03 April 2013

PINK PARTY Part 2—Celebrating Civil War Novella by Carrie Fancett Pagels





PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS NEW POST FOR THE PINK PARTY
The first post got so many comments that Blogger couldn't process them anymore.
All comments are saved and all the names of commenters who entered the contest yesterday are written down, so don't worry about your entries!


For the second day we want Carrie to relax and let 'her angels' take care of the giveaway. 



And again we'll help her in her nicest pink dress and give her a new cup of tea with a big slice of each of these beautiful fresh cakes. We almost ran out of cake yesterday, so we ordered some extra today. 






And then we'll settle her again in this beautiful rocker to make sure she is comfortable.



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Pink Party Giveaways

We have 3 Pink Party Giveaways! and you must choose for which prize you want to be entered*. Tell us the number of the prize you'd like to win. You can enter for all 3—just let us know in your comment.
* International commenters can only enter for a Kindle copy of Carrie's novella.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment of encouragement to Carrie and tell us for what number of giveaway you want to be entered (1, 2, 3, or all). Don't forget to leave your email address as well.

THE PRIZES

Number 1: Two commenters can win a Kindle copy of Carrie's novella.


Number 2: One commenter can choose one of these books.     

Number 3: One commenter can choose from one of these pink prizes.
notepad & pen
hardcover journal
flexcover journal
mug & coaster
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LET THE PINK PARTY CONTINUE !!!

93 comments:

  1. Oh great...plenty of cake! My dress is a tad wrinkled from last night, but it will have to do!

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    1. I have to do some chores first and then I'm back...in dress!!

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  2. Now there are a lot of little cakes! *squeal* They are so cute.

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    1. Welcome to our pink party to celebrate CARRIE'S new novella, BOOKISHQUEEN! Please leave an email addy so we can enter you for one of these great prizes!~ And please help yourself to some yummy cake!

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    2. The bookishqueen already entered on yesterday's post. I have her name written down. :)

      Glad you like the cakes! :D

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    3. Oh, I love the ones with the dark chocolate hearts in the middle, Bookishqueen!!! Blessings!

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  3. Wonderful party! Love PINK!
    I like all the special gifts!
    Wendy
    wendyshoults{at}gmail{dot}com

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    1. WENDY, welcome to the party! We have some yummy little sandwiches and delish cake...so help yourself!

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    2. I see we have plenty of cake left. I think I'll take a slice of pink cake. :)

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    3. WENDY!!!!! Sending u a big Michigander hug!

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  4. Do my early morning Wednesday 4/3/13 posts from yesterday's 4/2/13 party count ~ or should I start afresh today? Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. They all count, KATHLEEN. But since you're here please help yourself to some cake! Too pretty to cut -- almost. :D

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    2. hi Kathleen, good to see you again!

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  5. (Chaplain Debbie enters wearing a stunning pink and white ensemble...pink dress with white trim, a nice bow in the back, pink shoes (not stilettos, I wish to LIVE)and a lovely little lacy pink hat atop her head...today, she is carrying a single pink carnation for the lovely Carrie)

    Good day to one and all! I truly enjoyed the party last night...Carrie, I pray that you slept well. I am doing a bit of yawning today...I think I may need some coffee. Do you ladies have coffee or is it just tea? Soooo, how is everyone this lovely day?

    I still wish to be entered to win that mug and coaster, I simply LOVE it! God bless.

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    1. Good morning, Miss Debbie,
      I hope you rested well. It was a wonderful party and some guests have stayed over, it appears. Yes, there is coffee, two lumps or one? But then, dear, you are indeed sweet enough. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. Thank you, dear Kathleen. No sugar for me, just a bit of cream.

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    3. Thank you, Marian, may I inquire as to how long the party will last today? I always seem to stay a bit too long and start to talk to myself. LOL

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    4. Party should continue all day, but as you can see we have another party going on as well. Carrie is recovering from all the excitement from last night. So not sure if your guest of honor will be able to show up today. Let's pray for that.

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    5. KATHLEEN and DEBBIE, My doc has me off coffee, sigh... Tummy is happier tho! I saw my chiro and he's ordered me to take a hot epsom salt bath and then shower in cold water. After I do that I am putting jammies back on and going to the Quaker couple's party! Hugs!

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    6. Carrie! So good to see you! Please do not overdo anything over at the Quaker party, pace yourself. I have been coming and going, here and there. I am truly enjoying your party. So sorry you cannot have coffee, my head hurts just thinking about not being able to have at least one cup each morning.

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  6. Thank you, Miss Diana! I was just over to Miss Carrie's to bid her to come ~ we are waiting for her arrival! Yes, Please, I would love some of that luscious looking confectionary! I don't mind being the first to cut a piece. It won't look disturbed at all! Earl Grey tea, you ask, "Well, yes, that sounds divine." Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Okay Kathleen, you may cut a piece for me too. Almost bedtime for me, so I'd like to have a late night snack.

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    2. KATHLEEN, I just got a vanilla tea. And I am about to get changed into a new pink outfit. Can't wait to have a HUGE piece of leftover pink cake with all the gooey frosting, yum!!!

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  7. Hmmm....a bit more quiet today. I guess it's a bit early for some guests. The cake is so pretty. How can a person expect to be able to cut into something so lovely? But, it does look delicious, so I do believe I will have a slice. Good thing you ladies have pictures of these cakes, to remember the beauty.
    I am so happy that you are having this party for Carrie. She has done so much for others...it is her turn!

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    1. I agree -- it's Carrie's turn now! :) It was amazing so many comments came in last night!

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    2. u r both so sweet! I slept in till 10. We took our happy pinkness all over Colonial Williamsburg yesterday and bought more chocolate for giveaways--they have the best plus no soy in it! We watched a chocolate making demo, too at the Governor's Palace!!! Now for a bath!

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    3. I was amazed at the number of comments as well. So many that the site couldn't keep up with them. I am sure that Carrie can feel the love!
      Can't go wrong with chocolate, Carrie! Enjoy your bath.

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  8. Well, I left a comment last night but blogger must have eaten it instead of the cake!

    CARRIE, Congrats on the novella release! I'm so excited that one of my favorite writers is on the dream road :) You are such a blessing to all who come to know you. I appreciate your servant heart and generous spirit that can ONLY come from serving our LORD!!! Love you, friend and wish you the best!

    I am loving that PINK flexcover journal and mug/coaster set :)

    I bought a Pink Weeping Cherry Tree this morning and planted it this afternoon in memory of my Amy. You would love it! One day it will big and glorious in its PINK beauty :) I'll have to take a picture and post it on my FB.

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    1. Anne, Our church bought us a tree of our choice when my son passed away ~ I chose a dogwood tree, my husband's choice a pink one ~ it is budding its young leaves after the winter! Love to you, and joy. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. I love your pictures, Anne! Looking forward to see the photo of your new tree. I think it is a beautiful thought to plant this tree in memory of your precious Amy.

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    3. Dogwoods are pretty too. I'm not sure we have them in Holland.

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    4. ANNE, it took, but you have to do all these additional scrolls to see it. We overloaded the system, yay!!! But I think I was supposed to hear from you with this msg again today. u see you are so right--that does only come from the Lord not from me!!! That pink cherry tree should bring you comfort, ANNE.

      KATHLEEN, unfortunately, the plants we put in after my mom died haven't done so well. Am thinking of trying something again. Maybe another pink tree. I do like ANNE's idea of weeping cherry as dogwoods don't do well here. We have one.

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  9. Everyone must be reading or writing today!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. Hmmm... don't mind if I do! The Fairest Beauty from No. 2 ~ flexcover journal from 3, and Carrie's lovely novella from 1 with a fresh cup of Earl Grey, one of your dainty sandwiches, and a pink covered petite four. Oh, help myself, you say.... Okay, then. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
      lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    2. Yes please, go ahead and help yourself! :)

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    3. Teresa and I were both at Drs today, KATHLEEN. Every contributor on this blog has health issues. So we are often in bad shape after a big shebang. However, mine is from trekking all over CW yesterday, PTL, because first time in two years I walked this far!!!!!

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  10. I believe I will go grab a book and read for a bit. I will check on you ladies later. Hopefully Carrie will be here. Hugs and God bless.

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    1. Oh Chappy, you do make me smile with your entrances! I am here with you, but curled up in the sun on the davenport in the corner. I have a delightful book by my side and steaming tea. Don't stay away too long!
      Susan P

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    2. Debbie is pleasant company for sure!

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    3. Thank you ladies, I do enjoy a good party, especially with such a wonderful guest of honor.

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    4. I agree with SUE--Debbie does the best entrances of anyone I know!!! Refill on the tea? Thanks, Debbie--you make me want to be an even better honoree!

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    5. Thank you, Carrie. I love pretending, makes me feel young(er). I pray you have a great night!

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  11. Oh, what a lovely giveaway. I love pink too...
    Please love to be entered in all three giveaways. I can't decide which one would be best so I'll go for all of them. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. u have good taste--pink is awesome! Thanks for coming by!

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  12. Pink is awesome! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I'd like to be entered for #2, & #3 please.
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

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  13. ( Maxie here) Hello you dear ladies. So good to see you. I do want some of that beautiful cake. Bet there isn't one with chocolate hiding that beautiful covering, right? I do love me some chocolate. : ) Quite a crowd last night. I got in late tho, so may not have been counted. Did so enjoy the conversation. Everything is so beautiful, and most of all our sweet Carrie! She is such a dear. Can't help but love her. I would like to have a cup coffee please with some cream and sugar. Hoping it will help get rid of this dreadful headache. Guess my neck is out of kilter again. I so enjoy these gatherings with all of you sweet ladies. I see Chaplain Debbie made it back, or did you stay over. And, hello kathleen. Greetings to Diana and Marian. Great Hostesses . You all look marvelous. Hello there also to Wendy, Anne, and Bookishqueen. Hope I didn't miss anyone. I would like to have Murray's book from #2. and if not that The hardback journal on #3 please. Of course, not because I wouldn't love Carrie's book, but don't do ebooks. Think I'd better be quite and drink my coffee before it is cold.

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    1. Hello Maxie, no I did not stay over. My husband would not have liked that. LOL I didn't even know the party extended through today until I saw the notice on Facebook. I wonder what happened to Carrie...too much party last night? I pray she is alright.

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    2. MAXIE!!! Hugs for today. My neck all messed up too and all the rest of my body. Just came from dr. and am gonna get in tub. Thanks so much for your kinds words. Hope you enjoy the coffee and cake, MAXIE and DEBBIE!!!

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    3. Maxie, good to see you back again! You are entered for #2 & #3. I think you are going to need an ereader soon! :)

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    4. The cake is simply marvelous, my dears! I hope I did not eat too much, have to watch that waist you know....Haha.... NOT. I have the body of a 50 year old (51 on Friday) and proud of it! I say, as long as you are healthy, indulge now and then, it keeps you happy. :)

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  14. Oh I would love one of those sandwiches before eating my cake please! (Maxie)

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  15. I know I'm a bit late to the party. Hope there is some cake left for me!
    I would love a Kindle copy from #1 and Love in the Balance from #2.

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. PATTY, There is an unlimited supply plus pink cupcakes and sandwiches!!! Thanks for coming by!

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  16. Carrie is one of the people in the CBA that bring encouragement wherever she goes. I am excited for her that her debut novel is releasing. It is fun to cheer for people who are encouragers themselves!!

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    1. I totally agree with you Julia! And this story is great!

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    2. JULIA!!! I so loved meeting you at conference and hope to see you again! You are SO sweet! Encouragement is one of my gifts from God otherwise I'd just be a whiner, lol! I happen to think u r one of those ppl with a similar gifting from the Lord, JULIA!!! Thanks and hugs!!!

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  17. My goodness, the party lasted through the night and into the next day. Now, THAT is a party!! Well done, Marian Baay, and congratulations again, Carrie!! Joy Ross Davis

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    1. Thanks Joy! I'm going to sleep now. And wish you all a great day!

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    2. JOY, Are you ready for your celebration? You need to let us know where you will be having it so we can come and party with you when your section of the anthology releases!!! Hugs!!

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  18. You have encouraged so many in their writings while keeping up with your blogs to promote them - now it's their turn to take care of you!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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    1. Hmm, I like that idea, MELODY, but it just doesn't always work that way does it? We try to minister to others on this blog and we always hope that our guests's testimonies will bless others. But we try to only do what God calls us to do and we figure He'll bless us through those He calls to do so--like YOU!!! Thanks so much!!!

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  19. Thank You for bringing attention to my cookbook "& You're a Preacher's Wife?" by having me on your blog!

    Prize #2

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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    1. Very glad to host you, MELODY, and keep up your mission work! What a blessing you are to others!

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  20. AND....thank you for boosting the Colonial Quills blog, serial stories, tea parties and may all the PINK PRETTIES come back to you!

    Prize #3

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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    1. Uh oh, I replied to this and it is gone... I pray you are right, Melody! Might be a Blogger thing! Thanks so much MELODY!!! Blessings!

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  21. What a beautiful party!!

    I'm loving the gown. I should have a lovely flowing gown to attend I think.

    Entering for Prize #1 - International. (Gorgeous prizes on offer I must say.)

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. The OWG angels really know how to throw a party! Blessings, MARY!!!

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  22. What a lovely party to attend. Thank you for the giveaway - please enter me in all three giveaways.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. I can't remember if u have to leave an encouraging comment for me to enter or not, Angela. The angels set this contest up! Blessings!

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  23. GOODNESS, the party is still in full swing, but no surprise here with the OWG girls -- partiers ALL!!

    Julia said: "Carrie is one of the people in the CBA that bring encouragement wherever she goes," and I totally agree, which is one of the reasons there were SO many comments last night -- this woman encourages the WORLD!!! :)

    I would dearly love to wear that pink dress or even my mother-of-the-bride dress -- champagne taffeta, strapless top with ruching, full skirt that crinkles when I walk, although I suppose that would be a wee bit scandalous for a Civil War tea party ... ;)

    No cake for me ... still have to get into that dress ... ;)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. We geared down JULIE and are celebrating DIANA's 40th wedding anniversary!!!

      Thanks so much--I am doing what God called me to do, then! Although He does tell me to NOT support ungodly people who continue to engage in repetitive sin. He tells me who those are, lol! Thankfully He hasn't led me to the closest mirror--yet!!!

      Wow, you will be gorgeous!!! Yes, a tad scandalous even for Virginia society!!! The cake is calorie-free and simply delicious, so enjoy!!! Blessings!

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  24. Hey Marian. The day I have an e-reader is the day someone GIVES me one. LOL I love the prints much better, but would be nice to have it for some where there are only e-books. Which is happening more and more lately. Now to Julie. Missy, remember that you are not to outdo the Bride with your fancy dress. LOL BUT, bet you will look gorgeous! Love you both. Maxie

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  25. What a beautiful party!! I love tea and cake! Yummy! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  26. So, who is still here? H e l l o ...... Hahaha, just playing. Well, I have to say that this party has been a huge success! Which is appropriate, because Carrie's novella is a huge success!
    I do believe I am going to go spend some time with me hubby. I will check in later to see if anyone else is still around. Hugs!

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    1. Off to bed with my arthritic body, Debbie! Thanks so much and hugs to you! Enjoy your hubby!

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  27. I have just awaken from my slumber. I am having water with lemon. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  28. (Chaplain Debbie decides to go home. She smiles big from all the fun she had at the party and sends up a prayer for the Good Lord to bless everyone...she exits)

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    1. Thanks for being such a nice guest, debbie!!

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  29. I was out and about--exploring Milan yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to make an appearance on the 2nd day of celebrating, but I think I spot some left-over cake and calorie-free is a great thing for me (I'm assuming SF too, while still being tasty, which is even better--won't spike my sugar). Since everyone in the states seems to have headed off to bed, I will bid my farewell today as well, while I go out for some more exploring--I expect it will be a busy weekend for me. Sleep well, and have wonderful pink dreams!
    Vicki
    FYI--I shall be wearing a nice long pink sweater today, continuing the pink theme--HURRAH, for the pink...that is until the purple overtakes me again! ;-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by again, Vicki. Pink Party has come to an end and I'll be drawing the winners soon.
      I assume you will be traveling again this weekend? Safe travels. Blessings!

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  30. The contest is closed, but of course you can still leave a word of encouragement to Carrie.

    I will announce the winners soon!

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  31. I'd like to thank everyone for joining Carrie's PINK PARTY. It was a huge success! I wish I had a present for everyone who helped making the party such a success - you were all fantastic guests!!

    THE WINNERS ARE:

    Prize 1 is won by Wendy Shoults and Sue (Susan P)

    Prize 2 is won by Susan Craft

    Prize 3 is won by Joy Ross Davis

    CONGRATS TO ALL WINNERS!!

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful gift and fantastic time!
      Michiganer hugs to all!
      Wendy Shoults

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    2. Woohoo, thank you so much! I'm very excited to read it!
      It was a very fun party, indeed. :)
      Michiganer hugs from me also! (it must have been the lucky day in MI)

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