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A Little Survey Pretty Please (There's Starbucks in it for you)

March 25, 2013

Okay my lady friends.  I had one hell of a weekend, what about y'all?  Sadly, not all of it was fabulous as I ended up in the emergency room yesterday morning with Wells.  Apparently Baby Girl was so jealous of her little brother and all his attention stealing allergy problems that she decided to throw herself into anaphylaxis.  No joke.  Girl was eating a freaking grilled cheese sandwich when shit hit the fan.  Six hours, four prescriptions, and a double pack of epi pens later we were back home just in time to snuggle up for the snow.  In March.  Get with it Spring.  But our sweet little patient is doing great.  Fantastic really.  We're still pretty perplexed by this random occurrence and are hopeful the allergist will provide some tangible insight.  Let me tell you this motherhood business is no joke.  No freaking joke.
So I have a favor to ask of you loves.  

If you don't mind popping over for this quick little blog survey I would be super appreciative.  I really wish we could all just chat about these things over some coffee but in all honesty logistics as well as my children's limited attention spans make that nearly impossible.  Or a glass of wine.  That might get much more interesting.  And I know all of you are oh so interesting, that's why you're here right.

But while I can't send booze over the internet I can send coffee.  So as a huge thank you for your time and honesty I'm going to randomly select one of you to gift a $25 Starbucks Gift Card just for taking the survey.  Seriously, all you have to do is click over here and then come back and leave a comment so I know you gave up all your dirt.  You might even get a skinny vanilla latte out of it.  Painless right?
I really appreciate it my dears.  And you can feel free to leave something about yourself in the comments section if you choose to be so bold.  We're all friends here and it's time I got to know each of you a bit more.  I don't like to be blown off so if this is super successful and I get a good response I might even gift you with one of those Five Things About Myself posts that have floating around the bloggy-sphere lately.  You know love that crap.




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187 comments:

  1. Survey was creative, nicely done. Keep up all your wit and creativity enjoying what you share. -kaira

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  2. Did the survey. Thanks Julia! Love the blog.

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  3. Did the survey, Julia. I am sooo sorry your daughter had an allergic reaction. My oldest is allergic to so many things and we've ended up with overnight stays in the hospital because he's gone into shock. It's scary and you feel hopeless in the moment sometimes. The Epi-pen goes with us everywhere. I hope she is all better and you get some answers. xo Kristin

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  4. That was actually a fun survey! Sorry about all the medical excitement going on in your house.

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  5. Just completed your survey! Love reading your blog!

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  6. Just took the survey my dear. Love you and your blog!

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  7. Your survey was fun to take! So sorry you had a scary ER kind of weekend. Hopefully Richmond will move on to Spring after this snow!

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  8. Did the survey Julia! Hope you receive lots of insight~ Love your blog and your inspiration :)

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  9. Done! Poor Wells and poor you...not fun and scary!

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    1. Yes, girl. I was going to text you to see if you were working so you could come pretend to work and really just entertain me but my parents came and saved the day. Big fan of the new coffee station, fyi ;)

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  10. Done and done! So sorry about Wells and that I've been so MIA. Hope all is okay today.

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  11. Survey done : ) I am ashamed to admit I struggled on the hobby question haha, guess I need to take more time to myself!

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  12. Allergies are scary - glad she's ok, and hope you get some answers! Survey complete. Don't change a thing - I love your blog!!

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  13. Completed the survey...loved how creative it was! Keep up your hard work, I love your blog!

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  14. I completed the survey! Glad Wells is ok, that's really scary.

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  15. Survey done. Hope Wells is feeling better. You are right that motherhood is NO joke! There is always something new around the corner to worry about.

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  16. Just took the survey! I feel fortunate that my children haven't had any allergy issues. I know that must be stressful. Hang in there.

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  17. Hey! I just took the survey! I think it is cool you are interested in your readers!
    Stephani Clark
    sbelam@hotmail.com

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  18. Just took survey! Easy Breezy!

    http://holychicblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. Just took it :-) And its your obvious wit and charm that makes me keep coming back. Love you my dear!!

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  20. Completed the survey! Love your blog!

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  21. Did the survey. I like your blog because you manage to find and share beautiful things in the midst of the muck of raising kids. You're right - kiddos keep making it hard to keep them alive. Motherhood is no joke on those days.

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  22. I did the survey. Love the blog!!

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  23. Completed the survey! I even love the way you write the questions - does that make me really weird? I'm glad to hear that Wells is feeling better, that must have been really scary!

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  24. So sorry to hear about your weekend ER drama! as if you needed more.. I took the survey sweetie. Hope you have a good week this week!
    xo nancy
    powellbrowerhome.com

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  25. Good survey, I hope Wells is ok now!

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  26. I answered. You can totally figure out my answers, lol! Hugs to your little girl.

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  27. Took the survey! Sorry about Wells!

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  28. Just completed your survey! I love your blog- it's one of my favorites. People that I know in real life interest me the most! ! It's fun to see you as a mom and wife- not just a college girl! We all have changed so much since those days. For the better! Hope Wells is okay. I agree, motherhood is always an adventure!

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  29. done and done!! fun, easy survey :)

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  30. Oh my dear, that just sucks. Amelia had a severe dairy allergy so I can sympathize with those trips to the ER and the fear they produce. The good news is she is growing out of it so there is hope! :) Happy to survey!

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  31. Survey complete! I think that's a great idea - more bloggers should ask!

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  32. Such a cute post/survey! Long time reader.

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  33. I took the fun survey :)

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  34. I'm sorry. I hate the ER, and always think they think I'm a bad parent. Survey done, I'm the professional blog stalker.

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  35. Survey complete! I actually enjoyed it- cute questions:)
    Hope Wells is feeling better!!!!!

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  36. Took the survey! Love your blog!

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  37. Just took your survey and would love to win a starbucks card!

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  38. Rachel- rbrean@gmail.com completed

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  39. Done and done! Happy Monday!

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  40. I did it! And could not decide on my favorite post. They are all my favorite. I only left one or two unchecked..

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  41. Done and done! Happy Monday!

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  42. Probably the most painless survey I've ever taken, lol. You don't even have to enter me for the Starbucks, it was fun. And....don't virtually shoot me, but I don't drink Starbucks : / LOL

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  43. That was an easy survey. except for the request to overshare...I just cant do it!

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  44. took the blog. Hope it helps!
    skyeyork.blogspot.com

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  45. Yay survey! Love your blog just as it is!

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  46. Took the survey - cute questions!

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  47. took the survey - hope it was helpful :)

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  48. I took the survey -- keep up the good work!

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  49. Very cute survey! It reflects your personality so well. I love your blog. It is like my cup of morning coffee when I get into the office

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  50. I completed the survey - it was fun!

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  51. Just finished the survey :) I'm proud to say I know and LOVE Pawleys Island. My family and I vacation there every summer over the 4th of July. Counting down until our trip this summer already.

    Glad to hear baby girl is feeling better!

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  52. Just finished the survey!

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  53. Took the survey, and can I just say that your creativity with the questions is SO refreshing!

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  54. I took the survey. I enjoy reading whatever you write. : )

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  55. Fun Survey! I Love your home design blogs and meal planning-keep it coming!

    Meredith
    http://www.ahighcottonstyle.blogspot.com/

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  56. Thanks for asking Julia, long time lurker, fellow blogger, kinda neighbor (100+ miles to the north (DC).

    Carollynn
    http://www.designgumbo.net

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  57. Just completed the survey.

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  58. Took the survey - loved your questions :)

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  61. Love your blog - took the survey. I am glad your daughter is feeling better as well!

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  62. Survey done. So, so sorry to hear about Wells. You are so right, motherhood is no joke for sure.

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  63. Done - love your blog!

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  64. I took your survey. Enjoy the spring snow as much as possible.

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  65. I took your survey. I hope it does well for you!

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  66. Took the survey. Hope your kids are right-as-rain soon!

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  67. Great survey! Just completed.

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  68. Completed it! Hope things start settling down for your family soon!

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  69. I spilled the dirt! Hope wells is feeling better.

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  70. Took the survey. Hope it's helpful. PS - I love Starbucks! :)

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  71. I took the survey. So sorry about the scare with your daughter. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog.

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  72. Took the survey. Sorry to hear about the scare with your daughter.

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  73. I completed the survey. I live in Virginia so we have a lot in common as well as our connection to South Carolina!!!

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  74. Loved that survey- it was actually enjoyable to take! I hope Wells is feeling better, and the allergist solves the mystery ASAP.

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  75. Took the survey--the questions were so fun to answer!

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  76. So sorry about your baby! Praying for answers for you all! I did the survey :)

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  77. I took the survey--now you know you have at least one lame reader!

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  78. Survey completed ... you now know more about me than I'm sure you wanted to. Survey design was quite good ... nice energy ... use of humor ... held my interest through all questions.

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  79. Survey: CHECK! Poor Wells. So scary! Glad she is okay. Good luck with the allergist!

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  80. Filled out the survey! I'm a nerd, so it was sort of fun!

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  81. Took the suvey! Thanks for writing such an intersting blog! I look forward to it every morning!

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  82. I took the survey. Very cool idea to know your readers' interests and background! Currently watching the snow fall in DC... hang in there.

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  83. Done! Hope your daughter feels better!!!

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  84. Done and Done! love you my dear

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  85. I did it! Hope both of your kids are doing better.

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  86. Just took the survey. That was fun! Best wishes for you and the kids, hope Wells feels better!

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  87. Such a cute survey! I wish I could read everyone's answers :)

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  88. Just took the survey! :)

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  89. I took the survey! I love your blog and I love your bedroom makeover!

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  90. Julia,So sorry to hear about Wells! You NEED a vacation . Praying that something gives soon. Any word on where you are going to live next? Filled out the survey. Love love love your blog!

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  91. I hope that your daughter is doing much better! We have been to the ER four times in three months with my oldest - he's super rambunctious. I took the survey - it was actually fun to think about "me" for a change. Of course, I paid the price...there is quite the mess in the kitchen, but two minutes to sit down and read was worth it!

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  92. Survey completed! Prayers for your sweet baby girl! (& your Mama heart!)

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  93. Now that was a fun survey! Would you believe I actually do online surveys with some site that I can get paid in Starbucks giftcards?! It is a lot of fun and doesn't take up much time and helps pay for my Starbucks addiction! :)
    Hope you find out the allergy culprit! That can be so scary!

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  94. That was a fun survey! I had such a hard time picking one Bravo show over another!

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  95. Done and done! I'm glad Wells is doing better, how scary!

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  96. Just did the survey Julia. Thanks!

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  97. Done. Nice. quick survey. :)

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  98. Survey complete. :-)

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  99. so sorry to hear about your girl! you are a trooper, that has to have been quite the awful day. i think you are super funny, like make me laugh out loud as i read your posts at work funny...did the survey, you are great!

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  100. Took your survey, Julia! Cute format!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  101. Survey Compete- bring on the Starbucks:)

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  102. survey complete- thanks for the opportunity and for having such a great blog!

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  103. I took the survey, talk about some deep questions. Isn't it funny, you think the answers would be easy, but then they stump me.

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  104. I completed the survey. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  105. Over sharing via your survey, done! Hope Wells is feeling better!

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  106. Over sharing via your survey, done! Hope Wells is feeling better!

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  107. Survey is done! Do tell what in the grilled cheese caused this reaction when you find out. Glad Wells is ok!!

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  108. Just took the survey!

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  109. Survey complete! I hope the excitement is over- poor Wells:(

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  110. I took the survey, I hope my answers help.

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  111. I also took the survey. Thanks for the chance to win a Starbucks card! Kathy olsonsforchrist@msn.com

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  112. Just took the survey! sarahbrookekane@gmail.com

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  113. Get better Wells!!! Survey complete!!

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  114. Hi Julia....I'm Carla. I live in Greenville SC. I took the survey (parts of it made me giggle!). Thanks for the chance to win the giftcard!

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  115. Survey done, check. Not a bad survey. The things we'll do for a free coffee...maybe.

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  116. Oh my goodness lady, you've had a rough time lately!!! So scary for you I'm sure, but glad Wells is all good now. Poor baby!
    PS- I took the survey too! :)

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  117. Took survey! Akite@ncsu.edu

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  118. Fun Survey! Thanks for a great blog read!

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  119. Just did the survey! Yay! Fingers crossed for a good latte! Love your blog!

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  120. Did the survey! Love reading your blog every day - thank you for a great read.

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  121. Completed the survey! Thanks!

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  122. Survey Complete! Thanks for a great blog!

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  123. Poor Wells, and poor you! Hope she's feeling better today! Sick kids are never fun!! Just finished the survey! :)

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  124. Took the survey and love your blog!

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  125. Two things…
    1. You poor thing! You must be so warn out with those allergies! I feel for you and I'm sure it can be so scary. Those kids are lucky to have such a great mom to keep a close eye on them! Hope all works out and you find out what triggered the response!
    2. Great survey..I took it and hope you share some responses!

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  126. Boom. Survey is done.

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  127. First time ever commenting here although I follow regularly. Thanks for the survey,just finished it- great idea. Prayers for your family and all that you have had going on!

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  128. I took the survey! Forgot to comment yesterday though.

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  129. I took the survey and also forgot to comment yesterday!

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  130. Done with survey...hope your little girl is getting better :)

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  131. I also took the survey and forgot to comment yesterday!

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  132. I took your survey! Hope it helps!

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  133. What a fun survey! I was so happy to participate!

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  134. Just finished the survey =)

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  135. Hi there, just took your survey - fun, short&sweet - I like it! Also, new to your blog, but loving it :)

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  137. Great survey- I've completed it :) Love it like I love your blog!

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  138. Ok, late to the party as usual. I just completed your survey:)

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  139. Took the survey yesterday morning! :) However, blogger wasn't letting me comment. Hope Wells is feeling better!

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  140. I'm sure ill skew your demographics!

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  141. Great survey! Love your blog. :-)

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  142. took the survey - love your blog!!

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