Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hunting Sweet Designs

Hey guys -

I’m posting something a little different today and helping my friend Amy Atlas with a fun photo scavenger hunt she is hosting. There’s an opportunity to win a big bright blue prize if you want to play.

Here’s what’s happening. Amy will be sharing pictures across several blogs today from one of the dessert table chapters in her upcoming book, Amy Atlas’ Sweet Designs.

BAKERELLA

This is the first photo from the chapter she’s showing and the first stop of the scavenger hunt. (Hi there if you are just visiting for the hunt.)

This photo is a glimpse into the full table from the Pastel Pretty chapter in her book. Perfect for Easter. And just look at that Necco Wafer table runner. So cute. I think I see Necco Wafer kitchen curtains in my future.

If you want to play in Amy’s Sweet Easter Scavenger Hunt or even just see more pictures from her book before it’s out, visit Amy’s blog for rules and go here for the clues to the next blog locations popping up throughout the day. The next clue will be shared on her blog at 10:00 am. ET.

Now for the prize.
If you follow Amy’s clues throughout the day, you can enter for a chance to win a gorgeous Crystal Blue KitchenAid mixer on her blog today at 4 pm. She’s giving away 8 of them total. EIGHT! (that is one KitchenAid for one reader from each blog on the Scavenger Hunt) Pretty Awesome. So make sure if you enter, to tell Amy you are coming from Bakerella if you found out about the contest here.

And write the following code words down. You’ll need them to complete the hunt with code words from the other participating blogs:

is pretty in pink


Good Luck and start hunting.

UPDATE: Amy’s site went down before anyone could enter their answers to the scavenger hunt. Big bummer! But tomorrow she will be announcing when you will be able to submit your entries. I had fun with you today. I’m sorry we have to wait to see which one of you win. But thanks for playing and being so sweet and helping each other try and figure out the clues. I love you guys! So stay tuned to Amy’s blog for updates.

UPDATE 2: Here’s the information on how to enter the contest at 1 pm ET today (Friday, April 6th).

KitchenAidCrystlblue

Can’t wait to see who wins.

Photography for the pastel photo by Johnny Miller. Copyright Sweet Designs.

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Shannon said...

which blog is #7 supposed to lead to?

April 5, 2012 03:29 PM
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Sue said...

So far I’ve come up with several coherent sentences. How to figure out which is correct…

April 5, 2012 03:31 PM
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bakerella said...

I think I have it.

April 5, 2012 03:31 PM
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Kristin said...

The last phrase has thrown me off a bit, but I think I have them arranged. Maybe.
I was thinking it would be an easy sentence, but boy was I wrong.

April 5, 2012 03:32 PM
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Linda K. said...

I’ve come up with some…kind of. Can we add commas and stuff?

April 5, 2012 03:33 PM
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Sue said...

did everyone notice that the 7th clue was just updated. Helps!

April 5, 2012 03:34 PM
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bakerella said...

Here is the deal. Just checked with Amy.

You will need to add two “ands” to the code word in between the code word phrases to make it work. The phrases are correct. Just reorder them adding “and” in two places and the sentences will make sense.

April 5, 2012 03:35 PM
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Dawn said...

strange sentence?

April 5, 2012 03:37 PM
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Lauren said...

I have a feeling the site is going to crash at 4pm, it already crashed once already today :(

April 5, 2012 03:38 PM
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bakerella said...

Sorry Dawn

This should be better.

You will need to add two “ands” in between the code word phrases to make it work. The phrases are correct. Just reorder them adding “and” in two places and the sentences will make sense.

It will make two sentences or one long sentence connected by a hyphen : )

April 5, 2012 03:41 PM
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Rgirl said...

Arrange the Phrase and you will be able to add in 2 “and”.

April 5, 2012 03:46 PM
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Dawn said...

Bakerella – Got it! Thank you!
Lauren – I have been concerned about the site crashing as well

April 5, 2012 03:46 PM
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Lauren said...

Dawn, the site is already freezing!.. so annoying when this happens!

April 5, 2012 03:48 PM
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Elizabeth said...

I found the website…but NO CODE WORD on #5…what am I missing!!

April 5, 2012 03:49 PM
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bakerella said...

Yes Rgirl. – two “and”

April 5, 2012 03:51 PM
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Laura said...

So Bakerella – we add a hyphen too? I had that at first but erased it because that didn’t seem like what they wanted. I have my “ands” and have a place to add a hypen – should I?

April 5, 2012 03:52 PM
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Emily S. said...

I had so much fun following along with this today. I’ve always loved your blog Bakerella, and I had fun getting to see what other blogs (baking and otherwise) that are out there too!

Can’t wait to see what the next recipe you post is! They’re always so delicious :)

April 5, 2012 03:56 PM
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bakerella said...

It seems to make two sentences. I would write them both out or connect them with a hyphen. I don’t think either will be wrong as long as you have the order of the words correct.

April 5, 2012 03:57 PM
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Dawn said...

Laura – its there. the code words are easier to find on some sites than others.

April 5, 2012 03:58 PM
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Linda K. said...

Thank you so much for everything, Bakerella. Love that you’ve been there every step of the way!

April 5, 2012 03:59 PM
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Lisa at Amy Atlas said...

Hi everyone.

Punctuation does not matter. Just make sure the words are in the proper order so that the sentence makes sense.

Hope that helps. Thank you, everyone, for participating. And Thank you Bakerella so much!

Lis

April 5, 2012 03:59 PM
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Dawn said...

Sorry – I meant to address that to Elizabeth

April 5, 2012 04:00 PM
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Elise said...

Did anyone get that her website crashed again?

April 5, 2012 04:00 PM
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Kristin said...

I’m getting database connection error. There probably aren’t enough database connections for everyone trying to refresh at the same time… :( Oh well, I tried.

April 5, 2012 04:02 PM
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Sunny said...

Her website is crashing… :( O’well, I don’t think I have the phrases in the proper order anyway! :)

April 5, 2012 04:02 PM
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bakerella said...

Lisa at Amy Atlas: Thank you!!!

April 5, 2012 04:02 PM
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Michelle G. said...

Her site is crashing! I can’t even get on :(

April 5, 2012 04:03 PM
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Lauren said...

CRASHED! So unfair to do to us!!

April 5, 2012 04:03 PM
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Angie Mc. said...

Crashed. :(

April 5, 2012 04:05 PM
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carla d said...

her blog is down! there must be a million peoplep trying to enter. grrrr

April 5, 2012 04:06 PM
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Ivonne Vega said...

Crashed!!

April 5, 2012 04:06 PM
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Dawn said...

Oh Oh

April 5, 2012 04:07 PM
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Lindsey said...

I don’t see the 4pm post. Has it not been posted yet?

April 5, 2012 04:08 PM
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Ashley said...

The website has crashed :( I think i figured it out too…

April 5, 2012 04:08 PM
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Anna said...

I got on! she has not put up the picture yet.

April 5, 2012 04:08 PM
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bakerella said...

Oh no!

I’m sure she is trying to get it back as soon as possible.

April 5, 2012 04:08 PM
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Lauren said...

the 4pm post is not even up yet — how dissapointing!

April 5, 2012 04:08 PM
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Rgirl said...

Good luck to each of you that has been trying and beleives they have the correct sentence.
It was fun and this has shown me that there are some amazing women on this blog.
had fun with you all today
Barbara
:-)

April 5, 2012 04:08 PM
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Elise said...

It’s not nice to toy with a poor, recent college grad like this! ;)

April 5, 2012 04:09 PM
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Sara said...

Argh.. So frustrating and I totally know the phrase. Too bad :(

April 5, 2012 04:09 PM
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Carla said...

The picture is not posted yet…

April 5, 2012 04:10 PM
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Sue said...

I’ve been able to get on a couple of times, but it’s still showing clue #7, not entries

April 5, 2012 04:10 PM
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Barb said...

Website CRASHED :(

April 5, 2012 04:11 PM
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Rgirl said...

Sue, same here

April 5, 2012 04:11 PM
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Michelle G. said...

@sue – I noticed the same thing. I keep getting clue #7 but no picture. :(

April 5, 2012 04:12 PM
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Lauren said...

Unfortunate for everyone who made plans to be available at 4pm.. here we all are – still waiting at 4:15

April 5, 2012 04:13 PM
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Carla said...

The picture is 15 minutes late…

April 5, 2012 04:14 PM
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Emily D said...

There’s not really any way to make the contest fair at this point. Random draw I guess :(

April 5, 2012 04:15 PM
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Ivonne Vega said...

:(

April 5, 2012 04:15 PM
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Dawn said...

sometimes i get clue 7 sometimes i get error page

April 5, 2012 04:15 PM
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Sara said...

Every third click or so I get on but no new post. Then when you try to click on anything, it crashes. The false hope is killing me ;) You would think I would know better.

April 5, 2012 04:16 PM
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Kathleen said...

Disappointing!!

April 5, 2012 04:16 PM
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Elise said...

Amy just tweeted “hey all I can’t put the last post up until my site goes back up”

April 5, 2012 04:16 PM
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Elizabeth said...

my finger is getting tired of hitting refresh….lol BUT this was still fun AND my heart is still pounding!! :)

April 5, 2012 04:17 PM
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Sue said...

Hope it gets posted soon. I’ve got a bottle lamb waiting for lunch!

April 5, 2012 04:18 PM
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Michelle G. said...

Thanks Elise

April 5, 2012 04:18 PM
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Kristin said...

And, the site probably can’t go back up as long as we’re refreshing so much. We’re un-intentionally attacking her site… There are more of us than there are resources on whatever server is supporting her site.

April 5, 2012 04:19 PM
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Carrie S. said...

well it was fun but not sure how anyone can post their answers now…

April 5, 2012 04:19 PM
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Dionne said...

I guess this was too good an idea. I’ve been trying to get back on her page to make my post for over 20 minutes with no luck. :(

April 5, 2012 04:21 PM
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Rgirl said...

I have had better luck getting on Amy’s blog when I click on it from Bakerella’s Blog then refreshing

April 5, 2012 04:21 PM
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Carrie said...

Such a fun contest …let’s put ourselves in her shoes – bet she is sweating over this crash and it certainly wasn’t on purpose. I’m sure she’ll make it fair. I imagine her panic at this moment is greater than our inconvenience.

April 5, 2012 04:21 PM
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Dawn said...

Feed that baby lamb!! : ) ) ) Baaaaaa

April 5, 2012 04:21 PM
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Emily D said...

Oh I’m definitely not attacking her or anything! I have to imagine she’s pretty stressed out. I enjoyed the day with the contest nonetheless.

April 5, 2012 04:24 PM
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RE said...

Is anyone having problems posting your answer? I am waiting for the blog entry on her site but it’s not coming up. Is anyone having the same problems?

April 5, 2012 04:24 PM
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Rachel said...

I agree Carrie! Bless her heart, I’m sure this is probably a bit stressful for her. We’ve had fun with the scavenger hunt! Things will sort themselves out. :)

April 5, 2012 04:24 PM
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RE said...

Oh ok I just read everyones posts lol. Yes I feel for her too, I hope it will get figured out. It was fun though! Was anyone else’s heart in their throat? :p

April 5, 2012 04:25 PM
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Elizabeth said...

FUN..yes…..but now I have to get to work…Ive spent my whole day goofing off to play this thing..lol. HAPPY EASTER everyone & congrats to whoever wins!!! :)

April 5, 2012 04:27 PM
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Carla said...

It’s funny how some of us have to do something else or be somewhere else and we are stuck here waiting for the post hahahaha

April 5, 2012 04:27 PM
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Kristin said...

I don’t mean we’re attacking HER. I mean, her site. When you have a ton of people trying to get to one website at the same time, it’s called a DNS (denial of service) attack. The site can’t handle the requests and so it starts denying access to everyone. It’s not on purpose, we’re just so excited we can’t stop refreshing!

April 5, 2012 04:28 PM
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Dawn said...

Carla – I know what I should have been doing today – how about you?

April 5, 2012 04:28 PM
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Emily D said...

LOL I know I wasn’t “attacking her” I just meant I’m not angry at her for her site crashing.

April 5, 2012 04:30 PM
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Cathe B. said...

darn…every link I click on says “error establishing a database connection”…I guess it is not meant to be… :(

April 5, 2012 04:31 PM
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Joyce said...

there are 21 words… i don’t think it’s possible to make just one sentence. I’ve been staring for the past half hour…

April 5, 2012 04:31 PM
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Dawn said...

Joyce, we are allowed to add “and” twice.
You will end up with two sentences or one hyphenated sentence.

April 5, 2012 04:33 PM
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Carla said...

My husband is military and I’m supposed to be with him at a ceremony right now but he told me to get there later and win hahahaha

April 5, 2012 04:34 PM
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Dawn said...

How sweet!!! My gosh I hope you do win!

April 5, 2012 04:34 PM
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Dawn said...

Carla – I think I am going to get out of your (hopefully winning) way (so to speak).
It was fun spending the day with all of you! Bye!!

April 5, 2012 04:36 PM
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Sara said...

@Joyce, it is more like two sentences joined together by a hyphen.

April 5, 2012 04:36 PM
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Carla said...

Thanks! I hope so too because if not I’ll feel really bad I wasn’t there and didn’t win hahaha :)

April 5, 2012 04:37 PM
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Teresa said...

This was fun but not being able to submit your answer is not. :(

April 5, 2012 04:38 PM
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Joyce said...

thank you dawn (:
this is so fun and exciting!

April 5, 2012 04:39 PM
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Ivonne said...

Carla I had to meet my sister at the mall for lunch and I never got there she called me mad.

April 5, 2012 04:40 PM
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Nicole B said...

This is painful. Been refreshing since 4, and while i can see the page, there is no new post. Was really hoping to win this for myself and my fiance as an early wedding present, since we are getting married next week :) Oh, well, i’ll keep trying since I spent the rest of my work day doing this! Loved the visting of websites though!

April 5, 2012 04:42 PM
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Carla said...

It’s just that this is so addicting and fun!

April 5, 2012 04:42 PM
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Lauren said...

I leave work at 5… if we could hurry this up since I have been playing all day have my clues and dont want to miss my opportunity! :(

April 5, 2012 04:42 PM
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Elizabeth said...

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity Hoppity Easters on its way….

Singing makes ya happier… :)

April 5, 2012 04:42 PM
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Lauren said...

Bakerella, can you get an ETA from Amy when you site is expected to be up and running?

April 5, 2012 04:43 PM
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Alison said...

I’ve got it, but her site keeps crashing. Can’t wait to try to win this kitchenaid – I’ve been lusting after one since you first showed it!

April 5, 2012 04:44 PM
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Ivonne said...

Well I had fun its been 7 hours in front of my computer and my neck is killing me I guess it wasent met to be. I want to thank everyone that help with the clues and Bakerella for being there. God Bless and Happy Easter bye.

April 5, 2012 04:46 PM
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Carla said...

The website is not crashing anymore…

April 5, 2012 04:49 PM
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Lina said...

I suggest setting a entry deadline (e.g., 11 pm on 4/6/12) and then do 8 random drawings for each blog site entry, since you have to mention which blog you learned about the scavenger hunt from. A fair alternative, so people will stop refreshing her page.

April 5, 2012 04:50 PM
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Elise said...

It’s still crashing for me

April 5, 2012 04:50 PM
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Rgirl said...

it still is not coming up for me and when it does it still has Clue 7

April 5, 2012 04:51 PM
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Lauren said...

Check out Amys BlOG.. NO POST TONIGHT!! CHECK BACK TOMORROW!

April 5, 2012 04:52 PM
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Elise said...

THIS IS AMY’S UPDATE ON FACEBOOK: “You have all been so amazing. We knew there would be great support, but the response was so overwhelming that we just can’t get our site back up. I am so sorry. I’m trying to figure out a way to deal with this fairly for everyone. In the meantime, unfortunately, I have to hold off on the last post until tomorrow. Even if my site goes back, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to put the last post up so everyone has notice. I know you have all been patient.”

April 5, 2012 04:53 PM
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Autumn said...

FYI everyone, here’s an update from Amy on facebook.com/AmyAtlasEvents: You have all been so amazing. We knew there would be great support, but the response was so overwhelming that we just can’t get our site back up. I am so sorry. I’m trying to figure out a way to deal with this fairly for everyone. In the meantime, unfortunately, I have to hold off on the last post until tomorrow. Even if my site goes back, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to put the last post up so everyone has notice. I know you have all been patient.

April 5, 2012 04:54 PM
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Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing Elise—at least I KNOW now that I can get at least an hour of work done before I leave for the day! Have a great night all & good luck tomorrow!!

April 5, 2012 04:55 PM
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Elise said...

see you all tomorrow! ;)

April 5, 2012 04:55 PM
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bakerella said...

I love you guys. Thank you for being so great about the glitch. I know Amy is beside herself right now.

This would be the absolute last thing she would want for you while playing.

Hopefully her site will be able to breathe again soon. I guess you guys were just too much for it.

April 5, 2012 04:57 PM
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Sue said...

Thanks Lauren. Couldn’t find any info on the blog, but went to her facebook page and saw where she said it won’t be up until some time tomorrow. See you all then!

April 5, 2012 05:01 PM
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