Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Target Giveaway $50!!!



             Tis the season...for giving!! I was at Target today and while I was waiting
     in line patiently, I saw this cute little gift card and you all came to my mind. There are
     no words to describe the joy that you have all brought to my heart. Thank for stopping
     by my blog and always showing blog-love. I truly appreciate it. This is a small way for
     me to say THANK-YOU. Whether your new to my blog or have been with me from
     the start...you can enter. Here are the rules.
 
                   You can enter 3 times.

             1) You must follow me on google friend connect...this is the only rule.
             2) Follow me on twitter and tweet about it.
             3) Tell me your favorite holiday memory.

        A winner will be picked one week from today by Random.org. Good luck!

       Congrats....Tiffany from Savor Home!!!!!

               

194 comments:

  1. I follow you! brightwishes@hotmail.com

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  2. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/ValSoCal4/status/147113018738749441

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  3. My favorite holiday memory was the Christmas my immediate family and I went back to our hometown in Minnesota and everyone got to spend one last Christmas with the grandfathers before they both passed away soon after. It was so nice to have the ENTIRE family together.

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  4. I keep wondering when I will run into you at Tar-jay.... I follow you, please enter me!

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  5. My favorite holiday memory was when my son was first born... my grandparents (his great grandparents) came and stayed at our home for the holidays... everything was magical about hosting them!

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  6. One year my Grandma made me an entire three story yellow colonial dollhouse, but she disguised it so well that I never suspected what it was. She gave me this tiny little box, with this tiny little key in it and told me to find what it went to. Well I searched for about ten minutes without success. She had hidden it under this giant box and when I got back to the living room she had taken the box off. I was floored! It was so intricate that I knew it must have taken her forever, I felt so special!

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  7. What a great giveaway - I love Tar-jay :) I follow you on google friend connect!

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  8. My favorite holiday memory is when I got my car!

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  9. My favorite holiday memory was our first Christmas as a newly married couple and going to visit hubbie's family for the first time.

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  10. You're the best, my address is... Jk

    I follow you of course!

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  11. My fav holiday memory would have to be making my gramas famous cookies every year! They are delish!

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  12. You are too sweet! Thank you for your sweet comments and fabulous recipes!! I follow ya!

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  13. Love your blog! Every Christmas a special to me when I share it with my family...xo

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  14. My favorite holiday memory is waking up on Christmas morning and serving my banana bread and coffee to my parents. My brother and I then separate all of the gifts. Then we take turns opening them. We have that same routine every year. So simple, but I love it.

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  15. Omg! What a giveaway! Fav holiday memory? My mom Putting cotton balls near the tree aka pieces Of santas beard ;)

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  16. My favorite holiday memory is my first Christmas with my daughter! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  17. Great giveaway Val! Already a happy follower!

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  18. My favorite holiday memory is our annual gingerbread making contest. Always a good time!

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  19. Just tweeted about your giveaway. Merry Christmas Val!

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  20. Love this!! I am a long time follwer:) xo.

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  21. You're so sweet! I'm a follower.

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  22. I tweeted you and the link to this!!

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  23. My favorite holiday memory is getting my pink barbie house. it was glorious.

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  24. My favorite holiday memory was when my dad created sleigh marks in the dirt behind our house. I truly believed in Santa Claus.

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  25. Love Target!
    I am following you! Just now!
    And my fave childhood memory was getting one of those battery operated cars! It was on my grandparents front porch Christmas morning and it was bright red and I loved it! I could not stop riding around in it. And when the battery died, my grandpa had a back-up for me so I never had to stop. Thanks for making me think of this memory again :)

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  26. I gave my husband some custom made boots two Christmas ago! :-)

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  27. my favorite holiday memory is all of my siblings and parents reading the Night Before Christmas and writing letters to Santa and reading them aloud every single year... even now when we are all in our 20s!

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  28. My kids are young (3 and 5), so I feel like I'm still making my favorite holiday memories. They were both able to help decorate the tree and put up Christmas lights outside this year. We haven't done any baking yet, but I'm sure that'll be a blast, too. :)

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  29. I follow you and read your post religiously! :) anna.hartman26@gmail.com

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  30. My favorite holiday memory is making dozens of lunch sacks with my mom and handing them out to local homeless people on Christmas eve!!!

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  31. you are too cute- thank you for sharing your recipes and adventures with us!

    my favorite christmas memory was the holiday we spent in NYC with my family and close friends... we did all things touristy and truly had the most amazing time!

    fingers crossed- i love me some target!

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  32. Who doesn't love Target and I always spend way too much money while I'm in there ;)
    I am a follower!

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  33. Already a follower... and my favorite holiday memory happens every year... the adults in my family draw names for stockings and have a blast opening them together. It is hours of laughter and reminds me every year how blessed I am to be part of my family.

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  34. I follow you on GFC
    Connie Haack
    letsgosew at yahoo dot com

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  35. I requested to follow you on twitter and I tweeted the giveaway
    Connie Haack
    letsgosew at yahoo dot com

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  36. My favorite Christmas memory was always getting together as a family (all my cousins, aunts, and uncles) at my Grandmothers and Santa came and handed out presents. We have continued this Christmas tradition but had to rent a hall because now it includes our kids and their kids.
    Connie Haack
    letsgosew at yahoo dot com

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  37. Such an awesome giveaway!! Of course I am a follower!! Thanks for the generous gift! :)

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  38. My favorite holiday memory is waking up on Christmas morning with my three brother and seeing all the gifts under the tree! It was magical! :)

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  39. i'm following you on twitter too

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  40. i love seeing my girls eyes light up when they see the tree for the first time each year :)

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  41. Hi Val...what kind words and such a kind gesture!!! Thank you!
    : ) Kris

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  42. A Christmas memory: my brother died in September of 1998 and I was pretty sad that Christmas. I must have said to someone that I wasn't going to get a tree and wasn't into celebrating. I came home from work a week before Christmas, turned on my porch light, and an artificial Christmas tree was in front of my door and a plate of cookies was under it. I just stood there and cried. It was one of the most thoughtful things anyone has ever done for me and it brightened my spirits during that sad Christmas season.

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  43. My favorite holiday memory is always waking up SUPER early with my sister and going to peak into our stockings and under the tree and begging my parents to wake up. We would claim areas in the room to open and stack all of our presents. Christmas is so fun as a kid!

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  44. My favorite Christmas memory is when my daughter was almost a year old, woke from her nap and my hubby went to get her. He carried her into the dining room wher our tree was and she saw a Christmes tree for the first time!!!!!! The look on her face was pure magic!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  45. http://twitter.com/#!/KarenShireman/status/147158499493818368

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  46. I am a follower............... :-)

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  47. My favorite Christmas memory is baking with my Grandma!

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  48. Following you. :) I love Target!

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  49. Favorite holiday memory is sleeping on the couch with my puppy all night waiting up for Santa when we were little.

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  50. Cool Giveaway! Did you see the giftcards that actually smell like peppermint??!!! I got some for my family. Super cute! I follow via GFC under TamaraB!

    http://beautyismaximus.blogspot.com/

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  51. My favorite holiday was when my family all lived together and would watch christmas movies. We don't now cause some live far away and are busy :(

    http://beautyismaximus.blogspot.com/

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  52. and my favorite Christmas was 2008... the year our first daughter was born and our family of two became three :)

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  53. Oh, I love Target. I feel like I'm practically there everyday. Of course, I'm a follower :)

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  54. I will never forget our first Christmas as a married couple. Ah, young love!

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  55. Let's see my favorite Christmas memory...maybe the year my daughter was born just a few weeks before Christmas. That made the holiday extra special. Or perhaps when I was little and we would go up North to visit all my cousins...that was lots of fun :)

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  56. You are way too sweet! Happy follower!

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  57. My favorite memory is one Christmas my Granny gave me a New Kids on the Block sleeping bag! I loved that sleeping bag so much! I was shocked because our family is huge and I knew it costed a lot. I miss her so much.

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  58. You are so sweet Val! We adore you!

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  59. My favorite holiday memory is Christmas morning as a child...nothing is better than that :)

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  61. I follow your blog through google friend connect! I'm a targeholic!!!!

    My favorite holiday memory is sleeping in the basement with my brother and sister in a fort we'd made and sneaking upstairs to see our christmas presents early one year. We stayed up all night, and although it made the reactions during gift opening time different the next morning, it was way more fun watching my brother try to look surprised. Sorry that was so wordy haha, but I love everything about Christmas!

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  62. I follow you! littlexoflapper@yahoo.com

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  63. I follow you on twitter and I just tweeted about it! :)

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  64. My favorite Holiday memory was Christmas 09'
    Getting to see snow for the first time in Colorado Springs. I spent it with my fiance & sisters. It was truly a white christmas!! :)

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  65. I am following you on google friend connect :)

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  66. I am following you on twitter & I tweeted about it :)

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  67. My favorite holiday memory was when my daughter was too young to care about presents, and on Christmas morning, she ran towards the half eaten plate of santa's cookies and starting munching away :)

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  68. you are so so so sweet val! what an awesome giveaway, i can think of a million things at target that i want! :)

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  69. I requested to follow you on twitter!

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  70. My favorite holiday memory is every year my brother and I would go jump on my grandparents bed at 5am on Christmas morning!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  71. I follow your blog already, but I joined your google friends connect too. What a great giveaway Val, thank you

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  72. Val, I have been a faithful follower!! This is such a tender giveaway :) Have a Merry Christmas!

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  73. love target! i follow via GFC!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  74. sweet giveaway! I'm a GFC follower!

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  75. My favorite holiday memory is Christmas Eve spent watching a Christmas movie with my all of my siblings and then falling asleep on the living room!

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  76. yahh! i love target :) and of course i follow via GFC!

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  77. one of my best holiday memories was getting a puppy! she was a little jack russell terrier and i named her holly :) xo

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  78. Just followed - my favorite Christmas memory is when I was a little girl, and the only thing I asked for for Christmas was the bell from santa's slay (read the Polar Express a few times that year). It was at the foot of my bed on Christmas morning with a handwritten note I'll keep from Santa forever. That was the last year I believed in Santa, but that memory is priceless.

    www.awayoflifeyoulove.blogspot.com

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  79. How thoughtful of you! :) I'm a follower.

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  80. My favorite memory is waking my sister up super early to go take a peak of what Santa left us in front of the tree, then going back to sleep until our parents came to get us. :)

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  81. i follow you and think you are fabulous!

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  82. My favorite Christmas memory is seeing my nephew and niece creep down the stairs to see what Santa left for them...

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  83. you are too cute val!! love you and your blog! a fave memory...i loved sneaking down the stairs at night when i was a little girl to play with the colorful lights on the railing garland. i can still remember the smell of the plastic branches and yarn keeping them in place.

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  84. i tweeted the give away! #mommaparrott

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  85. my favorite holiday memory thus far would be last year - taking our two little boys to a castle on christmas eve :) we will be going to a different castle this year and the next 2 until we move back to the states :)

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  86. Ooh! I love Target! I am a follower!

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  87. Some of my favorite holiday memories took place at my grandparent's house when I was a child. My whole family would gather there and it was so cozy and fun.

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  88. Wow what a wonderful giveaway. Yes I'm a follower and love your blog...thanks for sharing...Pat H
    pattygary@kc.rr.com

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  89. One of my favorite memories when i was a little girl going to church with my grandparents. thanks Merry Christmas Pat H

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  90. I already follow... And my favorite holiday memory was enjoying the wonders of Christmas through our 1st child's eyes the year she was 21 months. The way we could tell on her face the way she appreciated the lights, the ornaments, and all the fun was so wonderful and made me take notice and take them less for granted.

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  92. I am a Follower. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  93. You are so generous! I'm definitely a follower of your wonderful blog. Happy Holidays!

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  95. One of my favorite memories is getting to sleep in the living room with my sister on the pull-out sofa bed during the holiday break. It seemed like such a treat to not have to sleep in our beds. We would lay there before we fell asleep staring at the lights on the Christmas tree and listening to the sound of the fire crackling! Perfect and magical!

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  96. My favorite holiday memory is the Christmas my son was two weeks old. The best Christmas present I ever received!! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  97. I follow you on Twitter (@jessnorden) and tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/jessnorden/status/147388660789157889

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  98. My favorite holiday memory is Christmas Day...we've always had our family and friends come to our home, so we never have to leave, but get to see everyone. It's always full of food, sweets, wine, laughter and naps! So simple, yet that's what Christmas is all about for me :)

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  99. You're so sweet to do this!!! I follow with Google.

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  100. I follow on Twitter & tweeted about the giveaway.

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  101. One of my favorite memories is going to look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve & listening to the local news guy on the radio telling where Santa was on the radar!

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  102. How funny the day I want to "catch up" on your blog you're hosting a FUN giveaway! Woo hoo! :)

    I'm already a follower of your blog via GFC!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  103. My favorite holiday memory is christmas eve night when my family gets together to eat snacks/desserts, and we just enjoy eachother's company!

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  104. I loved hearing my Dad yell "ho ho ho!" in the middle of the night on xmas eve long after I stopped believing in Santa, bah ha ha! Thanks for hosting.

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  105. I put a request in to follow you on twitter and tweeted. @nalaxu

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  106. My favorite holiday memory is when my grandparents were alive and everyone congregated for the holidays at my parents farm.

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  107. You rock so hard. Recipes and inspiration...and now this!?! I adore you for so many reasons....of course I am following you. :)

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  108. My favorite holiday memories....always go back to my dad's birthday parties on Christmas Eve! Lots of family, and lots of Mexican Food. Perfect, no???? Cheers and Merry Christmas doll.

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  109. My favorite holiday memory is any given Christmas around the fire at my parents house... wine, food, and love. Can't beat it.

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  110. I LOVE you and your blog Val and of course am following!!!!!

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  111. Thank you so much! I follow on GFC - Meg S

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  112. I'm a follower. I love your recipes!

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  113. My favorite holiday memories involve sledding down the big hill with my brother on our school vacations.

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  114. My favorite holiday memory is of my grandmother. Helping her in the kitchen with that old apron on, making family favorites!

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  115. Love your blog Val....and Target! You are just too kind with your giveaway!

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  116. Val! Merry Christmastime!
    Thank you for the chance to win such a great gift!
    I have been a follower for a while!
    My favorite Christmas memory is "Christmas Mornings past with our children." I always bake cinnamon rolls and toast the last batch of biscotti. Our son will be home for Christmas morning! He lives and works in Boise now. It will be the first time that he has been home in 6 months!

    I wish the best of Christmas Blessings to you and your beautiful family!

    Thank you for driving me to the kitchen with your fab recipes!
    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

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  117. Awww you are too sweet! Your blog, yummy recipes and fabulous photography inspire people all over the place, so thank you Val for all the time you put into it! I love Valsocal!
    I follow ya, sister!

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  118. One of my favorite holiday memories.....finding out we were expecting our first babe! (14 years ago - where did that time go?)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Val!

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  119. GIVE ME! LOL! Okay, so I already follow you on gfc and twitter and my fav holiday memory is baking cookies with my mom on christmas eve

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  120. Wow, who can say no to Target. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  121. You know I love me some Target and most def follow you pretty girl!

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  122. You are quite generous my friend! What an awesome giveaway!
    Cheers! Many blessings, Anna

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  123. Favorite Holiday memory: Christmas Eve gift exchange with all ten of my brothers and sisters. Such an overwhelming sense of love and blessings during that time!

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  124. so I just got your comment and decided to pop over and see who you were and LUCKY me... you are doing a giveaway! YES!

    consider me your newest follower--- but not just because of the awesome target giveaway! ;)

    can't wait to read more about you!

    xo,
    ashley

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  125. what a great giveaway right before the holidays! so glad you stopped by my blog because love yours! now following along :)
    xo

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  126. my fave holiday memory has to be all the Christmas videos my dad would take.. he always be teasing us to make us laugh on camera. miss him.

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  127. oh wow what an awesome giveaway!! i follow you via GFC!

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  128. and my favorite holiday memory is my family frosting and decorating sugar cookies on Christmas Eve listening to Christmas music then afterwards watching White Christmas!

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  129. Hello Val, nice to meet you, thanks for visiting the Café - I'll look forward to checking out your blog!!

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  130. My favorite holiday memory is kind of long and its pretty sad this is my favorite memory but it definitely brought the most laughs! My uncle farted REALLY loud at Christmas Eve dinner and all the kids tried really hard to keep from laughing but we all failed miserably. I also loved that a few year's ago my brother was able to surprise us and come home from Afghanistan on Xmas eve!

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  131. My favorite holiday memory was 3 years ago...It snowed for 2 weeks straight, and we never get that much snow here! Instead of having a two week break from school, it was three. We just hunkered in, watched lots of TV and Christmas movies, wrapped presents, played in the snow, went for snow walks at night...it was the best, most relaxed Christmas ever. I still wish for another one like it.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Love ya!

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  132. Fave holiday memory...waking up before Santa arrived and heading down to the family room to sleep under the tree.

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  133. Thanks for the comment, Val!! (: Following!!

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  134. Love following you, Val! You inspire me to get in the kitchen more!

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  135. My favorite childhood memory is hearing Santa's jingle bells while I was suppose to be sleeping in my bedroom. The jingle bells were actually my parents filling my stocking, but as a child I thought it was Santa!

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  136. My favorite holiday memory is at my Grandparents house. Every Christmas I grandmother would have an open house Christmas breakfast for family, friends and neighbors. She would make her traditional egg cheese and ham puff. It was so good and such a fond memory to have. I sure miss those old days.

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  137. oh nice!!! i am at target wayyy too much. I follow you on GFC :)

    one of my fave xmas memories is as a kid, my mom would take my bro adn i to my grandparents for xmas eve. one night we "heard santa" on the roof. i was probably between 8-10 yrs old and that convinced me he was real. come to find out at age 21 or so, it was my grandpa on the roof- LOL ;)

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  138. I follow you on GFC, have been a loyal follower for about a year now!

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  139. Favorite holiday memory is driving around with my family to see Christmas lights while we blast Christmas music! :)

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  140. I'm a follower...LOVE all your recipes! (Thank you for sharing them all!!!)

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  141. You are so fun~ of course I follow ya chick!!
    We had all wanted to give money to someone who needed it, so my fam went to Dennys pretty late on Christmas eve, ordered hot coca, chatted, and then left all of our money for the waitress, it was so fun:)
    Hope you are enjoying the holidays girly!

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  142. That's super awesome of you. I'm a new follower.

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  143. Val, I definitely follow you and I love, love, love Target too! It would be really fun to go there and spend with abandon! (Like I don't already, especially the Super Target with groceries.)

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  144. My favorite holiday memories are Christmas Eve at my aunt's apartment. She never married and only had a small apartment but she would set 4-5 formal tables and seat up to 35 people. She worked as a factory worker for Ray o Vac her whole life and would save like crazy so that she could host Christmas Eve. She did all the baking and cooking and we would show up in our new Christmas dresses and have dinner and then each of us got a gift from her and we each gave her one! Wonderful life of service.

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  145. Wow what a generous gift :) I would love to win.. and I follow you

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  146. Following you on Google Connect!

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  147. Favorite memory: probably when I was 5 and got my puppy, Princess, for Christmas!

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  148. My favorite holiday memory was watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with my family :)

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  149. ... and a very merry Christmas to you too. Thank you for all the recipes and awesome ideas all year long. My favorite Christmas memory is waking up when I was 4 to my very first bicycle in the living room. It was equipped with a bell and streamers and decorated with sesame street decals. It was perfect.

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  150. fav memory as a kid: having a Christmas "picnic" in our basement after Christmas Eve church service.

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  151. This is awesome! Thank you - you are way sweet :)

    I am a GFC follower!

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  152. Hmm my fav Christmas memory...

    Probably two years ago. My aunt puts on a mini Amazing Race and we have to do fun/ridiculous tasks and for some reason that year was extra fun :)

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  153. I tweeted it and I follow you on twitter!

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  154. Favorite memory? Oh catching my parents being Santa Claus! Opss!!

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  155. Great giveaway, lady! My favorite is watching For Better or For Worse's christmas movie - I still try to watch it each year!

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