Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture
Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu
Easy dessert, similar to a dump cake

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

Around a Photographers Home

picture collage

Hello, everyone! I am Amy Lucy Lockheart, a children’s and family photographer from Minneapolis. What a pleasure it is to be able to share some of the ways I display photos around my own home. Thank you so much for inviting me to participate in this wonderful series, Kristen! I am very passionate about photography – it plays a huge role in my personal and professional life. I am the owner of Amy Lucy Photography,… Continue Reading

Photo Gallery Wall


Hi. I am Nicole. Family photographer in Denver and all around good time……Thanks so much for stopping by, I was so excited when Kristen emailed me and asked me to collaborate on her decorating with pictures series. It is something that is near to my heart because. photographer. I will keep it very visual. I just love the idea of mixing art, numbers, words with photos. It brings this sense of cohesiveness as well as… Continue Reading

Monogram Photo Clipboard


Wow, I’m so excited to be here today! I’m Chelsea and I blog over at Making Home Base. Whenever inspiration strikes I share home decor and DIY ideas, thrift store finds, budget friendly crafts, and my favorite dessert recipes. I’ve loved Kristen’s Decorating with Pictures series in the past so I was beyond thrilled when Kristen invited me to participate this year!We just had family photos done in December and I’ve been itching to get… Continue Reading

Family Photo Home Decor


Hi! I’m Tricia from Dunlap Portrait in Austin.  I admit that I have been terrible about getting photos on my walls because I have a difficult time “committing” to a photo that will become a semi-permanent fixture on my walls. I decided that I just need to “go for it” and my criteria for choosing most photos was that a great memory was attached to the photo.   My family on a canoe trip made… Continue Reading

Photo Gallery Wall

photo gallery wall

Hi!  My name is Wendy Hyde.  I am an interior designer who blogs at The Shabby Nest. I’m really excited to be taking part in Kristen’s Decorating with Pictures series!  Using family photos in my decor is one of my favorite ways to personalize a space.  I  love finding creative ways to display them. From gallery walls… to photo pillows… to photo garlands… I also love using family photos to create unique pieces of art…… Continue Reading

Picture Memory Pillow


Hi there Capturing Joy readers! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog at the Polka Dot Chair. I consider myself one of the “old ladies” of blogging since I’ve been at it since 2007. I’m very excited to participate in my 2nd Decorating with Pictures series! For those of you that don’t know me, I’m an avid shutterbug. I’m constantly posting photos on instagram and seem to take a 1000+ pictures every time we… 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 a large wall with Photos


I’m so excited to be here as a part of Kristen’s series. I love bringing photos into the home to remind us of loved ones far away, times we don’t want to forget, and document our lives. I think this series is such a fabulous idea and am excited about incorporating more photos into my house already, aren’t you? In case we haven’t met, I am Courtney of Sweet C’s Designs. I love to take… Continue Reading

Pictures with Kids Love Notes


Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be here for Kristen’s series. This is one of my favorites each year and am thrilled to be a part of it this year. My name is Kiki from Kiki and Company where I love to do all kinds of DIY projects, but my favorite is printables, printables and more printables! I share all kinds of FREE printables on my blog, but also sell a ton in my… Continue Reading

Decorating with Travel Pictures


Hi friends! I’m Jessica from Decor Adventures, where I blog about all the fun I have decorating our 114 year old house. Yes, it’s a oldie, but we love it. There’s lot of furniture makeovers, design inspiration and renovations happening at our place. In between work and grad school, you can find me painting something or other just about any day of the week. Today I’m excited to show you a final project I did… Continue Reading

Decorating with Frames


Hi, I am Diane.  I blog at In My Own Style where I share all things affordable…decorative, colorful, and creative. I am a big fan of decorating with pictures, especially displaying photos of my daughters when they were growing up. Their smiling faces were on the pian0, the bookshelves, the walls, and I even had a gallery wall of their scribbles and artwork in my mudroom. I changed it out every few weeks. I truly… Continue Reading