Category Archives: Downloads & Printables & Freebies

Good Friday FREE! Printable

I just had to share one more free printable for Easter — my favorite Easter song!

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Death in His Grave PDF 

Here’s the video… I love this song!

Easter Chalk FREE Printable!

Today I’m sharing a free handlettered print, perfect for Easter! It’s one of my favorite phrases from a newer version (new as in, not the 1865 version!) of Jesus Paid It All, by Kristian Stanhill.

Click the link below to download an 8×10 PDF file you can print & enjoy! Print several more to pass along to your friends! All I ask is that you do not sell this print, in physical or digital form.

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Paid My Debt 8×10 PDF

I also added a ton of Easter digital download prints to my Etsy shop! I love the joy, redemption, triumph, and hopefulness of Easter — so I may have gotten carried away. 😉

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Daily Goals for Momma Printable FREEBIE!

I live with many, many little people. I LOVE it, and most days I truly feel like the wealthiest woman in the world. And then there are the days that are long, stretching, exhausting, and emotional. It can be challenging balancing the needs — physical, emotional, and spiritual — of our little tribe with the needs of the house & to-do lists. Too easily I see my most successful accomplishments as what I have finished & gotten through. If I have the tidiest house, with all the socks arranged, and toys put away, but have bulldozed little hearts in the process, I have built a well-organized museum, not a refuge; if I make all the meals, healthy and homemade, but have served them with grumpiness and resentment, I have given them a cafeteria to eat in, not a table to feast at; and if I cross the finish line of the day with my list checked off, yet have not loved the souls that fill the house I’m so desperately trying to maintain, I have accomplished nothing of real value.

I made three different “Daily Goals for Momma” — I need to help myself keep the main things, the main things. I want to remember the good portion.

If you feel like you’d like some daily goals for Momma — here is a free printable in two different versions. This is the first one I handlettered, made after an earlier version I drew up two years ago.

Click the link below each picture to download an 8×10 PDF file you can print & enjoy! Print several more to pass along to your momma friends! All I ask is that you do not sell this print, in physical or digital form.

 

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Pink Watercolor Daily Goals for Momma PDF

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Daily Goals for Momma PDF

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The other two versions (last picture) will be available in my Etsy shop later this week!

Have Courage & Be Kind Free Printable

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A sweet friend asked if I would hand-letter the lovely sentiment from the latest Cinderella movie. I have yet to see the movie, but I read two interesting articles about it,so I am looking forward to seeing it sometime. : )

I couldn’t decide which way I wanted it, so there’s a choice of four! downloadable printables. Each PDF has a 4×6 & 6×6 you can print & cut. I plan on sticking some into shop purchases as a little thank-you.

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Click to download: blue foil | pink foil | watercolor | blue glitter

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My favorite is the faux blue glitter!

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Be Available! Peptalk Free Printable

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This little peptalk — “be available” — has kept resurfacing over and over in my life the past few weeks. For Anna’s school, we read a few chapters (from this book) about others who were “available” and therefore able to do what needed to be done because they were willing.

This struck a chord for me in my own life. I can be very task-oriented. I can feel the pressure of limited time and a long, long list of things to do– and in an effort to be efficient and quick, I can be a little bit of a tornado of productivity. : ) Not necessarily in a good way: those sweet little souls of mine can quickly become interruptions right in my path. Don’t we often view people that way, in general? You’re a speed bump slowing me down. Your personal life story is taking too long to tell. You’re taking too long to walk to your car. You’re too slow to pay. Just make up your mind! I have too much to do to listen, help, go out of my way…

I met with a (newish) friend this week, also a mother of many little people. She challenged me think through piling too much on myself in the “crunch” moments — those frantic, everyone’s-fussy-and-needy moments when, for whatever reason,  I also decide to do three things at once! I am not available then, when they need me the most.

I want to be available — to spend ten minutes playing dollhouse, to watch a new dance move, to wrestle with drooly & growly twins,  to see “something amazing!” outside that the girls have discovered — with a joyful, peaceful soul! I mean, aren’t all of these — the things drawing me away from my “tasks” — meaningful, beautiful, and important? Aren’t these what really make up “life”?

After meeting with my friend, I was reminded of two C.S. Lewis quotes. Maybe I need to handletter these, too, as a reminder to me!

“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life — the life God is sending one day by day.”

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“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”

Maybe you’re caught in a fast-paced race of productivity but not availability, too?

You can download & print this little reminder, then. : ) 4×6 & 6×6 in one PDF.

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Be Available Watercolor PDF

(I have Staples print mine on 110-lb full-color cardstock… it looks lovely!)

(Next week, another printable!! –> think Cinderella…)

Finish strong! Peptalk Free Printable

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In college, during the weeks leading up to finals, I used to tell myself and write out the phrase “Finish strong!” because man, after four months of classes, papers, and projects, I was ready to coast. I needed to dig in and finish the work, the studying, the memorizing, the reviewing.

Now, years later, I found myself last week giving myself a peptalk: Finish strong! For some reason, I had planned & told Anna we would do “Prairie School” the last ten days of our school year… reading, crafts, recipes and activities centered around the “Little House” series that Rust has been reading to Anna throughout our school year. What was I thinking?! I am SO ready for school to be over! Our normal homeschool curriculum offers daily plans which I LOVE, so the thought of planning 10 days of read-alouds, activities, crafts, and pioneer recipes right when I was ready to finish our school year… I was DONE! Haha. So I needed this reminder last week as I was prepping for this week and the next.

I thought maybe someone else may need a little peptalk to carry them to the end of the school year, too. : )

If you would like to download my “Finish Strong” print in watercolor (like above) or black & white (below), here are the links! Each PDF has a 6×6 and a 4×6 print you can print.

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Finish Strong – Watercolor

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Finish Strong – Black & White

Summer Journal Checklist + Free Printable Journal Cards!

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Today’s the last day to enter the giveaway for your own summer journal! Today I have for you two free downloads — one, a set of coordinating printable journal cards that you can use with a summer journal or for your own crafty projects…

You can either click & save this image as a .jpg or click the link below to save as a PDF.

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{Click here to download the PDF!}

And here is a printable checklist to give you ideas on what to include in a summer minibook! You can click the image to download the .jpg or click the link below to download the PDF!

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{Click to download the PDF!}

Tomorrow morning I will announce the winner of the summer mini journal!!