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Our Spring Fever Bella!

Hello dear GiGers! Did you all have a lovely weekend? I’m pretty sure some of you are enjoying the sun wherever you are, while I’m here wrapped in a blanket and with our heating on, again!! Don’t ask me, but we’re having some very typical British weather and it feels like we’re skipping summer this year! 😦 We had one week of pure sunshine and sweat and now the temperatures have dropped. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

So, although this is a little bit late to share it here on the blog, we’d still like to let you know the winner of our Spring Fever! We announced this already on our Facebook wall during the time when most of our Crew were unavailable to post here but we could’t delay the announcement and had to do it there instead… but we don’t want to keep you waiting here either, so here goes. (Our hosts Mari from I Love Green Inspiration and Caity from Moi Contre La Vie were the judges and picked the winner out of all the entries*)

…and our Spring Fever Bella is…

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Kai from www.kaigrafia.com

Her entry is titled: Fee de Fleurs

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Isn’t that floral headband/dress just screams Spring (and that’s Kai’s own creation too!)? Our hosts fell in love with the whole creation and so did I! She’s definitely channeling the floral fairy vibe here, don’t you think?

Click away on the link above for her post to view more of the pictures and close up looks!

Big congratulations to Kai as our GiG Spotlight #5 Winner! And thank you for the lovely members who joined the Spring Fever Spotlight! Until next time! ♥

 

xx Donah
Sweet Jelly Bean

 

Note:
*Now although the initial spotlight stated 3 winners, the hosts decided to pick one on this occasion, which means next event, there will be another prize waiting for you!! As it turned out, due to so much buzz about Spring, everyone was so busy to actually join the event (incl. me though I did a spring-inspired set over at Polyvore LOL) and we had less entries than expected.. so we thought it would be a good idea to once again offer a price for our next spotlight competition!

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GiG Spotlight Series #5: Spring Fever! *Ended*

Hello everyone! You’ve probably wondered when we’re going to do another Spotlight Series, right? Well, wonder no more!

We’d like to invite you all to our 5th Spotlight Series, called, wait for it… Spring Fever!
That’s right, the name says it all. This will run until the 30th April to give everyone the chance to enjoy spring, be inspired by it, and of course, send lots of entries for this ‘Spring Fever Spotlight’! And since at GiG we really love Spring too, we will be picking not one, but 3 winners for this spotlight and there’s a prize per winner! (Thanks to our lovely host Caity at Moi Contre La Vie for providing the prizes!!)

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Consider this spotlight as your Spring challenge to share with us your amazing tips (on literally anything!), beauty secrets for this season, Spring must-haves from head to toe, and lots of useful recommendations to fully enjoy the season of colours and fun!

Need more ideas? How about Spring break essentials like sunglasses, waterproof mascara to resort wear and accessories for your next tropical vacation, or better yet, tips on eating healthy and keeping fit to get us all read for the bikini season?

Or you can simply share with us what Spring means to you, is it something you look forward to? Tell us why? What colours would you be rocking? Like we said, literally on anything spring-inspired ie. photos, travel, food, drink, makeup, books, fashion.. the list could go on!

We’ll leave it up to your creative minds and awesome blogs!

Check out Moi Contre La Vie’s Vacation Planning: Spring & Summer Hair get you in the mood for your Spring post!

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How to enter:

    • Based on creativity, style of writing and design, you will be chosen as GIG’s featured blogger for the month by the spotlight hosts / GiG crew.
    • You can enter as many times as you’d like
    • Follow this blog and tag this blog post in your entry for the GIG Spotlight.
    • Please Like our Facebook Page here – and tag @gigbloggers on Twitter when you’ve posted your entry — hashtag #gigspotlight5
    • Also include the hosts of the GIG Spotlight Series in your blog post (see below) — giving recognition is something GIG would like to encourage everyone to do as it makes a big difference! It’s one of blogging’s golden rules to appreciate someone’s hardwork.
    • Grab the code below and insert in your entry post.
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GiG Spotlight winners:

      • Three bloggers will win a prize from Glossybox.
      • Those three winners will have their GIG Spotlight entry posted here with the blog’s URL and pic (if you like).
      • Next, the blog URLs and/or entries will be pinned over at GIG’s group wall as well as on our Fan Page so everyone can see you!

Hosts: Caity of Moi Contre La Vie  & Mari of I Love Green Inspiration

Good luck GiGers!

xx Donah (Sweet Jelly Bean)
-Founder-

A Winning Recipe

It was a tough decision trying to decide who would win the golden wooden baking spoon for the GiG Baking Spotlight. We received quite a few yummy entries that all looked so delicious, it was hard to pick a winner – if only we could have taste tested each of them for real 😉

But we have narrowed it down!

The winner of the GiG Baking Spotlight goes to…..

*drum roll*

The talented Autumn from the blog Mrs Gaeul

for her favourite recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Now who could go past Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting?!

2 in 1 – chocolate and peanut butter!! What more could you ask for?

Don’t these just look so yummylicious?!

I can see you licking the screen 😉

For this decadent recipe, head on over to Mrs Gaeul post here.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Please follow Autumn’s blog Mrs Gaeul here

Tweet with Autumn on Twitter here

Like Autumn on Facebook here

Follow Autumn on Bloglovin here

A special mention and a huge thanks to the lovely baking buddy Jessica from Jessiker Bakes who helped co-host this delicious event. She did a fantastic job and shared with us her favourite recipe here.

Also thank you to everyone who entered, who hope you had fun and stay tuned for more hip and happening spotlights to shine your way 😉

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GiG Spotlight #4: Come Bake With Me *Ended*

GIG Baking Spotlight

GiG Spotlight #4 Topic for 4th – 17th March:

Come Bake With Me – Share With us Your Favourite Baked Recipe.

Hi guys and welcome to our 4th Girls Inspired Group spotlight. Instead of running this spotlight for 1 week like we normally do, we will be running this fun and delicious spotlight for 2 weeks.

Why?

Because it’s all about baking! This will give you all time to select and/or bake your favourite scrumptious, yummy recipe then share it with us all. I’m so excited as I can’t wait to drool over all your delicious recipes.

  • What is a favourite baked recipe?

It can be anything from your favourite cupcake, cake, bundt cake, profiteroles, macaroons, cookies, tarts, whoopie pies, bread, cheese cake, etc basically anything baked in the oven (preferably sweet).

  • What do I have to do?

Write a blog post sharing with us your favourite baked recipe. You can bake the recipe and post photos of your baking or you can use images from a recipe you find online (if you do this the source of the recipe and images MUST be credited).

1 recipe per entry.

You can enter as many times as you want.

Remember, you have until Sunday 17th March to submit your entry/entries.

pSo what are you waiting for peoples? Grab the butter outta the fridge,  pre-heat that oven of yours, grease and flour those baking tins and get baking!! We can’t wait to drool over your yummy favourite recipes.

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How to enter:

    • Based on creativity, style of writing and design, you will be chosen as GIG’s featured blogger for the week by the spotlight hosts / GiG crew.
    • Follow this blog and tag this blog post in your entry for the GIG Spotlight.
    • Please Like our Facebook Page here – and tag @gigbloggers on Twitter when you’ve posted your entry.
    • Also include the hosts of the GIG Spotlight series in your blog post  (see below) — giving recognition is something GIG would like to encourage everyone to do as it makes a big difference! It’s one of blogging’s golden rules to appreciate someone’s hardwork.
    • Grab the code below and insert in your entry post.
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Spotlight winner:

  • Your blog and the GIG Spotlight entry will be posted here with your blog’s URL and pic (if you like) for one week!
  • Next, your blog URL and/or entry will be pinned over at GIG’s group wall as well as on our Fan Page so everyone can see you! Hence the spotlight idea! 😉

Host:  Angela of The Charmed Cupcake

Co-Host:  Jessica of Jessiker Bakes

Photo: littlesooti.com.au