Personalized Thanksgiving Napkin Wrap - Free Download

Personalized Thanksgiving Napkin Wrap      

Free Download

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I'm one of those people that loves the little touches. The things people probably don't notice. But detail is huge in my eyes. I whipped these up in ps6 Monday night because with Thanksgiving coming up in a couple of weeks I figure we are all somehow preparing a little bit here and there.  Now if you have a lot of company over for thanksgiving this is really perfect for getting everyone seated. 

Here I've made a free download for you to be able to  personalize yourself with your guests names in two different formats. For those with photoshop or an editing program the psd formatted download should download and open up right into your editing program. The jpeg format download you need to click on the photo below it will then open up, you should then right click and save. 

JPEG Format above

 

 

PSD Format below

Happy Thanksgiving!!

November Calendar Printable

November Calendar Print

Hello November! How did that happen? This year has gone by so fast! I'm a little bit sad the closer the end of the year comes the closer my last baby will be turning one. I mean he turns one in February but I feel like last year this time all I could think about was him coming during this time and now he'll be one in 3 months. Its so sad I can hardly believe it. Such a bittersweet moment. I am definitely soaking up these last moments. 

Anyways! Here is the November Printable. As always its incredibly adorable and free! One of my favorite things of course! Who doesn't love free! Just click on the picture then right click to save.

 

Happy November 1st 

Autumn Pumpkin Pick up Free Printable

Autumn Pumpkin Pick up Printable 

I know your thinking that is ADORABLE and I need it! Yes it is adorable and Yes you can have it! Printable downloads are the best! Its the easiest way to decorate the house for almost pennies alone! You can keep this cute Autumn printable out even through thanksgiving! The printable is from the cute Emmie at www.mysomedayinmay.com and the cute mock up is from www.welivedhappilyeverafter.com

5x7 Autumn Pumpkin Pick up

8x10 Autumn Pumpkin Pick up

Only 17 days left till Halloween & 41 till Thanksgiving! I love the holidays! 

October Calendar Download

October 

October Calendar

So I am a few days late on posting this cute calendar download but I'm better late than ever! I can't believe its October! Where has the time gone but also it feels like it took forever to finally get here! How does that even happen? I dont think we'll ever know! We have so much planned this month! This weekend we are heading to Big Bear Lake to get our real first experience of the autumn weather this season and indulge in the fall foliage. Its been since Autumn 2013 that I have seen any kind of autumn weather besides leaving turning from green to dead so you can imagine how excited I am!

We are also picking pumpkins from Cal Poly farm store in pomona from their pumpkin patch they do every year. We have a friend from our church that manages the store and its a huge hit each Autumn season. Hundreds attend every year and you wouldn't believe how crazy it gets! People have to park miles away toting their kids in wagons and strollers just to pick these amazing pumpkins!

And we can't forget going to Oak Glen cider mill for apple cider donuts and Snow Lined Orchard for apple picking. The girls love apples. Ivy has always been a huge fan of apples we find her sneaking into the kitchen getting her late night snack or her " late night apple " every night. And as gross as it may be finding apple cores sitting on her dresser in the morning it is nice knowing she likes to pick healthy snacks. Speaking of healthy snacks this last week Imogen also learned about apples at school. She talked all week long of Johnny apple seed and how " An apple a day keeps the doctor away " wouldn't you know she can't get enough of apples now. So 10 dollars worth of honey crisp apples later we have two healthy little eaters! Yay for that! 

With that being said I hope you have an incredible autumn season! Enjoy the fall foliage wherever you are and eat lots of pumpkin anything this season! Be sure to click the button below the calendar image above to get your October Calendar download! 

 

Fall Printables

Fall Printable Download

Because it's Friday and tomorrow is the first day of October I am starting the weekend off right and thats with giving away some seriously cute downloads! You can never have enough cute and fun Fall Printables! Feel Free to click the button below each Fall Print to download the image. 

Enjoy!

 

 

Harry Potter - His and Her Quidditch FREE Printable

She's a Catch & He's a Keeper

I've been obsessing over Harry Potter lately and I realized I dont have a single piece of Harry Potter decor in my house at all! Actually it began when my awesome in laws went on a dream vacation to Scotland, France and of course England and they got to tour all the sets of Harry Potter. Can you imagine? Literally a dream! I'm saying that with stars in my eyes. So my mother in law also brought up this idea how she wanted to have a Gryffindor themed bathroom! I loved the idea! Now we are only renting our home for the next 9 months so for now my dreams of having a Harry Potter themed bathroom is on hold but.... When we move you know what will be on my to do list! 

With that being said I started searching for awesome decor to find that well.. Everything was a little more than I wanted to pay for. There was no way I was willing to pay an arm and a leg for something that I could make myself. So I decided to come up with something myself. 

His and Her Quidditch signs. Ummm can you say CUTE! Yes CUTE! I am totally in love! They are adorable!  So for the next week I am going to let this be a free download for anyone to use. All I ask is you follow my instagram @19mottavenue and share the instagram photo! After the week is up to purchase the 5x7 download for $5.00 each you can find my contact info on the contact page of my blog. 

Be sure to click on the image to download it. 

 

Please be sure to comment on what you think of the download! Thanks! 

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Felt Leaf Autumn Garland - with FREE Autumn Leaf graphics

Autumn Leaf Garland 

Autumn Leaf Garland

Soo... I know its July.. But technically almost August. With today being July 29th and all we are what... July 30th - July 31st - AUGUST! like 2ish days away from August we are basically hitting Autumn soon... Well not really here in Southern California. I can kiss those dreams goodbye. HOWEVER! when I lived in New England you bet come mid August people consider that Fall! The cider mills start up again, orchards are ready for apple picking and here and there you can find a pumpkin! So I declare August OK to start thinking about Autumn. My husband thinks I'm absolutely crazy which I am completely Okay with. If its one thing I am crazy about it is Autumn. We got talking actually on the whole subject when he started talking trash on my pumpkin spice tea that I made after my bubble bath tonight and I got thinking. I have loved Autumn forever. As a child Halloween was my favorite holiday - still is. As I got older and my love for school grew I associated the beginning of the school year with Fall which again made me love it. 7th grade came and thats when I realized my love for photography because of my obsession with taking photos of leaves. Some of my favorite memories happen in the fall. 

For me Autumn is the equivalent of New years Day. My whole year starts fresh the first day of Fall. And actually I celebrate the Autumnal Equinox just like others celebrate any other holiday. There's a whole lot of pumpkin involved along with bringing out all the Autumn decorations (actually if I'm being totally honest I decorate before the first day..) This really isn't an obsession its more of me just expressing how much I love it. See I am currently stuck in one those unlucky places on this planet that does not have an actual Autumn. No leaves fall. You trick-or-treat in the heat and thats where things get complicated. I was moved from the most beautiful place in this country for Autumn (New England) where I had the opportunity to take sunday evening, back road trips through miles and miles of gorgeous crimson, burnt orange and more shades of brown colored leaves on trees than I can count. Moved to Sunny Los Angeles. Ha.. now I am grateful for the opportunity but you can bet that after this chapter is over I am moving back to a place where seasons exist. 

Tonight Skyler and I were discussing my love or as he says my obsession and how far back it goes. I got my first debit card at 15 years old. I still own it even though its been expired for years. I designed my card and on the card is an Autumn tree. We discussed as teenagers most have their favorite band poster on their room wall. I had posters of Autumn leaves. I could go on about this but the point is. is that I love Autumn. And I dont think theres a problem at all with that. It makes me happy. Its refreshing. " Life starts all over again when it gets Crisp in the Fall " F. Scott Fitzgerald -- He knew exactly what he was talking about.

SOO during this month of July I started a project that literally took all month long to finish with vacation, kids and just a lack of time it took that long. I did finish it and it is the perfect piece to add to my fall decor and honestly I do keep up a few things here and there all year long that remind me of fall and I think this one might be a keeper. 

This really was a simple project it just takes a lot of patience. 

I used about 5 sheets of felt fabric from Hobby Lobby and I traced paper leaves on each piece of fabric. I did as many as I could as I wanted the garland to be long. Note- your fingers get dirty with all the tracing with a black marker and its really unavoidable. Although if you have a cricket or silhouette (not sure how those two are actually spelled) this project will take maybe 2 hours tops if you choose to hand sew the leaf veins. 

Here below are the leaves that I used to trace for my felt leaves. Click on the button link below to get your free leaf graphics.  As far as materials go this really was as simple as it gets for something that turns out so beautifully. 

  • Felt Fabric - whatever colors 
  • Embroidery string 
  • scissors 
  • permanent marker
  • Leaf Graphic - cut out to trace
  • sewing machine if you want to sew all your leaves together or you can also string all the leaves together as well as hand sew the leaf veins. 
  • Patience and Time

Hope you love it! Let me know how yours turns out! 

i love you to the moon and back giveaway

    

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” 
― William Shakespeare

Growing up I always had a love for art. Not just one genre of art but I would say I loved it all. If it meant that one was able to share their soul with the world then so be it. Art is the Freedom people yearn for but cannot always find. Being able to be so in tune with your mind, heart and soul for me is the only true way that I know I will get anything out of this life. I live for the ever constant flow of creativity it is a huge drive in my life. 

With that being said, I want to do a small giveaway and also my first!  For the next week from Sunday June 12th to Saturday June 18th this watercolor painting is a downloadable link! Just click on the link below. In return all I ask is to pin the image and follow my instagram @19mottavenue. To pin the image be sure to hover over the photo.   

 

xoxo Alexa Pettengill