The top half of our fridge is covered in my favorite photos of our sweet little family. There are Instax Wide instant film photos, photobooth strips, random polaroids from a photobooth downtown, photos I made into magnets years ago as Christmas gifts, and thumbnail Instagram photos c/o Stickygram. I've also got some state puzzle pieces made into magnets that I found at an antique store in town, a few sweet cards I've received recently that really felt special, and the cutest little succulent in a cork that my friend, Jess, sent over.
It's a visual pick me up spot. I tend to stand right across from it to make coffee, get everyone breakfast, figure out dinner, stare at my dirty kitchen floor, etc. Sometimes I wind up in that same spot when I'm chatting on the phone with my mom or sending out texts to Brett at work. It's the spot where I remind the kids for the 756th time to shut the fridge door when they're done getting a snack, leave notes for Brett, and stop to take deep breaths when life starts to feel overwhelming.
For some reason I've never been one to plaster a wall with family photos. I'd like to hang some special ones from the shoot we had with Rebecca and I have one from Elsie's wedding of Brett and myself that Sarah took that is just my favorite ever. I suppose our fridge has always been our family photo gallery. The bottom half is covered with Ruby's art work. Like three layers of water colored family portraits, made up animals, and chalk drawn flowers.
Evidence of life is what it is.
Do you keep photos on your fridge?