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Giveaway #11: TZBurps

I am a HUGE lover of all things handmade & plush - and TZBurps is no exception to that. This shop specializes in the CUTEST owls and birds out there.
"TZ Owls and Birdz! --Top 4 reasons they are the BEST and different from other owls: 1. made of all fleece which makes them 2. super soft to snuggle up with 3. machine washable-no spot clean only and 4. since all owl parts are fleece and sewn on anyone any age may enjoy them. Perfect to cuddle up with, use as a pillow or a decoration. You can create your own owl/bird or purchase ones that are ready to leave their nests!"I am absolutely in love with the quality and squishineas of these little guys... Im thinking that we will definitely have to add one to Rozzlyn's collection! They are affordable on any budget... the mini's are just $12-$14... and they go up in size style to around $40. She also has some mini options made of minky dot, that have crinkle paper, squeakers and some cute ribbon tags to be used as a great sensory toy!Since this is a shower/giveaway for Ashley, her special contribution was this little guy below... The cutest little yellow and gray owl (to match her nursery of course :) I can see him propped up in the corner of a crib... just waiting to be snuggled by the little man...One lucky winner of this giveaway gets the mini owl shown above, but in their custom choice of colors for the body, wings & nose :) Good luck!

How to win:
#1: Heart TZ Burps on Etsy.
#2: Heart your favorite pair of item(s) in the TZ Burps shop, then come back and comment below, telling us what you love!
#3: Fan the TZ Burps facebook page.
#4: Follow the TZ Burps Blog.
#5: Fan the RockerByeBaby facebook page.
#6: Heart RockerByeBaby on Etsy.
#7: Follow the RockerByeBaby blog. (in the upper right hand side.)
#8: Blog about this baby shower giveaway! Linking back to our blog... when you are done come here and comment below with the link to where we can see the post!
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Giveaway #2: Wild Juniper

My little sister is obsessed with Mustaches... who isn't? They're funny. The tickle... they make boys going through puberty look like they're almost young men... and they make men who can't grow one properly *ahem, like my husband* look like little boys going through puberty. Old men love them, I know women with them tattooed on their fingers, kids love to have them painted on their face, hipsters think they're cool... and the list goes on and on...  So it was no surprise to me when the mustache trend hit Etsy. But of all the hundreds... no... THOUSANDS of mustache items on etsy, what you're about to see if one of my favorites.

While strolling through Etsy the other day, I came across the shop, Wild Juniper... and I can truly say it was love at first sight. The mama behind Wild Juniper very obviously has some talent. Her shop is overflowing with adorableness as fas as the eye can see.  One of my favorite things to buy for Ms. Rozzlyn are the cute headbands with the fabric roses... I think they are so super cute and shabby chic and add the perfect touch of girlie-ness to my bald baby. :) This one most definitely needs to be added to our collection. And how cute is that packaging???? I love the post card :) So clever! But the real reason we are here, is because of her SUPER adorable mustache onesie. I fell in love the second I saw it. I absolutely love the shape of the mustache, but my favorite part is the textured brown fabric gives it a more dimensional look as opposed to just your boring brown cotton. Cute right?! Well, Wild Juniper has been so generous as to send one for Ashley. For those of you that don't know, Ashley is a photographer... and I can already see a photo of her little man snuggled in a sea of brown, wearing this onesie, and a tiny little mustache... haha. Now, hopefully you love this mustache onesie as much as I do, because Wild Juniper is giving one away to the winner as well! The winner will get the onesie shown... in one of the sizes below.
The sizes available include: nb, 0-3m, 3-9m, 12m and 24m

How to Win:
#1: Heart WildJuniper on Etsy.
#2: Heart your favorite item in the WildJuniper Etsy shop.
#3: Fan the RockerByeBaby facebook page.
#4: Fan the WildJuniper facebook page.
#4: Heart RockerByeBaby on Etsy.
#5: Follow the RockerByeBaby blog. (in the upper right hand sidebar.)
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Fun with Photos...

So - like I said last week - the AE Photography is in town and we're having a blast. Last night we went to Manny's Steakhouse and spent about $435 between the 6 of us. Worth. Every. Penny. (More details on that later) And today has been a "we were up WAY too late playing games, and slept horrible" kind of lazy day - involving emails, editing, and blogging... YAY!

So Ashley posted an AWESOME blog post last week called "Critique Me" where she is gunna post tutorials to her awesome editing tricks... so naturally, since the master is sitting across the table from me, I started practicing... I had snapped a picture of her & Finn earlier in the day and this is what I came up with.

After Edits: And another batch of edits:
Whatcha think? I know they're not perfect... but they're still pretty cool... now I should make Ashley do her own spin and see what SHE would do with it :)
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"OUR" wedding Photographers, AE Photography are in town for a week!!

Check it out - i stole this from their blog so you can share in the deals... to ANY of you in the Minneapolis area - i urge you to JUMP at this deal :)

do you live in or around minneapolis?  would you like a session done by ae?  day after, trash the dress, fashion bridal, senior, boudoir, engagement, family, baby, maternity, child, loveshoot, product, business, or just a fun portrait shoot??  well, you're in luck!  since we will be there already, there will be no travel fees (within a reasonable distance from minneapolis), and we will be offering shoots at the discounted price of:$250 -- which includes a full photo disc with every image and release rights to print whenever and wherever you would like!*1-2 hours of shoot time*full photo disc*complete editing + retouching for every image*online gallery for you, family & friends to view and order prints (if you'd like)*$50 print credit to be used within 1 week of your gallery being fully posted.  good for prints, products & albums.sessions are typically $499 with your choice of photo disc, prints or an album--and you may add on all 3 at an additional charge... so this is a great deal.why are we doing this?!because we are dying to shoot in this lovely spring weather.because we LOVE shooting in new locations.because we will be on a mini vacation, so we will be in extra good moods!because we have a lot of new, fun ideas we are just thrilled about bringing to life!because we love taking pictures... all the time, simple as that.SO -- if you're interested in booking a session from the 21st of March to the 27th, email us RIGHT NOW (because it's, like, next week!) and let's get your scheduled!   limited slots available. more details will be sent out when we hear from you.  feel free to email us with any questions you might have before actually booking.  we look forward to hopefully having fun photographing some of you!!happy spring!
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Giveaway Tuesday!! Boudoir session from AE Photography!

This ones for the ladies! Every mama/lady deserves the chance to really just FEEL beautiful... and AE Photography is giving you that chance and capturing it forever :) 

Ashley is offering one FREE Boudoir Session to one special lady!  You must be a fan of ae and leave a comment on our fanpage to qualify.  Entering requires a message to me (either through the blog,website, email – aephotography.info@yahoo.com, or facebook) explaining why you would like a Boudoir Session by ae and why the discount would mean so much.  You must also include a photo.  The main requirement is that you are fully open to giving Ashley the create freedom she needs to produce the shots she is looking to create.  We are also doing a promo video for ae, so short video clips may be taken (modest ones, of course) throughout the session to be included in our 5 minute promo.  We will also be using them to feature on our site, fanpage & during meetings.  A contract/model release will be signed before the session stating these details.  You will be notified of our favorite shots and when/where we plan to showcase them.

The style of ae | boudoir has always been described as “natural sexy.”  We are not Hustler or anything even remotely close to it.  We keep our photos tasteful and showcase your beauty in a very natural, expressive, sexy way.  We will have a phone, email, or online chat discussing everything so we are fully comfortable and excited for our session together!  I will also have you do an online search to find images you really love, because this session is for you, too!  Poses, styling, coloring, etc. are all things that make each session different from the next.  While I have many things I plan to do, I definitely want you to be able to select some of your favorite poses and looks!
The session will be done in your home to create the most organic feel.  This is definitely good if you are having this session done for you man.  It makes it much more personal!  If for some reason you home will not work out, we can discuss other options.  Upscale hotels (or anything unique & modern) make great options, however the client will be in charge of arrangements & payment.  Travel within 40 miles of 61049 is included free of charge unless otherwise approved by ae.  Standard travel fees apply after that!  A stylist is also an option as an add-on for an additional charge.  Let me know if you are interested in that!   Albums, products, prints, full photo discs, etc. are available at an additional charge.  This free session will include a private Online Gallery to view  an order prints & products.  I will also send you websize, watermarked versions of the photos we use for promotional purposes for you to keep and share.    I will email you our full pricing guide,which gives you more insight into what our boudoir sessions are like.  I can also email those who enter a password to our private boudoir gallery featuring sample photos from many boudoir sessions.This is going to be great fun!  Think feeling laid back, dressing up, playing model for the day and, most of all, feeling extra beautiful and having some great shots to hold onto forever!  Don’t worry if you’re shy or think you would feel uncomfortable–we will make you comfortable, and you will have FUN!  These sessions are “no boys allowed” in the shooting space, so don’t worry about Eric!  The session will take place within the next 2 months–possibly fairly soon.  I will keep this giveaway option for a little while–no specifics as of now.  A post will go up when it is closed.  I look forward to your submissions! Contact us any questions!By the way, our Self Portrait Contest will be up and running very soon now!  This will be like no other contest that we have done before.  We will be offereing gift cards as a fun gift for the winner, and that’s not all!  The gift card amounts will go up with every set of entires in the specific amount!  Check back for that!  I really can’t wait to get it started and see all of your self portraits.***Thanks to our wonderful client for these sample photos she took of her custom boudoir album we created for her man!

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