Canon Rebel T3 DSLR & Lens giveaway! (Closed)

updated Friday 8/24: The giveaway is closed and we are verifying the entries. The winner will be announced on Monday August 27th at 8:00 am Eastern Time. Thank you for entering and for your patience! :)


In September it will be three years since I started this little website and my life has changed so much. You guys have been here for me and have been like my own little cheering squad. It is amazing the friendships I’ve found (and old friends who I’ve gotten to know better!), not only with my readers, but with other bloggers as well.

So allow me to get mushy for a minute ;)

Thank you. Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. Thank you for your comments, likes, pins, tweets, double taps, emails, and what not. Thank you for listening, thank you for thinking of me, thank you for being someone I can talk to and share these crazy thoughts and ideas with.


Okay, I’m sure you want me to stop blabbering so you can scroll down (if you haven’t already). A few friends and I have teamed up! To bring you the best giveaway! Ever! In the history of this blog! And many other blogs! And yes, I’m so excited that using an exclamation point over and over is necessary!

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The Canon T3 is one of the most popular entry level DSLR cameras on the market. It is lightweight, and you can buy tons of lenses to best fit your style of photography. While you learn more about your camera, you can use it’s automatic settings- then move to aperture priority and manual modes fairly quickly!

The 18-55mm "kit" lens included with this prize is a zoom lens that is great to begin with. It can work indoors, works with landscapes, and even portrait photography to make it a wonderful beginner all-around lens. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget below. PLEASE give it a minute to load- it can load slowly with really popular giveaways!

Also, don’t forget that you can earn an extra entry everyday for tweeting about the giveaway!



We will be using Rafflecopter to run this giveaway. Please wait for the Rafflecopter box to fully load. Provide your email or sign in with Facebook. Leaving a comment is mandatory and will unlock bonus entries. You must click “do it” and “enter” in the Rafflecopter box for your entry to count.

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  1. says

    Oh my! So excited!

  2. Melissa McFarlan says

    I am most excited to great pictures of everything!!! The simple day to day, the special grand occassions, I cannot wait.

  3. Becki Yochum says

    My son is 1 1/2 years old and a new camera would be so awesome to capture all his funny little life moments! YEA! …. So Pick ME, Pick ME! :O) & Thank YOU!

  4. says

    I put this camera on my prayer list this week, i did a bunch of research on the best entry level camera that is great for stills and video, because I have a youtube channel and this is the camera that most Youtubers love!
    I would be exstactic to win this you have no idea! thanks for hosting this give away, i can hardly believe it!

  5. says

    Totally cool giveaway….. I love to take pictures and the camera I have been using has a broken battery door that I have to use a rubber band to keep shut. Have not had the extra $$$$ to buy a new one! (all my $$$$ is in my paint… CeCe Caldwell’s)

    If I win this awesome camera…. I will paint my old one a very bright color! (but I really hope Debi Beard wins!)

  6. Lilly says

    I am most excited to take pics of my little baby nephew. He’s so cute!
    Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway! And congrats!

  7. Jenifer M says

    I have wanted a dslr forever but every time I am going to invest some unexpected expense comes up and I cannot bring myself to buy one!
    Here is entry #1!

  8. Michelle Gilliland says

    I guess I’m doing this right? It recorded an entry before I left a comment! At any rate, sweepstakes or not, your blog is so much fun to read. I’m glad that you were featured on S&S because I rarely read blogs from people I don’t know. I just don’t have time to google and find them, and yadda yadda, but yours is great! :)

  9. says

    First of all Happy 3 years of blogging! (almost!) September is a fabulous month!(my birthday!lol)
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this! I REALLY need a camera! Would be a nice B-day present! :)

  10. says

    Can NOT even begin to express how excited I would be to win this. I have 2 toddlers and they are always on the top of favorite things to photograph obviously. But I would also take pictures of EVERTHING.. and be able to step up my game for my blog =)

  11. says

    Oh, my! What WOULDN’T I take pictures of !! I’d be out there snapping pictures of the birds in our yard (the wild whistling tree ducks, the titmouse, the eastern bluebirds) as well as all our farm animals (my burros, the cows, the deer, the chickens!) I’d take pictures for my SoFab posts, pictures of our trips, OH! And pictures of my kids and grandkids too!! LOL! I have wanted a DSLR forEVER! (P.S. If I do win, be careful…you see how excited I get just entering! LOL!)

  12. Angie Berg says

    I’m excited to take better photos of my kids and just to upgrade my camera for better pictures for my hobby. :)

  13. Stacey says

    I have been wanting to get away from my traditional point and shoot for some time now. This would be the perfect reason to!

  14. Ashley Purpura says

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh I’m so excited! I could totally use to have a new camera to get super awesome pictures of my adventures and maybe then blog about them myself!

  15. Karen F says

    I enjoy taking pictures of nature, landscapes, old buildings and farm equipment.. I would like a better camera to do this with though. ; )

  16. Adrienne Thompson says

    My husband and I are trying to have a baby and there is nothing that I am more excited about than having a camera to take pictures with. That’s what I’m most excited about.

  17. says

    I am most excited about taking pictures of my kiddos. I just know that this camera would be so much better than the camera on my cell phone that I have been using for the last year! I would also go bananas taking pictures for my … BLOG of course! Thanks for this giveaway!

  18. Amber says

    I love your blog! Thank YOU for being here for us to get a little peek in to your life. And thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Carolyn says

    What an completely amazing idea for a giveaway! Thanks to whoever thought of it and all the blogs hosting it!

  20. Rachel B says

    I’m most excited to take photos of the changing seasons. I might be moving from somewhere with four to a place with only two. :)

  21. Bessamy says

    I am most excited about taking vacation pictures! My hubby may be taking me to see the grand canyon. It will be my first time! With this camera I could get the best pictures! Thanks so much for the chance! =)

  22. Julie R. says

    I’m super excited for this giveaway! I would love to win and take beautiful pictures of my kiddos on the beach by our house!

  23. says

    It’s almost my birthday and I’d love it if I win!! Sooo excited! :)
    I love taking portraits and of places I go to.
    Congratulations! And thank you for the great great great giveaway!!!

  24. Gem Marie says

    I am excited to take photos of people.. i love taking stolen shots, capturing the natural beauty of one’s self.

  25. says

    What are you most excited to take photos for?
    OMG! I’m a photography hobbyist and I am always excited for everything. Taking photos is just awesome and purely have this soft spot in my heart! :)

  26. Jennifer L says

    I am most excited to take pictures of my son who is now 19 months old and I’m expecting another one this December :)

  27. Amanda says

    I’m most excited about as many others the moments of my childrens life. I blinked and they are half grown, and not nearly enough pictures of their little moments! I’m not letting anything get by these days!

  28. Mel brock says

    Dorky as it sounds, I’m looking forward to having a nice camera to take good pictures of my knitted items. I’m also an inveterate documenter of any of my cats movements.

  29. says

    I am most excited to take photos for the arrival of my first grandchild in November! A DSLR would be perfect and so much better than my point and shoot! Congrats on you r 3 year blogiversary!

  30. Emily Erickson says

    i am most excited to take pictures of my son (: but if i won i would be taking pictures of EVERYTHING.

  31. Katie B says

    This would take MUCH nicer pictures of my 3 month old than my cell phone camera! I would love to win and take pictures as he grows!

  32. says

    I’m a full time nanny/babysitter in the summer and I love to take pictures of the families I sit for. This year, for their birthday’s, I’m going to make handmade scrapbooks for each of the +30 children I get to call blessings in my life. It would be SO cool to have a nice camera to take more pictures with!


  33. says

    EVERYTHING!!! ;-)

    { It’s so weird – this is my first time commenting on your actual blog! I’m so used to commenting on your Instagram! LOL! :-) }

  34. Dist says

    a DSLR! ^_^ I love taking pictures of everything, except me :p But dslr are kind of expensive at the moment for me :/

  35. Cindy * Daisies & Crazies says

    I am so excited to possibly win this camera to take photos for my new website that’s in development. Oh yeah, and also my family. ;) I want to take the Shoot Fly Shoot training! Thank you!

    • says

      I went to a class taught by Josh, Kevin, and Layla at the Haven Conference and it was AMAZING! I haven’t taken it, but I highly recommend the Shoot Fly Shoot courses. Good luck! We’ll announce the winner on Monday at 8am eastern.

      • Cindy * Daisies & Crazies says

        I was at the Haven Conference too! :) I didn’t take the class, though, because I don’t have a fancy enough camera! (Yet?…) FYI, my heart skipped a beat when I got an email from you re: “camera.” hahaha

  36. Amy Orvin says

  37. says

    This is an amazing giveaway!! I need a new camera so bad! Mine is taking really bad pictures now! :) I love taking pictures for my blog! :) Erin

  38. Sarah :] says

    I’m excited to take pictures of everything! My friends, nature, myself (hehe xD) and all the beautiful things around me <3 :D

  39. Deanna Partridge says

    Having a new camera would be wonderful! My boys are growing up so quickly – I need to take more pictures with a real camera and not my phone!

    • says

      Hi Liz! We haven’t picked yet. We have to verify the entries across the twelve blogs, and will post the winner on here and across social media pages on Monday at 8am eastern. We’ll also notify the winner via email. Thanks for entering and for being patient! I can’t wait to see who won either. :)

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