Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Holiday Sampling...and a Gorgeous Give-away!



For many great gifts,  peeking often spoils the surprise.
But we are of a different mind: we believe that lifting the veil on something truly beautiful simply makes you want it more. We have been working so hard (and continue to do so) creating a magazine that we hope you will love and cherish and add to your collection of holiday favourites that you tuck away each January, only to bring back out each November. We want you to see something new each time you open the cover and peruse the pages over and over - and we won't settle for good enough.

And you shouldn't either.

Please join us as we unveil our work in progress and we hope this sneak peek will inspire you to reserve your copy now and keep it from year to year.


After viewing the video, be sure to enter our give-away contest of a $100 gift certificate to Ruche.com by sending over your readers, friends and family (via a post on your blog and/or a facebook status or via Twitter). If you post about it on your blog, consider yourself entered TWICE! If you have a moment, please let us know what you most hope will be within the pages of HOLIDAY and/or what image in the video excited you the most and don't forget to tell us how you helped spread the word!. While you're here, be sure to become a follower of our blog and visit us often to see what we are sharing, giving away, and revealing. And if you would like to reserve your copy of HOLIDAY now, simply follow the link below the video!

(This give-away is now closed)

Enjoy!


















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If you would like to reserve your copy, please order here!
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133 comments:

  1. house tours excited me! I love house tours

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  2. I'm MOST excited about decorating! I saw some blues and greens. Just my style! Also the Nielson's. Love them.

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  3. Well, that was a crazy effective way to finally kick start me into buying it...I've been meaning to for some time now! What a treat to think about Christmas on this 100-degree day!

    FYI...the menu above on this page says $14.95; the one on the final page says $15.95. I'm fine with the price difference, but you may wish to correct for future shoppers.

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  4. I am a complete sucker for a photo of Christmas cookies. I have to buy any holiday magazine that features them. I love baking Christmas cookies and find it inspiring to see beautiful collections of traditional holiday cookies displayed so creatively. I liked the way the tinsel garland was packed in with the cookies in the video. My daughter and I are RUCHE fans as well.

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  5. I'd love ideas about how to put the recipes, decor, etc. into practice as family traditions that add meaning to the Christmas season! Can't wait for November 1st...

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  6. I loved the image of what I think were lady fingers covered in chocolate and nuts...they looked delicous!

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  7. I have had my copy reserved for some time now and I'm anxiously awaiting the magazine. I love the holiday cookies and hope it will encourage me to get back to the holiday baking that I used to do. But the home decor looks very exciting also!

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  8. I can't wait for the gift ideas that I can use for friends and family. Love, Love, Love ♥♥♥ all the pictures and even though it's 104 here it sure got me in the festive mood♥

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  9. I love to keep my Christmas mags from year to year~ I get them out in the summer when I am off work, just to dream. I love the entertainment peek and I always love the decorating.

    I disire my home, especially at Christmas, to hold within it, the voice of my heart.
    Just as the seashell holds within it, the voice of the ocean.

    I feel your magazine will help me achieve that!
    Lezlee

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  10. Oh my goodness, I can hardly wait for November 1st! I am already in Holiday planning mode, gifts are being pre-wrapped, ornaments crafted decorations created, displays planned, this year I will be ready!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  11. I hope their are tours of home decked out in Christmas delight!!! Especially NieNie's house!!!

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  12. Just gorgeous!! I can't wait to see my copy. Thanks for the sneak peek :)

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  13. Oh my goodness..imposible for me to just pick one "sneak peek" that inspires me ...Everything got my heart racing...pure magic! I am counting down the days until a copy is in my hot little hands. I predict this will be the IT magazine of the season! oxxo

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  14. Inspiration and home tours. I love lookie louing.

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  15. I'm looking forward to the Christmas baking! Loved all the images of cookies!

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  16. Love the video! Here's what I would LOVE to see...I've worked catalog before and know what goes into a photo shoot to get those sweet photos...perhaps do a little tutorial for your readers that will help them prep for a 12 days of Christmas photo shoot of their own - make THEM into the (semi)pro!!! What a great gift to give your readers...and see what they can come up with...give them tips on lighting, props, camera settings, etc...you know the drill! CANNOT WAIT!!!

    thanks for the chance to win (love love love ruche!)

    catherine s.
    imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. I'm excited about seeing "real" houses decorated!

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  18. i am so excited about wrapping my christmas pressies in pretty paper and getting crafty with decorations. This is my first year of living on my own so I can decorate any way I want YAY

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  19. I love trying new Christmas recipes!

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  20. I would love to win a $100.00 shopping give away. For the last few years with the passing of my sweet Mom, the Holidays have been so hard for me. I hope this year things will look brighter and with all that you have to offer in your magazine that I might could bring some Holiday cheer to my home. So many fun things to bring the Spirit of Christmas into the home.

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  21. I would love to read about good holiday music that isn't cheesy or overplayed.

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  22. I love the cooking and baking.

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  23. I actually had my hubby watch it with me cuz I wanted him to see all the yummy looking food. I LOVE to bake, and all the goodies look so fun to make!

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  24. I want to see lots and lots of vintage Christmas! I love the colors of vintage ornaments, a bit faded and less 'look at me', heaped up in old bowls or such. . . . The image of the rose on the Christmas tree branch is magical.

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  25. I'm excited for the home tours and yummy recipes!

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  26. decorating ideas! hooooo boy do i need help.

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  27. Just thinking of Christmas makes this hot, hot summer more tolerable.

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  28. I am most excited about seeing the collaborations with Nie! I love her style and find her very inspiring.

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  29. I'm most excited about seeing some vintagy looking decorating ideas!

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  30. Can't wait! I'm going to order my copy this week for sure! I'm most excited about seeing Nie Nie and her Christmas party and stealing all of the wonderful ideas for my own home!

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  31. So excited about seeing the house tours and Nie and her family! Love them!!

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  32. can't wait for the low down on all the yummy baking pictures!

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  33. I love to check out houses and see how people decorate and accessorize, so I am very excited to see the house tours.

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  34. The holidays always make me think of good food. I hope this year I can try my hand at some baking! I always love decorating for the holidays and the blues and greens in the video are inspiring all kinds of ideas for me! I also loved seeing Nie's family in the video :)

    I'm posting this on my blog (runninginstilettosblog.blogspot.com) and on my Twitter!

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  35. your little video clip has made me want to redo my home in time for the holidays from earthy tones to blue and white and green!!!!!

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  36. I love the holidays. They are so inspiring! both spiritually and in decorations! I look forward to this season :)

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  37. I am so excited to see your ideas on Vintage Christmas! I won my copy a few months ago and I wear my Nie Nie necklace all the time. I blogged about my necklace yesterday (with a link to you). Today I posted your give away on my facebook and on my blog! Thank you for being Awesome!

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  38. These cookies make me want it to be Christmas...in August! Mmmmm :)

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  39. Living in hot, sunny Miami all my life, I really have never truly experienced that true Christmas feeling. We are lucky if during Christmas time the temperature drops to the 70s.

    Seeing these images, however, transcends me to a place I long to one day experience.

    Btw, those cookies look phenomenal!!!

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  40. I am excited about the recipes. I love to bake. I also posted about the give away on facebook and my blog.

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  41. Loved the video and loved the Christmas Cookies - very yummy! Please enter me into your generous give-a-way!
    Laura T

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  42. Fun! I am excited to see all the holiday decor...the holidays make me so happy! Can't wait to get my copy!

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  43. I *love* the vintage Christmas ideas! Hooray :-)

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  44. I've blogged about it on my blog: aquiltersnest.blogspot.com
    Laura T

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  45. Oh my I love holiday magazines. I hope there are tons of desserts, because we get to splurge this time of the year, RIGHT?

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  46. Ruche :)
    I am anxiously my copy of your mag. I've blogged about it twice already but I'll happily mention it again!
    Cookies :)

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  47. So beautiful and the food looks amazing!

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  48. Can't wait to decorate the tree!!
    Caitlin
    caitlynoel1 at hotmail dot com

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  49. I love holidays and I cannot wait to start decorating!!!

    skinny-mirror.blogspot.com

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  50. I love holiday baking, I also love Ruche!

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  51. Oh, the cookies! The cakes! Those adorable Santa and elf cookies are my favorites, though.

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  52. I love seeing the decorating. I love glass tree balls, they are so shiny they make everything look fun! I adore all the blue in the slideshow as well. Those blue truffles were gorgeous!!

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  53. A fresh look on Christmas decorations is always welcomed! Looking forward to some great new ideas and getting my magazine in time to practice some of those amazing recipes so I have them down cold by Christmas!

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  54. very excited to see NieNie's holiday inspiration and some cookie recipes!!!!

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  55. Love the fact that you are bringing such inspiration in the form of NieNie-can't imagine anyone with a greater opportunity/impact to make each of us especially thankful at Christmas, as well as every other day!

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  56. I have a new home this year, and I can't wait to deck the halls for everyone

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  57. Loved the gnome cookies in the video and will post a link to this site on facebook now.
    Thanks! ~ Lori

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  58. Love the video. Those gnome cookies were so cute. I can't wait on this issue........how are you going to fit all that goodness in one magazine.

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  59. Matthew, I pre-ordered my copy on the first day it was available on this site! I can't wait to receive it! I am inspired by all the holiday treats I saw in your video, the peanut bar goodies looked scrumptious! I did a posting to share with others your fab magazine on my blog today! Suzie

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  60. Looking forward to decorating gifts and entertaining. Really like the vintage and would love to see more GREEN crafts. We have downsized and no longer celebrate in our home...just no room! SO we travel to our kids who live in another town and stay in a hotel. So I'd love to see more "travel" ideas for entertaining out of the home...like table decorations and gifts that I can bring to my families home or even a restaurant. Like cones to hang on chairs and banners that would pack small and travel well. ALSO...we play a lot of family games and would like some more Christmas/Holiday games besides "Christmas with the rights" you know...the poem that you read while passing out small gifts and where ever the poem ends is the gift you keep. Or another version of swap party games/gifts. One year we had a contest on the most creatively wrapped gift and drew names and put a price limit on the gift...it was awesome ;) Another year I make pj bags out of Christmas fabrics and stuffed them with flannel pj's for the entire family and THEN made everyone go to the mall and take a picture with out pj's on. There was a lot of grumbling...but it is the most talked about Christmas memory. It's really hard with all grown-ups and not grand-babies as yet!
    I'm off to post this on my facebook page ;)
    Fondly, Roberta
    rlphilbr13@aol.com
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  61. The cookies got me wishing for Christmas already! We are in a new state, far from friends and family, but I am hoping to create some new traditions for us! Your magazine is going to help!

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  62. Oh yeah...I'm a follower and just posted on my fb wall: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1222723325
    Roberta
    rlphilbr13@aol.com
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  63. Decorating is what I love and I hope to see lots of beautiful ideas in the pages.I have my order in!

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  64. It all looks fabulous, but I especially love the vintage Christmas....tweeting about your giveaway right now!

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  65. The vintage christams pictures got to me. I wanted to see more of it.

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  66. So so cute! All of the food in the video looks delicious.

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  67. Oh wow this magazine looks SO good. I can't wait to see all the wonderful recipes for Christmas goodies!

    I blogged about this magazine as well. www.jeebezboys.blogspot.com

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  68. Looking forward to some new recipes!

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  69. COOKIES! cookies! CoOkIeS!!!

    Oh, I blogged (http://elizabethunderw.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-love.html) about and twittered (elizaunder) - which also shows up on my facebook! YAY!

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  70. Oh this looks like an amazing company!! Yum couny me in!!

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  71. loved the image of the old ornament box with the cookies nestled in along with vintage ornaments and tinsel.
    fab!
    and of course, i hope to see more of decorating, vintage style!
    can't wait! ♥☺♥

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  72. The video is great! I love it all! The cookies look yummy! I can't wait to receive my magazine!
    Thank you for a fun giveaway!

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  73. soo excited for this!! pick me.

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  74. Wow! The holidays are coming so quickly. I'm feeling jolly just thinking about it!

    akmorgan.tumblr.com

    [Where I will post a link to this page as soon as tumblr is done with maintenance!]

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  75. Having a house big enough for a tree finally and decorating a new way.

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  76. House tours and the home decorating for the season is what gets me going. Love it!

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  77. I'm ALWAYS up for trying new recipes!

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  78. I loved all of the sweet treats. Maybe a how-to with recipes on making the most beautiful sweet treats would be great to see in the book. Love it! (I posted on my blog- hopefully I will win the Ruche giveaway- my bday is coming up!! :) )

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  79. Simply awesome. I will be adding this book to my birthday list (in October)! I shared the link to this site on my twitter too. I am so ready for Christmas. Cooking, baking, decorating... cannot wait! :)

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  80. I am a newlywed and this will be our first Christmas creating new traditions together! Looking forward to "Holiday" in order to get the creative juices flowing, and I JUST bought a vintage Christmas tree cookie cutter that matches perfectly with those scrumptious and oh-so-neato green tree cookies!

    I have "Facebook-ed" this link and will post it to my blog as well. Thanks so much!

    mcbsmusings.blogspot.com

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  81. Geared up for the Holidays! I spotted you on Nie Nie and had to come and take a look. I ordered my copy and looking forward to seeing all the beautiful ideas!! Whoo Hooo!!

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  82. I love the gnome/elf cookies!

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  83. I am so pumped for this magazine to hit my home in Calgary! October can't come soon enough! I LOVE that the shipping was the same price in the US and Canada. I made sure to post all about it and have had a button on my blog for months! I'm SO excited for the inspiration that will come from this magazine/book.

    smgallup.blogspot.com

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  84. I am so excited about baking, I love the smells, the family togetherness of baking, the yummyness.

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  85. I am in love with those elf/gnome sugar cookies in the vid! SO cute! I posted ya'alls on muh blog...should I comment again for the 2ndr entry or do you take care of that...? I'll do it anyway just to be safe bc I love Ruche almost as much as I love Christmas cookies...!

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  86. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here's my 2nd post for my blog entry! yeehaaaw!!

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  87. I think my favorite image was the chocolate cake on the green pedestal stand....but it's really hard to choose just one. Of course, looking forward to decorating-especially with vintage goodies!
    I put the vid and a blurb on my blog.
    http://piesandaprons.blogspot.com/2010/08/spend-your-holiday-with-matthew-mead.html

    and....linked to it on my Pies and Aprons facebook page!
    Sign me up! I've never seen Ruche before (what!?)and am in love.

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  88. tweeting away!
    i pre-ordered my copy back in july...cant wait for it to come!!

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  89. Show me the vintage Christmas ideas. Aw heck! Just show me the book!

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  90. I hope to see neat and vintage yet urban ideas on tree decorating :)
    I posted on my blog www.samanthafelt.blogspot.com and also tweeted on my twitter profile ...samanthafelt91

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  91. I love crafting and making gifts for my friends, I love the decorating and making decorations and I love nienie! karen...

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  92. I've ordered my copy! Can't wait to see EVERYTHING inside. I know it will be so inspiring!

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  93. I want to see house tours and I want great source references so that I can track down the things I love in when I see it. I also think fun gift ideas and simple traditions are fun to read about.

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  94. I posted your video from youtube on my blog.

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  95. Hooray! So excited.
    I shared on FB!

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  96. I am looking forward to spending the holiday with my loved ones baking and decorating!

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  97. HoHoHo! Here I am in August anticipating Christmas! This video has officially put me in the spirit! I am posting it on my blog with a reference to if anyone would LOVE to share the Christmas joy by sending me a super sweet present in the mail, they should feel welcome too:)It is afterall, a time off giving!

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  98. I can't beleive we really getting down to that season again. The video was great and I posted a link in my facebook staus. I love your ideas and can't wait to see the magazine.

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  99. The video was great! It got me excited for Christmas and all the sweet treats that come along with the holiday!

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  100. I can't wait to see what is in the magazine. I have been hearing about it for so long, I know it's going to be great.
    I would like to see some easy DIY tips for really unique Christmas decor.

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  101. Well, Decorating is one of the things I look forward to most during the christmas season, so I'm really looking forward to seeing all the great ideas! And I loved seeing a shot of the Nielson's in the video... that family, especially Nienie, is a light in my life!

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  102. Oops, just posted but neglected to mention that I re-tweeted about the gift card/video.

    missavene at gmail dot com

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  103. Everything looks wonderful! I am excited for the holidays!

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  104. I blogged about it, Twittered and Facebooked about it. I am that excited.

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  105. Wow. The peanut bars! The peanut bars! I need that recipe; they look delicious. Loved the video--everything is so beautiful.

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  106. Oh my goodness there are so many replys! I loved watching the viedo on youtube. It was fantastic and makes me even more excited to receive my copy!! Can't wait!!

    By the way I received my nutcracker today and it is wonderful, thank you for having the giveaway!!

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  107. I couldn't find my comment from yesterday so I'm posting again to be sure. I blogged about the giveaway and this site :)

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  108. I finally gave in and put in my preorder for the magazine. I can't wait! I've posted this on my blog!

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  109. treats, treats, oh my the treats!

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  110. i love, love, love the blues and whites for christmas, so the house tours won me over. thank you!

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  111. ooo i love the video! All those cookies look so good!

    Oooo I love Ruche. What a great giveaway!

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  112. did i see a gingerbread with angel wings? so stinking cute and the doughnuts with the blue frosting just about made me jump through the computer and I caught a glimpse of a tag with sweet birds- i love anything with birds. i was so excited about halloween until i saw that video :-}

    PS. I adore ruche

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  113. IIt's all so glorious! The one treasure that caught my eye was the glass bowl with the silver rim with the angel hovering above.

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  114. I am so ready for the Holidays and some cooler weather. This is just the inspiration I need.
    Matthew Mead, you're my hero!

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  115. I love what you wrote about how a sneak peek sometimes makes you want it more...it's true!
    The vintage Christmas and the Nielson's caught my eye...I'm looking forward to the day it arrives in the mail!
    I posted on my blog (www.alliswellathome.blogspot.com) AND updated my Facebook status to spread the word!
    Cheers!
    Theresa
    (P.S. - I deleted my other post when I noticed a spelling error...all fixed now!)

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  116. I tweeted about this giveaway! Hope I win, and love your website!

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  117. So beautiful! I posted on my FB status and "liked" your FB page too! Thanks!

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  118. How could I possibly think of one thing that I would love to see-every single thing looks wonderful!

    I will be adding something to my Christmas blog straight away!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  119. I love, love, love the cookies in the ornament box with the silver garland. I will definitely be replicating that this year for my christmas cookie giveaway that I give to family and friends. Can't wait for the new magazine...

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  120. Everything is stunning! I can't wait for the magazine to come out!

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  121. GREAT Christmas cookie and other baking recipes excite me the most! I shared on Facebook!

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  122. Posted to Facebook :) I can't wait to get some new ideas on simple decorating touches that have a big impact, and some new recipes to try with the kids this year :)

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  123. You are a permenant button on my blog I click on it every week to peep at whats new, so does my sister who visits my blog, she loves it as well. Facebook is where its at posted you there too. :)

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  124. Hi Matthew,
    I have been trying to "grab" your button to put on my blog but it just won't let me do it. Am I the only one with this problem? Please let me know as I do want to do this. I know your magazine will be gorgeous.
    Thanks.
    Fifi

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  125. The book looks wonderful. I like to view house decorations: doors, mantels, staircases.

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  126. I always look forward to your publications and this one is no exception! I posted a little blurb on my blog and I hope some of my readers will find inspiration in your magazines like I do.
    Tracy

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