Monday, June 13, 2016

Home, Sweet Frame

There's a few things around my house that bring me sheer joy based on sight alone. Cheesy? Yup! Corny? You betcha! But all the better to gush over you with, my dear. Surrounding yourself with what you love is always a grand, ol' idea.

^Chandler (would you expect anything less?) in the first week we had him, as captured by my sister. His short ears forever kill me.
^Jay and I in front of the iconic PORTLAND sign. My favorite displayed representation of our life living there together in the city. 
^"CHICAGO" by my little brother. In 2008, I got my first "real" job and my first business trips started at a rapid pace. Despite my new need to be professional and put-together, I just couldn't fathom a weekend in Chicago without a friend to experience it with. So who did I take? My little brother. And dang it if it wasn't the best 48 hours of our life. We had the most fun ever. As a Christmas present to me that year, my bro drew the marquee from scratch with an added headliner depicting our own trip. And my brother is kind of a asinine little d**k, so that makes it all the more touching.
^Soaking in Rome, Italy - 2013

^ The very first pic we have of Chandler ever when we went to the shelter puppy meet and greet. Funnily enough, I didn't think he was going to be our take home dog (we had our eye on his calmer sister), I just took this pic because it was so cute how he just kerplunked his bum on Jay's shoe. Now, I see it all as this beautifully little butt-on-loafer miracle. Hi my future dog, I see you! I seeeeeee you.
^A pointillism piece of art of Chandler. More info on that saved for another post. But it's original, and a gift to us and it's fantastically treasured.
^The snap of the masculine cocktails available to the men of our wedding party on that Sept. 2014 day.
^Our engagement cheesiness, forever etched into our feng-shui.

^Our international wall (for lack of a better term). Bottom L ==>R / France/Italy/Mexico

^Fave quotes of one of my top movies of all time. #TheSausageKingOfChicago

^... and back at one. But really- those eyes and whiskers. :)

Happy Monday!
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15 comments:

MilitaryPugWife said...

I love that you have an 80s quote on your wall!! Hahahaha

Marie said...

So many pretty frames! I love having framed pictures in my house, they are everywhere!

Nadine Lynn said...

Picture frames are my favorite decor too. Seeing happy memories of people (and animals) that you love brings a calmness like no other. Love all your frames, they are all so pretty!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

It's 100% true that a picture really is worth a 1000 words! We had my in laws in this weekend, and I quickly realized that we haven't updated our pictures in a while because our two youngest nieces aren't featured anywhere in our house! I have a feeling that we'll need to do this very soon because I love looking at all of our picture throughout our house and remembering all of our favorite memories!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

I love all of your frames and the pictures inside them! I need to get better at framing pictures and finding good places to put them!

Pat Hatt said...

All great moments and memories caught indeed. Chandler takes up the bulk, as he should lol

The Siberian American said...

Thanks for taking us on a tour of your picture frames! I loved them, especially the two of Chandler and the story of how you didn't think he was going to be your dog when you took it!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

All those framed pics of Chandler are perfection! And the one of you in Rome in 2013 - LOVE <3
Green Fashionista

Emily said...

Cute photos of chandler and your engagement. I love the small details and an international travel wall is a great idea.

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Love this!! I love getting quirky picture frames - one day I'll actually put photos in them! Sigh. I'm so lazy!! Chandler is just too precious. That puppy pic - be still my heart!!

Kaitlyn Danielle said...

Awe, love all the pictures. Makes home so much more special and unique. I have a wall with 6 rows of 4x6 pictures hanging from clips that I like to change out every so often.

Susannah said...

Awww... I love all the pictures! My walls are covered in pictures too and I wouldn't have it any other way! <3

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love your pictures! Your frames are cute, too :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

The walls of our house are covered with meaningful photos. I really love this post to see what yours are.

Seeing blank walls and no photos or art in homes does not compute to me.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

oh my gosh, i love them all. i love meaningful photos, and accidental meaningful ones as well - that picture of chandler on jay's shoe is quite possibly the cutest thing ever. i need more photos of my kitties around the house. i love all the frames as well. i have lofty ideas of doing a travel wall like your international wall. one day!