Tuesday, May 24, 2011

teacher gift give-away

Ok, so this is the time of year when it sneaks up on me:

That moment when all the things swirling around in my jumbled brain come to a screeching halt when I realize that, once again, I have not thought far enough in advance to do something really creative with my children for their end-of-the-year-teacher-appreciation gifts.

I LOVE our teachers. They are amazing. They have changed the lives of my children. And here we are with chop liver to thank them for it.

Each year my lack of planning and creativity lands our teachers with a gift certificate of some sort, for which I'm sure they are very grateful. (That's what I'd want.) But it leaves my children out of the loop of thankfulness, and they are the ones I want to realize how darn lucky they are to have these people give them the greatest gift ever: knowledge they will carry through the rest of their lives (I know, dramatic, but don't you think that's totally true?).

Soooooo...I went back to this post from last year where everyone left SUCH great ideas in the comments. With help from there I figured out some good things we're gonna whip together in our couple remaining days of school.

But I know there are people out there who still have time for something really creative. (Some crazy school districts drag school out a lot longer than we do here:) And for you here's help:

I happen to have a sister-in-law (who I adore) who has started a great jewelry/hair accessory business with her friend. And I dare say there are a bunch of beauties that they make that would sure make some wing-dinger teacher gifts. You could get your kids involved designing something and have them write a really nice note to go with it so they're really involved.

Or you can just forget that this is even a post about teacher gifts and just enter the give-away to win something pretty for yourself (I mean, you got those crazy kids of yours through the school year, right? :). Or for your mother-in-law. Or what about a gift for your favorite graduate? Maybe your friends' nephew's cousin's newborn baby girl may need something snazzy to jazz up her wardrobe. Whatever it's for, you/they will love this stuff.

This is what they are giving away...
1) This necklace:It is very similar to the one my cousin made for me that has been around my neck for almost two years. It has my kids' names on it and I love it. The winner will just tell them what names he/she wants on the silver discs and voila, there's a personalized custom necklace coming your way.

2) These beautiful hair pieces will all be won together in a package deal:Who wouldn't die for those?

and 3) This necklace:
...which makes me laugh because I know a whole bunch of people who would wear that one with pride.

So leave a comment to win one of these beauties. And hey, if you want another chance to win, "Like" their Facebook page (right here) and come back to enter another comment. And one more way to enter: check out their blog (click here) and come back and write about something you love there (there's lots to choose from).

I'll announce a winner on Thursday morning to help celebrate the last day of school here in the desert.

Happy browsing!

This give-away is now closed. Please click here to see the winners. Thanks for the nice comments!!

353 comments:

  1. I liked their facebook page :)

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  2. checked out the blog- cool teacher necklace with the apple!

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  3. I would love the names necklace.

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  4. I went and liked their Facebook page. Loving it! Shelley

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  5. LOVE those pieces. Drooling, in fact :) Shelley

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  6. Oh I've been wanting a name necklace!!! And I love the hair clips. I'm a teacher and my favorite gift is always gift cards. Just pack it in a cute jar or something if you want it cuter. One creative gift I loved too was a summer fun thing. It was a beach towel, sunscreen, a fun water bottle and a magazine. How fun is that!

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  7. I liked their Facebook. And I really do like their stuff! Yay!

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  8. Just checked out the blog....as a photographer, I would be using those hair accessories in EVERY shot! lol Too cute - seriously. Shelley

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  9. Love the necklace! Great giveaway!

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  10. I liked their facebook page!

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  11. Umm my favorite thing about the blog is I found out they are in Utah! They had a party in march and I missed it. I love the big floral belts. I need that for my daughter!

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  12. They make beautiful things :)

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  13. I love the necklaces with the names. I've been looking for one I like and I LOVE this one!

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the cute headband with all the flowers-super cute. So is the necklace.

    Jenn M.

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  15. LOVE the coke one! What a great idea for teachers! Pick me! Pick me!

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  16. Fun stuff! I checked out the blog and I love the anniversary bracelet with representation for each kid, grandkids, etc. For myself, I would love the necklace with my kids' names on discs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. I'm loving the necklace! So pretty!

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  18. I love the bracelet that was made for mom - who wouldn't love something like that on her wrist?

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  19. would really like to win for my cute girls!!

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  20. I love the names necklace and the hair pieces. So cute!

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  21. the belts on their blog are adorable!

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  22. I would love to win any of these! So pretty and I'm a Diet Coke girl myself!

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  23. That name necklace is gorgeous. Simple and sweet and everything I dream of loving.

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  24. I liked their facebook page too!

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  25. Love the necklace! Is there any way you could get us info on how to buy one if we don't win? Thanks!

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  26. Would love the names necklace..way neat! :)

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  27. Darling necklaces. Would love one.

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  28. All are adorable. Love them.

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  29. I've always wanted one of those name necklaces!!

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  30. what a fun giveaway! and thank you for reminding me to get something for the boy's teacher! ;)

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  31. The names necklace is adorable! I don't have facebook, and I am a new follower to you, but I do LIKE them! :) My daughter is only 9 months old, but I have to say, I am so excited to give teachers' gifts. I was a teacher for six years, and they really do make your year!

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  32. The flower blossom belt is adorable, but I LOVE the headbands! THey would look great on my little niece!

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  33. the apple/teacher necklace is really unique - and i love the diet coke necklace except i like my coke full leaded...

    thank you ladies for this fun giveaway...

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  34. Love that first necklace!
    MegJill at
    he4rken at yahoo dot com

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  35. Looks like I was the first follower on their blog. That in and of iself means I should win!!! Love that the hair pieces are small enough that tweens can wear them too and not have that baby girl look. Great job!

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  36. Love love the name necklace, the teacher necklace would make a great gift for our favorite teacher and love the newborn white elegant feather hairband, darling!

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  37. Love love the name necklace, the teacher necklace would make a great gift for our favorite teacher and love the newborn white elegant feather hairband, darling!

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  38. Checked out her blog.
    Her "Teach Inspire" necklace really would make an excellent teacher gift! My son has a fabulous teacher this year and she deserves something nice!
    MegJill

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  39. "Liked" her facebook page too!
    MegJill at
    he4rken at yahoo dot com

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  40. All super cute... way to be, sis-in-law!

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  41. LOVE the names necklace!

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  42. Those are all so fun! Happy end of school!

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  43. We have school till JUNE 10th...and even though that makes me want to cry, winning one of these, (especially the names necklace) would sure make me happy! :)

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  44. Oh i would be one hapy girl to have any of those!

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  45. I really love the teacher necklage on their blog. My mom is a teacher.

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  46. After having baby number 5, I feel like I need the adorable necklace just to keep all their names straight!

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  47. I liked them on facebook. Because I really do like them!

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  48. I would love the names necklace to display my 6 kids.
    I love the hair accessories too.
    No thanks on the Diet Coke. It's cute though!!

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  49. Love their stuff. I emailed for a price on the names necklace. Cute apple for a teacher. Love the bows around the waist.

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  50. Love these... especially the names necklace!

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  51. I checked out their blog! I love the "teach & inspire" necklace!!

    Everything is lovely & so creative!!

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  52. The hair stuff Abbey would die for! Really cute stuff!

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  53. I would love to win! =) Such darling things.

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  54. What a fun giveaway! I'd love any of those things!

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  55. I liked thier facebook page. =)

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  56. I went to their blog and I like the sterling silver necklace with the stat a lot!

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  57. Checked out thier blog, super cute! I love the teacher necklace with apple insert. Very talented women! =)

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  58. I would love the name necklace, I have been hinting to my husband that it would be a good birthday/mother's day/Christmas gift :)

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  59. Love the hair accessories and names necklace!

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  60. i liked them on facebook!!

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  61. i checked out their site. I love all the little bobby pins! So cute!!

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  62. My mother's school has a library gift program. The children could donate money in their teacher's name (in lieu of a gift) and then the librarian would by books with the money. On the inside of the book their would dedicate the book to the teacher from the student. They always made a big deal about it when the class went to the library at the end of the year, because the teacher's really wanted to encourage their students to do it instead of giving gifts. While gifts are nice, 30 gifts every year can get a bit much. My mother always preferred the library books.

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  63. Oh. My. Gosh...I've been loving on those name necklaces for far too long. Pretty pretty please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. I went to their super cute website and love so many of the items. But I think I would NEED the cute 3flower with bling hair piece. Too cute!

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  65. I love the cute teacher necklace with the tiny apple!

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  66. I got a necklace like that for my mom last year and have been secretly coveting one for myself ever since!

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  67. Love the teacher necklace on their blog!

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  68. Went to the blog and thought the flower belts were so cute.

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  69. I think the names necklace is perfect!

    Jamee
    xoxo

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  70. What a great give-away! I love your blog.

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  71. They make tons of beautiful things!

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  72. all of it is adorable. I'd love to wear them.

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  73. I love the headbands! They are beautiful! I also liked them on facebook!

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  74. On the blog: I LOVE the sterling silver necklaces. especially the ones with kids names on them! I've been looking for one I like!

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  75. I just checked out their blog and I just love their flower headband!

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  76. Love love love the names necklaces! (would love the bow headbands but I have 3 boys...don't think they would appreciate those!) :)

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  77. I love the name necklaces, and I LOOOVE the headbands! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  78. I liked their facebook page! :)

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  79. I'm on their blog now, do you think they would do a tutorial on any of their headbands? They're just so talented! I'm loving everything ;)

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  80. Teachers make such a difference, don't they? I'd love to win that necklace for my son's first grade teacher, who has been great to and for him this year!

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  81. I am in love with the name one like yours!

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  82. I love the necklace with the names. Pick me!

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  83. I love the teacher necklace on the blog - as a former teacher, I would have loved that!

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  84. Very fun stuff. I really like the necklace with the names.

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  85. i have been wanting a necklace like that for so long. darling! and those hair accessories are to die for.

    bryndees (at) gmail. com

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  86. The inital necklaces are so cute!

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  87. Thanks for the giveaways...so fun!

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  88. I would love to win the necklace! the teacher was not that great so she is not getting it, the mother in-law has wayyyy too many necklaces...so I would love just to win it for ME!!! lol

    Thank you
    Analia

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  89. I love the first necklace... I've wanted one like that for a long time. SO pretty. :)

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  90. I also checked out their blog... Love the teacher necklaces. That will be on my list for of ideas for next year!

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  91. Liked their facebook page too.

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  92. I checked out the blog. The headbands and bobby pins are super cute!

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  93. Love the name necklace, so precious

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  94. They're all beautiful! Would love to win! Thanks!

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  95. Just liked the facebook page, very creative.

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  96. On the blog I love the family bracelet. There are so many fun things.

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  97. Love the Diet Coke Necklace on their blog!

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  98. Simply beautiful craftmanship! I'd love to win.

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  99. Love all of them (and I do like the diet coke necklace...that's too funny.)

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  100. I LOVE that necklace, even though I'm only on my first kid... :)

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  101. Those headpieces are so beautiful- I have 3 girls, anyone of those would look amazing on them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. all their hair things are adorable too!

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  103. I'd be thrilled for ANY of those, but especially the necklace!

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  104. I love them. That necklace is so beautiful! Love your blog, thanks for all the good, inspiring reads!

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  105. Oh how nice. I love the name necklace too.

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  106. What cute things they make!

    potupower(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  107. I liked them on facebook!

    potupower(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  108. Checking out their website too. Love the circle necklace with the star! I have some sisters, we all need to have matching necklaces!
    Thanks for the chance to win ladies!

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  109. My favorite is their names necklace, and from their blog I liked that teacher necklace at the bottom, such a nice gift.

    potupower(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. What a fun giveaway! I just found your blog last night and LOVE it! Looks like it was perfect timing too! :)

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  111. I LOVE the "Y" necklace! What a fun blog!

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  112. I love all of them!! One of these days I am going to get lucky and win!

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  113. Liked the facebook page too!

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  114. Love all the headbands on the blog!

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  115. I love your blog and read it religiously!! You are a great inspiration to motherhood! And I would also love to win all those lovely goodies!!

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  116. I 'liked' their facebook page, but LOVE the products!!

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  117. Checked out the blog too. Love the 50th Anniversary charm bracelet! So sweet!!

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  118. So Cute! Love the Name necklace and hair accessories! (:

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  119. I've been looking for some more hair accessories for my baby. I love these!

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  120. I LOVE that first one with my "two" kids names!

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  121. I like the "teachers inspire" apple necklace on the blog. CUTE STUFF!!

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  122. Lots of cute things on their blog!

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  123. Pretty, pretty... and we have a great teacher who deserves and would treasure any one of these! Thank you!

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  124. I'd love one of the names necklaces!

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  125. Wow, so creative! The belts are darling, the perfect thing to jazz up an outfit.

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  126. Love the names with the pearl necklace. SO timeless.

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  127. Personalized jewelry is my favorite! Love it!

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  128. What a SWEET giveaway! Love the head bands too!

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  129. love the hair peices and necklace

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  130. I've been over to the site. I am REALLy loving the hair clips and custom bobby pins too! So cute!

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  131. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the necklace. I need one of those for sure!!!

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  132. Liked their facebook page!

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  133. Love their headbands. I think I need one.

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  134. Checked out their blog... I love the clips and bobby pins!

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  135. Cute teacher gift ideas. I've got 4 to think about hmmmmm....

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  136. checked their blog, love the flower belts!

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  137. Loved the headband with the three flowers!

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  138. I love the hair accessories, and the names necklace, oh, and the diet coke charm. All so cute!

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  139. The name necklace is adorable!

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  140. I liked their facebook page!

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  141. Their blog is great! I LOVE the idea of the anniversary bracelet with the "family charms" on it!

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  142. I love the name necklace. By the way--I enjoyed seeing you and your mom at TOFW in OKC. Nice job!

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  143. I liked the FB page too! Would love any of their creations, but adore the name necklace!!

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  144. Visited the blog and I like the belts (that's something new I haven't seen before) and the BYU necklace

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  145. I would love to win the name necklace (or any of the prizes) but will definately be purchasing from them - love the ideas!! thanks for sharing!!

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  146. Went to your FB page and "LIKE" you. :)

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  147. liked the blog - saw some other fun ideas - wondering how to contact them for an order?

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  148. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! :-)

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  149. I just checked out their blog. What fun stuff!

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  150. I liked their Facebook page!

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  151. My favorite is the Diet Coke necklace. I would wear it with pride!

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  152. Love the coke necklace! My mother-in-law is a school teacher and she'd be one to wear that with pride!! The bows are also very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  153. Checked out the blog and still love the flower head pieces the best!

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  154. That Diet Coke necklace is cracking me up!!! I needed it a few months ago when I taught a RS lesson on the word of wisdom! ;)

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  155. I Love the Necklaces!!!!!!

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  156. totally "liked" their facebook page!

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  157. I love the graduation gift idea, the stamped necklace, so cute!

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  158. Super Cute~!! Love the name necklace!

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  159. The kid's names necklace would be a real treasure to own!

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  160. I think the names necklace is amazing! Perfect really! I would never take that thing off! :)

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  161. Checked out their blog too. The bracelet with the initials and birthstones on it is so beautiful. I think I'll tell my family I want one :)

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  162. Oh, I love all of them. :) But I think I like the first necklace the best. Dainty and perfect for my little neck. With a baby coming in a month, I would like my kids names on the necklace. Perfect way to remember them. Awesome giveaway. Thanks!

    melissaktilley@gmail.com

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  163. I LOVE the baby headbands. She does great work!!
    melissaktilley@gmail.com

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  164. I would wear the Diet Coke necklace with PRIDE!! The other items are really great too.

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