I’ve been experimenting with using vintage book covers lately. I have quite a few of them left back after removing the vintage book pages, and what better way to give them new life than to make them into “new” books? This kind of mini is pretty simple to make, and just perfect for recording day […]


Mother’s day is just around the corner. Have you found the perfect gift? If you’re still looking for something special and unique, she is going to love this darling DIY Photo Box! It’s perfect for showcasing all those instagram photos you’ve been taking of the kids… just what mom or grandma would love to receive! It also […]

I’m always looking for simple ways to document family memories, aside from regular scrapbooking pages, and mini-albums or mini-books are great for recording an event or trip. Plus they make great gifts too! I also prefer to make my own books to suit my photos and story, so I came up with a quick and […]

Are you guys obsessed with Instagram as much as I am? I think I have over 1,000 photo posts on my account….yikes that’s a lot! I am always trying to think of things to do with all of those cute pictures I have taken. I was looking through the M&T Spotlight page and saw this DIY Instagram […]

After school is over, my kids are cranky and tired. It’s the end of the day for me too which means I’m not always at my best either. I’ve found that at this point, nothing quite does the trick to boost moods and energy like a great, healthy snack. Today’s craft is something for the […]

Time for an EPIC giveaway today. I’ve teamed up with some seriously fabulous bloggers to bring you something amazing. Enter below to win a Canon Rebel t4i and a fancy chevron Epiphanie Bag! a Rafflecopter giveaway Sponsored by the ladies of Boston Mamas, Eat Blog Run, Make and Takes, Mom Generations, No Biggie, Petit Elefant, […]

I am happy to be partnering up with The Croods, the upcoming family movie from DreamWorks Animation, an M&T sponsor, for today’s post. I’m sharing how to put together a fun and crafty family photo album. We take so many family pictures and this was a great way to organize some of them together into a […]

I’m a huge fan of Instagram. I’m very visual and love photography. It’s fun to get a glimpse into someone’s mind, seeing what they see, sharing parts of their life. From family and friends, to complete and total strangers, (okay, maybe it’s stalking, but it’s so fun!) It’s the one thing I look at almost […]

My girls have been shutterbugs this summer, taking photo after photo of flowers in the yard, dressed-up stuffed animals, and each other. Yay for digital photos! We wanted to do a project with some of our summer photos, so I suggested adding our own touches of color to black and white photographs. We had so […]

I wanted to share a few of the fun things I’ve been writing elsewhere lately. It’s a little of this and a little of that, but all things I’m loving right now! Instagram and the #PhotoADay Challenge: It has been so fun to be a part of this #photoaday challenge, created by Fat Mum Slim. […]

Are you the type of person who goes all out for your holiday cards? Dress up the family, find a cool location, and write a super witty poem that all goes together in a theme? I get some really great cards from friends and family and wish I had put a little more effort into […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Check out who the winner is here! All of the sudden, bam, flash…the holidays are here! Are any of you on a race to get everything done? Shopping, menu planning, and holiday cards. I’ve partnered up with Shutterfly today for a fabulous giveaway, helping one […]

A Stroll Down Pike Place Market

by Marie on September 12, 2011

Pike Place Market is one of those iconic places to visit in Seattle. And now that I live here, it’s fun to call this place home. We like to come down here with our kids, see what the vendors have to offer. My 6 year old is really good at spotting the fun stuff to buy, […]

This week Justin Hackworth’s amazing 30 Strangers exhibit is showing in Utah. If you’re in the area, you need to head over to check it out. Your’s truly is one of those strangers featured, lucky enough to be photographed with my beautiful mother and daughters. The project started a few years back when Justin wanted to […]

Summer Camp guest post by Marisa of MakeHappy My kids love scavenger hunts. I love scavenger hunts, too, because it can turn a mundane walk to the grocery store into a fun outing. (I live in a teeny tiny town, you see, and we walk everywhere. The grocery store, the library, the post office, school, […]

With love in the air, here’s a quick last minute Valentine’s Day craft I created over at Daily Candy. It uses a recycled paper towel tube, paint and paper! So easy. But before you stamp your tube with paint, use it as a backdrop to photograph your family first. I love this idea I ran […]

Since seeing the post Wipe Off Menu Boards, I had the thought that it would be fun to do pretty much the same thing with family photos. We’re drawing onto frames with wipe off markers, creating silly family photos. Supplies for Wipe Off Picture Frames: glass or plastic picture frame, any size or shape – […]

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

by Marie on December 23, 2010

Photography by the lovely Kelli Renee Photography and

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Denise #40. Have fun with your photos this Holiday season! Big Picture Classes, a Make and Takes sponsor, is here today with $100 gift certificate to spend on any of their fabulous online classes. And up for grabs now, just in time for this wintry season, is Tracey […]

If you’re still looking for the perfect present for Dad, here’s a great way to share your favorite memories with him. This is a freebie for a Dad Photo Album from the Crafting Chicks. Dad will be sure to love it.

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