Mother's Day Contest

I received a Dean and Deluca mailer last week and this lovely squishy, fluffy picture was gazing at me. My mouth was watering as the marshmallows were calling my name.
I don't know if anyone else shares a love for fluffy marshmallows, but if you do I'm sure you are wishing you snatch one right off the plate.

So earlier today I was thinking that I'd like to give someone a chance to indulge in these yummy marshmallows from Dean and Deluca.

The only thing is, they would be going to your mom or someone who you think is a wonderful mom and deserves a fun fluffy gift.

Leave a comment giving reasons why your mom/friend/someone special deserves these temptatious marshmallows.
Also, leave me your email address so I can contact you to get your information if you are the winner.

I will announce the winner on Thursday, May 7th at 8 pm Mt. time. So be sure to enter before then.


Blogger suzmichelleg said...

Doesn't being the first to comment give me an edge? *wink, wink*
My mom totally rocks! She taught me the true meaning of sacrificial love. My whole upbringing she showed me how to think of others before yourself, always modeling completely unselfish giving-even in the "lean" times. She always gave, and continues to give, to others before herself. She showed me how to be a woman of grace, giving and receiving. She lives a life centered on Christ which is THE number one gift you can ever give your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. She showed me how to honor my husband and love, love, love my kiddos.

Oh, and she also taught me table manners, how to be a fabulous hostess, how to apply "just enough" make-up, how to cook, do laundry, and scrub a toilet, even though I swore I'd have a maid to do it one day. Is there anything more #1 motherly than that?!?

6:12 PM  
Blogger suzmichelleg said...

P.S.- Your photos totally rock!!

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Cristy ~ So I also believe my mom is amazing and deserves the marshmallows and so much more!! For 2 1/2 years she lived out the meaning of sacrificial love while caring for my dad through his battle with lung cancer. She put all activities besides church Wed night and Sun morning on hold to care for my daddy. From taking off school to run him to doctor's appointments to countless hours sitting by his bed in the hospital (especially the last few months) she did it all without a complaint and most of the times a smile on her face. In the seven months since he passed away it's been a mixed blessing watching her rejoin the rest of the world. But I know in a heartbeat she would do it all over again if my sister or I were to get sick. She amazes me with her never-ending energy and it would be an honor to surprise her with something this sweet and fun just because she's my mom! Marcie Stowell

8:15 PM  
Blogger Growing up said...

So I love marshmallow fluff, when I was preggo with lily I ate it with peanutbutter two or three times a day... and now she is allergic to peanuts... go figure and fluff is not as good with almond butter its great with nutella thought! ... but I still put it in my hot chocolate...

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Several months ago, I went to sleep a healthy 27-year-old female and woke to find myself extremely ill and my eyesight severely distorted. During the weeks I spent in the hospital, my mom never left my side. She was there to feed me and take care of me 24 hours a day. We spent months traveling all over to various doctor's appointments, each one more stressful than the last. My mom was there when I finally found out that I had an extremely rare condition which meant my vision would be permanently distorted. Fortunately, after a few months, I have regained the ability to use a computer! These past few months have been horrible for her--I would love to give her these marshmallows as a special Mother's Day gift:-)

8:36 PM  
Blogger KimL said...

My mom is a lot of the things we say about moms: She's kind and giving and unfortunately puts everyone else before herself. But some things that may embarrass her are the same things that make her unlike any other mom I know. She taught me how to belch on purpose and with gumption. When she met my new boyfriend (now my husband) she greeted him with her nose taped up to her forehead. She taught my children how to make *fart* noises with their armpits. Amazingly she was able to teach us these things without being rude or inappropriate. She taught me to root for the underdog. She taught me to be a loyal friend. She has been the best listener I have ever known, and when I've dreaded telling her things for fear of disappointing her, she encouraged me and told me how proud of me she would always be no matter what. I've watched her care for her brother with generous love and patience. Now she is teaching me new things: How to cook eggs over easy, how plant my garden, and how to compost. She's teaching me how to make jelly and can food from the garden. She's teaching me to sew. These last lessons were learned from her mother, and I will be teaching my children these fading ways of life. My mother is a wealth of information and love, and I will continue to learn from her always. oh...and we both love marshmallows!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Ben said...

I know a Mom, we'll call her Cristy, that is the world's greatest Mom. She has a son, we'll call him Benson. Cristy has loved Benson since he was a little "peanut" in her belly. It wasn't the easiest thing to bring Benson in the world - Cristy went through a lot of pain - nnd had a long recovery. But she handled it very well and loved Benson the whole way through. Cristy is a Mom who has spent nearly every hour with her Son and you can tell that she is influencing him everytime he smiles and laughs like crazy. My Son is a wonderful boy and I know that most of the credit must go to his wondeful Mommy. I love everyone's experiences listed above and it means the world to me to know that Benson has the kind of Mom who will do great things for him in his life. No matter what happens in the future, I am confident of one thing, Benson is and will always be blessed to have Cristy as his Mommy. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the greatest gift I could ever give Benson is Cristy as his Mom! I love you babe.

P.S. I would understand if we are not put in the running for the treats - a real chance for bias exists here!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Misty said...

I think my mom is amazing in that she supports me in whatever I decide to do with my life. I met my husband in college and we only knew each other for 3 1/2 months. We eloped and got married and she didn't say anything negative to us...she just smiled (and cried of course) and welcomed him into our family with open arms. I now have a 4 year old son with Kabuki Syndrome and she is so amazing with him. She also supports me in my photography...she actually pushed me to do it. I didn't think I could and now (a year later) I have done pretty well. Most importantly she taught me how to be a strong woman and told me that God only gives us what we can handle. God blessed me with a wonderful mother, father, brother, husband, son and another one the way. I truly do not know who I would be if it wasn't for my mother guiding me through my life. I love her so much!

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Lifes Mirror Images said...

I think Ben deserves the marshmellows b/c that's the sweetest thing ever!

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie Blumer said...


I think my mom deserves the marshmallows because she gives everything up for people she loves. She gave up a nursing career to stay home with me and my brother. She went back to work only when my brother went to kindergarten, and she also worked at the same school to be near us. She went back to school to become a teacher in her 40's. She taught for 8 wonderful years and then retired to stay home to take care of my dad who has alzheimer's disease. Even when she is tired from not sleeping at night, she gives us that signature smile and a big hug and we make each other's day. She is the best friend I have and ever will have. She's been there since the day I was born and has never questioned her love for me or my brother and especially my daughter!! She is the most loving and wonderful woman you will EVER meet!! She has the biggest heart and loves her family with all her heart. She has given unselfishly to those she loves and has made me the person I am today. I wake up and thank God everyday that she is my mom. She is AWESOME and deserves those yummy marshmallows.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous fotobug said...

I think the wonderful mother of Benson should win this one!


Your lovely hubby is a keeper! Don't ever ever let him go. Ever. His submission to your contest was.... perfect.

If I were to vote, I'd say you could call the contest closed and eat all the yummy fluff for yourself.

Happy day to you!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Mara said...

Ok. I was going to nominate my mother who raised me on her own and then moved out to watch my baby daughter when I went back to work this year.

But, after reading Ben's post, I vote for Benson's Mommy too! She sounds like a truly inspiring mommy that deserves the most decadent marshmallows treats they make! Happy Mother's Day Cristy!

P.S. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, your images are a continual source of happiness and light in our day.

4:53 PM  
Blogger ginger ivey said...

I'm not biased. My mom is simply the best. Three weeks ago we lost our baby and that night we called our parents to let them know. My mom cried on the phone with me and told Allen to hug me tight. I had a couple appointments the next day and my car was at the shop, so I dropped Allen of to study and Starbucks and went to my appointment. I was a little later than I'd thought I would be getting back to Starbucks. Allen was sitting reading and I sat and hugged him. As I turned around, there was my mom with her arms wide open to hug me herself! She'd left that morning and driven all the way from south texas just so she could be with us at such a hard time! We went out to dinner and stayed up late talking and crying, then she got up the next day, grabbed a bite and drove all the way back home. She is the BEST mom in the WORLD! Seriously. I don't know what I'd do without her. She sacrifices so much for others and loves so deeply. Even my friends get excited when my mom comes to town! I could not ask for anyone better. Driving 10 hours just so she could hug on me through the toughest loss I've ever had. I love you Mom!

6:01 PM  
Blogger cristy cross said...

The winners are Amanda, Stephanie, and Ginger! Thanks to everyone for writing in and sharing with me the wonderful qualities of your moms. We need more moms like ours in the world. Unconditional love :)

8:54 PM  

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