Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!! and...

Its been a while since my last post for a few reasons.

Firstly, my laptop got a virus! Seen as my laptop was about 6 years old and terribly slow I thought it was the perfect time to buy a new one....Im so so glad I did, I now have a brand new Toshiba laptop which is amazingly fast! No more waiting 5 minutes for a page to load :) Im yet to work out how to transfer my photos from my camera to this computer so you will have to bear with me until I sort it out.

I have lots to blog about starting with my Cairns trip, a few recipes, our engagement party and wedding plans. Which leads me to the other reasons I havent been around, were currently planning our engagement party, we have a lovely venue booked and have planned food and drinks for the day. Today ive finished making the invitations for the engagement party and im quite happy with how theyve turned out, I will certainly be sharing these with you.

Tommorow were off to look at a potential wedding venue so Im quite excited! And in between wedding and engagement planning we are searching for a rental property.

Anyhow, I thought it was about time I draw the winner to my most recent giveaway!

I used random.org which choose comment number 10!


Congratulations

Ester Duraes of Drawing Dreaming


Please email me your postal address (chocolatesoap(at)hotmail(dot)com) and I will have these necklaces sent off to you as soon as possible!




Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Week In Photos!


Ive never done a post like this before, but I always enjoy when other bloggers show some photos from their week. So here we are, some of my week in photos! .....

Mikey and I got matching crochet blankets! His is the blue and mine is the pink/purple one (of course). I really love these blankets, I have been wanting to make my own for so long, when I saw these at a handmade store I couldn't resist buying the matching pair.

Ive been reading the latest Cosmopolitan Bride, I think its my favourite of the bridal magazines, sooo many pretty pieces and ideas. Im beginning to get so many ideas for our wedding that its becoming confusing :/ Ive updated my list of bridal blogs on the left sidebar, if theres any others Ive missed please let me know.

Ive had the week off of work, which means NAILPOLISH! I cant wear nailpolish to work so when ever I have a few days off I always try to do my nails. At the moment Im loving giving my nails the 'French Manicure' look.

My cousin and his partner recently got engaged, yesterday was their engagement party. I had a nice time catching up with family, listening to the speeches and I couldn't help getting excited about my own engagement party in a few months.

I dont particualy like this photo, I look drunk, but I wanted to show you the dress I wore to the engagement party...
Tiger has been his silly self, hes a little attention seeker. We have something new in the intray...

Here he was in one of his crazy cat moods...

Ive been wishing it was warm enough to wear the new clothes I bought when I was in Queensland a couple of weeks ago. A pretty pink high waisted skirt from Forever New.

And a tan coloured dress with a silver flower pattern.

And finally ive pulled out my sneakers today and decided I have to start exercising again, starting today with a fast walk and bikeriding. Im getting really out of shape, Ive got heart disease in the family history, plus Ive got a few important events coming up in the next year so I really need to get into it again. Any tips for motivation to exercise, even on those cold rainy days?

So thats it, some of my week in photos, Ive done alot more of course including dinner with friends, a visit to Eggless Desert cafe, a trip to the Adelaide Hills with Mikey, some shopping and more! After two weeks off, im back to work tomorrow. Already thinking about my next holidays :)

If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you can enter HERE.



Monday, July 11, 2011

GIVEAWAY time!!!

Yesterday I returned from a week away by the beach in a sunny part of Australia, it was nice to get away for a while and spend time with Mikey and the family. I will share some photos of my trip with you soon.

Its time for another giveaway here on Roses are Red!

Open to bloggers Worldwide

I had intended to hold this giveaway for my two year bloggeversary which was earlier this year at the beginning of April. But here we are, a few months later and Ive just got around to it.

You have the chance to enter to recieve two pretty necklaces I choose just for the lucky winner! Both are new with tags attached.

The first is a double necklace with two opening lockets in the shape of hearts.

The second is a pretty butterfly necklace...


Anyone with a blog, anywhere in the world can enter.

So what do you have to do to enter?

- You must be a follower of Roses are Red (new followers are welcome).

- Just leave a comment telling me something you have enjoyed doing this month, or about your favourite current fashion trend, or something interesting about yourself.

- For a second entry, blog about and link to my giveaway (you must leave a second comment for this entry to count).

- You must have a blog of your own written in English.

- Please ensure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

The giveaway will stay open until 10th August 2011, and I will draw a winner shortly afterwards.



Goodluck :)