Sunday, November 13, 2011

My October Candy Winner!!!


Hi Blogging Beauties,

It is hard to believe we are almost half-way through November already!!
Where do the days and weeks go??

This weekend flew by for me.  I sweated it out at the markets on Saturday, caught up with my cousin for a cool drink to hear all about her recent overseas adventures and then went out for dinner with family to celebrate my brother-in-law's girlfriend's birthday! Phew!! I was exhausted.

Today I just took things a little easier.  I am fertilizing our lawn at the moment to encourage it to transform from crispy yellow weeds to green, lush lawn.  I am monitoring it closely.  We have a very large lawn...probably equivalent to four standard backyards so it is hard to keep it all looking good.  When I lived here as a kid we would run around bare foot all the time and rarely get a burr.  Nowadays Ben and I dont go barefoot on the lawn...way too painful!! Drought and renters have meant that the lawn has really lost its quality, however I am determined to get it back to what I can remember it as.  Apparently, with this lawn fertilizer you should see results in two days.  Thankfully we had 2ml of rain this afternoon so the lawn and my recently planted pumpkins will hopefully get a little kick start.  I just have to pray that the sheep arent keen on a little pumpkin snack!!

Oh and I am so excited to tell you that on Friday I made ten Chrissie cards for myself to send out at Christmas.  I am so very proud of myself as I have never sent out a bulk load of hand made Chrissie cards before...I know, you are shocked...but it always seemed too hard.  But this year I am planing on sending out lots!!! Just need to make some more...they are a very simple design in red and white.  Will have to post photos later.

Anyway, you want to hear who the winner is dont you???

Well...the winner is....


Congratulations!!! Jessie has been a follower of my blog for ages and she lives all the way over in Ireland.  So Jessie I will be in contact with you to get your address.

Thank you so much to everyone for entering.

I am getting some Christmas supplies together for my Nov/Dec candy.
I hope to post a photo this week.

Have a wonderful week everyone and take care.

Alicia xx

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner and hugs to you, dear, by the so lovely candy!

Mary J said...

Well done Jessie!

Hope you are having a great weekend Alicia!

Irene said...

Well done Jessie for winning, and well done you Alicia for getting Christmas cards done, I haven't even started mine yet.
Irene xx

Carol Dee said...

Congrats to Jessie, I can't wait to see your next blog candy offer :). When you get done with your lawn it is going to be park like. A wonderful place to raise children. :) My project for the upcoming week is to get started on my Christmas cards. I still need a few things and a bit of MOJO to get going. Where does the time go? Big Hugs...

Jessie said...

Yay!! Thanks Alicia!!!!!!! :)

Sandra said...

Many congratulations on winning the candy enjoy it Jessie:) Sandra H

Annette Bowes said...

Another fun packed weekend Alicia! Good Luck with the Grass. Congratulations Jennie, happy crafting, take careX:)

Merry said...

Congrats Jessie...what a fun you will have.

I hope your yard is greening up. Stick at getting rid of those bindies.... Our yard used to be full of prickles but with spending many an afternoon pulling them out we now only have a manageable few and can go barefoot.

MaxineD said...

Well done on the lawn front - I need to do that too. I am panicking about not having done any Chrissie cards - gotta get out there and just do them!! Have had a few distractions!

Blessings
Maxine

Sandra Stephens said...

Congrats Jessie...enjoy that lovely candy. Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather Alicia. Hugs xxxxx