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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Jessie said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …

will be stuffing myself with chicken balls and shrimp surrounded by my family and hopefully some vodka punch!

How about you?

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

This New Year’s Eve, I … have no idea what I’m doing because everyone canceled on me =( I think I’ll just make crafts and eat cake!

December 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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Kitty Murray said...

will be celebrating my wedding anniversary…4 years of happiness! And, the next day…my daughter’s FIRST birthday!

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

This New Year’s Eve I will be eating a belated Christmas dinner with friends that were in Hawaii (poor them) during their families’ festivities.

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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Laurie B. said...

…….will get in shape so that I can be a good example to my daughter.

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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Melinda W. said...

…will be setting off fireworks with friends and family!!!

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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brittany said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will be laughing and enjoying the company of my family.

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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Courtney said...

will make wise choices with my friends while ringing in the new year.

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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linz said...

…could totally wear that necklace with the outfit I have for the ’80s-themed NYE concert I’m going to.

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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Keely said...

Spending time with family & friends.

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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Amber said...

This New Years Eve I… will be eating chinese food, spending the evening with my family and getting ready to begin my new traditions the next day! Thanks for the chance to win this cute necklace!!! :)

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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Jen said...

This New Years Eve I…will be ringing in the New Year with good friends, great kiddos and gorgeous cupcakes (hopefully)!

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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tasha said...

… am going to be at home with my darling 6 month and 3 year old, watching the ball drop on TV, toasting the new year with 2% milk.

December 28, 2009 10:02 PM
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Gina said...

…will be at my sister’s house for a family oriented NYE party. It will be the first time that we have gone out since having our girls. Of course, they’ll be with us but it’s still strange!

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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1LuvnMama said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will . . . spend it with family and friends ringing in the New Year!!! :)

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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Kim said...

…I’ll celebrate New Year’s Day at noon vs. midnight so that I can go to bed early!

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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Carrie said...

Will be totally boring and watch movies with my girls and snuggle and love every minute of it!!!
carrie.coffey@gmail.com

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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Elizabeth said...

i will be watching a movie and probably falling asleep early :)

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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Heather said...

…will have a quiet night at home with my awesome husband and my sweet baby girl!

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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Pammie Sue said...

will work until 10 and then go back to work at 10 on New Years Day. Am planning to see the New Year in but it will be low key and then off to bed.

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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bethany said...

will be spending it in good ole’ Edmond, OK with my wonderful family…Can’t wait!!!

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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Ashley said...

This New Years Eve, I……am babysitting 2 super cute kids so there parents can go out and have fun!

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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jill Parkin said...

This New Year’s Eve, I hope that me and my husband will not fall asleep to early after putting all the kids to bed. This hasn’t been the case for the last five years.

Happy New Year’s Bakerella!

December 28, 2009 10:03 PM
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Amanda said...

This New Year’s Eve I…..plan on enjoying the last night of a great decade. Reminisce on special memories, like we all should. The past ten years has had many bumps in the road, many changes in life, but who would we all be without those upsets, downfalls, and of course the small joys… here’s to a new time, a new start, and of course; A new year!

December 28, 2009 10:04 PM
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Kyla said...

This New Year’s Eve I was hoping to be in Utah with my parents and sibling, but it didn’t work out. So I’ll be spending a nice quiet evening with my cutie patootie kids and my husband.

December 28, 2009 10:04 PM
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Julie said...

…will most likely be asleep by 10. I’m pregnant and cranky and see no reason to stay up until midnight. I miss my early 20s.

December 28, 2009 10:04 PM
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! een said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be celebrating with family and friends at our house! Can’t wait!

December 28, 2009 10:04 PM
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Amber said...

This New Years Eve I will look back on 2009 and dream about what’s to come in 2010!

December 28, 2009 10:05 PM
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emily e. said...

…am going to bed before the clock strikes 12. My young girls won’t be so kind as to sleep in the next morning :o)

December 28, 2009 10:05 PM
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Michelle said...

will be hanging out with friends and family.

December 28, 2009 10:05 PM
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Jennifer said...

This new years eve I will…be making a bucket list with my husband and some realistic goals for the new year :)

and maybe maybe go to the pier and see some fireworks!

December 28, 2009 10:05 PM
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Robin said...

I know you only have one, and if I am not the lucky one (fingers crossed) could you please tell me where you found it? It would be the BEST gift for a friend of mine.

December 28, 2009 10:05 PM
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Brittney Hansen said...

This New Year’s Eve… I am spending a lovely evening with my favorite man in the whole world, just being us :)

December 28, 2009 10:05 PM
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Amy Malich said...

This New Years Eve…I will be in New Orleans for the sugar bowl! Go Bearcats!!!

December 28, 2009 10:05 PM
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Alison said...

I will be eating yummy appetizers, cuddling with my honey on the couch and watching a movie. Can’t wait!

December 28, 2009 10:05 PM
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lois paulo said...

wow, you are an amazing baker. i am impressed by your creativity.
lois
addison illinois

December 28, 2009 10:06 PM
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Missy said...

This New years eve I ….will love a little more, live a little more and laugh a whole lot! I will be surrounded by family and friends. :0)

December 28, 2009 10:06 PM
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Lori M. said...

I will be spending it with my husband and son. I wouldn’t have it any other way than to be with the people I love the most.

December 28, 2009 10:06 PM
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Alisa Hammond said...

This new years eve I will be at home with my kiddies…. This is the first year I am going to keep my older kids up (7yrs and 5yrs) and we are going to watch movies, dance to our favourite songs, pop popcorn and have a grand old time.

December 28, 2009 10:06 PM
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Brandi said...

This New Years Eve I will be sitting happily at home with my husband and my 13 year old brother. This has been the first holiday season that I have had with my brother in six years, and it has been amazing. We may play a little Rockband.. but I don’t need a party :)

December 28, 2009 10:06 PM
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Amandalynn Jones said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will make silly hats, play games, plod about in the frosty air and ring in the “new year” at 9:30 with my husband and our 4 year old on the Madison capitol square with fireworks and fake champagne.

December 28, 2009 10:06 PM
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Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said...

…can’t wait to stay in, finally !!

December 28, 2009 10:06 PM
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Erica said...

This New Year’s Eve, I… will have the perfect evening at home to renew myself for the challenges ahead (punctuated with some amazing food).

December 28, 2009 10:06 PM
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Andrea said...

will be most likely snuggling my almost 2 and almost 4 year old girls and thanking God for all the blessings we have in our lives after a rough 2009

December 28, 2009 10:07 PM
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StephMac said...

This New Years Eve… I want nothing more than to play an extra long game of Risk (or Apples to Apples) while drinking bottles of wine and laughing my butt off. It is my daughters first NYE and I plan to put her to bed early.

December 28, 2009 10:07 PM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will be in my pj’s by 8:30. :)

December 28, 2009 10:07 PM
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Abi Porter said...

i am having people over and havent decided if it’ll be a black tie/sparkly dress affair or pajama party.

December 28, 2009 10:07 PM
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Jennifer Miles said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will spend a night at home with my hubby & our four little cupcake eaters.

December 28, 2009 10:07 PM
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Lauren said...

This New Years Eve I will stay up late making jewelry :)

December 28, 2009 10:07 PM
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gabriella said...

…will eat my weight in nachos

December 28, 2009 10:07 PM
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Kitten said...

This New Years Eve I shall probably be at home making sure that all the fireworks and guns being shot off won’t wake my son. However, if I’m lucky, my mom will watch him and my husband and I will go party.

December 28, 2009 10:08 PM
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Sphax said...

This New Year’s Eve, I’ll won’t be home, but I’ll have fun with my friends here, in Vancouver :)

December 28, 2009 10:08 PM
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Brittanie said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be baking up a storm with family and friends!

December 28, 2009 10:08 PM
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Sam said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be at a party with my brother’s friends (since mine are too lazy to throw their own party), even though I’d rather be snuggled up on my couch at home (possibly with a certain guy, though I’m not sure he’d want the same thing…)

December 28, 2009 10:08 PM
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Jenn said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be spending it with my husband and the rest of my family back in my hometown.

December 28, 2009 10:09 PM
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liloh said...

this nye i have no plans!

December 28, 2009 10:09 PM
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Jen AKA Jupiter said...

don’t have any real plans.

December 28, 2009 10:09 PM
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Karen said...

This New Year’s Eve, I… will be having an intimate party with my four sisters.

December 28, 2009 10:09 PM
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Alison said...

will most likely be sleeping by 10:30.

December 28, 2009 10:09 PM
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Kristen said...

….. will be telling my coworker that I have worked with for 3 years that I want to be with him, and he is so amazing.

December 28, 2009 10:10 PM
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Bonnie said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be traveling to my parents’ house to celebrate Christmas!

December 28, 2009 10:10 PM
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iBEAM said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be going to see an ’80′s cover band…. but wish i were going to be snuggling under a blanket and watching movies… falling asleep…

December 28, 2009 10:10 PM
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Kileen said...

will ring in the new year with my favorite people in the world, my husband and our four daughters.

December 28, 2009 10:10 PM
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Joyce said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be going to the annual party my brother and sister-in-law have. A chance for the family to get together and eat all the leftover Christmas cookies!

December 28, 2009 10:10 PM
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Nicole said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be spending time with Hubs far away from home, snow hiking and eating delicious meals. Vacation rules. :)

December 28, 2009 10:10 PM
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amanda m. said...

this new year’s eve I will be wearing frog pajamas and playing beatles rock band :p

December 28, 2009 10:11 PM
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Joanne said...

… Will be trying to get my 3-month-old to sleep. (But I won’t mind it at all.)

December 28, 2009 10:11 PM
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Luna said...

This New Year’s Eve, I… will be baking twelve different kinds of cupcakes.

God help me :D

December 28, 2009 10:11 PM
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Jennie said...

This New Years Eve, I will spending it with the people that kept me safe during the year of 2009.

December 28, 2009 10:11 PM
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Kelli said...

…hope to be spending a quiet evening at home with my boyfriend and puppy!

December 28, 2009 10:11 PM
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Kayla said...

This New Year’s Eve, I…will be bringing in the new year with my wonderful co-workers who I’ve been very blessed with in 2009. Unfortunately we’ll actually have to work. Luckily, it’s not about where you are on New Years eve but what you do for the next 365 days to better yourself, and those you encounter along the way.

December 28, 2009 10:11 PM
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Debbie said...

This New Years Eve I will be joining 3 other couples and we will be going to Click’s in Pawnee for a wonderful meal, laughter and great fellowship as we ring in the new year!!!

December 28, 2009 10:11 PM
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JillMichelle said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be heading to Seattle to spend 4 lovely days with wonderful friends in the Emerald City.

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Leanne said...

will be home with my two daughters (Katie & Ella) and my darling husband, Phil. Maybe I’ll whip up something fabulous from your site! If not – it’s ok. I’ll be with the ones I love and it truly can’t get any better than that! LOVE your site and LOVE the inspiration you give to so many! Happy New Year Bakerella!!!!

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Shonda said...

will probably be stuffing my face w/ junk food and watching LMN.

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Kim B said...

This New Year’s Eve, I resolve to be the me I’ve always wanted to be :)

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Sonya said...

This New Years Eve I will probably be asleep by 10!

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Tracey said...

This New Years Eve I will be hanging out with my husband and the kids at home.

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Jordan said...

This New Years Eve, I will be drinking sparkling cider…at 10:00, then going to bed hoping that my little girl sleeps through the night.

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Anonymous said...

This New Years Eve I…Will finish up my sons Craft calendar..With the hopes of completing 90% or more of the daily crafts through out the year. And just hanging out with my family to ring in the NEW YEAR.

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Katie said...

This new year’s eve I…will spend the evening with my favorite 3 people in the world, my wonderful husband, my 2 year old son and my 2 month old daughter! :)

December 28, 2009 10:12 PM
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Amanda Smith said...

This New Years Eve, I am hoping to stay awake so I can give my hubby a big ole smooch. He was in Iraq last year, so I am loving starting out the new year with him by my side. I am also hoping that if I stay awake past midnight that my girls (1 and 2) will sleep in!!!

December 28, 2009 10:13 PM
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Debbie Wagner said...

This new year’s eve I will be with the two men in my life: my husband and my son. We will fix a special dinner and enjoy being at home.

December 28, 2009 10:13 PM
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Amy said...

New to your site. Just found it tonight and so far I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

This New Years Eve I will be bringing in the new year with family and friends as we celebrate my first born son’s 9th birthday. He was born on 01-01-01. Happy Birthday Connor!!

December 28, 2009 10:13 PM
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trish thomas said...

I will make popcorn, rent movies and cuddle up with my husband and 2 young children and be so happy to have them beside me.

December 28, 2009 10:13 PM
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Beth said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be curling up with my husband on the couch and watching some movies.

December 28, 2009 10:13 PM
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Cassie said...

This New Year’s Eve I.. I hope to be able to give this beauty to make cupcake making, sweets lovin’, best buddy!!!

December 28, 2009 10:13 PM
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Jessia Bennett said...

….. I will be hanging out with my hubby and some close friends. We will have a fire out back and roast some marshmallows and make smores!

December 28, 2009 10:13 PM
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Anonymous said...

This New Year’s Eve I hope to be with my family. We gather to eat, play games, and then have a waffle breakfast in the morning. This has been a VERY trying year and we need this time together!

December 28, 2009 10:13 PM
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Tiffany said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will probably join my sisters-in-law in tricking the kiddos into thinking 10pm is midnight. We do the sparklers and noisemakers, and then get them to bed! :o)

December 28, 2009 10:14 PM
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Brooke said...

This New Years Eve, I will…
ring in the first year I’ve ever NOT set resolutions. Oh, yeeps! What will come of my goal-free self? Will I eat mountains of baked treats? Step nary a foot upon treadmill? Or…will I become ever more focused, with a mind full of imagination as my canvas?
Whatever becomes of me, I think I shall enjoy a year open to all that shall come my way.
Wishing a happy one to you and yours, too!

December 28, 2009 10:14 PM
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Michelle Cho said...

This New Years’ Eve, I will be cooking up a family dinner for the first time…all by myself. I hope it won’t be too hard or stressful..time to go plan out the list of foods!

December 28, 2009 10:14 PM
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Lindsey said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … am not even sure what I’ll be doing! Probably relax and watch stupid movies with my fiance and de-stress from all this house-buying stuff!

December 28, 2009 10:14 PM
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Staley said...

This new years eve. I will be babysitting. I do it almost every year. A college gal’s got to make some money!

December 28, 2009 10:14 PM
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Lorie said...

This New Years Eve I…will spend the evening with my church family enjoying good food and a family friendly movie.

December 28, 2009 10:14 PM
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Wendy said...

This NYE, I will probably be still revising for mock exams. Or maybe I’ll procrastinate and make some….chocolate truffles.

December 28, 2009 10:14 PM
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Jasmine B said...

This new year’s eve I will be spending the evening with my husband, best friend and mother in law watching and awesome pirate show!

December 28, 2009 10:15 PM
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Mandy said...

Will wish that I had a life as I’m falling asleep at 10 pm. :D

December 28, 2009 10:15 PM
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Vanny said...

this new year I will be spending it with my love. hopefully enjoying a nice night out on the town :)

December 28, 2009 10:15 PM
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erica said...

…I will be up with my new baby! & looking forward to a yr full of 1st!

December 28, 2009 10:15 PM
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