Friday, 27 January 2012

Addition to my wish list

Since posting my 2012 wish list I have realised there is more I want!!!! LOL Something I have wanted since I was about 15 is a mulberry handbag. I constantly look on their website and dream over them when I see them in magazines but with 3 children I don't think i could justify buying one. I saw 2 creative competitions last year and entered both, but not successful!
I just love them!!

Next on my list is a pair of Hunter Wellies, i would love them in bright pink, or the new metallic colours, I just think they are wellies that really would last forever.

My boys have really enjoyed playing with lego that they had for Christmas, so I would love to win more for them, i would save it for birthdays and Christmas though. It would be a huge saving as lego is so expensive, winning one of the large boxes, maybe a start wars spaceship or something would be fab!
The last addition to my list would be a holiday for 2013, we already have this years booked, but next year it looking unlikely that we will be able to afford to go. I'm entering every holiday competition I see and I will be definitely looking out for creative holiday competitions this year.
These four things would be my ultimate prizes and even if I could win one of these off my list I would be so pleased. It would be definitely my best comping prize to date!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Baking with 3 messy monsters

This is my entry for the Appliances online with Red Ted Art's 'cooking competition.

Baking or cooking is a weekly activity on our house. I usually let the boys decide what they want to make.. This Friday they came up with cookies, with chocolate chips. Cooking with 3 children usually goes to plan but this week Millie didn't fancy it, so I told the boys what to do and they did it all!!
Millie had enough after 5 minutes :(

They love getting stuck in - as usual Toby refused to wear his apron

Cracking eggs time... just a slight spillage and no egg shell...perfect!

"They are ready to go in the oven mum" "Well done boys they look...lovely!"

"I didn't lick the spoon, honest"

Finished product, they actually tasted delicious! Needless to say there are none left!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Today I received a surprise package through the post. I have no idea which comp it has come from or I think it may have been sent to me by mistake. I won Umberto Gianni shampoo and conditioner. In the advent comps I also won with them and received my prize really quick. Oh well I love the stuff so I'm chuffed.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

My 2012 wishlist

This year my biggest aim is to double my last years total, over the weekend I been thinking of prizes I would really like to win. I think its so nice when you win things you really don't like buying, for example the years supply of washing powder I won. So I thought I would put a list together of things i would really like:
  • A new sofa
  • A holiday (even if its a weekend for 2 in London!)
  • A food mixer
  • Tickets to a show
  • Vouchers for clothes shop
  • A year supply of anything household! (toilet rolls, cleaning products etc).
  • A hamper
  • Kitchen knife set
  • Clothes for Millie
  • Outdoor toys for the boys
  • A cash win would be lovely as well!
There seems to be quite alot of events this year especially in the first few months - valentines day, pancake day, Chinese new year, mothers day, Olympics and the queen's jubilee. I'm hoping there will be lots a creative competitions about linking to the events.

Monday, 2 January 2012

The start of a new year

I was so pleased with the amount of things I won last year I had a total of about £3377 altogether which I think is good for my first 'proper' year! It was lots of fun aswell as I mainly entered creative comps.

Next year my aim is to double my wins. I would love to win vouchers and a food mixer. I'm also going to set up google docs to keep a better track of my wins.

My other comping resolution is to blog more about comping, I really enjoy my new hobby and it gets me away from mumsville when the kids are in bed. But on the other hand its easy to involve them.

I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and good luck!!