Saturday, May 1, 2010

a grateful giveaway....



Welcome to my new blog!...and since I feel like celebrating the occassion...I am having my very first giveaway, too!

(If you would like the long-winded explanation of why I have made this nail-biting leap of faith and changed my blog and business name keep on reading...otherwise skip to the end of this post for the giveaway details!)

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I am so grateful to have found this world I call 'blogland'...

I am grateful for so many things it has brought to me in the short time I have been doing it. It has given me an outlet to share my little busniess with you and it offers endless inspiration for my life and home.

But most of all...I am eternally grateful for the new friends I have made. People I never knew existed, but yet somehow...some way...I was lucky enough to meet these wonderful girls and they have been just plain good to me for no reason at all. I feel so lucky.

I have been agonizing over the direction and "feel" of my little business for a couple of years now. I have such a secure audience, it was easy to get stuck in a rut. I felt like a machine...painting furniture day after day, always in the same style - never being able to afford the time to branch out and explore a slightly different style for my customers that I secretly had in my own home. I still love what got me here...but once in a while a girl needs to change, you know?

That brings me to two fabulous girls that have been so supportive of me these last few months...Tara & Andrea. For these two girls especially today, I am grateful.

 Tara is the girl behind the blog Blondiensc. It was the very first blog that I stumbled on during those early days of blogging when I was trying to figure out what this world was all about. The first post I read stopped me in my tracks and I knew this thing called a 'blog' was something I just had to be a part of. I love her incredibly decorated house, her love for life, her Little Punk and her Pool Man. Oh, and the fact that I covet her sweet life in a beach town and her way of picking the perfect music to match each post just sealed the deal that I was forever a follower.

Andrea totally turned me into a stalker of her blog, Faded Plains, when she introduced me to her vintage truck, Stella. Seriously, how can I not want to be the very best friend of a girl with a cool old truck like that?? We share the same style and love so many of the same things, one day we are going to turn the Midwest upside down...'picking' every barn down every gravel road we can find! I was so happy to find she lives rather close to me...did someone say roadtrip??

Both of these girls have been on the receiving end of more than a few of neurotic emails from me...constantly seeking reassurance of what I was doing. There were times I thought I was so insane for wanting to change me name...my identity 10 years into the sucessful little career I have built. But each and every email I sent to them was answered with a boost of confidence and enthusiasm no one I know more personally could have matched.  And for that little gesture, I am grateful more than they know.

They have made me feel it is ok to start over. It is ok to finally stand up and say "hey...this is me" and be super excited to show the world what I have to offer. I remember my grandma watching a game show when I was little - at the end the announcer would ask something like "would the real Mary please stand up"...(no idea what that game show was)...but that useless bit of knowledge keep playing over and over in my mind the last 6 months. I feel like the real Mary has finally stood up.

 I am an Urban Farmgirl.

So that long explanation brings me to the annoncement that this is officially my new home - my new blog, Urban Farmgirl. To welcome you, I am offering a giveaway to all of my blog friends that are willing to take the time to follow me to my new home. Now on the the details...


 One lucky reader will get to adorn their table with one of Tara's gorgeous table burlap and linen table runners!



While I am in a celerating mood...my anniversary is Monday so I will be spreading the love by picking yet another reader to win one of these gorgeous pillow slips from Andrea's shop!





To be entered in the giveaway...

1. Become a follower of my new blog and leave me a comment letting me know you have become one!

2. If you blog about my giveaway in a post on your blog ~ I will enter your name twice, so be sure to leave me a comment to let me know if you mentioned it on your blog!
3. Add my new blog to your blogroll and I will put your name in a third time for an extra chance to win!

You have until midnight on Tuesday May 4th to enter ~ winners will be announced Wednesday morning!

I sincerely thank each and every one of you for coming over for a visit to my new home!

246 comments:

  1. Oh Mary! I am so very happy for you! You deserve this, you have been so supportive of me and I hope I can do the same for you! I find you full of so much talent and inspiration! Anyone to cross paths with you is lucky! I'm lucky :) I'll be posting about your giveaway, I'll let you know when. I'm so happy for your new adventure! If I ever get out to visit my in-laws soon I'll let you know!
    XO
    Kristin

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  2. You ARE an urban farmgirl! I am suddenly remembering a hint you threw out in an email months ago...and here we are! So happy for you. To fresh starts! *clink*

    xo

    ps- I'm a follower, because I know what's good for me.

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  3. I love following you no matter where you are;)!

    I became a follower of Urban Farmgirl tonight and will add your new name to my blog roll!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  4. Hi Mary! The "new" Mary! I am constantly inspired by everything you do, especially the courage to spread your wings and take the leap to follow your dreams even further. All of us who love your style and your passion for what you, will be there through all your changes. I am very happy for you!
    Sarah

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  5. Hello Mary...I am already a follower and now have entered your giveaway! Congrats on the new blog... **Tami

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  6. Hi, Mary.

    I am lucky follower #16!

    Cheers to new beginnings,
    Laura

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  7. Of course I'm going to become a follower, I love your posts and look forward to seeing all the new things you have planned. Congrats!

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  8. Stalking... oh I mean following you. :-D *(first comment). Love your work!

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  9. Mary congratulations you are very inspiring. I wish you all the best and can't wait to see this business & new blog unfold. Please enter me in your giveaway thankyou Sandy x

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  10. You did it! I am so proud of you! Obviously, I follow you. Make that STALK you. On the road to see you here in a few hours...

    Anita

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  11. I added your new home to my blogroll. Because I think you are awesome.

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  12. Yeah! I'm so excited for you! I'm a new follower & you're going on my blog roll too :)

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  13. Hello there :)
    Just started following your old blog a few days ago and i am sooooo coming to this one! :) Lucky number 25 follower! :)

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  14. Added you to my lovely blogroll, check out my blog at vintagecreationsinc.blogspot.com!

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  15. I also have your giveaway scheduled for tomorrow to post so make sure and check it out! :) Again,
    GREAT GIVEAWAY... i so hope i get something.. i love both of them! :)

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  16. Congratulations! It is very brave of you;}
    I am a follower- old and now new;\ teehee
    I would be delighted to win either of the two!

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  17. Congratulations on the move, Mary!!! I love that you are a midwestern girl... we've all got to stick together!:-)

    Of coarse I am going to follow you!

    Blessings!
    Melanie

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  18. Okay Mary, I am on your new blog, and congrats on that. Hope that I am that lucky person to win your give away!!!! Looking forward to checking your blog again soon, Antique Rose

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  19. Hi Mary,
    I'm following your new blog and know I will continue to enjoy all your posts. I'm happy for you!!

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  20. Great name and I am now a follower! Love seeing all of your beautiful furniture ;)

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  21. Congratulations on the new name! I love it.

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  22. Yeah, happy real you, Mary! Happy Anniversary too!!!

    I'm following ya, Urban Farmgirl!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  23. Im a follower!
    Thank you!!!

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  24. I am a follower! I love both the giveaways. Good for you following your dreams!

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  25. I blogged about your sweet news and giveaway! (Well, that's pretty sweet news too!)

    : )

    Julie M.

    http://thelittleredshop.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-urban-farmgirl-with-lovely.html

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  26. Good luck with the new name and blog! I loved your other one and am sure this one will be just as fabulous if not more so! I am definitely following!

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  27. Yay for your new blog - how fun! I'm now a-followin'! Can't wait to read about all your new adventures!

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  28. Hi Mary, love your new name...it's awesome! Old follower and now new follower! Deb

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  29. Well you're pretty easy to follow...so sure!

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  30. good luck and I am still following just pressed all the buttons again. I love what you do!

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  31. Congratulations Mary! What an exciting project, what a great name. You're so right, you have to follow your heart, your instinct. the French say "Il faut toujours avancer".
    Hope this new direction in your business and your blog will be a huge and happy success.
    Sharon

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  32. Hi Mary! I've 'followed' you here from Vintage Home & Garden, but I feel right at home already.
    I'm sure you'll make a great success of Urban Farmgirl and I'm already looking forward to reading/seeing what you are doing next!

    Please be good enough to enter me into you draw, thank you.
    Best wishes
    Rose H

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  33. I love the new blog, it's just lovely here. Of course I'm a follower, and I will be sure to add your new blog to my blogroll. Good luck on all of your new adventures. Take Care, Carrie

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  34. Mary, I love the new blog name and look forward to following it. I am a follower and you were already on my blog roll, I will make sure I change it to this new blog.

    I know you have been buys, but I would still like to get a necklace with a K on it if you have any left.

    Chania

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  35. Love the new name and blog. I am now a happy follower of Urban Farmgirl! So happy to be here.

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  36. I am now a new follower of Urban Farmgirl and look forward to following your journey through life. May all of your dreams come true!

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  37. Mary, it was great meeting you yesterday at the flea market. I loved your booth. I became a follower, and I will be adding you to my blogroll. I will be posting about you blog and all of your great furniture on my next post.

    Sherrie

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  38. I love the look of the new blog and became a follower! Go with your heart! Many Blessings!

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  39. Great to finally have meet you yesterday! you have an amazing talent! I already arranged all my new clocks and hung my 3 new oval frames! I will be a loyal follower!Love the new name!
    Jill-
    aka "spice jar girl"

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  40. Love it, Mary!
    It's beautiful and perfect.
    Happy blog housewarming!
    Teresa

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  41. I AM a follower, too! I know how hard it is to change. I think it is great that you went with your heart.
    I love your new name!

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  42. Congratulations on this new adventure! I was a follower of the last blog and I am one of this one too!

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  43. Mary I was so happy to meet you yesterday! your work is awesome!! I am a devoted follower, you have introduced me to the world of blog and I just love it. I am getting so many decorating ideas from you and blogs you have recommended. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Laura

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  44. A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do, right? And you are doing it in a big way! I wish you much success (but that will be easy-peasy for you!). I'm a new follower on your new blog of your new direction!

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  45. obviously, there are a lot of people who will follow you wherever you go! :-)

    i'm a follower of this blog! loved your old one -- even more excited about your new one!

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  46. Of course I will follow...anything to help a fellow blogger out. :) I wish you much success with your new blog!
    Fondly,
    Ann
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    The Tattered Tassel

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  47. so excied to follow you on your new adventure! i love, love ,love your style! thanks for the eye candy and ispiration!

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  48. Oh Mary I'm so proud of you. I love your new "path" and the name is PERFECT:) I knew that that table runner looked familiar:) I signed up to follow. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

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  49. How exciting! You're amazing no matter what your name - but Urban Farmgirl is just cool! Good luck in your new adventure. Of course, I've become a follower and have added you to my blogroll. I'll share about your giveaway on my blog!

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  50. I added your giveaway to my sidebar! Letting everyone know about the 'new you'!

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  51. AND you are now on MY 'new, soon to be added to' blogroll!

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  52. I was a follower before and I am a follower now!!!
    Jen @ pineyflatsstyle.blogspot.com

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  53. I have also added the new blog to my blog roll!
    Jen @ pineyflatsstyle.blogspot.com

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  54. And 3rd times a charm right?
    I have also posted about your giveaway on my blog!
    Jen @ pineyflatsstyle.blogspot.com

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  55. Oh my...your new blog is just yummy! I just signed up to be a follower...

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  56. You're on my blogroll too!


    :-)

    Spencer

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  57. Hi Mary!congrats on your new blog!!! I'm a new follower!!!

    Hugs!
    Mara

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  58. You're blog and taste are wonderfully chic and fun! I've added you to my blogroll and will be following your new blog! How could I not!

    Congratulations on your new venture!

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  59. and I've put your new blog on my sidebar!

    Mara

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  60. I just stumbled upon your blog today and I love it! I am now a follower and would love to win one of these beautiful items. :)

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  61. I am now an official follower! I also added urban farmgirl to my blog roll! Best of luck!

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  62. I am a new follower. Looking forward to lurking around and seeing new things!
    Thanks for the chance.

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  63. I just found you and love your style! I too am going to be starting up a new blog here soon with my newfound treasures and projects. :) Good luck to you! I am now a follower.

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  64. P.S. I added your blog to my blog roll! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

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  65. love you and will follow you anywhere - most defintely added to my blogroll

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  66. Oh I LOVE this pillow cover! I have tried and tried to accomplish this look and I just can't :( fingers crossed!!!!

    Thanks for having a giveaway!
    Kel

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  67. Congratulations on steppin' out and going for the new blog! I am a new follower, and the giveaway is a fun way to celebrate! I'm adding you to my blogroll as soon as I leave here.

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  68. i Love it! Love the name! Became a follower and I love those 2 girls blogs too... going to add your new self to my blog roll.

    Smiles~ Michelle

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  69. Great give away!!! It was so nice to finally meet you today!!! :)

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  70. I am here! I am here! Wheewww! ~lulu

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  71. I hope that you will be happy at your new blog home! Thanks for sharing with us. Following your new blog. . .

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  72. Blogged it at:

    http://whisperwoodcottage.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-urban-farmgirl.html

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  73. I'm so excited for you, Mary! Added you to my blogroll, too!

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  74. please enter me i am a follower, posted you on the blog and love your blog. i am going to kane co next month i will watch for you stuff,
    diane vintagetickledpink

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  75. I'm a new follower! You have a beautiful blog =)
    ~Rebekah

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  76. I am a new follower and can't wait to keep up with what you are doing.

    God bless you in this new endeavor.

    Amy

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  77. Hi Mary!
    This is Lara. I met you today at the Kane Flea Market and bought a distressed frame from you. It was great to meet you! I had SO MUCH fun shopping for treasures today and came home with a lotta white stuff! Your space was so pretty at the Flea Market and I liked how you added the stamped price tags.. it's the little things I love. I'll will check back on your furniture in the future for my daughter. Hope you are able to relax and have your feet up now!
    :) Lara

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  78. P.S. Just signed up to start following your blog!
    :) Lara

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  79. Just found your blog and immediately became a follower! Wish I had found it before I went to the Kane Co. Flea Market today! I would have looked for you!

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  80. I added your giveaway to our blog sidebar!
    ~Rebekah

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  81. Congratulations, can't wait to see more. I am now a follower.

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  82. Change is what life is all about so congrats on making a change that suits you and expresses who you really are!

    I am so happy that I found you through the lovely Amy at WhisperWood Cottage! I am now following! And best of luck for a happy and successful future!

    Kat :)

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  83. Love your blog! I'll now a new follower of Urban Farmgirl. Keep posting your fabulous creations.
    Michelle

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  84. So exciting Mary! I am a new follower and will update my blogroll. Wish I could have met you this weekend!

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  85. I'm a follower! Congratulations on the new blog.

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  86. I am following! Congratulations on your new venture!

    Tania

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  87. I've become a follower. Excited to read your blog... congrats on your new site!

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  88. Follower! Blogroll! I came here from Whisperwood Cottage. Can't wait to see what you bring to the blogging world!
    Jenny :)

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  89. Love the new name! I'm following. :)

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  90. Yeah to fresh starts, new beginnings and old friends, you are a blessing to me!! Good luck my dear and thank you for your kindness for sooo long!! muwahhhh!!! xoxoxo

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  91. I'm a new follower. I really like your blog! :)

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  92. Mary...I'm so pleased to meet you and to find your beautiful blog!! I love your style!!

    Can't wait for more posts :)

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  93. I'm following and adding you to my blog roll!
    Love your blog!

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  94. Congrats on your new blog! You are really starting off with a bang. Love, love, love the runner and pillow cover. I am now your newest follower and have added you to my blog roll!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  96. I'm a brand new follower! Can't wait to be inspired by you! (Sorry about the previous delete! Major typo!!)
    Sonya

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  97. Your blog is one of my favorites!!! Love the new name and i look forward to seeing what changes you have in store for us!!!
    I've become a follower!

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  98. So glad I found your blog! Became a follower!

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  99. well hello Mary...I'm a new follower...came over from Blondie's blog. Yours is lovely.
    ~Tara

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  100. Come over from Whisper Cottage and your blog looks and sounds wonderful. I am definitely going to be a follower as of today!! Thanks and Hugs
    SueAnn

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  101. I'm a follower! Going off to put you on my sidebar. I'll be back.

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  102. Blogged about you! I should be getting ready for work. That's why this is so short

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  103. On my blog role!
    I sure hope you pick me. I will be back for more after work.

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  104. Oh how excited for you Mary!!! THis is wonderful!!!!

    I am a follower and you of course are on my blogroll:)

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  105. Hi Mary!! Many congrats and great giveaway. Happy to have found you, I'm a new follower and add you to my blogroll.

    Hugs, Zaira

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  106. Congratulations!! I am a follower and you are on my blogroll!! Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

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  107. Hello,I am visiting here from my sisters blog
    "A Ruffled Nest" I love your blog!!!
    Joyce

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  108. O.K.-Yes, me again! I would love to be entered into your give away. I have put you on my blog roll.I will definitely be back to see what wonderful things you are going to blog about
    Have a fun-filled day!
    Joyce

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  109. I will follow you, wherever you may go lalalala I think you have a great new name! Suits you perfectly. I hope to load up my girls and hit your June show! Keeping fingers crossed! Congrats on your new name !!

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  110. Congrats on letting the real Mary stand up. Can't wait to see what is coming!

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  111. It's funny your start this blog talking about your inspiration for blogging . .... Because I feel like you are MY inspiration. I found you through some random google search and sat one evening and read each and every post(stalker alert!) haha. I only have one little ol' follower and three pitiful posts. But, everything has to start somewhere right? Look where you have gone! Anyhoo, thanks for puting it all out there and being an inspiration to the little folks like me :)

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  112. Mary, your fresh new look is amazing! Good for you! And can I say how much I adore the new name:) jojo

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  113. I am a follower of your new blog! Congrats!!!
    rray@liberty.edu

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  114. Good for you.... change is always good. Wishing you the very best. I can't wait to follow along on this journey of yours.
    xo,
    LuLu
    just became a follower!!!!

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  115. P.S. just added you to my blogroll!! yippy!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  116. Love the look of your blog. I just became a follower and will enter you on my blog roll. Please enter me in your give-a-way : ))

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  117. Hi Mary, love the simplicity of your blog. Just became a follower! Best wishes with your newest endeavor.

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  118. I'm a new follower! Found you from Tara's blog :)

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  119. I've added you to my blog roll too :)
    CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  120. congratulations on your leap!! your blog looks beautiful!! i love Tara, she's a doll and i'm just getting to know Andrea, love her style! have a super day and thanks for the giveaway!! love both their gorgeous items! susan

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  121. I'm happy to follow your blog. You inspire me to follow my dream, looking forward to more inspirations!

    Great giveaway!
    ~Marina

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  122. Love the look of the new blog and the name. A big congrats!

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  123. Just became a follower of your blog. So glad to have found you and can't wait to read all your posts!

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  124. Tara sent me on over, and I am a lover/lurker of both of the girls blogs too - so I just knew I had to follow you too! Super lovely giveaway!!
    I am crossin my fingers and legs for this one :)

    Congrats on your new blog too!!

    Lolo

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  125. P.S. Spread the news about your new blog and giveaway on my blog...

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  126. Hi Mary- I hopped on over from Julie's Little Red Shop. I met her last year out at the Farm Chicks Show. Now I'M living in Maine, in a 100 year old house, in dire need of much cleaning and re-doing- on a shoe string budget. Every little bit helps. Count me in. I'll be putting your giveaway on the sie as a button, however, 'cause my BFF and I jsut launched a little 'Zine, and I want to keep it up for the week. I'm jumped on as a follwer too. hugs- Lee

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  127. What a gorgeous new blog! I adore the name, and wish I had thought of it first! :) I'm now a follower.

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  128. I've also added your blog to my Inspiring Links!

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  129. I follow you via Google Reader!

    amyallen76 at gmail dot com

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  130. I love your blog. So fun to see your work.

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  131. So glad I found your blog--it is awesome! Thanks for the fun giveaway too:)

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  132. I found you by way of Blondie in SC and so glad I did! I am officially a follower!! Thanks!!

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  133. Oops! Didn't mean to post twice before!
    I posted your giveaway on my blog!

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  134. I also added you to my blog roll.Thanks!!

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  135. Hi Mary,
    I just found your blog through Faded Plains and I absolutely love it! It is just lovely.
    I will definitely be following you here at your new blog site!
    Please stop by if you have a chance at my blog. I would love for you to visit!
    Have a great week, and congrats on the new beautiful blog.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda
    Alabaster Rose Designs

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  136. Just popped onto your blog, Mary. Your new look is adorable. Simple, sober and sweet, love it!
    Do enjoy your gorgeous Giveaways. I became a follower so I don't have to miss your future posts..

    Sending many sweet Spring sprinkles your way for a great new week! xx

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  137. LOVE your new name! I am now a follower, and you are now on my blogroll!!!

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  138. yay for the makeover! I have added you to the list of blogs I follow! I am looking forward to it.

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  139. Following you here as well. Adore you!

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  140. What a sweeet give-away !! Your set-up at Kane this weekend was very well put together.Very inspiring.Looking forward to seeing more!! Add me in ! Chickie

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  141. Your new blog is gorgeous! I'm now a follower and
    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks! :)

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  142. Love the new blog! Just became a follower!

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  143. Just added you to my blog roll!

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  144. posted about your new blog. http://futuredomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2010/05/new-blog-to-check-out.html

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  145. Mary -

    Congratulations! Love the new name. (I think the game show your Grandmother watched was "To Tell the Truth")

    I had just discovered your old blog last week - and am now a follower of your new blog.

    I will add you to our blogroll at : www.centralbarkdesigns.blogspot.com

    Although I blog about dogs - I follows dogs & design!

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  146. Hi Mary,
    I am a new follower. I just found your blog and am so happy I did. I will be putting your blog on my blog roll, too. Love your blog and your music too :)
    I was so upset as were you about those refrigerators. I broke my heart too!! How can people be so dumb?? Not only that, 100 refrigerators in the ground. We can't do that!!! Well not if we want a planet to live on, hello!!
    If you get a chance to stop by and say Hi I'd love it!!
    Hope to talk to you again soon
    Xo
    Gail

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  147. I just became a follower of your lovely blog and I look forward to seeing more!!

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  148. LOVE your header! So fun! Don't you just love a new start! I came from Blondiensc and I'm so pleased to meet you. I'm from herhousehold blog. and thank you too for the introduction to Faded Plains what a cute one to add as well. I became a follower and will add both of you to my blog lists I love.

    Happy Monday,
    The Lady of the House

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  149. Andrea sent me over. Yes, you have to love Stella, and your new blog looks great.

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  150. Hi Mary!
    Love it!! It looks fantastic & you are fabulous!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  151. I found you through Faded Plains. I'm excited...

    I'm a follower...

    and your on my blog list.

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  152. look at all that support & friendship above x.
    you have obviously done what is rigth for you with soo many people behind you- i have 'followed' you for as long as i have been blogging and have now 'followed' you into your new venture 'urban farmgirl', and 'listed' you on my blog, with a huge smile of support and good wishes
    melissa x

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  153. I have always loved your blog -
    now I am a follower - congrats - love the new look!!

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  154. I have added you to my blog roll- yeah

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  155. I think it's both brave and very wise to listen to your inner voice when it's time for a change. best of luck. I'm off to become a follower. Would love to win your giveaway. Please stop by and drop your name in the hat for mine as well.

    Hugs,
    Shelley

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  156. Congrats on your new blog! i just became a follower!

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  157. Hi Mary~
    I popped over from Anne's Blog at Fiona and Twig . Congratulations on your new Blog. I am following your now and do come and visit me also as well since I am having a Giveaway too!

    Warmly,
    LuLu Kellogg

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  158. I just joined your blog and I love it! I wanna be selling my creations some day just like you!! You go girl!

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  159. I love your blog! New blog old blog, its all good! Im a follower.

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  160. Wow, your blog is amazing! Just found you and became a follower. I dont think Ive ever seen a giveaway with such a high percentge of followers entering:)Cant wait to see more from you.
    Sarah
    HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com
    esgutierrez4@msn.com

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  161. Conrats on a job well done, I have been reading your blog for a month or so thanks to Andrea at Faded Plains. She is a great supporter of my very young and green blog. I wish I could put you on my blog roll, but I don't know how to do that yet. Perhaps you can check mine out and let me know. I am a midwestern girl living on the east coast and you all make me miss home. Congrats again. I am a new follower on your blog.

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  162. my dream runner! congrats on starting your new blog :]

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  163. I just did a post about this...great seeing you. Wish we could have chatted longer. I was swamped :)

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  164. I just found your lovely blog and now I am a follower! Love it!

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  165. Congrats on your new name and new home! Love your blog!

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  166. I'm a new follower of your blog!

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  167. Hello and thank you for visiting my little blog corner. It was great to hear from you and great that you lead me back here to your lovely blog and this amazing give-away.
    I think there is a little time still to enter, so I just became a 'follower' and am keeping my fingers crossed that I will the the lucky winner of that gorgeous runner.

    Good luck to everyone and have a wonderful rest of the week!

    x Charlotta

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  168. Me again with entry no 2, having just added Urban Farmgirl to my blogroll!

    Double chances now and fingers crossed on both hands! :)

    x Charlotta

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  169. Add me on.I enjoy the inspiration from your blog.You are on my blog that I am following.Chickie

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  170. Your blog is wonderful...I just found you via Sanctuary Art!

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  171. Me, again I am a follower and I am looking forward to all your new posts.

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  172. Yep, I added you to my blog roll!!

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  173. I'm a new follower and am adding you to my blog roll now! Come by and visit me too!

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  174. I'm a new follower finding you via Sanctuary arts. You have a beautiful blog!

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  175. Of course I added you to my blogroll! Stop by any time for a visit.

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  176. Hi Mary, greetings from Canada; I'm a new follower and a new blogger. Love your site and your style, I've added you to my blog roll and posted about you too. I'm so new that I don't have any followers yet but I'm sure I will soon and they will find you too!
    http://patriotacres.blogspot.com/
    All the best in your new venture!!

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  177. Hello and congrats from NW Oregon!

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  178. Love the new name. I am a follower and I put your new address on my blogroll. I hope to meet you this summer as we are coming to the one of the markets. I would be doing flip flops if I won!!

    LeAnn

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  179. What a beautiful blog you have! (I am totally jammin out to your music right now, for reals.) I am a new follower and am excited to be! :)

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  180. Hey Urban farmgirl!! Love your shabby chic blog =) I met you at the Kane County Flea Market on sunday and loved your booth!! White painted furniture is my favorite, I can't get enough of it!! I grabbed your business card while I was there and I am now going to start following your blog! I have not made my own blog yet, I am still trying to figure out a clever name for my blog. Once I do I will be sure to put your blog on the side of mine for advertisement since I just love your line. Good luck to everyone for this great giveaway!

    - Erica -

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  181. OH so excited. I have had my eye on those pillows for a couple weeks now. I am totally adding you to my blog roll.
    Fingers crossed. Both hands. :)

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  182. Hello sweet Mary - I am a happy new follower to your fabulous blog!

    What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    marie@waltercom.com
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  183. Hello sweet Mary - I just added you to my Blog roll. And congratulations on the new name! I'm excited to get to know you.

    Thank you for another chance to win your fabulous giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    marie@waltercom.com
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  184. Hi Mary!
    Good for you, for having the guts and the vision to step out in the faith and follow your heart!

    I just love the new look, the new name and your new direction. I think you are exactly where you're supposed to be, and only great things will follow.

    Best of everything to you!

    Anne

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  185. Hi Mary!

    I am so happy for you. It's such a great feeling to follow your heart! I share your love for those two girls...they are both so great! Tara has helped me tremendously! Great giveaway!

    Take care,
    Adrienne

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  186. I just signed up to follow your terrific new blog. I followed you before, so of course I'd be here! :-)

    Anne

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  187. I'm new here but was hooked the moment I saw your blog banner!!! Can't wait to explore here a little further!!! Also, hope to win!

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  188. I love your blog! I think the name change is such a great idea. All the best luck and I'm excited to hear all about it!
    Your loyal follower :)

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