It’s our birthday! Win one of five birthday goodie bags! {ended}

We're three and we're giving away cool stuff to celebrate in our birthday giveaway

Wozers! Where did 2014 go? We think we blinked and almost missed it. Yet, somehow, so many huge shifts and changes occurred for us too.

Our biggest transformation was the renaming and rebranding of this space, saying goodbye to The Little Green House and welcoming the expansive energy of She Makes Magic into our lives.

Already, in just a few short months after making herself known to us, She Makes Magic has created an upheaval in our lives. She’s encouraging us to step up, to grow, question, heal and learn. We wait with awe to see what direction she takes us in next, both here online and in our own personal lives.

2015 is going to be HUGE. In February I am embarking on a campervanning trip around Australia, and Koren will come home from Spain to join me for the first month of the journey.

We can’t wait to be together again and see what happens when our creative energy crosses paths in the physical world. From past experience, we know that’s when the magic truly happens.

Already we have loads planned for you for next year. The most exciting development currently in the works is our new Kind-Hearted Beauties podcast series. We’re going to introduce you to some incredibly talented women who are out there living large and following their passion. We’ll ask them nitty gritty soulful questions about success, failure and chasing down your dreams. Our dream is that we can all take wisdom and inspirations from their stories.

And there’s loads of other projects a’brewing behind the scenes, too.

But before all this, let’s get 2015 off to a rocking start by giving away some awesomeness!!

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It’s our birthday

On a sweaty, humid New Years Day back in 2012, we hit publish on our very first blog post. Honestly, we didn’t really even know what a blog was back then or what we were doing. But we felt called to do it anyway. Three years on, we’re still here. And so are you.

Thank you.

Each year we run a giveaway to celebrate this very special milestone. We reckon this year’s giveaway is the best yet!

Shall we get this party started?

Win a birthday goodie bag

We’ve got five awesome-filled goodie bags to giveaway, packed full of soulful presents, Australian jewellery handmade from recycled materials, and even a beautiful meditation. Each bag includes:

arrow-rightA pack of our favourite loose leaf Byron Bay Chai.
arrow-rightOur most-favourite perfume – Vanillary from Lush Cosmetics – to make sure you kick off the new year smelling as awesome as 2015 is going to be.
arrow-rightA bottle of Heart Healing Elixir flower essences lovingly created by Nicole Mathieson of Open Heart Woman to get your heart open and calling in exactly what you want for 2015.


Goodie bag 1

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Prize pack 1 includes this stunning handmade necklace from talented Melbourne creative Glenda Tarle at gt gadabout. Glenda created this piece especially for our giveaway. Isn’t she a honey? It’s made from 100 per cent cotton recycled t-shirt yarn with brass tube heads and a chunky matte gold plated chain. It is gorgeous and, quite honestly, we wish we could keep this one for ourselves.

Also included is a cute little puppy pin by Dean Slockee, who runs his awesome iBurnThings biz from Melbourne. These brooches are made from repurposed vinyl records. Clever, huh?

Goodie bag 2

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Prize pack 2 contains this handcrafted necklace from Sam Gilkes at Jetta’s Nest, just outside of Brisbane, Queensland. This piece has been created using salvaged timber, and is hand illustrated and painted, making it one of a kind! Sam says: “By giving new life to discarded wood, I create a way of celebrating the life of the trees that surround us and provide us so much.” Love!

Plus this guy also includes a puppy pin too. Too cute!

Goodie bag 3

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Prize pack 3 includes a cheeky moustache pin created by Tamara at A Treasured Past, who hails from Bungendore in New South Wales. The handcrafted pin is made from a vintage stamp. Such a cute idea!

And yup, there’s a puppy pin in this prize pack too.

Goodie bag 4

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Prize pack 4 contains these delicate handmade sterling silver studs made by O bliss, also known as high school art teacher Maria, who lives on the Gold Coast. We love Maria’s jewellery because every piece is individually handcrafted from 100 per cent recycled sterling silver. And recycling is for legends, obviously.

And, of course, you get a puppy pin too.

Goodie bag 5

Open Heart Woman Heal Your Heart Medi

Prize pack 5 includes Open Heart Woman’s Heal Your Heart meditation. Set to beautiful earthy music, this soothing medi created by Nicole Mathieson guides you to reconnect with the messages of your heart, releasing any pain and fear to come out the other side lighter and freer. This is the meditation every woman needs in her meditation cocktail. Perfect to get 2015 off to a rocking start.

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How to enter

This giveaway has now ended. Thank you to all who entered. We had so much fun giving these gorgeous prize packs away.

Love Alana and Koren



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53 Responses to It’s our birthday! Win one of five birthday goodie bags! {ended}

  1. Jean Palmer-Holmes January 1, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    Happy new year to you & yours. Loads of love. Thanks for the completion opportunity.

    • Alana January 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

      Happy New Year Jean! Good luck in the giveaway x

  2. Kathleen January 1, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    I would be happy to win any of these amazing packages. I love what you stand for and the work you do. Wishing you lovely, magical spirits a terrific 2015!!

    • Alana January 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

      Thank you Kathleen, you’re beautiful. Happy New Year to you too, lovely xx

  3. Sarah January 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Wuhoo! Happy birthday beautiful ladies and Happy New Year. Wishing you an absolutely magical year. xx

    • Koren January 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

      Thanks, Sarah! We freakin’ love magic! Sending loads of 2015 magic your way, too. 🙂 xx

  4. ningaburra January 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    What a wonderful giveaway! I love your new path and nourishing ideas and look forward to your emails in 2015!! I am already on your mailing list!

    • Koren January 1, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

      Oh! Extra big hugs to you for already being part of our tribe, lovely! Hope your 2015 is magnificent! xx

  5. Lisa January 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    Happy New Year to all! What a wonderful set of prizes to start a wonderful new year…

    • Koren January 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

      Happy New Year right back atcha, Lisa! And yes, we’re pretty stoked that so many wonderful souls have contributed their beautiful work to our giveaway, though we reeeally would like to keep everything for ourselves … 😉

  6. Maureen January 1, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    What a generous and beautiful giveaway – can’t wait to read your e-book. Thank you.

    • Koren January 1, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

      Thanks, Maureen. Hope the eBook helps gets your 2015 off to a shiny, magical start. 🙂 xx

  7. Jennifer Snyder Duncan January 2, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    Happy New year! Good Luck to all on the giveway.

    • Alana January 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

      Happy New Year to you too Jennifer! xxxx

  8. Kirsty @ The Natural Foodie January 2, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Happy birthday! Congratulations on your milestone and all of your achievements for 2014. It looks like 2015 is going to be huge for you both. After your post on setting intentions I started a journal and started the new year with a tarot spread. It looks like I’m set for some changes and growth in 2015 as well, and I’m very much looking forward to it! Peace x

    • Alana January 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

      Happy new year Kirsty! This comment has made my heart burst open. To know that our video inspired you to start a journal makes me want to jump around the room and do a happy dance. Journalling has absolutely, hands down changed my life (and I know it has changed Koren’s too). Will you keep us posted on how you’re going with it? Bring on 2015 awesomeness. Mwah! xx

      • Kirsty @ The Natural Foodie January 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

        I would love to keep you posted. I’ve tried to keep journals in the past but never managed to keep them for long. I’m aiming to change that this year. Do you have any tips or advice for maintaining a journal, and even what to write about?

      • Alana January 3, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

        I totally understand Kirsty. I’ve kept journals since I was 15 and have always enjoyed writing in them, but there have been moments (sometimes years) where I have neglected them. These last couple of years, journalling has become a daily ritual for me as a way to make clear my crazy thoughts, to understand who I am, to understand my limiting beliefs and negative thoughts, and it’s also helped me with creative ideas for this space. I love the idea of ‘devoting’ to journalling every day, aiming to write at least three pages, non-stop. Not thinking, not analysing, just letting my hand move across the page. Even if I have nothing to write I just write “I have nothing to write” over and over again and eventually something comes out. It’s often how I have tapped into some of pretty ground-breaking realisations.
        If you need a little more structure, Koren has used the book “The Artist’s Way” which I believe has helped her with journalling, though I cannot speak for it myself.
        You might also like this freebie by one of my favourite writers, Rachel Macdonald at In Spaces Between. She has 60 journal prompts to help with this very question.
        I hope this helps xx

      • Kirsty @ The Natural Foodie January 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

        Thanks so much Alana – I’ll definitely check this out. I also came across your post for Journaling under ‘8 Ways to be Kind to Yourself’ which was very useful! Can’t wait to get stuck into it. I’m loving your website lately – very inspiring! xx

      • Alana January 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

        Haha oh yes of course! Sorry I didn’t direct you to that post, so glad you found it. Ahhhhhh, it makes both of us glow to hear you’re feeling inspired from this space. Love to you xx

  9. Tenille January 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    Happy New Year!!! Love what you girls do! I would love to win goodie bag one, they all look great though. My wish for this year is to be happy and healthy and for those around me to be happy and healthy xx

    • Alana January 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      Happy New Year to you too Ten! Goodie bag one is a beauty isn’t it? Thank you for your ongoing support for our blog over the past few years. You’re a gem. xxx

  10. Victoria S. January 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    Oh wow, this is wonderful! A very happy new year and birthday to you! I think #4 is my favorite, but they’re all so great!

    • Alana January 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      Thanks so much Victoria. And a Happy New Year to you as well. Good luck in the giveaway xx

  11. nfedesign January 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    how awesome – great packs and I do love that necklace on pack one 🙂 🙂 plus the puppy pin – cute as!

    • Alana January 3, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      How cute are the puppy pins? We LOVE them. Good luck in the giveaway Renee. xx

  12. Robyn B | Modern Day Missus January 2, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    Oh that trip sounds so exciting and congratulations on the new name. Can’t wait to hear about everything from the road.

    Happy 2015!

    Rob xx

    • Alana January 3, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Thanks Robyn and thank you so much for all your support too. One of the great things about blogging is the inspiring women, like you, that we have met and become friends with. Happy New Year, lovely xx

  13. Cindy A. January 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    Is the giveaway open to US residents? If so, I would love to win goodie bag #4. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    • Alana January 3, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Hi Cindy. It sure is open to US residents. Good luck, lovely xx

      • Cindy A. January 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

        Woo-hoo! Thank you. 🙂

  14. Sylv January 4, 2015 at 8:26 am #

    Happy birthday and a magical new year ahead… Seriously, what took me so long to have a peek at your Blog? You Ladies are adorable! xxx

    • Alana January 4, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

      Welcome Sylv! It’s AWESOME to have you join us. Happy New Year to you, lovely. I feel there’s magic in the air for all of us xx

  15. Jeannine Barrett January 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    Happy Birthday and Happy New Year too. Thanks for the opportunity to enter such a lovely competition

    • Alana January 8, 2015 at 8:58 am #

      Hello lovely! And thank YOU for being here and joining in on the competition. Good luck x

  16. Sharyn January 8, 2015 at 5:56 am #

    Hsappy New Year! I look forward to hearing about your trip Alana once you are on the road! What an awesome giveaway! Keep my handmade recycled sterling silver jewellery in mind for future giveaways

    • Alana January 8, 2015 at 8:59 am #

      Happy New Year to you too lovely Sharyn! What a pleasure it was to meet you last year and looking forward to seeing you at Susana’s event next weekend. What a generous offer and we will most definitely keep you in mind for our next giveaway. xx

  17. Barbara January 8, 2015 at 10:34 pm #

    I would love to win Goodie Bag #3. Ip my big goal for 2015 is to complete a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training!

    • Alana January 8, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

      That moustache pin is too cute, isn’t it? Good luck Barbara. Wow, 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training! Incredible. xx

  18. Deanna January 8, 2015 at 11:12 pm #

    Pack five would be awesome..I’m a mum of eight and 2015 is going to be the year I look after myself a little better. My liitlest starts her school journey and her mum will start her road to self discovery.

    • Alana January 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

      Oh the meditation will be absolutely perfect for you then, Deanna. Love your resolution. Self-love all the way. Good luck! xx

  19. Sarah January 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Happy birthday! I have just stumbled across your blog and spent the last good while devouring everything on your site….LOVE LOVE LOVE! x

    • Alana January 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

      Sarah! You have just made my Sunday afternoon. Thank you! Heart beaming right now. 🙂 Happy New Year to you. How are things going with the baby? Are you there yet? x

  20. Shelly January 11, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Fun idea to offer these unique gifts. I love the O Bliss sterling silver studs! So cute and even better they were handmade. Have an amazing year! Love following you.

    • Alana January 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      Hi Shelly, thanks so much for your kind words! Those studs are gorgeous aren’t they? The more I look at them, the more I fall in love with them. Good luck in the giveaway x

  21. Sam January 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    Congratulations on the birthday of your blog. My goal for this year is to move and hopefully make this a regular part of my life. It was hard to choose but if I were to win I think I would like #5 the meditation. Look forward to reading more of your blog. 🙂

    • Alana January 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

      Hi Sam! The meditation is golden. You will absolutely love it. Where are you moving to? Sounds very exciting! Good luck in the giveaway xx

      • Sam January 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

        Hi Alana, I have recently moved house but I my goal is to move my body! 🙂 I used to have a regular yoga practice, be more active and generally nourish myself better so hoping to develop these again. xx

      • Alana January 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

        I love that Sam! I’m working towards the same thing. One of our other tribe members commented a while back and got me onto “yoga with adriene” youtube videos. Have you heard of these? She has a great 20 min beginners vid which I’ve been doing each day and really am enjoying! I’m also seeing my strength improve. I don’t like going to yoga classes because even the beginners classes are too hard for me. So these videos are great for me as I can do them at home, in my own space and they are very gentle. Definitely worth a look if you’re just starting out. She also has many other great videos (if you’re more advanced) and she’s even doing a ’30 days of yoga’ series at the moment too. x

  22. Jess January 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    I would love to win meditations from Nicole- she is amazing- she has changed my life xo

    • Alana January 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

      Mine too Jess! Nicole is incredible. Good luck, love. x

  23. Jess January 13, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    Feel so magical reading your blog and being apart of your life! Xoxoxo love madly! Jess

    • Alana January 13, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

      Same same same!!!! Love you gal-friend!!! xxxxxxxxxxxx