Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I'm laying it out there...

Laying it out that you all can help hold me accountable!

You hear me talk (all the time) about how I make updating this blog so important, because it is our family scrapbook. Where I document all of our family memories with pictures and journaling. AND how I plan to print a blog book each year of all my posts, so that we will have an actual scrapbook to hold in our hands. I started my blog in April of 2008, and at the end of 2008, I started working on our blog book for all of my 2008 posts and pictures. I "slurped" all into a book at Blurb. Well, I didn't really know what I was doing at the time, and it was all a little overwhelming to me! Plus I'm way too much of a perfectionist when it comes to things like this.'s November 2009!
Almost another year of posting has gone by, and I still haven't printed my 2008 book! Eek!

Here what my book looks like the designing stages of the software:

So, I got just the {push} I needed the other day to FINISH the stinkin' 2008 book and get it printed before the end of the year! An email from Blurb with THIS OFFER! 20% off a book AND free shipping!! If you're interested in making a blog book, I think anyone can use this offer and code. You just have to create an account, download the slurping software (Booksmart), and get started! Don't be a slacker like me though, and take a whole year to print your book :)

Here is a sample of one of the blog books a Blurb user has made....

You can flip through the book HERE

It's easy to see I'm sooo excited about WHY is it taking me forever and a day to get it finished and printed?!?! Not sure, but that's why I'm telling you, my friends! The above offer is good through November 24th, so that is my deadline! I hope to be able to share pictures of my finished book with you sometime in December!

Wish me luck! Happy book-making to you, if you decide to give it a whirl!


  1. oh man, I started working on my 2008 book a long time ago and then haven't gone back...I got this email to, and now your post has inspired me to try to get it done by the end of the month...oh my! I THINK I can, but really??? Oh my. Good luck to you! I LOVE having these books!

  2. Very cool and I can see how it would be time consuming! Good luck finishing it.

  3. You can do it, Amanda!! Wish we were closer...we could get together and have blurb work sessions :)

  4. You can do it Laura! I can't wait to see pics when you are done. Thanks for the info about blurb-I plan on making a book (eventually, probably not by the deadline)so it is good to have an idea of where to go to do it. So glad to see how busy you have been with your photography too-how great!

  5. Hey, at least you're only behind one year. You know from reading my site that I'm still hoping to get my scrapbook done ... from 2005!!! :)

  6. I have been meaning to do the exact same thing... thanks so much for the code!!!


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