• Family History Blocks

    Aug 15

    Last year, I made some cute wooden blocks (pictured on the left) for my mantel to spell out the word Harvest for my fall decorating. It was a simple task using a 2x4 cut to different sizes, scrapbook paper, mod podge, paint, and vinyl letters. It quickly became one of my favorite holiday decorations. So simple and easy. I recently ran across a s...


  • Pregnancy Journaling

    Aug 9

    So much of our scrapbooking and memory keeping comes after the baby is born. But, have you ever given thought to keeping a journal while you're pregnant? This can be especially helpful with your first pregnancy. I am pregnant with my third, and half way through my pregnancy. However, this time around I haven't been the greatest at keeping a pregnan...


  • An Album for Man’s Best Friend

    Aug 4

    Did you know that Martha Stewart has a whole section on her website dedicated to pets? Yep. It's true. We love our pets don't we? They are so very much a part of our everyday lives, and definitely a part of our family. If you knew the history that my own cat and I share in her 3 1/2 short years of life, you would laugh about me even dedicating a...


  • Help Your Child Remember Relatives

    Aug 2

    I made a photo book once online of my relatives that lived in other states for my kids to look at and remember who their relatives are. Sometimes aunts, uncles, and cousins live too far away to remember in day to day life for little ones. Grandparents pass away, and they too, can be easily forgotten by young children. My Mother-in law passed away w...


  • Heritage Scrapbooking With Your Kids

    Jul 29

    I have blogged before about getting your kids to love heritage scrapbooking. It is not an easy task, but kids love to help. And, depending on their age, you can let them. My two little ones love to just look at my stuff and touch all the pretty, shiny things. But, there are ways that you can let them help a little more. Now, before you cringe a...


  • Saving Trinkets and Memorabilia

    Jul 27

    Many times, a scrapbook is so much more than just photos and embellishments on a page. Sometimes, when we go on vacation, go to a show, or do anything in life, there is a tangible object that we want to save too. This can include things like a movie ticket stub, a rock from a fun hike, or a seashell we found on the beach. We might toss those aside ...


  • Baby Albums vs. Scrapbooks

    Jul 26

    My Mom was pretty good about keeping a baby album for each of her kids. I like to look at mine whenever I go home. Especially now that I am a Mom myself. A baby album is a precious way to document that first year of your child's life. However, scrapbooking has changed the baby albums in some ways. Many people, like myself, scrapbook so much that...


  • Colorful Scrapbook Pages

    Jul 20

    When I scrapbook, I'm all about color. I have found through the years that I like bright, beautiful, bold colors. However, part of my hang up in scrapbooking older photos is that most of the heritage scrapbooking supplies involve muted tones such as pinks, browns, yellows, etc. Is it a rule that you have to scrapbook your old photos with muted tone...


  • Family Activities

    Jul 13

    Do you know a family that is just crazy about soccer? Or maybe you know a family that just loves to fish together? So many families have activities that they are more commonly drawn to, and that is part of what makes that family special. I know a family where every child was involved in baseball. The parents loved it, and it was a family affair to ...


  • Capturing Childhood

    Jul 11

    Childhood is a special part of life. I look at my own children and I wish time would just stand still. I don't want them to grow up, and lose their innocence. I don't want them to stop thinking I know everything, and I especially do not want them to move out! But, growing up is a part of life. And yet, part of the reason I scrapbook is to try to ma...