Thursday, July 22, 2010

Over a cup of tea: Being happy plus a giveaway

Hello! How are you today? I am fine. We are having a quiet summer though there is a flurry of kids activities to keep us busy. I am turning 38 next month and more and more, I find its the simpler things that make me the happiest. Working at what I love, doing my best, the kids' giggles, family and friends - pleasures and privileges that I don't want to take for granted. Okay, also add books, blogging and roaming through flea markets, thrift and antique stores to my list :). How about you? What makes you happy? When I first had the time to actually slow down and look at the world around me, I noticed how looking at beautiful pictures or objects or reading an article or blog post written from the heart made me feel happy and uplifted- I wanted to be part of that world and thats when I started blogging. So getting to the point of this post (finally!), I want to say thank you to each and every one of you for befriending me, reading my blog and allowing me to share the beautiful people and things I find. 
 
In other matters, I never heard back from the winner of the Amy Butler Designs giveaway and since I have been traveling and otherwise preoccupied with family health issues, I haven't had the chance to repost this. But I am going to do that right now- the giveaway includes 5 Midwest Modern sewing patterns courtesy of the Amy Butler Design Studios-
1. Gumdrop Pillows
2. Laptop cover and mp3 case
3. Frenchy bags
4. Midwest Mod Pillows
5. Stash and dash bags
Just leave me a comment if you are interested. The giveaway is open to all and the deadline to take part is July 31st. The winner will be picked randomly on the 1st of August. 
There are three other CSN giveaways taking place right now at the Mochatini, My Dream Canvas and Rainbow-the colors of India. So lots of fun and goodies to be had! Enjoy!

All pictures taken by me. The first two pictures are of baby's breath arranged in simple glass jars (preserve jars actually). I am on a self-imposed moratorium on buying more 'stuff'- hope it lasts. :) 

16 comments:

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Fabulous Giveaway..count me in and thanks for mentioning the Dream Canvas Giveaway.

Doli said...

Stash and dash bags for me please.. I really hope I get this giveaway.. :) It looks so cute :)

AdukalaVishesham said...

interesting giveaways... we are also in...

What's in a name.. said...

Oh wow, I would do love to win this stash.

Tarantismo said...

Never won giveaways before but I'd love to start with this one!

Renate said...

Oh, count me in too, please! Is it a sign that I'm getting a second chance at winning these? ;-)

Veda Murthy said...

count me in!

Rupa said...

How lovely they are....have been reading you silently...count me in the giveaway...

The Ketchup Girl said...

:)))) Im going to try my luck :D

Nitha said...

Let me try my luck on the frenchy bags...

Following u..

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hi,
Thanks a ton for mentioning the RAINBOW-The Colours of India giveaway!! :)
Pl count me in your lovely giveaway !!

Cheers
Sanghamitra.

N S said...

Count me in for this giveaway. Let me try my luck :). Though this is my first comment to you, I love your blog so much.

GB said...

I think I need to go on a spending moratorium too! I'd like to join in the fun!..I'm really interested in the laptop cover! :)

Pinar G. said...

Yay! Count me in please.

Nidhi said...

Me want me want...

nimi said...

Fantastic giveaways..... well worth trying for it!!!!!.......

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