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A Clever Decorating Tip for Displaying Vacation Photos

Sexy Nerd and I have a tradition of turning our travel photos into canvas prints for our home. We lounge in our loft across from a photo we took underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Our guestroom greets visitors with a colorful print of the picnic lawn and duck pond near my favorite museum. As far as a souvenir goes, you really can't top it. However, when you travel at every opportunity like we do, your trip photos can quickly outnumber your wall space (and budget!)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 2014

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, 2014
(Or was this the Grand Canyon?)


This was taken...ummm...somewhere, 2014
(in Utah, maybe...?)

As you can see from my ramblings above, it's crucial to organize your travel photos while the trip is still fresh in your mind. Before my location details got any sketchier, I ordered a photo canvas from canvaspop.com to surprise Sexy Nerd.

I've used several photo canvas companies over the years. The thing that makes CanvasPop stand out in my mind is the assortment of creative layouts available. I was able to order a canvas that showcased more than a dozen photos. I also like how foolproof their online software is. When I attempted to use a low resolution image, there was a warning that it probably wouldn't turn out well with the layout I'd selected. How disappointing would it be to receive a blurry, pixelated canvas? Oh, it would be the end of the world!

Doesn't he look thrilled with his surprise? It arrived last week and the timing couldn't have been better, as I was sick in bed with the plague flu. It cheered us both up.

Thank you, Mace.

When I was feeling better, I added details about each photo to the back of the canvas.




I had the perfect spot for this latest canvas.

Before
(Why does that wall need so many light switches? We never even use any of them!)

After
(Much better!)

See how vibrant the colors are? The photo canvas brightened up the entire hallway.

We love our CanvasPop item so much that I asked if they would be willing to sponsor a giveaway for my readers. They agreed and also threw in a special coupon code. If you place an order, use LAMBAROUND35 to save 35%. I've searched online and the closest promo code I could find was only 30% off - it's the best deal out there!

Of course, you could always save your money and just win one instead...

CanvasPop Giveaway
Prize: 16x20 canvas print with a 0.75 inch frame, shipped for free

Note my strategic photo placement. In the upper right, Sexy Nerd is dumping his Great Sand Dunes sand all over the other photos. Not to worry though - I'm on the lower left, aiming my London cannon to stop him!

Rules and Ways to Enter
Multiple entries are welcome (leave a comment on this post for each entry method you complete).
Entries will be accepted through midnight on Monday, April 6, 2015.
The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be notified by email.

Entry options:

  • Leave a comment on this post
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  • Follow me on Pinterest (especially if you enjoy photos of pretty houses!)
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Good luck, everyone!

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