Back in November, we were given the gift of photography courtesy of Preemie Prints. It is a charitable organization that provides complimentary photography sessions to babies in the NICU and NICU graduates for the first year. They are willing to meet on site, which was perfect for us since getting out is a feat. We took advantage of this wonderful gift just in time for grandparent Christmas gifts and cards. Our photographer, Ashlee, captured fantastic family photos in an hour’s time. The babies really could not tolerate more than an hour as they began their nightly transformation into Gremlins. I spent the last month deciding which photos to print and then mulled over where and how to display them. As I considered the lack of wall space in the house, it occurred to me that we could use our entry way niches to display the photos. While my two cousins, aunt, and a family friend were kind enough to babysit, George dashed out for a little jaunt around town. (Yes, that is correct, it took FOUR babysitters for us to snag a date.) We enjoyed dinner at Mi Cocina and then bought paint and accessories for our weekend warrior project.
Our entryway was bathed in a deep crimson with dark, heavy accessories for at least six years and it was high time for a refresh. We coated the once dark walls with a fresh splash of cream and accented it with bright, cheery picture frames of various sizes and textures. At Hobby Lobby, we found some kitschy iron art that says, “Family” and a plaque that reads, “Friends are God’s way of caring for us”, which I thought were fitting. I absolutely LOVE the results of this mini weekend project and the way it captures our family’s personality. It makes me want to refresh other areas of the house, but who knows when we’ll scrounge up the time for that!
Below are some of my favorite photos taken during our session-
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