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Everyday Pictures Displayed

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Hello, everyone! I’m Gina (a.k.a. Miss Charming) from the DIY and home decor blog, Charming Zebra.
My children are all celebrating their teen years now, but when they were tiny I made a giant photography mistake. I was under the impression that I could only display the very best photographs of my children. You know, the ones either carefully posed at a studio or if I got lucky with snapping a magazine quality picture, myself. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a decent camera at the time and my photography skills were less than stellar. So most of the photos I took of the kids ended up in either a photo book or remained safely hidden away in an envelope stuffed at the back of my closet.
And those were the photos which really showed a true snapshot of our lives. Hidden away out of sight.

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Well, with age comes wisdom (or a bit of insanity) and I’ve finally realized that all the every day photos are the real gems. Whether they showcase slightly blurry images, funny faces or my closed eyes. They are the memories of our constantly changing lives. And they are the photos which I want to have on display.

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My most recent project was a Heart-Shaped Photo Collage. I printed out a random selection of pictures in black and white and created a collage of memories directly on the wall. It’s not perfect, but well, that’s kind of the point. And it’s become one of my favorite photo displays so far.
Feel free to visit me at Charming Zebra for the full photo collage tutorial and other DIY fun!
Thanks so much Kristen, for including me in this series!

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Thank you, Gina! I love having everyday pictures hanging, they tell the REAL story of the life of a family!

If you’ve missed any of the posts from the Decorating with Pictures Series, check them out HERE or click on the image below. Every day in February is packed with 2 inspiring posts, each with a giveaway from a fabulous brand! (If you need help taking better pictures, in a few posts, I’m giving away my Say NO to Auto beginner camera Workshop on video AND my books as well!)  Follow along in the series!

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Today our giveaway is from Creative Carmella. They sell HANDMADE WEARABLE ART WITH A STORY….. YOUR STORY.

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