// My Mom is a Gem (a Mother's Day Jewelry Giveaway!)

My mom and I have an incredibly close, awesome relationship. It didn't always feel that way (Hello, angsty teenage years!) but I know she's always been my biggest fan and #1 supporter. She'd do absolutely anything for me, and I can't even begin to show my gratitude for her. It was just me and her growing up, so she sacrificed a lot of things to make sure I always had what I needed (and wanted), and she never missed a ball game or practice. And I played a lot of sports. (I don't know how she did it, honestly). Her birthday always falls within 3 or 4 days of Mother's Day, so I try to make it extra special for her. I celebrated Father's Day with her growing up, too. When you're a single mom, you do it all. You don't really have a choice otherwise. Regardless of circumstance, she always made sure I knew I was loved an cherished, and I can only hope I am able to reciprocate that to her. (and show the same to my kids).

I have so many amazing memories with my mom. One (many?) of my favorite memories are of her taking me to so many concerts! (Don't laugh at me... these are ridiculous!) We went to those "All That Music and More Festivals" (you know, LFO, 98 Degrees, Aaron Carter... aww yeah!), Spice Girls, N*Sync, etc. I know she was totally out of her element, but it was so fun to spend that time with her. it was something we were able to share together and I love thinking back on those days. I hope I can be half as cool as a mom as she is. (Though that photo above is from last year at the Cher concert! haha)

JTV asked if I wanted to team up again to treat my mom to a little something special from their site (and give you the chance to treat your mom, too!) and of course I said yes. I picked out a ring from their collection and got a matching one, too. My mom is not a big jewelry person honestly. She mostly only wears her wedding ring and maybe a necklace here or there. But she loved the sentimental thought behind the ring I chose and she thought it was absolutely beautiful in person.

Now this is your chance to win this ring for your mama, too! Just follow the instructions below and you'll be entered to win!

Follow @JTV on Instagram (leave your IG name below!) and share why you love your mama in the comments below.

For additional entries, tag as many friends as you like (1 per comment) on my Instagram post for this contest. (Just make sure you've done the top entry first so I'll know you entered!)

A winner will be chosen at random next week and contacted shortly thereafter. Thanks friends! I hope y'all have a fabulous rest of your week, and an chance to hang with your mama come Mother's Day! xo


  1. My mom is my best friend. She has the best advice and sense of humor. I hope once my son in born (due Tuesday!) I can be half the amazing mom she is. I am so proud of her for following her dreams and moving across the country alone to an unknown place and making the best of it.

  2. I follow JTV on instagram(Kellywcu) and I love my mom because she is a good listener.

  3. Follow on instagram as aktheartist63
    I love my mom because she is always there for me and will support me through everything.

  4. Meranda Meranda.abercrombie@yahoo.comMay 4, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    I love my momma for many different reasons but she's been gone for 6 years. If I won this giveaway, i would give it to my mother in law who has been like a mom to me for the last 9.5 years. She will do anything for you, is always there when you need her & she loves my 2 little boys to death!

    Followed on IG-user name mrs_abercrombie

  5. IG: @wordslikebeauty

    I love my mom because she’s my best friend. She sacraficed so much to make sure my brother and I had a stable life after my dad left. She managed to keep us in the same home I was born into, in the same school district and, for the most part, maintaining the same activities we had always known before my parents divorced. Her and I have been through so much together...my illness and stomach ulcers, her cancer and hysterectomy, my parents separation and divorce, financial woes, her mother (my grandma’s) stroke and death...she supported me through college and, even know, she is helping my husband and I - we live with her while we’re trying to get on our feet in the “real world” so that we can save money...and still in the same house that I was born into (how many kids can say that). When my husband was getting ready to propose, he asked my mother’s permission for my hand in marriage. And, even though we’re a few years away from it, I can’t wait to see my mom as a grandmother. I know she’ll be even better at it than she already is at being a mother - and she’s pretty darn close to perfect, in my eyes. Through all the good and bad in my entire life, she’s always been my best friend. I will always live to make her proud. And, someday, I’ll be able to do for her all that she’s done for me (except, you know, the biggest thing of all...which was give me life!).

    Thank you for offering this giveaway!
    --- Erika

  6. IG - Brimstone526
    I can't even begin to explain the undying love and admiration for my Ma. She is the most amazing person I have ever met, and I wish I could have the same kind/careless soul as she.

  7. My instagram name is battle_cry. I love my mom because she is pretty awesome and I really enjoy talking with her.
    junerlisle at gmail dot com

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  9. Kristin G

    IG: marley_kristin I love my momma because she's so caring and thoughtful. She always randomly surprises me with something just for no reason. She is not only my mom, but also a great friend. She is so fun to shop with and has great taste too :)

  10. IG: kaylakedavra

    My mama is an amazing woman. She cares for literally every single person and has so many emotions because of it. I love her so much, and enjoy her company. She is truly my best friend.

  11. IG. elena_guijarro_
    Why? Why not, my mom is a wonder woman and my best friend in the world.
    My mother always made me feel safe and loved when my father was away.
    She is a woman full of passion and love for life. When I was a child, she took me to all the films and theatre play in the city. I am proud to call she: MOM.

  12. I love my Mom because she loves me unconditionally <3
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com
    insta - kaizenfashion

  13. I love my mom for being there for me through thick and thin and believing in me no matter what. I am @FidoseofReality on Instagram.

  14. I love my mom because she's the strongest and get most gentle person I know. She's always there for me and always supports me no matter what.

    Insta - @callieclough

  15. I love my mom because she's the strongest and get most gentle person I know. She's always there for me and always supports me no matter what.

    Insta - @callieclough


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