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

Congrats anna p! It’s you!

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Tracy said...

This New Years Eve I am having dinner with my whole family and going to bed!!! (I am pregnant and tired!!) Bakerella, I love Betsey and cupcakes! That is too cute!

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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Diane Burns said...

This New Year’s Eve I plan to stay home and celebrate the return of my daughter and husband from their vacation in Indiana. ( I had to work) But that is probably what I would have done anyway, don’t like to be out with all the crazies!

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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ErinsFoodFiles said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will try not to spend much money!

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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Lynsey said...

This New Year’s Eve, I…will do the same thing I did last New Year’s Eve, which is fall asleep watching the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve before the ball drops in Times Square.

Pathetic, I know.

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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Rachel said...

this new year’ eve i… will be with my family

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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Mandak said...

…I will spend the night at home with my husband, we will fall asleep at 12:01.

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Alisha said...

This New Years Eve, I Will be spending my first new years eve away from Las Vegas, and be on the nice warm beaches of Southern Cali. [ I Can't Wait!!!]

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Dezirae said...

This New Years Eve i will celebrating with friends at a beach house in a hot tub, enjoying the years end!

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Irene said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will hopefully NOT be working for once and enjoying an evening with my sisters-in-law!

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Jaime Martin said...

This New Years Eve, I’ll be spending time with my hubby and 3 kids playing board games and eating snacky foods :) The next day is my mom’s 67 birthday :) We will be making cabbage rolls, an old croation family tradition for New Years.

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Alexis said...

will be playing games with family and friends, eating yummy snacks – cake balls anyone? – and kissing my hubby at midnight!

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Lois Schuerman said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will be spending in my new condo, with my new car, waiting to hear about my application for my new job and thinking about finally finding the new “man of my dreams” this year. It has been a loooong 16 years since my divorce-this is gonna be MY year! And I would certainly love to have-my new cupcake necklace :o) You are SO nice to give such a CUTE find away!

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Kelly said...

will have dear friends and close family over and eat and laugh and play to our heart’s content!

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Christy said...

This New Years Eve I’ll be kickin it with some Chinese takeout, sparkling cider, my new baby boy, and a phone by my side hoping for a call from my hubby in Afghanistan!

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Emily said...

This New Year’s I am being taken to New York City. It’s my graduation gift for me getting my Masters.

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Abbe said...

I will be dreaming about my adventures to come in 2010!

December 28, 2009 09:50 PM
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Scarlet said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will be consuming copious amounts of alcohol hopefully with my boyfriend and best friend. =D

December 28, 2009 09:51 PM
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MommyTopics.com said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the first date my beloved and I ever went on together and eating these special Almond Champagne Cupcakes.

http://www.mommytopics.com/food/almond-champagne-cupcakes

December 28, 2009 09:51 PM
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Lauren said...

This New Years Eve I will be working on my winter wonderland cake entry for the NY Cake Convention!

December 28, 2009 09:51 PM
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Ivy said...

This New Years Ever, Im going to party like a rockstar! I will b baking for a party.. then its a night full of laughter and dancing! whohooo!!! Happy New Years everyone!

December 28, 2009 09:51 PM
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Kristen said...

….will say hello to 2010 with good friends and the new hubs!

December 28, 2009 09:51 PM
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Cami said...

…will give my sweetie a kiss at midnight!

December 28, 2009 09:51 PM
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Carolyn said...

will say goodbye to a year that had some wonderful highs and some really crappy lows, and wish for a happy and healthy 2010.

December 28, 2009 09:51 PM
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Sara said...

This New Years eve I will be at the in-laws and hopefully dreaming of a cupcake necklace!

December 28, 2009 09:51 PM
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Capri Bird said...

This New Years Eve, I am not really sure what I will be doing. Hopefully my husband and I can go out for dinner with no kid.

P.S. I LOVE your site. I make a few of the desserts you posted all the time. Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Becky said...

This New Years Eve, I will be making my first ever Bakerella recipe!!!…with my dad and my new hubby…out in California…and I’m leaning towards the hamburger and fries :)

P.S. I just stumbled upon your site through friends of friends of friends blogs and I AM IN LOVE! Can’t wait to see what 2010 has in store for Bakerella!

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Alicia said...

This New Year’s Eve, I am going to the movies and to dinner…and home to celebrate with family.

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Cami said...

This New Years Eve I will play karaoke!!!

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Robin said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will be watching many korean dramas, eating a lot of cakes and will be warm and cozy next to my new heater.

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Angie K said...

This New Years Eve I will take my son to First Night in Alexandria VA. We are staying in a hotel so we don’t have to drive even 20 minutes with all the drinkers without designated drivers!

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Kathie said...

This New Year’s Eve, I hope my honey stays up to kiss me at midnight instead of falling asleep again.

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Emily said...

will be in San Francisco, on the Embarcadero, watching the fireworks.

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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La said...

Ohmygosh, YOU are too cute!

This New Years Eve, I will be okay with the fact that I have no idea where my life will go from here.

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Robin said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be attending a Birthday/New Year’s Party at my sister-in-law’s house. It has been a tradition in my hubby’s family for the past 30 years! We all have a BALL!

December 28, 2009 09:52 PM
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Janae said...

This New Years Eve I will be WORKING to earn extra money!!!

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Lacey said...

This New Year’s Eve I will remember the wonderful memories I made with my husband and son and think of all the new ones I’ll make in 2010!

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Kristen W said...

will be eating dinner and playing cards with my family!

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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KeeKee said...

……will be celebrating with my hubby, cousin and her fiance at an event downtown. It should be fun!

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Monie said...

want to eat whatever I want…for the next day I diet….again.

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Celine said...

will be celebrating the new year and being done with school!!

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Cami said...

…will be celebrating the fact that she won an awesome necklace! Tee hee :)

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Michele said...

will be out at a wedding with my family.

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Jerilee E. said...

This New Years Eve I… am going to let my 5 kids stay up as late as they can make it, while hanging with the husband, family and friends! Bring on 2010! The necklace is SUPER cute… love it!

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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JoLynne Taylor said...

This new years eve I will be watching my husband eat lobster and be happy I’m not :)

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Lauren said...

…plan to spend time with friends and enjoy seeing 2009 go into the past!!

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Heidi said...

will celebrate on a budget–no babysitter, but the babies are going to bed at their usual time and I will watch movies with my husband hopefully until midnight!

December 28, 2009 09:53 PM
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Julie P. said...

will be home celebrating with my husband and kids!

December 28, 2009 09:54 PM
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Cami said...

…will eat some yummy food!

December 28, 2009 09:54 PM
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Melissa said...

will end the year on a good note knowing that i have done good for myself in 2009

December 28, 2009 09:55 PM
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Cami said...

…will thank Bakerella for her awesome new necklace! ;)

December 28, 2009 09:55 PM
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Danielle said...

will be going to bed on time so I can wake up early with the kiddo!

December 28, 2009 09:55 PM
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Lora Hardin said...

This NYE I will be kicking 2009 out the door with high expectations for 2010.

December 28, 2009 09:55 PM
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Chanel said...

This new years eve, I will probably spend it the same way i’ve spent every past new years eve – with family, watching movies, drinking spritzers, eating brie and waiting for the ball to drop. :)

December 28, 2009 09:56 PM
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Cat said...

This NewYear’s Eve will be spent with my hubby; a quiet night in with some yummy foods and celebrating the welcome of 2010 while I take some time to reflect on the past year of 2009; raise a glass of wine and toast a kiss to the heavens and to my best friend Di who I lost to the ugly cancer monster this year. She was the “cupcake” of my life and of so many others. I miss her everyday.
To those of you with “girls” who you love, the ones who we’ve know forever or felt like we’ve known forever, the ones that really know our deepest secrets, can answer our questions with just a look, that are the only ones who know us inside and out —– make sure you take advantage and revel in the moments you spend with them. You never know how much time there really is and time is just time without moments and memories.
Love those deeply that love you in the coming year and you will have no regrets.
I wish you all enough of everything you for the coming year.
Cat

December 28, 2009 09:56 PM
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Amanda B said...

This new year I still don’t have anything planned!!!

December 28, 2009 09:56 PM
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Allie Izzie said...

Hi Bakerella!
You’re sight is amazing! I just attempted your red velvet cake bites AGAIN (third time); they finally worked out! They were the holiday hit! Thanks for the inspiration. This New Year’s Eve I … will be spending it with my husband and children and extendend family. I’ll be making dessert! Keep up the fabulous work.

December 28, 2009 09:56 PM
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Christina said...

I will be celebrating with my dearest hubby and 3 darling baby girls!

December 28, 2009 09:56 PM
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Margaret Taylor said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be attending Montclair’s NJ’s First Night Events and having a fabulous time, even if it snows!

December 28, 2009 09:56 PM
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Whitney said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be baking all day! :)

December 28, 2009 09:56 PM
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Caroline said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be in warm, sunny Florida :)

December 28, 2009 09:56 PM
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Kaitlin A said...

This New Year’s Eve, I work. :( Hopefully I will get off in time to do some celebrating.

December 28, 2009 09:57 PM
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Shay said...

This New Year’s Eve, I’ll probably be playing Nancy Drew, and though I’ll probably have the option of drinking champagne, I’ll turn it down for sparkling apple juice. Because it tastes better.

December 28, 2009 09:57 PM
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Jennifer said...

This New Years Eve I…….will be hosting a New Years Eve party at my house with lots of friends, food, games, drinks and fun. Oh and I will also be wearing my new Betsey Johnson watch :) I love her stuff!!!

December 28, 2009 09:57 PM
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Jessica said...

… am going to catch up on some much needed sleep!

December 28, 2009 09:57 PM
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April said...

….will kiss my baby girl and my hubby before laying my head on my pillow – an hour or so before the ball drops!

December 28, 2009 09:57 PM
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Carrie said...

This New Years Eve I … am going to make and decorate the sugar cookies that I ran out of time to do before Christmas!

December 28, 2009 09:57 PM
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Lynn Osborne said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be visiting with family and probably falling asleep on their couch around 10 pm!

December 28, 2009 09:57 PM
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Meagan S said...

will be spending it with my boyfriend and daughter, just like any other night :) Happily.

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Juli Gregg said...

…will be recovering from having my wisdom teeth taken out this Tuesday. : /

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Rachel said...

will have a fun time and not be hung over the next day!

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Hollie Fabry said...

This new year’s eve I… will be celebrating MY 24th birthday and I am also DUE to have my 2nd baby!!!!! :) How fun!!!

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Tanya B said...

This New Year’s Eve, my husband and I are going to try to stay up until Midnight!! My 2 year old is finally sleeping through the night and we aren’t exhausted all the time. We usually CURSE our neighbors who are setting off fireworks/noise makers, but now that we have a toddler and not a baby — we are going to try to enjoy it. Maybe I will even have a glass of wine …… :)

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Kate said...

was planning on having a few of my friends, and my childrens friends over for a NY eve party, but instead will be out of town attending the funeral of my dear Aunt who sadly passed away yesterday. On the upside though, I will be with many family members, some of them I have not seen (except on facebook) for many years.

Every cloud …

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Lesli said...

This New Year’s Eve, I . . . will be spending it with my girl friends, playing games, eating, and soaking in a hot tub.

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Hannah said...

This New Year’s Eve I will probably be at home with my 2yo since my hubby has to work late. Don’t feel too sorry for me though, I have lots of new movies and will make popcorn on the stove!

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Gia said...

This New Year’s Eve I am hosting a family-friendly gathering with kid-friendly food and everyone is wearing pajamas!

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Cassandra Anzelone said...

be home baking, of course!

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Farihah said...

This New Years Eve I…..will be up late watching tv and doing homework.

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Molly said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will be in bed at 10 because my kids get up to darn early to stay up any later!

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Risa said...

I am going to celebrate with friends at an Irish pub!

December 28, 2009 09:58 PM
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Kim said...

This New Years Eve I plan to spend it the same way I have the last 7 years…. with my family, putting my kids to bed a little bit later and spending the rest of the evening with my husband, listening to the retirees in the village across the street partying the night away!

December 28, 2009 09:59 PM
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Christina D said...

…will be working doing hair until about 6pm and then coming home to crash early after i celebrate @ east coast time.

December 28, 2009 09:59 PM
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michelle said...

… want to make some super sparkle cake balls!

Addicted to your domesticity!

December 28, 2009 09:59 PM
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Jennifer said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be with my hubby and kids at my mother’s house enjoying a movie and appetizers, and will have everyone home for a decent bedtime.

December 28, 2009 09:59 PM
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Bri A said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be eating red velvet cake balls :] yummy!

December 28, 2009 09:59 PM
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Carrie Hartman said...

… I will drink champagne and kiss my sweet husband at midnight. The resolutions will come after that. :)

December 28, 2009 10:00 PM
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Agustin said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will spend time with my family !
???
Im from Argentina!

December 28, 2009 10:00 PM
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Andrea said...

Hopefully spending a quiet evening at home. Last year we barely stayed out of the emergency room after our daughter got hurt playing with one of her friends. So this year we had better just stay at home safe and sound.

December 28, 2009 10:00 PM
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Joy said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will spend the night with my fiancee and friends celebrating!

December 28, 2009 10:00 PM
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Jennifer said...

I am ringing in the new year with friends and family!

December 28, 2009 10:00 PM
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Angela Schoonover said...

This New Year’s Eve I am excited to start a new year with lots of opportunities!

December 28, 2009 10:00 PM
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Becky said...

will be freezing up in PA while my husband enjoys the sun in FL for the bowl game.

December 28, 2009 10:00 PM
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Coco said...

This New Years Eve I… will be spending with my brand new husband! :)

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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mel said...

will be preparing for my first New Year’s Day open house

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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Patty said...

… am saying goodbye to a good year and looking forward to an even better one. Even if I do have to do it while at work.

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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Denise G said...

am so excited to spend a quiet night with my hubby and our new baby!

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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Stephanie said...

This New Years Eve I will be at a Texas holdem’ tournament at a freinds home. You gotta know when to holdem’, know when to foldem’…..I love that song!

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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Cait H. said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will be attending a Murder Mystery! Good food, good alcohol and good company. What could be better?

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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Amy Elizabety said...

This New Years Eve I have no plans yet! I think that this may be the first year since…?…. that we haven’t had plans. Having a two year old will do that to you. And I’m perfectly happy to stay in with my husband and favorite little man!

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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Amy said...

I will share champagne with friends!

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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