...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congrats to Isaac who – thanks to his mom – can’t leave for work in the morning without first making his bed. {There’s hope for my boys yet!!} Let’s hear it for a male H*T reader. HH says hi, Isaac.

Mother’s Day is less than a week away. Yikes! Thankfully, The Home Depot offers gift cards that make gift-giving fast and easy, and are the perfect last-minute gift…so Mom doesn’t have to know that you waited until the last minute.

Mom can use her gift card to suit her fancy – whether it’s creating a dream garden, outdoor living space or flower bed. Or maybe Mom has plans to update a room indoors. Whatever the case may be for the woman who nurtured you, The Home Depot has her covered.

Make gift-giving personal with gift cards available in many different designs or customize one to your liking with a photo and message. The Home Depot eGift Cards are an eco-friendly choice and can even be personalized with a video…a no-brainer gift for Moms who live out of town!

This week The Home Depot is giving H*T readers the chance to score a free gift card! See entry details below.

PRIZE: one $100 gift card to The Home Depot

RULES: You must be at least 18 years old to enter and have a U.S. shipping address. No P.O. boxes please. One entry per email address.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “MORE DOING!”

DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, May 10th at 9:00 p.m. EST. One winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Friday, May 11th.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: In honor of Mother’s Day, share a physical trait, hobby, talent…heck, even a recipe!…your Mom passed down to you that you’re thankful for. I’ll go first. I’m thankful my mom encouraged creativity in my siblings and me as children. Growing up, we had a kiln in our house. My mom would help us paint and fire ceramics. She also made many of our clothes and costumes. She taught me to sew. She tried to teach me crochet but I never caught on as I was left-handed and she was teaching me right-handed. She opened my eyes to the world of all things handmade. {I blame her for my love of etsy!} My mom suffers from schizophrenia now and it affects her ability to make good decisions and decipher ‘real’ from ‘unreal.’ We don’t have the best relationship, so whenever I think back to my childhood, I’m thankful for the creative time with her.

The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote their gift cards. As part of this promotion, I received a gift card to share with my readers. They did not tell me what to say about the product. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.The winner of this giveaway will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

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762 Comments

07.May.2012

More doing!

I’m thankful my mom instilled cleanliness in me. I can’t stand clutter now, and I think that is a good thing!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I love the fact that my mom handed down her knack for cooking. I spent tons of time with her in the kitchen and whenever I get in a rut of recipes I give her a call and she whips my creativity back on track.

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07.May.2012

More doing! I inherited most of my physical traits from my mom – people often mistake us for sisters!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom is the strongest woman I know and doesn’t ever back down! I try to strive for that (some days, a success. Some days not so much).

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her love of the outdoors, her sweet tooth, and her curly hair! I’m thankful for all of it (even the curls).

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom passed down her love of animals to me.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING….My mom passed on her ability to be compassionate & caring even in the hardest situations. She makes you feel as if everything will always “be ok”!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I look exactly like my mother, who still looks great for her age, so that gives me hope for the future!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed down her organization love and skills! There is nothing more satisfying than organizing a closet…

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am grateful for the peace my mother builds around her. It’s a great inspiration.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is very selfless and always thought of ways to help others, which taught me to consider other people thoughts/feelings before acting.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom passed down her love of horses. It’s something we are able to do together, brings us closer, and gives us a bond and understanding that I wish more mothers and daughters could share!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed on her weird sense of humor. From early childhood she read us Patrick McManus and Dave Barry stories. My brothers and I have the same warped sense of humor and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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07.May.2012

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My mom gave me my love of baking!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! (Finish/Maintain garden.)

My mother modeled determination for us while also reminding my siblings, myself, and herself to never take yourself to seriously. My son is also lucky enough to have her big, beautiful blue eyes!

Happy Mother’s Day! xo

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!”
I’m thankful that my mom took me to thousands of piano lessons. Maybe I’m exaggerating a tiny bit, BUT I am thankful for it.

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07.May.2012

I’m thankful my mother taught me how to be happy, busy, and content as a stay at home mom. More doing and less idle.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed on to me her easy going attitude, patience and creativity.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!

My mom was an Olympic caliber swimmer and I love that she based down a love for swimming and the water to my sister and I.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom amazes me with her strength every day. My father passed away last year from cancer and she took care of him, took care of us and rarely complained. Truly inspirational.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed down her love for making and eating chocolate chip cookies!

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for the hard work ethic that my mom passed down to me!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! There’s no denying that we’re related, we get told we look more like sisters than mother/daughter. She passed her creativity, love for diy and nature down to me, I couldn’t be more grateful for that and having a friend to craft with :)

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07.May.2012

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My mom thought me to be self reliant – helped me a long way!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom never taught me to sew, but she is my seamstress :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful for my mom teaching me how to cook and bake. She can always make a full meal out of nothing in the pantry. I hope someday to be as creative as her!

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07.May.2012

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Thankful for my mother’s listening skills.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom passed down the knack for decorating (and redecorating…) and making a happy home. We love going shopping for new bedding, plants for the front porch, artwork for the den, but most of all just spending time together!

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oh, dana, i’m so sorry to hear about your mom. i’m sure she’d be so proud of the ways you’ve taken what she taught you and shared it with others! talk about MORE DOING!!

my mom is an avid reader and showed me that books are important and valuable and stories should be shared with others. though all of my children are independent readers, i still love to read novels aloud to them at night before bed.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! When I was growing up I hated, hated cleaning. My mom used to tell me she could never find the floor in my room :). Now I’m the same way she was, always busy around the house cleaning something. I know she’s relieved that I’ve changed my ways over the years!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her smarts ;)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom has the BEST recipe for mac & cheese. So not healthy for you, but sooo yummy. :)

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for the importance of faith and love of Christ my mom instilled in me while I was growing up.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom taught me patience :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I fold towels just like my mom!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mother really instilled the value of family time in me. She was always wanting to “make memories” with us – whether that was family dinners every night, road trips/vacations, or just fun times together during weekends.

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07.May.2012

“More Doing.”
My Mom passed down to me, hey my Dad also, the do-it-yourself attitude. We love doing everything inside and outside of our home ourselves. I think I’ve passed this trait onto my children as well.

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07.May.2012

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I am grateful to my mother for the countless nights she spent sewing costumes, outfits and dance dresses. She was a amazing. I can sew, but I can’t hold a candle to her phenomenal skills. I am grateful that as her life was ending I found solace in painting, which has lead to so many interesting projects and people through the work I’ve done. I wish she was here to see it all, she has inspired me to do all of it.

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07.May.2012

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My mom was a beautiful person. Among the many things she passed on to me are my green eyes and the desire to always see the best in people. Sometimes that last trait got me in trouble but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I love you, Mom!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Thanks to my mom I am a good homemaker.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom is the best. The trait she passed on to me is persistence. Some people call it stubbornness, but we don’t think of it that way :)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom continues to inspire me by working towards fulfilling her goal of publishing a young adult novel (which is a great story). She knows what she wants and keeps working until she gets it!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful that my Mom taught and encouraged me to bake. While we are both horrible cooks, she was always baking some kind of treat when I was younger and always encouraged me to join her.

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07.May.2012

“More Doing”
My mom gave me my love of making things and being creative!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Thanks to my parents (and being the oldest)I learned about responsiblility early on.

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07.May.2012

I have to say first I’m so sorry you’re struggling with your mom.. one thing I can tell you is that God is showing me how to look at things (relationships/attitudes) in a different perspective lately. I pray your relationship with your mom is reconciled and she is restored to having complete clarity of mind. … one thing I love about my mom is her boldness and courage. I hope I have some of that in me :) MORE DOING!!

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07.May.2012

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My mom instilled so many traits in all of us that it’s really hard to choose one! She was so strict with us as we were growing up, but it’s allowed us all to (eventually) become good, moral people with enough strength to make up our own minds but to always consider others. Also, as I’m pregnant and currently reading labor and delivery horror stories, I’m glad she passed down her hips which are currently providing ample room for what is likely to be her very large first grandchild…

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom has been a fabulous example of how to take care of the home and raise great kids (she has 7!) with grace and excellence.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I can make homemade tortillas thanks to my mom.

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“MORE DOING!” My Mom passed down her awesome organizational skills! We are both obsessed with having things in their right place and it has made for a very nice living space now.

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