Marvel Lunch Box Notes

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Are you back in the swing of things packing lunches for the kids? Although we homeschool, we are often on the go and therefore pack lunches and snacks to take along with us. Now that we are approaching fall, we love having picnic lunches outside in the cool weather too. I love sticking little surprises in my daughter’s lunch like handwritten love notes, jokes, fun facts, etc. Since she loves superheros, I decided to make Marvel Lunch Box Notes to attach to the new MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars.

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So fun, right?! I was shopping the grocery section of Target the other day and spotted the new MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars. Since we are a superhero loving family, I thought it would be fun to add these to lunches or have as an afternoon snack. So I whipped up these fun lunch box notes to go with them. I love the way they turned out, so I thought I’d share them here on the blog with y’all.

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Ready to make lunch a little more super? All you need is… a box of the new MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars, the free Marvel Lunch Box Notes printable, scissors, and washi tape or baker’s twine. You can print the lunch box notes HERE for personal use only.

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After you print off the Marvel Lunch Box Notes, simply cut them out with your scissors and attach them to the MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars with washi tape or baker’s twine. You can even go a little further and grab a package of Marvel napkins from the party section at Target to include in the lunches too.

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I totally get the Hulk, don’t you? You wouldn’t like me when I’m hangry. Just ask my husband. LOL!

I really love the graphics on the wrappers of the MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars. They remind me of the original illustrations from the comics.

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My daughter noticed that there’s even Super Hero Trivia and collectible Super Hero Cards on the back of the MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars box. So far we have The Amazing Spider-Man card and my daughter can’t wait to collect the other 3. Next time you run into Target to buy all the things, be sure to snag the new MARVEL Chewy Granola Bars and print yourself off some lunch box notes to go with them.

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Who is your favorite super hero and how do you make lunchtime SUPER for your kids?

 

Printable Grocery List for Kids

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With back to school season upon us, we are busy prepping for the year. I’m sure most of you are doing the very same. With organizing the home and doing the school supply shopping also comes grocery shopping. It’s important to stock up on those healthy snacks, foods, and drinks so that you are prepared to start the school year off right. The grocery store can often be a dreaded chore, especially with children in tow. I’ve found that involving them in the grocery store process can not only be fun for them, but can help momma’s sanity while trying to conquer a packed grocery store with ‘bored’ kids.  Enter in… this Printable Grocery List for Kids.

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I made this simple grocery list right on the computer, printed it out on card stock and laminated it for durability (that baby gets thrown into my purse) and for multiple uses (pair it with a dry erase marker).

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The list I made is pretty generic, but you could easily make lists for your kids to fit their ages and your needs. I used pictures/clipart of the items to make the cuter, but picture clues are also great for beginning readers. For your older kiddos, you can actually have them write the list at home before heading to the grocery store. For multiple kids, consider giving them different lists so that they each have their own responsibilities, which helps to avoid arguments. 

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Not only does the list keep the kids busy, but it gets them involved in the process and teaches them an important life skill. And while the kids are busy with their lists, you are able to focus on those awesome deals to save you some money. We were able to shop Safeway’s Huge Anniversary sale and took advantage of the BOGO Steak Sale and stocked up on Life (Buy 4 save $2) and Gatorade ($0.58 when you buy 12)! Love a good deal!

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And since I had a helper with me rather than a hungry, bored kid, our shopping experience was fun, educational, and went by quickly. You can easily download the grocery list I made so that you can print one off for the kids to use on your next trip to the grocery store. Slips right into your purse or grocery bag!

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I shopped Safeway’s HUGE Anniversary sale, but you can be sure to check out what great deals are available at Albertsons, Vons, Osco, or Amigos too! 

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Safeway is my go to grocery store. Shop the HUGE Anniversary sale and stock up on your favorite brands 7/29-8/11. I’d love to hear how your family stock up for the school year!

 

Bloom Print

Hey guys! I’m Kelsey from Tattered and Inked and I have the pleasure of popping in each month to share a fun & free new printable for all your lovelies!
 
I seriously can’t believe we are already in the month of May…which means summer is peeking right around the corner!!! That makes this girl incredibly happy! I’m pretty sure the beautiful, sunny weather that has finally pulled through and all the beautiful flowers and sunsets have inspired the print this month. I wanted something fun & colorful and the little saying ‘bloom where you are planted’ just popped into my head when thinking of new designs. Don’t you just love this Bloom Print?
 
 
We are trying very hard to teach our kids this very concept…to shine and blossom wherever they are, no matter the circumstances. So it’s a great reminder to have around our house lately!!
 
It comes in several fun color schemes so hopefully one catches your eye and brings a fun splash of color into your home for this last little bit of spring! Click your favorite below, download it & then print. 
 
 
Quick tips for printing in case you’re a newbie…
 
1. Click the download link below for the print you’d like to get. Then follow the prompts to download and save to your computer. 
2. Print your printable as you would any regular picture. I like to print them on white cardstock or picture paper- they tend to print better and with more vibrant colors this way. 
3. These prints are sized to be printed as large as 8×10 and will look best printed as a 5×7 or 8×10 size. 
 
That’s pretty much all there is to it. So get at it…just click. print. frame!!
 
 
 
 
 
{Quick Disclaimer}
Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked/Mine for the Making readers only.
As with all my free printables, these are for personal use ONLY. Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
 
 
I hope you enjoy your ‘Bloom’ prints and have a wonderful month of May!! And stop by Tattered and Inked to see how else I used this print!
 

Cinderella Spring Prints

Hello friends!!
It’s Kelsey from Tattered and Inked again!! I have such a fun printable for you guys today and it was inspired by my most recent girl’s night out date with my little girl. We had a rare night out and were able to see the new Cinderella movie & LOVED it. It was exactly how the classic fairy tale should be and there were so many beautiful dresses, and shoes and music!! Of course, the fact that Frozen Fever was on before Cinderella was a huge hit too. 
 
When sitting down to create a spring print, I couldn’t get Cinderella out of my head…and here we are. Two spring-filled, gorgeous prints with the sentiment that Cinderella’s mother left with her daughter. To have courage and be kind. Such a great message! So I created these Cinderella Spring Prints!
 
 
Don’t they just burst with all things spring?? With a touch of Cinderella blue of course!!
 
There are two different designs to choose from below so to get your free print, find the link below & click to download. 
 
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Quick tips for printing in case you’re a newbie…
 
1. Click the download link below for the print you’d like to get. Then follow the prompts to download and save to your computer. 
2. Print your printable as you would any regular picture. I like to print them on white cardstock or picture paper- they tend to print better and with more vibrant colors this way. 
3. These prints are sized to be printed as large as 8×10 and will look best printed as a 5×7 or 8×10 size. 
 
That’s pretty much all there is to it. So get at it…just click. print. frame!!
 
 
 
{Quick Disclaimer}
Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked/Mine for the Making readers only.
As with all my free printables, these are for personal use ONLY. Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
 
Hope you enjoy bringing a little bit of Spring into your home!!
Have a great week! 
 
 
If you loved this Cinderella inspired post, check out these Cinderella & Prince Charming Peg Dolls and this adorable DIY Cinderella Tee!
 
 
 
 

We are the Luckiest Print

Hi Friends!!
I’m so excited to be here today! My name is Kelsey and my little blogging corner of the world is over on Tattered and Inked where I share all my favorite things- DIY projects, furniture redos, birthday parties & printables!! 
I’m so excited to be sharing my very first printable ever over here on Mine for the Making, as the Printable Designer for the MFTM Creative Team!!
 
St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun time in our house-  it’s one of those random holidays we just love to celebrate! We always have mischievous things happening around our house so I like to add just a few things to make the house happy for St. Patricks, like this We are the Luckiest print!
 
Printables are such an easy & fun way to change up your decor and it only takes a couple of minutes! 
I usually dedicate a couple different frames around the house for changing out printables whenever I’m in the mood for a change. 
 
This printable comes in three different colorways and are perfect for spreading a little extra St. Patrick’s Day cheer around your home!!
 
 
Quick tips for printing in case you’re a newbie…
 
1. Click the download link below for the print you’d like to get. Then follow the prompts to download and save to your computer. 
2. Print your printable as you would any regular picture. I like to print them on white cardstock or picture paper- they tend to print better and with more vibrant colors this way. 
3. These prints are sized to be printed as large as 8×10 and will look best printed as a 5×7 or 8×10 size. 
 
That’s pretty much all there is to it.
So get at it…just click. print. frame!!
 
 
 
 
{Quick Disclaimer}
Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked/Mine for the Making readers only.
As with all my free printables, these are for personal use ONLY. Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
 
 
Some other fun ideas for using your free printable could be adding it to a fun St. Patricks’ Day wreath, printing them out as a card or note to slip in your honey’s wallet or lunch or adding it to a fun ‘happy’ gift for a friend! 
 
I hope you enjoy your new free print & I can’t wait to share some more printable fun with you soon!! 
Have a great week!! 
 

Shamrock Math for Kids

Hi Makers! Michelle here from Delicate Construction and I am back to share a quick and easy math idea with some free printables just in time for some St. Patrick’s Day fun! Check out this hands-on math idea- Shamrock Math for Kids! These 2 math activities and printables are perfect for kids preschool-2nd grade. 
 
 
I love when I am at the store and I am able to find fun holiday stickers and such on sale or clearance because I know that if I have them, math is much more fun and interesting for my daughter. That is why I had to have these fun St. Patty’s stickers from Joann!
 

I know that my preschooler is starting to become interested and working on addition and patterns so I made a couple of printables for her to practice! I love making printables and sharing them with all of you!

For the patterns printable, I started most of the first pattern for her, and then allowed her to finish it. If your child is older (1st-2nd grade) they can make their own patterns using the stickers.

 
My preschooler got a kick out of this pattern activity which means I may have to make some longer rows so we can work on more challenging patterns! We worked on the ABAB pattern, but older children can definitely explore other patterns. 
 
 

The addition printable was also a great opportunity to not only count and add but work on writing the numbers as well. I would model the first addition sentence for my preschooler, then allow her to complete the second one on her own. You can laminate this printable so and have your child use a dry erase marker so that you can get multiple uses out of it!

 
In the end I accomplished exactly what I wanted. We had fun working on some math concepts, but she was engaged and actively learning the whole time. If you don’t have stickers, I thought that it would also be fun to get some Lucky Charms or other cereal to go along with this theme as well- then it is snack too!

These two printables can be downloaded for personal use- Addition is HERE and Patterns is HERE. And for other holidays, bust out some themed stickers/foamies to continue to use these prints. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Michelle {Delicate Construction}

5 Tips for a Budget Friendly Party

I’m so excited to introduce you to another new contributor today… our Party Contributor! Ashley has been one of my besties for YEARS. Her creativity has always inspired me and truly blows me away. She is the perfect addition to our Creative Team and I know you will love her just as much as I do!

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Hi Mine for the Makers!

My name is Ashley and I am so glad to be visiting on Kara’s blog today! Kara and I go wwwaaaayyyyy back and have been friends since elementary school. It has been so fun to have a lifelong friend to celebrate all of the big and little things that life has thrown our way the past 20 years.

A little about me- By day I am a kindergarten teacher but when the bell rings I am wife to Jarrod, a youth minister, and mommy to Halen, 4, and Lola, 8 months. I am passionate about throwing parties to celebrate the major events for those I hold dear and am excited to share some tips I have learned along the way to make your parties run budget-friendly and smoothly.

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Whether you are throwing a birthday party, a shower for a friend, graduation celebration, or Mother’s Day tea party- here are some things to remember.

1. Plan Ahead. Okay, I know that this is often easier said than done, but parties take time and effort, right? My daughter celebrates her birthday the first week in January- which is piggyback to all of the big events: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. We have gotten in the habit of asking her each summer what kind of party she would like and then we start the planning process. Lucky for me, she is really good at not changing her mind!

After we have gotten a theme, we start checking the calendar. I always try to have her party after her birthday rather than before so I have a little extra time to get things in order. My personal rule of thumb is that when it comes to invitations you should always make sure your guests have them in hand at least 3 weeks before the party. Also remember that many people forget to RSVP- so a text reminder to finalize your headcount is okay too!

2. Organize and Budget, budget, budget. I am a nerd and love to have all things organized. I fill out a spreadsheet each year that contains things I want to make, buy, and who we have invited. This way all of my details and lists are contained to one spot! I simply fill it out, print, and put it in my purse….er, diaper bag. I also like having all of my addresses in one spot for invitations and thank you cards. The best part is, if you save it on your computer, the next year you just update and most of your information is done for you!

When it comes to today’s world of Pinterest- it is really easy to find great ideas and want to get a little crazy! But- stick to your budget. I prioritize my ideas and then really think about what I am wanting to spend. I could find a million different things to make or buy, but I realize that if at the end of the party I could buy a pony for what I spent on a party- it wouldn’t make sense. I love the budget part of the spreadsheet because it keeps me focused and forces me to shop smart!

I am attaching a link to the spreadsheet I use- feel free to print it and make it your own!

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3. Shop Smart and Store. This year when Halen said she wanted a Mermaid party in January I knew I was going to have to start in the summer with a few purchases. I knew I wanted to serve the food in glittery sand buckets so I made sure I hit Dollar Tree in July to purchase them. I also started stalking my local facebook swip swap sites to look for beach themed decorations. I scored a huge bag of mixed seashells for just $3 and a set of six clam serving plates for $2. I also try to grab a small thing each time I head to Target or Walmart to spread the expenses out over time. If you wait to the last minute you are often in a pinch and convenience takes precedence over cost- which can lead to overspending. I also love to shop my house for things I can use as decorations- which are free!

Once you start collecting all of your goodies, purchase a storage tub, use a copy paper box, or save those Trader Joes bags. Find a safe spot in your house and start loading up! I put a box in the corner of my craft room and start putting all of our supplies in it once I purchase them. That way I don’t have things pigeon holed all over my house- where it will most likely be lost, eaten or forgotten. Once the party is 2-3 weeks away I set up a table in my kitchen so I can see exactly what I have left to buy and can start working on things.

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4. Ask for Help. Everyone knows what their strengths are with parties- right? I am great at creating, decorating, and organizing. However, I am a terrible baker and cannot photoshop an invitation to save my life! If you have a friend with great editing skills that can make a cool invite- ask her! Your mom is a master cake froster- hit that lady up! Chances are if you ask people in advance they will be more than willing to help you out. My mom always helps me with food items. My little sister is the party photographer and my older sister helps with dishes and clean up. It helps the party run smoother and helps keep a million people asking you what you need help with!

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5. Make the Day Your Own and Enjoy. After you’ve hit your Pinterest, magazine, blog overload- think of ways to make the party have your special twist on it. I started the tradition with Halen to have a book that coordinates with her party theme each year. I have all of the partygoers sign it on the day of the party so after the party you have a great keepsake. Also- what a fun collection for when your child gets older!

Even though it is easy to get wrapped up in a million details and stress out- try to remember the person or reason you are throwing a party for. Unless Martha herself is rolling by to feature your party, try to calm down and enjoy the day. After all, the memories you are making with your loved ones are the things that cannot be found on Pinterest.

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And in the interest of full disclosure- when you come to my house for a party- don’t ever peek in my laundry room, because this is what you will find!!!

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I’ll be back again to share all of the details of Halen’s Mermaid Party and give a budget breakdown. This might just be my favorite party to date! Until then- Party on friends!

Ashley

Mommy Tell All Monday: At Home Pedicure Gift Basket

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Hello friends and welcome to Mommy Tell All Monday… an almost weekly series dedicated to all things motherhood! And today I’m sharing a fun gift that is perfect to give your momma friends. It’s an easy gift to put together and I guarantee they will love it. Check out how I put together this At Home Pedicure Gift Basket, featuring Amopé Pedi Perfect and Amopé Foot Cream.

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As busy mommas, it’s so difficult for us to get away for a relaxing pedicure. I remember the days when I’d get a pedicure every couple of weeks… so spoiled I was and I didn’t even know it! Now I’m lucky enough to get a fresh coat of polish on my toes before hurrying out the door to church. Setting aside 20-30 minutes to myself each week to give myself a pedi after the kids go to bed…that more manageable for me, and probably for my other mom friends too. So I decided to create a gift basket for a momma friend who deserves a little extra TLC. 

For this At Home Pedicure Gift Basket, I purchased all of my supplies at Target. I picked up the basket, cotton balls, nail polish,Amopé Pedi Perfect and Amopé Foot Cream for the gift. I even used the Cartwheel offer (11/2-11/22) and got 10% off of the Amopé Pedi Perfect! Love that app!

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First I emptied the cotton balls into the basket…

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Then I placed all of the pedi supplies in the basket, wedged into the cotton balls. I chose the new Amopé Pedi Perfect and Amopé Foot Cream products for this basket because when paired, they add moisture for even softer, healthier feet. 

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I added scraps of vintage fabric to the handles and created a cute tag to attach with a piece of twine.

You can print off the “I’m Pedi Thankful For You” tags HERE. There are 4 cute options. Please remember all printable freebies are for personal use only. 

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Now that my basket is all put together, it’s ready to bless one of my mommy friends. 

When you head to Target to pick up your own Amopé Pedi Perfect and Amopé Foot Cream products, be sure to do a few things…

-use the Cartwheel deal to get 10% off from 11/2-11/22

-get a $5 Target gift card when you purchase one Pedi Perfect from 11/9-11/22

-shop for these products on the foot care aisle, not the beauty care aisles.

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Can you think of one momma friend who you are {pedi} thankful for? Why not bless her with an At Home Pedicure Gift Basket?!  I know my feet could use a little extra TLC… let’s #RespectUrFeet with Amopé Pedi Perfect and Amopé Foot Cream. 

Thanks for stopping by today friends. I hope you have a great week! 

 

Five Princess Tips and Tricks

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Friends! Have you heard? Disney’s Sleeping Beauty DVD has been re-released! If you know my daughter then you know she LOVES Sleeping Beauty (Aurora is her personal fave!) and we check out the DVD from our local library *often.* To say that we are excited for the occasion is an understatement! So, in honor of such a glorious occasion, my princess is helping me out with this post by sharing Five Princess Tips and Tricks. 

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We are very familiar with Disney princesses in this house (can’t wait to share our recent Disney trip with you!), and we often make references to their etiquette, bravery, and loyalty. After heading to Walmart and picking up our copy of the Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition DVD gift set and a few other princess supplies, we made our list of Five Princess Tips and Tricks (keeping princess etiquette in mind!) to share with other princesses out there. 

1. Be a good hostess. Invite friends over for some fun!

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Since my little princess was not feeling well (you can hardly tell in the photos…she’s a natural), she decided to invite some of her doll friends…you may recognize them.  ;)

2. Set the table with cute dishes and napkins.

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The princess table, plates, napkins, and cups can all be found at Walmart in the party and toy sections of the store. This is great for the busy mom who loves cute decor, but doesn’t have the time to craft something up!

3. Serve yummy snacks with cute picks, little cups, and tiny silverware.

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This part is just plain fun! My little princess loves using cute picks and utensils, and I’m betting your kids will too! She picked the menu which was turkey rolls, olives, string cheese, a fruit smoothie, and chocolate pudding with pink sprinkles for dessert. 

4. Drink fancy drinks with fun paper straws. Pinkies up!

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We made berry and spinach smoothies to put into the cute princess cups we got from Walmart. Put a cute paper straw in it, and stick that pinky out, princesses! Now you’re fancy. 

5. Have a fun activity planned!

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Since we are celebrating the release of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty DVD, our activity was watching the movie! The gift set also came with a bonus DVD that we plan to check out today. You can design your own Disney fashion adventure! How cool does that sound?

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Pretty simple right? And with these Five Princess Tips and Tricks, you and your little princess just can’t go wrong.

Need to see those one more time? Go ahead and print out this printable for your princess!  Just remember that all freebies are for personal use only. (Thanks to We Lived Happily Ever After for her free digital downloads!)

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Head on over to your local Walmart to pick up Disney’s Sleeping Beauty DVD for your #DisneyBeauties! There’s a terapad coupon affixed to the shelf front of American Greetings/Disney product displays for $3 of f $10 spent on Disney themed party supplies (at participating Walmarts) for the month of October. 

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Now go get your princess on!

His Feathers Print

Hello friends! I’m sharing this His Feathers Print today. I made it to put up in my craft room as a reminder that I can see every single day.

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Sometimes I worry too much. Okay. Most times I worry too much.

About little things…

Did I remember to turn on L’s humidifier when I tucked her in tonight?

I can’t forget to water the flowers in the morning. 

Do you think the neighbors will notice the weeds in the front yard?

Did I sound too bossy when I said that to my friend?

Maybe I should have packed our lunches tonight rather than in the morning.

And big things…

We need to finalize our will. Like yesterday.

Will we ever have babies again?

I need to start my food storage. Pronto. 

Am I doing all I can to be the best mom?

How can I serve my Heavenly Father more?

I need to get to the temple. 

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The list goes on and on…and on and on… 

You get the idea. Maybe you can even relate? Your worries might be different than mine, but maybe you are a worrier too. Or as my mother called me at a young age “worry wart.” I started my worrying back when I was a little girl. But I think my momma is a worrier too. 

Is that just something women do? Worry? Are we natural worriers? 

I do know that I worry too much. The time my brain is wasting on thoughts of worry could be better spent. 

And what does worrying really accomplish anyway? Nothing. 

It makes us feel insecure and yucky. It’s a very negative feeling. 

 

Knowing that I need to work on this is great. Actually DOING something about it is a whole other story…am I right? So this is what I have been doing lately to help with my worrying. When that worry train comes around the bend, blowing it’s horn, I slowly back away and… 

Pray.

Meditate.

Read my scriptures.

Listen to uplifting music.

Write in my journal.

Think of all the things I am grateful for. 

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And then when I am inspired, I make myself a little reminder that I will see often. When I was reading my scriptures the other night, I read Psalms 91:4 and it was exactly what I needed to read.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

So I created this beautiful print, featuring some of Angie’s beautiful feather images. It’s to remind me and inspire me. 

To worry less.

To be grateful more.

To be present.

To trust in Him. 

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You can download this print HERE. Please remember all freebies are for personal use only. 

 

Thanks for stopping by today! I will see you tomorrow for Pinterest Feature Friday and a new recipe from our awesome Recipe Contributor, Erin of Crafty Auntie!