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I am a wife and mother that is passionate about sharing content that helps us each live a beautiful and virtuous life. As an etiquette instructor, I love to seek out the beautiful things that surround us. You can often find me making a meal with my husband, building LEGOs with my son, and reading a good book - all in a beautiful dress! Thank you for being a part of this community, I am so happy you are here!

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We have been wanting to show Peter the Botanical Gardens for awhile, and decided to go this afternoon. The Botanical Gardens hold a special place in our heart, since it is the place where we took our engagement photographs. I still get butterflies each time I go there and think of how beautiful that day was with Mike! I will never forget that afternoon taking our engagement photographs – we were filled to the brim with excitement and love for one another and what the future held for us.

Finding clothes for this season of my life can be difficult. My focus when choosing an outfit is functionality, modesty, and comfort – without sacrificing beauty or quality. PinkBlush Maternity offers affordable and gorgeous maternity dresses that can be worn at every stage of this beautiful time in my life – when pregnant, not pregnant, and nursing! I had the opportunity to team up with PinkBlush and I chose their Black Floral Sash Tie Maternity Maxi Dress. It is a nursing friendly dress that can be easily transitioned into a maternity dress if we are blessed with another baby someday.

The moment I slipped into this PinkBlush dress before leaving for the Gardens, I ran into the other room so that Mike could feel how soft it was! It was the perfect choice for our afternoon outing. The floral dress was so soft against Peter’s skin when I held him, beautifully romantic as we reminisced about our engagement photo shoot, and easy to nurse Peter in if I needed to! It is my new favorite – their maternity dresses are so versatile!

PinkBlush Maternity has generously offered for Finding Philothea to host a giveaway for a $50 PinkBlush Gift Card! We will be hosting the giveaway on Instagram, so visit our Instagram page for your chance to enter! You can also enter here by commenting on this blog post below with your favorite holiday tradition! For those with Instagram, commenting below will count as an extra entry. This PinkBlush giveaway closes Tuesday, December 13th, at 12 PM (EST). Winner will be announced the following day, Wednesday, December 14th. Good luck!

*To be eligible to win, winner must not have won a PinkBlush giveaway in the last six months.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Click here to see who won! Congratulations to the winner and thank you to all who participated!

– C

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