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Reader Celebration :: Ande Monster

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Up for grabs: an old school polaroid camera!

meet Rachael, the beautimus blogger behind It's Simple Love, and the fashionista behind the vintage shop, Ande Monster.

Q: When did you start blogging and when did you decide to open your shop?
A:  I had a personal blog for a while until February of this year, that's when I started blogging for more than just my family. I started my shop Ande Monster Vintage in May of this year and I have truly loved it thus far!

Q: Where do you find your vintage lovelies? How do you decide what to put in your shop?
A:  I find my vintage lovelies anywhere from yard sales to antique stores to estate sales to vintage stores. I love the hunt. I guess I don't know how to explain how I know I want to put a certain item in my shop. It is really just the feeling I get when I see an item. A feeling of accomplishment and excitement. My eyes light up and a smile of victory sweeps across my face.

Q: From your blog, we can tell that you are an adventurer. Do your adventures inspire your personal style?
A:  I believe they do! For example, I have about ten pairs of feather earrings from Peru that I love to wear in the summer time. I like to mix in eccentric items I have bought around the world with more modern every day articles of clothing. It must have a balance.

Q: Other places we can find you (stores, twitter, etc.)
A:  Ande Monster Vintage is my online store. It's Simple Love is my blog. I have started a twitter but I have no idea if I will ever use it! So, to be continued on the Twitter stat.


How to Win:
 Visit Rachael's shop & come back to let me know what your most favorite design is.
{This is a mandatory entry & must be done prior to any other entries}

additional ways to enter:
1. follow Wild & Precious  & It's Simple Love
 with google friend connect {2 entries each}
4. Tweet about the giveaway. {1 entry per day}
make sure to include @blairita & a link
5.  follow @blairita on twitter
6. add my button and/or Rachael's button to your sidebar {1 entry each}
6. blog about this giveaway & reader celebration linking to my celebration page {2 entries}
7.  let me know if you've entered another celebration giveaway {1 entry total}

{you must leave a separate comment for each entry. for example: this includes leaving 2 separate comments for following. Giveaway closes late Thursday night 10/28 & winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Monday 11/1with the rest of the celebration winners}


Rachael is such an inspiration to me -- always adventuring and exploring & always full of spirit.  Love her store and her blog and know you will too!  Good luck!

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458 comments...:

  1. I love the 50's mad men cream pea coat!

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  2. Ande Monster is a favorite on etsy!

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  3. I follow @ blairita on Twitter (@shelltonbelle)!

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  4. Love the Mad-Manesque Vintage AUTUMN TONES PLAID Skirt!

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  5. Ande Monster Etsy shop is a fave!

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

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  7. I have enetered all the other celebration giveaways so far!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE this dress:
    70s WHITE 3 TIER MAXI Dress!!!!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  9. I made Andesmonster a favorite on Etsy!

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  10. I love this candy colored blazer in her shop! Adorable!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55172136/vintage-candy-colored-striped-blazer

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  12. I love the vintage pleated cream skirt!

    xo, Michelle
    http://michelle-esque.blogspot.com
    michellemlhuynh@gmail.com

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  13. I am a follower for both Wild&Precious and It's Simple Love via GFC @michelle-esque

    xo, Michelle
    http://michelle-esque.blogspot.com
    michellemlhuynh@gmail.com

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  14. I've entered in other giveaways hosted by Wild&Precious!

    xo, Michelle
    http://michelle-esque.blogspot.com
    michellemlhuynh@gmail.com

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  15. I also entered in the giveaway by Blonde Peacock.

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  16. 60's BUTTON UP WHITE Dress is my favorite item

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  17. 1.love the 60's striped cardi of course.
    2. I already follow you both.
    3. her shop is a favorite of mine on etsy. etsy name-beautiful17na
    4. I blogged about your reader celebration
    and 5. I've entered 2 other giveaways. :)

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  18. Here's my second comment for following W&P on GFC!

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  19. Aaand my second comment for following It's Simple love.

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  20. oh so cute!! im loving the vintage milk glass vases

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  21. #1
    Follow Wild & Precious & It's Simple Love with google friend connect as Monik.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  22. #2
    Follow Wild & Precious & It's Simple Love with google friend connect as Monik.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  23. Be a fan of Wild & Precious on Facebook as Monika Lintang Retnani.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  24. Tweet about the giveaway here.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  25. Follow @blairita on twitter as @monikaretnani.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  26. My fave design is the Vintage WRAP DRESS in CREAM N' MAROON.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  27. I follow W&P via GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #1

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  28. I follow W&P via GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #2

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  29. I follow It's Simple Love via GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #1

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  30. I follow It's Simple Love via GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #2

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  31. I fave Ande Monster on Etsy (houseofplush).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  32. I'm a W&P fan on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

    kidodmsg at gmail dot com

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  33. I follow @blairita on Twitter @kiddo47.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  34. I have the W&P button on my blog.

    http://kiddomerriweather.blogspot.com

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  35. I entered the Handmade Collectibles giveaway.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  36. my most favorite design from rachael's shop is the vintage green mini dress. just lovely!
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  37. following wild and precious via gfc as khrista porcadilla.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  38. following wild and precious via gfc as khrista porcadilla.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  39. following it's simple love via gfc as khrista porcadilla.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  40. following it's simple love via gfc as khrista porcadilla.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  41. hearted ande monster on etsy as bellekhris.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  42. http://twitter.com/bellekhris/status/28054736300
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  43. twitter follower as bellekhris
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  44. I like the 70s WHITE 3 TIER MAXI Dress

    DragonflyKissesJewelry@gmail.com

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  45. the vintage owl vase/planter is my fave!

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  46. I follow both blogs as Dragonfly Kisses Jewelry

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  47. I love that gold vintage dress. Divine!

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  48. I love the 50s MAD MEN MUSTARD BOX JACKET in Rachel's shop!

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  49. i am a follower of wild and precious!

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  50. I am a follower of It's Simple Love!

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  51. I also entered your Sandy a la Mode giveaway!

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  52. I am a fan of wild and precious on FB!

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  53. I love the vintage bottles!! they're precious!! I am happy to be your newest follower!! :)
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  54. My favorites are the Vintage WHITE WEAVE OXFORDS.izzity@mail.bg

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  55. I follow Wild & Precious
    izzity@mail.bg

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  56. I follow Wild & Precious
    izzity@mail.bg

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  57. I follow It's Simple Love
    izzity@mail.bg

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  58. I follow It's Simple Love
    izzity@mail.bg

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  59. I favorite Ande Monster on Etsy (DreamyLittleThing)
    izzity@mail.bg

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  60. I'm a fan of Wild & Precious on Facebook (Ivana Nikolova)
    izzity@mail.bg

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  61. i love the Faux GOLD NECKLACE, amazing.

    wind.june.91 at gmail dot com

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  62. follow It's Simple Love
    wind.june.91 at gmail dot com

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  63. followed you :)

    wind.june.91 at gmail dot com

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  64. facebook fan :)
    wind.june.91 at gmail dot com

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  65. Sandy a la Mode giveaway :)

    wind.june.91 at gmail dot com

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  66. Ohh that is so sweet and of course I follow you both, my lovely ladies:)
    Kisses and fingers crossed

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  67. I love the owl planter & the little fawn!

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  68. My favorite item is the "Vintage Sleeveless Yellow WIGGLE DRESS"

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. #1 W&P Blog follower via GFC

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. #2 W&P Blog follower via GFC

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. #1 It's Simple Love Blog follower via GFC

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. #2 It's Simple Love Blog follower via GFC

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Entered the "Blonde Peacock" giveaway

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I love that vintage owl vase/planter!

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  75. I love the mustard yellow 50's inspired Mad Men jacket, (plus, it matches my blog)! I would love to be included. xo

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  76. I'm a follower and this is a great giveaway! I'd have such fun with this!

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  77. i love the black fringe c'girl boots!! i found a pair like them at last chance in arizona but they were wayyy more expensive so these ones are a steal!

    check out my blog <3

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  78. i love, love the Vintage AUTUMN TONES PLAID Skirt. :)

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  79. I follow It's Simple Love, have been for a while now! =D

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  80. I added your button and Rachel's button is already on my blog! :)

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  81. Oh my favorite thing is the Vintage CASUAL LACE UP ANKLE BOOT in Tan.

    So simple they're awesome.

    S

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  82. Annnnd I've been following you for a while :)

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  83. I've also entered another giveaway of yours a few days ago :)

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  88. I love Rachel! Such a sweet girl!

    I love the brown a-line skirt in her esty store :) so cute



    Love you blog btw :)

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  89. I follow your blog and It's simply love :)

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  90. I liked wild and precious on facebook

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  91. tweeted the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/SimplySamanthaC

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  92. LOVE the vintage white leather shoes! & The vintage black 80's flats! I love love love shoes.
    But everything on the website is totally cute

    xx

    I hope I win!!!

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  93. I'm following your blog & It's simply love blog!!!

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  94. I love, love, love the vintage owl vase! (Sorry I forgot about this one and had to redo my entries!)

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  95. I tweeted today (10/21). @justhope412

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  96. I am now following @blairita. :)

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  98. Ok! So I am officially stoked about this giveaway!!!! I have wanted a Polaroid camera for so long! So here are my entries:

    1. My favorite piece is the 50's Mad Men Cream Pea Coat (LOVE the fabric!)

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  99. 2. I am following both Wild & Precious AND It's Simple Love Yay!!

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  100. 3. I am a fan of Wild & Precious on Facebook!

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  101. 4. Ande Monster is on my favorites on Etsy!

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  102. 5. I tweeted once (There WILL be more) about the giveaway (Kmercado988)

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  103. 6. I am following Blairita on Twitter!

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  104. 7. I put your button on my blog, but I have been following It's Simple love for some time and I can't fine her button?

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  105. 8. I even blogged about this giveaway and mentioned your blog and It's Simple Love! I am so excited!

    Sorry for the longest post ever....I am just so stoked on this giveaway!

    AllKindsofComplicated.blogspot.com

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  106. I want the camera! Haha. I love polaroids. My favorite piece in her store would be the vintage baby pink button up. :]

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  107. & I'm a follower of you both. :]

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  108. i adore the Vintage T STRAP WHITE Heels...but they're not my size! so sad.

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  109. Ooo, I love the earth tones circle skirt! :)

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  110. I favorited Ande Monster on Etsy!

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  111. She's so adorable! I loved so many things, especially the faux gold necklace. Glad I found this blog!

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  112. I really adore the Vintage HAT BOX Luggage Case!

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  113. I love the 50s MAD MEN PAISLEY DRESS - so pretty!!

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  114. Following It's Simple Love x 2

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  115. Joined in on the Brightside Studio and the Greenview Lane giveaway as well :)

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  116. i loved the vintage baby pink buttonup dress! i follow both blogs!

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  117. Yes Please!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55324868/reserved-for-anita-vintage-plaid-shirt

    Love, Makay

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  118. I added your button! :)
    -makay

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  119. I added your button! :)
    -makay

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

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  121. i liked the CASUAL LACE UP ANKLE BOOT <3

    and i'm following your blog C:

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  122. Oooo I love the 70s FLOWER POWER Dress!! It's so cute!!! =)

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  123. I follow you on Twitter from @MelsRandomness

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  124. i adore the Vintage OWL VASE/ PLANTER!!!! sooo lovely

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  125. following wild and precious on google friend connect 1

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  126. following wild and precious on google friend connect 2

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  127. following it's simple love on google friend connect 1

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  128. following it's simple love on google friend connect 2

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  129. favorited AndeMonster on etsy

    sparkilysituations

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  130. fan of Wild & Precious on Facebook

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  131. following you on twitter @sparkily

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot ocm

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  132. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com


    i like this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50504835/sale-pink-floral-dress

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  133. How exciting!! I love Polaroids & have a growing collection :)
    I love the Hippie Green Maxi Dress in Rachael's shop! She has so many cute things there!!

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  134. I'm also a follower of It's Simple Love :)

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  135. And I do follow Wild & Precious, too!! :)

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  136. And I've just followed you on twitter! :) Yay!

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  137. I love the vintage owl vase/planter!
    I follow Wild & Precious!

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  138. My favorite is the Vintage UpCycled EARTH TONES CIRCLE Skirt. Very cute!

    -Heidi

    writeme at heidimail dot com

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  139. I also entered the betsy jewelry giveaway.

    -Heidi

    writeme at heidimail dot com

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  140. I love Rachael!!! I follow her.

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  141. And of course I follow you too!

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  142. I have been eyeing the 50's mad men paisley wiggle dress for a while now...but I think I may go snatch up the new cowl neck paisley dress!!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  143. My favorite piece is the Green Hippie Maxi Dress... LOVE!

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  144. Ande Monster is already a favorite on etsy :)

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  145. & I have entered a few other celebration giveaways!

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  147. Blogged!!
    http://fromthebriarpatch.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-is-big-day.html

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  148. I added your button
    http://fromthebriarpatch.blogspot.com/p/blog-roll.html

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  149. I am in love with the faux gold necklace :)

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  150. I love the Bow Tie Dress from the 1970s!
    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  151. Following you on GFC (oona)
    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  152. Following it's simple love on GFC (oona)
    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  153. Faved Andre Monster on Etsy (Oonamoon)
    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  154. Following you on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  155. I love the owl vase!
    I follow both of you.



    LOVE!

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