He likes cooking. She likes eating. She's a Mac. He's a PC. She watches Bachelor. He watches The Walking Dead. He does the dishes. She does the laundry. She was homeschooled. He was not. She's a product of the 80's. So is he. Their style is mid-century modern mixed with IKEA and handcrafted Amish. They love God. They love each other. They love Simon and Betsy. They are blessed.

Simon's ABC Shutterfly Book

I have wanted to do this for a while and had the book made on another site that offers board book pages, but was waiting and waiting for a good deal and when it never came I decided to make it on Shutterfly, where I had a free 8x8 book so I only had to pay shipping, about $8!!!

It was super easy to make it since Shutterfly already has a super cute ABC template. I only had to change some text, add my photos, and make a few other minor tweaks. In the end it is a lot cuter than the book I had made on the other site. Also, I was concerned about the thickness of the pages and thought I might only let Simon look at the book supervised but I feel very comfortable letting him look at it by himself. I guess that will change if he ever decides that ripping up books is fun.

I went through my archives of photos and was able to find photos to go with all the letters of the alphabet. I like that as he gets older we can identify the picture word and the graphic word, like A is for angel, but there is an armadillo graphic, B is for bath, but there is also a bee graphic.

Cover: Alt text

Intro page (I built this page from scratch): Alt text

A-B: Alt text

C-D: Alt text

E-F: Alt text

G-H: Alt text

I-J-K: Alt text

L-M-N: Alt text

O-P-Q: Alt text

R-S-T: Alt text

U-V-W: Alt text

X-Y-Z: Alt text

That’s it!

posted March 2, 2015

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