Saturday, 19 December 2015

Christmas giveaway!



Hello! I hope you're all feeling festive and have been enjoying my Christmassy posts! In the spirit of Christmas I am hosting a Christmas giveaway! This is to say thank you for all the new people who've followed me and read my blog this year. It includes lots of things that you need to make or serve some of the festive drinks that I've been doing on here. Some of the items are gifted PR samples and others are things that I've got myself. If you've been reading my posts over the past few weeks you'll recognise some of the things from the posts.


There's two parts to the giveaway, an international part and a UK only part. The alcohol can only be posted to the UK, but the other items can be posted anywhere at all!


This giveaway will end on Tuesday night and will be posted on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 Special delivery which will mean the UK winner will get it on Christmas Eve, and the international winner will get their prize soon after, like a late Christmas present!!

Entering is so easy, you can:
  • Find me on twitter or instagram (I'm called vatkinary on both), find the giveaway photo that I have just posted, follow me and repost it.
  • Follow me on Bloglovin or Pinterest 
  • Google plus the blog
  • If you do all five, each will count as one entry so you can enter five times effectively 
  • Whichever you've done, comment here and tell me that you've done it, and tell me whether you're entering the international, giveaway or the UK one, then cross your fingers and wait!
A little bit about what's included:
  • BLOOM gin- one full sized 70cl bottle- this is just the most lovely gin, as you might guess from the name, it has an almost sweet taste due to the blend of honeysuckle, chamomile and pomelo. It comes in a beautiful tall green bottle and is delicious just with tonic, or with lemonade, especially the new no calorie/sugar rose lemonade I recently discovered in Asda!
  • Ophir gin- one full sized 70cl bottle I write about Ophir Gin in this Gin and tonic with a twist post. Another beautiful gin, this one has an almost spicy taste and is so so fragrant. The taste is so distinctive, you could even drink it alone- perhaps in the shot glasses below!
  • LSA Lulu liqueur glasses- I've talked before about how much I love mismatched glasses where each glass has it's own style. I love LSA glasses and they do quite a lot of sets like this. Perfect for serving after dinner drinks in, or for helping you to exercise portion control when drinking as they're like normal glasses, just tiny!
  • John Lewis champagne saucers- set of two. I fluctuate between preferring champagne flutes or saucers, but at the moment I am loving saucers, less so after a few drinks as they become more difficult to balance and contain your drinks in... (learnt that lesson the hard way!) These glasses are so elegant and are perfect for serving champagne/ cava/ prosecco in as well as cocktails. 
  • Sagarform Sparq round bottom whiskey glasses. these are the perfect gift for a whiskey lover. They have an unstable base which means that they rock when you put them down, they seem unstable but they are perfectly balance and will make a fun talking point as well as aerating your whiskey! They're also a nice big size so you can have a lovely generous serving of whiskey, and come in a lovely box so they're a perfect gift!
  • Sagaform Sparq soapstone tulip shot glasses. these were in my Christmas gift guide, and they're again a great present for someone who you're a bit stuck to buy gifts for. They're made from recycled organic soapstone, you keep them in the freezer, then take them out just before serving. They cool the drink by almost 30 degrees which is perfect as lots of shots aren't necessarily drinks that you desperately always like the taste of, so the colder the better in my opinion. They come in a lovely box as well making them perfect gift fodder!
  • Cocktail R-evolution Molecular Mixology kit. OK so I've not used this yet, but am desperate to have a go. I'm obsessed with quirky cocktails and love cocktail bars like the Alchmeist where your drinks come with dry ice or special foams, and this set helps you to do lots of these sorts of things. There's everything you need in there to make some really fun cocktails, including foams, 'caviars' spheres of mojitos, and layers of cocktails. 
  • Julep cups. I love these, mint juleps are actually quite low carb when you make them with sweetener rather than sugar, and I'm planning on posting a recipe on how to make them very soon. These stainless steel cups really give them the edge when you're serving them, even more so if you use the straws below! 
  • Two sets of striped paper straws. Not much to say about these really, they're just lovely festive paper straws that make any normal cocktail look instantly more Instagrammy/ Pinterest worthy.
And that's everything! Lots of great stuff there that I love so I think you will too!

Remember if your account is private on Instagram I won't be able to see your repost, so make sure you follow me and then comment on here telling me that you have!

 Good luck and Merry Christmas!!

* Contains PR samples 
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134 comments

  1. A beautiful set of glasses for special occasions. I would love to have them.

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    1. Thank for entering Eileen! How did you enter? Did you follow me anywhere or repost the image? X

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  2. I follow via Instagram: http://instagram.com/abfantom and liked the giveaway phooe

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks so much! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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  3. I follow via Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/abfantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  4. I follow on Bloglovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/annfantom-1106576

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  5. I'm following on pinterest! (triciagal1096). I'm entering the international giveaway. Those straws are so cute, I'm a sucker for the fancy straws!!

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  6. nice thanx for the oppertunity

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    1. No problem! How have you entered? Did you follow me anywhere? Or repost the image?

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    1. No problem! How have you entered? Did you follow me anywhere? Or repost the image?

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  8. Great giveaway! I've reposted on Instagram and followed as well

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  9. I followed you on Twitter (julis555) and have reposted:

    https://twitter.com/Vatkinary/status/678361509316136960

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  10. I'm following you on Pinterest, entering the international giveaway. Thanks!

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  11. i just followed on instagram and will repost for the International giveaway!
    thanks! @citygal28
    CL Chin

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  12. pinterest ladydanaj
    bloglovin https://www.bloglovin.com/people/flyergal82-466023
    I'm entering the international giveaway-love your recipes
    flyergal82 AT (yahoo /dot $com^

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  13. Hi! I followed you on pinterest. @sto35
    US. I would ♡♡♡ to win!

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  14. Following on Twitter as @AlinaConn and reposted giveaway tweet!

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    1. Entering the International :) portion.

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  15. Follow on pinterest as alinapicazo

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    1. Thanks for your entries! Good luck!

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  16. Also following on bloglovin' as apicazo

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  17. Following in IG as @alinapicazo and reposted and tagged you.
    International entry please.

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  18. Follow on Google +
    International entry

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    1. Thanks so much for your entires! Good luck!

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  19. Pinterest follower: stafford_conn

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  20. Twitter follower: @brixstaff and reposted tweet

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  21. Wonderful set! I follow on twitter @ kismetkb

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    1. Thank you for your follow! Good luck!

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  22. I did all five! I am from the US so I will be entering the international one!

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  23. follow on twitter im in canada so no booze for me im at @lynnbeanie2

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    1. Thanks for your entry! Good luck!!

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  24. I would dearly love to winthis giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia, could you tell me how you entered? Did you repost the image or follow me anywhere?

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  25. What a great set; this would set me up for entertaining all my peeps! I am entering the International giveaway as I am in Canada. I followed you on Twitter as Rogue_Femme and retweeted: https://twitter.com/Vatkinary/status/678361509316136960

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    1. I forgot to leave my email address aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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    2. Thanks so much for your entries! Good luck!!

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  26. I follow you on Pinterest as aliyadaya. Entering the International giveaway.

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    1. I forgot to leave my email address aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  27. I Google + your blog at https://plus.google.com/111115049078969955538/posts/S1efP8AGbAL
    This is for the International giveaway. Thank you.

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    1. I forgot to leave my email address aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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    2. Thanks so much! Good luck!

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  28. Hello

    I have done all the 5, followed you on Twitter, instagram and retweet and repost
    Twitter- @tiffanyliang12 Instagram - @tiffanyliang12
    Followed on Pinterest @tiffanyliang123
    Followed on Google+ - Tiffany Liang
    Followed on Bloglovin' - https://www.bloglovin.com/people/tiffanyliang1-13996495
    I am from USA , Thank you for such wonderful giveaway!

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    1. Thanks so much for all your entries! Good luck!

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  29. follow on twitter and tweeted giveaway- @natashalamoreu1
    follow on pinterest and bloglovin both- Natasha Lamoreux
    google plussed giveaway natasha Lamoreux

    I am entering internationally... Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I followed on pinterest, twitter, and instagram. I actually love the whole thought of a Vegetarian Atkins Diet and think your giveaway is pretty awesome too.

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    1. Thanks Amie! It is a really good way of eating and much healthier than people think! Good luck!

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  31. Followed on Twitter and retweeted the giveaway @rangersfan7944

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  32. Followed on Twitter @gypsyof58 retweeted the giveaway and follow on pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/gypsy58/

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  33. I am following you on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. I have entered the Christmas Giveaway in the US and I sure hope that I'm the lucky winner!

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    1. Thanks! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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  34. Kia Ora.
    Thank you so much for giving us this competition. I just love your posts on Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/Vatkinary/ They are truly inspirational and I have tried some of the meals. Yummy! I loved the little bacon and egg pies. Wishing you and yours a very blessed Festive Season. Enjoy every moment. :) Kind regards from Suzette Smith, Whangarei, New Zealand!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely message and for taking the time to look at my Pinterest. Good luck!

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    2. Thank you. Need all the luck I can get! Nice and warm here in New Zealand, so do not have much to complain about. Lovely weather, some great summer produce... berries are just fantastic, and off course the Festive Season is just ahead.

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  35. Hello! Thank you so much for the chance. I have done all five entries and would so much appreciate being entered in the international. You can find me on instagram @mommemayy. Id be more than happy ro verify entries of course! Have a wonderful holiday with amazing people in your life. With love and laughter

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely message. Good luck!

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  36. I follow on instagram, twitter reposted, follow on bloglovin

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  37. All done! entering the UK one please!

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    1. Thanks! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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  38. International entry - followed on twitter & retweeted - @LlwynogYsbryd

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  39. International entry - Followed on Pinterest - username: Llwynog

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  40. International entry - followed on Blog Lovin - username: Llwynog

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  41. Internation Entry - Google + - user: shannonmnx

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    1. Thanks for all your entries! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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  42. Followed on Twitter (bagelburrito) + followed on Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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  43. International Entry- retweeted @HANGONTITE2000

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  44. International Entry.....followed on Pinterest.....gretchen luper

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  45. International entry.....followed on bloglovin......gretchen luper

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  46. international entry. I absolutely love this giveaway. I retweeted, followed on Pinterested and followed on BlogLovin. I don't belong to Instagram so I couldn't enter there and I couldn't find it on google+ for some reason. I did what I could and am keeping my fingers crossed for a win. Thanks for the opportunity to win these awesome gifts.

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    1. Thanks so much for your entries! Not sure why you couldn't find it on google plus but I have your other entries! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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  47. Following on Twitter as @jerseygirl137 re-tweeted the post

    https://twitter.com/Vatkinary/status/678361509316136960

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  48. Following on Pinterest

    https://www.pinterest.com/jerseygirl137/

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    1. Thanks! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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  49. I would love to win this set !--It is beautiful !

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    1. Thanks! It is a really lovely prize! Good luck!

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  50. I follow on Twitter @rickaei and retweeted
    international rick_aei@hotmail.com

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  51. I follow on Pinterest www.pinterest.com/rickissan
    international rick_aei@hotmail.com

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  52. I Google Plus the blog Arik Issan
    international rick_aei@hotmail.com

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  53. I follow on Bloglovin www.bloglovin.com/arikissan
    international rick_aei@hotmail.com

    not quite Atkins but crunchy chickpea snacks are a great alternative to nuts (especially for those with allergies), high in fiber and good source of protein. two brands I recommend are Saffron Road and Biena, with several great flavors.

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    1. Thanks so much for your entries! Also thanks for the great snack idea! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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  54. Hello. I have followed and retweeted you on Twitter (@koridawn), followed you on Pintrest (Kori Dawn), and posted a link through my Google+ account (Kori Smith). Thank you so much for this opportunity.

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  55. I followed and retweeted as @mbm218
    joined you on Pinterest and Blogloving as Mary Beth Elderton (and pinned)
    Google+'d as Beth Elderton
    USA
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  56. Following you on Bloglovin

    Entering form the USA

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  57. Well I have done all except to repost you on instagram because I only have instagram on online browser like Chrome so that is now possible I think, but still maybe there is some way.... and I am international participant.

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  58. instagram - susansmoaks
    twitter @fdp4life
    bloglovin susansmoaks
    pinterest susansmoaks
    usa
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  59. Reposted and tagged on instagram - I'm reneegadetheunicorn

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  60. Following & retweeted! as WackyWorldofK

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  61. Following on bloglovin as KellyPC

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  62. Followed & reposted on Twitter & Instagram. katherinetino@yahoo.com

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  63. Followed and RT'ed on twitter as @moonandstar311 and entering for the international giveaway! thanks!

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  64. Following on twitter and tweeted post: https://twitter.com/connsean71/status/679386484235980801
    International entry

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  65. Following on bloglovin as connsean

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  66. Following on pinterest as connsean

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  67. I follow on Pinterest! Miz Vickik
    mizvickik at gmail dot com

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  68. i follow on bloglovin and pinterest achadwick22 at yahoo dot com

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  69. Followed on Twitter @brittanychadwi3
    Entering international

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  70. Liked, followed and reposted to Twitter and Instagram

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  71. I follow on Bloglovin - razzmyberry
    Entering for UK

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  72. I followed you on Twitter and Retweeted as @247contests

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  73. Following you on twitter as wordromancer and reposted twitter post (international contest entry)

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  74. Following you on blog lovin' as trisha mckee (international contest entry)

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  75. I'm entering the international giveaway :)

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  76. international giveaway- Twitter under @giveawaygirlem and retweeted your giveaway post from there!

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  77. international giveaway- Followed you on Instagram under giveawaygirlem

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  78. international giveaway- Followed you on pinterest under: emileebond

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  79. international giveaway- Followed you on Bloglovin under Emilee Bond

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  80. This is a fun giveaway for the New Year. I retweeted you. I also followed you on Pinterest, Instagram, and BlogLovin. @HeatherHollands @heatherkay15 Heather Hollands

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  81. Hello I shared on fb instagram Google fb & following on all

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  82. I follow on IG moe77099, twitter @leighannecrisp, Pinterest moe77099 and bloglovin Melissa Crisp.
    I'm in the US so international.
    Leighannecrisp at Yahoo dot Com

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  83. Hello I shared on fb instagram Google fb & following on all

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  84. ************GIVEAWAY CLOSED Thank you so much for all your entries! Both winners have been chosen and notified and their prizes have just been shipped! If you haven;t heard from methen that means that unfortunately you dodn't win :(
    Thank you all again! There wll be an even bigger and better giveaway in the New Year!
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