Friday, October 22, 2010

hey, folks. it's friday - and time for my first giveaway!!!


there is always a reason to celebrate. 
  a brand new day. coffee with lots of creamer. laughter. being random. 
creativity in the mundane. color in blandness.

and another reason to add to that list:

Much Love, Illy reached 200 followers
(and counting!) 

shout it from the rooftops. do a little jig. drink more coffee. wear your best party dress. 
 this is pretty exciting for me and i wanted to celebrate it with you, friend. 
and how do i do that?! 
with a long awaited giveaway!

last week, i gave you a sneak peak to my up and coming winter collection (thank you for so many of your kind encouraging comments!). one of my favorite pieces is a dark evergreen poppy headband. at the heart of its felt petals is an elegant vintage black and gold button. this poppy blossoms at nearly 4 inches wide, securely attached to a stretchy black headband. this is a sophisticated addition to any outfit for these coming cooler days of winter! 


romance me with a glance evergreen poppy headband. 

so...today i'll be giving away this darling poppy headband! 
it has not yet been stocked into the shop yet - this will be the first one released! 
and know the headbands in this collection will be a LIMITED edition,
so the winner will be one of the few lovelies to receive it!



and if that's not enough, i'm throwing in...

a pair of lilac violet large rose earrings

and let me let you in on a little secret. orginally these roses only graced vintage victorian style rings. this past summer, ohhellofriend hosted a summer guide gift exchange and the lovely sasha of the gilded bee and i did a swap. she requested a custom order for these rose rings to be created into earrings. i had never tried it before but i said sure! why not? after i made a pair for her, i made myself a pair and then started stocking the shop with them and they have sold like hot cakes since. (so thank you, sasha!) 

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN: 
1) publicly follow my blog 
2) comment to let me know that you did 
3)  include your email address so i know how to reach you if you win!

extra entries 
(each counts as one entry. 
be sure to put in separate comments.):
-visit my much love, illy shop and comment on which is your favorite item
-follow me via twitter (muchloveilly)
-tweet about the giveaway and be sure to include @muchloveilly so i can track it
-blog about the giveaway and comment with the link
-add my button to your blog  

Giveaway is open to US and International Residents  
and will close at midnight, Thursday October 28.
Winner will be chosen at random by random.org 
and announced  the following Friday morning.

 [happy friday, friends!]

160 comments:

  1. I follow your blog!

    orange@ohlauren.com

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  2. i'm following!! xoxo, gabrielle

    gabrielle@5amjetaime.com

    welcome to check out our dresses giveaway,too!!!

    http://5amjetaime.com/blog

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  3. I just stumbled across your blog and have fallen in love! Your designs are gorgeous and I adore that headband, perfect winter accessorie.
    I am now following your blog =)

    hannah.sherwood@hotmail.co.uk

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  4. I follow on GFC! (piper@revivingremnants.com)

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  5. I follow you on twitter! (@piperpost)
    Excited for your first giveaway!

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  6. When my friend Kim wears the yellow "just friends" poppy headband I always drool over it. It's my fav.

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  7. I follow and I love your blog! Miss you friend!

    dannon

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  8. I've been following for a while. I adore your blog and I"m so excited to see you've hit 200 followers!

    malori@jacquesandjill.com

    -Mal

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  9. I follow your blog!

    connie
    circlelinestudio@yahoo.com

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  10. Congrats, Illy! Love your blog, of course I follow! Great giveaway, darling stuff here! shari{at}littlebluedeerdotcom

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  11. I am a public follower of your blog.

    julie.davidhizar@gmail.com

    And I LOVE that headband!!! And you know that I love those cute rose earrings :)

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  12. Hey girl! Love your blog! Congrats on 200 followers!! I'm a public follower through google friend connect!! =)

    melaniesrandomness@yahoo.com

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  13. I follow you on twitter from @MelsRandomness

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  14. I'm adding your button to my blog now!!

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  15. I also just wanted to say that I love your "oh so lovely poppy garland headband." It's so fall and so cute!! And I noticed it's not there anymore, but I really loved the cranberry kisses headband when it was in your shop too!

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  16. How incredibly awesome!!! Your first giveaway! And these are incredibly sweet.

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  17. followed you via Google.
    email: lucille_akazukin@yahoo.com
    followed you on twitter.
    tweeted about the giveaway. :D

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  18. i follow!!
    yay for 200+
    you've got my email ;)

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  19. I'm a follower of your blog. Love the stuff in your shop! Cute, cute giveaways!!!

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  20. added your button to my "button collection"
    http://ow.ly/2XJZO

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  21. my favorites in the shop are the "oh so lovely" and "sweet vanilla crush"!!! way cute!

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  22. I really love the under the lilac purple rose earrings =)

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  23. and i follow on twitter friendo!

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  24. Of course I follow your blog sweetie!!
    xo
    moonbeamwishes@gmail.com

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  25. I follow you on twitter!! :)
    xo
    {@moonbeamishes}

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  26. I tweeted!
    xo
    http://twitter.com/#!/moonbeamwishes/status/28406271013

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  27. I have your beautiful button on my blog!
    xo
    here---> http://moonbeamwishes.blogspot.com/p/blog-friends-buttons.html

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  28. Congratulations on hitting your 200!! I'm so happy & excited for you!! :)
    I adore those pink earrings! :) I love the story of how they came about!
    Yay, Happy Friday!! :)

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  29. following your blog! :)
    charmelagriffith@hotmail.com

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  30. I'm a follower! And I love your blog!

    ajgarcia514 at bellsouth dot net

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  31. oops...it's tallandsmallgriffith.blogspot.com

    :)

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  32. yay it's friday and a giveaway!!! already a follower :0)

    have a great weekend girl! thanks for ur vote hehe

    simplyvonne@gmail.com

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  33. New follower!

    skcompton at gmail dot com

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  34. I follow your blog

    tunesandspoons.blogspot.com
    tunesandspoons@gmail.com

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  35. i follow on twitter! @armsopengrace

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  36. my favorite thing in the shop is the sweet vanilla crush poppy!

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  37. i'm already a follower!! this is so cute!

    amanda
    ashepard28@sbcglobal.net

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  38. how pretty is that headband! i follow your blog finally!

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  39. your winter collection looks fabulous!! Happy weekend, friend! xoxo

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  40. my favorite is the oh so lovely poppy garland headband. such a lovely color combo!

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  41. i added your button to my blog!

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  42. I follow your blog!
    bamathisblog@gmail.com

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  43. I'm following you! [about time, huh? :]
    MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

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  44. My favorite is the walking in the rain headband. :]

    MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

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  45. Congratulations, Love!! Seriously, I can't pick my favorite item. I love all of your work!
    Follower - Check!

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  46. I put those two on one comment...but forgot my email address :)
    (fromthebriarpatch@gmail.com)

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  47. Tweet Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Danielle_Jeanne/status/28421191805

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  48. You know I already have your button ;)

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  49. I am following!!!
    Yay!

    -Cami
    randomcraziness@gmail.com

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  50. Okay, I just tweeted about you...boosting my entries now!

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  51. yay for your first giveaway!!!
    I adore your headbands and the midnight strawberry is a fave!

    Cheers to much more success!!
    <3

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  52. I'm a follower! Congrats, Ilene! {{hugs}}

    thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

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  53. I like the midnight strawberry headband and cotton candy rosebud earrings - so cute! :)

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  54. I blogged about you, love!
    http://fromthebriarpatch.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-is-big-day.html

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  55. Love the Sailor of my Dreams headband!!

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  56. I follow your blog!
    sdmill4@gmail.com

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  57. My favorite item is the sweet vanilla crush poppy garland headband! So cute!

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  58. I follow @muchloveilly on twitter (@shelltonbelle)!

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  59. I tweeted about the giveaway (@shelltonbelle)!

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  60. What a fabulous giveaway, sweetie! I follow you!

    thealternativebride@gmail.com

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  61. i'm a follower!
    rebeccalynnejordan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. And have your button on my blog! Haha okay I have left enough comments!

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  63. I'm a follower!! Excited about your giveaway!

    mrspattonsclass@gmail.com

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  64. my favorite is "sailor of my dreams" ...soo dreamy!

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  65. I follow you!

    suburbansweetheart at gmail dot com

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  66. And I just started following you on Twitter, too! I'm @heysuburban.

    suburbansweetheart at gmail dot com

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  67. I think my favorite thing in your shop is the Waking up to Summer Showers Poppy Garland Headband. Lovely!

    suburbansweetheart at gmail dot com

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  68. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    rebeccagaus [at] gmail [dot] com

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  69. Of course I follow you on twitter. :)

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  70. i'm a follower! i think that green headband would look pretty great with my red hair. ;)

    kellyannmount at gmail dot com

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  71. i follow you on twitter :) (i'm hellokellyann)

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  72. Woodland Whispers single poppy headband is one of my favorite items...though choosing a favorite proved to be difficult! :)

    hannah
    stephenandhannah@gmail.com

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  73. I'm a follower!
    lisa@ goodknits.com

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  74. Congrats on 200 Followers, darling and you know how much I love your cute stuff...I am so in and keeping my fingers all crossed:)
    hugs

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  75. I follow you :)
    rferstad @ gmail.com

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  76. i totally follow your blog girl, i think? ;) love the beautiful button on the green poppy, so lovely!!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I follow your blog too, Ilene!

    lindsay.bay @ gmail.com

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  78. i follow your blog! don't worry... i am a nice girl!

    jozpascual(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. I'm a follower! Such a great giveaway!

    amylouwhogirl {at} gmail {dot} com

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  80. my favorite item in your shop is the turquoise twilight poppy garland headband.

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  81. I'm adding your button to my blog!

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  82. K. I am mental and swear I entered this, but now I can't remember. I tried to see if I did, and it looks like I didn't. ah. mental as I said.

    anyways. I follow.

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  83. I love the waking up to autumn showers poppy garland headband :)

    so cute!

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  84. I'm following your blog! And I love your Etsy shop! My favorite is the While the World Is Sleeping headband. I want it!

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  85. I follow you on twitter!

    @curliemegs

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  86. I am a new follower!

    npbradshaw at hotmail dot com

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  87. Following!

    stephanie @Femmena Mala
    http://femmenamala.blogspot.com

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  88. I follow you on twitter, too :)

    @FemmenaMala
    http://femmenamala.blogspot.com

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  89. I follow you on twitter, too :)

    @FemmenaMala
    http://femmenamala.blogspot.com

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  90. favorite etsy item is the red rose earrings! so pretty!

    @FemmenaMala
    http://femmenamala.blogspot.com

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  91. tweeted about the giveaway!

    Stephanie @Femmena Mala
    http://femmenamala.blogspot.com

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  92. blog button added!
    Stephanie @Femmena Mala
    http://femmenamala.blogspot.com

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  93. I'm a follower of your blog via Google Friend Connect!

    lacretia{dot}taylor{at}gmail{dot}com

    http://readyheart.blogspot.com

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  94. I follow you on Twitter! (@lacretia)

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  95. I love the Waking Up to Autumn poppy garland headband!

    lacretia{dot}taylor{at}gmail{dot}com

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  96. I am so late on this!! AH! But congrats on the followers!!!! yay!!!

    I of course am already a follower! <333

    pinkstarr403@yahoo.com

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  97. I adore the headband you have on here! (romance me with a glance evergreen poppy headband)

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  98. I happily follow you on Twitter! (@michabella4) <333

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  99. I am pretty sure your button is on my blog... if not..it will be now! :)

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  100. I am a follower! ^^
    Michellemlhuynh@gmail.com

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  101. I love the gray poppy garland headband!
    Xo, Michelle
    Michellemlhuynh@gmail.com

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  102. following xD LOVE THIS. zomg. also... I shouted out a tweet to you. @zomgitsfriday

    annnnnnnd it won't let me sign into etsy :( but my favorite is the blue rosebud winter ring. SOOOO my color! and I LOVE rings. Especially with the detailing on the sides, agghH!!!! LOVE IT.
    zomgitsfriday[at]gmail[dot]com

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  104. I'm so excited about this giveaway!
    I follow your blog! :)

    girlofnorway[at]gmail.com

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  105. I'm following you via twitter @girlofnorway

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  106. I just blogged about the giveaway, http://girlofnorway.blogspot.com/2010/10/american-giveaway.html

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  107. i am now a follower from the cold north (Norway).

    My email: naes.susanne@gmail.com

    Love you giveaway (SO cute!)

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  108. I follow your blog sweet girl, and what a sweet sweet giveaway you are having!!

    sassysmolak{at}gmail{dot}com

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  109. right now i'm loving the big black poppy. so chic!

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  110. following you!
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  111. love the no longer a summer romance poppy garland headband from your shop!
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  112. following you on twitter (@bbgoad)
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  113. added your button to my sidebar:
    bbgoad.blogspot.com

    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  114. tweeted by @bbgoad
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  115. Following you!

    k1harvey@student.bridgew.edu

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  116. following you on twitter (@Kayla_Harvey)

    k1harvey@student.bridgew.edu

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  117. tweeted by @Kayla_Harvey!

    k1harvey@student.birdgew.edu

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  118. love the sailor of my dreams poppy headband from your shop!

    k1harvey@student.bridgew.edu

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  119. I follow your gorgeous blog!

    dianarainer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. I am now following you on twitter :)
    kdaviscreates@yahoo.com

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  121. and one of my favorite items in your shop is: turquoise twilight poppy garland headband. TOO CUTE!

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  122. I follow your blog and I added your button to my blog. Love this blog!

    jessica9530@sbcglobal.net

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  123. SUCH a cute giveaway! Congrats on 200. How have I missed this post!? And I want to win <3

    You know I am a follower friend <33

    shawnimarie123@gmail.com

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  124. oh wow, i'm so excited i found your blog in time!!! i'm a new follower!

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  125. congrats on your first giveaway, ilene! :)
    i'm def a follower of your blog!

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  126. I'm happy to be a follower of your blog!

    ashley.hasty@gmail.com

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  127. i follow your blog now! ;-)

    chicgeekdesign at gmail.com

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  128. I tweeted!

    chicgeekdesigns at gmail.com

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  129. It's a toss up between the Walking in the Rain headband and the Cotton Candy earrings! :-)

    chicgeekdesigns at gmail.com

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  130. I follow your blog...proudly!

    1lifethroughthelens@gmail.com

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  131. Love the angel blue large rose earrings...so cute!

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