Flowers and Massage–A Mother’s Day Giveaway

How to make a corsageIt’s a week before Mother’s Day, do you have a plan?  I do, mainly because I was lucky enough to be a guest at TWO really fun events this week.

First, I attended a blogger event at The Flower Patch flower shop.  They invited a handful of mothers and daughters into their shop to create beautiful Mother’s Day corsages.

Don’t you remember in the 80’s and 90’s how almost every mother wore a corsage on Mother’s Day?  What happened?  When did this stop? Unique Mothers day gifts

Sunny and Alyssa and I all made beautiful corsages at the event.  It was very fun, especially for cute five-year-old girls.  I especially loved this as I was able to check #8 off my list.

Mother's Day CorsagesI wore the corsage I made to church as did my girls.  It was really fun and I think it’s such a great tradition.  So…after attending this event I’ve decided that I’m going to work to bring sexy back to Mother’s Day.  It’s going to be Mother’s Day corsages for everyone.  Okay, maybe not everyone, but at least me and my mom.  And maybe for you too.

The Flower Patch also gave me a gift card to share with a lucky blog reader.  It should be more than enough to buy at least one Mother’s Day corsage or any other flower arrangement should you choose the less fun route.

Part two of my week of fun included attending an event sponsored by Massage Envy. It may have been my favorite EVER blog meeting.  It was certainly the most relaxing!Sugar Foot Scrub

The event involved me trying several of the services offered by Massage Envy.  I had a sugar foot-scrub, a 15-minute chair massage and a 15-minute table massage.

By the time my services were over I was literally massage-intoxicated.  I stumbled through the hallway trying to think about where I was supposed to be.  I had several people ask me if I was okay.  I even had one person ask me for my car keys.  They could tell I was in no condition to drive.

I’ve had a handful of massages before, but this one for some reason left me SO relaxed. The back pain that I had experienced for several weeks before was eliminated.  It was the perfect way to end a hectic day.

Massage should be for everyone, not just the rich or famous.  If you’ve never had a massage before, you don’t know what you’re missing.  It’s just worth every single penny. And it’s worth feeling fairly awkward for a few minutes.  Nothing makes me feel as good as an incredible massage from a skilled therapist.  Massange Envy UtahAnd as long as were talking about skilled therapists…check out this guy’s shoulders.  He’s a personal trainer AND a very skilled massage therapist!

Lucky for you, Massage Envy has given me a gift card to give away!  This could be your chance to finally get the relaxation you’ve been wanting.   Continue reading to see how to enter.

Enter by liking my Facebook page (if you haven’t already).  Then like both the Flower Patch and Massage Envy Utah Facebook pages.

After you have done both of those things, leave me a comment about why you or a mother you know deserve either or both of these fabulous gifts. I usually use an app called Rafflecopter to randomly select winners.  This time I’ll do it based on your comments. If I can’t decide on my own, I may assemble a quasi advisory board to help me make the decision. I’ll draw the winner Tuesday night.

Best of luck and I hope all you Mothers have a very special day, even if you have to make it special for yourself.  There’s no shame in planning your own party.

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35 Responses to Flowers and Massage–A Mother’s Day Giveaway

  1. Michelle says:

    First of all, massages are the greatest thing in the world. After watching 3 kids all day nothing beats a relaxing massage.

  2. Annie says:

    i married into the most non-gift giving family in the world! it would save my husband SOOO much stress if i were to win. and it would save me having to live with him as he ‘tries’ to come up with something to get me! (i would count it as the gift from the kids that he gets to buy!) but really, i will appreciate whatever he tries to come up with!!

    my mama, well she deserves anything and everything in my book!

  3. Michelle says:

    Ok, on top of the 3 kids…there’s a hubby who’s messed up his back & can’t do much, room parent/teacher appreciation responsibilities, preschool, baseball x2, team mom, 2 online classes, yard work, house work, scouts, the list could go on, but you get the idea. I NEED a day of relaxation!!

  4. Heidi Lundberg says:

    I would definitely give it to my mom. She is such a wonderful person and deserves a special treat to pamper herself, especially after having 8 kids and always putting us first.

  5. Arianne says:

    I think I deserve both these gift. I am a mother of 4 young kids ages 8 4 3 and a baby. My 4 year old has OCD, anxiety, and ODD, and ADHD. My oldest had ADD, my 3 yr old has speech delays and is 3 year old boy active, and my baby is teething. I need a relaxing me kinda day!!!! :)

  6. Georgette Mcqueen says:

    I would love to win!!! Between my 6 kids and 8 + baseball games a week, I need a little me time! It’s been almost 7 months since I had a hair trim! I could definately use some pampering! My mil definately deserves it too! She took care of me and my children for 5 months never complained or acted like we were a burden. ( I could only get up to use the bathroom) so yah…

  7. Misty says:

    I am better than all these other people. That’s why I should win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Stephanie Behling says:

    Right now a massage would be heavenly. Being 20 weeks pregnant w/ 2 kids sure takes its toll :)

  9. Chip Dawson says:

    I have a terrific mother, but nothing moves divine in me more than to see what an amazing mother my wife is. From the moment I met my wife (and accidentaly insulted her sister – so sorry Stacey) I felt so completely at ease, that I knew that I wanted any children I might have to feel that same type of instinctive love. And what a mother she has turned out to be. Diapers that Energy Solutions wouldn’t take, she handles with grace and aplomb. She dries their tears, kisses and fixes booboos, and helps each one of them with their own challenges. She is totally deserving and I hope she can this!

  10. Summer Miller says:

    I am entering because my daughters told me I deserve it. Its been a long and horrible few months and I could use some relaxation. (I liked them both)

  11. Kim Hamilton says:

    Ummmm…1. Primary 2. FIVE CHILDREN 3. Flowers make me happy 4. I just need to relax! 5. Sienna is almost 16! 6. Feeling my age :(

  12. Kate says:

    You know what? My mom’s birthday was a couple weeks ago, and my dad didn’t do bupkis for her. Didn’t even enter his mind. Which left me feeling a little sad because she deserves so much more. Her whole life she has gone without to give to my sister and I and my dad. She needs a little pampering and to feel pretty and to look at something pretty.

    And if there is any left over, I’d love to join her! Because I have two small very demanding kids who I am with from the moment they wake up till the moment they go to bed by myself, with no break and no family nearby to help. My husband works from 6:30am to 10:30pm every day except Sunday and I never get a moment to myself. Needless to say, I’m going a wee bit coo coo for cocoa puffs! ;p

  13. Cyndie says:

    Potty training one kid. Trying to wean another. Stressed about sending my daughter to a school that doesn’t know how to spell welcome. 😉 My house is a disaster. I need some relaxation!

  14. Kendra Wright says:

    I think every mom deserves this. I have no specific reason for the win but I have 3 young kids. :)

  15. Kathryn Reynolds says:

    For my dear mother- #1- She has Leukemia and Diabetes and never complains about her health or all the medical issues she deals with on a regular basis. #2- She works hard in the garden, loves flowers, and now, even teaches her neighbors how to prune and garden just for ‘fun’ :) #3- She is leaving on a mission in the next few months and has never had a professional massage in her life. I want her to feel special for the kind of woman she is…quietly going about doing good not expecting anything in return!

  16. Laura Wardle says:

    My mother Valerie has given birth to 3 kids, and adopted 5 girls! The two oldest of of the adopted babies were from the foster care system in Utah. Both of the babies were born addicted to drugs. After raising them for a few years, she and my Dad made 3 separtate trips to Chinese orphanages to adopt 3 Chinese babies with medical needs! They especially seeked out the children who had medical problems just so that they could bring them back to the states to help them. These babies would never have recieved the extraordinary medical care they recieved at Primary Children’s Hospital and been raised in a loving home if it hadn’t been for my mom who carried out her dream of adopting children. The girls are all growing and living a wonderful life with my loving parents in Riverton. Those are some blessed children!

  17. Brittany Daw says:

    Golly, I don’t have a sob story, so someone else definitely deserves it. I just want a massage… I’ll just wish for one for mother’s day.

  18. James says:

    I will tell you why my wife Holli aka Rolli Valverde should win, first of all she has good taste in men! 2nd she is the most selfless person I know. She’s always thinking of others and their needs before she thinks of herself. 3rd our boys don’t know what cold cereal is because she always makes sure they have a great hot breakfast! 4th she is the only female in our house so she is always have to put the toilet seat down and play referee to 3 rowdy boys and soon to be 5 rowdy boys, that is when our 8 month old twins get in on the sweet wrestling fest that happens when you have that much testosterone in one house! lastly because she is radical! It would be nice for her to have a little pampering and relaxation since her current method of relaxation is pulling weeds. (I hope this is enough that I don’t have to mention she is recovering from heart failure).

  19. Jason w says:

    All of these women deserve pampering. The thought of not having my wife around to keep the house running terrifies me. She has had a busy few months so I definitely need to do something nice for her this year. I always seem to mess this holiday up. :)

  20. Mark says:

    I think I should win because I live the farthest away, here in cold, dark Alaska, and am unable to go to the flower patch to purchase the beautiful flowers for my wonderful mother.

  21. Julie Longhurst says:

    I could really use this right now. Just found out on wednesday that we are moving to wyoming at the end of june for my husbands job. Mix that with mothers day, fathers day, both kids birthdays, selling the house, and leaving a job I love and have been at for 7 years. Plus leaving all my family. Stress is high and I could definitely use a pick me up. Please pick me!

  22. Natalie says:

    Pick Me! 3 year old triplets=no personal space, daily whine fest, wiping lots of bums, tension headaches, and finding joy in extreme motherhood! I would love a massage and flowers for my mom.

  23. I am sure everyone deserves this for some reason. I would love to just relax for a little bit. I have been very tense and stressed lately with hubby graduating, trying to find a job, not knowing where we are going to live and ya know just life stuff.

  24. Jonathan Hoehne says:

    Why my wife deserves to win. (An essay in 100 words or less)

    My wife, just like all the wonderful and deserving mothers already entered in this drawing, is an amazing, selfless person who deserves a special day to herself.

    She deserves a day of pampering every time she babysits for a needing neighbor, or lends an ear to a down trodden friend. Every time she brings cookies to the neighbors who seem forgotten.

    Like all mothers, my wife has learned that the greatest gift one can give is that of self. She deserves this along with all the other mothers who give of themselves without much given in return.

    Happy Mothers Day!

  25. Nitasha Evans says:

    I could definitely use this! I have a 28 month old, a 10 month old, and I have 11.5 weeks until baby #3 is here and lots of back and sciatic nerve problems! Plus I spend a lot of time on the floor changing diapers and encouraging potty training. It would be awesome to relax with a massage!

  26. I think I deserve to win a massage, because I have never had one. I think they sound heavenly tho. I would love to give the flowers to my own mom or mother-in-law.

  27. Kirsten says:

    I’m a mom to 7 kids and barely get to go to the bathroom or take a shower by myself. I love being a mom but a massage sounds so heavenly right now. I would love to give the flowers to my mom. She’s the best and totally deserves the beauty of the flowers (well I guess she deserve the massage too.) If I won I would have to seriously contemplate giving it to my mom. That would be a hard decision though.

  28. Anna says:

    I have a pretty fantastic mom. She deserves way more than I can ever give her, but the flowers would be a fantastic surprise. Flowers put a smile on my mom’s face, every time without fail. I really like my mom…she is my best friend. I would love the massage for me as I suffer from some health issues and massages are a great way to reduce some of the pain I have daily. Also, what mom out there doesn’t deserve this? We all ROCK!
    P.S. I have liked all on FB.

  29. Ashli Crookston says:

    I’ve had back problems since my sweet baby girls were born (the most recent was 3 months ago), but my husband was laid off a few weeks ago, so getting a massage just isn’t an option right now. I would love to win one, though! They’ve helped me feel so much better in the past. I could definitely use some cheering up right now. :)

  30. Aimee C says:

    I don’t think I deserve it, but I think My mom deserves Flowers and a massage. She is an awesome Kindergarten teacher, and has been for, forever! She is an awesome grandma to my kids, and is constantly taking them out on dates, and always at whatever function they have going on. She’s also always dealing with whatever drama I have going on, and whatever my brother has going on. My dad has been pretty sick the last couple of years, and i’ve never seen her once be stressed out with it all. Her co-worker/close friend died last year and she got all of her extra kindergarten students, so she has over 30 kindergarten students in each class! AM/PM. I think she’s just a great Mom, and the nerdy card I’m giving her and the TOM’s I bought her, maybe just aren’t enough. LOL

    THanks for the giveaway!

  31. Aly says:

    I love you and I love mothers. And it just so happens that I am a mother. So perfect!

  32. Tabitha Slaughter says:

    My mother is such a hard worker. For Mother’s Day we always get her a gardenia corsage.

  33. Ally says:

    Cause just thinking about a massage makes this prego body happy! If I win, I’ll share the flowers with someone.

  34. Laura Meier says:

    I really would love one of the corsages, and I really have nothing else to say except, pick me, pick me!!!

  35. Kathryn Welch says:

    To help make ends meet, I teach dance at night after my husband comes home from work. That way, one of us is always there to take care of our 2-year-old. It was really important to us that we try to avoid day care and spend as much time with our daughter as possible. But, I was picking her up in the store the other day and threw out my back! It’s really hard to teach dance with terrible shooting pains in your back! This has happened before, and a massage worked wonders, so I know it would help me immensely. Then I would be able to enjoy my time working and taking care of my sweet girl again!