Love it or hate it, holiday card season is in game-on mode. We absolutely love receiving personal and special cards from our friends and family every year, but the holiday card journey can be code-red level stressful. […]
Every year at about this time, I make my family do the yearly “pilgrimage” to take our annual family photos for our holiday cards. The first few years of this endeavor were met with some major resistance by all family members (myself excluded, of course). But as the years have gone on, my family has moved past the resistance stage and moved into what I call the “acceptance stage” of this annual tradition, because they know it’s just not negotiable! […]
As a mother of four children, I am acutely aware of how fast “time flies.” Trying to keep the photo frames updated through the years seems impossible. When we recently were updating our family room, I wanted to create photo walls that embraced our family lifestyle. I cannot tell you how much fun looking at photos can be!
Ummm, hello, it’s already November? I swear each year goes by faster than the last. It seems like just yesterday I wrote this post on family pictures for my Christmas cards last year, and now here I am again. This year is special because we have a new addition to our family, which also means making three kids look at
Photo books make some of the best presents. I love making these books as holiday, birthday or “thank you for the weekend” gifts—it takes me down memory lane, and I get so much pleasure putting them together. If you’re looking for a creative gift to give this year and have some spare time on your hands (insert giant sigh here),
It happens about this time every year. The stress. The anxiety. The fear of knowing that it’s time for me to wrangle my family, coordinate them in the season’s best outfits, bribe (or threaten) smiles out of them and pretend for that quick second of a camera click—that we ARE the perfect, smiling, calm family of four, who just happen