Sunday, May 2, 2010

Three Sweet P's (a giveaway)

Sweet P #1:

Pink Polka Dot Martini Glasses (that you can WIN!)

{How CUTE are these?!?!? For martinis, dessert, ICE CREAM?!? *swoon*}


Sweet P #2:

Pampered Chef! These martini glasses are from The Pampered Chef's Help Whip Cancer campaign. In May, when you purchase any product from their Whip Cancer collection, they donate $1 to the American Cancer Society.

I love that this takes place in May, just in time for Mother's Day! (I lost my mom to cancer 10 years ago.) Since 2000, The Pampered Chef has raised nearly $8 MILLION for the American Cancer Society.


Sweet P #3:

*Pink* Lemon Angel Cake

The recipe comes from The Pampered Chef, and you guys, it is delicious!!! It would be perfect for a baby or bridal shower, Mother's Day or a neighborhood cookout. It's a really light cake with a sweet and tart lemon glaze. Mmmmm....

{Because it's Angel Food cake, I can somehow convince myself it's ok to have 2 pieces at one sitting.}

Pink Lemon Angel Cake
(adapted from the Pampered Chef)

pink gel paste food coloring (or 5 drops liquid red coloring)
1 box Angel Food cake mix
3 lemons
2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. Cool Whip
raspberry sauce (for frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed...I couldn't find those)

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together a drop or 2 of pink gel food coloring in the amount of water called for on the box of cake mix.

Follow the instructions on the box for mixing the cake. Pour into a 13 x 9" pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until the cake is golden on the top and slightly sunken in the middle.

Invert pan into a cooling rack and let it cool (upside down) for about 1 & 1/2 hours.

Zest the lemons. Juice lemons to equal 1/3 c. lemon juice. Whisk the zest, juice and powdered sugar until smooth.

Flip cake back to right-side up. Poke holes in the cake with a fork, about 1 & 1/2 inches deep and 1/2 inch apart.

Pour glaze over the cake and spread across evenly. Let the glaze set for 30 minutes.

Cut cake and serve with raspberry sauce (or thawed raspberries in syrup) and top with whipped topping. To be extra fancy, transfer whipped topping to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. :)

{Of course, this cake would be just as good without the pink coloring, but the pink does make it fun!}


The giveaway:


  • To enter, tell a story about your mom (or someone who has been a mother figure to you) in the comments. (I'm really looking forward to your stories!)
  • For an additional entry, tweet the following: "Pink Polka Dot Martini Glasses giveaway from The Pampered Chef & @bakeat350tweets #WhipCancer http://ow.ly/1FWTC "
    ...and leave a separate comment letting me know you tweeted. :)
Giveaway ends May 9th at 8pm Central.

{I was not compensated by The Pampered Chef for this post...I just wanted to spread the word about their Help Whip Cancer campaign and I wanted one of you guys to have those darling glasses!!! Good luck!}

175 comments:

  1. My Mom used to take us to my Grandparent's ranch every summer. My grandpa had a PINK jeep that he used to cart us around in on the ranch. One day, Grandpa drove us to this creek called Crystal Creek (that was on their property). Our family all got out and waded in the creek. We got back into the jeep and my Mom started squirming around and screaming that something was in her pants. She finally ripped off her pants and there was a lizard that had crawled into her underwear!! We nearly died laughing, though she didn't think it was so funny. There were a lot of creatures to contend with at the Ranch ;)

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  2. Sometimes I swear my Aunt was supposed to be my mother. I love my momster dearly, but there's always been this strange, better connection with my aunt. She seems to "get me" in a way that very few people do and for that reason I wish she and I were closer.

    Just last year The Hubs and I happily invited her to our wedding in Sweden and we all had a ball (no honeymoon after the wedding but we took my aunt and my momster to some special-to-us places in Sweden and we all had a very good time).

    Come to think of it, perhaps it's not so strange that I was supposed to be her child... My sister and I claim to each have had the other's daughters! ;)

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  3. Like you...I lost my mom to cancer almost 9 years ago. She was more than a mother, she was my friend and a true inspiration to me.
    I could tell so many stories about her because my memories are so precious.
    But one that comes to mind is when I was younger my dad traveled very often so I used to sleep in bed with my mom. We used to watch those cheesy sunday night moves in bed, sometimes crying or laughing. We would always have popcorn with extra butter. A frozen pepsi in those frosty mugs. I would stick a twizzler in mine as a straw and she would just laugh. I still watch those goofy/cheesy now lifetime movies just for her!
    I would love to drink a frozen pepsi out of one of those martini glasses!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I love these glasses!
    My mom. Yesterday she posted pictures on FB of her, a sledge hammer, and a disassembled bathroom. Mom and Dad are reno'ing the house and I'm pretty sure she's done most of the physical word so far. If I can be doing that well at almost 60, I'll be happy. Nothing keeps my mom down.

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  5. I don't know if I have a story about my mom so much as I just want to describe her. She is the most incredible and inspirational woman I know. All that she is, I can only hope and pray to be one day. She is so full of integrity and compassion, she is beautiful inside and out and she is so fun and silly! And so cuddly. She loves to just hug me all of the time, and I'm twenty, but that doesn't bother he one bit! Heheh. She is just the best mom on the planet. Sorry, I just lucked out! Hahaha.

    caraalynn@gmail.com

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  6. I also tweeted!

    @caraalynn

    caraalynn@gmail.com

    xoxox

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  7. My mom is my best friend. The bond her and I have is absolutely amazing and generally a shock to others. I can't pick one event or point in time that pulls ahead of another to give as a great example of who my mom is. I can only tell you that she is quite a strong, caring woman. She cared for her mother-in-law and her mother as they both fought, and eventually lost their lives to cancer. Then, a couple years later my mom battled cancer herself - and won. My mom handled all of these events with such grace, she definitely is a person that I am so glad to call my mom... and my best friend. :)

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  8. Growing up, my mom and in would schedule "Girl's Night Outs" about every two weeks. These ar some of my favorite memories -- window shopping, going to the movies, and just *talking*.

    Now, my mom and I hang out all the time. Shes my best friend and I feel like we can talk about anything.

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  9. My mom is amazing - one thing that makes her stand out is her amazing gift giving. She does it for all the right reasons and thinks about people she loves at all times. She find gifts (little things) everywhere and makes you feel so special and loved each times she sees you. It's not really about the gift, but more about how well she listens, knows people, and finds things that fit perfectly for them. There's a million other things I love about her, but this always makes me smile when I think about it.

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  10. My mom is an amazing woman and a great influence in my life. She has taught me everything from the importance of hard work and serving others to preparing healthy home-cooked meals for the family.
    When I was younger and still lived at home, I used to lay on her lap and she would stroke my hair. Now I do that to my little girls. I love it!

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  11. My mom would make Sour Cream Cookies and they were the BOMB! The kids in the neighborhood would turn up their noses when they heard the name, but once they tried them they would ask my mom to make up a batch on a regular basis. My mom loved to read, do crossword puzzles, and watch 'Wheel Of Fortune'. She lost her battle with colon and liver cancer this last August and I miss her more than I can say. I am active in Relay For Life because I HATE CANCER'S GUTS, and one day we're going to beat it.

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  12. My mom is very supportive. I had a miscarriage a little over a month ago and she came swooping in to help myself and my husband. She will make a wonderful grandmother one day.

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  13. My mom is amazing! She is the strongest woman I know! The most recent lesson she taught me is that you're never too old to truly live your life! My Dad passed away 8 years ago and my mom just started to date a few months back. She's 61 and now has 3 'boyfriends' on the go - none of which knows the other exists! She's absolutely loving life again and I couldn't be happier for her! I'm actually living vicariously through HER instead of the other way around! LOL!

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  14. My Mom and I are talking on the phone almost every day. Last week she was on holiday with a few of her friends and those friends are manic athletes. My poor mother just wanted to read a good book, go swimming and relax but they dragged her on 6 hour bike rides every single day. She always called to tell me she would complain when she could talk openly but "really, this is horrible. What was I thinking?"
    We laughed so hard when we talked on the phone when she was back home.

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  15. My mom has always been a source of inspiration to me. As a breast cancer survivor, she has taught me everything about being strong and positive even in the more dire of circumstances. She's my daily inspiration.

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  16. My mother single-handedely raised me and my siblings. She was always putting our needs ahead of hers. She used to work little lemonade stands with us, buying all the supplies, then when we were tired, and done selling, she would take our 'earnings' and take us to the show. I know now that we did not make a lot for that, but it didn't matter, it was her way of rewarding us. I love my mummie so much! ♥

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  17. I lost my mother to cancer when I was 14. Each summer before she got sick we planted TONS of daylilies in our yard. Every day at breakfast we would guess how many new blooms there would be that day and then go out on to the deck to count them. It was such a simple thing, but I loved it. And it is my favorite memory of her.

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  18. i tweeted it also! :) (twitter: steff_says, blog = www.steffsays.com)

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  19. My mom has always been supportive of everything my siblings and I do, and when we're down she's the first person to try to cheer us up. Last year when I was laid off, she flew seven hours down here and showed up at my door with a bottle of wine. We had so much fun that weekend, I realized that losing my job wasn't as big of a deal as I was making it out to be.

    Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway!

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  20. I have had the blessing of two amazing mom's -- my biological mother, and my step-mom.

    My mom is who I get my creativity from -- she always made our banners for soccer, baked tons of treats for EVERYTHING, and is in short, a perfectionist when it comes to presentation and creativity. She also was an amazing athlete in her day, throwing a baseball farther than some men, shooting the basketball with incredible accuracy, and always encouraging my sister and I to engage in physical activity.

    My stepmom was the picture of grace. She passed away in February after battling cancer for 4 years. Never did she complain, and she always thought about others before herself. Even at Christmas, two months before her passing, while she was very weak, she made sure that all of the packages had perfect handmade bows, and that everyone was accounted for.

    I have been SO BLESSED by the women in my life -- my mom, step-mom, grandmas, and aunt...they have all made me who I am!

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  21. My mom's favorite cake was always a pink angel food cake, it was so pretty. I subscribe by rss.

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  22. I love my mom, she is one of my best friends. We always find something to laugh about so it is hard to think of one story but this one I will share:

    I was cleaning out the pantry and found canned food that expired 5 years ago. That wouldn't be so odd or horrible but we have only lived in our newest apartment for 4 years! This canned food was expired when we moved in! My mother, wonderful woman that she is, packed up EXPIRED cans and brought them IN A MOVING VAN to our new place.

    I will never let her live this one down, so every time I go to make soup or use a canned item I dramatically check the expiration date :P

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  23. There have been many "mom" figures in my life. Not only has my own Mom blessed me with so much but so have many other women. There was a group of 3 women from my church when I was growing up that I babysat for and they shared with me so much that I didn't realize until I became a mom myself. Spending time with your children, eating as a family and remember to laugh and have fun were amazing tidbits that was shared by these women.

    My Mom has given me a wonderful shoulder to lean on when ever I have needed it and between her and my mother-in-law they helped me so much after I gave birth to my son.

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  24. My mom was the BEST mom!! I lost my mom 6 years ago..she battled lung cancer for two years. It has been a long road .. I don't think you ever get over the loss you just learn to live without them. I miss her every single day!! She was my best friend!! She was so much fun...she had so much energy..I mean she could run circles around my sister and I. We would just laugh at how she could just go and go. A funny thing I remember about her is she could do the splits and the Y scale..she was so cute...at the age of 70!! She was the most caring and selfless woman I have ever known. She would just hug us all the time and she loved to hold hands..so sweet! Happy Mother's Day!!

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  25. "Pink Polka Dot Martini Glasses giveaway from The Pampered Chef & @bakeat350tweets #WhipCancer http://ow.ly/1FWTC " tweeted y darylcalla

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  26. My Mom is a strong lady who helps others continually. She loves the Lord and her family.

    One day as a teen, I sassed her so my punishment was to practice sliding into a base. She was also my softball coach...to this day, I'm still a good slider! :)

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  27. I was thinking about this today - back when I was in middle school and high school, I would come home, and my mom and I would eat frozen blueberries with Cool Whip and sit on our porch talking about our day.

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  28. I don't have a particular story either but in general, my mom is wonderful. I have a chronic illness and she is constantly there for me, in all ways. She makes coping with my situation a lot easier than it would be without her help and support. I am so thankful for her!

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  29. I lost my mom 7 years ago this October to Melanoma Lung Cancer. My mom was an angel and mother to five. She opened her heart & her home to foster children and cared for and nurtured them as if her own. Later she opened her home to daycare watching kids of all ages for practically no pay. Her love for life, children, her patience and her easygoing spirit was amazing. Theres not a day that goes by that I don't think of her and miss her dearly. Thank you for the chance to win those amazing glasses!

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  30. My mom is my absolute best friend! She is my favorite person in the world (besides my sweet husband, of course). We have been through so much together. But my favorite memory is probably this past December when my mom, sister, and I went to Dallas to find me and my husband (who couldn't get off work) a place to live. My family always goes on family vacations, but we have never been on a girls only trip! It was so much fun. We slept late, ate some great food, found DH and I a house :), and shopped! It was a trip I will never forget.

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  31. I must tell you that the glass's are awsome! Yes...I may be a bit bieased cause I sell Pampered Chef..but..they really are a blast! I earned them in Febuary for selling a certine amount and have used them a TON!

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  32. I've lost two family members to cancer and there is another one with cancer. It's really hard, and sad, but you learn so much from the experiences. Each time it's a new one.

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  33. I always felt a motherly connection with my best friend's mother, who battled breast cancer, won, then passed away of brain cancer while we were still in high school. I remember when we had a huge celebration for her birthday. We all sat around a table and played Cranium. It was my friend's turn, and he had to act out a famous person. He got "Yo-yo Ma", but THOUGHT it said "Yo Mamma" and tried his best to impersonate his mother! It was the best laugh I've ever had. If I remind him of it to this day, he gets embarrassed, and it was more than 7 years ago.

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  34. I had one of the best relationships with my mother as a teenager. I think that is why I really want to have a little girl so I can share all those memories with her. Many times on a weekend we would spontaneously decide to go some where last minute, pack everything then leave. It was so fun to be just two girls out on a weekend having fun at a water park or just a new city we have never been to. Kind of reminds me of the song, Girls just wanna have fun. Gosh, I love my mom!

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  35. You are so inspiring! I can't wait to show my friends this info.
    My mother has so much talent in baking and crafting and pretty much anything she puts her mind to. She is a great role model for me and my kids.

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  36. My mom is the most inspirational person in the world. She was in an abusive relationship and worked 3 jobs at one time to support her children. She got out of the relationship and now works at a cancer care center where she gives back to others daily. She is the most selfless and courageous woman I know.

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  37. My Mom spoke little English, couldn't drive and worked as a cleaning lady for a hotel to put her 5 children through college (with my dad). She's worked so hard to provide a better life for my siblings and me. I love my mom (even though we can drive each other crazy) and I love going to my parents house and just hang out with her.

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  38. I lost my mom 14 years ago to breast cancer. I still miss her everyday. She was a wonderwoman and could do anything. We used to camp every sumer, all summer on Cape Cod. My dad would come down on his days off, but for the rest of the week the 7 of us kids and my mom were on our own. There was no electricity or sewer hookups, but we felt like we had it all. My mom would even make homemade lasagna, and cook it on the grill!! It took her all day, I am sure...

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  39. I don't really know what to say. I lost my mom to cancer almost 4 years ago. She was my best friend, my kindred spirit. She taught us to be strong, stand up for what is right, AND to be respectful, gracious, fun-loving people. It's a difficult balance, but she pulled it off effortlessly.

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  40. I tweeted! Love your giveaways - if only I could win one. :)

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  41. I love my mother! We took a trip to London when I was a freshman in high school to visit my older brother who was living there at the time. We had breakfast at a Dunkin Donuts there (not sure why we weren't sampling the local fare...probably because I was super picky then) and we were ready to go and my brother and I got up to leave and my mom said she couldn't leave yet. We asked her why and her response was "I have to wait to see this boy's pants!" Turns out my mom was listening to a table of girls talking about a boy who had left to use the restroom and how he only shops at Harrods and the pants he had on that day were very expensive. My mom insisted on waiting for him to come back so she could see these pants they were talking about. From that day on my brother and I both picked up the habit of listening to others conversations. Better watch out if you are talking anywhere near us!!

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  42. My mom use to always say "I will always be your best friend" and I use to think she was crazy! But now, at the age of 32, she is right. My mom means the world to me and I can't imagine a day going by that I don't have her to talk to and be my number one fan. Mom makes the BEST pound cake and I still can't sew like she does, but I am getting better at both. It is so much fun to now watch her be a grandmother to my two nephews and to love on my sister and I as adults.

    One of my favorite memories is when we girls would dress up in her slips or silk nightgowns and put on costume jewelry, and then pretend to be "rich" women having parties. We would have cheese and crackers, and drink white grape juice out of wine glasses. We of course did not have that much growing up, but Mom sure did make us feel that we did!

    Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

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  43. I tweeted too!

    http://twitter.com/aunt_pea/status/13266962986

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  44. I don't have any endearing mother stories - she was mentally ill and while I don't blame her for illness - I don't have anything wonderful and warm to share but I would still like to enter the giveaway...I could use a drink (just kidding).

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  45. My mom is pretty awesome,she did whatever it took to raise my brother and me. I couldn't love or appreciate her more!!!!

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  46. A few years ago, my brother and I were joking about having a harry potter party, he and i read the books, our dad reads the books, our mother does not. While throwing out ideas, my mother said "I'll be the witch!" We all burst out laughing. It's been about 3 years and we still tease her about that. ;)

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  47. My mom always thought of cooking as a chore, and could never understand why I enjoyed it. For my 21st birthday, she said she wanted to give me something memorable that would last, so of course I asked for a KitchenAid mixer. Instead, I got diamond earrings. Not that I'm complaining since they are beautiful :).

    Also, I tweeted! (@gabycakes87)

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  48. Delicious looking and pretty cake. My grandmother pretty much raised me, and I am very much appreciative to her. She was always there for me with great advice and support. She is 85 now and still my best friend.

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  49. My first two kids were born during our long summer school holidays, so my mum, who worked in a school, was always able to be there for their birthday parties. Along came #3, in school term, so Gran was only there on weekend birthdays. #3 was having her 5th birthday party on a Thursday, and desperately wanted her Gran there. My mum agonised for weeks - as a child of the depression she never ever took sick leave and eventually at the last minute told her colleagues she had a migraine and took off for my house - 1 hour away! By the time she got to us, she felt s guilty she had given herself a stress headache, and could not eat or drink. Imagine how she felt, mixing with 15 4 & 5 year olds, and almost as many "gee that wine is good" mums. No-one knew she wasn't well though, until after she had done her grandmother duty. She died last year, just after her 57th Mother's Day, but her great-grandchildren reap the benefit of her lessons in how to be a mother and grandmohter.

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  50. My mom is the most giving person I know. She volunteers for the Salvation Army and buys clothes for needy children all year long. She sits with elderly people that need a companion, she is very involved in the womens group at our church and works in our church memorial garden weekly pulling weeds, pruning & planting. She babysit all four of her grandchildren full time until they went to school & continues to watch them during the summers. I could go on and on about her. She is always there for us no matter what we need. I love her more than anything in the world!!!!

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  51. Given that I live in NZ its probably not very practical for me to win the giveaway but I thought I'd share a story of my Mum anyway because of how fabulous she's been. She works as the head of a Oncology nursing unit and when I was having chemotherapy about 5 years ago she was my rock. Whenever I would refuse to get out of bed because of the nausea she'd bully me by telling me the little old ladies they had in a work weren't as big a sooks as I was. Once I got out of bed from sheer shame she'd cook whatever I could stomach eating regardless of what it was or where she had to go to get ingredients. One time she had to drive an hour to a lavender farm to buy fresh cooking lavender to make me cupcakes!

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  52. I just tweeted it! Thanks for making it easy!

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  53. I have always had a roller coaster relationship with my mom. I love her, but we got along better than we ever had when I moved out after high school. She is an awesome grandmother though and I am so thankful my son enjoys spending time with her!

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  54. Oh my goodness I absolutely adore those martini glasses. My mum is absolutely fabulous! Still sends me Easter packages or miss you packages just to bring a smile to my face. With us living in different states now we have a snail mail card collection from each other. I love getting the mail and having that reminder that my Mum is thinking about me!

    xo

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  55. I can't think of a really great story about my Mom, but she is definitely a great example to me of how to remain positive. She had a rough childhood and you would never know it, which helped break the cycle so I could have a better childhood. :)

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  56. My mom is the most wonderful woman I know. She married my dad when she was only 17, and they were married for almost 30 years until my dad passed away. For more than half of their marriage, she cared for my ailing father 24 hours a day, all the while working full time, sometimes at two jobs, to provide my sisters and I. I hope that someday I'm able to repay the huge sacrifices she made and her hard work.

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  57. My Mom is such a strong lady. She had to start over 20 years ago with no more than the clothes on her back. Since then she has retired from a good job, owns a home, car and has money in the bank. She looks terrific at 74. If I am only so lucky to have her strength and determination.

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  58. My mom is an amazing wife and mother. But, it's been in recent years I have truly grown to admire her. She was a SAHM for 18 years and went to work as a real estate agent when I went to college. We all thought it was a "hobby" at first - something to do since her kids were grown. But, she has become so successful, is one of the top 20 agents in the state, and contributes greatly to her and my dad's income. I'm SO proud of her for becoming a career woman...and doing it with style and class!

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  59. My great aunt Nelly was/always has been a huge factor in my life. She was one of the strongest women I have ever known. Anytime my mother and I would visit family we would stay with her and she would take all around the city, cook amazing food and tell even more amazing stories. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer she would not let that get her down. After her double mastectomy she put off this attitude that I still hold close, even without her breast it didn't make her any less a woman and any less a fighter. Sadly she lost her life when was entering my teen year to a brain aneurysm but I still several small things to always remember her by and a lifetime of memories. Not to mention another guardian watching over me and every step I take.

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  60. My mom was all the parent a kid could need. She was not a chef (or baker) by any means, but she had an incredible imagination, so when it came to creating the ultimate ice cream sundaes, no one could top her. She was the queen of magic shell and cereal as sprinkles... whatever we could find in the cabinets that worked.

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  61. my mom is great. she has a kidney disease but is very strong and always seems to have a happy face. i love her very much.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  62. I lost my mom much to early when I was only 31. She did love to have fun, though!
    Thanks for the chance to win those FUN, FUN glasses!

    Suzanne

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  63. When I was younger, my mom & I tended to "butt heads" a lot. I was strong-willed and so was she. Now that I am a mom myself, I realize it's no easy task raising kids. I get along with my mom now, and we talk on the phone every day. This year, my best friend took both our moms on a girls trip to Las Vegas. We took in a few shows, walked a bunch and had a GREAT time bonding. We've decided it's something we plan to do every other April. Next trip... New York :o)

    amykalb@gmail.com

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  64. My daughter is such a good example of what a loving mother should be. I really think she is a better mother to her children, than I was too her. There are just too many stories of her kindness and love with her two girls. She is truly a good example to me.

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  65. I have good stories of my mom, really I do... but the first story to pop in my head was when she shouted out her car window "MAKE GOOD CHOICES" as she dropped me off in high school, in front of everyone to see (and hear). that's my mom :)
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  66. tweet http://twitter.com/amolino/status/13282855996

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  67. My mom is one of my closest friends. She's supportive and encouraging in all ways. I honestly don't know what I would do without her.

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  68. I just want to give a shout out to my amazing mom. My teenage sister was diagnosed with ulceritive colitis and hasn't been able to move much and my mom has been so good sleeping with her every night and leaving work every few hours and doing everything for her. My mom is just so incredible and I love her A LOT!

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  69. My momma is such an awesome Mom! She's so lovin', Christ-like, and just an all around good person! She cares for those in need and loves everyone :)

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  70. My mom always made every task look so easy, and still does. Cooks, bakes, sews, refinishes furniture, needs very little rest and is beautiful. I loved coming home and smelling fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, and now laugh when she says she like the way I bake them better than hers :) She's wonderful!

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  71. I tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/createdbydiane/statuses/13289716572

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  72. My mum had six children and was still a mum of school aged children when I had my first child. So all of her advice was first hand and based on recent experiences. I have just moved back to my home town after 22 yrs of a long distance relationship and I'm loving it!

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  73. What an amazing looking cake and a great cause.
    My mum is the best person ever. She is always so supportive to me and my brother and sister and is easy to talk to. I have so many stories of her, most too 'rude' to tell!! She works so hard, especially on a sunday - she plays the organ for a church service in the morning, then comes back and cooks a full roast dinner with a crumble for dessert, then goes out again in the evening for evensong. She is supermum!

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  74. My mother, a breast cancer survivor, is not much of a cook, but she makes the best fudge sauce for ice cream. We used to find the pan in the fridge, with a spoon left in it...no ice cream necessary!

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  75. my best moments with my mom come at the times when we realize the generation difference between us. she has recently become quite the texter, and sent me a message about something she found on sale, ending with 'HALA!'. when i saw her, i was like, ha-la?! what does that mean.. she said, you know, 'holla'.. like 'holler'. ever since then we both use hala. it cracks me up.

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  76. My mom is the sweetest, most giving person that I know! She is always giving and doing for others before herself-I can only hope to be like her some day!

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  77. my grandmother was my inspiration in life, she was always there for me when I had a question on life's important things..I spent every summer with her and learned so much how to cook, entertain, laugh oh yes we laughed....I miss her so much I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to her I have so many questions of things I need help with so instead I talk to her at night looking up at the moon....I know she hears me :-)
    my family always tell me I remind them of her makes me feel so proud because she rubbed off....

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  78. My Mama is so special to me. Most of my favorite memories of her come from my adult life. We're friends now and its great! We took a trip to Nashville together a few years ago and we laughed so hard we cried while driving up the interstate. I love it that we can share secrets and stories and laugh together!

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  79. Not entering the contest, just posting a comment to say that I think it is a wonderful gesture you are doing with this give-away and raising awareness for cancer and for companies (Pampered Chef) that go the extra mile to help raise funds.

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  80. My Mom is great, even though she may drive me crazy. She does crack me up on many occasions by not fully thinking things through. Not the important things, just the little things. One day about 5 years ago, I was visiting for the weekend, and she dumped the rest of some beef stew she made down the drain. Only one problem, we don't have a garbage disposal! Never have! My Mom was just about 50 at the time, but I was worried. I still don't fully understand, but she said she thought the pieces of carrot and beef were small enough to just go right through the pipes! LOL! WHAT?! So, of course...a few pieces of beef, carrots AND potatoes got lodged in a piece of pipe in the cellar. I was the one, in the cellar, unscrewing pipes and declogging beef stew gunk for an hour! Gotta love her. But she will never hear the end of the beef stew incident.

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  81. I think that I have the best mom in the world!!! I'm 26 have been married for 3 1/2 years. This Thanksgiving my family got together in Branson for a week. Got there Sunday with a fever started coughing the next day. Spent all of my time on the cough or bed. Wednesday night I went to the ER because I wasn't getting better and was admitted "overnight". I ended up spending 9 nights in the hospital with bad pneumonia (I had a chest tube in). My husband, Dad, siblings went home Sunday and Mom stayed with me in the hospital. If she wasn't there with me I think I would have gotten a lot worse and spent a lot more time in the hospital. She fed me, helped me try to get comfortable, and all that stuff nurses don't have time to do. I love my mother!!!

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  82. MY mom and I haven't always had the best relationship but she is still my mother whom I love very much. She lives in CA while I live in TX and I miss her and the rest of my family a lot. One thing that I love that she does is write me notes and mails them to me. I love getting things in the mail, especially when it is from her.

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  83. My mom is one of those mom's who's whole life was her kids. She spent so much time volunteering at the schools we went to that everyone, teachers & students, knew who she was. I'm the youngest child and graduated from college 2 years ago. We were all a little worried about how mom would do with her empty nest because for the last 28 years she had been so "mother" focused. But she surprised us all by striking out her own path with passions of her own and it's been so much fun to watch her getting involved and leading her own life! I really am proud of her for not slowing down just because her kids have grown up.

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  84. my story is a current one. my mom is 86 years old and she lives in an assisted living residence. this weekend she was patiently sitting at the group table, waiting to play bingo, when another female resident walked up to play. she decided mom was sitting in her chair and punched mom in the arm, leaving a considerable bruise. my little 4'10, 100-lb. mom, who walks with the assistance of a walker, got up and proceeded to TRY to duke it out. a nurse had to step in and break it up before either one fell over, or fell down, or actually made contact - what were they thinking?!? that's my most recent mom story - even at 86 she stands up for herself and doesn't let anyone take advantage of her - although not in necessariliy the most appropriate response - lol!

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  85. I can't say enough good things about my mom. She is generous, kind and supportive in every way. After my parents divorce she picked herself up and is more independent know then she ever was with my dad. I am proud of her and proud to be her daughter.

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  86. My Mom is the strongest person I know. In the same month she badly broke her leg and then got laid off from her job she'd been at for 25 years. She was told that she may never walk properly again since she shattered her left femur. After surgeries and months of recovery she was able to not only walk but run as well. As for her job, she started her very own landscaping business like she's always wanted to.

    She's proved to me that you should not only follow your dreams, but also never let someone tell you otherwise.

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  87. When I was young, my mom used to read "The Monster at the End of This Book" to me over and over and over again because it was my favorite! Now my baby is one year old and I bought him the book with fond memories of my mom reading it to me. Now he wants me to read it over and over and over again and all I can think of is "oh, my poor mom!!" But, she was so good to me :)

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  88. My mom and I have always been close.
    This is just a small part of a poem that I love that sums up my mom:

    Thank you God....

    For pretending not to notice that one of your angels is missing and for lending her to me. You must have known how much I would need her, so you turned your head for a minute and allowed her to slip away to me.

    Sometimes I wonder what special name you had for her. I call her "Mother." To think of not having her with me is unbearable. I don't know what I would have done without her all these years.

    She hurts when I hurt. She cries when I cry. And she will not be happy until she has seen a smile on my face once more. God, please thank the other angels for filling in for her while she is away. I know it hasn't been easy. Her shoes would be hard to fill. She has to be one of your GREATEST MIRACLES God, and I want to thank you for lending my Mother to me.

    Thanks for the giveaway Bridget!♥

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  89. I also tweeted it @Hot_Polka_Dot.

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  90. You never realize how much your mom is willing to do anything for you. 3 months after our firstborn son was born, 9-11 occured, and my Marine Corps husband had to leave on a 7 month deployment. I was stressed about him being overseas; I was living a new city, alone with a newborn and was still working. My mom dropped everything and moved in with us so that I wouldn't be alone and to take care of her grandson so I could stay teaching and keep my mind occupied. I still get teary-eyed thinking about it.

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  91. I lost my mom when I was 30, she left me with so many memories though, things we did and things we didn't do! She had a sunny outlook all the while she was ill for almost 21 years!

    Thank you for reminding me to remember again!

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  92. My mom is seriously the strongest, bravest and most beautiful woman I know(on the inside and out). Neither of my parents went to college so they both worked really hard at their blue collar jobs to give me the life I had while growing up. Last summer my dad passed away leaving my mom a widow at the age of 53. It was the hardest thing both of us have ever gone through, but it made me realize how much I love her and how important having her in my life is. I don't know what I would do without her.

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  93. Wow. This is a great give a way and a great cause. My mom died of breast cancer 4 and a half years ago. She was the most amazing woman in the world. She would wake up at 5 am, go to the gym, come home, get ready for work, work full time as an accountant, come home from work and make her husband and her 5 kids a delicious dinner EVERY NIGHT, clean the house, make treats for neighbors, visit sick women, etc, etc, play with the kids, read to the kids, put the kids to bed then read or play the piano. I remember being a little girl hearing her play the piano. I would sneak and sit on the stairs and listen. She always knew I was there so I would go and sit by her on the piano bench and just listen. When my mom was diagnosed with inflammatory breast caner my world fell apart. I was finishing graduate school and could barely live on. But, she taught me to be strong and to have faith. She never complained. And for as long as she could she did the same things she always did. I am thankful for her sick years because I was able to learn her skills. I learned to cook, bake, clean and love. I am now pregnant with my own baby girl, my first. I hope to leave the same legacy my mother left with me. I don't have a twitter account so I won't be able to tweet...

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  94. My mom has always been there for me. I have other girlfriends, but I can truly say my mom is my best friend. We talk about everything. I usually don't go a day without talking to her on my cell phone. Just wouldn't be a complete day without talking to her.

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  95. My mom was such a treasure! My dad died when I was 13 leaving her with nine (9!) children to raise. As you can imagine, money was hard to come by. So when things broke she often couldn't get them fixed right away. An example is the time the car transmission broke and the car would not drive forward. Her solution? She drove us to school BACK WARDS via a side street! I was so mortified I huddled on the floor until we got there and begged her to leave us off two blocks from school! Is that funny, or what?!

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  96. Think I need some Pink Lemon Angel Cake for lunch! Guess I'll have to wait until after dinner. Shucks!

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  97. Bridget, my brothers, sister and I lost our mom to cancer 9 years ago. It still hurts, especially right now with Baby en route. I'm sure you understand.

    Love all this pink stuff! Thanks for sharing, as always.

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  98. I was never really close to my mom, but my grandmother has been my best friend as far back as I can remember.
    While my mother was very straight-laced and conservative, choosing not to "hear" stories of undergrad goofiness, my Gramma would call me on Saturday night just as I would leave my dorm for a party. We would chat the whole way to the location, and she would insist that I call her on my way home -- regardless of the hour.
    To this day, my favorite times have been sharing those midnight phone calls with my Gramma. And this summer, I look forward to having her escort me down the aisle at my wedding.

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  99. I also lost my mom to cancer, but before I was even old enough to have any kind of memories of her. What I have, though, are all the stories she left in her journal. From amazing to thoughtful to hilarious. I am so grateful for these.
    Everyone that knew her always tells me of how much I look like my mom. What I got most recently though, from a visit with my aunt, was how I am so much like her in character. My response to this was tears and hugs, and to wonder how that can be when I never knew her. I know it means that she still plays a role in my life, and is very close, though not physically.

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  100. My mom used to let me and my 3 brothers take turns staying home from school to spend the day with her. We would bake something yummy and build a huge fort in the living room with sheets and then eat inside.
    Very fun times!

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  101. My mom is just awesome. The first story that came to mind is one that I barely even remember, but it's a good one:
    I was about 4 or 5 years old and older brother had reached the LAST level on Super Mario Brothers. He was just a few steps away from defeating Bowser and beating the game! Then, being the curious little sister that I was, I tried to play with his game. Big mistake. I deleted all of his progress. My brother was quite distraught, to say the least. But my mom, bless her heart, stayed up ALL NIGHT LONG playing Super Mario Brothers to get his game back to where he had left off. Isn't that just great? Even though she didn't directly help me, I'm sure my brother would have subjected me to my fair share of torture had it not been for her. Ha. :)

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  102. My mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer in September. She has been such an inspiration as she has been through this journey. I have seen the tears and her fear, and also the smiles and joy as she continues to being done with all the treatment and totally cured. She has already been through the surgery and chemo and now all she has left is the radiation. She has been so strong through this whole time. I don't know how she did it. God has helped her and our family out so much during this time.
    My mom is my hero!

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  103. I'm grateful for all of my inspirational moms out there, because I didn't get in the right line for mother in heaven. My mother-in-law is on of my inspirational mothers. She's kind, considerate, and just a lovely person over-all. We're hoping to move closer to my in-laws this fall, and I'm excited to get to know her better.

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  104. My Mother-in-law loves to set a beautiful table and invite people over for a lovely lunch or dinner. She has also recently learned how to decorate cakes, tests out recipes. All while working full time and taking care of family members in declining health. She is inspiring! I have always loved The Pampered Chef's products.

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  105. My mom is amazing! She has always been very hard working, very strong willed, very loving, and very supporting. When I turned 18 - I turned into an anti-mother, I can do this all by myself she devil, and moved across the country by myself. Since then, I moved back home, and back out, gotten married, and my parents got divorced - through all of that my relationship with my mother has blossomed into something I never thought it would. I'm very lucky for the mother that I have and I love her more than she could ever imagine!! Love the glasses and thank you!

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  106. My mother and I have always been really different people. We don't look alike or act alike or really have much in common. But since I've moved away from home, she and I have become such better friends, and really formed a relationship.

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  107. Yum, yum, yum!
    I'm not entering the giveaway because 1) I don't drink (although candy would be ADORABLE in them) and 2) we're moving soon and my husband will kill me if I have anything new to back. :) Just wanted to stop by and say "hi" and love the pink recipes--we are all about pink around here.

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  108. My mom was the best! I lost her at age 17 to ovarian cancer. She was fun and silly and reminded me how short life is. I remember her dancing in the grocery store to the charleston...just because. Why not just dance when you feel like it? Now I know why but when I was a teenager the answer was because MOM! You might embarress me!

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  109. My mother in law is amazing! She put together my wedding when my (now) husband and I were full time students. We were several states away and she did everything with me over the phone.

    So I met her in person for the first time on the day before the wedding and she was everything that I could wish for in a mom. Loving and welcoming (still is!)

    So we were poor and broke and my dress was a great deal because the zipper was busted...she was sitting on the couch putting in a new zipper and I was amazed at how talented she was.

    Her 3 boys wanted to be sure that she wasn't being given too much credit so they started telling me tales of her beating off a swarm(?) of tarantulas. I'm looking at this sweet lady and imagining her wielding a broom like a weapon against a nightmare.

    She just took all the teasing and bragging in stride....years later, she confessed that her boys were 2,3 and 4. There were 3 tarantuas, but she never wanted to ruin their memories! My husband is 40 now and still swears that it was at least a hundred!

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  110. My mom was amazing, one of my fondest memories of her was back when I was 4 or 5 years old. She loved to cook and would place a stool in our kitchen and set up flour salt eggs and other ingredients so that I could pretend to cook a long with her. She was such a strong woman and although she was very sick she never let anyone know how serious it really was, she lived her short life as though she could conquer the world. She passed away when I was 7 (she was only 34) and although I don't remember as much as I wish I did I can only hope to one day be as wonderful as she was!

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  111. Oh, the stories I could tell about my Mom! My dad passed away when I was 9, the oldest of 4 kids. So my mom worked so hard, all the time! She alway's did odd jobs for people and worked 2 jobs, all while raising 4 kids by herself. She alway's made it to our ball games, play,s, choir performances, and anything that was important. She has devoted her entire life to raising her kids and now she spends much of her time helping with grandkids.She is amazing and I love her!!

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  112. Now that I am a mommy (I have an 8 month old) I am beginning to realize how amazing my mom was and is. I always thought she was great, but I had no idea just how great until I have had the privilege of experiencing the sacrifice of motherhood for myself. But she never made us feel like a burden and I always felt like we were her favorite past time. Even when I was sick or sad or even mad at her, she was super patient and kind. I want to be like her when I grow up.

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  113. My mom is simply amazing. She is the most selfless, thoughtful and generous person I have ever known. She had a terrible childhood and provided us with the best childhood one could ask for. She just spent the weekend with me for my bachellorette party and bridal shower and it was so amazing, she treats all of my friends like her children and we are all in our 30's! Cant deny a mothers love!

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  114. What a super giveaway...I love those glasses! My mom was a one of a kind. I lost her when she was only 51 to heart disease. But I'll always have her colorful sayings (some that I can't repeat) and wonderful southern cooking in my heritage to help me remember.

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  115. I did the tweet thing too!

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  116. My mom is definitely my best friend. I remember, when I was in my rebellious, somewhat stupid, early teen years, people would constantly tell me how much I looked like, talked like, even walked like my mom. I hated being compared to her. However, I quickly wised up and realized how extremely lucky and flattering it was to be likened to my mother. She is the most self-sacricing, sweet, laid-back lady I know. I miss her now that we live far apart, and call her almost every day. I recently got married and of course am starting to catch the contagious baby brain, and I only hope that I will be able to be half as good at motherhood as my mom is. :)

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  117. I do not have a story about my Mom but she has always been there for me and is a great cook. When asked she will come and clean my Master Bathroom but she is reluctant to do so because I am so picky and go right behind her. But, she is a good mother and I am so Thankful that she is still a part of my life!!!

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  118. My mother is an amazing woman, and she continues to inspire me as a mother and wife. As a teenager, my parents sold my parents sold our more formal house in favor of a more casual (and smaller) house with better spaces for teenagers. Throughout my highschool and college years, we'd have gatherings of friends hanging out by the pool. And it never failed that there would be at least one person sitting in the kitchen chatting with my mother. She's an amazing listener, and they valued that and came to her with parent problems, school problems, or just to share their dreams. I knew she was my best friend, but it has only been since leaving home that I have come to realize how blessed I was to have a home so warm and open to all my friends.

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  119. My mom was always my best friend. She would always make time to listen to me or play games or go shopping. I think I was still sitting on her lap and hugging her in my 20's, lol. She is warm and loving and I couldn't have asked for a better mother or a better model on how to act loving and selfish with my own children. I now have a daughter who I have the same incredible bond with and my mom and dad still are alive at 93 and 96 respectively, doing great and living with us as a testimony to what true family life is about.

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  120. My mom has been through an awful lot the past three years, so when I try to think of a memory it is hard to get past these years of heartache. But, I do remember a home full of love, laughter, and acceptance. She has always been there for me and has gone above and beyond for all of us girls so many times. I am blessed to call her mother.

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  121. Since college, my mom and I have started taking (almost) yearly mother-daughter trips--the adventures and the memories have become really special to us, and I cherish the time I have alone with her. No husbands, no siblings, just us! Sure, some days will find us screaming at each other on a random street in Europe because we're lost (yup, you might say we're too much alike), but each trip is terrific. The year we toured Spain and Portugal, I took along a video camera--it was the year of the Burberry scarf! We had such a hoot filming all the scarfs we could find in the same print. Our families thought we were nuts when the the video was nothing but us giggling and zooming in on random people... yup, no scenery! My mom is like no one else, and I'm so glad she's mine!

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  122. My mom is crazy generous. Just doesn't understand why she shouldn't help everyone. Once I was away for spring break my junior year of high school. I call home to say I made it there okay and someone I didn't recognize answered our home phone. When my mom got on the phone I asked who that was. She says, "Oh, that's Molly. Molly didn't have all the paperwork necessary to get on the plane (mom worked at the airport with a charter vacation company and since Molly was under 18 and her parents were divorced, she needed a letter from both parents saying it was okay she was going to Mexico). So, my mom helped Molly get in touch with her dad, gave him our personal fax number to send the approval letter to and took Molly back to our house for the night after fixing her flight so she could fly out the next morning and join her group. My mom takes in strays. It's one of the defining stories I have about my mom.

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  123. I lost my maternal grandmother to cancer before I was born. This all happened a few weeks before my parents wedding. I don't know how my mom was able to cope. She is amazing. I was a difficult child (didn't sleep through the night until age 3) and she had NO ONE to help her or talk to about the many trying things she was going through.
    I am so greatful to have her here in my life. She has helped me so much since the birth of my son last November. I don't know how she did it with no major support system!

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  124. My mom is amazing! She was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease which means she can no longer eat anything with Gluten in it. This has been a drastic change for her and I've been so impressed by her strength and courage. She's a brave, strong woman and I'm so proud to call her Mom!

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  125. My mom is the most amazing woman in the world. She has taught me so much about life and really has prepared me for moving away from home. She taught me to cook, clean and that a little hard work never hurt anyone.

    She waited until she left to start crying when she dropped me off at University and tried not to show how much she missed me when I called home. I have now graduated and she helped me make the decision not to move home - even though I know she would love to have me home. My mom has always been there for me no matter what

    There really are too many stories to choose from about my mom and I don't want to embarrass her here so I will leave it with this one: This past Easter I couldn't make it home because of school (writing papers and studying for exams) so my mom mailed me my Easter chocolate so I could still have it. She also bought me fair trade chocolate (instead of a bunny despite the higher cost added on to the postage) because I had just finished a project on fair trade food. She listens to me complain about school and not coming home and still is able to surprise me and warm my heart. Thanks mom!

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  126. My mom grew pretty poor in a small town in Mexico. Because of the family's poverty she didn't get a chance to go to school very often and has been working since she was old enough to hold a basket. Because of this upbringing though she has shown her own children the value of perserverence. My mom is not one to shy away from a good days work. Though her life has taken her through various strugles she has been my example of hope. Never give up!

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  128. My Mom passed 7 years ago March 10. She loved to cook and was of course the best cook in my opinion! But unfortunately she was not a recipe cook and so I have very few recipes to recreate her magical dishes. I wish I could have one day to cook together with my Mother and Grandmother again!
    And of course have a few martini's in these darling glasses!

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  129. These martini glasses are adorable!!!

    My mom has a bad habit of accidentally (or so she claims) leaving people places. And always on roadtrips. Seriously. She has left my sister twice: once at a rest stop and once at a McDonalds. And another time she left my dad at a rest stop and didn't realize for 3 hours. If you feel so led, you can read the whole story here: http://myfirstyearasawallace.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-do-you-mean-youre-not-in-back-seat.html

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  130. When I was an obnoxious teen I swore that I'd never be like my mom. I was rude, nasty tempered and impatient with her. Lucky for me she loved me anyway. Now I'm having to come to grips with the fact fact that I'll never be like my mom. She is plain old awesome. She's a musical talent who has played her cello like it was her religion for 68 years. Me? I'm tone deaf.

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  131. My grandmother raised me, so she is closer to me than my mother. As a kid, she'd make home made donuts with us. We also made popcorn in a pot on the stove. She really took the time to make things special for us. It was amazing and I hope to be just like her with my daughters.

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  132. My mom used to draw the most amazing pictures on my brown paper lunch sacks....the one of Garfield sticks out in my head the most. She is super talented and creative. Also, my fav memory is getting the first "tester" pancake on weekend mornings, YUM!!

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  133. My momma went to be with the Lord 6years ago.. She had breast cancer. So, anything to do with breast cancer, is very to close to me. She was an incredible woman.. She went thru so much suffering, I would say, "oh mom, I'm so sorry we're having to go thru this." She would always say, " this is just were I'm at, right now in this life." My husband of 38 years, dearly loved her, and told us all we could learn alot from this dear lady.. I have 5 children, and I know losing her has been 1 of the hardest things they have went thru.. at the end of her illness we had to move her in with us, & my sweet husband would even feed her, or do what ever was needed for her care.. Breast cancer is such a bad thing to thru, I truly hope they find a cure soon..

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  134. I actually can't think of just one story about my mom right now. I have so many incredible memories of her. I lost her to cancer almost 2 years ago, just 2 months before my first child (and her first granddaughter) would be born. She was an incredible person and a fantastic mom and grandmother to my brother's sons. I know she would have adored my daughter. My daughter may not get to meet my mom here on Earth, but I enjoy telling her stories of her grandmother. There are MANY times that even just little random things will remind me of my mom and I always share that memory with my girl and my husband.

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  135. I also tweeted about this fabulous giveaway.

    @TheOneC

    http://twitter.com/TheOneC/status/13427407931

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  136. My Mom is AWESOME and amazing. Looking back, I have no idea how she raised 4 kids on a teacher's salary, but through creative sewing, baking at home, homemade everything, she did it. I follow her example every day.

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  137. When I reflect on all of the great things about my mom, the biggest thing that stands out are the sacrifices that she made in order to raise 2 girls as a single mom for many years. She's talented, creative, giving and all over the place... she's quite the inspiration!

    And I must say, that I'm finally at a point that I smile when people tell me that I'm just like my mom... there's few better compliments!

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  138. My Mom died of breast cancer at 54. I was 29 when she died, but she left a huge hole in my heart. That was 27 years ago, but I still miss her and all her antics! We would come home from school and ask her what was for dinner. She would say, " I am not sure, I am not through with it yet!". She was funny and loving, and a great cook!

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  139. what a great giveaway. i will have to try that cake as i always have leftover egg whites after making ice cream :)

    i have so many great stories about my mom it's hard to pick just one! i guess i have to say that i attribute my skills in the kitchen to my mom. even at a young age i remember running along beside her in the kitchen asking "can i help?! i want to help!" :)

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  140. SO adorable!! and that cake, YUM!

    Pink is my favorite color, and 11 years ago I finally got a reason for it! My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent radiation and surgery, and last year we celebrated her 10th cancer free anniversary. Because of her journey, my grandma had her first mammogram at age 77. They found lumps. She too underwent radiation and surgery, and was declared cancer free! So pink, to me, is not a little girl color but pink packs a punch! :)

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  141. and i tweeted about the contest (@anna_r)

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  142. My mom is DEFINITELY my hero! She and I are so much alike which is a good thing! She is the kindest and funniest person I know! Man, my hubby got lucky with her for a MIL!

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  143. And I tweeted! Those glasses are TOO CUTE for words!!!! Except for the ones I just said...

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  144. I Tweeted... @lovenconfection

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  145. My Mother is my hero. I admire her so much. My Mom made sure we had a great childhood. She was involved with our school, played with us, was our Girl Scout troop leader, and so much more. I feel so blessed to have a Mom that was so involved in our childhood and so honored to be loved that much.

    She is also one of the reasons I love to cook and bake. She has taught me family recipes and traditions that I want to pass on to my family, whenever I have children.

    It's amazing how someone can never run out of love. She believes in both my sister and I. She truly wants the best for us. She inspires me and makes me want to be a better person.

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  146. I am so blessed to have two moms in my life now. My mom, and my MIL. I count myself very blessed to have both these women in my life.

    My mom...she truely is my best friend. Since I left for college several years ago, she and I have talked almost daily. And now, that I am married I look to her even more for her wisdom. She is incredibly gracious, and gentle. She is a beautiful, patient, Godly woman.

    My MIL...I am pretty lucky to have the Mother in Law that I do. Like my mom, she is very wise, and loves the Lord. But from the first time we met, she instantly treated me as her own daughter.

    They are both so special to me, I hope when the day comes I am a Mom, and I can be like both of them!

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  147. OH and I tweeted!

    @delightsbydani

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  148. I lost my mother when I was young. But I do have a very special mother in law. She is a fun generous and person. We have been great friends from the start.

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  149. I just tweeted this Giveaway! Oh I simply must have those polka dot glasses, so my style! What a great giveaway.

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  150. I don't know why but when I think of my Mom, I always go back to the classic clothes she wore in the 50's. Talk about style, those were the days. I have this memory of my Mom looking so, so chic in a turquoise sheath dress, cute little heels and a tiny feathered hat on her head. It was her sister's wedding, I was the flower girl and I always remember how gorgeous my Mom was. She always had such an Audrey Hepburn look.

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  151. What terrific glasses! I lost my mother to cancer almost 30 years ago (scarey how fast time goes by). What I miss most is her wit & sense of humor. Thanks, she would have loved these!

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  152. My Other Mom, was a lady who basically took me in one summer, during those long, gawky years, to babysit her newborn...ending up 7 years later, as part of the family. She taught me everything I never thought was important: good spaghetti sauce is the one that tastes great cold, never leave the house with scuffed red shoes, (ever!), how to de-bone a chicken, and, during the tail end of the '80s,how to poof out my bangs with a toothbrush. One night, they were out, I was sitting, it's the dead of winter, and I swear, I thought bombs were going off the garage. I hit the panic button they had in the house, hid behind the couch, and waited for the callvery to save me ...only to discover the other very important lesson now that I've moved to New England: soda left outside in freezing temps will explode. All nine cases of it! I thought she was going to shoot me for not knowing at calling the entire emergency squad down - instead, we ended up laughing until we peed. One of my favorite memories to this day.

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  153. the minute my mom gets home from work and starts walking through the door, she starts taking off her clothes. she can't stand wearing a bra and underwear all day. she thinks i'm a weirdo for wearing underwear to sleep. hahaa. my mom...if she could, i'm sure she'd be a nudist

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  154. When I was in jr. high, mom once drove me by my crush´s house dressed in large sunglasses, a turban made from a scarf, and didn´t even try to embarass me! P.S. The incognito was my idea.

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  155. I wish I could tell amazing stories of my mom from when I was younger. But I can say she has come so far, she has battled addiction, anorexia, depression, etc. And today she is trying so hard to be a good mom, grandma and wife. She has been clean fifteen years and she fights it every day. I am so proud of her for finally putting her family first and so grateful my sister and I learned what not to do as a parent, I am so grateful my four daughters will never have to live in a house of chaos.
    Although it was hard letting my mom back into my life, I am so glad I did. She has come back and has finally shown me love and freindship.

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  156. My mom has been the one constant in my life. She has been my dependable rock. I can't imagine life without her, but know that that day will come. I'm grateful to have had her for my 52 years of life. I pray that she is here for many more. She has such wisdom and knowledge. I can always count on her for advice and comfort.

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  157. My mom has dementia - so my siblings and I are often thinking about the way she was when we were young. One of the funniest memories is that we grew up with no sugar in our lives - healthy eating all the way. Now my mom eats ice cream 2 or 3 times a day

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  158. My Mama was a poet and an avid collector of words. It was more likely than not that at the end of a meal, Mama would get out one of her composition books and her dictionary and "make" us play a word guessing game. My little sister and I would ALWAYS protest, Mama would ALWAYS win, and in the end, the three of us would ALWAYS end up laughing til we cried. (Daddy didn't play--he was a farmer and had to get back to the fields as soon as he got up from the table.) Mama and Daddy both passed away years ago, but now I have those beloved compostion books, filled with her familiar handwriting and her lists of new words, collected and stored in the margins, each waiting for the moment it might become just the right word she needed for one of her poems.

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  159. My mother has been diagnosed with demensia and it is so hard at times. My sister and I try to remember the fun and happier times we have had. Mom never worked a day in her life (except at home, taking care of us!) and she was always there for us. Sometimes after taking care of her all day - I feel like I need a refreshing drink and the glasses would be perfect to serve that drink in!!

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  160. This is now on my to-do list, and I won't wait long to make them.

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