It’s our fourth birthday! Win a pack of handmade and natural goodies to celebrate! {ENDED}

Fourth birthday giveaway

Happy freaking New Year, lovely.

January 1 is always a mighty special day for us. A new year dawns bright and shiny with the promise of new adventures ahead.

And we celebrate the birthday of She Makes Magic, and all the challenges, growth and connection she has brought into our lives.

It was on a sweaty, humid New Years Day back in 2012 that 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. Four years on, we’re still here. And so are you.

Thank you.


The past year has been one of our wildest rides yet – and it feels like we’ve achieved so much…

+ We spent the month of March travelling around the little Australian island of Tasmania together in Walter the Campervan, where we hatched the idea for a new podcast series.

+ In May, we finally unveiled our shiny new podcast series to the world, and were thrilled to bits when it instantly went to the top of iTunes’ New and Noteworthy section.

+ We interviewed each other for the podcast series, delving deep into our own stories of transformation and growth for the very first time. (Koren’s is here, Alana’s here.)

+ We watched as our little tribe quadrupled in size. Wow! A big warm welcome to all you lovely new folk.

+ We were featured in three (three!) magazines: Raspberry Magazine’s issue seven, Peppermint Magazine’s summer issue 28, and The Goddess Sisterhood’s second edition.

+ Alana took off on a solo soul journey, circumnavigating Australia in Walter the Campervan, all alone. After 10 months, 30,000kms, $6000 in fuel, 7 states, 1 territory, two breakdowns, a million tears and twice as many belly laughs, she finally made it home. (See incredible photos from the trip at #avannamedwalter.)

+ Koren chalked up her third year living abroad in sunny Spain, supported entirely by her freelance writing. Her work appeared in a bunch of rad publications, like frankie, Peppermint, Smith Journal, SBS Food, and The Guardian Australia – and she started helping other bloggers, too. She gallivanted to places like Finland, Estonia, Germany, Croatia, Turkey, Greece and Italy. And, just maybe, her Spanish improved a little.

And, in December, we both came home to South Australia for a few brief weeks together before heading off on new adventures interstate and abroad.

Alana and Koren

Through it all, we were constantly buoyed by the countless emails and incredibly kind words of support from you beautiful people.

Here’s just a few of our faves…

+ “I ran a bath and surrendered to your voices. As a new business owner, I really needed to hear this. It’s amazing how the universe gives you what you need.” – Toni.

+ “I love the podcast. I tune in religiously and the interview Koren did with you (Alana) was filled with all sorts of epic lightbulb moments. So many of my clients think they need to have it all figured out now and I just love that you are in it. You are in the thick of the journey and that is ok. It’s more than ok … it’s perfect!” – Katie Dean, Your Wild Life.

+ “I’m currently struggling through a very transitional stage and love hearing successful real women tell honest stories! Exactly what I needed.” – Tockereve.

+ “Each time I hear a new amazing story + interview, I get a little bit more motivated and enthusiastic about chasing my own dreams. I’ve put in a request at work to drop down to a nine-day fortnight so I can focus on my passion goals (baby steps, I know, but it’s a start!) and it’s all thanks to the inspiration of all the wonderful women you have been featuring (as well as yourselves).” – Kirsty.

+ “I wanted to send you both a little fangirl email to say how much I’m loving your podcast series – the interview with Lauren Singer in particular! I’ve listened to it countless times and have devoured her blog. I’m feeling so inspired (and my husband is tolerating it much better than I expected).” – Kylie.

+ “This particular episode has finally given me the push I have been waiting for. I have a message. I want to share it. No more being scared, no more playing small. Someone is waiting for me to speak – it’s time.” – Mandie.

Whoa. So much goodness. This truly is women supporting women at it’s very best.

As we celebrate our fourth birthday, we’re also preparing so much cool new stuff for 2016.

Here’s a little sneak peak.

+ On the podcast, we’ll feature more casual yet intimate chats with amazing women plus we’ll be welcoming several men to the mic this year and delving into sisterhood collaborations.

+ We have a new free gift – well, actually a huge freaking bundle of gifts – a’brewing for our loyal subscribers. (Sign up to make sure you don’t miss out.)

+ We’re working on a fresh new look for She Makes Magic – because we can’t seem to last a whole year without suddenly wanting to shake things up.

+ We may very well launch a product or two in collaboration with a couple of exceptionally talented Aussie artists.

+ Alana’s just landed her dream job working with and being mentored by Melissa Sandon. And her adventures in Walter the Campervan are set to continue – stay tuned for Season 2!

– Koren’s escapades abroad will continue, too. After a three month sojourn in Australia for summer, she’ll head north again in March to continue making magic from Spain.

To celebrate it all, we’re giving away a massive pack of handmade and natural goodies to one lucky winner.

You could win:

+ An incredible tawny frogmouth owl feather and clear quartz smudge fan handmade by Vanessa of Six Trees.

Six Trees smudge fan

+ A Zodiac sign art print personalised with your birthdate and sign by Brisbane-based artist Marta Kamilla (the Aquarius print is shown as an example below).

Zodiac sign art print by Marta Kamilla

+ Two packs of three gorgeous and natural A Bit Hippy vegan lipsticks in nude, tangerine and berry (keep one pack for yourself and gift one to a friend).

A Bit Hippy lipsticks

+ A pack of Gutsy Mantras and two crystals from Sharyn of Gutsy Girl.

Gutsy Girl mantras and crystals

+ An intuitive card reading with Alana, providing answers to a burning question or deeper insight into a particular area of your life.

Intuitive card reading with Alana Helbig

+ And a pack of our most favourite tea in the world – Byron Indian Spiced Chai.

Byron Indian Spiced Chai

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you.

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Good luck – and have an absolutely freakin’ tops 2016.

Love Alana and Koren


30 Responses to It’s our fourth birthday! Win a pack of handmade and natural goodies to celebrate! {ENDED}

  1. Barbara January 1, 2016 at 12:36 am #

    Thank you so much for the inspiration you provide your readers. Happy New Year!

  2. dana January 1, 2016 at 12:41 am #

    Loving this blog!!!

  3. Jen January 1, 2016 at 2:29 am #

    Love following you lovely ladies. Have a glorious 2016

  4. Mary January 1, 2016 at 3:50 am #

    My dream/resolution for this year is to LIGHTEN UP

  5. Clare January 1, 2016 at 6:44 am #

    What an amazing year you’ve both had! I love your podcast! Thank you for producing it.

  6. Maureen January 1, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    Happy birthday – wonderful giveaway !

  7. Terri Ann January 1, 2016 at 8:11 am #

    Thank you so much for both this giveaway and your wonderful interviews through the year, I’m primarily a podcast listener and not so much with the blog or other social media but what you are sharing has inspired me as I launched my own business this year and I look forward to a 2016 of listening to more amazing stories from your podcast!!

  8. Mardi January 1, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    Life is amazing….. the way things arrive into our circle just when we need them. Your podcasts have been just that…a true gift. I’ve loved each and every one of them and my mind has been swimming with new ideas. Thankyou so much for sharing ….I have been spreading the word because everyone needs magic in their life. Mardi x

  9. Emma January 1, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    Beautiful prizes!!! Happy Birthday ‘She Makes Magic’ xxxx

  10. Jeannine Barrett January 1, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Happy 4th Birthday and thank you for offering us this beautiful giveaway.

  11. Camilla January 1, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    What an epic giveaway! And what a year you two have had!! So exciting to see what’s coming xo

  12. Jasmin January 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    Happy Birthday!! 😔❤️🎉 X

  13. Jasmin January 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Whoops I meant 😊😜

  14. Hannah January 1, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    What a heart felt giveaway ladies x I am so grateful to have found your wonderful podcasts. This year has been a little rough and I stumbled on your work just at the right time. I have already mentioned before that your podcasts have been a life line for me. I am so inspired for 2016 even though i don’t what the hell i am going to do next. In the meantime listening to your podcasts ( especially Alana’s) on a regular basis will help keep me on track. Much love. xxx Hannah x

  15. Sarah Dao January 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    My dream for 2016 is to have many more blessed years ahead and to be surrounded by people with good vibes ❣ Sending much love and joy to you on this special occasion that is here today; Happy Birthday and Happy New Year ❣ 😁🎉🎆

  16. Sally January 1, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    Congratulations on 4 years! It’s been wonderful seeing your evolution from the Little Green House to She Makes Magic. Love it! X

  17. Jo An Raina January 1, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    My resolution is to work harder in releasing negative thoughts & energy so that I don’t feel weighed down and unable to see the good that comes my way in 2016.

  18. Abby January 2, 2016 at 1:12 am #

    Love following you two! Happy New Years! It’s going to be a wonderful year!!

  19. Star January 2, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    My big vision and dream for 2016 is to continue to own my creativity and allow inspiration to flow effortlessly into growing my biz to support me with abundance, joy and growth! Big love to you sisters xxxxx

  20. KellyM January 2, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    My big dream for 2016 is to grow my business through sharper focus and discipline.

  21. Brittany Warman January 3, 2016 at 1:55 am #

    Loving this blog! My big dream for 2016 is to finish my dissertation :).

  22. Ashley January 5, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    I LOVE your podcast! Wishing you sisters abundance, love and magic for 2016 and beyond! My goals for 2016 are to clear my money blocks. xox

  23. Bernie January 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Done! Love this beautiful little giveaway xx

  24. Robyn B January 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    What a delicious year for you both. I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for you both.

    I hear you on the web design (I get such itchy fingers too!)

    Robyn xx

  25. Maria January 9, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    You guys are amazingly awesome!!!

  26. Tarrin January 9, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    So exciting! I found your podcast while I was living in Australia and it helped me move through some really tough stuff. I’m so grateful for you ladies!

  27. Clara January 12, 2016 at 1:38 am #

    Kudos on your 4th; here’s to many more!

    One of my big dreams in 2016 is to have a home office close to the ocean from where I can offer Reiki, 👼🏼 card readings and healing classes and tools like crystals

  28. Nicole January 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    Love your podcast ladies! Most recently I loved the one you did with Ezzie Spencer. Happy 4th Birthday xx

  29. Samantha January 14, 2016 at 1:37 am #

    My wish for 2016 is to fully uncover/realize my path and start working towards it. I want to unleash my magic and manifest one of the best years yet! Thanks for putting on this giveaway, there are some incredible gifts here!!! <3

  30. ambreetoilee January 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    So generous and beautiful!!!!