Thanks for stopping by anitome.com! Here you’ll find help and ideas for your baby book, photo album, scrapbook, or any keepsake project.
I’m Stephanie Jean Mackie, or just Stephanie Jean. I put this little blog together to save you time trying to find all the World Around Me information for your little one’s baby book, scrapbook, or album. With babies, who has time or the energy to research all that stuff! So that page usually gets left blank and our little one’s book is left incomplete. But most of us really want to complete all the pages for our child because it’s fun for them to look back on.
So here you go! I usually post from the current year backwards and will update the year after it has concluded. Please feel free to make a year request below in the comments section. You can keep checking back or subscribe to be notified when if I’ve posted your request!
Choose the year you need HERE.
A little about me…
I’m from Colorado but now live in the south! I have two little boys, one big boy, and Kimber, our Wire-haired Pointing Griffon. My ‘everyday’ is filled with kid stuff, woodworking, house stuff, blogging, wife stuff, and trying to keep our puppy out of the trash. On ‘some days’ we are more social-media worthy when we venture out and about. I may post about it once and awhile but dammit this self-promotion era is too exhausting to keep up with! So unless it’s truly helpful content I’ll spare myself, and you, the next selfie or kid-pic to come across your email or news feed.
When my first son was born, in 2006, I created anitome~A Baby Book & Annual Birthday Journal because I wanted him to be able to keep memories throughout his life, not just in the first years. The ‘mass’ produced baby books also seemed so impersonal to me. Now, each year’s important events and memories get written down in both of my son’s anitome books on their birthdays.
In 2012, when my second son was born, I took some woodworking classes so I could build both of my boys a personalized wood keepsake chest. We use their wood chests to keep their baby stuff, along with trophies, teeth(yes I’m gross), and other mementos that come with time. Because of the interest I’ve gotten over the years, I’ve made the anitome book, printables, and my keepsake chests available at Myla Stone & Co. Since these items are created by me and NOT mass produced, please understand that they are limited. It’s what makes them special!
Note: The anitome book is currently sold out! A full PDF version anitome is available at Myla Stone & Co. if you want to print and bind it through your own printer. I will notify everyone on here and by email when print copies are available again.