Every year I make a 12x12 Shutterfly book which follows along our previous year. (This is not a Shutterfly sponsored post, I'm just sharing this with you because I love these books!)
It takes me forever to finish the 90 or so pages. It's so hard to pick the best photos of the year, especially the ones of my kiddos since I always think they are all great and I cramp as much stuff into it as I can which isn't the best way to go from a design stand point.
So far I have chronicled 4 years with like this and I love having them as coffee table books.
I'm not a crafty crafter which means that I'm not at all into scrap booking. This is why I'd much rather sit in front of a computer to make the books and I love their neat and clean look.
It's hard to take good photos of the book covers since they have a sheen on them.
I tried my best.
|photo credits: Florian Schüppel|
|again photos of my hometown by Florian Schüppel|
They are not at all like the oversized, heavy photo albums that we had when I was growing up. Nobody really ever looked at them. But these books do get used! My kids love them and actually sometimes grab the books to page through them or to look at them with friends.
What do you think? They are a nice way to chronicle a year, right? And well worth all the time that I put into them.
So beside this I started to work on my polka dots for the bathroom and I was in no way prepared for how long it would take me to figure out the silhouette cameo. OMG!
I finally had a dot size that I liked and figured out a spacing with my pathetic math skills, only to find out I didn't like the spacing on the actual wall. So I ripped them all off again which ruined some of the dots, so I have to cut lots more.
Sorry nothing to share with that project yet.
I'm not even sure if I like the dots at all anymore. They might take away form my mirror. A thin pin stripe might look much better. Can you tell that I like changing my mind? Haha!
The countertops are in. YAY! I was as excited as a kid at Christmas. And they are beautiful (you might have seen a little glimpse on Instagram). Little Lilly said that they looked like fairy dust and they actually kind of do. I have her princess approval.
But I can't share that with you yet either because the backsplash and molding still needs to get done as well and who knows how long that'll take me. Maybe I'll give a sneak peek on Friday because I'm going to pick some more tile options besides the marble subway tile today.
I'm making progress though.
Talk to you all on Friday fellow webbers and bloggers und guten Tag.