11/23/10

GIveaway Package #2

I have the loveliest sponsors for the month of November, many of which have kindly offered a giveaway to one lucky Smile and Wave reader! I've grouped the prizes together so that the winner doesn't get just one exciting treat but four! Take a look at what my sponsors are offering in Giveaway Package #2.

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Laughing Dog Photo

"My name is April and I'm the girl behind the lens of LaughingDogPhoto. Photography is my greatest passion, besides my husband and fur children. I love being reminded of my youth and I try to bring this out in my photography. I love old buildings, pretty flowers, and the beach, but I have a special place in my heart for old signs, specifically motel signs. The prints available in my shop reflect my love of the beautiful world around us all. Art can be such a personal thing and it really touches my heart to be a part of someones decor." -April

Giveaway: Free 8 x 10 of the winner's choice. Valued at $20.

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Gadanke


"Start celebrating your story with a Gadanke journal. Katie's handmade shop is full of Christmas daily journals, travel books, gratitude journals, and baby books. Each Gadanke book has writing prompts to get the creativity flowing. The 100% recycled papers, Italian papers, old school library cards, and pockets are just perfect for documenting your world. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll never forget.

Flip through the pages of readers' journals, and be ready to celebrate your stories." -Katie

Giveaway: $25 gift certificate to Gadanke.

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Kaeleh Bee
"Hi Smile & Wave readers! I'm Kaelah Bee and I write at the blog Little Chief Honeybee. I'm a 22 year old southern belle with bright red hair and an abundance of tattoos and piercings. My life motto is to "Dress as though every day is a tea party". My blog is a hodgepodge of daily outfits, foodie features, free mixtapes, wedding wednesdays and everything I find inspiring! You'll also see a lot of my stellar boyfriend Mike and my two lovable bulldogs, Georgia Sue and Pipkin LaRue. I make handmade hair accessories in my spare time and I'll soon be expanding my etsy to include my entire owl collection as well as lots of vintage goodies! I hope you'll stop by and say hello!" - Kaelah

Giveaway: 2-pack of autumn-inspired fabric rosette headbands.

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Hollie Would Vintage

"My name is Hollie and I live in Western PA with my sweet English Bulldog, Wheezy. I became a vintage lover/hunter about 2 years ago after I started to tag along to yard sales with my mom. Each Saturday morning is now devoted to treasure hunting with her. I focus mostly on vintage housewares and decor and find it so thrilling to discover that one piece sitting in the corner waiting for a new life. My own personal vintage collections at the moment consist of gnomes, birds and cameras!" - Hollie

Giveaway: I am giving away a sweet vintage necklace/brooch. It pictures 3 horses in a cameo type setting and hangs on a thicker gold chain. It can also be taken off of the chain and worn just as a brooch. It will look great with any vintage dress! :) (valued at $22)
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TO WIN ALL FOUR PRIZES:

Share your favorite Thanksgiving afternoon activity!
Winner will be announced on the 26th.

xoxo,
Rachel

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Little Ocean Annie said...

WOW!! These are all so amazing!
My favorite afternoon activity is playing Scrabble and watching old kids movies with my little siblings!

Carla said...

Nap!

amy.blose said...

Eating pie!

Andrea said...

My family will be playing some awesome flag football to get ready for the feast!

Kristie D said...

watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is hands down a favorite tradition of mine!

mandiegirl said...

Oh boy- a nap for sure!

Sarah said...

We normally all go out for a walk as a family after we finish our meal. Then if the turkey hasn't hit us yet we will play a game! Lots of laughter. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Thanksgiving activity is seeing my aunts and uncles, grandparents, and especially my cousins who live across the country. I miss them so much but whenever we have Thanksgiving it's like we're still little kids (:

It's funny how food brings people together.

katmckid at aol dot com

beca said...
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beca said...

Eating pie with amazing friends and bf. Life is good.

ashley bailey said...

looking through the black friday ads! ah. and eating the best pie in the WORLD.
ashley
ashley.kay@hotmail.com

Chelsea said...

having a nice glass of wine at the end of the night when all of the guests are gone and going to see a movie.

william said...

After the big meal, my husband and I take our nieces for a LONG walk. So much more energizing than napping in front of the tv!

This is an amazing giveaway btw.

schooley said...

After the big meal, my husband and I take our nieces for a LONG walk. So much more energizing than napping in front of the tv!

This is an amazing giveaway btw.

Anonymous said...

my afternoon thanksgiving activity changes every year. this year i am looking forward to playing with my nieces and watching elf.

Kirsten W. said...

a tie between a nap and board games! Thanks for the lovely giveaways!

Charlie said...

Playing Jenga... It's the only day we play it... and it goes on for hours!

Anonymous said...

eat, nap, eat, nap...

Elise said...

my favorite thanksgiving activity is sleeping. We have a "nap time" where after our early dinner, we all nap for a couple hours then get up and have pie and coffee, it's the best way to combat the food coma!
<3 Elise

Eliseives(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carolyne said...

After thanksgiving dinner, my grandpa always took the grand kids for a walk at a nearby park. It was late afternoon, before sunset, and it was so much fun to climb trees and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Hayhay said...

My fav activity has to be eating and hanging out with my family. :)

welikebobdylan said...

After dinner bonfires!

Rose Hudson said...

We don't have thanksgiving here in the UK... but if we did I guess it would be snuggling my bf on the couch with a nice mug of cinnamon coffee and scoffing my face full of chocolate!

brlracincwgrl said...

Favorite activity is eating and then relaxing while watching Football! :).

A tradition in my house!

scarthur said...

snacking, sometimes going for a movie and a nap is a must!

Victoria said...

Eating turkey and gravy, etc. and then passing out! Yummmm I love Thanksgiving and I love all those lovely giveaway items!!

Lindsey said...

drinking wine and laughing well into the evening with my mama, gramama and my aunties and then going back for round 2!

malori said...

Thanksgiving afternoon usually means knitting and eating some dessert :).

Michelle said...

I love all of the tradition that accompanies Thanksgiving. I love playing card games with my cousins, and eating of course, and laughs, and finally in the evening, go to the movie theater with my cousins and aunt. It's all about the traditions!

starsanderin said...

My favorite after Thanksgiving activity is looking at shopping ads, finding a good movie on TV or popping in a movie and kicking my feet up with the rest of the family and maybe catching a little nap!!!

Cassi Nolan said...

I love to nap after cleaning up! But my favorite part is waking up and nibbling on leftovers for the rest of the night, while drinking and playing card games with my family!

sarah jane said...

a nice post-meal walk, and then starting in on some leftovers! yum!

becca m. said...

Watching the first Christmas movie of the season, and playing board games with family! :)

Jen and Julz said...

I live in Canada, so we've already had our Thanksgiving, so this weekend afternoon, I'll be locked up in the library studying for exams-- thanks for the opportunity to win!

adammarymali said...

We take a short hike in the am so we can feel less guilty about eating all day.

Mary

Melany said...

My grandmother lives out in the woods and I always loved going through a walk after our Thanksgiving meal.

chelsea! said...

eating is #1 for sure but we like to hang out with family/friends talking and laughing and enjoying the moments.

Elizabeth said...

My favorite thnaksgiving activity is sitting around the table laughing and talking with friends and family.

Thanks for the fun giveaway

jennj42 said...

My favorite holiday activity is when everyone gathers around the table to play board games. Such a treat!

*kim* said...

Definitely the NAP! :)

Morgan said...

A nap!!

Although, this year we'll be getting everything ready because dinner is at our house at 5.

Janna Lynn said...

It is soooooo napping! I like to stuff myself full of food...and then nod off! :) Awesome giveaway! Hearts, janna lynn

Jane Wilker said...

Snuggling in bed with the bf, which we never get to do, eating, and playing apples to apples with my hilarious family


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lisaroyhandbags said...

Besides eating and eating, watching movies while we digest :)

Bekka said...

I love spending time with my family. It doesn't matter what we do.

kristen said...

i love taking a nice nap by the fire after eating lots and lots of yummy food!

KatieKelly said...

i can barely MOVE after our thanksgiving meal so my favorite afternoon activity is a NAP!

eef said...

going back for seconds!

and thirds.

And fourths.

gabriella said...

my favorite thanksgiving activity is just to hang around with my friends and family, enjoying our time together!

i am loving all the thanksgiving posts! being in canada i feel like i'm getting thanksgiving twice!

jessica said...

I would have to say watching movies & snuggling/napping!

LookUpAtTheRain said...

I would say naps! But actually, my favorite thing I've ever done on Thanksgiving was go bowling with my family and some friends from Africa!

Kenoshia said...

My favorite Thanksgiving activity is the nap afterward. I love my family, but I'm thankful for rest and relaxation as well!

The Moldy Cannoli said...

Being with family and playing games.

Love or Nothing said...

eating PIE!!! :)

comeupforair said...

My favorite Thanksgiving afternoon activity is playing Apples to Apples with my family. :)

gina said...

My favorite Thanksgiving activity is eating pumpkin pie. Its the one time of the year I get to indulge in it.

lizz said...

I love watching March of the Wooden Soldiers. :)

Erin said...

It's not Thanksgiving day, it's the day before, but for my high school swim team we have "Pie Day". Everyone on the team brings a pie and we end practice half an hour early and everyone eats pie. And then we have a pie fight and make a mess on the pool deck and have to clean it up. It's the best day of swim team.

Jill said...

Haha the amazing nap after the giant meal!

Anonymous said...

I love watching the Rockette's dance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. My favorite part used to be eating stuffing, but now I can't eat it (wheat allergy), so I replaced with the Rockettes. I also love that it's finally ok to listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies.

angela anne said...

my favourite thanksgiving activity is sitting outdoors with my family, laughing, being silly and enjoying fall! (Canadian Thanksgiving comes with autumn leaves and sunshine) <3

-Angela Anne
www.thesunshinememoir.blogspot.com

angela said...

board games...thats what i love most. but wait. getting a roll and filling it with turkey and noodles. that might be the best.
ha!

angela

Kaiti Kirkpatrick said...

The family will actually be in the same room for more than 30mins :]

Randi said...

Talking and laughing with my sisters while standing around the turkey, picking off tiny pieces and eating them after dinner. It's the BEST.

Ambershoemac@gmail.com said...

Usually my mom and I do something together while the guys watch football. This year we are making new covers for my couch throw pillows.

Christy said...

Watching Macys Parade in the AM, eating, watching Dog Show, put up some Christmas Bling!

kim said...

soaking in all the tasty aromas coming from the kitchen... anxiously awaiting the feasting that will soon commence.

(while also sneaking as many bites of the sides as i can!)

child of the universe said...

i love all these things! and my favourite is the HUGE basketball game me and my 6 sisters and 6 bro-in-laws play every thanksgiving.
thanks!

Michelle said...

Besides eating...napping, of course!!

Michelle Smith

alyssa johns said...

turkey induced nap!!!

Anonymous said...

a nap! :D

tanky
lnflamm@gawab.com

re*kindle said...

I spent many Thanksgiving mornings watching Macy's parade on tv while coloring the turkey coloring contest our local newspaper hosted every year. As an adult it still sounds like a fun way to spend the day.

Betsy J said...

YAY!
I love just chillin' with the family.We normally end up playing some sort of game and then nearly falling asleep,haha.Sad,but true.And good :)

elizabead@gmail.com

Megan Michelle said...

Going into a food coma AKA napping!

smooze13 said...

gotta go with post turkey coma. ...which doesn't happen since the kids. :-)

Erin Faye said...

going for a long walk with the family, talking and laughing.

emelie said...

for as long as i can remember, my family has had the tradition of putting up the christmas tree and decorations as soon as the thanksgivng meal mess is cleaned up. It is a tradition that i love till this day and will forever keep...just talking about it makes me excited!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
emelie

lauren ♥ said...

oooh, i think my 14 year old daughter would love these!

my favorite part of the afternoon is: lounging around and watching cable tv at my in-laws after our grand vegan feast! we don't have cable at home, so it's like a special little treat <3

Ray and Monica said...

Every year my giant family gets together for thanksgiving in Missouri. There are literally about 50 of us in one 3 bedroom house. It's crazy and loud and so fun. We play a huge game of trivial pursuit; guys vs. girls. It's my favorite part of November.

danielli said...

of course i love the eating, but the best thing about thanksgiving are what my family calls "LRTs," aka "living room talks."

my family is HUGE but we cousins are all close in age so we're really tight knit. we spend the time in between eating catching up on each others lives, making each other laugh, playing games, etc. it's the best.

Anonymous said...

Eating. Absolutely.

Tristan and Adam said...

watching A Christmas Story with the fam. It's the PERFECT way to get ready for Christmas!

jari spry said...

sweetest giveaway!
my favorite Thanksgiving Day activity is napping and watching Christmas vacation :) and Uno! :)
xo.
Jari

Molly said...

Listening to jazz music from the 40's and putting up the christmas tree!

audgbodge said...

favorite activity would be spending time with the family in the kitchen....and then eating!!!

Lacey said...

Does taking a nap count? Other than that I would say it's cooking and just being with family.

Thanks for the chance!!

Pinkrabbit said...

Going to see a cute movie is my favorite. It's how I saw the first Toy Story movies and I just love being able to go to the movies every year after eating. It's relaxing and cheerful!

Elyndis said...

Definitely board games with the family! <3

Alexa Raye said...

Eating is my favorite activity!

Anonymous said...

Eating, and then taking a walk with my mom & dog. And then, eating some more.

Alexa said...

Oh :-? We actually don't celebrate Thanksgiving day here, but if we did, I would absouletly love to EAT all day long, STAY and spend time with my loved ones.

Great giveaways, by the way ! ;))

Carly said...

I've been going to a potluck deal the past couple of years, so I spend the afternoon splitting up the leftovers for people to take home!

elisa said...

My favourite thing is hanging out with my family... we have great family get-togethers!

Traveling Mama said...

Hanging out with the family and eating, of course!

Heather said...

Planning my black Friday! I just started going last year with my grandmother and we had a blast! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tisha said...

Right after everyone's finished up eating and just before the cleaning up. There's a lovely lull in that moment.

kristine said...

Heyy (:

I'm from Canada so my Thanksgiving has already come and gone, but I defintely still have a favorite part!

Thanksgiving is "my mom's holiday" where all of her sister's and respective children come over to celebrate at our house. (4 sisters + 10 kids + their respective signifigant others ... ) now that my cousins are all getting older we take over the entire basement of my house & just enjoy each others company.

So I guess - sharing time with loved ones - but ALL my loved ones under one roof (:

Amy said...

Spending time with my family and eating stuffing. yum!

Anonymous said...

When I was younger, it was playing football with my cousins. Now that I have 3 children of my own. . . my favorite thing is trying to sneak in a nap!

Ramona said...

My favorite afternoon Turkey Day activity includes eating, sleeping and sale watching :)

amy lapi said...

thanksgiving afternoon=siesta time! haha

Amymarie said...

My favorite Thanksgiving afternoon activity is to just sit back in my seat pants and nibble on leftovers while playing cards with my brothers.

Rachel said...

Watching a Christmas movie and napping with my kiddos...

Allyouneedislove said...

laying around letting the turkey set in with my whole family! ahhhhhhhhhhhhh im so glad thanksgiving is here. keep calm and gobble on!

Anything but Bland said...

afternoon thanksgiving activity? Drinking two buck chuck wine with my grandma and laughing until our stomachs hurt! :)

love, polly

B said...

Of course my favorite activity is eating, but I also love the baking that I get to do :)

Susan Westberg said...

My family always goes through the Black Friday ads from the paper ... we have to get a game plan together!

Georgia Peach said...

My favorite Thanksgiving activity is playing games with all of my cousins after dinner!

Lacey said...

Lovely giveaway! My favorite thing to do thanksgiving afternoon is putting up christmas trees and lights and making the house warm, cozy and full of holiday cheer.

kelseyyyann said...

My favorite Thanksgiving activity, aside from eating, is making hand turkeys out of construction paper! Plus feather headbands and/or pilgrim hats.

Stephanie said...

I love to think ahead to the Thanksgiving season! :)

Dianne said...

I like to play pictionary or taboo. But, it depends on the group. Since I live away from home, I tend to have TG with friends so board games aren't always everyone's cup of tea. This year, I think I might manage a game of TG Jeopardy because the majority of attendees won't be North American. I hope people will go for that.

OKdanielson said...

just being in the presence of family and friends is a joy... but i always love to go around the table and hear what each person is thankful for.
xo.
katie

Holly S said...

A nice long nap after filling my belly!

Ladybird said...

cuddling up with my love and little ones and napping off and on while watching movies!

thedemuremuse.com said...

thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

my favorite thanksgiving afternoon activity is prepping the stuffing. maybe because stuffing is my favorite thing about thanksgiving (i could do without the turkey!)...

Kate said...

We always go to the movies on Thanksgiving while my grandma & aunt cook! We actually didn't do it this year & will go after dinner instead, but it's still my favorite part of the day. Tradition!

suburbansweetheart at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

my favorite is being with all of my mom's side of the family, eating turkey that my abuelita cooked el salvadorian style!!!! deeelish. family and eating is the best combination, if you ask me.

eaitkens said...

Taking a post turkey nap!

Jessica said...

We spend thanksgiving afternoon with all the junk catolouges we can find makring some pages for gifts and makeing christmas gifts from online shopping

pippirose said...

Eating...and laughing...having fun with family.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

April said...

Mine has always been a nice nap with the sounds of my rowdy family drifting in from the other rooms.

Anonymous said...

Napping!!!

Rylie Renee said...

hanging out with family: cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents. ohh yeah. :)

hope said...

Gossiping. That's always the best. ;)

Victoria said...

I like to drink coffee and catch up with my family.

Melissa said...

I love heading to the states with my boyfriend, and having two thanksgivings (I'm Canadian, but he's american - so we head to his place for American thanksgiving, and celebrate mine in Canada!)

Lisa! said...

Every Thanksgiving after brunch my female cousins and I take a trip to CVS/Rite Aid/Walgreens, whatever is around, to shop for lipgloss and nail polish and girly things while the boys all watch football. It's been a tradition since we were old enough to be out on our own =]

Christie said...

a long happy peaceful nap at my in-law's!

Soraia said...

Stuffing myself with food and talking to friends & family!

Libby said...

watching football!

janaetime said...

I love playing with all of my little cousins! They have so much energy!

PickleLady said...

My favorite Thanksgiving afternoon activity is playing cards and board games with my family.

thanks for the great giveaway!

Suzanne said...

MY favorite thanksgiving activity is playing games with the family. :)

the king of carrot flowers said...

Football, naps, snacking, and maybe some board games.

Allison said...

Laughing with friends, of course!

Emily said...

Eating dessert, drinking coffee, and chatting with all my female family members. We tend to have a little women's "powwow" after the big meal. : )

Kelly said...

My favorite Thanksgiving activity is not only eating but cooking also!

Rachel said...

My favorite part is when everyone gathers around the table to sort through the newspaper for the sales!

Austin and Molly said...

My favorite part is going on a walk after we feast, then coming home and winding down with coffee and dessert :)

Erin said...

Sharing with my family what we're thankful for. :)

Jenelle Morrow said...

Does napping count? :)

Candice said...

Besides eating?? Feeling miserable, waiting for that to pass & eating again. :)

FuNkY MoMmY said...

Going a big family reunion in New Jersey!

Anonymous said...

the unbuttoning of the pants after the last mouthful of food. It's like a little chorus of Bravehearts all around the table as our bellies cry out "Freedom!!!"

love, audi. said...

eating pumkin pie while flipping through black friday ads, then napping in the sun afterwards!

-audi <3

katie said...

celebrating my birthday!! : )
katie liz

Lyndee said...

in true american style, our family goes to see a matinee. :)

Anonymous said...

puzzles and board games!!

Charlotte said...

Oh my goodness, probably filling up on pecan pie and oreo dirt (yum!) and then wrapping up warm and taking a walk with my friends.

I hope you had a magical thanksgiving!

--Charlotte

Kaleigh said...

Drinking coffee and being lazy!

Andy said...

eating yummy leftovers

Love or Nothing said...

eating then sleeping! haha

Becky said...

Hey Rachel!
Hope I'm still in time!
my favorite part of thanksgiving is my family!! and playing board games and bowling :)

RobynH said...

As strange as it sounds, I actually enjoy doing the dishes. I don't do them alone, everyone gets involved in drying and putting away. It gives us a chance to chat while we all accomplish something nobody really wants to do, but can't avoid.

Jody said...

Getting out of the house, bundle up all the kids & go for a walk in the chilly air...

amber said...

Sitting around at Grandma's eating dessert with the Fam. Best times ever!

Miss Haley. said...

we play board games!
yesterday, we played yahtzee, tonight we're playing scrabble, and tomorrow night we're playing apples to apples.
(yes, thanksgiving is a 3 day event for my family.)
:))
xo haley

KT said...

Every year we forget to make at least one thing. One year - it actually was the Turkey. We had lasagna instead. Its become a hilarious tradition that we always try to break and it never EVER happens. This year, the cranberries didn't quite make it.

Katie

Jenn V said...

i love hanging out and watching "miracle on 34th street" with my family =)

jbell7 said...

My Aunt, Cousin, Uncle's Girlfriend and myself looked through magazines filled with crafts and ideas for Christmas interior decorating. Chatted up a storm, pointed out likes and dislikes.
Very enjoyable time.

Abbey and Chloe said...

This is such a lovely giveaway.

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is playing Scrabble with the family. :)

-Abbey
luvinorange(at)yahoo(dot)ca

tallynt said...

I love sitting down at the table to feast and before we stuff our faces, we go around the table and everyone says what they are thankful for, even the kids. It's great to hear what everyone says and I love hearing how my boys answers change from year to year as they get older.

Thank you for the giveaway, I hope you and your family had a lovely time.

alittlemuch said...

i love a
good rest
on thanksgiving
afternoon!
<3,
karri

Natasha said...

We like to drink hot chocolate and watch christmas movies. <3 - Natasha

kymmie said...

Napping!

Shannon said...

I love the feeling after everything is cleaned up in the kitchen and then I sit down with the sales papers and start planning.

Tara said...

playing board games and watching football.

Becca said...

Naps and holiday movies!!
Becca

kalbee said...

The eating is priority number one of course, but afterwards my family likes to lay all over each other on the couches and complain about our food babies while exchanging funny stories and laughing. It rare for us to all have that togetherness any other time of the year, so i really cherish those moments!

Lacey said...

Hot Chocolate! I have a mental block that won't allow me to drink it before thanksgiving - fall is for cider, winter is for hot chocolate!

Tara-Marie said...

My favourite Thanksgiving activity is jumping on my cousins' trampoline in the backyard, haha.

Kim said...

Hands down my favorite thing to do is play cards with my hubby's 89 year old grandma! i love her and it's just so much fun!!

xo

Anonymous said...

My favorite activity is cooking in my pjs since I usually make Thanksgiving dinner for my partner and me. Thanks for the giveaway. :)
-Laura
cutlinecrafts@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Cooking the dessert. =)

A Mom's Journey of Faith said...

Currently is napping with my 3 year old and 7 month old! Hehe! I love going to my mom's and decorating for Christmas. Its pure chaos while we do it but so much fun!

Lesley said...

My favorite activity is the lack of activity - napping!

Krystina said...

What a grand giveaway! I'm a little late but, my favorite Thanksgiving activity is when the family gathers to play games after eating =]
~ Krystina

Charis said...

EATING in fancy clothes...then playing games afterwards because we can't MOVE! Love this contest!

Kim said...

In my country we don't celebrate Thanksgiving (unfortunately!). But if we did, I think I would enjoy cooking and decorating the table the most. I would also enjoy watching the men doing the dishes. ;)

Kim

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