Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery~The Prettiest Desk Ever



For your chance to win a $100 gift card to Staples please tell me how you are preparing your home for the holidays at the end of this post.








This product review opportunity could not have come at a better time. Last week I started to prepare my home for the holidays. We don't have a designated guest room. This means my daughters room doubles as our guest space. This can be tricky because I want the space to look nice for holiday guests but let's be honest, she's a teenager. She has a lot of stuff. Her desk is hardworking and can quickly become a messy "catch all".

Here we are in front of her desk the day we revealed her newly decorated room.  You can see her nice, clean, pretty desk top in the background...






That clean desk was short lived.
Recently, I was asked to participate in a review of a new line of home office products: Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™.
My holiday home-spiffing dreams came true when the box showed up at my door. It was almost as if they knew my daughters desk needed serious help.








The products inside the box were the most beautiful Shagreen material in a soft turquoise color.
I started the desk makeover with the Stack+Fit™ system. Each piece of this system is customizable. It allowed me to stack the items in the perfect configuration. We are using it for corralling pens, pencils, paper clips, stapler and other office supplies. Since we are getting ready for Christmas, I went ahead and filled it up with gift wrapping supplies (which I'll get to in a minute).








The system includes Vertical File Folders in fun, coordinating patterns. They are perfect for organizing everyday paperwork, and they fit perfectly in the Standing Magazine File.
We used the erasable, removable, adorable Chalkboard Labels to help her organize her important papers. These can also be used to personalize household storage containers.








Here are some of the other gorgeous pieces in this collection ...
An Accordion File for sorting and filing, coordinating binders and file folder labels, a wall pocket that includes matching push pins and removable adhesive to hang pockets either directly on the wall or on a cork board.








Each piece coordinates beautifully.
When my daughter came home to this beautiful desk space, you would have thought it was Christmas morning. This system is simple enough for her to maintain.








I'm equally as excited about her new "office space".
Isn't it gorgeous?!








Also included in my package from Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery was a fabulous collection of Christmas gift wrapping and Holiday Shipping supplies.








These supplies are durable enough to mail and pretty enough to leave out on her desk, just waiting to be used. The festive shipping paper, tape, padded envelopes and printable mailing labels do not require any bland shipping wrap. They are available for purchase in-store at Staples.









Not only was I able to organize her cluttered desk with this collection of products but her desk became a beautiful feature in the room. Pretty enough for the holidays and simple enough to keep organized long after the guests are gone.









This collection is available exclusively at Staples. You can check it out the details at the Avery website and you can buy the products at Staples.
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Now, it wouldn't be very nice of me to brag about our beautiful new desk without giving you a chance to have one. So, for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Staples, tell me, how you are preparing your home for the holidays?
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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194 comments:

  1. Holidays? There are holidays coming up?! It is Choir Season, we haven't had a moment to spare. Good thing we aren't hosting any of the family gatherings this year...I am hoping to pull out the decorating boxes over the Thanksgiving weekend, after a very thorough cleaning, of coarse :)

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  2. I haven't really prepared for Christmas yet, because I'm still in fall mode! We JUST got down to the 60s after being in the mid 80s for the whole fall season!!!

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  3. I love the Martha Stewart line at Staples. I've been admiring it from afar for awhile now and would love to win so I can finally get some pieces!

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  4. Hmmm... preparing for the holidays??? Well, I'm still trying to resist the urge to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving, but with all the lovely inspiration floating around, I think I'm going to at least have to make a few Christmas crafts! First on the list will be a wreath, I'm sure ;)

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  5. Preparing for the Holidays . . . by doing a little deep cleaning before the decorations go up. (I love the Martha Stewart line at Staples!)

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  6. I also tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/KSiegwart/status/268773257392574464

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  7. Even though we won't get any guests at our house this holiday season, I've just done my deep cleaning routine and followed up with holiday decorations in each room. My husband things I'm silly for putting it all up, but I love to be surrounded by pretty holiday things :) It is really hard to be grumpy when everything is tinsel and garlands!

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  8. I prepare for the holidays with minimal decorating, and lots of outdoor lights! No much preparedness in my house :)

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  9. We are finishing any outdoor sprucing that needs to be done before the real cold weather arrives and I am beginning to clean up and de-clutter on the inside.I have a group of women coming to visit from England the first week of December, so I will need to get my decorating done over the Thanksgiving break to make it look all pretty when they arrive.Silver is going to be my favorite color this year with decorations!

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  10. my desk could use some pretty holiday touches! :) pick me!

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  11. Thank you for the opportunity to win pretty office/desk organization supplies. I was frustrated yesterday with our piles of paper and nowhere to house and organize them. Thank you for the helpful post!

    Christine

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  12. I haven't started preparing my home yet (not until after Thanksgiving), but I *have* started making neighbor gifts!

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  13. We'll be doing our regular decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. We're traditional like that. ;)

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  14. Right now I'm trying to clean and organize the house to get ready to put things up. I've just started ordering things to make an advent calendar and for crafts for the kids to do. Hopefully I'll have time to pull it all together.

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  15. We are prepairing for the holidays by redecortating our kids room using the help of Sarah's website. Our son's room will be the nautical blue like Sarah's boys and our daughters will be in green white and black similar to her daughters. Sarah has given me the inspiration to get this done and with her help I am looking for a stress free Holidays.

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  16. Switching out the candles, making more baked goodies, and putting up decorations. I love the holidays!

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  17. i am in the process of redoing my living room this week! i wouldl ove some new pieces for organization before christmas invades my living room!!!

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  18. we're having a MUCH smaller Christmas this year, so we're going vintage and pulling out the items with MEMORIES, and giving the house a cozy look this year!

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  19. To prepare for the holidays lately I have been trying to scope out some unique ideas to spruce up some things without going full Christmas yet. I have a self made burlap table runner to the table with large candle holders to hold old timey bells as a filler. Next I have been adding some glittery twigs balls to laterns around the house with a string of lights throughout it. Finally, I have been using small white/gold/silver christmas type pine trees (fake) to go inside terrariums to spice it up a little. Loving all the ideas I am finding on here as well! thanks~ and enjoy your holidays!

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  20. I am cleaning the house and the carpets and de cluttering to make room for the decorations!!!

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  21. I have done my deep cleaning and now ready to start decorating!
    keshakeke@aol.com

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  22. Would love to get organized in style. Leslieabruce57@yahoo.com

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  23. I tweeted this giveaway!
    keshakeke@aol.com

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  24. We are preparing for the holidays with lots of cleaning before the decorations go up. We are also working very hard to finish paying off our debt before Christmas so we can truly celebrate and give generously to our friends and family that have helped us on this journey! Love the Martha Stewart line and you did an excellent job with your daughter's room! Thanks for the opportunity. elleb@inbox.com

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  25. The Martha Stewart set would be perfect for my daughter's room too! Her desk is a mess and could really use a makeover. I'd love to win!

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  26. I prepare for the holidays by slowing down and focusing on family. Thanks!

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  27. I've started to clean and rearrange things to make room for the Christmas tree - this is the first year we've had Christmas in this house, so that's exciting!

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  28. We're waiting until after thanksgiving to decorate, but I did buy a mini-tree for our upstairs catch-all room today. We don't let the kids or pets in there and use it for lots of stuff (office/guest room/movie room). I'm going to finally use the gorgeous glass ornaments we received many years ago as a gift! We've always been too nervous because of little ones or furry kids, but I feel guilty not using them... I think this is going to be a great compromise: use them, decorate the room for guests, and keep bitty paws off of them.

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  29. I have my trusty notebook and fine tip pen--with my lists from the last few years in it. Keeps me organized and I save money by not buying what I already have and may have forgotten about buying last year...

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  30. I am just trying to get clean and organized now-hubby is off the week of Thanksgiving, so we'll decorate then!

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  31. We'll be decorating soon after Thanksgiving. Until then, I'm decluttering like crazy!

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  32. Right now I'm spending lots of time trying to figure out what I want to even use for decorating so that I can shop for it! It's fun to start over with a new space!

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  33. Decluttering and cleaning...

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  34. Doing all I can to hold off decorating until next week. I love to get out the decorations but first that requires a very thorough cleaning. It is the one time of year everyone seems willing to pitch in and help because it means lights and the Christmas tree go up when we are done cleaning.

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  35. Tweet Tweet https://twitter.com/themama23/status/268833280189677568

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  36. You continually inspire me!!! Thanks, as always!

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  37. I am cleaning and organizing to make room for decorating!

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  38. color coding!! For each room I have a relative color scheme that I decorate with. Each room's color has a similar shade but it helps stream line everything, from decorating to organizing and it looks classic and each year I change some of the shades so, each year its updated, but still has bits of tradition. The test part is that it takes the task out of decorating for holidays, it makes it fun and simple!

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  39. I tweeted about the give-away too! Love how you did the black, red & aqua.

    https://twitter.com/misserandom/status/268838749654372352

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  40. Decluttering and cleaning... trying to make it look like 6 people don't live in my house! :)

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  41. I am in planning mode right now. We are buying a new prelit Christmas tree which should save some time. I have already bought dated ornaments for almost everyone in the family and I am hoping to get a jump start on Christmas cards. Of course I hope for the same thing every year!

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  42. My tree always goes up when we have our first snowfall or Nov. 1st whichever comes first. I have been busy wrapping package, preparing our Holiday cards and testing new recipes for all the Holiday fun! Now on to neighbor gifts.

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  43. Love MS products and I need some organization in my life :)

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  44. We decorate as a family the Saturday after Thanksgiving... It became our little family tradition.

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  45. I love this set! I just bought some of the chalkboard labels today to use on my canisters and they are really nice. Would love to try the rest of the line!

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  46. I'm clearing out toy clutter to make room for the new stuff that Santa will bring!

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  47. I just went out and bought the "tree tops" to put in the planter in front of our house. I'll put some little white twinkle lights on them, some pine cones and some sparkly red cardinals. It lets everyone know we are ready for the holidays to start at our house!!

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  48. I am busy cleaning and organizing before I get my Christmas stuff out. Well I am trying to clean and organize. I also want to paint a couple walls where my tree will be. So much to do. The days go by toooo fast!The MS office and desk things look awesome. Sure would love to win.

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  49. Switching out 'Thanksgiving' candles, for 'Christmas' candles, sifting through thrift stores looking for cheap decor that I can 'up-cycle' into modern decorations. Used, lighted tree was only $25 and is already up!

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  50. Deep clean, clean out the refrigerator, and rearrange the furniture !! I love getting all my decorations out. It's like seeing old friends. I know I tell my girls the same stories every year about who and where each thing came from, but they still love to help me decorate the house.

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  51. We just redecorated our living room, so I'm itching to get Christmas decorations out and in their new homes. But not until after Thanksgiving! We've got some cleaning up to do outside, and I'm on the hunt for outdoor lights for my two evergreens we planted this spring. Other than that it's all pinterest searches and planning for now!

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  52. So Pretty! It's like they knew exactly what you needed! :) I am working on a new wreath for the front door. That's it so far!

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  53. I am participating in an organization challenge to complete organization in each room before the holidays.

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  54. We are starting to decorate and organize all the wrapping supplies.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  55. I do so much, but first I wait til after Thanksgiving is celebrated....then all my decorations from years past come out! Not only are they beautiful, but I love the memories that each contains.

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  56. I cannot wait for Christmas! My mantle is currently in fall mode, but as soon as Thanksgiving is over I plan on putting up the tree and decorating the mantle! This is our first year with an actual fire place to hang stockings over!! Did I say I was excited??

    -Carly V.

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  57. I can't wait to bring on the glitter and all that sparkles. My 2 year old daughter is so excited for the "beautiful lights."

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  58. We're excited to be back in the United States and we get to celebrate Christmas with family this year! We're redoing colors, so collecting new ornaments and making new stockings are on the to do list. We've also purchased some cute plates and tins from the Michael's dollar bins to put our homemade peppermint bark on/in for gifts.

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  59. Those colors are so perfect for your daughter's room! I love, love, love organization and oh how my desk could use a little help in that regard. I am still figuring out my Thanksgiving decor, but I'm looking forward to Christmas decorating this year. I've decided I don't need to use everything we have every single year. This year I'm going with a lot of fresh greens, pinecones, white and sparkly!

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  60. I love the colors of this line! My entire Christmas collection is based on red and blue. I haven' started decorating yet but Ihave started my Christmas crafts. There are never enough days in December to finish before Christmas!!

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  61. I am working on clearing out some of the children't toys to donate to Goodwill, so we can make room for the new toys they will be receiving.

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  62. Space planning, trying to shop around for garland I can add to, bribing my hubby to get the Christmas tree down before Thanksgivng and I bought a gingerbread man cut out to honor my Mother in law who passed away this year. (She made houses and gingerbread men every year.)

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  63. My mother in law is moving in this weekend, already have 3 children and a baby on the way in 9 weeks!! I need ALL of the help I can get organizing this house so Staples would be super helpful! :)

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  64. I honestly cannot believe that the holidays are here. I've kept putting it off, mainly because I was in denial of summer being over, but the first thing I normally do is always decorate the home appropriately. It's the most fun and easiest way to snaz up our home and I can't wait to start putting some Christmas decor up!
    And I am in love with this collection!

    Vera :)

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  65. I have been getting my decor out to see what I Have.Will
    start Christmas after Thanksgiving!!

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  66. I'm actually hoping to start decorating tomorrow for Christmas. It's early, but our oldest daughter is having ACL surgery on her knee and decorating early will be less stressful.

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  67. I am getting decor ready and will start Christmad after Thanksgiving.

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  68. Decluttering before all the Thanksgiving guests arrive so I can get Christmas up.

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  69. I don't think there is a better way to welcome the holidays other than with some great music and a tidy house. And maybe something yummy cooking in the oven. Thanks for the chance! This is a great giveaway!!

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  70. I'm preparing for the holidays by getting out the paint and making over some rooms before I host the family on the 23rd! Wish me luck! (P.S. That gift card would come in handy...;))

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  71. I prepare for Christmas after Thanksgiving. My husband is hitting up the stores on Black Friday for some outdoor lights for our new home. Then we'll start putting up the tree and rearranging furniture to make it fit in our living room.

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  72. My Christmas lights are out (but not turned on yet) because it gets too cold here in Chicago to hang them in December. We'll put the decorations out after Thanksgiving. Can't wait!

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  73. Some rooms are getting a fresh coat of paint before the holidays.

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  74. We do so much decorating for the holidays that this year we started to do some prior to Thanksgiving! We put up and decorate 7 trees in our little house, all have a theme. For instance, we have a tree that hangs on the wall in my dining room and that is our wine tree-all the ornaments are wine related.
    We have two trees up already and are working on the third, though none of these are on the main level of the house so few people see them yet.

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  75. We hung our christmas lights outside already and we'll start setting up our trees next week. I can't wait!

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  76. The day after thanksgiving I start decorating. I'm hoping to do multiple trees this year!

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  77. We'll decorate the day after Thanksgiving, lucky for me my daughter will be home and she loves to do our tree.

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  78. Decluttering! I always try to pare down the random extra stuff accumulated over the year before I pretty the space up with decorations.

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  79. Like lots of people, I'm decluttering, cleaning, and organizing. Then the fun begins after Thanksgiving!

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  80. Like many people, I'm still de-cluttering, organizing, and cleaning. The fun begins after Thanksgiving!

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  81. We're going to start decorating this weekend. I know it's waaaay early, but I can't help it!!!

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  82. Cleaning! I can't imagine bringing more things into our home till I purge and get rid of some. Then, I'm starting by breaking my home up into zones and attacking it that way.

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  83. Not sure why we can't celebrate Thanksgiving with Halloween. I need more time to decorate for Christmas. I have started getting ready by deep cleaning. I try to wait till the farmer across from me has most of his crops in and has planted the field directly across the street. He did that Monday. Yeah!!! We get so much dust when they work the fields( new windows have helped).

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  84. Tweeted about this post @ https://twitter.com/AnnaStarner/status/269138965062356992

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  85. I am already buying presents and wrapping them up with beautiful and festive paper! Alos, planning our upcoming trips to see family!

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  86. Trying to make a space for our christmas tree in our new living room. ginaguate@lycos.com

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  87. We are preparing by cleaning... And this would be perfect for my daughter's messy desk! :)

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  88. I try to give all holidays their "due", so I will be waiting until December arrives. At that time, the stored tubs of Christmas decorations will explode and my husband will go nuts with decorating. Currently, all decorations belong to my husband from his life before me; I have one - the Christmas Pig. Years ago my sister was in the 2nd grade and everyone was given an oval piece of styrofoam. While others created traditional styled ornaments, my sister created a pig complete with a red scarf. The children laughed, but our family chose to honor that pig and now, all four sisters own a Christmas Pig that we proudly display each year. It was more than a decoration; it was a family supporting one of its own!

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  89. I've started collecting pieces from the Martha Stewart collection, but still have a ways to go towards being organized. I'm waiting until Thanksgiving day (post dinner) to break out the Xmas decorations. I have started decluttering to make room for the tree and presents. I love this time of the year.

    Meagan B.

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  90. I'm making my gift lists and moving furniture around to make room for our tree. I could use some help with organization though, so I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    amy.anton5@gmail.com

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  91. wow pretty stuff that I would enjoy having....I am just about finished preparing for the holidays, I still need to bake cookies and clean up the mess decorations make as well as create my crafts to give. Kathy D

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  92. I'm really focusing on keeping things classy and simple this year...so we can focus on what the season is all about while still maintaining our sanity. Getting all caught up in the rush isn't relaxing to me. So, I plan to pick a few fun things for my kids to do, pull out the favorite decorations, and spend a lot of family time together enjoying the season! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Erin

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  93. Well. . .not sure if there will be too much prepping for the Holidays! We just moved about a month ago & have a baby due early January, so the apartment as a whole is getting prepped! =] Ha! But I am definitely the "more is less," with natural elements in my decorating.

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  94. Making a list and buying gifts a little at a time so that it isn't so overwhelming! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  95. I've been purging and getting things cleaned out as much as possible to make room for my Christmas decor! I like a simple but yet classy look and clutter doesn't work well with it:) So in love with this Martha line!

    Jaime
    jaime_reanne@comcast.net

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  96. Right now I am still enjoying the Fall decor for another week. Just had a great evening here at my home with the Bunco gals and was glad to still have my home and the decor tonight being in the festive Fall colors. Next weekend I look forward to changing it out to Christmas magic. Looking forward to a more neutral Christmas color decor this year.

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  97. I would love to win this! One more week till Christmas decorating. I simply love being able to work with my husband and son to transform our home at the holidays. Many of our decorations I inherited. They were purchased by family members and have stories behind them. Plus my parents bought us one new ornament each year and when we moved on to have our own families we had a tree full to take with us! I am carrying on the tradition with my son. Am still looking for that perfect ornament to get him for this year. I always know when I've found the perfect one. After the holiday's its on to my redo of my office (my Graduate School graduation gift to myself!)
    kstars-pa1@comcast.net

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  98. I am prepping for the holidays by cleaning out the kids old toys/clothes to donate and make room for new, I have made my black friday list/gameplan, all the gifts I already have are wrapped and hidden, baking/menu's are prepped all of this will hopefully lead to a very relaxing December with my 4 boys and hubby

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  99. Almost done buying gifts so now I can enjoy decorating!

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  100. Currently I am deep cleaning and baking goodies for the freezer. Erin H.

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  101. I'm getting ready with my lists from previous years. I've also got my decorations organized from post-holidays last year which makes things much easier from the beginning!

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  102. I always pick certain colors for holidays & decorate throughout the house in them.

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  103. OMG! I've just got started. This is our 1st year in a house! We've lived in apartments for almost 5 years! We just moved into this house in April. I've been in and out of hobby lobby... just got my husband to get all of our Christmas stuff down from the attic last night... and I've started on my mantle. I'm exctied to actually have a fireplace- so I'm trying extra special to make it look nice. For my living room- the traditional red, gold, greens... for our bedroom we are doing the purple, blues and working toward the wintery feeling... And for our little man's room- just a little tree of the fun ornaments that we've collected throughout his 2 years of life. Now- I just have to plan my work's Christmas Party... get my house all decorated- and wait to go eat at my family's houses!! :) hehe!

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  104. I'm always trying to purge and organize. This is a year round goal of mine, but it is more pressing during the holidays because we have family over and we need to have our house looking good.

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  105. Right now, I'm just trying to get gift shopping done for our girls. I am hoping to decorate for Christmas next week!

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  106. After upgrading the electricity in our old house, we finally have an outdoor outlet. I'm going to surprise my husband by lighting up the outside of the house, just like when he was a kid.

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  107. The address for my tweet: https://twitter.com/handsonHB/status/269625532226863104

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  108. This year, we are moving December 1st! I am very excited to have found your blog and am using several of your ideas for holiday decorating. I am going to be decorating in purples and silvers this year and am going to have so much fun with my DIY projects!!

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  109. I've noticed the Martha Stewart line at Staples. It's lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  110. I try not to get too far ahead and enjoy fall - but I have learned to shop early and this year I will be wrapping early too (I always wait until the last minute and then it is not fun anymore). I'm also letting the kids do most of the decorating this year - it means the most to me and I know they won't want to do it when they are a bit older!
    Nanette
    Nanetteromo@comcast.net

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  111. We are decorating this week for the holidays!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  112. I am knitting and knitting and knitting some more! Gift knitting, ornaments, and decorations are all being worked on. I also am excited to take out the ornaments my godmother has given me every year!
    xo Julie
    julieATjulierosesewsDOTcom

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  113. tweet tweet! https://twitter.com/julie_rose_sews/status/269683260047638529
    xo Julie
    julieATjulierosesewsDOTcom

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  114. Our tradition is to put all Christmas decorations up and outside the day after Thanksgiving, but for some reason it is taking all my restraint to do it right now !!!! Before Thanksgiving. My tree is 9 foot, I use all pink, I am recovering from breast cancer, double mascectomy, chemo, radiation, two reconstructions so I love pink ! Everything as far as decorations are PINK ! Even though I had alot of pink even before, now it just has extra meaning. I go all out, I love it, its the most beautiful, meaningful time of the year, I had my mascectomy November 3rd and started chemo December 5th. This time of year, I just doubly love this time of year, very special, would love to win Staples gift card to do another project ! Thank you, love, love your blog ! Dana

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  115. Just finished a major staircase redo in time to have my first thanksgiving in this house! Other than that, tree getting day is scheduled for Dec 1st and that entire weekend is dedicated to Christmas-izing the house!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. Well, I am 3/4 done Christmas shopping, but that's because my kids have birthdays Nov/Dec/Jan so it's a lot of shopping!
    Jen H
    jenellendesign at hotmail dot com

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  117. First I need to clean it up before I get started decorating
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  118. tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/269880174269587456 thismomwins@gmail.com

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  119. What a pretty color! So nice to get organized before Christmas!!!

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  120. I am decluttering and making space for the tree, etc. I also organized all the xmas stuff in a red/green tub to find easily

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  121. I've been trying very hard to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to break out the Christmas decorations! In the meantime I've been cleaning out and bagging things up to get rid of.
    Would love to win the Staples gift card...I have a desk that desperately needs help!

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  122. I will be putting up Christmas decorations up after Thanksgiving. The tree, lights, flower arrangements, wreaths and nicknacks.

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  123. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/bonmay/status/270041962906800128

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  124. I am preparing for the holidays by cleaning out everything. I am purging before I bring down all the stuff from the attic. I've been watching too much Hoarders on TV!

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  125. We are traveling to my in laws for Xmas eve, then to my families for Christmas. It is busy traveling but we do it every year and my boys love getting together with their cousins and grandparents. Carmen dot Goddard at yahoo dot com

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  126. We rearrange and decorate for the holidays.

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  127. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/270383248293634049

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  128. Well, we're putting up decorations including wreaths, a tree, and some snowflakes on the windows. We also have at train that goes around the tree and we bake cookies too! Can't wait :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  129. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/270400180942143489

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  130. With three boys ranging in age from 2 to 16, gift shopping can be quite the adventure! The boys have started giving me their lists so I can share them with family. My 6 year old and I will be going through all of the toys that we have right now and determining which ones we can donate to charity.

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  131. I'm getting ready early this year by starting my baking and decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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  132. We have an area in our laundry room that is our mail area and it's always a disaster. Would love to get that spot cleaned up and tidy!

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  133. I am making homemade gifts with my children for family and friends... I will be doing some baking in a couple days. After Thanksgiving I will start putting all of the Christmas decor up and celebrate with my family.

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  134. I'm just trying to remember....simplify!! When I don't have to spend 5 days putting things out and 3 days packing away, I'm a lot happier!

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  135. This is our first Christmas in this new to us house. And we have pretty cyprus trees all of our own, so I cut some branches and hung around the house with white lights. And we also have a banister to decorate. Decorating made me feel like this house is becomming ours little by little.

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  136. I am attempting to clean before I decorate...with three children under the age of 5...hahahahahahahaha I love this Martha line...especially the chalk labels.

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  137. I was invited to be part of a Holiday Home tour this year and I'm starting with my Window Boxes! Cant wait to fill them with fresh greens, Oversized ornaments and flocked branches! Love the Martha Stewart line!

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  138. I decorate my home with seasonal flowers and declutter before the holidays

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  139. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/270646552320675840

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  140. I have a three year old so right now I am trying to do some additional cleaning to make decorating a little easier and teach her all the traditions of the season. It's going to be so much fun this year. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I can always use extra help with organization!!

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  141. I'm just trying to keep my house clean!! That's the first step. Then it's a mad dash when company's coming over. We'll have family in this weekend so the other way I prepare is by grocery shopping! I need to make sure we have good food for everyone!! :)

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  142. This would be perfect for my house! Hope I win!

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  143. Doing a lot of organizing and donating unused items before digging out the decorations.

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  144. Since I lack in decorations, I'm going to bake my way through the holidays : )

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  145. I'm preparing my making my list of things like wrapping paper, ribbons and decorations I need. I do fancy wrapping for the holidays and like to be color coordinated so I try and make sure I have the colors I need.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)om

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  146. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/272197396186935296
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  147. I use lots of plastic totes to keep everything sorted!

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  148. Love the Martha Stewart Brand. Was super excited when Staples started carrying it. My office is in dire need of a make over and I would be thrilled to use the Martha Stewart Brand.

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  149. I will be cleaning, cleaning, forever cleaning! Thanks!

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  150. We are preparing by pulling out all the decorations, culling the undesirable and working our way from room to room.

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  151. We're cleaning and decluttering, it's a lot of work to pick up everything on the ground and throw or file them away. After that we can clean the house. The chalkboard labels are so cute I can use them on so many things. thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  152. tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/272614364928933888
    songyueyu at gmail

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  153. These containers are so beautiful~Great for organization!

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  154. This is the year I realized all I have to do is create an environment that I love, that says holidays to me, and everyone who comes in will love it! It starts with candles on the mantle, lots of twinkle lights, candles/wax tarts that smell like Christmas....

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  155. Love that desk set. Your daughter's room and Christmas tree are very beautiful! We always decorate our tree the Saturday after Christmas, so everyone is busy cleaning up after that and trying to get the rest of the decorations up. I would really like to try some crafts as gifts this year since money is tight and I have been ill for quite some time.

    Have a blessed Christmas Season!

    Teresa <><

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  156. I tweeted this:

    https://twitter.com/2ManyHeartbeats/status/274125276152217600

    Teresa <><

    2ManyHeartbeats

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  157. We have already gotten our decorating done. We have the tree up and we also have alot of indoor stuff like wreaths, candle holders, gift box shaped candy dishes, musical snow globe, floral pieces, and a set of snowmen that stand up about 3 1/2 foot tall. We also have a couple lawn decorations like an angel, merry christmas sign, and santa with the sled and reindeer, and a set of boxed gifts which are pretty big and they all light up. Would love to win this set. It is so cute.

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  158. I am trying to de-clutter our house from all the saved magazines, flyer, newspapers, coupons that I've accumulated. It's hard to get rid of magazines like Land's End, Victoria Secret, Crate & Barrel, Wm. Sonoma, as I may want to purchase items from them for Christmas. All other magazines, such as, Martha Stewart's, Glamour, Seventeen, Allure, etc. I plan to keep, but I have to get them organized. Help!

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  159. i just moved so its been put on the back burner im sad to say

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  160. put up the christmas tree and nativity set

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  161. tweet
    https://mobile.twitter.com/kanaha/status/274399234365730816?p=v

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  162. I prepare my home for the holiday by putting away clutters, setting up the tree and baking lots of cookies. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  163. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/274645560928124929

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  164. I put all the stuff I need in a box and I make a Christmas list
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  165. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/274701394613792768
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  166. We are decorating and putting up our tree this Thursday!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  167. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/275328059614302208

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  168. I am busy getting ready for the Holidays by putting up the tree and cleaning the house extra. I am living in the cutest little rent house ever and am looking forward to my son coming to visit. He is graduating from Army boot camp later this month and we are planning on celebrating Christmas together for the first time in at least two or three years! So yes- the tree is going up and the lights are getting strung!! I have even thought I might actually bake Christmas cookies as well! I know - are you sitting down? Have a Merry Christmas!!

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  169. cleaning and decorating the house inside and out.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  170. Cleaning and lots of decorating!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  171. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/275768482946220032
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  172. To prepare our home, we decluttered some areas downstairs so that I can put up more Christmas decorations there. Also, we rearranged some things in our guest room so that I can set up a table in there and use that as a wrapping station. We are storing all the Christmas presents in an armoire in that guest room until I get them wrapped. It is working out perfectly!

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  173. I am doing a lot of going through old items like toys and clothing to see what I can donate.

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  174. I am cleaning out the guest bedroom!

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  175. I am repainting the trim in the living room and replacing some old blinds with curtains. Eventually I'll get around to the tree!

    mizchulita at yahoo dot com

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  176. I prepare by organizing the overflow of magazines and books.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  177. tweet
    https://twitter.com/leedhowell/status/277618280708059136

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  178. An extra cleaning and decorating the tree!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  179. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/278390031666778112
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  180. Our little tree is up, still shopping and wrapping to do! And baking :)
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  181. I am preparing for the holidays by giving my home a good thorough scrubbing and putting up decorations inside and out!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  182. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/279261989899997184
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  183. We're going simple with just a the tree and a few (high) decorations as there's a toddler in the house this year :)

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  184. I am trying to neaten the house up for company and trying to find places to hide things.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  185. Thanksgiving has come and gone and I'm still not ready. This weekend I am committed to finishing the deep cleaning and getting rid of the piles of paper that multiplied while I wasn't looking.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  186. Cooking up a storm.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  187. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/279748134631006208

    slehan at juno dot com

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  188. i did my shopping early and have all of my gifts wrapped! Just relaxing these last few days!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  189. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/282542430434238465

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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