Thursday, May 8, 2014

DIY Mother's Day and Giveaway

Mother's Day is seriously one of my favorite days of the year.  It is a day that I allow myself to completely enjoy the great things about being a mom - and completely ignore the bad.  I have no expectations of anyone doing anything for me; I make my day what I want it to be and anything else is the cherry on top.  Here are some of my suggestions for having your own awesome Mother's Day - and make sure you enter our giveaway (details at the bottom of this post) to make it that much sweeter!

1.  Make a decision to enjoy the day and not let things get to you (even if that means completely ignoring the bickering) - just for this one day.  That may be easier said than done at times, but for this one day, it can happen.  Just try to appreciate as much as you can, knowing how quickly things change.

2.  If you have someone to make you breakfast in the morning - awesome.  If you don't, do yourself the favor of throwing one of these make ahead breakfasts together the night before and you can enjoy the scents of a warm breakfast cooking in the morning without ever having to stand by a stove.
Overnight German Chocolate Oatmeal
Fruited Irish Oatmeal
French Toast Casserole
Breakfast Casserole
3.  Go through a baby book or old pictures and realize all you have accomplished as a mom and all the milestones you have been there to witness - from first baths and hair cuts to potty training to getting your kids to eat with utensils (most of the time).  Your kids will love walking down memory lane with you, too.

4.  Decide on something you want to do and do it.  Last year, I just wanted to be able to sit for a while and read a book and go to my favorite park to take a walk with my family.  I never understood until I was a mom myself why my own mom always wanted to mow the lawn on Mother's Day...we had a large yard and it was a riding mower and it took a while and no one was allowed to bother her.  Now, I get it.

5.  Refuse to clean or do laundry.  Just for this one day.

6.  Let your kids make you dessert...or make a memory and make it with them.  Then, maybe you can take it to your own mom to share.  Here are a couple to try that kids can lend a hand in making:

Eclair Dessert
Funfetti Cookies
7. Whether a Starbucks, a massage, a good book, or a do-it-yourself pedicure, give yourself a little treat.  Or better yet - win one!  See below for details on how to win one of these beautiful memory lockets, customized with your preference of plate and birthstones (and a cookbook charm, too!) from Sweet Boo Berry Pie!


How to enter:  Go to our Facebook page or that of Sweet Boo Berry Pie and share any picture or link that strikes your fancy from either page.  Your name will appear in our Facebook notifications and will be automatically entered into the drawing.  Share as many of our pictures or links as you would like for more entries to the giveaway.  One lucky winner will be selected at random using  This contest runs through May 15, 2014.

The prize:  The winner will receive one ball chain and one locket from those pictured above, as well as a face plate, cook book charm, and two birthstones.  (More charms and birthstones are available for purchase.)  The winner will be announced on our Facebook page and will be contacted through Facebook messenger.

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