Loving: Instantly Framed

Have you heard of Instantly Framed? It’s become my new favorite app. Instantly Framed frames your photos from Instagram, Facebook and your iPhone or iPad in just three easy steps.

1. Print – Simply select your favorite image, the size you would like and upload. Your picture will be printed using archival inks onto professional photo luster paper.

2. Frame – The 12×12” frames are hand crafted and painted with a natural black finish to emphasize the wood grain in the walnut molding. It’s custom backing is made from recycled materials which include both hanging and standing display options. All frames are grown on FSC certified tree farms and are made in the USA.

3. Ship -From start to finish, all orders arrive within 5 business days – I swear my order arrived in only 3 days! Shipping is always FREE anywhere in the continental USA.

This app was so easy to use, it took me minutes to upload, select and place my order. Instantly Framed be might be my new go-to app for gifts this holiday season! For a flat $65 you get a personalized gift printed on quality archival paper mounted on a beautifully dark walnut wood frame.

I selected one of my favorite pictures of my boys to have printed and framed. It’s now hanging on my ever growing gallery wall.

 This holiday season, give the gift of lasting memories while saving!

SPECIAL OFFER – Enter CIMEANING10  during check out and receive $10 off your order. Expires 12.15.14

Download the free app here.

Making The Most of Your Rental

Just because you are in a rental, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your decor and style! Here are a few design tips to make the best of your temporary space.

via Renters Pages 

1. Can’t Paint? No Problem! Removable wallpaper is ideal for rental properties. Use it in a few areas and you will create a graphic and creative statement without breaking the bank.  Hygge and West offers a wide variety of modern removable wallpaper tile. Printed on a matte, polyester wall fabric, their tiles have a clear, low-tack wall adhesive backing that allows them to be reused and are easy to remove without leaving any residue.

2. Displaying Art – An easy way to make a space your own is by adding your favorite pieces of art. If your apartments  walls are made of materials (plaster, concrete) that make hammering nails difficult displaying art work and photographs is not impossible.

Simply lean an oversized piece on top of a buffet or dresser or lean them against a wall on the floor. Another creative way of displaying artwork is by using bookshelves or fireplace mantels.

3. Updating Light Fixtures – Another inexpensive way to make a rental space your own is by replacing light fixtures. The perfect light fixture can completely change the overall mood and ambiance of any space. The Dummies Channel offers a step by step video tutorial that guides you throw the installation process – no electrician needed!

4. Temporary Kitchen Storage Solution – Storage space is the number one issue home owners and renters alike have.  If your kitchen  offers enough space, adding a free standing island is the perfect solution. Not only will you add much needed extra storage but will also create a custom look. The space above kitchen cabinets usually goes unused, add baskets to hold utensils or bottles or stack all your cooking books or old magazines for a more graphic look.

via Elsie Larson

5. Add More Closet Space – If you lack enough closet space or if you are like me and have a ridiculous amount of clothes and shoes, why not add a stylish clothing rack to your bedroom or entry way and display your favorite items?

via Smitten Studio

Renting offers a multitude of benefits including flexibility of moving and getting problems looked at and resolved faster. There is no reason why renting vs buying should stop you from make a space a home. There are hundreds of beautiful apartments, condos and townhouses available waiting for you to add your personal touch and customize every inch without feeling constrained.

Loving: Fiero BBQ Set + A Special Offer

Last week I shared some great gifts for the special guy in your life, included in that gift guide was the Fiero BBQ Set by DadGifts.  

This set contains everything you’ll need for grilling the perfect outdoor meal.  It features 5 premium stainless steel grilling tools stored a luxurious aluminum case lined with a faux leather interior. The stainless steel tools are designed with extra long safety grip handles to help protect hands from the heat and fire.

Included in Fiero BBQ set
Lined aluminum storage case
Stainless steel spatula with serrated edge and integrated bottle opener
Large stainless steel BBQ fork
Large stainless steel BBQ knife
Pair of stainless steel tongs
Basting brush

In Georgia we grill all year round so I decided to give this set to Brad as an early Christmas gift. Last night he made this delicious Chipotle Honey-Glazed Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce and broke his new set in.

From the dapper dad to the outdoorsman, DadGifts aims to find unique products for every type of dad. Whether you’re looking for something to make his traveling a little easier, his office more sophisticated, or his mixology more fine-tuned, Dadgifts has you covered!

Find a wide selection of thoughtful gifts for every occasion. DadGifts carries a variety of goods that are sure to please even the dad who has it all.

SPECIAL OFFER – Enter LAYERSOFMEANING at checkout and receive 15% off their order. Valid until November 30th, 2014

2014 – Holiday Gift Guides – For The Home

Next up on our holiday gift guides are gifts for the home. Whether you want to add something special to your home or give unique hostess gift this season, our gift guide will help you find just the perfect piece!

Make sure you keep and eye out for the red ornaments available on most gift guides. If you see them next to an item, you will either have a chance to win that item (or something from the brand) or a special discount will be available.

Layers of Meaning - 2014 HolidayLayers of meaning - 2014 Holiday Gift Guides - For The Home

Merry Christmas Ya’ll Pillow // Asymmetry Photo Frame // Classic Cocktail Towel // Instantly Framed – Frame & Personalized Photo // Monet Gold Votive // Marfa Tray // Spruce Cuttings’ Candle // Metallic Salad Servers // Animal Parade Drinking Glass Set // Bling Tray // Mohawk Match Strike

Stay tuned for a Uncommon Goods giveaway and a special discount from Instantly Framed coming up soon!

This Month on Houzz: Set the Perfect Thanksgiving Tablescape

If you are entertaining this holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about tablescapes. Inspired by fall season’s warm colors, these products will help you create a modern and beautiful holiday table

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