31 July, 2011

Just Two

Firstly I want to thank Lisa from Lou Lou Handmade Children’s Fashion & Gifts as my inspiration to write this, which when I think about it, is my first ever proper blog entry.  Thanks Lisa for giving me the courage - I think!

I was reading Lisa’s last blog entry yesterday here and it got me thinking that in all the rushing and  juggling a part-time job, the day-to-day chores with 4 young children, studying a Diploma, and a new business venture how often is my own ‘cup full’ and how often do I really appreciate the simple things around me.

Until now my blog has been used only for giveaways, but I have always intended to use it for other more personal insights too.

I suffer from major blog insecurity – what to write about, what will other’s think, you know the whole issue of putting your thoughts out there for all to read and form opinions.   So today I am stepping outside of my comfort zone in a huge way and getting this blog thing happening - please be kind!

I am going to share a simple but really lovely morning I shared with my two youngest children today.  As a family my husband and I often get caught up in the whole ‘it’s too difficult’ mindset when trying to do things with the kids.  It is getting easier as they get older but still most of the time unfortunately no matter what family activity we choose there is normally one child that will ruin it for the other three.

So today when we found ourselves presented with a rare morning of having just the younger two at home we thought the odds may be in our favour of everyone having a good time.

One of my favourite spots where we live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, is Alexandra Headland.  The path along the beachfront is great for the kids to ride their bikes and you can follow it right down to the Mooloolaba spit.   

We took their bikes so after a huge ride we explored some of the rock pools where they could find little ‘sea animals’.  The Alex Surf Club boasts an outside cafĂ© right on the beachfront and is a great spot to have breakfast or brunch if you are lucky enough to get a sleep in.

We sat on the grass and had a coffee and something to eat while the kids had a play on the playground with some other children.  Before heading back home we gave the them a turn on the ramps at the skate park and they loved watching the ‘cool’ big kids.

It was a really enjoyable morning in such a beautiful place, and yes they both had a fabulous time.

28 July, 2011

Rosanna Cupcake Plates Set - Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered this competition and for your lovely comments on the new website.  These gorgeous cupcake sets are now available to purchase in our store, but the lucky person to win a set is Tahnee who commented 'I love the Decor Bon Bon Cake Pedestal White.  So simple but oh so elegant'.  Congratulations Tahnee.  I will email you shortly to arrange for delivery.

21 July, 2011

'Launch Giveaway'


To coincide with the launch of the website tonight I am giving away one set of 4 adorable cupcake plates which come beautifully gift boxed.  They are made of refined porcelain and are microwave and dishwasher safe.  Note you will receive the plates only and not the cake pedestal as pictured.

These and some other new Rosanna giftware will be added to the shop this week.

This giveaway is open to residents of Australia only, unless the winner is willing to pay for shipping costs to their destination should they reside outside of Australia.

There is one entry per person.  Referring people to this giveaway will not provide any extra entries.  The competition starts now and finishes July 28 at 8.30pm Qld time.  The winner will be selected via random.org and announced here.

To enter simply tell me what is your favourite Rosanna item found on the new website and of course leave your details so I can contact you.

That's it - good luck...

08 July, 2011

And The Winner Is .................

Thank you to each and every 65 of you that entered this competition - your support means the world to me.  

It was such a pleasure to introduce you (for those that hadn't already visited) to the home of My Little Fairy Door, and to involve Sarah in this magical giveaway!

Apologies for the delay in announcing the winner but some comments were not visible so I had to ensure that the person announced did follow the rules of the giveaway.

The lucky lady to win one of these gorgeous doors is Kirsten from K & Co.  Thank you Kirsten for being part of this giveaway and for your support.

Now the big decision is - what colour door would you like?

Until the next giveaway.......

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