CHECK YOUR INBOX | AUGUST NEWSLETTER #1 | FREE BOOK LOG

Book Lovers PDFs by Atiliay.com

The first newsletter of the month always includes your freebie PDFs and the downloads for August were recently sent out!

The August PDFs were created with the book lovers and avid readers in mind. They include a free book log template (in 2 different layouts) as well as an OG vintage library card template.

The book log chart helps you keep track of what you’ve read and it also comes in an Excel format if that works better for you! The book log boxes allows you to be more creativity and add whatever text you’d like or even draw the book covers! There is also an area for you to rate each one.

The vintage library card template is just a cute extra I wanted to include :) I like printing these out on cardstock and using it as a bookmark (you can even jot down notes on it) or as tags when you are gifting books. There’s a bunch of fun and creative ways that you can use these guys while adding a bit of nostalgia.

Book Lovers PDFs by Atiliay.com

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Each month I send out 2-3 newsletters: one with the month’s free download, another with give back, shop, and product updates, and the last one with the time capsule letter PDFs and shares (links, articles, etc.) for the month.

Happy August and happy reading! <3


FREEBIE PDF | 2020 SUMMER LIST

What are your plans for the summer? What are you looking forward to? What do you want to try to get during this time of year? I have always loved making bucket/to-do lists for every season because each one seems to come and go so fast and there’s always things I plan on doing that I miss/forget about!

Since 2016, I’ve been sending out checklists with ideas to celebrate each season with but this summer, I wanted to try and create something different, something interactive, and something that was visually interesting and fun to fill out! I was inspired by lettering layouts and wanted this list to have the same feel–if creating this type of layout is something you’ve been wanting to try, this is an easy way to start. Here’s the new and improved Summer List PDF (if you want to see my completed list, I’ve included a pic below)!

This PDF is a free download that you can get by subscribing to my newsletter! Once you subscribe you will receive the latest newsletter which will include a link to the PDF Library and password so that you can access this PDF as well as all the other freebie downloads I have created in the past. To subscribe, click here.

2020 Summer List PDF by Atiliay.com
2020 Summer List PDF by Atiliay.com

The layout is separated into 10 different areas and each area has a little circle or square checkbox for so you can check off each item as you complete it.

If you are already a subscriber, you should have received the latest newsletter that includes the 2020 Summer List–if not, send me an email or comment below and I will make sure you get it!

10 THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR CHECKLIST

The list includes 10 spots for you to fill in with 10 things you’d like to do this summer. I know that we might not be able to do the things we typically do or go to our regular spots BUT it’s during times like these that I feel like we can get creative, do something we might not have done, and still enjoy this time of year while being safe.

Here are a few things I have been asking myself as I came up with my list:

What can I learn during this time?
Where can I virtually go?
Even if I can’t travel, is there a way for me to see that culture or experience that country or destination in a different way?
What outdoor places can I visit?
How can I connect with my friends?
What personal and professional goals do I have?
What’s been on my to-do list for far too long that I want to knock off?

It might also be helpful to know that summer ends on Sept 22nd this year, which gives us about 10 weeks (at the time I am writing this).

MY 10 THINGS ARE:

  1. Learn 10 Chinese characters using flashcards I’ve been using the Duolingo app to brush up on my Mandarin but knowing the characters is still a challenge!
  2. Hike at Eaton Canyon It’s been 10 years since I’ve been!
  3. Visit the South Coast Botanical Garden with Valentine during their dog nights
  4. Do 5 push-ups Why are they so hard?
  5. Release the Beginners Brush Lettering Kit
  6. Launch year 2 of Better Letters in 15
  7. Donate 10 items of clothing I’d love to own only 33 (ish) items in the future–see the Project 333.
  8. Unpack/clean out 1 box I moved here in December…there’s still lots of unpacked boxes
  9. Create a painting using my art meditation kit
  10. Relax Breathe, meditate, read a book, unplug, stop worrying.

CREATING DIFFERENT FONTS + FILLING UP THE SPACE

Once you know what 10 things you’d like to add to your list, start filling it out! I really encourage you (even if you have never lettered before or are hesitant to) to try writing each item in a different style font–this will really give your final piece that lettered look! You don’t have to make it complicated–you can use different pens so your words have different widths and colors, it can be writing bigger or smaller, using all caps or all lower case letters, making block or bubble letters, alternating between cursive and your regular print, etc.

If you’re a bit of a perfectionist like me, I highly recommend starting with pencil first, then going over everything in ink!

If you need some font ideas, start looking at the text that is around you–words on food packaging, mail, fliers, magazines, etc. You can also go online and head to dafont.com to explore all the different fonts they have available on their site! They are organized by category and you can even type in your sentence in a preview box, hit submit, and it will pull it up in a bunch of different styled fonts. Here’s a picture of some random things by my desk that could provide some font inspiration:

font inspiration from everyday items

The trick to this type of letter layout is to fill in the spaces so that the only empty space are the margins between each section! I’ve tried to section off each area clearly so you can see the spaces that need to be filled up. Within each area, try to use every part of the space–this can mean stretching your letters so they are really long then gradually getting smaller, writing really tiny, writing really big–there are many ways to do this! You can also add doodles and drawings. Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to experiment :)

And here’s my final list:

2020 Summer List PDF by Atiliay.com

SHARE WITH A FRIEND

This PDF is 5″x7″ so there’s 2 list templates that print out on one sheet of regular sized paper or cardstock–I did this because I thought it’d be fun to share this project with a friend and also have an accountability buddy! And who doesn’t love snail mail? The size also makes it a little less intimidating to fill out and can easily fit on a fridge (which is where I am keeping mine) or bulletin board.

I also think this becomes a cool keepsake or you can take a picture of it then compare it to next summer’s list.

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HAPPY SUMMER!

I hope you enjoy this project and have fun thinking up your 10 items and lettering each one! If you would like to share your list with me, I would love to see it! Snap a picture and email it to me: hello@atiliay.com. Happy summer to you and yours!

2020 Summer List PDF by Atiliay.com

PRINTING TIPS:
* I recommend printing on cardstock.
* If your PDF is getting cut off, make sure to change your printer settings to “fit to page”.

This is a gentle reminder that this PDF is designed for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Please ask for permission first if you would like to share this. Contact Olivia at hello@atiliay.com. Thank you for your cooperation!


PDFS TO START YOUR 2020 WITH!

Happy 2020! I hope yours is off to a great start–I have been feeling so excited and positive about this new year and decade! To help me gather my thoughts, reflect, and organize, these are some of the PDFs I am starting off my year with and sharing with you in case they can help you too—the weekly planner is definitely the one I use most and I feel lost if I haven’t filled one out for the week! I think the key to everything is planning ahead—I might not be the best at doing that but I’m working on it! ?⁣ There’s something for your everyday, week, month, and year.

All of these PDFs are free and are sent to newsletter subscribers—if you’d like access to them, you can sign up by clicking here. (Don’t forget to confirm your subscription!) When you join, you’ll automatically be sent the latest newsletter with these PDFs. (If you don’t receive anything let me know and be sure to check junk/spam folders and updates/promo tabs since they end up there sometimes.) You will also get access to all previous PDFs that have been sent out and I email you new ones at least once a month!⁣

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Habit Tracker PDF by Atiliay.com

I really love creating these—sometimes they are inspired by something I’m looking for and can’t find, other times they are based on the season we are headed into, and sometimes it’s just something I think you will find useful! It’s my way of saying thank you for letting me pop up in your inbox and I hope you enjoy them! :)

FREE WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET PDF

Plan, do, accomplish!

This month’s freebie PDF is something that I created for myself and wanted to share in case it works for you too–it’s a weekly planning sheet to stay on top of appointments, deadlines, birthdays, tasks, and goals!

I’ve used a ton of different planners/calendars and nothing has stuck with me except for a weekly planning pad I got. I’ve been using it since the year started and when I fill it in and schedule out my day, I feel super productive and organized! I only have a few sheets left of the pad so I decided to change the things I didn’t utilize or like and came up with this guy!

I think this method works for me because all the information is out and easily accessible (vs. planners and journals where you have to flip back and forth through different pages). It’s also very easy to use and fill in–nothing fancy, just something that gets the job done for me!

I keep my sheets on a clipboard so I can easily switch out the sheets. I save the previous ones behind the new ones in case I need to refer back to them. I also print on both sides to try to save some paper! (And when I am all done the sheets will be recycled.)
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I hope you like it and that it helps you stay on top of things so that you can make more time for things that matter most to you! :)

BE A KIND DRIVER – FREE PDFS FOR THE ROAD

Car Sign PDFs by Atiliay.com

I was at a stoplight last week and I kept hearing this car honking continuously. After about 10 seconds of this I started to get annoyed and began looking around to see who this jerk who kept honking was! I finally saw the car, a few lanes away from me. In the drivers seat was an older gentleman, maybe in his late 60s, and he had stopped honking and was holding up a sign at the car in front of him that read, “left break light out”. The man in the car in front read it and waved thank you. How awesome is this guy to have signs in his car letting other drivers know that their break lights are out?! It really made my morning to see that. It’s such a great idea–a simple yet very kind gesture to those we are sharing the road with. It’s also smart because sometimes if people are yelling at you from their car or just honking, you don’t always know what they want and might ignore them. I was super inspired by this man to make signs of my own! I thought I’d share them so everyone can help out a fellow driver on the road the next time they need it. Please do keep in mind to use these signs when you are at a full stop (!) or you can have your passengers hold up the signs for you.

There are 5 signs total:

Left break light out
Right break light out
Both break lights out
Gas cap open
You have a flat tire
Turn on your headlights :)

Click here to download your free PDFs for the road.

In the recent months, I have left my gas cap off one too many times (!) and Justin actually didn’t know he had a flat tire until someone told him! So I added signs for those as well. I hope you like this idea and will join me in keeping these signs in your car and using them to help out other drivers!

If you’d like to share with me how you’ve used these PDFs, I’d love to see/hear! Send me an email (hello@atiliay.com) or tag me on social media (IG: @atiliay / #atiliaypdfs) so I can check it out.

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 PRINTING TIPS:

* I recommend printing on heavy cardstock so it’s easy to hold up and stay flat. You can also try laminating them as well!
* If your PDF is getting cut off, make sure to change your printer settings to “fit to page”.

This is a gentle reminder that this PDF is designed for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Please ask for permission first if you would like to share this. Contact Olivia at hello@atiliay.com.
Thank you for your cooperation!

THANKSGIVING PLACE CARD PDFS

Thanksgiving Place Cards by Atiliay.com

Add a personalized touch to each person’s place at the table this Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving! All you have to do is print, cut, and fill in each diner’s name. There are two designs to choose from. I hope you like them and they help add something special to your holiday meal!

Click on the links below to download the PDF.

Thankful For Place Card
Thankful For Wreath Place Card

Happy Thanksgiving!

PS: How is your “I am Thankful For…” list coming along? If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can do so by heading to the PDF Library and looking under the “Self Reflection” section–the link is below.

Wreath Place Cards by Atiliay.com


PRINTING TIPS:

* I recommend printing on white cardstock.
* If your PDF is getting cut off, make sure to change your printer settings to “fit to page”.

You can find all previous PDFs in Atiliay’s PDF Library.

This is a gentle reminder that this PDF is designed for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Please ask for permission first if you would like to share this. Contact Olivia at hello@atiliay.com.
Thank you for your cooperation!