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DESIGN CHALLENGE + A GIVEAWAY (with itsums)

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Another Wednesday, another giveaway ($150 to Pottery Barn Kids) and this one is extra special because it involves a design challenge and some new blogger friends!

You guys all know how much I love itsums.com and how easy they make it to stay organized and on budget for just about anything so I couldn’t turndown this fun challenge. A group of us were asked to create a design board for a child’s room (any age). We had to include everything from furniture and bedding to a reading nook for under $2,500. I chose the boys (Espen – 9 and Griffin – 4) shared room and had way too much fun picking things out. Even better, I included a few things that are already in their room and managed to come in well under budget! Fingers crossed I’ll be able to put my summing to good use and redecorate their digs in real life, soon.

Here’s a peek at my inspiration and board:

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I went for a modern lodge-y vibe… Click here to see all the things!

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Now for all the giveaway details! Enter to win (1) $150 gift card to Pottery Barn Kids by using  T H I S   L I N K  to start your own itsums account. Contest closes Wednesday, October 14th. I’ll announce the winner here and then a direct email will be sent to the winner from my friends at itsums.

If you haven’t used itsums before, heres 5 reasons you’ll love it — 1. It keeps track of all your expenses and allows you to enter a price and category for each. 2. You can add any image from product, to inspiration, to DIY tutorials to your project board. 3. Everything is linked for you! 4. You can mark things off as purchased as you go or “hide” things that you are on the fence about. 5. It’s perfect for remodels, redecorating, parties, Christmas and gift giving, and so on!

For more design inspiration, follow the links bellow to see what the other design challengers came up with:

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Making it in the Mountains / Oh My Dear / Fresh Crush / Design Post Interiors / Bre Purposed / Simple Stylings / Claire Brody Designs / Kiwi in the Clouds

Let me know if you have any questions… All the luck friends!

XO, Rae

P.S. – If your stopping by today for the design challenge, welcome! Hope you’ll get cozy and take a look around. Here’s a few fall posts you might enjoy: Boo banner / Halloween freebies / Holiday syrup recipes /  Halloween party + printables

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A GIVEAWAY: WORK WITH ME :) (CLOSED)

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Schools back in session which means I have oodles of time on my hands! Just kidding. But I do have a little more than the summer months allow and love working with new people (like you!) and since it’s HumpDay I figured it’s a good day for a giveaway. (And rhyming.) So I’ve partnered with myself to giveaway (2 to 3) Hours of Design Time creating anything your little heart desires — graphics for your business, Birthday invites for your little one, a custom art print for your kitchen, Christmas cards, textile design for a throw pillow you’ve been dreaming of, etc. You can also check out my “work with me” page for other ideas.

Enter to win by leaving a comment below. Contest closes Saturday, September 26th at 10pm PST. I’ll announce the winner here and then a direct email will be sent to the winner on Monday.

The winner is: Elise McGuire

If you have a friend with graphic design needs please forward them this post!

Local friends, don’t forget to checkout the giveaway with Stacy Jacobsen Photography. Happy winning!

XO, Rae

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A (local) GIVEAWAY: TREE FARM MINI SESSION (CLOSED)

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Hey, hey local friends! I’ve got a killer giveaway for you today… Bummed your not local? I have something for you today too! Head here for a different giveaway — Pssst, it’s for everyone!

In the spirit of cooler weather and getting ahead of the Holiday game, I’ve partnered with Stacy Jacobsen Photography to giveaway (1) Tree Farm Mini Session taking place in November.

Enter to win by leaving a comment below letting us know the last time you had family pictures taken. Contest closes Saturday, September 26th at 10pm PST. I’ll announce the winner here and then a direct email will be sent to the winner from Stacy.

The Winner is: Destiny Ostrander

In addition to the giveaway Stacy’s offering 20% off for any other mini session you might want to book. Head here for all the mini session details and use code: RAE20 at checkout.

You guys know how much I love the talent and stylings of my friend Stacy Jacobsen. She takes a lot of the pictures featured on the blog and as much as I look forward to working with her I’m also constantly booking mini sessions for the fam.

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The best part about minis is that they are affordable and quick so the pressures off and you can keep things simple or do something totally silly!

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Fingers crossed you win! And don’t forget to take advantage of the 20% off your session!

Head here for anotha’ giveaway…. Not bad for a HumpDay, huh?!

XO, Rae

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MOM NEEDS BTS CLOTHES TOO & ITSUMS GIVEAWAY REMINDER.

itsums-3Hey guys, dropping you a little note on a Saturday to remind you to sign up for the $75 Target gift card sponsored by Itsums! All the details and links can be found in THIS POST. Giveaway ends tomorrow morning.

Plus I made a fall wardrobe wish-list board for myself because moms need back to school clothes too! It’s still in need of editing (a thousand dollars worth!). Click here to check it out.

Hope the weekend is being good to ya!

XO, Rae

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BACK TO SCHOOL STYLE ON A BUDGET WITH ITSUMS (+ A GIVEAWAY!) (CLOSED)

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Itsums has quickly become my favorite online resources for planning parties, home dec projects and wardrobes. I used it with the girl’s room makeover and my summer capsule and finished on budget and just this week started boards for the kids’ back to school clothes. Usually around this time I start filling up my online shopping carts and then end over spending, getting too much for one of the kids (usually Tilly) or purchasing items that don’t necessarily work well together. Needless to say I’m excited to be more organized and on budget this year!

In the spirit of back to school and staying on budget, I’ve partnered with itsums to giveaway (1) $75 gift card to one lucky winner (finger’s crossed it’s you! :)

Enter to win by using  T H I S   L I N K  to start your own itsums account. Contest closes Sunday, August 16th at 8am PST. I’ll announce the winner here and then a direct email will be sent to the winner from my friends at itsums.

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If your in the mood for some BTS shopping inspiration, take a peek at the kids’ (approved) boards. At the moment they are all over budget so I’ll be doing some editing or holding out for some sales before purchasing!

Griffin’s Board // Tilly’s Board // Espen’s Board

Since the weather stays nice through the middle of October I typically purchase a few things for back to school and then add layers later in the year.

What’s your strategy for back to school shopping?

good luck and happy hump day!

XOXOXOXO, Rae

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PS – I know you will love itsums but want to mention that they are in the beta stage and gladly welcome any feedback you might have after using.

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(CLOSED) Giveaway with Design Mom // Living with Kids Book

Last fall I received an email asking if I would be willing to style a couple kid-friendly home decor spaces for a Design Mom (Gabrielle Blair) book on living with kids. Of course I said yes and then immediately called my favorite person to work with, Stacy, to snap pictures.

Today we’re celebrating our work in print with a giveaway! (keep reading for all the details)

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One of my favorite things in the world is to see the people in my life (either real life or online), do awesome things and that is exactly what this book is, awesome. It’s full of useful inspiration and tips and I’m over the moon to have been a tiny part of it.

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I first got in touch with Gabby a couple years ago when I shared a living with kids feature of our old house on her blog ( you can see it here) but met her in person for the first time last weekend at her book event in Seattle. It’s always kinda a funny thing to meet people you only know through social media and web sites in person but she was so sweet and cute. Not that I expected anything else.

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There are a few more stops on Gabby’s book tour with Pottery Barn Kids where you can make this cute plate pictured above and eat yummy treats… find more info here.

To enter, simply leave a comment HERE telling me what room in your home could currently use a design upgrade. The giveaway closes SATURDAY, MAY 8th at 6am PST and is open to US and Canada only. One winner will be chosen at random and announced later that day on this post. I will also send the winner an email letting them know!

***WINNER — Congrats Abby Hunter***

Good luck!!!

XO . Rae

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a giveaway with stacy jacobsen and the gap.

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fridays are good days for a giveaway, don’t you think!? the perfect way to kick-off a fun weekend. so, today i’m teaming up with my good friend (and mega babe) stacy jacobsen to giveaway one mini photo session and one $50 gap gift card to you and a friend (a $250 value, total).

enter to win on instagram by following @stacyjacobsen and @raeannkelly. then, on my instagram page look for the above image and tag a friend in the comments. contest closes Sunday, January 18th at 8am PST.
stacy’s mini sessions are also on special right now (BOGO 50% off) until sunday night. so if you want to skip straight to the goods, follow the link above to purchase and schedule. i have my eyes on the alki beach and summer nights minis… the nature minis look dreamy too… who am i kidding, they all look dreamy.

good luck and happy friday!

xo . rae

ps – i know this giveaway isn’t practical for those living outside of seattle, so i’ve been collecting fun items for a valentine’s themed giveaway next week. stay tuned!

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A (let’s play) GIVEAWAY WITH LAND OF NOD…. (CLOSED)

living in seattle, i’m often on the hunt for kid friendly indoor activities, but with colder days ahead and 5 kids to occupy i’m REALLY on the hunt these days. as a big land of nod fan (you too!?), i get excited to see their latest toys and games. they have a knack for designing products that are whimsical and cute for the kids but look clean and stylish no matter where you put them in the house. today i’m excited to partner with them to giveaway the bean bag toss game pictured below.

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to enter, simply leave a comment HERE telling me why you love the land of nod or your favorite product they sell. the giveaway closes WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 6am PST. one winner will be chosen at random and announced later that day on this post. i will also send the winner an email letting them know!

when your finished leaving a comment, head to the land of nod to finish up your shopping list because they are in the middle of their HoliDAILY sale and all of their games and puzzles are 20% off, plus free shipping! here are a few stocking stuffers that are hanging out in my shopping cart right now for the kids. i can hardly wait for them to see and play with all of their goodies christmas morning!

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happy shopping and GOOD LUCK!

xo . rae

Congratulations Melissa Haigh for winning the giveaway!

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a picture (perfect) giveaway

NOTE: the below giveaway is for local readers (seattle-tacoma, WA area)… wish i could open this up to everyone and fly you here (wouldn’t that be fun!?) but i have another post today and lots more goodies planned for next week to make up for it!!!  xoxo

if you’ve been around here for a while or follow me on instagram, then you probably know that i have this amazing and ridiculously talented friend, stacy. i love her so much as a person (and could gush forever) and  have been so spoiled over the years by her photography and creative genius. all that to say that i’m EXTRA JAZZED for today because i get to share a little bit of the spoiling with you!

stacy has offered to giveaway 2 mini sessions at spooner farms pumpkin patch for next weekend (OCTOBER 4th + 5th – new appointments only – a value of $70) to two of my readers. all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favorite thing about fall is.

more details can be found on stacy’s site HERE i recommend checking out her instagram account too.

contest closes on monday, sept. 29th and a winner will be announced shortly after so be sure to come back and check or sign up for emails! if you don’t live in the area but know someone who does, please this their way… winners below!

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we’ll be headed to the patch for our family pictures this year. the last time we went for pictures ozzie was 7, espen was 2 and looked just like griffin and i was (about to pop) pregnant with tilly!

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people say it and i know it with all my heart but it still takes me by surprise how quickly the babes grow up. so excited to capture our family again next week and hope you win!

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congrats ladies! i’ll send you an email!

xo . rae

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monday fun-day + a winner

hey lovely! hope you had a fantastic weekend!… me and my swollen feet welcomed a couple days of cooler weather  and lots of hangout time with friends. excited and anxious to say that the countdown to baby sis’ arrival officially fits on two hands (eek!). while the waiting game begins i’m oddly thankful for a never ending “to do before baby arrives” list to distract me.

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(a few iPhone snaps from swim lessons the last two weeks)

oh and before i forget, i have the teepee winner to announce!

thanks so much for playing along with our giveaway last week! i had so much fun reading comments and wish i could give everyone their very own teepee (wouldn’t that be a fun surprise!? maybe one day:) but am looking forward to more giveaways in the future.

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one of the things on my to-do list this week is to finish packing for the hospital. i’m most of the way done but in my research found most of the hospital packing lists online are stuck in the 90’s and would love to hear if you have any suggestions!

xo . rae

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a teepee GIVEAWAY and little camper FREEBIES

wednesdays are a good day for a giveaway, wouldn’t you agree!? especially when it involves a teepee! i’m extra excited as this is the first (of many – fingers crossed) giveaway we’ve hosted on the blog.

in addition (since we’re all winners round here!) i’ve made these two “happy campers” posters you can download and print for freeeeee…. well i guess the printing isn’t free, but the downloading is!

keep scrolling — all the details are below.

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HAPPY CAMPERS & ADVENTURERS POSTER DOWNLOADS:

TIP: large prints are cheap ($6-$9) through the costco photo center.

(as always, i love connecting with ya over on insta so don’t forget to tag me (@raeannkelly) if one of these ends up on your wall or you share the post in your feed!)

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^^^(never a dull moment with this girl – i should know better than to ask her to hold still for a sec)^^^

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happy-campers-and-a-giveawaynow for the real goods!

allow me to introduce you to B.E. Little You and ME, a sweet etsy shop opened and run by Sarah who is a busy mama and 2nd grade teacher (yay for teachers!)!

we are partnering with her to giveaway one of the 4 panel ($115 value) teepees (as seen on keeping up with the kardashians) featured in her shop.

to enter, simply visit sarah’s etsy shop and then leave a comment HERE that shares what style teepee you’d choose if you won! for bonus points, choose a picture from above (or this ‘smores post from last week) to pin to pinterest!

giveaway closes MONDAY, JULY 21st at 6 am PST. one winner will be chosen at random.

good luck. i hope you win the teepee and that you have the perfect spot for one (or both) of the posters.

xo . rae

(images by stacy jacobsen)

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