Monday, October 29, 2012

Shutterfly Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Sara - she is our winner of the $50 Shutterfly gift! Get something amazing, Sara!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vintage Printables

I just wanted to share a site I found recently while browsing the vast interweb. It's - and it features a ton of FREE public domain/out-of-copyright images that are PERFECT for DIY projects.

Here are a few I found that are great for Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving:



Happy crafting! I've got a few holiday-themed DIY craft projects coming up and a new ON THE MENU cupcake edition, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

GIVEAWAY: $50 Shutterfly Gift

It's that time of year again when everyone starts thinking about what to do for their annual Holiday Cards. Personally, I always turn to Shutterfly. They always have a great selection, and they're always running great deals and promos, making their cards and photo books affordable. Check out some of their SPECIAL OFFERS - you're sure to find something good!

This year you're in luck, because Shutterfly is helping me give away a whopping $50 OFF YOUR TOTAL ORDER, excluding shipping. That should be more than enough to make a dent in your holiday card order! Scroll to the end for CONTEST DETAILS.

A lot of people set up their family portrait shots around the card design they've picked out, and there are some great new ones for 2012. I always like to give my mom a hard time because she is DESPERATE every year to get a good family shot. She insisted we all wear scarves around the fireplace one year during a hot October. You know I love you, mom :)

You can see I mocked up a few above of some of my favorites. But of course I can't show which ones I've actually picked out - that would ruin the surprise for friends and family!

I love this little way to highlight the best parts of your year (instead of the traditional letter):

You can even feature your fur baby on your holiday card with some of their creative pet-themed holiday cards:
Whatever we choose, I'd like to do one large, bold image as opposed to past years where we've done several images on one card. And I do know it will be featuring a certain new addition to the family.

Prize: $50 off your total order at - excludes shipping and cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.
Deadline to enter: October 29, 2012 - plenty of time for the holidays
To enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me what design you would choose if you one.
For an extra entry: Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment letting me know you did so.
How the winner will be chosen: Random number generator.
This post was sponsored by Shutterfly.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Guess what...?

Judah's head is just fine. Hooray! We were finally able to meet with the craniofacial surgeon at Children's Mercy today to go over his CT scan results in depth. And while he has no soft spot anymore, he is perfectly healthy. We do have to go back every six months until he's two just to be sure that no pressure develops on his brain to be on the safe side. But other than that - we can put this drama to bed. Goodnight. We appreciate everyone's prayers, thoughts, and well wishes!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Our Baby Is a Genius

I love it when people say, "My baby is soooo smart and sooo advanced." And I'm like, "Yeah, well can your baby do this?"

UPDATE: I feel the need to clarify that this image is photoshopped. Genius baby cannot stand yet.