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I Tolerate You Free Valentines / Freebie Fridays

Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

YES! Thank goodness it’s Freebie Friday! Hope you came over here ready to share and click and find all new fun freebies and friends.

Scroll down to download my new freebie, and scroll even further down to join in on the link party below. Here’s what I’m sharing today:

I Tolerate You Free Valentines / Freebie Fridays

 

I Tolerate You Free Valentines / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

Man, oh man. Valentine’s Day. Are you the kind of person who takes this day super seriously? Or are you more like me? I think it’s a day for gags and chocolate and nothing else.

Because I tell my loved ones they’re loved as often as possible. No need for a “day.” No need for a special dinner. Although, if anyone’s reading this, Indian food sounds good.

So, print these anti-Valentine’s valentines, and give them to your friends (or frenemies?) with some chocolate. Chocolate heals all wounds. I wouldn’t advise giving one to your lover unless he/she is awesome and also likes chocolates.

 

I Tolerate You Free Valentines / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel
I Tolerate You Free Valentines / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

Files are 8.5″x11″ PDFs in horizontal and vertical, meant to be cut in half for two valentines. For best results, print on thick card stock and trim with a craft knife. For personal use only. Do not sell or claim as your own. Give credit where it’s due. In other words, play nice.

Font (affiliate link, yo): La Fa Salt

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P.S. Past Freebie Fridays here.

20 Free Fairy Tale Printables for Kids’ Rooms

A moment, if you will. Today is my daughter’s fifth birthday. Half a decade.

When we brought her home from the hospital, we were kind of amazed that we could leave just like that. No certifications, no real experience to speak of. And yet, we were tasked with keeping this tiny human alive. It was such an honor, and so so scary because our baby was so fragile and couldn’t tell us what she wanted.

We were pantomiming around like Marcel Marceau for the first year of her life, which is fine if you’re Marcel Marceau, but I’m not.

Now that she’s able to tell us in exact detail what she wants and when she wants it, I’m sometimes in awe of her choices.

For her birthday today, for the second year in the row, she deliberately chose a frilly pink princess costume to wear to school, complete with a tiara and a medal around her neck that says “winner.”

I set about looking for these fairy tale printables as a way of time-capsuling this moment, when she wants nothing more than fairies, princesses, pinks and pastels. I think she’d love it. I hope you do, too.

20 Free Fairy Tale Printables for Kids’ Rooms

Click on the links below the images to go to the printables’ individual download pages.

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Frozen banner (other designs, too!) • Made of StardustArendelle Frozen poster (+ several other designs) • Be BraveHakuna MatataWild and FreePrincess silhouettes (+more)

I’m in love with the vintage-style Disney travel posters. You just exchange your email for the files, and they’re well worth it. In fact, it’s my next project: to print out the Arendelle poster above and hang it in my daughter’s room.

Speaking of free things in exchange for an email, have you signed up for my mailing list?

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I Want the Fairy TaleKingdom Chocolatier poster (+ more Frozen posters) • UnicornTinker Bell (+more) • Have Courage and Be KindCinderella’s Castle • Snow Monster (+ more Frozen posters) • Watercolor HorseI Believe in FairiesLet It Go


P.S. More freebies. More children’s printables. And why we love fairy tales.

Picasso Quote Everything You Can Imagine Free Art Printable / Freebie Fridays

Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

YES! Thank goodness it’s Freebie Friday! Hope you came over here ready to share and click and find all new fun freebies and friends.

Scroll down to download my new freebie, and scroll even further down to join in on the link party below. Here’s what I’m sharing today:

Picasso Quote Everything You Can Imagine Free Art Printable / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

 

Picasso Quote Everything You Can Imagine Free Art Printable / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

We are coming up on my little girl’s 5th birthday next week.

This age comes with challenges, but overall it’s my favorite yet. She’s inquisitive, curious, imaginative, so pure of motive and heart. She couldn’t care less about the minutiae of the day. “How was your day at school?” is met with a shrug and an “it’s OK” and then it’s on to fairies, ponies, magic, flying dragons and who can blame her?

It’s far more interesting to fly with an umbrella and ice skate in the living room.

I made this for all the kids out there with vivid imaginations. Which means I made it for everyone. That means you.

Do me a favor and daydream for a little today. Look at the clouds and let your mind wander. I wonder what kind of castles you’ll build in the sky.

File is 8.5″x11″ PDF. For personal use only. Do not sell or claim as your own. Give credit where it’s due. In other words, play nice.

Fonts: Aqua Grotesque + Tamoro Script

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P.S. Past Freebie Fridays here.

16 Books I’m Still Thinking About

16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

I read more than 29,000 pages last year. Well, most of those I “listened” to. Thank god for audiobooks, without which I would’ve read maybe three books total.

My ridiculously long commute has that one silver lining: It’s my only real time to read.

So: 29,000 pages, which means 82 books. Of those 82 books, these are the 16 I’m still thinking about and bringing up in conversations on a regular basis. I wholeheartedly recommend you add them to your reading list.

(To be clear, I read these books in 2015. They weren’t necessarily released in 2015.)

16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel


16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • The Cranes Dance • Little Gold Pixel

The Cranes Dance / Meg Howrey

File under: Ballet, mental illness, literature, suspense
Plot: A ballerina slowly unravels after her more-talented sister is injured.
Review: Guys, my plot line isn’t doing this book justice. This novel grabbed me tight and never let go. I was on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen with Kate next as we peeled away the layers of her life. The author did an amazing job with the voice and vibe of the book.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Luckiest Girl Alive • Little Gold Pixel

Luckiest Girl Alive / Jessica Knoll

File under: Mean Girls, Cruel Intentions, literature
Plot: A twentysomething social climber is forced to face her high school traumas.
Review: Without giving anything away, I thought this book was amazing. The protagonist is understandably unlikeable, and yet I’m rooting for her. No subject is too taboo here. The complexity of human emotion is rendered expertly in a smart, well-drawn manner.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • The Good Girl • Little Gold Pixel

The Good Girl / Mary Kubica

File under: Suspense, kidnapping, mystery, literature
Plot: Well-to-do twentysomething goes missing, but nothing is as it seems.
Review: This was masterfully done suspense. A page turner. The multiple narrator setup didn’t even annoy me like it usually does.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • All the Light We Cannot See • Little Gold Pixel

All the Light We Cannot See / Anthony Doerr

File under: WWII, lyrical literature, life
Plot: The lives of a blind French girl and a German boy intersect during WWII.
Review: Despite my lackluster plot synopsis, I thought this book was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read. I read a blurb that said Doerr “illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.” That’s the takeaway I got, too. So sad, so hopeful, so … life.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel • Bones & All

Bones & All / Camille DeAngelis

File under: Supernatural, coming of age, the stuff nightmares are made of
Plot: Since she was a baby, Maren has had what you might call “an issue” with affection. Anytime someone cares for her too much, she can’t seem to stop herself from eating them. Now a teen, Maren’s mom abandons her and she’s left to fend for herself.
Review: At times this book made my stomach churn, but I devoured it hungrily.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Cinder series • Little Gold Pixel

Cinder / Marissa Meyer

File under: Y.A., Cinderella, fairytale, sci fi, supernatural, steampunk, futuristic, yes I realize some of these descriptions are kinda contradictory
Plot: Cinder is a bad-ass cyborg in New Beijing who can’t catch a freaking break.
Review: This was an unexpectedly great read. I am legitimately irritated to be on the library waiting list for the second installment.
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What I've Been Reading • Book Club Ideas • Little Gold Pixel

The Book of Strange New Things / Michel Faber

File under: Suspense, space, sci fi, religion, philosophical
Plot: Man is tapped to teach Christianity to the natives on a newly colonized planet, where not everything is as it seems.
Review: There are so many ways this could’ve gone, but it didn’t, and I was pleasantly surprised at how it all unfurled.
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What I've Been Reading • Book Club Ideas • Little Gold Pixel

The Chaperone / Laura Moriarty

File under: Historical fiction, literary fiction, Kansas, 1920s
Plot: Cora chaperones a young Louise Brooks from Wichita, Kan., to New York City in the early 1920s.
Review: This book was an easter egg of interesting plots following the titular character, Cora. Moriarty knows my home state well (see: The Center of Everything), and it was engrossing to walk the streets of my hometown via the lens of orphan trains, the Prohibition Era, women’s suffrage and reproductive rights.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

Cartwheel / Jennifer duBois

File under: Literary fiction, crime, whodunit, mystery
Plot: Exchange student goes on trial for the murder of a fellow exchange student. Did she do it?
Review: More than your typical whodunit, this book delves deep into the human psyche. A masterpiece.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone / Laini Taylor

File under: Fantasy, star-crossed lovers
Plot: Karou, a girl raised by magical creatures, gets caught up in an otherworldly battle.
Review: This is not my usual genre, but oh my did I love it. Impatiently awaiting library holds on the next installment.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

Never Let Me Go / Kazuo Ishiguro

File under: Dystopian, coming of age, literary fiction
Plot: Students reminisce about their time at a very unusual school.
Review: I’m being vague so I don’t give anything away, but this book gutted me. So beautiful, so sad.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

The Circle / Dave Eggers

File under: Dystopian, conspiracy theory, cult, technology is evil
Plot: Vapid woman works for giant social media company and watches as it moves forward with its plans for worldwide domination and the criminalization of privacy.
Review: What this book lacks in character development it makes up for in raising important questions in our digital age.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

Station Eleven / Emily St. John Mandel

File under: Dystopian, Shakespearean, literature, everything is connected
Plot: An acting troupe roams the countryside after a rogue illness sweeps out 99% of the world population.
Review: Amazing. The first dystopian novel I’ve read where the overall message was HOPE.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

Shine Shine Shine / Lydia Netzer

File under: Literature, humor, magical
Plot: The love story of Sunny and Maxon, a bald miracle and a savant astronaut who are the centers of each other’s universes.
Review: Every sentence Lydia Netzer writes is pure gold.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

Fates and Furies / Lauren Groff

File under: Literature, romance, life narrative, heartbreaking
Plot: The marriage and secrets of Lotto and Mathilde, told from both perspectives.
Review: Shadows of Love Story but so much more depth. I read a lot of books about love/marriage last year, but this one still managed to surprise me.
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16 Books I'm Still Thinking About • Little Gold Pixel

Kitchens of the Great Midwest / J. Ryan Stradal

File under: Literature, food oh my god the food, coming of age, family drama
Plot: The linear yet nonlinear story of everyone who inspires Eva, a wunderkind chef.
Review: It’s a rare thing when the main character is the one you know the least about in a book but you’re OK with it. And, really, Eva isn’t the main character. Neither are any of the secondary characters. The Midwest is the main character here, and it’s drawn with perfection.Goodreads


What books did you read last year that you’re still thinking about? Share in the comments!

P.S. 12 books I was thinking about last year.

David Bowie Free Art Printables / Freebie Fridays

David Bowie Free Art Printables / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

YES! Thank goodness it’s Freebie Friday! Hope you came over here ready to share and click and find all new fun freebies and friends.

Scroll down to download my new freebie, and scroll even further down to join in on the link party below. Here’s what I’m sharing today:

David Bowie Free Art Printables

David Bowie Free Art Printables / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

I’ve been off-kilter all week. David Bowie, man. The only solace I take in losing such a musical genius is reading about how everyone else is feeling the same way I do. This man has provided the soundtrack to many of our lives.

When it came time to make a few freebies for today’s post, it was a no-brainer that I would pay homage to the Goblin King. But which songs? This was no easy feat, as you might imagine.

In the end, I was drawn to two songs that touched me at different points in my life: Heroes and Underground (aka the intro song to “Labyrinth“).

What’s your favorite David Bowie song? Share in the comments.

Underground lyrics

Files are 8.5″x11″ PDFs. For personal use only. Do not sell or claim as your own. Give credit where it’s due. In other words, play nice.

Font: Runaway Regular

David Bowie Free Art Printables / Freebie Fridays • Underground Lyrics • Little Gold Pixel

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Heroes lyrics

Files are 8.5″x11″ PDFs. For personal use only. Do not sell or claim as your own. Give credit where it’s due. In other words, play nice.

Font: Runaway Regular

David Bowie Free Art Printables / Freebie Fridays • Heroes Lyrics • Little Gold Pixel

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P.S. Past Freebie Fridays here.

Little Gold Pixel’s State of the Blog Report

Little Gold Pixel's State of the Blog Report

I’ve been writing this blog for nearly 8 years. I’m guessing most of you haven’t been here that long.

It started as a place to publicize my Etsy photography shop. After my daughter was born, it enjoyed a rebirth (ha!) as a family blog. And, over the past few years, it’s been morphing into something even more personal: my creative outlet.

According to the recent State of the Blog survey I sent to my newsletter subscribers, this is how you know me.

Freebies. Design. Creativity. Tips & Tricks.

And thank goodness! It’s been an awful long ride of Internet identity to get here, to the point where I feel like I’ve finally found my niche and, in turn, my people (that’s you).

Before I hit this stride, I would send out periodic readership questionnaires, and I’d get a smattering of responses. I thought I hit the big time a few years ago when I got more than 50!

Imagine my surprise when I got hundreds of responses last week. Woah. And I only posted about it in two places: Facebook and my newsletter. I didn’t write a blog post about it (say whaaaat). I’m awestruck, seriously. Thanks for the feedback — I’m listening. And thanks for the support.

If you’ve been here since the beginning — ahem, Aunt Kristi — I’m so happy you’re still around.

If this is the first post you are seeing, welcome. Check out the freebies, stay for the fun.

If you missed out on the survey, I’d still love to get your responses. It only takes a few minutes here.


Little Gold Pixel’s State of the Blog Report

Here are some of the stats from the survey, using pie charts and word clouds (I know, so 2010)!

I asked readers to describe Little Gold Pixel in three words, and these are the words that came up most often:

Little Gold Pixel's State of the Blog Report


Readership

Little Gold Pixel's State of the Blog Report

I was really shocked to find out that everyone is either super new around here, or they’ve been reading forever. I must’ve alienated all my mom blog friends! Well, maybe not all. There are still a few! Hi! And some Etsy friends, too. Pinterest remains a big source of new traffic for me, largely thanks to the popularity of my first free printable roundup. That one has longevity. “Other” is largely Google searches and people web surfing from one link to another.


Blog reading

Little Gold Pixel's State of the Blog Report

I learned a few things from this information:

  1. I need to be better about sending a newsletter every two weeks. For those of you who do not know, it’s every other Sunday. I slacked off a lot last year and sometimes would let a month lapse between newsletters. You probably had forgotten about me by that point. Every two weeks it is, from here on out.
  2. I need to post on a schedule. Even the readers who responded “just right” also wrote in that it would be nice to know WHEN I would be posting.

I’ve already started implementing a more logical posting schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Monday and Wednesday will be rotating topics. Friday is, of course, Freebie Fridays.


Features

Little Gold Pixel's State of the Blog Report

I’ve slowly been transitioning away from parenting stories now that Alexa is getting older, but now I’ll make it official: This is no longer a parenting/family blog. That doesn’t mean I won’t tell stories within the context of my posts. I just won’t be dedicating entire posts to them. For a few years this blog served as a time capsule for my family, and that was nice while it lasted, but I feel the need to building a higher privacy fence. It seems we’re all in alignment on this one. Besides, Google Analytics tells me 60 percent of you aren’t even parents!


Requests

Little Gold Pixel's State of the Blog Report

I’m really excited to see the interest in more design tips and tutorials, because I’d like to branch out more in this direction. I have a few irons in the fire for some content that will be premium, either by yearly membership or as a one-time investment. I also have a few more resource pages in the works. As always, let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to learn. Photoshop, Illustrator, shortcuts in free programs? Let me know!


Requests

Little Gold Pixel's State of the Blog Report

First of all, these pie charts crack me up because everything is so close to being evenly split. So much so that while I was compiling these charts I ordered pizza for dinner because … what else?

You want more text-based printables. Sayings, quotes, clever stuff. Gotcha, friends.

I’m completely flabbergasted by the amount of you who love rustic home decor. Like, I’m at the other end of the spectrum. Modern minimalist/MCM. It’s good to know, though, so I can make things that fit your aesthetic, and share things with you on social media that you’re interested in!


Social Media

Little Gold Pixel's State of the Blog Report

Last but not least: social media. This looks like a breakdown of where I spend my time, with the exception of Snapchat. Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to add yet another account. Everywhere else, I’m @littlegoldpixel. I try to share something at least once a day on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. If you share a photo of any of my printables in action, I’d love to see. Please tag me and use this hashtag: #goforgoldpixel


Any thoughts/ideas on how to improve the blog? Share in the comments. And don’t forget to join the newsletter below. One of the survey respondents from my newsletter won a $25 Amazon gift card. This the kind of action you could be in on, too!

 

Inspirational Gallery Wall for Kids / Frame Game

Inspirational Gallery Wall for Kids • Frame Game is an occasional series in which I take readers' gallery wall requests and find art that fits their personalities • Little Gold Pixel

Frame Game is an occasional series in which I take readers’ gallery wall requests and find art that fits their personalities. Click here to see past Frame Games.

Today’s wall was inspired by Kelsey, who is looking for ideas for her office at a nonprofit serving Chicago’s homeless youth.

In her own words:

“We provide community outreach, counseling, case management, and transitional housing for youth 17-24 y/o. My office right now could really use some decorative prints — I just started working here about a month ago, and my walls are pretty bare and boring atm.

I’d love to create a therapeutic space that promotes healing, safety, kindness, and positive potential.

“My goal is to create a space where youth feel safe, accepted, and motivated.”

Many of the youth I work with love Beyonce (although I guess this goes without saying because who doesn’t love Beyonce?), the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bulls, and the Pixar movie Inside Out.

Many of our clients identify as LGBT, and so I’d like to incorporate themes of acceptance and gender/sexual identity affirmation. My goal is to create a space where youth feel safe, accepted, and motivated.”

Inspirational Gallery Wall for Kids

I broke a lot of my own rules for this gallery wall.

I almost didn’t want it to feel like an office at all. Wouldn’t it be great for these homeless young people to walk in Kelsey’s office and feel like they’re at home?

The very first thing I did was give the wall a sense of place — Chicago — in this case the Chicago White Sox pennant. I found a great free pattern. All you have to do is print it out several times, glue each page to construction paper, cut out the banners and string them up along the wall.

You’ll notice I went all out with the inspirational sayings. I think words can be more powerful than images for our target audience. I went for self-affirmation, a Beyonce quote, a Harry Potter theme and a little helpful Inside Out game. All Kelsey would need to do is hang up a chalkboard, hooks and print out the character faces to have a pretty easy conversation starter with her teens.

Still, I felt like something was missing. In the great big world of free printables, there aren’t a lot of subtle and beautiful LGBT options. So … I had to make one myself. Enter the watercolor rainbow (which I’m sure would hold up at poster size if anyone were so inclined to do so).

To download these printables, click on the links below the roundup to go to the original download pages.

Inspirational Gallery Wall for Kids • Frame Game is an occasional series in which I take readers' gallery wall requests and find art that fits their personalities • Little Gold Pixel

White Sox pennantBeyonce quoteRainbow PrintableHarry Potter quoteBraver, Stronger Smarter quoteDon’t Worry, Be HappyBe Bold Be Brave Be YouBeYOUtifulInside Out printables

A few others not pictured, in case Kelsey wants to switch out a few to freshen things up:

If You Wanna Splurge

Sometimes, no matter how long you search for the perfect free printable (hey, it might still be out there!), there comes a time in every curator’s life when you simply must pay for good, quality art. Please do. I believe in supporting artists!

This is what I’d buy for Kelsey. A gorgeous, fun Beyonce print from Draw Me a Song. It’s hard to imagine anyone seeing this artwork and not getting a big kick out of it (as well as some vicious dance moves).

Draw Me a Song • https://www.etsy.com/listing/206619460/single-ladies-dance-music-poster-queen-b

Interested in being featured on the Frame Game?

Since I’ve started rounding up free printables, I’ve received a lot of emails seeking help with various scenarios you have in your homes. The Frame Game queue is quite long right now, and wait times could be a year or longer.

If you have a pressing decor dilemma you’d like me to solve in the meantime, I do offer gallery wall consultations with a guaranteed delivery date of a week or less.

Check out my packages:

Feel free to contact me for any custom needs or to be added to the looooooong Frame Game queue.


P.S. The frames featured in this post are mockups. Check the individual download pages for details on ideal image size. Want to print something huge but it's sized at 8x10? Consider a larger frame with a mat. (Example here.)

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Abstract Rainbow Free Art Printable / Freebie Fridays

Abstract Rainbow Free Art Printable / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

YES! Thank goodness it’s Freebie Friday! Hope you came over here ready to share and click and find all new fun freebies and friends.

Scroll down to download my new freebie, and scroll even further down to join in on the link party below. Here’s what I’m sharing today:

Abstract Rainbow Free Art Printable

Abstract Rainbow Free Art Printable / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

I’ve been working on the next Frame Game, which will go live tomorrow. This one tugs at the heartstrings because it’s a gallery wall for a social worker whose nonprofit helps homeless youth, a lot of whom identify as LGBT.

Usually I find an abundance of free printables to share, and I have to cull them to come up with the best collection. This was certainly the case this time, but with one exception.

I really wanted a graphic rainbow. Something that wasn’t obvious, gaudy or cheeseball. But something uplifting and encouraging. Something these kids would look at and smile, because it works on two levels: a universal symbol of gay pride and a universal symbol of hope.

I couldn’t find this very specific printable. So I made it myself.

Hope to see you back here tomorrow for the rest of the Frame Game!

In the meantime, enjoy!

File is an 8″x10″ PDF. For personal use only! Play nice!

Abstract Rainbow Free Art Printable / Freebie Fridays • Little Gold Pixel

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P.S. Past Freebie Fridays here.

Free Minimalist 2016 Printable Calendar

Free Minimalist 2016 Printable Calendar • Little Gold Pixel

I made the mistake of telling my soon-to-be 5-year-old that her birthday is later this month. Now every morning it’s “Is today my birthday?” — which is pretty much the equivalent of “Are we there yet?” on the scale of Cute –> Annoying.

To save myself from this broken-record syndrome, I located my calendar files from last year and gave them a little update.

Now tomorrow morning when Alexa wakes up, we will circle her birthday and start the countdown.

Free Minimalist 2016 Printable Calendar • Little Gold Pixel

Have you ever taken cake orders from a preschooler for her birthday? They’re surprisingly elaborate. I’m going to need the next three weeks to accommodate the demands for strawberry “princess” cupcakes with alternating vanilla and chocolate frosting and “soft” glitter rainbow sprinkles with a jewel on top.

You may not get one of these ah-maz-ing cupcakes, but the good news my friends is that I’m sharing the printable calendars for free again this year!

Free Minimalist 2016 Printable Calendar

High-res PDF includes each month in 8×10 format, easy to print on 8.5×11 paper.

Free Minimalist 2016 Printable Calendar • Little Gold Pixel

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THE FINE PRINT: As always, play nice. For personal use only. Share with friends. Tag @littlegoldpixel on Instagram so I can see how you’re using your calendar!

P.S. More freebies!

Rule 1 Motivational Free Art Printable

We have a chalkboard in our kitchen. Its original purpose was to hold various items we were out of (i.e. milk, bread) but that soon fell out of favor for another, more exciting purpose.

H and I now “one-up” each other with snarky notes. Usually H will write a quote. I will draw him a picture. It goes back and forth most mornings like that.

That is, until H left the note to end all notes. So awesome that I couldn’t bring myself to erase it. Which, of course, means I had to make a printable to share with you.

Rule 1 Motivational Free Art Printable • Little Gold Pixel

I’m not sure where the quote comes from. H swears it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger. Google leads me to a kinda terrible song.

I can’t help but think of Austin Powers and the line, “Who does No. 2 work for?” But I digress.

Regardless of origin, the sentiment is solid and a good reminder as we kick off 2016

May your year be full of kicking ass and chewing bubblegum.

Rule 1 Motivational Free Art Printable

File is an 8.5″x11″ PDF. For personal use only! Play nice!

Font: Pontiac Inline

Rule #1 Motivational Free Art Printable • Little Gold Pixel

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P.S. More free inspiration on this first Monday of 2016: You’ve Got This. Like a Boss. And Why Not?