no strings attached giveaway. [closed]

2.04.2013

Today I gained my 600th follower. (Doesn't that sound like some sort of creepy cult?) I really love you people. In fact, I love you more than the number of followers I have. I feel like the blogging world has turned into a marketing fest & it's not about the writing anymore. I think that is why my writing motivation has turned into complete crap. Nonetheless, it does feel nice to have an audience to write for.

So, a little thank you from me to you (one of you, at least.)

Here, have a $30 gift card to amazon to buy yourself something pretty.

rules (because I guess that is a thing people do.) I mean- one rule.
1: Just comment & let me know what kind of posts you like the best. You don't have to "follow" me, or tell your friends, or shove my blog in anyone's face. Oh, & one entry per person because this is a fair game.

I will randomly choose the lucky lady- or gentleman, i suppose, next Tuesday the 12th. Amazon is really lovely because they don't make me deal with shipping. I will just send you the giftcard via e-mail.

happy monday.

139 comments :

  1. Congrats on 600 followers! I've been following your blog over 2 years now (via google reader. its my best friend)To avoid cliche by saying that I love all of your posts, I will say that I most enjoy the posts filled with raw honesty about you and how you feel about things. no bull crap.
    I hope you continue writing.

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  2. I love your commentary on the bachelorette and other shows I can relate to, because everything you say is exactly what I'm thinking. And it's hilarious.

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  3. I feel a little bit creepy being one of the firsts to comment. Regardless, I love when you are blunt about real life things. Things others are afraid to say.

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  4. my faves are deifinitly the faq posts. really though, they're so interesting. that sounds really creepy, but hey, you asked! :)

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  5. I love when you post about married life! You and McKay have to be the cutest thing to ever hit Utah county.

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  6. yay for 600 followers! my favorite blog posts are the ones where we get a peek inside your day to day life and ones about you and mckay. you two are so cute!

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  7. My favorite posts of yours are when you just talk about what you've been up to, and give your honest opinions. You're you and you're not afraid to be and the posts that show that are my favorite.

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  8. hi. pick me.
    because.
    I love the so called "pointless" posts about everyday life.
    everyday life really is extraordinary.
    even the parts that feel somewhat ordinary.
    keep the random facts coming home girl.

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  9. I'm a visual lady so I like it when you post pictures. Though I really liked your most recent post about your favorite blogs you read. I've already starting reading one!

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  10. hey meg! i love your posts that talk about saucy things.

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  11. i love that you are honest about how your feelings. You dont sugar coat it and I can relate to alot of your posts(:

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  12. You go girl!!! I love all your posts....you are too dang awesome!!
    XO
    E
    abcde.the.blog@gmail.com

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  13. well i just started following you and it was because i saw your bachelor review...i love reading what other people have to say because that show is a guilty pleasure and it makes me feel like i have girlfriends to watch it with. i like that you are real and have a variety of things on your blog...and don't worry, i only follow people whose blogs i truly enjoy reading. like, i wouldn't enter this giveaway if it made me freaking tweet and share this giveaway until i was blue in the face. haha i like the way you think. and blog :)

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  14. Dear Meg,

    I love picture posts. I'm creepy and love seeing little bits of your life and what pretty crafts you're making. I love how blunt and straight forward you. Thanks for making me laugh and for making me think.

    Love,
    Gretchen

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  15. I like your everyday lifestyle posts the best. Woot!
    Love.
    Amy

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  16. personally, i appreciate your honest approach to writing. I dont have a specific type, i just like that youre straightforward.
    way to go honest pocahontas, we are few and far between.

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  17. I like your everyday lifestyle posts the best. Woot!
    Love.
    Amy

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  18. The realness, there is no pretentiousness around these parts.

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  19. i am new to this blog but you have already become one of my favorite blogs! I must say i agree with the others. I love your posts bc you are honest and your focus is on the writing!I would say in general my favorite posts are about marriage! happy to be a follower :)

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  20. I like the posts about me.
    that's a joke.
    I don't really even care to win, but I wanted to contribute.
    I'm with just about everyone else here, the real talk Meg.
    the real talk is my favorite.

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  21. CONGRATS on 600 followers! How cool!
    I'm new to your blog but I started following b/c of your TV posts - they cracked me up!

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  22. I love your brutally honest posts. You're not afraid to tell the haters to "shove it"; it's a breath of fresh air in this blog-world full of sell-outs.

    Thanks for keeping it real.

    shi

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  23. I love the stories you post about your real life. AKA how much you hate college (don't we all), struggles with picking a career/major, etc. Lifestyle posts basically!

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  24. angry rants. and 10 points for when the phrase "lady bits" is used.

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  25. Congrats on 600! I just broke 100, and am giddy as all get-out.
    I love your lifestyle (aka totally random) posts the best. So real!

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  26. hooray for 600! i really like when you talk about marriage. being married myself, i feel like i can totally relate to you. and you are seriously so blunt and honest and i love it. i wish i could bring myself to be as honest as you, but i can't! and you're hilarious. and beautiful. and now i'm starting to sound creepy so just keep on keepin' on! you're cool.

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  27. Thanks for telling me marriage is not all "rainbows milk and matthew mcConaughey."
    (actual quote from my philosophy class last week.)
    You give a nice balance. I guess that's called honesty.
    i lyke dat thx.

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  28. I like your posts about life. You are blunt and honest which is hard to find in the blog sphere most of the time.

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  29. I like that your posts about life. You are blunt and open about life which is so nice. There is too much fluff in the blog sphere sometimes.

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  30. Love anything sarcastic, hilariously honest, and pictures of you two, because you guys are just too cute!

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  31. I love your posts about nail polish, lets be real here.

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  32. I echo everyone else when I say the realness! Your posts are relatable and you're not preachy. As a newlywed I also like to hear about you and your hubby.

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  33. Well, let's be honest. I love all of your posts. But my favorites are your Bachelor/Bachelorette recaps. Bet when it's not lovesick drama season, I love your posts of products you use and love. I also love little snippets of your life because they're real and not sugar coated.

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  34. How honest about life you are. Oh, and your bachelor posts. I like those.

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  35. I love that you blog about whatever the heck you want. Your bluntness on life matters is refreshing, but not going to lie, I love those Bachelor, cupcake, and nail posts too. No matter what you are posting about, your blog is always honest. It is definitely one of my favorite blogs to read.

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  36. Congrats! I love the post when you make lists and are completely honest. You are a great writer and blogger. Thanks for taking time to do it.

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  37. I love that you blog about whatever the heck you want. Your bluntness on life matters is refreshing, but not going to lie, I love those Bachelor, cupcake, and nail posts too. No matter the subject, you are honest, and I dig it. Thanks for blogging and letting people like me celebrate or commiserate along with you and your hunky man.

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  38. you are really a great writer. I really enjoy the style of your writing because I feel like you are "real". You write posts about life and they arent necessarily about your perfect life, style, husband, (although your nails are pretty perfect). The posts that I love the most are just the ones about life. You dont sugar coat your life to make it seem so perfect. It is just real and I thank you for that.

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  39. Miss your posts from high school. Full of cute pictures and light-heartedness. I understand you grow up, and I've enjoyed seeing you evolve. I want you to write about the cute little things McKay does again, like riding his long board to West Jordan (or something) and getting banged up in the process.

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  40. I love how honest you are in your posts. Its a refreshing change from the synthetic posts that I usually read. Keep up the good work!

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  41. I love your blog, since you're so wonderfully honest. I love hearing about your married life and your product posts always make me want to go out and spend money.

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  42. yes please. love your "this is my real life" posts.

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  43. This giveaway is fabulous.

    I love your snarky posts, to be honest. Those posts where you just tell it how it is and stick it to the man. You can pull 'em off and still have everyone love you. That's talent.

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  44. it all comes down to the posts about 'lacey unmentionables.'

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  45. I've been following you since "a twisted fairy tale", and it's been interesting to see how you've evolved. I love your sarcastic posts, because I'm quite sarcastic myself. I also love when you just summarize what's been going on in your life through pictures.

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  46. I love all of them! My favorite thing about your blog is when you post often, like you've been doing the past couple of weeks. But I don't have a favorite kind of post. Least favorite - Bachelor(ette) recaps because I don't watch those shows, but let's be honest. I read those posts anyway. :D I love your blog because you really seem like a real person. Things aren't always perfect but sometimes they are, and you're more like me than other bloggers out there (mostly because you have no babies and don't blog about being a perfect crafter). Sometimes I feel like I'm friends with you in real life. Is that weird? :)

    Thank you for the chance to win! (and for an excellent blog!)

    And for the record, I like that your blog isn't all spammed up with guest posts, giveaway Fridays, and ads out the wazoo. It's refreshing.

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  47. I love your posts about you and your husband :) Always love to hear about the love.

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  48. All your posts are created equal. I can't pick a favorite.

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  49. I like the posts with pictures of you and McKay. Because you're gorgeous and he's a stud and the simplicity of those posts is striking. It pretty much says "This is me and here it is and I don't care if you don't care because this is for me and you don't need to know the whole story."

    Also I like your Bachelor reviews/rants. Except I just watch Bachelor on hulu so I have to try hard not to read your notes before watching it myself!

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  50. I love every post. Especially cute lovey ones. My only recommendation is more cat videos. You're the best Meg.

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  51. I like snarky posts. They're, perhaps, my most favorite ones. But you're my favorite, all together. So...

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  52. I especially love your honesty- you always say things the way they are. Also, I love your pictures.

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  53. Dang it, you're so popular now that my hopes of winning this thing are really really low. I kind of wish we were still high school freshmen with lame blogs that no one cared about.

    My favorite type of post is anything about love, because you are refreshing and witty and honest.

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  54. You are adorable. I love when you're honest about marriage and life (and sex). We need that.

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  55. I love your makeup and nail polish posts, because I am also obsessed with these things. Mostly I like the fact that if you try things and they work I know it's real and I trust that.

    Oh also the love posts are pretty great too. :)

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  56. I just adore your real, honest, posts about marriage and life. And your Bachelor posts, haha, because I always completely agree with you!

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  57. you should make another vlog, they are entertaining.
    love you megs.

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  58. Sex posts.
    Plain and simple.
    You are beyond hilarious and very frank about things. I quite enjoy your honesty and sass.

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  59. I love when you talk about your marriage and how honest you are about everything.

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  60. I'm a relgious follower and have followed since you were located at 'atwistedfairytale' I like 'real life' posts. the ones where you are blunt, and honest. i think that is what caught me on your old blog is how is had zero filter and would just state what everyone else is thinking.

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  61. Dearest Meg,

    My favorite post of yours...definitely when you are brutly honest with us readers, with the topics of sex, regligion etc. Real life business.
    your witty writing is my favorite.


    missijay.blogspot.com

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  62. I found your blog on someone else's blog and got hooked. I even went back and read pretty much every one of your older posts. I love that you are a real person and you don't make your life out to be fake or make it look perfect. It's real. You're not afraid to talk about crappy stuff in life and that makes your blog so relatable! You're adorable.

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  63. Your bachelor posts are something I look forward to every week. I always read them out loud to my roommate and we have a good laugh!

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  64. I really like the posts about the bachelor, because you have awesome views and perspective :)
    Love, Micaela

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  65. I love your posts about your marriage. It's refreshing to hear the opinion of someone who doesn't sugar coat every single detail. It makes me feel better about the real parts of my life that I don't necessarily feel comfortable sharing with the world. You're one brave soul, and this timid soul appreciates it.

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  66. I love how straight forward you are. It's non of the my life is perfect and such. Which I fear my writing leans toward. Your honest open and it's raw. Which I don't really find a lot in the blogging community.

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  67. I love your posts about being married. You are so honest and help to me to see how marriage truly is. It makes me feel more prepared for the future. Also I like all of your posts about nail polish and make-up. All of your posts are so great! I love your humor too. I just appreciate that you are being you.

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  68. I love your posts about your marriage and how honest and open you seem. And your beauty advice and awesome nail polish colors. :)

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  69. I quite enjoy your blunt posts. I feel like we are kindred spirits in many things that you discuss and I am often times told that I speak a little too strongly so I relate one hundred percent to all the "lets be real" posts you write!

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  70. I really like your list/random posts!

    Fingers crossed!

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  71. I love your posts about you and your hubbers. Too dang cute!!!

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  72. I like you honest, hilarious lists and thoughts about life.

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  73. I love your random, hilarious posts...about anything! And your pictures are always great too! :)

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  74. Can I just say that I enjoy when you get real.. Like really real? I don't read blogs for the fluff.. Also.. I hope I win.

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  75. my favorite posts from you are probably the ones that involve baking. they don't come along very often but i love your cute pictures and finding new recipes from blogs you get recipes from. your entire blog is fantastic!

    cynthia x

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  76. I love posts about you and your husband! You guys are the greatest.

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  77. I like your humor really, which is present in any post. But I love your posts about nail polish because I'm obsessed too. I also like your posts about marriage!

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  78. I like "real" posts whatever that means. I like it when people are honest about their lives.

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  79. love love loooove your posts when you talk about real life. the good and the bad :)

    -Marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  80. I like when you suggest other blogs to read. I love when you post about the bachelor and I love when you do question and answer posts.

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  81. I love how random and normal you are. You can be funny or serious. I love all of your posts!

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  82. I love your nail polish posts!

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  83. I love your photos and when you are completely honest about what the world is like and what your world is like!!!

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  84. i like the posts that just tell things the way they are. i mean i suppose most are that way, but things that other people avoid or try to make sound better than they really are. yours are always just real.
    i also like when you talk about adventures you've gone on. with pictures included. (:

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  85. i love the posts with pictures. :) you are a really good photographer!

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  86. I just like reading about your day to day life. It is fun to see your little quirks and adventures.

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  87. Your marriage posts are always a delight!

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  88. I love your posts about things like nail polish, and how marriage blogs are all the same. I just got married, and seriously, sometimes I really do just get excited because I bought a new nail polish.

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  89. I love your posts where you just speak very bluntly about life. It's nice to know there are other people in this world who won't take crap for an answer.

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  90. I love your real, honest posts about your life. Most bloggers act as though their lives are perfectly in check and in balance. As a college student myself, I like hearing that there are other people out there having to budget their money, deal with switching majors and schools, and trying to find time to work out and have perfectly manicured nails :) I can relate!

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  91. I love your posts about McKay they make me have to mop my heart off the floor. and anytime you get sassy i enjoy life a little more.

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  92. Oh you know i love your bachelor update posts!! (TWO this week!!)
    xoxo

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  93. I love your posts about tv shows/movies :)

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  94. I may have stalked your old blog a little bit, and I feel like my favorite posts are ones that relate to those. Honest and carefully picked words, but not forced at all. Reading your old blog, I can tell you are a writer. I think you need to let your creative juices keep flowing and really write how you love to write. Write a short story. A novel. Whaterr. You're a great blogger and when I get married if I'm not as cute as you, I'm suing. Totally kidding. Keep blogging.

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  95. I love your marriage advice post and all the cute little things you say about mckay and you. You are one strong woman.

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  96. hi meg. honestly you always seem to whip up something interesting.
    I have to say I love the adventures & the photos that come along.
    New places always amuse me. And you can never go wrong with baked goods.

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  97. I like that you're genuine! a lot of people in our social media world aren't. It's easy to fabricate a fake life.. but you don't. Thanks for that.

    Linds

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  98. I am new to your blog and loving it! Because i'm a creeper, I love daily life posts that give us a glimpse into the day-to-day of a blogger! I love what I have read so far!

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  99. I love your posts and how you just say things the way they are. LOVE your blog.

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  100. I love love love your Bachelor recap blogs! They are the best!

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  101. I am always excited when I see there is a post on my Google Reader feed from your blog! I love everything you post, but especially your raw, real life entries. I think you have an amazing story and a lot to share with the world. Thanks for not letting your blog become a "marketing fest."

    P.S. I hope life is treating you well! You are adorable.

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  102. oh, i love giveaways. and this is a once in a lifetime giveaway from meg. OF COURSE I'M GONNA ENTER. i'm glad your blog isn't a marketing fest, though. keeps it real. the marketing fests get boring.

    ANYWHO. my favorite posts are your raw feelings about everything. life, sex, marriage, love, etc. anything. i love your bluntness. you got guts, girl. i just enjoy you a whole lot.

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  103. I just love your blog, and the mix of it. I like the posts that are just real and honest. You have such an inspiring yet realistic outlook on life, and I love reading what you write.

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  104. I love pretty much everything you write. I love how blunt and open and honest you are. I love how much you and McKay are in love and hearing about your life in general. I also love amazon :)

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  105. I love, love you sense of humor. You're so genuinely honest and don't sugar coat things and it's nice to read something and feel like I can relate. Plus you are you husband are gorgeous and inspiring.

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  106. I love reading what you post about the Bachelor. And nail polish. And that you're not afraid to be yourself.:)

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  107. I love reading the posts about you and your husband and what you do together. I'm 19 and recently got married, so I feel like I'm in the same boat as you. Also, I'm also going to UV and totally agree with everything you ever say about college, pretty much. I work in the library cafe, you should come visit sometime! Also, congrats on getting 600 followers!

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  108. i just love your everyday posts about everyday life...those are always my favorites. fun stories about people and their real lives. theyre great.

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  109. all of your posts crack me up! i especially love when you post photos, you have such a creative eye.

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  110. I just like everything about your blog. You're one of my favorites. I think you're pretty and you're funny and you and McKay are the cutest.

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  111. I love your posts where you are blunt, upfront, honest, and witty. Which is most of the time. Lately your Bachelor posts have been grade A though. You're a winner at life Meg.

    xo
    bailey @ mycrisscrossedblog.blogspot.com

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  112. I love how honest you are about everything. You show real life and dont feel the need to make your life look perfect! Love that!

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  113. Just good, honest, everyday posts :)

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  114. Your Bachelor posts are pretty hilarious!

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  115. I like the posts about nail polish and clothes. I probably lack depth. Yaaaaa.
    You are great.

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  116. I love your posts about you and Mckay! SO sweet. And I like how you are honest about real life things. Keep up the loveliness :). I'm still in high school, but you are a great role model. And I think it's fantastic how you have overcome so many obstacles and kept a positive outlook. I am also a religious Bachelor watcher. Love your blog!

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  117. I think the posts I like the best are the ones where it's completely you. (Now let me explain what I mean.) You have the posts where you talk about The Bachelor, or Walking Dead. The posts where you talk about your beauty products and lovely China Glaze nail polish. And then you have the posts that give the reader a better idea of who YOU are. The quirky, funny, uplifting posts. The ones that make me (and everyone else) smile or want to be better. :) Those are my favorite posts.
    Thanks for writing, Meg. <3

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  118. I love reading the posts about your life, and just when it's all really honest and funny. Your blog is fun to read! (:

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  119. All of them, but the Bachelor posts top all.

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  120. best giveaway ever. not because of what it is, but what it's about. congrats on the followers! you deserve every one, and I'm proud to be one of them. I think the posts that I love most (and yet, are the hardest ones to write myself) are the ones where we admit we are human. The ones where you (we) put our most honest and sincere self forward.

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  121. I like the posts when you are unforgiving to the people who are stupid. There are too many stupid people in this world. Also, if you had a nickel for every time someone said "I love your blog" then you would probably be able to quit school and become a professional blogger. I think we would all be ok with that. Stay classy.

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  122. All your posts are so cute but I love the ones about you and your husband!

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  123. The commentary on The Bachelor. I look forward to reading it after watching a bunch of women tell Sean they want to marry him and then drink to hating each other. But I also love your honest posts where you don't give a flying crap about who agrees/disagrees with you. I admire how you stay true to yourself at all times. Oh, and Walking Dead posts. I think I was only supposed to say one kind of post I like...clearly I'm fantastic at following directions. Happy Thursday.

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  124. i love the brutally sarcastic ones. which is more often than not, and i love it that way.

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  125. I love the post about your marriage, love, and your sweet husband. -Also your makeup post are the tops, you may not be a 'pro', but your advice is stellar.

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  126. My favorite kind of posts are definitely the ones like this: http://m2story.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-real-kind.html.

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  127. I'm new! And this post alone just made me love you and want to follow your blog. Love that I don't have to shove your blog in 5 people's faces before I can be qualified to win. Thanks for your generosity! Looking forward to reading more posts about marriage. :)

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  128. since birth i've loved words, and basically i love the things you do with the english language on your blog here [I didn't mean for that to sound creepy or risque, but it totally does. apologies]. what i'm saying is that i don't have a favorite kind of post. i just like the way you write

    also amazon is incredible. pick me (:

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  129. I should comment more than when I just want to win things.. But I love how honest you are in all your post. Keeping it real and not trying to be a blogger with the perfect life. I like you random posts that are basically about nothing. You're adorable.

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  130. I love your posts, Meg. I miss the stories though. You should have more of them.

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  131. I love your sarcasm, and that I feel like we are friends even though, really, I only stalk your blog.

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  132. yours is the only blog i've read from start to finish. i was sucked into your old pre-married life blog and haven't been able to stop since. my favorite posts are the ones about real life, not pretend real life. i like that you talk about sex, what makes you sad, and what you honestly feel and think. most people don't do that and you do. it's nice. :)

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  133. I love your honesty and raw emotion!

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  134. i love your posts about love! i love hearing what its like to be married young! I love your blog! and i feel like i love you!

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  135. I love posts with the simple, everyday kind of snippets of life and love :)

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