Shutter Wall Art – Changing Seasons

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Since I put up my DIY shutter art last year, I’ve been itching to do something with it to make it a little less plain. We all know I love taking pictures, so putting pictures on it was inevitable.

This is how it looked for a few months after I hung them up; plain jane.
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You can view my post about the shutter art here.

During Christmas I wanted to hang up our Christmas cards from family and friends and display them. I’ve always loved the idea of using them as garland and hanging from a mantle. But since we don’t have a mantle, I thought stringing them up on the shutters would bring a little Christmas cheer to that corner. It balanced everything out in the living room wonderfully!
IMG_9648[2]web I left the Christmas cards up until yesterday(eek!), when I got my order of photos from Nations Photo Lab in the mail! They had an amazing sale last week, 50% off everything! I got around 100 4×6 prints, 10 5×7’s, 20 5×5’s (for my shutter collage), and 3 enlargements to update my gallery wall (8×10, 12×16, and a 16×20) for $57! I love my professional printing company. I am never disappointed!

So yesterday I took to it. Taking down the Christmas cards from last year, and putting up some of my favorite photos from our family trip to Florida. My sweet baby niece made 4 of the photos, which was 3 more than anyone else. I think I love her a little. :)
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Simple, springy, and has some of my favorite people on it. Piofect!

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IMG_9729[2]web Sweet punkin baby. I miss that little face. I got the adorable mini clothes pins on Amazon. They are perfect for cards and photos. Sometimes something so simple ends up being my favorite part of my decor.

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I can change it whenever I feel like it, and if you know me at all, I’m always moving around my decor and finding better spots for things. So this is right up my alley!

Christmas:
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Spring:
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I considered placing photos randomly in the slots of the shutters, but I decided that might be too busy.

Does anyone have any other ideas on how I could decorate my shutters? I’d love to hear them!

First Signs of Spring

Despite the fact that it was cloudy and looked like it was about to rain any second, today was a gorgeous spring day! My elderly neighbor is considered, in my book, the plant whisperer. Her yard in immaculate. She knows what to plant and how to keep it alive in this harsh Texas climate. I’m completely envious of her yard.

Last year she asked if she could pull my weeds because it was therapeutic for her.

I’m sad she’s moving. It’s not often you find a neighbor who wants to pull your weeds!

So today while I was enjoying this weather, I noticed her peach tree in the front had begun to bloom. It’s gorgeous.

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According to her, it produces peaches better than Georgia peaches.

The blossoms are so beautiful. Spring is just starting to peek out! It wont be long before it’s summer and we’re up to our shins in weeds and ant hills. So with the windows open, and the breeze blowing by, I’m completely enjoying this perfect time of year.

It was the Golden Hour

Just for fun, Pete and I decided to head down to the river by our house. I really wanted to take some pictures with my new 85mm 1.8 lens he got me for Christmas. It was actually one of the nicer days we’ve had this “winter.” Warm with a cool breeze.

The lighting couldn’t have been more perfect. The only thing missing was someone to take pictures of! So I subbed in my hubby for a few.

This would be an amazing location for a more artsy meets high fashion shoot.

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IMG_9445[2]web See, there he is. Checkin’ out the water… like a boy.

IMG_9450[2]web These rocks were so cool. They look like your average limestone rock prevalent in Texas. But up close, they had crystals growing on them!

IMG_9462[2]web I’ve never seen anything like this on limestone before.

IMG_9463[2]web How awesome is that?

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Contact me if you want to have a shoot here!