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About the Blogger!

Michelle Ordever - The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Hello! I’m Michelle, a 40-something wife to Steve, mum to Liam (1999), and blogger from London. We currently live in Romford and are refurbishing our house for sale in the next year or so. The ultimate dream is to live overseas in Florida. Our second choice is Dorset. Both places hold great memories for us!

My blog is my full time gig these days, after working as a self-employed website designer for 10 years. I put my heart and soul into my blog, and very proud of the collaborations with brands I’ve had over the years, as well as the nominations and shortlisting for blogging awards, including being a two-time finalist in the UK Blog Awards.

And in case you’re wondering… I LOVE the colour purple, I have an obsession with pumpkins – and that’s how the name of my blog was born!

Scroll to continue reading my online media kit below, or email to discuss collaboration ideas.

About The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

I started my blog back in November 2011 as a place for me to write about parties that I threw for my friends and family – starting with my favourite holiday of all – Halloween!

Over the years it has evolved into a creative lifestyle blog, with the tag line: COOK • CREATE • CELEBRATE as it covers pretty much everything I do.

My blog gives me the opportunity to be creative, share my ideas, and inspire others to try them at home. My main topics are Food & Drink, Printables, Seasonal Holidays and Celebrations, and Disney.

Check out the latest posts on The Purple Pumpkin Blog.

Work With Me

I am always happy to talk to PRs and brands about advertising and collaborations on my blog. I am available to write content and host content and giveaways. Please read my Disclosure Policy.

You can view all of my collaborative content here. I particularly enjoy working on long-term campaigns and building brand relationships. I am a creative person, and my passion shines through with my photography, and design ideas.

As an influential blogger, I have enjoyed working with several brands over the years, including:

Attraction Tickets Direct • Kenwood Travel • Florida Van Rentals • Buena Vista Rentals • Netflights • Travel Republic • ROL Cruise • Florida Tix • Bathroom Takeaway • Dolmio • Emirates • ASDA • P&O Ferries • Santa Maria • Expedia • Hallmark • BRITA • Enesco • Hobbycraft • Antigua & Barbuda Tourism • Coca-Cola • Tesco •  Eurostar • Homebase • Encona Taste Explorers • Yutaka •  Yo! Sushi • Persil • Uni-Ball • Baker Ross • eBadges.

I have been a Brand Ambassador for Fantastic Services, Panasonic (Imaging Products), and British Lions Eggs.

I gather statistics for my blog using Google Analytics., so you can be assured that they are accurate. I round numbers to the nearest thousand. Traffic varies throughout the year – with the busiest time being the final quarter, and the least busy in the third quarter. My readers enjoy cooking, shopping, travelling, home decorating, party planning, and spending time with family. Payment for my work is for your business/brand’s exposure to my audience which reaches over 1.2 million people per year (2020 figures).

Please email me: to discuss collaborations and rates. I look forward to working with you!

Brand Testimonials

As UK Community Manager for Collective Bias I worked with hundreds of different bloggers but can honestly say that Michelle’s work always stands out. She goes above and beyond, creating content that is interesting, entertaining and great to look at. Her posts are always bursting with creativity and her photography is superb. Michelle is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Jo Middleton, Social Fabric UK Community Manager

We worked with Michelle on a destination content project for one of our most prestigious clients, Emirates, and she was a pleasure to do business with.
Both her work and approach were professional, efficient and on brief, we couldn’t recommend her highly enough

Emily, Sesome Ltd.

Michelle is a delight to work with – responsive, professional, and highly efficient – every PR’s dream to work with!

Amanda Strutton, Snowball Media Relations

What My Readers Say

I’ve tried recipes, crafts and printables on your site. I love the site it is one of my favourites!

Your resources look great to work with and I am so appreciative you took the time to put them together and share with everyone. Thank you, from an appreciative working mum (who still likes to be creative!)

I have tried to cook using many recipes on your site. They turned out so delicious.

I found your printables by searching on Google. I thought it was too good to be true when I saw free printables. But it was real! I needed to thank you for saving us money and stress!

LOVE LOVE LOVE your granola recipe it was loved by all! They were grabbing handfuls ! Thanks… I love your posts and I open each one!

I just wanted to send you a message to say thank you so much for the Orlando Vacation Planner and labels. We’re off to Orlando in June and my children had so much fun on Saturday cutting out the labels and sticking them onto the planner! So thank you so very much!

I love how your trip reports always have so much detail and absolutely beautiful photos.