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TICKETS GIVEAWAY – Anne Frank’s Step Sister To Speak In Nashville

Anne Frank’s step sister will share her story of triumph, tolerance and peace.

Eva Schloss

Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s childhood friend and step sister, will share the unimaginable experience of living through the fear and panic which was the Holocaust. This is a special opportunity to hear a first-hand account from someone whose life intersected with one of the most compelling figures in our history.

As time passes, there will be fewer opportunities to hear from actual Holocaust survivors and one day, there won’t be any. Please don’t let the chance to hear Eva’s inspiring message of peace slip by.

For more than 30 years, Eva Schloss has devoted herself to holocaust education and global peace. She has recounted her wartime experiences in more than one thousand speaking engagements and has written 2 books.

She’s also giving an inside look into the life of Anne Frank and her revolutionary diary, showing the real-life people behind the textbook history lessons.

DATE AND TIME

Thu, October 11, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

LOCATION

Nashville Music City Center

201 5th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

Mom In Music City is giving away  4 TICKETS to one reader to this event.

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Minimal LED Floor Lamp

Meet the one-of-a-kind SKY LED Floor Lamp from Brightech. I have zero regrets getting this lamp.

floor lamp

Seriously, this is an incredible light. I chose this lamp because it puts out lots of light and has a simple understated style. The design is slim, elegant, and minimalist. The lamp unit is lightweight with a solid base and easy to move. It brightens up the room without it being in “your face”.

floor lamp

floor lamp

The warm white light  has an integrated 30 Watt LED that generates 3,000 lumens. The LEDs last for more than 20 years because they don’t waste energy like fluorescent, compact fluorescent, halogen and incandescent bulbs. You never have to replace a bulb. LED also means the lamp gives out zero heat.

It blazes bright enough to be the only lighting source needed in any room. This light also powers on and off easily featuring a 3 step dimmer to accommodate your mood and lighting needs. It lights up the room with just one tap.

floor lamp

The pivotal head gives you the option to point the light where you need it allowing for more or less light in your desired space.

floor lamp

floor lamp

By far the best floor lamp I’ve ever had.  Provides so much light and is so much smaller than most floor lamps.

  • Great quality,
  • Easy to put together
  • Switch is touch sensitive
  • Warm light
  • Three-step dimmer
  • LED (never replace light bulbs)
  • Light isn’t hot
  • Affordable

brightech floor lamp

 

brightech floor lamp

Here are some more great and affordable floor lamps from Brightech.

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Minimal Canvas, Photo & Art Arrangement

**I was provided a free canvas to facilitate this post. Opinions are 100% mine.**

I love clean, minimal spaces, but not completely bare walls. A simple, small wall gallery is  perfect for my home. It adds enough interest without feeling cluttered.

simple canvas wall gallery

small wall gallery

I went ahead and hung a mix of canvas, DIY art and photo frames. A home design “expert” will probably say that this is “the wrong way” to hang a wall gallery. Is there really a wrong way to display a wall gallery in ones own private home? I don’t think so. I could place art and photos on the ceiling if I wanted. My home is not an art gallery or museum  and I don’t wish to see a law about hanging art.

My goal is to display art and photos where they seem to fit best in the space.

canvas wall gallery

This canvas, for example, shows happy memories. It’s a selfie we took during our last Christmas in Chicago. Everything I love is in this photo. It puts  a smile on my face every single time.

When Canvas On The Cheap reached out and asked if I wanted to review their product I was really excited to get my first photo on canvas.  Anything on canvas always seemed expensive. So I was really surprised when I learned that Canvas On The Cheap products start as low as $7.75. It’s so easy to create your own canvas. Just upload an image and choose a size. That’s it. Mine is 16 x 20 and it only costs $17.60.

canvas wall gallery

The canvas was my large piece so I added three smaller frames. When my daughter Christy was in high school, she drew this. I love it. It’s a simple pencil sketch that makes me want to dig out my pencil case and draw.

simple canvas wall gallery

canvas wall gallery

The small framed art is from Goodwill and adds just the right amount of color. The beach photo (also from Goodwill) reminds me of all the times the kids and I visited the beach when we still lived in Los Angeles.

wall gallery

My small wall gallery is setting the mood, making a statement, and showing happy memories. Personal taste I suppose.