June 26, 2012

It's my Birthday, here's a gift.

Well, today I turned 26. 


And it's June 26th.


So that makes it my golden birthday.


And I really was hoping I could give away some gold today, but. . .well. . .thats kind of extreme.


No but seriously, I'm so impressed by hearing how many of you are able to style your hair, and try new things. I get so excited when I see a photo of a successful "kate" style. I love it. I'm so glad. My whole point was to show you all how to do it, so I love seeing that you are.


So as a way to thank you all:
I compiled my "ideal birthday gift" to give away to YOU! There is a grand prize, and a smaller prize, but they are both pretty awesome.




The grand prize includes: My FAVORITE Target watch (that is always confused for a Michael Kors), The Zoya Blogger Collection nail polish, some of my favorite and best-selling earrings from my sister & my jewelry shop, a lovely solid fragrance from Anthropologie, and a YEAR subscription to Birchbox! 


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The second prize includes: The Zoya Blogger Collection nail polish, a set of 3 journals from Target, and some of my favorite and best-selling earrings from my sister & my jewelry shop




Enter this giveaway using the tool below! The winner will be chosen Friday! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Winners are. . .


Grand Prize: Diane Erickson & Second Prize: Cynthia Barton! (I've sent you both an e-mail!)

3,401 comments:

  1. Hi! Love your blog. Thanks for hosting! jkasparbauer@gmail.com

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  2. I love your website. Happy birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday to you!! Thanks for this giveaway!!

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  4. Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog!

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  6. What a fun giveaway! And Happy 26th Birthday!! :)

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  7. Happy birthday!

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  8. I love reading your blog as part of my everyday routine! Happy Birthday :)

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  9. What a great giveaway and Happy Birthday! I have been wanting to do a giveaway and I'm thinking my birthday (in July) just might be the best time!

    XO
    http://justasmalltowngirlblog.blogspot.com

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  10. Would love to win! yay! Happy Birthday!

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  11. Oh how I'd love to win some of your favorite things!! BTW- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  12. Happy Birthday! I tried entering the raffle. Once I sign up am I automatically put in the raffle? It just directs me to create my own giveaway?

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  13. Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day and a blessed year ahead! Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

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  14. Wowie! What an amazing collection!

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  15. Happy Happy Birthday!! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  16. Love your blog. Happy Birthday!

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and WOW! What an amazing giveaway!! So excited!

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  18. Hi! I love that watch, definitely going to have to stop by Target and pick that up!! :)

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  19. Happy Birthday Girlie! I hope today is fabulous for you. :)

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  20. Happy Birthday! I hope you get some lovely gifts of your own! :)

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  21. happy golden birthday! what a great giveaway!!!

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  22. Hi Kate! Happy Birthday! I really love your hair tutorials and have learned so much from them!

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  23. Happy 26th Birthday! So excited to celebrate my "golden" birthday this year too! :)

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  24. Happy birthday! Love your blog, videos, style, and generosity. Enjoy your day. =)

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  25. Happy golden birthday! Your blog is so inspiring- love all your hair tutorials and fashion tips!

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  26. I love those earrings! And Birchbox seems fun, but also like a huge indulgence, so it would be so fun to win.

    Happy birthday!

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  27. Happy 26th Birthday Kate!!!!

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  28. Love your Blog!! Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day!

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  29. Happy happy birthday - enjoy the day and spoil yourself! :)

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  30. Happy Birthday, Kate! I love your videos and I started growing my hair so I could do some of them :)

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  31. Great idea!!! Love all of your favorite things. Happy Birthday.

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  32. Happy Golden Birthday! I love your blog and all your helpful style tips!

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  33. Happy Birthday Kate! Hope you have an amazing birthday! What a wonderful giveaway! :)

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  34. Hi! Happy birthday!

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  35. Thanks for all your fun tutorials and posts! Happy Birthday!

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  36. Happy birthday! It's so nice of you to give to your readers on your birthday :)

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  37. Happy Birthday Kate! Thank you for the awesome give aways you do!

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  38. Hi Kate! Happy Golden Birthday :) Hope your day is fabulous

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  39. I love everything you do! It's amazing and so inspiring! Happy Birthday! :-)

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  40. Happy Birthday! :)

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  41. hi! happy bday!
    gkuroda(at)hawaii.edu

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  42. Love the blog! And the prize! :)

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  43. Happy Birthday! The prizes in this giveaway are great!

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    1. I tried to leave a comment in the box where you enter for a chance to win but nothing would show up. Hopefully this counts :) hrclontz@hotmail.com

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  44. Happy birthday to you!! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us!

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  45. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!! You are too awesome doing a giveaway on your birthday!

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  46. Happy 26th Birthday Kate!
    My daughter is a huge fan of celebrating Golden birthdays, she is only 9!! I am so thankful to have come across your blog many months ago, i have tried all of your hair styles and they are so easy and flattering...and i love my birchbox, its my little piece of heaven in a box each month..thank you for all your tips and tutorials...wishing you a very blessed day...dana gilbreath...

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  47. Happy Birthday, it's also my anniversary! Great day

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  48. Love the watch you have been wearing! Happy Golden Birthday!!! Enjoy it!! :)
    Meghan D.

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  50. Yay for birthdays! Have a happy day :)

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  51. Happy Birthday, Kate! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog months ago!! :)

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  52. Happy Birthday! Love your blog! :)

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  53. I'm not going to lie...I want to win because I want that Target watch! I can't find it anywhere!

    Happy Birthday!

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  54. I love your tutorials! Hope you have a happy birthday!

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  55. Happy Birthday! I recently cut 12 inches off my hair and love looking at all your amazing hair styles :)

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  56. Happy birthday! Thank you for the amazing giveaway! Kimberly S.

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  57. Happy Birthday! Hope it is a good one!

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  58. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day :)

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  59. Happy Birthday! This year is also my golden birthday year!

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  60. Happy Birthday Kate! Have a fabulous day!

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  61. Love! And, happy birthday!!

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  62. Happy Birthday! I too turned 26 on June 5. It's weird to be past the first quarter of my life, but it can only get better! I am too stoked about these prizes, as they are things I would LOVE to have.

    Best birthday wishes to you!

    Melissa from Grin and Barrett

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  63. Happy Birthday, Kate! 26 looks good on you! Get it, girl! P.S. Great giveaway!

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  64. Happy Birthday! I celebrated mine June 18th:) Fun giveaways!!

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  65. Happy birthday, Kate!!! What a great giveaway! Thanks for being such a positive person with so many helpful tips for looking cute! Have a super day!

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  66. Happy Birthday! This is a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  67. Happy birthday! Yay for Golden birthdays :o) You're so nice for giving US a gift!

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  68. Happy Birthday Kate!

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  69. Happy Birthday!! Love your blog - wish my hair was a little longer so I could try all your hairstyles!

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  70. Happy Golden Birthday! Have a great day!

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  71. Happy birthday Kate! It's been wonderful following your blog for quite some time now... You are incredibly talented! I truly hope you have a wonderful day... Thanks for all you do, and especially for answering my silly questions from time to time :) God bless! xoxo
    @xox_kenzie

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  72. Happy Birthday!! Thanks for sharing the party with us!

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  73. Hey Happy Birthday! Your hair tutorials have really helped out this stay-at-home mom of two. :) Have a great day!

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  74. How sweet to give US a present on your birthday! Enjoy your day!

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  75. You're so generous to give US the chance to win of YOUR birthday. I love your blog and wish you nothing but happiness today! :) Happy Birthday!

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  76. Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway

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  77. Love your blog. Really enjoying the hair tutorials.

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  78. HI!

    I hope you have an amazing 26th Birthday!!

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  79. Happy Birthday to you Kate! Thanks for a great giveaway! :) <3

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  80. Hi. Happy Birthday!! :) I love your blog and this giveaway, thank you! My bday is Friday, I'm crossing my fingers here! ;)

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  81. Oh my, what a fabulous gift! all my favorite 'Kate' things :) Love your blog, you've been such an inspiration in 'finding' myself again in relation to style/hair and make-up :) Wishing you a fabulous birthday!!!!

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  82. Love your site- Happy Birthday!!

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  83. Happy Birthday! I love your blog!

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  84. Happy happy Birthday! Hope it's a great one and you cherish all the blessings of today! Hope your hubby is spoiling you! :)

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  85. Happy birthday! My hair isn't nearly as awesome as yours, but I love trying to recreate your styles :)

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  86. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

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  87. Hope you have a great birthday!!! Enjoy it!!!

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  88. Happy Birthday! LOve your blog, you are so generous to be giving a gift away on YOUR birthday!!

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  89. Happy Birthday, have a great golden day!

    lavennetti@aol.com

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  90. Happy Birthday Kate! I love reading your posts. You have such great style!!

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  91. Happy Birthday, Kate! Love your blog. Check it religiously.

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  92. Happy Birthday Kate! My 26th was just two days ago, we're almost birthday twins! Love both the grand prize and the second prize - *fingers crossed*

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  93. Happy Birthday!! Love all your great tutorial!!

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  94. Happy Birthday, friend! I would love to win a prize :)

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  95. Happy Birthday! I just wanted to say that even though I lost my hair to chemotherapy for Lymphoma last year I still watch all of your videos and hope one day I can play around with my hair again and try out your styles!

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  96. Happy Birthday! Just wanted to say I LOVE your blog. I've been trying out new hairstyles made easy and am being reintroduced to Target, which is letting me shop fun styles for less!

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  97. Hi Kate! Happy Birthday!!!!! I love your blog and I love trying the styles you have posted! One of these days I am going to post a photo!

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  98. Happy Golden Birthday!!! Thanks for making even an engineer feel comfortable styling my own hair :o)

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  99. Happy Happy Birthday!!! God sure blessed with amazing talents! I love you and your blog!!! Here's hoping your hubby spoils you a little today! XO

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  100. Happy Birthday! Love those earrings!

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  101. Happy birthday! I've been enjoying your blog and look forward to trying out some of your suggestions on my hair.

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  102. Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the year. I've really enjoyed seeing your posts and reading about your life. Now that my hair is getting long enough, hopefully I'll be able to do some of the curl posts you've been showing.

    Angela

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  103. Happy birthday and great giveaway- thanks!

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  104. Thanks so much for all the great hair/beauty tips!

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  105. Happy Birthday! Love your blog.

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  106. Happy Golden Birthday Kate! Thanks for always being so giving. I hope your day is fantastic!

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  107. Happy Birthday Kate! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Thank you so much for your blog and giving us all an insight into your life and your career and passing along all of those hair tips to help make us feel just a little bit prettier! Cheers to more wonderful birthdays to come! :)

    (I tried to publish this using my own URL from blogspot, but it won't let me, so I am not really anynymous! lol!!!)

    Lyn Sopala

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  108. Happy Birthday! This year I have a 12-12-12 bday. Except I'll be 31, not 12. LOL

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  109. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! I "ooh" and "ahh" over your hair photos on a regular basis. Keep up the great blogging and enjoy your special day! - Ashley

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  110. Happy, happy birthday!

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  111. Happy Birthday!!

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  112. Happy Birthday Kate! I hope you have an awesome day! What a fun 'gift' knowing you have thousands of women walking around with your hairstyles! Me being one of them! :) You are changing the way we think about our hair and wardrobe!! You are a huge blessing to us!

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  113. Happy Birthday Kate! That's so sweet of you to have a give us a present on your birthday!!! Email: vegee4ever@comcast.net

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  114. Happy golden birthday! Thanks for all of the hair tips - I have learned a lot from you!

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  115. Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!

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  116. Happy Golden Birthday, you are so generous! Have an amazing day today!

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  117. Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog! :)

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  118. Happy Birthday, Kate! I am also a Kate, born on the 26th! (but of a different month)Hope you have a great day and thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!

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  119. Happy GOLDEN birthday, Kate!!

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  120. Happy birthday! Hope it's wonderful!

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  121. love, love, love your blog! Happy Birthday!
    aavigil13@live.com

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  122. Kate, someone actually said that I style my hair just like you today. I thought that was a HUGE compliment. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with others your talents.
    Happy Birthday to the BEST hair stylist, EVER!
    =)
    Andrea

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  123. Happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing day!

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  124. Happy Birthday - us Canadians love you too!!!

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  125. Happy Birthday, Kate! I love that watch too, I've been eyeing it at Target every time I go! I hope you have a fun birthday :)

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  126. Happy Birthday! Your blog is great, thanks for keeping it up.

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  127. Happy Birthday Kate!!! I love your blog!! Thanks for teaching me how to make my hair always look awesome. Have a wonderful day!

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  128. Happy Birthday, and thanks for making me the star bridesmaid this summer with all your tips!!!

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  129. Pick me! Pick me! I love everything you are offering. I drool every time you post about what you get in the mail each month from birchbox!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    LM

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  130. Kate- I am a 25 year old school counselor from Iowa. Most of the time, I read professional literature or am focusing on my school counseling program. Sometimes, I like to read fiction or biographies for enjoyment, but I rarely read blogs. Until I was introduced to your's... What I admire most about you is that you are a young professional who wants to share your strengths with others so unselfishly. I've styled multiple friends' hair with styles from your blog and they love it too. It's great to see someone our age who is so giving and kind. Thank you so much for being so gracious with your time & I hope you have a wonderful 26th year! :)

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  131. What a sweet thing to do on your birthday! Hope it is great!

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  132. I'm so glad I stumbled across your site...such great information...and you share a birthday with my Mama who we are celebrating today :) Happy birthday!

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  133. Happy Birthday!!! LOVE your blog - everyone always asks me how I fixed my hair and I refer them to your site! Totally changed my hair life!

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  134. Happy birthday and thank you for the "reverse" gifting! :)

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  135. Happy Birthday! Have a great day! :-)

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  136. Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for all of the useful tips and tricks, as well as all of the wonderful giveaways!

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  137. Hope you have a happy birthday! Thanks for the fun giveaways!

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  138. Happy birthday Kate! I've trying to compare Mary Kay's Citrus Bloom to your favorite blush just by pictures. Ive asked a few people and they think it's really close. :)

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  139. Hi!! Happy Birthday Kate!

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  140. Happy happy birthday, Kate! :) God bless! xo
    Sarah

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  141. HI!!!! Hope you have an awesome birthday - thanks for this fantastic giveaway!

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  142. Hi! Have a very happy birthday Kate! Thank you for all you do, you have sure helped me put some style into my life with everything you do here on your blog.

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  143. A perfect gift! LOVE this blog!

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  144. Happy Birthday! I absolutely adore your blog!

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  145. Happy Birthday Kate!

    Thanks for offering the fun giveaway.

    Kelly

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  146. I love your blog! How generous of you to give away a gift on your birthday! Hope you have a wonderful golden birthday!!

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  147. Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope this year brings you many new hairstyles and some amazing new outfits! :)

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