Past blog hops and challenges

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

My name is Carolyn and I have joined Vicki of 2 Bags Full and 595 other bloggers in this yearly event that Vicki has started as a way to "grow your blog".  Please join the rest of us as we visit each other's blogs and find new blogs to follow thus "growing our blogs".

Again, my name is Carolyn and I live in the Pacific Northwest where I reside with my chow mix dog Hank.  We live in a nice residential area where we take lots of walks even in the rain and snow.

I blog because I design and make jewelry and the blogging allows me to enter blog challenges where we receive beads and design jewelry from the beads received along with beads from our own stash.

I try to blog at least once a week but it has been hard going as the computer is in one room of the house and by the time I relax enough to want to blog it is time for bed.  I got a tablet for Christmas and I haven't figured out how to use Blogger on it.  Any suggestions are welcome.

I will be having a giveaway along with some of the other participants on February 15th.  I haven't made a final decision on what it will be.  Please leave your name and email address along with whether you would like to win beads or a pair of earrings.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you consider following my blog.

Carolyn

80 comments:

  1. I follow your blog already but am always up for a win. I would love to win some beads!

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  2. I'm your newest follower... came to your blog from Vicki's... love your creations.. please do visit my craft blog...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  3. Hello!
    I am popping by as part of the 'grow your blog day' Its such a lovely way to find super new blogs to read...I am joining along with you too.
    bestest weekend wishes
    Daisy j

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  4. I have noticed that while you can blog on tablets, most people can't post pictures. That might help, if you don't mind a 2 step process. (do post whenever, where ever and then later insert the pictures when you have time at your computer)
    I love both beads and earrings, so you can surprise me =)

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  5. Hi Carolyn,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. Your jewelry pieces are beautiful - you are very talented! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. Thank you for the chance to win a pair of earrings. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  6. Hi Carolyn, lovely to meet you at the GYB party :)
    I'll come back to see your giveaway on Feb 15th, but I know I'd like to try and win earrings as I don't bead - your creations are lovely!!

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  7. What a lovely Blog you have. I love your creativity. I am a cardmaker and know the pleasure that making something can bring. Happy Weekend. Judy x

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  8. Hi Carolyn!
    I've been poking about your blog and am so happy to have dropped in! Your work is lovely.
    I'm now a follower through GFC.

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  9. Hello from the GYB party. I really like the leaf necklace and earrings you made and showed in a previous post. If I were to win, a necklace would be my choice.
    My comments are linked to my blog where there is an email icon.
    Enjoy the party!

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  10. Hi Carolyn .... glad you joined the party.
    You have some beautiful jewelry there! Wow! You are quite talented.
    I have an ipad mini ... I'm still learning how to use it .. LOL
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  11. Hi Carolyn,
    Its great to have the opportunity to meet so many people this way. I'm a very new blogger at www.ditsygranquilts.blogspot.co.uk.
    Enjoy the party too!

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  12. Hello Carolyn...Nice to meet you!! .... your blog is very nice! I'm following now, happy Grow your blog!!

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  13. Hi Carolyn. I'm already a follower.

    I'm afraid I can't help you with the Blogger issue because I've never used a tablet before.

    I'd love to win some earrings you've made (1st choice).

    My name is Ana Cravidao, my email is acbeads@gmail.com.

    I'm having a giveaway too at my blog.

    Enjoy the party!

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  14. Hi Carolyn-
    it's nice to meet you. I also make jewelry. Your pieces are very nice and I look forward to following you and hope you would consider following me if interested.

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  15. Greetings, Carolyn! What a lovely talent you have and it is a blessing to meet you and become a follower! Jan

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  16. Hello ,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to take part in your giveaway.Lovely presents.:)
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.
    Bernadett

    I would like a pair of earrings.

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  17. Hi Carolyn and welcome to the party! I can't wait to see more of your creations. Come visit me when you have a chance. Hugs, Terri

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  18. Hello from fellow bead hoarders, er beaders who love to make and fix jewelry. We are visiting as part of the grow your blog party and are so happy to have found your blog,

    Kathy and Deb

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  19. i did't know you could use Blogger on Kindle? - that is news to me. i love earrings. happy weekend. ( :
    hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party.

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  20. Hello, Vicki asked me to be a helper; I'm Sandra from Thistle Cove Farm. Welcome to the GYBP; we're excited you're able to participate this year and thank you for hosting a give-away. Earrings sound delightful!

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  21. I see we've both been part of several of Lisa's blog hops :) Can't wait for the Ocean one coming up- can you? Christie

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  22. Hey Carolyn
    I sometimes use my ipad to post, but I'm over on Word Press... And there's an app for that.

    I hope some folks who are on Blogger hop over and can help you figure it out.

    Enjoy the party!~p

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  23. Welcome to the the Grow our Blog party! So glad to meet you! I love the Pacific Northwest and will actually be coming for a visit in March! I have a pug named Ruby and adore reading and crafting. Please stop by my blog as I have a giveaway, too! I'd love to win a pair of earrings, if I'm the lucky winner on your blog!:) Lori

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  24. I enjoyed reading through your blog posts. Thanks for sharing you wonderful work.

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  25. Grettings, Carolyn, I hope you are discovering lots of new bloggers today :) I know I am. I am afraid to get one of those portable tablet thingies and have to learn blogging all over again (I don't even have a smartphone, just a dumb one LOL).

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  26. Very pretty jewelry. I am looking forward to reading your posts. Thanks for the chance to win, I would pick the beads.

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  27. Stopping by from the GYB party! Glad to get to meet you. I love beads.
    Come by my site for a chance to win my fabulous fifty giveaway.

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  28. Love to use beads in my sewing projects. New follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  29. Hello!
    Nice to meet you!
    Happy Grow Your Blog Party!
    I used to make jewellry too but now I'm dedicated to cross stitch and embroidery.
    You have won a new follower. You have some really great work around here!
    xoxoxoxo

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  30. Hi, Carolyn,
    Visiting from The Grow Your Blog post. Have a daughter that also lives in TPNW. So we visit there frequently. Jewelry making is one thing I Don't do, so admire those who do. Hope you will come visit mine.

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  31. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. I design & create textile art. I blog all the time on my tablet, especially when traveling. My tablet is Microsoft Surface and is very user friendly. You just log into your blog on your tablet the same as if it were your desktop computer. Hope this is helpful.

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  32. Hello from Yukon! I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  33. Well hello there from another in the Pacific Northwest. I have never done any bead work, my mother used to do some and I always thought it was a beautiful way to create.

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  34. Glad to meet you Carolyn! Fun visiting GYB party sites! looking forward to following your blog posts. best, deborah http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  35. Not sure how to use blog on kindle, but I love your leaf set below! Enjoy the party! Aloha

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  36. Carolyn,

    Your handcrafted jewelry pieces are beautiful! I have enjoyed visiting your blog today, courtesy of Vicki's GYB party. Have a beautiful week ahead!

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  37. Earrings please! Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.

    Oh, I found this blog that might be of assistance with your Kindle/ Blogger app problem: http://kindleworld.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-reviewer-myth-that-kindle-fire.html

    aprilsongstress

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  38. You have some beautiful jewelry you have made. I am not a jewelry maker. I saw your color palette and thought QUILT. That's one of my passions. It's amazing how items transfer from craft to craft. Yes, we often change our colors as the process evolves, too. You live in a beautiful part of the country. I've only been to that part twice. I now live in OK where it is hot, hot, hot in the summer. We've had one ice storm and weird weather so far this year. It was in the 60's yesterday and supposed to have a high of 20 tomorrow. I am very glad that I found your blog. You are generous to think about parting with beads or even making earrings for someone. Good luck growing your blog.

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  39. Is nice to meet you Carolyn.....please stop by and visit me too!! If I am lucky enough in the girveaway; you choose the gift. Thank you

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  40. I have enjoyed seeing your challenge entries. I love participating in challenges too.

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  41. Hi Carolyn. I also make jewelry. I am looking forward to following your blog and seeing your creations.

    Lisa
    http://www.lisayangjewelry.com

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  42. Hi Carolyn. I"m visiting from Grow Your Blog. Your jewellery looks very interesting. You're a very clever lady.

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  43. Hello From Mid-Michigan Carolyn!! I'm a new follower who loves the look of beads. I think there is something in the beauty of them. Especially if they are Acorns &/or Oak Leaves!! My dreams to collect enough of them for a charm bracelet in memory of someone who was very close to me. I'm a nature girl at heart who loves greens, blues & browns. Thank You for your generous offer and enjoy the rest of the GYB.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia

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  44. Hi, I found you through GYB hop, I love your jewellery, I do a bit of jewellery making too, I'd love to join in a few blog hops. Happy blogging
    Jill

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  45. Greetings, Carolyn! What a talented jeweler you are! I just love your work. I am an earrings kind of gal and would be honored to win your giveaway. Please come by and say hello at cheekyroseboutique. Blessing, Jan

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  46. What lovely jewelry you create Carolyn! I would be thrilled to win a pair of earrings. I am also having a giveaway so please stop by and say hello. Blessings, Jan

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  47. Fellow Pacific NW native here, thanks for sharing more about yourself. Love your earrings and the beadwork that goes into them.

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  48. So nice to meet you Carolyn via the GYB party. Your jewelry is beautiful!

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  49. Hi, I love that you create jewelry, I would love a pair of earrings. Hope you have a great turn out, Judith

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  50. Surely I'm not the first to visit your blog. Your jewelry is lovely. I would choose earrings.

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  51. Enjoyed visiting your blog. Beautiful jewelry; I'd love to win a pair of earrings.

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  52. such beautiful work, I would love earrings!!!

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  53. Hi Carolyn,
    Just visiting from GYB. Your jewelry looks really pretty. Also that little bird was pretty with the yellow stripe.
    It is nice to meet you. I am a new follower.
    xo jan @ http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  54. Hi Carolyn

    Just wanted to say hi, I've found your blog through the GYB party. I'm really enjoying finding all these new blogs to follow, hope you're enjoying it as much as me.

    I'm mainly a stitcher and quilter, though other things do creep in from time to time.

    All the best,
    Suzie
    www.sillygoosequilts.blogspot.com

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  55. Hi, nice to meet you here. The hop has been great fun. I have subscribed to your feed. Happy hopping!

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  56. Hi Carolyn,
    I found it interesting that you have a bead blog exchange. I also makejewellery, besides not using spacesin my words. I create with seaglass and wire wrapping. I hope you come by my blog for a peek ke care,
    Cindy

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  57. P.S about the tablet. I got this one a year ago. I can't seem to get use to it, can't type rigtht and find I'm having soo much trouble, sorry no advice here.
    Cindy

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  58. Your jewelry is very nice. I'd like to winn earrings.

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  59. Hello, nice to meet you from Grow Your Blog. I would love to have a chance at the beads.

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  60. Hello Carolyn! Visiting your blog from the Grow Your Blog Hop! Last week I visited 30 blogs, and busy throughout the week....the weekend is here now, so visiting 30 more! Lovely blog! So you have a Chow! Beautiful dogs. I have two cats, Romeo and Rose...my precious babies! We are in Southern California, and my mother....85 yrs. young has just informed me, we will be having some rain tomorrow! We sure do need that. I crochet and knit, have been busy, not good about posting pictures, need to start doing that and with a camera....not my cell phone! I love beads! sleecampbe@gmail.com. Visit my blog when you can, www.sanderellascrochet.wordpress.com Hugs, Sandy

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  61. Hi Carolyn
    Good to meet you - I'm visiting from England!

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  62. Hi Carolyn, I'm visiting from GYB and love finding jewellery making blogs. Your creations are lovely and your use of colour is great. I'm looking forward to following you and reading your posts.
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. Hi Carolyn, I am visiting from Germany with the GYBparty. The jewellery you make is beautiful, I especially love those green leafy earrings. I'd like to get a pair in this style should I win...
    Tina

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  64. Hi Carolyn--thanks so much for visiting me. I am now a follower :) I would love to enter the giveaway for the earrings, please. The Into the Forest necklace and earring set you made are GORGEOUS! I love them--you are so talented. Glad to be getting to know you, Diana adirondackgirlatheart@gmail.com

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  65. Hello Carolyn, nice to meet you, I enjoyed browsing your blog and looking at the lovely jewellery you make. I hope you will visit my blog when you have a minute.
    Jackie

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  66. I admire anyone who can make jewelry! Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. I am enjoyng your jewelry style. Visiting from the GYB. Earrings always make a nice prize.

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  68. Hello I am visiting via GYB Hop, love your beads. Hope you have had success with your Kindle.

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  69. You and I both! I have only today made my decision on what I am going to gift ... just need to upload the photos! Can I enter yours please? I don't know whether earrings or beads. Your into the forest earrings are beautiful. On the other hand ... since I do make my own jewellery (although don't have enough occasions to glam up). So if I do win ... however time permits. I am a reply blogger ... alternatively my email is on my profile.

    Enjoy the party!

    Lija
    http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

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  70. I am visiting from GYB and love to look at jewellery - even though I have lots of beads I have never made any. Would love to enter the bead giveaway.

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  71. Didn't realize that there is so much going on in cyber world. Forgive me for coming to the party at the last minute, But 600 blog reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio. Your my 534 blog and 24 hours left to go. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

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  72. Your jewelry is just gorgeous! I have always wanted to learn how to make earrings and necklaces and even bought the tools, but I haven't found a beginner tutorial that fits yet. Your blog has inspired me to find one.

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  73. Hi Carolyn,

    Would be lovely to see a photo of you and your dog Hank! :)

    Anyway, thanks for the chance to win either beads or earrings. If I were the lucky winner, I would choose earrings. :)

    Lots of greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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  74. Reviewing being a newbie blogger I missed some minor details like making comments... But Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party entries are 600 bloggers. My reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio 24 hours left to go now I just review at much as I can. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

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  75. Hi Carolyn, thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, you are entered into the drawing. I started following you also. Best to you in all your adventures this year!

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  76. Reviewing being a newbie blogger I missed some minor details like making comments... But Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party entries are 600 bloggers. My reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio 24 hours left to go now I just review at much as I can. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it

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  77. Earrings would be awesome- love your beads!

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  78. Earring would be great- your beads are awesome!

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  79. Please forgive me for my interrupting you day, but working on a GYB party winner list see @ http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/2014/02/grow-your-blog-party-giveaway-has-115.html/ and I was unable to find your winner name to post this years . We are waiting for the big announcement to be able to post the Grand winner of your beautiful give a way.

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