Displaying Instagrams

April 18, 2012

Over at Dotcoms for Moms this week, I share some ideas on displaying Instagram photos around your home including details on how I accomplished my Instagram collage.

It’s a rainy and cloudy day in these parts, making it too dark shoot some projects (can’t wait to share!) I’m working on, so I’ll instead be focusing my efforts on the pile of laundry that is literally a small hill. Loads of clean laundry usually start out on my bed, but ultimately gets shoveled off to the floor at the end of the day. Good intentions!

Instagram Gallery

March 20, 2012

Yesterday, I posted a pic of this Instagram gallery on…Instagram and received such a positive response, I thought I’d share it here too. I was asked if it was a single print, but it is actually made up of 4×4″ Instagram prints laid out on poster board. My prints were ordered from PostalPix and the frame cost me $10 from Ikea. I know you can order a Instagram poster somewhere online, but I wanted to control the column spacing and have the images fit in a decent looking frame.

Wouldn’t an entire wall of these make a statement? I plan on making a few for Mara’s room. I love seeing these snapshots and being reminded of fun/silly/sleepy moments.


January 25, 2012

My friend Allison, who writes the awesome blog All for the Boys, did a fun post showcasing real boys’ rooms. Click over to see what inspired her and view some other kid rooms in situ!

You can see that my boys’ room is nearly devoid of any decor. Sad. I’d like to use the excuse that we’ve moved here only in July, but six months is ample time to at least get a couple photographs on the walls! So, I’ll use the baby excuse instead. That one gets me out of all sorts of things! Besides, the boys are totally into decorating their room by themselves. See?

One thing I had never anticipated with raising boys is how sentimental they are with treasured objects. Now that they’re a little older and more conscious of their living environment, they’re wanting to save and display their creations or little prizes they earn. Time I start thinking of ways to organize it all.

And one last thought. Have any of you ever stumbled upon anything gross/weird in your kids room? For me it was a black, BLACK half-eaten banana hidden under Kai’s bed. This AR mommy nearly had a heart-attack coming across that one!

For Baby Girl: Cloud Pillow

October 28, 2011

I really ought to be cleaning/nesting but making stuff is so much more fun.

My sewing skills are pedestrian at best, so I’m glad I was able to pull off this cloud pillow to the degree expected of myself (not very high). I even hand-drew the chevron pattern using a fabric marker. Brilliant idea by Mer that I’ve been wanting to try out.

A happy cloud is so apropos right now because it’s going to be a rainy weekend.

Blanks to fill in

August 29, 2011

It’d be kinda great to have the baby room put together before she arrives. I have about 10 weeks to fill up the empty spaces and move out empty boxes (the vacant room has become a dumping ground of sorts). At least clothes shopping is moving along at a better pace. SO fun.