Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Water, Water, Everywhere

The problem with taking an extended blog break is that sometimes, it's hard to jump back in.

It's been way too long but today, I'm jumping.

My wildly creative Australian friend Natasha Burns has issued a plea for help. There are devastating floods in her country and she is having a fundraising giveaway on her blog to help those in need.

Donate $5 and she'll enter you in her giveaway.

You'll have a chance to win one of her gorgeous paintings, you'll feel good about helping families who have lost everything and it's tax deductible.

How can you resist?

Here's the link, http://www.facebook.com/l/9d73762RtEjzgzkYLu1z5j-xxCQ;natashaburns.blogspot.com/2011/01/queensland-flood-relief-giveaway-with.html

16 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the link, Barbara. My heart goes out to all those affected by the floods...their stories have touched my heart.

I hope the New Year is going well for you.

XO,
Jane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I posted this on my sidebar....

I hope you are doing well, I have been thinking about you! I am wishing you a happy, healthy prosperous NY...
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. coming to NC this year?

Low Tide High Style said...

Welcome back Barbara! I'll pop over to Natasha's blog to learn more about her giveaway for such a worthy cause!

Kat :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

Thank you for spreading this message!

m ^..^

NeereAnDear said...

Welcome back!!

you have been missed

Hope this means you are back for a while...

Blog breaks are good and should definitley be done...

I posted about this on facebook .. sad.... I hope all goes well

HUGS JO

Alison Gibbs said...

Yay welcome back to Blogland.
Natasha is doing a wonderful thing. The floods here in Australia have been terrible. As it is Summer here in Australia I am wondering if there will be floods in Winter too.
Alison

Kathleen said...

Hi Barbara,
Happy 2011,
Lots of snow here in Southampton, more coming tomorrow night.
But in 4 months we will be on the beach!
Those floods are terrible in Australia.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Barbara,

Nice to hear from you and that you are doing well. Thank you for the link to help raise money for the flood victims. I am off to make a donation.
Have a lovely day.
Wishing you and your family New Year Blessings.
Erin

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Barbara,

Nice to hear from you and that you are doing well. Thank you for the link to help raise money for the flood victims. I am off to make a donation.
Have a lovely day.
Wishing you and your family New Year Blessings.
Erin

Loui♥ said...

Hi Barbara..
just popped over from the French Garden House after reading your wonderful interview!..
would love being the lucky winner of a copy of your book "Waterside Cottages"
welcome back to Blogland..
I for one have really missed visiting with you!
warmest sandy hugs..
Loui♥
now am off to visit the site for the flood victims..♥

Karen said...

Hi Barbara~Loved the interview at French Garden House. Your book looks beautiful. We have a lake home and this would give me a lot of ideas and inspiration.
Congratulations on the book!
Karen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think we can all use a break from time to time! Nice to see you again! ♥

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Love Love Love your give away!! I know what you mean about taking a break in blogging.....it is hard to get back into it, but even if you don't, yours is filled with so much beauty that we can just watch the re-runs....

texasdaisey said...

Thanks for the book giveaway over at French Garden House! You really rock! Love and blessings to you.
Debbie

Robins in the Trundle Bed said...

We're so excited to see French Garden House has featured your charming book, Waterside Cottages! Happy to have discovered your blog!

We can't wait until spring and summer to start displaying our whites and seashells!

Take care
Sheila and Sherrill
http://trundlebedtimes.blogspot.com

VintageCrafter said...

Just discovered your amazing book over at French Garden House. Congratulations its stunning! I am also thrilled to have discovered your blog...it is truly lovely!
*smiles*
Carol