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. Sara Suastez says:

    I love my Mom’s energy and ability to make friends wherever she goes!

  2. Sara Suastez says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  3. I have a friend who is the homeschooling mother of 4 and I love how she is able to really enjoy the craziness and embrace their business – just listening to her schedule make me tired, but she thrives and her children are thriving as well – it’s fun to watch!

  4. I love my MIL because she’s just plain wonderful. :)
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  5. My grandmother raised four wonderful women who are all now grandmothers who have raised wonderful women who are now mothers, or will someday be. It’s a beautiful cycle and blessing to be a mother.

  6. My sister-in-law is doing such a beautiful job at becoming a new mother!

  7. I love the way my mom loves on my kids!

  8. I “liked” you on FB :)

  9. One of my best friends who is also a homeshcool mom has been a great support in my life as I endeavor with this homeschool journey. She has given me great insight on how to homeschool my children, homeschool with a husband, and just be in the moment with my family and not worry about the small stuff so much. Every Thursday we have a “Mommy Pow Wow” and I always come away refreshed for the upcoming week.
    Rana’s latest post: I made an omeletIn a bag!

  10. I love the way my mom knows just how to care for me when I am sick — the exact food and drink I need, keeping up with the chores in just the way I would. I guess that is why when I am ill or right after I give birth, I just want my mom to come take care of me. No one else can do it right :)

  11. ikkinlala says:

    If Canadians may enter: I love how my friend M stays really involved with events around the community and gets her kids involved too.

  12. Kimberly R Brooks says:

    I love my mother-in-law for always giving me a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on.

  13. Kimberly R Brooks says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool!

  14. Ashley F. says:

    Something I love about a Mom in my life is her ability to stay calm under pressure. She has been very helpful when we have had some incidents and she has kept me calm and helped me out a ton.

  15. domestic diva says:

    my mom is the most generous person I know.

  16. My mother-in-law is the most hospitable person I know. She is also a real hands-on grandma and our kids just love her for it!

  17. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB!

  18. Rebecca R says:

    My Mum is one of the most peaceful women I’ve ever known…I always am striving to be like her.

  19. My mom has become my best friend and huge support to me in my journey in motherhood.

  20. I likes simple homeschool on Facebook

  21. I love that my mom has so much energy!!

  22. I love that my wife..and the best mom i know..is so passionate about our kids education (homeschooling)

  23. I love that my mom always has my back!

  24. I like simple homeschool on FB!

  25. Adriana Watt says:

    I have two good friends that are also moms. They have both shown me compassion, grace, and love that seems undeserved knowing the circumstances. They cheer me up with laughter, party pants, great books, distracting movies, serving someone else, coffee nites, and tea time. But best of all food ie. chocolate chip cookie dough and/or cookies, ice cream, cobbler, homemade marshmallows, hot cocoa, frosties, slurpees, biscuits, cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, white mochas, scones, muffins, and cake. I am grateful for them being there for me and I model after them now when I cheer someone up as well.

  26. I love that my mom is always so hospitable to people when they are at her house . She really taught me what it is like to care for and make people feel welcome.

  27. I love my mom for always making my birthdays (and my childrens’ birthdays) special – it means a lot.

  28. Andrea Rhyne says:

    I love that my Mom is my best friend. I live in Colorado and she lives in North Carolina, but we talk everyday. I love that she is always happy to hear my voice when I call.

  29. I love my mom’s unconditional love, her uncomplaining spirit, her ability to put others before herself… The list could go on and on. :)

  30. I “liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  31. I love that the Mom-friends I have are so willing to share their experiences – homeschooling, health, parenting.

  32. I like Simple Homeschool on FB

  33. I love my mother’s calm dependability. I know it came about from years of parenting but I love how I can go to her, knowing she will be there, calm and loving as she always has been!
    {Though she claims she spent time crying in the bathroom during our growing up years…LOL}

    jennifer @ beautifulcalling.ca
    Jenn @ Beautiful Calling’s latest post: The Curiosity Files- Cicada-Killing Wasp Review

  34. I like you on facebook :)
    Jenn @ Beautiful Calling’s latest post: The Curiosity Files- Cicada-Killing Wasp Review

  35. Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/beautifulcall/status/64125996101677056

    jennifer @ beautifulcalling.ca
    Jenn @ Beautiful Calling’s latest post: The Curiosity Files- Cicada-Killing Wasp Review

  36. I love that my mom is willing to listen when I need someone to lend an ear.

  37. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  38. Mary Beth says:

    I love how my grandmother faithfully prayed for all of her grandchildren, all our lives. Her love for God lives on in us, and I cherish that legacy.

  39. Mary Beth says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  40. My friend M is the epitome of a SAHM and is doing a fantastic job with her kids, even though sometimes she feels overwhelmed.

  41. I like SH on FB

  42. Jen Snider says:

    My mother has gone through some very painful issues with my oldest sister. Through it all, she has handled everything with grace and love. Very powerful to see! Thanks for doing the give-a-way!

  43. My mom is so helpful with the kids…I’m very thankful for her!

  44. I like SH on FB.

  45. I love how my mom supports our parenting choices even though she doesn’t always agree with them.

  46. I “liked” you on Facebook :)

  47. i love how my mom is always a constant source of encouragement and support to me now that it’s my turn to raise kids.

  48. i liked simple homeschool on facebook.

  49. What a lovely basket of mama goodies! Thanks!
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