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August 15, 2013

The Spoiled Mummy is now one! Happy First Anniversary!!!

Allow me to be sentimental a bit since this is quite a milestone for me, as I never even imagined that the blog would reach its first year! It has been one big roller coaster ride as I was suddenly thrown into the unknown! I had to learn and re-learn everything as quickly as I could — from the technical aspects of starting a blog to the creative side of maintaining one. Now I can say that the blog has taught me a lot of things I never thought I would learn. It has also started a lot of good friendships for me that would not have been possible without this online community. I may not know each and every one of you personally, but I am grateful for all your emails, comments and feedback – both the ones that you send privately and the ones you post publicly. 🙂  I am humbled when you say that The Spoiled Mummy has helped you or inspired you in one way or another. Thank you.

You all know my story. What was once my idea of having just a personal online diary to be shared amongst family and closest friends has now turned into a full-pledged public blog for everyone to see, read, praise and criticize.  Scary? Definitely. Rewarding? Absolutely. I have no regrets whatsoever sharing what I know because you have also shown me your generosity in appreciation. Admittedly though, I still get those occasional moments when I ask myself if I am doing it right or if I should go on, but seeing your positive responses here inspire me to carry on.

I am still a far-cry from all the other bloggers and their success stories out there. Because in reality, I am not here to win any awards or gather as many hits as possible in a day. (But if that happens, oh my, thank you!! :)) My intention in creating this blog was, is and will always be pure, honest and consistent. It may not be perfect, but it is all real. This is ME and this is as real as it gets. And as you have probably noticed by now, I only allow positivity and inspiration here. I am definitely not one to accept negative vibes! (There are other blogs for that.) I want to be true to you and to myself all throughout.

Bear with me too if I am unable to post as many articles as we all would want. Believe me, I want to write as much as I could, but my duties as a wife and mum take precedence over anything else — as I am sure you all understand. The “OC” in me makes me think, research and edit a million times before I post. I look at each and every article here as something born out of love because it requires a lot of my time and energy. Suffice to say that I don’t just write for the sake of writing or post for the sake of posting. (Again, there are other blogs for that! :)) Most recently too, as some of you may be aware, my last big trip took me away from home for a very long time… and so I came back with a mountain load of work to do and settle! So lately has been a struggle for me to find time to sit down, gather my thoughts and write again. So here’s hoping that the next month/s will be more relaxed because I am itching to write and share more!

So enough of the serious, sentimental side of this post and on to the fun part of our First Anniversary! 🙂

Here goes…

It’s my first Blogiversary!!!

For my 1st Blogiversary, I am giving away 30 pieces of this customized, environment- friendly The Spoiled Mummy tote bag to 30 lucky followers of the blog! (Yes, you read that right : 30!!!)

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All you have to do is give me an answer to the question : WHAT MAKES YOU A SPOILED MUMMY???

There are 3 ways of sending me your answers :

1) Facebook page – Click the link here to go to our Facebook page, click the LIKE button and send me your answer through the inbox/private message of the Facebook page.
2) Instagram – Follow me in my Instagram account @thespoiledmummy and send me your answer by leaving your comment on the photo of the giveaway bag.
3) Blog – Just leave your answers in the comments section at the end of this post.

I will choose 10 names each from the Facebook page, Instagram and the Blog, for a total of 30 winners. The 10 most creative answers from each category will of course win! 🙂

Deadline of submission is on August 18, Sunday at 10pm.

That’s it! All you have to do after sending your answer is to wait for my reply as to how, when and where you can pick up your prize in the week of August 19th.

(Pickup address will be somewhere in Makati so please be sure that you will be able to pick up your prize even before joining this giveaway!)

Once again, thank you for all the loving and spoiling! 🙂

 Happy First Anniversary, everyone!!!

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14 Comments

  • Reply Jocelyn G Ignacio August 15, 2013 at 7:41 am

    What makes me a spoiled mummy?
    Two things
    Love from my husband and children
    Indulgence for myself through simple bliss of having me time

  • Reply meo August 15, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Happy Blogiversary The Spoiled Mummy,

    It was one stellar year!

    Well done and thank you.

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy August 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Thank you, Meo. Yes, it has been a wonderful year! 🙂

  • Reply Martine August 15, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Happy Blogaversary, GRACE! I’m the happiest person in the world right now, especially since you started this journey full of question marks. You’ve stayed true to WHO you are, which is the hallmark of the best bloggers out there. Never change, keep on inspiring and making lives beautiful with your lovely (and salivating!) posts!

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy August 15, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Thank you Martine, for being there for me all throughout this challenging first year. If not for your help, support and yes – patience, The Spoiled Mummy wouldn’t be here! So let’s celebrate as this is our First Anniversary together too! 🙂

  • Reply alicia August 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations Grace! I can’t believe it has been a year as well, I remember when you were telling me about your blog when we met in 2012. What a wonderful achievement. Enjoy the personal satisfaction you have today, you deserve it!

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy August 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Thank you, Alicia for being a big supporter of The Spoiled Mummy! It has been a wonderful (and challenging) ride for me, but thanks to friends like you, I am able to carry on! Thanks for the inspiration too!

  • Reply Mika Cipriano-Licuanan August 16, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Happy happy first anniversary to THE SPOILED MUMMY! Though I only started following you this March, I feel like I have been with you in this journey the whole time (oh because I read your blog multiple times! #shamelessfan). And Im happy for you that your blog is growing =)

    I do not really join contests, but as a big TSM fan, I wanted to show full support (and hopefully, win a tote bag! wink!wink!).. So here goes.. Forgive me, if my entry is long..

    Why am I a spoiled mummy?
    S for sweet lover – I am a wife before a mother, and I make sure I attend to the needs of Pao, my hubby. Small things as making sure I fix myself even if Im just at home so I look attractive, or preparing snacks for him.

    S for sweet tooth – I LOVE DESSERTS…(a true spoiled mummy loves her desserts!)

    P – For priorities. A spoiled mummy knows her priorities. Family first before anything else. Im a career woman, but when my husband and just recently, my baby needs me, drop everything.

    O – O.A. The spoiled mummy goes the extra mile. She is never satisfied with so-so’s. Like throwing a party with the added personal touch. Ive gotten addicted to personalizing everything for Lexie, my daughter…from ribbons, to gift tags, to towels.

    I- Independent. A spoiled mummy ensures her independence and strives for her self-growth. I like the fact that I have a career, that I earn. Striving to be good at my career helps me in aspects that can contribute to my growth as a wife and mother.

    L – Learner. A spoiled mummy has that yearning to learn more. I was never a martha stewart although I love to bake and cook. But when I got married, I started taking an interest on the house/home decor, on making crafts.

    E – Elegant and Grace(ful) – pun intended!

    D- Devoted. While I have only been married for a year and a half, Pao has been the only MAN in my life. We dated for 10 years before tying the knot. He is my best friend and my no.1 supporter. He and my Lexie are my inspiration to become the best I can be.

    This is why I am SPOILED MUMMY just like YOU!!! =)

  • Reply Sofie M. August 17, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Happy Blogaversary Grace! The Spoiled Mummy. My inspiration in life especially when I have kids na!

    You are effortless and truly an ambassador of good vibes! Please continue to inspire us for so many years! Now here’s my answer and hope I can a swagger bag 🙂

    What makes me a spoiled mummy?

    Me and my husband are both working but he doesn’t let me pay anything for our household bills even I insist it and only few can have this blessing. His money is my money and my money is my money 🙂

    We’ve been together since my childhood years, his my first and last bf turned husband (1997, married in year 2010) He never let me pay a single cent when we go out and admit it girls, some gals are obligated to pay half/half. I am just so proud with this small gesture.

    Aside from material things, after a decade of harmonious relationship, I am he still checks on me and sending cute stickers via viber to make me happy while I am busy at work so as he. he finds time to connect with me 🙂

  • Reply Anna Rey August 17, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Happy 1st year Grace! you’ve been a great inspiration to me! Keep on writing! More success!

  • Reply Ron & Chris August 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Has it been a year? Time flies! Superthanks for sharing all the wonderful,
    sometimes calorific and sometimes a tad envy enducing experiences of being spoiled
    and being a mom with a sweet tooth and a small waist to match. Here’s to more chapters
    and experiences!

    Cheers,
    Ron and Chris

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy August 22, 2013 at 1:33 am

      Yes, time flies indeed. Thanks for all the love and support, Ron and Chris! You have been with me from the very beginning and I sincerely appreciate it. 🙂 Thank you!

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