A Year in Review and Birthday Giveaway

I can’t believe it; Make, Do and Push! is one whole year old today!

It’s been an eventful year to say the least; I became a Mutti, we started planning our wedding, and thanks to my lovely little blog, I’ve kicked off my dream career as a freelance writer!
The year ahead is going to be even busier; with more wedding planning, returning to the day job from maternity leave and Busby growing fast!
I thought I’d take a look back on the past year and my past blog posts. 
My proudest achievements:
Being shortlisted for a BritMums BiB Award (I’m still amazed by this!) in the Fresh Voice category. 
Reaching 100,000 page views!
Registering myself as self-employed as a Freelance Writer. Eek!
My favourite posts:
My most popular posts:
What to expect from Make, Do and Push! next year:
More wedding related posts!
More crafty posts (probably wedding related!)
Hopefully more recipes and baking posts

Thank you to everyone who has commented, voted for, read and enjoyed Make, Do and Push! this year. I’d love to know what your favourite post has been! 

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Birthday Giveaway!
As a thank you to you lovely Readers, I’ve decided to hold a little birthday giveaway!

I’ve put a little bundle together for you, including some gorgeous notebooks from Paperchase, two pots of Barry M nail varnish, awesome cupcake pegs and some lip goodies to pamper yourselves with. These are all things that I would love to win, so I hope you do too!
You can enter by using the Rafflecopter below – good luck! UK entrants only please.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you again for all of the love over the past year!!
Love and baby snogs,
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  1. 19th September 2013 / 8:59 am

    Happy blog-aversary!I just enjoy reading, you always seem so bubbly and usually puts a smile on my face after reading 🙂

    • 19th September 2013 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much lovely 🙂 xx

  2. 19th September 2013 / 10:07 am

    Happy blogaversary! Well done!!
    I follow via bloglovin 🙂 x

    • 19th September 2013 / 6:18 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂 xx

  3. 19th September 2013 / 12:17 pm

    Happy anniversary. One year of awesomeness. Love your blog and have been following on bloglovin for ages now x

    • 19th September 2013 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you so so much 🙂 xx

  4. 19th September 2013 / 1:12 pm

    Happy Blogaversary!! I’m following on Bloglovin’ 🙂 x

    • 19th September 2013 / 6:18 pm

      Thank yooou 🙂 xx

  5. 19th September 2013 / 4:11 pm

    Well done! I had a read through some of your old posts the other night when I read through my changing bag post (thanks again for having me!) and it’s so lovely to see how Busby has grown up! I wonder if our blogs will still be about for Busby and Athena to read (& cringe at!) in their teens?!

    • 19th September 2013 / 6:19 pm

      Haha I hope so 🙂 thank you so much xx

  6. 19th September 2013 / 4:13 pm

    (oh sorry, commented before I saw rafflecopter, am a bloglovin follower!)

  7. 19th September 2013 / 5:12 pm

    I’ve been following along for ages! Love your blog!

    • 19th September 2013 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 xx

  8. 19th September 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Aw well done lovely and happy anniversary!!! You know I’m a loyal follower 😉 xxx

    • 20th September 2013 / 9:41 am

      Thank you lovely xxx

  9. 20th September 2013 / 8:24 am

    Well done for getting to 1 year – I always enjoy reading – here’s to toasting your second birthday. Raises glass *sups bubbles* x

    • 20th September 2013 / 9:42 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 *glug!* xx

  10. 20th September 2013 / 8:41 pm

    Belated happy Birthday! One year is a big milestone! 🙂 I have entered, mainly cos I fancy the nail polish. I already follow you on BlogLovin’

    • 21st September 2013 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you so much Karen 🙂 xx

    • 21st September 2013 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you Jo 🙂 xx

  11. 21st September 2013 / 6:51 pm

    Congrats Mrs! Think I filled in one of those wrong but oh well! Main thing is i get to say I love your blog (you know that though
    😉 i’m really pleased you’re enjoying it so much and can’t wait to read more! x

    • 21st September 2013 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you so so much for the blog love *mwah* xxx

  12. 22nd September 2013 / 1:20 pm

    Wow, you’ve achieved so much in 12 short months!

    Can’t wait to see what the next 12 months bring – I follow on BL!

    • 26th September 2013 / 2:31 pm

      Thanks Amanda 🙂 xx

  13. 22nd September 2013 / 6:31 pm

    Well done on your first year. I am following on Bloglovin

  14. 26th September 2013 / 2:31 pm

    Congratulations to Lauren for winning the birthday giveaway!

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