Finding The Perfect Gold Foil Holiday Card -

Holiday Cards – Finding the Perfect Gold-Foil Design

It’s time to get those Holiday Cards printed! Pretty gold foil details are everywhere, and I love that little bit of shine!

The shimmer of a foil-stamped card is perfect for the holidays. I knew I wanted my family’s cards to be foil-stamped, but I didn’t want it to feel like an afterthought – I wanted to design an entire stationary suite designed around that shiny greeting. That meant I needed to find the perfect details and backgrounds to compliment the gold foil and make it pop!

I’m thrilled to work with Shutterfly this year on my holiday cards: their Perfectly Personal™ Holiday Cards are exactly what I was looking for! There are tons of beautiful gold-foil designs to choose from, with backgrounds that compliment the shiny foil and coordinate with the festive them. Whether you like the gold glitter look or the bright gold shimmer look, Shutterfly has gorgeous options for your cards, address labels, and invitations.

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.


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Tips for Making Family Picture Day Easier

This is the season for family pictures!

Have you seen this post from last year? Family picture day doesn’t have be crazy and stressful- check out these seven tips for how to make it a good experience!… 

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October Things

It’s that time again, where I share all the amusing  (and embarassing) things my kids say.   Dash (praying): Heavenly Father. Please make the leaves turn colors. Amen.

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Happy Halloween From The Sherwood Forest – Family Robin Hood Costumes

For Halloween this year, we were all characters from the Sherwood Forest: Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and King Richard! The kids loved dressing up as a family, and they were thrilled to tell everyone who we were.

Costume Parade 2014

Halloween Costume Parade

It was so much fun to see results roll in for our Instagram Parade. I’m proud of all you moms for taking those pictures and recording these memories! Years from now you’ll look back on them and remember just how your kids were at this age- with their silly smiles, little personalities, and favorite characters…. 

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Our Family Costumes This Year

Introducing our family costumes this year,

Instagram Costume Parade

Call For Entries – Instagram Halloween Costume Parade

The costume parties are starting, and I know all you moms will be getting “snap happy” with pictures of your goblins and ghosts. This blog is all about encouraging moms to use their cameras, and I want to see your cute kids and pass along some love for your photos! So… Snap Happy Mom is… 

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DIY Frozen Backdrop for Fancy Elsa Photos

Want to take a special picture of your daughter in her Elsa dress? Here’s a DIY idea that is simple and looks pretty in pictures. This Frozen backdrop is easy to put together: you just need white fabric or curtains to cover the wall/floor, and then a pretty snowflake garland. These two things can totally… 

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A Lightning Photo - Another reason to shoot in raw format - Snap Happy Mom

A Lightning Photo – aka another reason to take photos in raw

I’m no stranger to taking hundred or thousands of picture in a month; I’m pretty much always behind in editing. So I’ve been going through my backlog of photos, and found this gem:

Quick and Easy Frozen Photo Shoot - Here's how you can painlessly create a Frozen-inspired area in less than ten minutes to take some pictures of a little Elsa. It's quick, easy, and cheap...but it adds just the right amount of special to that photo! - from

Quick And Easy Frozen Photo Shoot – Ten Minute Elsa Pictures!

Does your daughter want to be someone from Frozen for Halloween? Or does she love to dress up as Elsa at home? If your daughter already feels special in that Elsa dress, then why not take a special photo of her as well! Got ten minutes? Here’s how you can painlessly create a Frozen-inspired area… 

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10 Tips For Taking Halloween Costume Photos -

10 Tips For Taking Halloween Costume Photos

Halloween is coming, and that means it’s picture time! It’s so fun to look back at those photos year after year, so here are ten awesome tips to make sure those photos of your kids in their Halloween costumes are the best they can be!


Things The Kids Say – September Edition

These are the things I managed to write down this month. It’s so fun to hear them say things that make so much sense to them, but are hilarious to us.   Dash: My eyes are watering. I must be crying happy tears.