Marvellous Mondays #53 - A Birthday Giveaway!

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May Your Mondays Be Marvellous #53 - New parenting & lifestyle blogger linky
Happy Birthday, #MarvMondays!

Happy Monday! Emily, Fran and I are so excited to be starting this Monday with a very exciting birthday giveaway in collaboration with the lovely folks over at Busy B. We wanted to say thank you to all of you lovely people who have linked up with us over the last year. Whether that's been in the last few weeks, months or whether you've been with us since day one, like the lovely Liane from Rosy Cheeks & Muddy Feet who was our first ever linker! We couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you than with a fabulous giveaway of some of the most gorgeous stationery around.

We'll be rewarding this week's top commenter with this amazing bundle of prizes from Busy B and everyone else that links up will get a generous 20% discount code in this week's newsletter. The bundle consists of a travel folder with room for your passport, documents and cards, a gorgeous expanding file, a pen and case and a sticky note pad. As usual all comments must be submitted by Friday evening ready for us to count over the weekend. We will announce the winner next Monday, November 28th. Good luck and get commenting! For T&C’s scroll to the end of the post.

Marvellous Mondays is a place bloggers can come to share all of their best posts of the week and somewhere we can all rally together to beat the Monday blues. Hosted by myself (Kaye) and the fabulous Emily of My Petit Canard & Fran of Back with a Bump, we'll be reading, commenting and sharing all of your wonderful posts.


We had our best week ever with 98 posts linked up, thank you! However we also had 17 people who didn't comment which is still not great. We want Marvellous Mondays to continue to be a great place for you to link up to each week, both in terms of discovering lots of other fantastic bloggers, and for helping you to promote your posts so please make sure you all follow the guidelines and comment on the minimum number of posts. Don't forget to make sure the name of your blog is included so we can match up the comments easily and try to finish commenting by Friday evening each week.

Our top commenter this week is Amie from Mum's The Word who left an amazing number of comments on your posts! Amie was followed closely by Kat from Candyfloss Dreams and Angela from Life Motherhood & Everything. A huge thank you to all of these lovely ladies for taking their time to read so many posts and leave so may great comments.

Featured Posts

My featured post this week is Christmas bucket list by Life As We See It whose saved me the trouble of writing my own bucket list to attempt over the Christmas period (and has some fab ideas). Charlotte also shares some seriously gorgeous festive shots of her kiddies so be sure to pop on over and take a look.

Emily's featured post this week is Our Birth Story by Hayley from Devon Mama who recently reposted her birth story after taking it down a little while ago for reasons she explains in her post. Emily's not a massive reader of birth stories, but if you like feel-good birth stories then this one is a must read!

Fran's featured post this week is How to Keep Confident – Maternity Leave and Beyond! by Sarah of Run, Jump, Scrap! This post struck a chord with Fran as this week she embarked on her first keeping in touch days since having Popsicle and like Sarah she agrees it's really important to stay independent and not just be a Mummy 24/7.


1. You can link up to two posts per week. Posts can be new or old and on any topic you would like to share and promote but no linkys please. Linky opens at 6am on Monday morning and closes at 11:55pm the same day.

2. We'd love it if you could make sure you're following Emily (@MyPetitCanard), Fran (@BackWithABump_) and myself (@HelloArchie_) on Twitter - mainly to ensure we can keep up with you all and remind you of the next weeks link-up!

3. Add the Marvellous Monday's badge to the bottom of your post. It's really simple and easy to do, just copy and paste the HTML code from the badge below.

4. In true linky fashion, please share the love and comment on one of the host's posts, the post directly before yours and one other of your choosing at an absolute minimum per week. Please ensure you've completed your commenting by Friday night each week. When commenting, use the hashtag #MarvMondays so that they know how you've found their post.

5. By linking up, you are giving us permission to send you a weekly email reminder for Marvellous Mondays.

6. To be chosen as one of our featured posts, you must have commented on the minimum number of posts as laid out above, and you must have our badge present on your post or in the sidebar of your site.

Feel free to use the hashtag #MarvMondays when sharing your posts on Twitter and include either @MyPetitCanard, @BackWithABump_ or @HelloArchie_ so that we can share your marvellous posts on our own networks. Happy linking!

And onto our fabulous badge..

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Terms & Conditions

  • This competition is open to entrants in the UK and over the age of 18 only and not open to anyone associated with the production company, their families or anyone else associated with this competition.
  • All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All comments must be made by midnight of Friday 25th October 2016 (please check and approve any #marvmondays comments by Friday to ensure the competition is as fair as possible).
  • The linker who makes the most comments on other posts in the link-up will win a Busy B bundle including a travel folder, an expanding file, a sticky notepad and a pen and case.
  • All prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  • Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter, and accordingly the Promoter may at their absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.
  • Hello Archie is responsible for the promotion, which is the publication and adjudication of the competition as well as sending out the prize to the giveaway winner.
  • English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.
  • By entering the competition you agree to the use of your name in publicity relating to the competition and you are giving Hello Archie permission to contact you at a future date.
  • The winner will be announced on Monday 28th November via the Marvellous Mondays posts and social media; they may also be contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 28 days, the second top commenter will be chosen and so forth until the prize is claimed.
  • The 20% discount code will be sent to all readers who link up to Marvellous Mondays once the linky closes at 11:55pm on Monday, November 20th; it can only be used on full-price items and excludes savvy saver sets.

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