Who doesn’t love a fabulous, free printable? As a freelance graphic designer I can really appreciate the value of a great design. Beautiful fonts, vivid colors, creative ideas…I love them all. As a budget-conscious, time-strapped mom I can also appreciate the benefit of having all the work done for you.
When I come upon (or create) a printable that I think you might enjoy I’ll link to it here. In time, I hope to create a page chock-full of free printables that will save you time, money and energy…a veritable MeckMom printopia.
Birthdays are a tricky thing. Oh sure, for family and friends it’s a no-brainer to run out and spend cash on great gifts. But what do you do about all those other birthdays that creep up on you during the year…teachers, neighbors, kid classmates, church friends, coaches? You want to offer something nice to let them know you appreciate them but you don’t want to spend big money to do it. Well, thanks to the suggestion of some helpful MeckMom readers, I’ve got a perfect solution for you. It’s free birthday...read more
This mini-banner created by Itsy Belle is fabulous on it’s own but adding the glitter element takes it to a whole new level. As a mom of five I have a natural aversion to glitter but I might make make an exception for this one. Something about that sparkly pink bunny just reminds me of Peeps and sugar and all that is wonderful about Easter. Click the pink link below to see the post, get the download and read the simple tutorial. Itsy Belle: Free Easter Banner...read more
There’s something so simple and charming about this free Easter printable by Spagat. I love the muted colors up against the budding branches. Absolutely lovely. Click the link below to see the post, get the download and read the easy tutorial. Don’t forget to leave a comment in exchange for downloading…bloggers love that. Spagat Blog: Easter Egg Printable...read more
Happy blogiversary! As of last week it’s been 5 big years for me on MeckMom. When I started this project I had no idea I would enjoy it so much…or that anyone would ever read it. The funny thing is when my husband tried to convince me to start a blog 5 years ago I remember saying, “what do I when I run out of ideas?” Thankfully, that hasn’t happened just yet. :) Thanks for sticking with me, guys. Your comments and feedback make all the late night posting totally worthwhile. Here a are a few of the...read more
I love the ladies over at Eighteen25. They never have a shortage of fabulous free printables to share. This charming St. Patrick’s edition is no exception. Click here to visit the...read more
Once the Star Wars valentines for my son were finished, I knew it was coming. My daughters started begging me to create something equally cool for them. Hearts and Hershey Kisses just wouldn’t do – they needed something that shouted “I’m too old for cutesy” to all their elementary school friends. Lucky for me Amy over at Living Locurto saved me tons of time by creating this fantastic free iPhone printable. My 11 year-old daughter nearly jumped out of her skin when I showed it to her. I believe her words...read more
I’m mixing things us a little today. I spent so much time creating and posting the printables last week that I ran out of time to add new sites to my facebook page. I’d hate for you to miss out on these awesome Valentines ideas before the big day arrives so I’m bypassing facebook and adding a few of my favorite links here. I hope you enjoy them. Don’t forget to leave comments for these incredibly talented, hard-working bloggers who offered their genius up to the rest of us. Share the love, ladies! By the...read more
Ok, ok. I know you’re probably getting tired of hearing about circle punches and cardstock but I’ve got one more free printable for you. You see, my nine year-old son, Jack, informed me that Valentine’s Day is far too girly of a holiday and he needed something cool to hand out to his friends. We debated a few options and finally settled on the ultimate manly theme – STAR WARS. After all, nothing says “I don’t do hearts and ribbons” like this guy. I did a search online for Star Wars valentines but found...read more
Don’t you just hate forking over cash for store-bought valentines? Not only are they cheap and flimsy but they tend to come in packages of 16 so you’re forced to buy multiple boxes – not to mention the treats to go with them. There are loads of great free options out there in the blogosphere (here’s a good link if you’re looking for ideas) but I thought I’d add one more to the mix. Since so many of you bought the circle punches last year to make your teacher & neighborhood gifts I thought I’d...read more
So many of you have emailed me over the past few months asking me to create a Christmas version of the oh-so-popular Hershey Kiss tags I’ve posted in the past. Well, after a few late nights and a very chilly outdoor photo session, the Christmas printables you’ve been waiting for are finally here. Aren’t they charming? Wouldn’t they look just perfect on a teacher’s desk or a neighbor’s doorstep? How about this one… I bought a tub of those peppermint dipped pretzel sticks at Target so this little...read more