It’s my most favorite time of the year—Christmas card season! If you’re anything like me, you love poring over every Christmas card and letter to grace your mailbox and take great pleasure in catching up on the latest and greatest happenings of your friends and family from the last year. I love looking at every unique Christmas card! But then what? Do you toss the cards? Tuck them away in a box somewhere? Or…? As the mom of 4 children, I know all too well the effort that goes into a Christmas card-worthy family photo session. Haircuts and outfits. Outfits and haircuts. Shoes and outfits. Did I say outfits? I also know the time it takes to pick out just the right Christmas card to compliment your photo, scenery and those outfits you just “threw together”. If you can’t bear to toss the cards out quite yet (like me), you may appreciate these top 10 Christmas card display ideas I put together for enjoying them all season long. Many are DIY projects that you can replicate easily at home. From a washi tape tree display to a clothespin card garland, there are so many great ideas to inspire your display!
One new bundle of joy is reason enough for a baby shower, but two babies born to two mommas gives even greater cause! I was thrilled to host a joint baby shower for my cousins Malorie and Kelsie. I’m excited to share their celebration with you, along with some simple tips for hosting a baby shower. The best part of any baby shower is seeing the joy in the guest of honor’s faces as they are celebrated by friends and family. We hope you enjoy the photographs captured by Simply Enjoy Photography.
Dessert. Who doesn’t love it? And hate it? I mean, it tastes amazing, but darn those pesky calories! Thank goodness my good friend, Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies, introduced me and a bunch of her girlfriends to a fabulous fitness program known as Barre3. Now we can eat donuts with a little less guilt. If you aren’t familiar with Barre3, read on to find out what it is and how I survived being a part of the #jennycookiesbarresquad. Plus, you’ll want to see how Jenny rewarded us post-workout. Let’s just say her simple refreshment table idea didn’t disappoint! (And it included donuts!! Lots of them!) Enjoy the photos by Kelly Clare Photography.
Last year, we had Jessica Wilcox of Modern Moments Designs create some cute printable first day of school signs which we shared with our readers. They were such a hit that Jessica agreed to update her designs to reflect the new 2016-2017 school year! If you love recording milestone moments like we do, you’ll love using Jessica’s signs to help record your child’s first day of school this year. The signs are available in 3 colorways, which means there is something for everyone’s style and taste! Download the signs now to use on your child’s first day!
Has summer flown by for anyone else? It’s crazy that school starts for my girls in just a few short days! We’re trying to pack in the last of the summer fun before life gets even busier next week. We were grateful for the chance to have one last hoorah and celebrate the start of school with a darling vintage back-to-school party, hosted by our beautiful and talented friend Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies. Jenny went all out with such fun crafts, lots of great food and drinks and a literal haul of school goodies and supplies that she sent home with all of the attendees. Read on for loads of back-to-school party inspiration, captured by Kelly Clare Photography.