Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blanket Scarf Tutorial

Before we get to the important business of blanket scarves, a big congratulations to
Molly Middleton!!!
You won the monogrammed burlap tree skirt!!!  Shoot me an email, Molly!!!

So I realize that I"m like the last person in the world to jump on the "blogger scarf" bandwagon, but I'm on it and plan on staying on it all winter.  Why?  BECAUSE I GET TO WEAR A BLANKET!!!  That's why! :)

If I can wear a blanket disguised as a cardigan then I can definitely get on board with a blanket masquerading as a scarf.  Amen. The one I've been wearing the JUNK out of is from TaraLynn's and I was so giddy to wear it I forgot to pick up the laundry in the background of my outfit pic on Friday.  Who am I kidding... there is pretty much always laundry in the background of my pics :)

Friday was FREEZING And I wore it with a mustard sweater, military jacket AND puffer vest.  Oh, and furry boots to boot.

Sunday I threw it on again with a polka dot blazer...


and I put it on with my leggings and a big cardi to take Griffin to Presley's party on Sunday.

And then I wore it again yesterday with a cream sweater, brown cords, military jacket and TOMS flats.

After posting several pics of my scarf on IG, people pretty much DEMANDED a tutorial on how I wear it without it feeling like it was eating my face :)  I attempted a photo tutorial, but I couldn't convey what I wanted to say sooooooooooooo I bit the bullet and made a tutorial video. EEEP!
This is one take, post working all day, cell phone propped up on a box of q-tips and the kids stool.... try your hardest not to be TOO impressed, k?  :)


Several thoughts...
1) I should have reapplied my eye makeup
2) I say "good stuff" A LOT
3) What to do with my hands?!?!?! hahaha

I hope that the video and my instructions made sense!!!  And that you can all wear your blanket scarves without feeling claustrophobic now :)

The scarf in all my pics above is super versatile adn goes with TONS, but Tara has LOTS of other fun options as well. I love this buffalo plaid and black/white tartan option...

And if you decide to order a scarf, you should probably just go ahead and order one (or all!) of these bracelets...

They're big and chunky and SUPER good quality.  They sparkle like crazy and are fun to stack or mix in with other bracelets.  They would make really fun Christmas presents for some of the ladies on your list as well!


One last thing about the video.... can we talk about the awkward wave I did at the beginning??? I may post it at the end of every one of my blog posts now like I'm waving "bye".  Seriously.  I am NOT made for TV ;)

Enjoy your day!!!  Now go practice wrapping your scarves! :)

Don't have a FABULOUS scarf to practice on??? No worries!  Enter below to win won for yourself!


Thank you and shout out to TaraLynns for providing me with the scarf to give away.  I purchased my scarf and loved it so much I wanted to share it  with the world. hahaha    Also, this post contains affiliate links, which just means that if you click on a link and purchase what I've linked to, I'll receive a commission. Thank you for reading and fot supporting my blog!  Love y'all!

234 comments:

  1. You are so cute, Andrea. :) I wanna be like you when I grow up. :) Hope GG is feeling better!!

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  2. I love it!! Your too cute...Love reading your blog!!

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  3. I love love your blanket scarf!!!!

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  4. I don't even wear scarves but I still watched the video because you are too cute!!!

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  5. Love a big scarf! It's freezing in MN.

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  6. I am so excited about this post!! I have two blanket scarves that are laying in the closet, and I have had no clue how to wear them!! I'm breaking one out today! ;) thanks for sharing!

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  7. I need a blanket scarf! And live your video!. Samantha pisano . Samt824@yahoo.com

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  8. Thank you Andrea!!! How sweet are you?!?

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  9. I have a summery scarf from Old Navy that I wear kind of like that. :) Haven't got a wintery blanket scarf yet.

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  10. I loved every bit of your tutorial. And I have to say, I think the wave was my favorite part! Good stuff.
    ;)

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  11. I love the scarf even more after your video! And your comments have me dying laughing! You sound just like me! Hahah. Have an awesome day :)

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  12. Greta tutorial! And, I love the different ways you styled that scarf! So fun!!

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  13. Such a a fabulous scarf! And you are too cute in your tutorial!!

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  14. You are super cute. :) Thanks so much for going out of your comfort zone and doing this! I have this exact scarf and I'm constantly feeling swallowed up by it. This is perfect!

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  15. I found a smaller blanket scarf at Old Navy this weekend but was scared to try to attempt to wear it. Now I know how! Thanks so much for the post!

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  16. Great video!! Would love a blanket scarf!

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  17. thanks for the video. It was very helpful. I had no idea how to wear a blanket scarf.

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  18. Thanks for the tutorial. Hope G is feeling better

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  19. I laughed at your "suffocating" comment. Exactly how I've felt before. Will give your tutorial a try.

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  20. LOVE your blog! Your video was cute! ;-)

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  21. Love, love, love! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. And hope griffin is feeling better

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  23. Best blanket scarf tutorial ever! I need one in my life

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  24. I live where the air hurts my face ;) so a blanket scarf, warm temps & some sunshine would do a heart so e good :)

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  25. Thank you for this. Going to attempt...ha, ha.....and you are just the cutest thing....really, you should do video tutorials more often.....you were real, personable and down to earth......thanks for the info!!!!

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  26. Thank you for that tutorial!! ....and I always have a basket full of laundry somewhere too!

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  27. I thought you did great! It is hard to make scarves look casually thrown together :-)

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  28. Love the scarf! I actually bought a yard of fabric from joanns in a similar print that I was going to sew into an infinity scarf. I bet I could just wear it as is. :)

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  29. Thanks for the scarf tutorial - it looks so great!

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  30. Haha look like a boy scout! Hilarious! Thanks for this! Happy Wednesday to you :)

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  31. I wanna win! I need that blanket scarf, stat!
    DanielleF

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  32. Loved the tutorial and you are just darlin! :) I need this scarf in my life!!

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  33. thanks for the tutorial! love the scarf and the wave :)

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  34. I need a plaid blanket scarf in my life! Love it :)

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  35. Awww, so cute. Your video just made me smile! Thanks for the great info!!!

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  36. So fun! Love both scarves you pictured!
    -Rachel Lee

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  37. You are just the cutest. Love both scarves you have.

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  38. Love these scarfs!
    Rachel Peterson

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  39. You know what I loved the most? Getting to hear your voice! It is always nice to be able to connect the fave and the voice, now it really feels like I know you! Love the scarf you showed!

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  40. Yay for giveaway! I have loved scarfs long before there was a bandwagon. Wore the tiny scarfs tied around neck when I worked at Harold Powell (RIP) ca 1998 and been wearing them ever since!!

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  41. You are just the cutest! I love reading your blog (came here from Sheaffer and Shay!)
    Thanks for the tutorial...I love the way those big scarves look on others, but could never figure out how to NOT look like I'm drowning in one!
    Jan Fisher

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  42. You are just too cute! Loved your video!

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  43. OMG! After watching that video and seeing your comments on it I think we should be BFF's. Even if it is totally one sided (mine) it is happening! haha! Such "good stuff!!"
    Julie

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  44. You are so funny! I vote for videos more often! ;)
    -Justina Jacks

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  45. Thank you so much for this tutorial and I love the scarf!!

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  46. Cutest thing ever! The wave pic has me making the crying laughing emoti face!!

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  47. I totally need a blanket scarf while photographing here in Texas!! LOVE your video also! ;)

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  48. I'm so glad that you did a tutorial! I have a blanket scarf, but have only worn it once because I think I look like a fool! Now maybe I can wear it more often ;)

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  49. Thanks for the great tutorial!!

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  50. The tutorial was adorable and perfect - thank you!!!

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  51. Love the big warm scarves, fun giveaway!!

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  52. Loving that first scarf! Up here in Maryland we are always in desperate need of more layers.

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  53. Thanks for posting...loved the wave :)

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  54. It is so funny to finally hear your voice. It is just like I thought it would be, caring, and very sweet. Love your blog, and the pics of your mini, as you know make my day!

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  55. You're too cute! Thanks for teaching us!!

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  56. I have a love/hate relationship with scarves, but when I love, I LOVE. Lots of color, lots of volume, lots of patter, lots of everything. More is more.

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  57. I love the video! I don't have a plaid scarf yet so this will be perfect:-)

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  58. I have to admit I laughed during the video! Thanks for the tutorial (SO helpful) and plus, it's nice to know you are a real, normal, funny person. :)

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  59. Great job! The scarves are so cute!

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  60. I had no idea that scarf was so big until you unwrapped it! It looks very warm and cozy!

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  61. You look adorable! Scarf is darling!

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  62. The video only made me adore you more. Awkward wave right back at ya, sister!

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  63. Thanks so much for sharing! Very helpful!
    Have a blessed day!

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  64. You are too stinkin adorable...love the video! Wondering if you could tie the ends together right away and then wrap it around like an infinity scarf?! That seems like it could work too! I was for sure on the fence about a blanket scarf but you may have convinced me that it won't eat my face, ha!

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  65. Scarf is soooo cute! Love the plaid!

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  66. so bummed the tan is sold out! it is gorgeous! Will need to stalk!

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  67. Love the scarf! Love your wave at the end.

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  68. #1 - I totally shared your video because my girlies need to learn to tie like you :) #2 - I loved your wave! Though we have never met, I just believe you are a sweet person! Thanks for teaching us! I am excited to see Tara's stuff!

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  69. Ooh I could use a blanket scarf at work! Thanks for the tutorial, I used to find them intimidating to wear but you make it look so easy!! Thanks!!

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  70. You are so cute! I think you rocked your tutorial video- I know it's so awkward to video yourself- but you did great!! I love reading your blog and would love the blanket scarf. Thanks for a fun giveaway!
    Sara T

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  71. That was the best tutorial I've ever seen...short, sweet, and fun! Thank you for helping me make sure my blanket scarf doesn't eat my face off haha.

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  72. Love the scarves!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  73. Perfect timing...I've been pinning tutorials on how to tie scarves! Thanks for this one!

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  74. Thanks for the tutorial. I have been really wanting a blanket scarft and am loving the tan and blue one from Tara Lynn's. :)

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  75. All I can say is that you are adorable! :) Great tutorial and so fun to put a voice with the blog I read every day!! :)

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  76. Thanks for the tip!

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  77. I love blanket scarfs!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  78. I wore mine yesterday because I just couldn't wait until today for your tutorial...and now I'm kicking myself because my scarf was definitely "eating my face". Should have waited for your video!

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  79. love the scarf and tutorial, thanks for posting. Just saw a blanket scarf recently at a store and because i could not figure out how to wrap it i did not purchase it and it was at a great price ugggg!

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  80. Omg I die - your tutorial is awesome. When I got my plaid one in the mail, I messed with it for some time until I found the perfect way to wear it. Totally want more blanket scarves in my life.

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  81. I'm in love with scarves this year!

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  82. Awesome tutorial! I totally needed one of these scarves dropping off my kiddos at PS this morning!

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  83. Andrea, I love your blog. You always make me laugh!! BTW, love the scarves, also.

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  84. I would love to give one of these a try. Your video was cute and I think you did a great job explaining what to do!

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  85. Yep. I totally wish I lived in McKinney so I could be your friend. Ha! I just bought a big ol' scarf so thanks for showing how it's done! You're cute as ever!
    -Jessica

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  86. I love wearing scarves. Thanks for the new technique! :)

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  87. Such a great topic! I get so frustrated trying to get my scarves to cooperate and not strangle me :)

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  88. LOVE this scarf! on my way to snag one (: thank you!

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  89. Your video was awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. I currently do not own a blanket scarf and it would be awesome to have in my collection.

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  90. Thank you for the tutorial! I needed it! Ps you are so adorable!

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  91. I always feel claustrophobic in scarves. I'll have to try this tying method. Thanks!

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  92. I love the black/white one because it looks houndstooth to me! Roll Tide!

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  93. I love your blog and you seriously seem SO nice! I have that same scarf and love it but would love the black and white one too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. Your tutorial was instructive and fun! (Love all the kiddo background voices hehe) Thanks for keeping it real
    Whitney

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  95. You need to do more videos!!! I loved it!! Wish you lived in SC so we could be buddies!!! :)

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  96. I seriously love your blog, you are so precious. That wave though...the cutest! Keep on doing you, you are such an inspiration and encouragement to all who read this blog. (:

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  97. So fun! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  98. Your style is so cute! I would love one of these blanket scarves!

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  99. I just found your blog and it's so dang cute! Crossing my fingers for this because I have been DYING for a blanket scarf!!!

    I'm Getting There

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  100. You are such a real mom and I always love the content on your blog!! :)

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  101. Love your blog and the scarf!! Hope you're having a nice day!

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  102. Love your blog and style!! It was a great tutorial!!

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  103. Thanks for the tutorial! You are always so cute!

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  104. I love anything buffalo plaid! That red and black scarf is so cute!

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  105. Thanks for the tutorial, you were adorable! :)

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  106. Thank you for the tutorial. I also loved seeing the pics of all the outfits you wore with the scarf! Your blog is great!

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  107. Love the scarf, and you! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  108. Now I want to get home to try this out! Thanks for tutorial and you're not nearly as awkward as you think you are :)

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  109. I love ALL kinds of scarfs, especially this one!

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  110. Love the tutorial I will have to try it out

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  111. You are the cutest!! And did I hear you say shameless plug? ;) haha too funny!

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  112. Love the scarf and the awkward wave haha!! You sound so much like Auntie Joyce, it's crazy!

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  113. Thank you for the tutorial. I have always wondered how to tye them.

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  114. Love the video! Thanks for the help!

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  115. Hi Andrea - such a great tutorial and your video was adorbs! Very helpful honestly and I would love a big blanket scarf, thanks for doing a giveaway for your readers!! :)

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  116. Thanks! I have one and always feel like it's attacking me when I wear it!!

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  117. You are so cute!!! Loved the video :)

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  118. You are too cute in your video! Thanks or the tutorial--and the wave is sweet!

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  119. That was adorable!! Brings back memories of my awful Ice Bucket Challenge video!

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  120. From Vancouver, Canada I LOVE your blog! You are so real and down to earth.

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  121. Thanks for the tutorial! Love that scarf!!

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  122. Okay, I've been reading your blog for nearly a year now...and somehow I never ever pictured you with such a dainty little Southern voice! Too cute!! Also....I had this playing this morning and my 5-year-old son was next to me on the couch...we live in New England (aka NO Southern drawl) annnnd I don't have bangs and he said, "It's you, Mommy!" Ummm what?! lol

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  123. Love reading your blog and you always look so cute!!

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  124. You are so cute!! I LOVE the scarf!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  125. Thanks for the adorable tutorial! Love your blog!
    Doreen S.

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  126. I guess I need to add a blanket scarf to my Christmas List! I love it!

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  127. Just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so glad I did, it's adorable! And I do love a great scarf!!! :)

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  128. Thanks for the tutorial! I must have a blanket scarf!

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  129. Such a cute scarf! Your tutorial was so adorable!

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  130. Pretty sure I didn't know blanket scarves were a thing and I couldn't figure out why my scarves were never as big and puffy as everyone else's!!! Thank you for opening my eyes...now I have to go because I have a date with my debit card.

    P.S. Loved the video! Awkward wave and all :)

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  131. Love the plaid blanket scarf!

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  132. Need a blanket scarf now! I love your cute little voice:)

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  133. Great video and that scarf goes with everything!

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  134. I love your tutorial! You did great! Katie A

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  135. I want this scarf so bad!!! Thanks for the tutorial---I'm off to check out these shiny bracelets. :)

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  136. I'm excited to learn to tie this type of scarf! Thanks for the video!

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  137. Thanks for the tutorial! I need a blanket scarf now!

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  138. You were adorable in the video! I would love a blanket scarf!

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  139. Lovd your blog and sense of style!!!

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  140. You are so cute, so glad your sweet girl is feeling better.

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  141. So glad she is feeling better. :) I've had my eye on one of these scarves for WAY TOO LONG!!! :)

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  142. Great tutorial. Love the scarf!

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  143. u did a great job and I love that scarf want it so bad! I have had my eye on this forever and need to just go for it esp now that i know how to wear it correctly

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  144. Oh...my....goodness....I thought you were adorable before but after hearing your sweet spunky voice I totally get why so many people adore you!!

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  145. Cute cute! You teache well...no wonder your students love you!

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  146. You are super cute. It wasn't awkward at all! Love your blog and loved hearing your voice.

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  147. Cute and very informative video. I can totally tell you are a teacher. This coming from a former teacher. :)

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  148. Thanks for the tutorial! I ordered one of these scarfs a few weeks ago.

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  149. That was the cutest video! Now I need a blanket scarf!

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  150. Love love this scarf, and your video is just adorable. You would be fab on tv!

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  151. Love this!! Totally gonna try it your way!! You are so fun!! :)

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  152. Obsessed with blanket scarves--love that this one is plaid!!

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  153. Love, Love, Love this scarf!!!!!!!!!

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  154. Love it. I wear scarves all.year.long.

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  155. You're too cute! Love the blanket scarf...have to get me one!

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