Happy August 1st! I'm in an organizing mood right now, updating my office at work and at home. I found some useful free August downloads and wanted to share them with you. Here's a list of my favorites, all dated for August 2013:
I follow Mollie's blog and enjoy her fun photography and the free designs that she posts for download.
August means another awesome 3D print and assemble August 2012 calendar from Scout Creative. What's more summery than a hot dog cart? With a calendar printed on the side? While you're on their site, check out some of the past designs from Scout Creative. I loved the coffee and donut one from a few months back!
Studio of Mae created this free August Desktop Wallpaper. I especially like desktop wallpapers in a neutral color, so this one is perfect for me.
I'm also saving free printables and digital goodies to my Pinterest board. Feel free to check out my account at pinterest.com/hre/ and look at Free Printables, Free Printables for Organizing, 2012 Printables and the newest board 2013 Printables. I'm starting to see freebies with 2013 dating, so those all get put on the 2013 Printables board.
Have you found other great August digital and printable designs? Please share in the comments so that others can enjoy them.
It's almost grape jam-making time in our house and I was looking for an easy way to dress up the jars that we'll be giving away as gifts. Happily, Botanical PaperWorks designed these free printable jam jar labels and posted them today. The labels can be printed on sheets of sticky paper to make labels or on cardstock to create tags. I love the designs for summer gift-giving or for Christmastime (check out the red).
With summer here, we've been spending time at the family cottage. Conversation was pretty quiet today at lunch so I took a look online for some conversation starters. I'm not sure how this will be received tonight at dinner by my in-laws, but here are a few resources that could come in handy if I work up the courage.
[above image] Spin this handy cutout wheel (assembly instructions included) from Real Simple for conversation starters that they guarantee will perk up your dinnertime conversation.
Conversation Starters from Aha Parenting has 100 ideas for questions to ask your kids, so that everyone can get to know each other better. The questions especially get into topics relating to values and life, going a little deeper than some of the other questions that I found online.
If you want to spend a little money on conversation starters, our family has a box of these Table Topics. Ours is all about food, but this one on Amazon.com is a family version that looks like fun.
I definitely think it's worthwhile being intentional about conversation around the dinner table. After all, life moves at a blinding pace and dinner is the one time that we pause and spend time together. Whether we choose to ask the fun questions or go a little deeper, the effort to enjoy being together counts for a lot!
Scout Creative has outdone themselves again with the July 2012 3D paper calendar. It's a complete pool party scene - Cool Cat in the pool, the boom box rockin' the tunes and a cool drink waiting by the lounger. It's free to print and yours to assemble.