Monday, March 28, 2011

(celebrate spring) giveaway

Update: this giveaway is now closed.

Spring is officially alive in my part of the world. This makes me happy in a constant-happy-dance, always-running-over-to-my-vase-of-cherry-blossoms-and-sniffing-with-reckless-abandon, love-everyone-and-give-them-cute-stuff kind of way.

Thanks to some truly spectacular sponsors, I get to do just that. : ) Here are the goodies...be sure and check out the lovely shops!




set of four upcycled frames from the art of chic


8.5" by 11" print in color of your choice by bubby and bean. {website}


custom-made felt flower pillow by kelsi creates


choice of any three flavors of lip balm from mariposa home


set of three earrings from our daily chocolate



earrings by trudy james




handbag by dear prudence





earrings by fancy schmancy me



8" by 10" print by megan rene


necklace by two little doves

there are twelve separate prizes, which means there will be twelve different winners.

mandatory entry:
tell me about one of your very favorite smells, 
and what you associate with it and why you love it. : )

worth one extra entry each:
follow me
put the giveaway button on your sidebar
spread the word about the giveaway in whatever way you wish.



make sure that your entries are in separate comments, otherwise they won't be counted.
the giveaway will end on April 10th.

happy spring.

698 comments:

  1. Favorite smell...hmmm..I love warm vanilla sugar...it reminds me of coffee, baking, and just pure goodness. lol :)

    Thanks for doing this!
    ~Melanie

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  2. I love the smell of my shampoo and conditioner (Herbal Essence: Tousle Me Softly) because it takes me back to our amazing trip to Europe we took with dear friends last May. I still can't get over how wonderful that trip was :).

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  3. my favorite smell would HAVE to be cinnamon. why? because it always reminds me of my grandmother's house. and I love my grandmother.. <3

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  4. I shared about your giveaway on my facebook. :)

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  5. AND. I posted your button on my blog. :)

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  6. Sweet giveaway! Thank you! :)

    My favorite smell...that's kinda hard. Ha!

    One that did come to mind when I thought about that, though is my grandma. She has a very distinct smell. It's kinda a mixture between her perfume and a little hint of smoke. Everything of hers smells like that. It reminds me of all the times I played and spent the night with her and my Grandaddy when I was little. :)

    Katie

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  7. And I added the giveaway button to my blog sidebar. :)

    Katie

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  8. The smell of rain! The other day I went outside to do chores, and I was just hit with this lovely fresh smell. It reminds me of spring and thunderstorms (which I like). Sure enough, it rained that night.

    ~Kristin
    anticonformity_chick@yahoo.com

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  9. I put the button in my sidebar.

    ~Kristin

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  10. I already follow your blog! :)

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  11. My fave smell is bonfires, I don't exactly know why, but I just love the smell! :)

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  12. Mmmm... favorite smells. Some of my faves are: Vanilla, my dad's oatmeal chocolatechip raisin cookies, fresh flowers, etc. :)

    They just smell sooo good!

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  13. My favortite smell.... humm. I must say that I love the smell of teeny tiny babies just after their first bath. There is someting so precious about that... it makes me want to bottle it up and never forget!

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  14. ...and I follow your blog! {loyaly.}

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  15. I've added your button to my sidebar!

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  16. My favorite smell would have to be anything yummy baking in the oven. :)
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  17. I follow you!
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  18. I posted the button in my sidebar.
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  19. hmmm... i love the smell of fresh cut grass - it reminds me of the summer/spring and being outside.

    adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com

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  20. Fresh cut grass, because it is the smell of summer and early fall to me. And I LOVE summer and early fall. Eek, I just read the post above this, she said almost exactly the same thing....weird.

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  21. Hm, my favorite smell would either have to be raspberries, because they remind me of spring and summer and are so so delicious, or new babies. I just love to smell their heads and it makes me want to eat their big ol' legs. ;)
    Soli Deo Gloria!
    Taylor
    http://examineallthings.blogspot.com

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  22. I posted about your giveaway on Google buzz.

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  23. Your giveaway button is on my blog.

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  24. Favorite smell? Hmm, I love the smell of laundry, especially when I walk into the laundry room and the window is open. The breezy air and the laundry is a perfect combination. :)

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  25. Favorite smell... Hard one. One of my favorites would be the smell of old mines. A mix of the underground smell and the smell of rotting wood and weird chemicals and cold rock.
    I don't know why I like the smell so much, but my brother and I have been exploring any abandoned mines we could find since forever. The smell always gives me a sense of nostalgia and a thrill of adventure.

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  26. The button is in my sidebar :)

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  27. Hmm, one of my favorite smells is ripening blackberries. because it brings back so many summer memories. :)

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  28. I love the smell of strawberries. Especially fresh ones, or ones still on the plant. In the front yard of the house I grew up in, we had several strawberry plants. I used to play in the front yard all the time, and the smell of strawberries always brings me back to playing jump rope or pretending to be in a wedding. So fun!

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  29. And I tweeted about it!
    twitter.com/MelissaPitz

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  30. Lol, this question reminds me of a part in the Half-Blood Prince... lol :-D Which, one of my favvorite scents is old books. The other is coffee, because it perks me up and is just plain heavenly, and....cologne. Heh.

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  31. I follow, and have since the beginning. :-D But you know that. :)

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  32. My favorite smell is of doughnuts. Why? I just adore eating them and they remind me of family vacations.

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  33. Oh, I love the smell of coffee. Especially in the early morning,and it's even better if mixed with the smell of the sea. Because when I was a wee thing we'd go to my grandpa's house down in FL, and he lived right next to the ocean, literally it was in his backyard. And every morning I'd wake up to the crisp smell of the sea and the smell of black coffee. Papa Till passed away a year ago but I still think of him every time I make my black coffee.

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  34. I follow you. :-)
    By the way, I believe you follow my blog as well...I'm Hannah Grace from http://walkinthytruth.com.

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  35. The giveaway button is on my site, under the "current giveaways" section on my sidebar.
    http://www.walkinthytruth.com/

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  36. One of my favorite smells is popcorn because it reminds me of movie theaters and going to the movies is so much fun! ;)

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  37. One of my favorite smells is chocolate cookies!! :) Because I get to eat them. ;)

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  38. One of my favorite smells in the world is probably Coconuts…. because they really remind me of Mexico… Partly because I wore Coconut perfume in Mexico and partly because of the actual coconuts I had there  and it makes me happy because I love Mexico!

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  39. And I posted the giveaway button on my sidebar!

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  40. I put the giveaway button on my sidebar! :)

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  41. I love the smell after rain pours on a summer day. It is so crisp and fresh :)

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  42. Oooh, these are lovely giveaways...how exciting! One of my favorite smells ever is, surprisingly, smoke. Not the kind of smoke that you choke on, but the wispy kind that you get just after you blow out a candle. For some reason, I just love that. ;]

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  43. I posted on my blog. http://redheadedpenguin.blogspot.com/

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  44. i love the smell of the smell of the store lowes. i know wierd...but it just makes me feel happy. and it is kinda springy...because i only go in there in the sppring..

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  45. I love the smell of freshly cut grass and new babies. New babies smell so great! Plus they are so cute. And I love the smell of cookies fresh out of the oven. :)

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  46. Amazing! I love the smell of pumpkin... It reminds me of fall, which is my favorite time of year, and pumpkin pie, which is delicious. Ahh. I love it.

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  47. Oh, I added the button!And I'm following you!

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  48. I shared this by posting on my google account--google buzz. (:

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  49. I love the smell of vanilla and lavender mixed together! It makes me feel so relaxed!

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  50. I put your giveaway button on my sidebar :)

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  51. Ooooo!!!! Please enter me! One of my all time favorite smells is LAVENDER-no artificial scent can copy it and bottle it-lavender is an amazing scent!!! It reminds me of those sultry hot days in the lavender fields...the purple-greyish spikes shimmer slightly in the cool summer breeze, while the scent diffuses through the heat, and the bees buzz busily from bush to bush. :)

    Many Blessings,
    Grace

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  52. I follow already! I would REALLY like that Paris necklace!;)

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  53. I posted your button on my sidebar!

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  54. Favorite smell: Can my favorite smell also be one of my least faves? My mother's perfume! She wear entirely too much. And I mean waaay too much! She chokes us all. But when I'm away from her, or hours later I can still smell her with me.; then I just love it.

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  55. The smell of fresh bread... well because I love to eat it! :)))
    The smell of hyacinth and lilacs because they remind me of SPRING!

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  56. My favorite smell is actually chocolate- and the reasoning most people will find strange lol... my best friend for over 20 years once took chocolate whipped cream and sprayed it up my nose. Ever since, whenever I smell chocolate- I think of him haha.
    stevielynn.dandrea@yahoo.com

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  57. I already follow you! :)
    stevielynn.dandrea@yahoo.com

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  58. Ooooooo my favorite smell (or one of them) is probably a fresh cut lawn. It just smells amazing to me. Probably because I just love summer and it smells kinda freeing. It just smells like happiness to me. :) I love your blog by the way!

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  59. People think its weird, but I LOVE the smell of the barn. Horses, sawdust, manure, hoof polish, hay, leather....its all wonderful! Absolutely nothing can compare! When I take a step in the barn, I just breath in all that goodness! Its wonderful!
    Honestly, if it was an air freshener, I would buy it! (Although, the saddle in my room is helping somewhat.)

    ~Lindsey

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  60. my favorite smells is chocolate chip cookies just out of the oven, because then i get to eat them;)

    Kerilynn

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  61. i follow you ( under my mom)
    Kerilynn

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  62. spreading the news:)

    Kerilynn

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  63. My favorite smell is your car when you get it back from being detailed and it is so clean inside and out...for about one day.

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  64. I shared about your giveaway on FB.

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  65. My favorite smell is the ocean :)

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  66. http://dressing-room-door.blogspot.com/2011/03/post-in-which-i-cover-various-subjects.html
    posted!!
    horsezjosie@gmail.com

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  68. My favorite smell is my mom's slow roasting turkey on Thanksgiving day... mmmmmm... ;)

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  69. *happy sigh* My favorite smell is lemon verbena. It smells like soap and I love it because it's light and airy and perfume-y. :D

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  70. I put the button on my sidebar!

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  71. My favorite smell is the scent of flowers. :)

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  72. My favorite smell..Well, I have one for every different season. It's spring, so my favorite smell would have to be on a clear day, with beautiful breezes that carries the smell of jasmine bushes and dogwood blooms. :D

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  73. I posted about it: http://thebeautyofordinarydays.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-entry.html

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  74. My favorite smell is cucumber melon because I assosiate it with my best friend (who I moved away from almost a year ago.)

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  75. Probably the smell of spring. Which is vague, but by smell I mean some of the first days when you open the windows after winter and it just smells fresh and green, mmmmm.

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  76. My favorite smell is sweet pea perfume, because I wore it on my favorite night in my entire life. :)

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  77. What a lovely giveaway!
    One of my favorite smells of Spring/Summer is Lilacs. They are my favorite flower, with a light sweet perfume. They remind me of my grandmother who always had lilacs growing at her house and often had a bouquet of them on her table. The lilac smell speaks to me of the simple elegance of spring! :)

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

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  78. I certainly follow you and enjoy all your lovely posts here!

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

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  79. I love the smell peach tree blossoms! I love that smell because it brings back good memories.

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  80. I put your button on my blog too!

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  81. Favorite smell...?
    I think I'll have to go with laundry dried out on a line on a warm summer day. So, breeze dried laundry! I love curling up in blankets that have just been dried and taking in a nice, long, deep breath!

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  82. The smell of citrus supposedly gives you energy, which I often lack. So, citrus it is! :)

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  83. tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/annaksc1

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  85. One of my favorite smells is vanilla.....followed by a close second of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven!!

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  86. Well, I already follow you because your blog is awesome. :)

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  87. My favorite smell is leather. Mmm, yes. It's just so...earthy and wonderful. <3

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  88. Can I pick two favourite smells? I love all the lavendar bushes that fragrance my walk to school. They are delicious, friendly and welcoming. And I love freshly cut grass; it smells exactly like spring.

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  89. I added your giveaway button to my blog

    www.nevas-life.blogspot.com

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  90. I shared on my blog about your giveaway.

    http://finvarrapenn.blogspot.com/2011/03/celeberate-spring-giveaway.html

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  91. This spring I am inhaling the fresh scent of my newborn baby girl - the smell of her milky lips, shower damp little curls and her plump dimpled baby arms. One of the best scents in the entire world and one that so soon is gone!

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  92. Shared on Facebook and my blog. :)

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  93. Gorgeous giveaway!! I'm excited. :D

    My favorite scent is Stetson. It's one of my boyfriend's stand-by colognes, and I never smell it unless I'm with him, which sadly isn't often. I cherish it. :')

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  94. Favorite smell... Sea Island cotton... reminds me of fresh and clean white sheets. Which I LOVE :)

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  95. I snagged the giveaway button! :D

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  96. ...and I tweeted about it! :)

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  97. One of my favorite smells is butter, melting in a pan on the stove... for some reason, I always automatically associate it with Thanksgiving, and it makes me happy =)
    Another fav I have to say is the first rain after a hot summer... it always smells so so clean, and it always takes me back to playing outside ;)

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  98. My favorite smell is that of a sweet smelling rose. I love the symbolism and ellegant beauty of the flower. Although, I only fully enjoy the flower if it has the innocently sweet clasic fragrance (which you won't find in a flower shop).

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  99. I posted a link for the giveaway on facebook.

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  100. My favorite smell would have to be home-made bread or applesauce or lavender.

    Home-made bread because of just the scent of comfort and homey-ness. Applesauce because it brings memories of friends making it, and excitement over the next time we get together to make it all over again :)
    Lavender because I have breathing problems, and I remember when I was really little my Mom would rub that or eucalyptus oil on my back when I was in bed. I love it.

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  101. Posted the blog button on my sidebar :)

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  102. I buzzed.

    sierramakenzie.blogspot.com

    ~Thanks for hosting!

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  103. My favorite smell is Daphne. or... just about any other flower, it reminds me of spring and makes me happy. :D

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  104. I put your button on my sidebar!
    http://elisa45.blogspot.com/

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  105. My favorite smell is Vanilla Coconut body spray by Bath and Body Works because it reminds me of the beach and summertime which are two of my absolute favorite things. :) Also, I follow your blog :)

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  106. My favorite smell is coffee. It reminds me of the morning and the refreshingness of drinking coffee at the start of a busy day.

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  107. I added your button to my blog: confessionssc2013.blogspot.com :)

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  108. Favorite smell = leather. Saddles, journals, old awesome boots. Man oh man do they make me happy. I got a leather journal a few weeks ago and I'm constantly smelling it. I don't know what it is. Its got a rustic fragrance that makes me happy.

    Awesome giveaway by the way, as always! Thanks!

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  109. I'm a follower of your incredibly awesome blog. ;)

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  110. Blogged about it:
    http://glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com/2011/03/some-photography-entries.html

    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  111. I love the smell of tiramisu! It is so delicious! I also love the smell of coffee {coffee is in tiramisu!} YUM!

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  112. I told everyone at work about these amazing stores!

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  113. I posted on my blog about the giveaway!

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  114. And I love the smell of anything in the oven. I love the warmth it brings. Weather it is bread, cake, cookies. I love anything in the oven!

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  115. I posted on Facebook about your blog!

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  116. My favourite smell is a rose, Why?
    Because its so sweet smelling and delicate. It reminds me of all seasons and how beautiful nature is..
    Alexandrea
    chestermypal@gmail.com
    bakingforhim.blogspot.com

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  117. Strawberries! What's not to love?

    Bright red, juicy, cute, good with cream and first berries ready of the season!

    Love your happy blog!

    P.S. Do you get an extra entry if you just bought red shoes? http://www.zappos.com/madden-girl-sursey-red-patent

    :)

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  118. I put your button on my blog: bakingforhim.blogspot.com

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  119. Put you on FB too.

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  120. I love the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. It reminds me of those good rainy days at home, and my mom making homemade goodies : ) It also reminds me of my grandmother (who passed away 2 years ago) because she used to bake the same bread as well. BREAD BREAD BREAD!!!

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  121. I love the smell of the perfume my husband gave me, because it smells wonderful and it reminds me of him and how much he loves me! :)

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  122. I love the smell of colored pencils because it reminds meminds memoir when I was little : )

    -Abi
    @ preserving-flowers.blogspot.com

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  123. I follow you!

    -Abi
    @ preserving-flowers.blogspot.com

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  124. My favorite smell is fresh cut gress because it reminds me of summer!!

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  125. I follow!
    I put it on my side bar!

    My favorite smell is.......the smell of the ocean breeze. I live in Florida, and when I smell that, it reminds me of happy memories in the FL Keys. I love the beach. (just look at my blog, it's obvious! :P)

    Great giveaway stuff!!! ;)

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  126. My favorite smell would probably be lilac. I have a little story behind it, but it reminds me of God's love for me.

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  127. I put the blog button on my sidebar!

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  128. My favorite smell is books; it reminds me of libraries and bookstores, and how my mom used to read to me when I was little.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  129. I put the button on my sidebar.

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  130. One of my very favorite smells is my Daddy's clean t-shirts. It makes me think of when I was little. :)

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  131. I already follow you, so this entry is good to go. ;)

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  132. This is like, my favorite question.

    I love the smell of fresh mown grass and coffee, not necessarily together or in that order.

    Grass: it smells like summer, like no responsibility and nothing to do.

    Coffee: it smells like everything. Like my life. All my books smell like coffee. Sitting here at my desk, I smell coffee, and I haven't had any here in a week. For me, coffee smells like living.

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  133. I put the darling graphic onto the sidebar on my blog. :)

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  134. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/Eyebright17/status/52438251562205185

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  135. Finally, I posted about the giveaway on Facebook. Thanks for hosting such an awesome event!

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  136. I posted about it on my blog....

    http://throughthelilacbushes.blogspot.com/2011/03/couple-of-giveaways.html

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