Thursday, December 2, 2010

Distinctive Nurseries smART Quotes Canvas Wall Art {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Alison!}

Is it strange that although I have no plans for any future children that I still love to browse through nursery decor? There is something about crib bedding and matching furniture and the possibility of stylish yet cute rooms that are somehow just satisfying to see.

But when it comes to places that offer variety of options, it is sometimes hard to find items like bedding in fashionable choices that you can really love. For something other than what is mass-produced in stores, who has time to go search out boutiques for more?

Instead, find everything you need to bring together a beautiful nursery all in one place by people who know, understand and fully care about their customers: Distinctive Nurseries.

With a huge selection of baby bedding and children's bedding that is not only stylish but must pass their standards for extremely high quality, Distinctive Nurseries has something for everyone. Then, take the room to the next level with a piece of gorgeous nursery art or well-crafted piece of furniture. The finished look can be just as you imagined!

Although it's true that I'm not designing a nursery, when Distinctive Nurseries introduced me to smART quotes FOR KIDS, I immediately knew that these canvases would appeal to both children and adults as well as being a wonderful addition to any bedroom or playroom. And, when a beautifully wrapped package arrived, as soon as I opened it up I realized that I couldn't have been more right.

There are many reasons why I fell in love with the Dandelion Wish Canvas Wall Art, but the main two were, of course, the quality and the message.

First, the quality. This 12" x 12" heavyweight canvas is gallery-wrapped around a 1.5" deep wooden frame and is impeccably done. The colors are crisp and bright and the included saw-tooth hanger was covered upon arrival to prevent any damage. All I needed to do was decide on the location of where I wanted to display it and, as there was no glass, I didn't have to worry about putting it around kids.

Second, the image and the words itself are... inspiring. I love the idea of smART quotes encouraging and motivating children through a piece of hip, cool art. By taking notably famous quotes and displaying them in a modern, fun way, you not only have something that is eye-catching and beautiful to look at, but meaningful as well.

Because I wanted to make sure that everyone who visited our house got to see this great piece of art, I finally decided on standing it on a shelf in my daughters' playroom.

We've received numerous compliments and comments on the design and everyone has loved the Louisa May Alcott quote: We all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. I just hope as my girls get older that they'll recognize the encouragement and be a tiny bit inspired and motivated to push a little harder to make their own dreams come true.

Until then? Well, the playroom looks great, of course! With all of the different styles and colors of smART quotes that Distinctive Nurseries offers, there is sure to be at least one (I had such a hard time narrowing down to my favorite!) to match any nursery, bedroom or playroom decor. What a meaningful gift this would be for the holidays!

With everything you need to create a beautiful nursery all in one place, Distinctive Nurseries has all of the options that you need to create a beautiful environment for your little one. Or, if you're not shopping for yourself, they have a great collection of baby gifts and ideas for new mothers as well - you'll have the holidays covered in one easy stop!

And, thanks to the generosity of Distinctive Nurseries, one person will have the opportunity to inspire the child in their life to dream of greatness, because...

One person will win their choice of smART quotes FOR KIDS canvas wall art from Distinctive Nurseries! ARV $48!

To enter to win: Visit Distinctive Nurseries and tell me which beautiful item is your favorite.

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Giveaway will end on December 23rd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Distinctive Nurseries for providing a smART quotes canvas for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.