It’s been half term here this week and I’ve enjoyed taking some time to be with my (not so) little ones and re-charge our batteries. They have both struggled through to this break, I think it’s been a combination of the dark mornings, the fact that they went back to school tired after Christmas and the lack of sunshine. We have had a few beautiful days this week though so we were able to get outside with the dog and take in some fresh air.
As my children grow, and especially over the last six months or so, I am noticing more and more the fact that they are becoming more independent and increasingly want to spend time alone or with each other rather than leaning on me to entertain them every step of the way. It’s a strange feeling. I suddenly have time on my hands that I haven’t had for 12 years. There are short periods of each day where I find myself wondering what to do! This is such an alien feeling after so long and it’s definitely giving me moments to think about the passage of time and the changes that the next few years will likely bring.
I am so aware of the fact that we are creating precious memories together now that I will hold on to forever. As you know, I’m all about capturing those special memories in a photo and displaying them around the home. The photo canvas in the picture above is from Wallcreate.com and I love it! The photo was taken on our holiday in New York last summer and it was such a special moment. The best thing about it was that it was completely un-staged. We were just walking along on a beautiful day in Central Park and the kids were ahead of us chatting and laughing together and my daughter just put her arm around her brother for a bit. So cute! So glad I had my phone with me to capture the moment.
The canvas is sitting in this little nook at the moment. I quite like it here but I may hang it elsewhere in the long-term. Wallcreate are a UK-based company who specialise in photos on canvas, photo enlargement, canvas art and pop art portraits.
My experience of using them was very positive. They delivered quickly, the canvas was well packaged and arrived in perfect condition. The quality of the image is better than other canvases I’ve purchased. The colours are vivid and the image is really clear. My daughter was particularly impressed by the quality and is already bugging me to let her have the canvas in her room.
And now to the exciting bit! Wallcreate are offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win a free 30 x 40cm photo canvas made from a photo of your choosing. Simply hop on over to my Facebook page to find out more and enter. If you are not on Facebook and you would like to enter, simply email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know if you are the lucky winner. UK residents only this time I’m afraid.
If you don’t get lucky this time, all of my readers can get a 15% discount at Wallcreate.com by entering the code homeheartharmony at the checkout, so even if you don’t win, you can still get a great photo canvas for a great price. The discount code lasts until 1st January 2016 so you have plenty of time to use it. Maybe you could order a few as gifts for your loved ones? I might just do that myself!
I have also finally got around to setting up my Instagram account, so follow me there at homeheartharmony. Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks! Until next time….xoxo.
Please note that Wallcreate.com provided me with a free photo canvas for this review. Opinions are all my own.
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