Sunday, March 17, 2013

the one where I don’t embarrass my husband again

 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day y’all!

(That is what happens when you have an Irish grandmother and a mother born in Texas.  Holla!)

 

I figured I’d jump in and talk about saving you some GREEN!

 

I nearly fainted, when I opened an email from Shutterfly asking if we’d want to join their Shutterfly Yearbooks campaign this year.

Y’all remembered last time they tempted fate and I pulled out my husband’s yearbooks, right?  And posted that really awesomesauce picture of him in hot pants basketball shorts that very nearly revealed his manly bits.  I could be really mean and post that picture here again – especially since I owe the dude some retaliation for his Urgent Care Toe Yoga ninja picture that he hacked my blog with recently.

 

But Shutterfly forgave the hot pants picture and invited us to try out their yearbook for free – as well as offer one of you guys one too!

 

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I would never do a sponsored post unless I believed in the product and Shutterfly has been my go-to for years.  But in this case, Shutterfly really hits the nail on the head:

Make it a school year to remember.  Shutterfly Yearbooks are the easiest way to preserve school memories.

 

Emphasis on EASY.

 

Shutterfly accounts are ideal to share in secure groups – perfect for parents to add photos of school events because an “official school photographer” isn’t always around for those moments.  (You know, when you’re chaperoning the group of crazy boys at the zoo and catch that shot of all four of them picking their noses at the otter exhibit?  Yeah)

 

You know how I usually like to kind of put our own Miracle spin on stuff? Yeah, I’m sure you guys remember the Christmas Card Debacle of 2012, right?

 

flourished vintage wishes holiday card

 

 

I could totally picture this working for our little school.  So I substituted a few of our wee family members for some students to show you the kinds of easy pages they have to just “fill in the blanks”.  Waaay easier than scrapbooking and this way all the families can enjoy it.

 

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letter

 

field trip

 

yearbook

 

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So here’s my twist on it… I think homeschoolers can get slighted when it comes to yearbooks.  This would also be an ultimate way to capture your homeschooling adventure each year.  Come on, it would rock, right?

 

Shutterfly has included Yearbook Shortcuts & Ideas (good stuff, it explains how you can tailor each yearbook to each class), and you can order them here.

 

Now for the giveaway deets!  Winner takes home their own 20 page 8x8 photobook!  You’ve already captured the memories.  They’re sitting in your computer lonely waiting to be shared.  Shutterfly can even dump them all into pages for you once you’ve uploaded them… then you can mix them around how you like.

Just to be clear… you can pick any 8x8 photobook – it doesn’t have to be a yearbook style (hint hint… all you friends with new babies!)

 

No going to the craft store and buying eleventy hundred cute embellishments that will make a 10” thick scrapbook that those eleventy hundred embellishments will ultimately fall out of.  (Hardy scrapbookers of the world, I salute you!) Seriously, y’all remember what happened to me when I took my kid to Michaels, right?  Craft paint purgatory.

 

So do yourself a favor and get yourself in the mix to win one of these books.  Prize includes shipping!

Giveaway closes March 21st.

 

 

Oh… and I totally changed my mind.

 

Look at the cute guy with the knee injury  ;)

 

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21 comments:

Tamar SB said...

I love shutterfly! I usually make apple books, but right now I like shutterfly b/c they have formats for instagram pics!

Allenspark Lodge said...

So not only did you post a link to the previous blog using the picture, you went ahead and re-posted the picture.

No wonder I like you.

Bill

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, my sentiments exactly.. you found a way to post a picture of your high school darling again! luv u Gus

Angelwithatwist said...

BWAHAHAHAH how can I defend you when you keep egging him on?? Seriously. Right now my yearbook would be a baby book for my grandson lol..

Rachel said...

Hi Angel - it doesn't have to be a yearbook... just any of their 8x8 books. And a baby book would be AWESOME for little Brody!

Floortime Lite Mama said...

love love love it
your picture projects are so much fun
Loved the halloween one and the school - well I liked them all
Mr Daddy looks so adorable - you can just see his lovely spirit even then

sara said...

I always use shutterfly!

vwestermeyer said...

I adore Shutterfly!!! I have a shelf of books for each trip we've taken (much to the kids embarrassment sometimes).

My favorite teacher was Mrs.Rison in the 5th grade! She treated us like "big" kids but still read aloud to us each Friday afternoon!

Foursons said...

Cute idea! I probably won't make a yearbook but I'd love another kind of book.

Bethany said...

This one is easy... My mom taught me all the way through my school years. Although Papaw pitched in and taught English and Mamaw taught piano, music and reading. Eek! Tell me I don't have to choose!

So laughing at the picture, Mr. D.

Danelle M said...

I have had the unpleasant experience of making an elementary school yearbook from scratch. This is so awesome, and definitely what I will do if I'm ever crazy enough to volunteer for THAT job again! Thank you! :)

Angie Vik said...

Shutterfly is my favorite place to make albums. I've got a senior graduating so I'd better get on the ball and work on her scrapbooks.

Emmy said...

I don't know if I really had a favorite teacher-- mostly liked them all and not one really stands out.

Sarah Anderson said...

My fav teacher was my math teacher! (I hate math) However, Mr. Richardson made it fun and challenged me in ways that kept my interest.

Tiffany Bleger said...

Dude! You keep getting your comments hacked by the happy male pill people! What are they trying to say to you?!?!?!

*snort*

I would love a photo book. I could easily spend all of my husband's commission checks at shutterfly.

sharon said...

Favorite teacher? Oh, so many. Right now, I'll just say it is my kids' drama teachers at our homeschool co-op. I love how they love the kids and their passion for drama and the unbelievably horrendous number of extra hours they are willing to put into creating a drama dept where kids feel safe and brave.

The Lady Wolf said...

My favorite school teacher? It's mrs. Doughten ! She retired few years ago but I could never forget how kind she was. I felt like I could talk to her about anything, even embarrassing stuff. :-)

Brandi said...

Oooh, you gots you some weiiiiiiiiird anon comments. LOL. Love Shutterfly. I need to make a photobook of our last Disney vacay, so pick me! ;)

Leiah said...

My favorite teacher was my journalism teacher in high school - Mrs. Fuller. Hoping to see her at my 30 year reunion in July. Wait...30 years?

GunDiva said...

Favorite school teacher? Ms. Lyon, my sign language teacher. :)

AKg said...

My favorite teacher was my 5th grade teacher, Mr Gochnor. He taught us how to play chess, bribed the class to retain info for daily pop quizes by giving us sports trading cards for correct answers, taught us math by playing golf in the field between the elementry and middle schools and by far was one of the most memorable and influential teachers I ever had. Next runner up would be Mrs. Jacoby who worked hard to break through my 'rebel' side to see my true potential as a student but also as a young adult.