First of all, thanks to all of you for your advice on my scrapbooking dilemmas. It was fun to read them throughout the weekend. I got some really great ideas on how to get motivated, and I also got a gracious comment reminding me that I am a good mama, and that making the perfect baby book is not going to make or break that. Phew!
I think I've decided to push through and make a baby book for my kids, but when that is done I might just revert to plain old albums or perhaps an online scrapbook (such as what Shutterfly or Scrapblog offers). Thanks again for your help...and I will keep you posted as to my progress! (A little preview: my husband is going out of town in a few weeks and it might be the perfect time to spread out all my stuff and get started!)
In other news, my 15-year-old cousin just had a birthday. Teenage girls are hard to buy for, don't you think? I am so not in touch with what is "cool" these days!
Remember a few weeks ago I showed you a gift I gave to my sister and her husband for their anniversary? Here is another version of the same idea:
Any teenager loves candy, right? I picked up this little pot for a few dollars on clearance, and stashed it away for the right time. It is a fun lime green color, so cute! I used rub-on letters to spell out her name, and just glue gunned a ribbon around it. I figured when the candy was gone, Holly can use this for her jewelry, hair ribbons, or even for pencils on her desk.
This is another little gift that was super-easy to make, and (hopefully) more unique than what I got her brother a few months ago...a Target gift card!