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{Coming together} dalton luder raffle winners picked

Remember the raffle we were having to benefit Dalton Luder? We raised almost $400!!! I’m so happy we are all able to contribute to this family in their time of need. I don’t know a better way to show God’s love than thru giving. ♥

Darci was kind of enough to draw the 14 winners for me after I picked up from school.
As you can tell from the 2nd picture, she really took it seriously!

Thank you to EVERYONE for contributing, especially those who donated their services and goods. (scroll down for the winners.)

And the winners are…. (Please contact me for your prizes,

Melissa Cook ($25 gift certificate to Jada’s Creations)
Jobeth Vanzant ($25 gift certificate to Beans & Beads)
Francine Greer ($25 gift certificate the Creative Dragonfly)
Gannon Conner ($25 gift certificate the Creative Dragonfly)
Stella Nolan (Session & Proof Book from Bella Blue Photography)
Mary K Lindquist (Pedicure from Bella Larue Salon)
Nancy Drew (Willowhouse Vase)
Patsy Allen (8×10 custom childrens wall painting from Like Mother, Like Daughters)
Cheryl Raulerson (8×10 custom childrens wall painting from Like Mother, Like Daughters)
Abbie Chesser (8×10 custom childrens wall canvas from Like Mother, Like Daughters)
Gayle Redding (8×10 custom childrens wall canvas from Like Mother, Like Daughters)
Kay Logsdon (Photo Session w/Kari Vennard Photography)
Jonathan Douglas (A dozen custom cookies from Sweet Bella Bakery)
Barbie Dinkins (Residential Landscape plan from Audrey Pickren, landscape architect)

picture perfect moments {the m family}

I got to meet the M family on Thursday and I had such a GREAT time! They have three sons, and they weren’t thrilled about photos. But, it only took about 10 minutes, and they realized it wasn’t too painful. In fact, they started posing for me, haha! I was amazed at how loving they were with each other, and with Mom & Dad. It really was sweet to watch.

Becky, their Mom wanted this session mainly for a family portrait….I think we nailed it!

Becky MirandoNovember 15, 2010 - 8:24 am

Dana, I LOVE these!! Thank you so much for capturing our personalties! You are fantastic at what you do!!

CarrieNovember 23, 2010 - 10:26 am

Dana, these pictures are beautiful. My favorite one is the sandy toes shot 😉

There will be another antique extravaganza in Mt. Dora on Jan 14-16 and then again Feb. 18-20. Hope you girls get to go! It is a hoot and they have lots of great stuff for dirt cheap.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

blessings for Dalton

I’m hosting a local raffle to help benefit little Dalton Luder & his family. Please take a moment and read his story.

Raffle buckets will be put out tomorrow at the following locations: Bella Larue Salon & Heaven to Seven Clothing on Main Street in Folkston, GA. I need a 3rd location if anyone has suggestions! Tickets are $5.00 PLEASE donate to this important cause, it has touched so many hearts. We all want to help.

If you would like to pay for your ticket via paypal for the $5.00 (I will enter your name) please leave a comment here with your name, e-mail and/or telephone #. All you need is a debit or credit card. Together we can help this family through this.

Raffle Info: $5.00 each (ALL proceeds go to Dalton Luder Family.)

There will be a total of 12 drawings. Here are a few of items up from grabs..

$25.00 Gift Certificate to Jada’s Creations (Custom Sewing & Embroidery)

$25.00 Gift Certificate to Beans & Beads (Custom Stamped Jewelry)

$25.00 Gift Certificate to the Creative Dragonfly (Crocheted Creations for Kids & Adults)

A gift certificate from Sweet Bella Bakery (custom cookies)

A full photography session & 5×7 proof book from Bella Blue Photography

Pedicure Gift Certificate from Bella Larue Salon in Folkston, GA (On Main Street)

A “Willow House” 18” faux hammered-copper vase donated by Daphne Pickren, Willow House Consultant (

An 8×10 personalized, hand painted wall art canvas from Like Mother, Like Daughters ($30.00 value)

An 8×10 personalized, hand painted childrens wall painting from Like Mother, Like Daughters

A full photography session from Kari Vennard Photography

BrandieNovember 10, 2010 - 8:03 am


Dana, I want to donate!

LaVonne CarverNovember 14, 2010 - 9:18 am

Dana, I have a pay pal account. Give me a call and let me know how to pay thru it and I will do it that way. Thanks!

brian + celeste {wedding day}

This sweet couple had the picture perfect fall wedding. The decor had a touch of autumn, the bride’s dress reflected our Florida weather, and the groom was more than smiling when she walked down the aisle! I had a hard time narrowing it down to these photos. Their wedding party was fun and laid-back so it made our job easy! Celeste & Brian, thanks for being patient with me, and congratulations again on your marriage!

Tracy Ashburn ButlerNovember 3, 2010 - 7:16 am

love the pictures