Sunday, October 1, 2017

7th Blogaversary and 2nd Newsletter Birthday Giveaway!

 *The giveaway is closed, and the random winner is Leanne! She has been emailed. Thank you, everyone!*

I'm excited to celebrate 7 years of blogging this month, and 2 years of writing The Wonky Press newsletter! This past year was one of the best of my 20's so far. I made some quilts, moved into a new place with my husband (we are celebrating our own 5 year wedding anniversary this Saturday), and, besides the weight of the political atmosphere of the United States, felt generally good about life.


So, this year, I'm giving away a mini quilt that I've been holding on to for the last several months (and never blogged about - whoops!). I made "Five" in late 2016 to celebrate the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild's 5th birthday. We were supposed to interpret the number 5 as we saw fit, so I chose some favorite fabrics/colors, favorite design (5 raw edge appliqued and slightly puffy orange peels), and favorite quilting motifs. All my favorites!


I found out with this quilt that quilting REALLY small pebbles (see above) is NOT an easy feat, even on a small mini quilt! It took over 3 hours but admittedly it was meditative and enjoyable. I used Aurifil 1100 (Red Plum) and 3840 (variegated purple - French Lilac) on the pebbles - it's really hard to get a picture of how they really look in person, especially the variegated ones!


The back has a pretty Tula Pink fabric and yes, you can really see the quilting on it. I hope someone really enjoys this mini! If the winner would like, I will happily sew on a quilt sleeve before delivery.

If you'd like to enter the giveaway (from anywhere in the world!), follow the instructions below. Good luck and thank you for being a part of my quilting life!

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Details: This giveaway is open to all humans, all over planet Earth. Bonus points (but not really) if you love quilting. Please leave 1 comment for each entry you choose to complete - you have a maximum of 3 chances. The giveaway will run until 7 pm EST on Monday, October 9, 2017, when I choose a winner by Random Number Generator. I will email the winner (so PLEASE make sure you leave your email if it isn't linked to your account). I really love peanut butter - haha, okay, congrats if you made it through all that.


  • Mandatory: follow Quilty Habit (blog) via Bloglovin, Feedly, email, Facebook, or Instagram, and leave a comment telling me how. This special giveaway is only for followers -  you can be a brand new follower too, of course!

  • Optional: subscribe to The Wonky Press Newsletter (free, 2x monthly, full of modern quilting and sewing links and inspiration!) and leave a comment telling me.

  • Optional: leave a blog post comment: if you could eat one dessert in the world for the rest of your life, what would it be? Feel free to include a recipe link!

111 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!! Your mini is gorgeous! Love those colours... I seriously think that it has my name written all over it, I follow you via Bloglovin and IG. Fingers crossed!

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  2. I am already subscribed to your newsletter!

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  3. Anything with chocolate 😜

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  4. Happy Blogaversary! Follow you on Bloglovin. What a lovely mini quilt!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)oom

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    1. Please correct my e-mail! So sorry!
      nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  5. I subscribe to The Wonky Press!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  6. If I could eat one dessert in the world for the rest of my life it would be apple pie using Betty Crocker's original recipe from her old cookbook.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  7. I just subscribed to Wonky Press. akronne17@gmail.com

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  8. Brand new follower via email! akronne17@gmail.com

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  9. Your mini quilt is just beautiful and an inspiration to do some pebbles- a challenge for me! My favorite dessert (and there are so many that come to mind!) is probably a nice chocolate chip cookie with milk. Thanks for the great "personal love" giveaway. akronne17@gmail.com

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  10. Love the quilt and the colors. I follow on Bloglovin.

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  11. One dessert only would have to have strawberries and peaches and shortcake.

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  12. I receive the newsletter, Happy Anniversary.

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  13. One dessert? I made some kind of complicated 4-part chocolate-and-coffee contraption for my partner's birthday last year . . . took most of a day to make, but was delicious!

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  14. Congratulations on 7 years of blogging, and holy cow, 2 years of the Wonky Press?!?! :) <3

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  15. Happy Anniversary! I follow you on Instagram and blog.

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  16. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  17. My favorite dessert is Rhubarb Pie, just a shame that the season is so short!

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  18. Congrats on your anniversary and I'll confess I have a difficult time choosing just one favourite dessert. It is a toss up between chocolate cake and cheesecake.

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  19. I subscribe to the newsletter. Thanks!

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  20. I subscribe to the newsletter. Thanks!

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  21. Congrats on seven years! Woohoo! I follow via bloglovin and the wonky press!

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  22. Congrats on your anniversary! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I follow Quilty Habit via Bloglovin
    monica(at)icanquilt2(dot)com

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  24. I subscribe to The Wonky Press Newsletter

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  25. If I could eat a desert for the rest of my life it would be an Oatmeal Cookie with walnuts and raisins or apple bread pudding.

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  26. Congrats on both your anniversaries. I follow you with Bloglovin.

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  27. I do receive your newsletter already, thank you.

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  28. Dessert? That’s a tricky one, but for sure it’ll involve chocolate.

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  29. The mini is a beauty. I follow via bloglovin and I get your newsletter.

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  30. Happy Anniversaries for Marriage & Blog. I enjoy reading about you quilt journey. Thanks for sharing with us out in quiltland. I follow you on bloglovin' & Wonky Press. Hands down my favorite dessert is ice cream.

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  31. Happy anniversary and blogaversry. I am already a happy follower with Bloglovin'. x

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  32. Thank you for a great giveaway, i already subscribe to the Wonky Press. x

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  33. Thank you for a great giveaway. My pudding would have to be cake, I love cake. Also because I gave a very vague answer it would allow me to have a different type of cake each day. xx

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  34. Happy blogiversary and anniversary! Your mini is really cute, and a fun interpretation of 5 :) Small pebbles are beautiful, but they certainly are time consuming! I follow on Bloglovin and IG :)

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  35. And I love receiving The Wonky Press :)

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  36. If I could eat one dessert for the rest of my life...it would have to be chocolate something, but I'm having a hard time narrowing it down beyond that, lol.

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  37. I follow you on bloglovin & Instagram! Thank you , Susan

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  38. I am a subscriber to The Wonky Press Newsletter! Thank you, Susan

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  39. Happy to you on all your anniversaries! This mini quilt is amazing! Love your interpretation & such wonderful colors! Desserts-anything with chocolate! I make a Mississippi Mud Cake that is out of this world! My go-to for all celebrations! Thank you, Susan

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  40. oh my goodness, this is adorable. oh yes if I do win I would love a sleeve on it. we just finished painting our hobby room and I would so love to hang this on the wall.
    I follow you by bloglovin. quilting lady 2 at Comcast dot net
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  41. I follow you by email
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  42. one dessert I could eat for the rest of my life is: Cherry Carnival. It is a warm cherry/walnut cake with a warm cherry sauce on top. this is a recipe that has been passed down for many years on my moms side. Not sure if it is even on the internet. growing up we could always choose what cake we wanted mom to make, this was always my choice. When I got married, my husband took over that pleasure. Then when the kiddos got old enough to cook, they would do it with dad.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  43. I follow you on Instagram (@loveadkpark1)

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  44. I get The Wonky Press Newsletter

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  45. Happy Blog/Anniversary!!!! I could eat just pie for the rest of my life and be happy! Especially blackberry! Yum!!

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  46. Pie ... I could Pie!! Cheesecake/Strawberry-Rhubarb/Lime are favorites. Oh, and .... it goes on!!

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  47. I get the Wonky Newsletter and have for awhile ...

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  48. For starters, this mini is perfect for me and my sewing room mainly cuz it's purple!!! I know, we are both purple lovers. We are also both peanut butter lovers...ha! If I could any one dessert for the rest of my life it would be chewy chocolate brownies with chocolate frosting. Skip the sprinkles...they just add calories.

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  49. I receive the Wonky Press newsletter and love it!

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  50. I am a happy follower or yours on both IG and Bloglovin'! duchick at gmail dot com

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  51. Your mini is lovely - wow time sure flies fast!!! (you can keepthe peanut butter - I am a chocoholic!!! i follow you by email as mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Oh, sweet Jess, I follow your blog via email at wordygirl at earthlink dot net. Happy Blogiversary, Happy Anniversary, thanks for sharing your world with us.

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  53. I am delighted to received the Wonky Press at my email address wordygirl at earthlink dot net.

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  54. One dessert forever and ever? Ice cream, certainly. Heck, I probably *will* eat ice cream every night forever. :)

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  55. I follow you via email: deb(dot)rick(at)live(dot)com

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  56. Love, love, love the mini & Happy Blogaversary!!! I receive The Wonky Press newsletter at my email: deb(dot)rick(at)live(dot)com

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  57. Not trying to be difficult but I would eat pizza for the rest of my life instead of dessert!

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  58. I follow you by email! patti(dot)mcg(at)verizon(dot)net

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  59. I'm a new subscriber to The Wonky Press! patti(dot)mcg(at)verizon(dot)net

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  60. I am a cake lover! Gotta have carbs! I think my favorite is Princess Cakes from Ikea! patti(dot)mcg(at)verizon(dot)net

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  61. It's a very gorgeous mini . I follow you on bloglovin

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  62. I also subscribe already to your newsletter which today brought me to the post.

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  63. I'm gluten and dairy intolerant which makes desserts difficult but I'm crazy for the LIVE company (based in Toronto Ontario's raw cashew cheese based strawberry "cheese" cake....yum yum.

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  64. OH my gosh! I LOVE that mini a lot! My favorite color combo has always been purple and blue and that surely hits both those targets wonderfully. It's just gorgeous.

    I am subscribed to your blog via Bloglovin and via email notification with each new post you create. I do not think I was prior to this, but I just subscribed to the Wonky Press as well.

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  65. Thank you for your newsletters and I've just joined your blog. Thank you for sharing your quilting knowledge.

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  66. Oops. This can be considered my 2nd post/entry, although I did mention it in my first comment. I was not positive that I was so to be sure, I have just subscribed to The Wonky Press.

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  67. If I could eat one dessert the rest of my life, it would have to be Chocolate Mousse Pie. Of course, you did NOT say that was the ONLY dessert we could eat for the rest of our life. LOL

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  68. Love seeing what you are making! I do subscribe to your blog and it is one of my favorites!

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  69. pretty sure i followed you already on bloglovin but definitely joined the follow on FB. LOVE that quilt and our mutual favorite color purple - plus the different colors of thread and large and small scale! i get your newsletter too and love going down the rabbithole of inspiring links. :D
    ah - i could live on dessert alone; especially pumpkin pie and chocolate ANYthing.
    salim3796 at yahoo dot com

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  70. Congratulations on your milestones! I follow you with bloglovin. The colours and the quilting of your mini are so pretty!

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  71. Congrats on 7 years Jess! I follow via Bloglovin, Facebook, email, and Pinterest.

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  72. I subscribe to The Wonky Press :)

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  73. I do get your newsletter and I enjoy reading it. Thanks for all of the work you put into it!

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  74. One dessert: that would have to be lemon meringue pie! I do love it so. Not healthy, but so tasty :)

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  75. Only one dessert for the rest of my life sounds like an undeserved punishment! Ok, I pick ice cream but I'm really going to miss cake and pie!

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  76. Congrats on 7 years of blogging. i love reading what you write and seeing your beautiful work. I follow you through email.

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  77. Whatever dessert it would have to be CHOCOLATE of some kind!!!

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  78. Happy anniversaries!!! I follow by newsletter and blogloven. And I love ice cream! Or chocolate! Or cookies! So hard to decide on a fΓ vorite dessert!

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  79. Good morning! I follow your Instagram and have just subscribed to your blog via e-mail.

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  80. I have also just subscribed to your newsletter, The Wonky Press!

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  81. If I were only able to eat one dessert for the rest of my life, it would have to be homemade apple pie! There's this really good crust recipe that has been in my family for ages and it is so amazing and delicious - I request it for my birthday every year!

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  82. I love reading about your endeavors via The wonky Press and I follow your blog.

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  83. Been following you for a while now through email, Bloglovin and links from other blogs.
    Desert? It was always something nutty but I developed a tree-nut allergy a few years ago so now it is anything with sugar and hopefully cream!
    Enjoy your celebrations....

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  84. Ok, chance #1! I follow you on IG and Facebook and Bloglovin. Oy, I sound like a stalker.

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  85. Chance #2, How could I NOT subscribe to something called The Wonky Press!

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  86. Chance #3. One dessert, huh? I'm generally a salty craver, not a sweet, but I could get behind only being able to eat warm homemade chocolate chip cookies for the rest of my days.

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  87. I follow your wonderful blog via bloglovin

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  88. I subscribe to your newsletter, happy blogiversary!

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  89. My favorite dessert is ice cream, preferably anything with the word "pie" in it. Apple pie ice cream has the apples, chunks of crust, all in ice cream, the best of all deserts.

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  90. Oh Gosh, I follow in so many ways so I don't miss much :) Bloglovin', your newsletter, FB.... Thanks for all the great sharing and info you send out!

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  91. I made for certain I subscribe to your newsletter ;)

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  92. I think my one dessert would have to be Berries! Ripe and juicy straight from the plant!

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  93. Happy Anniversary, Jessica! I love your mini quilt giveaway. I follow you on Bloglovin' and I'm already a subscriber to the Wonky Press. It was really hard to choose my one and only dessert for the rest of my life but I'm a cookie person so it would be just plain butter cookies, nice and crispy around the edges.

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  94. One dessert would be fresh mango.
    I follow on Feedly, newsletter and Instagram

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  95. Happy Blogaversary and happy anniversary, too! If I only had ONE choice of dessert for the rest of forever, I think I would have to choose Godiva Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. Decadent and delicious!!

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  96. I love your mini-quilt! It's beautiful. I follow you via email, at least. I believe I also follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin. I enjoy all that you share and find your posts and messages inspiring. Keep it up! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. I follow you on Instagram. This mini is gorgeous! All the purples πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ!!
    Pbc0530@gmail.com

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  98. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  99. I receive your newsletter Wonky Press by email.


    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  100. The only dessert I would want to have that much is ice cream. We all scream for ice cream is as many flavors that it comes in.


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  101. Awesome mini!
    Ice cream with chocolate sauce

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  102. I follow you with email and instagram, and get the newsletter. Dessert? If I really have to choose just one, I'll say sugar cookies, those slightly-almond-flavored ones my mom used to make at Christmas, but I do insist on having a cup of coffee to go with. Half and half in the coffee, please. Thank you. And congratulations on all your anniversaries!!

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  103. i like peanut butter too ;) and I follow you via bloglovin'

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  104. I have been following your blog for a very long time and have received your newsletter since you started writing it! You are an inspiration!

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  105. Congrats on your anniversary! (all of them!) I would eat cheesecake forever! my fave! although I do have a soft spot for birthday cake-- it just tastes better knowing it's someone's birthday--plus there are no calories in birthday cake ;)

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