Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to Me!

Star sprinkles cake pops
Star Sprinkles by Star Bakery via Flickr

Where has the year gone??  Seriously!  I have looked under every rock and cannot figure it out!

I had considered starting a blog for months before I actually took the plunge as I was stalking reading 50+ blogs already (now its like 3x that!)  Now after 'meeting' so many amazing people I wish I had started earlier!

I have constantly been flabbergasted (yes, FLABBERGASTED!) by the talent, generosity, and humor that I have witnessed in the quilting community.  You ladies and gentleman are, simply put, amazing.

Through see all of y'all talent I have been so inspired, and created so much because of it!

A Year of Creation

To thank all of y'all for sharing the last year of my crafty life with me, sharing all of y'alls knowledge with me through your own posts, comments, and tutorials, and sharing all of y'alls sweet and happy personalities I am doing a big giveaway!!  I also decided to give the blog a tiny face lift since I haven't really changed it since I started it!

Up for grabs are 5, YES 5, fabulous prizes!!

First prize:
150 yards of bakers twine - 50 in each color

Blog's 1st Birthday Giveaway!

Second prize:
Bundle of polka dots - most fat quarters, some smaller

Blog's 1st Birthday Giveaway!

Third prize:
Fat quarter bundle of vintage striped sheets

Blog's 1st Birthday Giveaway!

Fourth prize:
Fat quarter bundle of Moda Grunge

Blog's 1st Birthday Giveaway!

Fifth prize:
Layer cake of Moda Bliss

Blog's 1st Birthday Giveaway!

Rules for entry:
  1. Leave a comment - any ole thing is good.
  2. Leave a second comment if you are a follower (new, old, doesn't matter).
  3. Leave a comment if you decide to blog/twitter/facebook/whatever about the giveaway to help spread the word.  
I will pick winners on October 1st.  The first winner chosen by the random integer will get the 1st prize, 2nd winner 2nd prize, etc.

GOOD LUCK and thanks for reading.

Heart you guys!
Bry

213 comments:

  1. I have been a follower since the Bella Parade.

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  2. Great blog, great prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Oh wow! I am totally in love with those Grunge fabrics. :) Happy blogiversary!!!

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  5. I am a 'not new' follower. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  6. happy birthday! i'm glad you started your blog. it's been a great source of inspiration for me :)

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  7. and yes, I've been a follower for some time now.

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  8. Congrats to one year - so impressive! Here is to another wonderful bloggy year!

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  9. I made a post on facebook about your blogiversary giveaway.

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  10. Ahhh, Happy Birthday!!! Those cake pops are TOO cute! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  11. I really enjoy (and follow) your blog!

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  12. Happy Birthday and thanks for the giveaway! Awesome prizes.

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  13. I'm already a follower (psssttt...didn't you see me over your shoulder?)

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  14. Happy blog-birthday! (Also, mmmm, cake pops... /drool)

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  15. And I have been a follower for quite some time--I adore your blog!

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  16. What a year it's been! I'm so glad you decided to start your blog, you're always an inspiration!

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  17. Happy Blogiversary! Have enjoyed reading your blog!

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  18. Happy blogaversary. Am not a blonde but love reading your blog.

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  19. Happy First Birthday to you!!
    Great giveaway!

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  20. What an amazing giveaway, thanks and congratulations! I'm hoping to be number 5!!

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  21. I've been a follower for a while

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  22. Happy first birthday to your blog! I've enjoyed it!

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  23. Happy first blog birthday! Keep up the great work!

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  24. Here's to luck being on my side this time! Happy 1 year mark!

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  25. Happy one year blogging!

    You and others inspire me to try to do the same.

    Hopefully some day I can join all you cool ladies of the blogging world that have awesome blogs that I just have to spend an hour of my day reading.

    Any who. Congrats!

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  26. Even though facebook has lost it's mind I have made mention on your blog and giveaway. As well as emailed a couple of friends to stop on by.

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  27. This is such a generous giveaway! Happy blogiversary/blog birthday/happy day!

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  28. I have blogged about your giveaway at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/

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  29. Lovely! thank you! And congrats on your milestone!

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  30. Happy Blogoversary! I just realized I totally missed mine. whoops!

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  31. I'm a follower, love your blog.

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  32. Oh so you've discovered that blogging is a bit addictive too! Times flies when you're having fun! Well done and here's to another year (and more)
    thanks for a superb giveaway

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  33. I'm a follower too (google reader)!

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  34. Happy 1st Blogiversary! Great giveaway!

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  35. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/116579697449644032

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  36. Happy, happy blogiversary! It's amazing all that you've done in a year!

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  37. I've just recently discovered Kona cottons; never heard of Moda Grunge. I'm definitely going to have to check into it. Google search about to begin! Congrats on your first year!!

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  38. Your blog is great! thanks for the giveaway!
    Congratulations on one year!!

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  39. I am a new follower of your blog. thanks again!

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  40. Hey Bry, happy blogging birthday to you! Happily think of you every time I see Jane's profile hanging in my office.

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  41. Happy blog Birthday! Congratulations!

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  42. New follower!
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

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  43. http://twitter.com/#!/blessedmama4/status/116642452722565120
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

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  44. what!? what a super fantastic totally generous giveaway!! happy birthday to you!

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  45. Happy anniversary. I subscribe on google reader, does that make me a follower?

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  46. Happy 1st birthday! Those suckers are precious! I'm going to go look up how to make those.....fun :)

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  47. I'm a follower-since the Big (bella) parade-that was an awesome idea. I will definitely use them as resources when planning quilts. Thanks!!!!

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  48. I've followed you since before the beginning! Happy Blog B Day!

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  49. I want the Grunge and/or the polka dots!

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  50. Congratulations on a year a blogging! Keep up the good work!

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  51. mmmm, baker's twine! oooh fabric! ahhh, you're 1! Happy blog-a-versary!

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  52. happy birfday! time flies doesn't it?! My (3rd?!) blog bday is this winter so I should probably start planning it now... haha
    lovely items too!

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  53. What a grand year it has been for you! What a great mosaic of your projects.

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  54. I've been a follower. I usually follow in reader and don't get to share the bloggy love much. I love the new look! Keep i up . . for years to come

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  55. I tweeted about your giveaway. . h2ogirl76

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  56. I tweeted your giveaway. @pdxpam

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  57. Has it only been one year? :) Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  58. Happy Blog-aversary :) ANd here's to much more wonderful inspired creations :D
    I've been happily following for quite some time now!! Thank so much for this giveaway!!!
    xoxo

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  59. Well happy birthday dear blond's blog :)

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  60. I follow you for quite a while and wish you all the best in blogging :) And IRL :D

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  61. Happy Happy Blogiversary!!!What a great blog you have built in a year! thanks for sharing

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  62. I am a follower. Congrats on your 1st anniversary.

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  63. the grunge, the striped sheets- oh the sheer wonderfulness of it all! thanks for sharing!

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  64. i am a new follower- congrats on one year!

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  65. Congratulations on your first year. Wishing you many more.

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  66. Love the cake pops..I always want those when I see them!

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  67. Yummo selection of prizes, I'd love that baker's twine...but anything would be beaut-a-licious! Well done on achieving your first year, that is marvelous! and thank-you for a fun giveaway:)

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  68. Happy Blogiversary! Great Giveaway!

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  69. I'm a new follower and just off to have a read ;-)

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  70. Happy first blogiversary! Mine's coming up quick & I, too, have been so amazed by the quilty community. :D

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  71. Twittered! Congratulations again! Guess it's time to start thinking about my blog's birthday.

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  72. Happy First Bogiversary! Congratulations! I love all the quilty blogs, I had no idea there were so many great ones, yours included!

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  73. I am a new follower and look forward to your second year!

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  74. Happy anniversary! And thanks for this great giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  75. Congrats! I can't wait to meet IRL!

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  76. Congrats to you! What a great bloggy year you've had!

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  77. Thanks for a chance to win! Happy Blogoversary!

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  78. Happy 1st Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. Happy Birthday! Lovely giveaway :)

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  80. Tweeted the great news here :- https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/117241524483407872

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  81. What a great giveaway - Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for the chance!

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  82. Happy blogiversary to you! I'm celebrating mine over at my blog with a giveaway as well!

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  83. Happy 1st Blogiversary and here's to many more.

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  84. Yay, awesome and a big congratulations to you!!!! You sure know how to celebrate in style...

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  85. happy blogiversary! :) and thanks for the chance to win! yaaaay!

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  86. I am so in. We need to meet for burgers and chatting sometime again!

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  87. I tweeted the Giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/Lealee33/status/117462184786804736

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  88. It can't only be a year! You just seem like you've always been around quilting and blogging and showing some beautiful work! Happy Blogaversary and cheers to many more!

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  89. Spread the word about your giveaway on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/quilary
    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  90. Happy Blogiversary! Your work is beautiful - thanks so much for all of the inspiration!

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  91. happy blogiversary!!!!!!
    you are so sweet to share some lovelies with us, thank you :)
    -annabelle

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  92. Happy blogiversary, happy blogiversary, happy blogiversary, Haaaaaaaappy blogiversary! Love your mosaic of personal goodness!

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  93. Happy 1st birthday! Congrats and the blogosphere is a better place with you here!

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  94. I am a follower - I hope you will follow me back!

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  95. Happy first blogiversary birthday to you! Thanks for the photos of all the projects you completed (including the quilt from the QAL with 13 Woodhouse and FQS). Of course, love the fabric prizes too - who can resist?

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  96. Just stumbled across your blog, Happy 1st Blogiversary! :]

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  97. I am already a follower and love your new look...conrats on a year!!!!

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  98. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your fanatastic prizes Bry....which are all very nice.

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  99. Of course I am a follower!!! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!!

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  100. I love to read your blog - thanks for taking your time to inspire me.

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  101. Happy Blog Birthday - I have been reading for about 6 months now.

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  102. Happy blog anniversary! Thanks for being an inspiring quilter!

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  103. Congratulations on your first year! I love your quilts and look forward to many more.

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  104. Hi there! Awesome giveaway - and happy blogiversary!

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  105. Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful giveaway.

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  106. happy first blog birthday! those star sprinkle cake pops look delish!

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  107. I don't have a clue what I'd do with baker's twine, but the fabric is devine! Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

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  108. Way to go with your one year anniversary! I'm a new follower. Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

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  109. I'm headed off to Facebook to post about your great giveaway. Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

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  110. Oooh love it!! Thanks for the opportunity!
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

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  111. I follow - gfc - emillie.
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

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  112. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/HisPrincess886/status/118811707400392705.
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

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  113. Congrats on your blogiversary & thanks for the giveaway :D

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  114. Shared on FB;
    http://www.facebook.com/PeachRainbow/posts/154205488006159

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  115. Happy 1 year!!!! So fun! Great giveaway my dear!

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  116. And.... of course I'm a follower of yours :-) woohoooo!

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  117. Happy 1st Year! What an awesome giveaway! :)

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  118. I am a new follower of your blog! :)

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  119. Just found you through Lily's Quilts Flickr Group. Happy blogiversary (though I'm a wee bit late!). Many thanks for the giveaway. Jxo

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  120. I love the colors of the GRUNGE collection!

    Congrats on your blogiversary. I added your giveaway to my quilty giveaways list.

    - Mary, The Curious Quilter

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  121. Re-posted to my FB page. Lovely giveaway, thanks!

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  122. Happy Blogiversary! What a fun giveaway. I especially love the cheerful polka dots!

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  123. What a great giveaway. I'm happy to find your blog and Happy Blogiversary!

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  124. Wonderful prizes, thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. Congratulations on your blogiversary! :) Thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

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  126. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

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  127. I follow you using google reader!

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  128. Happy Bloggy Birthday! It's my real birthday today!! You have fabulous prizes!!

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  129. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/SunniLoveAffair/status/120186894544941057

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  130. hope I'm not too late- glad I found your blog

    ejxd95@gmail.com

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