Memory Keeping & Crafts

Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar Costume Tutorial

by jessicaturner on October 3, 2016

Our family’s Alice in Wonderland costumes were a huge hit last year. Because I made the costumes so close to Halloween, I never shared any details or tutorials. Though I don’t have step-by-step tutorial, I did create a video walking through how to make the Alice in Wonderland caterpillar costume that I made for Ezra, […]

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Join Becky Higgins & Me on Facebook Live

by jessicaturner on September 15, 2016

Excuse me while I try not to pass out from excitement. Yes, you read that right! Becky Higgins and I are going to do a Facebook Live together tomorrow at 2:15 pm PST, 4:15 pm CST. If you have been a reader for any length of time, you know that scrapbooking is a huge part […]

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21 Rainy Day Activities & Crafts

by jessicaturner on August 19, 2016

It is going to be a rainy weekend in Nashville. We don’t have any big weekend plans except soccer, which I expect is going to be rained out. I have a feeling we will be busting out the craft supplies to do some of these rainy day activities. This inspiring round-up of rainy day activities […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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