4.09.2015

Free Printable April Wall Calendar

 
Well hello there, old friends!

 I'm sorry for not getting this calendar up until just now and for entirely skipping March. I was sick with pneumonia and a cold for the entire last month and wasn't able to tend to my blog much. I hope that you all have been well! Thankfully, I am feeling much better now and was able to create a calendar for April. I feel as if this one turned out a bit more grandmotherly than I had intended, but grandmas are wonderful and hopefully some of you will like the design just as well. ;)

Forget-me-nots will always hold a special place in my heart, and I just loved painting them. Not only are they some of my favorite flowers; they were also among my beloved great grandmother's favorites. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote once, "The earth laughs in flowers." To me, forget-me-nots are one of the gentlest and sweetest forms of laughter that God has planted on this earth.



To download it, right click on the image and choose "Save image as". You can print it and hang it on your wall, or download it onto your phone for a wallpaper. Enjoy!

p.s. I spent time drawing and designing this; please do not claim it as your own or post it online elsewhere without my direct permission. Thank you!

4.02.2015

Tulip Festival Adventure


 Last week I visited the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival with my friends, Dakota & Aspen. There were seemingly endless rows of tulips and a vibrant field of daffodils that just overwhelmed me with beauty! And the weather was very nice -- so nice that I left with my first sunburn of the year. 

It was a most perfect day and we had a wonderful time filming this little video. I hope that you enjoy my nerdy narrations and the beauty of the fields!

Have a lovely day.

3.10.2015

Coffee With Abbey


This past Thursday my pen pal and dear blogging friend, Abbey, visited Seattle! I think it is safe to say that it was my very favorite day of the year so far. We met up for coffee near Pike Place and chatted and snapped far too many photos. The sun was shining and the sky was blue (way to go, Washington!). It was the best! Abbey is the sweetest and so hilarious (also she gives really super good hugs). People are just so great -- I love them.

2.25.2015

A Purposeful World

bridal veil falls, washington state

This world is an incredibly beautiful place -- crafted perfectly down to the smallest details by the most skilled Creator. There is something about it that pulls on my heart and calls adventure, adventure, adventure!

I think perhaps my favorite quality of Earth is the diversity. No matter where I wander or where I end up, I am sure to discover something unique -- rolling fields of bright hues, forested mountains, unfathomably deep seas, woods split by sunlit streamers -- it's all so detailed, down to the last pine needle and drop of water.

Whether it be an incredible little detail or a majestic mountain, everything fills me with awe. It fills my lungs and my heart and makes me wonder...

How could this possibly have been a mistake?

2.05.2015

Silhouettes of Summertime


January 19, 2015

"Silhouettes of Summertime"
by Rachelle Marie

The fields dance as they turn to gold
Hues of warmth bid the sun farewell
And give way to a pinhole-dotted canvas
Crickets buzz beneath the brush
And the earth shuts its eyes.

Dear summer nights, please come soon!

2.02.2015

Free Printable February Wall Calendar

Happy February!
January was an exciting start to this new year, and I am really looking forward to all the February holds. Last month's free calendar was very popular, so I am back again with one for February.

To download it, right click on the image and choose "Save image as". You can print it and hang it on your wall, or download it onto your phone for a wallpaper. Enjoy!

p.s. I spent time drawing and designing this; please do not claim it as your own or post it online elsewhere without my direct permission. Thank you!

1.24.2015

Lately // volume 5

Listening to - The Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack (sighhh), "Helplessness Blues" by Fleet Foxes, "Everything I Saw" by The Weather Station, "Flume" by Bon Iver, and "Never Going Back Again" by Fleetwood Mac

Enjoying - Rehearsals for another play! I haven't been in a play since last year so it is great to be back. I am currently rehearsing for "Once Upon a Mattress" (the Broadway musical) with my little brother. Musicals are by far my favorite even though the songs are constantly stuck in my head.

Reading - (or rather just finished reading) "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. I had to read it for school and wasn't looking forward to it at all, but I was surprised by how much I ended up enjoying it. Classic novels of childhood and growing up tend to enthrall me - by the end of the book I feel like I grew up with the characters. 

I hope that you all are doing well! What have you been up to?

p.s. Thank you to everyone who took my survey! Every response was so helpful - I plan on sharing the results soon.