I get companies that reach out to me from time to time, asking would I like something they offer in return for me writing about it on my blog. Eighty-five percent of the time, it’s companies that have nothing to do with what I write about, or offering products I would never use. Since I am transparent on here, I need to tell you this when I write a post like this because I don’t want you to think I would write about just anything or everything. I know I have said I love to write, I just don’t like to write that much.
It was as we were painting our family room that Jennifer from Modern Map Art reached out to me asking if I would want to work with her and her company. I went to her website, clicked on the pretty pictures of maps, and decided I needed one for the wall above my desk.
I was creating this really cool quote wall above the area I do most of my writing and wanted inspiring (on a Hobby Lobby 50% off budget) pieces to hang there.
They had cool lake maps:
Pretty swell map pillows:
Kick ass skyline prints:
Stellar typography maps:
But I didn’t get any of those.
I did get a cool custom star map; what the stars in the sky looked on a particular day in your life.
Think birthdays, wedding days, days you bought your favorite slacks etc..
Since I was only offered one print (and didn’t want to be one of those bloggers), I couldn’t do the birth of my children.
Thanks, Modern Map Art.
So I decided on the evening my husband and I wed.
It was super easy to fill out the editor form for my art.
I chose a framed poster, in size 8×10, with the color scheme white poster with black sky.
I then entered the place where our wedding was held, the date and the “title”, which I chose The Night We Wed.
The Day We Said We Would Hang for the Rest of Our Lives Followed by The Evening We Got Hammered, didn’t fit.
But since I am a hopeless romantic as well as a neurotic perfectionist, I wanted the exact time we met at the altar (aka-the front of the barn no I’m not kidding) on the frame.
Except for one thing: I couldn’t remember what time we got married.
I dug around for the wedding invitation, an album that might have given it away, hell, even a sundial.
So I guessed.
LISTEN, I AM IN FULL BLOWN MENOPAUSE. I CAN’T REMEMBER IF I ATE BREAKFAST YESTERDAY.
I love my husband, our day was ridiculously special, and our union means the world to me. So what if I can’t remember the time?
I knew it was in the early evening around dinner time and time was pressing on so I needed to put info into the little box on the website because I really wanted to know what the sky looked like at the moment we said I DO.
Give or take an hour.
I chose 5:30 and it sat well with me. I felt like we would be a get married at 5:30 kind of couple.
By the way, I know nothing about stars. It’s lost on me completely.
I don’t even know what my kids’ astrological signs are DON’T HOROSCOPE-SHAME ME.
But I like the idea that our marriage was written in the stars, as they say, I mean we always said we were meant to be especially when we found out I was conceived the day my husband was born.
So TOTALLY written in the stars.
I sent in my info and waited for my written in the stars sign to arrive from Modern Map Art!
I loved it and immediately hung it up on my wall o’ quotes above my desk.
A few days later, I was digging through our basement closet looking for pictures for an upcoming high school reunion when I found this:
If you want to make your own custom star map, custom street or city map, head to Modern Map Art today and use the code FIRST10 to save 10% and shipping is always free on all orders!
Thank you Modern Map Art for supplying me with a cool star map print. All opinions, as twisted as they may be, are mine.