5 of my favourite things – Easter Giveaway

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by Rita H. Azar on April 2, 2015

Bonjour

 

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you for participating!

The winner is Fong Truong.  Congratulations!

These days, I have this feeling of walking on a cloud. There are so many things that make me feel cheerful. It’s probably due to settling in our new home and the imminent arrival of baby girl.

Here are 5 of my favourite things I’m crushing on at the moment.

1- The roses in my front yard

We had colourful roses in our previous house. I’m lucky enough to have some beautiful ones in this house too. They are all white and, at this time of the year, they just look fantastic.

2- Reading in the middle of the night

I never had any problem for sleeping.  Since I announced that I was pregnant, many people tell me to enjoy my sleep as much as I can because when baby arrives, sleeping will be very difficult.

But, no one mentioned that the last months of pregnancy would make sleep quasi impossible. I suffer now from a chronic insomnia. Thanks heaven for books!  I find myself getting up in the middle of the night and going to my study to lie on the couch and read until sleep comes again.

3- My new study/craft room

I have a huge crush on my new space. It’s still a work in progress but I love the burgundy wall, the coloured cushions and the lovely view I have on the park.

My study is also my craft room and I feel privileged to have my space in the house.

5 of my favourite things – Easter Giveaway - study

4- Scented candles and fragrances

When we bought the new house, I said to hubby that I will put candles everywhere.

Entering in a room filled with a sweet smell makes that room so much warmer and contributes to a relaxing atmosphere.

Air Wick has a diverse collection of candles. The Silhouettes collection has exotic aromas with clever designs. Once lit, a glow that changes colour illuminates the candle.

 

5 of my favourite things – Easter Giveaway - Air Wick candle

5- Writing a personal diary

It’s been over 9 months that I have been writing in a personal diary. I enjoy journaling every day of my pregnancy and the steps in my writing journey.

I also love notebooks and, keeping a personal diary gives me a good excuse to collect them.

5 of my favourite things – Easter Giveaway - Air Wick candles

I’m sharing one of my favourite things today as I’ve got some nice candles to give away:

1 Air Wick Silhouettes – Amber Mandarin Glow;

1 Scented candle – Lemonade Stand / Sweet Summer Fruits;

1 Air Wick Silhouettes – French Vanilla Romance thanks to Air Wick.

Go to the Air Wick website to check out their new limited edition fragrance collection, including Ebony & Madagascan Vanilla and Snowy Mountain Berries

For your chance to WIN:

1. Tell me: What are you favourite things at the moment?

2. Like Rita.H.Azar on Facebook and follow The Crafty Expat on Bloglovin.

This giveaway is open to Australian residents only, closing at 5pm on Friday 10 of April 2015.  This is a game of skill, the winners will be chosen based on their answer. The judge’s decision is final. The winner will be announced on this page and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address for the prize pack to be forwarded to, or the prize will be redrawn. 

I wasn’t paid to write this post but I received 3 candles from Performics and Air Wick.  All opinions are my own as stated in my media kit

 Happy Easter!

Au revoir! 

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Nesting

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by Rita H. Azar on March 24, 2015

Bonjour

There is one thing I heard a lot before I got pregnant and that is “Pregnant woman nest.”  I didn’t quite understand what it meant until I became pregnant.

I’m now in a state of mind where I feel disconnected from the outside world, in my bubble.  And, this is probably why I have been keeping for myself and not blogging as much as I usually do.

All I want is preparing our home for the arrival of our child, wash her clothes, get her nursery ready…

It’s as if my mind had only one focus, our daughter; how will she be; what will she like; how will I build a strong relationship with her.

There are two quotes that describe well how I have been feeling.

 

A pregnant woman does not know what she is.  She has been overtaken.  She feels sick but she is not sick, she lives underwater, where there are no words.  The world goes funny on her; it is accusing when she is delighted, and applauds when she feels like shit.”

– Anne Enright, Making Babies, 2004

 

And…

 

“Learning that you are finally pregnant is like being told you have a winning lottery ticket.  You’re delighted, but you’re not going to celebrate until you have the cash in your hands.”

– Sushi Das, Deranged Marriage, Random House Australia 2012, p.269-270.

 

But, I have to admit that I did celebrate on Sunday as I was spoiled at my baby shower which was organised by my sister-in law!

Baby shower 2

Baby shower 1

Baby shower

Did you feel disconnected from the outside world when you were pregnant for the first time? 

What have you been up to?

Au revoir! 

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