Thursday, 30 October 2014

She Wears Burgundy Turns ONE! (Birthday Giveaway!)

It's hard for me to believe, but my little corner of the internet turns one today!!

One year ago I took my stored-up stories and reviews and put them out into the world to share with anyone who wanted to read them. My passion for blogging finally becamse a reality after months of reading others, ,and over the last twelve months I have tried to find my own voice in this busy blogging world.

It's not been easy! I've had months with very few posts, and months where I managed to write something every other day. Some weeks, I just take a step away, and other I spend hour after hour poring over Bloglovin' and Twitter for new posts to devour, and for new nuggets of inspiration!

Despite my ups and downs with blogging (a subject which I hope to write about in the near future) I still love it. My favourite part is just the ability to share things I enjoy or feel passionate about, be it mental health, a delicious recipe, or even just a great new bathbomb that made my weekend that much better! I love to share stories, to offer advice and potentially introduce a reader to something new.

For me, it's not about numbers - I'm not in competition with other bloggers. I want people to enjoy reading what I love to write about, and I'd rather not write something I'm unhappy with just to fit in. I'm proud of each and every post I've written - and every comment, follow, share and 'like' my posts receive just sends me to the moon and back. Even if my post gets one person thinking; if it affects someone's day in a positive way, or if they discover something that excites them too - that means so much. Even though I don't reply to every single one, I read all your comments too.

So THANK YOU to everyone; the followers, the commenters, the silent readers; friends and family who put up with my incessant photography, bloggers who offer me advice, and anyone who bothers to read just one post.

To say thank you properly, I'm holding my first ever giveaway!

It's just a little present from me to you to say thank you for reading my ramblings, and for keeping me going.

As many of you know, I'm incredibly keen on the importance of showing yourself a bit of love. We're all to hard on ourselves, and life can be tough - so I've put together a little care package to make sure you take some time to treat yourself!

One of you lucky folks will receive a little relaxation kit, including some treats to soothe your soul; some are for your bath, some are for your skin and body, and some are for your tastebuds! And all of them are favourites of mine.

I won't give things away, as I want it to be a surprise, but all of these items are, for me, the perfect kit for a relaxing night in. I hope the lucky winner loves it all as much as I do! I will say it's only small, so please don't expect luxury items...but I think it's perfect.

All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I'll announce a winner and will get in touch on Thursday 13th November - that gives you two whole weeks to enter!

Unfortunately, this giveaway is for readers in the United Kingdom only, so I will be unable to send it to you if you're outside of the UK - sorry!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

As for the future...I'm not sure where SWB will go - who knows what will happen! I can only hope that I continue to stay inspired and creative...and that somewhere out there, someone will still want to read my random ramblings. I can't wait to see the opportunities that SWB brings my way!

Good Luck! 


  1. Ahhh happy blog birthday!! :)
    To relax, I love a nice bubble bath and a good book (a few chocolates and a cup of tea don't hurt either...)
    Daniela xo danielascribbles ♥
    Twitter: danielascribbs
    PS. I'm also holding giveaway up on my blog if you wanted to check it out? - giveaway ♥

  2. YAY Congratulations!!! :D

    I love relaxing in bed with clean new bedsheets, comfy PJs, a hot cup of tea and a fab book or a documentary on Netflix xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  3. Happy birthday!
    I like to put on a facepack and soak in the bath with a good book and a cup of tea :)

  4. Congratulations :)

    My favourite way to relax is snuggly bed sox, hot chocolate and some lovely smelling candles .. I am such a cliche!

    Chloe x

  5. Congratulations!! One year is a great achievement :) I'm not going to be back in England till Christmas so probably shouldn't enter this competition, but it's a lovely idea!
    Imogen // imogenscribbles

  6. Congratulations and happy Birthday She Wears Burgundy! I am at the very start of my blogging journey, loving it but it does feel like I am on a quest and have a loooong way to go! I love to relax in comfy PJ's with a big duvet and a book, after a hot bubble bath. Preferably with a mug of hot chocolate!
    Isabella x

  7. Congratulations She Wears Burgundy...I have really enjoyed reading you blogs and intend to make your toffee Vodka cakes. I love to snuggle up with my special soft, furry cover, some sherry and nutty chocolate!
    Aunt Liz xxxx

  8. I like to read, that relaxs me

  9. Congratulations on turning one - not you, your blog obvs ;) really pleased I got to meet you and came across your blog that way as I can hear your voice as I read your posts xx

    I love relaxing in the bath with my candles lit with a Lush bath bomb on the go :)

    Along Came Kelly x

  10. Happy blogging birthday! Like Kelly I love that can put a face to your posts.

    I'm all for a bath, book and tea to relax although I have to admit a few rounds on the Playstation is equally stress relieving for me!

  11. Congratulations! I loved your TacklingAnxiety post! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  12. Long hot bath with Blue Skies from Lush and a browse on Bloglovin :)