Thursday, February 13, 2014

DIY: ABC's of you and me book!

So college can break a person. (Physically and mentally...) I am talking about the money aspect of it though. So this Valentines Day I just couldn't afford to spend $100 on Aaron's present...Especially when I have had one too many snow days lately and missed work. So I decided I would do something with my own TWO HANDS!!! Yay for crafty! I wanted to make him something I saw on Pinterest. The ABC'S of you and me book. So remember a couple post back when I said I was going to Hobby Lobby? Well I WENT! I came out with stuff that cost about half my life savings....Hahah I am jk. I got a lot of awesome stuff for about $27...Then I spent $2 on the pictures I printed out... So all and all I spent about $29 on Aaron's gift. (Which is a little more than I wanted to spend but I am a cheapo...)
I got three sheets of stickers, a sheet of sparkly boarders, a roll of sparkly red heart boarders, a sheet of little fake pearls, a pack of letters, some mounting stickers, and a pack of metallic sharpies. I forgot to take a picture of the actual book!!! But it was called a "photo album" but had blank pages! :)
***Note***Every single one of my Sharpie markers dried out by the time I was done with my book. I didnt use them that much so it was really depressing because I spent $7 on them! :( ***
So the whole concept of the book is having a page for each letter and making them relevant to our relationship. I am not going to share every single one I came up with because most of them are personal and I want to keep them between me and my man candy. :)

This is the front of my book! I just took out the picture from the front and lined it with pearls!
This is one of the ones with a picture on it. He loves this picture because he loves making the "serious face" in pictures. (Don't ask me why...)  But We climbed to the top of Chimney Rock in Asheville earlier this year and it was so fulfilling!
F was for Football Fans! Aaron is a Seminoles fan and I am a Clemson girl! 
J was for Jack of all trades. And I said (Or Aaron of all trades). I loved this one because Aaron can do anything he sets his mind to. 
W was for We're Weird....Because we kinda are . He knows I love the Dr. Seuss quote that says "We're all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it love."  So this was a little more meaningful than just some stickers and stuff! :)

I hope you guys enjoyed a peek into the present I made for Aaron!!! :) I hope you guys have a great Valentines day! I am going to be working but spending time with my seven angels wont be too bad! :) Again, Happy Valentines day guys!!! :)

Love Always,
Elizabeth

1 comment:

  1. This is such a cute idea!
    It came out great :)

    xo Franchesca
    cityymermaid.blogspot.com

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