Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On a roll

I've had bit of luck the last couple of days. Firstly I entered a photo of my youngest girl in a competition for an NZ eco friendly cleaning and beauty products company "Ecostore". Today on my facebook page I see that I am their big final winner and the photo of my darling girl is on their website. I'm absolutely rapt, I love their products anyway so it's exciting to get a wee reward for that (I think the prize is a few hundred dollars worth of goodies).

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And then the next bit of good luck is that I am now a published writer.....well, kind of. I wrote into one of my favourite magazines (Good magazine - see below) with a couple of handy home hints (eco friendly ones) and they published both of them. A big hamper of Soapnut products arrived on my doorstep (I've blogged about my love for them before here ) so that's pretty exciting for me as well. I've shared the love and given my workmates a sample of them to try to convert someone else to the soapnut love.

Not a very clear photo I know, but this is the issue they are published in ;)

I found a new art and crafty type shop in town the other day, with beautiful possum and merino yarns (guess where I will be heading next winter to stock up) and they had a sale rack with the most amazing Kiwiana tea towels. Naturally I had to grab a few for the caravan. Thinking that they will make great cushions for Towby - what do you think??

Anyway, it's the last day of winter here today. I'm so ready for warmer weather. We have been in t-shirts this week so it's not that bad here but still. Getting those jandals ready! The spring bulbs have erupted, the trees are starting to bloom and the nesting Kereru/Kukupa (wood pigeons) are getting tipsy on Loquats again so we have to be careful walking through the garden that we don't get knocked out by low flying (big) birds!
Bye for now xxx K


Leah said...

Congratulations honey! Your photo was beautiful - so you totally deserved to win - yay!!! I am absolutely in love with your tea towels - I want some now. They look lovely blowing in the breeze. L x

Annaboo said...

Oh, well done you!
I hope you're feeling super smug!!
Like Leah, I am loving those tea towels too!
Have a great week.