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It's the little things...

Monday, March 14, 2016

film, instant photo,

 like getting organized and for way less money than expected!

In April of last year I posted about finally getting all my instax photos in albums. See here. It's so silly but ughhh, it felt so great. I take great pride in being organized. It kills me that any of my photos are just in boxes. Something that had been bugging me, especially due to how many I've been taking recently, is that my polaroid photos weren't in albums. I had them all squished into one box that never sees the light of day.

For a little over a year I had been putting off buying albums for them. The only ones I really liked, or could even find, were from Urban Outfitters, hold 33 photos, and cost $12 per album. With all the photos I have it was going to add up quickly. I finally decided to just go for it.  I wanted to shop in person just because I never really have an excuse to go to Urban Outfitters. I also didn't want to pay for shipping on something I already hated spending any money on.

I get to the store, find the albums and just my luck they have a bunch of black ones in stock. I turn it over just to double check the price only to find that they had been marked down to $5.99!  SCORE. I grabbed six of them and headed downstairs to the check out. When the cashier asked if I had found everything okay I exclaimed how excited I was about the sale. Then I looked down and they were ringing up for $1.99! DOUBLE SCORE! Of course, I ran back upstairs to grab a few more because who knows how long it is before I can't find them again.

polaroid, photo album, instant photo, impossible project

Consider this a friendly reminder to get your photos in albums! It feels darn good. Plus they're so much more fun to look through when they aren't in a stack.
xoxo

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19 thoughts

  1. Gotta love a good bargain! I think photo albums are quickly becoming a thing of the past, unfortunately!

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    1. Yeah, it kind of seems that way! I definitely don't get photos printed as often as I used to. Nothing beats a physical album you can flip through though!

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  2. Putting photos in albums is a pleasure we share. I just love doing it, but in my small city in Brazil people don't seem to care about it so there are not so many options and they are all very pricey. But at least twice a year I print my favorite photos and add another album to my growing collection. Those polaroids are great, Im really a fan of your love for printed photos.

    Love,
    A.

    http://anna-costa.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Thanks Anna! :)

      Yeah, there really doesn't seem to be many album options here either... or at least not in a price range I want to pay. They sure do add up quickly.

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  3. I LOVE it when that happens! I'd have bought the lot! These look great too, so cute and colourful. I really need to get onto de-digitizing my photos and getting some albums. I was literally just thinking about this the other night. I think I am going to have to make it a priority after we're married (right now too much else going on, not to mention house renos!).

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    1. Well wedding photos will be a great place to start! ;)

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  4. These are SO CUTE! Massive discounts make projects so much better, I feel ya!

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    1. Oh, heck yeah! I was really dreading how much it would cost to buy all the albums but that discount make it easy peasy!

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  5. Urban Outfitters sales were always my favorite when I was in college. There was an UO at the top of my street. It was great!

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    1. I actually rarely ever go there. Mostly because I know if I go I'll spend too much money! :P

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  6. Those are the perfect little albums! It feels great to get photos organized :)

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  7. I just bought my very first Instax camera and I'm so excited about using it, and have been dreaming up different ways to display or store them. I love your colorful albums!

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    1. Oooh! Can't wait to see what you shoot, Mindi! :)

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  8. I can imagine the excitement you must have felt when you discovered that they were only $1.99 -- I would have been too!

    http://jesandbleu.com

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    1. Yeah, I couldn't believe it! My timing couldn't have been more perfect. :)

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  9. What a great idea!! I love my lil insta camera but I've been kinda just piling up the pics in a box! I have to check out these albums!! =) Thank you!

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