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Decorating with Portraits at Thirty Handmade 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 my own. I used to buy disposable cameras and plaster my walls with pictures. Collages covered every surface in high school and college. I made a collage for my then fiance (now husband of 13+ yrs). So I thought it was appropriate to share a different take on a collage today.
My current phone takes better pictures than most of my previous DSLRs (amazing!). And because it’s always on me, my iPhone has taken over 2,000 pictures. I started using Instagram with the pictures I was taking and wanted to display them somehow. This is what I ended up with:

I narrowed down the pictures to ones that I feel *really* capture my family. While I adore and treasure professional photographs, these pictures are just so us. They are the funny moments, candid shots, pretty scenery and memories I do not want to forget.

I created a print with a quote to place in between the two collages because I absolutely believe:
Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Feel free to stop by 30days to get a printable version!

Now everyone who walks into our house gets to see our favorite moments as a family.
Thanks so much for having me Kristen! All of the ideas on here are fabulous- I can’t wait to incorporate more into our house.

Mique, this is fabulous!  I LOVE that my camera is always with my on my phone, and Instagram sure glams up an ordinary image. What a great way to share the everyday moments in your home, and along with that quote– it just melts my heart. Thank you! I’m looking forward to meeting Mique at the SNAP! conference in April, and SO excited to shop at the Queen Bee Market she has organized. I am loving the Welcome to the Neighborhood ideas, and anniversary gift ideas. Mique is also on facebook and pinterest.

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  1. Thanks for having me Kristen! Excited to meet you in April. xo