Share Joy

by Kathy Davis Studios| December 01 , 2016

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Joy shows up in December in so many great ways…children delighting in the magic of the season…families reuniting for holiday celebrations…carolers singing on a winter night. The takeaway? Joy is meant to be shared. This month’s new Kathy Davis™ wallpaper freebies are a cheerful reminder that Joy has a special way of expanding when it’s shared with others. How do you share Joy during the holidays?

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Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 7

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

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Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

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Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact info@kathydavis.com

Express gratitude

by Kathy Davis Studios| November 01 , 2016

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It’s amazing how expressing gratitude – or simply finding something to feel grateful for – can give our moods a little boost! This month’s new Kathy Davis™ wallpaper freebies gently remind us to appreciate the special people and the many gifts that brighten our lives every day.

Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.

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Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 7

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact info@kathydavis.com

 

October Free Wallpaper Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| September 30 , 2016

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Sometimes happiness is as easy as simplifying our lives, accepting where we are and finding joy in giving. This month, our new Kathy Davis™ wallpaper freebies are a great reminder to do just that. We hope they inspire you to move through your days with greater simplicity and joy, giving back whenever you can.

Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.

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Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact info@kathydavis.com

September Free Wallpaper Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| September 01 , 2016

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The change in season is the perfect time to share new Kathy Davis™ wallpaper freebies! We hope they inspire you to dream big and discover meaning in your life.

Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.

Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact info@kathydavis.com

August – Free Wallpaper Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| August 02 , 2016

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We’re so excited to share our new, inspiring Kathy Davis™ wallpaper freebies for August! We hope they add an extra touch of beauty to your day and encourage you to nurture those relationships that matter most. Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.

Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact info@kathydavis.com

 

Four Simple Stretches You Can Practice at Work

by Kathy Davis Studios| July 13 , 2016

Here in our studios we take a five-minute break every morning for a group stretch. Far from being a luxury, it reflects Kathy Davis’ belief that making time to care for yourself is part of creating a life you love. To help you create your own mini wellness practice at work, here are four of our favorite exercises from our Daily KDS Stretch:

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Ready to start adding a few simple stretches to your workday routine? To help make things a bit easier, we’re offering a free, downloadable PDF. Print it out, pin it up and use it as a daily reminder to take an energizing break!

Instructions for download:
Click here to download the “8.5 x “11 PDF. When the image pops up in a new window, just right click and save.

 

July – Free Wallpaper Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| July 05 , 2016

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We’re so excited to share our new, inspiring July wallpaper freebies from KATHY DAVIS™! We hope they provide you with a beautiful backdrop to Create a Life You Love, and encourage you to look to the bright side! Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.

Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save the image.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Questions or having trouble downloading?
Please contact info@kathydavis.com

 

Food for Thought: 5 reasons to shop local

by Kathy Davis Studios| June 08 , 2016

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At Kathy Davis, you might say we’re pretty enthusiastic about preparing food that’s fresh and healthy. It’s probably because we believe that nurturing ourselves and our loved ones is such an important – and satisfying – part of Creating a Life You Love. We’re constantly sharing tips about where to buy the freshest produce, because we’ve learned that a great way to make eating well fun, interesting and fulfilling is to “shop local.”

At this time of year, there are so many options to shop local…farm stands…CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)…co-ops…community gardens. There are lots of ways shopping local can help Create a Life You Love…and many reasons why it’s simply a great idea. Here are five!

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1)…gets us outdoors and puts us in a better state of mind. Think about it…where are we happier? Shivering in the frozen food aisles and eyeing anemic tomatoes at the supermarket? Or strolling among freshly harvested fruits and veggies in the fresh air and sunshine?

2)…creates community. Shopping local gives us a chance to engage with friends and neighbors and connects us with nearby farmers. Besides growing relationships, it also builds local economy, because buying local helps to keep our food dollars circulating in our communities.    


3)…is a more creative shopping experience, one that inspires us to try new ingredients and brainstorm new recipe ideas.

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4)…promotes a greater sense of family and sharing. When we buy local foods, we are encouraged and inspired by the fresh options. Who doesn’t spy some beautiful greens and imagine a tossed salad creation to share? And isn’t it amazing how a quart of gorgeous strawberries can conjure up images of a yummy, easy-to-prepare strawberry shortcake? After all, there’s nothing better than sharing good times with family over a wonderful fresh meal.
 
5)…is healthier for our loved ones…and ourselves! Shopping local simply boosts our well-being, especially when local foods are grown sustainably without using harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Locally grown produce not only tastes fresher, but it has the added advantage of retaining its nutritional value, because it doesn’t have to be shipped great distances. The nutrients in most supermarket fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, tend to be depleted because they can spend one to two weeks in transit. In addition, transportation requires fuel consumption, which in turn has an impact on the environment. In all, knowing we’re opting for environmentally friendly and healthy food makes us not only feel better physically, it makes us feel good about making a difference.

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To help make things a bit easier this local shopping season, we’re offering a free KATHY DAVIS™ meal planner for you to enjoy! Simply follow the instructions below to download, and be sure to let us know what you create with your farm stand finds!

Instructions for download:
Click here to download the “8.5 x “11 PDF. When the image pops up in a new window, just right click and save your free printable.

 

June – Free Wallpaper Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| June 01 , 2016

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We’re so excited to share new, refreshing June wallpaper freebies from KATHY DAVIS™! We hope they provide you with a beautiful backdrop to Create a Life You Love and serve as a daily reminder to take care of yourself and follow your heart. Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include a quote with original KATHY DAVIS™ art .

Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save the image.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Questions or having trouble downloading? Please contact info@kathydavis.com

 

MAY – Free Wallpaper Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| May 02 , 2016

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We’re so excited to share our new, inspiring May wallpaper freebies from KATHY DAVIS™! We hope they provide you with a beautiful backdrop to Create a Life You Love, and serves as a reminder to embrace the beauty that surrounds you every day! Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote. 

Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save the image.


iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Questions or having trouble downloading? Please contact info@kathydavis.com

 

Celebration Decorations – Free Download Instructions

by Kathy Davis Studios| April 29 , 2016

Yesterday we learned how personalizing any celebration for a guest of honor is all about the details. We had so much fun adding personalized touches to our fiesta-themed celebration and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! With Cinco De Mayo around the corner, here are some free downloads for you to add to your own festive celebration! Follow the instructions below to download.

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Fiesta Banners:

Once you’ve printed the PDF, which has 3 color options, cut out the banners, score the white lines at the top portion and fold over. Attach to string using double-sided tape or glue.

Place Cards and Labels:

Print the download, cut out the labels, score in the middle and fold to stand up. These can be used as food labels, place cards, or party instructions!



Festive Paper Wrappers:

Print and cut out the wrappers of your choice (large and small sizes included). Glue or tape wrapper onto tin can, wrap around, and adhere to the other end. These can be used for floral arrangements, cacti, party utensils, etc. 

Enjoy and be sure to let us know how these help you celebrate the people in your life —down to the smallest details!


Click here to download: Fiesta Banners, Place Cards and Labels, Festive Paper Wrappers.

When the image pops up in a new window, simple right click and save. Questions or having trouble downloading? Please contact info@kathydavis.com

 

The Art of Thoughtful Gift Giving: Simple Tips to Help You Buy That Perfect Gift

by Kathy Davis Studios| April 13 , 2016

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Some people are just natural gift-givers, leaving a trail of wow’s in the wake of sharing their thoughtfully chosen present. Others struggle every time a special celebration looms. They go the expensive route, thinking a big, showy gift is sure to be appreciated. Or they ignore the hints the gift recipient’s been dropping all along in favor of something they believe shows a little more thought and care.

This month, we offer a few suggestions to help take the stress out of gift-giving for just about any occasion. With some advanced planning and a little extra attention, you, too, can be the giver of an ultra-thoughtful, wow-worthy gift.

These five tips will show you how.

1.  Pay attention to clues
 To avoid the mad scramble for the “perfect” gift that can happen before a birthday, holiday, or other special occasion, become a silent detective. When you’re around the recipient, watch and listen for the things they love, the new discoveries that are exciting them, or the favorites you never even knew they had. Are they drawn to dragonflies? Do they love the color turquoise? Does the scent of lavender conjure up instant relaxation? Keep track of such clues to take the guesswork out of making that special purchase.

2.  Keep a list — and a collection
Think about what the people in your life tend to gravitate toward. Once you identify the recipient as a sports enthusiast, crafter, nature lover, or whatever their passion happens to be, keep a list of things you might want to get them. If you spot something that speaks to their hobbies or lifestyle well in advance of their special day, buy it and store it away (just make note of the purchase so you don’t forget!).  That way you eliminate the stress of the last-minute hunt for the ideal gift.

3.  Expand your reach
If you’re not in constant contact with the recipient or around them enough to pick up on any clues they might drop, don’t hesitate to reach out to a best friend or family member — someone who may be more intimately familiar with their tastes and interests. And don’t forget social media: a Pinterest board or Instagram account can be fabulous places to learn what’s captured their attention.

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4.  Offer your services
Maybe you’ve heard your loved one complain about a particular errand, lament their lack of “me” time or admit to struggling with a project. Offering a gift of your skills, time or talents can afford something even more valuable than a physical token of your affection: peace of mind. Can you organize a home office, wash the car, or babysit the kids for two hours so they can have some quiet to themselves? A gift of service is not only an expression of caring it helps the recipient feel better about themselves and some aspect of their lives.

5.  Give the gift of experience.
A meaningful gift is about enhancing relationships, whether it’s with family or friends. A museum membership, a spa day, or theater tickets all make memorable gifts that encourage spending time together. Similarly, choosing an activity the recipient’s always wanted to explore is a wonderful way to support a goal while making fun memories.

Instructions for download:
Click here to download the 8.5×11 PDF printable gift guide. When the image pops up in a new window, simple right click and save.

Once you’ve printed the guide, which comes 2 sheets to a page, cut the sheet in half and you are ready to fill out for the people you love!

Enjoy and be sure to let us know how these help you celebrate the people in your life!

Questions or having trouble downloading? Please contact info@kathydavis.com

Let’s Celebrate!– Free Mini Party Flags Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| April 07 , 2016

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They’re festive, fun and best of all… FREE!

How to assemble yours:
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to download the “8.5 x “11 PDF printable. When the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

Once you’ve printed the design, all that’s left to do is cut out each flag, fold in half over a dowel rod or bamboo skewer, then adhere the ends together with double-sided tape.

Enjoy and be sure to let us know what celebrations you’ll be using these for!

Questions or having trouble downloading? Please contact info@kathydavis.com

 

April – Free Wallpaper Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| April 01 , 2016

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We’re so excited to share our new, inspiring April wallpaper freebies from KATHY DAVIS™! We hope they provide you with a beautiful backdrop to Create a Life You Love, as you “celebrate life” in both the big and small moments! Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.

Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save the image.

iPhone wallpaper:
iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:
1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Desktop wallpaper without calendar:
1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Please contact info@kathydavis.com

March Free Wallpaper Download

by Kathy Davis Studios| March 02 , 2016

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It’s the perfect freebie for March – our latest downloadable desktop and smart phone wallpaper from KATHY DAVIS™. Just in time for the return of spring, it’s an inspiring reminder to re-set, refresh, re-focus. Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.  This month’s quote: “Find beauty in the smallest details.”

Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save the image.

iPhone wallpaper:
iPhone 5
| iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:
1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Desktop wallpaper without calendar:
1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Please contact info@kathydavis.com

 
 

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