Free Printable: Customizable Fall Bucket list

We all have good intentions when it comes to fall to-do lists. I personally love the idea of completing 101 fun fall things, but in my current space and time, I’ll probably get to maaaybe 10!

I also hate having an incomplete to-do list - even if it’s a ‘for-fun’ list. So I’ve come up with a solution that I hope you guys appreciate as much as I do! I’ve illustrated 20 fun fall events for you to pick and choose from, so you can create your own ‘doable’ fall bucket list. Weather that be five things, or all 20!

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Free Printable: First Day of School Banner

The first day of school! New pencils free of bite marks, perfectly spiraled notebooks not yet covered in doodles , and the anticipation of something new!

I love the whole idea of first day of school pics, it’s so much fun tracking growth! And there’s a lot of first day banner printables out there. Problem is, they either cost an arm and a leg for a one use item, or they are going to take hours to fill out every. tiny. detail. about where your child is in their life!

Minimalist as always, here’s a super simple free flag printable.

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Macrame and Tin Hanging Lanterns

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

I love those lyrics, and didn’t fully understand them until I lived my first NYC Summer. City Summers are what tricks you into staying another long winter! Rooftop parties, outdoor concerts, all day park picnics, sidewalk brunch, beer garden afternoons, and of course; late night pondering on the fire escape. One of the best things about city Summer nights are the variety of lights always giving a romantic, atmospheric backdrop for whatever you’re up to! Whether it’s the skyline, streetlights, cafe lights, or windows, there’s always some cozy atmosphere shining graciously for you.

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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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