Teeny Ramblers

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Friday Favorites

Spring is officially here and I am so ready for it!  We've had a rougher winter up in the PNW so I feel like we are more than due for some sunshine and open window days, am I right!? I have some fun things to share with you as you get ready for your well deserved weekend.  So, without further ado, let's dive into some Friday faves.

Blossoms at the UW Quad--can't wait for full bloom and picnics under these trees!!
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*I'm watching for cherry blossoms like a HAWK at the University of Washington's campus--they have a 'real time' camera for those waiting to take advantage and I'm here.for.it.

*Anthropologie is having their one day only Anthro Perks sale (20% off)!.  I'm loading some fun spring things into my cart like these vases and this pillow.

*It's been a hot minute since we have updated our bedroom.  I was able to sell our old headboard on offer up and put the money towards this bed that I'm in LOVE with at Ikea.  I also found the most perfectist perfect rug in the history of ever and it's backordered...until June (blah).  But still, it's that good I'm waiting for it.  You can find it here.  I'm also on the lookout for a cream linen duvet (I am new to the linen trend but I've been loving our sheets!)

*This book for Easter

*I'm eventually going to get around to my post about how I keep my car organized.  These are the BEST!! 

*Anyone else gearing up for Game of Thrones!? (me too).  Until then, I've discovered Vikings and I have to say that it's proving to be a complete binge worthy show. 

Last but not least, we are on the hunt for a new house which is proving to be more difficult than I thought.  We live near Seattle and it's difficult to afford a house that also within a really good school district.  Hopeful that this summer we will find the perfect one...keeping my fingers crossed!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Jaimee Lynne 

DIY Engineer Prints on the cheap

After a much needed break from the blogging world I'm back to talk about an easy DIY project.  Engineer prints are not a new thing, you have seen them all over blogs and Pinterest.  My two favorite tutorials are from Chrislovesjulia and also AngelaRosehome (which is the tutorial I followed--learning a few new things along the way that I'll share with you!).  Now let me preface by saying that I am not a professional photographer.  These prints were taken with my iphone XS Max and I think they came out great!  Even so, due to the large nature of the prints, upclose they can appear grainy but for me, it doesn't really affect the overall look!  Another tip to keep in mind is to dress your child (or subject) in lighter clothing.  You can't tell (or maybe you can??), but because Luke was wearing a dark shirt, the printing picked up all these horizonal lines.  It doesn't bother me but just something to consider!

Anyway, back to the DIY.  I did this ENTIRELY from my phone...in like 10 minutes.  Next I'll dive into the step by step process so that you can create beautiful prints too!

1.  When you are taking your pictures, be mindful of negative space (meaning lots of space around the top of the photo).  Use a nice light background (a plain white wall works great) and make sure it's a time of day where you can take advantage of good lighting.  For my pictures, I tried to goof off with my kiddos so that I could capture a more natural shot.  Once I was satisfied with the picture, time to edit!

2.  Editing 101:

*open the picture
*hit the "edit" button in the top right corner
*tap on the 'crop' button in the bottom left of the screen
*choose the 2:3 resize option and save
*click on the three overlapping circles and choose the 'mono' filter and save
*click on the light button (looks like a little timer) at the bottom of the screen and tweak the brightness and then save

You're done with the editing process!

3.  Next you're ready to upload to Staples.com.  Now, I tried to expedite this process but it can only be done online (not at your local store--they are phasing out these types of printers).  Below is a brief walk through of how to upload your print and what to select.  It works very similar if you want to upload right from your phone!  Here is a brief tuturoial (click on the link)!

How to order and Engineer Print from Staples.com

That's it!!!

I went into my local Ikea for the frames.  I got these ones in size 24X35 (you can also purchase online if you don't live by an IKEA).  They are cheap frames but wait to see if you love the look before investing in expensive ones!  The plus side to these are that they are light weight and no glass will break as they are made from thin plexiglass.

That's it!! Please comment below if you have any questions, we love how these prints add character to our otherwise SUPER blank wall!!

Jaimee Lynne