Land of the Free Patriotic Printable

Free Land of the Free Patriotic Printable! FREE patriotic Fourth of July printable!

If I am being completely honest with you all, I’m not the biggest fan of seasonal decor. Don’t get me wrong, decorating for Christmas is MY JAM, and I love fall decor! However, decorating for other holidays such as the Fourth of July and Easter, are just not my thing. With that confession out of the way, I wanted to share with you all some of the simple ways I DID decorate for Independence Day this year (which includes this super cute Land of the Free patriotic printable)!

Rustic Paper Airplane Party

My sweetest little love turned one this weekend! I cannot even believe it has been a full year since I gave birth to him. The memories from that day are still as fresh in my mind as if they were a few days ago! It was such an incredible birth experience, perhaps I should write about it sometime!

We had such a wonderful time this weekend celebrating with our closest family and friends! I’m so glad that, despite being sick for two days this past week, it came together just as I had envisioned. My friends and family probably think I go over-the-top with the party decorations for our boys, but I just cannot help myself! I love creating everything for the parties, it’s a good excuse to break out the sewing machine and get out my crafting supplies! So enough of this rambling on, let’s get to the stuff you actually came here to see!

Rustic Paper Airplane Party | Rustic paper airplane party with all handmade party decorations and ticking stripe banner. FREE printable banner template!

Why Gather and Flourish?

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Why did I choose the name Gather and Flourish?

I feel like this is the perfect post to start my blog because it was the one thing that kept me from starting for so long!

I had the idea a while ago to start a lifestyle blog where I could write about all the DIY projects and renovations that we do to our home, and a place where I could have a creative outlet to escape from the mundane of everyday life with toddlers. Yes, I said it, sometimes I don’t like being a full-time SAHM. Whew, that felt good to say aloud (or rather, type)!

I needed somewhere to channel my creativity and have that piece of me that isn’t wrapped up in being a mommy, wife, housekeeper…you get the picture. So I spent tons of time researching how to start a blog, and learning what it would take to make this happen. Of course, everything I read said that to start, you have to have a really good name. Great! So I sat down and started brainstorming and writing down all the keywords, topics, etc. that I wanted to write about on my blog, hoping something would just jump off the page. Alas, no such luck.