Monday, July 5, 2010

My First Giveaway!


I love to share my favorite shopping finds on my blog. And I love to post about everyone's lovely blog giveaways. So this week, I have decided to do several giveaways of my own. Etsy is one of my favorite places to buy gifts, baby items, and fun homemade products. I wanted to share some of my favorite Etsy finds with you all this week and give you a chance to win one of your own.

For those of you who have never entered a blog giveaway, it is really simple and you have a great chance of winning. I have already won several amazing items through blog giveaways and I have only been blogging for three months now! So enter, it might just be your lucky day!!

I came across a FABULOUS etsy store when I was searching for a nautical necklace to wear to my baby shower. It is called Hiphophippos. The store is run by Sara. She is a mommy to an adorable 22 month old boy. Her little man inspired her shop name because his absolute favorite stuffed animal is a little mint green hippo. So cute!

Sara creates personalized artisian jewelry. It is gorgeous and PERSONALIZED. You know i love my monogram and name on everything! haha! The best thing about Sara's store.. if you don't stumble across exactly something you are looking for, you can send her a message and she would love to create something special just for you!

Fun Facts About Sara:

*She was born and raised in Massachusetts , but she has lived in Connecticut for 7 years now.
*She LOVE LOVE LOVES the beach and feels most at peace there.
*She is an animal lover.
*She used to be a retail manager, but since she had her son , he has become her main focus and she is fortunate enough to stay home with him while her fiance' does the dirty work!
*She has only been making hand stamped jewelry for about 6 months, but she has always loved to create things with her hands and picked this up the craft very quickly.
*She loves to hand-make EVERYTHING! And she enjoys the whole process of buffing, stamping, polishing, wrapping dangles.... and so on.

Here are a few of my favorite items from her store:











And want to hear the BEST PART... almost everything in her store is $30 or less!! And it is sterling silver!! I think these would be perfect gifts for friends and family!! Personalized items are just so fun!

Now for the fun part, Sara has graciously offered one of her gorgeous pieces of jewelry to the winner of the giveaway! The winner of the giveaway can choose anything they want from Sara's Etsy shop that is $30 and under! (This is a good majority of her jewelry!) So you pick and personalize your prize! How fun is that!??

In order to enter there are only two requirements:

#1) You must follow my blog. ( and comment that you are a follower)

#2) You must go to Hiphophippos and comment with your favorite item in her store and how you would personalize it.

(That will count as one entry.)

**If you would like 5 additional entries, you just have to post about this giveaway on your blog. In the blog post please include a link to the giveaway, a link to Sara's Etsy store, and a photo of one of her items.**

Please post a separate comment for each entry. So if you follow and comment, that is one comment and if you blog about the giveaway, you will leave 6 separate comments.

I am going to use an automatic number generator to choose the winner. So everyone is welcome to enter and there will be absolutely no bias with the winner selected.

The giveaway starts today, July 5, 2010 and I will announce the winner in one week on Monday July 12th 2010. Good luck!!

Hope you love it as much as I do!!!

164 comments:

  1. I would love to have the Summer Time.... Personalized Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace. I would Get my name "Katie" on it. Or maybe the anchor earrings...i think those are so lovely!

    I am a follower of your blog under kshuttle :)

    btw i love the name of your blog!

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  2. So adorable! I like the Personalized Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace with Fresh Water Pearl. You know I'm a follower!

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  3. And a link to the etsy store!

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  4. As well as a link to this post!

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  5. I posted this on prissy and preppy flamingo's blog!

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  6. I visited her store and I am torn between anything with pearls and anything with starfish! I think I need to get two - one with my son's name and one with my mongram lol!

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  7. I follow your blog! Great giveaway!

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  8. Wow! Thanks so much for the heads up on this great Etsy shop!! Her stuff is so cute!! :) I am a follower!!

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  9. I think the luxe pearls or the seaside starfish necklaces are my favorite but I love everything!!! :)

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  10. Hi Jamie!
    This Jewelry is so fun! I really like silver, crystals, and personalized jewelry. It was hard for me to pick one item I liked. My favorite items are the necklaces with the charm and crystals. If I got to pick my own design for necklace I would LOVE a butterfly silver charm with green and blue crystals and an "R" charm with it because my last name starts with an R. I love butterflies!

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  11. I would have to get the medallion with both of my girls names on it, and add a starfish to the necklace as well. I may just have to order it anyway, if I'm not a winner. They're all so cute!

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  12. What a great giveaway, you know I'm a follower. :)

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  13. I posted an entry on my blog about this contest! :)

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  14. I posted pictures of my favorite items! :D
    This is fun! This was an easy contest to enter! I will probably enter more even if I don't win.

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  15. I included the links to your blog as well as the links to Sara's Store and her jewelry

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  16. I love the "mama's Love" necklace in the store. All of the items are fantastic! I am a new follower!

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  17. Here I go trying this for the first time ever! I became a follower and I will post on my blog! Love the jewelry so very cute!

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  18. I think I would choose a necklace with 3 charms with my 3 little girls names on it! Got the idea from charlotte from sex and the city. In the 2nd Movie she was wearing one pretty one that looked a lot like the necklaces you posted!

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  19. I love the Precious Sterling or Hammered Single necklaces. Tough time chosing. So many beautiful items.

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  20. I will blog about your giveaway.

    Going to go do it right now. :)

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  21. Great giveaway. I am a follower.

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  22. I love the Nautical Anchor Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Dangle Earrings

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  23. I included a link to Sara's Etsy shop.

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  24. I included a link to your blog.

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  25. I love the necklace with the starfish It is beautiful! It reminds me of the ocean!

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  26. My favorite piece is the freshwater pearl stamped necklace.

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  27. Awesome giveaway! I am a follower.

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  28. I am blogging about the giveaway:
    http://livinginlilly.blogspot.com

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  30. Great giveaway!! I am a follower :)

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  31. I really like love her jewelry! I would either get the "You are my anchor" personalized with my husband or son's name...or a hammered single necklace with my son's name. So hard to choose!

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  32. mamasmessages.blogspot.com :)

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  33. I'm posting to my blog now :)

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  34. Including a link to hiphophippos!

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  35. Including a link to your blog :)

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  36. I follow your blog. I would love to win the circle of love. On it, I'd have my name, my husbands and our son's name monogrammed on it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. I follow your blog.

    I am also having an APRON GIVEAWAY. Please come over and enter. Terry
    http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/

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  38. I'm now a follower and...I'd try to convince her to do an anchor stamp on a necklace with BabyGirl's name on it, if not then BabyGirl's name centered on a disc with mother of pearl accent
    PS-I also plan to blog about your giveaway later this week!

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  39. I am a follower! I love the "Three Petite Tags" necklace and the "Precious Single Name" necklace. Everything is gorgeous!

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  40. I also included a link to Hiphophippos!

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  41. I posted about this at http://ababblingbrunette.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-at-fried-pink-tomato.html.

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  42. I am a new follower and I think I would have to narrow my pick to the Summer Time.... Personalized Disc and starfish neclace. It shows one name on it, but I would try to have both my little ones name on it.

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. I will forsure blog about your giveaway. I too am working on a special giveaway for the near future when I reach my 200 blog. :) Be sure to stop by more often.

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  43. I posted this on my blog at The Delima Dilemma
    http://thedelimadilemma.blogspot.com/2010/07/some-giveaway-fun.html

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  44. I included a link to your blog on my posting :-)

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  45. I put a pic of my favorite piece on my blog :-)

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  46. I added a link for Hiphophippos on my blog :-)

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  47. Thanks for having this giveaway! I think I put all 6 of my comments here.

    Wish me luck!!

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  48. Jaime I am a follower! And I blame my addiction to blog giveaways on you... I thought if I entered enough I would eventually win one....... still waiting!

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  49. And for anther entry, I would love the "Simple & Sweet Trio." As much as I would love one for myself, my sister in law just announced her third pregnancy and this would be a perfect gift once she picks a name!!

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  50. I am now following.
    I love the Seaside Starfish Initial... Personalized Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace!

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  51. I am a follower...enjoy reading your blog!

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  52. It would be a difficult decision to decide on just one thing...but I would probably pick the Stacked sterling silver hand stamped double disc necklace. Love her etsy shop!

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  54. i'm a follower, and i LOOOOVE the summer time starfish necklace. tres cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50308887/summer-time-personalized-hand-stamped

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  55. I'm a follower, but you knew that :)

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  56. I love the Be Free Butterfly Necklace and the Seaside Starfish Necklace. I'd probably do initials on both :)

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  57. Blog posted here: http://rebeccasmith.blogspot.com/2010/07/jewelry-giveaway.html

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  58. ...and a link to Sara's store...

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  59. With link to your post about the giveaway...

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  60. Thanks for the heads up on your giveaway! You were right, this is totally up my alley and I've been waiting until after #2 to order one. I just love these necklaces and although I'd have a hard time making the final decision, I think I'd go with the "mini stack" necklace. Thanks so much!!

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  61. oh I am in love with this giveaway! I am a follower!

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  62. I would sooo love the Baby Bell necklace! It is just so sweet looking. I would have it peronalized with my name "Emily".

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  63. I have posted the giveaway on my blog!

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  64. I have a link on my sidebar to Sara's etsy store :)

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  65. I have a link to your gettaway in my sidebar :)

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  66. I also have added a photo to my sidebar of sara's adorable "Baby Bell" necklace!

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  67. I LOVE the Single Petite Stering Silver bracelet.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49023030/single-petite-sterling-silver

    I would get it stamped with "Sadie," which is my daughter's name. I'd also add a pink crystal and pearl dangles. :)

    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway! Be sure to check the blog out today. I'm hosting another one starting today!

    <3 kp
    http://fashionmommaintraining.blogspot.com

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  68. I am now following.
    I love the Seaside Starfish Initial... Personalized Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace!

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  69. I blogged! http://fashionmommaintraining.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-from-fried-pink-tomato.html

    <3 kp

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  70. I blogged! http://fashionmommaintraining.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-from-fried-pink-tomato.html

    <3 kp

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  71. I blogged! http://fashionmommaintraining.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-from-fried-pink-tomato.html

    <3 kp

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  72. I blogged! http://fashionmommaintraining.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-from-fried-pink-tomato.html

    <3 kp

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  73. I blogged! http://fashionmommaintraining.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-from-fried-pink-tomato.html

    <3 kp

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  74. Wow absolutely love this giveaway!

    I am a follower and I would love the Summer Time Necklace with "Erica" on it.

    xo

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  75. I follow your blog! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway, I love the Seaside Starfish Initial necklace!

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  76. I like the
    Seaside Starfish Initial... Personalized Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace with "B" for Beth

    I am a follower :)

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  77. What a great giveaway! I'm now a follower & my favorite item was the Seaside Starfish initial necklace with an S.

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  78. I'm a follower of your fab blog! :)

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  79. This is a hard decision, but I THINK I'd go with Sterling Silver Hammered Edge Initial Charm with Cross and Pearl - Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace. I'd get either a K or an M - first or last name, I can't decide!

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  80. I will post on my blog about it!!
    www.hamiltonhousehold.blogspot.com

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  81. and I would love the starfish necklace with the disc with the name on it!!!

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  82. CUTE!!! LOVE these!!
    1) follower, of course

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  83. 3) I'm about to write a blog post! (finally having time to do this!)

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  84. 2) I would get either the summer time necklace with my name or the you are my anchor with my name :){beach theme... standard!)

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  85. i posted on my blog about it!

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  86. First and foremost, your blog is adorable. I saw that you were following me and I had to checkout your blog. I’m so glad I found it and I am following you now too!

    Sara’s designs are beautiful and I am beach lover, so her personalized pieces are right up my alley. I have to say that my favorite item is Seaside Starfish Initial Personalized Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace
    This giveaway ends on my birthday ;)

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  87. I'd love the YOu are my Anchor with "JKM" on it. My kids initials!

    Thanks for the giveaway. Oh, and I am a follower on bloglovin'.
    terilybb@aol.com

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  88. I'm a new follower :-) your blog is so cute!!

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  89. if I won, I would get the Sterling Silver Hammered Edge Initial Charm with Cross and Pearl - Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace and personalize it with the letter "a" as a gift for my niece who will be 16 in August :-) She would just LOVE this Etsy shop!

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  90. 1 of 5:

    I blogged about this giveaway on my giveaway page!

    http://justahappyhousewife.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  91. 5 of 5:

    I blogged about this giveaway on my giveaway page!

    http://justahappyhousewife.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  92. 4 of 5:

    I blogged about this giveaway on my giveaway page!

    http://justahappyhousewife.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  93. 3 of 5:

    I blogged about this giveaway on my giveaway page!

    http://justahappyhousewife.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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    I blogged about this giveaway on my giveaway page!

    http://justahappyhousewife.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  95. I am a new follower! The jewelry is beautiful. I am off to check out her Etsy store. Have a great week!

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  96. I am a follower! i love the starfish, anchor, and pearl necklaces. I would get them personalized with my name. I love everything on her site though.. very cute and affordable

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  97. I would definitely pick the summer time personalized necklace with my initials on it! Sooo cute!

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  98. I posted about your sweet giveaway on my blog! Check it out at
    www.mycolorfulcloset.blogspot.com!
    xx,
    Cole

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  100. What's not to love about her sweet shop! Even better is that she too lives in Connecticut. I think this means I "need" a few of her lovely pieces! :)

    Anything with pearls and sea stars would make me smile.

    Jo

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  101. I'm a follower & my favorite piece is the Luxe pearls. I'd prob get mister baby's initials and birth date on it :)

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  102. I posted a pic of my favorite item in the blog post.. http://littlemequeenbee.blogspot.com/2010/07/sites-to-see-some-giveaways.html

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  103. I love the comment in the middle from your hubs.. so sweet to check on your commenting status :)

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  104. these necklaces are SO cute and definitely something that can go with everything.

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  105. i posted about the giveaway here:

    http://leighashley.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-central.html

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  106. thanks for the opportunity to win!! this is a GREAT giveaway!! my fave is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49564572/stacked-sterling-silver-hand-stamped

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  107. 2 of 5:

    posted about it here: http://leighashley.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-central.html

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  108. 5 of 5:

    i posted about it here: http://leighashley.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-central.html

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  109. 4 of 5:
    i posted about it here:

    http://leighashley.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-central.html

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  110. 3 of 5:
    i posted about it here:

    http://leighashley.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-central.html

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  111. I blogged about your giveaway at:

    http://livingabeautifullyblessedlife.blogspot.com/

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  112. I love the Seaside Starfish Initial Necklace! I would put an A on it for my sister :)

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  113. What a great giveaway!! Of course I am a follower! Everything is just so cute, I am really torn as to what would be my favorite. I love the 'Love my Children' necklace but I think the 'Simple and Sweet Duo' is just adorable too! I would definitely personalize them with my children's names!
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  114. I am a follower Jamie and I love this cute giveaway! I too am obsessed with anything and everything nautical!!
    ....and I like the anchor the most and would put my name: Monica on it! :)

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  115. I also have put all this on my blog about the giveaway ....

    http://ribbonsnpearls.blogspot.com/2010/07/preshious-giveaway.html

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  116. on my website I included:

    *a link to your blog/giveaway!
    *a link to Sara's website on Etsy
    *and 2 pictures!

    thanks and hope your having a wonderful week! :)

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  117. I 'm a follower! I love the you are my anchor necklace! would get my name stamped on it!

    mrunamistry at gmail dot com

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  118. (I just became a follower of your blog)

    I like the "Sophisticated" necklace

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  119. everything is so cute....i might pick the starfish necklace and of course anything with pearls! yay!

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  120. I'm a new follower! Your blog is adorable!

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  121. I really like the Mama's Love necklace - I would personalize it with my boyfriend's name!

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  122. I am a follower and I LOVE the
    You Are My Anchor II.... Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace

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  123. I am a new follower of your blog.

    My favorite item from Hiphophippos is the Personalized Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Washer Necklace. I would get both my girls names on it :) LOVE IT!!

    (please delete my last comment since I didn't follow all directions :))

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  124. Wow, what a great giveaway. I'm a new follower!!!!

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  125. I love, love, love the Circle of Love.... Sterling Silver Personalized Hand Stamped Necklace. It is so adorable. I would get my three kiddies names on it.

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  126. I really like the HOPE Sterling Silver Personalized Hand Stamped Necklace!

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  127. I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  128. 1- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/hiphophippos-etsy-shop-giveaway.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  129. 2- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/hiphophippos-etsy-shop-giveaway.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  130. 5- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/hiphophippos-etsy-shop-giveaway.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  131. 4- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/hiphophippos-etsy-shop-giveaway.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  132. 3- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/hiphophippos-etsy-shop-giveaway.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  133. I'm a follower!
    I love the Seaside Starfish Initial Necklace, and I would personalize it with "a"!

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

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