Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Giveaway time!!!

**Giveaway is now closed**
Hey you guys!! (I feel really excited about this giveaway... which I'll get to in a second so hang tight.)  We're getting all ready for Memorial day around here, and have a weekend full of fun plans- we're hosting a BBQ with my book club and their families,  along with some quality time with my new baby niece on Sunday. 
 Oh... I'm giddy.  Also, my man has a guy coming to do an estimate on installing subway tile in the kitchen back splash area this afternoon and the time is just dragging by for me...  I really wanted to do it last summer when we were re-doing our kitchen, but alas... I ran out of steam and then we put our house on the market for a few unforgettable months.
 Anyway, I love subway tile.  LOVE.  I'm also loving these DIY French linens that I made and posted on here.  I have to say, it was so quick and easy that I cut out napkin sized linen and did the same thing on them.  I kept it a no-sew project which makes it feel so casual.  I love casual.  And frayed edges.  And BBQ chicken.  And homemade ice cream, but that's kind of beside the point.  If you haven't tried these yet, you should... they are so fun!  I might even use them this weekend a time or two.  (They're kind of festive looking, don't you think?)
And I must share two fun new items in my shop because they are that cute!  This vintage framed- turned chalkboard might be calling someone's name....  
And these jadeite/milk glass inspired beaded necklaces are my new favorite thing. (You can get yours here.)
Okay I think I've kept you in suspense long enough right?   Here's the Memorial day giveaway!  It includes the following: blue and white gingham waxed paper, red,white, and blue marshmallow stars, stripey cupcake liners, stripey paper straws, pinwheel picks, sandwich picks and plaid paper napkins.  

In order to enter this giveaway, all you need to do is tell me about your Memorial day plans this weekend!  (Or your non-Memorial day plans if you're outside the States.  :)

(And the blah, blah, blah part of the giveaway) Do your tweet, face book or pin for an extra entry, as long as you come back and tell me you did in a separate comment.  I'll announce a winner in a few days with random.org, so good luck sweet things! 



121 comments:

  1. I am so excited to finally get to our cabin on Lummi Island this weekend. Kids and sports are going to be the death of me. What is subway tile? :-)

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  2. My family and I will be in Florida. I love all of this patriotic stuff!

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  3. We are living in Germany for the summer, so I am going to miss Memorial day and 4th of July. Boo hoo! We head to Prague for memorial weekend. Love the decore. So excited for your new additions to the kitchen.

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  4. we will be going to a Memorial day parade Saturday morning, two of my boys will be riding in it for cub scouts. :)

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  5. My kids and I will go watch the local parade and then come home and have homemade ice cream. Hopefully my husband will get off work before dinner and we can all eat together. BBQ sounds yummy!!

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  6. um... so I have decided that this is a fabulous giveaway and I would like to enter. Especially since we host the 4th of july every year at our home. This weekend we are going to the Avengers with my family and then our best friends are hopefully coming over on monday to watch the disney cruise ship go by (the one we were on in Feb down in Mexico is now going through the sound to Alasaka all summer.) we will snap lots of pics and make burgers. So I'm pretty excited about That! have fun with your own bbq!! cute cute giveaway!

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  7. We will have family members over to our house and hopefully cook some yummy food!! Will definitely be making oreo cupcakes (thanks for the recipe). A nice and relaxing weekend spent with family and friends.

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  8. We are going to friends to swim, boat and cookout :)

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  9. Mine weekend plans are a little patriotic cookout. My husbands plans are the Hatfields and McCoys mini series that is happening over the weekend. So I guess it's a little bit of both. ;-) Just read the post above. We're making the oreo cupcakes also.

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  10. I am going to our friend's house for their annual Chicken Fry! Instead barbecuing, they fry 100 pieces of chicken and everyone brings a side dish. It is so much fun and I get to see so many people I don't get to see all year.

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  11. We are having my brother-in-law and his wife and kids over for a cookout. They just returned from a missions trip to Argentina and it's so good to have them home again. We're having ribs, chicken, and homemade ice cream!

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  12. Friday we're going to get our new heifer and I'm terribly excited!!!

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  13. We are hopefully going to be in a pool, somewhere, even if we have to crash someone elses BBQ- lol! We will probably just relax and BBQ since hubby will finally have a day off! :)

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  14. I am singing with the community chorus at a local event....Beach Boys and patriotic songs.

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  15. What a fun idea for a giveaway!! I'll be in Las Vegas this weekend celebrating poolside with drink in hand ;) But if I won I would definitely use these goodies for our annual 4th of July party.

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  16. Love it! We are cooking out and swimming!

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  17. We are celebrating my little one's 3rd birthday with all of our extended family. So looking forward to it!!

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  18. I don't even have plans yet! I better hurry up and get some, because my mom is coming for the weekend.

    ~Fringegirl

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  19. LOVE the french linens! This weekend we are celebrating my Momma's 90th Birthday!!!

    Nancy

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  20. Picnic, picnic, picnic!!

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  21. Fun! Weekend... Serving at Bellingham Community Meal, a birthday party and probably some horseback with the girl. I'm all about fun-mom theme dinners, I'd love to win this! Adorable napkins. :) Happy Memorial Weekend to you Sasha.

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  22. Hmm, taking the deck floor off to replace. Beautiful weather in MO, tho.

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  23. We are going to Hershey Park, a birthday party and watching Star Wars for the first time with our little guy.

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  24. Hanging out with my inlaws...jelous?;) and living on my littles hopefully painting something!

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  25. keeping a dear friend's kids for a week starting this friday so that she can fly with her hubby to ethiopia to meet their new son!!!!!!!

    we'll do something with all the kids, but I'm not sure what just yet....swimming and watermelon and something grilled on the grill and something sweet....yep, that about does it!

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  26. the usual most likely - mixed with a few church activities and I really hope a beach day!!!!!!!!!

    you are adorable!!

    xoxo

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  27. My sister's coming up and we are having some friends over for hamburgers and hot dogs. Typical Memorial Day fare!

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  28. We'll be swimming, grilling and enjoying family time. : )

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  29. Parade! BBQ! Watching the Ski to Sea race!! And praying for sunshine!

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  30. We're having a baseball party on Saturday, followed by church on Sunday, then MAYBE a SURPRISE trip to Disney on Monday !!!!

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  31. My husband and I are getting away to Orcas Island for Memorial Day weekend - can hardly wait!

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  32. DC baby...but you knew that already;). So excited!

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  33. We don't really have plans. My daughter, my baby, graduated from high school last Sunday, so we are ready to just relax. I hope to get some flowers planted.

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  34. Birthday celebration...mine that is...and BBQ's galore!

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  35. It appears that I will be finding myself older this holiday weekend. :)
    So, my family and I are traveling home to spend time with my family in Illinois
    Homemade strawberry ice cream will be on the menu along with hamburgers on the grill. Fun and yum!
    Hope your sweet family has a great holiday weekend as well!!! :)

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  36. Looks so fun!! We are planning on getting the garden in (finally!) and going up to Kalamazoo (about 3 hours north) to put flowers on my daddy's grave. It's been almost 8 1/2 years since he went home to Jesus.

    Enjoy your cookout!!!

    Hugs!

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  37. Memorial Day around Indianapolis Means celebrating the Military (hubby is active Marine) so loads of parades, duties, scheduled events to watch the Marine speak at, PLUS the very exciting Indy 500 Marathon I am helping with, and the INDIANAPOLIS 500 itself and Church: Corporately Worshipping God. Oh, and the Bestie's Birthday is this weekend, too!

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  38. We'll be enjoying some out of town company, and two family get-togethers with lots of good food and fellowship! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  39. I pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/234890936785382121/

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  40. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/sallykelly1/status/205116404658225152

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  41. Playing in the pool, cooking on the grill, spending time with my parents and wonderful kids!

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  42. we have a wedding this weekend - of course! but on monday, we will head to the beach for a surf fishing tourney. kelly has won for the last three years straight... let's hope the trend continues! happy memorial day!!!

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  43. We're playing at my parents' house. Beach possibilities, parks, horses... I'm excited.

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  44. Some out of town friends are coming for a visit, and we are having family over on Monday for a bbq. A fun, full weekend is ahead!

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  45. I pinned to my summer board. (I don't know how to link you to it.)

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  46. I am having a picnic with the family...and putting flowers on the graves of lost loved ones at the cemetary.

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  47. It is going to be a HOT one here and not sure...... going to my first of the season farmers market. Are you going to make some of those napkins and runner for your etsy shop ???? Please !!!!!

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  48. Fun! My husband is a veteran, so we participate in our small town celebration which includes the reading of fallen soldiers names at all of the (semi) local cemetaries. The we listen to a speaker in Memorial Park, and then we branch off to visit my husband's grandpa's grave. When all that hullabaloo is over, we are hosting a bbq with friends and neighbors!

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  49. You are so crafty!!!!!

    And, your plans this weekend sound so fun!

    I wish we had fun plans this weekend, but with us just moving to a new state, away from family, and me being told by my dr. to be on somewhat bed-rest for a bit with this pregnancy, I don't think we will have too much going on here. :( I am sure we will have fun as a family though!

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  50. We were planning to be with family in Florida for the week, but I've been put on bed rest. I'm hoping to have a little help and have burgers and cupcakes!

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  51. We are going to have all our kids and grandkids home. We are celebrating my Hubbs birthday, so we will barbeque, make home made root beer- and home made ice cream. It is always a fun time for all and the give away would be perfect. lol

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  52. What a fun giveaway! :)

    Friday, I'll be rummaging with my sisters and some dear friends of ours then spending time with my family in the evening, Saturday is a friend's college graduation party, Sunday is still up in the air and Monday we have a church picnic.

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  53. Oh yay! I've always wanted those cute straws! Such a cute giveaway perfect for Memorial Day weekend. Our plans, ooohh don't have any concrete ones yet, but I'm thinking of perhaps heading out to Florida & stay by the beach with the family. Thank you so much for hosting this great giveaway:-)

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  54. I shared on FB:http://www.facebook.com/InspirationsbyD

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  55. Tweeted giveaway:https://twitter.com/#!/InspirationsbyD/status/205147388342583296

    Have a blessed week!!

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  56. Going to a graduation party on Sunday afternoon, and well, the rest depends on the weather.

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  57. Retweeted the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/IowaFarmhouse

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  58. Working on a book to be released this November... making soup (it's cold here)... painting my girls fingernails..... LOVE the giveaway and wishing to be with friends in OR this weekend!

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  59. We'll be "Hang"ing out near you...I'm not "Josh"ing! he he! Spending good time with old friends.

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  60. Our family will be:
    Going to my family's cabin Saturday and Sunday!
    The girls will be planting a veggie garden on Monday while the
    guys go Disc Golfing with their cousin!
    Visiting our 98 year old Auntie!
    Making graduation "cookie care package" postcards!
    Michelle :-)

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  61. We have been working out b$#$S off cleaning up the yard, the pool, etc... and we are ready to have a great memorial day! We have everything Red,White,and Blue. We have decorated the porch, the mantle, the table, the yard, and have all the flag t-shirts ready to go. Your blog is so great! I love it. It is great inspiration and a real jewel to view. Thanks for sharing. We are planning on Ribs, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, and whatever else we can put together so if you are in Texas stop by!

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  62. Sasha,

    Everything looks so beautiful! We are celebrating the baby's second birthday! If we have time I am hoping to go to a lavender farm in the Texas hill country! I love the runner and napkins and will have to make some.

    Cheers!

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  63. I'm looking forward to having a relaxing weekend after finishing up another school year of teaching kindergarten. We plan to gather at my parents' for a BBQ and family time. I enjoy your blog and your great style!
    Michele

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  64. We are excited to be attending a very special wedding. We will also relax with a cookout and swimming!! Love all the goodies!!

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  65. We are probably going to spend as much time outside...some fun time and some yard work!

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  66. We actually have no real plans for the weekend. Just some yarn work, hanging out at the pool, and playing with the kids.

    c_kaminsky(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Wish I can say we have BIG plans but will prob lounge around the house and recover from a long work week and a recent move.

    Blessings,

    Marie

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  68. Our weekend will be full of BBQ, swimming and lots of ice cream!

    Lori
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  69. We have a picnic on Sunday evening. Other than that, we're not doing much except for hanging out around the house and getting some painting done. We're finishing our upstairs! Lots of painting to do.

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  70. Pictures of your home always inspire me to pretty up mine!
    My Memorial day plans involve gardening- if the weather holds out! And a few furniture painting projects.
    Thank you for this fun opportunity to win such fun treats!

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  71. My family and I are getting together at my Grandmother's house for a family BBQ. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. Going to the lake with my husband and my parents! Dad is so excited to go fishing!!! Have a great weekend yourself Sasha!

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  73. We are going to look at houses, as ours is on the market :) And swimming, bbq-ing, all the normal Memorial Day Weekend stuff :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. I get to have my daddy visit us for the weekend, a rare treat! We look forward to BBQ'N and visitting all weekend. :)Mae

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  75. I am new to your blog. How charming it is! So fun to read. My memorial day plans will include a bbq, gardening, reading on the patio while sipping sweet tea and family time playing with my 2 grandchildren. It really doesnt get better than that. Honoring our VETS.
    blessings to you..

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  76. Sasha- I LOVE all things red, white and blue!! Flag Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor day! All good ways to show our patriotism, gather the family and join in the fun w food and cutie plates, cups, etc! You are a woman after my own heart!! (Or vice versa)?:) We are headed to the in-laws cabin to celebrate memorial day and our "paw-paw's" b-day! Have a WONDERFUL weekend !!

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  77. Our family is going camping this weekend in our camper at a state campground with our friends and their family. We camp several times a year with them and our kids get to play and ride bikes. There will be some barbeque involved in this weekend also.

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  78. Both daughters are coming home for the weekend, so lots of family, friends. cooking and eating will be taking place!

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  79. Red white and blue everywhere starts off the celebration of our country! We are heading to a veterans cemetery to honor those who serve us, it is a great experience for the whole family....kids too! (4 and 5yrs old) BBQ to end the weekend!

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  80. a big bbq with family and friends!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  81. A simple barbecue with the family in our backyard with freshly planted garden and the smell of jasmine!!!

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  82. We'll be going to a birthday party for our niece! Have a great weekend with your family!

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  83. for memorial day my family gets together and cleans out the family cemetery (there is that many of us and we can trace our family tree back to forever lol) a lot of the graves are from the late 1800's even it's always interesting and beautiful in a weird way once a year we clean it all up and the whole family gets together for a BBQ there next to it on the property it's always fun and wonderful when I was kid it was so interesting to me to discover new things in that place that always stayed the same yet still I always found something new!

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  84. My husband and I will be relaxing and hanging out with his family. We will be bbq-ing it up. I love this time of year....it is the perfect beginning of summer time.

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  85. Kids, River, BBQ and Kayaks..Can't think of anything better!

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  86. We will be camping with the American Heritage Girls, the 1st Camporee for all NC troops. It's a family camp, so we're packing up our tent, grill, and marshmallows, and headed to central NC. I'm excited to spend time with other Godly families who cherish their children's experiences!

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  87. my baby boy turned 18 today and graduates on Sat...and a full weekend of graduation festivities!

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  88. What a cute, fun giveaway!! We are spending the day with family & friends at our pond. The kids will enjoy swimming, zip-lining, boating and trying out the new squishy, giant sensory bag I discovered on pinterest!!! And, of course, eating lots of yummy food!

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  89. taking our two little girls to one of the disney hotels for the weekend. thought about doing a beach trip, but sometimes all that sand can make for a less than enjoyable trip. :)

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  90. We just put in a pool and are officially breaking it in with a bbq for some friends who are moving away. A sad reason to have a party, but so thankful for the freedom to HAVE the party (and thankful they are only moving an hour away!)

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  91. We will simply be home together, grilling, playing outside, gardening . . . my hubby is a teacher and so we are just kicking off a summer spent enjoying being a family together.

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  92. Our plan is to go to Conconully and stay in the cabin for two whole nights! To get my hubby out of town for more than 12 hours is a big deal. We will ride bikes, do some fishing, hiking, and possibly hunt for mushrooms. Plus rest and relax :-D

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  93. Hubby has the weekend off from patroling the city streets.. Yay!! Gardening, bbq, new tile floor in the kitchen...(double Yay!!) AND we just opened our pool SO hoping the Eastern Washington skies are blue and the sun is out so we can SWIM!! Happy Memorial Day!!

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  94. We are going to enjoy some baseball games! Nothing like a little ball, hot dogs and lots of family! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. We're planning a relaxing day with the family - BBQ, games, festive drinks. I'm so looking forward to it!

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  96. Celebrating my daughters 12th birthday, going to the beach if it's nice enough or pool), bike riding.

    Love no sew projects :)

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  97. We will be having family over to enjoy a Low Country Boil on Memorial Day but over the weekend we will be in our boat on the Gulf of Mexico enjoying our freedom. Freedom that we have because of those who have served and those who are serving our GREAT COUNTRY! I have a family full of Marines so we do it up BIG! <3

    I love how you inspire me to create awesome things! Thanks Sasha!

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  98. i will be getting a pedicure, going shopping, swimming at the lake, and ummmmm organizing some bookshelves. sounds like a super fun time, huh?! :)

    sign me up, sista friend!!

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  99. I will be spending Memorial Day weekend with family and Memorial Day with some special girl cousins. A special treat.
    hlnicholls3ataoldotcom

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  100. We will be heading to the cabin after work today, and not returning until Monday! Looking forward to pontoon rides, fishing, laughs, and fun! I may even let the battery run dead on my cell phone and 'forget' to charge it all weekend! Have a great weekend!!

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  101. i am going to visit my sister in law in oklahoma and relax and cook out!
    tonya from texas

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  102. After the last 2 weeks of CRAZY around here, am looking forward to a laid back day with no one around but me and the man - quiet, lazy, no plans, no stress, just being together.

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  103. Heading to fossil rim for a little animal feeding....need to get this trip in before it gets too hot and baby #6 decides to make his debut!

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  104. My husband is taking me on a surprise weekend away trip. I CAN'T WAIT! It's been ages since we've had any alone time and we really need it. I was told to pack a bag and he has the rest covered. YIPPEE! Bring on the weekend.

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  105. Love your linens - you may have inspired me to give them a try!
    This weekend is going to be pretty low key for us with yardwork, etc. as we are getting ready for our daughter's high school graduation party in 2 weeks!! We're having a big bash, so I've got lots to do :)

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  106. We're heading to a winery nearby with friends. I love living on the North Fork of Long Island!

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  107. A really low key weekend planned. Monday we will visit the local cemeterys. So glad I found your blog! I visit you everyday!

    Diana farmgirl616@hotmail.com

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  108. Relaxing, cook out, baking and catching up are myplabns fr the weekend. Pinwheels make everything better :)

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  109. We plan on cooking out and hanging by the pool. We'll also take some time to remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Thank you veterans!

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