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Packing up the kids and heading to the beach, lake or pool, is one of my favorite ways to spend a summer day. While it might not be swim season in the PNW yet, it is the perfect time to pick out new swimsuits for my beach babes!

Olivia + Ocean makes the cutest swimsuits around (like this one!) and I’m so excited to team up with them for a giveaway over on Instagram! Head HERE for all the details and to enter. Contest closes Sunday, but you can also get 15% off of your first order with code: RAEANN15 (YAY!!!).

All these cute swimmers and sandy pics have me wishing (even more) for summer! How about you?

xo, Rae




Happy second day of SPRING friends! Anyone else getting the urge to spruce up everything in your home and wardrobes? The spring cleaning bug is real I tell ya.

To celebrate the fresh new season we put together a collection of 5 clips, perfect for spring, with ryan and wren (our fave hair clip co.) that will freshen up your little girl’s accessory stash and we’re giving away a set too!

To enter to win one set of my 5 clips (pictured below) from ryan and wren, head to Instagram, follow @raeannkelly and @ryanandwren and leave a comment on this post, letting me know one thing thats on your spring bucket list. Contest closes Friday, March 24th at 12pm PST. One (1) lucky winner will be picked later that night and notified by direct message on Instagram.

For all the boy mamas out there, these clips would make a great gift so I hope you’ll enter and share with friends :)

CLIPS INCLUDED | yellow, denim, purple, spotted, and floral

So hard to pick one color and design so we double up somedays!

Will model hair clips for cake pops, lemonade, and cheap sunglasses, ha!

This set of clips will be available for purchase later this week and you should also checkout Mary’s (the mama behind ryan and wren) Easter basket clips… so much cuteness on one Etsy shop!

XO, Rae

P.S. – they work great it Tilly’s hair too! To help keep them stay in place for long (and busy) school days when she doesn’t want to bother having to adjust them, I add a little  rubber band.



Sure it’s a slightly manufactured and forced day of love, but I’ve had a soft spot for Valentine’s Day for as looong as I can remember and look forward to designing a new collection of cards every year. They’re perfect for the little ones to give their playdate besties or the bigger ones to give their classroom friends and are easy to pair up with a sweet treat or small toy. Melts my heart every year to see how excited the kids get over assembling and give their Valentines. It’s seriously the sweetest thing to see them loving on others!

Oh and because V-day is just as much about celebrating friendship as it is your main squeeze,  I’ve teamed up with my real life galentine, Kendra from Hen & Co for a giveaway. Details are at the very bottom.

Llamas, pizza and narwhals, oh my… A unicorn is just about the only thing missing! These new designs and all of last years are available in the DESIGN SHOP now. The last day to order will be February 7th (only 9 days away, eek!) so don’t wait too long to order…plus it always feels good to check a few things off the to-do list!

Griffin and Tilly have already chosen the “hello valentine” in the top left along with the ice cream cone shooters and dinosaurs they are pictured with. I kinda like these ice cream cards (or the polka dots) with the shooters for Poppy too and Espen is still deciding between these googley eyed hearts, NY inspired ones (would be cute with chocolate covered pretzels!), and star wars. I guess choosing is sometimes the hardest part!

Can’t get over how adorable Poppy and Kendra’s daughter, Bellamy are with their heart day tops and cards!

A little BTS peek… wish we had a camera rolling in time-lapse to capture all the messy chaos of working with kids while also trying to keep it fun. Let’s just say I was sweating by the end of it. #momcardio

And confetti is always a good idea.

Now for some giveaway details, YAY!

We believe friends are the spice of life and want to hear what you love about yours over on Instagram. All the details will be posted HERE at 1pm today. Winners will receive an adorable tee or leo from Hen & Co and a set of 24 personalized valentines from my shop for you and a friend! I’ll send a second email later today when the giveaway is live so SIGN UP FOR EMAILS if you haven’t already!

This is my most favorite project of the entire year and I had the hardest time stopping at 6 new designs. That being said, if you have a valentine theme request let me know in the comments and I might be able to put something together for you!

Happy Monday you guys :)

xo, Rae




If you’ve been a blog reader for even a little while, you’ve probably heard me brag about my beautiful friend, Stacy Jacobsen, and her killer photography skills. I’m not exaggerating when I say, she’s amazing at what she does and is so effortless and chill to work with, yet manages to capture the playfulness of the moment and the personality of those in front of the lens.

I’ve been so spoiled by her willingness to shoot my fam bam over the last 8 years. She has captured some of the sweetest seasons in our life as well as the more everyday moments and today I’m so excited to share her with you guys via a giveaway! 

Enter to win a family photo session (in the Seattle area) by going to and signing up for her newsletter.  Contest closes Saturday, November 19th at 10pm PST. One winner will be chosen at random and announced here and emailed by Stacy the next day. 
Stacy is also running a H O L I D A Y   S A L E (<–click for details) right now through Sunday, November 20th at midnight —  5 0 %   o f f  gift cards for family sessions and mini sessions! You guys seriously can’t beat it. Even if you win the giveaway. Wish we could book all of her mini sessions…!
Once you’ve signed up for emails, head over to Instagram for a chance to win Santa photos for you and a friend!!! (A few of my faves from years past, below)
(Don’t we all look like babes in the last one?!)

Good luck and happy Thursday!

XO, Rae

PS – I know this giveaway excludes many — maybe one day we’ll be able to do a destination photography giveaway!!! Until then, I’ll be dreaming up another giveaway to share soon. 



It’s been feeling a little like fall around here (rain!) and the kids head back to school next week (boo!) but we are going to SHAKE IT OFF and have the BEST DAY EVER because it’s Friday and we’re celebrating with a totally great giveaway with HEN & CO. Kendra is the mama behind the brand and is also one of my dearest friends (the kind you don’t know what you’d do without!) but I would be a fan even if she wasn’t and I’m so excited to share her clever designs with you guys!

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To enter to win one t-shirt and one leo from HEN & CO., leave a comment sharing one way you ‘shake it off” when your day isn’t going so great?! Contest closes Sunday, Sept. 4th at 10pm PST. One (1) lucky winner will be notified by email and announced here on Monday the 6th.

Congrats to Brooke B for winning the HEN & CO. giveaway!

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Griffey and Poppy put on their Hen & Co. gear for our lunch date yesterday at Shake Shake Shake, where we ate the most delicious fries and milkshakes. Somehow tho, my littles where more impressed with the ketchup. At the end of our date, Poppy decided to have a meltdown over not being able to suck on the red ketchup bottle so we ‘shook it off’ by exiting the building ASAP. Normally though, I would say we shake things off with a dance party and if it’s happy hour, a glass of wine for mama!

How about you?

XO, Rae



YOU GUYS (!!!) it’s August 1st — the last month of summer vacay — and I’m in full blown denial about it. Anyone else feel like summer just started? In an effort to avoid all things back-to0-school for a little longer, we decided to put together a fun giveaway full of goodies that will help you soak up summer until the very end.

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1) mini clips add a pop of sumerry color to anything / 2) retro ice cream scoop perfect for a sundae party or ice cream social / 3) tote for any last minute road trips / 4) sprinkles and candy eyes for all the ice cream / 5) oversized neon + kraft tags just because / 6) ‘namast’ay in bed’ pillow cases to celebrate one more month without alarm clocks / 7) pretty throw pillow for entertaining / 8) mini colander for late summer berry picking / 9) paper popcorn boxes for outdoor (or indoor) movie night

To enter to win my August faves, sign up for emails (if you haven’t already) HERE and leave a comment sharing one thing (or more) you still have to check off your summer bucket list! Contest closes Friday, Aug. 5th at 10pm PST. One (1) lucky winner will be notified by email and announced here by the following Monday.

Congrats to TEESHA for winning the August Faves Giveaway + thank you to everyone for participating!!!

A couple things that still need checking off our summer bucket list is a trip to our family cabin and working a lemonade stand. Looking forward to reading your comments for more ideas too!

Sending you all the winning vibes!

XO, Rae

PS – To make matters even more bittersweet today, it is also Poppy’s 2nd Birthday! Shared a sweet note and pic of her on Instagram this morning. If you want to see, CLICK HERE.




Structured days, early nights and lunchbox packing is coming to an end and being replaced by endless water play, all day snacking and impromptu get togethers. We can hardly wait so thought we’d celebrate with a PINTEREST PARTY! One lucky winner will receive a $100 Target gift card — just follow the guidelines below.


  • Sign up for email updates at the bottom of this post.
  • Make sure you are following Rae Ann Kelly on Pinterest.
  • Pin at least 3 of your favorite Rae Ann Kelly blog post images from this board on pinterest or directly from their respective blog post pages.
  • Make sure your pins’ caption includes the hashtags: #raeannkellypins and #rakpinparty so we know you’ve entered!

Contest closes Monday, May 30th at 6am PST. I’ll announce the winner here and then send a message to your pinterest account by the end of the day.

THE WINNER IS: Ginger Brehl

Have fun you guys!!! I’m excited to follow along :)

XO, Rae



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A couple weeks ago I picked the middles up from school, headed to the batting cages and took some lifestyle pics of this totally adorable “hey batter, batter” ballpark blanket by Northernly. It would make a cute addition to a couch or bed and makes sitting on bleachers or cheering from the grass that much more fun and cozy and I’m excited to say that we are GIVING one AWAY!

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//After a little bit of fun with the blanket (and scarfing down cracker jacks) the kids spent time in the batting cages and grabbed snacks from concessions. It was a fun outing for us that I highly recommend for a kid date!//

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I can’t talk enough about how much we LOVE the blankets and pillows from Northernly. We have them all over our home. The beautiful patterns and textures make every space feel a little more happy and put together.

Enter to win a “HEY BATTER” throw by leaving a comment below letting me know how you would use your blanketContest closes Tuesday, May 3rd at 10pm PST. I’ll announce the winner here and then a direct email will be sent to the winner from Northernly by the end of the week.


If you just can’t wait or could use the perfect spring or summer throw pillow (like the green gingham above), snag them HERE.

Good luck + happy weekend!

XO . Rae



Hope you guys had a fantastic (long) weekend!?

Today I have a belated Valentine’s day treat for you. A $100 giveaway for one lucky winner to Maker + Ink, a new online shop that offers art by various designers (myself included!) that declares God’s truth and looks amazing in our homes. Details for the giveaway and a promo code (for 15% off) are below, but first take a look at how I displayed a few of my favorite Maker + Ink prints!


Spring cleaning season is just around the corner. Which basically means I’ll spend the next few months avoiding any deep cleaning by finding 100 other decorating and decluttering projects that could use my attention.

This year I decided to get a head start by sprucing up the two most neglected spaces in our home, the kid’s bathroom and the master bathroom. We spend too much time in these spaces to let them stay drab and while new tile and beautiful upgrades sound appealing, all it really takes is some pretty and encouraging art, inexpensive frames (from goodwill, target and Ikea) and fresh towels to cheer things up!



Out of the 4 prints I picked, 3 of them ended up in my bathroom. I felt guilty about hogging most of the art until it occurred to me that the kids spend almost as much time in our bathroom, hanging out while we get ready or playing in the tub, as they do in their own! Is it the same around your house?


// BE KIND print //




// RISE and SHINE print //

A small look at the kids’ bathroom… I still have a a few other updates to make in here so stay tuned but the colorful art and yellow hooks have already made things more cheery.


Now for the giveaway details!  (1) lucky winner will get $100 in store credit to Maker + Ink. The contest starts today, Tuesday, February 16, 12AM EST to Saturday, February 20, 11:59pm EST. Winner will be contacted directly by Maker + Ink. Click image below to enter!


Or start shopping now and get 15% off your order with coupon code: RAE15

Once you have entered be sure to share the giveaway with friends! I would also love to know what your favorite Maker + Ink prints are. Leave me a note in the comments!

Happy Tuesday you guys :)

XO, Rae



Ready for part two of my belated Birthday giveaway? If you missed part one, head here. You guys know how much I love design that is also functional. Well todays giveaway is the epitome of that.


If you haven’t heard of it already, allow me to introduce you to Paper Works, the brainchild of my friend Emily over at Jones Design Company. Since we are good friends and neighbors I’ve been lucky enough to get a monthly set of Paper Works since the beginning. As a natural non-planner, organizing and planning for the fam (or even just myself) can feel like a major chore but my monthly stack of organization (and design) goodness calls my name, makes planning a bit more fun and life easier. Today I’m excited to share the organizational love by giving away a 3 month subscription to Paper Works to one (1) lucky reader. 

Enter to win by leaving a comment below letting me know where you could use a little organizational helpContest closes Thursday, November 5th at 10pm PST. I’ll announce the winner here and then a direct email will be sent to the winner on Monday.

Winner: JESSICA from, congratulations! (I will send you an email in just a sec.)

Here is a peek at the November collection:

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Click here to checkout the full set.

I’m already excited to announce a winner just because I know what a treat it is to get a paper works package in the mail. Hope you win, but if not head to Jones Design Company and sign up for a subscription — there are two options — you can get a PRINTED collection mailed to you or a PRINT-AT-HOME digital collection. Wish I could pull an Oprah and give one to each of you!

If you missed it, checkout part 1 of the belated B-day giveaway :)


XO, Rae




Ohmygersh, what an amazing (and crazy) month October was! After our whirlwind of Birthdays, Halloween and Homecoming I’m back with a belated Birthday celebration for me and a couple of my favorite things to giveaway to you! Seems like the perfect way to kick-off November, don’t you think?


Starting with this adorable beanie. Ever since styling and shooting for Northernly this past summer I’ve been obsessed with their “COZY” hat and today I’ve partnered with them to make all your beanie dreams come true.

To win one for you and one for a friend, head to my Instagram account (@raeannkelly) and find this same pic for all the details. Contest closes tomorrow so don’t wait!


Super cute, right?! If you can’t wait for the giveaway, head to their etsy shop to check out all their goodies. You won’t be disappointed!

Next up, my favorite paper planning fancies, PAPER WORKS.


Good luck and happy November!

XO, Rae