New Product Review – Keepsake!

Anyone familiar with this blog knows that, not only do I love photos, but I also AM a part-time photographer. As such, I’m a pretty big proponent of having photos taken, especially this time of the year. But one thing I am NOT good at when  it comes to photos is FRAMING them.

I’m not sure why. I mean, I HAVE the photos. I have photos from professional photographers, from my own cameras and from my phone! I can print any of them at any time. And I’ve got a few framed prints sprinkled around the house, but I would LOVE more! Somehow I just never find the time to search for good frames, or print out the photos, or place them in various locations among my decor. It sounds so simple. I have no idea why I don’t do more of it!

So when Kasi from Keepsake contacted me and asked me to review their product, I was intrigued! Simply put, Keepsake is an app that allows you to effortlessly print, frame, and deliver your photos. In fact, you can use the Keepsake app, or visit Keepsake.us. I decided to try it for myself to see just how it works!

I chose this pic of my hubby and I from a photo session we did right before we found out we were pregnant with the twins.

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Of course, I had never framed any of these photos, so I decided that now was as good a time as any!

I’m here to say that Keepsake totally makes the process easy. From uploading your photo to being able to choose a small, medium or large size frame, to FREE SHIPPING…I honestly don’t see how their services can be beat!

I uploaded my photo, chose my frame and chose the size I wanted the picture/frame to be. 

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DIY Summer Wreath!

Hopefully wherever you live now you’re feeling the effects of summer! Here in Florida, it’s HOT. I’m eternally grateful for air conditioning, that’s for sure! But I’m also eternally grateful to live near the beach! We’re near enough to be able to go over to the beach for a long or short weekend (this past Saturday we spent the afternoon and evening at John’s Pass) but far enough away that our insurance premiums aren’t “coastal”! It’s a beautiful thing!

So when I decorated my Summer Holiday Shelf this month, I did it “beachy”! Did you see it? If not, CLICK HERE to see what I’m rambling on about. But what I ran into was that I couldn’t find any kind of beachy door decor. I like to hang something that coordinates with the shelf on the inside of the front door, since it’s right next the shelf. After a few days of searching all my favorite spots, I listened to my husband (who constantly tells me, if you can’t find what you like, just make it yourself like you do everything else!) and decided to make it myself. I thought I’d share with all of you, too, because it was super easy!

Here’s my “ingredients”:

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That, my friends, is a plain wooden frame from Michael’s, and a collection of “beachy” decor balls from Michael’s, as well. Oh, and if you want to get great deals from Michael’s, do check out this link! Fantastic savings at: http://verified.codes/Michaels

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New Additions

As we get more and more settled in our new home, I pick up things in my free time (HA! What the heck is FREE TIME?!) and add them to our house. Thought I’d start sharing those with y’all! Maybe you’ll get some good ideas, and maybe you can give me some good ideas, too!

Note: I don’t bring things into the house unless I LOVE them. I don’t see a point in being surrounded by “stuff”, much less stuff that I think is “just okay”.

1. Storage Ottomans

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