‘Tis the season for giving! Fun holiday gifts for everyone on your list

Does anyone else feel a slight twinge of panic that December is knocking at the door? (Deep breathe and count to 5…) Okay, now that we’ve established that the holidays are just about here (breathe), I can start to frantically make my lists—complete with a bazillion things to get ready, people to visit, and […] 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 »

8 ways to say thank you

If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that we’ve done several posts this year focused on gratitude. (If you’re not… it’s okay, I’ll wait if you want to go take a look :) Expressing gratitude can mean something different to everyone. For me, lately, it’s meant making an […] Read More »

say thanks! how to write a thank you note

  From birthday gifts, to dinner parties, or even when someone just holds the door open for us—the world’s a much nicer place when we say “thanks.” …and it’s even nicer when we go the extra mile and give someone a thank you note. Figuring out how to write a thank […] Read More »

Thank you for being you — free mini thank you notes

Someone brighten your day? Use these free printable notes to say "thank you for being you!"

Last month Jess talked about how she’s made it her New Year’s resolution to show more gratitude toward the people in her life. I loved this idea so much, I decided to steal it. (I guess if you’re going to steal someone else’s idea, at least steal one that’s all […] Read More »

Random acts of thank you

Did you know January is National Thank You Month? Pretty much the perfect time to share this post from Buttercup Ink! It originally focused on good karma for the holidays, but I think it inspires creative ways to say ‘thank you’ on any day of the year. I’ve been following Vari […] Read More »

Hello, September 2014 {a free desktop background download}

Download your free September 2014 wallpaper, and stop back on the first of every month to get your new, free background and iPhone wallpaper.

We love helping you creatively celebrate each season, so we’re kicking off our Desktop Beautification Project! At the beginning of each month, starting today, we’ll share a new, free desktop wallpaper for you to download to your desktop and phone. This first one was created by Mike’s super-talented wife and artist, […] Read More »

Share the love – how to turn your vacation pictures into a sendable keepsake

Share the love - how to turn your vacation pictures into a sendable keepsake

Earlier this summer, we took a trip to the Outer Banks for our first family vacation since before Carter was born—and, as anyone who has ever taken a 12-hour road trip with a 2-year-old knows, this is a serious feat of endurance for which they really should give out awards :) […] Read More »

My most favorite Mother’s Day card of all time, and where it came from

My most favorite Mother’s Day card of all time, and where it came from

With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it might be a good time to a share the story behind one of my favorite Mother’s Day cards. Last year, when we sat down to brainstorm some new Mother’s Day ideas, I couldn’t help but think about the Mother’s Day gift my […] Read More »