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! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

something i read, ate, created #21

a friend recently sent this to me.
so thankful for my beautiful friends.

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a couple new, go to recipes



(i serve it over cauliflower rice)

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submitted these designs to minted
i would love it if you took a moment and voted!
here | here
(fingers crossed)


Saturday, February 1, 2014


henry and i have been collecting heart shaped rocks for years. it's our thing.(i like the sound of that) some of them you have to look real hard to see the heart, others are obvious. 

 there is something sort of magical about finding a heart in an unlikely place, when you least expect it.

last week i was paging through the latest people magazine and i came across this . . . photographs by drew barrymore reveal hearts found in everyday situations. i guess i am not the only one that has a heart crush!

wouldn't it be fun to fill our instagram feeds with everyday hearts throughout the month of february? follow along and tag your photos using #everywherehearts. i can't wait to see what you find!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Merry

hope you are having a wonderful day filled with
 family, friends, laughter and good food!


Sunday, June 16, 2013

otto, ben, henry, kevin and cleo
(not pictured: jenna, otto's mama and smile support)

happy father's day to two kick ass dads!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

yay for summer giveaway

school is winding down . . .  TWO more days! 
H couldn't be more excited! me too! i love summer!
 and what better way to celebrate than hosting a giveaway!

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sheer addiction jewelry

for the girl who loves a weekend by the water... mixed metal chain with vintage anchor pendant, rhinestone and semi precious bead. Length: 23"

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baby bird and bub bub

8x10 anchor print
5 colors to choose from

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sundar imports  

fairly traded from madagascar, this handmade clutch is 100% braided raffia with cotton lining, snap closure and wood detail.  perfect combination of rustic sophistication and beach side chic.

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pretty girl designs

12 note cards with lined envelopes
and matching address labels

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