Thursday, March 26, 2015

{Roundup} Free Spring & Easter Printables

Is it Spring Break where you are?  We aren’t quite there yet.  T’s school lets out for Spring Break over the Holy Triduum and for the week after Easter.  You would think that means I’ve had plenty of time to get the house decorated and ready for the holiday, right?

…wait I’m NEVER ready for a holiday until the last minute.  There’s something about a deadline that makes me actually get things done.  It’s a bit of a stressful way to live; but that’s just who I am.

30+ Free Spring and Easter Printables Roundup
But if I wasn’t that way, then there’s no way I’d ever pull together these roundups…so really you win from my procrastination too!  This year, I squeaked in just shy of 40 Spring and Easter printables.  There are usually a few extra last minute printables posted by all these talented bloggers out there.  Let me know if you see something missing and I'll update the may even take the total count over that 4-0 mark!

Clicking on either the image or the text beneath should take you to the original source.  And, of course, you can always find more printables in my 2014 Easter Printables Roundup, 2013 Easter Printables Roundup, 2012 Easter Printables Roundup.

Lil Luna - Chicks Rule Free Easter Printable
   Lil Luna

Clean and Scentsible - Hippity Hoppity Free Easter Printable

Happiness is Homemade - Hello Spring Free Printable
So Much Better with Age - I Love Paris Spring Printable

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Free Spring Banner Printable

Thoughts from Alice - Some Bunny Loves You Free Easter Printable

Migonis Home - Spring Watercolor Printable
Ella Claire Inspired - Free Spring Flowers Printable
How to Nest for Less - Free Happy Easter Bunny Egg Printable

In My Own Style - Free Bunny Gift Tag Easter Printable
Dandelion Patina - Hello Spring Free Printable
AKA Design - He Makes All Things Beautiful Free Spring Printable
The Lilypad Cottage - Free Spring Gardening Printable
My Someday in May - Aztec Easter Egg Free Printable

Hippity Happity Hoppity Easter Printable
Bloom Designs - Happy Easter Hunny Bunny Free Printable
The Happy Tulip - Free Watercolor Easter Printables He is Risen

Second Chance to Dream - Free Spring April Showers Printables
Blooming Homestead - Hello Spring Free Printable
Reasons to Skip the Housework - Some Bunny Loves You Free Easter Printable
Clean and Scentsible - Bunny Bars Free Easter Recipe Gift Tag Printable

The Girl Creative - Free Hersheys Kiss Mason Jar Happy Easter Printables

I Should be Mopping the Floor - Free Easter Monogram Printable

The 36th Avenue - Free Easter Watercolor Word Art Printables
Such the Spot - He is Risen Indeed Free Easter Printable

Kristen Duke Photography - Free Easter Lunch Jokes Printable
733 Blog - Roll a Bunny Free Printable Easter Game

Snap Happy Mom - Spring Photo Checklist Free Printable
Paging Supermom - Free EOS Lipbalm Easter Printable Gift Tag
Thirty Handmade Days - Printable EOS Lipbalm Easter Gift Tag

Bre Purposed - Spring is in the air Free Printable
Easter I Spy Printable
Just Us Four - Bloom Where You are Planted Free Printable

Simply Girly - Free Hello Spring Printable

Do you use printables in your decorations or gift-giving?

Which of the printables above is your favorite?

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Friday was officially the first day of spring.  Friday also brought us about 2 inches of snow on the ground.
But the silver lining to this winter is in sight.  Temperatures have consistently stayed 30 degrees and above;  and we’ve even had a few days when nature teased us with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.  Just being able to go outside without a jacket felt so good.

But this winter hasn’t been all that bad.  T is now often referred to as “toothless” around here; as she’s lost her two bottom teeth.  And two large adult teeth are poking through just behind the old ones.  L is looking less like a baby every day and asserting every bit of independence you would expect from a 2-3 year old.  And we’re continuing to prepare for our pending fall bundle.

Signs of spring are everywhere.  Beyond the warmer temperatures, and the longer days (the only redeeming factor from Spring Forward); I can see the early signs of spring blossoms everywhere.  The azaleas are covered in tiny buds, new growth is visible on the hydrangeas and the daylily buds are starting to pop out of the ground.

Welcome Spring Jumping in Puddles C2
With the change in temperature, the urge to spruce up our outdoor spaces hits me, and I’m already thinking about building an arbor, repainting our outdoor dining table, and preparing a couple dozen potted plants for our back yard. 

Welcome Spring Jumping in Puddles C1
And the produce, oh the produce!  It’s time to start planning a summer garden, full of cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, lettuces and so many fresh herbs.  As much as I enjoy green beans, brussel sprouts and broccoli, I’m more than ready for those summer greens.

Welcome Spring Jumping in Puddles C3
The start of spring promises our family a new start on life…and I’m ready to get started living it!

(These pictures were all taken a couple weeks ago when we had a wonderfully warm spring-like rain.  The girls and I went in search of mud-squishing and puddle splashing...I just wish the best puddle around wasn't in our driveway!)

Has spring arrived where you live?
What do you look forward to most with the warming temperatures?

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wheee! It’s OSB!

I was so excited to see that Old School Blogging was back last week.  This month Elaine is co-hosting with Julia from Wine in Mom, and it’s all full of random goodness. 

1. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?
I know it’s not that popular anymore, but I would love to be on something like Dancing with the Stars…except for the whole competing on national television thing.  If I could just get free dance lessons without having to drag the Husband, that would be awesome.  Otherwise, put me on one of those shows where a famous chef comes and teaches you some of their tips and tricks.

Happy-Face copy

2. Name one thing you have saved from your childhood.
My parents house is stuffed with my old things…confirmation papers, mementos from prom and the like.  But when T got older, my mother brought out my old Madame Alexander dolls.  Talk about throwbacks to the 80s.  One of them look’s like she’s wearing the wedding dress straight off of Diana’s back.

3. If your life had a theme song what would it be?
How can I pick just one song?  Sometimes it would be something upbeat & happy.  Other times it would be sad & slow.  And right now, life is full of upheaval, fear and excitement.  My first inclination is to mention “Changes” by David Bowie; but I think that Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” might be more appropriate for right now.

4. Where is your happy place?
My happy place is being wrapped up in my Husband’s arms.  My happy place is getting unsolicited kisses from the little ones.  My happy place is a quiet evening at home.  My happy place is anywhere my family is.


5. What is one thing about your home that you and your spouse disagree on?Simple: how long to stay.  The Husband would move out tomorrow if we had the down payment.  I would rather stay put for a little while longer.  I just don’t feel like we’re done here yet.

6. What is your favorite fruit?
Mmm.  In summer it’s a tie between strawberries and pineapple, and in fall I go crazy for Honeycrisp apples. 

7. Bowtie or regular tie?I’m all about the regular ties.  Chalk it up to spending too many years wearing cummerbunds and bowties as a server and a performer.  And there’s just something about a man in a good suit.

8. Mexican or Italian (food, not men)?
Definitely Italian.  There’s so much more to Italian food than pasta and pizza (though I could enjoy eating those foods more often if they weren’t so unhealthy). 

Healthy Pasta Sauce 1

9. Where do you want to go on Summer vacation?
I really want to go back to Bald Head Island with my parents.  We were going to go, but it’s just not in the cards for us this year.  And if we’re completely dreaming here, I’d say either Hawaii or London. 

10. What are your go-to shoes in your closet?
I love wearing boots in the winter.  I even just bought my first pair of riding boots a couple months ago, and they have quickly become my favorites.  Come summertime, I like some good wedged flip-flops. 

Now I’d love to hear one of your answers to these questions in the comments!

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