The Perfect Gift: Framebridge

Obviously we’re post-holidays (and I desperately need to take down my dying tree) but I wanted to share a Christmas present that I gave my parents and this gift idea would work for any birthday, anniversary, special occasion or holiday.

My parents are die-hard Royals fans and Kansas City natives so I wanted to get a commemorative piece for them for Christmas. I found this gorgeous photograph on Etsy and knew I wanted it framed and matted. In the past, I’ve ordered frames from craft stores and Ikea has a pretty good selection, but the cheaper frames don’t always hold up well. I wanted something nicer that would look great for years to come.

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Enter: Framebridge. I’ve heard a lot about the service but hadn’t tried it yet. They reached out to me to use their service on a trial order, so I knew this would be the perfect fit. I’ll walk you through the process:

  • Upload your photo or art to the site
  • Choose the size of frame and matting you want
  • Choose the type and color of frame you want
  • Fill out your preferred method to send it in- they give you a free shipping label (and package if you need it).
  • You’re done!

Here’s a look at the process of choosing frames. I love that you can see exactly how it will look, the sizing and scale, mat, etc. These were among my top favorites: fb2 fb3 fb1I ended up selecting the Mercer frame with a white mat including a black core. The extra little core within the mat makes the photograph really pop and looks so elegant in person.

FB4The greatest part of the story was on Christmas morning as we were about to open our gifts, we were talking about the Royals and my dad said, completely unaware of my gift, “I wish we bought one of those photographs showing the crowd and the skyline for the Royals world series celebration parade…. that would be really nice” And I had a small freak out internally because… that’s exactly the gift I got for them! So needless to say when they opened it, my parents were both shocked and extremely happy. I always love giving gifts but this one in particular was so fun.

Here are a couple shots of the framed photo in person! It turned out beautifully and looks perfect over the piano in my parents’ living room.IMG_0681

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift, head over to Framebridge! The process was so quick and easy and I love the end product. And their prices are really affordable for quality, customized framing.

Framebridge provided me with a complimentary trial for one frame but all opinions, reviews and tips are my own. If you’re interested in sponsoring a post or advertising, please contact me here

Gallery Wall Planning with Minted

Now that I’ll have more walls to decorate in my new place, I’m planning to do another gallery wall in addition to the one I already have. I wanted something colorful and fun, so I chose a mix of prints and photos and can’t wait to see it come together. Most of the photos in my current gallery wall are the same size, so I wanted to mix it up a bit with this one. This is my initial idea for the new gallery wall:
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The Paris photo, tapestry print and watercolor print are all 16×20 and the rest are 8×10. I might put it in a slightly different layout once I can visualize it all in person, but at the moment, I’m really liking this arrangement. I also picked out some great frames for each print but I’ll reveal those when the actual gallery wall is installed in my new place.

I found all of these photos and prints on Minted and they have a fantastic selection of art to choose from, as well as affordable framing. They should all be shipping out soon and will be on the wall approximately 24 hours after I move into the new place 🙂 I am always anxious to get art on the wall right away when I move into a new place, but am especially excited for these new prints, so stay tuned for the full reveal in a couple weeks!

Shop the gallery wall:
Pineapple print // Floral arrangement // Paris print 
Vase of flowers // Floral art // Penguin
Tapestry // Watercolor print

Minted will be providing me with the art for this gallery wall, but all opinions, reviews and tips are my own. If you’re interested in sponsoring a post or advertising, please contact me here