Saturday, 17 October 2009

Feeling Thankful!

Yes I know you have heard this before but I have been busy!! Hence the lack of regular posts but unfortunately its the same every year in the run up to Christmas! So before I make my Giant Birdcage Makeover post I just wanna take the time to tell you what I'm thankful for at the moment!
Firstly Thanks to the Lovely Sharon from Clover Cottage for unwittingly picking my name from the hat for her Fab giveaway! This Gorgeous little handmade bag ( above) full of goodies arrived on my doorstep!!

There was the most gorgeous shade of purple beads, a scrummy smelling yankee candle tart, a gorgeous angel decoration and a beautifully scented handmade soap...Oh not forgetting some choccies for my lil boy Aidan which clocked in nicely in time for his birthday!! Thanks so much again Sharon!! xxx

Speaking of my lil boy...Ben 10 I mean Aidan, turned 5 on Friday!!! So I am Thankful for my baby boy and the wonderful friends and family that gave him beautiful cards, presents and helped us celebrate this special day!

I'm thankful for the vintage goodies that get sent my way from Kaye in Aus...these lil goodies came with the fab pressies she sent for Aidy! I'm a lucky gal xx

Thankful for the lovely lil catalogues that are in my magazine rack and that I find on my doormat when I get in from the school run, just in time to be read in my comfy chair with a coffee before I start my work!

Thankful for my Lovely hubby who took the hint and made it so that this great read drops onto my doorstep every month...AND.......

...That its addressed to 'MR' Annmarie Vaughan because it make me giggle every time I see it!!

Thankful that someone thinks my blog is worthy of this Award! Thank you Lucy from Vanilla Ivy
I love reading her blog and often identify to her as both of our lil boys started big school this year and I just find her blog is always so honest and warm...please pay her visit and see for yourself xx

The Splash Award is given to "alluring, amusing, inspiring, bewitching, and impressive blogs"
Suggested rules are:

1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs.
3. Let your nominees know they've won.
4. Link back to the person who gave it to you.
I cant beleive it but I have somehow managed to bag myself another award??? Still amazes me that anyone actually reads!! I owe Wendy from this Fantastic blog  a HUGE thankyou!!! 
Feeling very chuffed and very honoured..BLUSH

Although I am addicted to blog reading and jumping I fall in love with different blogs every month!!I’d like to pass this to the blogs I have enjoyed reading the most this month.

I loved reading about Sharon's trips out and her latest projects!!
This blog is Fantastic for inspiration and a fave if like me you are a fan of makeovers!!
This lady is TALENTED!! Go and check out her makeovers!!
This blog is so Enjoyable to read... the way this Lady posts...its so Poetic!!
A new read for me which I have to say found myself going back to the archives and Reading ( a sign of a great blog )

Thankful for the visitors from overseas that have visited my blog recently who have found me due to my participation in the days that the above blogs host! You can go there directly through the pictures in my side bar...there are some inspired makeovers there and you can find some really great blogs too! Thanks for clicking on my link ladies, you make my day when I see your flag on my visitor bar xx
AND LASTLY but certainly not LEAST...THANKYOU!!!
I have now hit over my halfway target to get to 100 followers!! When I do that I will have a HUGE giveaway and be opening my own website online shop! Please help me get there by clicking on the follow button xx
I really really do appreciate that you take the time to visit and read my ramblings!! YOU make me feel very blessed x
Will be back after the weekend with the GIANT birdcage Makeover---finally!! and details of the halfway giveaway!!
Look after yourselves and loved ones...back soon...I promise!!
Annie x


vicky F-P said...

Am loving the blog Annie, and can't wait for an online shop. Aidy has got so big and its lovely to see updates on him as well

Vicky F-P

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Wow, thanks so much Annie! I'm very honored!

MelMel said...

What a lovely post and such a lot to be thankful for...enjoy the rest of your weeend!xx

Wendy said...

Hi Annie
Hope you are well and in the mood for receiving another lovely blog award from me!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Awww...thank you so much. My first award! I'll go brag about it, er, post about it now :o) Looking forward to reading more of your blog and seeing what you come up with in the future :o)

Florence and Mary said...

Things sound like they're great for you at the moment! Lot's of wonderful things coming via the postman and look at your little man in his Ben 10 get up!

Victoria x

LissyLou said...

what a great packed post!!

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Awww happy birthday, Aiden! Wow how gorgeous is that handmade bag! I bet you are thrilled with all of your goodies.
Well done on the awards, they are very well deserved. Also, thank you for your kind words, they make me smile muchly :)
Have a tip top week Annie and I look forward to the giant birdcage reveal! :D Xx

Kelly said...

Hi ya!
Great post so much fun going on in your house at the moment!
I have left and award for you on my blog, would love for you to come over to collect xxxx

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

niartist said...

My first visit here, and I have to say that your blog is worthy of all the great awards you've been recieving! Congrats!!! I hope you can stop by for a look at my blog, or two ... ;) take care! Fab job!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahhhh congratulations on your awards, you certainly deserve them.
Oohhh & lots of prettiness through the post too, lovely!

Natalie Vaughan said...

Oh, i'm loving this Annie! Your blog is soooooo good!
Ahh, doesnt Aidy look cute!