A Pretty Awesome Gift for the Blogging Bride {and a funny video from this weekend}

by jacin on May 9, 2011

Hi guys!

Did you all have a good weekend? I hope so!

I had such a great weekend. I was so so happy to be back east with my family and catch up with my cousins, while we whisked my cousin on her bachelorette party and shower. We took her on a surprise trip to Block Island, then stayed for a night at my parents beach house in Rhode Island, then back to Connecticut yesterday for her shower at my parents house. It was a total whirlwind weekend but so much fun, too. Girls weekends are mandatory. That’s my thought, anyways!

So of course I will share some of the lovely little details from the festivities, but first I need to share with you my birthday gift that my brother gave me (a little late but that’s how it works when you live across the country). P.S. Please forgive the iPhone pics, it’s the best I could do this weekend without my regular camera.

Do you see what it is? Want a closer look inside? Ok, fine…

Yes, you guessed it. It is my blog {pre- Lovely Little Details, back in the day when it was She Said Yes!}, and my brother was able to use a program called SharedBook to pull all of my posts and put it in to a book! I don’t know how he found it but what I do know is I am so excited, because now all of my planning posts are saved in a real hard copy book, as though it is a journal, and it is such an amazing keepsake!

Thank you Todd so much for this awesome gift! The best part was when I opened it, I said “I am totally blogging about this tomorrow” :)

If you want to create a lovely little book like this for yourself, or a friend, all you need is the username and password and SharedBook will do the rest of the work for you!

Oh, and in other news, while on Block Island we rented mopeds and it was a hilarious experience. Here we were in our little cardigans and cute sandals, with these huge Mario Brothers-type helmets on, flying around the island at a speed of 5 miles/hour. And here’s what happened when I tried to videotape the experience while driving :)

Don’t worry, I wasn’t hurt, it sounds worse than it really was :)

Did you know Lovely Little Details has a sister blog now? Go take a look at Darling Little Details and let me know what you think over there :)

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Steph {bubblerock} May 9, 2011 at 12:06 AM

All I have to say is: looks like you had a fantastic weekend and big kudos to Todd for being one thoughtful brother :)


Shana May 9, 2011 at 4:06 AM

Love this! I want to eventually do this with my blog too! I love however that your brother did it as a gift. Too sweet :)


Kristina @ K5 Becomes a Bride May 9, 2011 at 5:56 AM

HOW much fun!!! my bach. was Sat. night at Foxwoods! (Will be posting pics as soon as possible!)

Your brother is so thoughtful! I wicked love the book!

Your parents have a beach house in RI!? WHERE? (email me!)


Jenna May 9, 2011 at 6:19 AM

What a great book idea! You have a wonderful brother!



HiLLjO May 9, 2011 at 6:39 AM

That is so cool! I’m going to order one after the wedding planning posts on my blog are all done! What a nice hard copy of all your months’ hard work.


Ariella May 9, 2011 at 7:03 AM

That’s such an awesome idea! I definitely have to do that once my wedding is over and I’ve recapped the heck out of it. I also have to send this to my bridesmaid who has embraced that words are going digital, but paper books are still wonderful for so many things.

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Congrats to your cousin!


Leah May 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

What an awesome birthday gift from your brother- so thoughtful! And Darling little details is a great idea too! What fun! Glad you had a good weekend back home! :)


Koru Kate May 9, 2011 at 10:58 AM

That is the most perfect keepsake! You’ll treasure it always!! Now I want to have that done too :-)


Jessica May 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Your brother is so sweet!! The book was a great idea. I wish I had done a pre-wedding blog because I can’t remember half of my planning now even though it was my LIFE! lol


Todd H. Page May 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Happy birthday!


Paloma May 9, 2011 at 12:54 PM

that just may have been the perfect birthday gift for you, jacin! i just know you’ll treasure it so much!


Laura *You Stir Me* May 9, 2011 at 1:10 PM

I remember some of those posts! Love “growing up” with you! Such a sweet (and tear inducing?) gift:) And the video is hilarious - what won’t bloggers go through to capture sweet memories?


Jasmine May 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

that’s such an amazingly thoughtful gift! i love it!


Nicole May 9, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Thanks for this great idea! I think I may see 1 year Wedding anniversary (paper) coming up in my future :)


Sarah {A Paper Proposal} May 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Wow, what a cool idea!!! You’ve got a great brother ;)


Melina May 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Omg! What a thoughtful gift! I never would have thought to turn a blog into a book but it would be a great keepsake! Your sister blog is so wonderful because I too get baby fever, though not trying or expecting yet. I can’t wait to see more!


Stephanie/ TheVintageModernBride May 9, 2011 at 7:50 PM

ouch! glad you’re ok though! as i told you on twitter earlier, love the book! so cute! i may need to get one with my engagement pics ;)


unhappybride May 10, 2011 at 7:15 PM

What an amazing idea! Nice to be able to actually flip through something tangible in your hand so you can remember it all and not have to turn on the computer every time.


Ghenet May 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM

I LOVE that book! Such a great idea. I definitely want to do this with my blog when I’m finished with my recaps. :)


LAG - Southern Aisle May 10, 2011 at 10:29 PM

And I’m totally sold on the blog book! That just might be my wedding gift to myself… ;)


Hilda May 11, 2011 at 6:49 AM

This is awesome! I may just have to do this for my best friend’s Poetry blog :)
Thanks for sharing.


Keisha (with a K) May 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

That is such a wicked good idea. It’s awesome! I could see that blog journal living next to my wedding album on a bookshelf. Totally bookmarking this!


Nan May 17, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Awesome! Awesome present!! I’m thinking of doing the same with my wedding blog someday. Yay for kick@$$ brothers!!


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