My Book & Giveaway

 This giveaway is now closed. The winner is…

Check this shiz out folks. I’ve only gone and made a book, wahey!
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Alright, alright it isn’t a proper book that you can buy in the shops n stuff but it is a book about my blog. It is a photo book and I luff it. Yes, luff, official luff not yet made legal by a registrar. I’d been thinking for a while that I spend so long working on my blog and doing strange fun things, I should have some kind of physical, tangible representation of my adventures in blogging to show my great, great grandchildren when I’m old and creaky.
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So many of us work so hard on our blogs, it seems odd one day we might not be as absorbed by it, or even with time slowly start to forget the fun little things involved in running a blog and our own adventure. I know it should be forever immortalised on these ‘ere interwebs but who knows if Blogger or even *gasp* Google will exist in fifty years when I’m 79? I’d thought about this on and off for six months or there abouts, so when Pixum the photobook company contacted me asking if I’d like to try out their photo books for free it seemed meant to be and time to take the plunge.
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Making a book is pretty easy – and it doesn’t have to be a blog book it can be a book about any occasion or reason you fancy. All you do is head to the Pixum website choose the size of photo book – I picked a large square book with a hardcover – you want to make, then download their software and away you go.
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You can add photographs to the pages, move them around, add text, themes, colours and more. Despite being scared of change and new-ness on my computer I got to grips with it in less than 15 minutes and it took me about an hour and a half to make the book once I’d decided which photographs to include.
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The book arrived in under a week and I’m really chuffed with it. It feels good in my hands (am I the only one who is funny about the way books feel?), the print quality is good. The photos look great, they haven’t bled, smudged, pixilated or blurred and it smells really nice – mmmm new book smell. I’m super pleased with it, what do you think? Would you make a blog book? I’m also thinking of making a book featuring all the places Mr Thrifty and I have lived, we’ve moved around a lot since moving in together in 2005 so it may take some time!
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Photobook giveaway

 If you’d like to win the chance to make your own photo book (worth £25) all you have to do is-

Join this blog via Google Friend Connect (for those unfamiliar with GFC it is the little follow widget in my sidebar with little photographs of followers) and for a second entry just tweet –

 ‘GIVEAWAY ALERT @athriftymrsuk is hosting a rather fab giveaway. Have you entered yet? http://tinyurl.com/bnvgvse

Leave a comment to let me know you’re taking part and if you’ve tweeted don’t forget to include your Twitter handle.

Rules and shiz  

– Giveaway opens Noon 25/04/12 and closes at Noon 02/05/12, entries after that period will not be counted.
– This giveaway is open to UK residents only.
– There will only be one winner determined with the aid of random.org
– Email and entries via other methods than those mentioned above cannot and will not be counted.
– Entries not meeting the above requirements will be considered invalid and will not be counted
– I will contact the winner shortly after the draw has been made. If the winner does not reply within 7 days I reserve the right to draw a new name.

  TTFN,

P.S. Good luck!



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Comments

  1. How fun!! I’d love to win this. I am a follower : ) Gemma x

  2. Awesome! I love these photobooks, I would love to make one documenting my blog and my baking, also one of family snaps as I hardly have any of my Mum (who passed away last year) and am scared I’ll loose them.

    (I tweet @nellyscupcakes)

    I already follow you on GFC. x

  3. Wow, this book looks great! you must be so impressed! I am already a follower :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  4. Looks great! I would love to read it and sniff it so have tweeted here: @magatha28

    I think I follow you on GFC but can’t find my head?

    themagatha xxx

  5. this is such a great idea! i had seen these advertised but always thought the would be really hard to put together. i will have to give it a go :)

  6. I’ve entered, by following and tweeting!

  7. Wow what a fab idea! Your book looks great! I reckon you should make a book about being thrifty. Would love it. I’d love to win this prize for a journey of my photos and cycling sessions, following anyway and have entered via @gem_e_piper in twitter. Gem x

  8. Ooops- forgot my twitter,it’s @perditaspursuit.

  9. I really love this idea! Follow you on GFC.
    sam

  10. What a fabulous idea! I love it!

  11. I’ve tweeted! It! (Leightonlucie) keep thinking about doing this for children’s school holidays etc with all our day trips etc so we have something to look back on when they are all grown up! :)

  12. Have tweeted too @happyhomebird

  13. Congratulations on your new baby! I love it. I want one too *stamps foot*.
    @fivegoblogging

  14. What a brilliant idea! Goodness, what ‘idea’ would I use if I won? I could make a WHOLE library!!
    I think it’s great – you have so many fab photos on your blog, so I bet it’s magic seeing them ‘in print’!
    Z xx

  15. How exciting! love your new book…count me in, I’d love to win.

  16. What a fantastic idea, it looks really good and professional! My blog pretty new, so a book wouldn’t contain much and am a technophobe, but it’s something to think about for the future xxx

  17. My little girl wouuld love this, her very own book!
    twitter – @OldNoshie

    I THINK I follow you on GFC, but can’t seem to see to find out. Gah! HELP!

    x

  18. That’s a fab idea – our memories may not be what they are in the future, and you’ve worked so hard on something.

  19. How fantastic. I never knew about the book site. I’m thinking whether I could make my brothers a book of our family history (I’m the researcher)?

    I’m a follower but I don’t tweet. xx

  20. That looks amazing!! I would love to enter your giveaway. I have joining your blog. xx

  21. Wow, that looks amazing! I want one :) I’m already a follower. xx

  22. Looks like fun, I can use some of that. I joined you connect and tweeted, twitted? lol I am MamasLittleBeat or Mama’s Little Beats, user name. :)
    V
    xxx

  23. What a fantastic idea. I’m off to check it out. I’d love to make a book for my parents 50th wedding anniversary next year.

  24. Aaaaah… I always meant to do one of these photo books about my beautiful darlingk Booboo cat after she passed away suddenly. Didn’t want to forget a thing about her. But that was in 2007… Maybe I’ll have another go now. x

  25. Wow! what an amazing idea! I’m following on GFC! XX

  26. Thats an ace book Mrs T :-)

  27. I LOVE this idea!!! I would love to make a book for my parents anniversary of all the photos of them in flares, tank tops and uber cool shots of my Dad with his PERMED hair. I feel I could design a book based around that alone!

    I hast tweeted :)

  28. Great book….I love photo books, I did my own wedding album with one and a holiday one for last year. I’d really love to do one with pics of my family…my nana died recently and my mum has all these fabulous blk and wht old images of people and they would look great all together in a photo book instead of stuffed in boxes never to be looked at :)
    (am now following on GFC!)

  29. I love phots books, yours is great and you did it in a very quick time – its easy to get carried away with choosing.
    I’d love to do one of old family photos, my nana died recently and my mum has all these blk and wht pics just sitting in a box where nobody looks at them….they’d be much better in a photbook.
    (following you on GFC now)

  30. It looks so fab! I’d love to create one! Following and tweeted (@clickandmakeup)

    Kat x

  31. I do follow

  32. just tweeted @fostergrace – such a great idea thank you x

  33. I squealed for a minute I thought you’d published a book! My debit card was at the ready to pre-order aha! The books looks lovely, published or not (maybe it should be? ;)) I’m a GFC follower :) and I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/ThisDystopia/status/195141506879848449

    Amy x

  34. Hooray! I’ve tweeted (@MozzyMrs) love the book (mmmm new book smell)

  35. Your book looks really cool. :) I would like to take part please. If I were to do it, I think I would do one about my time at Uni with friends and adventures! :)

  36. Looks fab! I’d love to take part!

  37. Ooo count me in! Already follow you :) and I have tweeted too! @homelymissus

  38. Ooh would love to make one with the animals in it! Am following via GFC as Nicola (@NicsNotebook) and have just tweeted as well :) x

  39. Love this! ::fingers crossed for a win::

  40. Your book is gorgeous! You can tell that a lot of thought went into it. If I were to win I think I might do a book of Rigby from puppy to date. Definately including that one where he is laying on his back :)

    I am following on GFC and have just tweeted (@NicolaJWhite) already following you.

  41. I follow and I would really really love to win this. :]

    daniellerose-smith@hotmail.co.uk

    xx

  42. This is SUCH a good idea and your book looks particularly lovely! I am well and truly inspired lady. I’ve been thinking for ages that i should make some books like this of pictures of the kids but now I’m thinking bloggage!

    Please count me in x

  43. Have also tweeted @katgotthecream

  44. Oh oh oh I want!!;) I am already an avid follower of your brill blog

    catsceamics(at)gmail(dot)com

    Am not on twitter….too scared I think x

  45. I’d love to enter, thanks!

    Tweeted too… @thismodernpanda

  46. I would love to be entered! I have seen these photo books about but never thought of having one for my blog – what a fantastic idea!

  47. Yes please to Thrifty. The Book! :)

    @Candy_Pop

  48. lovely idea, i follow with gfc as mummy24

  49. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

  50. Love the book idea, I have followed via google friend connect and tweeted from @whatislaate

  51. love this idea, I’ve followed with gfc and tweeted from @whatislaate

  52. Please include me in your giveaway. I love photobooks and like making them for special occasions.
    Sarah

  53. Hi,

    I follow and I’ve tweeted @kathroooon

    x

  54. I already follow on GFC as (I think) Secret Blogger. I tweeted from @secretblog29

    X

  55. What a great idea, love it… Having a traditional book to look back on your adventures is a great idea. Count me in.

    X x

  56. Yes please, all my photos live in the internet at the moment. It’d be lovely to see them on paper.

  57. The book looks amazing! I’ve followed you on GFC & I have my paws crossed xo

  58. I would love to document my blog, what a fun idea! I am already a follower and I have tweeted from @qwiksave

  59. Your book looks fab hunny!!!!!
    I am sooooooo weird when it comes to the smell of books!!! I always sniff them!!! Hahaha!! I get some really strange looks!!!!
    I’m following and I’ve tweeted!!!!

    @JoKiely
    xxxx

  60. You book looks amazing hunny!!!
    I’m so weird when it comes to the smell of books!! I always sniff them!! Hahaha!! I get some very strange looks!!
    I am following and have tweeted!!!

    @JoKiely
    xxx

  61. I am a follower and I have tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/susand1408/status/195504424813215746
    susand1408 at googlemail dot com

  62. I’ve GFC-ed you (ooer). I’d love to make a book of my time living in Thailand for posterity. Great idea! :)

  63. I’ve GFC-ed you (ooer).

    I’d love to make a book of the blog of my time living in Thailand. Great idea! :)

  64. This is a great idea, I’d like to be entered please! :)

  65. Ive been a GFC for a while, and Id liek to be enetered please!
    Your book looks great, and links very well to the style of your blog.

    rebeccadearman@googlemail.com

  66. Wow what a serious cool idea! I want one! PS that picture of you in the book swinging your blog coat is lovely. xxx

  67. Love this! I’m a follower and I’ve just tweeted as well!
    x

  68. Woops my twitter name is @thelipglosslily
    x

  69. That photo book is such a great record of your blogging life!

    I am a follower and would love to win :)

    I have also tweeted!(@ladybugsays)

  70. I already follow you on GFC, would love to enter :-)

  71. Such a sweet giveaway! I follow via GFC, please enter me :)

    Xxx

  72. This must have been so much fun to create- I love it! It’s funny in my last lecture my lecturer was talking about ways to present your photos including in books.

    Following on GFC ^_^ And tweeted @iflorrie

    Florrie x

  73. Hi – I’ve entered – Better late than never, eh? My Twitter name is @edenfoundMich

    Byee

    http://edenfound.blogspot.co.uk/

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