We could not think of a better way to honor Y-O-U, our Smarty momshell readers, than to roll out a huge swagilicious Mother’s Day Giveaway, AGAIN! This is our second annual Mother’s Day Giveaway that we just love to deliver. Let’s face it, as moms we have the toughest job on Earth. It’s a day-in, day-out marathon of giggles, vomit, skinned knees, runny noses, melt-your-heart smiles, dirt, poopy diapers, no means no, report cards, doctor visits, first words and tears (though some days I’m not sure if they are mine or my kids). This is a small thank you & the break that you rarely get for the demanding role you happily play each and every day. And it’s a giveaway just for you gal, so take a deep breath and feast your eyes on the dreamy collection below. Only the Smartiest of mom-centric sponsors would do… and holy pink & green do we have some unbelievable stuff to give to one lucky Smarty!
Candy Howard Photography
Beauty abounds this Mother’s Day when you work with Candy Howard, mompreneur photographer extraordinaire, to capture fleeting family moments in one of her photography session. Candy is “all about you” and strives to create a fun and relaxing photo shoot for you and your family. She loves silly smiles, curled newborns, round bellies and people so in love it’s contagious. You’ll just love working with this exceptional Smarty talent, pinkie swear!
Winner will enjoy a $100 gift certificate to Candy Howard Photography.
Candy Howard Photography
Cottage Chic is seriously one of our favorite shops of all times – maybe because they always have the Smartiest pink & green jammies hanging outside every single day. Or maybe it’s because we could spend hours upon hours washing our hands with all of the fabulous scrubs and smelling all of the yummy creams and candles. This place screams all things girly! And they are giving our lucky Smarty a $100 gift card to spend however you’d like. This mommy-centric store offers one stop shopping for stylish clothing, bedding for all ages, baby goodies and gifts for every woman on your list.
1232 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
This place drips in all things fine and fancy, not many places scream “perfect for Mother’s Day” quite like Isabella. This boutique and design studio offers an eclectic yet sophisticated mix of fine bed linens, bath accessories, furniture, lighting, original artwork from local artists and unique accessories for the home. Isabella is also stocked with personal amenities including hand-crafted candles, lotions, European soap and sleepwear.
Isabella in Myers Park wants one lucky Smarty to experience their luxurious store with a $100 gift certificate.
715 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Lollipop Papers, conveniently located in the Arboretum Shopping Center, is your one-stop shop for all fun things printed from holiday cards, party invitations, babysitter notepads, stickers, and more. They have the hippest selection of fun and new whimsical designs to suit any printed need you have including custom designs from hundreds of local and national vendors. They happen to carry one of our all-time fave invitation lines, Picture Perfect – Good Lord, invitations just don’t get any cuter than that! Lollipop Papers also sells super Smarty gifts including personalized clipboards, top of our birthday party gift list for girls age 7-10. Shop online or in the store, whichever you choose, you will be certain to get the best customer service in town. Lollipop Papers is a great place for teacher gifts too, just in time for your frantic room-mom shopping frenzy!
Our lucky Smarty mom winner will receive a $100 gift certificate – thanks Lollipop!
Arboretum Shopping Center
8206-1200 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
The Milky Way
The Milky Way is Charlotte’s only full-service breastfeeding store with everything you need to make your nursing experience successful, including the lowest prices in town on breast pumps. The Milky Way loves our green mamas offering the most extensive selection of only the best cloth diaper selections for our baby bums. From posh diaper bags (Oi Oi, Nest and Maelee to name a few) to fashion diva baby slings (since baby wearing is the new norm) to the hippest infant and baby apparel from Baby Nay, Kissy Kissy and Zutano, TMW will not disappoint. The Milky Way is your one-stop shop from pregnancy to toddlerhood, and perfect for baby showers. Pregnant mamas, don’t forget to register at this mommyhood-mecca!
Our lucky Smarty is getting a $100 gift card to spend as you like. Rumor has it that they are offering 20% off diaper bags just for Mother’s Day. Peep this presh red tote – LOVE? Thanks, Milky Way:-)
The Milky Way
Shops at Twin Oaks in Dilworth
1419 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Nest Furnishings in Fort Mill caters to the Modern Mom featuring made-to-order furniture at warehouse prices. This furniture mecca offers fabulously-priced kids furniture custom designed with your selection of fabrics, woods, stains, knobs and more. Whether it’s time for the big boy room, a new PB Basic styled sofa or converting the playroom back to the dining room, Nest Furnishings is the place to go. Nest Furnishings is a no frills, “warehouse-style” store dedicated to bringing chic, stylish furniture to the Carolinas without big-city prices. Make plans to stop in soon whether or not you win their $100 gift certificate! Nest is the T-I-C-K-E-T for sure!
1653 Katy Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Well you know I can’t talk about Mother’s Day without thinking about my top pick for mother’s jewelry, the Heather Moore line, only available at Nesting at Specialty Shops on the Park/SouthPark. This jewelry is a unique collection of custom-designed, handmade jewelry and I just love, love, love it! Nesting is a precious children’s design boutique that offers complete interior design services, fine furnishings, clothing, gifts and accessories in fabulous lines. Here’s to you, hoping you win this wonderful $100 gift certificate from our Smarty friends at Nesting!
Specialty shops on the Park
6401 Morrison Boulevard, Suite 16A
Charlotte, NC 28211
If preciousness had a capitol, Poppies gifts would reign supreme! We love love love this Birkdale store in Huntersville, they are stocked with so many swank and sassy things for mom this Mother’s Day. All of Poppies prices include the cost of monogramming, so be sure to stop in today and make mom the envy of the neighborhood with THE perfect gift from Poppies, you cannot go wrong here!
One lucky winner will get this hot pink & orange Scout tote bag with two coordinating towels, and a cooler to keep you looking fresh and fiercely stylish all summer long, compliments of our Smarty gal pals at Poppies! The outer pockets on this Scout tote are perfect for toting that bottle of wine, sunscreen, water/baby bottles and more.
16926 Birkdale Commons Pkwy
Huntersville, NC 28078
Ever just wanted a rockin hot momma bod for Mother’s Day?! Well, look no further than Pure Barre ladies! Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs/arms/abs and burns fat in record-breaking time by fusing elements of ballet, pilates and weights into an intense 55 minute mind/body session. Summer is nearly here and I know I could totally use this to be warm-weather ready! Pure Barre is only available in select cities so we Charlotte Smarties should count ourselves lucky to have one here to help us all look like the momshell we want to be!
Get ready, your inner rockstar is about to shine when one momma wins $100 gift certificate to Pure Barre!
603 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (980) 329-4640
Sarah Catherine Interior Design
On my hot list of things I would j’adore in life…a really savvy interior designer to help turn my home duds into decadence! Let’s face it, our home is our world, so why not embrace it and give it the thought it deserves?! You may already have a vision for your dream room or home, but have no idea where to begin or how to make it happen. Enter Mother’s Day Smarty giveaway and Sarah Catherine Studio of Design to possibly make that happen for you, mom! Sarah Catherine|Studio of Design is committed to providing defined style… style within well-designed interiors and a defined style in the quality of services delivered to your experience.
One chic mom will win $100 gift certificate towards working with interior designer extraordinaire, Sarah Catherine. This can be put towards one hour of design services on your home or towards your first order through sarah catherine | studio of design.
sarah catherine | studio of design | style defined
Sarah Catherine Studio
Simply Fresh to You:
Fresh delicious quality dinners take time to prepare and are often sacrificed in just trying to get through the day, which is unfortunate since dinner is the most important family time of the day! But with Simply Fresh To You, you no longer need to turn to drive thru fast food (Chick-fil-A doesn’t count!), soggy restaurant take-out, or meal assembly kitchens. You order your food from the weekly online menu and everything is delivered to your doorstep – easy as pie. Simply Fresh entrees are made to order using fresh quality ingredients! You receive everything you need to serve a FRESH, not frozen, delicious gourmet quality meal in minutes. Plus there are plenty of options to customize them to your family’s likes & no need to be home for delivery – your meals are safely packed in thermal cooler boxes designed to hang tough in even the hottest weather.
And let me tell ya, Simply Fresh R-O-C-K-S! I have been ordering Simply Fresh weekly for over a year now – I never miss, in fact, I’ve been known to phone in my order from out of town for fear of missing a week! I stand firm that I have been saving a little $ each month since I don’t need the extra trips to the grocery store. Our lucky Smarty will win a $100 gift certificate!
Simply Fresh to You
Smarties, click here to enter the Mother’s Day swagger! But first be sure you are a newsletter subscriber and facebook fan. (Not required, but helps you stay Smarty informed!) Our winner will be chosen at 5p on Friday, May 7th.
Happy Mother’s Day, love, CSP