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Friday, November 19, 2010

A Few More Pillows and a Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Ahh - it's been a wee bit crazy here lately. Our shop has been quite busy so we have been working away trying to get everything shipped out as quickly as possible! (The knit hats are running about two weeks out but most everything else we have been able to get shipped within two to three days and hope to be able to continue that through the holiday season). While Lillie naps and sleeps I work, but when she is awake I don't do any Dear Lillie work except for a handful of e-mails and convos when she is busy playing. One thing that is so nice about this age is that she is starting to get really into "projects" so therefore while she is awake she and I have been busy working on making more pillows and decorating for Christmas. Last year I didn't get anything done because she wasn't much of a "helper" yet. Her favorite phrase now is, "Hep please Mommy?" She hasn't quite mastered the L in help yet. However, as much fun as it is being able to do all of these Christmas projects with her, I have discovered it doesn't just take twice as long - it takes like ten times as long! I showed restraint for a few days and then gave in and started doing some Christmas decorating several days ago. Well, with Lillie as my helper it is taking forever! We are only probably about a quarter of the way done.  I am so glad now that we did start early - I think we will be lucky to have everything up and ready by mid December at this rate! It took us two afternoons to get the greenery up on the mantle and put the pine cones in the buckets and bowls - I think those projects normally take me about twenty minutes.

Anyway, here are a few of the projects we have been working on. First, with the leftover burlap from the stockings I decided to recover three old pillows. (I bought three yards of burlap at $3.99 a yard, so I am pretty excited that for just under twelve dollars we were able to make five stockings and three new pillows and I still have a little left over for a few other projects I have in mind!) First, we made two matching burlap pillows for our family room to recover the furry ones I had on my wingback chairs that I have been wanting to replace since we moved here! I am so excited to finally have them gone. We just sewed a basic square with one of those backs that lets you slide the pillow forms in and out. Then we made ruffles out of the same muslin that we used for the stockings. After we made the ruffles I just glued them onto the pillows instead of sewing them. (I figured with Lillie as my helper there was no way that we were going to get them sewed on straight so I distracted her and just quickly glue gunned them on there - glue guns are seriously the best invention ever!) I placed the ruffles towards the right side of the pillows for an asymmetrical look. You can't really tell in the pictures because they are so close up, but when I take more pictures later of the whole room once we are finished decorating it you will be able to see that better. Then, I went through my stash of ribbons and found this green color that I thought would look nice in our family room and pinned the bows on (I want to be able to remove the bows after Christmas).

These are in our family room:



For our more formal living room I recovered a small rectangular pillow that had seen a much better day! This one has a more symmetrical look and I placed one ruffle on each side of the pillow and then temporarily placed a chocolate ribbon on the right ruffle. I plan on removing it and placing some buttons down the middle but when I went to my button stash I discovered I had finally used up all of my good buttons so until I have time to make a trip to the store to pick up some more the ribbon will have to do.



And then I added some vintage looking trim to the two burlap stockings that had the quilted fabric on top. I felt like they needed a little something more. Now I like how they look next to the ruffled/ribbon ones. Before I felt like these ones looked too plain.


Okay, and now onto our Thanksgiving Giveaway!

The winner will receive their choice of either our women's or children's version of our
Black Thermal Holiday Edition Fairyland Shirt!



The women's shirt is available in sizes S - XXL and the kid's version is available in sizes 2 through 12.
*Please note: I cannot guarantee we will have all sizes in stock at the time the winner is announced, although I think we do have most all of the sizes in stock now but are getting low on a few of them.

So, how can you win one of these shirts?


All you have to do is leave a comment on this post!

You don't have to have a blog to enter, either. If you aren't a blogger, just enter a comment and then where it says "comment as" scroll down near the bottom and click on anonymous. However, if you do that, make sure to leave your e-mail address in the comment so that we can contact you if you win! If you have a blog or a profile where we can get your e-mail address then you don't need to worry about that part. If we draw the name of someone who we have no way of contacting we will simply draw a new name.
You can comment each day if you would like to up your chances!

For an extra entry become a follower of our blog!

Just write "follower" as your comment so it counts as an entry.

We will choose a winner on Thanksgiving that way the winner will have plenty of time to wear their new thermal in December!
I plan on posting the winner Thanksgiving evening but if it's too crazy here then I will do it Friday!

I hop you all have a fabulous weekend!


224 comments:

  1. i just love your pillows & stockings!! they are so dainty & beautiful!

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  2. Pretty!

    I just love your pillows & stockings. Lillie sounds like a sweet little helper to have around! :)

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  3. Will you come decorate my house? I'll play will Lillie and keep her company and you can just have fun. Seriously, if my house looked a tenth as good as your pictures, I would constantly have people over.

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  4. Oh, I hope I win!! I love those shirts!! I love your pillow too!

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  5. And I am definitely a follower :-)

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  6. YAY! I love this giveaway because I've been eyeing these thermals up but feeling like I could justify one right now :)

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  7. I'm a follower of your blog, too

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  8. I'm a follower of your wonderful blog!!!

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  9. The ruffles on the pillows are gorgeous! :)

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  10. Love this shirt! I thought it was sold out because when I went to etsy only the onesie was there!!!

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  11. LOVE your new pillows!

    Received my shirt and I absolutely adore it! Awesome fit and it is so soft and comfy! Every time I wear it I get so many compliments! THANKYOU :)

    And yay for another giveaway! So fun!

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  12. Love the new detail on the stocking - beautiful. I can't wait to try out my burlap this weekend. :-) Have a great one.

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  13. Love the burlap pillows, so sweet!

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  14. I love the new pillows and the trim on the stockings looks great!

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  15. Beautiful pillows! And I love this top! I have it in white and would love to add this one to my collection... :)

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  16. I am a follower of your beautiful blog!

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  17. I'm loving all of the pillows you've been coming up with! Very pretty. Love the shirt and hoping I win :)

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  18. Just when I think you can't show one more fabulous pillow, stocking or more of your beautiful home, you post another fabulous project! Have you given a tutorial on the ruffles you did on the stockings and pillows? If not, would you share how to make those?

    Judy

    P.S. I'M A HAPPY FOLLOWER!

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  19. Oh my word! This is just too adorable! It'll definitely bring the "girly" out of me this Christmas season. Cute!

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  20. I just love the beauty and simplicity of all your projects! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    jessdepew at yahoo dot com

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  21. I am a follower of your beautiful blog :)

    jessdepew at yahoo dot com

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  22. This is lovely!

    Cindy
    cindymikewong at yahoo dot com

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  23. You need to have your sister start selling these pillows they are amazing!!!

    jillianmcovey@gmail.com

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  24. I would LOVE LOVE LOVEE to wear this. Please pick me.

    Just Better Together

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  25. What an exciting opportunity! Thank you :)

    Rachel M. at Hopejourney

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  26. I am a follower as well

    Rachel M.

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  27. Those pillows are pretty. I love the mix of burlap with ruffles and ribbons!

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  28. Oooh I have my eye on that shirt, would love to win it!
    mere@jklobo.com

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  29. I love your decorating style! So classy!

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  30. Super duper cute!! Love the shirt with that sweet ribbon detail!

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  31. What beautiful items. Just wonderful pieces of artwork in each.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  32. Your etsy shop is my absolute favorite! Love your stuff!
    soonermom76(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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  33. Definitely follow your blog
    soonermom76(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. ~*~*such a wonderful giveaway!! Already a follower~*~* Hugs, Rachel~*~*

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  35. I love the pillows and I'd love to win one of your shirts. You do beautiful work.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  36. I follow on GFC.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  37. I love that new shirt! I am a follower. Those pillows are adorable too! :)

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  38. Ok, we are sooooooo on the same page!!!!! As soon as I finish the last couple of orders I was going to (finish) sewing up burlap covers for my exsisting pillows and get started with Christmas decorating!!:) I was also going to attempt to sew my own stockings this year!!!! Wild how much alike we can be:)

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  39. The pillows are fab! I'd love to win one of the shirts for my daughter!
    sessiejune@gmail.com

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  40. I love those burlap pillows! and of course I want the thermal shirt :)

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  41. Followed, Follower and Will Continue to Follow ( ha ha)... Plus, I just bought two kids shirts this week... I'd LOVE to have the adult shirt for the holidays :-)

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  42. loooove it! I am buying this in white for my daughters christmas pictures, would love it in black too..or matching for me :)

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  43. ok i so need the womens one to match ms cashlen marie!

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  44. LOVE that shirt!! I also love the pillow covers you made, so pretty. So cute that Lillie likes to 'hep' out. :)

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  45. follower, of course :) mommyc219@hotmail.com

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  46. killin' me with all this burlap stuff! so pretty!

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  47. Love your blog, your photos, your decor, your style. :) These shirts are darling. :)

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  48. I'm also a blog follower and FB follower! :)

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  49. Beautiful shirts! Excited about this giveaway!

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  50. Love the pillows!! Super cute holiday thermal shirt too.....would love to win one for Lane.

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  51. Those pillows are gorgeous!! So creative! I have one of the children's fairyland shirts on my daughter's Christmas wish list, but it would be so fun to be able to match her! Thank you for the chance!!

    Heather,
    www.afdjewelry.com

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  52. I just discovered your blog/ETSY site this week! LOVE IT! I'm dying for the brown tutu! I would love to win the shirt!

    sjmkerr@aol.com

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  53. I've started following your blog, too!

    sjmkerr@aol.com

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  54. I would love to win one of those shirts! I love your shop!

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  55. please, please, please, let it be me!!

    Love the ruffled muslin!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  56. I loooove dear Lillie I've kinda been obssesed ever since i discovered your blog, everything you do is truly lovely and inspiring .
    lianjohnson@yahoo.com take care!

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  57. My dear friend, you are soooo creative!!! I love those burlap pillows!!! And I love Lillie so is too cute!

    And Evy would love the tee, count me in!! xoxo

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  58. oh I would love to win this too **fingers crossed**

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  59. You are one super talented lady!

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  60. I am a die hard follower! Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

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  61. I'm swooning~ I love love your blog, beautiful!! That thermal is so unique & cool, please enter me in your giveaway!! ;-)
    ~michelle~

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  62. I just signed up to follow your blog, too!
    Thanks!!
    ~michelle~

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  63. This would make a great gift, if I could get myself to give it away!

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  64. Lovely pillows and decor all around! And a beautiful Christmas tee, too!

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  65. love the pillowcase idea - may have to try that sometime!
    lisa_pt2003 at yahoo dot com

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  66. follower
    lisa_pt2003 at yahoo dot com

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  67. i would LOVE this for my daughter! anharris@arvest.com

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  68. Love the pillows and the shirt!

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  69. I am so in love with that stocking!

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  70. daily comment 11/20 :) mommyc219@hotmail.com

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  71. So cool!!!! I am a follower now too. :)

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  72. I would love this shirt for my daughter! andreawinters99 at gmail dot com

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  73. I'm a follower, too! andreawinters99 at gmail dot com

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  74. That just happens to be my favorite shirt in your shop! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  75. Following with Google Friend connect
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  76. I adore this shirt! Would love to have it! I also really like the darling pillows.

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  77. daily comment

    cindy
    cindymikewong at yahoo dot com

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  78. LOVE the pillows!!!!! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  79. So cute! I would love to win one of these for my little girl!
    hstorm799@gmail.com

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  80. That is one cute shirt I have never seen anything quite like it before!
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  81. I would love to win a thermal for the winter season!

    nguye145@cougars.csusm.edu

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  82. I am a follower!


    nguye145@cougars.csusm.edu

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  83. Would just love one of these... but one for me or one for my daughter... tough question!
    lisa_pt2003 at yahoo dot com

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  84. I love your creations..they are beautiful!

    leahforlove at aol dot com

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  85. I saw you name on my stats and what a lovely way to meet you! You have a gorgeous blog and I will be happy to follow you. Lovely giveaway. XO

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  86. Your pillows are so pretty.

    evelyn.keating@gmail.com

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  87. everything looks wonderful! Love that you are allowing your daughter to help. Can't wait to see your home when you are all finished decorating.

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  88. I love the burlap pillows--maybe I can even make some.

    verlan.day@gmail.com

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  89. I am a follower!

    verlan.day@gmail.com

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  90. burlap and silhouettes...what could be better?
    roweaglejacket@comcast.net

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  91. daily comment

    cindy
    cindymikewong at yahoo dot com

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  92. I'm a follower.

    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  93. You said we could come back each day. Oh, how I would love to win one of your giveaways!

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  94. daily comment 11/22 :) mommyc219@hotmail.com

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  95. I am a follower!

    xoxo
    Kelli @
    loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

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  96. I just love the beautiful pillows and I adore the thermals!

    xoxo
    Kelli @
    loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

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  97. I'm back, and I'm still hoping to win!

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  98. I'd love to win. danielledrn(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. Love these shirts, and love your blog!!
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  100. I recently purchased 2 of your white thermals. But this black one is to die for!!!

    Good luck to me...and thank you!!!

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  101. ...and yes, I am most definitely a FOLLOWER!

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  102. love your blog and your house and your store!

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  103. These burlap stockings are really beautiful, with the lace and the quilted fabric. Such a neat design. I am a fan of burlap and hope I have time to sew up some stockings before the holidays!

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  104. Oh my, these pillows are wonderful!
    Count me in for your wonderful giveaway!
    Thank you kindly for the chance!
    Lisa

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  105. Love the pillows and LOVE this shirt!

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  106. What a fabulous giveaway for the holidays:) I am in awe of what you create and all that you do. I am going through the sheer utter exhaustion and nausea of early pregnancy all day! sickness. I've been through this three times before but it's never been this bad because i have two little ones to look after and keep house and it's very difficult right now. Hopefully it will subside a bit so i can enjoy the holidays! I don't know how you do it but hats off to you:) Happy Holidays! Michelle

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  107. daily comment

    cindy
    cindymikewong@yahoo. com

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  108. Back to say Hi and enter again today!

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  109. This is beautiful!
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  110. your follower
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  111. daily comment 11/24 :) mommyc219@hotmail.com

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  112. I adore this shirt! Would love to wear it this holiday season while celebrating with my miracle girl!

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  113. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for all the giveaways!!

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  114. very sweet! i would love one for my little girl! thanks for the chance!

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  115. I love the stockings- thinking about making some of my own.

    I would love to win for my little cousin!

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  116. I love this shirt it's so pretty. All you items are.... I want to wear this!!!

    -Paty

    angel.baby.paty@gmail.com

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  117. I love your blog! Wonderful giveaway!
    Teresa
    teresa_savage@ml.com

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  118. I been WANTING to order this shirt for a while now....crossing my fingers I will win!!

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