cool sites and free downloads

It’s the start of another month!  August–my birthday month-has officially made it’s debut…and it’s going to be a hot one.  I’m so excited for my birthday this year because my sweet sister-in-law is taking me to see Mumford & Sons in concert!  Last year I got tickets to see Adele from my parents and this year Mumford…I’m loving this concert ticket birthday streak.  Here’s a picture of the tickets.  Pretty cool, huh?

Since the whole announcement that Facebook was buying Instagram was announced, Instagram has had a huge re-emergence.  I admit, the news made me download it.  And I’m glad I did, because I love it!  If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to have a way to display all of those cool shots you upload on your phone, you’ll want to check this out.  Printstagram is a website that takes your images from Instagram and puts them into mini photo books, posters, and prints like these…

Prices are around $10-$12. Definitely worth it for a keepsake of all those little memories.

And, since it’s the start of another month, we can’t forget about the desktop wallpapers from Smashing Magazine.  Here’s a preview…

Have you been watching the Olympics?  My husband is DVRing the entire thing!…got a lot to catch-up on but I love to see USA doing so awesome.  Makes me proud.

Happy August 1st everyone!

the beginning of june?!

It’s the start of another month which means first-of-the-month freebies!

We’ve got new desktop wallpapers from Smashing Magazine

{here are some highlights}

And a new printable calendar from Creature Comforts

download it here

AND the Summer edition of Sweet Paul magazine is available for FREE download here.

It’s pretty sweet!

It officially feels like summer to me!

happy almost easter!

It’s April!  Agh!

But you know what the beginning of the month means!  Free Stuff!

For starters, Ez over at Creature Comforts  posted the most recent printable calendar.  So cute!

Then we’ve got the newest desktop calendar wallpapers available for download at Smashing Magazine.  They really have a bunch of great options this month!

I have this one on our desktop and it is so helpful for organizing icons!

…and I have this one on our laptop because I love the bunting 🙂

There’s also a free print available for download at Jones Design Company.

{it’s lookin’ a lot like an “April Showers” theme around here, huh?}

…and finally, a bunch of super cute Easter printables from Mooo.

{you’ll have to type in because wordpress won’t let me share this link}

Happy Downloading!

march happenings

Happy first day of March!  I’m not sure why, but I’m really excited about March.  I think it’s because it holds lots of great things to look forward to!

The spring forward time change is March 11th which means it gets darker, later. FINALLY!! I love having more hours of sunlight–I’m always so much more productive.

Then there’s St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, the first day of Spring on March 20th and…

my favorite…

The Hunger Games movie opens in theaters on March 23rd!

Also, don’t forget about switching out your desktop background with a cool, new one from Smashing Magazine.  Here’s a preview of the new ones for this month, or go HERE to see them all.

Finally, one last exciting bit of Spring news, Meg over at Winder and Main (formerly Little Blue Prints) just released this great new bag in her Etsy shop:

It’s called the Taryn Tote–isn’t it the perfect accessory for Spring?  Be sure to check it out plus all of the updates she’s done to the blog!

Well, folks…I’m looking forward to a great March.  Aren’t you?!