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Friday, July 20

A little giveaway for you

So it's my birthday today, not a milestone birthday yet but soonish (how does that happen so quickly), and I wanted to share the gift giving around with you! I have three prizes to giveaway so if you enjoy crafting of the crochet, knitting, stitching or sewing variety then there is something here for you.  The giveaway is open to Australian blog followers only *Edited 24.7.12* Just hit the follower connect button at the bottom of the page if you aren't a follower already and I will randomly draw three winners next Friday the 27th of July.  There was one thing I wanted to ask though, could you please tell me what you enjoy most about visiting, or maybe there is something you would like to see more of here on my blog or is there something that you are interested in me writing about that you might be curious to know more after visiting my blog or something you don't like (hopefully not).  I would love to hear your thoughts.
Good luck everyone.  Enjoy your weekend

39 comments:

  1. Wishing you a very happy birthday Catherine. Hope your day & the year ahead is everything that you wish for. Enjoy your special day!
    What a lovely jester, you shouldn't be giving things away on your birthday. I love your photography work, you take beautiful shots.
    ps.. love the handmade living book, I've eyed that book off for a while. fingers crossed.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Nx

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  2. happy birthday catherine. have a wonderful day. there is never enough candles to blow out :) enjoy! xo

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  3. Happy Happy Birthday to you...hope the sun is shining on you today and you have been spoilt. Don't change anything ..it's your blog and I love popping by just to see what you are up to....that's what makes our blogs our own.....we write just what we feel like at the time.
    Happy weekend to you

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  4. Happy Birthday! I love your blog because it's sweet and full of pretty things and you're an Australian blogger which means we share the same seasons and i can related to your posts a lot more than others.

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  5. Happy Birthday to YOU! I love reading you blog cause it's real. It's day to day joys (and sometimes struggles) of your life so I feel I can relate to it :)

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  6. Happy Birthday Catherine
    Its a calm oasis here...I love it
    xx

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  7. (if you could change one thing it would be to get rid of the horrible "confirm you can read silly words and letters to leave your comment thingy")

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  8. Don't enter me in the giveway but I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. I love just hearing about your days and life and general. And enjoying your photos.

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  9. Happy birthday my beautiful friend. I hope you've had a lovely day today and been showered with love and affection. Your giveaway is so very generous Catherine. Your blog has always remained one of my favourites and I honestly wouldn't change anything about the way you blog or what you blog about. I am constantly inspired by things you share and find myself wanting to try things you have, to cook something from a new recipe of yours or to get out my camera and to practise taking photos as beautiful as yours. I love that you blog about a range of things and that your blog is such a wonderful, honest reflection of you, your life and your family. I relate to you so well xx

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  10. Congratulations on another orbit of the sun! Happy Birthday. Hope you are having a great time of it. As to feedback for your blog, you are going to be disappointed with this comment as I have nothing constructive to add. I simply enjoy your writings, pics, recipes and creativity. And personally, you always have something lovely to say here and over at mine and others' blogs too. I think your giveaway is awesomely generous. xx Fi

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  11. Happy birthday to you! I wish I was an Australian blogger. :) You do your blog your way. Always nice to pop by for a visit. Take care. Tammy

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  12. Happy Birthday!! Your fabulous pictures are so inspiring. Hope you had a great day and thanks for the lovely giveaway! x

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  13. Happy happy happy to you! Hope you got to celebrate in style. I love visiting here most of all for your gorgeous photos. Have a lovely weekend x

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  14. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Catherine! I love visiting your blog for your beautiful photos, recipes & craft ideas and honest writing.

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  15. Happy Birthday Catherine!! hope you had a great day and enjoy a lovely weekend with your family.Did you make a cake with the girls?
    I think your blog has a great mix of craft/cooking/family life and your wonderful photos capture it all, don't change a thing!!! X

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  16. Haaaaappppyyyy birthday!!!! Eat a big piece of cake for me. :)

    Dang, I wish I could win the giveaway. Good luck to all you Aussies! :)

    I really enjoy your photography posts. It is so fun to see your unique take on the world and also how you push yourself, such as with taking photos of strangers. Tell on... :)

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  17. Happy birthday Catherine! I hope it was filled with favourites.

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  18. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Catherine,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    I really like your honesty in your blog, and how there is no fakeness.

    Thankyou and keep going!

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  19. Happy day to you Catherine and how kind of you to share it with us in this way. I love your blog as you post most days, take gorgeous photos and your blog has a very considered calmness about it which I very much like. All the craft projects ( actually finished) unlike at my place, are inspiring as well. melx

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  20. Happy birthday! I love seeing your creations, I'm always inspired by them. I also love how down to earth and real your blog is, very refreshing :)

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  21. Happy birthday, dear Catherine. I am an international follower, so I am not partecipating to the giveway but I want to leave my feelings on your blog.
    It is the right mix of family life, personal feelings, crafts and recipes, sesoned with humour, passion and compassion.
    I like reading what you write, I think that the blog is perfect as it is.

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  22. Happy Birthday Catherine. I am quite new to your blog having found it from another blog. I love that your blog is an Aussie one and I love how down to earth it is. Of course we have similiar interests which is why I follow you but one thing that made me bookmark you were the goals you listed on the right hand side of your blog as they are very in tune with my own goals. Vanessa

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  23. Happy birthday Catherine, I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  24. Happy birthday Catherine! Mine was on the 17th. Love your ideas, creativity and inspiration here. Would love a copy of the home book. Eyed it for a while now. Xx ashley

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  25. Happy belated Birthday Catherine! (sorry...i shall blame the twins for not getting here sooner lol)How sweet of you to offer a giveaway!
    I love to visit your blog because you inspire me through your photos and the simplicity of your posts. I love that you share snippets of your family with us and that you see the beauty and joy in everyday things...i love that you share that with us and i wouldn't change a thing. A trip to your blog always brightens my day...and many others i am sure.
    Hope you had a lovely day special lady xx

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  26. Happy happy Birthday Catherine. I love all about your blog - it is fantastic... but, and it isn't a real big but just a little tiny one, it would be cool if you changed you settings so I could read it and see the photos in my reader.
    Thanks for the chance to win all those brilliant goodies. You're awesome.

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  27. Happy birthday Catherine. When I read a blog, the authors personality shines through. I can tell you are such an honest and caring person. And this is why I love coming back. Also, because you have some good ideas and interesting thoughts. Hope you had the happiest day. x

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  28. Hope you had a great day Catherine - Happy Birthday to You!
    I love visiting your blog for your great recipe's, the honey jumble link is a firm favourite in this house, and I just tweeted your chicken stock recipe to a twitter friend. I also love your photography, you blog seems like a calm quiet place - there is too much noise at my house which is full of boys!
    Jacqueline

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  29. Happy belated birthday, Gorgeous. You are a sweetheart, giving us presents! Visiting your blog is always such a pleasure. I would love to learn how to crochet and eventually attempt a granny rug so any posts along that line would be brilliant. J x

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  30. Happy birthday Catherine.
    I enjoy stopping by because your pictures are always so beautiful and inspiring. Also you seem to have a wonderful spirit and tenderness.
    I would love to learn some photography tips, I have a great eye but am so busy i cannot attend classes yet. Some really easy practical setting tips would be great I am shooting only on p so I need to expand.
    Keep it up is all I can say, I will keep coming back.

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  31. Happy birthday Catherine. I love the beautiful everyday photos you take and your positive attitude always shines through in your posts. Thanks for the chance of the giveaway, though count me out for the handmade living book as I already have that one :)

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  32. Happy happy birthday Catherine! Sorry these wishes are arriving a little late. Looks like you enjoyed a lovely weekend. The felted bird creation is very inspiring as is the luscious looking carrot cake, can you share the recipe? Hope you are having a lovely week. Best wishes Nikki xx

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  33. Oh and love your blog as it is. Perfect. It is soulful and tranquil. I enjoy your tone and musings and your photography. The portraits of strangers you shared recently were great! I'm married to photographer so I look at a lot of photos. I really love your composition and the feeling behind yours. x

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  34. Sugar, I missed saying happy birthday on the day. I've been such a slacker lately. I'm finding it a bit hard to get motivated - I blame the weather (well, I need to blame something...)

    Your blog...mmmm...where do I start? I like your creative ventures. Your crafting is so different to mine. It's pretty and delicate. Mine, not so much. I definitely love the baking. You've given me lots of inspiration in that department and we have similar ideas for family cooking I think.

    I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful time on your birthday. You deserve it.

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  35. Hope you had a totally gorgeous birthday Catherine. I love the calm, warm atmosphere of your blog, it's like popping over to a friend's place for a nice cuppa. Oh and cake. there should always be cake ;) many happy returns! sarah

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  36. I know I've said before but I love the simplicity of your blog. I love your card ideas especially!

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  37. Our birthdays are exactly a week apart! Happy birthday for last Friday. I'd love to put my name in the hat for the Handmade Living book. Thanks for your lovely comment Catherine the other day. Oh, and one thing I enjoy about your blog? There's a beautiful energy about your place. And, only because you asked, the only thing I struggle with is the size of your font. But maybe that's just me? x

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  38. Happy birthday Catherine! Sorry I missed it, but I only got my internet up again today. I love your blog, I always read it. I think it's because it's so real and honest. There are no pretences here, I feel like I am coming for a cup of tea, if there is anything I would like more of it would be more personal stuff :). xxx

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  39. Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm late :)
    I love love LoOVE your photography!!!!

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