This Little Shy Baby: Ultrasound Layout

Gray and Yellow scrapbooking layout with stitching, bling, flowers, and button string

I have scrapped one other ultrasound, which wasn't a happy ending. I am happy to say that this ultrasound is of Zae, and of course that pregnancy had a happy ending. :) I love how he had his hands over his face. It's funny, because he loved to put his hands on his face and head when he just a little thing.

Spring {in Autumn}


Scrapbook layout page in pale blue, yellow, and green. Spring theme with butterflies and thickers alpha letters

This layout is of my mom shortly before she and my dad were married. I wanted to do something as young and fresh as my mom looks in this photo, so I went with a spring theme...thinking that this was shortly before their June 12th wedding. After I showed my mom the finished product, she told me it was actually the fall before they were married. So this is more of the metaphorical "spring" of their marriage.

Dream in Pink


This post is picture heavy...mainly because this is one of my favorite layouts! The photo is of my cousin's little girl, Eliza Marie. She is a beautiful little girl, most especially on the inside, but just as much on the outside. Needless to say, it's not at all hard to build a beautiful page around that face.

A Day With Zae: 9 Months


Dear Zae,

You're nine months old now, and you are so fun. You make every day seem new and exciting when I look at it through your eyes.

Fairest of Them All: Pink and Brown Layout With Handmade Flowers


Here's another layout of my lovely niece, Adeline, from the time we spent with them in Virginia. I only wish I could photograph her more often.


Grand Opening of the Dear Zae Etsy Shop! 40-60% off Until 7/15


Announcing the grand opening of my own little shop on Etsy!

Midsummer Dreams Come True
I've been talking about it on the blog for a while now, working toward it constantly, and finally {finally!!!!}, all my hard work has...come to something. I haven't quite hit "paid off" level yet, but I'm taking it bird by bird {which is Anne Lamott's way of getting through large projects, as referenced in her book, Bird By Bird, which I read for a writing class in college but works as a philosophy for all of life's challenges}.

I wrote my first blog post in March. Since then I've been building my blog, buying supplies, creating inventory, taking photos, and building a social media platform. All done during naps and after bedtime.
I have 30 kits to introduce the shop, with more incoming. I'm looking forward to mailing out my first package. Mostly, I am excited to get back to contributing to my family.