Queen for a Day Giveaway 2011

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Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Queen for a Day Giveaway! Today we’ve got five giveaways full of treats to celebrate the mom in your life, just in time for Mother’s Day on May 8.

Moms work hard each and every day. You sacrifice sleep, food, time, and more to love on those in your life. Today we at Simple Living Media want to honor you and make one of you Queen for a Day!

This week I get to bless one mama with a basket full of the following incredible items. Each one would make a unique, affordable gift for the mom in your life this Mother’s Day.

1. Serving Platter from Eclectic Clayworks

I absolutely love the handpainted ceramic pieces by Julianne at Eclectic Clayworks, so I was delighted when she sent me this serving platter (pictured above). I can’t bear to put it away in a cabinet, so it sits on my stovetop brightening my day each time I see it.

Any of Julianne’s items would make inspiring Mother’s Day presents. Check out her line of handpainted mugs, hanging tiles and trivets, and salad bowls.

Julianne is providing today’s winner with her choice of small serving platter from Eclectic Clayworks!

2. Candles from Soy Delites

I always keep a scented candle on my desk to light whenever I’m writing. Christy from Soy Delites Candles sent me two of her 9 ounce glasses, and they’ve been a wonderful addition to my workspace.

These soy candles last longer than their paraffin counterparts, making them an eco-friendly alternative. Christy and her husband create tealights, votives, travel tins, and glasses, all in your choice of over 20 scents.

Today’s winner will receive two 9-ounce glasses from Soy Delites Candles!

3. Mama Belly Oil from Baby Bear Shop

I have been a fan of mama belly oil for years now. Designed for pregnant mamas to use on their skin, it is also fabulous poured into a bath or as a massage oil. The ultimate treat for pampering yourself on Mother’s Day!

Baby Bear Shop carries a wide range of organic skin care products for mom and baby, including lip balms, soaps, and baby butter. Between now and May 15th, use the code SIMPLEHOMESCHOOL for free shipping on all orders over $40.

The Queen for a Day gift basket will include one jar of Mama Belly Oil!

4. Teas from Love & Tea Company

Jen from Love & Tea sent me two of her teas, and I’ve been relaxing with a cup each day during my kids’ afternoon rest time.

Jen and her family use organic herbs grown by family farmers to handcraft a variety of tea blends for the entire family. Refresh yourself with teas like Green Mountain Mint, New Mama Rejuvenation, and Be Well–just to name a few. From now until May 3rd, use the code LOVE at checkout to receive 10% off your order.

Jen will be sending our winner two teas–Mellow Mama and Happy Citrus!

5. MP3 Recordings from Feed-Play-Love Telesummit

Did you have the chance to listen to any of the speakers during the recent Feed. Play. Love. Virtual Telesummit? I did–and wow, what a line up!

The conference featured twelve sessions on a variety of topics–including nurturing yourself so you can nurture your children and raising complaint free kids (Um, yes please!). Even if the mom in your life missed the chance to listen in, it’s not to late to register and download these inspiring talks.

Today’s winner will receive access to the mp3 recordings of all 12 Feed. Play. Love workshops!

6. Collection of 4 Inspiring Books

As if all of the above wasn’t enough, check out this awesome collection of books our queen for the day will receive:

How to win

One Simple Homeschool reader will win all of the items listed above, making it a sweet gift basket to bless the mama in your life (maybe it’s YOU)!

Everyone has three chances to win. Here’s how:This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

1. Comment on this post, answering this: Tell me something you love about a mother in your life.

2. For an extra entry, “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.

3. For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway, using @SimpleSchool and the hashtag #mothersday. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.

Check out the rest of the Queen for a Day baskets:

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. I just liked you on FB.
    Melissa Morgner’s latest post: Alone With God Bible Study by Greek’nStuff review

  2. My mom loves both of my daughters so much. She always thinks to bring a little treat for them when she comes to visit and she loves to snuggle and spend time with them!

  3. I like Simple Homeschool on FB!
    Pamela’s latest post: early literacy making labels

  4. I tweeted! @mommy_stories
    Pamela’s latest post: early literacy making labels

  5. I love my mother in law’s way of making me feel very welcome and like a daughter. She is very supportive and a good friend to talk to.

  6. Liked you on FB

  7. Charissa says:

    I love my mom’s chicken pot pie.

  8. Charissa says:

    I like you on facebook.

  9. Charissa says:

    I tweeted – @halfasmany

  10. Kristin Lambert says:

    I love that my mom is so supportive. She respects and encourages my individuality. She tells me how proud she is of me and what a great mama I am. She knows how to bring a smile to my face and make me laugh when we are having a challenging day. She makes me feel like a really good mama.

  11. Kristin Lambert says:

    I “Liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  12. I love that my mom thinks my kids hung the moon. Her unconditional love is something that they will never doubt.
    Monica’s latest post: The Scholastic Summer Challenge Is Waiting For You!

  13. And yes, I follow on FB!
    Monica’s latest post: A Día de los Niños Giveaway- Ladder to the Moon

  14. My mom is always there when her family (or anyone else, really) needs her.

  15. I love learning from my mom friends and sharing this journey of motherhood with them

  16. I love the wonderful model of Christian wife, mother, and friend my mother has always been. I’m so thankful for all of the sacrifices she made for me and my brothers when we were young. I especially love watching her with my three girls now!

  17. I love my mom. She has always had a servants heart, serving her husband, children and anyone else she comes across. I love her love for God. I love that she enjoys her grandchildren.
    Paula’s latest post: Happy Birthday- Lydia!

  18. I love how much my mother and mother-in-law love their 4 grandsons, and that they are allowing their lives to become a lot crazier for a couple of weeks this summer so that I can be involved in ministry with my husband.
    Jamie’s latest post: Don’t judge a book…

  19. I like Simple Homeschool on FB
    Jamie’s latest post: Don’t judge a book…

  20. I love how my Mom surrounds me with her motherly love.
    Lyn’s latest post: Max on Life – Book Review

  21. Tweeted!
    Lyn’s latest post: Max on Life – Book Review

  22. Liked SB on Facebook
    Lyn’s latest post: Max on Life – Book Review

  23. Sorry, liked SH on Facebook!

  24. My momma was a great moral support for me in everything I did growing up.
    Gwen Roach’s latest post: Close Up

  25. I liked you on Facebook

  26. Tweeted about the giveaway

  27. Christy Todd says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  28. Christy Todd says:

    I love how I became my mother-in-law’s daughter long before I ever actually married her son!