Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Have you ever used www.shutterfly.com If you are related to me you have probably received some type of gift from www.shutterfly.com from me :)

I am heavily obsessed with there 8x8 photo books that, in my opinion, make the perfect gift.  I love them and plan on turning my WHOLE old blog (you know, the one where I used to post pictures) into several of these gorgeous books.  I am totally one of those people that believes that  anything is better if my child's face is on it.

I also made 3 of these books for Sabrina when she left.  I made them about a month before she left.  They were filled with pictures spanning our 16 months together - and, to be honest, making them was one of the hardest things I had done and was a HUGE part of my grieving process.  But, I was SO glad that I did it when I was packing all of her stuff and I tucked those books in with it all I felt like I had sent as much of us with her as I possibly could have.  

Now it is time to start working on my CHRISTmas cards and I keep picturing our card from last year and thinking about those two little faces that won't be on it this year and the one (hopefully two!) that will be on it this year.  

 www.shutterfly.com also has a special promotion going on for bloggers.  They are offering 50 FREE CHRISTmas cards to bloggers who blog about this give-a-way!  You can find out more about it at http://blog.shutterfly.com/5358/holiday2010-blog-submission-form/

As I was looking through their CHRISTmas card collection I saw this one and fell in love:

You can check out their design selection yourself at 

While I am hunting around their site I may also have to take a look at their Birthday Invites that you can see at http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/party-cards-stationery.  I have a little one who is turning 2 in 17 days and another little one I am waiting to call MINE is turning 2 years old tomorrow.  Happy Birthday sweet Joseph, we are working hard to get you home!

Also, if anyone count tell me how to get my kids to pose this nicely in a photo with me and my hubby while using a self timer it would be greatly appreciate it :)



Glenda said...

To get my kids to smile, I bribe them with the play area at McDonalds (but only if they all smile and say "ice cream")

FootPrints said...

i threaten my kids and it doesn't work. ha ha. i am gonna attempt to take out christmas photo tomorrow and plan on canceling christmas if it doesnt go well.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. I will absolutely visit the site, I love photo albums and seems perfect for the children's life books.

I also want to thank you for sharing your book, "Crazy Love"...I bought it and it has truly blessed my life and influenced recent decisions that I have made. Thank you so much. I also plan on buying several more copies and giving them out as Christmas presents.

mamamargie said...

Great info! But sorry, don't know how to get the kids to sit still and smile for the camera. Still working on that myself. :)

Heather said...

those kids do it because they get paid A Lot...try that