Thursday, February 10, 2011

Giveaway + Interview with Sarah of Peacefully Hooked!!

today's sponsor is freakin' adorable and i think if we were to meet-up in real life, we'd be friends! i mean, come on this girl wore sneakers and striped socks to her wedding, loves sour skittles (mmm!) and oh, and did i mention her shop specialty?! it is stocked full of colorful cowls! color plus cowls, i'm fainting as i speak. so get excited! you're gonna love this darling, crafter just as much as i do! 
  
meet sarah.
what are three random facts about you?

1) My husband and I are from a small town named Highland village Texas and I have been friends with his sister since 6th grade but didn't meet each other until we were in a class together in college.
2) I don't like chocolate, but I LOVE sour skittles.
3) My favorite movie of late is Despicable Me.

tell us about your amazing shop,

I started Peacefully Hooked at the beginning of this year after many years of my friends and family telling me that I needed to sell all the little crafts I made. Most of my inspiration comes from my family. Each one of the names of my items are the names of the lovely ladies in my family. Right now I am using this shop as a way to raise money to fly myself home and take care of my awesome momma after she has surgery. As for the name Peacefully Hooked, well that was all due to my grandmother :) she's fantastic. 

where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years I hope to have little muchkins running around wearing all these cute little crocheted things I have made. I hope to still have a thriving shop where I can continue to share what I love with others. 

her shop is as darling as she is!

see what i'm talking about? these are some of my favorite pieces. in love, right?! 

if you're giggling with delight over sarah and her shop, 
then continue to get excited because she is giving away something uber-exciting to one lucky Much Love, illy Reader...


a Peacefully Hooked Merry Cowl with your choice of color!!

i mean is that not awesome?! 
you readers get all the luck!

how to enter:
(counts as one entry)
- be a public follower of Much Love, illy
-visit Peacefully Hooked and tell us which color you'd want your merry cowl to be

really, really want to win?
(keep in separate comments to count as individual entries)
- publicly follow Sarah's blog
- like the Peacefully Hooked facebook page
-tweet about the giveway
(be sure to include @muchloveilly so we can track your tweet!)

and did you know?
 ALL of sarah's earnings from the shop will be going towards a plane ticket 
so that she can fly home to help her mom recover from surgery. 

so if you are interested in helping sarah and her mom out, 
she has generously offered a special discount to you lovely readers. 
use coupon code merry15 at checkout f or 15% off your entire order!

Giveaway is open to US and International Readers until Tuesday, Feb. 15th. Winner will be announced Wednesday, Feb. 16.

much love.
[happy thursday, friend.]

188 comments:

  1. I think I would go with citron or raspberry. I can't decide!!

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  2. I heart her shop on etsy.

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  3. I like her FB page.

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  4. i'm a follower.

    i would want mine to be pink.

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  5. I follow Illy and I want Raspberry so pick me!!

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  6. Raspberry or grass...(how cute would they be striped??)

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  7. I would want mine in Gray Marble or Charcoal! :) I love her stuff! :)

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  8. Oh my word, I LOVE THESE! I would want citron FOR SURE!

    amber.grubb@oc.edu

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  9. Both lemongrass and fig look especially appealing :)

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  10. She has SUCH a cute etsy!! I would love the cowl in Eggplant!!

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  11. I follow her blog!

    amber.grubb@oc.edu

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  12. I added her shop to my favorites!

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  13. I liked her facebook page!

    amber.grubb@oc.edu

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  14. And I liked her on facebook! I absolutely love her shop!

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  15. I tweeted about the giveaway.

    amber.grubb@oc.edu

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  16. I want it in wheat! wait no Charcoal! no Taupe! no Granite Print! I cant decide I love all the colors!! okay final answer ;) Cilantro!! ;)

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  17. I'm now a Follower of eternity & beyond ;)

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  18. I think I'd choose raspberry or fig!

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  19. "Like" Peacefully hooked on facebook ;)

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  20. I would go with the citron or lemongrass color, amazingggg and cute cowl!
    {following your blog}

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  22. And I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/colekbl/status/35557462623010816

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  23. I'm a follower and I'd LOVE one in Pumpkin!

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  24. <3 her on Etsy too! (kelliebell)

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  25. These are all so cute! I'm a follower and I think my favorite would have to be the Gold!

    amymichaelsbillyross@gmail.com

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  26. I like the Raspberry color cowl! So cute! :D

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  27. Choosing one color was like the hardest decision ever! It took me forever to narrow it down to lemongrass...

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  28. I love the linen & the cilantro! So adorable!! And I'm a follower!

    Michelle
    schelley16@gmail.com
    http://anotherdayanotheroutfit.blogspot.com

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  29. And I hearted the shop on etsy!

    Michelle
    schelley16@gmail.com
    http://anotherdayanotheroutfit.blogspot.com

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  30. I'm a follower. I LOVE the citron color : )

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  31. And I liked on FB!

    Michelle
    schelley16@gmail.com
    http://anotherdayanotheroutfit.blogspot.com

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  32. i follow your blog & I'd pick mustard or blue or gray or I don't know... it'd be cute in any color!

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  33. There are SO many great colors, but I think I'd choose spice.

    splendiferousinclinations.blogspot.com

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  34. i follow your blog, of course!! i would choose oatmeal, fig, citron or lemongrass.. ahh i can't pick one color, girl!

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  35. LOVE those wedding photos! How fun is Sarah! Awesome!

    I'd definitely choose Sky Blue! I love how there are so many colour options!

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  36. I am a follower and I would choose cranberry! :)

    michelleesque[at]gmail[dot]com
    I hope her mother recovers soon and that she gets to visit her!

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  37. I've been wanting one of these for ages! I would have to go with either the cranberry, fig, or wood. Thanks :)

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  38. I would have to choose the raspberry or cranberry!!

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  39. I follow you of course :)

    If I could choose a colour it would be sky blue or gray marble. Beautiful!

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  40. I added her shop to my favourites :)

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  41. I follow much love illy, sarahs blog and like the facebook page :) :)

    would love to have a citron or denim twist one ...

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  42. there are so many great colors! i dont know which one i would choose. maybe linen? granite?

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  43. i hearted her etsy shop....jlaw1407 is me :)

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  44. So......I have hearted her shop, and liked her on facebook.....and I must say that I would like a Teal one please!

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  45. Um, too many great colors! Loving the Charcoal and Claret.

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  46. I would go with citron or cranberry, so many great choices!

    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  47. liked Peacefully Hooked on FB
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  48. Awesome giveaway! I think my fav color is raspberry!

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  49. oh i love the green in the photos. it's my favorite color!

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  50. Her cowls are so adorable! I would love either the grass or cilantro - what pretty shades of green!

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  51. raspberry or hazelnut! Oh the decisions.

    I almost typed deciduous.

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  52. That is such a sweet post and lovely giveaway:) I would love one in navy! Its so pretty
    Fingers crossed, darling
    Kisses

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  53. Oh that's a tough choice,
    I LOVED..denim, grass, cranberry, charcoal, cilantro, wheat. Lovely!!!!

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  54. I would love to have one in wheat!!

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  55. what a great giveaway! that cowl looks so comfy! i loove the cranberry color. xoxo jcd

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  56. also just hearted her etsy shop! xoxo jcd

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  57. just tweeted about the giveaway! xoxo jcd
    @cornflakedreams

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  58. My favorite is the grass green color!

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  59. I would choose either butterscotch or citron.

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  60. i think i'd go with apricot. <3

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  61. I'd love it in linen ;) so pretty :)

    Of course I follow your blog :)

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  62. I think I would have to go with Oatmeal! I need one that can go with almost everything!

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  63. I love your blog and I love the claret color cowl!!

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  64. I am now following Sarah's blog!!

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  65. Would love one in Fig!!
    suspyle@hotmail.com

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  66. I would want it in grass, spice, or cranberry. There are so many beautiful colors!

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  67. Super cute giveaway! I already follow your blog and I think I'd like a soft, warm grey for my cowl. Or maybe mustard yellow. Tough decision!

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  68. I liked the Peacefully Hooked facebook page!

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  69. I love the cranberry!!!, also I am a public follower of her blog!

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  70. ooooh!! I LOVE the Cilantro color!!
    and I, of course, follow your blog!
    xoxo

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  71. I love the citron color best!
    Definitely bookmarking her shop- the crocheted necklaces are to die for!

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  72. I *think* I would get it in grass but it's so hard to tell..there are so many pretty colors!

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  73. Pretty, pretty! I can't decide between grass & raspberry - but if I win, I promise to make up my mind. <3

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  74. And I hearted her shop, too. :) You have the besssst giveaways!

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  75. citron! so cute!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  76. i am now following her as well! cute blog she has!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  77. I like the style of the lori one, and amethyst is lovely for cold weather while wanting a pretty touch. I am a follower of your fun blog and am glad to see an interview post. Reading about Etsy shop owners and designers is so interesting!

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  78. Love the GRASS color--green is my favorite!

    and I"m a follower :)

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  79. I am now a proud follower of her blog!

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  80. Enter me please! I'm a follower via GFC.
    My fav color is denim!

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  81. I like the Peacefully Hooked facebook page (Ana Belén R M)

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  82. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/status/35820855288283136

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  83. I would pick the Citron color....super cute! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  84. I hearted her shop on Etsy. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  85. I like Peacefully Hooked on facebook. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  86. Tweeted! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

    amschotter

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  87. raspberry!
    boon1211atgmaildotcom

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  88. I love the grey marble color! :)

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  89. and I am also following Sarah's blog! :)

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  90. I'd love to have mine in grass green!

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  91. love the raspberry!

    keandres AT gmail DOT com

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  92. i'm following sarah's :)


    keandres AT gmail DOT com

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  93. & i liked peacefully hooked on facebook!

    keandres AT gmail DOT com

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  94. I think I would go with either the lemongrass or raspberry...tough choice :)

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  95. Heart-ed Peacefully Hooked on Etsy.

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  96. Liked Peacefully hooked on Facebook!

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  97. That was hard! There are so many great colors! My favorite is the lemongrass! I follow your blog too!

    jennywigdahl@gmail.com

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  98. I added her shop to my favorites on Etsy!

    jennywigdahl@gmail.com

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  99. I absolutely love the colors citron and eggplant!!!

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  100. I follow her at her blog eternity and beyond!!

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  101. I liked peacefully hooked on facebook!!!

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  102. wow, beautiful scarf!! i pick cranberry as my color!

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  103. What an awesome giveaway! Her cowls are FABULOUS!!! I can't decide though, between Lemongrass, Cilantro, Fig, Butterscotch or Snapdragon. . . . too man wonderful colors to choose! :-)

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  104. I favorited Peacefully Hooked!
    Cheri
    cherbyface@hotmail.com

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  105. And. . . I couldn't figure out how to follow her blog, but I subscribed! :-)

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  107. Pick meee!! I loveee the citron :). I follow with blog lovin' but I'm pretty sure I also follow you on google reader... Either way, I'm here every day!

    -Mal

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  108. I am following her blog with Google reader.

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  109. Ooh so pretty! I'm a follower of your blog with google. And I'm torn between the pumpkin and the cranberry (maybe I'm hungry?). I hope I win!

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  110. i'm a follower & i like the merry cowl in claret.. or cranberry

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  111. I'm a follower :)
    I think I'd go with...Glacier! So hard to choose!

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  112. Following her blog on Google Reader!

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  113. hearted her shop on Etsy!
    as marchelove

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  114. tweeted about the giveaway! @hunnybunny727

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  115. OMG, i am in. love. with. her. shop!! so beautiful, ilene!
    as for the cowl, i'd have to get in a green...or maybe purple...or maybe pink... ;)
    Sarah-Anne

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  116. hearted the shop! it could be a crime not to, haha!
    Sarah-Anne

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  117. I follow and would LOVE to win a wheat colored merry cowl. Absolutely love. ♥si

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  118. SO MANY CHOICES!!! :)

    i would have to say im digging the warm brown right now!

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  119. I love the gray and red! Both would be so cute to have. :]

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  120. Gosh ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.
    I am drolling the pink :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  121. Hi, I already fan of Peacefully Hooked in FB name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  122. I twit name @dokidokico

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  123. I follow & I like the fisherman and eggplant colors the best. Such great neutrals!

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  124. oh, and I favorited Peacefully Hooked on etsy!

    She has so many great designs! Very inspiring for a fellow crocheter :)

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  125. I follow your blog. And I really like the raspberry, eggplant, and cobalt colors. :)

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  126. I also tweeted the giveaway. (@SingNightingale)

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  127. Yay!
    Follow Much Love, illy via GFC as Monik.
    I love lori cowl!

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  128. Publicly follow Sarah's blog as Monik.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  129. Like the Peacefully Hooked facebook page as Monika Lintang Retnani.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  130. Tweet about the giveway here.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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