Wednesday, December 22, 2010

reader appreciation/Christmas giveaway!

Hi friends! To make up for the lack of blogging recently, how about a baller giveaway?

I'm so appreciative for the crazy number of people who follow & read this blog. Seriously, I am baffled by it most days. Anywho, I was going to do a giveaway when I reached 500 followers, but time has just literally slipped away in the 22 days we've been home. 

We're now at 512 and I'm so thankful for each & every one of you. To prove it, I'm doing a giveaway with not one, not two, but THREE PRIZES and THREE WINNERS! 

Just like the Blogiversary Giveaways we had in September, you must be a follower in order to enter. If you aren't already, you're not too late. Just go ahead and click the follow button over there on the left & join in on the fun!

Winner #1 will receive:
$10 Starbucks Gift Card and an Oh, Sweet Joy! coffee cuff


Winner #2 will receive: 
the T-shirts for Wearing Sewing Machine tee in grey--size Medium
 Here I am rocking mine :) I love it. ((posting a review for this sweet gem of a tee soon!))

Winner #3 will receive:
$50 credit to Oh, Sweet Joy! FIFTY DOLLARS! Do you know how much loot you can get with that?! Lots, i tell you. Lots. 

5 headbands
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7 pairs of covered button earrings
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an owl family
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Custom Party Skirt
Matching Headband
Coordinating Covered Button Earrings
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2 fabric frame necklaces & a headband
OR
some of the super secret new products
OR
any combination your sweet self can dream up!`
((the shop will be open by mid-January and then you can shop your heart out!))

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Here's how you enter:
1. Follow Yellow Songbird via Google Friend Connect (one entry)
2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas gift you've ever received
3. Follow me (@ohsweetjoy) on twitter (one entry)
4. "Be a Fan" of Oh, Sweet Joy on facebook! click here to do so (one entry)
4. Tweet or Facebook or Blog about this giveaway (one entry each). 
Feel free to use this:
"@OhSweetJoy is having a reader appreciation/Christmas GIVEAWAY! Enter to win one of the THREE PRIZES! www.yellowsongbird.blogspot.com "
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have fun! :)


the store credit will expire 60 days after first contact with winner. 


love. 

308 comments:

  1. One of my favorite christmas gifts ever was my Snuggie! I use it all the time when I'm blogging on the couch!! :) And of course you know I am a follower!!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I follow you on twitter (@sandyalamode)!

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  3. best christmas gift ever?? def my barbie dream house with all the accessories.

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  4. I totally tweeted!! :D

    http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/17795592424005632

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  5. Well, I sure am a follower! And one of my favorite Christmas gifts ever was my iPod touch, because I just couldn't imagine life without music!

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  6. And I follow you in tweetland @chrissyza!

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  7. i also follow on facebook.

    i also seem slightly desperate to win something... :)

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  8. No freaking way. I want that $50 credit. OK - I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

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  9. Fav gift ever received....a cat motif tapestry vest to wear...from my new in-laws......SO NOT. It was quite possibly the worst...but favorite christmas gift story to share!

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  10. Fave gift? Has to be my Husky sewing machine!

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  11. My favorite Christmas gift ever: finding out the gender of our baby last year. That was super special. :) Can't wait to find out what this one's gonna be...

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  12. my favorite christmas present ever was from a group of guy friends in college. They picked a different flower for each of us girls and wrote us each a note about how that flower represented us. Mine was a callalily. They also chose a verse from Prov 31 that they felt matched each of us. Seriously, most encouraging gift ever!

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  13. I'm one of your biggest fans on Facebook!!! ;)

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  14. Favorite Christmas gift ever? Hmm... well, technically it's not a gift, but my parents gave us their artificial Christmas tree a few years ago. Our older son was 5 months old at the time, but we didn't have enough money to buy a tree (my husband was in law school and I wasn't working yet), and they said, "You have a child--you need a Christmas tree." Four years later, even though we can afford a new one, we're keeping this tree. It's a very special part of our Christmas with our TWO boys now and a connection to my parents--we love it.

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  15. I'm going to tweet about the giveaway right now :)

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  16. Following you on Twitter (@melissity).

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  17. Now following on Google Connect!

    grace[at!]gracehesterdesigns[dot!]com
    Blog: http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
    Store: http://www.gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

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  18. Favorite Christmas gift: a gold heart necklace from my boyfriend on our second Christmas together.

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  19. Fave Christmas present:

    My husband and I gave one another iPhones :o)

    grace[at!]gracehesterdesigns[dot!]com
    Blog: http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
    Store: http://www.gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

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  20. Following on twitter!

    @gracehester

    grace[at!]gracehesterdesigns[dot!]com
    Blog: http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
    Store: http://www.gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

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  21. my favorite Christmas gift ever was Backstreet Boys tickets when I was ten. BEST. EVER.

    oh, and I follow you on facebook and twitter, and I tweeted just now on @taylorrness! thanks for all of these great giveaways!

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  22. Liked on FB

    grace[at!]gracehesterdesigns[dot!]com
    Blog: http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
    Store: http://www.gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

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  23. I'm a fan on facebook!


    Ashleychristineval@hotmail.com

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  24. i am a blog follower! and my favorite xmas gift ever received was a white gold necklace with an initial as the charm. :) very sentimental :)

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  25. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/gracehester/status/17801509949411329

    grace[at!]gracehesterdesigns[dot!]com
    Blog: http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
    Store: http://www.gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

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  26. i already follow on twitter as @thecuriouspug :)

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  27. Wow, sweet giveaway! My fave Christmas present ever was probably my surfboard from my sweet hubby last year! He wrapped it and everything!

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  28. just tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/thecuriouspug/status/17801984425852928

    thanks for the chance :)

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  29. i follow you, friend! fave christmas gift was the american girl doll that my parents gave me forever long ago. it's the most memorable one cuz i remember really really wanting samantha as a little girl. i hope to pass her on to my daughter one day!

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  30. Shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/thegracehester

    grace[at!]gracehesterdesigns[dot!]com
    Blog: http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
    Store: http://www.gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

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  31. I am gfc follower! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  32. and i tweeted!!

    *and crossing my fingers*

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  33. Best Christmas present was a rocking horse I got when I was little - I still have it!!

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  34. I am a follower of your blog!
    michellemlhuynh[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. Best gift I have ever received? It was a painting that my sister got for me when she went on her Honeymoon. She thought about me, even though she was supposed to think about herself and her husband. :)

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  36. I am following your Twitter (@Mahalmichelle)

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  37. I "liked" your Facebook! (Michelle Huynh)

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  38. i follow via GFC!

    CrowndVic (at)gmail.com

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  39. my fav cmas gift? Pokey the Pony, age 3. and yes I really do remember it. love.

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  40. follow you on twitter! (@CrowndVic)

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  41. The best Christmas gift I've gotten is a gift I already received from my husband! A Kitchenaid Professional Mixer(he got a good deal too!)! I've wanted a mixer for a while and he was so sweet to get it for me!

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  42. Aw, you are super awesome! hehe I already follow you. :p

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  43. I'm a follower through Google Friend Connect!

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  44. Favorite Christmas gift ever: The handmade Cabbage Patch doll that didn't look anything like a Cabbage Patch. Wasn't my favorite then because she was as big as me in the 3rd grade, but my favorite now because I know the sacrifice my mother made to create it.

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  45. I am your newest follower.
    I found you on Sew Chatty.
    I would not mind winning a Starbucks gift card
    or that cool sewing shirt.
    Thanks again for the give away.
    Mukweto at gmail dot come

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  46. I follow you on twitter @funkyfaithgirl

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  47. Amazing giveaway! I follow your blog :)

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  48. I tweeted about it @funkyfaithgirl

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  49. Best Christmas gift: trip to Italy...definitely.

    Excited about the giveaway!

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  50. I'm a fan on FB. oh! And my favorite gift...the necklace my grandmother gave me to wear in my wedding (which was a week before Christmas). It belonged to her, and now that she is no longer with us, it is even more special to me.

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  51. Fave gift? So hard. One year, I had a huge Mickey Mouse fetish going on--I got a sweatshirt, watch, boxers, figurine, coffee mug...all with the mouse. One of my favorites!

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  52. the best Christmas gift i have ever gotten was an easy bake oven! oh my goodness i loved making chocolate cake and wearing a chef hat and apron! :)

    love your blog by the way, and great give away! :)

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  53. Favorite Christmas present? A cruise!

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  54. Hi! :D

    I'm a follower via GFC: Lulu T.
    The favorite Christmas gift i ever gotten was tickets to Universal Studios! :D
    my email: itzwendyt(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  55. Hi! :D

    I followed you on twitter!
    my twitter name is : xCookieMuncher

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  56. Hi!

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/xCookieMuncher

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  57. i follow you on friend connect. :) i love this giveaway. LOVE. IT. i'm a coffee addict and am in need of a cute coffee cuff!

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  58. i follow you on twitter :) my twitter name is: hellokellyann

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  59. SUPER cool giveaway, love it all, love Posie

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  60. eeee!! What amazing giveaways!!!
    I follow your beautiful blog and my all time favorite Christmas present? ...a Turquoise ring my papa got me. {He does NOT like to shop, but he braved the malls and picked it out special for me!!}
    xoxoxo

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  61. I tweeted!!
    xo
    http://twitter.com/#!/moonbeamwishes/status/17912625727807488

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  62. Following on google friend connect :)

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  63. following on teh twitter (@linzlovesyou)

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  64. I follow Yellow Songbird via Google Friend Connect

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  65. The best Christmas gift I've ever received...my husband got me a super nice cannon camera a few years ago.

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  66. I Follow you (@ohsweetjoy) on twitter

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  67. I'm a fan of Oh, Sweet Joy on facebook!

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  68. Tweeted. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  69. my favorite christmas gift is my engagement ring! woot:)
    what a great giveaway luv!
    :)gina
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  70. i adore the sewing machine shirt! i am a follower via gfc. :)gina
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  71. i follow you on twitter :)
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  72. i'm a facebook fan! :)gina
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  73. ...and i tweeted. :)gina
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  74. Such a fun giveaway, Kim!
    I'm a follower via GFC :)
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  76. My cabbage patch kid was my favorite Christmas gift, I loved that thing!
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  77. Following you on Twitter (@bbgoad)
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  78. I'm a facebook fan too!
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  79. OH, there are so many. I think each year there is always something special. I got the BBC Pride and Prejudice a few years back, (love it)

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  80. I follow you through GFC (of course!) and I just LOVE following you!

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  81. My favorite Christmas gift I ever received was from my Grandpa (who passed away about a year ago.) I was probably 6 or 7 and he gave me a box of my favorite cereal because he found out my parents wouldn't get it for me because it was too expensive (I ate a lot of cereal back then and it was probably the most expensive cereal available.) Then he made sure he had it at his home anytime I came over. I had the best Grandpa in the world.

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  82. I follow you on Twitter.

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  83. I'm a fan on Facebook (that is how I found out about this giveaway)

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  84. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/AHastyLife/status/17932923181207552

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  85. Following on Twitter (@Kayla_Harvey)

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  86. Best Christmas present was my car, freshman year of college. I opened up a set of keys as the very last gift of the morning & burst into tears. We ran outside & my car was in the driveway with a huge red bow on it.

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  87. The best Christmas present I ever received was my Cabbage Patch Kid. My parents gave her to me when I was 4 and I kept her until she couldn't be sewn back together anymore.

    k1harvey@student.bridgew.edu

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  88. One of my favorite Christmas presents was my digital camera a few years ago - I've gotten so much use out of it!

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  89. and I follow your blog, of course!

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  90. I follow your marvelous blog!!! :)

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  91. Fan of "OH Sweet Joy" on facebook!

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  92. Favorite Christmas gift...would have to be my camera 3 years ago...it's when the "magic" started happening, and the photography business sort of "came about"!!!

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  93. My favorite Christmas gift has got to be a little silver heart necklace my husband got me the Christmas after we got engaged. It was perfect and simple and I wore it every day. I took it off on our wedding day to put on my 'something new' from mom and it got lost in the chaos. We've looked and looked for something close, but have never been able to find anything close. Maybe this Christmas...:)

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  94. I also follow you on twitter! :)

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  95. The Best Christmas Gift I have Ever recieved was a tea set when I was very little, I still have it!
    I follow you,
    And i Follow you on Facebook

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  96. HOLY AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!! I am a bad blog friend... Sorry for not emailing you back about the cuffs! Anyways, I of course am a follower! :)

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  97. My favorite Christmas gift ever recieved was my first car! My parents did SO good at suprising me!

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  98. my favorite christmas gift was my two front teeth! :) shared ya on facebook, friend <3

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  99. I follow via GFC - Ruthanne @eclecticwhatnot sent me. I'm so glad she did! Your shop is just darling. ^_^

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  100. The best Christmas gift I ever received came 4 days late on Dec 29. I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter! ^_^

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  101. I follow you on twitter {@perfect_enough}

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  102. follow via gfc!

    jessicacotten@gmail.com

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  103. one of my favorite christmas gifts is a scarf my mom got me years ago. she, a friend of mine & i were walking through the store & i saw these scarves & told my friend how ugly they were.. well, my mom got in a little fit about me not liking these scarves that were in style at the time.. and lo & behold on christmas day, i opened a scarf. she had already bought me the scarf prior to our shopping trip. but i really do love this scarf because it has 4 different hues of brown.. and the reason, i didn't like the others were because they were just solid black or solid brown & i didn't like them.. but i truly do love my scarf! heehee! it took a while convincing her that i really do love it! and now that she's gone (passed away 4.5 yrs ago), i treasure it even more!

    jessicacotten@gmail.com

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  104. follow via twitter
    @jessicaecotten
    jessicacotten@gmail.com

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  105. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/jessicaecotten/status/17986253030948864

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  106. i followed you on twitter and liked your facebook page! My favorite christmas present was a pair of earrings I got when I was seven!

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  107. Oh, I can't pick my favorite Christmas gift, but I think it might have to be the trip to Disney World we got when I was 7 or so. How awesome is that? My kindle comes in as a close second.

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  108. Girl, I follow you everywhere (that sounds way creepier than it actually is, haha!) Great giveway btw, so much fun!

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  109. I follow via gfc! Your blog is wonderful!

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  110. Gifts aren't that big of a deal around my house, so I have no idea what my favorite present is... but, one of my favorite things about Christmas has always been caroling. I guess those memories could be considered as my favorite gifts. Merry Christmas!

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  111. i'm a follower... awesome give a way!

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  112. my favorite Christmas gift ever had to be my engagement ring :) in 2007 on Christmas morning!

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  113. I just started following, I shared the giveaway on facebook, and I am about to tell you my favorite Christmas gift ever! : either my trampoline when I was younger, or my engagement ring [it was an early Christmas present :)]
    I am DYING to win one of these prizes, especially the $50. I have been wanting a skirt ever since I saw Ricci's! pick me!!

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  114. favorite christmas gift ever was the diamond earrings I got :) Gorgeous!

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  115. follow you on twitter
    @kiki_dawn

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  116. tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Kiki_Dawn/status/18129114883948544

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  117. I follow you on twitter @ShanLeAnn

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  118. I found your blog via a coworker's blog and just love it!! You're so creative and spunky - keep it up, I am inspired every time I read!!
    My favorite Christmas Present ever was this little gold ring with two hearts on it (one upside down, the other rightside up) with my boyfriend and my initials (one in each heart) when I was sixteen years old... it seems cheezy now, but I married him ten years later and wore the ring on that day too! We've been together for almost seventeen years and I still remember the feeling I got inside when he gave me that ring!!

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  119. Best Christmas present ever would have to be the Kitchenaid Stand mixer my husband got me this year ;)

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  120. @snnewt follows @ohsweetjoy on twitter!!

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  121. Best Christmas Present Ever......My mom is a nurse so she had to work a lot of Christmases. One Christmas, though, I think I was 8, they weren't busy on the unit and she got to come home early. She had told me she had spoken with Santa and he let her come home to be with us. I still remember that Christmas to this day.

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  122. Following your tweets! (@piperpost)

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  123. I think my favorite Christmas gift (as a child) was when I got my first CD player. I had only two cds: Amy Grant and Carmen.

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  124. My favorite Christmas gift is from this year and wasn't even meant to be one. My parents told the fiance and me that we get our earlier wedding date instead of moving it months further away like they had been telling us. And they have finally handed over the reins to the wedding planning. :)
    I follow you on here, and on Twitter, and am about to like oh sweet joy on fb and post to Twitter.
    So glad youre back in the states and your shop will be opening up soon!

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  125. I follow via GFC.

    My favorite Christmas gift ever...definitely vacations with the family. Things come and go but memories last a lifetime.

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  126. whoa. look at all these comments! i'm slightly initimated by you just now :) but i want you to get at least 200, so i'll add that one of my favorite christmas gifts that i got every year of my childhood was an art set--the plastic kind with markers, crayons, and chalk, maybe?

    p.s. gift #1 is definitely my exact house party gift. awesome.

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  127. I follow your blog and LOVE it! What an amazing giveaway!

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  128. My favorite Christmas gift that I have ever received is a tie between 2 things! The first, a bike, when I was 10. My sister and I got matching ones and we even convinced my dad to take us to the park and let us ride on Christmas day- in 3 inches of snow. The second? A tanzanite and diamond ring from my husband (who was then just my boyfriend). I still wear it almost all of the time.

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  129. I follow you on Twitter! @basicallyjulie

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  130. favorite christmas gift... a few years ago my mom gave me a kitchen aid mixer! Either that or the Nintendo I got when I was like eight.

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