Free Printable: Fourth of July Flags

Hooray for Independence Day! How amazing is it that we have the freedom and opportunity to be who we're called to be, say what we're called to say, and serve who we're called to serve? I don't take lightly how much it costs, (and continues to cost!) through the priceless sacrifice of our millions of serving families. 

On a lighter note: hot dogs, popsicles, and fireworks all on one day is pretty amazing, and this colorful ensemble of flags is ready and waiting to add some festive to your festivities! 

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Free Printable: Father's Day Cards

I'm so grateful for my dad. He is a father to nine, (yes nine, no we're not Catholic, and no we were not raised on some kind of compound!)

When I became a mom myself, I asked him how on earth did he put up with all of our shenanigans! Besides the obvious of having the best partner ever as my mom, he said he always tried to remember what it was like when he was a kid. To stop for a minute and see whatever situation it was though our perspective rather than to default to what 'he wanted.' 

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Free printable: Minimalist Baby Essentials Checklist

I’ve been wanting to make a minimalist-mom-must-have list since Essie was born. There is an outrageous amount of baby gear out there; and with your first babe, you can easily get overwhelmed when deciding what you need to aid the transition of a tiny human coming into your home.

I’m actually becoming a momma of two very soon. And I’m reminiscing on how much stuff we had prepped for Esther that we didn’t use, and how many things we forgot that we had actually needed!

I’m prepared now, and glad I don’t have to do that process again. But you my friend, might be in the middle of ‘First baby prep’ right now!

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Free printable: Mini-Me Mother's Day Card

There’s no way to bundle into a simple card how much praise a momma deserves. I didn’t fully appreciate what this day meant until I became a momma myself. Now when I try to say Happy Mothers Day to my mom, I just break down crying in appreciation! Well this year I tried a little bit harder to not just be a bubbling mess of tears when picking out a mothers day card, and you know what? I didn’t find anything that was quite what I was looking for. So I said heck, I’m an illustrator, let’s do this.

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Free Printable: Simple Bunny Puppet Pattern

This little guy is a part of my kiddos clutter free Easter basket this year. It’s her “one new toy” and I’m so happy with how it turned out! I can’t wait to see her find him easter morning.

It does involve sewing, but it was overall easy to make! Here’s how:

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Minimalistic Easter Tree

Hooray for Easter! Hooray for the victory Jesus won, the world exploding in pastels, and of course freshening up the house with some sweet, spring decor!

The first time I saw an Easter tree it was at my piano teachers house. It was a vintage white wire tree, with little painted eggs, wooden bunnies, and little crosses. I used to stare at that tree while I waited for my sister to finish her lesson and pretend I was shrunk down and climbing it with all the bunnies and eggs around me.

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Fresh Clover Cans

I love fresh greens in my home! Placing Spring centerpieces and foliage around my house after the heavy cozy of winter is one of my favorite things.

Unfortunately, I’m also a minimalist. And I don’t like storing something I only use once a year. I particularly hate storing fake foliage. I don’t know why exactly but it makes me agitated to see fake plants/garlands/or wreaths in a box. (Anyone else have this problem? Anyone?) Well anyway! I’ve found a solution in these adorable fresh growing clover cans! They are simple and quick, and you can definitely bring in the littles help for this one.

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Free Printable: Shamrock Scavenger Hunt

I love the origin of St Patrick’s day. Honoring a man who might have been the first to bring Christianity to an entire country is a beautiful tradition. In America the celebrating has morphed into a celebration of Irish culture. And yes, the parts of the wonderful culture we’re celebrating might run a bit on the stereotypical side, but hey, ‘we’re doing our best laddy!’ (#sorrynotsorry #imirishitsok)

Here’s how to play:

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Not-So-Secret Valentine's Day Messages

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in my quest for keeping the flirt alive, and if you’re searching for a clear Valentine to shock the pants off your spouse, (literally, and pun absolutely intended!) Print one of these sexy secret messages and leave it in an easy to find spot on the 14th.

His desk at work, a lunch box, sneak it into her office the day before, or have a co-worker deliver it to them! I’d say the more public the better, (unless it’s going to get them in any HR trouble, of course.)

Everyone wants to be desired and pursued, and who doesn’t want a secret looking envelope delivered to them with a #hothubs or #hotwife label on it this Valentine’s day? Let’s get started, this one is an easy one. (That’s what she said. #sorrynotsorry)

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