Be Happy Inspirational Print

What is happiness? How can I be happy? Scientists have studied the nature of happiness, poets have written beautiful thoughts, and countless people through time have gone in search of happiness.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the latest problem, failure, or minor disaster at work or home.  Happiness isn’t something that just happens to you. Everyone has the power to make small changes in our behavior, our surroundings and our relationships that can help set us on course for a happier life.

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All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

This post was originally posted on 12/29/15. I have updated the post and made a new printable.

Written more than 25 years ago, Robert Fulghum’s best-selling book of essays, All I Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten, still speaks to millions of readers today. I discovered his ideas some years ago during a conference. I made an 8″ x 11″ sheet with this essay and laminated it and added a magnet. I have had it on my refrigerator ever since.

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Free Printables for Fall & Autumn

It’s that time of year when we all love to display fall in our homes.  I love the soft side of autumn. My creativity is soaring right now. Today I’ve four new soft pieces of fall printable art.  First Fall for Autumn is a soft piece I shared in the members area a month ago. Today it’s for everyone.  Let’s Fall for Autumn. This piece is sized 14″ x 11″.

 

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New Inspiring Printable: My Heart Blooms Flowers

My Heart Blooms Flowers

 

I saw this quote as I was browsing online and it immediately resonated with me.  If you’ve read many of my posts, you know I love flowers inside and outside the home.    Probably my reaction to a new quote or saying isn’t quite normal.  How can I make it pretty so I can look at it all day?

 

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Irish Blessing Free Printable for St. Patrick’s Day

Can you believe it’s almost March? I feel like the last four months have flown by.  Just less than 3 weeks to St. Patrick’s Day.  I have Irish ancestry and always enjoy St. Patrick’s Day celebrations – watching parades, listening to jigs, reels and songs, laughing at funny stories, and sharing happiness with friends. I believe everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.  I usually don’t do much decorating for the day but love Irish blessings. Today I’m sharing a special one:
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My Favorite Things,Today I Choose Joy In A Handmade Vintage Jewelry Frame

I love to surround myself with things that I love for their beauty and their emotional significance. My decor is built on a collection of items that I was given, bought, or inherited. My collection was started many years ago and  includes furniture, paintings, and other items that remind me of my family, friends, and my faith. New decor is added and discarded as my taste changes, but the collection of favorite things remains. One of my favorite items is a frame decorated with vintage jewelry made for me by a friend for my birthday.

 

 

 

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Alstroemeria, Snapdragons, & Burlap

Yesterday when I went to Tasty Tuesday farmer’s market, one of my favorite growers was not there. It is almost the end of April, and he is at home getting ready to close-up his garden and pack for his trip back to Maine. Jim is an inspiring man who loves to grow things and lives a lifestyle of harmony. He lives in Maine from May to October growing crops, canning and selling his produce and flowers. In October, he loads up his truck and arrives back at his home in New Port Richey, Florida. He then sells apples, pumpkins, and various produce along with his canned products from the summer while he plants his front yard for his winter crop. His lifestyle does not conform to society’s expectations but provides him immeasurable happiness. He lives to grow. Read More