Lifestyle | Printing Memories With Printiki

I've always loved photographs; they can speak a thousand words. Just taking a glimpse at a photo can bring back a wave of memories and help you to remember the little, but lovely, details which otherwise may have been lost to time.

Whilst I love the ease of being able to instantly snap a photo and view it to my hearts content wherever I am, it does seem a shame to keep all these lovely snapshots of life trapped in a phone. Enter Printiki, a fantastic way of insuring that your treasured photographs

I've had a dabble on a number of other photo-printing websites in the past and I have to say that Printiki has the most user-friendly site I've come across. Uploading your chosen snaps is really easy and there's lots of tools you can use to jazz your photos up a little. You can conjure up a border, add on a filter and even pop on a little caption to make note of significant dates, places or even quotes to go alongside your photo.

As we've just celebrated the day of love, I decided to be one of 'those girls' and print a selection of photos of my boyfriend and I. When scouting out photos I fancied seeing in the printed form, I realised just how little I'm able to persuade Johnny to actually smile in a photo of us. Anyone else managed to end up with a fella who doesn't like having his photo taken? At least I can definitely say that all of our 'loved up' photos show character.

I'm not too sure as of yet what the destiny of these particular prints will be. I've got so many potential DIY ideas swirling around in my head for ways to display them for the world to see. Johnny and I are moving into our first flat together in September so it would be lovely to put them up there to make the place feel homely and ours. If anyone has any ideas for ways of displaying printed photos in jazzy ways please send them my way.

Are you a fellow lover of printed photos? How do you display them?

*Disclaimer: These products were kindly gifted by Printiki, for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions shared on Yours, Chloe x are always honest and unbiased regardless of whether or not the product has been gifted to me. For further details please refer to my full disclaimer.

Happy Mind | Forgive Yourself

"Make peace with your broken pieces"

I focus too much on my mistakes. I sit and regret mistakes I made a week ago; a month ago; a year ago. It's like there's a tiny little goblin inside of my head that reminds me that I should have known better or made better decisions. How could I possibly have stupid enough to do x or to think y is a good idea? How would my life be different if z had happened instead?

But regretting your mistakes won't change the past and it definitely won't improve the future. If you waste your days kicking yourself over one little mistake you made way back when, life is going to pass you by. You might miss incredible opportunities just because you weren't willing to make a fresh start.You'd be much better off getting back up, dusting yourself off and starting again.

Self-forgiveness can be seen as a weakness but I think it's a strength. When it all comes down to it, forgiving yourself for your mistakes is considerably harder than forgiving others for their mistakes.The ability to get rid of any baggage that's preventing you from living the fabulous life you deserve, is something to be damn proud of.
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