Monday, March 29, 2010

My 1st Giveaway

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend! We had nice one and managed to get a few things done! We spent Saturday morning digging (actually I think it was more afternoon by the time we got started). We have all agreed that digging is the worst renovation job. See the eight metres long path we dug out. We dug 50mm off the top in order to lay pavers and along the right side we dug the trench for the drain! It took us (all three of us) many hours and it really doesn't look like we did much!
However when we went to the rubbish tip and got weighed the truck came in at 3.4 tonnes.
I also managed to do some baking on Sunday, that was much more pleasant, especially eating the finished product.
Now what you have all been waiting for ; ) ............
I am so excited to have my very first giveaway in order to celebrate my 100th post (that I actually haven't posted yet!).
I hope you like what I have to offer.
The lucky winner will receive some wall decals.....
Similar to the ones I have used here.....
and 2 really lovely sheets of paper,
that measure approx 76cm x 53cm
that I bought from this lovely store in the Southern Highlands
See, here I am choosing the paper
I will also include a pack of six (blank inside) cards with envelopes featuring original photos from the Southern Highlands. I am sorry I don't have a photo of them but they are fabulous!
How to enter:
  1. Leave a comment on this post
  2. Become a follower for another chance to win (no need to comment I will enter all followers into the draw)
  3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog or list it in your sidebar with a link back to my blog and then leave me a comment letting me know you have done this for a third chance to win!
Good luck in my very 1st giveaway. I will draw the winner a week from today.


  1. Digging is the hardest job isn't it, I feel for you! That will be me over the easter long weekend.
    I would love to enter your gorgeous giveaway, thank you for such a generous giveaway, very exciting.
    I am already a follower :)
    Have a great monday,

  2. The decals are cute! Congrats on (your soon to be) 100th post!

  3. What back breaking work!! Looks like you worked very hard over the weekend! Love the decals - would love to go in the giveaway. Hope you have a great start to your week x

  4. Your digging looks like it was very hard work and your baking looks delicious! What a wonderful giveway, I love the decals and appreciate the chance to win all of the lovely items you are offering!

    Kat :)

  5. Wow Nellie, that truck is full of dirt!! I know from experience how hard digging is (broken 100 yr old plumbing pipe - need I say more..) so well done to all three of you!! CONGRATULATIONS too on your upcoming 100th post - YAY!!! What a gorgeous giveaway, I would love love love to enter, thank you:) I am a follower:) and I am going to add a link to my sidebar today and post tomorrow if that is OK? Thank you for the chance to enter such a beautiful giveaway! Happy Monday to you Nellie ~ XX

  6. I'm not entering, just wanted to say hi and what a lovely, generous giveaway you're having. Your blog is going so well..Rachaelxx

  7. You seem to just keep must be worn out.

    Happy to be entered into your giveaway, and of course I am a follower and also happy to post on my blog.


  8. Hi Nellie,

    What a great giveaway.. I would just love to enter.. I have added you to my blogroll and will also blog about your great giveaway tomorrow.

    Enjoy your week.

  9. What a wonderful giveaway. I can actually use those decals in my foyer.

    nancysoffice at gmail dot com

  10. All that digging, and so little to see for it is frustrating isn't it - and yet when you look in the truck you can see how much you actually did achieve. The baking looked like a sweet reward and I love your old blackboard. Enjoy your week. Amanda

  11. Nellie...congrats on making it to your 100th post...awesome job..almost as awesome as that 8 meter digging job you guys did..whoa!

    Speaking of giveaways...have you checked out who is the winner of the buysterrugs giveaway I held yet? ;)

  12. Your baking looks so yummy, what a beautiful photo, worthy of being in a cook book! Congratulations on your 100th post!

  13. Looks like you've been very busy! You have really been working hard on your backyard! And your baked goods are making me hungry. :)

    So excited for your first giveaway! Congratulations on 100 posts!

    I hope you have a great week!

  14. Digging is a thankless task but I'm sure the end result will be worthwhile. And I'm in for the giveaway too. Thanks!!

  15. Congrats on the big 100! That is a serious accomplishment... and a lovely generous give away as well!
    I am very sympathtic on the digging subject, it's the worst job EVER yet there seems to be a never ending need for it! It must be great to have that job out of the way.

  16. hey.. I just posted about your giveaway on my blog.. I have never posted about a giveaway before so hopefully it sounds okay for you.. talk soon..

  17. hi I'm new to your blog i have just come from the lovely Louise from llume designs.just wanted say i enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to many more..congrats on your 100th posts well done.. i would love to enter in your giveaway they look amazing. xx

  18. I know all about the joys of digging - such hard work!
    Brilliant giveaway - I love the decals!

  19. Congratulations on reaching 100 posts.

    Love the decals, I have a thing about birdcages.

    A bientot,

    Leeann x

  20. I just love how you covered the books, they look fantastic and the wall decal is charming.
    Good luck with the giveaway.
    Donna xx

  21. Good job digging - your arms are going to be fabulous!

    Love the decals :)

  22. Fantastic giveaway - wonderful!

    And good luck with the rest of the garden!

  23. Oh my, what a lot of dirt. Your baking looks fantastic. YUM!
    Love the bird cages as I am obsessed by them. A great blog thinking of starting my own. Just looking for some great decorating ideas. Thanks for the chance and good luck with your adventures.