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May 2021 Calendar Freebies

May 2021 Calendar Freebies

Can you believe we are getting ready for May already. I wanted to share a free May calendar printable so that all of you can just print and add it to your journals. If you use it please tag me in social @cottagenotebook, I'd love to see where they end up! I popped these on a transparent background so you have the option of printing as stickers and I included just the floral watercolour on it's own. Happy Planning Everyone. The password for my free Printables Area is NOTEB00K28 Square May Calendar A5 May...

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The Gratitude Journal. Surprising Benefits, How to Start and How to Squeeze It into Your Day.

The Gratitude Journal. Surprising Benefits, How to Start and How to Squeeze It into Your Day.

How you start your day is how you live your day. How you live your day is how you live your life.-Louise Hay, Author It's a powerful quote, isn't it? There are sentences out there when you hear them hit you hard. This one from Louie Hay is one of those. They hit hard because there is a part of you that knows this to be true. They connect in a way that can sometimes be surprising to you. This is one of the reasons I started a Gratitude Journal and I've reaped the benefits of it for years now.  For those of you who want to start or just...

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Free Lunchbox Planner Printable

Free Lunchbox Planner Printable

It's Saturday morning and instead of writing about my wonderful garden, I find myself planning out a months worth of meals. Lockdown has really had an effect on our eating habits as a family and I wanted to get back to my clean eating plan that I had in place before the world turned upside down. One of the problems is our kid's lunchboxes. To be more clear, what goes into my kid's lunchboxes. We can plan as many meals ahead as we like but if the lunchboxes aren't included as a separate entity in meal planning then our morning routine all just...

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Planner Printable

Free St. Patrick’s Day Planner Printable

It seems strange to me that as an Irish blogger that I've never made a St. Patrick's Day Printable. So here we are coming into the St. Patrick's Day weekend and here is one (okay, 6) motivational planner printables below. Just choose your size, download, print and add to your planner. Nope, no sign up form but if you want to you can add your email address below the post. As you can see I put my own motivational slant on it 😉. A6I create my own LuckDownload A4 I create my own LuckDownload Half Letter I create my own LuckDownload US Letter I...

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Free Neutral Aesthetics Mood Board

Free Neutral Aesthetics Mood Board

As you can see the Notebook has gone through a lot of changes recently. It was time to finally emrace the neutral aesthetics that have note only filled my home but have been such an inspiration to me with everything that I've been creating recently. I wanted to say thank you for following along on this journey both on Instagram but also on the blog. So I thought I'd share my neutral aesthetic vision board with all of you so you can print it and add it to your planners and journals for some inspiration. I also wanted to add a quote as the...

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Free Minimalist Tulip Printable

Free Minimalist Tulip Printable

What does a handcrafter do when they can't find what they need? Yes, we make it. I wanted a minimalist floral type note paper and dashboard for my planner and so I pulled out my iPad and procreate and these printables are the result: The Dashboard I decided to make as a central line down the page. I decided to make these printables free for all the followers of the blog. You can have A4 or US Letter size. The A4 can be printer 2 to a page for A5 printing. All you have to do is pop your email in the section below. [et_bloom_locked...

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March Planner Printables – Perfect for Your Planner, Bujo or Journals.

March Planner Printables – Perfect for Your Planner, Bujo or Journals.

March Planner Set Things have been busy here at the cottage. From wall art to planner and notebook printables the Etsy shop has been updated at least once a day this week. Today, however, you are in for a treat because not only is the March planner set now available (along with a fifty discount code for all of you wonderful readers) there is also a fun watercolour A5 March calendar available for free! The March Planner Printable Set from the Cottage Notebook First up the blush printable set is available on Etsy. his set contains March A5, A4...

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Introducing the Cottage Notebook Shop

Introducing the Cottage Notebook Shop

Bring forth the confetti cannons, the Cottage Notebook Shop is live and it's time to P-A-R-T-Y! It's been a long time coming. For those of you that have been following along from the beginning, first of all, thank you and secondly, you know how hard I struggled with finding the right offering for me and you. At last, the planets have aligned and I'm sharing my crafts with the world. How? Read on my friend: Green Rabbit Nusery Watercolour Prints I can't wait, give it to me NOW! - Etsy Feeling a need to have planner layouts and digital art...

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Hello: There and Back Again

Hello: There and Back Again

Dusts off blog. Wipes away virtual cobwebs. There, that's better. This blog hasn't seen any new posts in a long time. Why? Because I wasn't quite sure what to do with it all. You all know that I never wanted to grow a knitting pattern or yarn business. I love craft in all it's forms but to anyone running a blog you know deep down in its soul, it needs a purpose. That the weblogs of yesteryear are long gone and very few still exist today. Which is a shame and a topic of a post for another day. But wait, there's life in this old girl yet. This...

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Six on Saturday – Houseplants

Six on Saturday – Houseplants

It's that time of year when the garden starts to call you outside after a long winter slumber. Before the chaos of planting sets in around the cottage this season, I thought I'd share some of my houseplants with all of you. It's taken a long time to figure out what plants like to live within the cottage walls with 2 cats, a bunny and 2 kids you can understand why. The plants need to be tolerant of morning sunshine, late strong afternoon beams and sometimes the odd bit of neglect. Calathea Medallion This is one of my favourite IKEA finds. Yes...

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