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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tuesday Tune ~ Soaking up the Sun this Summer & Sheryl Crow!

Hello dear friends. Welcome to Natasha In Oz! Thanks so much for visiting me in my little corner of the world, Down Under!

Summer @ Natasha in Oz

Even though it is winter here in Australia, I am in a very summery mood! I think it's because my Northern Hemisphere friends keep posting about all things SUMMER which helps me stay nice and warm.


This week my Favourite Finds are all very summery indeed!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Delicious Oreo Cupcake Recipe

Welcome dear friends to Natasha In Oz! Thanks so much for stopping by to say g'day! I'm so glad you visited today as I am sharing a delicious Oreo Cupcake recipe that is a perfect treat for the school holidays.

Delicious Oreo Cupcake Recipe


This week has been a happy one for my kids as it is school holiday time and that means relaxing at the beach, sleeping in and lots of treats!

Delicious Oreo Cupcake Recipe

Delicious Oreo Cupcake Recipe


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Can you please do me a HUGE favour?

Just a quick post today to ask a really big favour!



My photo of a Lilly Pilly Flower is currently in the running to become a weekly winner on BHG.com Photo Faves. The photo with the most votes will take home the honors!


I am so excited!!!
Voting ends 06/26/2011 and you can vote daily!

Here is the link if you would like to vote.http://photos.bhg.com/category/vote/photo/920237

Thanks so much for reading this and if you find time to vote me and help me spread the word
Thank you  Thank you  Thank you

I have submitted 3 other photos to BHG so if you want to have a look at them just click here. 


I am so excited!

Best wishes for a beautiful day,

Natasha

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tuesday Tune: Edge of the Ocean by Ivy and Brain Exercises

Hello my dear friends! Welcome to Natasha In Oz! I'm so glad to stopped by to say G'day today and to spend time with me in my little corner of the world Down Under!

#TuesdayTune, Edge Of The Ocean, healthy brain, Ivy, Music Therapy, Natasha in Oz, Tuesday Tune, Tuesday Tune Linky Party,

Before I share my favourite song of the week I just want to let you in on a little secret....this year I am turning 40! Instead of being all morose about this rather major birthday, I have decided to try to make this year my best year yet....

I'm not going to let turning 40 get me down!


So, I have been making a few changes in my life; I am drinking less alcohol and less coffee and drinking more tea I am exercising more, reading more and I am spending more time in the garden. All of these things are not only making me feel healthier physically but apparently they are also helping my brain stay healthy.

Scientists have discovered that if the brain is able to create new connections by growing more connections between brain cells, we might not lose our memories as we age, in spite of inevitable brain cell depletion. One way to keep making new connections is to keep exercising, using and looking after our brain!




Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Family

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses 
are family happinesses.
Joyce Brothers


Best wishes always,
Natasha In Oz 

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Wintry #TuesdayTune ~ The Fleet Foxes

Hello sweet friends! Welcome to this week's #TuesdayTune.



This weekend I am happy! It is cold, there's only one more week of school and then my kids are on Winter vacation and this weekend is a long weekend for the Queen's Official Birthday, the day when the birthday of the monarch of the Commonwealth realms is officially celebrated. Australia observes the Queen's Birthday on the second Monday in June, marking it with a public holiday that also serves as the opening weekend to Australia's snow season!


So, keeping all of this in mind, this week I am continuing my celebration of all things winter with a special wintery #TuesdayTune.

Have you heard the Fleet Foxes sing?

Fleet Foxes
Source
Mentioned as one of her "Desert Island Discs" in Dawn French's 2008 autobiography Dear Fatty, the Fleet Foxes are led by vocalist/guitarist Robin Pecknold, who fashioned his band's harmony-rich sound in honor of such perennial '60s artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Beach Boys.  They mix  baroque pop with elements of classic rock and British folk and are most often compared to Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

I hope you enjoy White Winter Hymnal from the Seattle folk band, Fleet Foxes.




If you would like to link up a song (or any other music that you have blogged about recently) to my TuesdayTune Link up, please just add the url of your particular blog post that you would like us to visit to the Linky tool below. Please feel free to use one of the Tuesday Tune buttons and to link up a song you have already linked up before.








Thanks for joining in! I can't wait to come and visit you during the week to hear your favourite songs.

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me in my little corner of the world Down Under! I love it when my fabulous bloggy friends visit-your friendship and support makes my day!

Best wishes for a wonderful week,
Natasha In Oz 

Friday, June 10, 2011

A British Birthday Party for my British Mum!

I actually started writing this post about my mother's birthday party last year but I just realized that I didn't hit the publish button! You see, my Mum's birthday is a couple of days before Halloween, a couple of weeks before before my birthday and two months before Christmas so it is always a crazy and very busy time of year. She never makes a fuss about her birthday so last year Mr Attorney and I decided to surprise her and have a Blighty-inspired birthday party for my very British mum!


To set the scene for the very British party we searched the house for everything and anything British to help decorate our courtyard.






Sunday, June 5, 2011

#TuesdayTune ~ Sunny Day!

Welcome friends! I am so glad you stopped by to visit today as it is quite a special day for me! I am so happy to be posting a #TuesdayTune today, the first one in a quite a while.



I have really missed sharing my favourite songs with you and so I decided that it was time to post a Song again! I hope you enjoy Sunny Day, a happy and bright song that was featured in Grey's Anatomy. I thought that this would be a great song to share today as it is perfect for my friends who are enjoying warm sunny days in the Northern Hemispere and for my friends Down Under who are in the middle of Winter.

Sunny Day
written by Joy Williams and Tim Myers

I open my eyes
look to the sky
it's a sunny day

the world is looking so bright
what a surprise
it's a sunny day

oh oh oh oh oh ohooo...

Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme what I want
I want sunshine, sunshine
Gimme Gimme Gimme cuz it's been so long
I want sunshine, sunshine

I'm feeling so free
like a summer breeze
It must be magic

I forget all my plans
put my toes in the sand
I just can't help it

oh oh ooh oh ohhh

Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme what I want
I want sunshine, sunshine
Gimme Gimme Gimme cuz it's been so long
I want sunshine, sunshine

we're two of a kind

like blue birds singing out a simple tune
if you don't mind
it's the perfect kind of day to fall in love
with you

oh oh oh oh
perfect kind of day
oh oh oh oh
to fall in love
oh oh oh oh
with you





If you would like to link up a song or any other music that you have blogged about recently to my #TuesdayTune Link up, please just add the url of your particular blog post that you would like us to visit to the Linky tool below. Please feel free to use the button below and to link up a song you have already linked up before or even a repost.







Thanks for joining in! I can't wait to come and visit you during the week to hear your favourite songs.


Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me in my little corner of the world~I love it when my fabulous bloggy friends visit-you really do make my day!

Best wishes for a wonderful week,
Natasha In Oz 
Whether a person is spiritual or not, we all seek to get away from the stress, anger, and anxiety of everyday life. Some people drink, do drugs, or do worse to escape, and they hurt themselves in the process. Some people listen to music and feel better. Yanni

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tuesday Tune ~ Welcome, Winter!

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800), Task (bk. IV, l. 120)

Source: hindsvik.com 


Winter wonder
Source: roomenvy.co.uk


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. 
Edith Sitwell




Winter living room with traditional stone fire surround

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
Anton Chekhov


 


Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. 
Pietro Aretino


The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets





Happy Winter to all of my Down Under friends!

Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 


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