Friday, October 8, 2010

Want To Tell You My Surprise & We Are Having A Party!

PARTY IS CLOSED recipe for cookie below!





See this little piece of artwork I did some time back? Well I dressed Him up a little bit and I am going to tell you what happened!



Hello Sweet Ladies,

I want to thank you again for all the fun emails. I have not been able to answer all of them........but I will try to do so! I do enjoy it when I am at work and I get to read the comments you leave during the day................ it makes the day go so much faster! Sooooooo now with the news!

Create and Decorate Magazine and I have a surprise for you!

Some time back I entered a cookie contest with a really neat magazine called Create and Decorate. I have enjoyed this magazine for some time and thought it would be fun try the contest. Thursday after work I received a priority envelope in the mail..........yipeeeee! I was so excited...... now you should see the envelope....... not looking good.......can't use the flat Rate Mailing Envelope ever again!!! Anyway I knew I was going to get the magazines.......just not this fast. Inside was........a surprise. They told me I had placed just not where.




Do you see my name.......Linda Stubbs, Kansas.............IN THEIR MAGAZINE!!!!!!! I placedsecond! It was so fun................ just to be in their magazine!

Here is my little man............I love HIM!

I had so much fun designing this special cookie and I will use it a lot as a special gift during the holidays to give out. I will place him in a cellophane bag and tie a ribbon and it will be a gift! I named the little cookie a HOMEspun Snowman Cookie (click here for recipe)



The art work at the top is what I used for the snowman. I designed him for a fabric line some time back..............for the cookie I added to him a hat to go on his head with some berries and holly leaves,scarf, nose and buttons using Wiltons Pure White Rolled Fondant and using Wilton Icing Colors to color the fondant. Real fun and easy!

You will love this magazine if you like crafts and recipes............go to the store or buy a subscription for the magazine. Click here.

Sooooooo I just thought we need a party. I am going to give away one of the Create and Decorate Magazine that they sent me............. and I will also make you A Homespun Snowman Cookie in my little kitchen. So lets have some fun! I will close the party on Saturday October 23. So let the party begin!

So to enter just leave me a comment......tell me one of your favorite Cookies that you bake forCHRISTmas.

2. become a subscriber or tell me you already are one

3. become a follower or tell me you already are one

4. become a facebook friend

5 post about the party!

EASY!

I can't wait to see who is going to come to my PARTY! I need some friends to celebrate with me so please sign up.

If you can't leave me a comment? Just email me (address at the top of my blog) and I will put you up!


OPEN TO OVERSEAS FRIENDS also!

God Bless you and hugs........from my FARM to Your HOME!


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173 comments:

  1. Oh I am your first comment, how cool. Love the cookie and so Happy for you. My favorite cookie at Christmas is Ginger Snaps. Can't tell you why, just do. smiller

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  2. I am a subscriber and love your art work

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  3. Congratulations Linda! How fun! One of our favorite treats to make during the holiday season is Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars...so rich & yummy! :)

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

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  4. Congrats! The cookie is adorable :) I love snowmen. I can't pick a favorite ... I love them all. Anything homemade is good!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  5. Congratulations!!!I love Butter cookies :)

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  6. I'm already a subscriber ( i've been receiving mails from you) but just in case, I subscribed..again :)

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  7. I am a 1) follower 2) subscriber 3) Facebook friend.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. I'm your stalker ( have you in my side bar ) but am officially your follower :)

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  9. Wow!!! That is ubber kewl! Congrats!
    I did #1-5!

    My favorite cookies are snicker doodles! I am enjoying the party for it will get me in gear for the coming Season!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats Linda!

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  10. I don't think I've seen a "Create & Decorate" magazine before. I'd love a chance to win one And check it out.
    I love snowmen and your cookie is the cutest.
    So 'Let the Party Begin!'
    Congrats on the magazine entry for your cookie recipe!!!
    BTW... my favorite cookie at Christmas time is a frosted sugar cookie.
    I'm a follower, a subscriber & I will post this to my sidebar..
    Judy

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  11. Congratulations! Your snowmancookie looks really great! love it very much! Just returned from my holidays and found the stichery in my mailbox! Thank you so much!They are so cute! I am going to stitch those into a little wallhanging! Thanks for the party!Love to join!

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  12. Congratulations on winning with your beautiful cookie - Snowmen are my favorite !!!!!
    I enjoy peanut butter cookies (anytime of the year lol)!!!!
    I am a follower, a subscriber & I will post to the sidebar of my blog:)
    Believe it or not I don't know how to do facebook - I know - my kids tease me about that all the time

    Have a great weekend
    Take Care

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  13. Oh my!!! Congratulations Linda!!! How exciting and fun!!! :)

    Let's see...for Christmas, I like to make all sorts of cookies but one of my favorite is sugar cookies that you can cut out and decorate! :)

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  14. Congratulations! The cookie is adorable. Have a blessed party, dear friend.

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  15. HOW WONDERFUL!!! Yippppeeee for you!! Love your blog and that magazine!! Will buy that oner for sure..Just to see your coookie.SO happy for you!!
    Hugs Granny Trace
    I am a follower..

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  16. Way to go Linda!! The cookie is adorable, but I don't think I could bite into him!!

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  17. I am a follower and really enjoy your uplifting posts - they make my day and make me smile!!

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  18. How fun, so happy for you! I'm covered all over, please enter me too, I'd love to have a custom cookie! Congrats again!

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  19. Congratulations to you Linda! Love the design and I'm looking forward to finding time to make these wonderful cookies for the holidays. I've been a follower for some time now. Enjoy reading what you have to share and inspired by all you do.
    Blessings to you and yours.

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  20. Congratulations Linda! What a wonderful post! I've never seen this magazine before, but it looks great. And I love your little cookie snowman. He is SO adorable. I love parties. Especially CHRISTmas parties.

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  21. I am a follower of your blog. My favorite cookie to bake at Christmas is an M&M cookie that I've made for years. The recipe originally called for chocolate chips, but when my children were small I make it with M&M's and it became our Christmas fav.

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  22. Whoo hoo. Girl you have FUN parties. I'm here. Let the party begin.

    Please enter me.

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  23. My girls and I always make spritz cookies at Christmas. They are my favorite and I have many memories connected with them.

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  24. I am a subscriber to your lovely blog.

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  25. I am a facebook friend. sue.momof3@gmail.com

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  26. Congratulations Linda, what a blessing! He is so cute. You give great parties, I'm sure everyone else agrees. I hope you enjoy your beautiful weekend. Love, Jeannie

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  27. Congratulations Linda. We have the magazine in our shop, so I will now have to take a second look.
    Happy for you.

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  28. Your cookie is beautiful and you deserve the award. My favorite is ginger snaps, and how lucky they are easy to make and available year round.

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  29. Oh my.........I woke up to sunshine going through my curtains.........roosters cock a doodling outside..........and I am HOME! I love the mornings and with having to be at work at 6:30...everyday.........it really means a lot to wake up HOME on Sat and Sunday!!!! Going to do the chores right now...........in my nightgown of course!

    Anyway I checked to see if anyone had come to the party yet and YES!!!!! Welcome each and every one of you!!!!!! So glad to have you! Wish I could invite you for a warm cup of hot mulled cider and we could ALL sit on my little white bench on my little front porch and sip the day away! HAHA wouldn't that be a site and pic to put up on my blog. HUGS SWEET LADIES who have come and who will be coming. I HEART YOU ALL!

    Hugs, Linda

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  30. Oh almost forgot to tell you Thank YYYYYou for all the sweetness that you have said about the cookie. I love him and I am glad you like him as well. Hugs, me again!

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  31. I am a subscriber! Please enter me! : )

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  32. I am a follower! Please enter me! : )

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  33. I am a FB friend...please enter me yet again! **hugs**

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  34. Hi Linda, I love your snowman cookie, he's so cute. My favorite cookie at Christmas time is that peanut butter cookie with the Hershey's kiss in the middle, I don't know what they are called but they are yummy. Please enter me in your giveaway. I'm a follower, a Facebook friend and a subscriber.

    Warm Country Blessings...Christa

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  35. Good for you! How neat to be IN the magazine!

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  36. Congrats to you, Dear Friend!! I'm so happy!! Favorite Christmas cookie to make (not sure if this is really a cookie.. lol): Pecan tarts. Love that snowman cookie of yours! Off to check it out further... :) Hugs, Tammy

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  37. Wow, Linda, congratulations! Looks like I got my ability to comment once again, back just in time.

    Love the snowman cookie pattern.

    We have a couple of favorite cookies we make for the holidays....besides chocolate chip which is always a "hafta have".;) One is Oatmeal Coconut cookies and the other is Potato Chip cookies.

    Praying you have a blessed and refreshing weekend.

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  38. Congrats and what an honor for you, I follow your blog and I subscribe to your blog. So I receive updates in the e-mail box. I do not facebook. My favorite cookies are the alomond cut out cookies,these are made with all the different shapes of christmas cookie cutters I have. Then I decorate them with beautiful icings.The dough has ground almonds in it and it is so tasty when the cookies are done. The magazine that you spoke about I have never heard of ,but I am in the South so it may be just up north. Thanks for such a lovley blog and your prayers for all of us in blog land. Congrats once again on being presented in a fine magazine.

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  39. I am a follower.

    "I will follow you, wherever you may...." oops! Why did that song pop in my brain? ;)

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  40. Congratulations! Your cookies is so cute! I make sugar cookies at Christmas using my grandmother's recipe, they are the best! I am already a follower and a subscriber I love reading your posts! Enjoy your weekend!

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  41. Hi Linda. Congratulations! What a darling cookie. My girls and I love to bake & decorate sugar cookies at Christmas time. I'm already a subscriber, follower and friend on FB.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Amy J.

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  42. Hi, I'd sure like to win. I'm a follower, too. Congratulations!

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  43. And now....TADA

    I have blogged. LOL

    http://theprairiemaid.blogspot.com/2010/10/just-in-time-for-holidays.html

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  44. Adorable snowman, to cute to eat. My favorite is the ginderbread man. They always have a smile.
    I will get the punch. Let's party.

    I am a follower of your site. And i am so glad.

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  45. Coming back and checking the party!!!!!!! Oooooo someone brought punch..........and if everyone brought the cookies they will be baking at CHRISTmas........we would be set. Now that is a fun thought!!!!

    Went out to do my chores.........I said real loud Good Morning Babies.......you should have heard them. Everyone sang........."Mommas HOME!!!!!! I know I heard it so don't try to tell me different! Heehee.......so I am a little weird.........I love the FARM and HOME!

    WE are getting more and more ladies on my little white bench! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! There is tons of room! HUgs to ya!

    Mr. Phil was listening to music outside. I came up and he took my hand..........and danced with me............it will give the farmers something to talk about today!

    I check in later! Just me!

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  46. Way to go Linda! I'm soooo thrilled for you.
    I have to tell you... that cookie is so beautiful...!!! Prettiest little snowperson I've ever seen! Please toss my name in... I WOULD LOVE to win! I'm your facebook buddy, a follower and will be sharing your post at the shed.
    Have a great weekend! So happy to PARTY with you! I've GOT to subscribe to that magazine....gotta get a copy with my sisterchick Linda in there!
    Hugs n holykisses xoxo
    Lea

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  47. woops I almost forgot... my favorite CHRISTmas cookies to bake are holiday M&M cookies!

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  48. Hi Linda! Congrats on being featured in the magazine! What a blessing!

    My favorite cookie at Christmas is gingerbread. Gingerbread is soooo yummy and they don't last long after baking!

    I follow and "like" on Facebook. :)

    Blessings, Jessica

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  49. Oh Linda...I love your snowman..he is soooo cute! And the cookie is to die for..my mother always use to call me the "cookie montster" as I always loved/love cookies:)

    At CHRISTmas time I always make "chocolate star" cookies for my family. I am a subscriber, a follower and a facebook friend! I am putting this party up on my blog.

    God bless you for all you do!!

    Blessings.....
    xoxo Gert

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  50. Congrats on being featured in the magazine Linda!!
    Those cookies are adorable :)

    SheilaC

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  51. Our favorite Christmas cookies are a cutout sugar cookie that my mom makes. The recipe uses brownulated sugar instead of white sugar.

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  52. Wow this is so awesome The snow man is soo cute!!!

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  53. Linda,
    It's so much fun you won second place. I love the snowman. I haven't worked with fondant, but would like to try it. One of my favorite cookies is Crescents. They're like a short bread cookie with pecans, rolled into a crescent shape and covered with powdered sugar after baking.

    Thanks for the party!
    Michelle

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  54. OH MY...I feel as though I have arrived LATE to the PARTY... : ) I am going to BUY a MAGAZINE so I can say SEE that Cookie RECIPE...WELL GUESS WHAT I KNOW HER.... ;)
    CongratulationS Linda...And what a PRECIOUS gift for the LORD to GIVE you...2nd Place..

    Okay...

    I am a Friend (FOLLOWER)

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  55. I am also a HAPPY SUBSCRIBER...

    Happy Saturday to you...

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  56. What an adorable snowman. One of my favorite Christmas cookies is a date pinwheel. I only make them for Christmas.

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  57. Oh... I almost forgot to tell you my Favorite cookie to Bake...Well really it's my 9yr old daughter's favorite Cookie to bake..Jam Tart Cookies...It's one that we have A LOT..in and out of SEASON...She loves it Because she is able to do it all by herself...and teaching her LITTLE SISTER along the way...

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  58. Well, it's my second time to post. I lost the other one. I love the snowman cookie, but not nearly as much as I love and appreciate you, my unseen sister and friend. I am one of those weird people who likes fruitcake, and I also like fruitcake cookies at Christmastime. With nuts, of course.:) Have a blessed and joyous weekend.

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  59. I posted an UPDATE on baby ALEX on my BLOG...CINDY has as well...PLEASE CONTINUE to PRAY while this FAMILY has to make the MOST DIFFICULT of CHOICES...
    IN CHRIST
    Angelina

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  60. I am sooo excited for you, Linda! I just love your Snowman! You really inspire me!

    In Him,

    Malinda
    vintagehomesteademporium.com

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  61. Dearest Linda,
    P.S.....I am a subrscriber too!

    Have a God-filled weekend!

    Malinda @
    vintagehomesteademporium.com

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  62. P.S.S.

    I have your buttons for your blog
    and business on the sidebar of
    my blog!!

    Blessings!
    Malinda @
    vintagehomesteademporium.com

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  63. Oh, congrats Linda! You so deserve to be recognized! He is such a handsome fellow that snow cookie of yours!
    One of our traditional cookies that I've made all my married life and most of my childhood is German Crisps. They aren't crispy at all, but they are rolled and cut out. Then the kids and I and usually some of their chums come over for a decorating party and we frost and decorate them. Such a fun tradition. These cookies have a hint of lemon in them.
    Again congrats!

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  64. Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise. I am a follower, subscriber, and a facebook friend.
    Regina

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  65. My favorite cookie to make would be spritz using my cookie press, to eat would be gingerbread people.
    I am a subscriber, follower, and Facebook fan and am so happy they recognized your talent!!
    Blessings in Christ,
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  66. Oh Linda, How Exciting! I bet the envelope didn't know what happenned. I found you at Lea's Potting Shed. I am now a follower of your blog and love to make Date Nut Pinwheels at Christmas for my special cookies! Please enter me in the give away! Thank you!

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  67. Oh, Linda, how exciting for you! Rejoicing with you!!

    One of our Christmas favorites are sled cookies!

    Sweet weekend blessings!
    Sharon

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  68. WOW Linda!!! Congratulations on your winning recipe! He's soooo cute. I love snowmen and that's my household decoration for January. I enjoy making Merry Berry Cheese Bars for the holidays--a bar cookie with cranberry sauce and cream cheese--yummy good! I'm a subscriber and a follower and a FB friend. Your parties are the best and this one looks like a hum dinger :) Thanks for the opportunity to win the magazine (never seen one before) and a Homespun Snowman Cookie! Fondant looks so cool, but for some reason has always intimidated me LOL!

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  69. Hi Linda, Forgot to say thanks for the winter thyme pattern, but I do appreciate it. I'm going to set it together for a wall hanging to decorate for January :)

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  70. I'm already a follower, I enjoy your blogs. My favorite Christmas cookie is Snickerdoodles. I'm so excited to be entered into your drawing. Thank you for your faithfullness.
    Lori

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  71. I love that magazine and congratulations for winning 2nd place and being featured in the magazine. I have just been looking at that magazine for the past few months and have really enjoyed it. I love to make old fashioned sugar cut out cookies at Christmas. I makes me think of my Mom when we bake them.

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  72. I subscribe to your blog posts.

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  73. CONGRATS! Your snowman is SO cute! I am all of the following except I haven't blogged about this party on my blog yet. My favorite cookies to bake are my grandma's recipe for molasses sugar cookies. YUM!!!! Thanks for a party!

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  74. I am also a follower. I am getting ready to embroider the blue snowman block very soon. The first three are done and waiting.

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  75. Oh' Linda, I'm so excited for you!!! Not only does it look delicious, it's just the cutest thing. I love your design. I can't even draw a circle or stick figure and make it look cute. You're are so much more than that.

    My favorite cookie is more like a pastry, hence the name Pecan Pastries. I think I'll try to post the recipe now that you've made me think of it.

    Thanks for sharing your good news and goodies with us.

    Be Blessed....Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

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  76. I just did a quick little blog post about your party. Such fun!

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  77. I'm already a happy subscriber via email. Thanks for another entry

    Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

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  78. Hi Linda! What a sweet snowman. They are my favorite part of winter!! I download your patterns from the first. :) I love working them up. I am a subscriber, a follower and I have you on FB. Not sure if this was supposed to be all in one post or separately but here it is. Please enter me in your very generous giveaway. I have never heard of this magazine. Would love to win a copy. Congratulations on coming in second place. Such a wonderful delight for you I am sure!

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  79. I follow as tonasun Sweetie
    Have a beautiful evening....Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

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  80. #1 I'm so happy for you on your selection! Congratulations...BUT you should of won FIRST place!
    #2 I'm a follower
    #3 I'm a subscriber
    #4 I'm going to go blog about your party right now....gotta go!
    Hope you are having a wonderFALL weekend!

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  81. I just posted about your giveaway and added you to the sidebar. You can see it here:

    http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/2010/10/theres-giveaway-on-prairie-flower-farm.html

    Will you autograph my copy if I win? And no, I'm not joking.

    Sweet blessings to you and the family....Tracy:)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

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  82. I love Lep Cookies. It takes a lot to make them and not many people appreciate them. But a good Lep Cookie and a cup of storng black coffee, SO GOOD!

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  83. My favorite cookie is a Frosted Sour Cream Sugar Cookie I make. Congrats on winning in the cookie contest that is awesome. I had never heard of that magazine, looks like a good one.

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  84. That is awesome! My favorite is cut out sugar cookies with the kids. I let them do everything. They get on top of the table and flour is everywhere. It is a very fun tradition we have. Amazing decorating, ours don't look as good but they are still special. Thank you for all your blessings. Congratulations to you. Jennifer

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  85. I love Chinese Butterscotch Noodle Cookies and Lemon Squares! I follow you here and on Face Book. I am so happy you won in the cookie contest! I can not imagine anyone had a better cookie than you! Congrats and love and blessings to you! Anne

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  86. I am sure you will be serving those wonderful looking cookies at the party, right???

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  87. Congratulations, Linda! What fun! My favorite Christmas cookie is one my grandmother made called Ice Box Cookies. There are only a few ingredients and they're very easy to make. Heather

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  88. I'm a fan on facebook too - Heather

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  89. My favorite Christmas(or anytime)cookie is an old-fashioned one, Applesauce cookies. It is a recipe handed down to now 4 generations. My mom makes them the best.

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  90. I posted about your party here: http://tgmagazine.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/prairie-flower-party/
    Heather

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  91. Hi Linda,

    I follow your blog each time you write and would to enter the competition if I may. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings Gail

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  92. Hi Linda, Congratulations! Winning second place, how cool is that. Your cookie is so cute.

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  93. Wow, I can't believe it has taken me so long to find your blogs! Oh I will be a faithful follower! My favorite Christmas cookie isn't baked. Since I was a little girl, to my kids and now grandkids I make these every year. It is Rice Krispie cookies molded into small funnels and after setting about a half minute unmold. Then shake Christmas color sprinkels all over. So simple but so cute and yummy all at the same time.

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  94. Congrat's Linda on your wonderful entry. I love baking cookies and your little snowman is adorable! You are one very talented lady. I amaze's me how much you can get done in one day!! I'm a follower and look forward to reading you daily adventures. My favorite cookie is the Amish sugar cookie, it just melts in your mouth. I do hope that all will be able to share their receipes with us also. You parties are so fun and I'd love to see the new magazine. It was so fun seeing your name published!!! Thank you for sharing with us! Hugs, Brenda

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  95. Congratulations Linda! He's adorable!

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  96. I forgot to mention that we always make our family recipe sugar cookies. My kids call it the "secret" family recipe. lol!

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  97. I'm so excited for you! Your cookie is amazing. I love to bake, but I'm a total flop at sugar cookies. Yours is a work of art!

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  98. wow you have a lot of comments on here..LOL
    I scrolled and scrolled to get down here (:)
    love your cute snowman cookie~ how neat to be in a magazine..
    hugs,Patty

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  99. Hi Linda! I love it when you have these fun parties! :) My favorite CHRISTmas cookies to bake are the Peanut Butter Kisses - oh so yummy!

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  100. I am a follower through Google friend connect

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  101. Congratulations on the magazine... thats great.. how exciting too to see that they found your recipe to be one of their favorites...

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  102. How exciting Linda, that cookie looks fun and delicious! One of the favorite cooking I like to make are pecan sandies. I once made two batches one for my Mom and one for my sister. I gave both batches to Mom and told her to give Judy hers when she popped over later that day. Well a few days later I asked Judy ho she liked the cookies and she said what cookies? My Mom had eaten all of them her self! She told me they were so good she couldn't stop herself! This is really out of character for her but we all had a good laugh.

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  103. I've never visited your blog before, but was encouraged to do so by one of your followers! I love everything about it....so fun! Create and Decorate looks like a great magazine - congratulations on being published:) My favorite Christmas cookies are red and green snickerdoodles....they taste best warm with a cup of tea!

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  104. Found your Facebook place so I'm also your friend too. I like that. Put you in my Google reader so I don't miss out on your beautiful blog.

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  105. I think I messed up on my other comment. I love your snowman cookie. I'm a Follower and found you on Facebook. Thanks, Just ignore the other one. Sorry.

    My favorite Christmas cookie is my Grandmother's recipe for Thumbprint cookies.

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  106. Hi ladies,I am putting up a blogger friend who can't put up a comment herself.

    Linda K. said,
    The cookie snowman is just wonderful...snowmen are my favorite winter personality. My gram and mom made a special cookie only at christmas called a KooKoo cookie...the entire family which is very large waited for them.

    Thank you for joining us!

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  107. Sue Yowell thank you for joining the party!

    Please enter me in your contest!!! I think my favorite cookie to make at Christmas is some date cookies that was my mothers recipe ( I am 66 so it is an old one) and it was my dads favorite so it brings back memories of both of them for me!! I belong to you on Facebook and am a follower and I look forward to all your messages. You are such a blessing!! I would drop notes more often but the only way I can get thru on it is Anonymous.
    Again Thank you
    Sue Yowell

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  108. Mary Skeslock wrote~

    I would be thrilled if I came in 100th in a contest like that! You are very very gifted. Thank you for sharing all of this exciting news! I am a follower, a subscriber, but not a face book person. I am not much of a baker but Christmas wouldn't be Christmas with little nut rolls (Slovak Recipe). I love receiving your e-mail from Prairie Flower Farm. It is fun to read and I love the pictures. photos, and all the extras....especially the little kitten, ducks, chicks but most of all I love your sincere praise and thanksgiving directed to our Lord and dear Savior. God is so good to all of us and has given us a beautiful and wonderful life even when we are going through trials and heartache. He is always with us! Keep all the Good News coming, Linda. I love it! Mary

    Thank you Mary for emailing!

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  109. Rae Tomczak wants to come to the party`

    Please enter me in your snowman party. He is so cute, my grandkids would love to see him on my table!!!!

    I have a few favorite, one is a pepermint merigue (SP?) Then there is a caramel/marshmellow/rice krispie which are really to die for and very simple to make. Both have few ingredients.

    Thank you for entering me.
    Rae

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  110. Linda: I am thrilled for you and for this honor! I spent the weekend looking for this magazine, and I hadn't even read your blog. I hope to be able to pick up a copy before they are sold out. This cookie is adorable.

    I make a frosted sugar cookie at Christmastime as well, but I don't put this much time into the decorating.

    Linda, I absolutely log going to your blog. It is such a sweet and encouraging one. I hope you never stop blogging.

    Love in Christ,
    mary

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  111. Good Morning.........oh my look at all the sweet ladies that have come to the party since I wrote last............I hope you are enjoying myself.......I love all the cookies that you have been bringing. Cookbook? I am going to try to think of a way that I can get the recipes and make a ebook download for everyone to have one. Sounds like fun to me! I get Tressy on it!

    Off to my little kitchen.........hugs to every one of you. Just want you to know I was on my face before God on your behalf this morning, asking........that He would answer your needs and let you all know how much He loves you personally! Have a Blessed DAY! Linda

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  112. We like homemade oreo cookies

    http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/10/homemade-oreo-cookies.html

    I'm a subscriber
    I'm a gfc follower
    I posted about this party

    http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-cookie-party.html


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  113. My fave CHRISTmas cookies are ginger cookies, I love to decorate them, they look so cute, psssssst I'd really love to win!!!!

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  114. Hi Linda! Love your party! Please include me!I am a subscriber to your blog in my RSS feed and a Facebook friend, also. I suppose that would be 3 entries. One of my favorite cookies to bake are "Apple Butter Bars". So good!!

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  115. Congrats! And a COOKIE win, too! Right up my alley, that's for sure! I love all CHRISTmas cookies, but I always enjoy making sugar cookies, using cookie cutters from my humungous collection! God bless!
    ~Heidi
    (Found you via my friend Lea-Shabby Olde Potting Shed's blog!)

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  116. I'm so happy to be able to comment AND to enter your party! I don't usually have fast enough internet access. I'm thankful for your email updates- those come whether I have slow or fast internet access.

    My favorite Christmas cookie is chocolate chip cookies, made with red & green M&M's instead of the chocolate chips. I used to make fancy cookies, but my kids, nieces and nephews always ate the chocolate chip ones first. That must mean something!

    I appreciate all of your posts.

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  117. Hi, Linda! I am a follower of your blog. I don't have a blog of my own so can't advertise for you and I'm not a facebooker! :-(

    My all-time favorite cookie is Chocolate Mint, but my favorite one to make at Christmas time is a sugar cookie with my grandchildren! It doesn't get any better than grandchildren and sugar cookies! I printed out your recipe and instructions and plan to show it to my little guys so they can start thinking about our fun together!

    God bless you, Linda!

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  118. Linda, congratulations on your wonderful honor. I have downloaded your recipe and cannot wait to try it out.

    1) Our favorite cookie to make for Christmas is decorated sugar cookies because the entire family can participate, no matter how old or how young.

    2) I'm a follower

    3) I'm a subscriber

    4) I am a Facebook friend.

    God bless you and thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize =)

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  119. Hi, Linda! Congratulations on winning the contest!!! Your recipe sounds so yummy - I plan to make a batch for Christmas here! (Maybe 2???)

    Would love to "attend" your party!
    1. I'm a follower.
    2. And a subscriber.
    3. Also am a Facebook friend.
    4. I posted about your party on my "Country Dreams" blog.
    5. And here's my family's favorite Christmas cookie recipe -
    "Quick-Mix Spritz Cookies"
    Ingredients
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 cup shortening
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract

    Directions
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    Mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut the shortening in until it resembles course crumbs.
    Measure the egg and add enough water to make 1/4 cup, beat together. Add egg and vanilla to crumb mixture; mix well.
    Put through the cookie press onto cookie sheets. Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 -12 minutes or until very light brown and set.
    Enjoy!

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  120. I just became your 600th follower! Maybe that will bring me some luck! Your cookie is so adorable...I can see why you won the contest! Just darling! I am having a giveaway too...come on by and sign up! I love your sweet blog! :)

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  121. Loving your blog and excited to go back reading posts I've missed! The cookie is so adorable...I can see why you won! My favorite cookies are the traditional sugar cookies or a close second would be gingerbread cookies.

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  122. Howdy Linda!!! :)

    What wonderful news about you winning! Adorable Snowman too!!

    I follow your Blog.....no blog of my own, not on facebook & all either. But I check your blog faithfully! :)

    We make cut-out cookies at CHRISTmas.....and my Sweetie's favorite are Spice Drops....his Momma's recipe! It's yummy!!

    Hugs from Ohio!!!
    Lori :)

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  123. Very much enjoy your blog, have followed for a while now.
    I don't do FaceBook, I was invaded there :( so closed up.
    Would love to win and have the wonderful prize sent to my niece who lost her job, has three children.
    thank you for offering the give-away.

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  124. Linda...dear, dear sister!! Firstly, Congratulations on your magazine entry. Your snowman is WONderful! Please enter me in. I subscribe, follow and am a friend on fb :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

    P.S. Be sure to pop over and enter in for my giveaway :)

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  125. Hi Linda, Love you snowman cookie. As you know, I am subscriber, a follower, and follow you on Facebook. Please put my name in the hat for your giveaway.
    Michle

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  126. Hi Linda,
    Congratulations on the cookie! He is the handsomest cookie I've ever seen :)
    Our family favourite cookies at Christmas are fruit jumbles, because I don't make fruit cake these are the closest I get!
    I love your blog, am a facebook fan and get your emails :) I really feel blessed when you share, thanks,
    Angie

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  127. Linda, I'm always impressed with your creativity!
    1) I'm a follower
    2) I subscribe
    3) I'm a follower on Facebook

    My faves are Andes Mint Chocolate cookies. Oh, my. I think I got some drool here on the keyboard...

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  128. Congratulations! That is the cutest snowman I have ever seen!! We love to make "buckeyes" (choc/peanut butter balls). Maybe someday I'll get brave enough to try to make your adorable snowman (someday).

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  129. Congratulations Linda on your Snowman Cookie! That is such an honor. I am happy for you. My favorite cookie to make for Christmas is Ginger Snaps, and even though two of my three grown children have moved away and have families of their own, I still bake and send them their home made Ginger Snaps, just a little love from mom. I am a subscriber, follower and a facebook friend, hope to become a winner one of these days!
    Betsy

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  130. Well Linda I would have to say that Snickerdoodles are a great Christmas cookie that I like to make and maybe Russian Tea cake cookies are second.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  131. Hi Linda,
    I want to come to your party. Your cookie is so cute and congrats on getting second place in the magazine!!! how cool!!! I also follow you and get your blog everyday. does that give me extra trys!!! hehehehehe bev baggett

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  132. Linda,

    Congratulations!! How exciting! And I can see why your cookie won--it's beautiful:) Our favorite is just a plain sugar or spritz cookie cut into shapes and sprinkled with colored sugar or other candy sprinkles.

    I'm a follower and get your emails, so please enter me three times. I'd love to see the magazine--especially with your design in it!

    With a big smile for you,
    Teresa

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  133. How wonderful your cookie won..it is so cute!

    My fav Christmas cookie are my mother's recipe for Pecan Balls.

    I am a new follower with my fingers crossed. :o)

    Ama

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  134. Hi Linda! I don't know what cookie won 1st place, but if I was the judge, I would have given you a giant, ruffly, purple GRAND CHAMPION ribbon. I love snowmen and couldn't bring myself to eat him. I would prop him up on a plate stand...Anyway, my favorite CHRISTmas cookie is decorated sugar cookies made with our antique metal cookie cutters. My grandma couldn't keep her hands off of them. She would always sneak into the kitchen and swipe one (or two) in between meals. I always remind my mother of this at CHRISTmas and we smile at that shared memory. Thank you for entering me in your magazine giveaway.

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  135. I am a PFF subscriber, follower, and Facebook friend. I don't have a blog to post on, but I will comment on my FB page for you. Thanks again!

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  136. Hi Linda!! Love the cute snowman cookie- he is so darn cute!! I am a follower and a Facebooker :0) I keep very close tabs on your blog I just love it- and I'm from Kansas too!! I so want to come to your party for this happy lil snowman cookie!!!
    Tanyamiller6889@yahoo.com

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  137. Helloooooooo! How fun you ladies are to come to my party! Our front porch is getting filled up. Have you been enjoying your punch that one of our sweet ladies brought? I have enjoyed all the sweet things you have encouraged my heart with. Can't believe 4 more days and we will know who won!

    I went to the news stand two days ago........ while on our little mini vacation and saw it on the shelf..........I got so excited.......MY name on so many magazines.......silly me!

    Just had to stop and welcome all the new ladies to our party! You are all the sweetest ladies EVER! Have a wonderful day in the Lord.......I will!
    Hugs, Linda

    I have a plan. I would love for you to be a part of it. Any of you that would like to see a e-book of all the wonderful cookies you all have talked about???????? write me the recipes at my email address. prairieflowerfarm@gmail.com I will put up a free download calling it a Prairie Flower Farm CHRISTmas Cookbook of Cookies. Start now by sending me the recipes. Make sure you check everything before you send the recipe out! Smile! Oh this just excites my heart! You could put why you make the recipe and I will include that also! If you have a blog please include that also and I will nuke the ladies on to your blog.....only if you want. Bless YOU!

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  138. Hi Linda`
    my favorite memory of making cookies for CHRISTmas is candy cane and sugar cookies! so sugar cookies are my favorite for most all holidays as my mother has a cookie cutter for almost every occasion there is:) I also love making peanut butter balls...can't beat peanut butter and chocolate!
    I am a follower and subscriber
    thaks for the give away and LOVE the snowman
    think like others have said that it would be hard to eat it as is sooo cute!

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  139. For some reason I just cannot bake cookies, but my mum makes the most divine shortbread, it just melts in your mouth and is sooooo yum!

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  140. I purchased the magazine and didn't put 2 +2 together. i just love the hat. I think that is what makes him so special.

    I am a follower, already.

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  141. We always make Candy like almond roca and carmels for christmas gifts
    of course if I had to pic a favorite Christmas cookie it would be on called Merry Christmas macaroons
    wpuld love to win this I am a follower

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  142. Brenda has tried to comment...here she is!

    CONGRATULATIONS! This is my third attempt to sign up for your party, for some reason I can not do it through your blog. I am a subscriber and a follower. Anyway I love your cookie and what fun for you to be in a magazine (again). I wish I had a fraction of the 'Faith' you have, I'm a work in progress I guess. When will your fabric be for sale? You're wonderfully talented, if we lived closer I know we'd be best of friends.
    xo
    Brenda

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  143. Shannon could not leave a message.......she said....I'm a friend, follower and everything else you
    Said!!! Love you guys!!

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  144. I hope that I am not to late .... I am a follower, with facebook as well favorite cookies is gma's sugar cookie (cut outs) and I love this blog .. it is so inspirational and It makes me feel as if I have known you for ever !!!! TO see the goodies and I have learned so much for all of you!!!! You are such a blessing... thanks again!!!!

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  145. Linda,
    I found your blog on GooseBerry Patch Facebook page. I absolutely love this blog! I've subscribed and liked it on FB. You love RED! A girl after my own heart! Plus you're my neighbor!! My favorite cookie is the Gooey Butter Cookies I make for Christmas. They are a St. Louis staple. We are famous for the Gooey Butter Cake!!! Hope to be visiting often!!

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  146. bjhuff.........you are not to late and you are in the contest!!!!!! I will draw a name tomorrow at noon!

    Thank you ladies for coming to my party!!!! I will be drawing tomorrow at noon and it will be posted at 1 p.m. or so! You are the most precious ladies in blog land!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  147. I just love your site....My favorite cookies is Suger Cookies..reason why my two grandboys, plus my children we have so much fun mixing, cutting, decorating them up. Plus sitting down with are cup of hot chocolate(which is a snowman mug)and eating them together. We also package some up to give to the elderly folks in the church.
    God Bless;

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  148. Anonymous.........you must give me an email address or I won't be able to contact you if you win!!!!! Please
    Linda

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  149. sorry I have posted above about my favorite cookies Suger Cookies.
    Not realy sure what to select for profile. But my Name is Debra Swan...

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  150. You need to select URL/Name or Google. Hope that helps! If you would rather just email me your email address. I will keep it aside until the drawing! My email address is prairieflowerfarm@gmail.com

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