Surprise #3: Tomorrow is the first day of my Decorating with Portraits series in 2012. I plan to completely switch from crazy September to light hearted February, unless I feel completely inspired to do it again in the fall. I like this time slot, and lots of people have just taken their fall family portraits and are ready to get them up! I even got a new button frame that I like better (kinda like my Orange Blossom frame hanging in my home). This little frame is in my sidebar, and you can click on it at any time to see February’s posts as well as last Septembers.
I almost changed the series to Decorate with Photography because it doesn’t have to be professional portraits–that’s not what I want to emphasize here. It’s family photos that I want you to think about incorporating into your home decor. As a photographer, I like beautiful portraits and I think families should have nice portraits taken at least every few years. I know it is not always affordable to do so, but we all should be taking pictures of our family, and at the very least have “neighbor Suzy” take our family pictures ONCE a year! Yes–mom’s you NEED to be in those pictures with your kids! They need to see you as a family unit, and they love you just the way you are. You will regret it years down the road if you weren’t in pictures from time to time. So I say–pass the camera off. They don’t have to be “portraits” they can be snapshots that you decorate with. Research shows that children feel a stronger sense of security, self worth, belonging to see themselves displayed in pictures around their homes. So this series is a push for everyone to decorate your homes with photos of your loved ones. All month in February we will be inpired by bloggers who have a passion for beautiful homes and their families, and show ways we can merge both by displaying family pictures.
Here is the group of guest bloggers on the day they post:
Excited as I am?
I am extending a challenge to all you readers out there: Get inspired by what you see posted on this series in the next month, and put the images of your loved ones around your home.
If you are new, hit “like” on the facebook tab on the side to join us in the February journey and not miss a post (you can also subscribe up above). Get to know some new bloggers, and visit their sites. I am inspired by ALL of them, I hand picked them to join along.