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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 marcie August 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm

I love hearing my kids say "I love you"- my husband too for that matter!

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

I subscribe to your feed, too.

3 Nancy W. August 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I guess my most rewarding moments were when I was nursing my children and was giving them something that no one else could give them...."their own custom formula".

4 Larena August 19, 2009 at 9:59 pm

I subscribe via google reader!

5 Larena August 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm

When you come home from work or anywhere and the kids yell "Mommy" and come running to see you with big smiles on their faces.

6 Kristi August 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm

My most rewarding moment is when they do something without having to be asked or reminded. Just little things like holding the door for someone, letting someone younger or a guest go first, clearing the table without being asked. The little things that reinforce that what my words and what I do does make a difference.

7 Liz August 19, 2009 at 10:20 pm

There are so many moments! Honestly though, it's seeing my dad in my son's eyes. I lost my father when I was pregnant and whenever I need a reminder of the kindness in my father's eyes, I only need to look at my beautiful boy.

8 Jillian August 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I subscribe to your emails--I love getting messages with great deals!

9 Jillian August 19, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I just had my first child and her smile as she looks up at me just melts my heart!

10 Diane August 19, 2009 at 10:29 pm

The most rewarding part of being a mom is seeing my children have a desire to live for the Lord.

11 Mariam August 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm

The one thing that is the most rewarding is watching my two girls care for their younger brother. To hear how they've picked up my phrases is hilarious! They are the two most loving sisters he could ever have!

12 ShootingStarsMag August 19, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I'm not a mom yet, but I love my mom dearly and for her, I think it's rewarding that we're all friends on some level. We share with her and that's great...we're very close. I hope to have that when I do have children too.

13 Amy August 19, 2009 at 11:30 pm

LOVE, LOVE these necklaces!!! Even if I don't win I think I will have to get one for my Mom ;)

I have so many rewarding moment's as a Mom, but I am most rewarded as I look back at the thing's I learned from my Mom as I raise my own kid's. Just the full appreciation of Motherhood and all the joy's that come with it!

14 Kerrie Gregory August 19, 2009 at 11:43 pm

I just had my 3rd boy last Wednesday! The biggest blessing as a mom is getting to watch them grow and discover new things everyday!

15 Heather August 19, 2009 at 11:55 pm

An unprompted "thank you Mommy" melts my heart every time.

16 Heather August 19, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Of course I'm a subscriber!

17 Priscilla Hennen August 20, 2009 at 12:01 am

My favorite moment as a mom? There are so many! Holding my son for the first time. When he wants to snuggle with me before getting into bed. A couple days ago when he 'read' (he had the books memorized) four different books to me. When he knows all his colors, knowing I taught him that. Even when he just smiles at pretty much every moment.

18 Priscilla Hennen August 20, 2009 at 12:02 am

Also, I subscribe to the emails, I love them!

19 stephanie d August 20, 2009 at 12:23 am

I'm a subscriber!

20 KeriLyn@SheSaved August 20, 2009 at 12:35 am

My favorite Mom moments... are those "stop and wish I could remember this moment forever" moments. I love the little things...that really ARE the big things. I just wish it wasn't all going by so fast!! awesome giveaway!!

21 Tiffany Color August 20, 2009 at 12:38 am

The most memorable things I have as a Mother is time.
I have all these memories in my "brain rolodex" of funny, sad, inspiring, milestones, hilarious moments....I am so beyond grateful to my kids for giving me these. It's an ongoing gift & they don't even know there giving it.

22 Tiffany Color August 20, 2009 at 12:39 am

My 2nd entry; I get the e-mails!!!
((((good vibes)))

23 Katherine P August 20, 2009 at 12:51 am

My most rewarding moment was my daughter going potty the first time. She was so proud and I was proud I taught her.

24 Adina August 20, 2009 at 12:59 am


25 Adina August 20, 2009 at 1:00 am

I"m a subscriber.

26 Jessica August 20, 2009 at 1:18 am

What I love about being a mother is the love that you have for your child is so strong and when they accomplish something or tell you that they love you, makes me so happy.

27 Mendy August 20, 2009 at 1:30 am

The most rewarding thing as a mother is when my two young children give me a big hug and kiss and tell me they love me! Melts my heart every time! Best feeling in the world!

28 Amanda Angert August 20, 2009 at 7:40 am

One of the most rewarding things for me as a mother is to watch my children when they don't know I am watching (at Sunday School, playing with a friend, etc) and seeing how well behaved and polite they really are. It makes me feel like I've done something right along the way ;-) And, of course, when my almost 3 year old tells me "I wub you".....melts my heart every time.

29 Amanda Angert August 20, 2009 at 7:40 am

I'm a subscriber!!

30 Janice August 20, 2009 at 8:27 am

When my daughter was giving birth and got to cut the umbilical cord. This is one of of my greatest mom moments.

31 E Simpson August 20, 2009 at 8:51 am

We're getting to the point where my daughter is caring about how others feel and what they're doing (she'll turn 3 in Oct). It's so fun to experience that little person developing.

32 E Simpson August 20, 2009 at 8:51 am

I'm a happy subscriber!

33 E Simpson August 20, 2009 at 8:52 am

I'm a member of the forums!

34 Emily August 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

Getting hugs and kisses from him. I love that he likes to love on me so much.

35 Emily August 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

I'm also a subscriber.

36 Heike B August 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

There are so many rewarding moments, when my 10year old notices that I'm stressed and hugs me to make me feel better and tells me he loves me. When my soon-to-be 5 year old runs to me with the biggest smile on his face to kiss me and tells me he loves me. One that always gets my heart is when my boys are "hanging" out together and tell each other that they love each other.

37 Paula August 20, 2009 at 9:20 am

I am a single mom, so when I had 7-year old took care of me. That was the sweetest thing ever!

38 Paula August 20, 2009 at 9:20 am

I am an email subscriber. :)

39 Nic August 20, 2009 at 9:26 am

Recently, we visited my bro-in-law's family for an entire weekend. I sent a note thanking my brother's mother-in-law for her efforts. She starting gushing about how well behaved my kids were and how that's a reflection on their parents. I was so proud!

40 Suzanne JC August 20, 2009 at 9:45 am

The first day my son experienced "stranger anxiety" and cried for his mommy! It made me secretly happy! :)

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43 Vicki Wurgler August 20, 2009 at 10:27 am

my most rewarding moments were nursing my children and when they first said MAMA

44 ash_deals_diva August 20, 2009 at 10:31 am

I subscribe to your email and absolutely love your necklace!

45 Heather Murphy August 20, 2009 at 10:32 am

Such a cute necklace.

46 crystal byron August 20, 2009 at 10:36 am

so pretty!!

47 Amanda August 20, 2009 at 10:37 am

I have a pink journal that I keep all the funny things that my kids say and do. On rough days I can pull that out and relive those moments with a smile. They make me laugh in spite of all the hard work too. That's a gift they give me that they don't even work to provide.

48 Mindy August 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

Rewarding to me is when my kids show compassion to others.

49 Mindy August 20, 2009 at 10:48 am

I subscribe to your blog with google reader

50 Meg August 20, 2009 at 10:56 am

One of my most momentus moments as a mom was when my oldest daughter (who is 20 now) came to the realization that her actions really did affect me and her family members. Since then, she has been really thoughtful of others and their feelings.

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