Sunday, March 28, 2010

Shining the Spotlight on YOU...a give-away!!!


(another sample Holiday cover!)

Although we are kicking off the countdown to the holidays a teensy bit early (okay, we are understating that), we can't create a Holiday 2010 magazine in real time, now can we? As many of you know, there is a good six-month lead time when creating a new magazine. So, Matthew is used to listening to Christmas music in July while testing cookie recipes and painting Easter eggs while pumpkins cast toothy grins his way.

As we plan the pages, shoot the features and weave the stories, we are also thinking of how we can include YOU, the reader in our Holiday issue. And that is what we are setting out to do with Holiday with Matthew Mead. We have many exciting opportunities for you up our sleeve (to be revealed fully, later) and we are happy to announce our very first give-away contest, and the prize is a bit more exciting than a free copy of the magazine (although we will be offering those up, too!).

So, here are the details of the prize and the process:

We are offering up a mention in Holiday with Matthew Mead for you and your blog or online shop (if you have one). We will include a brief description, an image and your url.

This is an example of what your ad/mention will look like and it will measure 4 inches wide x 2 inches tall:

Now, how do you win this prize?

It's easy!

To win, simply copy and paste the following info (with our link) into a blog post:

Head over to Holiday with Matthew Mead to find out how you can win the opportunity to have your blog or online shop mentioned in the magazine. Holiday with Matthew Mead is a  "book-azine" celebrating and offering inspiration for the Christmas holiday season. To be released in October 2010, Holiday is offered via online orders only - in limited quantities - and will not be sold on newsstands. But, by simply following the BUY HOLIDAY MAGAZINE link below their banner, you can reserve your own copy of this beautiful magazine, with guaranteed delivery of the magazine straight to your mailbox!  Holiday with Matthew Mead is144 pages of holiday inspiration with well-known and admired designers, bloggers and top-notch features, printed on beautiful paper and not drowning in ads!
Now, head on over for your chance to win!

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For a second entry and a chance to win a free copy of the magazine, take our button (found at the upper left sidebar of our blog) and paste it into the sidebar of yours!

And, of course, tweeting or Facebooking about our give-away earns you additional entries, too. Just be sure to let us know you did!

And don't forget to comment below to let us know how you entered  our give-away!

(Contest is now closed!)

118 comments:

  1. I just blogged about your mag!! It will post tomorrow!! http://midwesterngoneidahoan.blogspot.com/

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  2. I have your button on my blog also!!

    http://midwesterngoneidahoan.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hey guys! I just posted and added your button to my blog and my blog automatically posts to my facebook page as well. Great ideas and I see Matthew is trying out his favorite green color on the cover! Looks great! Best wishes, Kim

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  4. I am so excited...I've just blogged about the giveaway on my blog http://www.rubysupcycledesigns.com!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  5. I've had your link on my sidebar for weeks now! Check it out at http://www.rubysupcycledesigns.com
    Yippee...chance #2
    Beth

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  6. I tweeted about your giveaway here: http://www.twitter.com/RubysUpcycleDes
    Yipee...chance #3
    Beth
    shop: http://www.therubyneedle.etsy.com
    Great winter knitwear!!! :) Perfect for the holiday mag! ;)

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  7. I also posted about your giveaway on my facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/RubysUpcycleDesigns
    Beth

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  8. And, lastly, I added a post on my fan page about your giveaway!
    http://www.facebook.com/therubyneedle

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  9. I added your button to my sidebar and I will post about the giveaway on my blog next week.

    Joan@anythinggoeshere

    thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/

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  10. I just posted about your giveaway and linked to your post! So exciting

    http://bananasanddamaskinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/03/holidays.html

    Anna

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  11. I added your button link to my design blog!

    Anna

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  12. I linked to your page on my facebook profile!
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/akintigh?ref=profile

    Thanks!
    Anna

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  13. I'm so excited for the book azine to come out! I just posted it to my blog post (it appears at the end of "Treasure Hunt Stench." Thanks!

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  14. I go nuts at the holidays so I'm really looking forward to this.
    I'm setting up my blog posts for when I'm on vacation so my post about this project won't be up until April 7th - scout's honor! Okay I wasn't in the Girl Scouts but I was in 4-H and that's just as good, right? :)

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  15. What a great idea..lovely magazine..I am so looking forward to your tips, ideas and holiday decor. I have just done a post and added your banner to my blog. I am also following you on facebook. Would love for you to stop by and view my blog. I look forward to the chance of being featured here !!!

    www.mydreamcanvas.blogspot.com

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  16. I just posted about the giveaway on my blog. What a wonderful opportunity.

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  17. Your button has also been added to my blog.

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  18. Great looking e-zine! Can relate to the timelines! It's Easter and I'm talking turkey and strutting my stuffing for Thanksgiving!

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  19. Wow what a pretty cover! makes you want to see what else is between those covers!

    I blogged about the giveaway!

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  20. I also put your button on my side bar=

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  21. Really looking forward to this magazine. You'll find a post regarding your giveaway on www.recapturedcharm.com. Great idea!! Great giveaway!
    Lisa

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  22. Just did a little post about your new magazine!

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  23. posted on my blog...
    http://www.creekbedthreads.com/2010/03/matthew-mead-contest.html

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  24. grabbed a button!

    http://www.creekbedthreads.com

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  25. Whooo-hoooo! Posted your link and above post to my blog...farmandfrufru.blogspot.com...fingers crossed!

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  26. joined your facebook page! farmandfrufru.blogspot.com

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  27. I've blogged about it! This is very exciting and I would be over the moon if I were so lucky to win!

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  28. I posted today about the new Magazine! :) How fun!!!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  29. I posted about the giveaway (http://homemadediva.blogspot.com), grabbed the button, and talked about it on my Facebook fan page! :o)

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  30. wow, this is fantastic! What a prize! I will write a blog post and do all you have suggested. :) Thank you.

    http://www.beewisebags.com/Bee_Wise_Bags/Bags.inspiration.life./Bags.inspiration.life..html

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  31. I look forward to seeing your latest holiday issue when it comes out!

    Kat :)

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  32. I tweeted about your wonderful giveaway! And found it by being a follower.

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  33. I also blogged about the giveaway to let others know about this wonderful opportunity.

    Kat :)

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  34. I am excited to see this lovely bookazine!! I have blogged, added button to my sidebar, Tweeted and my blog post with soon post to my FB page!!
    Would love to see Grandma G's in the pages of your publication!

    Georgia
    Grandma G's
    http://www.grandmagscottage.net

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  35. Whaqt a wonderful opportunity! I have posted about it and also added your button. I have a blog and online vintage shop.

    www.razmataz.ca
    www.razmatazblog.blogspot.com

    Thank you,

    Chania

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  36. I blogged about this fantastic opportunity (post coming out on March 30th). I'm looking forward to getting this magazine.

    http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.com/

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  37. I posted about the giveaway on my blog: http://ournestingground.blogspot.com/2010/03/holiday-with-matthew-mead-giveaway.html

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  38. What a great idea for a giveaway. I just tweeted about it at http://www.twitter.com/michelle_cc

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  39. Yahoo! I came, I saw...I blogged, I buttoned, I Twittered, I Facebooked and I'm about to reserve!Here's a link to the blog post...http://annabelle-bulat.blogspot.com/2010/03/holiday-with-matthew-mead-give-away.html

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  40. What a wonderful opportunity. I just posted about it on my blog here: http://bit.ly/b02A4n

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  41. Hi, great idea!!!!

    So I posted a side bar link and blogged about the contest here:

    http://primitiverughooking.typepad.com/wiltsiebridge/

    Then I tweeted twice here:
    http://twitter.com/WiltsieBridge

    And I posted on my personal Facebook here:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=672845783

    And finally on my Shops Fan Page here:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Milan-NY/Wiltsie-Bridge-Country-Store/102443955027?ref=ts

    Total of five different promotions! Yay!

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  42. Looking forward to this magazine and what a fun job you have to the Holidays around all year long !

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  43. I am looking forward to this fab magazine..Matthew rocks!!!

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  44. Hi Matthew and everybody at the magazine. I just posted the info about the publication on my site: http://www.inmyownstyle.com/inmyownstyle/2010/03/head-over-to-holiday-with-matthew-mead.html

    I also tweeted about it and posted to my facebook.
    You always know how to stir up excitement!!

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  45. Looks like a great magazine! I've added your button and a post on my blog www.LisasCraftiqueBoutique.blogspot.com:)

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  46. I added your button and did a blog about the new magazine! Can't wait for it!
    Laurie
    www.whistlestopcountrystore.blogspot.com

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  47. Sounds like a fantastic magazine. Waving hi to Kim (Today's Creative Blog) for directing me here. My blog post is up. http://www.tonyastaab.com/2010/03/holiday-with-matthew-mead.html

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  48. Your button is up here: http://tonyastaab.typepad.com/holidays/

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  49. And I re-tweeted your tweet :) http://twitter.com/holidaymagazine/status/11243951302

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  50. Just blogged about it!

    http://lovinmylovebugs.blogspot.com/2010/03/wish-me-luck.html

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  51. blog post: check!
    blog button: check!

    I am so excited about the arrival of spring, and certainly don't want to rush summer, but now I can't wait until October......
    Christine

    http://piesandaprons.blogspot.com

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  52. I've created a post about this and will add your button to my sidebar now:
    http://litasworld.com/2010/03/early-holiday-fun/

    yahoo!

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  53. Hi! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I appreciate the opportunity!

    I posted a blog & tweeted about it!

    http://adesignstory.com/i-hope-i-win/

    Lindsay
    www.adesignstory.com

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  54. Just posted about your Holiday magazine on my blog!
    http://www.westbrookecottage.com/2010/03/holiday-with-matthew-mead.html
    Thanks and good luck with the magazine!!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  55. Just added your button, too! Yippee!

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  56. we posted on our blog today
    can't wait to see inside the book

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  57. I blogged about it, and it will be up tomorrow!

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-could-be-featured-in-magazine.html

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  58. I have your button on my right sidebar

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/

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  59. We blogged about the magazine and added the button to our site:)
    Lianne & Paul
    Swirly Designs
    http://swirlydesignsblog.blogspot.com

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  60. Just blogged about it here:

    http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-thoughts-on-rainy-day.html

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  61. Just added your button to my sidebar, too. :)

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  62. This is a Great Contest!!
    I Blogged, Put the Button on my sidebar, Tweeted, following you on Twitter, Fan on FB.

    I think I have them all.
    Thanks, Nancy
    www.coeurdalenegifts.com
    coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

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  63. I LOVE the colors on this page! This would make a BEAUTIFUL cover! However, I must confess, I am partial to green. There is something truly refreshing about this photo ... eye candy it is!

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  64. Awesome gift! I blogged about your great give-away on my blog. Hugs Lucia:)

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  65. Just added your button to my side-bar as well:)

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  66. and I facebooked about the giveaway here...

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=646350370

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  67. http://littlelovables.blogspot.com/2010/03/holiday-with-matthew-mead.html
    blogged it!

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  68. and added your button to my sidebar!

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  69. Just posted news about your Holiday magazineand Giveaway on my blog AND added the button on the left sidebar :-) So, please enter me in your fabulous GIVEAWAY! The holiday magazine is sure to be a success ;-)

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  70. I added your button and did a blog entry... Can't wait for the new bookazine. I've already used some ideas from fleamarket style with great reviews! LEZLEE

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  71. I just did a post on my blog. cant wait! I have a pretty good collection of vintage christmas and can't wait to see what your ideas are to add to the collection.

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  72. I blogged about this contest!

    http://733blog.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-want-to-win.html

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  73. I'm posting, added button to sidebar and entering to win! Thanks!
    ~judi ;)
    the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

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  74. The Magazine looks great!
    I just grabbed your button...
    I am looking forward to following!
    www.seizingmyday.com

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  75. I had to...

    I wrote a post just for y'all!

    Going to be exciting to watch all this unfold!

    =) here is my URL Link:

    http://www.seizingmyday.com/2010/03/30/all-this-green-has-gone-to-my-head/

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  76. Heading back to my blog to give a quick shout out to your magazine, posting the button on my sidebar as well. Thanks for the "golden" opportunity for a chance to win!
    Beth

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  77. This is such a wonderful idea, I have added you to my sidebar, my blog roll and became a follower...... I will do a shout out as soon as I can....I'll be back often to enjoy all your great posts!!!
    Love the yellow!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  78. Hi there - I will be posting on my blog site, grabbing your button for my sidebar, as soon as I figure out how to, and will be facebooking about your giveaway. Also became a new follower. Wonderful "Spring-y" yellow!

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  79. I blogged it!
    http://www.whateverdeedeewants.com/2010/03/holiday-with-matthew-mead.html

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  80. What a generous giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity. I look forward to this holiday book-azine. I have posted about this giveaway contest on my blog. Here is the link to the blog post:

    http://theintentionalhome.blogspot.com/2010/03/post-3-calling-all-momentrepenuers.html

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  81. I just grabbed your button and put it on my sidebar under the title "Buttons Worth Clicking On"

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  82. How sweet! Thank you! I'm following...and just posted a blog here: http://thelittleredshop.blogspot.com/2010/03/holiday-giveaway-with-matthew-mead.html

    : )

    Julie M.

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  83. I posted your button in my sidebar too!

    : )

    Julie M.

    http://thelittleredshop.blogspot.com/

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  84. And....I let all of my Facebook friends in on the fun! Thanks again and best wishes to you on all of your beautiful endeavors!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  85. Got the button up and proudly displayed in my sidebar.

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  86. i added the button (mine is on the bottom) and blogged too.............hook me up !~!

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  87. Hi Matthew, I posted your paragraph and a link back to your site on my blog for chance one! Suzie

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  88. Hi again! I posted your button on my sidebar for another chance! Suzie

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  89. Hi Matthew, Suzie Button again! I posted on my Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/#!/suziebutton?ref=nf for a third chance!

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  90. Suzie one last time. I tweeted here http://twitter.com/SuzieButtons too for a fourth chance! Woo Hoo!

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  91. I posted about the Christmas book-azine on my Christmas blog!! I also added your button.
    http://whisperingchristmasdreams.blogspot.com/

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  92. I added a link to my blog and will post on facebook and twitter. Thank you for the opportunity. I'm so glad to have found you!
    www.hydrangearow.blogspot.com
    www.hydrangerow.etsy.com

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  93. Oh pretty please pick me! I would be just delighted!

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  94. I also added the banner to my blog!
    www.vintagebellastudio.blogspot.com

    Living the vintage life!

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  95. I tweeted about it! I have more christmas than anything! Vintage christmas that is!

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  96. Ok,I'm done!How can I get more chances!!

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  97. got your button on my sidebar....how exciting. xoxoxox Thanks for the chance.

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  98. Do enjoy your fun Giveaway, I'm voting for Koralee, just check her out, you'll see what I mean... so much sweetness on just one page.
    Have a happy Easter weekend! xo

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  99. Your blog button is now on my blog, and the post will be up on Monday.

    I'm looking forward to any future magazines from you and your team. Flea Market Style was delightful!

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