words of the mother – give away – WINNER

 

 

** this giveaway is now closed.  the winner is amanda! since i will be seeing you in a few days friend, i’ll bring it with me.  i was not sure how to get the little random.org generator on here, but amanda was number 1 literally, and as the winner!  🙂  hopefully some new giveaways will happen in the near future, so stay tuned – it’s so fun to give gifts away!  **

 

 

 

before i thought up of be forever lovely, there was a super cool chick that loved people, and loved peace.

she said this:

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” Mother Teresa

and every day since my idea for this be forever lovely movement began, i’ve wanted to do just that. leave it all lovelier. the people, the places, the situations.

i don’t have all the answers like most mothers do, and i don’t have all the words for the answer to what my mother and the other mothers i love mean to me.

sure, i’ve messed up.  some may be able to call me a hypocrite.  (myself included).  i may not always be able to be forever lovely all the time.

but, no matter the hour, nor the location, nor the stresses or joys, i will seek to LIVE this statement that the eloquent mother of us all has spoken.

Mother Teresa, you had it right.

Better, Happier.

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.

and as a gift from me to you, please leave a comment below for your chance to win this:

a handmade typewriter change purse from Aubrey Plays, that i was supposed to give away for my 2 year blogiversary. (whoops it’s already May!)

also, because Aubrey is a kind blogger and handmade shop owner, she said my readers can use the code MRSFRIDAY for 20% off in her shop!

consider it a gift for Mother’s Day, for being happier, and being better.  the only rule is that you leave me your email address.  OH!  and that you try to abide by Mother Teresa’s words above.  thanks.

(if you want to earn one extra entry, mention this on twitter, or facebook, and share it with me on twitter (@beforeverlovely) , or be forever lovely fb page, and you will earn another chance to win this beauty).  and let me know if you do, okay?  🙂

**this was something i purchased to give away.  this giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.  the giveaway ends on 5/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  the winner will be announced here on the blog.**

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18 Comments

  1. i guess no one wants to win this yet??? step right up people! it’s free! and cute! and handmade!

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  2. amanda

     /  May 10, 2012

    Pick me, pick me 🙂 you can hand deliver it next week and save on shipping!!!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you as well Babs. Because being a “mom” isn’t always about genetics 😉 Xox

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    • thanks friend! i know, i wanted to pay tribute to ALL the mamas that inspire me, all kinds of them out there. 🙂 Love you!

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  3. Rosanne Stratigakes

     /  May 10, 2012

    Barb, Your blogs are always so touching…. this one especially. I appreciate your honesty.
    I’ve been catching-up with emails,bills,rebates…. from being out of town last wkend so didn’t read this right away.

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  4. katie frentz

     /  May 10, 2012

    even if i don’t get your cute prize, i get a hug next week which i’m really looking forward to. love you!

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    • but, you MAY win the prize, and with the hug? it’s like a double rainbow! 🙂 ha ha, thanks for commenting friend. xo

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  5. Ellen

     /  May 10, 2012

    Yay for your first lovely giveaway!

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  6. happygrape2

     /  May 10, 2012

    What a lovely purse! Happy 2nd blogoversary 🙂

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  7. happygrape2

     /  May 10, 2012

    I also shared on facebook!

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  8. It’s so cute! sweetcarolinagrace @ hotmail.com

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  9. such a great post.. leave things lovelier… i love it!

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  10. Kitty

     /  May 15, 2012

    Wonderfully spectacular words to live by and love by – YOU have wonderfully spectacular words!!!

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  11. this is for lulu. she did try to comment, and it didn’t work. 🙂

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