Super Simple Keepsake Boxes

Hi there!I will be the first to tell you that I am NOT a crafty mama!  I don't make a habit of creating things, but in this case I couldn't find a better option....more

Which Wedding Mementos Should you Keep?

Our wedding was one of the best days of my life (DUH!) but we don’t have a lot of space so I had to be choosy about what mementos I kept and the things I threw out. I wasn’t sure if I would give away my dress because I was so afraid that I wouldn’t have any mementos, but when I realized after the wedding ALL of the wonderful things I have as mementos it was such an easy decision to donate my wedding dress.Here are the 5 things I decided to keep:...more
I kept my dress, shoes, the invitations and the wedding cards. It was done so quick, there ...more

Childhood Keepsakes (Or What Do You Do With 40-Year-Old Baby Teeth?)

Why do we parents save our kids’ childhood mementos? Are we saving it all so we can occasionally rummage through the boxes and reminisce or do we plan to give it all to our children when they are older?If you agree with the latter, consider this scenario:Many, many years in the future you hand your grown daughter a box of her lovingly preserved childhood mementos. You await for what is sure to be a squeal of delight as she sifts through the treasures.Then she screams and slams the box shut....more

Sprinkle Plenty

One of the keepsakes in my kitchen belonged to my gramma.This is Sprinkle Plenty.Back in the day everyone had a “sprinkle bottle”.read more...more

The Keepsakes Find a New Home

My mother has been going through photos and other items lately. From my estimation she is both cleaning up and giving away keepsakes for three reasons:1. She has a lot of things saved. She has always been a “just in case” or “you never know when you might need that” person. Sometimes she gets the need to purge a few things and when that happens she checks with each child first to see if they need anything. We don’t but it doesn’t hurt to ask....more

keepsake boxes

I’m a keepsake packrat.  Like the outfit my sweet baby wore home from the hospital or that brown plaid shirt my husband wore on our very first date.  It still has a little tiny hole in it from where his pledge pin went.  How cute is that?...more

Memoirs of Three Year Olds.

As the saying that millions of women like to quote goes, behind every great man there's always a great woman. But let me tell you something, behind every great woman... there is a little brother who is infinitely cooler. That ladies and gentlemen, is my life story. My little brother happens to be almost seven years younger than me and can outshine me by light years. What? You don't believe me? Check out a few "drawings" I found last night while going through some boxes in the closet.  ...more
@victorias_view I admit. We have fun going through old books and finding different things ...more