The uploading is fussy, it took some rigging and some failed attempts. Keep trying, and make sure your picture is uploaded as a portrait, not landscape. It won't flip it for you automatically.
(I ordered the 36x48 size.)
The nice lady at Staples was actually surprised at the details that it was able to pick up.
So was I.
I mean for six bucks, seriously, six bucks....
Thin and fragile.
I was all prideful and thought it needed more than just folding it over the sides and duct taping it, so I got all creative with spray adhesive.
DO NOT BE ME. DO NOT DO THAT.
It will bubble and be weird, and I think that the paper has a coating that repels spray adhesive, so I just had a bubbly, sticky, frustrating mess.
Stay away from the Mod Podge. Stay away from the spray adhesive. Just line up your print on a board that is slightly smaller than your print, neatly fold it over, and duct tape it like crazy to the back.
Then when he finally gets home, sees it for the first time, and while he looks at it, he gives you a nervous smile because he is thinking...
oh cuss, how much did this woman just spend????????
You can then bat your eyelashes and tell him it was less than ten bucks.
Then he will say 143 babe. Because you dated back in the days of pagers, and you still say 143.
The year has been a beautiful, difficult, growing, changing, lovely, fulfilling, blur.
Our baby boy is one.
Our lives are so rich, so full, so joyful.
The friends and family who surround us, do life with us, raise kids alongside us, support and encourage us, are more than we could ever ask for or deserve.
We are beyond abundantly blessed.
Blessed and deeply thankful.
Thankful for an evening at the beach surrounded by so much love, celebrating our Shane.
(All captured by my dear friend Drew, who daily overwhelms me with her generosity and ability to capture these magnificent fleeting moments. Thank you friend. We treasure you and your family so much.)
P.S. Saw Spiderman. Loved it.
We iced water bottles.
Halley made signs.
We gathered cute decorations for our table.
We talked about location, location, location (Our street has virtually no traffic. No traffic = no sales.)
Stumbled upon this water bottle on Pinterest (bummed it's no longer available...), loved the sentiment.
Made my own spin on it.
Download yours here.
Or a running version here.
Sadly to say, my old troubled knees might have ended my running career before it had a chance to really start.
But not my sweating/ eating dessert career. I cannot retire from that.
Do something about that. Then go be sweaty.