Lent: Random Acts of Kindness….. Your Turn!


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2 March 4th, 2014 in printables

Free-Day Friday! Free Printable Thank You Card

Today I’m excited to introduce a new series to our blog!   In our home we have “Free-Day Friday!” and that the night that we typically will order food in, typically pizza.  Our girls get so excited about “Free Day” because they don’t get take out like that too often and they get to stay

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+ August 9th, 2013 in DIY, printables

{Giveaway for All} Free Christmas Printables -Sassy Snowman!

Happy Friday! I began working on this collection for my own Christmas decorations before the “big crash“.   I  was able to recreate and finish it over the Thanksgiving holiday break.  This year I wanted to change our color scheme so I selected some nontraditional Christmas colors PINK and PURPLE!  I thought that I would share

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Happy 4th of July!!! It’s Marley Day~

Happy 4th of July!!!! What a wonderful day it was!  God Bless America and God Bless Marley!  We had our second daughter, Marley, dedicated at our church today and it was a wonderful day all around! I can’t wait to share pictures from our celebration!   In the meantime, I wanted to share pictures from

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{Fabulous Freebie} 4th of July Water Bottle Labels!

Well, I’m back with this week’s freebie! I promised you a new freebie once a week and here it is!  I see that there has been an EXPLOSION of free printables for the 4th of July but I figured, what the heck each one is different and this gives you all more to choose from.  My collection

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{Real Invitations} Baby Blessing Dedication 4th of July Inspired Invitation + BIG FREEBIE!

Today I have a personal invitation to share.  This is the invitation that I designed for my baby girl, Marley’s baby dedication!  Marley is the most beautiful 8 month little girl EVER!  She is the 2nd light of my life.  Coincidentally, her dedication fell on Sunday the 4th of July.  It wasn’t an ideal date

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{Fabulous Freebie} 4th of July Placecard/Signs!

Last week I finished my baby girl’s Blessing Dedication invitation.  Marley’s dedication will be held on Sunday the 4th of July at our church.  So when designing the invitations I felt compelled to honor the holiday, so I came up with what I believe is a very patriotic inspired invitation.  When creating the invitation I

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3 June 10th, 2010 in 4th of july signs, freebies, printables
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