Puppycatmeow Etsy shop feature

I was so happy that Tressa of Puppycatmeow agreed to be a featured Etsy seller! I thought “oh, it will be cute puppy and kitty stuff”, instead I found a unique and extremely creative shop filled with gorgeous fantasy and renaissance hair wear that just blows me away! I’m in love with the Pheasant Feather headband! The pieces Tressa creates are realistic and fun looking! It’s inspiring to hear Tressa’s story about how she became a work at home mom! Let’s learn how she does it!

Puppycatmeow Etsy Shop

When and why did you open your Etsy shop?
August 2009.  I am a 40 year old mother of 2 small children. I have been a hairstylist for 20 years but when I had a complications in my last pregnancy and needed bed rest I thought of ways I could be a hairstylist at home – so I could stay at home with my kids. I have been braiding hair at Renaissance Festivals for a while and after a short haircut I realized I needed longer hair so I made braid extensions for myself. I decided that other people might want the same thing so I thought “I know I can sell the braids on Etsy!” My first listing was made! 

Who or What inspires you to create? 
red and white felted mushroom hat
I dream a lot. I have dreams about hairstyles and when I wake up I need to make them. I am always coming up with new designs in my sleep!   I love Science Fiction fantasy films and I end up getting inspired by the characters.  I tend to make sci fi type hairstyles in my dreams most of the time.  Sometimes I dream up normal stuff… but not usually.

Can you tell us a bit about your creating process?
Whenever I see a cool design I try to incorporate it somehow into a hair style.  Lately I have been playing around with Chinese knot work so stay tuned – there are some fancy knotted headbands to match your hair color coming out soon!

What do you just love making the most? What craft would you like to try next?
I like it when people ask for special requests… I love finding out what strange hairstyle someone wants and trying to make it into reality.  I really love the challenge!  What I am working on next is kind of the crazy style hair dos.. I have a birds nest made of hair coming out soon and I am working on a teacup hat made of hair inspired by Lady Gaga… I am hoping that she will see it and want it!  Maybe she can wear it the next time she visits the Queen of England.  Who knows?

If you could have one wish, right now in this moment, what would it be?
That I would be “discovered” as a hairstylist and chosen to do the hair styles for the next “Lord of the Rings” or “Star Wars” type movie.  Of course I would need to be able to bring my family with me to live on location in New Zealand for the whole shooting!

Win It!
One lucky reader will get to pick one of these three fab hairstyles from Puppycatmeow’s shop (a $20-$25 value!):

The winner will also get to choose which color they want their hairstyle to be! Tressa can match your highlights too! All styles are made specifically to match – custom to your hair color… made by Tressa the hairdressa!
How to Enter:(mandatory)
Visit Puppycatmeow’s Etsy shop then come back here and leave me a comment telling which item is your favorite.
Extra Entries: (optional)
Please leave a new comment, with links if applicable, for each extra entry to be counted.
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  • Follow @ahensnest and @puppycatmeow on Twitter and tweet this giveaway (daily tweet!  

Use this tweet:  Gorgeous Fantasy hair wear by @puppycatmeow. #Giveaway at @ahensnest. http://bit.ly/dqOek7    

  • Become a Facebook fan / Networked blogs follower (right sidebar)
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Rules: Follow the directions above! Giveaway open WORLDWIDE and ends March 27th, 11:59 est. Winner chosen by Random.org and must reply to email within 48 hours or I will redraw.
~ FTC compliant disclosure: All opinions are my own, yours may vary. No compensation was received for this post. Please see my full disclosure and giveaway info here. ~

About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
With a love for the outdoors and visiting local attractions in and around NW PA and Lake Erie, you never know what you'll find in my nest! Subscribe to A Hen's Nest so you don't miss the fun!



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    Lenox Knits says

    What a cool shop. Thanks so much for introducing me to it. I'm totally fascinated by the Set of 3 small rosettes made of hair but I also like the bow made from hair too. I hope I win!

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    Lenox Knits says

    I'm now following your blog through blogger connect.

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    Lenox Knits says

    I'm now a Facebook fan too.

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    Lenox Knits says

    I'm now following puppycatmeow on FB also.

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    I like the Red Human Hair Extensions.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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    Follow ahensnest and puppycatmeow on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/10070721259

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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    Email subscriber.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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    How cool…..I liked the Art Deco Vintage Comb….

    Take care,

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    I folllow your blog.

    Take care,

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    I subscribe through e-mail.

    Take care,

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    Wow talk about some creativity! I really like the Rosette crown made of hair custom to your hair color.

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    Blog Follower!

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    Email Subscriber!

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    Sarah Lynne says

    I love the Set of 3 white silk tiger lilies and pearls flower wedding hair clips


    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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    Sarah Lynne says

    I am a follower

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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    Sarah Lynne says

    I am a reader subscriber

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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    Sarah Lynne says

    I am an email subscriber

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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    LambAround says

    That Serena Inspired Crystal Rhinestone Headband is pretty.

    I love the name Puppycatmeow!!!

    I just found your blog through BlogHer. Thanks for sharing :)


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    What a great shop!
    I love the 2 bubblegum pink 16 -18X 2 inch(40.5 – 46 X 5 cm)Human Hair Extensions. Cute!
    Thanks for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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    I subscribed in a reader.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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    My favorite is the Rosette crown made of hair custom to your hair color
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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    I follow your blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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    I really like the very knotty sailor headband! So cute!

    abigail.lee {At} gmail.com

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    I definitely love the Lady Gaga hairbow best! so excited~

    Your shop is pretty cool, by the way. Didn't think etsy sold hairpieces, somehow.

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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    I'm following via google connect!

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    I'm a fan of puppycatmeow on facebook! look for Clare tea.

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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    I follow both of those twitter accounts. here's my daily tweet: http://twitter.com/icitea/status/10319614857

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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    I'm a facebook fan of a hen's nest! look for clare tea.

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    I've subscribed to your feed via email! look for this email.

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    I like your "Instant Updos". My hair is short now and I can't do that anymore with it. It would be cool to have something that I don't have to fuss with. Just put it on and go..no curling irons, no tons of hairspray. Great idea!

    productsoftheday at gmail dot com

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    I am also now a facebook fan!

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    Oooh, I am SMITTEN with the Rosette Crown:

    I actually have enough hair to do really fancy styles– mine is hip-length– but I do NOT have the patience! And most hairpiece sellers don't have my color (Light gold-brown with a lot of red), so I end up just going with braids 99 percent of the time. I'd love this for special occasions- or just to stun folks at work!


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    I love the Waterfall crown wig – it's amazing!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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    Christina says

    Christina – xristya@rock.com – I love the Art Deco Vintage Comb!

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    Awesome shop! I love this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40164379


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    google f follower

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    email susbcriber

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    I love the Sexy Red Sequin Sweet Heart Valentine Hair Clip. It's so pretty!

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I Follow Puppycatmeow on Facebook.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I Follow @ahensnest and @puppycatmeow on Twitter.

    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10362265614

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I fan you on facebook.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I follow your blog with Blogger Friend Connect.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I subscribed via email.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    jennifer57 says

    set of 2 white or irridescent fairy lights flower and pearl hair pins

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    Kirby McCauley says

    This shop is so fun!! I love the Rosette Crown!!

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    I mentioned this giveaway on Twitter!


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    I follow AHENSNEST on twitter!


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    I follow PUPPYCATMEOW on twitter!


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    I follow this blog!


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    I email subscribed!


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    AmbreRose says

    I am in love with this store! Who doesn't love long flowing hair one day and your short cute hair the next. I really like the Rosette crown, don't know where I will wear it, but I like it a lot. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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    AmbreRose says

    Twitter follower of you both, ambrerose1

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    Single Rosette would be adorable to own!


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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10415789703

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I like the Wowie Zowie braids.

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    follow puppycatmeow on FB

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    wow!! this store is so cool i had to heart it! i think i love the 6 green human hair extensions most! 8) thanks for the giveaway!

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10462647224

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I love the tea cup hat <3
    awesome giveaway, btw


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    I follow the blog

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    I follow on facebook

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    PixelatedMushroom says

    wow! I had a great time looking through this shop!! so many awesome things! My faves are the Instant UpDos ^_^ my hair is long but very thin – so this would be awesome

    pixelatedmushroom at gmail dot com

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10508175284

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I think the Rosette crown made of hair custom to your hair color is the coolest!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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    Follow you both on twitter @bunnyb
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/10514065262
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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    i like the Bettie Page Pin Up Girl Clip In Bangs;} These are really cool!
    chacoyaguayo at yahoo dot com
    thanks for the opprotunity!

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    i am a new follower;}
    chacoyaguayo at yahoo dot com

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10558920202

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    I totally love this Serena Inspired Crystal Rhinestone Headband. They look great.

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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    I follow with Google Friend Connect.

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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    I subscribed to your blog.

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10612218545

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    march 17th tweeted: http://twitter.com/icitea/status/10659180463

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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    Hii! ENTER ME pls~~
    I'm Risya
    My Email: Risya271@yahoo.com

    post the giveaway on my blog )

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10674166008

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    Hii! ENTER ME pls~~
    I'm Risya
    My Email: Risya271@yahoo.com

    visited the web & I like the (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34898515)

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    Hii! ENTER ME pls~~
    I'm Risya
    My Email: Risya271@yahoo.com

    followed @ahensnest and @puppycatmeow on twitter (http://twitter.com/risyahoneydew)

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    Hii! ENTER ME pls~~
    I'm Risya
    My Email: Risya271@yahoo.com

    Followed A Hen's Nest with Blogger Friend Connect

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10712759601

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    march 19th tweet: http://twitter.com/icitea/status/10750273443

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10763098283

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10815446678

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    wow!these are great!!my fave is the large braided instant updo!!!

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10861367511

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    wow i feel so frikkin bad for not discoverin ur awesome site before :(

    anywayz i love the Double Braided Headband (sweet n simple):- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42203828


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    following ur blog via google friend connect


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    oh no! i missed the 21st. :(

    march 22nd http://twitter.com/icitea/status/10896421299

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10914410710

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    My daughter loves the mega huge giant pink hair bow barrette

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    puppycatmeow fb fan

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    twitter follower of both/tweet

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    google connect

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    email subscriber

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    rss feed

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    I really love the Rosette crown! so beautiful x
    linalia.lee at gmail dot com

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10968229625

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    Lookie Lou TPPC.tv says

    You are extremely talented! Would have a big 'ol wad of a fur ball that looked horrid if I tried to made something as wonderful as these hair pieces. I love the "Gaga" hair bow and the braided bun. Everything is wonderful.

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/11023369589

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    That is way cool I like the extensions and the Very Knotty Sailors Knot Wig Headband and the Large Instant UpDo Filler wig Chain Link style

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    My fave item is her Dread Falls A set of 2!

    tanyaw85 (at) gmail.com

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    BrendaLea, the Prpldy says

    I love the
    2 purple 12-14 X 2 inch(30.5 – 35.5 X 5cm) real human hair extensions

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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    BrendaLea, the Prpldy says

    button on my side bar.


    prpldy @ comcast dot net

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    BrendaLea, the Prpldy says

    Blog follower publicly via Google Friend Connect.

    prpldy@comcast dot net

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/11077963654

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    Cool shop, I like the
    Rosette crown made of hair

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of Puppycatmeow

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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    I follow both on twitter, lunaj1456 and I tweeted

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    I follow on google friend connect

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    I subscribe by email
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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    hollowsins says

    I like the double helix rapunzel braids

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    hollowsins says

    I follow PCM on facebook
    amanda h

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    hollowsins says

    I am your facebook fan
    amanda h

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    hollowsins says

    I am a google follower

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    hollowsins says

    I subscribe to email

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    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/11143314088

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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    mean green mom says

    I love the bubble gum pink extensions- and what a great shop!!

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    mean green mom says

    I follow your blog as well!

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    BrendaLea, the Prpldy says

    Thanks so much for picking me as the winner! I am so excited! I post a link to your blog on my blog.



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