Tuesday, August 25

giveaway!!

It is time for me to do a giveaway! Yay! I have been very lucky at winning giveaways this year and it is time to pass that on to someone else.


One lucky person will win a monogrammed oilcloth lunch sack:
I have not purchased the lunch sack yet, since it will be personalized with the winner's monogram. So this is not the exact design.
I take my lunch to work almost everyday. I have been using old wal-mart and target sacks to carry my lunch in, but I would much rather carry my lunch in one of these cute sacks! Plus it will fold up nicely to fit in my purse to actually make it back home at the end of the day unlike when I carry an actual lunch box. Okay, now I really need one! :)
AND a magazine subscription to either Southern Living or Marie Claire, winner's choice.



I love both of these magazines!

To enter please leave a comment telling me why and when you started blogging and if you don't have a blog tell me why you read blogs.
I will pick the winner via random integer tomorrow at noon. Good luck!
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81 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!! Totally need this, since I bring my lunch to work everyday as well.

    I started blogging in 11/07 b/c I finally resigned to the fact that I wasn't a scrapbooker. I thought blogging would be the perfect substitute to post pics and stories about my family and keep my fam & friends updated.

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  2. So cute! I'm bad about just grabbing whatever bag i have sitting around too. This is too cute!

    I started blogging last fall. I started reading blogs and got really interested. Also, since my husband and I had just gotten married I thought it would be a nice way to document our lives so I could remember everything and have something to look back on :)

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  3. So cute!! I take my lunch everyday - so this would be perfect!!

    I started blogging the first of July this year!! So just a little over a month ago! I started in order to keep family and friends updated with all that is going on in our lives! Plus, it is great for us...because we can look back and see what we have accomplished together!

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  4. Cute bag and I love Southern Living Mag!

    I started blogging for my own sake so i could look back and remember our journey. But it also worked out well to keep our family who live far away up to date with us. And now it's turned into a awesome way to meet new people!

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  5. I love this giveaway! I've been browsing Etsy for a black and white damask lunch bag for the past week and haven't made the plunge yet-hopefully I can win your contest!

    I started blogging earlier this year because I wanted to make some changes in my life. I want to be healthier and happier. I think it's a great outlet and I love the community!

    Have a good day!

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  6. OoOoO! Those are TOO cute! :)

    I started blogging in February right before my wedding! I had been reading a few people's blogs for awhile, and thought it would be a great way to make new friends and to remember our first few years together as newlyweds! :)

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  7. Love the bag!

    I started blogging this year to write about my experiences starting a new graduate school program myself and dating a medical student. I don't know what adventures we'll come across - but I assume they'll be interesting :)

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  8. I love that bag!! So exciting!

    I started blogging in February, about 7 months after my divorce. I needed an outlet for my emotions that wouldn't "talk back" so to speak, somewhere I could just vent and get things out, and then walk away. It has been the best thing for me, and I am so happy to have such a wonderful support community as well!

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  9. Best Giveaway!!! So excited about this one!
    I started blogging in 2007, because I was reading a lot of blogs and I thought it would be less creepy if I had my own instead of just reading them all day. Plus I enjoy writing.

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  10. definitely a giveaway I am interested in! I'm a lunchtaker as well!

    I started blogging October 08. I was always sending everyone emails of pictures of what we were up to or articles and recipes that I thought they would be interested in and everytime I'd go through my email addresses hoping not to leave anyone off! My mom and Megan had got me hooked on blogs and my sister started one so I just decided to go for it! This way there would be a central place that everyone could come to and see what we were doing.

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  11. Cute lunch bag!

    I started a blog 10/2008. I did it to motivate me to take more pictures and remember the little things about life, such as a great recipe or something someone said.

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  12. What a fun giveaway! Maybe if I won, it would inspire to bring my lunch and not spend so much money on going out every day!

    I started blogging about 6 months ago because I wanted to write, but I didn't want to write anything personal for fear of getting in trouble at work!

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  13. what an adorable lunch sack!

    I started blogging about 6 months after my husband deployed..and it has just continues after he got home. It is a way for my family and his family to stay up to date with our children and its a way for me to meet amazing women!! I love IT! :D

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  14. I'm so excited!!!!!

    I started blogging December of 2006. I needed an outlet, a place to dump all that went through my head on a daily basis. I first started by reading a few blogs and thought, wow, I could do this. Once I started, I didn't/couldn't stop. I blogged about anything and everything. I now use it as a journal. I have to have two due to my husband's ex wife. I love keeping people updated and I enjoy keeping up with other people.

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  15. What a fun giveaway!!!

    I started blogging in November as a way to write and be creative. I never thought I'd still be doing it! (I'm reeeeally bad about not following through with projects...oops)

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  16. I think I need to start blogging! I love reading for inspiration and great ideas!

    Laurenwhitney@gmail.com

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  17. Cute giveaway!

    I started blogging in November of last year because I just really wanted to get my thoughts on paper (or on the computer?). It's also a great way for me to stay in touch with friends and family who I don't live near. I love reading blogs and learning about people's lives. Plus it makes for a great way to meet new blogging friends and get ideas, recipes, or advice. I just love it!

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  18. What a nice giveaway! I started blogging 02/09. The only blog I was reading at the time was Kelly's Korner and was really inspired by it. I think it is a GREAT way to capture and share memories!! I love it!

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  19. I'd love to enter - what a fabulous giveaway, thanks so much! I started blogging because I got a little puppy (Queen B) who had me up at 4 a.m. every morning which = TONS of free time! I started reading blogs in that free time and then started my own not too long after.

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  20. What a great lunch bag!

    I started blogging, because I wanted to be able to keep my husband in touch with my day to day life while he was deployed. However, I have found so many wonderful bloggers and ideas out there, that now I use it for inspiration in my own life!

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  21. Oh, this is fun! I started blogging because I was a blog stalker for about a year, and I finally decided I needed to be part of the addiction, er, conversation, instead of a just a lurker! And thank goodness, because I love it!

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  22. cute bag!

    I started reading blogs and just decide one day that I really want to have one of my own.

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  23. I'm never the winner for these things, but I'm going to take a chance!

    I began blogging in November of 2008 due to the distance between my family, and our extended family. We're states apart and seldom see each other. Considering how close we all are, it's pretty difficult. Blogging has turned into a real blessing, since not only can I share with my family the daily activities of the children, but I've met some wonderful people.

    It won't hurt that once we're living in Tokyo, the distance being greater, we'll have a way to stay in constant communication. Family is everything to me, so the blog has become a very valuable tool in my everyday life.

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  24. I started blogging in March of 2009. I was getting married and thought it would be a fun way for my family and friends to keep up with our wedding plans. :)

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  25. why did i start blogging, eh?

    i just graduated from college (during an economic depressing, none the less) and since I was the first college grad in my family - I felt like I never really had any TRUE outlets to speak out to about my frustrations with shitty career services departments & student loans. Once I started, I couldn't stop. I got such a positive response from people that I started writing about everything around me, while obviously keeping updated on the job search. Now that I've achieved my goals & gotten a job, I credit a lot of my sanity to my blog.

    xoxo

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  26. I love the lunch bag! I started blogging as a way for my family to keep up with my life.

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  27. The bag is so cute. I don't blog anymore too many people were reading way too far into what was being written but I love checking around and finding other people's blogs to read.

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  28. LOVE THIS!! I use the old Wal-mart plastic bags too. Then they end up being thrown away and my husband gets onto me for not being "green".

    I first started blogging on 6/5/08.
    I have this fear of being vulnerable and don't really sit down and think about myself very often. I started blogging to learn hot communicate my feelings and be vulnerable without worrying how I sounded to everyone.

    By the way, love your blog and am a new(and hooked) reader!

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  29. i started blogging july of 2008; and i started as just a means to express myself and talk about my favorite things! it was really fun at first, right now im having bloggers block though...

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  30. I take my lunch everyday too!
    I started blogging in April of this year when my daughter was born, as a way for friends and family to see her everyday! I've been a stalker for awhile now!

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  31. THose lunch sacks are so amazing!

    I started blogging January 4th 2009. So I am a new-bie. I absolutely LOVE reading other peoples blogs. There is so much inspiration in them. Funny stories, good idea, home decorating, personal thoughts. And the list goes on!

    When I first started blogging I had no clue what to do or what to blog about, but thanks to you and your blog post (About getting backgrounds) I finally discovered some pretty marvelous things! Thanks so much- with out you I have no clue what I would have done!

    Caroline

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  32. CUTE lunch bags!!

    I started blogging/reading blogs to get ideas for my wedding! We're on a low budget so I enjoy seeing DIY projects :)

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  33. What a cute bag!!

    I started blogging almost a month ago, so pretty recently! I had been reading blogs for awhile, and was becoming hooked. I decided it'd be way more fun (and less creepy ha!) if I started my own. And it's quickly turned into a fun addiction, great way to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, and meet new blog friends! :)

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  34. I have had my eye on these lunch sacks for years and have never bought one! I started blogging about 5 years ago on Xanga as a way to keep in touch with friends. Since my hubby and I have moved 4 times in the past 5 years, it has been a great way to stay connected and keep our loved ones up-to-date on what is going on in our lives.

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  35. HOw cute! I need to get beter at bringing my lunch so maybe this would help.

    I started blogging b/c it was easier than keeping a journal. I had no idea I would enjoy it or meet great people but I have done both!

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  36. I started bloggin because my friend had one, and I couldnt believe the response she got. I wanted to be heard too!

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  37. Awesome! Great giveaway! I started blogging in January of this year and it started off as a creative outlet for my personalized paintings I do for people! Now, it's kinda morphed into my musings from my daily life and other crafts I attempt to complete!

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  38. I first began reading Pioneer Woman's blog because I was fascinated with her photography and recipes! I have since then happened upon great blogs about fashion and just life in general! I enjoy learning about other people that I would have never known about in my life if it weren't for blogs. Once I finish school and have time I plan to start my own blog. I could really use this lunch box because I bring my lunch everyday too! I love your blog, thank you so much for sharing your life with us!

    -Whitney

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  39. I started blogging to share our engagement with friends. Then it turned into a place to document wedding details, and now married life. I love blogging and meeting new people! :)

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  40. Hi :) Your blog is so cute! I can't wait to try the cake balls recipe.

    I started blogging to keep sort of a scrapbook of our lives, documenting our first year of marriage and more. Also to keep our friends and family up to date on our lives. I love looking back over the past year and reminiscing!

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  41. Adorable lunch bag! Maybe with a cute bag like this I'll bring my lunch to the office more often and stop wasting $$ and calories by eating out at lunch.

    I actually just started blogging about a month ago. I've really enjoyed following the blogs of a number of witty women, so I thought I'd see if I enjoyed writing my own blog as much as I enjoyed reading others' blogs. Turns out, I do! I still have a lot to learn about blogging, but I'm looking forward to the adventure.

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  42. what a super duper cute lunch bag!
    i could really use one!!

    i started blogging a few months ago when my fiance became engaged. mainly started it as a personal diary and then started getting followers and started following others, i'm beyond addicted now! haha!

    been following you for a few weeks now, love your blog girly ;)

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  43. I started blogging in April 2009. I used to just be a blog stalker, but finally decided I wanted a blog of my very own! I love blogging bc it is an easy way to keep my family and friends updated on my life and also bc it is like an online diary of sorts!

    PS: Love the lunch bag and your blog! :)

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  44. How cute! I would love to enter.

    I started blogging this past November. Working in the journalism field, naturally I thought it would be another great writing outlet. I love blogging and getting to know others and sharing ideas, while also being able to use it as a fun creative hobby.

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  45. Such a cute lunch bag! I keep toying with the idea of buying one but just haven't yet made the plunge. I would love to win this!

    I don't yet blog, but I LOVE reading them. I began reading them as a quick break from my long work days, but now I'm addicted! I have learned great beauty tips as well as have been turned on to some really cute clothing lines that I didn't know of before.

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  46. I started blogging this past spring because I thought it would be a good way to stay connected to my family and to meet some new "friends". One surprising aspect of blogging is that it is a creative outlet. When I am thinking of things to write, I find that I am noticing the positive aspects of my day more than I might have otherwise. I like to read other blogs because it is interesting to see what other people "do". I think of reading blogs as an equivalent to reading People magazine -- it is addictive to peek into the goings-on of other people and relate to the human experience!

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  47. Hello! The lunch sacks are so adorable, I can't tell you how much I would love one!

    I only recently started blogging on blogspot, but previously blogged on Myspace. I started my recent blog because I love reading other blogs, and figured I might as well jump on the band wagon.

    I blog just as an outlet for things that are happening in my life, and to keep friends and family updated on my daughters!

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  48. I don't have a blog, but I started reading my sister's blog to keep up with her busy life since she lives far away. I've since branched out and read some other blogs; I just find it interesting to get a peek into other people's life (not in a stalkerish way though!!).

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  49. How fun! Love the lunch bag!

    Enter me :)

    I started blogging in Spring of 2007 when hubby and I moved to Oklahoma. My mom was constantly wanting me to send her pictures and calling to see what we were up to. I had friends starting blogs, so I made one :) Since, I've tried to talk most of my friends that live ALL over the place to start one, too! :)

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  50. I started blogging because I moved to Seattle, and ALL my family lives in Texas! So it was a way for me to stay connected with loved ones and meet so many great new friends that make my day! I started blogging winter 2008.

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  51. Cute!!!

    I started blogging because of YOU!!! I'm not very good at actually updating regularly but I do read them everyday!!!

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  52. How cute and fun! Love those lunch bags :)

    I started blogging in March 2009 -- I needed an outlet for my random thoughts and I wanted to share my love of cupcakes. I love my blog and I love reading all the great ones out there!

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  53. I started blogging after dealing with infertility for 2 years. I needed some place to just post my thoughts and wanted to let our friends and family know what was going on without having to tell the same thing 100 times.

    Even though I'm a stay at home mom I could use this for snack while we are out! How cute!!

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  54. I don't blog, but I LOVE reading others. It reminds me that I'm not so weird! Other people think the same way as me! It's like that CS Lewis quote: "We read to know we're not alone." I'm sure Mr. Lewis was talking about quality literature, but I think it speaks about blogs too! :)

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  55. What a great giveaway! I love that lunch bag...my lunch currently gets carried to work in a plastic bag. This is way cuter!

    I blog because I like the community of bloggers. Does that make sense? Anyway discovered your blog not to long ago and love it. :)

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  56. So very nice of you! Cute lunch bag!

    I started blogging about this time last year. I moved to California with my husband and needed a way to keep my family updated on my life out here! I love the blog world and everything it offers! Well, almost everything, people could leave off the harsh comments!

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  57. That is about 25 times cuter than my current lunch sack. I need it!

    I started blogging after reading up on a few friends' blogs for a while. I made one of my own, and quickly became addicted. The rest is history!

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  58. Oh my gosh - not even kidding, but today I said to myself that I need to buy a lunch sack b/c I am sick of the nasty grocery bags. And then this popped into my reader. It is MEANT TO BE!

    I started blogging because it is an outlet, something to look forward to and document my thoughts/goals/dreams, etc.

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  59. hi, i dont want to be entered but i just want to say that: 1. you are just too cute 2. i really enjoy your blogging and it seems like a whole lot of other people do to 3. i miss you

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  60. Hey! I started blogging like this oast year. I stopped during the summer, but now that school is back up, I'm in! I found your blog amoung my friend favorites, and soon added it to my fav. list! I would absolutely LOVE LOVE that lunch case! I also use a old walmart or target bag - its getting a little to old! :) Thanks for having a giveaway - its absolutely fab! Thanks again....Mimi Elise

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  61. I started blogging during maternity leave in Jan. '08. I needed something do with my "free" time since I wasn't working! I love reading other blogs because of the awesome ideas and people I've met. Hope I win! I would love the magazine sub to Southern Living!

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  62. Great giveaway! I started blogging back in October I think it was. I had been reading my friend Erin's blog for a while and reading other blogs that she had on hers, and finally decided I would quit lurking and start my own!

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  63. I LOVE IT!!!!

    I started when we got deployment orders and I wanted to document the craziness of our newlywed life!

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  64. looks fun! i was a lurker for a while then decided to start my own over a year and a half ago (cant believe its been so long!)

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  65. I need to find a pattern for those lunch bags. Woudln't those be great gifts for coworkers?

    I started blogging to decompress, document our lives and as a creative outlet. So far, so good. =)

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  66. Ooooo I love this - and all adorably fashionable smugly green items!

    I had my first post in April of 2008 but didn't start in earnest until October 2008. It started as part wedding planning / part 101 Goals in 1001 Days log but soon morphed into general thoughts on everything!

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  67. I started blogging in July of 2007 to keep people up to date about Lo's transplant. I'm a much bigger fan of my current blog! :)

    Your cake ball was by far the best part of my day! HEAVEN! Thank you!!!!!!

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  68. SO cute!

    I don't have a blog because I just don't have anything that interesting to share. Maybe in the future though. But I love reading them and getting shopping ideas and finding about about bargains, as well as learning new recipes!

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  69. I also take my lunch to school everyday, I'm a teacher and school food just doesn't cut it. I love a good bag to add some spice!

    I started blogging about three or four months ago to keep closer with some far friends, says some time and this way we keep up with each other. However, I love reading blogs for the new ideas, clothes and products people share.

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  70. These sacks are so cute!
    I started blogging beginning of 2008 when I got married so my family could keep up on life. Since I've had my little girl I blog a lot more to keep everyone up to date and so I can remember all the cute stuff she does

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  71. I love it! I started blogging a couple months ago because I am planning my dream wedding and i have put so much time and obsession into it I figured I could share what I was doing and going through with pictures and inspiration. I have gotten so many ideas off other people blogs so this was a great way to do it as well.

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  72. Yay for giveaways :)

    I started blogging in January '08 because I was way into reading other people's blogs! I wanted to comment and feel like I was a part of the crowd since I already knew so much about these people since I read about their lives every day! I've loved "meeting" so many great women through blogging, and I have encouraged many of my own friends to start their own blogs!

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  73. First of all, what a very cute giveaway!

    I started blogging this June (the 12th I believe) and I did so because I had started reading several blogs and loved the idea of getting to know people through the blog world!

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  74. What a fun giveaway! I love bringing my lunch to work too.

    I started blogging in Nov. 2007. I had a bad year in 07. Reading blog became an outlet. Everyone is nice and positive. I'm SO glad I started blogging, love this community.

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  75. I started in Jan, mostly to record things for my children. Now if I can just keep up with it!

    Cute bags!

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  76. I started blogging so that our family and friends would be able to keep up with us. Such a good way to share pics, details of our lives, etc.

    And I LOVE this lunch tote!!!!

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  77. I love the lunch bag. I take my lunch to work almost everyday too!

    And I don't remember when I started blogging...I think it was right when I first graduated from college in 2006, and I needed an outlet from daily life. I work with all men, and I don't see my girlfriends often enough, so I needed a place to share my thoughts and feelings and vent!

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  78. What a fun giveaway! I totally need to start bringing my lunch more. Maybe this would help! :)
    I started blogging in July 2006, and at the time, everyone thought I was crazy and I couldn't find hardly anyone else with a blog! My how things have changed! I started it since I am horrible about journaling and I knew I would want to keep track of our lives in some form or fashion! also, we live a long way from both of our families, so it was a great way to keep everyone updated.

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  79. Ooh, I want one! :)

    I started blogging in 2007 on my myspace just to vent about different things that happened to me and then I discovered blospot and started writing more and more!!

    I love love love reading other people's blogs about their lives!

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  80. I'm so close to the dead line!
    Thats what I get for not checking my blog last night.

    Anyhoo...

    I started blogging about 2 yrs ago because I heard about the "101 things in 1001 days." I made a list of things to do and when it comes to lists, I HAVE to check off each item. Since starting the list I've also started blogging about random things and now follow lots of blogs. I love them!

    Thanks for the oppurtunity! That lunch sack is so cute and would like cute with my "L" monogrammed on it. LOL!

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  81. So cute!! I'd love to win this :)

    I started blogging as a creative outlet. Kind of so I can have a place to ramble about what I feel like or share things that I think are interesting :)

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