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Found My Soul || Free Printable
Found My Soul || Monthly Free Printable || A Dash of Salter || Motherhood. In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul. Lisa T. Shepherd. Print Freebie
"In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul."

Matthew left for a business trip last Monday until Wednesday night. While he was gone, all I could think about was how hard it was to do this mom thing every day without his comfort and support. I was constantly focusing on how I was losing my mind, and forgetting that my children were helping me find my soul. It made me realize how much I depend on that connection. He can come home from work to do absolutely nothing, but I feel an instant sense of relief and security in knowing I'm not in this parenting journey alone. 

Two days later, I took off for a girls trip in Park City. I couldn't wait to spend some time in a beautiful place with beautiful people. As we talked all the live long day, we shared details of our relationships with our husbands and children. We left them to get a break, but it was the majority of our conversation. It's too hard not to talk about motherhood when it's what fills your whole life. We talked about struggles and adversity in our roles as mothers. And about the importance of having the support of community and sisterhood with other strong women. 

We should always be there for one another. We should reach out to one another when we feel like we're losing our minds. That relationship of empathy, love and compassion will help us continue doing that most important work. To raise our children to be the good in this world. Isn't that our greatest goal as mother's? To see our children succeed and change this world for the better? That is my goal. And I know that I am not alone in reaching it.

So many angels in the form of a person have lifted me up when I feel I'm failing in the role of motherhood. It's through those angels that I know my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, know me personally and love me unconditionally. God sent me these children because He trusted me to nurture, love and teach them. As I've prayed in moments of defeat and desperation, the spirit witnesses to me that He knows I am doing my best. That my best is enough.

And so is yours. 

I'm grateful for that knowledge, and for all of the angels around me that make this journey a little bit easier. I hope you enjoy this free printable and have a great day! 

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Light & Truth || Free Printables

GLORIOUS 8x10  ||  SPIRITUAL LIGHT 8x10 || 

The bishop of our ward issued a three week study challenge to all of the ward members.  It's purpose is to increase our personal conversion and testimony. We have been taking it slow, but it's been such a blessing to us. One of the resources we were asked to study was a talk given by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf called, Receiving a Testimony of Light and Truth from the October 2014 LDS General Conference

He tells us how we can receive truth and light in our lives, in addition to how we can lose it. I want to share an excerpt that I found especially profound and made me reflect on my own quest for truth and light.

"The more we incline our hearts and minds toward God, the more heavenly light distills upon our souls. And each time we willingly and earnestly seek that light, we indicate to God our readiness to receive more light. Gradually, things that before seemed hazy, dark, and remote become clear, bright, and familiar to us.
By the same token, if we remove ourselves from the light of the gospel, our own light begins to dim—not in a day or a week but gradually over time—until we look back and can’t quite understand why we had ever believed the gospel was true. Our previous knowledge might even seem foolish to us because what once was so clear has again become blurred, hazy, and distant."

I found such insight in his words. I made these prints to be a reminder to me. I hope I can continue to seek out truth and light. I'm so grateful for the light of the gospel and the happiness it brings to my life. I hope you enjoy these prints and that they will help you to remember how one step into the light will always leads to more light. 

xo, Cheree

4th of July || Free Printables

I know this is after the fact, but I made these printables before life got new house crazy. I love this country so much and I thought I'd share them with you anyway. I'm only like a week late, right? You could still enjoy a whole month with these in your home, maybe even some year round patriotism? Ha!

Regardless, I was really touched by this quote I found by Joseph Campbell and want to remember it all year long. I'll be forever indebted to all of the heroes who make this country a free and better place. I'm extremely grateful to live in a place where I am free to speak, vote, work, and practice the religion of my choice. I live a very blessed and happy life because of those freedoms. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th with those that you love. You can find the download links below the images, as usual! 

Hero 8x10 Print        ||       One Nation 8x10 Print

xo
Cheree

Family First || Monthly Free Printable Kick-Off!

I just want to say THANK YOU! So many of you have loved my free general conference quote printables! Well, they have been so popular that I decided to start giving a freebie out every month! I'm going to make them based on recent experiences or things I would want to post about our life on the blog. The most recent being the importance of putting my family first. The whole reason we decided to move was because of this ideal. Family isn't just an important thing, it's EVERYTHING. And they really are everything to me. I'd do anything to make our lives together a happier one. 

To kick off this new adventure, I designed this darling print using some tropical watercolor florals from Angie Makes. They make me feel like it's a tropical summer oasis inside my home. Who doesn't want that? I also designed a plain black and white print for the more minimalist folks out there. Scroll and click below the images to download them! 

Family Is Everything || Free Printable || 8x10 floral, peach, tropical, print, important, family, love, home, decor
Family Is Everything || Free Printable || 8x10 floral, gray text, tropical, print, important, family, love, home, decor
Family Is Everything || Free Printable || 8x10 floral, black and white, minimalist, quote , print, important, family, love, home, decor

 Family Is Everything - Minimal Black 8x10

There you go! I hope you guys love these new prints! Be sure to subscribe to my email list below if you don't want to miss any freebies!

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Please let me know what you think and I'd love to hear what style prints you would like me to do in the future! Lots of love!

xo
Cheree

Favorite General Conference Quotes || Free Printables

It was so nice to unplug and be inspired throughout general conference this last weekend. It was just what my soul needed. These five quotes are just a few of the things the general authorities shared that touched my heart.

I was especially grateful for the short and simple words spoken by the prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Thomas S. Monson during the Sunday Morning session. It was a message of encouragement to always choose the right. If you missed any of the sessions or are interested in watching these inspiring messages, you can view them all on LDS.org

I love that through the spirit the words of the prophets, apostles and church leaders can speak right to our hearts in a very individual and personal way. What's amazing to me is that so many can be touched by the exact same phrase, but still get something completely different from it.  

I'm so grateful for my faith and the comfort it gives me on a daily basis. It's such a deep rooted part of my life and I hope it stays that way forever. I know that my belief in God and my Savior has blessed my life as I strive to be my best self. 

I hope that this blog helps others feel happy and inspired on a regular basis. That it encourages others to keep trying to be their best selves, in whatever way they think that is achieved. Regardless of faith, background, or differences. I hope that it encourages others to live what they believe and not be ashamed of it. If it brings you joy, share it with others! That's what I'll be trying to do my whole life long.

Now, here are the links to download each of my 8x10 printables. I hope you'll print them out, hang them up, and feel inspired all year long! And if you don't want to ever miss my other design freebies or posts, subscribe to my email list as well! 

Harder Right 8x10  |  See Temple 8x10  |  Restored 8x10  |  Heaven 8x10  |  Worthy 8x10

I hope you all had an amazing weekend and week so far! Thank you to all my readers for your support and community! I love the people I've been able to meet and associate with through this little blog of mine. Thank you! Thank you!

xo

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