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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I've been gone...

...from blogging way to long. I miss it. I am going to try to be better at it but its just hard to find the time to squeeze it in. I work, come home, do dinner, homework, bath, work on orders from Polkadots & RainBows then by the time I am done, I'm beat. BUT I am working on it. So instead of going back and stressing about filling you in on everything, I am just going to start from now. So here is our Santa pictures from this weekend. 

My aunt works at a local Hair Salon and the owners husband retired from being Santa at the big Macys store in NYC. Every year they would fly him up to do it. Its a very demanding job though because unless you are at work you have to in your hotel room. You arent allowed to go out into public because of course you are Santa. But now that he is retired, he comes to his lovely wifes shop once a year to play Santa and we all get to rip the benefits of seeing him :O)  

As you can tell Presley Kate isnt fond of sitting on Santa's lap. She was fine with him from a distance but she wanted no part of sitting in his lap :)

Have you had pictures done with Santa this year? How did it go?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Anderson Monogram

I have an Anderson applique/monogram onesie and a Anderson applique/monogram burp cloth. If you are interested. Please email me at keepersphoto{at}gmail{dot}com

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CMAs 2011

I am sooo excited to see the CMAs this year. I have loved country music since I could walk and talk. I remember listening to Reba, Loretta(my first concert ha) & Johnny Cash and singing my heart out. Santa brought me a karaoke machine when I was about 9 and I wore that sucker out. I remember one of the songs I had was 9 to 5 by Dolly. When I got my license at 16 I rode around town singing my heart out to Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina. Now as a mother I still sing like no ones listening in the car & my boys tell me to turn Daddys music on (Rock) lol but Country is where I am from. I can relate to most of the songs because I live them down here in Georgia!!! So tonight we get to celebrate the artist & the industry!!! Plus I cant wait to see a few of my favs dressed up. :)  Here are my predictions on how it will go tonight!!!  Like you care but I wanna see if I am a good guesser. Cause I know yall really value my imput HA!
My prediction are the names in bold.

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton 
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Carrie Underwood
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year

Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Jason Aldean
Keith Urban
Kenny Chesney

New Artist of the Year 
The Band Perry 
Luke Bryan 
Eric Church 
Thompson Square 
Chris Young

Vocal Group of the Year 
The Band Perry 
Lady Antebellum 
Little Big Town 
Rascal Flatts 
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year 
The Civil Wars 
Montgomery Gentry 
Steel Magnolia 
Thompson Square

Single of the Year 
"A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans 
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band 
"Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson 
"Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton 
"If I Die Young" by The Band Perry

Song of the Year 
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles 
"Dirt Road Anthem" by Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford "If I Die Young" by Kimberly Perry 
"Mean" by Taylor Swift 
"You and Tequila" by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

Album of the Year 
"All About Tonight," Blake Shelton 
"My Kinda Party," Jason Aldean 
"Speak Now," Taylor Swift 
"This is Country Music," Brad Paisley 
"You Get What You Give," Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year 
"As She's Walking Away," Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson 
"Coal Miner's Daughter," Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert 
"Don't You Wann Stay," Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama 
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year 
"Honey Bee," Blake Shelton 
"If I Die Young," The Band Perry "Mean," Taylor Swift 
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama 
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

I am really excited to see Rascal Flatts (my favorite) with Darius Rucker, Lionel Richie & Little Big town all collaborate together. Also ready to see Faith Hill perform after 5 years. And a new favorite of my Luke Bryan. I cant believe he is in the Best New Artist category when he has 3 albums and all have #1 hits. Crazy!
Anyways! I will be back to tell you what I thought tomorrow!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Hey every one. I have been away. I have been so busy I havent had much time for blogging but I hope to jump back in soon. Here are the winners of two giveaways.

The winner of the Lil Birdie Shop giveaway is Crafty

The winner of the Minin N Ginin giveaway is Fatty Bumpkins

If both of you will, please email me at keepersphoto@gmail.com you have 48hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Chapter

Some of the people close to me knows there is nothing more I want than to be a Stay at Home Mom. I hate that I dont get to go to their school functions. I hate that my parents sometimes has to take my sick children to the doctor because I am unable to get off work. I hate that the laundry is never done. I hate that I feel like I am missing out on my children growing up. When I get home from work, I have to pick them up, fix supper. Then we do homework, eat, take baths and go to bed. I want to be a SAHM. BUT....
...As of this moment in our lives we are just not financially ready to be on a single income. So, my family has turned to Dave Ramsey. I know a few people who are now living Debt Free with using his program. This weekend when Presley Kate & I headed out with my Mom we stopped by the B&N & picked up his Total Money Makeover Book.

I am 7 chapters into this book and it makes total sense!!! One of the families that I know that is now debt free is emailing me her budget sheet as an example & I am excited to see how they do it. They too are a family of 5, now living on a single income. So who knows early next year all my dreams may come true.

If you are a SAHM mom, how are you doing it? What are some secrets? How did it go when you went from 2 to 1 income? Any tips, advice or suggestions, GREATLY appreciated.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Random Weekend

I have been meaning to post that on Oct 14, 2011, my niece, Brooklyn Virginia-Grace was born at 6:04pm. She weighed 8lbs2oz and is absolutely beautiful. She looks so much like her big brothers its unreal! 

She was born with the cord around her neck once and she also had a knot in her cord. Luckily she was born when she was or the knot in the cord could have really been dangerous. This is a great picture to show the knot. (Her Mommy doesn't mind I show this beautiful picture lol)  
Look how sweet she is. They have some professional pictures that I will post just as soon as Mommy uploads them (shes a little busy at the moment ha!)

In other news I am preparing for an upcoming fall festival as well as working on orders from my etsy shop, Polkadots & RainBows! I am truly grateful for all my fans & customers :)

This weekend, we also took the kiddos to the pumpkin patch. Its a new one that just opened up this year. I was a little disappointed but the kids had fun. Of course, I left my camera at home so these are my crappy iPhone pictures. But some are better than none right? Ha!
The kiddos with our pumpkins

Peyton about to shoot the Corn Cannon. They enjoyed this!

Parker's turn!

Another shot of my little loves. 

Little Miss Sassy Pants. She loved the little corn maze. 

So how has your weekend been? Have a great week!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Minin N Ginin Review & Giveaway

I love when I come across a shop that I am excited about. Especially a shop that is made by a fellow crafter and has a love for what they do. Thats why I love Minin N Ginin so much. Her shop is filled with lovely handmade baby and toddler dresses, coats, hats & more. Here are some of my favorites from this shop but honestly everything is adorable!!!

How sweet is this winter coat? I love it. I could totally see PK wearing this & getting lots of attention!

How sweet is this knit dress? Would be perfect for the upcoming holidays or pictures!

I am in love with these pants. I love the ruffles on the bottome. Makes me squeal!

Every little one needs a sunhat. This is the shop to go to for them!!!

Minin N Ginin was so kind and sent Presley Kate this adorable sweater. The weather is getting cooler here and its the perfect time to wear this. This sweater is so soft and comfortable. Some sweaters she doesnt like because they can be itchy or to bulky but not this one. She loves it :) & therefore Mommy loves it!!!

Minin N Ginin would love to extend her generousity and offer Magical Memories followers the chance to win a $20 credit to her shop!!! 

Want to win? Here is how to enter. (Please leave email with comments)

*Head over to her SHOP and heart your favorite item & come back here and tell me what it is. (Leave link please) MANDATORY
*Be/Become a follower of my blog (MANDATORY)

Extra Entries?
*Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link +5
*Like Minin N Ginin onFacebook & tell them Magical Memories sent you +3
*Grab my button for your page +2
*Post a fb status about this giveaway. +1 per day
*Buy something from this shop +20

**Giveaway will end on 11/4 * Winner will be chosen by random dot org**

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lil Birdie Shop Review & Giveaway!!!

Hey Friends! I wanted to introduce to you a lovely Etsy shop that I think you will love just as much as I do!!!! The shop is, Lil Birdie Shop!! Jacquie, the shop owner, is the proud Mother of two little ones. She and her family have been making things for years, staring back in the 1800 with a family haberdashery. To say this shop has experience is an understatement. In this shop you will find the cutest hair accessories, earrings and singlets (tank tops). Have a look for yourself but these are a few of my favorites from her shop. 

Love the designs and fabric of these singlets. So adorable.

Love this headband. So adorable.

Absolutely love this apple tank. Would be sooo cute on a little one for school or apple picking!!!

This yellow hair accessory is sure to brighten anyones day!

Lil Birdie Shop was so kind and sent us this adorable owl singlet for Presley Kate as well as this adorable hairbow. I love it. The applique is sewn on for extra durability and I dont have to worry about it when I wash it. We are still having warm days here in Georgia so she can wear it a little longer this year and can wear it all  next year. I have no doubt that it will last us a couple of years and then can be passed down. She also sent us this very cute hair accessory!!! Isnt it darlin?
Lil Birdie Shop would like to extend her generousity and offer Magical Memories followers the chance to win a Singlet or Long Sleeve Shirt of choice.

Want to win? Here is how to enter. (Leave an email in your comments)

*Head over to Lil Birdie Shop and heart your favorite item. Then come back here and tell me what that item is and your etsy id (MANDATORY)
*Be/Become a follower of my blog (MANDATORY)

Extra Entries?
*Like Lil Birdie Shop on FACEBOOK and tell her Magical Memories sent ya! +2
*Blog about this giveaway +3
*Post a fb status about this with @LilBirdieShop hyperlinked as well as the link to this giveaway +1 per day
*Buy something from this shop and tell me what you bought +15

**Giveaway will end on 11/4 * Winner will be chosen by random dot org**

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


The winner of the Baby Sullys Art giveaway is Jamie. Please email me within 48 hrs to claim your prize keepersphoto@gmail.com 

Lordy, this is the first year that both my boys are in extra activities and it is killing me. Between soccer, cubscouts, planning for festivals and running a business & working fulltime, I am beat!!! And DH is in school two days a week. Blah!!!

Be on the lookout for a cute giveaway that will be posted soon :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Winner Redraw

I was never contacted by the winner of LuLu Grace Designs so I have had to redraw a winner this morning. The new winner is Laura from The Marshall Family. You have 48hrs to contact me or a new winner will be drawn. Please email me at keepersphoto@gmail.com

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Hey Guys we are super busy here so just wanted to pop in and announce the winners of a few giveaways!!! So here goes...

The winner of the LuLu Grace Designs giveaway is Emilie Rose

The winner of the Heather Rogers Designs giveaway is Crystal

The winner of the Pamie Kays giveaway is Angie

Ladies you have 48hrs to email me at keepersphoto@gmail.com or a new winner will be chosen.

Also be sure to enter the Baby Sullys Art giveaway!!! It ends on the 11th and has super duper low entries!!!!

...and while you are out entering giveaways, enter to win a headpiece of your choice from my shop over at Houghton Happenings blog. She also has some other amazing giveaways posted.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Winners & Parkers is SIX

First off let me announce the winners of two giveaways!!!!
The winner of the Pasque Flower Creations giveaway is Brandi.
The winner of the Inspired For You giveaway is Stephanie.
Ladies you both have been emailed. Please respond within 48hrs.

I must say a Big Happy 6th Birthday to my little man, Parker. I cant believe that you are six. Where has the time gone? Seems like just yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital...
(picture by my sis in law Danielle)
...and today you are a very independent Kindergartener who loves everybody!
Your Stats:
You weigh about 65lbs and you are one the tallest kids in your grade and the grade ahead of you. Everyone always thinks you are the oldest because your a lot bigger than your brother. You are going to be a big guy like Daddy!
You love to talk & sometimes this gets you into trouble. Everyone knows Parker. You are very much a social butterfly and loves to be the center of attention.
You and your  brother are best friends. You ask for each other if the other isnt around. I love that. I hope you will always be best of friends. You help your sister do anything and are a great protector of her. She is lucky to have you and Peyton as big brothers.
You love playing soccer. This is your first year and you are a natural at it. Your first game was last week and your team won!!! 5-2!!!! You scored 3 of the 5 goals!!!

I am very proud to be your Mom, Parker. Happy 6th Birthday Cheesecake!

Baby Sully's Art Review & Giveaway

I love hand crafted items no matter what they are. That is one reason I love fall so much is all the craft shows. However, that is also why I love Baby Sully's Art so much. This shop is full of hand painted custom nursery and children artwork. However, she can paint pretty much anything. If you have crib bedding you want a piece of art work to match then, this is the shop you have been looking for. Here are some of my favs from her shop.
How seriously cute are these little baby animals?
Love these painting made to match a nursery!
Absolutely LOVE the colors of this paint. Would be so cute in a little boys nursery!
Works for a nursery to an older childs room!
Such a special saying for so many, including myself. Would be great in any nursery.

Baby Sully's Art was so VERY generous and sent me a custom painting of my husbands car. His birthday is in 2 weeks and I had to give it to him early when it arrived. I knew I could not keep it a secret. That car is like his 4th child. He loves that car and this picture is priceless to him. He told me we have to find the perfect place to put it IN THE LIVING ROOM. Umm, I am not sure about that. He said if its in the garage (with all his other car things) that no one would see it lol. He wants everyone to see it. He is also going to be posting it on all his Camaro message boards that he is on. Makes me very happy with this shop!!!
(sorry the picture quality is so poor. my computer is on its last leg..)

Baby Sully's Art would like to extend her generousity and give Magical Memories followers the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to her shop! (You will not be disappointed in her work!)

Want to win? Here is how to enter. Please leave an email in the comments.

*Tell me what you would get if you win (Mandatory)
*Be/Become a follower of my blog (Mandatory)

Extra Entries?
*Like Baby Sully's Art on FACEBOOK and let them know Magical Memories sent you +2
*Blog about this giveaway +3
*Post this as your fb status-- Check out this great giveaway for @BabySullysArt at http://www.magicalmemories3.blogspot.com/ Enter to win a $50 shop credit!!! --+1 per day
*Buy something from this shop +20

**Giveaway will end on Oct 11 * Winner will be chosen by random dot org**

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Heather Rogers Designs Review & GIVEAWAY

I love personalized things! We all know it! That is why I love Heather Rogers Designs so much. She makes the cutest shirts for children, all completely personalized!!! She had a bunch of big/little sibling shirts which are great for pregnancy announcing as well as hospital visits to see a new baby & pictures. She also has tons of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas Shirts too! Here are a few of my favorites but honestly love them all.

How adorable are these little candy corn sibling shirts? Perfect for those have little brother/sisters born in October!

Thinking about getting Parker this shirt for his birthday since he started his first year of soccer this year.

This is a MUST have for new little ones!!!

Love this Little Turkey! Wear it all fall season!!!

I am a Volunteer Fan so I am most definately in love with this little cheerleader. Presley Kate needs this when we go to Knoxville this fall to the zoo & pumpkin patch!!!

Heather Rogers Designs was very sweet and sent Presley Kate this adorable fall pumpkin shirt. I am in LOVE with it. Its so adorable. I wanted it a little big so that she can wear it all next fall season as well. I have no doubt that it will wear and wash til then because the design is made into the shirt. Its not like a sticker stuck on it that will peel off in one wash. I am very impressed with the quality of this shirt. I will most definately be ordering more from this shop & I think you should as well. (Plus you get extra entries into the giveaway when you make a purchase)

Heather Rogers Designs would like to extend her generousity and offer Magical Memories followers the chance to win a shirt of their choice!
Want to win? Here is how to enter.
(Leave email address with comments)

*Like Heather Rogers Designs on FACEBOOK and tell her Magical Memories sent you (Mandatory)
*Be/Become a follower of my blog (Mandatory)

Extra Entries?
*Blog about this giveaway +3
*Enter my other giveaways +1 per giveaway
*Heart your favorite item in her shop and tell me what it is + 1 (leave etsy id in comment)
*Buy something from this shop & tell me what you bought +10

**Giveaway will end on Oct 4 * Winner will be chosen by random dot org**

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pamie Kays Review & Giveaway

The holidays are fast approaching us. Its almost October! With October comes Halloween!!! Well every little girl must have a Halloween outfit right? And Christmas too!!! Have a look at Pamie Kays, a custom clothing & childrens accessories shop! She has the cutest Halloween outfits as well as Christmas and every day items as well. This shop is just filled with cuteness!!! Have a look for yourself! You will fall in love too!
Look at this Gingerbread knot dress! Is it  not the most adorable outfit?
And this Longall Jumper is just adorable with those ruffles!!!

This Gnomeo & Juliet outfit makes me so happy. Absolutely LOVE the colors & they style of this outfit.

And this little Halloween piece is just amazing. Your little one is just to be the most fashionable little girl. Look at those ruffles around the next!!! Squeal.....

Pamie Kays was so sweet and sent Presley Kate this adorable Halloween ruffle jumper!!! When it arrived & I pulled it out of the packaging, I was in love. The fabric is sooo adorable & the colors are so fun. She looks so cute in it. I cant wait until we can take her out for everyone to see. Plus another thing I love is that it will hold up in the wash. One thing I hate is you buy something, wash it and it looks worn out. Well I have washed this and it still looks brand new!

Pamie Kays would like to extend her generousity and offer Magical Memories followers the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate!!!

Want to win? Here is how to enter.
(leave email address with each comment)

*Head over to Pamie Kays and add the item you most love to your favorites, leave your etsy id in the comment as well (Mandatory)
*Be/Become a follower of my blog (Mandatory)

Extra Entries?
*Blog about this giveaway +3
*Tell me who you would get this item for +1
*Enter my other giveaways +1 per giveaway
*Buy something from this shop +10

**Giveaway will end on 10/4* Winner will be chosen by random dot org**

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bad Blogger Award!

That is what I should be receiving! Ha! My children have never been into extra curricular activities so this year with soccer, cub scouts, weekly speech & language sessions, a fulltime job & a small business, I find myself going a little crazy! I often wonder how other people do it. Any ways, that leaves little time to blog and I miss it! Its my outlet but I just havent had time to sit down and do it. To be honest, I have a lot of post started just not been able to complete them. Also I never posted the rest of our Disney pictures and over the weekend ALL of our pictures were deleted off the computer & our back up hard drive. We have a guy working to restore those but its looking pretty grim. I am so upset over this.

So how do you other busy mommas do it? My husband goes to school in the evening so he isnt able to help as much as he would like. Any suggestions? Advice? Or "You're not alones" lol

***Also please be sure to check out the amazing giveaways in the upper right sidebar. They have super low entries & it makes me sad!***

Also check out Stephanies giveaways HERE, HERE & HERE!!! What are you waiting for? Go Enter!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

LuLu Grace Designs Review & Giveaway

I love hand made clothes that look professionally made. Especially for Presley Kate. Its hard to find something in the store that will hold up to a two year old and still look brand new when they get handed down after they grow out of them. But I am here to tell you about a shop that you can find durable hand made items that is comfortable, cute and durable!!! That shop is Lulu Grace Designs. She has a lot of really adorable fall decor in her shop right now that will make you squeal!!!! Here are a few of my favorites but there are to many to list them all :)
Absolutely love this zebra outfit. This is just the cutest thing!

And I love love love this skirt with tulle tutu. (And it would match most all fall shirts!!!)

Is that candy corn not the cutest thing ever? LOVE IT!!!

A great fall tee for any little girl!!!

An outfit that she can wear to any birthday party!

Lulu Grace Designs was so generous and sent all three of my kids a very special cape. On the 24th is Parker (my middle son) birthday party. This year he has chosen to go with a super hero theme. And what does a super hero need? A cape of couse!!! She sent Parker a blue cape with his name and a lightning bolt on it, Peyton is yellow with a blue star and Presley has pink with a flower & her name as well. They all love to put them on and are ready to fight crime!! (If you need a cape, you must check out this shop!!!)

Lulu Grace Designs is very kind and would like to offer Magical Memories followers the chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to her shop!!!

Want to win? Here is how to enter.
(Leave email with each comment)

*Like LuLu Grace Designs on facebook & tell her Magical Memories sent you (Mandatory)
*Be/Become a follower of my blog (Mandatory)

Extra Entries?
*Blog about this giveaway +3
*Enter my other giveaways +1 per giveaway
*Add your favorite item from her shop to your favorites on etsy +1
*Buy something from this shop & tell me what you would buy +10

**Giveaway will end on 10/4 * Winner will be chosen by random dot org**