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more holiday goodness is upon us.
but wait...wasn't it JUST christmas?!?
time marches on.

however...this time around i am BEYOND thrilled to be celebrating another one of my favourite holidays.
it is such a beautiful time of year.  the meaning. the feeling. and yes... spring is around the corner.


i gathered some of my favourite heidi swapp lightbox pieces together to create a simple and festive mantle display that i feel honours this blessed time of year perfectly.

i love that i can combine the various lightbox sizes together.  that way, i can always adequately express exactly what it is i want to say...without having to sacrifice on the decorative aspect.  because they are just too much fun to use and display!

mixing and matching all of the different font slides along with background slides even gives you more decorative possibilities and options!  i love how i was able to capture both the easter and spring feel perfectly.

i always like to add in a few extra fun decor pieces.  this year, these gorgeous glittered easter eggs were a must have.

yellow tulips are just an obvious choice.

and my felt pom garland obsession is still going strong.  i love this one i had made in all the signature easter colours.

all of these light boxes, as well as the lightbox accessories can be found at joann stores or joann online! be sure to check out the amazing selection of lightbox swag that will complete your holiday home decor beautifully!

happiest easter everyone.



telling our stories.
often an overwhelming thought...no?!?
where does one EVEN begin?

in between life happening so fast, SO many photos, not enough time, getting lost in daily life i totally am like PRESS PAUSE PLEASE.  it is SO overwhelming and then frustrating when it feels like where in the world does one even begin?

even though i am an avid scrapbooker (and true believer in memory keeping) i have felt each and every emotion, experienced every creative block, felt every frustration etc. etc.  i think that is why (no matter what) i will sing the praises of the Heidi Swapp Storyline system each and every day.

This game changer system is available now in Michaels Stores.
A system filled with 'ready to go' elements that capture your memories speedily, easily and with literally NO fuss.  What is even better is that there are even sketches available to guide your creativity if you find yourself feeling like "ok....I have the stuff but WHERE do i even begin?". well here is where you can start.  SO awesome, right?!?  Myself and the rest of the Heidi Swapp Media Team have begun posting sketches so that you can easily find tons of Storyline inspiration all in one place!

once you have a sketch it is SO easy to go from this....
to THAT!

and with the storyline system also comes a BRAND NEW release of 12 x12 and 8.5 x 11 albums as well!  all of these incredible new releases are available now at Michaels Stores!

and can we just talk about this album spine for just one second?!?

give me allllllll the holographic please!

so be sure to check out storyline if you are looking for the perfect memory keeping answer.
it is truly a game changer in every way, shape and form!
i love it!


hello february 14th.

the day to celebrate all things LOVE. and RED.

not only is the heidi swapp red letterboard perfect for the holiday season....it is also PERFECTION for valentines day.  don't you just love when you can continuously use an investment decor piece again and again?

i accessorized my mantle for valentines day this year in a simple fashion.  letterboard, lightbox, garland, wreath and candy jar all together resulted in this super cute (somewhat minimalistic) valentines display.

i do not go all out and decorate everywhere in my home for valentines day.  but i do love to transform my mantle with some festive finds again and again.

these white heidi swapp letterboard alphas are hands down my #1 fav.  you will find me using them over and over.  i just love how they pop against the red letterboard.

my lightboxes are another decor piece of mine that are used over and over in so many ways, for literally every event, holiday and season!  not only do they look fabulous on their own but they are also a great way to further accessorize any type of home decor and always look so great situated next to a letterboard.

so in honour of today, i hope you are able to enjoy a little something RED, a little something SWEET and a little something LOVELY.  



the first month of 2018 is almost under our belts.  
and??? how do you feel?
i ask this question because i know how it is!  you enter the new year with all these high expectations and hopes for new beginnings, habits etc. etc. and what happens....yep! LIFE SHOWS UP ! that is right!

i am one of the biggest culprits of this.  i could give you a list a mile long of ALL the things i want 2018 to be and well sometimes things just don't align the way one hoped. and you know what? that is ok.  we cannot do it all and sometimes by just recognizing and accepting that i think we have made the first step to a new mindset anyway.

i posted this reminder in my scrapbook room using my heidi swapp lightbox 4 and letterboard.  i love it. it's simple, yet powerful. START WHERE YOU ARE. there is no "perfect time" for anything really.  life will always show up and throw us curve balls and unexpected ups and downs and everything you can imagine to deter us from our intended path.  we will never have enough time for this or that.  or in my case with two little ones i have learned to accept the constant interruptions.  it is just my reality right now and i know one day i will miss it once it's gone.

for me "making things happen" is truly about starting where i am.  and feeling OK about that and confident and productive.  

overall for me this year i just want to make the most of my time. and not take it for granted.  even in the thick of it, in the mundane...in the hum drum of #momlife (picking up toys, washing dishes, folding the clothes...etc etc) i just want to make the moments count each and every day.

working in my heidi swapp memory planner has been such a gift in transforming the way i approach and see my everyday life.  noting a memorable moment, a daily high and daily low....freely writing and having a home to place some favourite candid photos has become such a huge part of my journey in grounding myself and appreciating life as i know it.  it is the encouragement i need to just keep going. that tomorrow is another day.  you got this!

so if you are new to memory planning, or have not yet started and are intrigued...OR you feel that since january is almost a distant memory and that it is too late to start never fear....it is NEVER late to start!  remember just "start where you are" and allow the rest to unfold as it may.  i can assure you it will be one of the best moments of surrender you will ever feel. XO



december 2017.
it is my baby girl's first christmas.
i still have to pinch myself that this little sweetheart is in our lives.
that we get to watch her grow and love her forever.
this christmas she will be 6 months!
i truly cannot believe how fast it has gone by.

there is truly no more perfect time than now to take a few moments and get that camera out!
first christmas pictures are an absolute must.  i cannot wait to fill up her storyline album with these images!

i whipped out my lightbox along with some fun festive sayings and alphas.  truly the lightbox is the best photo prop ever.  and i think brynn was pretty amazed herself.  she could not keep her hands off of it!

as wonderful as it is that she is now very mobile (rolling around and pushing herself around non stop) it did make it a little tricky to get her to sit still for the pictures.  it was quite an adventure but nonetheless i am kind of obsessed with these photos. they capture her little spirit perfectly.

Lightboxes are such a fun and easy way to capture special and memorable moments within your photographs.  I love how easy they are to use and you can customize them to say whatever you want!


christmas truly is such a magical time of the year.


i absolutely love decorating for christmas.
and especially when i have heidi swapp holiday goodness in the house...even better!
i used some of my favourites to create a festive holiday mantle display and i adore how it came together.  

i will be really sad when it is time to take it down!

whenever i display decor, i always choose one "statement" piece and then create around that.  this year, it was my red letterboard.

the red letterboard itself is PERFECT for the holiday season and what made it come together so beautifully was the christmas letterboard kit.  the "i'm dreaming of a white christmas" is all part of a letterboard kit so all i had to do was open the box and place it onto my letterboard. so simple and quick...and looks amazing.

this year for me is all about bottle brush trees. they are THE cutest and look so festive amongst my other decor pieces!

i used the beautiful new heidi swapp paper cottages to create a gorgeous christmas village.  i love that these pieces are paper because they are so extremely light so they do not weigh a ton atop my shelves.  i also love that because they are white they are completely customizable!  i used white chunky glitter atop the roof tops which makes them look like they are snow covered.  

the sparkle is stunning.  the little vellum doors and windows are SO cute and at night they make the most beautiful glow when placing an electronic tea light inside.

to complete my display i added in some other decor elements i collected.  a cute sign, red berries, greenery and burlap made it come together perfectly.  

my lightboxes are always another huge decor favourite of mine.  i truly adore how they can be used ALL year literally for ANYTHING.  

i decided to just accessorize my wall shelves with some of my favourite lightbox sizes and inserts...along with some printable wall art and marquee love from years past.

i truly am savouring these days and this time of year, aren't you?  the month is flying past and i am just trying to cherish each and every day of it....amidst the busy and chaos because there always has to be a bit of that!

wishing you all the most beautiful holiday. 

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