Okay, so technically I got the WordPress notification yesterday, but I didn’t start posting things until the 17th. Plus today is my dad’s birthday so I think the 16th is the perfect compromise to celebrate it!
Blablabla, the year has flown by and I never believed I would actually make this work the way it’s working now. I gave it three months to be honest because that’s usually when I start getting bored of things. There are obviously exceptions to this, and blogging turned out to be one of them. I’ve met some of the most amazing people on here. Even in real life! *waves at Cindy* And the books, ohmygawd, the awesome books I’ve discovered through blogging!
I also went from being a random Goodreads user to a half arsed social media expert with a little knowledge of HTML and CSS. So yes, this might be a very time-consuming hobby (sorry hubby), but so far, it has been well worth my time!
Thank you all for sticking with me through thick and thin (especially thick since I got fat in no time after getting married last year)!! ❤
In the spirit of celebrating, I’m doing a giveaway of stuff I’ve collected myself. It’s a mishmash of little things I hope one person gets to enjoy it as much as I would if I could sign up for this giveaway myself (maybe I should hm *strokes chin* 😉 ).
Apologies to my male subscribers for having lots of ‘girly’ items in here, but hey, you can see it as a chick magnet! Give it to a girl you like or sit somewhere on a bench with your colouring book and come off all artsy. Chicks also love it if their man can bake cookies *nods*. I’d just keep the chocolate to myself if I were you…
– Dutch Droste chocolate Dutch edition
– A magic towel
– A colouring book to go for ‘adults’ with colouring pencils included
– 4 boxes of differently flavoured Cup Cake tea
– Cup Cake tins with authentic Dutch prints on it (a.k.a. “Look, it’s a windmill!”)
– A dough stamp with one extra bonus stamp to make those cookies look extra cool
– A white and golden notebook
– Stick-it notes
– A facial mask
– A tote bag designed by yours truly (okay, so I stole the text off the interwebz obviously)
– An unbelievably cute Jip and Janneke stamp set with 8 ink pads included (Jip and Janneke is a Dutch children’s book series with illustrations made by Fiep Westendorp. As I said in my book review of Tow-Truck Pluck yesterday: I luuuuuurv her illustrations!)
It wouldn’t be a giveaway to celebrate a book blog anniversary if there wasn’t a book included ammiright? Well, there most certainly is one! If you win this giveaway, you can pick a book of your choice from all the books I’ve rated with 5 brownies over the past year*(ain’t nothing girly about those guys) and get a hard copy (if possible) of it, unless you prefer a paperback or e-book, of course ^^.
*Tow-Truck Pluck isn’t on this list because it won’t come out until January, 2017. If you want it, you can have it, but it means you’ll have to wait a while 🙂
There will be one winner of the total prize package (filled tote bag + book) AND another winner of just one of the selected books. The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY from the 16th of August until the 26th of August.
(See general terms and conditions HERE).
You can sign up by clicking on the Rafflecopter link HERE.
My question for this giveaway is (you can get 5 entries by answering this one):
Which of these books would you like to win and why?
Let me know in the comment section below and don’t forget to validate the 5 entries by using the Rafflecopter link 🙂