Your little one is finally here, now it’s time to announce his or her arrival. As a parent (particularly one that is sleep deprived), sending out a birth announcement may be the last thing on your mind and one more thing to add to your lengthy to-do list. However, a birth announcement is a wonderful way to spread the news that your baby has arrived. It also serves as a beautiful keepsake that you will cherish forever. Your time is precious these days, but fortunately, it’s easy to make a birth announcement in a matter of minutes.
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When I started taking monthly photos of Levi as a baby, my goal was to print them in a baby book. I spent one exhausting weekend sorting through a year’s worth of digital images to create an album that includes his monthly photos, my monthly letters to him, and 12 months of candid shots.
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Halloween signals the beginning of the baking season at our house. It seems like we need to bring a snack just about everywhere we go. School, football, you name it we like to bring sweet treats with us.
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(Post and photos by Jamie W., a graphic designer, photographer and blogger) Presents for the family are going to be easy this year because we have so many great wedding photos to give as gifts. I was thinking of ways to combine all our favorite photos as beautiful prints and I can’t think of a better way than with a wedding photo book. I ordered the Panoramic Photo Book which is great because you can put an entire horizontal photo across two pages and not worry about anything getting cut off in the middle. Thanks to Pinhole Press, Christmas gifts are going to be a breeze!
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Meghann Andrews reviewed the Pinhole Press Panoramic Photo Book for her blog Brioche and Blessings. You can see her full review here.
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Since Scott and I started our kitchen renovation early this year, we’ve been on the hunt for vintage glass decanters that we could keep on display. Our eyes are on high alert as we go to flea markets and yard sales, and we’ve even found a few through online auctions. We’re thisclose to calling the renovation complete, and in the meantime, we’ve been honing in on the smaller details. In this case, we wanted some standout (yet understated) tags for those decanters we’ve been collecting!
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There is no shortage of framed photos and artwork around our home, and no matter what room we’re in the middle of deconstructing to reconstruct, we’re always thinking about what we’ll hang on the walls once the paint has dried. It always feels like such a finishing touch; a reward for all the hard work we’ve put in.
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Taking beautiful photos of food is more challenging than one might imagine. After years of being a portrait photographer, I did not think that it would be difficult to take pictures of food. I decided to start a food blog and figured that taking drool-worthy pictures would be a piece of cake. (No pun intended.) Turns out I had a lot to learn.
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It’s been a bit of a rough winter for our two rescue pups, Jack and CC. Walks have been shorter due to the cold, they’ve each gotten the sniffles (and proceeded to pass them back and forth between each other incessantly), and although spring is finally here, it’s been far too long since they’ve rolled around in a patch of green grass. Wanting to show them some extra love, I whipped up a batch of super simple homemade dog cookies inspired by this recipe!
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My family’s recipes are just as valuable to me as family photos. They are rich in tradition and history and I treasure them more than anything. The problem is that a lot of the recipes that my mom, grandmother, and sister use are not written down. Or they have steps or ingredients missing. Not always helpful. And the end result? Well, not always how I remember them.
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