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Mother’s Day Tea | Mommy and Me Monday | 168th ed. + $50 Novica giveaway

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It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids.  Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friends’ husband.

This week, I had the privilege of attending a Mother’s Day Tea at N’s school. She had spent weeks on Mother’s Day crafts, and songs prepared especially for us. It was most definitely a treat.

Mother's Day Tea

I had never been to a Mother’s Day event and it was super fancy. I’m glad I decided to change into a dress last minute (although you can’t tell from the picture). I even inspired me to come up with a list of 5 easy and inexpensive ways to make mom happy.

I also have the opportunity for you to win a $50 gift card to Novica. They have some fabulous Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts right now for your shopping needs. The Mother’s Day Vases are very nice and would also make a great birthday or Christmas present down the road.

If you’d like to enter to win the $50 Novica gift card, leave a relevant comment below. Maybe an easy gift idea for Mother’s Day. Maybe your favorite thing that you found at Novica? Perhaps how awesome you think my hat is. In fact, to make this a little more entertaining, you can leave AS MANY RELEVANT comments as you’d like! 

I’ll pick a winner some time after Mother’s Day (when we return from Disney). And, it’s open to anybody (not they don’t ship to every country, but almost all of them).

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**There really is only one requirement here, a picture of you and your baby or babies; your children, your “baby” (ie significant other) or even your fur babies. If your picture doesn’t feature you (meaning you must be in the picture), I will have to delete your link. It’s not fair to the others that follow the rules.**

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**Congrats to Grammy Staffy, lucky #17 for being the winner!**


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  1. Natalie did a fabulous job on your hat! I like the bright colors and the big sunflower in the front.
    I got mom a really neat gift at Kroger of all places. It’s a glass top side table to use outside with a hummingbird on it…it looks kind of like stained glass. It was rather inexpensive, and I hope to get her a plant I like to go on top of it.

    1. Turns out? The teacher made the hat….ugh. Why can’t the kids make less than perfect stuff? Drives me crazy!

    1. Thank you! Sometimes I luck out. She’s into very awkward smiles lately.

  2. Ya’ll are beautiful! 🙂 I especially like the bit hat – spring colors and big hats are ALWAYS appropriate for a mother daughter tea!! 🙂 I’d love to take the big girls to tea one day in Woodstock – complete with dress up clothes at the restaurant!

    1. Tea in Woodstock? You know all the cool places. I know like zero!

  3. You two are so pretty. 🙂 I love your hats, looks like you had a lot of fun!

    1. Awww…thanks! It was nice for a little one-on-one time! She never gets any, it seems.

      1. Yeah, it’s hard to give the older kids when there’s a baby around! I have trouble with 2, I can only imagine how it is with 3.

  4. I loved seeing the moms leaving with their Mother’s Day treats… I had a necklace, a picture frame and more 😉

    1. Wow! A necklace and picture frame. Too fancy! I guess that’s what’s in store for me next year?

  5. Lindsey D. says:

    I would love to get my mom something unique from Novica for Mother’s Daly

  6. Lindsey D. says:

    The matching hats are adorable. My daughter loves for us to wear matching outfits

  7. I just adore this picture of you and your girl, perfect for Mother’s Day. SO, so pretty. BOth of you.

    1. Thank you! I am so thankful for that forward facing camera…so it can capture both of us.

  8. Michelle C says:

    I’ve purchased several gifts as Novica and they always get rave reviews! It’s a fantastic place to get unique items.

  9. Michelle C says:

    I have the Leather bracelet, ‘Floral Red’ on my wishlist.

  10. Michelle C says:

    I love the Amazonite ring, ‘Soft Embrace’.

  11. Grammy Staffy says:

    What beautiful girls. I love the hat and the smiles. Have a great time at Disney . Hugs, Grammy Lura

    1. Thank you! Now that I’m thinking about it…I don’t know where my giant made-from-a-coffee-filter hat is….hmmmm

  12. BalancingMama (Julie) says:

    Ooh, I just looked at the selection of vases. So pretty! I have gotten two things from Novica in the past, and have been very pleased. Such original gift ideas!

  13. BalancingMama (Julie) says:

    They have some new earrings I haven’t seen, either. How would I ever choose what to buy? It is my birthday on Thursday, so I would definitely shop for ME. Yay!

  14. Tabathia B says:

    I think the easiest gift would be a gift card to walmart

  15. Trisha Dowling says:

    i love buying canvas and paints and letting the kids create artwork!! its amazing fun! plus there is always 40% coupons to craft stores!

  16. pinky sade says:

    I really love the Prasiolite cocktail ring, ‘Tropical Frog’

  17. Michelle C says:

    I like the Agate & silver wrap bracelet, ‘Brown Universal Harmony’.

  18. I love the silver Plumed Serpent earrings by Francisco Sanchez!

  19. You two look adorable! I attended my 3 year old’s Mother’s Day event last Friday (they put on a super cute concert) and I go to my kindergartener’s Mother’s Day Tea this Friday.

  20. So adorable! I’ve totally been slacking on my mommy and me posts.

  21. Danielle T says:

    i love novica! my favorite thing they have is the mango wood vases

  22. Danielle T says:

    i love your hat and hope youre having fun in disney!! and i do think your hat is awesome!

  23. Sounds like a fun event and what a cute photo of the 2 of you.

  24. I think my MIL would love the 100% alpaca hoodie sweater, ‘Arequipa Winter’! So pretty!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  25. Michelle C says:

    The Leather iPad case, ‘Tan Indulgence’ is lovely.
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  26. My favorite thing on the website is the tiger trance necklace. This gift code would help! Oh, you do rock that hat!

  27. Tiffany B. says:

    Wow, thanks for directing me to the Novica site! I’d never heard of this store before, but some of the handmade products are outstanding. I especially love the handwoven textiles from Central America. This is a site to bookmark for sure! thanks!

  28. June Lisle says:

    I found some crosses in wall art that my mom would like. It’s really hard to shop for that woman sometimes.

  29. Lindsey D. says:

    My son made me the sweetest card for Mothers Day. Handmade gifts from little ones are the best

  30. Lindsey D. says:

    Happy Mothers Day!

  31. Lindsey D. says:

    I bought my husband a travel hammock from Novica to use during his deployment and he is really enjoying it

  32. christine jessamine says:

    i love all the asian art they have, my favorite are all the budhas and love the jewelry

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