A New Beginning

Hey everyone! I wanted to stop in and let you know that I'm officially moving over to my new blog! If you're visiting here and need to contact me for any reason (questions about absolutely ANYTHING wedding related) you can always e-mail me here. Thanks for checking out my blog and making me feel loved! 

One Last Thing...

I wanted to drop by and share one last thing with you before I move on over to my new blog for good.

I knew all along that I wanted to purchase photobooks for our parents as a wedding gift since before the wedding even took place. My husbands brother got married in December of 2009 and they made his mother a photobook with pictures from their wedding, so I knew it would be perfect to thave one made of our wedding for her as well.

I looked for weeks and weeks trying to find the perfect place to make the books and I couldn't decide on anywhere. I created a book on Mixbook and LOVED it but then ran into some bad reviews of the company and was too scared to order form them. I was more than happy with how the book turned out, but this was very important and I HAD to have high quality books. Here's the book I created with them
(it cuts off some pages and because some of the layouts are 2 page spreads it looks funky, but you can get a good idea):

Then I seen a post over the The Nest about a site called Groupon and for this particular day they were offereing $100 worth of prodcuts from Picaboo for $25. I had heard great things about Picaboo, so I bought the certificate and started making another book. My goal was to replicate the book I made with Mixbook but after I got started, I just kind of went with it. I ordered them on a Tuesday evening and they arrived the same week on Friday. I was pleased with the quick shipping and even more pleased with the quality of the book itself. I think they turned out great; still not exactly what I wanted, but everyone was happy with them. The biggest drawback, in my opinion, of Picaboo's site, was that the Classic Custom (the particular style of book that I ordered) didn't come in any size other than 11.5" x 8" (the book is in Landscape format, not Portrait, which caught me by surpise). I'm a scrapbooker, so I'm more partial to the 12" x 12" size, but that wouldn't be enough to make me stop purchasing from Picaboo.

You can visit here to see the book we created with Picaboo!

I've ordered a book or so from Shutterfly before and was going to get our parents' books there but they just don't have the freedom to do what I wanted to do with layouts. I'm still a HUGE fan of Shutterfly and will still order books from them, I'm sure, but they couldn't do what I wanted them to for these photobooks.

I haven't taken any pictures of the actual book to show you, but I'll will soon and I'll post them here.