Mother’s Day GiveAway

Good Morning Friends,

I’m so excited to be doing my first GIVEAWAY!! I’m glad you stopped by today and hope you will leave a comment at the bottom to be entered for this great Mother’s Day basket.  Target has to be one of my favorite stops and so I thought I would pick a few things from there that I would like to receive on Mother’s Day!

Before I get to the basket, I just wanted to share my thoughts on Motherhood.  I have been a mother now for almost 15 years.  I have kids ranging from ages 14 down to 6.  These kids, along with my husband are my everything.  I find so much fulfillment in being a mother.  I really lucked out with some special children.  We just got home from a week long vacay in California.  We had such a great time.  Mike and I were talking one night and I was saying what fun kids we have! When they are not fighting ;), we have really funny kids.  They are getting to the ages that we can relate with them.  Tell jokes that they understand and talk about things maturely.  It’s nice when you can call your kids, your friends.  I felt like that on this trip.  It was fun to just hang out with them for 7 days with no interruptions and for a time I could have them all to myself. I cherish these moments with them.  I know they won’t last forever and I am grateful to be able to make memories with them now. 

I also wanted to give a little tribute to my own mother.  I look back on my childhood and I wonder how she did it.  She really did it all! Raising 5 kids, sparkling clean house, 7 course meals every night, and still found time to take us to do fun things as a family.  She is a strong women, who loves God, her husband, her children and her 22 grandchildren. When I was 17 my mom went back to college to get her degree.  She worked so hard and even made the Dean’s list.  She kept our family running and still found time to cook 7 course meals! She taught music in the elementary schools for almost 20 years after that.  She always does things to the highest degree and with full effort.  She is very smart and an exceptionally talented musician.  I’m grateful a few of her many talents rubbed off on me and she has helped me become the mother I am today by her example.  I love her with all my heart.

Ok, now that I’ve shared my thoughts, its now time to share the goodies!


Mother's Day Giveaway


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The gift basket (valued at $50.00) includes:

2 darling dish towels – since I feel like throwing mine out after a couple of months because I’m kind of anal like that, I figured everyone likes new dish towels.

A notebook – I couldn’t resist the color and it’s perfect for writing notes or making lists

Pens – got to have pretty pens to make those lists!

Yummy candle – you can pretend to be at the beach

Thank you notes – I loved these with the bike on them.  I love anything with a bike on it.  Makes me feel like it’s summer!

Gift Card – Because who doesn’t love a $20.00 gift card to Target?!?

I have collaborated with 10 other bloggers who are also giving away some of their Favorite things for Mother’s Day.  Go check them out and enter to win! There are hundreds of dollars in prizes!!!


1- My Daylights 2- Eat It & Say Yum 3- Tastefully Frugal 4- The Things I Love Most 5- Bite of Delight and Western Gardens 6- Home Crafts by Ali 7- Gypsy Road School 8- Mom’s Bag of Tricks 9- Honest Harm 10- Happy 2BA Homemaker

Enter to win below: Leave a comment, follow me on Instagram and Facebook in order to win. Winner will be picked at random on April 27th.  You will have 48 hours to respond.  Good Luck!


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  1. Kelly Ortman says:

    Harmony- you are the best! I have always loved your taste in style and decorating! I miss hanging out with you- those were the good days back then, right?! Love seeing all you are doing now!

  2. Autum says:

    truthfully my favorite gift to get from my kids as I’ve gotten older is for them to do some of the chores I normally do on a regular basis and to go ask their dad for the day about anything they need or want. 🙂

  3. My favorite gift I’ve ever gotten was a new lilac bush for our yard. It blooms 3 times per year and I always think about my family when I smell the blossoms.

  4. Awesome giveaway! Love all the things you picked.

  5. Rise Stoldt says:

    Harmony. Thanks for all the nice things you said. I love you so much and appreciate your beautiful family. You are a great mom , too. Love your darling blog.

  6. Marci says:

    I could use some new clothes and a new swimsuit. After having a new baby something new is always refreshing! I would also take a complete day where I could spend it with my family!

  7. Kelly D says:

    I like to receive jewelry or cards from my kids.

  8. Rachel Ream says:

    Beautiful Gift Basket! And beautiful blog!

  9. Peyton Lynn says:

    WOW… What an amazing giveaway!! I really LOVE giving homemade gifts. This year I am giving coasters with pictures of my kids on them to the grandmas and great grandmas.! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity <3

  10. valerie sobus says:

    love your thoughts on motherhood! this will be my first mother’s day as a mom and all i’d like is time with my hubby and son. okay and mayyyyyybe a pedicure 😛

  11. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love giving spa gift cards

  12. Veronica G says:

    I like to give flowers every mother’s day.

  13. Amy C. says:

    I love giving candles, shower gels and Starbucks gift cards for Mother’s Day. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  14. Wehaf says:

    My favorite gift to give is a homemade meal. 🙂

  15. Carla S says:

    My favorite gift to give and receive on mother’s day is plants.

  16. I love giving my mom something that is sort of an inside joke to both of us. Or something that is just meaningful to both of us. For instance, we religiously watch the TV show Revenge together weekly. So last year, I gave her an infinity x infinity necklace 🙂

  17. I love to get my house cleaned for Mother’s Day.

  18. Megan Swinney says:

    to get breakfast in bed and sleep in!

  19. Prasert says:

    Flowers are always great and making a great dinner.

  20. Shanna Uptergrove says:

    Give a visit to my mom and sisters.. Get a visit from them too!

  21. Books… books… books! I love to receive a new book to indulge in.

  22. M from The Stay-at-Home Life says:


  23. Maeghyn Koehler says:

    This will be my first so anything would be great!

  24. Catherine Wooster says:

    I love flowers,not cut bouquets,but to plant in my garden(s)…and also I love getting garden ornaments and windshield!

  25. colleen long says:

    I know it sounds corny, but theres nothing my mom loves more than a hand made card.

  26. Stephanie Shipley says:

    My favorite gift to get is homemade cards and crafts from my son.

  27. Alaina Brown says:

    Paintings I make for my mom

  28. Charity Cram says:

    I love to surprise my mom with something she admired while we were shopping, but doesn’t splurge for herself.

  29. Laura m says:

    Beautiful flowers!

  30. Homemade gifts from my kids!

  31. Dezi A says:

    Love giving and getting books!

  32. Becca says:

    I love getting home made cards from my kids!!! I love so see the way they draw me and my little family!

  33. betsy says:

    I love the homemade art that my kids make at school.

  34. Priscilla S. says:

    I love getting flowers and chocolates.

  35. Hill Waters says:

    what a generous gift Harmony, thank youfor the offer. I love the messy breakfast in bed before church on mothers day.
    I think your tribute to your mother was absolutely special. I always loved being inside her tip top shape house, it always smelly so good too. I didn’t know that she went back to school. What an example. great job Rise!

    Happy Mothers day!

  36. Jenny M. says:

    I love anything from the kids that shows their growth. Flowers made from handprints, butterflies from feet, suncatchers with their picture…the list goes on.

  37. Whitney C. says:

    Great items! Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!!

  38. Great Giveaway!!! i love everything in the basket! I hope i win!!!! 🙂

  39. Lori Daley says:

    Thank you so much for the chance at this givaway. I love the cards (my bike too!) and the notebook and pens are a regular thing for me so I can always use those!

  40. Hillary says:

    I like to get my mom a gift card for a massage for Mother’s Day. She carries a lot of tension/stress so I know it helps her out!

  41. I love to get my van detailed every Mother’s Day!

  42. I love giving (and getting) gifts of relaxation. Whether it be a gift certificate to the spa or just taking the kiddos off your hands for a few hours. Every mom needs some time to unwind and relax. Great giveaway!!

  43. Erika says:

    Love a heart felt gift. It can be anything. Just knowing someone is thinking of you is all I need.

  44. latanya says:

    I like getting new clothes

  45. Shannon Thornton says:

    I love to have time with my 2 kids, but also gift cards are nice too, lol.

  46. We don’t make a huge deal of Mother’s or Father’s Day in my house, but I do like going out for ice cream or having a special treat.

  47. Hill W says:

    I love this. I’m following on Facebook and Instagram. For mothers day, I love breakfast in bed from the kiddos.

  48. Julie says:

    I love to get sincere cards from my kids, ones where they tell me how they love me, since they don’t tell me enough!

  49. Marie says:

    I love making my mom her favorite foods

  50. Amy L says:

    My favorite Mother’s Day gift is flowers for planting. My youngest daughter has a green thumb and loves to garden, so I know she’ll find something nice to brighten up our front yard.

  51. Judy Schechter says:

    I love giving my mom candles and chocolate!

  52. i love making personalized gifts.

  53. Hayley S says:

    I always like chocolate and candles!

  54. manda says:

    A massage

  55. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    My favorite thing is just spending the day together with my family. Since my kids are older, those days are few and far between.

  56. Emily Smith says:

    I love giving or getting anything that has thought and meaning behind it. The simplest things can mean so much.

  57. nicole bowers says:

    I love when my children make me lopsided ashtrays or paper mache heads for Mother’s Day.. memories of a Lifetime!

  58. Wendy R. says:

    I like to give my mom a fun basket or personalized gift.

  59. Holly E says:

    I love receiving anything handmade. I love gifts with imagination and creativity.

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