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……..so 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 SparklingTwine.com - I love you my deer!

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

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

 

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

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

 

-Carissa

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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!

-Carissa

July : : Free Printables & Downloadable Wallpaper! : : Summertime!

JULY IS HERE! How is that possible already?

It seems like summer just started and now I’m worried that it’s almost over! All of you in Central Illinois know that this summer has so far felt just like Spring…or a rain forest…or maybe the last 2+ years in Northern California made be “weather spoiled.”

Definition of weather spoiled: One who has lived in perfect and predictable Northern California climate for the duration of at least one cycle of the four season, therefore making them a big, whiny, baby when normal or unpredictable weather strikes.

I just hope I get over it by winter! And yes…I really just mentioned winter…incredibly inappropriate. So sorry!

I’ve created some downloadable goodies for you to get into the summertime/July 4th mood (and just in time since Independence Day is tomorrow!)

Calendar – Please click the below image to open a PDF of the calendar, “Save As” to your computer and print on 8.5 x 11 paper (cardstock is best.) Enjoy!

Please click to open a PDF of the calendar. “Save As” to your computer and print on 8.5 x 11 cardstock. Enjoy!

Smart Phone Wallpaper – Save to your phone and set as wallpaper!

July 2013 iPhone

Printable – Print on letter size 8.5 x 11 paper (preferably cardstock) and put in a frame or on the fridge.

July 2013 Printable 8.5 x 11
Please click to open a PDF of the calendar. “Save As” to your computer and print on 8.5 x 11 cardstock. Enjoy!

Enjoy your celebrations, paradesfriends , family and fireworks tomorrow!

Come back soon!

Please leave me a comment, it would certainly make me very happy!

-Carissa

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans…

For St. Patty’s day this year, we didn’t drink green beer or pinch anyone who wasn’t sporting green, BUT we did have a good time at our friend, Lynne’s house, eating corned beef & cabbage, drinking sparkling wine/drink of choice, playing board games and just goofing around!

Our goofy fun including making a “photo booth” with cheesy St. Patty’s day photo props! If YOU would like to print out some fun photo props for St. Patty’s Day next year…or just for fun next weekend…click HERE!

The “Lucky” banner in the background can be printed here.

Have a good day!!!

-Carissa

 

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St Pattys Day Collage

April : : Free Printables & Downloadable Wallpapers! : : Put a Bird On It…

Happy April Fools Day!I hope you got to play a few tricks on family members, co-workers or unsuspecting strangers today! I’m not into the whole “tricking” thing…I feel like Karma will come back and get me if I try anything at all! Plus I’m married to a if-you-get-me-I’ll-get-you-worse kind of guy…and I surely don’t want to start a prank war with the hubbie! Who knows what he would do to my make-up or hair products (and we certainly don’t want him messing with those!)

Anyway, I wanted to share a fun site with you all! It’s called Pic Monkey! [www.picmonkey.com] I just discovered this site recently and it’s so fun! Chalkboard designs are all the craze now and sometimes you just don’t have the time or patience to sit down and physically draw on a chalkboard. Well…this site has lots of great fonts and all you have to do is download this chalkboard background, upload it to Pic Monkey and design away!

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Or if you aren’t interested in designing your own chalkboard design, I have created a few for you to download! Free of charge, my gift to you…don’t mention it 🙂

Oh, one more thing, I know that my hubbie gives me a hard time about a) being terrified of birds and b) buying notebooks, candle holders, clothes, home decor and making crafts all with birds on them. When I made the second design, I knew the hubbie would get a good laugh especially when he remembers the Portlandia skit “Put a Bird On It.” The skit is hysterical…it’s 2 minutes of your life that you’ll never get back…but it will certainly give you a chuckle. Click HERE to watch it! You’ll thank me later…

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Not only do I have those beautiful chalkboard designs for you but I also have the April 2013 Printable Calendar and Downloadable iPhone Wallpaper for you! These make me so happy…there is just something so fun about polka dots and floral! (Oh, and there is a white version for those of you who don’t enjoy polka dots as much as I do…shame on you!) Enjoy!

Calendar – Print on letter size paper (cardstock if you have it!)

April 2013 Calendar - BlueDot April 2013 Calendar - White

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

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I hope your Easter weekend was full of love, joy and good food!

Come back soon!

-Carissa