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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blast from the Past: Blogiversary Giveaway


Hello Friends.

This giveaway is now closed.  

Today marks the anniversary of my first blog post. It is hard for me to believe. It has been an amazing ride and I have met some fantastic people, from all corners of the world, along the way. I learn something new daily… and they say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. I beg to differ.

I'm fairly certain I chose baby names, when I was expecting Jordan, easier than I chose the name of my blog. As part of the process, I needed to determine the subject matter and ambiance I wanted to convey.

Aside from being a fairly decent cook, no one in the family is starving, I have no expertise worthy of devoting an entire blog. Although I have strong political views, this blog will never be used as a political platform and I rather doubt I’d have many visitors if I wrote about paralegal studies or workers’ compensation premiums.

Finally, I decided there were plenty of how-to blogs with far more creative and talented writers. What I do best is laugh at myself.  Although I am not an expert in any one area, I am interested in experiencing new opportunities, stretching my wings, and learning.

So the business plan, so to speak, was to write about a wide variety of topics, to keep the ambiance light and cheerful, and to admit my shortcomings (which incidentally gives me plenty of material about which to write). After playing with the dictionary and thesaurus for a while, A Musing Potpourri was christened.

Life can be a struggle at times and boring at other times. A Musing Porpourri is meant to be a fun, carefree oasis where you can relax for a few moments during your day. I hope when you visit you always feel welcome and comfortable. From time-to-time I hope I make you laugh and I guarantee there will be visits that make you scratch your head and think, What was La thinking?!

Thank you all for your encouragement, your generosity, and most of all for your friendship. You all mean the world to me.

Now, let’s have a giveaway! Woo-hoo!

What should I give away? I’ve been thinking about this giveaway for quite some time. I decided I wanted to make the giveaway a representation of the past year’s posts, and of A Musing Potpourri’s readers.  For the…
Foodies: Bake Potato Bag
Tablescapers: Placemat and Napkin Set
DIYers: Gorilla Glue and Painters Tape
Crafters and Artists: Assorted Embellishments

Photographers: Photography the Art of Composition
Tea Lovers: Teatime Treats, Tea, Chocorooms, and Tea Towel
Gardeners: Herb Picks
Thrifters: Blogging Tote


As always, there will be a surprise or 
two thrown in because I love surprises!

Here’s how to win…

PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!


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You do not have to be a blogger to win.
If you do not have a blog please provide a way
for me to contact you when you win.
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This giveaway is open to all
international readers.
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1. Leave a comment.

2. Become a follower of A Musing Potpourri. 

3. Post my giveaway on your blog (if you have one).If you are having trouble following, you may click on "Follow" on the title bar at the top of the page.  Thanks.

4. Like A Musing Potpourri on Facebook and leave a message.

5. Get a bonus entry for completing all four listed above. (Leave me a message stating “I did all 4!”)

Good luck and I look forward to the next 12 months.
Winner will be announced on July 6

Make it a Great Day!

137 comments:

  1. I'd love to win those herb pics!

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  2. ........and I'm already a follower!

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  3. Hello La,
    Congratulation to your Blog anniverdary. I always love to visit you. I wish you lots of fun with your blog. Blogging is so nice, because one can meet people whenever one need. Thank you for offering the nice international give away and sure I would love to win.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  4. That's me again. Just to say, I am a follower since long.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  5. Morning La, I have been a follower for quite a while. I didn't know you were on facebook so I will try and become a friend on that too. Good luck to whoever wins your very generous giveaway. Love Jackie in Surrey UK.x

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  6. Congratulation to your Blog anniversary dear La

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  7. already follower of A Musing Potpourri

    mihaela.mihordea at gmail dot com

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  8. Post your giveaway on my blog
    http://aboutwomenandnotonly.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  9. Like A Musing Potpourri on Facebook and leave a message on your wall.
    FB: mihaela pojogu

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  10. I did all 4!

    thank you :)

    mihaela.mihordea at gmail dot com

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  11. Please count me in for the giveaway. I love the herb stakes.

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  12. I just became a follower of your delightful blog.

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  13. Woo Hoo! Congrats on one fun year La, keep the posts coming! Thanks for the great give-away:@)

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  14. Hi La, What a fabulous giveaway this is! So many cool items, and very well thought out, La. I would love to win and my favorites are the tea items and tablescape items.
    Blessings, Beth

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  15. Happy one year! Flys by fast doesn't it. Come on lucky number 15!

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  16. Or 16, I have followed you for most of the year!

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  17. Hi La, I wanted to let you know that it appears your follower list has disappeared, including the icon for people to sign up to follow. You may want to check into this through blogger help forum. I will check back later to sign up to follow your fun blog!
    Beth

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  18. well 2 out of 4 ain't bad LOL

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  19. What a great giveaway. You have thought of something for everyone. A real potpourri! FYI - I can see your follower thingie. I think it depends on what browser people have - I have Chrome, but when I had IE 7 I couldn't see anyone's followers.

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  20. And I am a faithful and loyal follower!

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  21. Hello La! Happy 1st Blogaversary. It is great getting to know you through Blogland. This is such a thoughtful and very generous giveaway. I'd love the photography book and tea time treats. I am a follower and posted about your giveaway in a post I did on 6/20. I am off to FB now. xo,

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  22. Yeah La......it is finally here. What a great bunch of goodies. I like how you covered all your "likes". Please enter my name.

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  23. Me again. Of course I follow you.

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  24. Hi again, I just commented on your FB page. xo,

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  25. Hello and congrats on your one year, Blogging is so much fun I am glad I found it!!
    Please enter me in the giveaway
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  26. I am also a follower of your sweet blog
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  27. G'morn sweet friend ~ What a lovely giveaway. You are wonderful & have so enjoyed you.

    Follower for sure

    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  28. Have so enjoyed meeting you, LA. Blogging is one fabulous world of sistah's & love & great new findings about life & living. Congrats on your anniversary.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  29. I would love to win your giveaway.

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  30. Hello, La. Found your my way to your place through my friend, Cindy Adkins. Congratulations on your blogaversary. I celebrated mine in February. I've learned that we are always changing so much that one title could never cut it, but yours pretty much covers a lot. I too am best at laughing at myself, so much so that I break into laughter when I fall or stumble on something. Yeah, I know. :O)

    Love your giveaways, esp. those embellishments. Do count me in.
    Much love!

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  31. Clicked on your follow and added you to my sidebar blogroll looking forward to more visits.

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  32. Liked your page on facebook. Hope you visit mine too. One Heart at Home

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  33. La Baby- What a fun assortment of goodies for your give-away. Hope I get lucky! See ya soon, toots, Good food ,good shopping, good friends.
    hugs, Sue

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  34. Off to announce your giveaway on my blog.

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  35. Woo-hoo!!! I completed all four steps.

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  36. Left you a message and a like on FB. :-)

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  37. I'll take that bonus entry!!! :-)

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  38. Woo Hoo....what a FABULOUS and FUN giveaway. AMAZING.
    OK...I am a very happy follower..:)
    love and kisses, bj

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  39. Taking your button to my sidebar right now..

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  40. I can't find your facebook link here on your blog...how do i find you?

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  41. What a gret giveaway and HAPPY BLOG aversary

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  42. La, this is a pretty amazing give-a-way, with a little something for everyone. I can't get a point for everything because I don't want to blog about it because too many people will find out about it that way....LOL...just kiddin. Seriously, this is such a gracious give-away and please enter me. xo Lynn

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  43. I'm a follower...and proud of it!!!

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  44. I liked you a whole bunch of facebook! :)

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  45. hi La, I can see that you have taken to blogging very naturally and we are all very happy to have you! Thank you for offering this most incredible giveaway to celebrate! Linda

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  46. I put your blogaversary button on my sidebar! L.

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  47. I also figured out how to like you on facebook and left you a comment there too! L.

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  48. And for my bonus entry--ta da--I did all four things! :) Linda

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  49. What a generous, and thoughtful, giveaway, La! So sweet of you. Please count me in.

    Nancy

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  50. I am a blog follower as well. I enjoyed reading this post!

    Nancy

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  51. Blogging world opened many new doors for me. I am sure it has for you as well. Some lucky person will be very pleased with your giveaway.

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  52. Hi La,
    What a great post and congrats on your blogiversary. I thought I was already a follower but I'm sorry I wasn't. Fixed that though and now a follower, number 350! do I get a prize for being the 350th follower? What a great group of giveaways you have!

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  53. Hi La, Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know about your Giveaway ~ Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary!! Whoot! Whoot! I would LOVE to enter for a chance to win :)

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  54. And I've signed on to be a follower....can't believe I hadn't done so before! Shame on me, lol :)

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  55. Okey Dokey, got your button on my sidebar, and linked right back to here :)

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  56. Hi La,
    I liked you on facebook and left a comment!
    Cindy

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  57. Hi again,
    I am now a follower!
    cstower.blogspot.com

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  58. Hi La,
    Looks like you have probably put together quite the bag of goodies! Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  59. Congrats on your anniversary. I just can't believe how many great friends that we've all met through blogging. It's amazing.
    I am looking forward to year two with you.
    I am already a follower. : )

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  60. Hi La,
    Your button is now on my blog!
    Hugs, Cindy from cstower.blogspot.com

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  61. Hi La,
    I have done all four things, so I guess I get an extra point here!
    Thanks so much, you are a sweetheart!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  62. I joined fb ! and now can follow there as well!

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  63. Count me in sista!~ Yes you do make me smile when I come over, hence that is what I love about blogging, fun upbeat positive people. I won't bother reading anything but!!~

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  64. Thanks for the reminder...I would hate to miss a chance at this wonderful giveaway. I'm so glad to have found you in the land of blog...congrats on your first year. I hope we share this journey for many more to come!

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  65. Congratulations on your 1st year blogging anniversary! Love your blog, and hope to win that fantastic giveaway!

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  66. I am a follower on Facebook as lakecorv aka kathy.bruner.

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  67. I left a comment on Facebook. I follow you as lakecorv aka kathy.bruner.

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  68. Hi La! Your growing better than you give yourself credit for! The garden markers are adorable!You are sooo generous! I enjoy your blog.Happy bloggerversary!I liked your fb!

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  69. Hi La! I love the patriotic tablescape.and...liked you..and posted you on my FB and...will tweet you in am on my twitter! someone so generous deserves the attention. huggs, sunny (dianna)

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  70. Hi! Not Only did I do all 4 sweetie, but your generous spirit demands more exposure. I posted to my FB and Twitter accnts. Congrats and Happy Anniversary.

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  71. Hi . I just previewed the tea time trets, also a great giveaway.

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  72. Hi La,
    Congrats on your anniversary! I'm right with ya girl. I too feel that blogging about whatever pops into my head and laughing at myself is what fits me best. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. I'm a follower.

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  73. GREAT GOODNESS!!!!! What a fabulous giveaway,I want all these fantastic treasures!
    I'm a happy follower!
    ~Jo
    Lazyonloblolly

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  74. I just "liked" on FACEBOOK too!
    ~Jo
    lazyonLoblolly

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  75. Hey!...yippee I just put your giveaway on my sidebar!
    ~Jo
    Lazyonloblolly

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  76. And since we are allowed 4 entry's, this is #4 cause I been a follower and I love your blog!tehehehe!
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  77. Congratulations on a year of blogging!

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  78. Happy bloganniversary La! I began my blog almost 5 years ago and gave no thought to my blog name or I never would have picked what I did..lol..it is impossible to remember and no one knows I live in NYC from it. I never thought anyone would be reading my blog beside ma and my family and then the whole blogging world began to take off and I've met so many wonderful bloggers like you since then! It's a lot of fun, isn't it?
    Fantastic give away! Someone is going to be very lucky!

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  79. I am your fan on facebook -- my name initials are POB

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  80. Greetings from down the street in Columbus, OH! I just found you through DebbieDoo's blog and I really like your site! :) I'm your newest follower!

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  81. Hi La! Everything is soo adorable~ It would be hard for me to choose~ Congrats on your blog and I'll post your giveaway tonight!

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  82. Hi La! What a fun giveaway! Congratulations on 1 year of blogging!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  83. I'm already a follower of your blog.

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  84. wow...how generous! Throw my name in the hat, please (and then pick it out!!)

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  85. Holy Cow - what a wonderful give away party you are having here! Look at all the comments!! Congrats on your anniversary for your blog - you are off to a fabulous start on your next year of blogging!

    Vicki

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  86. Hi La, what a fun give away! Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I always enjoy visiting your blog!
    Annette

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  87. That looks like a lovely bunch of items. Great job. I'm not sure if you meant to enter each category.

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  88. I've been a long time follower too.

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  89. Hello lovely La. What a fabby giveaway, you are so generous!

    I love the tea prize (being British I get through gallons of the stuff!!)and the herb name tags would look great nestled between herb leaves.

    I'm going to now attempt to add your giveaway button to The Pea Pod and then it's off to facebook...happy anniversary my lovely and here's to many, many more xxx

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  90. Hello it's me again...I'm having trouble adding your button to my blog so I've added you blog to my 'blogs I like list' instead x

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  91. Congratulations on a year of blogging, La! You've put together such a generous assortment of delightful goodies. Whoever wins it will be lucky indeed.

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  92. Oh, and I'm a follower!

    Take care and Happy 4th of July!
    Erin

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  93. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! Wishing you many more posts to come!

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  94. Holy moly! What a great giveaway for your Blogiversary. I want to be counted!

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  95. I'm a friend and follower! Congrats on your Bloiversary!

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  96. I'm a Facebook nerd! But, I liked you!

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  97. La,
    What a nice giveaway! You didn't leave anyone out. Thanks for telling me to come over!
    Sherry

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  98. I have been a happy follower for awhile.
    Sherry

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  99. I put a button in my sidebar about your giveaway.
    Sherry

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  100. I left you a message on Facebook and I liked your 4th message. I didn't see a like button for the whole page.
    Sherry

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  101. Thank you! I did all 4!
    Have a great 4th!
    Sherry

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  102. Hi La,
    Congrats on your blog anniversary. I wish you many more fun times of blogging and friendships.
    Love your giveaway. What a generous group of treasures.
    Thank you for stopping by for tea.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  103. Hi La,
    Yes, I am a follower too!
    XOXO Celestina Marie

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  104. Hi again La,
    Your button is on my sidebar linked to this post. Have fun and a great week!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  105. Congratulations on the anniversary! Thank you for sharing.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  106. Happy Anniversary LA
    I'd be happy with the tea time or crafting!!!
    ~victoria~

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  107. Congratulations on your bloggiversary! What a trove of treasures to giveaway in celebration :)
    Please throw my name in the hat for the drawing too...
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

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  108. I'm following your blog too :)

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  109. I love these giveaways!! Thanks for kindly asking me to join.
    (1)

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  110. I am a follower, have been since I found you bloghopping and saw your Ice Cream Day Social...for which I am more than ready!

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  111. I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar
    (3)

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  112. I just posted your giveaway on my blog - www.kirkwoodcottage.blogspot.com

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment. I read every message and appreciate that you took the time to say hello.

See you soon! La