7.5.13

the vintage mother

 

 Have you ever met someone you were instantly drawn to like a magnet?  Or wanted to shout AMEN to every single thing that came out of their mouth?  Or felt so loved and accepted by them that you made up excuses to spend time with them whenever possible?

Let us introduce you to our dear friend Katie Hughes, who is one of beautiful women behind the new blog {The Vintage Mother}.  Katie and her darling sister Ginny are downright passionate about being mothers.  And not just any mothers...... They are working hard to restore the values and traditions that are being forgotten by our generation.  They are trying to bring attention to and show the importance of the family values and practices that the mothers of yesteryear lived by.

Here is a picture of Katie and Ginny, with their own dear mother.  Katie is on the right.


And they are off to a great start!  Every single one of their posts is so uplifting and heartfelt.  You can't help but be touched in some way after visiting their blog.  Whether it inspires you to start a new and beautiful tradition with your own children, or sparks a memory of being in your grandmother's home, we promise you will fall in love with following their blog and gleaning every ounce of inspiration that comes with it. 

Some of our favorite posts of theirs include {What is a Vintage Mother?} and {Build Great Husbands}.  If you really want to wish yourself a Happy Mother's Day, you can catch up on all their posts.  You will leave their blog wanting to be a better person, guaranteed!
    
This past summer, Mia and I were fortunate enough to visit them at their parent's gorgeous home in Midway, Utah.  We enjoyed a casual dinner and sat outside enjoying pleasant conversation while the children explored and played until the sun went down.  It was a magical evening of perfect weather, good food and excellent company.  To be honest, we were ready to spend the rest of our vacation with them, just eating and talking!  Too bad we had already promised the little boys high adventure every single day as well as hours of fun playing "Big Booty" in the car.

These sisters have graciously offered up a couple things that represent their blog to one of our readers.  An adorable t-shirt with their cute logo,



as well as a vintage inspired cuff.


The two of us enthusiastically join with Katie and Ginny in their efforts to celebrate purposeful motherhood and in working to foster a positive inner voice in our own children, as well as every child we have the opportunity to spend time with. 

How to win: 

Please become a follower of our blog.  It's not hard.  It takes about 20 seconds, and we would appreciate it more than you can imagine!  Imagine us on our knees, begging.  Leave us a comment telling us you're our newest and biggest fan so we can enter you in the drawing.

Are you already a follower of Me and Jilly?  BLESS YOU!  Can you please leave us a short comment that convinces us of your devotion and persuades us to keep blogging?  Cause seriously..... we do this for you and when we don't hear from you it makes us really sad.  REALLY. SAD.

A winner for this giveaway will be picked via random.org on Saturday, May 11th at 10:00 p.m.  Be sure to check back every day this week for more fabulous giveaways and chances to win! And don't forget to go check out {The Vintage Mother}!

xoxo,
Jilly + Mia

27 comments:

  1. I am a devoted follower and have been for a couple of years....thank you so much Jilly for getting back to me so quickly when I asked for the instructions for the coffee filter garland, you are so kind. I look forward to your posts and can't wait to always learn something new (and very tasteful). Love ya'll! Denise

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  2. I joined your sight a few weeks ago. Just getting comfortable!

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  4. I've been a follower of your blog for a while now, and I thoroughly enjoy your posts. Keep up the great work!

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I've been a follower from the beginning and love every single post!

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  6. I'm not a newbie but I like to think I'm your biggest fan!!!! I pretty much consider everything you two do to be "the cat's meow"- : ) I can hardly WAIT to get on the Vintage Mother and see their blog- I was raised by my grandmother who was "vintage" before vintage was cool...haha (I get it)

    My blog has a bird name in it, so of course I LOVE the t-shirt and cuff immensely!!!
    Have I gone on and on sufficiently????
    Much love to you two amazing mothers-
    xo beth

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  7. I have been visiting your blog, but just became a follower! As a first grade teacher, your blog helps me to escape after a very busy day! I may very well be your newest fan! :)

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  8. I am a follower of your blog. Hope to win!

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  9. I'm officially following, although you've been in my reader for a bit.

    You both are amazing, talented, THIN (why not throw that in there?), hilarious and if you were in my ward, I'd let you sit in the back with me and make dumb comments during Sunday School that may or may not be appropriate. Then I'd take you to YW because I've got a mother/daughter activity coming up and it's keeping me up at night and I need two creative masterminds who can TAKE OVER and leave me to do the important things, like clearing out my DVR. Those shows aren't going to watch themselves. Trying to "keep it simple" somehow takes more energy that going all out...sigh...

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  10. You two inspire...creatively, in mothering and personally. Keep it up! Love every blog post and get giddy when I see a new one. Happy Mother's Day!

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  11. I'm already a follower on bloglovin'. You two are a great inspiration to me, I just wish I knew where you got your energy!
    Keep up the good work.

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  12. I just adore this blog. Such fun with the crafts, and of course, that lovely wonderful new feller!

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    1. I forgot. I am a follower, although Google is discontinuing this service in November. Will have to find a new one!

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  13. What a great trio of women with the Vintage Mother blog! It's so kind of you to let everyone know about them.

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  14. I am a follower and would love to win!

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  15. I love your blog! It seriously brightens my day when I see a new email pop into my inbox. Please, please, PLEASE keep doing what you do!

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  16. I'm your newest follower! I love, love, love The Vintage Mother, and your blog has that same cozy feeling to it. I'm looking forward to following you two!

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  17. Have been loving you forever!!! And a day :) You show up in my inbox and I get so excited to see what you are doing next! Don't leave me not never! <3

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  18. I follow you and am so honored you choose to visit my inbox! last year I moved across the country, extreme south to extreme north, and I am saved from desperate lonliness by the humour, creativity, and grace of my blog friends. So, please, keep doing what you do!

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  19. I have been following your blog for about 2 years and Love it!! Great giveaway - thanks

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  20. A. R. Hey you know I really do love you both and have missed your blog a LOT lately....I'm glad your back!!!!

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  21. I am a new follower, but a long-time visitor. I'm going to love having this treat in my inbox now! I think you give us just what we need...a bit of beauty, kindness, creativity, and inspiration. I love you two and your blog! Thank you!

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  22. Love your site. So inspiring and fun. Thanks for sharing. I hope I win...fingers crossed.

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  23. A long time follower of your blog...inspiring simplicity, sparks creativity, and plain 'ol fun to peek at daily!

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  24. Don't b sad. Keep calm and blog on. Steph

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  25. What an awesome giveaway! Just became a follower, even though I've been reading for a long time. Love your blog and inspiring posts!

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