9.28.2010

The Big 3-0 and a Giveaway! - *CLOSED*

I'm turning 30 today...

To celebrate, I thought I'd do a little giveaway....

I will be giving away one of my necklaces featuring my original artwork!
Which one you'll win, however, is a surprise!

Here's how to enter...

Mandatory 1st Entry:
Leave a comment describing your best birthday memory.
Be sure to leave your name and contact info in case you win!

Bonus Entries:
Follow this blog on "Google Friend Connect" (see sidebar), then leave a comment telling me you did: 1 entry.

Blog about this giveaway, then leave a comment with the link to your post: 2 entries.

Follow me on twitter, then leave a comment telling me you did: 1 entry.

Tweet about this giveaway, then leave a comment telling me you did: 1 entry.

Become a facebook fan, then leave a comment telling me you did: 1 entry.

Share about this giveaway or suggest my page to your friends on facebook, then leave a comment: 1 entry.

Purchase something from my website or Etsy shop: 5 entries.

Add my button to your sidebar (grab the code on my sidebar), then leave a comment telling me you did: 3 entries.

Make sure you leave comments and your e-mail address for each separate entry -
 it makes life much easier! Thanks!

I will announce the winner sometime next week! Stay tuned....
*This giveaway is now CLOSED*
Thanks for entering! Stay tuned for future giveaways....

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111 comments:

  1. Well shoot, I won once before, might as well enter again, eh? ;-) Best birthday memory: That would have to be my 17th birthday when Peter drove all over town making a video of my friends wishing me happy birthday. But a close second (if not a tie) was the birthday when you (and the homeschool group) totally surprised me with the party. It's the only time I've had something like that done and you all got me good! ;-)

    HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY and may you have MANY more!

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  2. Hi Beth! I rarely win contests, but that's okay because I'm still blessed beyond anything I deserve :-)

    Best birthday memory was my 37th. Our first year in Germany, and without a car. John and I and our girls took a train to Andechs, because I read about a nice day hike there to a monastery/brewery. From the train station, we tried following the trail in the book, but got very lost (typical). Ended up on a grassy hillside singing the "Sound of Music" after seeing some *real* nuns taking dips (not skinny) in a pond below us. We finally climbed up a steep hill and found the monastery, only to discover we were too late for any meals and it was about to close. I quickly bought a few postcards, to which Joy replied, "We came all this way for a postcard?!?" That's been a family saying every since! LOL!

    We discovered a shuttle bus that took us back to the train station, where we all ran to catch the last train to Augsburg. Nothing like a little adventure to make my day! :-)

    This year was pretty good too...living in my favourite city, Ottawa, is a gift in itself!

    Thank you for this sweet way of celebrating YOUR birthday! I will be 'tweeting' you later, Linda

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  3. And I posted about it on the blog...hey, it worked last time! ;-)

    http://carriesbusynothings.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway.html

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  4. And since two was a winner last time, I'll throw another one in the pot this time - I posted about your blog post (and mine) on Facebook and tagged you in it. And P.S. I think you have my contact info. ;-)

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  5. I have so many wonderful birthday memories, it's hard to choose just one! I guess I'll go with last year's birthday, when I turned 17. We'd only been living here for about a year, and yet I was surrounded by the dearest of friends and had an absolute blast - I was so touched! That God would bless me with such friends is beyond me, but I'm glad He did. :-)

    Oh, also we had planned to spend the day swimming, canoing, and doing other outdoor activities at the river, but it rained. We still had my party, here at our house, and hung out playing games and having airsoft battles! LOL, you know you have good friends when it doesn't matter what you do together, just as long you're together.

    Okay I'm done now. :-) Happy birthday!

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  6. I suggested your facebook page to friends!

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  7. Whew! I'm on a roll today - I put your Etsy button on the sidebar of the blog. :-)

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  8. Hmmm...Best birthday memory? I've gotta go with being 4 years old and getting a preemie Cabbage Patch Kid. I basically freaked out!!! What a dream! I want another now!!!

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  9. My best birthday memories are of my kids birthdays not mine! Does that count? I remember their first bdays and cake all over their faces!

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  10. I'm already a fan on facebook! That's how I found your giveaway!

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  11. I already follow you on Twitter, too :D

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  12. My Best Birthday Memory: Hmmmm. Probably my 21st birthday scavenger hunt. My friends and I broke into two teams, drove all around the city looking to cross things off of a massive list and had a blast doing it! It was a great way to spend the afternoon and much more memorable than the debauchery that followed that night. :)

    If I win (which I hope I do!!) you can email me at: a.foreign.land@gmail.com

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  13. My funniest birthday memory is of the cake I received for my 18th birthday. We traditionally celebrate my birthday with a Dairy Queen ice cream cake since my birthday falls around the same time the local DQ store opens in the town where I grew up.

    Mom must have been gone or busy when it was time to pick out my 18th birthday cake, because Dad selected one with a huge baseball and White Sox logo that said, "Happy Birthday Paige, Go White Sox!" We aren't even White Sox fans!

    Paige, paiger2@hotmail.com.

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  14. I also became a fan on Facebook.

    Paige, paiger2@hotmail.com

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  15. My best birthday memory is coming home from golfing with my dad to a suprize party my school friends organized with my mom.

    Happy Birthday Beth! It has been really neat being able to see all of your beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing.

    Sarah McPeak Payne (sjm2v @ virginia . edu)

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  16. Happy Birthday!

    My favorite birthday have been since I became a mom. I never know what kind of surprises are awaiting me!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

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  17. My best birthday memory was when my friends threw me a surprise birthday party 4 months after my birthday. I walked in the door and I couldn't figure out who they were all yelling "surprise!" for.

    lannywh(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  18. My favorite birthday memory was when I got to go swimming with dolphins for my 6th birthday!
    - Oceanic.Wonder@gmail.com

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  19. Happy birthday, 30 is such a special milestone I think :) My best birthday was the year I turned 21, I was in New Zealand, and that birthday is HUGE down there. I had all my friends with me,and for the only time in my life had a real party, I felt loved and protected, safe and where I should be. It was wonderful. I adored NZ, and think of it often!
    tracyschultz AT yahoo DOT com

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  20. I followed you on GFC!
    - Oceanic.Wonder@gmail.com

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  21. I liked you on fb (Sam L.)
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  22. Hi Beth I just LIKED you on Facebook!!! my email is oodlesofdoodlesstudio@gmail.com

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  23. Hi Me again!!!:O) I have been a fan for awhile so your Button is already on my sidebar:O) and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!:O)

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  24. Me again! Happy Birhtday!!!!:O)

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  25. My best birthday memory was my first sleepover when I was 8! Coolest birthday ever.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  26. Best birthday memory... my 21st! I spent it with my three closest girlfriends, sipping martinis at a quiet place downtown Minneapolis. My birthday is in May, so in college this fell during finals week. Only a few people were out, it was a weekday night, and I'm not a big fan of crowds and crazy parties, but I do like a night with my girlfriends! It was perfect :)

    doniree at gmail dot com

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  27. Stephen Sharpe...Probably my 10th birthday...a fun day at the skating rink with my friends and a new bike as a present. The same birthday I got baptized as well. Hard to beat that.

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  28. My best birthday memory is of my 40th birthday. I unknowingly helped to plan and decorate a full blown - announcements and all Spring Fling Ball held in my own honor. Cinderella theme.My Fairy Dot Mother literally Dot Rowe revealed herself to me along with my not so ugly stepsisters Kathy Whitson, Theresa Aubrey, and Scherry Graham. My coachman picked us up after our transformation had been made complete by our wonderful Lady on Waiting Cassie Miller and off to the Ball for the night to meet Prince Charming - My husband Carter - along with a court of about 100 or more attendees. After being recieved most graciously and presented with the royal glass slippers and crown we reminisced, ate and danced the night away. One to NEVER forget! MELANIE WARDEN

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  29. my favorite birthday memory is from I think my 13th birthday party? My best friend and I decided to do a real-life version of one of my board games, which entailed my dressing up as a witch and hiding items all over my house. It was crazy, but fun!

    a(dot)long(at)tcu(dot)edu

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  30. My best birthday memory: my first bday spent with my husband (then-boyfriend). He surprised me by inviting some out-of-town college friends for the weekend and arranging a bunch of fun activities!
    teresacline2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Happy birthday to you! My favorite birthday memory was when my daddy filled a wagon full of hay, attached it to a tractor, and took all of us at my party on a long hayride. There was a full moon shining on us as we shivered underneath blankets in the hay. It was the end of October and quite chilly. We had so much fun that I've never forgotten it, and that was a long time ago.

    Your jewelry is adorable! I'd wear the necklace with pride if I won it.

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  32. my best birthday memory was when my now husband made me a cake from scratch, and surprised me with an antique leaded-glass window he knew i coveted. nothing quite says love as a window. :-)
    thanks!
    shenais
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  37. The day I turned 28 I was totally broke so I told my friends there's gonna be no party, no drinking, no nothing. So I was sitting in my room, watching TV when I heard the door bell. My friends came with two bottles of wine and a cake to surprise me :)
    That's my sweetest birthday memory!Because I had my friends there with me.

    abstufftobuy@gmail.com

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  38. I am a new follower with GFC

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  39. My favourite birthday memory is of a year when we didn't have enough money to do much to celebrate. I slept in late and when I woke up it was to my boyfriend bustling around in the kitchen, preparing all my favourite children's birthday party treats. By lunchtime, the table was covered with fairy bread, sausage rolls and other treats, it was the sweetest thing anyone's done for me.

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  40. I'm already following via GFC as Jasmine1485

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  41. I'm already following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  42. I'm already a fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

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  43. Happy cake-day! :)
    My best birthday memory is.. um.. When my friend gave me his first guitar as a gift because I once told him I wanted to learn to play it since the 5th grade! :>
    Vilija,
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow you via GFC :)
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  45. When I turned 10, my mom let me have a Colonial-style tea party, complete with the china tea set and crumpets and everything. It was a blast!

    Your artwork is gorgeous, BTW!

    maria.the.uncommon at gmail dot com

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  46. My best birthday memory is of a party thrown for me when I was home from college one summer. It was so much fun as it gave me the chance to see friends I hadn't seen for several years.

    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  47. My best birthday memory was when I thought everyone forgot and my best friend showed up (he was far away during that time) and I got to spend that night with him and my other 2 best friends


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  48. One best birthday memory: my grandparents surprising me by bringing my best friend from an hour and a half away to visit! Another: my mom decorating my cake each year, however I wanted it!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. My best birthday memory was the time my mom filled our entire living room with colorful helium balloons, and when we came home from my birthday dinner with friends we had to walk through all the bright ribbons hanging down everywhere.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  50. Best birthday? hmm...I went to Disney World on my 18th with a friend and her family. That was pretty awesome.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    :)
    -Leslie
    carykhepburn{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  51. I became your fan on facebook

    sunshine4342 at juno dot com

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  52. One of my favorite birthday memories is my mom making me a Texas sheet cake each year. It's my favorite cake. My best friend's mom is a professional cake decorator and she would decorate the cake with pink for me.

    sunshine4342 at juno dot com

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  53. My best birthday memory is from last year. It was the day before my husband left for Iraq. I felt very blessed to be able to spend his last day in the US in beautiful Mississippi. We went shopping, he bought me a diamond necklace and diamond earrings. Both were heart shaped. After our shopping trip we went to our hotel room ordered food in ate dinner together and took a nap. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

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  54. My best birthday memory is from when I came home and my husband had put up a big corner desk and a new chair together for me.

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  55. My favorite birthday memory was when my parents threw me a birthday party. It was in winter, so we couldn't go into the pool, but we - my friends - played with the flowers and balloons.

    It was great. :)

    (luckyblue13@gmail.com)

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  56. i don't know why i remember my 3rd birthday, but i remember a beautiful cake my mom made with a yellow mama duck and her babies walking across the top - and sharing it with all my preschool buddies. i think i even still have that plastic yellow mama duck somewhere...

    jnm434 at yahoo dot com

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  57. My best bday memory must be when i am in university. My friends make a surprise for me :) They come to my dorm at night ! Only few minutes before my birthday done ! :)


    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    Anw, i also have giveaway, it is F21 statement ring.
    Have time, or want to try your luck? Join it. Cause merrier is more fun.

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Hi, gorgeous giveaway. Please enter me.
    I am already follower trough google friend connecter name liz.

    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    Anw, i also have giveaway, it is F21 statement ring.
    Have time, or want to try your luck? Join it. Cause merrier is more fun.

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. Already fan in FB name doki doki co :)

    Hi, gorgeous giveaway. Please enter me.
    I am already follower trough google friend connecter name liz.
    I spread your giveaway here http://pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com/2010/09/hello-september-hello-new-luck-and-say.html

    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    Anw, i also have giveaway, it is F21 statement ring.
    Have time, or want to try your luck? Join it. Cause merrier is more fun.

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

    My best birthday was spent in Scotland with my best friend!

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  62. This is so great of you!

    Hmm... My best birthday memory is actually several memories :) Through high school, I had one best friend, and on our birthdays, we would buy two cupcakes and sit for ourself and talk and have a great time between two classes. I really miss that now that we go to seperate schools... It wasn't really a big deal, but now it is something I remember.

    Mail: ane_lh@hotmail.com

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  63. My best birthday memory is when I got 3 cakes! One made by my best friend (strawberry and cream, 20 cm tall!), one made by my grandmother with cream and little yellow flowers, and one made by my mom (chocolate pudding)

    erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Hi! Well, my memory would be was when I was 13, my mom told me that she was pregnant and that I would have a baby brother or sister. The funny part was I didn't know she was pregnant..she didn't look pregnant to me. So that birthday sticks out in my memory. LOL :)

    Beautiful giveaway!
    aliasgirl1976@yahoo.com

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  65. My best birthday memory is when I was in High School and my Mom made my favorite potatoes for my birthday after school. That is all I can remember from that day..but it is what sticks out in my mind.

    faeriesmak at gmail dot com

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  66. I follow you on Google Connect!

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  67. I am a fan of yours on Facebook!

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  68. I've always loved birthdays spent with family and friends. They are life's greatest blessings. My favorite birthday memory was when I was a kid and had everything I wanted in the world (not material things).
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  69. following your blog via gfc as khrista porcadilla
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  72. I suggested you to friends on Facebook!

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  75. I follow on Twitter (BlogGiveaways)

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  76. I tweeted this giveaway on Twitter (BlogGiveaways)

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  77. My favorite birthday memory was when I turned 26 and my husband organized a party for me. He put so much hard work into it, and it made me feel very loved :)

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  78. It was wonderful time when i was 20!! i was a student at the university and my friends invited me to other dormitory for a while where I was given 20 red roses. I was so surprised!
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  79. I am your twitter follower (Lubaska)
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  80. I like you on FB (Lubka Kotmanikova)
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  81. I follow this blog. Lubaska
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  83. I shared a giveaway on my FB wall:
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  84. My best birthday memory was going home, when I didn't think I would!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  85. My best birthday memory?

    My fifteenth birthday party (which I held a day after my birthday so that it would be on Friday 13th [does this still count?]) dancing and jumping to Blur - Song 2 :)

    teapotofkarmaATgooglemailDOTcom

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  86. Happy birthday! My best birthday memory was a huge party when I was 9. We have pictures of all the girls in my class doing a "Rockette" kick line in our tiny kitchen.
    kkql@aol.com

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  87. I was having a really bad few weeks(miscarriage, car accident), pretty much the worst in memory. I was turning 30 and thought was really sad about that too. Hubby took me out for a nice breakfast and when we came home all my friends who live over 1 hour away had snuck in the house decorated, brought food and surprised me! I really needed that. They worked so hard to cheer me up!
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  89. Happy birthday and Thanks for the great giveaway!

    My best birthday memory... My hubby cooked sushi for me on my 24th birthday! Yummy!

    Elena
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com
    http://endles-s-summer.blogspot.com/

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  90. I already follow this blog on "Google Friend Connect" (Elena)

    Elena
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  91. I follow you on Twitter @elenarudaya

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  92. I tweeted http://twitter.com/elenarudaya/status/26303262646

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  93. I am already a facebook fan (Elena Rudaya)

    Elena
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com
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  94. I shared your giveaway info on FB http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000878484384&v=wall&story_fbid=159903667362470&ref=mf

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  95. My best birthday memory was seeing my boyfriend who drove 8 hours to visit for my birthday!

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. My best birthday was a luau party at the pool, I was probably 10!
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  100. My best birthday memory was last year. I am studying in a college outside of my country, so I am far away from my friends and family. I was sorda disapointed to spend my birthday alone for the first time. My parents surprised me with a visit for my birthday! it was the best present ever!

    lagringa_009 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  101. Im following you on twitter. My twitter name is thejoyoffashion.

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  103. 30th b-day...my husband threw me a surprise birthday party & I was 6 months pregnant with my 2nd child. ;)

    Natkar06 [at] gmail [dot] com

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