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A Big Thank You and a GIVEAWAY!

I just want to give a BIG THANK YOU to all of you!

I never thought that I would reach 100 followers. It means a lot to me. I started this blog for family and friends just to keep up with us since we are on the move so much but it has turned into so much more for me. And I am happy to get to know all of you and become “friends.”

Time for me to give you guys something back. I have been saying when/if I reach 100 then I would make a little something for a giveaway. And that time has come, in fact I made two somethings. 🙂

And here they are!
A fabulous twine wreath with flowers and a little plaque that says “Love grows here”

I am pretty excited about this wreath! I want to keep it but I guuesssss I will give it away! haha I’ll just have to make another one to keep. It is an 8″ wreath, covered in twine and I made flowers by layering coffee filters (my new favorite things). Added a colorful ribbon to hang it and that’s that!

SO CUTE!
(By the way- I will have a tutorial on this wreath coming up!)

Up close of plaque. I painted the plaque white, used some cute scrapbook paper and cut out the words on my cricut. Added some ink to the edges and of course had to add some flowers and a yellow ribbon to hang from.

I cut out the flowers on my cricut in different sizes and then layered them for the 3D effect. So YES, they are made out of PAPER! I LOOVE how they came out!

Want to know how to win?! Well, do ya?!

1) You MUST be a follower and leave a comment letting me know you are.
2.) Tell me what one of your favorite thing you have done or made this summer has been. Can be anything from a craft, recipe, furniture redo, summer trip, whatever- tell me about it!

Leave a separate comment for each!

Giveaway is now Closed!
Thanks to all that entered.

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61 Comments

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    Nana's Fun Stuff
    July 16, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Allison, congrats on hitting 100 followers!! I am a follower and enjoy stopping to see what all you've been up too. My most favorite thing I've done so far (as I've only been at this a few months) is my vinyl sign that I made from a cabinet door, Cherish the simple life 🙂 I think this is so sweet and your items you're offering for your give-a-way, so cute!!

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    Jessica
    July 16, 2010 at 6:30 am

    I'm following you.. bwahaha! 😉

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    kati
    July 16, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Yeah I am a follower and I am so happy you reached 100… CONGRATS!

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    kati
    July 16, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Gosh I have really just gotten back into crafting/sewing but I think I am most in love with my aprons that I made for my daughter and I…
    http://dragonflyfeathers.blogspot.com/

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    Michelle
    July 16, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Following you! Love your blog 🙂

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    Michelle
    July 16, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Oh my gosh! Both gifts are so cute!!!! Fave thing this summer: inspired by your crepe paper wreath, I've been on a paper-rose-wreath-making kick! We just moved into a new house and I desperately needed something easy to dress up the entry, so I made a blue and white rose wreath. Perfect!

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    Jessica
    July 16, 2010 at 7:34 am

    My favorite craft from this summer so far has been a framed monogram I made for my little sister. You can see it at this link!

    http://homemakin-decoratin.blogspot.com/2010/07/another-framed-monogram.html

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    mississippi artist
    July 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    These are so cute! I made a coffee filter flower once, just to see if I could-yours is cuter! I think the most favorite craft I have done this summer is the painting I did of the little girl on the beach-it's on my blog. Maybe one day I will get 100 followers- nah- probably not. It's fun anyway, isn't it? Vickie-http://www.paintordig.blogspot.com

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    Jemsmom
    July 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I am a follower!!! I think I was your 11th follower!!

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    Jemsmom
    July 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    My favorite thing so far this summer has been swimming with Jemma. I know this sounds weird, but she went from a floatie only swimmer last year to no floaties and has turned into a mermaid. Even at the beach, she is absolutely fearless and it has been an absolute joy to watch my beach baby come into her fins! One little friend told her mom, " I think Jemma is part mermaid!" Sweet!

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    Jemsmom
    July 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    By the way, thanks for doing this giveaway! I am so excited! That wreath is to die for! You are so thoughtful!

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    Alison
    July 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I don't know if it's my favorite thing YET, but it will be when it's done… I am working on a gigantic quiet book for my little guy. It will be great when it's all done!!!

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    Alison
    July 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Alright my friend, I would {LOVE} to win these adorable things…. I have been needing a new wreath especially! 🙂 You rock my world!! I am definitely a follower

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    Jenglamgirl
    July 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I AM a FOLLOWER TOO! wink wink!

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    Jenglamgirl
    July 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    HOLY CUTENESS! love them sooooooo much! jenglamgirl@gmail.com

    FAV. THING I have made this summer~
    My coffee filter patriotic garland, and my laundry signs!

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    Ansleighsmom
    July 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    We have gotten new bathroom, storage cabinet, and in the processing of redoing ansleighs dresser we got at an estate sale! I wish I was as talented as you and had even more cute ideas but I wasnt so lucky! I love the wreath and it would look great on my back door that everyone uses and I am your favorite friend who was one of your first followers lol! Love ya allison!

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    Osage Bluff Quilter
    July 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I am a follower~ ~ ~ ~

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    Osage Bluff Quilter
    July 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I've been too busy making blackberry jelly to sew or craft 🙁

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    Happy Miss M
    July 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Hello! I am a new follower. 🙂

    My favorite thing this summer has been making bazillions of different headbands for my 10 year old….she still wants to hang out with mom, so I take advantage of that while I still can!

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    The Harris Family
    July 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I follow your blog. Congrats on hitting 100!

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    The Harris Family
    July 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    My favorite projec this summer has been my family frame that I am sharing next week.
    -Crystal
    p.s. I love the two items your are giving away, they are beautiful

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    Heather
    July 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I'm a follower 🙂
    The "Love grows here" sign is adorable! You are so talented!

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    Heather
    July 16, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    My fav thing I've made this summer is blueberry poppyseed cake! It's loaded with fresh blueberries and oh so yum! Perfect to serve for brunch.

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    Life of Mrs. Peters
    July 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    im a follower
    congrats on reaching 100+

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    Life of Mrs. Peters
    July 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    i would have to say
    that this summer even though
    it's been warm out i've been
    baking pumpkin bread!
    it's so divine!

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    Anonymous
    July 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    love your blog and i'm a follower 🙂 The one thing I've made this summer that I'm so excited about it my owl on canvas. I used tissue paper for the background with mod podge and a bunch of scrapbook paper to make the owl and branch and leaves. I think it came out awesome. You can check it out here: http://crystalscreations7.blogspot.com/
    Have a great day!

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    Jennifer
    July 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I'm a follower!!!!

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    Jennifer
    July 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    My favorite project was my everything stand!!!

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    M.O.T.B
    July 16, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I am a follower! Thanks for the heads up!

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    Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner]
    July 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    These are adorable Allison! I love both of them- you're so crafty! :]

    [and I follow :]

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    Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner]
    July 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    My favorite project. . .

    I think it's what I made today. New necklaces [not the crocheted ones. . . you'll see them soon!]

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! [and for the heads up – don't know how I missed it.]

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    Nicole@Whimsy-Lane
    July 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I'm a follower and love your blog!

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    Nicole@Whimsy-Lane
    July 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    My favorite thing this summer is being able to stay home with my daughter. I've always worked up until moving to NC and it is so nice to spend some quality time with her before she goes back to school. I love having a little shopping buddy! 🙂

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    Brook
    July 16, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Yeah for you! What a wonderful giveaway. 🙂 I'd love to win, but if not I look forward to your wreath tutorial!

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    Crystal
    July 17, 2010 at 12:31 am

    I'm a follower! 🙂

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    Crystal
    July 17, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I'm not creative AT ALL. But reading your blog makes me wish I was! My favorite thing I have made is Blackberry Cobbler with fresh blackberries from my backyard 🙂

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    Carrie
    July 17, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I am a follower! Fave project so far this summer has to be the coffee table redo I did. Found a round pedestal table at a gs for $1 and painted the bottom a creamy white, distressed it, then sanded and re-varnished the top in a dark walnut. Love it!And love your blog, too!

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    Emily
    July 17, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I am a follower 🙂

    My favorite thing has been hanging out with precious neice and nephew!!

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    Megan - A Ruffle In Time
    July 17, 2010 at 3:12 am

    both are soo cute! i LOVE the wreath!! thanks for sharing dear 🙂

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    Anonymous
    July 17, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Love this plaque and the twine on the wreath is a great idea!

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    Debbie
    July 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Allison, yes still on vaca, but did not want to miss this opportunity to say CONGRATS, and enter in this awesome giveaway! It is so cute! Thanks for letting me know. Debbie

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    Bonnie@Creative Decorating
    July 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    So sorry I missed this Allison!! I thought I had entered but I don't see my name anywhere!!! lol You know how it goes!

    You know I am a follower!

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    Bonnie@Creative Decorating
    July 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I would say my best project is still going on. It is the rehab of my niece's foreclosure house she just bought. We are all working so hard on it and it is amazing how something so bad can start to look so good!

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    brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess
    July 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    i am a follower!! such a cute blog!

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    brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess
    July 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    and my favorite thing i've done this summer is a cloche.. yellow, moss, a bird=L.O.V.E.!!! =)

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    mrs.newby
    July 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    im new follwer 🙂

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    mrs.newby
    July 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    my fav thing ive made this summer is my homemade peach pie that i made yesterday! homemade crust and guts!

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    Christina's Creative Side
    July 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Yay for you for having SUCH a successful blog! And so fast! Layering those flowers is a great idea. 🙂 And my favorite thing that I've completed-completed being the key word bc my kitchen isn't quite finished yet-this summer is probably my shelf redo(http://christinascreativeside.blogspot.com/2010/07/before-and-after-yard-sale-shelf.html).

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    Lyssa
    July 18, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I am a follower!!

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    Lyssa
    July 18, 2010 at 1:09 am

    This summer, other than moving, I made some adorable pillowcase dresses for my two girls!

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    Keep Calm and Decorate
    July 18, 2010 at 1:40 am

    I am a very Happy follower! I love your blog!!!

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    Keep Calm and Decorate
    July 18, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Also, I forgot to say thank you in my previous comment for letting me know about your giveaway! My favorite thing this summer was going to IKEA for the first time. I had always dreamed of going to an actual store (I know some people might think I am crazy for dreaming about IKEA) but I know my blog friends totally understand. 🙂

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    AliHunt
    July 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I'm a follower and I'm also named Alison (but spelled with one "L"). My best redo this summer was my kitchen. I'm actually trying to figure out if I want to start a blog and love following "young bloggers" to see how they grow and figure things out. Great job on all your neat-o crafts and decorating!

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    AliHunt
    July 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I didn't see my comment so I'm posting again…i'm a follower! Love that you reached 100 followers. My favorite thing I've done so far is redoing my kitchen this summer. It's a work in progress but it's been fun!

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    Monica
    July 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I'm a follower. 🙂 I love your blog.

    Thanks for doing this give away!

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    The Baggetts
    July 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Loving the give aways and all of your craft tutorials…now if I only had time to actually make some of them.

    My favorite things about summer this year was being about to see my family in Niagara Falls and being about to show my husband around the falls and taking our nieces out to Maid of the Mist (a boat ride that takes you into the falls) and taking them over to Canada. I also enjoyed seeing my grandmother and being about to hang out with her for a couple of days.

    I have also been decorating and painting our new house.

    I enjoy reading your blogs!!!

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    Laura @ Just For Love
    July 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I'm a happy follower and I LOVE your blog!

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    Laura @ Just For Love
    July 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Some of my favorite things I've made so far this summer have been the little fabric flowers. I saw them all over blog-land and just looove making them!

    I really hope I win this giveaway. Everything you made is soooo cute!

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    alli
    July 19, 2010 at 3:47 am

    I'm a follower!

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    Julie @ My Life...Inspired
    July 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I'm a follower! 🙂

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    Julie @ My Life...Inspired
    July 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    My favorite thing I've done so far was to completely chand the look of a little plant stand for my front porch with a little red spray paint, some wrapping paper & mod podge!
    Check it out here http://jsinspired.blogspot.com/2010/07/seeing-red-on-lovely-day.html
    Congrats on 100 followers, the wreath is adorable!

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