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Create a Personal Yearbook, Turn a Photo Book into a Memory Book

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2015 | Categories: Children, Parenting

I have so many childhood memories that I think so fondly of, like my first best friend, my first crush, my favorite teacher, when I won my class spelling bee, and I could go on and on. The one thing they all have in common is… school. So much of our early lives revolves around school.

This is the reason yearbooks are so important, so special. Yet for most kids, the yearbook can only show very small snippets of a school year.

I love that Shutterfly makes it possible to create a more individualized yearbook for each and every child by letting you turn a photo book into a memory book.

A personal yearbook where your child and their close friends are center stage. They have the spotlight and all the wonderful things they did throughout the school year is captured in a personal yearbook that they will have as a keepsake for years and years to come.

A classroom yearbook would make an amazing Teacher’s Appreciation gift, too. As a former teacher, I know I would love it!

I love the idea of doing this for my son and having him help me create it.

Check out this infographic to get more ideas on how to preserve your child’s school year memories, forever.

BUILDING BLOCKS OF CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
This infographic is provided to you by Shutterfly, the leading online provider of photo books, cards and home decor.

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement.

How To Do a Faux Bob – Get a Short Hair Look Without Cutting Your Long Hair #StyleItYourself

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Hair
How to Faux Bob Collage #StyleItYourself

I have always had long hair. I’ve had my hair right at my shoulders a couple of times when I was younger, but my whole life my hair has been long. I’ve entertained the idea of cutting it many times, but always chicken out. Besides, my husband loves my hair… he’s told me that he […]

Sun Protection This Summer Because I #ChooseSkinHealth with Neutrogena Sun Care

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 23, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Family and Health, Health and Beauty
Neutrogena Sun Care #ChooseSkinHealth Img 3 with Title

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’m dating myself here, but I grew up during a time when women/girls rubbed baby oil all over their bodies and laid out in the […]

For The Dads Who Have Everything – 3D Robotics Solo Drone From Best Buy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 19, 2015 | Categories: Gadgets, Technology
two female hiker above the sea of fog on top of a mountain at sunset

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My husband (and my dad) are huge gadget lovers. My husband has to get every new, up-and-coming tech gadget he hears about. He really does have to… or at least he […]

$200 Old Navy Giveaway – Ends 7/9

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Giveaways
$200 Old Navy Giveaway Img

One of my favorite stores to shop for back-to-school clothes (and for myself, really) is Old Navy. They have such stylish things for the whole family. So, when I got the opportunity to join some really awesome bloggers to bring YOU a chance to win an Old Navy gift card, I was on it! GIVEAWAY […]

Celebrating National Flip Flop Day in Vionic Flip Flops #nationalflipflopday #vionicshoes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 18, 2015 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion
Vionic Flip Flops for National Flip Flop Day #vionicshoes

I received a product to facilitate my review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. Did you know that tomorrow, June 19th is National Flip Flop Day? It is. Although, if I had my way, every day would be Flip Flop Day, but I know that flip flops aren’t the best […]

Preserving Outdoor Family Time With The DROID Turbo Gray by @DROIDbyMotorola #DROIDTurboGray

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Family, Gadgets, Photography, Technology
Fall in the Smoky Mountains

I am fortunate to live in Knoxville, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. We are avid hikers and go to the mountains as often as possible… especially during the fall and spring months. In fact, we will be going on a hike there this Sunday. It’s what we do every Father’s Day because it is […]

$200 Target Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 6/30

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 17, 2015 | Categories: Giveaways

Do you shop at Target? Are you on Instagram? Awesome! This is an easy giveaway for you, then! Just enter on the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for a chance to win! GIVEAWAY DETAILS There are 3 ways to win — follow on Instagram, like a photo daily and comment on a photo […]

Get Dad a GoPro from Best Buy This Father’s Day #GoProatBestBuy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 16, 2015 | Categories: Gadgets, Gift Ideas, Technology
GoPro in Action

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.   My husband and my dad are both a bit on the adventurous side. They definitely are adventure seekers. It does make gift buying easier and a GoPro camera would […]

Have a Salon & Spa Day Every Day at Home with Conair #ConairDoItYourSelfie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 9, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Hair

I am a beauty junkie. I love beauty products, styling tools, makeup, you name it… anything to do with hair, skincare, things that make you look younger, prettier, and your best, I want it. As I’ve gotten older I’m not quite as bad as when I was younger. I was the girl who had to […]