Pinterest Picture Project.11:15 AM
Try saying that title three times, fast. I mentioned in this post that I would blog about projects that I tackled after seeing it on Pinterest. It's as much for accountability for me to DO something with all the ideas I collect there rather than just let them gather virtual dust. It's also hopefully helpful for you if you want feedback on some of the recipes and ideas you see there. So much of what's there looks either better than it actually is (recipes) or easier than it actually is (projects). I can guarantee for now my projects will be pretty simple! I don't have a ton of time to make pallet beds and crate bookshelves. ;) When I saw this idea, I thought it seemed easy enough and would be so cute for father's day. Well for Valentine's Day Joe and I usually forgo pricey gifts and instead go out for a nice dinner in which we can order whatever we want and not worry about the tab. My love language is quality time so I'd much rather spend the cash dining out on a date night, sans kids. (And there's still time to hope for a nice night out AND diamonds, but let's just say that's a hope for the future if we play our financial cards right today!).
So I try to find fun little gifts I can give to Joe to still celebrate on that day. Usually it's a simple gift/trinket and lots of chocolate that we both enjoy so I can steal it when he's not looking. This picture seemed perfect for that! I'd purchased the girls Valentines shirts from Wal-Mart a week or so prior. I didn't want to spend a lot of money and I wanted it to be something Genevieve could ruin at school and it wouldn't make me mad. I decided to dress them in those shirts and take the photos that way. I figured I'd have 20 minutes tops before Genevieve got bored and started looking quite cross instead of adorably in love with daddy...and before Nadia started pooping, throwing up, or fussing. [This is the life]. I printed out the words on card stock in a fun, somewhat child like font that I downloaded from here, threw them in a neutral setting with lots of light and went for it. Because I waited until the last minute--story of my life-- I had to print the photos quickly. I googled "online photos same day pick up" and found CVS photo. There is a CVS moments from my house so that was perfect! Here are the photos I used in the frame, the outtakes, and the final product.