Monday, April 19, 2010

great greenie & a giveaway: with jules mae clothing




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yippee!
it's handmade earth week here @ the rikrak studio: 7 days of celebrating eco-friendly handmade, and meeting some of the amazing artists behind future-friendly, sustainable indie businesseses that you & i love!


today's our 4th giveaway: a fabulous redesigned moo moo dress/ shirt/ mini GIVEAWAY with the wonderful JULES MAE CLOTHING.
and enter to WIN with the other giveaways so far:

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--------> UPDATE: <---------
check out all of the giveaways so far!

1. a beautiful handwoven recycled rag rug by *fiveforty* here!
2. a necklace by the *broken plate*, here.
3. a gorgeous eco chic seatbelt bag by *alamodestuff* here.
4. a fashionista's dream moo moo dress by *julesmae* here.
5. a lovely textile necklace by *vadjutka*, here.
6. a pair of fabulous wall pockets by *greencouchdesign*, here.

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each giveaway will be up for 8 days. be sure to come back each weekday between now and earth day (this thursday) to enter all 7 giveaways - you're gonna LOVE them! - and meet some of the fabulous folks behind the green handmade movement!


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happy monday, nicies!
it's earth day on thursday! yay!

now... i just love a wardrobe re-vamp.
fresh fashions :re-done.
re-designed.
stylish beauty re-created!

well today's lovely eco artist, julie of jules mae clothing, does just that, and with such FLARE!
her amazing eco-forward clothing lines are born of rescued fabrics (and ethically sourced materials) and using her original designs, she creates fashion-forward styles like no other!

i'm most especially in love, of late, her fabulous moo moo 100 project: she's creating her way to 100 fabulous moo moo dresses: all recrafted/redesigned glamourous sensations, with something for everyone... and this week she's offering the first 25 dresses for sale for the first time in her lovely shop (woohoo to that!) .... AND is GIVING one away here as our latest eco week giveaway! you can win it! woohooooooo!

so check out the fab moo moo's so far here. and her lovely shop here. catch up with her on facebook & twitter .... and see below for a fabulous chance to WIN a moo moo!
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so i asked julie, as a great green-ie, to share an easy eco tip with us for earth week: love what she came up with!

'"What comes to mind for me, since we have mega hard water on this side of Canada , is how to deal with hard water caused build-up in your hair!! We moved to Ontario from BC last summer and the change in water hardness was destroying my hair!! It felt gross. It looked dull and sometimes wirey. I hated it!! So, before going out to buy some chemical hair care product to fix it, I did a little on line research. Turns out just plain old vinegar and water will do the trick! There is a recipe here: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandcraft.com/shampving.htm . I’ve done it a couple times, and it really works. In addition to the vinegar rinse (which I do about every month to six weeks or so, but apparently it can be done more often) we bought a shower head water filter. The filters need to be changed ever six months or so, and it truly makes a difference. "

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thanks so much, julie!
and what lovely hair to go with your amazing moo moos! :)


now .... this one shoulder jules mae original moomoo #10 can be yours! woohooo!


that's right ... it's a one shoulder jules mae clothing wonder! with a narrow elastic carefully added to the hem, you can wear it as a long dress, a mini, a top, or anywhere in between! and it fits most! yay versatility! {you can find out more about this dress here.}

so here's how to win!



1. go visit the fabulous jules mae clothing shop!
... take a look around ... come back here and leave a comment in this post about your favourite goodie from her shop & why you love it!= 1 entry

2.
leave us a comment about what you'll be doing to celebrate *earth day* this week!

... = 1 entry

3. join jules mae's facebook page.
then come back here and tell us!
... = 1 entry.

4. invite a friend to join jules mae's facebook page! if they do, come back here and tell us who did!
... 1 entry

5. leave a comment over in this etsy thread here sharing an eco tip.
come back here and tell us about it. = 1 possible entry


6. tweet on
twitter
about this giveaway and come back here and tell us! please be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! :) = 1 more possible entry.


7. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog (that's my blog!)
and leave me a comment here telling us that you do! = 1 more possible entry.

8. visit jules mae's lovely blog. check out her moo moo series.
come back here and tell us which NUMBER is your fave so far!

= 1 more possible entry



9. :: PLEASE NOTE:
each entry must be it's own comment.
thanks! ::

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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 8 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) using random.org, 1 winner of the jules mae giveaway will be chosen on tuesday april 27th @ 5pm EST.
d) open to contestants worldwide.
e) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

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yay to beautiful DIY recycled style!
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--------> UPDATE: <---------
check out all of the giveaways so far!

1. a beautiful handwoven recycled rag rug by *fiveforty* here!
2. a necklace by the *broken plate*, here.
3. a gorgeous eco chic seatbelt bag by *alamodestuff* here.
4. a fashionista's dream moo moo dress by *julesmae* here.
5. a lovely textile necklace by *vadjutka*, here.
6. a pair of fabulous wall pockets by *greencouchdesign*, here.

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and see you tomorrow for eco giveaway #5, nicies! yay!
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135 comments:

  1. This is a great idea for a project! I just read her profile and love her ethic!!!

    My favorite thing from her shop is this dotty cape: http://www.etsy.com/listing/20830363/pink-dotty-cape-jacket

    Thanks!
    jjbeans145 @ yahoo.com

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  2. For earth week I'll be helping out at my Son's school. We're doing Ecofriendly lunch and snack ideas all week!



    Thanks!
    jjbeans145 @ yahoo.com

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  3. I love them all, but I think my favorite Moo Moo is #23! So summery!!

    Thanks!
    jjbeans145 @ yahoo.com

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  4. wow, what a great giveaway! from her shop, i love the Blue and Pink Cotton Lined Dress, it is just darling! I really do love this moo moo and the idea that it is soo versatile!! thanks for a chance at winning!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. for earth week, i plan on buying a reusable snack bag... so that i can just use that to bring chips to work instead of plastic baggies!!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. *tweet tweet* I twittered about this giveaway! http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/12465327888

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. i LOVE the red tie dress because it is soo bright and happy looking! you for sure would stand out wearing thing...plus it is not tight so no sucking in the stomach haha

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  8. to be celebrating earth day this week i will be decreasing the length of time in the shower and shaving my legs after i am out of the shower instead of while in it. I will also continue to use my reusable shopping bags (even though i do that all the time anyway!) and i walk to places as often as i can instead of using the car.

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  9. moo moo number 22 the tropical yellow is ADORABLE and my fav from her collection on her blog!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  10. I love everything bu my favourite is the "Floral Brocade Jacket"

    Contact: a.spigno(at)hotmail.it

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  11. I love this dress, the colors are fantastic!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36045282/checkered-a-line-dress

    busygirlblog(at)yahoo.com

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  12. For earth day I'm helping revamp some community gardens!

    busygirlblog(at)yahoo.com

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  13. My fav is the Checkered A-line Dress. So cute & it looks like it would flatter all figures.

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  14. Celebrating Earth Day by teaching our litle boy the importance of conserving, reusing & recycling.
    Contact via: www.FotoFont.Etsy.com

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  15. I'm a facebook fan.
    Contact via: www.FotoFont.Etsy.com

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  16. I'm a blog follower.
    Contact via: www.FotoFont.Etsy.com

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  17. Number 18 is my favorite!
    Contact via: www.FotoFont.Etsy.com

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  18. Enter me please! I love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/18795484/wool-cape-jacket

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  19. I'm going to celebrate *earth day* turning off all the lights of my house!


    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  20. Following jules mae's facebook page (Ana Belén R M)

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  21. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/12515768141

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  22. Following via google

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  23. My favorite Moo Moo is #22

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  24. The V Neck Flirty Dress is my favorite!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I'll be celebrating earth day by biking to work and shopping at the farmer's market!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I left a comment in the Etsy thread sharing my tip of washing your car on your lawn so the water is used twice - to wash your car and water your lawn!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I follow the rikrak studio blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I love the pink dotty cape, http://www.etsy.com/listing/20830363/pink-dotty-cape-jacket

    sdebourcy@gmail.com

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  29. My favorite moo moo is the fourth one!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. For Earth Day, I am planting a container garden for my balcony.

    sdebourcy@gmail.com

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  31. I am a Facebook fan.

    sdebourcy@gmail.com

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  32. I subscribe to the rikrak blog

    sdebourcy@gmail.com

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  33. I think that #9 is my favorite moo moo so far!

    sdebourcy@gmail.com

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  34. I WANT the pink cape jacket from the etsy shop. It's so fun!!

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  35. This year for Earth Day I am participating in a potluck gardening event with the urban farm that I participate in. YAY!

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  36. I love the colors and style of moo moo #6 on the blog.

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  37. One very easy, very earth-friendly tip is to reuse ziploc bags. It makes me so sad to see all of my coworkers throw out perfectly good ziplocs! I reuse mine as many times as possible before disposing them. A little soap and water is all you need people!

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  38. Well, the moo moos are wonderful (thanks for the giveaway!), but I also love the Versatile Floral Puff skirt. It really says "spring" to me.

    Clara

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  39. My husband and I just moved into a new home. Since Earth Day was coming up, we decided that it was a great opportunity to start a new, earth-friendly habit. So, we've decided to start using cloth towels instead of paper towels. Since we're big consumers of paper towels, we thought this would help to make a difference.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. My favorite item from her shop is the Checkered A-Line Dress because it is really pretty and unique ( :

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  41. I celebrate earth day by bringing my own cloth shopping bag when I go out to shop ( :

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  42. I posted on the 7 amazing givaway thread! goldenpondstudio@centurylink.net

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  43. i am a follower of your blog now!
    goldenpondstudio@centurylink.net

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  44. Plaid, meet Stipes is my fav from her shop its so sassy and fun!
    goldenpondstudio@centurylink.net

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  45. this week i will be planting a few trees over at my moms house in honor of earth week :O)
    goldenpondstudio@centurylink.net

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  46. i love moo moo number 22 it would be great for a usmmer night out with friends! and i love the brightness of the colors!
    goldenpondstudio@centurylink.net

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  47. I love this giveaway! Also love the Checkered A-Line Dress from her shop- I love this because I love purply colors and it has great detail.
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  48. I'll probably be spring cleaning - with my new ecofriendly cleaning supplies.
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  49. I love #25
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  50. I like the Checkered A-Line Dress, because it has a beautiful color.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  51. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/12540511965

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  52. Email subscriber.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  53. I just love the Blue and Pink Cotton Lined Dress!

    etespedal(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. It's hardly the weather for it, but I love her jackets! Especially the Plaid Meet Stripes:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36209173/plaid-meet-stipes

    Just a great design!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  55. And of course I follow the Rikrak blog!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  56. And I mentioned something to do with boxes on the Etsy thread!:D

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  57. I like the Versitile Floral Puff Skirt. Anything floral for Spring, I love! Plus, if it gets chilly out I can just adjust the length of the skirt. :)

    Thanks!

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  58. V Neck flirty dress!!
    lovely:)
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

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  59. On Earthday, I take the kids outside under a tree and read eco-related stories to them. Framedrum and talk about what we are going to plant next:)
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

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  60. I like the Plaid, meet Stripes

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  61. I love
    Moo Moo 5
    for the colors

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
    get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

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  62. great intro to a new-to-me shop! this v-neck flirty dress is fab: http://www.etsy.com/listing/20932899/v-neck-flirty-dress !

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  63. of the moo moo's so far, my fave is number 8-"Trees Please"
    brilliant!

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  64. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45175752/moo-moo-5

    I love this dres... because i love simple line dresses and the colours ar super cute!!


    jorx_4291@hotmail.com

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  65. I'm going to eat veeeegan food all week and use my bike everyday... For me, every day should be earth day!
    As it is Saint George here in Barcelona, and it is a national holiday (and my saint, by the way) we are going to celebrate it recycling materials and creating flowers and books with 'em!


    jorx_4291@hotmail.com

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  66. I follow her in facebook!! (Georgina Mosquito)


    jorx_4291@hotmail.com

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  67. I follow your own blog!!

    jorx_4291@hotmail.com

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  68. I loooove MooMoo nr 9: it is so simple yet beautiful!! I love the line of the dress and its color...


    jorx_4291@hotmail.com

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  69. I think my favorite one is moo moo 3. I think it has such a gorgeous color (magenta, my favorite!) and also has such a nice greecian type silhouette that really makes it stick out to me.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45172665/moo-moo-3-the-light-came-on

    autumnaldaydreams@gmail.com

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  70. "trees please" love love love ! =]
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  71. for earth day - trying to eat as eco-friendly as possible - finally a chance to try out some new recipes, yipee! =]
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  72. also a fan of jules mae clothing on FB! (clayton-ali sandoval) =]
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  73. & im following here! =]
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  74. Love this dress. I also like the Pink Dotty Cape Jacket. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  75. Today we will be teaching our young kids about recycling!

    ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  76. The Moo Moo 9 Blue Moo looks like it would be a fantastic background for my favorite "statement" necklace.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  77. I love the Floral Brocade Jacket!

    cassie@wrencommunication.com

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  78. I'm doing all organic, all week!

    cassie@wrencommunication.com

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  79. I love the Moo Moo 3 The Light Came On dress b/c I love the color and how the fabric seems to flow on the body!

    ruricloth[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  80. I like Moo Moo 5...the colors are pretty and it's something I could wear anywhere.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  81. I love Moo Moo 5 too. Love the red and stripes.

    disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. This week I have tried to make more of an effort of unplugging things when I'm not using them. I'm pretty good about it and I always use refillable water bottles instead of buying plastic ones!

    disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I am a facebook fan of Jules Mae!

    disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. http://twitter.com/Disney_Kayla/status/12669899793

    Tweet!

    disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I follow rikrak studio blog!

    disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. My favorite moo moo is the 5th one.

    disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I loveee this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/45175752/moo-moo-5 The mix of patterns is amazing, but so simple! But I do also love the one you are giving away!

    janeymacy@hotmail.com

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  88. I love the Moo Moo 22 Tropical Yellow because it reminds me of summer coming soon!

    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  89. I am not gonna do anything special...

    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  90. I am a FB fan of Jules Mae Clothing - Elena Rudaya

    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  91. I love Moo Moo # 13

    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  92. I already follow your blog

    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  93. This wool cape is extremely classy!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18795484

    brigittesbuttonbijoux@hotmail.com

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  94. I celebrated earth day by painting a reusable clay travel mug with friends.

    brigittesbuttonbijoux@hotmail.com

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  95. Already a follower~

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  96. I love the Versitile Floral Puff Skirt. It looks so flirty and cute!

    Versitile Floral Puff Skirt

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  97. I love the Moo Moo 8 Trees Please. The tree design is so unique and pretty.

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  98. Pink Dotty Cape Jacket is my favourite goodie from julesmaeclothing. I love the colour and form.

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  99. tweeted the contest. http://twitter.com/myshewasyare/statuses/12742956749

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  100. I love the cape jackets!

    hngoodlett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. #8 is my favorite!

    hngoodlett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. I recycled an old t-shirt on earth day.

    tupzunaator(at)gmail.com

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  103. My favourite is the Moo Moo 5.

    tupzunaator(at)gmail.com

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  104. My favourite from the blog is number 14.

    tupzunaator(at)gmail.com

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  105. I love Floral Cape !
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  106. I follow your blog!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  107. Hello!
    My favorite is Moo Moo 5! So cute ^^

    aninhax[@]gmail[.]com

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  108. I love thie design of the material on the Bohemian Mini.

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  109. LOVE LOVE LOVE The Bohemian Mini Moo!!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    laurlala at hotmail dot com

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  110. This week for Earth Week I'm going to be leaving my heater or A/C (the weather keeps changing!!) off and going with layers and blankets or opening the windows!

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  111. My favorite of the Moo Moo series is number 18!

    Thanks-
    laurlala at hotmail dot com

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  112. I follow your blog!

    Thanks-
    laurlala at hotmail dot com

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  113. For earth day, I will save water, turn off lights when not needed and take the bus!

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  114. I lvoe the matrimonial moo! its so elegant

    contact email: tsgiveaways(at)hotmail.com

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  115. I like the Pink Dotty Cape Jacket.
    It has the interest idea.

    Lusizova(at)gmail.com

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  116. Tweeted http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/12899483899

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  117. I like the best Moo Moo 6 in red colour. This colour suits to me a lot. thanks.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  118. I love the Versitile Floral Puff Skirt- the purple flowers are so spring-y!

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  119. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/12901559662

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  120. This earth week, I planted a tree!

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  121. on earth day i went to a community cleanup at the lake!

    angela_jeon at yahoo dot com

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  122. my favorite is the moo moo 18 bohemia mini!

    angela_jeon at yahoo dot com

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  123. i like #23 :)

    angela_jeon at yahoo dot com

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  124. I spent it by accompanying and translating to kenyan teacher which visited my country during earth day celebration in elementary school.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  125. I have joined Jules site on FB. Ľubica Kotmániková

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  126. I am blog follower
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  127. I have visited Jules blog and I like moo moo 24 reversible. It is great idea to exchange sides and to have 2-in-1 moo moo.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  128. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/12905939010
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  129. tweet http://twitter.com/shee518/status/12932680892

    angela_jeon at yahoo dot com

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  130. Favourite thing from here shop is this MooMoo 12 Little Miss Sunshine. Because I love the colour so much and it seems to be so comfy :)

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  131. I follow Jules Mae on facebook now! I like the Matrimo (hope I spelled that right) dress best, white, lacy, airy, sooo feminine!

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  132. MOO MOO 8, TREES PLEASE = ahhhh-mazing. I love it. I love these. I am wearing a moomoo from the thrift store. I wanted it to be cooler--- but then i got home and discovered her work. LOVE.

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  133. Moo Moo 8, Trees Please. Love. Love the numbering convention, love the look, LOVE.

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!