Thursday, August 29, 2013

2012 Instagram Book

Ok, so I'm kind of bragging a little bit!  I got something done!  I'm sharing these small victories with you because there are innumerable things in my life that are unfinished.  I would list them for you but then my own indecision and inability to finish tasks would start to bother me, and I don't want to get myself in a bad mood.  So let's just concentrate on this instagram book, shall we?

This cover was not my first draft.  I actually had something better and had my whole book saved online.  It's the only time shutterfly has done me wrong.  I had the inside of the book done and then spend an hour one afternoon formatting the cover pages.  When I came back to it a couple of weeks later to order it, it said there was an error and my cover page was gone.  Ugh.  I hate stuff like that, but it's the only time it's ever happened so I can't complain too much.  As a result, I just did something really quick and easy.  I couldn't even remember what I had done before.  The important thing now is that it's done, right?

Any who... it's all good, because the important stuff is in the middle.  

These snapshots of our every day moments.  This particular page on the left highlights when Nathan was accidentally hit in the head with a metal bat while Samuel was playing in a game.  I was supposed to be watching him... it was a bad motherhood moment.  A case of being in the wrong place at the right time.  Some kids were just messing around in another field and the next thing I know, Nathan was running toward me looking like a crime scene.  I was so grateful it wasn't worse.  And that God protected his little brain.  And then, life went on, and there was Rebecca and Justin's wedding and baseball trophies and paint colors and wood floors and zoo trips and carpet going in.  I might have forgotten some of these things, but I love looking at these tiny square pictures and remembering the every day moments.

The kids love it too.

I find them looking at it all the time.

And this is the back page.  Here's to hoping I get around to doing a 2013 book... 

You can follow me on instagram at packofwolfes.  

I posted about my other instagram book here.

One more thing:
Something that shutterfly added that was soooo convenient is they have a way to upload pictures directly from your instagram account.  So I didn't even have to plug in my phone and figure out how to separate my regular pics from my instagram pics.  It made it so much faster!  Walgreens does the same thing if you want to print out an instagram.  I've done it when I'm running around town, and I order a pic and it's done in 10 minutes.  I can throw a cute pic in a card for a friend and be done with it so fast.  Love that!


Karli said...

I love this idea Sarah!

Melissa said...

I love that you not only instagram but you make a book out of it. You have taken it to the next level. Now that I've joined the world of People with Cameras on their Phones I might have to do something like this.

Jen said...

i love it! i don't want to spend hours anymore on scrapbooking and this is a great and super cute way to share your photos!!

Krista Sanders said...

So good to know-- even though I am a little late getting on the Instagram band wagon! Love that Walgreens is doing something convenient!!

nikko said...

What a great idea! Love it!