Friday, August 13, 2010

The World is so big.....and a BIG giveaway!

Popping in from the kitchen again this week--I've been experimenting with rhubarb this week. Experimentation is always potentially dangerous, so if you're my guest tonight, beware! Hehe.

When I agonize about my new off-the-plan stage of life (which happens a few times a day--I think the hubby can say "Oh, sweetie, what you're doing is SO valuable and you'll figure it all out!" in his sleep by now!), what always relaxes me is to remind myself of this: The world is so big.

There are so many potential jobs and opportunities. So many different kinds of lives I could create.

I made this page so I wouldn't forget:


The world is so big, and I will find my place in it.

And now.................

the reason you came (if you're new, welcome!): a giveaway.

When my hubby was buying me my Studio Calico goodies while I was taking the bar, I warned him in no uncertain terms that Sugar Woods was going to go quick. So in his rush to get me this add-on, his fingers were a little too sticky and we ended up with two!

In honor of my upcoming 100th post, this lovely kit is going to be one of YOURS.

The kit is packed with beautiful papers, including a new Dear Lizzy fabric piece, fun embellishments, and this cute little alpha stamp



Feel free to check out the Studio Calico site for a list of contents.

To ENTER, please leave a comment below. If this is your first time here, or you have a private Google blogger account, please leave your email address so I can find you if you win. If you are at a non-US address, we can work something out with the shipping:).

Comments will close Tuesday morning at 9am.

Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend! What are your plans?

And more importantly, have you ever had any disasters (or smashing successes) with rhubarb?

106 comments:

  1. So generous of you :) This add-on was sold out before I had a chance to purchase it. Just love that stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Thanks! I've never made anything with rhubarb but my mom makes a mean rhubarb crisp!

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  3. My your hubby's fingers are nimble! So so generous of you Keshet and congrat's on your upcoming 100th post! Your blog is one of my fav's :) This picture of you is so cute and I love the bracket you cut. You will figure things out, the right opportunity will come your way, I just know it! Oh and I don't have any advice about rhubarb, can't stand it!

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  4. I LOVE all of this! It was sold out before I had the chance to buy it as well! Thanks so much for the chance to win a great blog !!!

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  5. You have a great blog! I wanted the sugar woods add on and I didn't get the main kit, but it sold out too quick so this is an awesome chance to win it. If I have to wait two more months before I can get that alpha stamp I might go crazy!

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  6. I LOVE rhubarb...rhubarb and ginger crumble with custard is my favourite - real comfort food. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway - this was my first month without a sub/kit and sugar woods was my all time favourite. Lovely colours, chipboard and those alpha stamps... I'm in the UK so happy to help out with shipping if I'm the lucky one. I'm on my travels til 28th si I hope you'd be patient wih me :)

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  7. oops my email is joshnwillsma@gmail.com

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  8. Wow! I'd love to have this add-on! I got Adirondack, which I also love. You can email me through Studio Calico.
    Penny

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  9. I already have it, so I don't need to be entered to win, but I wanted to say that it is TOO cute that your husband was buying them for you while you took the bar!! He's a keeper! ;)

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  10. I am brand new to Studio Calico and Summer Camp was my first month for my new subscription. I'm still learning all the "tricks" to this great site, but with all these great people on the message board, I know it will get easier. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. how sweet of your husband to order your studio calico goods while you took the bar! SO adorable!

    it's my first time here at your blog, i took a quick peek around - your scrap pages are wonderful! i really wanted that add-on, but didn't get to it in time so thanks for the chance to win it! :)

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  12. Crossing my fingers for your bar exam! May the 3 months go by quickly!

    I didn't get Sugar Woods, and would love to have it... I messed up the time zones again :(

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  13. Wow! This is so generous of you, Keshet! Thank you for the opportunity! :)
    I have no rhubarb suggestions as I'm not fond of it...sorry! :(

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  14. keshet what an amazing giveaway!! and i can't believe your husband bought one for you.
    as for rhubarb - the only thing i've ever made with it was a rhubarb crisp and it was divine.

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  15. thanks for visiting my blog the other day! I have been meaning to catch up on yours! What a lucky day to do so, great giveaway!

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  16. Sounds like you have a great guy! A very generous giveaway indeed! Not a huge rhubarb fan myself so I have no inspired suggestions!!!

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  17. WOW you are giving away Sugar Woods?!?!! , what a sweet girl you are!!! :) Don't worry, you WILL find your place and God's plan for your life. Remember to enjoy the process that this brings you. Have a great weekend! xo

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  18. That is so generous of you Keshet!!! :o)

    I hope you have a wonderful week-end and enjoying your little break from working at the moment :)

    My week-end will mostly consist of laundry and cleaning and rearranging my son's room.

    Rhubarb ideas... hmmm... what about a pie, if you make a regular pie dough and cook some rhubarb and Maizena and some brown sugar and put it all together, could be nice ;)
    However, I am not the cook here so I wouldn't ask me for cooking advice (if you see what I mean...;)

    Anyway: have fun, and thank you so much for the chance to win the lovely giveaway :o)

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  19. i'm not entering, just wanted to say your a sweet gal. =) good luck ladies !~

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  20. First time visitor on your blog, love the "Over the Rainbow" title. Also love the layout and sounds like you have a very SWEET hubby! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ejung-liu@shaw.ca (email)

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  21. ohohohohhhhh you are so sweet and so is hubby....rubarb crisp is all i know i do freeze it and cherish it in the winter months yummie..this is a kit i miss out on...love it

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  22. i hardly feel right entering this giveaway, but i am going to:) it's so kind and very generous of you to offer this - thanks for the opportunity to win the wonderful sugar woods!

    mary

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  23. mmm, rhubarb sounds delish. I haven't had much time for baking or scrapping lately, so I'll have to live vicariously through you. What a fun and generous giveaway!

    Enjoy your shabbat and rhubarb treats!

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  24. What a great giveaway! I was too late for that add on and man was I sad.

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  25. Thank you, thank you! What a great giveaway!
    leslieagreene@gmail.com

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  26. Strawberry ruhbarb crisp topped with carmel ice cream is heaven on earth! Yum!

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  27. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway! You are so generous.
    sophiesbooknook@gmail.com

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  28. Thanks so much for doing a giveaway! I haven't taken the plunge into getting any SC kits yet, mostly scared I won't like it all. Maybe this will help me take the plunge....

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  29. *CONGRATS* on the upcoming 100th post ... and how CUTE that your hubby did your SC Shopping for you! What a generous, awesome gesture to spread the Crafting Love! Sugar Woods is YUM.

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  30. you are the sweetest! and i love that layout...i have to say, i think you are well on your way to finding your place in it. your hubby is so wonderful to do that for you! i love that you can focus on the bar and still think scrappy thoughts. so many amazing things going on that mind of yours. omw. i love those stamps...

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  31. and i was just thinking that i wish i would've gotten an add on for more embellishments!

    as for rhubarb, i made an awesome rhubarb strawberry cobbler that was so good. i'd be happy to pass along the recipe if you'd like!

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  32. Wow, this is such an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Week-end plans : tonight, I have a crop, then on Saturday, it's cleaning cleaning because we're having friends over for dinner. Sunday is our last vacation day, perhaps we're going to try to finish one of the many projects we have ongoing at home.

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  33. Wow Keshet - that is one sweet giveaway!
    And you hubby is awesome to do your Studio Calico bidding for you - you've got a keeper there!

    I've never eaten rhubard or cooked it so I wish you success with your efforts - let us know how it goes!

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  34. I have been seeing you on the SC message boards--so I glad I popped over to your blog! I just became a subscriber a few days ago and missed out on this awesome add on :(
    I have had mucho success with strawberry-rhubarb pie. YUMMIE!! There are several variations on the web. But in my opinion enough sugar and butter and anything will taste good ;D
    Have a great weekend! Maybe I'll see you on the message boards tonight to "chat" ;)

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  35. You're the best! I cannot tell you how much I would love this...especially those stamps. And, I have recently acquired a good rhubard recipe that I will email you. Mindy

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  36. So lovely of you Keshet! I really like your blog header by the way.

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  37. WOW - how nice of you! I missed out on Sugar Woods (maybe my fingers were not sticky enough! ;) ) so I'd love to win it!

    Thanks for the chance to win! If by chance I am lucky my email is branconnier@shaw.ca

    ~Erin

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  38. I love your blog. I've never worked with rhubarb but my sister has. I don't think she's ever made anything edible with it though :)

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  39. 1} You will find an awesome job...no worries!
    2} I NEED that stamp set! hee! hee! :0)
    3} Love me some rhubarb. In fact, the little town we live by has a huge rhbarb fest every year. So fun!

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  40. I so loved and missed out on this kit..I love the alpha set!!!! I am celebrating my grandma's (great-grandma's) 90th birthday!!

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  41. How fun to read about this in my google reader today! And how very sweet of you to offer your extra kit for a giveaway! I honestly know nothing of rhubarb... my mom used to make a pie but as a kid I never touched the stuff!

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  42. How nice of you to give that away!!! Love the page, too! And I'm about to beg you to pick me. When my salary got cut at work due to a bad cash flow year, I had to cancel my sub to SC to help make ends meet. I so miss it! OK, now if you pity me... pick me! LOL!!!! Have a great weekend, girl!

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  43. Love the new header K!! Oh man...........how generous of you. And oh man...........I would love to have that baby in my new scraproom!!

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  44. How sweet! You are one busy lady! Thanks for the chance to win and good luck with your rhubarb!

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  45. Great Blog! Thanks for having such a great giveaway.... love Studio Calico!

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  46. That's a wonderful hubby of yours! :) And very generous of you to have a giveaway! It's my weekend to recover from my big trip.

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  47. Love your LO here and your blog always makes me smile - congrats on whatever life you choose, no matter what you will make it beautiful!

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  48. How generous of you! I would love it! And I also think I must lift your title on your layout- so awesome and so true! :) Have a great weekend & enjoy the rhubarb!

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  49. oh my...i thought your giveaway was for the stamp in sugar woods...not the whole add-on! i've got a great recipe for rhubarb custard bars...now i think i'll make them this weekend!

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  50. Wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance. I have yet to experience success with rhubarb :)

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  51. Wow so generous I was gutted I missed this one... That stamp set and fabric paper are just me all over... Fingers, toes and eyes crossed for this one... Thanks again.

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  52. Aw how nice of you!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog as well! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  53. I missed this add-on and would love to win it.

    Thanks

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  54. That's so generous of you. I love rhubarb especially crumble and rhubarb and ginger jam. You can get me at SC under naomi_m.

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  55. Congrats on your exam & upcoming 100th post! I've never cooked rhubarb but my gran gave me some raw with sugar once - that was the last time I ever tried it :P
    I managed to order Sugar Woods in time but it later oversold so I only got a tiny portion of the kit, would love the chance to win a full one, thanks :)

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  56. Congrats on your 100th post. Love your layout, too. It's my first visit, but I recognize you from SC (I lurk). Thanks for being so generous with your extra goodies!!

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  57. I picked up this add-on, so you don't need to enter my mine, but this is so generous of you :)

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  58. Very cool of you to offer up your extra! Thanks for the chance! No rhubarb fiascos here!

    floresfour@aol.com

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  59. wow thanks Keshet - i totally missed this one; was dreaming in la la la land when the kits went up and the next thing I knew, it was gone. lol and as for my plans for this weekend, would truly love to just do nothing and relax (and also recover from jet lag) but looks as thou that won't be happening. having a short weekend trip with DH and his parents..lol (ps. don't tell them I said that, but just really tired) :)

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  60. Love that layout girl and the world is truly your oyster!!

    Those stamps look so cute - I can't stay away from the SC kits too long. I think I might have to start my sub again! :D

    Have a great weekend!

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  61. Hi Keshet - I'm new to your blog & really love your work. Thanks for this awesome giveaway - I love everything about this kit & would love to win! PS - I noticed that you're from NJ. Although I live in FL now, I grew up in NJ & will always be a Jersey Girl!

    Anita :)

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  62. Have been a recent lurker in your blog.. And I'm super glad you're having this giveaway cos I missed out on this add-on! Hurray for having a nimble-fingered husband!

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  63. I sooo love your work, I'm really glad you to have found your blog...blush. This weekend, I am planning to finish up my digi album of our recent family vacation so that I can get it uploaded. I also need to start doing research for my 2 upcoming fantasy football league drafts...and I hope to spend a chunk of tomorrow playing in my scraproom. Thanks much for doing such a cool giveaway. :)

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  64. oh, i missed out on sugar woods. thanks for a chance to win! and.....you will figure it all out. enjoy your down time :)

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  65. i really like your blog, it's my first visit! how generous of you to give this kit away. i missed out on it but thanks for the chance to win it! e-mail hkbsmart@hotmail.com

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  66. Thanks for being so sweet! And how awesome of your husband to have ordered your goodies for you!! Have a great weekend
    Kim

    dkgcnelson(at)embarqmail(dot)com

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  67. I absolutely LOVE your layout... hope you don't mind me lifting it? The photo is precious!

    Yet another one here who missed out on the sugar woods add-on. Thank you so much for the chance to win it and congrats on your 100th post! :-)

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  68. No experience with rhubarb for me....its not one of those native things here where I live....
    Congrats on your 100th post.....just think, before you know it you will hit your 1,000th and you'll have to give away a car or a huge cash prize! LOL!
    Love SC. They always have great monthly kits!

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  69. may what you give come back to you tenfold. My fingers are crossed, the girls and I were in Greece during reveal and despite attempts at finding an internet cafe to order, I missed out on this kit. Smiling just knowing there is a chance.

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  70. ummm awesome!! How generous of you!!

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  71. Ooo Ooo pick me. This is such an awesome add on kit - the papers the stamps. And how awesome of you to have this giveaway.
    My nanna used to make a gorgeous apple and rhubarb crumble. With hot custard. I may just need to make some now!

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  72. Awesome giveaway Keshet! You're such a sweet!! I'd love to win it for my cousin she is a scrapping newbie and is thinking about joining SC. She woud love this!
    Ihave no rhubarb anything except my Gma loves it and makes goods with it so I'll have to ask her and get back to you.
    SO cool about your 100th post coming up congrats!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  73. What a nice hubby to get you your kits while you were working to pass your bar! I suppose you don't know the results yet, but best wishes! I am off this weekend and plan on scrapping away the days! Thanks for the chance to win! Lara (ljcarson@msn.com)

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  74. wow - what a giveaway! my hubby loves rhubarb too - normally he just "stews" it - so chops it all up and puts in a pot with lots of white sugar and (i think) some water and cooks it down a bit - then it kind of makes like a jam sauce and you can store it in the fridge or serve warm (good on ice cream!)

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  75. thanks for the chance to win :)
    My grandma did wonderful things with rhubarb...me-not so much! good luck with it!

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  76. what!?!??!? Wow this is so nice of you!! Thanks for the chance!

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  77. Holy Canoli - 76 comments already! I just came here on my usual trek to check your blog out - and lookie what I stumbled upon! Fantastic layout (as usual) - and all these people trying to push me outta the way of that prize...heehee. Have a great weekend!

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  78. Wow, what an awesome prize to share! Congrats on your 100th post!

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  80. This is so kind of you! Yay for your awesome hubby!
    penelopbrooke@embarqmail.com

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  81. Wow! Thanks for the opportunity! So sweet of you!!!! :) My first time here, but I love your blog and will be adding it to my favorites!!! :)

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  82. Such a sweet husband. and so generous of you. Love SC! congratulations on your 100th post and best wishes as you prepare for the bar.

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  83. I agree, it's a big world out there. Do what will make you happy, and you know I got the advice when I graduated from PA school that it would take me 3 jobs to really figure out what would make me happy. It was so true, I learned what I loved and what I didn't about all of them, and now I'm in a great place. But I'm not sure I would have chosen it right out of school. No need to enter me in the giveaway, just stopping by to say hi and thanks for your comments on my blog lately. :)

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  84. Entering the next phase of your life must be a bit nerve raking (is that how you spell it? lol) but also EXCITING. Love the layout and that you took time to use your creative skills to help you work thru your feelings on this next step!

    And WOW on the giveaway. So generous :) It looks amazing.

    Also loved your recent WTG page ;)

    jessica*bree

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  85. What a fabulous giveaway and what a sweet hubby to take care of making sure you didn't miss it while you were busy taking the bar exam. I love how you share your feelings and the stresses of change. We all get them but you are so honest in your layouts.

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  86. Wow! So nice! I would really love to win! I'm always bookmarking your pages at Two Peas...better just go ahead and add your blog to my reader, too, huh!?! Have a great week!

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  87. Your blog is adorable! I signed up immediately to get updates.
    anathobby@gmail.com

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  88. Umm...yummy! I would love this kit! What a beautiful blog you have too!
    samgubler@yahoo.com

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  89. ooooh rhubarb strawberry cobbler is my fave....and it's hard to mess up! my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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  90. wow! what a generous giveaway! I love SC and found your blog through Two Peas. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. What a great prize!!!and have never had rhubard...... must be good though.

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  92. Thanks for a chance at winning your giveaway. I love strawberry rhubarb pie, but I hate strawberries. I haven't ever bought rhubarb because it looks like pink celery and I don't like celery. I know, crazy.

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