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I am not a crafty person.

Scrapbooking? I did that once.

Printing photos and sticking them in a plain ol’ album? I’m not so great at that either. I did that until E was about 4 months old. And now she’s almost 2 and a half.

Good news for people like me, there are Shutterfly Photo Books. Making a photo book on Shutterfly is the answer to all of my problems.

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Well, not all of them. My jeans still are fitting a bit tight. And there still aren’t enough hours in the day….

BUT! These books make my life easier and I get to stare at photos of my cute kids in a great book format that we can cherish for years to come.

I’ve used other photo sites to create photo books in the past, and I gotta say, Shutterfly’s books are great quality. The pages are heavy-duty and I can tell it will hold up to a lot of page turning. Which is a very, very good thing.

I also love all the options that they have on their site. You can create a simple paperback book all the way up to a padded-cover album. That would make a great wedding album.

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Another great thing? These make fantastic gifts. And it is as simple as adding 3 to your cart instead of one. Bam. Christmas shopping for the grandparents? DONE. Shutterfly is always running specials too, if you get on their email list, you’re sure to get a buy one get one free coupon code, or a code for free shipping.

This time around, I was going to try something different and create a recipe book with all of our family favorites. It is still on my to-do list as I think it would be a great keepsake to pass down to my daughter. However, we recently had this cute little addition to our family that I can’t get enough of so I decided to do a photobook with the millions of pictures I have of little N.

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Shutterfly now lets you upload photos straight from Instagram and if you’re hooked on Instagram like I am, this is something to be excited about.

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I took full advantage of this feature with THREE pages of instagram photos. I finished off my book with these photos and I just love the way it looks and how you can see all of his different expressions on one page.

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Have I mentioned how easy they are to make? Drag. Drop. Add text. Or don’t.  Add pages to the end. Add pages to the middle.

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Change fonts. Change the color of the font. Change the layout. Change the style. It is all super easy to do and you’re sure to end up with a product that you absolutely love. I have photo books for my kids, obviously, but I also have one with our wedding pictures, one with photos from our honeymoon, I even used one as a guest book for our wedding! I did some pictures, some quotes that are special to us, and then there were blank pages for people to sign and offer words of wisdom. I love it and am so happy I went that way for my guest book.

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Disclosure: I was provided with a free photo book compliments of Shutterfly. All opinions are my own (as always!) and I was not compensated for a positive review.