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Free Blog Design #Giveaway - Worth over $100

{This giveaway has closed. Congratulations to #64, Jenna}

They say content is everything when it comes to blogging. That's true....but design helps a ton! I'm not a designer, and my first attempts at my own blog headers and images were hilarious (in a frustrating sort of way.)

Luckily, I found someone that could design what I wanted quickly and inexpensively. Veronica from VC Design has designed every graphic related to this blog. And she wants to do it for you too!

VC Design is giving one lucky Suburban Jungle Reader everything you need to successfully design your blog. What will you win?

Custom Logo Design (vector format so you can have promo items made)
Custom Blog Header/Banner with one character (person image)
Matching Blog Button
Coordinated Twitter Page
All items must be for one website - you can't split this deal with a friend

Together, this is over $100 in design work. You may use your images in your blog design, to order business cards, stationery, even T-shirts!

Take a look at some of the things she's designed for me:

My Blog Header & The Suburban Jungle Logo


My Blog Banners

She's also designed my button, my twitter page, and a few updated holiday headers. Look how fun my header will be for Christmas:


VC Designs does more than just blog design. Check out her site to see some of her work on logos, brochures, business cards, and more.

Enough about me - How do you win some great designs for your site?

To Enter:
Go to VCDesign and look around at some of the work she's displayed on the site. Gather some ideas for your own design work and leave me a comment telling me a bit about what you'd like for your design.

Extra Entries:
5 extra entries - Blog about this giveaway and leave your link in the comments. (leave 1 comment with link, and four like this blogged #2, blogged #3, etc)
2 extra entries - Tweet about this giveaway and leave your tweet link {@suburbanjung FREE Blog Design - $100 Value http://cli.gs/1qnXV #Giveaway }
1 extra entry per day - Tweet daily for an extra entry each day
2 extra entries - Put a link to this giveaway and send it out on your facebook page
3 extra entries - Email a link to this giveaway to 3 friends and copy thesuburbanjungle @gmail.com
1 extra entry - If you are a follower of mine on Twitter, Feedburner, or Google friend

This giveaway will end on December 1, 2009 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org, posted on this page and contacted by email by December 2nd.

No money was received for this review and giveaway, but I did receive a free update to my header and a free holiday header image. I have ordered and paid for my past images, and my opinions are strictly my own.

Comments

  1. Love your PR banner. Would love to have one that is similar!

    Glad we were able to connect last week and then I saw you in the comment above mine at SITS :)

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  2. Love the designs! I have really been wanting to update the look and feel of my blog and would love to win this!
    The name of my blog is Mommy2TwoGirls, so I would love an image of a mom and her two girls in some form. I would love to have bright, bold colors that really make my blog stand out and professional looking.
    Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  3. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/5684870497
    #1

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  4. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/5684870497
    #2

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  5. Posted this on my Facebook page-
    http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/eloise.carlson?ref=profile
    #1

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  6. Posted this on my Facebook page
    http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/eloise.carlson?ref=profile
    #2

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  7. Following you on Twitter (furygirl3132)

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  8. Following you on Google Friend Connect (furygirl3132)

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  9. Blogged about this giveaway here: http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html
    #1

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  10. Blogged
    #2

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  11. Blogged
    #3

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  12. Blogged #4

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  13. Blogged
    #5

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  14. Love the design and in looking at the site, I like the fresh colorful content that she uses. As a dad blogger, I would love to see what she could come up with for me! I have had the same design for some time and it would be nice to change it up a bit!

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  15. I have a personal blog but want to start another for area families and daycare providers to connect with one another, so I would love to have a header and button with a fun logo and funky typography. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  16. Following you on Twitter (@afandrei)!

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  17. Blogged about this! #1

    http://piemakeramy.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

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  18. I tweeted this! #1
    http://twitter.com/afandrei/status/5687428154

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  19. Tweet #2
    http://twitter.com/afandrei/status/5687428154

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  20. I would love to have the banner I have now made into something more like the graphics on the site. I like my logo look, but it would be neat for it to be even more cartoon like.

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  21. I posted on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/home.php?filter=lf

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  22. what a neat giveaway. I never thought about having someone else design my blog! It probably would look a lot better. I am also now following your blog!

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  23. I have been searching for someone to redesign my blog and am THRILLED to learn about Veronica Chapp. I am a momma of 5 kiddos and would get free reigns to a designer/artist to come up with a way to illustrate that with fun bright colors!:)

    Thanks for sharing this with us Angela!!!

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  24. I follow you on Twitter (Tuckersarah)

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  25. I love your twitter page...it would be great to have a custom page done. I'm not sure exactly what I'd like, but would obviously want a woman maybe with a child and some coupons or shopping bags.

    It was fun meeting you last week!

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  26. I've been to her page, but honestly I am SO design challenged I don't even know what to do! I would love Veronica's help!!

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  27. I love her designs!! I am looking for an update to mine and I am going to try to be moving my blog to WP soon. I wanted a cleaner look then I have now, it feels a bit too busy right now.

    I like the buttons too!

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  28. I would like to have a cartoon character of me with baskets full of fresh fruits and vegtables. I love to garden and I think it would be cute :) Thanks, Amy lexysmom4@yahoo.com

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  29. I RT your tweet in Savvyblogging! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I absolutely love the designs. My blog is Cocktails With Mom and I would love to see what she could come up with to reflect the nature of my blog. I am looking for a sleek and professional look.

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  31. Tweet 1http://twitter.com/MomCocktails/status/5700681572

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  32. Tweet 2

    http://twitter.com/MomCocktails/status/5700681572

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  33. Blogged 1
    http://whatsthatbuzz.myweeklybeef.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

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  34. Blogged #2
    http://whatsthatbuzz.myweeklybeef.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

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  35. Blogged 3
    http://whatsthatbuzz.myweeklybeef.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

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  36. Blogged 4
    http://whatsthatbuzz.myweeklybeef.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

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  37. Blogged 5
    http://whatsthatbuzz.myweeklybeef.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

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  38. I like the lunchbox limbo logo but would want something more '50s-ish and with mouse ears. :)

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  39. I love the designs but I need some pages added and cant figure that out

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  40. I love it! thanks for following me!

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  41. I blogged about this http://queenofourcastle.blogspot.com

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  42. I'd love to get a customized header and some design work on my blog! Right now it looks totally generic so I'd just love something that was more personal to me and reflected things I love like my family and my 2 Chihuahuas...I'd love to have them somewhere on my blog!

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  43. I blogged about your contest, I love unique contests like this plus I really want to win.

    http://blog.makingcentsoutoflife.com/2009/11/bloggers-and-website-owners-win-design.html

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  44. http://twitter.com/kristinbrianne/status/5704869304

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  45. Hi! Stopping by from SITS and saw that you stopped by my blog! Thanks for stopping by an for the great giveaway! I have been thinking about having someone design my site!
    www.michellestyle411.com

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  46. I am now following you too!
    Blogged #1

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  47. I have my banner and button from Veronica as well and I love it!!

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  48. Great banner! I could totally use the help for my site. Thinking something along the dad realm w/ a cartoon of me.

    www.proudtobeapoppa.blogspot.com
    @proudtobeapoppa
    eric.romero@hilti.com

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  49. re tweeted.
    RT @suburbanjung Blog Design #Giveaway - Worth over $100 ~ The Suburban Jungle http://cli.gs/1qnXV

    @proudtobeapoppa
    www.proudtobeapoppa.blogspot.com
    eric.romero@hilti.com

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  50. Tweeted again
    @proudtobeapoppa

    www.proudtobeapoppa.blogspot.com
    eric.romero@hilti.com

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  51. Following on Twitter.

    @proudtobeapoppa
    www.proudtobeapoppa.blogspot.com
    eric.romero@hilti.com

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  52. Would love to win a makeover. I need a logo and a button. Have started, stopped, started again. Would just love someone else to just do it!

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  53. I email a link to this giveaway to 3 friends and copied it to you!

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  54. My girlfriend owns a small business so this would be great for her site. VC looks like it can do really classy/elegant business designs, so that would be great.

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  55. My girlfriend owns a small business so this would be great for her site. VC looks like it can do really classy/elegant business designs, so that would be great.
    ferret0903@aol.com

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  56. I want something simple with a retro look to it. The character would look like a 50's housewife, but the site name would be most prominent. I have tried doing it myself...but the results are lame.

    I picked a brandable name...now I just need the images to go with it.

    jehaine at yahoo dot com

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  57. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/TwiMommi/status/5719234568

    jehaine at yahoo dot com

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  58. original tweet entry #2

    jehaine at yahoo dot com

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  59. @TwiMommi follows you on twitter

    jehaine at yahoo dot com

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  60. I now publicly follow this blog via Google Friend Connect (reddoggie)

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  61. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/AFewShortCuts/status/5721736144

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  62. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/AFewShortCuts/status/5721736144

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  63. I have had her design a few things for me already! I absolutely love all of it! I would love to have more made!

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  64. I blogged about it!

    http://thestayathomegf.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

    Thanks!

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  65. annnndddd I am following you.... dun dun duunnnnnnnn lol

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  66. I love that she does cartoon characters. I'd love that on my parenting blog...a mom and kids all in cartoon format.

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  67. I would love to have cartoon characters of myself and hubby.

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  68. I'm a teacher blogger and I'd really love something more teacher/classroom themed for the look of my blog!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  69. I posted this link on my FB account (username Sarah Bee)! entry 1


    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  70. I posted this link on my FB account (username Sarah Bee)! entry 2


    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  71. Boy oh boy, do I need help! Would love to win!

    I think I'd go with something along the lines of The Mommy Coaches....

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  72. I like the Natural on a Budget look.
    Teresa
    dlhewson@tidewater.net

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  73. I would love to have a beautiful design with grapes and dimes (of course) and maybe children, chickens, cows, ...Maybe it would be better to see what she would come up with!

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  74. I would love to have a beautiful design with grapes and dimes (of course) and maybe children, chickens, cows, ...Maybe it would be better to see what she would come up with!

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  75. I love the design for A Savvy Saver and the four unique color on color pictures on The Mommy Coach. I also love the collaged look of Getting All My Ducks in a Row!
    I need this redesign desperately! I hope I win!!!

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  76. I'm a follower!

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  77. I twittered! http://twitter.com/ThankfulThrifty

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  78. I twittered! http://twitter.com/ThankfulThrifty

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  79. It's my Facebook status!

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  80. It's my Facebook status!
    I twittered! http://twitter.com/ThankfulThrifty

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  81. Blogged 1
    http://thankfullythrifty.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-new-blog-design.html

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  82. Blogged 2
    http://thankfullythrifty.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-new-blog-design.html

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  83. Blogged 3
    http://thankfullythrifty.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-new-blog-design.html

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  84. Blogged 4
    http://thankfullythrifty.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-new-blog-design.html

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  85. Blogged 5
    http://thankfullythrifty.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-new-blog-design.html

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  86. I really like how she does the people so I think I would want to incorporate a red head like me! I like the fact that the designs are not too heavy.

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  87. tweet

    http://twitter.com/CouponClippin/status/5746292989

    #1

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  88. tweet

    http://twitter.com/CouponClippin/status/5746292989

    #2

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  89. I follow SuburbanJung on twitter

    CouponClippin

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  90. I just started my blog this weekend and WOULD love some professional help! I like the lunchtime image at the bottom of the page. I'm looking for classy, casual, happy people wearing photo frame and other sterling silver jewelry ;)
    I love the buttons and headers too!!! Nice work!

    My blog:
    http://stayclose2urheart.blogspot.com/

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  91. Many common household products and even soaps are absorbed directly into your skin, causing skin disorders or just plain dry cracked skin. Also, when participating in other activities from gardening to painting, furniture restoration to fishing, or exposure to harsh weather, you are further drying and irritating your skin.

    dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  92. google friend follower!

    dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  93. I like the Savy Lady

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  94. I tweeted you

    http://twitter.com/gijeanie/status/5751970880

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  95. I tweeted you

    http://twitter.com/gijeanie/status/5751970880

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  96. Following you on twitter

    http://twitter.com/gijeanie/

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  97. I blogged this giveaway here

    http://myentries79.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  98. 2I blogged this giveaway here

    http://myentries79.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  99. 3I blogged this giveaway here

    http://myentries79.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  100. 4I blogged this giveaway here

    http://myentries79.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  101. 5I blogged this giveaway here

    http://myentries79.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-makeover-giveaway.html

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  102. I posted your giveaway on FB

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=1428512613&share_id=182841806262&comments=1#s182841806262

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  103. I posted your giveaway on FB

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=1428512613&share_id=182841806262&comments=1#s182841806262

    Jeanette Huston
    chewysmum79@yahoo.com

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  104. I wouldnt know where to start.

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  105. I'd like a girl with my design that looks like me-with brown hair. And a simple design, functional. Thanks!
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  106. Blogged http://512kidz.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaways-1115.html
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  107. blogged 2 http://512kidz.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaways-1115.html
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  108. blogged 3 http://512kidz.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaways-1115.html
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  109. blogged 4 http://512kidz.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaways-1115.html
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  110. blogged 5 http://512kidz.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaways-1115.html
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  111. tweet! http://twitter.com/512kidz/status/5758149899
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  112. Tweet! 2 http://twitter.com/512kidz/status/5758149899
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  113. posted to facebook http://tinyurl.com/yglterw
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  114. facebook 2 http://tinyurl.com/yglterw
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  115. twitter follower @512kidz
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  116. email subscriber
    hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

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  117. google friend connect follower
    hellomary018 at yahoo do com

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  118. Love her designs! I am still using a default Google template for my blog, so any help I could get in the design department would be great!

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  119. i would have a custom header made for my meandbella site http://meandbella.blogspot.com with a cartoon bella!!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  120. tweet #1

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/5773782863

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  121. tweet 2

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/5773782863

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  122. Hi Angela, I would love t win this contest. I am a new SAHM of three which includes a set of twins. I am fairly new to blogging. I enjoy writing and I like your layout alot and would like something similar. I'm not picky. Just want my site to very bright and eye catchy geared toward family. I would like the subscribe button, a counter for my page hits, places for ads and links to my Home business.

    http://www.mommytucker.blogspot.com/

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  123. I'd like something that invovles a bomb/grenade with the cartoon image of me (my husband was bomb squad in the army, and not teaches it), and some fun colors.
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/CouponClippin/status/5775586275

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  125. My blog is http://childrensnook.blogspot.com/

    I would like to have children and books on my site if I could.

    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  126. I always have wanted a design with a woman pushing a stroller with the city skyline in the background.

    jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

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  127. tweeted #1
    https://twitter.com/suburbansaving/status/5784216255

    jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

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  128. I'm not 100% sure what I'd want, but it would be based on the "Get Along Home, Cincy, Cindy" folk song. Maybe a cute girl picking an apple off a tree. Or a barefoot and pregnant chick. LOL

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  129. tweet #2
    https://twitter.com/suburbansaving/status/5784216255

    jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

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  130. I follow through google friend

    jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

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  131. Blogged here: http://getalonghome.com/2009/11/vc-design-giveaway/

    (1)

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  132. Blogged here: http://getalonghome.com/2009/11/vc-design-giveaway/

    (2)

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  133. Blogged here: http://getalonghome.com/2009/11/vc-design-giveaway/

    (3)

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  134. Blogged here: http://getalonghome.com/2009/11/vc-design-giveaway/

    (4)

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  135. Blogged here: http://getalonghome.com/2009/11/vc-design-giveaway/

    (5)

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  136. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/5784357863

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  137. Twitter follower.

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  138. I have tried to start my own photography business while being a full time mom. I love photography, but kinda suck at the blog /website part of it :). I love the work you do! It is fun and clean and you have a great eye for laying things out! I think I could definately have a better chance at my own business with your help! Thanks! Melissa Cook

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  139. I love the savvy saver and coupon deals and steals. Her characters are so cute esp. the little burglar. Love this and would love to win.

    I would like something similar to the saver or deals and steals.

    @inkscrblr
    inkscrblr@rogers.com
    also http://www.thriftymommastips.blogspot.com/
    I follow you both.

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  140. I'd love a design that features a characature of myself with a pile of products in the background that look reggedy, and with a product in my hand that looks shiny, new, and glowing (to demonstrate that my blog is about sorting through the junk to find the really good stuff for parents!).

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  141. Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/5800036154

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  142. I really love your banner and I love the look of the character. She does an AWESOME job! I would love to have my husband in camo as a character holding hands with me in a girly outfit as a character :)

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  143. tweet

    http://twitter.com/CouponClippin/status/5803597718

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  144. I love how all her designs are so whimsical yet funky. They're easy to look at but still stand out.

    I am now following you on google friend.

    Retweeted the contest twitter.com/monkeybeanz

    Posted a link on facebook as well:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monkey-Beanz#/pages/Monkey-Beanz/23072617751

    Those are all my entries for now. I'll get back to you if I get a blog post up as well! Thanks.

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  145. Tweet o' the day: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/5823439155

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  146. I blogged about this #1http://dimes2vines.blogspot.com/2009/11/do-you-like-giveaways.html

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  147. I twittered
    http://twitter.com/dimes2vines/status/5828333219

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  148. 11/18 tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/5831798793

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  149. bogged #1

    http://couponclippinmommy.blogspot.com/2009/11/free-blog-design-giveaway-worth-over.html

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  150. Hi ,

    I loved all the designs I saw on Veronica's site and would find it very difficult to choose one as my favourite. Each of her designs are appropriate for the subject of the site and visually appealing. I am a blogger and have tried unsucessfully to improve the look of my blog so much so that I am uninspired when I look at it. I would love for VC to design my site...and I want to launch a site selling personal products for women.
    smitanair.2005@gmail.com

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  151. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/ThankfulThrifty/status/5846592071

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  152. On my Facebook page #1!

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  153. On my Facebook page #2!

    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

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  154. Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/5854858870

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Are Siberian Cats Hypoallergenic? The Truth about Siberian Cats!

Our Siberian kitten at 12 weeks old
I thought we would never own a cat. My husband is allergic. And my son is allergic. So we put pet ownership out of our heads until some how we came across the Siberian cat breed. My husband spent all sorts of time researching Fel-D1 levels and everything he could about cats and allergies. He was convinced we could do it.

So we began our search. First of all, you should know that there aren't very many Siberian cat breeders. At least on in our area. We called and emailed a few but they all had super long waiting lists and were hours away from our home. Then we found two that were close to home. They also had long waiting lists, but were close enough that we could go visit.

We visited two separate breeders. We found them both to be very loving homes filled with cats. Soft, lovey, playful cats. But my both my husband and son had severe reactions after visiting the homes. Click here to see results of our first breeder visit.
Even still, my husband…

Figuring out What's Wrong with Your Berry Plants by Leaf Analysis

I've been growing berries all my life. First raspberries and over the last 9 years blueberries and strawberries. Over that time, I have encountered an endless stream of problems and have figured out how to fix many of them. So I thought I'd put that knowledge online so people can easily figure out what might be going on with their berry plants and have a place to start to search for information.

Most plants give signs of trouble with their leaves. In general, most plants (and especially berries) should have deep green leaves. Any other variation means trouble. Sometimes it's major. Sometimes it's an easy fix.

Raspberries

If your leaves have a purple tinge: It may mean the weather has been cold, they are just forming, or they are deficient in Potassium. To fix - apply light fertilizer (tomato fertilizer is a good choice, since it is higher in potassium which results in more flowers and more fruit - or buy Organic potassium source.)

If your leaves are yellowing: If they are…

9 Months Wearing Thinx - What I REALLY think and What you should know if you decide to use them!!

It's been 9 months since I bought my first pair of Thinx underwear. Since that time, I have transitioned to 90% reusable period products. I've figured out how to wash them, get them to stop being stinky, and when to use them.

 I first heard of Thinx when a friend of mine showed me an article on Facebook.The article was an obvious paid to endorsement.

I was disappointed that my friend couldn't see through the propaganda, but it did motivate me to dig deeper into reusable menstrual products.

So I bought my first pair - I used a $10 off coupon and first time customers got free shipping. (This link will give you $10 off if you decide to give them a go.)

The first thing I did when they arrived was try them on. They fit well and looked really good. Fancy even? Well, maybe not for most people but they had lace and that is fancy in my world. I then tested them with a syringe of water to be sure that they could actually hold the liquid they claimed. They passed.

I bought the hiphu…

How to Make Raw Almond Butter using a Blender (Vitamix)

You CAN make your own almond butter (peanut, cashew, sunflower, or ANY nut butter.) It's fast and easy - and you can do it in a blender!

If you love almond butter, then I'd highly recommend learning how to make it yourself. I buy raw almondsfor about $3 a pound, so the savings aren't huge, but knowing what goes into my almond butter is priceless. 
What goes in? Nothing but almonds. You can certainly add salt, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, or whatever floats your boat - but the truth is - you don't have to! 
You can roast the almonds and have a rich nutty flavored almond butter or you can make it raw (which to me - tastes more like cookie dough mixed with peanut butter, yums.)
Here's the deal: you don't need to add oils or anything else. A vitamix blender
(or other similarly powerful blender) can handle it.  
Here's a video of me making raw almond butter. I used about 3 cups (measured by a 5 year old - so about 3 cups is fine). 

You will notice a lot of icky …

Can you fix broken plants with tape? - yes you can!

Can you fix broken plants with tape? YESSSSSS! Read on to hear how I have done it many times and how you can fix your plants too.
A snapped Blueberry plant repaired with electrical tape and twine
I take care of a lot of plants. And when I run out of plants, I take care of my neighbors'. Every once-in-a-while, I learn something that's worth sharing. This is one of those things.

I found out that you CAN save plants by using tape. This winter, someone stepped on the main stem of one of my blueberry bushes and snapped it in half. I noticed it as soon as the snow melted and was devastated. It takes 3 years for a blueberry bush to "be ready" and it was year three. And the main stem was snapped clean off.

So I did what anybody would do in an emergency like this. I hit the garage for whatever tape I could find. My husband had recently taught me that electrical tape sticks to nothing - but itself. And it sticks to itself well.
I grabbed the electrical tape from this tool bench …