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Mother’s Day Giveaway


Lasting images and memories this Mother’s day







Photos by Daria Kielek photography

As I look back at pictures of my babies, I realize how fast time flies and how quickly they grow up. When they were little (and not sleeping through the night), I couldn’t wait for them to get passed that stage. Now that we’ve made it, I wish time could just stand still!

This Mother’s Day, I made time stand still by having pictures taken with the wonderful photographer Daria Kielek. Since the weather is FINALLY getting nice, I thought it would be great to have a photo shoot and send out Mother’s Day cards to all our loved ones. I always run into one problem when taking pictures with my kids…what should they wear?? Everything my son owns belongs to a sports team (or has a hole in it) and everything my daughter owns pictures a Disney character! UGGG…I don’t want to buy them new clothes for the photo shoot because I know they will never wear the outfit again but at the same time, I don’t want my kids to be wearing a Knicks jersey or a Frozen Ella dress…what should I do?!? I recently came across Rainey’s Closet and it solved my problem! Ahhhh what a FABULOUS idea!!! Beautiful, high-end clothing and accessories you can rent! Why didn’t I think of this?!? LOL. This is seriously the perfect solution for anyone who needs a special occasion outfit for kids! They have a huge assortment of clothing that is ideal for weddings, holidays and of course, photo shoots! How many times have you bought your child a suit or beautiful dress that is only worn once? I know I have! I highly suggest borrowing from Rainey’s Closet!

I ordered these Mother’s Day cards from Minted, one of my favorite online stationary stores! I have been ordering my holiday cards and invitations from them for years and have never been disappointed! They are such a great company with exceptional designs and unique ideas!!

Guess what?!? I have teamed up with Minted and Rainey’s Closet for a fab Mother’s Day Giveaway!! Simply CLICK HERE and enter your name and email for a chance to win $150 credit to Rainey’s Closet and $150 to use at !  I want to wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day in advance and hope you have a fabulous day with your loved ones!


To enter:
*Subscribe to (click here)
*You must be following @kristentaekman to enter (click here)
*Follow Rainey’s Closet on Instagram (IG: @raineyscloset)
*Follow Minted on Instagram (IG:@minted)
*Comment below with hashtag #LNLgiveaway and why you would like to win this prize!
Giveaway will end Thursday, April 28th at 12am ET and will be announced on Friday April 29th!

Eliza J- Belted Chiffon Maxi Dress

Asos- Metal Belt 

Cash’s Outfit-Rainey’s Closet

Kingsley’s Tutu Dress- Rainey’s Closet

Kingsley’s Headband- Rainey’s Closet


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  • Reply Maggie O'Connell April 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    #LNLgiveaway this is such a beautiful idea! This is my first Mother’s Day with my baby boy, who is 11 months old. Mother’s Day is typically a sad day for me – my own mother passed away 14 years ago – but I’m trying to revamp the holiday now that I’m a mother myself. This would be such an awesome treat and a great way to celebrate.

  • Reply Anusha V April 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Family pictures are such a treasure and always worth making time for! My daughter loves princess dresses and my son is such a gentleman so it would be wonderful to win this giveaway! #LNLgiveaway

  • Reply Maria April 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Love the super cute outfits! #LNLgiveaway

  • Reply Chassidi Johnson April 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I would love to win this and do a shoot with my daughter for Mother’s day. Between Raineys Closet and Minted, I would be able to give my mother a pretty amazing mother’s day gift.

  • Reply Monica April 22, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Love the picture of you holding Kingsley, that is a framer for sure! All photos just beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • Reply Kasia DeFilippo April 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Your kids are adorable !!!! I totally agree with you: where does the time go!!! My little guy is turning 4 and my oldest is 8… I haven’t had one single picture done with my little one since he was born… I feel guilty bc life just got unexpectedly crazy since he turned 1 yr old.. This givaway would help me get everyone on board and set up a photos shoot so we can remember this time as it was yesterday and hopefuly some of this guilt would go away !!! Thank you for being so generous with your giveaways!!!! I hope I win !!! Happy Mothers Day!!! #LNLgiveaway

  • Reply Jenna April 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    #LNLgiveaway I would love to win!! It would be such a special Mother’sDay treat!!!

  • Reply Holly McKenzie April 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    #LNLgiveaway great giveaway!

  • Reply Lynne April 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    #LNLgiveaway I would love to win this giveaway because I loving dressing up my girls and the dresses on Rainey’s Closet are gorgeous!! Also, I love stationary and the items on minted! Happy Mother’s Day Mamas!

  • Reply Diana Cote April 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! I would love to win because my daughters birthday is coming up soon and I would love to take some pictures for invitations to her birthday, the dress rental would be just perfect for it too. 😀

  • Reply Debbie Maxwell April 26, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    #LNLgiveaway. I would love to win these prizes. As a mother of 4, my greatest achievement in my life. Mother’s Day has always been very special to me!!!

  • Reply Claudia Ruffini April 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    #LNLgiveaway – Just because. Mother’s have always believed, and been there and loved, no matter what. So on this special day, I wanted to say thank you – Kristen for your posts and blogs. Happy Mother’s Day !!

  • Reply Summer Rudisill April 27, 2016 at 1:10 am

    #LNLgiveaway-I LOVE all the looks at Rainey’s closet and would love to style a Mother’s Day shoot for myself! Then I would print some for my mom (as a Mother’s Day gift!) and keep the rest for me as my Mother’s Day gift. What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Reply Rowena Coulin April 27, 2016 at 3:39 am

    There is no better way to capture and share memories of our little ones with our family and close friends than by sending a greeting card. I am in total agreement with you Kristen, I wish time could stay still. My daughter is 19 months old and it seems like she was just born yesterday. I love Rainey’s Closet creations! It’s so simple and yet sophisticated at the same time. I would love to win the prize so I can dress up my daughter. She loves to wear my accessories and anything that is made of tulle #LNLgiveaway

  • Reply Casey H April 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I’d love to win this prize – I am in desperate need of some updated summer dresses and love everything about Minted! #LNLgiveaway

  • Reply Faith April 28, 2016 at 5:05 am

    The pictures are absolutely beautiful. I wish that I could go back in time and relive those precious moments with my children and all our animals! Life passes much too quickly, enjoy each day with your beautiful family. God bless you…

  • Reply Darlenis Ogrady April 29, 2016 at 1:20 am

    #LNLgiveaway I’ve always wanted to do a photo shoot with my three kids. It has never Happened. There never seems to be enough time. But ive realized that my kids are getting older and I’m loosing the opportunity to capture this time. I hope you will be able to capture that moment for me. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Reply Meagan Nelms April 29, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I would love to win this prize because I would love to have a Mother’s Day photo shoot with my kiddos. I have had picture made with my family in years.

  • Reply Janelle Lin April 29, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Gorgeous photos and I love the sibling outfits by Rainey’s Closet. Will be renting there soon! #LNLgiveaway

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