Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day $200 Giveaway from

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I have been savoring my weekend and letting my husband and girls pamper with me with lots of love and hugs. Whether or not you are a mom, there are so many things that, as women, we need to learn to do to simplify our hectic schedules, take a breather and embrace our gifts. 

Being a mom to two active girls, a dedicated wife, friend in many cirlces, running a business, spending time with extended family, scheduling a full calendar, many times I lose sight of taking time for myself. Losing ourselves and identity is so easy to when we commit to other people and obligations. 

If you are struggling or have struggled with this same thing, I have a few personal tips, ideas and activities I have found to remind myself that I am a lot of things to a lot of people, but I am also a woman that is allowed time to personally reflect on and do things that I enjoy. In other words, finding and conquering "me time".

1. Take a hot bath with a glass of wine and the latest gossip magazine.
2. Window shop.
3. See a girly movie with a buttery box of popcorn, Milk Duds and Diet myself.
4. Drive with the windows down, tune into 80's music on Pandora and sing at the top of my lungs.
5. Book an evening massage...the latest possible appointment
6. Splurge on the "deluxe pedicure", the one with the hot stone massage.
7. Sit on my back patio and have a conversation out loud with God.
8. Take a walk with Mr. Gus (my dog) to the mailbox instead of driving to grab it.
9. Have a good cry and know that it's okay, even if my life is a blessed one.
10. One to grow on...get back in the gym, focus on my health and whip my booty back into shape. 

Enough about me, let's talk about what today's rambles have to offer YOU...

I've partnered up with some fabulous bloggers for a Mother's Day giveaway that would help anyone simplify their life… a $200 gift card to Amazon! To enter to win, complete the entries using the Rafflecopter below. The more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win the $200 gift card! The giveaway will be open to all U.S. residents through May 25 at 12 a.m. has another great Mother's Day giveaway going on right now for all supermoms - with a chance to win a Vitamix, $500 Sephora gift card and more. If you are still looking for a gift for the supermom in your life, check out these Mother's Day deals (there's a little something for everyone!). Go check it out!

Good luck! xoxo



Anonymous said...

I love this list of reminders of how to be good to yourself. So important! Thanks for the little pieces of inspiration. Happy Mother's Day to you, Shanna!

Kellyann Rohr said...

Happy Mother's Day! Reading your blog is my "me time"! Thanks for all the inspiration, fashion and otherwise!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Happy Mother's Day Shanna!

Ana said...

Ha! I don't like amazon, so meh, but I just had to tell you that I had myself a good cry a few weeks ago and didn't realize that my husband had decided to work from home that day. By the time he came to check on me I was in the full-sob, can't breathe mode and it took about 20 minutes and a shower for me calm down enough to tell him everything was fine, I just hadn't cried in a while. I might stick to wine and a hot bath from now on. He's still worried. LOL

Anonymous said...

Great suggestions! It really is important to take time for ourselves. I have been trying to treat myself to a pedicure every month or two this year and have really enjoyed it. Happy Mother's Day! :)