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Printable | Swell Lunch Box Notes
Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School. By Swell Made Co. Be kind. Be bold. Be you.

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School. By Swell Made Co. Be kind. Be bold. Be you.

Summer days are numbered, which means it’s back to school time. Sigh. Even though fresh starts are nice, it’s bittersweet to see the lazy days come to an end. With sun kissed faces and hearts and minds full of memories; we hope you had a truly swell summer.

To get into the spirit, we have a sweet printable for kids, big and small. Lunch box notes. Never underestimate the impact of simple, but optimistic words. Especially during those early days back when the novelty of the first day has worn off. Transitions can be tricky for some parents and kids. So, here’s something simple to help.

All you have to do is print this PDF and trim the notes with scissors. Any paper will do. Then, simply add to your lunch boxes. There are four notes in total and only one reminds everyone to eat their veggies, we promise. Feel free to add your own note on the reverse side. These are sweet, but nothing beats a handwritten note from you.

Happy back to school and fall, swell friends! Until then, enjoy the remaining days of summer. Don’t worry, there are still two weeks left. Lots of time to check those items off your bucket list, read that book, take that road trip or do nothing at all.

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School. By Swell Made Co. Your are magic, kid.

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School. By Swell Made Co. Your are magic, kid.

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School. By Swell Made Co. Eat your veggies, please.

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School. By Swell Made Co. Eat your veggies, please.

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School. By Swell Made Co. Today is going to be a good day.

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School. By Swell Made Co. Today is going to be a good day.

Printable | Simple Goals for 2019
Printable | Simple Goals for 2019

Printable | Simple Goals for 2019

2018 was a good year. Like any year, it had its fair share of challenges, but I’m grateful for those life lessons too. The highlights include: taking necessary breaks to spend time with my family and friends and take care of myself too, rekindling a mad love for hitting the trails and running outside, finding new perspective and focus for Swell Made Co. through the Starter Company Plus Expansion program and being awarded a grant to grow my business in its fourth year, working with a community of small businesses that constantly inspire me and help me grow, doing good through working with Plan Canada and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, having our home featured in Apartment Therapy at the tail end of the year (a way to confirm, we’re home at last) and continually finding new ways to keep things simple and delight YOU. Wonderful you! Thank YOU.


Simple  Goals for 2019

I typically recalibrate a few times a year (do you?), but there’s nothing like finishing off the year with gratitude for the past and optimism for what lies ahead. Setting goals and intentions for a new year is, simply put, refreshing. No matter how big or small. Complex or simple. As 2018 comes to a close, I’m staying true to myself and keeping it simple with these 5 things. The best part? To thank you for your continued support and another incredible year, this art print is printable and free. If these 5 things resonate with you and your intentions for the new year, you can download it and print it for your own spaces. Available in two sizes - 11x14 or 16x20, all you have to do is download it, print it at a local or online print shop and frame it.

Eat Plants

Is there nothing the humble plant can’t do? From healing and nourishing our bodies, to calming our minds (that refers to the houseplant variety that you don’t necessarily eat), 2019 is about finding even more ways to bring more green into everyday life over here. Including buying more plants in addition to eating them.

Keep Moving

Whether it’s moving our bodies, or finding ways to move forward personally and professionally; 2019 is the year to keep moving. Especially when faced with a block or challenge. Physically moving your body will help you get through it and move the mind too. Fast or slow, it doesn’t matter. Just. Keep. Moving.

Write More

Not only is pen to paper therapeutic, it’s an effective way to track goals, dreams, ideas, lists and gratitude. Less screen time and more thoughtful time spent writing (and reading) is a way to keep ideas flowing and moving in 2019.

Let It Go

If it has no place or purpose in 2019, it can stay in 2018. From self-doubt to toxic habits and relationships. Anything that doesn’t serve in the past year is staying behind as we channel our inner Elsa. See yahhh! Less is more, right?

Be Grateful

As always, expressing gratitude is an intention for the new year because when you look around, there is SO much to be grateful for. Even when faced with a challenge, there’s always something to learn and ways to change and do better. It’s the simple things that matter most.

Eat plants, keep moving, write more, let it go and be grateful. Simple goals for 2019.

Eat plants, keep moving, write more, let it go and be grateful. Simple goals for 2019.

What else is in store for 2019? To start, we’re making some simple changes to make your experience even more swell. We’ll be offering more printable art (and tips for printing, framing and styling) in addition to our exisiting collection of art prints. At the tail end of 2018, we launched our 6 and 12 card stationery subscriptions.

In light of the recent Canada Post strike, we’ll be introducing new faster and reliable shipping options. You’ll also be able to find Swell Made Co. in more shops across Canada and the USA.

A dream from Swell Made Co.’s inception in 2014 to work with more textiles will be unveiled this year, and we have fun collaborations in the works. As always, new products (and ways to make existing products better) will continue to roll out throughout the year.

What would you like to see from Swell Made Co. in the new year? We’d love to know. Watch for ways to let us know, or feel free to get in touch anytime. We’d love to hear from you.

Happy New Year to you, friends! Thank you again for being so swell.


These are swell too:

Do Better. Be Better.
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I love the opportunity for a fresh start after ringing in a new year. For 2017, I'm skipping the goals and resolutions and opting for a simple intention for the year. Do better. Be better. 2016 was a tough year for the world. Icons lost, denied victories, cities and lives distinguished. It's easy to feel helpless or think inward as the world shifts, but everyday is a chance to be better and there are 365 of them! 2017 is a good year to simply be better in small, but meaningful ways. 

2016 was kind to me in many ways, which I am extremely grateful for (your support, adventures, family time, business and personal growth, new friends); but there's always room for improvement, right? I want to be better. A better mom. A better wife. A better friend. A better business owner. A better member of my community. A better designer. To be thoughtful in my effort to make small changes that have a positive, collective impact. To be better for myself, and others. 

I don't expect to be better at all of those things at once, or even in 2017; but it's worth creating the foundation for purposeful living that will endure. 

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That's my intention for the year. Whatever your goals, resolutions or intentions are, I hope you have a golden year in 2017. They can be simple. Don't stress. Be kind to yourself too. Good goals are flexible; because, that's life. Being flexible and having an open mind will allow you to seize unexpected opportunities that a new year might hold. 

If you'd like to hang this simple reminder in your space, download a free printable here. You can frame it, washi tape to the wall, or simply pin it on board.  

In 2016/2015, I created a free printable (dateless) calendar. You can still grab it here!

Happy New Year, swell friends!
xo