Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Thanksgiving Dinner (or lunch in my case) is a meal that I look forward to all year long. In fact, when I was pregnant, I made thanksgiving meals twice during my pregnancy (not counting the actual thanksgiving day lunch) because I was craving the turkey, stuffing, casseroles, and pumpkin pie. But its so easy to get caught up in all the hullabaloo and the world has you halfway to Christmas before Thanksgiving is even over... and you let the significance of this day pass you by. I know I do.

And its more than the fact that the pilgrims landed in a strange land and the indians gave them fish to plant with corn and all that jazz, its one day out of the year that you specifically set aside and intentionally realize how blessed we are in this wonderful world in which we live. Its about remembering that even those of us who don't have much, have more than most of the world. That even having breath, a roof over our head, and something to eat is reason enough to be thankful. I take my life for granted so often, and complain about not having this or that, or I get sick of eating sandwiches for lunch every day because its cheap, and then I realize how good I have it. How blessed and full my life is. And how without the grace of God, nothing I do would be worth anything at all. And then I realize how thankful I am.

I have an incredible husband who likes to say I am more than he deserves, but I know that I am the lucky one... I have an amazing daughter who will be three in two weeks and probably smarter than me by the time she is five... I have a fantastic family, wonderful friends, an awesome church with the coolest students on the planet... and I could go on for a while listing the great things in my life.

So the next time we sit around and think of all we don't have or we can't get past what is wrong in our lives... or we want to pull our hair out because we never see the bottom of the laundry hamper, our kids won't stop leaving toys all over the house, your husband has yet to turn off football and put the kids to bed (ha!), or any number of daily struggles, lets remember Thanksgiving. Because it really shouldn't be just a day on the calendar. It should be an integral part of our being.... living a life of thankfulness. A grateful heart. Humble and appreciative.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Did someone say Apple Pie?

Like I shared in the previous post, I made a delicious apple pie with the apples we picked from the orchard.

After peeling, slicing, and coring 14 apples... which was simple thanks to my new toy, I made this delicious pie. Doesn't it look amazing? (Its a little darker than I would have liked, I almost forgot about it in the oven...)

After slicing a piece, you can see how tall this pie is. Fourteen apples goes a long way. :)

Apple pie is so delicious. This pie has such a delicious crust and a sweet, warm middle. MMmmmm. If you need a good apple pie recipe, then this is it! Thank you Martha Stewart for sharing this one so long ago, click here...Mile High Apple Pie. :)

And after post-dessert overindulgence, Madi enjoyed some quiet reading time with her PeePaw and Grannie Verne.

It was a sweet way to end our time in Georgia... in more ways than one.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vacation - Part 2

So, to continue on our vacation photo journal, the next day we went apple picking. It was a ton of fun. The weather was perfect and we had a great day as a family.

We lucked out on the day we went to the apple orchard. There was a preschool field trip going on at the same time, so Madi got a few perks. For one, she got to milk a cow!

And they also had a petting zoo open, so she could see a calf, goats, sheep, and even a baby chick up close.


The first orchard didn't have "you pick" open during the week so we had to drive down the road to the next one so we could pick our own. It was great. Madi loved to "twist and turn" the apples off the tree. And Daddy enjoyed helping her get the ones off of the top.

We came home with quite the haul of apples and this new gadget, which has become my new best apple friend. It makes preparing anything with apples a million times easier. And it also fun for Madi (and me!) to use.

And it was incredibly helpful when it came to making an apple pie and apple sauce. It is an apple peeler, corer, and slicer. And you can interchange them. So it can core and peel, core only, peel only, core and slice, or core, peel, and slice. Its pretty awesome. And I will show you the apple pie I made in the next post. And lets just say that this baby made peeling and slicing the 14 apples needed a WHOLE lot easier than the last time when I had to do all that with just a knife.

If you are interested, you can find one here. :)

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Glimpse of Vacation

Now that its been forever since I've posted, I am going to be catching up... so watch out! I will try not to post too many at a time, but posts will be pouring out like rain... ok, maybe not that frequently, but they are coming.

I will start with a few glimpses from our vacation. We took a lovely trip to the North Georgia mountains and ended up at St Pete Beach. It was awesome - the best of both worlds. No, I will not break out in the Hannah Montana song... but I'll bet its stuck in your head now. :)

Anyway... let the photo journal begin...

This is the husband and little girl. I need to preface this photo by saying the husband its mildly (ok, compulsively) obsessed with deer. When we lived in GA a few years ago, we would feed the deer all the time and usually had about 5-6 that ate regularly in our backyard. So, while we were here, he wanted Madi to see the deer eating in their "spot" and he bought just about every thing you could possibly find to encourage them to feed. It was like the ultimate deer buffet. Corn, apples, syrups, salt licks, and many other things were bountiful. Let me end by saying not one single deer came and ate during the daylight for Madi could see. She did not see any deer by the cabin. Luckily, while driving down the many rural roads, we saw some in the grass beside the road. (ALIVE, people!) Needless to say, the husband was incredibly disappointed.

The next day, we went to the brand new Babyland (Cabbage Patch Hospital). And Madi had a blast. The new facility is beautiful and of course, we didn't walk away empty handed. Madi got to watch a doll be "born," got to give it a first name (of course she picked Madison), and then thanks to a very generous Peepaw, got to take her baby home. A good time was had by all.

There is more to this vacation, but I will save it for tomorrow.

A preview you ask?

Picking apples, Madi milking a cow, apple pie, and views of white sandy beaches...

Stay tuned!

Much love,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

She's at Preschool.

Wow. Those are such simple words, but encompassed in them is an incredible life change for our family. Madi is almost 3 now and we have decided to enroll her in preschool not only for her benefit and enjoyment, but also, so I can work part time as a substitute teacher and make a little more income for our family.

I have been through the gamut of emotions and am still struggling with not having my little girl at home. I won't start subbing until next week so I've been home alone. Its been almost 3 days now and I am still struggling to adjust. I have been a stay at home mom since she was born and I don't think you truly understand how much of your identity and life is wrapped up in that until its not. The house is too quiet, my hands are too still, and having no one to talk to but Luke (our dog) is just not fun. I have cried and then I have done a jig because I can clean the playroom without having every toy flung out again in two seconds and then I cry again because no one is there to mess it up. I know in the long run this will be a wonderful change for our family, but right now I still tear up when I make my lunch for one, and no one asks for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

As moms we get wrapped up in everything that we do: wife, mother, housekeeper, taxi, teacher, babysitter, doctor, gardener, cook... and often forget that there is more to our life than doing all of those things. These few days have been nice in helping me rediscover who I am outside of all my "jobs". Its interesting to say the least. Kind of scary and vulnerable feeling. But its a growing experience.

Anyway, its not like she's gone forever, its just a few hours every day, but there is a big hole in my life now, and I am working on sewing it up. It might seem silly, and in fact, I had no idea this would be so hard. But it is.

There are a few things I have learned in this short process though:

1) Madi and I have a relationship that is beyond mom and daughter. She is my little buddy. The person I have done everything with for the last 3 years. And it will take time for me to readjust to doing a lot of things by myself again.

2) No matter how much time you have to get things done, some things just won't get done.

3) Having kids changes everything. Going to lunch with your husband minus a kiddo just feels weird. Kind of like you're dating again, but with something missing.

4) Even though I sometimes long for the days I could drop everything and just do whatever I wanted with no thought to anyone else, I really wouldn't change a thing.

5) Nothing sounds better to this mommy's ears than hearing, "I missed you so much mommy. I love you!" at the end of the day. :)

the end.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


So, vacation was amazing. The mountains were gorgeous and the beach was just perfect. I have a lot to post, so look for some coming soon! :)

And, I still owe you a craft post. Its coming too. Don't worry.

Just expect a lot of posts tomorrow. Madi starts preschool and I will be home with nothing to do, ha. ha. ha.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


We leave in in 2 days for vacation!

I am sooo excited. It has been almost a year since we have had a vacation as a family and more than 6 months since Josh and I have had a vacation just the two of us.

We are headed to hubby's grandparents cabin in Georgia. So I cannot wait to feel the cooler air and hopefully some leaves will be changing.

So anyway, I need to be off the computer and cleaning house, folding clothes, and packing....

Tonight I am going to post a new craft I learned a couple of days ago. It is so cute! Can't wait to share. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's Getting Messy

This day has NOT started out very well. We own two homes right now and the renters of our first home have decided that they aren't going to pay anymore. They are two months behind and were supposed to pay today and catch up. Of course, this news comes on the eve of the HUGE production we are doing at FBC starting tonight. The thing that has made me a single mom the past 2 months as my husband worked 70+ hours a week to get everything ready for this day. (Its going to be awesome, by the way. I am so proud of the team that has invested their lives in this production. I have never been a part of something so life-changing.)

I know that I am not the only one in the midst of stressful, awful, heart breaking situations. And I can't help think of Chris Tomlin's song, Our God. Our God is greater than these things we are facing. Our God is stronger than satan who is trying to distract us from what He is doing. And if our God is for us, there is nothing anyone can do to defeat us.

So, I am drying up my tears, straightening my shoulders, and relying wholly and completely on God to lead us through this messy life. Because it is not pretty right now. Who knows where the next mortgage payment is coming from, if we can find new renters, if the old renters will pay us the almost $3000 they owe us, if we will have enough money to pay our bills this month, if I can find a part-time job to alleviate some financial burden... all these questions, but I have the answer:

My God is for me.

And that is all I need to know.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ballerina Beauty

Madi started ballet lessons last week. She loves it. She really had no idea what it would entail, but when I told her a couple weeks ago she was going to be starting classes, she promptly informed everyone she came in contact with, "Im going to be a ballerina!" And I mean everyone - the furniture delivery men, the cashier at publix, a little girl at the playground, etc. Madi was really excited.

When it came to the day of classes, she couldn't contain her excitement. It was all I could do to get her to take a nap. However, precisely upon wakening, it was time to get dressed. Now, I was the one who purchased all the necessities - a "ballet pink" leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. But I was completely unprepared for how she would look when dressed. Where did my baby girl go? Who is this grown up pre-preschooler that stood before me?

See what I mean?

I am not usually a crier, but the sight of her dressed in her ballet outfit, brought tears to my eyes.
It seems like just yesterday she looked like this, still wearing footie pajamas and needing a paci:

Its just hard to process that your children do grow up and before you know it they won't need you like they did before. Anyway, lets not get all sentimental.

Madi LOVED her ballet class. I wasn't allowed to stay in the studio with her for very long. Just long enough to get her settled, and then the moms were kicked out. But I got a few pictures of her class. THEY ARE SOOO CUTE! Something about little girls dressed in pink running around the room. PRECIOUS.

She didn't want to sit next to me. She wanted to sit by the teacher. (By the way, I blurred out the faces of her classmates and teachers to maintain their privacy.)

Aren't they adorable?

She was really into it.

After class, she was worn out. She asked for water immediately. Haha. But she had a blast. As far as I can tell, they practiced walking in a line around the perimeter of the room and worked on their bows. She is so cute when she does it. Over-exaggerating every movement.

I just can't wait until its time for her recital. But that is all the way in June of next year. So hopefully I will get a preview before then! :)

I will keep you updated on the explorations of ballet.

Never a dull moment in the Cranor household.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Toy Story 3 On Ice! :)

We were blessed to have some dear friends give us tickets to go see Toy Story 3 on ice. Madi and I went for the afternoon show.... and to say Madi had a blast would be the biggest understatement in the history of mankind. From the second we arrived, she was captivated. Of course, mommy bought her an official Jessie hat, binoculars from the movie (Lennie), and a slushy in a Jessie mug. Call me a pushover, I couldn't help it. The excitement just drew out my debit card.

Anyway, I think I was just as excited as Madi. I love shows on ice and remember many fond memories from my childhood watching the various performances. At first she wasn't quite sure what we were going to see, I think she thought it was going to be in a movie theatre, but the second the little army men (well, they were actually adult-size) came out, she was enraptured. She said, "momma, they are skating!" The show was very well done and brought back scenes from the first two movies as well.

I only embarrassed myself a couple of times, which isn't anything unusual. Well, I kind of have to blame Madi for one incident... she knocked her slushy over and it fell on top of the shoe belonging to the lady behind us. It wouldn't have been too bad except her poor tennis shoe was white and the slushy (by that time) was a nice purple color. She wasn't too happy, but when I turned around to start mopping it off of her with Madi's jacket (I didn't have any more napkins) she said, "Its ok, I can just wash it." I am pretty sure that translated to, "Get up off my shoe, woman!"

The other incident was purely my fault. And of course it involved the family mentioned above. When we were getting ready to leave, I was trying to gather up all our paraphernalia and knocked my purse into the path of a lady trying to exit her row carrying a small child. Needless to say, after almost tripping her and her baby, she didn't give me the kindest look. It was an accident!!

Oh well, the show was awesome in spite of the mishaps. :) And here are some pictures to share with you.

Madi is ready to watch the show!

The slushy we do not speak of.

Gotta love Rex and Madi's favorite, Jessie.

My favorite. She tells me, "I wanna be Jessie for trick or treat!"

We had a great time and definitely made many memories (some I would rather pretend didn't happen). :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I'm Just Not Cut Out For Farmin'

Whoever said ignorance is bliss never tried to grow squash.

Remember when I showed you the pictures of my cute little squashes? Yeah well, here they are now:

(pulled out of the garden, thrown on the grass)

And this is why:

And this:

And this:

Trying to garden organically is not easy! And it is made especially more difficult when you have no idea what you are doing. And before I could get a handle on it, these bugs went crazy, and I just couldn't get it back under control. So I am not going to grow squash or zucchini for a while, if ever again.

On another note, my green peppers are doing really well. And I don't see any weird bugs trying to get close.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Madi and Cinderella - Then and Now

We have been blessed to have season passes to Disney World for the last year, but unfortunately they end tomorrow. I am sad to see them go, but I won't be any worse for the wear. However, it will be pretty difficult to explain to Madi why we can't just pop on over to Disney whenever we want anymore. She doesn't quite understand its a theme park, she kind of thinks its her second home. In fact, she refers to the castle as "hers" and the princesses as "her friends." I thought it would be fun to compare the times we first started coming to Disney to now, a year later.

Not only is Madi a whole year older, but she is almost an entirely different person. This is last November:

Character greeting was pretty interesting. She would beg and beg to go meet the characters and be laughing and jumping up and down and smiling while waiting in line, then, the second she stood next to the character it was a serious face. She wouldn't crack a smile for anything and was very serious. It was like a switch was flipped. Then, after we were done taking pictures with the characters, she would laugh and talk about it like it was the highlight of her day. Completely hilarious.

NOW - my little bundle of energy can't wait to meet the characters, but instead of becoming a silent fan, she practically mobs these characters. She gets a running start and then almost jumps into their arms. When you ask her what she is doing she says, "Im with my friend, Cinderella." (or insert appropriate character name) Its adorable.

My little baby is turning into a rambunctious, yet adorable preschooler and I just can't believe it. Our journey through the past year can be bookmarked with our photos and memories of Disney and it has really been a special time. Children really do grow up so quickly and its so easy to take for granted the time that we have with them. So, I try to not let the little things bug me and get so aggravated when she is acting like the little girl she is - when she won't fall asleep for her nap or spills her cereal all over the dining room - because I know that before I know it she will be in school and then grown up before my very eyes.

And I really don't want to miss a moment.

Madi helps wash the car.

So, because I prefer to keep my outdoor chores to a minimum (yeah, that must be why I planted a garden this year), I ALWAYS take my van to the car wash when it needs a good scrub. In fact, for all the cars I have owned over the last 10 years, I can probably count on two hands the number of times that I have actually washed it myself. It helps that there is a mom special at the local car wash and they will was it for $3 on Wednesdays.

Needless to say, Madi has never washed the car before. This past weekend Josh decided he wanted to wash it, in between all the rain clouds, and he volunteered to have Madi help! Of course I didn't say no. When daddy offers to help on his own with no prompting, you NEVER say no. But of course, since this was her first time helping, I had to go out with the camera. I couldn't spend those precious minutes by myself.

The fruit of her labor resulting in a soapy mommy (thankfully not camera), soaked daddy, and a Madi both soaked and soapy. But a fun and memorable time was had by all.

Its very exciting to throw the sponge in the bucket to create a bubble volcano.

She was having a great time, but refused to look at the camera when smiling. I don't know where that stubborness comes from.

She was doing a pretty good job too, but really just wanted to wash in one spot the whole time.

Showing me all her bubbles.

I love this kid.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Absolutely Amazing, Easy Apple Dumplings

**Don't forget to enter the Mabel's Labels giveaway!!**

This recipe is dedicated to my friend Amanda, who introduced me to this lovely treat and the Pioneer Woman who made it. :)

This recipe is for a delicious treat. It balances out the exercise we all did yesterday... haha. I love apples and will eat apple pie, fried apples, apple sauce, apples and caramel, and the like. And for sure, this is the BEST apple dessert I have ever had. That is saying a lot too, because I like my apple pie. :) So you NEED to make this. It is SO easy and quick, that you have no excuse not to.

So here is what you need:

Once you've gathered your ingredients, slice the apples into 8 pieces each.

Then, just roll each apple into a croissant roll. (Yes, I do know that I got reduced fat crescents... you gotta save those calories where you can...)

Once you've rolled up all the apples, place them in a 9x13 pan.

Melt the butter and add the sugar and vanilla. Then pour over the top of the apple croissants.

Try not to think about the tons of butter you just added to the pan. It will be ok. Now, add a little Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. (I know, it sounds weird. But it makes it yummy, I promise.) You will only end up using about 5 ounces.

Then sprinkle the whole thing with cinnamon and bake.

When it comes out all the butter is all deliciously bubbly and the smell in your house is divine.

Once you plate it up and add some vanilla ice cream, then top it with the juicy, sugary sauce. Well, lets just say, its not going to last long.

So, please, do yourself a favor and make this as soon as possible. My sister, who doesn't even like cooked apples, loved this dessert.


Here is the complete recipe:

2 whole Granny Smith Apples, Cored And Peeled
2 cans Refrigerator Crescent Rolls
2 sticks Butter
1-½ cup White Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
½ cans Mountain Dew
Ground Cinnamon

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut apples into 8 slices each.

Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.

Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir.

Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples.

Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

Recipe Credit: Ree, the Pioneer Woman, as posted on You can see it here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Exercise - a little rant.

So, I just needed to have a moment to vent my frustration. Exercise. The very word makes me frown.

You have to do it to stay healthy, but the very thought of it makes me want to get in my jammies, flip on a movie, and be lazy. I just don't understand this lack of motivation. You'd think the fact that I have lost 30 pounds and feel great when I eat healthy would make me stay motivated, but it doesn't! In fact, its all I can do to make myself get through a workout. And sure, I feel proud of myself that I did it, but its not some joyous exultation of satisfaction and rampant happiness. Its more of a "thank goodness that is over" kind of happy. When I hear people talk about how much they love exercise and how it gives them such a rush and how its the best part of their day and how they can run miles and miles and it is just all rainbows and gumdrops... it just makes me kind of want to smack them. Ok, there. I said it. (If you are one of those people, I promise I won't smack you. My deep rooted resentment probably stems from a deep seated jealousy of your fitness. Yes, thats it.)

Besides, if you think about everything that encompasses a mom's day... there is a lot of exercise.

-you lift your children... for me, that is like 30 pounds... thats a pretty good weight lift. :)
-you wash dishes and put them away... thats walking and bending
-you vacuum... thats definitely a core workout
-you do laundry and put it away... thats like bicep curls, forearm work, and more walking
-you play endlessly in all positions... thats ab workouts, leg lifts, more arm workouts and LOTS of running
-you try tirelessly to get your children to nap... that is continuous up and down movement, work those glutes!

Whew... that is just the beginning and I'm tired just thinking about it. So anyway, its no wonder I hate additional, necessary exercise! My day is exhausting on its own!

So lets raise those water bottles... grab some carrots... and take a rest on the couch. We deserve it!

And, just to make this even better... I have a yummy recipe to post later! :) So, save up those calories you burned in your last workout, your gonna need 'em.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I've Got Some Baby Squash!

I planted my first attempt at a home vegetable garden about a month ago. And I've been faithfully watering and fretting ever since. I am trying to keep this garden organic, but do you know how many bugs there are?? Its a little ridiculous. I found some botanical insecticide and I am going to give that a try this weekend. Hopefully that will clear out all the unwanted visitors. Now that I have some baby squash growing, I don't want to lose them. Does maternal instinct extend to vegetation?

This is my garden as a whole. Its pretty small. There is some zucchini, yellow squash, green peppers, red peppers, and a few herbs. The four squash plants are taking over though. I had no idea they would get so huge!

Anyway, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of the adorable baby squash. I haven't seen many vegetables growing in person, so its cool to see them in my very own garden. I have two plants of the yellow squash and each plant has one little squash growing.


So we will see how this goes. Hopefully they will survive and taste delicious. I really have no idea what I am doing. Its quite humorous. Between a couple of gardening books and google, we will get through this. If anyone has any tips, I would surely appreciate it.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Many Faces of Madison

I picked up the camera today and Madi wanted her picture taken.
So we did a portraiture of her many faces.
Some we see more frequently than others. Haha.

Commentary by Madison herself:

"That's Happy"

"That's a mad one."

"That's siwwy (silly)"

"That's open mouth"

"That's this" (proceeds to make the face again.)

I have the most adorable girl in the world. And moments like this make everything else worth it.

the end.

**CLOSED** Mabel's Labels! (and a Giveaway!!)

CLOSED... Winner will be announced tomorrow!! :)

I feel like I am always losing something; whether its my purse, my keys, or my mind. Not to mention there are millions of things I have to keep track of for my daughter, who is almost 3, like cinderella wands, cups, socks, or even underwear (wish they made skin-safe superglue for THAT.... lol) Anyway, I am always looking for ways to make my life more efficient and "easier." And I really WANT to spend less time looking for things and losing them when I can't remember which color sippy cup I brought to church on Sunday.

So, when I was at the MOPS convention I came across a booth for Mabel's Labels. I had heard of them before, but I still claim pregnancy brain and that memory was back in the recesses of what used to be a pretty efficient machine. (I don't think there is any help for that...) So I picked up their information and did some further research when I got home.

Once I looked at their website I was even more intrigued. These labels are washable (as in the washing machine!) and dishwasher and microwave safe! And they stick to just about everything - clothes, shoes, sippy cups, bottles, even tupperware. I knew then that I had to try them and Mabel's Labels was kind enough to send me a Back-to-School Combo Pack which included: Skinny-Minis, Tag Mates (for clothing labels), Shoe Labels, and Teeny Tags (for zipper pulls or the like).

Of course, it was difficult to tell who was more excited about these "stickers," me or Madi. I immediately applied one to a sippy cup, a pair of shoes, a shirt, and her backpack. Then, I had to put it to the test.

This is the sippy cup label:

And this is the sippy cup label after several minutes of soaking in water and vigorous scrubbing with an abrasive wash cloth (I promise this is a different picture):

You couldn't even tell a difference. How cool is that? I actually tried to get it to scrub off, and it wouldn't. Now, I don't know about you, but every time I WANT something to stay on, it doesn't. So, its nice to see a product that actually does what it promises!

Here are the other labels I put on:

the shoes

the shirt

the backpack

Needless to say, I am very impressed with Mabel's Labels and their products. In addition to these products above, they offer kids safety products (like allergy labels and my favorite the "411 Wristband"), household labels (like flour and sugar, or cord labels), and stationery products (like Mama Calling Cards).

If you would like to check out their labels for yourself, please click on the logo on the right of my page and it will take you there. :) (They offer free shipping in Canada, by the way!)

Because I love Mabel's Labels so much, and even MORE because they are awesome, Mabel's Labels is allowing me to giveaway a
set of Colourful Sticky Labels personalized with you or your kid's name like this:

(photo courtesy of

To enter this giveaway:

1. Leave a comment and tell me what you lose most often.

For additional entries, you may do any or all of the following:

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This contest will be open until Midnight on Thursday August 26th. A winner will be chosen at random. Good luck to you all!

Giveaway open to the US and Canada only. Thank you Mabel's Labels for providing both my set of labels to review and the set to giveaway. All opinions expressed in this blog are my very own.