Friday, 10 July 2009

lovely things making me smile today and a lovely giveaway!

buttony goodness......




beach treasures......



vegan bun - yum, yum, yummy.....


and a sweet friend to share it with :)



seriously....
how could you resist this face?



admiring work by a great potter....



catching my sweet cricket cuddling his mama...
just look at that sweet boy with his paw round his mama's shoulder ........ *sigh*



and then turning my back for a second and realising that the cuddling did not last for long!




will you look at those teeth - yikes.....




but the very, very best part of the day.....?

watching the dogs reactions to the arrival of our neighbours cows and llama in the field next door :)

lets just say when one noticed and raised the alarm of the incoming intruders, earplugs were required :)

and then it all settled down and some cow watching was enjoyed x



now
time to make you smile.....
it has been a long time since i hosted a giveaway so here goes....

up for grabs in exchange for a cheery "hello" or "howdy" left on this blog post.....

a collection of goodies to help you celebrate your home this Summer......

drink your morning cuppa from this lovely mug....



wipe your cake crumbs away with this set of four dotty napkins....




pack up a picnic in this cheeky lunch tin......




and if you are off on your hols - remember to write home!
set of five postcards x
the "loot" will be wrapped and sent on its way to one lucky winner x
just leave a comment on this post before the grand draw next Sunday and your name will be popped in the hat x

back soon with news on the hay making.....

cheerio for now

t x

52 comments:

mollycupcakes said...

OOOw a giveaway yeay! can i join in and play please?
Fabulous photos honey, love;y to catch up with you after our little break on the farm.
I'll tell all in an email later this weekend.
Lots of love.
Catherine x

Bobo Bun said...

Well how can I resist Tracey. Very very lovely goodies. Heeeelllo and how do to you and all your furry friends.

Lisa x

Janice said...

I love following the antics of your lovely dogs. What a fabulous giveaway.I love the lunchbox. Are you still contacting people about seahouse? I enjoyed following that blog as well as this one.

elspeththompson said...

Hello dear T
Feel a bit greedy being the first person to leave a comment, but our Broadband just turned itself on again after two frustrating days without, so I was just enjoying catching up with the latest Cricket pictures, which always cheer me up....
My dogs such a blessing at the moment - Tinker still so unwieldy with her great long hairy legs, makes me laugh to see her lolloping around.
much love to you
x Elspeth

Wendy said...

love the sea side things, great in the bathroom .. wendy

Sandy Shirley said...

You always make me smile! I love your blog! Please enter me in your giveaway.

trashalou said...

Oooooooooooo! Me first!!

I hear you on the cacophony of intruder alert hounds. In our house the puppy usually starts it and the big dogs follow her out the door screeching and roaring, ready to defend our honour and safety.

And what has prompted her to raise the alarm? Usually air or sometimes a leaf blowing past the door. *sigh* I feel sure our neighbours are raising a petition against us......

jules said...

where do you find the time to do everything you do and still post such brilliant piccies and posts, well done you are my daily dose of smiling
love jules xx

Jacqueline said...

I love your dogs, there must never be a dull moment. I look forward to seeing what they have all been up to.

Tabiboo said...

I love the 'buttony' necklace and 'Charlie and Lola' are our favourite and our best!!

Have a lovely weekend,

Nina x

Pipany said...

Ooh, I'm first! Please can I be in your giveaway Tracy? such lovely things. Love today's pictures of the dogs, though I would give the teeth a wide berth too. Beautiful beach finds. Have a lovely weekend and hope you haven't got this dismal rain xx

Isobel said...

Hi Tracy,
I love the pics of the dogs and Cricket is growing so gorgeous.
And what a generous giveaway. I'd love to participate. :)
Wish you a wonderful weekend. x

mswalsh said...

Here is my cheery Hello! or for me it's more of a Good Morning!

I just love the picture of the two looking out the window at the new comers - it's fantastic. It would look great as a postcard!
Looking at the vegan bun reminds me - time for breakfast!
Have a great day.
D.

Dragonfly said...

Your doglets are SO beautiful! I love the photo of Cricket cuddling his mummy - made me smile too, thank you!

Alexandra said...

Hello! I would love to take part in your generous giveaway. I love following Cricket's progress and the lighting in your photos is always fantastic!

claire said...

Hola!
would love to join in your giveaway, what fab pressies :)
Your doggy pics make me VERY broody for a puppy dog - they are all very beautiful and handsome :)
X

LissyLou said...

mmmm how do you make vegan buns??

Rachel said...

What a lovely, generous giveaway! I really enjoy seeing all the photos of your lovely doggies!
Rachel x

Lyn said...

Ow-do! as they say in these parts!
I have just recieved a beautiful giveaway from Jane and the Happy crow, but feel the need to enter another-how greedy am I??
Love the mug soooooo much!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Michela said...

Hi! I love your beach treasures!
Can I join in your lovely giveaway, please?
Have a lovely weekend!

Elizabeth said...

I'm loving the doggie updates and pics! And in love with the goodies up for grabs, especially the Lola tin, it's darling! :)

Heart in the country said...

Lovely giveaway gifts.

I love the picture of your dogs on cow watch - this would make a fantastic card, just think of the captions you could use....!

lynnie said...

always a pleasure to visit even without the giveaway .i love the animal photos and the LOVE that so obviuosly surrounds them !! love lynnie

acrossthepond said...

Helloooo,

I know I have said it before but I truely do love your photos of the puppers and would love an invite to the Sea House blog (tracyleonharper@sympatico.ca)

Bye for now!

Minnie said...

Hello:o)

We've just moved into our new home and our 'brood' are settling in, too. Cats are good guards, believe it or not, especially when wayward flies and moths fly into their territory! Think Tigger gone mad! lol The dog just snores through it all:o)

I love the Home Sweet Home mug and the bead necklace. Might have a go at making one.

Wish I had all that space you have. Maybe one day:o) Your photos are lovely. Very 'Wish I Was There'.

Fabric Nation said...

Lovely giveaway, and fab pics, especially of cricket and mum! Have a lovey summer.

Helga & the Bird said...

OH my goodness!!! I would love to be the owner of all of those items!!! ***CROSSING MY FINGERS***
How I love your little cricket, and all of your other little ones. :)

barb :0) said...

YOUR BLOG JUST MAKES ME SMILE !!!!
WE JUST BUILT A NEW SCREENED-IN PORCH ....... THE MUG WOULD BE LOVELY TO DRINK FROM ON THE PORCH EACH MORNING !!!!
THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL TREASURES !!!!!
BARB :0)

Pomona said...

What a lovely giveaway - I'd love to join in, please. And I really love to see the doggy pictures, too!

Pomona x

JacquiMcR said...

tracy i would love a chance to win your goodies. Loving your dogs as always. Hope the weather is fine where you are - jacqui

ps - is the pottery by Michael Kennedy as it is very like his work?

Rubyred said...

Love the button necklace! I made myself a bracelet recentlyThe dogs look so sweet,cuddling up together!
Rachel x

xo.sorcha.ox said...

Beautiful photos, and you know how much I love your dogs. It's amazing how fast Cricket has grown! Not much of a cricket anymore, is he? More like a Locust. Hmm...
I thought I should probably just mention that I dont wish to go into the draw for your giveaway, as if I was to win it would cost you an absolute fortune to send it to me! But I am looking forward to finding out who the winner will be. Best of luck to everyone!
Regards,
S.

driftwood said...

button jewelly is always so lovely isn't it!

trishk said...

Hello to you. I stumbled along your blog through Little Cotton Rabbits and I was so incredibly sad until I saw your beautiful dogs and property. You have made me smile and for that Thank You from the bottom of my heart. Trish xxxxx

Aqeela said...

You have some very nice things up for grabs, please add me to your giveaway, oh i do wish you could add a holiday up to your farm, erm i mean home, it looks like so much fun with all those pets!

Aqeela xx

sara said...

I love your blog updates they make me smile.
Best wishes

That Crafty Fish! said...

is it too late to say ME ME ME ME too!? x

Zia Meadows said...

What a cute button necklace! and they really inspected those cows didnt they!

little mouses said...

Hi, So glad I found Cupcakes at Home,what a fantastic giveaway and what a delightful blog full of beautiful bits!!
I love Scotland, my parents in law have a place on Loch Awe, which we escape to as much as we can, but how lucky are you to wake up to those veiws everyday! Best wishes Katie.

Barbara said...

Oh you are nice to do a giveaway! Do count me in if you would. Lovely pics of dogs as usual. Little one is getting so bloomin big! I was wondering too about seahouse blog? Bx

Flourish and Blossom said...

ooohhhh a giveaway.....and such lovely loot....please enter me....
cricket is growing so fast..and he is sooo cute, i love the pic with his mama...
debbie x

Laura said...

I love that button necklace.

Katie twinkles said...

Well I wasn't really going to write a post after the last giveaway in which I AND my Friend/ twin soul ax the pond WON!!!!
But when I saw 42 comments I just had to do something tee hee x :-))

The Fairy Glade said...

Oh put me in the draw pretty please. Love the two beasties baring their teeth. Mine used to do that a lot when they were younger..do your's sing whilst they do it, you know that sound I mean? Oh, it brings back such memories! Sadly Jake is no longer with us and Hamish is a very old man now and very doddery and deaf bless him! I am very envious of you and yours..who can resist them? Dev x

lindsey said...

I just love your wonderful dogs. My next one is now three weeks old and we are off to see her for the first time next week. I can't wait for when we can collect her at eight weeks. Are you sure that you don't want to give Cricket away?! What a really beautiful boy.
Lindsey x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh have I missed the giveaway, oohh I hope not!
I absolutely love that cute button necklace, just adorable!
love
Alison
x

smilernpb said...

I hope that I am not too late to enter your giveaway, I have just stumbled accross your blog and will be adding it to my reading list!

Oh, and....hello!! xx

At The Vanilla Tree said...

Hi Tracey! Just got back from hols, so may be too late for the giveaway, but hey, I dont mind! I just love Cricket-Watching - And all your other fur-babies too of course! Your photography is awsome...long may you snap snap snap!!

Glad you're having a great summer...take care,
Louise xxx

Wendy said...

hello .. just wondering how i get to see your blog ..house by the sea .. thank you wendy x

Sew Recycled said...

Hi Tracey
Just seeing that Pic of your little ones watching the cows cheered me up so much! Its the ears that make them look so cute, bless!


Anyway, HELLO! Hope the weather is a little better up there, very grey down here at the mo!
Emx

Sea Angels said...

Just when my day is making me weary!
Just when I think I havn,t smiled enough...you leave a fabulous comment...and make it better!!!
Thankyou sooo much...and a give away
well this is bliss Tracy..thankyou
Hugs Lynn xxx
Ps when it happens I shall let you know........ha ha this year I hope !

henzy said...

oh the lunch tin is so cute..