It Even Impressed My Husband…

I just ran in the rain from the mailbox to my front door.  A BIG brown box clutched to my chest to protect it from the wicked weather.  Once inside, my fingers actually shook as I tore open the box, so eager to see what was inside.  What was waiting for me?  Memories.  Better then any scrap book I could have created, better then all my photos casually stuffed in a box.  A beautiful book from Bellflower Books.


Let me explain, last May my Hubby and I took the vacation of a lifetime.  We had saved and planned and even used a little more room on the credit card then we should have so that I could be ridiculously selfish and celebrate my 40th Birthday in Paris France.  Its a trip I will never forget.  Or will I?  Here it is, eight months later and the details were starting to get a little foggy?  What was the name of that restaurant we loved so much?  Do you recall the name of the Avenue we used to stroll down every single day, and the place with the famous Hot Chocolate was called??? 

Enter Bellflower Books with an opportunity to create a memory book like no other!  A way to help us preserve those precious memories. 

I quickly set up an account on their site.  Here’s the link …trust me, you will want it!  At this point you are able to invite other authors, friends, family members to contribute a page.  Hmmm….we have a big family getaway this August.  Three generations of family going to stay at a cottage together, this might be a great way to preserve those moments!

Now that my account is set up, we are ready for the fun to begin.

Pick the style of book you like.  So many to choose from!  Here is just a very small sample of what is available:


The rest is easy!  Create a name for your 1st page, select a picture you would like to go with it, download, and then write your heart out.

Create as many pages as you like!

Want to see a few of mine?  Of course you do!

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*These screen shots do not begin to exemplify how gorgeous these glossy pages really are!

Once you are done writing, you can go back, edit and even re-arrange pages. 

Note: One thing I did not do well enough was proof read before I submitted!  I found two errors!  (I was just two excited to get the book submitted!!)  So my tip to you, proof read and then have someone else read your work and double check!

Use the easy to follow payment instructions and you are done! 

Now all you have to do is wait for the delivery.

The waiting is the hardest part.

As I have just now finished pouring over MY creation I truly have tears streaming down my face.  Paris was magic, and now thanks to Bellflower Books those memories are easier to share with friends, family and these incredible moments are preserved for a lifetime!

If you have a trip, a special event, a summer of fun you want to capture, or are looking for a unique gift, I can’t think of a better way to do it then with Bellflower Books! 

I’m happy to announce that this wonderful company has offered my US readers a $20.00 discount on the creation of their own Bellflower Book!!  Just use the code SAVE20GC as you check out!  You can also find them on twitter and Facebook.  Don’t be shy about stopping by to say Hello!

I hope you have as much fun creating your Bellflower Book as I did!

Disclosure:  I received a Bellflower Book as compensation for this review.  The opinions in this post are my own.


  1. This seems to be what I would rather do than the scrapbooking. I’m going to look into this, Thanks for posting this. I do believe that this could really be a great thing for my family!

  2. Looks like a great memory book.

  3. It looks like a beautiful book:)

  4. YAY! I’m so glad you found a way to remember your special trip!

  5. oo wow that is way cool…that is like an actual book…nice….

  6. Having books like this make me so happy.

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those books of photos. My friend does that for his brides he photographs. I also have a friend who does those for her childrens birthdays, and gives them to the family.


    Paris, can I say I am envious? I love Paris!

  8. Holy crap!! Something for us poor slobs in the US?!? FINALLY!!! 😉

    I’ve actually never used Bellflower Books before, so I just may have to check it out. I’ve made several books with Shutterfly for my brother since his Little Monkey was born, and I’m due for another, now that she’s 6 months old.

  9. This will be a treasure for you for always!! XOXOXO

  10. I was going to make one of these for my daughter around the wedding, but I just didn’t have time!

  11. You are right, what a great way to remember an once in a lifetime trip!

  12. Wow those are really nice! I’m new to your blog, really enjoyed reading it.

  13. love it! and you chose the perfect cover for it!

    (i am seriously yet to make one of these photo books even though i absolutely love them sooo much!!)

  14. That book looks magnificent!! The only time we did a photo book it was not nearly as nice and it touted Eurodisney. Hardly Paris.

    Oh wait, that is Paris. 🙂

  15. That looks really beautiful. I’ll be checking them out. Thanks for the heads-up. 🙂

  16. I hadn’t ever heard of them. I am going to check them out. I made from our trip to Europe also.

  17. Aww this looks amazing! I make photo books of all our special events. They’re pricless. These ones look really nice. I’ll check it out. 🙂

  18. Aaww… just love it!

  19. Aw, that’s great that you’ve got the book to keep the memories of your trip alive!

  20. Oh, wow – this would be a fantastic anniversary present!!!

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