“My Mom is the Best” Giveaway Event

"My Mom is the Best" GiveawayWhen Still Blonde After All These Years announced this giveaway event, I knew I had to participate, and I knew exactly who I was going to ask to sponsor this giveaway.

Before we get to that, a quick bit on my mother.

My mom’s pretty awesome.  Honestly, I didn’t always think that (hello teenage years), but as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized just how lucky I am.  My mom (and my dad) has always been, and will always be, there for me when I need her.  Whether it’s a shoulder to cry on or someone to watch the dog, she’s been there, and I’m very thankful for that.

Mom, much like my grandma (Nani, who I dearly miss), always says what’s on her mind.  She is usually a good person to go to when you need advice or have a question.  She might not always have the answer, but she will always give you her perspective, and sometimes, that’s all you need to figure things out.

She taught me the arts of bargain-hunting, cooking, and baking.  She also taught me how to be a gracious host and a polite guest, and she passed down tons of great wisdom from my Nani, including the ever-important “always wear clean underwear”.

Mom also introduced me to Ali Oesch Jewelery!  She discovered Ali’s beautiful pieces at the Farmer’s Market in New Buffalo, MI one summer, and got myself and quite a few of her friends hooked.  Mom is ever the spokes-person for things she loves, including SSC!

So it’s with confidence that I can say my mom is the best!

But I can also vouch for Ali Oesch’s mom!  Her mom often runs the booth at the New Buffalo Farmer’s Market, and does a great job helping Ali out.  She’s super sweet, always has a smile on her face, and is a pleasure to see over the summer.  It’s because of Ali’s mom (ok, ok, and my love of Ali’s jewelry) that I asked if she’d be interested in sponsoring this event.

If you’re not familiar with Ali Oesch Jewelery, you should be.

Ali Oesch is a contemporary jewelry designer, and she creates one-of-a kind pieces that are both beautiful and fashion-forward. Ali originally started her line in her hometown of South Bend, Indiana, and her hard work and determination have consistently led to her growth and success.  Her creative spirit and understanding of what women love to wear allowed Ali Oesch Jewelry, to grow and expand beyond South Bend into the Midwest.  Ali Oesch Jewelry is  carried at boutiques and specialty shops throughout the US, with pieces spotted on news anchors, celebrities, and of course fashionistas everywhere.

Each piece in the Ali Oesch Jewelry collection is an original design of Ali’s.

Ali is constantly refining her skills, studying new techniques, and trying out innovative materials to make sure her work is always fresh and on trend.  She uses pearls, gemstones, metals, crystals, and even ribbon when she designs, and each piece can be authenticated with her signature “Ali” logo charm, or customized to fit the wearer’s desires.

Boutiques and customers alike fall in love with her collection, often saying it’s what they turn to for everyday wear. If you’re not near a boutique, you can order directly thru Ali’s website www.alioesch.com, or contact her through Facebook to place an order.  Ali’s website also lists a bunch of retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin that sell Ali Oesch Jewelry.

Win your very own piece of Ali Oesch Jewelry!

Or better yet, enter to win a piece of beautiful jewelry to give your mom for Mother’s Day!  Either way, you can win this gorgeous Ali Oesch necklace, hand-picked just for you by Ali herself.  It’s the stunning Arabesque Necklace, valued at $32, and it can be yours (or your mom’s, if you choose) if you win!  Look at it… so simple and beautiful, and reminiscent of the embrace a daughter shares with her mother.  Perfect!

Ali Oesch Arabesque Necklace: $32

Enter to win now!

All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway ends May 7, so you’ll have time to get that gift over to mom (if you don’t keep it for yourself).

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Big thanks to our event hosts, The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy Rose at ModlyChic!

And don’t forget to check out all of the other giveaways in this great event! Linky below.

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46 Responses to “My Mom is the Best” Giveaway Event

  1. Still Blonde after all these YEARS on April 29, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    My Mom is the best because she takes care of everyone else (she is a nurse) even when she is sick.

  2. Carolann Leibenguth on April 29, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    My mom is my best friend, although it wasn’t always that way. I was rotten as a teenager. Even through it all she may not have liked some of my behavior but she was patient and loved my just the same.

  3. shirley on April 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    My mom is the strongest and kindest mom.

  4. Regina on April 29, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    My mom and I have mended things and yes, I love her..

  5. Grace Hodgin on April 29, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    My mom is a very strong woman and inspires everyone she meets.

  6. Darlene Owen on April 29, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    My mom was the best, I miss her every day.

  7. Amy Peschel on April 29, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    She is! She is the glue that keeps us all together.

    • Suburban Style Challenge on April 29, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      Mine is too. Family is very important to her, and without my mom and my aunt we wouldn’t be in touch with relatives all over the world.

  8. Dorothy Teel on April 30, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    My mom was and still is the best. You never know how much you love someone until they are gone. She was my best friend, confidant, my support and alwys smart and knowledgable. She was the best grandmother to my kids and best mother in law to my hubby. SHe never butted in but was always there when we just needed to talk or cry. I miss her every day.

  9. Darlene Jones-Nelson on April 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    yes my mom is the best. No matter what she has always taken me in when I was having hard times.

  10. Erin @ Loop Looks on April 30, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    My mom is totally the best. She’ll do anything for me and we love to spend time together. She even ran with me for a bit of mile 24 at my marathon this past weekend and she’s not even a runner!

  11. Gail Williams on April 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    My mom is the best. Through thick and thin she stuck by her man and all five of her children passing on her wisdom even to her great grandchildren.

  12. Dede on April 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    My mom quit smoking because I have liver disease…she thinks I might need hers someday.

  13. Sacha Schroeder on May 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Of course my mom is the best! She loves me unconditionally and has the best smile!

  14. Dawn Monroe on May 1, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    My mom was a very strong, giving and patriotic mother. Love and miss you mom!

  15. Valerie @ The Style Files on May 1, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    What a great giveaway..this necklace is gorgeous! And I love that it was made by a Indiana gal not too far from where I grew up! :-) And naturally, my Mom is the best! She is seriously my best bud and I can count on her for anything!!
    Valerie

  16. Jessica Snow on May 2, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    Yes, my mother is the best. She is such a strong woman. She beat pancreatic cancer. She is my rock.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  17. polly on May 2, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    I lost my mom many years ago and she was simply the best…never said anything bad about anyone…great cook, great friend, great grandma…miss her terribly!

  18. Shai Williams on May 2, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    My Mom is the best because she taught me just how strong of a woman I really am by being the best example she could be.

  19. nicole krutz on May 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    well of course she is! she taught me how to be a strong independent woman! :)

  20. golden storm on May 3, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    my mom is always the best!! I think most moms are

  21. Vera K on May 3, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    My mom is not the best but she did her best.

  22. Jasanna Czellar on May 3, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    She put up with my drama!!

  23. Sherry Compton on May 4, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    My mom loves unconditionally.

  24. lalaine hagler on May 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    my mom did everything she can and work day and night just to get all of us to college and now we are taking care of her. she is the best

  25. Lana Bradstream on May 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    She always took care of me

  26. Lisa Garner on May 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    My moms the best because she’s helped me through a rough divorce and kept me smiling.

  27. Diana Hatch on May 7, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    My mom is one of the most caring and giving people I know!

  28. Kat Riley on May 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    My mom is the best because she has always loved me no matter what and supported me in achieving my dreams.

  29. JanD on May 7, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    She’s a rock in a crisis.

  30. Michele P on May 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    my mom is the best because she never gives up, no matter how tough the going gets!

  31. shirley zolenski on May 7, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    She is the best because she always stands behind me no matter what

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