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{52 Dresses} Week 24 | Petals and Gowns by Clkeerins

Congratulations Melanie Walter-Duxbury! You won Week 24 of {52 Dresses}!

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!┬áIt’s going to be amazing! There are currently over 60 dresses ready to be delivered!

*For those of you who are interested in an update on my mom and dad, they are still stateside after returning from Johannesburg. They here to spend Christmas with us and then they are heading back to SLC where my mom will be having back surgery after the first of the year. It’s still unclear as to what will happen after that (whether they will return to Johannesburg or not). But I always have the option to send the dresses to a friend of theirs in Johannesburg who would be able to distribute them to little girls in need. Your prayers are appreciated while my mom goes through surgery and recovery. It’s going to be a bit of a long road.

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 and she also sponsored Week 17 of this year!

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

Petals and Gowns bloomed from my love of weddings and designing dresses for 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 24 is incredible! You have the opportunity to win one just like it for your little girl! You can choose red or chartreuse green (like this one). You definitely want to check out her Etsy store! She makes the most gorgeous dresses for weddings and special occasions! And she has generously donated this dress to be taken to South Africa next year to be given to a young girl in need!

Miss B was a willing model this week and was showing off for Grandma and Grandpa. I’m so glad that they are here to spend the holidays with us! We talked to them often via FaceTime while they were in South Africa, but I’m so glad that we are getting this time with them! You can check out a few pics I took of them with my kiddos here.


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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
Week 18: KSMonkeys
Week 19: Sweet Sapling
Week 20: SIGnature Creations
Week 21: J. Marie Designs
Week 22: Playful Princesses
Week 23: Laken & Lila
Week 24: Petals & Gowns by CLKeerins

December 21, 2012 - 6:14 pm

Meagan - Gorgeous! Love this weeks dress!

December 21, 2012 - 7:29 pm

mei ling liu - I would like to visit France (from mei ling liu)

December 21, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Brandi Harvey - i would love to visit spain!

December 21, 2012 - 9:35 pm

nicole McKinney - I want to see New Zealand.

December 22, 2012 - 6:14 am

Jennalee - I would really love to go to Paris but I’m terrified of planes so it will probably never happen lol

December 22, 2012 - 6:19 am

Tiffany Banks - I would love to visit France!

December 22, 2012 - 10:44 am

Jessi Gonzalez - I would love to visit Jamaica~!

December 22, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Shanna Uptergrove - Turks and Caico!

December 23, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Samantha C. - I would love to go to France!

December 24, 2012 - 8:37 am

Erin Walsh - There are so many places that I want to go; top one are India, Thailand, South Africa. Thank you!

December 26, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Jaime - Bora Bora is on my list to visit!

December 26, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Brenna G - too many places to pick ~ but for now Ireland.

December 26, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Tracy Lynn - I’ve already been privileged to visit Switzerland (when I was around 12). I think I’d love to visit the Cistene chapel or other European art museum holding famous works by Impressionist artists. So many I’d love to see in person, not just as a picture in a book.

December 26, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Kalaina - I would LOVE to have the dress collection your daughter has! Thanks for showing off all these vendors! I don’t know if I would have found them otherwise!

December 27, 2012 - 6:05 am

Lindsay C - Tough to choose, but I’d say Australia!

December 27, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Melanie Walter-Duxbury - I think it would be pretty awesome to visit France

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