Thanks to all those who entered!  You ladies are awesome!  I am so happy to celebrate some mommas!

The Giveaway is over, but that shouldn’t stop you from reading about all the awesomeness contained in this post!

A few weeks back, I came across this blog post that got under my skin.   It was an article about how to survive a direct sales party.  Now, don’t get me wrong I don’t mind reading snarky and sarcastic things most of the time…actually I usually prefer it if it’s done well.

But this one article made me a little sad.

I am in sales right now.  Yes, that is correct!  This photography business is mostly sales and other businessy type things.  I’m not running around all glamorous with my camera like I know you all envision me.  Well…not all the time.

And y’all, it’s no joke.   It’s hard.  It’s time-consuming.  And the true skill is separating you from the product/business.

And with social media that makes it even harder.  Facebook is hands-down the easiest way to market.  It’s not the best, it’s not the only, but it is the easiest.  So I think we see a lot of our friends working many different businesses on facebook – creating items to sell on Etsy to skincare to jewelry to cleaning products.

But c’mon, that’s ok!   If it’s not your jam, just scroll on down.  It’s no big deal and there’s no need to be a hater.

You don’t even have to be a supporter, but you should show common courtesy.

If you get a message from someone who is starting a new business, just take 30 seconds to be a kind person and simply say, “yes, please” or “no, thank you”.  That’s all they want and everything will be fine.  They won’t hate you or judge you or defriend you.  They just asked a question and you gave an answer.  Why do we, as women, get our panties in a twist over the simplest of things?

So when I read that article poking fun at this type of sales, I thought, you know, this mom is just trying to invite her friend to an event and introduce her to something she likes.  Do you think she enjoys that part of her job?  Well, NEWSFLASH!  She hates it. But it’s necessary to make some extra money to help the kids do activities. It’s necessary to help pay bills for her family. When you don’t respond or people make mean comments, it’s harder for her to keep going.  She’s ok with a “no, thank you.”  But it’s not her fault that you can seem to get your words together enough to say:

“Friend, I really do appreciate you thinking of me, but I am not interested in that product.  It’s just not my jam.”

“Friend, because I love you, I’ll come hang out and listen, but I can’t promise I’ll buy.” or

“I’m so glad that you’ve found something that works for you, so I wish you luck, but it’s just not for me.”

See, no hurt feelings there – maybe some disappointment, but no need to get upset.

When I read the article, it made we want to write a rebuttal but instead, I thought I’d just celebrate these hardworking moms.  That’s what I like to do with my mompreneur interviews, so I’m starting a new trend.  I want to help my friends who are rocking their business spread their news and in the process, my dear sweet mommy friend, you get to win some awesome prizes!

I am celebrating these awesome moms and they are going to tell you a little about themselves and what you can win.

Meet: Stephine Webster

Company Name: Rodan and Fields.  Visit her website

Hello mama’s my name is Stephine Webster and I’m a consultant with Rodan and Fields! Why did I choose to sell Rodan and Fields?!? I wish I could tell you I had this amazing story about how these products change my life because my skin was so horrible, but I don’t. But I can tell you this. I BELIEVE in these products wholeheartedly. I’ve seen what they’ve done for others and how they’ve given countless people confidence again. These products are changing skin and changing lives one day at a time. When people ask me why I’m selling these products, I tell them it’s for you and for my family. I’m selling them for you so you can get the skin you’ve always wanted and I’m selling it for my family to one day live life on my own terms and not miss a single moment with my babies and my wonderful husband.

As we are coming up on Mother’s Day we need to treat moms to some pampering because no one in the world has done more for you than your mom. Let’s celebrate our moms this Mother’s Day. Let’s appreciate her for all she’s done and all she has seen us through. It’s only one day even though she deserves this and so much more.
For this giveaway, I’m putting together a mama’s essential summer survival kit! This includes our Body Moisturizer, Sunscreen, Sunless Tanner, Lip Moisturizer, and samples of the Microdermabrasion Paste.

WINNER: Marsha Coggins

Meet: Jen Friend

Food Blogger at Just Take One Bite

I started my cooking blog because I love to cook and share recipes that are healthy and delicious. For me, sharing food is sharing love, but it doesn’t have to be an unhealthy experience. As a mother, I want my children to grow up with a healthy relationship with food, so exposing them to many foods and flavors is my way of doing that. I wanted to participate in this giveaway honoring mothers because being a mother is one of the hardest jobs out there and mothers deserve some extra TLC. Whether you are a working mother or a stay at home working mother, the worry about the safety and health of your children is a 24 hour, 7 days a week gig. I especially love moms celebrating other moms because we need each other, our mom tribe, to survive this crazy journey of motherhood.

For my giveaway, you’ll receive a month of Degusta Box.  I love subscription boxes and review them frequently on my blog and you can read my take on this one.  This is one of my favorites and I know you’ll enjoy it.

WINNER: Candace Johnston

Meet: Beth Newman

Owner of Mama Peacock Baby Owl

Hi there! I’m Beth, the owner, and designer behind Mama Peacock Baby Owl, a handmade children’s boutique. I started creating special occasion outfits when my daughter had her first birthday photo session. Now three and a half, she loves to assist me in modeling and designing fun and whimsical outfits for little ones like her. I love being able to be the primary caregiver for my spunky girl and still be able to have an outlet for creativity and endless learning for myself at the same time.

I am so happy to be part of a giveaway for moms. We often spend our energy and time taking care of others, and we forget or forgo taking care of ourselves. We tend to put ourselves at the bottom of the never-ending to-do list. Thank you, Kristina, for spoiling the mamas who are often so busy spoiling everyone else!

For the giveaway, a fun-loving mom will be getting a $25 gift certificate to use on anything in the boutique… including some grown-up DIY craft kits or even fancy unicorn headband for herself!

Follow Beth on Facebook and join her VIP group.

WINNER: Elizabeth Whitlock

Meet: Tamara Monceaux

Company: LipSense – learn more on her facebook page.

I began selling LipSense in December of 2016.  Initially, I started selling it because I was shocked at how awesome the product was…Lipstick that stays on 4-18 hours, AMAZING!  As a mom, I LOVE how a product as simple as lipstick, can make me feel so beautiful.  I have ventured out of my comfort zone and really enjoy modeling the colors.  I truly feel pretty! Don’t get me wrong, I also LOVE the extra income that I am bringing in, but the best part of selling this product is making people feel beautiful!  All moms deserve that!

For the giveaway,  a special mom will receive a color and gloss combination and it’s one of my most popular colors – sheer berry and pearl gloss.

WINNER: Stay Tuel

Meet: Charity Graham

Company: Jamberry – learn more on her facebook page and buy from her website.

My name is Charity Graham, and I have been an English teacher for twelve years and a mom for 7.  I also sell Jamberry as a side job because I love the product, and being a mom, I cannot afford to get my nails done at a salon.  It is my “little” way to treat myself and feel pretty and put together.

I am offering a Jamberry Mini-Heater and two full sheets of nails which cover more than four manicures!  This is a package worth $49!!!  Also, for anyone included in this e-mail, I would like to offer an extra $15 dollars in hostess rewards for hostessing a qualifying party of at least $100!

We should celebrate moms because moms are selfless and, all the while, unappreciated.  Since becoming a mom, I have learned of a love I never knew I was capable of.  Moms have true hearts and work tirelessly to make the best lives for their children.  Every mom is a “super mom” even on days she feels under-qualified or less-than-the-best.  Blessings!

WINNER: Michelle Hall

Meet: Marsha Coggins

Company: Origami Owl – learn more on her facebook page.

I started my Origami Owl business a little over 4 years ago while I was around 6 months pregnant. Baby #4 was on the way, and I knew I needed to seek out a form of supplement income. With 4 kids in soccer, add in gymnastics, piano, a little tee-ball and softball and you’ve got a recipe for a major expense. I was invited to an O2 jewelry bar and Instantly fell in love with the jewelry from Origami Owl. The fact that every customer can customize a piece to represent them really appealed to me. I think that finding something you love is the key, and jewelry is my spirit animal.

Moms, the moms need to be celebrated for all the things. They need to be celebrated for all the things they do or don’t do for their children’s best interest. They need to be celebrated for years of no sleep, unconditional love, and being their kid’s best cheerleader. Being a mom is exhausting, empowering and joy filled simultaneously. Let the celebration begin!

For the giveaway, a special mom will receive the”Renewal” Rose Gold Teardrop Bangle Bracelet 7 1/4″ with Mom” Silver Memento with CZ.  It will look like the center pic but rosegold instead of a silver bracelet.  Moms, mixing medals is really “in”.

WINNER: Alicia Wyrick

Meet: Holly Litos

Company: Clay Becomes You – learn more on her facebook page.

Clay Becomes You offers handmade cake toppers, ornaments, bookmarks, custom paintings, and much more! Being able to use my creative process to bring joy to others is so important! I love sharing my artwork and seeing how it touches others. Why do we celebrate moms? Weeeeelllllll, because us moms ROCK! We do it all! God gave us all our gifts so that we may give them away. Happy to share with other mamas. Happy Mother’s Day, y’all!

A special mom will receive a custom made bookmark from this giveaway.  We’ll chat about your favorite characters and what will highlight your love for ready most.

WINNER: Michelle Hall

Meet: Robin Dowdy

Company: Premier Designs – learn more on her facebook page.

I started selling Premier Designs jewelry two years ago, literally out of nowhere. I just felt led. It became the best blessing for my family and me. I gained confidence, made new friends, and was able to buy a new car that my family needed. Today, two years later, I am now selling the jewelry full-time. I resigned from my full-time graphic design job at Virginia Tech, and get to spend more time with my family. Selling Premier Designs is giving me flexibility, new relationships, and the ability to take care of my family in ways I couldn’t when I was working full time for VT.

Being able to give back to another mother is so special. I have been blessed by this business and I want to be able to bless someone else. That’s what this is all about to me. Premier is founded on biblical principles and enriching the lives of others, and that’s what I strive to do. I hope that by just giving this necklace to another mom that I will be able to enrich her life a little. I hope she feels loved and special because she is. Moms are amazing. They can do it all!

My I love you to the moon and back necklace is my giveaway. You can wear long and short and it’s a beautiful accent to any outfit.

WINNER: Erin Elam

Meet: Stephanie Wolfe

Company: StephGotCrafty – you can learn more on facebook about her business.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to make things for myself and others.  Think back to 1988 and the rise of friendship bracelets…I think I made hundreds!  There isn’t a craft I haven’t tried and making candles kind of fell in my lap.  A friend who owned a boutique wanted to sell candles and I thought “I can make them!” So I ordered a kit on Amazon and the rest is history.  Candles make your home warm, inviting, and can invoke wonderful memories…lilacs blooming in the spring, yummy vanilla in cookies baking in the oven, hot apple cider in the fall, the crisp smell of a fresh cut tree for Christmas.  This is my goal with each candle I pour and each fragrance I select. As a mom of 2, there is nothing more fulfilling than providing a warm, inviting home for my kids to grow up in.

One special mom will get a 12 oz hob nail glass soy wax candle in the scent of their choice.

WINNER: Abbey Erwin

Meet: Karen Taylor

Company: Karen’s Kreations

Hey, ladies, I have to be honest and tell you that when I started making personalized items it was just so I could give cute, creative, personalized gifts to all my friends. I quickly started receiving a lot of requests to be able to purchase items. This led to the creation of my little side business. In addition to my business, I teach first grade at CPS. I love my day job, but I also love being able to use my creativity to provide customers with meaningful, personalized items. You can find more of my creations on Facebook at Karen’s Kreations. For the giveaway, I will make one special Momma a personalized Mom Life shirt similar to the one pictured above. I think we can all agree that the mom life is the best life. The special recipient of this gift will get to pick the size and color of their shirt.

WINNER: Chauncey Kehoe

Meet: Kimberly Treadway

Company: LulaRoe – find out more on her facebook page.
Hi, Ladies! My name is Kimberly Treadway and I am a LuLaRoe fashion consultant. I have 3 handsome little boys and a husband of 7 years, my high school sweetheart! I’ve been selling for almost a year now and I absolutely love meeting new women and helping them find comfortable but flattering clothing. LuLaRoe is all about comfort, strengthening families, and bringing women together. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing my beautiful LuLaRoe inventory!

The special recipient of this gift will receive a $25 giftcard to my shop!

WINNER: Stephanie Wolfe


SPA GIFT CARD WINNER FROM Kristina Rose Photography goes to Autumn Timpano

Can you believe all that awesomeness?!  This giveaway is going to be amazing.  So have you signed up to be a part of it?   That’s the only way, you can win.  You can get extra entries two ways.

  1. Share this video from my facebook page and make sure you comment shared in the post.
  2. Like or join the facebook pages/groups of these giving moms, or subscribe to their blogs or newsletters.  If you do any of that, make sure you post in their group that you were led there because of the “Celebrate Moms Giveaway with Kristina Rose Photography”.  That’s the only way that they’ll know to alert me.  Let’s spread a little love!

You can enter until May 3 and the winners will be announced on May 5.  So in the meantime, show all moms some love but especially those who are working their hardest to balance their time to be a mompreneur!