It’s no secret that the gallery wall has picked up in popularity with a vengeance over the last several years.
What began as a simple way to show off your family photographs along the staircase has now become a staple in any area of the home – from a colorful display around the television, above the bed or your cozy kitchen nook, gallery walls are here to stay.
Some of my favorites feature an eclectic and collected look; they’re seemingly effortless, and yet, do you find yourself struggling to find that same balance? With a little bit of prep, you can put together that perfectly imperfect wall in just a few simple steps!
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This September, Scott and I took a two-week road trip across America, hugging Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles! It was an experience of a lifetime – exhilarating, inspiring and exhausting all at once – and one that we’ll absolutely be talking about for years to come. From the moment we booked the rental car, I was most excited about the photos I couldn’t wait to capture; there would be so much to explore and see. Scott always says that I’m happiest with my camera in hand, and this only intensifies when we travel!
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With the holidays quickly approaching, you can be sure of one thing – there will be plenty of cookies to eat!
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Choosing a save the date photo card is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. It kicks off the party and gets the planning for your celebration started. There are several styles of save the datesto choose from these days but one of the most unique is the save the date decal.
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To celebrate her son Anton’s second birthday, Joanna of A Cup of Jo created a custom board book with thick, kid-friendly pages. Joanna remarks about how now at nearly two years old, Anton is “really starting to speak. It’s such a fun age! To help him learn words, we made him his own Pinhole Press Mini Book of Names & Faces.”
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We love how Rachel Hollis of The Chic Site created a Mini Book of Names and Faces to prepare for her family’s adoption. Her meet and greet mini board book is a precious adoption gift for her family’s future little girl.
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My husband and I just recently moved into a brand new-to-us 1960s home in Virginia, and have spent the past month trying to make it feel like ours. Although organizing (and recycling all of those cardboard boxes!) was the priority, now that we are a little more settled, I’ve turned my attention to styling the surfaces in each of the rooms.
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To save you time and stress, we asked the National Association of Professional Child Photographers to share their best holiday card outfit advice. To find a professional photographer in your area, search their directory of photographers here.
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Holiday photo cards have become the most popular way to share a family update during the holiday season. Whether it’s a gorgeous family portrait or a hilarious outtake, the photo is the first thing you notice on a holiday card. The second thing you notice is quality.
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Sharing your latest family photo, an image from your last vacation or your kids’ school pictures is just a tap or swipe away in today’s tech-savvy world. Social media makes sharing photographs and connecting with friends and family members, whether they’re across the street or across the country, easier than ever. With this instant access to photos and greetings, you might even reconsider sending out holiday cards when a simple holiday greeting is just a click away. Before you ditch holiday cards for a smartphone–snapped photo on Facebook or Twitter though, consider these distinct advantages of sending holiday cheer the old-fashioned way.
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