December : : Free Calendar & Downloadable Wallpaper! : : I Love You My Deer!

It’s beginning to look feel a lot like Christmas! 

With 30 degree temps here in Illinois, it is certainly beginning to feel a lot like winter! That means that decorating for the holidays is just around the corner and its bittersweet!

We have SO much to do around our new home that we purchased in October! Case in point: Painting (every single room), hardware changes, organizing everything, unpacking (yes..still), getting the nursery ready (yay!), furnace trouble (boo), filing and re-filing all sorts of paperwork…… this means that decorating for the holidays is waaaaaay at the bottom of the “real” priority list but, it’s on the top of the “feel good” priority list. (i.e. – I don’t really need to do these things, but it just makes my heart happy to do them and see them all pretty!)

So…my heart has won the battle and we are doing just *a little* decorating this year…just a tad.

On a different note, I have been so obsessed with doodling lately (mainly on my iPad), so I am sharing one of my pretties with you in the form of the downloadable December 2013 calendar and phone wallpaper (two versions!). A sweet, little deer!

Calendar – Click the image below to open a PDF of the December calendar. Print on letter size paper (cardstock is best, if you have it!)

December 2013 Calendar by - I love you my deer!

iPhone Wallpaper – Save to your phone and set as wallpaper!

December 2013 iPhone Wallpaper by - I love you my deer!
December 2013 iPhone Wallpaper by – I love you my deer!


December 2013 iPhone Wallpaper by - I love you my deer!

HAPPY, HAPPY HOLIDAYS & good luck in your holiday decorating!



November : : Free Calendar & Downloadable Wallpaper! : : Stay Clever Little Fox

Hello and Happy November!

It’s time for leaves, bonfires, hoodies, s’mores, boots & tights and SO many more great autumn things! There is just “something” about fall weather that is so amazing and refreshing, I missed this weather very much while living in sunny, always 70 degree, California. What did I NOT miss? Winter….oh, you dreaded winter please do not come this year! (yeah right)

Recently, I have had a plethora of time on my hands….wait….I’m being completely sarcastic. My husband and I bought our first home (more to come on that,) we found out that our little bundle is a BOY and we have been painting and cleaning this new house like crazy! Being a pregnant woman can be exhausting…let alone painting until the wee hours each night just to wake up, go to work and do it all over again! Mr. Brown and I have been working our butts off.

Amidst all the hustle and bustle, a way for me to feel creative and productive (and not completely insane) is to doodle…SO this month’s calendar is just that! A doodle!

And yes…it’s a fox. Foxes are a popular animal right now; I have no idea how an animal can be more popular than others…Pinterest I suppose…but I think foxes are adorable. And no, no one knows what the fox says. (Click here if you don’t know what I’m refering to) Anyway….here it is!

Calendar – Click the image below to open a PDF of the November calendar. Print on letter size paper (cardstock if you have it!)

November 2013 Calendar

iPhone Wallpaper – Save to your phone and set as wallpaper!

November 2013 iPhone

I hope to show you our lovely little cottage VERY soon so STAY TUNED!

Come back soon!


: : 8 Months of Marriage : : & My “Love is” Doodle!

I can’t believe that it’s already been 8 months since I married my handsome husband! On one hand, it feels like we’ve been married for decades…and on the other, it feels like we just got back from our honeymoon last week!

Nate + Carissa Wedding | Deidre Lynn Photography | |

I am blessed to have found someone who is my best friend and love of my life. Plus, it’s great to be able to giggle over silly things, hang out on the couch together, rock out to our favorite music, talk about our mutual (and not so mutual) life goals, daydream about our future kids and just have a good time with each other! All the while being completely trusting and comfortable with one another and totally ourselves.

(Don’t get me wrong, not every day has been a walk in the park. We’ve had a few rough days where we’d prefer to be on different planets (different galaxies even)…but those days help us to keep it real and appreciate the good days even that much more.)

Anyway, 8 months ago today, I stood in the sweltering heat, saying my vows to a handsome man and listening to my grandparents read a few bible verses. One of those verses came from 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13. Today, I wanted to not only remember our wedding day but also the message in the verse. Here’s the verse:

1 Corinthians 13

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

And here is my doodle with a few of my favorite parts of the verse….


Thanks for looking and stop by again soon!


Happy Spring! I feel like doodling…

Happy 1st day of Spring everyone!

I know that everyone (all over the country) is ready for summer, swim suits, picnics, sun bathing, flip flops, barbecues and boating (are you drooling yet?) BUT we are stuck with Spring for now.

I know Spring doesn’t hold a candle to summer (in my eyes) but it is still so beautiful and much needed!

Today on my morning commute, I was able to sit down and I felt the need to doodle. (Who am I kidding though…I get this urge a lot) As I was looking outside at the gloomy sky, I actually felt appreciative of the gray clouds and looming rain. Here’s why…rainy, cloudy days like today really help us to appreciate the beautifully sunny ones. So here’s my inspirational doodle to love Spring and all it includes! (Rain, flowers, cute umbrellas, Easter, clouds, patterned rain boots, bright colors and the sun)

Happy Spring everyone!!!