Monday, June 27, 2011

Birthday Photo Roundup, {Giveaway} Monday, and a Winner

To celebrate my birthday, we had some family fun. 

(Aw, aren't we cute?  Self-portrait.)

(Photo by Matt.)































We went to the pool.

(Yawn.)























We took a walk.

(Yep, I married him.)























We saw pretty flowers.

















We ate dinner together at our favorite restaurant.  I love having a special place where we've celebrated birthdays, our engagement, and Ellie's homecoming.  Both Matt and I have trouble straying from our favorites on the menu, but we always take time to read through all the dishes, then get the same old thing.  My meal of choice is a crepe with salmon.  Amazing.

(Photo by Matt.)
















This is the first time we've taken a blue duck out to eat at our special place.

(Blue duck recommends the French Onion Soup.)
















I'm getting to be the age at which one doesn't advertise the year of their birth.  But I also was full of joy watching the kids play this weekend, and thankful Ellie will grow up with many other little ones her age around.

 




















Ellie has a lot of little friends being born and on their way these days.  Wouldn't name blocks make good gifts for all these cute new little babies?  Amber from Gallery Eleven is giving one lucky reader a set of name blocks from her Etsy shop.

You have two choices:

(The product photo has a pretty good name.  Close...)
















(This set has cute owls.  Hoot!)
















To win, leave one comment on this post per entry.  I'll pick a winner with random.org and announce the lucky reader in a blog post. 

Ready?  Here are the ways to enter:

1. Follow Little Miss Stubborn on Blogger or Google Friend Connect.  Then, comment and tell Ellie one thing you remember about your childhood bedroom.

2. Visit Gallery Eleven on Etsy and make that shop a favorite.  Then, come back here and tell me which product you wish you owned. 

3. "Like" Ellie's Facebook page, and tell her that you did on this blog.

Good luck!

Finally, the moment you've all been waiting for!  The winner of last week's {Giveaway} is Taylor (comment #1.)  I think sweet baby W will love her new picture.  Taylor, shoot me an email and I'll make sure you get your prize!
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25 comments:

  1. Woohoo... first comment! I love the hanging blocks but I loved your b-day pics more!

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  2. Happy birthday to you! Love your photos... And your Ellie is so, so sweet....

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  3. Happy birthday, Megs! You and Matt are so cute (and it goes without saying that Ellie is ADORABLE in that pool photo!).

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  4. Happy birthday! I remember so much from my childhood bedroom, which I shared with my older sister. It was bright yellow and my mom had put together a HUGE puzzle of an underwater scene and hung it on the wall. I remember the cold of the hardwood floors and the way the room got so dark when we pulled the shades at naptime. I loved that room.

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  5. Hi Ellie!
    In my childhood bedroom, I was allowed to decorate it however I choose, so for many years, my walls were sponge painted many shades of blue, with silver aluminum foil looking electrical tape for the "border."
    (my mom was a brave and accepting woman!)

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  6. Also, Miss Ellie, I have already "liked" your facebook page!

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  7. I also added the etsy shop to my favorites! Cute stuff!!

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  8. Oh, and Ellie, tell your mom I wish her a very happy (belated) birthday! I love the picture of the two of you by the window. Precious!

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  9. I am a follower. One thing I remember from my childhood room was the lavender paint on the walls and my matching white and purple bedset!

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  10. Following gfc,one thing I remember about my childhood room was my first big girl desk. My mom got it so we could work on homework (I shared a room with my sister for a while) but I remember wanting to decorate it- putting my piggy bank, a flower on it. It drove my mom nuts.

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  11. I liked on facebook and forgot to say in previous comment that I like the custom name canvas!

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  12. i follow via GFC, my room was decorated in Strawberry Shortcake (the old school 80's one) until I was about 12!

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  13. i would love to have the wood blocks or the canvas, so so cute!

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  14. ellie, we both follow your blog and are fans of yours on facebook. if only we could know you in person! your mom's updates are a pretty great substitute, as i feel like i'm getting to know you and your sweet, adventurous personality.

    the biggest memory from my room growing up is my "princess bed" which turns out was a $40 used daybed my parents scored when i was in elementary school. i seriously felt like a princess and couldn't believe my parents got it for me.

    i sure love those owl name blocks. we find out next week if we are having a girl or boy come december, and they would be pretty sweet in a little girl's room!

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  15. Um... is it too late? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the owls!! My Ellie is obsessed with owls. In fact, I already bought her big girl room bedding that is retro owl themed because I was afraid that by the time I actually needed it, it would be sold out!

    Come on random.com or .org... pick me!! :)

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  16. follow blog
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  17. love the owl theme blocks. added as fave (curiouskitty)
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  18. Following via GFC! I remember having a Mickey Mouse blanket in my room. :)

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  19. I favorited Gallery Eleven on Etsy! I love the Custom Name on Canvas for Baby, Nursery, Child, Teacher, you decide!

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  20. I like Ellie's Facebook page! (Heather S.)

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