GIVEAWAY & The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift with Thomas Sabo and Tienne

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To be in with a chance of winning your very own personalised Thomas Sabo bracelet and one for your mum then continue reading…

Let me introduce you to my beautiful mama bear

Before I even begin to write this post I have prepared the tissues to hand because I don’t know if it’s just me but whenever I REALLY think about my mum and everything she has done for me and sacrificed, my heart overflows with love and emotion. My mum hasn’t had the easiest of lives and ended up at the age of 27, through no fault of her own, a single mum with three kids, no home, no job. I had just been born. Boy, I can only imagine what must have been going through her mind at this time… to say the word scary would be a huge understatement. To put it in perspective I’m 28, have one child, house and mortgage, full time job and a wonderful husband who supports me through and through… I’m actually pretty darn lucky!

My mum ended up finding a house in a lovely rural village not far from where I live now, and an amazing job with the police as Road Safety Advisor. They obviously saw how special my mum was as she flourished in her role and became an integral part of administrating road safety endorsements across the region. Gaining more confidence gradually and starting to believe in what she’s capable of, my mum eventually met, married and had another baby. However a few short years after, it became apparent that this man – who was my step dad – was not the person my mum had originally met and to be honest it was the best decision she could have made to become a single mum of, now, four. It goes without saying my mum buried her head hard in work to provide for us so we still had food on the table, clothes to wear and a bed to sleep in. She sacrificed being able to spend time with us so she could play mummy and daddy in one role. At the time I used to hate that she was never there at the school gates and I had to go to my dreaded child minder who bored the life out of me everyday. But it’s now in my later years I truly understand why she had to do that and how her heart must have been tugging everyday when she knew all we really wanted was her.

This backpack with a removable safety rein is from Pramworld here, I can't recommend it enough - Hugo loves it and so do I!This backpack with a removable safety rein is from Pramworld here, I can’t recommend it enough – Hugo loves it and so do I!

Now into my teenage years, finally my mum met the love of her life, Chris, the man with THE biggest heart you’d ever know. He would do anything for anybody even if it totally put him out of his way and the best thing about him was he did everything with a willing heart. Everything was done graciously and never with a moan – he was the perfect gentle giant. He was the best step dad I could have asked for, he was the first man to ever treat my mum like the princess she is and everyone saw just how in love they were. He was my mum’s happy and she was definitely his, the complete apple of his eye. My throat is choking up now because I rarely let myself think about Chris in too much depth these days because I could cry on tap with how much I miss him and how I so wish he could have met Hugo. Sadly in September 2012 just after their 10 year anniversary Chris suffered a sudden aneurysm and unexpectedly died. I will never forget that night where Chris left a huge hole in our family and our hearts. The only thing that gives us some sort of peace now is that he’ll be living the party up in heaven and one day we will meet again.


Three and a half years on and my mum is good, I’m so proud of her for everything she’s achieved and to keep on wanting to try and live life to the full. She of course misses Chris so much everyday but she’s not one of those who will wallow in her self pity and tries to be as positive as she can. I know she has times where she really struggles and I don’t blame her. But the best thing she could have ever have done is to have us four children as we all completely adore her and it’s now our turn to look after her.

Some of you already know this but I feel extra lucky because I get to see my mum a lot more than the usual mother and daughter relationship because I work with her. We have one full Pandora store, three multi-brand jewellery stores and an online jewellery store all under the name of Tienne. As a family business with my sister-in-law Joy too, we strive to constantly excel ourselves in the jewellery industry and seek new and beautiful lines. This year we’re super excited as we’re working on some of own designs! A big, exciting step into the unknown.

My mum gave me this wall art at Christmas and the words are so beautiful and everything I want to instil into Hugo,

To finish, being a mum myself, it’s only now that I truly understand just what it means. It’s not just a name, it’s a commitment, an unsigned contract because you’d do it anyway, a love unbeknown to anything else. I’d do anything for Hugo without thinking of the consequences it has on me, I’m his daily teacher, his best friend and playmate, his feeder, cleaner, provider, his love support when he wants an ‘ugg’ as he says it… FYI that’s ‘hug’ in Hugo’s language. We as mothers are EVERYTHING to that child. Remember though that we are not supernatural; we’re only human and it’s OK to make mistakes and build on those to make a better and brighter future.

What I engraved on mine and my mum’s bracelet for an early Mother’s Day treat…

On my mum’s I engraved  A  L  S  M  to represent her four fabulous children Adam, Laura, Sally & Michael. My mum was absolutely over the moon about it and kept saying how much she loved it whilst we were on our walk. On mine I have  H u g o  engraved on it so I can be reminded of him wherever I go. It’s only when I started wearing it did I realised how attached I am to it already… my new favourite piece of jewellery. 
Now with Mother’s Day just over a week to go on the 6th March it’s now…

Giveaway Time

This Mother’s Day, because it’s such a big occasion and we want to celebrate just how fabulous and beautiful mothers are, we are giving one of my lovely followers the chance to win not one but TWO Thomas Sabo Lovebridge bracelets so you can have one as a mum yourself and also for your own mum. Not only that but I will personally engrave them for you and get a picture to prove it and upload it on social media tagging your name! Please feel free to enter even if you’re not a mum; we just want to share the love to all of you this Mother’s Day!


To be in with a chance of winning please follow these guidelines…

  1. Like my Instagram giveaway picture here
  2. Tag a friend on my Instagram giveaway picture who you think would like to enter to. (The more tags the more entries)
  3. Follow myself @SallyFazeli and @TienneJewellery on Instagram
  4. Comment on my blog post below.
That’s it – I will announce the lucky random winner on Thursday 3rd March… all entries go into a spreadsheet and we use to select a random row number which will reveal the winner.
Only open to UK entrants unfortunately as we haven’t sorted insured postage yet across the seas but we hopefully will soon :).


Finally as a thank you for visiting this post and to help with any Mother’s Day shopping this week please use code SALLY10 for an amazing £10 off when spending £50 or more at Tienne online here. Valid until 6th March 2016.
Thanks so much for stopping by and a huge GOOD LUCK everyone!!

Lots of love

Sally x



  1. March 1, 2016 / 2:41 am

    What a strong, amazing, beautiful lady your mum is. I’ve completely choked up reading this and cant even think of the right words to sum up what an inspiration she is! It sounds like you’re blessed with a very supportive family, thank goodness. xxx

  2. Kirstie
    March 1, 2016 / 6:11 am

    Wow, you have a hugely inspirational Mama right there. Just like yourself X

  3. Kirsty James
    March 1, 2016 / 6:19 am

    I love this so much!!! An amazing read so beautiful xxx

  4. March 1, 2016 / 6:21 am

    What a beautiful piece about your inspiring Momma. Love that you get to do life together in such an amazing way now. What an adventure! x

  5. Amy Tanner
    March 1, 2016 / 6:21 am

    Beautiful story! and what an inspiration your mum has been to you.. Exciting times ahead for your businesses, good luck! Xx

  6. Kath Bell
    March 1, 2016 / 6:32 am

    Beautiful Sally!! You are a fabulous family. Much love to you all. We think of Chris often and miss him in our lives xxxx

  7. Kate
    March 1, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Hey Sally
    I love the story of your journey and your moms journey! I am an only child and my mom too became a single parent at a young age. I would love to give her a braclet that would b an amazing gift for her God bless you Sally in ur home life and work life too!!!

  8. Chloe
    March 1, 2016 / 6:53 am

    What a strong, inspirational Mum you have hunny. Your story has me sat here in tears, but at the same time feeling completely inspired by her strength and courage xxx

  9. Lisa G
    March 1, 2016 / 6:53 am

    Really lovely story about your mum. It is such a strong bond between mother and child, whatever ages. Such pretty jewellery too!

  10. March 1, 2016 / 6:57 am

    This is a lovely post. Made me think how much I’m going to miss my mum when she goes to Africa in April!
    Your mum must be so proud of you and your motherhood journey. Love your Instagram posts…
    My favourite of your recent pics is of you and your little boy feeding the ducks.
    I hope you and your mum have a gorgeous Mother’s Day!

  11. Jay Adair
    March 1, 2016 / 7:04 am

    Great post, hope you have a great Mother’s Day.

  12. Anna
    March 1, 2016 / 7:05 am

    Wow! What a strong and inspirational your mum is!! I loved reading this post as it made me realize that there’s a woman like your mum in each one of us…any life dramas, we just dust ourselves down and bounce back stronger.

  13. Neise
    March 1, 2016 / 7:10 am

    We only understand our mum when we become one. Your mother is such a resilient woman, you have a beautiful and real role model. X

  14. Rachael
    March 1, 2016 / 7:22 am

    Lovely story, made me emotional x

  15. March 1, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Sally, this is truly wonderful and you are so lucky to have one another and your brothers and sisters. I don’t actually have a mum so I would just like a bracelet for myself and I would give the other to my sister. Although she lives in Surrey (I’m in Chorley) she’s my best friend and a fantastic mother to her little boy and had given me so much advice and support with my own children.

  16. Charlotte
    March 1, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Just love this post.. Made me emotional x

  17. Samantha
    March 1, 2016 / 7:43 am

    You always have gorgeous words Sal. Love reading your blogs x

  18. Anna
    March 1, 2016 / 7:51 am

    Your mum sounds amazing. My mum raised me alone until she met my dad when I was 3. They fell in love and married quickly, and he became my daddy. As a new mother, it’s only now I truly appreciate what she must have gone through, and what a wonderful man my father is for loving us both and joining a ready made family. Happy Mother’s Day, to you and your mum and all the amazing parents in the world!

  19. March 1, 2016 / 8:03 am

    This is such a beautiful blog post, I recently moved out and miss my mum more than anything. I appreciate every single thing she does for me, and I’d love to be able to give her such a beautiful gift this Mother’s Day. Your mum sounds like an amazingly inspirational woman X

  20. Hanna McDermott
    March 1, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Wow I did not have enough tissues next to me ….I enjoyed reading this post very much and want to thank you for sharing. My mom became a widow/single mom when she was 37 and have worked so hard for us (me and my bro) since I can remember. The three of us had a very special relationship and I have a special place for the two of them in my heart. Now that I have a child of my own, I can start to understand why she did everything she did for us. With our recent move to the UK from Cali, I’m missing her dearly especially after reading this post. Thank you again….this is beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day to you and you mum. x

  21. Hannah
    March 1, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Goodness, I was not ready for this! Brought a tear to my eye, so beautifully told lovely mama. The bracelet is absolutely gorgeous – a perfect gift for my own mother

  22. March 1, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    These are gorgeous i would love one for my mum and myself

  23. Lucy semper
    March 1, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Gorgeous words Sally, mums are absolute heros!
    It’s my first Mother’s Day as a mum this year and I am beyond emotional about celebrating with my beautiful little boy and full of admiration for my own mum.
    Thanks for such a heartfelt post, it reminded me to take a few moments to think about motherhood and its power! (Rather than dramatically clean up after a busy babe!). Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  24. Kelly
    March 1, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Your mum sounds like a true mum should be, it just goes to show how strong mums can be when faced with anything. I am sure she is so touched by how much you all appreciate her efforts and empathise with her situations. My mum had a very very similar chain of events and I too am one of 4. I also realise how very lucky I am to be perfectly stable at 30 and it is lovely to read something so honest. Thanks Sally!

  25. Sally Bulgacs
    March 1, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    We never know our true strength until things are sent to test us. Congratulations to you Mum for doing such a good job despite the anguish she has face. It reminds me of my own Mum. Your jewellery is beautiful – best of luck to you and your Sister in Law. X

  26. Rebecca Pryor
    March 1, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Beautiful Post!

  27. Emily Williams
    March 1, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    Wish I could write like this! Beautiful xx

  28. Lou Robertson
    March 1, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    What a brilliant blog, thank you! X

  29. March 1, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    We all love a strong inspiration mumma story. Thank you! Xx

  30. Emma
    March 1, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    What a lovely idea! Hope all the mummys have a fantastic mothers day!! It will be my first one so excited xxxxx

  31. March 1, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    A lovely story and a strong mum!!!! I would love to win the bracelets and have done all (f the above! X

  32. March 1, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    A beautiful post . I wish my mummy was here to share the day with, she died in 1997. The Thomas Sabotage bracelet is gorgeous, I’ve entered the giveaway on instagram.

    Have a lovely Mother’s Day x

  33. March 1, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    I well up thinking about my Mums sacrifices too. She was a single Mum of 1 at 19, then remarried but ended up a single Mum of 3 in her mid-thirties and I don’t know how she managed it (as well as holding down a job, paying the mortgage and going to Uni!) They truly are superheroes. But it really makes you appreciate a good Dad when you see them too – my children are so lucky.

    Luckily my Mum has found a lovely man now and we’re all trying to convince her to finally marry him- it’s been over 10 years! And I’ve already got her a new pandora charm for her bracelet on Mothers Day but I’m sure she’d love an engraved bracelet too, it’s beautiful.

  34. Emma Buck
    March 2, 2016 / 12:19 am

    Beautiful words. Your story is very similar to mine and I couldn’t be prouder of my mum for bringing my brother and I up on her own. I would be completely lost without her. Happy Mothers Day! Xx

  35. Lynsie
    March 2, 2016 / 1:34 am

    What a beautiful post, I randomly fell upon your instagram and you have changed my life. I love how raw and honest you are and the journey to being a mom has been nothing short of a miracle. I hold tight to my faith and my boys for I know how much of my heart they are. Thank you for being you, thank you for writing for the world to see and opening your heart for other moms. Your words do matter and for someone you’ve never met, they’ve made my life brighter. Much love, L

  36. Katrina
    March 2, 2016 / 2:26 am

    Love this sweet idea so much… Your mother is so strong for choosing what was best for your family, even if that meant single parenting, My father was a single parent and in the military full time while I was growing up so when I had my daughter this past September my mother-in-law has really stepped in and become a mother figure to me with her advice and support these last few months.

  37. Michelle Richardson
    March 2, 2016 / 3:32 am

    What a lovely post! Would love to win one of those bracelets 🙂 I’ve done the above. Xx

  38. Katherine
    March 2, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Beautiful! My mum was also a single mum and did the most amazing job and I think it made us some j closer! She is my best friend. Now this year is my first Mother’s Day after having my baby boy I’m January. I appreciate her even more now I’m a mama. From the minute I told her I was pregnant (younger than I had planned!) she held my hand through a tough pregnancy, in the delivery room, when I became ill after birth and now in the first months of my sons life. I couldn’t me more grateful for her to not only be the amazing mum she is but now also a wonderful nanny!!x

  39. Laura
    March 2, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Beautiful Sally and sums Mum up perfectly, because of her she has taught us how to be as mothers that you have to be willing to do whatever it takes whenever it takes… I chuckled at the childminder comment I hated those nights too! Love you loads and you are a wonderful mum yourself xxxx

  40. Shannon Willdigg
    March 3, 2016 / 6:32 am

    This is so beautiful, I cannot wait until I’m a mother! I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing the between a mother and child is. I hope you both have a brilliant mothers day!x

  41. Lisa Morrison
    March 3, 2016 / 6:38 am

    These are beautiful, as are your family! This will be my first Mother’s Day as a new mama so I would love to win X

  42. Melissa Coll
    March 3, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Beautiful words. I’m also one of four and I honestly don’t know how my mum did it all! I’m now mummy to two little ones and appreciate what my mum did for us growing up so much more. It would be lovely to treat my mum to something special. Thanks for sharing your story and offering such a lovely giveaway xx

  43. Kathryn Pickering
    March 3, 2016 / 8:42 am

    This is a beautiful post and gorgeous bracelets. xx

  44. Asma hopkinson
    March 3, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Beautiful read!! Got me choked up! Your mom sounds like an amazing woman! We lost my dad on the 15th December and he has left a huge hole in our hearts! Like your mum, my mum has been amazing! I admire her strength! Well done again sally xxx

  45. Abby Dunlop
    March 3, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Your mother sounds quite remarkable and a strong lady for sure! Happy Mother’s Day

  46. March 7, 2016 / 1:27 am

    Happy Mothers Day to you Sally! And to your amazing Mum. I wish I had some tissues. I’m a blubbering mess! Big hugs and kisses xxx

  47. March 7, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Oh Sally! Cried reading this. This is my absolute favourite post of yours ever. Your mum is incredible – what an inspiration she is, she’s been through so much but look what she has achieved. You’ve done her so proud too! And what a yummy mummy she is ❤️ Love the photos in this post too. Lots of love darling xxx

  48. March 8, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I have read you all story Thomas Sabo and Tienne! When i reading Mom story I remember my Mom and tear is in my eye. Mom is a life without Mom Nothing perfect in the life. So all you keep love with mom.

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