Sunday, January 04, 2009

Tea Time Giveaway


Early morning tea time was something that my Mom cherished. She would get up each day at 4:30 in the morning to sit quietly, writing letters or in her journal with a cup of tea before the rest of the family got up and brought the chaos of life to her world. It was her own special time to feed her spirit and soul.
January 9th is approaching and would have been Mom's 65th birthday. When my sister, Stacey, and I lived closer together, we celebrated Mom's birthday each year with a shopping trip to Billings, Montana and lunch somewhere fun. Something Mom would have enjoyed and definitely something she would have liked to do on her special day. We no longer live close enough to do that, so we've put our heads together and came up with a fun giveaway to honor our Mom's memory. I will be giving away a jar of homemade Russian Tea mix and a mug to drink it in, (Not the one in the picture. I haven't decided on the mug yet.), and Stacey will be giving away a set of stationary with a nice pen to write your letters with. We will each have our own winners, so be sure to hop on over to Staceys blog and leave a comment to enter her giveaway as well. If you want to post our giveaway's on your blog, we will give you an extra entry for the link. Make sure you let me or Stacey know that you linked so we don't miss it. Enter by the end of the day on January 9th for your chance to win these happy birthday gifts.
Thanks for entering and good luck!
~Paula

17 comments:

Lucy said...

What a sweet way to remember your dear Mom. I'm sure she's looking down on you and your sister with lots of pride.

Happy New Year, Paula!

Mary said...

Paula,

A very unique and fun way for you and Stacey to honor your mother.

Take care, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary

calicodaisy said...

Hi Paula: This is a special way to remember your mom's day. I hope you and Stacey have a lot of friends celebrate her memory with you. -- Michele

Femin Susan said...

wow ! so great about you . your posting is very beautiful and different

Anonymous said...

Great way to honor your Mom's memory. Glad you made it home safe. Hard to leave those littles ones I know.
Robin

Susan said...

Great idea, you guys are so inventive!

Terri said...

I think it's a lovely idea to remember a beloved mother's birthday each year with your sister. Your mom must have been so special!

Adrienne said...

Such nice way to remember your mom. My mamma loves tea too. Can't have a cup of it without thinking of her. Tea curred all my hurts when I was younger ... 'broke your arm - have a cup of tea ... sore throat - have a cup of tea ... boyfriend is a jerk ... have a cup of tea'

Love moms!

Cris said...

Dear Paula... I haven't been around for a while and I miss reading your posts... this one is very captivating with the story of your mom. Wishing you and your family a great year. xoxox

Jeni said...

That is really a very unique way to honor the memory of your Mom. Got me to wondering though about something. That being if maybe my kids will do something like that for me, after I'm gone. I'm thinking now if they do, they should give away a nice little box of Gevalia coffee -since they both know how much I dearly love my early-morning caffeine fix!

happy zombie said...

Oh Paula... that is so special. I love the way you guys are celebrating your mom!

LEArning4Him: Lea Family Homeschool said...

I miss your Mom alot and so does my mother.

Please enter me into your drawing using my mom's name: Lynda M. She misses her best friend terribly.

Tipper said...

What a sweet way for you guys to remember and pay tribute to your Mother. Very touching thought!

Love Bears All Things said...

That is a very special way to celebrate.
Mama Bear

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your mom! Happy Birthday Mom!

PatchworkPottery said...

Wonderful way to cherish the memories! Please count me in on the tea! I have a huge tea addiction :o)

Tilly said...

That's a really special thing you're doing in your mum's memory. I too love my early morning peaceful cup of tea -but I can't quite make the 4.30 start!