UPDATED – Moms Light Up This Contest: Winner!

Step off, Moms (and the people that love them). This contest is done. Not only that, this contest has a winner. And the winner is…

Sheliza! Sheliza blogs over at Mom Files and is the proud wife of internet sensation Dwayne. If you aren’t reading her you should be.  If you weren’t visiting her blog because it didn’t smell like Sun Dried Cotton, English Lavender, well, we’ve fixed that.  Besides, that’s kind of messed up. Scratch and sniff computers are so invasive. You do not want to smell what’s cooking up in here.

Um. Anyway, congrats, Sheliza. Don’t let Dwayne near the tassel.


This is supposed to be a post for my mother. Or my wife. Or my grandmothers.  This is supposed to be a post for a contest called Moms Light Up Our Lives, which they do, but it’s late, I’m tired and I don’t know where to begin.

I could write about my mother and how she raised me and some other kid and how I grew into a wonderful young man, which is true, but then I’d have to go on and on about why I’m so wonderful and that would take forever and as I mentioned, it’s late. Plus, she’s modest.

I could write about my wife and how she married the wonderful young man that my mother raised and in turn is raising two wonderful young men of her own, which is true, but then I’d have to go on and on about why they’re so wonderful and how she’s responsible and there would need to be pie charts and graphs and seriously? I’m too tired for that sort of thing. Besides, who needs pie charts? The only proof anyone should need is in the boys, and of course the pudding.

I could write about my grandmothers. One passed away when I was a kid and one less than a year ago. I could write about what they mean and how I miss them, but those are posts for tears not tassels (see below), and I don’t know where to begin.  My feelings there are not contest fodder.

So what does a guy that has been up all night with crying kids, needy pets and an aging bladder do for a contest? He segues.

Did someone say contest? Not unless you read aloud, but yeah, it’s written there (a few times if you want to get technical).  Here’s the lowdown: share your story about the maternal figure of your choice and be entered in the Moms Light Up Our Lives contest. You can win a prize and that prize can be a gift and everyone wins and everyone is happy and across us all a little more light will fall. And it will be scented accordingly.

Moms Light Up Our Lives Contest Information

The prize is a Root Candles Scent Collection and it will be shipped in time for Mother’s Day (barring any surprises). The winner will choose from one of three fragrances: Sun Dried Cotton, English Lavender and for the Gilligan’s Island/Deadhead crowd, Ginger Patchouli (I’m sure it’s lovely). The collection includes a Large Veriglass Candle, a Reed Diffuser, and a Scented Tassel (in Alabaster, which is, apparently, a color). Yes, a tassel, which is a totally normal gift for your mother. What kind of tassel were you thinking of?

How to Enter

Leave a comment below about your own mother, grandmother, wife, partner, sister or the mother figure of your choice, and you will be entered into the drawing. Tell the world How Moms Light Up Your Life!

Extra Ways to Enter

Do you really, really want to make your home smell better? Of course you do! Here are some opportunities for extra entries, in addition to your comment (yes, you still have to comment, and it better be nice!) with your Moms Light Up Our Lives story:

1) Become a Root Candles Facebook fan and leave a comment on their page!

2) Tweet about this contest using the #rootcandles tag (you can Tweet daily and post the link in the comments below)!

3) Blog about why you want to win the My Mom Lights Up My Life with links back to this post, as well as to the Root Candles’ homepage and post the link to it in the comments below. Yes, again with the comments. Validate me!

Enter Now! Deadline for entries is midnight, PST, Friday, April 26th and the winner will be notified by email. This means you must leave your email IN THE COMMENTS (but not in the ACTUAL comment, rather in the box that says “email” — pure rocket science).

Good luck!

I am hosting this contest in conjunction with Clever Girls Collective despite the painfully obvious fact that I am not clever, a girl nor much of a collector.  I dabble.

Compensation: $50 Visa gift card
Products Received: One Root Candle Scent Collection. I chose Sun Dried Cotton. It smells nice.

For some reason Clever Girls Collective wants me to add this to what I just said:

Root Candles and the Clever Girls Collective provided me with a review sample of the Root Candles Scent Collection prize pack. I was also compensated for my time to manage the contest with a Visa gift card.

It’s like déjà vu all over again. It just smells better.

This contest is now closed. Thank you for participating.

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