2016 Calendar Printable

Grab the 2016 Calendar Printable on my new site!

I have received many requests over the summer for a 2016 calendar printable, and I am finally ready to share next year’s calendar. I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone and in 4 short month’s we’ll already be bringing in another year!

We are excited to be spending the next year in Washington… JD cannot contain himself with his excitement about the big move. Just the other day, someone said “hi” to him and asked him how he was doing. He proceeded to tell him his current situation of how his Dad is gone (for military training), and that we’ll be moving to Washington soon. The kid has no filter and will pretty much tell you his life story.

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The 2015 Calendar Printable has been a huge hit and I’m so glad so many of you have downloaded your printable and love it. For the 2016 Calendar, I have created a few new designs that I hope you’ll like! I wanted to keep the same feel of the last calendar, but with a few new fun and fresh designs to help keep you somewhat calm during some of your busiest months. You’re going to have fun staying organized with this cute 2016 Calendar!

*UPDATE* I’ve also included a landscape version of the printable! The only problem, I somehow could not squeeze the entire year onto my document, so it’s been split up into two downloads. So don’t forget to download both parts for the Landscape version only!

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Grab your 2016 Calendar Printable here.

Landscape download here & here.

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Back to School “Fish” Treats

O Fish ally labels 2  After a nice, long summer hiatus, I have finally returned. I wasn’t planning on taking a leave of absence, but this summer has been a busy, but fun one! We had a month long of cousin fun, visited new museums, parks and swim centers, and enjoyed getting our tan on. I am definitely much darker than I was the beginning of summer and my kids have very noticeable tan lines… it cracks me up! Their bums have never looked so white.

I know that many schools are already back in session, but my mother-in-law is a school teacher, and their first day is tomorrow. This past week, she’s been in crunch mode and I was able to help out with getting her classroom already for the school year. JD, who is 1 year away from starting kindergarten, has been having a blast helping his Grammy set up her class.

Normally, my MIL is a speech therapist, but this year she’s teaching Kindergarten and asked me to create these adorable “Fish” treats to give to her class. In addition to kindergarten, I’ve also created labels for all the grades in elementary school and preschool. Your kids are going to love these!

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Since I created these in Adobe Illustrator, I did my best to line them up to the Avery Template 5263 labels. They aren’t perfect, but I’ve created PDF files that will fit onto those labels and get the job done. If you can figure it out in Word or in another program, I also made a separate .JPG file that you can paste in Word or another program and set them up that way.

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Hope you and your kids have a great school year!!!

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PDF Files: Preschool | Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade     5th Grade | 6th Grade

.JPG Files: Preschool | Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade    5th Grade | 6th Grade

Father’s Day Gift – “Sweet Reminders”

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My husband is leaving for four months for Army training tomorrow and we are all so sad about it. I wanted to make something so he’d remember how much he means to us and wanted my kids to take part in it. He loved it, and before he opens a piece of chocolate he gets to see a reminder of why he is the World’s Greatest Dad!

This is such a fun little project to do with your kids and to let their Dad know how much he means to them. All you need is a mason jar and some Hershey’s Nuggets to wrap these printables around. For the Hershey’s Nugget wrappers, I’m sharing the one we did for my husband and you can pick and choose whatever best fits your Dad (or Grandpa) or have fun coming up with your own reasons of why your Dad is the World’s Greatest Dad. It’s the perfect “sentimental” gift to give for Father’s Day and a “Sweet Reminder” of why he’s awesome!

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Hershey’s Nugget Wrappers – written | blank

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World’s Greatest DAD – blue | green | orange | yellow

World’s Greatest GRANDPA – blue | green | orange | yellow

World’s Greatest GRAMPS – blue | green | orange | yellow

Father’s Day Gift Tags

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I was asked by the Relief Society in my ward to make a tag to attach to these awesome “bow tied” sweet treats for Father’s day. I was totally in love with this idea, and wanted these gift tags to fit the theme of the candy. These gift tags go perfect with any gift, and I’ve created them in four different colors to match any candy or gift wrap to give to Dad this weekend. What will you use these gift tags for?

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Father’s Day Gift Tags – download here

Logo Design: Knotty Kreations

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I’m sharing another amazing small business who I had the opportunity to work with and create this fun logo for her shop. While looking for a new hobby, the owner of Knotty Kreations stumbled across crochet and it quickly turned into something she loved to do on a daily basis.

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She is incredibly talented and can do just about anything you ask. If you show her a picture of something that you want made, she’ll do exactly that! If you want to tweak it a bit, she’s got you covered. She makes a variety of items from hats, clothing, stuffed animals, blankets and much more!

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You have to check out Knotty Kreations and see all the amazing stuff she makes! Check her out on Facebook and enter for a chance to win one of four items below on Instagram! It ends tomorrow, so enter now!

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Logo Design: Fly Tots

Fly-Tots-Logo-980-pxLast month, I had the chance to work with some amazing small businesses and designed logos for their shops. Today, I’m sharing the logo I designed for Fly Tots. The owner of Fly Tots was surrounded by palm trees growing up and wanted that memory of her childhood incorporated in her logo.

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Fly Tots is a unique and fun shop that sells adorable cushions for your little one. It’s a great way to encourage your kids to read, and strong enough to withstand pillow fights (already tested!) 🙂

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These cushions are easy for your tots to carry around the house and they come in a variety of hip styles! If you have a toddler in your home, you’re going to need to check out Fly Tots! She is currently offering a giveaway on Instagram, so enter today!!

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(Photo Credit: Rachelle Packard)

Ice Cream Printables – Invitations & Print

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It has been far too long since my last printable! Since today is the 1st of June and basically the beginning of summer, I thought I’d share these fun Ice Cream Printables. So, if you’re thinking of throwing a party this summer or need some new summer printables, you’ve come to the right place! Want to jazz up your printable even more? Download THIS file to trace on the back of glitter scrapbook paper, cut it out and paste onto your printable, or glue glitter straight onto your print!

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Doesn’t this print look great in my new frame from Birdie Go Go!?

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Friday Favorites: Tissue Paper Decorations

It is been a while since I’ve posted, and lots of things have been keeping me busy… But I’m still alive. Last month, I posted 2 baby showers that I threw for my friends (Mint, Pink & Gold | Spring Baby Shower). In order to stay within my budget, I used Tissue Paper for a lot of my decorations. It’s amazing how you can turn ordinary tissue paper into something beautiful! It’s completely affordable and as you can see below, they can turn into some beautiful and useful decorations! Whether you’re on a budget or looking for different ways of using tissue paper for your next party, here are some fabulous ideas!

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How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers – Design Everyday

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How to Make a Festive Fringe Photo Backdrop – Brit + Co

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Sewn Circle Garland – Frog Prince Paperie

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Tissue Paper Flowers – Atta Girl Says

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Garden Tea Party Bridal Shower | Decor – Atiliay

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DIY Tassel Garland – Linen, Lace & Love

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Tissue Paper Flowers – Gears Company

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Pom Poms – Martha Stewart

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Mini Tissue Paper Poms and Flower Gift Toppers – Lia Griffith

Printable Birthday Calendar

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I have been wanting to make one of these Birthday Calendars for a long time, and I’ve finally done it! I had seen so many cute ideas on Pinterest, but was always worried I’d mess it up. You see, when it comes to painting on wood, I find a way to screw it up and then I’m done with that project. I never want to see it again basically. Although, I remembered something my super talented SIL and friend (Tammy & Liz) did last year and I absolutely loved it!

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I wanted to create something just like that, but didn’t want to have to deal with a painting fiasco. So, I came up with a solution and a printable that you can use too. It is extremely easy and all you need is:

Materials:

A Printer

Scissors

Picture Frame (make sure the surface is flat)

Drawer Knob

White Card Stock

Glitter Paper

Birthday Cake Printable (Download for 5×7 | 8×10)

Chalkboard tags + a small piece of string

Glue (Modge Podge)

Glue Gun

Instructions:

1. Print out your background from the following options below.

2. On a separate sheet of paper, print out the “birthday cake” and cut those pieces out. (I’ve tried printing on glitter paper, and it did not work out well, so DON’T do it!)

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3. Trace the “birthday cake” onto the back of the glitter paper and cut those pieces out.

4. Glue the glitter “birthday cake” pieces onto the background you printed out.

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5. While you’re waiting for the glue to dry, hot glue your drawer knob at the bottom (center) of your picture frame.

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6. Once everything is dry, stick the Birthday Cake Background into the frame and hang up your family & friend’s birthdays that you’ve written on the chalkboard tags onto the drawer knob and you’re done!

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Easy, right? I’ve created 3 different backgrounds in 12 different colors. So pick your favorite and have fun creating you’re own Birthday Calendar! color-swatches

Birthday-Calendar-BLACK-DOTSPolka Dots – 5×7: Blue | Navy | Violet | Purple | Mint | Pink | Light Pink | Green | Salmon  Gray | Yellow | Black

Polka Dots – 8×10: Blue | Navy | Violet | Purple | Mint | Pink | Light Pink | Green  Salmon | Gray | Yellow | BlackBirthday-Calendar-Black Stripes – 5×7: Blue | Navy | Violet | Purple | Mint | Pink | Light Pink | Green | Salmon  Gray | Yellow | Black

Stripes – 8×10: Blue | Navy | Violet | Purple | Mint | Pink | Light Pink | Green | Salmon  Gray | Yellow | Black

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Chevron – 8×10: Blue | Navy | Violet | Purple | Mint | Pink | Light Pink | Green | Salmon  Gray | Yellow | Black

Friday Favorites: DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

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Makeup Magnet Board – Making the World Cuter

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$3 DIY Bow Picture Frame – Shanty 2 Chic

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Mother’s Day Button Magnets – Inkablinka

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Confetti Inspired Terra Cotta Pots – Lil’ Luna

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Mason Jar Sewing Kit – Polka Dot Chair

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DIY Magnets – Sundaesins

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Mother’s Day Vase – U Create Crafts

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DIY Mason Jar Succulent Pots – Lolly Jane

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Strawberry Ice Cream Soda Sundae Bath Salts – iYoodle

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May Day Basket – Lia Griffith

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Mother’s Day Spa Gift Idea – Mom 4 Real