On Etsy

Make your own custom photo necklace!

I LOVE being able to use pictures in such a fun way! And let me tell you, these were EASY! I save the little index prints that I get from Shutterfly (my absolute favorite photo website) and always find something fun to do with them. They are perfect mini pictures-that you get free when you order prints of any size!

I found these lockets at Michaels for under 10$ each. You open the necklace and insert your trimmed photo. How easy is that?! Not sure about exactly how to trim the photo? Take the sample photo out and use it as your template. With these necklaces you can actually put one photo on the front and one on the back. AND when your little one grows up a little more? Or you get a new favorite photo? Just switch it out! Truly the gift that keeps on giving!

Also check out my “micro mini” photo books. Fun to make with scraps of card stock, odds and ends and those great index prints! Here I’ve also used a bit of clip art of some of my guys’ favorite things! Create your own mini photo album, alphabet book, kid brag book (your little one’s favorite things), the ideas are endless. And, let me tell you, the kids LOVE them!

Have fun! E-mail me for your own custom children or baby items or for any questions or tips on how to create your own fun albums. Also check out my Etsy shop!

Happy Mother’s Day!

“Mommy, I want marshmallows with sprinkles!” said my now 6 year old David. That’s how it all started! We used vanilla melts to start, just melted them according to the package directions, dipped in the marshmallow, then topped it off with sprinkles (we used pretty pastel colored nonpareils). It was literally that easy! Then, we wondered, how would they taste in peanut butter?! Even better! Once they were done and I saw how cute they looked we decided to send them to the special mom’s in our lives for Mother’s Day. We made another set of milk chocolate ones and found some pretty boxes and were sure to include the above photos of my silly guys enjoying the marshmallow treats themselves! (I found the vanilla melts, peanut butter melts, and milk chocolate melts at JoAnn Fabric’s!)

Oh, I can’t forget Leonard’s comment-“Can I have a candle in mine?” Too cute! I thought they looked like little mini birthday cakes! What fun for a special treat at school or for a birthday!

One tip if you’re thinking of doing these-check out the marshmallows carefully before buying them! I got a couple of bags where they were all smushed and they wouldn’t stand up right. It was awfully messy and they didn’t look nearly as cute.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the great mom’s out there!

Valentine for Dad

Oh, those little hands! Great to show off on Daddy’s desk at work and eventually to bring out again and again to remember how little they once were!

This would be great to adapt for Father’s Day, Mother’s day or any special adult in your little one’s lives!