Monday, June 6, 2011

100$ Target Giveaway & My 1st Blogiversary


       Hello my dear friends ~ It's hard to believe that I have been blogging for 1 year today!
       It has been a wonderful journey. There were days when I felt like giving up and there
       were days when I did not feel worthy enough in the blog world. When I first started
       blogging I had no idea what I was doing. This past year I loved watching myself
       evolve. I think I'm a better person. I found out that I have a passion for photography,
       who knew? My passion for food is at an all time high.

         I wanted to thank each and every one of you who have graced my page with your
         presence and have taken a brief moment from your life to visit me. It truly touches
         my heart. I read every comment and am in awe of you all. I love the friendships I
         have gained. That to me is the most rewarding part of it all. The wonderful bonding
         of women!!

         In honor of my blogiversary. I wanted to do a little giveaway to my favorite go to
         store. Target, of course. It's my way of saying THANK YOU.

         You can enter 3 times to win and all you have to do is..........

          1) You must follow my blog to enter.
          2) Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about it.
          3) Mention it on your blog or Facebook.

          Good luck! A winner will be picked one week today by Random.org
                       Thank you my sweet Avery for being my hand model.

251 comments:

  1. happy blogoversary!

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  2. Happy 1 year blogaversary :)

    I'm a follower

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  3. congrats! my blogaversary is tomorrow!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  4. I follow your blog.

    Congrats on the blogoversary!

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  5. happy bloggy anniversary! SO glad that i follow and i have gotten to read all your fantastic posts :) much love to you! xo jillian

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  6. Happy Blogoversary Val! Your blog is fabulous and inspiring and a joy to follow =)

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  7. Congratulations on that first blogging milestone, Val! You're doing a great job!

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  8. Hi Val, congrats on your blogiversary, and wow what a huge and generous giveaway. I follow your blog and I'll be sure to post this on mine and my fb :)

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  9. Congratulations! It has been fun following you along this journey. :)

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  10. I posted about your giveaway on my FB status :-)

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  11. Happy Blogiversary! I have enjoyed getting to know you and reading all of your fab recipes! I am a happy follower.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  12. I tweeted about your giveaway, and requested to follow you :)

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  13. Happy blogiversary! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments over the last year! I just completed a photography class and I have found a love for it, too!

    Anyway, I'm a follower and am so excited to be one!

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  14. congratsssss!!!! i love reading your blog and I am happy you continue to inspire me on food and photography :-) and of course, what a FAB giveaway!!!

    I follow on GFC ;)

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  15. I am mentioning on my Facebook

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  16. AND I already follow you on Twitter and will be Tweeting about it!

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  17. Yay! Happy blogversary! What a very generous giveaway. XO

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  18. I follow you via Google Followers :) ~Megan

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  19. Val,
    Congratulations! You have a wonderful blog.Your photos are beautiful and the food always looks yummy! It is an every changing process, and we do learn a little about ourselves along the way. Since I'm new to blogging, I can relate to the feelings you describe, but we keep plugging away and meeting wonderful people on the journey.
    -Lynn

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  20. happy blogoversary! of course i follow you :)

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  21. Congratulations on the blogiversary Val!! So glad we met out here in blogland... and yes, what IS up with all this rain!!! My outside cushions have been in the living room for weeks and we are heating the house yet... in JUNE!!! Insanity! Anyway, I didn't know you were on twitter~I'm off to find you! :) Hugs, Courtney

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  22. oh goodness this is perfect for a college student like me!! I follow you!

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  23. You have one of my FAVORITE blogs of all time! :-) I CANNOT believe you have just been blogging for a year. . . not only do I LOVE your pretty pics. . . we have the EXACT same taste buds. . . mainly MEXICAN food! :-) . . . and sugar. . . and sweets. . . and cinnamon! :-) Just wanted you to know that you are my "go to" for so many different "foodie" events that go on in my life! :-) Happy 1 year! :-)

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  24. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! Great giveaway Val : )

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  25. Congrats to you Val!! I love your fabulous recipes and always look forward to reading:) ps-thanks for a RAD giveaway!!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  26. Aw you're so sweet! I feel blessed to have met you too! Love your blog and delicious recipes! haha

    I'm already a follower :)

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  27. Happy Blogiversary!! Your blog is my go-to for recipes. I love all of the ones I have tried so far. You are so sweet and I just love reading about your life in Southern California. Being from Chicago, it is fun to see how different life is there.

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  28. p.s. I already "follow" you. :)

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  29. Hey Val. congrats on your blogoversary!! Love your recipes!! Aways love your posts! Janet Blondell

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  30. I am mentioning you on my blog. :) I am happy to do that! You're awesome.
    ~cheryl

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  31. Congrats on your one year! <3 your blog.

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  32. Happy Blogiversay!! Love reading your blog, I'm glad you started!

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  33. Yay! Happy anniversay Val. I've enjoyed watching you grow too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. Happy Blogiversary, Val!!! That's so exciting! What a wonderful giveaway. You're so generous to your followers. I just dropped $425 at Target yesterday. An alltime high. Had to furnish a beach house I'm renting this summer. Not pretty at all.... LOL

    I follow you on GFC :)

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  35. And I sent you a twitter request. Didn't realize I wasn't following before. Whoops :)

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  36. Tweet tweet :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/altdawn/status/77794592510062592

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  37. hello,
    Im val
    I have followed from the beginning! I was drawn in cause we share the same name!
    My favorite recipe you have ever posted is the strawberry bruschetta one! mmmmmmmmm! I made a folder where I save all the recipes from you I love!
    thanks for sharing your passions with us!

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  38. Happy 1 year anniversary Val! I ♥ your blog! It's always so interesting to read with awesome pics and I love all the recipes.

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  39. happy blog bday! i am so glad to have discovered your blog- i am always bookmarking your recipes :)

    I follow you on google reader/friend connect yay!

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  40. Congrats of the blogoversary! I've loved following your blog and trying several of your delicious recipes!

    I'm a follower!

    xoxo
    Jenna
    finchjenna@yahoo.com

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  41. Happy one year Blogaversary!!! I love your blog and all of your amazing photos and recipes! You are such a sweet person and you too leave the nicest comments on others blogs! I follow you :)

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  42. Happy happy blog birthday! I always look forward to coming here and see what you are "cooking" up. ; )

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  43. I retweeted and I now follow you on Twitter!

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  44. Happy Blogiversary. I'm a new follower and I love Target. (Doesn't everyone?) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Happy Blogiversary my friend!!! I am so happy that you are here to brighten up our days and stuff our faces!! :) I love it!!!

    I am a happy happy follower!
    XO

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  46. Your blog is so cute. You had me at Target anonymous. I may need to head to Target Rehab myself. Hook a sista up! :)

    Following!

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  47. Congrats on your one year blogiversary! Target is my absolute FAVE store too. I could seriously go to Target EVERY day! I am following via GFC!

    the stylish housewife

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  48. Congrats! Happy 1st Blogiversary!! I very much look forward to all your delicious recipes and beautiful photos in the next year :)

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  49. following via @stylishhwife and tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/stylishhwife/status/77800435364265984

    the stylish housewife

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  50. Happy Blogiversary! I just found you through Let's Count Blessings' blog. I am about to celebrate my 1 year blogiversary at www.fullplateliving.blogspot.com. But I hope to get to a meesley 10 followers...you have me blown out of the water with your following after one short year. Congrats!

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  51. I'm following via Google Friend Connect.
    Congrats on a year! I just discovered your blog recently and I'm looking forward to another awesome year.

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  52. What a great giveaway! Yay! Love Target :)

    And happy Blogiversary!!

    {amyrenepowell@hotmail.com}

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  53. I am a follower and love your blog :)

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  54. Happy Blogiversary! What a great giveaway! $100 stretches so far at Target. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  55. I follow you and I love your blog!

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  56. I requested to follow you on twitter and as soon as I get accepted, I'll tweet about this giveaway! I could totally use this for my upcoming move...you always need new stuff with a move!

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  57. Just tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/Jenna_Finch

    xoxo
    Jenna
    finchjenna@yahoo.com

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  58. Yay enter me please! I follow! Hope you're having a fantastic Monday. I have some great news on my blog today...I'd love for you to check it out! Have a wonderful day honey! Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  59. i follow you of course! how sweet you are to do this! :)

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  60. Happy Blogoversary! I am a follower - just realized I never clicked on to follow you before yet I do read your blog...anyway - congrats!
    -Shelley

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  61. Congrats, love your blog! I'm a follower!

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  62. Congratulations Val! What an accomplishment. You have a lovely blog and I am always excited to see what you post!

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  63. Has it really only been a year? Time really does fly by! Congrats on 1 year!!!! Your blog is beautiful!

    Jennifer
    happy follower

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  64. I follow you :) Your my favorite! What a generous giveaway Val. Hope you had a great weekend

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  65. I follow your cute self on twitter!

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  66. awwwwww Val happy 1 year! <3 of course I follow =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  67. twitter following and tah-weeted! <3 mwah!

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  68. Just stumbled upon your blog and am now a new follower! I love what I've read so far and can't wait to check out some more! =)

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  69. HOLY COW WOMAN- are you kidding me.... I so could use this... kids summer shorts, and DIAPERS!!!

    I totally love you and follow your blog HAPPILY! Thanks for the chance.

    XO WINKS-JEN

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  70. HAPPY 1st Blogiversary!
    I follow your blog.

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  71. TWEET TWEET- I TWEETED IT TOO! winks jen

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  72. FB- THE GIVEAWAY TOO. Crossing all fingers, toes, and eyelashes!!!! CHEESE!!!! jen

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  73. hi Val! your blog is so pretty and congratulations! I'm following your blog, and I totally understand when you say that it's a learning process and usually you don't know what you're doing :P

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  74. I tweeted about the giveaway!! @tracit1997

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  75. I follow your tweets and I "chirped" about it. Sorry about that.corny.comment. I just want to be original you know?! ;)

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  76. Happy blogiversary! I agree that the support and friendships that you end up making with other bloggers is awesome!

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  77. Happy Blogiversary Val. I am so glad to have met you and had the pleasure to read your amazing blog. I am of course following you

    xoxox Hanna

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  78. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted it for you:)

    http://twitter.com/#!/bouffeebambini/status/77826738830327808

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  79. Following your blog. Yay!

    almostmrsanderson@gmail.com

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  80. Requested to follow you on Twitter and Tweeted about you.

    almostmrsanderson@gmail.com

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  81. Shared link to the giveaway on my FB page.

    almostmrsanderson@gmail.com

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  82. Long time follower and lover of all things ValSoCal! ;-)

    Congrats on your one year anniversary!

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  83. Congrats! I am a GFC follower!

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  84. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/alecia8/status/77830002397294592

    alecia8@gmail.com

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  85. I requested to follow on Twitter and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/JASIVRAS/status/77830414487662592

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  86. requested to follow u on twitter!

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  87. Congratulations! I'm a new follower.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  88. I follow you on Twitter.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  89. Val!

    Love your blog and congrats on your first year! I followed you on Twitter

    rmrassi at gmail dot com

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  90. happy blogoversary! and I follow you :)

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  91. Just RSS feeded you on my google reader!

    rmrassi at gmail dot com

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  92. And posted about your awesome first year on facebook!

    rmrassi at gmail dot com

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  93. I think we started our blogs the same day!!

    Congrats and I love all your recipes! My face will always be the avocado mozzarella tomato salad. Yum!!!

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  94. and i mentioned it on my blog henninglove.blogspot.com

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  95. Happy Blogaversary!! I've loved my visits to your blog, you'll have to stop and visit mine. stampinfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  96. I am a new follower! Awesome giveaway!
    pickleandcupcake@gmail.com

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  97. I follow on twitter and tweeted about this giveaway.

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  98. Wow!!! Look at all those comments!?! Happy Anny to your lil - beautiful BIG - blog. I always enjoy reading...I perk up when I see a post, so congrats on being completely lovable. Sign me up....I love Tar-jay!!!!

    Love,
    Meli

    www.melifaif.blogspot.com

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  99. Tweeted this giveaway and asked to follow on twitter. I am @butterjessfly

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  100. i'm a follower and love your blog, happy one year!

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  101. It's on my blog http://wardellgiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/06/valsocal.html

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  102. Happy One Year! Your blog is one of my favorites and I'm not just saying that!! (obviously I'm a follower)

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  103. Oh my! (Have you ever had this many comments?;);)

    Congratulations on your blog-aversary! You have inspired many of us...especially in the kitchen!:)
    Have a wonderful new week!

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  104. I'm a twitter follower and I tweeted about it.

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  105. Happy Blogaversary!! I love your blog Val!! Hugs sweet friend!! Oh and I already follow your blog! =)

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  106. I follow on GFC-Elisabeth G

    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  107. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/egood33/status/77861820119003136

    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  108. shared to FB: http://www.facebook.com/elisabeth.good1/posts/120443791373923

    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  109. Congrats to you!! I have been blogging for almost 3 months and hope to have as much success as you once I hit the year mark! And wowee--$100 to Tarjay! Count me in! (I'm a follower!)

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  110. happy blogoversary...im a follower

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  111. The cute little hands holding the giftcard are the *BEST* part...congrats on one year! I'm just now finding you, thanks to you stopping by, so glad I did! (c: Here's to more great years!

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  112. Happy blogiversery! I'm so happy to have found your blog.
    I follow you now :)

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  113. I requested to follow you on Twitter and tweeted!

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  114. i follow you and want to wish you the happiest blogiversary!

    fingers crossed!

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  115. Newest follower! I must be super lame (or broke) cuz I didn't do anything for my blog anniversary and I've been blogging for 3 years! Headed to Twitter to follow ya!

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  116. Happy Blogiversary! I am a follower via GFC
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  117. Hey Val, I've enjoyed finding your blog and getting to know you a bit. Great blogaversery celeberation :) I'm a follower.
    sporadiccook@gmail.com

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  118. Val,
    First of all happy blogiversary!! I for one am so happy you started blogging! What an awesome giveaway for you to offer!

    I follow of course:)

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  119. Congrats on one year! Following you :)

    ashleyborysewich@gmail.com

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  120. Happy Anniversary Val. What a wonderful giveaway. I will mention this on facebook. I am not good on twitter.

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  121. I'm a follower!
    I love your blog! I've made two of your recipes this week and they were big hits!

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  122. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for hosting such a sweet giveaway, I'm a follower!

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  123. new follower. cute blog!! hugs!! Britt :-)

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  124. Happy blogiversary!! Love reading your blog :)

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  125. happy blogiversary! i'm a new follower :)

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  126. I blogged about it on my Facebook page!!!

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  127. Happy One Year!! I love your blog! Great recipies (still craving more of that kicked up mac-n-cheese!) plus i am obsessed with SoCal. Looking forward to future posts :)

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  128. Yes, I follow you and love your blog!

    Great giveaway!

    Pam

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  129. I follow you! congrats on the 1 year! (:

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  130. Hey friend! You expressed how I feel about blogging so perfectly and you are so beyond generous to offer this fantastic giveaway. You were one of the first people to welcome me into this community and I have so appreciated your warmth, humor, support and encouragement.
    If I win, I promise to split it with Heather! LOL!
    Vanessa

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  131. Just put your giveaway on our facebook page!
    Vanessa

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  132. I am your newest follower! GREAT give away! Fingers crossed! XO, Pinky

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  133. I posted your giveaway link on my FB page!

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  134. Yayyy one year!!! I'm a follower on Twitter =)

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  135. And what a lovely hand model she is. Congrats! I've enjoyed following you. :)

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  136. Wow, congratulations Val! That's so exciting! I already follow your blog of course :)

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  137. And I follow you on Twitter :)

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  138. Val - many congratulations girl! You are so talented and I am SO excited by all your success! Can't wait to see what Year 2 brings for you!!!! I am a follower of your blog. :) (What an AMAZING giveaway!)

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  139. I just linked up to you on my Mod Memento Facebook page! ;)

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  140. Congrats on 1 year! I'm your newest follower!

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  141. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!! What an awarding place to come to and see all your progress along the way. And what a GREAT giveaway!!! xo

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  142. how very exciting!!!!!! congratulations :) i'm your newest follower :) so glad I found your blog - i LOVE LOVE LOVE the layout! so fresh and pretty :) I can't wait to read all about ya :)
    www.themommabird.com

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  143. Yeah! Yeah!
    Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations!

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  144. Just signed up to follow your tweets! I'll be posting about the give away once the request is complete :)
    www.themommabird.com

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  145. Congratulations! I am a new follower

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  146. What a great giveaway!

    I was already a follower:)

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  147. I tweeted about the giveaway.

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  148. Hi Val ~ thanks so much for your sweet comment over at Show Some Decor! Hope you'll pop by again. I've loved browsing your wonderful blog and am now following. :)
    What a super giveaway, too-- Happy Blogiversary!
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

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  149. Gave you a "tweet-out", too. Blessings!

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  150. Amazing giveaway!! I would love to be included. Of course I follow you! xo

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  151. UM...Happy Anniversary! I put it on facebook too!

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  152. Best idea EVER! Happy blogoversary to you!!!!!!!

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  153. Oh happy blogiversary!! Yay!!! I'm happy to follow your blog :) You have a beautiful design and such fun recipes!!

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  154. Happy Anniversary! I followed a link Melanie left on Facebook to find you. What a pretty blog you have.

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  155. You've only been blogging a year??? Holy cow girl - you were born for this! Congrats! And I now follow you on Google (as much as I love your stuff I can't believe I wasn't already following you!)!

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  156. I also follow you on Twitter already and just sent out some tweet-love via @becomingbianca : )

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  157. I posted it on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BecomingBianca

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  158. Happy Blogaversary!!! I'm a happy follower already AND I made your delicious butterfinger dessert - does that get me an extra entry?? LOL!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  159. I follow your blog! Only one year?! You're blog is so awesome. Congrats!

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  160. Congrats...love & follow your blog. Great giveaway...we all need more $$ for Tarjay runs!
    Mrs K

    P.S. For some reason Google won't let me sign in with my account!

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  161. I think Avery has a future in modeling:)

    Happy 1st Anniversary, Val! Love following you and your amazing blog!

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  162. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I'm a follower :)

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  163. Happy Blogiversary! I am a follower. I love the layout of your blog.

    ~Liz

    www.fresh-plate.blogspot.com

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  164. I just discovered your blog today and became your newest follower! Happy blogging anniversary!

    Emily @ http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

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