Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Sparkles & Stretchmarks is 2! IPAD MINI GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Sparkles & Stretchmarks is 2! IPAD MINI GIVEAWAY!

It's now been 2 years since I sat down and wrote my first post on Sparkles & Stretchmarks!

The post was this one...I got 99 Problems But An Appetite Ain't 1....

I was having fun, expressing my pregnancy gripes and getting to flex my writing muscle again after not writing anything for a long time...I never really thought anybody would read it but to date its had over 2,000 views.

I never really thought I'd carry on blogging long term as I`ve never been the kind of person to stick at any hobby for long....

I never would have thought that 2 years on I'd still be writing on here....

I also never would have thought that 2 years on I'd be at almost the exact same point along in a pregnancy with a second child!

I'm so glad I kept up with this hobby - it can be very stressful at times and very demanding, but it's given me some amazing opportunities....below are just a few of what have been my favourite and most interesting opportunities this blog has brought to me...

Appearing on This Morning...



Meeting the Orange Is The New Black cast at the Netflix season 2 premiere...









I have also made some fantastic friendships in the blogging world...and got to meet lots of them at Britmums Live!








And Tyne has had some lovely experiences as a result of it too!

It has also enabled me to be a stay at home mum, which I am forever thankful for.

And so, to celebrate 2 years of my blog and to say thank you to those of you out there who read it...I'm celebrating with a giveaway!

To be in with a chance of winning this brand new Ipad Mini (16 GB) just complete the Rafflecopter form below!


The winner will be drawn on 31st January!

Good Luck and Thank you for your support!

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570 comments:

  1. Amazing Competition Thank You xxx

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  2. Ekk how exciting happy 2 years of blogging - you've achieved so much! x

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  3. I love to win this for my daughter in college!

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  4. congratulations on so many achievements in the last 2 years, looking forward to more fab posts this year :)

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  5. 2 Years missy! That is crazy it feels like I have known you forever! :D Super proud of you xx

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  6. Happy New Year Hayley and thank you for yet another wonderful giveaway! You really are a star!

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  7. Wowee I cannot believe it has been 2 years, look how much your blog has grown and your family! Great giveaway babe x

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  8. amazing prize!
    whokilledlola (twitter)

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  9. Congrats on 2 years :) Love your blog x

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  10. Happy 2nd Blogiversary. You have done well. Thank you for a lovely giveaway :-)

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  11. would love to win fongers crossed

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  12. happy new year and what a fab giveaway

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  13. Happy blog birthday! Fabulous prize - fingers (and toes) crossed x

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  14. i would love to win this for my mum, she really wants a tablet of some sort and i couldnt afford one for christmas :)

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  15. Congratulations!

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  16. Happy New Year - Good Health and Happiness to you all! (jen rogers)

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  17. Brilliant give-away - thanks for much for your efforts! x

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  18. Got everything crossed and hoping to win this great prize

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  19. Wow, congratulations on your milestone, and thank you so much for this fabulous giveaway!xx

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  20. Fab giveaway. Happy New Year x

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  21. fantastic giveaway for the start of a new year thanks

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  22. I would love to win :-)

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  23. great prize well done on 2 years :D

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  24. What a super giveaway :-)

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  25. Happy 2nd birthday sparkles and stretchmarks!! Amazing giveaway :) x

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  26. Great Prize. Keep on blogging :)

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  27. Fab prize! Huge well done for your success x

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  28. Happy blogversary, great giveaway

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  29. Happy New Year, thanks for the brilliant giveaway

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  30. Myson is desperate for one of these

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  31. Congrats x many thanks

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  32. Fantastic giveaway! Fingers crossed

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  33. hello there such an inspiring post, makes me want to start my own blog.
    really fab blog and awesome giveaway :)

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  34. Relatively new to your blog but love it and this is a great prize, thanks x

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  35. Lovely giveaway , happy new year and good luck everyone x

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  36. Great competition! Looking forward to reading your upcoming blog posts x

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  37. Great prize and congratulations on the blog!

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  38. what a great prize would love to win

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  39. Fab giveaway. My granddaughter aged 6 has one of these yet her (not so elderly) grandma - me! hasn't yet, would love to win one and I can Facetime her as she lives quite a distance from us.

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  40. Really fab prize great blog site best wishes thanks for the giveaway

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  41. Fab giveaway!! Fingers crossed! Xx

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  42. Love your blog it has certainly helped me :)

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  43. Happy blogiversary! Suzanne McC

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  44. Oh wow, how amazing and Happy bloggy birthday

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  45. Happy Blog Birthday Sweetie - Love it! Wishing you many more fantastic years.

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  46. Great prize would love to win

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  47. Great prize would love to win

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  48. Thankyou for this fabulous competition! It's fab that you get to be a stay at home mum :)

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  49. Some fantastic pics - and Orange is the New Black!! Jealous!

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  50. Loved reading about your time on This Morning - can't believe I missed that!! Sounds like you had great fun, love all the pics some lovely memories for you there

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  51. wow fab would love to win great prize

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  52. happy blog birthday to you :-)

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  53. Lovely giveaway, nice to visit your blog

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  54. Happy New Year - fab anniversary too. xxxxx

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  55. lovely giveaway! thank you :D

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  56. Aw happy blog birthday! Crazy how much can happen in two years! Looking forward to seeing what baby number 2 gets up to with Tyne! xx

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  57. Happy 2 year birthday xxx

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  58. Happy 2 years! that has gone quickly!

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  59. Super giveaway! Great blog too!

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  60. Happy Blogiversary!! You have a great Blog! Thank you for the opportunity to win a great giveaway! Please keep up your great work :)

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  61. Brilliant giveaway :-)

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  62. Amazing giveaway thank you :)

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  63. Super giveaway thank you

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  64. fantastic giveaway and happy 2 years!!

    Natasha x
    Serenity You

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  65. Now this is a prize!! Great giveaway xx

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  66. would love to win and thanks for the chance :)

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  67. Thank you for a wonderful prize hunni. X

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  68. Fabulous prize....everything crossed :)

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  69. Congrats on 2 successful years :-)

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  70. Would love to considered Many Thanks and have a fab new year x

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  71. Happy Blogaversary , fabulous giveaway x

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  72. Great blog, love your photos. Great prize x

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  73. Would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

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  74. Congrats on your blogiversary and thanks for a fun giveaway!!!

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  75. Happy 2 year blogging!! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!! x

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  76. Fab prize,well done on your 2 year blogversary .

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  77. Wow... blogging has really took you far x

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  78. Happy New Year! What a great start to 2015 winning this will be (for whoever wins this).

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  79. Happy new year and happy 2nd blog birthday!! x

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  80. Amazing give away! looks like you had a pretty fantastic year! i love your blog. x

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  81. Congratulations, you have done some awesome things

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  82. i would so love this prize!!!!!!!!!

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  83. Great prize,

    Rachel Craig

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  84. Wow thanks for an amazing giveaway.

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  85. lovely giveaway!

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  86. Wow happy birthday S&S :D Great great great comp xxxx

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  87. This is a great prize for all the family.

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  88. What a wonderful prize! :)
    Happy New Year! x

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  89. Thanks for the chance! Very generous!

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  90. Congrats on your blogiversary! Fab comp! x

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  91. Happy blogiversary! :)

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  92. Wow I would love an ipad!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Happy blog birthday. Great comp.

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  94. Another amazing competition - thank you

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  95. Happy anniversary - Great prize

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  96. congratulations on your second blogging birthday, and what great photos to remind us all of what you've achieved in those two years

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  97. Happy 2nd Blogiversary.- and here's to many more!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  98. Brill comp! Looking forward to reading your future posts x

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  99. Congratulations on your blog's 2 year Birthday :) xx

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  100. Happy Birthday, well done on keeping up the blog and thanks for an amazing prize...hope I win. Good luck this time through

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  101. Thank-you for all your hard work.

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  102. Congratulations on your anniversary - great blog - really want to start one in 2015 - you learn so much from others

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  103. Lovely prize, I'd love to win this for hubby

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  104. Such an amazing giveaway!

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  105. Congrats and thanks 4 the giveaway

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  106. Great giveaway

    @rachiegr

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  107. I love following your blog, I have a similar aged little boy and it gives me so many ideas and inspiration! Keep on writing!

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  108. fabulous prize, thanks for the opportunity

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  109. Great blog - it's amazing what doors a blog (and a lot of hard work) can open

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  110. What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  111. Congratulations on your second blogiversary!

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  112. Happy new year! What a fab giveaway :)

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  113. Thanks for the giveaway - very kind.

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  114. Congratulations! Your blogging experience sounds amazing too :) x

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  115. Happy Blogday! Great competition, thankyou!

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  116. Happy New Year to you. Lovely giveaway, thank you!

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  117. Fantastic giveaway. Hope you have a lovely year full of fun and love!

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  118. Great giveaway thanks. Just read about your Sound of Music book you had for Christmas - I didn't know it existed! Watched the film at the weekend as it bought back lots of memories from when I was young and went to see it at the cinema. I've been singing the songs all week driving everyone mad!

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  119. congrats on your 2 years doing great

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  120. Thanks for the giveaway, lovely x

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  121. Congratulations on your two year anniversary

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  122. wow you have only been blogging two years, your blog is amazing and you have achieved so much. Happy blog 2nd birthday x

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  123. Lovely prize

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  124. Would be a great start to 2015 to win this!

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  125. Great competition - good luck :)

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  126. Happy 2 years! New follower and excited what you have planned in the new year! Thanks!

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  127. Well done on your 2 years blogging. Looks like you've lots of good times doing it. :)

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  128. Wow! It's lovely to read about all the amazing things your blog has added to your life. Here's to many more.

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  129. Congrats on two years and very well done for all your lovely blog posts. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  130. Congrats on your 2 years of bloggin. Thank you for this awesome giveaway too!!

    Good Luck everyone x

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  131. Congrats on your birthday milestone and a great blog! I've just come across this and I've loved reading your updates. Here's to many more anniversaries!

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  132. 2 years! awesome! here's to many more! thank you for the chance to win this!

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  133. wow, you've done so many wonderful things! must have been fab appearing on tv! x

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