Thank you for all the sweet, thoughtful comments in my last post. I don’t mean to be a negative nelly so I’m just going to keep hoping for the best and focus on the positives.
Last year, the hubs and I went on our first trip to Europe where we took hundreds of photos, most of which still reside on my computer because I haven’t had the time to print them and create a full album. As much as I love digital pictures and digital picture frames, photo sharing sites, Facebook, and online photo albums, they still don’t replace good old fashioned photo albums and my goal is to fill several large photo albums with pictures from all of our trips and life experiences. Maybe I’ll have one dedicated to home improvements, or maybe we’ll do one dedicated to all of the baseball games we’ve been to, or perhaps we’ll have one full of pictures of our furbaby. I just love photo albums!
But taking it a step further, I also love having photos displayed throughout the house, like on bookshelves, coffee tables and hanging on the walls. And then I realized that we don’t have any pictures from Europe displayed anywhere in our house. So on a random Wednesday evening a couple of weeks ago, I decided to remedy the situation and with the help of my trusty husband, we headed to Kohl’s to pick out some frames. Then we went to Kinko’s to have some of our favorite photos blown up and printed. The great thing about Kinko’s is 1) they’re open 24 hours so even though we were there at 10 pm on a Wednesday night, they were still friendly and helpful and didn’t try to rush us out the door. 2) Photo printing is super cheap and for the cost of a couple of bucks, you too can have frame-worthy photos printed within minutes.
From our trip to Malta, we had this photo:
and this photo:
blown up and placed into 11 x 14 frames
These lovelies are now hanging in our bedroom.
Then, we took these three photos from Rome:
made sure that last one was in black & white (which I can’t seem to find right now), printed them, and framed them to go with the rest of our B&W wall art in our family room.
This picture makes the photos look more Sepia but I blame my iPhone and the lighting. It looks MUCH better in person. I also dated the bottom of the matted frame for a little additional personalization.