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Back-to-School Printables

Hi guys. I’m taking some time off to visit friends & family, and getting a break in before school starts. But before I go, I thought I’d share some fun, back-to-school printables I’ve seen lately:

Adorable printable bookplates by Helen Dardik. Get them here. (Images: Helen Dardik)

Inspired by Helen’s bookplates, Carolyn Gavin of ecojot created these lovely designs, also free to download and print. Get them here. (Images: Carolyn Gavin)

And Ez of Creature Comforts created these fun back-to-school printable tags and labels for your kiddos. Get them here. (Image: Ez Pudewa, Creature Comforts)

Enjoy these last few days of summer. I’ll see you back here after Labor Day!



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Free Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving Thankful Paper Chain Strips by Silverbox Design

Thanksgiving Thankful Paper Chain by Silverbox Design

Each strip of paper in this printable by Silverbox Creative Studio allows space for you to write down what you are grateful for. It’s a nice activity to do with your loved ones, and then you can string them together as a paper garland to decorate your house, use them as napkin rings, or even wrap them around votive holders.  Choose any kind of paper to print them on.

(Via Twig & Thistle. Images: Silverbox Creative Studio)

Thanksgiving Banner by Super Mom Moments

Thanksgiving Dinner Invite Printable by Super Mom

Super Mom Moments has a whole suite of “Color Me Thankful” Thanksgiving printables, which includes the banner and invitation shown above, as well as placecards, napkin rings, stickers and toppers!

(Via One Pretty Thing. Images: Super Mom Moments)

And this isn’t necessarily specific to Thanksgiving, but it will help in the busy days and weeks ahead during the holiday season:

Dont Forget Notepad Free Download by Olliegraphic

Meg of Olliegraphic is offering this free notepad download for the Oh My! Handmade Goodness website (a favorite of mine) to help you stay organized now and all year round. And you can use this tutorial by Sara Tams of Sara + Abraham, which shows you how to make notepads as gifts. I’ve been meaning to use this tutorial for awhile now – perhaps the upcoming holidays are just the kick in the pants I need.

(Via Oh My! Handmade Goodness. Images: Olliegraphic).

I am so glad to have a short work and school week. How about you?

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[Crafty Monday] Free Holiday Gift Tags

Three gift tags I haven’t seen in any other gift tag round-ups: two from Ana Aceves and one from Natascha Rosenberg.

Visit Ana’s blog, Too Many Clicks Spoil the Broth, to download these unbelievably sweet little tags.

And from Natascha Rosenberg, this really fun little tag (that you could use year-round).

I really (really really) love both Ana’s and Natascha’s illustrations – they are so joyful and charming. I look forward to each and every one of their blog posts.

Please remember, as with all free printables, they are strictly for your personal use.

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[Family Friday] Back to School Organizing

The first day of school is (EEK!) Tuesday! I’ve been thinking a lot about routines and how to get (and stay!) organized. I’d been toying with the idea of designing a daily routine poster to remind the girls of the things they need to do each day, so I was happy to find these free printable Morning Routine cards by Amy Locurto of Living Locurto over at One Pretty Thing:


This is a good start – I need all four of these cards (which come in pink/green too). Although, now that I think about it, my kids do these in the exact opposite order.

I also need afternoon cards. She has a routine chart here (also yours free to print):


I need a chart with the dreaded H word, which comes after the snack.

I need evening cards too:

– Pick out an outfit for tomorrow (more on this in a minute)
– Get your backpack together (remember your library book, permission slip, lunch money, etc.)
– Pick up the toys and clothes in your room
– Pajamas on, brush your teeth
– Read a story, lights out

Ok, I guess I do need to put together a daily routine poster.

Incidentally, here’s another great organizing idea from Living Locurto: free printable days of the week hanger tags to help sort out a week’s worth of outfits for your kids. I like this idea because my kids have a ton of clothes, and they tend to want to wear the same two or three outfits over and over again. So, picking out a week’s worth gently encourages them to try new outfits.

Days of the Week Outfit tags

Days of the Week Outfit tags 2

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow Living Locurto @LivingLocurto and One Pretty Thing @OnePrettyThing.

I hope you have a great holiday weekend! See you back here on Tuesday.

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[Crafty Monday] Patterns for Colouring

Hello, Monday! I’ve got some photos from Spain to share this week, but not today.

Today, I’m sharing Patterns for Colouring, which is a blog with a nifty idea: free geometric patterns to print and color, to get your kids excited about color and design – which I think is great.

Patterns for Colouring 1

Patterns for Colouring 2

These photos remind me that long ago, my mom had paper with geometric shapes (I remember octagons), which she stored in her desk drawer and used — I think! — to design her quilt patterns/ideas.

You can download Patterns for Colouring’s free patterns here. Better Homes & Gardens also has some great geometric coloring pages to print and color here.

Seems like a really good rainy day activity, wouldn’t you agree?

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