I love calendars. I love spending time sitting down, looking over, and writing events on calendars. In fact, sometimes I spend too much time writing out things on calendars. I can’t help it, I just love it!
We had our MOPS steering retreat last weekend, and as part of my planning for the retreat, I made everyone on the steering team a binder. And what’s an organizational binder without a calendar? So, of course, I made one. My calendar uses the graphics provided by MOPS International to go with this year’s theme, A Fierce Flourishing. I’ve seen some other MOPS A Fierce Flourishing themed calendars that are beautiful (there are some talented ladies out there!), but most of them put the information on the calendars. I made mine blank so my team can write everything (and anything!) in themselves.
And now, so can you!
The calendar is August – May, which just so happens to be our MOPS year. But also works out great for the school year!
Download and print as many as you like! The bright graphics belong to MOPS International. You’re welcome to use the calendar however you’d like. I just ask that you do not take the file and/or designs and claim them as your own. If you’d like to link to the calendar, please link to this page. Thank you and enjoy!
Have you seen my Isaiah 55:12 scripture doodle? This was my first experience digitizing my own original hand drawn art work. So fun! Since then, I’ve used several of my heart flourish hand drawn clip art in some of my MOPS promotional materials for the A Fierce Flourishing theme (see the poster here), and I thought I’d share so you can use to create your own digital works.
As always, feel free to use these elements in your designs. I just ask that you don’t take them and repost somewhere as your own design. Also, please do NOT use these designs on a piece of work you intend to sell for a profit (if you’d like to do that, please contact me about purchasing a commercial license). And please give credit where appropriate. Thanks for your cooperation and support!
And now, the images!
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Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are…
My sweet baby girl turned 1! Well, it’s almost been 6 months already, but it was a great party! We celebrated Miss Louise in style with a pink and gold twinkle twinkle little star party. Today I’m sharing photos and dishing on the details. Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling, pumpkin flavoring is in everything, winter squash is part of every meal, and we’re buying Christmas gifts – wait, what? Yes! It’s time to collect and make boxes for Operation Christmas Child!
Never heard of Operation Christmas Child (OCC)? Go here to watch some inspiring and informative videos about OCC.
As you’ll remember from this post, I am in a MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) group. MOPS International partners with OCC as a service project and OCC is a wonderful way to teach children about giving, thankfulness, and helping others. While I was looking into how to present OCC to my MOPS group, I wasn’t happy with my internet searches. So I compiled a list of the resources to involve small children in OCC. Included are resources (mostly official OCC resources), packing list suggestions and DIY projects, and scripture ideas to use in teaching. Continue reading →
With Halloween being a few days away, costumes and dress up are on everyone’s minds. Here’s what we’re doing this year.
My three-year-old is obsessed with Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. When we started asking him what he wanted to be for Halloween this year, he would say, “a wild thing!” And he would point to the striped topped wild thing.
Image complements of The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
I would then ask, “Are you sure? Don’t you want to be Max?” In which I’d get a quick, “Nope.”
Okay, so that meant the baby, my baby girl, mind you, would be Max. With our costumes figured out, I started thinking about if I could make them or if I should just buy. I was really hoping I would just happen to stumble across one at a consignment sale in the sizes I needed. When that didn’t happen, I found this costume* and decided to give it a try. And holy smokes, this costume is so freakin’ cute.
People tend to have strong feelings about bridal shower games, you either love ’em or hate ’em. I am on the love ’em side, but when I was throwing a small surprise bridal shower recently, I knew I didn’t want to go over the top for several reasons. First, this was a super small shower. Like, seven people small. We all fit around my dining room table with room to spare. Second, we’ve all been friends since middle school. It’s not like we needed an ice breaker or something to fill the lull in the conversation. Also, the bride wasn’t exactly keen on the idea of a shower in the first place, so I didn’t want to overwhelm her with games!
This isn’t even much of a game per se. More of everyone give advice in a fun format, with the chance to be silly (or not). It’s also nice because it makes a nice memento for the bride.