It’s my Birthday!

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Today is my 35th birthday, I’m officially in my mid thirties. I’ve never concerned myself TOO much with the number, haven’t felt too much sadness about getting old—yet! I feel young, and that’s all that matters, right? I’ve always loved my birthday, it’s my one special day, and I like celebrating, and I think everyone should feel the same.

I had a fun idea to do a giveaway for my birthday, so asked my good friend and photographer, Jennifer Polson, to take some pics of me with balloons and confetti, then we ended up doing a whole bunch of other stuff in the shoot (check out her blog today to see her fave pics of our session). Why not share my 35 year old shoot with you all? Then…the 7 giveaways…

There were a lot of pics, so I asked my handsome hubby to pick out his favorites, this is what he chose:

balloons birthday  confetti


cookies jump

I often take my kids on a small shopping spree on my birthday each year, I deprive myself of the joy of  buying them all the latest and greatest all year long (even their birthdays, I do the parties and that’s all) except Christmas I indulge. So I see my birthday as a time to make ME happy by getting them a little something…a little Christmas in July. They like this idea, too.

Today, I’m going to give some gifts to YOU!! Because it’s 7-7, I’m going to select 7 winners, check out the fabulous prizes below from some of my favorite companies!

Kristen Duke Birthday Bash Giveaway

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Winner #1: Ryobi Power Tools 18V Drill and Impact Combo, LOVE THEM!

Winner #2: FotoStrap, sleek, trendy, and sturdy,camera straps. A monogramming comes with it. See my review about it here.

Winner #3: Vintage Rose Wraps, $100 gift card to some of my favorite accessories

Winner #4: The Handbuilt Home by Ana White as well at $100 gift card to Home Depot

Winner #5: Jo Totes Camera bag of your choice as well as a photography Skype mentoring session with ME!

Winner #6: 2 months of Kiwi Crate shipped to your door (see my review) as well as each of my printed photography books

Winner #7: Six Sisters Stuff Cookbook as well as $100 Gift Card to World Market!

Now, don’t get overwhelmed with the steps below…IT’s my birthday (and I’ll have a lot of entries if I want to). Ok, just kidding, but really I want to have options for everyone that is plugged into different social media, AND I want my fabulous sponsors who donated all of these items to make some new friends, too. So please take a minute and follow them on facebook!!

Notice there are different points for different entries, the entry that counts for TEN is to pin images from yesterday’s post, click here for that info, or the link is in the entry form below, too.

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  1. Tegan Coffman says:

    I would be happy with anything I would win! 🙂

  2. Meagan Darrow says:

    I would really love to win the world market gift card (but also kiwi crate!)

  3. Totally last minute. I need a new cordless drill! But I also love Ana White. Eeek!

    7/7 is my nephew’s birthday also! he just turned 18 (and is hopefully moving out. *crossing fingers* Love the kid, but I need his bedroom. ;-))

  4. I would love to win The Handbuilt Home by Ana White as well at $100 gift card to Home Depot

  5. Melissa Gray says:

    I would love to win Prize #4 The Handbuilt Home and Home Depot Gift card. Thanks for an amazing giveaway.

  6. Stephanie says:

    i would love to win any of them! they are all awesome!

  7. Danielle Slonka says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!
    Thanks for a great prize package!!
    I would love the Jo Totes camera bag and the mentoring session!!


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