Wednesday, April 18, 2007

another goodie!


I have another giveaway!! I think you guys will like this one. And I do it EARLY so it can roll out time for Mother's Day.

Since Mother's Day is right aruond the corner, let's talk about MOMS.

Tell me an important lesson or story, or quote, or Mom-ism.
Or use your comment to say what you REALLY really really want for Mother's Day....(for a small donation to the Suzanne Party fund, I will forward it to your husband..)

I love my Mom, and I miss being able to sit down at her dinner table. (She lives in Texas and I live in Virginia, so that doesn't happen)....

From my own mother, I learned about serving others. (She's completely selfless and I never appreciated it enough.)
I learned about appreciating a fine recipe. (She has about 30 million cookbooks)
I learned about sacrifice (how many of us grew up thinking their mom didn't even like chicken drumsticks? My mom always let the kids have the drumsticks. I didn't know she even LIKED them until I was an adult...)
from my mom, I learned about devotion. (she cared for my father, who was ill for more than 10 years.)

What do *I* want for Mother's Day? Maybe a grilled lunch on my back porch and a handmade gift. And a new family picture for my desk. (It's hard to get my kids all in one spot..) but that's what *I* want....

I'll draw the winner early next week.....so go ahead guys! Comment away!!
This giveawy includes a FULL acrylic alphabet stamp set, two themed small acrylic stamp sets (friend, girl) also one small acrylic block plus one wood mounted stamp that reads "You go girl!"

31 comments:

CAKVD said...

Hi Suzanne! My mom is my best friend. I learned so much from her - how to garden, how to can veggies, how to manage money, and how to be a good stay-at-home mom. For Mother's Day, I want a Cricut!! I've never had a personal die cut machine and now I want one really bad. I may just have to contribute to your fund to tell my hubby!! :)
Thanks!!
Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen

angienwes said...

What I learned from my mom - many times in my life I have said I've learned what not to do. I have struggled with my mom much over my lifetime and it's so easy to focus on things that are bad. But the good things she taught me are how to love (and sometimes spoil) your children (she's good at spoiling her grandchildren, how important family is (even when you don't always like them), and life is too short to waste worrying about the bad things. I love my mom and I now love being a mom - trying to teach my son about the good things God has to offer us all.

As for mother's day and what I want - I'm trying really hard to focus on just enjoying being a mom to my 3 year old. Being newly divorced - the last couple of Mother's Days have been hard because all I have had is him. He's too little to really get Mother's Day and what it means, so no presents for me. But I take all the hugs and kisses I can get from my little man!!!

doverdi said...

What I learned from my mom was how to sacrifice for the good of the family. After my father's death, my mom had 3 of us to raise on very little money. She did without, so we wouldn't have to. After my divorce I found myself in similiar circumstances being a single parent and having to sacrifice so my child could have the same wonderful childhood memories that I had. I learnt the value and importance of family from my mother and hope that I have instilled this in my child.

As for what I'd like for Mother's Day, I'd love a Cuttlebug & some folders. lol

Jackie said...

My mother dies when I was very young and I never really knew her, so this will have to be about what I really, really want for Mother's Day - the new Vera Bradley pattern Botanica bag! It's so pretty - black with tropical colors flowers an it - oh yeah!

Angel said...

I learned a lot about my mom. She is so selfless. I wish I could say I was like her. But I do have a standard to strive for! For Mother's Day I would love to be with all my kids, but 2 of them are in Kansas in college, so that won't happen. I'll settle for some stamp supplies. LOL

Lilian said...

my mom is the most amazing cook... and she never really follows recipes. just a little bit of this, a little bit of that... she says most of making a great meal is love love love. =)

bethtrue said...

hi Suzanne - what a great giveaway - and what a great question. i learned a lot from my mom; how to be responsible, how to be creative, how to be a good fiend. for Mother's Day i'd love a new spring-y set of sheets for the bed. how exciting. :-)

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 1/2 year old)

Terri E. said...

How fun! My mom is wonderful. She is always so willing to help. She is such a wonderful role model for mysefl adn my daughter. I couldn't ask for anything more!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Connie Gage said...

I was happy to have my mom for as long as I did, she died in 1986 of stress that my dad brought to her most of their marrid life, he was a bad alcoholic....we often talked and GOD was the root of our little talks, oh how I miss them today. Loved my mom. she kept us all together no thanks to my father. He was mean, abusive but I learned patience and guidence from my mom who was an angel. For Mother's Day I don't want anything, maybe just see each of my own 4 kids that day is a real treat for me.

Allison said...

Hey Suzanne...great contest! The thing I learned from my mom was to try and achieve balance in your life...a lesson I think may be the most important for my kids to learn!

Lynn said...

My mom took care of people most of her life. She babysat kids during my whole childhood and even after I left for college. She took care of her elderly in-laws and her own mom at different times in her life. I know I could not have done half of what she did. I'm glad she is finally enjoying life...living in Florida in the winter and doing things she likes to do.

For Mother's Day, I'd like a Cricut. I might have to wait until my birthday or Christmas for that, though!

KIMBERLY said...

HI! A COUPLE THINGS MY MOM ALWAYS SAID ARE "NEVER SAY YOU CAN'T" AND "TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED". I USE THEM ON MY KIDS TO.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Great topic, Suzanne. My Mother-In-Law is the only real mother I have had in my life and for as long as I have known her, she has cared for me like a daughter. She has always inspired me to be the best I can be, in whatever I do and I will always treasure and love her for that. As for what I want for Mother's Day, I have it all. I have a husband, son and MIL who love me... what more is there?!!

scfranson said...

I never had a great Mom, she was horrible and because of that I've tried very hard to be a great Mom to our 3 kids, it's not always easy but we have great kids and I'm proud of them.
Claudia F.

Peggy S said...

My Mom is not perfect but she is pretty amazing. She is always on the go and never stops for a minute. She works with my Dad at his company, she's a Deacon at her church, involved in a few different cultural organizations, cooks every meal for my Dad. She recently started going to the gym -- so strange to imagine my Mom working out! But she never quits and never has any excuses for not going to the gym! I am still learning every day what an amazing woman she is. If you needed something/anything, she would help you without a doubt!

It's so great to hear about Mothers and how much they should be celebrated!

Linda said...

My mom taught me how to make the best of life with what I have. She taught me that sometimes, you just need to let go of the stuff that hurts deep down inside, and move on. She said some pretty hurtful and hateful things to me in a deep time of need, and I had to let it go, in order to heal myself. And she taught me some GOOD cooking!!!!

I want love for Mother's Day. And a card...and to be actually REMEMBERED. My MIL doesn't ever send me a card...but hubs gets one for Father's Day...but heaven forbid MIL doesn't get HER card, and it MUST be a store bought one with MOTHER on it....sigh.

Well, since I don't need an iPod or Cricut any more, I don't know what else I'd like, lol!

tikkelperi said...

Some things I have learned from my mum - serve one another. She doesn't talk about that but it's something you can see and feel when you're around her.

For mother's day... something selfmade from my wonderful sons, and of course hugs + kisses from them. That's the best gift you can get.

MelissaR said...

My mom taught me some practical things (e.g., how to garden), but she also instilled in me a love of books. She would read to my sister and me daily, long after we were able to read on our own. We still talk about some of the books we read together.

Mary Campbell said...

My Mom has taught me so much. She raised 8 children. So I learned early on how to cook and clean. She always had time to play with us. She taught the girls how to sew, crochet, crafts, and how to have fun. She taught all her family how to take time to count your blessings. She says we are all blessed. That is what I love most about my Mom she loves us all and takes time to tell us that she does.

Sheri said...

What I learned from my mom...my mother was the most amazing, courageous woman I have ever known. She taught me many things over the course of her life...how to cook, and bake and sew. But the one thing that will always remain with me is how she handled life in the midst of her imminent death. She fought cancer for 7 months. A cancer that took so much from her. But her faith is what got her through with dignity and grace. If I learn anything in this life it would be to be able to handle the "toughest" of circumstances with the grace of God. To fully rely on Him knowing that He is in control and that He has a plan and a purpose...even when circumstances seem bleak.

Hope that makes some sense!

What I want for Mother's Day? One more Mother's Day with my mom..but since that's not possible I will settle for a nice quiet day with my family. The grill master (DH) doing his best work at the grill, and maybe a Moolatte! Happy Mother's Day! :)

Lauren said...

Ooh... I've been wanting to ty clear stamps!

My Mom passed on a legacy of keeping in touch with people. She has a unique ability to remember facts about individuals, and her Christmas card list is well over 150 people long every year. At least it was when she paid me to address the envelopes for her while I was growing up.

She calls herself "one at a time Wendy", because she says she can't multitask, yet she always makes a point of keeping things personal. She mails birthday cards to my second cousins, and she cares so much about people that she forwards info about some who I have only met a couple of times in person
(one has since become a blogging buddy!)

I default to e-mail, and while Mom is becoming quite proficient at that as well, she does not neglect old-fashioned, heart-felt and hand-written (or signed) cards.

That's just one thing I love about my Mom!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I will always remember a letter my mom wrote to me in college when I was going through a rough patch. At the bottom she said, "Let go and Let God." I think of that often when I am in a situation that I just can't fix/change.

Steph said...

My daughter is 11 months old and to be a mom is my gift. So many of my friends and relativs have had difficutly getting pregnant and I never want to takefor granted that I have a healthy and happy child and had no difficulties. I also want to be the mom that she deserves!

Gina Wrona said...

Well, my mom has always told me that i should live my life by her father's motto of:

"If you don't have anyting nice to say, then don't say anything at all"

I've tried to pass this along to my children.

Erica said...

my mother taught me how to cook and bake which I will be forever gratefull for, I have so many friends who do not know how to cook and bake and they feel really bad for there families, for mother's day I would love to put my feet up and have my DH cook dinner for me :lol: TFS

Gina Wrona said...

I can't tell, did you post a winner yet? mmmmmmmmmmm
I hope it's me, (wink , wink)

Connie said...

oh goodey your drawing a winner today and hope it is ME....I'd love to have those clear stampers....what fun that wold be.

connie gage said...

I was wondering if a winnter was had yet, I'm leaving town for a week, back by next friday...hope it's me......if not congrat's to the winner of he goodies.

Connie Gage said...

Hey who won?????

Anonymous said...

What year did you mean for Mother's Day????? This one has come and gone.

SB said...

yes, I know this one has come and gone. That post was in APRIL. The winner,a reader from Canada, got her prize before Mother's Day of this year.
Why do you ask?