Monday, December 3, 2012

50 Followers on Giveaway Day

I noticed that I'd hit 50 followers (Yay, Thank YOU and Welcome!) this morning and was looking forward to doing my giveaway today... then I started reading my morning bloglist and found out all about this!
Giveaway Day!!!  I had no clue. Talk about good karma or what?

Just a bit about me if you are stopping by for the 1st time. My name is Deb and I live in northern Minnesota. I LOVE to start projects and have a great deal of trouble finishing them. I started quilting again in late September after a 3 year hiatus and also began blogging at that time. 2013 will be The Year of UFOs in my quilting room.

I am giving away this charm pack of Joy by Kate Spain for Moda.
This giveaway is now CLOSED!  I posted about the winner here..

If you would like a chance at winning it leave a comment on this blog entry and tell me what brings you Joy during the holiday season.

I will draw a random number on Friday, December 7th at 7 PM CST and will email the lucky winner so be sure that you include an email address in your comment if you are a no-reply blogger.  I'll mail internationally so don't let that stop you from entering.

And, be sure to check out ALL of the giveaways at Sew,Mama,Sew.  There are 5 categories to choose from, mine is listed under "Giveaway Day ~ Sewing & Craft Supplies here.

Good luck!  What brings you Joy?

298 comments:

  1. My children bring me joy. Not just during holidays, but most every day.

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  2. being in my cozy home with my family!

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  3. Being with my family brings me joy, for sure. We get to spend a lot of time together at the holidays, which is always great. And our kids are small, so it's nice to see them learn all about Christmas.

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  4. Being with family during the holidays for me :) Thanks for the chance!

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  5. Winning giveaways brings me Joy! Lol. No just kidding. Quite the opposite really. Gift giving. Giving that perfect gift to someone. The look on their face. I just love it!

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  6. I love giveaway day! What brings me joy... being with my family... sewing... being alone... getting in the zone when working on a project. :)

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  7. my kids being so excited brings me joy, although it can also be a little wearing! Thanks for the give away!

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  8. Listening to my daughter talk about Christmas makes it very joyful around here!

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  9. My kids!
    sshuttrbugg at aol dot com

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  10. twinkly Christmas lights in the night

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  11. I love being with family and seeing all the lights and watching movies together.

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  12. The thing that brings me joy this year is watching my son experience everything for the first time.

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  13. Lots of things bring me joy this time of year but family time is at the top of the list. But following closely would be Christmas lights, decorations, and lots of holiday treats to share.

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  14. I love getting together and having holiday dinners with my family!

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  15. I'm looking forward to having my first married Christmas with my husband and living within an hour of both our families this year. No planes!

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  16. My children and quilting bring me joy. Not that they don't sometimes bring me tears too! I am joining you on the finishing wagon this year ;)

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  17. My little family, always. Their innocence and generosity at Christmastime in particular.

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  18. I get big joy from making other folks happy with gifts I give them.

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  19. time with family and friends brings me joy!

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  20. Seeing my family up north brings me joy!

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  21. My kids being home from college for the Holidays! That's what brings me the most joy. :)

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  22. I love cookie making and decorating. Thanks!

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  23. Getting together with family and friends.

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  24. Joy is having a sunshiney day and the kids out on the deck playing with each other. I love thier rosy cheeks when they come in.

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  25. Sharing the holidays with family and friends brings me joy. Some friends I only see at Christmas so it really makes this time of year special. Thank you for the nice giveaway. :)

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  26. Our six kids bring me joy...along with our first grand baby!

    Where in northern MN are you? We are near Grand Rapids.

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!!
    Julie

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  27. My kids...doing the Advent calendar, on Christmas morning, pointing out Christmas lights.

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  28. My son (who is almost 1), Christmas tunes from Charlie Brown and watching Home Alone. Merry Christmas!

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  29. Being with my children during the holiday season brings me joy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. Two weeks off work, quality time with my two girls,. Can't wait

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  31. Time with my kids. Snow. Good cookies and a hot milk
    Have a nice christmas time...

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  32. Baking and crafting with my kids

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  33. Watching my kids open presents and play in the snow. I can't wait!!!

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  34. being with family and seeing the kids face on xmas morning

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  35. Spending more time with my family. Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. I love spending time with my family and having a little break from grad school!

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  37. My kid's excitement about Christmas brings me the most joy during the holidays.

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  38. The fun of finding and decorating the perfect tree with the kids.

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  39. I love making things for others and it brings me joy to be able to create things and make items for friends and family, as well as charities.

    Debbie

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  40. My Christmas tree brings me joy. My hubby and I decorate the tree with ornaments from all of our travels. This year we added ornaments from Alaska, Yosemite, England and Scotland. :)

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  41. Happy holiday memories bring me joy, making them and remembering them.

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  42. Don't even have to think about this one. Being with our kids and their families for Christmas brings me the greatest joy.

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  43. Christmas lights, a cozy fire, my husband and dog beside me and then.....a call from one of the kids....that brings me joy.

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  44. Hi Feb, for me Christmas is all about family, far and near...playing Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, heading to church, snowfalls when people are safe...love it all!

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  45. Christmas lights and decorations bring me joy during the holidays.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Joy for me is making gifts for giving during the holiday season and being with some of the recipients when they open them.

    Joy is grandchildren, hot chocolate and Christmas music while decorating the tree.

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  47. I find Joy in finding that perfect gift, listening to Christmas music and decorating the house for the holidays.

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  48. Giving homemade gifts brings me joy. And spending time with family and friends.

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  49. Joy for me is knowing I am bringing a smile to someones face, no matter how small the gift, it is always the thought that counts. Thanks for hosting.

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  50. Cute Christmas fabric! Spending time with family and friends and celebrating Christ's birth brings me joy. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mvlouie99(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Having the whole family home!!!! Thanks for the giveaway

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  52. I feel joy when giving gifts from the heart. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  53. The sparkle in my children's eyes as they enjoy the season!

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  54. Seeing my daughter get excited by xmas.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  55. My almost 4 year old brings me the most joy. She is so much fun during the holidays!

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  56. Getting together with family is what brings me joy during the holidays. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Joy this holiday season would be snow (we are having a very warm season in CO; teaching my 2.5 year old about the season; and family traditions.
    Thank for you the chance to win!
    suzanne dot jourdan at gmail dot com

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  58. Able to have family gathering at my hometown :D

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  59. Having my entire family healthy this year gives me great joy !

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  60. Singing carols with my girls while we wrap presents and make cookies. :-)

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  61. Having all my kids home for Christmas ; )

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  62. getting snow for Christmas and making snow angels!

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  63. My children experiencing the magic of Christmas. :)

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  64. Being with family members from far away brings me joy any time, but especially at the holidays! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Being with my family brings me the most joy!

    michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. My husband brings me joy.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  67. My family, especially my grandchildren.... OH, and Christmas Carols.
    Love to win the "JOY"!

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  68. I love being with my family especially over Christmas break and not have to rush around doing anything.

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  69. Thanks Deb. My faith brings me joy - even through the difficult times.

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  70. My husband, my family and feeling them close even though we are miles away. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. Family and the spirit of the season make it wonderful for me. Thanks for the chance to win and I'm glad I happened across your blog :)

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  72. Being with my family brings me joy. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  73. Being with family brings me joy

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  74. I love the holiday food and spending time with my family.

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  75. Gatherings with family and friends brings me great joy, and also the yummy food!

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  76. Grandchildren bring me joy - whenever they are around!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. Watching Christmas movies with my kids

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  78. Giving gifts brings me joy! Seeing faces light up!

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  79. I love the sparkle of holiday lights and listening to Christmas music.

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  80. I love making things for the people I love. xo

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  81. The best joy to have is the laughter of grandchildren

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  82. My son brings me Joy every day! Thanks!

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  83. Time spent with family brings the greatest joy to me.

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  84. My husband and daughter. My daughter is 4 and she is just so excited about everything this year. Seeing that on her face is truly amazing.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  85. Awe, joy is such awesome fabric!

    My family brings me joy, but even more than those things, is knowing the Jesus loved me enough to come to earth as a baby, to live and die for me. That brings me the greatest joy, as I remember Him this holiday season and throughout the year. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  86. my children opening their gifts brings me much joy!!

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  87. I'm never that happy when my children are nice, when they behave and we can share good moments together !

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  88. My husband and son! And Christmas carols!

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  89. My kids, they're funny and sweet and crazy!

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  90. Being with family (I love it that my little one has learned to tease!)Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  91. Being with family brings me joy!

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  92. I love the songs about Christmas - about Christ coming.

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  93. Christmas Music! And all of our wonderful family holiday traditions.

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  94. I suppose this is boring, but I have to say the nonstop Christmas music. EXCEPT anything by Gloria Estefan, Madonna's Santa Baby, and Christmas Shoes. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  95. Watching people open up presents I got them or made them!

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  96. I love this fabric collection! What gives me joy? Decorating the house for christmas and seeing my little boy's eyes sparkle, hot chocolate, christmas pudding with LOADS of cream, snow (but I'm really bad at falling over in it).
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Getting together with my family gives me joy. No gifts needed, just us together!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  98. Having all my family home for Christmas brings me joy!

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  99. Seeing my little girl's excitement.

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  100. Lovely pack love the colors.My b day is December 14th,that's the first,love to decorate tree with my daughter and get new ornaments.Lovely giveaway,thanks for the chance to win it.

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  101. My family gives me joy during the holidays :) We usually have a high tea with presents under the tree :)

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  102. Time with friends and family without work stresses

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  103. Watching how much my kids love all the rituals associated with Christmas gives me great joy :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  104. I love the traditions of decorating the Christmas tree, putting up outside decorations, baking Christmas cookies, sending cards to friends and family...

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  105. I love to be with family. I love seeing everyone's faces smiling. It truly is such a happy time of year!

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  106. Seeing my residents at the nursing home participating in Christmas activities and smiling while they do it, for some people it takes so little to feel joy and these people are like that

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  107. Reading Christmas stories and singing songs with my student

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  108. Joy for me this season is found in my children. They spend this time in anticipation and everything seems to have a sparkle. My daughter is in band this year and can't wait to have us come to the concert next monday night, she says they sound like a real band!!! Her face as she tells me this just makes my heart expand. I love how a 13 y.o. can still be filled with innocence and joy.

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  109. Way to go!! Congrats on 50 followers! :D

    For me, true holiday joy is being with my crazy family. lol Not something that happens often, but when it does, it makes up for the years we couldn't be together.

    'Normal' holiday joy is lights on christmas trees. Who can look at a sparkly tree and be glum, I ask you?!

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  110. The excitement and joy I see in my children's eyes brings me great JOY!
    turtle tote bags (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  111. Joy to me is family, although some are far away, they are always in our hearts! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway

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  112. I love spending quality downtime with my partner and family over Christmas.

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  113. Christmas light and singing Christmas carols!!

    Great fabric!
    Great giveaway!
    Thank you!

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  114. I love listening to Christmas music all day, every day in the month of December
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  115. Watching my kids experience it all

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  116. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. I love it that people become happier and kinder around christmas time. I also love opening stockings very early in the morning all together on our bed.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  117. Hello, I love the Joy by Kate Spain fabric collection! I am joyful because my daughter is healthy and is doing well in college. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  118. Getting together with my family brings me joy. My parents had 5 kid and we've all got families now. I love seeing my kids play with their cousins in the house I grew up in. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  119. Making Coconut balls for gifting with my dad. We've done it every year since I was about 3!

    brookeali(at)hotmail.com

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  120. Spending time with my family gives me joy!
    Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  121. Spending time with my family! Thank you or the giveawy

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  122. HI! JOY FOR ME IS KNOWING JESUS AND THEN HAVING MY LOVED ONES WELL+HAPPY ABOUT ME!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  123. Spending time with the people I love and watching the innocent joy in my daughters eyes as she discovers Christmas trees and fairly lights and carolling.

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  124. spending time with my family gives me joy :)

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  125. My children bring me joy. They are unique and complicated and I wouldn't have it any other way :)

    sirscientess(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. My kids are so excited about Christmas this year - it makes holiday prep so much fun!

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  127. I love it when I sew goodies for the great niece/nephews, and their parents send me photos of the kids wearing/playing with the items! That pretty much guarantees that I'll keep sewing for them :D I love it that most of the kids LOVE handmade, and I'm pretty much the only one on both sides of the family that does handmade, lol :)

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  128. Family coming home for the holidays

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  129. My 3 beautiful, happy and healthy little girls bring me joy every single day - especially during the holidays! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! P.S. I'm a new follower to your blog!

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  130. Great giveaway! I love spending time with my family during the holiday season. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I am a new follower.

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  131. What brings me joy is my sweet hubby who prevents me from breaking down from all the crazyness the holidays bring.

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  132. I like seeing the Christmas decorations and all the pretty lights.

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  133. Doing work that I love, being with my family, knowing God is in control... these are the things that bring me joy.

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  134. I love having my grown children at home for the holiday. Thanks!

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  135. I love Christmas lights!

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  136. I just love this collection! Christmas cookies bring me lots of joy over the holidays! Thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  137. Enjoying the season with my kids!

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  138. Singing along with Christmas carols!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  139. my little dog brings me joy every day!

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  140. Being with my husband for the first holiday season as a married couple :)

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  141. I love crafting with small children their excitement for the season is delightful!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  142. Being surrounded by good company and food is important to me! awolk at rogers dot com

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  143. Spending time with my Husby and son, that is the best.

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  144. spending time with my family and having time to myself - how is that for a contradiction?

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  145. I love the smell of the Christmas tree, wrapping presents, baking, and making homey christmasy things. Walking around and looking at the lights and decorations. I love EVERYTHING about Christmas!

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  146. Family brings me joy :) Love this charm pack!

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  147. Decorating my little 12" Christmas tree. It really puts me in the holiday mood.

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  148. thank you for the chance to win. My family brings me joy

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  149. Seeing family we haven't seen in over 7 months!!!!

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  150. Visiting with the family and laughing while playing board games. jgemeroy(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  151. My friends and family bring me joy.

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  152. I can't believe you have that many UFOs!!!! I enjoy walks on the beach with my hubby. Shopping comes a close second ;)

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  153. Christmas trees and baking make me happy.

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  154. I love seeing the excitement and anticipation that my kids are developing.. even the smallest Christmas rituals are super exciting! :)

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  155. At this time of year what brings me the most joy is getting my extended family all together, sometimes it's the only time all year we can get all together, as we live so far apart :(. But the annual Christmas get together is so great !

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  156. The only time of year my girls want to spend time with me in the kitchen making cookies. Their teenagers but at Christmas they all of a sudden love to bake. Everything about the holidays makes me smile. Thanks for the chance.

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  157. My husband make me joy because hi are all week in home and help me with kids , i can rest :)

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  158. The extra time my husband gets off from work during the holiday season makes me happy!

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  159. Spending time with my family - also seeing a student finally understand something we've been learning and also actually appreciate the help in learning it (college kids...)
    steeplechaser29 at yahoo

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  160. My family and friends bring me joy, seeing the birds outside my window , especially when the cardinals are there.

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  161. Thanks for the opportunity to win! The holidays themselves bring me joy. I love getting together with people I don't get to see all that often. adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  162. I receive joy from all the time spent with my hubby and kids!

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  163. Having all family together because all take the time to come together brings me a lot of joy.
    And my sons looking at the Christmas tree with shining eyes. :-)

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  164. wildwinowoman@gmail.comDecember 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Grandma's Christmas pudding! Happy memories . . .

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  165. Family and Friends bring me joy as well as seeing their faces when the open the gifts I give.

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  166. Being able to visit family and remembering Christ and his sacrifice.

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  167. Sewing with friends brings me joy! thanks for the chance!

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  168. ME! And I bring Joy to everyone I talk to whether or not they want it! 'Cause... My name is Joy... And this is a bad pun.

    JOY!

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  169. Joy is watching my grandbabies dig through their stocking

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  170. Spending time with friends and family :) Thanks

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  171. Seeing my grandchildren in their school plays. My 5 year old granddaughter is an angel this year and I just can't wait to see her. Hankie will be at the ready!

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  172. Being with Family... when they are being nice :) Thanks for the chance

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  173. Corny but true. My family gives me joy. We are healthy and that's a blessing. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  174. Lots of things but I love making gifts for people. I love planning the perfect idea, thinking of them while I make it, hoping they will love it, etc.

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  175. I love all the extra time spent with family.

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  176. I love doing Christmas baking and crafts :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  177. Getting together with family and friends, especially ones you don't get to see very often. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  178. The best thing is seeing the look of wonder on a child's face on Christmas morning.

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  179. definitely my kids - but also making holiday gifts and decorations. :) thanks for the chance to win!

    bess :)

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  180. My daughter and my husband give me joy.

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  181. Watching my kids anticipation brings me joy. Thanks!

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