Craft Kits For Busy Parents – Kiwi Crate Review

As busy mothers, we’re always on the look out for ideas and things that’ll make our lives easier. From fun kid friendly meal ideas to educational crafts to keep those little hands busy, we want things that are easy and hassle free and Kiwi Crate fits right in. If you haven’t heard, Kiwi crate is […]

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Mary Kellow -

Thanks for this review! This is probably the best review about Kiwi crate I’ve read!

Livia Wright Taylor -

I hear such great things about Kiwi Crate. I bet this would be a great gift idea… meaning I ask my parents to subscribe for my daughter’s birthday, even if it’s just for a few months. I hate coming up with ideas on my own and I’d love to just have KC send me all the stuff in one box and have at it!

Emma Supermum White -

Aw looks fab my kids would love this x

A Busy Mom’s Blurb Photo Book Review – With A Coupon

Memories are too precious to live on a hard drive. Like many of you, I also have thousands of photos sitting on the computer, waiting for us to open up a file and take a quick click-through. I’m a firm believer in printing out and displaying photos, whether you make a collection of 4 x […]

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Margarita Ibbott -

I just love Blurb… I did worked on a book this spring and it was so much fun!

Hollie Pollard -

We love Blurb books here, there are awesome to put together, we have a few of them now.

the portrait project {week 1} | The Connection We Share -

[…] There are a few reasons why I want to do this, the main one being that these photos are way too precious to be sitting on the hard drive unseen. […]

Discovering Parenthood -

Have you ever used piccabo? I have used Blurb before and love it too!

the portrait project {week 2} | The Connection We Share -

[…] A portrait (or a few) of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. […]

Pumpkin Scented Rice Sensory Bin: Bonding with Your Kids -

[…] photo albums of her family with online photo making companies like Blurb.com. See her review for Blurb coupons. You can connect with Amy through her blog, Facebook or […]

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[…] A portrait (or a few) of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. […]

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[…] A portrait of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. […]

the portrait project {week 5} | The Connection We Share -

[…] A portrait of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. […]

The Portrait Project {Week 6} | The Connection We Share -

[…] A portrait of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. […]

The Portrait Project {Week 7} | The Connection We Share -

[…] A portrait of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. […]

Daniela Duriavig -

you’re so right – it’s important to capture these moments and have the photos to look at. so much nicer in a book than scrolling through a computer!

The Portrait Project {Week 9} | The Connection We Share -

[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

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[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

The Portrait Project {Week 11} | The Connection We Share -

[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

The Portrait Project {Week 12} and a Flash Giveaway | The Connection We Share -

[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

The Portrait Project {Week 13} » The Connection We Share -

[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

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[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

Make Your Child Feel Special on Valentine's Day -

[…] be writing for her and the photos we’ll take throughout the year, they’ll all be printed into a Blurb photo book as a tangible expression of my love for her. You can easily make your child feel special with a […]

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[…] book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for them. You can see some Blurb examples […]

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[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

The Portrait Project {Week 17} » The Connection We Share -

[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

The Portrait Project {Week 18} » The Connection We Share -

[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for […]

Portrait Project - Collection of Photos for Year End Blurb Book Week 23 -

[…] goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb book for my children. I can see them 20 years from now going through the book together and laughing at each other about […]

The Easiest way to display photos anywhere (she: Amy) -

[…] of our family together and I also make photo books with pictures of the kids. (You could see my Blurb photo books examples here). It warms my heart to see happy pictures of my kids and helps me remember what is most […]

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[…] My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb book for the kids. […]

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[…] as baking, photography, and crafting etc. She likes to use images of her children to create the best photo books of their childhood. You can find Amy on Facebook and […]

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[…] A portrait (or a few) of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. These photos will be going into the kid’s year end Blurb book. […]

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[…] A portrait (or a few) of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. These photos will be going into the kid’s year end Blurb book. […]

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[…] A portrait (or a few) of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. These photos will be going into the kid’s year end Blurb book. […]

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[…] A portrait (or a few) of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. These photos will be going into the kid’s year end Blurb book. […]

Jean Thomas -

Amy, Great video..I’m getting ready to do my first Blurb book and this was very helpful. I would like to know if you used the color profiles from Blurb. I know you did yours in B&W so I don’t know if that makes a difference. I do calibrate my monitors and printers with Color Monkey and try to soft proof. I would like your input on this. Thanks

Natalie Kennedy Sermon -

Hi Amy, Can you tell me which font you used when creating your 3rd book with both of your children? I love how it turned out!

Iris and Pupil Game & How The Eye Works – Printables For Kids

There was a short period in Elle’s life where she likes to poke Jay in the eye. This usually happens during meal time when the poor boy is strapped to his high chair. Out of the blue, Elle would walk over to him, stick her finger out and move it towards his eye. She even does a […]

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Bonnie Way -

Oooh, this is totally cool! What a great idea. I like the idea of both printables too – for creative kids who want to colour their own or for kids who just want to play the game. Thanks!!! :)

Dovetail Blog -

My oldest was going for the baby’s eyes recently – this is such a good idea! Thank you!

Livia Wright Taylor -

My daughter loves this kind of stuff! She’s always asking how things work.

Train Up The Child -

Love the idea – hands-on visuals always attract an interested child who will definitely learn from it

Portrait Project August 2014

I know, I know…Portrait Project have been neglect the past couple months… I’ve been taking pictures of the kids, it’s just scheduling time to edit and post the photos that seems to be a challenge… So anyway, here is us the first couple weeks of August. My brother in law got married at a picturesque […]

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No Blend, 1 Ingredient Baby Popsicles

In our house, popsicles are a life saver. If you need 10 minutes of alone time to make dinner, feed the kid and the baby a popsicle. If someone is cranky, feed them a popsicle. If they are still cranky, feed them another popsicle. If someone won’t eat their veggetables, no problem! Make it into a popsicle! […]

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Catriona Coomber -

where do you get the baby Popsicle maker?

Dabbling Momma -

love that popsicle maker….know where to get one? I’ve tried the pouches with my daughter once but she didn’t seem to like it. I’m gonna try again….!

West Coast Creative Co Event

A couple weeks ago, I met some creative souls at 4 Cats Studio for an evening of painting, chatting and having some gown up fun at a West Coast Creative Event. Crystal from Sew Creative and Tara from Suburble did such a fantastic job putting the event together. They also worked really hard to gather […]

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Crystal Allen -

I love that you walked away from the West Coast Creative event with a revelation! Thank you so much for attending. It was so great hanging out with you.

Displaying Family Pictures – Picture Wall Ideas

In our family home, pictures are everywhere. Let me rephrase that… In our family home, pictures of Elle are everywhere. Yes, that is true. She is the first-born and her photos are all over our walls. We have a large collection of photos on top of the mantle. The master bedroom is filled with photos of […]

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One Smiley Monkey Blog -

LOVE the heart shaped arrangement. So cute!!! <3

Andrea Firmani -

This is so bad…last summer I bought a bunch of new frames to create a new photo wall. It took like 7 months for me to get them even hung up on the wall. I was so indecisive! Now they sit there totally empty. So lame! I need to sit down and get some prints ASAP!

Mother Your Business -

i have wanted to make a “family” wall for some time. insired!

Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton -

I love this! It’s being featured at this week’s link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2014/08/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-103.html

Carolina Gonzalez -

what a great way to show photos! :D

Kristina Cross -

Looks amazing Amy!

Dawn Stevens Shipman -

Is there a tutorial for how to put these together ? Would love to do it, but I’m soo not crafty

Tons of Back to School Ideas & A Giveway!

Whether you’re ready for it to come or not, back to school is happening! My blogger friends and I have pooled our back to school ideas together and complied them all in one place, right here for you to be inspired and get into action. Also, we have a great giveaway going on! My Back […]

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Lunch Box Notes Origami – Free Printable

I’ve always loved the idea of including a little love note in my kids’ lunch box. I imagine Elle taking her sandwich packaged in a pink polka dotted paper bag out of her lunch box and peaking inside the box to find a pink origami heart. I can see the excitement on her face as she unwraps the origami […]

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Tons of Back to School Ideas -

[…] envelope for Elle with an encouraging note for her to read before school. You can get this pretty lunch box notes free printable […]

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[…] Lunch Box Note Printables […]

B.C. Ashmall-Liversidge -

There’s no download link : (

About Me…A Blog Hop

Today’s post is a bit different. I don’t know if you know, but I’m a regular contributor over at Or So She Says. It’s a really great site with lots of fun diy’s, really yummy looking food and other great ideas The contributor’s and I decided to do a little blog hop to know each […]

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The Portrait Project {Week 39}

A portrait (or a few) of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. These photos will be going into the kid’s year end Blurb book. elle’s portraits It’s raspberry season! I think this is Elle’s favourite fruit. These fruits are actually free. Our neighbour planted them a while ago and the roots ran underneath the fence […]

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Jennifer Marie Smith -

Love your work, Amy! Seeing your little ones’ smiles make my day :)