Adam and I have been talking a lot about thankfulness and cultivating thankfulness in our children, and in our own hearts. I actually have some more thoughts on this, which might come to the blog when I finally get a minute without crying babies/whining children around (whom I'm obviously always oh-so-thankful for). Would you believe that Adam let me escape to go write in a coffee shop and horror-of-horrors there's a screaming child next to me. I like to be sympathetic because, hello, I know what it's like to be the owner of a screaming baby; but I really just want some peace and quiet, please and thank-you.
#Blueprint58Thankful from Becca Stanley on Vimeo.
All that to say, we've decided to give you the chance to win a free one-hour photoshoot with me (which is normally $350 -- and you can see my photography work here)! To enter, all you have to do is upload a video or picture to social media (you can enter on Facebook, instagram, or twitter) recognizing the person (or people) who have poured into your life and played significant roles in shaping who you are. It can be anyone: mentors, parents, sisters/brothers, neighbors, or friends.
1️⃣ Upload video to Facebook or instagram (or you can use a picture and caption)
2️⃣ Tag @blueprint58atl and the person you're honoring (if they're on social media - or someone else you think should participate if they're not)
3️⃣ Include hashtag #blueprint58thankful
Everyone who enters and includes the hashtag (which is how we will find your videos/pictures), will be entered to win a one-hour photoshoot (with me). For those of you who aren't local to Atlanta to take advantage of a photoshoot, you will get a fine-art print of your choice (of one of my photos) with a custom frame made by Adam.
On completely other note, but still in the vein of celebrating the holidays and giving back:
I am not all that stylish, really, but the thing I get complimented on the most (by far) is always my jewelry. And probably 95% of the jewelry I wear comes from Noonday. I puffy-heart love it. Seriously. Not to mention that Noonday partners with artisans in developing countries around the world through fair trade practices, creating dignified and sustainable business opportunities for people in vulnerable communities.
And since the holidays are just around the corner (what?!), I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me to host my first-ever Noonday trunk show! Friday, December 4th from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Stanley Casa (email me if you need the address). It's Open House style, so come by for a few minutes or stay the whole time (ps - things like this are my favorite chance to miss bedtime completely). Because I promise that Noonday accessories are absolutely the best Christmas gifts around. Which is why, also, I have special wish lists you can fill out and we will get to your loved one so they know exactly what you actually want for Christmas!
Just be sure to RSVP by emailing me at Becca1612 at hotmail.com so I know how much amazing food to have Adam make. Poor Adam, I'm always signing him up for these sorts of things.On that note, I'm working on cooking up some fun door prizes, and also a delicious menu including sangria because it's currently my favorite.