Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Favorites & a little GIVEAWAY!

 Happy December 1st! I am so excited for Christmas this year so I just had to post about it! :) First, in terms of baby updates, I passed my glucose test!! Holiday sweets, here I come! I dove right in to Christmas baking the other night while putting together a package for my brother who is in college. I figured he & his roommates could use some festive treats & I could SAMPLE them all. I found this awesome recipe for a Christmas Snack Mix which was way easy & seriously addicting. Something you could definitely throw together last minute.

I have been loving RED lately! I realized that on a daily basis, all of the things below put me in the Christmas spirit.
 Philosophy Candy Cane Shower Gel - the mintyness is perfect for waking up in the morning.
Red Glitter OPI nail polish "Gettin' Miss Piggy With It" - obsessed with this color, but best to put on your toes because this glitter is a pain to take off
Starbucks Peppermint Mocha - Christmas in a cup!
Bath & Body Works Candle "Marshmallow Peppermint" - If I could eat this, I would
Kate Spade Holiday Socks - these are pricey, but I will buy anything that is red & pink striped, also, the white & gold socks that come with it aren't too shabby either :)

Side note: I think this would be a great Christmas GIFT IDEA! Put all of these items in a gift bag (probably stick with a gift card rather than throwing a drink in there - but it's your choice) & give to your favorite people, great gift under $50!
Also in my ramblings of red holiday love... this little onesie that I bought the other day is the most festive thing ever!! I love it so much, I really, really want one in my size!! Purchased from Eight Baby Legs etsy shop.


Last but not least, a GIVEAWAY! After reading the overwhelming love for the red glittery reusable coffee sleeve from Starbucks that I mentioned in a previous post... and hearing that most of you weren't able to find them near you.... I happened to find another one the other day & snatched it up to give to one of YOU! Just leave a comment if you love it & I will use random.org to pick a winner this weekend :)

127 comments:

  1. Hi! I absolutely LOVE how creative you are!!! :) I am expecting in April and just really get a kick out of reading your blog. You inspired me to start my own, and I use your "questions". Thanks for all of your ideas!

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  2. I LOVE the coffee sleeve and haven't seen it anywhere!

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  3. awesome giveaway, Jessica! I couldn't find them where I live & I love it!!
    Xo

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  4. I would love to win this giveaway. Love reading your updates, and congratulations on your pregnancy!

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  5. I love the coffee sleeve AND your favorite things!

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  6. I saw that most and immediately (relatively) went to Starbucks to pick one up for my sister as a stocking stuffer, but I too couldn't find one! I love your blog, you are so clever!

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  7. I lovvvved the coffee sleeve! I would love to win! That O.P.I. color is so festive! Love it

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  8. I love the red sparkly coffee sleeve - I haven't seen them before your blog! Love your baby posts!

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  9. Oh I would love to have it and I think I really need to go get that philosophy body wash asap!! :)

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  10. Love your cute baby blog! I'm due early March with my third (first boy though) :) you'll love having a girl!! They are awesome!

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  11. Love that onesie! It's adorable!

    Christmas is my fave time of year too!

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  12. Cute stuff! Those red cups definitely put me in a festive mood :) I have an 8-month old, and love putting him in his Christmas pjs ;)

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  13. I've been reading your blog pretty much every day, even though I'm not expecting. You're totally talented and very creative =)

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  14. Such a great idea for a gift. Yes I looked for the glitter coffee collar/java jacket too. No such luck! :(

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  15. Just seeing the picture of all those things makes me SO happy!! (:

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  16. I love how you decorate your fireplace! Can you post your Christmas fireplace decor??

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  17. CONGRATS on passing your glucose test! I have mine Monday, my due date is Feb. 26th! Well, for one, I am a fellow starbucks addict and LOVE that sleeve... it's perfect for the holiday season. And like you, the peppermint mocha is among my faves! (Absolute favorite is the Tuxedo-- half mocha half white mocha...mmm!) Anyhoot, that's so sweet of you to have a giveaway.

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  18. cute blog, and you crack me up with your honesty. i hope i look as stunning as you do when i am pregnant. congrats on the baby girl!!!!

    -margot

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  19. LOVE that candles from BBW! My hubby and I just stocked up on some festive candles last weekend, that one included! PS- I LOVE the coffee sleeve :)

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  20. I loved the coffee sleeve =)! I love keeping up with your blog as well, being pregnant myself. You are about 8 weeks ahead of me..so it's nice to see what I have in store for myself! Keep up the good work!

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  21. I definitely love it !
    thanks for the giveaway
    look forward to the winner <3


    xoxo
    Melina

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  22. I love the sparkly red coffee sleeve ;-)
    -Olivia

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  23. yes all those things are my fave things for christmas too! (especially the candle!)

    and id love the starbucks sleeve!!!!

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  24. Love your blog. And I also craved beer my whole pregnancy. Yum

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  25. The whole Muppets OPI collection is to DIE for! I instructed my husband they all of them would make great stocking stuffers... fingers crossed he got the hint!

    Also the coffee sleeve was sold out at my local starbucks!

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  26. Love the coffee sleeve and I haven't been able to find it!

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  27. I love your blog! You have GREAT ideas :)
    And I love the sparkly Starbucks sleeve!!
    -Amanda M.

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  28. Pretty sure i need to go pick me up some new OPI- that color is FAB! And i looked for the coffee sleeve and couldn't find any, and they are so cute, i wouldn't mind having one ;)

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  29. Love your blog! :) I have recently started following you and I think you are adorable!

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  30. I love the sparkly coffee sleeve and your blog!!

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  31. I absolutely LOVE that festive onesie! I'm a big fan of ruffles, so that's right up my alley! : )

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  32. I stumbled across your blog through Pinterest, was looking through your posts and realized that I knew you! I met you and your husband through a friend of mine. We had a mutual obsession with Kim Kardashian. Such a small world! Congrats on your baby!

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  33. I love OPI & LOVE glitter! Im going to try & find it this week! I have been looking for the coffee sleeve all over town & cant find it! such a bummer, I hope you have an awesome first week of Christmas!!!

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  34. RED RED RED!! Great post & great ideas!! I looked for the sleeve last week and our Starbuck's didn't have it! Hope to win one! :)

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  35. Can't go wrong with Red and/or Glitter!!!!

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  36. I live in small town Nova Scotia, Canada and don't even have a Starbucks within a one hour radius of me - it's all Tim Horton's up here! Super miss living in BC and getting daily Chai Tea Latte's! Mmm. Now they're a special treat when I'm travelling as most airports have a Starbucks inside. Would love that sparkly sleeve :)

    Elle from http://allicanthinkisthisismylife.com

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  37. I love all of your Red favorite things! I found you through pinterest and you have a lovely blog! Congrats on your little bundle of joy on the way!: )

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  38. I do love the sleeve! It's pretty awesome. And I love reading your blog...I've been following for a while now but this is my first comment. I love all your posts... you're so cute and creative!

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  39. Love the red coffee cup sleeve! Also found you through pinterest and just read most of your blog in one sitting--procrastinating at work.

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  40. Yay for sparkles and hot cocoa (I'm more of a hot cocoa girl, especially now whilst being preggers.) But seriously doesn't Starbucks have the best seasonal drinks? Oh yum.

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  41. Love your blog! I just had a baby and have loved reliving pregnancy through you! And I love all your red stuff, especially Sbux!

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  42. Love all your red ideas and the coffee sleeve!!

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  43. Oh, I would love the coffee cup sleeve!! I've been following you through Pinterest. So excited for you and your little one!

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  44. Whoa, that coffee sleeve is popular! But I don't blame everyone for loving it, it's super adorable. I love that you love red! It's my fav right now too, especially red with glitter. Your blog is absolutely precious!

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  45. Ohh, how I LOVE peppermint things especially some Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. I have to try the philosophy Candy Cane Shower Gel now.

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  46. This post got me all kinds of excited for the holidays! Are you ready for your third trimester? =) I think I'm only a week behind you, and I'm amazed that you can still fit in your jeans using the hair tie trick - lucky! I had to succumb to maternity work pants and corduroys weeks ago (loving cords right now). Anyway, best of luck entering the third and final frontier ... and happy holidays!

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  47. Came across your blog from Pinterest, and I love it! I'm also expecting a baby girl - a few weeks after you :) Would love that coffee sleeve as well!!

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  48. Congratulations! I love reading your blog (I have it bookmarked!) & now I'm about to embark on a journey to find me this marshmallow peppermint candle.YUM!

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  49. Love your blog:) We just found out we are expecting - due summer 2012 - our first little one...so I love reading your blog:) Love all your ideas and your amazingly creative weekly chalkboard pictures!

    Happy Holidays! Ashley

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  50. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the red, very tis the season. I love reading your blog for all the great ideas!!!

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  51. I would love the coffee sleeve!! :)

    LOVE your blog And also....... how do I find you on pinterest?

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  52. Candy Cane stripes are my FAVORITE holiday decor! Red is just so christmas-y, and you add glitter and starbucks...pure joy! I love your blog and your chalkboard is adorable, cant wait to see nursery pictures!

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  53. Oh how I would love to win this! Merry Christmas!

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  54. Would love that sparkly sleeve :)I do not have a Starbucks in my town and wont be near one until mid Dec and Im sure by then itll be to late since they are so FAB!

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  55. "Gettin Miss Piggy with it" hahaha love it and the coffee sleeve was adorable :)

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  56. I'm loving all things red as well! Happy December 1st!

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  57. Hey! Merry Christmas to you! I love watching the bump grow on your website and seeing your beautiful artwork. I also saw your red glittery Starbucks drink sleeve and LOVE it!!! I checked my locate Starbucks and had no luck. I was also unable to find them online. If I am the lucky one, I would definately repay you for finding it! I could send you a $5 Starbucks card in return so that you can buy yourself a Peppermint Mocha! Yum!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Michelle Kain
    michellekain@att.net

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  58. I want to go but that shower gel and the candle now...and maybe a mocha! :) Decaf though because I am also pregnant about a week or so behind you! :)

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  59. I love the red starbucks holder!!! I also love all things red and have the same nail polish!! It's so festive! :)

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  60. Oo I love that Starbucks sleeve! Living in Seattle it would definitely come in handy, so cute!

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  61. I LOVE your blog! I've been following since about week 12 or 13 and finding to be something I look forward to reading weekly! You seem to be such a fun, spuky, energetic, CREATIVE person and I can only strive to be 1/2 of what you are! As my husband and I struggle to conceive a child ourselves, I find much joy in the happy pregnancy stories of others like you! And p.s I ♥ CHRISTMAS, too!!!!

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  62. mmmm that Marshmallow peppermint candle looks yummy!!..and and Um...id LOVE that sparkly cup coozie!!!:)

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  63. I love reading your blog. I'm 6 weeks behind you so I love knowing what's to come. (I'd also love to win the coffee sleeve)

    Toni

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  64. I love all things glitter....and coffee too of course :)

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  65. I'm loving the red, the holidays, and your blog! Too cute! (: Ooh and I like the coffee sleeve

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  66. My morning coffee needs a little bling!

    ahck9(@)(mail)(.)(missouri)(.)(edu)

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  67. Ah, I am loving your blog. Just found out we're pregnant and am looking for women who tell it like it is (or will be). I laughed at the belly button and if the wedding rings still fit reports every week. Congrats!

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  68. How exciting! I have been looking for that little red cup holder ever since you posted it. I'm due just a couple weeks after you, on March 12th. I have loved following your blog and seeing someone just ahead of me. Congrats on your sweet girl, mine is Annabelle!

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  69. How exciting! I've been looking for that little red sparkle since you posted about it, none of my Starbucks sell it :(
    I'm due on March 12th with a girl as well, Annabelle, just a couple weeks behind you. I love following your blog, congrats!

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  70. I love the coffee sleeve :))

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  71. Your hands can never be too warm, I'd love it!

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  72. I enjoy your blog. I'm getting excited to see your little one. I don't drink coffee, so if I win, please give it to the person below me. :)

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  73. i love you and your blog and would love the cozy! : )

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  74. I love your blog! I wish you the best of luck! I hope I win :)

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  75. They need to make a shirt for women that looks like that onesie! soo cute! And who doesnt love a little sparkle around the holidays, or ever for that matter :)

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  76. mmmm glitter. it makes my heart happy. i wouldn't mind a sparkly little coffee (hot chocolate) sleeve. and where was that onesie when my daughter was a baby? too cute!

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  77. i actually did look for the red sleeve when i was in starbucks the other day and was so bummer to not find it!! and i seriously love that nail polish! may be adding it to my list of things id like to find in my stocking

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  78. i absolutely love the coffee sleeve and haven't seen it anywhere!

    arogers1990(at)embarqmail(dot)com

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  79. Clearly the giveaway is a hit!! :) Love all the red holiday ideas...going to try to piece this together for Christmas gifts!

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  80. I think this coffee sleeve would bring me much joy this holiday season!!

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  81. Love your updates!!! Are you on babycenter?

    Xoxo Sarah

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  82. Love the Starbucks sleeve! It would make my morning treat so much better :) Love reading your blog, you crack me up w/ your pregnancy updates :) Plan on making a chalkboard just like yours! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  83. Drinking coffee in style. Love it!

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  84. That sleeve is super cute! And we're due on the same day (2.22.12 woohoo!)

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  85. Love reading your blog...the chalkboard idea to document your pregnancy progress is so clever :) Please enter my name in the giveaway!

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  86. I looked for the coffee sleeve at my Starbucks and they didn't have any :( I'd love to be entered in the contest.

    iheartsoylattes[at]gmail[dot]com

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  87. Due March 26th with my 3rd and not giving up my Starbucks...sure could use a fashionable and festive cup sleeve :) Happy Holidays!

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  88. Love Starbucks and LOVE that coffee sleeve. Found your blog on Pinterest and now I love coming to catch up on your ideas and pregnancy. Congrats :)

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  89. Love your blog! I will be documenting my pregnancy soon too, just waiting to tell family first! :) Love the Starbucks sleeve, crossing my fingers! ;)

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  90. I'd love an entry into the draw!

    Love your blog :)

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  91. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the starbucks sleeve and love your blog! I have searched for the sleeve at the local starbucks and have not found- would be so cool to win one!

    I love starbucks and their holiday drinks!! My fav is the pumpkin spice latte, but the peppermint mocha is another fav :-)

    I can't wait for more updates on Baby Garvin....my own little baby girl is due in April !

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  92. What a sweet idea! I'm due May 4! -Jessica

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  93. I was SO looking for this...must have! :)

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  94. Been following you for a while now and love all your updates about baby and life! I'm 2 days shy of 15 weeks so it's fun to hear about someone ahead of me and what you go through.

    I LOVE THE RED STARBUCKS SLEEVE!!!

    Red has always been a favorite of mine...especially during this season!

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  95. I have followed your blog obsessively since I saw your chalkboard on pinterest. My husband and I had a chalkboard and I saw your idea and had just gotten pregnant so I started doing weekly updates on it! Unfortunately, I only got to do weeks 5, 6, 7 and 8 because on Tuesday at 8 weeks and 3 days, our little baby went to heaven. <3 wishing you luck and health in your pregnancy!

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  96. Your blog is adorable, Love the chalkboard idea :) -Ashley N.

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  97. Wow! Look at all these comments! I think the sleeve is such a fun and festive way to drink my new pregnancy addiction: Starbuck's Chai Tazo Tea Latte...mmmmm.....Damn it, now I want one right now with a cinnamon roll.

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  98. Found your blog through pinterest and love your chalkboard idea! Wish I had thought of something like that! I'm pregnant with my 1st baby, so maybe baby #2 will get the crafts :)

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  99. i love it!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  100. Red is my favorite color, so these things just make me smile!! :) You are not kidding that glitter polish is AWFUL to take off!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! :)

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  101. Love the coffee sleeve and any Christmas-y drinks! Oh great, now I want some peppermint hot chocolate. Thanks a lot. ;-)

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  102. I love your blog! I found you one night when I was googling something for baby. I am pregnant and due about a week after you! We are also having a girl, and I love to see the sweet stuff you come up with! Hope your feeling as good as I am in the third trimester!

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  103. I love it!!! Would look great around a chai!!!

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  104. I would love that red coffee sleeve!

    stardust336(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. I sure wouldn't mind winning that little beauty myself!

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  106. Love your blog! What a fun way to document your pregnancy. I too love that sparkly sleeve! VERY cute!

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  107. I loveee it. I love your blog and I hope I can start drinking my coffee in style!

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  108. Reading your blog is such a pick-me-up lol :)

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  109. ahhh I do love it!!!
    I randomly found you through Pinterest a couple months ago- and have been reading about you like I know you ever since!! ;)

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  110. I've been reading for awhile and thought this was the perfect time to become an offical follower! I love reading your bump updates because I'm 11 weeks pregnant!

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  111. how fun! love that sleeve & your blog!! I just started following & can't wait to make a chalkboard for our pregnancy journey!! You are so creative!:)

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  112. Waiting for Name ideas too! Please enter me in that giveaway, would love the sleeve!

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  113. Totally love the glitter sleeve!.!.!.!

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  114. Been looking for the coffee sleeve like crazy!!! And LOVE your blog!! its a blast to read :)

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  115. I found your blog on pinterest. I love watching your belly grow! I am due March 20th with a baby girl too and couldn't be any more excited! I love all of your posts and suggestions! I also lve Starbucks! Merry Christmas to the Garvin familyM

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  116. Congrats on that baby girl:)Please pick me for that coffee sleeve it rocks!

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  117. I found your blog on pinterest!!! I have been using your chalkboard for my inspiration for my own... Okay I have been basically copying a lot of your boards :) I started at 12 weeks and today I am 21 weeks due in April with our baby girl!!!

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  118. I would love to be entered for the sparkly sleeve!! My fave color is red and I'm a big coffee drinker so it would be perfect!

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  119. I am obsessed with anything Christmas themed!! Love all of the items you chose, and of course would love to win the sleeve! Love the blog, I too am pregnant and due in January, so I can relate!

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