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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**