no. It had progressed so much, that they only gave him a week to live. It’s everybody’s nightmare. How do you cope with that? How do you move on? My friend’s mother is such an amazing woman. A week after her husband’s passing, I attended my high school homecoming with Charlie. My friend’s mother held her for an hour, while baby C just slept in her arms. It was so sweet. I know it doesn’t take away the pain, but I did hope that it might ease it a little. I cannot even imagine the heartbreak of so suddenly losing a husband while still so young. At least they got to have that week to say goodbye, small consolation that it is.
So my friend’s lovely wife, Addie (also a friend and old classmate) contacted me to do a printable for a quote from Winnie the Pooh to give to her mother-in-law. It’s such a beautiful sentiment.
I love this quote. So much so that I think I now have to watch Pride and Prejudice today! Piggybacking off of yesterday’s post on being all mushy and happy and lovey, I put together a very Valentine’s Day appropriate download today. It’s an 8×10, and you can get your own (watermark free version) here!
Having recently “discovered” the amazing world of Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games trilogy, I know I’m behind the times with these best-selling books. I flew through them a few weeks ago, and am now re-reading them at a slower pace so I can truly enjoy them. I still cried. A lot. They’re so beautifully written, and now that I’ve become a mother, the content really resonates so much more powerfully. I highly recommend reading them. Especially before the first movie premiers in March. So, to celebrate my new-found love, I whipped up a fun printable of the catchphrase from the Hunger Games. It would at least make a fun addition to a moody preteen’s bedroom! Ha ha 😉
Last week I’m sitting on my couch, playing around on the computer with Charlie on my lap and listening to Ingrid Michaelson. She’s my go-to gal anytime I need to mellow out or get in a good mood. So we’re just chilling there, hanging out, when BAM! Her cover of Can’t Help Falling in Love comes on, and I’m reduced to a blubbering mess of hormones. I just keep staring into my daughter’s face, totally thinking “YES! I can’t help falling in love with you! This is exactly how I feel, you’re so awesome, this song is so sweet, I love yooooooooou….” while I just sit there crying. It was ridiculous. Then the song ended and Everybody started playing and all was right in the world again. Hormones will do that to you, it’s no joke. They’ll getcha. Before the mood completely left me, I wanted to come up with a pretty printable that captured that feeling. It’s an 8×10, and is perfect for a nursery. And now it can be all yours too!
With a lot of family and friends coming over to visit little Charlie and help us out, we get a lot of questions about our dishes. I’m so grateful that we have people who love us enough to do our dishes. That’s devotion. But the question, “Are the dishes in the dishwasher clean or dirty?” can get old pretty fast. So I came up with a simple, free solution. A magnet!
Isn’t it cute? I used the same colors from the blog design. What can I say, I’m fond of ’em. It’s a pretty simple process. I came up with the design, printed it out on some cardstock, then ran it through my ancient xyron magnet sheets.
I’m still a huge fan of the Xyron machine. I have the little 5 inch size, which is perfect for everything I’ve needed. Basically you have a manual cranked contraption with different filling options (like lamination, sticker, magnet and more) and you just feed your paper through. Then cut it out and voila! Magnet.
I’ve used this fun machine before with some Moo cards I had printed with photos of the Husbane and I back when we were dating. They also hang out on my dishwasher. For some reason I think the refrigerator should be kept free of clutter, but the dishwasher is fair game.
Yeah… that’s Juno hair stuck behind those. My apologies.
Oh, and if you’d like to print your own to make a magnet, you can download it here.
Are you ready for another free download? Well, get excited, because I’ve finally figured out how to make them editable! You can download the file (of 8 different cards) and print them out to hand-write them, or type out your recipes from Adobe Acrobat. How exciting is that? I screen printed mine, and then cut them out with decorative edge scissors. They also make great gifts for the ladies in your life.
There’s a different color for each category (desserts, breads, apps, drinks, veggies, meats, and sides) and you can even print 4 per page on letter size paper. So have fun! And download this free printable today.