Sunday, September 1, 2013

GIVEAWAY - DAY ONE

Good Morning everyone -

Hope you all had a great weekend - for those of us in North America it's still our weekend - na na nananah!!!

A group of incredibly talented ladies grouped together with me to create some pretty special give aways to mark my 1000 milestone with GFC.
And when I say they're incredible - well you're going to find out for yourself in a second.

When I approached each of them - and asked if they would like to participate I was met with a resounding collective YES - we would love to!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But - I added - I'd like this giveaway to be themed.....................and STILL they eagerly jumped on board
Can you guess what that theme would be?
If you know me - you guessed right - I'm pretty sure about that LOL



AND - I added once again - I'd like a copy of whatever you're giving away so that I can see it for myself
( because I'm greedy like that - last week the mail man just kept plunking gifts down at my door lol )

I will showcase one Blogger - one Giveaway at a time ( and I make take a break in between a couple to actually blog as well lol - so this will go on and on and on )

The first contributor is Dani from Frugal Ain't Cheap


Dani is the Queen of Frugal - she can show you tips that you never thought of before -
Be careful when visiting - I feel completely under-accomplished every time I do LOL
I don't know if there's anything she CAN'T do - but I'm in awe of her......and her many many
talents..........like this page project that cost her all of $ 1.00


or this incredible chicken wire lantern


or wall art out of shims for $ 2.00


She also has an Etsy shop Frugal Ain't Cheap where she sells beautiful table linens....................
And has graciously offered this set to one lucky follower!!!
Not only do I love them for myself but these would make such awesome Hostess gifts - and the holidays will be here before we know it!!!


Aren't they beautiful?


I quickly ran around setting the table for a Parisien inspired dinner " pour quatre "





John came home
John says - Oh are we having company?
Suzan says - Noooooo -
John says - Please don't tell that's for the blog
Suzan says - Ok - I won't
John says - Do other people do this?
Suzan says - Yes they do - and they make mine look pathetic actually - you should s -
John says - Never mind - I don't want a big discussion of what all the bloggers do
Suzan says - You're very rude you know
Suzan says - I was going to leave the table set up like that for you and I but now I'm putting it all back
John laughs - Dinner in the kitchen, then?

Ok - here's the rules friends -
and they are my rules - not the contributors

#1  You have to follow FRUGAL AIN'T CHEAP
#2  You have to go visit and drop her a line
#3  You most definitely need to leave me a comment LOL

#4
Strike number 4 -  I was going to say you have to follow me - and although I'd certainly love it if you did -
I'm not going to make that a rule!!!!!!!!
SO..........3 simple ones
No no !!!  I just thought of a 4th rule - you have to put one French word in your comments - seriously -
1 French word!!!
The second one will be up tomorrow - you can enter them all - but you can only win one ( just to be fair )

Are you ready?
Get set.............
GO !!!
With immense gratitude to Dani for contributing
AND to all of you who follow
Giveaway is open to U.S. & Canada
Come by tomorrow to see the next awesome giveaway!!!

Much love,

Oh - and yesterday I showed you the beginning of my Parisien Skyline Silhouette Here - where I only had the Eiffel Tower done - now I have the L'Arc de Triomphe too!













122 comments:

  1. poor john, there's not much that I love more than you torturing your poor husband in the name of blogging. doesn't he understand that we ALL would have done the same thing :p

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    1. Pauvre John!!! lol
      Good luck Lauren - hugs,
      Suzan

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    2. merci, I forgot my French word!!! there we go!

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  2. Lauren is right I love to hear how you torture John makes me feel like I am easy on my husband ha hah -love dee x

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    1. haha, it makes me glad I'm not the only one who does!

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  3. What a gorgeous giveaway, very chic! I was going to say, très chic, but then that would be two French words, you said one...and telling you that means there are now three!

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  4. Good Morning Suzan, J'aime ceci..... you never fail to make me smile in a morning when I read what you are up to.
    I think it is time John surrendered..... he will never win... but having said that, I would miss all the fun you have with him.... so carry on!
    I have followed Daniela for quite a while now, I discovered her wonderful blog when I first started blogging. She is certainly, one talented lady.
    I am going to pop over now and visit Daniela. I have not been posting comments just recently as I have had my mother to stay and I wanted to spend as much time with her as possible, but I am back to normal now.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. I have all my family travelling to me for Christmas, so a few extra napkins would be very useful.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  5. Lovely giveaway! I followed and I commented. Now something French. Passez un bonne journ`ee! (I hope that means "have a good day" and NOT "hope your trip is a good one"!!)

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  6. Je t'adore! This is going to be so much fun! I already follow Dani and I comment on her every post. (Remember, you recommended her to me a while back and I always listen to you!!!LOL!)

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  7. #1 & #3)Great giveaway! Already a follow Dani!
    #2) Visited Dani and left her a comment
    #4) I don't know any French so I found the word "justement"
    And it means "just"...On parlait justement de toi says We were just talking about you.

    Thanks sooo much for the chance to win!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  8. Beautiful giveaway, Suzan. Merci!!!
    Now I'm going over to check out Dani's blog and follow along and leave a comment.
    Mary Alice

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  9. I hopped on over there and followed! She has very cute stuff.

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  10. Love that table linen! I went to visit Dani and became a follower, though I have visited many times in the past. Did you really want just ONE French word? Your giveaway makes me happy aujourd'hui! And I would follow you anywhere just to hear John's voice!

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  11. Oo, I'd love to win there belle linens! I already follow Dani and you, so I'll just go visit her and say Bonjour!
    :) fun giveaway Suzan! Can't wait to see the next one.
    Cecilia

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  12. Hi Suzan,
    Dani has a beautiful blog and I am a new follower. The only french word I know is Merci. This is so much fun to see all the pretty paris theme giveaways. You Rock!!!!!! with this giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
    Kris

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  13. Merci! no, I am not entering the giveaway (in case you wonder). I am going to share this on frugalaintcheap fb page

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  14. Heureux lundi Suzan! I'm already a follower of the super talented Dani and I just love her stuff. These linens are sooo beautiful!

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  15. I am already following Dani at Frugal Ain't Cheap and I love the beautiful linens.

    Quelle bonne idee.

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  16. I already follow both of you! Very fun giveaway!
    Les grandes pensées viennent du coeur.
    xoxo

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  17. Yes, other bloggers do that kind of thing {not that I would know...WINK!}. And I'm already following you both. Here's my French word: Tout va bien!! Now, I'm off to Dani's blog to leave her a comment.

    Congratulations on your blogging milestone mon ami!

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  18. Beautiful linens! Will I become Frugal Aint Cheap's new follower? Oui, Oui. ;)

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  19. Hi Suzan,
    Here is my French for you: J'aime les blogs.

    :-)
    I will now go visit Frugal Ain't Cheap

    Happy Labor Day
    Carla

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    1. Well that works Carla LOL - that most definitely works!!!
      Bonne Chance!
      XOXO

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  20. Jaime napele - I don't remember what it means or how to spell it. I just remember how to say it "gem nah-pell". Always sounded so beautiful. I'm following Dani now.

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  21. I'm a follower of both your lovely blogs. The silhouette sounds lovely!

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  22. Such clever creations! I'll pop over to see Frugal!

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  23. Love the napkins tres chic and would love to win. nancythedove@aol.com

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  24. I follow FRUGAL AIN'T CHEAP via bloglovin
    keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I dropped Dani a line on her blog
    keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Thank you for the chance to win! Bonjour!
    keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Choisissez-moi! Choisissez-moi!

    I'm already your follower, Suzan. Love every line of every John-Suzan! Went to visit Dani and let her know I've become a follower. Thought I already was, since I'm the "frugalist" person I know ! Her items are lovely. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway.

    if I win: soriano471@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Well drat! My folks insisted on German as my foreign language, and we all know how lovely it sounds! So here is viel Gluck! Or in French Bon chance, which is prettier?! Love both of your blogs and indeed your husband is a gem! Mary Anne

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    1. Well I have to tell you something hysterical about that - my Daughter took German in University - when I mentioned how difficult that would be to learn ( we live in Montreal so my kids are bilingual in English and French anyway ) she said - Not really - it sounds a lot like English - just a little angrier
      LMHO
      Bonne Chance Mary Anne!!!
      Or Viel Gluck -
      Or Good luck ( not as angry LMHO )
      XOXO

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  29. bon appetite merci becoup i hope i am close to french lol she has beautiful things i never win but i love looking thanks

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    1. You never know!!!!
      Merci beaucoup a vous aussi!!!
      Bonne Chance!
      XOXOXO

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  30. Bonjour, I'm afraid I've forgotten most of my Jr. High French classes. Although I live in an area of So. Maine that gets a lot of summer tourists from Canada. When my children were very young I would waitress at nite when my husband was home So I do remember poulet & frittes ( not sure of spelling). I would love to win this & use them towards my goal of making every day a little special. I've been following you several months & I love yor beautiful furniture makeovers &.i may finally try one on a bureau my son scratched, gouged, & covers with stickers. Also a lot of hardware is broken. We'll see. I love Frugal Ain't Cheap , I'm all signed up & thank you for the introduction. Fingers crossed.

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    1. Yes Deb - French Canadians LOVE Maine ( so do us English ones lol )
      Poulet is perfect - Frits ( one T ) but very good!!!
      Good luck with your dresser makeover - and Bonne Chance with the giveaway :)
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  31. Aimez votre blog et Dani et tant d'autres merveilleuses dames créatifs talentueux! Vive Paris!

    sia
    south47th

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    1. WOW Peggy - c'est un commentaire et demi LOL
      I'm having fun practising my French today !!!
      The best of luck!
      XOX

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  32. I am following here and I am going to go broke, LOL!!!

    Cynthia

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  33. Merci, Suzan. I am now following Dani, she has a get blog. So please inter me into your drawing.
    Mary

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  34. Bonjour Suzanne,
    First, I want to tell you how much I love your blog, especially your dialogues with John. I make my honey listen to them because they think that I too should not give anything away for free.... Secondly, I would love to win one of your "Parisian" giveaways. I have a friend whose last name is "French", and I would love gift her something from you.... or one of your amazing bloggy friends. Au Revoir.

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    1. Bonjour Nso :)
      Thanks so much for your kind comment!!!
      The best of luck to you!
      Au revoir ( or as they say here in Montreal - Salut!!!! )
      XOX

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  35. I left Dani a comment. Thanks for the chance to win! Bonjour!

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  36. Voilà! I have finished all the steps to enter the give-away. Great fun!! Great blog!!
    Sandra

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    1. I'm loving all these French words LOL - thanks so much Sandra - and Bon Chance!!!
      XOXO

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  37. J'adore le travail de Danni! I hope next one is in Spanish :D

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  38. Merci! Hi Suzan! I'm entering to win these gorgeous towels. I left her a comment and am a new follower, she has beautiful things! :o)

    Tania

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  39. Bonjour! Lovely giveaway...would love it. Au Revoir !

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  40. bonjour! I'm excited to start following your blog! Hope you have a good day.

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  41. What a wonderful and generous giveaway. Merci. Thanks for introducing me to Frugal Ain't Cheap I am now following it. And I love your blog and look forward to it every day. You are very talented. Au Revoir.
    Linda O.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Dani Linda !!!
      You'll so enjoy her blog!
      Merci - and Bonne Chance!!!
      XOXO

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  42. What a fun giveaway, Suzan! And I love your rules. :-)
    Suzan. Rules. Yeah, Suzan rules!! Off to follow 'Frugal Ain't Cheap.'
    As for a French word, how about 'oui.' (as in the little pig went oui oui all the way home.)

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  43. I shared on G+, personal and blog FB accounts, and a few times on Twitter, ha! I'm a sharing enthusiast today!! :)

    Congrats on your milestone!! 1k+ followers is awesome!!

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  44. Hi Susan! What a fun giveaway. Followed your rules to a "T". Thanks for sending me over to Dani's awesome blog, she makes beautiful things. Merci, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  45. Okay, I checked out Dani's blog and am following! And let me tell you that after 8 years of French in Catholic grade school and 3 years in High School, I should be a genius. I should be able to recite the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary in French without even blinking. But the phrase that always sticks in my head is the one my High School French teacher taught us one day when she was feeling froggy (or maybe she was drunk). (She just happens to be my next-door neighbor now too!)

    Anyway, va te faire fou.....NO WAY AM I SAYING THAT!!!!! Can you believe she taught a bunch of irresponsible teenagers that?! And that's the one I always remember.

    There. I met the criteria, even if it was...ALMOST...vulgar... :P

    xoxo
    -andi

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  46. Merci....for hosting such an awesome giveaway Suzan! Those napkins and towel are so beautiful! I was already following Frugal Ain't Cheap, but now I am also following on Bloglovin' and I left her a comment...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  47. Belle, Suzan! J'adore les serviettes.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  48. I am already a happy, albeit recent follower of your blog, and my next stop is Frugal Ain't Cheap. Bonne chance to everyone entering the giveaway! I hope using two French words doesn't disqualify me ;)

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    1. Twice as lucky Amy lol - bonne chance!!!
      XOXO

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  49. Suzan, I forgot to tell you that I am already a follower of Frugal Ain't Cheap and I stopped by and left Dani a comment.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  50. I am a follower of Frugal Ain't Cheap and I would love to have those napkins! 1914 was the year my dad was born. He's been gone now for 22 years. Miss him so much.
    Now I will go leave a comment on Dani's blog.

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  51. Oh Christy the best of luck then!!!
    Thanks so much for coming by
    Merci!
    XOX

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  52. I do love anything Paris...and the napkins are so awesome!!! I have completed all the tasks now crossing my fingers!

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  53. I have been following Daniela for quite some time, I receive so much inspiration from her to use in my projects. As for a french word, how about these linens are splendide!

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    1. Splendide works for me since that's exactly what they are!!!
      Good luck!
      XOXO

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  54. I follow Daniela! She's great! And this is a great giveaway 'mon amie'!

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  55. Oh LA LA! J'adore your giveaway! I am on my way to write a comment on Frugal Ain't Cheap...Can't wait to see what you are giving away next :)
    ~Carol

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  56. Well, that's too bad about your spouse not caring for it. It was beautiful!!!

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  57. Ahh ma belle Suzan... un mot en français...pas plus? N'oublie jamais d'ou tu viens.
    Ha...could not resist. How much fun is this. I have been off of my computer and just getting caught up with my favourite blogs!! This is fun. I will head over and get acquainted with Danni.
    Please count me in....

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  58. Suzan,
    What a great theme for give-aways....Paris...now does that count as a French word? LOL To be sure, I will use my favorite French word, bleu, as in bleu, bleu, my world is bleu. But if I should win, I would no longer be bleu.

    Off to see Danni...

    Judith

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  59. Bonjour Suzan, I just followed Frugal ain't cheap, and yep, she's my kind of girl! The napkins are so pretty and you are so merveilleux to have such a généreux give-away!

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  60. assez

    1Following - FRUGAL AIN'T CHEAP
    2left her a comment
    3 here's your comment =)
    4 word above =^D

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    1. LOL - tres bien!!!
      The best of luck
      Thanks!
      Suzan

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  61. Oh This sounds like so much fun. The linens are awesome and would be greatly enjoyed around here. Thanks to you and your friends for the giveaway!
    Je te/vous souhaite une bonne journée,
    xoGinger

    I hope I researched that correctly! LOL

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  62. #2 - I just love your "John says". I see a book of those sayings. xoGinger

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  63. 3. I am following "Frugal Ain't Cheap".

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  64. I left Daniela a message! This is fun!
    xoGinger

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  65. I already follow both of you, cause you are both Magnifique! I will go visit her too and I love reading your intrigues with your hubby! Thanks Suzan!

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  66. Suis-je disqualifiée si j'écris TOUT en français? Je comprendrai s'il n'est pas possible d'envoyer les cadeaux en France! Bisous.

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  67. what a wonderful giveaway.
    Thank you for this opportunity
    À la prochaine!
    ColleenB.

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    1. Bonne Chance Colleen!!!
      There's another one up today - come by!
      XOXO

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  68. This is tres fun!! Hope I win ;)
    Susan

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  69. Okay, followed the rules. Hoping and praying....hoping and praying I win>>>mon ami :)

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  70. Bonjour Madam Suzan! I visited Dani and left a comment. Following her on email and Pinterest. Merci!

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    1. Bonjour Madame Betsy LOL -
      Good luck ( et c'est moi qui dit MERCI a vous !!! )
      XOXO

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  71. I'm a 72 yr. old DIY Great-grandmother who loves crafting, stamping, remodeling my home etc. and I do it all on my own. I haven't attempted anything like this tho', but would love to see something like that to use when friends come over. They are tres beau! I'm love them! You'll have to give us a tute on these!

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    1. Oh I didn't make them Pat - Dani from Frugal Ain't Cheap made them - did you go by her blog to follow?
      Good luck !!!
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  72. I follow Dani!! She has given me great tips on my trip! So happy for you Suzan! Love the Paris themed items. It is Tres Beau! And so YOU!

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  73. Am I too late?? I ADORE these!!! Please let me win, pretty please? :)

    Merci Suzan! Tu es la plus belle "blogger" que je n'ai jamais vu.

    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  74. What an amazing giveaway! Daniela is so talented. I've admired her Etsy shop items for quite a while.

    And, I love that you set your table for the blog and that you shared the dialog between you and your husband. That is hilarious.

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  75. You told me to get over here 'cause you had a give-away. Wow, not one, but many! That's a great way to celebrate your milestone! Félicitations, Suzan, and I can't see what else vous et vos amis are offering up cette semaine. This give-away is sooooo beautiful!!!
    Debbie :)

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  76. Hi Suzan...I am visiting with my comment and a merci beaucoup for hosting this sweet giveaway and I am now following Dani over at her lovely blog.
    JP

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    1. The best of luck JP !!!
      et Bienvenue!!!
      XOXO

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  77. Suzan, I've been reading these in Bloglovin, but for some reason I can't comment. So I'm back today to make some "noise". '-) Loving your Paris themes. J'aime ceci! Your Parisian tablescape makes me smile. J'adore Paris!

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  78. Suzan, I'm now following the very talented Dani! Merci!

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  79. Forgot to add that I've visited Frugal Ain't Cheap and left Dani a compliment on the serviettes. '-)

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  80. Accéder à mon nom s'il vous plaît ! This is SUCH fun! French spoken with a serious Southern drawl! lol

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  81. I'm your newest....brand newest follower! Hugs!

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  82. I follow Frugal Aint Cheap and left her a comment, too! WHAT FUN!

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  83. Such a talent!! Ok, I've done all you asked ~ :)

    Le plaisir est à l'ordre du jour!

    xo
    Pat

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  84. :D What a neat giveaway. I now follow Frugal Ain't Cheap, and I left a comment. Thanks so much for sharing your giveaways with me!

    I'm ROTFLMAO at your conversation with your husband ;P

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  85. Hi! Just visited Frugal Ain't Cheap and following her. I kinda did this backwards...did day 2 and 3 and now day 1 but hey, it is all just so much
    rigolade!

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  86. #1 done... #2 done... #3 done LOL... #4 C'est tout... Patricia Ann reikipcw@yahoo.com

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    1. lol - Good luck Patricia!!!
      et Merci!
      XOXO

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  87. Thanks Suzan for a chance for a great giveaway.... Visited Frugal Ain't Cheap and followed..Merci!

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  88. Visited Frugal Ain't Cheap and love those little Parisian towels!! (Yeah, I told her) Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Voilà ;) Hugs and smiles, Theresa

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  89. H'orderves, er, au reverse, er, hey. I've come to leave another obnoxious comment in hopes of winning swag.

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  90. JUST FOUND YOUR SITE,AND CONTESTS WITH PARIS STUFF,HOW COOL!

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    1. You're just a little too late Kat though - where were you 2 weeks ago LOL
      XOXOXO

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xoxo