Tuesday, September 18, 2012

You Are My Sunshine!

I received a present in the mail last week. And I love art. LOVE. My mom is obsessed with this website called fab.com and she is constantly "did you see this?" or "did you see that?" I already have jossandmain.com and onekingslane.com updates, so the last thing I need is another discounted website to shop on.

Little did I know, my mom had been doing some shopping of her own. And I got this beauty delivered to my doorstep last week. Avery was super excited about it too. But for a totally different reason. The packaging was light saber shaped. So Troy and Avery played Luke and Darth Vader in the foyer. No video. Sorry.

Anyway. Here he is in his framed glory:

Now. Backstory. I don't remember this, but apparently my mom sang "You Are My Sunshine" to me everyday, all the time, when I was baby/kid. This is a super thoughtful gift from her. She was all teary eyed about it over the phone when I opened it. I felt kind of bad because I don't remember it, but then again, I don't remember a lot of things from my childhood. I know there are people who remember their 1st birthday, but I LITERALLY remember nothing until I was in 2nd grade and got my tonsils out and stayed overnight in the hospital. That is the first memory I have. And it was traumatic. Sorry Mom. My first memory is of me being abandoned by myself overnight, in the hospital, with fire in my throat.

But that is neither here nor there. Mom, I LOVE THIS PRINT. It's totally gorgeous. I love the dark teal color. And it's HUGE!! It's a 22 X 30 inch print. The paper quality is amazing. It is SUPER thick, quality paper. And I love that it is meaningful for mom and me. I just wish I had a memory of the meaning behind the gift.

So you walk in the front door and this is what you see. Right to your right. Pretty right? On my new (okay, technically it's old) craigslist buffet. And we all know I love Craigslist.

And here he is from the front angle. Perfect, right? Pretty good scale for the buffet. He didn't come framed, so I did have to buy a frame. I snagged it from Michael's for 55% off. WIN! And then I had an additional 10% off coupon. DOUBLE WIN!

Anyone received a great gift lately? Or gotten a sweet deal with a coupon?


  1. OMG - such a precious thing!

    And also, super cute - heading over to that website now to check it out :)

    1. Did you find anything good? My mom is obsessed.

  2. I'm so happy that you like it. I think you don't remember anything when you were young because I was singing to you all the time. The brain has a way of blocking out bad things, in this case my singing. :-)


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