I get to announce who the winner of the PTMT4th Special Mama Giveaway!
I have several surprises along the way (and a sale update at the end), so make sure you stick around for all of it!
First things first.
I’m not sure how many of you have read some of the entries for the Special Mama Giveaway, but you really should take a minute to do so.
The stories shared are powerful.
There are some VERY SPECIAL mamas out there.
Mamas who have been through so much with their babies.
Mamas who fight like heck to give their kids the best possible lives.
Mamas who give up EVERYTHING and give it all to their kids who need them so much.
These moms are so inspiring!
Click HERE, take a minute to read, and be fully prepared to have your heart touched.
So, here’s the first surprise of the day!
In addition to the $1,000 to LOFT, the winner will also be getting an additional prize package that includes LOTS of amazing items!!!
Yep, GOOD just got BETTER!
So what additional things is our Special Mama going to get?
First up, my friends at Barrington Gifts wanted to get it on this for sure. (They had so much fun honoring Candace with her bag last summer and wanted to again be involved!)
Click HERE for the St.Anne tote that Candace is carrying.
If you have never done it, just take a couple of minutes to go and play around on the Barrington website. It’s so much fun to pick your size and style of bag and then pick the color and the pattern!
Seriously SO FUN!
So, the Special Mama winner will get a $170 Gift Card to Barrington and can pick anything they want! Look at some of the new Spring patterns!
HOW DARLING ARE THESE BAGS?!?
And GREAT NEWS!
Jenny (my Barrington contact) surprised me yesterday and told me that we were getting a dedicated 10% OFF code!
Use the code PTMTSAVE10 for 10% OFF your order!
(I apologize to the reader I told earlier this week that I didn’t know of any codes. I didn’t at the time!!!!)
The code will be active for the next 72 hours and is good for 10% OFF your entire purchase.
You know my favorite is my Florentine leather St. Anne (found HERE), but the horizontal stripe is a classic (found HERE) that I adore ever time I see it.
In the above collage, only the horizontal stripe and the florentine leather are available right now, but I’ll be sure to let you know when the others are available (which should be sometime in the next 2 weeks).
A HUGE THANK YOU TO JENNY AND BARRINGTON GIFTS FOR ONCE AGAIN CELEBRATING A SPECIAL MOM WITH US!
But that’s not all y’all! There’s more!
Candace, (my friend and SPECIAL MAMA alumn seen above) is the founder of Counting on Hope and has created a line of tees for both parents and kids. Read more about Candace and about how Counting on Hope was born HERE.
Well, Candace wanted to give back too…so the
winner gets to pick a tee for her child as well as a tee for herself!
Their child’s superhero shirt gives me a lump in my throat every single time I see it. It has the cute kid shaped superhero on the front, and on the back it says:
Sometimes superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.
I mean. LUMP.
And if you see in the upper right corner, after many requests from parents, Candace and her hubby created the adult version that has the figures and the saying on the front of the shirt. It’s precious.
Special mamas, special dads, and special kids all need these shirts!
Here I am in my Different Not Less shirt and my Autism Aweareness baseball tee! LOVE both of them. There’s also a Warrior Mom tee in the baseball style that is super cute!
Click HERE for all tees!
THANK YOU CANDACE!
And if you are a special mama yourself, I highly suggest you check out Candace’s blog HERE. Lots of thoughtful blog posts that I’m sure many of you can identify with!
AND THERE’S STILL MORE!
One of my friends from college (Hi Kim! – Kim and I were Kappas together at OU) has a friend named Amber that is a Keep Collective rep.
Amber contacted me awhile ago about me trying out some of the product, and I thought that giving some product to a Special Mama winner was a perfect way to highlight some of the Keep Collective collection. Amber agreed and very generously sent a $100 gift card for our Special Mama to treat herself and pick out the jewelry of her choice!
THANK YOU AMBER!
Look how cute the Keep Collective stuff is!
Our Special Mama is going to have quite the task picking out what she wants!
Amber also surprised me and sent me so many lovely things!
The top bracelet is black leather. It has a “C” for Chris and Carter, an “S” for Sheaffer and Scout (our golden), and the word “love”. The gold mesh bracelet has a “live happy” plate, a key, a cross, and a sparkly disc.
I absolutely love both of them. Thank you Amber! Such a sweet surprise!
(She also sent me a wrap around watch and a necklace!)
If you love the pieces and want to know how to order, here’s what you need to know:
You can click HERE to get to Amber’s website.
You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow her on instagram HERE.
THANK YOU AMBER!
And y’all know how much I love Accessory Concierge.
Well, they wanted in on this too!
I picked some of my favorites from there, as well as some new spring items that I’m totally crushing on! The Special Mama gets everything in the collage below!
And if any of you want to order something this weekend, you can use the code “freeship” for free shipping!
Okay! How exciting is this?
The winner will receive the following:
$1,000 to LOFT
(If you need inspiration for how to spend your $1,000, just go to my post HERE for lots of ideas!)
a $170 credit to Barrington Bag
Counting on Hope tees for herself and her child
A $100 gift card to Keep Collective.
And an Accessory Concierge prize package.
So………..who’s the lucky girl?
NISSA (nominated by Liz F.)!
CONGRATULATIONS NISSA !!!!!
And here’s the EXTRA SURPRISE!
I decided to choose 2 additional moms to each receive a $500 gift card to LOFT!
The other 2 moms that receiving $500 LOFT cards are:
Bethany (nominated by Sara L.)
Robin W. (nominated by Jenna S.)
YAY BETHANY AND ROBIN!
Just so there is no confusion…
Nissa gets $1000 to LOFT and all of the additional prizes mentioned above.
Bethany wins a $500 gift card to LOFT!
Robin W. wins a $500 gift card to LOFT!
*To see all of the winner’s names on the rafflecopter widget, click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the post!
Two things before you go…
CORAL IS BACK AGAIN!!!!!!
Click HERE for the earrings. Hurry! 🙂
Best $8 you’ll ever spend!
I just got THESE.
If I love them even 1/2 as much as I think I will, then I’ll be in good shape. I’ll of course report back after they arrive!
I got an e-mail late last night that Nordstrom had marked a whole lot of items down further!
So, I checked it all out. There are LOTS of great deals to be had, but many of them only have 1 or 2 sizes left, and I didn’t want to highlight those on the blog (and get a lot of hopes up)!
So, if you want to shop the entire sale, click HERE.
Here are some items I picked out that are awesome deals, and they are still well stocked. I also didn’t bother including items that had reviews that weren’t good.
a) Pleione wrap blouse HERE
b) Paige flirt red jeans HERE
c) AG jeans HERE
d) Zella 1/2 zip top HERE
e) long layering tank HERE
f) Kenneth Coal wool coat HERE (also in light pink and black)
g) Natori bra HERE (color offered is actually coral)
h) Steve Madden faux fur puffer (4 colors) HERE
i) Zella running shoe HERE
j) plus size hooded anorak HERE
(Sorry for the typo in the collage. #oops)
And don’t forget, if you want to see how I’m doing on my quest to Get Healthy, click HERE!
I’m still keepin’ on keepin’ on!
I hope everybody has a WONDERFUL weekend!
Pinspired is on Monday! So get ready to link up!