I won a give away and 5 Minutes with....Julie!

Welcome friends to my second 5 Minutes with.....post!

I am sure that I don't have to introduce my next blogging friend to many of you but for those of you who haven't yet met her, may I please introduce to you the very sweet Julie Harward!

Julie is the proud mom of eight children, grandma to twenty and she recently became a great-grandma! She is also one of the sweetest bloggers you will ever meet! Julie blogs about her family, her life in Utah, yummy recipes and her faith.

Click here to visit now!

I was lucky enough to be the winner of one of her beautiful give aways recently. She is so sweet that has a give away every month!  I won this beautiful apron. 

Thank you to Maddy for modelling it for me!

Sweet Julie didn't just send this pretty apron all the way to Australia from Utah...She also sent me all of these goodies! 

Thank you so much Julie for being so kind and generous. I loved everything!

So without any further ado, let's spend the next 5 minutes with....Julie!

What’s your daily beauty routine?
My daily beauty routine is...go for my 4 mile walk, get home and take a bath in my soaker tub, put my moisturizer on (I mix 1/2 Oil of Olay, night cream and 1/2 Ponds).
Then I put the basic make up on, foundation and blush, mascara. Then I do my hair with my flat iron and I'm done in about 15 minutes.

What type of music do you listen to when you are relaxing?

The music I love to listen to all day is...Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble etc. and when I have a lot to do, I turn it to a faster paced music and go to town!

What is your favourite fragrance?
My favorite fragrance is Chanel No 5...I have worn it for years!

What are you reading at the moment?
Every day I read the scriptures in the AM and I am currently reading a book called "The Undaunted" by Gerald Lund about early pioneers.

Which room in your home brings you the most joy?
The room that brings me the most joy is the room in which I need to be at that moment! My bathroom for soaking, my kitchen for creating either sewing or cooking, and my library for blogging, and my great room for cuddling with my honey and watching TV or a movie...while I get a foot rub! ;D

What is your favourite dinner party meal?

Favorite dinner party meal...depends on who I am serving. But my favorite meals are with my family...big pots of soup and chili, pot roast with potatoes and gravy, a fresh veggie, jello salad, rolls....and dessert!

Tea or coffee?
Tea or coffee...sorry but I never drank either of them. Mostly because it is part of the law of the Word of Wisdom that we all live in our Church...The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Maybe it is how I was brought up but I don't even like the smell of coffee...I know, you think I'm crazy! LOL

Favourite holiday photo?
My favorite holiday photo is...our family Christmas cards. We have done them most years, less frequently since the family is more spread out but it's fun! And in my home for Christmas I have a mixture of The Nativity and Santa Claus pictures too.

Describe your blog in one sentence….

My blog in one sentence....It is a mixture of life, me, my family, good things to eat and just sharing with all of you dear sweet friends out there in the world...love you all!

Thank you so much Julie for spending time with me in my little corner of the world Down Under. It has been wonderful getting to know you a little more. 

I hope you will go and visit Julie at her beautiful blog, Circle Cliff Views.  Be sure to tell her I said "Hi!"

Best wishes always,
Natasha In Oz 


  1. What asuper post. Julie is one busy, and obviously very happy lady, and doesn't she look good! Will be off to view her blog now.
    Super parcel too.

  2. It is always so lovely to read about others and their lives and your friend sounds like a truly lovely person, thanks for spending that 5 mins. Hope you are having a lovely week, cheers Katherine

  3. Congrats on your fun win Natasha! It was nice to read about Julie too! Have a great day:@)

  4. Hi Natasha,
    thank you for this nice post. Congratulation for your win. Julie looks really very sympatical and the little princess is so cute.
    Greetings, Johanna

  5. Congratulations on your win! Sounds like you had a fun time.

  6. What a great gift basket! She's a great-grandmother?! She looks wonderful - will have to pay close attention to her choice of moisterizer. :)

  7. I loved my 5 minutes here throughly... Congrats on the winnings!! I watched some cwg events on tv, couldnt watch live as I live in Mumbai..
    Have a nice day:)

  8. Oh my gosh Natasha...I am still blushing! You are such a sweet lady! You went to a lot of work to put this together and find the pictures...what a sweet friend you are! Now it's tears...yes, I do just love you! Thanks again for all your kindness to me...I feel so blessed to know you! (Good luck with the microwave caramels too!) :D

  9. What a lovely surprise to have found you and for you to have reintroduced me to Julie! I first happened upon her blog when I was very new to this blogging world - a couple of weeks ago actually - and I had "lost" her! But now, thanks to you...she is found again!
    You have a lovely blog and I love your blog's name! it's so true...5 minutes can be found in a busy day "for me" even when we don't think so!
    Please join me at my history blog - It's about St. Nicholas and Christmas (And I see you love Christmas too!!)and follow along if you'd like! I'd love to have you!I'm going to become a "follower" of yours now!

  10. Julie is so sweet! Thgis was a great post!
    Have a pretty day!

  11. She sounds like an amazing woman and she looks great too. so many grandbabies. I just have one that arrived in July and I am so excited. I can't imagine more all at once. Wow.

  12. Natasha, I think you're one of the sweetest bloggers too! You always have good things to say and it's a joy to spend 5 minutes with you.

    It was nice to read about Julie too! Very nice things she sent your way!

    Have a lovely day!

  13. Great-grandmothers certainly don't look like they used to! Whatever she is doing is working...inside and out! I enjoyed reading about her and congrats on your win!

  14. quite an interesting post! Julie seems such a sweet lady and she's even pretty too! have a good week!

  15. What a lovey introduction to a sweet woman. Looks like you got a lot of goodies. Enjoyed the visit with both of you.

  16. Thankyou for introducing me to Julie, how can she possibly be old enough to be a great- grandmother!

  17. what a loving tribute to a wonderful,
    inspiring woman. enjoy your pretty

    i'm hopping over to your Christmas
    blog now. :)

  18. Oh yes, Julie is so very, very sweet.
    ...as are you my dear!
    Lovin' that brand spankin' new apron...cute model too!
    Happy day dear one...love Rosie

  19. Hello Natasha,

    Congratulations on your wonderful prizes! What a great post about Julie! I did not know Julie and am grateful for the introduction. I am now one of her newest followers. What an amazing woman!

    ~ Tracy

  20. Wow, what a cute tiny little baby! Thanks so much for adding the button, I am truly honored.

  21. Wow, those pies are some serious pies! Just stopping by as I often see your beautiful profile photo by your comments on other blogs and thought I should stop in and say hi! :)

  22. Natasha, sorry I've been absent for awhile. Life seems to get in the way sometimes. ;-)
    It's been fun to catch up a bit here. Great pics of your trip to NY. NY is one of my favorite places to spend time. Looks like you and your family took it all in.
    Thanks for introducing us to Julie. She is new to me, and I'm happy to find her blog.
    Also thrilled to know about the new online magazine. I'll definitely be a frequent visitor. Thanks!
    Hope you have a terrific weekend. ~ Sarah



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