Monday, February 14, 2011

valentine's day giveaway!

UPDATE:
This giveaway is now closed! Winners were announced here.


I feel affectionate and anticipatory of eating much chocolate 
and working hard all day.

And since today is such a good day to give people you love scrumptious things...
of course I had to do a giveaway for you. : ) 
There are fourteen prizes (yes, that was on purpose...), which means fourteen different winners!



custom-made necklace from Polka Dot Boutique


necklace by Gretchen and Eloise


sterling silver hand-stamped necklace from a.k.a. originals


necklace by Maravillosa Designs






satin brooch pin by Brydferth


8 1/2" by 11" poster by Tile Pendant Jewelry



"love in every language" bag by the Bucktoothed Bunny


headband by Jen Creque


fused-plastic pouch by Claudia Bag Designs


"Charmaine" print by Purrr


"love carries all" print by Rococco Co.



Mandatory entry:
Tell my about one of your all-time favorite love stories.
(for instance, one of my favorites is the romance between Beth and Nick in When in Rome)

Worth one extra entry each:
be a follower.
put the giveaway button on your sidebar.
mention the giveaway in a blog post.










Please put each of your entries in separate comments!
Giveaway ends next Monday (the 21st) at 11:59 PM
update: if you comment as Anonymous, I have no way of referring to you or contacting you if you win! 
If you are using the Anonymous feature, please just include your name and email address. Thanks!

Happy Valentine's Day.

519 comments:

  1. Definitely The Notebook. Gets me every. single. time!

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  2. I loved Leap Year. And then there's Pride and Prejudice. And then there's Alice in Wonderland, because in my mind she goes back to Underland and marries the Mad Hatter, making for a perfect love story and a beautiful ending.

    Also, I can't wait until the Hunger Games is made into a movie, cause it's total love story.

    AND Anne of Green Gables! Gilbert is my fictional boyfriend. :)

    ...I'll stop here.

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  3. Oh my! I love this beautiful stuff!
    I don't watch many romances! I'd have to say Anne of Green Gables, like Katie!

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  4. Lizzy and Darcy's love story is the best! :)

    (Runners up: Emma and Mr. Knightley, Anne and Gilbert, Carl and Ellie-from "Up")

    ~Kristin

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  5. I put your giveaway button in my sidebar.

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  6. blogged!
    brittanyamelia.blogspot.com

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  7. Mmmm, favorite love story? Either The Princess Bride (yes) or The Note (it carries to the sequel too!). <3

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  8. I put the giveaway button on my sidebar!

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  9. How fun! I love all of these! :)

    My favorite love story is When Dreams Come True by Eric and Leslie Ludy...God's fingerprints are all over it...and its true which makes it even better. :)

    Thanks for doing this!
    Ephesians 1:2,
    Melanie

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  10. I put the button on my blog! :)

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  11. My favorite love story would have to be Jacob and Rachel from the Bible. :)

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  12. Favorite Love Story......Star Wars. Anakin and Padme or Han and Leia. I love the romance. So sweet. ;) happy valentines Day!!! ;)

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  13. I followed!! ;) I'll do a post on it too!! Great giveaway!! ;)

    Jedi~Chick <3

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  14. I put the button on my blog sidebar! :)

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  15. Wow what a great giveaway!! My favorite is Pride and Prejudice...so classic but lovely! :)

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  16. I don't really like love stories, so I don't really have a favorite.

    -Megan

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  17. Favorite love story? I don't have an absolute favorite, but the one I'm hooked on at the moment is Phantom of the Opera.

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  18. One of my favorite love stories is Roman Holiday. It's so sweet, and I love Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. =)

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  19. I posted the button on my sidebar.

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  20. I mentioned the giveaway in a blog post.

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  21. My favorite love story is Pride and Prejudice, most definitely.
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  22. I'm a follower.
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  23. has anybody ever told you you have awesome giveaways? :) My favorite love story movie is flipped.
    I think its a newer movie, but I could be wrong. its super cute!

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  24. I put the button in my sidebar. I'm going to blog about it later but I'll say it in a different comment when I do...
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  25. My favorite romance is definitely North & South. A close second would be Persuasion! ;)

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  26. I would have to say A Walk To Remember

    allisonlunsford.13@Gmail.com

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  27. I'm a follower!
    btw you have to best giveaways =)

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  28. My favorite love story is Gone With the Wind.
    Or Pride and Prejudice.
    It's a REALLY hard choice! Ack. I'm going to go with the movie Pride and prejudice, and book Gone with the Wind. :)

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  29. I posted about this giveaway on my blog:
    http://musiciansmeltingpot.blogspot.com/2011/02/short-post.html

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  30. My favorite love story is that of a friend of mine. The day he saw her, he knew they were going to get married. He had never talked to her before, but he went up to her and asked "Do you eat?" to get her on a date with him. And they lived happily ever after ;)

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  31. I've been on a huge Disney kick lately, and I just watched Aladdin...so I'll say Aladdin and Jasmine. ;-)

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  32. I don't know if it counts for people who don't have blogs, but I just posted about it on Facebook. :)

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  33. I love Pride and Prejudie. And Emma. And Sense and sensibilitHey are the best!

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  34. I have the blog button on my blog sidebar :)

    lifeisfunner.blogspot.com

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  35. hmm. May favorite love story is actually within my own family. My brother John and his wife Julie both worked at disney world in orlando and were dancers in the beauty and the beast show. She was belle and he was the prince, seriously. After working together they started dating and fell in love, followed by their marriage. They danced to the beauty and the beast song at their wedding and to this day have the strongest Christ centered relationship I've ever seen. :)

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  36. Favorite love story is in the movie North and South - love the ending!

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  37. I am a faithful follower of your blog. Loved all the Mexico pics, BTW.

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  38. what an awesome giveaway. my fav love story (cliche, i know) is the story from the notebook. that never gets old to me.

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  39. One of my faves is the Beauty and the Beast. :) Ahhh...

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  40. And I can't do the rest. :(

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  41. oh my, ummmm.... i like any period film. pride and prejudice, sense and sensability, emma, persuasion, etc

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  42. All time favorite love story: The Notebook!!!! Love it! Makes me cry everytime!

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  43. I put the giveaway button in my post is that ok? Nah, I'll go put it on my sidebar right now.

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  44. http://thewhitewoods.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-giveaway.html

    A blog post. :)

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  45. I would have to say either Leap Year or the Anne of Green Gables series...

    Oh, and probably all of the Jane Austen movies...

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  46. I'm already a follower of your blog. :)

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  47. I just posted your blog button! http://lifeisfunner.blogspot.com/2011/02/funner-sweet-16-giveaway-day-13.html

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  48. Well, I would say Pride and Prejudice because Darcy and Lizzie are just plain epic, but I'm not going to do that because that's too "follow the crowd" style (lol) so I must say that one of my all-time favorite love stories is Persuasion. My favorite version is the newest one by BBC A&E. I LOVE the letter she gets at the end of the film. *happy sigh*

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  49. my favorite love story is Persuasion. A second runner up would be Before Sunrise and Before Sunset films, love them both. =]

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  50. I posted about the giveaway!!

    http://thebeautyofordinarydays.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-life-is-too-short-not-to-wear.html

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  51. I guess my favorite love story is not quite a love story actually. I really like "500 Days of Summer", because it captures the essence of falling in love so well, and it's realistic at the same time. I guess for a pretty not-romantic person like me, it gave me hope to love. It's a beautiful portrayal of what falling in love means and how life sometimes makes us fall out of it.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  52. My favorite love story is repunzel. :) Has been since I was little. :)

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  53. The most romantic love story I know is how my grandparents met during WW2!!

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  54. I'd have to say Pride and Prejudice. :)

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  55. One of my all-time favorite love stories is a movie series and a book series. It's the Love Comes Softly series. They are such good books.

    ~Kelsey~

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  56. I posted about it,
    http://kelseyloves2write.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-14-vacation-you-would-like-to-take.html

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  57. I added your button to my sidebar,

    kelseyloves2write.blogspot.com

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  58. I love that Love Bag!

    SO CUTE!

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  59. Emma & Mr. Knightly ... and I love the story in "Little Dorrit", too. Oh, and Russel and Holmes, a very non-mushy sarcastic romance that is actually quite lovely. ;)

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  60. My favorite true love story is God's love for us. And from fiction, some of my favorite romances are those from Emma, Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, North and South, Daddy-Long-Legs, and Anne of Green Gables.

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  61. The giveaway button resides on my sidebar.

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  62. My fave is Pride and Prejudice.
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  63. My favorite love story is either Sense & Sensibility, or North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell). <3

    -- Maria E.
    www.uneasyimpressions.blogspot.com

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  64. Of course, I remain a follower!

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  65. My favorite love story is from the movie Sleepless in Seattle - classic!

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  66. Made a blog post about it. http://beautifulblankpages.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-giveaway-at-life-is-too.html

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

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  67. I don't watch love movies, but I think (everyone is gonna laugh at me, but what do I care?) Despicable me can count as a love story, just a different sort..

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  68. My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one of the funniest romance chick-flicks ever! love it <3

    adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com

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  69. I am a follower.

    adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com

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  71. I put the button on my sidebar

    adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com

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  72. posted this on the giveaway page at my blog.

    adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com

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  73. Enchanted is also one of my favorite love stories. The dresses...*sigh*

    adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com

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  74. I have your giveaway button on my sidebar.

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  75. My favorite love story? Can I name more than one?

    My favorite love stories are Jane Eyre (Oh.... I cried so hard while reading that one!), The Phantom of the Opera, and Anne of Green Gables. There are many, many others, though!

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

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  76. Hey, please don't count this in your giveaway...The post from Brandy above mine, it is actually me, I didn't know my mom was logged in when I commented! Sorry!!

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  77. I'm a follower! And my favorite Love Story is the Proposal! It's a comedy Romance and those always have a happy start AND ending! I also mentioned this on my website: http://www.keepingmemoriesmagical.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day-i-have-been.html

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  78. WOW!!! What a great giveaway!!!
    One of my favorite love story of all time( apart from When In Rome listed by you) is love story of Henry and Lucy from " 50 first dates"(2004). I find that their love is just always eternity and pure.Although she just forgets him the next day, yet he still continues chasing her as it lasts forever.
    The story is quite touching and entertaining :D

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. my all time favorite love story is my own! (can I say that?;) This is like the coolest giveaway post of all time! Crossing my fingers and toes (:

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  80. I'm also your follower now

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  81. Since you didn't say it had to be fiction, I have to be honest and say that my favorite love story is my own. David and I were best friends and he didn't even bother to ask me to date him - he just proposed! I'm so in love with my sweet husband :)

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  82. I also put the giveaway button on my sidebar, just visit my site
    http://tranntb08.blogspot.com/

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. Love stories.... hmm. I love the love story Emma by Jane Austen

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  84. Have you ever seen the movie "Penelope"? Thats gotta be one of my favorite love stories :)

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  85. Button's on my sidebar
    thewoodelves.blogspot.com

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  86. Favorite love stories...
    Of course there's Jane Austen (Emma and Mr. Knightly are my favorite, but they're all good!) and I love North and South too. I think Esther in the Bible is God's romance novel and it's very romantic in my imagination (all that Persian texture and color...). And you can't forget the Scarlett Pimpernel!

    For my favorite, I'm going to say the romance of Hub and Jasmine in Secondhand Lions. The scene where they meet on the beach in the sunset and it's love at first sight makes me cry every time.

    Also, I think Hannah and Joseph's story is up there for most romantic! ;-)

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  87. I don't know what it is about your blog, but I read every post without fail and if I have several new posts to read in my blog subscriptions, yours is the one I read first (and only if I don't have much time). So yes, I'm a follower. I really like the cherry blossom necklace!

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  88. Favorite love story? Probably "Much ado about nothing"

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  89. My favorite love story is "North and South".

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  90. Posted about it! http://akskorner.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day.html

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  91. I blogged about this giveaway

    http://tranntb08.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-giveaway.html


    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  92. My favorite love story would have to be either Leap Year or Letters To Juliet. Both are so sweet and romantic!

    Katelyn
    kinz.crazed@gmail.com

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  93. And OF COURSE I'm a follower :)

    Katelyn
    kinz.crazed@gmail.com

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  94. The love story in Perrsusian is my very favorite!

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  95. Pride and Prejudice!
    Atkersonfamily{at}aol{dot}com

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  96. I'm a follower!
    Atkersonfamily{at}aol{dot}com

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  97. My favorite love story would definitely be Love Comes Softly. (:

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  98. Your giveaway button is on my sidebar!

    http://followinggodeveryday.blogspot.com/

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  99. I *definitely* follow your awesome blog.

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  100. Without a doubt it's Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter. xD Heehee.

    Okay, but actual love stories it would have to be You've Got Mail. :3

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  101. Beauty and the Beast is one I like for fiction. For a true story I'd have to think a lot longer.

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  102. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespear. Tragic but the ultimate romance in my book! LOVE. :)

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  103. Posted your button on my sidebar. ^_^

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  104. One of my favorite love stories is probably...oh i don't know. haha...um.. Oh, I know-- in The Ultimate Gift. I love seeing how the two of them in that story grow to love each other through their struggles.

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  105. The story of God’s love for me (and fellow Christians) is to be my favorite true love story of all times. I also really like the story of Ruth. Another true love story I adore is that of my parents.
    Oh my, there are way too many fictional love stories that I love! Ella Enchanted is one of my favorite books, Anne of Green Gables, the part of Little Women with Jo and Mr. Bhaer, Leap Year, Beauty and the Beast, and oh so many more! I guess I’m just a fan of love stories in general.

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  106. I’m already a follower! (And I might note that I checked your blog every day for a month before I actually became a member of blogger.) ;-)

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  107. Uh... My favorite love story... That's a really hard question there are so many...
    Right now I feel like being random and say Captain Hastings and his wife from the Hercule Poirot books. :D

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  108. Hmmm, favorite love story... I would have to say the Luckiest girl by Beverly cleary. Or Joseph and Hannah. xD

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  109. Posted about it!
    http://elisa45.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-giveaway.html

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  110. Favorite Love story:
    Persuasion by Jane Austen or The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness O.
    Anne and Wentworth, separated by persuasion and then eight years later, they get back together! Yes!
    Percy and Marguerite! They married for love, but became estranged due to rumor. When she finds out he is the Scarlet Pimpernel, she travels across the English Channel to the Revolution-torn France to save him. Perfect novel.

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  111. I am a follower!
    Who wouldn't be? Red shoes are the best! lol

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  112. And one of the best love stories? Gee, that's hard.. Um, I know it's cheesy, but I really like John & Savannah's in Dear John :)

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  113. Count me in! What amazing prizes!
    One of my all time favorite love stories is from Jane Austen's Persuasion, the story of long lost lovers Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot. Captain Wentworth wrote on of the sweetest proposal letters ever!

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

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  114. I follow your blog and really enjoy every moment spent here. The only thing is your blog makes me want red shoes!

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

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  115. Anne and Gilbert. Best. Love. Story. Ever.

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  116. Lovely prizes! Does the story of how God sent His only Son to die for sinners count as a love story? It should. ;) I'm sort of a tomboy so I don't care for other love stories, like the kissy issy ones. lol

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  117. I'm following your awesome blog! :D

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  118. Just one, I have so many favorite love storys. Well the one I really like is ANNE and GILBERT. From "Anne of Green Gables"

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  119. Button is on my sidebar: http://giveawaysgalore4girls.blogspot.com

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  120. I posted about it on my giveaway blog: http://giveawaysgalore4girls.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-at-life-is-too-short-not-to.html

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  121. I posted about your giveaway on my blog! Here http://alisbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway.html

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  122. One of my very favorite romances is between Laura Hunt & Mark Dixon (Gene Tierney & Dana Andrews) in 1944's Laura! Mark is a detective trying to solve the murder of a beautiful girl, and he falls in love with her portrait. Of course, she's not really dead, and they end all happily ever after. It's very sweet and understated and utterly perfect. And Gene Tierney wears some of the prettiest clothes of the 1940s, as well as some slightly odd hats. I quite literally could go on all day about it!

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  123. And of course I follow you! I don't comment a ton, but I almost always read your posts and drool over your gorgeous photos. And a very Happy Valentine's Day to you Miss Polka Dot!;D

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  124. My favoite love story would have to be the one in that movie called "Letters to Juliet"!

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  125. I'm alreadya follower! Cause I really Love reading your blog!

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  126. I posted about this as well!

    http://dezzysblogerificblog.blogspot.com/p/contest-and-giveaway-entries.html

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  127. Oooh, how lovely! I totally adore The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale. So, so sweet. :)

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  128. I put your giveaway button on the sidebar at my blog!

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  129. I don't know if this counts but I tweeted about this!

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  130. I don't know if this counts either but I posted about it on facebook!

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  131. I simply ADORE ALL of those necklaces!!!!!

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  132. I love it when you have giveaways. Your prizes rock! ;)

    One of my all time favorite love stories has always been the one between Robin Hood and Maid Marian. No matter what version of the story, I've always loved that romance. I love how the names go together, like Adam and Eve, or Abraham and Sarah. Robin and Marian. <3

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  133. My favorite love story is Aragorn and Arwen from LOTR. <3

    Thank you for the giveaway. ;)

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