Hotel Review in Santa Monica: The Viceroy Hotel

Unique boutique hotel, The Viceroy in Santa Monica, California had me curious.  Last time we stayed in Santa Monica, we totally indulged and spent way too much money at the lovely Shutters on the Beach resort hotel.  That blog post coming soon.  We absolutely loved it, but with one in college now and one headed there soon, we needed to spend less money this time around.  I still craved nice, unique and a little bit fancy, especially since I knew I would blog about our stay.  I went to my AMEX card website and looked at hotel recommendations.  The Viceroy’s website immediately caught my eye, but would the property look as nice as the website pictures?

Picture from the Viceroy Hotel Facebook page

Most often the answer is no.  Read on to see my answer to this.

I really liked what I saw each time I revisited the Viceroy’s website, so I booked us there.  This boutique hotel is situated on the corner of Ocean Blvd. & Pico, just steps from the beach and within walking distance of the Santa Monica Pier.

So, did my instincts pan out that this property would be as nice as advertised online?

YES!

My video review is below.  And let me add, the biggest reason that I give this property an almost perfect score is because the staff was truly a team that aim to please their guests.

From the moment we checked in with the super nice, professional, warm and friendly hotel front desk clerk, Acquah Dansoh, we were completely spoiled.  Acquah commented that since we were on a mother & daughter trip and that it was our first time staying at the Viceroy, he wanted to celebrate us so he upgraded us to a full ocean view room at no extra charge!  Nice surprise!  Then he served me a glass of welcome complimentary champagne.  Cheers to that!  I was feeling very at home already.  And the first-class treatment never ended the entire time we were there.  Everyone, the maid, the concierge, Jeremy, the restaurant staff…all were so nice to us and spoiled us each and every day.  When we ordered room service, it was delivered promptly.  The hotel restaurant, Cast served delicious California fare (be sure to try the Charred Brussels Sprouts with sour mustard seeds, wholegrain mustard, manchego and pepitas). The pool area was super cool and the entire property and team have a collective peaceful and joyful vibe.

Photo from Viceroy website.

All seemed to love working there.

Only two complaints.  Parking cost $55 a day…ouch!  But all the hotels located in that area charge as no street parking is allowed.  And we wished the rooms had balconies, but other than that, our stay was absolutely perfect.  Here is our video review…

My Favorite Survival Tool Tip For Parenting Teens

LA here we come.  My teen girl and I are headed to LA once again to check out potential colleges.  She will go off to college in just two short years.  Those years will be short…and we will have some long days.  Long and challenging days are gonna happen when raising teens who are straddling the fine line between kid and adult.

Each year as they approach 18 (and I know as my son is almost 21, so I have lived this once before) we parents have to have faith and let go a little more.  We also have to have boundaries, rules and consequences.  Consequences that are calm and fair.  And when our testy teen gets really testy, we parents must try to forget that we are human and respond in a calm, loving and controlled manner.  Not easy.  Parenting is not for sissies.  And sometimes we parents can’t help but be human and get a little too testy right back with a raised voice or being tempted to give that teen the silent treatment for the next few days as we lick our parental wounds and maybe take their testy teen words personally.  The irony is that these testy teens want to do it all on their own…BUT…they do, almost subconsciously, want limits because they want us to keep them safe.  Sometimes these years can be hard to endure with a hormonal changing teen who is growing up in an uncertain and crazy world.

And good news parents!  I have a wonderful survival tool for parents!  Two in fact!

When I have been pushed to my wit’s end by a testy teen, I first consult with my hubs.  He is so good at using humor combined with limits and consequences when our teens break a rule or tell us a fib.  We first remember that we were not perfect teens ourselves and that these last few years parenting a teenager may be our most defining years as parents.  This is it.  Our last few years to get it as right as we can before we send them off into this crazy world.  This uncertain world sure seems crazier to me since my own teen years back in the 80s.  So back to my tools that my gal pal told me about and these two tools have helped me SO much.  The tools are two very helpful books that not only get my teens…but also get the parent!  I felt so understood as I read these books.  Tools are presented with how to talk calmly to your teen, how to actively listen and translate teen talk and how to really enjoy your kid, while navigating the tricky teen waters.

Arm yourself with these two books…Yes, Your Teen Is CRAZY!  Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind

And…Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? 

Aren’t those great titles?!  And the books are great, too.  Since I started reading them, my girl and I are getting along better.  One thing I had to admit, as I read these books, is that I had to change some of my parenting behavior to better understand what my teen is going through with all of the pressures kids face in today’s world.

Knock on wood as I have been lucky since my kids have stayed out of the trouble, make good grades, work hard and are focused.  But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t had some really hard days, too.  The books have given me the tools to help guide both my teen and myself through these incredible years.  And both feature chapters for all kinds of challenges that come with these years.

These years are priceless.  The last few before we become empty nesters.  The last few where our beloved kids live under our roof.  When one leaves, they are so missed and yet I felt myself so excited for my son’s future and his own excitement that those happy emotions for his future eased my sadness of letting him go.

I will do this again in 2020 with her departure.  And I will be a full-fledged empty nester.  That will be tough.  I want to do these last two years right in so many ways.

I feel close to both of my kids.  I left big careers and put my heart and soul into raising them.  And when I worked, I did the same thing as so many parents do to the level of exhaustion.  This is our biggest job in a very scary world.  It is also a world full of opportunity.  It will soon be their world.  As the roots are set and we now finish up the wings, these two books have eased the challenging days that are the normal push and pull of the teens growing up…and the parents letting it happen as safely as possible.

Here’s to raising teenagers.  As the first book I recommended says, these last few years with our kids may be our most defining parenting moments.

I am thankful for my excellent partner in my hubs, my amazing parents and in-laws who are an incredible village to my kids, to my gal pals whose ears and a shared bottle of wine remind me that we are all in this together.  And to these two books and authors.  So awesome to have discovered these helpful books (thanks to my cherished pal, Lizzy for telling me about them).

I have read both and I go back to certain chapters when needed.  Sometimes when I feel like yelling back at my kid, I pick up these books instead.  Almost instantly, I have a better understanding of why my child is so frustrated with whatever the situation is.  I get cool down time by reading the book, time to think about my response or future response…and I discover smoother parenting waters.

Yes, these books have helped me quite a bit. As I am a hard-working Mama with the best intentions to raise the best adults I can.  On most days, I do OK.

And I am human.  And on those days, I grab these books or I remember helpful passages from the parenting pages and move forward with those tips on what to do and what not to do.

So, if you feel like you need a little extra guidance on lovingly parenting your teen in today’s world, check these two gems out.  We are in this together, parents.  You truly won’t believe how fast your child, then preteen and then teen becomes an adult.  What an amazing job we are given helping them find their way there.  My son turns 21 soon.  So hard to believe!  And yet he is still my little boy in my heart.  Two years left to parent my little girl as a teen.  I am cherishing the time.

Hope this helps you, too.  Now I am signing off and am off to LA to make some memories and help my girl plan her future.  Cherished time…and did I mention that I am secretly packing the books?  Just in case I need a quick teen/parenting reference on the road  😉

Dad’s Day Gift Giveaway Winner!!

Thanks to all who entered the drawing for the Dad’s Day!  Father’s Day is coming right up on next Sunday, June 17th and our prizes are fun…Included in the prize pack is the sweet sign (that can be hung or stood upright) that says, “i know a HERO ******i call him DADDY” along with the iHome Drop Splashproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Speakerphone that pairs with his smart device to provide a wireless speaker and speaker phone.  It is splash proof, so it works by the pool (not immersed, though), in the shower and out in the rain.  Plus receive the very nice Olba’s Herbal Remedies Olbas Oil and Olbas Inhaler This is a good massage oil and inhaler that also helps to clear sinuses.  A Father’s Day greeting card is also included.

Now without further ado, let’s announce today’s winner (winner drawn through random.org)….

Charly Arthur from Phoenix, AZ!!!

Congrats Charly and thanks for following managedmoms.com!

Wishing all a Happy Father’s Day and for those of you that are missing that special dad on that day (and every day) I send you hugs.

Dad’s Day Gifts Giveaway Drawing!

Father’s Day is coming right up on Sunday, June 17th so here is your chance to enter for a chance to win a couple of Father’s Day gifts!  The gift pack is this…Included in the prize pack is the sweet sign (that can be hung or stood upright) that says, “i know a HERO ******i call him DADDY” along with the iHome Drop Splashproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Speakerphone that pairs with his smart device to provide a wireless speaker and speaker phone.  It is splash proof, so it works by the pool (not immersed, though), in the shower and out in the rain.  Plus receive the very nice Olba’s Herbal Remedies Olbas Oil and Olbas Inhaler This is a good massage oil and inhaler that also helps to clear sinuses.  A Father’s Day greeting card is also included.  For your chance to win these four gifts for Dad, simply do this to enter…

  1.  Email your name, email address and address where you want the prize pack sent if you are drawn (winner drawn through random.org).
  2.  Email to [email protected] by this Saturday, June 9th (10pm Phoenix time).

We will post the winner’s name on Sunday morning so we can get the prize mailed out first thing on Monday morning, so it is received in time for Dad’s Day.

Good luck!

Fun & Fabulous Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day happens on June 17th, so here are some gift ideas that I showed in my segment today on the Your Life Arizona morning showMany are sold at local retailers for good last minute ideas.  I also found some unique ones that can be ordered, so take a look at this now so you have time to get your Dad’s Day shopping done.

Unique Ideas:

*Customize something fun specific to Dad – I ordered this burnt orange T-shirt from Tee Chip for my Texas Longhorn alum hubs.  This shirt says it all and I am excited for him to see it on Father’s Day as I think it is perfect, comfortable, fun and this theme fits him perfectly! 

I ordered this from Tee Chip for $26.95 and I had no issues with the company, but I found a lot of reviews that complained of long shipping delays, so please note that I only ordered from Tee Chip once and had no problems, but others did.  You could do something similar for the father you are shopping for with his alma mater printed like this one with other customized gift companies.  I found a ton of companies that do this kind of stuff online.  Or go to one of the As You Wish locations and create something like this there on a mug, etc.

*Make Dad a customized drink kit – Pair his favorite coffee, tea and/or scotch, whiskey, etc. in a basket and add the HyperChiller(sells at site for $29.99).The HyperChiller turns any beverage into a perfectly cooled drink in one minute without ever touching ice.

Photo of this cool device, that is a perfect Dad’s Day gift is from the HyperChiller website.

With the HyperChiller’s simple multi-chamber design, a beverage is exposed to the equivalent of over 30 large ice cubes.  The drink is then protected by two layers of food grade stainless steel.  This way there’s zero dilution in the process of cooling. Just leave it in your freezer, then take it out, pour your beverage in (coffee, wine, spirits etc.) and the HyperChiller will rapidly chill it in just one minute. This handy device can be used several times in a row.  When done, place back in the freezer to use again later. It’s compatible with all brewing methods and even fits directly into most full-size single cup brew.   

*Make Dad a Manly Spa Basket – Place his favorite soaps, shaving products, a nice bath robe and more in a specialty spa kit for him!  Add slippers, a gift card for a massage, a bottle of wine, healthy herbal teas or a gift card to a spa store.  I kept mine simple, as you can see below…Olba’s Herbal Remedies Olbas Oil and Olbas Inhaler is included in my gift basket for a good massage oil and inhaler that helps to clear sinuses.  The oil is great for massage and I like the Olba brand because it doesn’t smell feminine, making it perfect for Dad.  Olbas originated in Switzerland over 100 years ago and is made with a blend of six essential oils including peppermint oil, wintergreen oil, oil of cloves, juniper oil, eucalyptus oil and cajeput oil.  The Olbas Herbal Remedies Aromatherapy Inhalant and Massage Oil .95 fluid oz bottle sells for $19.95 here.

*Camping Gift Kit – Create a basket with camping items. Pack with his favorite camping essentials and his tried and true camping faves.  Other ideas are…

 

*Yoshi Copper Grill & Bake Mats ($9.99 for a 2-pack sold at amazon, Walmart, Walgreens) — Give the dad who likes to grill these handy mats that enabling grilling without the food falling through the grate.  Foods still have grill marks, too.  The mats still must be cleaned, but not the grill.  Perfect for the camping gift kit and for an outdoor or cooking/grilling themed gift.

*iHome Drop Splashproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Speakerphone – I paid $24.99 for this at Walgreens, BUT I found it for only $11.99 at Groupon.com so definitely check that site for Dad’s Day gift savings.  That is 50% savings.  This handy contraption pairs with your smart device to provide a wireless speaker and speaker phone.  It is splash proof, so it works by the pool (not immersed, though), in the shower and out in the rain.  A great gift to pair with a camping kit.

*The Mini Fire Fighter product.  I do want to say that I haven’t personally tried this product, so I haven’t tested it myself.  So do keep a fire extinguisher on hand.  Check out what this compact user-friendly aerosol firefighting product does.  It is safe, easy to use and tested to EU and USA standards. Mini Firefighter is an essential safety tool to have around the home, the car, in the caravan, near the BBQ, in the toolbox, on the boat or in fact anywhere there is a risk of a fire.  Mini Firefighter is non-toxic, non-irritant and biodegradable which can be used with care in confined spaces.  It’s high cooling capacity forms a stable, heat resistant seal which suffocates the fire stopping re-ignition and turning fat and oil into a soapy mixture.

Picture from the Mini Firefighter website.

Mini firefighter is also easy to clean up as the foam dissolves after use.  I think all households should have this on hand and it makes for a fun and smart addition to Dad’s Fun Thank You-Do-It all gift basket!  The 8.45 oz can sells for $19.50 here.

Last Minute Easy to Get Gift Ideas

These items are sold at some drug stores, Amazon and other local retailers, so this is stuff that you can grab last minute locally…

*Jumbo Moscow Mule Mug ($10.99 at Walgreens) – Moscow Mule cocktails continue to be all the rage and my husband loves to make these, so I got him this fun jumbo sized one for Dad’s Day!  Pair with the ingredients needed to make a mule and this makes a fun gift basket idea. 

*Crafted Imports Bar Set – ($12.99 at Walgreens) – This is great alone or pair with the fun jumbo Moscow Mule mug.

*I know a HERO**I call him DADDY block sign – ($9.99 at AJ’s Fine Foods) – This sweet red, white, blue and yellow sign is a block that can sit on his desk or can be hung on the wall.  A great one from a child to Daddy.

*Crafted Imports Golf Pens ($9.99 at Walgreens) – Pair this set of three golf club shaped pens with a golf store gift card.  Perfect!

*Why A Daughter Needs A Dad & Why A Son Needs A Dad little mini books – ($5.99 each at AJ’s Fine Foods gift section) – These precious little mini books include passages like, “A daughter needs a dad so she will know what it feels like to be somebody’s favorite.”  The son book includes touching phrases like, “A son needs a dad to let him be his equal now and then.”  These little books melt my heart and I bet they will melt a father’s heart, too.

*Hallmark All Star Grandpa Baseball ($9.99 at Walgreens) – Ten bucks and fun alone or if you want to go big, give this to Grandpa along with tickets to a major league baseball game! 

*Signature Greeting Cards Best Dad Ever with removable koozie – Check stores that sell greeting cards for this fun one that includes a koozie.  Pair with his favorite beer and your gift is all set.  I found this card for $8.99 at Walgreens.

*Grasslands Road I Love That You’re My Dad Frame ($17.99 at AJ’s Fine Foods) – Beautiful ceramic/metal frame that fits a treasured 4 x 6 picture for Dad.  This is a great one for the sentimental Dad or Grandpa who loves photos.

*Hallmark Super Dad Trophy ($9.99 at Walgreens) – Perfect from a kid to a Dad this cute trophy has the father wearing a cape. 

Did I list any ideas that fit the father in your life?  I am wishing all a Happy Dad’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freebie Friday Drawing Winner!

Happy Friday!  And Happy Graduation month to a lot of you, too!  And happy summer!  Let’s keep the fun going on this fun Friday by announcing the winner of this week’s drawing.  The prizes this week are summery and fun.  I enjoyed reading some of the comments about the prizes and my blog (thanks for that) with some of the email entries that came in.  The winner today (winner drawn through random.org) wins the lovely white tunic/swimsuit cover-up from KiKisol and a jar of Champagne Fizz Bath Bombs.  Both perfect prizes for relaxing at home in the bath or around the pool.  

And the winner is….drum roll….

Carla Lief from Phoenix, AZ 

(winner drawn through random.org)

Thanks to all that entered.  Stay tuned for more chances to win terrific prizes with our Freebie Friday drawings this summer.  Have a safe holiday weekend.

 

Summery, Splashly Spa Stuff In This Week’s Drawing!

Be sure to enter for your chance to win summery, splashy spa stuff in this week’s Freebie Friday drawing!  The goodies include a pretty and stylish size medium swimsuit cover-up (can also be worn as a tunic/blouse/dress) and a big jar of champagne bath bombs.  Be ready for the beach and pool party in this stylish tunic and soak at home and relax with the Champagne Fizz Bath Bombs!

So lovely and sells for $60 from KiKisol.com.  If you don’t win this one, you can buy it here.

If you are a bath girl like me, you will love these bubbly bath bombs!

Want to win?  Entering is simple!  Simply do this….

  1.  Email your name, email address & where you want the prize items sent if you are the winner to [email protected]

  2. Do this by tomorrow, Thursday, May 24th 10pm Phoenix time.  We will announce the winner (drawn through random.org) on this blog on Friday morning, May 25th.

Good luck!

A Look Back-Son’s Grad Video I Made Is Also Family Love Letter

Happy Graduation Month to so many!  For fun, I took a look back today at my son’s grad video that I made for him in 2016.

Getting to this milestone is horribly wonderful or the perfect term, bittersweet, for the parents. Me two years ago with my now college student. I miss him but my joy for how well he is doing in college outweighs feeling his absence.  Chapter closes, another opens.  So amazing to have a front row seat as a parent.

I worked super hard on the video below and I was able to use some of the skills I learned working in a newsroom.  Two years later, it still makes me cry.  I also watch this and see that this ended up being a heartfelt love letter to my family, extended family and good friends.  So blessed!  It is also my touching tribute to those who left us too soon by the time my son graduated from high school.  Oh my heart.

My favorite parts of this video are the little sister chapter, the grandparents chapter, the milestones, the daddy and son duo section and the cool surprise at the very end.  Sharing again for fun and to celebrate and get in the spirit of graduation week.  For those of you with kids and teens, watch this and you will be reminded just how darn fast they grow up.  For those of you with graduates, congrats!  Enjoy and cherish every moment this month as you celebrate your graduate.  Cheers to your kid…and to you! If you need a good video tool site in the future, I used the terrific site called Animoto that made this feat quite easy!

Marvelous Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so here are some fun, festive, sweet and unique Mom’s Day gift ideas!  Some can be ordered just in time for Mom’s Day and others are available at your local drug store.  Plus there are two hot brands, Tory Burch and philosophy that are now sold in a drug store!  Read on to get the scoop and some gift ideas for Mom.  I showed this stuff in my 3TV morning show segment on the Your Life Arizona show and the hosts and producers loved all of the items!

Take a look.  Here is what I showed with links and all the details…

Vacation Theme Gift Idea

Give Mom a vacation themed gift basket that helps her prepare for the anticipated and upcoming family summer vacation.  Stuff a fun beach bag from Pinkly Perfect that says Take Me To The Beach ($26 at pinklyperfect.com) with the very cool sweatshirt from Pinkly Perfect that sports the fun phrase, Peace, Love, Wine, Vacation that also sells at Pinkly Perfect for $48.  Speaking of perfect, this super cute sweatshirt is perfect for the breezy summer nights at the beach.  Other fun vacation themed items that can be added or given alone is the KiKiSol white sleeveless embroidered tunic (sells for $60) that is a beautiful swimsuit cover up or can also be worn as a summer fashion piece paired with shorts or leggings.  This piece is versatile and pretty and works with the summer vacation gift theme idea.   I also love the pink Capitola tank that says Beach Bound and sells for $24 at Pinkly Perfect.

Treasured Jewelry Theme

Give her a necklace that will make her think of you every time she wears it because this pretty piece of jewelry features a reversible and versatile crystal centerpiece that says LOVE on the other side.  Plus, the length on this pretty necklace can be adjusted to wear as a choker to a long rope.

Great gift idea that sells for only $24 at KIS-Jewelry.com. Other mom jewelry that I showed in the 3TV segment from KIS-Jewelry include the pink Rose Quartz Genuine Stone Statement Bracelet that says “LOVED” that sells for $24 and the Expandable Wire Bangle With Mom Charm that is on sale for $13.50 on the site.  Great deal for a pretty bracelet that sports four charms that say; “Mom” “You are loved” “LOVE YOU” “FOREVER” “BEST” and “WORLDS”.

Beauty Themed Gift From Line That Will Touch Her Heart

A fun beauty line that has perfect beauty products for Mom is called Beauty Bakerie. With cleverly named items like Flour Setting Powder ($24), Wake & Bake Hydrating Face Oil ($28) and Cake Mix Demi Matte Face Foundation ($28), this makeup would be fun to give in a basket with baking items.  This line has a touching story about the founder that is perfect for Mother’s Day.  Founder Cashmere Nicole was a single 16-year-old mother on welfare.  She founded this makeup line and has found success that enables her to donate monthly to teen moms in need.  What a special story. In the segment, I showed the Scoops Élysées Blush Palette that sells for $38, the Versailles Lip Whip ($20) and the $12 Sugar Lip Scrub Add Aim Hi Happiness Aromatherapy Face & Body Mist to the beauty basket for a nice and light mist spray for Mom.  This pretty product is infused with bergamot, ylang ylang and grapefruit.  $18 at www.aimhieveryday.com.

Give her a boxed gift set that is already assembled with the Spongelle Bulgarian Rose set that comes with a body wash infused Spongetté, body wash infused boxed flower and a body lotion.   $40 at www.spongelle.com. 

Sentimental Photo Mom Theme

Get her favorite images off the electronic devices and into these smart easy to place frames that create a gallery by MagnaFrameWith these cool frames, one is secured in the wall with a nail and then the others snap into place adjourned to the nailed one to create a gallery. Photos are easily slid into the frames.  Give Mom a set with her favorite family pictures already placed in the frame or let her fill the frames.  I showed the MagnaFrame Classic White 4 x 4 collection that sells for $49.95.

I love how my two kiddos look in this super cool Light Affection frame!

I have heard that Oprah Winfrey owns one, therefore Mom needs one! Light Affection creates a unique, illuminated piece of artwork from a photo. Light Affection transforms any photo through the use of an energy-efficient halogen bulb that illuminates the image from behind giving it a warm, beautiful glow. The result is spectacular and even appears to be three-dimensional.  Price $65 to $250 and I showed the Light Affection personalized photo lamp that sells for $95.

News Flash!  Two Hot Upscale Brands Now Sold At Drugstores!

Who knew that the line that is all the rage is sold at Walgreens?  I thought this could only be purchased at high end department stores and the exclusive Tory Burch store in Scottsdale Fashion Square! But my blog’s beauty expert, Bianca told me that Walgreens now sells the beautifully packaged Tory Burch perfume for $79.99! 

For philosophy products, I used to go the philosophy store.  Not anymore since Walgreens picked up the brand!  Get Mom the Orange Pineapple philosophy smoothie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath all-in-one cool product.  Sells for $16.99.

Darling Drug Store Stuff

No time to preorder?  Simply head to the drug store to get some great gifts!  These are all sold at Walgreens…

*A Little Something Gold Together Foot Cream & Sock Gift Set – $6.00 

*Champagne Fizz Bath Bomb 10 Count jar of vanilla, champagne & sugar cane bath bombs – $13.99

*Pink & Wood Salad Server Set – $9.99

*Gartner Studios Wine Opener Set – $8.99

*Gartner Studios Pink & White Striped Flask – $10.99

*Soap & Glory Fizz-A-Ball Bath Bomb – $5 at Walgreens – turns bath water a fun pink.  This is also sold at Target for under $5! 

*Tabletop Décor Best Mom Ever sign – $2.99

Did I give you helpful Mother’s Day gift ideas? Do you have any you want to share?  Share here in the comments section.  Wishing all a happy Mom’s Day!

 

 

24 Hour Mom’s Day Gift Giveaway Winner!!

This was the fastest giveaway drawing that we have ever done and we had a lot of entries!  Love it!  Thanks for entering!  So who is our lucky winner today?!?!

First here are the terrific prizes…

This beautiful, reversible and versatile crystal centerpiece necklace from KIS-Jewelry 

AND this cute and sweet little mom desktop block sign!  It is loving and it is a fun home or office decor piece, too!  I love the small square size! 

And that’s not all!  The winner also gets this very nice foot cream and fuzzy soft sock set, too! 

So who is our lucky gal?!?!  The winner (winner drawn through random.org) is…..

Pam Bridge from Phoenix, AZ!!!!  Congrats Pam!!!

Stay tuned for more great giveaway drawings when I return in a few weeks.  I am off to see my own sweet Mama! Happy Mother’s Day out there!