A Los Angelista Giveaway: Moms Light Up Our Lives
Get ready to honor your mom because Sunday, May 9th, Mother's Day, will be here before you know it. Although this is prime time to get busy planning what kind of present you're going to get mom - yes, you need to come correct in the present department-, it's also nice to step back and reflect on all the non-material ways she's made your life brighter.
You must live in the United States Leave a brief comment (no essays, please!) by 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Monday, April 26, 2010 telling me one way your mom (or another mom if you prefer) lights up your life. Make sure comment has a name and your email. If you are anonymous and I can't tell who you are, your comment entries will be disqualified. For additional Los Angelista giveaway rules and legal disclaimers, please click here.
I'm a firm believer in appreciating the little things moms do, so when I think about the ways my mom's made my life brighter, my mind immediately turns to the every day things. For example, my mom lives 2,000 miles away but I try to talk to her daily - and my nosy sons like to say hello to her every chance they get, too. My mom's great at listening to their stories, and I always like how she asks them thoughtful questions to get them to think about the deeper values and principles at play in their experiences.
My kids particularly love hearing the stories she sometimes tells them about me from when I was a kid. - Why does my six year-old LOVE the stories of how I used to dance on the table when I was a baby and, ahem, pull my hair out on the sides of my head? My boys crack up over those stories - my mom tells them so well- and I catch them retelling them to each other over and over again.
My mom is also a big believer in fantastic room scents so when Root Candles asked me if I'd like to host a "Moms Light Up Our Lives" giveaway, I was totally down! They sent me some nice products from their "Legacy Collection" so I could check them out. I got the English Lavender set because I'm a lavender fan and I figure it might help me relax and crack my insomnia issues.
Here's what's making my house smell so fab:
1) A 12 oz. Large Veriglass Candle - nice because the candle's made from natural beeswax and essential oils. I like not feeling like my kids are inhaling crazy candle chemicals.
2) A Medina Vase Reed Diffuser - the scent is long lasting, and of course, the cool thing about diffusers is you get a consistent scent without worrying about falling asleep with a candle burning.
3) A Decorative Tassel - I'd never seen one of these before but it releases fragrance continuously for two whole months. Yes, it's already in my bedroom.
Thanks to Root, one lucky Los Angelista reader is going to win their own set!
The winner will get to choose from one of three fragrances - Sun Dried Cotton, English Lavender or Ginger Patchouli and will win one Large Veriglass Candles, a Reed Diffuser, and a Scented Tassel in Alabaster.