Hello Spring Free Printable

Hello Spring Free Printable | happyapple.us

I’m interrupting my regularly scheduled outfit post to bring you a free printable in honor of spring. I am so glad that we are starting to get some warmer temperatures that I wanted to make something special to decorate my walls with. Just click the picture to get to the printable.  As an added bonus I made it into a 3×4 Project Life Card, which you can also download for free, at this link.

I think we are going to finally able to start evening walks around our neighborhood this week, we have tried several times in the past couple weeks and it has been just a tad cold and we have quickly turned back. I also think we have some outdoor activities planned for this coming weekend that I’m looking forward too.

What are your favorite spring activities?

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Easter Egg Decorating


Easter Sunday is right around the corner! Gunnar and I decided to decorate eggs this year at our house. While I like decorating my eggs with dye I wanted to break the mold this year and try something new. So I gathered up some non-tradition egg decorating supplies and we spent about an hour last weekend decorating our eggs.



The three ways we decorated eggs was by sharpie marker, tissue paper decoupage, and my favorite craft supply, washi tape. They were easy and except for the decoupage it wasn’t messy at all.


We used Gold and Bronze sharpie markers to draw patterns and our initials, if you need inspiration for letting check out my lettering board on Pinterest. The washi tape wouldn’t come out smooth on any egg when you tried to go all the way around it but we embraced the imperfection and went with it. And then for the decoupage, I just brushed it on the egg and then went over it with more mod podge to seal it to the egg surface.


We came up with some really cute and colorful eggs for our Easter weekend! My favorite one is the one that says The Hoffmans 2015!

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Project Life : Week 12

2015 Project Life : Week 12 | happyapple.us

Week 12! Easter is almost upon us. I cannot believe how quickly this year is going by.

2015 Project Life : Week 12 | happyapple.us

We stopped in for a quick visit at my parent’s house. Gunnar and I also go to go to Video Games Live and had a blast listening to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra play video game music.

2015 Project Life : Week 12 | happyapple.us

This week I tried something new to see if it would help with my Project Life work flow on busy weeks. I used the Project Life App to create this 12×12 page and then printed it out and gave it a border of scrapbooking paper. I really liked how well the app handled the phone to print process. It printed out clear images and allowed me to adjust pictures in the app in case they were too dark or needed a little more contrast. I really liked the process it was quick and easy, once I figured out how to connect to the printer, and gave me a good quality print for my scrapbook.

2015 Project Life : Week 12 | happyapple.us


If you only have a few minutes a week or take mostly phone pictures you should look into this app. It lets you print out at 12×12 or 8×8 if you don’t have a large format printer.

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Illustrated Chinese Proverb

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Sometimes I feel like the Chinese Proverbs are right on point. This one is so true, and I love how it turned out. The flowers are so sweet. I did this as a experimentation in illustrating the book and from there it grew into this entire illustration.

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What I Wore : Stripes

What I Wore : Stripes

This is another transitional outfit I really love wearing for spring. I like that the jacket is light enough I don’t get too warm indoors but I get that extra layer in the chilly spring mornings. Also this is my go to hair style when I can’t get anything else to work for me. Throw it up in a bun and call it a day.

What I Wore : Stripes

I am so ready for warmer weather! I can’t wait till I get to wear my dresses.

What I Wore : Stripes What I Wore : Stripes


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