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Friday, February 25, 2011

A Sneak Peek of the Nursery and a GIVEAWAY!!!!

 Wow, it has been another busy week here! I have been working on something I will post about on Tuesday so I haven't been on my computer practically at all for the past several days! And I probably won't be on much again until next week. If you have sent us an e-mail, convo, or facebook message I will get back to you by the middle of next week.  I accidentally hit delete on our entire inbox the other day and had to weed through the deleted box  - which I hadn't emptied in a while - yikes - and attempt to restore everything that was in our inbox but I know I missed a few. So,  if you have sent us something and we haven't responded by Wednesday or so please feel free to send it again!

We officially got the nursery finished today! YAY!!!!! I will do a full post on it next week including a cost breakdown (I have to add it all up, but I think it came to under $150 because we repurposed a lot of items we already owned).  Here is a little sneak peek, though:




Now it's time for another giveaway! 

This time the prize will be for a 
FREE edited photo AND choice of women's or children's screenprinted shirt 
(this applies to our current screenprinted items only, 
we will be doing another giveaway for one of our new pieces as soon as they are available!)

For the edited photo the winner can send us a photo and we will edit it and then send it back with two variations!  Below I will show a few examples of what photoshop can do starting two shots with just very slight altering and two shots that were pretty awful to start with and required a ton of altering.


Here are two shots of Lillie that I just basically ran some actions over because I was pretty happy with the original unedited versions but just wanted to make them "pop" a bit more. 

UNEDITED

AFTER 

UNEDITED

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Both of those were pretty crisp and I liked their composition to start with so it made it pretty easy. The next two, though, were pretty awful shots to start with. Abby is the prettiest little thing but I did a horrible job with the composition and it wasn't nearly as sharp or crisp as I wanted to it be.
UNEDITED
 

Thanks to the wonders of Photoshop though this is now one of my favorites!
AFTER

Now this last shot is horrendous. It is normally something I would have hit "delete" on before even uploading it to my computer. However, I knew I was planning on doing an editing giveaway soon when I took this and figured I would give myself a challenge and see if I could make it work. First - poor Lillie was exhausted and NOT in the best mood. Then it was not the right time of day for me to do "window seat pictures" as we now call them. The lighting wasn't right. And then I normally get in closer when I shoot these ones but was too far back for this photo. Plus on top of all of that it was horribly blurry. So, basically just an all around awful shot.
UNEDITED
 

However with some cropping and a bunch of other little tricks I am so much happier with it.
AFTER

 How can you win?

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post!

You don't have to have a blog to enter, either. If you aren't a blogger, just enter a comment and then where it says "comment as" scroll down near the bottom and click on anonymous. However, if you do that, make sure to leave your e-mail address so we can confirm that you are the winner. If we draw the name of someone who doesn't leave any identifying information we will simply draw a new name. Make sure to check back here on the blog to collect your prize!

You can comment each day if you would like to up your chances!

For an extra entry become a follower of our blog!

Just write "follower" as a second comment so it counts as an entry.

You can enter until midnight on Monday evening  and then I will post the winner either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Have a wonderful weekend!

266 comments:

  1. your style is like vanilla frosting! i love it! pick me!

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  2. is it even possible that number 1 or 2 will get picked? hmmm....but i am a happy follower! love your style! and love your lil' family! happy weekend! xox!

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  3. I can't wait to see the final pics of the nursery, the preview pics are so pretty!

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  4. the photo editing is so amazing. and i can't wait to see the whole nursery... i am due with a baby girl at the end of may & working on our nursery as well. yours is inspiring!

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  5. Cute pictures of the nursery and great photography tips!

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  6. i love your blog and how wonderfully talented you are!

    monstersmommy021207@gmail.com

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  7. i follow your blog!

    monstersmommy021207@gmail.com

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  8. what a great giveaway! have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. love you blog
    ambermisko@gmail.com

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  10. I'm a follower! Love your style... wish that you could fly on over to my house and redecorate (of course, I wish that I had the budget to redecorate, as well!) =-)

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  11. You do such a great job with the photo editing...I'm TERRIBLE at composing photos... There is always SO MUCH clutter around, it's hard to "set up" a great shot!

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  12. I am DYING to see that nursery!!! Count me in for the giveaway! Have a great weekend.

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  13. follower....xoxo's Nancy
    sncarey1@att.net

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  14. LOVE the nursery!
    I am a follower of your blog:)

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  15. what fun! I would love to see what you would do with a picture of my daughter!
    lisa_pt2003 at yahoo dot com

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  16. follower!
    lisa_pt2003 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I want to win, I love your editing always :)

    Of course, the nursery looks amazing. Can I hired you to decorate my new house now? lol

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  18. Oh my, that nursery is SO lovely!! I would love to win your giveaway, thank you!!
    :) Valerie

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  19. oh i just got some pictures in email from son yesterdy of his 2 boxers i would love to have them edited.....wishes myself luck!!

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  20. jennifer, i am so excited to see the rest of your gorgeous nursery! i may very well incorporated some of your vision into my vision :) :)

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  21. i was drawn over here earlier this week by seeing a room you had done in your house for your daughter- love it! and the nursery is looking amazing, too- you are very talented!

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  22. Oh, how exciting! I would love to have a photo edited! :) Thank you for doing another giveaway!

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  23. gorgeous! Nursery AND pictures! :)

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  24. I love all of your pictures, you do such a good job editing them!

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  25. I just found your blog a few weeks back. So pretty. Would LOVE a T-shirt.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. follower... love, love, love your blog.

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  27. love your blog! would love to win but am more excited to see the fabulous completion of the nursery.

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  28. I would LOVE to enter your giveaway!

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  29. I absolutely LOVE your style and taste!! I hope I win!!

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  30. Love love LOVE your blog (is it okay I'm a BYU basketball fan?)

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  31. Have already been following for a while. <3

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  32. The nursery looks beautiful. It must feel so good to have it finished! Can't wait to see the rest. Your photo editing is just beautiful. All I know how to do at this point is take a photo. No other skills whatsoever. Have a great weekend!

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  33. Could you come make my house look as beautiful as yours?

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  34. The nursery is beautiful. Very soft and calming with a magical and upscale flair! Gorgeous! Doesn't it feel fabulous to be finished a project and be happy with it? And doing so it doesn't break the budget!
    Where did you learn about photography and editing? I am floundering around! Your images are heavenly.
    I am a follower, and you are on my blog roll!
    Have a blessed day,
    Yvonne

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  35. your photos are absolutely stunning, and i can't wait to see the room makeover, just the little corner you showed is perfect, love the lampshade...

    cindy

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  36. I'm in love with what I see of the nursery, it's so pretty! The lampshade...swoon :)
    XOXO
    Kristin

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  37. I can't wait to see pictures of your completed nursury...I love your style! Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  38. I am a new follower. Saw you on Miss Mustard Seed. Lovely pictures!

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  39. I am a follower and I will gladly admit I stock your blog :) I would love for you to come and do my house for me!!!!

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  40. I forgot to put my email on my post above...
    mariellemartin20@hotmail.com

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  41. Can't wait to see the rest of the nursery! Beautiful.

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  42. and of course I follow you but you know that, right? LOL

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  43. This would be fantastic...love to win!

    Rondell

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  44. Would love to win! Beautiful nursery!!!
    Cmrutter@ymail.com

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  45. Great giveaway! Love the nursery already!

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  46. can't wait to see the whole nursery. kristincita1@comcast.net

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  47. I'm a follower. kristincita1@comcast.net

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  48. I got so excited when I saw the title of your post and I was right to get excited. The nursery looks AMAZING!! I can't wait to see more!

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  49. Lovely nursery. And of course I'd love to win!

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  50. Your blog is SO SOOTHING!! Thanks for sharing so many beautiful ideas!
    I'd love love love to win one of your shirts!!!

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  51. That nursery is looking adorable!

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  52. I follow your blog and LOVE your style!

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  53. I adore your blog! Your a very talented lady!! Please enter me!!

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  54. The nursery's looking great! Your edited photos (and originals too!) are lovely.

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  55. I am new to your blog..coming from House of Smiths and I am just in love with it! Can't wait to see the nursery.

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  56. Your nursery is looking wonderful!;) Love the giveaway too! Hugs,Rachel
    French Farmhouse 425

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  57. ooh thank you for sharing a few pics of the nursery. It looks so soft and inviting--perfectly magical for your new baby girl.

    I can't wait to see the entire nursery.........

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Debra
    Baton Rouge, La

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  58. I simply adore the nursery!!! I can't wait to see the little angel too! Thank you for the chance to win! *crosses fingers*
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~
    froufroudecor@yahoo.com

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  59. Enter me please!

    laurenelysebowman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Wow!Please enter me in your give-a-way! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  61. I found your blog a few days ago through links, and I am now a follower! I sat an entire evening and read all the way back to the beginning. Please add a second entry for give-a-way! Thanks.

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  62. I also have been a faithful follower!

    Rondell

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  63. I am a follower and I love the photos!

    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  64. Wow, I LOVE how those photos are really transformed into art! Wish I knew how to do that!

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  65. for a second entry I am a follower!

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  66. OOOOh Pick Me, Pick Me!!!

    clesi (at) hotmail.com

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  67. Gorgeous photography, girl! And yay on the nursery...it looks stunning!! Thanks for the chance to win!! :-) shaunna

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  68. Love your blog! Wish I could get my little girl to sit still enough to get some great shots!

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  69. LOVE your blog and cannot wait to get my hands on one of those shirts for my daughter!!!!

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  70. and, i simply cannot wait to see the rest of the nursery. 1. although i encouraged you to stick with the color scheme you had in the room, i only did so because i figured it would have saved you A LOT of work. buuuuuttt, i really wanted to see the neutral nursery so i cannot wait. and 2. because if we ever have another one (while in this house) we will also have the dilemma of making a crib and guest bed work in one room so i am looking forward to your inspiration!

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  71. love the nursery! absolutely gorgeous.

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  72. Your nursery looks beautiful. The ruffled shade is gorgeous. Can't wait to see more photos!

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  73. I am so very jealous of your beautiful nursery...and on such a small budget! I need to get started on mine! :)

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  74. the room (so far) is beautiful!

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  75. Just found you last week! LOVE your style!!!

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  76. You need to come redo my house, I love how you change it up and redo things yourself without spending so much.

    Martha
    mycardenas10@gmail.com

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  77. Love your blog, and love the sneak peek of the newborn nursery, can't wait for the full post.

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  78. Thanks for a chance to win this great prize. I love your products!
    Warmly, Michelle

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  79. I love your blog. On the days when I only have time to read 4 or 5 yours is always one I include. Would love to win. Vickie

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  80. . . . AND I've been a faithful follower ever since I first laid eyes on your fabulous blog!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  81. Loving the nursery! I can't wait to see the full reveal. I'm in the middle of putting together baby boy #2's nursery as well and I'm having so much fun.

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  82. I love your edited photos! They're so dreamy.

    instyle@nycap.rr.com

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  83. I'm a follower!
    instyle@nycap.rr.com

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  84. I'm a follower too. Love the blog!
    acmulbarger@yahoo.com

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  85. Love what you did with those photos - and the nursery "sneak peek" looks beautiful!! I have that same inspiration photo bookmarked in my RHB magazine too!!!
    swtleah@hotmail.com

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  86. I love your creations

    Cindy
    cindymikewong[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  87. The nursery is FABULOUS!! Love the lamp shade. Can't wait for a tutorial.
    marshaporter@verizon.net

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  88. Lovin' the sweet ruffle lamp in the first pic! Adorable!

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  89. I love your shop and would love to win this giveaway! Thank you!

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  90. Just came across your blog and I am in awe! I love it. Probably my favorite blog ever.

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  91. This is great!! I love your Blog!

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  92. Love the pics you have edited. Amazing difference. Following too!

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  93. I want to be you when I grow up...is that stalkerish?
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  94. And of course I am a follower!
    ky.jackson@com

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  95. Your photography skills are something I aspire to!! I love the editing you use!

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  96. oh and of course I am a follower!!

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  97. Beautiful photos! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. I adore the nursery, can't wait to see every detail! Thanks for another amazing giveaway :)

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  99. This would be amazing to win. Thanks!
    lindsayronae (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. I am a follower too!
    lindsayronae (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. oh please, oh please, pick me!! :)

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  102. Im a follower and I LOVE the nursery so far! I saw the H - a hint at what the little ladies name will be??

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  103. Great giveaway! I am already a follower and I will post this to my sidebar !Hugs lulu

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  104. I'd love to win! I LOVE your shop!
    soonermom76(at)gmail.com

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  105. Follower
    soonermom76(at)gmail.com

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  106. Beautiful Nursery and Pictures!

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  107. your nursery is gorgeous! i love your lamp and the room's color combination! i would LOVE to win your giveaway. hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  108. The nursery pictures are adorable! Thanks for the sneak peak!

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  109. Love the nursery already...can't wait to see more! Also love your photography...such a great giveaway! I follow! ~Deb~

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  110. i love the new nursery!

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  111. I'm in love with your style! Hope I win!
    hcaryl80@hotmail.com

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