Showing posts from October, 2018

Happy Halloween

This past month we had Halloween on our minds.. the boys thought up of new way to decorate the house.. M cut the spider webs on the windows out of garbage bags.. The spooky hands were created using latex gloves and a sharpie  and upcycled milk jugs.. these the boys really enjoyed making.. picking out scary faces and helping with the coloring as well We also hosted a little Halloween party at home with our friends.. photo dump below :) Happy Halloween!!                          Etsy             Instagram             Twitter             Bloglovin   

Friday Photography

    Watering Tree - In the calm waters of Aruba's Baby Beach grows a bundle of branches, dark and eerie against the soft yellow and blue evening sky. You can buy this print  here . Get Free Shipping with code BLOGGER Prints also available in larger sizes.  Contact  for more information and special requests. I am open to wholesale and licensing opportunities. Get in touch for more information.                       Etsy             Instagram             Twitter             Bloglovin   

D and His New Desk

With D on his way to 3rd grade we decided he needed a desk in his bedroom. Before summer break we asked him if he wanted to go out and buy one or he wanted to find an old desk in need of some love and fix it up. To our surprise he said he wanted to find a desk and give it some love.. :) I really thought he'd want to go with the easy way but his decision made my heart so happy. This was going to be a summer project.. I made sure he understood just how time consuming the project would be.. His current desk was the little plastic Ikea desk. So I spent the next few weeks finding the perfect desk.. and we found one. $15 and it came with a matching chair  Disclaimer - This is in no way a how to guide.. it's just the way we did it.  We started by taking out drawers, the drawer pulls removed.. the chair seat taken off. And then we cleaned everything with Lysol wipes..  Next we sanded everything.. I had bought an electric sander when we were working o

10 Email Marketing DO's an DONT's with Campaign Monitor

This post was sponsored  by Anagram Interactive Everyone says the best way to market your business is to have a mailing list.. I have heard it over and over again.. it is always listed at the top way to get more readers, viewers and buyers. And so I gave it a shot.. every month I sent out a newsletter.. I stared at the analytics.. excited by every subscriber.. but in all honesty not many subscribed.. those who did often didn't even open the email.. It didn't seem to be resulting in any extra readers or sales.. and so I stopped sending them out. When I saw this list of Do's and Dont's at Campaign Monitor some really surprised me and so I thought I'd share. Some of these I had never even thought of.. especially number 4, to create different newsletters for different reader groups based on their preferences is such a great idea.. Number 8 on the other hand is such an obvious tip I'm sure most people including myself just never think about.. time zones!!

Exploring Vancouver

I know it seems like this has been an endlessly long series of vacation posts.. this is the last post.. our last stop on an unforgettable trip, Vancouver. This blog is like a journal.. as much as the posts are for you.. they are even more for us.. A way to look back and reminisce on the moments of our life.. especially the travelling parts.. when the details start to get blurry, where I hope the boys can one day scroll through and be reminded of all our adventures. We drove to Vancouver from Seattle .. an approximately 3 hour drive immigration included. We checked into our hotel.. which was like a modern take on a motel.. had a cool vibe and included free parking..  After a quick freshening up we got back into our car and headed to Stanley Park. Stanley Park is a 1000 acre public park created in 1888. We arrived close to lunch time and quickly made our way to Stanley's Park and Grill.. the entrance to the park is free.. you need to pay for parking.. and once you pay at one