Special thank you to Canvas Press for sponsoring today’s post. The canvas was gifted to me, but these thoughts and opinions are all my own.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I spent it with some of the women I admire most. Now I know that I’ve mentioned this before, but for those of you who are new readers, I lost my mom when I was a freshman in high school and was blessed with an awesome step-mom that same year when we moved in with my dad.
Kand’z is truly a superwoman. She’s self-less, taking on the role of mom to me and Mica without question when our mother passed in 2003. She’s even taken on the role of “grandma”, but don’t you dare call her that. All of the kids love their Mimi, and they should! Kand’z is an educator, a nurturer of passions, the person you want to have in your corner in times of joy and struggle and one of our biggest advocates. She’s the one who encouraged my love of traveling and showed me how to be strong in the workplace and other aspects of life. I aspire to be like her when I grow up, and if I can be just a quarter of the person she is I will have achieved that goal.
I knew that I wanted to do something a bit different this year for her Mother’s Day gift and Canvas Press helped me put the biggest smile on her face. A few weeks back we had a gardening day at my parent’s house and I snapped a few pictures of my nuggets helping out. There was one in particular that I knew I wanted printed so I was super excited when Canvas Press reached out to me about a collaboration. I was a bit worried at first, thinking that it would be a difficult process, but their website is straightforward and there were a TON of print options for me to choose from. I ended up going with a 16×20 print and made sure that I ordered early enough in case there was a long lead time for it to arrive.
The print came that very week. I’m serious! I placed the order on a Monday and the print was at my apartment before Friday. Fast delivery and great quality, and it was packaged well so there was no damage to the canvas during transit. It’s the little things that count.
Now my plan was to actually frame the print before I gave it to her, but that fell to the wayside. Fret not, it’ll get framed this week. Either way, Canvas Press helped me give Kand’z a Mother’s Day gift she won’t forget and she’s already told me that she plans on hanging it up in their master suite!