The 10 most creative ways to document your baby’s first year

The 10 most creative ways to document baby's first year | Cardstore Blog

Back when Carter was first born, I bought a set of month-by-month onesie stickers from Etsy that I used to document his first year. At the time, I seriously thought I was the MOST creative mom on the block. But boy, oh boy, have some of these other moms outdone […] Read More »

Plan a party like a pro: 6 super helpful party-planning tips

Plan a party like a pro: 6 super helpful party-planning tips | Cardstore Blog

I love a good party. I mean, who doesn’t? But over the years, I’ve learned a few ways to increase your chances of success, and minimize your level of stress, without jeopardizing the wow-factor you’re aiming for. Become a pro on how to plan a party (well, partly, anyway) and […] Read More »

Desktop Beautification Project – April 2016

Hey gang, it’s Kate, and I’m back with some hand painted desktop wallpapers in honor of April. Recently, things have been warming up and raining down around here. Storm clouds roll in over the horizon throughout the day, but thankfully, the sun has been hanging around a little longer in the […] Read More »

Desktop Beautification Project – March 2016

Download your free March 2016 wallpaper, and stop back on the first of every month to get your new, free background and iPhone wallpaper.

Hi! My name’s Laura Guardalabene. As we get closer to spring, lets think about all those new projects we’d like to tackle. Lets challenge ourselves to learn something new, unleash our inner creativity and inspire others. Go on, let’s get crackin’!  2560 x 1440 // 1680 x 1050 // 1440 […] Read More »

Coloring books for adults (with a free printable!)

Coloring books for adults

Recently I’ve discovered my love for adult coloring books. (You know, ones that aren’t solely made up of farm animals or princesses?) The one I have is from Free Period Press, and it’s full of fun, motivational phrases to keep me inspired. And personally, I find that concentrating on the colors […] Read More »

All sweet, no sugar! Easy valentine crafts for the whole family


Who doesn’t love a good Valentine’s Day craft?! This year for Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking outside the box, and I’m feeling inspired by nature. I’m excited to try out some of these (mostly) easy valentine crafts with my kids, but I’m even more excited that they don’t involve candy. Because let’s […] Read More »

Here’s to a fresh start! Free printable new year art

Download your free printable new year art - perfect for igniting those little burning ideas you've been holding on to for too long.

Hello 2016! I’ve never been a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions. I think you can decide to change anything, anytime you want throughout life, so instead, I like to think of each year as an opportunity to be THE year. To me, that’s a much more powerful notion than […] Read More »

New Year’s Eve with kids? Try this DIY countdown match game

Spending New Year's Eve with kids? This DIY memory match-game uses your favorite photographs of the year as a family-friendly countdown activity!

This year, we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with my sister and her family, and between the two of us, we have five children under the age of six. Obviously, our celebrations won’t include copious amounts of champagne. This fun little DIY match game is tons of fun if you’re spending […] Read More »

8 simple random acts of kindness you can do for the holidays

Egads! Hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us (and even harder to believe I just used the term “egads”). Anyway, the holidays tend to be a time for planning and shopping and cooking and shopping and cleaning and shopping … in no particular order. The next thing you know, you’re tired, stressed […] Read More »

Save those outtakes! Perfectly imperfect Christmas photo card ideas

Picture perfect? Yeah, right. Save those outtakes, because sometimes, the best Christmas photo card ideas are the perfectly imperfect ones.

Say cheese! It’s holiday card time! Time for the perfect outfits, hair, and the best behavior from your kids, right? Ha! Just kidding. Earlier this year, I had Jess (who also happens to be an amazing photographer) come to my house for a photo shoot of my family. Of course, I […] Read More »