Monday, March 15, 2010

Focus On...HaydenJ And A Giveaway!

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Have I mentioned that I'm a purse fanatic? Along with books and shoes, purses are a commodity I am constantly buying and constantly trying to find storage for. I've done the behind the door thing, the hang on the wall decoratively thing, the basket under the bed thing.

Now, I'm onto the put them in their own 3-drawer storage cabinet thing. The best part about this idea is that I've decided that they cannot exceed the 3 drawers allocated. So, last weekend, I went through and I purged my purses. I got rid of the super huge gold lamè bag that I only bought because it was trendy. I got rid of the super small clutches that I never use because they're totally impractical. And after I loaded up my car with 2 bags of purses for Goodwill, I realized that now I had space to buy more! :)

Enter HaydenJ, a fabulous shop dedicated to toting your stuff in style. It doesn't matter if you have a lot of stuff or a little, Aimee has any size bag for you (and in cute prints). Read on for her interview and a special treat for readers!


Tell me some basic info about yourself.
I have worked in the fashion industry for the last seven years and
Recently relocated to UT from CA …. I know, I know probably the furthest I could get from the fashion industry - but much closer to family!
Went to School for fashion design and merchandising.
I am seriously addicted to fabric.


What kind of mediums do you use and why?
I prefer working with cotton fabric, canvas, twill…


What made you decide to sell on etsy?
I had been sewing since I was young, making bags and clothes for myself and friends. It was perfect timing when my brother requested a diaper bag for their 3rd baby and my step mom told me about Etsy… all the pieces just fell into place.


Where do you get your inspiration?
I am mostly inspired by what I would want in a bag. Prints, functionality, etc.


What is your favorite music to craft by?
I listen to the most random mix of classic rock, country, pop… whatever the Ipod feels like throwing my way.


If you were an animal, what would you be?
A puppy.


What's your favorite piece of your own?
It’s a toss-up between the Weekend Tote in the Autumn Vine Print and the Pleated Purse in Linen and Chocolate damask print.


What are your favorite blogs right now?

Aimee has graciously offered up a petite shoulder bag in this awesome modern floral print she calls Glam. The mocha color is sure to go with any outfit and the outside and inside compartments will keep you organized! :)
 



If you can't wait and you'd like to buy your own, go here!
If you'd like to enter to win, read on!

- To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader. -
- Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. -
- Please leave separate comments for each entry. -
First entry (mandatory):
Head over to HaydenJ and choose your favorite item. Come back here and leave a comment with your selection.
Extra entries:
1. Become a Facebook fan of HaydenJ.
2. Tell me what the strangest items I would find in your purse are.
3. Follow Kate & Oli on Twitter and retweet the following: RT @ichbinseins giveaway alert! win a shoulder bag from HaydenJ! http://tinyurl.com/yzhj4xo
4. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
5. Post on facebook about this giveaway and leave me some way to verify


Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time March 21, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on the morning of March 22, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. HaydenJ will ship anywhere in the US!

101 comments:

  1. I think that the Weekend Tote - Black and Linen Damask is wonderful. What a great bag.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  2. I have little jellied fruit in individual packets. I do not like these things but my nieces and nephews do so I keep them and a Thomas the train item in my purse. Why it is weird is because I do not have children myself. but I am with the nieces and nephews quite a bit.

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  3. Okay so I got excited about this...because over the past couple of years I have become a purse hound...YES! Anyway, lovely shop...I had to favorite it, and favorite a cosmetic bag that I'll probably end up purchasing, because, well...its pretty and functional...and might get a purse too...lets just say...I'm a fan of everything in her shop...and now I'll go fan her on facebook as well...great article!

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  4. I love, love, love the zebra print convertible hip pouch. It would be perfect for traveling and touring!! I also love the Ruffle Clutch with White and Black Damask abd Aquamarine Dupioni Silk.

    Thank you for the chance.

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  5. Strangest things in my purse... coritsone cream and Dr. Brandt's water booster. The cream because I'm alergic to wool and bug bites. The itching drives me crrrazy! The water booster so I remember to use it everyday. Good for the immune system during flu season.

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  6. My favorite item from the shop:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42130886

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  7. And the strangest things in my purse are probably some old wadded up receipts, because I need to clean the purse out more frequently.

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  8. My favourite item is definitely the pleated wristlet in autumn vine: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39062973

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  9. And the strangest thing in my purse is usually my notebook full of sketches/collages/writing, I take it everywhere in case inspiration strikes!

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  10. I follow you on Google Reader.

    I like the Pleated Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap - Autumn Vine Print.

    lauren (at) fizleglitz (dot) com

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  11. I added HaydenJ fan page on Facebook.

    lauren (at) fizleglitz (dot) com

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  12. Already following you on twitter. just retweeted

    http://twitter.com/fizleglitz/status/10543501696

    lauren (at) fizleglitz (dot) com

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  13. and strangest thing in my purse.. a copy of "wreck this journal" by keri smith.

    lauren (at) fizleglitz (dot) com

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  14. My favorite is probably the bow clutch. I love the color splash of red that the bow adds to the black and white background.

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  15. The strangest thing in my purse... my always-rotating collection of receipts. I'm almost anal about keeping receipts until they show up on my bank or credit card statements and/or until I know for sure I'm going to keep the item. I occasionally go through said receipts and thow them out, but I usually have about a dozen to 25 on rotation...

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  16. My favorite item from her shop is the Pleated Purse with removable strap - Clutch - Wristlet - Aqua and Brown Damask.

    logan 4301 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Boy, strangest items in my purse? Well, I'm a mom of 3 young children, so that could be just about anything! LOL

    Let me look and see...

    Hmmm...

    a spent sucker stick
    a few fruit loops
    and some tylenol

    LOL! Yup, that explains it all... :)


    logan 4301 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I am smitten with the Pleated Wristlet Pouch - Neutral Vine Print!! I love and adore it! xo

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  19. I am a fan of HaydenJ on facebook! xo

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  20. Strangest thing in my purse...hm right now it would be a fork! haha xo Kim

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  21. I just became a follower of your blog. The purses are lovely. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  22. I'm a follower (GFC) and I love the Weekend Tote - Black and Linen Damask.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  23. Some of the strangest items I carry in my purse are my USB drive and a million elastic hair ties (however, I never seem to have a hair tie when I need one...go figure).
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  24. Ruffle Clutch:Gray Pinstripe!
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  25. hmm...i generally don't carry a purse, but i remember in jr.high school (many MANY years ago) a friend of mine carried a brick!
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  26. Fan of HaydenJ on FB!
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  27. (I am a GFC Follower)

    I love the Pleated Purse with removable strap - Clutch - Wristlet - Glam in Mocha!

    4mypersonalreview at gmail dot com

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  28. I follow via google reader.

    I love the pleated purse - olive and brown damask.

    I always have food in my purse. Currently - Luna bars.

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  29. My fav is the "ruffle Clutch - White & Black Damask with Aquamarine Dupioni Silk" - stunning!

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  30. I follow you on twitter also.

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  31. Last one, I promise - the weirdest thing I found in my purse the other day was a ticket from the Liberace museum in Las Vegas. Random! I went there a year ago!

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  32. I adore the Pleated Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap - Autumn Vine Print:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42190065

    I love the color combination and it is so cute!

    Thank you for this opportunity :)

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  33. The strangest items you would find in my purse would probably be a miniature first aid kit and a pack of unopened Kleenex. Hey, you have to be prepared!

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  34. I am following Kate & Oli on Twitter and have retweeted-
    http://twitter.com/PSVintage/status/10581214897

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  35. I have posted about this giveaway on my facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=10150145341035580&id=678133929&ref=nf

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  36. love the weekend tote in aqua and brown damask
    senoramuertos at gmail dot com

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  37. FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE
    "Pleated Wristlet Pouch - Joel Dewberry Wildflowers Sage"

    I really loveeee that.... Seriously, I just might have to head on over there and buy it :)

    rachel_musgrove@hotmail.com

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  38. I follow on google friend connect.
    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  39. My favorite item would be the Pleated Purse with removable strap - Clutch - Wristlet - Glam in Mocha cspmom at gmail dot com

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  40. Strangest item in my purse would be a 2 loop magnifying glass.
    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  41. I follow on twitter. Tweet!!http://twitter.com/Yvonne5987/status/10595863765
    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  42. I just LOVE this bag

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39382987

    SheilaC

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  43. Strangest thing in my purse is a little key to a child's diary.... I just can't throw it away for some reason...

    SheilaC

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  44. My fave was the shoulder bag in the Autumn Vine Print. I love the colors of that print.

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  45. I follow this blog! :)

    ncpnkr@aol.com

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  46. I love the Weekend Tote in Aqua & Brown Damask - how perect would that be for traveling! LOVE!!

    Thanks for sharing this shop with us...I put a few of her items on my "must have" list!

    ncpnkr@aol.com

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  47. I became a fan of HaydenJ on Facebook & left a comment on her Facebook page letting her know that I found her through Kate & Oli! Thanks!

    ncpnkr@aol.com

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  48. The strangesst thing in my purse right now...diapers! Ha ha! I guess it identifies me as a mom on the go - I hate diaper bags! :) And hey, at least they are fresh diapers! LOL!

    ncpnkr@aol.com

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  49. I tweeted...

    Here: http://twitter.com/AMommysMusings/status/10610078946

    and Here: http://twitter.com/LilBooandCo/status/10610105166

    ncpnkr@aol.com

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  50. I posted about this giveaway on Facebook - to see the post, follow the link below (the post is on the wall of the Facebook page).

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lil-Boo-Co/61513114800?ref=ts

    ncpnkr@aol.com

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  51. I am a follower and I love the Weekend Tote - Black and Linen Damask.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  52. You would find lots of Hot Wheels. My son can shop for hours as long as he has his hot wheels.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  53. twitter follower and tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/10618306360
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  54. facebook fan
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  55. I love the pleated Shoulder Bag in the Joel Dewberry Ginseng Collection Orchid in Ivory.

    productsoftheday at gmail dot com

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  56. I follow and I love 'Weekend Tote - Black and Linen Damask'. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  57. LOVE the Mod Square Weekend Tote!!

    thelazybees at yahoo dot com

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  58. Following your blog.

    thelazybees at yahoo dot com

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  59. I'm a Facebook fan.

    thelazybees at yahoo dot com

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  60. Posted on my Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/stebnay?v=feed&story_fbid=370065813283#!/stebnay

    thelazybees at yahoo dot com

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  61. Posted it on my blog:

    http://s2m2show.blogspot.com

    thelazybees at yahoo dot com

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  62. This isn't all that strange, but I carry a bunch of folded up ziplocs for dirty diaper disposal when we are away from home.

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  63. I like the Pleated Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap in Joel Dewberry Ginseng Collection Orchid in Raspberry


    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

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  65. I follow your blog via GFC. My favorite item at HaydenJ is the Weekend Tote - Black and Linen Damask. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  66. I'm a facebook fan of HaydenJ.
    ID: merrie.lockwood
    lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  67. The strangest item you would find in my purse would be a ring my husband made for me-- he was bored! He made it out of a peppermint candy and a bread tie and for some reason I have kept it for "special" occasions. LOL
    lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  68. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/mjl6mom2/status/10626662275
    lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  69. I love the pleated wristlet in autumn vine.
    following as june_spirit2628

    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  70. Eclispe Blossoms Pleated Wristlet.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I just love them all, and every single print is lovely and the designs are fantastic too!

    I guess if I was to choose one it would be the:
    Pleated Purse with removable strap - Clutch - Wristlet - NEW Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow - Majestic Oak in Timber

    I love trees so that is the main reason I went with that one.

    I don't think I carry any strange items with me, but I always do carry a pack of floss (cause u never when it could come in handy-even if I need to sew something).

    mariasolha@yahoo.com

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  72. I am drooling over those compartments. I'm always losing things in my purse!! I am loving those weekend totes, especially the Amy Fields, August Fields, Graceful Vine one in Ivory. Ohhh...hm. Maybe I shouldn't be looking so carefully at it or my pocketbook may be feeling a pinch soon!

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  73. Ruffle Clutch - White and Black Damask with Aquamarine Dupioni Silk

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  74. Oh how exciting! I love the colors in the Pleated Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap -Joel Dewberry Ginseng Collection Orchid in Ivory. That will match so many of my outfits! ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  75. My fave is the
    Pleated Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap -Joel Dewberry Ginseng Collection Orchid in Raspberry.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  76. In my handbag at the moment you'll find the egg whisck of my mixer, because it's broken and I want to have it exchange if I'm near the shop where I bought the mixer :)
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  77. I just became a follower
    Shirley at wildblueberryink@gmail.com

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  78. Absolutely love love love the Amy Butler Weekend Tote!!

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  79. I just became a fan of her facebook page
    Shirley at wildblueberryink[@]gmail.com

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  80. I'm a mother of an 18month old in my purse right now you will find diapers, a juice cup, one shoe, and so stray cheez its!
    wildblueberryink at gmail.com

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  81. Just followed you on twitter
    wildblueberryink at gmail.com

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  82. Just retweeted!! can you tell I want this bag - hahahahaa
    wildblueberryink at gmail.com

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  83. just facebooked here:
    http://www.facebook.com/WildBlueberryInk

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  84. My favorite bag is the Pleated Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap - Neutral Vine Print

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  85. In my purse you will always find Burt Bee's chapstick, my camera and picture of my bulldog!

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  86. I just facebooked and retweeted:

    facebook.com/hayleyphillipsbushnell

    twitter.com/sugarlumpy

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  87. I love the Pleated Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap -Joel Dewberry Ginseng Collection Orchid in Raspberry!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  88. blogged
    http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/03/weekly-giveaway-links-wk-2.html
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  89. tweet
    http://twitter.com/gracewong1/status/10741898780
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  90. fb post
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=111693258841088&id=1311307310&ref=nf
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  91. fb fan of haydenj
    Grace Wong
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  92. the strangest thing you would find in my purse is a 3 month old jolly rancher!
    shou.mil@gmail.com

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  93. I love the Pleated Purse/ Wristlet in Linen and Black Damask. I follow your blog via Google Reader. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ~Emily
    pocketfairy{at}gmail{dot}com

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  94. I like the Pleated Wristlet Pouch - Multi Color Vine Print. :)
    cass at daleking dot org

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  95. My favorite is the Weekend Tote - Black and Linen Damask! Thanks for the chance to win. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  96. I always have animal crackers and a USB thumb drive in my purse! mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  97. Following and Tweeted - http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/statuses/10845677641

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  98. I really like the Petit Wristlet- Joel Dewberry Sage.

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  99. The strangest thing in my purse is usually a matchbox car.

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