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Reader Celebration :: Sandy a la Mode

  
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Up for grabs: a $25 gift certificate to Sandy's shop

meet sandy, the lovely gal behind the blog Sandy a la Mode and the designer of the cutest etsy store with the same cute name:

Q: What made you want to start an etsy store?
A: Back in May, when I was at my in-laws house, my mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of vintage pearl buttons that she got from a friend in Hong Kong. I kept that bag for awhile and kept debating on what to make with those buttons. In July, my sister-in-law came to visit and she thought the buttons would make really cute hairpins, but I was skeptical at first. But I decided to try it anyway and I loved it!! :D So with the support and encouragement of family, I began my shop. Shortly after I started using other buttons and cabochon flower for hairpins as well, then expanded to earrings and rings and sewn goodies!

Q: How is your personal style reflected in the items you create?
A: My personal style is all about either wearing a plain outfit but dressing it up with a fun necklace or colorful shoes or wearing an outfit with a fun print and pairing it with accessories that are a bit more muted and will make the outfit stand out. The items I create are all about adding a pop of color to your daily routine or complementing it.

Q: If you could see some of your hair pins on any celebrity, who would you pick? why?
A: I would LOVE to see my hairpins on Julianne Hough from Dancing with the Stars (formerly). She has such a cute, fun and bubbly personality and I think my hairpins would fit well with her style.

Q: Is there anything new you look forward to possibly adding to your shop in the future?
A: Besides accessories, I plan on adding more sewn items such as bunting banners and cards. I love the look of stitching on cards so I hope to come up with new designs for them in the near future.

Q: In three words, why do you love blogging?
A: inspiration, friends, fun!

where to find sandy:
blog  |  etsy  |  twitter

How to Win:
 Visit Sandy'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  & Sandy a la Mode
 with google friend connect {2 entries each}
4. Tweet about the giveaway. {1 entry per day}
make sure to include @blairita & @sandyalamode
5.  follow @blairita & @sandyalamode on twitter {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

{you must leave a separate comment for each entry. for example: this includes leaving 2 separate comments for following.  Giveaway closes late Tuesday night 10/26 & winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Monday 11/1 with the rest of the celebration winners}

Good luck everyone!  Thanks Sandy (my real life friend)!!
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373 comments...:

  1. FABULOUS new blog header and layout reveal!!!

    What a fun giveaway too! I am loving the tropical punch three flower hairpins...Fun & Fab!

    Liesl :)

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  2. the passport cover is my absolute favorite! so adorable

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  3. follow Wild & Precious via GFC

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  4. follow Wild & Precious via GFC

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  5. follow sandy on twitter! @ohsweetjoy

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  6. follow blarita on twitter! @ohsweetjoy

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  7. Wow what a cute shop and great giveaway!!
    My absolute favorit is the
    my fair lady - hairpin and cameo pin set. Awww, I wanna win!!

    xxx
    -M-
    Times Like Mine

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  8. Love the my fair lady hair pin and cameo set! Also the passport covers are too cute!

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  9. And you too gorgeous doll! And I love the new layout, looks gorgeous!

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  10. I believe I just became your 1000th follower! :D I love your blog! I am so happy I found it!

    Have a great day!

    Danielle

    http://positivelypositive-posidanielle.blogspot.com/

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  11. I like the tropical punch hair pins .
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56351890/tropical-punch-three-flower-hairpins

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    thanks

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  12. now following sandy's blog and already a follower of wild and precious .

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  13. favorited her shop under squirrel33 .

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  14. I love the 'take me to the beach' three mum hairpins, so adorable :)

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  15. And love your new blogdesign, very delicate!

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  16. i love her rainy days passport cover!

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  17. i am a follower of wild and precious!

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  18. i am a follower of sandy a la mode!

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  19. It's hard to pick, but i think tropical punch was my favorite. There us a set of bright colored ones my niece would love that are great too. So hard to pick!

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  20. Let's see..I follow this wonderful blog...

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  21. I love the Autumn Harvest hair pins!

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  22. I have "hearted" Sandy's shop on Etsy!

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  23. I adore Mrs. Sandy!!!
    I LOVE everything in her etsy shoppe but my favorite has to be her Peaches n Cream pins!!!
    xo

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  24. I follow Wild and Precious via GFC
    xo

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  25. love the tropical punch flower hair pins! so cute!

    busygirlblog(at) yahoo.com

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  26. I follow your blog!

    busygirlblog(at) yahoo.com

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  27. I follow Sandy's blog too!

    busygirlblog(at) yahoo.com

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  28. I follow @blairita on twitter.
    xo

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  29. I follow you on twitter, I'm @busygirlnicole

    busygirlblog(at) yahoo.com

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  30. I follow @sandyalamode on twitter
    xo

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  31. I follow Sandy on twitter, I'm @busygirlnicole

    busygirlblog(at) yahoo.com

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  32. I tweeted!
    xo
    http://twitter.com/#!/moonbeamwishes/status/27828674981

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  33. add this to my giveaway bar on my blog!

    www.busygirlblog.com
    busygirlblog(at)yahoo.com

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  34. Love Sandy's shop! I like the pink passions martini hair pin set. :)

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  35. I LOVE the Rainy Days passport cover & the pretty peach rose earrings! :]

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  36. LOVE all of her hairpins, esp. Pink Lemonade!! xo

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  37. I love Sandy and her shop!!
    The Autumn kisses passport giveaway is definately my current fave!

    Thanks ladies!

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  38. What darling lil stuff!! I'd love to enter! I'm a follower of yours through Google Friend Connect!


    P.S. LOVE the new layout!! =)

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  39. first i love sandy - love her blog and her shop. she is so adorable and amazingly talented!!!

    my fave designs are the bunting cards or any of her rainy day passport covers.

    *crossing fingers*

    muchloveilly@gmail.com

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  40. I LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK! So many cute things to choose from but I love the Take me to the beach mum hair pins!

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  41. I love the "Autumn kisses" passport holder!

    rebecca.nvcl at gmail.com

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  42. I follow Sandy a la Mode on twitter (@RebeccaFH).

    rebecca.nvcl at gmail.com

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  43. My fav is the Autumn Kisses Passport Cover!

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  44. Im a fan of Wild and Precious on FaceBook!

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  45. my favorite are the bunting cards :)

    http://sweetcarolinebumbumbum.blogspot.com

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  46. follow wild & precious!


    http://sweetcarolinebumbumbum.blogspot.com

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  47. follow sandy a la mode!


    http://sweetcarolinebumbumbum.blogspot.com

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  48. sandy a la mode is an Esty favorite!

    http://sweetcarolinebumbumbum.blogspot.com

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  49. "like" wild & precious on facebook

    http://sweetcarolinebumbumbum.blogspot.com

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  50. follow sandy a la mode on twitter!! (@caroline_hughes)

    http://sweetcarolinebumbumbum.blogspot.com

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  51. follow @blairita on twitter!! (@caroline_hughes)

    http://sweetcarolinebumbumbum.blogspot.com

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  52. My favorite item from Sandy's shop is this lovely item!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58130459/rainy-days-passport-cover-with-bow

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  53. Already a follower of Wild & Precious! :)

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  54. Favorited Sandy's shop via Etsy! :)

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  55. Fan of Wild & Precious via Facebook! :)

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  56. Following @blairita already via Twitter!

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  57. Following @sandyalamode already via Twitter!

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  58. Also tweeted the giveaway via my post too! :)

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  59. I would definitely choose the My Fair Lady cameo & pin set. I love cameos!

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  60. tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/gangsterpixie2

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  61. http://gangsterpixiestyle.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/a-few-giveaways/
    blogged about it!

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  62. Fav thing on her etsy shop is the "My fair lady" pearl hairpin. I'm SUCH a fan of pearls.

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  63. Love it Blair! The new layout is fantastic!

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  64. her shop is full of cute things!! I love the "autumn kisses passport cover with bow" the most... so cute!
    so excited for this giveaway & all of them to come! btw- your blog looks wonderful! :)

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  65. i added sandy's shop to my etsy favorites! :)

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  66. i am now following sandy's blog!

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  67. i am now following you on facebook! :)

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  68. i blogged about this giveaway & the reader celebration here: http://thebrightsidestudio.blogspot.com/2010/10/lots-of-giveaways-to-come.html

    so fun!! :)

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  69. liked on fb added her to my pages faves too

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  70. i love the pretty peach rose earrings!

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  71. and i follow you and sandy a la mode through google friend connect

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  72. and i'm a fan on your facebook page!

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  73. and i joined the greenview lane giveaway!

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  74. I love, love, love the tropical punch hair pins! I think I would end up wearing them with everything!!
    I think I might just buy them even if I don't win. ♥

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  75. I love the take me to the beach - three mum hairpins.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  76. I love the rose pink lotus stud earrings!!

    evil_eva12 at hotmail dot com

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  77. i follow you via gfc with the name evil_eva12

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  78. i follow you via gfc with the name evil_eva12

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  79. i follow Sandy via gfc with the name evil_eva12

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  80. i follow Sandy via gfc with the name evil_eva12

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  81. I follow Sandy on twitter with the name @evajiang

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  82. I love all of her hair pins but my fair lady takes the cake.

    pomflair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I follow Wild and precious
    pomflair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. I also follow sandy a la mode:)
    pomflair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I love the blue lotus stud earrings. So pretty!

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  86. I just added Sandy a la Mode to my favorites on Etsy!

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  87. I am following Sandyalamode on Twitter. rhart621

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  88. I just tweeted about this giveaway! rhart621

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  89. I love the rainbow sherbet hair pins! Gorgeous! :)
    amanda@farmgirlwrites.com

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  90. I entered the greenviewlane giveaway!

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  91. Love, love the new Wild & Precious header- FABULOUS!

    I visited Sandy's etsy shop & it was a tough decision but my favorite is the mango, raspberry & grape sorbet trio. Cute & fun!

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  92. I already follow Wild & Precious but I joined Sandy's blog too :-)

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  93. I entered the Islacorbett giveaway.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  94. love the blushing olive passport cover!

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  95. entered handmade collectibles giveaway

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  96. love the pastel bunting cards ;)

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  97. I love the bunting cards and the peach rose earrings! :)

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  98. I entered Cole's giveaway and greenview lane as well! :)

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  99. My favorite are the mango, raspberry, & grape hairpins!

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  100. I entered Isla's giveaway & homemade colectibles too!

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

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  103. I tweeted about sandy's giveaway (@shelltonbelle)!

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  104. Wow, I love her shop! My favorite thing in it are the pink passion martini - three pink flower hairpins!!

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  105. I'm a new follower of yours
    entry 1

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  106. I'm a new follower of yours
    entry 2

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  107. I'm a new follower Sandy a la Mode too.
    entry 1

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  108. I'm a new follower Sandy a la Mode too.
    entry 2

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  109. I added Sandy a la Mode to my favorites on Etsy.

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  110. I'm a fan of Wild & Precious on Facebook.

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  111. I follow sandyalamode on Twitter.

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  112. I added your button to my blog.
    http://hellokendracupcake.blogspot.com/p/favorite-blogs.html

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  113. I blogged about this giveaway
    http://hellokendracupcake.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
    entry 1

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  114. I blogged about this giveaway
    http://hellokendracupcake.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
    entry 2

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  115. I'm entered in your Handemade Colectibles giveaway, and your Petunia blooms giveaway.

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  116. I follow @sandyalamode on twitter (@shelltonbelle)!

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  117. I want the pink flower bouquet earrings so bad! :)

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  118. I also entered your red felt pouch giveaway!

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  120. Also, I've entered other giveaways.

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  121. She has some super cute hairpins!!

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  122. autumn kisses passport cover with bow is super cute.

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  123. Entered another one of your GiveAways

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  124. I heart Sandy a La Mode on etsy

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  125. I'm a fan of wild & precious on facebook

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  126. I entered the sweetest petunia contest

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  127. Fave item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58304688/autumn-harvest-three-flower-hairpins?ref=em

    Lovely hair pins :)

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  128. I also entered the sweetest petunia contest!

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  129. I like the autumn kisses passport cover with bow.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  130. I follow W&P via GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #1

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  131. I follow W&P via GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #2

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