Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Get Organized for Summer with These Fun FREE Printables!

I can feel the excitement in the air with Summer Break just days away. My daughter has been crossing off calendar squares in her planner since March and if you want to know exactly how many days, hours and minutes of school are left for the year…just ask her :)

For kids, Summer Break = FREEDOM!!!
For parents, Summer Break = What am I going to do with these kids all day??!

In the beginning of summer, I am so thankful for slow mornings with no alarm clocks or frantic where-are-my-shoes-the-bus-is-almost-here panic attacks. I appreciate lunches in the park, afternoons at the beach and weekends at the campground. Most of all…I LOVE not having a schedule.

For about a week.

After that, I find that ALL of us need at least a little schedule. I realize that using the words "Schedule" and "Summer" in the same sentence is frowned upon, but for the sake of this post, let's go with it. 

To me, having a Summer Schedule isn't about giving up those lazy mornings or lunches in the park. It's not even about scheduling every minute of your day with activities and projects. 

To me, having a Summer Schedule = Sanity

It may be Summer Break for our kids, but we still have a house to take care of and errands to run. We still have dinner to cook every night. We still have activities, parties and events to plan for. We still have work and other professional responsibilities. And…we still have kids who have their own responsibilities, practices to get to, summer reading minutes to log, etc. 

If we want to keep our summer chaos-free and still have time for FUN…it's a good idea to have a simple schedule to follow. Last summer, we created a Weekly Docket to help you do just that and this year, we are adding two fun printables to go with it!!


The Weekly Docket can be your go-to planner page (in addition to your monthly calendar). Use the daily squares for meal planning, activities & appointments, etc., the To Do & Errands lists for your weekly tasks and the "Activity or Project of the Week" box for any home project, vacation, party, etc. that you have planned. This printable would work great on your fridge or family bulletin board to keep everyone informed of the week ahead :)

The first of our 2 new summer printables is the Summer Bucket List!


I always like to make a list at the beginning of the summer of the books I want to read, the movies my family and I would like to see and all the things we would like to Make & Do {like plant a fairy garden, re-stain/paint the swing set, plant an herb garden, etc.}

And, because my family LOVES camping, I've added an "Adventures to Take" list. This list is for writing down anywhere you want to go and explore this summer. It can be visiting family in another state, or visiting the museum, or going hiking...any adventure you'd like to have at home or far away. The reason we added the bucket list this year is because we don't want to forget about the FUN of summer!!! We've waited all year for these 3 months…we need to make the most of them :)

Speaking of fun…the second new printable in our set is a Summer Holidays Schedule. This list includes your typical summer holidays like Father's Day, 4th of July, etc., but it also covers the SUPER fun holidays like National Ice Cream Day and the Great American Campout Day. We've done our best to track some of the most popular ones we could find online, but be sure to comment on this post if you know of any we left out :)


Our family is going to try our best to follow one very important "rule" this summer. We came up with it together in the hopes of actually sticking to it. At the top of our Bucket List, we wrote:

This summer is all about family, friends and FUN!!

We can't avoid work or the daily chores & responsibilities that go along with being a grown-up (boo!!!) but we CAN vow to be more present and enjoy all the things that make life worth living. 

So, friends, what is your summer "rule" this year??!!

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To download these printables and get started with your Summer planning, click on the following links:


Friday, May 15, 2015

Last Day of School {Printable} Chalkboard Signs

It is so hard to believe that all of these cuties are almost done with school for the year!!



Where does the time go?? 

Seeing all of the adorable preschool graduation pictures on Facebook this week reminded me that we need some LAST DAY of school signs, too!!! I've just updated all grades and you can download each of them {HERE}.

We will be updating all signs for the 2015-2016 school year this summer, so be sure to follow along with us here or on our Facebook page.

We hope you and all of your kiddies have a FABULOUS SUMMER BREAK!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Happy May Day Printable!

My dear friend April asked the other day if we had any "Happy May Day" printables available on our blog, and I embarrassingly had to ask her what May Day was all about! She said that many cultures around the world celebrate May Day as a way of saying goodbye to the long cold winter, and welcoming warmer weather by gathering flowers, singing and dancing.

Well, I can think of no better celebration after the winter we've had :) And so…we've created this sweet little printable chalkboard tag that you can print and attach to bouquets of flowers, use as a plant stick or even a treat bag tag!


You download this free Happy May Day printable {HERE}.

Happy May Day, friends!! Bring on the sunshine!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Coffee Talk with ThePolkaDotPosie!

Happy Thursday, friends!! My mom and I are so excited to share a new weekly segment that we will be starting on our Facebook Page, Instagram account and right here on our Shop Blog!!


What we have come to realize is that we have SO MANY creative and inspiring friends & customers and we think it would be so much fun to share how we all "keep it together." Some weeks you may be able to contribute with an idea of your own, and some weeks you may come just to look at all the other ideas and Q&A for inspiration and motivation.

We look forward to getting to know all of you a little better and we hope that you are as excited as we are to start this fun new adventure. We would also LOVE to know what topics you would like to see featured on Coffee Talk, so leave a comment below and enter for your change to win a set of our Seasonal Bunting Notes & List pages!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Introducing our New Garden Planner!

With planting season upon us, we decided it was the perfect time to debut our newest planner!! We have had numerous requests for a Garden Planner both in our shop and on our blog, and we wanted to make sure we came through for you all this year :)


Our new garden set has a variety of helpful printables to make planning and maintaining your garden a little easier this year. Like any good planner set, the Garden Planner comes with Monthly and Weekly calendars, as well as a project planner…


Some of the best gardeners I know swear by plot planning, so our set includes both a large planning grid, as well as a square foot planning grid. The Seasonal Planting Tracker is also a helpful tool to keep track of when seeds need to be planted throughout the year.


Each of the additional printables in the set offer various solutions for tracking your budget, seed growth and transplant, plant inventory, pests & problems and soil and fertilization.


And finally, for all of your journaling, note-taking and list-making needs, we have these three adorable add-ons to your set. The Garden Tasks & Maintenance checklist can be used daily, weekly, monthly or seasonally!


After creating this set, I was searching Pinterest for some inspiration on container gardening and I came across some BEAUTIFUL herb gardens. That's when I realized that we left out one important printable! So…we've decided to offer these fun Herb Garden Notes pages as a FREEBIE!! 


For those of us who do NOT have a green thumb, or the ability to plant and maintain a large garden, container herb gardening can be a great project. 

We hope that you enjoy this freebie and our fun new Garden Planner! Let us know what you think!

To purchase our Small Garden Planner {5.5 x 8.5} click HERE.
To purchase our Large Garden Planner {8.5 x 11} click HERE.
To download the Free Herb Garden Notes Pages click HERE.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Printable Easter Lunch Box Notes

We are so "hoppy" to FINALLY have our Easter Lunch Box notes available! We realize with Easter only a week and a half away, you may not have the opportunity to use all of them in your kid's lunches, so we made sure to include some springy blank tags that can be used after Easter. 

But because no holiday lunch box note set is complete without jokes, we have quite a few of those as well :) These little jokes would also work great on Easter treat bags, in easter baskets and even rolled up inside Easter eggs! 

Download all the cuteness {HERE} and stay tuned for a new set in April!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Printable Easter Planner Page!

It's that time of year! The tulips are starting to bloom, the sun is shining {except in Chicago} and with less than two weeks until Easter, it is time to start planning!! 

Whether you host Easter brunch or dinner at your home, or simply have a busy schedule with Church and family gatherings, our FREE Printable Easter Schedule will keep you organized! You can download this printable in 3 planner sizes, or print it in Large {8.5 x 11} and post it on your fridge or family bulletin board!


We hope you enjoy using it! You can download your copy {HERE}.