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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party (80) ~ Ain't no Party Like A Linky Party!

Hello from Oz sweet friends! Welcome to this week's Say G'Day Saturday linky party!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party, Natasha in Oz

Woo hoo, it's finally the weekend! If your week has been as crazy as mine I bet you are looking forward to a few moments of calm, peace and quiet.

Here's what I've been up to this week, via Instagram.

My week started with a day of relief teaching on Monday.
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On Tuesday I shared Pharrell William's song "Happy"  for my weekly Tuesday Tune post. Does anyone else love that song as much as I do? He might wear silly hats but he sure knows how to sing & make me 'Happy'! Come & listen to his happy song at my blog if you want to be happy too! #TuesdayTune 
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Read the Amazing Story of Cancer Survivor Heather Von St. James for Asbestos Awareness Week.

Eight years ago, Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. She had just given birth to her daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, she made it her life’s mission to educate people about this deadly disease and its cause. After learning more about Heather’s story, I knew I had to help her expose the dangers of asbestos. Australia banned the use of asbestos in the building industry in 2003 so it shocked me to learn asbestos and all products containing asbestos have not been banned in the USA! The World Health Organization reported “in 2004, asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis from occupational exposures resulted in 107,000 deaths and 1,523,000 DALYs (Disability-adjusted life year ). So, to highlight Asbestos Awareness Week which is April 1-7th Heather is going to share more of her incredible story to help spread the word about this terrible cancer and ways we can help ban asbestos and help victims of  mesothelioma.

Photo: This is Heather Von St. James. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. She had just given birth to her daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After a life-saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, she made it her life’s mission to educate people about this deadly disease and it’s cause. Asbestos Awareness Week is just around the corner and we are hoping that you would be willing to help us spread the word. Asbestos has been used for many applications in the past including building materials in homes, office buildings, and naval ships. It is STILL not banned in all nations around the world! According to the World Health Organization, approximately half of all deaths from occupational cancer are caused by asbestos. Asbestos cancer diagnosis is difficult due to the symptoms of the disease mimicking those of other illnesses.Read more: http://www.mesothelioma.com/asbestos-cancer/#ixzz2wuPv6j9J You can find Heathers awareness page here: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/awareness/And more info about Mesothelioma Prognosis here:  http://www.mesothelioma.com/asbestos-cancer/

My name is Heather Von St. James and I am a mesothelioma cancer survivor. Not many people have heard of mesothelioma, except on late night television when browsing for something good to watch. Mesothelioma used to be known as an old man’s disease, a disease that plagued veterans and construction workers who were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis. Once a person inhales the tiny fibers, they lodge themselves permanently in the lining of the lungs, weakening the immune system until mesothelioma appears, decades later. At 36 years of age, how did I get this?




When I was younger, one of my favorite pastimes was to wear my dad’s construction jacket when I needed to go about my chores in the bitter cold of South Dakota. Unbeknownst to me, this jacket was covered in white drywall dust from his construction job. How could this be? Every time I wore this jacket, I was breathing in more asbestos.

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Eight years ago, when I was 36 years of age, I received the horrible news that I had pleural mesothelioma. Three months after giving birth to my daughter Lily, I dealt with rapid weight loss, chronic fatigue, and a strange heaviness in my chest. After numerous doctor visits and tests, I was told I had 15 months to live if I didn’t do anything. I refused not to do anything. That is not how I live. I would not let a diagnosis of a cancer stop me from enjoying future birthdays, holidays, graduations and the chance to see my daughter fall in love someday.

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I was absolutely terrified and had so many thoughts running through my head but I would not allow Lily to grow up without a mother. My doctor referred me to Dr. Sugarbaker at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where I would undergo an 8-hour surgery called an extrapleural pneumonectomy. On February 2, 2005, I had my left lung, the left half of my diaphragm and the lining of my heart removed.

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Today, my mission is to help others by spreading awareness of this terrible disease in hopes that one day I can prevent this from happening to someone else. My faith has always been the thing that gets me through. All I have to do is think of all the amazing things that have transpired and all the incredible people I’ve met through my journey. I thank God each and every day for all I have. Do I know how long I’ll be around? No, none of us do. But while I’m here, I want to be what God has put me here to do and that is to be a beacon of hope. I am, after all, a lighthouse.

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I am Heather Von St. James, an eight-year 
mesothelioma cancer survivor.

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Asbestos Awareness Week is April 1-7th and I hope others will join me in spreading awareness by being a Voice for the Victims.

From awareness grows hope…Each voice could save a life! 

Read the Amazing Story of Cancer Survivor, Heather Von St. James, Asbestos Awareness Week.

Thank you to Heather and her family for sharing their inspiring story and for helping to raise awareness about mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Week.

Asbestos Awareness Week


You can find Heather on Facebook, Twitter @heathervsj, or through The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance . You can support Heather by sharing her video, and her blog. And if you would like, you can donate money to her fundraising page for The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

If you would like share this message on your social media sites please use the tag In honor of #Asbestos Awareness Week, I am giving my voice to the victims.

From awareness grows hope. Each voice could save a life.

Photo: This is Heather Von St. James. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. She had just given birth to her daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After a life-saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, she made it her life’s mission to educate people about this deadly disease and it’s cause. Asbestos Awareness Week is just around the corner and we are hoping that you would be willing to help us spread the word. Asbestos has been used for many applications in the past including building materials in homes, office buildings, and naval ships. It is STILL not banned in all nations around the world! According to the World Health Organization, approximately half of all deaths from occupational cancer are caused by asbestos. Asbestos cancer diagnosis is difficult due to the symptoms of the disease mimicking those of other illnesses.Read more: http://www.mesothelioma.com/asbestos-cancer/#ixzz2wuPv6j9J You can find Heathers awareness page here: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/awareness/And more info about Mesothelioma Prognosis here:  http://www.mesothelioma.com/asbestos-cancer/


See you tomorrow for this weekend's 

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Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday Tune: Pharrell Williams, Happy

Hello sweet friends! Thanks so much for stopping by to hear my Tuesday Tune this week. I'm going to keep this post short and sweet and let the music and inspirational images/quotes speak for themselves!

Are you Happy?

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Happiness wants you. Let it in. (This is from @KarenSalmansohn 's Instant Peptalk App)



Saturday, March 22, 2014

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {79} ~ Come & Share Your Crafts, Recipes & Tutorials!

Hello from Oz sweet friends! Welcome to this week's Say G'Day Saturday linky party!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party, Natasha in Oz

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. It looks like Spring is finally arriving in the Northern Hemisphere and after a week of hot and humid weather here in Brisbane I think Autumn has finally arrived Down Under!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The Real Housewives of Melbourne and Say G'Day Party Reminder.

Hello sweet friends! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under. I'm so glad you stopped by to say g'day.

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Well, I'm not sure if I will regret sharing this rather embarrassing secret but, it's time for me to be honest and confess that I am totally addicted to the Real Housewives shows on cable! I love hearing the womens' gossip, critiquing their fashion sense and checking out their amazing homes. In particular I love the New York and Beverly Hills Housewives and I also love the OC housewives.






Now, however, I have a new crew to watch and I am totally addicted to the Real Housewives of Melbourne!

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These women have all the same extravagant excesses as their international counterparts and, apart from one who rides her rock-star husband's coattails, they seem to be accomplished and intelligent. In particular I am (and have been for many years) a fan of entrepreneur, savvy business lady, wife and mother Chyka Keebaugh.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Take Some Time to Stop and Smell the...Coffee!

G'day sweet friends! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under.

This week's Tuesday Tune and Words of Wisdom post is a little different because I'm not actually sharing a song! I'm actually sharing some of my favourite quotes and images about my favourite morning beverage, Coffee!





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Good Morning


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I hope you enjoy your next cup of coffee!

Coffee time!


Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party (78) ~ Link Up Your Latest and Greatest!

Hello from Oz sweet friends and thank you so much for dropping to Say G'day!

Welcome to this week's Say G'Day Saturday linky party!

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party, Natasha in Oz


I hope that your week has been a great one! I've had a fabulous week and have enjoyed so many wonderful experiences. Alastair had a music concert this week and he sang beautifully, Madeleine helped to organise an amazing breakfast at her school to celebrate International Women's Day, I've been doing some relief teaching and Mr Attorney has been busy being Mr Attorney!

Here are few moments from my week Instagram.

Getting creative with my twisty twirly bendy necklace! 
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The last of my lilies. I can't believe that I got 2 weeks out of them!
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The calm before the dinner storm!
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I'm loving these pretty #pink #roses that I picked up from #Aldi today. What have you been up to this wonderful Saturday? #saygdaysaturday 
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If you are on instagram please visit and Say G'day! I'd love to follow you too.

So, lets' get started with this week's Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party! Before we start, though, I just want to share five posts that you might have missed from last week's party. As always just click the picture to be taken straight to the post and 

please be a kind blogger and pin from the original source!

Keep Calm and Pin from the Original Source ~ www.natashainoz.com


+Meg Falciani from Adventures with Jude shared a post about her Sunday Sharing Pinterest Party.



Shaun & Christin from Blue Crab Martini shared their recipe for Coconut & Clementine Paleo Ice Cream.
Coconut & Clementine Ice Cream from www.BlueCrabMartini.com


+Kellyann McClennen  from Making More shared her recipe for Roasted Avocados with Salsa



+Kendra Stamy from A Proverbs 31 Wife shared her Yellow and Grey Nursery.
Setting up a baby nursery in grey and yellow, with a birds and branches theme


Khadija from Creative Khadija shared her Anthro Inspired Bracelet.
Anthro inspired bracelet diy

Thank you so much for joining in with last week's party ! Please feel free to grab an "I Was Featured" button!

Natasha in Oz


So, what have you been up to this week? 

If you have been crafting, baking, planning, gardening or organising a party this week I would love it if you could share your favourite post of the week with me at this weekend's

Say G'day Saturday Linky Party.

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You can link up a post about your favourite recipe, craft, idea, tutorial, Instagram pics, DIY projects or even your own linky parties. Just add the url of your particular blog post that you would like us to visit to the Linky tool below.

Feel free to grab the code for the Say G'day Saturday button and add that to your post so that your readers might be able to find other bloggers who would like to Say G'Day!

I'd also love it if you could tweet about the party-just click the 'Tweet Button' below!


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Please note: by linking up to the Say G'day Party, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post, including pictures, in feature posts on Natasha in Oz. I may also feature your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with all credit being given to the original source.

Let's try and Say G'day to as many people as possible this weekend!




Thanks so much for joining in with this week's party. Please click the button below to see where I am linking up this week!




Thanks so much for visiting today. I really do appreciate your visits, comments, emails, tweets, plus 1's, likes and, of course, your friendship. Thank you!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 
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