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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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One of my absolute favorite things to do is taking pictures of my kids.  I’m sure I get on their nerves with my constant, “Alright, hold that post!” and “Just one more time…now say cheese!” but it’s an obsession and one that I take great pleasure in.  Since owning a digital camera (for years and years) I find myself not having prints made as often as I used to, maybe it’s just the convenience of sharing my photos on Facebook or Flickr, but I have become lazy when it comes to making paper copies of my babies pictures.  This laziness was never more evident than when I got out some old photo albums recently to reminisce with my girls, I realized that I had TONS of photos of my oldest daughters, but only a small handful of the babies.  As much I miss having copies of their photos I don’t miss having to to deal with acquiring them, but the problem still remained that I didn’t have photos of my babies.  An even bigger problem is that my mother doesn’t always have access to the internet so she never gets to see pictures of her grandbabies…I hate that she feels left out, but I also dislike having to go through the motions of ordering prints for her.

Recently I found a company that makes sharing your photos a unique, thoughtful, and easy thing to do…LuLu.com.  At Lulu you can self publish and print your own books, photo books, ebooks, recipe books, calendars—you name it, you can probably make it at Lulu!  Did I mention you can sell your books too?  With Lulu you can choose the size of your book, pick a theme from one of their many options,  choose your layout,  upload your pictures, personalize your books and viola you’re finished.  It really is a very easy way to share your photos.

I had the opportunity to publish a photo book from Lulu.com a few weeks ago for my review.  First off I must say that the prices are VERY fair, the finished product is gorgeous and makes an incredible gift for almost anyone and any occasion!   I registered at Lulu.com and within a few minutes I was uploading and arranging photos in my book.  I choose a 8.5 x 11 inch hardcover book for my review. I got to choose the layout, picture orientation, and personalization of the pages…I really felt that I had full creative control over my book.  Of course, I chose to do a photo book starring my family, but the possibilities with Lulu are endless!  I couldn’t help thinking as I was constructing my book that this would be the perfect gift for my mom who misses out on quite a few special moments with my kiddies!

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Here is the cover of my book…a photo taken in my mother’s back yard…how fitting!
I know that this photo book will make the perfect gift for my mom for Christmas…and now she won’t miss out on all of the crazy, funny, adorable moments with her grandkids!  You can check out a Demo of how the self-publishing process works on Lulu here!
Guess what?  The people at Lulu want one of my Misadventurous readers to have their very own photo book from Lulu.com too!
Win it:  Mandatory Entry!
To enter this giveaway please visit Lulu.com and tell me which kind of book you would like to publish.  This is mandatory and must be completed before any extra entries are allowed!
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This giveaway ends on November 16 , 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.  One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize; failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner.
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80 comments :

  1. a large photobook of my grandchildren
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  2. I would love to do a cookbook.

    hebert024 at aoldot com

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  3. I'd like to make a wedding photobook using the photos I took at my friends' wedding.

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  4. I would love to make a cookbook with all of my fave recipes and I also would love to make a photo book of my children for their grandma!

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  5. twitter @kaiasmommy

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  6. I like the Vintage theme, 81/2 x 11 photo book that I would put family pictures from the past year (a year when my youngest son was married and will be included).

    Donna
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  7. I follow your blog

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  8. I follow your blog -2

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  9. I subscribe through e-mail

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  10. I subscribe through e-mail -2

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  11. I follow via Networked blogs

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  12. I follow via Networked blogs -2

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  13. I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See

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  14. I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See -2

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  15. I'm a facebook fan.

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  16. I'm a facebook fan. -2

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  17. I'm a facebook fan. -3

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  18. I tweeted.

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  19. I tweeted. -2

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  21. i say the 12x12 photobook
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  22. gfc 1
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  26. twitter 1
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  31. I'm not sure if I'm answering this correctly, I only see size differences. I'd do the large square (12 X 12).

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  32. Existing GFC follower kycouple2000.

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  33. Twitter follower ky2here1.

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  34. Will tweet for photobooks, entry one.

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  35. Will tweet for photobooks, entry two.

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  36. Will tweet for photobooks, entry three.

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  37. WOULD LIKE TO PUBLISH A "12x12 Large Square Photo Book" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  50. I like the 12x12 Large Square Photo Book. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  51. I love the large square photobook!

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  52. I would get the 9x7 landscape photo book and fill it with...what else? Pictures of the baby!

    kiwidragon117 at yahoo dot com

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  53. I would like the 12x12 photobook of my kids.
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  54. I love the large square Christmas book.

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  55. I like the U.S. letter sized book.

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  56. I am an e-mail subscriber.

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  61. I would love to make a large photo book of our family vacation. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  63. I have been wanting to make a photobook that was an ABC book with photos of my daughter. i think she would like that.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  66. I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

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  71. I entered the greenfield paper company giveaway.

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  72. I would actually print a custom book! I have been designing my wife a wedding book.... so this would be perfect!

    thanks for the chance to win henrysgraphics @ gmail dot com

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  73. i would do the vintage one! so cute!
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  74. i would love to publish a u s letter photo book with pictures from our Christmas party
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  75. I like the large square hardcover.

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