Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu
Easy dessert, similar to a dump cake
A most delicious side salad or dessert
Boston Cream Cake by This decadent cake is assembled in under 10 minutes
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Photos on Shelves

photos on shelves

Hello Everyone! Its Destiny from A Place for Us Blog! I’m so happy to be apart of Kristen’s Series this year. I just finished up my baby girls bedroom a few days ago and I ended up making a photo wall with the cutest shelves! I think the mix of photos and other meaningful things makes for an interesting wall you WANT to look at! Check out the details over on the blog! To see… 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 Pictures at Free Stylin’


Hey y’all! I’m Beth, and my blog is called Free Stylin’. I love talking about “living a stylish life without the expensive pricetag.” Whether it’s home decor, DIY, crafts, or recipes, I love finding ways to make things beautiful without spending a lot. The Hubs and I are parents to three SUPER CUTE boys, and we live in my hometown of Austin, Texas. I am thrilled to be a part of sweet Kristen’s Decorating with… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at Simply Designing

gallery wall

Hi Capturing Joy readers!  I am Ashley from Simply Designing and I am absolutely thrilled to be participating in Kristen’s Decorating with Pictures series!  I am an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger.  My passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day I decided to start blogging about it!  And I absolutely love it!  I love power tools and my hot glue gun, but my sewing machine slightly scares… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures Series 2014

Decorating with Pictures Ideas

I am so excited to announce the 4th annual Decorating with Pictures series here at Capturing Joy!  This year will be bigger and better than ever, as I’ve got 54 amazingly creative contributors, as well as over $5000 in double daily giveaways from some fabulous and generous sponsors!!  I have long felt very passionately about the importance of decorating our homes with the faces of those we love the most. I believe that our children notice… Continue Reading

Maternity Photography~Baby D is coming to town!

maternity pictures

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I shared portraits of people! Sometimes it just feels so “same old, same old.” But I really wanted to be the one to share these adorable pictures of my friend Jamie, who blogs at C.R.A.F.T. I got to know her almost a year ago, and it was so fun to get to know another local Austin blogger. She is just one of the sweetest, most thoughtful people… Continue Reading

Photo Wrapping Paper and other unique gift wrap Ideas

Homemade wrapping paper

If you love family photo’s as much as I do, you’ll love to wrap a few gifts with this Photo Wrapping Paper. It’s a fun personal touch for a handful of gifts for your family! I first shared this project on my friend Jamie’s blog C.R.A.F.T. along with several others fun ideas with other bloggers. Here is a collage with links for all of them!

How to Take your Own Family Pictures

How to Take your own Family Pictures

This time of year is the busiest for Taking Family pictures, and I know I personally get excited at the idea of picking outfits, deciding on a location, and dreaming about how I’m going to display the pictures in my home. So today I’m going to talk ALL about those topics. I asked a few blogger friends if they’d allow me to post on their site for a little blog hop all about tips for Taking… Continue Reading

5 Back to School Ideas

Back to School Ideas

August has arrived, and that pretty much means that summer is almost over. I took these fun pictures of my schoolgirl last year as her “Back to School” shots, and she had fun playing with the props with me. I’m working on something fun with Target that I’ll share soon enough, but I wanted to chat about my Back to School thoughts.   We do have 3 solid weeks left of summer, and we will play hard, but… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at The Handmade Home

the handmade home

I’m so delighted to have Ashley from The Handmade Home share how she decorates with pictures. I LOVE her decor style, and I LOVE that there are pictures in every room!!! I’ve been peeking at her blog with plans to make a no sew teepee like they’ve done. Enjoy some eye candy below! Hello lovely people! I’m Ashley Mills and I write with my husband Jamin on our cozy little corner of the www, The… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at Tara Dara Made It

diy photo display

Tara from Tara Dara Made It has some beautiful pictures display to share with us today! I lovely wall arrangement and fabulous landscape canvas trio below…take it away, Tara! So how many of you have had really great photos and always think to yourself that you need to get them printed and up on the wall or in a frame? *raises hand* me too. I’m so happy to be with you today as it has… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures 2013

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I’m so excited to announce my Decorating with Pictures series for the month of February, and my fabulous contributors line up! For those new around here, I am VERY passionate about decorating my home with family pictures and I like to encourage others to do the same. I feel strongly that our children notice those pictures of love and family unity, and it will plant in them a strong message of being a team, as… Continue Reading

Family Portraits at Home

family portraits at home

This is my new favorite type of portrait session. I love photographing a family in their home, doing what they love to do. When I suggested it to my friend for their upcoming session, she was thrilled about the idea, and I heard later that her husband was just as excited!  They have a lovely home, and sweet children, and I simply adore the images that came out of this session. They are the orthodontic… Continue Reading

Repurposed Giant Frame Tutorial


I am so excited to share this fun frame creation I’ve placed in my office, and the story behind it! I love decorating with pictures, and this repurposed giant frame was so fun to create–read the tutorial below. I’m so excited with how it turned out, and as always, want to share the story along with the process of how this display came to be.  For those that know me and my blog a little bit,… Continue Reading

Decorating with Portraits at Thirty Handmade Days

30 days

Hi everyone, I’m Mique from Thirty Handmade Days. When I’m not playing chauffeur, breaking up fights or being a cheerleader to my three kids, you can find me posting about crafts on 30days or running the Queen Bee Market. There is never a dull moment at our house! I’m excited to talk about pictures today because it’s one of my favorite topics. My love for photography started long before I ever had a camera of… Continue Reading