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.


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