Love Overflowing

Kudos to The Learning Curve

Emily is practicing to be an NFL linebacker. She’s rough, tough and throws her weight around. Unfortunately, the baby gate (used to keep the dog out of her room) took the brunt of her practice session. I am still not sure exactly how it happened…But it happened. She broke the gate. Now the dog thinks that it’s free reign and that makes Emily mad. She’s not at the point where she invites Shadow into her room. Sure, it’s ok for Emily to crowd Shadow off of her pillow in the early morning hours but letting Shadow in her room?? No way!

I decided to see if we could purchase replacement parts for the gate in case we wanted to put it back up. I emailed the manufacturer, The Learning Curve. After looking at an emailed copy of the instruction manual, I was able to tell them exactly what pieces where needed. They are so awesome that they are going to ship the brackets free of charge.

Now that’s some customer service! They were easy and pleasant to deal with. I would buy from them again in a heart beat. More companies need to be like that.

Thanks to The Learning Curve for making my day!

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Crafty lady

Emily and I have been working on some Valentine’s Day fun this past week or so. She has been waiting for Valentine’s Day for weeks thanks to Grandma. Grandma plays a Care Bear tape (yes, TAPE) that belonged to Aunt Nina when Emily rides with her. One of the songs is about Valentines. She’ll say “I mommy’s Valentine.” Or today, she was mad at me, it was “No. I not Mommy’s Valentine. I Daddy’s and Shadow’s.” I got demoted below the dog. I really made her mad! 😉

The first craft we worked on was foam Valentine’s. She had lots of fun with that. I bought some foam hearts and foam stickers from Michael’s. She decorated the hearts her way!

The second thing we made was a Valentine’s butterfly. We took two of the foam hearts and glued them together. I then cut out a body for the butterfly. She decorated the wings, put on the googly eyes and the mouth. So very proud!

February 14th has come up on be so quickly!! I had all of these cute crafty ideas that I wanted to do with Emily and just ran out of time. Eh, I suppose we can do hearty farty stuff all month long huh?

She did make a really cute Valentine zeebra at her friend Chase’s house though. I’ll have to post a picture of that. It’s super cute! Julie is way more on top of things than I am!

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