Hi Guys! Most of you know by now that I’m pregnant and our little #gummerbaby is due in May (yay!). We decided to take a Babymoon trip to Palm Springs last month while I could still easily travel and we invited a few of our favorite pals to come along and make the trip even more fun! Since my list of things to do before the baby comes only seems to get longer and longer, I wanted to make sure and make a mini photo book of our trip ASAP before I ran out of time! It’s was pretty easy to get a lot of cute pictures in Palm Springs because, well, the whole place is just so darn cute! Here’s a few highlights from the mini book of our trip…
Since I knew I would want to use some gold embellishments, this gold mini album was perfect for this book (page inserts here). The first time we passed the official “Welcome to Palm Springs” sign it was pouring down rain and already dark, so I was glad we could come back later and get a better picture of it while the sun was out. The desert area behind the sign is so pretty!
We loved our Airbnb house and since we went in January it was really important to find one with a heated pool, hot tub (not for this pregnant lady though-wah!), and fire pit!
The Parker hotel is amazing!! The gardens were closed to non-guests on the weekend, so I need to go back and visit that spot again next time…
We found the door!! So funny to be excited to see a “celebrity door” in person.
It wasn’t easy to find clothes in January for a Palm Springs trip when you’re almost 6 months pregnant, but I was so glad I at least had a few looks that made me feel special for the trip—and they are all things I can wear post baby too! Yay!
This was a fun book to use some 3D stickers with so I could place little flamingos or palm trees in certain spots and add a little dimension.
We took a few panoramic shots during the trip so I used both sides of the pages to create one long photo and they look great! It’s a nice way to break up all the single photos on the rest of the pages.
I love using stickers whenever I can to spell out words or phrases. It takes a little longer than writing it out, and you need to have various sizes on hand, but I love how it looks when finished!
How cool are those gold chipboard letters? Love them. This was a great album to use gold letters and embellishments in and really compliment the gold of the album cover as well. I feel like this album has a colorful and fun vibe to it, which is perfect because so does Palm Springs! I can’t wait to go back on another trip sometime, but until then, I can always take a stroll down memory lane with this cutie album…xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.
Beautiful as always! Can you recommend a precise paper trimmer for sizing photos to inserts? I’ve been searching and searching and I know you ladies will have all the info…
I used to do a lot of scrapbooking- this is a great way of scrapbooking on a smaller basis!! Brings a lot of fun to photo albums, can’t wait to try!
Hey Laura, have you ever tried Chatbooks? It’s my new favorite way to print instagram photos (mostly because it requires veeerry little work on my end!).
They’re a photo book app for iPhone or Android (finally something for us android users!) that can pull pictures from your Instagram, Facebook, or camera roll. It’s only $8 a book and they give away your first book free. Also, they’re running a promo that if you refer 5 people, you’ll get 5 YEARS worth of books for free! If anyone’s interested, I can give you my link for a free book. 🙂
I’ve been dying to go to Palm Springs! Love these pics.
I am addicted to alpha stickers because I agree with you that they look so much better than handwriting. I love them so much that even my fiancé has noticed that they are my number one scrapbooking buy.
Very lovely album 😀
Laura ~ you look adorable pregnant. 🙂
This is so fun and cute!
I love these little Album Ideas.
This looks like it was such a fun trip! I love the way you chose to embellish the album.
Hi Jasilyn! Laura uses this Canon printer: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/printers/inkjet-multifunction/ts-series-inkjet/ts8020-black/pixma-ts8020 🙂 -Jacki
if you plan on breastfeeding you won’t be able to wear those dresses for a while. you’ll want to wear more convenient clothes, dresses that open in the front or 2 pieces so that you can lift your shirt to feed your baby. before i had my daughter i mostly wore dresses, then i had to put them away for a log while. she´s 2 now and only now i am starting to bring them back to my wardrobe.
That must have been such a fun project to make 🙂
What do you use to print your photos?
It’s so cute! I love how small it is!
about that REPTILE??? PS in california or florida???
This is the cutest thing ever!
this is increasing my california fever 🙂
this is so so cute! y’all’s trip looked like so much fun! perfect babymoon!
a whimsy wonderland
Amazing! I’m visiting next month and all your post made me so excited!