Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a mothers day giveaway

Hello all, well I've survived the first two weeks of life with a newborn (yay!) and seeing as it's Mothers Day on Sunday here in NZ I thought I'd have a little Mothers Day giveaway to celebrate.  I've made up a little pack of treats...a mousehouse waterproof make-up purse, lavender sachet and a lip balm, and some Fair Trade tea and chocolate...us mums deserve some treats don't we :)  To enter just leave a comment here or on my mousehouse facebook page telling me something you love about being a mum or what your ideal Mothers Day would be (a day without the kids perhaps ha!)

Giveaway open to all - I'll draw the winner next Tuesday the 10th May.
I chose the 'Scarborough Fair' Fair Trade tea and chocolate for the giveaway as next week is the start of the Fair Trade Fortnight  'Show off your Swap' competition- check it out here if you are keen to join in. My friend Jo put me onto the Scarborough Fair chocolate a while ago- it really is divine!

Happy Mother's day to all you amazing mums out there :)
Megan x

PS: I just came across this cute swap idea if you are keen to get a little crafty- the FlowerPress brooch swap, sounds like it'll be fun!

50 comments:

Katrina said...

Hi Megan, I'd love to be included in your giveaway, and what lovely goodies they are :)
My ideal Mother's Day happens every year as my DD was born close to the day so she was my very special present. Seriously though, spending time doing something fun and maybe a nice meal cooked by DH would make me one happy Mum!

Sarah said...

I love the giggles, cuddles and all the love xo

Max said...

Ideal mothers day? The same as every other day with 100% child action, plus a bit more sleep sweet sleep to start the day. A lie in...can't wait, sigh!
Hope your getting some sleep. Lovely blog, stirling effort keeping it going with a newborn!
Regards,
Max

Tracey said...

oh yummo! I love that since being a mum there is never a dull moment and i am never lonely, sometimes, I would like to be a little bit more alone though...

Maxabella said...

Not only have you survived the first two weeks... you've lived to blog about it! Well done you!

Lovely giveaway (I've got one on today too, so pop over for a swapsie). The thing I love best about being a mother is that feeling of pride whenever one of my juniorburgers does anything remotely worth feeling proud about. Like breathing, for instance. x

Joanne said...

My ideal Mother's Day would be one where my children let me have a sleep in, and then have a pleasant day with them ... no sibling squabbling allowed! LOL
Of course breakfast in bed would be nice ... perhaps some cards that they have made (they are at this moment making bookmarks for their grandmothers :) ). Can I place an order for a sunny warm day too?? ;)

Dee said...

yummy looking package there!
fave thing about being a mum? fuzzy hair nuzzling into my neck; soft as rose petal baby skin; kisses and words like, "i love you mummy"; being the one they come to when hurt; man... so many more!! xo
Have a lovely Mother's day Meg xO

greta @ topography said...

What an amazing prize, you are so generous! My mother's day is no cooking, no housework all day, and hopefully a sleep-in and some sweet treats :)

Jen said...

oh that looks beautiful:)

The thing I love most about being a mum is the conservations I have with my 5 year old for example we just had this conversation

Daniel "Im not going to get you anyhting for mothers day"
Me "oh"
Daniel "Ill just get you a gift"

LatteJunkie said...

My best mother's day would be brunch after a lie in, family fun and then a massage...

Please pop by my blog as I am hosting a Biggest Virtual Coffee Break for fairtrade fortnight :)

Remaliah said...

Ooh, that looks lovely! This will be my second Mother's Day. Last year our twin girls were only one and half hours old and weighed 710g and 700g. This Mother's Day they will have their first birthday, and they are 10 times bigger in weight! It's been an adventurous year, scary at times but beautiful throughout, and we're very thankful that we have two healthy, happy little girls. So that's what I look forward to this Sunday - celebrating the joy they give me as a mum, and their first birthdays :)

clare said...

I think I love pretty much everything about being a mum! My ideal mothers day would be a picnic afternoon tea with all my lovely family and lots of cupcakes :) x

Little Sabine said...

What a gorgeous mummy's day goody bag!

This will be my 2nd mothers day (just) with my 1 yr old, i will be wrapped with someone remembering (nudge nudge husband dearest!). Still gives me warm fuzzies getting a cuddle and realising she is my daughter. Mummies are the best!

Happy mothers day to you Megan :D

Deb said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love just all the chatter and noise about being a mum... all the kids that come and collect in our house and I love feeding them.

Sunnybec said...

Okay now I am feeling left out because.... I am not a Mum!! If I say I am Mum to my two dogs does that count!?!?!? Hope so because there is chocolate involved. LOL.

nzgreenbuttons said...

hard to decide on one thing, but when my kids are hurt/sad and run to me for a big hug, it's just the best (except for the fact that they are hurt/sad!!!)

I like just having a sleep in, the best pressie ever!

Jen said...

Well, I really think you should be keeping these goodies for yourself! you deserve them!
Anyway, I too love that Fairtrade chocolate so had to comment... my best mothers day would be a coffee in bed, a bunch of flowers & the children not answering back for the day!

Michelle said...

You're a sweetie! How lovely of you to think of us! Now let's see, I think I would love to spend Mother's Day surrounded by my family perhaps go out for a coffee together and the best part no squabbling from the kids, or do you think that might be asking a bit much;oS
Blessings

Nikki Noo said...

Please enter me in the competition!
THis will be my second Mothers Day as a Mummy and I would love love love a sleep in and maybe breakfast in bed.
But, **sigh** hubby is staying away Saturday night for an Xbox Party so unlikely that will happen unless my 19month old wants to give it a go!

Craftysquirrel said...

I'm impressed a 2 week old babe and you have managed to write a post - good effort! One of my favourite things about being a mum hard to decide between- the sound of little feet running into our room in the morning and our 4 yr old climbing into bed for a cuddle vs "I need you mummy".

Jo said...

Hi Megan. Pleased things are going well. I love being called Mummy by my 2 and a half year old. For Mothers Day, I'd love my husband to come home for the day,or more, he's out of town working for a month and we miss him. Hope you have an extra special Mothers Day this year.

bee said...

Hi Megan - HUGE congrats on the birth of Jack! I've been absent from bloggy land for a couple of weeks and totally missed your big announcement. Hope you are feeling good! I've got 2 1/2 weeks until my due date, so I guess little bubs could be making an appearance anytime now :) All the best with little Jack xo

Fay said...

Hmm I'd love some peace and quiet on Mothers Day. Some of my fave chocs and takeaways for tea. Hope I'm not asking for too much!

Jacqui said...

One of the best things about being a mum is seeing the world through your children's eyes. How fantastic it is to see the wonder that they do - in absolutely everything! The other day my four year old said "stop, mum, stop" with such urgency that I thought something bad had happened. When I did, she said "look at that" and there in the footpath was the smallest bug that I had ever seen (and hadn't noticed) but that she had spotted with so much surprise and joy! And that's just one of the reasons I love having children!

Jacqui said...

And, I cannot believe that you have not only kept blogging but also organised a competition for mother's day just two weeks after having another baby! You deserve a really special Mother's Day!

Lesley said...

Yes, you are quite amazing to be posting and giving-away in week 2 - but, they do a lot of sleeping at the moment don't they?!

I will be at my mum-in-law's 60th this weekend, so it will be a night away without the kids - that is a gift enough in itself - meaning a sleep in, leisurely breakfast, adult company etc. But I will be itching to get back to them though.

Stitchbird said...

Oh this is so not the right day to ask this!! But then again maybe I need to take some time out and think (hard) about what it is I love about my kids. I love when my 6'2" teenage son, Jack (that is what happens Megan) asks me for a cuddle and almost collapses on me engulfing me. I love that he gets up early a lot of Saturday mornings and comes and cheerfully helps me set up at the market. I love that my daughter gives me big cuddles and massages my shoulders. And I still love sneaking in and seeing them when they are asleep and the smell of their warm sleeping bodies. Ok so I do love them after all.

Z said...

Hi Megan, a heartfelt congratulations on the arrival of a special baby boy.

This year Mother's Day celebration is very special to me because I have my mum coming from Malaysia for a holiday and her stay coincide with this special celebration. I will make her special brunch this weekend and we will have mother-daughter pampering time together. Hope it will be our most unforgettable day of our lives :)

Karey said...

Hi Megan,

Congratulations on your little boy! I have a 3 year old boy who I've raised on my own from the start. It's not easy but I love being a Mum. It's definitely the biggest and best thing I've ever done. I especially enjoy travelling with him, taking him to new places and watching him discover the world!

Little Cooties said...

My favourite thing about being a mum is that I get unlimited cuddles and kisses if I need them and there is always someone to join me in a boogie in the kitchen! I love watching my children grow into beautiful beings, knowing that I have had a big impact on their development.

Taylor Made said...

Happy Mothers Day to you...A day with little sibling rivalry ...lots of time to read a book and some lovely food to share as a family.

Bev C said...

Hello,

Spending time with my family all together would be my ideal Mother's Day. This won't happen this year as our youngest is in New Zealand,so you are closer to her than us.
Happy Mother's Day to you.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Roscia said...

I love being a mum, I love seeing things through my childrens' eyes for example - how many adults notice the butterflies/bees/snails in the garden or that its a green bus with 2 doors that bring the kids to my daughters school, up until I had my son roadworks were just a pain, a delay but now they are a trip out to see the diggers, road rollers etc.

Stephanie said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway. My favorate thing is seeing the look of discovery on their faces when they find something new that maybe I take for granted.

Charlotte said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to host this giveaway .... This will be my 4th Mother's Day and I can't wait. I would love an extra long sleep in and then some homemade cards and craft gifts. I just hope that Dad is on the ball!! how many reminders can you give before it becomes nagging??

stephka said...

thanks so much for taking the time to share this wonderful giveaway. what i enjoy most about having kiddos is that there is now a real reason to think about society and what i think is a good human. they inspire me so much, sometimes i feel like becoming a philosopher!

Katie said...

Congrats on those first two weeks :-) You are so generous to do a giveaway when you must be very busy with your new wee man.
The thing I love most about being a mum is those killer smiles when you walk in the room and baby is happier because you're there....melts my heart :-)

Alisa said...

My wishes and expectations changed for this year... I have recently had neuro surgery, I have been home 3 weeks after being away from my kids for the longest time ever (for me) 11 days In another towns hospital, I missed them so much I am just loving the being home. Im a single mum so its very much back to normal but there is a little extra rose tinting in my glasses at the moment.

This sunday we are going to a special bowling party arranged by Barnardoes and we are all very excited to get to do something special together.

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway.. I hope all you mums have a great day with (or without) your kiddos.. Enjoy

Alisa
alisamel@vodafone.co.nz

Belinda said...

Laughing on the inside at all the funny things my kids say is one of my favourite thing about being a mum. (I have to remember to write more of them down.)

Anonymous said...

What I like most about being a mum is to be called "Mama" by my sweet little girls with a voice so kind, innocent and tender..I could just melt!!! Or coming home from work around 6 PM and when both of them hold me after being separated the whole day..I feel so emotional and energised immediatelly, I could run a marathon after those warm hugs!!! Being Mum is the best thing ever, but the hardest sometimes too...Love to you and all mummies following your blog..Ivana, Croatia

ikkinlala said...

I'm not a mom yet, so my ideal Mother's Day would be one where I do something that makes my mom happy. If I'm allowed to enter this giveaway for her I'd love to do that.

Vintage Kewpie ♡ said...

The best thing about being a Mum, is the warm cuddles, especially when they are sound asleep and you give the a quick cuddle without them knowing :)

Rhiannon said...

I just joined the brooch swap, thanks for sharing the link. My favourite thing about being a mum is being so proud of their every accomplishment, even the small ones, and being overwhelmed with love for these little pieces of us.

MissMollyCoddle said...

I love the thumb sucking, and the noises that go with it, and the cuddles... and I still like sneaking in to see her asleep.

Kylie said...

First of all a big congratulations - I have not managed to get around blogland for ages and missed his arrival.

What I love best about being a Mum. Watching them grow and develop into little people. Amelia is coming home with something new every day at the moment and loving school.

My ideal Mothers Day would be to spend it with family. But I will be spending it with my two little ones (as DH is heading away) and have been invited to crash a friends mothers day:)

Oh and it is my birthday on the 10th:) So if I win it would be extra special:)

Bron66 said...

The best thing about being a mum? I think it is the love that you feel for these litlle people that you never would have for anyone else. It's a different sort of love isn't it. I also love that they believe in me.

Julie said...

Gosh what a lovely bunch of treats for your giveaway,. Just love your blog and the inspiration I get from it. My son was born on Mothers Day and every few years his birthday falls on it again. He has been the best gift ever and I love him to bits even tho he is 25 now!!!! Wishing all the mums out there a special day. :-) Julie

littleminx said...

Wow 47 comments, yay you! I love seeing the world through my kids eyes - how excited they are each day when they wake up, how much energy they have for everything, how proud they are of their parents acheivements. Happy Mothers Day Megan x

Notchka said...

The best thing about being a Mum at the moment is the look on my girl's face when I pick her up from Kindy and the way she squeals 'My Mummy' at the top of her voice! Bless :)

Leonie said...

Oh Megan what a beautiful giveaway. I would love to give something like this to my Mum as she has been helping me out with the kids...something Ive never had before when we lived overseas. She gave me the best gift ever - a night on my own with a sleep in :)

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