2016 Adventure Book

Each year, I make a family album (you can see previous posts here, here, and here). I feel like I may be being made fun of in that Chatbooks video about *those moms* who actually have time to make a yearly album. I’m so glad to know there are simple options out there for preserving […]

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Our 2014 Family Album and Some Tips

I finally ordered our 2014 family photo book (or chapter 5 of Our Adventure Book). In the past, I’ve used Apple, Shutterfly, and Artifact Uprising. This year, after reading this post from Ashely, I went with Blurb. I’m so glad I did. I’ve shared before about why and how I make yearly family albums. In […]

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Sewing as a Way to Teach Healthy Body Image

This is the first post in a Thursday series about how my mom encouraged her daughters to have healthy body image. Read the first post here.  Instead of wandering the aisles of department stores and fighting over appropriateness, my mom, sister and I wandered the aisles of Hancock Fabrics and spent many days at the Bernina sewing. […]

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Yearly Family Albums: How?

Yesterday I uncovered the purposes behind our yearly photo books. Today I’ll share some tips and thoughts I’ve had along the way. 1. Services My first book was through iPhoto because I didn’t know what other services were out there. Then I discovered Shutterfly. I was happy with Shutterfly (especially their 50% deals and free […]

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Yearly Family Albums: The Purpose

One warm July evening, Jon gave me a photo album that said, “Our Adventure Book” (like in the movie Up, which is one of our favorites). He said, “I was thinking we could fill this together” before getting down on one knee and asking me to marry him. A perfect proposal (much better than someone’s suggestions that […]

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