Thankful for Fall

Seriously, this is one of my favorite seasons. I hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of fall. I know that Heavenly Father created this beautiful world for us. Whenever things get rough the shear beauty of the world reminds me of the love Heavenly Father has for me and for all of his children. If any of these photos bring you joy, or remind you that you are loved, feel free to print them out for personal use, or download them and use them as a wall paper. Please don’t post them on your own website or take credit for them. Thanks!

Fall reflections

Beautiful Fall Leaves, orange leaves

The colors of fall

I’m a mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it. printable

I'm a mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it. printable

I’m a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it. I truly do LOVE being a Mormon. Following the gospel of Jesus Christ brings me joy, happiness, and peace. This more than anything has helped me explain to others why I go to church every Sunday. Why, I keep the law of chastity. Why, I don’t drink coffee, tea, or alcohol. It’s because I love it, because I’m happiest when I’m living by Mormon teachings.

As usual, my printables are free for noncommercial use.

It’s not clutter, it’s my unique filing system – Thoughts for Thursday

It's not clutter - It's my unique filing system

Thoughts for Thursday is back! Sorry for the hiatus. I’ve been trying to focus more on getting my home organized. In honor of organization I’m sharing this fun printable – free for noncommercial use.

Charity begins at home – printable

charity begins at home - printable

Have you ever noticed that you’ll say things to family members that you would never say to a friend or acquaintance? I mean, family has to keep loving you so it’s OK to just get it off your chest right? I’ve been subject to that attitude before – I’ve even been party to it, but I don’t think it’s right.

First of all, there’s a difference between discussing a grievance and letting yourself get out of control. We can express ourselves without yelling, screaming, and name calling.

Sometimes we think that if we shout something it’s more likely to be heard, but in reality it’s the exact opposite. By shouting we trigger that fight or flight response in whoever we’re talking to. The next thing you know, their logic is being hi-jacked by adrenaline and instead of listening to how we feel, they’re defending themselves.

It also triggers adrenaline in ourselves so instead of listening to a response, we’re just thinking about our own grievances. It doesn’t help the situation. It doesn’t make things better.

(based on my own anecdotal evidence)

I remember as a little kid seeing movies where the hero or heroine would finally get fed up and get in a shouting match with someone. The shouting match would somehow make whoever was in the wrong realize what they did, and everything would be solved.

It makes for good drama, but it also perpetuates this myth that we can treat each other without respect and everything will work out fine.

The truth is, our family relationships are sacred. Our homes are sacred, and we defile them when we allow pride to become more important than peace.

I hope you don’t think I’m saying this because I”m perfect at it, because I am so not! And my family isn’t perfect at it. But we’re working on it, and that’s what I want this blog to be all about. Trying to be the best you can be, working towards the most amazing lives possible.

So that’s my long rant about this week’s printable – as usual free for noncommercial use :)

If at first you don’t succeed – try try again – printable

if at first you don't succeed try try again printableOnce again, my printables are free for noncommercial use – enjoy :)

Actions speak louder than words – printable

Another entry into my American proverbs series. Once again, my printables are free for noncommercial use, so go ahead and print them off for your home, that’s what I’m doing :)

Action speaks louder than words printable

Don’t Judge a book by its cover – printable

 

This is the third in a series of printables I’m doing based on American proverbs. I’ve specifically chosen sayings that A) I heard growing up B) I want my children to hear growing up, and C) I need to work on myself. All of the printables in this series follow the same color scheme and can be printed on an 8 x 10.

In case you missed the last couple. Earlier I designed Don’t leave for tomorrow what can be done today, and If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all

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don't judge a book by its cover printable

If you can’t say something nice – don’t say anything at all

Man, thumper’s mom had it right! I love this saying and I’m sure it will come in handy someday when I’m refereeing my kiddos. Not that I need to wait to put this up in my home. This is good advice for me and hubby right here right now.

if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all

As usual, my printables are free for personal noncommercial use.

Don’t leave for tomorrow what can be done today – printable

I designed this one specifically for my kitchen. As you know, if you’re a regular reader of my blog, I don’t love cleaning. I won’t say I hate it because that makes me feel like I’m somehow sinning, but I genuinely DON’T love it. How’s that for beating around the bush?

Anyway, I’m hoping this printable framed and hung in the kitchen will help motivate me. I really believe that with faith and trust in the Lord I can become an AMAZING housekeeper. It’s gonna happen ;)

don't leave for tomorrow what can be done today - printable

As usual, my printables are free for personal noncommercial use.

You’re worth it – printable

You are worth it

IF you ever doubt your worth, go outside and look at the beautiful world your Heavenly Father created for you. He thinks you're worth it. He thinks you're worth sending His only begotten son to die for you. Your worth is endless because you are a child of God

As usual this printable is free for personal non commercial use. Thanks!