Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Little Nativity Drawing!!!!



"The Setting was humble.... but the cast was Divine" by Chris Shea.

We live by Amish and Mennonite families. One night the little town of Yoder stores were open for the public and they also had a live nativity. One store had over a 1000 nativities for sale. When I walked in I saw this "Noel Collection" small nativity sitting on a little table. I picked it up and read the little caption on the front I sighed!!!!!! I just wanted it so bad, Mr. Phil said yes. I had never seen any designs by the artist Chris Shea before, but I just loved this piece. Her designs are called, "Lifesighs". You can see why.
I went shopping today to see if I could find another one as a giveaway. I did! It was in the back of the same shop that I had bought my first one. The clerk didn't even know that they had another one back there. I took mine, so she would know exactly what I was looking for. I was so excited! So here is the deal. This drawing giveaway will go on until Monday, December 21st at 12 (noon) Central Time. I will get it right out. So you will have to get me your address real soon. Then you can have it for Christmas.
This is what you can do to win this drawing

1 vote, leave a comment of one of your favorite Christmas gifts as a child

1 vote, if you are a follower of Prairie Flower

1 vote, if you post or put up my little nativity button up on your blog

and
1 vote if you sign up for our emails.


Now, some people have had problems leaving comments on my blog. Please email me!!! That will count for any one of these votes or all of these votes. Please, I don't want you left out!

ALSO, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG, LEAVE ME SOME WAY TO GET AHOLD OF YOU!!
Merry Christmas everyone!

Blessings,
Linda

86 comments:

  1. I would love to be entered! Thank you!

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  2. and I do follow your blog and LOVE it!

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  3. I've just added your button for that 3rd entry.

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  4. I just want to say that I LOVE this nativity set and have been trying to find it for weeks with no luck!

    My favorite gift was a raggedy ann doll. I loved that thing!

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  5. I love that little nativity. I would love to be entered in your drawing. My favorite gift as a child was Patti Playpal. She was a doll about my size-age 3 or 4 at the time.

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  6. I have signed up to receive your e-mails.
    Sheila

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  7. I have already signed up for your e-mails, become a follower, and have put your giveaway button on my blog. As for the fave gift as a child. I really can't remember one in particular. But, I loved Christmas growing up! We would decorate cookies, take drives to look at lights, and my most favorite was the candlelight service at church.

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  8. I loved my stocking filled with perfume, jewelry, crafts and magazines.

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  9. I loved my christmas stocking filled with perfume, jewelry, crafts and magazines

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  10. Hi! This is beautiful! I don't remember much of my childhood, but I just saw some pictures of me riding a toy horse as a child and I had a big smile on my face! Heather

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  11. I receive your emails - and love them! Heather

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  12. My favorite gift as a child was my dollhouse. It was the old fashioned wood kind and I could put up wallpaper and make curtains. I filled it with beds and my mom used to say that it looked more like an orphanage. But I LOVED IT!

    Oh, and I am a follower and just signed up for the email list.

    So...3 entries for me! Thank you! This little nativity is darling.

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  13. I am putting your button on my blog.

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  14. I am a follower and receive your emails. I can't remember a specific Christmas gift but I always loved presents like craft kits or any kind of gift that I could make something out of. Bless you Linda for such a lovely giveaway.

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  15. OH.. it is just so precious. You know I'm already a follower!

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  16. Hi! What a great giveaway! I'm a follower, I've signed up for emails and I've put the button on my blog. This is one of my special Christmas memories. "Mom had made each of us a doll, mine had yellow yarn hair, in braids. There were pjs, a dress w/ pinafore and a flannel night gown. The crib, complete with rails, was painted blue and mine had a lamb decopauged on the headboard of it. There was a mattress, a blanket, a pillow. I'm sure I'm forgetting something else. I loved that doll. It's but a precious memory now." You can read the full story on my blog.

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  17. My favorite childhood gift was a Barbie Town House. The memory of it is a bit bittersweet since about six months later our home burned down and this toy went with our home. It was the toy I was most broken up about losing, especially since my parents could not afford to replace it.

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I really don't remember any favorite gift in particular when I was young.I do have a picture of myself and 4 siblings peeking around the corner of the wall one Christmas morning that I just cherish. I just think that little nativty is the absolute cutest and I was telling myself I need to get a nativty since I don't have one at all...hint hint!!! hehehehe bev baggett
    bevsdoggies@yahoo.com

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  19. I subscribe to the feedburner.

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  20. I always loved getting "babies" for Christmas. Still love to play with dollies :o))

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  21. Linda! You are a doll and I love following your blog! I have your blogging button on a post on my site. But it is there! I struggle with the blogging trying to get things where they need to go! I think my favorite Christmas gift was my first bicycle the year I turned five. I have a photo of me somewhere on that bike! I remember vividly how my dad helped me learn to ride and how to get rid of those training wheels early on! I just love that memory, especially now that both of my folks are gone! Plus I love the nativity sets and I collect them. They have always been first and formost during my childhood years and today it is still the main centerpiece of my home. I have three that I keep in my china hutch year round because of the special meaning behind them. Thanks

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  22. My favorite Christmas present was a Tiny Tears Doll. They don`t make them anymore.
    I`d love to enter your Giveaway! I`ve put your Giveaway link in my sidebar and I`m already a follower. I subscribed to your newsletter today, but not sure if it took. I use Google Chrome for my browser and sometimes it`s a little wonky.

    Cathy

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  23. Favorite Christmas gift...the time I brought an exchange student home with me for Christmas. My Mother and Daddy made her feel so welcome and bought her gifts so she'd have something under the tree Christmas morning!
    I'm a follower. I love Nativity sets, visit Thistle Cove Farm to see one of mine carved out of olive wood and brought in Israel.
    Merry Christmas from Thistle Cove Farm!

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  24. The set is very cute. May God bless you and may Jesus be real in your heart this Christmas and always.

    Laura

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  25. I´m a follower already. Also signed up for your emails. I will post the button on my blog (violarissasblog@typepad.com).And.... my favourite christmas gift was a little "Kaufladen" (store counter, offering little play food and stuff, the counter was made of wood, the food cardbord boxes miniature you could get at the normal store and marzipan or wood or felt "food/fruits"...
    Blessings,Viola.

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  26. My favorite gift was a Cabbage Patch doll! I still have her!

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  27. I am already a follower and I have already signed up for email (thank goodness since I have been so busy this weekend I have not had time to visit my favorite blogs!!!) and I will be adding your button to my blog right after I leave this comment... my favorite Christmas gift was the year I was eight and thought I didn't believe in Santa anymore and my father dressed up as Santa and woke me in the middle of the night and asked me if I believed in him... after that I think I did until I was 13 or so... it was the sweetest thing and I can still remember how I felt when "Santa" came to see me!

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  28. I signed up to receive your emails, I am a follower of your blog, and one of my favorite Christmas gifts as a child was a stereo cabinet-a record player was on top and there was a cabinet underneath for records-remember those ancient things? lol...
    I hope I covered everything! I've always wanted a nativity set and yours is cute, cute!
    joanna in ca. :)
    happytobehome@charter.net

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  29. One year my mother had a portrait painted of my horse. It still hangs in my childhood bedroom today. It's stunning.

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  30. Thanks for the great giveaway...the cast was truly divine, indeed!

    leahforlove@aol.com

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  31. Merry Christmas, Linda! Love your giveaway. My favorite Christmas gift as a child was my Chatty Cathy doll. I don't even remember most of the other gifts from when I was little, but I remember her!

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  32. The nativity is delightful, I'm sure whoever wins it will be extremely pleased.
    Your blog is wonderful and so is all the beautiful things that you make.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a blessed day, Linda.

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  33. Just love finding a new artist and the way they create their work, don't you? The nativity is precious. blessings,Kathleen

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  34. One of my fav Christmas gifts as a child was my.....Purple My Little Pony Legwarmers!!! Yes, I was a child of the '80's!:) Please enter me in the contest!

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  35. I enjoyed reading about the favorite gifts here today! I remember those "Tiny Tears" dolls; and the "Chatty Cathy dolls" too!

    I guess one of my favorite gifts was a big bride doll; I kept her for many years!

    That nativity set is very sweet! I'd love to win it, as I don't have one now.

    I have your post on my FB page already, and do get your emails! Thanks!

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  36. I love this nativity set! My favorite gift was a box of office and school supplies for my sister and I. We played office and library and school for years using those supplies. We gave our children the same thing 2 years ago - they loved it!
    straley6@gmail.com

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  37. Hi! I found your blog from Molly at Econobusters. I'll definitely have to spend more time reading and looking around here. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!
    thanks!

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  38. I signed up to be a follower of your blog.
    :)

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  39. I signed up with my email too. :)

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  40. Hello Mrs. Stubbs!
    You are having such a sweet giveaway! Thank you for being so generous.
    My favorite Christmas gift as a child was a rag doll my grandmother had make for me before she died. She went to Jesus before I turned 1, but my parents had saved the doll to give to me when I could be old enough to cherish it and to understand what it was for. I named the doll Patty.
    I am and have been a follower of prarie flower farm.
    I recieve your emails.
    I will put the nativity button up on my blog sidebar, in a place where it will be seen the most.
    Thank you so much! Your blog is so sweet and special, filled to the brim with so many special little treats for the soul!
    Blessings,
    Rachel Grace

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  41. I am not sure how I got here today following comments on another blog. But I am glad I am here. I will stay awhile and enjoy the visit. But I wanted enter the giveway I love the nativity. I signed up to follow and the email list too. I'll run home and add the button and come back.
    Thanks for the giveway.
    Many Blessings,
    Sherry

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  42. I LOVE that nativity and have ever since I first saw it on your blog!!
    My favorite gift was the year I got a much needed sheet set, and that was it. You know, my father's company had tanked that year and we had very little ~ so I had my first taste of "need over want" that changed me for the better. I was eleven years old ~ now I'm nearly 40 ~ and my little girl sleeps in the same sheet set, though a bit tattered. I needed the reality of that gift, and I'll never forget it. What a blessing that Christmas was!
    Please enter me in your gift drawing. I don't have a blog or anything fancy like that.
    Merry Christmas and God bless your New Year!
    Heatherj

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  43. I subscribed to your blog!!
    ~Heatherj
    indigo52 at cox dot net

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  44. I just love to read your blog! Thanks for taking the time to put it together! It brightens the day. --Roberta

    rjloa@yahoo.com

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  45. I just found your blog, so I am a new follower.
    My favorite gift was Mr. Ed a talking horse puppet.
    It had a pull cord, and said things that he did on the show.

    I love nativities, I have never seen this one before, it is beautiful.

    Debbie

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  46. I love the nativity. So precious.
    My childhood gift may not be my favorite but it is definately the one we still talk about. My sis and I asked for guinea pigs for Christmas. We got one but it died under the Christmas tree before we were able to open it. My dad had to hide it before we opened our presents.
    shannonhaynes.blogspot.com

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  47. This nativity scene is so pretty!! Please, come on my blog to see mine, there is the link on my last post. About Christmas in my childohood, my favourite gift was a yellow cat, so soft and sweet. My parents went crazy to find it in the toys shops, but they were able to find the right one, exactly how I wanted and I was so happy!!!!

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  48. I looked forward to my stocking full of special little things such as perfume, lotion, jewelry, and candy that I liked. I really liked it that my mom picked things out especially for me and paid attention to the things I said I wanted.

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  49. Hi I came by yesterday and visited for awhile. I love your blog. I didn't add my Favorite Christmas memory had to think about that one. I guess it would be the year I got my Skipper doll. My older sister got another Barbie and I had been wanting one but my parents thought I was too young. So I got Skipper! I don't remember how old I was. Thanks again for this giveway. Have a Blessed Tuesday.
    Sherry

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  50. O how wonderful!~~~My fave gift as a child was a GI Nurse, the counterpart to my brother's GI Joe.~~~XXOO, Beth

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  51. What a beautiful giveaway! My favorite gift as a child, was my Shirley Temple doll. And I still have her :-) Thanks for entering me.

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  52. My favorite gift as a child is as bag of lollipops we used to get each year. The colors were green, yellow, and red. They came in christmas shapes and the were the best tasting lollipops ever. They no longer make them. Me and my sister talk about them every time around christmas. Isn't it funny how my favorite gift I remember as a child is lollipops. I miss them. I posted a link on my blog for the giveaway and I subscribe to the email. I am also a follower. Please enter me for the beautiful manger. I just adore nativity scenes.
    Cindy

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  53. Hi, I am a follower of your blog, have signed up for your emails, posted your button for the Nativity give-a-way on my blog and now I am leaving a comment about my favorite Christmas gift. My favorite Christmas gift was given to me by my parents when I was 15, it was a hope chest. My parents had it made for me. Some may think it was probably expensive since it was custom made. (I later found out my dad did some work for the gentleman to compensate for some of the cost)It was not fancy at all, but my name was engraved on the top of it. Why is that special to me you ask...well I do not have a very common name. I have never been able to find items with my name on it like; keychaines, ornaments, pencils ect...my name is Fifi. Thanks so much.

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  54. Adorable....please throw me into the hat! :-)

    Merry Christmas...
    Spencer

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  55. Just happened to find your blog today (thanks to Woolen Sails blog!) I can see why the artist of the nativity scene calls the series Life Sighs, it's beautiful. And starting today I'm a follower!

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  56. I am a follower.
    shannonhaynes.blogspot.com

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  57. I became a follower, added my email address and am now listing my favorite gift. I was about 6 or 8 and received a Mary Poppins carpet bag. Mary Poppins was the first movie I had ever seen and to this day (I am 50) I still adore that movie. The best part is the very beginning where she floats in on a cloud...gives me goose bumps!

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  58. I am a follower! I was blessed enough to visit you and get this precious nativity scene. You got the only other one there! Remember? So, I don't need it, but I thought that it would be fun to bless our sister-in-love, Tamra with it if I win. Please enter us!!!!!

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  59. My favorite Christmas gift was always whatever my dad had picked out himself. Some years he didn't have time and my mom did all the shopping, but every now and then he would see something and just have to get it for me and my brother and sister. Knowing he thought of us that way made any gift he gave special.

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  60. I collect on nativities and yours is just gorgeous, it's beautiful, love the colors and the way Chris made it, you're just displaying the pic!, sweet. I'm working to post my nativities figurines pics on my blog, well... I guess I'm not participating because I'm not in the country :(, My fave christmas gift was my bike, Santa took a long time to give me one to me, I got it when I was 13 years old and I was asking it, since I was 8. I'm the follower from your nice blog.

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  61. Hello Linda!
    Since I just won your little mitten giveaway, I don't think I should be entered in this giveaway but I would like to play along! ( I love nativities! I have 5 of them so far.) I was raised by my grandparents along with my two (boy) cousins and I think I must have been very spoiled though I never thought that at the time! Grandma was German so Christmas was always a big deal with lots of baking, wonderful meals, old timey decorations! It was very special time for a young child! The only present that really stands out for me was my first two wheeled bicycle. Now I could keep up with my bros! (After all, we were just like brothers and sister!)
    One of my favorite Christmas memories is: 3rd grade Christmas play. I am Mrs. Clause and Michael Renner is Mr. Clause!!! *loooong happy sigh!* ;~}
    Christmas Blessings!
    p.s. The mitten is the most adorable little thing! I just love it ~ Thank you so very much!

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  62. Check on all. Wonderful giveaway. Love that sweet nativity.

    I have always been short on Christmas memories of when I was a child...for that matter, short on memories of childhood in general. BUT --- I do remember getting a Suzy Smart doll when I was about 8. She was the cutest doll, dressed in a little red plaid skirt, white blouse, white lace trimmed socks and Mary Jane patents. She came with an old-fashioned school desk and a little easel blackboard. AND she talked !!! She did a couple of math problems and spelled dog and cat. It was absolutely amazing!! I loved that doll! Now that I have a little 3 yr old grandaughter, I so wish I still had her. :)

    Gwyn Rosser
    www.gwynrosser.blogspot.com
    The Pink Tractor

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  63. When I was 10 my mom bought me a charm bracelet for Christmas. Then, every time my parents traveled or everytime a birthday or Christmas came, I got another charm. My bracelet is full! There must be at least 50 charms on there if not more. It is quite clunky so I don't wear it often; and then people are always asking me to take it off so they can see it! The most special charms are the ones my dad picked out...he did so little of the choosing that the ones he did take the time to pick out are very special. HE's been gone more than 26 years...I miss him so much.

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  64. Hello Miss Linda! What a beautiful nativity set! I have to say that one of my favorite gifts that I received as a child was a doll house, even as a young girl I loved to decorate that doll house! I have been a follower and believe I get emails from you. I will try to put your link for this one up on my blog but I have had your clothespin giveaway up for many months, lol! Beautiful post, Thank you!

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  65. Merry Christmas Linda!

    I am a follower and have already signed up for your emails, so please enter me in the lovely drawing!

    One of my favorite Christmas presents was when my sister and I got matching crocheted dolls! They had crocheted dresses and hats, but the legs, arms, and hair were bundles of yarn braided together. They were so unexpected and pretty (and well made).

    This morning we put Epsom salts in little glass bowls and added our miniature trees, figures, and one bowl was big enough for a little post office. I think it was your blog where I read about the Epsom salts and doing this. Thanks!

    Lord bless you:)

    Teresa
    m_mittower@bellsouth.net

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  66. Hi Linda,

    I just signed up for your emails and am looking forward to following you!

    My favorite Christmas gift was a Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animal that my mom made. That Christmas was about 40 years ago and I still have it and my kids also loved on it! What a beautiful memory that you triggered for me. Thanks for the blessing.

    Please enter me into your wonderful drawing!

    Blessings,
    Karen
    klosterday@aol.com

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  67. This is absolutely adorable! I love it! My favorite gifts as a child were handmade dolls that my mom made me. One was a Raggedy Ann and the other was a doll that looked like me. ;) I still have them today. I follow you in my bloglines reader, if that means anything. ;)

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  68. I just happened to be on someone elses blog and saw your chicken curtain that she won on a draw...I loved it.
    I collect nativity sets 16 in total ( I think). I love this one especially it being Amish!!! I am ashamed that I can not recall a special childhood gift. Great blog!! Beautiful photos!

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  69. I just discovered your blog and I am enjoying what I have read. My favorite childhood Christmas gift was my 1st horse when I was 11. I was a horse crazy little girl who loved everything equine. She was the most beautiful horse I had ever seen. I still have not outgrown my obsession and love for horses. Girls and horses go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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  70. I posted your nativity button on my blog. Please enter my chance for your wonderful giveaway.

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  71. Please enter me for the giveway. I am an official follower of your blog.

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  72. I also signed up for your email. I am enjoying this blog.

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  73. I'm a follower of your wonderful blog!

    My favorite Christmas gift as a child was a saucer to go sledding on. My two sisters also received them, and we had the BEST winter ever that year! I also remember a set of Barbie doll clothes that my Grandma crocheted for me - what a labor of love they were!

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  74. Linda I love looking over your blog each day! You are a truly remarkable person and I love the simple but incredible ideas you constantly come up with. You are a real gem! I love seeing your page! God Bless You & Yours and May Your New Year but Healthy & Happy!

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