Monday, October 19, 2009

Memories Captured.

***Update***
I used this site to create my first book. This site is SO SIMPLE because all you do is upload your site to theirs, choose which ones you want in your book (I used all of 2008) and then they do the rest. It is so, so easy and they have it finished and in your hands in less than 2 weeks. However, there are lots of other sites, like Blurb.com where you can completely customize and have total control over every single part of the book (placement of pictures, font, etc.), but it is much more time consuming and a little more difficult. I plan on doing that with future books simply because I'll have more time, but I just wanted to get 2008 printed and documented ASAP so I can focus on 2009. The site I used for this book prints it out exactly like your blogs are - pictures in the same place and everything. It's great, the quality is awesome, and I was so happy with the results. I 100% recommend it.***

Blogging is not only a wonderful creative outlet for me, but also a way for me to document my feelings and my life. I often fear the crash of Blogger or the WWW, and my written memories being erased forever. How would I ever remember all of those things I felt, or all of the things we did?

So.

In attempts to keep my blogs in my possession forever, I had my blog turned into a book! In this edition of The Glamorous Life a Housewife, it captures all of 2008. In January, once the end of the year festivities are over and blogged about, I am going to turn 2009 into a book as well. I will continue to print them off in book form for as long as I continue to blog.

For the cover, I used my old header, since that was what was on my blog in 2008.

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For the back cover, I used our Christmas card picture, since the ending was December!

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I love it!! It was super easy to do and the quality is awesome. I love that my kids will always have these books and see what their Momma was up to before they were even born. So neat.

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I was thrilled to receive this in mail! It was so fun rereading all of my past posts and I have to admit, some things I didn't even remember!! It's crazy how much we can forget in such a short time. That, my friends, is why blogging is fantastical.

41 comments:

  1. Ok..I must know how you made this book! I'm right there with you with wanting to remember every post and what I was doing and this is a wonderful idea!

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  2. That is awesome, how did you do that?!?

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  3. Could you please share how this was done; thanks.

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  4. I'm new to your blog, but that is a fantastic idea. I found a place that does the same thing, but don't think I've been blogging enough. That turned out great!

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  5. This really cool! How did you do it?

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  6. What a great idea! I've often feared the same thing, but wow, that just fixes it all! How did you do that?

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  7. I, too, would LOVE to hear how you did this! I think it's an incredible idea!!

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  8. You must tell us more on how to do this...it looks phenomenal! Help us!

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  9. I love it, what a great idea!!

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  10. This is a great idea!! Where did you print the book from?

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  11. I too would like to know which company you used for this... can you please do a follow-up post? Thanks!

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  12. what a great idea! now you need to share with eberyone how to do it :)

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  13. Whitney - please tell me how you did this! I've been wanting to do the same thing but not quite sure how! (o:

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  14. I saw the same thing advertised somewhere on Blogger but haven't seen it again. I love this idea and plan to do it also after a year. Did it turn out like a book? Quality? We need details please! Thanks!

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  15. When I came back to the US, my parents made a print version of the blog I kept while I was in Europe, and it is awesome! I love it, and it will definitely be something I always keep and show people for years and years to come!

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  16. I have seen this done before and think its such a great idea! Its a good gift idea for Christmas, I need to pass this along to my hubs! :-)

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  17. That's neat! How did you do that?

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  18. What company did you use???

    My blog is all about adopting my daughter and I would love to have it printed out for her to always know how much we loved her before she was even here!

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  19. I LOVE it! My SIL has been wanting to do this. I figured I would let her do it first to see how it turned out. :)
    What site did you use?

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  20. Okay, now you have to tell how you did it, because now I want to copy! ;)

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  21. Yes, please share how you did it!!

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  22. What a great idea. What website did you use to make the book?

    ~Kathryn

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  23. that is so neat!!! I've been wanting to do that with the emails and Xanga site (old school!) stuff from when Andy and I met! You've inspired! Maybe the first of the year is a good project start for me too! What company did you use?

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  24. How did you do this?!?!? I need to know! I need one! I need one! I want one! I want one!

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  25. Thanks for sharing. I tried blurb, but unfortunately, there were too many pictures in 2008 for that (strange). So, I'll have to try your recommendation. I just want it printed. =)

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  26. Your next post has to be how you did this, because I have that same fear of losing everything I have blogged about. I love this idea and REALLY want to do this!!! Please share how you did this or what company you used for it.

    Thank you and thanks for sharing =)

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing! I will be doing mine ASAP!

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  28. I've been wanting to do that forever! Thanks for the site!

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  29. Well if I make it a whole year I know what I am doing to celebrate!! Such a great idea.

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  30. Thanks for posting this, I have been trying to figure out how to get my blog onto a book. I try google and my goodness, there are thousands of finds... none to my liking!

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  31. very cool, I am going to check this out. =)

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  32. Sooo glad you updated with how you did this! I want one!!!!

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  33. I've been wanting to do that with my blog for quite a while now. Did you use Blurb, or another place?

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  34. wow! that's awesome! i'm so glad you put it in print because you're really talented at writing.

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  35. I used Blurb and loved it. It was easy and the book turned out great. Friends and family are always paging through my book when they are visiting.
    I did 15 months to start and now I will add a book each year.
    On my blog there is a sample of 12 pages of my blurb book. Blurb gives the button to add to your site when you order your book.
    Loved the editing-making some photos smaller and some larger.
    Wonderful keepsake.

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  36. Oh this was so my idea first! I thought a long time ago that I should start a business printing peoples blogs for them. You snooze, you lose I guess :)

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