Monday, May 10, 2010

:: first mother's day ruined by man cold ::

Kathryn Love Letters and Brenda birthstones necklace by Sue Tables

Ok, Ok.....it's not as dramatic as it sounds. I am getting a "do-over" Mother's Day this weekend and we did have a nice breakfast together....but it was not the first Mother's Day I had imagined in my head. Darn man colds always seem to ruin everything around our house!

If anyone else had a crap Mommy's Day and are getting (or demanding!) a do-over, you have got all week to drop hints on kiss and make-up presents.....

And in the spirit of beautiful gifts for Mommies, one of my FAVOURITE Canadian Jewelry designers is giving away a personalized necklace featuring four Kathryn and Brenda charms of your choice to one lucky Mon Petit Amour reader.

Sue Tables designs gorgeous sterling silver necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I especially love her personalized Mommy necklaces, so you can wear your heart on the outside. Check them out here.

To win this personalized charm necklace ($79 value) from Suetables sign up as a follower of Sue's blog at http://suetables.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment on this post telling me why you should have received this gift for Mother's Day.

Treat yourself, or drop a hint to the one you love because Suetables is offering 10% off by entering the code "petitamour" at check out at
www.suetables.com

For two extra entries you can:
a) blog about the contest and leave a comment
b) tweet about the contest and leave a comment

Good luck! Winner will be announced Monday, May 17th.


32 comments:

  1. My Mother's Day "gift" was a new roof on our house... which started leaking a week after our furnace needed replacing. Needless to say, there isn't a surplus of cash hanging around to do Mothers (or Father's) Day gifts for each other. We had a nice day together... but I'm itchin' for a lil bling :-)

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  2. I think I should've gotten this for Mother's day b/c I have 3 boys 3 1/2 and under! The oldest one had the chicken pox all week, and we have to watch the other 2 very closely b/c they may get it. We have been stuck in the house all week, and so hubby only had time to run to the grocery store to pick me up a present. He got me Swiss Chalet and Blockbuster gift cards, both of which he benefits from.

    And because I've tried about 6 times to get this comment to post!!

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  3. All I got Mothers Day was a Vanilla Latte...does that count as crappy?!?

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  4. What I wanted for Mother's Day was for my husband to get up with our baby for his night feeds and for him to make me French Toast for breakfast. What I got was him leaving for an emergency trip to the US at 9pm, my son waking up 6 times that night.

    So I started my first Mother's Day with little sleep, no husband, a cranky baby and no breakfast :(

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  5. Although I had a lovely first Mother's Day, I'd LOVE one of these!!!

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  6. I should win this necklace because I never, ever win anything and maybe now that I am a mother my luck will change!!!

    I did have a fantasic 1st Mother's Day though!

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  7. I think I should win this necklace b/c for Mother's Day I got a bad sore back and a husband that was working, leaving me to get up at 6:45 and chase our 16 month old all the while in terrible pain. Not that this could have been avoided, but it was not fun, regardless!

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  8. I would LOVE to win this necklace because I spent my first Mothers' Day near tears almost all day. Hubby has been gone working for the past 3 weeks, and still won't be home for another 2 weeks. It was just a sad day, and aside from calling to wish my own mom and mother in law a happy day, I didn't get a single phone call telling me to have a Happy Mothers' day.

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  9. I'm not sure if I can enter this way... but my mother deserves this necklace because this was the roughest Mother's day. It was her first one with out her youngest daughter who passed away in November at the age of 17.

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  10. I think I deserve the necklace because this was my first mother's day and I got...nothing. :( My husband thought mother's day was about the kids giving their mom something and as our son is only 6 months, he obviously can't get me anything and it didn't occur to my hubby that he was supposed to! Men, eh?

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  11. I love my husband, but he forgot my 1st Mother's Day. I know that he remembered the Special Day, because the day before he reminded me to call my mom for Mother's Day. He left for work Sunday morning, no "Happy Mother's Day Honey!", no present from our 10 month-old daughter, no email. Not even a post-it! We emailed back and forth that day and not a peep about it. So finally I wrote something on my Facebook profile and he finally wished me a Happy Mother's Day. He better make it up when he comes back!

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  12. My husband didn't forget Mothers Day, he picked me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and went on a nice long walk with me... However, I do think I deserve this necklace so I can show my love for both daughters around my neck :)

    My first dd passed away 2 months before Mothers Day 2009 so it was not a day for celebration and happyness. Since then I have given birth to another beautiful baby girl who is truly a miracle and gives me a reason to celebrate every day.

    I have many items to show my love for my first dd but have been looking for the perfect one to show my love and pride for my second.

    I think this necklace is the perfect way to celebrate both A & T (my special angel and my my beautiful miracle )together :)

    *Chels*

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  13. I knew I was potentially doing to have a crappy first Mother's Day when P started vomiting on Friday. I held out hope, I was going to do the Mother's Day run with her in the stroller Sunday morning and then have a nice dinner when hubby got home from work. Instead, she continued vomiting and Sunday went like this: I went out early to get the cards/gifts for our Mum's that we hadn't had a chance to get yet, as well as picking up Starbucks for myself, my Mum and Hubby; we then had to try to get P to hold down pedialyte by feeding her an ounce or so every 15 mins; I drove my Mum to the airport; more vomiting and no food in 3 days resulted in a trip to urgent care; home late and bed for everyone. We were all miserable. Hubby, through no fault of his own really, had not even been able to get a card. He did, however, wish me an ironic "Happy" first Mother's Day. I think we're going to celebrate Father's Day for both of us.

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  14. I had had a awesome 1st mothers day with a sleep in, chocolate, flowers and breakfast at the farmers market!
    I would love to have this necklace to remember and celebrate my first mothers day as a mother.

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  15. My first Mother's Day definitely wasn't as great as I was hoping...our daughter woke up in the middle of the previous night with a streaming cold and by the end of the day I had it as well. We did have a nice visit with my parents/her grandparents and enjoyed a walk to the beach with our dog, but DD's nose was a gooey, runny mess, and my throat was feeling awful.
    I would love to win this necklace to symbolize my first Mother's Day with my wonderful little girl - runny nose and all;-)

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  16. I would love to have this peice of jewlery. My Mother's Day started at 3am when my daughter wouldn't go back to sleep, my husband had to work all weekend, and I was left to take care of our normal household chores - shopping and cleaning!

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  17. I follow Sue's blog now... and I would love to have this necklace because I had to work nights all weekend (including Mother's Day) and didn't receive a card or anything from my husband (on behalf of my 2 year old son). He did tell me to go get a pedicure and call it my gift, but really? He didn't even go get the g.c. to "try" an attempt at a Mother's Day gift.

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  18. I'm following Sue's blog too :) I would love this piece! DH was on call for 24 hours straight and it was taxing (as always) so DS and I spent our first Mother's Day without him.

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  19. I would've loved to receive this necklace for my first mother's day. I've been hinting for months that I want a personalized necklace but my husband forgot my birthday last week and didn't really make up for it on mother's day. I was very disappointed. Winning this necklace would be a much needed treat.

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  20. Hmmm.....I love my husband to bits, but I do think I deserve that pretty little necklace.

    Here's why: My husband had to work all day, so I spent Mother's Day alone with Baby H. She was great company, but it was a bit of a bummer spending the morning running errands (buying my MIL flowers!), and the day didn't really start to feel special until my husband got off work at 4PM. He did manage to buy me the cutest little card, and the promise of an IPhone (yippee!), so the rest of the day was quite nice.

    Okay, I guess my Mother's Day wasn't that bad afterall, but I've been looking for a pretty personalized baby necklace since Baby H was born, so I had to give it a shot. Either way, thanks for letting me know about this jewelry maker!

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  21. I would have loved this for mother's day. We started out our day at the Mother's Day 5km walk pushing out 22 month old in the stroller and me carrying the 2 month old. It was a tad miserable out but we persevered. Both our little ones have had colds for a week but we wanted to get some fresh air and be out in support of a wonderful cause.

    My hubby made a lovely roast dinner but I hardly enjoyed it while feeding the toddler "tatos" of my plate and bouncing the baby in her chair with my foot.

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  22. I think I should definitely get this for mother's day! My husband doesn't really believe in jewelry. He said after our wedding, he'd never get me another piece. So far, he's kept his word! :)

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  23. I think I deserve a pretty necklace for mother's day because I got to "celebrate" it with one of the biggest meltdowns of my baby's life... and daddy wasn't even there to help. :(

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  24. I had a pretty lame mother's day....hubby never gets anything, not even a card. He likes to use the excuse that he only gets paid once a month and he never has any money to buy me anything....*sigh*. My last DD was born in February, so because we aren't having any more children, it was my first Mother's Day with my whole family :)

    My first baby was born at 21 weeks and was stillborn. Although I am blessed to have had two healthy beautiful girls after her, I would love to have a beautiful necklace to celebrate the birth of all 3 of my girls...Josiah, Aurora and Ella....

    Thanks :)

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  25. Signed up as a follower!

    I'd love to win this because DH has NO idea these beautiful necklaces exist so I would never get one! (Unless I fav it on etsy and tell him to buy me something from my favs.)

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  26. I think I should have gotten this for mother's day because it's perfect - I have two boys! And I will never get something personalized like this unless I buy it (or win it) for myself - my husband just would never think of it. :D

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  27. I think this is a lovely gift and regardless of how one's Mother's Day turned out, isn't it always nice to receive jewelry? I would love this piece and think that my little girl would adore seeing it around my neck. Consider me entered and hopeful to win!

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  28. I would have loved to get this for Mother's Day! I think I should get it because my hubby would never be able to come up with a gift this good on his own!

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  29. My Mother's Day started off okay... I got to sleep and got treated to lunch. After lunch it quickly took a turn for the worse. I've been extremely moody lately trying to cope with my recent m/c and DH ended up losing it on me. Totally flop!

    I would love this necklace as I think it'd be a great way to celebrate my daughter and baby angel. It's such a beautiful piece.

    I too have signed up as a follower on Sue's blog!

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  30. I am not sure whether I am eligible since I am in the US but I would love to win this and gift it to my mom. Neither myself or my sister could be with her on Mothers Day and I have no idea when I will be able to see her again. Sending her this would bring a little sunshine into her life right now!

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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