Thursday, 6 February 2014

Six Months of Blogging { and a GIVEAWAY } CLOSED


The turtle
only makes progress
when it's neck
is stuck out 
- Rollo May -

Six months of blogging and 63 posts later. Who'd have thought. Certainly not me.

When I started my blog with My Red Adventure back in August, I really wasn't sure what I was doing. I had played around with the idea of a blog for awhile, but was too hesitant and self conscious about putting myself out there, to ever go through with any of my ideas. And so it had remained simply that. An idea.

And then we moved to the middle of nowhere to be together as a family. And it just felt right. My early to bed husband, and my night owl self, left me with a couple of hours every evening, twiddling my thumbs....and wanting to start writing again.

I have loved so much about starting my own blog. It is, if nothing else, easily the best diary I've ever kept. It has given me a new creative outlook on my day, and the opportunity to notice more of the little day to days of life, which can be so easily lost amidst the tantrums, mess and noise that is a life with 2 toddlers.

This blog has allowed me to focus on all the good things that exist in my life. And during those times where I've asked myself,  "What the hell am I doing living in the middle of nowhere for?", it has made me look to the positives that surround our choice to live here. Kept my head out of living in this town. And kept me a little closer to happy.

So, thank you to everyone who reads and has supported my blog with your lovely comments. I'm truly flattered that you take an interest (whatever your reasons may be for doing so) in my little place on the web. And to those good friends and family, who have unwaveringly supported, liked and commented on my every Facebook post, big hugs and thank you to you also. You made me feel a little less self-conscious about what I had started here.

So a little giveaway to say thank you to the lovely small group of friends, family and followers I have slowly gathered. I love a good Etsy find, hope you like this one as much I do!!

A French knitted and hand knotted woollen necklace from Stuffed Nonsense.


To enter via Facebook please
1: like my yellow heart's Facebook page
2: comment below the original link to let me know you've entered

And you can also comment below this post for an additional entry.

Winner to be announced on the evening of 12th February.

Good luck!! x

38 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your life and experiences with us Carla! A lovely, gesture to thank your followers but we only do it because we enjoy it! xxx (delph)

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    1. Thankyou Delph for always being such a big support x

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  2. Lovely giveaway Carla. I have been blogging for about 18 months. I love it. When I started I had know idea how much I would enjoy it, or the amazing online friendships I would make. xo

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    1. Myself also. I really enjoy blogging and the extra bit of creativity it brings to my day! x

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  3. Oh, and I follow you on Facebook too xo

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  4. Well, I for one am glad I found your blog xx

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    1. Thankyou Andrea, love your little rivalries too! x

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  5. I've only recently found your lovely little blog... you've created a delightful space here.
    I love that through blogging I've found like-minded friends.. ones who like sewing, op-shopping, baking etc.
    x

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    1. Thankyou Zara, I've really enjoyed meeting so many friendly people online too and reading about their lives xx

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  6. Congratulations on your 6 months of blogging Carla, I hope that you have and keep on enjoying it. I read your blog as I love to read Australian blogs to see what people are up to as that is where I was born, although I live in England now. Please don't enter me in your giveaway, not because I wouldn't love the necklace, but because it would be way to expensive to post it all the way here. Hope to read lots from you for a long time to come! xx

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    1. Where were you born in Australia Amy? I don't mind posting it your way if you do happen to win xx

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    2. Hi, South Australia, no where exciting! xx

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  7. So pleased you have found your bloggy groove! I have been blogging now for 3 years and this little space of happy has truly helped to keep me sane and positive through some less than ideal moments mothering. The finding of kindred spirits was an unexpected bonus. mel x

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    1. Thankyou Mel. I actually came across your blog not long after you started!! Before I was even into blogs. It was through a random google search I think. So I'm very flattered that you read my blog!!! Yours was the first blog I ever really came across x

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  8. Congratulations! I'll have 6 months under my belt at the end of this month - and I'm enjoying it more now than when I started!

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  9. I like it too Carla.. xxx
    love mum...

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  10. You have so many good reasons to blog, Carla and they shine out from every word you write. It's lovely here.

    x

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    1. Thankyou Bron, I'm flattered you enjoy my small space x

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  11. Happy six months! I absolutely love your blog. You're becoming one of my new faves :)

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  12. The blogosphere is a pretty amazing place, isn't it? I love the sense of community it brings and the feeling of connectedness, despite location and circumstance.

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    1. I agree with all of your sentiments Bec x

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  13. I have loved getting to know you more and more Carla. happy 6 months hun and here's to the next 6 years :) xx

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    1. 6 years, well I guess you never know lol! Hopefully I can keep my blogging mojo for that long! Though in saying that, the more I blog, the easier I'm finding it, in a strange kind of way x

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  14. Hi, I'm a new follower, but I'd love to enter your sweet comp. I've liked your fab fb page.
    You've picked a gorgeous giveaway - how could you give it away? :)

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    1. I might have also purchased myself one Heiki!!! Thanks for following x

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  15. how could i resist those amazing items! glad you've found a space here. xx

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    1. Thanks for being such a supportive follower Ashley x

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  16. Gosh, that is just so pretty and intriguing. Aren't people clever! I'm new on board around here, thanks to Life Love & Hiccups, but I like what I see. Congratulations on the blogiversary. I had my two year one in November and it still feels like yesterday x

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    1. Thanks Kim, hope I can keep mine going for that long!

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  17. Such a lovely, positive blog :-) having 3 young kiddies of my own I find your blog so inspiring, thank you!

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    1. Thank you Cathy, I'm flattered you feel that way x

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  18. I love that you said blogging has you focusing on the good around you! I have felt the same while starting to blog! And this giveaway is beautiful!

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    1. Definetly a positive from blogging that I wasn't expecting x

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  19. I love that you said blogging has helped you focus on the positive! I have felt the same way! And your giveaway is beautiful!!

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  20. hey carla, i'm late with my congratulations - but well done on reaching six months!
    and what a great way of getting people to comment - i'll have to think of something for my next blog birthday :-)
    here's to many more months and years ahead.

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