Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blog Books

One of my very best friends had a beautiful baby girl on St. Patrick's Day. Throughout her pregnancy, Jess did an awesome job updating her blog with pictures and stories. Even though we live in different cities, I really felt like I could share in her excitement and anticipation. Reading the updates and seeing pictures of her growing belly made me even more thrilled for little Lucy's arrival.

As a gift to the new mom, I decided to design and print her blog as a book. I did this a couple years ago for my sister-in-law when she was pregnant with the twins. I just think it will be so cool for these kids to go back and read how excited their moms were for their arrival, and how much they were loved even before they were born.

Here are some pictures of the blog book I created for Jess:

Blog books don't have to be limited to pregnancy blogs - imagine baby's first year blog books, traveling blog books, engagement blog books, cooking blog books. If you spend all this time documenting your life, won't you want to cherish it in a hard copy some day? A blog book allows you to share your adventures with future generations - isn't that an exciting thought? If you are interested in making a blog book, let me know and we can discuss custom pricing. Don't let your stories be lost in cyberspace - create a lasting heirloom!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Featured on NBC Los Angeles

Happy Friday everyone! I have some great news to share this morning. As you may remember, I've been selling these subway signs in my Etsy shop since December. I started out with the Cincinnati signs, and eventually designed NY and Toronto signs as well. Yesterday I released my newest creation, the LA Subway Print. A few hours later, a freelancer for NBC Los Angeles contacted me to ask if she could feature the print on Of course I was more than happy to oblige!

You can check out the NBC Los Angeles post here. Thanks to Alysia Gray Painter for featuring me. This Friday is off to a great start!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Trip to Raleigh

As promised, here are the pictures from Easter weekend in Raleigh. Brent and I were so excited to visit his family and meet baby Hailey. Even though it was a short trip, we packed it full! We had a picnic at the park, an Easter egg hunt, a b-day party for Savi, and even time for the adults to chat around the fire pit.

Here's little Hailey, a little over two months old. Isn't she the sweetest?

And here's Hailey's big sister, Savi. This picture cracks me up. She really didn't want a family Easter picture!

Brent and I on Easter morning:

The whole Kruithof clan together! I just love this family!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter...a day late

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Brent and I got to visit his family in Raleigh. It was so good to see everyone again, and to meet our newest niece, Hailey. Unfortunately I left my camera in Raleigh, so it will be a couple days before I can put up pictures of the trip. But I do have a couple pre-Easter pictures to share.

Before we left, I made some Easter goodie bags for Brent's family. Each bag had a little something inside - candy for the adults, chalk eggs for the girlies, and wrist rattles for the babies. The tags were personalized with their names and a vintage Easter postcard image.

I also used similar tags on the Easter bread I made for my family and neighbors. Zucchini bread is one of our favorites!

On Palm Sunday we did a little Easter egg dying at Sarah and Garret's. We had so much fun! Here's Brent's masterpiece:

Jack's masterpiece:

Noah couldn't dye his own eggs this year, but he sure did look festive in his "Chicks Dig Me" shirt. He is such an easy going little guy!

Here are the finished products. I think we did pretty good!

Hope for all had a joyous weekend too! Easter in Raleigh pictures coming soon...