Novica Giveaway in Honor of Mother’s Day

May 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM 32 comments

This year I’ll celebrate the second mother’s day since my son was born. While my son could say mama last year I’m not sure that he truly knew what the word meant. At eighteen months he now uses that word more times than I can count. Mama means everything from ‘help mama’ to ‘open mama’ to ‘more food mama.’ My grandmother always referred to her own mother as mama and if my son favors that word over mommy I’ll certainly let it stick.

Motherhood has been an amazing transition and experience for me. While it has been difficult at times it is more rewarding than I ever could have imagined it would be.



As my son grows up I hope he will come to understand that time is an incredible gift and that the greatest gift is simply spending time together as a family. Enjoying his company is more valuable than anything he could place in a box or wrap with a bow.

Of course all kids still want to buy their mother’s gifts and of course many grown up children feel the need to buy beautiful trinkets to show their mother’s how much they care. I know my mother would be disappointed if I didn’t bring at least one small gift to celebrate her big day.

This year I plan to search for her unique gift from NOVICA. The website is filled with hand crafted items made by artisans all around the world. I can literally spend hours searching the website and typically wind up buying at least one or two things for the people I love. Last year I purchased two necklaces, a pair of earrings, a comfy hammock swing and two beautiful handmade belts. This year I purchased three necklaces and a pair of earrings.

The fine folks at NOVICA would like to help one reader buy a perfect gift for their mom. Entry is simple, just leave a comment below telling me how you plan to celebrate mother’s day or what you plan to buy your mom. You will be entered to win a $50 gift code to NOVICA.

For an extra entry follow me via RSS or twitter and leave me separate comments letting me know you did so.

One winner will be randomly selected on Sunday, May 12th. Good luck!

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32 Comments Add your own

  • 1. BJM  |  May 3, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    I am really not sure what to get my mother this year, so this would be great!

  • 2. BJM  |  May 3, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Also, I subscribe via RSS.

  • 3. chung  |  May 4, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    We are going on a cruise to celebrate.

  • 4. chung  |  May 4, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    I also RSS subscribed.

  • 5.  |  May 4, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I am not a mother yet, so I am going to spend my time honoring my mother, new mother in law, and my grandmothers. What a special day. I am also giving them gifts they will actually use. My mom hates buying store bought dish detergent but isn’t able to make it herself, so I am making her a big ol’ batch that will last her a long time. I think she’ll be ecstatic.

  • 6.  |  May 4, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I also subscribe via RSS.

  • 7. shirley  |  May 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Plan on cooking for all the family and eating at mom’s.
    Getting her hanging flowers and flowers for her yard.

  • 8. shirley  |  May 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    RSS subscriber.

  • 9. Jean  |  May 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    My husband will let me sleep in while he takes our two daughters (3 and 5) downstairs. They’ll probably make me something simple, like cinnamon toast, and bring me breakfast and bed. Then we’ll have some family time (activity TBD depending on the weather) and, I hope, I will sneak away to get a massage. Aaah. Relaxed just thinking about it!

  • 10. Jean  |  May 4, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    RSS subscriber via iGoogle (jeanbrinkley73 at gmail dot com. Thank you!

  • 11. Jenn  |  May 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    I have ordered a book my mom has been wanting but is discontinued, and am also surprising her with her favorite lunch.

  • 12. Jenn  |  May 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    I also subscribe via RSS

  • 13. Lauren  |  May 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    I’m pretty sure that my husband will let me sleep in, which is a real treat when your two year old naturally wakes up at 5;30 every morning! Then we will probably visit my mom for lunch.

  • 14. Jane D  |  May 4, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    This year I will send my mother a HUGE floral arrangement with her favorite flower, the daisy.

  • 15. Lauren  |  May 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    I also followed you on twitter.

  • 16. Jan  |  May 5, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    I m sening my mom flowers and cupcakes from her favorite bakery.

  • 17. Thomas Murphy  |  May 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    I am taking my mom out to a nice dinner for mothers day

  • 18. Thomas Murphy  |  May 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    RSS subscriber via iGoogle as rounder9834

  • 19. Eloquence  |  May 6, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    We’ll probably go out for brunch. 🙂

  • 20. therea  |  May 6, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    I’ll be calling mom. Wish we lived closer so I could take her to lunch!

  • 21. evy  |  May 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    I will call my mom and send her her flowers and a check so she can buy her own gift. My mom lives in another State and I won’t see her until July- for her birthday.

  • 22. Shannon  |  May 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Brunch with the family!

  • 23. Dawn k  |  May 6, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    I buy mom a new rose bush every year. She’s got quite a collection now.

  • 24. Dawn k  |  May 6, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I subscribe via twitter.

  • 25. Amanda Sakovitz  |  May 7, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    im taking my mom out to dinner!

  • 26. Amanda Sakovitz  |  May 7, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    rss subscriber

  • 27. pinky sade  |  May 8, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    I’m getting my mom an ipad mini cos she really needs to start using the internet!

  • 28. Susan  |  May 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    I would love this!

  • 29. Susan  |  May 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    And I just subscribed via RSS. Thanks!

  • 30. Wild Orchid  |  May 8, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    We’ll be celebrating with a nice family meal.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  • 31. cindy  |  May 9, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Unfortunately I have to work but my daughter, my mother and myself will get together some time next week and have lunch and probably go shopping.

  • 32. Helena  |  May 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    I will be celebrating by going to a special church service and then I will be spoiled by my husband. My boys are out camping for the weekend, so I guess they will surprise me later!


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