A "Thank you" give away.

When I first started blogging in September last year Spring had sprung and I was about to begin my long service leave. I was so excited about spending more time with my family and blogging was a new adventure that I thought might help me pass the days. Well, I have since resigned from my full time teaching position and our family is much happier and calmer now that I am more or less a stay-at-home-mum. The 5 minutes that I spend each day on my little blog has been the icing on the cake and I am so happy that I delved into the world of blogging.

There is another reason why blogging has made my life happier....YOU!!!  My dear blogging friends, you have provided me with laughter, entertainment, a plethora of recipes and decorating ideas and the most beautiful words of encouragement during these last few months.

So, to celebrate a new season and to thank you for following my blog (wow, nearly 200 followers!)  I would like to have a little give away.

I have 2 little packages to send to 2 friends from anywhere around the world.

The 1st package contains

A pretty pink and purple beaded tassel

A Handkerchief

And a Brisbane spoon

The 2nd package contains

A lavender drawer sachet

A gift tag

 And another Brisbane spoon.

Please don't worry about posting anything about this on your blogs (but if you want to then cheers!)

All I ask is:

1. That you are follower (you are so very welcome to become one!) and
2. I would love it if you could please leave a comment on this post.

I will randomly choose 2 followers on March 11, my sister Holly's birthday!

Thank you again for your support, kindness and for being such great Bloggy friends!

Best wishes always,

PS Please come visit a new blog that I share with my 2 younger sisters, 3 Sisters,365. I am the bossy older sister!


  1. No worries Natasha...Please count me in your giveaway!!! Wow 200 Followers...I have met so many nice people in Blogland...Dzintra♥x

  2. Natasha-I am so glad you are enjoying blogging. I never dreamed how many friends I would make! Congratulations. Your giveaway items are gorgeous. You know I am a follower! Please count me in!

  3. Good Morning Natasha Sweetie...
    What a wonderful giveaway. The tassle is so pretty. I love the tag also. The Brisbane spoon is so special. Any one of us ladies will be so lucky to win one of these packages. I am a follower sweetie.

    How special to have the drawing on your sweet sister's birtday. I love it. Please tell Ms Holly Happy Birthday, and I am wishing her many more to come.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  4. Natasha,
    Lucky you getting to be a stay at home mom-I know your children are blessed for it. I'm not surprised you have so many followers. You reach out to so many people with you kindness.

    Lovely giveaways!

  5. Natasha,
    What a beautiful giveaway...please enter me and I will keep my fingers cross:) It has been so much FUN talking to you and sharing ideas...I still have the award that you sent to me posted on my blog:) Hope you have a wonderful week!


  6. You started at the same time I did...isnt' it fun? You spend 5 minutes a day on your blog? I seem to spend hours reading, writing and picture taking!

    You giveaways are lovely and I already am a follower!


  7. I didn't relise you had only been blogging a short time, you are a pro! I hope one day my blog is as popular as yours, keep up the good work.

  8. Hi Natasha,
    You are such a sweet friend and I just love my visits to your blog. Congratulations on almost reaching 200 followers. You'll be at 300 before you know it :-) Beautiful giveaway gifts...Wishing you a wonderful 1st day of March. Oh and before I forget...just grabbed your button for my sidebar scroll widget. Thank you.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  9. OOOHHH> I Love it..Count me in please.

  10. such lovely things! that tassel is amazing!

    i am about to become a follower and will list your contest on my blog, even though it isn't "required!"

    thanks. and happy birthday to Holly!

  11. I am so happy that you started blogging, because I enjoy reading your sweet stories and seeing your pictures! It has been fun getting to know you :)
    Wow! What beautiful gifts!
    Hope you are having a great day!!

  12. Count me in, Natasha. You know I love a freebie!! Cheers Anita

  13. Hi Natasha, I have so enjoyed your blog. I, too, used to teach school and made the decision to stay at home with my children. Now they are almost all "out of the nest" and I haven't regretted my decision for one single minute. I would love to be included in your beautiful give away.

  14. Oh I'm sure Anita will win something because she's on a roll hahahaha! Well done you for one whole year of blogging. You have a well kept secret though - how do you do it all in FIVE minutes. You must explain it over a cocktail at Mooloolaba beach one day.

  15. Well, Ange, I really do spend about 5 minutes posting my blog but I also spend about 3 hours on "research"!


  16. Haha, I was going to ask the same question as (the other) Ange. How do you do it in 5 minutes. Thanks for clearing that up Natasha:o)
    Don't you just love not having to rush out the door to work every morning! I feel genuine sadness for those women that HAVE to work but would rather not.
    Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

  17. How ever do you only blogfor 5 min a day?
    I would love to know that secret :)
    Seriously I love your blog and always enjoy your visits to mine too
    That pink tassel is beautiful!!

  18. Congrats for the 100 followers! What a sweetie you are. Both gifts are lovely. Blessings*

  19. What beautiful gifts and I am so glad that I recently found you.

  20. Thanks for coming by for tea; do pop by later as well , when the 'tea trolley' actually rolls out, laden with goodies!

    Love what you've posted!


  21. I love reading your blog and spending 5 minutes a day with you. Thanks!

  22. Yes Natasha, I enjoyed reading your blog and really glad you're one of my friend.

  23. Hi Natasha

    I would love to enter your give away. I have just become a follower of both your blogs. I have also put your blog button on my blog. Have a good day.
    Jackie, Surrey UK.

  24. Natasha,
    my first visit here and look at that sweet give-away -
    I love being a Stay at home/work Mom! I work from home which is wonderful.

  25. Natasha, love your blog...I'm all about taking time out for yourself! Good for you! Love the kerchief...it made me think of the one my mum had given me on my wedding day and I tucked away inside my wedding dress only to find at the end of the night it had been lost! I felt horrible!

  26. Congratulations with your 205 followers Natasha! I'm so happy to be one of them. Please count me in for your beautiful give away. Have a nice week, hug Antonia

  27. Such a cute blog...love the name and am becoming a follower!
    Hogs & Kisses

  28. Hi Natasha, Thank you for visiting my blog. It's so generous of you to have a give away! You have a very lovely blog...Marcia

  29. I have only recently come across your blog and so enjoy reading it. You do so many special things with your kids (which I never seem to have enough time to do) and inspire me to get organised to find some time around to do baking and craft with my kids.
    Beautiful give away as well.

  30. So nice of you to visit my blog, I like your blog as well.
    Have a nice weekend,
    greetings from Holland Madelon

  31. Great blog ! I just became a follower. Wonderful give away.

  32. Please throw my name into the hat for the give-away! Thank you!

  33. I love it all!!!! I'm going to follow your blog...I like it here!

    Deborah in NC

  34. The space where I "follow" is blank for some reason...I'll be back later to try again.

    Deborah in NC

  35. Natasha what beautiful things you are giving away! I am a follower so I hope I win!

  36. Hi Susan,

    You have created such a beautiful place to escape to. I love it.
    Your giveaway is so very lovely! I bought a kit at least 20 years ago to learn how to make tassels, it is still in drawer waiting for me. Your tassel is beautiful as is all the other wonderful things you are sharing. Lavender is right next to chocolate on my list of things I love. P.S. Thank you for visiting my blog and being a new freind. Joanie

  37. Oh my goodness Natasha, I think I addressed you as Susan, I am so goofy in the morning. I just got so excited over your give-away I forgot what I was doing. We all know that there are not many things we like to hear more than our own names. Please forgive

  38. How wonderful! I love your blog and someday I plan to have my own. I am a follower, so I would definitely appreciate being entered in your giveaway! Either one of these prizes would be fantastic to win. Thanks and keep up the great work on your blog!

  39. I just found your blog and I love it. I collect spoons and would love to add your to my collection. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day.

  40. The banana muffins look yummy. And please include me in the giveaway

  41. Natasha, count us in we are new followers of yours as well as new blogger. We will follow you throughout you journey.

    Maria & Ruth
    Hunted Treasures

  42. Please enter me in your lovely give away. I'm not sure what a Brisbane spoon is; but they look lovely.



  43. Please include me in your giveaway. Not sure what a Brisbane spoon is either but all of it looks so neat. Thank you.
    Have a blessed weekend.

  44. Hi Jo and Julie! Thanks so much for joining in with my "thank you" give away. I just wanted to fill you in the spoons- I collect spoons so since I live in Brisbane,I thought it might be nice to give away a couple of spoons from my home town.

    Best wishes and good luck!

  45. Such a great idea, those lovely spoons from your home town. I collect spoons too, for they are cute, little and always nice and easy to show somewhere. (I chose a beautiful little glass to store them in.)
    Anyway, enjoy Autumn time, and it's pretty pretty colors....
    Have a marvelous week ahead, dearest Natascha! xo

  46. Hi Natasha

    Thanks for your very kind words on my post today. Your right, I think the UK is finally agreeing with me! Now, something has changed here, new header, background? Whatever it is , it looks great! Loved reading about Miss M's muffins...they look yummy. I still call it Home Economics as well. It is a hard one to change. Sounds like you are enjoying your new found freedom. Great to read what you are up too!
    All the best
    Jeanne :)

  47. Lovely things to give away! Thanks Natasha, I love stopping be here. I always leave so happy.

    I'm going to go and stop by your new blog!

  48. I came over from Designs by Gollum's Foodie Friday. Please enter me. I am a follower.

  49. Wow, I didn't realise you were so new to the blogging world. Well the number of followers you have shows just how great your blog is. Thanks for taking 5 minutes each day to bring us lovely things.

  50. Ist time here but looking over your blog I will be back...I am a blog stalker..opps lover of all blogs and can't get enough of reading all of them.

  51. Hi! thanks for commenting on my blog and becoming a follower. I just became one of yours too. I just saw ayour lovely tea post... I love taking some time out of the day and just sitting and drinking tea with friends. So relaxing.
    Looks like you are having a really beautiful giveaway! Please enter me in as well. :-)

  52. Natasha I am amazed how we become friends with souls that frequent our blogs and we make such close connections. It seems as though we are kindrid spirits with some.
    I have been blogging since 2006 and met such genuine caring people..who cared enough to send me encouragement every day while I fought cancer these past 8 months..never a day went by without emails cards oh so many cards and words of love.Now I am in remission.
    Yes blogging is a rewarding experience! Contine to enjoy as do I!blessings to you! anna

  53. Oh my goodness how fun! I am drooling over the first package!! I collect handkerchiefs and spoons when I travel!! You are a delight! So fun to visit your blog with so many beautiful and inspiring things!



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