Tuesday, May 11, 2010

collections & a giveaway: with my beautiful girl designs




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yippee!
it's kids week here @ the rikrak studio: 6 days of celebrating children, and the wonderfolk who handcraft art for their curious, wonderful little hands!

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be sure to enter all of the KIDS WEEK giveaways!

1. WIN a moozle home stuffie, here.
2. WIN a *my beautiful girl designs* prize pack, here.
3. WIN 6 REusable snack baggies by BananaSaurusRex, here.
4. WIN a kids prize pack from Claire & Me, here.
5. coming soon!
6. coming soon!

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each giveaway will be up for 8 days. be sure to come back each weekday thru next monday to enter all 6 giveaways - you're gonna LOVE them! - and be inspired about handmaking for our little ones!

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fun & functional.
don't you just love a handmade shop that makes both of those things, and more?

enter *my beautiful girl designs*, a fabulous boutique that has something for every little one in your life!

sam, the lovely mommy-of-4 that is *my beautiful girl designs*, began her wonderful business when she *couldn't find a wet bag that had all of the features (she) wanted* .... love that ... and that rest is happy history!

take a jaunt thru her lovely store, filled with fabric lovelies like adorable underwear, hip wetbags, great clothing for boys and girls, and much much more! be sure to catch up with her on twitter and facebook, too! READ ON to see how you can WIN a prize pack from her, too! yay!









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and now... let's see what sam collects!

i just love seeing what folks are collecting. i guess i kind of feel it tells us just a little bit about what inspires them, what they love, and what they choose to surround themselves with in their home. today, i'm delighted to present the next in the rikrak studio's collections series: 11 & a 1/2 quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they're collecting, (apart from their art supplies! ) you can also check out my new *the collectors* series, based on these posts, on Etsy's blog, the storque! hope you'll just love: sweet trimmings with *my beautiful girl designs!*

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who (are you) : A Mom, A Wife, A seamstress, A goofball...I wear alot of hats
what (are you collecting) : I collect alot of things, but vintage trims and buttons are one of my favorites.
when (did you start) : About 3 years ago.
how (many do you have?) Too many to count.
where (do you find them) : Flea markets, auctions, garage sales, gifts from my Mom
where (do you keep them) : In my studio
what (‘s a crazy/interesting story behind one) : I bought some at a flea market and then went home. I kicked myself about not buying out the rest of the vendors stock because the pricing was crazy good. I went back the next YEAR (seasonal market) and she had them! I bought them!
what (piece would you like to add): I would love to find some vintage bakelite buttons, however, they are pricey and I like to keep my collections pretty light and fun.
why (do you love them) : the character and individual style of each piece. things nowadays are too cookie cutter.
which (one is your favourite) & why : I love the bunny ribbons. Still haven't found the perfect project to use them though.
what (else do you collect) : vintage oil paintings, ironstone, brown transferware, vintage jewelry, pottery

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thanks so much, sam!
and now ... one lucky reader can WIN a fabulous PRIZE PACK by *my beautiful girl designs.*


it includes:
a surprise set of 3 kids handmade underwear (in the SIZE of your choice!)
AND a gorgeous *fishy print* (as seen above) wetbag (for the beach, for baby diapers, for anything wet!) ... woohoo!




1. go visit the wonderful *my beautiful girl designs* 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 telling us about something you (or your kids!) collect!

... = 1 entry

3. become a fan of
*my beautiful girl designs* on facebook then come back here and tell us!
... = 1 entry.

4. follow me (i'm http://twitter.com/therikrakshop ) AND *my beautiful girl* (she's http://twitter.com/mbgsam) on twitter. come back here and tell us about it!
... 1 entry

5. leave a comment over in this
etsy thread here sharing a link to something FUN you handmade for a child/ for kids OR something handmade by another that you LOVE for kids!
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. blog about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here.
= 1 more possible entry


8. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
and leave me a comment here telling us that you do! = 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 *my beautiful girl designs* giveaway will be chosen on wednesday, may 19th @ 9pm 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 kids!
hope to see you again tomorrow for the next fabulous kids week giveaway!


::::::::::::::::::::> UPDATE! <:::::::::::::::::::::

be sure to enter all of the KIDS WEEK giveaways!

1. WIN a moozle home stuffie, here.
2. WIN a *my beautiful girl designs* prize pack, here.
3. WIN 6 REusable snack baggies by BananaSaurusRex, here.
4. WIN a kids prize pack from Claire & Me, here.
5. coming soon!
6. coming soon!

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128 comments:

  1. I love the Green Pucci reusable trashcan! All the reusable trashcans are adorable!

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  2. I collect interesting rocks that I find, petrified wood, miniatures, vintage photographs, old & pretty stamps, and artsy pop-up books!

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  3. i like the Personalized Jammies for kids

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  4. we love to collect rocks from beach

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  5. twitter follower to rikrak studio and my beautiful girl designs

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  6. I love these cute little bageez and a custom set...what a great idea! http://www.etsy.com/listing/44552991/custom-bageez-you-pick-sizes-and-prints

    Great giveaway!
    tjfarthing@aol.com

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  7. Need some of those lovely undies for the girls.

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  8. blog post

    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/undies-for-kids-5192010.html

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  9. Sometimes it feels like there is nothing they DON'T collect. My littlest is into stuffed animals lately - especially dogs.

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  10. I also follow rikrak and mybeautifulgirl designs on twitter!

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  11. blog follower

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  12. left a comment on etsy.

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  13. I don't have any substantial sized collections of any kind but I love to collect pottery pieces from different artisans.

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  14. i also follow your blog!

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  15. I like the zoo wipes wet bag! The fabric is adorable.

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  16. fb fan to my beautiful girl designs

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  17. My girls like to collect rocks... whether we are at the park, at the library or at the beach, we always come home with a pocket of rocks. We have a special bowl or three to store them in :)

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  18. I love the knit fabrics collection there.. they all are cute and adorable.
    Me and my kids love to collect drawings (my kids drawings)

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  19. I am the rikrak studio follower

    mikthasq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Oh.. my kids and I like to collect drawings that my kids make..
    mikthasq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I love the blue hankerchief trashcan!

    meliann78 at gmail dot com

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  22. I'm a fan of my beautiful girl on facebook :)

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  23. I adore Autumn Fire Organic Bamboo Velour Baby Blankie, 32x32, OOAK, Great Easter Gift. It's so colourful and I find it so funny!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  24. I collect handmade brooches!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  25. My favorite is ~*Funky Zoo Animals*~ MBG Wipes Bag. I use cloth diaper and I'm going to switch to cloth wipes. This bag is perfect for carrying cloth wipes.

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  26. I love owls, so I collect owl items.
    My baby's nursery has owl sheets, owl stuffed animal!

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  27. peasant blouse

    dawnsservices@yahoo.ca

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  28. fan of beautiful girl

    dawnsservices@yahoo.ca

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  29. I collect scrapbook supplies, but now that is dwindling since trying to be eco minded

    dawnsservices@yahoo.ca

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  30. following rikrak on twitter

    dawnsservices@yahoo.ca

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  31. following via google

    dawnsservices@yahoo.ca

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  32. http://twitter.com/prophetwriter/status/13816837551

    dawnsservices@yahoo.ca

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  33. I love the purple lanterns peasant top because I love purple and my daughter looks so cute in peasant tops!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  34. i like the Personalized Jammies for kids.

    teisalinscott@gmail.com

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  35. Disco Dots ReUsable Cloth Bageez, Sandwich Size Water-Resistant Storage Bag is my favorite, it'd be perfect to use in my son's lunchbox.
    kristi.blackstone@yahoo.com

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  36. My son collects baseball cards and collectable baseballs.
    kristi.blackstone@yahoo.com

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  37. oh- the 3 pack of undies would be perfect for my toddler.
    shen
    divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

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  38. i follow you with gfc as john/sb.
    shen
    divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

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  39. my oldest daughter collects dancing hamsters and pez.
    shen
    divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

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  40. I love this pink and white skirt because it's so girly! http://picasaweb.google.com/harmonythreads/WomenSClothingAndAccessories#5356255045565973778

    I also like the peasant top and skirt ensemble because it looks comfy.

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  41. I collect key chains, especially when I go to new and interesting places.

    email:christienne.raikielle@gmail.com

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  42. I love the Cherry Blossoms Sandwich Bageez.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  43. I collect fossils. I have a quite a few trilobites!


    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  44. I'm now a follower of you and my beautiful girl on twitter. http://twitter.com/ceemee

    email:christienne.raikielle@gmail.com

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  45. I tweeted about this giveaway! http://twitter.com/ceemee/status/13829759927

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  46. I love the Vintage Toys Wetbag Set because it comes with a smaller wristlet which I can put my personal stuff (mobile phone, etc etc)

    My email is: imafulltimemummy at gmail dot com

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  47. I collect stamps, bookmarks, postcards, of places I've been to!

    My email is: imafulltimemummy at gmail dot com

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  48. Greetings from Malaysia! I'm already a follower of your blog via Google Friend Connect.

    My email is: imafulltimemummy at gmail dot com

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  49. I'm going to be a rebel and say everything in one post (knowing that this is then one entry). I LOVE HER UNDERWEAR! I feel absolutely ridiculous saying this, but I do. It's so dang cute! So I favorited her shop. And I'm following you here (I have no idea how I surfed here. None).

    As for what I collect: vintage sewing patterns and vintage trim. I have over fifty pre-1960 patterns...all found by patiently culling through thrift store pattern bins. It's a real sickness.

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  50. I love the Bright Kitchen Wrapeez. It's so cheerful and pretty! I like that these are eco-friendly and reusable. Besides they will brighten up any kitchen with such adorable designs! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. My daughter loves collecting erasers! She cannot resist sweet and adorable designs and always grab them whenever we visit the stationers,lol! She keeps them all in a pretty little transparent box in her closet.

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  52. I subscribe, thank you.

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  53. I love her custom pheasant top! I'd love to get it in that froliking fawns fabric!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  54. My daughter loves to collect rocks... she's 2 so just about any rock will do and every time we go for a walk she has to fill up her pockets with gravel!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  55. I follow both of you on twitter!
    (perfectbluemoon)

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  56. I tweeted about this giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/perfectbluemoon/status/13848829105

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  57. I love the Pink Hippo Fabric!

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  58. I love to collect craft materials :)

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  59. I'm a fan of my beautiful girl designs on facebook.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  60. I follow you and *my beautiful girl* on twitter
    @joannej1982

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  61. Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/13852929566

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  62. I love the Eco friendly trashbags. What a beautiful and creative idea!

    Ruthie (ruthiema@gmail.com)

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  63. I blogged about this site!

    Ruthie (ruthiema@gmail.com)

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  64. I'm a fan on Facebook!

    Ruthie (ruthiema@gmail.com)

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  65. Blogged http://shining000.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-beautiful-girl-designs-giveaway.html

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  66. I follow and subscribe to the rikrak studio blog

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  67. Tweeted about this!

    Ruthie (ruthiema@gmail.com)

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  68. Following on twitter!

    Ruthie (ruthiema@gmail.com)

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  69. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Bright Kitchen, Set of 5 Wrapeez, XS-Pan sizes, Eco Friendly, ReUsable.

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  70. My daughter hasn't become much of a collector, which is FINE with me! Our house is small!

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  71. My favorite is the Swimming with Mermaids peasant top. I just love the pattern and colors! ^^

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  72. I collect earrings, especially the ones with unique and quirky designs and also vintage-inspired ones. c:

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  73. I love the Koto Medium Bowl Wrapeez- what a stylish and functional solution to making any dish into a covered dish. What a statement maker!
    ready4h2o@yahoo.com

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  74. My daughter loves to collect shells of any kind! ready4h2o@yahoo.com

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  75. I am a Facebook fan of *beautiful girl designs*. ready4h2o@yahoo.com

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  76. Eeeep I love the Zoo Lap Tee and Pants! That is one of the cutest patterns ever!!

    -Amanda
    ohmandie7@yahoo.com

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  77. I have a very unhealty addiction to scrapbook paper. It's definatly something that I collect, because I get too attached to the pretty designs to cut into the paper or use it.

    -Amanda
    ohmandie7@yahoo.com

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  78. I follow you both on Twitter! I'm OhMandie :)

    -Amanda
    ohmandie7@yahoo.com

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  79. I LIKE THE LITTLE BOY LONG SLEEVE TEE WITH THE ELEPHANT..CAUSE MY SON LOOKS SO CUTE IN GREEN
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  80. MY SON COLLECTS TRAINS..WE HAVE ABOUT 150 OF THEM..I COLLECT SCRAPBOOKING SUPPLIES

    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  81. Asian Leaves Eco Friendly Trashcan, Everything Bag, ReUsable

    Love the print on this one...so elegant and grown up. I like that the liner is wipable for cleaning up and water proof as well.

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  83. As a child I collected EVERYTHING and I started my married life that way too. Now that I'm facing an empty nest, I'm getting rid of the clutter and don't collect anything any more...well, maybe dishes still, but I quit the snowmen, charms, nutcrackers, cows, chickens, etc....I have a sickness...oh and I 'collect' material too although I REALLY try to limit myself now....:)

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  84. I love the Strawberry Fields Peasant Top. It is so pretty and feminine.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

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  85. My oldest daughter collects journals and I collect anything with frogs on it.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

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  86. I follow both of you on Twitter (The_Happy_Wife)

    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

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  87. My favorite is the Bright Kitchen wrapeez! They're so colorful and bright! I LOVE it!!

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  88. I collect the white strips of fortunes from the fortune cookies and put them in a jar of..fortunes. :)

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  89. Already a follower here

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  90. I love the Purple Lanterns Peasant Top, BoHo, Hippie because purple is my favorite color and it looks great on my girls.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  91. My little girl collects rocks. For some reason she thinks that they are treasure. (If only- we would be rich)
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  92. My Beautiful Girl facebook fan
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  93. follow both on twitter
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  94. My fav is the
    Chocolate Floral Cloth Sandwich Bageez, ReUsable, Eco Friendly, Hand Made. I love the print!
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  95. My kids and I collect beach glass, we love to search for it whenever we go to the beach!
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  96. Fan on FB!
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  97. Following both on twitter @kimhigueria
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  98. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/kimhigueria/status/13953196938
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  99. tweeted at
    http://twitter.com/?status=@therikrakshop&in_reply_to_status_id=13972935813&in_reply_to=therikrakshop

    following on twitter and blogspot links

    Love the site, items and giveaway

    Love the panties and Im not much for leaving things to chance so Im ordering a few and cutting throught the sispence.

    Thanks for introducing such awesome itmes and peeps!

    www.cisnexpressions.etsy.com
    www.cisnexpressions.blogspot.com

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  100. I like the Asian Leaves Eco Friendly Trashcan, Everything Bag, I like the water barrier liner, this would be so handy to have in the car

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  101. the kids like to collect sea shells

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  102. I love the colors of the Majestic Squishy, Organic Bamboo Velour Lovey, Security and Comfort Blankie

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  103. I like my beautiful girl designs* on facebook

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  104. I collect dolls , and my daughter collects "pets" (Littlest Pet Shop or any other small toy animals she takes a liking to)

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  105. I follow both on twitter @missy_wpg

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  106. tweeted http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/14035631985

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  107. I collect books

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  108. I like the CuStOm Lap Tee, Match your woolies, Perfect Coming Home Shirt, Preemie-18mth

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  109. I love the custom peasant top!

    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail

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  110. The
    Denim Frogs, Zippered Wetbag with handle for cloth diapers, 12x13, waterproof
    is so cute. Love it!

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  111. I love all of her great boys clothes! It's so hard to find cute stuff for boys sometimes.

    Thank you.
    morgenjones121B@gmail.com

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  112. My sons both collect rocks. We had to build an outdoor display for them because we have no more room!!!!!!!!

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  113. My 3 yo son finds coins all over the house (and in my wallet!) He tells me he needs them for 'his collection'

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  114. I love the Hippie Chick Peasant Top! So cute!
    mommytojoel.blogspot.com

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  115. My favorite is the CuStOm 3 pack of Boxer Briefs, Size 10/12 because I have 3 boys and I know they would get a kick out of these!

    danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

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  116. I used to collect dolphins, but they started to take over my house, so I haven't really collected anything in a long time.

    danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

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  117. I follow your blog.

    danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

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  118. I became a fan of *my beautiful girl designs* on facebook.

    Danielle Gerstenberger

    danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

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  119. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  120. I'm a hoarder so I collect magnets from places I go on vacation, postcards, stamps, books, etc. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  121. I like the fun Disco Dots ReUsable Cloth Bageez...it would be perfect for my son's snacks! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  122. I collect Charming Tails figurines.

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  123. My favourite goodie is the bowl cover. I would have never thought of it. I like that it's reusable and so environmentally friendly. And the fabric designs are nice too.

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  124. tweeted about the contest. http://twitter.com/myshewasyare/statuses/14431284736

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