Back to Blogging and a Freebie

Posted on November 21, 2013 and tagged DIY, Freebies with comments

Hey guys, it's been a while hasn't it? Without really planning it, I ended up taking a much needed 3 month break from blogging. I guess I just needed some time away! It's been a tough year for me for a lot of reasons and it's also been one of the craziest in terms of doing new things. I had a couple deaths in the family and at the same time I've been working like crazy on CourseCraft. Between family and CourseCraft, I just felt like I had nothing left to give. CourseCraft has been an incredibly exciting project for me and full of learning experiences. Running your own business (as a lot of you know) is full of ups and downs. If what you're working on is from the heart, those downs can be really tough. Everytime you get a rejection or something does pan out, it feels really personal. If your business isn't moving at the pace you think it should be, it can feel like you're a big fat failure sometimes!

I don't have any secret trick for getting rid of those feelings of doubt or a magic potion to give you more energy, I'm just trying to take things one day at a time now. Staying focused on my long term goals helps me a lot. If there's a day where I'm not feeling particularly ambitious, I try to focus on the overall goals for my life. I'm talking dream goals like, eventually upgrading to a bigger house, going on a fancy vacation, being written about in a major news publication, or being able to hire an employee. When I think about those wildest dreams I just know that I have to do at least one thing today that will help me get there. If I can do something every single day to further my progress towards my goals, I know that one day I'll eventually get there. Even if it's been baby steps the whole way!

As a thank you for sticking around (or coming here for the first time!) I created a little free printable. I've been fooling around with patterns lately and while it's not perfect, I think this little mushroom pattern is pretty darn cute! I used it on a card with a little space for a personalized message. Say thanks, happy birthday, thinking of you or anything else. I hope you like it!

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June Freebie

Posted on June 1, 2013 and tagged Freebies with comments

I'm fully into all things summer now and just loving this warm weather! I've been stocking up on summer dresses and cute new sandals. Also, my main mode of transportation has been my bike. I really wish I could bike everywhere all year round. This week I might even try my hand at a little veggie garden on my deck. We'll see how long those poor plants last. My next post might be titled "RIP Zucchini" so watch out.

This month I made a beachy, summery desktop background to celebrate sandal weather! Hope you like it. :)

There are 4 sizes to choose from depending what kind of computer/lappy you have so there should be something for everyone's situation, plus a patterned iPhone background. Just click one of the buttons below to get the full size image. Then just save it and set it as your wallpaper.

Download the Backgrounds
1440 x 900 // 1366 x 768 // 1920 x 1080 // 2800 x 1880 // iPhone

May Freebie

Posted on May 1, 2013 and tagged Freebies with comments

Hooray! I'm finally back to blogging! And what better way to celebrate than with a new freebie. For those of you who didn't know, I've spent the last 2 months doing tax returns at a local accounting firm. Well, not really doing the whole tax return, just the boring repetitive bits like entering the..... Oh sorry, did you fall asleep there for a second? I don't blame ya. :)

April showers bring May flowers, right? This is certainly one huge mystery flower. Not sure that actual flowers really look like this, but I can imagine. Let me know if you see a monster flower like this in your yard! Speaking of flowers, I'm going to be giving my front garden a bit of a facelift this weekend. I'll be sure to take some before and after pics for you to see.

There are 4 sizes to choose from depending what kind of computer/lappy you have so there should be something for everyone's situation, plus a patterned iPhone background. Just click one of the buttons below to get the full size image. Then just save it and set it as your wallpaper.

Download the Backgrounds
1440 x 900 // 1366 x 768 // 1920 x 1080 // 2800 x 1880 // iPhone

February Freebie

Posted on February 1, 2013 and tagged Freebies with comments

You know that thing when you type a word so many times, it starts to look like giberish? That happens to me all the time with 'February'... it always looks like it's spelled wrong! It also doesn't help that I typed it roughly 12 million times getting this post together.

I hope you like the February Freebie. I think it's very February appropriate with all the hearts, pink and love. If you look closely, you'll see that some of the hearts are glittery too! Thanks for all the freebie suggestions last month, and please, keep 'em coming!

There are 4 sizes to choose from depending what kind of computer/lappy you have so there should be something for everyone's situation, plus a patterned iPhone background. Just click one of the buttons below to get the full size image. Then just save it and set it as your wallpaper.

Download the Backgrounds
1440 x 900 // 1366 x 768 // 1920 x 1080 // 2800 x 1880 // iPhone

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