Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blogoversary & Thank You giveaway

One year ago today, Mama of 2 boys was born. 8 posts penned in the first week and not another word written for the next 9 weeks. Probably a good thing, as those early posts are quite cringeworthy different to the posts since I resumed blogging regularly in January this year. But for me, that is what my blog is all about... evolution. I kicked it off at a time when I desperately needed to express my thoughts, feed my hunger for writing and most importantly, begin recording a keepsake for my two wild and wonderful boys. 

As is the case with so many ventures in life, I had no idea I would discover the world I did. Blogging has opened my eyes to a galaxy of beautiful, funny, intelligent, kind, caring, clever, talented women. All I can feel is privileged to be a part of it all. Not only do I have a space where my ramblings and precious memories can reside, I also have an incredible collection of individuals, who seem to understand where I'm coming from. After all, so many of you have been there or are there or plan to go there someday. You have enriched and inspired me. 

On that note, I would like to offer up my first ever giveaway. The blogging world is such a generous one and this is something I have looked forward to doing for a long time. But thought the 1st anniversary would be a good time to start. So I have 3 packs, each represents a bundle of things that I love. What better way to show my gratitude to you lovely followers out there, for your support and friendship.

Pack 1 - Heart of the home: I do enjoy baking a tasty sweet treat. So this bunch contains all things kitchen. A set of babushka nesting cups (which just so happen to also be measuring cups)... too cute; A heart shaped set of 3 sauce and dip bowls in basic white porcelain... I like these treasures very much; A floral print cooking apron... so pretty! And of course... a Women's Weekly 'delicious desserts' cookbook... some ridiculously delicious recipes in this one, 70 of them in fact!

Pack 2 - For the love of stationery: I've always been a stationery hoarder, simply cannot. have. enough. So this lot delivers a Kikki K black cube note pad, with a Kikki K white pen for doodling... very groovy; A Typo stamp set... because stamps are so much fun (hopefully that's not just my opinion!?); And a Typo note book and spotty pen... I adore red, black and white... together or alone, but this notebook and pen satisfies on all counts.

Pack 3 - Have fun and relax: I think this collection might just be my personal favourite. Filled with items that make me feel good. A pack of 2 Kikki K candles... lime blossom & lime coconut... lovely! More coconut, in the form of an Evodia fragrance roll-on... I LOVE coconut scented anything and it reminds me of the freshness of the beach... double bonus; iTunes $20 gift card... I am a music lover and a self confessed iTunes addict... couldn't help but share that joy around; Summer scarf in what looks like red and white, but is actually coral and white... I'm a big fan of the scarf; And a cheeky red, card holder... purely because I thought it was rather nice, I bought one for myself and I believe you can never have too many purses, wallets or cardholders in the rotation.

I really gained much enjoyment in finding these bits and pieces to put together for you delightful followers out there and I'm very excited to be running this little thank you giveaway. Just a few Terms and Conditions:
  • Thank you giveaway will run until next Monday 14th November.
  • All followers (new and old) who leave a comment on this post will be in the running.
  • Only residents of Australia may enter... big apologies to my lovely overseas contingent.
  • 3 winners will be chosen at random and announced on the evening of Monday 14th. 


  1. Oh right back at you lovely lady! For you have enriched and inspired me. 

    Happy Blogoversary to one of the sweetest bloggers I know.

    Much love xXx

  2. Happy blogoversary to you - and congratulations on your gorgeous space.
    I do love it here!

  3. Congratulations honey! And what a generous giveaway!! A lovely way to celebrate your gorgeous blog with your readers. It has been a privilege reading your posts. You write so beautifully m'love :)

    Big hugs to you! x

  4. Oh, you are too sweet!
    What gorgeous little packs you have put together.
    Happy blogoversary and I'm so happy I found your blog. It's one of my favourite places to visit. xx

  5. i also cringe when i look back at my old blog posts. but then i remind myself that it is a learning process and who we were at that moment! i do love visiting your pretty space, just don't take the time often enough to say hello! x ashley

  6. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary! Even with the cringey posts, you'll always be glad to have this to look back over as your boys get older, you'll have some wonderful clarity in the midst of this haze that is parenting!
    Sandra x
    What gorgeous, thoughtful give-aways too!

  7. Congratulations!! I've loved getting to know you and your boys through your blog! I love dipping into your world each day. xx

  8. Yay for your one year blogoversary! The bloggy world is a better place because you are in it!!!

  9. YOU are one of the beautiful, funny, intelligent, kind, caring, clever, talented bloggers you wrote about and I am so happy I found your blog.
    Happy anniversary!

  10. Happy blogging anniversary! When I look back at my blog at the beginning I cringe also! Those giveaways are gorgeous - so generous, thank you!

  11. You are such a sweetheart generous kind and a beautiful loving Mamma I love visiting your blog you always make me smile. Now what a giveaway 3 lovely pack way too kind, congratulations my friend your first year of blogging that is an awesome achievement with two little boys and a household to look after, you inspire me.

    I hope you have a really wonderful week full of laughter and happy times.

    Always Wendy

  12. Such a lovely blog. I enjoy stopping into your space. Just starting to blog now as a record of the planning and adventure of our upcoming trip. X

  13. Happy days to you! It is a great milestone and you have evolved into a fantastic blogger. I am so glad that we met at the Fountain thing - just makes reading your blog even more fun :-)

  14. Happy anniversary! you truly are gorgeous, so generous and kind. I love visiting you, always. xxx

  15. First of all CONGRATULATIONS on your first anniversary! When I started blogging more than five years ago (!!!!) I never thought I would end up here. And yes, reading those first posts, you know you were writing to your diary!

    As we find our groove we get there, but NEVER delete those first few posts. Aaah memories!

    May there be many more blogging years for you Julie! xx

  16. Yay to one year, heres to many more Julie!
    So lovely to have met you too :)
    Can I count as an Aussie resident, as I will be for half of December, some of January and also some of Feb/March. Pretty please?
    Cat xox

  17. Oh Sweetheart, a huge congrats on hitting the first blogoversary! I am so privileged to have found you and your gorgeous integrity, compassion, humour and honesty in that time. You never fail to leave the most thoughtful and kind comments on my posts. You are an exceptionally lovely person.

    And these generous goodies are such treats! No wonder so many people are tossing their hats in the ring ☺. Thanks for the chance. And keep on blogging as you are - beautifully. J x

  18. CCongratulations Jules. I am so thrilled to have connected with you through our blogs. your blog I always such a happy positive place to visit. Xx

  19. Happy Anniversary. What a great person you are, giving away presents. I love reading your blog and you have inspired me in many ways. Even this morning while reading about 'routine' you have made me think about making a better routine for my family and myself.
    Thank you so much.

  20. Huge Congrats J! So proud of you! love popping in for an update on your world! xoxo


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