Saturday, 28 June 2008

Yeah Its my 1st Birthday!

Well actually it was officially a week ago today but in my true style I never get around to writing a post when I plan to. Is it just me or do any of you suffer from this problem? I have loads of idea's of posts to write but seldom get the time to write them and then when I do the moment or occasion has passed so I don't bother. I am a truly rubbish blogger at the minute.

On to a good note now though...
Thank you to all the lovely people who stop by my blog. I have met some very kind, caring and creative people plus a vast array of lovely blogs to visit too. I love reading peoples comments on my blog, you always make me smile! It really is a lovely feeling to be able to share these thoughts with people I have so much in common with. The strange thing is that all my non blogging friends have never heard or are not interested in blogging, but they don't realise what they are missing I suppose.

As usual I am up to my ears with business stuff to do, our birthday promotion has been very popular, plus I have lots of new stock that has just been delivered that is now piled high ready to be sorted, photographed, oh and lots of paper work needs to be done too. I need longer days!!!

Our little garden is looking lovely at the moment, full of lots of roses and lavender... bliss!

Even our little veg patch is growing well, and the tomatoe plants have eventually decided to grow (at last). I gain so much enjoyment from our little garden and now Ella does too, especially the insect side, she just loves all the creepy crawlies, snail hunting is a favourite past time, the poor things. We have to name every one we find. I'm planning soon to get a planter for Ella to grow her own seeds and plants in, some where she can dig. Every space in the garden is taken and if it looks slightly bare there are loads of bulbs hiding beneath the surface.

Now before I forget look at these beauties...

I came across these over a year ago but couldn't decide weather to stock them. But now I 'm so glad I did. They are just gorgeous and smell Divine too. They are all handmade by a lovely creative lady in America called Debbie, she is so talented and a real pleasure to be able to buy from.

Now as part of my give away one winner will receive there own Soapsicle plus lots of other little goodies that I have yet to make my mind up on. So if you fancy joining my give away just leave a message about what makes you smile.

Bye for now.



~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Congrats on your Birthday!
Your roses are beautiful.
I was admiring those soaps and then saw you were having a giveaway!
Please count me in! :)
Thank you!!

Pipany said...

Yeah you are back! Happy birthday and I think your garden is looking lovely - roses and lavender, what could be nicer? xx

JJ said...

What makes me smile? Your blog ;) A freshly cleaned home, big fluffy clouds and the sounds of children playing!

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Faye!! Happy Birthday!! Looks like you are doing well!!! Your blog looks wonderful!!! Have a fantastic day!! Laurie

Claire said...

Happy bloggy birthday! There are lots of things that make me smile - the cats (or any other animal for that matter) being cute or doing something silly. A new embroidery pattern. Great thrifty find (particularly if it's something embroidered). Not having to get up in the morning and being woken by my alarm (not a regular pleasure I am afraid to say). The craft group we run and some of the lovely things people say and do for each other, just by being themselves. Lately it's also been the exression on people's faces when they have seen my work at craft fairs and the recognition of a connection with theirs, or their mothers or even grandmothers' pasts, which means I am doing what I set out to do. And reading blogs! xxx

Vanessa said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

My friends don't get the blogging thing either but my sister is beginning to be hooked, she has even opened her own blogger account!

The soaps look good enough to eat, so please count me in for your giveaway.

Vanessa x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Happy birthday!
The ice cream soaps really do look good enough to eat!


Lavender hearts said...

What makes me smile is coming home after a long day at work and curling up on the sofa with a nice cup of tea. I'm so glad you're back in blogland, I do love your blog! :-)

Sian x

Katherines Dream said...

*****Happy First Birthday Faye*****

Your lovely pictures and posts always make me smile. I have friends like yours...they do not blog..I wish the days were longer too!
Your garden is very neat and it all Faye.
Carol xxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

PS: I couldn't resist buying one of the soaps to try & the polka dot clock will be perfect for my newly decorated room to replace the boring plastic one!


The Fairy Glade said...

Happy Birthday to you. I'll tell you what is currently making me daughter learning to knit, sitting on the floor next to the dog, her tongue poking out as she concentrates on her needles and telling him how tricky it is. He of course is totally oblivious, but he is being lulled into a false sense of security because she is knitting a scarf and guess who its for? I'm not sure that lilac is his colour! Bless her!

Dev x

julia said...

Happy birthday from a fellow rubbish blogger! Loving those soaps, count me in !
Julia x

prettyshabby said...

Happy bloggy birthday!..I think your blog posts are fab..even if they are few and far between! quality not quantity as they say! x

mollycupcakes said...

Hello Faye,
Happy 1st birthday in bloggy land.
This is my first look at your lovely blog and I'l be back again and again now. I just love your website and have bought for you in the past.
Many hugs.
Catheirne x
Ps did you get my pricelist?

Miss sew n sew said...

Hi Faye

Your garden is looking beautiful love your roses. I really like the look of those soaps so count me in please. What makes me smile? The funny little things my two litttle ones do like when I caught Emily putting on my pink lipgloss smothered all round her mouth or when Elliott toddles round the house in Daddies shoes!

PiaMaria said...

Greetings from Finland :o)
Those soaps made me smile! They are gorgeous!!

xx PiaMaria

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Happy 1st birthday Faye from another rubbish blogger, I too have lots of ideas for posts but never find time to write them. I'm embarrased when I read other lovely blogs and see what nice things other people are doing :(
What's making me smile this morning is the thought of roast dinner later today after such a busy week at work that I haven't cooked a meal at all and the kids have lived on rubbish. Oh and I've got 4 weeks off to look forward to.
Gill x

MNChic - Jessica said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!
Congratulations!!! What makes me smile... my kids. Everyday its the little things they do and/or say that I feel like I'm always laughing or smiling when I'm with them.

Deb said...

Happy 1st blogging Birthday :-}
Your garden looks wonderful filled with roses and lavender!

Summer by the sea said...

Hi Faye - I agree, your garden is looking lovely and those soaps look delicious. Like so many others, the main thing that makes me smile is my children, especially seeing the world through my two year old's eyes, hearing her calling 'muuuummmmmmyyyyy' when she wakes up in the morning, getting into a freshly made bed, and waking up and realising that its Sunday! - Natalie x

VintageGirl said...

Happy "birthday"! You have a lovely blog, I love your decorating style.
Things that make me smile are when my husband comes home at the end of each week, watching my children laugh, looking at laundry drying on the line, my flower gardens, freshly made beds (they are so comfy to get into), our dogs antics, our horses running, a finished sewing or quilting project, having everyone home for supper, oh there are so many things. Have a beautiful da! Heather