Thursday, September 3, 2009

·.¸¸.·´GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! ·.¸¸.·´¯`·

*Winners for prizes 1-15 are listed below. Please e-mail
marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your address to claim your prize. Winner of the Grand Prizes will be e-mailed as soon as they have been chosen.



And the Grand Opening of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com BEGINS!


2 Grand Prizes & 14 MORE GREAT PRIZES!


Grand Prize #1:
Winner is Melissa Taylor!
For The Aspiring Christian Writer (must be a mom!)

A Free Critique will be given by our professional editor who has worked for NavPress, Thomas Nelson, Zondervan & Focus on the Family. Our site charges $65 (and some companies charger over $100!) but will be given FREE to the winner!


To Enter: Send an e-mail to submissions@reallyworkingfromhome.com  including
  • Your complete name and contact information.
  • An short explanation of why you want to be a writer. What is your purpose and goal for your writing?
  • A summary of your best story and your thoughts on what makes your story stand out.
  • A two-paragraph writing sample of your choice. Send us your best work or, if you are new to writing, simply answer the question, “What are the benefits of moms working from home?”
Please keep your entry under 250 words. The winner will be chosen on September 13th and notified on this blog AND via e-mail.

 
 
 
Grand Prize #2:
Winners are
Sherrill Yoder & Barbara Collins!
For The Christian Business Owner Mom
 
She will receive a 6 month advertising spot AND PR Package on ReallyWorkingFromHome.com
2 Winners will be picked! 1 for the Direct Sales page and 1 for the Moms Like Me page.
(thanks to Nicole for submitting a GREAT IDEA to allow ANY Christian small business owner mom to enter!)

This is what is included in the package:

  • Be the EXCLUSIVE representative for YOUR company! (If you are a consultant with Tupperware, VotreVu, The Gourmet Cupboard, Prim 'n Purdy, Tastefully Simple, Gold Canyon Candles, Discovery Toys, Efusjon, Arbonne or Ardyss International you may NOT enter this contest.)

  • 1 business owner is featured on the site every week. You have the option to feature a giveaway which will also be promoted to the hilt! We even submit the contests to several national sweepstakes sites!

  • Have your fliers, catalogs and/or samples included in our "Mommy Bags" which are distirbuted to Moms Groups, churches and craft fairs all over!

  • Advertising (paid spots and free spots) on Facebook, Facebook groups, Twitter, twittermoms, cafemom, google and multiple Christian sites and directories

  • Monthly Newsletter including tips and ideas and step-by-step instructions to help grow your business

  • Phone and e-mail coaching included! ($65 dollar value PER SESSION) Ask questions and get answers to help make your home business the best that it can be!

  • Direct Sales Moms will be featured on the Direct Sales Page. Small business owners will be featured on the "Moms Like Me" page.  
Total Value is: over $120!
To Enter: Send an e-mail to sales@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name, e-mail address and your company. Tell us how your faith in God has helped you grow your business. We will pick 2 inspiring moms on September 13th. The winner will be notified via e-mail and announced on this blog. 
 
And now for MORE great prizes!
 The only qualification is that you MUST BE A MOM! :-)
Prize #1:  Winner: Sarah Reece
Prim 'N Purdy Gift Basket
The winner will receive a 16 oz hand soap scented in Country Apple, sugar cookie lip butter (a Prim ‘n Purdy exclusive flavor), 8 oz Luxurious Lotion scented in Country Apple, NaturaLite (Palm Wax) Votive scented in Apple Butter, Mini Mason Jar Candle scented in Candy Corn and Guest Size Leaf soap scented in Country Apple.
Total Value: $45

From Lori at Prim 'N Purdy http://www.primnpurdy.com/
Twitter: @primnpurdy
Facebook: Lori Homeyer and/or Prim 'n Purdy Inc. (fan page)


Prize #2 Winner Thena
100% cotton XL Mommy Perks T-Shirt. A $15 value.

From Shara at Mommy Perks.http://www.mommyperks.com/
Twitter: @mommyperks
Facebook: Mommy Perks (fan page)
Prize #3 Winner Nicole Elliott
TupperWare
(2) of the 1 cup/250ml Freezer Mates Small One Containers. A $12 value.

from Chris at http://www.shoponyourseat.com/
Facebook: Chris Carroll (stockton/ modesto, CA)
Twitter: @directsalestalk


Prize #4  Winner Alicia 27
AND Prize #5 Winner Arlene
The HomeMaking Cottage Deluxe Edition Subscription
The Deluxe Edition is a password protected special edition to the website "The Homemaking Cottage". Featuring an additional 1001 articles, recipes and crafts that are not found anywhere else. We have five specialty writers who focus on unique and inspiring articles for our subscribers. A six month subscription is regularly priced at $20. Our subscribers receive a 20% discount in our shop, can request articles and have 24 hour a day access to information.  The winner will receive his/her own account with customized username and password as well as the other privileges of our Deluxe Subscribers.

from Shiloah Baker at http://www.homemaking-cottage.com/
Facebook: The Homeaking Cottage (fan page)
Twitter: @pinkginghamom
 
Prize #6  Winner Nicole A.
4 Efusjon Natural Energy Drinks! (2) cans of Efusjon Raw Energy Drink (no caffeine) & (2 )cans of Efusjon Edge (with caffeine)
A $10 value.

From MariLee at http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/
Facebook: MariLee Wahm Parrish
Twitter: @MariLeeParrish




Prize # 7 Winner Shawn
a $10 Gift Certificate to Votre Vu, sample pak of the 4 step sensitive skin "Attentive" line, and a  magnet
A $15 value

From Gina  with Votre Vu  www.votrevu.com/ginao
Facebook: Gina Wilkerson Olsen
Facebook Fan Page: VuBar- coming to a city near you-












Prize #8   Winner Peg42
Discovery Toys 'Measure Up' Cups
Stack, sort, count, and nest cups of different sizes and colors
$12.50 value

From  Arlene at www.discoverytoyslink.com/arlenegianelli
Facebook: Arlene Gianelli
Twitter: @Toymommy2001
Prize #9 Winner Tamara B
All Natural Mint Sugar Scrub. A $7.95 value.

From All Things Mint  http://www.allthingsmint.etsy.com/
Facebook: Really Working From Home (group) and ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (fan page)





Prize # 10 Winner Karen
8 oz Apple Spice candle. $11.98 value.

From Deborah at Gold Canyon Candles
Facebook: Deborah Joylynn LaPrade
Prize #11 Winner Mrs Chronic
Caramel Apple Dip Mix. A $5 value.

From Laura Scholle at http://www.thegourmetcupboard.com/
Facebook: Laura Kelley-Scholle
Facebook Group: Laura's gourmet cupboard








Prize #12 Winner Grissell 
1 bottle of Le Vive Juice (energizing & healing properties for the whole family!)
A $55 value!!!
Facebook: Korey Washington-Calloway
fan page is: http://www.facebook.com/reshapingamerica




Prize #13 Winner Gourmet Candles

Ginger Citrus Mini-Set from our 2009 Holiday Line!

You will receive a set that includes: Body Wash, Sugar Scrub and Body Butter.

From Michelle at Arbonne  Email orders to: Michelle.Opoien@gmail.com
Facebook: Michelle Opoien






Prize #14 Winner Shara
from our Newest "Moms Like Me" Member: Nicole Elliott

The winner will receive their choice of:
4 custom designed scrapbook pages (12x12 or 8.5x11) High Resolution Jpeg images only;
2 custom designed scrapbook pages (either size) Jpeg AND printed version,
 or A custom designed annoucement (birth, wedding, graduation, birthday) High Resolution Jpeg image only
Up to a $32 Value.

From Nicole Elliott
Facebook: Nicole Elliott (Greenville, SC)
Artistic Albums by Nicole (Facebook Group)







Prize #15 Winner Lisa
From Our Newest "Direct Sales" Mom: Trista Duncan

The winner will receive a "Cookie Lee Jewelry" bracelet that says "Jesus Loves Me" with crosses and hearts. This is a girls bracelet (but will fit a woman with a smaller wrist)

A  $16.00 value.
From Trista Duncan
http://www.cookielee.biz/tristaduncan
Facebook: Trista Duncan


To Win: Just leave a comment with your name! That's it!
However....if you want more chances to win, read on!

Earn Extra Entries:
You can do any or all of the following for extra entries. Make sure to leave a separate comment for EACH thing you do.

1. Follow this blog and leave an extra comment
2. Follow any of the women above on twitter and/or add them on Facebook and leave a comment (1 extra entry for EACH time you follow,add someone or join a group/fan page!)
3. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Tons of Prizes today for MOMS: http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment back here letting us know.
4. Go to www.reallyworkingfromhome.com Find your favorite $$ saving tip, work from home idea or recipe and comment about it back here.
5. Make a purchase, big or small, from any of the Direct Sales people on www.reallyworkingfromhome.com and receive 5 extra entries for each purchase! Yes, that's 5 extra entries!! Remember: The holidays are right around the corner!



AND finally...to win an AUTOMATIC DOOR PRIZE ~A Mommy Bag full of goodies~, add our button to your blog! (To do this, copy one of our little houses on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/)
Every mom who does this will be entered into the drawings again AND receive an automatic prize. To claim your "door prize" You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. We will check each one and then send out your prize!

Winners will be chosen at random on September 13, 2009 and will be contacted via e-mail and announced on this blog.  You are entering for prizes 1 through 15 (NOT the grand prizes) by leaving your comments here. FREE SHIPPING in the U.S. only.


Blessings to all of you! I hope you have fun on our site this week!

150 comments:

  1. Yay! I finally get to ENTER for giveaways rather than run them :-) Thanks, MariLee! I'll tweet this link tomorrow...from @mommyperks. - Shara

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  2. Thanks this is a really neat site. Keep them coming.

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  3. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for this chance.

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  4. As of today, I follow this blog.

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  5. Ooooohhhhh, so many great prizes! How exciting! Thank you for the chance to win some goodies!

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  6. Nicole Elliott--what great prizes :D

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  7. I'm friends with Lori Homeyer on Facebook! And left her a comment

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  8. Joined Mommy Perks Facebook fan page

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  9. Joined The Homemaking Cottage on Facebook

    and just so you know, it's actually a group, not a fan page, so you might want to change that so others can find it more easily :D

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  10. Requested to join Really Working From Home facebook group

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  11. Love the Quick and Easy Taco Salad recipe--looks yummy!! :)

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  12. Ohh prizes...I love prizes! Happy grand opening! Looking forward to more great things from you!
    Jenny Vanhoff-www.shinealive.com -
    mom and life coach!

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  13. I follow your blog!

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  14. I love the work from home idea of Taking creative and great looking photos and selling them online at www.istockphoto.com or shutterstock.com

    I never would have thought of something like that. It's awesome!

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  15. How wonderful! I'd love to win - thank you!

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  16. I want a prize, please :)
    JoAnne

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  17. These are awesome prizes! Great site! :)

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  18. What fun! I can't wait to glean more in the following months. Very upbeat and encouraging site.

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  19. Sorry I forgot to post my name above.......(because I definately want one of those beautiful prizes!)
    Vickie

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  20. I love Giveaways and so happy that you have just had your grand opening and can't wait to see what more you have to offer your readers!
    -Abbey
    livingmymoment@gmail.com

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  21. I tweeted for this contest.
    Also added Arlene, Shiloah, Shara and Lori on twitter

    Chris

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  22. I love your 10 Steps to Freelance Success. Awesome and I am going to use these to continue my writing.

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  23. I also added the ladies on FaceBook. I have made some new friends already! Thanks for the contests Marilee!

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  24. I just love the idea of freezing extra cookie dough and having it ready to use later. :)

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  25. I just added Lori at Prim 'N Purdy to my facebook friends list a couple days ago. I love her products :)

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  26. Below are the names of moms who have e-mailed me that they have posted our button on their blog:

    Nicole
    Karen
    Jaimin
    Danielle

    (these ladies get an extra entry for posting the button and this is an easy way for me to keep track.)

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  27. Nicole Alicea <--- What fun, So many great prizes!

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  28. I am a twitter follower of @primnpurdy

    http://twitter.com/BugaboosCreate

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  29. I am a twitter follower of @mommyperks

    http://twitter.com/BugaboosCreate

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  30. I follow Lori Homeyer on Facebook!


    Nicole Alicea

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  31. I am a facebook fan of Mommy Perks!

    Nicole Alicea

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  32. I follow @directsalestalk on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/BugaboosCreate

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  33. I follow @pinkginghamom on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/BugaboosCreate

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  34. I follow @MariLeeParrish on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/BugaboosCreate

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  35. I follow @Toymommy2001 on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/BugaboosCreate

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  36. I tweeted about the giveaways on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/BugaboosCreate

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  37. I LOVE all your money saving tips! I think that cutting the dryer sheets in half is a Great idea! I am using the new bounce dryer bar now too and think that is a great one! I love the tip on cleaning one shower wall at a time, that is an AWESOME idea! I am big into couponing and always shop the sales and clearances! Shopping ahead of time for Christmas is a big one, I love having most of my shopping done before December and at half the price, buying after Christmas when they are so cheap is great if you can!

    Geesh, Sorry, I rambled a bit :)

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  38. I sent a facebook request to Chris Carroll!

    Nicole Alicea

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  39. I love all you are giving away. Laura Scholle

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  40. How fun! These are great prizes, and my birthday is in a couple of weeks.
    Hey, does that get me an extra entry???
    Just kidding. *grin*

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  41. These are some great prizes! Please enter me.
    donnyandshelly (at) (yahoo) (dot) (com)

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  42. Nicole A. gets an extra entry for adding my button!

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  43. What a great set of giveaways! Awesome prizes. :)

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  44. I am now a follower here too. Great blog!

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  45. I've sent a friend request to Laura Kelley-Scholle on face book

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  46. I've sent a friend request to Korey Washington-Calloway on face book

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  47. I have my membership pending to the Really Working from Home group on Facebook.

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  48. I've sent a friend request to MariLee Wahm Parrish on face book

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  49. I've sent a friend request to Chris Carroll on face book

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  50. AND, I became a fan of the Prim and Purdy page on facebook. :)

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  51. Oh how fun -- and those are some good looking items, too! Yay! :)

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  52. Sarah added our button and gets an extra entry and a FREE Mommy bag! (and, ofcourse, so does everyone else who adds our button!)

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  53. I requested to add MariLee on Facebook!

    Thanks So Much!

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  54. Wow! That was quick! My fave tip was #1. Check out www.theworkathomewoman.com. This is a large list of
    legitimate work-from-home opportunities along with descriptions of each.

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  55. I RT'd your contest tweet from @brianswifey05

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  56. Became a fan of prim 'n purdy and sent a request to Lori Homeyer and commented on the prim 'n purdy wall and follow on twitter
    facebook.com/brianswifey05

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  57. added Gina Wilkerson Olsen as friend on facebook

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  58. became fan and member of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and really working from home on facebook

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  59. requested you on facebook
    facebook.com/brianswifey05

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  60. linked up with Twitter: @mommyperks
    Facebook: Mommy Perks (fan page)

    facebook.com/brianswifey05

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  61. befriended and following Facebook: Chris Carroll (stockton/ modesto, CA)
    Twitter: @directsalestalk

    facebook.com/brianswifey05

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  62. linked up with Facebook: The Homeaking Cottage (fan page)
    Twitter: @pinkginghamom

    facebook.com/brianswifey05
    twitter.com/brianswifey05

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  63. friend on Facebook: Arlene Gianelli
    Twitter: @Toymommy2001

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  64. requested on Facebook: Deborah Joylynn LaPrade

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  65. added on Facebook: Laura Kelley-Scholle
    Facebook Group: Laura's gourmet cupboard

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  66. added on Facebook: Korey Washington-Calloway
    fan page is: http://www.facebook.com/reshapingamerica
    although the 2nd one isnt right i had to look them up

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  67. So glad I found this blog. And your list of giveaways is impressive! Hope I win something!

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  68. HEy! added @coastiewife321 on twitter and nicole elliott on facebook!

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  69. Following Prim n Purdy on Twitter

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  70. following Mommy Perks on Facebook

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  71. following Chris Carrol on Twitter--and the previous post I meant to put Twitter as well..mommy brain O.o LoL!

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  72. As you know I'm stalking you everywhere--lol

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  73. I friend-ed Marilee and Michelle on FB. Joined Michelle FB group and Mommy Perks too.

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  74. Cool prizes. I could use some mommy things. Rebecca V

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  75. Nicole has scrapped a ton of my pics and I LOVE them! Give her a try!

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  76. Hi Marilee! I am just enjoying your website and the connections I have already made with so many other ladies. This finally encouraged me to set up a Twitter account and my own page on Facebook and to keep up with my group I've created on facebook! I'm not going to tackle a blog quite yet. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for bringing so many wonderful people together!

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  77. Would love to win any of them!

    Name: Alicia Chandler

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  78. finally getting around to making some entries myself!! Arlene G

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  79. RT RT @MariLeeParrish Tons of Prizes today for MOMS: http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/

    (I'm arolen on Twitter)

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  80. Following primnpurdy on Twitter @arolen

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  81. Following your blog Arlene G (toymommy2001)

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  82. Following directsalestalk @arolen

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  83. Following MariLeeParrish @arolen

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  84. Fan on FB Prim 'n Purdy Inc. Alicia Crego

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  85. Added Chris Carroll (stockton/ modesto, CA) on FB

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  86. Fan of The Homemaking Cottage on FB

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  87. Added MariLee Wahm Parrish on FB

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  88. Added Gina Wilkerson Olsen on FB

    Couldn't find the term above for the Vubar, so wasn't sure which one...

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  89. Added Arlene Gianelli on FB

    Just a note: when I put "added" on these, it means I sent a friend request.

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  90. ReallyWorkingFromHome.com Fan on FB

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  91. Added Deborah Joylynn LaPrade on FB

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  92. Added Laura Kelley-Scholle on FB

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  93. Laura's gourmet cupboard Joined group on FB

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  94. Added Korey Washington-Calloway on FB

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  95. Added Nicole Elliott (Greenville, SC) on FB

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  96. Favorite tip

    11. Take a course on preparing taxes and advertise your service in the newspaper. You could make a bundle if you price yourself a little lower than your competitors

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  97. Added button to blog! :)

    http://alicia27-lifeorsomethinglikeit.blogspot.com/

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  98. friended MariLee Wahm Parrish on facebook

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  99. I am definitely going to try the buckeye recipe! I love those!

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  100. Looks awesome! pinkginghamom@yahoo.com

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  101. Wow! Those are fabulous, and numerous, prizes!

    Christie Silvers

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  102. woot woot leaving some love. -Jessica jessicamiddle4@yahoo.com

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  103. OMGosh you have Lori's candles in the giveaway!
    awesome prizes I am crossing my fingers

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  104. Awesome Giveaways!!! Found you through Lisa from Stop4chocolate

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  105. I follow Shiloah at The Homemaking Cottage Blog.

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  106. I follow Shiloah at The Homemaking Cottage on Facebook.

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  107. I follow Shiloah at The Homemaking Cottage on twitter.

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  108. I just followed toymommy2001 on twitter

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  109. I just tweeted about the giveaway.

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  110. Love the giveaways.. also trying to write a book, but I have plateaued. :)

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  111. great website - happy grand opening!!
    would love to win the Votre Vu or the Le Vive prizes! Thanks for offering!!
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  112. I follow you publicly on google now.
    name is smilefest
    really want the Votre Vu or the Le Vive prizes! Thanks for offering!!
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  113. Friended Gina Wilkerson Olsen on Facebook

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  114. Wow. These are nice prizes. please count me in

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  115. Tweet...http://twitter.com/shawnmh/status/3893993615

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  116. Such a great giveaway and Happy Grand Opening!

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  117. I just love the Bon Bon Kisses recipe! Thank-you so much for posting such a great recipe I will be making these for holiday handouts to the teachers and friends.

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  118. My name is Grissell and I am so excited to enter another contest! :)

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  119. I follow your blog on google yeah!!!

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  120. The money-saving tip that I like best from your other website is to know the price of items you buy, b/c a lot of times the stuff in the flyers are not really marked down.
    Still really want the Votre Vu or the Le Vive prizes! Thanks for offering!!
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  121. Friends with Laura Kelley-Scholle on Facebook

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  122. This looks awesome, as a pastor's wife trying to start some new women's ministries, any of these would be useful! Thanks
    lizzydearslife@gmail.com

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  123. Lisa
    Shawn
    Jennifer

    Also added button and receive a free Mommy Bag

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