Instagram Photo Album for Mother’s Day

Mini photo album for Instagram photos makes a perfect Mother's Day gift.  //  www.cupackesandcutlery.comI have found you the perfect Mother’s Day gift to give and get!  I went to the Craft and Hobby Show in January and came across these awesome little photo album’s made by We R Memory Keepers, specifically for printed Instagram pictures.  I fell in love immediately.  They come in tons of great colors and are the cutest little size.  So grab some flowers, pour mom a glass of champaign and make her an Instagram photo album for Mother’s Day.

Make an Instagram album for Mother's Day presents. //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comWith the mini album, you use plastic sleeves and Albums Made Easy Kits, also from We R Memory Keepers.  They come in all kinds of designs and are the perfect way to enhance the Instagram photos.  They take this from an ordinary photo album to an actual gift.

Printed Instagram photos are the best! //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comI had my photos printed via Printstagram and then spread them out to see what I had to work with.  I don’t know what it is about Instagram photos but they make me so happy.  It probably has something to do with the fact that I love my kids more than life itself and most of my Instagram pictures are of their darling little faces.


August 22 : Best of Las Vegas #IGTravelThursday

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Ahhhh, Vegas.  I sort of have a love/hate relationship with Vegas.  I’ve been for work, been with friends, been for conferences.  My most recent trip was almost a year ago and was part of The Trend Tribe Influencer weekend.  And this left me wanting to find out more about sin city.  Of course the girl’s on the trip helped to make the experience amazing, as did getting to dine at some of the most amazing spots on the strip.  It was a fantastic weekend that I will never forget.  And I look forward to when I get to go back and see more of what the town has to offer (you know, not the sleezy stuff).

From top left:

The Aria (stay here!), Lita Ford at Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, Warhol, the view from Comme Ca, cocktail amuse bouche from Sage, the signs of a great girl’s night in.

See my full recap of my Las Vegas trip here and here.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the linky party for #IGTravelThursday and follow along on the amazing travel posts by the hosts, To Destination Unkown, Luxury Travel Mom, and Childmode.

August 15 : Palm Springs Landmarks #IGTravelThursday

Skimbaco Instagram Travel ThursdayI’ve really been enjoying my friend Nicole’s take on Skimbaco’s Instagram Travel Thursday.  So I decided I would play along.  For my first week, I decided to share one of my favorite places, Palm Springs.  I stuck with well-known landmarks plus a few of MY favorite landmarks  (Birba and Party Lab).  Are you following me on Instagram?  Find me at cupcakescutlery!  If you want to see more of my latest trip be sure to look at the hashtag #cactuscraftscocktails.  Welp, I’m about to get on a plane to make more travel memories!  Peace out.

I can’t wait to get more familiar with all the Instagram Travel Thursday hosts!  You simply must check out Luxury Travel Mom!  I am in love with her post, “Cool People You’ve Never Heard of to follow on Instagram“.

Follow along with the hashtag #IGTravelThursday!

Alt Summit is rocking my blog world

alt summit logo for SLCSo who else is going to Alt Summit in January??? I’m so freaking excited I can hardly stand it!  I can’t wait to be absolutely inspired.  Not only by the content but all the people who are attending, speaking,  and cavorting around.  But the coolest part about this conference is that all the stuff that I am excited about is available now!  Alt has really stepped up their game and brought on some amazing people to grow their content and really provide some outstanding learning opportunities for all bloggers.  Not just those who have a sought after ticket to the conference.

The Blog:

I mean.  Have you checked it out lately?  The content is insane.  Covering everything from hairstyles that work best for profile pictures to how to work as a freelancer.  I’m excited to check out the topics each day.  It is really good stuff.  There is also a chatroom so you can get all your conference questions answered, like how many business cards should I bring?

The Classes:

If you haven’t taken any of the classes on the Alt Channel you HAVE to!  Most classes are $15 but each month Bing sponsors a few classes so they can be given for FREE!  I’ve taken several and they are outstanding.  They offer tons of learning on various topics but also a really cool small networking opportunity to interact with the others taking the classes.  I’m scheduled to take at least 2 classes this month and I look forward to when they announce next months classes.  Some of them go very quickly so I like to sign up early!

inspired by alt blog organizing secrets


scan fabric for awesome patterns in illustrator

The Instagram:

Did you know that Alt Summit is on Instagram?!  It is awesome.  You must follow them (@altsummit).  Each week they are trying to post a prompt and have people post along with them.  Full disclosure:  I’ve been asked to help them promote their Instagram efforts but to be honest, I would be telling you all about it anyway.  Last week, and continuing on this week, the prompt is #shareyoursecrets where we are sharing secrets about anything and everything to do with blogging and our online work.  I shared my blog editorial calendar (follow me at @cupcakescutlery) that helps to keep me on track with everything.  @altsummit shared my graphic design secret of scanning fabric to use it in Illustrator.  You can follow along by searching the hashtag #inspiredbyalt and feel free to post your own secrets and remember to use the hashtags so we can all find them!

The Pinterest:

Alt Summit is also on Pinterest.  Their boards are amazing and cover everything from Fall, DIYs, Shoes and more!  Take some time and browse around.  I get to post my fave finds to some of the boards so go look at what I think you guys might like.

So even if you are not attending the conference in SLC in January you can still get in on the Alt fun!  And huge thanks to Bing for being an amazing sponsor and providing such awesome free content!

This is not a sponsored post.  These are all my opinions and I love Alt.