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Monday, December 20, 2010

A BIG DEAR LILLIE GIVEAWAY and Some Downloadable Gift Tags!


Whew! What a week! I am so glad it is over and am so excited about this week!!!! Today Lillie and I head off to Chapel Hill where we are hoping to meet up with some childhood friends for dinner and then off to my aunt and uncle's house where we will spend the night and the day tomorrow before heading over to UNC for the William and Mary vs. Carolina game. Jon and I both went to college there and Jon played basketball there so it will be a little weird rooting against the Tarheels but I think we will manage. We are so excited to bring Lillie to the Smith Center for the first time and show her around and let her see her Daddy's old locker and stuff. The game is on ESPNU at 7PM Eastern Time (Tuesday night) for any of you that are basketball fans that get ESPNU. If Lillie makes it on TV again this year I hope she will be clapping or cheering and not be busy sulking because I have cut off her supply of M&M's and soda for the night! Then after the game we head back here to crawl in bed for a few hours before heading up to NH! And then yay - our Christmas begins! I am so excited! 


Now, onto some decorating (and then after that the giveaway!) I finally got all of our presents wrapped early Sunday morning and then when Lillie went down for her nap after church I started working on tagging them all. I had ordered some really adorable tags from a great little Etsy shop about a month ago but they never arrived. I contacted the seller and she resent them but they still haven't gotten here so I was left scrambling. Once I put Lillie down I was kicking myself because I realized that I was out of almost all of my ribbon and out of most of my colored cardstock! Argggh! And of course because she was napping I couldn't head out to pick anything more up and Jon wasn't going to be home from practice for several more hours. So, I ended up just using what I had which certainly saved a lot of money, however, they didn't end up how I had envisioned them in my head. =(  Normally, I like to use little ornaments or other things to decorate my gifts with but this year because we were going to be shipping almost all of our gifts for our families I just did things REALLY simple. And because I only had an hour  I just used designs I had already done this year (instead of some new ones I had in my head) and printed them out four to a page on some ivory cardstock and then cut them into circles or rectangles and then cut slightly larger circles and rectangles and used double stick tape to stick them together. Then I just punched a tiny hole in the top and that was it! It took just over an hour to do about 30 or so of them so it was a really quick and easy project and the best part - it was FREE! They are definitely NOT my favorite wrapping jobs ever but at least they are done now and all on their way!


Here are just few of them!  I took pictures of the first handful that I finished and then Lillie woke up and helped me with the rest of them. 






Once I ran out of all of my ivory scrap ribbon I had to pull out some of this cheetah print - yikes! Haha - I like it for some other things but it was not exactly the look I was going for as far as wrapping Christmas gifts went, but it was all I had left! Time to stock back up on some ribbon!!!!

I printed mine straight from Illustrator but I still haven't figured out how to upload PDF Files so I had to save these as JPG's to upload into blogger. I saved them quite large though so they shouldn't be too blurry. Just click on any of the images and they will open larger in another window. I would recommend saving them and then printing them from Preview or whatever program you have that will open JPG's. I just tried doing it that way and they actually printed pretty crisply. 




To save on packing and avoiding having to bring things up to NH and then back again, we did our Christmas with Lillie last night. She was so excited to open Curious George and some toys and books but still not so keen on opening clothes!


Okay, and now onto our GIVEAWAY!!!!!

We will draw a winner for a $75 gift certificate to our shop!

So, how can you win?

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 draw the winner on January 1st and the winner can use their gift certificate once we reopen our shop after the holidays.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!



457 comments:

  1. Those gift tags are gorgeous! That cheetah print ribbon is funny after seeing all the other earthtones and such-gotta be a little wild sometimes, right?! Count me in for the giveaway! I love everything in your shop!

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  2. I am a follower of your blog too-so count me in twice!! :-)

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  3. Love the gift tags! Thanks so much. They just might be the thing I was needing to finish off a few last minute cards.
    I'd love to win something from your shop. I love it all!

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  4. I'm also a follower, so count me in again!

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  5. The gift tags are beautiful, thank you for sharing on your wonderful blog. I am a follower, please count me in twice.

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  6. Jenni- you are always inspiring me, thank you :)
    I plan to print these fabulous labels this week they are gorgeous.

    I also LOVE the drummer boy you came up with! I think you definitely need to use it for a drummer boy tee next year! You can put me on the waiting list for it today. lol

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  7. Count me twice, too since I'm a follower.


    Merry Christmas!!

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  8. totally LOVE the gift tags, and I'd love to win the certificate!

    christinobryan@gmail.com

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  9. Also a follower!

    christinobryan@gmail.com

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  10. the cheetah print - haha! at least they'll be unwrapping them quickly :)

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  11. Love your blog! Congrats on such a great following!

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  12. I love your blog. Thanks for all of the beautiful inspiration! I am already a follower, congrats on hitting the 1,000 followers mark!

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  13. Oops! *Now* I am a follower, I was just a fb "liker" before! All better now!

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  14. All of your gifts wrapped up beautifully! I kept mine extremely simple, brown paper, some pretty ribbon & homemade gift tags. I'll have to save some of your tags for next year - thanks! :)

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  15. Those tags are lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Your gift tags are adorable! Love all your gift wrapping ideas, including the cheetah ribbon! I would love to win the giveaway, what a great after-Christmas gift! Oh, I'm also a follower.

    Judy

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  17. I love the gift tags!!! I will definately be printing them out! Lillie cracks me up about the clothes. What a great story to tell herwhen she gets older.

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  18. Thanks for sharing those lovely gift tags!

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  19. Love the gift tags and your gifts look beautiful Jenni! Cracking up at Miss Lillie- you open, I cry. She is so cute! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!! What an awesome giveaway too. xoxo

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  20. beautiful gift tags! thanks for welcoming non-bloogers - hope i win! thanks, maureen (mb99999@yahoo.com)

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  21. My sister got me hooked on your website this weekend. I became a follower this morning. You have some really adorable things! I love the gift tags!

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  22. Love your gift tags and your blog!

    jessicadavey78@gmail.com

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  23. awe poor thing! I know she will love opening clothes someday! Merry Christmas to you and yours Jenni and safe travels through the holidays!

    -Natalie

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  24. I am a follower!

    jessicadavey78@gmail.com

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  25. The packages are just beautiful and Love love the tags!

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  26. LOVE the tags! Love those little drummer boys... so cute! Wonderful photos, by the way... as always!
    helen_ono at hotmail.com

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  27. I'm a happy follower of your blog! Count me in!
    helen_ono at hotmail.com

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  28. I am a follower! loe your shop and all of your decor ideas!

    Kristina
    modernfrills@yahoo.com

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  29. I am a follower and adore your things. Fingers crossed. Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!

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  30. Cricket
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    thepreppycricket@yahoo.com

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  31. thank you for sharing the gift tags! they are beautiful!!! and i know the cheetah print ribbon was used just because you ran out, but I love it!

    i would love to win a gift certificate to your shop! seems like anything i get from them leaves me inspired to photography lola in it (and funny how those pictures always turn out the best)?!

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  32. Thanks for such a generous giveaway...love your site. Janice (jkempf1@hotmail.com)

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  33. I hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  34. "You open it Mommy, I cry".....she is such a stitch!! Your gift wrapping looks beautiful Jenni!!

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  35. love the little drummer boy gift tag!

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  36. i'm already a follower of your blog :) your decorations are so beautiful!

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  37. I'm so inspired by this blog! And THANKS for letting us download your tags - mine are severely lacking this year! Merry Christmas!

    ~Callie
    callieandtodd@gmail.com

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  38. Me me me! I need a few more of your wonderful t-shirts!

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  39. thanks for a chance for a give away!
    I am a follower
    p.s. Lillie will not be interested in getting clothes for Christmas until she is at least ten

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  40. Who needs Etsy tags...yours are CUTE!
    I love Lillie's response to a package with clothes...hopefully my 7 year old will like a few outfits this year :)

    I would love to win your giveaway!

    Merry Christmas!

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  41. that is so funny with lillie & her presents.. the same thing happens with my oldest nephew. so this year, i put a toy in the same bag with his clothes.. so hopefully he won't be so bummed about the clothes! heehee!

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  42. Beautiful tags and gifts! Would love to win your giveaway! uncwgal@aol.com

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  43. i'm a follower! ;-)

    jessicacotten@gmail.com

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  44. Love your store! I have been drooling over your dresses for months!! Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

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  45. Love those tags- thanks for sharing!

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  46. Aren't children funny? Our keep us laughing, whether they mean to or not.

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  47. Oh, I have been a follower for a while, Thanks.

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  48. You always have the prettiest projects! I love it :) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  49. The presents are wrapped beautifully! Thanks for the giveaway!

    megan.lindley33@gmail.com

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  50. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Xmas!

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  51. I would love to win this giveaway; what a great one! Thanks for having it!
    Have a wonderful Holiday!
    Jodi

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  52. thank you for your sweet comment on my blog lovely lady! by the way, you're ridiculous! (*wink), those gift tags and ribbons look amazing. AND, i'm not an overly obsessed fan of cheetah/leopard print, BUT i love it used on that Christmas gift. :)

    what your little Lillie said about getting clothes is wonderful and funny. too cute.

    ENJOY your holiday week! you'll be missed in blogland.

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  53. oh, and i'm already happy to be a follower so here's to more chances to win and shop your great shop!

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  54. Thank you for the sweet gift tags!

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  55. I love the printables! Thanks so much for sharing those! :):)

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  56. follower! (you better believe I'll be back to comment each day!) :P

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  57. Those labels are so pretty; i so enjoy reading your blog!
    blessings,
    Rachel M.

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  58. I am a follower as well! :) so count me in again
    Rachel M.

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  59. What a generous giveaway! I'm a follower, too. joyintherain8{at}gmail.com

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  60. Beautiful gift tags.

    Susana
    susanacardenas13@yahoo.com

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  61. My wife loves your shop.

    Jose
    jlopz2004@yahoo.com

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  62. Oh I would love to win then I can buy that beautiful hat for my grand daughter.

    Martha
    mycardenas10@gmail.com

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  63. Lovely gift tags! Merry Christmas!
    teresa_savage@ml.com

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  64. Follower

    heatherenae at hotmail.com

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  65. Love your blog!

    heatherenae at hotmail.com

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  66. I would love to win...I love all of your items!

    eavalderas@gmail.com

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  67. Wow, that's some adorable tags and wrapping! I don't celebrate Christmas, but I couldn't resist those! ;-) Count me in the giveaway! :)
    ~Erika

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  68. I would love to win, I've purchased a hat from your shop before and would love to gift some.

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  69. Beautiful wrapping and gift tags! Thanks for sharing! :) boffthewall@gmail.com

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  70. I love, love your blog and thanks for the giveaway. Would be sooo excited to win!!!! My e-mail address is: york_gl@ascog.org Happy Holidays!!!

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  71. Your wrapping is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the gift tags! I would SO love to win a gift certificate to your store - love your items!!

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  72. I love your blog, and i am a follower.. Thank you, And God Bless you and yours..

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  73. Your packages are beautiful! If thats the"simple" version I can't imagine what the fancy one would be! LOL! They look great! Have a fabulous visit w/ your friends and family!! oh, and enter me in your giveaway please!! You know I love it all! Merry Christmas!

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  74. I love the tags and your blog! And i really hope that I win!

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  75. Follower of your blog. Love your site, etsy shop and home. Congrats on your new little girl and merry Christmas!

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  76. I love, love your blog and your shop!

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  77. I am a follower! I love all of your beautiful handiwork! Your photographs are so warm and calming.

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  78. Hahaha! My brother used to do that same thing. He'd shake the present and say "oh it's just clothes." He'd set it to the side and not even open it! Lol!

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  79. I adore those gift tags! Especially the little drummer boy ones...too cute!

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  80. You're present toppers are too adorable!

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  81. Gorgeous gift tags! You are so generous! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

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  82. i have 2 new nieces and they would look adorable in anything from your shop - especially the tutus and hats!!

    thanks for sharing all your tips with us!!

    merry christmas!!


    ashley.lipina@yahoo.com

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  83. Thanks for the giveaway! I hope you have a merry christmas!

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  84. Love the gift tags! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  85. I've been a follower for a while now!

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  86. Everything you touch turns out beautifully! Have a very Merry Christmas... and yes, I am a follower! :)

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  87. ~*~*would love to win!! Hugs~ Rachel~*~*

    *French Farmhouse 425*

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  88. I love the tags and how you made them! I tried to be a little creative this year in making tags, but they never turn out perfect :/ I guess I need more practice.

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  89. You are so crafty. The tags are beautiful! And the cheetah ribbon? I think the little drummer boy approves!

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  90. Would love to win the tags. Happy Holidays to you and your family

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  91. I still don't know how you do it all! lol! I love reading about Lillians reactions! Paris and Lillie are SO SIMILAR!:) It's so cute!:)I hope to download these to use for my families gifts!! Thank you for sharing!!!:) Hugs!

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  92. Sounds like a busy week, I hope you have a very merry Christmas.

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  93. A great giveaway! I'd love to win! Merry Christmas to everyone!

    Edit from Hungary
    szilagyi.edit@freemail.hu

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  94. You are so creative and your little angel is so cute. I have two boys, so little girly stuff is so fun for me to look at! Merry Christmas!

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  95. Great gift tags! My daughter is also in love with Curious George right now!!

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  96. I am a super excited follower!!

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  97. Awww so cute!

    gina s.
    ginaboyce@yahoo.com

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  98. Beautiful tags, I am very inspired!

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  99. I'm a little bit kinda a lot obsessed with your adorable Etsy store... I'm gonna cross my fingers and pray I win! :)

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  100. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the tags! They could make cute ornaments or decor as well. The drummer boy is my favorite. =]

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  101. The gifts are beautiful! I love reading your blog and am a huge fan of your etsy store... I recently purchased the cream colored hat and it is my favorite thing to wear this winter!
    (email is ehill4@prodigy.net)

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  102. I just found your blog and it is beautiful.

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  103. I am a follower, Love those gift tags!

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  104. WOW!! i would love to win this.
    sueellenhafen@yahoo.com

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  105. LOVE the gift tags, thank you!!

    angelfacedesigns@gmail.com

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  106. I'm a blog follower!

    angelfacedesigns@gmail.com

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  107. Love your shop! Niki F-W

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  108. And I'm a follower! Niki F-W

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  109. I love your blog and etsy shop! You are so inspiring and Lillian ia so beautiful. Also, I love the way that you take so much time with everything that you do. You are so inspiring:)

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  110. Hey! I love your blog and etsy shop! I know Catherine from my highschool in Ohio! You are so inspiring and Lillian ia so beautiful. Also, I love the way that you take so much time with everything that you do. You are so inspiring:)

    kaitlynwolfe@live.com

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  111. I am also a follower:)

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  112. The picture of Lillie is so cute! She's growing up so fast!

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  113. LOVE your blog....LOVE your store....LOVE how adorable your daughter is...LOVE this give a way! ;-)

    IBLYNERD@yahoo.com

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  114. I am definitely a follower! ;-)


    IBLYNERD@yahoo.com

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  115. I'm absolutely a follower, love your blog, your shop and all the inspiration you give me! THANK YOU for the gift tags, I'm off to print them now!!

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  116. BTW, comgratulations on expecting another little girl. I'm expecting my first- a boy in 3 weeks :).

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  117. I would looove the gift card :)

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  118. She looks so cute in her Christmas dress!

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  119. Thank you for the downloads!! They are beautiful :)

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  120. Glad to say I'm a fellow follower!

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  121. I enjoy reading each of your posts -- lots of great ideas.

    verlan.day@gmail.com

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  122. I am also a follower.

    verlan.day@gmail.com

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  123. Enjoy NH- we got 3 inches of snow tonight! It may be a white Christmas for you! :)

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  124. Thank you for the downloads- so cute. Love your ideas!

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  125. Follower here! Love the tags.

    kristi.suttles@sbcglobal.net

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  126. You have lovely products and fantastic design sense. I enjoy checking out your blog. Merry Christmas! ivkoss@hotmail.com

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  127. I'm a follower and hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

    TB3400@aol.com

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  128. Oh my gosh what a giveaway, I would love to win!

    Your decorations are so beautiful, I love your style.

    mere@jklobo.com

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  129. Luv Dear Lillie!!

    2angelbebes@sbcglobal.net

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  130. love your store (and blog!) and really hope I win!

    amanda dot sitek at gmail dot com

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  131. Yay! Fun!
    evelyn dot keating at gmail dot com

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  132. Oh that "no thank you" to clothes will soon pass!! LOL! That was too funny! Hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!

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  133. Love your blog, your inspiration and ideas!

    amy pracht
    amywpracht@yahoo.com

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  134. Oh, I would love to win! Am now a follower! Thanks for the giveaway. :) Merry Christmas!

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  135. Beautiful tags! Please count me in on the giveaway!

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