Monday, September 27, 2010

$50 American Express Gift Card Giveaway!

Hey Lovelies!

Ever since my journey into single motherhood, my life has been pretty hectic and grad school and work has been kicking my a$$! I've constantly been on the go and have been trying to be this perfect single mother, but was always falling short and having, what I like to call mini temper-tantrums in my head.

It all was beginning to take a toll on me and I missed being my fun little self again. Something had to give. So this past weekend, I skipped Aiden's swim class and took the afternoon all to myself!

First I got a massage because if my shoulders could talk, these past few weeks, they probably would have said, "lady you are insane! Are you trying to kill us?!" After the hour, I felt much better. But my day was only beginning.

Next up: shopping! David Z, H&M, and Urban Outfitters did NOT disappoint. I figured, I just went through a breakup, which makes it okay to splurge a little. Plus, it's a new season and I need (want) a couple new staple items for this Fall.

I was very happy with my finds: two pair of skinny jeans, new slacks, a new wallet, a fabulous leather bag that's big enough to fit my books and some of Aiden's crap (I mean, toys), an amazing burnt orange Fall jacket (perfect color for the season), and great necklaces. Score!

And let's not forget the shoes! I love a good heel. The higher, the better. But when I went to David Z to purchase a pair of Uggs, these fabulous flat, over-the-knee boots were calling my name. And I just couldn't resist. So I got them too.

After that lovely day to myself, I felt much better. With the help of massage therapy, retail therapy, and my therapist (hey, I live in NYC where even the therapists have therapists!), I had two epiphanies:
  1. I don't have to overcompensate and try to be the perfect mother; I can just be the "good enough mother," and I've been doing that pretty darn well with that.
  2. Mommy self-care is VERY important. My mental, emotional, and physical well-being depends on it! So I need to take an afternoon/evening to myself at least once a week so I can unwind. I don't even have to go shopping or spend any money, just do something that focuses on ME.

Now... about the fabulous giveaway:

Because I love you and because it felt so gosh darn good to spend money on myself for once, I've decided that you deserve to spoil yourself too. Wouldn't it be fabulous if you had an extra $50 to spend on whatever you wanted?! Well, now you will!

TWO lovely followers will win a $50 American Express gift card to use at your leisure. That's right, TWO people will have an extra 50 bucks to go shopping for a few Fall staple items or get a massage or have fun with friends... whatever you want because mommies need a time-out too! Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entry:
  • Follow this blog via Google Friends Connect and leave a comment saying that you want to win
  • If you are already a follower, just leave a comment saying that you want to win... so so simple
Extra Entries:
  • If you own a blog, write a post about this giveaway post and link back to here. ~ 2 entries
  • Tweet about this giveaway post and leave a link to this post! ~ 1 entry
  • Share this giveaway post with your Facebook friends. ~ 1 entry
Rules:
  • You MUST complete the mandatory entry before the extra entries
  • Leave each "Extra Entry" in a seperate comment so that it can be counted
  • You do not have to own a blog to follow MOM DELICIOUS and enter to win
  • Valid for US addresses only
  • 2 eligible entries will be randomly chosen as the winners (http://www.random.org/)
  • The deadline for entries ends FRIDAY OCTOBER 8TH @ 12PM!

Good luck!

Smooches,

SweetAl

(Disclaimer: American Express was not a sponsor for this giveaway.)

82 comments:

  1. i love what you said about your shoulders. :-) i'm so glad my body can't talk back because i would be on the receiving end of some pretty foul language, i'm sure. we certainly do abuse our bodies as mothers!
    i am now following.
    thank you!
    shenais
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  5. GFC follower. This would be great for incoming holiday shopping!

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  6. blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway-mommy-delicious.html
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  7. blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway-mommy-delicious.html
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  8. Shared on FB@tcarolinep JEssieKatie S

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  9. tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/25780702870

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  10. I'm a new follower. I'd love to win so I can buy myself some new fall clothes!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. I am following you! Wow,this would be terrific to
    win since I am broke as a joke right now! You are so sweet!Thank you so much! You are just the sweetest
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  12. http://meeyeehere.blogspot.com/2010/09/wanna-win-50-bucks.html
    I blogged ya!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  13. http://twitter.com/meeyeehere/status/25787409414
    I tweeted too
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  14. I am a follower and I would love to win!
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  15. I tweeted this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/megankayden/status/25789002210
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  16. I blogged about this giveaway 1
    http://megankayden.blogspot.com/2010/09/great-giveaway.html
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  17. I blogged about this giveaway 2
    http://megankayden.blogspot.com/2010/09/great-giveaway.html
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  18. Following! I would LOVE to win, and good for you for making time for yourself :)
    thecuttingetch1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  19. GFC follower...I would love to win!
    thefritzs_2000@yahoo.com

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  20. im a follower and would love to win - terrellkari@gmail.com

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  21. Google Friend Connect Follower! This mommy sooo needs a time out! Thanks for the giveaway!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  22. Tweet Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/25793817387

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  23. I am your newest follower. Great blog by the way!
    Kelsey
    mk_kim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I am now following your blog gfc and i want to win
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  25. I am your newest follower. What a great giveaway!
    infinitelyinterestin@gmail.com

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  26. I also blogged about this giveaway
    http://infinitelyinterestin.blogspot.com/2010/09/does-anyone-want-to-win-50-american.html
    infinitelyinterestin@gmail.com

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  27. I also blogged about this giveaway 2
    http://infinitelyinterestin.blogspot.com/2010/09/does-anyone-want-to-win-50-american.html
    infinitelyinterestin@gmail.com

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  28. Hi there!!! I WANNA WIN!! LOL!!

    I blogged about you

    http://makeupjunkie88.blogspot.com/

    BTW I luv how you take care of yourself even though you have a baby...I need to start doing that for myself..I have 4 so they can be a handful..=)

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  29. I also blogged about this giveaway!! =)

    http://makeupjunkie88.blogspot.com/

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  30. Plus...i am one of your newest followers as well!! =)

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  31. This post could't have come on a better day... my sholders are abut to break, literally, as I have been moving box after box of books! We are still in the moving in process and while my DH is wonderful, he is working all the time and trying to catch on to a new job while I am home unpacking and trying to get back to "normal" what ever that is....yes, $50 to spend on me would be wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower now too!

    www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com

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  32. You look terrific in blue!WoW!
    I am a follower,count me in.
    Thanks!

    truthhole@gmail.com

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  33. http://twitter.com/truthhole/status/25819516058

    truthhole@gmail.com

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  34. I so, so, so want to win (GFC Follower - Ten Talents). I have had the worst Mommy day...okay, month maybe. I would so love to have an extra $50 to spend on whatever I wanted. And man would I love an afternoon off. How do you get one of those? :)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this! So generous of you and I appreciate knowing I'm not the only one who needs a break!

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  35. Blogged about it!

    link: http://sweetsavingsincolorado.blogspot.com/2010/09/50-amex-gift-card-giveaway-on-mom.html

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  36. Blogged about it! 2

    link: http://sweetsavingsincolorado.blogspot.com/2010/09/50-amex-gift-card-giveaway-on-mom.html

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  37. I am following on GFC and am glad to be. You wrote such a fun post! Good job at taking some time 'off' as a cranky mom makes a cranky kid ;p Speaking of which, I've been feeling that crankiness coming on - that GC would be great!
    cookiesandclogs[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. http://twitter.com/rsmc1/status/25830576589
    Ria's tweet
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  39. shared on fb as ria clarke
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  40. I follow on GFC @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  41. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/25831481780 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  42. I'm a new follower. I would buy my friend some new baby clothes for her shower and me some shoes!

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  43. I tweeted

    https://twitter.com/immortalb4/status/25854475132

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  44. New Follower via GFC. I WANT TO WIN!
    Chelsei Ryan
    pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

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  45. I posted this giveaway on my FB profile.

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=843349308#!/profile.php?id=843349308&v=wall&story_fbid=162995387050629&ref=mf

    pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

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  46. I definetly need this. I have been s overwhelmed with school, my 2 year old. My husband is working 2jobs so I see him a total of 15 mins a day until the weekend. I take care of my grandfather, cook dinner on a daily basis, cleaning the house, laundry for everyone. I am in such need of a break..

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  47. I follow with GFC!!! I would love to win :)
    rryan324@hotmail.com

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  48. I wanna win!!

    I think all moms go through the phase where they think they have to be superwoman!!!

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  49. Follow in GFC.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  50. tweeted. http://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/25822030527
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  51. I am a GFC follower and you are VERY generous!

    And I'm with you - I'm deathly afraid of cats myself! they are evil. lol


    dpan1204 at tampabay .rr .com

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  52. I am a gfc follower! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  53. I follow and would love to win. thanks!!!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  54. i am a new gfc follower and i wanna win.
    stracey2010@live.com

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  55. I'm a new follower! Ten Talents sent me...nice to meet you. I want to win so I can treat myself to a mommy day. maybe a facial, mani-pedi, or a massage or a new dress...the possibilities are mind-boggling! thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. I now follow you on GFC! I'd love to win so I could splurge a little too. :)

    jennyjoz24 (at) hotmail.com

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  57. I am a new follower
    floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

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  58. New GFC follower,and I really want to win. I dress like a homeless lady these days. I could use a few new clothing items. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  59. Hi, I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  60. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/25966132987
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  61. I shared this giveaway on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001243562809&v=wall&story_fbid=150994138269796&ref=mf
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  62. I'm a brand new google friend connect follower and I would love to win! Thanks so much!

    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  63. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/smallftprints/status/26003141940

    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  64. I am following you on google connect

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  65. Im a follower and Id love to win!

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  66. hi.I am a new follower.(love the pink outfit in sidebar)
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  67. shared on fb
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  68. i follow you on gfc! i might have tried before but didn't realize i'd hit my max. fixed that!
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  69. I follow via Google Connect

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  70. Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/26419526819

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  71. Shared on my FB page http://bit.ly/a0jIBr

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  72. I follow on GFC via Twitter and I wanna win! :)

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  73. Tweeted the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/26659365613

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  74. Shared on Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000285617938&v=wall&story_fbid=160003717357938&ref=mf

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  75. Follow your blog via Google Friend Connect

    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  76. I am following.
    Feel free to follow me back.

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