12/31/11

Uno, dos, tres

Happy New Year's Eve!  Although I also feel as if New Year's Eve is no big deal.  Seeing as how I am old and all.  We're having some friends over for dinner and there are absolutely NO EXPECTATIONS for a crazy night.  I think New Year's is usually a let down and I find myself wearing uncomfortable clothes and wishing that I was at home in my pajamas, contacts out, glasses on, and possibly a chick flick on in the background.  Okay, I find myself feeling that way when I am teaching at school, too.  


Well, over the course of yesterday's copyright laws and violations (of which I must be guilty of several), I apparently reached 1000 followers.  


I can't believe it.  Really.  Let's see here.  


If I add this with that and then subtract my family members . . . um . . . carry the one . . . no, that's not right . . . erase that . . . and then if I divide that by . . . or do I multiply . . . and then add the one over to the . . . 


I've been teaching first grade for fifteen years.  I only remember how to do first grade math and we never ever get to the thousands.  See my dilemma?


But I just can't believe it.  


I am in shock.  I started this blog over the summer because of all the blogs I read and loved and stalked and obsessed over.  I had no idea where it would take me.  I am so thankful for each and every one of you.


I wish I could offer an Amazon gift card to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU but I'm not sure a five cent gift card is available.  Let me check.


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Nope.  :(  I wonder why not?


What I thought I would do is offer THREE (3) Uno, dos, tres, digital gift cards to Amazon in the amount of $10 each.  I know it's not heart stopping or gasp worthy, but let's just pretend.


"Wow!" they all gasped.


"Insane!" they all agreed.


So!





Here's how to enter.  I like things to be easy.  


1. Leave a comment that you're following me.  And again, if you already are, you can tell me to back off or get a life or get out of my pajamas, already! (and leave your email in case you win!)


2.  Blog about this giveaway.  This is my least favorite.  But there you 
have it.


3.  Tell me the best New Year's Eve you've ever had so I can try to copy it for next year.


That's it.  I'll use the random number generator thingy to choose THREE (3) uno, dos, tres winners.  Let's close this up by Sunday night, January 1, midnight Pacific time.  I'll announce the winners on Monday morning.   


Here's what happened on our Malibu trip.  It was 55 degrees when we got there and gray and foggy!  We couldn't even see the beach!  We drove up and down and I used the restroom in a Jack in the Box.  I know - I can make all things exciting.  Then we drove up Topanga Canyon - which is just a road.  There's nothing to see.  Don't do it  After about twenty minutes, we turned around and came back down.  So we went to Santa Monica and walked around the pier (interesting people but no celebrities).  Then we drove to Venice and ate at Gloria's Cafe which was featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.  DELICIOUS! We think we saw Gloria but we couldn't be sure.  And we walked around Venice and had people trying to accost us and make us listen to their music.  Huh?


It was a nice way to spend time with the hubby but we were both disappointed by the weather.  I don't know why.  It is December, after all.

189 comments:

  1. You know I am a HUGE follower. (not literally of course!)
    andi_monroe@yahoo.com

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  2. Congratulations on a thousand followers!!! I am a follower!


    Adventures of A Third Grade Teacher

    adventuresinthird@gmail.com

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  3. Oh, and I don't really have a best New Years Eve. I am usually incredibly lame and just hang out with friends and eat lots of good food! :)

    Adventures of A Third Grade Teacher

    adventuresinthird@gmail.com

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  4. My best new year's is always the unofficial (yet very official because tons of people come) New Year's Party at my sister's house. She has the best parties. We eat, drink, play games, burn old christmas trees, set off fireworks, and talk, talk, talk. I LOVE IT!
    Happy New Year, Kristin!
    Andi
    andi_monroe@yahoo.com

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  5. I follow and love your blog! :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  6. My New Year's Eves are always the same....spend it with family at home and watch the ball drop on TV. Honestly, the one time I went out, I just kept thinking how much I wanted to be home with family. So there you have it, I love just being home on New Year's Eve :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  7. Wahoo! 1000!! That is awesome, Kristin! Congrats! =)
    (I'm a follower!!)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  8. Sorry, I have no over the top exciting New Year's idea. I'll spend time with family tonight and be in bed before midnight.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  9. I am a follower and I have been in my pjs all day and plan to stay that way b/c I'm super cool like that :)

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  10. Also, I usually end up being disappointed with our New Year's Eve plans, so I'm no help there. We're staying in this year and watching Auburn hopefully win their bowl game :)

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  11. Do you want my honest answer? I have never had an awesome, friend-filled, drink-filled, romantic New Years. When I was younger I always built them up to this big event and was ALWAYS let down. Always.

    Then I grew up, and ever since - I've always spent it at home. In my comfies, either with just hubs and I, our kids, or another couple - with kids. Everybody must dress comfortably (I've even had people over in their pj's) and eat tons and tons of junk food.

    Tonight -it's just hubs and the kids. This is the first year we are letting our kids stay up until the actual ball drops (we've always done a psuedo ball drop with them on Youtube...)

    Happy, Happy!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  12. I follow your blog and I love the sweet/funny comments you write on my blog! They usually make my day!

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  13. Wow...best New Year's? Umm...I could tell you about the time I was in Tupelo Mississippi and lost my class ring, one shoe, and my shirt..but then I would have to kill you. So I won't share that story.
    Let's just say, every New Year's is a good one! =)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  14. You know I stalk..um I mean follow you:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  15. Best New Years...went to the Space Needle in Seattle and watched fireworks come off the Space Needle.

    Tonight could quite possibly become epic. Rumor has it we are playing Apples to Apples.

    ttlusty07@yahoo.com

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  16. I follow your blog and absolutely love laughing while I read it..YOU CRACK ME UP! Oh, and I too, am still in my pjs and loving every minute of it!

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  17. My favorite New Years Eve has always just been spending it with family..not being out on the road and reflecting on how blessed I truly am!

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  18. Well yeah I follow duh and now you're making me homesick! Jack in the Box was my FAVORITE fast food growing up in Tempe (Az.) yummm

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  19. I'm a follower and love reading your posts. My husband and I like to take drives "just to see where the road goes." Growing up, Topanga Canyon and Mullhuland Drive sounded so exciting. I agree- they're really just roads.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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  20. yea for 1000!! you deserve it!

    i follow your blog :o)

    kacey@doodlebugspaper.com

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  21. I really don't have a best New Year's Eve - I am lucky to make it that long...normally in bed snuggled up and asleep. I know, I'm pretty lame!

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
    hdawntn@hotmail.com

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  22. We're usually pretty low key New Year's Eve and will be tonight too. But about 10 years ago we went to Texas to see our favorite band Cross Canadian Ragweed in New Braunfels, Texas. The show was great! We took time to see San Antonio and Austin some and just loved it. Another New Years Eve was spent at Disneyland and was fabulous. We tried that again a few years ago and the crowd was hideous. We'll keep the memories instead of trying that again. Have a nice New Year's Eve. I hope I win your giveaway.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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  23. I follow your wonderful blog!!

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  24. My favorite New Year's eve(s) are the ones where I am in bed by 10:00!!

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  25. I'm a follower and regular reader. You make me laugh so often. Congrats on reaching 1000 followers! I'm working on 100 so that seems HUGE to me. Happy continued blogging!
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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  26. I follow your blog! You've been on my google reader for some time now and I always get a kick out of reading your comments! They bring me back to reality- especially knowing that there's others out there that think like me! :-)
    Keep it up! rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

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  27. Well, I don't have a blog but I have a wiki and through my district and have posted about you quiet a few times! :-) rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

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  28. I feel like I should at least get 2 of those gift cards since I'm pretty much responsible for 2/3 of your followers. Just saying ;) it's not like people would actually follow your blog if I didn't threaten them. Anyway, I was doing laundry this morning and I realized it would be so much more fun with a beautiful laundry room...or any laundry room for that matter. In all seriousness though, congrats on reaching your goal of 1000! And with only hours to spare! Now don't go and beat me by getting more followers than me. I will no longer be your friend!!!!

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  29. My best NY's?????....I"m still waiting for it! I think my husband and I are in bed and asleep before the ball even falls - that's been pretty much our tradition for 10 years we've been together! hee hee Maybe next year!? rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

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  30. I am a follower. My best new years is not appropriate for a first grade blog...maybe a 5th grade one ;) Have a very happy new year and a wonderful 2012.

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  31. Hi! I follow your blog!
    debramorga@att.net

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  32. I also just blogged about it. I am sure that most of the people following me are following you already, but who knows?!

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6 – giveaway blog post

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  33. I follow your blog.

    melanie322@yahoo.com

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  34. I follow your blog!

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  35. I am in my pajamas following your blog! Love it! lmartin@rcsd.ms

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  36. When I was younger, we lived on the main street of our town. We would always have the church people come over and play games. At midnight we would walk up and down the block banging pots and pans. Sometimes we'd have a police escort. It was a blast. LOL

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  37. My best New Year's Eve is just being with my family (mom, sisters, aunt, uncle, cousins, husband, and daughter) and playing loteria (kinda like bingo) and eating yummy food!

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  38. of course I follow your blog!!!!
    congrats on making it to 1000+! that's amazing!
    I always feel the same way about NYE.

    Happy New Year!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

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  39. Best New Year's Eve...At the beach sitting on the balcony with loved ones IN OUR PAJAMAS! Listening to the waves and toasting the New Year! So great! lmartin@rcsd.ms

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  40. I shared about your giveaway on my blog, good buddy!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  41. I follow your blog. :-)

    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  42. My best New Year's celebration was when my friends "kidnapped" me and brought me to New York City. What made it even more special is that New Year's Eve is my birthday!

    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  43. I am a follower! I always look forward to your post because you make me laugh. So thank you!!


    Apples and Papers


    langjjess@gmail.com

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  44. I am a follower! My best New Year's Eve was 10 years ago when I met the man I would marry 4 years later. It was just a group of friends at a Lake House playing with fireworks and sitting around a bonfire. My fav night ever.

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  45. My best New Years Eve was the one when my husband proposed. 2012 will bring our 4th anniversary!

    Markeeta220@yahoo.com

    Markeeta
    ATeacherAndABlog.blogspot.com

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  46. I am a follower! I love your blog!

    Markeeta220@yahoo.com

    Markeeta
    ATeacherAndABlog.blogspot.com

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  47. I already follow your blog - I LOVE your posts!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  48. I follow your blog and love getting new posts by you! As for my New Year's plans they are usually pretty blah. They mostly consist of having lots of appetizers and watching the ball drop at home. LAMEO! This year we are stepping out and going to my parents for steaks and going to celebrate with them and my sweet twin girls :)

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

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  49. I, of course, follow your blog!!
    Jodi
    Fun-in-first.blogspot.com
    Jodimastics@hotmail.com

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  50. I follow your blog! I love your posts! You are too funny!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  51. Congrats on reaching over 1000 followers! I'm getting so close to my 400 mark I've been trying to reach!! haha!

    I'm a blog follower!! :)

    creatingandteaching@hotmail.com

    Creating & Teaching

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  52. I follow your blog!!!
    Brianne
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  53. The best New Year's Eve I've had was simply a huge party with ALL of my family and close friends!!
    Brianne
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  54. I just started to follow your blog earlier today, believe it or not! It's 5PMish here on the East Coast and I'm already in pjs with my contacts out... it's going to be an exciting evening here! :) Lisa

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  55. My best New Year's was falling asleep on the couch (hubs, too!) and then waking up because I heard fire crackers and going to my bed. I'm old and boring as well! Try to copy at your own risk!!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

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  56. I'm a follower and absolutely love your blog. I started my own in the fall, but only have about 20 followers, so I'm amazed at 1,000+...good for you!!
    Kristy
    www.cozartsclass.blogspot.com

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  57. New Years Eve...well, lets see. My husband is at work (he's a cop) and my children are 5 and 3...I'm laying around in my pj's watching a chick flick tonight :)
    Kristy
    www.cozartsclass.blogspot.com

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  58. I blogged about your giveaway. Congrats on having so many followers!! That is impressive


    Apples and Papers


    langjjess@gmail.com

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  59. Kristin,

    I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now. The Halloween post sealed the deal for me!

    Michelle
    hundredacrewood51@hotmail.com

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  60. Well the Christmas tree post sealed it for me... I am a follower.

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  61. I follow your blog, which I absolutely LOVE!

    heathernnance@yahoo.com

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  62. I follow your blog. Love your hilarious stories.
    kheinrich9@gmail.com

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  63. I don't think I've ever had a really exciting NYE. I did have a girls night a couple of years ago with the girls youth group I was leading. It was a lot of fun. We were in our pajamas and eating and watching chick flicks and doing crafts. Doesn't get much better than that.
    kheinrich9@gmail.com

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  64. My best NYE will be tonight with family and friends!!!

    Lindsay
    My Life as a Fifth Grade Teacher

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  65. Happy 1,000 (and I'm guessing 1,000+ now) followers Kristin!!! It is no surprise to me! I am, of course, a loyal follower. Thank you for being such a wonderfully entertaining blogger and inspirational teacher...I love reading your blog every day.

    I don't want to take up a second entry with this because I am relaxing in my pajamas and will stay up and eat great food and all of that, but that's it! I'm totally with you on the contacts out, glasses on.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
    Kristen

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  66. Of course I follow you! My life completely revolves around you!!! Just kidding... but you do bring a smile to my face!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  67. I am a follower!
    England.meagan.l@gmail.com

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  68. I don't really have a favorite. I enjoyed them growing up with my wonderful family & now I enjoy them with hubby & friends.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  69. My best new years would probably be the one that I spent at the beach. One year, we went to Disney World on New Year's Eve which was supposed to be amazing. There ended up being so many people there that you couldn't even move, so we left and went back to the beach. Much better than being packed like sardines.

    courtneybartlett@bellsouth.net

    Swimming into Second

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  70. Best New Years: I had a murder mystery party at my house and made everyone come as a character. It lasted the entire night. I sent them their biographies about 2 weeks early. Everyone went ALL OUT. It was SO amazing. Maybe I will blog about it. It was 3 years ago. Since then nothing nearly as cool. CONGRATS on 1000~~~~
    YIPPEE!!!
    reagan.tunstall@gmail.com

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  71. I follow your blog and love reading all of your stories. : ) Congrats on 1,000 followers- wow!

    Elisabeth
    eangelakos@gmail.com

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  72. oh and I totally FOLLOW and always will! unless you turn weird.
    reagan.tunstall@gmail.com

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  73. Best NYE: Well last year my whole family and I were on a cruise so that was pretty fun BUT just yesterday I heard 'We Are the Champions' on the radio and it reminded me of the NYE as a kid when all the kids were in the basement watching Mighty Ducks without a care in the world. I kind of miss that. ; )

    Elisabeth
    eangelakos@gmail.com

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  74. I follow your blog and hope you have a great New Years Eve with your friends!
    tarrabarley@hotmail.com

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  75. I posted about your giveaway on my blog...Come and check me out at
    www.chalkboardchitchat.blogspot.com

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  76. Best ever NYE...today. My hubby and I went to Cheesecake Factory...my first time! OMGosh! Yum. We will be bringing in the new year with a group from church.

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  77. I follow your wonderful blog!!! Congrats!!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  78. I never do anything too exciting for New Year's Eve....just at home in comfy clothes with my hubby! Actually watching Mad Men....I'm in withdrawal...I can't wait for it to come back!

    I always make WAY too many appetizers for just the two of us, but that's ok :)

    Happy New Year!!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  79. Congrats!

    I follow your blog!

    kkish1110@gmail.com
    http://growingupteaching.blogspot.com/

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  80. My best news years eve was probably quite a few years ago when I went to Nashville...country music and craziness...ha! Every since then its been pretty low key with family and friends!!!


    kkish1110@gmail.com
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  81. I really cannot remember THE best, but a good one was when we went to Island of Adventure ans saw the Blue Man Group.

    The Teachers’ Cauldron
    jenross1018@yahoo.com

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  82. I follow your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas and freebies! You are soo swee. I have you have a greatNew Years!

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  83. I love any new years eve when I'm hanging put with my friends!

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  84. Im a follower! Happy New Year!

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  85. Forgot to add-my best New Years Eve is spending time with my husband and daughter!

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  86. I follow your blog!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  87. My best New Year's Eves are spent at home with the people I love. Boring, but true.

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  88. hey KRISTIN, its almost 10:00 pm in Michigan on New Year's eve. My husband and I went to see Sherlock Holmes tonight. . . skip it, if you were thinking about seeing it. . .it's not worth it! Now I'm in bed in my jammies watching Saturday Night Fever! (never saw it before! I know . . .weird huh!) We have another week off from school. . . but my daughter flies from Chicago back to Houston on Monday morning. . . however we are in for some snow. . . . 6-14 inches and high winds. . .so she may be staying. . . so you're crummy weather the other day reminds me of the kinds of crummy weather we have here!
    by the way, I'm a huge follower. . . I must check your blog several times a day! Happy New Year and keep on writing. . !!!

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  89. I follow your blog and love it. :)

    My husband and I always check out where Guy has been in a city when we go there. Gotta love some Triple D. :)

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  90. My best New Year's was last year. My husband and I made burgers and watched Netflix movies together. It was great. :)

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  91. I am a new follower but long time stalker. I wish I could share fun New Years plans. My family of 5 make homemade pizza and hang out together. My 9 year od swears he is staying up until midnight. We shall see! Great Give away- I would love to win!

    Happy New Year!
    Leslie

    Lavery1971@aol.com

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  92. Hi Kristin-Dear!
    Of COURSE I follow your blog... I actually typed a comment while in an airplane... After I enjoyed my morning orange juice (wink).

    I grew up in Orange County just a few minutes from Disneyland. For YEARS my dad told me the fireworks on New Year's Eve were for us. And I believed him.

    Congrats on 1017 followers (as of this post!) They are all getting a treat when they read your blog!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  93. I love following your blog! Honestly if my day is rough enough, I go to your blog during planning, find your Halloween Story (I know I shouldn't) gives me a great big laugh and realize that I haven't lost a finger in first grade, just had a student break his arm at recess and move on with my day. Amazing stuff! Thanks for keeping me motivated!

    Stephanie

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  94. I'm in my pj's cheering ya on girl! I love your blog and you are a-mazing! So, yes!! I follow you!

    Rebecca
    Teaching First

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  95. Congratulations on 1000 followers!! I started just after you and, ummm, yah...small potatoes over here! My best New Year's was watching fireworks in the freezing cold but it was snowing and a beautiful night...simple but a great memory.

    Rebecca
    Teaching First

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  96. Congrats on your 1000 followers! I just love your blog.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  97. I was in the middle of Main Street at Disneyland watching the fireworks with some of my best friends for my favorite New Year's Eve! It was absolutely Creasy and crowded and we couldn't really move after about 10:30, but the energy was happy, contagious, and fun. Disneyland is a magical place and what better way to ring in the new year than with my handsome husband, my best friends, and a little bit of magic! Happy New Year to you! I hope this year brings you magic and fun!

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  98. I blog stalk you daily!
    kimworthey@yahoo.com

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  99. My favorite New Year's memory is one we spent with a few other couples. After dinner out we came back to our house and cranked up the Play Station 2!! That's right! Old school. Anyway, we "performed" Sing Star songs. This is VERY out of my comfort zone with anyone other than my husband and kids. But I broke loose and did my family's favorite, some Beyonce song that I'd only heard the few times I did it. Needless to say, this night will live on our friends' memories as an unforgettable night! They still bring it up.
    kimworthey@yahoo.com

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  100. Love your blog! Congrats on 1000 followers! I am spending this New Year's Eve waiting for teenagers to ring in the new year and go home--a first!

    gayuhland@yahoo.com

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  101. I follow you, you crazy girl :) Congrats on 1000!!!! That's HUGE.

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

    beleyne@gmail.com

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  102. I am a huge fan and follower!!! (well not literally huge lol) I love love love your blog! I live for waking up and checking it!!

    aldaniels15@yahoo.com

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  103. I have just started following you in the last week - I wonder if I was number 1000 or perhaps 999. Either are pretty exciting!

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  104. I'm your newest fan/follower since reading about the Halloween finger story. I'll blog about your giveaway later. You should compile a book of your hilarious stories!

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  105. I follow your blog and LOVE it :)

    Jenniferhancock@sbcglobal.net

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  106. And my best New Years Eve was long ago before marriage and kids...lol....a hotel party and no worries about early wake ups. But I have to admit you couldn't drag me to one of those now a days. I' was happily asleep way before midnight last night with DH by my side :)

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  107. I have been a follower for a while now, and look forward to your adventures in the classroom or just family stories. Can't wait to see what is on the horizon!

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  108. NYE is usually spent with a few friends eating way to many appetizers, watching the ball drop and going to bed. This year will be just family, pj's and a movie at home...my fav. I did see the fireworks in the neighborhood and heard the cannon (shot off by the local M.D. who live around the corner) at the stroke of midnight!
    Wishes for a healthy and happy 2012!

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  109. I am already a follower of your fantastic blog!

    zputty@gmail.com

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  110. My best New Year's would be my parents parties when I was growing up. Bridge tables, game tables for kids, New York in the background on the TV, and lots of yummies.

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  111. Sorry the sun didn't shine in Malibu :( I am not so big on New Year's, just happy if I spend it with my best friend and our hubbies and kids all together. Last night we shared a bottle of bubbly I bought last summer in Napa....that was my highlight of 2011, our trip to California (I can't link up but I can squeeze in an eleven in eleven haha Congrats on 1,000+ followers, I am officially addicted. Happy, happy New Year's !!!

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  112. I'm a follower of your blog! Love your ideas!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  113. My best New Year's Eve is when all the family is over and we play games!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  114. I am blessed to be one of your 1,000+ followers!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  115. I follow your blog. Congrads!!

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  116. Hmm Best New Years was spent in Denmark. Loved it! I wish I could do it again. Happy New Year everyone!
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  117. Best New Year's would have to be this one. My in laws took the kids for the weekend so my husband and I could have a whole day to ourselves. We went shopping and finished the day with dinner and a movie. Couldn't ask for a better way to end the year! :)

    Deb
    Simply The Classroom

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  118. I love your blog. You're so funny! I've been a follower for awhile.
    justaddclipart.blogspot.com

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  119. Most years NYE is spent at home trying to stay awake til midnight. My BEST year was spent in New York. Hubs and I went in 2003 and watched the ball drop. It was so much fun! Definitely something I'd like to do again one year.
    justaddclipart.blogspot.com

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  120. And my New Years Eve was simple, sat and watched a movie & listened to my sister's neighbors set off fireworks, & sing karaoke.

    Nothing real fancy, maybe next year

    jenniferdawn73@gmail.com


    href="http://mrshallsfabulousfirsts.blogspot.com/”>Mrs. Hall’s Fabulous Firsts

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  121. Been following you since the summer and have fallen in LOVE with you and your blog:) Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us and keepin' it real:) Happy New Year!!

    pkteaches@gmail.com

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  122. And last night was not the best New Year's Eve of my whole life but I still liked it so I will tell you about it!!

    Three years ago, my boyfriend and I met at a New Year's party!! So we celebrated our anniversary by eating sushi and watching Love Actually (which I forced him into sitting through - even though he ended up liking it!). Then we accidentally fell asleep at like 10:30. Haha!! Party time!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  123. Love finding your blog. I am new follower. Thanks for checking out mine:-)

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  124. I follow you and I request that you DO NOT get out of your pajamas as then I may feel pressure to do the same!!!

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  125. Of course I follow your blog!
    Teachin' First
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  126. We usually just spend New Years at home in our jammies sitting around on the couch and snacking. Sometimes I can make it until midnight, but usually, I fall asleep by 11:30 or so. My hubby wakes me up at midnight to give me a new year's kiss. Not too glamorous, I know, but...it is what it is!
    Teachin' First
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  127. My best NYE is usually spent with my sister and nieces playing games and eating. I may not be exciting but I do love my nieces and food!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  128. I follow your blog! :) Way to go on all your follower!
    Rambling About Reading

    ramblingaboutreading@gmail.com

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  129. The best NYE I've ever spent was this year. My group of friends got together and had a nice dinner at a friend's house and then walked to a block party in the neighborhood. We made an appetizer of flat bread, brought a bottle of wine, and spent $6 at the block party. It was a huge success because it was super fun, spent with people I love, and inexpensive. :)
    Rambling About Reading

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  130. 1000! Girl I don't know how you do it! I just reached 300 last night, so we are both celebrating! I am, of course, a follower and I love every single minute of it!


    Faithful in First

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  131. I blogged about the giveaway here:

    http://faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/01/teeny-tiny-teacher-uno-dos-tres.html

    While you are over at my blog, you can enter my giveaway for a $10 Target gift card. Maybe we will win each others and we can just call it a wash, LOL!


    Faithful in First

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  132. My best New Years was in 1994 when my second baby girl was born at 6 pm on New Year's Eve. The pictures are hilarious, I am all drugged up holding my baby girl and my husband has these stupid stars on my head. We get to celebrate her birth with the biggest party of the year and the world celebrates with us!


    Faithful in First

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  133. Wait... it took me ten minutes to find the end of the comments to post mine... seriously?
    I think I should win based on age! Think about it. I would deserve this- right? Of course I follow you. Anyone who is anyone follows you. Best New Year's Eve was when my kids were little and another family with kids slept over and it was a food and movie fest all night. The good ol' days. Well we only have another few days left so... Have a wonderful year and give Fran M. a hug from me!

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  134. I follow your blog already!

    Kylie
    downunderteacherblog@gmail.com

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  135. Happy New Year and Happy 1000! I follow you!
    dianadirubbo@gmail.com

    PS - I have never won anything, and if Hagar wins one more thing I am all done entering give - aways!!! JK ;)

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  136. The best New Year's I've had so far was when my son was little. We were out camping (I'm always camping!) with some friends. It was such a relaxing night full of laughs and we got to see fireworks that were going off nearby.

    Kylie
    downunderteacherblog@gmail.com

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  137. Ooops, Sorry HaDar! She is one lucky gal!

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  138. I follow your blog! It makes me laugh out loud almost every time! :) vigario.h@gmail.com

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  139. The best New Year's Eve I've ever had was four years ago, when my husband proposed!! My sister and all our friends were there and he did it right at midnight!! The ball was about to drop, and we were about to take a picture, when he stopped us all (NO ONE knew) and began a wonderful speech. I can't remember anything he said, because I couldn't believe what was happening! I was totally blindsided! Then, of course, I said yes! We have a great picture of him on his knee with the ball dropping on tv in the background! Best New Year's Eve ever!!! :) vigario.h@gmail.com

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  140. I follow your funny blog! Happy New year!

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  141. One memorable new years lasted the whole week! My friends and I had just turned 21 and we went to New York! We got to stand outside with the crowds and watch the ball drop live! It was freeeezing!!!!! And I soon realized people cheer at midnight because they can finally leave and not because it's a new year. Ha! Among the memorable things we did that I loved! Going to Tiffany's, FAO Schwartz, the Met, Central Park and ground 0. You get the picture... it was an amazing new year.

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  142. I'm a follower! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing all your ideas. Happy New Year!

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  143. Oh...and my favorite New Year's Eve is the same every year: friends over to play Euchre (cards) and eat snacks (chili and cornbread this year). Good times! Oh..and my email is aper.mary@gmail.com. Hope I win! :-)

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  144. I am a follower of your blog and LOVE your sense of humor!!!!

    rieneal@ymail.com

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  145. My BEST New Years Eve was spent at a comedy club with my boyfriend at the time. We ate well, drank a little, and laughed ALOT!!! It is a fond memory and I think of it each New Year's Eve.

    rieneal@ymail.com

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  146. I totally follow you. You are my favorite blogger out there. Your posts crack me up!

    SM

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  147. My favorite NY was dancing at the clubs in San Diego with friends ringing in the year 2000! I'm an old lady now. Asleep by 10:00 this new year!

    SM

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  148. I am a follower and absolutely love your blog! You crack me up! Thanks for the fun!
    kattstu@gmail.com

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  149. I want to follow you on Twitter but can't find your handle! Congratulations., I would blog it but it won't post till tomorrow!

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  150. Thanks to @Coolcatteacher I am now a follower! I don't really do anything exciting for New Year's Eve...I must be old.

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  151. I am a current follower and love reading your blog!
    Megan
    mhorman@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

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  152. I married my husband 18 years ago. Every year we celebrate it with friends and family.

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  153. Forgot to mention that Bert is the cat of our family! LOL!

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  154. I am a follower, & I LOVE reading your blog! Congrats on 1,000 followers!

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  155. I wish I had a great NYE story, but I also prefer a low key NYE at home with family (and sometimes friends). I REALLY enjoyed staying in this year, as we had our first "real" snowfall of the year on New Year's Eve.

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  156. I follow your Teeny Tiny blog! I was also inspired by all the wonderful teaching blogs to start my own, silly blog. I am a first-year teacher and have LOTS to chat about. Check it out at www.its-grow-time.blogspot.com!

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  157. I haven't followed your blog before but will now. I saw a tweet about your giveaways. Always a sucker for a possible prize.

    My most memorable New Year's Day/Eve was a few years ago when my brother and his wife met my husband and me in Chicago. We wanted to see the Komodo Dragon at Shedd's but that exhibit was closing by the time we got there. Then, we trudged to the Field Museum to see the Egypt exhibition - not a chance. Later on we decided to go to what looked like a really cool bowling alley/arcade type thing but...you guessed it...we couldn't because my brother was wearing "swishy" pants. By the way, they were very nice swishy pants but that didn't matter. So by the time the night was over, we didn't see anything but the train. We still laugh uproariously about that day and night.

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  158. BEST New Year's Eve: the first one I spent with my husband {then boyfriend}... we were alone on a rooftop, watching some fireworks, and he said "I love you" for the first time ever... the best!! :)

    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  159. I follow your blog OF COURSE! :)
    Congrats on 1000+

    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  160. I obviously follow your fab blog. BTW, happy new year to you too. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  161. I am SOOOOOO boring, but my fav new years is when I get to stay home with my fav foods in my comfy clothes and watch the ball drop on TV. Then I look out the window to see others fireworks. :) Can't beat that.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  162. I blogged about this giveaway here

    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  163. I follow your blog!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  164. I blogged about your giveaway!
    http://thefirstgradedream.blogspot.com/2011/12/ring-in-new-year-with-lots-and-lots-of.html

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  165. My New Year's Eve is pretty much the same each year. I stay home, eat too much snack foods, visit with my family and watch the ball drop on t.v.

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  166. Almost forgot my email:

    dianefilek@hotmail.com

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  167. I am a follower

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  168. We went out with some friends for New Year's. We got a bus and went to a dueling piano bar....it was so fun b/c I had never been there!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  169. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaways-and-reminder.html

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  170. Love, love, love reading your blog entries :) Always make me laugh and smile! I am a huge fan, I mean follower, and I like to sit in my fat pants, I mean PJ's, too!

    Thanks for all you do :)
    Michelle

    amg10s@yahoo.com

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  171. I, of course (!), follow your blog! Lisa quiltwoman0@gmail.com
    First Class with Mrs. Mac

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  172. The best New Year's eve...hmmm...that would probably be when I went to Disneyland on New Year's Eve...it was fun but crowded. Usually, I stay home in my pajamas too...what does that say about us???? Lisa quiltwoman0@gmail.com
    First Class with Mrs. Mac

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  173. I blogged about it here: http://firstclasswithmrsmac.blogspot.com/2012/01/1000-followers-for-teeny-tiny-teacher.html
    Congrats again! Lisa
    quiltwoman0@gmail.com
    First Class with Mrs. Mac

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  174. I know this contest is probably over, but I wanted to wish you a happy 1000 bloggers!!! :) Congrats!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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