Friday, October 1, 2010

Give Away Winners and Vignettes!

Hello friends! Happy Friday and Happy October! I don't know about you but I can't believe that it is already October 1st! The year has flown by so quickly. Halloween is just around the corner and my Christmas blog tells me that there are only 84 days 'til Christmas. At this busy time of year it will be more important than ever that we all take time out of our busy schedules to dedicate to relax, unwind and find some me time. According to a Harris survey, leisure time in the United States has fallen by 37% in 25 years. Columnist Odette Pollard calls it ‘the days of time famine’. We need to take time away from our busy lives for quiet moments....

Relax and slow down and you will reap a good life for yourself and those around you. 

The answer to stress isn’t to work faster but to slow down and relax

Now that I have finished my teaching contract I am going to try to find an extra 5 minutes a day to relax and to make my home welcoming and comfortable. 

I am going to fit in a walk every single day, I am going to spend more time in my garden and I am going to make my home beautiful with vintage treasures from the antique markets!
I am going to make my home a warm and welcoming place for my family and friends.

I am going to make sure that I recharge my batteries every day. I am not going to feel guilty about it either, as my family will benefit from it too! 

Make it a habit to treat yourself and try to spend a few minutes each day without everyday distractions like phones, clocks, computers and televisions....
 Read a book, have lunch with a friend, go for walk or a cycle ride, light some scented candles and just be still, whatever appeals,
 as long as it is for you.

I hope that my two bloggy friends who have won my give away will take time out to enjoy reading their magazine and enjoy the fragrance of their candle or lavender soap.
So without further ado I would like to announce the winners of my favourite things give away!

The two winners are commenters 2 and 30, Bj and House and Home!

Congratulations to BJ from the beautifully uplifting blog Sweet Nothings. BJ you have won the first package!

Congratulations to House and Home, the winner of the second package!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and helped me celebrate my first blogaversary. Thank you also to all of my followers. You have made this blogging journey of mine a truly wonderful experience. I wish I could send a gift to each and everyone of you. Instead, please accept this virtual gift, a downloadable desktop calender for the month of October.

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. Leo Buscaglia

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Thanks so much for visiting today and best wishes for a wonderful weekend!


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