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Friday Phone Dump

CHRISTMAS IS NEXT WEEK!!

I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to it.  In case you couldn’t tell.

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1-3)  Last week, Colin and I celebrated 9 years of being together!  I can hardly believe it’s been that long, but somehow it has.  For more on that, you can check out this post I wrote last year.  We have a traditional date that we go on including dinner, peppermint hot chocolate, and Christmas lights.  These photos are from that date this year–it was so fun!

4) Saturday was the first free day we’ve had in a long time.  I loved getting to sip my coffee and eat blueberry oatmeal, and watch White Christmas.  Relaxing times are my favorite.

5-9) Our friends, the Garders, threw a tacky sweater Christmas party complete with a photo booth…and it was awesome.  As you can see we had lots of fun being goofy!

10) I finally got to experience Evoke’s delicious food!  I’ve loved their coffee for awhile, but my friend, Kourtni encouraged me to try their lunch–I don’t regret it.

11) We had a random storm this week that left the most beautiful clouds I’ve maybe ever seen.

12) Colin’s work had a desk decorating contest this week, and I helped him out by making snowflakes–don’t mess with my snowflake cutting skills!  Just kidding, but I think his desk looks pretty good, don’t you?

13) Blake had surgery this week and we got to see him while he was in the hospital!  He’s feeling good and seems to be recovering really well.  Yay!

This weekend I have my last wedding of 2014!  Between that and last minute shopping, I’ll be pretty tired and ready for the break that is Christmas I’m sure :)

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

I’m learning that one of the biggest blessings God has given us, is that we’re only asked to live our lives one moment at a time.  For that reason I don’t have to worry about the future or spiral into a “what-if” pile of anxiety.  Man, what a lovely truth.

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1-3) A foggy day at Hoboken.  That place is magical (I’m forever indebted to Bethany and Brian for exposing me to it), and it’s even better when it’s rainy or foggy outside.  Hence, 2 photos of my biscotti and coffee….sorry I’m not sorry about that :)

4) This guy :) he went to Anthropologie with me to do some Christmas shopping, and I felt the need to snap this photo of him when we left–do I need a reason?

5) My city is pretty.

6) We finally got to try out Katiebugs hot chocolate and apple cider!  We loved their sno cones in the summer, so it was really fun to try their organic, home made winter yummies!  Steph was really excited about hers, so I took this photo of her.

7) Our Christmas decorations are up!  It’s a good thing I leave them up until New Years…or it would only be 2 weeks of enjoyment for us.

8) This is a photo of our toast from my Bible study Christmas party this week!  I just love those ladies.

9) Quiet winter mornings are really the best.  Oatmeal, coffee, blankets, and the Bible…that’s all I really need to say.

This weekend, Colin and I are celebrating our 9 year dating anniversary, and we have a few Christmas celebrations too!  I hope your weekend is just as enjoyable!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friendsgiving 2014

So I’m finally getting around to talking about Friendsgiving this year!  I wasn’t great about keeping my camera around…as in I left it inside after my lovely friend, Kourtni, snapped these few photos with it, so hopefully next year will be better in that department (#bloggerfail)!  Regardless though, I think you’ll enjoy this peek at our special event.  Let’s start with the invitation, shall we?  This photo was taken by me, while my friend, Kourtni (yes, the same one I just mentioned), snapped the rest of these!

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It was very similar to our invitations from last year!  The decorations were taken up a notch though, because we went from having 22 people last year, to 63 people this year.  I know, we’re crazy.  It was so fun though!  Check out our backyard set up:

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We made Friendsgiving a fundraising event this year, and it was amazing to see all of our friends come together and give to a good cause.  I’m already looking forward to next year’s Friendsgiving celebration, but in the meantime, we’ll continue to use our decorated backyard for things like two-stepping parties…one of which I’ve shared photos of below!

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Sometimes we dance like hip-hop champs instead of two-stepping…

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And of course we all need a little more fireside coffee in our lives, right?  Right.  Thanks for re-living Friendsgiving 2014 with me!  For more photos, you can check out the hashtag #OKCFriendsgiving on Instagram!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

“The heart of hospitality is creating space for these moments, protecting that fragile bubble of vulnerability and truth and love.  It’s all too rare that we tell the people we love exactly why we love them–what they bring to our lives, why our lives are richer because they’re in it.”–Shauna Niequist Bread & Wine

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1) Our third round of Thanksgiving was spent with my extended family, and it was lovely!  We basically watched Christmas movies, played board games, and ate tortilla soup all day.  Yes.

2) While we were in Tulsa, Colin and I stopped for lunch at Dilly Deli, and we happily discovered that they were still serving brunch!  I couldn’t recommend this place more, it was so delicious, charming, and affordable.

3) I laugh every time I see this photo!  Colin was telling a story the other day, and Brian decided to act out the story with gingerbread men cookies.  It was hilarious!

4) I got to go to the Ben Rector concert with these lovelies earlier this week!  It was basically an acoustic concert, which I loved since Ben Rector is insanely talented–it really allowed us to see that (not that I didn’t think that before!).  Thanks again for taking me, Kourtni!

5) I had a serious purple theme going on in yoga training this week.  Also, I love SmartWool socks!

6) I decorated for Christmas, which of course means vintage post cards and mistletoe ;)

Oh!  And here are the winners from the giveaway this week!

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3rd Place = Emily (no last name was given)!

Here were her picks: “Amanda Moore Designs– white lace godet top
Noonday- Angelica infinity scarf
Mary-Os– Matt and Lynne”

2nd Place = Courtney Hawley!

Here were her picks: “Amanda Moore Designs: Oklahoma Gameday Tee in Royal Caribe

Noonday Collection: Rubik’s Necklace, Jade

Mary O Photography: Wedding: Matt & Lynne”

1st Place GRAND PRIZE= Danielle Reynolds! 

Here were her picks: “On amandamooredesigns.com I looooved “Ryan’s floral”
Emilywinkle.noondaycollection.com I loved the Tasseled jewelry roll.
My absolute favorite wedding on this site was Matt & Lynne because it looked so cozy and different. :) ♡”

Winners, please email me (hello@maryophoto.com) by next Friday, December 12th, so I can get you set up with your prizes!

Congratulations, everyone!! And thank you so much to all of you who entered!  I hope you had fun online shopping–maybe you found something you really love.

This weekend I have a photo shoot, a lock-in at church for our middle schoolers (I’m crazy, I know), and a Christmas yoga party!  I hope your weekend is lovely.

His Truly,

Mary O.

ps–extra points to you, Chelsea Thompson, for my shout out in your comment :) love ya!

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SUPRISE! It’s a giveaway!

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So I know you were really excited after seeing all the lovely things that Amanda Moore Designs and Noonday have to offer on Monday, so I thought I’d give you a chance to WIN some of the awesome stuff you saw in the photo shoot!

Amanda and Emily have graciously contributed to this giveaway, and we have some pretty great prizes for you (ps–it’s ridiculously easy to enter!) that I’ve listed below!

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So there will be 3 winners and 3 levels of prizes!

3rd place = 10% off shopping Amanda Moore Designs, this bracelet (pictured above) in the color of their choice, and a 30 minute photo shoot with Mary O. Photography

2nd place = 20% off shopping Amanda Moore Designs, their choice between this pair of earrings and this pair (also pictured above), and a 1 hour photo shoot with Mary O. Photography

GRAND PRIZE = 30% off shopping Amanda Moore Designs, a $50 gift card to Noonday, and a 2 hour photo shoot with Mary O. Photography

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WHAT?! I can hardly believe we’re giving away this much stuff either, but we are!  Here’s how you enter to win!

Step 1) Go to AmandaMooreDesigns.com and choose the item you would love to have the most, and write it down.

Step 2) Go to EmilyWinkle.NoondayCollection.com and choose the item there that you would love to have the most, and write it down.

Step 3) Come back to MaryOPhoto.com and click on the “Weddings” category–then choose your favorite wedding that you see!  Then (you guessed it) write it down.

Step 4) Comment on this post with your picks from all 3 websites!  That’s it, you’re done!

All you have to do now is check back in on Friday and see whether or not you won!

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Now, the giveaway closes at 8am tomorrow, so any comments made after that time won’t count…which means GO NOW AND ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY!  Not to be forceful or anything :)

Also, if you want (because you should), you can find Amanda and Noonday on all kinds of social media (I’ve put links in the post script)!  And one more thing, Emily is an ambassador for the Noonday Collection (and she’s the sweetest person), so if you are in Oklahoma and you’d like to host a trunk show for Noonday, contact her here!

Whether you’re entering in hopes of checking someone off your Christmas shopping list, or just for you, enter the giveaway, it’s awesome!

Ok, that’s all for now!

His Truly,

Mary O.

ps– Amanda’s Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest

Noonday’s Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest

pps–the fine print of the giveaway:

Each individual person can enter 1 time.  Entry to the giveaway is made by commenting on this blog post with one item from www.AmandaMooreDesigns.com,  one item from EmilyWinkle.NoondayCollection.com, and one blog post title from MaryOPhoto.com.  Entries are only valid if they include all three of these items, and are posted before 8am on December 4th, 2014.  There will be 3 winners, and they will be announced on Friday after being chosen at random.  Each individual can win only once.  Each coupon for Amanda Moore Designs merchandise will be given to the winner via email after winning.  Each photo shoot won is good for the amount of shooting time with Mary O Photography that is specified in the specific prize, however the coupon may be applied to a longer photo shoot booked with Mary O Photography as determined by Mary Ogilvie.  The coupons for photo shoots do not include the price of gas money for shoots booked outside of the OKC metro area.  Each coupon is transferable, however, only one coupon per individual is allowed.  All photo shoots won through this giveaway must be redeemed (that is, booked or scheduled) with Mary O Photography by Janurary 31st, 2015 at 5pm.  Each winner of the giveaway is responsible for contacting Mary Ogilvie at hello@maryophoto.com by January 1st, 2015.  The winner forfeits his or her winnings if he or she does not contact Mary Ogilvie by email before this date.  

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Cayley McCollough - I would love the Ryan’s floral shirt from Amanda Moore Designs!
My favorite pick from Noonday is the scattered steps necklace in plum. So pretty.
Dann & Gillian’s wedding has the best moments captured by Mary O.December 3, 2014 – 8:34 AM

Courtney Hawley - Amanda Moore Designs: Oklahoma Gameday Tee in Royal Caribe

Noonday Collection: Rubik’s Necklace, Jade

Mary O Photography: Wedding:Matt & LynneDecember 3, 2014 – 8:57 AM

Chelsea Rosr - Oh my word!! This is so fun! Picking just one is the hard part!

Amanda Moore Designs: I have been eyeing the Striped Godet Dress since it was released to public adoration.

Noonday: I’m gonna need that Multicolored Bling Collar Becklace around my neck, right now :)

Mary O Photo: Good Gravy, this was difficult. I have three tops, I coordinated two of them (Shout Out: Matt and Lynne/Cami and Allan!) but Marlon and Ashley’s outdoor ceremony is where my heart is :)

Mary O, you’re a beautiful human, and I’m blessed to know you :)December 3, 2014 – 8:58 AM

Emily Baker - If you could direct message me on Instagram if I won:) I love your clothes and jewelry and I would love to wear it if I won:) if I won I would tell everyone about your stuff and you would get more followers on Instagram and you would get more people to buy your items:) my Instagram is emilyyybakerrrDecember 3, 2014 – 9:06 AM

Kristi holland - Oh my goodness, I have been looking at noonday and dying over buying a piece but it’s too expensive for my budget. Amanda’s designs are so cute and I’ve been wanting to get family photos done because our baby girl is 5 months old this week and we haven’t done any professional pictures yet (Mary)!
Pick me! Pretty please!
1. Amanda’s designs: I want the black Godet Top with lace sleeves
2. Noonday: the Monaco necklace or calypso earrings
3. Mary: favorite wedding: has to be cami and Allan because I love their outdoor wedding and love them as people as well!December 3, 2014 – 9:18 AM

Kara - I love the Striped Godet dress from Amanda’s designs.
Noonday is my fav so I could choose about anything in the book, but I’m going to say the twisted beads bracelet for now!
I loved looking through Kevin and Jill’s wedding pics! They all looked so happy, the couple and the friends!December 3, 2014 – 9:45 AM

Stephanie Baker - So much creative beauty in one blog post from three great businesses! I love this give away!
1. Amanda designs- Black Godet Top with lace sleeves
2. Noonday- Inca step necklace
3. Mary O -Tough choice!!! I’ll have to go with Marlon and AshleyDecember 3, 2014 – 9:45 AM

Karla Paulk - I would love to wear Amanda Moore’s comfy kimono cardigan, but she is currently sold out, soooo I would also love to wear Ryan’s Floral top!

I would love to wear Noonday Collection’s Tagua Seed Bracelet in Seagreen! So, so cute!!

My favorite MaryO wedding is Matt & Lynne. How fun to have a full weekend of fun & family, and what a beautiful early morning ceremony! AHH!December 3, 2014 – 9:48 AM

Elyse Tharp - I love Amanda’s Clothes!! They are so cute!!

1. Put on Love shirt in Grey
2. Tushabe Layered Necklace
3. Kevin & Jill ❤️December 3, 2014 – 10:03 AM

Taylor Carder - From Amanda I love the heather Put on Love shirt! From Noonday I love the raindrop prism earrings! And my favorite wedding is Matt and Lynne ❤December 3, 2014 – 10:23 AM

Katie Romano - This is such an exciting and cool giveaway!
1. Stripe godet dress from Amanda Moore designs
2. Kantha foldover bag from Noonday!
3. Allan and Cami’s wedding is beeeeeeautiful

Ya’ll rock.December 3, 2014 – 10:58 AM

Hannah Hamilton - Mary O wedding – Dann & Gilian. Oh my goodness, the colors and the details! Love.
Amanda Moore Designs – For sure the stripe godet dress. Love at first sight (:
Noonday Collection – the Pagoda necklace. It’s not available yet so (although I would totally wait for it to be released) I’m not sure if it counts for the contest… so my second choice is the Tierdrop necklace!December 3, 2014 – 11:19 AM

Cameron Thompson - Amanda Moore Designs: “Put on Love” Tee in Heather White
Noonday: Kampala Necklace
Mary O.: Allan and Cami

Thanks Mary!December 3, 2014 – 12:12 PM

Danielle Reynolds - On amandamooredesigns.com I looooved “Ryan’s floral”
Emilywinkle.noondaycollection.com I loved the Tasseled jewelry roll.
My absolute favorite wedding on this site was Matt & Lynne because it looked so cozy and different. :) ♡December 3, 2014 – 12:28 PM

Chelsea Thompson - giveaways? ahh! i love giveaways! ooh, pick me! (imagine in the voice of Dory.)

Amanda Moore Designs: White Lace Godet Top — plus, the model on the site is HOTT.
Noonday: Lines & Stripes Catch All Bag — i’ve been looking for this exact thing! had no idea it was from Noonday!
Mary O Photography: Allan & Cami’s Wedding is to die for! i am such a sucker for an outdoor wedding on a beautiful day & those mixed-matched vintage bridesmaid dresses are perfect.December 3, 2014 – 12:46 PM

Caitlin McGee - EEK! It’s almost impossible to just pick one from each of these places! Y’all are so incredibly talented!
Amanda Moore Designs: Striped Godet Dress (it’s seriously the cutest)
Noonday Collection: Lines and Stripes Catch All bag! Eek i love it.
Mary O photography: Matt and Lynne! :)December 3, 2014 – 1:00 PM

Gillian Clinton - 1. Amanda is so talented– I love to see her business taking off. My favorite of her collection so far is the Fun in Floral Kimono. But I can’t wait to see what more is to come =]
2. This was my first experience with Noonday Collective but if I owned the Engraved Cuff, I don’t think I would ever take it off! Not kidding! Lol!
3. Dann & Gillian’s wedding album will always always always hold a special place in my heart- but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that the Matt & Lynne album(s) had me melting with joy! A whole weekend for a wedding is the way to go!!December 3, 2014 – 1:08 PM

Payton Farrar - I like the floral shirt from the first pick!
And the second pick I LOVE the Gem trio studs December 3, 2014 – 1:34 PM

alison - Amanda Moore Designs – Put on love tee in heather white
Noonday. Only a crazy person could pick just one thing. But I’m pretty crazy. So HANDWARMERS. any color
MaryO photo – Matt and Lynn for sure – s’mores, sunrise first sight, breakfast reception. LOVEDecember 3, 2014 – 1:38 PM

Allyson Shoopman - This is the best! And so hard to choose!
From Amanda Moore Designs: I like the Snow Day Infiniti Scarf.
From Noonday: It’s gotta be that awesome Minted Cowl. (Apparently I’m into scarves right now… maybe I’m just cold.)
And from the lovely Mrs. Mary O: I love the evidence of simple, overwhelming joy in the photos of Ethan and Payton.

You all are wonderful!December 3, 2014 – 1:49 PM

Marci Perry - Amanda Moore Designs – Ryan’s Aubergine shirt (so pretty!)
Noonday Collection – Celestial necklace – it is so neat!
Mary O – Matt and Lynne’s wedding…absolutely gorgeous photos!December 3, 2014 – 3:00 PM

Katy - Amanda Moore: Oklahoma Gameday Tee in Royal Caribe
Noonday: Angelica Infinity Scarf
MaryO: Allen and Cami’s wedding is my favoriteDecember 3, 2014 – 3:08 PM

Gennifer - Amanda’s-Love the altogether beautiful tank.
Noonday- love the Sedona necklace
Weddings- love Dann/Gillian’s weddingDecember 3, 2014 – 3:50 PM

Cami Langston - 1) I have been eyeing all of Amanda’s stuff lately but would say the “Put on Love” tee is my top pick.
2) I would love to have the Lines and Strips catch all bag from noonday!
3) It was hard to choose my favorite wedding…Not! I think I’m going to go with my own! Cami + Allan! Btw, thanks for all the love on the comments!December 3, 2014 – 5:19 PM

Emily - Amanda Moore Designs– white lace godet top
Noonday- Angelica infinity scarf
Mary-Os– Matt and LynneDecember 3, 2014 – 5:52 PM

detta dunnagsn - Noonday…silver trinity necklace
AnandaMooreDesigns…put on love tee
MaryOPhotography..Adam and ErinDecember 3, 2014 – 6:14 PM

DebbieBrown - I enjoyed looking through all your sites!
Amanda Moore Designs the Ryan’s Aubergine
Emily Winkle Noonday Collection the black diamond earrings
MaryOPhotography Danny & GillianDecember 3, 2014 – 6:20 PM

Alyssa Moss - Amanda Moore Designs: Put on Love shirt in heather white
Noonday: The earrings I loved happen to be the ones being given away! Taj and Calypso!
Mary O: Matt and Lynne – It has so many elements that I love!

Hooray for giveaways! :)December 3, 2014 – 7:53 PM

Bethany - AMD: Ryan’s Aubergine top

Noonay: The Celestial necklace

Wedding: Ethan and Payton, because I love love love the wedding colors!December 3, 2014 – 8:35 PM

Allison Lyon - I love Amanda’s striped godet dress and she looks so pretty modeling it!
I love the simple yet beautiful two coins necklace.
And Dann and Gillian’s wedding is my favorite! Such sweet moments were captured!December 3, 2014 – 8:57 PM

Cesley Loyd - I loved looking at all 3 sites! Beautiful designs, jewelry & photography!

1- Put on the Love tee
2- Andean bag
3- Kyle & HayleyDecember 3, 2014 – 10:54 PM

Tiffany - Amanda Moore – “put on love” tee in heather white
Noonday – Rushing Waters necklace
Mary O – Dann & Gillian! So fun!December 3, 2014 – 10:55 PM

Krystal - I love Amanda Moore’s
Shirt Ryan’s Teal
I love Noonday’s
Dainty paper bead necklace
I love Mary O’s
Matt & Lynns WeddingDecember 4, 2014 – 5:44 PM