Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Today is my Birthday - Blog Candy

As today is my Birthday and I've had lots of treats I thought that I would give 5 of my wonderful followers the chance of a treat too.
I love Easter and decided that this Easter Bucket from Dot Com Gift Shop would be perfect for adding little chocolate eggs inside for visitors to my house and afterwards I could use it to pop my pens and pencils in while crafting.
Are you on the lookout for stylish Easter baskets? How about an Easter bucket instead?



I have 5 of these gorgeous Easter buckets to give away, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what you like best about Easter.
You have until 27th of March to leave me your comment.

68 comments:

Dazie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you are having a lovely day!

How gorgeous is that basket!!!

What do I love about Easter? apart from the chocolate? I love the family time we have, as its the school holidays, it means Easter egg hunts,giggling, sharing and just stopping and spending time together doing some thing simple like finding eggs around the garden or the house dependant on this British weather lol

Have a great day and thank you for the change to win!
Dazie
x

Rainmac said...

Many happy returns of the day!!! I have always loved Easter, I think it is a time to spend with family. I am hoping my family will be going to the safari park over Easter and also spend some time with our wider families too. Oh and partake in the tradition of Easter eggs of course!!!

Marg said...

Many Happy Returns - hope you have a lovely day. Easter for me (apart from Chocolate) means the promise of lighter nights, much better weather to come and time to start the gardening.

Toni said...

I love Easter as its an excuse to eat chocolate ( not that I need an excuse lol) although I find it always rains at Easter so we usially have a soggy easter egg hunt.This Easter though is goingto be tied up with moving allout from the Kitchen as the new floor goes down Id rather be eating chocolate lol

Lilacanglia said...

Happy Birthday Jak!!!
Have a smashing day,
I love Easter, as its more time to spend with the kids, also seeing all the spring coming awake,
and its a good job I like it, as my name is Angie Easter, yes truthfully,
Have a super day
Hugs
Angie

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to yooouuuu! :) Hope your day is great!! :D

Thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous Easter themed buckets!! :)

What I like most about Easter?.. I love this silent week with time well spent with family, the good and yummy food - especially my homemade egg-salad mayonnese on top of homemade rolls, I love doing crosswords at this time of year, knitting and reading! It's a time for contemplation with me - because of Christianity.

Wish you a very happy day!
Blessings, Hege

Daisychain said...

Have a very happy birthday Jak! I hope you are enjoying your day.

What I love about Easter (apart from chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate) is all the Spring flowers and the promise of warmer weather and longer days to come...

Hugs Christine x

Sandie said...

Happy Birthday Jak!!!

I just love setting up the egg hunt for my kiddos and then watching them try to find where I've hidden the treats. The excitment on their little faces when they do find some is worth the world.

Stephanie Gruss said...

Cute basket and have a VERY merry birthday! I'm in the avoid everything that tastes good boat right now - aka dieting! (Sounds like you're there too!) So, I'm looking forward to spending time with my friends and my hubby!

Happy Days said...

Happy Birthday. x

I love making Easter Bonnets with the kids, hosting an Easter egg hunt for close friends and family and then all piling indoors for a breakfast of hot cross buns, assorted pastries, fruit and of course chocolate.x

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy Birthday Jak.....what do I love about Easter, Easter signals the start of spring for me, flowers, birds singing,seeing the family and watching the children do a their Easter Egg hunt and of course we can indulge in a little bit of chocolate ourselves.

Anne

Marge said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, my sweet friend!!! I hope you're rested, relaxed and enjoying every sweet moment!!!
Wow, what a cute bucket! I love Easter because my Hubby was born on Easter Sunday and I'm a spring baby too. It means gorgeous sun-shiny weather & beautiful flowers, so just a joyous time of year!

mckinkle said...

Happy Birthday Jak!

Keryn x

Clare said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you are having a great day.
My favourite thing about is Easter is getting to spend more time with my family which is my all time favourite thing to do.
Clare x

Christine said...

Hi Jak a very Happy Birthday Easter to me means the promise of warmer weather the end of Winter..& lots of colour coming into the garden love to see the spring flowers/bulbs..

Hugs Christine xx

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday Jak, hope you have a wonderful day.
Chocolate is obviously a favourite, but also my garden starts to wake up and come to life, I love seeing the new growth appearing and pottering
hugs Mandy xx

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Jak!

I love chocolate, but I also love the Lambourn Open Day in my village, we get thousands of visitors to see the horses, hard work but great fun and raises lots of money for charity

Kendra said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The thing I like best about Easter is watching my kids hunt for the eggs! Always a great time!

Lynne Phelps said...

Jesus is risen! How cool is that? What an amazing gift of grace, to be so imperfect and still be saved. At church on Easter there is a huge wooden cross outside covered with chicken wire. Everyone takes fresh flowers and tucks them into the wire. Eventually the ugly wooden cross is this amazing blooming masterpiece covered with every type and color of flower you can think of. It's wonderful, and one of the things I love best about Easter!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jak! I love Easter because it means CHOCOLATE lol. If my comment should happen to be chosen please choose again as I don't think it would be very fair if I won . . . Happy Birthday from all of us at Imag-e-nation & La Pashe, hope you're having a great day & enjoying some well earned time off xx

Danielle 1

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Jak! I love the bucket!!!

I love Easter because of celebrating the rising of Christ!!! And as a child I always loved the Easter egg hunts as well as decorating the eggs!

Val said...

Happy Birthday Jak! Hope you are having a lovely day.

What do I love about Easter - the promise of spring and all that it brings with it - the buds breaking out on the trees bring new life to them with all the different greens, yellows, etc, the colours of the spring bulbs - always so cheeery - enough to brighten anyone's heart, birds building nests, birdsong, and time for contemplation.

Last but not least that yummy chocolate, but it must be dark!

Hugs
Valxx

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday Jak, hope you are having a great day. I like Easter as to me it is the start of the best time of the year and hopefully some better weather.

Pam x

LauraLaura said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Thank you for the chance to win a beautiful Easter bucket. My favourite thing about Easter is the chance to spend quality time outside with my children.

Love crafts forever said...

Happy Birthday. I love Easter, because i like to watching my kids egg hunt.

starcyl said...

Happy Birthday Jak, I love Easter because it signfies the beginning of life with everything starting to grow. Chocolate eggs and family times also come out on top of my choices.

Jenny x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Jak, here's wishing you a Happy Birthday. What a gorgeous bucket. Well as I haven't grown up with Easter eggs I like Easter as it's some extra time off with the family to spend time together. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Sue C said...

Beautiful bucket ! The best thing about Easter is the smell of toasting hot cross buns, and then eating them with butter dripping down your fingers ! Delicious ! Sue C x

Julia Aston said...

First of all - Happy Birthday to you!

I love the vintage images on this cute pail!

On Easter, I love to see all the little kids at church in their new Easter outfits - usually more frilly and flouncy (on the girls) than their regular outfits!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday, Jak!

What do I love about Easter? Most of all I thank Jesus, that It has rescued me and that I now have.
I am glad that Easter is celebrated in the spring and very much I love the nature - leaves are dismissed and flowers blossom, sing birds and the sun shines. In my country do not give chocolate eggs, we paint eggs in different colours and give them) Still do easter pies and too give to close people. All it is pleasant to me about Easter.

Thank for candy)
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Ink Stained Roni said...

Happy Birthday Jak!!
I hope you have a wonderful day :)

Hmmmm ~ I think I like watching the kiddies hunt for treat filled eggs. It's so much fun to see their expression when they find one.

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you're are having a lovely day. What do I like best about Easter? .... well it's nice not having to go to work and spending time with the family, but I can do that at other times too so I'm going to say CHOCOLATE ... Easter is a good excuse to eat lots of Chocolate.

Lynn x

crafty flossie said...

Happy Birthday Jak.
Hope you are having a good day.
Debbie M.

Sue said...

Easter means me and the family get together and have a lovely lunch and there is no big fuss like Christmas.So chocolate and good company,fantastic.
Sue

A.J. said...

Hi Jak and Happy Birthday!

The thing I love most about Easter ... besides the chocolate eggs (but I always loved it better when the sweet were inside the chocolate eggs!)..... is a huge vase of daffodils on show. It always brightens up a dull corner!!!

Have lovely birthday, Amanda

louisa said...

Hi Jak.
How can anyone not love Easter - 2 bank holidays for a start!
Creme eggs (the rule in our house is your not allowed to eat one until Easter Sunday which gets trickier every year as they start taunting me in the shops in November nowadays.
But Easter lways reminds me of pastel socks. My Granny always used to send new socks, knickers and a 'Sunday best' dress for Easter and they were always so much prettier than the ones Mum would buy. We'd wear them to church and then for the Whit Parade but after that we were sometimes allowed to wear the socks for other occasions. Hark at me - I sound like a spinster of the parish - I'm only in my mid-30s!

louisa said...

Oopsy - not angling for another entry into the draw - just realised in all my Easter memories I'd forgotten my manners!
Happy Birthday Jak!

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Happy Birthday Jak. Love the bucket. What I like most about Easter is the blooms of crocus, daffodils, snowdrops all over the place, they are gorgeous. Not forgetting the chocolate eggs, yummy.!!!
Maureen............x

Diane J said...

Best wishes for your birthday, thanks for the chance to win this colourful Easter bucket. I love Easter time, as my daffodils start to appear in my garden, I enjoy listening to my two children laughing as they eat their chocolate eggs for breakfast on Easter Sunday and spending time with my lovely family, especially us all meeting up at our parents for a gorgeous roast dinner.
Love Diane xx

Craftylicious said...

My favourite thing about easter is hiding the eggs around the house and garden and leaving clues for the children to follow ... it still surprises me how fast they always find them. Our oldest is 16 this year and still gets involved.

tracie xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi jak,

My favourite thing about Easter is see the lambs in the fields jumoing high and playing with their siblings.

McLiz xx

Jan M said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of the lovely buckets.
What do I love about Easter .....well getting together as a family over a very large roast turkey then going for a long walk in the woods, oh and of course...CHOCOLATE lol xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Happy Birthday, Jak! Hope it was a good one! I have decided to be secular in my comment about what I like most about Easter and that is of course - choklit! Choklit for me and choklit for those whom I love! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Nana said...

Happy birthday, Jak, I hope you had a fab one. :)
This Easter will be my first ever carft bazar, so all I realy want now is just to go well, and me not be dramatic about it. :)
Have a good and lovely Easter yourself!

Linda w said...

Happy Birthday Jak. I truly hope your day was memorable. My favorite part of Easter is a rather selfish one. I love those marshmellow peeps, but not the peeps but the bunnies. This is the only time of year I buy myself them and really love munching them.

stamp on...

Melis said...

Happy Birthday.

I've given up Chocolate for lent so that is very high on my favourite thing. However the thing I love most is doing a treasure hunt for the kids to find their eggs. It started years ago and the eldest is 22 but it isn't Easter if they haven't charged around the house looking for clues!!

Melis

georgina said...

Happy Birthday Jak, hope its a good one.I love to see the kids faces at easter when they search for eggs and actually find one, such excitement, luv georginaxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Happy Birthday Jak I hope the sun is shining for you today. I love Easter as it is usually the first sign of spring. I love the little flowers peeping their little heads above the ground. The children hunting for the hidden little eggs on an Easter egg hunt. The little lambs and baby rabbits playing in the fields. I enjoy making the Easter cards as well as they are usually protraying the little bunnies / lambs and of course not forgetting the odd duck or two.

Cathy
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jak! Hey, shouldn't it be WE give you presents for your Birthday, not the other way round??? He he.
I love Easter because apart from the obvioues reason, it's a family time, which is more important to me than chocolate??????? Well done with the diet Jak, keep going, me, I am hopeless, no willpower. Well done!!

Luv L xx

MicheyMoo said...

Happy, happy birthday!! For yesterday.....sorry I'm a day late - but you should still be partying anyways. :)

My favourite thing about Easter is that I get to go to church (like every other week) and celebrate the great thing Jesus did.....but that its another occasion that my family gets together for. Sadly, this may well be my Mama's last Easter with us - so I'm trying to make sure we don't miss any chance to some super fun stuff together.

xxx

stampingsue said...

Apart from chocolate I love easter because all the family are home, DH works away during the week so having the Easter bank holiday is great as he is here with us for two extra days. The boys love having him home.

Oh bfore I forget,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Sue

Lesley W said...

Happy Birthday Jak, love the bucket. I c an imagine my grandchildren running round the house trying to find eggs to fill it. Best things about Easter are the thoughts of lighter nights, better weather (hopefully) spending time with family and of course not needing an excuse to eat chocolate.
Enjoy your day.

devonmaid said...

Having my children visit, I don't see them half enough - sob.

Happy Birthday Jak

Faith B. said...

My favorite part of Easter is knowing that Jesus rose from the grave............But, other than that, I have my memories from childhood of Easter....going to church and then to Grandma's to look for eggs w/ my cousins.

Maryann said...

Happy belated birthday Jak. Unfortunately I didn´t get the mail before today with both thisand the next entry in it.
What I like most about the easter is, that I always get all my kids and grandkids home here at the same time, which is very rare, and that we have the peace and time to just enjoy some dayas together wothout any rush, and be allowed to spoil these gorgeous granddaughters I have he he he. But to have them all here at thesame tme is a party and have lots of time.

Catrick said...

My favorite thing about Easter - hmmm, aside from chocolate, it had to have been watching my husband hide candy all over the house and the looks on the kids faces when they found a hidden stash the next morning. The search would take them all over the house and you never knew where an egg would hide - top of a picture frame, inside a plant....

trish said...

Happy Birthday Jak. My favourite thing about Easter is the early morning dawn service at my church on Easter sunday to celebrate Christ'a victory over the grave. I love watching the day break and the birds singing, just glorious.
Hugs,
Trish

Jo Street said...

Happy Birthday Jak.
I love Easter as much as Christmas, I like making easter crafts with my daughter, going to the easter Sunday church service, and then stuffing my face with lovely yummy chocolate. xx

Jackie said...

sending the grandchildren home feeling sick with still half a huge egg to eat ! lol... and just knowing they going to be hyper for the rest of the week :) or is that wrong??? lol

Kate said...

Chocolate and the fact that brighter days aren't far away. Happy Birthday for the 23rd
** Kate **

andria said...

Hi there and hope you had a wonderful wonderful birthday ad got al that yo wished for:-)I absolutely love that bucket have not seen one like that before and ca imagine the lil ones faces on Easter with there own lil bucket..What I love about Easter is watching the look on the grand children s faces when they find what Easter bunny has left for them..the smiles the giggles and the laughter, the Easter egg hunts for treasure, and spending quality time with those you love..hugz and thanks for the chance to maybe brighten there day lil more..

hollis58 said...

HI Jak & thanks for all the lovely tips and inspiration you always give.
Easter for us is a time to sit and relax and think about family and friends that are spread across the country (and loads of phone calls too!!!)
Trina

jzayler said...

Happy Birthday a couple of days late. We share the same birthday. I just 'stumpled' upon your blog. I love your cards!!! I love the easter bucket as well. I think Easter if my favorite time of year. Everything starting out new and fresh. My favorite part of Easter morning is the egg hunt with the little kids. I just love seeing a yard speckled with colored eggs.

meemee48 said...

This may sound sad to some people, but Easter is resurrection time, not only for my Lord but also for my daughter. My daughter was in a coma in the hospital 18 years ago and she woke up on Easter morning. Easter is always adouble celebration for me.

Karin F. said...

Happy Birthday Jak...many happy returns, lots of prezzies & cake.
I so love your cards & always look forward to seeing them. And now a gorgeous Easter basket as well. I'd love to win that. How kind of you to give it away.
hugs Karin

Karin F. said...

sorry....didn't read it right.
So what I like best about Easter:
chocolate, and Easter egg hunts, new beginnings: spring & warmer weather coming

Nannieflash said...

Many happy belated birthday wishes, at the moment Ive got 6 family members all with their birthday during the last week, its been a job to keep up with them. Anyway I love that basket its really something that reminds me of my own childhood. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

sassyb07 said...

hi Jak
First of all, belated birthday wishes to you!
So what I love about Easter is being able to get the family (or most of us anyways) together, gather around the table and have a wonderful meal together. It's so rare that we can all get together with the crazy work schedules that our kids have. I love having making up little baskets or boxes this year for my little grandchilren (and we have 7 little ones) and filling them with goodies.
Thanks for the opportunity for a chance at winning your lovely easter bucket!
hugs, Valerie