New Printable: Sugar, inspired by Maroon 5

sugar-mockupLately I haven’t been able to get the song “Sugar” by Maroon 5 out of my head, and if you haven’t seen the music video for it, go watch it because it’s adorable. Even my husband loves the song (and he isn’t the biggest Maroon 5 fan), but as he says: “It’s just so catchy!”

I’ve been messing around with some typography and came up with the idea for this print, inspired by the song. At first, I wanted an ink blot for the print; something darker, but then I thought about coffee (which has become a sort of life blood since my son was born) and how the print can have sort of a double meaning.

I kind of fell in love with this design, and thought, “shoot, this would look super cute on a coffee mug.” So I headed over to cafepress and whipped up a couple of cute designs I thought I’d share with ya’ll.

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They are currently running a sale on their mugs for 12.99, so if you’d like to purchase the “Sugar” mug, now is the time to do it! It’s super cute and I am definitely planning on ordering one for myself!

If you hop over to cafepress, there’s a few other styles to choose from, like an Acrylic Double Wall Tumbler or a Travel Mug

What do you think? Do you like the design?  Leave a comment and let me know!

To purchase the 8×10 printable, head on over to my etsy shop.  It’s only 5 bucks!

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FREE Spring Printable!


Last summer the hubs and I decided to redo some of the landscaping in our front yard, and in this process bought a flowering cherry tree. Unfortunately we bought it after it’s blooming season (late spring) so we never got to see it in it’s true beauty. I don’t have a green thumb by any means, but all summer I worked hard to keep that little tree alive.

It was a dry summer, so I was definitely paranoid about the tree drying up. I watered it like crazy. I remember a few times seeing the tips of the leaves turn red, as if the tree had decided to take a turn into an early fall. I’d frantically water it more. By some miracle, I managed to keep it alive.

Just the other day I was out in the front yard, the weather being at least nice enough to enjoy, and even though everything is brown and there’s not a leaf on any tree in sight, the promise of spring is definitely in the air. To my delight, my little cherry tree has buds on it. This might seem silly to you, but to me, this is a big deal. I can’t keep plants alive for the life of me! (It’d be so much easier if they were like kids and cried when they needed something!) I am just thrilled I managed to keep it alive, and I’m so looking forward to seeing it in full bloom.


I love spring. I love the colors, the warmth, the sounds of birds chirping and kids playing. there’s just something so lively about it after a long winter. That’s where my inspiration came from for this print. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! The print is free for personal use, and you may print it as many times as you like!

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Click the button below to download. Enjoy!


My heart is full – New print in the shop and the origin behind it.

mason-mockupI’m excited to share my latest print available at my etsy store for only $5.00. I thought I’d write a blog post about this one because I absolutely love it, and not just because of my obsession with mason jars lately. I wanted to share the meaning behind it.

Have you ever had that feeling where your heart is completely full of love, and you don’t know that you could love any more than you do in that moment? I have, hundreds of times.

When my husband and I married, we were young. He was 22 and I was 21. Even though I’d listened to my dad tell me stories about how he grew to love my mom more and more as the years went by, I still walked down the aisle arm in arm with him, staring and my soon-to-be husband, wondering how on earth I could love him any more than I did in that moment.

My heart was full.

This year we’re coming up on our 5th anniversary. In the grand scheme of things, it may not be that long, but in our 5 years of marriage we have watched other marriages within our circles fall apart and dissolve. It hasn’t always been easy by any stretch of the imagination, but after (nearly) five years of marriage, I finally get what my dad was saying back then. I love him more and more each day. We’ve managed to grow together, not apart.

And then we got pregnant. After nearly a year of trying, we were blessed with that positive pregnancy test. As my belly grew, fear began to creep up on me. My heart was already so full of love, how could I love this tiny person growing inside of me? What if I couldn’t love him enougMy-heart-is-full-mason-printh? When he was born and I first laid eyes on him, I knew I’d love him for the rest of my life; knew I’d do anything for my son. Over the past year as he’s grown, I find myself loving him more and more.

Instead of my heart being too full to love another person, my love multiplied. That’s what I’ve learned over the years; the more you love, the more love you have to give out.

So that’s where the inspiration came for this print. What I’ve learned is that my heart is always full, but the more I love, the more my heart has the capacity to grow and hold even more love to give out. This print is a celebration of that. I hope you enjoy it too.

If you’re interested in purchasing this print, feel free to head on over to my Etsy Store.  It’s only $5! I’m looking forward to starting my own “inspirational” wall at home that’s chock full of printables, and this one is definitely going up on the wall.

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Free Kitchen Cheat Sheets!


It’s time for another freebie because I love giving stuff away. I might be a little crazy. This time I’m giving away two Kitchen Cheat sheets. Both fit standard 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. The link to download them is below.

The idea for these came to me in a weird way last night as I was laying in bed unable to sleep. I was thinking of ways to use my Wacom drawing tablet and had the idea for a seamless repeatable pattern. I’ve really enjoyed making patterns lately and thought I’d try my hand at something other than lines and polka dots. In my head I sketched out a simple measuring cup and thought to myself “I can do that.” And I can make other things too.

I am by no means an artist. If you gave me a pen and paper, the best you might get out of me are some shaky stick people. Regardless, I was really quite pleased with how the pattern turned out. I wanted to use it for something fun, so I came up with two Kitchen Cheat sheets. One is a simple conversion sheet and the other is for if you ever need to cut a recipe in half. Hope you enjoy!

To download the Kitchen cheat sheets, click here.

Woodland-Deer-Invite-mockup]I made this announcement on my Facebook page, but I thought I’d also make it here. I’m now selling customizable shower invitations over at my Etsy Shop. There’s not much there yet but as time goes on I’ll be adding bridal showers, birthday invitations, and others to the store.

Quatrefoil-Invite-MockupIf you’re enjoying the freebies, I’d love it if you became a fan on my facebook page (which also means you’ll stay up to date on the latest giveaways and contests), or head over to my Etsy Store to find some really affordable deals for wall art or invitations.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog, keep checking periodically as I’ll be posting more freebies in the future.

Happy cooking!

9 FREE Printables for your home!

PicMonkey-Collage4   I’m not sure if this is typical of other designers, but for me, there are days… weeks even, where I’m just not feeling the creativity. Inspiration ebbs and flows for me. Some days, all I want to do is immerse myself in my designs and other days I don’t even want to look at a blank artboard.

The past few weeks my artistic inspiration has been pretty dry, but this week apparently has been the opposite. Many hours have been poured into these designs, and I’m simply thrilled with how they turned out. I’ve also learned new techniques that I’m excited to put into practice, and have used some of those techniques to make these freebies.

All printables are high quality and will fit 8×10 frames. Due to screen resolutions and printer quality, colors may vary slightly when you print them out.

If you like the freebies, please consider becoming a fan on facebook or even shopping at my etsy page. Choose any of the links below to download the printable of your choice!

  1. Believe You Can and You’re Halfway there
  2. You are Capable of More than You Know
  3. Her Children Rise Up and Call Her Blessed
  4. Psalm 56:3
  5. Philippians 2:14
  6. Philippians 4:13
  7. Love heart printable
  8. What I love Most about My Home is Who I share it With
  9. Love Lives Here

Also, be sure to check out my latest design on my etsy shop if you’re in love with the floral design like I am. It can be customized to any name, any letter:










– Stephanie