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Mom gets day of pampering

Post Independent Photo/Jim Noelker New Castle mother of two Nola Buchanan from New Castle is the winner of the 2004 Mother's Day Makeover. The promotion was sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority.
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By Carrie Click

Post Independent Staff



When New Castle mom Nola Buchanan got the phone call on April 30 that she’d won a Mother’s Day makeover, she was so excited she screamed and cried, waking up her 5-month-old baby girl, Jazlyn.

“I was so lost in the moment!” said Buchanan of her reaction at hearing the good news.



Buchanan is the winner of the first annual Mother’s Day Makeover, a promotion sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority. The contest was open to all mothers, and the winner was chosen through a random drawing.

Saturday, May 8, Nola spent the morning getting pampered with a pedicure, manicure, facial and haircut, followed by a downtown shopping spree (see box). She and her husband are being treated to a Mother’s Day dinner tonight.

Need some time frames here for shopping, beauty parlor

Buchanan said she read about the contest in the Post Independent, and told her husband Keith, an electrical contractor and owner of Wire Works, that she’d like him to enter her name.

“I got all the paperwork ready for him,” she said with a smile. “It took him a couple days to fill everything out and turn it in.”

Buchanan said this is the first time she’s ever won anything in a contest.

“I’m on top of the world,” she said. “I start talking about it, and I just start crying.”

This full-time mother of two – besides 5-month-old Jazlyn, the couple has a son, 7-year-old Nathan – has had her hands full since Jazlyn’s birth on Nov. 20, 2003.

“She’s been a whirlwind,” Buchanan said of her daughter. “Jazlyn and Nathan are total opposites. I can’t get her into any kind of routine. Nathan slept through the night, but Jazlyn doesn’t sleep more than three hours at a time.”

Since Jazlyn’s birth, Buchanan said she hasn’t had much time for herself, so she is particularly appreciative that she’ll be spending a whole day pampering herself.

And although Jazlyn doesn’t yet comprehend her mother’s good fortune, Nathan is excited for his mom.

“He’s really happy for me,” she said of her second-grader. “He says, ‘You deserve it!'”

Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518

cclick@postindependent.com


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