Tuesday, April 26, 2011

one year blogiversary

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Wow, how time flies... My Little Artichoke is one year old today!

In celebration of the last 365 days AND it being my birthday next weekend, I wanted to put together a special giveaway from me to one of my lovely readers!



Recently I was strolling along the beach and happened upon a bead store. I chose to make this necklace because as far back as I can remember I've had a fascination with skeleton keys; I even have my most favorite key that I've come across tattooed on my arm! Making this necklace was so much fun, I truly wish I had the time and money to make lovely little keepsakes for people.

Giveaway item: 22" skeleton key and lock necklace made by yours truly



Mandatory Entry:

Follow my blog via GFC or Bloglovin' and leave a comment with the date of your birth!

:: please include your email address with each entry ::

Additional Entries:

- Leave a comment telling me your most memorable birthday story! (1 entry)

- Follow me on Twitter and let me know you did so. (1 entry)

- Post a link to this giveaway either on your blog, Twitter and/or Facebook. Please leave additional comment(s) with a link to the blog, tweet and/or status update. (up to 3 entries)

Overall, that's six ways to win! I will be drawing one winner at random next Tuesday, May 3rd at midnight!

148 comments:

  1. ah-mazing, i love it! and i already follow you, of course. January 18th!
    reneekristine@gmail.com

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  2. birthday memory- Has to be ages 4, 5, and 6. Ninja Turtles birthday cakes each year. Their action figures. A beetlejuice doll that you poked swords through. a steve urkle pencil case. i miss the 90s

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  3. fun!! i'm in! august 5th is my day.

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  4. Following on GFC -- September 27th!
    kmantosz@gmail.com

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  5. Also following on twitter as @mylifeasateacup

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  6. tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/mylifeasateacup/status/62922104403791872
    kmantosz@gmail.com

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  7. My birthday is the date of this giveaway drawing ... May 3rd! Do I win for being so groovy?! ;)

    XOXO

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  8. Following you on twitter twatter now .... I am @alliw

    Also alliwri (at) gmail (dot) com

    XOXO

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  9. Birthday memory: Getting a morning muffin with a birthday candle in it at sleep away camp in 6th grade. Such a wonderful surprise!

    alliwri (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. November 10th
    gbayb@hellokitty.com

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  11. Posted about your giveaway on my blog.

    http://sealovessea.blogspot.com/2011/04/now-on-istagram.html

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  12. My birthday is January 14 =)
    Drippingwetalchemy@gmail.com

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  13. Also following you on twitter as @AllChrome <3

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  14. oh and I'm following you with my blog Drippingwetalchemy.blogspot.com [apparently I'm not properly logged in right now]

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  15. March 27th!
    mtsmeal at gmail dot com

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  16. I am a new GFC follower. My birthday is December 7, pearl harbor day! Funny because my brother's is D-day.
    Thanks!
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  17. I'm a follower of your blog! February 20!

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  18. Well, I don't remember it, but there are pictures documenting my first birthday when I sat in my birthday cake and ate it in handfuls from under my butt...
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  19. I am a follower of yours on twitter.

    ashy_lu05(at)yahoo[d0t]com

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  20. I was born 13.04.1994...

    my email is kasia433@onet.eu
    I follow you as pralinka

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  21. - made a note:
    http://pralinkaa.blogspot.com/2011/04/aby-to-wygrac-kliknij-tutaj.html

    kasia433@onet.eu

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  22. I still remember my birthday party when one of my friends gave me.. a little sweet dog. I was so happy! Now he lives with me and he's my best friend.

    kasia433@onet.eu

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  23. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect and my birthday is February 16th
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. My most memorably birthday party was spent with my mom at a spa and then going to brunch after!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. My birthday is March 24th. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. My most memorable birthday was 14. My little cousin asked me to take her into the library, and when I walked in there was a huge party for me. Awesome!
    flataif@gmail.com

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  27. Following on GFC under Berendina. My birthday is October 4th.

    bd_657@hotmail.com

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  28. GFC follower.
    July 29th is my b'day!

    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  29. My favorite birthday memory was when I was given a really cute pink cupcake apron for my 20th :P. Also it was my first family birthday party that included my boyfriend :)

    bd_657@hotmail.com

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  30. Your twitter follower (@ninajoleisa)
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  31. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ninajoleisa/status/63003232997347328
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  32. Following you on twitter under Berendina Dykema @TheArtOfBaking

    bd_657@hotmail.com

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  33. Tweeted about your giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/TheArtOfBaking/status/63004582472724480

    bd_657@hotmail.com

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  34. I follow and my birthday is 8/24Thanks for the chance to win!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  35. My most memorable birthday story is that on my 34th birthday my daughter was born! It was the best present ever. Coincidentally, we also share the same birth weight.
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  36. I follow with bloglovin'!

    My bday is Nov 16

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  37. Favorite birthday was when I turned 22. Gilfriends threw me a surprise girls night party.. stayed up til the sun rises and talk about everything. Such a simple celebration but means a lot to me and definitely unforgettable.:0
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  38. I follow on GFC and my birthday is June 1st!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. One of my best birthday memories was when I turned thirteen and I was called to my school's office(kind of scary) and it turned out that my dad had left a peach colored rose for me(it matched a brand new shirt I wore for the first time that day). It made my day so special!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MaryLeeByTheSea/status/63044061019373568

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. im a blog follower
    punkme15 at gmail dot com

    DOB : Dec 02

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  42. my most memorable birthday was when i was young, maybe 2-3 because of the party that my parents gave me :)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  43. im a twitter follower

    @mynameisjel

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  44. tweet here: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/63051259174850560

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  45. Happy blogiversary!!!!! I'm so excited and happy for your amazing blog to turn 1!! :D

    That necklace is absolutely lovely and I'm in love with it!

    I follow your blog of course ;)

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  46. My most memorable birthday was for my 19th. I went camping for the first time and didn't prepare at all. It got dark so fast an we ran out of things to do! I think we went to bed at like 9 hahahaha. But in the morning we realized we are up our tent on a slant and we all ended up on the bottom right corner of the tent! We laughed so hard for like 30 minutes when we all woke up haha :D

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  47. Stalk you on twitter ;) ha lol

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  48. gfc follower
    December 11

    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  49. @gustosagiveaway twitter follower
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  50. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/gustosagiveaway/status/63065490859364352
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  51. fb share
    http://www.facebook.com/gustosagiveaways/posts/218516298160890
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  52. blog post
    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/2011/04/skeleton-key-and-lock-necklace-giveaway.html
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  53. Hello! Beautiful necklace!

    I am now following you via GFC under: SAUCY | f. | BABY

    My birthday is on September 21, 1988.

    saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    xo Nicole

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  54. I follow your blog on GFC as Miggie Cananea

    Date of birth: May 18, 1992

    paola_333@yahoo.com

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  55. I follow on twitter as @schmalfoy

    paola_333@yahoo.com

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  56. Most memorable birthday: I got kicked out of the house on that day! :)))

    paola_333@yahoo.com

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  57. new gfc follower
    21st of july
    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    i love b days !

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  58. when i was little before the age of 13 i had these beautiful white cheesecake from costco topped with all berries like blue , straw , rasp. , and black . That for me was my most memorable part of the day since I got to also decorate them with the berries . I remember my friends coming on by one .
    tumblemumbo at gmail.com

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  59. fb shared
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=741569600
    thanks
    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  60. Following your blog(ksyshenka)
    My birthday date is 23 of February!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. My most favourite birthday celebration was one when we with my lovely future hubby were sitting opposite each other in the lovely romantic cafe lighting candles,drinking red wine and listening to a lovely music!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Following you on Twitter!
    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/63199401799196675

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. GFC blog follower- mframe00
    January 13
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  65. My favorite memory was finding out I was pregnant on my birthday.
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  66. twitter follower- @mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  67. Shared on FB:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=120037614743538&id=100000966605964

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. I love skeleton keys also! Congratulations on your one year blogiversary and happy soon to be birthday.

    December 12th
    porcelainheartivorytooth@gmail.com

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  69. I'm already a follower (Bloglovin') :). My birthday is October 17th and one of my favorite birthdays was my sweet 16. My family and friends surprised me with a big party and had a HUGE paint war. Great day!

    -malori@jacquesandjill.com

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  70. I follow you with GFC ^^

    My birthday is on February 9th
    sara---sara@hotmail.it

    kisses

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  71. cute!
    my birthday is november 11th.

    melanieamauller at gmail dot com

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  72. I follow with GFC! My bday is October 10. :)

    ofhorsefeathers@gmail.com

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  73. My most memorable birthday was my 9th — my family was living on this 40-ft sailboat in South America and I invited this little Venezuelan girl.

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  74. GFC follower (Goga)

    June 23rd

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  75. Following you on twitter as @Kaziutka

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  76. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/63363951953592321

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  77. New follower!!! May 5th birthday!!!!! love your blog!

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  78. Birthday story?? well, just remember last year´s surprise birthday party from my hubby!!!

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  79. Following you via GFC..


    lifeis.oceanbliss@gmail.com

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  80. My most memorable birthday is when I had my first birthday cake. We are not really fond of cakes, ice cream yes.. but I was happy enough when I first tasted a chocolate sponge cake back in high school.

    lifeis.oceanbliss@gmail.com

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  81. follower and born on oct 3rd :D

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  82. most memorable bday: for my 18th birthday, there was actually this art event in toronto that me and my cousin went to. it was from oct 2 at 7pm till 7am of oct 3. close to midnight we were tired of exploring the places so we sat down in this on event where it was a burlesque show and then near 1am i realized it was my bday xD

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  83. follow on twitter under stopdropandread

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  84. Following your blog. :)

    whitsend@live.com

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  85. My birthday is Oct 5th. :)

    whitsend@live.com

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  86. My favorite birthday memeory was when my parents would do scavengar hunts for me. :)

    whitsend@live.com

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  87. I follow you on GFC under Erin Marie
    April 11th
    dcheartgirl@yahoo.com

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  88. Birthday Memory ... any where I was not in the hospital ... I was a very sick child so my favorite would be when I got have my party at the local Chuckie Cheese rather than the hospital cafeteria ... you asked ;)

    dcheartgirl@yahoo.com

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  89. I follow you on Twitter under @365daysofchange
    dcheartgirl@yahoo.com

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  90. http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=199875453382984&id=100001655330944

    I shared this on FB wall under Erin Chd Survivor!
    dcheartgirl@yahoo.com

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  91. https://twitter.com/#!/365daysofchange/status/64627938578022400

    I tweeted your giveaway
    dcheartgirl@yahoo.com

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  92. my birthday is Sept 26! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  93. my fav birthday memory is when i turned 24. it was the day of my rehearsal dinner right before my wedding. best day of my life next to the day of my wedding! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  94. i follow u on twitter jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  95. July 31, 1984 (same day, not same year, as Harry Potter)

    On that day in 1989, my brother pushed me off the swingset in our backyard and broke my arm. I opened presents one-handed and it was weeks before doctors even agreed to give me an x-ray because I thought I was faking. It was a green stick fracture. But it was my most memorable birthday and my only broken bone ever!

    meghansarakarre@gmail.com

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  96. Follow your blog via GFC = Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  97. Follow via Google Friend Connect

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  98. Twitter follower @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  99. GFC follower (agnes merza)
    Bday: june 15
    email: acmerza777 AT gmail.com

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  100. followed on twitter (@princessagnes7)

    acmerza777 AT gmail.com

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  101. shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/acmerza/posts/200200743350867
    acmerza777 AT gmail.com

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  102. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/#!/princessagnes7/status/65038405163171840

    acmerza777 AT gmail.com

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  103. I won't forget my 10th birthday because that day Mt. Pinatubo (a volcano) erupted and the sky was dark. I felt lonely that day. :(

    acmerza777 AT gmail.com

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  104. I follow via GFC! My birthday is March 23rd. :)

    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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  105. My most memorable birthday was the year I went on my senior trip to Disney World. What a great birthday present!

    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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  106. I follow you on Twitter!

    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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  107. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/giveawaygirlie/status/65173344688943104

    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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  108. Blog: http://malkatz.tumblr.com/post/5142372289/ends

    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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  109. I am following you on Google Friend Connect as Viorela.
    violet.porto[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  110. I am a follower on twitter as violet_porto.
    violet.porto[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  111. I shared this giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/violet_porto/status/65211536544768000.
    violet.porto[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  112. my most memorable birthday was when i was and i got a golden watch from my mom. was my first watch ever,
    violet.porto[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  113. FB: http://www.facebook.com/malkatz/posts/199059613465294

    fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

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  114. I'm following via GFC.
    May 7th. :o)

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  115. My most memorable birthday story was when hubby surprised me by taking a couple of days off, getting his sister to babysit and taking me away for my birthday. It was awesome and a complete surprise!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  116. I'm following on twitter as ravensrascals.

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  117. My most memorable birthday story was last year. My grandma and I celebrated together. We went to Lucille's BBQ w/all the family and even her brother came down from WA. It was really great even though I was super sick with what I think was the swine flu. But it was the last birthday we celebrated together before she died a couple months later. It will always mean a lot to me.

    megphilips@gmail.com

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  118. Congratulations!

    I'm your gfc follower
    July 3rd

    cornelio.mallare at gmail dot com

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  119. Following ainsjfox on Twitter (@cornelio03)


    cornelio.mallare at gmail dot com

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  120. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/cornelio03/status/

    cornelio.mallare at gmail dot com

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  121. I Follow you/your blog on Bloglovin'

    My birthday is March 15 - the year is "Classified"

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  122. This is easy - my 40th brithday (and that's all I'm going to say!) out of the blue I got a call from my childhood/high school sweetheart who I'd lost touch with when we both went off to college.

    And "Yada Yada Yada..." we got married six months later to the day! (Yes - we're still happy and No I will not share what year that was!)

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  123. Follow via GFC and my birthday is 9/15! :)

    awildtonic@gmail.com

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  124. I follow on Twitter, too! :)

    awildtonic@gmail.com

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  125. Tweeted it here: http://twitter.com/#!/awildtonic/status/65470260345704448

    Happy Anniversary, btw! :)

    awildtonic@gmail.com

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  126. I follow you via gfc! My birthday: 5th June 88.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  127. My best birthday memory would be... about 7 years ago, a small surprise party with just 5 other friends. One of my best friends was waiting inside a closet, with the cake, and the candle lit! Amazing how no clothes got burnt. :)
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  128. Following on twitter as my_wunderkammer.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  129. Shared on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wunderfraulein/posts/117615788320101
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  130. Shared on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/my_wunderkammer/status/65526942883004416
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  131. Blogged: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/110503_14.html
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  132. already following(:
    November 26th~

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  133. birthday memory- ahhh, those years where i was OBSESSED with Hello Kitty (still am)and had to get hello kitty cakes every.single.time(:

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  134. Tweeted it
    http://twitter.com/#!/ShirleyMak1

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  135. GFC follower as luckyfinds
    Bday: August 5

    Emiliana Sison
    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  136. following you on twitter (2millette05)

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  137. tweeted-
    http://twitter.com/#!/millette05/status/

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  138. Happy Blogiversary!
    My birthday is in april on the 18th (: and I'm a gfc follower (tearyeyedstars)
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  139. My most memorable birthday was when my friends threw a party for me and bought me a camera because I really needed one! I was overjoyed!
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  140. Following you on twitter (: (@tearyeyedstars)
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  141. posted on fb:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=217482024930973&id=100000616079086
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  142. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/tearyeyedstars/status/65595450790645760
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  143. blogged:
    http://tearyeyedstars.blogspot.com/2011/05/one-year-blogiversary-giveaway.html
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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