Thursday, 31 January 2008


I have sent off my parcel for the My Vintage Heart swap
organised by Dolly from My Cherry Heart
Hopefully Missy from will have it by next week and I will
then post some other photos of the goodies I sent to her.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks at what I sent to her


I was lucky enough to be a winner in Laura and Linda of Lilly Cottage’s giveaway.
Here is my box of goodies.

I was lucky enough to win a lavender shoe, a heart, a cupcake hanging, a gorgeous shabby bird to hang, a birds nest pincushion, some beautiful glasses by Laura and a pretty wrist cuff


Where has the time gone. Yesterday my youngest child turned 25.
On Monday we had a BBQ lunch for his birthday at his and his girlfriends house.
The first family get together at their own home.

Too hot outside to be standing around singing, so it was into the kitchen.
Chloe and Lachlan joined in the singing of Happy Birthday to Michael


Child Number 3 – not really a child he’s 27 next month and last night or should I say
early this morning 00.45am Daniel and Candice his girlfriend went off on holidays to Thailand. Max and I drove them to the airport. They will be home again on 12th February

As a Mum I will be happy to see them arrive
home safe and sound at 9.20pm on 12th February.


Ali said...

Thanks for stopping by Miss Ali's cutie and putting in your order. Not sure whether I will close after the sale or not.... hmmm... big decision, we'll see. Congratulations to Michael and happy travels to the other two jet setters. love to you and yours and thanks again hon oxox Ali

cherished*vintage said...

Alison - It's fun to see the pretties you won! Oh... I understand wholeheartedly how quickly our children grow-up and how we never stop worrying about them. I already feel this way, and my girls are still so little! :o)

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Alison!!!
Loving all the pretties you won and the swap goodies, I can't wait to see more of your sneak peek shots~
Thanks for giving me the award a while back, I'm finally home now!
Have a great weekend soon,
Natasha ; )

bj said...

Ummmm, these all look so yummy.
Yep...even when our children are grown, we still worry, especially when they are gone.
Thank you for coming by to visit....
hugs, bj

Lori said...

Alison, your boys are so handsome! Happy Birthday to Michael and safe travels to Daniel and Candice:)
the goodies you won from Laura and Linda look very sweet!
and your sneak peek looks yummy, i see pink and glitter and that is about all i need to know!!!

Jessi Nagy said...

so much fun going on in your life.
happy birthday to your son!
i hope your other son has a gret vacation!
i hear ya on arriving safely home. nerve racking.
have a great week

Unknown said...

What great give aways, licky girls. I can't imagine what it must be like to have your youngest turn 25 ... mine are still at the other end, though I do have to say you look no older than a 25 year old yourself....
Jen R

Michelle said...

What pretty things! You sure have some beautiful children :)


BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your box of goodies! How very lovely!

Happy Birthday to your son... Great photos as usual!

Lori said...

Alison, Busy Mum you've been! Great give aways! very handsome sons too! Take care, Lori

Jeanne said...

Lucky girl....that pink box of goodies is fabulous!!!

P.S. Check out my blog...I gave you an award!

xo jeanne

Sugar Bear said...

Pretty box full of yum! Happy birthday to Michael and a safe and happy trip to Daniel!

Miss Rhea said...

What a lovely family with handsome sons !! That is a great box of stuff you won !! Good for you !! :)

love.boxes said...

You always do well with the swaps Alison! :) Hope the kids have fun in Thailand. :)

Susan Tuttle said...

Your parcels all wrapped in pink are so very pretty! And your wins are so precious - lucky gal!

You have a beautiful family!


Anonymous said...

what a wonderful vintage blog you have!! I love your swap goodies. :-)

Anonymous said...


I can't wait for a peek at what was indide your gift! Arn't the swaps fun? I just did my first one and it really was lovely putting it all together.

I hope your son has a fabulous trip with his girl. And finally, didn't the 25 years of your son's life fly by like summer?

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Birthday to your son!
Enjoyed seeing all the pink pretties.
Thank you for always leaving such nice comments on my blog; I appreciate it very much!

Flea Market Queen said...

Alison...your boys are quite handsome! I am partial to boys as I have 2 sons...23 & 27!
My the time goes so quickly doesn't it!

Rosemary said...

Very cute stuff!!
Happy Birthday to your son.
What a cute couple!!
Have a great day!

Bristol said...

I should enjoy times with my 4 year old boy, beacuse time flys. Enjoyed your post about your boys~

bluemuf said...

Lovely treasures you won, so pretty. Enjoyed the sneak peeks of what you sent away. Happy Birthday to you son and I hope your other son has a great vacation in Thailand.


shabbyfufu said...

You deserve those goodies Alison. You are always such a positive and supporting blogger. Yes, the children sure do grow quickly! ~XO~ Janet

Unknown said...

I love your package of treasures. Wishing your son and his girlfriend a wonderful holiday and your other son a Happy Birthday. Blessings, Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,Thank you for comment on my scholls ..looks so summery way over yonder ..wish my shabby friends were closer! Denise

Adla said...

Firstly Birthday wishes to your sons :)
I enjoyed creating for the vintage heart swap. I'm sure you did too :)The goodies you received as a win are really gorgeous. Congratulations!
nd I have to say I'm so in love with Rileys glam hollywood outfit on the previous posts . it is tooo cuteeeeeee:)
Wish I could be off to Thailand .. thinking mango salad hehehe

Chat soon:)

jennalee said...

Allison, thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday to your son, and you have been tagged.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Alison, have been spoilt by the lovely girls at Lilly Cottage. What a lot of pretties you received in your give away parcel.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What wonderful goodies you have won!!! Don't children grow up fast? I sometimes wish I could go back in time and smell the sweet heads of my babies....

Anonymous said...

Your babies are handsome your men!
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Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Wow! Congratulation on winning all those goodies! and sad to have them grow up. where has the time gone?

Anonymous said...

Hey there Girlie! Love all the pretties!! WOW and a big happy Birthday to your son!! Hope he had a FAB birthday!! have a great weekend!! mands

kari and kijsa said...

What fabulous stores of goodies!! That would make anyone's day!! And such a handsome family!! You are very blessed!

Enjoy your day,
kari & kijsa

Mosaic*Queen said...

Miss Alison! You really made out on the gifts!! Everything is so lovely!
Happy B-Day to your strapping boy (man)!!!!
And safe trip for son #3 and his girlfriend!! Sounds like a fun trip!
Hugs and have a Wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

Hi Alison, loved all the goodies and the sneak peak too. Happy Birthday your youngest and safe travels for #3 matter how old our kids are we still worry. Have a happy weekend, Linda

Back Through Time said...

What wonderful sweet lovelies you won! I want to check back to see what you sent to your swap partner! I am shipping mine out to my partner on Monday
Have a great weekend

Cheryl Ensom said...

Hi, Sweets! Pretty! And what nice-looking sons you have! Thanks for the great advice, too. :) hugs to you! cheryl :)

Tara said...

Good for you for winning--what a nice surprise!

Tara said...

Good for you for winning--what a nice surprise!

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison, great goodies you won! It feels like a million miles away before my boys are as big as yours! Sorry I forgot to comment on your post about the party (I read it and must have got distracted - as usual!!). The kids are adorable and great job with the little suit for Riley. He's so cute :)

Dede Warren said...

I completely understand about wondering where the time goes. My baby turned 20 earlier this month, he is 6 & 8 years behind his sisters. Does this mean we are getter old, or is it just them?!

Be well and enjoy it all!

Fete et Fleur said...

What fun pretties! Your sons are so handsome! You must be proud!!

Hugs! Nancy

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks again for coming by to visit. I just finished a pincushion that Im going to put on my blog right now.I blinked and the week was gone, I have some buttons for you. Will send them to you soon. Laurie


Thanks for your friendly visits to my blog! You have such handsome looking sons! Hugs, Brook

Laura said...

Always impressed with your good looking family. Those family gatherings can be the very fabric of our lives. I cannot wait to see more than a peek at what you've sent for your swap.
Best regards to the birthday boys

SweetAnnee said...

I received mine also
check my Tattered Whimsy

Anonymous said...

Hello Alison,
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. The effects you see on the border of my photos are called "digital brushes".
These artistic touches are very hot today in digital scrapbooking. I also used them to design my blog banner.
I am glad you liked them.

Warm regards,


Debbie Egizio said...

Such pretty winnings and your sneak peek looks so inviting. I just have to see more! I'll be back. See ya, Deb

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison
Your box of goodies looks delicious. You have a wonderful family, there's little Chloe again with her beautiful red hair. My daughter goes overseas soon & I'm already feeling nervous. Haven't forgotten the coffee!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Oh look at all the pretty pink goodies. It has been so much fun seeing everyone's heart swap items. I haven't been able to do a swap yet but can't wait to try it. ~ Lynn

Michelle said...

What lovely treat! And handsome children! Hey, I tagged you for a little tag over on my blog.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Love all the fabulous goodies you won!! your boys are such cuties! :-) you must be proud of them! Hope your son is having fun on his vacation :-)
xo Britt

Laura Bray said...

Love that cupcake pillow. What handsome children you have!

Siobhan said...

I hope the wait for your son to arrive home goes fast...I know I miss Jake every day I take him to school and can not wait to get a big huge once the bell goes for home time.

Siobhan xo

Peta said...

Very good looking boys Alison and some lovely prettie things too!

Anonymous said...

You're a lucky gal those prizes are too cute. I Hope your son had a good birthday. It's always lovely visiting your site.


Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Alison,
Thanks for dropping by, Birthday wishes to your son, and happy travels, Lucky you, what wonderful fairyfloss parcels, with all the gifts you won inside.
Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs Kirstie.