Friday, October 1, 2010

Want to advertise on Sometimes Sweet? ...and a GIVEAWAY too!

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Okay, I've decided to try this out for the month of November, which is great for potential sponsors because that is the month Henry will be born, with a high predicted traffic rate! To kick things off, I will be giving away one ad spot for free, which I'll discuss at the bottom of this post.

Here's how ad space on my blog will work:

I currently average 3,176 views a day (as of this very moment) with a little over 22,200 views per week (multiply that to get my monthly average of 88,800 per month)...and this number is consistently growing. If you're curious about my total stats break down, email me at sometimessweetblog@gmail.com for that information. What's neat and different about my blog is that I'm not a crafter, I'm not selling or promoting anything- it's truly just a personal blog with many different facets to it that people seem to find interesting, so it can appeal to all sorts of people from various walks of life.

I'm going to be doing this on a month to month basis, and based on my traffic these starting/initial rates are a smoking deal! Here's how it will be broken down:

Large ad - $30 a month (this 1st month/promo rate is a cheaper price than the regular rate that will begin in December)



includes:
  • prime ad space on the top left hand sidebar of Sometimes Sweet (rotating who is on top)
  • a spot in my monthly "large ad" sponsor highlight/informational post
  • includes one giveaway in my monthly large ad spot giveaway post with multiple winners

Small ad - $15 a month (this 1st month/promo rate is a cheaper price than the regular rate that will begin in December)



  • includes: ad space under the large ads, on the left hand sidebar of Sometimes Sweet
  • a spot in my monthly "small ad" sponsor highlight/informational post
And who might want to advertise here? Anyone! Blogs who want to expand their readership, Etsy shops, small businesses, baby related sites/goods/shops, and anything else you could think of! The list goes on...

I'm REALLY excited about this because I think it's going to be so neat to be able to promote other blogs and small businesses. I went back and forth with this decision for a few months, and finally decided to go for it because really, why not? I know this blog will never, ever turn into some crazy sponsor fueled ad space, so as long as I keep Sometimes Sweet true to me I see no harm in moving forward with this.

So, with all of my excitement I am going to offer one LARGE ad spot for free this month. A handful of my blogger friends have done this when they started ads and I loved the idea, so I hope you do too! :)

All you have to do is leave a comment with your name and email address! I will be choosing the winner in one week, on Friday, October 8th. At that time I will be opening up the ad spots at a first come, first serve basis via paypal, with a minimal amount of spaces being filled for this first month.

Don't forget to leave your name and email in the comments to enter to win!

xoxo

155 comments:

  1. Katelyn Demidow
    katelyndemidowphotography@yahoo.com

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  2. So great! Susannah Bean

    susannahbean@gmail.com

    xoxo,
    susannahbean

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  3. Lynn Karamanian

    littlelynn@gmail.com

    :)

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  4. I love your reasoning for why you decided to have sponsors. I'm so glad! Even if I don't win the free ad spot I will probably still purchase an ad spot anyway :)

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  5. Domenica

    DomenicaL.Antonucci@gmail.com

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  6. Christine Kennedy
    CKscribbles@gmail.com

    your so sweet <3

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  7. Tiffany
    nyngaandthebear@gmail.com

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  8. Maggie May

    beezus74@hotmail.com

    :)

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  9. Dawn Trest

    dawntrest@gmail.com


    I would love to win this! :)

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  10. Neato.

    Heather
    heatherbpfeiffer@yahoo.com

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  11. You're so sweet for giving away an ad space for free!

    <33 Chelseabird

    creativechelsea@yahoo.com

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  12. I'm VERY interested in doing an ad on your site! I run a small art business selling quirky pen and ink prints of fairy tale-inspired images. You're welcome to take a look at my shop at http://www.studiomme.etsy.com. I tried to find a way to contact you directly but couldn't. You can email me at studiomme@gmail.com if you're all right with my shop being advertised on your blog. Thank you so much!

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  13. Good idea :) I think this is a great transition for this point in your blog-life!

    stephanie
    smazzella.uc@gmail.com

    http://femmenamala.blogspot.com

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  14. Awesome!
    Larissa Goodwin
    larry_72@hotmail.com

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  15. Anonymous I think YOU'RE lame! But I hope you find happiness soon, and find a better use of your time than anonymously leaving annoying comments on blogs. <3

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  16. Great idea for a giveaway. I've set myself a deadline of Nov. 1st to open my etsy store, so I'll think about buying a spot anyway!

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  17. Oops, forgot my email. agiraffeinascarf@gmail.com

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  18. Jamie U.
    atthisvolumeee@gmail.com

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  19. we love it! fantastic idea girl!
    funkoffbrand@gmail.com

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  20. awesome opportunity!

    thank you, too!


    Http://katieebeee.blogspot.com

    katie.butkus@gmail.com
    Katie Butkus

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  21. This is a nice idea :)

    Eva

    eva.szaw@gmail.com

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  22. Glad you finally decided to do it! I'm sure it will work out great for you!! Lol at the anon reply!!

    Jazmyn Huyghue

    jazmynhuyghue@gmail.com

    Little Sugar Monster

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  23. I never tried to advertise, so this would be great.

    Fee-Jasmin

    fee-jasmin at gmx.de

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  24. How truly sweet of you, lol. =)

    Alby

    chiquitabonitaa@gmail.com

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  25. leigh

    teaandluv.wordpress.com

    kleighmorris@gmail.com

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  26. this is good news!
    Paige Maitland
    lightnest.sewn@gmail.com

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  27. Great idea Danielle.

    Sara Jones
    sara.joneshome@gmaiil.com
    sarajoneshome.blogspot.com
    joneshome.etsy.com

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  28. I absolutely love your blog and am excited to see you do this! I hope it work really really well for you! :)

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  29. Ooh! Super cool idea for a giveaway!
    Chelsea
    reddirtrevival@gmail.com

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  30. Kelly Benzin

    kmbenzin[at]gmail[dot]com

    This is so generous!
    <3

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  31. Stacie Jameson
    rockentot@yahoo.com

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  32. What a wonderful idea!
    <3Felicia
    quefelicia@gmail.com
    feliciawindowshops.blogspot.com

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  33. Leigh Pennebaker
    leigh (at) leighpennebaker (dot) com

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  34. exciting! Eden
    edenmarie44@yahoo.com

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  35. Hey, I came across your blog after seeing your link on several other people's blogs, and thought... this girl is pretty popular, maybe I should check her out. :) Anyway, now I can see why... your blog is adorable and you are super cute! I've been writing at the Olive Tree Community for awhile now and just started a new blog this past weeks with a focus on relationships, called the Wiferson handbook. Would love for you to stop by and say hi sometime. Blessings, Erin

    theolivetree7@hotmail.com

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  36. holy exciting!
    xo cait

    caitshizzle@gmail.com

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  37. Aww this is really sweet of you! Great idea :D

    Lizzy Docea

    iluvgreenaliens@yahoo.com

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  38. nicole coffin
    ncoffin1981@gmail.com
    *i can't wait to see baby henry...i just know he will be so handsome!

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  39. Yay.I'm glad you've decided to do it! xo
    merrymayhandmade@gmail.com

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  40. This is fabulous :)

    Malori

    sundaymorningsugar@yahoo.com

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  41. cristin!

    cristinanne@gmail.com

    xx

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  42. Mandi

    dreamsanddrifters@gmail.com

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  43. Aww I'm so excited you're offering sponsor positions now! Id definitely be interested regardless of winning your giveaway or not as well :)

    Vanessa
    Hi@Vannyyy.me

    <3

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  44. Great Idea!!

    Meghan Perry
    marpleperrydesigns@gmail.com

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  45. I'd love for my etsy shop to advertise here!

    Christine

    futurelint(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. hi friend!
    I would love to sponsor you. I'd love to do a large ad. And I will happily pay, don't worry about entering me in the giveaway! hugs...
    have fun today at the shower.
    xoxox

    just let me know.

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  47. Angel Szafranko

    angelszafranko@hotmail.com

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  48. how fun!

    brandilyn

    hello.brandilyn@gmail.com

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  49. This is a great idea Danielle!

    Katie Kukulka
    igobykatie@gmail.com

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  50. oh yes please! Emily

    emilybruchert1126@yahoo.com

    thanks for the opportunity! xo

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  51. funnn!
    jadie
    jadiesingleton@gmail.com

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  52. I love that you've decided to try this out! I'm excited to check out the blogs that you will be advertising.

    Ashley
    Miss.alldressedup@yahoo.com

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  53. Awesome! I love your blog :)

    Kendra Kantor
    kendrakantor@gmail.com

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  54. Hannah Ruth

    hannahruth8@gmail.com
    craftcult.blogspot.com

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  55. Janna Lynn Foland
    airbornejanna@yahoo.com

    I love this idea! I will most probably be purchasing a small add from you too, eventually! Thank you, Janna Lynn

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  56. Bruna de Castro

    brunacastrog@yahoo.com.br

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  57. That would be awesome! I love your blog, and would like some more traffic to my own :)

    Bethany Mingus
    bethanym@bigstring.com

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  58. Would love an ad spot on your beautiful blog!

    Hanan Webster
    nickandhanan at hotmail dot com

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  59. You are one popular blogger :)

    Venassa B.

    thebestdays@live.ca

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  60. rad!
    robyn s.
    lillimomma1@yahoo.com

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  61. Exciting! If I don't win and you're still doing advertising in the New Year I'll definitely book! (October/November/December is killing my bank account already...) Alice Jones, http://www.niceties.co.nz, alice@internetnz.net.nz

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  62. i'm a somewhat new follower but i love reading :-) good luck with your new sponsor spots!

    -barb
    barbarajane.vaccaro@gmail.com

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  63. It would be fun to get a few reader friends over at my blog :)

    neeliarose at gmail.com

    (sorry - didn't want a spambot to pick up my email address!)

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  64. fingers crossed!

    kimanh89@hotmail.com

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  65. Melissa Walker
    Suger Coat It

    sugercoatit@gmail.com

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  66. Eeeiii, excited.

    Fabulousterrah@gmail.com

    *fingers crossed*

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  67. I love this idea and you're right your ad prices are a STEAL!!!!

    Christa

    clovecg at gmail dot com

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  68. awesome!
    mariah hernandez

    mariah.yvonne.riah@gmail.com

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  69. yay!

    Rhiannon
    askrhiannon[at]gmail[dot]com

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  70. Would love to win, but I'll surely purchase a spot if not. :-)

    dondrea.brownlow[at]gmail[dot]com

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  71. I would love to win this, my blog is just starting out and I'm not selling anything either, just showcasing various craft and lifestyle posts.

    Lauren Stennett
    lauren.stennett@yahoo.ca

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  72. Yay!
    Beryl Lynn
    beryl.lynn@gmail.com

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  73. Ooh, so exciting!

    Becky

    loveeverydaylife at gmail dot com

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  74. Hey, great idea. Hope it's me!

    Amanda

    waitingonchrist@yahoo.com

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  75. ooh fingers crossed, and thanks for the opportunity!

    Amanda Pascavis
    an.pascavis@gmail.com

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  76. awesome!
    Mindy Coleman
    pippylouwho@gmail.com

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  77. So...sweet!

    Jaime
    jaime.barnett@gmail.com

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  78. Caitlin Pruitt
    pruitt_caitlin@yahoo.com
    dreadpiratedesign.etsy.com

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  79. How awesome!!

    lindseycrock@gmail.com
    almcrock.blogspot.com

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  80. this is so very sweet of you!

    -jessica

    jlkirsch(at)aol(dot)com

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  81. danielle burkleo
    takeheartblog@hotmail.com

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  82. Talia Christine

    taliavanderwel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  83. Awesome! I just started blogging again.

    Yesenia Velasquez
    ybv2425@gmail.com
    <3

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  84. What a great idea! xoxo

    Samantha Cabrera
    samantha.scphotography@gmail.com

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  85. Patrick Blow!
    vivabicicleta@gmail.com

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  86. This is RAD!

    heart,
    kortnee b.
    SewShoeMe@gmail.com

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  87. This is RAD!

    heart,
    kortnee b.
    SewShoeMe@gmail.com

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  88. Kristen Davolt
    kristen@ola-maes.com

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  89. yay!
    Onjoli Olguin
    rainydaystory@gmail.com

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  90. That is awesome news! And what a great giveaway. I'm hopefully going to be opening up my Etsy store in the middle of this month, so some exposure would be great!

    hollcrawford@gmail.com

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  91. Cute idea! :)

    thejennyconroy@hotmail.com

    Jenny :)

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  92. tiera [at] sideculture.com :)

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  93. Sherry Turley
    sturley87@gmail.com

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  94. This is a great idea! I am excited to get to this point one day, too! Yay!!

    smazzella.uc@gmail.com

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  95. Thank you so much for the chance!
    Stevie
    ne14whips6@yahoo.com

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  96. Crossing my fingers!

    Crystal
    windshielddiaries@gmail.com

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  97. Danielle
    fromthebriarpatch@gmail.com

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  98. Alaina Chauran

    talkelectric@yahoo.com

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  99. I totally want a spot on your adorable blog! I hope I win!
    xoxoxoxo

    Jaelynn
    ohjeezjaelynn@gmail.com

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  100. Oh I really hope I win! I've been wanting to advertise more for my shop. :) Great idea, Danielle.

    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jaco

    diamondinthedark-smacko.blogspot.com

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  101. Mandy
    shebreathesdeeply@gmail.com

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  102. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! i'd loooove to win!

    xoxo anna

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  103. so exciting that you're offering sponsorships... i would love to have one for my etsy shop!

    xo

    lovechelsealauren at gmail dot com

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  104. i'd love for a chance to win! thanks :)
    curiouspug@hotmail.com

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  105. Exciting!

    Carly Anne
    cpribyl8@gmail.com

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  106. Anissa Rae
    anissa@iadorestyle.com

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  107. a wonderful idea and best of luck!

    Kami Goertz
    noloozaz@hotmail.com

    cheers!

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  108. I'm getting ready to open my etsy next month, so this is perfect! Thanks for the chance :)

    wishyouwerethen at gmail dot com

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  109. I am excited for you to have ads. I have follwed buttons from here before and LOVED what I found. So yay.

    And oh gosh I hope I win! :oP

    http://sugercoatit.blogspot.com

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  110. Eek! Exciting!! I hope I win :)

    Mandy
    m_s_fisher@hotmail.com

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  111. Rachel beatty

    rachbeatty3@gmail.com

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  112. great giveaway!

    Polly Davies

    pixie_polly@hotmail.co.uk

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  113. yay!

    Vanessa

    thevelvetbird@gmail.com

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  114. awesome! i'd love the space for my new kids site. great idea!

    team.mandy@gmail.com

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  115. Lovee your blog, and I would be honored!

    Ashley Reynolds
    ashleykreynolds47@gmail.com

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  116. how fun is this??? :D

    xo,
    christen
    thekrumms@gmail.com

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  117. Im so excited for you! November is so close! My email is alilou510@gmail.com! Yay!
    Ali

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  118. Lindsay Széchenyi

    EileenJosephine at gmail dot com

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  119. Erin McCloskey

    erin@pearandpeacock.com

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  120. great idea :)
    mandicoulter@gmail.com

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  121. Nancy Whittington

    n.whittington@gmail.com

    x

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  122. chinamommy (Misschell)
    chinamommy_04@yahoo.com

    thanks for the opp!!

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  123. miss cee
    boysandgirlsstudio@gmail.com

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  124. Krystal :)

    felixandlilyinfo@gmail.com

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  125. Wise Living
    www.wiselivingblog.com
    tara@taramohr.com

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  126. I'd love to win the giveaway for the ad! I have a little knitting shop I run out of my blog. :)

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  127. Love your blog!

    Christy Grubbs
    christy.grubbs.cg@gmail.com

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  128. Ashley Morrison
    ashjmorrison@gmail.com

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  129. great idea! -becca (beccanicole05@gmail.com

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  130. Megan Glenn

    megan@lightgivesheat.org

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  131. Love your blog and I would love to advertise there.

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  132. exciting giveaway!!
    anna
    donelleohio@gmail.com

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  133. Johanna Inman

    Johannainman@gmail.com

    I've never thought of placing an ad, because like yours, my blog's a mish mash of thoughts, ramblings and everyday adventures ... I've always thought of advertising as correlating with peddling wares and such. BUT you've changed my mind! The crowd here at Sometimes Sweet is so friendly, and it would be so nice to bring some new energy to my corner of the internet. <3

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  134. oh coolness! i'd kick myself if I didn't enter (:

    ~erica
    erica1228@hotmail.com

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  135. i'm probably too late, but here's hoping i'm not!

    olivia mew
    olivia.mew@gmail.com

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  136. Whoot, whoot! Enter me in, please!

    ~ S.Violet

    Missviolet@pacbell.net

    http://quietviolet.typepad.com/

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  137. Erin

    frasere3@hotmail.com


    Love your blog! Great baby bump photos

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