RedEnvelope.com Giveaway

Still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one? Check out RedEnvelope.com! Here are five of my favorite items in their online store:

 

Nickname Coffee Cups

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Sculpted Jewelry Organizer

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Monogrammable Locket Cuff Links

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Picnic Backpack

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10 Reasons I Love You Truffle Box

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Find all these items and more at RedEnvelope.com. Want to shop for free? Enter to win a gift certificate!

GIVEAWAY:

Enter to win a $50 gift code to RedEnvelope.com!

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Leave a comment below telling me who you would buy a gift for (it’s ok to say yourself!)

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

2) “Like” RedEnvelope on Facebook

3) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

4) Follow @redenvelope on Twitter

5) Subscribe to Making Time For Mommy via email

6) Tweet: “Enter to win a @redenvelope gift certificate from @aliciamarie112 at www.makingtimeformommy.com”

7) Enter another one of my giveaways and let me know which one you entered.

Giveaway ends 2/10/11 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I was given a gift certificate to RedEnvelope.com as compensation for this post but all opinions are my own.)

Top 10 Etsy Finds

I decided for my top 10 this week I would explore Etsy and see what kind of cute items I could find. Please note: this is a completely random list and I do not know any of these Etsy sellers but if you like an item you can click on the picture and it will bring you to the Etsy shop that sells the item :)

1) Organic Summer Dress for Baby

2) Multi-floral Lili clutch

3) Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Mommy Pendant

4) Vinyl wall art decals - Cherry Blossom Tree

5) Leggies Leg Warmers

6) Twin Owls

7) Citrus Fruits - Felt Play Food

8) Hand-painted Wedding Cake Platter

9) Felt camera case

10) Designer Chocolate Covered Oreos

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In the next couple weeks I will be featuring Etsy finds from my in-real-life, twitter, and blogging friends. If you would like to have your Etsy (or other homemade) shop considered for inclusion please email me (aliciamarie112 {at} hotmail {dot} com). If you would also like me to do a giveaway and/or review  in addition to your site being featured let me know and I will get more details to you :)

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This post is linked to OhAmanda’s Top 10 Tuesday. Visit her site to check out more top 10 lists!

10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

1) Resale season (cute, cheap clothes. enough said.)

2) Dark Cherry Iced Mochas from Starbucks (have you tried this new flavor?)

3) Singing (I’m in the Passion Play at my Church this weekend)

4) Warmer weather (such a nice change from the cold)

5) A clean car (thank you, Sinisa!)

6) Date nights (lately it’s been movie nights for us)

7) When my boys visit Grandma (I love the chunk of time I get to be productive)

8) Lucas starting to crawl (ask me if I still love this one in a couple of months!)

9) Organized spaces (I don’t do well with messy rooms)

10) Craft time with Jacob (he loves “art” time)

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This post is linked up to:

Things I Love Thursday at The Diaper Diaries

Why I Love Being A Parent

This week I am participating in Top 3 Thursday, a meme from Tamara and Elizabeth.

This week’s question is:

What are your Top 3 favorite things about being a parent?

3. Hugs and Kisses: There is nothing better than a slobbery kiss and a giant hug (except maybe one with just a little less saliva and maybe some clean hands would be nice). I think that once Jacob and Lucas can tell me that they love me that will rank up in my top three things, too.

2. Watching them grow up and learn new things: As a past preschool teacher I have known the satisfaction one gets when watching a child do something for the first time. It’s even greater when it’s something that I have taught them. Greater yet is watching your own child do something new. The pride that I feel when one of the boys do something new is overwhelming and I want to share it with everyone that will listen. If you are my twitter or facebook friend you know I was so proud of my toddler for going to the bathroom on the toilet because I announced it. Yes, I am THAT mom… I swore I would never be one of “those moms” but turns out I am!

1. “The feeling”: I’ve heard it said that no (humanly) love is greater than a mother’s love and that you can’t know how strong a mother’s love is until you are a mother yourself. No explanation here because if you are a mother you know the feeling I am talking about and if you aren’t a mom there are no words that I could use to describe this feeling!

So those are my top 3 reasons I love being a mom. If you have a post make sure to visit Elizabeth and Tamara and link up. If you do not have a blog I would love for you to leave a comment below telling me why you love being a parent. Regardless, feel free to leave me some comment love :)