Posted on July 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm by patchi
Here we are at week 28 of 52 for the weekly photo challenge. Last Sunday we got to hang out at the beach with friends and family and I got to take a few photos with my iPhone. My camera was nicely packed in my bag waiting to come out to play, however, my busy brain forgot to charge the battery. Yikes! Luckily, my iPhone was there to capture a few precious beach moments. These kids are definitely beach kids, and I right there with them, watching from under the umbrella.
Posted on July 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm by patchi
Oh, those pretty gallery walls. Have you tried styling one at your house before? Sounds like an easy and fun weekend project to tackle, right? You just need a hammer, nails, measuring tape, patience, and more patience. Soon enough that patience turns into frustration, too many holes on the wall, re-measuring, and then the words: -"What the heck was I thinking". Gallery walls can certainly be a daunting task. But in my crazy designer mind, I also think that this design challenge can be fun because there are so many ways to go about it. So today I am showing you 4 gallery wall tips on how I styled this cute little desk area for a kid's room in less than 10 minutes. >
1:: Choose art prints that compliment each otherIn this case, I chose art prints with colorful pops that worked well together. If the art prints look good laying on a table together, they will sure look good on the wall. Perhaps even better on the wall.
2:: Choose matching framesTo make it easy, I chose two matching white frames. You can't go wrong when the frames all match. And in this case, I chose the white one we carry in stock because of the desk we were working with.
3:: Create an unexpected layoutI chose to stack the two white frames up for a very casual look. Measuring tape? What measuring tape? For this simple layout, I didn't even have to use a measuring tape. I also decided to add two unframed prints to the space to make this gallery wall really fun. I used colored-tape to create a look that is easy to make, kinda funky, and easy to update when we want to.
4:: Add a surprising elementAnd then, to finish this gallery wall look, I sprinkled some gold wall decal dots on the wall. I just placed each gold dot randomly around the art until I thought we had enough. Oh, and that black chalk wall is just a bonus element for ANY room. You should give it a try! Do you have back-to-school projects on your mind yet? To see more design tips, follow us here.
Posted on July 12, 2016 at 1:56 pm by patchi
Alex's triathlon competition took us all the way to Colonial beach, a rocky beach near a State park where we go camping with friends and family every year. Bike rides, s'mores, and tick bites were all in order. It's such a fun and easy trip to enjoy with the kids. Their favorite part, or mine, is to hunt for ancient shark teeth along the Potomac. This year we found seven! Here is a bit of our camping photography for my weekly photo challenge.