I love to craft and I love to shop and daily I'm faced with the decision of whether to DIY or buy.  I am so blessed to have a mother that is oozing with creativity.  Any bit of creativity I have ~ came from her!  

When I was growing up, I could always count on her to make original, fabulous objects that no one else had.  She was an orignial DIYer, y'all!  BUT, that doesn't mean she didn't and doesn't like to buy things, too.   She also passed that along to me.  {wink}  

So, when Mother's Day rolls around I get to decide:  shop or craft?

{This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay.}

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{Me, My Mom, My Sister}

Mother's Day Gift Guide

This year, eBay is making things easy for me.  They have a Mother's Day gift guide that is fabulous.  {{Seriously}}  It has just about everything on it that you can think of to give to the women in your life.  Since my Mom lives in a different state than me, purchasing something special for her and having it shipped directly definitely has appeal!  {{sshhhh.....don't tell her I said that}}}}

$500 Shopping Spree

Now through May 11th, if you Curate a Mother's Day collection, you have a chance at winning a $500 shopping spree from eBay.  Now that's what I'm talking about!  {{high fives}}  I want in on that action, so I curated a few collections of my own.  And, of course, my lovely Mother is my inspiration.  

Here's how it works:  simply curate a collection on ebay with the hastag #eBayMom and you'll be entered to win a $500 shopping spree from eBay.  Share your collections to inspire others and receive additional entries.  {{fabulous}}  

It's an easy way to put all the things you love in one place with the click of the mouse!  Plus, who wouldn't want to win a $500 shopping spree?

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How to Play

For each collection you create, you'll be entered to win $500!  Additionally, for each gift collection you create and share, eBay will donate $1 to Bright Pink®, up to $25,000 total!

What is in your ultimate Mother's Day Collection? Create a collection using #eBayMom for a chance to WIN a $500 eBay shopping spree.   Sweepstakes ends May 11, 2014.

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Collection #1 ~ Lady in Red 

This Lady in Red collection is inspired by mom. She has red hair, loves the color, and wears it often.  Thus... the lady in red.  {wink}  She looks fabulous in the color, but more than that, whenever I see anything in a beautiful, shiny red color I think of my mom... because she's beautiful and shiny. Inside and out.

 

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Collection #2 ~ Beauty Must Haves

I just adore anything that lends itself to beautification, and that's something my mom helped me appreciate. All of the items in this collection help soften the skin or make one look more beautiful with fun accessories and beauty products.

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{At my Sister's baby shower}

Whether you are a crafter or a shopper, you'll have so much fun picking items for you to Curate a Collection for Mom!  It's for a good cause and I can guarantee you'll find something fabulous at the same time for the nurturer in your life!  Just like I did.

 

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Happy Mother's Day, ya'll!
 
~ Laurie  {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

 

Disclosure:  My blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay.  All opinions are my own, of course. {wink}