Christmas List Free Printable

With a newborn in the house I'm trying to plan ahead for Christmas. Of course, seeing all the Christmas decor helps as a friendly reminder that it's not too far away. I don't know about you, but sometimes when I'm out shopping if I see the perfect gift I go ahead and buy it even if it's July. And then sometimes I hide it away and totally forget about it. And if I'm being completely honest, my memory seems to be shot after having a baby. So in an effort to stay on track this year I used some illustrations from one of my favorite illustrators, Lisa Glanz and created a Christmas Gift List printable to help get your organized. You can print out the version with lines or if you don't like to be contained there is a version without lines. 

I hope you enjoy the free Christmas printable! I'd love to see how you use the lists, so please share with me on Instagram.

Playing catch up

I can't believe I haven't written a post since November of 2015.... wow a lot has happened in the past year!! I'll give you the short and sweet version: I found out I was pregnant on New Years Eve, went to Cambodia in February, lost my sweet Reese-dogg in March, got a new puppy (Molly) in May, sold our house in June, moved to Alabama in July, and had a precious little girl in August.

This was taken at my friend's New Years Eve wedding. We found out that afternoon that I was pregnant after doing two pregnancy tests.

This was taken at my friend's New Years Eve wedding. We found out that afternoon that I was pregnant after doing two pregnancy tests.

Watching the sunrise at Angor Wat. The mission trip was incredible. It was exhausting in every way imaginable. We couldn't take photos of the kids we worked with for privacy reasons, but this photo was from the end of the trip as our team recouped from the week in Phonem Penh.

Watching the sunrise at Angor Wat. The mission trip was incredible. It was exhausting in every way imaginable. We couldn't take photos of the kids we worked with for privacy reasons, but this photo was from the end of the trip as our team recouped from the week in Phonem Penh.

On March 19th as I was coming home from a trip & picking up Haylee for spring break when we unexpectedly lost my Sweet Reese. She was a month shy of being 10 years old. She was my first baby and I still miss her.

On March 19th as I was coming home from a trip & picking up Haylee for spring break when we unexpectedly lost my Sweet Reese. She was a month shy of being 10 years old. She was my first baby and I still miss her.

I wasn't sure about getting another dog so soon after Reese passed, but then I met this girl. We named her Molly and she's super cuddly, sweet, hilarious and just what our family needed after the emptiness of losing Reese. 

I wasn't sure about getting another dog so soon after Reese passed, but then I met this girl. We named her Molly and she's super cuddly, sweet, hilarious and just what our family needed after the emptiness of losing Reese. 

After almost 4 years in this house in NC we said goodbye in July. We finished the renovations and the house sold in less than 2 weeks. We were beyond happy and relieved to have it sold as we headed south to Montgomery.

After almost 4 years in this house in NC we said goodbye in July. We finished the renovations and the house sold in less than 2 weeks. We were beyond happy and relieved to have it sold as we headed south to Montgomery.

This is our adorable rental house in Montgomery. I absolutely love living in a historic home and we're loving the neighborhood and our neighbors. However, moving in the Alabama heat of July when you're 7 months pregnant is not fun.

This is our adorable rental house in Montgomery. I absolutely love living in a historic home and we're loving the neighborhood and our neighbors. However, moving in the Alabama heat of July when you're 7 months pregnant is not fun.

Meet Emma Grace! She joined us a bit early on August 27th weighing in at 7lbs 8oz and 18" long. She's 8 days new in this photo and she is  just the most precious gift from God.

Meet Emma Grace! She joined us a bit early on August 27th weighing in at 7lbs 8oz and 18" long. She's 8 days new in this photo and she is  just the most precious gift from God.

So that's the short and sweet of a year's worth of events. I plan to keep up with the blog more and share some of the graphic design projects I've worked on. I also really want to do a before and after post on our NC house. I was so proud of how the renovations turned out and we did most of it ourselves!