Blog 1st anniversary giveaway!

Blog 1st anniversary giveaway!

Wow, yesterday marked the first anniversary of my blog! And what an adventure the last year has been. I started writing a blog as a creative outlet and a form of therapy, really. I’ve always been passionate about writing and found it very cathartic. I also like playing around with techy things and like to get creative, so it seemed like a good project for me.

I was in the process of recovering from something of a mental breakdown due to myself being ill after birth and Autumn becoming critically ill a couple of weeks later. A blog was somewhere I could go to distract myself and focus my thoughts on. I planned to eventually tell my story in the hope that it would help people, and I did in the form of two posts: Autumn and the Ovarian Cyst and When Mummy went crazy with anxiety. The support I had from people after writing those posts and messages from people they’d helped were quite overwhelming!

The blog

Starting this blog was life changing for me. I went from being scared to leave the house or drive, to driving myself to baby groups within weeks. Within a couple of months, I was going further afield and visiting family 7 miles away! Autumn’s Mummy stopped me from being isolated.  I went from waking up each morning feeling scared, to wondering what excitement the day would bring. This was in part due to amazing support from Family Action too, as I wouldn’t have been brave enough to get out driving on my own.

As the year went on, more and more exciting things started happening. I was invited to press launches, sent products to review and got to work with brands and businesses I’d long admired. As well as that, I’ve met so many amazing people. It is all hard work and as fun as it is, it can get stressful when you’re trying to balance the rest of your life and meet deadlines. Unless you blog, I don’t think you realise how much time it takes. There’s no such thing as a freebie, you work for it; spending hours writing about it, photographing, editing and working on SEO (search engine optimisation) for your blog post. However, it has been truly amazing despite my occasional stressy moments! It has helped to bring me out of my shell and I’ve done things I never thought I’d do!

To celebrate our first birthday in this little corner of the internet, I wanted to put together a little giveaway for my readers!

The giveaway

Firstly, I have some prizes very kindly donated by The Food Nutritionist. These comprise of a lovely kitchen towel and oven gloves which usually retail for £20. If you haven’t already seen it, Jeraldine’s website is amazing! She teaches people about the health benefits of eating ‘real food’ and helps them to become healthier, offering a number of services. Please do check it out.

The Food Nutritionist oven gloves and tea towel

Also to be won are £20.97 worth of bathtime fun goodies from Paladone! These include a light up bath duck, an aqua coconut shy and a soggy moggy bath plug. It’s sure to entertain the children for a while (or you, I won’t judge!)

Paladone bath toys

There are also some goodies I’ve added to the mix! These include some face masks to relax with:

7th Heaven Face Masks

It’s so dull at this time of year, that I thought some fairy lights might brighten things up a bit:

Fairy lights (led)

Nice undies are one of the little luxuries I enjoy. So here’s a £10 Boux Avenue card to treat yourself with:

Boux Avenue Voucher

Last but not least, I’ve added some lovely shea butter body moisturiser by local company, Fenton’s:

Fenton's shea butter body moisturiser

The prizes I’ve added are worth around £20, bringing the total value of these prizes to over £60! I hope whoever wins really enjoys them; good luck everyone!

Blog 1st Birthday giveaway

Autumn’s Mummy 1st Birthday Giveaway

 

127 Comments

  1. 25th January 2018 / 11:21 am

    I love reading the reasons behind people’s adventures into blogging. Starting a blog has had so many positive effects on people and there are so many lovely communities. It’s so lovely of you to host a giveaway and well done for battling your anxieties! #CoolMumsClub

    • Autumn's Mummy
      25th January 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you! There really are 🙂

  2. 25th January 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Happy one year anniverary hun! Look how far you’ve come. Here’s to another fab year and what a lovely way of celebrating with the giveaway. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

    • Autumn's Mummy
      25th January 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xoxo

    • Autumn's Mummy
      25th January 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Ah yes, I love a good face mask when I get the time! Good luck 🙂 x

  3. 25th January 2018 / 8:34 pm

    You have achieved so much in one year. A lovely giveaway – and I have gone all out and got my full 50 entries! MMT for the win!

    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub
    MMT recently posted…#CoolMumClub linky week 89My Profile

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you and thanks for entering! Good luck 🙂

  4. Martina Pichova
    26th January 2018 / 1:19 pm

    The gift card is my favourite – I like choosing…

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Yes, it’s always nice to have an option! Good luck 🙂

  5. Jamie Edwards
    26th January 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Happy anniversary, I hope you have many more! I love a good face mask so it would have to be those 🙂

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I love a face mask too 🙂 Good luck!

  6. Tracy Nixon
    26th January 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I love the fairy lights as I have lots around our home all year round – I think they brighten up the room, especially at this time of year, when it is still dark and all the Christmas decorations are down !

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Good luck! I agree, I have to have fairy lights or something to brighten it up at this time of year 🙂

  7. Annabel Greaves
    26th January 2018 / 2:34 pm

    I love the shea butter – so soft x

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Good choice! Good luck 🙂

  8. Margaret Clarkson
    26th January 2018 / 3:16 pm

    Well done on your blog milestone.

    My favourite item is the face masks, because they would be a touch of luxury and pampering.

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 Good choice, I always enjoy a good face mask. Good luck!

  9. Alica
    26th January 2018 / 3:54 pm

    I like the face masks! I love a good pamper night! Thanks for the chance x Happy Blogiversary!

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 Good luck!

  10. 26th January 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on reaching a year and for everything you’ve achieved. As a newbie blogger, it’s really inspiring to hear from people who have trod the same path only recently. I hope this year carries on in the same vein x

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 Good luck, I hope you enjoy your blogging journey as much as I’ve enjoyed mine so far! x

  11. Angela Treadway
    26th January 2018 / 4:15 pm

    Bathtime fun goodies for my sons x

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Good choice, they look so much fun! x

  12. Ren Taylor
    26th January 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I would love to try the face masks as its a great excuse for some pamper time!

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:08 pm

      It’s always good to have a reason to treat yourself. Thank you and good luck 🙂

  13. Karen Barrett
    26th January 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Love the colour of the oven gloves and kitchen towel

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:08 pm

      They’re great, aren’t they? Green is such a lovely, fresh colour!

  14. Mrs Rachel Heap
    26th January 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Fairy lights! I love them! I am always in need of more!

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:08 pm

      Hehe, you sound like me 🙂 Good luck!

  15. debbie smith
    26th January 2018 / 6:07 pm

    happy blog day i love the light up duck my boys would love it xxx

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:09 pm

      They are awesome! Thank you and good luck. xxx

  16. ashleigh allan
    26th January 2018 / 7:08 pm

    Happy blogversary! The voucher would be great to treat myself with!

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you! Good luck 🙂

  17. Rachel Craig
    26th January 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Great prize. Please consider allowing competition entry via e-mail, blog comment, etc.

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Hi Rachel, do you mean instead of Gleam? Or do you mean as one of the primary modes of entry, rather than having to enter via Twitter to get to the other means of entry? I’m a fellow comper so am always keen to hear feedback on my own competitions 🙂

  18. EMMA WALTERS
    26th January 2018 / 7:53 pm

    happy bloggy birthday!! I would love the face masks, been so long since i had a pamper night x

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 I know the feeling, good luck! x

  19. gemma hendry
    26th January 2018 / 8:40 pm

    i love the bath toys for my daughter and gift card for me

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Brilliant, good luck! 🙂

  20. Claire Croft
    26th January 2018 / 9:08 pm

    love the face marks

    • Autumn's Mummy
      26th January 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks for entering, good luck!

  21. Jen A
    26th January 2018 / 9:53 pm

    I definitely need that light up duck in my life! Haha. They’re all fab prizes though 🙂 Happy blog-iversary! x

  22. Kerry Kilmister
    26th January 2018 / 11:06 pm

    My daughter Poppy would love the aqua coconut shy. She loves bath time

  23. Laura Lee
    26th January 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I would love the boux card to suprise my husband with something (well a treat more for me lol). 🤞😊

  24. Tasha
    27th January 2018 / 7:04 am

    Soggy moggy bath plug

  25. Ashley Phillips
    27th January 2018 / 10:20 am

    I’d love the boux avenue giftcard to treat myself to something other than large knickers that currently live in my drawer

  26. Maggie Coates
    27th January 2018 / 10:34 am

    I like the light up bath duck. So cute!

  27. Gemma Cook
    27th January 2018 / 10:46 am

    Happy Blog birthday!
    With 4 children I rarely get a moment to myself. I love the Face masks, would be the perfect excuse to allocate myself some ME time.
    Thank you for running such a wonderful competition. I enjoy reading your blogs. Keep up the Amazing work! 😀

  28. sarah mcvicar
    27th January 2018 / 10:50 am

    Happy anniversary x I love shea butter x

  29. Laura Pritchard
    27th January 2018 / 11:32 am

    The Light Up Bath Duck – my kids would love that!

  30. Elaine Savage
    27th January 2018 / 12:57 pm

    The Paladone bath goodies because I could enjoy some relaxation time in my new bathroom

  31. jo liddement
    27th January 2018 / 1:29 pm

    The Fenton’s shea body butter looks nice and zingy with the peppermint ingredient

  32. ADEINNE TONNER
    27th January 2018 / 6:58 pm

    My favourite prize has to be the face masks as i use them every week after a nice hot bath relaxing in front of the TV.

  33. Kerry H
    27th January 2018 / 7:09 pm

    The light up bath duck is fun!

  34. john prendergast
    27th January 2018 / 9:39 pm

    £10 Boux Avenue card

  35. Sheena Batey
    27th January 2018 / 9:50 pm

    The shea butter . I would love to try your local firm’s product.

  36. laura banks
    28th January 2018 / 12:25 pm

    the face masks i could do with a bit of pampering happy anniversary x

  37. Eve Ogden
    28th January 2018 / 1:39 pm

    The face masks so I can really pamper myself

  38. Angie McDonald
    28th January 2018 / 2:29 pm

    My favourite is the Shea Body Butter!

  39. Kim Neville
    28th January 2018 / 4:06 pm

    My daughter loves Boux Avenue so she would enjoy choosing something nice for her birthday

  40. Carrie-Anne Brown
    28th January 2018 / 4:08 pm

    The light up bath duck! I know my little one would love it!

  41. Samantha R
    28th January 2018 / 5:55 pm

    The gift card is my favourite!

  42. Justine Meyer
    28th January 2018 / 7:30 pm

    I love fairy lights I just need my daughter to love them too x

  43. Sarah Lambert
    28th January 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Happy anniversary, would love the face masks perfect way to relax which Ive not done in a long while

  44. Chrissy Harris
    29th January 2018 / 7:57 am

    Happy anniversary! I love the voucher for underwear as it would be lovely to treat myself!

  45. Lynn Neal
    29th January 2018 / 8:57 am

    The Boux gift card because a little luxury is a real treat! Happy Anniversary!

  46. Rhia
    29th January 2018 / 9:49 am

    Fairy lights and face masks would make for a lovely relaxing evening in!
    Thanks so much.

    And huge congrats on your blogiversary, you’ve come such a long way over the last year+. The internet helps me feel less isolated too, although I mostly just lurk on other people’s blogs and don’t have one of my own!

    All the best for the adventures yet to come x

  47. Joanne wootton
    29th January 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Firstly thank you so much for the competition.

    I really like the soggy moggy bath plug, it’s unusal and I think my kids would love it.

  48. lorraine kirk
    29th January 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Soggy Moggy! My son loves cats and he would think this is brilliant

  49. Mary H
    29th January 2018 / 8:53 pm

    I love the look of the she’s butter moisturiser. Great selection of goodies!

  50. Jules
    29th January 2018 / 11:08 pm

    It’s really difficult to decide which prize I prefer, as I would share them with my daughter and my grandson, who both live with me. My daughter is my full time carer, so I’d give her first choice, as she never ever complains, despite only being 22 years old and having had ME/CFS for several years as well as hypermobility problems since she was born. She’s also a fantastic Mum to my 4 year old grandson, who would love the bath toys. So, I’m really sorry, but I’m going to have to say I love all the prizes equally.

    • Autumn's Mummy
      31st January 2018 / 2:39 pm

      No problem, I’m not going to force you to choose one! I have hypermobility problems too, so I can empathise on that part. What a wonderful daughter you have. Good luck!

  51. 29th January 2018 / 11:18 pm

    The face masks – I can’t remember the last time I used one!

  52. 30th January 2018 / 8:29 am

    Congratulations on blogging for a whole year, it’s such a great milestone to achieve. You’ve come such a long way in that time frame and it’s amazing what blogging can bring. Claire x #CoolMumClub

    • Autumn's Mummy
      31st January 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Thanks Claire 🙂 You were the first person who I guest posted for, I’ll never forget that boost of confidence it gave me in those earliest days 🙂 x

  53. claire glace
    30th January 2018 / 11:09 am

    Loving the oven gloves and matching tea towel as would look fab in my kitchen x manyt hanks

  54. Kim Jones
    30th January 2018 / 12:08 pm

    The light up bath toy, the duck is my favourite, I think my daughter would love this, she loves her bath times ☺️ thanks for the chance.

  55. charlotte
    30th January 2018 / 12:54 pm

    i love a good pamper so the face mask for me

  56. Katie Skeoch
    30th January 2018 / 9:54 pm

    The bathtime fun goodies, my youngest is like an orca whale in the bath, the more splashing the better. Hopefully these fab bath toys will distract!

  57. A.E. ADKINS
    31st January 2018 / 8:58 am

    Great prizes but I do not have a Twitter account so can’t enter

  58. Stephanie Keill
    31st January 2018 / 9:32 am

    Oh the face masks. Would really love to give myself a little a pamper treat.

  59. Rich Tyler
    31st January 2018 / 2:43 pm

    LED Lights, to brighten up our bedroom

  60. Lorna Ledger
    31st January 2018 / 3:24 pm

    I like the fun gifts from Paladone, they are really quirky xx

  61. Anthea Holloway
    31st January 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I love the Boux Avenue gift card – what a generous prize this is!

  62. Melissa Lee
    1st February 2018 / 9:43 am

    I love the 7th heaven masks – love a pamper!

  63. jen jackson
    1st February 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Light up bath toy

  64. Kat Allinson
    1st February 2018 / 2:21 pm

    I like the sounds of the whipped body butter

  65. Sarah Parker
    1st February 2018 / 3:58 pm

    I love the oven gloves 🙂

  66. Angela Kelly
    1st February 2018 / 4:10 pm

    The face masks would be my favourite, I love a good face mask!

  67. Sheila Sloan
    1st February 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I really like the kitchen towel and oven gloves.

  68. Karen Usher
    1st February 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Oh la la, def the gift card, to add a bit of spice into this tired Mummys life! lol

  69. Jeanette Leighton
    1st February 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Got to be the light up bath duck for my little ones

  70. Angela L Paull
    1st February 2018 / 9:58 pm

    The Soggy Moggy Bath Plug!

  71. Terri Dudey
    1st February 2018 / 10:02 pm

    face masks i love them xx

  72. Chanise Kemp
    1st February 2018 / 10:31 pm

    I love the led lights, you can make a dull room look so lovely with a few lights 🙂

  73. Laura Harrison
    1st February 2018 / 11:20 pm

    The Light Up Bath Duck is my favourite as my baby boy would enjoy playing with this at bathtime x

  74. donna l jones
    1st February 2018 / 11:31 pm

    cheese i love cheese

  75. Sian Buckingham
    2nd February 2018 / 1:11 am

    I’m absolutely loving the light up rubber duck =) teehee

  76. Rachael Sexey
    2nd February 2018 / 6:41 am

    I love a good face mask 🙃

  77. Cathryn Crawshaw
    2nd February 2018 / 7:08 am

    happy anniversary congrats on the year mark ! My favourite would be the face masks love a pamper when my daughter goes to bed

  78. Linda Guest
    2nd February 2018 / 8:14 am

    My skin is so sad and dry this time of year. The body butter would cheer it up though

  79. Ruth Harwood
    2nd February 2018 / 9:00 am

    the body moisturiser as I use a lot of body cream to keep my skin smooth!!

  80. Maria Jane Knight
    2nd February 2018 / 9:29 am

    The aqua coconut shy! The perfect novelty for my other half who spends hours in the bath! Why do men do that?!

  81. Dawn Samples
    2nd February 2018 / 10:01 am

    I could do with some new underwear so the Boux Avenue gift card would be fab x

  82. Meryl Thomas
    2nd February 2018 / 10:23 am

    I love the face masks – very relaxing

  83. Gemma
    2nd February 2018 / 12:21 pm

    It’s always nice to hear why bloggers started, we all have a different story and I particular love yours! I can’t believe it’s been a year since you started blogging. This is such a lovely giveaway, thank-you.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  84. June Lord
    2nd February 2018 / 1:28 pm

    The face masks are my favourite. I used to use them loads, but now I don’t often remember to take the time to pamper myself. I really need to start!

  85. Jo Hutchings
    2nd February 2018 / 6:43 pm

    My favourite is the Boux Avenue gift card. Their stuff is so lovely and it would be great to treat myself.

  86. Kim W
    2nd February 2018 / 7:07 pm

    The Boux Avenue gift card would be a special treat. Congratulations on your first year. I wish I’d had this charity after my baby’s birth, I had very little help.

  87. tammi nutting
    2nd February 2018 / 7:25 pm

    i love the hot face masks. not had any for a while tho

  88. Amanda tanner
    2nd February 2018 / 7:57 pm

    The Boux Avenue card I need some new bras

  89. Deborah Mackenzie
    2nd February 2018 / 8:02 pm

    I love the Soggy Moggy. So cute.

  90. Theresa Thomas
    2nd February 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Happy one year anniversary hunni.
    I would love to get the facemasks. I would be nice to have something for myself

  91. Fiona jk42
    2nd February 2018 / 9:08 pm

    The oven glove & tea towel are my favourites, my daughter would enjoy the face masks, body moisturiser and Boux Avenue gift card, and my granddaughter would love the bathtime fun items & fairy lights.

  92. Catherine Gregory
    2nd February 2018 / 9:15 pm

    The LED lights as being a Mummy doing night feeds perfect so I can see to feed my little boy but not to bright to wake him up fully

  93. 2nd February 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Happy One Year anniversary, great giveaway thanks fingers crossed 😍🤞☘️🎁🥂💄💅🏼

  94. Deborah Clarke
    2nd February 2018 / 9:43 pm

    The facemasks would be a real treat . I’m always running around after everyone else and could do with a pamper session! Great giveaway thanks for the chance!

  95. Tracey Hallmark
    2nd February 2018 / 10:36 pm

    The Shea Body Butter sounds really lovely to me along with the face masks I do love a nice pamper after a long day

  96. 2nd February 2018 / 10:41 pm

    What a lovley page with so many great items on, I especially like the light up bath duck – totally quakers!

  97. Tee Simpson
    2nd February 2018 / 10:51 pm

    I love the face masks because I love to pamper myself

  98. Adrian Bold
    2nd February 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Cheese, because I adore cheese 🙂

  99. Natalie Crossan
    2nd February 2018 / 11:11 pm

    The dead sea mud mask – I love them! x

  100. Jennifer Baker
    2nd February 2018 / 11:24 pm

    I love fairy lights! I’ve always thought they are magical x x x

  101. Kate Davies
    2nd February 2018 / 11:26 pm

    The 7th heaven face masks, perfect for a good pampering session.

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