#WinningWeekends (5 Dec) 6

In the last fortnight it has suddenly become very wintery and to be honest it’s begining to look a lot like Christmas. Busy people everywhere and fake snow. We’ve been Christmas shopping online mostly, but I have been visiting market stalls as much as possible looking for craft ideas for gifts. My current plan involves buttons and string and glue and glitter. I also have a rather nice Kirstie Alsopp soap making kit I am going to use, but I am going to add chopped up loafer or natural sponge in the soap to make it exfoliating and a touch quirky. Do you have any great homemade gifts you are working on? View image |   Anyways, if you haven’t been over to #WinningWeekends before it is a competitions linky. A list of blog based, open to the UK, competitions. I started this linky as I like competitions and […]

Fundraising with TinyMe 1

You know I am doing that crazy skydive thingyamybob soon? Yes? Well I have come across a marvellous fundraising idea. TinyMe (who I’ve mentioned here before) are being very kind and saying they will donate 20% of sales mentioning Team Matilda Mae to the skydive JustGiving page. TinyMe is great for personalised labels for school uniform, gym bags, lunch bags, and even books and puzzles.

#MMraffle The big skydive fundraiser raffle 58

Alrighty then, here goes. If you are unaware I am doing a charity skydive in memory of Matilda Mae you must be a new reader here, so Hiya and welcome. I mention it quite often on Twitter and Facebook that I am trying hard to fundraise. Sadly my donations haven’t taken off yet, so I’m trying something else.   UPDATED – I have changed the donatition link in the Rafflecopter form to support Claire as I have reached the £400 I needed to reach. Sadly Claire hasn’t yet. All entries made via my donation page are still valid of course. The only change is where future donations end up. Also the lovely Lucy has a super-fast last minute raffle going on, same principal, make a small donation and you could win something. We are all working as a team to try to help each other raise money. A MAHOOOOSIVE charity raffle. […]

Winning Weekends (7 Feb) 6

Happy Friday compers and bloggers, Each Friday I post this for you to share lovely blog competitions you have found. Linky it up 😉 I don’t really have rules for this but this is for UK competitions please, and I would very much appreciate if you filled in the title (name) box like this: “25/2 win your favourite perfume – blogtitle” rather than “my friends awesomely named blog”. End dates are great because if it’s got a long date it might be worth adding to next weekends as well and it’s also good to know what the prize is before trying to win it. I will try to add a few competitions to the linky myself each week before it goes live. The linky opens each Friday, and used to close each Monday but I’m experimenting and leaving it open all week. #WinningWeekends means that bloggers can quickly link up […]

Winning Weekends

Well it’s in to it’s third week already. Please linky up some nice blog competitions below, they can be your own blog comps, or just ones you fancy sharing. I don’t really have rules for this but I would very much appreciate if you filled in the title (name) box like this: “12/12 Win your favourite sweets – blogname” rather than “my friends awesomely named blog”. I, as before, will try to add a few competitions to the linky myself. Hopefully when (if) this linky takes off properly it will mean that bloggers can quickly link up their posts, and maybe grab a badge to show support, and compers can find a few nice competitions they might have missed really simply. Even if you aren’t a “comper” as such, you might just fancy a quick entry on a few competitions if you are feeling lucky today. Go on, share the love […]

Winning Weekends 4

Welcome to my second #WinningWeekend linky. The idea is link up any blog competitions you may be running, and more people will see your competition and enter. It also means followers of Julie’s Notebook have a few chances to win each weekend! In fact I won two prizes from the competitions linked up last week.   The “rules” will be simple, linky up a competition from your own blog or a friends blog (and host a badge if you want to). That’s it! You don’t have to comment, you don’t even have to enter anyone else’s contests and competitions. Just linky up. Pretty please make sure you only linky up competitions/contests is open to the UK and will be open until Monday or later. If you have a competition that runs a few weeks, pop back next week if you like.

Big Night In Challenge

Good afternoon, I haven’t heard of Two little fleas before, but they certainly got my attention with this competition to win £750 of John Lewis vouchers. I have heard of Little Stuff though, so I’m in. The idea is to write a post about what you can spend £750 on to have the best “big night in”. As I don’t really do going out, I figured I’d have a go at this. Firstly, I need some housework doing…. I hit google and had a look at prices and it will cost about £150 to spring clean this place. And I want a BBQ as mine went to heaven (might have been via a scrap metal collectors van). This one at Argos seems ok, not too show off-ish but functional. Then I obviously need food and drinkies? We have a Sodastream so I would buy 3 more flavour mixes (at average […]

WIN ended – Various Raffle Prizes In Support Of #MMskydive 19

As I might have previously mentioned, I am skydiving in memory of Matilda with 8 other Mummies very soon. Matilda Mae was nine months old, I thought “cot death” only takes tiny newborns. Sadly that’s not true. If you are a new parent please please visit the LullabyTrust website and check out the advice bits. Information like this can save little lives. In an attempt to push up my online donations, and to help the Lullaby Trust as much as possible, I am going to raffle off items of my own. These are things I have bought, and items that I as a blogger, have been given for attending conferences or writing certain posts. Anything I can to increase the #MMskydive total with #TeamMatildaMae  as currently my page has the least donations. I’m not giving up though! I will be keeping my eyes peeled in shops for nice little prizes […]

How About an Online Raffle for #MMskydive ?

Righty, I am thinking of ways to help with the skydive sponsorship for the Team Matilda Mae jump and I have a cunning plan. I offered advertising space on MRB to small companies in return for donations to my just giving page, but I have not yet had any takers. (If you are a blogger, or a business and this sounds tempting there is a link explaining it all on my left sidebar along with the Skydive badge) I’ve had an idea… What I am thinking is I try to source a few prizes to giveaway on MRB and I do an online raffle. So companies could donate a prize and I would link to the company’s website from my blog, MRB readers could enter to win prizes by making a donation on my just giving page, or by TextGiving by texting “JSKY99 £1” to 70070. (The minimum donations that are set by […]

Send Me To Sydney?

French Connection are running a competition where you have to make a video using clips from their advertising campaigns.In the tweet below is my entry. The most shared entries will be chosen to win prizes, with the main prize being Sydney, but some of the runners up prizes are FC vouchers, which I wouldn’t say no to. To make it easier, under my tweet I’m including the links to Share via various social media sites. Pretty please, if you’re reading this please please share using one of those links? I made a film! Share it so I can win a trip to #Sydney with @fcuk #makeascene. via @po_st— Julie MRB (@JulieMRB) April 17, 2013 Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter   Share on G+  Share on Pinterest

Heads up, Big Competition on Lifeinabreakdown

  The lovely Sarah from Life in a breakdown blog is co-hosting a big blogger giveaway. It is being run across several blogs, with the main aim being to get new people to follow them on BlogLovin’.   The prizes are gift cards / gift codes for Etsy, Amazon, Paypal  and Target. The target prize isn’t open to the UK but the terms state you can have it as Paypal instead if you are in places like the UK where target doesn’t exist. This competition ends on 3rd April 2013. It is split into 4 different Rafflecopters, and if you followed every single blog and pintrest would take you hours, my advice just choose one blogger per rafflecopter group and follow them.There are thousands of entries but you’ve got to be in it to win it as they say. Good luck if you enter.