Wednesday, July 23

My Little Kidlets

Alexandra is now 10, Liam is 3, and Luke and Jude are 17 months.

And for those of you that think you may be able to pull off a picture with kids these ages or close to it with just one photographer/adult, I have tricked you. This top photo was the only picture where three were looking (I never had one with all four looking) so I photoshopped Liam's head to a non-looking-away-graham-cracker-filled-open-mouthed head.

Tuesday, July 22

Free Card Downloads

Some free card downloads! 

Click here for 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Thursday, July 3

Minted Features

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.

Wednesday, May 7

Minted Art

Another piece I have for sale on titled Aboriginal River.

It has a partner titled Aboriginal Rocks that wasn't chosen to be for sale. Too bad, they would look cool together on a wall.

Wednesday, April 23

Baby Grace

Little baby Grace is 3.5 months old and just a sweetie. Look at that bottom lip! I had fun taking her pictures and creating this baby announcement. Girly, but not too girly.

Tuesday, April 22


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?

Saturday, April 19

My Babies are One

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.

Tuesday, April 15

Close To My Heart Stamps

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.

Baby Stella

My sister recently had a beautiful little girl. Meet baby Stella at 6 days old.

I love her fuzzy little fat little cheeks.

This is her at about 7 weeks old. Already growing up!

Sunday, March 30

Free Printable: Birthday Calendar

Print this baby up and decorate your wall with a birthday calendar. Click HERE to download the PDF and then print on 8.5 x 11 card-stock. 

Monday, March 24

My New Love

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.

Tuesday, January 28

Valentine's Download

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.)

Monday, January 6

Merry Late Christmas!

Saturday, December 21

Christmas Printables

I was asked if I would be willing to make a Portuguese version of these gift tags, so here they are! Click HERE to download the PDF.

I have many other Christmas printables from the previous couple years. Click HERE and HERE to check out 2011 and 2012.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 3

Photo Prints at Minted

I have a couple more photos for sale on Minted. 

This one I actually had printed a couple years ago and I have it hanging in our living room. It is called Consuegra.

Wednesday, November 27

Free Thanksgiving Printables

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.
Happy Thanksgiving!