Queen for a Day: and the winner is …

And now, for the moment you”ve all been waiting for ….. the Queen for a Day 2012 gift basket winner for Simple Kids:

The winner is ….. Kelly at Love Well,  who described motherhood in six words as, “Why I need coffee and God. “

Congratulations, Kelly!  Check your email soon for details from me on claiming your gift basket prizes.

Queen for a Day 2012 sponsors and coupon codes

I know that I am a bit biased, but I think the readers of Simple Living Media are some of the best folks out there and it makes me so happy when we are able to put together giveaways like this for you guys!

The reason we can do so is, in no small part, due to the generosity and kindness of our vendors.  We owe a HUGE thank you to all the Queen for a Day sponsors! These are all shops with heart behind them, and we’re proud to support them.

As a special treat for our readers, and just in time for your Mother”s Day shopping, many of them have provided our readers with coupon codes and discounts. Why not pick up a few sweet somethings for the moms in your life or to treat yourself?

Accessories, Bags, & Clothing

Arteesta—Use the code QUEEN4ADAY for 10% off through May 31
Epiphanie Bags
Gussy Sews—Use the code GUSSYSEWS15 for 15% off through May 8
Namaste Inc.—Use the code MOM25 for 25% off through May 5
Shabby Apple


EvaJuliet—Use the code FORMOM for 10% off.
Life Manifestos—Use the code SIMPLEHOMESCHOOL for 10% off through May 4 (orders purchased by the 4th are guaranteed to arrive before Mother’s Day)
Mary Kate McDevitt—Use the code MOMSDAY for 10% off
Rebekka Seale—Use the code SIMPLEMOM to get free shipping through April 14 (and her set of 3 flower prints are also on sale for Mother’s Day, all three for $35)
River Luna—Use the code MAMALOVE for 30% off

Bath & Body

Graham Gardens—Use the code Queen25 for 25% off through May 31, 2012 (and they always have flat rate $5 shipping)
Live Beautifully—Use the code MOTHERSDAY20 for 20% off entire purchase until May 14
LuSa Organics—Use the code SIMPLE GIVEAWAY (enter it in the comments field during checkout) for a free bar of naked soap with orders over $35, through May 15
MadeOn Hard Lotion—Use the code SLM2012 for 10% off through May 5
Saville’s Row—Use the code SAVILLE33 for 15% off


Naturally Fun Parties for Kids, Ice Pop Joy, and The Organic Family Cookbook by Anni Daulter
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond
For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom by Dionna Ford
Mother Letters, curated by Sean and Amber Haines—Use the code SIMPLE5 for the price of $5 each through May 4
Whole Grain Baking from King Arthur Flour
The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder Through the Seasons by Amanda Blake Soule from Roost Books – use code SIMPLEQUEEN for 30% off plus free shipping during the month of May
Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes by Joy Wilson

Home Goods

EvoLuxe—Use the code 2012MAMA for 15% off through May 8
House & Hold—Use the code SIMPLEDESIGN for 10% off through May 8

Peugeot Spice Mills
Soy Delites Candles—Use the code SIMPLEMOM15 for 15 % off
Teach Your Tot


Allora Handmade—Use the code MOTHERSDAY for 15% off through May 13
Chocolate and Steel—Check the site for the current monthly special
Funky Vintage Lovely—Use the code SIMPLE for 10% off through May 13
—Use the code SIMPLEMOM20 for 20% off through May 2nd
Mercy House—Every purchase directly supports the Mercy House maternity home in Kenya!
Native Shop—Use the code QUEEN25 for 25% off through May 8
Peggy Li Jewelry—Use the code “SHSMOM” for 20% off through May 4
Savage Heart—Use the code SIMPLELOVE for 15% off through May 8

Paper Goods

Paper Coterie—Use the code RECOGNIZEMOM for 60% off through May 4
Primele—Use the code MOMSDAY2012 for free shipping through May 14

Congratulations again, Kelly, and THANK YOU to everyone who entered the 2012 Queen for a Day giveaway.

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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