August 1, 2012

My Gallery Wall

I've been slowly collecting prints for my gallery wall since this past Christmas. I envisioned a "kitchen themed" wall to hang by our dining room table, but as I searched I realized there were too many great prints to be locked into a specific theme. So I added variety in an effort to make sure it doesn't look too "match-y". 

Let me tell you the story of how I found these, because it was quite the process

The first print that I received was the Kitchen Conversions print from Sweet Fine Day. It was a Christmas gift from my sister. I was dying to hang it up immediately, but I needed to wait until I had the correct frame (it fits best in an Ikea frame). 
I finally made my way out to Ikea in the spring and picked up all the frames you see on this wall. I also bought the two shelves that some of the frames sit on from Ikea. 
And that's when I wanted to make this a gallery wall for our new place. 

I shopped around a bit at stores like Michaels, World Market, and Target, but I couldn't find what I was looking for.
So I turned to Etsy. . .and Pinterest. . .and a few other random places. . .

And the gallery wall was created.

I wish my chandelier wasn't in the way! 

So let's break it down:





And a few more photos just to show off their beauty. . .






Sources
"Life is a Beautiful Ride" bike print, free printable from irocksowhat
Ampersand Print, Cursive Arts
     -use coupon code "smallthings" for 20% off!)
Recipe Card (above bike & ampersand), Anthropologie sale section
Little Sage Birdies, PixiePixels
Citrus Print, Rifle Paper Co. 
Kitchen Conversions, Sweet FineDay
Happy Bikes (couple on bike), Jolly Edition
     -also on twitter @JollyEdition
Dined Well, AmandaCatherineDesigns
     -use coupon code "SMALLBLOG15" for 15% off through Saturday)
Papyrus Card, Target 
"What I love most about my home is who I share it with", free printable from Eighteen25

All of these prints were shipped promptly, preserved and protected, and were absolutely vivid and detailed in person. The photos online just don't quite do them justice. 

I'd recommend any of these shops for any artistic needs you may have! 

And to celebrate the final completion of the gallery wall, AmandaCatherineDesigns is giving away one standard size print from her shop! 
Enter to win using the giveaway tool below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

245 comments:

  1. what a great giveaway! I love the print about playing dress up and how it never really ends! : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  2. I LOVE the "I'm so glad you're here" print! Having a baby in January and would love to hang it in the nursery!

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  3. I love the print always be kinder than necessary.

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  4. I LOVE the "You can never be overdressed and overeducated"! And the "You are my anchor" one is adorable too. There are a lot of cute options, and at a great price!

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  5. I like her different prints in blue, turquoise and lime! Such a refreshing color palate!

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  6. Such lovely prints! My favorites are the books print and the Virginia Woolf "dined well" print! Congrats on your gallery wall - looks great!

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  7. I love the Audrey Hepburn "Paris is always a good idea" and "You can never be overdressed or over educated"

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  8. Ohh this is awesome! My hubby and I have been wanting to do a gallery wall but not of pictures of ourselves or family but rather like you did and I couldn't figure out a good way to do it but this is gorgeous and I love it!

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  9. You've totally inspired me! I have a large wall in our children's play room that I have never found a way I wanted to decorate. This gallery wall is perfect. I would love the print that says, "You are cute, quirky, kind & I love you".

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  10. I love the color in the birds print. Such great ideas for some very blank walls in my own home!

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  11. I love the Pink, Green & Turquoise "Overdressed or Overeducated" and Turquoise "Dress Up" print posters for my daughters new bedroom we are re-doing :)

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  12. I love the heart print. So sweet!

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  13. Great shop! She has soo many wonderful prints!

    My favorite--well, one of my favorites is French Connection Inspired. Chevron, Purple, Pink, & Turquoise "A Little Kinder" print poster.

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  14. Super LOVE this! I have all the pictures ready to hang on y "gallery wall" up the stairs, but I've been a chicken. Thanks for the motivation to JUST DO IT!

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  15. Love the "Let Your Mind Wander" print but all are lovely, would be hard to choose!

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  16. Love your gallery wall, I am absolutely using this as my inspiration to finally finish decorating our new house!

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  17. Love this!

    Jeanne vanderveen

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  18. I love the You Can Never be Overdressed or Overeducated print!

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  19. The wall looks great. I'm working on one as well you've given some great places to look for some prints! Thanks.

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  20. I'm hoping to do something like this some day too. Looks beautiful!!

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  21. My favorite has to be the LOVE scrabble print! Thanks!

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  22. This looks great! I have several walls that need dressing up...so now I have some fantastic ideas :)

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  23. I love the pancakes make people happy. Because pancakes always put me in a good mood!

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  24. I LOVE the Aqua & Yellow "Be a Good One" print. Great designs! Thanks for telling us about this etsy store.

    Lura
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  25. LOVE ALL OF IT but my favorite is the coral, aqua & yellow collection with the so glad you are here and youa re my happily ever after... SO CUTE for a nursery which I will HOPEFULLY be decorating soon! :)
    LOVE your gallery wall... its perfect!

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  26. Very cute and eclectic mix of pictures! I love the bird on and the 2 bike riders. SO sweet :-)

    http://hopefaithandblessings.blogspot.com/

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  27. I love the Colorful Confetti, Pink "Life She Imagined" print poster!

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  28. The Dined Well - it will go perfectly in my kitchen that is black, white and red.

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  29. The "We Do Love" black and white print is wonderful! We are moving into our first house soon and hanging that print would be a perfect start for turning the new house into our home!

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  30. Ooh I love the Multi Color Confetti Heart print! They're all so unique; I'd have fun decorating with them.

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  31. My favorite print is the Good Manners in Pink!

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  32. Looks great. I just printed off that bicycle picture from pinterest yesterday, I am gonna hang it my husbands "man room"!

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  33. I like the colorful heart print in the coral, aqua and yellow collection.

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  34. Oh em gee! Can't pick a fave really! They are all so adorable! BUT, if I had to it would be the We do Love print. <3

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  35. They are all awesome, but I think the "Celebrate everything" one might be my fav!

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  36. I love the "I want to have adventures with you" print (in grey) so sweet!

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  37. I love the "You are My Anchor" Print!

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  38. My favorite is the Coral, Aqua, and Yellow collection.

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  39. I loved the Cafe au lait prints! And the be kind to everyone prints!

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  40. Love it!

    www.shortandsweetblog.com

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  41. There are so many to choose from, but my favorite is the aqua "Happiness is enjoying what you already have". I'm moving into a new house next week and it would look great in my new house :)

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  42. I love the "be silly, be honest, be kind" print in aqua and yellow :)

    melissabarrett@grinandbarrettblog.com

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  43. The pink and grey "today will be the best day ever"! Ha~I really like them all. Very nice.

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  44. The "pretty things and clever words" print just makes me HAPPY.

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  45. "You can never be overdressed or overeducated" is my fav! I would put in my classroom! I love them all though!

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  46. Being kinder...love that print!

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  47. I love the inspiration sayings and the cheerful colors!

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  48. I love the Nautical Flags collection for my son' room and I would love to hang "great days start with Cafe au lait" in my kitchen or home office.

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  49. Love "Confetti Heart" and "Happily Ever After" !

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  50. I would definitely take the Chevron! Thanks, Kate, you have so many awesome giveaways this week wow!!

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  51. I love the "Meet me at the Farmer's Market" and the anchor prints! :)

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  52. I love these prints. They are so fun! My favorite is probably the Red Love Print. It's so simple and would look great in any room in the house!

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  53. I love the Always be a little kinder than necessary print!

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  54. I love the chevron Home Sweet Home print - so cute!

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  55. I just love your style! This is so cute! I would really like to do this as well! Thanks for sharing!
    -Kristen@ fewofmyfavoritethiingsblog

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  56. I love the Home sweet home one!!

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  57. I like the confetti heart or the pink "what you have" print.

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  58. The Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Collection is so cute!

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  59. i love anything Alice in Wonderland, so those (http://www.etsy.com/listing/102193976/aqua-and-yellow-six-impossible-things) are my absolute favorite! I can't decide which color, though!

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  60. thanks for having a give away. love all of it!

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  61. I love the "Just be you" print. Such a good reminder for us all.

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  62. She has an adorable Coral, Aqua and Yellow collection! It's adorable!

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  63. I love the multi colors collection with the bicycle prints! They would be great for my kids' play room!
    bmbarrow@hotmail.com

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  64. Great prints, great giveaway!

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  65. I love the pink "Just be you" print and will definitely be buying it for my daughter's room!

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  66. I love this gallery wall so much! I wish I could choose my favorite, but all of the prints are perfect. Good job Kate!

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  67. Lots of good choices, thanks Kate and Amanda! But definitely I need that "Cupcakes make people happy" print in my kitchen, I bake them all the time! (Alcohol infused ones, of course. Even happier.)

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  68. I love the kitchen conversion chart. That would come in handy when cooking. :) Everything looks nice and put together. Great job!

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  69. I love the six impossible things print in charcoal. Actually I love all of the prints. That are so adorable!

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  70. Love this! I just ordered the free "What I love Most About My Home" print, one for my husband and me and one for my sister-in-law and her husband who are celebrating their one-year anniversary this August :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kate

    something-ivory.blogspot.com

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  71. I like the yellow and aqua collection! Such beautiful colors together!

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  72. I love the oyster mushroom prints!

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  73. I like them all! I can't choose just one!

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  74. I'd LOVE a piece to start off my own gallery wall!

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  75. Love all of her pieces! They are all colorful and amazing!

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  76. totally digging the virginia woolf print!

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  77. I love the Aqua and Yellow "Overdressed or Overeducated" print poster

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  78. Great gallery wall! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway too :)

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  79. Pancakes make people happy, the nautical ones, hello life...it would be hard to pick since there are so many cute ones!

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  80. I love the multi colored heart, the LOVE design, & the "we do" picture :) thanks for the offer! XO

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  81. love the your collection of prints, especially the black and white frames, so simple yet so effective :)
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  82. LOVE these! Favs are the Pink Polaroid Camera and the "Cupcakes Makes People Happy" one. Both would look great on my gallery wall!

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  83. Today is the day is my favorite!

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  84. So cute. Love seeing how other people's collections evolve!

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  85. I love the "Dined Well" print! I think it would go fabulous in my dining room!

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  86. I am really into hearts so I like those prints. Would be hard to choose. I need something pink in my bedroom.

    Megan C
    purduemeg03@hotmail.com

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  87. I love the Celebrate Everything prints =]

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  88. It's so hard to pick just one... I found three that I like (just be you, this will be the best day ever, and home sweet home). I think I would pick the "just be you" I've been on a self-mantra kick lately.

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  89. I love the "we do love" and the "in a year" prints.

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  90. I like the "best day ever" print in coral and turquois.

    ashley.d.whisenant@gmail.com

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  91. I love the Virginia Woolf quote!

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  92. I like so many of them but If I have to pick one I'd pick the "celebrate everything" one!

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  93. I like so many of the prints, but I really like the Christmas ones!

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  94. I love them all... I really like the Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Collection. So bright.

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  95. I love the confetti Collection!

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  96. Looks great. I love how you have some hanging and some resting on the ledges. Very nice. I just finished a family photo gallery wall myself and it feels so great to have finished it!

    www.onelittlemomma.com

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  97. Love the little bike prints, so cute!!! They would look adorable in my kids' rooms.

    Vera :)

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  98. So charming. I love when you add home stuff to this blog. I know you mostly do hair and stuff, but it's nice to look in your home and see the charming stuff. :)

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  99. I really like so many but I think one of my faves is the "Today will be the best day ever!" sign

    Rachael

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  100. I love the Confetti Heart and Confetti "Hello Life" prints. I like the Neon Chevron Arrows, Grateful Heart and "Today Is The Day" prints too! I'll definitely be returning to her shop! Ha! :)

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  101. I love it. So simply and perfect. Great job!

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  102. I really like the Nautical themed ones. And the adventure ones. And the confetti heart one. And I could keep going on.

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  103. love the whole thing! I really like the "cupcakes make people happy" print... just like my twitter profile! @bethsays

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  104. I have a few subway art images on my mantel and have changed them for each season. I love the personality the prints bring!

    Such great prints!Love the cupcakes one! Cardigans and Cupcakes

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  105. I love the "Life She Imagined" print, so inspirational!

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  106. I like the French Connection Inspired. Chevron, Purple, Pink, & Turquoise "A Little Kinder" print poster

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  107. So cute and afforable! Pinterest is really great for finding stuff like this. You can totally make wall art your own style. This idea would be great in a nursery too.

    http://landoftheglam.blogspot.ca/

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  108. Love the "Dined Well" - quite my personal motto and "A Little Kinder". Have a great day everyone!!

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  109. Hi there!

    This doesn't have to do with the give away, but I was wondering if you could show how you blow dry your hair. After I blow dry, my wavy hair is EVERYWHERE. I don't know if this is something that just happens with wavy hair or if there's a special way to blow dry?

    Thanks!

    Nicole

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    1. Just kidding! I searched "How to blow dry" and found a result! :)

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  110. Beautiful job! I love the artwork!

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  111. Aw, I LOVE this! So gorgeous and such a personal flair to all the prints you selected. Great job!

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  112. They are such great prints! I really like the "You're just one great workout away from a good mood"!

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  113. Great choice of prints! The bike is my favorite!

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  114. I like "Today will be the best day ever"! You gotta be optimistic, right?

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  115. Love the green "dress up" poster! and the "you are my happily ever after" in aqua and yellow!

    fitfashlife.blogspot.com

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  116. I love the Virginia Woolf quote and the Celebrate Everything prints.
    Allison M

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  117. If I were to win I'd probably pick the print of the arrows to hang in my son's room. His name is Archer so an arrow print would be perfect!

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  118. So hard to just choose one. I would probably start with "We Do Love"

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  119. I love the "You are my happily ever after" one!

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  120. I envious that you have an Ikea close by you! Love the wall!

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  121. I love the coral, aqua, and yellow collection. It would go perfectly in my house.

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  122. I really like the Neon Grateful Heart!! It would be perfect in my girls' room!

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  123. Cute prints. I love how they are all different sizes and spaced randomly

    Xo

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  124. We are closing on our first house at the end of the month and I'd love to win one for our kitchen! Love them all!

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  125. i love the JUST BE YOU print!!!
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  126. Your gallery wall looks great! I have that same ampersand print and I love it! But, then again, I'm rather obsessed with ampersands. I'm sooo close to finishing my own art wall over my desk and this post has inspired me to just get it done! I'll probably write a post about it on my blog next week.

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  127. beautiful gallery! I can't wait to do this someday. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  128. Oops, I forgot to include my favorite print in my comment! I like so many of them, but I think "I love pretty things & clever words" might be my favorite.

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  129. I love all of the geometric prints!

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  130. I love the "LOVE" print, as well as the "You Are My Happily Ever After" print. Either one of these would look cute in my and my husband's bedroom!

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  131. Love the Confetti Heart print poster

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  132. Ugh, I never thought about doing a Gallery Wall, especially one as cute as that! I'm all jealous now...Guess I'll just have to start my own. :)

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  133. Oh, and my favorite print is the Coral "Pretty things and Clever words"!

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  134. Hubs would love the "dined well" print. Fingers crossed! :)

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  135. Mint, Yellow, & Aqua "Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind" print poster

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  136. So many cute prints to choose from! But I think the Let your mind wander one is my favorite :)

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  137. I like "let's play Rock,Paper, Scissors." and, " "I Love Books." dj

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  138. I love the three Christmas trees print. So cute!

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  139. There are so many great ones to choose from! I love the green "dress-up" poster and the black and white "we do love" poster

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  140. I love the virginia wolfe and audrey hepburn quotes

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  141. I love the Pink, Turquoise, and Lime Tribal poster! Would go great in my bathroom!

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  142. I really like the Coral and Aqua confetti heart print :) Thanks!

    Julie L.

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  143. This would be a great start for help on my big living room wall. Loved the cycling prints since my husband and I both ride:)

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  144. Tea Cups print or the Lemon!

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  145. I love the whole wall! So creative!

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  146. I love the confetti collection-- it's all so sweet and fun.

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  147. I like the purple or aqua "Workout" print. Thanks!

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  148. my favorite prints are the "dress up" quote and the "overdressed or overeducated quote"! but I love pretty much everything AmandaCatherineDesigns makes.

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  149. My favorite is the coral, aqua and yellow collection. Great colors and sweet sayings!

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  150. My favorite one is "Whatever you are, be a good one." That is one of my favorite quotes! Very cute.

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  151. Great colors and quotes! I'd have a hard time picking just one... so cute!

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  152. i love the "celebrate everything" print and the "work hard and be kind" print...she has great things!

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  153. Either the Home Sweet Home or the Anchor are my favorite.
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  154. I really like the I am glad you are here print. It would be perfect in my classroom.
    sara.iteachk@gmail.com

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  155. Love the Virginia Woolf "Dined Well" print poster!

    arietta {at} gmail {dawt} com

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  156. Omg love her stuff. So many I couldn't pick a fav but I am loving the preppy dorm room and her nautical/anchor art. And the kinder than necessary <3 ....silly, honest, kind....I can go on and on.

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  157. All of them are so cute, but give me the ampersand! thanks for the giveaway.

    terilybb@aol.com

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  158. Hey. I love your blog. You have been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award! http://babyostrom.blogspot.com/2012/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  160. I love the be a little kinder than necessary ones. summer_slade@yahoo.com

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  161. Looks great, I love how you used the shelves. I found one for my kitchen (pig themed) that says "don't go bacon my heart/I wouldn't if I fried).

    www.kbunnylove.blogspot.com

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  162. What gorgeous prints, and the perfect collection. I especially love the way that you hung some of the pictures and put other on the shelves.

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  163. Beautiful and unique prints! I love the "If you cannot think well..." print. The simplicity of a great saying in black and white is unbeatable!

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  164. I like http://officialskylanterns.com/

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  165. I have been eyeing the nautical collection! I also love the Christmas prints!

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  166. I like the "You are my happily ever after" print.

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  167. July Birchbox?

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  168. There are so many I like...where to begin.

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  169. I love the print you have but I also love the one about having adventures together, because my husband and I always reminisce about our adventures. Tough decision...or I'd just get both. ;) Pinning your photos as well!!

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  170. Love the birds on a branch. Great gallery wall

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  171. I can only choose one?! JK, I love love love the "Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas" print though!!

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  172. I love the Dine Well one!! But also think the Tomato soup/grilled cheese print is perfect too! My niece came home from her first day of summer band wanting that meal!

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  173. This one really hit home today. "She decided to start living the life she imagined". I recently left my job because I was just miserable. I have been worried about how to support my family and be happy at the same time. It's taken a couple of months, but I applied for Cosmetology school today. I'm in my 30s and making a big jump, but I know this will be a fun, ever-changing new lifestyle. I can't wait to begin.

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  174. I love the one that says "today will be the best day ever!"

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  175. I love the print that says "You can never be over dressed or over educated"

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  176. Love your wall!! Love your whole house actually...fancy a job? hehe :)

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  177. I am so inspired by your blog and your decor! Cute, simple, and sophisticated.

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  178. I love gallery walls, and yours is one of the best I've seen! I'm inspired by your arrangements!

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  179. Your gallery wall is very pretty.

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