CREATIONS BY MARIE ANTOINETTE & EDIE MARIE

Welcome to our Team Blog! Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie have joined together to create a fun place to share our ideas and lives with all of you. We know that our teaming up has been confusing for some of you and we apologize. We will refer to ourselves as Marie Antoinette (the Doll Creator & maker of fabulous items) who lives in Peacock Paradise and Edie Marie (the creator of the posts and story telling on this blog & amateur crafter of many things in my "attic") who lives on Golden Pond. What great fun we have combining our forces!!

Thank you for stopping by to see what's happening in our studios in Peacock Paradise and on Golden Pond!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Little of This And A Little of That

Top of the mornin to ya Ladies and Gents!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Saint Patricks Day!!!

This is truly one of the times that I miss living right in New Orleans. WHY? Because I grew up in the Irish Channel. In New Orleans,they have a name for different areas.I know you all heard of the 9th Ward, because of Katrina. The lower 9th was all but destroyed,its been on National news for years now. Well I lived in the Irish Channel, Lots of Irish people there. We had the most wonderful St. Patty's Day parades there. I'm not even sure if its still there, but there was also a famous cafe bar,called Parasols. All the green beer you can drink and the most delicious roast beef Po Boys. Have any of you tasted a New Orleans roast beef Po Boy? Nothing like them. Tender roast beef with gravy so messy , it runs down your arms, with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, all on a foot long toasted, hot french bread. If it don't run down your arms,its not a good one. Send it back.

During the parade, they throw cabagges and potatoes at you from the floats, They also hand out Green paper roses and carnations, Well... you had to give a little kiss in return of course...LOL...And the most gorgeous horses. I was at one such parade, with my share of roses and carnations ...hehehe. When this one very handsome guy in a green mask on a white horse, just scooped me up and carried me though the whole parade right up in front of him. You can't see my face right now, but I'm grinning from ear to ear. A day I'll never forget.
HERE! is the REST of the story..........

I was on a date with my future hubby Bill, when I got scooped up by the handsome horseman, right in front of him and he could not get to me till the end of the parade. To say he was mad is an under statement. He left that nite to go back to Mississippi. He did not call me for two weeks. You see Mississippi boys weren't used to things like that. Anyway he finally forgave me. And alls well that ends well .
PS The handsome horseman would have put me down if I wanted. But come on now,we're talking about me...LOL.

Now here is a vignette that I made a couple of years ago for a good friend of mine. She wanted a Leprechaun. Let me tell you how I made the wall the Lep. is on.I took a block of wood and I glued those really light weight railroad rocks,that I painted onto the block. That was a fun job, one by one.

Here is another simple doll I made.Not much to her,but Hey!!! I sold her right off. Her name is Erin.


Now I want to thank some very talented and wonderful friends for these awards.The ones with tags,I'm not going to do that part of it, but you all know I love doing tags. If you notice this post is rather short for me. I've had a terrible chest cold, although better, now for 7 wks. And I'm just not up to par just yet. I know alot of you are suffering with this crappy mess. I pray all of you and me get over this soon.

The first award I was honored with is the Angel Award. It was given to me by one of my most precious friends Sherry of http://ediemariesattic.blogspot.com/ She said I was an Angel but she is the true Angel.

The next two awards come from the same person, who also is precious to me.She is one of the most creative people I know.She never stops. I think she creates in her sleep...LOL...You all know her, Lisa Kettel of http://faerieenchantment.blogspot.com/

The first award is the Proximiade Award.This is a very nice award . Here are the words that come with it. I'm so honored.

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. "

The next award from Lisa, is the Kreativ Blogger Award. I don't know how creative I am, but I thank her for this award anyway.LOL.I'm honored that she thinks I am.

want to thank these two beautiful people for these awards.They mean so much to me. Love you both to pieces. My arms are around you both.

There's my old truck, a 1995 Toyota Tacoma. I did not have to get a new truck, and I got to keep my old baby besides. As some of you know I did not want to part with my old truck. It still runs as good as a new one, she may be worn a little but that does happen with age, don't it?

We went to the dealership with all the intentions of getting a new truck, but the newer ones (Toyotas) are made a little bigger and the seats sit lowe to the floor,than the older models.Well I'm only 4ft.11 so you can imagine that my feet won't reach the pedals. I've always drove a straight shift. But we ended up getting this Toyota Camry- automatic.


I thank you all for stoping by.You all take care, and enjoy some of this springlike weather. Maybe soon it will stay warm and not tease us with beautiful days then a cold day in between.
XXXOOO Marie Antionette

61 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Toni, to get to ride in the parade in the Irish Channel!!! Scooped up because you are SO PRETTY!!! The only thing I got was hit on the head by a potato...LOL...

    I love the leprechaun you made, and the Erin doll...

    WOW, the new Camry, you will enjoy that, they ride so smooth you think the engine turned off!

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  2. I am happy to see you here again, you are on the mend now aren't you? I love this post, I know very little about St. Patrick's day as I live in Europe and of course only in Ireland (I guess) this day is celebrated. Fun story about you being scooped up. I love your dolls! Congrats on the awards and on having a new car too! Have a nice St. Patrick's day too, but first enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Hi sweet Marie my angel!

    WONDERFUL post! I'm so glad you even felt like doing it. Your Irish dolls are both so beautiful! You put so much time in on the scene didn't you? It's amazing! I LOVED the story about the rider scooping you up and carrying you off!

    I will call you later today! I received a package in the mail. It was sitting on my table when I got home from work last nite!

    Luv u sweetie! Sherry

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  4. I love the Irish Channel St Pat's day story!

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  5. Hi Marie,
    Top of the morning to you my friend. I would have loved to ride in that parade being the Irish gal that I am. My Father was Irish and my grandpa was from Dublin.

    I loved your story and the dolls you made are awesome.
    Your new Camry is a great looking car. Enjoy!

    So glad you are feeling better. That crude is bad this year. Takes so long to get over it. Knock on wood, I have been lucky so far.

    Congrats on all your awards. You deserve each and everyone!

    Big hugs, Celestina Marie

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  6. Hi dear friend Toni,
    I hope you are feeling much better. You are so talented, I just love your dolls.

    You are an angel and deserve all the awards. You also deserve your new ride. I'm so excited for you.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  7. HiYa dollface! As always such a great post! And, you always put a smile on my face when you stop by and pay me a visit! I truly love having you!!!!!!!! And, I too love the leprechaun and Erin!!!!!~ Hope you have a great Monday,(if that's possible!hahaha)

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  8. Hi Marie!

    You are so much fun, I loved this post!! I wouldnt have wanted him to put me down either! Your gorgeous and striking, that is why he scooped you up :) I love that you are 4'11!! I am only 5 feet tall :) Us little girls have to stick together :)

    Love your new car too! Congrats on the awards, you deserve them all! LOVE your dolls as always!

    Thank you so much for the comments on my collages :) I LOVE working with paper :)

    Big Hugs,
    Amy

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  9. Hi Love your new car..I am looking for a small truck so I can put my finds in the back! Thank you for comments...yeah Harvard is more interested in creating Facebook than cures!

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  10. Hi Marie!

    Thanks on all & I have missed you too! Hope this note finds you well & you are feeling better!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day 2 you & yours!

    Chris

    XOXO

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  11. Hello sweet Marie! I really hope that you get better soon. I am a teacher and I would get coughs and colds that lasted months! It looks like however, that you are back in the saddle creating beautiful things. Congrats on the ANGEL AWARD! YEAH! Bless Sherry, she is a great angel. Take care sweet one! Anita

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  12. I can't believe they throw cabbage and potatos on parade routes. Too darn funny. :-)

    Congrats on the new car - although I know you didn't want a new one, it's still a pretty sweet ride!

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  13. How romantic being swept off your feet by that horseman! My FIL who passed away last year was 100% Irish, born on St. Patrick's Day. We will have a small celebration to remember him by tomorrow.

    Nancy

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  14. Hi Marie - Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit, and thanks for the nice compliment. Like my title says, I blog about a Dab of This and That I took some time and visited your blog - Your dolls are beautiful!! You are very talented. Sorry you had to deal with Katrina. Have a good evening.
    Glenda

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  15. i love your parade story!!! how fun to be singled out from all the ladies to be scooped up and ride in the parade!!! that must have been such a thrill...sorry your hubby to be didn't enjoy it as much as you:)

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  16. OMG Girl how special to be grabbed and get to ride in the papade with a looker !! and don't you just love the face that the DH cared?? I thought that was so funny...I am irish also...all your work is beautiful...I am adding you to my list to follow love your blog..thanks for coming by mine...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  17. I would have stayed right up there on the horse too. It's not everyday a girl get's scooped and paraded around.

    It's so good to hear from you and read about how you're doing. There's nothing better than an old truck to putter around in, but that is a sweet ride you purchased.

    I hope you're feeling 100% soon.

    Have a Happy Day

    Kris

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  18. I just love the new look of your blog! So very, very pretty!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! : )

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  19. Happy St. Patrick's day Marie!

    SpOOky Cheers!
    Chris (-:

    XOXO

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  20. ohhh that irish parade sounds fun esp getting swooped up by a handsome irishman! I wouldnt of fought him off either! hahaha mississippi men lord they are something different! cant say I miss them lol Ill stick to my louisiana man! well I hear my nephew calling for me! off to tend to the little man! big mermaid hugs

    toodles-
    Sarah

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  21. I love, love, LOVE my Toyota Camry. By the looks of the picture, you even have the same color as mine! Enjoy!

    Have a wonderful St. Patrick's day!

    Teresa

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  22. Congrats as the new owners of baby Camry! ;)

    That is one kickin' truck, I'd be sorry to see it go as well.

    Now for the parade.. YOUR post kept me enthralled to the end! Even chuckling here at your friend there <--- who got hit in the head with a a potato.. how does one do that? LOL Then, I have not been to a concert since being slammed in the noggin by a combat boot.. I'll take the potato anyday!

    Your blog is ROCKIN' chica!

    Happy to be making dresses with you (S&C won't know what hit 'em).

    Art on, Monica :):):)

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  23. What a great experience. Sounds like a wonderful parade. Your dolls are really lovely. I like Erin and I can see why she sold so quickly. I loved reading this post. Thanks.
    Marie

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  24. Hi Marie,
    Thanks so much for the nice comments.
    Pretty car!!
    We are having Springlike weather here, I hope you do too!!
    Chat soon,
    Rosemary

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  25. You and I have the same car. :)

    I love the St. Patrick's Day story and I am now hungry for a Po Boy.

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  26. Thanks for stopping by and the well wishes. I hope your feeling better also! Love your St patricks day post!!
    hugs, gail

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  27. You tell the best stories Marie.The swooping you up made me think of "Pretty Woman ".My favorite movie.

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  28. Hola Maria Antonieta! WOW, congratulations on all those awards.... and oh I so hope you decide to participate in our Spring Party... is very simple, all you have to do is bake or buy some chocolate cookies and set up a pretty vignette... then send me a pic so I can add it to my post the day of the party... I will link it to your blog so people can come over here and visit and see more pics... that's all you need to do.... simple! ;)

    cielo

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  29. HI Marie, i havent done much blogging lately but need to get back in the swing. I have been paintng alot and working on my website and spending time with my grandbaby. We have all been sick with colds so i am ready for spring to get here and warm weather to prevail once again... I have had enough of winter. I wont one of those roast beef sandwiches you were talking about, made me hungry . And im trying to diet, tooooooo fat!!!!! love to you!
    suzanne

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  30. very good blog, congratulations
    regard from Reus Catalonia
    thank you

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  31. That ride sounds like a wonderful fairy tale to me and I would have done the same thing you did. What memories and what fun! You are just a tiny little thing at 4'11". I would have thought taller by the photos. Just goes to show you. Happy belated St. Patrick's Day. xo Lynn
    P.S. I got scooped up once and carried down the beach to the water's edge. A long time ago and a story to tell some day...maybe. :)

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  32. You made that beautiful doll...it is wonderful. My email is summersdarling@hotmail.com. Please tell me what you would like me to make in a pillow for you. Thank you for this opportunity.
    Sincerely,
    Pat

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  33. Hi Marie,

    Lovely to see you back again and so sorry that you have had a chest cold.

    I loved your Parade story and being swept off your feet by the handsome horseman!

    Have a happy day

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  34. I hope you are feeling much better now! I love the St. Patrick's Day creations...you are very talented!
    hugs,
    Sherry

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  35. Hi Marie! ~ AW Shucks and glad you enjoyed my post today. You know I'm a very private person with regards to my personal life. I'm working on putting more of myself "out there!"

    I knew you loved run & cokes too. Your hubby needs to take you out for a cocktail!

    Thanks for being such a sweet friend to me as always & have a great weekend. :-)

    PS: As for the records, I have very eclectic taste. I like a little of everything (60's, 70's, 80's, disco, classical, pop, alternative, R&B, dance) you name it.

    XOXO
    Chris (-:

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  36. Hello Marie,
    Thank you so much for visiting, I have been keeping busy. Congratulations on your new car. I am a truck girl myself as well, and cried when we had to turn in my little cherry red one when we had kids. So glad you got to keep yours. Take care!
    hugs,
    Carrie

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  37. Hi Toni! WOW~ your blog is so nice. Talented girl....I love the angel award you received, and the others too. How wonderufl.
    Thank you for the kind words on Becky's blog.....SO SWEET!!!
    HAPPY DAY!!!
    ~Nina

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  38. Marie antionette
    Oh how fun to grow up in New Orleans(:) and thanks on my baby makeover and baby Carter(:)
    Glad you came to visit..I'll be back soon..
    hugs, Patty

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  39. HI Marie, Sorry I haven't visited lately. We took a week's trip to Arkansas. We are a Toyota family. I used to have a Corolla and George had a Camry. They just go and go and go--and you seldom have to spend a dime on them other than tires and gen. maintenance. In 2004 we bought a Prius (hybrid). We LOVE that car. It gets over 50 mpg--and it is so comfy. We have over 120,000 miles on it now and hope it lasts another year or two.

    A belated Happy St. Patty's Day to you.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  40. Hello just wanted to say hi, I havn't posted here before.
    Cheers

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  41. Pretty Car!

    Pretty doll too - but what else would you make! hehe

    I love that story about you getting scooped up by the guy on the horse!!!! I recently heard someone say, that if you ever visit New Orleans, you'll always go back - often to stay!
    May be a good thing I've never made it there!
    Glad you are finally feeling better - keep getting better!
    :)Kris

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  42. Oh how I would have loved to attend one of those St.Patty's parades and I would have stayed with the handsome horseman as well! I laughed so hard when you said your man was mad. Men can be so territorial. The dripping roast beef sounds yummy! I love messy food! Congrats on your blog awars. You sure do deserve them!

    Sandy xox

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  43. Dear Marie Antoinette who speak the language is Catalan and the google translator is the English translation
    a big hug and thank you very much for your visit

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  44. Thanks for the New Orleans stories! I've always wanted to go there! I hope I get to someday!

    Your vignettes are lovely. Congratulations on your awards!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! It's always a pleasure to have you come by for a "visit"! :)

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  45. HELLO MARIE ANTIONETTE. I HAVE READ YOUR COMMENT TO A BLOCK OF “TÉ LA MÀ MARIA”. AND I THINK, THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS IS WRITTEN IN A LANGUAGE THAT YOU CAN NOT COMPREHEND.
    THIS LANGUAGE IS "CATALÀ", THIS LANGUAGE IT ISN’T A DIALECTS OF SPANISH, IT’S A LANGUAGE ITSELF AND ALL RULES. FOR TRANSLATE THE “CATALÀ” YOU MUST USE THE “GOOGLE TRANSLATE”, SELECT “CATALÀ” AS A LANGUAGE AND
    THE LANGUAGE YOU CARE ABOUT MOST AS TRANSLATION. AND SO YOU CAN ENJOY MUCH MORE THAN THE BLOGS WRITTEN IN OUR LANGUAGE. OWN OF THE CATALANS.
    THANKS FOR THE ATTENTION THAT HAS MADE ME SAFE, AND EXCUSE MY LIMITED ENGLISH.


    CARLES

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  46. can't go wrong with Toyota....I had my Celica for 23 years.. Greg had his little truck for many as well... now we have a Rav4... and next I will trade my cargo van for a Matrix... (when we finally quit hauling stuff around for our ever ongoing renovations) ...

    I have a little something at my blog for you...

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  47. Love your stories, I enjoyed reading them. Congratulations on the awards!
    Cheers,
    Margaret B

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  48. You always have the best best stories! LOVE that you got scooped up by a handsome horseman during the parade...I'd love to be in NOLA for St. Pats day...for sure they know how to party there!
    Great Leprechaun, and congrats on your new car!

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  49. Oh that St. Patrick's Day Vignette is so cute and the doll you made is pretty too....I loved hearing the story of how you got to ride in the parade....LOL! That PoBoy sandwich sounds delish....I've never had the pleasure of eating one of those, but I would love to!
    Girl, I can't believe you got a Camary....I got one just like that back in October, except mine's the light green metallic. I know you are loving your new Camary, because I am loving mine too!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Big Hug,
    Queenie~

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  50. oops I misspelled Camry....I knew something didn't look right! LOL!
    Queenie~

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  51. Hi my dear friend, I so much love our blog! The music was beautiful too and I felt like I was right there at the parade and watching it happen. What a lovely memory to have. Thank you for the compliment on my painting. I have felt the desire to paint again but it is important that I work on some other painting of roses so I have to put it on hold for now. There just is never enough time to do all I want to do! Glad you are on the mend. Take care, hugs and blessings to you! ~ Nichole

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  52. Hi Marie A,!
    You are lucky to have grown up in New Orleans!! Until I spent time there it I didn't understand. But I get it!! I do. Only once did I get to to experience St. Patties Day in NO.
    I will never forget. I remember the potatoes and cabbages and green beer and po boys. Listen, how many people have a St. Patrick's Day tale like yours to tell??
    Like your vignettes & your new ride!
    very nice.
    xox
    Constance

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  53. Hello sweet Marie! I do hope you are well. Just checking up on you to see if you are writing a new post. I love your music! Take care, Anita

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  54. Hi Miss Toni,

    Hope all is well and you are feeling like your old self. I bet you are out on the road just DRIVING!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  55. Hello girl...wow that much have been exciting being scooped up by a 'prince' on a white horse! Great creations you make....I admire anyone that can create such pretty things with their hands..thanks so much for coming by and for the sweet comment...hope you are feeling better and that you have a great weekend!

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  56. Hello,

    Just passing by and saying hello!
    Visit me anytime...

    ~ Gabriela ~

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  57. Hello, sweet bloggy friend!

    I came back over to say:
    Hope you stop on by for my 1st Blogoversary/100th post celebration! I'm even having a giveaway! Do come on over! Everyone is invited!!! :)

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  58. Hi Marie!

    I have an award for you! You don't have to do anything with it, just enjoy it!

    Big hugs & love, Sherry

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