Book of memories {giveaway}

Lots of fun little projects have been going on lately, including:

the Pinterest-inspired photo wall for upstairs


(collecting frames in various textures, all in the same color family and picking up photo orders from Walgreens)

and Liv’s baby book.

 ruby love

It took me a LONG time to order a baby book, because I couldn’t find the one I created in my mind (don’t you hate when that happens?). I didn’t want it to all be entirely digital, then clicking “publish/save” and having it sent to the house. I wanted it to be more personal, organized so I wouldn’t have to scrapbook the entire thing, enable me to write (in my own, messy chicken scratch) and attach photos.

This is exactly the baby book I had in mind:

baby book4

I ordered the book from Ruby Love on Etsy (they also have a website) and was able to pick out the cover fabric, color scheme and what features I wanted the book to include.

It’s perfect.

All of the basic info is there, plus unique questions for the parents to fill out

baby book

the ability to attach photos (with 24 photo-mounting sheets included)

baby book3

Lots of room to write

baby book2

calendar pages with stickers for milestones

calendar stickers

and an entire back section of blank scrapbook pages.

scrapbook pages

It’s perfect.

I add a little bit to it every day, and can’t wait to start filling up the blank pages in the back. A scrapbook project I can actually look forward to… before, the only scrapbook pages I’ve made have been for my husband and the single guys deploying.

I ordered and paid for the book, but after receiving it and discovering how truly amazing it is, I contacted the seller to see if she would be interested in offering a giveaway. I was so excited when she said yes- this would be perfect for an expecting mama or as a gift.

One lucky winner will receive a custom Ruby Love baby book of their choice. All you have to do is leave a heartfelt or funny memory from when you were a child. I can’t wait to read these 🙂

I’ll pick the winner Friday night (11:59pm EST) and announce it in Saturday’s family post.



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  1. Juliet on May 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

    My favorite memory is of my family going to the park together. My sister and I would play in the sandbox, while my parents would take short walks around the playground.

  2. Kaycee St. Pierre on May 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

    well, I can’t say I actually remember this per se… but from what I’ve been told 😉 my parents took my brother and I camping every year when we were wee ones, and we always had a great time. family, nature, campfires and wild animals. What young kid doesn’t love that (lol we were probably a bit of a handful). one year they took us to a campsite that unbeknownst to them was INFESTED with Raccoons, (potentially rabid? haha) and in the middle of the night we heard some growling and fighting sounds coming from outside the tent. My dad went out to check it out and when the sounds didn’t stop and my dad didnt come back into the tent 2 monutes later we peeked outside to see what was up. He was standing on top of the picnic table trying to fight off these raccoons with a tent broom (one of those useless tiny brooms that don’t ever seem to clean anything up lol). He was not successfull and we ended up having to call the park ranger to save the day. YIKES. <3

  3. leah o on May 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    when my brother and I were little my dad would make up an adventure story to tell us every night at bed time. We were always the stars but he Would change our names. I remember he would always begin them the same way with us waking up on a sunny morning and eating big bowls of milk and blueberries on the porch. Usually the main characters would have to accomplish some mission (usually helping the elephants in africa fight against the evil lion kumba and his pack, haha). Such a wonderful memory to look back on! I hope I can develop the same talent of story telling in the years to come for my little guy.

  4. Lauren on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I always remember our Easter egg hunts every year. I would totally still search for eggs now if my parents hid eggs. I loved it!

  5. Molly on May 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    22 weeks pregnant and would love this! Right now sonogram photos are just left in “baby” envelope…. Scrap book would be perfect!

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