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. Stephani says:

    I love that my mother is a big part of my life. Our weekly visits are priceless!!

  2. I admire my mother’s patience. I hope I can learn to be half as patient with myself and with others!
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  3. Like you on FB!
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  4. I love my mom friend’s calmness and the way she reacts to her kids – totally the opposite of me!

  5. I like you on FB!

  6. and I tweeted!

  7. I love how my mom always listens and doesn’t judge. And she is always willing to offer a hug!

  8. I tweeted!

  9. I “like” you on facebook!

  10. I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  11. Something I love about my mom is her kind heart and her desire to serve Jesus

  12. I love that my mom is always there for a shoulder to lean on or available to help out with the kids. She lives only 20 minutes away so she is a huge part of my kids lives and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  13. I love that my mom and mil both love being grandmothers to my son.
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  14. I love how my mom reminds me to take time for myself :)

  15. I liked simple homeschool on FB :)

  16. Jessica Hagan says:

    My mom is such a servant…she uses her time and money and energy to serve others.

  17. Daily Woman says:

    The mom in my life is a great mom, she has always tried to support me in everything I have chose to do in my life. I love her very much.

  18. Daily Woman says:

    Like Simple Homeschool on FB

  19. I live thousands of miles and 2 plane trips away from my Mum. We keep in contact by text, phone and net. I just love it whenever I am thinking of my dear Mum, just at that moment – a text arrives, or the phone rings..and there she is!
    I loved it when she told me the same thing happens to her.

  20. Jacqueline B says:

    I love the way my mom makes me feel loved even though she lives on the other side of the world. I haven’t seen her in 10 years yet I feel so close to her and so loved!

  21. Jacqueline B says:

    I “like” Simple Homeschool on FB now!

  22. Jacqueline B says:

    Tweeted ’bout the giveaway!

  23. My mom is most inspiring because she is a really hard worker! She has started 2 businesses from nothing but ambition and hard work. She sees the need and potential in an idea and runs with it. I only wish I had such vision.

  24. I love that my mom left all her friends, her job & her favorite place on earth, to come be with my children, my husband & me. She knew she couldn’t help financially, but she could help in other ways, so she’s here doing that now. :)

  25. Liked you on facebook :)

  26. I liked you on facebook!

  27. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  28. I have a childhood friend whose 3rd child was diagnosed with a brain tumor almost 6 years ago, and I love seeing her fighting spirit, depth of honesty with the Lord, and how she loves her kids. Her son is doing so great for which we are so thankful!

  29. JEngelland says:

    My mom has always been more like a friend. I was the oldest and she was young when she had me so it was easy to be friends….we never had that mother daughter teen angst. We live three blocks apart now and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  30. JEngelland says:

    I liked you on Facebook

  31. I love that my mom taught me that a clean house is not a priority. My favorite meal, an extra story, a snuggle on the couch, one more push on the swing–these are my memories from childhood, I don’t remember if the floor was freshly mopped. I hope my kids’ memories don’t include how clean the floor was (because it isn’t clean at all).

  32. I love how my cousin reminds me that it’s important to recharge & have my OWN identity outside my kids & homeschooling. It makes me a better mama & teacher. :)

  33. I like Simple HS on FB

  34. Awesome giveaway Thx for the chance

  35. Liked u on facebook
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  36. my mother-in-law inspires me to love unconditionally. she does it so well.
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  37. i follow on facebook

  38. i tweeted (@aprilemery)

  39. I love how much my mother in law loves my boys and is always willing to drop anything to spend time with them.

  40. I love that my mom has such a a strong faith and looks on the bright side of things.
    She is my best friend, a wonderful mother and person!!

  41. Despite running her own business when her kids were young, my mom always had time for us! As a busy mom myself I am beginning to realize just how hard it was for her to set aside those times each evening or after school (depending on the day) to focus her attention on us. And we really had her undivided attention! I hope I can do the same for my kids!
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  42. The thing I love the most about my Mom is her strength. She went through some tough times when we were younger and basically raised us as a single parent, but she never let her hurt or modest income get in the way of loving us and giving us a wonderful childhood. Now that I have children I appreciate all she did for us back then so much more!

  43. I love that my mom always had confidence in me and pushed me to do my best.

  44. I love all the mothers in my Bible study. Each one is unique and beautiful. There is a wide range of ages represented, which I love because each mother shares a different perspective on raising children.

  45. Esther L. says:

    I love that my mom is always there to listen whenever I need her. For that I feel so blessed.

  46. beccalouloubelle says:

    I love that my mom knows how to love so well.

  47. beccalouloubelle says:

    I “liked” simple homeschool. (Rebecca Brockway Shaw)

  48. I like that my mom still knows how to take care of me.

  49. I like you on facebook.