Monday, May 29, 2017

FREE Summer Printables to Help You Get Organized

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 next printable that was a HUGE hit last year 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 next 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:

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}