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Celebrate World Art Day with These Free Art Printables

Art is very important, it’s all around us. It’s impossible to live in this world without seeing an artist’s creation, or some aspect of art. It allows everybody to express themselves, art doesn’t stereotype or discriminate or hate, and without it, the world would be just plain and dull.

There are many special days that we celebrate every year.  We have Peace day, Women’s Day, Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day, Worker’s day and so on. However, we don’t have that “one” special art day that would unite the world. Fortunately, art authorities organized and voted April 15 as the “World Art Day”. Interestingly enough it is also the birthday of the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci.

This coming World Art Day, show your appreciation to art through these free printables that would surely make the event more meaningful, and serve as a tribute to the world’s best artists.

Art activities help our children’s social and emotional development. Children learn about themselves and others through various art activities. It is their opportunity to show their uniqueness through art and allow them to express happiness, pride, and joy. These printables can help your children develop an appreciation for art and enhance their creativity.

Free Colouring Printables

You’ll surely enjoy colouring with your kids using these Heart Colouring Printables from Arty Crafty Kids

With this fun coloring printable material from Arty Craty Kids, parents and children can color together for a good bonding activity.  This activity can help enhance your child’s cognitive development, and boost their self-esteem.

Free Printable Tangrams and Challenge Cards

Give your children a fun brain challenge with these Free Printable Tangrams by One Mama’s Daily Drama

Art is a good way to keep your children busy and productive.  They can boost your children’s creativity and ingenuity – like these Free Printable Tangrams from One Mama’s Daily Drama.

Tangrams is a 7-piece dissection puzzle that originated from China during the Song Dynasty.  The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape using all 7 pieces without overlapping.  While most tangrams are made of wood or metal, these tangrams can be printed on cardstock and they come with challenge cards so you can turn it into a fun art activity with your kids.

Free Origami Printables

Make story telling more fun with this Free Printable Teddy Bear Cootie Cather by Easy Peasy and Fun

You can add a little art to your story telling through this free origami printable by Easy Peasy and Fun.  This is especially useful if your children love creating stories during play.  You just need to print it out and fold it and voila – instant Teddy Bear!

Make Art into a Family Activity

Your children’s creativity and love for art starts at home.  You don’t even need to be an art connoisseur or expert to nurture their inner artist.  You can start by providing them with the right materials for their arts and crafts or helping them when they need “adult supervision” on some projects.  What’s most important is that they can feel that you are engaged and supportive with their art projects.

Fun Print Activities and Free Easter Printables Inspired by Easter Traditions Around the World

Easter is always a festive occasion for everyone.  When we think of Easter some of the first things that come to mind are: Easter egg hunts, lots and lots of sweets, and the Easter Bunny.  It symbolizes long weekends and celebrations with friends and family.

Easter is also a very important Christian holiday because it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Although many believe that the Christians and Hebrews started the holiday, there are many things about Easter that are pagan in origin.  In fact, there are many different Easter traditions from all around the world.

We’ve put together some fun print activities and free Easter printables inspired by Easter traditions all over the world to help you plan your Easter celebration.  If you have kids at home, this would be a good opportunity to give them a quick lesson about the history of Easter!

Pin the Tail on the Bunny Printable

Many thanks to Amber of From ABCs to ACTs for this Pin the Tail on the Bunny Printable

Let’s give the donkey a little Easter holiday break by adding a fun twist to this popular children’s parlor game!

Easter wouldn’t be the same without the Easter Bunny (otherwise known as the “Easter hare” in Sweden, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland).  Although there is no concrete explanation as to where and how the Easter Bunny was conceptualized and turned into a tradition, the thought of having a cute, fluffy bunny delivering Easter eggs filled with sweets and chocolate is too appealing that you wouldn’t really care about why it’s part of Easter, right?

Amber of FromABCstoACTs.com shares these wonderful free easter printables for Pin the Tail on the Bunny that will definitely keep your children entertained while you are preparing their Easter egg hunt.  It’s reusable and it offers a great color-matching activity for younger children.

Free Easter Bilby Printables

Our WorldWide ClassRoom was thoughtful enough to put together these Easter Bilby Printables

Not everyone is too keen about the Easter Bunny – particularly our friends in Australia.  No offense to the Easter Bunny, but his fellow rabbits are considered a pest in Australia due to the damage that they tend to cause the environment.

And thus – the Easter Bilby was born!  The bilby, also known as the rabbit bandicoot, is an endangered animal which also has soft, long ears.  Like the Easter Bunny, the Easter Bilby also gives out chocolates and sweets to children, so we can consider them to be on the same team.

This Easter Bilby Printable Pack by Our Worldwide Classroom will give you a great opportunity to introduce a new animal to your children and feed their interest in animals.

Free Printable Kisses Labels

Your Easter treats will be much sweeter with these free personalized kisses labels by Anders Ruff Printables Shop

Easter wouldn’t be the same without Easter sweets!  Easter is one of the favorite holidays of candy manufacturers, particularly in America where it is the second best-selling candy holiday after Halloween.

We can trace back the origins of Easter chocolate eggs as early as the 19th century.  Jelly beans are also another type of candy that is associated with Easter because they are shaped like an egg, which is associated with new life.  The National Confectioners Association reports that over 16 billion jelly beans are made in the USA each year in preparation for the Easter holiday.

Surprise your children and guests with an assortment of sweets packed in a nice Easter egg container.  You can personalize these sweets even further by printing out labels for individual candies such as this Free Printable Kisses Label from Anders Ruff Printables shop.

Printable Easter Silhouette Craft

This Printer Easter Silhouette Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun! offers the perfect bonding opportunity for you and your kids

Easter is a celebration of life.  And what better way to celebrate life than with the ones you love the most?

Make Easter a meaningful holiday for you and your family by finding fun activities for you to bond with.  You can engage your children in your Easter celebration planning by working together on this Printable Easter Silhouette Craft.

You can use these as decorations for your Easter celebration or give them as gifts to family and friends.

Don’t forget what the season is all about

It’s easy to get caught up with all the Easter celebrations, Easter activities and giveaways that we often tend to forget what the season is truly about.  Easter symbolizes new beginnings.  It’s about life and new experiences.

We hope that regardless of which activities you choose to do this Easter season, you will take some time to pause and reflect on how you can make the most out of your life and create new, meaningful experiences for yourself and the ones you love.

Spring Cleaning Tips and Free Printables for the Entire Family

Spring symbolizes a new beginning.  It marks the awakening of mother nature from its deep slumber during Winter.  The season is also widely packed with activities and events like spring break, Easter, and for moms – Spring Cleaning!

In our previous blog post, we shared some wonderful printer storage ideas to kick off the spring cleaning fever and help you start organizing your home or office.  But spring cleaning isn’t only for mom’s or homemakers!  It is a wonderful bonding opportunity for the entire family.

Here are some Spring Cleaning Activities that you can do with the family.  Oh, and it comes with some fun free spring cleaning printables, too!

Free De-Clutter Printables

Where should you start?  Spring cleaning can feel quite overwhelming, especially when you start surveying all the rooms and things that you need to start organizing.

Before you can begin organizing and cleaning your home, you first need to get rid of all the clutter!  We’re talking about all the items that can either be thrown away or stored.

Source: SunnyDayFamily.com | Not sure about where to start? This Decluttering Checklist will surely point you in the right direction.

Laura of the Sunny Day Family recommends 75 things to Throw Away, which she put together in this FREE printable checklist.  The list is made up of things that are taking up space, crowding your closets, and adding to the disorganization of your household.

Photo courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101

But not everything is meant to be thrown away.  The folks from Home Storage Solutions 101 recommend that you have 6 piles when decluttering your home:

  1. Keep in Room
  2. Put Away in Another Room
  3. Donate or Give Away
  4. Sell
  5. Trash
  6. Recycle or Repurpose

This Simple Declutter Formula is something that you should do in each room to make sure that you have everything covered by the end of your decluttering activities.

Free Printable Labels for Organizing

After you’re done with your decluttering activities, it’s now time for you to start organizing all the items that were not donated, given away, sold, or thrown away.  You can keep them in wicker baskets, boxes, or in the recycled or repurposed items that you have kept from your declutter pile.  Pinterest has loads of creative storage ideas that you can start with.

Image Source: Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog

Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog recommends having a contents list, which you can stick onto the inside of the box lid or on the box itself, so it’s easier for you to retrieve items from storage.

Source: A Cultivated Nest

Labels are a very important part of organizing.  The good news is that there are also a lot of fun free printable labels to choose from online!  Just like these 15 Free Printable Labels by Manuela Williams of A Cultivated Nest.

You can use them as tags on wicker baskets, sticker labels on glass containers and apply them wherever you see fit.

Kids Printable Cleaning Checklist

Many adults struggle with “adulting”, because they grew up without much exposure to household chores.  Teach your kids to get organized while they are young by including them in your cleaning activities.

Photo courtesy of Katie Berry of the House Wife How-To’s

Most parents don’t engage their kids with any cleaning activity, because they’re afraid that it will only start an argument or, for younger kids, it may lengthen the cleaning process and you just want to get it over and done with as soon as possible.

Katie Berry of House Wife How-To’s says that “A cleaning checklist for kids rooms empowers your children to take responsibility for their space while helping them learn important life skills.”  She shares that most of the headaches that arose from asking her kids to clean their room were simply because they didn’t know how to do it right.  She shares this free printable cleaning checklist on her blog to help parents in making cleaning a fun activity for everyone!

Spring Cleaning Jobs for Kids courtesy of Jacquie Fisher from KCEdventures.com

Jacquie Fisher also believes that kids NEED to learn how to do age-appropriate chores while they grow up.  She recommends giving the kids their own cleaning tools (kid size, of course!) to help them get enthusiastic about their chores.  She shares this free printable checklist with age-appropriate spring cleaning jobs that kids can help with.

Engage Your Husband in All the Spring Cleaning Fun

Ladies, it’s time to face the facts (if you haven’t realized this already) that your husbands will not be as excited with spring cleaning as you are.  The good news is that there are a lot of activities that they can help out with, which will make spring cleaning fun for them as well.

The tool shed or garage is your husbands’ domain.  So, it’s important to tell them about what you’re planning to do to re-organize it before you start doing anything.  We recommend that you appeal to the handyman in your husband and show them these 21 Brilliant Garage Organizing Ideas by the LighterSide of Real Estate.  Remember – it’s a partnership, so plan out your organizing activity together to make it fun for the two of you.

Spring Cleaning is a great opportunity to get everybody in your home organized.  It also provides a great bonding opportunity for you and your family.  We hope that these free printables and tips will help you in making the most out of this year’s spring cleaning experience!

Step Out Of The Stereotype With Valentine’s Day Printables That Are Neither Pink Nor Red

Valentine’s Day is a day of love. By now your house and probably all the other establishments around it are decorated with red or pink hearts just to honor the occasion.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, Valentine’s Day has always been associated with red or pink. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t hurt to step out of the stereotype.  It’s okay to be different!  In fact, we’re sure that your special someone would find it refreshing if you give him/her something that’s neither pink nor red this valentine’s day.

Here are some ideas that you can choose from:

Valentine’s Day Printable Wild Card

Source: SarahMStyle.ca | Go wild with love with this fun Valentine’s Day Card idea!

Nothing says “I’m wild about you” than a Valentine’s Day card with animal prints and animal figures stuck to them!  It’s definitely unique and also something that you and your kids will enjoy making together.

Download this FREE printable from Sarah M Style.  It’s unique and inexpensive, too!  All you need is your trusty-old printer and some of your children’s old zoo animal toys (with their permission, of course) and you’re all set.

Valentine’s Day Printable Bookmark

Source: PositivelySplendid.com | Your special someone will surely remind you each time they turn the page of their favorite book with this practical Valentine’s Day gift!

Are you a book lover? Or do you know someone who is into books and would love to receive something from you this Valentine’s?  Look no further, these flat colored Valentine’s bookmarks will do the trick for you.  Download, print and then spruce up with your favorite lace.

This Valentine’s Day printable will stay with your loved one for quite some time, because it’s heartwarming and practical at the same time.

Valentine’s Day Printable Cheesy Food Tag

Source: Eighteen25.com | There’s a saying that the best way to a man’s heart is his stomach. Remind him of just how much you love him while he’s eating the delicious snack you’ve prepared for him with these Cheesy Valentine’s Day tags.

Will you be fixing you husband’s lunch this Valentine’s day?  Surprise him with a printed valentine’s cheesy tag.  Print it in Kraft paper, add a black ribbon for the added spark. Who knows? You might end up have a romantic date when he gets home.

Valentine’s Day Printable Doughnut Box

Source: FreePrettyPrintables.com | Treat your office mates with something sweet and add a little care by wrapping them in these individual Valentine’s Day doughnut boxes.

If you are tired of the usual doughnut boxes that you get from the stores, those that are just printed in red, and wrapped with a fancy ribbon, then you will love these. These cute printable doughnut boxes are to die for, what’s better is that it is easy to make!

Valentine’s Day Printable Trading Card

Source: ThirtyHandMadeDays.com | Show your special someone that you remember his/her favorite hobbies and sports with this unique Trading Card Valentine’s Day Printable.

Are you giving a Valentine’s token to a baseball fan? This printable is perfect for you. Watch their eyes sparkle as you give them this uniquely awesome Valentine’s gift.

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Valentine’s day is a day of giving, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot just to make your loved ones happy.  There are a lot of Valentine’s Day printables and DIY craft ideas that you can do at the comfort of your own home.  We hope that these ideas will awaken your creativity and set you off on the right start.

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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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!