03 May 2010

giveaway: 28th street photo & gift

today's giveaway is from erica england of 28th street photo & gift. erica has been working the craft show scene and her business is booming. i was delighted for the chance to create her logo when she first opened shop last summer!

giving :: your favorite pair of dainty earrings and a print of your choice (up to size 11 x 14)

please comment today to enter to win.
tell me why your mom is awesome.
you only have until tonight to enter.

congratulations to... raquel who commented, My mom was awesome because she never fought with her kids. If we were getting mouthy she would just ignore us - I am grateful that I do not have memories of fighting with my mother - I am so grateful she never let that happen. congrats to you!

a bit of a bio :: i'm a stay at home mom who loves to keep busy by creating. loves the sunshine, walking to the mail box with my dog and little boy, chocolate covered donuts and lazy saturdays with my husband. i sell simple, dainty stud earrings and photography in my little "gift shop".

thank you erica! please visit her blog + shop.

83 comments:

iamrobyn said...

My mom has taught me everything she knows and has given up everything for her kids... she always put us first. Not only is she my mother, but she and my dad are my very best friends... and that's why she's so awesome!

Karen said...

my mom is awesome because she is the ultimate example of accomplishing goals. when she chooses to do something, it gets all the way done.

Love this giveaway.

Kells said...

My mum is awesome because when the entire world is telling me my shoes don't match my purse, she says, "I think you look beautiful."

thanks for the giveaway! love your blog.

Lisa said...

My mum is awesome because she was a single mum (back in the day when they were few and far between) who worked two jobs AND got her masters degree while raising children. Yet she somehow always managed to be fully involved in our lives, always there when needed, and everything went to us. Now everybody's grown up, and she's a Canadian diplomat living in Geneva. She is beautiful, strong, and am amazing role model.

RW said...

my mum is awesome because she quietly supports me from miles away and she is a good listener.

Mary said...

my mom is awesome because she continues learning. she's taking steps to transition from full-time sahm to full-time public school teacher. i'm so proud of her!

AlwaysanEm said...

My mom is so awesome because she is the because of her heart.

Hil said...

My mom is awesome because she has always been my best friend. We never tire of talking to each other (several times a day). She is such an example to me of selflessness, hard work, beauty, and love.

Beth said...

My mom is awesome because she cares so much for kids. She has fostered countless children and even adopted 2 (After she had 6 of her own!)
She is amazing. And at 50 she is completing her LPN schooling. Wow.

Betsy said...

because she is super fit and healthy, setting a great example of taking care of your body and how awesome that is!

Eric and Hannah said...

My mom is AWESOME because she loves her family SO much and she is so fun and crazy!

Tiff + Albert said...

My mom is awesome because she looks like she's 30 and she's my best friend. She's always been my greatest support and gives awesome advice.

Oh Mandie! said...

My mom is 100% Italian and oh boy can she cook! She's also passed some of her awesome recipes down to me ... Mmmm!

Amanda
ohmandie7@yahoo.com

Heather said...

My mom is awesome because she has always and continues to set for me an incredible example of love and forgiveness for everyone in her life.

Hannah said...

My mom is awesome because she is so positive. She always looks for the best in every situation and sees the beauty in everyone. She gets a kick out of unique people. She is thoughtful, kind and my best friend.

Mirka said...

My Mom was awesome because She was MY Mom. She was teaching me every day, She was beautifull, She was making all my clothes, She was listening. And She is waiting..

jeffrey said...

my mother is the most sympathetic person i know. when you're around her you know that she cares deeply for you.

Mom and Camera said...

My mom is awesome because she is constantly coming up with beautiful, creative things to make and do. She seems to find inspiration everywhere and will always pass it along. I really think we have this in common.

Janelle said...

In addition to successfully raising 3 kids of her own, my mother adopted 3 special needs children. So now at an age where she should be retired, gardening all day and contemplating a move to Florida, she is going to doctors appointments and meeting with special education teachers.

Leslie said...

My mom is awesome because she's been there for me through thick and thin and encourages her children to be their best!

Justin + kelly said...

My mom is amazing because of her contagious laugh. It makes every day better.

crissy said...

My mom is awesome because she loves and supports her kids, even though most of us have made some choices that have likely broken her heart, she still loves us and tries to help us however she can. She is an example to me of a hard worker and loving mother.

Brittany said...

my mom is awesome because she's smart, she works hard, and she's a great tv buddy.

Kathryn said...

wow, why ISN'T my mom awesome! She's strong, confident, determined, and always there for me. I'm almost 30 and she's still the first person I go to for help and advice. love you mom!

Eeny said...
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Eeny said...

My mom is awsome because first of all she is my mom - does there have to be any other reason? Well, ok there are a million other reasons like she loves me for being me, she supports me in any way, she cares for me no matter what, she believes in me whatever I do, she is proud of me even if I fail, ... and she got on an air plane - even so she has a huge fear of flying - and flew across the ocean to visit me.

I love her for all she is.

TinaRina said...

My mom is my best friend. I can't go a day without talking to her on the phone! I wish she lived closer to me!

Sam said...

My mom is awesome because even when I don't think before I speak, or act before thinking, or really just do something stupid and offensive she always forgives me and always loves me. Even if it takes me 3 years to realize my mistake and then apologize.

samanthaj.anderson@gmail.com

jenni kaufusi said...

My Mother is what i aspire to be she is fun loving, thoughtful and very supportive and a true fighter. She found out she had brest cancer a few years ago and i never heard her ask why and that the kimo sucks. she was strong and beautiful the way she carried herself and our family while we were all scarred{she has been in remishion 2 years and counting}. She is truely wonderful and i love her so much.

Jenni {at} taipantrading {dot} com

Mel the Music Hunter said...

My mom has always gone to bat for me, even if she thought I was in the wrong (and i often was!) She would have spent her last dime on me to help me through college, and she has always believed in me. Even when no one else has.

mj said...

my mom sees the big picture...and gives advice {or listens} accordingly. it's always exactly what i need to hear. she's just amazing. and she's a cancer survivor. go mom!

CharityMay said...

my mom is awesome because she donated her kidney to a complete stranger. she was preparing to donate to my aunt who passed away before donation could be completed. my mom promised my aunt that she would continue on and still make her donation, honoring my aunt and changing someone else's life.
my mom actually got to meet her recipient a few years ago, and now they are the best of friends. my mom is an amazing woman with a giving attitude and loving heart.

Cara said...

My Mom is awesome because she is my best friend.

Raquel said...

My mom was awesome because she never fought with her kids. If we were getting mouthy she would just ignore us - I am grateful that I do not have memories of fighting with my mother - I am so grateful she never let that happyen.

erica said...

my comment would be way to long to tell you how awesome my dear mother is. she really is the greatest!
love the giveaway!

jaclyn said...

my mom always makes sure we spend time together, she loves to spoil me even now that i'm married with 3 little ones.

summer said...

cute, cute, CUTE! such darling earrings. and i'm even in love with her little bio.

my mom is awesome because she and i can still share clothes. (yeah. for real.)

tawnya said...

Because she taught me to selflessly serve everyone - no matter of religion or lot in life.

Emma said...

She is gone from this earth, but her kindness and generosity lives on through each of us - her daughters. I am a strong women who lives with my mother's spirit daily. She is my guidance when I am doing event the smallest and simplest of things. She was the best.

Rebecca B. said...

My mom is awesome because she taught me how to love. We didn't have an easy childhood but my mom was always there. Sometimes she was the mother wolf protecting us. Sometimes she was Mary Poppins and giving us adventures. I owe her everything.

Miss Mary said...

she is awesome because she really is the most selfless person I know.

Linsey said...

My mom is awesome because I am a Mom and I know exactly how busy motherhood is... but my mom has never been too busy for me. Ever.

hana said...

My mom is awesome because she is a gentle person with a lot of wisdom in the way she lives her life and it inspires me to live that way too.

Alana said...

My Mom is awesome because she puts up with no one's BULL!

Emily said...

My Mom is awesome because she's my best friend! I can always talk to her and she always gives good advice.

Lena said...

My mom is awesome because after she got divorced she not only put my sister and I through college, but also got a master's degree for herself so she could get a better job.

(parsonslena@gmail.com)

Amanda said...

My mom is awesome because when we were younger she and my dad never let on that were weren't very wealthy. I always felt safe and rich with all the games and experiences they gave us.

katie said...

my mom is a giver. she gives all of herself to our dad and our family. yet she gives even more and more to serve others. she gives her time, energy, resources, ideas to serve those who are often forgotten. i'm amazed at how much there is for her to give and how willingly she gives it.

Passionate Design said...

To be honest the most awesome mom in my life is my Mother in Law. I have been very blessed that I was able to marry into such a great family. Mum is so thoughtful, caring, creative and prayerful. She loves me and adores our five children. I love that she lives so close and can see her just about whenever.

Lisa said...

Where do I start? My mom is the best gramma ever. She is so giving and constantly answers my frequent cooking and sewing questions

Dansie Family said...

my mom is awesome because she raised 9+ kids. and is still going strong.

debby said...

this comment box is not big enough for why my mom is awesome. my mom is awesome because she is comfortable to be with. i don't know how else to describe it. no matter where i am with my mom, i feel like i am at home.

Alison said...

My mom is awesome because she is smart and she taught me to work hard.

Crystal said...

My Mom is awesome because she's my Mom! She's funny, she's a great cook & an awesome piano player!

Frances Marie said...

My mom is awesome because she was pre-med in college, studied material that seems like another language to me for hours and hours, went to graduate school, went through residency, got a job in an established hospital, and then gave it all up to be a stay-at-home mom when she had my sister and me.

Anna said...

My mom is awesome because she is also one of my best friends. It's a beautiful relationship that works so well!

Ashley said...

My mom is amazing because she is true to her faith despite adversity. At 18 she left the church she was raised in despite her parents wishes to join another faith. She has lost her sister, her father, and a child all in the space of 5 years. She has stood by my father and made great sacrifices to meet the needs of her children after he was unemployed on two separate occasions for more than a year both times. Never once have I ever heard her complain or ask "why me?" She just keeps on moving having faith that God is looking out for her and that heartache and trials don't last forever.

Cat said...

She thinks I'm the best thing since sliced bread (wich I'm not!) AND she's very implicated in her community. She does a lot of volunteer work, never counting the hours.
Great giveaway!

Tammie said...

My mother is so amazing!! We have such a special relationship with eachother and I am so blessed to have her in my life. She is such a wonderful person!!

Polly said...

my mom was the greatest, because she was my best friend, and because she was your grama and so i should win!

Kelly said...

My mom is awesome because she is the most giving person in the world, and manages to do everything for everyone. She does this while managing to be more stylish than I am!

sarah sue said...

oh so cute!!! :)

my mom is awesome, because she has taught my family how to live by faith and how to truly love. she has always been there for everyone in my family! plus, she is just fun to hang out with! :)

btw- there is a fun mother's day freebie at my blog right now!
http://thebrightsidestudio.blogspot.com/

thanks!

Laura said...

My mom is awesome because she's funny, kind, hard-working, giving, patient, honest - the list goes on and on! My mom is awesome because she just is!

Tom And Hailee said...

My mom was the most wonderful person I have had the chance to know. She passed away from a strong battle with breast cancer 2 months after I got married. I always loved her because she was my mom but it took me having a child of my own to truly realize what a remarkable woman she was. She sacrificed so much for me and my sisters so we could be successful in our endeavors and for that I will forever be grateful and can learn from her example in raising my family!!

sarah r. said...

how am i supposed to pick just one reason my mom is awesome? there are SO MANY! i think that one of the big ones (reinforced after this weekend) is her quirky sense of humor. and i inherited at least part of it, so whenever we are together, we just laugh (sister too).

love.

ampersandity said...

so pretty! my mom is more than awesome, because she serves our family selflessly & without complaint. she is my role model.

JULIET said...

My Mom is the most selfless person I know. She is always putting others before her! She is going to have a bday on May 19th she will be 65. My mom has been taking care of my quadraplegic sister for almost 8 years now! I don't know how she does it, but she is one awesome Mama! I love my Mom more than anything! I love the giveaway!

Jenn NG said...

My mom always teaches by example. Her love of education is inspiring me to complete my college degree.

The Turners said...

Well, my mom is awesome b/c she is a recent ovarian cancer survivor and I am so proud of her fighting spirit. Her friends even call her "little kicker!"

Ordue Headbands said...

my mom is just so awesome because:1 she is supportive of everything i do 2 she is gracious and kind to every one 3 she is an amazing example to me of how the mother should be 4 she can balance everything on her plate (including getting her third degree,being a mother and wife , teaching piano, and stay hip and thin ) and 5 she loves me and tells me that everyday.

Jamie said...

My mom is a great listener - no matter where she goes people start telling her their problems - and she always listens and has a kind word.

julia said...

After a 20 year career in childcare, winning a battle with breast cancer, and retraining as a home care and respite worker at 60, my mom has spent the last year enjoying a very busy retirement. Her energy has always been mythic, and aside from an earlier bedtime these days, she's still going strong. She's taught herself to weave, spins, knits, maintains a large garden, and catching up on travelling to visit all her friends and relatives, and has just entered the world of high speed internet. She is a woman who is committed to overcoming limits, and facing challenges.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Carol said...

My wonderful mother raised 10 children while living on a farm and also working fulltime in a local factory. Growing up I didn't often appreciate at times how hard she worked and sacrificed for us, never complaining!

lindsalita said...

My mom rocks because...
she makes me laugh when I'm mad
she's always there for me
she's not afraid to be herself

Alyssa said...

My mom is awesome because despite her busy life and schedule, she is a great listener and takes all my countless phone calls every day. :)

Karen said...

My mom has never told me what to do. Instead she sits and listens to everything I have to say and let's me work things out on my own. It was incredibly frustrating growing up because I wanted "the answers" but as I have grown up I have realized how much harder it must have been to sit with patience while I made my own mistakes to learn from and paved my own path. For that, my mom is my hero.

Laura D said...

my mom is awesome because she came to visit me every month during my pregnancy, stayed for a week after the baby was born to do my laundry and cook dinner ever night, and now she is back again to help unload the stroller and take me to get a post-baby pedicure!
lauradeclercq[at]ymail[dot]com

Jeff and Robin said...

My mum let (and lets) me try parenting styles contrary to the way she raised me. She praises the successes and encourages the failures. She never says I told you so, and came over multiple nights in the wee hours of the morning to console my colicky baby when I was unable to. She never has raised her voice in anger and always is my biggest fan. She also loves my husband just as much as she loves me.

Jeff and Robin said...

(And I just noticed that I posted directly beneath my best friend, Laura D. Her mum is pretty great too!)

Krista said...

..because she was courageous enough to leave a bad situation to make something more for herself and baby girl(me)

Allison and Tyler said...

my mom dealt with me through my teenage years, and that was no small task. she gives great advice, and is always willing to listen to me!

Jessica Hills said...

My mom is awesome because she is almost always happy and makes her family priority #1

Deborah said...

My mom is awesome because she never does something for herself. SO selfless, and such a good example. Love her SO much!

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