Monday, April 19, 2010

Mother's Day Giveaway!


Mother’s Day always comes with a mixed bag of emotions for me. My own mom died 18 years ago this May. My dad remarried a short while later and my stepmother is a wonderful woman who could never replace my mom but instead fills a void that was left. I call her my adulthood mother. Several years ago I became a mom myself and that brought a new round of emotions on Mother’s Day - happy because I get to celebrate in a different way, yet sad for the huge sacrifice my son’s birthmother made.

I have so many wonderful memories of my mother but some of my favorites are of shopping together! She loved to shop and we would drive to a mall two hours away and spend the entire day, looking at every rack, in every store.


To celebrate Mother’s Day I’m having a giveaway. The winner will receive a free memory board! You get to choose the 11x14 memory board of your choice! Keep it for yourself to put up all the photos of your mother or give it to mom with all the great photos of you!

The rules (you knew there had to be some right?). The contest ends Sunday, the 25th of April. Winner will be announced on Monday, April 26:

Two mandatory things you HAVE to do:

  1. Be a follower of this blog. There is a little “Follow Me” button over there on the left. See it? People who are already following are automatically entered!
  2. Leave a comment telling me you favorite memory of your mother!

To get an additional entry:

  1. Leave a comment here about your favorite item from the shop.
  2. Tweet about this contest - “Win a free memory board from @memoriestoyou”. (only 1 RT per day please!)
  3. Follow me on Twitter
  4. Become a fan on Facebook

59 comments:

  1. Awe! This is so sweet! My mom use to rock me and read books to me in a big 70's green velveteen chair in our living room.

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  2. What a great "giveaway"...I retweeted and I'm following.

    My mom really is my best friend!!!!

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  3. My mom used to get out her old vinyl records and sing and dance with me when I was very young

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  4. Following . . .
    I'd have to say my favorite memory of me and my mother would have to be me jumping in bed with her in the mornings after my dad headed off to work and we would tickle each other til we couldn't laugh anymore and her holding me til I drifted off back to sleep.

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  5. Also, the 11x14 French memory board is one of my favorites (I also love all your magnets!)

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  6. this is a great giveaway. i have lots of memories of my mom that are great...going way back...she always gave me the best, most creative birthday parties. the girls that came still talk about them!

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  7. this is a fantastic giveaway! The one memory that stands out to me the most would be when my daugther was born, at 2 weeks old she was put in the PICU at a Children's Hospital, her own father wouldn't stay with us in the room but my Mom never left our sides. We didn't always get along but we're really close now.

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  8. One fabulous memory of my mom would be how she would make all of my halloween costumes when I was little. My favorite was an angel costume. It was awesome! :)

    It was great to meet you on Sunday at the craft fair.

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  9. Memories of my mom are often sitting outside and enjoying the nice weather. we'd read or talk, just relax. i follow the blog.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  10. i follow via twitter: @shootingstarmag

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  11. from the shop, I love the Feather and Fan Blue Brown Cream board

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  12. I love my mom because she is my best friend and best shopping buddy.

    teisalinscott@gmail.com

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  13. What a great giveaway! I am now following you.

    My mom was fantastically wise. She always seemed to know exactly what to say when I needed advise... and she knew when I just needed a hug instead. <3

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  14. I'm a new blog follower. My favorite memories of my mom were when we would go 'exploring'. When I was younger we would go to the beach and poke around in tidepools, turning over a gazillion rocks. We would wander trails on the island too, I always felt really special when it was just 'me and mom'.
    Thanks for this great giveaway :o)
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

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  15. Twitter follower via @candidreviewer
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

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  16. Daily RT
    http://twitter.com/candidreviewer/statuses/12500981092
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

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  17. My favorite memory is of my mom is that we lived on a large farm. We use to go horse back riding all the time.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  18. I love the Winding Vines 02- 12x16 French Memory Board or Bow Holder.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  19. twitter follower
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  20. facebook fan
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  21. I'm a follower and my favorite memory with my mom is baking bread pudding with her on weekend mornings as a little girl!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. My favorite item from Memories to You is the 16x20 Memory Board or Bow Holder Navy Blue Fans
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Great comments everyone!

    Allison, it was great to meet you too. I'm sorry we didn't get to chat longer; my 3 year old doesn't think I should talk to anyone but him!

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  24. I'm a blog follower. My favorite memory of my mother is her being tired and dropping ravoli everywhere...such a mess! We both had one of the better laughs we've had over that.

    (email in blogger profile)

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  25. The swirly twirly gumdrops, bluebelle orange brown, pink yellow green lemonade, and the flowers and grapes (pink) memory boards are gorgeous!

    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

    (email in blogger profile)

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  26. following! I love to remember the time my mom spent 2 hours shopping in the same store

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
    get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

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  27. this is a great post.. brings sweet little tears to my eyes. I lost my mom 8 years ago but I will never forget her smell... so wonderful

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  28. My mom used to sit me on the floor in front of her when we watched the same TV program every Monday evening, and she would braid my hair.

    Dee
    dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. loving "swirly twirly gumdrops" yummy fabric!!!=]
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  30. favorite memory between me & my Mama - she would always sneak me kinder suprises as a kid. it was our secret from my brothers and sisters...felt so special! lol =]
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  31. & im a fan on Facebook. (clayton-ali sandoval)
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  32. I love your stuff and would love to win for my Mom. My favorite from your shop is the 5x7 Pink, Yellow Floral Board. I'm a Follower and a Fan. Off to ReTweet! :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/28947782/5x7-handmade-fabric-memory-board-yellow

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  33. I follow! One of my favorite memories of my mother (because there are many) is when we took a just-the-girls vacation to Orlando together. We had a blast at the theme-parks and visiting the city.

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  34. I love the French Memory Board! So cute.

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  35. My mom and I used to always go to this Chinese food restaurant for some mother daughter time whenever we could. Whenever I'd come home from college, or come home for a visit after I'd gotten married and moved out, we'd always make a stop there. I think that the Marshmallow Fluff memory board is my favorite!

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  36. What a great memory with your mom....I am a new follower

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  37. I am now a fan on your facebook page as well...:)

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  38. I am differnt and my grandma is more my mom than my mom was...and every sunday we would go to church and afterwards go out to eat at the steak house near by or a buffet..:)

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  39. Winding vines is one of my favorite memory boards....

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  40. One of my favorite things is hearing my Mum talk about how she was knitting a yellow sweater when she was in labor with me. No, I will never wear a yellow sweater, but I love the fact that I got the knitting bug from her.

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  41. http://www.etsy.com/listing/28513126/5x7-memory-board-blue-green-amy-butler is my favorite because I want to decorate my bedroom in these colors.

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  42. I'm a follower!

    I lived a block from my elementary school. Everyday I would come home with a group of kids and my mom would have a snack ready for all of us. She'd then make us take a nap and do our homework before we were allowed to play. She was firm but loving!

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  43. I like the zen garden memory board!

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  44. I'm a loyal follower! My favorite memory of my mother was our yearly trip to Gatlinburg for shopping! We had such fun!

    missyt_2000@yahoo.com

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  45. Love the Chocolate Covered Pink - 9x12 French Memory Board or Bow Holder adorable!

    missyt_2000@yahoo.com

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  46. I'm a follower on twitter missy1346.

    missyt_2000@yahoo.com

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  47. tweeted ;)

    missy1346

    missyt_2000@yahoo.com

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  48. I'm a fb fan (melissa terrell)!

    missyt_2000@yahoo.com

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  49. I follow - janetfaye

    My mom passed away when I was 19 years old and I cherish the memories of just talking with her.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. I like 6x20 French Memor Board or Bow Holder Purple S'mores.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  51. I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. My favorite memory of my mother is shopping! She is still my favorite person to shop with.

    smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

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  57. I would choose the pink leopard - so fun!

    smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

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