You've likely heard that someone is more prone to complete tasks if they are written down. Easy to see, easy to remember, easy to cross off... makes perfect sense. You've also likely heard (or experienced) that there is something very gratifying about being able to physically cross off a completed task. These well-known facts have led to the ever popular, TO-DO List.
January is almost here! (How is that even possible?!) Do you have your calendar printed and ready for your most organized year yet? If not, do not fear because I have created FREE monthly calendar printables for you to enjoy! This year I have designed two sets of calendars-- black & white and watercolor themed.
Staying true to my organization resolution (yes, I know it is isn't even the New Year yet, but I can start early... can't I?!) I have created a printable that will (hopefully) help both you and me stay organized for the year ahead. Is it just me, or do you have difficulty remembering all the important dates in your life as well?
Every year as New Year's Eve approaches, I tell myself that my resolution is to become more organized. Then every year, after only a few months, my organizational skills fall by the wayside. Why?-- because life gets crazy and it feels like endless needs and plans take precedence over the idea of organizing my life. However, the irony is that my life wouldn't seem half as crazy if only I had stayed organized from the start. This year, now that we are blessed with kiddo #2, I feel more than ever that I need to make a resolution of organization that will stick. So, say "hello" to my organizational command center!
Christmas is a wonderful time to gather with those we love and enjoy their warm embrace. However, it is also a time that we are most reminded of the loved ones who are no longer physically present, having passed on to Heaven.
How is it possible that Christmas will be here and gone in less than a week?! All this time preparing for the holiday and yet it unfortunately comes and goes so quickly, leaving us with only our memories. Wouldn't it be great if we could bottle the smell of Christmas breakfast, the look of excitement on our child's face as they see that Santa delivered, or the sound of Christmas music mixed with laughter as we gather with our loved ones? I've compiled a list of 10 ways to document your holiday memories so that you can relive them for years to come!
With Christmas just around the corner, has your child written to/received a letter from Santa?! Don't worry, you still have time! I've created free printables that will make the task a breeze. Download the files in order to personalize the letters today! Want Santa's response to come from The North Pole? Find out how!
While decorating for the holidays this year I looked around and realized that my couch pillows were not very festive and in some rooms the color combinations even clashed (oh the horror!). I contemplated purchasing a few new ones for the season... and by a few, I tallied that I would need about 11 pillows to satisfy by design craving. However, after a quick stroll down the pillow section at the store and a thorough scan online, I realized I'd be investing a small fortune. Additionally, I discovered that this would mean finding a location to store these 11 pillows throughout the remainder of the year. That's when I decided to create my own slipcovers...
All year-long we tell our children, "You better behave because Santa is watching!" or "Don't you want to make Santa's "nice" list?", when their behavior is a bit sub par. Then come Christmas morning, more times than not, Santa delivers and signifies that your kiddos have made his "nice" list after all. However, wouldn't it be nice if each gift he or she opens would help reinforce their good behavior that put them on that "nice" list to begin with?...
The only thing better than Christmastime, family traditions and children’s books?!– the opportunity to combine them all! I absolutely love this fun family tradition and can’t wait to start it this year with my girls.
This enjoyable tradition is inexpensive to carry out annually (once you have acquired your book collection) and is sure to bring a smile...