I tend to do everything in excess. And then take pictures to commemorate, because I either can't hold on to the item(s), like cookies, or a crocheted baby gift, or because I don't want to hold to the item, like the bajillion art projects my daughter brings home from daycare. Solution, photobooks! I've made several now and loved them all! My first was all the photos from my 25th birthday "party." Oprah had a free offer for Snapfish and those pics were the most easily accessible as the expiration of the offer quickly approached. Then earlier this year I made one for Emberly's third birthday weekend. We spent the weekend in Los Angeles, took her to Disneyland, Santa Monica Pier (where we saw Gwen Stefani, Gavin and kids!), and had a little gathering at my sister-in-law's house. And recently, Shutterfly was having a sale, on top of which, I received and email coupon. So I made two more; one of Emberly's art from the past two years and one of everything (well, almost everything, I had a couple handmade scarves stolen with luggage when Emberly was a baby and I don't have any pics :( ) I've crocheted, knit and sewn in the last several years.
It feels like such an accomplishment to have done something with all these pictures, for them to not just be lost in cyberspace forever.
And I've decided to stop waiting for coupons and rushing to put together a book, but to simply put them together, save them, and wait for a coupon to actually print. And if you're asking yourself if I could possibly be cheaper, the answer is, no, no it is not possible to be more of a cheapskate than I :D