Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sponsor Giveaway: After Nine to Five

This weeks awesome giveaway comes from the Awesome Ashley of the Awesome blog/shop, After Nine to Five. It's going to be so awesome. Let's learn about Ashley.





Tell us a bit about yourself. 
I'm Ashley, owner of the blog After Nine To Five and the shop After Nine To Five Designs. I recently got married in Jamaica and am enjoying the newlywed life right now. I live life on the risky side, open to new opportunities and adventures all of the time. Always seeking out something new and exciting. I'm six-months into my jump into self-employment and so far? I'm loving every minute of it.

When and why did you decide to open an etsy shop? 
It was accidental, honestly. I had quit my corporate job to pursue self-employment and my initial plan tanked almost immediately. I was frustrated and landed in a craft store, looking for a new hobby when I stumbled upon the beads and charms section which had a massive amount of clearance. Never having made jewelry before, I thought I'd get some supplies to make a couple of my own necklaces and walked out of the store with enough supplies to accessorize a whole army. Within a week from that day, After Nine To Five Designs launched. :]

What is your favorite part about blogging/running a handmade biz?
Oh gosh, so many things! I love meeting so many different people. And I love creating my own hours. But I think the thing that I love the most is that there is no longer a nagging reminder of how much I hate work. I love what I do, even if there are things less enjoyable in it, on a daily basis so I'm much happier than I was when I worked a corporate job.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about quitting their day job to be a full-time creative? 
Be prepared to work a lot more than you had thought was necessary. It never ceases to amaze me how many hours I end up working between emails, advertising, product creation, product listing, etc. The good news is that it doesn't feel like work all of the time if it's something you love.



And now for the giveaway... Here's the loot:
Ashley is generously giving away $15 worth of credit to her shop, which you can use to buy a pretty necklace, headband, card set, or something else really awesome.



How to enter:

  • Visit After Nine to Five on Etsy and leave a comment on this post with your favorite item
  • Do any of the following for additional entries:
    • Follow After Nine to Five via GFC and/or Bloglovin (2 possible entries)
    • Follow Wattlebird via GFC and/or Bloglovin (2 possible entries)
    • Follow Ashley (@afterninetofive) and me (@anniehp) on Twitter (2 possible entries)
    • Tweet or blog about this giveaway (2 possible entries) You can use this tweet if you'd like: Enter to win some great loot from @afterninetofive on @anniehp's blog #giveaway http://tinyurl.com/5t9jwmz
This giveaway will close at 10 PM EST on Sunday, May 22, and a winner will be chosen randomly. It is open internationally. Good luck!

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And don't forget to enter the Whimsical Poppysmic giveaway as well. I've extended the deadline to Tuesday at 10 PM EST because of blogger's little meltdown the other day. GO!

201 comments :

  1. I love the Love Birds and Nest Necklace!

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  2. I already follow After Nine to Five via GFC!

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  3. I also am already a follower of After Nine to Five on Twitter! @JASIVRAS

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  4. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/JASIVRAS/status/69998274513342464

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  5. LOVING this necklace - perfect for my sister!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69504382/picture-this-necklace

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  6. i love love the brass monkey necklace! super cute stuff!

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  7. Great Giveaway!!

    All gorgeous stuff!!

    i would pick this is i won: Butterfly With Flower Necklace

    follow after 9 to 5 on gfc: stephanie cummins

    Follow Wattlebird via GFC: stephanie cummins

    Thankyou

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  8. I love Ashley's shop! :) I would go with the Black Framed Turquoise necklace and/or the Gold Tone Heart necklace. :)

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  9. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/mamamarchand/status/70154649906327552

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  10. love the brass tone owl necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/67618996/brass-tone-owl-necklace)

    adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com
    www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

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  11. I follow wattlebird via GFC

    adelyn
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    www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

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  12. i follow wattlebird via bloglovin'

    adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com
    www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

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  13. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Wish Upon A Star Necklace!

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  14. I like this flower necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67620365/flower-necklace

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  15. Following you on twitter!

    @SomerKnits

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  16. Following Ashley on twitter

    @SomerKnits

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  17. I love the Capture The Moment Necklace!

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  18. I follow Ashley via Twitter!

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  19. Fantastic giveaway! I love everything in the shop, but my favorites are the shells and sand necklace and the blue feather headband.

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  20. Anchors Aweigh Necklace!

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  21. Love the "It's a hoot" necklace.
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  22. i follow you!

    alyssahickman28@gmail.com

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  23. Following wattlebird with GFC
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  24. Following after nine blog with GFC.
    flataif@gmail.com

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  25. I love the turquoise seashell necklace!

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  26. I love the butterfly with flower necklace.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  27. LOVE the "Picture This" necklace!

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  28. I like the key with the crown necklace

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  29. I follow After nine to five via gfc

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  30. I follow After nine to five on bloglovin

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  31. I follow Wattlebird via gfc

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  32. I follow Wattlebird via bloglovin

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  33. I follow Ashley on twitter

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  34. I follow you on twitter

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  35. I like the blue feather headband! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  36. The Love Bird and Nest Necklace is so fun and unique!

    bussis DOT krista AT gmail DOT com

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  37. New Follower via GFC!

    bussis DOT krista AT gmail DOT com

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  38. I love the brass heart necklace.
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  39. Follow afterninetofive on Twitter (@erikareading)
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  40. Follow annieHP on Twitter (@erikareading)
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  41. I really love the Flower Necklace, the Brass Tone Owl Necklace and the Turquoise Circle Seashell Necklace!
    Great items!!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I follow Wattlebird on GFC as Mary Lee!

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  43. I follow Wattlebird on Bloglovin as Mary Lee!

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  44. I follow After Nine To Five on GFC as Mary Lee!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MaryLeeByTheSea/status/71416953989902336

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I love the Brass Monkey Necklace

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  47. i like the Capture The Moment Necklace
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  48. gfc follower
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  49. following After Nine to Five via gfc
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  50. @gustosagiveaway following @afterninetofive on twitter
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  51. @gustosagiveaway following @anniehp on twitter
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  52. tweet
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  53. blog post
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  54. I love the little silver owl necklace and the brown owl necklace! And the bird book!

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  55. I'm following your blog!

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  56. I'm following you on Twitter!

    @ElfRenee

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  57. I'm following Ashley on Twitter!

    @ElfRenee

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. Congratulations to the newlyweds! How romantic to get married in Jamaica!

    I like the gift tags, Not Just Cake is so colorful! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  59. #1 I follow with gfc, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  60. #2 I follow with gfc, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  61. my fave: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67039356/one-love-heart-with-wings-necklace

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  62. followed After Nine to Five via GFC, name is Jel

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  63. followed After Nine to Five via bloglovin, name is when three is a crowd

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  64. followed wattlebird via GFC, name is Jel

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  65. followed wattlebird on bloglovin as when three is a crowd

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  66. followed @afterninetofive on twitter as @mynameisjel

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  67. followed @AnnieHP on twitter as @mynameisjel

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  68. 1st tweet: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/71449768341159937

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  69. 2nd tweet: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/71449820535078912

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  70. Pirate's Life Necklace is my favorite!!! I'm in love with Pirate's items :P

    ckaylie777 at hotmail dot com

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  71. Follow After Nine to Five via GFC
    under Tran Nguyen

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  72. Follow you via GFC
    under Tran Nguyen

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  73. Follow After Nine to Five via bloglovin'
    under teeny-weeny

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  74. Follow you via bloglovin'
    under teeny-weeny

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  75. Follow Ashley on Twitter under ckaylie777

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  76. Follow you on Twitter under ckaylie777

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  77. http://twitter.com/#!/ckaylie777/status/71456028876738560

    i tweeted

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  78. http://tranntb08.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-great-day-with-bunch-of-giveaways.html

    I blogged

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  79. I like the It's a Hoot necklace!

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  80. I love the Anchors Aweigh Necklace.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  81. Follow After Nine to Five via GFC

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  82. Follow Wattlebird via GFC

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  83. Follow Ashley (@afterninetofive) on Twitter @aikchien

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  84. Follow (@anniehp) on Twitter @aikchien

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  85. Tweet about this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/71488367757496320

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  86. I love the Beach Bum Necklace!

    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  87. I Follow your blog via gfc!

    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  88. I follow Ashley on twitter
    @liveit2

    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  89. I follow you on twitter
    @liveit2

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  90. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Liveit2/status/71497798725550080

    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  91. My favorite item is Brass Owl With Hearts Bracelet

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  92. Follow After Nine to Five via GFC (Goga)

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  93. Follow Wattlebird via GFC (Goga)

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  94. Follow Ashley (@afterninetofive) on Twitter as @Kaziutka

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  95. Follow you (@anniehp) on Twitter as @Kaziutka

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  96. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/71512844407029760

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  97. I love the Flower Necklace
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  98. GFC blog follower- mframe00
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  99. I follow you on twitter- @mframe00
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  100. I Follow Ashley on twitter- @mframe00
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  101. LOVE: Anchors Aweigh Necklace!
    thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  102. blog follower! thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  103. i really like the brown owl circle necklace

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  104. My favourite item from After Nine to Five is the Anchors Aweigh Necklace.
    Thanks!
    martaplayita [at] gmail dot com
    http://www.englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

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  105. I follow your blog via GFC. Thanks! Marta martaplayita at gmail dot com

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  106. i follow nine to five on gfc (1)

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  107. i follow nine to five on gfc (2)

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  108. The Globe necklace is definitely my favorite!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  109. following you via GFC

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  110. following you via Bloglovin'

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  111. following After Nine to Five via GFC

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  112. following After Nine to Five via Bloglovin'

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  113. following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  114. following Ashley on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  115. I like the Brass Owl With Hearts Bracelet.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  116. My favorite is Anchors Aweigh Necklace :)

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  117. I've followed After Nine to Five via GFC.. :)

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  118. I've followed After Nine to Five via bloglovin

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  119. I've followed Wattlebird via GFC

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  120. Following Wattlebird via bloglovin

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  121. I'm following @afterninetofive and @anniehp on twitter.
    My twitter : @ShantiPranadi

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  122. My tweet :
    http://twitter.com/#!/ShantiPranadi/status/71592328325898240

    shanti280387@yahoo.com

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  123. My favorite item is the Picture This necklace. I also love the Swarovski Octopus Necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Casey, galaxyboogie at gmail dot com

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  124. Following After Nine to Five via GFC.

    Casey, galaxyboogie at gmail dot com

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  125. Also following wattlebird via GFC.

    Casey, galaxyboogie at gmail dot com

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  126. I love the Blue Feather Headband!

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  127. I follow @afterninetofive on Twitter!

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  128. I follow @anniehp on Twitter!

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  129. all the necklaces are so pretty, but i loved the capture the moment necklace the most
    diarygirl at live dot com

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  130. love Love Birds and Nest Necklace

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  131. gfc follower

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  132. follow your twitter under stopdropandread

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  133. follow ashley's twitter under stopdropandread

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  134. http://twitter.com/#!/StopDropandRead/status/71654949691469824

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  135. I love the It's A Hoot necklace!
    myheehaw at hotmail dot com

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  136. my fav item is the squirrel pendant necklace

    thanks

    kscratch82 at gmail dot com

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  137. i am now a follower of After Nine to Five via GFC

    thanks
    kscratch82 at gmail dot com

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  138. i am a twitter follower of Ashley (@afterninetofive) under kristenscratch on twitter

    kscratch82 at gmail dot com

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  139. i am following @anniehp on twitter as kristenscratcj

    kscratch82 at gmail dot com

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  140. Love the octopus necklace!

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  141. I follow via GFC Space Traveller and I like the Brass Monkey necklace the most!!:)

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  142. I LOVE THE camera necklace. IT IS AWESOME! I am now following both blog and bloglovin' and twitter. I would be thrilled if I WIN THIS! :D

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  143. I love the Picture This Necklace!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  144. I follow afterninetofive on twitter, @slowclublover.
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  145. I follow AnnieHP on twitter, @slowclublover.
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  146. My favorite item is the Swarovski Octopus Necklace

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  147. I Follow After Nine to Five via GFC - Cynthia Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  148. I Follow Wattlebird via GFC - Cynthia Richardson

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  149. I Follow After Nine to Five via Bloglovin'

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  150. I Follow Ashley on twitter @hofken

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  151. I follow you on twitter @hofken

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  152. Tweeted giveaway
    http://mobile.twitter.com/hofken/status/71787958587502593

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  153. My favorite is the Framed Sea Shell Necklace.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  154. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/71820437780303872
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  155. I adore this lil monkey pendant http://www.etsy.com/listing/70056450/brass-monkey-necklace !

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  156. New blog follower on GFC!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  157. If I win, I'll have a really hard time choosing what I want to get - I'm in love with almost everything! But I think the Brown Owl Circle Necklace is the most beautiful. And so is the Turquoise Circle With Seashell Necklace ;)

    isztarv at o2 dot pl

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  158. I now follow Wattlebird via GFC!

    isztarv at o2 dot pl

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  159. My favorite item at After Nine to Five on Etsy is the Small Squirrel Necklace.
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  160. I follow After Nine to Five via GFC.
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  161. I follow After Nine to Five through GFC.
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  162. I follow Ashley (@afterninetofive)on Twitter.
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  163. I follow anniehp on Twitter.
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  164. I love the Anchors Aweigh Necklace
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  165. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Ludmilochka/status/71982064299290624
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  166. i love the skatin around town necklace!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons
    stefaniekuncman@aol.com

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  167. I love the picture this necklace, very cool! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  168. i love the hummingbird necklace
    annae07@aol.com

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  169. gfc-annae07 after 9 to 5

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  170. gfc-annae07 after 9 to 5
    #2
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  171. gfc-annae07 wattlebird
    #1
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  172. gfc-annae07 wattlebird
    #2
    annae07@aol.com

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  173. I love the Key With Crown Necklace! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  174. Following After Nine to Five with Google Friend Connect
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  175. Following you both on twitter as mrsmchappell
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  176. 2. Following you both on twitter as mrsmchappell
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  177. http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/statuses/72152220233236480

    Tweet
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  178. the flower necklace is my favorite jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  179. if ollow this blog via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  180. i followafter nine to five via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  181. i follow ashley on twitter jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  182. i follow u on twitter jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  183. out of all the items I have to choose the golden heart w/the X necklace!

    sunlite705(at)(aol)

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  184. following After Nine to Five with both Google connect and Bloglovin

    sunlite705(at)(aol)

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  185. following Wattlebird w/Google Connect and Bloglovin!

    sunlite705(at)(aol)

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  186. following both of you on twitter!

    sunlite705(at)(aol)

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  187. The It's a Hoot Necklace is adorable.
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  188. My favorite item is the Be Free Guitar Necklace.

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