Baking brown butter treats at home
Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture
Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu

Pottery Barn Knock-off Giant Paint Palette and Brush

Pottery Barn Knock-off Giant Paint Palette and Brush

Today is my mom’s birthday! Her knick name is Rainy and she loves rainbows, so I though in honor of her, I’d post about my Pottery Barn Knock Off Giant Paint Pallet and Brush set from our Colorful Playroom Makeover. Some of you may remember that my parents are currently living

The story of the Red Dresser {Annie Sloan Paint}

Good Will dresser to red treasure

If you didn’t see the Colorful Playroom Wall Gallery I posted a few weeks ago, then you might have missed the introduction of the Red Dresser I painted that is the focal point of the wall. This dresser is FILLED with character, and I thought I’d share the story about how it came to be, and the treasure we found inside. First, let me say that I painted this with Annie Sloan Red (a.k.a. Emporer’s… Continue Reading

Picture Plaque

How to make a Picture Plaque

Today I’m excited to share with you a fun Picture Plaque I’ve made for my daughter, with plans to make one for each child. I’ve got a great story behind what inspired me to do this (read below). I’m also a part of a fun series to celebrate March being “Craft Month” with Crafting in the Rain, she asked 26 bloggers  to select a letter, and I chose “P” knowing I could use picture or… Continue Reading

Colorful Playroom Wall Gallery

Pottery Barn Knock Off Paint Brush Set

It’s the END of the Decorating with Pictures series, and I’ve simply LOVED it! Have you???  If you haven’t had a chance to enter the giveaways, they all end on March 5th, so go now and enter every one of the amazing prizes from 56 shops!!! I’m excited to share what I’ve been putting together!  Are you ready for something criz-azy?!?  Let my introduce you to my Colorful Playroom Wall Gallery!  To hear the crazy… Continue Reading

Decorate with finger print memory art


Today our guest contributor is from Small Fry sharing how to decorate with finger print memory art. Small Fry is a children’s lifestyle blog that shares DIYs, recipes, fashion, films, and adventures all geared toward celebrating parent and child hood! We love how meaningful pictures make a space, but today’s tutorial turns your photos into art! This project is great for your child’s special day, whether it be the first day of school, a baptism or… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at ONE little MOMMA


Hello Capturing Joy readers! I’m Kilee from ONE little MOMMA. I blog about style, easy DIY projects and life as a momma of three boys. Before the birth of our eight month old little guy Knox, I spent months painting the entire interior of our house, getting home decor and photos hung in multiple rooms and putting together our nursery. I knew my time would be even more limited after the baby was born so I… Continue Reading

Decorating with Photos and Burlap


Hi Guys! I’m Maryann from Domestically Speaking and I’m thrilled to be a part of this awesome series (Kristen is a genius!).  If you’re new to Domestically Speaking I blog about things I love… DIY, paint, home décor, recipes, crafts and more… a crazy mix of all the things I heart! Today I’m sharing with you guys a mix of a few of my favorites… my kiddos’ photos and burlap! This is a fun DIY… Continue Reading

Decorating with Giant Wall Art


Hi Kristen Duke fans! I’m so stinking excited to be here! This is one of my most favoritest series ever! I’m Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun and I blog about all things crafty! I recently moved into a new house and have slowly started to fill up my blank walls. (very, very, slowly!) I’ve had such a hard time decided what to fill up my walls with…large works of arts? shelves? a… Continue Reading

Decorating with Clipboard Photo Display


Hi Capturing Joy Readers! I’m Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers, a place where I blog about DIY Home Decor, Seasonal Crafts, Recipes and a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I’m always trying to make something out of nothing and stretch a dollar (while almost always eating something sweet!). I’m so excited to be part of Kristen’s Decorating With Photos series. Family photos are a great way to fill large… Continue Reading

Decorating with Picture Frame Bookends


Hello fellow fans of Kristen Duke! I am Landee and I blog at (aka Landee See, Landee Do). I am so excited to be a part of Kristen’s awesome series Decorating with Pictures! I’m an avid crafter and dabbler in photography so this series is right up my alley. On my blog I also share projects I do around my home, recipes my family loves and printables for nearly every occassion.   Come on… Continue Reading

Decorating with Map Picture Frames


Hi Capturing Joy readers! I’m Kimberly from A Night Owl and I’m so excited to be sharing a fun picture DIY project with you today! My favorite place for capturing pictures and special moments is Instagram. And now that Instagram prints are so easy to print – I’m always looking for new and fun ways to feature them in our home! From hanging in a picture frame from with twine and clothespins, to posting up… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at Sugar Bee Crafts

photo frame mini banner tutorial

Hey everyone!!  I’m Mandy from the super-awesome blog Sugar Bee Crafts  – I’m super excited to be here on Capturing Joy – I’m been a huge fan of Kristen’s for years and years, and I’m even lucky enough to get to meet up online with her awesomeness each month.  And I absolutely love the Decorate with Pictures series – I just LOVE having pictures up in my home – it’s how I adorn my walls.… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures using Engineer Prints with East Coast Creative


Hey Everyone! We’re Monica and Jess from East Coast Creative Blog and The LiveWell Network’s DIY show “Knock It Off” and we’re so excited to be a part of Kristen’s Decorating with Pictures series! If you don’t know us, we’re best friends that are lucky enough to blog and work together! We’re kind of like an old married couple that finishes each other’s sentences, and yet we’re both really different too. We love that our… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at Teal and Lime


Hi, Jackie here from Teal & Lime.  A big thanks to Kristen for allowing me to join the party this month.  The Decorating with Pictures series is what initially got me hooked on reading Kristen’s blog. The first time my family photographer quizzed us in great detail about where we planned to hang pictures, BEFORE we ever took the pictures, I thought she was crazy! Don’t you just take the best pictures you can and… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at The White Buffalo Styling Co.


Hi y’all! I am Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. I was so excited when Kristen asked me to join in this series. I am so passionate about style and creating beautiful moments in your home for your family. I believe that our homes should not only be beautiful, but they should reflect and embrace our families. What better way to do that than decorating with family pictures? I have a big open wall… Continue Reading