Monday, January 31, 2011

Super Sponsor Giveaway - Baby P Designs

I'm so excited to share one of my favorite shops with you today, Baby P Designs! Jill makes some of the cutest baby knits on the market! And guess what...she's giving two people a chance to win one of her stocking hats today!

But first I have to show off this gorgeous mini moss blanket she sent me for my studio! I can't express how soft and snuggly this blanket is. Newborn IsaNora just cozied right in to the little nest!

You can see more from IsaNora's newborn session here: Jacquilyn Avery Photography 

I highly recommend you check out Baby P Designs! Her stuff is simply adorable and extremely well made.

And now for the giveaway!!!

Two winners will be chosen at random to win either a "Its a Girl" or "It's a Boy" stocking hat! What little baby would not look simply scrumptious in one of these hats! And what a great gift if you don't have your own little noggin to put it on!

Entering is simple but you must be a follower of Aly&Ash to enter. I'm giving lots of entry chances, you can complete one or as many as you want to increase your chance to win!  
Winner will be selected using Sunday, February 6th and announced Monday, February 7th!

Entry#1: "Like" Baby P Designs on Facebook & leave a comment letting me know you did so!

Entry #2: Check out Baby P Designs on Etsy and leave a comment with your favorite item!

Entry #3: "Favorite" Baby P Designs shop on Etsy!

Entry #4: Like Jacquilyn Avery Photography on Facebook & leave a comment letting me know!

Entry #4: Purchase something from Baby P Designs (Worth 3 Entries! Comment 3 separate times!)

Entry #5: Book a session with Jacquilyn Avery Photography (Worth 5 Entries! Comment 5 separate times!)

Good Luck!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sponsor Monday & Discount Code for my Readers!

I'm so exited to share another one of my amazing sponsors with you today!

Nikki recently sent me these adorable hats for my studio and I couldn't wait to use them! 

 Her shop is filled with all kinds of adorable cozy goodies you just have to check it out! And while you're there you'll probably fall in love with a think or two...which is great cause Nikki has hooked up all Aly&Ash readers with 20% off for the entire week!

Just enter the code  

Happy shopping and thanks again Nikki!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Zoo Day! Feeding the Giraffe!

So Asher has LOVED giraffes since he was about 2 months old! Every time we're at the zoo we are either there too late to feed the giraffe or Asher is asleep. Today he was awake and we were their early AND thanks to the 365 Project I actually brought my camera! I metered out & snapped a close up of the big guy then handed my camera to a worker and told her to click away! She got a couple good ones I was so happy!

 I had to put the food in Asher's hand then guide it to the giraffe's mouth. 

My friend Breanne & her daughter Aubrey joined in on the fun too!

 I love Aubrey in this picture! So cute!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I {heart} CSN Stores!!!

Do you shop here? Cause if not, you need to! 
With over 200 stores you can find everything including modern dining room furniture, awesome home decor, everything baby and cheap to free shipping! I am constantly on their website and probably have WAY too many things bookmarked! 

Here are a few of my wish list items!

 My next purchase; however, will be this stroller for Ash.

 It's time to sell my coveted Bumbleride stroller so we can look at purchasing a double stroller and I need something really small that will fit in my truck and can stay there 24/7 in the mean time. I think this will be perfect. Looks sturdier than your traditional umbrella stroller and has a parent caddy to hold my diet coke, what more do you need really!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Just Had To Share!

I had to share my picture from 13/365 - my little man waiting for his bath! To see more from my 365 project click here or "like" Jacquilyn Avery Photography on Facebook!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bachelor Backtalk and my regrets...

I'm sorry folks, tonight was horrible. I honestly can't stand Brad and don't think I can sit through another 2 hour episode of this show. Whether or not I'll be watching/posting next week is yet to be determined but I am thinking not. There wasn't a big turnout of comments on the last episode so I am thinking you guys feel the same! 

And guess who turned out to be a psycho! Yup, Michelle!
I think it was her birthday this episode but I can't be sure... (insert eye rolling here)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Oops I Knit It Again Giveaway Winner!!!

Thank you so much to all who entered but there could only be one winner, and that winner is....

Carla S!
Carla S said...
Loved the little Peapod set in her Etsy shop. How adorable!
Congratulations again and thanks to everyone who entered! I loved reading your comments and resolutions! I have several amazing giveaways coming up so keep could be the next winner!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Field Trip Friday with Joy Is At Home

Hi Aly&Ash readers!! I'm Suzy and I am so excited to be visiting here today! I've been "blog stalking" Aly&Ash since long before I started my blog and I could go on and on about how big of a fan I am! I even made my own version of her tea towel cake for a friends grocery shower last year. It was a huge hit! Thanks for the idea, Jax! :)
I have a blog called Joy Is At Home, which is full of tutorials on decorating, organizing, gift making and giving all of my cheap-o garage sale finds a makeover! I have a brand new house that I am making a home and a wedding to be planned within in the next 5 months so there is always something going on and a new craft to be shared! I hope you stop by sometime and say hello! Here is a quick sample of what you will find over at Joy Is At Home.
 One of my favorite projects are these Coasters made from Terra Cotta Pot Holders. They are SO easy and make great gifts!
This dishwasher magnet was made out of an old CD.... super easy and free!
{good thing, since my little 4 lb dog chewed it up almost immediately!}
Another fav is this Cabinet Door Photo Frame. I found the cabinet door at the Restore for $1 and made it into this piece of art!
{can you tell I'm on a budget?!}
And this Christmas I made this wreath from a couple sticks of berries from Michaels. My whole house was decorated in silver and blue!
I love to make headbands and accessories! This headband was super easy and you can find a tutorial here. Now I just need a cute baby to model all of my headbands for me!
{Cause everything's cuter on a baby, right?}

 This chalkboard menu hanging from my pantry used to be an ugly old picture frame. Click HERE for the easiest tutorial in the world.
And last are These SUPER EASY poppy headbands made from felt.....and only cost about 25 cents to make! I have a far too detailed tutorial posted if you'd like to make your own! :)
Thank you SO much Jax for having me!
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The 365 Project - Photo a Day

Don't worry I am not planning on inundating Aly&Ash with a photo a day; however, if you'd like to follow my project I have an album up on Jacquilyn Avery Photography/Facebook &  on  The 365 Project Website for those also doing the project! 

5/365 - We moved the very last thing from the house on Sunland Avenue today. It was our first house, where we brought home our first son & where the last 4 years of memories have been made! It will be missed!

Leave a comment with a link if you're participating as well! I'd love to see your pictures and follow your project! Happy shooting!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Adding a Custom Page to Facebook w/ Tina Stevens

So my new friend Tina of Tina Stevens Photography is not only an incredible photographer BUT she does some great custom design work AND is sharing this easy peasy tutorial for adding a custom page to Facebook! I used her tutorial to add a Promotions page to Jacquilyn Avery Photography on Facebook and just love it! 

Here is a screen shot of my new page!

Click HERE check it out and "Like" me on Facebook!

Now click the link below to view the tutorial!

and don't forget to "Like" Tina Stevens Photography and Design on Facebook for future updates & tips!

Monday, January 3, 2011

It's Back!!!! Bachelor Backtalk Episode #1 + Cheat Sheet

Bachelor Backtalk Episode #1

 Well....what did you think ladies...did anyone else even watch it? Ha-ha! I debated strongly but decided to give it at least one episode.

Well first off I have to say, you'd think I'd be sick of seeing this guy get slapped in every commercial for the last two months or however long they've been advertising it but NOPE! It was fantastic! Ha-ha loved it! 
And the look on his face when Chris said that Jenny and Deanna were there, ahahhaahhaha priceless!
Any favorite girls yet? Mine are Emily from South Carolina & Michelle from Salt Lake! They are both so sweet, must be because they are both Moms! And I think Marissa from Kissimee, FL the sports publisit will be fun. Seems like there are some good ones and some weird ones for vampire chick (Madison). Really? really? WOW! Will you think you're as cool when you see your lipstick is all over your stupid vampire teeth? Bleh. And I think the Rockette (Keltie) missed the memo that the one earring thing is hideous!

And for those of you on twitter my favorite tweet from this night:
Andrea Lavinthal andilavs Blah, blah, blah....stop crying, take off your shirt, and bring on the skanks. #Bachelor

And if you're gonna stick with it, here is the cheat sheet for the season!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Jacquilyn Avery Photography HUGE New Years Sale!

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