Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our Best Contest Ever!

EXTRA EXTRA.. Want to see your home in a HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead full size spread?? Do friends and family tell you your home is magazine worthy? Have you ever wondered if your home has what it takes to be featured in print? Yes? Well, get ready to put your home's best face forward and see if we agree.

We, the team at Holiday with Matthew Mead, are looking for a great home with style to feature in a three-spread layout in the upcoming issue (to be launched in October 2010). We will come to YOUR home and decorate it for the holidays, with all styling and photography done by Matthew Mead, himself. We will work at your home for 2-3 days... propping and photographing all aspects of lifestyle, including food, people, decorations, etc.



What are we looking for?

Clean, fresh, light-filled modern sensibility with interesting collections and a description of some of your HOLIDAY traditions.

How to enter?

1.This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Most importantly: you MUST own the home you are submitting images of. Because of the challenges in contacting and having the legal owners of the rental property sign the releases, and the short time frame of this contest (the feature will be shot this summer), we simply cannot risk the liability and potential hold-ups that might be involved. We know that renters have beautiful homes, too, and in no way is this stipulation meant to offend those who rent. The exclusion is for liability and technical reasons only, due to the nature of the short time frame between the submission of photos and the actual shoot.
2. We are looking for NO MORE than FIVE pictures (4x6 size) of your home. On the back of each picture, please put your full name and the approx. size of each area/room. Also, please include the following information with your entry:

Full Name
Address
Phone #
Email address
Any other pertinent information you feel will help us get a better feel for the space.

3. Some suggestions for rooms/areas to submit images for: mantel, staircase, dining room with table and window in shot, furniture groupings (living room, sitting area), windows, large piece of furniture suitable for decorating, your kitchen.

4. These PRINTED pictures (not on a cd) should be mailed, not emailed (electronic images will NOT be considered). In other words, we want the good old-fashioned printed photos.

Please mail these photos to:

Matthew Mead Productions, Inc.
75 North Main St.
Boscawen, NH
03303.

5. In addition, please post this button in your blog or business website's sidebar:




OR:

Let us know you purchased a copy of HOLIDAY (which will NOT be sold on newstands, but rather, ONLY on this website (see the BUY HOLIDAY link below our banner)...

OR:

Become a Follower and Tweet or Facebook about our contest.

(and let us know what you did in the comment section of this post!)

6. And finally, if you have any questions, please email us at newjenny@aol.com  

So, get your cameras out and send us some great photos of your home. Who knows, you just might find your home peeking out from the pages of Holiday 2010!!!
But hurry!
The contest closes on July 15th, and all entries must be postmarked on or before that date, with no exceptions.

Good luck!

(This contest is now closed)
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Holiday with Matthew Mead is sold only through this website.
Have you reserved your copy yet?

92 comments:

  1. facebooked about the contest and I put your button up!! I didn't buy one of the mag - but I won one:)

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  2. I presume this is not for international players, isn't it?
    Carola
    P.S.: I'm in Germany

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  3. Posted the button on my blog (http://www.tippystocktonblog.blogspot.com) check.

    Blabbed on my blog about the contest - check

    Magazine bought at the ME Workshop - check

    Now off to find some pictures!!! What a challenge you've given us Matthew. How fun is this?

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  4. What a dreamy opportunity. Best get the duster out, snap some photos, and cross my fingers!

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  5. How I wish I could be involved in this...I am guessing you won't fly all the way to Australia to photograph my home?

    Good luck to all the entrants!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  6. Wow! How great is this! I'm a follower and will post your button on my blog. Everyone has been emailing me and telling me to enter your contest. Fun! Thank you for this opportunity!
    Michelle

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  7. So exciting! I ama follower and have added your button to my blog.

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  8. My, my, my....to tell the story of a home in 5 snapshots -- what a fun challenge.
    Pre-purchased my magazine - here we go!
    Kari
    www.meadowviewfarmwi.blogspot.com

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  9. How fun! I am a follower on Facebook and can't wait to enter the contest!

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  10. I just bought the magazine and will send pictures soon. aemcneill@hotmail.com

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  11. I just posted about this! How exciting!

    http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.blogspot.com/2010/06/is-your-home-magazine-worthy.html

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  12. Ok, I am going to post on my Christmas blog, and I became a follower and I am going to order the magazine!

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  13. I will be sending in my 5 photos! I'm excited about this! A part of my house was featured in a 4th idea book on the home page of houzz.com today so I must be doing something right! WHo'd a thunk?!

    I'm also putting a button on my blog! I ADORED Flea Market Style and I KNOW this is going to be A FAB BOOK/AZINE!

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  14. I'm following on facebook and am thinking of getting out my camera to snap home pics!
    kristincita1@comcast.net

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  15. Hello sweet Linda & Matthew - I think this is a fabulous idea! However, the house I would totally love to see in the magazine spread is Nester Smith of The Nesting Place, but she's a renter. She fits all of the criteria plus more. I've been admiring her decorating style for over a year now. Her home is filled with beautiful things - each room has been lovingly pulled together with fresh color and unique accessories.

    Please consider allowing renters to join your contest!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  16. hey there,
    ooohhh so fun!!!
    hhhmmm 5 shots? i will try!
    have a great week
    oxoxo,
    jessi

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  17. o.k. have the cannon focused and ready to shoot! be looking for my photos--i will be the one with my fingers crossed! p.s. you will play in PEORIA!

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  18. Renters are lovely 2!
    Especially when they live in a 1882, never been photographed loft style 20 ft tall ceilings, exposed brick,staircase,wood floors, with origanal windows and crown moldings!
    Just an Idea :) hehe
    Jenny at Simple Casual Living :)

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  19. What a wonderful opportunity for someone. Maybe it can be me. I will post the contest on facebook and order a magazine and send in five pictures. (Only five?)

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  20. We love renters, too! The problem is getting releases from the actual owners of the building signed and returned to us. It has proven to be a bit of a headache in the past, and because we are basically holding a one-month contest (with shooting to take place this summer), we simply cannot take on the challenge at this time. But for future issues...? Why not?! :)

    Cheers,
    Linda

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  21. What a great contest and such a good idea!

    Is it open to residents in Canada? If not, then good luck to all the entrants!

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  22. Wow this would be amazing. I'm in Canada so I'm sure I don't qualify but truthfully my renovation won't be done till the end of July so no pics of the finished product anyway. Darn it.

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  23. I just blogged about this. http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2010/06/calling-all-homeowners.html

    Im not sure if I'm eligible but I would just love to have Matthew and his elves come work their magic in my home. I'll even make hot cocoa.

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  24. Wow...sounds like alot of fun...and having someone else decorate for the holidays, that must be the prize right? I don't know if a Farmhouse Country Style fits into this magazine but it would really be nice not to have to be the one decorating for days! I love it when all is said and done, but the work involved! I planned on a Christmas in July post...so I'll pass it on. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  25. I'm an early follower, posted the button on my sidebar, and have ordered my copy of the magazine. Now if you'll excuse me, there are some photos I need to take...

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  26. Just bought a copy....blog updates / facebook updates coming soon!

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  27. I'm a follower and I bought a copy of the magazine!

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  28. Bought my book-azine. Grabbing a partner in crime to eyeball the place. Will send photos soon.

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  29. I can't wait to see who wins!!! I am a renter - so I don't get to:( But I do have the button on my blog!!

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  30. Updated the blog just now!

    http://shabbyfrenchcottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/holiday-with-matthew-mead.html

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  31. I read the small print - yes, this contest is open to home owners in Canada!

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  32. Just posted my dream come true wish for Christmas on Facebook, sorting the photos, hoping you get to come to KANSAS for Christmas...ordering this bookazine today....prayers sent, fingers crossed....FUN FUN FUN!!!! whoever wins is LUCKY!!!!

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  33. Thanks to Layla Palmer, I'm ordering the magazine while charging my camera batteries.

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  34. Just became a follower on facebook!

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  35. Will you come even to italy?

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  36. Count me in! I just sent you photos today.
    I will tweet about this also and fb it.
    kasey

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  37. I posted the link today on facebook and am so excited to enter my home. Photos are on the way.!!!

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  38. I put your button on my blog (lifeasishowit.blogspot.com) and will be sending pics asap!

    Your totally awesome for doing this!

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  39. I just sent along my pictures and my fingers are tightly crossed. I also just ordered my copy of your bookazine...can't wait to see the NieNie feature!

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  40. Put your Button on the Blog, will purchase the magazine too. I will also Tweet and FB follow.
    I am glad to have come across your site. This would be a wonderful gift,I would be honored to be the winner.
    I look forward to having the Holiday e- zine, winner or not.

    Grazie!
    Thank-you for the opportunity.

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  41. just the excuse I need to get my house in order!! I'll be forwarding photos but in the mean time I am a follower, purchaser and I've blogged about it..

    http://cinnamonpost.blogspot.com/2010/06/welcome.html

    thanks for the opportunity!
    ~Tara

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  42. Omg...I would love this!!! I have just seen it,so I better get my photos ready!

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  43. I purchased the magazine on line. After my weekly Saturday cleaning is done tomorrow, I think I will take pictures and send. What do I have to lose?

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  44. Wonder if you will find me in the middle of 160 acres in Kansas? I can't wait to take pictures and post this on my blog...thanks for the opportunity!!!

    carmen'scustomcreation.blogspot.com

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  45. I have followed you on FB, I WISH I could put you on my blog- if I had one I would! Although I love to decorate/be creative, this is the first time I have entered a contest like this, I'm gonna step out! Thank you for the opportunity for us "regular" people to perhaps be featured! :-) Can't wait to see the results. Pics are on the way!
    Kristine
    kristine.meaux@gmail.com

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  46. I put your button on my blog, added myself as a follower and went on my facebook page and posted your contest. I am sending pictures of my house too. Come to So Cal and see my house. You will love it!

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  47. facebook(ed)you-(I don't have a blog or twitter)and I plan on buying! Exciting! K.Toigo

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  48. I just found your site, bought your magazine and am in love with it all. Can hardly wait for the magazine. Would love to win, but will be very happy to see the magazine. Thanks.

    Tammy
    tsthaler@insightbb.com

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  49. ...oh my goodness ...off I go to snap some pics!
    ...I am very excited to see the magazine wether we are in it or not!

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  50. I posted that adorable button on my blog! I am mailing my pictures today....can't wait to see the magazine!
    Good luck!

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  51. added button to my blog---check
    became facebook fan------check
    took photos of home------check
    purchase book-----------asap!
    Thanks!

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  52. I have added the button to both of my blogs. I bought the book a couple of weeks ago, I can't wait to get it! I am going to do a post about this too... Christmas is my favorite!! Now I am off to clean and snap some photos... fingers crossed!!

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  53. What did I do? Took my pictures, read the instructions a million times, added the button to my blog and am hoping to meet your crew!

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  54. What a great opportunity!! I'm a follower and will post your button on my blog, I am going to do a post soon...Love, Love, Love Christmas!! Can't wait to see your amazing book. Would love to meet you and your crew!!! xo Glad

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  55. Hi again!!!

    I've been a busy girl...got all my photos together and everything is in the mail as I type! Hope you like!!! Also, put up the button on my blog too!

    Cindy

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  56. Sending pictures today!! Will post button:)Thanks!

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  57. This is so exciting... for me or whoever is chosen! My photos are on their way to you. And I'm posting your button, talking about this on Twitter and Facebook and crossing my fingers!

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  58. This is so much fun! I am JUST discovering this, so will get busy with some photos today! I posted button and will blog! Thanks!

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  59. What an exciting contest! Thanks for the opportunity! Our home pics are in the mail.
    ~ Julie

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  60. So very exciting! My photos are in the mail. Hoping, hoping, hoping.....

    I bought the magazine.

    I posted on facebook:)

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  61. Looks like it'll be tough to pick one out of so many amazing bloggers! I was a little hesitant to throw my hat (house) into the mix, but I thought, shoot, why not! I've already ordered the magazine, and posted a link on my blog. The pictures will be in the mail tomorrow. What a thrilling opportunity. Best of luck to everyone!

    Lani

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  64. What a fabulous opportunity! I just found out about this contest. I hope my pictures get there in time. I'm going to send them overnight delivery, but it won't be until tomorrow.

    I know you only want printed pictures, but you can visit my blog to get a good idea of what my home is like as well. But, be assured, I am sending the printed photos. :)

    I'm going to put your button on my sidebar, and I became a follower. :)

    Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity!
    Sincerely,
    Jojeana

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  65. I put the button on my blog and bought a copy! I'm keeping my fingers crossed...what a dream come true ♥

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  66. I have bought a copy of the magazine and my entry is in the mail!

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  67. Here we go...button is on blog(www.treatsrus.blogspot.com) and I am a follower. Pictures are on their way and fingers are crossed.

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  68. This is the ultimate contest!! I have your lovely button in my sidebar. I also follow on Twitter and I'm a FaceBook fan. I'm mailing my photos tomorrow! I can't wait to see the lucky winner's holiday house!!

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  69. Very excited about this opportunity. Our Cottage In the Woods is in the final stages of our latest update. Finished touches should be done tomorrow so it will be tight, but I'm going to try to get pics taken and submitted by deadline.

    Your button has been on my blog , I'm a follower on Twitter (and have tweeted about the conest). I'm also a follower on FB and am looking forward to getting my copy of the magazine - whether or not my house is selected! Thanks!

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  70. Ordered the book-azine last week. Can't wait to recieve it. Good luck to everyone.

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  71. Okay, I tried to put the button on my blog.. www.decoratingeveryday.blogspot.com, I purchased a copy of your great new magazine and I follow you on Twitter. Although the deadline is tomorrow, I am doing every best effort to get the pictures developed and postmarded in the mail. I can only hope you like my home and much as we love it.

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  72. I'm putting the button on my blog .I did order the new magazine.I had a couple girls here today and they loved the house will have my pictures in the mail tomarrow. It would be fun to have you here as North Dakota is not in very many magazines. I have never see it in one and I read allot of them I think its call it addiction to them. Laura Q

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  73. Got the Button on the blog.

    six-in-2006.blogspot.com

    Pics in the mail tomorow. It has been so hard to choose the perfect 5, so you can see all the possibilities in this great old house. Rambler remodeled, and made to suit our very large family. I'd love the chance to see all that your incredible style could do for the good carma that comes with our address!

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  74. I will put the button on my blog.and ordered the holiday magizine always looking for something new. It would be fun to win. I do decorate a few homes for chrismas it would be nice to have someone do mine. I did do allot more but cut back.It wouldbe nice to have your magazine here in North Dakota I have never seen anything from here in a magazine.And belive me I read magazines.I will send pictures tomarrow. I just found the contest.

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  75. My pictures are on the way! I purchased your magazine and put a banner on my blog!

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  76. What a great contest! Photos are in the mail and there's a button on my vintage blog. Tried to be a follower but it wouldn't go through. Hope to get my copy of the magazine soon!

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  77. I've purchased the magazine! Can't wait to see what's in it! ...now off to print my photos!

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  78. Thinking Christmas in July! Sent in my photos, purchased the magazine and will put the button on my blog. Questions?... Lemon Bars or Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints?

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  79. Hi Matthew and Holiday crew ~ I'm a latecomer to this contest but better late than never ! I've already purchased the magazine and I am greatly anticipating the publication ! I'll be throwing my hat in the ring and sending you pics today. Hope you'll pay a visit to my abode out in Wine Country !

    xo
    Kate

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  80. Just became a follower! So excited to see how this turns out, I barely made the cut off.

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  81. Hello Matthew + Team! I love this idea! I'm submitting my pictures today (I know...a bit last minute!) and I'm very excited for you to come visit our home just outside of LA! I just know it would be perfect for your shoot!

    xo - jami
    i m a g i n e

    PS - I just posted links on both Facebook & Twitter! Jami Goldsmith + @jamigoldsmith

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  82. I'm mailing pics today. I bought magazine and I'm following on Facebook. Yeah!! So hard to choose 5 pics...cubbies and stained glass doors...etc.

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  83. The button is up. Thanks for a fun contest.

    http://jonesdesigncompany.com/

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  84. I purchased the magazine and the button is on my blog.
    Wonderful Contest!
    Melissa
    www.greetingsfromgreenwood.com

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  85. Button on blog, check.
    Pictures in mail, check.
    Facebook, check.
    Magazine purchased, check.
    Thanks for a fun contest!

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  86. Nothing like doing things at the very last second! I'm getting my pictures in the mail so they will be postmarked today, 7/15, and I became a follower and posted about the contest on facebook! Will be buying the magazine, also! My kiddos are so hoping we win! (me, too! :) )

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  87. This is such a fun idea. I sent my pics today and bought a magazine!

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  88. Wow, with all of the great entries, I hope that you find just what you are looking for! I sent my photos in earlier today, bought the magazine and added the button to my blog.
    Best wishes,
    Juanita Johnson

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