Every year, Matt makes sure my birthday is super special. This year we had our families over for a lovely dinner. My sister made my favorite cheesecake. The kids made me cards. Matt bought me the new Harry Potter movie. (I’ve watched it three times already.) My Mom brought luxurious wine and got me a KINDLE! We then went to Frankenmuth with the kids for an overnight getaway and had a blast! The best part though? The cards and Facebook messages I received from friends and family. They made me feel so very special. I feel loved each and every day, trust me, I do. But to see the words in writing? That’s something else. I love birthdays.
My Mom always made sure my birthday was special. I was always allowed to pick whatever I wanted for dinner (spaghetti and garlic bread) and whatever type of cake and ice cream I wanted (always strawberry cake with strawberry frosting and strawberry ice cream). She always got me something special and got me a meaningful card. I always felt special on my birthday.
I know Mother’s Day seems like a long way away, but it’s not! I always try to get my Mom something special for the holidays and especially for Mother’s Day. Even in the really lean years, I would have the kids make her something special. My favorite place to shop for special gifts is The Vintage Pearl. Have you ever looked at their stuff? It’s gorgeous and unique and wonderful. I have two pieces of my own, this one with the kids’ names and this one that my Mom got me for Christmas. I desperately want one of these rings with Matt’s name on it; it’s cheesy but I’m so ga-ga over my husband I have to have it.
I bought my Mom this necklace with my name, my sister’s name and all the kids’ names and she loves it. I just bought this necklace for my cousin for her baby shower. She can add a name charm or his birthstone later. Isn’t it so cute? I could truly buy one of everything on their site.
I emailed the girls at The Vintage Pearl and told them how much I loved their stuff and asked if I could do a giveaway in honor of Mother’s Day. They said YES! I feel so loved by all of my readers that I really wanted to do an awesome giveaway for you. I hope you enjoy it!!
A $25 gift certificate to The Vintage Pearl. Winner will be chosen randomly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19th. Cut-off for custom Mother’s Day orders is April 20th! You will receive the gift certificate through email and it doesn’t have to be used for Mother’s Day.
Leave a comment about your favorite birthday memory!
Good luck and thank you all for reading, commenting and making me feel special!!