Tuesday, August 26

Minnetonka for Hello Kitty Moccasin Giveaway!

Minnetonka for Hello Kitty
As promised, here is an opportunity for you to win your own pair of Minnetonka for Hello Kitty moccasins! Actually, TWO winners will each receive a pair of adult Hello Kitty moccasins and a pair of kiddo Hello Kitty moccasins.  It's kind of a mommy-and-me giveaway, but even if you don't have a little one of your own quite yet, you should still enter!  Surely you could find some adorable relative or friend to share the wealth with!  ;)

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To enter, just visit the Minnetonka for Hello Kitty page and leave a comment here stating which pair you love the most!  You can gain additional entries by liking on Facebook, following on Twitter, or following on Instagram!

This giveaway is open to US residents only.  The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, September 2nd and announced shortly after.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Good luck, friends!


Mother, Daughter

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I've been in love with Hello Kitty since I was a little kid.  Growing up, we didn't really have the internet or eBay, so coming across Hello Kitty stuff was a REALLY BIG deal.  It made all the Hello Kitty things in my collection extremely special to me.  I love that my kids love her as well, because it's the best excuse to buy all things Hello Kitty.  In celebration of Hello Kitty's 4OTH ANNIVERSARY (what??), Minnetonka has collaborated with Sanrio to release a collection of moccasins featuring that wonderful kitty.  There's a collection for kiddos, of course, but I was ecstatic to find out there is also a collection for women!

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And, geez louise... how long has it been since my last mother/daughter post?  It feels like forever.  Poesy's almost getting to the point where I can't lift her above my head anymore, and before long Hope will be as tall as me.  Slow down, girls!

On Katie //  Shirt: Marshall's;  Shorts: ModCloth (cut offs);  Backpack: Bali ELF;  Boots: c/o Minnetonka

On Hope //  Shirt: Hello Apparel;  Overalls: H&M;  Headband: ModCloth;  Boots: c/o Minnetonka

On Poe //  Shirt: MamaCase;  Shorts: Garanimals;  Flower Crown: Handmade;  Moccasins: c/o Minnetonka

I'll be back later this afternoon with a giveaway for your very own pair of Minnetonka for Hello Kitty moccasins!  xo.


Monday, August 25

Disposable Camera Challenge // Roll 5

Disposable Camera Photos
We took a float trip with some friends several weeks back, and I brought one of those disposable water cameras with us.  I LOVE the way these photos turned out.  The camera progressively got cloudier and cloudier the longer I used it, so some of the photos have this crazy dreamy effect.  I'll put the pictures in sequential order so you can see the progression.

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As you can see by the end, it became pretty useless.  I'm not sure what happened, but the plastic cover seemed to have a reaction to something.  I'll be interested to use another one and see if I get the same sort of result.  I still love all the pictures, though.  I just bought a bunch of photo albums at the store the other night, so I'm going to get all my disposable pictures organized and in albums really soon!

Thanks so much for all of the birthday wishes for Hope!  She read through all of them and was really touched.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

 

Friday, August 22

Happy Birthday, Hope Larissa

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Hope turns 12 today.  TWELVE.  For those of you who have been hanging around this blog a while, you are probably feeling as baffled as I am.  How in the world did that happen so quickly?  More than that, how has she turned out to be the most sensitive, thoughtful, intelligent, hilarious kid I've ever met?
I'm so thankful for these past twelve years.  I love my little Hope Larissa.  She is truly the best there is.  (Now excuse me while I go cry my eyes out.)