5.23.2011

Our Beach Home Tour for Remodelaholic



To be honest,  I'm not crazy about my blog name.
When I asked my sister (who is a successful marketing exec)
 "what would be a good name for my blog?"
She said "well, your style is classic yet casual." 
Sister, Ginger, Gus, Mom
So, it's her fault.  True, I only gave her about five minutes of brainstorming time
before I decided to run with it.

Anyway, I always get inspiration from Remodelaholic.
Please pop on over
HERE for a little tour of our remodeled home.  


Yesterday, was my husband's birthday.
 In honor of his birthday, and to thank you for reading, 
I am giving away six sea urchin glass vases like these below.  
Please become a follower and leave a message with your email if it is 
not on your profile at the bottom of this post.
Drawing on June 15 for US and Canadian Residents.
Best Wishes, 
Mary Ann

Participating in Time Travel ThursdayWow Us Wednesday,
Creative Bloggers Party and Tabletop Tuesday

PS.  Thanks so much Remodelaholic for featuring us.



115 comments:

  1. I am a follower and so enjoy your wonderful blog. The sea urchin vases are so fabulous.

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  2. Love your home! I know what you mean about the name! I love your title but I had to come up with a name quick to start the blog!

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  3. I love love love hydrangeas!! That's a beautiful tablescape, too. :)

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  4. Your table setting is gorgeous! I would love a chance to win!

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  5. Congrats on the feature! So exciting!

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  6. Oh my, those are beautiful! I'm your newest follower! Your home is absolutely stunning... nice work!!

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  7. Dear Mary Ann,

    I'm a friend-follower of your beautiful blog.

    Thank you for providing this opportunity to
    your readers.

    Everything looks lovely.

    I would love to win the vases.

    Best,

    Coastal Blue Ocean

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  8. Awww...wrong country :-( They are beautiful vases especially with those flowers. I like your blog name, nothing wrong with it at all :-) Love from London xo

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  9. LOVE IT! You actually gutted and started over here. Gorgeous, mary Ann!
    Great giveaway. Put my name in the hat!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  10. I like your blog name & I love your blog. And, I would love to win since my birthday is June 15th. Heading over to Remodelaholic! Happy Monday!

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  11. Once again I am loving your tablescape, Mary Ann! The seaglass in the lanterns is so pretty,and the hydrangeas - gorgeous! Congrats on your feature at Remodelaholic. And I concur with Karen about your blog name - simple and perfect. But I know what you mean - I want to rename my blog too! Those vases are so cute - thank you for the chance :)

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  12. I love your blog name, but I do understand how you feel. I don't always love the name of mine either. I think we all at some point want to change things up. What a lovely giveaway! You know I follow. xo

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  13. Love the sea urchin vases with their variations on a theme! So perfect with the hydrangia blooms of different shades... You might consider adding your name in your profile so that when you leave a comment or your blog pops up for a follower it will say for example, "Mary Ann - Classic Casual Home" It does not have to be the same as your blog name... Just an idea.

    Oh, and I have some shoes on my blog today for Alie to see (French girl).

    Bises,
    Genie

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  14. How nice that they featured your beautiful house ... you did such a wonderful job with it and I can look at it again and again. I like your blog name but completely understand. I put my blog together quickly and someday when I have the time would love to change things up too. The sea urchin vases are beautiful - what a lovely give-a-way! Happy Monday Mary Ann ;)

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  15. I think the name of your blog is great, I have been following for a while:>) Happy birthday to your husband and thanks for a great give-away!

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  16. i totally understand about blog names! i have been kinda bored with mine lately...I think it's because I like to change things on an hourly basis!! :) i'm actually in search for a new name as well!! i'm stumped tho! love the vases & thanks for the chance!! xoxo's Nancy

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  17. Mary Ann I love your blog name and I agree it fits your style perfectly!!! What a wonderful giveaway, I am already a follower and I am so glad that I found your blog, love it here!!! Kathysue
    PS I just posted my summer family room look, come by when you have a chance!! KS

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  18. * I L*I*K*E your blog's name (!)... it's what ATTRACTED ME to read it in the FIRST PLACE!!! (So, seeeeee? "I" think you did better than YOU think, m' friend!)...

    Tablesettings are "my chocolate" (COOKING is N*O*T, tho!)... and, I soooo enjoy an elegantly rustic (or rustically elegant) look for OUR TABLES... and I believe MEN are comfy that way, too!!!

    Warmest wishes & thanks for doing what you do!
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

    DEEEELIGHTFUL BLOG today, as usual!

    Thanks for taking the time to do it all, & for sharing

    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  19. I follow and LOVE your blog:) my giveaway ends this Wednesday at noon , good luck!!!

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  20. How exciting, Mary Ann. Can hardly wait to get over to remodelaholic to check it out!!

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  21. Congrats on the feature! I'm a follower and I would LOVE to win those gorgeous vases. Great drawing!
    abby

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  22. I just tried to leave a comment at Remodelaholic, but it kept coming up error, so I had to come back and let you know that it is all stunning!! Absolutely amazing work. You know I've followed along and seen much of this as it went along, but seeing it all together was terrific. You must be thrilled!!

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  23. Congratulations on your feature! Everything is so pretty and I love your pretty home!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. I'm a follower and love your home and the vases are so beautiful!

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  25. I love hydrangeas, I took the "scenic" route at lunch today to check out the hydrangeas at the historic homes in town. Love your remodel, beautiful home!

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  26. Just found your blog ...love it ...love your home ...and ahhh hydrangeas ...love! bggianakos@yahoo.com

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  27. Mary Ann, I like the name of your blog- thank your sister! :-)
    Love those sweet vases and would love to win them in your give-away. I enjoy following you.
    ~ Sue

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  28. What a beautiful giveaway Maryann! Love it..and would so love to win those, and would put them to very good use all summer long. Am a very loyal follower already. I personally love your name because I think it fits your style so well and like the clean uncluttered elegant feel and look to your blog..you know how it goes...why change a good thing? You have a GREAT thing going here..and I always enjoy coming here to pay you a visit!

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  29. Such gorgeous vases! I'm in! (Lovely table setting, too.) Already a follower!

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  30. The name of your blog is perfect to me. I figured you spent a lot of time thinking that up! Some things are just meant to be.
    Lovely vases!

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  31. Mary Ann...of course I am a follower and of course I LOVE those cases! AND...for what it is worth...I like the name of your blog!

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  32. Lucky me to find your blog! I love how you write and your photos are so pro. Now you treat us to a drawing for glass sea urchin bowls....life in front of the computer is cool!

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  33. I think your table is beautiful and your blog name is great!

    Women like change and we tend to doubt ourselves because we are so full of new ideas all the time! I guess we need to accept ourselves, not be so self critical and enjoy our creativity!

    Love reading your blog!

    stylishserendipity.blogspot.com

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  34. I would love to be considered for this giveaway! Thanks for doing this- the vases are gorgeous! You know I'm a follower! :) I'm off to check out your feature! And happy birthday to your husband. :)

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  35. I dont know what to say. this is definitely one of the better sites Ive read. Youre so insightful, have so much real stuff to bring to the table. I hope that more people read this and get what I got from it. Great job and great blog. I cant wait to read more, keep em comin!

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  36. Your home feature was amazing!
    I love the shots you used.
    You should be extremely House Proud.
    Next stop... The Nate Show!!!
    xo

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  37. I enjoyed your blog so much, that I have gone back and read every single post since day 1. :)

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  38. I love the name of your blog...it's perfect and so is your home and your table setting...and how much would I love to win those sea urchin vases!!

    xo annie

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  39. The urchin vases are so adorable!! And the table is just gorgeous. I love the combination of fresh blues and greens. Sea glass is of course perfect for that! Thanks for the chance to win!!! And happy birthday to your husband!

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  40. Hi Mary Ann~ Such cute little vases. And I love the name of your blog. It fits. :)
    Best~
    Karen

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  41. I just went to Remodelholic and saw your home. How Beautiful! You all did an amazing transformation. I just loved it. Well done!
    Karen

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  42. The photos are just gorgeous! Those colors are the same ones I have in my kitchen....they are some of my favorites! Thanks so much for commenting on my chicken wire art!


    Kelly

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  43. I'm a happy follower! Classic and casual is a perfect name for your blog and a perfect description of your lovely home.

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  44. I am so glad that I was introduced to your blog! Your photos are gorgeous...Classic, Casual is my motto...
    Love the vases. They are perfect for my home, too. Jane (artfully graced)

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  45. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I have just become a follower and I would love to have these urchins for summer entertaining. Best, Kate

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  46. Love your decor style.
    nicole@beaded.co.za

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  47. Those are lovely flowers in equally lovely vases. IMHO your blog name is okay, not too flashy a name but hey your posts are great.

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  48. I think your blog name is lovely:)
    I love those sweet litte vases! So very cute!!

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  49. Your blog name is Fabulous!!! Your table setting is very inviting, not sure if I would of let anyone sit and eat :) if I don't win those wonderful vases, where would I be able to purchase them?

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  50. Hi Mary Ann~
    Found you through remodeholic and have added you to my list of faves. Love the blog and the name!

    Johanne485@ hotmail.com

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  51. Happy birthday to your husband. I'll be sure to announce your giveaway on my Facebook page, the vases are perfect for a summer dinner party.

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  52. Hi Mary Ann...visiting from A Stroll Thru Life. What a wonderful giveaway and thanks for the opportunity to enter. I like the name of your blog and think that your sister had a good idea. I've joined as a follower and would love it you'd be able to come by and visit with me when you have the chance and if you'd like to join as a follower as well....well, that would make my day. Have a great Tuesday!

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  53. Congrats on the Remodelaholic feature! I love all the before and afters of your rooms. Such dramatic changes! I loved seeing more of your gorgeous home. I love the colors you used in your tablescape! So pretty! And those sea urchin vases are such a fun shape - Great Giveaway! Thanks for hosting it.

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  54. Thanks for the opportunity to win such pretty vases! You have great decorating style and I love perusing your blog. Congrats on the Remodelaholic feature!!

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  55. I am a follower of your lovely Clssic & Casual Home blog.. AND I visited your REMODELAHOLIC blog ...which I am sending to my son who is renovating his 1953 San Fran home.. lots of great ideas you have!
    Thank you for providing this opportunity to
    your readers... love the mini-vases!

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  56. Mary Ann,

    Love your blog name. You do live up to it beautifully. I paid a visit to Remodelaholic and enjoyed it too. Great photo of Mom, Sister, Ginger and Gus and the wrought iron heart with curls in between them...how neat is that...very.

    Bette

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  57. Great, fresh and doable ideas from your blog thanks so much for putting up your inspiring ideas. The urchin vases are so fun! Mary from vonhannen@aol.com

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  58. First of all, Happy Birthday to your hubby and thank you for offering the pretty vases! Please enter me in the giveaway as I am a very faithful follower. I love your home! It is bright with white but also colors! Perfect. I think blog names are hard--I spent a long time waiting to blog because I didn't know what to call my blog. Now I understand you are supposed to choose something that will reflect what you are posting, so your name really fits! Classic and casual, a perfect way to decorate, I think. Linda

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  59. How lovely. I love the pretty bouquets also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  60. You have a beautiful home! Thanks for offering the give away. ash1103@hotmail.com

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  61. Wow! What a beautiful table setting! Perfection! I love your blog .. and your blog name!! gopg8r@me.com

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  62. Sounds awesome. Love your blog. These sea urchin vases are beautiful!!

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  63. Just got back from checking out your tour, and I must say I love you home! All of it is gorgeous, but your kitchen - swoon!
    xo

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  64. I like the name of your blog! I also love the vases (as does everybody else from the number of comments)!! The main reason I like your blog is b/c of your posts, so focus on that rather than your name!!! M.

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  65. Your style IS Classic AND Casual! Your brilliant sister in marketing is on a ROLL! Love the vases, too...

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  66. I loved the tour! As for the name, I love it. My hubby is a marketing guy and he doesn't like my blog name. Hey, I started a blog on a whim without much thought into the name, who knew I would still be blogging with fantastic followers! I think the name stays:)

    Hugs:)

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  67. Morning girl...love the hydrangea! Thoses little vases are just too cute...thanks so much for coming by..it let me find my way over here..gotta go look at the other blog and see your home...have a great day...Picket

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  68. I love your blog name! I also love your style. I live on the east coast and struggle with the balance of having a house at the beach that isn't a "beach house." Thanks for sharing all your ideas!
    I think the urchins are just the right about of nautical- - so beautiful and delicate.
    Ava, Wrightsville Beach, NC
    Ava.whalen@hotmail.com

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  69. I am a follower now and would love a chance to win! I love your blog and your home!

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  70. I have been a follower for quite some time. Your blog name is just perfect for your style...casually elegant! Your kitchen is one of my favorites. Love those urchin vases. I can just see them on my dining room table.

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  71. Gorgeous!
    I struggled with naming blog too.
    I ended up going with a nickname given to me by cousins growing up.

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  72. I'm just finding your awesome blog and had every intention of being a follower. This is just an added bonus!

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  73. Happy "belated" Birthday to your hubby! And I have to say, I like the name of your blog. Now I get to visit Remodelaholic and see if the name does indeed fit your decorating style. ;)

    Thanks for joining the party!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  74. Well done. Classic casual is also my style. Tasteful, understated, not migraine-inducing mixed patterns or violent colors. Thank you for the restful elegance.

    I would love to see flower-filled urchin vases on the soft green runner covering my sideboard.

    Cathy
    camarler@yahoo.com

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  75. I really enjoy reading your blog, I get much inspiration from it. My dream is to have a beach house someday, an urchin vase would be a perfect start!

    Amanda
    pamandisue@yahoo.com

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  76. I would love these lovely sea urchin vases. I am a military wife with a husband who is deployed. I would love to put some beautiful Hydrangeas in these to welcome him home. I love your blog and thank you for sharing your lovely ideas.
    Janelle

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  77. Wow.. I am new to your blog and L.O.V.E. it. Your sytle and decor are beautiful!! Thanks for a chance to win these adorable sea urchin vases!! Michelle
    lattemichelle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. Wow! I went over to Remodelaholic and your remodel job is fabulous. Everything looks so beautiful!

    I love Long Beach Flea Market too - bet we walked right past each other. Come and see us at the Rose Bowl I'd love to meet you - W5.

    Great blog too -

    Marsha

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  79. I've been needing cute little vases! Please sign me up for the contest - love the blog.

    Emily
    ejsimons at gmail dot com

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  80. Fallen in love with your blog, so beautiful! Keep it up :)

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  81. am I too late?
    hand waving in the air ...
    I never win anything, well maybe twice in five years of blogging ...

    hey girl, I am soooo honored by your visits.

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  82. pssst ... I love your blog name

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  83. Congrats for the feature! You surely deserve it. Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Happily following you as well.

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  84. Hello,

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful giveaway! Your table setting is stunning. Love the blue glasses.
    Have a great weekend!
    Claudia

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  85. Your blog is wonderful! Have a gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

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  86. I am new to your blog and a new follower! I love those vases. Thank you so much for having this giveaway! Stop by my blog sometime for a visit! Have a great weekend!

    cmcdermitt1 at carolina dot rr dot com

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  87. Love the vases filled with hydrangea! And your blog name is a keeper!

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  88. Donna HollingsworthMay 27, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    I'm a follower and love your blog! You have inspired me to make some changes in my home decor. I love the urchin vases, they are adorable!

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  89. I love your blog, your blog's name and these adorable vases! Was so excited to see your beautiful house on Remodelaholic :)

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  90. Oh, I would so love to have these! I decorate with pretty things from the sea! The follower box is not up right now and I'm not sure if I'm a follower yet...I'll check again later! Thanks! ♥

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  91. I love these vases, My dining room table is in need of a makeover, these would be perfect.

    Cindy Miller
    Bliss Designs
    CMiller@BlissWindowDesigns.com

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  92. I love those vases!! thanks so much for the giveaway :)

    beachcovejewelry @ gmail dot com

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  93. I just found you through Completely Coastal....so happy I did. Those vases are incredible! Would love to have one or more. Look forward to following you.

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  94. I am a follower here! I get great inspiration from you. I love the vases and the hydrangeas in them :)

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  95. I'm a new follower now! Thanks! ♥

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  96. Hi Mary Ann, I just love the little vases. I have been trying to add a little coastal flair to our home and these would be perfect. Of course I follow you...I wouldn't want to miss a thing.
    xo,
    Sherry
    PS: Congrats on the well deserved feature.

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  97. I am a follower of your wonderful blog. Love the vases. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  98. Love your giveaway. I subscribed by e-mail to your blog - can't get into the follower part for some reason. So much inspiration here - am just adding beachy touches to my house and loving it. Gia2366@gmail.com

    Can’t seem to leave a comment either. Just new to blogging so I don’t quite know what I am doing. Anyway, still will read your blog – loving it all.

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  99. My tiny NYC apartment is minimal, I now also have a large empty place upstate and I need stuff, beautiful stuff.
    Nice blog, of course I will follow.
    David
    Davidstudio1@aol.com

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  100. I love the vases - perfect for a displaced So Cal girl like me! I try so hard every summer to add a little "beach" to our Utah home! I love your blog name, I think it fits you well, but I know what you mean, I feel the same way about mine at times too!
    morethanthemulberries @ gmail dot com

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  101. love the vases! corytier@gmail.com

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  102. Love 'em! pix4habitat@gmail.com

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  103. I really like your blog name, but I understand about not thinking about it too much. I did the same thing. My email name was blessedmom, so I just went with it. I've thought of so many other names since I started my blog, but I haven't changed it yet :-)
    I'm a follower too!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  104. Happy birthday to your husband and thank you for a chance to win these gorgeous goodies! I just found your blog, became a follower and am so happy to have a chance at these. Never saw anything like them! lynettesmail@bellsouth.net

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  105. Perfect for all the new flowers I'm growing and trying to bring into the house! ash1103@hotmail.com

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  106. I am a follower... and I love your blog name...

    debbebennett at yahoo dot com

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  107. Of course, I'm a follower...and I'd love the opportunity to win the lovely vases. :-)

    Tina B
    tinab158 at hotmail dot com

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  109. your blog is full of beautiful design ideas!
    (IMHO) The name is perfect since it is classic & not stuffy!
    I received an urchin vase with a pretty petite
    arrangement last year for my birthday! It would
    be so cool to win something.... so close to my
    birthday, this year!!!

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  110. oops my email: mardileonard@gmail.com

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  111. I posted on 5-25 for the lovely sea urchin giveaway. I tried to go back in to leave my email address, but I could not. Si I thought I would email it to you.
    Thanks,
    Janelle
    Siskohana95@gmail.com

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  114. Maryann, your home is beautiful. Love seeing the transformation of the before and after pictures.

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