December 07, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday and a Giveaway!

The last Wake Up Wednesday challenge was to set a goal for the New Year.  Last year my goal was to stretch outside of myself.  This year my word is GIVE.  I'll tell you more about this as the New Year starts.  I have some ideas to add to Wake Up Wednesdays and I think it's going to be cool.  Sorry for the vagueness.  I'll explain soon.

This week's challenge to to give a gift to someone you wouldn't normally give one to.  We all have our family lists of people to give to, but wouldn't it be neat to surprise someone else with a gift?  It could be a cashier at your favorite store.  It could be someone from work.  It could be an elderly neighbor.  The point is to surprise someone who might not know you care.  It doesn't have to by pricey.  It could be something homemade and simple or even a thoughtful card.
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Now before you go we have a fun giveaway from Ashley at the Shine Project.  You've heard me talk about Ashley a few times.  She's an awesome, upbeat girl trying to do some good in the world.  She's been working a lot of months to start a scholarship fund for underprivileged students at Cesar Chavez High School in Arizona.  You can read more about the project HERE.  Many of you have joined in to help in the project.  Thank you!

Today Ashley is giving away a Shine necklace....



 


...and a Shine T-shirt.



She's also offering all of you readers a deal on the Shine necklaces.  Buy two get one free.  (Just tell her you're coming over from here to get the deal.)  I think these would make a great Christmas presents.

For more info about how to get involved in Ashley's Shine project you can also visit her blog HERE.

Just leave ONE comment to enter the giveaway.  Thanks for reading.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.

187 comments:

  1. What an awesome project! I also love her necklaces!

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  2. very fun idea - love the shirt and how you did your hair!

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  3. very fun idea - love the shirt and how you did your hair!

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  4. Awesome t-shirts! Thank you! =)

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  5. That's one of my favourite quotes. Love those necklaces too!

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  6. I love the necklaces and the shirts!
    jenrsharpe@yahoo.com

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  7. Awesome idea and adorable necklace!

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  8. I just love the necklaces and the shirts too!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  9. I love the message - and how cute is the small round with the flower! Awesome project and the single word necklace is touching. <3

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  10. Such a great cause! Love the necklaces!

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  11. I love the necklaces! They are super cute and the t-shirts are adorable.

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  12. Love those t-shirts! Very inspirational!

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  13. Great project. I love the necklaces & the shirts are awesome!! Love the message!

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  14. Love the shirt and necklace...great teach gifts!!

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  15. Love Ashley and The Shine Project, she's an inspiration!

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  16. I love them both! So beautifull!
    I'm inn!

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  17. what a wonderful project! thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. what an awesome cause! I love it, her products are adorabel!

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  19. What an awesome idea! I Love it!

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  20. I love Ashley's SHINE PROJECT and what it stands for! The new shirts are so cute and I have always loved the necklaces! Great Giveaway!

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  21. Love the project and the giveaway! Thanks!

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  22. The necklaces are adorable! sewvery(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Thanks for the chance to win. What a great saying!

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  24. I love what she's doing for her community and inspiring others in the greater community. I'm so proud to know there are people like her in this world who are so brave to keep fighting the good fight.

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  25. what an awsome giveaway thanks!

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  26. What a special project! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  27. Those are the cutest shirts!

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  28. very sweet project

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  29. I love that yellow shirt! Eyecatching with a great saying. I have a ring that says that. Love that rose necklace! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Love the "shine on" shirt! Such a great design and cause!

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  32. I love her tshirts!! She is such an amazing woman!!

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  33. Awesome T-shirts!

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  34. Thanks for the awesome giveaway the shirt and necklace are too cute. I am so impressed with the design, it's always good to be reminded to shine!

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  35. LOVE the necklaces- so pretty. And the T-shirts are pretty awesome too!

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  36. The necklace is GORGEOUS!

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  37. Awesome. I love those necklaces!
    alicia9265(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. Sweet, love them both! :)

    kamiessig at gmail dot com

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  39. It only takes one person to change somebodies life :) What a wonderful person!

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  40. Great necklaces! I wouldn't be able to wear one of the shirts for a while if I won since I'm currently growing out of regular sizes... ;) But but I'd wear the necklace a bunch until I could wear them together. Wonderful Project!

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  41. I would love to be able to have this shirt, it would be a good reminder to always have a positive attitude and to set a good example for my son.

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  42. Beautiful necklaces!

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  43. What an admirable project. And the necklaces are cute to boot!

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  44. Amazing necklaces! I would LOVE to win :)

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  45. what an awesome idea...and what a great lady :)

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  46. Such a fantastic project and cute designs!

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  47. Such cute things!
    themrsward at yahoo dot com

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  48. what a great project. and super cute necklaces too!

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  49. ohhh those necklaces are soo pretty and those tshirts are dang SUPER fun!!! love em!!!

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  50. Those tee shirts are super cute.

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  51. Ashley is an awesome woman and inspiration.

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  52. Beautiful necklace. Would love to win it.
    shelley.scottwright@gmail.com

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  53. What an awesome project. Love her necklace, shirt and lovely smile :)

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  54. What an awesome young lady. Love that she gives back.

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  55. Thanks to Ashley and thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. what a fabulous idea! I love the idea behind the shine project :)

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  57. What a beautiful necklace! I love the shirts too!

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  58. love the shirts as well as the necklaces

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  59. I Love this necklace!

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  60. I'm excited to do this weeks challenge. Thank you for the charge to step outside ourselves and remember others. I really needed that reminder today!

    -the necklace is simply beautiful and who wouldn't love one of those fun upbeat T's.
    felicia_cooper(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. Awesome necklace, hope I win!!!
    Daniellebressner@msn.com

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  62. what an awesome project!! and i love those necklaces!

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  63. LOVE those necklaces!!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. Love the Shine project! Beautiful necklaces too.

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  66. Ive been following her for quite some time and I love her "Shine Project" posts.

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  67. I would love to win this for my former college roommate's mother Debbie Forrest. Debbie always had inspirational words for us whenever we felt down about our academic, social, or spiritual lives. Her motto was "don't shrink, SHINE!" Debbie was also voted Mother of the Year in 2006 and even went to Washington DC to get the award. She runs her own nonprofit now in Arizona. I would love to track Debbie down and give her this necklace and let her know how she's influenced my life.
    gwynn.gang@gmail.com is my email, if I have the pleasure of winning this special item!

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  68. Love the shirt! So fun!

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  69. Great project and love necklaces and shirt. My daughter would love the shirt. cactusroper2002@yahoo.com

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  70. What a wonderful giveaway! Love the necklace and such a great "Project"!!

    mommy.2kidsnc (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  71. i LOVE it! SHINE ON! :)

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  72. Love this! Thanks!

    {S h a y l e e} @
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  73. That is a wonderful project, the necklaces and the shirts are cute also.
    On another note, I believe I will to your challenge but I will give to a couple people I don't normally give to. When I thought about it I thought of more then one person, such as my favorite barista.

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  74. What a great idea! Great shirt and necklace!

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  75. Those t-shirts are great! And the necklaces are lovely! What a great project she has going on! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  76. Such a great project! Love the necklaces and especially the t-shirts! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  77. love what she's doing over at The Shine Project! So awesome!

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  78. such a great idea and necklace!

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  79. Such a great project...and a great giveaway! Thank you so much. :)

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  80. Super cute! I'd love them!!

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  81. What a fun giveaway! Thanks!

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  82. Two words: Ashley rocks.

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  83. I love the idea of that project- what a great cause. And seriously amazing necklaces and shirts!!!

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  84. Her project is amazing and products adorable! I'd love to win!

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  85. Adorable necklaces!

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  86. I have never heard that quote before...LOVE IT! Need one of those shirts too :)

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  87. The necklace is beautiful!

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  88. I love the new Shine shirts, and the flower necklace. So cute!

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  89. What a great reminder to GIVE this holiday season!

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  90. What a lovely necklace and t-shirt

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  91. OH, I would so love to win this necklace....My BFF see each other every Christmas Day, it's our tradition, but this year all the adults have decided not to give presents, not even a Kris Kringle, cuz we are all so broke, so we are just giving to the kids. My BFF is the best person I know!! She is raising three kids by herself and is a fantastic 2nd grade teacher! I would love to give this to her (technically I never bought it, if I won, heehee) because she still shines through all her trials and triumphs!!

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  92. What a great project. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  93. awesome project AND giveaway :)

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  94. I LOVE the necklaces, t-shirts and Shine Blog!

    kwolf42@hotmail.com

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  95. Amazing project !
    Amazing girl !
    Beautiful necklaces !

    Thanks for the giveaway !

    isabellehomier at gmail .com

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  96. I think Shine is a great slogan. Cool giveaway.
    shanasteve@msn.com

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  97. Love the necklaces!! :)

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  98. Cute necklaces. Going over now to learn more about her project...

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  99. I love these.
    ninajanke (@)gmail dot com

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  100. Yes, please. Cindyhinckley at msn

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  101. I love Ashley's blog and would love one of her necklaces! What a beautiful message!

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  102. Very cool. I love the grey and yellow on the shirts! liz.taylor24@yahoo.com

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  103. The necklace is sweet, but I also love a cute shirt!

    mrs.pulido@hotmail.com

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  104. Gorgeous!! I love them.

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  105. If I won this shine necklace I have the perfect person to surprise and gift it to her to show her that I care. Its someone I have become friends with via my daughters school and our paths have crossed a few timees. Thank you for a great give a way.

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  106. Love Ashley's blog and the shirt and necklace! This would be a perfect gift for my little sis and I might have to get one for myself too!

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  107. love the necklaces! cute shirt too! thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  108. I adore the necklace with the rose! Can she ship to Canada before Christmas if I order from her?
    soulrunner(at)hotmail(dot)ca

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  109. How great! Thanks to you (and Ashley) for sharing!

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  110. those are such cool necklaces and love the shine project idea. thanks for the opportunity and have great day

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  111. Things have been so hard for me lately...I would love to win this and give to my mother for Christmas.....love the t-shirt and necklace and know she would too...

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  112. This would make a wonderful sweet 16 gift for my daughter. Her birthday is just a few weeks after Christmas, and I won't be able to do what I would love to do (my sister does Christmas for my girls as it is). I hope you choose me, so I can give this to my sweet girl!

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  113. love this! and love the idea of shining on!

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  114. Cute stuff and great cause. :)

    sarah at dahlhome dot org

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  115. This is such a great cause!

    bandgeek66 at hotmail dot com

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  116. Beautiful necklaces

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  117. These necklaces are really adorable! I love how she uses the beads to dress them up a bit. All for a great cause!

    Amy @ jackspratwife.blogspot.com

    amyvernagallo at gmail dot com

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  118. Shine on!
    bridgit (at) tomcook d0t net

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  119. The necklace is so cute!

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  120. Great project! Love the shirts and necklaces!

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  121. love that necklace!! shine on!

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  122. love the necklace - very cute!

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  123. Very cute
    jaberwax@aol.com

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  124. What cheerful necklaces! Love them! :)

    salad.and.poptarts@gmail.com

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  125. I love all of her stuff!
    Kim

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  126. What an awesome idea. I love the saying on the shirts.

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  127. I love the shine project! They are the current "charity of the quarter" for my shop. What a great idea!

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  128. I love The Shine Project! And I love that you do these Wake Up Wednesdays. Thanks for the great ideas to help us all become better people. :)

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  129. I love the idea of "shine." Such a great word to be interpretted in so many inspiring ways. I'd love to have a necklace or shirt to remind myself to "shine."

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  130. love the concept behind SHINE!
    luvyabunches121@yahoo.com

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  131. I already gave gifts to our garbage collector persons. Got them cards and Starbucks gift cards. Left them taped to the lid of the trash can:) They work so hard and the mornings here have been so cold... I think it's a great idea to give a gift to someone who would not expect it of you.

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  132. I Love Ashley & "The Shine Project" !

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  133. Love the Shine Project. If we were all like Ashley - the world would be an amazing place.

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  134. I have been following Ashley's blog since you posted about the change for change. I love inspiring people like this. It motivates me to look around and see what I can do to help those around me.

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  135. Love Ashley!!! great giveaway! :)

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  136. Gonna have to head over and check out the necklace for sure. I love your idea to give a gift to someone. Gonna do that for sure....

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  138. Her necklaces are so beautiful!Hope to be the lucky winner.

    sherrychiang0905@hotmail.com

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  139. This is a great giveaway. I love her project!
    Hallielouwho at gmail dot com

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  140. Ashley is wonderful! Her cause is so worthy!! And thanks for the chance to win a cool necklace and T-shirt!

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  142. I love that idea! nattiesue2 @ hotmail dot com

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  143. What an amazing challenge, I can't wait to figure out who I am going to give a gift too! I LOVE this giveaway, the shine project and I am momma both inspire me so much! My fingers are crossed tight!

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  144. I love her Shine necklaces! I need to go buy one for myself and my oldest girls, but I'd love to win one even more. :)

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  146. I love the "Shine On" t-shirt it reminds me of that song "Play On" by Carrie Underwood. I love the necklace! I would love to win!

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  147. Thanks for the great giveaway! It will make the perfect gift for a friend!

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  148. Yay! I would love to win one of her necklaces and t shirts. :)

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  149. Lovely necklace and lovely cause. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  150. How wonderful! Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  151. How fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  152. So cute!!! I love that she is working so hard for her cause!

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  153. her project is thoughful

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  154. That's one of my favorite quotes, from Gandhi. Bring on the SHINE.

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  155. I think it is such a great cause! I love the jewelry and the shirts! Perfect right before Christmas!

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  156. Wonderful project and great necklace and t-shirt!

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  157. Those necklaces are beautiful and what a great project!

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  158. Her projects are so inspiring!!!!!!
    I love the necklaces!

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  159. It is so good to see someone so kind hearted enough to do some good locally, it seems we give away so much help to other outries, our people need taken care of and charity as well. What she is doing is brilliant and beautiful!

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  160. These are adorable!

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  161. Very cute necklace and I love the quote on her t-shirt...be the change you want to see. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathy
    bigfamily 8 (at) yahoo (dot) (com)

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  162. What a great message!

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  163. Such a wonderful project!

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  164. This little light of mine -- thanks for the great gift idea

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  165. I'm inspired. Great message.
    Kimmie

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  166. Beautiful necklace, great message.

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  167. Love the necklace and t-shirt!! We took the challenge and gave a gift to the janitor at my kids' school. On Christmas day, we usually make up some goodie bags and take them to gas station workers. Thanks for the challenge!

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  168. Love the message on the shirt! And of course I love giveaways!

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  169. Ah!! Yes please!
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  170. Love the necklaces...especially the one with the flower charm!

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  171. Those necklaces are so pretty! Anyone would be thrilled to win one, I'm sure :)

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  172. There is a person in my life who I feel I never can repay for the person that she is, always thinking of others and never wanting anything in return. You have made me realize today is the day to repay. Love the giveaway.Thanks

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  173. I love the challenge for this week as well as the giveaway. I love reading what others are doing to better the world and I agree 100% with the t-shirt.. be the change you wish to see!

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  174. I love the necklaces, so cute!

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  175. ooh! I want to win! The necklace is so pretty!

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  176. I LOVE Ashley's blog!! The necklace is gorgeous!

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  177. I love the necklace! So cute and such a great message!

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  178. this is such a great giveaway for such a great cause!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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