My very first GIVEAWAY!

Yeah!!!! I'm having my very first GIVEAWAY!!! I'm so excited!!!! I love to partecipate to all the lovely giveaways and I was so happy when I won one! It was "The Sewing Book" from Nadine at The Design Notebook

When I received my parcel, I decided that I would like to have my own giveaway, because I would love to make someone else as happy as I was when I opened my gift!

While I was thinking about all this stuff, I received a mail from sweet Michelle at Amor Designs. She asked me if I could feature her etsy shop on my blog!


Gasp! I was thrilled! So I visited her shop and totally felt in love with her beautiful burlap cushions covers....


...and I tought..."What a fantastic gift for a giveaway!!!"



I asked Michelle if it was ok for her to have her fab Shop featured while I was hosting my very first giveaway that would be one of her amazing burlap cushions cover. She agreed, and not only made a discounted price for the cover I chose, but also gifted me with 4 chic vintage magnets!

That's the burlap cushion cover I've choosen for you....



...and these are the 4 vintage crowne magnets that generous Michelle added for my giveaway!



INTRODUCING: AMOR DESIGNS

Please go to Michelle' Shop to have a look around, I'm sure you will be amazed by her fantastic style and also pop by Michelle's blog to say hello. She posts a lot of DIY projects and home renovations/decorations tips!

1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.


My name is Michelle and I live in Melbourne, Australia. Currently engaged and living with my boyfriend Al. We have a beautiful 3 year old boy and his name is Kaelon. I love anything about French Provincial, Beach Cottage and Shabby Chic style. I spend most of my spare time sewing my cushion covers or painting furnitures which I also restore. I find sewing/painting very relaxing. Probably sounds strange to you, but when your busy all day its nice to just sew/paint and not have to talk to anyone. When I'm not painting/sewing I spend my time with my son.

2. How and when did you decide to start your shop?
I decided to start my shop when my friends wanted to know where I purchase my cushion covers and furnitures from.

3. Where do you get your inspirations?
I get my inspirations from items that are very finely handcrafted specially those from early 19th century European style artworks.


GIVEAWAY RULES




Ok, you all know the rules to enter the draw: 

1. Leave a comment here during the next 7 days;
2. Become a follower (if you aren't already) to have a second chance to win;
3. If you post about my giveaway or put the link on your sidebar, you can have a third chance to win.


Just let me know if you are a follower or if you post about my giveaway with separate comments, as I will use random.org.

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, May 26 at 8 pm (local time).

I will announce the winner on Thursday, May 27.



I just hope you like this gift....good luck Ladies! And remember to check Michelle' Shop and her lovely Blog!


130 commenti

  1. Oh Mara, what a lovely first giveaway! I have admired Michelle's cushions so I am thrilled to have a chance to win one! Thanks for the opportunity. xx

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  2. I am also a follower of your blog! xx

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  3. Ciao Mara!
    Wowwwwww, che splendido cuscino...starebbe proprio bene da me!!!! ;-)
    Come ben sai sono una tua sostenitrice e adesso vado a mettere un bel link al tuo giveaway sul mio blog!
    Bacio bacio e in bocca al lupo a tutte le partecipanti!
    Fra

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  4. Grande Mara!! Adoro i cuscini di Michelle!! Partecipo, voglio anch'io uno di qusi cuscini.... ;)

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  5. E ovviamente sono una follower affezionatissima!!! Complimenti per il giveaway è bellissimo xxx

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  6. eccomi, eccomi!!! Meraviglioso give away.incrocio le dita!!!

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  7. ma come si fa a non seguirti?!

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  8. I love the cushion and the magnets. On my way over to check out her shop. Thanks for sponsering the give-a-way.

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  9. I am follower of your great blog.

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  10. Mi sembra di rivedere il mio stesso giveaway di qualche settimana fa :-)
    Questa volta partecipo così magari ho la fortuna di vincere uno di questi splendidi cuscini.

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  11. what a fun giveaway Mara! Her cushions are gorgeous! Hope you enjoy your day!
    XO
    Kristin

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  12. Oh Mara, this is so beautiful. Thanks for dropping by. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  13. What a gorgeous giveaway, the cushions are fab.

    Merci et a tres bientot,

    Leeann

    p.s. I am already a follwoer of your lovely blog!

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  14. Ciao Mara!
    Che bellezza questo cuscino! Come potrei non partecipare? Già sto pensando che sul mio divano starebbe meravigliosamente ;)
    Vinca il più fortunato!

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  15. Come potrei non seguire il tuo fantastico blog?

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  16. Love her pillows-so pretty! :) I would love to win!

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  17. Ciao Mara! :-)
    Che carina che sei stata... il cuscino è stupendo..ottima scelta!!
    ...incrociamo le dita!!
    Un bacione
    Etta

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  18. Sono tua sostenitrice da quando ho scoperto il tuo blog!!
    Un bacione
    Etta

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  19. Luv the pillows... I will check out her shop on Etsy.

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  20. It is fun to host a giveaway! The pillow is so lovely! What a treat!

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  21. Following now! This is a great giveaway!

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  22. Burlap is fantastic, love it! Do enjoy your gorgeous Giveaway, Mara. I'm sure you will make one lucky lady smile ear-to-ear! Off now to visit Michelle... xx

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  24. Mara, of course I'll enter your giveaway! I hope I will win!!

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  25. I am a follower as you know:)

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  26. And I will go right now and place your link in my sidebar! Have a great day!

    Kristin :)

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  27. It is beautifull,I m a follower of your blog, and I put the link on my sidebar:)

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  28. Dear Mara,
    thank you for your lovely comment. I'm so glad about it.
    I'm very happy too that you are a follower of my blog now.
    Unfortunately I have not understood the language :C) Is it italien? I'm so sorry.
    Your first giveaway is so great. I love this cushion.
    I'm a new follower of your blog now!
    Hugh
    Lucia

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  29. Great giveaway Mara- thanks so much for letting me know about it!

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  30. Dear Mara,
    thank you so much! You are so nice.
    Have a great day.
    Hugh, Lucia

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  31. I love your white Paris pillow Mara! :) I hope you have fun with your first giveaway! Yay! :)

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  32. Dear Mara, Thank you for stopping by and remind me about your first giveaway!!! How gorgeous her pillows are...I love them all!!
    I would love to be the winner!
    But good luck to everybody!
    Li :-)

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  33. I'm also your follower...
    And I'll post on my sidebar about your giveaway Now!
    Ciao, Li

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  34. LOVING all of these sweet cushion covers and also loving your sweet blog, Mara! You know that I'm a follower, already : ) xx P&H

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  35. Questi cuscini sono meravigliosi e il tuo giveaway...anche!!!
    I'm a follower and I put the link on my sidebar!!! Good luck to everybody and thank for this so nice opportunity!!!
    Vale

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  36. Ciao Mara ho appena scoperto il tuo blog, molto bello e sarei contenti di parteciapre al tuo bellissimo give away, il cuscino è favoloso!!!
    Un abbraccio e a presto!!! Annamria

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  37. Inutile dirti che seguirò il tuo blog con piacere!!!

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  38. Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Good luck to everyone for this giveaway!

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  40. Beautiful cushions, very talented.
    I've been a follower! pls enter me...
    Good luck to everyone!!

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  41. oh Mara thank you for the opportunity. The cushions are gorgeous. What a lovely giveaway..you have fabulous taste. take care Kym X

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  42. I am also a follower of your blog Kym X

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  43. Hi Mara just found you through Tina of Rubies Place.
    What a great giveaway.
    Look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Alison

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  44. Hi Mara I have just become a follower of your beautiful blog
    Alison

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  45. Fantastic first giveaway, would love to hav the chance to win!
    alicia

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  46. oh and now I'm a follower too!
    alicia :0)

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  47. ahahaha!! Mara il tuo giveaway è splendido! Partecipo eccome!!

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  48. sempre stata follower e sempre lo sarò ;-)

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  49. aggiunto il link alla sidebar. mi sa che ho fatto tutti i compiti per casa oggi!!
    Speriamo bene!
    baci
    Flaviana

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  50. Dzień Dobry

    Jestem Ada,która z e-mailem po poduszkę wpada :)
    wara@poczta.forward.pl
    ADA

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  51. Mara, this has got to be one of the best giveaways - I am in the process of introducing more shabby French pieces into my home, and this would be the perfect addition! I just stumbled across your blog and so happy I did - I'll be visiting often :)
    -Deirdre

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  52. this is a lovely giveaway! let me check out the criteria to join...im already your follower! have a great day verbena cottage

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  53. adoro questi cuscini...mi fanno pensare alla Francia...ed alla mia vacanza in provenza...complimenti giveaway stupendo!!!
    baci marta

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  54. Hi dear Mara,
    I was just a few days not online and almost missed your wonderful give away! Of cours I would like to join it. :-) I am already a follower. But will link your give away. Hugs Yvonne

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  55. I linked your wonderful give away! Hugs Yvonne

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  56. Oh my what a lovely giveaway..please please enter my name..her cushions are amazing. xxoox

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  57. I do follow your lovely blog! xoxoxo

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  58. Hi Mara

    Lovely giveaway! You know i'm a follower and i've put your giveaway on my sidebar!

    Pamela xo

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  59. Am new to your blog but would love for you to visit mine...and of course, would LOVE to win your GIVEAWAY! I am a Francophile...love ANYTHING with a French flair or design...or the REAL DEAL.

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  60. Hi again Mara, I just wanted to let you know that I have left an award for you on my blog today! Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  61. Congratulations on your first giveaway Mara:) Michelle's cushions are indeed beautiful, she is a very clever and talented lady! thank you so much for the chance to enter your giveaway! Wishing you and your sweet family a wonderful weekend my lovely friend. Big hugs to you ~ Tina xx

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  62. And I am a long-time follower of your beautiful blog my sweet friend ~ Tina xx

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  63. Buondì!!!
    Non è possibile pensare di non partecipare anche se non ho mai vinto nulla...
    Ringrazio te e Michelle per la possibilità!!
    Buon fine settimana, Anna.

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  64. Hi Mara,
    I just found your blog through Dreamy Whites and am now a follower. What a fantastic giveaway! I too am from Australia & had no idea about Amor Designs, so thank you!
    ~ Clare x

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  65. Ciao Mara che ridere c'è chi scrive 3 volte x prendere i cuscini ma cosa hai fatto!!io adoro le calamite!!

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  66. That is a wonderful giveaway! Love these cushions, would love to win, and of course I'm a follower!

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  67. Ciao Mara spero che questo tuo giveaway possa essere un mio prio regalo di compleanno!!!!!( Li compio il 31!!!)

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  68. hi mara! i just posted a link of your giveaway in my blog. exciting! have a great weekend! m

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  69. Yay, please count me in!
    ps I'm having my first ever giveaway as well!!

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  70. I have put this on my sidebar XX

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  71. Hi Mara,
    How sweet you are to host such a lovely give away. I would love to win this sweet cushion.
    Donna

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  72. Hi Mara,
    Donna again. I am a follower of your lovely blog .
    Donna xx

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  73. Hi Mara,
    Me again. Just posted about the giveaway on my blog.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    Donna xx

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  74. I love your blog is amazing, I follow your blog and I added link with button on my blog, come in!!!Kiss and thank you for this opportunity!!!

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  75. Il tuo blog è favoloso davvero....ah come hai fatto a mantenere tre colonne nel layout ma avere le immagini del post grandi???E' da tanto che ci provo....!!!

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  76. Well done for a lovely giveaway. I saw your button at Shabby home where Lara put mine up too!

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  77. Thank you for this amazing giveaway, and for letting us know about this shop. thevanandthecart[at]gmail[dot]com

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  78. I'm a follower now.
    thevanandthecart[at]gmail[dot]com

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  79. Dear Mara,
    As you know, I'm a Follower ! XXXX

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  80. .... and, what beautiful cushions. A very generous giveaway andsomething that anyone of us would be thrilled to receive. XXXX

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  81. Love your blog - just gorgeous. Thank you for hosting such a beautiful giveaway.

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  82. I am now a follower and look forward to receiving updates from you in the future.

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  83. I am really getting into the idea of using burlap fabric for decorating. This pillow is a perfect example of how gorgeous it can look if done right. Please enter me into the contest!
    thorandellie AT gmail DOT com

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  84. P.S. I'm your newest follower.
    thorandellie AT gmail DOT com

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  85. I posted your link on my sidebar for your giveaway :)

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  86. Hello! I'm a new follower=0) I love all things European, ahhhahhaa!

    xoxo,
    Carol

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  87. They are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

    *hugs-Peninia Art
    http://peniniaart.blogspot.com/

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  88. Hi Mara ~ Lovely blog you have. I never enter giveaways but when I spotted that pillow on My Verbena Cottage I had to run over here and enter! lol
    I first saw the pillow when Kellie did a post on Ada & Darcy and have been coveting the pillow ever since! I am going to check out the talented designers web right now. Thanks for a chance to win! ~Debby xo

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  89. Hi Mara...I'm a new follower and love your blog : )
    ~Stacey

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  90. I've posted your lovely giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks for hosting the giveaway...what a gorgeous pillow!!!
    ~Stacey

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  91. Lovely giveaway from a lovely blogger! Please add my name to the list! K xx

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  92. Oh, and it goes without saying that I am already a follower! K xx

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  93. I love your blog and it's design! This is a wonderful giveaway!! Thank you for the chance to win!! :)

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  94. ciao, piacere di conoscerti!!!che adorabili cuscini!!!
    se posso partecipo volentieri e ti seguo anche, perchè il tuo blog è veramente moooolto bello^_^
    ti posto nel mio secondo blog:
    http://lullaby-unmondodicandy.blogspot.com/

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  95. What a great giveaway! I'm loving burlap at the mo so I'm very excited to see such a gorgeous giveaway! Please count me in :)

    I found your lovely blog via verbena cottage!

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  96. I've also added a little link in my side bar!

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  97. Please count me in!
    How nice will be to win your first giveaway!

    You are such a lovely girl!

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  98. what a wonderful givaway!! I am a new follower!

    PS. I just found your blog-and I am so glad I did_LOVE IT!

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  99. So glad someone else's post about this giveaway led me to your blog. I love it and will happily become a follower.

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  100. Hello!
    I love your blog and I really want to enter the lottery.
    Hugs,
    Lu Alves
    lucianasilva.adv @ gmail.com

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  101. Hello!
    I am a follower of your blog.
    Hugs,
    Lu Alves
    lucianasilva.adv @ gmail.com

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  102. Ciao... ho scoperto solo oggi il tuo blog e devo dire che è stupendo... complimenti davvero! In più siamo entrambe di Padova e io mi sto laureando in marketing, quindi meglio di così non si può!^_^
    Partecipo molto volentieri a questo tuo giveaway che trovo bellissimo e ovviamente da oggi ti seguirò molto volentieri..!
    Un bacio, Eleonora.

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  103. What a wonderful giveaway! The pillow is gougeous oand so are the magnets!

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  104. I follow your blog! But not because I have to, but because it's beautiful!!

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  105. Hola...me encanta tu blog y me gustaria participar a tu blog candy. Me encantaria poder sentir la felicidad de ganar alguna vez algo..juajuajaua, espero que tengas un dia estupendo. Besos de una argentina que vive en milano. Anapetit
    perdon por la escritura use un traductor de google

    Hello ... I love your blog and I would like to participate in your blog candy. I would love to feel the joy of winning something .. juajuajaua ever, hope you have a wonderful day. Kisses from Argentina who lives in a kite. Anapetit
    sorry for writing use a google translator

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  107. Soy tu seguidora

    I'm a fan of blog for a while

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  108. ya lo publique en mi blog

    and publish it on my blog

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  109. These are just lovely! I'm a follower!!!

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  110. Ciao Mara, partecipo al tuo giveaway. Sono diventata tua sostenitrice e messo il link dal mio blog.
    Incrocio le dita. Il regalo è veramente carino.

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  111. What a fabulous giveaway. I found you through the Shabby Nest. Love your blog. I have become a follower.

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  112. Hi Mara,
    I am putting your "giveaway" button in my blog "The best of Life"
    I am following you too.
    Thank you,
    Maria

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  113. How sweet of you to make someone else happy simply because you are happy. You picked a fabulous prize & it would look so lovely in my office which I've decided to give a French flair, but I'd have to be lucky enough to win lol.

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  114. CIAO,
    CHE BELLO IL TUO BLOG, NON TI CONOSCEVO, MA MI SONO ISCRITTA SUBITO TRA I TUOI SOSTENITORI E DA OGGI TI SEGUIRO' SEMPRE ANCHE PERCHè MI PIACCIONO TANTISSIMO I TUOI LAVORI. SONO FANTASTICI !!
    CORRO A POSTARTI SUL MIO BLOG, E SPERO DI VENCERE QUESTA MERAVIGLIA !!

    XXX
    COCCINELLE

    PS:PASSA DA ME!! SEI LA BENVENUTA.

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  115. Love the pillows.
    I am also, having a giveaway so I hope you check it out too.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries
    http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

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