Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vote, Baby!

The voting poll is up for the photo contest I entered! The post with my entry is here.

CLICK HERE to vote for Mississippi Mama! Thank you! :)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

We have a winner!

The winner of the Alphabet Soup wall hangings is commenter #94, Taylor (email @ Juno). I'll email Taylor and let her know!

Thank you all so much for entering! I really never expected such a response. Your kind comments meant a lot! If you'd be interested in purchasing similar canvases, or if you've got something else in mind you'd like me to try, please let me know!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Photo contest!

Christine at Are We There Yet Mom? has asked her readers to participate in a photo contest! When I read that in her blog, I knew I wanted to enter (I can never resist a contest!), and I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use. Here's the story behind it.

My husband proposed to me on Memorial Day 2006 at a state park in the city where we live. I had no idea the proposal was coming on that day! First walked the trails through the park. Part of the trail passes by a river, and it was there that I stopped to take a photo very similar to this one. After our walk, we had a little picnic, and that was when he very nervously dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife.

On Memorial Day 2007, we returned to the park. We'd been married a little over four months and had just weeks earlier learned we were expecting our first baby! We had our picnic (first, of course, because pregnant ladies are hungry all the time!) and then took our walk. That's when I snapped this photo, along the same trail we'd walked the year before, just minutes before we became engaged. We plan to return there this Memorial Day, with our picnic and our camera. But this time we'll have an even more precious piece of cargo with us: our sweet little boy.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival!

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Howdy! It's time for a giveaway!

Before my son was born, I went on the hunt for cute wall hangings for his room, and couldn't find any I loved, or that I felt were worth the big bucks. So I made some myself! For this giveaway, I'm offering a set just like the ones you see here. These are from the "Alphabet Soup" crib set made by Cocalo (it's amazing what a color copier, paint and Mod Podge can do!), but they'd look great in any baby's or child's room. They're colorful and fun, and every kid loves that!

These are on 8x10 canvases, to give you an idea of their size.

If you'd like a shot at winning your own custom-made set of canvases, just leave a comment here and let me know how I can get in touch with you (your email address or blog address). You do not have to have a blog to win! I'll ship these to the U.S. or Canada only. Since I'll be making these from scratch, please give me at least a week to make sure they're perfect and ready to ship! I'll choose a winner using the random number generator on Saturday, April 26.

Thanks for stopping by! :)