11.22.2010

BloG giVeAwaY!


A few weeks ago the talented and generous Ms. Valleygirldesigns, donated this magically delicious necklace for my second blog giveaway and I've been holding on to it, waiting for just the right occasion to give it away. 
After everyone's kind birthday wishes yesterday, 
I decided today was the day!  
Thank you!

Here are the many ways to enter 
(you can get up to 5 entries):
1. Visit the etsy shop and tell me what your favorite item is.
2. Become a follower of my blog.
3. Tell me your favorite thing about this blog.
4. Tweet, Blog, or Facebook about the giveway.
5. Tell me one thing you're grateful for...here's the kicker, it has to be about yourself! 

Afterall, Unicorns, while they are always looking to do good in the world, they are also ever-so-vain.

here are my answers:
1. Other than this unicorn necklace, this might be my other favorite... or maybe this, ya i think it's the second.
2. Does being the writer count as being a follower?
3. Comments are my favorite part about the blog. I love to hear what's going on with other bloggers around the world.
4. Tweeted, blogged, facebooked :)
http://twitter.com/#!/ashleyanielson
5. Green eyes. i'm always adorned in my favorite color, plus there are some pretty cool songs that talk about green-eyed ladies :)


***November 30th is the last day to enter***

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148 comments:

  1. My humor. Because it's just... very strange. Weird things amuse me, little things amuse me... ALOT of things amuse me and I'm grateful that I laugh alot. It's good to laugh- WONDERFUL to laugh, it's a natural remedy for a "Down Spirit" and I'm glad there's one to many moments where I can find myself doing it.

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  2. Everything in her shop is so cute! I love all of the things with birds on them.

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  3. My favorite thing about this blog is that it's interesting- it gives off a whimsical feeling. Also the writer (Hahaa, YOU, Mrs. Ashley!) has alot to do with why I like a blog. If a writer doesn't seem genuine or true-to-their-own-ish then... I usually very quickly lose interest in their work, their stories and the "unique" ideas they come up with. So yes, this blog is unique, interesting, "whimsical-feeling-ish", and it's a nice "story" to follow. That's why I like it.

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  4. I am grateful that I have a very giving spirit and love to give other people presents. It makes me happy. I'm also thankful that I have mad hair styling skills. :)

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  5. I couldn't not choose these. These would be something I'd wear ALL the time. Very, very, very pretty- I think they'd look oh-so-very-elegant. (And they'd look pretty with my dark features! Ha! I could so see me wearing them.)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57969031/vintage-green-rhinestone-earrings

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  6. Ooo I love this one!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60188541/brass-dragonfly-locket-necklacevintage
    My auntie loves dragonflies. I'd get it for her for Christmas!

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  7. Also, I am of course a follower of your blog.

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  8. I love this blog because every day that I read it my day seems to get a little more *MAGICAL*

    I'm sure that sounds ridiculous and cheesy, but it's true.
    You're lovely.
    :)

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  9. Ok. I just re-read the "Favorite Thing" but my favorite feature of this blog would have to be the "For Fashion Sake" features. Your outfits inspire my outfits and whenever I'm looking at them I'm always thinking in my head about various peices of clothing in my own closet that I could piece together to get a similar look. :) Love 'em.

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  10. I have been following this blog since late August. :) (I think. Or September. But I'm sure it's August.)

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  11. facebooked it!
    I love telling people about new cute blogs!!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625022177

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  12. I'm grateful that I'm so happy!
    I can be upset about something but I get over it so easily, it's fabulous.
    My favorite story of me when I was little is one my mom would tell me,
    "Annie, when you were upset you'd be crying and throwing a little fit but then all of a sudden you'd pick yourself up, give a little shake all down your body and then you'd be done! You were fine. ...I always thought it was weird, but I liked it!"
    And that's just kind of how I've always been.
    It's lovely to be happy, isn't it?
    :)

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  13. My favorite part about this blog...how hilarious you are! Pretty much every time I read a post I think "yep, we should totally be friends".

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  14. I am a follower, and actually also have a button on my page because you are that awesome

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  15. I am thankful for my creativity and the ambition that helps me follow through with all my crazy ideas

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  16. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=641534085

    facebook post, check.

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  17. I love the Brass Locket,Peacock,Rainbow,Mum,Dalia,Orchid,Lotus,Emerald,Vintage Style,Swarovski

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  18. I love your blog header! So pretty!

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  19. I am grateful for my nice skin, rarely do I ever get zits!

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  20. My favorite part about your blog...your colorful personality. it shines through ever post!

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  21. Ashley! I just love your style. After a day of shopping and not finding one thing, I told my husband that if fashion designers brought back the 50's at an affordable price,I would be in heaven. Thanks for letting me know where you buy your fabulous clothes so that I can try to be cool like you. As cool as a 33 year old mother of four can get.

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  22. I am grateful for my desire to serve and help others!!

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  23. Wow.. I love so many things in the etsy shop but I love the White Gold Branch Necklace, White Gold Bird Charm, Blue Flower Bead.

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  24. My favorite thing about your blog is your pictures and your amazing writing ability!! Love it.. so fun!

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  25. My favorite thng about this blog is the stories you tell about you and your hubby. They are so cute!

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  26. I love the unicorn necklace too! My fave...so cute :)

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  27. I am grateful for my sensitivity and emotions that make me worry about the needs of others.

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  28. My favorite thing about your blog is the fashion posts. Love them!

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  29. ahhh I HAVE to have this!

    1. I LOVE the brass locket with the peacock on it, so beautiful!

    3. My favorite thing about this blog? I would have to say I saw you featured over at BusyBeeLauren's blog, and I LOVED your story about you and your husby. I still can't get over how beautiful you looked in your wedding picture.

    5. I am grateful for many things about myself. a) my ability to be a listener. There are many people that can hear what others are saying but it takes ALOT to be a listener.
    b) my hair. it's naturally straight. I could shower and let it dry on its own, and I'm completely fine with how it looks.

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  30. ohh I want the vintage silver bird necklace :)

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  31. my favorite thing about your blog is the hilarious way you write! I am always laughing

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  32. Something I am grateful about myself is that I am a great listener and it helps people be able to trust and confide in me

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  33. OOOOH I love the unicorn necklace!!!! but also the one with the key and the little bird, AND THIS ONE:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54362878/birdie-sweetpeas-white-goldflower-garden
    loving birds at the moment! :)

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  34. I found your blog through Lauren's a while ago and I just fell in love with your style! I wait for every Saturday For Fashion's Sake and apart from that I think you're a really cute and nice girl with firm valors :) I like that

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  35. I think that what I am grateful about myself is my perseverence in my studies/work and that I keep my valors where they are, I know what my convictions are and respect the others' convictions and beliefs.

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  36. I facebooked about it but I guess you have to be friends with me to see it right?

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  37. I love that your blog is full of whimsy. That's my favorite word.

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  38. I'm grateful for my talents. I hope to never hide them away but only share and expand them.

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  39. Follower: Check
    Love about this blog: the fact that you remind me of Luna Lovegood. You even dressed up like her! I feel like I'm reading Luna's blog, that she would be you in real life, and you would be her in the wizarding world.
    Love about me: I love people. I love everyone I meet, I think everyone has such beauty in them.
    Etsy: Anything with owls or tree's on them. So adorable.

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  40. My favorite Item is the owl vintage locket.

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  41. I am already a follower of your blog

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  42. My favorite thing about this blog is YOU. I really like it when you do the fashion Saturday too!

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  43. I am grateful for my new hair! I chopped off 6 inches and now I have virgin soft silky hair!

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  44. ah this
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61959470/silver-butterfly-locket
    with out a doubt! it's gooorrgeous. and dainty. and just wicked awesome. that is all

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  45. i love the corkyness of your blog. it's cute

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  46. i'm grateful for my tiny little asian eyes. and that i've become to love them

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  47. Everything on the etsy shop is soooo cute! I especially liked all the bird necklaces!!

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  48. I love everything about your blog, it's soo fun!!! =D

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  49. I'm grateful for my eyes and my smile =D

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  50. I also love all the unicorns talked about on your blog. :) and the outfits, which are awesome!

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  51. 1- I love it all! Especially the unicorn necklace.

    3 - my favorite thing about this blog is your Fashion Saturdays--you have great style and you're so pretty!

    5 -- I am thankful right now for my hair because it is growing out and getting long and that has taken so long but now I love it.

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  52. i think one of the vintage brass lockets would be my fave..can't decide between the few of those (esp. the owls!)

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  53. oh and my fav. thing about this blog is that you love harry potter. harry potter is the way to my heart.

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  54. 1. My favorite thing about your blog is all your wonderful fashion tips.

    2. I'm grateful the most about my positive attitude and attempt to turn any negative situation into something good.

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  55. Sorry for posting this so far apart, but my favorite thing from the etsy shop is this http://www.etsy.com/listing/59988737/silver-locketmarie

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  56. 1) the gunmetal perfume locket is cute, but not as cute as the unicorn your giving away!
    2) aaaaaand,,, following :D
    3) my favorite thing about your blog.... i'd have to say the fun 50's hairstyles your mom does, never seen them before!
    4)...
    and 5) I'm grateful that I got my mom's rationality trait. I may be one of the calmest girls I know which is great for taking a step back and gaining perspective. thanks mom!

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  57. Ooo. I love that necklace!
    1. The golden brass necklace with the blackbird on a red branch.
    2.follower
    3.Love your way of thinking.
    4....
    5.I'm grateful for my great health. Without it I couldn't take care of my kids, play in an orchestra, run races, and do most things I love to do.

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  58. I love the Vintage Silver Locket,Silver Bird, Swarovski White Pearl, Antiqued Silver Chain.
    Love all these pretty lockets.

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  59. my favorite thing about your blog is your sense of humor.

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  60. I thankful for my hazel eyes! They match my mom and my brothers and I love that!

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  61. Your blog is so stinkin' cute I HAD to follow it! :)

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  62. My favorite piece from her etsy shop has to be the Alice in Wonderland locket necklace. Think my husband will be getting an updated christmas list....

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  63. Something I like about your blog.. hmm.. Honestly, I think the first thing that caught my eye was the fantastical pictures (I'm so jealous of peeps with awesome cameras). And I'm totally loving your layout!

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  64. Ok, I'll write one more since that necklace is to die for. I love my sarcastic sense of humor & my ability to make friends with practically anyone. *vain moment over* :)

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  65. 1. love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62236059/silver
    2. just found your blog, and now i'm your newest follower!
    3. embracing the whimsy :]
    4. i tweeted (yourstrulydear)
    5. i'm tall. i used to hate it because i could never find jeans that were long enough, but there are options for us tall folk nowadays!

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  66. i am following! And Ashley, you are super popular now!!! Not that you shouldn't be of course...

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  67. so much cute stuff! i like the butterfly neckless though!

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  68. I am thankful for my eyes! They are so interesting to look at!

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  69. 1.I honestly have to say that the unicorn necklace is my favorite! After that I would say the key necklace that you put as one of your favs. But they're all SOOO cute!

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  70. 2. I love reading your blog, and now I am a follower!

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  71. 3. My favorite part of your blog is all the amazingly CUTE outfits you always wear! And I love your personality that shows through your writing! It makes me want to keep coming back to read more!! :)

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  72. 5. I am grateful for my height. I am 5'9 and hated it for a long time, but I've learned to be proud of my height and love it! :)

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  73. I like anything from the shop with the cute little bird :)

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  74. One of my favorite things about the blog (besides the unicorn themed giveaways!) is the fashion posts. I love your style!

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  75. And finally, I am thankful for the fact that I'm a fast learner and don't have to study that long before a test.
    Have a nice day!

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  76. Wow Ash- look at all your entries! Great work. This year I am most thankful for my car. I live out of it. It is my free moving storage unit. It is still working despite me getting the cheap fix on the engine this year I dont know what I would do without it. Also Nov 30th is my birthday. :)

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  77. I would have to say that easily my favorite thing about this blog is that when I read it I am proud of you. I'm rpoud that you have interesting posts. I am proud that you have great pictures. I am proud that the content is interesting and that you can have so many positive things to say about life. I'm proud of your fashion sense. I love when you give the prices of items to buy and own. Also... you should do a post on knowing how to put your own clotehs together. I am fairly certain that I have a closet full of good clothes and drawers full of interesting things, but I can't figure out how to use them.... Last...I am proud to be someone who will know you a long time.

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  78. oh, oh, oh! what a great give away!
    so, my favorite item in her shop is... i can't just pick one! all of those charms are right up my alley. i love birds and flowers and all sorts of whimsical things!
    i would wear any of those.

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  79. i blogged about this give away. you can view the post here:
    http://the-italian-hippie.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-could-win-but-so-could-you.html

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  80. my favorite thing about your blog is YOU! you are so wonderful and whimsical and you remind me of luna lovegood which is such a compliment to you coming from me because i lurve her.
    i love how fun and charming your blog is. it makes my blogging day.

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  81. something i'm grateful for about myself?
    well, i'm grateful that i'm living in texas. it was a long hard road getting here and i'm hoping it pays off!

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  82. I follow your blog!!

    Also, I just stumble upon your blog and I love that you believe in unicorns. Those people that don't...well just ask Voldemort. He survived on them.

    And one thing I'm grateful for about myself...my ability to be open minded and to not take life so seriously.

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  84. 1. Wow! Too many amazing things to pick only one! I love the dove pieces, the owl pieces, and the lockets best though.
    2. Your newest follower!
    3. Your photos!
    4. facebooked!
    5. I am grateful that I am smart enough to get a husband like I did!

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  85. after looking at all of the beautiful pieces I have to say the "call of the Siren- Vintage Brass Locket with Mermaid and Blue Freshwater Pearl" is my utmost favorite piece.

    sunlite705 at aol

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  86. I love the fact you both are into the murder mystery group. I love you dresses and I had a sable sheltie like yours and we miss her so much. Shelties always seem to find a fav family member and become their best friend. She was mine. so glad I found your blog today.

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  87. I am grateful for having a forgiving heart. I love unconditionaly and no matter how tough things get I will continue to pray for them and God is my strength to get thru it. So I would have be grateful for what God has taught me to be as forgiving and loving. (love this question it is rarely asked)

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  88. just retweeted and added you to my twitter friends.

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  89. .Gunmetal Perfume Locket Necklace, Brass Bird is the necklace I would choose, it is beyond gorgeous!

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  90. I love your Saturday Fashion posts. You are seriously the cutest, and I like the things you come up with. It makes me want to be more brave with my styling choices.

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  91. Oh and.. about myself? I'm thankful for my fun personality that allows me to befriend anyone, and enjoy almost every situation.

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  92. Soooo I had an extremely hard time deciding on what my favorite thing was I think I'd have to go with the Silver Rabbit Book Locket! So adorable!

    -Tessa
    www.totallytessa.com

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  93. I love this locket- it's so delicate and lovely! http://www.etsy.com/listing/62643790/brass

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  94. My favorite thing about this blog is your sense of humor- you're gorgeous, smart, and witty!

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  95. I'm grateful that I love people and their emotions. It means so much more to relationships when I can read people and interact with them based on what they TRULY feel.

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  96. I love the rose brass locket necklace, or the vintage brass locket and key necklace. But it's a hard choice! There are so many beautiful necklaces!!

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  97. I follow I believe in unicorns!

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  98. My favorite thing about your blog is your sense of style. You can just somehow pull it all off! We have similar fashion styles overall, but sometimes I'm not courageous enough to try out what you're wearing... But I wish I was!
    PS- AND I'm a fellow AZ valley girl!

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  99. I'm grateful for my long, blonde hair (I'm a natural blonde- no chemical has ever touched my hair)!

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  100. i love that your blog is so uplifting and positive every post

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  101. my favorite part about me is that i fit into my skinny jeans after having my baby

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  102. ps, i'm a follower and wear your button proudly

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  103. i love that your blog is so uplifting and positive every post

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  104. 5. I am grateful for my height. I am 5'9 and hated it for a long time, but I've learned to be proud of my height and love it! :)

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  105. 3. My favorite part of your blog is all the amazingly CUTE outfits you always wear! And I love your personality that shows through your writing! It makes me want to keep coming back to read more!! :)

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  106. i am following! And Ashley, you are super popular now!!! Not that you shouldn't be of course...

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  107. Ok, I'll write one more since that necklace is to die for. I love my sarcastic sense of humor & my ability to make friends with practically anyone. *vain moment over* :)

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  108. My favorite piece from her etsy shop has to be the Alice in Wonderland locket necklace. Think my husband will be getting an updated christmas list....

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  109. Your blog is so stinkin' cute I HAD to follow it! :)

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  110. I love the Vintage Silver Locket,Silver Bird, Swarovski White Pearl, Antiqued Silver Chain.
    Love all these pretty lockets.

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  111. Sorry for posting this so far apart, but my favorite thing from the etsy shop is this http://www.etsy.com/listing/59988737/silver-locketmarie

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  112. 1- I love it all! Especially the unicorn necklace.

    3 - my favorite thing about this blog is your Fashion Saturdays--you have great style and you're so pretty!

    5 -- I am thankful right now for my hair because it is growing out and getting long and that has taken so long but now I love it.

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  113. I'm grateful for my eyes and my smile =D

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  114. i love the corkyness of your blog. it's cute

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  115. I am grateful for my new hair! I chopped off 6 inches and now I have virgin soft silky hair!

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  116. I facebooked about this giveaway

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  117. My favorite Item is the owl vintage locket.

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  118. I love that your blog is full of whimsy. That's my favorite word.

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  119. I found your blog through Lauren's a while ago and I just fell in love with your style! I wait for every Saturday For Fashion's Sake and apart from that I think you're a really cute and nice girl with firm valors :) I like that

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  120. OOOOH I love the unicorn necklace!!!! but also the one with the key and the little bird, AND THIS ONE:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54362878/birdie-sweetpeas-white-goldflower-garden
    loving birds at the moment! :)

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  121. I am grateful for my sensitivity and emotions that make me worry about the needs of others.

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  122. My favorite thing about your blog is your pictures and your amazing writing ability!! Love it.. so fun!

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