Going back through all of these old posts and photos is bringing out all of the feels. Especially when I come across baby Saurus. Those chubby cheeks! He’s such a grown-up now that I’ve almost forgotten he was ever a baby. But I came across these cards I sent out a few years ago and figured the timing was perfect for an update of the post. Especially since Minted is having a sale on Valentines! I use Minted for pretty much all of my cards and prints- I love the quality and ease of use and their designs are gorgeous. But one of my favorite things is that you can upload a design of your own but still get to take advantage of the professional print quality and features, which is what I did for these. It lets me make something totally unique and custom but without hunting down my own printer or printing them at home. Win-win!
As an aside, I still don’t have my shop up and running online but if you’d ever like help designing cards, invitations, or other paper goods, let me know and I’ll be happy to work with you!
Also, sorry for the picture quality – some pixels were lost in migration from the old site and this was the best I could do.
Click here and use the code SENDLOVE18 before February 6th to get your cards in time for Valentine’s Day and take 15% off!
The original post:
I mentioned before that valentine’s day isn’t really my thing. Until now…(dun, dun, dun). I think that what really happened was I wanted an excuse to send out more pictures of my ridiculously cute offspring. I made a vague attempt to not be one of those parents who talks about how adorable their child is all of the time but I failed miserably and am now embracing it. Sorry, internet. (And all of the people who read this)
These are not professional photographs…these are me in the living room with a camera while the nekkid Saurus played on a blanket. He was a shockingly good sport about the whole thing but I think that was mostly because he didn’t have to wear a diaper and he LOVES that. Parental tip: if you want little boys to be cooperative, tell them they don’t have to wear clothes. You’ll be amazed at what they’ll do.
Husband bought me a subscription to Adobe Cloud to try and I figured I’d give some of the photo editing a shot on these…so I downloaded Photoshop to my tiny, worthless laptop…and immediately overwhelmed the poor thing so thoroughly that it now takes 5 minutes to open anything and I can’t even open the new programs. So, fail. It’s no secret that I’m bad with technology but probably for reasons like this:
Husband: Can you make sure and shut down the computer before bed so it can update?
Husband: What did you just do?
Me: Turned off the computer.
Me: Pushed the big blue button.
Husband: Wrong. You need to go through the menu and shut it down properly so it can update.
Me: What’s an update? Why doesn’t it come ready to work?
Husband: Is this what you’ve been doing all along?
Me: Yes. Turning off the computer.
Husband: You’re the worst. You’re just pulling life support, not rehabilitating.
Me: Oh. Oops.
I have since been promised an office and a new computer at our new house and seriously cannot wait. All of my computer problems aside, here are some precious photos of my dude along with his valentines.