contest time: winners announced!!

bags Have you seen the beautiful new camera bags by Epiphanie Bags? They just sent me one and it is lovely....and they also are giving one away here to a lucky reader (you choose your favorite style too)! And, three runners-up will each receive a $100 shopping spree in Design Aglow's shop. The contest is now over....thank you to all 900+ entries! Our winners have just been picked at random...Congrats to Rommy Coleman who won her choice of a fabulous camera bag by Epiphanie and to Hannah Braboy, Pavithra Meera Ramasubramanian, and Elizabeth Beattie to who each won a $100 shopping spree on Design Aglow. Follow us on Twitter and everyone will be a winner this coming Monday *wink* with a special 24 hour gift now that we have over 3000 Twitter followers.


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