Life Isn't About Waiting for the Storm to Pass...

01 July 2010




NOTE: THIS BLOG PARTY/GIVEAWAY  IS NOW ENDED. 

... it's about learning to dance in the rain.


Have you ever run outside in a pouring rain shower? Do you adore the scene in Sense & Sensibility when Marianne falls and is rescued by handsome Mr. Willoughby? Have you ever received a water-stained letter in the mail and considered the appearance improved simply because it looks "old fashioned"?

If you answered yes to any of the questions, you are cordially invited to join me in a lovely, rain-themed blog party!

This is a blog party and giveaway all rolled up in one! And it lasts the whole month of July, starting today and running until the 31st, so you've got plenty of time to link up! 

Here are the questions for the blog party...

  • Have you ever run outside during a rainstorm (and if so, please describe it)?
  • What is your favorite Sense & Sensibility version: 2008 or 1995?
  • Do you keep a journal (and if so, how many have you filled)?
  • What is your favorite thing about summer?
  • What is your favorite classical song?
  • It's your wedding day. And while you are going down the aisle (gracefully, of course), the audience suddenly bursts into singing "How Do You Solve A Problem Like ____ (your name)?" What are your emotions?
  • What is your favorite scene in Sense & Sensibility? Is the same scene in the movie(s) (and if so, do you like it as well)?
  • Which of Jane Austen's books is your favorite? Why?
  • Describe your perfect reading "nook":
  • Have you ever been accused of reading a book when you were supposed to be doing chores?
  • You are on the beach, and you are wearing normal clothes (NOT a bathing suit). Do you consider jumping into the cold ocean anyway?
  • Do you consider yourself a matchmaker like Emma? 
  • What do you like best about my blog? What do you think is the worst? (It's always good to get feedback, so I know what to change and what to keep!)
  • What are your opinions involving letters: short and brief or long and lovely?
  • What Scripture verse has encouraged you a lot recently?
  • Do you consider yourself an artist? If so, in what way?
  • What interests you in a blog: beautiful layout or good content?
  • Do you believe in saving your first kiss for your wedding day?
  • What are your opinions involving modesty?
  • Did you enjoy answering all these questions?
But what about the giveaway? you're thinking. Or did I not read correctly? Didn't she say there was going to be a giveaway?

You are entirely correct. So, now we introduce the second half of this month-long event. 

And here are the prizes...

2nd and 3rd Place winners will receive...

A customized signature made by Miss Awel Prince of Inspired Designs Studio!!

And... the 1st place winner will receive...

A free deluxe blog makeover by the lovely Miss Hannah Nicole of Vivid Design Studio, valued at $60!!


 

This is very, very exciting, is it not? Hannah and Awel are very talented young ladies, and they have generously donated the prizes for this giveaway.

Here's how to enter... 

NOTE: Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry and make sure to comment on THIS post.

  • MANDATORY ENTRY: Follow my blog, and leave a comment telling me that you are following (1 entry)
  • Follow Vivid Design Studio (1 entry)
  • Follow Inspired Designs Studio (1 entry)
  • Follow Hannah's personal blog, Aspire (1 entry)
  • Follow Awel's personal blog, Shilah (1 entries)
  • Put the promo button up on your blog (2 entries)
  • Put my blog button up on your blog (2 entries)
  • Post about the giveaway (2 entries)
  • Join my blog party (2 entries)
You can combine your blog party post and giveaway post into one and still get counted for 4 entries - that's what I would do! :)

So link up! And join the fun! And get the chance to win a FABULOUS new blog makeover!

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  1. Sure, I would love to do it!

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  2. I follow you, also, so that is another entries, if I am right! YAY!!! :-)

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  3. I'm following you blog and I'd love to enter! :)

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  4. let's see here, I already follow Vivid Designs...

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  5. And I already follow Inspired Designs!

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  6. ... and I put the button on my blog...

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  7. ...I follow inspired designs...

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  8. ...I put the button on my blog...

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  9. Wonderful! Let's see, I'm following you....

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  10. ...lastly, I joined the blog party! Love you, girl! :-)

    God bless,
    ~Gianna

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  11. ...and I'm following Vivid Design Studio...

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  12. and I posted about it... (http://cherokeland.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-party-and-giveaway.html)

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  13. ...and answered the questions. (http://cherokeland.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-party-and-giveaway.html)

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  14. ...and I'm already following Shilah...

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  15. ...and I'm already following Aspire...

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  16. I'm going to go and do the tag. :)Maybe I'll be the first to link up. :)

    ~Awel P.

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  17. ...and I'm following Inspired Designs Studio...

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  18. ...and I put the button on my blog...

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  20. I follow Vivid Design Studio!

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  21. ...and Hannah's personal blog...

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  22. I'm going to post about the giveaway!

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  23. And put the button on my blog...

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  24. And I'm doing your blog party!

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  25. ughH!!!!!! I have stuff planned every single day for the next three weeks... yeah I thought I was being awesome by doing that.

    But... I'll figure something out. I'll do it before I leave for camp for another week.... I WILL DO IT... I promise. :)

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann

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  26. Hey... I just wanted to share with you an awesome girl named guin who is having a follower-fest. And I want to win *wink* lol... yeah. And you have a chance to get in on this too!
    So if you could head over and follower her @: guinevereamoureaux.blogspot.com
    And please tell her I (Bleah Briann) am the one who sent you.

    If you have already recieved one of these comments and followed, I'm sorry... if you haven't followed, then you really should. And if you haven't ever seen this comment before I'm sorry for this silly little message.

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann

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  27. I'm back! Okay, I already had your blog button on my blog....

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  28. This is great! Just what I've been looking for! I follow and enter!

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  29. ...I posted about the giveaway...

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  30. ...and I joined the blog party! Phew! That was a lot of commenting!

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  31. Linked up! Thanks Elizabeth! Great idea and great questions!

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  32. Lizzy, is there any way I can link up without providing my email address?

    Queen Lucy

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  33. Can you please, please, pretty please follow guin @ : guinevereamoureaux.blogspot.com
    and tell her I sent you? Please... because you see... I'm trying to win this, contest. And I need you're help. Because I'm trying to get her more followers, and I really wanna win. lol.
    Thanks, you're amazing!

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann

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  34. I followed your blog an posted about the giveaway and blog party, and you know my email address ;)

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  35. Yes, Lizzy, you got my number of entries right.

    Queen Lucy

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  36. All righie! I linked up!
    And I think I did everything!
    Love,
    Katie

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  37. I publIshed it! Come over to my blog to see!

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  38. Oh my goodness... and what am I supposed to do with you? LOL...
    I'm sooo sorry for bothering you. I did it to everyone... I LOVE to read, and I don't have money to buy books most of the time. So this is kinda improtant to me, just 'cause there are a many books I'd love to read. Anyways, thank you for helping me out.

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann

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  39. Yep, three entries is right. :D

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  40. -I have followed your lovely blog!

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  41. -I followed Inspired Design Studio!

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  42. -Put the promo button on me blog!

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  43. -I have put your blog button on my blog!

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  44. I'm following Vivid Design Studio!

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  45. I'm following Inspired Designs Studio!

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  46. Yes, you got my number of entries right. =)

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  47. I follow your blog and would LOVE to enter! :)

    ~Stephanie

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  48. I follow Vivid Design.

    ~Stephanie

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  49. I follow Inspired Design.
    ~Stephanie

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  50. I have the promo button on my blog.

    ~Stephanie

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  51. I have your blog button already on my scroller. :)

    ~Stephanie

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  52. And I did a post about the givaway.

    ~Stephanie

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  53. Hey Lizzie, could you take off the entry that I did on McLinky... I messed up. I entered as number 6, but I've entered differently now. Thanks!

    ~Stephanie

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  54. I have joined your blog party! :)

    ~Stephanie

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  55. + one entry-I've followed you!

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  56. +1 entry-I follow Vivid Design Studio.

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  57. +1 entry-I follow Inspired Designs Studio.

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  58. +2 entry--put the button on my blog.

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  59. +2 entries--your button's on my blog.

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  60. +2 entries--joined the blog party!

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  61. I already follow your lovely blog!!! Feel free to come visit mine sometime @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com!
    God Bless!

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  62. You can find your button here: http://gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com/p/blogs-i-enjoy.html
    labeled under the bookish blogs!:)
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  63. +2 entries-posted about giveaway!

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  64. Thanks for offering this giveaway! You can find all my entries here: http://eswriting.blogspot.com/

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  65. I posted your promo button and about your blog party, and answered your questions here:
    http://gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com/2010/07/dancing-in-rain-blog-party.html
    God Bless!
    Grace

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  66. Put the event button on a post on my blog.

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  67. Also put your blog button up on my blog post

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  68. I posted about the giveaway on my blog

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  69. And I joined the blog party! :)

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  70. I follow your blog! :) I like this party, btw.

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  71. And I'm putting the promo button on my blog, too!

    (I'm planning on posting soon, but I'll comment again later when I do.) :)

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  72. I'm following you now, my dear! You have a beautiful blog:-) I would love to enter your giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Hannah

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  73. I'm already following Inspired Design Studios.

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  74. I'm already following Aspire

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  75. I follow Vivid Design Studio.

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  76. i put the promo button on my blog...

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  77. i am already following your blog...

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  78. i put your button on my blog...

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  79. i posted about the giveaway

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  80. I followed, joined your blog party, posted about the giveaway, and put up the button. :) My blog is http://brittanyamelia.blogspot.com

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  81. I followed, joined your blog party, posted about the giveaway, and put up the button. :) My blog is http://brittanyamelia.blogspot.com

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  82. * MANDATORY ENTRY: Follow my blog, and leave a comment telling me that you are following (1 entry)

    I'm following your blog! (I think I'm following it privately...)

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  83. * Put the promo button up on your blog (2 entries)

    I put this up when I did the questionnaire post. :)

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  84. * Post about the giveaway (2 entries)
    I mentioned the giveaway in my post. :)

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  85. * Join my blog party (2 entries)
    And...I joined the blog party! My entry is Nina @ Wickfield. :)

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  86. Ok, I answered all the questions! (It should publish on my blog tomorrow. :)

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  87. And I also mentioned the giveaway in that same post! :D

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  88. I've put the promo button on my blog.

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  89. I've put the promo button to the contest on to my blog.

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  90. I've put up the button linked to the blog.

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  91. I've put up the button linked to this blog. Thanks.

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  92. 1: I've posted about the giveaway.

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  93. 2: I've posted about the giveaway.

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  94. 1: I've joined your blog party.

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  95. 2: I've joined your blog party.

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  96. I am following Vivid Design Studio.

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  97. Sorry, I forgot to add that I follow aspire!!

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  98. I joined the Blog Party!

    In Christ
    milisande

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  99. I'm already following Aspire.

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  100. I'm following Shilah's blog.

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  101. Sounds fun! I am following your blog.

    bridget-frances.blogspot.com

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  102. I'd love to enter and I'm following your blog and I posted about it on my blog here's the URL:

    http://findthatcreativespark.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-partygiveaway.html

    And I'm following Aspire and Vivid designs studio and Inspired designs studio!

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  103. I'm following Shilah and I posted your blog button and the giveaway/blog party blog button on my blog. I posted about the giveaway on my blog and I joined your bog party!

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  104. I've *finally* done my post and blog party questions, Lizzy:

    http://hannahshangout2.blogspot.com/2010/07/lizzy-roses-blog-party.html

    {plus four entries, here!}

    Blessings,
    Hannah

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  105. I'm already following your blog :)

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  106. I already follow Aspire as well...

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  107. I put your blog button and your promo button on my blog

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  108. I posted about the giveaway and the blog party!

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  109. Hi,

    I now follow your blog-1 entry
    I'm following Vivid Design Studio- ! entry
    I'm following Inspired Design Studio-1 entyr
    I'm following Aspire- 1 entry
    I'm following Shilah- 1 entry
    I put the promo button on my blog as well as your button - 4 entry Thanks! God bless.

    ~Michaela

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  110. I'm following Vivid Design Studio!

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  111. I'm following Inspired Designs Studio!

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  112. I put up the promo button on my blog!

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  113. I put your blog button up on my blog!

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  114. Oh,enter me! I'm now a follower!

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  115. I'm now a follower of Aspire!

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  116. I put the promo blogg button on my blog!

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  117. I put your blog button on my blog!

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  119. I'm following 'Vivid Design Studio'...

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  120. I'm following 'Inspired Designs Studio'...

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  121. I'm following 'Vivid design studio'

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  122. I'm following 'Inspired designs studio'

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  123. BTW When does this end?
    Please answer on my blog! : )
    Thanks,
    Farmgirl

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  124. And I am joining your blog party

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  125. I added your blog button and the party's button to my blog!! :)

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  126. What a great giveaway!!!

    I follow you.

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  127. I follow Hannah's personal blog.

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  128. I have put the promo button on my blog.

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  129. I have posted about the giveaway.

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  130. I have joined your blog party!!!

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  131. Oh, I love this idea!
    I would enter but I just received a blog makeover...but I love Hannah and Awel's work!
    God Bless!
    Sister in Christ,
    Emily

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