Feb 6, 2012

The Big News

***UPDATE: giveaway is now closed***

First off, you guys cracked me up on Friday with your guesses. I better clear some things up before I get to the news.

I may or may not be having a girl - we still don't know. Could be a girl. Could be a boy. In about 7 weeks, give or take a few days, we'll know!!!

Also, we are not having twins. I had a Dr. appointment last week and there's still only one little peanut in there.

So, if I'm not announcing the sex, name or the fact that I'm carrying an extra little one around, what is this big news?

I'm opening an Etsy store!


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If you follow me on instagram, you saw the "joy" print already. Or, if you were really paying attention, you saw the pic on the January in photos post - hence the very small clue of JOY :)

I have been wanting to do this for quite sometime and finally committed to it. I know this isn't as exciting news as some of you expected so I hope to still make it a little exciting by doing a giveaway!

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I have three poster designs in the store right now so there will be three, yes three, winners in this week's giveaway - one winner per poster, chosen at random.



Do you want to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of my posters?

Yes!?

Oh that's so exciting!

Just leave me a comment letting me know which design you would want if you were chosen.

If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can get another entry if you share this giveaway on twitter and come back and let me know about it.

Want another entry? Share it on your blog and come back and leave me a comment with the link.

If that doesn't make you feel good about your chances, you can share a link to the giveaway and leave me a comment.

If my math is right, that's a max of four entries.

I will accept entries until 11:59pm, Thursday night, Oklahoma time (so you can space your comments out over the next few days, if you so choose). The three winners will be chosen at random using the random number generator and I will announce the winners Friday! Each winner will get an 11"x17" printed poster.

I also want to let you know how excited I am to announce that part of the proceeds of every sale of the "love" poster will be donated to Love146, an organization that is close to my heart.

So go check out my store already and let me know what you think.

Thanks and good luck!!!

235 comments:

  1. congrats on the store...such adorable prints! especially love the "you are my sunshine" one. :)

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  2. I know the winners will be chosen at random, but please pick me. I would love the "you are my sunshine" print. My husband and I are about to become foster parents to a special needs baby in foster care and I am preparing a "you are my sunshine" nursery. Your print would be perfect!
    Beth H: cole12880(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. Congrats on your store...how exciting!!! The prints are too cute...I especially love the "You are my Sunshine"!!!

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  4. Love the simplicity of the Love Never Ends print. Congrats on the new store!

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  5. Congrats! I love the You Are My Sunshine print!

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  6. I would love to hang the "you are my sunshine" poster in my little man's room. I sing him that every night before he goes to bed :)

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  7. hooray! i love this idea! i would proudly hang your joy print at my house! <3 congrats on the new endeavor!

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  8. Congrats! Love all 3 but I would pick the JOY print :)

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  9. Way to go!! I like all the prints, can't wait to see more. If I get chosen, I think I would pick the Sunshine one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. I love them all!! But I would buy the Love one first ;) I am so glad you opened a store! Can't wait to see your new peanut!!

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  11. how do you choose! they are all great!

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  12. I love the "you are my sunshine" sign (well actually I love all of them...but I have to choose...right?!)
    :)

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  13. congrats!! I love the you are my sunshine print!

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  14. These are awesome! I'd love the Sunshine print for my 2 year old's room. Congrats on your store!

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  15. Yahoo! A new etsy shop to enjoy! You are a true talent, Lesley. I love JOY prints!

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  16. What a great project ! I love all the poster, but my favorite is "Joy"...

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  17. I love the sunshine print! I am expecting my 4th baby and have been looking for the perfect "you are my sunshine" print for over his bed and I think this might be it!!

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  18. how awesome! I love my etsy shop!

    i love your "always be full of joy in the Lord print!
    congrats!

    www.thepaperclouds.etsy.com

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  19. SO in love with the sunshine print :) Congrats on the store...great little prints!

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  20. awesome! Good luck with the store!

    I love your You Are My Sunshine print!

    chelsealexander at hotmail dot com

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  21. Congratulations!! Keep up the awesome work!!

    I LOVE the "joy" poster!

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  22. Awesome news! I love the LOVE print!

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  23. Awesome! I would love any of your prints, but I especially love "you are my sunshine" (and "love never ends" is also a fave.. that was one of our readings at our wedding last year!) :)

    Congratulations!!

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  24. you are my sunshine is my favorite! what fun!

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  25. I love the 'You are my Sunshine' print! I would hang it in my daughter's room, because I always tell her that I love her more than sunshine! Congrats on opening your store and thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  26. Oh, and I shared on Facebook :)

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hello-its-me-Kiki-Dee/306882662676654

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  27. I love the you are my sunshine print! Congrats on the store.

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  28. Jacci http://homeforthebetter.blogspot.comFebruary 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    so excited for you! i love the JOy print!!! :)

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  29. I LOVE the 'love never ends' print. Id love to give it to my sister-in-law!!

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  30. Congrats on the store opening! I love the You Are My Sunshine print. It would look beautiful in my daughters bedroom.

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  31. I love the You are my Sunshine print!

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  32. So great! I am expecting twins and would love to decorate the nursery with the "Sunshine" print. SO, SO cute!!!

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  33. That's so exciting! Congrats - all your posters are great and your shop will now be a favorite of mine! I think my favorite is the Sunshine print - perfect for a furture baby room!

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  34. I love the you are my sunshine print.

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  35. oh wow! blessings on the shop opening! and I really the LOVE print. I might just go ahead and buy one if I don't win!

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  36. oo so exciting! i love your "you are my sunshine" print.

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  37. Linked to your giveaway on facebook!

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  38. How exciting Leslie! And can't wait to meet your boy or girl peanut :) Congratulations on the store. Very cool. I'd pick the sunshine print. That phrase holds really special meaning in my family. Hope you're doing great.
    Amy

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  39. Exciting! I like them all but the 'you are my subshine' would look great in our nursery!

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  40. Love these prints! My favorite is You Are My Sunshine. I sing that to my kids all the time!

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  41. I'm not entering. Just commenting on how much I love my Joy print. Thank you dear friend. And congrats on your shop. I can't wait to see where the Lord takes you through it!

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  42. I love the Joy poster! It's just adorable!

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  43. I love the prints! My favorite and would look great in the future nursery is the "sunshine" print. : )

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  44. Great store!!! I love Etsy, and your prints are great!! I would love the 'sunshine' one:)
    ~Debbie
    akadebbie@hotmail.com

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  45. I shared your link of Facebook....does that count?
    ~Debbie
    akadebbie@hotmail.com

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  46. Congratulations on your store! I had no idea, I missed the "signs" literally. Love them all, my favorite though is the Sunshine sign. I'm adding your store to my Etsy favorites right now.

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  47. I would love a "You Are My Sunshine Print." So awesome! Congrats to your Etsy store opening!

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  48. Congrats on your new Etsy shop! The Sunshine one is my favorite but they are all really cute!

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  49. Just posted up on my blog:

    http://www.cowtowncameragirl.com/blog/?p=5411

    Would be a fun print for our baby girl's nursery. Due in 8 weeks. :)

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  50. love them all! But I really love the sunshine and joy prints.
    love the store too! :)

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  51. I love them all! but if I had to choose, it would be the you are my sunshine!

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  52. I love the JOY sign - so perfect in my kitchen!

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  53. I'd love the Joy Poster! Congrats on the new shop:)

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  54. They all beautiful. I LOVE the Joy poster. Hope I'm the lucky gal that wins!

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  55. Congrats!!! I love the You are my sunshine print - so cute!!

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  56. Just posted a a link to your giveaway. Thanks! So cute!

    http://www.cowtowncameragirl.com/blog/?p=5411

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  57. I love the "You are my sunshine" poster. Congrats on your new shop!
    ~Melissa

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  58. You are my sunshine!A new shop is exciting! Giana

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  59. i would love a you are my sunshine print!

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  60. Congrats on your shop!!! I love the Joy print :)

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  61. The sunshine one... my the kid's bathroom is all done in etsy sunshine posters :) I was thinking maybe you were having a boy and rhyming it with joy... ha! :)

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  62. I blogged about it photos and about your giveaway here: http://www.factthisblogisawesome.com/2012/02/my-week-in-ipadography.html

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  63. I would love to have the "You are my Sunshine" print. They are all beautiful!!! :)

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  64. I shared the giveaway :)
    link: http://outofpeonies.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway.html

    I love the you are my sunshine print

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  65. and I also shared a link to the giveaway :)

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  66. I love the yellow sunshine print! If I don't win, I plan on buying it anyhoo! :)

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  67. I love the yellow sunshine print! If I don't win, I plan on buying it anyhoo! :)

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  68. I shared your giveaway on twitter! @leslienewc I Love the JOY poster!

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  69. I would love to win any of the three, but I especially like the You are My Sunshine (my mom always sang that to us as kids).

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  70. My fav is you are my sunshine!!!!

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  71. I like the joy print and could use a lot of joy these days. Thanks.

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  72. I love the You Are My Sunshine print. All of the designs are just beautiful: cheery, clean, and simple.

    Congrats on the new store!

    brother9(at)msu(dot)edu

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  73. Congrats on launching your Etsy shop! Stephanie factthisblogisawesome posted about your site and I am in love with your prints so I had to enter. The Your Are My Sunshine print is my favorite if forced to choose ;)

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  74. Congrats! I would love the "You are my Sunshine" print! When I started "crushing" on my husband in grade 9 (almost 15 years ago now) his code name from my friends was "sunshine". They'd sing all the "sunshine" songs so they quotes are sentimental to me know :)

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  75. so cute...love the JOY print!!

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  76. I love all your prints but I think I love the joy one the most. I can't wait to see what you add to your shop.

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  77. I love the 'love' print! We used the corinthians quote at our wedding, and it would make a great Valentines Gift!

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  78. Joy!!! So cute! I actually love them all!!

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  79. So fun! I really like the Love print. And the Joy print. It's a toss up between those two, so if I win, you can close your eyes and point to one. :)

    The sunshine one is cute too, but for some reason, that song always makes me sad... I think because of the second verse.

    Anyway, I'm so excited for you! :)

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  80. Congratulations on the shop! Love the designs. My favorite one is the "You are my sunshine" one. That was my favorite song as a little kid.

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  81. Congratulations! I love all of them but I think the "love" print would be perfect in my little girl's room. Beautiful!

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  82. Love the Sunshine Print...super excited for your new store!! I would love to be able to put your print in our nursery!!We are having twins...and we will find out on the 16th what the genders are!! :D

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  83. Yay for your Etsy shop! If I was chosen as a winner, I'd love to have the You Are My Sunshine print.

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  84. Haha! I was sure it was going to be something to do with your new sweet baby!! I had no clue!! But this news is awesome, and I love it! Great job :) I love the JOY one. It is precious, and so true! Would should always be full of joy in the Lord!!

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  85. Absolutely adore the JOY print but they all are wonderful :) Congratulations!

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  86. These are great!! The JOY one is my favorite, but they're all wonderful!

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  87. I LOVE them all but "you are my sunshine" describes EACH of my four kids!

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  88. I love the you are my sunshine print! I love the way the rays radiate off the print. It's happy. I'm a daddy's girl, he would always call me his little sunshine :)

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  89. great shop! i love the JOY print! :)

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  90. the JOY print is my favorite!

    hopeswenson@gmail.com

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  91. I tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/hopespeony/status/166882619617849344

    hopeswenson@gmail.com

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  92. Wonderful...I love the joy one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  93. Congrats on the store...such adorable prints. Love them all but my favorite is the JOY print! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  94. how exciting~ etsy is fabulouso!!
    love the prints,especially you are my sunshine :) thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  95. I like them all but love the love and sunshine ones

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  96. Congrats on the store! How exciting! I would love one of these prints to hang in my little girl's room.

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  97. These are adorable... I would pick the "you are my sunshine" print! I love that you are supporting Love146 as well!

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  98. Congratulations on your Etsy store. I love the colors of all the prints. My favorite is the "Love" print... I could definitely form a cutesy collage of photos around that. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. i LOVE the "you are my sunshine" print!

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  100. Hi! I'm visiting from Ashley's blog...such talented sisters, you are!!!

    I really like the "JOY" print! Blessings on your new etsy shop!!!

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  101. JOY JOY JOY!! How wonderful!

    Ns097180@hotmail.com

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  102. It has to be the sunshine print, since I have more sunshine in my three little ones than I ever thought possible!

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  103. congrats on your new shop! love the joy print, and would love to hang it in our foyer.

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  104. You are my sunshine print. I sang that to my now 19 year old son when he was a little boy.

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  105. I honestly love all three and would need you to pick for me :)

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  106. I can literally see the JOY print hanging in my home. I absolutely LOVE it! You are very talented and blessed! Congrats on the store!

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  107. Love the Joy print.....I pray for that word to wash over my daily! Love it!

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  108. "LOVE" - because it's beautiful and I need to be reminded. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  109. Just hopped over from your big sissy's blog. Congrats on your Etsy shop and the upcoming arrival of baby number two! Wha ta Blessing you sister's will share this year by adding to your families!

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  110. I'm loving the you are my sunshine print, so cute!

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  111. I love the JOY print. I'm due pretty close to you and would love to have some art to hang in the nursery!

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  112. I just love the JOY poster! It would be really cute in our new baby nursery :)

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  113. I would love any of them, but if I have to pick - I am going with the JOY one!

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  114. How fun! Thank you! All three prints are great - it's so hard to choose. I really like the joy print.

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  115. The You are My Sunshine print would go great in my bathroom that I am doing in yellow and grey. I love the colors of the JOY print though.

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  116. Also posted a link on my Facebook page.

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  117. congrats on your new store! i'd pick you are my sunshine - we used to spend hours singing that to my daughter when she was a babe. :)

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  118. Hi - love the prints in your store! Congrats! I would choose the You Are My Sunshine print. Thanks!

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  119. Blogged about your giveaway too! :)

    http://helloitsmekikidee.blogspot.com/2012/02/top-secret-birthday-gift-and-giveaway.html

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  120. I love the You Are My Sunshine print...I sing that to my daughters every day. Beautiful prints!

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  121. We just had a Joy sermon at church so I think its fitting to have the Joy poster! Love the shop....
    Aimee H
    aimeeisac@clearwire.net

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  122. It's so hard to pick a favourite! I think I'd have to go with the Joy print, though... it's beautiful! Congrats on the new shop.

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  123. Sweet! Congrats on the opening of your store!! My favorite is "you are my sunshine" -too cute!

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  124. I love all of them, but probably the Sunshine one the best.

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  125. I love the "love" print! love it!

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  126. Congrats!!! VERY exciting! My favorite print is JOY!

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  127. Congrats on opening up an etsy shop -- it looks wonderful! All of your posters are super sweet, but I like the 'you are my sunshine' one the best! :)

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  128. I'd love to put the 'Joy' print up in our home! Thanks and congrats on the store!

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  129. you have such a talent! I love the JOY poster! Thanks and congrats on the new shop!

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  130. These posters are adorable! I love the You Are My Sunshine one, since I sing it to my littles :)

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  131. love them all, but i'd choose "you are my sunshine". my daughter requests it every night.

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  132. Love the JOY poster! So great!!!

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  133. I love, absolutely adore, the JOY poster!

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  134. I just tweeted this, too!
    @HappinessIsBlog

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  135. Congrats on the store!! I would love the "Love Never Ends" poster.

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  136. they are all fantastic. but i love the you are my sunshine one.

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  137. here is my link to my blog post
    http://mja527.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway.html

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  138. Love the joy and sunshine prints. Great reminders for the little ones.

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  139. I came from your sister's blog. I love the Joy poster. Congratulations on your new shop! I just liked it on Etsy to remember for the future. And, thanks for your Robber's Cove post. That's within driving distance of me and certainly looks fun!

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  140. I love the joy print! Great giveaway, and congratulations on your new shop!

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  141. Congrats! Love the prints. I gotta say, my favorite is the love print. It's one of my favorite Scriptures!

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  142. Joy is my favorite!

    Congratulations...so exciting!

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  143. what a cute shop! love the sunshine print!

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  144. I love the you are my sunshine print!! :) Congrats on the store.

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  145. The JOY print is my favorite! Congrats on opening an etsy shop!

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  146. I popped over here from Ashley's blog! So glad I did. I love these prints! When my little boy was a baby, I would sing the "You are My Sunshine" song to him every night before putting him down to sleep. It's a phrase very close to my heart...so you'd think that would be my favorite print, right? Nope, I love the the "LOVE" print. I wish I would have seen it sooner and I could have ordered it for my husband for Valentine's Day! Maybe I'll order it for his birthday?
    Thanks for the giveaway? :)

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  147. I found your Etsy store from Ashley's blog. I fell in love with your prints. We are expecting a baby boy in a few weeks and I would love to put the "You are my Sunshine" print in his nursery.

    Lovely prints. I will be "favorite" your Etsy shop.

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  148. Hi, great news! I love the you are my sunshine print. It's so cheery and would look great in my kitchen! :)

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  149. Congrats! I think they are all beautiful! Would be hard to say which one I like the best. I love that you used scripture. My walls have scriptures stuck to them, but yours is beautiful.

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  150. Congrats on your etsy store!!!
    I love the Joy print and can't wait to see more of your creations!
    Blessings.

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  151. congratulations on the new store! such cute prints!! if I had to choose, I would choose the 'LOVE' print :)

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  152. Amazing! Congrats on the shop! It's beautiful! I adore the Joy poster! Please please please let my number win! :)

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  153. Congrats! Very cute designs!! I like them all, but I would pick the 'love' one.

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  154. YAY!! love your posters!! i added your shop to my favorites...i LOVE the JOY poster. it's LOVELY! {it would look perfect in my SWEET PEA's room}...

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  155. i'm back again...i posted a link on my facebook page found here:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/two-green-olive-trees/174314807709

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  156. I love the 'always be full of joy in the Lord' poster! Clean print, great message and lovely fonts!

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  157. here's another entry for me! a blog post :) http://homeforthebetter.blogspot.com/2012/02/upstairs-hall-design-inspiration.html

    I really do love the joy print. i plan on buying it, even if i don't win! :)

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  158. I love all of them so IF I win- please surprise me:) Love your blog and new shop also!!

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  159. I love all of them, but if I have to choose one, it would be the JOY poster!

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  160. I am so excited for you!!! I love the "Joy" poster! :)

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  161. I've blogged about you for a second entry! www.sonnenscheingirls.blogspot.com

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  162. We've been studying joy at church so the Joy poster would be perfect for me. Thanks!

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  163. I love the "You are my Sunshine" Print. So refreshing and sweet!

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  164. These are adorable. My fave is the sunshine poster- reminds me of my Grandma ;)

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  165. I love them all but if I have to pick my favorite, I would go with the Love Never Ends print.

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  166. I love all of them...but I really like the you are my sunshine one and btw I will probably be ordering in the near future!! :)

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  167. How exciting! I'd choose the "you are my sunshine print" because it makes me happy and I think my little guys would love it!

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  168. I love the you are my sunshine one!

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  169. I love them all! The sunshine print is my favorite by just a tad bc I love the yellow. Congrats on your new shop :)

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  170. all of the prints are great! Congratulations on the opening of your shop, and I would love to win the Be full of Joy print.
    Jackie

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  171. I'm popped over from Ashley Ann's blog and couldn't be happier! What a cute shop...I love the JOY print. It's a sweet reminder at this period in our family. Thanks and best of luck with your shop!

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  172. I love love love the Joy poster!! You are awesome!! : )

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  173. would love to win the joy print -- or any of them -- love them all!

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  174. I love the always be full of joy in the Lord - 11x17 print.
    thanks for the chance to win ... love your shop!

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  175. Congrats for this big and beautiful project... I love JOY.

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  176. wonderful news -- the etsy shop promises to be another exciting addition to your family and I wish you much success! The "joy" one is especially dear to me. All the best! xo

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  177. Good for you! I love the you are my sunshine print, my mom loves that song.

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  178. I love them all...but my word for 2012 is Joy, so that would be my choice!

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  179. Oh dear, it's so hard to choose: all of them are beautiful! Awesome works of creativity! I think I would appreciate the "Always be full of Joy" one - that reminder would be really helpful during this stage of life.
    -Sarah P.

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  180. The LOVE poster would be my pick but I LOVE all of them

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  181. I would have to pick the "You Are My Sunshine" print. They're all so cute! Good luck with your store.

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  182. I would LOVE to have the "You Are My Sunshine" print!! :)

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  183. Of course I love them all, but since you're making me choose, I choose the Love print. It sums up the way I want to live my life. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  184. Since my last name is Joy, I would have to chose the Joy poster. it would be so fun to add it to our home!

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  185. I posted about the giveaway on my blog:

    http://libertyjj.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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I know it can be a little scary but go on, I'd love to hear from you!