Chat to Win Contest $45 from CSN!

And the winner is…. #11! Congratulations Tamara! It’s been great getting to know you! I’ll be sending you an email shortly!


It’s birthday week! We may have celebrated the months between Dave’s 35th and mine doing Proactive Acts of Kindness to make the world better, but now it’s time for a gift for you!

CSN has generously offered to give one lucky reader a $45.00 gift certificate to one of their 200 + stores! How awesome is that? They have some great stuff!  Need home goods? Check it – everything from bar stools, and lighting – they have it all. Looking for kids?  This outfit is ADORABLE! Oh, here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ for the grown ups.

Seriously, thousands of items are ready for you to choose them.  Happy Birthday to me! (not that you have to buy me something, just sincere happy wishes are awesome!)

Are you ready for the rules?? There aren’t many! You have to live in the United States or Canada and you need to be a member of this blog. If you aren’t already there is a follow button on the right. Just click it & you’re ready to go!

Chat about what ever you want, in the comments of this post! Did you find something cool on CSN? Would you like to sing my awesome praises? Maybe you want to complain about the weather? All entries count and enter as often as you like! The more you chat the higher your chances of winning! Contest will run until midnight, Friday Nov 12th. Winner chosen by random.org and my responses won’t count.

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  1. Kelly says:

    Finally, a contest I rule at!!! So, last night as I was helping my kiddo construct for parachutes made of a garbage bag, string, twist ties and washers he told me that I’m just like Nanny.. I can do anything. It was a real I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR moment!

  2. vivobello says:

    You are an awesome mom! Trash bag parachutes? My kids would be in heaven! And the hospital! lol
    vivobello recently posted..Chat to Win Contest 45 from CSN!

  3. Barbara says:

    What a fun giveaway! I truly love the ACTS OF KINDNESS. People need to do more of them.

  4. Kelly says:

    A good PAOK today would be to bring me lunch… left mine at home so I had a can of spinach that I found rolling around the back of my car and a bag of sunflower seeds LOL

  5. Kelly says:

    I feel the need to clarify the trash bag parachutes were for his Science Fair project and not to be used to transport children…. hope that clears me of any legal issues

  6. Kelly says:

    Things I’ve learned in the last week… 1. exercise is good 2. Zumba is fun 3. Tankini’s are not ideal for water aerobics and 3. Eye googles are ideal for girls with large girls who participate in water aerobics!

    Oh and I love a contest you can win by simply chatting about the randomosity in your life.

  7. Kelly says:

    Oops.. that should have said eye goggles not googles but hey that little error scored me another entry in this amazing contest … just sayn

  8. Awesome contest! I’m thinking you’re going to have us all stalking this post for the next week!
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  9. Kelly says:

    Why the heck isn’t my gorgeous pic of my tatooed beachfront tootsies appearing on my posts….. I feel so left out oh well

  10. It’s totally gloomy and overcast here today… and I love it!
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  11. Adding a random extra comment because someone has to keep up with Kelly! LOL
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  12. Do you ever get awful kids songs stuck in your head? “It’s the cat in the hat… ” Ugh!
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  13. Kelly says:

    uh oh… I got some chat competition .. nice move Tamara

  14. Oh my, it’s only 9 pm and I am exhausted! I might have to give in and head to bed early tonight.
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  15. Yeah, it’s 3 hours later and I’m still awake. Go figure.
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  16. Listening to Norah Jones!
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  17. I’m treating this as my own personal facebook now. I’m just going to post random status updates here, LOL.
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  18. I’m having a $10 Target gift card giveaway on my blog, stop by and check it out!

    a southerner, a yankee and a mixed breed (or two!)
    Tamara Chewning recently posted..Broken Hanna

  19. I just started a new fan page for my blog on Facebook. I’ll love you if you ‘like’ me!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Southerner-A-Yankee-and-A-Mixed-Breed/172258922787042
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  20. Henria O. says:

    I really would like the Guidecraft Classic White Bookcase for my daughter’s room!

  21. Henria O. says:

    It would also be nice to own the Guidecraft Kitchen Helper for the times she wants to help mommy with the dishes or the cooking. :)

  22. My little guy is teething. Going to check and see if CSN carries Sophie the Giraffe!
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  23. Amanda says:

    You said we could chat about anything! I would like to promote my holiday guide! I have a dozen or so giveaways going on right now and MORE to come!

    Come check me out and enter some too!
    http://onemommasavingmoney.blogspot.com/p/2010-holiday-guide.html
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  24. Tiffany says:

    Chat!? I can do that, I an do that real well! I am running a giveaway for an adorable shirt, from
    NachoMama Tees , stop on by and enter. My blog is fairly new so all my giveaways still have super low entries. I would love if you guys stopped on by and entered.
    Tiffany @ Wyatt Family Farm
    wyattfamilyfarm@gmail.com
    Tiffany recently posted..A Year Ago Today 11-4

  25. Aysha says:

    Oh I love CSN! I did a review of a Mellisa and Doug Train set for them once at my blog. They have so many great stuffs!!
    Aysha recently posted..Photo Gift For The Holidays

  26. Aysha says:
  27. We have gotten to do 3 reviews so far for CSN and both have been super positive. The first time we got a set of uber expensive frying pans that we love and use daily and the second we got a shark steam mop that is also pretty cool.
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  28. Eeek! I just won an iPod Touch at a twitter party! I’m so excited!
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  29. Henria O. says:

    I really love wearing leather loafers (they’re so comfortable) and I’ll keep looking to find the pair at CSN Stores that’s right for me!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  30. Henria O. says:

    My daughter loves wearing princess dress up clothes! I found a couple at CSN Stores for her! Now, I just need to win a gift certificate so I can buy one!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  31. Henria O. says:

    Christmas is coming and it would be great to win this for one extra gift!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  32. Henria O. says:

    I’m also thinking of buying my daughter some ballerina clothing. She wants to start ballet class!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  33. Henria O. says:

    My youngest daughter just turned one on November 1st! Yay!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  34. Henria O. says:

    Why is it so heavenly when your kids go to sleep?!!!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  35. Henria O. says:

    I just listened to a recording of Aretha Franklin singing “Precious Lord” at age 14 and it absolutely blew my mind!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  36. Henria O. says:

    The salmon we had for dinner was yummy!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  37. Wowza! Henria comes out of nowhere!
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  38. Tiffany says:

    This is a really neat idea!!! I think I am going to go check out CSN!
    Tiffany @ Wyatt Family Farm
    wyattfamilyfarm@gmail.com
    Tiffany recently posted..A Year Ago Today 11-4

  39. Listening to Chris Tomlin!
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  40. Kristi says:

    Hey,

    I am your 300th follower and a fellow writer! What an awesome way to enter a giveaway! I love CSN – I did a review for a ceiling fan – so yes they do have everything. Stop by my blog sometime!

  41. Tiffany says:

    Morning ladies, pull up a chair and grab some coffee lets chat
    Tiffany @ Wyatt Family Farm
    wyattfamilyfarm@gmail.com
    Tiffany recently posted..A Year Ago Today 11-4

  42. Tiffany says:

    It is freezing here this morning and I do not want to leave the house. Unfortunately Friday is my errands day so I am going to have to go outside.
    Tiffany @ Wyatt Family Farm
    wyattfamilyfarm@gmail.com
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  43. cakedarla says:

    I currently have a Wilton Care Bear Character Cake Pan up for grabs in my blog giveaway here: http://cakedarla.blogspot.com/2010/10/care-bear-pan-giveaway.html

    Thanks!
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  44. Gotta get some morning chat in. :) I’m so tired all I want to do is crawl back into bed. I highly doubt the kiddos are going to let that happen though.
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  45. My daughter is quoting Curious George to me now, LOL.
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  46. Jennifer says:

    Facebook Friday is in it’s second week! would love to have some people stop in and link up to gain a few extra facebook followers!
    http://momvstheboys.blogspot.com/2010/11/facebook-friday.html

  47. Jennifer says:

    I have a giveaway on right now for a Ladies Bicycle! ARV $160
    it’s a great giveaway to celebrate reaching 1000 followers!
    open to US/CAN and ends Nov 30
    http://momvstheboys.blogspot.com/2010/11/everyday-bicycles-ladies-bike-review.html

  48. buzzvibe says:

    Awesomeness! I love giveaways! I am a new follower via Google Friend Connect.

    buzzvibe at gmail dot com
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  49. buzzvibe says:

    I currently have 2 giveaways posted on my blog, both are for adult toys.

    Taking Care of Business Waterproof vibe ends tonight: http://www.buzzonvibes.com/2010/10/taking-care-of-business-giveaway.html

    Butterfly Kiss ends Nov. 20th: http://www.buzzonvibes.com/2010/11/butterfly-kiss-giveaway.html

    Thank you, and have a great weekend! :)
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  50. I would love it if anyone would stop by and vote for my daughter in this Halloween contest! I’m even giving away a $10 Target GC to one of the voters to say thank you! Click on the “Hanna for President” below.
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  51. Both of my kids are crying and both should be napping! The crying has calmed… one down…
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  52. And now peace and quiet! 2 kids sleeping. 1 happy mama!
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  53. I really want Pad Thai for dinner but don’t know any good places around here. Hopefully I can find something.
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  54. Entered to win the bicycle from Jennifer’s site!
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  55. Angie says:

    I’m with Liza on the ice cream for dinner plan – adorable idea for your left sidebar! Have a fabulous weekend :) (Stopping by from the LBS Tea Party)

  56. Dawn says:

    Hi! What a great idea for a giveaway!!

    Happy Birthday to you and Dave!!! =)

  57. Aysha says:

    @tamara Now you have me craving Thai Food. Yum….
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  58. Hello there and happy birthday to you and Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great family you have. please check out my blog
    http://www.diapercakesbylatersa.blogspot.com
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  59. Samantha says:

    I’m a cool kid, yay!
    LOL
    thanks
    kangabunnie@gmail.com

  60. @Aysha I think I’m going to end up with the Friday night stand by – pizza. Meh. Pad Thai sounded so good too.
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  61. Woot! Half hour till kids bedtime!
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  62. Since my microwave cart recently broke (thankfully none of us were in the kitchen at the time and no one got hurt) I would love to replace it with CSN’s Lorell Double Microwave Cart, 25″x20″x49″, Medium Oak – LLR44139 found here: http://www.csnstores.com/Lorell-LLR44139-LRO1252.html – I am following your Blog Via Google Friends Connect and my email is in my public profile and I can also be reached online on my blog at Ascending Butterfly! :-)

    Thanks for hosting! ;)
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  63. Hi! I love this idea of doing a chatting contest. I have to try this!

    I am having a giveaway on my Holiday Traditions Blog for a copy of The Magic of Giving by Marc Dunston. It’s a great book to encourage giving to others and discovering our talents. I just realized I didn’t list a date for the contest to end. Guess I’ll do that next.
    http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-magic-of-giving.html

    Also I will posting a review & giveaway for a Menu Planning Service this weekend. I’m excited about this one and EVERYONE will get 1 week FREE too! It’ll be on http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com

    Tina “The Book Lady”
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  64. Almost forgot – Do you review books or homeschool? I have a Weekend Book Hop called “Read a Book Lately?” where you can post your book review posts and giveaways. It’s every weekend at: http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com All family friendly books and articles are welcome!

    Tina “The Book Lady”
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  65. OK – Read a Book Lately Blog Hop is up and running. It’s Show and Tell time! What have you read recently and either reviewed and/or are doing a giveaway for? All family friendly books for kids/adults are welcome along with educational or literacy type reviews. Author interviews are welcome to – so, what are you waiting for?

    http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com/2010/11/read-book-lately-3.html

    Please stop by and visit me! Tina “The Book Lady”
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  66. marybeth says:

    A no rules contest-Now I am singing your praises ☺♥
    I have 3 giveaways going on now, stop by and enter them.
    Enjoy Country Living

  67. Thanks for allowing us all to enter this cool giveaway and so simple too!
    I love CSN ! They really have a lot of awesome items and with 8 grandchildren I need any help I can get with gifts! lol
    I have alot of giveaways that are really neat. Please stop by and check it out!
    Peace!
    http://mimilovesall8.blogspot.com
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  68. Just caught up on all my Thursday night shows. Nice to sit and relax and watch some TV!
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  69. Ooooh totally checking out Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly’s Norah Jones review. Love me some Norah!
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  70. Henria O. says:

    Needing to go to sleep but thought I’d take a moment to enter once again…
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  71. It’s supposed to get down to 33 here in TX tonight! I can’t believe the cold has is actually here!
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  72. Annoyed with our local post office. They just delivered a package that they said they delivered on Oct. 23. It’s my daughter’s “Halloween Rocks” tee.
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  73. Henria O. says:

    LOL! I really think Tamara’s trying to win this! What do you think?! May the best lady win! Good luck! :)

  74. Henria O. says:

    I finally got to eat my first meal at about 11:00 this morning when my infant went down for a nap! Sound familiar to anyone….?

  75. Totally Henria! Sometimes I don’t even eat till dinner and after the kids are in bed. I know it’s awful for you but that’s life. Sometimes I think it’s a miracle my body still makes milk to nurse my little guy when I’m eating hardly anything!
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  76. Trying to wrangle in people to vote for my daughter and someone is still beating me! I thought bribing people with a $10 Target card would do the trick but not so much, LOL.
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  77. Henria O. says:

    I am soo waiting for Black Friday to come. It looks like some companies are already doing pre-Black Friday deals (like Wal-Mart).

  78. Do you actually go out shopping on Black Friday? It has to be something REALLY good for me to go out. I cannot stand crowds. I’d rather wait for Cyber Monday.
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  79. Henria O. says:

    I try to shop online and get the deals that you don’t have to stand in line at 2am to get! If there’s something really great this year that I need to be out early for, I’ll ask my husband to watch the kids while I go on the rampage!

  80. The only BF thing that’s ever gotten me to go into a store was Gymboree. They usually have 30% off before noon or 11 I think. They will usually let you put your stuff on hold the day before so you can just go in and pick it up. AND you can use a coupon on top of it so an extra 20% off. That’s the only time I went out on BF, LOL.
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  81. Eating Chinese food.
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  82. Feeling hurt. I wish he’d understand my point of view. :(
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  83. Henria O. says:

    Tamara – How did your daughter hurt/break her arm?

    • One of her friends pulled her down off of the playground at Chic-fil-A and she fell and broke her elbow. We are almost done with the cast – it comes off Monday. (Yay! Giving baths with a cast on is a pain in the butt!) Thanks for asking. :)
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      • Henria O. says:

        Kids! They just don’t realize how dangerous they can be. I fell off the monkey bars when I was in the 3rd grade and broke my arm. I was trying to show off! Luckily the playground was up the hill behind our house. So my dad heard me crying and came running!

  84. Henria O. says:

    We’ll be going to church tomorrow…must…get…clothes…ready…before…morning….

  85. Henria O. says:

    First, need to wash the towels and put away the leftover dinner…

  86. I feel like I’m making new friends chatting on this thread. ♥
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  87. Wow! We have 6 more days to chat on here! This is going to be one long comment section!
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  88. Off to bed – night.
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  89. I have a poor teething boy this morning. He keeps grinding his little teeth. Ouch!
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    • Henria O. says:

      I hated that my daughter always ground her teeth. It was difficult trying to know how to discourage that behavior. She wouldn’t take a pacifier so that solution was out!

  90. Angie, I love your “Funny Things the Kids Say…” on your sidebar. I may have to steal that idea! I always want to share their funnies but it seems silly to make an entire post out of it. Curious, do you save them all/archive them somewhere?
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  91. Henria O. says:

    Afternoon all! Sunday mornings are always hectic for us! I’m glad for a breather!

  92. Argh! Allergies stink! My sinuses hurt and my nose is running.
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  93. My daughter is TWO votes short of winning this Halloween contest. The thing is it’s really not that big of a deal to me but at this point I’m invested in it so I need her to win, LOL. Ugh! Hopefully we get there!
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  94. I think we won by ONE vote! :) I’ll let you know tomorrow if she says we won.
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  95. I’m SO happy – my daughter got her cast off today! Bathing her is going to be so much easier again!
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  96. Ugh, I’m getting a cold and I really really don’t want to be sick. I’m breastfeeding and I can’t take anything for it. :(
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  97. Emmi says:

    What a cute way to hold a giveaway. I just really wanted to comment and tell you how creative and easy this is! Love it!
    mommyfreetime at gmail dot com

  98. I want a giant bowl of soup!
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  99. Raquel R says:

    Another sunny day in California. To bad I don’t feel that well to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Maybe tomorrow……….

  100. Just participated in the most annoying twitter party. :( I ended up leaving before it was over.
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  101. Drowning in emails and needed a break! :-)
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  102. Taking my stuffy nose to bed. Night all!
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  103. Gotta get in some daily commenting, LOL. Where is everyone?
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  104. Fun twitter parties tonight! :)
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  105. Woohoo! Just scored a free book for baby O just in time for Christmas! Check out my blog post for details. I’m sure they are going to go quickly.
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  106. Good morning! I feel like crap with this cold! I wish it would hurry up and go away!
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  107. Do your kids make up words? My daughter’s word of the day – Compalent: a pair of butterflies that are not the same size. LOL
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  108. Why is my child awake and out of bed? To ask, “Do snails poop?” Tried to keep a straight face… YES, now go to bed. “Poop is good for the plants. Do grasshoppers poop?”
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  109. Off to bed! One more day of chatting! :)
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  110. Good morning!
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  111. vivobello says:

    Morning everyone! last day to enter!!
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  112. I just got my first review and giveaway for my blog! I’m so excited! :)
    Tamara Chewning recently posted..HOT DEAL FREE Random House Childrens Books!

  113. What’s for dinner? My daughter wants “chicken, salad and corn.” That means going to the store…
    Tamara Chewning recently posted..HOT DEAL FREE Random House Childrens Books!

  114. The baby is awake! Gotta go feed the hungry boy.
    Tamara Chewning recently posted..HOT DEAL FREE Random House Childrens Books!

  115. Jason’s Deli for dinner – yum!
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  116. More twitter parties tonight. So addicting! Plus, two sleeping kids and a husband at work means I’m stuck at home anyway.
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  117. It’s 10:37! Random comment time! LOL
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