Monday, April 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary Happy Anniversary!!!!
Wow it has been a year since I started my blog!! Time really flies. I still feel like I just started this yesterday.  I want to thank all you wonderful and inspirational bloggers that have helped me and have given such beautiful inspiration.  I have meet some truly remarkable bloggers in this last year.

To celebrate my one year I teamed up with Sara at Magnolia Farms and asked her to create something special for me that I could give away to celebrate my one year anniversary.  Well my friends Sara came up with something so adorable and functional.   I can't wait to use mine at Farmer's Markets this summer.  Thank you very much Sara for your sweetness and your talent.  

   I love to garden and do the flea markets and french/farmer's market trips so this was a perfect pattern she came up with for a farmer's market bag.

It is a washable canvas and of course had Sara's signature ruffles.  It is a good size to fit all your farmer's market fruits and veggies. The length of the straps are pefect fit so your farmers market treats do not stick up under your arm. It is roomy and soft and so cute. Love it!!

Thank you Sara for creating such a beautiful tote. I will treasure mine and I know one of my lucky blog followers will love winning this.   I love all Sara's beautiful creations so if you want to see more please jump over to her Etsy site or blog.  You will not be disappointed in her talented creations.
http://sweetmagnoliasfarm.blogspot.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetMagnoliasFarm

Midge wanted to get in on the giveaway too.  She felt she needed to point out the beautiful tote for the give away!!!

You give a sock monkey an inch and they will try to get into all the pictures!!!!!

I was trying to get a close up of the wording on the bag so you could see how sweet it is.   It says Farmers Market
Fresh Produce, Flowers Herbs, Local Honey
Saturday 7 to 2


If you would love to win this beautiful Farmer's Market Tote just leave a comment below.  That's it!!!!!! just leave me a comment and an email so I can contact you if you win.
I also hit 300 followers this week so I am excited so many of you talented bloggers are followers.  I appreciate all the great inspiration and your kind comments on my blog  so I would love everyone try to get in on this give away to help celebrate my one year anniversary in blog land!!
Kris
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88 comments:

  1. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!! We're all so lucky to have you here in the blogosphere. That bag is adorable, too! :-) Here's to many more years of happy blogging. To Kris! :-) ~Angela~

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  2. Happy Blog Anniversary, Kris! This is a beautiful tote! I love the colors in the graphic and the ruffles are just wonderful.

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  3. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! The tote is so cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  4. Oh I love Sweet Magnolia Farm! I just ordered a couple of things from her today. I would love to win a free tote.

    xoxo,
    Amy Jo

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  5. How cute! I love it and Congrats on your first year. I think it took me well over 2 years to get 300 followers. You are doing GOOD, girl! Hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana

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  6. Wow! That is adorable, and so is Midge!! Sweet Magnolia Farm....love it. Very talented lady! Happy Anniversary to You and your wonderful Blog!!
    Julie

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  7. Kris,
    Congratulations on your one year mark! As I read your recent blog, I feel you are to me the way you describe Debra O to yourself - very giving, helpful and encouraging. Thanks for all your help as I got started with my own blog. :)
    Best,
    Rita

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  8. Yipeeeeeee!!!! Congratulations on your one year blogiversary and hitting 300!!!!! Beautiful tote!
    xx
    Anne

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  9. I can't believe you've just been blogging for a year! I found your blog a couple of months ago and LOVE it! Your home is gorgeous, thanks for sharing it with all of us!

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  10. Happy Blogaversary! love Sweet Magnolia Farm....and I love that tote. Crossing my fingers!!

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  11. Happy Anniversary and Congrats on the 300 followers ... love your blog and can see why your numbers are growing!
    Ruby, at Muse Cottage ( aka Ruby's Musings)

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  12. I love reading your blog. The tote is so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win. Teresa teresagann@hotmail.com

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  13. Happy Anniversary, Kris, and hurray for hitting 300 followers! Wow, Sara has an incredible talent for creating and sewing these cute bags! And thank you for offering one in your giveaway...you are so sweet!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Happy Anniversary... so there is hope for me in blogging. Love the tote bag. Will check out Sweet Magnolia Farm.
    Would love to win the tote bag.....many thanks and have a super week.
    Mary

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  15. Congratulations on blogging for a year. Sure glad I found you because I love your style. The farmer's market tote is adorable and I would love to win it!!
    Mary Alie

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  16. Happy Anniversary. A happy follower of yours. Thanks for the chance at this sweet tote.
    pamballard@comcast.net

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  17. Hi
    I love your pillows and signs that have "cottage in them. I think you had posted you bought them on etsy? if so would you mind sharing that dealers name. thanks a bunch. you have an awesome eye for decorating cottage style.
    wenell

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    1. I found got the pillow from Cindy at www.cutepinkstuff.com. She also is on Etsy and the cottage signs I got from Cottage and Castle on Etsy. I have had a lot of those signs for a long time but I know if you put in the search on Etsy cottage sign these talented people that make them will come up. Good luck. Cindy with the cottage saying pillows is so sweet you will love dealing with her and she will make them any way you want. Just do not put them in the washer with any whitener or bleach products I found out the hard way that this makes them fade. Good luck.
      Kris

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  18. Happy 1st Blog Birthday, as I like to call it!!! Congrat's on the 300 followers too! Blogging is very rewarding. I have meet a few blogging friends! Who Knew!
    Thank you for having a giveaway to celebrate!
    It would be so nice to win and use this summer at the farmer's market!
    Deb

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  19. Happy BlogAversary:) Love your bag, it is just darling. So glad to have met you this year and can't wait to come do the flea market with you:)

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  20. Eeehhhh!!! How exciting . Happy Anniversary. What a sweet tote. Thanks for the opportunity to win it Kris.
    Here's to many, many more years of blogging!
    Hugs, Gee

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  21. Happy Blog Anniversary! The tote is fabulous. I've been stalking that etsy shop for awhile now :) Would love to win a tote! Robin

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  22. OH congratulations!! Looks like I discovered your blog at just the right time! The tote is so adorable.

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  23. Congratulations! Love the tote and would love the opportunity to win it. :) Tammy

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  24. WOW! How time flies when you're having BLOG FUN!! You have a BEAUTIFUL blog...a reflection of your home and yourself. I LOOOVVVE goin' to the Farmers Mkt. and your gift couldn't be more appropriate and stylish! Congratulations on 1 year and 300 followers!! You deserve it! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  25. Happy 1 year Blogiversary!! Wishing you many more!
    What a cute tote!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. I was coming over to comment on your new door and seen this post. What an adorable tote! I always get so excited to see your posts....I've turned my Mom onto you and she was just as amazed as I was when I first seen your blog. Happy Anniversary to you Kris..keep it coming!

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  27. Happy Anniversary Kris! I sure do enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful cottage home. What a sweet gift...the Farmer's Market bag is darling.
    And that Midge is getting to be quite the little Vanna. :)

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  28. Congrats on your one year! I love your little bag--what a great giveaway!

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  29. Hi Kris. Congrats on one year. I'm so glad that I've been fortunate to be one of your followers. I had my one year in February but you are a little ahead of me in the amount of followers. That is such a great give-away. So cute and how very nice of you..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  30. happy happy anniversary. i love your blog!!


    stacy
    stacyleaw@yahoo.com

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  31. Congratulations Kris! Isn't it amazing how quickly the time goes by? I'm so glad you started blogging as you've given me LOTS of inspiration by sharing your lovely home.

    Loving the look of the tote.

    Hugs

    Judi in the UK

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  32. What an inspiration your blog is to me!!! It is my "go to" blog for decorating my house. I'm always surprised, amazed and inspired! Love the precious tote! Happy Anniversary!

    Sissy....Mobile, AL

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  33. Hi Kris!

    Happy 1 year! It is amazing how the time goes by so quickly. I enjoy your blog so much Kris - keep up the good work!

    Please enter me in your giveaway. What a darling shopping tote for the summer veggie stands on the side of the road. I love that time of year! The design is so darling, nice job Sara!
    Pick me! Pick me! ... I mean gosh I'd love to be the winner... sorry I get a little too excited...

    hugs, sherry

    PS love where you put the old door - perfect!

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  34. What an inspiration your blog is to me! It is my "go to" blog for decorating my house! I am always surprised, amazed and inspired! The tote is precious. Happy Anniversary!

    Sissy....Mobile, AL

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  35. Congatulations! I really enjoy your blog.... My hubby asks me the other day why I always have the same blog open all the time..I told him it is my inspiration page! Love the tote!
    Have a great day, Tina

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  36. Wow....look at all the people that have already signed up. That's because they love to visit you and read what fun inspiration you have for us everyday. What a darling tote bag Kris. I have already won one of your fabulous give-aways so don't include me in this one. Someone is going to be a very happy person to win this. Have a sweet day. xoxo

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  37. Kris, congrats on your blogiversary! (Love the sweet tote!) You've become such a dear blogging friend-hopefully one day we will meet in person! :)
    Susan

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  38. Congratulations, Kris! Your blog is wonderful and I always enjoy following along. My Anniversary is coming up this month, too...just won't be celebrating until we get somewhat settled in our new home. This moving process is a nightmare!

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  39. Congratulations, Kris ! I enjoy your blog and your beautiful home. What a cute market bag-would love to have it. Oh, and thank Midge for helping show it off. I'm sure she's such a help around the house .šŸ˜‰

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  40. Congratulations, Kris. I love your blog and your beautiful home. The market bag is so cute. I'd love to have it. Oh, and thank Midge for helping show it off. I'm sure she's such a help around the house. ;-)

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  41. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary Kris. Love to read your blog and see you beautiful pictures. The farmers market bag is so cute and I would love a chance to win!! I always love your little sock money pictures of Midge, so cute. Have a great day!! Blessings, Linda

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  42. Congratulations! I love your blog and all that you share. Adorable market bag, too. I always love the bicycle which is like your signature. Best wishes and many, many more wonderful years. Blessings nancythedove@aol.com

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  43. Congrats to you! Your blog is beautiful!

    I would love to win this tote! I love totes. I love ruffles. I love Farmer's Markets. :)

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  44. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. Deborino62@yahoo.com

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  45. Congratulations!! Look at that Midge doin' the Vanna White thing! Love the bag... it is gorgeous! Great idea to have it longer too. Hope it's warming up there for you AND Midge! xo

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  46. Oh my goodness Happy Anniversary! I am so excited for you! I really enjoy your blog! You always have such wonderful ideas! I love what you did with your new door, by the way. I would dearly treasure winning that sweet little bag. Life has been a bit rough lately and that would just brighten my day! Congrats again!! jenozanich@yahoo.com

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  47. Congratulations and happy Blogiversary! How exciting!!
    Love the bag and the Bicycle! So Sweet!
    I am a new follower. Love your Blog!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  48. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! I love your bicycle...and the tote is just darling. I am so happy to learn of your blog from Sweet Magnolias Farm and look forward to many more happy visits!

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  49. Happy Anniversary! Love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  50. Happy Blogiversary! Way to go, Kris! You wait and see, one of the great decor magazines that we both love will soon feature you in an issue. I can already see it in my mind. I want a signed copy, too!
    Happy Day, dear friend.

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  51. Happy blog Anniversary to you! So happy to have met you through the blogging world :)
    That is such a cute bag, I love it! Thanks for such a beautiful giveaway!!

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  52. Kris - Happy Anniversary to you. Congratulations. It's been such a pleasure reading your blog. The bag is darling. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Judy

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  53. Congratulations on 300+ followers and Happy Year Anniversary! I'm so thrilled to be one of your followers and that bag is precious!

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  54. I'm Follower #304 - congratulations on your one-year anniversary! I'm so happy to have made your acquaintance through Sweet Magnolia Farm :) Their items are so beautiful!

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  55. Cute tote!
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  56. Yay and Happy Anniversary!!!!! One year of blogging is a BIG thing to celebrate, it is a lot of work, and you did a fantastic job!

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  57. Hi Kris! Congratulations on your blog's 1st anniversary! I have enjoyed every post and am so happy to have made your acquaintence while reading your posts and admiring your gorgeous photos! Bedst Wishes for another year of wonderful experiences in Blogland!
    I love the Farmer's Market bag and would definately use it during my trips to the markets! Please enter me into your give away. Thank you so much! Hugs, Leena

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  58. I am a brand new follower and I love your blog. You do the cutest things in your cottage. I simply adore cottages! I especially love all your chippy old doors. Old doors have a history. Think of all the folks who may have passed through them. I don't have a blog of my own, but would love to someday. I hope I can still be entered in the giveaway. I would use that darling tote to go to the Ballard Sunday farmer's market. I am Deb from Seattle. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hello Deb from Seattle. Thanks for joining in and becoming a follower. Hope this comment back to you gets to you. You have on your noreply comment for an email. Good luck.
      Kris

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  59. Happy birthday to your blog !! I was following you before I opened my own blog about 7 months ago ! I discovered you from PINTEREST. I know that our mail adress doesn't appear on blogger (wonder why ?) so here's mine hoping to win of course ! quelenn.joelle@neuf.fr
    Hope long life to your nice blog.
    xoxo from PARIS
    Joƫlle

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    1. Joelle,
      Thanks for getting in on the give away too. I love your blog it is great but you have on your no reply comment for your email on blogger. So if you go into your settings you can change that and then when you make a comment on a blog they can respond back to you.
      Kris

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  60. Hi Kris, Your Blog/Home is Fabulous!! As far as a bike I just put one in the shop yesterday! It is a vintage sears made in Austria.... Black more euro looking in great condition looks more German/French..... I can take a picture and text it to you.....I will look around and can text you if I find one that might look more Garden...Ladies night is this Thursday in Crystal Lake from 5 to 9pm...I have been getting ready for that. I will also check around locally and call you if I find one...Talk to you soon!! Sara

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  61. Hi Kris, Your Blog/Home looks Fabulous!! As far as the bike I just put one in the shop yesterday. It is a vintage sears bike made in Austria, very Euro looking black. Looks more German or French in great condition. I will text you a picture. I have been getting ready for ladies night which is this Thursday from 5 to 9pm. I will also look locally for one that might look more Garden vintage.... Talk to you soon, Sara

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  62. I would so love to win the tote, but if I don't I am a winner anyway because I get your posts!!! How cool is that!!

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  63. Congratulations!! This tote is too too cute!!

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  64. Kris... congratulations!!! It has been so much fun getting to know you and visiting your delightful blog! One year and 300 followers... impressive! Love seeing your lovely comments on my blog and someday soon we will have to meet in person. Wouldn't that be a hoot! Ta, ta, for now!

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  65. Happy Anniversary! I too have one of Sara's beautiful creations and would love to have another one; I'm greedy that way! :) Now through Sara's blog I've found yours...oh sweet reading.

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  66. Love, love, love the tote! Am always looking forward to seeing your latest decorating ventures. Thanks for the opportunity to win this adorable tote.

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  67. I love the tote. Thanks for the chance to win it. It is just too cute. Linda

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  68. I would love to win your tote. me, me, me, Janice

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  69. I LOVE the tote!!!!! It is perfect for trips to my local farmers market! Great job!

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  70. Happy Anniversary Kris and Junk Chic Cottage! Count me in on your gorgeous giveaway, I would love a chance at winning that adorable tote. We have a Farmers Market here in Richfield that will be opening in a few weeks and I could sure use a beautiful bag to carry my vegi's and flowers home! Thanks again and Happy Anniversary...hope you have many more to share with us!
    Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrah (at) Comcast (dot) net

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  71. I love your bike rental sign and you have the cutest style ever!

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  72. So happy I found your blog a few months ago-you are doing a great job! Will keep my fingers crossed on winning tote.
    Stephanie from Wa. state

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  73. Happy anniversary ... and many more! Thanks for the chance to win this tote.

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  74. LOVE it! thanks for the chance and the give away!
    ti

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  75. congratulations! ... love that tote! Thank you for the chance and the giveaway!
    ti

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  76. Midge looks like she is holding on tight and not letting go of that bag.

    I am heading over to check out the site for the darling bag.

    And, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

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  77. Happy Anniversary,Kris and many more to come:)Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful
    tote.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  78. Happy anniversary! Would love to be chosen so I can look as fashionable as you at my farmers market this season!!!

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  79. Happy Anniversary! I'd love to win because I'd use this for the flea market every Sunday!

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  80. Happy Anniversary! I would love to win because I am hoping to spend more time at Farmer's Markets this summer and I can't wait for them to open!

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  81. Hi, I'm a new follower! I just came over from Thrift My House, she had wonderful things to say about you and I can see why...love your blog! I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance:)
    Happy Anniversary!! & congrats on 308 followers now;)
    ~Lori

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  82. I am a new viewer of your blog. The tote is just adorable... What a sweet gift that would make to give my daughter in law for her birthday...
    blessings to you.

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  83. Happy Anniversary! I am a new blogger myself. Just started one last week. I also make soaps and lotions & sell it at our local Famers Market. This would make a great present for one of my customers at the market. Keep up the good work.

    God Bless,
    Ashley

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  84. Lovely bag, I love all of her things...so cool!
    Brenda
    Bvdragonlady1@aol.com

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