A few days ago Minted featured (on their Facebook page) a baby invite I designed that is for sale on their website. I love this design, but it is pretty bad quality from the screen shot I took. HERE is the invitation on their site.
And today I was featured in Minted's most recent email sent to anyone on their email list, along with the designers. It may have been because they needed to fill in that Utah/Idaho/Montana area on the map, but still awesome.
Also, I need a good headshot. That picture below was taken five years ago on a hot day after walking around a museum for several hours while visiting a friend and not having any of my normal hair products. But at least it is a picture where I'm not holding a kid! That is seriously why I use it as my profile picture.
My cousin had triplets about a week ago after 11 years of trying to have a baby. They were born early, 29 weeks, and are in the NICU. For the time that they were born, they are doing pretty well, but they still have a lot of hurdles to overcome.
This is the baby shower invitation that I designed for her. Pretty simple, she wanted the triplets represented in some way so I came up with some cutesy animals.
Here is her pregnant belly at about 24 weeks.
And a few shots from the baby shower. Her neighbor organized the shower. Everyone is extremely excited for her and tons of people helped.
These delicate eggs decorated the tables and were beautiful.
Aaaand, this is what the gift table looks like when you're having triplets. Can you tell by the wrappings that she is having all girls?
My babies turned one in February. I took some pictures of them in these paper boy hats I found on clearance after Christmas at Target. It sort of worked. Trying to get two babies to sit still enough for a picture together with just one adult (me) to keep them in place is near impossible. Most of my pictures didn't work.
The individual pictures worked better. Here is my little Lukie. I could squeeze his cheeks and neck aaaalllll day. He is a super squishy baby. He loves loves loves to cuddle.
(I was given the bow tie--and a second coordinating polka dot one--by Veronica of Lolly Lu Designs. She sells them for just $6.95 on her Esty site and they are immaculately made.)
This is sweet little Jude. He is quite independent but has learned to say "hi" and loves to say it when a new person enters the room. He also recently learned to hug by putting his head on things he likes while saying "aaahhhhh." He has become really affectionate.
I was able to get a couple okay shots of them together. I don't know that face Luke is making.
I patched these two together. Luke kept playing with Jude's ear, it was hilarious. Jude didn't even seem to mind.
Close to my Heart makes scrapbooking products, and are mostly known for their unique acrylic stamps. They are clear and you attach the stamps to a handle you already have. I actually don't have any stamps myself, or I'd show you a picture of how this works. BUT, here are four different stamps I've designed for them. One day I'll get the stamps themselves!
The stamps with pink lines are stamps that also work with Cricut die-cut machines.
A few months ago we replaced the last light fixture in our house that hasn't been replaced (besides our build in fluorescents in our kitchen). It took a long time because I wanted something I loved, and I also wanted something my husband didn't hate (but I didn't really mind too much if he didn't looove it.)
I found some awesome industrial fixtures with clear glass which my husband hated and said looked like clear upside down planters. My husband then found some weird overly modern belong-in-a-sci-fi movie fixtures. Then we (I) found one we both loved.
First here is what we originally had:
And here is the light we found and fell in love with from West Elm:
(Note, we also replaced that yellow window with a clear one and added interior window trim which makes the light look better too, in my opinion.)
We've replaced tons of things in our house (like new 5 panel interior doors, 100% painted every room and ceiling, took out wood paneling, etc) but the one that I fall in love with more and more every day is this light. Now I sound a little crazy.
I love the metal. My husband loves that there is a shade so he won't be blinded when looking at it. I love the space between the metal and the shade. I love the texture. Even the cord attaching it to the ceiling has great detail. We lucked out too and bought it when West Elm was having 30% off all their lighthing. Nothing like a sale ending the next day to make you bite the bullet. Fall in love with me:
So the lesson of today: Sometimes that one special more-expensive-than-you-would-normally-pay item for your house will bring you so much happiness that it is totally worth it. I sit in my chair in my living room nursing my babies and stare at it for hours.
Valentine's Day is coming right up! I looove candy, but sometimes I think an alternative is a nice change.
I've made this printable for your little ones to bring to school and fill boxes with. I found these pencils in the dollar spot at Target if you like them. Click HERE to get the free PDF.
This PDF will open in Adobe Reader, and you can print it right from there. (If you try to open it in an editing program (like Adobe Illustrator) it will ask for a password, so that won't work.)
Hello friends! I have a new gig once a month creating a free printable download for the website Or So She Says. Click HERE to see todays post, my first one.
Or, you could just continue scrolling down here, it is the same thing :)
I created a couple of radness printables for all your thankful thoughts this Thanksgiving dinner. Here is the one for the grown-ups table. (Click HERE to download the PDF. So easy!)
This list I created is truly things I'm thankful for. I haven't written down things I'm thankful for in years.
And, here is the one for the kids' table. But I think I might like this one more because I like to color. That settles it, I'm coloring one of these. (The PDF is HERE.)
My sweetie 9-year-old girl Alex loves to color. She had some tips for me on how to improve the page, but I didn't have time to update my PDF before today. Maybe next year, just for her.
If you're like me, you haven't even thought about Christmas cards yet this year. To make it simple for you, I have a plan. For $15 you can:
1. Pick out a card you like below.
2. Email me at email@example.com and tell me which number is your favorite. Be sure attach a photo, what name you'd like on the card, and how you will be printing it so I can send you the right file type (see number 4 below).
3. I'll customize your card and email you a digital file. I'll do it within 24 hours or less.
4. Print it one of two ways (1) print as a simple 5x7 photo or (2) I can place two cards to an 8.5x11 page and you can print them on card-stock at two to a page (but you would have to cut those out or pay the printer to).
5. Stuff them in a standard 5x7 envelope (like these) and you are DONE!
I take paypal so everything is easy peasy. Also, I can change the colors on cards 3,5, & 8 to coordinate with the picture you send if you prefer.