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One thing that I've learned about being an adult is that there are a lot of things that I took for granted my mom doing for me. She kept things clean that I didn't even know needed to actually be cleaned. She kept, not just her own schedule, but every one's schedule. In her head. The schools, mine, my sister's, my brother's, Dennis', and every single activity that we all did in school. Crazy. She could always manage to get us all ready for a road trip before the last second. I can't even get Simeon and I organized before a trip.
One of those things would be actually printing photos to hang around the house and making photo albums. As can be seen when walking into my apartment, it isn't something that I have fully mastered yet. We have frames hanging on the wall that still have stock photos in them. I haven't even gotten my wedding photos onto Facebook, let alone all printed and into a nice scrapbook.
But that is where Shutterfly steps in! Where I might be failing in the Facebook and scrapbook department, I've been pretty good at using Shutterfly to make cute mugs and, gasp!, photo books!
One thing that I love about the
is how easy it is to pick one theme and decorate. With a traditional scrapbook, it can be easy to go off in a million different directions throughout the book without having a cohesive theme. This way, all the design elements are the same within one interface and not scattered around my home.
I have always wanted to scrapbook, but one of the reasons that I haven't gotten into it is that all the elements that go into making a scrapbook can be sooo expensive. You have to buy the stickers, the papers, print the photos, get the right scissors and glue. With all of those things in mind, a nice clean design that gets printed and sent to your door no longer seems as expensive as you originally think it will be.
Not only do I not have to purchase all of these things to complete my scrapbook, but I also don't have to make space to store these items in between the times that I could work on this scrapbook. Simeon and I are college kids on a college budget in a college town. Our apartment is tiny. Like, our apartment completely fits in my parents living room tiny. We already practically trip over everything in our home, if I had totes of scrap booking items, we would loose even more room.
Not only is storage an issue, but while in the process of completing a scrapbook, it also creates a large mess and has to be left out to dry, or just plain to work on. Once again, Simeon and I would loose more space that we just don't have to loose.
interface, everything is simply stored online. So all I need is my laptop to work on a project that I could finish in a night, or spend the time to design over a month. No mess, No fuss. Just getting it done.
Want to try it out for yourself? Shutterfly is offering a code for 40% off the entire site as well as a free 8x11 calendar for the next year!!
And if I haven't convinced you that Shutterfly Photobooks are better than Scrapbooks, Shutterfly can still print your photos for you as well! Just with joining, you are able to receive
This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own.