Monday, 7 April 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway!



A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive a surprise in the post from Max as part of the Blog Candy giveaway - the rules of which are simple - you have to send something to 3 people who leave a comment on your post. I received some lovely card making goodies, I can't show you as they have already been put to good use! - So thank you Max. So simply, leave your comment and on Sunday I will get each of my 3 children to pick a name out of the hat, the lucky winners will be sent a surprise gift in the post. 
I thought I would share with you some of the other lovely things I have received in the post. On the left is a gorgeous doorstop and pincushion which I swapped with Debbie for one of my bunnies - Debbie has just started her own 'shabby chic' online shop - you must take a look, she makes some lovely things. On the right is the lovely skincare I received from Marie  Marie makes all her own skincare goodies which all smell lovely - the rose lotion she sent me is already nearly half empty! 
Finally, since my blog name is 'Summer by the Sea' I thought it was about time I showed you the lovely beach which is just a 5 minute walk from my house - We were lucky enough to get to the beach twice this week, on Monday and Thursday - both days were really warm and sunny and we had a lovely walk while the boys and Georgia played in rockpools. Filey beach is about 5 miles long and I think it is one of the nicest beaches 'up North' 
I have been really crafty this last week and have loads of things to show you, which I will save for my next post, and I'm really excited because Georgia's room finally gets a carpet tomorrow - It may take a week or two to get the room looking exactly how I want it - but I will post some piccies soon. Take care everyone - Natalie x
(P.S - Apologies for any spelling mistakes in this post, I have just come back from giving blood and its a bit hard to type with a plaster on your finger!)

22 comments:

debbie said...

hope the finger gets better soon natalie :) I have tried emailing again but its still bouncing back so i will try and send it from hubbies email addy account and see if it gets through that way :)

debbie
countryheartandhome.blogspot.com

shabby chic said...

Hi that beach looks lovely and soft sand, not like brighton beach pebbles that make your face etch with pain when you walk across them !!.
I would love to give blood , I always seem to be anemic on & off , I take spatone to build up my iron levels.
Love the blog candy goodies too x

Pixiedust said...

The beach looks great! Looking forward to seeing some pics of your crafts, and hope you fingers not too sore. Take Care Pixiedust xx

driftwood said...

lovely beach !
you are good giving blood!

Wild Rose said...

Hi Natalie

I'm glad to read that you are enjoying the rose lotion. I hope that you are able to fit some pampering into your busy week.

How I'd love a walk on Filey beach! Now that would blow the cobwebs away...

Marie x

Miss sew n sew said...

Looking forward to seeing Georgia's room and your crafty bits your so lucky to live only five minutes walk from that gorgeous beach I'm very jealous! - nice goodies youve received love that doorstop!
Sarahx

twiggypeasticks said...

Hi
your photos of filey are making my I want to move to Filey yearnings even stronger. Think we'll probably pop over in next few weeks - weather permitting :)
Lovely goodies.
Twiggyx

periwinkle said...

OOh giving blood always makes me woozy. Looking forward to seeing you all your finished works . Have you started your applique yet?
Lisa x

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Filey Beach looks great and it sounds like you have had a real fun time off with the kids. Lovely swaps and buys, and well done on giving blood too. x

Sarahs Home said...

I love to go to the beach, what a wonderful place. I hope that your finger has recovered. That wallpaper still looks beautiful.

Sarah x

Cherry Menlove said...

Wow, you are so lucky to live near to the beach, that is one of our dreams. I hope you're feeling better after giving blood. I'm really pro giving blood so good on you!!

Cherry xoxoxo

pink-petal-designs said...

Love your beach pics, your so lucky to live so near.like the doorstop.
Sarah x

Lucy @ attic24 said...

oooo we love Filey beach too! We used to live in York and have been to Filey many times in all weathers and always enjoy it enormously...I am further away now I've moved but hope to come your way again in the summer, I am a coastal fanatic, can't be away from the sea for too long!
xx

Garden girl said...

I have beach envy! It looks so beautiful. Marie does lovely skincare stuff, I have the rose lotion too and use it every day, it really is fabulous. Looking forward to seeing the pictures!x

wendster said...

ouchie! blowing kisses to your finger.
How heavenly to have that beach close by! A five minute walk? Wow! Must sound beautiful at night, too.
Glad you got such fun things from the candy give away.

Hugs!
Wendy

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi just got inspiration from the link to Debbie and her lovely painted furniture. Am watching two BUy it Now dressers to paint - cant decide which one - going to sleep on it and decide in the morning - hope noone gets the one I decide on.

Alchamillamolly said...

Did Debbie visit your shop or do you sell on ebay?? the green material is lovely

Josie said...
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Josie said...

Hi, the photo's of Filey bring back lots of happy memories , of my son's first holidays as a single parent and then later when I got married. Last year on holiday at Primrose Valley, I bought a cushion and picture (they're on my blog) from a "shabby chic" shop in Filey! Josie

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

OOOO you lucky thing, your children must love living there. It looks beautiful. I really like the material that you showed us in your shop window and wondered if I could have your email address? You can email me by going through Patsi Bea on my blog...thankyou....claire xx

Alchamillamolly said...

Thanks so much for the info about the fabric - yesterday I looked in my five boxes of fabric for my heath green LA gingham to make seat pads for the kitchen chairs and unfortunately Alan saw me and couldnt believe I had brought so much fabric with me !!! So purchase at this present time is not a wise move!! He is right its appalling how much I have!! I may appear in your shop one day - we like going to Filey when the weather gets just a little better - went to Pickering today for a run out as we havent been anywhere yet - just working on the house - it poured down - we came home and the sun shone - so I filled my new sceapbook with pictues from mags for inspiration. Right must Foyle's War is on - love the background decor.

Suzie Sews said...

Oh I am missing that beach...its has so many memories for me...love all the goodies