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Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Mother's Day Giveaway {MOMS ROCK}


"You let me know you love me
In so many different ways.
You make me feel important
With encouragement and praise.

You're always there when I need you
To comfort and to care.
I know I'm in your thoughts;
Your love follows me everywhere.

Thank you for all you've done
And given so generously.
I love you, my wonderful mother;
You're a heaven-sent blessing to me. "  
By Joanna Fuchs

This giveaway is a special one because this is just for all those hard working, unconditional loving, boo-boo kissing, dispensable hugging, homework helping, house working, being a shoulder to cry on and laughing MOMS.  Do you know someone like that? Or are you someone like that? Then you can enter to win this amazing giveaway~ Over $170 worth of products!

I have got together with a few amazing vendors who have gracefully donated some fantastic items.  ONE lucky MOM will win this amazing package~

Jackie from Jackie Ranson Photography is donating a $50 Gift Card OR a 8x10 Standout Print with Your choice of Picture.



Amber from Deliziare is donating a beautiful 5x7 Family Hanging Photo Holder, valued at $16.



Stephanie from Heart2heart Creations is donating an amazing Bracelet, valued at $12 and up to $3.00 shipping. You have the choice of the following bead colors: black, clear, pink, purple and blue and your choice of combo!



Katherine from Stitched Boutique is donating two beautiful Ruffle Scarfs (One pink and One yellow)- perfect for those cooler nights in the spring and summer. Valued at: $45




Kristen from 3 Little Birds Boutique is donating a $25 Gift Card to
her amazing store. She offers boutique quality custom hand stamped sterling silver jewelry.


Carla from Silver Wings Designs is donating a gorgeous 3/4" Sterling Silver Disc with up to 8 characters stamped and color  crystal of your choice on a 16" chain, valved at $20. 



What a Fantastic way to start your Mothers Day!! Anyone can enter, as long as you are a mom, have a mom, a mom like person in your life, a wife, daughter or sister who are all moms.

Thank you to all the wonderful vendors~ Here are their links to their facebook fan pages:

How to Enter:

REQUIRED ENTRIES: ONE comment for all
1) Make a comment on this blog post about "Why I love being a Mom" OR "What I love most about the mom in my life".
2) You must "LIKE" each vendors facebook fan page and leave them a comment telling them thanks for the amazing giveaway.
3) Post about this giveaway on Facebook with a link to this post! (Example: Check out the fabulous Mother's Day Giveaway from Jackie Ranson Photography)

You can receive additional entries by doing the following:

*Follow Jackie Ranson Photography's Blog
*Tweet about our giveaway with a link!
*Blog about our giveaway with a link!

* THE LEGAL STUFF: If you are a winner, you may be notified through Facebook or by email. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping in order to receive their prize. This will be up to the individual vendors. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items. This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


The giveaway begins Thursday, May 5, 2011 and will run through Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Winners will be notified on Mother's Day, May 8th.  Thank you to everyone for entering and a HUGE  thank you for all the vendors that donated their products!! Good Luck and Happy Mother's Day!!









54 comments:

Fashion Momma said...

Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. I HAVE to win this giveaway. I'm in love with EVERYTHING!!! And I've given gifts like those handstamped pieces, but I've never had anything like them for myself.

I love being a mom because it's all I've ever wanted to be my entire life. With all of the anticipation and building motherhood up to be this miraculous and rewarding calling, I've only realized that it's a million times better than I'd ever imagined. Watching my little girl grow up, learn affection, getting those little kisses and "I love you, Momma" comments out of the blue, sharing the counter space with her so she can "help" cook dinner, and listening to her talk about EVERYTHING she sees... every bit of it is my favorite moment. And I love her more every single day.

Fashion Momma said...

I liked and commented all vendor's facebook pages!

Fashion Momma said...

Shared it on my facebook page!

Fashion Momma said...

I follow your blog!!

Fashion Momma said...

I tweeted with a link and @jackieranson!

Fashion Momma said...

Added an announcement and link on today's blog post!

http://www.fashionmommaintraining.com/2011/05/awkward-awesome-thursday-therapy.html

Heather224 said...

What an absolutely fabulous giveaway you have put together. I would love and be honored to win this!

I love my Mom because through all the difficult things we've faced - she has ALWAYS been there with completely open, loving arms to embrace me and my siblings! Over the last year and 1/2 we've gone through 4 family/friend deaths, divorce, the birth of my first child and many other struggles - I can't think of any other person who I'd want to call my Mom in times like this and every other moment of my life. I love my Mom!

Heather224 said...

I have "liked" and commented all the wonderful vendors!

Heather224 said...

Posted about it on my facebook. Here's my page:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001449550909

Heather224 said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. My twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/HeatherK24

Heather224 said...

I am following your blog!!!!

Amber Allen... Soon To Be Lane! said...

I love my mother so much because she has given up a lot to make sure I have all the things I need in my life and i want. She is actually in the process of throwing me a beautiful wedding and I am more grateful to her than she will ever know. I hope I win this for her, because she deserves it all and more! :)

Amber Allen... Soon To Be Lane! said...

I would have loved all of your vendors, but there was only an option to
"like" :)

Amber Allen... Soon To Be Lane! said...

I posted on my facebook about the give away! There is goign to be one lucky momma on Saturday! :)

Amber Allen... Soon To Be Lane! said...
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Amber Allen... Soon To Be Lane! said...

My last post was suppose to say I am NOW excited following your blog.....

Not "I am not excitedly following your blog" Whoops sorry! :)

Kim Caison said...

This a another Awesome Giveaway, Jackie... I so love all the items that are displayed!!!

I love being a mom, as there is NO other better feeling in this world.. You feel your children as they grow inside you, you watch them grow from a little infant to a grown adult. You watch them make the right decisions and you watch them make the wrong decisions, but which ever decisions they have made you are there for them No Matter What. It is the Greatest feeling in the world to be called MOM!!!

Amber Allen... Soon To Be Lane! said...

I TWEETED ABOUT YOU! :)

Amber Allen... Soon To Be Lane! said...

And finally, I have completed the blogging about your giveaway....

Now my fingers are CROSSED!!! :)

Last year my fiance proposed to me on mothers day,while that is probably one of the best gifts she has ever gotten, I'm hoping that all of this will be the next best! :)

Karen Barnes said...

This a another Awesome Giveaway, Jackie... Thanks for giving us the chance to win such beautiful gifts.

I love being a mom!!! Growing up all I ever wanted to do was be around kids. I dreamed one day I could have my own...That dream came true not once, not twice, but three times. I have 2 beautiful daughters and 1 handsome son. The unconditional love that comes with being a mom is something that no one or nothing can take away. To watch them blossom into beautiful adults has been a joy that i can not describe. Their love fills all of the empty voids that i have ever had in my life. They are my best friends.

The Adams Family said...

I shared the link about the giveaway on my facebook page!

The Adams Family said...

I love being a Mom for so many reasons. One I know I was made to be a Mom. From pregnancy to birth, infancy and beyond, I am in awe of how much you can love a little person. Seeing my children learn and interact in this world keeps me breathing and appreciating the little things in life. I don't know what my life would be like without being a Mom. There would definitely be a huge void. It's challenging at times but I wouldn't have it any other way.

chammer06 said...

First I liked all pages and showed some love.

Next, I love being a mom because I know how much trouble I gave my mom when I was a kid and now I am getting it ten times worse. But, I love it and I would never change anything about my 2 wonderful little girls. Being a mom means so much to me and I cant get enough. Every day I get met at the door by them screaming mommys home and I soak up the moment. They make me who I am and thats who I have always wanted to be. I love being a mom.

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Misty said...

I fanned all of the vendors and left a bit of love!

lanetta2@hotmail.com

Misty said...

I updated my facebook status with the giveaway facebook.com/lanetta2

Misty said...

I'm following the blog!

For some reason I was first logged in under my other account, adrianna_faery I hope that isn't a problem I never use that one but my computer remembered it...

Misty said...

I tweeted! twitter.com/lanetta2

Misty
lanetta2@hotmail.com or
adrianna_faery@yahoo.com

adrianna_faery said...
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Misty said...

I am so very blessed to have the pleasure of being a mother to my little girl. I get giddy when I think about her. She just turned 15 months and I'm amazed everyday about what she's learning and exploring. There is nothing better than to watch a child seeing the world for the very first time. She gets so proud of herself when she discovers something new, and momma is so proud too! She is becoming such a fun little girl and I am so very proud to call her my daughter.

PS-I fixed my posting so it now only shows this this account and not adrianna_faery :)

Angel said...

I love being a Mom because without my children my life would be empty they full me with joy and they give my life meaning. P.S. I didn't know how to blog(LOL) so I sent you a message also, But this is great and I just love everything about You too.

Amber said...

Another awesome giveaway to be had, thanks for putting together once again a wonderful collection of giveaways.

I absolutely adore being a mother, the unconditional love that a child gives to their mother is one like none other. Motherhood is the best gift that anyone can have, I think the most special bond is the one that I have with my son, that place in my heart that no one can ever take away from me cause he is Mama's Little Boy, and regardless of how old he gets, will always be that...

sandra garcia said...

I love being a mom because it is thee most amazing thing to be in the world!!! I love my little ones hugs, kisses, learning ability, actions, and personality!!! I am grateful and blessed to have my precious child in my life! Never would i have thought i would be able to hold a child of my very own in my arms!!!
sandras.gifts@yahoo.com

sandra garcia said...

Liked all the vendors
sandras.gifts@yahoo.com

sandra garcia said...

put in my status
sandras.gifts@yahoo.com

Erin said...

I love being a mom mostly because it has helped me to understand all the things my mother went through to raise me and my sisters. Seeing our son grow day by day is just amazing

Erin said...

Im a blog fallower

Erin said...

I liked all the vendors :) Lovely items

Erin said...

Shared the link on my facebook :)

Erin said...

Posted a Tweet :)

andreajonesphoto said...

I love being a mom! I feel so accomplished in life seeing my kids all grown and successful in their lives now. My son is proudly serving our country, and my daughter is going to be giving birth to my first granddaughter any day now, and my other son just graduated from college and will be joining the Navy this summer. Who wouldn't be lovin' my life right now? It can't get any better than that! I love my kids, it was the best thing that has ever happened in my life!

andreajonesphoto said...

(not sure my first post went through)

I love being a mom, because I love seeing how accomplished my kids have become. My son is proudly serving our Country in the Air Force, my other son just graduated from Junior College and will be joining the Navy in the Fall and my daughter will be delivering my first Granddaughter any day now! It can't get any better than that! I love my kids and am very proud of them, and I'm proud of myself for raising such wonderful responsible children!

The Adams Family said...

I just "liked" all the vendors and I'm following your blog!

The Adams Family said...

I just posted on my blog about the giveaway! I hope I win :)

Erin said...

I love being a mom to my 2 beautiful daughter's. 11 years ago my dreams of being a mom were almost ended. I suffered a spinal cord injury and my mom was by myside every day that I was in the hospitals. I was not going to give up on my dreams as mom always said I can do whatever i put my mind to. 9 years ago I had my daughter Emma at 28 weeks but today is a healthy beautiful girl who is my sunshine and 4 years ago I had my other daughter Ellie who makes me laugh everyday and is my sweet cuddle bug . My girls are my world and could never think of life without them I love being a mom I just hope I am as good a mom as mine is to me

Manda said...

Hey Jackie! I love your blog & read every entry. You are such a great Mom yourself & an awesome photographer! Can't wait to get my pictures back & up on my wall for everyone to see!!!

I absolutely love being a Mommy! My kids are my life & I don't know who I would be or where I would be without them. I love watching them grow up everyday. I love seeing their own little unique personalities shine through! And I love that my husband & I must be doing a pretty good job at raising them because they are awesome little people! I just LOVE being a Mom...there is no greater gift in this world to me :)

Jeanine Pike said...

What a great idea for moms! I have to say that I love being a mom to my 4, ages 16, 14, 2, and 9 months. There is nothing better than when they say mommy I love you.

Roger said...

What a great idea for moms! I have to say that I love being a mom to my 4, ages 16, 14, 2, and 9 months. There is nothing better than when they say mommy I love you.

JoyHeath said...

I love my mom because she is always there for me. She always supports me in everything I do. From colleges to wedding dresses to my decission to move to Japan. This would be a great way to say thank you for all the wonderful things she has done.

JoyHeath said...

Liked and thanked all the vendors!

JoyHeath said...

Shared it on facebook!

JoyHeath said...

Tweeted!

JoyHeath said...

Following your blog!

Erin said...

I follow your blog, shared giveaway on FB, I liked and commented on all vendors pages , told all my friends