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Our Funny Christmas Card and Photo Idea

Our Funny and Unique Christmas Card and Photo Idea @NotSoIdleHands.com

Are you as behind on your Christmas "to~do" list as I am? It just seems like each year, that list gets exponentially longer...sheesh! Anyways, we finally got our cards done and decided to be funny this year {and a little lazy....ok, a lot lazy}. We also kinda ran out of time to schedule a photo shoot with any of the awesome photographers we are lucky enough to know {although, my friend Amy was so … [Read more...]

Cheater’s Guide ~ How to Post Your Awesome DSLR Photos to Instagram

Cheater's Guide ~ How to Post Your Awesome DSLR Photos to Instagram By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, so we all know how awesome Instagram is {case in point, Jess~ The Fun Instagram Mom}, but we also all know how frustrating it is that we can't post the fantabulous pics we take with our super expensive DSLR cameras. What did we buy them for anyways, if we always end up taking pics of important events with our phones JUST so we can throw 'em up onto Instagram later? Well, there are apps you … [Read more...]

A Little Update…..i.e. Why I Have Been MIA

So it's been awhile since I've been writing regularly (soooooooo sorry about that BTW) I figured I would write an update post for ALL my awesome readers that have continued to stop by even though I've been kinda laaaaaame. I want to let all you wonderful people know how much that means to me and that some of you have even dropped emails to ask about things around the McDonald casa. Those emails … [Read more...]

How To Re-Size Your Photos

Hey, remember this post a few days ago.....well, a few of you asked about a tute on how to re-size your photos to make this cute pendant. (see, I really do listen to you guys :) You'll be happy to know that it's SUPER easy-peasy!! Just go to where your picture is on your computer. Then, right-click on the picture (the thumbnail one) and click on "copy". Now, open up your Word or … [Read more...]

Cute Mother’s Day Photo Necklace

Cute Mother's Day Photo Necklace By: NotSoIdleHands.com

*If you are: MY mom, one of hubby's moms (he's lucky to have 2!), or any of our grandmothers......please stop reading this as it will ruin your surprise!!* Ok, now that they're gone.........I wanted to show one last Mother's Day gift (and obviously the one I'm making this year :) I've been trying to figure out a good way to make these for awhile and FINALLY did it!! I LOVE the way … [Read more...]

New Sponsor ~Jen Gagliardi Photography

Hey there everyone, have I got some EYE CANDY for you!!!!Last weekend we met with AWESOME photographer, Jen Gagliardi based here in So Cal.We were LONG overdue for some new family pics, and since we FINALLY brought little Kira home.....we thought it was about time :)So we went to a nice park over in Redlands and she went right to work.This one is my FAVORITE so far.......see how Maddie is crackin' … [Read more...]

25 Days Of Christmas~Merry Christmas!!

Just wanted to wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas!Hope you get to spend time with loved ones and make sure to.......EAT ALOT!Mmmmmmm!We are going to Christmas dinner at in-laws tomorrow (minus hubby since he is working), and I plan on eatingLOTS! :)Here are some pics from our Christmas morning yesterday, hope your kiddos are just as happy :)Have Fun! … [Read more...]

My Little Characters

My Little Characters At: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, so we all know that the REAL reason we have blogs is to show off cute pics of our kiddos.......  So here are mine, all dressed up (and sugared up.....thanks neighbors :) and ready to go trick-or-treating. I got my oldest's awesome costume at DI for $12 bucks! And my little one's on Ebay for $20 (that dress is normally around $60 at D-Land and it was in perfect … [Read more...]