12.05.2013

Small Moments

So about those pictures I was taking of my nieces yesterday. They went swimmingly well. 

All smiles, no tears, no pushing each other around, no grabbing each others dresses, no screams of "I'M COLD!" "I WANT COOKIES!" "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!" 
Thankfully I had some leftover lunch in my car (jelly belly candy canes) which we whipped out within seconds to make the atmosphere a little less screamy and dramatic. 
Never underestimate the power of things to suck on. Sure candy canes may error on the side of skinny and long but they still hold all of the magical powers needed to straighten up little girls.
And on that most awkward sentence ever....I think we got a few good ones. Not to say I still didn't find myself sitting in a local bar with a stiff vodka water within minutes of wrapping up the photo shoot. 
Bless you photographers. I'm not exactly sure how you do it, nor do I understand how you do it and still have hair in your head, livers that love you, and any ounces of sanity left, but regardless you do it and I think you deserve like 10 candy canes for it. I've heard the jelly belly ones come highly recommended...
Now that the picture portion is done, it's up to my sister to make them look pretty. Thankfully I found Small Moments to do just the trick. Not implying this card is fitting for her family and the screaming children or anything. 
card found here
And if anybody cares, here is the one that I want to personally use for Shawn and I. 
card found here
And now for all of the other cards that I want which means I have to plan three parties stat, find a new house to move into, and a friend that I need to get engaged or knocked up or something. 
ugly sweater party // moved // craft beer party // wine tasting party // congrats
I love that Small Moment's business philosophy is "a great invitation is the perfect excuse to have a party!" Amen sister, amen. Not only are there several of amazefest USA premade cards, invitations, postcards, etc but they also specialize in custom orders. Help yourself to 10% off using the code DETROIT. 
And to sweeten the deal a little, Small Moments is giving away a 10x13 family print. The winner will be able to customize all of the names, dates, etc (obviously as that would be an extremely awkward family tree print to hang up if not). 

Discount Code: DETROIT for 10% off

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45 comments:

  1. The girls look great, it is always difficult taking pics of young kids. I don't know how photographers do it either!!

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  2. I want to host a "Friendsgiving" or, now, a "Friendmas" party since we are usually so busy with family around the holidays that we don't get to spend time and celebrate our wonderful friendships

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  3. I love the Ugly Sweater invitation. I wish someone would have one of those parties so I could attend. My mom has about 20 sweaters I could choose from and I'm sure one of them would win "ugliest."

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  4. have been wanting to do a beer or wine tasting party! so fun!

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  5. The cutest girls ever !!!! may god bless them they r true walking angels

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  6. I would love to host a wine/beer tasting party! Fun! You did a great job with those photos! Those two are precious!

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  7. Parties are so fun! Maybe a birthday party for my husband for his upcoming birthday!

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  8. Ugly sweater party with lots of beer and wine :)

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  9. We are hosting our employee party next Saturday. It is always a fun affair. We did ugly sweater before it was a "thing".=)

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  10. I love the whitty sayings on the cards! so cute.

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  11. My graduation party from grad school! woo hoo!

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  12. I was just thinking this morning that a Christmas cookie exchange would be so fun!!

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  13. Such cute little girls! They look like fun!

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  14. I want to host a Christmas cocktail party. I'm thinking LBD and red lipstick with fabulous Christmas cocktails. It would be so much fun!

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  15. The outfits are just too cute! And screaming children would be more exciting than usual smiles... right?

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  16. Party, hmmm craft beer or wine tasting are on the list for sure. WE also have an annual Open House at Christmas so we could incorporate a special theme there I think. Great pics of the children.

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  17. I would love to host an ugly Christmas Sweater party!!

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  18. The girls are adorable and love all the Christmas cards!

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  19. Friendsgiving or an ugly Christmas sweater party- Lord knows I love a good theme

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  20. The girls are adorable and ohmygosh on those dresses, so cute!

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  21. I can do a decent job photographing others children, but awful at taking pics of my own! So hard. You did great!

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  22. I would host an ugly sweater party!! Love the idea!!

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  23. Your nieces are adorable. I have 4 and I couldn't imagine trying to get them to sit still for more than 2 seconds. They currently demand that I only call them by their princess names… all 4 of them. I'm impossible to remember which princess they are since they switch every darn day. Love that family tree :)

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  24. ... and they say little girls are sugar and spice, and everything nice. But goodness, they're cute.

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  25. I'd love to have a laid back New Years Eve party!

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  26. I would host a Sip Happens party ;) Speaking of, I sent you an email update about all that! Also...your nieces are adorable!!

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  27. I would love to host a New Years Eve Party! Stay close to home this year!

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  28. You are so blessed. They are gorgeous!

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  29. I would love to host an ugly sweater party! Your nieces are adorable.

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  30. I want to host a My Favorite Things party! :) I attended my first one last weekend and it was so much fun!

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  31. I would like to host a wine tasting party, in pajamas, because let's get real, I already do this it's just a party of one. Adding a group of great girlfrans to the mix will make it perfect!

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  33. Your nieces are so adorable! And I would love to host either a favorite things party or tacky Christmas themed party this year! Those invites are great!

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  34. Any party really as long as food is involved...
    but birthday parties are my favorite!

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  35. I would host a game night party!

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  36. I'd love to host a wine party

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)