Thank You: FREE Shutterfly Gift

by jessicaturner on March 2, 2015

Free shutterfly code shutterfly couponIt has been an incredible two weeks since the launch of The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, with the book topping the Amazon charts at #31 and remaining #1 in its three categories for most of that time.

I am so thankful to each of you who have been a part of that success. It’s been incredibly humbling and joyful to hear from readers who have been moved by the message. (And if you haven’t ordered the book, what are you waiting for?!)

To celebrate the launch of the book, debut of my new newsletter and to say thank you, I am pleased to partner with Shutterfly to offer a free gift to each of you. (Read on for details.)


Today I am launching a new monthly-ish newsletter called The Fringe. It will be exclusive free content not found here on The Mom Creative. I am SO pumped about it. The Fringe will inspire readers with Q&As from other women about what they do in their fringe hours, exclusive projects and content from me, free downloads and ebooks and so much more.

This is different than the blog’s RSS feed, so if you are an RSS reader, you must sign up for this list to receive your freebie from Shutterfly!

This month’s freebie is going to be a free mystery gift from Shutterfly. Gifts include $10 off $10, 15% off, free reusable bag, free magnet, free stickers, free small luggage tag or free address labels. These items make great gifts for you or a loved one- and you can’t beat free!

Shutterfly is one of my favorite websites to use in my fringe hours. I create photo books, make custom gifts, develop photos and more. Their products are exceptional quality. This weekend I made a photo book for Elias’s Star Wars party from this summer and it brought me so much joy. I can’t wait to receive it in a week.

I am SO THANKFUL to Shutterfly for giving me 10,000 codes to give away. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Fill out the form below to sign-up for The Fringe
  2. Click the link in the confirmation email you receive.
  3. Wait patiently – your free Shutterfly code will be emailed to you next week
  4. Head to Shutterfly, sign-in, go to my account and enter in the promo code you receive to see what your freebie is
  5. Make your freebie and do a happy dance :)

The size of the newsletter is unlimited, but I only have 10,000 codes to give away, so don’t delay – sign up today! I think you will really love this new monthly dose of happy.

Thank you so much! I can’t wait for The Fringe. I hope you enjoy it.


Fringe Friday: Baby Memory Keeping

by jessicaturner on February 27, 2015

Fringe Friday

I can’t believe it is already Friday. This week flew by. After being out of school due to ice all last week, the kids continued to be out of school Monday-Tuesday, then Adeline had strep and was out Wednesday, then it snowed again and they were out of school yesterday too! Thankfully today Elias and Adeline are AT SCHOOL, Ezra is napping and my mom is on an airplane to come visit and help out here for the next week, so things are looking up.

Amidst the busyness of kids and work for The Fringe Hours, I did find some time to work on some memory keeping for Ezra. March is going to be my month for tackling his Project Life album, but I am also excited about a few other simple projects from Hallmark that I am doing to document his first year.

While I was pregnant, Hallmark sent me three memory keeping kits – Boy Watch Me Grow Kit, Baby Milestones and Baby’s First Holidays Kit. I don’t normally think of Hallmark for memory keeping, but these kits changed that for me. They are SOOOOO cute and perfect for baby’s first year.

BabyMemoryKeepingEach kit comes with props of some kind + a little photo album making the perfect keepsake.

Here’s the photo I took of Ezra when he was one-month old. We decided Olaf was the perfect stuffed animal to use because he is big and perfectly captures what is popular right now.

This week, I filled out the cards for the Boy Watch Me Grow Kit and got the photo for his first month developed (though I should have done 5×7).

Tomorrow we will take Ezra’s 2 month photo – I can’t believe he’s already been here two months. I’m treasuring every day with him.

Monthly baby stickers are super common, but the fact that this kit comes with the monthly cards and album really makes it so much better. I just love it.

I also did a little Valentine’s shoot. I totally forgot about the props on Valentines, so I figured a week and a half later was close enough.

With Elias and Adeline I did a series of cupid pictures (they were 6-7 months at Valentines), but it was a bit more… challenging with Ezra.


Clearly he was NOT in the mood for pictures. However, I still LOVE the shots I got – and the prop is so precious, isn’t it?


In addition to these fun memory keeping projects, I started The Paris Architect: A Novel and am loving it. Next week I will be traveling to Canada to do some media for The Fringe Hours and I plan to finish it on the plane.

Okay, what have you been doing in your Fringe Hours? Share your blog posts/instagrams below!

This is the final sponsored post in a year-long series with Hallmark. All thoughts are my own.


Podcasts to Check Out and a Fringe Hours Sale

February 26, 2015

If you haven’t yet ordered your copy of The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, run to Amazon and do it right away. They dropped the price again to just $8.99, which is the lowest it has been priced since the book launched. People have been so moved by the book and its message, calling […]

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It’s Not Too Late – Join The Fringe Hours Book Club

February 23, 2015

Thousands of you bought your copies of The Fringe Hours last week, which was so exciting. One of the things that I love about the book is not only are its principles life-changing, but it lends itself to a great discussion. If you haven’t yet joined The Fringe Hours book club, hosted on (in)courage, I […]

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Weekend Thanks and Thoughts

February 21, 2015

I woke up at 3:30 this morning to Ezra’s newborn cries, wanting to be fed. As I was feeding him, I looked at The Fringe Hours on Amazon. Y’all, do you know what it said? This. I could not believe it! (I still can’t…) For a first-time author, to be in the top 50 of […]

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Fringe Friday: Week 2

February 20, 2015

Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week. Of course, much of my week was focused on the release of The Fringe Hours. While it has definitely been a lot of hard work, it has been worth every minute! I can’t express how […]

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The Fringe Hours Around the Web

February 19, 2015

The response to The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You this week has been incredible. Thousands of women have bought the book and are embracing the message that they must make time for themselves to thrive. If you haven’t bought a copy yet, I hope you will (the price dropped on Amazon today too – […]

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Join Me for a Phone Chat Tonight

February 18, 2015

I’ve always loved chatting on the phone, so am excited to have a big Fringe Hours phone call with y’all tonight. On the call we will discuss how to fight challenges women face, how to track your time and finding your fringe hours. I’ll also answer questions from y’all. The call is tonight at 9 […]

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My Love Letter to You

February 17, 2015

So I never wanted to write a book. It was never on my bucket list. My husband is the writer in our family. I have always been content to work in marketing, write here on The Mom Creative, be a wife and mom and pursue a few hobbies. Yet, today is release day for my […]

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Living Out Our Passions & Choosing Joy

February 16, 2015

With the release of The Fringe Hours tomorrow, I have been thinking a lot about my friend Sara, who entered the arms of Jesus in September 2011. Sara was a dear friend who was always there to listen, encourage and inspire. I miss her deeply and know she would be so excited about this book. […]

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