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Back-to-School Giveaway: Custom Circle of Sentiments Necklace

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 19, 2009 · 414 comments

Circle of Sentiments Initial Necklace

Tune in all week for hot Back-To-School Giveaways. We’ve got some great prizes for the kids, with a couple of special prizes to pamper mom!!! Look for a new 48-hour giveaway each morning and each afternoon, and be sure to check out all of the current giveaways for other great prizes!

There's no doubt that being a mom is a hard job – the hardest job there is! And while the rewards are absolutely worth it, I've teamed up with Jamie from Circle of Sentiments to offer you something a little more tangible this week!

Isn't this necklace that she created for me gorgeous? I opted to go with the first initials for all of my kids since some of the longer names wouldn't fit on the small size discs that I selected. I was a little skeptical of how the finished product would turn out with so many discs, but I absolutely LOVE it.

I'm so impressed with the quality and craftmanship, and when I wore my necklace to Blogher, and I received dozens of compliments on it while I was there. It's quickly become one of my favorite accessories, and I always wear it when I travel as a reminder of my kiddos.

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a custom necklace with up to two discs from Jamie's Signature Collection, valued at $65!

To enter, simply leave a comment and tell me about your most rewarding moment as a mother.

Jamie is also offering Deal Seeking Mom readers 20% off their Circle of Sentiments' orders using coupon code dsm at checkout. Be sure to check out all of her beautiful collections to take advantage of this offer!


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What things – big or little – have been most rewarding for you as a mother?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(1) Custom necklace from the Circle of Sentiments Signature Collection, up to two discs, valued at $65

This giveaway ends at noon EST on Friday, 8/21. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Modern Day Mom August 19, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I'm a subscriber via email and google!

2 Sarah August 19, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I love this necklace too. I would have to say watching my both of my children graduate High School.

3 gretchen August 19, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Best parenting moment has been to watch our 2 oldest daughters welcome, love, and "mother" our youngest daughter who was recently adopted from Ethiopia!

4 gretchen August 19, 2009 at 6:54 pm

and I subscribe!!

5 laura August 19, 2009 at 7:10 pm

The best thing for me is that my 16 and 12 yr old girls say "love u" as they run out the door or dash off to where ever they need to be. :) Still makes me smile!

6 Mellisa W. August 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Watching my 9 year old son play sweetly with his 20 month old sister. I raised him to be sweet and he is.

7 Mellisa W. August 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I subscribe.

8 Michelle August 19, 2009 at 7:35 pm

My most rewarding moments happen every night when my little boy hugs me and tells me that he loves me before bed. Thanks for the giveaway!

9 Michelle August 19, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I am subscribed as well.

10 Holly August 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I'm not a mom, but I became an aunt to twin nieces last September and I never thought I would love anything as much as I love these 2 little babies. I cried when I saw them for the first time. I live 2 hours away from them so I only see them a couple times a month, but everytime I see them and they greet me with their big smiles, it's the best feeling in the world. The most rewarding thing so far is that everytime I see them I tell them something about my father (their grandfather) who died when I was 16 and my brother was 21. I know how proud he would be to see them and I want to remind them of that - even though they aren't aware of it quite yet.

11 Teresa August 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

12 Christina Burrell August 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

My most rewarding moment as a mother is when my 2 1/2 year old asks to pray for his friends when I tell him they are sad/hurt/etc...I love that he knows that we pray for others when they need help. I love his compassionate heart!

13 Christina Burrell August 19, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I am a subscriber via email and have been for about 6 months-I love your site!

14 Teresa August 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm

My most rewarding moments are when teachers, coworkers, friends and aquaintances compliment me on how polite, well-behaved and helpful my sons are.

15 Carrie August 19, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I have had many rewarding moments in my 14 years of mothering, but recently my oldest son told me that he was afraid he'd never be able to "get a girlfriend" because "none of the girls in my school are like you, Mom". Coming from my not-overly-emotional, tough, athletic guy, I was truly touched. Teenagers can actually surprise you in a GOOD way :)

16 Tracy August 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Wow, I would so love to wear this necklace!!! I can't think of anything more special than having my son wrap his arms around me and tell me he loves me. (even if he is up to something)lol......

17 Gwen August 19, 2009 at 7:53 pm

my kiddos love to kiss us..a kiss from them is always rewarding!

18 Jessica August 19, 2009 at 7:56 pm

The most rewarding part of being a mother so far, my son is 8 months old, has been to see his smile and know that he loves his mama!

19 Wren August 19, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I have just subscribed to the email:)

20 Linda Kish August 19, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Getting my son through all of the difficulties of ADHD and OCD and still grow up to be the absolutely wonderful man he became.

21 Linda Kish August 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm

email subscriber

22 Lissa August 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Most rewarding moment is when my 2 year-old daughter told me that I'm her best friend. It made me melt! Love the necklace!

23 Lissa August 19, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I'm a registered forum user. Thanks!

24 Melissa Ruble August 19, 2009 at 8:08 pm

When my little girls tell me they love me, just because.

25 kennedy August 19, 2009 at 8:14 pm

When my baby smiles just for me... it' s so priceless and rewarding! She has the special smile for her mama

26 Wendy August 19, 2009 at 8:48 pm

There are so many moments, but the best was when my 21 month old told me she loved me just out of the blue!

27 Laurie August 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm

One of my most rewarding moments about being a mom is watdhing my children turn into wonderful young, responsible adults.

28 Laurie August 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I subscribe in a reader!

29 Amy August 19, 2009 at 8:52 pm

1 year ago I was watching my oldest son graduate from 8th grade - a boy who struggles horribly at school. Towards the end of the program, scholarships and awards were handed out. I love my son, but know that these things were not in his future. At the very end, our local representative came to the podium to award an acheivement award from the state to the most improved student. She emphasized that this child did not necessarily make the best grades but impressed the teachers with his willingness to work hard and try his best. I could believe it when she called my son's name, he came forward , turned and smiled at me crying standing in the crowd. He and his teachers decided this should be my special secret surprise on this happy day.

30 Michele August 19, 2009 at 8:52 pm

As I mom I love my little girls kisses... and when she tells me that she loves me randomly.
I'm also already a subscriber through my gmail reader.
I'm going to add your link to my blog also! I love all your deals. I have been digging the Walgreens this week. Just got back from picking up my free 8x10.. it was funny cause the check out lady kept scanning it and it kept not coming up as a price then she checked to see there wasn't one. I also got my free 25 prints and then my 2nd 25 for .25!!

31 molly mcdonald August 19, 2009 at 8:56 pm

When one of my 4 kids runs up and hugs me and says "Mommy I love you!"

32 Katie August 19, 2009 at 8:57 pm

The best thing is the hugs and kisses. I can't put a price on that.

33 Katie August 19, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I am a subscriber. And thank you for sharing all the deals.

34 Fran August 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I'm lucky that my favorite mom moments come frequently when I'm out with my 5 year old twin girls and 4 year old son (who is about the same size and looks so much alike that everyone thinks they are triplets!) -- I get so many compliments from strangers on how well behaved they are. They have fun in stores and explore, but never too loud or out of control. And they listen to me!! I am so lucky.

35 Fran August 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

And I subscribe!

36 Fran August 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Have I mentioned lately that I love this site and all the great deals?!?! I am addicted now.

37 sheila b August 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I love that my 9 year still wants me to walk her into school so she can give me hugs and kisses and "I love You" before I leave her. I also love it when others complement how well behaved they are (my 5 and 9 yr. old)

38 :) August 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

As a mom, I feel truly rewarded when I get a compliment from another parent on one of my three childrens' manners, kindness, respectfulness, or other redeeming qualities. It makes me feel that through all the bickering, fussing, rebelling, burping, etc...they really are "getting it". They are actually "getting" that they need to be somewhat civilized in public or when they are guests somewhere else. It gives me great pleasure(and a good night's sleep) to know my hard work and sometimes hair-brained schemes to get them to behave are really working. ; )

39 kristen emma August 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

most rewarding is the songs I get in the morning and the smiles. Also today when in an elevator with my son he exclaimed....I love you momm and daddy!! awwww made me melt!

40 Kaycee August 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Seeing my daughters face light up and having her run to me for a hug, whether I have been away for hours or been in the room the whole time. I'll take snuggles and hugs anytime! :) I love watching her learn new things and the pride in her face when she figures something out, with or without my help.

41 Kaycee August 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I am already a subscriber via google reader too!

42 manelynn August 19, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I'm already a registered user on the forums!

43 krista August 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I Would love a necklace of hers!! I love the ones with the mom initial and then the kids also!

44 manelynn August 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I'm already subscribed to your feed!

45 krista August 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I joined the forums!

46 Jena August 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I follow you with google reader@

47 krista August 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Hugs are the simplest yet most sentimental expressions of Love! Also cards the kids make! I cant bear to throw one out, so with 3 kids by the time they are 18 Im gonna have tons!!!

48 Christina August 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I subscribe!

49 Sue August 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm

The most rewarding thing about being a mom to me has to be those moments when my children thank me. The time my, then 5 year old, son almost slipped in the tub and I caught him - "thanks for thinking about my safety" was his comment. The time, just a few days ago, my 2 year old had a splinter in his hand and I had to work to get it out. It was painful and he was crying up a storm but when it was over, his comment? "Thank you mommy". These are the days I cherish. Being a mom is a lot of hard work, but worth every moment!

50 Barbara Manatee August 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm

this is awesome! My most memorable moment as a mother actually came with the birth of my 3rd child. I had to be put under when my twins were born and did not get to experience their birth via c-section. So when my 3rd was born, without complication and I got to hear his first cry, see him immediately and hear the words "Its a boy!" - it was truly amazing! He gave me so much in that moment...I will never forget it!

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