16 March 2015

SECRET PROJECT REVEAL + GIVEAWAY!


I AM VERY MUCH EXCITED TO SHARE MY NEWS WITH YOU ALL. *drumroll puhleeese* the secret project that I've been working on (and taunting you all with heh heh) is my brand spankin new website! photography has been such a big part of my life for so long now, I decided to stop messing round and get serious about being "professional" (whatever that means). I guess I've officially been a photographer for a year or two now, but there's something about having a website that makes it seem more...well, official! I've been working on www.jessmcghie.com (pretty easy url to remember huh?) for a few months now, and I think I'm finally ready to unleash it to the world! if you're wondering, I'm not going to stop blogging and I'm not going to be moving my blog onto the website, coz I love my lil space here so, so much. eventually I might make a professional blog (separate from this blog), but for now I just want to keep sharing both personal and professional on here because I think it works and also I really appreciate your guys' input on my photography! so there you go. I'm now the (very) excited photographer behind jessmcghie.com and you don't know how much I would appreciate it if you would share the news with others! now. because I love you all so much and because I want to share my excitement with you adorable chipmunks, I've decided to do a giveaway. yup. that's right. details below! 


so, I'm giving away some of my very favourite things. I went out and bought a bunch of stuff that I generally don't (can't?) live without, because obviously you need these in your life. to show my appreciation for all of you and to thank you for encouraging me in my passion (I honestly don't think I would anywhere near the photographer I am today without you guys!), I decided to give you something back. included in the giveaway package...
  • woodland notebook (stationary. my one weakness.)
  • lindt chocolates (so.good.)
  • sherbet fountain (stuff of childhood dreams, folks.)
  • twinings spicy chai (I flippin love this tea)
  • limini's coffee beans (my favourite personal blend)
  • the calvary road (this. book. is. amazing.)

and of course there'll be a letter from me and perhaps a few other lil surprises in there (wink wink). so! what do you need to do to win this package of goodness? 
  • go + like my facebook page and comment below telling me you've done it! (counts as one entry)
  • you can also share about my new website on your facebook or twitter or instagram and comment below telling me you've done it. (each social media share counts as one entry! use the hashtage #secretprojectgiveaway)
  • and last but not least, you can also enter by commenting below and telling me how you found this blog. how long have you stuck round? where do you come from? favourite post? that sort thing.

I'll randomly pick a winner on April 26th (so you have lotsa time to enter + share!) if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to riddle me with them. also, I invite you all to go and snoop around my new website and to let me know what you think of of it! thank you all so, so, so much for being such awesome people + I'm glad you're all my buddies. EDIT: this giveaway is international, so all are welcome to enter! 

love you all!
jess
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69 comments:

  1. The website is BEAUTIFUL!!! Wow!! So, so, SO lovely!! And what a great giveaway!!! I have a question...you live in the UK so is this open for USA people? =)

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    1. yes! it most definitely is! it's an international giveaway :)

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  2. Ohh congratulations! The website looks lovely.

    I liked your Facebook page ages ago;)

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  3. I think this may be my first time commenting, even though I've been stalking here for....probably over a month. *walk of shame* I don't even remember how I found you - you liked my page, I liked yours? The powers of fb. :-) Your new site is wonderful, and I can't wait to see what you do next! Isn't newness exciting?!

    You will be seeing more comments from me in the future.

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  4. Gosh, I don't remember how I found your blog. Fairly certain I've been around since you first started, though... I've always enjoyed your posts. You're random and bubbly and vivacious, and your photo captures are stunning.

    Oh and I hail from Oregon...the best state in the U.S.

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  5. Just checking Sis.
    If I like you on the "Face-book-ing" thing, and win the give-away, will you make me a whole bags worth of coffee?
    I might even say something nice about the website...

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  6. IT'S BEAUTIFUL SMASHING GORGEOUS BRILLIANT AMAZING AND CHICKEN DIPPER EXCITING. :D seriously, mah lil sheep, this new website thing is superb and I am just sosososososososo pumped for ya! brava brava!

    Ok, so for one of my entries for this stupendous giveaway... uhhhh I am pretty darn sure you know how I found your blog and how long I've been around. ;) you were one of my favourite bloggers even before we were friends, cuz you're hilarious and weird and you like coffee and your pictures are just wow. oh, and my favourite posts are obviously the ones featuring our adventures together. obviously.

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  7. I shared this on the instantgrams. ;)

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  8. Ooh, love your blog! I don't remember exactly when I found your blog -- but it was definitely my favorite for a while! I love your vlogs, they're simply hilarious! x

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  9. shared it on google plus toooooo :)

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  10. ooooh pretty pretty pretty YAY!! you're one step ahead of me anyways. ;) this looks fantastical! and DUH I like your page <3333

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  11. and um wow hm I have NO idea when/how/where I discovered your blog. maybe you discovered me first? I have literally no idea. but it's been awhile. like, a loooong while. and I don't visit as often as I should. <3

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  12. I liked your Facebook page back when you started it up :)

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  13. And I've followed your blog for ages now! A year? Two? I think I found you through Petie....I can't quite remember. All I remember is watching a vlog and loving your accent and the fact that you lived in England ;)

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  14. I don't really remember how I found your blog, but I've been following for a few years. I love your photography! I'm from New York state. =)

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    1. Oh, and I loved reading about your adventures/vlog with Petie!

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  15. I shared about your new website on Google+ and Pinterest -https://www.pinterest.com/pin/157133474475414655/

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  16. I liked your Facebook page! I'm not sure when or how I started following your blog, but I have for at least a year now and I think your posts are fabulous. =)

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  17. This is so exciting! I had already liked your Facebook page. :)
    I discovered your blog through Petie's blog when she posted about visiting with you.

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  18. after thinking about it long and hard... (because I've followed your blog for three years now? and I have memory issues, 'kay...) I think I originally found your blog via Petie's... and I can't for the life of me remember how I found hers.

    I'm from Washington... (the Vancouver area, which is across the river from Portland. ;) It is very... wet here. But probably not as wet as England. My favorite posts are probably vlogs, and more specifically, especially the vlogs with Petie. ;)

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  19. Okey Dokey.... let's get this started then....
    First of all: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS INTERNATIONAL. I know it costs more for you to send it overseas, but those goodies look freakin' brilliant and I'm dying for the opportunity to win this. XD

    First, how I found your blog... Well, I can't actually remember. When Petie announced she was going to visit England and stay with you, I popped over, took a squiz, fell in love and followed, but you seemed vaguely familiar to me, so I can't quite remember if I'd taken a look before or not. I'm from New Zealand (*high five*) and I love all of your vlogs & the travel posts from when Petie was visiting. :) Honestly, I love practically everything you post, so I can't narrow it down. :)

    I don't have FB or Twitter, but I did share on Google+ and Pinterest... :)

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  20. Ooh . . . great website and lovely giveaway. I've been reading your blog for two or three years. I think I might have found it through Unoriginal Originality? As for favorite posts, I particularly enjoy your vlogs.

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  21. Ah Jess! So so proud of you! this is amazing. I've been following you for what..1.5 years now? And it's been wonderful to watch you grow and excel and be just spanking-amazing!! :) love ya xx

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  22. also, I follow you on Facebook :)

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  23. I love it! And I shared on Twitter!

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  24. I can't remember where I found your blog (through a guest post on another blog, I think) but it's been a favorite for a while now. All good things! Your videos are my favorite. ^.^

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  25. Jess, I LOVED your new website. You are truly talented. :)
    Shared on Twitter and Google+ (does that count? Haha.)

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  26. Your new website is fantastic! I love the design of it.
    I shared it on Instagram and twitter.
    I don't have a facebook, but I did like your page using my mom's if that counts! Haha.

    You are so talented Jess and I love what you're doing. You're inspirational and I'm so glad to call you a friend!
    And I love your humor in your blog posts. :)

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  27. Congrats on your new launch, Jess! Hope things go well for you!

    P.S. I liked your Facebook page!

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  28. I shared this giveaway on Instagram!

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  29. Gosh, I've been around your blog FOREVER! Probably ever since I started blogging back in 2010. :) You have a real gift in photography Jess, and my favorite blog post of yours is STILL the make-up tutorial that you posted with your sister. Because it showed my the real you. :) Take care!

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  30. wow! thats amazing jess!!!
    i found your blog through payton's vlog about coming to england and i think your blog and website are like, amazing!
    (my nana has the same last name as you!!! maybe we are secretly related!!)
    its great having a christian blogger friend!!
    God bless!

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  31. Yay! Good for you Jess! SO exciting!
    I shared this on my Facebook page, as well as twitter, and liked your fb page :D
    I think I came across your blog like three years ago! If I'm not mistaken, I remember the design having a painted girl and suitcases? I think.... I really loved reading through you and Payton's adventures of her stay! Such gorgeous photos! I also liked the post you did with Jennoelle? I think that's her name.... Anyhoo, great giveaway, and I'm very excited for you starting your new adventure!

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    1. P.s also, I'm so glad I know someone else who has the same feelings about Richard Armitage as me! When people ask me who my hollywood crush is, they either don't know who RA is or think he is waaaaay to old for me to be liking. ;)

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  32. I follow you on Facebook: Petra Kos
    I shared your page: https://www.facebook.com/pmrkoci/posts/674757272634828

    I've just found your blog and your page and I think it's awesome! :)

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  33. Wow!! Congratulations!! Your new website is so gorgeous and amazing!! So happy for you! :)

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  34. woah woah woah!!! CONGRATS thats so so amazing and cool and awesome!

    i have already liked your Facebook page, btw. of course i have, i love your photography.

    xx, rn

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  35. annnnd I've been following you around for awhile... ok thats creepy, i've been following this blog for awhile because i love you and of course i follow you blog, i mean what is life without your blog? sad. thats what it is.

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    1. (basically it's been so long that i don't remember when i found it or how i found it, but I'm glad i did. oh and I'm from Wisconsin soooo)

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  36. I'm following on FB: https://www.facebook.com/nikolina.vukelic.165 :)

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  37. Shared on FB and twitter:
    https://twitter.com/ya__books/status/578127519460753408
    https://www.facebook.com/nikolina.vukelic.165/posts/10153209861876450?pnref=story

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  38. Found your blog accidentally on google! :) Checking your posts for days now and love your THE MATERNITY PROJECT post! :) Big hug from Croatia!

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  39. Wow Jess- the website is fantastic! Congrats on getting it up! I've been reading your blog for a really long time (3 years or so), but I'm not sure how I found you. It was probably through another blog. I hail from the East coast of the U.S. and I absolutely love seeing all your pictures from life in England. My favorite post... that's a hard question :) I loved all the posts from when Petie was visiting. Oh, and I just remembered I loved the maternity project post too! Congrats again on the website!

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  40. Okay, soo I honestly cannot remember how I found your blog (probably through blog stalking like usual;) all I now is that when I did I was hooked on reading your posts! I've always loved your vlogs you do (and your photography? SO good.) I believe I've been following your blog for maybe around 2 1/2(ish) years!

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  41. I tweeted it! https://twitter.com/kelsiejohanna/status/578224754835984384

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  42. (I though I already commented saying this, but it hasn't shown up!) but I like (more like love!) your Facebook page!

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  43. Um, let's see, I think I found your blog through Petie's, whose blog I found through Amy Dashwood's blog. (No idea how I found Amy's, though!) :)
    I love your videos (some of them really crack me up) and your photography is STUNNING!! Love it :)

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  44. I posted about the giveaway on my blog: http://janeaustenmad.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/giveaway-at-yours-truly.html

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  45. I do not have Facebook, but I +1'd your shared post about the giveaway on Google+

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  46. And I will share this post on googleplus:)

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  47. woops my previous comment didn't appear but I think I found your blog through Petie's. I love your style of photography, it's inspired me to get into it someday when I get a camera;-) btw, any cameras you would recommend? I also love your crazy-hilarious youtube channel...

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  48. AHHH. IT'S SO GREAT. like everything, perfect. go you!
    I have absolutely no clue when I first found you, it was definitely towards the beginning of getting into the blogging world. i'm thinking maybe circa 2011?? and your vlogs will forever and ever be my favorite posts.

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  49. and I've totally liked your page on facebook!

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  50. How I found your blog? That was such a longgg time ago! But I think it might have been when I found your sister's paintings of famous bloggers (I was blown away and 110% impressed by your photography and design skills). :)

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  51. aaand I totally liked your page!

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  52. Gah your new site is gorgeous! I shared you on my twitter, and gosh..I think I found you on Pinterest. ;)

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    1. Oh and I also liked you on Facebook!

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  53. Jess dear, I love your fabulous new website. And I liked your FB page. :)

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  54. Definitely tweeted again. :) https://twitter.com/carmelelizabeth/status/580017789722714112

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  55. Hey Jess! I'm so excited about your new project, and I am loving the new site!

    I've been following your blog for a while, and always look forward to your posts. I've started a blog of my own, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd check it out! http://brainlintblog.blogspot.com/

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  56. I'd love that lovely notebook! It's so gorgeous!

    I've been following your brilliant-quality blog for about two months (perhaps more?) and I've totally fallen in love with your capturing photography. I loved the England landscape posts and your vlog with Petie and the water in the bath was so funny. :-) I'm sorry I can't share about your new blog on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram because I don't 'have' those. :-P But I'm hoping for that notebook anyway. :-)

    ~ Naomi

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  57. I've been following your blog (man, that sounds stalkerish) for... 8ish months maybe? I found you through Petie's blog. ^.^ I hail from the States (in literal sense) and from Entirely Bonkers (...also literal sense but more on the bloggerish spectrum). And I like lots of your posts. (Hush, I can't pick just one favorite. ;))

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