Tiny Prints

I am quite possibly the worst person I know when it comes to remembering birthdays, sending out Christmas cards, or doing crafty projects.

For the last couple of years, I’ve taken pictures of the kids and then never made the Christmas card, or bought Mother’s Day and Father’s Day card and not mailed them. I made a baby book for one of my kids, but not the other. One is going to be very bitter, time will tell whether it’s the one with the baby book or the one without.

But this year, thanks to Tiny Prints, my mom will have a Mother’s Day card, before Mother’s Day no less, and it will be awesome. I wish I could say the same for my mother-in-law. I thought my husband was handling that (because she is, in fact, his mother), but he didn’t have “time” to get a card. Her birthday is coming up so I’m making her a Happy Birthday Grandma card with an adorable picture of her grandkids.

This is the cover of the Tiny Prints card I made my mom.

Awesome Tiny Prints card

On the inside of the card I wrote, “This is what I’m doing on Mother’s Day!” I’m pretty sure my mom will find this hilarious.

On the back I put a little picture of my two sons. Very cute.

The next thing I’m going to do is make a photo book for my younger son. I’ve been thinking about doing it for years, but didn’t because my older son’s book is homemade. Well, the only reason I made a homemade book was because I was on bed rest with son number 2. I don’t plan on having more kids so I need to get on that book.

There are a couple of great options for making the baby photo books. One is with a window in the front to put his baby picture. This will make it look just like (or I hope so) my other son’s baby book. I plan on leaving the first page blank so I can put his baby card, which was a card they gave me in the hospital with his hand prints, weight, and height.

If you’d like more information on Tiny Prints check out the Tiny Prints Facebook page. Here’s an adorable Tiny Prints Mother’s Day video for your enjoyment.

Disclosure: I am being compensated for this post plus I received credits on Tiny Prints.

Mother's Day

I worked at my booth today at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market. A couple of people said they weren’t sure if I would be there because it was Mother’s Day. I chuckled at this. Oh, the dream of Mother’s Day, where you get breakfast in bed, a diamond ring, a trip to the spa.

But in real life, Mother’s Day is like most days except you get something. In my case it will likely be Type 2 Diabetes. My boys and husband gave me a box of See’s Candy, which I love, and surprised me when I got home with a box of cupcakes. This, plus the fact that I was at the farmers’ market selling gluten-free baked goods that I had made, sampled and then just ate because I was hungry, not knowing cupcakes were waiting for me at home.

While I was at the market, my 4 and 6yrold boys went with dad to a birthday party. They spent the rest of the morning trying to get their hands on Rock Band, because I really wanted one for Mother’s Day (ummm, ok…). Apparently, there’s a new Rock Band coming out and they are out of the old version at the stores.

The husband told me about their adventure trying to get me my dream gift. I felt bad, but I had to tell him. “Don’t get me Rock Band. It’s too expensive for Mother’s Day (and I don’t want one).” I barely have time to sleep and I’m going to play Rock Band? He got the idea after we went to a fabulous fundraiser party last weekend for Help a Mother Out. The Game Truck was there and we played a few songs on Rock Band and I said, “That was fun.”

I’m just giving the husband a hard time. All of the boys were so sweet today. They gave me a card that plays the theme to Charlie Brown. Later, the 4yrold breakdanced and the older boy did his best Snoopy impression to the music. The 6yearold hid the gift he made me under his pillow for 2 days even though he was worried that the tooth fairy might take it. They gave me many hugs, picked flowers, and helped me shell the fava beans. And the husband made a lovely dinner (fish and vegetables to counterbalance the cake and candy) and cleaned the kitchen.

But I did do 4 loads of laundry, helped get the kids ready for bed, and cleaned up around the house. Mother’s Day was nice, but just because someone decides you have a holiday doesn’t mean you get any rest.