Sweet Decor

May 23, 2016

Every year since having children I have loved nothing more than to print out photos to frame or have custom made as a Birthday or Christmas treat to myself. Since last Wednesday was my Birthday I was contacted just in time by Inkdot to help with this Birthday treat.

Would you believe that it took me hours and days of thought to determine what photo I wanted printed on metal, courtesy of Inkdot. I can be a perfectionist so I wanted something meaningful and thought of choosing one with my hubby and the children but then I didn’t think it was fair to leave me out (being selfish here) so back to the drawing board. Then I remembered this photo taken at an ice cream shop and while the kids don’t look perfect, this is how I want to remember them by, not posing or cute outfits and backgrounds but in the everyday life doing what kiddos do (eating ice cream, messy faces, not sitting still).


I choose the metal print option for my photo where the photo I uploaded would be printed on a glossy white metal surface. I choose the 8×8 size and easy peasy it came to my house within a matter of 3-4 days. I liked it and found that it went well on a black wall in our kitchen. The frame came with a screw for mounting and so my husband set to work to put it up. He loved how a screw was provided but had a bit of trouble finding the stud but once he did it was easy putting the screw in and hanging.

I recently got the wood star decor and hanging chalk board at Target to add around the metal frame. I wanted my theme to be “summer” so the star went well for “4th of July” and Memorial Day coming and the sign obviously says “you are something (sweet) resembling an ice cream cone.” My seven year old helped me with the cone and ice cream and she likes to change the board often, so I find it neat that this little space has become interactive as well as decorative and I can’t wait to add more to this little space.


Two things to note: I did change the lighting and contrast in the picture before uploading it to Inkdot and as a result I think the picture came out a bit grainy, so I don’t know if this has any negative effects on how it was made but rather how I changed the original picture. I also want to let you know that personally I think this custom photo printed on metal frame is a bit on the pricer side then I care to pay for but I am glad I got to try out my first printed on metal picture and for some people this price range is perfect. If you are looking to get a gift for someone or just want a good quality metal, wood printed frame or just prints then I recommend Inkdot.

Psalm 103:17-  “But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—”

*Inkdot provided the product mentioned in exchange for my honest review, as always this review is my opinion and not that of Inkdot. Thank you for supporting the brands that support or sponsor my blog.




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  • Amy Arnold May 23, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Looks great to me! I love having family photos are part of the decor.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • The Fashion Folks May 23, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Looks so charming, love when the deocor is more personal! Xx


  • Denise May 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Love this shot of your kids! Great choice in picking something that is just them being natural and being kids! I am loving your decor and think you made a great choice! Sounds like a really cool company.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Becky @ bybmg May 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    That is such a fun picture of your kiddos! Thanks for the honest review!

  • Brooke May 23, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    So cute! I’ve always preferred decorating with family photos over anything else!


    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Tamara May 23, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Adorable !


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • Shauna May 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    The metal frame looks great! And those cute faces are sure to brighten up any room 🙂



  • Susannah May 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Awww… I love it!!! What a precious photo!!!

  • Rachel Dinh May 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Love the personalized touch. It looks great and you have beautiful children.


  • Erica May 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I think the picture you chose is just perfect – what an adorable shot of your beautiful little ones! 🙂 I’m like you – I’m super indecisive when it comes to choosing photos to hang on my wall.


  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom May 23, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    I have always wanted to do a metal print, I’ve heard they look great! I have such a hard time deciding on which photo(s) to use, too. Yours turned out so great and I see that star you got at Target. 😉


  • Laura May 23, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks for the tip – I’ve seen the metal printed photos but never done one myself, or know anyone who has. The picture is precious!!


  • Megan Ballard May 23, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    The metal print turned out great! Love the pieces you paired it with. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  • Tina Olsen May 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    It looks great! I love pictures that aren’t super staged and have a good real-life vibe to them. So sweet!