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Celebrating Mother's Day with the MOTHER of all Maker-Mama Giveaways!

Celebrating Mother's Day with the MOTHER of all Maker-Mama Giveaways!

Well, Mother's Day is NEXT weekend and it dawned on me a couple of days ago (I know, I know...procrastinate much?) that it would be nice to not only feature a few of my favorite local "Maker-Mamas" in a blog post, but to also give away some of their amazing handmade items to one of YOU!  So let's meet them, shall we?

First up is Stephanie of The Texas Unicorn.  Stephanie is a work-from-home mom who makes adorable screen-printed tee shirts, tank tops, aprons, koozies and other goods...pretty much anything you could ever need for your "momiform" or business.  She and I became Instagram friends quite some time ago and didn't realize until several months into it that we were actually neighbors!  Like, next street over neighbors...in the same neighborhood.  Crazy, right?  Anyway, Stephanie is kept pretty busy doing that whole "parenthood" thing with her husband Daniel, two sweet kiddos, and their Corgi, Zoey.  But you can find all of her super cute items in her Etsy shop and on Instagram and Facebook

(Courtesy photos below) 

Next, I'd like to introduce you to Rachel of Boerne's new cupcake and ice cream shop, Smallcakes.  Rachel is a military spouse to her husband B.J., and mom of three.  She and her family relocated to Boerne in 2011 and after a long-time love affair with Smallcakes cupcakes around the country, she decided to open her very own shop right here in our wonderful town.  You can read all about Boerne's new Cupcakery in this blog post I wrote here, but also be sure to follow Rachel on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to speed on all her new delicious flavors and specials!

(My own images and courtesy photos below)

Now if you're following anything Boerne-related at all on social media, you probably already know Amy of From Scratch Farm and Shutter Happy Photography.  She's involved with all sorts of fun events and organizations here in town to include her kids' 4H, Boerne Handmade Market, Diva Night, and the county fair, among other things.  You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone more locally involved than this lady and how she does it with two kids and two businesses is beyond me!  But, she does somehow manage to make handmade lip balms, healing salves, body scrubs, bath salts, laundry detergents, wool dryer balls, and so much more from her very own home.  She sells them along with some super cute tee shirts, essential oils, and other things in her shop and also online.  Amy's Facebook and Instagram pages are must-follows as she's always adding new, fun items to her shop, posting favorite recipes, and photos from her family's adventures around the Hill Country.

(Courtesy photos below)

And finally, we have Kim of The Dainty Doe, out of Austin.  I've been lucky enough to get to "ooh and ahh" over Kim's beautiful booth full of sparkly, shiny jewelry at Boerne Handmade Market a couple of times now.  I actually purchased a necklace and a pair of earrings as a Christmas gift back in the fall, and wouldn't you know, decided to keep it for myself instead.  Ha!  Somewhere in the middle of being a wife to her high school sweetheart Jared, and mama to her two adorable boys, Kim manages to make all this gorgeous jewelry by hand and travel to what seems like all over the Hill Country to sell it.  I honestly don't think you can fully appreciate the sweetness of her creations without actually seeing her booth in person, so be sure you're following The Dainty Doe on Facebook and Instagram to see where you can catch her next!

(Courtesy photos below)

So now that we've met these lovely Maker-Mamas, how about we get to the giveaway?!  To celebrate these amazing women and the amazing women in your life (yes, YOURSELF included!), we're teaming up to give one of you the following:

-One "Mom Hard, Wife Hard, Work Hard" tee from The Texas Unicorn,
-SIX cupcakes in a flavor of your choice from Smallcakes,
-bath bombs AND a Mama Hen tee from From Scratch Farm, and
-one pair of the "River" earrings from The Dainty Doe!

 mother's day giveaway

To enter, simply follow the instructions on the PINNED FACEBOOK POST or THIS INSTAGRAM POST.  We'll announce the winner at 7:00pm this Friday, May 11th.  If you win, you must be able to pick up your items in Boerne.  Enter to win for yourself, your mother, your sister, your best friend...heck, forward this post on to your husband so he can enter to win for you too!  Good luck and Happy Mother's Day, mamas!

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