Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY & REVIEW ~ The Rustic Thorn ~


Giveaway Winner will receive a 12 X 20 sign similar to the above picture! 

~ The Rustic Thorn ~



I’m not sure if it is just my hubby, or typically ALL men lately, but do you ever realize how completely last minute they all are? About two weeks ago, my hubby came to me and said, “Oh by the way, we have an engagement party to attend next week and I’m in the wedding! Figure out some type of gift. I was thinking of buying a bottle of some liquor.” Had any of you seen my face, you would have laughed!

For those of you that don’t know me personally, I am a fantastic, thoughtful gift giver. I am one of those people that would rather give the BEST gift ever, than receive it. However, I don’t mind receiving the BEST gift ever…..So, I begin my mission, trying to locate the perfect gift! The future groom has an exquisite art collection with numerous pieces that feature Dr. Seuss.  I thought it might be special to get something with a quote by the author himself . This is when someone recommended The Rustic Thorn, located in South Lyon, Michigan! You can find The Rustic Thorn both on Facebook & Etsy (by clicking either). 

After Ronna, the owner of The Rustic Thorn,  and I spoke, she had a fantastic idea. She was extremely thorough and had wonderful communication with me. She answered all 1,000 questions I had, and used her imagination to include the quote that I had sent her. She created a rustic, personalized frame that fit a 5 by 7 picture  for the newly engaged couple. Below, is the amazing eye-catching 12 by 12 frame she created! Honestly, it was SO stunning that my husband’s friend, the future groom, actually saw the frame sticking out of the basket I placed it in. Please keep in mind, the future groom knows fine art, when he sees it AND didn’t even have an idea the frame included a quote from Dr. Seuss himself until he took it out of the basket! Once he saw that, he was in awe – as was the future bride – to -be. Ironically, when they were first dating, she bought him a card saying that exact phrase I chose ~ we had NO idea!!! The striking frame was passed around the table, and I promise all the guests were highly impressed!!! 


Please note: the frame above included a lovely picture of the newly engaged couple. I decided to keep them anonymous and edited the picture

Just a little background information: The Rustic Thorn was created by Ronna Thornton in 2014. Ronna specializes in custom made items, and will cater to each customers needs and wants. She loves working with wood and mason jars especially. Please view her Facebook page and Etsy site. Rustic decor is her specialty. Her prices are VERY reasonable and her turnaround time was amazingly quick! The quality of her work is shown by some of the pictures I have included, but as a customer – I LOVED what she created for me.  I was fortunate enough to find her and lucky enough for her to create something s special. Honestly, I believe she can create something for anyone!!

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Now for the GREAT news ~ THE GIVEAWAY (which is the sign located above at the beginning of the post!!!!!!! Ronna, the owner of The Rustic Thorn,  is willing to create something special for someone YOU love, just in time for Mother’s Day!! All you have to do is comment below, and let us know who you would give this 12 by 20 sign to, however, you can keep it for yourself!!! She can do ANY color you chose and she can add any name you would like too! As soon as we  have a winner, I will place her in contact with you! Please remember , if you don’t win, it would be great to order something amazing from her for Father’s Day, a birthday, 4th of July, or summer!!! I will be placing my next order for my Dad, who my daughter calls Gagla! He will be celebrating 15 years of being cancer-free this year!!! I can’t wait to collaborate with Ronna!! 

The giveaway starts NOW, Tuesday, April 26th 2016 and will end on Sunday, May 1st 2016 at 10am est. Please note, I will check the time stamp of all entries that come in!

GOOD LUCK to you all!!! 



I was given the frame, in exchange for posting a review and giveaway……
 CONGRATULATIONS Lynn L.!!! Enjoy your special Mother’s Day gift! Thanks to Random Choose Comment #18 was chosen:
” I would love to give this to my mom! She has done so much for our family each and everyday caring for our kiddos while I sleep (I work midnights) and always doing the little things to make my life easier. I feel so blessed that my girls are so close with her.”
Ronna will be contacting you shortly! For those of you that didn’t win this time, PLEASE remember you can order from The Rustic Thorn!! I’m placing my order after Mother’s Day!


Jill is a former teacher who is now a stay at home mommy, by choice, of her active 7 yr old daughter, Kelsey Anne, in Livonia, Michigan. On the side, she works as a Social Media & Marketing Coordinator for a Michigan based Protocol Company with 25 years experience, specializing in creating, managing, and producing gala events for dignitaries, celebrities and non-profit organizations throughout the country. She also volunteers at her daughter's school, has recently started substitute teaching, enjoys entering contests and sweeps, & spending time with her family.
You can follow her on Twitter @jillkathan.

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