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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fabuless Birthday Bash DAY 7: Steele Photography and Simply Happy Designs {CLOSED}

Congrats to our TWO winners
Samiam3 (photography package)
and Hollie (photocard)!
Today we are featuring TWO companies
who each have a fabulous offer for you!


First, a treat for our local readers:


How about a photography package worth OVER TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS courtesy of Steele Photography! (Don't you just love this picture?)


The package includes:
  • Your choice of an indoor or outdoor photo session (I vote for out door this time of year!)
  • 2 - 11x14
  • 2 - 8x10's
  • 4 - 5x7's. (you will have the option of exchanging these for different sizes)

Lindsay has been photographing families, children, seniors, weddings, and schools for the past 7 years.

Here is just a small sampling of her work:



Beautiful!

Don't think you'll win? Contact her and let her know you are a Fabulessly Frugal reader and she'll give you the same package for only $100!!


And for the SECOND offer...



You could win a Custom made Digital Photo Card
courtesy of
Simply Happy Designs!


It works pretty simple. You email Cathy your full quality photo(s) and either pick a card that is already on the site (text/color adjustments will be made of course) or give her some ideas of what you'd like and she'll make something from scratch for you! This offer also includes digital retouching and enhancements (so even if it's just snap shots, she can make it look good!)

With the digital enhancements,
this is a $25 value!

Once the card is to your liking, she'll email you a full quality file and then you just have it printed off (any photo developer, or even your own printer if you want), just in time for Christmas cards!

Here are some of my favorites:





We will be choosing TWO of the entries.

ONE: The photo package (which will have to go to a local reader of course)
TWO: The digital photo card design (open to everyone!)

This means, if you have a whole slew of entries, you COULD win BOTH!

Not sure how to leave a comment? We can show you how!
Ready to enter? We're giving you FIVE different ways to win... (

1 - Simply leave your name and tell us if you are a local reader or a non-local.

2 - Tell us when you plan on having you Christmas shopping done!

3 - Become a subscriber via or or become a Fabulessly Frugal Follower.

4 - Become a NEW FAN - OR, if you're already a fan on Facebook, share this contest link on your status update.

5 - Follow us Follow us on Twitter - OR, if you are already a follower, TWEET about this contest!


Need help leaving a comment so you can enter? Just check out this tutorial.

And, just in case you've forgotten...

THE RULES:

*
You MUST leave a separate comment for EACH entry (duplicates/invalid entries will be deleted).
* The contest ends at 12:01 am FRIDAY (Oct 9th) morning (only lasts 48 hours!).
* Winner will be chosen via random.org and announced later on Friday. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize! (So make sure you check back!)

You can click HERE to leave a comment!

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182 comments:

ridiculousness said...

HI there! I am EXTREMELY "un-local" down here in hot and sunny Florida! (But I still could use some Christmas cards!)

Sheri said...

Local right here in boise. Desperately need a new family photo since my 3 yr old isn't included in our last one :)
Here's hoping.

ABC Momma said...

How exciting! I'm a local reader and would love the pictures, our last one is 5 years old.
Brooke

laceylady said...

I live in Western Washington, so non-local, but the christmas card would be a fun win.

Caitlin said...

Local reader and in need of new family portrait! Our kids were 3 & 4 during our last one, they are now 8 & 9 with a 2 year old sister! I keep saying we need to..........

Justina said...

I am local and would love to win the cards! I hope to have my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving at the latest--we will see if it happens.

Justina

Rebekah said...

i'm unlocal, down here in AZ!!

Rebekah said...

I like to have my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. That way when December rolls around I'm not rushing like a mad woman trying to finish and I can focus on the real reason for the season!

Rebekah said...

I follow!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Eric & Sarita said...

Sarita Rogers: I'm LOCAL!

Rebekah said...

i'm a facebook fan!

Eric & Sarita said...

I hope to have the Christmas shopping done by November. I'm making a lot of gifts by hand, so I better get going!

- Sarita

Eric & Sarita said...

I'm following FF!

- Sarita

Eric & Sarita said...

I wrote on FB about the giveaway!

Eric & Sarita said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

- Sarita

Samiam3 said...

I'm right here in good 'ole Boise.

Samiam3 said...

Hopefully my Christmas shoppong is done by November. The sooner the better.

Samiam3 said...

I am a follower! I love your website!

Heidi Gail Richhart said...

Heidi Richhart, I guess i am a local reader i live in Utah- but, if this is a non utah giveaway that would make me a non local reader! I Hope i win!

Heidi Gail Richhart said...

Heidi Richhart, Facebook status changed!

Heidi Gail Richhart said...

Heidi Richhart, I'm a subscriber and follower on fabulesslyfrugal.com

Heidi Gail Richhart said...

Heidi Richhart, heidigail_richhart@yahoo.com

Heidi Gail Richhart said...

heidi richhart, blogged about it on my blog!

nicole said...

I wish I were a local reader but alas, I am not.

nicole said...

I've already started my Christmas shopping, but I hope to have it done the day after Thanksgiving. There is a reason I'm up at 4am!

Ali Smith said...

I am a local here in Nampa and my family actually just got family photos done a couple of weeks ago...and you'll never guess what happened! The whole first memory card of photos accidentally got deleted by the photographer. She felt awful and we still did get some GREAT photos, and I'm in no way angry, but a lot of beautiful photos were lost. :( I would LOVE to get another chance to photograph my three kids...and for FREE no less!

nicole said...

I am a subscriber also.

Ali Smith said...

I am a Facebook Fan and posted about this giveaway in my status.

Ali Smith said...

You know...I tell myself EVERY year that I am going to get my Christmas shopping done early and it NEVER happens! I am always scrambling around at the last minute to get it done. HOWEVER, this year (being the first year I started couponing) I am almost done already! Just have to shop for my hubby really...everyone else is done! SUCH a relief!

Ali Smith said...

I just tweeted about the giveaway also. :)

Kelly Loggins said...

I live in Boise and will have my shopping the day after Thanksgiving.

Yori said...

I am a local reader! I was just looking around to get a family photo taken. This would be awesome to win!!

Terry said...

I'm local!

Terry said...

Most of my Christmas shopping should be done by the end of the month, but I'm sure I'll be buying gifts right up until the 23rd of Dec!

Ali Smith said...

I am a subscriber!

Erica Mangum said...

I live in St. George ,Utah! And love your site!

Camie said...

I am a local reader!

Meridian Mama said...

Local, local, local! I'd love to win the photography package - a new baby is arriving any day now!

The May Family said...

I'm a local :) -- I live in Caldwell ...

I haven't had a chance to leave any comments since I started following your blog but thank you so much for posting such amazing deals and information!!!

O ya -- and I plan on having my christmas shopping done by the end of november. (crossing my fingers.)

Meridian Mama said...

And as far as my Christmas shopping...hmmmm...a lot of it is done already but I am sure I'll have a few more gifts to buy once I go through my list and check it twice... :O) It would be nice to be done by Thanksgiving, that way I could just relax and enjoy the Christmas season...

Kyle and Cara said...

Cara - I'm a local reader.
caraschnoor at gmail.com

Lysa King said...

I am a local reader!!

Kyle and Cara said...

I hope to have my Christmas shopping done by December 1st. Here's to hoping.
caraschnoor at gmail.com

Lysa King said...

I have all my christmas shopping done but one "Santa" present for my 2 yr old daughter...no idea what to do for her so we are watching ads and saving coupons and hoping for something on Black Friday to be affordable adn enjoyable! :)

Lysa King said...

I am already a follower but didn't know about subscribing to the feed so I did that too! :)

Mikelle said...

Hey, ladies I'm local!

Mikelle said...

My Christmas shopping will be done by Nov. 24! That's when my baby is coming, but I plan to knock a big chunk of it out this weekend. FUN FUN~

Kim said...

I'm a local reader, and follow daily! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lysa King said...

I am already a Facebook fan..so I just posted this giveaway on my status with the link!
Woot! Here's hoping we need a new family photo! And the Christmas cards would be nice too. ;)

Kim said...

My Christmas Shopping will be done by Halloween, simply because I have two co-workers that are going on maternity leave in November. Gotta get it done early this year!

Tiffani said...

I am a local reader and shopper!

Julee said...

I am local!!! both prizes are awesome!

Tiffani said...

I have already started my Christmas shopping. I am hoping to be done by Thanksgiving...if I get done too early I just want to buy more!

Amber said...

Obviously I'm local! :)

Julee said...

My Christmas shopping will probably be done around the beginning of December, but the homemade gifts - I'll probably still be working on them Christmas EVE! :)

Amber said...

And my Christmas shopping will probably be done by December 24th! I will be done with mine early, but then my hubby, who will have promised to do all of his own holiday shopping, will beg me to finish his.

Julee said...

I just posted/shared the link on my FB page!

scott newburn said...

Since my husband and I are students and we only have 1 child ( 7 months old), and we are flying to Alabama for Christmas, I plan to do ALL my Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving when I go out at 5AM with my mom.

John Watts said...

I'm a local reader and we haven't done a family pic in 2 years...new kid need a new pic...

Michelle Watts

John Watts said...

We plan on having our Christmas shopping done by the first week of December!

sales said...

Local all the way!!

Malinda said...

Malinda B: unlocal

sales said...

Hopefully I will be done by the first of Dec.

Malinda said...

I plan on getting my shopping done soon since we will be having a very small Christmas this year.

Malinda said...

follower

Heather said...

I am a local reader and would love to get the photo session or the Christmas cards! ~Heather
hlanger3103@hotmail.com

Heather said...

I subscribed to Fabulessly Frugal via email

Heather said...

I plan to have all of my Christmas shopping done before December. Finishing off the last of it on Black Friday.

Kerry Fuller said...

Local, would love some of those cute pictures!

jenny d said...

I am local and would love to have new portraits done. Thank you.

jenny d said...

I hope to have my Christmas shopping done by December 1. We'll see how that goes, ha!

John Watts said...

I became a fan on face book.

michelle watts

jenny d said...

I just became an email subscriber, love your site.

John Watts said...

I follow on tweeter.

michelle watts

Jake and Steph said...

I am local and would love the photo session!

Jake and Steph said...

I have my Christmas shopping done!

jenny d said...

I just became a facebook follower.
jsd.1@hotmail.com

Shawna said...

Hi! Thanks for the great opportunity to win!!! I am a local fan!

Shawna

Shawna said...

I have finished about half of my Christmas shopping already, but I still have some items to finish making. I love to quilt :o) I hope to be finished by the time we have to move into the house we are currently building. So I am shooting for Dec 1st!

RachelH said...

I am a local reader and would love to get my boys' pictures taken professionally!

Shawna said...

Just became a Facebook fan of Fabulessly Frugal!!!

talktoannie23 said...

I'm LOCAL!

talktoannie23 said...

I am hoping to have most of my Christmas shopping done by December 1st, but I just love Holiday shopping all the way up 'til Christmas (just for little things here and there).

Meaghan said...

Hi, my name is Meaghan and I live here locally in Boise!

Meaghan said...

Oh boy Christmas. Right now I am just trying to get through Halloween. But I plan on having my shopping done by December 1st!

kim226 said...

I am a non-local, but not too far off in western Washington. I just started Christmas shopping, and probably won't be done until December (but starting now is progress!)
kim226@live.com

talktoannie23 said...

I am now a Twitter follower!!

Me Time said...

I am local and would love an outdoor family photo!

A*Waite said...

I am a local reader!! Thanks for all you do!

A*Waite said...

I am a subscriber and have your button on my blog. Thanks!

A*Waite said...

I hope to have my Christmas Shopping done by the first of December.

Me Time said...

I think I will live life on the edge this year and hope to have all my Christmas making (homemade gifts for the most part) and buying done by Dec 15th so I can cook and bake the rest of the season.

Carolee said...

I am a local!!

Carolee said...

Hmmm...Christmas shopping? My goal is always before the end of the first week of December....wish me luck!

Jennifer said...

Another local girl!

Carolee said...

I posted the link on my FB page!

Staci @ Designing and Motherhood said...

I am a non-local Utah reader. Thanks for the chance. Staci

Staci @ Designing and Motherhood said...

I plan on having my shopping done the day after Thanksgiving.

Johnson Fam said...

I am local! Hope to win.

Bev Tank said...

I would love to win this photography package! Her work is beautiful, and we need family pics as well as senior pics for our son.

Bev Tank said...

I plan to have my Christmas shopping done the day after Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see the sales and make a day of shopping with my girls and father-in-law (he comes along for the food and just to watch how CRAZY people are!)

Johnson Fam said...

I plan to get my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. Hopefully. :)

Bev Tank said...

I just became a fan on Facebook!

Jilene said...

i am a local reader and love your site.

Hailey said...

I am a local reader and I love this blog!!!!

Jilene said...

my christmas shopping is done...except for the BIG present from S-A-N-T-A i got everything on clearance at Kmart and various places! Yeah for done christmas shopping!

Bev Tank said...

P.S. just an addition to my above comment...I am a local reader in Nampa, Idaho.

Hailey said...

I plan on having my shopping done by the day after Thankgiving!!!!

Jilene said...

and...now I follow you too!!! Fan you tell I would REALLY like to win this giveaway????

Hailey said...

I am already a follower and I get my updates via email....

Hailey said...

I am a fan on Facebook! I hope I win. Yahoo!

Bev Tank said...

Now following you on Twitter!

Bev Tank said...

Woohoo! I am now a subscriber...can't wait to get all the updates!

Sara said...

Local here! Love the time it saves me!

Caitlin said...

Hopefully will have christmas shopping done before christmas, lol! I never do the Black Friday thing, too many people make me anxious :(

Lady Thought said...

I'm local in Meridian. Love the blog!

Lady Thought said...

I hope to have my Christmas (and birthday for my 6 Nov and Dec fam birthdays!) shopping *mostly* done by the end of this month. My hubby and I always go out on a date in December to pick up something for the kids, it's a chance for us to feel christmassy and unwind.

Lady Thought said...

I now get the emails. Yahoo!

Julie Carroll said...

I am a local :)

Julie Carroll said...

Christmas shopping??? Probably Christmas Eve! I have mastered the art of procrastination :)

Kym said...

I'm local in the Treasure Valley...and would LOVE this prize!

Kym said...

Christmas shopping...haven't even started yet! but it's going to be a frugal Christmas this year. Better have it done within the next couple of months!

Kym said...

I'm a Fabulessly Frugal follower...helps me keep up to date on all the great deals!

Kym said...

shared your link on FB...where I am also a fan of Fabulessly Frugal...

The Brannams said...

i've been wanting to get my families pictures done so bad, i just can't seem to find the right photographer, to capture the moments in our family. i like the more natural pictures then to sit there and pose like at a department store...
i am local and i am not, if that makes since, my hometown is there, but with my husband in the military we are in ORegon right now, but i come back to Idaho all the time.. literally!!..

The Brannams said...

my goal to finish christmas shopping is end of november after black friday of course =)

Thrifty Queen said...

I would love a family picture. Please pick me!!!! You are awesome with great give aways. Thank you!!!

Nikki said...

Local of course and I would love to win!

Nikki said...

I want to have Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. We'll see!

Brekke Bunch said...

Would love a new family photo with the addition of our sweet baby girl this year!! :0) Hope we win!!

Brekke Bunch said...

I wish I could be done after Black Friday, but that's probably a lot of wishful thinking!!

Brekke Bunch said...

Oops - forgot to say that I'm local!!

Kearna said...

I am local :) I would love some of those cute pics!!!

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

Brenda, and I am a local!

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

I am a feedblitz subscriber

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

I plan on having my Christmas shopping done December first! (HA! Wouldn't THAT be awesome???? That's my goal, anyyhow!)

Mandy Nelson said...

I'm local and would LOVE to have family pictures taken! We have only had one professional family photo taken...my son was 3 months old. He is now 5 and had a 2 year old brother! I think it's time for a new one!!

Mandy Nelson said...

I usually do most of my Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving. This year I am hoping to get started early and take advantage of some of those toy coupons! If anyone hears of any awesome deals on bikes let me know!

Mandy Nelson said...

Just became a subscriber! Can't wait to start getting the updates!

Mandy Nelson said...

Already a facebook fan...just updated my status! Okay, now all that's left is to win! ;0)

Glen and Nikki said...

I'm Nikki and I am local.

Glen and Nikki said...

Nikki again. I plan on having my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. I am already mostly done. However, the gift my husband and I are getting for ourselves is new tile shower and tile floor in the bathroom, which will be installed Thanksgiving weekend... so that is the plan anyway. With that, Christmas shopping will be done when that project is done.

Chris and Kat said...

Kat--local

Chris and Kat said...

Kat--I love being one of the crazies that is out looking for that last minute gift. :) SO, I will be out until December 23rd.

MelissaR said...

Melissa- I'm a local reader :)

MelissaR said...

I hope to have most of my Christmas shopping done by December 5th. But I'm sure I'll have some last minute things to pick up until December 20th :)

MelissaR said...

I follow Fabulessly Frugal!

MelissaR said...

I'm now a fan on facebook!

Terri Decker said...

I'm a local!

Terri Decker said...

I plan on having my christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. Except for black friday, and dec. 23rd. It seems there's always a few things to pick up at the last minute, no matter how prepared i am!

Hollie said...

Local!

Hollie said...

My Christmas shopping probably won't be done till the week before.

smiling_mama said...

Daleene here. I am a local reader in Meridian, ID.

smiling_mama said...

I will probably have my Christmas shopping done about a week before Christmas. I am a procrastinator.

smiling_mama said...

I am a follower. RSS and e-mail.

smiling_mama said...

This giveaway is posted on my status page on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/FabuLESSlyFrugal?ref=nf#/SmilingMama?ref=nf

smiling_mama said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/smiling_mama/statuses/2147483647

Sherlyn said...

I'm local here in BOISE. Love your work!

Sherlyn said...

I am a follower!

Sherlyn said...

I would love to get my Christmas shopping done by October 31 this year! Wouldn't that be great?

Kearna said...

I'm planning on being done Christmas shopping come Black Friday. Santa might have some more work to do though.

K'lyn said...

I'm local and I would love the photos!

K'lyn said...

I'm a local email subscriber!

K'lyn said...

I updated my FB status with this contest ...

K'lyn said...

I usually have my Christmas shopping mostly done by mid-December.

Shannon said...

I am local and am in need of a family photo! Please let it be me.

Shannon said...

I can hope to be done by the first of December, but most likely not until a few days before.

Shannon said...

I am a subscriber. See I really want to win!

Amy Conner said...

Local reader Amy!

Amy Conner said...

I am usually pretty good about having christmas shopping done by December 1st (my birthday) :)

Amy Conner said...

I am a subscriber by email.

Amy Conner said...

shared you on my status update!

janetcoupon said...

I'm Janet - local resident. Would love the photo package, since I have my 1st grandbaby! Woot woot!

janetcoupon said...

I plan to have my shopping done by December 5th, because I have to mail some of it to Australia.

janetcoupon said...

Linked on facebook

Brandy said...

I am also in Boise! And even quite close to where Cathy is at! :o)

Brandy said...

Hmmm.. Christmas shopping. Is it really that time of year already? I usually do quite a bit at the Day after Thanksgiving sales... other than that, I have no plan and no idea what to get any of my kids yet!

Brandy said...

I put the link as my status update! I would love to have my christmas cards DONE for me! :o)

Sheri said...

I plan on being done with shopping before Thanksgiving, but do give myself a bit of leeway incase there are some great black friday deals.

Danielle said...

I am local here in Boise, I think Lindsay is great photographer and would love to win the family portrait package.

Chad and Becca said...

Becca, I'm local

Chad and Becca said...

I am working on Christmas already with some handmade items. I usually get my Christmas shopping done on Black Friday...it's my favorite day of the year, SO FUN!