Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day!

Giveaway Day/Week at Sew, Mama, Sew! is here! And it's here, too! In case you didn't know, Sew, Mama, Sew! is a super cool blog/online fabric store that is a fabulous resource for anyone who is learning how to sew or wants to expand their sewing skills. I've learned so many things from their tutorials, which are much easier to follow than a regular sewing pattern because they include lots of pictures to help you figure out what you're doing.

That said, if you're here looking at my giveaway, then you probably know how awesome Sew, Mama, Sew! is and you probably don't know anything about me and my own blog. So welcome! My name is Nicole and I like to sew, do hand embroidery, and garden. I live in Buffalo, NY, and I have two kids, two cats, a husband, and an Etsy shop where I sell my hand embroidered accessories.

On to the giveaway! I'm offering up any one of the coin purses in my shop. You can find them here, but here is an example of one:


To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post telling me what flowers you most look forward to seeing in the spring/summer (I am looking forward to seeing my big white puffy hydrangea bloom). Also, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

The giveaway will be open until May 25, 8pm EDT, at which time I will close comments on this post. I will pick a random winner using random.org and publish the results by May 27. International entries are welcome.

Good luck! I look forward to hearing from you :) For more giveaway fun, head back over to Sew, Mama, Sew! and enter your heart out!

142 comments:

  1. I'd love to see more daisies! I love them so much :D

    fetachan@gmail.com

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  2. that purse is so cute! i love the massive blooms taht release wonderful scents, making my life a little bit better. i can't wait!
    alice.wilson.awesome@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you and good luck! Big blooms are always a sight to see :)

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  3. I cannot wait to see iris bloom everywhere in my city. We are in desperate need of color!

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  4. I love your stuff! My favorite summer flowers are zinnias. My grandma used to grow them beautifully. jenniferwilkey at yahoo dot com

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  5. I love irises!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  6. I love peonies and spider mums! And the hand stitching on your coin purse--that really makes it special!
    bacontheneggs (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I love peonies - so lush, aren't they?

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  8. Peonies are my favorites. Usually there are some still around for my birthday, but since it's been so warm, so early I think they will be all gone by then. Still, I love seeing them. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

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  9. I love tulips but their a spring flower not a summer one :(

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  10. Lilacs, and I'm totally bummed, because my lilacs didn't bloom this year :( The peonies in the front yard are ready to go and I'm excited for them (but the back yard ones aren't doing a thing (prob because we transplanted them in the fall). I know you wanted this much detail ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I always look forward to my daffodils blooming - they're always the first ones, and their arrival means that spring is right around the corner! :) Thank you for the chance to win!

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  12. I love seeing tulips - such a beautiful splash of colour.

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  13. Tulips! I definitely love all the different tulips that pop up. They're so cute and always make me smile.

    binkiege(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. that coin purse is too cute! I love my hydrangeas blooming! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I planted a hibiscus plant last summer that I got on sale and I saw a bloom on it today. I can't wait to see it bloom. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. oh my...!! my list could be very long, but i'll limit it to my top 3

    {1} peonies
    {2} tulips
    {3} ranunculus

    megan.a.wenger@gmail.com

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  17. Hmm, hard choice, I love the tulips in our garden but either side of our front path we have lavender. When that comes into bloom it grows over the path slightly so as you brush against it you release more of it's smell, if follows you around, it's nice and relaxing.

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  18. I like seeing my purple coneflower and sunflowers bloom.

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  19. I would love to see daffodils and forsythia but alas, I live in southwest FL and they don't grow here. Maybe a trip home to VA in the spring would be a great idea!

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  20. I have day lillies that I am looking forward to see bloom...but truly, I love almost all flowers...any and every one is unique and just gorgeous!!! :)

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  21. Tulips are always a first sign of spring for me. I would LOVE to see my hydrangeas again, but they haven't bloomed in 2 years!

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  22. That is just too cute - thanks for the chance!

    I still love gerbera daisies...I know it's not the most original. I live in the desert, so frankly, any flowers make me happy as we approach the summer. (It's 105 today. Whee!)


    lwghosts at yahoo dot com or the e-mail linked to google

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  23. i like lilacs. but they are mostly done now. you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  24. I love the cosmos and sunflowers! sloanbrie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I love when my tiger lilies bloom! Cute giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  26. The flower I look forward to seeing are the blooms on my bleeding heart shrub. Very old-fashioned! Thanks for the chance to win your adorable coin purse!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  27. I love to see the Azaleas when they bloom. The come and go so quickly in the deep south, but they are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Pansies. And Marigolds.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Such cute coin purses!

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. Tulips and daffodils always make me so happy, they just aren't around long enough! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I have several varieties of clematis that just make my heart sing!

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  31. I love to see the lilies bloom! Especially the stargazers. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I always look forward to daffodils first, lilacs second, and then daisies third. Spring/Summer is so beautiful because of the array of flowers isn't it?

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  33. Love waiting for Daphne to come as love the scent

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  34. The iris's, by far, are my faves right now. So many different varieties are blooming at once in my yard. I might be an Iris addict.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  35. I like columbines. Not only are they dainty, but they are early and their presence means summer is just around the corner.

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  36. I have two flower loves. The first is Lily of the Valley, which do not last long at all. My second favorite is the snapdragon. I have come to learn that they are actually perennials (even though most people treat them as annuals). So, I have a whole pile of snapdragons that have come up for the last few years. Some of them have even gone rogue and have started growing from the crack between the house and the driveway, etc.

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  37. I need a new wallet, and this one is so cute! I look forward to the cherry blossom trees blooming. They make spring so beautiful! annie@gluegunannie.com

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  38. I love lillies since my daughter is named Lily!

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  39. Roses == I loves me some roses. I wonder why - hint, hint, name??

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  40. Such sweet coin purses! I love peonies, dahlias, hydrangeas.. actually pretty much anything that blooms makes me happy :)
    melissa5880 at gmail dot com

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  41. I most look forward to the daffodils as they come up first in Spring.

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  42. I wait all winter for my lilacs and when they bloom it's heaven on earth...the scent is well worth the wait!

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  43. I love the peonies. They are so big and colorful that they always make me smile. Cute coin purse.

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  44. I love big, fluffy garden roses! Used them for my wedding!
    angela.wahl86@yahoo.com

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  45. Hello from a fellow NYer!! I live in Long Island, so quite a bit south, but still. . . I love Peonies!
    You can reach me at scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thanks for the chance to win and for participating. I am enjoying finding so much inspiration at each new blog i visit. i am now following your and am looking forward to seeing what else you create!

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  46. Oh I love birds of paradise... the flower!

    xo Steph

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  47. Bluebonnets on the side of the road and roses in my yard. Thank you.

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  48. I look forward to the sunflowers.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  49. I love, don't know englis word, but latin is Heuchera. Thanx for a chance to win!

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  50. For me it is the tulips, the bright colours pop through the darkness and loudly proclaim Spring is here.

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  51. I always look forward to the snow drops, as they are the first sign of spring, then in summer it's "echinacea" and "diptam" (sorry I'm too lazy to search the dictioanry) anyway the frist in a great dark reddish purple and the latter one for the great smell, a bit like lemon lime and orange mixed in one with a beatful flowering...

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  52. I like seeing all flowers, but really dig the gerbera daisies.

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  53. I'm at a bit of a loss here - hahaha. Living in a gardenless apartment with a hubby that's allergic to pollen leaves me with limited options. I'd have to go for daisies, because I still love making daisy-chains with them and it's a favourite childhood memory :)

    Marilize
    marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. Cool coin purse!! For me I adore lily of the valley and lilacs. Love the fragrance these both give off. Delicious.

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  55. Love the fabrics in your coin purses. I like to grow zinnias -- I enjoy the big, bright blooms!

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  56. I love the wild-type roses, and zinnias and poppies. thanks for the giveway!

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  57. I love when my bleeding hearts begin to bloom.

    Kissyjensen @ gmail dot com

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  58. I love simple, white daisies! They are just so pretty! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  59. I love tulips, it's the sign for me that spring is here. thanks for the chance!

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  60. I know it's not a typical girl answer, but I hate bugs so flowers aren't my thing, little bug magnets....

    laura@polkadotzombie dot com

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  61. I'm still waiting on my roses to bloom, they're late and I don't know what the deal is! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Looking forward to any flower that I can actually keep alive! But squash blossoms mean squash is right around the corner. :)

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  63. I love tulips because they come up early so they're a welcome sight after the long cold winter.

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  64. I love to see lilacs in spring. I think they're amazing!
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  65. I''m not sure I can choose just one. I love those first snowdrops, and then the lilacs and peonies, but my favorite flower is my flax plant which flowers every morning and all the blooms fall off in the heat of the day, only to be replaced the next morning. Lovely.

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  66. I am a hydrangea lover too. I have two bushes a beautiful blue one and a white one. So pretty. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda
    rodlindafansler at gmail dot com

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  67. I planted some sunflower seeds last week and am really hoping to have some gorgeous tall sunflowers come August or September. So far I have little half-inch sprouts.

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  68. I have a rose bush with the most beautiful deep pink roses. Just gorgeous when it hits that first full bloom!

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  69. My favorite flower that I look forward to are lilacs. I have been going out each morning and cutting a few that I see. They make the whole house smell like heaven. I have purple and white ones in my yard, I only wished the blooms lasted longer than they do.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  70. I love amarillas b/c they are always in full bloom the week my daughter was born! ;-) I just love that coin purse, so thank you for a great giveaway!

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  71. despite the fact that i dn't really like the flowers on an aesthetic level, i most look forward to seeing fields of daffodils. SO pretty! thanks for the gveaway.

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  72. My favorites are cherry/apple/plum tree blossoms, followed closely by sunflowers.

    chibidani at gmail dot com

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  73. Hey Nicole:
    I'm a peony girl. We have white ones and all shades of pink to crimson. Gorgeous and gone too quickly.

    I'm at ToGlenda (at) gmail (dot) com if you want to choose my name or just say hello. I have recently pulled out some books and want to get back to hand embroidery like you do. It's been too long.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Sweet!

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  74. Tulips are my favorite, but mine bloomed super early and are gone already! Boo! :(
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  75. I love seeing the Iris bloom in random places all up and down our street. I think the squirrels move the bulbs every year.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. Super cute giveaway! My fav flower is a tulip!

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  77. Awesome giveaway!
    Does lavender count? I'm always super excited for both my roses and my lavender. I just adore them.

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  78. My fav. flowers are the hydrangea's too. I got one for mother's day! yeah! I also love your blog!

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  79. my favoite flowers are tulips. they've all ready bloomed at my house!
    serendipitys4thdaughter@gmail.com
    serendipitys4thdaughter.blogspot.com

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  80. my favorite flowers of all time are purple hydrangeas, but sadly I can never get them to grow (Southern CA must just be too warm). They're beautiful though

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  81. I love my lilacs! They smell so good! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  82. wow, so hard to pick a favourite flower, so I will have to go with peonies :) That purse is super cute!

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  83. I get excited every year when my peonies come back. Thanks

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  84. cherry blossoms/sakura
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  85. i always love sweet woodruff, cushion spurge, peonies and the alliums.
    thanks

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  86. I love it when the cherry blossoms bloom but I also love it when the magnolias come out.

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  87. I don't have flowers at my house and am not super familiar with flower names or when they bloom, but there are always really pretty flowers in my city's downtown and I love seeing them bloom!

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  88. My blue hydrangea is loaded with buds...can't wait to see it with lots of them opened up!

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  89. I love your coin purse. I am looking forward to the lady slippers blooming in my woods! I also love the queen Anne's lace

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  90. Thank you and I am excited for my Hydrangea bush to bloom also! They are blue right now, but I heard you can change the color depending on the type of soil you use! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  91. I'm not really familiar with flower names but there is one I like and I hope my house in the future will be filled with them every day :D

    ruelasjacobo90(at)google(dot)com

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  92. I love seeing the magnolia blooms open up on my magnolia tree. They are so beautiful and they smell amazing!

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  93. I look forward to lilacs - they smell so lovely!

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  94. Oh, I love a multicolored patch of Gerbera Daisies. They are so cheerful.

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  95. I love seeing the first patch of dandelions and wild violets- the bright yellow and purple are often the first burst of color after a long winter!

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  96. I love seeing the Cherry Blossoms on the trees bloom in the spring time. They're gorgeous.

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  97. I LOVE peonies and my bush finally bloomed for the first time this year!

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  98. I'm looking forward to my first crop of raspberries!

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  99. I would have said my irises without hesitation, but they're already in bloom, and I've been enjoying them since the weekend. As a second, I'll be curious to see if the bee balm that I planted last spring will bloom.

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  100. not flowers but i love when my herbs finally grow..:) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  101. I love my peonies. And also my lilacs. I have two different kinds, so it spreads the blooming season out a bit.

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  102. The cherry blossoms are always my favourite. :)

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  103. Tulips are my favourite flower. And I love it when all the hedges flower with May blossom x

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  104. Peonies are my favourite! Thanks for the chance to win one of your coin purses!
    smcintosh12(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. My favorite summer flowers are zinias!! They come in lots of different colors and are great for cutting flowers!

    Thank you for the giveaway

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  106. My favorite spring/summer flowers are hydrangeas.

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  107. pink evening primrose. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  108. Without question, every year I anxiously await the arrival of lilacs. I love the scent!

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  109. To be honest, I'm not really up on flowers. BUT I do love the daffodils that bloom in my backyard every year. I don't know how they got there but I very much enjoy seeing them each year. Helps to let me know that spring is really here!

    thanks for doing the giveaway!
    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. I love it when my lilacs bloom they smell so darn good. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  111. I love irises - saw my first ones today! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. I love gerberas and look forward to their bright cheery faces every summer. Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

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  113. I love it when my astilbe blooms.

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  114. That push is adorable! Thanks for the opportunity! I love lilacs and always get excited when I smell them. Someday I'll have a lilac bush in my backyard!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog for a pair of handmade earrings- please stop by!
    http://helenethelstudio.blogspot.com/2012/05/everdeen-earrings-giveaway.html

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  115. Very cute. I love mums. Pretty much I love all the colors.

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  116. Thank you for the cute giveaway. Love color choice. I like daisies any time of the year, and my favorite is a yellow rose.
    maryellen1304@hotmail.com

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  117. I love it when the hybiscus bloom all huge and pretty

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  118. Love your coin purses! I adore peonies -- I carried them in my wedding! Thanks for the chance!

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  119. I love tulips

    carolinejaco at gmail dot com

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  120. My favorite are the lilacs, which are just ending here. But lucky for me, the roses are not far behind. :)

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  121. I really like tulips. Especially tons of them.

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  122. i love seeing new daylilies pop open each day! :)
    nicmowat AT gmail DOT com

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  123. Daisies are my fave. :-) Thank you for the chance to win!

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  124. I'm looking forward to daffodils. One of my favourite flowers, and they always make me think of spring and warm weather! :-)

    macska(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. I love my lillies and roses. This is the first year that I have a really good hydrangea bloom and I go out and look at it every day. I even took many pictures of it to remember. Here's hoping for more!

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  126. Lilies of the valley. I'm looking forward to seeing them bloom.

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  127. I planted some peonies a couple years ago and I really hope they give me some nice blooms this year!

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  128. Cute! I love seeing the sunflowers! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  129. Lilacs because they remind me of my grandma. She had two huge bushes, one pale lavender and one white. She would always send us home with bouquets as soon as they were in bloom. Thanks for the giveaway. kimrat7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. I love tulips, they are my favourite!

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  131. I love seeing the blossoms on our mock orange bush. They smell amazing!

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