Tuesday, March 24, 2015

kids mail swap

what happens when your fellow junk lovin' friend invites you on a 5 hour road trip to dig through an old barn? you go! and then you talk non-stop (in between double stuff oreos) about life and all of the creative ideas we have swirling around in our pretty little heads! this is just one of the many ideas that came from that five hour road trip . . .

cleo has been very busy creating mail for all of her friends and neighbors. she creates a pretty piece of mail, throws it in an envelope and heads out with her mail bag in tow and delivers her mail. i got to thinking wouldn't it be fun if she actually sent out that mail and got some fun mail in return? that's where you come in! do you have a little person in your house that loves mail? i hope you will join us!

here's how it works . . .  easy peasy!

send me your child's name, age and your mailing address. (darcyjerome@comcast.net) once i have received all of the participant's names and information, i will match everyone up and the mailing can begin. no gifts or trinkets. just good ol' snail mail! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

something i read, ate, created #24

a few of my favorite books from spring break:

me before you
i bawled

big little lies
looking forward to reading other books by liane moriarty

the husband's secret
i think this would be a really great movie!

one summer
two books in one! elin hilderbrand is the perfect beach read author

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hands down the best banana bread. EVER. sorry mom.
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wisconsin winters are no joke, people!  i made a big batch of banana bread last week and shared some with a friend that needed a little sunshine. i couldn't very well just leave a loaf of bread on her steps! i spruced it up with a few things i had in my studio . . .
vintage seam binding, a vintage buckle and a page from my vintage dictionary!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine's Day is for the Birds

 cleo's 2015 valentine's

you're so tweet! give your feathered friends a treat!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine's Day Printable

valentine's day is right around the corner! these were such a hit with cleo's little friends last year so i created a printable just for you! print, cut and attach a party blow-out. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

something i read, ate, created #23

i am definitely late to this party . . .  MOMASTERY! do you follow her blog? have you read her book? i am reading her book, carry on, warrior: the power of embracing your messy, beautiful life, right now and have had so many aha moments. my highlighter is working over time.  i highly reccomend it!

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i made this recipe up and it has turned into one of our favorites! 
ground turkey is a winter staple around here!

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one of my favorite instagram accounts to follow belongs to amanda over at be crafty. last year i attended one of her workshops and fell in love with this sweet, creative girl who just happens to be local too! i made her be my friend! (kidding, but not really) i have since attended two more workshops and have sponsored a handful! i created these fun stickers for the next be crafty workshop!
 you can find them in my etsy shop!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

from blog to book

a couple years ago i was helping a friend at her photography workshop and the topic moved to personal photos.  i was a good ol' fashioned photo album girl who was getting behind and was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed so when one of the participants brought up “from blog to book” with blurb, i was intrigued!

she had a family blog that she kept up to date with pictures AND text! (something all of my photo albums were lacking!) and at the end of each year she printed her blog through blurb and ordered a book for each child in her family.  it sounded so simple and easy, except i wasn't good about keeping my own blog updated so i wasn't sure if a family blog would be a good fit for me!

but she sold me on the idea and i decided to try it for 6 months.  well, i loved it! we just received our 2013 books from blurb and couldn’t be happier!

what i love . . .
     forces me to download my pictures off my phone and camera
     details and dates are recorded
     click of a button and everything has downloaded right into a book format

and the best part? walking into a room and seeing a huge smile on cleo and henry's faces while they page through their books! so fun to see!

- new blurb customers can save 25% on photo books through september 30, 2014 -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

something i read, ate, created #22

 this summer i took part in our community choir! so fun!
 didn't realize how much i had missed singing!
one of the songs we performed was 
armore que une con el amor grandisimo
the first time i read through this song these words jumped right off the page . . .

i think it's the perfect description of me!

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last summer i spent two months on crutches so this summer i am totally making up for it! i created a summer bucket list with my kiddos. one of the first things we crossed off the list was visiting a strawberry farm to pick our own berries! ok let me tell you, it's hard work! we had fun but didn't come home with a ton of berries (didn't help that H ate more than he picked!)

i had high hopes of trying to make jam, but that didn't happen so i froze them instead. 

last week i made this! YUMMY and so EASY!
i followed the recipe for the most part, but i did not layer the berries on top of the pie. 
we kept them separate because they got a bit soupy from being frozen. then of course
we topped each piece off with more homemade whip cream! 

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i recently had a new mama contact me and ask me if i would
create a sign that she could attach to her baby's carseat. i think you could
 hang this from the nursery door too!