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A Little Book Goes A Long Way

February 15, 2017

In my mind, every year is a year for the books. Whether it is the best year of our lives or we’ve been to hell and back, each year is one of growing, shaping and celebration. After all, we aren’t promised tomorrow. Every day we have here counts. With that in mind, Ian and I have always done yearly photo books. We love to take pictures. We are so grateful we enjoy documenting things all the time because it is so great to look back and remember seasons and specific memories we shared with each other.

In the past it has taken us days to sort through and edit photo books just the way we want them, but I was so excited when Shutterfly reached out to us to try their new Make My Book Service. For an additional $9.99, Shutterfly will edit and compile your book for you. I chose the theme and color scheme I wanted and uploaded all my pics (I think there were over 400). There team then sifts through all the images and places them perfectly in the book for you. It only took 24 hours for them to send me the book proof they had compiled for me. I only made a few finishing touches and re-arranged a few pages by date. But overall it saved me SO MUCH time. If you are someone like me who loves to get images printed and books made or you have been putting it off because you know how long it’s going to take you to put a book together, I really recommend giving Make My Book service a try.

It was so fun to look at the book with Cove and point out how tiny he was and all the places and things we did last year. It will definitely be something we continue to do in the future.


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  • Reply Sara February 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Love it! I want to do yearly photo books, too, and have totally been putting it off.

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      This new service will save you so much time:) Let me know what you think!

  • Reply Amanda February 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Beautiful book and photos of you with your little guy 🙂

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Amanda!

  • Reply Melanie February 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I love this! Will need to check it out. You have a beautiful family.

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Melanie:)

  • Reply Christianne February 16, 2017 at 5:33 am

    This is so pretty, I have been wanting to try shutterfly.

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      You will love it! Thanks!

  • Reply Emily Soto February 16, 2017 at 8:56 am

    This is so awesome and what a treasured keepsake! I need to make one!

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Definitely! Thanks, Emily!

  • Reply Jenna February 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

    This is such a great idea and would be the perfect keepsake for when you have a baby and don’t have time to do things like put a photo book together. Thanks for sharing about this!

    Cheers, J

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Yes! saves so much time:) Thank you!

  • Reply toby February 16, 2017 at 10:25 am

    i love shutterfly! i created already photobooks with them and i love it. great blog, come check out mine http://www.poshandspicy.com xx toby

  • Reply Kristin February 16, 2017 at 11:17 am

    These photos are GORGEOUS! I had no idea Shutterfly would create a book for you–brilliant! I’m always one to not create books because they take so long but $10 is totally worth it for someone else to do the leg work 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!


    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Yes! I am right there with you! Time is money and that 10 dollars is so worth it!

  • Reply Debbie Savage February 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    This is such an amazing idea for my family! The photos looks so stunning! Thanks!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much, Debbie!

  • Reply Kristie February 16, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    What an adorable little family! I love this idea of doing a photo book for each year. I love Shutterfly, so may have to check this out!


    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks so much! I hope you like the Make My Book Service.

  • Reply Belle February 16, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Such adorable photos and I love how your photo book turned out!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Reply Cassandra February 16, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve been doing photo books for years and this sounds like it is a huge time saver. The most tedious part of making them is organizing them.

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