Happy New Year! My family and I have our highs and lows for 2017, but for the most part 2017 was a great year for us and we are looking forward to what 2018 has in store. I’m a day behind, but I’m happy to say that I’ve got the January Wallpaper + Printable ready for you to add to your desktop, smartphone or in your home or office.
I love floral wallpaper, and I love how it turned out on the 2018 Printable Calendar, so I thought it would be perfect to add it to this month’s design. I have had many thoughts and ideas of what I’d like my New Years resolutions to be, one thing I know is I want this year to be better than the last, and hope that it continues that way each year! Hopefully you feel the same way, and this month’s quote motivates you to do the same.
I also have to add how grateful I am for all of my readers who continually come back each month for the monthly wallpapers and printables, and for all your support with this blog. Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!
My kids love to do whatever they can to help with the holidays. They love to decorate the tree, make cookies, and any other holiday craft we can find or come up with. I thought it would be fun for them to make some gift tags to put on presents for their teachers and our family.
I love that my kids had fun putting these together and how cute they look on the Christmas gifts! The best part, they don’t have to be perfect and they still look pretty cute.
I’ve been wanting to make a Santa Letter Printable for a while, and my kids were so excited when I was finally done. They’ve been anxiously waiting to write Santa a letter and send it in the mail.
When I was helping my 3 year write his letter, I asked if he had been naughty or nice this year, and his first response was “Naughty.” It made me laugh, and he recognized that he definitely had some rough patches this year, but it was perfect to go over the things he was trying to improve on this year.
These letters are the perfect way to get your kids excited about Christmas and let Santa know what they’re wishing for this year. It’s super easy to put together and you don’t need an envelope since it’s a tri-fold letter!
First you’ll need to print out the letter on both sides and trim it down.
Fold the letter twice so that the opening of the letter looks like the picture above.
And the “to” and “from” side look like this.
Place a stamp on your card and they’re ready to send it off to Santa!
It’s time to decorate your home for the Holidays, but don’t forget your desktop or smartphones! Decorate your home or office space with these wallpapers for the most wonderful time of year! When it comes to printing, I always like to give the option for the colored background or white background in case you like to save on ink (like me). I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!
With the cooler weather upon us and family in town the week of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to create a Hot Chocolate Bar during their visit. My kids and I love hot chocolate, so this was the perfect opportunity! My kids loved adding in their favorite mixes and toppings and having something to warm us up during the cooler week.
I love how easy it is to put this all together, and you can use as many toppings and mix-ins as you like. I’ve included some of the basics on the printables!
Using disposable cups with lids was perfect for everyone, especially the kiddos. I didn’t have to worry about them breaking a mug and you can make them look cuter with these coffee sleeve printables.
I used a fancy cake stand to create some dimension to the look of the Hot Chocolate Bar.
Add some cookies or candy to the bar, and you’ve got yourself a perfect Hot Chocolate bar!
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I’m very excited that Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and while normally I’m not a huge leftover fan, the Thanksgiving leftovers are an exception. My favorite sides from the whole meal are most definitely the stuffing and rolls. I am usually the first one to the fridge to start eating those two the next day, but luckily with these Leftover Thanksgiving tags I won’t have to worry about anyone in my family eating my favorite sides! I’m sharing these Thanksgiving Printables over at Eighteen25.
If you have a big family over for Thanksgiving, these labels and containers will be helpful at sorting out all the leftovers at the end of the night. You can use any type of brown kraft box or even an ice cream container to put your leftovers in and tape on these Thanksgiving Tags with Washi tape, or print them on Avery Sticker labels before the big meal. To make it easier for families taking home multiple containers, grab a basic kraft bag and place the Leftover Printable on the outside of the bag and label which family it belongs to. Grab your printables now to make the end of the night a little bit easier!
I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! My kids got tons and tons of candy from the weekend and last night’s trick or treating, and looks like we’ll have enough to last us until next Halloween. Now I am ready for a new holiday!
I’m so excited to share November’s wallpaper and printable! I have been inspired by all the leaves falling around our town and everywhere we go. We have lived in Washington for 2 years now and this time of year is beautiful. We live in a small town, but it takes about 25 minutes to get to Tacoma or Olympia and we have to drive through “forest-y” roads to get there and I love seeing all the colors on the trees as we drive by. I hope you are all enjoying the pretty Fall changes and some color temps!
In case your friends don’t have enough sugar in their home, surprise them with some donuts and this fun little Halloween Donut Printable. It’s perfect to pass out to your friends and co-workers, whether it’s in a small treat bag or on top of a big box of donuts. There’s a printable for both sizes, just add a cute ribbon or washi tape and you’re sugary Halloween treat is all set!
If you want to make your own Halloween donuts, here’s a tutorial on how to make these Easy Mini Donuts, just substitute for Halloween colors and sprinkles!
Download the Halloween Donut Tag Printable: Small| Large
It’s almost Halloween, can you believe it? We are counting down the days and are excited about going to all the Halloween festivities these next couple of weeks! We have 2 trunk or treats we’re going to back to back next week and my kids will have candy for days! I have a massive sweet tooth, so it will be really tricky to avoid all those treats!
Speaking of treats, last year I shared this Out of Treats Halloween Sign over at Eighteen25 and it worked out perfectly at our house. As soon as all our candy was gone, I switched the sign and nobody knocked on our door when the “Out of Treats” sign was up. It was great! It’s super easy to make and you only need a picture frame and ribbon to complete this look!
Grab the Printable over at Eighteen25 and see how to make this easy and cute Halloween craft!
I know it’s a little crazy to be thinking about Christmas when we haven’t even had Halloween yet, but my husband and I have been talking about what we’re going to get everybody for Christmas. I’m pretty sure my mother in law does her Christmas shopping as soon as school starts, something that I wish I could be better about! We’ve been busy working on our budget for Christmas this year and have been putting money aside at the end of the summer so that we aren’t left stranded this holiday!
Taking my 1 year old into the store has been challenging lately so I’ve resorted to shopping online as much as possible. While trying to figure out what we want to get everybody for Christmas, I came across a site called Uncommon Goods. They have Christmas gifts for everybody and all of their products are cruelty free. None of their products contain leather, feathers or fur and have also featured products that contain recycled components. Another great thing about Uncommon Goods is they have a passion for giving back and created the Better Give Back Program. When you make a purchase through their website, Uncommon Goods donates $1 to a non-profit organization that you choose at checkout.
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time finding gifts for my family, especially the men. My kids are generally pretty easy, and are helpful in letting us know what they want for Christmas. If you’re struggling with some ideas, I’ve found some great Christmas Gifts for Men and Women you have to check out:
To help put some ease into your Holiday planning, I’ve created this Holiday Shopping List printable to help keep you organized. Whether you’re trying to stick to a budget or need to remember what you’re planning on getting a friend or family member for the holidays, this is the perfect printable for you! There’s also a spot at the end of the sheet so that you can mark off that you’ve bought the gift and if it has been wrapped. I hope these gift ideas and shopping list helps you throughout the busy holiday season!