I don’t always buy into the whole idea of New Year Resolutions, but I do love the chance the start of the year offers for getting back into a routine! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the hustle and bustle, but after a few weeks of gluttony and sloth, it feels so great to settle back into our normal schedules. I don’t know what it is about our kids, but they really do so much better when our days are structured and organized and they know what they can expect (and what is expected of them). I think many families feel the same way.
One of the things that I am focusing on this year is improving our home piece by piece. This includes tackling long neglected spaces that aren’t functioning properly and really adding a few personal touches. I have basically put off hanging art, printing photos and adding any personality or life into this house until we “finish” spaces. The longer we are here, the more I realize that the house is always evolving, like our family, so I am determined to stop waiting for things to be perfect, and to enjoy the house as it is right now.
One of the easiest ways to make a place feel more like home is to hang art and family photos - something that I am really bad about. For someone who likes to take photos (and frequently does) I have embarrassingly few printed and on display in our home. Right before Christmas I was lamenting this, so I ordered a canvas print of all three boys from Canvas Factory. When it came I was SO excited - it is beautiful AND high quality, and was exactly what I wanted, but I wasn’t sure where I was going to put it, so it sat in the box for a few weeks.
If you follow me on Instagram you know that I recently gave the back hallway a makeover with a coat of paint and a couple of IKEA storage pieces that provided some much needed coat and boot storage. After I was done I felt it was lacking a little personality, and then it occurred to me to use my photo canvas of the boys! I hung it and fell in love. Now I see their little faces every time we come or go from the house and I couldn’t be happier.
Canvas Factory was easy to work with and is so well-priced and BONUS they come ready to hang. I’m so happy with the quality of my print - it really brings me such joy! If you’re fixing up an area of your house and feel your walls could use a little something, you’re in luck because Canvas Factory has offered to giveaway a 20”x16” canvas print to one of you!
This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada. To enter, just provide your email below but DO NOT WORRY - you’re not going to get any unwanted emails. Unless you win - then I will be contacting you ;)