Monday, May 15, 2017

FREE Printable Last Day of School Signs!

WHERE has this school year gone? It feels like only yesterday that we were posting our First Day of School signs, and now we are just weeks away from summer break! So before the end-of-the-year craziness really hits home, be sure to download your Last Day of School signs now! As always, we have Preschool - Senior Year and all signs are dated for 2016-2017.


Be sure to stop by our blog again this week for some updated summer FREEBIES and we will be back in July with some back-to-school organization printables and the new 2017-2018 First Day Signs!!

We hope you all have a wonderful summer!!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards for Bubbles

For years I have had my eye on these sweet little heart bubble tubes that are in stores during Valentine's Day, but haven't ever found just the right card to use them with. Because my kids will both use them for their entire class, I wanted the cards to be gender neutral and focus on friendship, rather than love {I mean...we don't want to embarrass anyone, right? Ha!}

Well, thanks to a special little crab and his catchy song, we figured out a card saying that would fit the bill. "Life is the bubbles with a friend like you!"


We realize that buying Valentine's Day cards can get quite pricey, so we wanted to offer this printable FREE so that you can purchase the bubbles and not break the bank. We found our adorable bubble tubes at Target for $3 a pack, but they are also available at Amazon, Party City and Oriental Trading {if you know of another store that sells mini bubble tubes, please feel free to leave a comment}.

To download your Free Bubble Valentine Cards, click {HERE}.

The cards will print 4-to-a-sheet and we recommend printing on cardstock or thick paper for durability. Then just cut, have your child sign their name on the front or back and tape the bubbles to the card! Easy Peasy!

I hope your kids like these bubble cards as much as mine do! Happy Valentine's Day!

A FRIENDLY REMINDER

Please feel free to share the link to our shop blog with all of our Thanksgiving goodies, but PLEASE do not link to the downloads directly. These printables are free to download and use for personal use, but they MAY NOT BE EDITED, SOLD OR PRINTED FOR RESALE in any way. If you have questions about these printables and how they may be used, please contact us in our shop. If you like the beautiful cliparts used in this printable, they can be purchased from one of our favorite Etsy shops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JWIllustrations.

Friday, December 30, 2016

2017 Goals & Resolutions Printable!

Happy New Year, friends! We hope your Christmas was as magical as ours. It is hard to believe that we are just days away from saying GOODBYE to 2016, but I know many of us are more than ready to say HELLO to 2017!!

To help you plan for all the goals and adventures that lie ahead, we invite you to download our updated 2017 Goals & Resolutions Printable! {Links below}


As in years past, our printable has a space for you to write a goal for each category of your life. You can make these goals/resolutions as simple or specific as you want. We also have a blank space that you can use for something more personal for you or your family. Perhaps you are saving for home improvement, or a vacation, or perhaps you have a personal goal of starting your own Etsy shop or meeting the love of your life :)

And, back by popular demand, we have also kept a space for the "Word of the Year," which is best described as a word that you want to focus on all 365 days. My Word of the Year for 2017 is:

JOY

I want to be more intentional in finding joy in each and every day, even if it is only for a moment. It is so easy to get bogged down in the craziness of life and forget to do things that truly make us happy. Choosing joy isn't always easy, but I am going to try my hardest.

The purpose of writing out goals & resolutions isn't to make your life more stressful, but rather to encourage you to do more of what makes you happy!! Have fun with this list and use it as a guide for the next year. We may have some repeats on our list (I'm looking at you Health & Fitness. Ha!) but what's important is that we try. It's never too late to set a new goal…or achieve an old one.

Happy New Year, friends!!! Thank you for being a part of our lives and our dream. See you in 2017!

To download our FREE 2017 Goals & Resolutions page, click on one of the following links:



Sunday, November 20, 2016

FREE Christmas Checklist Printable

It's almost Black Friday and the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, so we've put together a fun Christmas Checklist that you can use to jot down all of the people, gift exchanges and charities you need to buy for this year!!


We have a lot of great discounts and specials coming to our shops, as well as some other holiday giveaways, so be sure you follow along on our Facebook and Instagram pages this holiday season!

To download your Free Christmas Checklist, click {HERE}.

This Christmas Checklist will also work perfectly with our Merry Christmas Planner, available now in our printables shop!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thanksgiving Printable Goodies!

With Turkey Day less than two weeks away, it's time to start planning and prepping! We've got a bunch of great Thanksgiving Freebies to share with you today.

First up, we have our popular Thanksgiving planner pages to help you organize your menu, plan a shopping list, tackle cleaning and kitchen prep, journal your thanksgiving memories AND a coloring sheet for kids (or adults).



After we shared our super cute Thanksgiving Lunch Box Notes last year, a few friends told us that they actually used them for their Thanksgiving kids table! What a GREAT idea!


Download these Thanksgiving Lunch Notes {HERE}

Next up, we have a new "I am Thankful for You" sheet of 2" printables that you can use as treat bag tags, cupcake toppers, or plant sticks! All you need is some heavy card stock and a 2" paper punch!


Download these Thanksgiving Tags/Toppers {HERE}

And finally, our newest Thanksgiving Freebie is this printable word art!! It is sized 8x10 so you can print and frame it for your home or give it as a hostess or teacher gift!


Download this Thanksgiving word art {HERE}

We hope all of our great printable freebies will make your Thanksgiving holiday a little more organized and a lot more fun :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our wonderful friends and customers! We are so thankful for all of you!

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A FRIENDLY REMINDER

Please feel free to share the link to our shop blog with all of our Thanksgiving goodies, but PLEASE do not link to the downloads directly. These printables are free to download and use for personal use, but they MAY NOT BE EDITED, SOLD OR PRINTED FOR RESALE in any way. If you have questions about these printables and how they may be used, please contact us in our shop. If you like the beautiful cliparts used in many of these printables, they can be purchased from one of our favorite Etsy shops, © Erin Bradley Designs | erinbradleydesigns.etsy.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

FREE Fall Printables!

Fall has always been one of my FAVORITE times of the year. The changing leaves, cozy sweaters, campfires, pumpkin spice everything...what's not to love? 

But as the weather starts to get cooler, we are all faced with the reality that summer is officially over and it's time to pack away the beach toys, clean up our yard and prepare for the winter ahead. With that in mind, we made some awesome FREE fall printables two years ago and they have been a big hit ever since. 


The two Fall checklists included in this set will help you keep track of all cleaning and maintenance both inside and outside of your home. These lists are also helpful to look back on each year to see what tasks got completed, and which still need to be done. 
{I'm looking at you "Garage Clean-out Day}.

And as an added bonus, this set also comes with a blank Fall Bucket List that you can fill out with your friends and family! We decided to leave this blank so that you can fill it with the things that YOU like to do each Fall. Our list has many of the usual outings, such as apple picking, pumpkin patch visits, camping, etc., but we also love to travel to Michigan and hit some of our favorite orchards and breweries. Have I mentioned how much I love Fall?!!

If you live in the Midwest, out weather is looking beautiful for the first day of Autumn tomorrow, as well as the entire weekend. So take advantage of the great weather and get started on your cleaning & maintenance now :)

You can download all of these lists in 3 different sizes by clicking on each of these links:


Please feel free to share our freebies wherever you'd like online, but PLEASE use the link to this post or our blog, and NOT the files themselves.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Let us know what you think of the printable by commenting below. 

Happy Fall!!

{Some cliparts used in this freebie set are from the following fabulous Etsy designers: Lilly Bimble https://www.etsy.com/shop/LillyBimble and DigitalPaperCraft www.etsy.com/shop/DigitalPaperCraft}

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Your Back-to-School Countdown Checklist!

The Back-to-School catalogs have been out for weeks and the "Welcome Back" letters from schools are popping up in mailboxes everywhere. No matter how much we would like to deny it…school is almost here!! AH!!

So to help us start getting back in the groove, we put together a fun little School Countdown Checklist of all the things we want to accomplish in the next few weeks before heading back to school. Both my daughter and my niece contributed to this list {see "family trip" and "play dates with friends"} and I think we've covered some of the most important reminders.


2 Weeks Before School Starts

If your school is like ours, you've had your school supply lists since the beginning of summer, so now is the time to pull those out and start watching sale ads. Because most of us don't do all of our school shopping in one place, it may be helpful to break up your shopping lists by store. To help you out, our first back-to-school Free Printable is this handy School Shopping List:


These lists print two-to-a-page and you will want to cut them down the middle to make two lists {we recommend printing borderless if you can}. They are blank so you can use these lists throughout the year! Just write the store name at the top and jot down your items.

As you start collecting all of your school paperwork and lists, you may notice that your planner or family calendar needs some refreshing. Our  Printable shop has a lot of fantastic options right now for planners, calendar pages, student planners and more. We also still offer our Free Home Management printables in 3 sizes, and if you are looking for a new way to organize your week, our second back-to-school freebie is this great List Organizer!


If sticky notes and Post-its tend to pile up in your house, our new Weekly List Organizer is a great way to keep them all together. Just print this organizer once, laminate it for durability, write your lists for the week, stick them on and stay on task!! You can put this page in your Home Management binder, your planner, or even stick it to your fridge or family bulletin board.

After your lists are made and your calendar is in order, it's time to start working on another schedule.

BEDTIME!

Did you know that our Kids Chore/Reward Charts can be used as a Routine Chart too? With tasks such as Brush Teeth, Read Book and Take a Bath…you can set up your chart for morning and bedtime routines! A few fun stickers may make the process go a little more smoothly for everyone :) And adults…don't forget about your routine as well! With so many tasks and responsibilities to juggle each day, it's only fair that we have our own Chore/Reward cart too! You can download this free printable {HERE}.



Saying farewell to summer is hard, but having an end-of-the-summer trip, outing or special day gives us all something to look forward to. Even if you can't get to the beach or travel, planning a backyard campout or trip to the zoo is a great way to end a fun summer {Thanks for this reminder Addie & Nia}.

1 Week Before School Starts

For some of you, school is only a week away at this point, which means it's time to reconnect with school friends and start getting our home in order!! The hustle and bustle of school days starts right away, so it helps to be organized from the beginning. This is a great time to clean out closets and start assessing which school clothes and shoes fit…and which do not. It's also helpful to find a place for backpacks, lunch bags and other gear. 

And speaking of lunches…

Your homework assignment for the day is to search the keywords LUNCH PACKING STATION in Pinterest and then carve out a good two hours to browse all of the amazing images. Organizational eye candy, I'm telling you!!

Getting your lunch packing supplies together in one place is such a smart idea, especially when it makes things easy enough so that your kids can help you pack the lunches (or do it themselves!!). It also helps when it comes time to grocery shop. You can better assess what you have and what you need to stock up on. One thing you will find in almost every Lunch Packing Station is a space for some fun Lunch Box Notes. Last school year, we shared a free set of Lunch Box notes each month and you can download all of them HERE!!


Print these babies early so that they are ready to go! We hope to share some fun new ones throughout the year :)

And while you are on Pinterest, be sure to also search the key words HOMEWORK STATION and READING NOOK. We may not all have the space or the money to create those beautiful work stations that we see in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog, but even something as simple as setting up a desk in your kids bedroom or putting together a caddy of supplies and other homework/reading essentials can be helpful. Professional organizers always claim that having these dedicated spaces keeps away distraction and gets kids excited about doing their work. I don't know if "excited" is the right word…but anything is worth a try, right?!

Depending on your school's schedule of events, you may have the opportunity to attend a "Find Your Way" day or a "Meet the Teacher Day" before the first day. You will be coming home with a lot of information about important phone numbers, schedules and events for the upcoming year and if you want a more centralized place to keep the important stuff, here is a School Information Sheet you can use in your planner, home management binder or on your family bulletin board. You can download it X-SmallSmall & Large {Please note that the X-Small/Personal size may look blurry in the download preview, but will not print this way}.



The Day Before School Starts

This can be such an emotional day! On one hand, we are a little sad that summer is officially over, but on the other, we are excited for a brand new school year full of possibilities and memories to be made! Staying positive and excited will get your kids excited too. Before bed, talk about the first day, read some "back-to-school" books and plan a special treat or activity for when they get home from school. 

After all that, make sure EVERYONE gets to bed early (you too, parents!) but before you do, make sure your camera is out and you have your First Day of School signs printed and ready to go for the morning. Our Printable Chalkboard First Day of School signs were a big hit last year, and we've updated all of them for this school year!


The First Day


It's here!!! The first day of school. You've already done all the prep work and you are organized and ready to rock-n-roll!! Now smile, take lots of pictures and get excited for a GREAT YEAR!!!!!!

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Please feel free to share the link to our shop blog with all of our back-to-school goodies, but PLEASE do not link to the downloads directly. These printables are free to download and use for personal use, but they MAY NOT BE EDITED, SOLD OR PRINTED FOR RESALE in any way. If you have questions about these printables and how they may be used, please contact us in our shop. If you like the beautiful cliparts used in some of these printables, they can be purchased from some of our favorite Etsy shops, including: 
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