SNAP recap +SWAG giveaway!

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is Whiteney Ulrich #103.

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Holy Cow! I’m not sure where to even begin this post. If you follow me on instagram or twitter you’ve probably seen me posting about  SNAP the conference which took place last weekend. It was seriously AMAZING! 350 creative women were brought together at Thanksgiving Point in Utah. The creative energy was unreal! One of the biggest goals for my blog is to inspire woman to create. It was uplifting to be around so many women with that same goal in mind.

I headed out early Thursday am with some of my blogging besties. I had my new business cards in tow, my posts were scheduled and I was ready to meet some of the most amazing women in the blogging world. Nervous… a little. Excited…a lot!

It was so fun to connect with so many friends. Instead of introducing ourselves we greeted each other with BIG hugs! After hundreds of e-mails, blog stalking and tweeting… I already considered some of these women some of my best friends. Meeting them in person just sealed the deal! ;) I know I will forget someone if I start listing names… but just please know I love you all!!

I connected with some of my FABULOUS friends and met so many new ones that I’m excited to keep in touch with. It felt like I was back in college… staying up past 2am, eating junk food all night long and just having a good ol time with my girl friends. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we tweeted in the same room, we did each others hair, we slept in… seriously it was SO much fun! As much as I love being a mom, it was actually really nice to just be ME for the weekend! It’s refreshing and gives me the power to be a better mom.


I feel so grateful to have been able to attend this conference and meet so many inspiring women. There were SO many great classes and workshops with unbelievable speakers! I felt honored to be chosen as a speaker. I really enjoyed speaking on my panel with Kim, Heather and Brooke. Our panel was on Creative collaborating which I think is key to a successful blog.

Some key points shared on our panel:

  • The more you start giving, the more you will receive.
  • Put yourself out there; people won’t come to you. You need to take the initiative.
  • Build a group of blogging friends you can trust and HELP each other out!
  • Surround yourself with people who will lift you up and inspire you.
  • Find a way to connect with your readers and build that community.

So here’s what I left with

  • A hundred NEW friends
  • Some awesome finds from the Queen Bee Market
  • Uplifted and inspired to do better
  • A reminder of who I am
  • Bags under my eyes (we seriously did not sleep)
  • A huge bag full of candy and SWAG–score!

Here’s what I learned

  • We all need 7 things: Safety, Trust, Appreciation, Respect, Validation, Encouragement and Dedication.
  • Inside each of us is a SPARK!
  • Be comfortable with taking risks.
  • Stay true to what and who you are.
  • Just be YOU!
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I want to give a BIG shout out to the SNAP team! The whole conference was organized so well and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Thank you so much for all the time and energy put into it. I love you all and cannot wait till next year!

Also a HUGE shout out to my amazing hubby! This trip would not have been possible with out him. He is seriosuly a ROCK STAR. I came home and the kids were happy, the house wasn’t on fire and laundry was folded. He even picked up some groceries and a new pair of sheets (Carson cut a hole in our previous ones… go figure). I love my man!

Here’s what I’m giving you:

Since you guys (my readers) are seriously awesome and are what make this blog possible, I thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway with some of the SWAG I received at SNAP.

Hand stamped ‘Just be YOU’ necklace by Amy Cornwell, 6 mason jar lids, cupcake liners, mini funky frame, stationary, lotions and a lot of other crafty things!

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment telling me one thing YOU admire about yourself. Yes I know this can be difficult, but you can do it! ;) The conference theme was to just be YOU, so I want us to embrace the good qualities we each have. That’s it, just a simple comment! :)

*Giveaway open to U.S. residents. Must be 18 years or older. Winner will be announced 5/3/12 at the top of this post*

Thanks ladies for making it all the way down to the end! Definitely save your pennies and COME with me next year! I’d love to meet you! There’s just something about giving your friends a big ol’ hug IRL!

Until next year my friends…

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Mindy Scott posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:25 am (#
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    The thing I admire most about myself is my ability to be a great mom to all four of my kids and keep our schedule going all week long no matter how many things we have going on.

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  2. Chelsea Howell posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:25 am (#
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    You’re right. That is a hard thing to do. But after some thinking, one of the things I admire about myself is my ability to adapt and go with the flow. Life can get so crazy, and so my ability to adapt and go with the flow of things has been so useful. :)

    P.S. Thanks for getting me to think about this. We get so busy it’s easy to forget ourselves sometimes.

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  3. Carly Delise posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:30 am (#
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    The thing I admire about myself the most is my past. I have made some bad decisions in my past, but I turned them all into learning experiences, and grew from them. My past makes me who I am today. I would not be nearly as cool as I am if it weren’t for my past!

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  4. Katie posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:32 am (#
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    I love that I always, ok…usually, look for the silver lining in things. Life is better when you smile!

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  5. Annie K posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:33 am (#
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    I like the fact that I can laugh at myself, when I do something silly, and not worry that someone will find out that I’m not perfect. :-)

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  6. Pamela posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:34 am (#
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    Hmm, it is hard! I believe that I am a caring person! I try to do anything I can, to help someone out!

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  7. Jen M posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:36 am (#
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    I consider myself very loyal; to family, friends, products. I stick with those I love. :)

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  8. Jessi posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:40 am (#
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    One thing I like about myself is that I’m ambitious. Sometimes that results in biting off a bit more than I can chew, but most of the time I enjoy having the motivation to take on big projects without fear!

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  9. Morgan Thomas posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:43 am (#
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    Wow this is hard! If I have to pick something about myself…I guess I would say that I like that I work hard and am very motivated to succeed!!
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

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  10. krista summey posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:47 am (#
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    the thing i most admire about my self is my patience with my husband’s career. being a military family there is alot of unknown, from going on a 2 week traning mission tomorrow to our upcoming deployment changing every month. its definitely not a life style for everyone and it does take some getting use to but ive come to love it and i support my husband 100%!

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  11. Charlotte posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:51 am (#
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    I admire my ability to overcome and stay strong.

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  12. Kimberly posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:56 am (#
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    What I admire most about myself is living with no regrets. When I decided to stay at home my oldest daughter was 17 months. Months before giving my resignation, my inner voice kept telling me there was more to life than a career. Dropping her off at daycare suddenly became mornings of tears from me not her. I couldn’t focus and truly felt a strong pull to stay at home. Never before did I think I would become a stay at home mom but I wanted to live my life with no regrets. Giving this new and foreign lifestyle a chance was worth putting my career on hold. If it didn’t work out, I could always go back. Almost 2.5 years later, I’m still a stay at home mother of two lovely, energetic girls.

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  13. Chris Cross posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:56 am (#
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    It is hard to talk about myself, but many people seem to admire my creative ability. I love this about myself.

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  14. MeganM. posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:01 am (#
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    This was hard. :) Something that I love about myself is my willingness to serve others. I love helping others out and I feel wonderful when I do.

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  15. Stephanie Hart posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:02 am (#
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    I admire my ability to be directly honest. I can see what needs to be said and say it without hesitation but always in love. I know what’s ahead for people and allowing them to stay stuck in something that hurts themselves and hurts others is not loving.

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  16. Melanie posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:04 am (#
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    Oooh maybe I will go next year! I really wanted to go – what a great recap! So happy you had a wonderful time :)
    I admire that I have a heart for others!

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  17. Chelsea Duncan posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:05 am (#
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    Over the last year I have noticed how strong I am. I have had my breakdowns, sure, but overall I can withstand and overcome a lot. I am very proud of myself for that because I know it helps keep my little family going.

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  18. SimplyMe posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:06 am (#
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    This is so wonderful that you were able to meet so many creative people and exchange ideas.

    I wish I lived close by, and would have loved to enter this great giveaway.

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  19. Lady J posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:10 am (#
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    The thing I admire most about myself is my ability to speak in public. I love to do it especially when it is in a teaching environment.

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  20. Catherine posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:16 am (#
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    I admire my ability to make my sons pee their pants laughing. :)

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  21. Ashley A. posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:28 am (#
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    I admire my work ethic and my ability to continue to work hard at something until it’s done properly…lol. That was weird :)

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  22. Rhiannon posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:29 am (#
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    I am so jealous of all of you who got to go! Wish I was closer so that I could join all you lovelies! Ok, yes this is a hard one…. I have to say that I admire myself for where I am today in my life. Everything that I have been through during my childhood and the things I still struggle with I amaze myself that I am a strong successful person. I am my own person and I dont let people change me, take me or leave me, this is what you get.
    wow that feels good to say too!

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  23. Ashley @ Cherishedbliss posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:32 am (#
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    What I admire most about myself is that I generally do not stress about things. Of course I go through stress, but overall what happens happens and I just go with the flow! I’m not uptight at all! It makes life for myself and my family much more enjoyable.

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  24. Becky Greene posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:32 am (#
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    The thing I admire most about myself is my willingness to help others.

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  25. Heather posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:37 am (#
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    I admire most about myself is that after many years of doing what was comfortable and staying away from the unknown, I stood up for myself and took on a new life adventure. I quit my job to be a stay at home mom, which I love, signed up for classes and went back to school, and took a big step out of my comfort zone and became an Independent consultant for a direct sales company!

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  26. christi posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:39 am (#
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    Let’s see….I like my determination, my loyalty, my creativity, my smile, and my life!
    Christi in MA

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  27. Michaela posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:41 am (#
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    I’ve got great time management skills! Thanks for sharing some great swag!

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  28. Cheryl @ That's What Che Said posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:46 am (#
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    The thing I admire most about myself is the type of friend I have become. I have learned from previous mistakes and worked hard to fix them and become a better friend.

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  29. Tamara posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:53 am (#
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    I love how creative I am. Looks like you had a great time!

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  30. Stephanie posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:54 am (#
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    This is a hard question!!! But the thing that I admire the most about myself is my drive. I drive myself to be the best mom, computer analyst, friend, person, etc. that I can be. I am a working mom and I am always doing what I can to provide for them financially, emotionally and physically for them to have a great life. Anything that I have to do to achieve that, I will do.

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  31. Dianna F posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:54 am (#
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    Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Something I admire about myself? I love to serve…you know: when we’re helping we’re happy!

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  32. Dezi A posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm (#
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    I think I’m actually very forgiving. Or forgetful. ;)

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  33. Sarah L posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm (#
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    I admire my strength to keep going…as hard as it is at times, if I really think about it, nothing has stopped me yet :)

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  34. Kim McEvoy posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm (#
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    I know this is what my husband would say, but I can sure stretch a buck! I can re purpose, fix, make and create just about anything i want for super cheap and thrifty.! hobbies dont have to drain the bank!

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  35. Heather Ward posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm (#
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    Believe it or not… but I’d admire myself for being on time.. (most of the time ;) ) I REALLY REALLY hate to be late, so I try to always been on time.

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  36. Jill posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm (#
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    Jamielyn, thanks for sharing about SNAP! Sounds like fun! Man, that is hard to find a quality that you like about yourself…rarely do I sit down and think, “wow, I love ___ about myself”….so I guess if I had to pick something I love about myself it would be my “never give up attitude” that I learned from my parents at a young age. Hope you have a great day! SMiles, Jill

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  37. Heidi posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm (#
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    I admire my ability to let the majority of things just slide off my back!

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  38. Nicki posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm (#
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    I am pretty good at rolling with hard things that come my way and finding the good in everything. I’m also pretty creative.

    Thanks for this giveaway! I’m glad you had so much fun!

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  39. Lani Derrick posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm (#
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    I’m working hard to find the Positive in everything. It’s my 1 Little Word of the the year. So I guess I admire that I am always trying to grow and improve myself!

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  40. Briana Richardson posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm (#
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    One thing I admire about myself is that I am able to go with the swing of things. It’s something that is important having seven young children.

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  41. Amy Walker posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm (#
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    I think the quality I admire most about myself would be my loyalty to my family and friends….I have always had a very close and good relationship with my family and friends. They always know they can count on me for good and bad times.

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  42. Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm (#
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    The thing I think I admire most about my self is my heart. I was born with a very soft heart, which at times causes pain but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I am easily brought to tears hearing of others struggles and I love a lot. <3

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  43. Leah posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm (#
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    Hmmm…My hubby and I move every 18 months for his job. I guess I admire my ability to be happy wherever we are. I try to jump in with both feet everywhere we live. It’s heartbreaking when we leave but I always want it to have been a good experience or else I feel like we’re just wasting precious time.

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  44. Lauren @ All Things Homie posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm (#
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    I’m pretty easy going and confident in myself. I don’t let others get to me which means I don’t waste time dwelling on things that are unimportant. This has been beneficial in my personal and professional life!

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  45. Tori posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#
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    One thing I admire about myself is how I am so determined. Once I set my mind to something I don’t stop until I achieve it!

    The SNAP conference looked like a blast! I’m hoping one day I will get to go!!

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  46. Chrissy posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#
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    I admire that I am always willing to do things for other people. :)

    and Im totally jealous of your crazy fun weekend!

    -Chrissy

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    • Julie M. replied on April 26th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      I am a positive person and I always look for the silver lining in everthing and everyone!

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  47. Mica Staheli posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm (#
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    I am a great multi-tasker!:)

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. nestra posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm (#
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    I am fiercely loyal to my family and friends. I feel like an insult to them is the same as an insult to me.

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  49. Susie posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm (#
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    I admire my green thumb–I love this time of year where I can spend lots of time in the garden!

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  50. Jennifer posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm (#
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    I Like that i feed my kids pretty natural food. Right now, I am breastfeeding my youngest and making his baby food from whole foods in my blender. I make our own bread. We get milk from a dairy. This takes time and effort, but I like that I am putting the effort into these things. Oh, and I like to sew. I am pretty selfish about my sewing time. So I like that I have this hobby, too.

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  51. Laura A posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm (#
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    I would say I admire that I have a very tender heart. Always the peacemaker in my family!

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  52. Jessica posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm (#
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    Oh I want to go next year SO badly. It looks like so much fun!

    The thing I admire most about myself is that I can tackle anything thrown my way. Regardless if its an unexpected pregnancy at the age of 19 or something simple like last minute dinner guests–I know Ill do whatever I have to, to pull it off.

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  53. Mejia Mamma posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm (#
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    The key things I admire in myself is my honesty, creativity & my strength to overcome obstacles in life…which I had tattooed on my foot/ankle a few years ago {‘strength to overcome’} …it’s a constant reminder that I am strong…as a person, a wife, a mother, a friend.

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  54. Melissa Moore posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm (#
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    I admire my ability to try new things. I might be good at everything I try or even like it all but at least I try!

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  55. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm (#
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    I guess the thing I like best about myself is my strength. I’ve been dealt a hard medical blow that will never go away, but I’m able (with a lot of help from my family and from above) to do all I need to, and sometimes even more. I don’t give up, and I won’t give in.

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  56. Leire posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm (#
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    I live in Spain, so I suppose I can not participate :) but still…I was feeling down and I thought it was good exercise to try and think what I admire most about me…

    I think this would be my honesty. There are times that it is not much appreciated…but I firmly believe honesty its well needed.

    I love your blog :) Creativity everywhere

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  57. Becky D posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm (#
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    One thing I admire about myself is my ability to give and not expect to get back. I prefer to not be in the limelight, but I have a gift of helps and I try to help out wherever I can and I prefer not to be made a big deal of. Not sure if that makes sense to you, but it does to me :) Looks like you had a fabulous time – I am hoping to make it next year!

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  58. Allyson posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm (#
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    First of all…what a fun time! As for what I admire about myself – I am definitely a mover and a shaker. I get things done…I suppose the nice way to say that is perseverance.

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  59. Heather posted on April 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm (#
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    I admire that I can be a full time mom while holding down a full time job – and do both well.

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  60. Megan posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm (#
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    I admire the fact that I changed my life course and joined the Army at 25 years old. Wasn’t easy but something I had always wanted to do. I will NEVER regret that.

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  61. Whitney Paddock posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm (#
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    One thing I like about myself is my ability to get everything done…the cooking, cleaning, bill paying, and everything involving my kids. My husband said I can’t die because he’d be lost :)

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  62. Deborah posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm (#
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    That’s a hard one. I guess it would be my ability to try always to see the other side of the situation or how someone else might see it. I try to be helpful to everyone and can and especially be greatful in all things. It looks like SNAP was alot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Keira posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm (#
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    What I love most about myself is my ability to FINALLY love my ugly side. I’m very emotional but learned to hide it especially from my family. I recently learned that it is ok to cry if I’m happy or sad, thanks to my amazing husband and 2 year old son. Its amazing that he is able to see all goods and bads of life!

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  64. CB posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm (#
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    Looks like a fun time!! What I admire most about ME…is the devotion/love I have for my family! I enjoy being a wife and Mom.

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  65. Lindsay posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm (#
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    Something I admire about myself is that I {most of the time} see the good in people, and I trust until I’m given a reason not to rather than making someone earn my trust.

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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  66. Audra posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm (#
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    The one thing I admire most about myself is that I have the ability to figure things out. I taught myself to sew, crotchet and digital scrapbook, and while I am certainly not an expert yet I have learned enough to accomplish many fun projects.

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  67. Heidi posted on April 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm (#
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    This is a hard question! The thing I admire most about myself is my sense of humor!

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  68. LaVonne posted on April 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm (#
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    Very thought provoking! :)
    I would say, I admire my ability to mother my children.
    Not having a mom around definitely inspired me to be the best mom I could/can be once i had my children!

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  69. Natalie B. posted on April 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm (#
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    Oh dear… I’ve been thinking over this for several minutes now and it’s definitely a tough question! I am admittedly stubborn, and while it can be a bad thing, there are times when it’s a very good thing. This stubbornness has given me sort of a spitfire personality, and after watching my sister be walked all over in her marriage, I have decided that being a spitfire is a good thing. Luckily my daughter seems to have it as well, and while it drives me crazy sometimes, I think it’s good in the long run because she’ll be strong enough to stand up for what she thinks is right. Spitfire is a good thing! :)

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  70. Jade posted on April 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm (#
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    I admire the fact that I always try to do the best I can – I fall short – a lot – but I try

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  71. Lindsay posted on April 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm (#
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    I think I do a pretty good job at making my children each feel special & unique in their own way. I was a middle child–4 siblings, so I often felt I was just thrown in the shuffle of life. Yay, I totally have middle child syndrome. :) So I guess that is one thing I admire about myself–the ability to make my child feel important! :) Thanks Jamielyn!

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  72. Stephanie posted on April 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm (#
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    I appreciate that I am crafty. After a few years of scrapbooking and paper crafting I’ve gotten to a place where I can find inspiration and roll with it. The best thing ever is when the completed project on my desk matches the idea that was in my head!

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  73. Krista posted on April 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm (#
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    I’m pride myself on being very trustworthy.

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  74. Kassi @ Truly Lovely posted on April 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm (#
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    It all looks and sounds like so much fun! I WILL go next year! I’ve decided! ;) Let’s see… one thing I admire about myself is my loyalty! Once we’re friends, I will always be your friend!

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  75. Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm (#
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    It looks like everyone had such an amazing time. I definitely want to go next year!

    The thing I admire most about myself is how much I love and care for my husband and children. I get told a lot that I’m a great mom and hubby tells me all the time I am a great wife. After a while, when I sat down and really thought about it and didn’t compare myself to all star moms, people were right. I rarely think about what I want to do anymore, I can’t spend money on myself without spending money on them, I do everything because of the blessings I have in my life now.

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  76. Nelly posted on April 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm (#
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    I admire my ability to plan everything! I am a planner and it helps ease the stress on certain projects or events!

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  77. KittenJen posted on April 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm (#
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    I think my most admirable quality is my creativity. I use decorating my home, taking photographs, and scrapbooking as my creative outlets and I’d like to think I excel in those tasks.

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  78. Terri posted on April 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm (#
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    One of the things I admire most about myself is the ability to not let what others say or do affect me. I feel I lead a pretty drama-free life, and I really just go with the flow. I’m trying to instill that same way of living in my children, which is difficult sometimes since they are in middle and high school!

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  79. Margaret Rosenbrook posted on April 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm (#
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    The one thing I can think of that I admire about myself is to make decisions and then to act on them. My husband is the opposite, it takes him forever to make a decision and then he has to think on it to make sure it is the right one. I get way more done because I try not to over think things and just decide and act.

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  80. kelly posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm (#
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    wow! sounds like you had a great time and lots of goodies too. Hmm, something I like about myself is my figure. =0) I used to hate how I was made (big butt, hips, etc.). A friend very sweetly encouraged me that while I may have some weight to lose (I lost 40lbs!) that God was someday going to give me a husband who adored the way God made me. Now, being married 14 years and 4 kids later (40lbs are STILL gone) and I truly have learned to love and appreciate just how God uniquely made me and more importantly….that it pleases Him to have created me just the way He did, curves and all.

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  81. HeatherM posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm (#
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    I admire my ability to listen and empathize with others.

    It looks like you had a wonderful time at SNAP. Thanks for the great pictures and thoughts. :)

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  82. Marty posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm (#
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    This is a tough question. My answer is that I’m really good at what I do. I’m a nanny, and I often struggle with feeling like the least succesful, least grownup, etc. of my friends. But the truth is I’m great with kids, and my job is extremely rewarding…

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  83. Annie posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm (#
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    The thing I love about myself is I’m a devoted friend, wife, and mommy!

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  84. lynn b posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm (#
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    I admire that when I need the strength to get things done it is there!

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  85. Michelle R posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm (#
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    I LOVE your pictures and the inspiration you came back with to help us new bloggers out!!

    Wow…kinda seems weird to think about what I admire in me. I admire about me is that I am a happy. I am not a moody person. If I am not well, then you would see a difference in me…maybe more reserved and not so outgoing. I am usually always smiling and laughing and wanting to bring a smile and happiness to others. If I can make someone smile or better yet laugh, than I have accomplished my goal!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  86. alyssa c posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm (#
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    I admire most about myself my ability to hold my tongue! It has definitely saved me several times in my life! :)

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  87. Michele Long posted on April 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm (#
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    I think I am a great mom to my 4 little kiddos… (most of the time.) We love playing outside, doing crafts, and having fun together. :)

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  88. Amy Elizabeth posted on April 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm (#
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    The one thing I admire about myself is overcoming years depression. After struggling with this problem for most my life, I decided in my mid-thirties to kick the bad habit and truly LIVE. Because of God’s abundant love, he gifted me with a husband and wonderful friends to help me along the way. I can now say, depression no longer has it’s stronghold on me. I am truly FREE!

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  89. Andrea posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm (#
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    Lol, this IS tough! But I’d have to say, I admire the fact that I’m able to keep pushing through, no matter what life is giving me at the moment. The rough times make the good times sweeter. :)

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  90. janessa gendron posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm (#
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    One thing I admire most about myself is I dont beat myself up for failed attempts at being creative! For Instance I tried copying a painted bottle craft, and I failed misserably!! For some reason my paint wouldnt stick to my bottle :( O’well, at least I tried! Or when I tried a new crockpot recipe out on the family and it was barely edible! OOps! At least I have a supportive husabdn and family!

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  91. Michelle Wimp posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm (#
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    i have to say loyalty.

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  92. Cherie Goyer posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm (#
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    What do I admire about myself… oh man, I guess I would say my independence. That may sounds weird, but we are military family. Yes, I miss my husband when he is gone, but I have my own life, and keep myself busy while he is away. My independence is what gets me through it all. Life goes on. There is no point to waste the little things in life waiting. You still need to live, and do what you love. I will never give that up. It makes me who I am. I am an independent person who with my husband, I am amazing, but I am still amazing when I can’t have him near by! :)

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  93. Haley Grossman posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm (#
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    One thing i admire about myself is that I am not afraid to try things i have never done before…sometimes I succeed and lots of time it is an epic fail…but u never know if you don’t try!

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  94. whitney freeman posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm (#
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    One thing that I admire about myself is how compassionate and sensitive I am. I have recently learned to really embrace this about myself. For the longest time I hated that I could literally cry at the drop of a hat, or that when other people went through hard things I could almost take on their pain. My family jokes with me all the time about how I can cry at every commercial on Tv or any silly TV show that is on. But I have found I am truly able to connect with people when they hurt and really be there for them and understand. And while I may cry… a lot…=] I am proud that I can be that sensitive.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win all these amazing things! I so wish that I could have been part of that awesome event!!

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  95. Whitney Ulrich posted on April 27, 2012 at 12:22 am (#
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    That is hard. Probably what i admire most about myself is my work ethic. I am a really hard worker especially once I set my mind to something. BTW it was so good to meet you at the Queen Bee Market on Friday. My mom introduced us (Leanne from organize and decorate everything) you are darling. Maybe if i save my moneys I will see you at snap next year.

    Whitney Ulrich
    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com
    [email protected]

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  96. Laura at Top This Top That posted on April 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm (#
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    One thing that I admire about myself…. I am a very caring person ( almost to a fault)

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  97. Dollie posted on April 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm (#
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    One thing I admire about myself is that I love with all my heart, and that I want everyone to be happy :)

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  98. Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:06 pm (#
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    Wow, that is hard! It’s always so much easier naming all the good qualities in others than to name our own. I guess I admire my honesty and integrity. I always try to do what I know is right.

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  99. becca holt posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:35 pm (#
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    I love that I’m not afraid to try something new. Whether it’s a new hair cut or new paint on the wall or new nail polish color, life’s too short to never take risks and I’ve almost always loved the outcome from trying something new! Thanks for sharing your swag with us!

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  100. Cindy Brooks posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm (#
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    The thing I like best about myself is that I’m not afraid to speak up on my own behalf or on someone else’s!

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  101. susan posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:48 pm (#
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    I’ve never really thought about what I admire about myself . . . I guess I would have to say it is my ability to juggle. Being a mom is a full time job in itself but I also do have a full time job outside the home and I think I’ve been doing better with not spreading myself too thin in either place.

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  102. Tiffanie posted on April 27, 2012 at 12:04 am (#
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    This is tough! I can think of a million things I admire about others that I love but not me. I guess if I had to choose it would be my strength. I have endured a lot of three years of being sick and bedridden. I was in a wheelchair unable to walk, gained weight, was hospitalized, had tons of procedures but I am coming through it alive and strong in my faith, relationships with my family, and just getting stronger altogether. (thank God for crafting it has kept me inspired to do better all the time)

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  103. Amy posted on April 27, 2012 at 1:28 am (#
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    This is a good question but a hard one to answer. We usually only think about the negatives when we think of ourselves. I guess I admire that I am a good friend. I try to help out without any thought of what I would gain. Just being available for whatever my friend needs.

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  104. Mandi Roth posted on April 27, 2012 at 2:38 am (#
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    I admire that I am very thoughtful and compassionate. I would do anything for anyone and always thinking of others. This was a very hard thing to do… :) but your absolutely right! Thanks! Loved reading about your fun weekend!!

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  105. Anne Marie posted on April 27, 2012 at 4:17 am (#
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    My best trait is being able to listen to people – I seem so be the confidant for so many people. I am a good listener and never repeat anything told to me. I feel my friends know this and know that I am trustworthy.

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  106. Kim posted on April 27, 2012 at 4:21 am (#
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    This looks like so much fun. I am so glad you had such a great time. I like that I love my family so much and I try to let them know very often how much I love them and appreciate them. I am so blessed.

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  107. pruttybird posted on April 27, 2012 at 4:39 am (#
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    Definitely not easy to think about what you admire about yourself but one thing I admire about me is being there for my family and friends and always willing to do what I can to help no matter the situation.

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  108. Susan N. posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:26 am (#
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    Uggh! Admire about me??? I’d have to say that I admire my commitment to things. For instance, once I volunteer, or say yes, or make a decision about something, it’s as good as done. I follow through, and make sure that I have complete everything. Especially when other people are involved.
    Love, Love, Love your Blog!! And such a great giveaway, Thanks!

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  109. Amber posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:40 am (#
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    I like my ‘whare-with-all” I’ve been through a lot of tough stuff but I’ve always made it. Maybe not pretty or smoothly but I’ve always made it and I’m stronger after.

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  110. Gina posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:42 am (#
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    One thing I admire about myself is my patience. I was never a patient person but after my kids came along I learned that its a must! Now when “life happens” I go with the flow….

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  111. Andrea posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:58 am (#
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    One thing that I love about myself is my fiery temperment. I am all in, be the situation good, bad or ugly. Now, this does get me in trouble sometimes, but it’s who I am! :)

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  112. Erin S posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:10 am (#
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    my fierce loyalty!

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  113. Karen posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:22 am (#
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    Hi- it is hard to think of things to say about ourselves but I must say that I admire my faith and belief in God. It is a daily work in progress to read and study the Bible but I am driven to be the best child of God that I can be and I submit to God continually so that he can mold me into the person He wants me to be.

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  114. Raejean posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:24 am (#
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    I admire my efforts to enjoy what I’m doing, even if it’s not the most enjoyable thing – like laundry. It’s all part of having a positive attitude and to love life.

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  115. Bekah posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:25 am (#
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    This is difficult… I guess I’d say, I like that I’m pretty easy going, go-with-the-flow. I don’t get too moody or crazy over things.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  116. Brenda posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:37 am (#
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    One thing I admire about myself if that I can make friends no matter where I go, whether I know anybody to begin with or not. I was in the military, and I’m married to a retired Army careerist, so I learned to “root” wherever I was “planted”. I have found friends from all over and am still in touch with most of them.
    Thanks for the chance to win some great “swag”. :)

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  117. karla duran posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:51 am (#
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    The thing I admire more of myself is being able to move thousands of miles from my family and to survive 9 years, letting God to take control of my life, to created a better woman, wife and mom.

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  118. Leah Sharpe posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:30 am (#
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    I admire that I can find some kind of positive in pretty much any situation and that I’m dependable. People know they can count on me to do things that I say I’m gonna do and they can ask me hard questions and get honest answers.

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  119. Lisal posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:35 am (#
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    I admire my ability to walk away from the computer when I hear a 3 year old waking up from her nap who needs a Mom.

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  120. Robin posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:47 am (#
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    What do I love about me? Wow, I haven’t thought about that in a long time! I would say that what I love most about me is that I’ve learned to accept that its ok to let some things go in order to put my family first! By doing this I have a much happier and stronger family. (it’s ok to let the dinner dishes sit until the children are in bed so that i can enjoy that time together when daddy is home with us, etc)

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  121. Lisa posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:51 am (#
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    I think one on my good qualities is that I strive for excellence which means that I always try to do the best I can and be excellent in the things I do. That doesn’t mean perfection, but I feel good knowing that whatever the outcome, I’ll really tried my best and gave my 100% in the given circumstances.

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  122. carrie posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:52 am (#
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    my cooking. i like my own cooking, even when it’s bad, lol!

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  123. Judy posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:55 am (#
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    I love that I am a passionate, creative, 6-year breast cancer survivor! There is nothing I can’t do!

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  124. Liz Fourez posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:01 am (#
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    hmm.. this is tough to say something about yourself! I think I admire my determination. When I set my mind to something, there’s no stopping me. Like when I first moved into my hubby’s bachelor pad and decided I wanted a dresser moved upstairs…but hubby was at work. I stared at the dresser a couple minutes, took a deep breath, and got that puppy up the stairs!

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  125. Rose posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:31 am (#
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    If someone needs me I make sure I’m there….
    I know how hard it is for someone to ask for a favor. So when the opportunity knocks I do whatever I can to put that person first and make them know they can always count on me! It can be difficult at times but it’s the best feeling in the world when you have great friends that count on you as much as you count on them! Love the idea This made my day. Sometimes it’s hard to think about what makes you so special. But when u say it out loud it’s like u have super powers. Thanks again!

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  126. Ellen posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:40 am (#
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    I guess my most likable trait is I like to give without recognition for the act. I love to share my love of hobbies (crochet, rubber stamping, scrapbooking) and often send cards or produce gifts for our teachers in the district in which I work. But I would prefer that any recognition would just go on quietly. I guess I have always been crafty and don’t see that it is anything out of the norm, but those who don’t craft don’t see it was a part of an everyday life.

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  127. Christina P posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:10 am (#
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    I admire how loyal I am to my friends and family, some of them know it, but some of them are clueless :) Sometimes I am loyal “behind the scenes”.

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  128. Marin D posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:12 am (#
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    I think the thing I admire most about myself is my compassion for others. I constantly think about how my actions will impact others and try to be the best me to lift them up or be excited and so on…

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  129. Kris posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:14 am (#
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    The thing I like most about myself is my ability to make the most out of things by being creative and focusing on playing up positives. Whining about what we don’t have or what is “wrong” in life is such a waste.

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  130. C.C. posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 am (#
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    I think being patient. Sometime things can get crazy at time so I always remind myself of the quote “keep calm and carry on”.

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  131. Candee Jenkins posted on April 27, 2012 at 10:08 am (#
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    I admire that I am gaining the ability to make friends easier. We recently moved, and I made it a goal to be more outgoing and make friends. I have made some awesome friends that now I am leaving, but will always stay in touch with.

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  132. Melinda T posted on April 27, 2012 at 11:44 am (#
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    One thing I admire about myself is my honesty and tact!

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  133. Felicia Woodward posted on April 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm (#
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    The ONE thing I admire most about myself is my intelligence! I never felt stupid and I always got good grades in school (except math, but that doesn’t count, does it?).

    Thanks or this great giveaway – what a way to inspire!

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  134. Stephanie Pyrah posted on April 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm (#
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    I feel that I am very good at serving my friends and others around me. If you need something, just ask! I’m constantly ask friends if they need help with their kiddos when they have other things going on or if they need dinner. And sometimes my service to my friends makes me reflect on how well I am serving my family and how I can do better!

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  135. Jen posted on April 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm (#
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    What I admire about my self is my servant’s heart for others.

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  136. Raysha posted on April 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm (#
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    The thing I currently admire about myself is that I homeschool my son. I didn’t want to, in fact, I never wanted to……..but it is important to my husband. I’ve found I CAN do it and that I have a little more patience than I had thought! :)

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  137. Mandy posted on April 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm (#
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    I’m just beginning to get into the crafting/party world professionally and am hoping to attend the snap conference in the future! One thing I admire about myself is my ability to do a variety of things well. Pinterest is a challenge to me because I want to make one of everything!

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  138. Krista van Langen posted on April 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm (#
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    Thanks for making me think about this. I like the fact that I can have patience, even when times get tough.

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  139. Tausha Wierlo posted on April 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm (#
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    I think the thing I admire most about myself is my ability to love unconditionally. I have so much love for everyone, even those who have hurt me – or done me wrong. I just can’t help but justifying others actions – and forgiving them and continuing to love them regardless. I’ve always been this way – it’s been hard sometimes, but just who i am.

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  140. Debra P posted on April 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm (#
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    I like how I can make everyone else feel comfortable in situations that you don’t normally.

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  141. Tracey F posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm (#
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    One thing that I like about myself is that I can (usually) see something good in every situation.

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  142. Nancy's Couture posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm (#
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    One thing I admire about myself is my willingness to help others. I love being able to use my love of sewing to impact and bless lives of people I have never met.

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  143. Penelope posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm (#
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    I’m good at organizing things and follow-through. Sometimes this drives me crazy, but usually it is useful and sometimes even useful for the Lord.

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  144. Laura Stewart posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm (#
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    I would have to say that I try and find the best in others and try to find ways not to get upset with people or situations outside of my control. I have to reign my husband in sometimes!!

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  145. Kristen posted on April 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm (#
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    I like that I am intelligent.

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  146. ruth tacoma posted on April 28, 2012 at 7:49 am (#
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    I am optimistic! :)

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  147. Amber posted on April 28, 2012 at 9:52 am (#
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    This is hard…one thing I admire about myself. I guess I admire that I’ve over come some things in my life. I have a long way to go, but I feel like I’m at least progressing so that is good!

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  148. Karyn posted on April 28, 2012 at 11:13 am (#
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    It is difficult to write about yourself but I appreciate the fact that I’m kind. I think the most important thing to be in life is kind. :o)

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  149. Eva Scott posted on April 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm (#
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    Well, something I like about myself is that I’m a really loyal friend and if I tell you I’m gonna do something, then I’m going to do it. :)

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  150. Gizala posted on April 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm (#
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    I “admire” my sense of loyalty. If you need me, I’m there. You need someone to rely on, I’m there. My family is utmost. The great group of people who are my employer and co-workers and friends are second only to family.

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  151. Christine posted on April 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm (#
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    I like that I have many different talents and crafting abilities and am always looking to learn/make/try new things!

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  152. Ashley S. posted on April 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm (#
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    I admire my ability to never get tired of my son. I thought that was normal until all my friends talked about how they wanted a break from their kids. I guess I’m the strange one.

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  153. Laura posted on April 29, 2012 at 8:37 am (#
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    I’m very aware of people’s feelings. I always try to include or be aware so others aren’t left out.

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  154. Jamie S posted on April 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm (#
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    One thing that I admire about myself is my outgoing personality. It has helped me get jobs, make friends in all situations, and be a better teacher to my students. I’m not afraid to be a little silly if it helps my students to learn!

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  155. Teresa C posted on April 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm (#
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    I most admire my loyalty!

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  156. Karen Tecklenburg posted on April 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm (#
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    The one thing that I admire about myself is how willing I always am to help out a friend or to volunteer for an event.

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  157. Jennifer Madigan posted on April 30, 2012 at 6:14 am (#
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    I am a loving person who cares about others. I do admire that in myself and hope that I can pass that on to my children.

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  158. laura posted on April 30, 2012 at 7:54 am (#
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    I like to think that I am showing my girls how to be a confident woman and to believe in yourself everyday. I don’t like to follow the crowd and always go with my gut instinct. I hope I am doing a good job in passing this on to my kids so I can have confident teenage girls.

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  159. Ashley Fulkerson posted on April 30, 2012 at 8:16 am (#
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    One thing I admire about myself is my laid back personality. I can go with the flow and if something comes up last minute- no biggie. With an active 4 year old, a new baby, a busy church calling, and and part time job I’ve learned to roll with the punches and take life as it comes.

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  160. Laura D posted on April 30, 2012 at 9:35 am (#
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    I guess I would have to say that I am able to see both sides of things, which helps me be level headed when it is necessary :-)

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  161. Ashlee H posted on April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm (#
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    The thing that I admire the most about myself is never giving up. I’ve been sick medically wise for two, almost three years now, and have had a lot of set backs in my life because of it. I missed both my junior and senior year of high school from being sick, but that didn’t stop me from graduating and it hasn’t stopped me from going to college (which I might add I have a very high gpa right now C;) It would have been easy for me to give up on school, but I stuck through it. It would have been easy for me to just give up on life, but I’m still fighting back. I’ve learned to live and I’ve learned to deal, and I’ve learned to just never give up hope.

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  162. Ashlee posted on April 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm (#
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    One thing I’ve learned during an awful recent 2 years was that I can keep everything going and still manage to create & be me in my “spare” time :)

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  163. Caroline posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm (#
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    The thing I admire most about myself is being able to be a mother to 6, keeping a “mostly” organized home life and making time to craft and create my home.

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  164. Emmers posted on May 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm (#
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    I’ve thought about this a lot. I think my best quality is working hard. At everything that I’ve done, I’ve worked hard to accomplish my goals. Never giving up on things, that I believe in.

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  165. ♥Lola posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:36 am (#
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    This is tough. After a lot of thought, I’d have to say, I like that I take on challenges in life. And I don’t give up.

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  166. Tam @ Sew Dang Cute posted on May 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm (#
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    So fun finally meeting you IRL!! You are darling (and looked so cute every day)!!! XOXO, Tam

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