Monday, December 28, 2009

Gone.

Christmas is over. But that doesn’t mean the giving is.

I did a little shopping yesterday… not to return anything, but to look around. It’s what I do after Christmas.

Shop. It’s much more fun to shop after Christmas than before. The stress is gone and the sales are still on.

And if something catches my eye like a towering stack of satin pink leopard print jewelry boxes…

Betsey Johnson Jewelry Box

… well, I’ll take a few extra minutes and look through all the designs.

And if there happens to be something like a super-cute cupcake necklace staring right back at me, then I guess you know what happens next.

Betsey Johnson Cupcake Necklace

Awwe…… How could I resist. It’s just the cutest little thing.

Betsey Johnson Jewelry Box

And it comes in the cutest little box.

Betsey Johnson Necklace

And then there’s all this cute dangly stuff to boot. Did I mention how cute this thing is?

But I didn’t get it for me. I thought I would give it to one of you. So who wants it?

Enter for a chance to win this cutie patootie
Betsey Johnson Cupcake Necklace

Just leave a comment on this post and finish the following sentence…

This New Year’s Eve, I …

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 29th at 5:00 p.m. ET. Time’s Up. Winner announced below.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Good luck!

I didn’t expect to be so moved by the entries for this giveaway. These might just be some of my favorite ones to read to date. I usually don’t do anything on New Year’s Eve, so thank you for sharing a glimpse into your plans. The simple ones. The silly ones. The serious ones. You guys fill my heart with happiness.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

And now for the winner…

winner

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Tammy said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will enjoy a night out with friends and enjoy what 2010 has in store for me.

December 28, 2009 09:19 PM
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risa said...

…am going to bed early

December 28, 2009 09:20 PM
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Jackie said...

will let my girls stay up as late as they want – and secretly hope that we are all sleeping by 10!

December 28, 2009 09:20 PM
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Jenni said...

This New Year’s Eve, I want to spend a romantic night with my boyfriend and hope our relationship gets even better in the new year!!

December 28, 2009 09:21 PM
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Khirsten Thomas said...

This New Year’s Eve I am hanging out with my family and sleeping!!!!

December 28, 2009 09:21 PM
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Jeanie said...

will cuddle with my husband, son & daughter on the couch – looking forward to all the great times 2010 holds for us. What? I’m lame like that – not much of a party girl!

December 28, 2009 09:21 PM
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Joy said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be going out to dinner and celebrating with all my friends who are in town from college! And I’m looking forward to a great 2010 since I will be graduating in May and starting graduate school in a new city in the fall!

December 28, 2009 09:22 PM
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Margaret said...

This New Year’s Eve, I am going to be watching the ball drop with my sister, brother-in-law, two supercute nephews, my mom and my dad.

December 28, 2009 09:22 PM
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Samantha said...

…will celebrate within my budget.

December 28, 2009 09:22 PM
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Omega said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be in bed by 10 because I have to be at work by 7am! Oh the joys of working at a hospital, but the holiday pay sure is great!

December 28, 2009 09:22 PM
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K.L.S. said...

am hoping for a healthy and happy year for my family and I!

December 28, 2009 09:22 PM
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Andrea said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …am going to get all dolled up, big hair, heels and all, just to spend an evening at home with my hubby :)

December 28, 2009 09:23 PM
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Amanda said...

This New Year’s Eve, I am wearing a fantastic, obnoxiously shiny dress!

December 28, 2009 09:23 PM
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Rachel said...

….I will be taking care of my hubby who is having surgery the day before, and getting ready to watch football all day long New Years Day!

December 28, 2009 09:23 PM
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anna said...

will be saying GOOD RIDDANCE to 2009 and then be welcoming 2010 with open arms!

December 28, 2009 09:23 PM
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toothrough said...

This New Year’s Eve I would like to have a nice dinner and movie date with my husband while the kids are SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!

December 28, 2009 09:24 PM
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Amanda said...

I will be with extended family!!

December 28, 2009 09:24 PM
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Jane said...

This New Year’s Eve I have to work, as I have every New Year’s Eve since 2002. I don’t mind. I enjoy it.

December 28, 2009 09:24 PM
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Gretta said...

will be hanging out at my sister/brother in law’s house with my hubby & kids ringing in the new year together!

December 28, 2009 09:25 PM
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Kati said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will be home with my kids, hoping we are all in bed by 10 while my husband is working.

December 28, 2009 09:25 PM
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Carolyn said...

This New Year’s Eve I’ll be snug at home with my husband and daughter watching a movie and eating lots of popcorn.

December 28, 2009 09:25 PM
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lara said...

this new year’s eve i will be hanging out with my husband and 3 kids…eating finger foods and watching the ball drop on tv

December 28, 2009 09:25 PM
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Rochelle Gaukel said...

This New Year’s Eve, I…am going to kiss my husband when the clock strikes 12:00 and say Happy 22nd Anniversary Honey! (we were married on Jan. 1/1988)
I would love to win this adorable little necklace…..so cute!
xoxo
Rochelle

December 28, 2009 09:26 PM
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Maranda said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be spending time with husband and son at a family party of coworkers! I am bringing cranberry sauce and Heinz Chili Sauce meatballs.

December 28, 2009 09:26 PM
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caysie said...

Will be ringing in the new year with my family and great friends.

December 28, 2009 09:26 PM
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din said...

This New Year’s Eve I will have a small shindig at my house with lots of yummy eats, wine and good friends. At 11:59, my kids will come down and do the countdown into 2010 with us.

December 28, 2009 09:26 PM
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Hayley Cole said...

I am going to an early dinner with the hubby and coming home to watch the ball fall on times square…gotta share that new years kiss.

December 28, 2009 09:26 PM
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Sophie said...

This New Year’s Eve, I…will celebrate my second child’s 7th birthday. She was my first baby girl and the sweetest gift I could’ve received. New Year’s Eve will always be special because of her decision to be born that day at 18 min past noon.

December 28, 2009 09:26 PM
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Mary Jean said...

will be missing my sweetie (who is in Iraq) and reminiscing about new years past that we have enjoyed together.

December 28, 2009 09:26 PM
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carolina said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will welcome my nephew !!!

December 28, 2009 09:27 PM
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Sherrie Ann said...

Will bring in 2010 with open arms and say goodbye to 2009 without the blink of an eye

December 28, 2009 09:27 PM
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Stephanie said...

this new years eve i will spend time with my family <3

December 28, 2009 09:27 PM
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Alzira said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be dancing and eating things I shouldn’t with the people who have touched me most this year… and who I hope to keep in my life in 2010!!!

December 28, 2009 09:27 PM
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Liz said...

This New Year’s Eve, I’ll be celebrating on East Coast Time (even through we’re a West Coast family) with a pack of preschoolers!

December 28, 2009 09:27 PM
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michele said...

This New Years Eve, I will be getting ready to enter 2010 uncluttered, with purpose, ready to be the me I’ve been waiting to be!!

December 28, 2009 09:28 PM
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Niki said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will…be celebrating in Times Square (1st time ever) with the most amazing man in the world ~ my husband and our youngest daughter. We never go anywhere on New Year’s Eve…ever! But last year we set some goals and agreed, if reached, we would treat ourselves. We did it! Woo Hoo!!

December 28, 2009 09:28 PM
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Monica Jun said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be going to church with my friends and pray for wisdom throughout this new yeatr. We will then, like a lot of family and friends, be going to Denny’s to enjoy some deicious breakfast at 1:30 in the morning.. = )

December 28, 2009 09:28 PM
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Amber W. said...

…will make resolutions and try my hardest to make ‘em stick this year!

December 28, 2009 09:28 PM
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kelly said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …
will be w/my hubby and kids at a friend’s playing cards, board games & eating yummy food-til 10 at the latest! lol Then home to bed, maybe my hubs & I will stay up late enough to ring in the new year but probably not!

December 28, 2009 09:29 PM
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Shanna Stanaford said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be home with my kids while hubby works. Chances are I will be asleep before the New Year arrives.

December 28, 2009 09:30 PM
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Angie Mae said...

This New Year’s Eve I…. will be having a potluck downtown with all the locals!! And I can’t wait to kiss my new husband at midnight!!

December 28, 2009 09:30 PM
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Jen dela Luna said...

This New Year’s Eve…

…I will be with my family and cuddling my one month old nephew, and probably baking some Red Velvet cupcakes to celebrate, too! :)

December 28, 2009 09:30 PM
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Erica said...

This new years eve I will be spending time with my friends and ringing in the new year with lots of cheering and merrymaking. hopefully some cupcakes will be in attendance too :)

December 28, 2009 09:30 PM
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Cheryl said...

I will be staying home with my family looking forward to starting 2010!

December 28, 2009 09:31 PM
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Debbie said...

This New Year’s Eve I will cuddle on the couch with my four favorite people and watch Elf. It’s tradition.

December 28, 2009 09:31 PM
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heather said...

…i will be gearing up to watch wvu win the gator bowl!!!!!

hnramsey @ gmail dot com

December 28, 2009 09:31 PM
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Ellyjean said...

… am being set up with a boy by my friend and her boyfriend while out at a big party downtown.

December 28, 2009 09:31 PM
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Maggie said...

hope to go out!

December 28, 2009 09:31 PM
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Erin said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …
will be having a nice peaceful dinner with my family.

December 28, 2009 09:32 PM
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Torrie said...

I will be glad to see 2009 end and have high hopes for 2010. I’ll be home with my husband and dog wearing snowflake flannel PJs.

December 28, 2009 09:32 PM
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Emily said...

I thought the box alone was adorable, but that necklace really takes the cake! ;)

This New Year’s Eve I hope to spend a wonderful night with my boyfriend. It doesn’t matter where we are, so long as I’m with him it will be wonderful <3

December 28, 2009 09:32 PM
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Hannah said...

This New year’s eve I will go to bed early! :)

December 28, 2009 09:32 PM
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Jennifer said...

This New Year’s Eve, I an going to dinner with friends and will be ringing in the new year right. 2010 is going to be a great year for me!! :)

December 28, 2009 09:32 PM
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Kiki said...

… I won’t be enjoying any snow. :(
Bad economy = no ski vacation

December 28, 2009 09:32 PM
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TaraG said...

This New Year’s Eve I will more than likely not do anything fun.

December 28, 2009 09:33 PM
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Michelle said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be happy.

December 28, 2009 09:33 PM
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Carolyn said...

This New Year’s Eve, I…will be flying into New Orleans for my brother’s wedding.

December 28, 2009 09:33 PM
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kelsey said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be enjoying an online date with my fiancé while he is in mexico, and knitting clothes for our baby girl due in march.

December 28, 2009 09:33 PM
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Kimmi said...

RELAX!!!

December 28, 2009 09:33 PM
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Rachel R said...

I will be at my job bringing new babies into the world!

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Carina said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will spending it with my lovely boyfriend of 5 years. It is our first year spending it together, just me and him.

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Lisa T said...

This New Year’s Eve I…
will do the same as every year! Stay home with my hubby and cook something special! We always have champagne but never wait until midnight. We are sound asleep by then :)

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Bryan said...

will win a weight-loss competition with my friends by losing 10% of my body mass in five months, then proceed to gain it all back by drinking and over-eating!

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Amy said...

This New Years Eve, I…will have my 4 year old son help me make one last sinfully delicious treat before my New Year resolutions start. :) Any suggestions on what that last treat should be?

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Brianna said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will be hanging out with my entire family having a 80′s themed party!!

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Shannon Ford said...

…hope to send 2009 off to where it belongs, in the past; and will be welcoming 2010 with open arms.

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Erika Flores said...

This new years eve I, will stay up late with my husband. We plan on playing video games till the wee hours of the morning. I am also planing on making cupcakes! Haven’t decided on what kind yet!

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Shareen said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will probably be hanging out w/ my family and eating some good food!

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Melynda said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be hosting a party for all our friends. I hope to wow them with my baking.

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Rachel Crosby said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be making Potato Skins from scratch for the first time using my “Pioneer Woman Cookbook” I got for Christmas!

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Freckles said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …
am hoping to spend time with my Hubby and friends. I don’t want any thing CRAZY! Just a small quiet gathering :-)

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Julie said...

this new year’s eve i will be celebrating with my very best friends and i absolutely cannot wait!
also, my heart skipped a beat when i saw that you were giving this away-betsey johnson completes me.

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Virginia said...

… hope to be recovered from surgery and ready to face the new year, healthy and whole.

December 28, 2009 09:34 PM
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Abby said...

This New Year’s Eve I plan to go to bed early with the baby! Sigh. I miss sleep.

December 28, 2009 09:35 PM
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marissa said...

be snuggling up with Huz and watching the Twilight Zone Marathon.

December 28, 2009 09:35 PM
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Jasmine Violette said...

This NYE I’m having the best time ever with great friends. Getting super dressed up, fancy dinner, playing pool at a hip pool bar uptown then headed out to a really ghetto karaoke bar followed by a low budget early AM breakfast. Plan is to stay out until 3am. We’ll see! We’re the “oldest” bunch of 20-somethings you’d ever meet! Happy New Year!!

December 28, 2009 09:35 PM
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Nikki said...

Will probably be not so patiently waiting for baby girl (due January 5th).

December 28, 2009 09:35 PM
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Kelly J said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be enjoying a $55-a-person open bar with my fiance, celebrating the YEAR FROM HELL being over (seriously- unemployment, car problems, roof problems, legal problems… CRAZY FAMILY PROBLEMS!…) and welcoming what we hope will be our best year yet… the year we get married!

December 28, 2009 09:35 PM
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Christy said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will probably be snoozing. Yes… sadly I cannot seem to make it past 11 p.m. any more!

December 28, 2009 09:35 PM
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cupcakerie said...

This New Years Eve I will be having fish and chips on the beach followed by Ginelli’s gelato and walk with my new husband.

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Ila said...

I will be babysitting my little 8 mo old granddaughter!

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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RollingstoneMom said...

This New Year’s Eve, I… will go to an accelerated New Year’s Eve Party (ends a 9 pm) so that all the youngsters can enjoy, then spend the rest of the evening with my hubbie & kiddos, probably playing ping pong or Wii.

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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bonnie said...

I will be snuggled with my wonderful husband on the couch, while our sweet baby is sleeping away in her crib :) life couldn’t be any sweeter…. so blessed.

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Amanda Gates said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be spending my first new year with my new husband!!

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Heather said...

…will be relaxing at home with a fire and a good movie. Oh, and the hubby too!

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Crystal said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be spending with my hunny at home.

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Mireya said...

… get to spend it with my Auntie!

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Pip said...

Well..I’m not really sure. Either we’ll stay at home and have a movie night with tons of finger foods..or we’ll go a day early to my brother and Sister in laws house. Probably the latter.

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Kassie said...

plan on having a quiet evening with my husband after the kids are asleep.

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Betty said...

This New Year’s Eve, I am going to visit a friend from elementary school with my parents for dinner :)

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Rose said...

This New Year’s Eve I have no idea what I’m doing! We’ve been invited to parties but I think I would really rather just stay home, put the kids to bed early and do nothing!

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Rachel G said...

This New Year’s Eve, I want to make hundreds of cake pops in the shape of the New Years Ball. Sadly, I will probably be stuck on the couch, blowing my nose trying to get over this cold. -_-

December 28, 2009 09:36 PM
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Emily said...

will be the first I spend as a wife!

December 28, 2009 09:37 PM
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Sarah said...

This New Years Eve, I…will enjoy a lovely small get together with my closest friends, as we reflect on this past year, enjoy each others company, and look forward to the great year that’s to come- filled with more amazing people and memories! :)

December 28, 2009 09:37 PM
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Mai said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be home with the kids while hubby is playing in a the band at New Year’s Eve party.

December 28, 2009 09:37 PM
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Satpreet Kahlon said...

This New Year’s Eve, I am going to be celebrating a late Christmas with my family, who lives in California while I go to school in Michigan. I’m so excited!

December 28, 2009 09:37 PM
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Teralyn said...

This New Year’s Eve I am planning to let my children stay up until 10pm – then off to bed so my hubby and I can enjoy the rest of the night to ourselves

December 28, 2009 09:37 PM
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truebluetexan said...

hope to be at home with my husband, avoiding “Amateur Hour”, as we call it around here. Maybe baking some cookies or cupcakes…

December 28, 2009 09:37 PM
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Allison said...

This New Years Eve I …. will begin new traditions!

December 28, 2009 09:37 PM
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Cari said...

will be spending it happily in the wonderful city of Seattle.

December 28, 2009 09:37 PM
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