Friday, March 13, 2009

Giveaways, Contests and Facebook! (OH MY!)

I've been so excited to tell you about my new advertisers! Three lovely ladies have joined me here and I couldn't be happier. AND a couple of them have something for YOU too -- keep reading.

Sacks by Syndy has the most adorable bags -- and you will fall.over.dead. at her prices. I mean, seriously. I loooove this one -- I'm a sucker for the pink. ACK! I love it:
She also has diaper bags and these stroller bags:
Stroller bags??? What a brilliant idea!! I wish I had thought of that two years ago!

Best part -- Syndy made a bag for one of YOU!!:
Isn't it GORG?? To win it, leave a comment here this weekend -- I'll pick a winner Monday evening. (Deadline to enter will be at 6 p.m. Monday.)
Go check out Sacks by Syndy here -- http://sacksbysyndy.com/

Kim over at Reinvented is a girl after my own heart. I love what she has done with every day things....like these:
Turned into these:
Adorable! This was a Goodwill find she spray painted:
Ohhhh, I love a pedestal. Any kind. And for these, she aged wallpaper and used it as a mat for pictures:
Uhh...brilliant! Visit Kim here -- http://www.reinventedkb.blogspot.com/

Finally, Xazmin at Ribbon Blossoms Chic Boutique makes the caaauuuutest bows, headbands and ribbons for little girls!: Look at these -- butterflies! My Bub would soooo not appreciate these, right??:
Xazmin is having an incredible giveaway -- seriously. You could win a girly package, baby girl package and even one to pamper YOU!! Go here to check out her shop -- http://www.hair-bows-boutique.com/shop/. And to enter the giveaway (it ends tonight at midnight, so hurry!) go to her blog, here -- http://this-istheyear.blogspot.com/2009/02/big-announcement.html.

Better Homes and Gardens is holding a Save My Room contest! It’s a chance for you to enter a photo of one of your rooms needing some decorating help and win a room makeover from decorator Stephen Saint-Onge:
The makeover includes painting, furniture and accessories, and the winner’s room will be featured in the November issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine and on their site. (To see some of his rooms, click here. Gorgeous.) Wooeee!
Check out the contest here -- http://www.bhg.com/bhg/cfile.jsp?item=/contests/BHG_SaveMyRoom/bhg_savemyroom_LandingPage&temp=yes&ordersrc=rdbhg0318

Finally, I've opened a Thrifty Decor Chick page on Facebook! (Search "Thrifty Decor Chick.") Join me -- I'm not sure what the heck I'm going to do there but we'll figure it out. :) It will be fun for sho'.

Have a GREAT weekend and don't forget to comment here for Syndy's purse giveaway or go to Xazmin's for her giveaway.

P.S. -- I have to thank you all for the awards!! I have been awful at keeping track of them, but I at least try to visit you -- if I haven't, please e-mail me!

142 comments:

  1. I'm in! Love your stuff. Love it!!!

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  2. Oh I seriously want that bag! It is soooo awesome! Love the beaded handle! *drool* Going to add on FB now... :)

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  3. omg the stroller bag is awesome! a must have! im a new subscriber and Im trying to catch up with all the goodness!

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  4. Oh pick me. . . me . . . me!

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  5. The hand bag is adorable!!I need it right now so I can look stylish freezing my behind off at the coast for spring break in a house full of college kids. Oh they would be so jealous!! I enjoy reading your posts. Now I'm off to stalk you on facebook.
    Have a great day.

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  6. Oh how I love that handbag and I'm in the midst of a handbag craving crisis - I can't look at, touch and buy enough of them. To win one would be... ahhhh... better than eating warm chocolate chip cookies!!!! Thanks for all you share. I love reading your posts.

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  7. I don't have kids, but I babysit enough to know that stroller bag is genius!

    I'm new to your blog and would love to know if you have any ideas for things to hang over your bed. I have a picture I love, but I need something to go with it!

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  8. What an awesome bag. I hope to be the lucky recipient.

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  9. LOVE that bag!!!!!
    Julie
    http://fashformom2boys.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love your blog and will be checking out facebook! I enjoyed seeing you at the mom's time out in Greenwood!
    Those purses are beautiful! I hope to win my first entry to a giveaway!

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  11. the bags are adorable and I am with you that stroller bag is awesome!

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  12. That stroller bag is WAY too cute! Love it!

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  13. I love that bag!!! I must go to her site and check out those stroller bags for SIL as well!

    ~Dawn

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  14. Please add me to the giveaway.. I love all the bags.. I want one!!!

    Hugs,
    Stella

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  15. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  16. I totally just got a skirt and boots to go with that DARLING purse!!! SOOOOO pick me . . . pick me!!

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  17. Love the bags...I definitely need a stroller bag!

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  18. I'd love to win that awesome bag!

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  19. Love the stroller bags, too. Enter me for the giveaway, please!

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  20. Sadly, I stopped using strollers 8 years ago. :( I definitely would have made good use of a stroller bag! What a fantastic idea. I sure am in love with the giveaway bag. It would go so great with my jeans!!!

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  21. Oh, I love your blog. I've "borrowed" quite a few of your ideas. :) And I LOVE a Friday the 13th giveaway! Please count me in!

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  22. okay, the purses, sooooo cute! Love the diaper bag, I'm with you, I wish I would have had that 4 years ago!!! So stinkin' cute! Love your blog too!!! :)

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  23. Bags are too cute, and so is your blog. I love stopping in here to read. ;)

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  24. Cute stuff. I love getting to know other crafty blogs.

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  25. What cute projects! And those bags are sooo fabulous!

    I will check out the contests - thanks! And your facebook group too! Have a good weekend!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  26. That bag is totally cute! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Love your blog...

    danikapark (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. Seeing as how I am a purse feine - I need that purse!!!!

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  28. Count me in for the bag--it's beautiful!

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  29. How awesome is the stroller bag idea! Love it!

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  30. Just darling!!! I love the bags!!!

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  31. Gorgeous bag! Put my name in the pot! Linda

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  32. Sooo cute! I am so addicted to Etsy these days. Thanks for another great link!

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  33. I must have one of those stroller bags! Cute and handy...2 musts!

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  34. I found your blog during my homebound week with three flu-ridden kids. I'm reading it regularly now and will never turn down the chance to win something. :)

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  35. What cute bags...and a stroller bag...genius! Count me in! Thanks!

    rhondamm@windstream.net

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  36. Oooh fun!! Don't you just love Kimm & Xazmin {& Tanielle}!? I haven't met Cyndy yet, but I'll head on over to meet her. I'm friends with the other girlies. I've already entered in for the girlie packages.

    Now, I'm headed over to add you on Facebook. You should add me & my blog too! :)

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  37. Those bags are really great!

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  38. Count me in for the bag! I love the original Sak in the pastel plaid! Gorgeous and SOOO Spring!!!
    Thanks for offering it!!

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  39. Wow! Those purses are adorable! I love that you can select your own fabrics. And her prices! Wow! I could actually change my purse with the season!!

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  40. Great bag! Luv the stroller bag too.

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  41. That is great that you got more sponsors! I ADORE the purses, and the bows. My two little girls need bows, I need the stroller bag...or any bag! :D

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  42. Cute bags - count me in the giveaway, please!

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  43. Would love to win!

    Heather
    hspesshardt@aol.com

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  44. Cute, Cute bags!!!

    Karli H.

    annakarli@gmail.com

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  45. Love the pattern on the bag, and the colour is nice and earthy. I'm in!

    Really enjoyed reading all your home deco ideas, can't wait to see more.

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  46. cute bags,, i love em all,, please count me in. Thanks

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  47. Love your blog, love the bag! Count ne ih!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  48. I would so love to win that adorable bag...what great colors! Such a fun giveaway!

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  49. Ooooh, Sara.....love the bag!!!

    Suzanne
    I'll check you out on Facebook!

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  50. Yeah! Pick me! I love giveaways!

    -Jennifer
    oh, and p.s. I LOVE this blog! I'm pretty sure I check it about every day, but this is the first time I've commented....sorry! Thanks for all your creative tips and tricks!

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  51. love the stroller bag. cant stop looking at the picture..... love that bag!

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  52. Wow, all of the bags are just gorgeous and the stroller bag is such a great idea. I also love the giveaway bag, it's just gorgeous, now I would love that for me. The wallpaper used for matting is so lovely and so are the other pics and frames done in red and white. So many beautiful things. Thanks for sharing all. Hugs, Marty

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  53. I really love the bag... hope I get picked.. Yippeee!

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  54. New reader to your blog and love it. Already tried the raised stencil in our dining room and it's GORG! Thanks for the help :-) Would love the sack by Syndy, it's also GORG!

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  55. I love that guy, Stephen St. Orange...or whatever his name is...he's awesome!

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  56. Oh, wow, thanks Sarah for the feature! I love being one of your advertisers!
    Those bags are fabulous, I wish I could stuff my 7 year old in a stroller again!

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  57. Oh I LOVE purses! I'm crossing my fingers!

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  58. The handbag is adorable what a creative gal! I love it!

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  59. I love the purses and bags. I so could have used the stroller bag when my guys were babies. How handy and creative and cuuuute!

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  60. I love the stroller bag, looks very easy to make, why didn't I think of that. I also love the tushie bag on Sacks by Syndy site. I love your site. I am trying to convince my husband into letting me work with border and he thought I was crazy when I said I wanted a nail gun:)

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  61. I really enjoy your blog. And Syndy's bag is pretty cool too.

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  62. Oh I love that bag!! So much to check out today with all the links!

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  63. That handbag rocks!! I gotta have it!!

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  64. I hate when I do that! Okay, my hubby Craig does not want the bag so ignore that one, and just enter me once, please!

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  65. she did an awesome job on those bags. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  66. LOVE the bags! I don't even have a stroller anymore and I'd find a way to use that one!
    Thanks for the chance to win one!
    LOVE your energy~wish I could have some!
    xxo

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  67. Cute bags!
    Beth - reading44654@yahoo.com

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  68. Sarah, I am new to your blog and LOVE IT! The other night, I took the guilty pleasure of starting from your first post and then proceeded to read every one of them. What great ideas you have!
    I LOVE the bag too. Gorgeous fabrics and beads! I will have to check out Syndy's site! Keep up the great posts!

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  69. I love it all, those bags so cute. I hope i win!

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  70. Her Sacks are adorable! And the diaper turned burp rags... I never in a million years would have thought to embellish burp rags! Thanks for sharing these fantastic sites with us!

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  71. Happy Almost Spring! I love her bags. I neeeeeeeed one! Thanks for your wonderful blog!
    Sharon - slw_kerr@yahoo.com

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  72. Great stuff!!!!! Love the bags and congrats on your awards! Jen

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  73. love love love your blog. that stroller bag is such a cute idea, better than those net bags. off to check her blog.

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  74. What wonderful things...and oh so creative! I love the handbag and REALLY love the stroller bags, too...too bad we're done with the stroller...but what an awesome baby shower gift idea! Love the blog!

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  75. Those bags are so cute! I love the bows that you posted too.

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  76. Very cute stuff! I love that stroller bag! Martha

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  77. I love love love the bags. The stroller bag is too great! Count me in the drawing and thanks! Carol

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  78. Those bags are too cha cha for words!

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  79. Love the bags! All of them. Baby girl to be arriving in 4 weeks - I'd love to tote all my baby gear in style!

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  80. Awesome bag - would love to win

    dctm at bellsouth dot net

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  81. Love everything about that bag, and I'm so glad to see you on Facebook!

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  82. That purse is so cute!!!

    Going to look for you on Facebook.

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  83. Please enter my name in the drawing for the purse. It is adorable. Thanks.

    Terri
    fallingleaves58@att.net

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  84. Thrifty Decor Chick, I was one of the first three to join your facebook page, and I'm writing with my hands covered in sawdust as I just spent my Saturday night hand sanding a dresser to refinish it. I promise to drill in a wild, stylish hook for my new bag on the side of this dresser, and I'll send photos!!

    Love your stuff, thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  85. That purse is gorgeous! I hope I win it, wouldnt I be the envy sassen about town with that cute bag? I am crossing my fingers!

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  86. GORGEOUS bags!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm just drooling here all over them! I would be so EXCITED if I won! Thanks for the chance. Smiles.
    Sheri

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  87. Oh how beautiful! I love the bag! I would love to win! thanks for the chance. by the way, love, love LOVE your blog and all your fabulous ideas! thanks so much!

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  88. I love your blog, you have awesome designs!! I would also LOVE to win that adorable bag!

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  89. What a great blog! I love all of your ideas and that you are willing to share them and to help others. Thanks!

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  90. Kathleen Rucker: I love the stroller bag, I need one!

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  91. Pretty purse...enter me in the contest.

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  92. dixie@wildwood.baker.orgMarch 15, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Love that bag - it would look great hanging on my arm this spring.

    Thanks for the heads up about the BH&G contest. I am so entering.

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  93. You are one busy girl. How do you keep up? Pam

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  94. What a beautiful bag! Thanks for the introduction.

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  95. I love your ideas and thank you for the introductions love those purses.

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  96. Wow all that stuff going on!

    LOVE the bags! LOVE the hairbows - hey I "know" Xazmin!

    And Kim and I must be long lost sisters as spray paint and Goodwill are my two best friends.

    And does anyone really know what they are doing on facebook? Not me!

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  97. I love the bag! I will definitely go to her site to check out the diaper bags...since I will be needing one soon!

    Gladys
    gappleton@eaglepassisd.net

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  98. I've only been reading your blog for a couple weeks- but I love it.

    And I love those bags. :)

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  99. The prize handbag is really great - would love to win it :)

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  100. Great site. I will have to check this out more often. I have a bag from Syndy and love it. Wouldnt mind another one. :)

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  101. Love the stroller bag. gosh, I wish they had those when my kids were babies. My friend is having twins so please throw my name into the hat. I am sure she will have double the stuff to cart around with her.

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  102. You are so cute!! I love reading your blog!! count me in for the give away!! I know I have been bad with blogging but you might like my last blog about Edward!

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  103. Yeah for Syndy! I would love that purse! She just gets better and better!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Such great ideas! I am in LOVE with the stroller bag. GENIUS!

    BTW, I have a small crush on Stephen Saint-Onge. He is amazing, and I love every room he touches. That is my favorite section of BHG every month.

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  105. I'm with you on the pink bag - it's adoreable! Count me in.

    vmcml1@verizon.net

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  106. I love, love, love the stroller bag!!!

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  107. That stroller bag idea is brilliant! And I love Kimm!!

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  108. I LOVE the handbag! And I'm in the market for a new one so to win would be practically perfect in every way!

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  109. Sarah, that bag frm Syndy is TOO DIE FOR! It's so gorgeous and the earthy colors are delish! Love, love, love it!!!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and good luck with facebook :)

    PS: That stroller bag is so clever and so are the refurbished pictures, you have a lot of talented ladies working with you!

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  110. Cute bags! The stroller one is genius!

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  111. Love the bag...keeping my fingers crossed!

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  112. Hi! I love your blog and I love the bags. Truly a work of art. Could I be lucky enough to win one? I guess we'll wait and see.
    Becky

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  113. Her bags are adorable - I would love to win one!!
    jlhaverdink (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  114. What a beautiful handbag. Can I get in on your giveaway, too?

    rkm559@juno.com

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  115. This is my first time at your blog. Very cool. I love the bags you featured today.

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  116. I love your blog and I am going to try some of your techniques when the weather gets better! #1 retiling my fireplace (I have yucky floor tiles) #2 getting some of the spray paint to get rid of gold in my house!!!
    Love those bags too! Wish I had that talent! Have a great day!

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  117. This Momma needs a new hand bag! Thanks!

    ~Jill

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  118. pick me, pick me! Love your site!

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  119. Oooooooooooh! What a great bag for spring! Please, please, please, pick me, pick me, pick me!
    Rosemary
    patnrosemary@hotmail.com

    P.S. I love your blog. I even bought the Scribble It "Welcome" sign you have on your front door!

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  120. Stroller bags...oh I could have used many of those...and that purse is amazin'! Gorgeous! Talented Sydny..

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  121. Love the hand bag - to cute, but isn't Kimm the best? I've been a follower of hers since almost the beginning and she is very clever!!

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  122. Love the bags! I think I have to buy a couple of the stroller ones as gifts.

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway.

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  123. Ooo. I like your blog. You have some cute stuff here.

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  124. I would love to win that bag...I love your blog and look forward to seeing all the "thrifty" ideas you have...thanks for sharing.

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  125. I LOVE THOSE BAGS:) Thank you for letting us know about these great finds!!!
    Love your blog too - you have cute ideas!!

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  126. I finally organized my pantry and blogged about your ideas here:
    http://pgmscraps.blogspot.com/2009/03/thrifty-decor-chick-strikes-again.html
    Thanks for another great and easy project!

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  127. I hope I am not too late for the contest. Sign me up baby. I really need a new purse the old one is getting kindof stinky as waitress dumped a pop init a few weeks ago.

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  128. Your ideas are so great! I love that you call yourself "thrifty". It has a much nicer ring than "cheap"! That is what I call myself! I am so cheap, I do nothing! Thanks for the ideas! I will check back often!!

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  129. That is the cutest bag! Great fall colors, too, just in time for September! I'm one of your newest members and I'd love to be your newest winner, too! LOVE your site!

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I LOVE your comments, thank you! (I read every single one.)

If you have a specific question I will do my best to answer you back here! Be sure to check out the FAQs tab at the top of the site and my Projects page for paint colors and DIY projects as well.

THANKS so much for reading!