Free Motivational Mask Prints


We are still in a pandemic and we still need to make efforts to stop the spread. Living in a pandemic is THE WORST, but we have miracles happening and lights at the end of the tunnel. Until we get there, I hope that these motivational graphics keep you and your loved ones inspired to be kind.

I made these free mask posters for your home or classroom.

You can get the four free posters by clicking on the button below. The files will be sent to your email where you can download the 5×7 and 8×10 poster files to print at home or send to a printer.


Happy Bowling Ball Day!

I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Elise, you’re crazy. It’s actually Pi Day which isn’t even a real holiday.”

But, no.

It’s Bowling Ball Day. And it’s a very special day for me.

Four years ago today I was on spring break with some friends and a bowling ball fell from the top of a flagpole and hit me on the head. I fell from the 5 ft platform I was standing on and had a seizure on the ground. My friends called 911. I was taken in an ambulance to the local hospital where they discovered that my spinal fluid was leaking into my brain, so they life-flighted me to the UofU Neuro Care Clinic.

Ashli and I on the platform with the flagpole.

A couple of CAT scans and 8 staples later, I was on my way to recovery. My skull was fractured from front to back. (You know how babies have a soft spot when they’re born because their skull is in two parts? I split it open again.) I also had a severe concussion. I was in the hospital for 4 days, at home on Loritab (which makes Full House ten times funnier) for another week, and I couldn’t wash my hair for another 3 weeks until they removed the staples.

Look at the top of the flagpole in the background, you can see the bowling ball in its prongs.

News story:

The loooong story can be found here.

I love Bowling Ball Day because I remember how loved I am. I remember that I am very lucky blessed to be alive today. In more ways than one, that accident should have killed me. So I have no doubt that I have reason to be alive today. (Bowling Ball Day is like a second birthday!)

Tonight, I’ll be going bowling with some good friends to celebrate. Oh, and we’ll be eating pie. Of course. 🙂