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Monday, July 23, 2007

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival

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Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer is hosting a carnival this week with lots and lots, and did I mention LOTS of give-aways. Head on over there and check this out... as of Monday afternoon, there are 236 prizes up for grabs, and this carnival runs all week!

THE PRIZE: As for me, I couldn't let a chance like this pass up without participating! I dug into my gift closet and came up with a relaxation set from my favorite Christian bookstore, Christianbook.com It includes a rice-filled silky eye mask, a lightly scented candle that says "peace" on it, and a CD of instrumental songs and hymns of praise. I'm very tempted to keep this for myself, but, in the spirit of the fun blog carnival, I'll give it to one lucky winner.

TO ENTER: Comment below, AND tell me your favorite way to relax. If you don't say anything other than "enter me" or the like, your entry won't count. C'mon, I'm not asking for a lot here... I'd just like to know that you actually read this entry! I'm sorry, but I'll have to restrict this contest to the USA only due to shipping costs.


And don't forget to visit my new cooking blog for a chance to win a cookbook!

130 comments:

  1. Ahhh! I'm moving this week (at six mos pregnant and with a 16 month old toddler :)), so this sounds heavenly about now. :)

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  2. I'd love to win your lovely giveaway. Relaxation seems to be hard to find these days for me.

    Thanks for playing, and be sure to check out my giveaway. I have two great books.

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  3. My favorite way to relax is to put on some instrumental music and sit down with a large diet coke and read!! Count me in on your contest!

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  4. Hmmm right now my favorite way to relax is to simply sleep!! Or just sit and enjoy quiet. I really like quiet moments right now....

    I digress...this relaxation kit sounds awesome! I would be tempted to keep it too!! :-) Count me in!!

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  5. Hmm, my favorite way to relax is to run a nice, hot bubble bath, lock the door and soak. Sometimes even by candlelight with nice music playing in the background. But I could still use the relaxation kit!!

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  6. I love to take baths in my jacuzzi tub with the lights off. It is very relaxing until one of the kids yells "MOM!" Oh well anytime minute by myself is relaxing!

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  7. Can I list ALL my favorite ways? Manicures, pedicures, massages, reading a good classic while soaking in the tub, baking... I could go on and on.

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  8. Ahh yes relaxation....it's hard to come by when you are a mom. I relax by being outdoors, I just watched a beautiful sunset with my son last night and that was relaxing to me.

    Count me in your contest, great idea!!

    BTW, I am giving away chocolate......another great way to relax...eat chocolate. LOL!

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  9. Great prize everyone could use some pampering~ Please include me in your contest. Thanks, Amy!

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  10. This sounds wonderful, and I love to relax with a good book and freshly painted nails -- preferably with my children either already tucked in bed or some distance away : )

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  11. After reading your post and giveaway, I'm thinking of amending mine to say something similar. I totally agree with your saying "cmon, I'm not asking for a lot here...I want to know that you actually read this entry!" I'm sort feeling like that after reading most of the comments on my blog. I love the comments, don't get me wrong, but I bet some of the people didn't even READ what it is they were entering for! Plus, I'm sure we all would like to get additional readers from this, right? Anyway, I think you had a great idea.

    As far as MY relaxation ideas...a massage is the best! I also love to get a pedicure or manicure. Also, I love to relax by going to the movies (I love to watch videos at home, but then I'm SO relaxed, I fall asleep - ha ha)

    Your relaxation set sounds awesome! Have a great day and happy contesting.

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  12. I would love to win! Please count me in on your great giveaway! Thanks! :o)

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  13. Since being a new mom to my baby boy, taking a long shower without interuption is my favorite way to relax. Count me in, thanks! However, I do live in Germany so if this is too heavy, do not feel bad to pass me by.

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  14. Please count me in. Reading is a great way for me to relax.

    Have a blessed week.

    Lyndy

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  15. relaxation??? I've heard of it. Maybe it's sitting on the couch with feet propped up eating dibs!!??

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  16. My favorite way to relax is in a bath with a book

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  17. Sounds like a lovely gift! I love to take a very hot bath and just soak! Or get a pedicure,...that's nice!

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  18. Relax? What is that exactly? I think it's what I used to do before I had children! So, does going to the grocery store by myself count?

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  19. peace and quiet and a book is my way to relax!

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  20. My favorite way to relax is to sit on my back porch with a good book and a cup of cold drink.

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  21. I'm all about relaxation with #4 due in 4 weeks. Add me to the list.

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  22. Relax? On the couch with a good book, preferably something cold to go with it.

    ddyjak00@yahoo.com

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  23. Oh, my relaxation is a hot bubble bath with some candles going and the bathroom door LOCKED!!

    I'd love to win this giveaway!

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  24. Relax? What's that? lol. I guess my favorite way to relax would be to soak in a hot bubble bath with a great book.

    Barb J.
    http://www.homesteadblogger.com/findingcontentment/

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  25. Currently, my favorite way to relax is first, wet a rag with cold water (if I can coax anything other than lukewarm out of the faucet) and wash my face with it. Second, I grab a can of cold sparkling water and glug. Third, I collapse into unconsciousness on the bed.

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  26. My favorite way to relax is to make a hot cup of coffee and go out on my picnic table and just look at the stars. So quiet after a long hard day with a 5 year old and an 8 month old!
    julie_ruhlman@hotmail.com
    www.xanga.com/aahcoffee

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  27. I could use some relaxing! It all sounds very comforting, that's for sure.

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  28. I love to take a hot bath. I put 3 chamomile tea bags in the bath water when I'm really stressed! You can never be too relaxed!

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  29. I know that I can not be entered as I am proud to be Canadian:) Anyway a great way to relax is to put on your favorite Christian tunes(I suggest Phillips, Craig, and Dean) Have an ice cold diet pepsi, and curl up in a cozy blanket. Reading a great book is also a great option.

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  30. Yep. I have noticed that most of the people commenting on my giveaway post did not read the instructions! Oh, well... My favorite way to relax depends on the season. In the summer I like to sit on the porch swing with a glass of icy Coke... in the winter, a comfy chair in front of the fire with a latte... and always a good book!

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  31. I did read your post. :) I can understand where you are coming from as I don't think it's unfair to ask a little something of us (otherwise I think people can come across as a bit greedy).

    Ways I like to relax:
    In the colder months - a nice coffee or tea, a hot bubble bath; reading a nice book with snow or rain falling.

    In the warmer months - a nice iced tea with some lemon, a little treat to eat like sorbet which is refreshing. And anytime: a neck/shoulder massage from my hubby.

    And a note to moms: you have to take some time for yourself or you'll have not much to give to your loved ones. Gotta make it happen, even if just a little bit.

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  32. Please enter me into the drawing. Thank you! I love to relax by scrapbooking.

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  33. it's hard to relax with a 3 year old in the house.. so I usually just grab a magazine and spend about 10-15 minutes sitting in the bathroom.. give me time to chill out and refresh..

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  34. Ohhh...a chance to relax?? Don't get to do that often with thee little ones! Let's see...my favorite way to relax is very unhealthy. A nice bowl of icecream and a tv show I DVR'd after the kiddos go to bed. I think the candle and music would be much better! Please enter me!
    I noticed your little ones were born premies. The picture of the baby in the sling on my contest was also born early, at 26 weeks. She's a happy healthy 2 1/2 yo now. She's just adorable, and her name is so fitting, Hope! Thanks for entering my drawing!
    Blessings-Andie

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  35. Oh Relaxation love that idea. lol Enter me please.

    Nikki

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  36. I love to relax by taking a long hot bath and reading a book. it always helps to have some yummy smelling bath goodies. and chocolate.

    Mrs. Nehemiah

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  37. I like to have a relaxing evening with my honey....catching up on our days and just chiling in the summer evening!

    thanks,
    Heather
    heather@pagesbyheather.com

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  38. I like to curl up with a good book, somewhere comfy, and read.

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  39. I love lay back on my comfy memory foam mattress and the fans blowing and read a really great book!

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  40. ah relaxation! i take a hot shower with the shower massage and let it beat my sore back. i love it when i can add something lavendar- it's my fav bath thing.

    i hope i win :)

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  41. I love relaxing with a nice bath and a book. After that...a nap! :)

    Great giveaway. Yay!

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  42. My favorite way to relax is a hot bath with my Therma Del Sol Bath soak (it's been so long since I've used it I had to look it up).
    Please add me to the list of hopefuls :)

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  43. read a book
    Pick me Please!
    jesslunger25@hotmail.com

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  44. I love to take long hot baths, but it is not very relaxing when 3 kiddos are kicking the door down and screaming for more milk. :) Please enter me in your contest.

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  45. Bubble Bath. Candle. Good Book. Locked bathroom door. That's the BEST.

    Can you enter me now? :-)

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  46. Oh! my most favorite way to relax- in the hot tub, lots of bubbles, some candles, and a great book to read! =)

    Thanks so much for deciding to part with this lovely kit!

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  47. I like cbd, as well! :) This relaxation kit sounds wonderful. Please enter me!

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  48. Sounds good. My fave way to relax is to sit on my back porch or front porch with iced tea and a book--and peace and quiet!!

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  49. count me in, please! For me, I get a bit of chocolate and go to a quiet room with a book....

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  50. My favorite way to relax is with tea and a good decorating magazine!
    :)

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  51. Oh, I'm glad I read the LARGE print, because I almost just did my usual comment of enter me please. :-) But, I think it's more fun to get involved in the post, if you know what I mean.

    Ok, so my favorite way to relax...my very best way would be to sit by the oceanside and just look at the waves, but since I live in the desert I just visit a local river and call it good.

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  52. What a nice gift!! My favorite way to relax is a bubble bath and candles. Your gift would certainly help.

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  53. My favorite way to relax by far is to curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a good book or magazine! Enter me please :)

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  54. my favorite way to relax is to sit on the porch with a cup of coffee in the morning.

    grams-kelley [at] sbcglobal [dot]net

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  55. Sounds like a nice relaxing evening to me!!!

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  56. I have wanted an eye mask forever. My favorite way to relax is a nice warm bath.

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  57. My favorite way to relax is actually working in my flower beds. I love seeing the progress of the plants and spending a little time alone outside. (I have two little girls under the age of two! Alittle peace and quiet is not often had at my house!)

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  58. This looks great! Please add me to your list. My favorite way to relax is to let my cat sit on my lap and scratch him while he kneads me. My e-mail address is myspamfoil@gmail.com.

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  59. I like to relax in a nice, warm bubble bath, with candles flickering away, listening to my ipod, and sipping a glass of wine. I could easily see me enjoying an eye mask, lighting a "peace" candle, and listening to some new music on my ipod during my bath time so please count me in!!!
    Mel

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  60. Mmmmmmmmm...right now I would say a bubble bath by candle light with music sounds relaxing, but I usually need a less time consuming relaxation. I love to go outside and relax on the hammock under a big tree. I get to watch the birds and the sunset, and then I go inside refreshed. It's also fun relaxing with good company. Playing a game that results in lots of laughter is relaxing to me. Thank you for a great giveaway! ~Angela

    mybuttercup "at" cavtel "dot" net

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  61. I too like to relax in the tub with candles...and most importantly...no one screaming or crying for MOMMY:)!!!!

    Please count me in!

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  62. I love things like this! Thanks for the chance at winning!!

    I relax by reading a book or soaking in the tub...or a combination of both.

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  63. Oh I like to relax by taking a warm bubble bath--a really quiet bubble bath.

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  64. I generally relax with a book, but it usually happens late at night when all the kids are in bed. So the result is that the next day I'm feeling less than relaxed! It's worth it though for a really great book!

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  65. I usually relax by stretching out on my bed to read for a bit in the afternoons.

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  66. Count me in... fav way to relax is to go on walks with my husband.

    Lisa @ Deo Volente (Jon's wife)

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  67. Oh, I want to win!! Count me in please! BTW, I'm doing a giveaway over at my place. Stop by if you get a chance.

    Favorite way to relax is to snuggle with my hubby.

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  68. Sounds relaxing. Please count me in on your drawing!

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  69. I am 8 months pregnant with our 5th and have had so many complications with this pregnancy (on top of remodeling and taking care of my other 4 blessings!), so I could REALLY use this. I was just telling my DH I need to find a way to relax more. ;) Thanks for entering me and allowing me to visit!

    Favorite way to relax....Enjoying a quiet dinner alone with my hubbie.

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  70. My favorite way to relax is to curl up with a good book.

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  71. My favorite way to relax is to lay down on the couch and pet one of my cats. I don't have a blog, but you can contact me at DivaDivine15@aol.com. Thank you for your generosity!

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  72. bathtub, bubbles and a good book

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  73. a nice hot bubble bath and a good book
    blazershockeyfan@hotmail.com

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  74. I'm in too :)

    My favorite way to relax is playing video games or watching some tv. I don't get to do those things very often lol :)

    anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

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  75. My favorite way to relax is to put on my headphones and listen to a cd. That way I can't hear the phone or tv, if someone else is watching it.


    jennifer311@centurytel.net

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  76. My FAVORITE way is to get a massage. Sadly, those happen only once every blue moon. Instead I usually escape stress by reading. Thanks, and have a great week!

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  77. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for participating! Let's hear it for bubble baths!! or coffe?? or chocolate??

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  78. My favorite way to relax is to read a good book or practice my knitting. Please enter my name in your drawing.
    kblaidlaw at yahoo dot com

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  79. I enjoy relaxing with a cup of tea and a cd on and then working on a craft. I like it to be quiet and no one to bother me. Hmmm....its VERY few and far between.

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  80. chai tea, reading, by the beach or any one of them by themselves!

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  81. My favorite way to relax...blogging, digital scrapbooking, reading and a good ol' nap!

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  82. reading and a hot bath--i am in the contest

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  83. My favorite way to relax is listening to worship music and spending quiet time with God. Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks!

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  85. Oh shoot! Please ignore my previous comment. I accidentally cross-posted. Duh! (and here I wanted to make sure you knew I read your post, lol)

    Anyway, my favorite way to relax is to watch DVD's on my laptop late at night after everyone has gone to sleep. It's total "me time"

    LOVE your giveaway!

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  86. Blondie coffee, good book, comfy quilt, air condition, quiet.... Ahhh....

    heathertruett@gmail.com

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  87. Blogging and taking a hot bath (not at the same time..lol) are my favorite ways to relax. I think scrapbooking would be another way if I had a comfortable seat to do it.

    Anyway...I would love this...

    Thanks for including me in your drawing!

    homeschool_mommy@cox.net

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  88. I relax by reading.Count me in! monk5@charter.net

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  89. I like to go be outside, swing in our hammock, and think.. thinking is my favorite way of relaxing, kinda weird. :)

    Please count me in, thanks!
    -Maddie livin4Him06@gmail.com

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  90. Oh please count me in...I so need this!
    I love kicking back with an old movie or a good book. And strange enough, when I do exercise, it always makes me feel relaxed, too! (I just don't do this enough!)
    Thanks so much! :)

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  91. Count me in! Swimming!
    Trina :0)

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  92. Enter me please! Reading in the tub relaxes me.
    Tammy
    crazymamma1966 at hotmail dot com

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  93. My favorite way to relax? It's been a while and harder with the two little ones all over the house. When I do get to relax I have a few ways depending on my mood. One is to lay on the couch with quiet music or a good chick flick that I've seen so many times I don't mind if I take a little nap while it's on, of course this requires that both kids are napping also. Another way I like to relax is by scrapbooking. Yes, it's being productive but it's something I enjoy, esp when I'm working on old photos. Again, this is easier while the kids are napping. My other favorite way to relax requires my hubby's cooperation. I love me a good back massage, once in a while I get this & again the kids are napping. I think there's a common thread here, what do you think?

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  94. Awesome! Please count me in!! :) My fav. way to relax is to sit down and play the piano...or else read blogs!! :)

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  95. Bubble bath. :)

    Count me in, please! And feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win free Scripture!

    Blessings
    Janne

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  96. I love to sit on my porch all alone listening to nothing but the sounds of the birds in my yard. I live in the country so there's not much competing with the birds :)
    Thanks for entering me! marmali@windstream.net

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  97. My favorite way to relax is to read - particularly when all of the kids are sleeping so I don't have any interruptions! That CD sounds really great!!

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  98. Oh, I need to relax. I have three boys... If I do win I will have to wait until the two older boys head back to school and the baby is napping to use it but oh, I will use it if I win...lol!!!

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  99. take a nap w/o either of my children.
    Count me in!!
    jazlynnesmomma@yahoo.com

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  100. I love to use lavender scented products to relax. Mostly I use lavender scented bubble baths and lotions before bed.

    Please enter me

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  101. count me in please.

    dru watkins

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  102. I love to listen to relaxation music, and us lotions to relax, then read! This sounds heavenly! Thanks for your generous offer.

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  103. I actually just went to a massage therapist (who is a Christian, by the way) and she said that I needed to "seriously find some way to relax." LOL So, I sure would love to win this!

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  104. Oh, a long, hot bubble bath with low lights and lots of candles, and very soft, soothing music...and no one else at home. If they're home, someone will come in and disrupt my tranquility!

    Please include me and thank you!

    http://lonic.blogspot.com/

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  105. My favorite way to relax is with my girlfriends. We get out the parafin spa, foot spa, massage mat and just chill. It's a wonderful time of fellowshipping.

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  106. Well, with two special needs kids, I don't get a lot of relaxation time, but I do try to spend time reading the Word after they go to bed. And my husband occasionally gets me a massage gift certificate. What a great giveaway.

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  107. Hmmm. I had to think about this one. My favorite ways to relax usually include a bubble bath, flavored coffee, chocolate, and quiet music. And sometimes a combination of those things. :O)

    Thanks for letting me enter!

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  108. What a FUNtastic prize package! My favorite way to relax is lay back in the hot tub with the jets on full blast for 10 minutes.

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  109. Sounds wonderful! One of my favorite ways to relax is having a little bit of chocolate while I read different blogs! I've really enjoyed seeing so many different blogs this week through the links at Rocks in my Dryer! Please enter my name in your drawing. Thanks!

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  110. A bath!

    Your contest is wonderful! Please pick me… he he he. I’m Lani from The Wooden Porch. It’s nice to “meet” you (um, especially since you are giving something away).

    Did I really just say that?

    IF you do pick me, please email me at: thewoodenporch@gmail.com
    (my website is http://thewoodenporch.blogspot.com/)

    Have fun picking a winner!!

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  111. I love to get on my computer or read a good book to relax. Or watch a movie cuddled up with my hubby! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  112. I love to relax just by laying in my bed in the quiet and talking to my husband.

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  113. I can't remember how to relax! But when I think about it...I enjoy walks in quiet, scenic places at sunset or on starry nights. Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me. gena(at)dmcg(dot)com

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  114. My favorite way to relax would be taking a nice walk down a country road with my dh or just having the house to myself and listening to classical music and reminiscing.
    I would love to win this as I seem to have trouble relaxing these days.

    countryhomesteader@yahoo.com

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  115. My favorite way to relax is by reading. I also like to take a walk to clear my head and thing :)

    Thanks for offering this prize.

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  116. My favorite way to relax is to sit with a good book, drinking some good coffee, listening to music on the stereo, especially early in the morning or late at night!

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  117. Getting a massage or pedicure is pretty up there as far as relaxation goes. But sitting at home with a good book & my dogs around me is a given!
    Thanks...I'm in!

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  118. Ahhh my favorite way to relax is a nice, hot bath with a good book and the three little ones occupied and not interupting every two seconds lOL....It's a very rare thing.

    elzsmit930@yahoo.com

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  119. My favorite way to relax is to sit on the couch with my boyfriend and read a book. Its one of those things that doesn't really happen often but when it does its basically wonderful!
    Count me in, please.

    http://nuemj.etsy.com
    http://nuemj.blogspot.com

    nuemj88@hotmail.com

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  120. I love long showers.... Neat giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  121. I'm having a hard time relaxing these days...I have a 4 month old and a 3 year old! I try to use my shower time to relax, but I don't seem to get that time everyday...don't tell anyone!!
    Hope I win!
    REvans4816@aol.com

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  122. MY favorite way to relax is to sit down in my rocking recliner with a good book, some lamp lighting, and some of my favorite soothing music (either Celtic or Christian ... or both). If a yummy smelling candle is also lit, even better. Oh, and chocolate helps loads.

    April
    busyfolk at gmail dot com

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  123. My way to relax is trying to turn inward... sometimes I'm just able to take a deep breath, because I have to stay in the middle of a situation.

    I haven't been on vacation in 21 years, so my little garden is the best place to imagine I'm away from it all.

    Just seeing the seasons go by, the birds, the flowers...

    Feel welcome to enter my give-away at: http://laaneworld.blogspot.com/2007/07/give-away.html Ending Friday night.

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