Monday, June 22, 2015

Blog Anniversary Giveaway

 Greetings! Did you notice my blog's new look? Today is my two year blog anniversary, so I wanted to celebrate with a fresh new look and a giveaway. My 16 year old daughter is graphic design guru which is why she was selected as the chief editor of her high school's yearbook for next year--we are so proud of her! She was designing some potential covers for their yearbook and offered to design a new header for my blog. YES PLEASE! Then, she was sweet enough to help me with some other minor changes. While she did that for me, I made a Watcha Got? project bag and pin cushion to give away.
 I used mostly Bonnie and Camille fabrics. Here is the back of the bag. It is roughly 10 x14 inches.
 I put a charm zipper pull on for easy access.
 The pin cushion was made using an Apron Strings Block from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book and a tutorial on her blog. 
 Her method is very simple and easy!
I have put a few goodies in the bag so far and plan on adding some more goodies. 

 Blogging has been a great way to share my creativity, to keep a record of my accomplishments, and to be inspired by others. I know I get more done and have tried more new techniques because of blogging--I am so grateful!

I want to give this away to a lucky visitor to my blog. Leave a comment telling me your favorite candy because I will do my best to add it into the bag. If you are a no reply blogger, please include your email. Unfortunately, my budget does not allow for international shipping, so this giveaway is available to U.S. residents only. This winner will be selected next Monday, June 29. Good luck and thanks for two wonderful years of blogging!


125 comments:

  1. I love Snickers. Congrats on the 2 year blogaversary.
    Renragjdatgmaildotcom

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  2. Congrats on the milestone! I like Hershey's with Almonds. I don't really like M&Ms but I still eat them if they are around.

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  3. Hello Tanya! I can't be included in your giveaway because I live in England but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy following your blog and I love it's new look! :) x

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  4. I love following your blog. My new indulgence is Lindt chocolate truffles. Gale rs85221@windstream.net

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  5. Reese's pieces! Lovely bag and goodies. I have been reading your blog for awhile now. I especially want to make the purple herringbone quilt you have on your webpage. So pretty!

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  6. Your new blog header looks great and so do the cute bag and pincushion! Congratulations on your two year blogiversary! I love peanut M&Ms.

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  7. Was für ein schönes give away !
    Schade , dass ich in Deutschland wohne.
    Deine Tochter ist begabt ! Herzlichen Glückwunsch !
    Liebe Grüße
    Käthe

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  8. My favorite candy is Lindor Chocolates, the blue wrappers - dark chocolate truffles, yum!! Cute bag, I'd love to win. Great new header, love it!

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  9. Cute projects and I'd love to be the winner of them!! My favorite candy is Ritter Sport Trauben Nuss but seeing that is rather expensive here in the States, I'd go with my second favorite, Mounds Dark Chocolate or Mounds or Almond Joy or Snickers or Mars or anything Chocolate...I'm not fussy. If you haven't tried the Ritter Sport Trauben Nuss, you should treat yourself. kthurn@bektel.com

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  10. Congratulations on your two years of blogging! My favorite candy is Dove dark chocolate...I just LOVE it! And thanks so much for the giveaway! :0)

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  11. Congratulations on your two year blog anniversary. Your new header looks great. Your bag and pin cushion turned out well. I love butterfingers.

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  12. It was great to discover your blog on your anniversary. Congratulations! Milky Ways have always been a favorite.

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  13. I like the new blog header...only problem with it is I want to make most everything shown. I MUST finish some projects before starting anything new though. Congrats on your 2 year blog anniversary. I love milk chocolate in all its wonderful combinations.

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  14. Congratulations on two years of blogging and also congratulations to your daughter for being selected as chief editor for next years high school year book! I have a US postal mailing address that we maintain if that is allowed as an entry. My favorite candy are Heath bars.

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  15. Congratulations on the milestone! My favorite candy is Junior Mints.

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  16. Congratulations on your two year blogaversary. I enjoy reading your blog. The bag and pin cushion are beautiful! My favorite candy is pretty much anything chocolate - snickers, mounds, almond joy, kit kat, York peppermints, peanut m&ms, twix. Thanks for the great giveaway and for the chance.

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  17. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win such a lovely giveaway.

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  18. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win such a lovely giveaway.

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  19. I love your blog -- thank you for two years of sharing! That bag is great -- I have not tried sewing with vinyl yet -- hope to in the future. Congratulations to you and your daughter! Favorite candy is Nestles fun size crispy chocolates. Florence - pnf1965@warwick.net -- Thank you for the opportunity!

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  20. Congratulations on your two year blog anniversary. I enjoy reading your blog and appreciate the fact that you answer our questions and you are always so willing to share information.

    I love the project bag and would like to try a project using vinyl one day.

    My favorite candy is Werther's butterscotch. What a great giveaway to celebrate this milestone.

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  21. Hey blog buddy!! Yep...two years ago we started this adventure and I'm so grateful we have been along the ride together. Tell that girl of yours the header looks fantastic!!! I love the needle! Awesome give-away too!! Hmmmm....favorite candy bar??? Hershey's Dark Chocolate.

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  22. What a fun giveaway! The bag looks great and so does the blog! You might want to start hiring her out, I know I could use some help with my blog. LOL
    M&M's any variety, but the new crispies are amazing.

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  23. Licorice is my favorite, any old kind.

    I'm delighted you are celebrating your anniversary--I enjoy your blog, so I consider it something to celebrate as well.

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  24. I am visiting via Wendy's FNSI-- I love your blog header-- lucky you to have your daughter help you with it-- she is certainly talented. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

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  25. Chocolate coated licorice bullets. Yummmmm....
    Clever daughter. She did a great job. Love the clear window on the side of bag. Cute

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  26. Isn't it great when you can share a project with your almost adult child. Well done on the fresh new design. M&M peanuts are.my go to indulgence. I also appreciate your "currently reading" book suggestion. I am always looking for new authors. Beautiful bag-looks roomy!

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  27. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! Your new blog design looks great!

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  28. Congrats on your blog anniversary and to your daughter on the header design. WooHoo!!!! Hands down my favorite candy is Reese Peanut Butter cups.

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  29. Great look for your site. Kudos to your daughter. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your projects. I grew up in Montrose but relocated a few years ago. I love seeing pictures of the area.

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  30. It disappeared! Try it again... Everything looks wonderful, new blog, bag, awesome! Peanut M&M's are the best these days. Thanks.. Congrat's!
    Donna

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  31. Happy anniversary! I'm all about red licorice--lol!

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  32. Thank you for sharing your talent via this wonderful blog. No fav candy--love them all. Neat pouch with a see through.

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  33. Love the new look, also Dove Dark chocolates. The pouch is darling. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Love your new site. Also Happy Anniversary. My favorite candy is probably Hershey kisses. Love the pouch.

    hl3smith@yahoo.com

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  35. This caused me lots of thought. While I love me some Hershey Kisses, the one thing I could think about was how much I used to like a Butterscotch Disc. So rich and delicious. That would be my choice. poladydwd@yahoo.com

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  36. I hopped over from Connie's linky Tuesday! What a gorgeous bag! Happy blogiversary! Riesen is my favorite candy today. But I like almost anything except black licorice.

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  37. Love, love, love the bag. And I would love, love, love to win! My favorite candy is Cadbury Eggs, which won't be around until next Easter. I like anything chocolate without nuts, peanut butter, etc. I'm afraid the chocolate will melt in the heat. You can fill mine with dog cookies for the pug boys.

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  38. I love the new header. Your DD did a great job. Congratulations on two years blogging. I love peoject bags and would like to swap one if I don't win. Your fabric choices are delightful. My favorite candy - Silly Bananas. I'm not a chocolate lover.

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  39. Love your blog! Your daughter did a fantastic job on your header! Happy Anniversary, you've made a sweet pouch. Thanks for a chance to win it. I love Milky Way.

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  40. Tanya congrats on your blog anniversary..don't include me just wanted to pass on good wishes.

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  41. I love your knew blog. You are so talented that I started following you a few months ago. The pouch is so cute and I'd love to have one. I also love anything chocolate and nuts.

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  42. Ohh, I love Mounds Bars or Dark chocolate non-pareils. Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway. That is a great project bag.

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  43. I love your new blog looks! Thanks for the chance to win. <y favorite candy....hmmmm.....I think I would have to say Whoppers. I don't eat them often but I sure do love them!

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  44. Love your new blog look. Congrats to your daughter. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway for your two-year blog anniversary. Favorite candy - Reese's bitesize Peanut Butter Cups. Much continued success with your blog. Love it!
    Linda "Cookie" Lawrence
    lbcookie1@gmail.com

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  45. Congratulations on your anniversary. Love the new header. Great colors too. My favorite candy is peanut mand m's. I love that there are holiday colors too.

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  46. Blog looks great! Happy Blogaversary!

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  47. Well it certainly has been fun discovering your blog Tanya!
    What a clever blog header! I love how the needle and thread form part of the Q and the word "in". And the projects showcased are great!
    Well someone will be one lucky duck to win your Watchya Got bag. I'm throwing my hat in the ring by saying "After Dinner Mints"

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  48. Love your new look! The bag and pincushion are so pretty :) I love all candy, especially caramels. Happy 2nd!

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  49. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. And well done to your daughter, too. Love the new look and the work on the blog. Have fun with your give away!

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  50. Hi! Even I'm 'international' I wanted to say hi and that your blog looks really beautiful! The handmade look on the header is great! Greetings from GREECE! x Teje

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  51. Hi Tanya, your daughter did a great job on the new header - it shows off your work so well!
    Good luck to everyone entering the draw for your gorgeous items!
    (boo hoo for me, I'm in Australia!)

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  52. Congratulations on your anniversary! It is the first time I visit your blog, but I will visit it again. You have an inspiring blog! The bag that you created was beautiful and a great Give away. I love it! I live in Norway and do not know if I can take part in giveaways, but I love Ritter Sport chocolate. :-)

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  53. Love seeing all the quilts on your blog header. It looks great. Wish I had a talented child. (Ok, both kids are talented but busy with their own families -- neither are computer geeks -- just users.) What a great little pouch and pin cushion. I like the see through front a lot. I would be proud to call it mine! As for favorite candy ... decisions, decisions... Snickers or perhaps Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, or Payday or... nuts and chocolate anything would excite me! Sigh. Congratulations on 2 years.

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  54. Two Years, Congratulations! My favorite candy is angel food, seafoam candy dipped in dark chocolate. MMM
    Your header is adorable, too>

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  55. Lovin' this! Love following your blog, too. Your daughter would be a great help with blogs, etc. My favorite candy is Hershey bar, but they might melt in mailing. I love Mentos or any type of mints, too, to keep in my purse. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  56. Happy anniversary! Your daughter did a great job helping to revamp your blog. My favorite candy is Hershey's Hugs (no nuts). My blog is approaching it's second anniversary as well (this October) and I think I shall follow suit with a similar giveaway, thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Brandy
    pamperedpettit.blogspot.com
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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  57. Love your bag and pin cushion. I plan to look up what the pin cushion was filled with as it look so plum without a droop I often see. They are both gorgeous My favorite candy? Right now it is M&Ms but only because that is what is in the closet. I am sure it will change when a new candy arrives. :)

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  58. Two years! Congratulations! I think I've been reading that long. Your new header is lovely. Daughter did a great job. I am a no reply blogger...no matter what I do to change that. Grrrr. (So, izemmom@gmail.com is my email). My favorite is anything chocolate and caramel related. Congrats on your bloggy versary.

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  59. Visiting from Sew Fresh Quilts. I love the Tulip Quilt in your header. I could sure use that little bag and I also need another pin cushion or two. LOL. My favorite candy is what I call Bulls Eye. Carmel with the white cram filling. Can't remember their official name . Thanks for the chance to win. Debbie

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  60. Very fun way to celebrate! Cute pouch and pin cushion. My favorite candy is toffee.

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  61. Congrats! Love the new header. My fave candy is sweetarts 😊

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  62. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! Love the new look too.
    I no longer eat candy, but if I did I would eat a Take 5- a yummy mixture of chocolate, caramel and the saltiness of a pretzel...MMMMM!
    Thanks for the chance to win the fantastic prize!
    Stopping in from Sew Fresh Quilts.

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  63. Congratulations to your blog birthday.
    The bag is so cute, but do not add me in the drawing because I am from Europe.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  64. Love the bag and pincushion! Wish my kids would do graphic designing for me! I like anything dark chocolate...Debbie A.

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  65. I forgot to leave my email...it's LuvStitchN@aol.com...Debbie A.

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  66. Congratulations - you have a very talented daughter. What pattern is the bag or did you design it yourself? Beautiful. I like Lindt Chocolates (the red ones) but think chocolate might be a melty mess as hot as it's been around here lately. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Congrats on your anniversary. I always enjoy your blog and all that you do. Your gifties look adorable. My favorite candy is Snickers. Thank you! spoofs@juno.com

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  68. I'm not sure if my comment went through so I'll congratulate you again!!! Love me some malted milk balls.

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  69. Your DD has done a fabulous job, blog styling is HARD and frankly tedious so you're lucky to have a talent in the family who can do it for you!

    I love your bags, they are super cute. I especially love the plastic patch. Good luck to everyone!

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  70. Your new blog looks great! Congrats! on your 2 year anniversary. Your bag is adorable! My favorite candy is peanut M&M's.

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  71. So hard to narrow it down. I love chocolate, plain, in M&M's, with caramel... Chocolate goes with almost anything. The bag is cute. I need to get my son to help me with my blog header. Thanks for the chance.

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  72. I love your new blog header. The bag is really cute and I love all the little goodies you have added. Anew pin cushion is always needed.
    My favorite candy is peppermint.

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  73. Lucky you with a clever daughter!! Since I'm not suppose to eat chocolate, I've become a big fan of anything caramel!! congrats on your anniversary, makes me think I need to figure out if I have one of those at my blog?

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  74. Your daughter did a wonderful job!! Congratulations on your anniversary. Let's see..Reese's peanut butter cups! :)

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  75. Favorite candy - having a hard time choosing between hot tamales and Heath bars.

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  76. Congrats on the anniversary! I like almond bark or Marzipan filled chocolate.

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  77. Love the new header! I enjoy your blog and creative quilts - looking fwd to the next two years..
    I'll eat anything chocolate, but it is way too HOT...
    My husband loves gummy lifesavers and he never gets happy mail!!

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  78. Happy Blog-aversary! The new header looks great. I like peanut M&Ms or Starburst. Thanks for the chance to win. Here's to many more years of blogging!
    sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

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  79. Congrats on the new blog header and your 2nd anniversary! My favorite happy candy is peanut butter m&ms. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  80. Happy 2 Year Blogiversary!!! Your Daughter did Awesome job on new header!
    Favorite candy is definitely M&M's!!! :) Thanks for chance to win your Beautiful Give-a-way too!!

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  81. Almond Joy is my favorite candy. YUM!! I also have this thing for pin cushions. I am kinda obsessed with them. Yours is adorable!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  82. I love dark chocolate--like Dove or Hershey's special dark or milky way midnight, etc. Congrats on your blog anniversary.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  83. Congrats on 2 years. Time flies when you're having fun!! You gifts are lovely. Please put me in the drawing as I love chocolate anything, watching for your 5 years and it will fly by. Your daughter has good advertising with that new header. Great work.

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  84. Should have given you my email: gapmap0246@bellsouth.net

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  85. Congratulations ! You blog is lovely. Thank you for your generous giveaway. Oh,and I like dark chocolate.

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  86. I am in Canada so I am not putting in my name for the giveaway, but I just want to say, congrats, and great job on the blog and the pouch full of goodies!

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  87. Lucky you for having such a talented daughter! (Can you rent her out?) The bag is adorable, especially with the peek-a-boo window. Inside, I would love to see Peanut M&Ms...my all-time favorite!

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  88. Congrats! Your daughter did a fantastic job! I love plain Hershey Bars. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  89. Congratulations, you have done well. I love any chocolate, unfortunately.

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  90. I really enjoy your blog so keep going! I live junior mints!

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  91. Happy Blogaversary Tanya! Your blog is beautiful. Kudos to your daughter! And your work is beautiful too. I love the pouch and pincushion! My favorite candy is licorice. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. Congratulations and thanks for the lovely giveaway, I love Reece's candy x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  93. Happy Anniversary! My favorite candy, for up in my sewing room, is bubble gum orbit gum. No chocolate is allowed! But, Downstairs- Almond Joy! Yum!

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  94. Congrats, How fun. I like M&N's doctor@sbcglobal.net

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  95. What a cute bag, would love to have the name of the pattern for it, since I'm sure I' won't win it, however, for the very slim chance to win, my favorite candy bar is KitKat. Such a giving way to celebrate your two years of blogging.

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  96. I love the bag. What a sweet idea and how kind of you to think of us. Congratulations and if I should be so lucky to win, I'd love peanut M&M's. Thanks,

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  97. What a lovely bag! I love munching on chocolate with anything - nuts, caramel, cookies, whatever! I signed up to follow by email.

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  98. Your daughter did a great job on the design for your blog! Isn't it fun to see our kids develop their talents? My favorite candy is mint m&ms :)
    peswitzer@gmail.com

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  99. Happy Anniversary! Love the new header and the bag. My favorite candy is Mounds.

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  100. I noticed immediately something was different on your blog page. It is new and fresh. Wonderful you have a daughter who has learned how to do all this stuff! Chocolate chips, preferably dark chocolate chips, a handful straight from the bag. That's my favorite "candy".

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  101. Enjoy your blog! My favorite candy is Almond Joy.
    Happy blog anniversary!

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  102. Congratulations on the 2 year mark!!!
    And Lucky you to have so much talent in the family!
    I Love Chocolate and Mint in the summer.

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  103. Love the bag and pin cushion almost as much (!) as Dove dark chocolate...both are perfection!!!

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  104. Love these! My favorite candy is anything chocolate!

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  105. Such a cute bag and pincushion. I love Hershey with almonds but they melt so no worries.

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  106. Such a cute bag and pincushion. I love Hershey with almonds but they melt so no worries.

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  107. Such a cute bag and pincushion. I love Hershey with almonds but they melt so no worries.

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  108. Found you on the #SewDarnCrafty link up and I LOVE this! Congrats on the blogiversary! My favorit candy is chocolate covered pretzels! Sweet and salty...mmmmmm.

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  109. Happy Anniversary. I'm from the UK and I love Cadburys Dairy Milk chocolate but the recipe is different in the US and it doesnt taste the same as ours at home. I thought I'd be cheeky as we are visiting my sister in Chicago in September and ask if I would be able to enter as I have a US shipping address.

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  110. How clever in so many kinds of ways. Hello! I found you through Sew Many Ways' linky party. I want to win that sweet bag - that's the first clever thing. Second, your daughter is quite talented! What a pretty design. And third, you are clever to combine a giveaway with the Linky party, as it brings so many more visitors to you. Nice!

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  111. Love the pouch! So glad to find you! Loving Hershey Nuggets these days.
    Pat
    azzuri9@aol.com

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  112. Beautiful pouch, and I love sprees because they don't melt!
    maedgel at Hotmail dot com

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  113. Happy Anniversary! Snickers please! I am a new follower. I am really enjoying your blog!

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  114. Happy anniversary! My favorite is original Skittles in the red package.

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  115. Happy Anniversary. My favorite candy is twix chocolate

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  116. Congratulations on your blogiversary. Love the new look and all your projects. Love anything chocolate and nuts.

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  117. Happy Blog Anniversary! But only your second, I could have sworn I've been following you longer than that, my how time flies!
    My favorite candy choice is 100,000 grand bars but truthfully anything Chocolate is fine. Your Bonnie and Camille Bag is Beautiful and so scrumptious looking.

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  118. Oh I forgot,I love the look of that new header. The book you are now reading looks intriguing, please share your thoughts when done. Thanks!

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  119. Love the new look!! My favorite candy is Snickers. Of course, gotta work out extra if I eat one...LOL!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  120. I'm not sure if my first try to post worked. The little bag is so cute. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance. And congratulations on your second anniversary! Heath Bar would be my choice. I found you on Sew Many Ways.

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  121. Congratulations on 2 years and the new look is very nice. Thanks for sharing the celebration with your readers, my favorite candy is Rolos :)

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  122. Your bag is so cute, Tanya, and so is your new look! Thank you for linking up with Pink Doxies, and Happy Blogiversary.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  123. Just found you through Sew Many Ways. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary. Great bag and pin cushion!

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