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Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

This post about documenting our summer travels is sponsored by Mixbook, a brand we love!  All opinions are 100% our own.

Sweet, sweet Summer is here and it's been such a great one so far.  I truly do live for Summer and making the most of our time with the girls at home.  We're super lucky to have gotten to travel with them so much in their young lives so far.  Ryan and I have made it a point to not let the stresses of traveling with little ones hold us back.  We've taken the girls to Palm Springs, Disneyland, San Diego, Indiana, Seattle, and Hawaii a few times!  To make sure we document all of our fun travels, we love to make travel photo books from Mixbook!

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

It's no secret that I LOVE documenting our fun through photos.  In fact, right now I have close to 17,000 photos on my cell phone.  I've spent a lot of time practicing and learning my camera so that I will have a lot of great quality photos of the girls from their baby and toddler years.  I am also super passionate about printing your photos out.  

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

We've had photographers come to our home to take photos that comment on how they love seeing how many photos we have printed out in our home.  I want to make sure you work on getting all those Summer travel memories printed out in photo books. I'm sharing a simple tool with you from Mixbook, so that you can document your summer travels in photo books.  Make sure to read all the way to the end for an amazing discount code!

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Our Cannon Beach Photo Book

We recently made a travel photo book with Mixbook showing off our trip to Disneyland.  I loved how simple it was to make! We decided to make another for our Summer travels to Cannon Beach Oregon.  This book is actually a few trips lumped into one. Our family visit there often, and it's our happy place. I've been going since I was 2 weeks old and I brought both girls before they were even a month old!  We usually just go for the day, and it's the perfect road trip to take with young kids.

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Since we take so many photos during our visits, I try to organize the photos into files sorted by month and day.  This way, I can easily find them when I'm ready to create my book on Mixbook.  The girls LOVE reading through their Mixbook's (if you can't tell by the photos!).  Even though Madi is still so young, she looks through the photos and talks about the memories in them.  It's so crazy that she remembers things so well, but I love seeing her light up when she has memories pop up from looking at the photos.

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Travel Photo Books with Mixbook

I was so excited to give Mixbook a try.  I've ordered photo books from other companies, and their systems were always so clunky and would crash often, I thought that was just the norm!  They also showed up terribly pixelated. When I first started putting our book together with Mixbook, it worked like a dream.  

The book editing software is so smooth! I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I won't be ordering anything other than Mixbook for our photo books, cards, prints, etc.  The photo's in our photo books were so crisp and clear.  The tiny details still showed up, like the girls sand on their faces.  You really have to see the editing tool for yourself!

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Tips For Creating Your Travel Photo Book

  1. Go on your trip knowing you are going to document it in a photo book.  I love taking photos of food at restaurants, tiny sea shells on the beach, foot prints in the sand, road signs, your kids sitting on the plane, hotel keys, etc so that you can really tell a story in your book.
  2. Organize your photos.  Set up a file organization system early, or things will get out of hand quickly!  I like to organize by year, month, and event.
  3. Include text.  Share things you ate, people you met, or places you saw in your book.  You'll be looking back on this for years to come, so make sure all the details are there!
  4. Make the cover especially beautiful so you can set it out on display.  We use our photo books as coffee table books, and love having them out and ready to be looked at.
  5. Ask for photos from others that you traveled with.  Even the cell phone photos that I uploaded into the Mixbook editing software turned out beautifully!  I was so surprised that they didn't come out pixelated.  Mixbook also allows you to brighten an image right in the software.  This was one touch I really loved!
  6. Make things even easier and use a template for your book!  Mixbook offers a ton of already laid out templates.  You just have to plug in the photos.  They make it fool proof.  I am loving their Oh Joy! line and their new the House that Lars Built photo book line.
  7. Print multiple books for friends and family!  I printed off 3 copies of our Disneyland book.  One for my aunt and one for my mom since they were on the trip with us.  They absolutely loved them.  My mom wants me to make another copy of the Cannon Beach book for her too!

Here is a peek inside our book!  Click the video below to see more!

Mixbook Discount Code

I promised you an amazing discount code, and here it is!  Use code HOOD50 (expires 8/15/19)  for 50% off your first photo book!  I'm so thankful to Mixbook for providing such a great discount for you guys.  I'd love to hear what you think once you check out their website and if you end up ordering a book.  Thank you so much for reading, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook

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One comment on “Documenting Our Summer Travels with Mixbook”

  1. Recently, I made a photo book with my wedding photos with the help of the Mixbook site. For the download of this Photobook, I paid some dollars. I got $20 off by applying Mixbook Coupons at the time of payment. I collected these coupons from MyCoupons site & got benefited.

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