Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A good mail day

So today was an amazing mail day. Over the past 2-3 weeks I ordered a few things and almost ALL of them came in today!!!

First off we have the hillary weeks songbook and CD. Singing that song and watching my cousin's wife play the music inspired me to pick up piano again. Jase begs me to play all the time, and I just don't like to because I can't just sit down and play anything anymore, but I am determined to master every song in this book before summer! Jase said he'd only buy it for me if I played 2 songs every Sunday out of it. Easy!Next we have our first shipment from the cool book club I joined for the kids. I LOVE OLIVIA! Yes, the name, but I LOVE LOVE the books. And the giving tree...I freaking always cry when I watch it, so I make the kids go pick something up while I recompose myself before we finish the book. I bought a few copies of this book for gifts for kid's birthdays. I kinda get tired of all the stinkin toys the kids get for CHristmas and birthdays, so I've decided to hopefully start a trend of giving puzzles and books. I know I know, it won't put me on the cool list with kids, but years down the road when they are geniuses, they'll thank me. Then my Blurb book came! Not as cute as Holly's, I know, and there were a few things I would have done differently, but I LOVE IT! It's sooo fun! It's the funnest journal I"ve ever had! Here are a few of the pages.

And the back of the book:
And the front of the book:
And the other two things I got in the mail will be shown in a later post! Just to work up your annticipation a bit.

16 comments:

Breea said...

ADORABLE! i cant wait to make mine! Kris your amazing. your my idol. i know you cant see me right now, but im bowing down to you right now.

Holly said...

Oh come on....don't keep us hanging like that. Seriously, that's rude! Um, and your book is WAY adorable! How'd you get all those cool backgrounds? I'm totally digging that! What size did you do? Do you like the size? I did a little 7x7, but am thinking about doing bigger next time!

Kristal said...

Mine is the 8x10, and I still wish I would have gotten it bigger. BUt the thing that makes me mad is how little my text is! I didn't realize it wouldn't resize to fit the page!!!! Lesson learned for next years book. Um, and I like yours w/o the background...again lesson learned. On a few of the pages I really like the background, but on a lot it's too distracting. Anyway, I still love it! It's a lot better than my previous 2 years of printing it myself and putting it in a binder...ha!

Kristal said...

Oh, and beeba! You're my idol! I'm soo excited for next week for us to bond at the happiest place on earth...and then for us to both come back home and blog like crazy about the best weekend of our lives!!! ( I already know it will be)

Vonda said...

I love your book too. Im glad mine is taking so long so that I can glean from others. I had already decided I needed bigger text, only cuz my eyesight is gone. BTW, my kids have all four of those books and love them all! Little ones love books and puzzles, dont let anyone tell you different, its craft kits, playdoe and battery operated toys that are mean to give.

Zane said...

Books are the best. Books, books, books, books.

...and CDs.

Harding Family said...

What a fun idea! Your such a great mom!

alison said...

Thoseare so awsome, how do you get those made, I want to make journals like that, is there a website for that or something, I would love to make a book like that.

Kristal said...

You can make them at blurb.com. It takes a day or two to get it all put together right and everything. So fun though! I already can't wait to make my next one.

January said...

Hey girl!

You are so dang creative. How do you find the time to do all of this. Seriously, I want to know!

Ah, the Olivia books. We love those too!

Jamilyn said...

Books and puzzles are the best presents! Those are my favorite things to get kids for presents. I love the book you made, thats a great idea ive never seen them before. I'll have to make one one of these days.!

Dramatic Imaging said...

I am so excited to do mine! I need better pics and entry's though. I have until June to step it up!!!!! Hey, you never told me about the wedding!

Dramatic Imaging said...

Oh, and I love the hand writting on the back. Is it a text or yours?

Burgess said...

I was just admiring your playlist and what comes on? New Kids on the Block! Oh, yeah, by the way...they've reunited and are touring again soon! Yep, that's right. And who is definitely going? ME. I'm not ashamed to admit it...

The Hulsey Family said...

Love that buck! That is awesome! And the pictures you took are amazing! You are so talented. And I love your friends on side-neat way to have it instead of a boring ol list!

Breea said...

heck yes it will be the best weekend ever! i had a dream that we were like dyeing laughing on a retarded t-cup ride! wahoo!!!