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DIY Personalized Family Illustrations

You guyssssss! I'm so excited to announce this fun collab with Rhonna Designs! Introducing the easiest (and cheapest!) way to make your own family portrait illustrations!


If you haven't tried out Rhonna Designs App, stop reading and download it now! It's the best app for photo editing, adding quotes and text, and documenting all your memories. I've been using it for years, so when Rhonna reached out to me for a collab, I about died. (Total fan girl moment!) It's been so fun having my ideas and art available in the app! We've recently added a few add-on packs to the app that include all hand-lettered elements and illustrations! (like our baby & pregnancy packs!)



This month, we're debuting something brand new - an easy way to make your own customized family portrait! And yes, it's only .99 cents! The pack includes over 150+ faces to choose from, all featuring different skin tones, hair color and style. We've also included bonus accessories - bows, shirts, floral elements, pets, and more!




And the best part? The ideas are endless! You can whip up a Christmas card in seconds, make name tags, wedding gifts, the list goes on and on.



To make your own family illustration, download the Rhonna Designs App (available on apple and android). Then, under the elements tab, find my name (Alexa Zurcher) and you'll see the Family Portrait Pack! You can add text and other elements as well to make it unique and all your own. And did I mention that it's only .99 cents!?!? :)



Tag us on Instagram so we can see what you come up with! #rhonnadesigns #alexazdesign 


Free General Conference Printables - October 2018

It's that time of year again....
And oh how I love watching conference.

 I'm convinced that the best way to watch #ldsconf is with a freshly bathed, sleeping baby in my arms. I managed to take a few notes with my free hand, and I couldn't resist a few free printables, too! 

All designs are sized as 8x10 jpgs. For personal/church use only. When sharing on social media, please tag @alexazurcher or @alexazdesignco. Not to be edited or sold.


New Mom Must Have for Nighttime Feedings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplyBonding #CollectiveBias




If you've ever had to change a few diapers after nighttime feedings, you know how nice it is (read: saves your sanity) to have everything within arms reach. No one that's sleep deprived wants to wander around a dark house looking for wipes!





Right before Lucy was born, I moved my nightstand and replaced it with this rolling cart instead. It's been a lifesaver - both during middle of the night feedings and during the day! It rolls around the house, has plenty of storage space, and I love that it has a lip, so I can't knock anything off of it (I'm speaking from experience here, I'm always knocking my water off my nightstand, haha)! When she moves into her own room, the cart will go there, too. Of course, I've loaded it with all the essentials, see below! P.S. This would make for a really cute baby shower gift! Doesn't have to be in a big rolling cart, even a little basket would be perfect!





1. On the bottom shelf, I keep a few extra blankets. While most of her blankets are stored in the nursery, it's nice to have a few in an secondary spot as well. Especially when my other girls steal Lucy's. :)




2. The middle shelf is loaded up with diapers, wipes, and burp cloths (Or as Ellie calls them "barf cloths" ha!). I can easily reach them all from my bed at night in the dark. So handy! The girls also know where they are, so they can be my "big helpers" and grab diapers and wipes.





3. The top shelf holds all the little essentials that I use frequently during the day and at night. I typically have a big water bottle, a granola bar, lotion, hand sanitizer, and my phone. I've also started to pump and we're working on getting Miss Lucy Lou used to taking a bottle here and there when I'm not home. The top shelf works as the perfect place to perch the bottle while burping. These NUK Simply Natural Bottles that I found at Target are AMAZING, I love the look and feel. They're designed to feel just like mom, so they are perfect for breastfeeding babies transitioning or switching back and forth to a bottle. Plus, they're super easy to clean, too!








Other ideas to have for middle of the night feedings: the remote. ;) I seriously have to turn on the TV sometimes just to keep myself awake! Seinfeld has been my go-to show as of late, haha. Any other recommendations are welcome! :)



You can find the NUK Simply Natural bottles at Target and follow and interact with NUK social channels for potential offers and giveaways, especially for Simply Natural September! XO

C A L I F O R N I A

2 cars, 3 days, 10 people, and endless fun. 

We spontaneously headed to California with my family for a quick weekend back in July. (Brian was on a work trip and missed our spur of the moment trip!) I had been wishing I could hit up the beach before baby sis came and lo and behold, it happened! The girls had SO much fun at the beach. They have salt water running through their veins. :) We had all my siblings together, ate Noah's Bagels (our favorite bagels, ever), soaked up the sunshine, didn't overheat in our air bnb (thanks to the costco fan my mom bought!) and seriously, had the best time. Already gearing up for next summer - we'll add three more people - Brian, Lucy, and another Spencer + Monica's baby!  

Welcome to the World!


Lucy Jane
Born August 13, 2017
at 10:19 am
6lbs 14 oz - 20 inches long

We are all positively smitten. She brings heaven into our home!