Friday, June 23, 2017

Family Goals (free printable)

My cute husband and I were just talking about how we are in the busiest season of our lives right now. Even though we try to limit our commitments outside the home, we still have lots on our plates these days.  Time passes so quickly, between shuttling kids to activities and our own service and individual projects and interests. that it's easy for us to look up and realize that we have just been in survival mode and not truly enjoying this incredible time of our lives. 

 I want to be very intentional with our time, so I created this monthly goals page for our family.  Each month we'll sit down and set some goals together and then post them in a very visible place so we are constantly reminded to make time for the things we want to do together.

We currently have one filled out and on our fridge.  It's a reminder to me every day to look for things to celebrate, to plan adventure into our days and to put the things that really matter first.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scripture Sketchnotes: Elijah

I have been wanting to start this series for months and I'm so excited to finally share it with you!  My General Conference sketchnotes have been a big hit and I had so much fun making them that I wanted to start sharing sketchnotes regularly for other gospel topics and scripture stories.

First up is a study of Elijah.  I studied him over a couple of weeks and added lots of notes to my scripture journal. This two page free download includes the highlights of the sketchnotes I drew. Click ADD TO CART below to grab your free copy.

A few ideas for how to use these sketchnotes:

  • Print on sticker paper, cut out the individual notes and add them to your scriptures or scripture journal.
  • Print on regular paper, color and cut out the individual notes and glue/tape them to your scriptures or scripture journal.
  • Have your children color them while you read the included suggested scriptures to them. (Or read the Scripture Stories version)
  • Using a light box, trace them into your scriptures.
How do you plan to use these pages?  I'd love to see them in action!

It seems fitting that I'm sharing this download today since it is our own Elijah's Gotcha Day.  Three years ago his adoption was finalized and he was sealed to our family forever. He's the reason I wanted to jump into a study of Elijah the Tishbite.  I wanted to have some cool stories to share with our little guy about a strong and faithful man who shares his name.

There are so many topics and people I'd love to study more deeply for this series. The list is pretty overwhelming!  Who/What would you like to see sketchnotes for?

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Friday, June 16, 2017

"You must do the things you think you cannot do"-- Eleanor Roosevelt (Free Coloring Page)

This page in my daily sketchbook project on Instagram seemed to really resonate with the people who saw it.  I'm preparing to add a print to sell in my shop, but I thought it would also be fun to give away a coloring page.

The download includes the full (8.5x11") quote as well as some 1/4 page quotes, perfect for handouts to youth groups or to trace into your journal or your scriptures.

I hope this serves as a positive reminder in your home or in your journal.

 And as always, I'd love to see your finished work.  Tag me on Instagram (@alivelyhope) so I can see what you've made.  To download the page for free, click ADD TO CART below.

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