CONTESTS + GIVEAWAYS | Win Complimentary Day Of Coverage and a Complimentary Engagement Session! | Ivan Apfel Photography | Also… of Mice and Bambinos…

Hey all!  Did you learn any lessons today?  I did. :)  I learned that staying up very, very late because you’re pretty sure you just heard a mouse in your kitchen but you can’t manage to think of anything in your entire home to use to thwart it from burrowing into Bambino’s dog food other than a can of Matte Finish Spray Paint… is stupid and it’ll probably ruin your next day productivity.

Note: I didn’t use the Matte Finish Spray Paint, PETA.  What I decided on (by unanimous vote-Bambo and I shook on it) was a Shock & Awe campaign utilizing a) one of Bambino’s tennis balls, b) two CDs carefully chosen for my willingness to lose them forever (“Presidents of the USA” + one of Honey’s CDs that I didn’t recognize, haha), and c)……

I barked at it.   I barked at the mouse.  I also hissed like a snake, and purrrrred like a cat.  Naturally, right?  I also sighed a lot throughout because WTF was I doing.  It sucks at that moment when you realize you’re being an idiot.  But on the bright side, Bambino slept really well.  I think he had a little fear-by-proxy while we were holding down the couch fort so he was pretty exhausted after it all.  This is what he looked like (this is a shot of Bambo and his papa, taken pre-HORRIBLE-Instagram-update-that-I-wholly-regret):

Any recommendations on getting rid of a mouse?  I feel like those sticky tape traps are so inhumane, but we’ll take any suggestions you have.  Thanks :)

Ok, SO!  Here’s the important, exciting part of this post.  I’m sure you’re ready for it.  So, you know how sometimes, if you’re lucky, a really stellar wedding photographer whose got a really great personality, a really great sense of humor, a remarkable tendency to turn out blue-eyed progeny and a really great eye for beauty in pictures… you know how sometimes someone like that will have a wedding photography giveaway contest, but that it’s like, SUPER not often and you can only hope it’ll happen but aren’t expecting it because why would we be that lucky?

We’re totally that lucky at the moment.  Ivan Apfel Photography, a member of Vendor Love and all around excellent fellow is giving away a killer prize to one fortunate couple, and it’s all going down on Facebook.

Please note that there are some rules – namely, that you must be human to enter.  So, just double check that, and once you’re sure, feel free to enter.  FYI, it is never too late to enter.  The couples who won 1st and 2nd place last year both entered with only a week or two left to vote.  So… yep, it’s always anyone’s game. :)

You can enter anytime up until December 14th, 2011.  Voting ends December 15th, 2011.

Here’s a little bit from his contest rules page… though you’re definitely gonna wanna get the full story on rules, how to enter, etc.

Are you Engaged and plan to get married?  Send us your picture (must be both of you), your wedding date and tell us about how you two met.  If you get the most Facebook Likes on the 2011 Wedding Contest Gallery, then you will win Complimentary Day Of Coverage and a Complimentary Engagement Session.

Let’s keep it simple, shall we?

  • Must be Human
  • Must be getting married in 2012
  • Wedding Date must be one that is not already booked.
  • Entrance Deadline: Anytime before December 14th, 2011
  • Voting Ends: 11:59 PM on December 15th, 2011
  • Send image file and submission story to

Be sure to check it out, m’friends!

xoxo!  - Alison

Ivan Apfel Photography is member of TKB’s Vendor Love.  You can explore more of Ivan Apfel Photography‘s work in our guide.

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  1. Lena on December 5, 2011

    I had a staring contest this weekend….with a neighborhood cat. And when I beat it, I meowed in victory. So I’m right there with you.

    Also, Electronic Pest Control. Drives the mices mad.

  2. Alison on December 5, 2011

    Lena – I hadn’t heard of EPC, even though I’m acronyming it up like I own the place– that sounds like an incredible idea. Hopefully it can tell the different between mouse and sweet, sweet wittle baby Bam.

    Hope planning’s going well, my darling dear. I am beyond excited about that!

  3. JuliaEnchanted on December 5, 2011

    There are these traps that allow you to release the mice into the wilderness, if you have any of that where you live. I have lots of it, here in Texas. It distresses me that this model calls itself a cube without in fact being cube-shaped, but other than that it looks legit.

    There are also less humane and more convenient traps that will first trap the mouse inside, and then kill them quickly in such a way that you never have to see them and you just throw the trap away:

    Good luck with the Mousecapades!

  4. Chelsea on December 5, 2011

    I cannot offer a solution for getting ride of mice but I do have a cautionary tale about Christmas cookies & mice:

    Do not leave a box of thin mints on your microwave because 1.) the mice will smell them with their wee noses and 2.) snatch them off your microwave before 3.) getting the box stuck under your stove in the midst of their failed getaway

    True story. That’s graduate student housing for ya. Good luck with your mouse! Hope there’s more rest & less animal charades in your future <3

  5. Josie on December 6, 2011

    I had a serious mouse problem in my flat last year and all that worked was the electronic thing you plug in the wall that emits a high pitched sound we can’t hear but mice hate. Still got mine plugged in and no mice since.


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