Yay! A 500k Giveaway!

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I’m sure I’m not alone when I say how much I love using Pinterest, right? For me, it’s not just a form of social media (though it is easily one of my favourites!) – it’s a great way to get creative, feel inspired and share ideas. I can happily spend time pinning photos I’ve taken, sharing blog posts and discovering everything from interiors to recipes – and beyond! We even started a board when we bought our new home, and still add ideas to it regularly.

Not long after joining in the fun on Pinterest, I started to see an increase in follower numbers. Even though I believe that interaction and quality content are the most important parts of growing your blog or brand online, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t just a tiny bit jazzed about this increase. I’m truly grateful for every read, view, click and follow that I get, whether it’s here or across social media – you guys are seriously awesome! I wanted to do something special to mark hitting 500,000 followers over on Pinterest, so thought it was high time I hosted a blog giveaway to say a HUGEΒ thank you!

Today, I’m happy to launch my Yay! 500k Giveaway!

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Ever since I started blogging, a huge part of what really gets me feeling inspired is discovering amazing independent businesses and sharing them with you. So, for this giveaway, I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Ginger Pickle online boutique to bring you a bag jam-packed full of goodies!

Ginger Pickle stock a gorgeous range of handmade gifts and accessories, all by British creatives and made with love. As well as stocking their own-brand pieces, you can expect pieces by some of my favourite indie designers, like Crown And Glory, Ladybird Likes and Kate Rowland. I’ve hand-picked a selection of items that I genuinely want for myself, and that all make me smile. I can’t wait to give them to one of you…

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The prize:Β 

A dino-tastic pink laser-cut triceratops necklace by Designosaur. Rawr!

An adorable wooden koala bear brooch by Ginger Pickle (I think it’ll look great on a denim jacket!)

A turquoise chevron Moleskine notebook by Finest Imaginary – perfect for scribbling down ideas, plans and to-do lists

I couldn’t host a giveaway without some ace hair candy – so you’ll bag a gold glitter bow by Crown and Glory

Three mini-prints by Ginger Pickle featuring positive and inspirational quotes

A friendship card that was just made for popping in the post to your BFF as a sweet snail mail surprise

All of these goodies will come in a soft canvas Be Cheerful tote by Alphabet Bags

The rules: To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do leave a comment below – be sure to include yourΒ email address so that I know how to contact you! I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday at 6pm, and the contest will run from now until then. If you think your girl gang might like the sound of these prizes, feel free to spread the word on Twitter! This giveaway is open to UK entrants only this time (but I will look at the logistics of an international contest next time).

There’s a really great mix of items by Ginger Pickle and the designers that they stock – maybe you’ll even discover a new-to-you brand that you’ll want to see more from! Don’t forget you can keep up to date with the latest Ginger Pickle news on Facebook.

Sound good? I almost want to enter myself!

Good luck everyone and if you haven’t joined me over on Pinterest yet, come say hi!

Feeling inspired and grateful,




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  1. Ceri Boyd

    Love your blog, and what a fab giveaway! Love the tote bag πŸ™‚

    Ceri x

  2. Nicola Fulton

    Hi Lynsay
    What an excellent and unique prize. I am loving it. I will need to check out Ginger Pickle’s Facebook page for more loveliness.
    Thank you for switching me onto so many ideas and places. Your blog is so inspirational.
    Nicola x


    Love your blog. I too am a pintrest addict! x

  4. Toria Heath

    I LOVE the prizes! and I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog πŸ™‚
    You have great style and i love seeing what you do with it!

  5. last year's girl

    Would you believe I don’t have a gold glitter hair bow yet? It’s fate! x

  6. Jo Astles

    My name is Jo and I’m a pinterest addict!
    Fab giveaway! x

  7. Jordanne lee

    Amazing prizes
    Absolutely love reading all your posts!


  8. Katie

    Hi Lynsay,
    I LOVE your blog – congrats on getting 5,000 followers on Pinterest, too. Fab giveaway – the koala brooch is too cute!
    Have seen you walking around Finnieston but didn’t want to intrude on your day. You look just as gorgeous in real life as you do in your blog.
    Love and koalas

    1. Lynsay

      Congratulations, Katie! You are the winner of my giveaway!

      I’ll be in touch by email this week and we can arrange getting your prize off to you in the post! YAY! xx

  9. Rach

    Ooh! I love the look of all of it! Well done on hitting 500k, my lovely! πŸ˜€

    Rach xxx

  10. Nicola

    I love love love that tote bag!

  11. stompie

    Love ya blog and am massively pinning cactus at the mo
    Keep up the good stuff

  12. Cole

    I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at your pictures! Love that bag and dinosaur necklace!

  13. Gill

    I’m a new(-ish!) follower of your blog, hello! A very colourful and inspiring gal, keep up the sparkly work! Anything that involves colourful dinosaurs and giabtbglitter bows is a winner in my book!

  14. Elise

    That’s an amazing milestone, congrats! I have a friend who would love that dino necklace, I’m off to check out the shop… πŸ™‚


  15. Alana

    Congrats on 500k! What an achievement! That glittery bow is a-calling my name πŸ˜‰



  16. Claireabellemakes

    Super congrats on your Pinterest success! Have just followed – I love finding new people to follow on there.

    Great giveaway too, Ginger Pickle are awesome πŸ™‚ Claireabellemakes@gmail.com x

  17. Emma Lloyd

    Congratulations and keep up the good work!
    Emma xx emma.lloyd@gmail.com

  18. Anita Casu

    Huge congratulations to you! I think you’ve got fantastic style! x


  19. Alison West

    Congrats on 500K! πŸ™‚ Fab prizes, I have lots of C&G bows but nor a gold one!!! xx

  20. kara critchlow

    Pintrest is my favourite social media site too. .
    glad its given you so ncuh joy.

  21. Dina

    Wow well done on the 500k!! Lovely giveaway just love all those brands

  22. Emily Warwick

    Congrats on such a milestone! onwards and upwards from here!! πŸ™‚ x



  23. Jenny wren

    Awesome giveaway, we all need to be removed need to be cheerful at some point. I am now following you on Pinterest for ongoing inspiration


  24. Jenny wren

    Awesome giveaway, we all need to be reminded to keep being cheerful at some point. I am now following you on Pinterest for ongoing inspiration


  25. Hannah Grimwade

    Hooray! What an awesome giveaway


  26. Emma

    Wow what a fantastic giveaway. Love your blog.

  27. Rebecca Winsdale-floyd

    You’re blog is like a sunny morning, full of wonderful promise well done on reaching that many people.!!
    All the best,

  28. Lauren

    Love the glitter bow. Definitely need one of them this summer!

  29. Jade

    Major congrats on the 500k follower mark on Pinterest, that’s amazing! So happy to be a part of the giveaway thank you very much it looks great!

    Jade (Ginger Pickle) xxx

  30. Hannah Adams

    Congratulations on hitting 500K! Love your giveaway picks you’ve got such great taste!



    Hannah xx

  31. Juliet

    Woop, go girl! I’m currently in the middle of a (STRESSFUL) house buying process, and pinning dreamy interiors is helping to keep me sane. x

  32. Jo

    Congratulations on 500k!!! I love that triceratops necklace, so cute!

  33. Gill: Eyelinerflicks

    500K?!!! WOW.
    Well done! How exciting. Popping over to pinterest right now to follow you πŸ˜€
    GillianΒ  xxΒ  EyelinerFlicks

  34. Claire Barber

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Showed me some lovely new companies, Thankyou! Well done on your huge flying too <3



  35. Donna

    Congrats on 500k, that’s amazing! πŸ™‚ Fab giveaway, adore every item and would love to win

  36. Sarah Milano

    Congrats on the 500k! I love pinterest but am a bit of a secret squirrel about it, I’ll be seeking you out though. I’d love to enter – owlflowers at gmail dot com

  37. Laura Viola

    Wow what an awesome giveaway! Loving the dinosaur necklace and gorgeous koala…not to mention the C&G bow.
    Good luck everyone xx

    1. Laura Viola


  38. Jade Boylan

    so super cute and WELL DONE on 500K followers! that is magical AWESOMENESS ^_^ xX

  39. Betty

    Well done on 500k, I especially LOVE the designosaur necklace. It’s absolutely AMAZING!!!

  40. Kirstie Gilleade

    This is an amazing giveaway the brooch is so nice as well as everything else πŸ˜€

  41. Amy Jo McLellan


    I love this giveaway – especially the tote bag. I’ve never bought anything from Ginger Pickle before but I think I might just have to now. Lovely bundle of stuff πŸ™‚

  42. Roxy

    Well done on getting to 500k! This giveaway is immense! πŸ˜€ (plus my best friend would LOVE the dinosaur necklace ^.^)

  43. Shirley Evans

    love the gold glitter bow

  44. iain maciver

    fandabidozy giveaway

  45. Rachel Lawrence

    I thought I had read that wrong at first but WOW 500k followers?! Go you! What an amazing achievement. Also addicted to Pinterest here! It is easy to get lost looking at new ideas, pretty pictures and beautiful products. I am totally hooked!

    I love all the items in this giveaway especially the designosaur necklace

  46. Leanne Baird

    Lovely giveaway so kind of you , I would love this stuff x thanks well done on all your followers keep up the awesome work x

  47. Ella Matilda

    Woweee! Congratulations! What an awesome giveaway πŸ™‚ x

  48. NicolaHA

    My office needs brightening up with me in a glittery bow!!!

  49. holly king

    Great prize and great page x

  50. Connie C

    Love your blog! X

  51. michelle banks

    FANTASTIC X fingers crossed x great blog x

  52. Ruth Harwood

    Awesome blog, thanks, πŸ™‚

  53. Linsdey C

    Great blog and love Ginger Pickle. Thanks

  54. Bekki Woolnough

    Ooh how lovely… Count me in gorgeous prize πŸ˜€ x

  55. Sheri Darby

    What a brilliant prize

  56. Lisa

    Cor, I’d love to win this! My email is in the comment form, but in case that doesn’t come through for some reason I’m @catgirlspeaks on Twitter and Instagram if I’m lucky enough to win.

  57. Rhiannon

    LoveLoveLove <3

  58. Laura Pritchard

    Well done for hitting 500,000 followers over on Pinterest!

  59. Alice Fella

    Congrats on reaching such an amazing milestone! Let’s face it; who doesn’t want to see glitter, dinosaurs and general awesomeness all over their day?

  60. Roz

    Yay! 500k indeed! Well done you πŸ™‚ And I adore the prizes, especially the dinosaur necklace xx

  61. Miss Tracy Hanson

    A well-deserved 500k. Congratulations. I love the fact that you choose to celebrate it by running such a lovely competition too. Thanks for the chance, and I wish everyone else the very best of luck too.

  62. Bernice evershed

    Congratulations on such an amazing milestone, totally love your blog, amazing prize!! Xx

  63. Elaine Williams

    Well done and what a great prize

  64. Sarah

    How lovely! I can lose hours looking at Pinterest! My email is sjgroom1@gmail.com if I am lucky enough to win

  65. Holly Harmsworth

    great giveaway πŸ™‚

  66. Lisa stewart

    Love your blog and what a fantastic giveaway, who wouldn’t love to win all of this! X

  67. Hayley

    What a lovely prize! I too love Pinterest! Here’s to the next 500k πŸ™‚

  68. Ellen Murray

    Hay 5000 likes congratulations fabulous prize good luck to you in the future love your blog Interests Liked and shared

  69. Cheryl Kean

    wow beautiful!! many thanks for the chance to win x

  70. erica jean

    super proud of you boo! x

  71. Kylie Goldsmith

    Thank you for introducing me to ginger pickle, think i may be spending a fortune this evening πŸ™‚

  72. Steph

    Ooh what an ace giveaway and congratulations on reaching 500k on Pinterest – I have to severely limit my time on Pinterest otherwise I have whiled away an hour before I know it. πŸ™‚

  73. Rachael

    Oh my goodness I love those cards! (Oh and congrats on the big Pinterest milestone!)

  74. Hazel Hulson

    Awesome blog fantastic giveaway super lovely selection of prizes thankyou for the chance to win.

  75. chloe brill

    Great comp

  76. Natalie Richardson

    Wow 500k! Congrats! Lovely blog too xxx

  77. Alison Jolliffe

    I love snail mail surprises πŸ™‚ Makes a nice change from bills! Great blog πŸ™‚ x

  78. Iona Blog

    Congrats on the Pinterest milestone lady! What a beaut bundle of goodies 😍

  79. Hannah Ingham

    Lovely giveaway! πŸ™‚


  80. Ingrid W

    Congratulations on reaching 500K!

  81. Victoria Prince

    Great blog, and what a fantastic selection of goodies!

    Email – thebouncyfrog[at]gmail[dot]com

  82. Cristina

    Love your blog and style, the giveaway prize looks awesome!
    Email: cristinacowan@hotmail.com

  83. Emma Wolski

    Great prize!!! Awesome blog!

  84. Donna Caldwell

    Loving your blog and congrats on 500k well done

  85. Jackiej

    Lovely prize. So unusual x

  86. Angela Kelly

    What a great giveaway, thank you! natterjacktoad79@yahoo.co.uk

  87. mike brees

    great prize

  88. Catriona Gold

    I love the necklace!

  89. Joanne Welsh

    Amazing prize! My fingers and toes are crossed!


  90. Laura Lee

    Love your blog, and great prize. Fingers crossed πŸ™‚ xx

  91. lindsay chadburn

    fab blog, fab prizes amazing!!!

  92. Harriet Higgs

    A lovely giveaway xxx

  93. helen newton

    Love your Blog and what a fab prizes!!! β™₯β™₯ Fingers Crossed β™₯β™₯

  94. janine atkin

    id love this, especially the dinosuar necklace

  95. audrey spratt

    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize! <3 πŸ™‚

  96. Hayley Todd

    Huge congratulations on your Pinterest milestone! I follow you over on Pinterest! Thank you so much for this fabulous opportunity to win this amazing prize!

  97. Charmaine

    Well done on reaching 500k followers!! Thanks for offering this lovely prize

  98. Keith Hunt

    Looks like a great fun prize for my teen.

  99. Rosie

    Congrats on your 500k! I’ve been resisting Pinterest for a while as I’m sure it’ll eat up all my time but I think I might have to cave in! ✨ I’m obsessed with your blog, as a Glasgow newbie (1 week and counting!) it’s my go-to place for advice and tips on what to do in my new hometown πŸ’• Great selection of prizes, it’s a lucky gal who wins 😘 xx

  100. Lorraine mabbitt

    Looks like great prizes fingers crossedx

  101. Clare

    Happy 500K – and thank you for switching me on to so many awesome brands. Off to browse them now πŸ˜€ x

  102. Charlotte Beardwell

    Love your Pintrest! Congrats! Love you xxx


  103. Sammi

    Lovely giveaway! I adore that necklace!! And congratulations on 500k!!

    Twitter: @SammiLMcS

  104. Christina Rahman

    I need to BE CAREFUL because I have a 7 year old Ginger Pickle fan fighting me over winning this FAB prize!


  105. emma kinsey

    would love to win xx kinseyemma@yahoo.com

  106. Claire Ward



  107. Pauline Black

    Fab blog! And a fab giveaway!

  108. lesley doodnath

    wow fabulous πŸ™‚ keep up the great work

  109. Julie Spence

    Your pins are always my fave! Winning this comp would take my weekend from lame to awesome! X

  110. Jan Packer

    What a fab prize, everything looks fab xx

  111. Linda Guest

    Lovely Ginger Pickle items. I would be so happy with a ‘Be Cheerful’ bag to take to work every day

  112. Boo Oatham

    Lovely blog and lots of quirky stuff in your prize package, thanks for offering it.

  113. Tamsin Dean

    Fantastic, it looks ace

  114. Gemma Langley

    Awesome prizes, great blog. Thanks for all of the time and effort you put in x

  115. mellanie forster

    would be a fantastic prize to win ,fingers crossed x

  116. Colette Sheeran

    Congratulations on 500k. Great blog. Great prize.

  117. Jennifer cairns

    Great prize 500k

  118. Wes McIntosh

    Nice prize!

  119. melissa hall

    Oh my! What a fabulous prize <3
    I'd love to win! I need a treat as a new mammy.
    Good luck everyone.
    I'm a new follower btw, only just found your blog…but I'm glad I did!

  120. Vickie Jackson

    Fantabulous prize…. Who doesn’t love pretties to go in their hair!

  121. Georgie Conrad

    I haven’t come across you on Pinterest I’m heading over there now! It’s going to be as worryingly addictive as Instagram so game over for any work getting done today!! Congrats on the 500,000 πŸ™‚

  122. Lorna

    Congrats on 500k followers!
    Wow, this giveaway has such dreamy prizes – I need that koala brooch in my life! haha and Ginger Pickle has the best prints! my email is girlinalbion@hotmail.com : )

  123. Georg Varney

    I love your blog so much, and love seeing what you post on Pinterest. I can’t get off it myself. This giveaway looks so cute!

  124. Sian Adams

    Amazing giveaway, the brooch is so cute! As for Pinterest I am a bit of an addict too! πŸ™‚


  125. Tracey Wise

    Fantastic blog, love your Instagram account too. Glad to follow you.

  126. Tracey Wise

    Great blog, great Instagram too. Glad I followed you on it!

  127. Lynsay

    Thanks everyone for entering! The giveaway is now CLOSED! I’ll be picking a winner and announcing it very soon – good luck, you guys! xx

  128. Lynsay

    The winner is…lucky number 8! Katie has won the giveaway – hooray!

    Thank you everybody for taking part in my #Yay500kGiveaway

    I’ll be organising more fun contests in the future so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! xx

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