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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Lily Lau April 3, 2015 at 7:16 am

Aww Rita, that baby girl is about to arrive! I’m also crazy for scented candles, I completely understand you there :)

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm

I can’t wait to see her Lily! Thanks for participating in my giveaway!
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Jean April 4, 2015 at 3:48 am

Things I love right now:
*being with my partner.
*being in Vancouver.
*cherry blossoms bustin’ out all over the city now
*mountains, ocean and sea air
*my blog –crazy, eh? I like some of my posts and like revisiting them, it’s like rereading a life event journal and a photo album.
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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Not crazy at all that you like your blog Jean! I love mine even though I have been neglecting it lately. I also love reading again old posts.
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karina l April 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Watching my 1 year old pull faces and stick her tongue out – her latest skill.

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Cute!
Thanks for participating Karina!
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Carol James April 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Right now its my Birthday ,so i love being 55
Love my Husband and my Children
And just loving life .

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Happy belated birthday Carol! Best wishes! Thanks for participating in my giveaway!
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Fong Truong April 4, 2015 at 7:55 pm

My favourite things at the moment has to be The Easter Show.
Going to the Royal Easter Show as a kid. The most vivid memory I have is going with our whole family by train from Penrith. This was back in the mid 70’s My dad knew the train driver & he invited us up into the drivers carriage. It was an old red rattler. I still remember it so clearly.

That day, my dad bought me a Hollie Hobby doll on a stick. He said it reminded him of me. I remember the precision of the displays in the produce halls, dagwood dogs, the woodchopping & the fireworks. What a great day it was!

None of us knew that dad was going to suddenly die of a heart attack at only age 42 just weeks later.
I still have that Hollie Hobby dolly… it’s hanging in my daughter Holly’s room. She was named after this whole memory I have of my dad. :)

As a family, we haven’t yet been to the Easter Show & this year is the first year we’ve thought we could tackle going with 3 kids….. I know the kids would be so excited to go. They have been talking about Lady Cannonball all week!

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:41 pm

What a beautiful and sad story Fong…
Thank you for sharing it and Congratulations on winning!
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Di April 4, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Icy mornings & chilly evenings, loving the extra snuggles and cuddles from my other half 😉

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Love the cuddles too Di. The cold, not as much! Thank you for participating in my giveaway!
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Ern April 4, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Mandarins coming into season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Yes! Yum!
Thank you for participating in my giveaway!
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melinda April 5, 2015 at 1:28 am

Here are a few if my favourite things:
Spending time with our amazing, long awaited IVF baby
Buying fresh produce at the markets
Making herbal iced tea infusions
Chatting with my mum

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Melinda, congratulations on having your baby! All the best!
Thank you for participating in my giveaway!
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Evelyn Hubbard April 5, 2015 at 8:44 am

My favourite things at the moment are:

1. Ducks. We have 5, since tiny ducklings, and they’re so tamed now that they sit on the outside couch and also come inside if you leave the door open. You just have to look at them to feel happy. Such a fantastic anti0depressant, and plain good entertainment!

2. Cooler weather. Those summer scorchers were getting a bit much. Don’t always enjoy wallowing in my own juices. I’m sure I’ll be wishing for summer again soon enough though, haha.

3. My family. They’re always part of my favourite things, but after a rough few months I’ve been really counting my blessings and being more grateful for the people in my life and what I do have, not what I don’t.

4. Chocolate. Easter…enough said! 😀

Thank you fort reading, and the chance to win!

P.S. I love candles and scents too. Can never have enough!

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Thank you so much for participating Evelyn! Thanks for sharing your favourite things with me.
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claire evans April 5, 2015 at 11:50 pm

my kids rock art with goggle eyes, feathers and twigs. they sit proud in my office and make me smile

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Haha! Adorable!
Thanks for participating in my giveaway Claire!
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Vilda Medcraft April 6, 2015 at 12:51 am

Here goes sharing time with my children while I have time.
Friends and for talking and accepting me fot who I am.
Life to be enjoyed for as long as I can.
When your in town and si ou say hello to a stranger.
Going for a walk and finding thr right spot to sit and read

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Good friends are the best aren’t they. The ones who doesn’t judge and love you for who you are.
Thanks for participating in my giveaway Vilda!

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Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me April 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Right now my favourite things are sleeping in while my cat nuzzles against me, watching my children tell me amazing made-up stories and reading stories that my 7yo carefully crafts! (I hope you and bump are going really well) xx

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Rita H. Azar April 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for participating Em.
Yes, we are both very good. Just feeling quite heavy now… I can’t wait to see her!
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Jeri April 30, 2015 at 7:19 am

My favorite thing at the moment would be flowers. I really love getting new flowers to plant and baskets to hang come spring.
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Rita H. Azar April 30, 2015 at 1:09 pm

I love flowers, roses are my favourites. Thanks for stopping by Jeri!
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Grace May 5, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Oh, Rita! I’m so excited for your little one’s arrival! I remember those nights of insomnia, though. Candles and good books are definitely the way to go! x
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Sarah Lusby May 8, 2015 at 11:20 am

I love your new craft room Rita! Very jealous of your creative space!
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