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Valentine’s Decorations To Spice Up Your Home, School And Office

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  If you are excited to celebrate the month of love and look forward to decorating your space with hearts and balloons, then, you will definitely enjoy this post.

While it is tempting to just buy heart banners and balloons to celebrate Valentine’s day, it definitely wouldn’t hurt to add a little creativity and do something different. These Valentine’s decorations are just what you need to decorate your home and office.

Framed Valentine’s Decoration

Source: Night Owl Creative Team | Who says red is the only color of love? Love can be captured by any color – like this gold framed valentine’s decoration.

Add elegance to your space by printing this gold foil Valentine’s decoration from Shawn of Alex & Co and the Night Owl Creative Team. Compliment the beauty of gold letters with a minimalist gold frame and watch your house transform into something classy and beautiful. This is also available in silver if you are not into gold.

Banners and Dangles Valentine’s Decoration

Source: PearTree.com | Your kids will surely love these bangles and dangles valentine’s day decorations. Work on these decorations together to truly make them feel the love this Valentine’s Day.

Banners and dangles never grow old. Just print and hang these in your living room or even in your staircase and instantly transform your home into a sweet and lovely Valentines inspired home.

These free printables from PearTree.com are perfect for your home, the office or a classroom.  Your kids will surely love them!

 

Printable Heart Valentine’s Decorations

Source: Landeeseelandeedo.com | How can you celebrate Valentine’s Day without hearts?

Spice up your picture frames and your fireplace with these red and gray printable hearts, just put up a string and pin the hearts on it for an instant ambiance transformation.

The wonderful thing about these free valentine’s day printables from Landee is that you can add them to your existing decorations.  Simply print them out and stick them to picture frames, your refrigerator or any surface of your home to spread the love.

Heart Scripture Valentine’s Decorations

Source: SimplyHomeBlog.com | Share God’s love in your office through these cute valentine’s hearts with bible verses.

Share God’s love through these creative heart scripture valentine’s decorations.  Choose your favorite Bible verses about love, print them, punch a hole and add a ribbon for design.

You can surprise your officemates by tying a heart scripture in each of their cubicles.  This valentine’s day project from SimplyHomeBlog.com allows us to focus on more than just romantic love this season.  It’s simple, easy to make and very meaningful.

Framed Printable Valentine’s Decorations

Source: Dagmar’s Home Blog | Take the opportunity to remind your loved one how much you love and appreciate them through this erasable I love you because frame.

Love is something that should be celebrated every day – not just on Valentine’s Day!

Take the opportunity to remind your special someone just how much you love and appreciate them through this Erasable DIY “I love you because…” framed note from Dagmar’s Home blog.

Display the frame somewhere they can’t miss it and make sure to update it daily.

Shabby Chic Heart Valentine’s Decoration

Source: DigsDigs.com | Scatter hearts around your home through these creative decorations that will simply blend with your room’s current theme.

Another nice idea to try for your Valentine’s decoration is this patterned heart dangle. You can use it as a decoration in your office cubicle. Just print out a pattern of your choice, cut a heart and punch holes for a pretty ribbon, then you’re done.

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Valentine’s is internationally known to be a love-giving day. It is the when all efforts are made to let our loved ones feel that they are special. There are millions of ways to make that happen, and you don’t have to spend a lot.  Most of the time, all you need is a reliable printer to release that inner artist in you that has just been dying to come out.

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3 Free Printables to Help You Boost Your Productivity

In this day and age wherein there is a mobile app for almost everything, you’re probably wondering how a bunch of printable worksheets will actually help you boost your productivity.  It’s simple: there is power in writing things down on paper.

Numerous studies have proven the benefits of writing your thoughts and plans on paper.  Some of the benefits of journaling includes: improved memory, better comprehension of concepts, and improved physical health.  It is also something a habit that many successful people share.

In this blog post, we will be sharing 3 of our favorite free printables that will help you in improving your productivity and bring  you closer to achieving your vision for 2017.

Habit Tracker Printable

Success isn’t something that you achieve overnight.  You need to develop the right skills and attitude to achieve success and stay successful.

This 2017, you should focus on building the RIGHT habits.  Many people often start their new year’s resolutions list by focusing on getting rid of bad habits.  The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a good one.

If you have “Stop Smoking” on your list of things to achieve this year, try replacing it with “Develop a Healthier Lifestyle”.  Stop smoking will just be one of the tasks on this list, but you can start by first developing a regular exercise routine and eating healthier meals.  You will eventually quit smoking because you are doing so well at the first 2 that you will be more willing to quit this bad habit.

Source: Clementine Creatives | Keep track of your progress and motivate yourself to form good habits with this free printable

We love this habit tracker by Clementine Creative, because it’s clean and straightforward.  This free printable habit tracker comes in A4, A5 and US Letter size.  It has 31 day blocks that you can either cross off or color once you have successfully completed the habit-forming activity.  Shade or highlight the months, found at the upper-right hand side of the screen for you to keep track of the month for that sheet.

Daily Productivity Heat Map Printable

Have you noticed how there are certain times in a day when you feel most energetic and productive?  There are certain times or hours when we can accomplish whatever task is on our plate, while during some hours we end up procrastinating.  Guess what, it’s not a coincidence.

As much as it is important to maintain a regular schedule, you need to also consider the specific time of the day when your energy levels are high to increase your productive capacity.

Source: Productive Flourishing | Harness the times when you’re most productive in the day to increase your efficiency and output.

Charlie Gilkey of Productive Flourishing came up with this Daily Productivity Heat Map to help you track when you’re hot and when you’re not.  This will help you monitor your natural rhythm and make the most out of your energy.  This will help you in being more efficient with how you manage your time and energy to increase productivity.

Household Schedule Printable

You need to keep an organized schedule if you want to increase your productivity.  You need to take note of the activities and meetings you will have on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and work around those hours for other activities.  This will ensure that you are being efficient with your time.

We love this Household Family Schedule from Template.Net because it’s perfect for busy moms who have to consider and adapt to the schedules of pretty much everyone in the household.

Print and post this schedule tracker in a common area for everyone in the household to see or view.  This will ensure that everyone is aware of the activities of the rest of the family, so they can be more mindful of how they manage their time as well.

This helps promote accountability for everyone in your home and it will help in lessening the distractions to your productivity.

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3 Motivational Quotes and Printable Ideas to Inspire You this 2017

We’re 12 days into the New Year, how is your New Year’s Resolutions going so far?

Of course, we don’t expect you to have accomplished your goals this early!  Everyone is still fresh out from the holidays and still charged up to achieve their hopes for this year.

One of the most important things you need to help you along your path to greatness is a clear path and strategy.  You need to create SMART goals for yourself so you have a clear idea of what you want to do and what you need to do to achieve these goals.  If you caught our blog on the 3 Tips and Tools to Help You Achieve Your Goals for the New Year, we shared some free printable SMART goal worksheets that you could use for this purpose.

Once you have your goals set up, you need to get ready for the long journey ahead.  After all, you have 365 days of 2017 to get through and you can never really know what could happen along the way.

This is where motivation comes in.  You need to constantly motivate yourself in order to achieve your goals and complete your list of New Year’s resolutions!  You shouldn’t rely on other people to give you the inspiration or motivation that you need.

Here are some motivational quotes and some free printable activities to help you keep your spirits high throughout whatever challenges you meet this year!

PHOTO: BrianTracy.com | Best-selling author, poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, offers many inspiring words of wisdom in her plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.

You can’t always have a perfect run – particularly if the track you’re running is set in real life.  But it doesn’t matter how many times you have fallen or made a mistake, what matters us is that you never give up hope!

BrianTracy.com offers 26 Motivational Quotes for Success that you can choose from.  Once you have the quotes that you want, you can print them out and frame them for display anywhere in your home.

PHOTO: TheFunnyBeaver.com | Don’t ever compromise your dream for something lesser. If you dream it, you can achieve it.

Losing hope and thinking that you need to downgrade your goal, because it’s unachievable?  THINK AGAIN.  You need to start believing in yourself!  And you need to believe that your goals are achievable.

Whenever you’re feeling down and are thinking about aiming for a lesser dream, remind yourself with this quote, which you can print out into a sticker and post somewhere that you can see it regularly!

If you like this quote, TheFunnyBeaver.com has 35 great inspirational quotes that you can choose from.

PHOTO: TheFunnyBeaver.com | Sometimes the only thing that is keeping you from spreading your wings is yourself. You need to start believing in yourself to achieve your dreams.

“To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions,” advises Stephen Covey, author of the best-selling book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  And while most people focus on their perceptions of the world and the things around them, you need to first focus on yourself.  If you don’t believe in yourself, then, the battle is lost.  You need to first start believing in yourself and knowing that you can achieve your dreams for everything to fall into place!

Like this quote from TheFunnyBeaver.com?  Then, print it out and post it on your Vision Board so you can always perk up your mood whenever you’re going through tough times.  Don’t know what a Vision Board is?  Check out our previous blog post to find out.

We hope that this 3 motivational quotes will give you the boost you need to persevere in your goals this year!  If these are not exactly what you’re looking for, rest assured, that the internet is filled with these motivational quotes and articles that you can use for motivating you when you encounter a roadblock in your path to success.

Stay tuned for our future blogs and posts on Social Media for more motivational quotes and printable ideas to help you out this 2017!

3 Unique Print Activities to Preserve your 2016 Memories

In just a few more days, the year 2016 will have officially become part of history and we’ll be welcoming a new year ahead.  While most of us are busy writing down our New Year’s Resolutions and planning our goals for 2017, it’s always a good idea to stop and reflect on the things that have happened this 2016.

The end of the year is a celebration of the completion of a period in our lives.  What better way to celebrate 2016 than to preserve the memories we have gained, so we can always be reminded of the love, laughter, and life that we had this year?

Here are some free printable ideas that will help you preserve your memories in style.

1 – Photo Coasters

PHOTO: PopSugar.com | These photo coasters would definitely liven up any meal. They’re also a great personalized gift idea!

Make your meals more memorable with these personalized photo coasters idea from PopSugar.com.  This DIY project costs less than $5 to make.  These coasters is also a great gift idea, for those of you who hasn’t finished their Christmas shopping!

2 – Picture Frame Luminaries

PHOTO: ThatsWhatCheSaid | Brighten up any room in your home with these Picture Frame Luminaries!

You can brighten up any room – literally and figuratively – with this creative project.  Take your memorable photos and turn them into a picture frame luminary that you can pretty much display anywhere in your house.  You can even use it as a photo nightlight in your child’s room!

3 – Scrapbook

PHOTO: LovePaperCraft.com | Nothing but a good old fashioned scrapbook to keep memories creatively preserved!

Despite the development of digital innovations, which allow people to preserve their cherished photos online, people will always have a soft spot for good old scrapbooks!  Although somewhat tedious (compared to selecting photos for a Photobook), the scrapbook allows your creativity to break loose and add just a tiny bit of your personality into each page.  You can even add little mementos or souvenirs from travels in your scrapbook to fuel your memories further.

LovePaperCrafts.com offers many beautiful printable scrapbook embellishments to choose from!

These are just 3 ways that you can preserve and enjoy your 2016 memories.  The internet is a goldmine of creative ideas that are quite easy to do.  All you need is the right supplies, hardware, and a creative mind and you’re well on your way to creating beautiful 2016 memoirs that you can display in your home!

Organize Your Life this 2017 with these FREE Printables

Thinking about the start of a new year is like being an artist staring at a blank canvass or a writer with a blank sheet of paper.  You find a sense of excitement in the endless opportunities that it offers and you can’t wait to start filling it with your thoughts and design.

But before you start planning what to do this 2017, you need to first de-clutter your life.  You need to make room in your life for the opportunities and blessings that you wish to achieve this coming year.  It’s more than just “out with the old and in with the new”, de-cluttering your life means removing anything that’s unnecessary or impeding your progress.

De-cluttering your personal life – your thoughts, emotions, and perceptions – can be quite overwhelming.  The good news is that you can start by organizing the things around you.  Get rid of unnecessary items in your home, organize your work desk, catalog your books.  We’re sure that there is a lot of things that you can start with.

Here are some of our favorite free printables that we hope can help you in organizing your life this 2017:

Printable Calendars

Time is precious.  Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year, yet most people will tell you that they “don’t have enough time.”

You can start organizing your life by focusing on time – specifically, your schedule.  If you can map out activities and tasks ahead of time, you will be able to manage your time more efficiently.

PHOTO: LollyJane.com | Keep track of your meetings, events, and activities through these 50+ free printable calendars

Sometimes it can be hard to find a calendar design that you like and there are also those times that you want to be creative and have different designs per month.  Unfortunately, the calendar designs in stores can be limited and you can’t swap or change the designs for each month and this is precisely why printable calendars have become a more popular choice.

Printables for Binders and Planners

Women seem to be more inclined to using binders, and planners to get things organized.  And why not?  They are very useful tools to keeping track of monthly, weekly, and daily activities – not to mention your budget, tasks, and fun stuff like storing keepsakes.

PHOTO: TheGraciousWife.com | These home management binder printables are perfect for busy moms

We just love these Home Management Binder printables from TheGraciousWife.com.  We’re sure that moms would love this and it can definitely help them out since moms are some of the best multitaskers around.  The Home Management binder includes inserts for calendar, to-do list, budget, weekly meal planner and more.

If you just want a regular planner, Eliza Ellis is offering free printable planner designs on her blog.  Her printable Irma weekly planners come in 9 layouts and 6 color schemes that you can choose from.

PHOTO: Eliza Ellis | Customize your planner or binder with these free printables from ElizaEllis.Blogspot.com.au

One thing we hate about planners is that some of the pages or inserts just don’t seem appropriate and are left unused.  These printable planner layouts and designs allow you to customize your planner to suit your needs.  It’s also a more environment-friendly option since you can re-use the binder or case of existing planners and simply replace the contents each year.

These are just some of the free printables that we found – and fell in love with – online.  As much as we would like to share all of it, one blog post just wouldn’t be enough.  Thankfully, there’s Pinterest!  Feel free to check our printables board, because we have more printables available there.

And before you start with your printing adventure, it’s important to make sure that your printer is stocked up and in proper shape.  This will save you a lot of time and effort.  InkTonerStore.com has a wide range of ink and toner cartridges to choose from at budget-friendly rates.  You don’t even need to step out of your home to stock up on printing supplies because you can just order on our website and have the items shipped to you.

3 Tips and Tools to Help You Achieve Your Goals for the New Year

The coming of a new year can stir up mixed emotions in people. There are those who feel sad or regretful about the year that has passed. Some choose not to care and proceed with business as usual. But the majority welcome the new year with eagerness and hope.

It can’t be denied that there is a hint of sadness that comes with the end of the year. It reminds us of how limited our time really is. It also allows us to look back at the things we’ve done and analyze how to make things better for the upcoming year. And we want to help you do just that.

We want to help you start the new year right!

Here are some tips that we’ve put together, along with the tools that can help you along the way.

1 – SMART GOALS

When we say SMART, we’re not just referring to your level of intelligence. This is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Based. It is a guide intended for setting objectives and goals in a project management perspective. But who says you can’t use it in real life?

Creating SMART goals will help you turn that list of New Year’s Resolutions into reality. This is because you need to treat these goals seriously. You are more likely to accomplish a descriptive goal than a general one.

PHOTO: MyLoveforWords.com | Don’t just create any goals… create SMART goals!

Emily of MyLoveforWords.com has a blog devoted to creating SMART goals and she put together some free printables to help you do it!

2 – MOTIVATE YOURSELF DAILY!

Life is tough. We’re sure that we don’t need to remind you of this fact because you experience this every day. This is precisely why you need to pull yourself together and encourage yourself – DAILY!

Motivation is like bathing. You’ve got to do it every single day.
– Zig Ziglar

You cannot rely on other people to pat you on the back or tell you that things will be better. You need to focus on achieving your goals and keep your passion going.

How do you do this?

PHOTO: SkinnyMom.com | Stock up on Motivational Quotes and feel free to design your home with them to keep you inspired throughout 2017

You can start by creating a positive environment in your home or office. These inspirational prints by Skinny Mom is a good way to start. In her post, she provides 60 quotes that you can download for free. Print out your favorite ones, frame them and display them somewhere you can see everyday. This will help you create the positive space that you need to stay motivated throughout the year.

Print out your favorite ones, frame them and display them somewhere you can see everyday. This will help you create the positive space that you need to stay motivated throughout the year.

3 – VISUALIZE YOUR JOURNEY

PHOTO: HouseFullofSunshine.com | Keep a Vision Board in your work area to keep you aligned with your goals throughout the year.

In Neil Gaiman’s keynote address to the University of the Arts graduates of 2012, he shared how he visualized his goal as a mountain. He said that when he was not sure what to do, “I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain.”

Visualization is believed to be one of the most powerful mental activities a person can do. Most people, who believe in the law of attraction, think that: “When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the universe.”

Realistically, visualization helps you in achieving your goals. You need to know where you are going and where you are now, so you can plan how to get to your destination. Just like Neil Gaiman did.

And what better way to do that than through a VisionBoard?

A Vision board, helps you put your ideas together. Sometimes, it’s hard to connect the dots when things are all just jumbled up in your head so this helps you put the pieces of the puzzle together. And the vision board will help you do just that.

Start your vision board with these free printables from AHouseFullofSunshine.com and then let your creativity take over!

These 3 tools and tips will help you in starting your year right.  On top of helping you in mapping out your goals, they will also let your creative side break loose, which is always a good thing.

Your printer will be one of your buddies in these creative projects, so make sure to keep it properly maintained and stocked with the right ink and toner supplies.  InkTonerStore.com is offering a 15% discount this December for purchase on all our ink and toner products.  Just use the coupon code HOLIDAY16 at the checkout when you make a purchase.

We hope that you enjoyed these tips just as much as we did!  We will be sharing some more free printables on the next blog, so stay tuned for that!

 

Make the Season Memorable with these Free Christmas Printables

December is one of the most magical seasons in the year. It’s that one month in the year when everything seems bright and wonderful. And it’s not just because of the colorful lights and decorations that adorn our homes, buildings, and communities. This season simply brings out the best in people.

Christmas is also one of the most expensive holidays, especially if you have a lot of people on your Christmas list and for those who want to invest in Christmas decorations. The good news is that technology – the internet and printers, to be exact – have made it infinitely easier for everyone to make the most out of this holiday without making a strain on your budget!

Since it’s the season for giving, InkTonerStore.com has put together this list of free Christmas printables, that will help you make this Christmas more meaningful for you and your loved ones – and your wallet, too!

  1. Christmas Decorations

    Courtesy of www.itsalwaysautumn.com

    Christmas decorations don’t always need to be sparkly. In fact, this collection of 20 beautiful and modern free Christmas prints from www.itsalwaysautumn.com will help you maintain that minimalist and elegant feel that you’re after.

    The best thing about this type of decoration is that it’s reusable and you can use resources you have at home, such as a frame, paper, and your trusty old printer. Once the Christmas season is over, you can always re-use the frame and keep the printed material for next Christmas. It’s as easy as that!

  2. Christmas Labels

    Image courtesy of Today’s Creative Life

    A personalized Christmas label makes a Christmas gift even more meaningful because it tells you that the giver has put much thought and effort into your gift. You can, of course, design your own using Canva or other image editors, but if you are pressed for time, here are some printable holiday mailing labels from the Today’s Creative Life team.

  3. Christmas CardsMaking your own Christmas cards is pretty much the oldest trick in the book. We’ve been doing it since we were kids as school projects and it’s one of the first things that come to mind when you think of personalized Christmas items.

    Color-It-Yourself Christmas Cards from www.we-are-scout.com

    Adult coloring books were quite popular this 2016. Studies have revealed that coloring can reduce stress, so it’s now something that is enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Why not lessen your stress this December by coloring your own Christmas cards? The team from We Are Scout have put together a set of 8 Colouring Christmas Cards that you can use for this project.

By now, your mind is probably swirling with ideas. Pinterest, alone, has so much free printable Christmas items for you to choose from! But before you embark on this meaningful DIY project, make sure that you are ready, so your creative streak won’t be cut off because you need to rush out for materials.

These projects will give your printer a workout, so make sure that you have enough ink on your toner and cartridge for your project. InkTonerStore.com has a wide range of ink and toner cartridges for different printers. You can order from our website and have it delivered right to your doorstep. You can easily save up to 85% on your ink and toner cartridges, which you could use for more Christmas projects!