A very bloggy birthday + a gift

Oh hi!

Guess what?!

Today my blog turns two.

I know right?! I’m super excited too. I can’t believe it has been two years since I hit publish on my first ever blog post.

It was in the wee hours of the morning on 1 May 2013, when I took a giant leap out of my comfort zone and opened up my heart and soul to the world.

Besides my darling family, this blog is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

It has changed me. I don’t want to sound cliche, but it has. It has ignited something inside of me. My love of writing, communicating and connecting with people had dulled for a time, but now it is burning stronger than before.

This blog has made me hungry to learn and to try new things. It has opened up opportunities for me and has given me clarity.

In the last two years, I have shared some of my innermost feelings, fears and desires and have never turned back.

Okay, that’s a lie.

There have been a number of times when I’ve wanted to pack this blogging gig in. It was exactly one year ago when I became scarily close to throwing in the towel.

I had lost sight of why I started this blog in the first place and was placing unrealistic expectations on myself. After a little time out, I was able to refocus and remind myself that this blog was my gift to me.

Over two years ago, I was deep in the trenches of motherhood with a two-year-old and a baby. I felt as if I had lost sight of me. I was a walking mombie watching re-runs of Melrose Place in a dazed state while the kids slept. Wild hair and a dressing gown was my standard attire. I knew I needed to get myself back, but I didn’t know how.

When I one day found myself absentmindedly editing the newsletter my daughter brought home from kindy, I knew that my brain was crying out to be used. I remembered an article an old workmate had shown me about mummy bloggers and the rest is history.

The thing about this blog that puts the biggest smile on my face is the community we have built here.

Each week I am overwhelmed with the response and interaction I get from my readers here and across my social media. Thank you to all of you.

In celebration of my second blog birthday, I have something special for three of you. I wish I could give something to all of you, but my words and a virtual high five will have to do for now.

Three of you will receive a small token of my appreciation from my favourite online jewellery and accessories store Pink Woods.

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One of my dance mum friends put me onto Pink Woods last year and I was lucky enough to meet the owner and creator at a market recently.

Pink Woods specialises in earrings, broochs, scarflettes, necklaces and cheese boards. Every single piece I lay my eyes on, I want. I go into a time warp when I trawl through the Pink Woods Facebook page. Each piece is fun, quirky and different. They are not the run of the mill items you see in the shops, these are special and funky, oh so funky. Did I mention I want one of everything?

Now, back to the giveaway at hand.

I have been watching you. Yes, you. I’ve been taking note over the last little while who has been the most active on my Facebook page. Facebook is where this blog sees a lot of action and I want to extend a thank you to three of my biggest supporters. Again, I know there are many of you who like and comment on nearly every post. I thank you for this. (I’ve obviously disqualified my number one fan – my sister πŸ™‚ )

Congratulations to Andrea Phillips, Debbie Quinn and Annette Pullman. You guys are awesome. Thank you so much for your continued support and interaction. I have a pair of Pink Woods earrings for each of you. Please email me your postal address to mummywifeme@gmail.com and I will arrange postage.

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As for everyone else, thanks again for being part of this community and for helping me to do what I love.

Please check out the Pink Woods Facebook page and stock up on some goodies for yourself or your mum for Mother’s Day.

I’m excited to announce Pink Woods is also working with me on a Mother’s Day giveaway and a giveaway for my birthday.

Please stay tuned over the coming weeks. I’ve got a whole lot more to give.

Flogging my blog with Grace.

73 comments on A very bloggy birthday + a gift

    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Leanne. Thanks for your support over the years x

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  1. Lydia C. Lee
    May 1, 2015 at 6:44 am (2 years ago)

    Congrats on 2 years – and happy blogday to you.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Lydia. Thanks for your support over the years.

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  2. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    May 1, 2015 at 6:59 am (2 years ago)

    Happy bloggy birthday!! 2 sweet years were we’ve loved your honestly and open heart. Thank you for sharing. So glad you didn’t suffer full bloggy burn out last year and that you kept muddling through until you found your spunk again. Thanks for always being so giving and lovely xx PS – Love the earrings! They’re just my thing.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:40 am (2 years ago)

      Oh thank you so much for your kind words. You’re such a treasure. Thank you x

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  3. Bec @ The Plumbette
    May 1, 2015 at 7:05 am (2 years ago)

    Happy blogoversary Renee! What gorgeous jewellery to give away and a lovely way to honour your followers! Your blog is one of my faves and I’m blessed that blogging has made you a friend in real life. Keep communicating gorgeous. Not only do you have a great community you have fabulous talent to write what we all at one stage experience in motherhood. Xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Bec. You are too kind xxx

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  4. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    May 1, 2015 at 7:28 am (2 years ago)

    Oh Happy Birthday! You have shamed me into recalling that my blog turned two back in March and I completely forgot about it! (I do this a bit with my own Birthday too!)
    Love those jewels too! x

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    • Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side
      May 1, 2015 at 8:45 am (2 years ago)

      Ha ha Jody. Mine turned two a couple of weeks ago. I managed to bash out a FB post announcing it and that was about it! πŸ™‚ Happy Bloggiversary for March!

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      • Mummy, Wife, Me
        May 6, 2015 at 9:43 am (2 years ago)

        Thanks Bec and happy bloggiversary to you too!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:42 am (2 years ago)

      Lol! Easy to happen, Jody, when life gets busy πŸ™‚

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  5. Emily
    May 1, 2015 at 7:29 am (2 years ago)

    Congratulations! It feels like you’ve been blogging for much longer than that. In the good way. Love your bloggy world. x
    And what a lovely way to celebrate! Big smile on my face. This is such a lovely idea, and those earrings are GORGEOUS! Congrats to Andrea, Debbie and Annette.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:43 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Em. I know! It feels like I’ve been blogging for a lifetime x

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  6. Ingrid
    May 1, 2015 at 7:47 am (2 years ago)

    Happy 2nd Bloggiversary! What a lovely way to celebrate! I like the idea of your biggest supporters getting a prize rather than someone who just visits your blog specifically for a competition!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:44 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Ingrid. Yes, that was my way of thinking πŸ™‚

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  7. Jayne
    May 1, 2015 at 7:48 am (2 years ago)

    Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! Well done – so proud of you xx
    And love pink woods – my pineapple earrings (which u gave me) are awesome xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:45 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks darling. Thanks for being my number one supporter xx

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  8. Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side
    May 1, 2015 at 8:44 am (2 years ago)

    Happy Bloggiversary Renee! I’m so glad you didn’t throw in the towel. And those earrings look absolutely gorgeous.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:46 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Bec. Pink Woods has some gorgeous things.

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  9. Susan tyler
    May 1, 2015 at 9:17 am (2 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary to a wonderful blogger!!! we are all so much the better for your writing- thanks for sharing your thoughts, your family, your ups and downs with us- I love keeping up with the Wilsons all the way over here in sunny Texas!!!!!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Susan. Thank you for your love and support. I’m thrilled you enjoy the blog.

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  10. Amy @ HandbagMafia
    May 1, 2015 at 9:37 am (2 years ago)

    Happy blogoversary Renee! I’m glad you didn’t throw in the towel! And…what’s a scaflette?

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:48 am (2 years ago)

      Lol. It’s a crocheted mini scarf πŸ™‚

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  11. JodiGibson (@JFGibsonWriter)
    May 1, 2015 at 9:46 am (2 years ago)

    Happy bloggy birthday!!! And your words are all that I need. Here’s to many more words. x

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  12. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    May 1, 2015 at 10:31 am (2 years ago)

    I love reading your blog Ren, you keep it real, make me laugh and just know how to tug at those heart strings. Here’s to two more fabulous years. xxx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:49 am (2 years ago)

      Aww. Thanks Em. You’re such a sweetheart x

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  13. Deborah
    May 1, 2015 at 11:21 am (2 years ago)

    Happy anniversary! I’ve been going for 6 years and my readership is still very small. So – I can understand you sometimes think of throwing in the towel, as I do too… but I think it’s about remembering why we started and the joy it can (mostly) give us!

    xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

      Wow! Six years is very impressive. Good on you!

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  14. Tonia Zemek
    May 1, 2015 at 11:41 am (2 years ago)

    Happy 2nd blog birthday Renee. Love your blog and your generosity. Such a thoughtful gift for those gals – really lovely idea. Hope you’re going to be celebrating this weekend – you deserve it! x

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Tonia! And thanks for your support too xx

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  15. Neets
    May 1, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Has it bee 2 years already?? Congratulations and Happy Bloggy Birthday. Keep on being amazing. Your passion for blogging shines through xxx

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  16. Natalie @ Our Parallel Connection
    May 1, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats lovely Renee for your 2nd birthday.. still young enough to enjoy it too. It is very nerve racking hitting post the first time because you put yourself out there to be judged.. Enjoy your celebrations and I will celebrate too cause it is my birthday…. (but I am a little older than 2 – just add 40 first)

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

      Happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a fab day x

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  17. Kathy
    May 1, 2015 at 12:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats on the two year anniversary Renee – you should be so very proud of your blog and your community. That jewellery is just gorgeous too. X

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Kathy. Thank you for your never ending support x

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  18. Josefa @always Josefa
    May 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful post to celebrate turning two. May the words and the emotions flow for many more years to come and many more doors open into a world of creativity and growth. Blessings and love on a beautiful blogging milestone xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:54 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Josefa. I appreciate everything you’ve done to help support and guide me x

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  19. Sam Stone
    May 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary!

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  20. Andrea Phillips
    May 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Awoken at 5.14 by 3 year old, who of course goes back to bed and leaves me wide awake, so have a look at FB to find my favourite blogger has a wee pressie for me! (Saw the earrings at the start and drooled a little).
    So happy you found this for yourself. You don’t belittle anyone, rant or sensationalise, you write heartfelt words that endear you to us – sweet, funny and honest. Congratulations on your bloggiversary my friend! Xxxx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:57 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much!!! Thank you for your support and encouragement x

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  21. Lisa Wood
    May 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy Bloggy Birthday – what a great achievement.
    And those earrings are super sweet πŸ™‚

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  22. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    May 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy Blog Birthday to you! I know exactly what you mean about having to stop and rethink why you are doing this, we have all been there I think. And those earrings are just beautiful!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 9:58 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Malinda. I think every blogger must go through it at some stage πŸ™‚

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  23. Dannielle
    May 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy 2 years of blogging Renee, I’m so glad you didn’t stop otherwise I may never have found you and your beautiful blog. you make me smile every time I’m here or on your FB page. Hope you’re feeling better lovely.
    PS – Those earrings are just gorgeous! xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 10:00 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Dannielle! Thank you so much for your support. It was a highlight of my blogging journey meeting you earlier this year x

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  24. Tash @ Gift Grapevine
    May 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy bloggy birthday! Congrats on 2 years Renee – I’m so happy to have discovered your little corner of the interweb and love reading your posts. Enjoy the celebrations – hope you have your mix tape turned up to loud for a boogie around the house πŸ™‚

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 10:00 am (2 years ago)

      Woohoo! I sure have been loving that tape. Thanks for your support, Tash x

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  25. Michelle V
    May 2, 2015 at 6:50 am (2 years ago)

    Happy blog birthday sweetie xxxxx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 10:01 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Michelle! Thanks for being a long time reader xx

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  26. Sheridan Anne
    May 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy Bloggiversary!!! Wow, 2 years?! And many more to come.
    You’re amazing lady!

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  27. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    May 3, 2015 at 12:00 am (2 years ago)

    Happy bloggy birthday, Renee! You’re such a positive and supportive member of our gorgeous community xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 10:03 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Lisa. Thank you for your positivity and support also x

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  28. Zita
    May 3, 2015 at 9:04 am (2 years ago)

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!
    I have some Pink Woods earrings that I picked up at some markets a few years back! Gorgeous aren’t they. I like those wooden bird ones!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 10:04 am (2 years ago)

      Oh hooray, Zita! That’s awesome πŸ™‚

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  29. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    May 6, 2015 at 7:49 am (2 years ago)

    Happy belated bloggy birthday lovely!!! Sorry I would have commented earlier, but we were away for the weekend (it was my hubby’s birthday too!). I’m so excited for you. Two years is amazing. So, so happy that we get to read your gorgeous blog. Now I just can’t wait to meet you in person!!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      May 6, 2015 at 10:05 am (2 years ago)

      I know! It’s a shame I’m not going to Problogger. Oh well, there will be another time xx

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  30. Maxabella
    May 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Well done on 2 great years. It honestly feels like you have been around forever. I mean that in a good way!!! x

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