How to Design Name Cards for Photo Ornaments

Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me the product in this post to review. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Christmas, my kids will be giving their grandparents adorable photo ornaments. I’m probably crazy for posting this just a few days before Christmas, but maybe you can buy the ornaments (I got mine from Oriental Trading)… Keep reading →

How to Create Your Own Birth Announcements to Save Money

Just as you bring your tiny bundle of joy home from the hospital, you might remember that you still have to get newborn pictures taken as well as find the perfect birth announcement to share the wonderful news with everyone. And neither of those expenses are cheap. Even with a coupon from one of the big… Keep reading →

How to Make a Mosaic of Your Favorite Picture

The agonizing part of being a photo fanatic is that you have thousands of pictures and they are ALL your favorite. You can’t pick just one to hang on the wall. And, that, my friends, is why I am in love with making photo mosaics. Right before we moved into our house, we celebrated our 5 year… Keep reading →

Must-Take Pictures of Your Kids This Fall

The year our first daughter was born, I could not wait to take pictures of her when autumn rolled around. She was just about 3 months old when the leaves started to change colors and Halloween was coming. My sister-in-law and I were trying to start a photography business together, so we used her as… Keep reading →

Creative Ways to Record Memories of Your Child’s Life

Recording memories of your child – before conception, throughout pregnancy, and after birth – might be important, but unless you set aside time and know which methods are best for you, it might become the last thing on your mind. There are a gazillion ways you can record those special moments and capture a snippet… Keep reading →

How to Remove a Distracting Background from Almost Any Picture

Have you ever taken a picture and thought it was just perfect until you looked at it on your computer and saw something in the background that ruined it? I’ve got plenty of pictures like that, but if I really want to keep them, I turn to the clone tool while editing so I don’t… Keep reading →

Baby Firsts and Milestones to Remember

When you are living the moment it feels like forever. For me, it felt like the first few weeks of breastfeeding and late-night feedings would never end. But then time passes and, before you know it, you can’t even remember that much about your baby. Unless you were great at recording all the special moments,… Keep reading →

The One Stop Guide to Getting All Your Prints Organized (Once and for All!!)

A couple weeks ago, I decided that we should declutter one of our hallway closets because it was becoming a home to too many things that we no longer needed or never used in the first place. There was a box in that closet that was full of pictures that I had printed out years… Keep reading →

5 Edits that Take Less than 2 Minutes per Picture

When I was a teenager, my dad had Adobe Photoshop on his computer, and I could spend hours on that program trying things out. I would change lips to blue and turn the picture into a painting. But I don’t have the luxury of spending hours upon hours on the computer to edit pictures anymore…. Keep reading →

Create a Cheap Photo Gift in Less Than 20 Minutes with PicMonkey

Since my daughters are still so young, I have yet to receive a real gift from them for Mother’s Day. I truly don’t mind because most gifts just add clutter. So this year I’m in Grandmother’s Day thinking mode, and I wanted to come up with a really beautiful gift for both grandmas without spending… Keep reading →

5 Motivating Reasons to Make Your Family Yearbooks

Before I got married I could focus almost 100% on my own needs. That meant that I had plenty of time to journal, so I have lots and lots of memories captured through written word. Once I got married, I got into a serious slump and have written very little over the years. That’s why… Keep reading →

Weekly Baby Photo Collages in PicMonkey

The 2nd post I wrote on this blog was about taking and editing weekly baby pictures. At the time, I was still really great about taking those pictures of my sweet Bella week after week (even without a reminder). Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put a * by any link that is an… Keep reading →

Basic Photo Organization: Rename and Tag Pictures

It took me awhile, but I finally finished. Whew! Update on Deleting Pictures Back in July, I started deleting pictures from our computer that we really didn’t need. It was then that I shared the criteria for deleting the pictures, and I said I’d work on it for an hour each week. I’m all caught up now,… Keep reading →

Pictures to Take While Your Baby’s in the NICU

Today I’m hanging out with Chelsea from Mommie & Wee! You might remember her from when she guest posted over here about the 3 Super Easy Steps for a Rockin’ Bod. Show her some love today! She was so kind to reciprocate and let me spend time talking to her fans for a day! Here’s a… Keep reading →

Turn Your Kids into Spooky Lil’ Things with PicMonkey

It’s the first day of the scariest month of the year! I’m not a huge fan of all the creepy, spooky stuff surrounding Halloween, but I do love candy! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put a * by any link that is an affiliate link). If you click on one of these links and… Keep reading →