Key West: Mini Book


Of course I had to create a mini book for Key West.
I painted the front and back of the book (made of chipboard).

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The first page is a label with the dates we were there with a chipboard sun.
I added the flowered paper to both inner sides of the cover.
I took my Polaroid camera this trip and I’m really glad I did.
I saved a ton of different things from the trip to add to my book.
The “FLL” tab is from our luggage and I grabbed a business card from our resort.

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The book is pretty simple.
I used different sized photos throughout and labels for some journaling.

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Along with business cards and whatnot I got some post cards too.
I used a few of the chipboard suns/flowers etc throughout this book.

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One the left is a photo that is 8×5 and I just cut it in half.
On the right I made a small tag and added photos to each side of it and a ribbon.

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I saved brochures from different activities we did.

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I cut up the brochure for our ghost tour so I could add it to the book.
I also kept our stickers/tickets.

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I also cut up the snorkeling brochure.
The pink paper is just a fun transparency I added in.

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More Polaroids! I love them and I enjoyed using my camera.


The last page is a post card and some final journaling.

I may go back and add more to this book-more details-but for now I’m happy with it and it’s
sitting on our bookshelf in our living room with the rest of my books.


Key West: Part One


Wednesday was our traveling day.
Two flights and a four hour car ride.
We got to the hotel around 11:30 pm so we went straight to bed.
It was weird driving into Key West at night because once we woke up in the morning I was like “I wonder what Key West looks like”.

Our hotel room was really cute and I loved where we stayed.

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 Thursday we decided to check out the beaches. We wanted to see which one we liked the best and would return to.
We found a nice one with lots of actual beach and wasn’t ever really crowded. Plus free parking! Can’t beat that!

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There was an amazing restaurant right on the beach.
We ended up going there twice and I got calamari in marinara sauce. AMAZING!

That night we went to the restaurant located at our hotel. It had a rating of 4.5 stars and I would have given it 100.
Best seafood I’ve ever had!

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We got up early to go snorkeling.
Danny loved it.
I did not.
I chickened out. I’m actually shocked that I got out in the ocean at all.

I was thinking they were going to take us somewhere shallow. Nope.
As soon as I got in the water I panicked. Literally.
I have anxiety issues to begin with.

So I got out as fast as I possibly could. I really didn’t want to ruin it for Danny by hanging on to him the whole time.

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After snorkeling we did some cite-seeing.


I hate when Danny has drill, but those are the weekends that I can do what I want and get stuff done that he wouldn’t want to do or usually we have plans when he’s home.

Before he left we had a little date night at Applebees.


Then came home and we rolled change for our wedding. Yeah that sounds totally cheap but it works. And it started with us just throwing our change in a box and realizing that each time we counted it we were getting at least $50. So we started rolling it and depositing it into our bank account. At first I was thinking that it wouldn’t make a big difference, but at this rate it could get us a couple hundred dollars for the wedding.


I started my fourteenth book this year!!! (Pride and Prejudice) Which means once I’ve finished it I hit my goal. I had no idea that I would hit it this fast! I’m thinking about raising it but I may just go with the flow.

I ran errands and was able to pick out a new swim suit for vacation. I’m sure my other two fit but the fact that I have had them for at least two years I talked myself into getting another one – it was hard to convince me.

I also did the typical cleaning and laundry and hanging out with Annabel.

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My mom also came over. We’re throwing my cousin a bridal shower in May so we worked on her invites.

I ordered a bunch of favor bags for our wedding and started stamping them.


I did some work on our engagement mini book and a Project Life spread. At the rate I’m going I may need to split 2014 into two albums!

Danny got home at a decent time on Sunday so we got to hang out. I was so happy to see him.

And we turned the clocks forward an hour – more daylight! I love it!

Cheers to a new week – hopefully it goes by quick!