Golden Globes and Craft

From the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California, this is live with Sarah Murphy.

golden globes, simply social blog

Just kidding.

We’re not live. And I’m not in Los Angeles. And that photo is actually from one of my best friend’s weddings. Doesn’t she make a beautiful bride though?

Speaking of beautiful, it feels like California today here in Chicago as we approach 40 degrees. Can you believe it? Pretty soon we’ll be back to laying on the beach, al fresco dining and river boat cruises. It’s amazing how much above zero temps can lift the spirit.

So who watched the Golden Globes last night? I only caught the first half but it was enough time to pick my favorite dresses, get a few laughs in and awkwardly change the channel when Jacqueline Bisset came on stage.

Here are my favorites in no particular order:

golden globe dresses, taylor swift, olivia wilde, Lupita Nyong'o, best dressed, simply social blog

My absolute favorite dress of the night was that of Lupita Nyong’o. Something about her radiant skin against that beautiful red just draws you in. And the cape is just awesome.

And speaking of favorites, a few weeks back I ordered some prints of some of my most-loved Instagram photos. They came in the mail this weekend so I wanted to share the love with you. If you’re into Instagram (most are) and wanted to do something more with the photos in your stream (most do), you need to check out Social Print Studio and Printstagram.

social print studio instagram prints, greater swiss mountain dog photobomb, simply social blog

Don’t mind Finn. He’s so vain. He probably thinks this post is about him. Seriously though. The kid photobombs everything I try to capture.

So I have all these photos electronically, but I wanted to do more with them than just create flipagrams year after year. For $12, you can get 24, 4 inch by 4 inch prints for your use. There’s plenty of other products too but I love that these prints are 1) good quality and 2) large enough to make an impact.

For a while now I’ve been debating about what to hang above my bed. I have a floral canvas up there currently and it’s fine, but I’ve always wanted something a little more personal. I think I’m on the right track with these prints so I’m testing it out for a week or so to see if I like it. Not sure yet whether I will paint the canvas, leave it as-is or go another route.

instagram prints on canvas, DIY bedroom art, photo wall, gallery wall, printstagram, social print studio, simply social blog

I get bored with my home decor so I like to change it up often. I’m hoping that whatever this piece ends up as, I’ll be able to change out the photos to keep it fresh. The stock quality is good on these so I don’t worry about curling edges or them fading over time.

So go get yourself some. And just for full disclosure, aside from them taking my payment and sending me my order (promptly via FedEx, signature required) the Social Print Studio/Printstagram folks had nothing to do with this post. Not that I wouldn’t appreciate getting to try cool new stuff and review it or anything, but that’s not happening here.

What was your favorite moment from the Golden Globes?

Do you do anything with your Instagram photos?

Have you ever won an award? 

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2 thoughts on “Golden Globes and Craft

  1. Anne January 13, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply

    I find your photoshop skills impressive..it’s like you actually won an award.

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