I have a group of friends I text throughout the day. We’ve been doing this group chat for going on two years and even though they all live in different cities and states, they’re some of my closest friends. The four of us are moms, and we share good stories – and the bad – when it comes to our parenting skills.
Far too often, I see photos and articles online that depict really great moments or perfection. I’m envious of the spotless spaces (I currently have Legos all over living room floor) and the amount of natural light people seem to have throughout their homes (we have a lot of trees that block light. Natural light is a dream – and something we get mainly in late fall and winter.)
But then I have moments where I build forts for my son, ignoring the mess in the living room. He is ecstatic when I take the time to build these “castles” for him and that’s what matter.
Last week I received a package from Hallmark that included framed art that says “Happy is the New Perfect.” And it really hit home. Perfection is not going to be found in my living room – not this week, at least. And just like with the texts I share with my friends, perfection is not found in our homes unless you’re looking at the happiness we’re all experiencing in the little moments.
Along with the framed art, I also received a wristlet with the same saying – and will fit perfect in my purse to hold small items that constantly get lost. And the mug? It says “You may ignore the queen, but she’s still the queen.” I love it. (And I may end up giving it to someone I have in mind.) All of these items are from Hallmark’s “Pretty Witty” line, which really speaks to me. 🙂
I enjoy getting these fun surprises through the Love Hallmark program, because they also included a few greeting cards. Their cards are always spot on and I can’t wait to send them to friends and family in the next few days. (Mother’s Day is just next week! Have you purchased your cards yet??)
One winner will receive a giveaway pack including “Happy is the New Perfect” framed art and wristlet, as well as Signature and Kim Mallory greetings. Just enter through the Rafflecopter below, and the winner will be announced on May 11!
I received items from Hallmark’s Pretty Witty line in exchange for this review. No other compensation was exchanged and all opinions, as usual, are my own.
What makes up your “perfect”? For me, it’s a happy family. I know the big messes will eventually get cleaned up, but hopefully we’re having a good time while making those messes.