Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cleveland Vacation Giveaway!!!

I am SO excited to bring the biggest giveaway I've ever had together for all of you! After visiting Cleveland for the promotional tour of its best attractions and accommodations, I contacted some of my favorite venues to see if they would like to recreate the vacation for one of your families to enjoy. After a lot of emails and phone calls, it has finally come together! Everything you see below is valid for 1 year so that your family will be able to visit and enjoy Cleveland when the time fits your schedule.

The winner of the giveaway will receive:

4 tickets to:

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest

Great Lakes Science Center

A Christmas Story House

$10 gift certificate for:

Sweetie's Candy Company

$20 gift certificate for:

Grumpy's Cafe

Accommodations for 2 nights for a family of 4 at:

Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Centre


Are you as excited as I am?!?

Here's what you have to do to enter:

Mandatory Entry: Visit one of the above links and tell me something, ANYthing, about it!
Extra entries:

~ Follow me on twitter.

~ Tweet this giveaway and link back. You can do this 5 times! (please use separate comments for each entry)

~ Subscribe to my blog.

~ Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back. This is worth 5 entries! (please use separate comments for each entry)

~ Write about this on Facebook and link back.

~ Stumble or Hoot this giveaway (or whatever social media thingy-bob you use) and link back. Again, 5 times for 5 entries! (please use separate comments for each entry)


I will draw the lucky winner on the morning of Sunday, August 29th, using the same old-school method of drawing from a hat. (If you don't like that method, then don't enter.)

First Disclaimer: I have to have your email available! If I do not hear back from the winner within 48 hours of notification, I will have to choose another person. This is not an exact science, folks so MAKE SURE I can find you on your home page or by putting your email in the comments. By entering below you are signing off any rights to whine or complain that you didn't get my email or that you were out of town or that your internet wasn't working or that a meteor hit your house and you didn't have a chance to check your emails.

Second Disclaimer: Be sure to check all of the venues for schedules and black-out dates. Most will be open year-round, but it sure would stink to arrive and find out that your trip falls on the one week that something is closed for renovations!

Third Disclaimer: (Geesh! Enough with the disclaimers, lady!) Once the package leaves my home (via priority mail), I cannot control it. Should there be a natural disaster of cataclysmic proportions or should the postal service make a boo-boo and the package gets lost, I cannot replace it.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the giveaway! Your help was wonderful and I couldn't have arranged this without you all!

Good luck to everyone!
Now get commenting!!!

129 comments:

  1. I'd love to see the U2 3D exhibit, and the Michael Jackson stuff at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. JD and I were just talking, and we might actually go to Cleveland under our own steam just to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    All of the other stuff would be awesome, too, just don't know how we could possibly fit it in to two days.

    My email is typelittlea at g mail dot com

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  2. Great giveaway! We're in Cleveland all the time visiting family, but never get to do stuff like this, because we're visiting family. O. would love to hang out with dinosaurs at the zoo, a combo of his two favorite things on earth!

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  3. I didn't know there was a Bruce Springsteen exhibit. Mark would love that.

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  4. I would just drool over the U2 3D exhibit. Drool, I tell you.

    my email is ppdacceptance (at) gmail.com

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  5. it all looks so cool though I think we would like the Rock n Roll hall of fame!

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  6. I look forward to my "Lovely views of Lake Erie" from the Crown Plaza. And the pictures of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame look awesome!

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  7. And I Facebooked a link- including a witty reference to Betty White. So, now I've done myself in with the 6000 other entries that are about to flood this place.

    Thanks for all the work you put into putting together this giveaway. Great job!

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  8. I'd love to show my older boy the biotech medical engineering exhibit at the science center. He took a mini-course at the high school over the summer that was supposed to be fun, but didn't make the subject matter as exciting as he thought it would be.

    What a fun giveaway!

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  9. I have always wanted to see the Christmas story house. The author is there this summer giving tours.

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  10. The Science Center offers summer camps - how cool is that?

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  11. And of course I follow you on Twitter!

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  13. Great Lakes Science Center. Interactive for little kids. YAY!

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  14. Facebooked. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=648831160

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  15. Tweeted once, then Twitter decided I suck. Working on 4 more...

    RebeccaS_1905 <~~ Twitter name

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  16. I have always wanted to visit all of these locations. I'm going on 5 years of living outside of Cleveland and haven't visited ANY of them yet! I'd LOVE to win this!

    The Hang on Sloopy exhibit at the rock hall is right up our alley!

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  17. I'm now following you on Twitter (heathamursch)!

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  18. I tweeted this giveaway! @heathamursch I want to win the Cleveland giveaway from @justanothermom! http://tinyurl.com/27vacq2

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  19. My Mandatory entry: The dinosaur exhibit is at the zoo right now!

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  20. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of my favorite places to go in Cleveland, and I'd LOVE the chance to see the U2 3D show again!

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  21. Also, I just started following your blog :-D

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  22. I'd like to go to the Chinese dinner at the Christmas House!

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  23. ATTENTION!! There are a few comments above that don't have their profiles enabled and have no emails attached to them. I can't notify you if I don't have your info!!!

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  26. I love the Hershey's Children's Garden at the CBG. It's a wonderland for kiddos!

    kate AT kakakakaty DOT com

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  27. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/kakatywins/status/21512934237

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  28. Did you hear I wanted to win it? That's why I blogged about it.

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  29. And maybe sacrificed a small animal in the back yard.

    Blog about it entry two.

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  30. I'm just kidding about killing the small animal in the back yard.

    Block about it entry three.

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  31. You know that rabbit died of natural causes. That's our story and we're sticking to it, at least.

    Blog about it entry four.

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  32. But I do believe Atlee would be recover from this terrible heart break at the Cleveland Zoo.

    Blog about it entry five.

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  33. Okay, let's run through a little batch of entries so that Gettysburg Mom can finally see the bright lights of Cleveland.

    Following on Twitter. (I'm Patioboater there, too.)

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  34. And I see that I goofed up the verification on my first entry, in which I suggest gently to Gettsyburg Mom that an appropriate thank-you gift when I win this thing for her would be A Major Award in the form of a light-up leg lamp from the gift shop at the Christmas Story House.

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  35. Retweeted: http://twitter.com/Patioboater

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  36. And a genuine tweet all my own: http://twitter.com/Patioboater

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  37. #1. Posted on my blog with a link back: http://patioboat.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-to-do-if-youre-not-lucky-enough-to.html

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  38. #2. Posted on my blog with a link back: http://patioboat.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-to-do-if-youre-not-lucky-enough-to.html

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  39. #3. Posted on my blog with a link back: http://patioboat.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-to-do-if-youre-not-lucky-enough-to.html

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  40. #4. Posted on my blog with a link back: http://patioboat.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-to-do-if-youre-not-lucky-enough-to.html

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  41. #5. Posted on my blog with a link back: http://patioboat.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-to-do-if-youre-not-lucky-enough-to.html

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  42. Infectious disease display....Yummy!!

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  43. Ignore daddy up there. It's proof that my husband doesn't know how to read directions.

    I so desperately want to got to Cleveland that I got myself a StumbleUpon Account.

    Stumble #1

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  44. Which is actually pretty cool- and I should have done it four years ago when everyone else was.

    Stumble #2.

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  45. I promise I'll send out Postcards to the other contestants. From Cleveland.

    Stumble #3.

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  46. I'll even blog about it. If I remember the camera.

    Stumble #4.

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  47. I visited Sweetie Candy Company and found out they've been around since 1950!

    mattschmunk@gmail.com

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  48. Following you on twitter. matt0701

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  49. Tweeted. http://twitter.com/matt0701/status/21604757860

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  50. I subscribed to your blog in Google Reader!

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  51. I have been to Cleveland a couple of times and had a ball.
    I would love to visit the Botanical Gardens.. we drove past it but didn't have time.. i have been to the Rock Hall and loved it.

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  52. I am following you on twitter.. LauraBlue24

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  53. I blogged this giveaway. http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/08/cleveland-getaway-contest.html

    Entry#1

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  54. I blogged this giveaway. http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/08/cleveland-getaway-contest.html

    Entry#2

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  55. I blogged this giveaway. http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/08/cleveland-getaway-contest.html

    Entry#3

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  56. I blogged this giveaway. http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/08/cleveland-getaway-contest.html

    Entry#4

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  57. I blogged this giveaway. http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/08/cleveland-getaway-contest.html

    Entry#5

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  58. the cleveland zoo - what a great place for gettysburg mom's kids to get the "scoop on poop"!

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  59. I would love to try the Flutter exibit at the zoo.I love butterflies and how amazing would that be to walk among them from all over the world!I was going to go there this summer but went to Toledo instead
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com

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  60. I follow you on twitter
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    hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com

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  61. I left a tweet via retweet on twitter
    hollowsins
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com

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  62. I blogged
    http://hollowsinshaven.blogspot.com/2010/08/gleveland-giveaway-at-just-another.html
    entry 1
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com

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  63. I blogged
    entry 2
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com

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  64. I blogged(with link to you)
    entry 3
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com

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  65. I blogged
    entry 4
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  66. I blogged
    entry 5
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  67. Sweetie's Candy Company is the largest candy store in the USA. I looked at the pictures and it is crazy how much stuff they have in the warehouse. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  68. Following you on Twitter (pricelessteam). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  69. Tweeted again today. (2 of 5) http://twitter.com/matt0701/status/21672669209

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  70. visited grumpy's cafe and they sell adult t-shirts for 15 bucks and youth for 10 bucks. Nice!

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  71. twitter follow: shootingstarmag

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  72. tweet 1

    http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/21716080075

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  73. i follow on google if that counts? I didn't see a subscribe button if not.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  74. At the Cleveland Botanical Garden, throughout the summer until August 31st, they're offering ice cream on Tuesday afternoons on the Geis Terrace for kids and their parents!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  75. Following you on Twitter (@sazzyfrazzy)!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  76. Subscribed to your RSS feed via iGoogle!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  77. tweet 2

    http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/21768141392

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  78. Tweeted again today. (3 of 5)

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  79. Tweeted again. (4 of 5)

    http://twitter.com/matt0701/status/21844897246

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  80. Wow!!! the guitars on the wall look fantastic!!! We bet Gettysburg Mom and Co would love to see that and that's why we're commenting!! We are the Parisian section of the officiel "Get Pushy People to Cleveland" Commitee. You can find out about our sleeping blog over on Pontoon Pirates at Blog Spot! "Get Gettysburg out of Gettysburg!" that's our motto.

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  82. Tweeted. (5 of 5)
    http://twitter.com/matt0701/status/21916432945

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  83. tweet 3

    http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/21963918184

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  84. Alan Freed Coined the term Rock and Roll. Although I learned as a kid growing up in Cleveland, I also see it's on their site.

    :o)

    Great prize package!

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  85. Toddler Rock? I love it! And Cleveland ROCKS!

    lessaleigh@gmail.com

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  86. I want the baby animals from the zoo. Preferably the koalas and the sloth!

    darkspear07@hotmail.com

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  87. I've posted this on facebook as well!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100000720647161

    darkspear07@hotmail.com

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  88. tweet 4

    http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/22100636392

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  89. The Great Lakes Science Center has Under the Sea at the IMAX
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  90. I was just in vegas recently and looking at pictures of outside the rock n roll hall of fame reminds me of the luxor hotel... would love visit and see if the inside is just as cool!

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  91. Oh my GOODNESS, a vacation that includes a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where I can gawp at David Bowie and Aerosmith memoribilia!!) *and* the Christmas Story house? I didn't even know that one could go on tours of that house, much less a museum right across the street! We put on the 24 hours of A Christmas Story each year when it starts on TV and leave it playing. LOVE that movie! My husband and I quote it year round.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    mrssmith (at) gmail (dot) com

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  92. Grumpy's Cafe serves American and southwest cuisine!
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  93. I follow you on twitter under ChildrensNook

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  94. I would love to win! I will be visiting the area at Thanksgiving!

    I also would like to subscribe to her blog via email!

    RobertaBlackwell@ymail.com

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  95. The rock hall of fame I would love to see it on its 15th anniversary also my husband was born there and hasn't been back in over 30 years

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  96. Sweeties Candy Company's average inventory level is in excess of 300,000 pounds valued at over $1,000,000.00.

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  97. Following on Twitter @simplyandreah

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  98. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/simplyandreah/status/22208486959

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  99. This is awesome!! I would love to see the Motown exhibit at the R&R.

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  100. tweet 5

    http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/22298623490

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  101. Posted on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1578957603

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  102. I went to the Great Lake Science Center years ago for a class field trip..I would love to take my son there and maybe catch a movie at their Omnimax theater. Seems like they have alot more to offer now than when I visited as a kid I'm sure the Nasa Glenn visitor center will have much more to offer once it's completed there.

    littledeadmommy@gmail.com

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  103. following you on twitter @littledeadmommy

    littledeadmommy@gmail.com

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  104. i tweeted http://twitter.com/littledeadmommy/status/22374500898

    littledeadmommy@gmail.com

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  105. I don't see anywhere to subscribe to your blog but I am following with google friend connect.

    littledeadmommy@gmail.com

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  106. Grumpy's Cafe has brunch on the weekends. Mmm!

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  107. I follow you on Twitter. @psmomreviews

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  108. I tweeted- http://twitter.com/psmomreviews/status/22411410842.

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  109. I have never seen so many candy companies as listed on Sweetie's!! Send me to Cleveland!!

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  110. Lizziefirst's email is
    ealett@holisticmath.com

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