Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog, blog hop and GIVE A WAY!!!

2 Bags Full

Today is a great opportunity to be a part of the Grow Your Bloh hop hosted by 2 Bags Full. This is the first time I have heard of the hop and the 2nd year that they are doing it. I heard some crazy figure like over 500 people will be joining! That is amazing. Growing my blog is always fun but it is a secondary benefit to finding new blogs to read and be inspired by.

I will start with the basics. My name is Tanyia :) I am almost 39 (in a couple weeks) and am married to my high school sweetheart for 15 yrs now and we have been together for 22. We have three beautiful children, all girls and they are 21, 15, and 12. We live in Central Florida and are all native Floridians. I am definitely a Florida girl through and through.

 this is my amazing husband and I, taken on New Year's Day of this year

and my three amazing girls... in line for Shrek 4D at Universal

I started blogging as a way to share crafts and recipes and my blog has morphed over the years into a place where I love to share progress on my quilting and digital scrapbooking. Most often I share my quilting and weekly progress through hops. I show less digital scrapbooking as those posts do not get much attention but this year I am sharing my journey and progress through Project Life - My Way! There is a label on the side should you be interested in checking out what it is.

Here are a few of my scrapbooking examples, I have been lucky enough to have been published 4 times in Scrapbooking Memories Australia.




And a bit of my quilting




Sometimes I just post and ramble as well lol. I am good at it, I have fun with it, so hey why not, right?  Some recipes you can find around here as well...




I would love to have you stick around and follow me. It would be great to get to know you and your blog, if you have one, as well.  Feel free to introduce yourself, leave me your blog link, whatever you want!

Also I am having a give a way today. For my love of quilting, I am giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle... the entire bundle :)


I got the bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop, still in it's original packing :) Here is how you can win:

1. Please leave a comment to enter. Anyone from anywhere may enter. If you are a no reply blogger please leave me a way to contact you in case you win :)
2. If you follow me, let me know how, and you can have another entry to win, just leave a second comment.

**As per the hop rules the winner of this give a way will be announced on Feb 15th, so you have until then to enter. Good luck and I can not wait to meet many new bloggers this weekend!!!

Tanyia

159 comments:

  1. Oh you have me hungry now and it is bedtime!!! lol
    I love your quilts and the baking looks deliceous!!!!

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  2. I do follow you...thanks for such a great giveaway

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  3. Those snacks look yummy! Now I am craving dessert!

    Love your quilts! Thanks for the chance!!

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  4. I already follow on my blogger dashboard.

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  5. Ohh so pretty!! Thanks for the chance.

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  6. Yummy looking food and of course, your quilts are beautiful! I love following you around!

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  7. Love your layout and your quilts are amazing.

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  8. I love the vibrant colours in your craft work, the food looks pretty tasty too.

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  9. Hello ...wow love your quilts...My mum lives in Orlando But I live in the uk!

    I am popping by as part of the 'grow your blog day' Its such a lovely way to find super new blogs to read...I am joining along with you too.
    bestest weekend wishes
    Daisy j

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  10. Hi Tanyia, so glad I found your blog as part of Vicki's GYB party. You have a great blog and I look forward to following and reading more especially about your quilting as I love quilting too. hugs Melody in Melbourne.

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  11. I love how your blog morphs from one subject to another! Your such an inspiration, and wow, do those treats look devine! :-)

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  12. I am new to your blog and I think your work is lovely! I especially like the sampler quilt with the dark background -- so dramatic!

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  13. Hi Tanyia, Im a GYB volunteer scouting a little ahead of Vicki ( but also for myself too lol)
    Your quilts looks wonderful, love the dark background and sunset colours, very striking!
    Hope you enjoy the party!

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  14. Hi Tanyia
    I've been following for a while but it's good to learn a little more about you!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  15. FOLLOWING>BLOG LOVIN'

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  16. THANKS FOR YOUR INSPIRATION!
    THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  17. Glad to find your blog! Love your quilts! I'm doing the blog hop too and I'm also having a giveaway! Hop on by and say hi! Cheery wave from Bev Oh, and I'm following you now!

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  18. I like your style. Great scrapbook layouts & your quilt is fantastic. Keep it Up!

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  19. Your quilts and scrapbook pages are beautiful (I can appreciate all the work that goes into just one page since I've been a paper crafter as well for years). Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Hello ,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to take part in your giveaway.Lovely presents.:)
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.
    Bernadett

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  21. New follower by email. kmcassie@gmail.com

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  22. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I look forward to following your blog! kmcassie@gmail.com

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  23. What a lovely blog, and your work is amazing, I look forward to reading more posts from you!

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  24. Hello from another 'grow your blog' participant. Are you enjoying this party as much as I do? I do not quilt but I dream about learning this beautiful craft.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  25. Very very pretty quilts. You cake looks delicious. I am going to have a look around your blog. I am sure I will fond lots of inspiration and eye candy.

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  26. OMG, I want to eat your cake, my name is Mara, I already follow you and we are quilting buds with Cornelia :)

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  27. ok, first - love the title of your blog! lol...

    found my way here from the gyb party - i'm a scrapbooker too. followed you, so I can see more of your pages...

    hope you'll stop by and visit me as well!

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  28. first i have to say you do not look your age! i would have thought mid 20s and the most. You have a beautiful family and your quilts are breathtaking. thank you for a great giveaway and an early happy birthday. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  29. i follow you via bloglovin. keep up the great work. i am also a hand quilter and a hand piecer and donate them all to charity this fat quarter bundle would make some awesome charity quilts. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  30. Hi, Tanyia! Lovely blog - I'm so glad I stopped by! I noticed on your profile that you are from Sanford, FL - small world - my dad and I were flying over Central Florida one time and actually "crash-landed" in Sanford - actually a controlled landing in an orange grove without any electronics.

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  31. And I'm a new follower through GFC!

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  32. The best things about hops is finding new blogs to follow and now you have a new follower....ME! Looking forward to future posts.

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  33. I know you hear this all the time but you don't look your age. You have a beautiful family and the one daughter looks just like you. Love your scrapbooking and your quilts. I'm not even going to say anything about the recipes as it's 10:30 at night and if I keep looking at them I'll end up cooking until the wee hours of the morning.

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  34. I am always so impressed with the work of scrapbookers. I don't have the time or patience for it.

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  35. Wow you are multi-talented. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  36. New follower on Bloglovin. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  37. Great quilts and fabulous scrapbook pages

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  38. Blogging is such a fun way to connect. I'm visiting from the blog hop and now following. Your quilts are lovely.

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  39. Mmmm peanut butter cups. A bit hard to come by here in Australia, your recipes look delicious but your quilts are amazing. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

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  40. Visiting from the GYB Party. Your scrapbooking is fantastic, love your style. The cakes...yum yum! Great to meet you!

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  41. Helo from Norway! All your girls looks like you!

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Thanks for your lovely introduction - your scrapbooking is amazing! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  43. I love your red/orange quilt with the black back ground! I especially love the lattice (kind of) block on the bottom row, second from the right. Can you tell me what the name of it is?

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  44. Looks like summer to me on this cold January day. I will start warming my machine up! Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  45. I follow on bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  46. Love this hop, still can't believe how many blogs signed up. Taking hours to go through all the blogs. So much fun.

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  47. I found you via the blog and will be following via bloglovin.

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  48. You are creative and talented. I am hoping to retire in about 18 myths and want to start scrapebooking

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  49. i would love to try some peanut butter squares ... they look delicious!! hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :
    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

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  50. You truly have a beautiful family. Wow those deserts looked yummy, think I would like to move next door to you if you cook like that all the time. Enjoyed looking around your blog.

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  51. I just finished breakfast, but those deserts sure have me wanting sweets. You have very creative scrapbook pages.

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  52. Those peanut butter cheesecake bars look so great!

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  53. I am a new follower via bloglovin.

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  54. I love the Fat Quarter Shop. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. I'm a follower with Bloglovin' - thanks again.

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  56. Hi Tanyia! I also live in Central Florida, but a recent transplant from Ohio. You may be the ONLY true Floridian I know of! I'm really enjoying finding all sorts of new blogs throughout this hop. I should have participated but life got in the way and I forgot to sign up. Oh well! Here's my blog if you're interested: http://reddeliciouslife.blogspot.com/

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  57. Your name could fit my house hold. The quilt are really well done. And the food, well my mouth is watering.

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  58. And I follow on google friends connect

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  59. Hello Tanyia! Greetings from Valencia, Spain. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends in blogland! My mouth is watering right now! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  60. Is that one of the Skill Builder BOM quilts I saw on Pile O Fabric the other day? If so, then it was one of my favorites. It's amazing - I love the colors you chose.

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  61. Oh yummy! Those desserts sure look yummy!

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  62. Love your quilts! Awesome job!! & you can come bake for me any time! Loooooks YUMMY!!!

    I found you thru this Hop...and signed up to follow thru Bloglovin :)

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  63. I just love the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. Your quilts, as well as your desserts , are beautiful!

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  65. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    Wow, beautiful scrapbook pages! I should start sometime, i have no idea how though :)

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  66. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    I am following through bloglovin'

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  67. Love your pictures. You've made some amazing quilts and I love all the bright and cheery colors. They made me feel cheery which is good because its a Monday! Thanks.

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  68. nice to meet you! Your quilts are gorgeous and your layouts are so fab! Don't worry about people not being interested in those posts, this is your blog, you post what you like! I'm sure people will stick with you anyway.

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  69. Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous!!! You are so talented and I'm so lucky to have found your blog. I can't wait to see what else you'll be creating this year!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  70. I signed up to follow you on bloglovin!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  71. How lovely to meet you on the blog tour. I love to sew and bake and am always looking for new things to cook. Thanks for a great giveaway too.

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  72. I am a new follower with GFC.

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  73. Love your quilts!! (b2malan@cox.net)

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  74. I love your quilts! They're gorgeous!

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  75. I love to find new blogs. I like the first quilt with the dark background and firey colours. It's very dramatic!

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  76. Great stitches, girl! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. I used to be a scrapbooker but stopped. Now I am back to sewing and quilting! Love your pages tho! Thanks for the giveaway...I found you from Grow Your Blog...I am at www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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  78. Ooh. I love your quilts. Did you design them yourself?

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  79. How wonderful. My two favorite hobbies all in one blog. I'm trying to really get into both more but its a struggle.

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  80. New follower. Can't wait to see your future projects.

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  81. You have a lot of creativity! Love your scrapbook pages, I haven't scrapbooked in a long time - no kids to keep me in pictures. And the cake with the sprinkles has me drooling. Thanks for the give away!

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  82. I am now a follower via Bloglovin'. Totally jealous that you live in Florida, hubby and I were married at WDW and try to get back as often as we can. Dreaming of it right now as it is -3 here in Wisconsin!

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  83. Isn't Vicki the best? Nice to meet you.
    SuZeQ

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  84. Your sweet goodies look yummy! Enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  85. I love the name of your blog. I definitely have domestic deficit disorder. Cleaning is last on my list when there's so much else I want to do. Love the black quilt with the orange and yellow ... very bold and colorful. I never learned to sew properly, but do like to crochet and cross-stitch, papercrafting and scrapbooks, too, though I don't do as much of those anymore. Have a great weekend. Tammy

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  86. Greetings Tanyia! Hello from SW Florida. What a fun blog you have. I am a new follower. Come by for a visit when you can. I am also having a giveaway! Blessings, Jan

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  87. Hi I'm a new follower through Bloglovin. ;->

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  88. Hi, from Long Island New York. I LOVE the new of your blog!!! ;->

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  89. I love your quilts. I'm a quilter. I also love your scrapbooking! That's one of those things on my "to-do" list :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  90. What a delightful blog! Your quilts are beautiful and the food looks so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing! I especially like gorgeous floral tablerunner.

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  91. I'm now following you via Bloglovin. I love the name of your blog too. :)

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  92. I am looking forward to reading your posts. You have some wonderful projects and great recipes too.

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  93. I love your quilts. Thanks for sharing;

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  94. Nice quilts! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  95. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin.

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  96. Thanks for sharing so much about yourself and your passion for crafts!! It is always inspiring to hear from someone who loves what they do

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  97. thanks for the giveaway! I love that fabric, so bright and cheery! I live in Nashville, love to quilt and have a semi new blog!
    http://twiggyandopal.blogspot.com

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  98. Following via Google Friends!

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  99. Your quilts are beautiful! Those cake pops look pretty darn good as well. Visiting via Vicki's GYB party and enjoying the color, especially as it's a dreary day here on the farm.

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  100. Everything here is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. nice to meet you and thanks for a 'wow' giveaway.

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  101. Your quilts are beautiful. Great job. :) Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabric. I have also featured your giveaway on my Giveaway Round Up at WowILikeThat.com. Thanks again.

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  102. You are very talented... beautiful quilts!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  103. I am now following you and your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks!!

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  104. Lovely fabrics and I enjoyed your blog

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  105. Your work is beautiful and how fortunate to be on design teams. It must be so exciting to get products in the mail!

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  106. Love your quilts and your desserts. I shouldn't be viewing this, it's bedtime and all I want to do is snack now.

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  107. WOW - Scrapbooking and quilting and yummy baking! These are some of my favourite things in the world.

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  108. Such bright, pretty colors! I would love to make a little throw pillow with this! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    ajandbethany09@gmail.com

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  109. What lovely and lively work. I have so enjoyed your blog. I was nice to meet you and your lovely family. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy hopping.

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  110. Your scrapboooking pages are awesome!

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  111. All of your treats look so good, i had to clean the drool off my keyboard before i could type! lol Your quilts are so beautiful, you are one talented lady. thank you for being so generous babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  112. i am a happy new follower via email. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  113. You are very generous. I probably would have kept all the pretty fabric for myself. Thanks for the chance to win. I also featured your giveaway on the Giveaway Round Up at www.wowilikethat.com. Hopefully it will bring more folks around to see your delightful blog and projects and sign up for the giveaway. Thanks again.

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  114. Tanya you are very talented. I see you do done scrap booking and I need to kearn fast since I want to make baby shower invitations for my daughter

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  115. Love this bundle - springy colors! Thanks.

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  116. Ooh, i love your quilts! What a lovely giveaway too, I have my fingers crossed.

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  117. Nice blog. Please enter me in your giveaway. Jackie

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  118. Your quilts look wonderful and I would love a slice of the white cake with sprinkles.

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  119. PB Cup cheesecake bars? OMG. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. Those fabrics look gorgeous. Thanks so much for offering the giveaway. (divingmad@hotmail.com)

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  121. How generous of you, Now you made me hungry too !!

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  122. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. It's been fun visiting all the blogs in this hop. I'm almost done. Thanks for sharing your blog and things you do.

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  123. That bundle is screaming SPRING!!! And I am SO ready for spring! Thanks for the drawing!!!

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  124. I am positively drooling over those peanut butter cup cheesecake bars. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  125. Love the quilts that you showed. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't have a blog yet - trying to think of a name - I love yours!

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  126. Beautiful quilts. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  127. LOVE that triangle quilt! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  128. I now follow on Bloglovin. Thanks!

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  129. Your quilts are beautiful and your desserts look amazing! Thanks for sharing your ideas and for the chance

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  130. Like the bold color geometric FL sun color quilt you made.

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