3.23.2015

♥ #PitBullFlowerPower


photographer, sophie gamand is responsible for finding loving homes for
a number of unwanted pitbulls.

each year, more than a million pitbulls are euthanized because they are not placed 
in homes. these dogs, which carry a bad stigma of being bred to fight and hurt humans, 
are often passed up for what people consider to be friendlier breeds. 

these universally misunderstood pups are actually just as friendly, loving
and worthy of good homes, and thankfully, artists like sophie are shedding light
 on just how beautiful pitbulls are--inside and out.

by placing floral crowns on the most fearsome faces and snapping their pictures,
 sophie uses #pitbullflowerpower to prove just how sweet and innocent
these dogs really are- and subsequently find home for them too!

if you want to help, send a picture of your pooch wearing flowers
with the hashtag above-- or purchase a 2015 calendar of
some of the cutest pitty models!


3.19.2015

♥ glasses shopping made easy with warby parker!

since my birthday in december, i have been meaning to get into the city
and visit warby parker to pick out a new pair of glasses.

but then the snowpocalypse happened, and the idea of taking 
the mbta into the city sounded less than ideal.

fortunately for me- warby parker does home try-ons,
so i was able to try on five fabulous pairs of glasses
from the comfort of my own home :) :)


here are the five i tried- can you guess which pair i chose?







..to be continued!


3.10.2015

♥ tips for making a gallery wall in your home!


over the weekend, nick helped me set up a little gallery wall in our bedroom.
we have a lot of artwork in our tiny apartment- like this wall in our living room,
but in our bedroom, i wanted to showcase a more personal collection
of prints and paintings that we have been assembling since our wedding. 

from left to right, this gallery wall includes: a painting that my best friend
made of a famous ee cummings quote, a canvas print of one of our favorite wedding 
photos, a custom print of a faux wedding program made by my cousin, jaimee, on etsy,
 a framed handkerchief invitation from our big day, and last (but not least!) -
 a new metal print of my two boys printed to perfection by tiny prints.

if you are looking to put together a gallery wall in your home,
here are a few tips:

1) don't be afraid to use varying size pieces and different colored frames. 

2) if you want to be real precise, you can block out the wall before hand using
painter's tape, a measuring tape, and a level. i like to eyeball it and call it a day.

3) using different sorts of media- be it photography, prints or paintings
also adds some variety and interest to the wall. another welcome
addition may be a small mirror or an oversized letter plaque 
like an "H" for henry or maybe a little chalkboard sign.

4) if you can,  try to pick a theme or color scheme so that the pieces 
in your mini collection make sense together. 

5) just find a weekend and get it done.
don't let your good prints go unframed or your favorite pictures
go unprinted. take action, and make your memories come to life!


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