10.21.2011

double braided scarf + giveaway!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

*update: someone purchased a cream and cranberry colored scarf so the winner of this giveaway can pick ANY colors listed in my etsy shop for their scarf (including cream and cranberry still!)*

30 million youtube viewers cant be wrong: the only thing greater than a rainbow is a DOUBLE RAINBOW! with that logic in mind, i give you the double braided scarf:

cream and cranberry. full of double braidy goodness.

when i was first trying to hack the original braided scarf, i had a fleeting thought: "what if the closure could be a braid too?" but i didn't even entertain it seriously. i couldnt begin to tackle that as i swam through dozens of photos trying to find a way to depict creating just the basic single braided scarf.

i cast it aside as impossible, an m.c. escher impossible structure in fabric form. but then a reader, brandy, asked in the comments of the tutorial if there was a way to do it. so i had to at least try. and after some brain-bending and neuron melting and considerably more effort than the single braid, it was done!

since a bunch of folks have commented or emailed about skipping the sewing and purchasing the scarves already made, i decided to make the double-braids for selling rather than doing a tutorial for them right away. you can now find the listing for your own custom double-braided scarf in my etsy shop.

but wait there's more.

in honor of this new creation i am going to give away the very scarf pictured above to one of you!

to enter:

you must be a follower of putapuredukes (click the blue button under "all of y'all" on the top right side bar or click "follow" at the tippy top left of the page)

one entry for each of the following (leave a separate comment for each):

1. be a follower (i'm checking...) and leave a comment here telling me your favorite thing about scarfy weather

2. tweet, facebook, or blog about this giveaway linking back here & leave a comment saying you did so

3. heart the putapuredukes etsy shop & leave a comment saying you did so

4. follow @putapuredukes on twitter & leave a comment saying you did so

5. follow me on pinterest, and/or pin this scarf & leave a comment saying you did so

up to 5 comments and chances per person!

yes, this is a thinly veiled attempted to lure out the lurkers (you know i love a reformed lurker!) and ensnare new folks. that's what giveaways are for, right?

good luck! giveaway will end tuesday night and i will do a reminder blast on monday for those of you who must have more of a social life than me and don't spend weekends on mommy blogs.

141 comments:

  1. i tweeted about this fantastic deal, and i already follow you on twitter sooo double points?! or do i need to unfollow and refollow? i'd do it. i for real want this scarf.

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  2. really like that etsy shop, mrs. dukes! (finally getting in the habit of calling you that after a bazillion years.)

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  3. oh man, i lurve the scarfy weather for many, many reasons. one of the top reasons is definitely the high frequency of bonfires! the smell that lingers in your hair and clothes is just smokey goodness :)

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  4. you are a stickler for things, so just in case, i unfollowed and refollowed. i'm a weirdie.

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  5. I was a lurker, now I'm a follower :)

    and I should have read the whole post to see I could try and win the scarf but I already placed my order...I'm just not that patient. (but if I win I'll give as a present!)

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  6. I'm a new lurker! Have been a follower for a bit, but now I'm a commenter, too!

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  7. I tweeted about this giveaway! (@courageandcurls)

    I forgot to include my favorite thing about scarfy weather in the 1. Be a Follower entry, so I'll do it here--

    I love the way a scarf looks good dressed up or down, and scarfy weather means the good food of Thanksgiving and the late-night chili is on its way!

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  8. I hearted the Etsy shop! My name is turtledovecrafts!

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  9. I now follow you on Twitter! @courageandcurls

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  10. I follow you on Pinterest! /audreeeeeey

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  11. i love this! and i'm following you! :)

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  12. i love scarfy weather, because at the end of a long day i can take my cold hands and cold feet and climb under the covers and snuggle with my husband who is always at least 30 degrees warmer than i am.

    on those same lines, i now love having my 6 week old daughter fall asleep on my chest as a mini-heater. she warms my heart inside and out. somehow the cooler weather makes the warmth that much more precious.

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  13. i hearted {?} you on etsy! ;)

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  14. i'm following you on pinterest!

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  15. 1) I'm a follower... The Holidays.

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  16. Look at you! Love it!

    Now I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head all weekend. Thanks. (What does it MEAN?)

    My fav thing about scarfy weather is, um... wearing them? And boots and leaves and all that goodness.

    And of course I follow you. Duh!

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  17. I follow you on tweeter (as Ryan has called it)

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  18. Pinterest follower AND gonna pin it. BAM!

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  19. 4) I already hearted your shop... so I actually hearted the braided infinity scarf as a favorite item! Holy smokes, you offer so many colors... you. da. bomb.

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  20. First, love love love the double braid. Okay just to be honest my favorite thing about scarf weather at the moment is that all clothes are bulky and hide my post baby flabbiness. And it makes drinking hot coffee that much more enjoyable. Ahhh.

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  21. I am a very new follower... within a week or so? and I love walking in the leaves :-) Fall is my favorite time of year (oh and it's my birthday) Love the colors on that scarf!

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  22. 3) I BLOGGED about your giveaway and left tres links... ya, you deserve it! Just my bonus... adding an extra looks from my giant band of followers (not) ;-)

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  23. I'm a follower and I love scarf weather because of boots and sweaters and apples and all things pumpkin and a million other things!

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  24. I "hearted" your etsy shop

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  25. I so want to win this! You know that if I can barely make one braid, there's no way I can do two. I already follow your bloggy. And my favorite thing about scarfy weather? It's a way to make my boring outfits cuter, cooler weather, eating soup, and crunchy leaves!

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  26. I tweeted about the giveaway!

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  27. I already heart your etsy shop. :)

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  28. I already follow you on twitter too

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  29. I follow you on pinterest too.

    I'm thinking it needs to hurry up and be December so I can finally meet you and make you an IRL friend. That seems to be all that's lacking. :)

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  30. Ahhhh! You're amazing!! This is awesome. My favorite thing about scarfy weather is the hot beverages that come along with it. Since I work at Sbux, I drink coffee and stuff all year round, but there is something about the cold that makes a hot drink taste SO much better. (And I'm a follower.)

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  31. And I follow you on twitter...

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  32. Followed you on Pinterest!

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  33. Of course I'm a follower...and what's not to love about scarfy weather? My favorite thing about scarves is their to cute-ify otherwise unflattering clothing (like my husband's hooded sweatshirt that I wore to the grocery store yesterday, because it was the only warm thing in our house that actually fit over my huge belly).

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  34. How had I not already hearted your Etsy shop? For crying out loud, I put half your items for sale on my universal Amazon baby registry. At any rate, this situation has now been remedied.

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  35. Shared your link on facebook! (With pleasure!)

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  36. Follow the blog - I love scarfy weather because it begins the best season of the year: celebration season! Both my kiddos are fall babies, my birthday is in September, my dad's is in October, then we have the holidays! Love it.

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  37. Follow (and retweeted) on twitter.

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  38. Follow you on pinterest. (And have stolen oodles of your pinned recipes. Yummo.)

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  39. i <3 your etsy shop. so basically i stalk you in every online means possible now. you're welcome.

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  40. adding another entry for GreerAnn for the twitter follow AND retweeting the giveaway (you get one for each!)

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  42. Scarf season is awesome cause you can totally have dirty hair tossed in a pony without looking like a scuz bucket; as soon as you add a scarf, you look put together, not a hot mess. Bonus!

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  43. I follow you on Pinterest AND I pinned the scarf!

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  44. I {hearted} your etsy shop! (Deusregula)

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  45. I follow your blog via RSS Feed

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  46. I heart the putapuredukes etsy shop

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow @putapuredukes on twitter

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  48. I linked to your blog on Facebook!

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  49. I follow you on pinterest and pinned your scarf

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  50. I love scarfy weather because it means cuddling on the couch!

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  51. Lurker turned follower thanks to this fab scarf! I want it real bad :)

    My favorite things about scarfy weather is...

    Chilly weather, wearing boots, fires in the fireplace, pumpkin spice lattes, T-giving (food!), college football, and Christmas. Really I just love everything about this time of year!

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  52. I follow you on twitter! (@jenorourke)

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  53. I follow you on pinterest too!

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  54. I'm tweeting about this giveaway

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  55. I'm repinning the scarf :-)

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  56. I love scarf weather because it's cool, crisp, and the perfect time to hang outside with a Starbucks.

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  57. I'm going to heart your Etsy shop - khjewelry

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  58. I am a follower! I love cool scarfy weather because I love the cool crispness of the morning!

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  59. I follow you on twitter...you mentioned me the other night and my celebritizing of Raechel :D

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  60. Ive pinned your other braided scarf...Ill pin this one too!DOne...

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  61. I posted this on facebook!

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  62. AND.....I tried to make your other scarf...and you were so kind to offer your help...sadly...I dont think im helpable! so I NEED to win this scarf...my baby boy and I need to take walks in this brisk weather and count colors and jump in leaves and drink cider while sharing eskimo kisses...all to be made better with this adorable scarf! phew...pick me!

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  63. I am a follower and love your blog! My favorite thing about scarfy weather is that I feel like I am dressed up with my scarves on with my normal jeans and tshirt. I am sure that the people who see me daily would love a new addition to my scarf collection.

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  64. Follow you on twitter and pinterest. I tried your crockpot chicken last week and it was yum!

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  65. extra entry here for leslie for twitter AND pinterest follows each getting their own

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  66. I am a follower of this blog now :) That scarf looks incredible!

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  67. I'm following your blog now. I love the crisp sure of fall. I'm about to use your tutorial to make the single braid......maybe this weekend?

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  68. I'm a follower on twitter now! :)

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  69. I tweeted about your give away!

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  70. Tweeted about the giveaway :)

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  71. I already follow your blog and my favorite thing about scarfy weather is that I can get a pumpkin spice latte whenever my heart desires!

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  72. I already follow on Pinterest :)

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  73. I'm following your blog! My favorite thing about the cooler is weather is not shaving my legs for weeks at a time.

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  74. I now heart putapuredukes on etsy.

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  75. I follow you on pinterest and pinned this amazing scarf.

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  76. I love how scarf weather makes me want to bake all the time. I also return to hearty comfort food, lots of soups, stews and casseroles. I am never without a scarf; it's like wearing a hug.

    I follow your blog.

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  77. I pinned your scarf and I follow you on pinterest.

    Very nice scarf btw!

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  78. Aaaand I blogged about you!!
    for what that's worth because nobody follows me haha! but it still counts right?

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  79. Oh, I also hearted the Etsy shop and I follow you on twitter!!

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  80. Following you on Pinterest!

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  81. Following you on twitter!

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  82. Tweeted about the contest!

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  83. hearted your etsy shop. and now trying to pick fabrics for my wristlet!

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  84. I follow you on pinterest!! (Addicted to pinterest. Is there an annonymous group for that???)

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  85. I {heart} putapuredukes on etsy! And forwarded your store to my girlfriend!

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  86. I LOVE LOVE LOVE scarves!!! (Check my fashion pin board....addicted!) So many good things about scarves...they cover my turkey warbler. They make me feel cozy. They go with ANYTHING! They remind me of fall (my FAV season).

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  87. I'm a follower and I like the food that fall makes me think of: pumpkin EVERYTHING, turkey, sweet potato casserole, pies and green beans. I also love the crispness of the air :)

    The scarf is super cute Keight!

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  88. I heart your etsy shop :)

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  89. I follow your pinterest!

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  90. Oh my goodness! I am comment 100!!! I love this weather because I can finally stop sweating. :-)

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  91. I pinned your scarf weeks ago planning to make it & still haven't done it...that's how bad I need this scarf!

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  92. Hi! I pinned this scarf today and then realized you had a give-away! I am now following you on Pinterest.

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  93. I am also following you on Twitter :)

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  94. I also posted a link to this page on my facebook. I hope I'm the lucky winner! I would also love to know how you made this gorgeous scarf!

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  95. I like scarfy weather because now my neck has a buddy...and my little mini me looks so darn cute trying to wear my many different scarves. :)

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  96. I follow your blog! I live in Washington, so it' always scarf weather!!! I love how a scarf can totally change an outfit

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  97. I heart putapuredukes etsy shop

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  98. I follow you on pinterest

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  99. My favorite thing about scarf weather is how it smells- I love the smell of fires burning in the early morning!

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  100. Tweeted about the give away with a link!

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  101. I hearted (is that a real word?) your etsy shop!

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  102. I'm following you on Twitter!

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  103. I am following your boards on Pinterest!

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  104. I'm a lurker....I mean follower. :)

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  105. <3 your shop. And I forgot to say my fave thing about scarfy weather - it means we're one season closer to Christmas! :)

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  106. Favorite thing about scarf wearing weather- college football of course.

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  107. I follow you on pinterest. 100+ comments, impressive.

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  108. I follow you on pnterest and I pinned the scarf!

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  109. I love the leaves of fall... Alicia

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  110. Long time lurker, now blog follower. I love scarf-y weather because of boots, scarves, and even more reasons to snuggle with the hubs. :)

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  111. I already follow you on Twitter!

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  112. I follow you on pinterest now, too!

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  113. And, last but not least, I tweeted about your giveaway! :)

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  114. Okay okay I'll stop lurking! I just found you last week, actually, but have been reading your older posts because we just have lots in common (volleyball players, reformed anti-runners, babies 17 months apart, etc)! I love scarfy weather because it means birthdays and holidays and cozy snuggling (snuggling when it's hot is just not the same).

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  115. I follow you on Pinterest and I had already pinned the gray and yellow version (single braid). That's how I found you in the first place, btw.

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  116. Apparently I also already follow you on Twitter. Now I feel sort of stalkerish...

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  117. I'm following you on pintrest. I'm sending you my irl name in a dm on twitter.

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  118. I'm a new follower ( a fairly recent lurker). What do I love about scarf weather....well, they do kind of cover up my post-baby belly. My boys are 3 and 16 months, but I still haven't lost it!!!

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  119. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/

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  120. I heart your shop on Etsy!

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  121. I follow you on Pinterest!

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  122. I follow you on pinterest

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  123. My favorite part about scarf weather...they are the perfect accessory!

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  124. I follow you on Pinterest

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  125. I 'Heart' your Esty Shop!

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  126. Me and a friend followed your braided scarf tutorial today and created two AWESOME scarfs! I'm making them for all of my family this Christmas. Love them! Thanks for showing us how to make them! I am waiting for pics of our final creations and will be blogging about them and posting your tutorial link.

    Pick me! Pick!

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