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I am constantly taking photos and Instagramming for both business and fun. Between brunches, travel and good times with family and friends, I take a lot of pictures. It’s kind of funny that my walls are rather bare by comparison. Honestly, I live digitally, but that doesn’t make for a colorful home or fun walls.
I was really excited to get a chance to refresh my space with Shutterfly- importing my favorite photos from Instagram and Facebook and finally getting my favorite photos offline and into my space!
Instagram has officially taken over my wall. I got to print some of my favorite Instas with a collage of metal prints– including one of my favorite #TBT posts of an old Polaroid of my Gram. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of pictures of her and I together, and I know the original Polaroid will fade over time, this one will last! Honestly, I didn’t know you could even print on metal, but this collage came out so gorgeous…the photos don’t do it justice.
This was one of my favorites- I could customize both the frame and the print inside it. I took two photos from our recent trip to Charleston and Savannah (his favorite place and mine), to combine a customized frame with our dream house (well, historic mansion) and one of my favorite spots in Savannah, Forsyth Park.
Okay, I lied, I’m also really excited about this customized serving tray which highlights some of my most delicious moments from the last year. Life is delicious, and this little piece will be beautiful on my dry bar. It has character, and I think in the digital age where nothing gets printed anymore, this is a really unique conversation piece for parties. I hope to serve many more beverages and nibbles with this fun piece.
I also got to try out a glass print, which looks so beautiful in the window, catching the light. I had hired a photographer for a 30 minute session in Bermuda, but never had the photos printed. I wanted to do something special to showcase that memory, and the glass print came out beautifully. While Shutterfly is known for its canvas prints and cards- they have so many new products and materials to choose from, it’s not just canvases anymore.
Your home doesn’t really feel like home until you have pictures up. Our phones capture such awesome memories, but most of the time, those memories never make it off the internet and into our homes. I’m trying to make an effort to unplug and be present more at home. Though I love blogging and social media as a career, we can’t live entirely online- it’s really nice to send paper mail and have printed pictures as something tangible to hold in your hand, though we live increasingly digital lives.