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May 17, 2007

Let SVMoms Make You Over!

Mom_makeoverBeen paying lots of attention to your kids, and not any to yourself?  Has it been ages since you went to a hair salon that didn't have balloons and candy?  Do you spend more time picking out your kids' clothes in the morning than your own? Oh, and what about a romantic dinner at a swanky restaurant WITHOUT the kids?  Ladies, it's time to change all that.

Silicon Valley Moms want YOU! We want to hear from the moms who have been putting their families first and themselves last for too long. And we're gonna make you feel great!

One lucky mom will get goods and services worth approximately $1200  (Please note that all services are in the Palo Alto, California area and are nontransferable.)

Vivre2 Vivre, a boutique fitness club in lovely downtown Palo Alto, will give YOU a 3 month Classic Membership and 2 free personal training sessions with Personal Trainer, Shelby Kushma.kls.......flksjflk

La_belle La Belle, the luxurious day spa in Stanford Shopping Center or Town and Country Palo Alto, will provide the winner with a suite of services, including a custom mini facial, a manicure, makeup, eyebrows and hair, customized to the winners need.............

Shopromilogo Romi Boutique will provide one outfit to help the winner update their look (up to $350 value).

MantraMantra (named one of SF Chronicle Michael Bauer's top 100 restaurants!) will provide a romantic dinner for two at their Palo Alto restaurant.  ($100 value).

What does it take to receive a Silicon Valley Moms Blog Makeover? Just tell us your story in less than 750 words (short and sweet is fine). Tell us about your life and why you are due for a mom makeover. And submit it by June 15th in one of two ways:

If you have a personal blog, please create a post on your blog. Feel free to post pictures. When this entry has been posted, please leave a comment below, so we know that you are participating in the contest. Then, please put a the SVmoms makeover button on your blog. The code is listed at the bottom of this post or we can send you an email with the information (use info(at)svmoms.com).

If you do not have a personal blog, please tell us your story in the comment section below.  Please make sure to leave your email address  so we can contact you directly if you make it to the finals! 

How will the voting happen?  A panel of Silicon Valley Moms Blog Contributors will narrow the entries down to a final three.  (Just call us Simon, Paula, and Randy).  We'll post the final three stories on Monday, June 18th and leave comments open for 48 hours. The blogosphere will then vote via the comment section.  The mom who receives the most votes will win! 

Some other rules:  Sorry, Silicon Valley Moms Blog Contributors can NOT participate.  We will also make sure that all votes come from a valid email address, and that an IP address is only used once.  Hey, fair is fair! Anyone participating agrees to allow photographs and videos to be taken (before and after) and their real name used.

We will also be raffling off a few prizes/giveaways to some of the moms who submit an entry.  CLICK HERE to see what you will be eligible to win!  Only moms who submit an entry will be eligible to receive these items. 

More information about the prizes:

Vivre is a popular, downtown Palo Alto boutique fitness center perfect for moms on the go. Vivre offers a full fitness center with extended childcare hours. Members enjoy state-of-the-art cardio and weight-room equipment, over 50 free weekly group exercise classes, and personal training perfect for women who are expecting or want to get back into “pre-childbirth” shape. All of this in an environment where children come to do arts and crafts, play games, and have fun while their moms and dads enjoy a refreshing workout.

LaBelle Day Spas & Salons:   For 30 years, LaBelle Day Spas & Salons has delighted its San Francisco Bay Area clientele with its unique blend of clinical, beauty and relaxation expertise. We offer something for everyone, from popular, tried-and-true spa services to trend-setting therapies and signature beauty products.

Romi Boutique is an upscale, fashion forward boutique located Palo Alto and San Francisco that features everything from premium denim, edgy t-shirts, trendy work clothes and sexy dresses in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Mantra features "California Cuisine with a dash of India", a unique combination of fresh local California ingradients with Indian spices, flavors and clay oven (Tandoor) cooking and was recently named as one of the Top 100 restaurants in Bay Area by Michael Bauer of SF Chronicle. Their Exececutive Chef, Sachin Chopra was trained in culiniary schools both in India and New York and has cooked in Daniels restaurant in New York and Amber Restaurant in Santana Row.


Code for the SVmoms makeover button:

If you enjoy coding html, here is the image for you to copy: 

Otherwise, here is the html code (if you take out the spaces):

<a href="http://svmomblog.typepad.com/silicon_valley_moms_blog
/2007/05/jill_take_a_loo.html"><img src="https://svmomblog.typepad.com/
SVmakeover.gif"> </a>


The following "gifts" will be given away (through a raffle) to the Moms who submit and entry for the SV Moms Blog Makeover Contest.

CameraOne really lucky mom will receive a 60-minute, FLIP VIDEO CAMCORDER. The Flip Video camcorder is the first camcorder that allows users to shoot video and upload it directly to YouTube! With this remarkably simple, pocket-sized Flip Video camcorder anyone can shoot videos -- and still photos -- and share them on the Internet instantly. And, thanks to Flip Video’s built-in software, you can instantly edit videos, create movie mixes with your own music, share video via email or directly upload video to YouTube. You can also download direct to your TV for easy viewing. Flip Video makes a fun and relatively inexpensive gift at only $119 for the 30-minute Flip Video Camcorder and $149 for the 60-minute Flip Video.


Bbb2Bbb3 5 lucky moms will receive a  2007-2008 BusyBodyBook Personal and Family Organizer.  With BusyBodyBook planners, time management is a breeze!  BBB products provide each family member with their own column to organize and track their schedules and activities while coordinated with each other side by side.  The new designs are hip, savvy and simply gorgeous.  Every mom should be seen with a BusyBodyBook!

Ltd_chix_2LTDChix (which stands for Living The Dream Chix) will graciously be giving away FOUR t-shirts!  This fun apparel for on-the-go moms with a sense of humor should be a staple in every silicon valley moms wardrobe, cause don't we all need a good a laugh about motherhood... and why not wear it?  (The four lucky winners will select from a variety of colors, sizes and designs). 


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