27 Jul 2015

happy 5th birthday, blog (and a little giveaway)!

Five years ago today, this blog was born and I was a mere, nineteen year old who had just finished my first year of a university degree. Fast forward to now and this blog is still here and running (though there were some patches of inactivity during my first degree).

I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who's joined me on this journey: you readers (who I still can't believe actually choose to read my weekly ramblings), sponsors and companies/brands I've worked with and my friends and family for supporting me. Writing a blog is pretty nerdy but I've enjoyed every moment and I can't imagine giving this up. Though I may have to post less frequently in the next two years, I don't intend to give this up anytime soon.


Anyway, to celebrate five years, I've got a two sets of prizes to giveaway as sponsored by The Fox and Star.

1) A Weekly Times planner and a Livework clouds pen
2) A Monthly Times planner and a Livework clouds pen



To enter, all you have to do is follow the instructions below using Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

This giveaway is hosted in conjunction with The Fox and Star and Angela (here at Paper Lovestory). 

The giveaway is open from the 27th of July 2015 at 00:00 hours until the 10th of August 2015 00:00 hours. 

You may tweet once a day for an additional entry, provided it is done through the Rafflecopter engine. Entrants must be aged 16 or over to take part. 

Entrants under 16 must have their parents permission to enter.

If you win, you are agreeing to send me your postal address so that your prize can be posted to you. 

You have seven days from the announcement of the winners to send me your address, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. 

There will be two winners - one for each prize. 

Only entries through the Rafflecopter engine will be valid. 

Delivery of the prize is the handled by The Fox and Star, not by myself (Angela at Paper Lovestory).

This giveaway is open worldwide. 

84 comments

  1. Happy 5 YEARS!!!! :) The new design is really pretty :D xxxx

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  2. I love these http://www.thefoxandstar.co.uk/collections/sticky-notes/products/galison-forest-friends-sticky-notes-set on the Fox and Star :D They have a squirrel on one :) I will have to order them now hehe :D xxx

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  3. Happy 5 years :D

    This is this first time I've heard about this brand. I look up their website and they have so many lovely things *_* it's like an heaven for stationary things. I can't even say just one thing... They are all so cute and pretty.

    xx,
    Carla D.

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    1. Thanks Carla! The Fox and Star is one beautiful shop, that's for sure ;) x

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  4. I love the ICONIC A6 WEEKLY PLANNER / RED it's a great price too

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  5. Happy 5 years :D Love your blog!
    Right now, my favourite is the Livework Minimal Planner M in coral. Even ordered one :)

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  6. I only just found your blog and have been reading the archives - I love it. My favourite Fox & Star product is all their washi tape x

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    1. Welcome, Sophie! :) Hope you're enjoying the reads so far - my older stuff is quite cringeworthy from my point of view haha x

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  7. Happy 5th birthday! Your notes are very nice and I love how you share them with us.

    My favorite Fox & Star products are the masking tapes they are selling!

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  8. YAY CONGRATS FOR 5 YEARS! <3 Your blog is absolutely beautiful and amazing. I'm glad to be a reader! :)

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  9. Happy 5 years! absolutely love the pocket planners! the monthly calendars are undated which is one of the things i love about it. also, it's handy and pretty! :D

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  11. Congratulations on running the blog for 5 whole years!

    I just recently found out about your blog through Moustache Stationery and I love it, it's so inspirational and has so many great tips.

    Thanks to you I also just discovered Fox and Star and placed my very first order of a 'Le Voyageur' Notebook by Seeso and an Iconic 2 Way pastel pen set! I'm still to try those products, but I'm sure they're amazing :)

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  12. The field notes pocket notebook looks really good

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  13. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your 5 year anniversary with a giveaway! Congratulations!

    I found your blog through the bloglovin suggestions based on my favs (I'm such a stationery geek!).

    Well done for managing to commit to your blog whilst also studying - it can't be an easy thing to balance, thank you! I like your comments / observations, and I have to say your handwriting and your weekly photos of your journal are so neat and beautiful in a spare way - not too OTT which is just my style (but I'm far too messy!).
    Anyhow, thank you!
    Best wishes
    Heather

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  14. ps forgot to say that there isn't one single item I like best of all on the fox and star site, however I do particularly like their selection of notebooks. Fieldnotes (of course), Rifle Paper Co (again - of course!) but new to me are the Mossery branded notebooks - so beautiful in colour!

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  15. Congrats on 5 years! My favourite thing on the Fox and Star website is the Travel Pocket Journal - it's so cute! I love everything they sell.
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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  16. Well done on 5 years am sure u will continue to go from strength to strength getting more and more followers. I've only just discovered u r blog...recommended by a pal and I think it's fab! There are loads of things I like on the website.... In particular the live wire minimal planner looks amazing thank u

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  17. Happy 5th! I'm a new follower but always love to see you show up in my Bloglovin' feed! The Fox and Star shop has so many amazing things but I really love the Monthly Desk Pad Planner. Looking forward to more interesting posts from you.

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  18. Congratulations Angela!
    I like the Rifle Botanicals Notebook

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  19. I like the pocket planners!

    Ashleigh

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  20. Oh man, I remember reading your blog post three years ago! You inspired many (including myself) with the love of stationery! Here's to another 5 years!

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    1. Haha! Thank you, Mai :) I can't believe five years has passed already - it really has flown by x

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  21. I love all the tri-color pens!

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  22. I really love your style Angela, your commitment to your studies is inspiring to me. Thank you!

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  23. Quite a milestone! 5 years :) congrats and wishing you many more Bloggy years đź’“

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  24. Congrats on five years! I must say that my fave item would be the Iconic Planners <3

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  25. Happy Five Years! You're one of my favourite blogs!
    The Fox and Star has some really pretty wash tape.
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

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  26. I started reading your blog 2 years ago, looking for ways to organize my uni life. Now I read your post every couple of days :) Keep up the good work, and I love the stationary that you post about :) Good luck with your studies!

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  27. Hey, first of all i wanted to say i really love your blog. As a med student myself, i really find inspiration in organising my studying better. I absolutely adore your handwriting, my notes can never be as neat as yours. Also congrats on your 5 years!
    As for the favourite product, for me it would be the iconic triple colour pen :D

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    1. Hi Lena! Thank you for your lovely comment! Always nice to hear from another med student. My handwriting will undoubtedly become more messy as I spend more and more time on the wards :) x

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  28. I really love the RIFLE PAPER CO. EVELINA FLORAL JOURNAL.

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  29. Wow, 5 years! That's amazing! Congratulations! I cannot wait to see what else you have upcoming in the following years with a Dr. added onto your name!

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  30. Congrats on 5 years of blogging Angela. I must say that your blog was one of the reasons I got inspired to start blogging too. I must commend you on ur organisational skills. Posting regularly even with your hectic uni schedule is no joke. You are truly an inspiration. Hope you have many more years to celebrate.

    Joanny.
    imachoccakeaholic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you, Joanny :) Your comment is too kind! x

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  31. Congratulations on the blog!

    I love the 2-Way Deco pens :)

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  32. Congratulations on your blog turning 5! Yours is my favorite blog. I really love reading your weekly entries. I, too, study a quite demanding major at university and your approach to studying and organizing inspires me more than I can say. I'm a bit of a lurker here, though I commented a few times, but I'm definitely following and wishing you 5 more years of blogging! (why not?!)

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    1. Thanks, Becky! :) I can't quite believe five years has passed already hehe x

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  33. Congratulations on your blog turning 5! Yours is my favorite blog. I really love reading your weekly entries. I, too, study a quite demanding major at university and your approach to studying and organizing inspires me more than I can say. I'm a bit of a lurker here, though I commented a few times, but I'm definitely following and wishing you 5 more years of blogging! (why not?!)

    Oh, and my favorite Fox & Star product is... the iconic sticky book v.3, as well as the planners on the giveaway!

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  34. congratulations on 5 yrs!
    my fav Fox & Star product would be the weekly times desk planner since its so helpful for my high school life - to see upcoming products, homework, tests and quizzes throughout the weeks!

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  35. Congrats on 5 years! I love the Rifle Botanicals Notebook x

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  36. I love the weekly times planner! It is actually the planner I am currently using. I do a weekly post on my blog on how I fill it out. I also really like the Monthly Times Desk Planner, I feel like it would be a great addition to the weekly planner for organizing my blog posts.

    Congrats on the 5 years!

    Cindy
    classicsidewalk.com

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  37. http://www.thefoxandstar.co.uk/collections/sticky-notes/products/paris-mini-sticky-notes

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  38. BEACH' POCKET WASHI TAPE BY MASTÉ

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  39. BEACH' POCKET WASHI TAPE BY MASTÉ

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  40. i love the FEATHERS GILDED JOURNAL

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  41. Your blog is so lovely. I just started reading today actually, after being linked to it from Tumblr. I'm a med student myself, I'm in my 4th year. It's been quite a ride and I wish I had your work ethic.

    also, I am coveting everything from Fox&Star. Anything from Iconic wins for me. :)

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    1. Thank you, Grace! Lovely to hear from another med student - I started 'fourth year' yesterday (technically, my third as I'm on a four year accelerated course!) and am already a little bit scared about how hectic these next twelve months will be! Good luck with the rest of med school :) x

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  42. Happy 5th anniversary! I hope you're having a great summer! :)

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  43. 5 years is a lot of time! I hope you still blogging :)

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  44. 5 years is so great!!!
    happy Anniversary!

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  45. Happy Blogiversary! :)
    I like the TODAY IS THE DAY POCKET PLANNER from Fox & Star.

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  46. First of all HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! *throwing confetti*

    P.S.: Loving the RIFLE PAPER CO. PASSPORT POCKET NOTEBOOKS - perfect for a travelbug like me!

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  47. Happy 5 years! :)
    I love the Rifle Paper Co Botanicals Notebook Collection

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