Queen for a Day… and the winner is…

This year”s Mother”s Day giveaway was such a fun gift basket. I was just thrilled to give it away, and today I get to announce the big winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered. We had 1,315 entries on Simple Homemade alone, not to mention on the other amazing SLM giveaways.

Read on to see if you are our winner and for some great deals from our amazing sponsors.

Without further adieu, the winner of the fabulous package of goodies goes to Kim of The Prairie Mama, who had such a sweet comment about her ideal Mother”s Day:

The perfect Mother”s Day would be having all 5 of my children with me on that day. Everyone piling in my bed, bringing me breakfast in bed, a yummy lunch and dinner…but really, just all of us being together would be the best gift ever.

Congratulations, Kim! (You”ll be emailed today.)

Queen for a Day 2012 sponsors

All of us at SLM want to wish a warm thank you to all the Queen for a Day sponsors! These are all amazing shops, and we’re proud to support them and recommend them to you.

Many of the sponsors have provided our readers with coupon codes to make it even easier to order your Mother’s Day gifts. Don’t hesitate to hit up these amazing people and companies to find the perfect gift for the mother in your life.

Accessories, Bags, & Clothing

Arteesta—Use the code QUEEN4ADAY for 10% off through May 31
Epiphanie Bags
Gussy Sews—Use the code GUSSYSEWS15 for 15% off through May 8
Namaste Inc.—Use the code MOM25 for 25% off through May 5
Shabby Apple


EvaJuliet—Use the code FORMOM for 10% off.
Life Manifestos—Use the code SIMPLEHOMESCHOOL for 10% off through May 4 (orders purchased by the 4th are guaranteed to arrive before Mother’s Day)
Mary Kate McDevitt—Use the code MOMSDAY for 10% off
Rebekka Seale—Use the code SIMPLEMOM to get free shipping through April 14 (and her set of 3 flower prints are also on sale for Mother’s Day, all three for $35)
River Luna—Use the code MAMALOVE for 30% off

Bath & Body

Graham Gardens—Use the code Queen25 for 25% off through May 31, 2012 (and they always have flat rate $5 shipping)
Live Beautifully—Use the code MOTHERSDAY20 for 20% off entire purchase until May 14
LuSa Organics—Use the code SIMPLE GIVEAWAY (enter it in the comments field during checkout) for a free bar of naked soap with orders over $35, through May 15
MadeOn Hard Lotion—Use the code SLM2012 for 10% off through May 5
Saville’s Row—Use the code SAVILLE33 for 15% off


Naturally Fun Parties for Kids, Ice Pop Joy, and The Organic Family Cookbook by Anni Daulter
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond
For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom by Dionna Ford
Mother Letters, curated by Sean and Amber Haines—Use the code SIMPLE5 for the price of $5 each through May 4
Whole Grain Baking from King Arthur Flour
The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder Through the Seasons by Amanda Blake Soule– Use the code SimpleQueen for 30% Off Free Shipping for the month of May
Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes by Joy Wilson

Home Goods

EvoLuxe—Use the code 2012MAMA for 15% off through May 8
House & Hold—Use the code SIMPLEDESIGN for 10% off through May 8

Peugeot Spice Mills
Soy Delites Candles—Use the code SIMPLEMOM15 for 15 % off
Teach Your Tot


Allora Handmade—Use the code MOTHERSDAY for 15% off through May 13
Chocolate and Steel—Check the site for the current monthly special
Funky Vintage Lovely—Use the code SIMPLE for 10% off through May 13
—Use the code SIMPLEMOM20 for 20% off through May 2nd
Mercy House—Every purchase directly supports the Mercy House maternity home in Kenya!
Native Shop—Use the code QUEEN25 for 25% off through May 8
Peggy Li Jewelry—Use the code “SHSMOM” for 20% off through May 4
Savage Heart—Use the code SIMPLELOVE for 15% off through May 8

Paper Goods

Paper Coterie—Use the code RECOGNIZEMOM for 60% off through May 4
Primele—Use the code MOMSDAY2012 for free shipping through May 14

Thanks again to all our sponsor and to you, our readers, for making this a great giveaway.

About Nicole

Nicole can be found blogging at her lifestyle blog GidgetGoesHome.com, and is the editor of Simple Homemade. She loves to read, sew, make ice cream, take pictures, watch baseball and go for walks by the beach with her hubby and three little kiddos. She loves anything handmade and is affectionately known as a bit of a hippie among family and friends.


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