Friday, December 31

happy {almost} new year!

update: this giveaway is now closed

shall we kick off the new year in style with a giveaway?
yes! we shall.

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elm studios holds a sweet little place in my heart because it was my very first etsy purchase way back when. i bought my sister and brother-in-law a little birds in love wall hanging, that says happily ever after, with their names and wedding date on it. i gave it to them for their first christmas as a married couple and they adore it. and so do i.

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elm studios is the creation of erin lynne meissner and she shares this on her etsy site, about her and her shop.

"When I was a little girl, I would always dream of a shop that I would own someday. I wasn't sure if it was going to be a floral shop, an art studio, or a cafe, but I knew I was going to have a business named after my initials. Now, when I look back I'm thankful that I was able to make my dream a reality. I just love to create and be creative. I'm a single mom who stays at home with my two little girls thanks to the support of my family and friends. I'm greatful that Etsy allows me to able to let go of everything and just create! It's a great outlet."

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i can't think of an event that wouldn't be perfect to gift someone one of these lovely creations. the possibilities are endless, and erin welcomes all your custom orders. these original, hand painted, beautiful pieces of pottery make my heart skip a beat.

this is my current favorite:

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or this:

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i really can't decide.

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now get excited, friends. erin is offering a $20.00 shop credit to one of you sweet readers.

here's how to enter:

head on over to elm studios and tell me what your favorite item is.

earn extra entries by:

follow my blog and tell me you do.

facebook, blog, or tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment for each that you do.

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{this giveaway will be open until thursday, january 6th. winner chosen by random.org, and announced friday, january 7th. please leave your email with one of your comments so i can get ahold of you if you win}

160 comments:

  1. Thank you for introducing me to this shop! Very cute...I think my favorite is the footprint bowl!

    bekkabess[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. they are all so cute. i really like the "he loves me" bowl.

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  3. tweeted

    secretlylovespink@gmail.com

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  4. My favorite items is the Create bowl:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62779412/create-bowl

    But everything is so lovely!

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  5. (Forgot to write my e-mail: iritca AT gmail.com)

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  6. I like the "I'll love you forever" bowl with the handprints.

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  7. I love the Take a Chance bowl. So sweet! Homejandj@yahoo.com

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  8. LOVE.
    the "take a chance bowl" is presh.

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  9. the cutest! a need a little place to put my rings at night...

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  10. i love the dream bowl :)
    erin

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  11. i follow your blog ;)

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  12. I love the little "My Smile Bowl."

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  13. I love the family tree! I would get one for my mom :)

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  14. chello?! of course i follow. and i really want a plate.

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  15. I LOVE the you feel like home bowl! I love these for wedding gifts!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54221056/new-you-feel-like-home-bowl

    I follow you!

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  16. can I pick more than one favorite?! I think I'll have to!


    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62274101/simply-love-bowl

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60083078/soul-mates-bowl


    Adorable shop, thanks for sharing it!

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  17. The "To Have and To Hold" bowl immediately caught my eye, after my Christmas Day engagement. :D Perfect addition to our October 2011 wedding... just sayin'... ;)

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  18. I love the personalized birdie family. so so cute! Happy New Year Danielle!

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  19. It's hard to choose just one! I like the Personalized Bride + Groom Bowl.

    (shanleann1 at gmail)

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  20. So cute! I love the create bowl and the my mother my friend bowl.

    drewandkyleparish@gmail.com

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  21. wow. it was really really hard to pick a favorite. but i think the dream bowl is my favorite. that tree is just amazing.

    mslink89 at gmail

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  22. Wish bowl? Teacher bowl? My girls? They're all adorable!

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  23. i love it all! i follow you.

    sarajane2326@yahoo.com

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  24. i follow you

    sarajane

    sarajane2326@yahoo.com

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  25. Didn't have time to officially enter, but just wanted to say I hope you have a Happy New Year celebration with your peeps!

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  26. love the "you feel like home" bowl! everything is so cute!

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  27. I love the personalized birdie family!! So cute!!!
    adoubleo@sbcglobal.net

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  28. I love the Wish Bowl : ) Great giveaway!

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  29. LOVE this giveaway! I love the "you feel like home" bowl.

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  30. I follow your blog too.

    nystrom.jen@gmail.com

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  31. I love the family tree wall hanging!

    aliciabenedict.info@gmail.com

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  32. I like the family tree dish.
    nicolebang@gmail.com

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  33. I am following your blog via google friends connect!

    aliciabenedict.info@gmail.com

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  34. Happy New Years, dear girl!! Love the UO print you got for Christmas!!

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  35. I love the Personalized Family Tree Wall Hanging.
    mwagner13@hotmail.com

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  36. I follow your blog too.

    mwagner13@hotmail.com

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  37. What an adorable shop!!! I love the
    You (plus) Me (equals) Forever Bowl :)

    oohmybento at gmail dot com

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  38. I follow your blog via gfc :)
    -Cherie

    oohmybento at gmail dot com

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  39. I love the You Make My Heart Smile bowl.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  40. I love the "My Sunshine Bowl"
    purplebutterflyyy at gmail dot com

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  41. i really love the Personalized Princess Bowl

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  42. i follow via gfc

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  43. I just love the "falling for you" bowl!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  44. following you via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  45. Love this bowl- http://www.etsy.com/listing/37403199/take-a-chance-bowl

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

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  46. i follow take heart via gfc

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

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  47. tweet
    http://twitter.com/charmedlifeblog/status/21325990806429696

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

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  48. I love the you feel like home bowl.

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I follow your blog.

    alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I love the You(plus)Me(equals)4Ever Bowl!!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I'm following your blog!!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I tweeted about this giveaway!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MaryLeeByTheSea/status/21355206281273344

    MaryLeeByTheSea on Twitter

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  53. i love elm studios! i love the birdie one that you love too. i've had my eye on that for awhile!

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  54. I love the wish bowl. It makes my heart melt.

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  55. My favorite is the Personalized Butterfly Bowl because it's so pretty and delicate!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect! Happy new year!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I love the You + Me = Forever bowl and would use it in our wedding!

    dlogston(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I love the "Fly Birdie Bowl".

    -Nichelle

    nichelle.l.allen@aggiemail.usu.edu

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  59. I know follow your blog.

    nichelle.l.allen@aggiemail.usu.edu

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  60. I love the My Smile bowl!

    bead.eclectic at gmail.com

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  61. I'm a new follower!

    bead.eclectic at gmail.com

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  62. I love the "you feel like home" bowl!! so cute!

    joyefuljourney(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. and of course I follow you, too :) :)

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  64. I love the Take A Chance Bowl! All of the items in this shop are beautiful.

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  65. I follow your blog.

    Farnuminkstudio@gmail.com

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  66. blogged:
    http://boutiqueofluck.blogspot.com/2011/01/lucky-round-up-11.html

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

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  67. I am definitely bookmarking this site to use for future gifts. I love the "complete" personalized wall hanging.

    kellyaceves at gmail dot com

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  68. I love the "complete" personalized wall hanging

    kellyaceves at gmail dot com

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  69. my favorite is the You (plus) Me (equals) Forever Bowl!

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  70. i follow your blog :) kbcroniser at gmail dot com

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  71. facebooked too! kbcroniser at gmail dot com

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  72. My fave is definitely the Love Birds Bowl!

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

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  73. You're cute! Thanks for the help. I am now a follower! :)

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  74. Teach Bowl

    liza767[at]roadrunner[dot]com

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  75. I like the Hugs and Kisses bowl. Thank you!
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

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  76. I follow you via GFC as bridgestranslation
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

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  77. I follow your blog, you are an amazing writer and photographer! Im so glad I found you...so inspiring!

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  78. I love love love love the family tree dish! Ohhhhhh I hope I win!

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  79. I posted about it on Facebook!

    melvdesigns3@gmail.com

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  80. I also tweeded about this awesome giveaway!

    melvdesigns3@gmail.com

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  81. I can't decide which I like best: the Breathe Bowl, the Peace Bowl, or the Dream Bowl. Hopefully I'll win and be forced to make a choice! ;)
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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  82. I'm a GFC follower
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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  83. Hi Danielle, thanks for the sweet NYE message you left me! Most kind of you and it def warmed my heart. I hope you have a wonderful, blessed 2011 and I am so excited to "follow on" here at your pretty space in cyber space!!!
    J

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  84. ...as for the pretty bowls at elm studio, I love the You(plus)Me(equals)forever bowl.
    The only difference I would make is to change Shannon-loves-Chris-Forever to Jasmin-loves-Chris-forever :-)
    Oh, and I am a loyal follower and fan of your blog :-)

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  85. I just had my first grandbaby. A wonderful little boy named Ronan. I love the little bird plate that says welcome little " "

    I would put Ronan in that space and smile at it everyday.

    Heather.Foster@kp.org

    ps I enjoy your blog very much!

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  86. Hi. So many cute things...kind of hard to say one, but I'm going to go with the family tree dish. Thanks for doing this. Giveaways are so fun.

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  87. And....I'm following. Look forward to coming over here more often.

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  88. wow! it was so hard to choose a favorite. but my favorite was the lovebirds bowl. adorable!

    jacy468 at aim dot com

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  89. I am a follower too!

    Thanks!
    jacy468 at aim dot com

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  90. *****I forgot to put my email address in my last entry so here my VALID entry. :)*****

    My favorite item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59487953/you-plus-me-equals-forever-bowl

    whitsend@live.com

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  91. I like the "fun gi" bowl. So cute!

    bnewma4@gmail.com

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  92. My favorite is the dream bowl. The tree is so pretty!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  93. My favorite item is the 'take a chance' bowl! :) 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. I follow your blog via GFC as fanny. 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. Oh my word! I love the welcome little bird plate!

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  96. i like the handprints in my life bowl
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  97. i really like the breathe bird plate http://www.etsy.com/listing/62779374/breathe-bowl a great reminder!

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  98. I luv the personalized princess bowl:)


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  99. follow u thru GFC


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  100. hard to choose! Love the custom hear bowl, very sweet!
    elise.morris.mail at gmail dot com

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  101. I absolutely love the "Teach" bowl. So simple yet so powerful a statement!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62779067/teach-bowl

    caitlinhyla at gmail dot com

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  102. I love the personalized soul mates one with the birds. Adorable!
    martha.a.bishop@gmail.com

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  103. I'm a follower!
    martha.a.bishop@gmail.com

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  104. I also blogged about this giveaway!
    martha.a.bishop@gmail.com

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  105. great giveaway! i love the i'll love you forever bowl. too precious!

    libbybonjour@gmail.com

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  106. im a follower!

    libbybonjour@gmail.com

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  107. I love the Fly Little Birdie Bowl.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  108. I follow this blog.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  109. i love the 'you feel like home' one!

    lifespelledjen@gmail.com

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  110. love their stuff.
    favorites {b/c I can't choose)
    you plus me or mother child birdie bowl

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  111. I love the personalized birthday bowl.
    Mandy@Mandipidy.com

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  112. I follow your lovely blog :]
    Mandy@Mandipidy.com

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  113. I love the wish bowl (with the dandelion on it) best.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  114. Following your blog via google reader!

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  115. I cannot even describe how much I would love this. My boyfriend and I are celebrating his birthday, my birthday, and our 5 year anniversary together in May and I would absolutely love to get one of the wall hangings for him with our favorite quote and our anniversary date.
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
    Everything in the store is absolutely gorgeous!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  116. Blog follower through GFC!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  117. My favorite item is the Personalized Birdie Family Wall Hanging. girl23rocks@hotmail.com

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  118. I follow you via GFC
    girl23rocks@hotmail.com

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  119. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Alliegal101/status/22840593335975936
    girl23rocks@hotmail.com

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  120. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    you know, honestly, my favorite is the one in the giveaway:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54221056/new-you-feel-like-home-bowl

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  121. following you now!
    wwbd@socal,rr,com

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  122. my favorite dis is "take a chance" and I have the perfect person to gift it too
    wwbd@socal.rr.com

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  123. just updated my Facebook status with this giveaway! wwbd@socal.rr.com

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  124. I just sent you an email, and then saw these! I like the bowl that says "teach" because I'm a teacher.

    rokkyrob@gmail.com

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  125. I love the Dream Bowl and the Adopt a Birdie Bowl! Thank you for this opportunity! :)

    cmyersdoyle@aol.com

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  126. I think this bowl is so cute!--->http://www.etsy.com/listing/37403199/take-a-chance-bowl rosiebud63 at hotmail dot com

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  127. OMGoodness was that hard! I'm still not 100% but I'm gonna say Family Tree Dish.
    sueparks2003@gmail.com

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  128. Oh I love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/62791753/family-tree-dish - What a great gift!

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  129. Love My Mother, My Friend Wall Hanging
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  130. I like the Where The Path May Lead Bowl. So siimple but cute.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  131. I follow your blog. Thank you!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  132. Thanks for being such a cool Christian woman. Today I turned on my TV for the first time in a while and was sad at all the junk on each channel. Then, I stumbled upon your site looking for crafts and I was so blessed to see a chic and trendy woman living for our Savior. Thanks for the encouragement. Be blessed.

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