Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mothers Day Giveaway + Gift Guide {Day 1}

At Pickwick House, I'm getting ready for Mothers Day + I'm giving away something I reeeaaallly adore.  A pretty little candle made of soy, hand-poured, and smells of orange blossom.   It makes me happy and it comes packaged in a darling white box with a gold wax seal!

 To enter the give-away, just share a sweet little memory or a testimony below on how your mom has influenced your life.  Be sure to leave your email address. If you blog, or tweet, or facebook a link to my blog and/or Pickwick House, you'll be entered again.  I'll announce a winner on Mothers Day.  Hearing stories from you will make my day!  {I didn't think I'd share my own testimony, but I did at the bottom.

AND, to my dear sweet local followers:   Come into the store today thru Saturday....mention that you are a blog follower, and you'll receive a 10% discount.  In addition if you are a facebook a note or link about Pickwick House' to your page, we'll give you a free gift that will be on hand this weekend for you to pick up and give to your mom.  I do hope you'll come in.

A Mom's Day Gift Guide from Pickwick House:
Soy-Based, Hand-Poured into Pretty Glass + Darling Box {$32}

Custom Made Lonie Mae Pillow with Down Insert {$58}

Rosemary in a Metal Pot {$35}

Framed Jane Troup Print {$55 & $65}

Victoria Hagan Book {$58}

Butterfly kisses to my mom up in heaven.  Mom: Thanks for making the ordinary pretty extra-ordinary.  What did you do when handed some lemons?  You not only made The Lemonade, but you made Cute Lemonade Stands everywhere...on anything and everything you touched...all out of Trash Piles.   Wish you were still here and could see all your lemonade coins.  Love you!



Ashley said...

My mom (we call here Meme) is a rockstar! Ok, not literally, but to me she is an amazing woman with the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met. She sucessfully raised 3 ladies and has 2 adorable grandsons. She works tirelessly to make sure that we are all taken care of. Even though her daughters are grown (and in different cities); she makes sure that before bedtime, she sends us a text that says "I love you. Night!" She sends us cards for every occasion and it always says: "When evening draws it's curtains, and pins it with a star, remember that I love you, no matter where you are." I love my Meme!!!!!! :)

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Ashley, I LOVE this. Your mom sounds so great, and love that she says good night every night before bedtime. That is too sweet. And that saying is JUST ADORABLE! I've never heard that before. Thank you for sharing, Ashley. I hope you have a wonderful mothers day!! And your Meme too! xo

Nicole said...

Now that I'm a mom, I tried to think of things that made growing up so special, so that I can replicate them for my kid(s). Homemade costumes are a must! Every year picking out our Halloween costume patterns and materials was the biggest treat! Then watching my Mom turn fabric into princesses, gypsies, mimes, Scarlett O'Hara (we lived in the South...), much fun! --Nicole

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Nicole, your mom sounds so magical. And your childhood sounds like the sweetest dream a kid could ever ask for. I didn't know you were from the South!! Where? You seem like you're from the upper East coast. Thanks for sharing your sweet story! And, hope you and Jasper and little one are getting along good! xo and Happy Mothers Day!

Linh said...

Morning! Thanks for letting me know about this great giveaway. Mom LOVES candles. Let's see...she is such a inspiration in my life and has taught me the TRUE meaning of what a strong independent woman is. She is the rock in our family and everything she does is for her family. I recently got married and I told her she is my hero and I hope to one day be half the woman she has been.
I am a follower thru your blog :)

Rachel said...

It's funny, because as non-maternal as my mom is, I would be lost as a mother myself without her. She taught me to be myself, stand up for what I believe in, and to never pay retail! One day, I hope to have half the charisma my mom holds.

She is my true inspiration, and my compass in this journey of motherhood.

Happy Mother's Day, Sharon!

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Good Morning Linh! Thanks so much for checking us out and following! I can see that you must be much like your mom...independent and amazing! So glad you shared your testimony. I hope you and your mother have a special day tomorrow as you celebrate a beautiful life-long mother-daughter relationship!!


Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

My mom always said, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." She was a real- life Donna Reed. She never gossiped and she stuck by my dad through thick and thin. Gone but never forgotten...sigh. Btw, I just happened on your blog, and I like your style...and no need to enter me in the candle give-away. It was just nice to see your blog and share a thought about my mom. Thanks!

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Rachel, how could you not be anything but AMAZING, having been raised by your mom? I see so much of her in you. I like how you used the word "compass". She is JUST that!! I idolize your mom. She's taught me so much about being a good mom, person, friend and business woman. I feel so lucky to know and have her in my life. I could go on and on, as I'm sure you could too, but loved how you ended it just right...with the retail insanity piece!!! That is too funny!
Saw your adorable little ones last week and couldn't get over how cute they are. Just precious. Hope you had a good getaway and hope you'll have a wonderful Mothers Day.


A Lifestyle Thing said...

Elizabeth, Thank you so much for posting such sweet inspirational thoughts on your mom! She sounds like a really good role model, and I love that she didn't venture towards negativity...whether it be criticizing, condemning or complaining. That is one thing that I wish I could be a whole lot better at! I am going to add that to my list of qualities to aspire to!!

By the way, saw that you are an illustrator. I LOVE your work!!


lesley gordon said...

i really think of the way my mom raised me a lot more now that i'm expecting my first little girl! she's taught me so many great things and one of the things that i'll always remember from growing up is that she took time to be with her kids. our special time was after my brothers and sister were asleep and she spent time with just me. i was always a night owl. she went without having a lot of "nice" things to be home with us and that's what i'll do to stay home with my girl. :)

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Lesley, I'm so excited for you! When is your baby due? How great that you get to be a stay at home mom too. I hope you had a great mothers day and that you enjoy your pregnancy. xoxo sharon

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