August 22, 2011


I'm beyond elated to share the fact that I just placed an order, minutes ago, for an ABC book made with pictures (and most of my own wording) of Lovie! And all for the cost of shipping and handling ($8) since Shutterfly* is offering a FREE 8x8 photo book (per an email I received) until Wednesday (thank you sweet daughter of mine for waking up late and taking a 4 hour nap yesterday so I could get this done for you), August 24th.

I have yet to make a book of her first year, but at least this is a small step toward that.

Back Cover
Pages 0 & 1
Pages 2 & 3
Pages 4 & 5
Pages 6 & 7
Pages 8 & 9

Pages 10 & 11
Pages 12 & 13
Pages 14 & 15

Pages 16 & 17
Pages 18 & 19
Pages 20 & inside of back cover
In case you're wondering, here's what her ABC's stand for:
A is for Adorable
B is for Baby and Bear
C is for Cake (and cute and cuddly)
D is for Dada
E is for Eagle and Eat
F is for Family and cute little Feet
G is for Gorgeous Girl
H is for Hat
I is for Ice Cream
J is for Jeans
K is for Kisses
L is for Laughing and Lots and Lots of Love
M is for Mama and Me
N is for Napping
O is for Oma
P is for Pizza
Q is for Quack
R is for Reading
S is for Secret name ;)
T is for Tree
U is for Us
V is for Very excited
W is for Water
X is for XOXO
Y is for Yawn
Z is for Zoo

The layout was all set up already with the letters and photo spots, I just plugged in photos (but, because I'm an anal control freak when it comes to this shit and have to be as perfect as possible {virgo}, I changed a lot of the wording and some layouts and even some of the art work). It really was super easy- the hardest part was finding the right photos!

I placed the order today and it's expected to arrive within 2 weeks(ish). I cannot wait to see the in hand results! And, more importantly, I cannot wait to see Lovie's reaction when she sees this book of her!

*Shutterfly does not know I've written this entry and pimped them out this way. They are in no way compensating me (though it would be rad if they did). All opinions and images are mine and all mine, tyvm.

So... what do you think?? How does it look on screen?!?


  1. That is totally awesome!

    I did Ada's first year book (in 3 volumes) through them. Nice quality, especially for the price!

  2. Okay, I am seriously loving this idea.

    I am actually working on an ABC post (ABCs of Me) for another link-up. Do you mind if I link your page (with complete credit, of course!)? I think my readers would LOVE to see your beautiful idea.

  3. OMG that is an awesome idea! And you did a great job!!!

  4. That is just adorable! Love it.

  5. Great idea- I love it! Too cute- think I am going to have to make one of those myself :)


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