Our Hand-Crafted Wedding

I love weddings where you can see the couple in every touch. Where there isn't anything that doesn't have their stamp on it. I also love handmade things and I love Etsy. Having access to talented people all over the world with just a few keystrokes has changed the way I buy artsy fartsy items. I am also lucky to have crafty friends and family! I knew when we started planning our wedding that … [Read more...]

Birthday Giveaway from Studio Jewel!

My birthday is this Sunday and I want to celebrate with you! My awesomely talented friend, Lisa, makes gorgeous jewelry and we want to give you one of her pieces! If you want a chance for a $75 gift card to her Etsy shop for my birthday, all you have to do is share a special birthday memory with me in the comment section. I love to hear stories! I'll do a random pick from the entries on … [Read more...]

Handmade Robot Thank You Notes

I really appreciate thank-you notes, there is something really nice about getting a thank-you note after someone has done something thoughtful for you. I try really hard to send them out after gifts are given, and I'm trying to make it a habit for my boys. These are some fun cards I made for the gifts that were given to Tobin for his first birthday. I really like these cards because I was … [Read more...]

Hopes for 2011, February & March Update

I know we're into April, but I still wanted to update how February and March went. You can look back to my January update if you're *really* that into my list! Feeling 16 again. This one is the general health one. The biggest thing I did here was go see my doctor for a physical. The good news is that my body isn't falling apart (always a positive, yes?) I also did this alternative therapy to … [Read more...]

Birthday Party Fun!

We had a kids-running-around-crazy, box-robot-decoration, way-too-many-cupcakes, left-the-juice boxes-for-the-kids-in-William's-car kind of party for T's first birthday. It was so much fun and I'm so glad so many of our friends and family got to be there. I got some great ideas for the party from my talented friend, Domenica, and some other great ideas from etsy. If you are in no way interested in … [Read more...]