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DIY Gift Guide: Family Recipe Book

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Gather your family’s favorite recipes and make them into an heirloom recipe book, complete with vintage family photos.  The best gifts are made with love, and this one is sure to be a favorite around the tree this holiday season.

1. Select 16 family photos to pair up with each recipe.

Don’t have digital copies?  See our blog post on scanning and digitizing old photos.

2. Choose 16 recipes you’d like to pass down.

3. Click to download the DIY recipe Photoshop template below:

Impressed App DIY recipe book page template for Photoshop

4. Open the Photoshop template and enter your first recipe

5. Save your recipe as a .jpg file

6. Once you have all of your recipes ready, add them along with your desired photos to a Dropbox folder

Get a free Dropbox account here.

7. In Impressed App, select the 8×8 Layflat book

We would recommend using the Layout Selector option here to select layouts that allow for 2 images per spread.

To use:

  • as you start making, you’ll notice a red button titled ‘LAYOUT’ in the middle right hand side of your screen
  • when you tap it, you’ll have multiple options of layouts to use
  • simply select the desired layout and hit ‘USE’

8. Populate your spreads with your photos + recipes.

We went with a photo on the left, recipe on the right.

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Minimize your Digital Clutter: 3 Essential Tips for De-cluttering your Phone’s Camera Roll

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Say hello to Danielle Chassin, also known as @hippieindisguise: mama to the sweet Ro and Sen, iPhone photographer, and ambassador for slow, eco, minimal living.

This week, we are so grateful to have her share her tips on how she keeps that digital clutter of hers under control, while still capturing her family’s growing list of adventures. Read More

Life Well-Lived: baby’s 1st year with Bridgette

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Meet this month’s stand-out customer: Bridgette, aka @bridgettemargot.  We’ve loved following along this Miami-based mama’s sunny Insta-adventures with her sweet little Lyla.  Her latest project?  A photo book full of her family’s 2015 moments.  Read on as she shares with us her next DIY project, ideas for memory keeping during Baby’s 1st year and how to cheat a space refresh with a not-so-green thumb. Read More

Get Organized: Tips for Scanning Old Photos

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If you’re like me, you likely have stacks upon stacks of old photos spread out and tucked away in random dust-covered shoeboxes, holding your family’s memories.  Time and the wear and tear of many moves (in my case: 8 moves in 4 years) can definitely take its toll on those photos.  Lately, I’ve been thinking it might be time to digitize them in order to preserve, and keep them safe so I can easily share them at the drop of a hat.  My most current project is getting my favorites into an heirloom photo book as a Mother’s Day gift. Read More


Round-up: Cozy Socks + Mugs for a Comfy Winter

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Since we know the best time to get stuff done is once the madness of the day dies down and the kids go to sleep (amen!), we’ve rounded up 5 cozy socks and their cute wintery mug counterparts so you can get comfy and get those things done… in bed, right where you want to be.  

If you’re without child, these combos will make you want to spend some quality time wrapped up in bed with a hot cuppa.

Let the slow mornings + epic nights in begin, snuggle up to these bad boys and cross a few things off your list (like putting your moments into print!). Read More


A Made with Love holiday gift guide

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If you’re anything like us, you love a good DIY, especially a really thoughtful one that can be gifted to your loved ones over the holidays.

We’ve rounded up our top 5 ideas for personal gifts that are easy, made with love, and tested by the Impressed team (no Pinterest fails here!).

Be sure to click through each one for our how-to + tips.

Read on for our Made with Love holiday gift guide. Read More