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xox

Thursday, October 07, 2010

It's Been A Big Year

Vogue. That is all.*
Guess what? Mummy Mayhem celebrates one year of blogging fun today!


Gosh it's been a great year. From publishing my very first post (with another 284 posted since!), to the surprise of discovering my first comment (thanks Nicole) to the joy of discovering my first official 'follower' (thanks Dramaqueen), to the fun that was writing my Looking for Love series, to the unbelievable surprise that was Bloggers Without Makeup Day, to being voted one of Kidspot's Top 50 Bloggers for 2010, and to the dizzying heights of my Vogue cover shoot*. 


Madonna: A Mummy Mayhem fan.*
And here I am today....it has all been incredible, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I hope to continue blogging for a long time to come. 


Not only have I enjoyed the writing process, but I've discovered so many wonderful people here in cyberspace, some of which I have met IRL as well! (And I hope to meet many more at the Aussie Bloggers Conference in March next year. Woo hoo!)


So, to celebrate - and to say a very big THANK YOU to all my lov-e-ly readers - I thought I'd do my very first ever GIVEAWAY. Yes, lucky readers, you could win yourself a little package from kikki.K (valued at around $30.00) that I went and purchased myself - just for you


Check out the gorgeous diary below, with matching pen. It also comes with its own Address Book. (Bonus.)




This is the small version of the diary. I actually bought myself the large version, but now I'm thinking I could have done nicely with the small one - it would fit in my handbag! Too late. I've already written in mine (because I'm a stationery geek and couldn't wait).


Here's the diary opened to one of its pages. Cute, huh? There are lots of different designs throughout. You won't get tired of looking at it, that's for sure.




Or, if you already have your 2011 diary sorted, then you can choose this instead: a lovely notebook in the same design with matching pen. Similar pages inside, just no diary dates. Get it? Cool.





Aren't they gorgeous? Now, I don't care where you are: Sydney, interstate or Greenland...you're eligible to win. All you have to do is leave a comment below by Monday 11 Oct, 6pm (and it would be nice if you followed my blog too). Then on Tuesday morning (12 Oct) I'll announce the WINNER!


Yes, Posh. Even you can enter.*
Now, some other news. I have also decided to relaunch my very neglected recipe blog: Mummy Mayhem's Recipe Box. And guess what? YES - there's a great giveaway over there too!!! Oh, the excitement. I can't tell you what it is here, you'll have to pop on over! Let's just say it's one of the best darn gadgets I've bought to date. Head on over HERE and enter to WIN


Good luck, and thanks for reading, all! :) 


Jodie


*Ok, so I made up the Vogue shoot. Also, I don't think Madonna has a t-shirt with my face on it. I mean, she could have, but that t-shirt in the above pic isn't real. Oh, and Posh doesn't usually get around carrying a picture of me. Not that I know of, anyway. ;) 

If you want to have some fun, go to PhotoFunia and put yourself on a magazine cover. Or a billboard. Or on a t-shirt that Madonna's wearing. 'Tis fun!)

46 comments:

myshoeboxlife.com said...

Congratulations on your one year milestone Jodie. I hope you keep blogging for many years to come. I love your blog. Like I've told you before, it was one of the very first I ever read, and you inspired me greatly. Can't wait to see the recipes making a comeback too! xx

Mx said...

Commenting to win :) LOL ....wish I could update my blog as often :)

Marita said...

Congratulations on the one year blog anniversary. :)

Wanderlust said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! And what a lot you have accomplished. I'm coming up on my one year very soon, too - hard to believe! Love your Vogue shot.

JANE said...

Bravo, Jodie! One year - what a milestone. I've only been blogging for 10 weeks and it feels like a long time - I can't imagine a whole year. And you've done so well, too. I joined as a follower recently and am really enjoying it. Feel free to drop by my blog at http://lifeonplanetbaby.blogspot.com and say hi! J x

Tina said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary! x

Seraphim said...

Congrats Jodie! I won't enter though as you inspired me to run out and buy my own a couple of weeks ago. I LOVE Kikki K

Kel said...

Congrats Jodie! I love coming here and reading what you are up to. xoxo

Brenda said...

Happy Blogiversay Jodie baby.xx

MMBB said...

That's Blogtastic! I would've thought you'd been at longer than at, you're doing great!

I haven't got my 2011 diary yet so I'll cross my fingers :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the blog, well done!

I'd love that gorgeous diary, I've been eying them off at kikki.k for ages!

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Rebecca Newman said...

Can't believe you've only been going a year?! Congratulations on your first year milestone! The diary is gorgeous. :-)

Christie said...

Big congrats on 1 year Jodie! Looks like I wasn't following you (oops!) but I have corrected that now!! xx

Megan said...

So is it happy 'blirthday' or happy 'blogday' or happy 'blog-birthday'??!

Either way, happy one year!!

What a wonderful year it's been :)

And that diary is gorgeous!

ClaireyH said...

Actually I think I did see Madonna wearing that t-shirt, you should charge her for the royalties of using your face!

Let's see what the next year holds for you.
I am following you on twitter, but will add myself to your followers here too.

Jacki said...

Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! It's a very big landmark! I love reading your blog and I look forward to reading many more posts! Especially the Hot or Not ones!

Katie said...

One year and look at all you've done!!
I just love this blog to pieces! Here's to many,many more.
Xx

x0xJ said...

Congrats on your milestone. I have to say you are one of my fave blog reads!!
The diary is gorgeous. Hoping i win! Tuesday is even my birthday ;)
And i'm totally sure Posh and Maddona own pic's/shirts with your face on it!!

samanthacurrie.com said...

Wow a year! congratulations :)
They need to invent virtual champagne, I'd have a great big cheers here.

Just a girl said...

congrats on the 1 year!
and yay i can finally comment.
ive been wantint to comment for so long but there was something wrong with your blog or with my explorer and i couldnt
so here i am! woot

Ami said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Can't believe it's been a year already! And seriously cute giveaways! So glad you're reviving the recipe blog too! I'm going to bookmark it for Hubby as he's back on cooking duties with the impending arrival! xxx

Jane said...

Well well well, look at you Mrs Vogue Cover Girl!

Love this giveaway. Kikki K is like Heaven on Earth. One problem though - it's almost 2011 ALREADY!?!?!?! Where the hell did 2010 go?

Happy bloggoversary!

xx

The Dotterel said...

Well I'm just here to say 'congratulations'! You realise you're in it for the long haul now? I read somewhere that 90% of blogs don't last more than three months. Those that do go on forever. Ok, I made that last bit up, but still...

Katie said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! The first is always so exciting and what an appropriate first anniversary gift - paper - it fits with tradition! Well done!

Thea said...

Yay, congratulations!!
What a lovely giveaway.
And you know what? I was on the cover of Vogue, too. I think it was the same issue! ;)

Mummahh said...

Congratulations on the one year blog anniversary...i hope i make it that far with mine..
ps love kikki k

MomAgain@40 said...

Happy Blog-aversary! :D
Great achievement, and you have done very wel!! For just one year!

So Now What? said...

One year! Well done Miss Jodie.

I love Kikki K stuff. I get a little overwhelmed when I go in there, can't work out what I want, all I know is I wish I was super organised and room to put that family organiser thingy.


Congrats mate, it's a top blog xx

EmmaK said...

Congratulations Jodie...love you striking a pose on Vogue!!! Why don't you invite Posh over to share a plate of barbecue ribs? you can eat the meat and she can suck on the bones!

MultipleMum said...

Look at you! All grown up :) Love your work and look forward to reading more from you (and maybe meeting you in March!). I don't think I ever told you (but it seems appropriate now that you are in the celebratory mode) but I used your blog as my 'idol' blog in my 31DBBB challenge. Blog crush xx

kurrabikid said...

I find it hard to believe you've been blogging for a year! Only because you write so well, I assumed you'd been doing it YONKS! Finding a new post from you in my Reader always makes my day so thanks for all your fabulous words.

anjwritesabout.com said...

Wow - congrats on the big achievement!! I can hardly believe what wonderful blogs you've created and still give so much to after a year...even with little ones clamouring for your attention!! Inspirational :)

Sarah said...

Ooooh pretty!!

And congratulations on your big first birthday!

nellbe said...

Adding my congrats! Just love kikki-k :)

River said...

Congratulations on a whole year of blogging!!
I've enjoyed reading ever since I found you, and really must go back through the archives to get the full story.
I love the diary and address book set, it's the prettiest I've seen so far.

Gill@OurParklife said...

congratulations! a great milestone for you...

We have the same black place mats as you by the way...totally pointless comment there...sorry, I am up far too late..

I think it was your Bloggers Without Makeup Day that got me following your blog (although I did not join in with going make up free....I had not yet started a blog then...maybe next year?)

Fiona said...

Gorgeous notebook/diary! and happy blogiversary!

Megan said...

Congrats on your year of blogging :) Hope there is many more to come!

Becky said...

A huge congratulations on 1 year! I love stationary - I could spend thousands on it if hubby would let me!

dramaqueen said...

weeeeee! I was your first follower???
Well, I had no idea! I feel like a trend setter now.
Great blog Jodie - keep on keeping on.
xox

ejorpin said...
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ejorpin said...

Congratulations! I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year - you've seriously had some impact in 12 short months! Here's to many, many more posts *clinks glass or bubbles*

ps. I haven't really been drinking, promise.

Anonymous said...

Wow Jodie where has that year gone???? Doesn't seem all that long ago you were 'thinking' about starting a blog and look at you now! Congratulations on achieving your goal and most importantly having fun while you do it.
Love Nicole xx

Maxabella said...

Whoot whoooo whoot whoooooooooo (got a little carried away there but I've missed your blog). Happy anniversary, Jodie. Mummy Mayhem is a triumph. x

Su Chin said...

Congrats on being 1!!! May there be many many more bloggerversaries to come!!!!!

mjelly said...

A year goes by so fast!