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Forest ABC’s Free Printable

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We start preschool today, and I am so. ready. I love my little zoom Bug, but we’re both happier when she has a little play time with other kids! We’ve been really focusing on learning the alphabet lately, but she is just too darn creative. It has been both a blessing and a curse. In terms of learning The ABC’s, it most certainly has been the latter. Her alphabet goes something along the lines of “A, B, C, D, E, X, Y, ZEEEEEE! B! Ellemeno PEEEEEE!” Whenever I try to tell her that she has to sing them in a certain order, I get met with a lot of opposition...

Your soul.

Soul Happy Printable by Spotted Pepper Designs

So many days I get to the end and feel so exhausted. Wasn’t it Bilbo Baggins that said something about not enough butter and too much bread? I feel like the butter. There just isn’t enough to go around, and what is there just can’t handle a whole piece of bread! I get talked out, touched out, worn out, exhausted by politics, tantrums, facebook fights, mommy shaming, physical pain…should I let the list go on? We both know it can. Adulting is hard. At the very end of every the day I just want to crawl in bed and brainlessly watch The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and giggle to myself forever...

Today I did something amazing!

Today is the Day by Spotted Pepper Designs

Today, I wore a bathing suit. In this pale new mom bod that I am still learning how to love. I love my body, I really do. It has done some amazing things. It’s held up to some strong endurance sports. It’s carried all my babies. It’s fed those babies. It’s felt love and happiness. It eats tacos. I really like tacos.  It’s also done some really bad things. It fell off a wall once. Like 7 years ago. And I still walk with a limp. It has bailed out on supporting a few pregnancies. Apparently, my blood likes to form clots, so I can’t sit for longer than 2-4...

“You are Enough” a rally cry!

Forest Flowers (Pink)

I really struggle with feeling like an impostor sometimes. I’m self taught in almost everything I do, which can sometimes lead to me being paranoid that I am doing it wrong and that I will never be good enough to have value to my peers. Talking to my friends I realize that “Impostor Syndrome”  is actually a common fear regardless of education or skill level. This was a pivotal moment for me. Realizing that people who I deem successful are still trying to figure all this out and that feeling this way doesn’t mean I actually am horrible. Once I realized it was just a mental hiccup, I was able...

Be Still My Soul (a coloring book)

Be still My Soul: A printable adult coloring book for the LDS faith.

This last year has been full of some really rough stuff. We’ve lost babies, gone through fertility treatments, had our daughter diagnosed with JRA, surgeries, moved to a new state,  took out a ton of student loans, pregnancy complications, health problems with our dog,  financial stress and more… It’s been hard! I’ve cried more than my fair share, and been lifted up by the loving arms of friends and family on many occasions.   As I searched desperately for a way to relieve my stress, I found Jude, my friend Leisha’s unborn baby boy.  Jude had a multitude of health problems and was born premature. After a good fight, he...

Classic+Rustic= Clarustic. It’s a thing.

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You know what I have always been crazy about? Fonts. You know what I have never been crazy about? Tendonitis. My tendonitis has been THE. BIGGEST. PAIN. anytime I want to do anything pretty. I spent a semester in college learning calligraphy and lettering. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I was pretty good. And you know what happened just before finals? Tendon-freaking-itis. I pretty much had to not use my hand unless it was to work on my final project, and it was in short spurts of a word or two and lots and lots of pain killers. It killed any dreams I had of being...

Woodland Animal Nursery Prints

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There is nothing more lovely to  me than a moss covered stump, a snowy forest, or sunshine glittering through Fir trees. It’s a place where I think magic still exists in this busy world.  It’s a place where fairies exist and trolls roam wild. I love the forest because it reminds me to never grow up, to always let my imagination run free. I still want to grow up and be a princess. Not the live in a castle Sleeping Beauty princess. The live in the forest dancing with animals Briar Rose princess. Last Valentines Day, I designed some cute little cards that I absolutely ADORE and my two year old...