17/07/2015

Feeling Lucky - My 1st Years

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win a competition. For those of you who know me, you'll understand how unusual that is. I never, ever, win anything. Apart from the pizza vouchers I won last week... I think I'm on a roll here. Guess who's dreaming of winning Ed Sheeran tickets next?

The prize was my choice of cuddly toy and fabric basket from My 1st Years. Knowing a handful of people due babies in the coming months, I had intended on choosing neutral items. I had grand plans of putting together a hamper, including the items I had won.

After much deliberation, I chose the Jellycat Bashful Silver Bunny and the Chevron Print Storage Bag. However, when they arrived and I opened up the distinctive Tiffany blue, I decided we couldn't  possibly part with them.

The softest bunny I ever did meet, Caelen has christened the Bashful bunny Flopsy, and he's currently tucked up in bed with him. A flurry of excitement when I opened the box, he insisted on showing him to his nana and great-grandmother as soon as possible. While I was half hoping that Caelen wouldn't fall in love with him, so I could keep him for myself, it's pretty cute to see him rubbing his cheeks off of its soft fur. Tonight, I brought him and Flopsy (not forgetting Jasper the dog!) to bed, and read to him from his Peter Rabbit book. You know, keeping a theme for the night.

The storage bag is bigger than I expected. I had envisioned something a lot smaller when I was on the website, so I was pleasantly surprised. However, if I had realised that we would be keeping them, I would have chosen the navy star storage bag, to fit in with Caelen's Toy Story themed room. I have grand plans of having the spare (read: junk) room sorted out as a guest room by the end of the summer, so it will be perfect to pop some extra blankets and treats for the next person to have an overnight stay here.

Even though these items were a competition prize, it doesn't sway what I thought of the items. In fact, I've been known to trawl through the My 1st Years website, dreaming of what I would buy when I get the money. I mean, food and bills have to be paid first, right? Sigh.

4 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Congratulations on winning something, and not just something but such beautiful items.
    I love Peter Rabbit too. <3

    xo

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    1. Thanks Danielle! I love Peter Rabbit, I was delighted when I found the book in my local bookshop just after my first scan. It was the perfect way to start baby shopping haha!

      xo

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  2. Awww, this is so cute! I absolutely love the Peter Rabbit book - one of my favourite literary characters and one of the first books my Mum read to me too - such a sweet prize to win and congratulations on winning something too - I know that feeling, I'm not one for winning many competitions so it's always fun when you do win something! - Tasha

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    1. My parents weren't big readers, but I remember reading Peter Rabbit books to my younger cousins. I can't wait until Caelen is old enough to let me read a book that isn't a picture book haha!

      xo

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