Saturday, March 30, 2019

FREE Easter Printables!

With Easter just around the corner, we wanted to make sure that you have everything planned and read for the Bunny's arrival with this new Printable Easter Planner Page!


As with all of our new one-page holiday planners, this printable gives you plenty of space to jot down the Easter Bunny's shopping list, plan your decor, list your projects, crafts and other things to make, AND plan your easter dinner menu and activities!

This printable is perfect for hanging on your fridge, or download one of three different planner sizes {HERE}


And while you are busy printing, check out these fun Easter lunch box notes and download them {HERE}!



We hope you enjoy these freebies! Have a wonderful Easter! 

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A FRIENDLY REMINDER



Please feel free to share the link to our shop blog with all of our Easter goodies, but PLEASE do not link to the downloads directly. These printables are free to download 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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

It's Time for Spring Cleaning!

Is it just us, or were you worried that this winter would NEVER end??! Here in Illinois we aren't out of the woods yet (Mother Nature loves to give us an April snow shower), but tomorrow we could see temps as high as 70 and that is cause for some celebration and maybe even a little SPRING CLEANING!

 Decluttering is certainly a big part of Spring Cleaning, but so is the seasonal maintenance that needs to be done in and around your home. To help you with this process, we've put together two FREE Spring Cleaning printable to help you get started.


We created these fun Spring Cleaning printable a few years ago, and we are happy to see SO many people still pinning, printing and using them every year! A friend told me recently that the reason she loves using them is because it not only gives her a plan when the weather turns nice, but filling everything out makes her feel motivated to get stuff done. And isn't motivation half the battle when it comes to Spring Cleaning??

You will see that this set comes with two different lists. The first is a blank checklist that is perfect for jotting down specific tasks to do inside and outside your home. We recommend keeping this list in your planner of family binder all year long so you can jot down ideas as things break or need replacing.

The second printable is a more detailed checklist with seasonal tasks that have to be done every year. This list was inspired by my favorite cleaning queen, Martha Stewart. She was the first person to ever suggest that I wash and store my winter linens as a seasonal task but I have to tell ya...I feel SO accomplished when I check that item off my list each Spring :)

As always, these printable come in 3 planner sizes and you can download them all {HERE}.

We hope you enjoy using them!!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Free St. Patrick's Day Printables!

Hello, March! It is so nice to see the word SPRING on the calendar and I only hope Mother Nature gets the message SOON :)

While we wait for the sunshine, it's time to start planning for St. Patrick's Day! Does the Leprechaun visit your home or classroom? Do you have a Pinterest board full of fun St. Patrick's day crafts and activities? Do you plan a special meal every year (my hubby can't live without his corned beef and cabbage)? Our newest one-page holiday planner will help you organize all of that and more!


You can download this fun printable in all three planner sizes {HERE}.

Decorating for St. Patrick's Day always seems a bit rushed with Easter right behind, so if you aren't looking to spend a lot of money on decor, but still want something to hang in your home, checkout our free printable shamrock bunting!!


This banner is SUPER easy to print and assemble. Just download this bunting page {HERE} and you will see that there are two bunting pieces per 8.5 x 11" sheet. 

* Print as many as you need for the length banner you desire. 
* Cut out your bunting pieces with scissors or a paper cutter.
* Punch holes in the corners of each bunting piece.
* String all pieces together with twine or ribbon.

And that's it!!! Cute, inexpensive decor you can make at home.

And while you are busy printing, check out these fun St. Patrick's Day lunch box notes and download them {HERE}!


We hope you enjoy these freebies and be sure to visit us again later this month when we share our Easter planner page and goodies! 

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A FRIENDLY REMINDER

Please feel free to share the link to our shop blog with all of our St. Patrick's Day goodies, but PLEASE do not link to the downloads directly. These printables are free to download 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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

NEW Valentine's Day Printables!

Thanks to the Polar Vortex, we've got major cabin fever here in the Midwest! Thankfully, tomorrow is February 1st which means we are one month closer to SPRING!!!

But to help you pass the time indoors on this chilly Thursday, we've got two NEW Valentine's Day printables we think you are going to love.

First up, for all of our planner lovers, we are staring a new freebie series this year! In 2019, we want to create a new one-page planner for ALL of our favorite holidays and annual events. We will share them here on our blog, as well as on our Facebook & Instagram pages, so be sure to follow along!

First up, we have our new Valentine Planner!


This fun page has everything you need to plan the basics, like cards to send (or pass out in school), decor, things you want to make, gifts you need to buy, etc. We also have plenty of space for writing your Valentine's Day plans & menu! This page will come in all three of our planner sizes, and you can download each of them {HERE}.

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While scrolling through Facebook this week (during one of our many snow days), I saw an awesome Valentine's Day tradition that I am excited to try this year. The idea is simple...you write little love notes on paper hearts and stick them to your kids' doors on the days or weeks leading up to Valentine's Day! While it is perfectly easy to cut out your own hearts out of construction paper, we wanted to make the project a little more fun (and easy)!



Our printable set comes with a cute sign to hang on the door so that your kiddos know to expect new hearts every day! We also included a space where you can sign who the notes are from. That way, you can include mommies, daddies and/or siblings in on the fun!

The set also comes with 5 sheets of pre-filled hearts, and a sheet of blank hearts so you can write your own personal notes. You can download everything {HERE} All you need is a printer and a pair of scissors and you are ready to go! 

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Once you start to fill out your Valentine Planner, you will almost immediately remember one of the most time consuming tasks of Valentine's Day

CLASSROOM CARDS

With all the extra time some of us have to spare in the house this week, why not try printing your own? Our bubble Valentine Cards have been a huge hit the last two years, and you can check them out and download your FREE set {HERE}. 


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And finally, one of our ALL TIME favorite Valentine's Printables...



Even my 5th grader still loves getting notes in her lunch box, and these little Valentine Lunch Box notes are the perfect little "I love you" to send with them each day.
And while you are at it, you can download ALL of our Lunch Box notes {HERE} and prepare for the holidays to come :) 

We hope you all have a magical Valentine's Day!!

Monday, December 31, 2018

2019 Goals & Resolutions Printable

Happy New Year, friends! We hope your Christmas was as wonderful as ours. It is almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and HELLO to 2019!! 

This was ThePolkaDotPosie's 7th year in business and although we had set big goals for 2018, some family matters kept us from achieving them. But that is the beauty of having a small business...when life pulls you in a different direction, you can shift your focus and come back when you are ready. We worried that our absence would cause some to forget our name, but the support we felt throughout the year from our loyal friends and customers gave us the confidence to do what we needed to do, and the inspiration to start 2019 better than ever. As always, our goals for 2019 are BIG (maybe we will finally makeover this blog. Ha!) and we hope that this is the year we will achieve them.

So what sort of Goals & Resolutions do YOU have for 2019? Our yearly FREE printable will help you plan...



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 2019 is:

JOY

I was reminded MANY times this year how short life is and how things can change in a moment. It is so easy to get bogged down in negativity and we can all find something to complain about if we allow ourselves to. But that is simply not how I want to live the moments I have with the people I love. So this year...I want to search for JOY in everything I do each day because tomorrow isn't promised.

So what will your word of the year be?

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 2019!


To download our FREE 2019 Goals & Resolutions page, click on one of the following links:

Friday, December 21, 2018

Merry Christmas from ThePolkaDotPosie

We've just wrapped up our SEVENTH holiday season here at ThePolkaDotPosie and we could not be more grateful for all of the love and support we continue to receive from our loyal friends and customers! 

PLEASE NOTE that our Handmade Shop will be closed until January 2019, but our Printable Shop will stay open through the holiday season for Instant Downloads.

Do you follow our Facebook Page and Group Page? If not, be sure to head there NOW and join because we will be kicking off OPERATION ORGANIZATION on December 26th!


We want to help you pick the perfect planner for 2019 and we will show you how easy it is to print and assemble your own! PLUS we will have some fabulous FREEBIES and discounts, so you don't want to miss out!

In the meantime, we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for supporting our little business all year. We appreciate you so much!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

FREE Printables for your Christmas Elf

My kids have never known Christmas without their special Elf on the Shelf {named Toodles}.

They come to look forward to his arrival as much as Santa's and over the last few years, we have tried to make Toodles' stay in our home as special as possible. We weave him into many of our Christmas traditions, and I thought it would be nice for him to have his own set of stationary. Our Elf likes to leave notes, send his welcome letter, leave reminders to the kids when they are being naughty, acknowledge them when they are being nice and maybe slip in a little Christmas joke or two :-)

And as a little treat from our Elf to yours…here are two free printables you can download so that your elf has his own stationary too!!



We are a sucker for Elf pictures around here and we would love it if you follow us on Facebook and posted pics of your Elf using his new stationary :-) Toodles would appreciate it!!

{All printables shared on www.thepolkadotposie.com are for personal use only. Please feel free to share and pin as much as you'd like, but just be sure to link back to either this post or the posts on www.adailydoseofdavis.com. Thank you!}