Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Framed Photos in Our Living Room

Today we celebrate my youngest little loves birthday. Hard to believe she is a year old already. I feel like we just brought her home from the hospital.

Maybe it's just me but I feel like when we just had one child it was hard to do anything, but now that we have 2 kids I find that I want to do everything (and try to do more with the girls). I don't know if that makes sense at all, but one specific thing I've been trying to be better with is photos. I wasn't great about getting family photos done when Sheila was an infant, but I really want to make a point to have family photos taken at least once a year.

We had some photos taken this past spring and I was so happy with them. My friend Jill did a really great job and I knew I didn't want to waste any time getting these printed, framed, and hung up on the wall. My prints showed up last week and I went out to AC Moore to get my frames.

(For any local friends, Jill is doing mini-sessions in the fall. They are a half hour long and perfect if you have little ones. Jill is awesome!!)

I'm SO happy with how this turned out. I've used these specific frames from AC Moore a few times and was really pleased with them. They are so easy to use - the glass just pops out of the frame and pops back in and they are only $8.00 (and I didn't even have a coupon - shame on me). Plus, I really love the slim line of black with the white matted photos.

Not only am I thrilled to have these on the wall but the girls love to look up at the photos as well. We still haven't really done much to this room but it's slowly coming along.

Here is another shot for transparency purposes of this wall - there are toys everywhere!

Our goal eventually is to have built-in shelves installed on either side of the fireplace. Oh and that pile of coloring supplies that you can see to the far left has been rectified for the time being. 

I've been on an organizing rampage with a first birthday celebration coming up. I'll share some photos next week.

How are you with printing and framing photos? I'd love to know any photo organizing strategies.


  1. How is she a year old already?! Wow!!

    Such cute photos and a great way to commemorate a first birthday :)

  2. I like your photos of the girls! I can't believe your youngest is already a year old! Wow! I am SO bad about framing family pics and hanging them around the home. And, it is so true, kids love looking at pics of themselves/family. I hope (one day) I'll get my act together. Good for you with making it a priority!

  3. So sweet...love the framed portraits. Embrace the toys...as you are learning...the days are long and the years are short. Those toys will be long gone soon enough!

  4. Your girls are gorgeous, Holly! I love how the pink in their outfits pops off of your walls. I have similar frames in a grid of large photos above my sofa. I love how simple and sleek they are, not to mention affordable. Thanks for keeping it real and highlighting the toys! They seem to find a way of creeping into and under every surface of our homes. My best tip for organizing photos is to try to get them off your phone/camera and uploaded to Snapfish or something similar asap. I used to be great at this and would have them printed and put into albums promptly. I've been pretty good about the uploading, but slacking on the printing. It's always easier said than done when life is happening all around me. Enjoy the big celebration and those sweet smiles!

  5. What beautiful photos - I've been sooo bad about getting professional family photos for the last several years. Your post is a good reminder for me to get that done in 2014. Happy birthday to your little one - crazy how fast their first year goes by!

  6. These are precious! I can't wait to get photos hung!