Sunday, May 5, 2013

one big ole giveaway of $500 Target/Macy goodness! say whaaat?!


Chasing Davies // The Mrs. & the Momma // Sandy a la Mode // TfDiaries // Jessica... Who?
Casey Leigh // Chioma's Evolution of Style // Pop of Style // GBO Fashion // Pretty Polished Perfect
Camp Patton // The Other Side of Gray // Chic on the Cheap // The Serena Saga // Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay


A Beautiful Ruckus // the daily dani // Crowley Party // Wild & Precious // the Freckled Fox

Coupons.com is kind enough to bring you this giveaway today for not just one lucky winner, but TEN!  Five winners will receive a $50 Target e-gift card and the other 5 will receive a $50 Macy's e-gift card ($500 value)...just in time for Mother's Day! Make sure to check out Coupons.com for great Target and Macy's offers!

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i feel very blessed to have a mother who was well-rounded and balanced in what she taught us girls - from faith to every day life to fashion. first off, she set the example for me and my two sisters of always putting God and family first. she demonstrated this in her own love for God, which in turn the love she had for Him overflowed into her love for our family. one of my favorite memories of her is walking into her bedroom with her head bowed over her Bible, preparing herself for the new day. her spirit has always been a selfless one - things that we consider sacrifices, she would never consider them to sacrifices, only gifts.

she also taught us girls to always look presentable (which meant no flip-flops or PJS, please!). mom wanted us to always look our best no matter what. take the time to put on some make-up, fix your hair so that it doesn't look like you just rolled out of bed and wear an appropriate outfit for the occasion. she reminded us that you don't need to spend a lot of money to look good - part of is good fashion sense, the other part of it is how you carry yourself.

- Much Love, illy

In the spirit of mother's day, make sure to leave your mom's best advice she ever gave you (about anything!) in the comments below!

You can enter this giveaway through Rafflecopter now through Sunday, May 12th on any of the participating blogs.  Good luck and Happy Mother's Day to all your mamas.


much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

21 comments:

  1. My Mama gave me a lot of advice, but one thing she always told me was "be friends with your seam ripper!" We both sew, and we both make mistakes. This reminds me that it is okay to make mistakes, you just have to be willing to fix them.

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  2. my mom told me, always, to "slow down!" i constantly rushed around and still rush around, and her advice to slow down and enjoy life is still something I try to remember...

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  3. My Mom always said, "Never marry a man whose pants size is smaller than yours..." kinda interesting but it does hit home in more ways than one!

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  4. I love dwelling on really trivial shortcomings, so my mom always tells me to count my blessings! Always helps to snap me back to reality and be grateful for all that I have!

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  5. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. I've learned that I should always have a backup plan no matter how sure or planned something is.

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  6. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. I've learned that I should always have a backup plan no matter how sure or planned something is.

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  7. My mom has reminded me to always make sure to take time for myself. This is advice that I am always trying to achieve!

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  8. great blog hun! so happy to be part of the giveaway with u :) now following!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm learning to appreciate my mom's advice more and more as I get older.

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  10. My mom taught me that being nice is always the way to get what you want when calling places like insurance companies, cable companies, ect... that a kind word will go so much further than anger.

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  11. The best savings advice my mom ever gave me? To look at j. crew and anthropologie catalogs and fashion magazines for inspiration, and then shop at less expensive places and find similar pieces for less! Seriously, she was the smartest woman with the BEST style, and she taught me how to shop smart! :)

    xo

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  12. My Momma always told me to speak only kind words - it's unbecoming of a lady to speak otherwise! :) Love her. <3

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  13. RYWA - Remember who you are!

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  14. best savings advice -- never pay full price for clothing & also - always order water w/lemon at restaurants instead of a beverage, hehe.

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  15. Oh my goodness!
    My moms mottos is there is nothing chocolate cant cure. And its true.
    That and marry a man who will bring you chocolate.
    :)

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  16. My Mom always tells me not to worry so much ("You're gonna give yourself an ulcer young lady!")

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  17. My mom has taught me to pray about everything; from trying to find a lost item, so life plans. Pray about it! :)

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  18. Mom always said family is most important. To take care of them and put them first.

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  19. One thing my mom has always told me countless times is to pursue what I love and to not only chase my passions, but to glorify God and love others through them! She's truly my greatest role model!

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