7.18.2010

print: it smells so good!

We have safely returned to Little Rock from our St. Louis adventures. I will be posting about the trip soon but wanted to share with you this delicious-smelling packet of paper that was waiting on my doorstep!

Please excuse my appearance. We had spent seven RAINY hours in the car today with a 2 year old. The last hour was something like this: "Mommy hold you. Daddy hold you. Sit lap Mommy. Take buckle off Mommy. Go playgrownd. Go libwawy. CHOCOLATE!!! Mommy hold you. MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLKKKKKKKK." When we finally got home and got out, we were exhausted. He, however, was just getting started.

Anyway, the point of this post is: I had part of my blog printed in book form for (no other reason but) my own personal enjoyment. I started with the year 2009. It is my intention to print every year, but I haven't gotten that far yet. I printed through blurb.com and it wound up being around $50. I'm pretty happy with the whole thing - though it took me FOREVER to get it the way I wanted it. The blurb software imports all the blog posts and images you specify and then you edit it to the layouts of your liking. The importing? Easy peasy. Creating layouts I was happy with/editing it to make sense/changing the type on every single post? Not as easy. TIME CONSUMING. But, I think, worth it to for this fine addition to my bookshelf. (Modest!)


11 comments:

~Savannah B said...

Oooooh!! I have been wanting to do that for a vurry long time. My first blog was on Xanga, and blurb doesn't slurp from there. (I sound like an alien: xanga.blurb.slurp)

So cool, sista!

Aubrey said...

I love it! There is something so satisfying about holding a record of year of your family's life in your hands.

I have books from 2007 and 2008, but I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't finished 2009 yet. As you said, it is TIME CONSUMING. But perhaps you have inspired me to get off my arse and get to it. :)

Jennifer said...

I love it! I can't wait to see it in person.

Angela said...

that is such a good idea! (also, I'm loving your short hair)

s a r a h said...

hehehe ... I've been working on the same thing this summer! It is taking me much longer than I anticipated.

So cool! Great memories.

Stacia said...

So neat! I sure wish I had the time to do that for Jacob!

m-m-m-melissa said...

i think you look just precious in that picture. PRECIOUS. maybe nater boots being a crazy cabin-fever baby is actually really flattering for you? :) xo

Richmond Rookie said...

That is so great...there is nothing like the real thing. Yummy print. Have I mentioned your hair is a-DOR-able?

{lauryl} said...

That is awesome! I've been planning to do the same thing for a long time, but just haven't gotten around to it due to the whole time-consuming part. You have inspired me. I will do it. SOON!

Ashley said...

i love it! i tried to do a blurb book for our wedding and i got sooo frustrated wit trying to format it. i finally just made my own pages and saved them as jpegs so that i could insert them as pictures and even that didn't work because of the bleed lines or some shit like that. i gave up!

Chandle said...

What a great idea. I am totally doing that.