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{52 Dresses} Week 1 | Fun4Me2 Giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS BECKY O.!! You won a $25 gift certificate for Fun4Me2!

In case you missed it, you should catch the recap of {52 Dresses} Year One.

I can’t wait to start Year Two!

Are you ready?

The skinny on Year Two:

  • I’m working with boutique businesses who create fabulous children’s fashions!
  • I’ll be spotlighting a business each week; sharing their talents with you!
  • A little AWESOMENESS: I’ll be doing a G I V E A W A Y every week!
  • The giveaway will be either a gift certificate or a dress!
  • The dress that is sent to me each week (by the different designers) will join the other dresses that are being sent to little girls in South Africa! So far I have 52 dresses ready to be sent! How awesome is that?! I can’t wait!)
  • I hope to take the dresses to South Africa personally at the end of this year or first of next and create a photo documentary of the experience to share with you!

Week 1 is sponsored by the awesome Fun4Me2! I worked with her on last year’s {52 Dresses} and was so glad she could be a part of Year Two! She has the cutest shop!

Here’s a little bit about Dee from her bio on Etsy: “I started out sewing handmade dresses for my little girl. It’s so very fun and rewarding to make something for her that she loves and feels pretty in. But, with her closet swelling and threatening to overflow, I decided that I really should make some dresses to share with the world. That’s when I opened my etsy shop.

I enjoy making each dress and I hope that there are other moms and daughters – or grandmas, aunts, friends – out there who will get as much enjoyment from them (and from my patterns) as my daughter and I have.

I adore every dress and have carefully chosen the fabrics they are made from. They are all “handmade with love”. I hope you find a dress for the little love of *your* life!


I’m enjoying scouting locations and finding new places to shoot near our new home here in Florida. We found the best beach with this lifeguard stand! How awesome is that? Can’t wait to head back to do another session there.

Miss B is getting better at pictures. I’m not quite sure how to take that. She’s still busy and flutters from place to place, but she takes direction more easily and will even sit still for several seconds at a time. As a photographer, I’m thinking “YAY!” but as a mom, it breaks my heart a little to know that she’s growing up. Do you know what I mean?

This week (in the same day even) she had a couple big moments in her life. She went pee in the potty (don’t get too excited – it only happened once – yes, she’s three – we’re taking our time – we’re not in any hurry for her to grow up) and she swam in the pool – with her floaties – without anyone holding on to her. I took iPhone video of both occasions and sent them to Jake. He texted back “My baby is growing up! I’m kinda sad.

I suppose all we can do is just hold them tight and enjoy the journey.


Let’s get back to the fun, shall we? This week Fun4Me2 is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her shop! Enough for you to get one of these precious skirts of your own!! More details at the bottom of the post.

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June 30, 2012 - 10:03 pm

Jana - Left a lil facebook love for Fun4Me2U.

June 30, 2012 - 10:05 pm

Jana - I love love love Hip Chic from Fun4Me2U.

June 30, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Jana - B’s sunglasses are fabulous!!!!

June 30, 2012 - 10:11 pm

Amy Earle | Simply b Photos - She LOVES them! She calls them her swimming glasses. I think because the first time she wore them, she wore them with a swimsuit to the swimming pool! And they are big enough she can put them over her own glasses all by herself!

June 30, 2012 - 10:33 pm

lisa foust - Love the red, white and sash of blue dress!!!

July 1, 2012 - 5:37 am

camille Duckworth - Fun idea for Year 2!! Keep up the beautiful pictures!

July 1, 2012 - 9:19 am

Jenna - Amy this is a FABULOUS idea! Here’s to hoping I win something along the way for my adorable little niece who I just did pictures of on our trip to Portland! Going to live vicariously through your new backgrounds and sunshine! Thank you for continuing this so Matt and I can continue to watch Miss B grow from afar! :)

July 1, 2012 - 10:52 am

betsy galvan - Left some love for Fun4Me2! Cute work!

July 1, 2012 - 11:00 am

betsy galvan - I LOVE this dress! Mint Chocolate – Custom Made To Order Ruffled Girls Peasant Dress with Flower Embelishment

July 1, 2012 - 11:18 am

Amy Groah - Left her some love! Beautiful dresses:)

July 1, 2012 - 11:21 am

Jessia Parsons - I left a little something on fun4me2u wall! :)

July 1, 2012 - 11:24 am

Amy Groah - My favorite is the circus dress! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:)

July 1, 2012 - 11:26 am

Jessica Parsons - I am in love with her Spring Love Peasant Dress with the round front pocket!

July 1, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Hannah Johnson - Loving the idea of a second round of 52 dresses AND the bonus of weekly give-aways!!! Left some love on Fun4Me2’s website :o)

I visited her Etsy page and my FAVE is the Chartreuse Garden dress- how incredibly adorable!!

July 1, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Becca - LOVE the full twirly skirts at Fun4Me2. I think M would NEED the Chasing Butterflies one!

July 1, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Stacy Kemper Alfano - I left some love on their wall!

July 1, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Stacy Kemper Alfano - I love the circle skirt!

July 1, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Heather - Checked out Fun4Me2! Thanks for sharing….I just adore the fabrics, vibrant colors & patterns :)

July 1, 2012 - 8:07 pm

Tanya Mack - I love Fun4Me2. :-) I love her patterns!!

July 1, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Tanya Mack - One of my current Fun4Me2 fave’s is the Tea in the Rose Garden peasant dress.

July 1, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Denali Lathrop - I left some love over on the Fun4Me2 Facebook page!!

July 1, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Denali Lathrop - Ooh, I went over to the Fun4Me2 Facebook page and I LOVE the Kitten Love Peasant Dress! :]

July 2, 2012 - 5:12 am

Trisha Foerster - Left some love on Fun4Me2’s FB page!!

July 2, 2012 - 5:18 am

Trisha Foerster - I love the Plum Dandy dress and the twirly skirts!

July 2, 2012 - 6:08 am

Ailie Webb - I love the Playing with Paper Dolls dress in Fun4Me2’s etsy store :) Gorgeous!

July 2, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Christy Boyd - I adore her clothing!!! My fav is the Circus dress we just got! Although I would take one of everything in her shop if I could!!

July 3, 2012 - 7:11 am

Jena - I am now in love with Fun4Me2

July 3, 2012 - 7:17 am

Tami - I love your 52 dresses idea. I would love to do this with my own girls but not sure I have the energy;). I look forward to seeing your darling girl grow this year:)).

July 3, 2012 - 7:53 am

Sara - The “red-white-and-a-sash-of-blue” on Fun4Me2’s Etsy store is darling!

July 3, 2012 - 10:17 am

Lori Snegirev - I love her stuff… i’m really drawn to the apron skirt! So cute!

July 3, 2012 - 10:19 am

Lori Snegirev - I love what you are doing with these small businesses… seems inspired! Thanks, Amy!

July 3, 2012 - 10:44 am

Kim - This is such a fun idea. You always do such fun stuff. I would love to win the $25. Mya would look so cute in that dress too.

July 6, 2012 - 12:29 am

tami farquhar - Thankyou so much! I would love to win amazing!

July 6, 2012 - 12:33 am

tami farquhar - the mint chocolate peasant dress is my favorite. thank you so much!

July 6, 2012 - 4:00 pm

rebekah truba - Love the Red White and Sash of blue

July 6, 2012 - 4:03 pm

rebekah truba - Left love on the wall of Fun4me2 wall

July 6, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Heather - Actually I might have to get a couple of her patterns! But I love the Red, White and Sash of Blue dress!

July 6, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Heather - I left Fun4Me2 some love!

July 7, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Dee @ Fun4Me2 - Amy, Thank you so much for the beautiful photos of Miss B wearing some of the items I made. I adore her and your work! Thank you also for including me in your 52 dresses project from last year and this year. I’m honored that some of my creations will forever be part of your memories of her.

And, thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, left me some love on my fb page and for said such wonderful things about my little dresses and skirts! Each and every comment made me smile – thank you!

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