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{52 Dresses} Week 17 | Petals & Gowns Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS Mei Ling Liu! You won the giveaway for Week 17!

The Skinny on Year Two of {52 Dresses}:

  • Make sure to check out {52 Dresses} Year One and the current {52 Dresses}!
  • I’m working with boutique businesses who create fabulous children’s fashions!
  • I’ll be spotlighting a different business each week; sharing their talents with you!
  • A little AWESOMENESS: I’ll be doing a G I V E A W A Y from the business every week!
  • The dresses that I photograph in the {52 Dresses} project will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa next spring and be distributed to little girls in need! It’s going to be amazing! There are currently over 60 dresses ready to be delivered!

For those who are interested in an update on my mom (I posted a bit of the backstory here), she is doing good. She’s been seeing a specialist in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. When she was in Johannesburg, she was told that she needed immediate surgery. Her doctor here believes that she could benefit from physical therapy before turning to surgery. We’re so glad that she is in good hands and is being taken care of! At this point they will be stateside indefinitely and will be coming to Florida in December to stay with us! We can’t wait to see them and especially to spend Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa! 

This week’s dress is sponsored by Petals & Gowns by CLKeerins. I’ve known Christy for a few years now. She’s incredibly talented and I’m always in awe at the quality of her dresses. Two of her dresses were a part of {52 Dresses} Year One.

Here’s a little about Christy and Petals and Gowns:

Petals and Gowns bloomed from my love of weddings and designing dresses to little girls dresses with the need to be able to complete a dress in a shorter amount of time, due to the busy life of being a wife, mother, and homeschooling my three children. I also enjoy making flowers which I put on my dresses and create headbands. My family and I live a very active life in Kodiak, Alaska. It truly is an amazing state!

The dress she sent for Week 17 is darling! It is going to be given away to a lucky winner! It’s a size 5, but it was a little big on Miss B so I think it could fit up to a size 6. The skirt is perfect for twirling! Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win this dress! I will launder the dress and send it to the winner.

Did you notice Miss B’s new specs? Her other pair broke and we couldn’t find her backup pair. Having a backup pair is vital! Her prescription is so strong that it cannot be made in a one hour lab, it has to be sent out and can take up to 14 days to get back. (We have insurance on her glasses and so we have to go through a certain company.) She’s been wearing glasses since she was 13 months and it’s second nature for her. Without her glasses she is cross-eyed and cannot see.

Everyone in the house had seen her backup pair since we moved into our house at the beginning of the month, but when it came time that we needed them, they had vanished. (They are still lost. I keep expecting them to turn up, but they haven’t so far.) It took some jumping through hoops, but I was able to secure a prescription that could be manufactured at a one-hour place. She can wear these until her good prescription gets delivered.

She went two full days without glasses while I worked to find a solution. It took an incredible amount of time and $200 to get a new “backup” pair of glasses, but it was worth every bit of it when she put the glasses on, turned to me with a HUGE grin on her face, and exclaimed, “I CAN SEE BETTER!!

Honestly, I almost cried. She didn’t stop smiling for hours.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

52 Dresses Sponsored By:
Week 1: Fun4Me2
Week 2: Matilda Jane (dress supplied by me)
Week 3: Bownanas
Week 4: Plain Jane & Co
Week 5: Simplicity Couture
Week 6: Maggie Bogart
Week 7: {SIG}nature Creations
Week 8: Connie’s Kids Clothing
Week 9: Sheelin’s Closet
Week 10: KSMonkeys
Week 11: Emmi Lee Designs
Week 12: Playful Princesses
Week 13: Plain Jane & Co
Week 14: J. Marie Designs
Week 15: Art & Soul by bercot
Week 16: Bownanas
Week 17: Petals & Gowns by CLKeerins

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