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"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen

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Monday, February 15, 2010

OWOH Give- Away "Magical Blog Ride"

Welcome to the OWOH 2010 Magical Blog Ride it is a wonderful idea created by
 "A Whimsical Bohemian" blog.  I'm very excited to be a part of this event!
OWOH began as a way to connect bloggers around the world whose paths might not otherwise cross. According to our OWOH creator and host Lisa Swifka, this event "transcends geographical location,      socio economics, political affiliation, and religious beliefs." The event has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2007. Last year, bloggers from 28 countries participated in the event!

One of the things that makes this event so special is that each participant offers visitors a chance to win a gift that they have chosen from their heart. After much thought, I decided to offer my visitors the opportunity to win a beautiful pair of my "Heart Earrings" from my PBD collection.


All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower of this blog. And be sure to include your name and a way to contact you- either through your blog, email, or both!
Leave your comments by
 February 14th, 12 midnight PST.
One entry per person please! I will announce the winner on Sunday, February 15th, 2010...

Be sure to leave your comments! :)
I wanted to tell a little story on hearts where it all started and how it became a symbol of love. So I finally got my answer here and wanted to share it with you!!

The evocative two-lobed heart shape was used by early hunters living in Europe before the last ice age, and it is believed to have symbolized the vital organ that sustains life by pumping blood through and around a living organism.


In the Middle Ages, the heart sign was associated with signs for union, togetherness, fire, and flight. More recently, in Sweden, the symbol was used to denote a coed toilet. On an ancient Greek amphora, hearts represented leaves on Dionysus' wreath, although later, the heart's association with Eros, god of sexual love, and Cupid, his Roman counterpart, prevailed. Apparently Aztecs, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Celts, and Taoists all use this fortuitous symbol.

When searched further the findings from a site Thinkquest called The Interactive Heart explores the cultural significance of the heart in ancient civilizations and contemporary culture -- and describes the long-standing perception of the heart as the seat of human emotion.

Here's a poem, submitted by Ruth Porter:

Poems from the heart,
may be pretty smart,
but all this lovey-dovey,
makes me fairly tart.

For me I just like the shape ad color of the heart and link it to love, giving, and friendships....  :)

I look forward to meeting new friends
and I hope you enjoy my blog!

Be sure to leave your comments! :)

Happy Magical Blog Riding!

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  2. Please come and visit me! I write poetry and would love to blog with you!

    Valrie

    http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

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  3. *•: -:¦:-**•: -:¦:-**•: -:¦:-*

    How Marvelous!

    Please count me in!

    Hugs,

    Gina Luna

    Please visit My World for a chance to win one of seven Art Dolls!

    http://inginasworld.blogspot.com/

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  4. The earrings are lovely. Thanks for the cahnce to win.

    Connie (chubmoma@verizon.net)

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  5. What a fantastic giveaway! Please enter my name in your draw and come enter mine #750 on the ride. - Krystal (Kryssi01@msn.com)

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  6. so cute! please enter me in your drawing!

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  7. Oh how wonderful! I love the story surround them as well...and while I totally harmonize with the "unity" definition, I just have to giggle at the heart as a toilet. :)

    I can't wait to look around your blog some more (love the sparkles) :) and am thankful for my chance to win your lovely earrings!


    (Feel free to visit my giveaway as well at http://lifeunity.blogspot.com)

    Thanks!
    Lisa (#1086 at OWOH)
    (flying in from Indiana)

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  8. Hi PBDesigns, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the earrings. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gifts. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.

    #784
    http://blog.barbaracagle.com
    www.barbaracagle.com

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  9. Your earrings are just TOO CUTE! Loved all your heart trivia. Visit me (#874) for an Angel Card Reading giveaway.

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  10. Greetings & Salutations,
    Enchanting Heart Earrings OWOH Giveaway!
    Lovely Work & Blog. I became a Follower ~ Hope you'll Follow Me Too...

    For a little Glitter & Magic fly by my blog
    #242 On The List @:
    http://todaysgold.com

    Cosmic Blessings´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Lyndy Ward

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  11. It is such a pleasure seeing all of the wonderful blogs on this Magic Carpet Ride. I am thrilled to meet you and want to take the time to look through your recent posts. Please enter my name in your giveaway then stop by for a chance to win my beaded bracelet giveaway. I hope you are enjoying your ride and finding lovely blogs that speak to you the way yours does to me.

    Blessings, Sharon (#52)

    http://SharDonExclusives.blogspot.com

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  12. I would love to be included in your drawing.
    Sandra

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  13. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

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  14. So sweet!! Beautiful and charming blog! So magical!!
    A beautiful and stunning treasure !
    I am traveling on my magic carpet ,my first year with OWOH flying from Connecticut.
    My blog #937
    Thanks
    matternu@gmail.com

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  15. these are pretty! thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. What wonderful work! Thank you so much for your giveaway!

    Amy, OWOH #680/681
    artsyrockerchick@aim.com
    BackseatWriter.com

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  17. pretty darn cute! I would love to win these little cuties. Thanks for the chance--

    Vicki

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  18. Fantastic giveaway! I love it.
    Your work is brilliant.

    Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#59 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :D

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  19. Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. What a fun blog to visit on the magic carpet. Thank you for sharing! gracebending@yahoo.com

    Grace-»(¯`v´¯)-»

    gracebending@yahoo.com

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  20. those are too stinkin' cute!

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  21. Hello from Georgia, USA!! I'm really having fun flying from blog to blog and seeing so much talent!
    I'm new to the art world and overwhelmed by all the different kinds of art I might could learn.
    Please enter me and thank you for your generosity!

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  22. What pretty earrings!

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  23. Please count me in your lovely giveaway and come and visit my blog too and enter my giveaway as well!
    Kind regards
    Susan, nr 821

    susanlotus@gmail.com

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  24. Greetings from Salem ! Such fun traveling by magic carpet to visit new and old friends. lovely giveaway please enter me too! Susan
    pedolbailey@msn.com
    I invite you to visit my blog giveaway I have fresh baked brownies and cinnamon tea prepared for my visitors! seasonalwhimsies.blogspot.com

    americanholidayartists.com

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  25. These are really cute! I hope you enter mine over at #222, also!

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  26. Hi there,

    What cute heart earrings -- and thanks for all that interesting background information!

    If a glass bead necklace sounds good, you might want to visit my blog. It would be a pleasure to welcome you there. :)

    Greetings from Munich,
    Birgit
    swappinghowdies@yahoo.de
    # 849

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  27. Oh, so pretty and perfect for this event. would love to be included in your giveaway.
    debby

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  28. Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wondefull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

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  29. Fun! I would love to win!
    Thanks for a lovely stop on the magic Carpet ride!
    Outrageous joy,
    Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
    #111 on the blog tour!

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  30. What a lovely giveaway!
    Thank you for letting me enter.

    meagan515 *at* yahoo *dot* com

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  31. Very cute earrings! I can so see these on me! Great Blog! I'll be back to visit again. come visit my giveaway - #1059

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  32. Your earrings are so pretty and pink! I love the heart. :)

    snowpumpkin @ gmail . com
    #917 in OWOH

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  33. Really cute and appropriate earrings, thank you. Visit # 840 to see the felt flower brooch I am giving.

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  34. What a great give-away event, please count me in!
    Greetings from the Netherlands.

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  35. *´*•.¸ ★•*´*•Superb!•*´*•★¸.•*´*•

    Please count me in!

    XOXO

    Rich Witch

    Please visit me for a chance to win a Most Magical Prize at:

    http://rich-witch.blogspot.com/

    *´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*•*´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*•

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  36. So cute! Please include my name!

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  37. Cute earrings! Please count me in. #594

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  38. Great giveaway, would love to win. I love your blog too. Please stop by my blog for my giveaway
    www.alteredpaperarts.blogspot.com

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  39. Please enter me in your lovely giveaway, then stop by for a visit and a chance to win my hearts.... #649

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  40. How cute! Thanks.
    Please come to my blog, just click on the OWOH logo and it will take you to my giveaway!
    Good luck to both of us!
    Flor

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  41. Sweet earrings! Please sign me up!! And, be sure to visit me at #837
    *magic smiles*

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  42. I LOVE THIS!!!! It is just TOO wonderful! I'm number 295!~~~XXOO, Beth
    www.elizabethholcombe.typepad.com

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  43. Hello. These are very nice earrings. Please count me in on your giveaway.
    Also come by and see me.

    Nicole/Beadwright
    #350 on the magic carpet ride.
    http://beadwright.blogspot.com

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  44. I’d love to be entered in your drawing.
    Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.

    WW

    http://www.thefrogprincess-ww.blogspot.com/ #577
    http://www.weinkswonders.blogspot.com/ #602

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  45. Swooping in today from Alabama to see YOU!! What a journey I have had so far on my Magic Carpet Ride. So many wonderful people...so many talented artist (and oh my YES..some kindred spirits found)

    All the wonderful giveaways...I have always believed that any gift made or given from the heart to another is giving a piece of yourself. I would be honored if you would enter my name.

    Please stop by my place, Southern Ooaks #760, on your next ride. Have some Sweet Iced tea...look around and then enter for one of my gifts from the heart.

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  46. Please enter me in this Super Giveaway :-)


    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  47. The earrings are cute as can be. How perfect for this event. Your giveaway is terrific! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks for participating in the OWOH event.

    visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

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  48. Awwww...such sweet earrings, I love the colour too :)

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  49. I don't need a prize, I just had so much fun at your post- and your earrings are very cute- and I wanted to say, "Yay, fellow net researcher!".
    So, Yaaaay!
    Glad you joined the Ride!
    carapacenator(at)gmail.com
    www.caramakes.blogspot.com
    OWOH Ticket Holder #21

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  50. Please add my name to the hat. :o)

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  51. Great giveaway! Please add me to your drawing and thank you for your generosity.

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  52. Oh yes, please, I would so love to win your beautiful earrings:-) If you haven't already, make sure you come over and enter my giveaway, I'm #116! Thank you!! xox

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  53. Hi from snowy Missouri
    wonderful earrings
    we had a skunk come into the house once but never a coon he got in thru a hole near our dryer vent. wander into our daughters room . My husband lured him out with a trail of ham he never sprayed thank goodness. WE get coons on the front porch all of the time but have managed to keep them out side
    I do like the 789 car and im not 60 yet but getting close.
    I am having a lot of fun flying from blog to blog on the magic carpet. it will take me forever to get thru all the entries since i am spending time on each one enjoying everyones creativity
    carolyn h
    carolyn003@centurytel.net
    http://mindlesswonders.blogspot.com/

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  54. What a fantastic giveaway, I'd love to win it! I’m also participating in One World One Heart. Please come by my blog and leave a comment to have a chance to win what I'm giving away.
    Cheryl
    http://cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com/

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  55. Cute! Count me in :)

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  56. G'day
    Please count me in for your beautiful giveaway
    s...
    Would be nice if you could fly on over to my place #747
    OOroo... Bethel

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  57. i can ** HEARTLY** wait.. great give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunity..
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  58. Cute cute earrings Crafty, please count me in.
    When you get chance, fly by my blog on your magic carpet, I am OWOH #907.
    It is so very very nice to meet you.
    Thank you so much for participating in OWOH.

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  59. Please enter me for a chance to win your beautiful gift...m.

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  60. Thank you for participating in OWOH. And for your giveaway.

    I actually have 2 giveaways at my blog, the OWOH one and a bonus giveaway. Feel free to enter both.
    http://www.goodbadandgottahave.com/search/label/giveaway

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  61. it's interesting what the 'heart' symbolises... thanks for sharing this. the earrings are very sweet.

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  62. Hi...I'm a bit wind blown as I just flew in on the Magic Carpet from Canada... Whew!
    Love your blog and your prize is
    certainly one I hope I win!!
    Thanks for entering my name for a chance to win.
    Hop on the carpet and come see me. My prize is a beaded bracelet done by "moi"
    I'm #362
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  63. Hi...I'm a bit wind blown as I just flew in on the Magic Carpet from Canada... Whew!
    Love your blog and your prize is
    certainly one I hope I win!!
    Thanks for entering my name for a chance to win.
    Hop on the carpet and come see me. My prize is a beaded bracelet done by "moi"
    I'm #362
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  64. what sweet earrings. thank you for a chance to win your generous offer. hop on your magic carpet and give me a visit and enter moy owoh giveaway
    catie

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  65. Great giveaway! Thanks so much for having this- please throw my name into the hat. :) And if you haven't already, don't forget to stop by my blog for chances to win prizes, too! #318 on the magic carpet...

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  66. What a wonderful giveaway this is, please count me in.

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  67. Hi from England! Lovely giveaway! Please enter my name, thank you :)

    Please visit my blog at #711 on the magic carpet to win a designer Cath Kidston bag, handmade by me!

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  68. Greetings from Virginia.
    Oh wow... what beautiful earrings! I loved the little story that goes along.
    And what a great blog you have too! Please enter my name into your fabulous drawing for a chance to win.

    Also, I would love for you to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway - #548.
    Thanks,
    Jenn

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  69. Hi from snowy PA. That poem is a crack up! Very cool earrings. I'd love to win them even though I know they'd end up stolen by my daughter ;) Please drop by and visit me at #1091.

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  70. these are fun

    please count me in,
    my magic carpet number is # 397

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  71. So cute: What a wonderful giveaway. Please include us in your drawing and stop by our spot for your chance to win. ~elisha~
    http://chuckandlisha.blogspot.com

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  72. Please include me in your giveaway!
    Thank you for this opportunity to join in on the fun!

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  73. absolutely gorgeous!!
    please count me in:))
    hugsXXX
    assayya

    http://thefairyglade.blogspot.com/

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  74. These heart earrings are so sweet! Please enter my name in your draw -- thank you!
    ~martha #180)

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  75. Flying in from Wisconsin...

    Your giveaway is heavenly! Please enter me in the draw, and if you get a chance, fly over to my blog (#922) to win my necklace! Well, I'm on my way to the next magical destination...

    Hugs and Happiness,
    Heavenly Humor
    hippiehello@live.com

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  76. Hello from NW Arkansas! Please enter me into your fabulous drawing and be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win, too. :) #56

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  77. Hello from southern California. Good to have you as a traveling companion on the journey. One World, One Heart.
    Yasmin
    y.sabur@yahoo.com

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  78. what a fun giveaway!the earrings are so cute. thanks for the opportunity. I too am hostessing a giveaway I hope you'll stop by. So nice to meet you.

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  79. Cute earrings!! I would be honored to win. Please enter me in your giveaway isastephanie @ yahoo.com

    And, if you haven't already, come by my blog #137 on the OWOH Magic Carpet Ride and enter my giveaway http://luluscottage.blogspot.com

    Have a great day!

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  80. The heart earrings are beautiful!!! I would love to be the winner of your giveaway...please include me. Then come on over and enter mine too!

    (#185 A Vintage Cottage Home)

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  81. Adorable earrings. Hope to be back soon. My OWOH stop on the magic carpet ride is # 79.

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  82. lovely earrings!come see my tatted lace too, #753, when you can.

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  83. So sweet and valentine like.

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  84. Too cute!

    Please enter me for the great OHOW giveaway! I would love to win!
    Thanks for letting me visit!

    Stop by to visit me sometime..... http://creativeinkansas.blogspot.com

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  85. Greetings from Australia. Please enter me in the draw for your lovely heart earrings. I enjoyed reading your post and have signed up for your email notification too. Please do come by and visit me at #70, take a look around and enter into my draw. Great meeting you.

    Rob

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  86. Damla2:04 PM

    Fabulous! Thanks for this great giveaway. Long live OWOH:) I hope to win.
    I follow (follower name is Damla).

    http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/
    http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  87. So cute!
    Please pick me up!!!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  88. Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your wonderful drawing! I'm #206 on the magical OWOH ride! Please come visit if you haven't already! Lisa :)

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  89. Great giveaway! Please count me in.
    Come to enter my giveaway if you haven't already (i'm #481) =D

    Let's continue the ride on the magic carpet!

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  90. seksi_missy@hotmail.com

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  91. These are just what I need right now. I would love to enter your giveaway. I just got out of the hospital and learned OWOH was going on. My blog hasn't been very active this year due to illness, so thanks for letting me enter. I hae had a blog for a year and I don't know hot to follow. So, hope that's OK. I didn't know we had to. Maybe you can show me how if I win.

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  92. Thanks for the chance to win, its lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada. http://triannastreasures.blogspot.com

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  93. Hello from Victoria, Australia
    Well I love hearts and I think your earrings are the cutest. I would be thrilled to win them.
    Please enter me into the draw.
    Thanks Lynda
    http://taylormadeinoztales.blogspot.com/
    lyndat65attpgdotcomdotau

    I am a new follower too.

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  94. Fun giveaway! I loved reading all the info on hearts, very cool!

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  95. Very cute earrings! Thanks for the entry. I'm #836 http://evolutionofagardener.wordpress.com/ .

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  96. Love your blog! I am now following you and linking your blog in mine!
    http://pbdesigns.blogspot.com

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  97. I 'heart' your giveaway. Thank you so much, the earrings are cute as. Hugs Naomi

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  98. great information on hearts- thanks for the research. I am having so much fun on this blog hopping adventure, checking out the amazingly creative people. Please add my name to you giveaway.

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  99. Greetings from Las Vegas!

    Your work is lovely and so is your blog. We would be SO excited to win! Thanks for having us over to visit.

    Please stop by for a magickal giveaway - #467 http://ametistadea.blogspot.com
    Bright Blessings,
    Carrie & Kathy

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  100. Hehe... those are super cute and classy.

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  101. CUuuuutttee! :)

    Christina from Manila, Philippines here! Nice to meet you!

    I hope you can also drop by #615 on these last hours!
    http://calej.blogspot.com

    ♥ Blessings! ♥
    calejbitsvyk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)

    Michelle
    mouse1996@gmail.com

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  103. Very clever presentaton. Ihad no idea how many things the heart signifies! Please enter me.
    k
    http://artful-musings-of-kathyl.blogspot.com/

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  104. Your earrings are so pretty.

    I follow your blog as jelaws5

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  105. very cute heart

    misaacmom at gmail dot com
    #752 OWOH ticket holder

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  106. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  107. Greetings from Corpus Christi, Texas! Please enter #541 for a chance to win your great giveaway. Thanks, Julie
    stitchesbyjulie.com

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  108. Very awesome!

    briannarocko@yahoo.com

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  109. I have picked a winner from the Random Genterator and posted it. I wanted to thank everyone who stopped by my blog and entered in this contest and also became a follower. I hope that you will come back and visit my blog again soon and that we will become friends. I loved this opportunity to meet you all and all the fun of this giveaway. Thank you again....

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  110. Anonymous5:56 AM

    Great delivery. Great arguments. Keep up the amazing work.
    My webpage: Weight Control

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