Thursday, June 24, 2010

Focus Feature and Giveaway!

Just like any other Thursday, it’s time to start the day with a huge CONGRATS to the winner of the ourhometoyours giveaway! So without further adieu, CONGRATS to ChristieCottage! I’ll put you in touch with ourhometoyours and that amazing quilled cross will be on its way to you!

Welcome to Waterwaif! This Etsy shop (www.waterwaif.etsy.com) features the most gorgeous jewelry at the most reasonable prices! The giveaway from this shop will be a $20 gift certificate (open worldwide) to use on any item, so start the search for your favorite now, be prepared when you win!

This giveaway is not just for the winner though!! For the week that this giveaway is running on my blog, Waterwaif is offering 10% off everything in her shop for readers of the Clever’s Corner Blog!



Here’s what Waterwaif had to say:

What’s your favorite item from your shop and what makes it your favorite?

I don't necessarily have a specific item that's my favorite at the moment. In the past when an item was my favorite, I'd have to make extras and keep one for myself until I realized how much money it was costing me. Oops! I really like the sea glass necklaces I have listed right now but I couldn't pick a favorite. Maybe the one with the sand dollar!

How did you get into your line of crafting?

I've always been a big fan of finding, owning, and wearing jewelry but for so many years I've had the hardest time finding pieces that I just *had* to have. There was always a reason a piece wouldn't work for me or I'd find myself saying "If only it looked like this... then it'd be perfect." I've been wanting to make my own jewelry for years but always put it off to do other, more immediate things like family and home. I finally said "Enough!" and just DID IT.



Do you belong to any groups on Etsy?

The only team I'm a member of right now is the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. I participate in a few other Etsy-themed groups but BEST is the only one actually sanctioned by Etsy.



If you had one super power what would it be?

The power to heal. There is so much pain and suffering in the world, both humans and animals. I wish I could just hold someone or something and make it all better.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Laying in the sun. I shouldn't do it as often as I do but I just can't help it. There's something so healing and fulfilling about a sunny day at the beach.

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

My first instinct is to say an owl and my second is to say a tiger but then when I stop to think about having to hunt and rip apart my meals, and I realize I'd rather be a sea turtle. They're such gentle, peaceful giants who enjoy the beach as much as I do.



Do you have a personal favorite Etsy shop that you would like to share with readers?

I have way too many favorite Etsy shops to even begin listing them! My favorites list is a mile long. A good hint to what my favorites are in any given week is to check out my Tempt Me Tuesday blog posts. I list 4 or 5 favorite items each week from other sellers.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?

Hmm, can I say my husband and my two children? That's three! If I had to choose things and not people, I'd choose my floppy straw hat, a bikini, and a favorite book that I wouldn't mind reading over and over again.



From my own personal crafting I’ve been through frustrating moments with new projects. What have you learned from your own crafting frustrations?

Nothing. I don't learn from my frustrations except that sometimes I just have to walk away. A fresh pair of eyes sees everything totally differently.



What advice would you give to new Etsy sellers?

I wrote a blog post about this very thing!
http://waterwaif.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-just-hit-25-sales.html

Blog, twitter, facebook links:

Blog: http://waterwaif.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/waterwaif
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thewaterwaif



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Anyone can post and accumulate up to 15 entries for the giveaway! Please be sure to include your email address so that you can be contacted if you win, and don’t forget to post each entry as a separate comment!

There is only one MANDATORY ENTRY, necessary to collect your email address for contact if you win:

Visit Waterwaif’s Etsy shop and post your favorite item here. (1 entry)

BONUS ENTRIES!!!

Follow Clever’s Corner Blog and post to let me know you follow. (1 entry)

Tell me your guilty pleasure. (1 entry)

Follow Waterwaif’s Blog, where there are many great giveaways available! (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway and post the link here. (1 entry)

Make a purchase from Waterwaif’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

Make a purchase from The Clever Crafter’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 30 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be contacted Thursday morning and prize details will be arranged with Waterwaif. GOOD LUCK!!

138 comments:

  1. Wow, so many beautiful items!! I think my favorite items are these earrings:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44278007/pink-and-white-freshwater-pearls-crystal

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  2. Also, I follow your blog :-)

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  3. And, my guilty pleasure is sweets... I have a mouth full of sweet teeth!!

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  4. I'm also following Waterwaif now!

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  5. Your items are beautiful. I love the Citrine Crystal Faceted Teardrop Briolette Cascade Linear Earrings. :)

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  6. my favorite is Starfish Crystal Blue Topaz Pearls Charm Bracelet
    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  7. following clever's corner blog via gfc
    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  8. following waterwaif blog via gfc
    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  9. tweet
    http://twitter.com/gustosa11/status/17075477526
    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  10. Waterwaif has some of the most gorgeous jewelry in her shop! I love the Antique Mermaid Amethyst Silver Necklace, so dreamy and so beautiful! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  11. I follow via gfc, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  12. Already a follower of Waterwaif's blog, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  13. Love this giveaway! I'd pick the green tree necklace as I love nature.
    xoxoparisky@gmail.com

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  14. my guilty pleasure is reading a good book :)

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  15. i follow her as well via GFC as Helena :)

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  16. Sea Nymph Green Agate Copper Bracelet is my favorite item in the store.

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  17. I love this!


    Sea Nymph Green Agate Copper Bracelet


    shecarita at yahoo dot com

    SheilaC

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  18. I like the Jewelled Bookmarks! Mermaids rock!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  19. now a follower of this blog .

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  20. i like theses ruby earrings with celadon .
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43561036/ruby-red-celadon-green-chalcedony-heart

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  21. my guilty pleasure is looking at gossip sites on the web like justjared and more . i also love sweets with tea !

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  22. Cool! I'm already a Waterwaif follower :)

    +1 My favorite piece is the red turquoise copper swirl earrings

    +1 I'm following Clever’s Corner Blog

    +1 I love shopping for cosmetics although I feel guilty sometimes

    +1 I'm already a follower of Waterwaif’s Blog

    Thanks!

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  23. My favorite item is the 5 Strand Celadon Tribal Ethnic Bracelet
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I follow your blog already with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. My guilty pleasure is dark chocolate!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. My favorite is the Green Cluster Aventurine Faceted Briolette Crystals Earrings!

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  27. I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  28. My guilty pleasure is pizza!

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I’m following Waterwaif’s Blog publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  30. I absolutely love this!€

    Huge Chunky Purple Amethyst Crystal Statement Necklace


    jusiplabninsky(at)yahoo.com

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  31. I follow you via GFC as Janinay


    jusiplabninsky(at)yahoo.com

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  32. I follow waterwaif via GFC as Janinay


    jusiplabninsky(at)yahoo.com

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  33. Chocolates and pink stuff are my guilty pleasure!!!


    jusiplabninsky(at)yahoo.com

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  34. Tweeted here

    http://twitter.com/ninskylabjusip/status/17128321171

    jusiplabninsky(at)yahoo.com

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  35. I love the Citrine Crystal Faceted Teardrop Briolette Cascade Linear Earrings

    sarahbobloblaw at gmail dot com

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  36. I follow

    sarahbobloblaw at gmail dot com

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  37. my guilty pleasure... watching reality television.

    sarahbobloblaw at gmail dot com

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  38. this is my fave item: Light as Rain Aquamarine Teardrops

    boswife @ gmial . com

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  39. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49100973/smoky-quartz-crystal-bird-bracelet-ill

    Love that!

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  40. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    my guilty pleasure is bad sitcom tv!

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  41. my fave item would have to be the Cherry Quartz Onion Briolette Silver Wrapped Pendant Necklac
    email: paranoid.butterfly@gmail.com

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  42. my guilty pleasure would have to be cupcakes!
    email: paranoid.butterfly@gmail.com

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  43. Hi ,


    My favorite item is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/42640533/celestial-love-sun-moon-citrine-blue

    sh.11175@yahoo.com

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  44. Follow Clever’s Corner Blog shaima812

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  45. Earring is guilty pleasure(i have a big collection and cant stop this passion when ever i go shopping i have to buy new earring )

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  46. Follow Waterwaif’s Blog shaima812

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  47. Tweet about this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/shaimapassion/status/17145154850

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  48. partecipo!!
    my favourite item is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46258539/dainty-blue-topaz-copper-swirl-earrings

    hegles at inwind.it

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  49. i'm follow this blog with google connecter
    hegles

    hegles at inwind.it

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  50. my guilty pleasure is read...read read..

    hegles at inwind.it

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  51. i tweet this
    https://twitter.com/hegles

    hegles at inwind.it

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  52. I love the sea turtle sea glas necklace!
    doot65ATcomcastDOTnet

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  53. i follow waterwaif's blog with google connector
    hegles

    hegles at inwind.it

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  54. My guilty pleasure is reality tv!

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  55. I'm following waterwaif's blog!

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  56. My favourite piece is the 'Vintage Brass Bird Turquoise Necklace'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

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  57. My guilty pleasure is bad romance novels

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

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  58. I'm following this blog via Google (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

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  59. I'm also following Waterwaif's blog via Google (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

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  60. I really love the Starfish Crystal Blue Topaz Pearls Charm Bracelet
    snowleopard_al AT hotmail DOT com

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  61. New follower of Clever Corner's blog: GFC Millie

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  62. Guilty pleasure: dark chocolate with orange. Mmmmm

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  63. New follower of Waterwaif's blog: GFC Millie

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  64. Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Millie103/status/17159093683

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  65. My favorite item is the Blue Mystic Quartz Sterling Wrapped Teardrop Earrings.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  66. I follow you on GFC.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  67. My guilty pleasure is watching all off the Housewive's reality series on the Bravo
    channel.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  68. I follow Waterwaif on GFC.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  69. I love the Lavender Sea Glass Starfish Necklace - it's beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. I love the Amber Topaz Tumbled Sea Glass Pendant Necklace. It's such a beautiful piece - very talented. Thanks for the opportunity to see this artist's work.
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

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  71. Follow you on Google Connect
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

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  72. Love the Celestial Love Sun Moon Citrine Blue Teardrop Charm Bracelet
    Thanks
    matternu@gmail.com

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  73. Follow Clever’s Corner Blog
    Peggy Gorman
    matternu@gmail.com

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  74. My guilty pleasure is going to the casino and playing the slots
    matternu@gmail.com

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  75. My favorite item : http://www.etsy.com/listing/46166075/opalite-teardrop-briolette-sterling

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  76. I'm a follower ( Wolf)
    Alix.S[@]live.fr

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  77. I love Antique Mermaid Amethyst Silver Necklace.

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  78. The colors in this piece make me want it REAL BAD:
    Copper and Aventurine Wire Wrapped Necklace

    :)

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  79. My favorite item is the Aqua Teal Red Vibrant Funky Peacock Original Acrylic Painting 12x12, stunning!

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  80. blog following clevers corner

    :)
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  81. blog following WaterWaif (that's how I found YOU, as a matter of fact!)

    :)
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  82. a guilty pleasure--Judge Judy.

    not even joking.

    :)
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  83. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/trisha_too

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  84. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd choose the $20 Blue and White Birds Charm Bracelet!

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  85. Christina - xristya@rock.com - My guilty pleasure is reading - I'll read anywhere, anytime!

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  86. I love this Pink Tourmaline Heart Briolettes 14 karat Gold Long Linear Earrings!

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  87. I follow your blog via GFC as luckyfinds

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  88. I follow waterwaif's blog via GFC as luckyfinds

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  89. my favourite products :
    Antiqued Mermaid Amethyst Silver Necklace,

    Tree of Life Green Mother of Pearl Necklace

    I follow waterwaif on twitter account at : http://twitter.com/shums

    shamma : lonelycastle@hotmail.com

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  90. I like the Mermaid's Tear Drop from shop
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  91. I follower Lyudmila
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  92. tweeted http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/17263951499
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  93. I love love love the Smooth Blue Opalite Sterling Wrapped Pendant Necklace -what a beautiful blue.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  94. I follow your blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  95. I follow Waterwaif's blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  96. My guilty pleasure is beautiful jewelry and shoes.....

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  97. I love Waterfall Aqua Blue Teardrops Pearls Cascade Cluster Earrings, 14k Gold Jade Quartz Faceted Briolette Linear Chandelier Earrings, &
    Blue Cluster Faceted Briolette Freshwater Pearl Crystal Earrings. cindyhinckley at msn

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  98. I love the blue and white bird charm bracelet – it’s so beautiful. Of course I end up picking a different favorite every time I’m at this shop!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  99. I’m following Clever’s Corner on GFC as Jenny!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  100. My guilty pleasure is cheesy pop music – my husband hates it!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  101. I’m following Waterwaif’s blog on GFC as Jenny!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  102. Pineapple Teardrop Quartz Necklace.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. I love the
    Copper and Aventurine Wire Wrapped Necklace
    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com

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  104. My favorite item is this one : http://www.etsy.com/listing/44839612/smooth-blue-opalite-sterling-wrapped

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  105. I like the Nighttime Rain Blue Teardrop earrings.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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  106. I like the Faceted Amethyst Briolettes Fine Silver Earrings.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  107. My favorite are her Waterfall Aqua Blue Teardrops Pearls Cascade Cluster Earrings.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  108. I like the Blue and White Birds Charm Bracelet
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49157359/blue-and-white-birds-charm-bracelet
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

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  109. tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/17352780385

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  110. My guilty pleasure is entering giveaways! :-)

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  111. google friend following your blog (Snowflake07)

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  112. I love the Tree of Life Green Mother of Pearl Necklace!

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  113. Guilty Pleasure: online shopping!

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  114. I really like the Aqua Chalcedony Faceted Briolettes Wrapped Silver Earrings.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  115. My guilty pleasure is dessert, any hour of the day. Particularly chocolate and cookies, they never last more than a day around here.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  116. This is my FAVORITE item!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46964929/starfish-crystal-blue-topaz-pearls-charm

    bonitabellita@yahoo.com

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  117. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/BonitaBellita

    bonitabellita@yahoo.com

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  118. My guilty pleasure?
    Buying pretty items and cupcakes!

    bonitabellita@yahoo.com

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  119. My favorite item is the Starfish Crystal Blue Topaz Pearls Charm Bracelet

    mail(at)jennystamos(dot)com

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  120. MY FAVORITE ITEM IS THE Teal Ocean Blue Freshwater Pearl Cluster Bracelet 9.5 in kytah00@yahoo.com

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  121. FOLLOW YOU VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  122. FOLLOW WATERWAIFS BLOG VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  123. My guilty pleasure is chocolate! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  125. Hi, my favorite item is the Faceted Amethyst Briolettes Fine Silver Earrings.

    maddiemb (at) comcast(dot)net

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  126. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

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  127. My guilty pleasure is going to Starbucks once a week for a skinny latte.

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  128. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/17457935576

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  129. I really like these!
    Citrine Crystal Faceted Teardrop Briolette Cascade Linear Earrings
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  130. chocolate chip cookie dough is my guilty pleasure!
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  131. i love love love love the starfish necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45926139/teal-swarovski-crystal-starfish-silver

    I fell in love...

    emilyvenegas@yahoo.com

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  132. My guilty pleasure... it's very stupid... but I relly like the tv show called Jonas, with the Jonas brothers, which is ridiculous since I don't like their music (except for one song)... It's just the thing makes me laugh... *blushes and hides*

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