Hooray! Four new albums of our family Disney trip, fresh off the presses, arrived at my house tonight. I tore the first one open immediately - I couldn’t wait to see how it turned out in print. (Answer: awesome!)
That feeling you get when you look through your new album for the first time, hold it in your hands, and know how much joy it’s going to bring others...that is a special feeling.💕
I can’t wait to surprise everyone with their copies on Christmas!🎄🎁
Side note: apparently @ups is delivering after 9pm this week?? Those are some dedicated drivers. I am grateful and impressed.
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You guys are really coming through with sharing your holiday/everyday struggles, and I love it. (See my last post if you’re not sure what I’m talking about.) It’s insane how we ALL put ourselves through the same cycle of guilt, doubt, stress, and overwhelm...say we’ve learned and won’t do it again...and then are right back in the same place months or weeks later, sobbingly wondering how we let it happen again. I’m just as guilty, don’t worry.💁♀️
Have a struggle to share? Add yours to the list here or on my last post, and you’ll already feel a bit better. It’s funny but it’s so true - sharing helps the problem feel smaller somehow.
I’ll get to work on my blog post helping with strategies for one of your topics. Meanwhile, here are some photos from our family day in NYC yesterday. It was really freeing to have no agenda - my Mom and I drove the girls in in the afternoon to meet my husband at his office, had lunch together in the cafeteria in Grand Central, then spent about two hours walking around Midtown to see the holiday sights and let the girls explore a bit. I’m so glad we did that and didn’t go see a show or do anything with a schedule. It was perfectly imperfect.🎄
I had a heart-to-heart with Instagram yesterday. I decided I didn’t like how it was making me feel. Ever been there? Checking my feed in bed yesterday morning started my whole day off on the wrong foot - feeling inadequate and that I’m not a good enough mother, wife, founder, etc., because I’m not doing all the things I see in my feed.
I thought about breaking up with Insta, but that doesn’t make sense because a) I’m running a business here and b) I truly want to help make your life easier and better in some small way. And this is an excellent platform to do that effectively.
So I thought back to my original social media guru @garyvee. I remember him emphasizing that we need to be in the business of helping people, not constant promotions. And that makes so much sense to me. Helping families is why I started Shortcake in the first place.
So here’s my new IG philosophy: I want to be on here helping you to get things done and feel great about it. That’s my purpose. I’ll try to make you laugh or feel understood a bit along the way, too. And I’ll share some posts about me and my family every once in a while, so you can feel like you are getting to know me and what makes me tick.
This photo is me, 5 minutes ago, sitting at my desk in lovely Cranford, NJ. And I want to know - What are you struggling with today? Organizing your holiday shopping list? Prepping for a party? The pressure of year-end deadlines at work? Share what’s weighing you down in this moment - I promise there’s zero chance you’re the only one feeling it.
I’ll pick one and write a blog post about it this week to help find answers, strategies, and hacks - my first step to taking back my feed.
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Writing her first letter to Santa.❤️🎅🎄#holidaymemories #christmastime
Last call for free delivery by Dec. 22! Extending the deadline for Signature albums to this Sunday at 11:59pm. 🕰 --> get started with link in profile. #dontwait #holidaygifts #customphotoalbum
1 week post-Thanksgiving, and like clockwork I’m feeling under the weather today.🤒 Thankfully these two were taking it easy on me this morning, having a good time playing together in the kitchen. A sweet, simple moment with my babies = good alternative medicine, no?💕 Anyone else feeling the inevitable post-Thanksgiving cold?
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PSA to the procrastinators: if you need something last minute to impress at Thanksgiving tomorrow, you could totally do this. I made it for our Friendsgiving party over the weekend, and it was a hit. Plus everyone will think you’re VERY creative, when it took maybe an extra 10 minutes just to line everything up. Very doable. 🙌 #thankspinterest #veggietrayturkey #gobblegobble #thanksgiving
Subject: Baby’s first six months
Design Style: Vintage Gingham
Source: Mommy & Daddy’s Facebook profiles
Content: Photos, Dates, Descriptions, + Comments
Print Style: 8x8 Signature Album with 5x5 copies for the grandparents.👍🎁
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