Saturday, May 7, 2011

sarah's soak shoppe GIVEAWAY!!!

cotton scented bar soap
Here's an awesome GIVEAWAY that I am really excited to host and be able to share with you! Sarah crafts some of the most wonderful items that are actually good for you. Who doesn't like using stuff that's good for you??? She has an array of products including soaps, lotions, lip balms, scrubs, facial masks, and cuticle salves. Before I talk about the giveaway, let's get to know her better!

Tell us about you!
My name is Sarah, and I am a social worker by day, and a crafter at heart!  You name it, and I've made it - but I didn't find my true love until I starting soaping.  It was a wonderful moment of 'this is it! this is my dream!'  My boyfriend and I have been taking little steps over the past few years to live more simple, sustainable lives - I make all of our own cleaning products, most of our toiletries, we grow our own veggies each summer, and I try not to purchase anything I don't need or can make myself!  Our next step is building our little cabin in Alaska - not completely off the grid, but a step forward!  I definitely consider myself a modern day homesteader-in-training.

How did you come to find yourself on etsy?
lavender bar soap
I first discovered Etsy a few years ago when I was looking for a fun birthday gift for my boyfriend.  I chose to launch my online shop through Etsy because it's such a well known site and I knew it would increase traffic to my business.  I've been amazed by it's success in such a short period of time and I am so truly grateful for every single purchase.

What is it about being creative that you enjoy?
It is such a stress reliever!  Using your own two hands to create something that you or someone else will love is the most satisfying thing in the world.  I also need to feel productive all of the time, and crafting fits the bill perfectly.  I also love to bake, and soaping has so many similarities - I always say that you've made a good bath & body product if you want to eat it when you're finished!
coffee sugar scrub

Why should people buy handmade?
Basically everything we need can be handmade by someone, and it's probably going to be much better quality than something out of a factory. You'll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping to support someone else's dream!  If I had my way, we'd all spend a lot more time making things we're good at and sharing them with the people around us.  We all have special skills - let's share them with each other!
 
Do you have a favorite recipe that you would like to share? 
In honor of summer coming, here's a great, easy picnic dessert:  Grab yourself a tub of Cool Whip and a box of strawberry Jello mix.  Make the jello super concentrated (think 1/4 of the recommended amount of water).  Mix it up with the Cool Whip, toss in some strawberries/blueberries/blackberries, and put it all in a shortbread or graham cracker pie crust.  Let it set up in the fridge for a few hours and you're ready to go!
whipped body butter
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
Antarctica, hands down.  Seeing the one place on earth that has never had a native population, where the animals aren't afraid, and is just completely pristine has been a dream of mine for awhile!  I actually looked into working seasonally in Antarctica, but it turns out they don't really need social workers...  Handmade soaps, perhaps?

Here's a pic I had to add at the bottom of this little feature. It's of my son's Easter basket which you usually wouldn't think has anything to do with soap but this year it did! I ordered a felted soap from Sarah for him and it was a perfect addition! Sarah made a super cute felted soap, personalized with a big T for Tyler, in his favorite color, green! It was adorable and Tyler just loves it!!





now let's get to the GIVEAWAY! 

win a scrumptious way to pamper yourself
Sarah is offering one bar of her Chocolate and Vanilla Handmade Bar Soap with Shea Butter and one tube of her Vanilla Lip Balm. Both are handmade in small batches using only the best ingredients (ingredients that you could actually recognize, pronounce, and feel good about using!)

Here's how to enter:
**Follow In Metal Jewelry's blog and Sarah's blog! Comment here telling me that you have done so. This is mandatory.

For extra entries you can do the following, leaving a separate comment for each (upping your chances to WIN!):
+1 Favorite Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Etsy
+1 Favorite In Metal Jewelry on Etsy
+1 Post on YOUR facebook about this giveaway!
+1 Tweet about this giveaway!

the contest will end at midnight on saturday the 14th.
the winner will be chosen using random.org.
(please make sure to post your email in your comment if it is not on your profile)


142 comments:

  1. I follow both of you via gfc :).

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  2. I follow you on fb as Dorottya zsófia Bacsi.

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  3. I follow Sarah's Soak Shoppe on fb, too, as Dorottya Zsófia Bacsi.

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  4. I am following both of your blogs!

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  5. I added Sarah's shop to my Etsy Favorites

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  6. And I added In Metal Jewelry to my favorites on Etsy!

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  7. I am following both blogs using the Google Connect! :)

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  8. GFC follower 0f both blogs (Goga)

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  9. hi..i am now a follower of both your blogs :)

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  10. i have hearted sarah`s soak shoppe on etsy

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  11. I am following your blog now!

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  12. I am following Sarah's blog too!

    laughingfridge@live.com

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  13. I have "liked" your facebook page and left a comment there

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  14. I have "liked" Sarah's facebook page and left a comment there as well (Donna McLean)

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  15. I posted about your giveaway on my Facebook fan page!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laughing-Fridge-Art-Magnets/119234182547

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  16. My favorite item in Sarah's shop is the Rose Garden soap http://www.etsy.com/listing/69652659/rose-garden-bar-soap-with-dried-rose

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  17. Well, I meant to say in the above comment that I hearted Sarah's Etsy shop too, lol. I have also hearted In Metal Jewelry's shop, and I love your wire wrapped pendants!

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  18. I also "hearted" In Metal Jewelry on Etsy :)

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  19. I also "hearted" Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Etsy. :)

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  20. I "Liked" In Metal Jewelry on Facebook. :)

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  21. and I "liked" Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Facebook too! Yay! This is an fantastic giveaway and lovely discussion with a fellow maker. I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks!

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  22. following both blogs via GFC

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  23. hearted Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Etsy- username bokononist

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  24. hearted In Metal Jewelry on Etsy- username bokononist

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  25. I'm loving this giveaway, I'll bet that soap smells just divine!
    I follow both of your blogs :)

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  26. And lastly, I posted the giveaway on my fb page!
    Great giveaway Inmetal, I adore this shop :)

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  27. Wow!
    That soap looks delightful!
    Wish my computer had smelevision!

    Good to meet you through the Etsy Blog Team!
    I am a new follower. :)

    Best,
    Mary C. Nasser
    http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

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  28. I'm following both blogs!

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  29. I tweeted this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/ElfRenee/status/67084120584486912

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  30. Following both blogs with GFC

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    Thanks!

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  31. Following you for a while now. Going over to like your pages:)

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  32. i follow both blogs via GFC, name is Jel

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  33. SarahsSoakShoppe etsy shop added to faves :)
    etsy name: xanjelix

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  34. I post a comment on sarahs blog!

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  35. InMetalJewelry etsy shop added to faves :)
    etsy name: xanjelix

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  36. im a fan of Sarah's Soak Shoppe on FB
    FB Name: Jung Rae Woo

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  37. Favorite Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Etsy[[as pralinka]]

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  38. im a fan of In Metal Jewelry on FB
    FB Name: Jung Rae Woo

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  39. Favorite In Metal Jewelry on Etsy =)

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  40. tweet here: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/67175035588182016

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  41. i Follow In Metal Jewelry's blog and Sarah's blog

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  42. Hi! I follow both blogs and am happy to do so.
    Thanks for the chance to win some of Sarah's goodies.
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  43. I follow both yours and Sarah's blog! GFC
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  44. i hearted Sarah's soap shoppe on etsy - butler83
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  45. I hearted in metal jewelry's etsy shop - butler83
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  46. I follow both blogs as xlacrimax

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  47. Following both blogs...Thanks
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  48. I'm a GFC Follower of both blogs.

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  49. I follow yours and Sarah's blogs via GFC.
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  50. Added Sarah's Soak Shoppe as etsy favorite (ninajoleisa).
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  51. Added In Metal Jewelry as etsy favorite (ninajoleisa).
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  52. tweet
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  53. Following your blogs.

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  54. My favorite in Sara's Soak Shop.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/73414868/natural-bar-soap-with-shea-butter-rain

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  55. My favorite In Metals Shop.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68061849/wire-wrapped-purple-upcycled-glass

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  56. Like In Metal on Facebook.

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  57. Like Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Facebook.

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  58. Enter me please.I am a GFC follower of both blogs.

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  59. gfc follower of both blogs /va
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    intl

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  60. favorited inmetal jewelry / squirrel33
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  61. faved sarah soak shoppe / squirrel33
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  62. liked inmetal on fb/ ana amanti

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  63. liked sarah soak shoppe / ana amanti
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  64. fb shared
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  65. blog follower via GFC
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  66. added Sarah's shop to my Etsy Favorites

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  67. added In Metal Jewelry on Etsy

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  68. Like In Metal Jewelry on Facebook=anna ku

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  69. Like Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Facebook

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  70. I follow both your blogs.

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  71. I heart Sarah's shop on Etsy (houseofplush).

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  72. I heart In Metal Jewelry on Etsy (houseofplush).

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  73. I like IMJ on FB (Suzanne G.).

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  74. I like SSS on FB (Suzanne G.).

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  75. Following your blog – doll phat
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  76. Favourited in metal jewelry on etsy – dollphat

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  77. Liked in metal jewelry on facebook - facebook.com/dollphat

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  78. Liked sarash soak shop on facebook – facebook.com/dollphat

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  79. facebook status - facebook.com/dollphat

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  80. I follow you both on GFC as: Karen
    Thanks!
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  81. I heart Sarah's shop on Etsy.
    Thanks, Karen
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  82. I heart In Metal Jewelry on Etsy.
    lemontart5
    Thanks, Karen
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  83. I am following both on Google Friend Connect as Viorela.
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  84. I shared this giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/violet_porto/status/67392344000954368
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  85. I hearted the In Metal Jewelry shop, etsy name Viorela25.
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  86. I hearted the Sarah's Soak Shoppe, etsy name Viorela25.
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  87. I follow both of your blogs on GFC (yay!)

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  88. I hearted Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Etsy (hellokiki)

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  89. I hearted In Metal Jewelry on Etsy (hellokiki)

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  90. I follow both blogs
    Brittney Minor
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  91. I heart sarahs soak shoppe on etsy
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  92. I heart in metal jewelry on etsy
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  93. I like in metal jewelry on FB
    Brittney Minor
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  94. I like sarahs soak shoppe on FB
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  95. Tweeted
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  96. I'm following both blogs :)

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  97. Heart for SarahsSoakShoppe
    etsy username ReadingsByKat

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  98. Heart for InMetalJewelry
    etsy username ReadingsByKat

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  99. Like for InMetalJewelry
    facebook username Kat Emralde

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  100. Like for Sarahs-Soak-Shoppe
    facebook username Kat Emralde

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  101. I'm following both your blogs

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  102. I like your facebook page

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  103. I liked Sarah's facebook

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  104. I posted this giveaway on facebook

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  105. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/soypea/status/67764089094545408

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  106. wow what a great giveaway and feature! her soaps look amazing!!

    i am following both of your blogs :)

    mel_sunrise@yahoo.com (aka missknits)
    melissa

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  107. i hearted sarah's shop on etsy!

    mel_sunrise@yahoo.com (aka missknits)
    melissa

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  108. i hearted your shop (in metal jewelry) on etsy...


    mel_sunrise@yahoo.com (aka missknits)
    melissa

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  109. i just became a facebook fan of sarah's shop ...

    mel_sunrise@yahoo.com (aka missknits)
    melissa

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  110. i just became a fan of yours (in metal jewelry) on facebook
    mel_sunrise@yahoo.com
    (aka missknits)

    melissa

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  111. Following both blogs

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  112. GFC follower YulyaShenka
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  113. Favorited Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Etsy as YuliyaSh
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  114. Favorited InMetalJewelry on Etsy as YuliyaSh\
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  115. Liked InMetalJewelry on FB as Yuliya Sh
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  116. Liked Sarah's on FB as Yuliya Sh
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  117. posted on FB http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=208264769208050&id=100001658387083
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  118. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/yulya_shenka/status/67972946475495424
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  119. i follow both via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  120. I've favorited Sarah's Etsy Shoppe!

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  121. I favorited In Metal Jewelry's etsy shop!

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  122. I have liked Sarah's Shoppe on facebook. Should I be the winner, I'd prefer to be notified by email at mesa@highresimaging.com

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  123. Mandatory:
    Following both blogs

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  124. Favourited Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Etsy - Reena Sha

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  125. Like Sarah's Soak Shoppe on facebook - Reena Sha

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  126. Favourited In Metal Jewelry on Etsy - ReenaSha

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  127. Like In Metal Jewelry on facebook - Reena Sha

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    thank you for the giveaway btw :)

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  128. Following you both from GFC!
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  129. Added a favorite for Sarah's Soak Shoppe

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  130. Added a favorite for In Metal Jewelry
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  131. Liked Sarah's Soak Shoppe on FB
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  132. Follow In Metal Jewelry's blog and Sarah's blog via gfc=Lyudmila
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  133. Like In Metal Jewelry on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
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  134. Like Sarah's Soak Shoppe on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
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  135. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Ludmilochka/status/69477935278600192
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