Styling your bookcase can feel a bit intimidating; really, I know. (I’ve been there before, paralyzed with fear, too!) With all the stunning imagery of impeccably styled shelves around the web, you might wonder how fellow home lovers keep things feeling so effortless, right? I truly don’t believe there are steadfast rules when it comes to a beautifully styled bookcase, but if you’re looking at your own overstuffed and chaotic shelves and feeling ready to breathe new life into your display, here are a few easy tips I’ve learned along the way to keep things feeling fun, fresh and most importantly, more like you.
We have had a lot of snow days – 10 so far this year. And, as much as I love a cuddly day at home, keeping the kids occupied for that long is not easy. We did crafts, played games, watched movies, and baked. We did a lot of baking. A snow day is a perfect time to introduce your children to the kitchen.
I will forever be a fan of a well-written thank you card. As much as I love the convenience of email, texting, and social media, there’s something about the thank you card—it’s one of the few lasting signs of good manners. And thankfully, it’s an easy skill to master, even for your kids. That’s one of the reasons thank you cards have remained as we’ve ditched other etiquette rules. They are quick to write and can be relatively informal, but they still show more consideration than a text message. Read More “Teach Kids to Write Thank You Cards in 3 Steps”
Inspired by Swedes, we try our best to play outside every day of the year (take that, NYC winters!), but of course there are many cold dark days where you’re cooped up inside most of the time. So, I’ve been brainstorming fun things to do inside this winter to keep us from going stir crazy.
Once we had taken family photos, we decided to make a few photo products for our friends and family. As always, we used Pinhole Press, since we love their simple, beautiful designs. First, we made birth announcements to send to our friends across the country and my family in England. My grandmother doesn’t have an email account, so this will be the first photo she’ll see of Anton!
Would (or did) you have a baby shower for your second baby? I wasn’t sure if it seemed like overkill since we’d already had a shower for Toby’s birth, but then Abbey pointed out, “It would be nice to celebrate THIS baby.” And that seemed true. So one recent Saturday, I went to my friend Samantha‘s house for the loveliest afternoon with fifteen wonderful women and a few chubby babies…
Have you guys heard of brag books? They’re accordion-style books featuring eight photos, which you can carry in your handbag. They would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day, don’t you think? We made them for Toby’s grandmothers, and you could also make copies for beloved babysitters and teachers. They take about five minutes to create, and they’re so sweet and heartfelt.
You’ve gotten engaged (congrats!), you booked your reception and now you can’t wait to spread the word to your family and friends. Enter our new, versatile save-the-date decals that double as a memento and a calendar heads up. These are part of the mini and full invitation suites that include items such wedding invitations, RSVP cards, escort cards, and photo books. The style ranges from the formal affair with the Black Tie suite or The Coastal Collection which would work great for a destination wedding or less formal affair. A favorite for the DIY bride is our new wedding decals perfect for creating a romantic photographic collage at the reception.