Monday, 4 August 2008


~~~~~~~ ONE YEAR ~~~~~~~

I can’t believe I have had this blog for a year.
When I first started blogging I wasn’t sure where it would lead me.
I had hoped to be a little more creative this year but this past year has been swamped with family events, that you have all read about.
Maybe the next twelve months will see me getting a bit more time to create and play.

Bit scary to think how many hours I must have sat at the computer for this past year – best not think about that!!

It has been such fun getting to know you all. There are so many sweet people out there in ‘Blogland’ and I thank you all for visiting and sharing in my life.
It has been fabulous to share in your lives, be it a sad or happy time – it has been a pleasure.
Thank you all for sharing your art with us – so inspirational.

As it is my One Year Bloggy Birthday I am having a Giveaway.
To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner on Monday 11th August (Australian time).

These are the gifts you will receive
Don’t forget to enter you just leave a comment on this post.
You may need to click on the photo to enlarge it to see the gifts clearly, this winter light is terrible for trying to take photos or maybe I am just having a ‘bad camera day’


Holly said...

Hello, Alison!

Here I just found you and now I also find that I am the first person to enter your amazing giveaway! Wow! What a sweet/cute/lovely/charming/
delightful give away!

~ Hearts and Hugs~

Unknown said...

Happy Bloggy BIrthday, Yay!!! What adorable goodies you are giving away! I'd love a chance to win such lovely lovelies!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Allison! Congratulations on your anniversary! How exciting you have a sweet blog! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Allison! Congratulations on your anniversary! How exciting you have a sweet blog! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

bluemuf said...

Hi Alison. Happy One year Birthday.
I hope to read many more posts.

We are now in Nova Scotia and our motel has wifi. It's nice to be able to catch up on a few blogs

Hugs Karen

Bunny B said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday, Alison!
That's a sweet package!

Connie said...

Alison, happy blog birthday, sweetie pie!! I forget when mine is; I think march. Anyway, sign me up, sweet chick, I love winning beautiful stuff.

Unknown said...

Oh Alison! Thanks so much for coming by! You are the super best and you totally made my night! :) Congrats on your one year blogiversary! :) Jen R

Beth said...

happy blogaversary !!! yeah !! please enter me too !!

Sherry said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday Alison! You are giving away such pretty little things!!

How is Riley? I hope he's doing better! Poor little guy, he's had such a rough time of it!

Have a wonderful week!

Gail McCormack said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Best not to think in terms of how many hours have been spent in Blogland. Your giveaway goodies look wonderful.
Hope you're all well in the Gibbs household

Holly said...

Alison! I was so overcome by your give away, that I forgot to congratulate you! ~Blush~

Happy Blogaversary!

Meghan said...

Happy blogversary!!!!
So exciting.

Thanks for the opp to win something fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Happy happy blog-a-versary!~~Yiur blog is so so wonderful and so are YOU!~~~XXOO, Beth

Jeanne said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday to you Alison. You are such an inspiration to us all and your kind words always make my day!
I hope little Riley is feeling better now...poor guy!

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!!

What a generous giveaway!

Victoria xxx

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday! Time flies, doesn't it? I was just sitting here thinking, I think I passed up my one year blog birthday. Well, either way, congrats and I just love your give away!


Andrea said...

happy bloggy anniversary! I hope I win some pretty things from you ! :) have a great day!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Alison...Happy Blgggy Birthday! Great gifts!

Sugar Bear said...

Congrats to you Alison and here's to many more.

Anonymous said...

Dear Alison,

as you can have made quite a bit of friends and have impacted them in some way or another. Yes, it is scary to think how long "WE ALL" have sat and been at the computer, but when you stop and think about the friends you have made and to think if you made an impact on Someone's Life in some sort of way. How sweet that thought is, and that is what truly keeps me going.

Your visits and friendship mean a lot to me;-))

Congratulations on your 1 YEAR!!!!!!


Jessi Nagy said...

yeah!! happy birthday.
you deserve obnly the best.
you sweet thing.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Happy Blog land Birthday! Time flies when you are having fun! You are such a sweet person that I'm glad to have met you through your blog!


karenvonbaron said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your Blog Anniversary. Those ribbons are a gift alone. Thanks ever so much for givibg us a chance to win such awesome stuff.mariah #2457

cherry said... does go fast..when you are having fun huh? Thanks for coming over and leaving sweet c omments. That first pic of the flowers is gorgeous. cherry

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Happy blogiversary, Allison. What a lovely and generous giveaway package.

Kathleen Grace said...

Well these look like fun! Enter my name in the drawing if you are shipping overseas. It is always so strange when you mention it being winter there when it's summer here!

Kathleen Grace said...

Well these look like fun! Enter my name in the drawing if you are shipping overseas. It is always so strange when you mention it being winter there when it's summer here!

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm such a dork, Happy bloggy anniversary!:>)

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Birthday. Time sure passes quickly when you're having fun.

Natasha Burns said...

Happy bloggy birthday Alison! COngratulations on one year already, doesn't time fly when you're having fun? And it sure is fun!!
What a fantastic giveaway, thanks so much for offering it and of course I would love a chance to win it!
Take care and hope the family are all getting well now, especially that cutie pie little boy!
Natasha : )

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday, Alison!

Now I have to go see all that I missed the past week or so.......

((hugs)) Rosie

Unknown said...

Hi Alison, hope everyone is well now, and happy 1 year anniversary! Wow, I thought the same, how many hours is that over the year....But it has been enjoyable reading your blog, and Ive loved having you visit! I'd love a chance at your giveaway!

Lori said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday Alison!!!

i hope your little guy is feeling all better now:)

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Birthday! You have done such a wonderful think with your blog. I always enjoy visiting. I would love to enter your give away.

Tara said...


Congrats on your bloggy birthday--this blog is super, I love hopping over for a visit!

Mippie said...

Happy,happy blogging Birthday, Alison!!! What a sweet giveaway-please throw my name in your hat! xo-Mel

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Alison,
Thank you for dropping me a note and inviting me to add my name to the giveaway. Of course, my eye went straight to the textiles! This is a wonderful assortment of goodies that I would be thrilled to call my own. You have such a great blog that I always enjoy visiting. HAPPY BLOGGY BIRTHDAY to you!!
Patricia :o)

vintage girl at heart said...

I have enjoyed your blog so much!!! Especially since we have Riley's/Rhylee's in common!
((Don't enter me in your giveaway as I am living out of boxes.. give someone more organized a chance...)) but just wanted to say congrats on a year!!!
Happy Blogaversary!!

Valarie said...

Hi, and happy Bloggy Birhtday. You have a beautiful blog, and the prizes look equally as beautiful. I look forward to another year with you. Valarie

{oc cottage} said...

Happy, happy Bloggy Birthday!
What a give away!!! WOW!

M ^..^

Katrina said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Time flies doesn't it? I am so glad we have met via our blogs and hopefully one day we can meet in person too!!

Rosemary said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday Alison!!
I'm so glad I got know you through your wonderful blog. Isn't it funny how fast a year goes by while sitting at the computer.
Keep up the great blogging!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Alison,
Congratulations on reaching one year in Blogland. I always enjoy visiting you and catching up on all your news.


Adla said...

Happy Blogging Birthday Alison, cheers to many more wonderful blogging years:) hip hip hooray!

hugs, Adla

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! WWHHOO!!!Congrats!! Happy Blogging Sweetie!! well done!!!

cherished*vintage said...

Thanks for sharing this past year with us! Happy Bloggy anniversary to you. Looking forward to many more years!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary. I have enjoyed reading your blog this year, and I am so glad that I met you. This giveaway is so generous. Hope you have a lovely day. Karen

Anonymous said...


I happened to visit on the right day! A happy day to you!

Anonymous said...

PS any idea whatever happened to the lovely Bowerbirds? I miss their blog so!!
Meredith Teagarden said...

Congratulations Alison, it dosen't pay to think about how long we spend at our computers because of blogging!!! Rachaelxo

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Allison! Happy 1 yr. blogiversary!!! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cindy said...

Happy Bloggy Bday Honey!


Kathy said...

Just hearing the word "winter" makes me wish I was there. I am so hot in this humid state of La. Anywho... Happy Bloggin Birthday. I have so enjoyed visiting with you, and your such a dear for having this beautiful giveaway.

Lori said...

Oh my sweet Alison! Thank you for the precious get well wishes!!! I am so surprised the first day I get to read online and my Aussie cupcake is having a WOW-SI- WOW giveaway! Oh friend there have been so many days you have brightened my life in that one small year, may you forever be blessed! I love you dearly!! Still fairly sick, but docs are working hard to find out why. Much Love,Lori

NeereAnDear said...

Hey there not sure if those of us across the pond are allowed to enter... so I will just in case...

and if not thats ok too...

Glad to hear Riley is ok and sure do hope that hubby gets to feeling a lot better soon.... you arent kidding the angels were looking out for him

Heidi said...

Hi Alison, Happy Bloggy Birthday! It's fun, isn't it? Hope you have MANY more blog birthdays!

I read {above} about your hubby's biking accident. I hope he's recovering well. How scary.

*Heidi Woodruff*
Everyday Cookies

Merci-Notes said...

..~*Happy Birthday!*~..
Hey, finally got the music! am I fast or what! hehehe
Al of the time we are on the computer our friendships grow! (they just addressed this topic this a.m. on the news: online addiction.

Computer police: "Just step away from the computer mame.
Us: No, I can't no don't make me! I'll sprinkle glitter on you!"

Vanya said...

Happy aniversary! This is a great place for taking rest from daily jobs. Green and pink are nice combination! Keep on blogging for many years! :)

P. S. And yes, I'd also like to get one of your gifts (one Cath Kidston would be nice). :)

Miss Rhea said...

Congratulations on your One Year !! Yay !! :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you for visiting me and my sick computer!! I would love to be entered for your giveaway. I always love your sweet comments! Hopefully I'll be up and running real soon. Laurie

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

Am i too late for the giveaway?????Love Shann xx

CatieAn said...

hi allison
happy blog anniversary. haven't been able to visit blogs for almost a month now.........always like to see what you are up to. Hope Riley is well by now