Thank you Mum + WIN a Mothers Day giftpack from Circa Home

Fiji Sunset

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Circa Home

We have just come back from a fabulous week away with my entire family celebrating Mum’s 70th birthday.  This photo is of the sunset on her actual birthday, so pretty and pink don’t you think? A good sign for the next decade I hope.  She very generously took all 12 of us to Fiji for the week, thanks Mum!  I’m loving this trend of grandparents taking whole families away for their milestone birthdays, are yours into this, need to give a hint?!  We are dispersed all over Australia and the UK so it was a wonderful way to have a family reunion.  Not only do we have this holiday to be grateful for on Mothers Day this year but a lifetime of selfless caring, organising, giving, supporting and loving.  Thank you Mum. x

Matchy matchy kids

This is my favourite photo of the holiday (graffiti glasses aside but she’s my niece, not my child so keeping her anonymous), the baby is standing there all like “move along, nothing to see here” while the big cousins are clowning about in the water feature.  Do you think they will kill me when they are all older for the matchy matchy holiday kaftans?!  Cute though and special memories, right?  I hope they will be grateful rather than cringing but probably both!

Soooo, when I was sent the new Honeyflower & Sandalwood Candle created by Circa Home for 2016 Mothers Day (May 8th in case you need to know or to remind someone else to get a wriggle on!) that has been themed “gratitude” it seemed like perfect timing. Gratitude is what I’m feeling right now and Mothers Day is the time to reflect on what our Mum’s have done for us isn’t it?

Circa Home Mothers Day Gratitude candle

I wish you could smell this right now, so good and I’m also grateful for being able to do this review to stop doing the post holiday and gastro (don’t ask) washing for a moment and think about what I’m grateful for today.

If you want to print off your own Circa Home “Today I’m Grateful for” notepaper you can through here as they have very kindly provided a free printable. Thank you Circa!  I’m going to get my girls to start filling these in too as at the moment they need to be reminded that they should be, in fact, a tad more grateful than the sense of entitlement they are currently displaying (another story for another day!).

Circa Gratitude candle

So back to me taking a moment at my messy desk and talking about the actual candle.  It came beautifully packaged  so as a gift from the outset it will evoke pleasure.  Once I lit it, the room quickly became like a cosy den with a creamy honeyflower, sandalwood and vanilla aroma but also with some cucumber so that it isn’t overpowering.  I love that now every time I look at or smell it I will think about my Mum and being grateful.

circa home products

Circa Home aim to have products that create memories for now and for the future, much like a group family holiday in matching kaftans.  While I jest, in all seriousness it is the little things, sharing, loving and giving to the people that you care about that people remember and makes the biggest difference in life. A certain smell can bring memories flooding back and this limited edition Mothers Day range is distinct and personal and comes with a reminder to stop and think about what you are grateful for. BTW, what are you grateful for today?

For your chance to WIN a fantastic gift pack for not only yourself but for someone you cherish too (that’s right 2 of everything valued at $251.60) all you need to do is share what you are grateful for and enter it below and you will be in the running for:

2x Circa Home Honeyflower and Sandalwood Classic Candles
2x Circa Home Honeyflower and Sandalwood Fragrance Diffusers
2x Circa Home Honeyflower and Sandalwood Soy Melts
2x Circa Home Limited Edition Electric Wax Warmers

circa home comp entry

(click on the photo to enter or here also for the competition terms & conditions)

There are 3 of these fab prizes up for grabs from the kind people of Circa Home and just in time for Mothers Day!

Circa Home prize

You have to be in it to win it!

So what about the matchy matchy? Been on any big family holidays lately? What are you grateful for today? Are you going to enter the comp?

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14 comments on “Thank you Mum + WIN a Mothers Day giftpack from Circa Home

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    April 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I’m all for a bit of matchy matchy – I love it! Mmmm, I can almost smell that candle from here. Soooo good! I’m grateful every day I get to wake up and enjoy another day. Everything on top of that is a bonus!

    • Vicki
      April 26, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      I’m grateful that you wake up and enjoy each day too Sammie and that you are so positive about life too xx

  2. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    April 23, 2016 at 9:56 am

    When my twins were babies I did the matcha Natchez thing with them but after they turned one I stopped.

    I’m definitely entering this competition. This candle would be such a lovely reminder to always consider the positives and list what I’m grateful for each and every day!

    • Vicki
      April 26, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      All the best for the competition it’s such a lovely prize and the candle does smell so gooood!

  3. caz
    April 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Some elderly family members are now reaching a stage of life where getting around is problematic- issues with hips, knees etc.
    I’m really grateful for being able to go on long walks- bush or beach.
    Smelling the eucalypts.
    Feeling the sand and surf.
    Gratitude for a strong, healthy body.

    • Vicki
      April 26, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Yes mobility is certainly something to be grateful for isn’t it. I’m just recovering from a horrible few days illness so yes to the strong healthy bodies too!

  4. Raychael Case
    April 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I’m definitely matchy matchy. I need to work on my gratitude though, so this candle would be the perfect reminder.

    Right now I’m grateful for the extra long weekend and the fact I get to spend it with my little family now that hubby has returned home safely from his latest work trip at sea.

    • Vicki
      April 26, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      The matchy matchy was fun, so they all thought then – will see in another 10 years! The candle really is a lovely reminder and I’m so pleased that your hubby returned home safely and you’ve had a long weekend together. x

  5. Shannon@ mytwomorrows
    April 23, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    This looks so pretty and would make a wonderful gift. Love that combo of fragrances. What a lovely thing for your mum to do, taking you all on a holiday. So special. Xx

    • Vicki
      April 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      We are very lucky that Mum was so generous for her birthday and it really was a special time. I think you would definitely love the candle. x

  6. peregrination
    April 24, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    This sunset is the perfect birthday gift for her. I would love to celebrate my mum’s birthday in the Fidji’s!!!!!
    xx cathy

    • Vicki
      April 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      It was pretty special Cathy. I owe you an email! xx

  7. Anna Barglowski
    May 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    “Mum your like a perfect red wine, she ages well, has great taste, never disappoints, and is
    always available.”

    I’m grateful that you are my wine!

    Always around xx


    • Vicki
      May 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Ha love it! I think I’ll be asking for a perfect red for Mothers Day too!

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