Photo Book Review photo book review

I have always enjoyed scrapbooking.  Ever since I had my first camera I loved putting the photos in the album – first with those sticky corners (anyone remember those, or am I dating myself?)  Later my mom got me the sticky photo pages and when I was in high school I started actually scrapbooking.  This was before personal computers were really good for much, so my friends and I would cut words out of magazinesj or hand write our titles.

Now with most photos being digital, I find photo books to be a great keepsake, as well as a fun gift.

I was so excited when asked me to review their photo books.  What to make, and for who?

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I found the site super easy to use.  I made an 11.5 x 8.5 in. hardcover book and an 8 x 6 in. softcover book.  There are seven different sizes of photo books and each can have 20 or more pages. also has other options like blankets, ornaments, phone cases, greeting cards, shower curtains and more!!

I decided to use the hardcover photo book to make a fun Christmas present for my  three year old nephew.  Since we have had quite a few animals in our house at one time  or another, I made him a photo book called Aunt Teressa’s Farm photo book reviewIt was super easy to make.  I made the collage in Picmonkey,  then imported the photo.  You can pick all the backgrounds, borders, filters and  titles right in  the toolbar.

There are so many choices for uploading photos, and it’s super easy. You can add photos from your Facebook albums, Instagram, Flickr, or your own computer.  Or you can text photos directly from your phone.  I used the texting option  for most of my photos and  it went very quickly.

For the soft cover book, I made a recipe book of my best tomato recipes from the blog. photo book reviewI liked that I could alternate between the overview of all the pages or a close up of just one page.  You can’t copy and paste text in  the editor, so  I made my recipes .jpgs and uploaded them that way.  I think it turned out very well.

I procrastinated these projects, so I don’t have the finished products in my hands yet, but here are some examples of other’s finished projects using  (I will post pics of mine as soon as  I have them.) photo book review

I highly recommend  It was super easy to use and they have diverse photo products to meet all types of budgets and needs!!

For a limited time,  my readers can use this link for 51% off a 20-page 11.5″x8″ Hardcover Photo Book From !!

I  received complimentary photo book codes from for the purpose of review through  All opinions are 100% my own.

Cheesy Sun Dried Tomato Quick Bread Recipe

cheesy sun dried tomato bread recipeLast week I showed you how to make sun dried tomatoes in the oven.  Once you make a batch, these gummy goodies will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks.  You can use them to top salads, pastas or rice.  But I wanted to try something a little bit different this time.

As usual I took a few different recipes, added my own touches, and came up with this delicious Cheesy Sun Dried Tomato Quick Bread.  It was a big hit at a recent girls’ get-together, as well as being very popular with my family.  We like it best spread with either cream cheese or butter, but I bet it would make a great toasted cheese sandwich as well!!

Cheesy Sun Dried Tomato Bread


1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes

2 1/4 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. sugar

2 tsp. Italian seasoning herb blend

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp. pepper

2 eggs

1 1/4 cups milk

1 Tbsp. vinegar

3 Tbsp. canola oil

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 cup shredded four cheese blend


Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, baking soda and pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk together milk and vinegar.  Stir in eggs and both oils.  Add to dry ingredients and stir, just until moistened.  Fold in cheese and sun dried tomatoes.

Pour into 2 medium loaf pans.  Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

 cheesy sun dried tomato bread recipeEnjoy!!