Monday, November 19, 2012

Lessons I've learned, and a Birthday Giveaway!

This Giveaway is Now Closed and our winner has been notified. 

Thank you SO much to everyone who entered!  


Happy Birthday to Me! :)
Today I turn the BIG 2 9! Wow, 29 years old here's a condensed list of everything I've learned in my 29 years.
  1. Always keep your mouth closed when using the toilet brush to clean the toilet.
  2. Vinegar is an amazing product, always have some in your home. From softening your laundry to getting out carpet stains, right down to pickling your cucumbers . . . Vinegar is Awesome! 
  3. You cannot please everyone, that's true in real life . . . and in blog life! :)
  4. You will always find what you seek out. I know that sounds very touchy feely, but I have found that when you look for the good you'll find it . . . when you look for the bad you'll find it, when you look for faults you will find them.Try to look for the good.
  5. Being on time shows respect.
  6. Sometimes you have to give up control of things you had no control over in the first place :) haha. This made sense in my head, I hope it makes a bit of sense when you read it.
  7. When posing for photos always assume your grandma is going to see them! 
  8. Friends are the family you get to choose, and family is everything. 
  9. Everyone loves someone who gets to the point quickly!
  10. Marry Lee, he makes life awesome! (sorry girls he's taken ;) haha. 
 That's my list . . . I'm sure there are other important life lessons I've missed like . . . don't eat yellow snow and don't poke the bear, but this is what I've learned in the 29 years I've been here.

So since it's my birthday I thought I'd give something away to you!!!!
 I made another batch of fabulous soy candles and fancy tea towels and I thought I'd give some away! :)
I'm so excited to be giving away some of my very own creations!

Here's the details: 

To Enter: Follow us on Facebook! Pop over to our page here give us a follow come back and let us know!!
Bonus Entry: Follow us on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram! Come back and let us know . . . or follow us on all of them and enter to win 4 more times! :)

Prize: One Large Soy Wax Candle (Lavender Scented) over 40 hours of burn time and Two Fancy Tea Towels!
Open to: EVERYONE! World Wide.
Contest Closes: Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 11:59pm PST.

*Check back this evening for a bonus post about what Lee picked out for my present this year . . . he hit it out of the park this year!!!! :)

176 comments:

  1. Hi Ashli,
    Wish you a happy b'day!! I have given likes to your page at facebook and pinterest. You are so inspiring in living a green and simple life. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Sathya.

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  2. Happy Birthday!

    I am already a fan on Facebook!

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  3. Happy Birthday Pretty Lady! Last year of the 20's - enjoy!
    I follow you on Facebook, Pinterest and now Twitter!
    Have a great day and your prizes look amazing.
    Susan in NL

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  4. Happy Birthday! I didn't know you had a FB page but I'm following it now! :)
    Rachel

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  5. And I now follow you on Pinterest too! Happy birthday wishes to you! :)
    Rachel

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  6. Happy Birthday Ashli! Hope Max and Lee make it a great one. I already follow you on FB and Pinterest. Love, love, love the tea towels you made. :o)

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  7. Happy Birthday Ashli! I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  8. Following you on Facebook! Happy Birthdy... yay Scorpios!

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  9. Happy Birhday!!! I follow you on Facebook :)

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  10. Happy birthday! I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook!

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  11. Followed you on Facebook - not sure why I wasn't before!

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  12. Followed you on Pinterest - You have some great boards on there! Love the soy candle and tea towels. I'm thinking about trying my hand at them myself... : )

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  13. Happy birthday Ashli! I'm a follower on facebok

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  14. Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing day!
    I am a follower on facebook

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  15. I follow you on Facebook

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  16. Happy Birthday! Liked you on FB!

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  17. Happy Birthday Ashli!!! I like you on FB and follow you on Pinterest!!!

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  18. ... And follow you on Instagram!!!

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  19. I also follow you on instagram & pinterest :)

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  20. Happy Birthday! I liked you on facebook and follow you on instagram and pinterest. Love your blog and check it everyday. Thanks so much!

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  21. Happy Birthday!!! Following on Facebook.

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  22. Following on Pinterest, too!

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  23. I now follow you on Pinterest. Happy Birthday!

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  24. Happy birthday :) I'm a fan on facebook and follow you on Pinterest. Yay!

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  25. following you on Facebook! Love your towels and need to try Soy candles!

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  26. following on Pinterest!

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  27. Hi, I am following you on facebook! Thanks! :)

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  28. Hi and Happy Birthday to you! I love the sage advice re: keeping your mouth shut while cleaning the toilet. So true! I "liked" you on facebook today. Thanks for the opportunity to win. :) Jennifer Peters

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  29. Happy Birthday!!! EnJOY your wonderful day!
    I'm following you on "instagram, twitter and liked you on Facebook"

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  30. Happy Birthday! Warning: 29 and 39 are the worst ages... not because they are ACTUALLY bad, but because you spend the entire year saying, "I'm 29... actual 29, I'm not 33 and trying to make myself seem younger."

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE learning #7. My 10-year-old daughter has been learning about and become interested in the online bullying stories, and I think if that simple rule was followed more carefully by our youth, we'd all be in a better place. Oh, and I will be sitting up a bit straighter in photos too!

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  31. Happy birthday!!

    I am a fan on fb.

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  32. Happy Birthday!!!! All the best to you!
    I'm following you on Facebook...... I'm uber excited about it! I see you like Sarah Richardson.... Who the hack likes design without liking her?! :)
    Have a really special day!

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  33. I am a follower on Instagram.

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  34. Oh, I'm following you on Pinterest as well..... Uhuuuu!!!! :)

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  35. Happy Birthday Ashli ~ enjoy your day!!

    :)

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  36. Hi! I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest :)

    Happy Birthday!

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  37. Happy birthday. Love your blog. I follow you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. I promis I'm not a stalker...haha.

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  38. Happy. Happy! I just started reading and following you on blog lovin. I just followed you on Facebook!

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  39. I also followed you on Pinterest!

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  40. I'm following you on Pinterest and Facebook!

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  41. Happy Birthday Ashli, all the best in the coming year.I follow you on facebook and Pinterest.

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  42. Happy birthday!! Your list was great. Love your blog. I follow on Pinterest and Facebook...

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  43. Happy Birthday to You!!! I just love your blog. I am also trying hard to make green, healthy choices in all areas of my life. I absolutely love your posts. Keep up the amazing work.
    I liked your facebook page and am following along!!!

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  44. HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Love your blog one of the few I check daily. I just stared following you on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter :)

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  45. Happy Birthday! I liked you on facebook, and follow you on pinterest!

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  46. Happy Birthday Ashli! May your 29th year be filled with many blessings.

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  47. Hope you have a blessed Birthday! I liked you on Facebook and follow you on Pinterest. I love your handmade towels. I have a piece of fabric and a towel that I have been holding onto to make one myself, but I haven't had the nerve or time to try and tackle the project! Thanks, Leanne W.

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  48. Happy birthday! i follow your blog and pinterest!

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  49. Happy birthday Ashli!!! I already like you on FB...

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  50. Happy Birthday Ashley - I LOVE your blog and check back frequently for your updates. Thank you for the give a way opportunity!

    I "like" you on facebook and "follow" you on Twitter, and also "repin" many of your things on Pinterest!

    Thanks!!

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  51. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day.

    And for the contest, I have liked you on FB and am already a Twitter follower.

    Thanks for the neat giveaway opportunity.

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  52. happy birthday I did them all but twitter :-)

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  53. Happy Birthday! I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago and have read it 'top to bottom'. Really loving it and, as a graduate of an all women's college, appreciate your making a point of sharing that you're a housewife who proudly loves and is fantastic at her job! Just wanted to send along my support (for what it's worth :)) and enter your giveway - I've now liked you on Facebook and followed you on Twitter/Pinterest. Hope you enjoy your day!

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  54. Happy Birthday! I love your blog. Now I'm following on FB too

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  55. Oh and I'm following on Pinterest and Twitter as well :-)

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  56. Happy Birthday!

    I'm following you on Instagram now!

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  57. And on Twitter!

    I'm a little stalker!

    Haha!

    Hope your birthday is everything you wish!

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  58. I like you on EVERYTHING!!! Happy Birthday!

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  59. I'm a follower on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Happy Birthday! Hope it continues to be a great one.

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  60. I am a follower on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter :) Hope you have a great birthday!! :)

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  61. on Facebook as maria starr thanks!

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  62. Following you on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  63. Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry! I forgot to say Happy Birthday in that last posting :) Hope you have a great "Ashli" day.
    P.S. I grew up in Maillardville!!!

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  64. I am a follower on Fb and Pinterest. Happy Birthday to you....!

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  65. Hi! Even though I did LIKE you on FB, I wanted to say it's my birthday too!!! Yay!! I know lots of peeps that share our birthday. Fun bit of trivia: Jodie Foster shares our birthday as well. Happy birthday!!! ^_^

    -- Gabby

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  66. Follow you on FB, Pinterest, Twitter too!!

    Thanks,
    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  67. Following you on Facebook! Also...what is the yellow, blue, and green fabric on the tea towel....I love it! Jana. Janabergen@hotmail.com

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  68. Follow you on facebook


    phyllisphipps_at_hotmail_dot_com

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  69. Happy Birthday!
    I like you on facebook, follow you on twitter, and pinterest.

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  70. Happy Birthday Ashli!! I am already following you on Facebook.

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  71. I am already following you on Twitter.

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  72. I am now following you on Pinterest.

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  73. Liked your facebook page and following you on Pinterest regards Shirley

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  74. hello! following you on facebook!

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  75. aaaaaaand on instagram! whew!! :)

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  76. I follow you on Instagram, Pinterest and FB...and I would follow you on Twitter too if I could remember my password :/ Have a great day!

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  77. I follow you in instagram!! :)

    tracyfaber@gmail.com

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  78. I follow you on pinterest too!
    tracyfaber@gmail.com

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  79. I'm a new follower on Facebook!

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  80. Happy Birthday to you!!
    I already followed you on Facebook but now I follow you on Pinterest!
    LOVE your blog!!

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  81. Happy birthday Ashli! Hope you have another fabulous year!

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  82. Hi Ashli,
    Happy Birthday, I'm a FB follower also, thank you for the great blog :)

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  83. I follow you Facebook and Twitter!

    Happy birthday again!

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  84. Hi Ashli
    What a wonderful surprise to see we share the same birthday. From someone who is much older than 29 - your best is yet to come.

    happy birthday!!!!
    Betsy

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  85. Happy Birthday! Love your blog! I follow on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest :)

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  86. I liked your Facebook page and am following you on Pinterest.

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  87. i follow you on fb :)
    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

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  88. i follow on twitter :)
    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

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  89. i follow on pinterest
    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

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  90. Happy Birthday! You're on my Google Reader and Facebook. :)

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  91. Happy Birthday! You're on my Google Reader and Facebook. :)

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  92. Happy Birthday! I liked you on facebook and am following you on twitter!

    Tricia

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  93. Happy Birthday Ashli!
    I already liked you and follow you on Pinterest
    From a friend in Port Hardy

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  94. Happy 29th!! Hope you have a lovely day!! I was the big 30 last month. I already like your facebook page :)

    xx

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  95. Happy Birthday Ashli! I liked you on Facebook and follow you on Pinterest!

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  96. Happy 29th Birthday Ashli!!! I like you on FB and Pinterest!! Will try again to find you on Instagram!

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  97. Many many happy returns of the day.

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  98. Happy birthday Ashli! I'm following you on FB, Twitter and Pinterest!
    nydiasantos@hotmail.com

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  99. Happy Birthday, Ashli!! I am a follower on Facebook.

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  100. I am a follower on Pinterest also!

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  101. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl, you are wise beyond your years :)
    Lucky it doesnt snow here so eating yellow snow is not a problem for me, still good to know :)
    Your teatowels look too good to be used I wouldnt want to get them dirty!

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  102. Happy birthday, Ashli! It's my birthday today, too! Hope it was a great one :)

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  103. Happy Birthday! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. I follow you on fb. nicolezinniel@gmail.com

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  104. I also follow you on Pinterest. nicolezinniel@gmail.com

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  105. I follow on Twitter, too! nicolezinniel@gmail.com

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  106. Happy HAPPY Birthday to you Blog Friend! :) I follow you on Facebook!

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  107. Love your candles and towels. Now following you on fb, pinterest, and instagram!

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  108. Happy Birthday! I'll also be 29 here in a couple of weeks!

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  109. Happy Birthday! I'm a Facebook follower now!

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  114. So excited... that candle looks amazing!! I've liked you on Facebook and followed you on Twitter and even started following you on Pinterest :)

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  115. I'm so sorry I bombarded your comment wall! The Internet was glitchy, so I hit the publish key a few too many times!

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  116. Now following you on Facebook and pinterest! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  117. Hiya! Already follow you sweet x

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  118. What a lovely giveaway! Following you on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook :)

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  119. happy bday!! i liked your fb page

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  120. i started following twitter but i cant figure out how to follow you on instagram

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  121. I also follow you on Twitter.

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  122. I also follow you on twitter :) @CaseyOsmundson

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  123. I "like" you on FB!

    Actually, I like you in real life too, but you know what I mean. :)

    Happy Birthday!

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  124. I am following you on Twitter!

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  125. Have a fabulous birthday! I really enjoyed your list! I am a new 'like' on facebook.

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  126. And I have followed you on pinterest for a while now :)

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  127. Started following you on here...now on facebook too!!

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  128. I'm following you EVERYWHERE (not to sound like a stalker...) and I have been using your amazing colors and design for my own home.

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  129. I'm following you EVERYWHERE (not to sound like a stalker...) and I have been using your amazing colors and design for my own home.

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  130. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! I'm following on FB & Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  131. Happy Birthday! I love your Hunter boots! I liked you on FB :))

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  132. I am now following you on Pinterest too :)) Love all the goodies you're giving away. Crossing my fingers to win....it would make a great birthday present for me. My birthday is December 9th.
    (PS. Love reading your blog! It makes this prairie girl~I live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan~so happy to hear about your "going on's" in beautiful BC!)

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  133. I've liked you on FB for forever!! Your chevron towel would perfectly match the valance in my kitchen...so amazing!

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  134. I'm new on the blog... and I follow you on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter :)
    I'm from the Vancouver area too - so it's nice to see another BC girl blogging!!! xo

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  135. Oh and I don't know if I can post again but HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! Forgot to say that in my first post!!

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  136. I love your blog! I have been a follower of you on Facebook and Pinterest for sometime. I just started following you on Instagram!! My username is MrsB10305 (Dawn Burgess)! I love homemade giveaways!!

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  137. Happy birthday ( a bit late but rather laten then never :o) ) I am following your blog from Germany for a while but never dared to leave a comment. I just love your house and your creativity ... and your little dog is just too cute
    Love
    Tascha

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  138. Happy belated birthday! Love your blog!
    We now also follow your Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

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