November 25, 2014

No Greater Love

In our house we have a wall that we like to refer to as the Moto wall. It has a few pictures of Mike’s Marine Corps days and just recently we added a beautiful piece of art.

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It fits in perfectly, doesn't it!?
 
You cant really see it but on the painting it says the famous quote
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”

You can find the painting at Fulcrum Gallery. Just click that link and then click American Art. They have a ton of great Military Art pieces. But it doesn’t just stop there, they actually have Art in every category, and some really great pieces at that. We have recently switched Em’s room around and are making it a Mermaid theme and I’ve already picked out what pieces I’m going to be ordering from Fulcrum Gallery to hang in her room.

The painting is beautiful in person and since receiving it we have gotten a few questions as to where we got it. So if you are on the hunt for that perfect piece of art I’m going to break down the pros and cons of Fulcrum Gallery for you!

PROS:
The website is so easy to navigate and is perfectly organized.
Picking out the frame and finish was again, so easy.
Checkout was a breeze.
Shipping was fast.
It came in a nice big box, which made me feel good and that it wouldn’t be damaged because it had so much cushioning. I always judge companies on how they pack and ship their items.
It really is great quality and a beautiful piece.

CONS:
I honest, hand on my heart, don’t have any. It is exactly what we expected and hoped it would be.

Have you ever shopped at Fulcrum Gallery? What's the newest piece of art in your home?


This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

November 24, 2014

she turned 6!

Em turned 6 on Saturday!
 




 
She had two friends sleep over on Friday night so Saturday morning we woke up and I made them French toast, then we waited for Mike to get home and she opened presents. After her friends left it was time to try on one of her new outfits and take her "Officially 6 photos".. see above.
Then she had a friend spend the night Saturday and we ate steak, mac and cheese, asparagus and brownies. All her request! Next weekend is her party and we waited to do it then so my parents could be here. She's pretty excited for the party and I'm just excited my mom will be here to help with the craziness. Mike's best friend and my brother also come this week so it's going to be lots of fun after I get all the cleaning and laundry done of course.
 
Another Birthday is in the books, and I'm still emotional. My baby is 6. SIX!! I can't believe it.
 


November 21, 2014

Our brown eyed girl

On this day 6 years ago I went in to be induced which means tomorrow our oldest turns 6. Which is obviously a big deal, or so it feels. For some reason 6 feels like such a big kid age, goodbye babyhood, see ya later toddlerhood, we are about to embark on big kid life.

I remember finding out I was pregnant with her and all the emotions that I felt. She was such an easy baby and so cute it was kind of ridiculous.

She's always been so smart and sharp as a whip. She can definitely hold her own. She's confident, sweet, nice, and everything I hoped she would be and more.
She has been my little buddy through a lot. She has always been my right hand gal, and I hope that never changes.

This year she started kindergarten which was such a huge milestone. I knew she would do great and exceed all expectations. And she has.


top: Newborn, 1, 2
bottom: 3, 4, 5
 
 
Tomorrow when she's 6 she's going to wake up and look older. I just know it.
 
 
I love you, E.R.B!