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That is adorable, please count me in.


Yes count me in too. Very cute!


You are so crafty! Very, very cute! Hope you had a great are one of the many, many things for which I am thankful. There is something especially tender and miraculous about friends who REALLY know you...from wayyy back! So THANK YOU for always GIVING so much to our friendship!!!! My heart is full of thanks and giving for the amazing and incredible woman of god you are today! Love ya!


How fun! You know I'm all over it :)


Hmmm...Doesn't it look like Pumpkin on the sleigh? Thanks for letting him wash his hands in your tea (mortified mommy!) and being so gracious. Thank you also for mailing back my phone--sorry to be a pain! I LOVE the door hanger.
I just took a second look. Is that a girl on the sleigh? Can't tell if it's the hat or a ponytail. Oh well, it's absolutely adorable.

Cherry Tree Lane

Did you make this? It is fabulous!
I hope that your Thanksgiving was FABULOUS! ;)


*love* it!!

Tutorial, please, if you made it!


Sign me up, please!


Lisa R-P

Please add my name to the drawing. That little girls is so cute. You have been really busy -- I love the shop. I am adding the button to my blog tonight.

Marla Taviano

I need in, girl! And woohoo to your new SHOP! That is sooooooo exciting! I'm supposed to be making handmade gifts for my sisters and sis-in-law for Christmas. They're making blankets, scarves, and jewelry. I got nothin'. Is it cheating if I come shopping at The Simple Wife? (i think not!)

Linda t

Ooooh, I love it Joanne!
How exciting! LOVE give-aways!
Gotta go check out your shop!


can't wait to check out the shop!! Love the little doorhanger!



Hi Joanne-

It's very cute. Count me in too. Missi :-)


Did you make that yourself ? It is really cute. Count me in.


How adorable! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.

Holly Smith

You are so very clever! It must be a special gift from the LORD. I love your handiwork, friend.
Let's get together soon...Yeah, yeah, yeah :)
Much Love,


Very cute! Count me in!


How exciting to reach post #500, and open a little shop, and offer giveaways! I'm so thankful for having found your blog!


Thank you, Joanne! This doorhanger is lovely! And thank you for continuing to share your life and your walk with the Lord through this blog. Your post about roasting hotdogs over the fire made me want to do that, too, the next time we have a fire in the fireplace. Thank you!


I love this Joanne! Just think how much you can save on shipping if you draw my name.



Very cute! Count me in, please!



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Cindi Hoppes

Hi, Your Christmas Door Hanger is adorable. Please put me in your contest drawing. Thanks,Cindi

Bev Brandon

that is absolutely adorable...sign me in

Sarah Miller

I read your book over the summer and it has inspired me and helped me SO MUCH! Now I am enjoying your blog...daily! My husband keeps asking, "Who is this Simple Wife?" Funny! I love the door hanger! Thanks for your insight.


I heard you on MBI Midday Connection in either Jan or Feb and then got your book. Making small changes has changed (in a postitive way) the life I want for my family. They will remember the trip to Disneyworld, but they will be better people because I took the time to stand on the front doorstep in my robe and wave to them until their dad's car pulled around the corner! I used your tutorial to make a wonderful bun for my daughter's first Communion and I am embracing my limited craftiness following your tutorials! So please count me in on the drawing! I love the website and the "simple living" philosophy you've introduced to me! Blessings, Laura


Ooh! Yes, count me in , too! What a sweet decoration. And congrats on 500 -- what a milestone! :)

Melissa Markham

That is adorable! Count me in! Thanks!


My door is very not festive right now. I think this is really cute!


oh, it's so cute, please count me in...I would hang it with pride. thanks!


cute! i'm always looking to add to my Christmas decorations!

kim pecot

I said I was going to do this today and I am! I will be ordering a few zippy purses tomorrow. I am half way through Living Simply and am finding I am making some small chages in my life already!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

That is sooo cute! Count me in please.

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Jennifer Medeiros

Hi Joanne,

What a darling handmade door hanger. I would love to be part of your contest drawing:) Thank you for your inspires me daily.


ooh - I almost failed to enter! How cute is that?!


Hi! I enjoy reading your blog. Enter me please!

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