Memory Keeping & Crafts

How to Do Pretty Handlettering: My Summer Goal

by jessicaturner on June 2, 2016

Lately I have noticed my creativity begging for a release. Between motherhood and work, I have pushed my creative pursuits to the side these last two years. Sure, I’ve done a few projects here and there, planned parties, etc., but my creative life hasn’t been what it was. And while I think that seasons in […]


Ezra turns one on New Year’s Eve, so along with planning for Christmas, I am working on planning his Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star first birthday party. Because his birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, I thought it would be fun to create a time capsule box. In addition to filling it with memorabilia from the […]


DIY Tutorial: Simple Lace Christmas Trees

by jessicaturner on December 4, 2015

One of the trends I have noticed this Christmas season is how prevalent cone shaped trees covered in different materials are. They are everywhere! I have seen them in lace, burlap, sequins, and more. I have noticed that these trees are often $10-$20, and you can easily make them for a lot less, with very […]

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DIY: Fall Decorative Photo Blocks

by jessicaturner on November 12, 2015

Burlap and lace are two of my favorite combinations. When Elmer’s approached me to create a DIY home decor project, I knew I wanted to do something with my burlap stash (still left over from Elias’s pirate party two years ago). I found some plain wood blocks at Target (I have also seen these at […]


Tips for Baby Pumpkin Photos

by jessicaturner on October 28, 2015

It’s pumpkin season. Porches are decked out and pumpkin patches are quickly becoming picked over. If you have a little one, consider finding a big pumpkin this week and taking a pumpkin baby photo with him or her. This darling photo captures the season and their tiny size, and it will be something you will […]


Halloween DIY: Easy Cheesecloth Ghosts

by jessicaturner on September 29, 2015

When I was a little girl, my mom loved to craft with my sister and me, especially around Halloween. My mom has always loved Halloween (I think it has something to do with her birthday being in October) and each year we would do a lot of Halloween crafts. This cheesecloth ghost project was one […]


Free Photo Book + Tips to Keep Design Simple

by jessicaturner on September 10, 2015

I love making photo books, particularly when I have a large collection of photos from things like vacations, birthday parties and family photo shoots. After making dozens of photo books here are a few tricks I have learned for keeping the process simple. Select your photos in advance: This makes a huge difference. Don’t upload […]


Week in the Life

by jessicaturner on August 20, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed I’ve been doing Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life project. This is an annual exercise she hosts encouraging people to document their week. A few observations I have had: Every time I do this project, in the beginning, I get a bit consumed with capturing […]


As You Start Your Week

by jessicaturner on August 17, 2015

Happy Monday! A few links for you as we begin our week. (How is August half over?!) I am embarking on Week in the Life with Ali Edwards and thousands of other photographers and memory keepers. I love this exercise because it challenges me to get out my camera and take more photos than I […]


New Project Life Album: Watch Us Grow

by jessicaturner on August 13, 2015

As I have been working to get caught up on my photos and start scrapbooking again, I feel as if I have re-fallen in love with photography and memory keeping. One of the things I have noticed that I am especially loving these days are photos that capture my children’s growth. Photos that happen annually, […]