This is by far our FAVORITE giveaway of the entire year because it’s all about Y-O-U. We mamas have worked extra hard this year and we deserve some special love. We’ve gathered some of our absolute FAVORITE goodies handpicked by CSP and wrapped them up in a big pink-n-green bow. So, feast your eyes on the loot, all $1656.00 of it!
Read up on how to enter, and cross your fingers you’ll be one of the lucky ones! Happy Mother’s Day! Love, Team CSP
Buffalo Jackson Trading Co.
Buffalo Jackson is a leather goods and apparel lifestyle brand with a love for adventure and a dedication to choosing a simpler way of living. They aim to provide men and women a brand that adds quality to their everyday experiences while inspiring them to “Honor Your Wild”. While Buffalo Jackson found its identity in the towering Rocky Mountains of Colorado over a decade ago, the brand now calls the Carolinas “home”, with a flagship store tucked in historic downtown Matthews.
We picked out something really special and wrapped up in a pink & green bow just for you this Mother’s Day!
One lucky Smarty will add this fabulous DSLR Leather Camera Bag to her collection, valued at $209.95!
Another lucky Smarty will win this Leather Apple Watch Band, valued at $84.95!
Buffalo Jackson Trading Co.
Born in the West. Raised in the South.
100 W John Street, Suite G | Matthews, NC
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Team CSP adores HOLST+LEE. We love how beautiful and unique each piece is and you’ll be happy to know they are connected right back here to the QC.
Co-founder-and-co-designer Natalie Holst is a Charlotte native (SO proud of her!). She and her partner, Rochelle Lee, met while working in the hub of New York’s nightlife, where night-after-night they witnessed the best in outrageous cutting-edge fashion and trend. They quickly discovered they shared a creative passion for art, texture and design and recognized a vacancy in the jewelry market for innovative pieces for true individuals. HOLST+LEE was born and quickly caught on in a big way.
The best part of HOLST+LEE is that it’s cutting-edge but carpool-friendly. The minute you put on a piece of their jewelry, you instantly feel put together. No kidding – just wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a HOLST+LEE necklace, bracelet, or earrings will make you feel glam. Each piece is handcrafted in the USA using a fresh combination of rope, string, brass findings and their signature magnetic clasp.
One lucky smarty will win this beautiful gold mesh classic gold everything bracelet, valued at $125.
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Ella B Candles
Ella B candles have been a Smarty favorite for years!
Our favorite gal pals at Ella B. Candles want to pamper our Smarty Mom with the sweetest candles of all time.
Total value $56
Charlotte is home to a vibrant and vital small business community. Unfortunately, many of our beloved local businesses are now struggling to stay open for business as they navigate unprecedented circumstances. Ella B’s quarantine-inspired candle collection can offer a lifeline for these at-risk retailers, and create an opportunity for our community to stay connected while social distancing.
Stay Home candles can be purchased exclusively from Ella B. Candles retail partners. To aid retailers in fulfilling these orders, Stay Home candles are shipped from the Ella B. Candles warehouse directly to customers (or their designated recipient, if ordered as a gift).
Ella B Candles
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Click here to listen to our chat with the oh-so-amazing Julie Tassy in our Smarty Podcast – we adore her:-)
Erin McDermott Jewelry
Erin McDermott has been designing her custom jewelry in her Myers Park studio for several years. We love working with her on any and all of our gal pal, sister and mom gifts. We go straight into her studio, tell her a little bit about who we’re buying for and she always whips up the most fabulous pieces. Best part, she makes us feel like we helped design them! Also, Erin is Smarty Mama to three darling little girls ~ if you don’t follow her stories on Instagram, you are TOTALLY missing out! They are absolutely precious!!
Erin is giving our lucky Smarty an exclusive Smarty Mother’s Day Bundle!
Paris Streets Clutch (value $38)
Harper Earrings (value $30)
Breath Easy Bundle (value $148.00)
(total prize value $216.00):
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Simply Fresh to You
Simply Fresh to You (SFTY) delivers fresh made-from-scratch gourmet quality meals that are ready to finish and serve within minutes. Are you tired of meals consisting of fast food, soggy restaurant take out, poor quality supermarket meals or “meal kits” that make you do all the prep from raw ingredients plus cooking?
SFTY meals are made from scratch to order right here in Charlotte, using fresh quality ingredients without added preservatives. You receive everything to serve a fresh, delicious gourmet quality meal that you finish the cooking process and dinner is on your table within 15 minutes. You also are able to customize your meals.
Simply Fresh to You has been proudly serving the Charlotte market since 2007. Team Smarty has been using SFTY since Day 1 – We highly recommend everything, but especially Chicken Chardonnay and all of their salmon dishes. Actually, it’s all incredible, we have never ever had a bad meal! Our kids love the meals as much as we do!
Our lucky Smarty gets a $100 gift certificate at Simply Fresh to You!
Simply Fresh to You
Little Nest Portraits
If you are looking for the perfect photographer to create family memories – look no further, Little Nest Portraits is for you! Team Smarty LOVES, LOVES, LOVES Little Nest Portraits. The photographers are AH-MAY-ZING! The studio is a gem. The outdoor sessions are magical. They scout out the best locations! The hardest part of a photo session isn’t wrangling the kids it is PICKING OUT WHICH PHOTOS you want. *It didn’t take us long to join their Heirloom program. We have built a beautiful gallery of family photographs. Little Nest Portraits is a smarty favorite!!
Little Nest is giving our lucky smarty winner 1 family session with 3 fully retouched digital images, value $300 +
You can find Little Nest Portraits at:
7314 Waverly Walk, Suite 7E
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Allegra & Luca
Smarties, we can’t even begin to put into words our obsession with Allegra & Luca. I wore it all last summer, the summer before and I plan on wearing it again this summer. It is my no-pressure dress. I throw it on, put my hair in a bun, grab a pair of cute sandals and I am ready to go! Everywhere I go, people stop me and comment on it’s amazing colors and design. I call it my HAPPY dress!
Allegra & Luca’s dresses & blouses are a Traditional Mexican design with bright and cheerful embroidery. Each is fully hand embroidered in the Mayan Communities of Mexico. They are 100% cotton. Each piece is handmade so colors and embroidery may vary slightly.
Allegra & Luca has a great collection of colors, styles and lengths. She also offers different embroidery combinations with various color dresses.
One lucky Smarty will win a $75 gift card.
Bourbon & Boweties
In Smartyland, we are obsessed with stacking bracelets. And lots of them. Smarty Jen P. introduced me to my latest faves, Bourbon & Boweties bracelets. She surprised me with wire wrapped stone bangle for my birthday and it hands down has been my favorite gift of the year! I fell hard in love and started my collection.
Bourbon & Boweties bracelets are meant to be worn up your arm and stacked with many different colors and stones. You can never have too many. It is all about the stack. Here’s how the genius of Bourbon & Boweties got started.
Straight from the South, designer and owner Carley Ochs started making bangles for friends and family after she discovered a market of fabulous gems and stones while she was abroad in Shanghai. Her design was to hand make souvenirs for her friends from the jade she stumbled upon while in China. From which, the first Bourbon and Boweties bangle was born. Unbeknown to Carley, that minute gesture of friendship bowed into a whirlwind of success and humility. Praised for her craftsmanship, Carley took her first batch of freshly made bangles to the heart of the South in a high end South Carolina boutique. That day in Charleston Bourbon and Boweties made its mark and continued to grow as a jewelry line that will forever be “Made by Proud Southern Hands.”
One lucky Smarty will win a special Mommy & me bracelet set, valued at $156.
You can find Bourbon & Boweties at:
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Laura Park Designs
Smarty Chery discovered Laura Park Designs several years ago and ever since she introduced her to the smarty team we have been an instant fans! Everything Laura touches turns into a work of art! She uses a color palette that instantly makes you smile – it is so vibrant and happy! The best part, she is local. As Cheryl said it before, “Smarty Charlotte is lucky to have such a gifted artist in our community.”
On Laura Park Designs:
Laura Park is a self-taught artist and began painting in 2011. Her abstracts are spontaneous and intuitive. Inspired by colors in nature, textiles and design, she paints with a variety of mediums including acrylics, guache, pastels and oil crayon. Laura’s paintings are vibrant with an engaging energy that make the eye dance along with her brush strokes. Her art can be found in several galleries as well as her new line of textiles and lifestyle products and apparel at www.lauraparkdesigns.com.
Live life vividly!
Laura Park cuff bracelets are inspired by original patterns and hand beaded to reflect these designs.
One lucky smarty will win this beautiful cuff, “Flower Child,” valued at $95.00
You can find Laura Park Designs at:
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Also at Cotswold Marketplace!
Jules & Vetiver
Jules & Vetiver was founded in 2018 by local Charlotte self-professed perfume nerd, Katrina Sellers, a girl who loved perfume but hated the perfume experience. So, she decided to start making the kinds of fragrances she wished existed: high quality and made by hand, without the pretentiousness and secrecy that dominates mass market perfumes. Her mission is simple: shake up the traditional perfume world by revealing the art and science behind scent, making fragrance approachable, interesting, and personal.
Click here to listen to our recent Smarty podcast with Katrina!
One lucky smarty will win Queen City Spring, 1 fl. oz bottle, valued at $64
Queen City Spring was inspired by the sights and scents of Charlotte, with notes of peach and cherry blossom, wisteria, violet, tea olive blossoms, lush greenery, and earthy cedar.
Jules & Vetiver
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The Center for Women’s Aesthetics
Enjoy beautiful, healthy skin with the leading MedSpa in Charlotte.
We all want perfect, natural-looking skin, but the sun and age-related damage cause blemishes that can be difficult to overcome. The Center for Women’s Aesthetics offers the most innovative aesthetic services in the area. They offer a range of services designed to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful and custom-designed treatment options that are as individual as you are.
One lucky Smarty Mama will win a FREE HydraFacial, valued at $175.
About a HyrdraFacial:
Not Just a Facial…a HydraFacial®
At the Center for Women’s Aesthetics, the HydraFacial® Elite Sytem delivers immediate and long-lasting results that you can see and feel. Only HydraFacial® uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFaical® super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that can create an instantly gratifying glow.
With regular treatments, you’ll notice not only improved hydration, but minimized dark spots and significantly reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HydraFacial® addresses a variety of skincare needs including:
-Fine lines + wrinkles
-Elasticity + firmness
-Even Tone + Vibrancy
-Oily + Congested Skin
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Here how Y-O-U can win:
1) Complete this survey for your official entry. Keep in mind, we do an annual survey to research ways for us to serve you even more. Remember, no information is shared in any way, shape or form, pinkie swear.
2) Get social and follow Charlotte Smarty Pants on Instagram AND all partners in this promotion. Pretty please, it really helps us spread the word about our amazing partners!
3) You must subscribe to the CSP weekly newsletter. We’ll announce our winners on CSP on Tuesday, 5/18 in our newsletter, so make sure you are a subscriber! Email is old school but we still LOVE it, and this is where we’ll notify our winners!
4) Enter a comment below by finishing this sentence: “All I want for Mother’s Day is…”
*****Winners must live in Greater Charlotte area.
Easy peezy! Enjoy the swag and Happy Mother’s Day!! xo, Team Smarty
For my family to be happy and healthy!
A day with the kids! No chores or mom things
Bike ride on the greenway with my family (and I got it!)
A relaxing day with my family preferably outdoors enjoying this gorgeous weather.
My children to be happy and healthy!
Peace and quiet, to sleep in and the laundry done!
Wonderful day outside and no cooking!!
A day at the beach!
Family time and clean house
To know my children are self confident, self reliable and know that even if I can’t see them on Mothers’ Day, they are totally loved and prayed for daily! When we do get together, those days are that’s the REAL Mother’s Day!!!!!! One a day a year? Not with my guys!!!!!
Good food (that I don’t cook or clean up after) & a nap & some sweet toddler hugs & kisses from my girl 🙂
All I want for Mother’s Day is…to spend time with my family 🙂
A relaxing day with my sweet littles !
Time with my kiddos
A relaxing day with no dishes!
To have my family be happy and healthy!
Beautiful weather, homemade cards and no dishes! Please and thank you!
All I want for Mother’s Day is coffee in bed, my kids to get along and some time for uninterrupted exercise.
All I want for Mother’s Day is a nap.
All I want for Mother’s Day is fun times with my family!
All I want for Mother’s Day is an uneventful day with my family in which I don’t have to cook or clean up!
A relaxing day with family and no laundry!
Time to relax!
Relaxing with my family without the normal distractions of chores, homework and routines.
Sleep in and relax by the lake.
Send time with my family by doing something fun outdoors and not have to cook.
A quiet and relaxing day without rushing around.
Anything I do with family is worthwhile and a treasure for me. On Mother’s Day, we prepared meals together, played games, and cuddled. It was absolutely perfect!
to sleep late
Gas at the gas station so I can get to my child’s college graduation!!
All I want for Mother’s Day is a gathering with family after this year is isolation. Time with my mom is so precious!
To know my children are happy and feel loved daily.
Health and happiness for my family!
Time together with my family without anything that should be or needs to be done.
Not to have to cook!!
All I want(ed) for Mother’s Day is to spend a relaxed day with my family without doing too much laundry or cleaning and to go for a nice walk! I got everything I wanted 😃
A day full of fun with my family!
Time with friends (and maybe mimosas), time with my kids (getting along), and for my hubs to handle all of the household chores for the day!
For my family to be here with me, happy and healthy!
My kids deciding to celebrate the day in some way
A good nap, book and dinner with my family!!
All I want for Mother’s Day is some relaxation.
A day free of “teen ttude”, to not have to pick up after someone else and no trips to the grocery store!
Spending time outdoors hiking with the family, with no complaints!:)
To have a relaxing day!
A fun day with the family without any drama 🙂
All I want for Mother’s Day is a day at Ballantyne Spa!
A quiet day!
Some pampering 🏖
All I want for Mother’s Day is to hug all my grandkids.
To remember how to dress cute and put on make up after this crazy year at home 😂
All I want for Mother’s Day is a quiet day in the outdoors, warm breezes and happy, calm, non-snarky children hiking without complaining. And a brewery stop after.
Some uninterrupted alone time reading a book!