The Envelope Game: How to Have the Best New Year’s Celebration of All Time

The Envelope Game | A New Years Printable

Usually at the end of the year, I'm left thinking: “Holy cow – that was fast! How has another year gone by already??” That's not the case this year, which is rare. These past twelve months have felt pretty long, and I'm totally ready to switch gears and hop into 2018 mode. I'm looking forward to welcoming in another new year, and to celebrate, I'm sharing with you this New Years printable game called The Envelope Game. Continue Reading

15 Creative Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Getting Rid of Their Excess Stuff

15 Ways To Get Your Kids Excited To Get Rid of Things

It’s that time of year again when you get the “itch” to clean up and clear out. Santa came last month with some new things and it’s time to make room for them. Sometimes your excitement to simplify or clean out isn’t shared by your kids. Here are some creative ways you can get your kids involved with the process of getting rid of their things. Who says donating can’t be purposeful and fun?   

 

 

 

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Words to Live By: 10 Free Typographic Downloads to Inspire You This Year

Happy New Year! What better way to kickstart 2017 than focusing ahead on positive and encouraging words that anyone can live by? I'm not big on resolutions (even though I still make them year after year), because I feel I usually end up just setting myself up for failure. So instead, I'm focusing on new ways of looking at the day to day.

Round-Up: Words to Live By

 These ten quotes will be sure to start any day on the right foot and remind you to just smile and enjoy this new year, one day at a time. Continue Reading

Five New Year’s Commitments that Will Make Your Home a Happy Place

New Year's Resolutions for the Home

When I think of “home,” I always start with a visual picture: the layout, the colors, and all the “stuff” that makes it so unique. But, of course, my real concept of home doesn’t have anything to do with the physical structure or the things that sit inside it.  Home is a sense of peace and rest I experience by myself and with my family. And it’s the place where I nurture relationships, and build community. Continue Reading

Make These! DIY New Year’s Eve Temporary Tattoo Party Favors

Download this free New Year's party favor printable and make your own temporary tattoos.

Can you believe it’s almost New Year’s Eve? If there was ever a new year to celebrate, it’s got to be this one. 2016 was rough all around (R.I.P to like, everyone), and while I’m not sure what 2017 has to bring, I know I’m ready to say “Bye, Felicia” to the past 365 days. Which means it’s time to party. So break out the champagne, put on your dancing shoes, and try out these charming temporary tattoos. Continue Reading

Celebrate a Fun New Year with a DIY Splatter Painted Photo Backdrop

DIY Splattered Paint Backdrop for New Year's Eve

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, last-minute decorating ideas make putting together a party a whole lot easier. As someone who loves a good photo booth, I wanted to share a quick DIY splatter painted photo backdrop that’ll add a simple photo opp to any blank wall. 

 Using just paper and metallic paints, you can put together a backdrop in as little as 15 minutes. Plain construction paper splattered with silver and gold spray paint are layered on top of each other to create a backdrop that screams New Year’s Eve!  Continue Reading

How to Keep Kids From Going Crazy the Week After Christmas

10 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Entertained The Week After Christmas

Everyone is getting ready for family and festivities this upcoming weekend. It’s busy, it’s exciting, and filled with fun things to do. Then Christmas ends, and even though your kids have unwrapped all sorts of new things to engage them, the words “I’m bored” inevitably come out of their mouth. Those words. Like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. Like a rock in your shoe. But, I have found if I prepare myself for those words. Continue Reading

How I Made My New Year’s Vision Board, and Why You Should Too

How (and why) to make a vision board this year.

The older I get, the more I find myself fairly obsessed with carpe diem-ing and living intentionally. Without waxing too poetic, I spend a lot of time thinking about the notion that this life is the only one we get, and it’s our responsibility to take the reins and live it fully.  

Pair this day-seizing with the turn of a new year, and I turn into a strange combination of Oprah, Deepak Chopra, and Tom and Donna from “Parks and Rec”. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite Printable New Year’s Resolutions

Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite Printable New Year's Resolutions

Whatever your goals for 2016, jot them down and keep them in sight with one of these fun AND FREE printables!       

 

via Thirty Handmade Days

via Sarah Dawn Designs

via Dawn Nicole Designs 

via Somewhat Simple

via Run Lucas Run 

Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite Printable New Year's Resolutions
photo: Lolly Jane

via Lolly Jane

via Eliza Ellis

via Life With My Littles

Roundup: 10 of Our Favorite Printable New Year's Resolutions
photo: Mama Miss

via Mama Miss

via The Plumed Nest