A few of my Favourite Things Give Away!

In the last few months I have been so lucky and have been tagged with some wonderful "awards". Thanks so much to these lovely friends for the following awards:

Debbie from Beautiful Dee's, Claire at To Be Me Jewelry, Chyme Cindy, Blondee from Blondee's Diary, Amy at Artistically Amy, January Asia and Steven Hui from The Caffeinated Globe, Mya from Elbows on my Window Sill, Anastasia from Sweet butter Bliss and Cathy from Just an Aussie Girl!

So now I have to obey the rules and I have to:

1. List the top ten things that make me happy.

2. Share with my favourite bloggers and ask them to do the same.

3. Link the blog's I choose and link the blogs of the people who gave it to me.

So....I hope the following people don't mind being tagged with these awards!

I have chosen:

1.Blondee, Debi, and Johanna to receive the Trendy Blog award because their blogs are natural, beautiful and welcoming.

2.Dawn from Dawn and Aggie, Elizabeth from I Heart Sunny Days and my son Big Al to receive the Sunshine award because they make me smile.

3.Cindy from Purple Froggie Clay Stuff, Melissa from Those Northern Skies and Allessandra from Random Tips to receive the Bright side award because their blogs are positive, happy and bright.

4. Dawn from Mom-o-logues and my daughter Maddy, Rosie from Roses and Rutabagas and Susan from My Place to Yours to receive the One lovely Blog award because their blogs are just....well...LOVELY!

If you haven't been to visit any of the sweet bloggers I have mentioned then please go and say hi-you will be glad you did!

Now, to the 10 top things that make me happy:

1.My Family

2. Reading magazines while relaxing with a cup of tea.

3.Going to the Beach

4.Christmas! Have you seen my new Christmas Blog yet? Please pop in if you have a moment!

5. Disneyland...at Christmastime!


7. My kitchen!


9.Pink Roses

And the final thing that makes me happy, thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life,  is decorating with cloches! Thank you Marty for introducing me to the cloche!

I love the way that I am able to share my favourite things with my blog friends and that they have taught me so many wonderful things. I am very grateful to so many people for making my first year of blogging so wonderful and rewarding.

When I started this blog one year ago I decided that I would use it to give thanks for the wonderful things that happen in my life. I wanted to spend 5 minutes a day focusing on being positive and grateful. I wanted my blog to be a celebration of my family and of all of things that my life special. I wanted to blog about my favourite things in life and I wanted to meet new friends from all around the world.

I have learnt so many things this year but the most important thing has been to give thanks for the many things that have made my life so happy.

So to say a big thank you to my blogging friends I am having a give away....A favourite things give away!

I am giving away some of my favourite things to two people. The first gift will consist of an Australian made candle and an issue of Australian Country Style magazine which comes with a "Keep Calm and Carry On" tea towel.

I loved this magazine so much I bought a copy for the winner and a copy for me!

The second gift is another magazine, "Notebook", and a New Zealand made lavender soap which sits on a wooden soap dish.

If you would like to join in and enter you must first be a visible follower. I will use the random generator thingy to select my two winners so please leave a comment telling me that you are a follower. If you would like to add something to your sidebar about this give away please let me know you have done so in another comment and you can have another chance at winning.

I will post these gifts to anywhere in the world so all of my blogging friends are welcome to join in!

The names will be selected on October 1st.

~Give away is now closed~

I wish I could send all of my blogging friends a gift as you are all so special to me. Thank you so much for your support, comments and of, course, Friendship!

Blessings and best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 


  1. You really do a have a beautiful family, Natasha, and so nice to learn more about you. Great give aways!...Christine

  2. What a wonderful family...and I, too, loved reading and learning more about you. Great post...

  3. I'm lovin' your cloche with the orange in it, what a great pop of color! I follow both of your fun blogs:@)

  4. Congratulations on your 1 year in blogging, Natasha!

    Loved this post!

  5. Love the orange and the potpourri in your apothecary jar. I think they are the perfect cloche. Yours looks so pretty and I am sure it smells devine. Congratulations on your anniversary. I love to blog too and I am always so inspired by all my blogging friends like you. Your giveaway is so lovely and I would love to be entered. I am of course a faithful follower. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Natasha!! What a beautiful post. I love how you posted your top ten things and your family was first!!

  7. Hi there...I did not know you had this Christmas post! I am going there to look it all over...I LOVE Christmas too, one year I left my tree up until February! I love many of the same things that you do here...life is great isn't it?! (Sent your little package off this morning!) ;D

  8. Very nice Natasha!
    Your cloche looks so pretty and congrats on your bloggy anniversary too.
    I love Disney at Christmas too, isn't it just awesome!

  9. Thank you for the lovely award Natasha!

    I truly love your kitchen! The windows are just fabulous!

    And tea cups! How I love tea cups....my Gram collected them, and after she passed away her priceless collection was left to me. I don't use them, but I treasure them. Gram always said that tea cups were the sign of a lady. ;)

    Very thoughtful give away! Have a wonderful day.

  10. wow, I think we love all the same things.

  11. The awards are VERY MUCH deserved! And you do, indeed, have a beautiful family ... :) The giveaway sounds fabulous -- good thing I'm a follower!

  12. Natasha, thank you for giving me the "One Lovely Blog" award! I'll be happy to play along. I'll also be honored to be entered into your blogaversary giveway. What lovely gifts you have selected.

  13. Hi Natasha...congratulations on your awards and this wonderful post...What a fabulous beach pic!!! Please count me in your giveaway...I'm already a follower...Dzintra♥x

  14. Happy Blogiversary Natasha!!! I see your son has got the bug too. Too cute! And count me in for your giveaway. My odds aren't good with all your followers though! xxoxx

  15. Fun give-away -- and you've created a beautiful fall cloche.

  16. That glass cloche is just what I need, large and beautiful. What a lovely post, and I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful home, Char

  17. Hi Natasha! Oh, you have a lovely little family and so much to be thankful for!
    Your kitchen is gorgeous! Can't wait for you to show it off at my Heart of the Home Party! I'm drooling all over the keyboard seeing it!
    What a great giveaway.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Hi Natasha...

    Congratulations on your one year blogaversary, my friend! Sending my very best wishes for yet another year of blogging success and much blogging bliss! I really enjoyed reading..as well as viewing your list of your 10 favorite things! Ohhh...and your apothecary jar is gorgeous! They really are so much fun to decorate! How very sweet of you to give such lovely gifts in honor of your blog birthday! I would love any one of those sweet gifts!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  19. Hi Natasha,

    Congratulations for the 1st Bloggaversary and for the huge list of awards. I am pleased that you have donnated me the "Trendy Blog award". It is such a good idea to spend every day 5 Minutes focusing on being positive and grateful. Thats what I enjoy at you blog as much as your wonderful photos. I think I am a visible follower since a long time. I have seen your sweet children sometimes at the blog. You are really generous to share your pretty give aways with your intrnational readers.
    Wish you all the Best.
    Greetings, Johanna

  20. That was a really fun post....all around. You have a beautiful family...and many of your favorite things are my favorite things as well. Glad you came to the party so I could "meet" you.

    I'm a follower too... Please enter me in that SUPER GRAND giveaway...

    Warm blessings,

  21. Thank you dear, you gave me the best award, and this is the first time I can enter a givaway, because usually they are for inside Us only.
    It would be nice to have a tangible something from down under, besides they are beautiful gifts.
    You are a very special person, and I love the list you made, your gorgeous family, the path to the beach....
    And congratulations for your blogiversary.

  22. Hi Natascha.......congratulations with all your awards !!!! great !! ....and a give away.....nice nice!! please count me in.......fingers crossed......and who knows???...happy day darling.....lots of hugs and love from me....Ria......

  23. Their is a link on my blog for you...but more importent their is a link in my heart for you !!! love love love !! Ria..

  24. Thanks so much for sharing the Sunshine Award. We're glad we make you smile!

  25. Congrats on your Blogging anniversary!
    I would love to go to Disney at Christmas! How fun that must have been! :)


  26. I am a follower :)

    And that's a great looking family you have there and I love love love your picture leading to the beach!

  27. Congrats on all of your wonderful awards...you soooo deserve them!

    This is such a wonderful post...I loved reading about all of your fav's! Your apothecary jar is darling...one of my favorite ways to display beautiful goodies;)!


  28. Congratulations on all of your awards! It is really nice to learn more about you and your family. I love your reasons for starting the blog...I'm relatively new to this world, and I was just beginning if anyone did this blog thing just for the fun of it? OR if everyone was doing it for some business purpose, and I was the only poor soul who didn't realize that! It's so good to know that others are out there doing it for the fun of it, to stay focused on the good things in life and to meet beautiful people around the world. Thanks for your words today!

  29. Natasha- I loved seeing photos of your cute family! I see we love lots of the same things. I also love your window seat in your dining room. I have always wanted one! Happy one yr. blogaversary! Great gifts--I am a follower. I am so glad to know you have a Christmas blog--going to check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

  30. Natasha, I will love to participate in your giveaway! You know I am a follower already and it's a pleasure to visit your blog.
    I will copy your giveaway button to my sidebar.

  31. I really love to visit with you and I enjoy your Sunday Music.
    You have taught me many special things like music station 365, to enjoy taking photos of the sky and how beautiful your country is. I am a follower of your blog.I would love to win your givaway.

  32. Hi Natasha, congratulations for your first blog anniversary! You have a very beautiful family!

    What a fabulous giveaway!


  33. Congrats on a year of blogging. I'm so glad that we have "met" here in Blogland. I just love chatting with someone who lives on the other side of the world...how lucky we are to be able to do that! Of course I follow you...for a long time now.

    Your cloche is gorgeous!


  34. Congratulations on a successful year Natasha, I love your list of ten favourite things today. It has been great to get to know you. Have a great weekend and see you Sunday :)

  35. Oh Natasha,
    I am soooo honored that you have gifted me with this "LOVELY" award you are so dear...there is a link on my site for you too...have a great weekend...love Rosie

  36. I have something for you on my blog, don't worry it's not an award ;)

  37. Hi again Natasha!

    Your button is now on my page. Have a wonderful day.


  38. Hey Natasha!! Congratulations on your award and your beautiful blog. I l-o-v-e my 5 minutes with you!!!! Already a follower...

  39. Congratulations on your awards...and on your blogoversary!

    Wonderful 'favorite' things --I love the tea towel!!

    I'm a follower. :)

  40. Hi Natasha:
    I am a follower from Canada of both your blogs and love them. I was so excited to see a Christmas blog. It's beautiful. Lovely give-away gifts. Deb =^..^=x5

  41. Thanks for the award!! You are terribly sweet.

  42. What fabulous photos...loved the content also!!!

  43. Happy First Blogiversary!

    What a great post Natasha! You really have such a beautiful family. I also like learning a bit more about you.

    Great giveaway! I am a follower of your wonderful blog.

    ~ Tracy

  44. I loved reading your favourite things. Megan xx

  45. Such personal things to you. I love them all! Congrats on your one year and many more to come!!! :O)

  46. This is a lovely tribute post to your favourite things Natasha.

  47. Congrats. Would love to be entered and you know I follow.

  48. Thank you SO MUCH Natasha for the wonderful award! It makes me happy that I atleast make one person smile:)
    I love the things that make you happy - you have such a gorgeous family, and a beautiful kitchen too!
    Wishing you a very Happy 1st Blogiversary and look forward to reading many many more of your wonderful posts.
    P.S Gorgeous giveaway too :)

  49. What a gorgeous blog you have! I've only just found it today ~ Congratulations on your 1yr blog Anniversary ♥

  50. I'll certainly keep my fingers crossed Natasha,what a great giveaway and of course, I really enjoy following you..xx

  51. Love your favorite things- beautiful family! Love your beach picture also as well as your kitchen. Like your large window very much.

    I have been a follower for a long time. Enjoy your posts and admire your pep, energy and creativity.

  52. I'm new to your blog but it's a pleasure to stroll through it. Thanks for the giveaway, Rosanna

  53. Your 5 minutes is well worth my 15 to take a look at your lovely blog and photo images and creativity!Congrats! Yvette

  54. I just love your blog and so enjoy reading it (one of my favourite things). Being another Brisbanite I enjoy seeing the things you do - has given me some wonderful ideas of things to do with my own family. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

  55. Hi,

    What a great over... would love to have it as a winner...^^

    Congratulation on your first year blog anniversary!

    Be blessed!


  56. Loved finding out more about you and your favorites. You're definitely a favorite of mine!


  57. Your favorite things list is so similar to mine...I just found your blog, and then I found out that you also have a Christmas blog...now I must go check that out as well. Congratulations on the milestone.

  58. Well good afternoon Natasha, you will probably having a delicious dinner with your beloved family right now. It's morning in my little corner, off for some grocery shopping. Your giveaway is filled with gorgeous and thoughtful treasures!
    Wishing you a lovely evening and a happy rest of the week. xxxxx

  59. We like a lot of the same things... I so enjoy magazines.. and now blogging to find wonderful ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll be following you as well.

  60. Happy Blogaverary and thanks for the great giveaway.

  61. I am also a Follower. thanks again

  62. Hello there - I've been having a read-around of my magazine Swap participants and have had a lovely time reading your blog - now I'm a follower. I'd love the chance to win one of your lovely prizes - magazine included! Thanks for the opportunity.

  63. loved your blog! beautiful photos. I am Brazilian, come visit my blog! kiss, Juliana

  64. Hi Natasha, I was choosing my five most favorite creative blogs to pass on the Kreativ Blogger award to, and yours popped into my head instantly. I wanted to send my readers to some really awesome blogs. I'll be posting it in the morning. Just wanted to let you know.

    xo Donna @ Comin'Home

  65. I 'm so glad to have found your lovely blog and congratulations on your anniversary. a whole year of archives to enjoy! Penny L xx



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