Friday, April 11, 2014

the family pictures and a gallery wall dilemma

I'm going to do it.
I'm going to put you through looking at our newest batch of family pictures.
I'm a narcissist - you're a bff!

If you want to pass the family schmooze fest you can do 4 big scrolls down. No hard feelings, promise.

As an honest Abe disclaimer, most of these pics are us restraining (snuggling) the boys to keep them from running away. 

You will stay. You will smile. You will act like you really really really want to say cheese.

Or Rhett's version is yelling "cheese booger!!!" I'm pretty sure he means cheese burger because a cheese booger is just too gross to think about.

I am an XL-XXL coward when it comes to taking family pics. I average one hour of sleep and seven hours of Pinterest paddling/tootsie roll popping/fear for my marriage before I propose it's time for another round of a family love fest. Jake knows that he'll be presented at least 5 possible coordinating outfit combos, that I'll ask him a million times to make sure my pores are black head free (TMI?) and that the day of I'll be 50 shades of cray cray. 

All in the name of a happy, natural looking family picture. I know. 

But really, truly we love these. That picture of Rad with the lion. Be still me motherly heart.  

And I don't know what it says about us, that we have more pictures of us in our home than any other art. Especially that it's pretty much the first thing you see when walk into our home.  

As soon as Walmart delivered the prints I took the gallery wall apart and put all of the new pics up. It was a labor of love because Rad decided it was a great time to nuzzle my knee caps; hence why the frames are ever so slightly wonky. 

If you look back at this post, you'll spot the difference that the tribal-ish looking platter is now missing. I just wasn't feeling it in terms of the what I want for the rest of the "space."

So this is my first world dilemma. Help me out. I need something to fill that space now. I'm thinking either a wreath or some galvanized metal letter(s). Should I explain? Ok.

I like the idea of a wreath because I really liked the shape of the platter. I'm thinking something like this, this, this (my fave) or this. But cheaper. Because $100 for a wreath kind of blows my "ordering from the dollar menu is the 11th commandment" mind.

Orrrr...the slightly cliche and over done metal letter(s). I'm kind of a sucker for some cliches and I know down the yellow brick road I'll want to bring some metallic into the room. I'm just not sure if this is how I want to do that. I did try this letter (in a M for Miller for a little extra cliche-ness) when it was 20% off and free shipping, but it was WAY to in your face, and today was brought to you by the letter M, kind of deal. So then I thought about doing the first initial of everyone in the house, but since we tend not to branch out too much with names it would be J, J, R and R. So I'm thinking maybe of doing Miller, but like this, with these

Is that weird? Could we add any more narcissism to the wall?

And is it too much to ask for your input after making you look at our family pictures AND offer advice? Probably. But thanks in advance bff.

And now go rest your eyes.

They're fatigued after being raked over such a picture and word heavy post. 
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  1. you guys are adorable!!! love these photos!

  2. Hi! I started ready your blog for inspirations from your DIY projects, BUT I stayed because your children are too adorable and Rhett's sayings are so funny, I usually spit coffee laughing. And in general I like the way you write. Basically, I don't "know" you, so I kinda always feel awkward commenting on your blog, but I love the wreath with the burlap (I love anything and everything to do with burlap) but it hangs kinda low, so I am not sure it would fit quite right. I think the MILLER will look great because its still kinda different since you are splitting in, and it just kinda fits since the whole wall is of your adorable family!

  3. I think it's your home so it should be about you. Do the MILLER. It's a wall about your family.

  4. Love all the pics!! Your hair cut is SO cute!! I agree, like the last name idea!

  5. Love your photos, makes me want to make my boys small again. I must admit that your blog is my favorite because of your boys sayings. I don't think you want my opinion about your wall as I am the worlds worst decorator.

  6. Love your photos & your haircut is adorable. I think you should go for letters even if it’s just a vintage M.

  7. I would go with wreathe because of the dimension and texture it would add to the wall. I like the eucalyptus one the best, personally. If you could bring the burlap into that one somehow, it would look awesome. The burlap would really tie it in with the frames, I think. I really love burlap though. I'm not a letter person. Maybe it's just cause I don't love the way the letter "B" looks, but it's just not my thing. :) Beautiful photos!

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  9. إن الأضرار الناجمة عن المياه آخذة في الارتفاع بسبب خلل في مواد السباكة ، والتوصيلات الفاشلة ، والخطأ البشري ، وانفجار الأنابيب. نظرًا لأن مطالبات الأضرار الناجمة عن المياه تزيد من مضاعفة كل من الحرائق وعمليات الاقتحام مجتمعة ، يجب أن تفكر في جهاز كامل للكشف عن تسرب المياه لحماية منزلك وممتلكاتك.
    هناك العديد من أنظمة الكشف عن تسرب المياه في السوق. يشعر البعض ببساطة أن الماء موجود ويطلق ناقوس الخطر. إذا كنت في المنزل ، فستعرف حينئذٍ الجري وإغلاق المياه. ولكن إذا لم تكن في المنزل ، فلن يساعدك الإنذار وسيستمر تدفق المياه.
    أفضل شكل من أشكال نظام اكتشاف التسرب هو "قاطع التدفق". هذا نظام "يقطع" تدفق المياه إذا اكتشف مشكلة.
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض

    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض

    شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض

    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض

    يمكن لنظام الكشف عن تسرب الماء أن يغلق الماء عندما يستشعر النظام تدفقًا زائدًا للمياه يتجاوز الحد المعين مسبقًا. عادةً ما يتم تثبيت هذا النوع من نظام الكشف بواسطة متخصص ، وفي بعض الحالات ، بالإضافة إلى إيقاف تدفق المياه ، يمكنهم أيضًا إرسال رسائل نصية إلى هاتفك الذكي لإعلامك بحدوث تسرب. يمكن لبعض الأجهزة أيضًا إخطارك إذا كانت البطاريات منخفضة ، أو إذا تم اكتشاف درجة حرارة منخفضة. إذا انخفضت درجة الحرارة إلى مستوى خطير ، فسيقوم النظام بإغلاق المياه قبل أن تتجمد الأنابيب وتنفجر . غالبًا ما يتم وضع مستشعرات المياه في جميع أنحاء منزلك بالقرب من تركيبات السباكة ودرزات الأنابيب وأي أجهزة ، مثل غسالات الصحون والغسالات.
    تسرب المياه أمر شائع الحدوث. تتمتع خزانات الماء الساخن بمتوسط عمر متوقع معين وتتطلب الصيانة وكذلك الاستبدال عندما يقترب متوسط العمر المتوقع. تميل هذه إلى التسرب أو حتى التمزق بمرور الوقت. مصدر آخر شائع لتلف المياه هو انفجار الأنابيب بسبب التجمد. إذا كنت ستغادر خلال فصل الشتاء ، فهذه فكرة جيدة ، وهي في الواقع مطلب من قبل معظم شركات التأمين ، أن تقوم بفحص منزلك بشكل متكرر للتأكد من الحفاظ على الحرارة.


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