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Still Looking for that Perfect Mother's Day Gift? Check Out Rue La La

If you haven't found that perfect Mother's Day gift yet, you might want to check out Rue La La as they have great items at a fraction of the cost.  I'm a big fan of the sample sites and have posted in the past as I shop from them and love them!  I was skeptical at first on the real cost savings but every time I purchase something, I cross compare prices and the sample sites such as Rue La La really do offer bargains.  When the sale is live, you have to hurry as there are limited qualities and some you have to purchase on the spot as someone can buy it before you.  I bought my father-in-law a Tommy Bahama shirt for Christmas and saved a ton of money and he loved it!  I definitely recommend Rue La La.

Shower your mother with affection and fabulous gifts without breaking the bank. Choose from one of our 30 Things Mom Will Love (ranging from music to home goods), or an item from our fashionable Boutiques.  For an insider’s look at what we will be offering this week, check out our Boutique listings below:

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30 Things Mom Will Love:
 (virtual doors opened at 11 am on Monday, April 26th) Choose from fashionable hats from Eugenia Kim, flirty frocks from Lilly Pulitzer, and plush throws from Zambaiti.  With over 30 things your mom is sure to love, make Rue La La your one stop virtual shop for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Frock by Tracy Reese: (virtual doors opened at 11 am on Tuesday, April 27th)  Following the success of Reese’s home goods Boutique on Rue La La, her clothing line Frock will be sold exclusively on Rue La La.  Her flirty cocktail dresses, and bright colors are the perfect silhouettes to spice up your Spring wardrobe.  These pieces easily transition from day to night and season to season--wear them layered or alone for an effortless chic look.

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Sony Music:
  (virtual doors open at 11 am on Wednesday, April 29th) An exciting new Boutique for music lovers everywhere.  Be the first to purchase exclusive photography, art and boxsets from music legends including: Elvis PresleyMichael JacksonOutkastBarbara Streisand and John Mayer.  Extend your music collection with these coveted collectibles, or give them to your favorite music lover.

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Report Collection:  (virtual doors open at 11 am on Wednesday, April 29th) Established in 1981, this fashion forward men’s Sportswear line emerged into the fashion scene with an attention to detail, comfort fit and versatility.  This line is for the fashion sensible man with an eye for style and a need for comfort.  From casual shirts to sporty blazers and relaxed denim there.  This Boutique has something to offer every man.

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Check Rue La La out, sign up and receive the latest notifications on the next sales.  They offer products for women, men, children, home and more.  

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Mother's Day Multi-Gift Giveaway $200+ Value 5/5/10 Bonus Entry Opportunities CLOSED WINNER!



I wanted to get this one out ASAP to hopefully hit Mother's Day in time which involved a late night!

An e-mail has been sent and given the urgency of reaching Mother's Day, she has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen by random.org.

Thanks to all those who entered and if you didn't win, check out YouFloral as it's a great concept!

Giving gifts is such a fun experience for me and I love the thrill in finding that one of a kind, unique product.  Many people, like my husband, dread buying gifts and he waits until a few hours before to get my gifts.  I like to spend quite a bit of time preparing because a gift should be from the heart.  I don't think gifts should be given out of obligation rather out of love and sincerity.

I was at a loss for Mother's Day as I've been so busy planning two birthdays and the deployment of my husband to Kuwait on 4/29.  I was looking at some other giveaways at TwitterMoms when I came across another giveaway for YouFloral and instantly fell for the concept.  Sending flowers is a very nice gesture but to send flowers with a vase you can customize just adds to the personal aspect and adds so much love to the gift.

If you are like me, I had never heard of YouFloral.  I had the pleasure of receiving a complimentary order of flowers and their patent pending, exclusive VaseExpressions.  I can assure you the ordering process is so easy and is done in five steps:

  1. Select the occasion
  2. Select the theme
  3. Upload a photo (optional)
  4. Add your message
  5. Choose from a beautiful selection of flowers based on how much you want to spend

For my order, I chose Mother's Day and 19 theme choices were available on the next screen.  The choices allow for so many personalities and tastes.  I like the idea of not having to try to create the background as it's done for me.

Once you select the theme, you can choose from a photo & message, photo only or message only.  I chose the photo & message and the next screen that pops up is to upload a picture.  Another nice feature is you don't have to worry about sizing the photo perfectly for the upload.  The tools available allows the user to edit to fit appropriately.  After I added my photo, it was time to add the message and then to select the flowers.  YouFloral's program provides a color match automated service ensuring your flower choices will match your theme.  They take out all the work needed to make it look perfect!

Look at how beautiful the outcome is!  It is so gorgeous and was even more beautiful in person.  It arrived in a secured, protected box by UPS and was wrapped just as elegantly in fine tissue paper and protected in little tube vials to ensure each stem had enough water.  It was a beautiful vision!

I played around in the program and easily made three different versions in under 15 minutes.  You can take all the time you need as there are so many choices to make and with the message option, you can unleash so much creativity.  Your loved one will not be disappointed!

What makes YouFloral unique are the VaseExpressions I noted above.  They are full color, customizable, waterproof vase liners that fit inside the glass vase.  After pouring water in my vase, it remained dry and didn't damage the image.  When the flowers are gone, your loved one will have the beautiful liner to treasure.

With a combined 60 years in the farm-to-consumer floral business, they also guarantee your flowers will arrive fresh and will last.

If you need some ideas, you can also browse their examples here.

I would highly recommend YouFloral for all your gift giving needs!

The Giveaway - One winner will receive the following:
  • Your very own YouFloral - beautiful floral arrangement with customized vase - up to $79.99 value
  • $10 Walmart GC
  • Hand Sensory Soap Dispenser - $39.95 value
  • Robeez children's shoes $25 GC
  • Flirty Apron - $31.95 value
  • Surprise organic skincare sample pack 
This is a giveaway valued at over $200 and might grow pending what other products I receive!

To Enter (mandatory):

Follow my blog (each entry will be verified) and visit YouFloral and tell me which occasion you would choose.

Bonus Entries (worth one extra entry unless noted):

  • Become a fan of YouFloral's Facebook page (2 entries)
  • Become a fan of my Facebook page.
  • Subscribe and confirm to my blog (will be verified)
  • Follow me on Twitter (2 entries).
  • Add my button to your sidebar (3 entries)
  • Add Angels4Epilepsy's button to your sidebar (3 entries)
  • Add Youthfultips to your blogroll (using my URL) and link back to me (3 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway (five entries) - leave link
  • Tweet about this giveaway (2 entries - can be done daily)

Limited Bonus Entry Opportunity Until April 11, midnight:

This how you can get some bonus pre-entries before it's even posted but only for a limited time!

If you go to http://www.mamavation.com and on the right hand side is a list of all the Mamavation Mom contestants, you can vote for Colleen_Mouse and secure five bonus entries (per day) until midnight (EST) on April 11, 2010.

Leave your five entries afterwards - this can be done daily until 4/11 midnight.

Sorry but this giveaway is only for US and ends 5/5/10 at midnight.  Winner will be chosen by random.org and I will do my best to validate entries and get the winner their prize pack in time for Mother's Day.

*Disclosure:  I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review.  No financial compensation was received.

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Attention Chicagoland Mommy's: Hyatt Regency All About Moms Contest

The Hyatt Regency in Chicago announces that the hotel will sponsor a 2010 All About Mom Contest in honor of Mother’s Day this year. Chicagoland children from first through fifth grade are invited to write a 100-word essay on why their mom is special to them. Five winning children will be rewarded with a weekend stay for Mom on May 7 and 8 in one of Hyatt Regency Chicago’s most exclusive premier suites.

Additionally, the child’s mother will receive a $100 spa gift certificate. To be considered, all submissions must be made by April 2, 2010 by posting it on Hyatt Regency Chicago’s Facebook Mother’s Day page (by clicking on this link: http://www.facebook.com/hyattchicago) or by emailing the essay to hrcemarketing@hyatt.com. Winners will be chosen and notified by April 9, 2010.

To make this Mother’s Day special for all area families, Hyatt Regency Chicago is offering a special rate of $129 and complimentary parking Mother’s Day weekend – May 7-9, 2010. This exclusive special is based on availability. To reserve this special offer, contact Hyatt Regency Chicago at 800.233.1234 or at www.chicagoregency.hyatt.com. Be sure to request or enter special offer code MOM. Mom’s can also leave the work to Hyatt Regency Chicago this Mother’s Day and indulge in a wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch in The BISTRO at 151. Brunch will begin at 10am on May 9th and is $39.95 per person. For brunch reservations, call 312.239.4496.

About Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago, the largest hotel in the Midwest and Hyatt property in the world, features 2,019 guestrooms, 228,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and six restaurants and lounges. The hotel is located at 151 East Wacker Drive, along Chicago’s Riverwalk in the heart of downtown. Hyatt Regency Chicago borders the Magnificent Mile and is only blocks away from Chicago’s premier theatre, cultural, shopping and dining districts. For reservations, visit www.chicagohyatt.com call 800.233.1234.

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I stayed at the Hyatt for work.  I was able to buy the best shoes ever while staying there and so I'll never forget the Hyatt.  It's a very nice hotel and I wished I still lived near Chicago but all you lucky Chicagoland mom's can try to get the creative juices in your children going to win!

* Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for this post.  Information was provided by Noreen Heron & Associates.

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