Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Shutterfly Brand Ambassador- My First Sponsored Project Idea

Super Exciting News!!!

We are So, So, So excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a project through Shutterfly and Looksi Square, which means we are working on OUR FIRST SPONSORED BLOG POST!  A very exciting milestone to achieve  and only after 5 months of blogging!  

The Task at Hand

Shutterfly and Looksi Square have challenged the bunch to come up with some sort of display for 4 x 6 photo prints.  I've thought, and thought, and bounced ideas off Kyle and my good friend Serena and together, we've come up with a concept!

See those old, dirty windows up there?  They will become cabinet doors for a furniture piece similar to a small china cabinet or buffet- but its purpose will serve as photo storage.  Albums, Scrapbooks, Mini-albums and even Photo Boxes will be able to be tucked neatly inside this piece of furniture.  I am SUPER excited about the idea of having a home for all of our photos- IN ONE PLACE.  

But That's Not All----

The Cabinet will also have a built in Photo Display!  The window frames will become a sweet place to display family photos and can be switched out with the seasons of life! 

I am super excited about the concept we've come up with, and even more excited that I get to work on this project with one of my best friends, Serena.  
We are getting together next week to begin construction, but not without a challenge of course.  Nothing is ever simple, or easy it seems.  

Dark Shadows

Two nights ago our house was broken into in the middle of the night.  They came in our sliding glass door from our back patio and quietly walked through the craft/play room into the garage (moving my laundry bins out of the hallway) and packed out most of my beloved woodworking tools, a friend's bicycle, some wheels and tires, Kyle's chain saw and more.  Then, they came into the kitchen and took Kyle's keys and 1 credit card out of his wallet.  
I keep reminding myself that these are just THINGS and I am SO THANKFUL that no one got up to see what the noises were- it scares me to think what could have happened if we met face to face with these terrible people.  Needless to say, yesterday was wasted with insurance claims, police and getting our vehicles re-keyed so that we didn't wake up this morning and have no cars in our driveway.  
It is so frustrating that there are people out there who are brave enough to violate someone else so terribly and enter there "safe space" while they are sleeping.  We have a long way to go feel safe again but all of our "things" are replaceable.  With this project on the line, they will just have to be replaced sooner, rather than later!  And all through the process I will remind myself-

"Keep your face always to the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you"-unknown

Stay tuned for updates- and the finished project will be revealed in the middle of June!

Please, make sure your homes are as secure as possible- and write down the serial numbers of all important and or valuable items you own- without documentation of these, if they were ever stolen, they can't be reported stolen and looked for without serial numbers.

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