Thursday, August 14, 2014

Friday Favorites - Chatbooks Edition

I'm not sure I've ever been SO glad it's Friday. For realz.

Other than that one time I found out I was pregnant during the first week of school (oh wait.... that was twice) I'm not sure I've ever had a more hectic/crazy start to the school year.

I'm still voiceless, but I'm managing.  My fever broke (hallelujah!!!) and Luke has had a fantastic week - so that's a win in my book. 

Up until about 4:02 p.m. yesterday I was legitimately going to name my Friday Favorite Extra Strength Mucinex and call it a day.  Thankfully for y'all - the best package ever was waiting for me at home after work and you were spared me singing the praises of 12 hour expectorant. 

Is the suspense killing you???  Before I spill the beans about my favorite, don't forget the "rules" for the link-up...

1) Link to me, Narci or Erika (or all of us!)
2) Post our graphic on your post (grab the code below!)
3) Link to your Friday favorites post (not just a random post you wrote a few weeks ago. hahaha.  But seriously).

Momfessionals

Today - I am beyond excited to introduce you to ChatBooks

Maybe I'm late to the party and all of you are already doing this - but I'm going to assume not and proceed like I'm sharing the worlds best news.  Ever.

Chatbooks is an app that you can download to your phone (only iPhone right now - but apparently it's coming to other platforms) that takes your pics DIRECTLY from your Instagram account and compiles them into books!  Best part??? They're 60 pages and cost SIX DOLLARS INCLUDING SHIPPING!!!

STOP!!!  I'm in love!!!  
When I signed up - it loaded my whole IG account and I had 83 books I could print.  I felt like that was totally justifiable, Dave thought otherwise :)  I decided to start our collection at the beginning of the summer, and I have one more book that finished this week on it's way to me as well.



I feel like there are SO many memories stored on Instagram that never get printed.  This service does it all for you!


The quality is AWESOME!!! The cover is a matte finish and the inside paper is glossy and thick.


You can choose whether or not to have your captions printed - at first I was going to opt out of having them on there but I am soooooo glad I included them.



The best part??? Look how cute the spines are!!!
And they come with Volume Numbers!!!  These are going to look AWESOME on my built ins :) 
If they ever make it there - because so far the boys have been hogging them flipping through and talking about the fun stuff we did in the pictures :)

The app is really user friendly (and free!) and tells you how many pages of your current book are filled...


You can click on volumes and exclude pics (I have so many excluded because Dave didn't want me spending $500 printing all of our IG photos from the last 2 years) and choose your cover.  Seriously y'all - it's crazy easy.

So download the app and get excited, friends!!! 
Oh, and link up and share your Friday Favorites, too.

Sidenote: I was in NO WAY compensated for this review. I paid for my own books and just feel crazy passionate apparently about sharing the awesomeness with you!!!

   
   

45 comments:

  1. Those Chatbooks are perfect and the clarity looks great!! I love the volume numbers on the sides.
    I will definitely be looking into printing with them :)
    Hoping you get so much rest this weekend and feel 100% by Monday!!
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  2. These are ADORABLE.

    I found out I was pregnant during the first week of school once. I had just switched schools and I thought, well, they're going to be so happy they hired me now! #doh

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  3. I am so excited about this!!! Thank you so much for letting us know !! Hope you are completely well and very fast, and so glad Luke had a great week!!

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  4. So cute! This is the first time I've heard of these... Do you know if they link to FB pics too?

    Feel better!

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  5. I have never heard of Chatbooks.....but I want them! They look amazing! Thanks for sharing friend!!!!!

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  6. You were right!!! Love this!!!! Off to download this app!!

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  7. This is the coolest thing EVER!!!! I'm documenting life this year on IG and NEED this in my life!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend!

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  8. I also do groovebook (pictures uploaded from your phone that you may not post) and they are $2.99 per book including shipping!

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  9. Best Friday favorite ever! I'm downloading this ASAP! How super cool is this! Girl thank you so much for sharing...and glad you're on the road to recovery. Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend! Rest up girl!!!!

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  10. I have never heard of chatbooks before, but...oh my!!! I must get this app immediately!!

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  11. This is awesome and a great christmas present for grandparents.

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  12. I love this idea, but I have an Android phone, so I have to wait..womp, womp. I even emailed customer service to see if I could load through the computer..but no luck :-( Happy Friday!!

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  13. I remember seeing either this company {or a competitor} on Shark Tank one week and thought it was genius! They look so cute!

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  14. I just recently heard about these as well!! Can't wait for them to be available for Android!!

    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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  15. This is awesome!!! I can't wait to order!
    Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  16. Oh my goodness! I need to start doing those chat books too! Seriously friend, when do you have the time? I swear you must wear a super hero cape under your layers ;).

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  17. Andrea, I absolutely love these books! I will definitely be checking them out to make one or several ;). Thanks for hosting the link up party!

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  18. THIS. IS. GENIUS. Thank you for making me aware of this! I'm downloading the app this very moment! Happy Friday, lady!

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  19. What a great app! Downloading now! Thanks for sharing!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  20. I just downloaded this app last week and was wishing I knew someone that had ordered from them so I could see what they looked like. So YAY for this post, I'll be putting my order in today. The books look great can't wait to get mine!

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  21. I didn't even make it through the end of the post before I downloaded the app! That's awesome! I can't wait to order mine, thanks for sharing!!!! Btw, your family is adorable!

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  22. Oh...you are right. I LOVE this. I do GrooveBook {it was in my favorites post last week!} and I love it. I love these too though. Hmmm....maybe I need both? :) Glad you are feeling better!

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  23. Love this idea! Thanks! By the way, I made your apple spice cupcake/muffins last night and they were a big hit! :)

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  24. These are so nice, it is great to look at pictures.....not a phone with pictures on it!!

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  25. OMG I am in LOVE with them. This needs to come to the Android platform ASAP because I would love these :)
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon!

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  26. OMG I am in LOVE with them. This needs to come to the Android platform ASAP because I would love these :)
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon!

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  27. I just heard about these chat books earlier this week and they are genius but I have an android so have to wait till it comes to my device before I can start using this awesomness, sigh!

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  28. How cool are those books! I don't IG, but if I did - I would totally be buying these. And now I need to go tell my best friend who does use IG that she needs to get these....stat! :)

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  29. Oh my goodness....I'm in trouble now!! So fun...thanks for sharing

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  30. Thank you for this! I am already avoiding doing work and making my own books! lol! Hope you feel better soon Andrea :)

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  31. This is amazing!!! Im downloading the app right now!!! I'm going to make some for my husband to keep on his desk at work! (so he can remove the ridiculous shrine of us from his shelves and desk….seriously…it's embarrassing)

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  32. This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. um...that app looks AMAZING! I am going to download it RIGHT NOW! So excited! And your pictures are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us:)

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  34. These are amazing!! I only had six books so I just ordered them all!! I can't wait to have them in my hands! These are perfection! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Thank you so much for sharing this- never heard of that app and I LOVE it!!! I can honestly say your blog is my favorite blog on the internet....you are an incredible lady and I hope you feel better soon.

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  36. Definitely going to have to try Chatbooks! Right now I'm using Groovebook, which uploads 100 photos from your phone every month and sends them to you for $2.99/month. I love it but Instgram pics don't turn out that well. Thanks for the tip!

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  37. I taught for 7 years before we moved to Stockholm, Sweden last summer for my husband's job and I ALWAYS lost my voice the first week or two of school. You forget how germy kids can be :). I will be praying you start feeling better soon. There is nothing worse than trying to train a new class with no voice. I sure hope Chatbooks come to Android soon because I NEED an instagram book! Love reading all about your family and your life as a teacher :)!

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  38. Hope you feel better soon! Can't wait to download the Chatbooks app. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Downloading app NOW!!! This is awesome. Love that you included the words..,just precious!!! Have a restful weekend. xo

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  40. OMG girlfriend!! I had heard about these, but you made them look SO much more amazing!! I am TOTALLY doing this at bedtime tonight...I might have shrieked while reading your entire post!! ;) Thanks for sharing in such an in-depth way to show how it really works!! These.are.amazing!! <3 ...and p.s. I am glad you are feeling better & that Luke had an awesome first week!!

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  41. What a great app! I've heard of others similar, but not one yet that links to Instagram. Although, I don't think I need volumes of books of my OOTD photos! ha! This would be great for family and travel though! Thanks for sharing! And for hosting! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  42. Did it take your phone a long time to download the chat book app? Mine is still "creating" and it's been several hours! THanks for sharing!!

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  43. Thank you for sharing this!!! I was so excited, I immediately went to download but I too am having issues with it. Mine has been saying "Creating" for 30 minutes or more. Is this normal?

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