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Free Desktop Background // Brave

December 8, 2016

Free Desktop Background // Brave

“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious.
If you have a deep scar, that is a door,
if you have an old, old story, that is a door.
If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door.
If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”

–Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

It’s the middle of December and I’m not sure what to make of it. These days I find myself choosing words carefully. As a younger version of myself, I shared words freely. I let them flow from me with abandon. Now, when I open my heart, I want to be careful about what comes out, also, about who gets in.

I’ve started reading one of my favorite books again, Women Who Run With the Wolves. Hence, the quote at the top of this post. It is a personal bible of sorts. In my opinion, every woman should read it. It’s not an easy read, but like all truly good things, it is worth it.

To get back to December, and my not knowing what to make of it — I didn’t create a desktop calendar this month. At the moment, I need less to know what the date is, and more to remember to be brave. And so here you have it, another free desktop background for you to enjoy. I hope that it serves as a reminder to you, as a light when you need it.

To download it, simply click on the link below that best suits your screen size. Then right click and choose ‘set as desktop background.’ Enjoy!

It’s time to be brave. // Desktop Background 1024 X 768 px
It’s time to be brave. // Desktop Background 3840 X 2860 px

I want to leave you with one more quote from Women Who Run With the Wolves, “Failure is a greater teacher than success.” Oh yes, yes, yes it is. Embrace it. Grow from it. Do not be afraid.

Always,
Dena ♥

Free Desktop Calendar Background // November

October 31, 2016

november-preview

Happy Halloween, friends. I hope that you had the most wonderful October possible. More importantly, I hope that you have a magical Halloween today! 🎃 I am so excited to get the babies dressed up in their costumes and to head out trick-or-treating later. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I’m cherishing every moment of it with my little ones.

As excited as I am, I am also a little sad that my favorite month is over. Still, there is lots of beauty right around the corner in November. So today I’ve made another free desktop calendar background to celebrate the beauty of November.

To download it, simply click on the link below that best suits your screen size. Then right click and choose ‘set as desktop background.’ Enjoy!

November // Desktop Calendar Background 1024 X 768 px
November // Desktop Calendar Background 3840 X 2860 px

Always,
Dena xo

Free Printable Watercolor Wall Art – Autumn Greetings

October 19, 2016

Free Printable Wall Art Autumn

“October, crisp, misty, golden October,

when the light is sweet and heavy.”

–Angela Carter, The Magic Toyshop

Hello, friends. I can’t believe that October is halfway over. I am savoring each beautiful day. October is my very favorite month of the year. I love it so much that my heart soars throughout this wonderful month. Each day, I take the babies for long walks and we take in the stunning colors of the changing trees and the gorgeous smells of the earth as the season transitions. It’s the perfect time for campfires and hikes and all of my favorite things. It has been a month of great changes for me — highs and lows. Through it all, there has been so much magic. My heart is full and grateful.

“In October any wonderful

unexpected thing might be possible.”

–Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

This afternoon after a walk in the warm October sun, I was inspired to create another freebie for you all. This time it is a piece of printable wall art. It will fit perfectly inside of any standard 8×10 frame. There are two versions, one if your frame has no mat and one if your frame has matting. Just click the desired link below, download, and print.

8×10 Printable
8×10 Printable (with Mat)

I hope that this piece adds a bit of warmth and magic to your space. If you do print it and hang it, I would absolutely love to see a photo! You can email me at denabotbyl [@] gmail [.] com. I would be so grateful.

Autumn Greetings to you, my “deer” friends. xo

Free Desktop Calendar Background // October

September 16, 2016

free desktop background calendar /// October 2016

Happy Friday, friends. A few days ago, I was searching for a new desktop background. I was hoping to find a calendar with some beautiful autumn watercolors, but the only ones I could find were very outdated. So I decided to make one myself. I thought I’d share it here for anyone else that might be interested.

Let me know if you like it and if you’d be interested in me creating more freebies like this in the future!

To download simply click the link below that best suits your screen size. Then right click and choose ‘set as desktop background.’ Enjoy!

October 2016 // Desktop Background 1024 X 768 px
October 2016 // Desktop Background 3840 X 2860 px

Always,
Dena xo

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