Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pop Tarts Thankful House and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts®.



THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

When Pop-Tarts® so graciously sent me some samples of their limited edition Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts I knew my kids would enjoy making something fun with them.
Actually....I think my kids would have been pleased as punch if I would have agreed to let them eat these Pop-Tarts® round the clock until 
each 
box 
was 
gone.

They're funny that way.
When they know what they like,
they just want it...
and want it....
and want it!

Does anyone else have that problem?
Your kids never do that!!!!????
Well my goodness, 
sounds like you better give me some advice then, 
won't you?


 I was asked by the good folks at Pop-Tarts®
to create a recipe using these very Pop-Tarts®

I was in the mood for a little crafty cooking fun so my kids and I made these cute little.....


Thankful Houses.

What makes them thankful?


Well, while we were building and constructing and candy sampling and decorating, we chatted about the things we were thankful for.
Then we wrote the things down on some little tags, put the tags on some toothpicks and stuck them all around the little houses.
It was pretty cute to see the things they came up with.

"Light Saber"
and 
"Candy"
were both represented.
(both extremely loved and extremely important...) 
We had a fun time!
I think you will too!
 If you would like a chance to win
$100 Visa Gift Card from  BlogHer, 
leave me a comment below telling me the thing you are
most grateful for this November. 
Be sure to leave your email address as well.

For a second opportunity to win...
1. Tweet about this post with a link to it (and put your tweet URL in a separate comment below)
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3. Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.


There will also be a second opportunity to enter next week. Watch for another Pop-Tarts post that will include a video my family and I put together.

 Pop-Tarts® Thankful House
Time: 2 hours
Yield: 2 houses
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
PRINT RECIPE

Royal Icing:
4 C powdered sugar
3 large egg whites
1/2 t cream of tartar

candy for decorating

toothpick 
labels
mini marshmallows


1. Place all ingredients for the Royal Icing in your stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl.
2. Stir the mixture around just a bit to incorporate.
3. Mix on medium high, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally to be sure all of the powdered sugar gets incorporated.

4. Continue to mix on high for 7 - 10 minutes. The icing should hold a peak when it is ready.


5. Put the icing into 3 quart sized Ziploc bags. Tie the top with a twist tie, clip a little hole in one of the corners and you are good to go.  Keeping the icing in a ziploc bag really helps to keep it moist.




6. Assemble the walls of your house as pictured above.


7. Cut 2 triangles out to help hold your pitched roof.


8. Carefully place the triangles and the roof on. Slather the edges up with icing. You will need some extra hands to help you hold it up for a couple of minutes, until the icing sets. This icing is really quite magical and sets up very quickly. If your roof doesn't meet at the top, just put pipe some icing in the crack to help seal it up.


9. Decorate your house as desired.
10. Write little thankful tags, stick them on a toothpick and place them around your house. The toothpicks need to be stuck into a marshmallow, or candy pumpkin. Then secure the marshmallow, or pumpkin with some icing.

Enjoy!

Click here to see the 9 other bloggers participating in this review program. They are each giving away a $100 Visa gift card as well.

322 comments:

  1. Adorable!

    I'm thankful for all of your wonderful recipes, but mostly, for the health & happiness of my family. . . .

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Patrice

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  2. I am so thankful for my family and friends. Don't know where I'd be without them!

    treerind@aol.com

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  3. I am thankful for family, friends and health!

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  4. I am thankful for my amazing husband who is sacrificing this year and very precious family time, while stationed in Kuwait with the United State Army National Guard. It is a huge honor and commitment on his/our behalf. I could not be more proud of him and all the men and women who serve our country. Though he misses his babies (all 4 of them 5 yr old twins, 3 yr old and 11 month old) and myself... and we miss him terribly. We are very thankful for this opportunity. We pray and continue to ask for prayers for all of our service members and their families.
    We also ask you all to remember to add them to your lists of what you are Thankful for this Thanksgiving and Christmas as you are spending time with your loved ones.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all...
    Sara

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  5. I am thankful for the freedom I enjoy each day. I am grateful for the children in my life who make me smile and complete my life. I am grateful for the chance I have to make a difference each day in the community I live in. I am grateful for my friends and family who have made sacrifices the past few years to help me succeed in grad school. Last I am grateful each day for the small things I often take for granted (reading, working, seeing, laughing, and loving). Thanks for reminding me of what I am grateful for!

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  6. I am Thankful for such a wonderful mother! I'm 38 which makes my mom 59. In her 59 yrs she has dealt with abuse, physically and mentally, and truimphed through it! She has raised 2 kids alone on minimum wage and kept our home! She then married a wonderful man the second time around. Who brought his 2 kids and she treated them as her own. She then found out at the age of 4 that I had Rhuematoid arthritis. And she was in and out of The hospital with me and my many breaks never leaving me once. In the mean time she found out she has MS and still deals with it today. My mothers parents, my grandparents, are getting older and she runs them to doc appts, and helps take care of them. I am SO Thankful for my Mom and ALL ahe does for me, my family, my Grandparents, oh yeah and she still works 30 hrs a week!
    Thanks Mom!!
    Kristie

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  7. I am most grateful this year for the miracle in my life that is my little son and for adoption, which has made us a family. After years of sorrow and pain, through infertility and trying to become a mother, the joy of having him in my life is far sweeter than I could ever have imagined!

    I met our tiny miracle when he was just three weeks old, and he took my heart as his own from that first glance! I was blessed and honored to be his foster mother until the time we were able to adopt him and make him ours forever.

    My husband and I first became a family ten years ago in May. On the exact same day, 10 years later, we were able to go to court and become a family of three. I am grateful for my family and the way that we came to be just that!!!

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  8. That is so adorable!! In my daughter's school last year we did Thankful Trees.

    This year I am thankful for:
    Having a roof over our heads and food on the table.

    My husband has a good, but stressful job.

    My daughter's school, is just fantastic.

    My niece gave birth to a very healthy little girl.

    My neighborhood, it is like an old fashion neighbhorhood where every knows each other, kids play in the street, neighbors socialize with each other.

    I am thankful also for the fact that my kitchen fridge didn't actually die a few weeks ago. Just didn't realize that bags were covering the vents in the freezer part and didn't allow cold air in to the fridge part...whewwww.....

    I could go on and on....

    Lynn
    http://punkaroonie.blogspot.com/

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  9. This year I'm thankful for my patient husband who does so much for us. I'm thankful for my fun-loving almost 2 year old who makes me laugh everyday. And I'm thankful for a new baby on the way!

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  10. I'm thankful for a wonderful husband and 4 boys 3 of whom have come to us through foster care/adoption. I'm also thankful this year that my oldest got to reconnect with his birth sister this past weekend and had a great time getting reacquainted with her. Very special.

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  11. I'm most grateful for education, and opportunity that we have to be living in Minneapolis right now for my husband to get his masters degree. It's as much as a blessing now, as we know it will be later.

    alisha
    alisha.balukoff@gmail.com

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  12. Family.............Family.............oh and Family!

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  13. I am thankful for many things, but since today is Veteran's Day I have to say I am thankful for my hard working active duty Navy husband. Not only is he on sea duty working hard to protect our country, but he has also been going to school and just finished his Bachelor Degree. I am extremely proud of him for all he has done for his family and his country.

    Traci B.
    tbraz87@yahoo.com

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  14. I am most thankful for a great family and girlfriend this November.

    Thanks for the giveaway


    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  15. I'm most thankful for my husband and children.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  16. I am thankful for our United States military. Every day they sacrifice all they have so that I may enjoy freedom, rights, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am also thankful for the military spouses and children who live withour their loved one for long periods of time. I am not sure how they do it.

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  17. The pop tart house is amazing. I love it and it is on my list to make this season. I am thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ, my family, a home to keep us warm, and a job to help pay the bills.
    www.murrayandmathews.blogspot.com/

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  18. I am thankful for my family, friends, new adopted rescue dog (Zoey), great food blogs I can cheat off of, 4 beautiful seasons, my country, books, chocolate fudge poptarts as well as brown sugar and cinnamon poptarts! Thanks for the cute idea!

    Take care...........Tanya
    trpusey@hotmail.com

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  19. i am thankful for our healthy bodies. We are so blessed in this country i never want to take it for granted.

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  20. sorry i didnt post my email. e717ml@gmail.com

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  21. Wow--I'm thankful for a lot of things--but how are you going to choose? Everyone who has posted so far deserves the prize--I will be thrilled to death for anyone to win who has posted so far!! Everyone has a great story, hopefully we can spread the feeling of thankfulness to all of our friends and family!! Thank you for your blog--everything that I have tried has turned out--you have full-proof recipes, that's the kind I like!!
    Kristin Thompson jk_ohana@yahoo.com

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  22. I am thankful for the two children I have and I am thankful for the opportunity to adopt a third since my husband and I got have any more.
    Felicia cakes@bkdesignercakes.com

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  23. I am thankful for Jesus Christ and for my family, but I also have so many more things to be thankful for.

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  24. I am most Thankful for the health of my whole family! I don't know where I would be without my loved ones!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  25. I'm thankful for my family putting up with me being sick and crabby for the past two months.

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  26. I am most thankful for my health and family.

    curlyivie@yahoo.com

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  27. You are a genius!
    I am thankful for getting to live in a snowy region for the first time in my life. I will be having my first white Christmas!
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  28. I am thankful for my sweet hubby, children and grandchildren. I am thankful I have a roof over my head, food in my kitchen so many do not have this. I am thankful for those who have fought for our freedom starting from the American Revolution to today's service men and women. I am thankful for my health. I spent 10 nights in September with a terrible infection. Thanks to my doctors and anti biotics I am here today. I am thankful I had health insurance. The cost of this illness is unbelieveable.
    I could go on and on. I am thankful every day for what I have and pray for those in need.

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  29. At this time of year, I am thankful for my family, near and far.

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  30. Today, being Veteran's Day, I am thankful for all of those who have served, or those who still do serve, our country. Some have paid the price for freedom with their lives. All have sacrificed so that we can live in this beautiful, free country!

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  31. I am grateful for a good husband and the fact that he has more work this year so finances have been a little easier. I am grateful for a good job that has helped us through the tough times. I am grateful for wonderful children and grandchildren that make me smile and complete my life. I’m grateful for the challenges we face that make us stronger and help us realize what’s really important in life. I’m grateful for the opportunity to smile, laugh and enjoy each day to the fullest.

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  32. I'm thankful for my children, husband, and family!

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  33. i am grateful for websites that give away $100 at this time of year!! i love christmas shopping and the bigger the budget the better!!!

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  34. There are so many blessings, I am thankful for my wonderful husband and my 3 lovely children that bring such joy! The fact that we are all healthy and that we still have our freedom and our liberties.

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  35. I am thankful for the health of my husband and family (at one time my sister had stage 4 cancer) and I am thankful for my health and also for the love I have from my husband and family and friends.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  36. I'm so thankful for my husband and our 5 kids. Everyone has stayed pretty healthy and they are such a blessing to this tired Mommy! I'm blessed beyond measure!

    Lana @ ilovemy5kids

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  37. I am grateful for family and the blessings they bring into our lives. After a year long battle with cancer, my father in law recently passed away. I am grateful for the memories we were able to make in the past year, for the bonds strengthened, and for how this illness drew out strength in each of us. I am so grateful to have such wonderful family members.

    mtol

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  38. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things that center around family. After spending 22 years in Texas away from family, we have had the wonderful opportunity to move back "home"to Utah. Last year Thanksgiving was heartbreaking as I watched my sweet mother experience heart surgery, my oldest son struggle with drug addiction, and my husband struggle with a job loss. It seemed like things could not get any worse, especially since my mother and son lived in Utah... I was so far away. I am thankful right now to be living in the same state as my mother (who has recovered beautifully except for memory loss), live in the same house as my son (who still struggles with his addictions but our family is together and supporting him through his hopeful recovery), and to have my husband employed. Although I am living in a rental home with most of my things boxed up,my family is "together" and really... what more does one need?

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  39. Jamie, I am grateful for you! Thanks for posting this! I have loved reading everyone's comments! (Lots of them friends that I have sent to you!) :) You are fantastic and you have single-handed-ly (if that's really how you spell it) made me want to cook for my family again! I know they are also thankful for you! :)

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  40. I am thankful for heat. We moved up 3000 feet and I'm nervous about my first winter here. :)

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  41. I am thankful that my family is healthy.

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  42. I am grateful that another visit from the repair man has made my dryer work for a little while longer and the service call didn't cost me a fortune!

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  43. I am grateful that me and my husband both still have our jobs and are able to afford to have the money to take care of ourselves. I am grateful for all my family members that have helped us out since we have been married. I am grateful that we have a home of our home in these rough times. There is so much to be thankful for, I don't have enough time to list it all.

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  44. I am thankful for such helpful talented people who give me great ideas!!!

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  45. I am most thankful for being able to have a strong and fun marriage.

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  46. Very cute! I might just make one or two this weekend.
    I am thankful my husband has a job and that we are able to pay for our needs and some of our wants.

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  47. I am thankful for a warm house, my dear family & friends (like you!☺)and being able to be stay at home mom to my beautiful children!

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  48. Jan T. said:
    I'm so thankful I found your blog!!! I love the recipes and ideas you give to all of us. But like others family is the thing I'm most thankful for along with friends, loved ones and chocolate!!!!!

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  49. I am thankful for my family. I would never have thought to make a house out of pop tarts, you are one clever woman.

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  50. I am thankful for the many men and women that serve our country!

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  51. I am most grateful for my husband and job offers! (separately not one in the same!) That house is too cute and its nice that it is stronger than graham crackers! O and baking I am so thankful for baking!

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  52. Did you mean to say 4 cups of flour for your frosting recipe?

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  53. I am sooooo thankful for my hubby, who makes life sooo great!!!

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  54. I am grateful for my wonderful husband. He lost his job in March and for six months looked and looked. Finally found one in Wyoming so he is gone Sunday night through Friday night. Because I am expecting and the complications, we have chosen to stay here until the baby is born. Our three girls miss him terribly. But while it has been hard, I have learned to appreciate him more than I ever thought was possible. My love for him has grown and I appreciate how hard he works and the sacrifices he makes for our family. So this month my heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude for Jeremy. My wonderful husband.

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  55. I'm thankful for my family and that both my husband and I have JOBS.

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  56. I am thankful for my family, for everyone who made it possible to be free in this great country and for my job.

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  57. I am thankful for my husband. He is so good to me and lifts me up when I am down. I love him so much and every day I thank God for allowing me to marry such a wonderful man.

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  58. I'm grateful for my best friend who I get to marry and spend forever with in a few months. :)

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  59. I am thankful for my wonderful children and for the good job that I have that allows me to support our family.

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  60. I'm thankful for my family, and the new little Granddaughter that is due at Thanksgiving!

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  61. I am most grateful for my mother! She was in a bad accident last year, but thankfully she recovered. So I am most grateful to be spending the holidays with her this year :)

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  62. I am thankful for my sweet family. I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
    adamsm@ogdensd.org

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  63. I am thankful to be a mother :)

    lloyd_am(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. I am thankful for my family, friends, and health. I am also very thankful for your the many food blogs that help me serve my family delicious food. tashgirL4@yahoo.com

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  65. I am thankful for awesome blogs with step by step instructions on just about anything!!

    petnan@juno.com

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  66. I am thankful for My husband and 3 beautiful girls. Btw I love these houses...such a cute idea. oyler.hannah@hotmail.com

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  67. Annonymous,
    Thanks so much for catching my error! Of course Royal Icing is not made with flour....powdered sugar should be the ingredient of choice. Thanks for the heads up.

    Everyone....your comments are so beautiful. Thanks for the heart warming reading material.
    Love ya,
    ~Jamie

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  68. I am thankful for my wonderful family that has stood by me through a tough year. Im also thankful for my 2 kids, they are what keep me going.
    Melissa
    melissah@bhbaird.com

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  69. I am most thankful for my healthy,loving family!

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  70. I am thankful for my freedom and living is the great country.

    meganparker@comcast.net

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  71. I am grateful to be employed and my husband as well. Also grateful for my darling family! emilyejensen@gmail.com

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  72. This November I'm thankful for my healthy new baby boy. :)

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  73. I am so thankful for my family and good health

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  74. I am thankful for so many things but what comes to mind today is a cozy, warm home on a cold wintery day, an amazing husband, 4 wonderful children, great friends and my beliefs. I couldn't ask for more.

    Oh, and CHOCOLATE!!!!!

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  75. I am thankful to know my Heavenly Father loves me.

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  76. Mostly my family, having a roof over my head, and my loving husband. Oh, and this extended warmer weather so winter will be shorter.

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  77. I am Thankful for my turn on earth and the blessings and trials that help make me a better person. Also for my family which are my blessings and trials.

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  78. I am thankful for the health of my family. We've faced some trials lately but this November will be special to us. We are all indeed greatful for the blessings we've received through these trials. Happy Thanksgiving (allybaird09@gmail.com)

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  79. I am thankful for my wonderful husband. Having him in my life has made this last year the best year of my life! lauwil07 at gmail dot com.

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  80. I am grateful to have been raised by parents who taught me to be grateful and showed me how to give some of what I have so much of to people who don't. To me it's the best way I can show my gratitude. And for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies...cuz honestly, is there anything better?

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  81. I am THANKFUL for:
    T - Truth...it will set you free
    H - Heart & Home...without a heart we can't be human nor LOVE..Home
    is where the Heart is!
    A - Amen to the Lord! Thank you for EVERYTHING!
    N - Never giving up the fight for Freedom...Thank you SOLDIERS!
    K - Kindness...Jamie thank you for being so kind to post all these
    amazing recipes for us all and sharing yourself with all of us
    F - Faith...Thank you Lord for giving us faith and hope in You.
    U - Undying and Unquestionable Love...Of our Lord and Savior Jesus
    Christ - thank you Lord, as we celebrate the true meaning of
    Christmas...your birthday!
    L - Love...Christ died for our sins, that is true love, thank you oh Lord.

    Let us give thanks unto the Lord this Holiday Season!

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  82. I'm most thankful for my family. We have lost several family members in the last few years and it truly makes you hug each other just a little bit tighter.
    mascaramania(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I am thankful for my family and for having a job. I am the main breadwinner for my family (my husband gets to have the job that he loves and not worry about the money) and even on days that are difficult and tough, I thank God for the blessing which is employment. Oh, and I'm thankful that I love to bake and cook!

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  84. I'm most thankful for my little family. My wonderful husband who does so much and everything for me and my precious baby girl, who is such a joy and miracle to us.

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  85. I am thankful for my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter. amandaosanford@yahoo.com

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  86. I’m most grateful for my family and good health
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  87. I'm thankful that my relationship with my parents seem to be getting better. They say early twenties is the hardest, but I think it was my last two years of being a teenager that was the rough part. So, this November, I am grateful that I have parents who are starting to realize I'm a growing, changing person, and that God is everyday renewing my perspective.

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  88. I am grateful for my children's health. The past three years have been filled with surgery, hospital stays and tears. I am extremely blessed to have them all finally over the hard part!

    njabsmith@aol.com

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  89. I am most grateful for my family along with a warm, cozy home for all of us to come home to.

    barbi_jensen at hotmail dot com

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  90. I'm thankful for my family. They are truly my EVERYTHING.

    erinmeg at gmail dot com

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  91. I'm grateful for family and friends that love me unconditionally and for a husband who works so hard to give our family everything that we need.

    erikawardle@yahoo.com

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  92. I am truly thankful for modern medicine and the countless hours spent by researchers discovering it's causes & affects. (I know weird) But without it my darling daughter may not be with us today. Also knowing that while she is experiencing so much pain there is something made out there that I can give to her to ease her pains & discomfort. And because someone studied causes and affects of medicines I can share my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) with my daughter for many more years to come.

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  93. I am grateful to finally be a mother. I had my little girl in September after trying for 1.5 years.

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  94. I am thankful for my wonderful husband and kids.

    jsgundersen@gmail.com

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  95. My health and family! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  96. My family and having a job! dlcwins55@yahoo.com

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  97. I am thankful for a loving family and the Gospel.

    melissab213@yahoo.com

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  98. I am thankful for living in a wonderfully free country that allows for so much and for a family that surrounds me with love daily! Thank you for the opportunity

    cutebanana@hotmail.com

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  99. This is really awesome, you're very crafty!

    I am thankful for cell phones, because they allow me to speak with my mother and father across the country several times a week. It's hard being away, but I'm so thankful to be connected with them through phones and e-mail/facebook etc. It makes them feel less far!

    claire.e.nutter@gmail.com

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  100. This is a really great idea. PopTarts for houses. Genius.

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  101. That is really awesome.
    Today I am most Thankful for my husband's Grandmother. I met her over 11 years ago, and she is an inspiration. She raised four wonderful children, two of them adopted. She's struggled with Alzheimer's the last few years, and peacefully passed away this morning. I'm know she is much happier now, but we will miss her.

    emmalgrigg at yahoo dot com

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  102. I'm thankful for my friends--they are my handpicked family :)
    kbowling73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. Today I am thankful for Freedom. Because of our Veterans I can live my life the way 'I' want to.
    THANK YOU!

    abigailereed at gmail dot com

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  105. This year I am thankful for my health and my family! tnkjensen@comcast.net

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  106. I am thankful for my family.kingmom@comcast.net
    Thanks
    Jaimie K.

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  107. I am thankful for my two boys, another baby on the way, and a sweet husband who works hard so that I can be at home with my kids. jillsstorey@yahoo.com

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  108. I am so grateful for......My children, my husband, my ability to work, my ability to learn, the gospel, the freedoms we get (which isn't free), for the ability to love, for the love I have received, for the blessing I have received and it can't stop there for the trails of the this life which afford the blessings, for service rendered and received. In this life we get bogged down with what we want and sometimes don't get; that we forget all of the many things we are thankful for. I could continue forever, however I do not want to bore you. teresalbriggs@gmail.com

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  109. I am thankful for my home, especially this time of year. I am glad I have somewhere to come home to and to keep us warm and to be a family together.

    Becky
    becky84065(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. i am grateful for health and family!
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  111. I am grateful for children and my husband, who lift me up each and every day. Thank you!
    jorossi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. We just had a new addition to our family, and after 28 hours of labor to get her here, I'm most grateful for two healthy, beautiful little girls! I'm also grateful for a husband that checks on me at least three times a day to make sure I'm surviving with these two kids, in the middle of winter, in Utah valley ;) Yes, we are surviving - what more can a girl ask for?
    camiscrafts@yahoo.com

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  113. I am so very grateful for my family. I love being a mom to my two sweet little girls and a wife to my awesome husband!

    Trentncarlie AT gmail DOT com

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  114. I am grateful for all the modern conveniences that I enjoy. I am glad that we live in a day and age that is is so easy to access information, cook food, clean the house, travel, all that good stuff!
    Amy
    albjdb@comcast.net

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  115. I am thankful that we had to replace our transmission so close to Christmas. I am most thankful that we have a Christmas bonus comming that can pay for the new transmission. I don't know what we would do if we had to replace it in the middle of the year.
    nsmccurdy@hotmail.com

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  116. I am thankful for my family. So much has happened this year and I feel life is so fragile. I am grateful every day for what we have.

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  117. I am grateful to have the opportunity to have my nephews in my home often as their parents have just recently gone through a divorce. I am grateful that these 5 boys ages, 21, 17, 15, and 11 year old twins love being in my home with my three busy, crazy, silly, three kids ages, 4, 3, and 19 months. Life is hard with a divorce but we have shown these boys that this family will always be constant for them!!!! karenkunzler@hotmail.com

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  118. I am so thankful for my family! I would be lost without them! (Oh, and I'm also thankful for your amazing blog and all the yumminess you inspire me to make!)

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  119. oh yeah, my email is
    sweetkristiehill@gmail.com

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  120. http://steveandkarenkunzler.blogspot.com/2010/11/pop-tarts-thankful-house-and-100-visa.html

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  121. I'm thankful for my faith.

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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  122. I am new to your blog. I found it about 3 weeks ago. My two kids and I have really enjoyed making your recipes. We look forward to what you have next. I am most grateful for my family. My husband and I have had several struggles having children with a very recent loss of our baby girl. I look at my two kids we have now and see them as little angles that made it to this earth. I have an amazing husband who has never given up on me and has always been there to dry my tears. Without my family I wouldn't be the person I am today. We have hope that someday our dreams of having more children will be granted but until them we will love the little ones we have to pieces.
    littlemissmuphet@hotmail.com

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  123. I am thankful for my family. I have been through a lot this past year, and I don't know where I would be without them. I am glad they are the type of family that will always be there for me. There are so many more things I am grateful for, this post would be extremely long if I typed them all. Lets just say I am enjoying life and am trying not to take things for granite.
    holmcqueen@gmail.com

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  124. I am thankful for my good husband and my warm house. Without him I would have neither.
    bepoia(at)hotmail)dot)com

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  125. I love your creative Pop Tart house!
    I'm thankful for my three daughters. I grew up with all brothers and am looking forward to the bond that my own girls can maybe form one day.

    Cheryl.Wangsgard@gmail.com

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  126. Very thankful for my husband who takes such good care of me!

    Barb

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  127. I am grateful for each new day of life, that gives me health and love and security. Being warm, well fed and loved are the greatest blessings of all. themoonmom@hotmail.com

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  128. That is the cutest thing ever and I'm so doing this with my kids during the Christmas holidays! I am most thankful for such great friends this year. It's been a rough one but they have gotten me through it.

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  129. Whoops...here's my email address..
    j_weippert@hotmail.com

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  130. I'm grateful for a loving husband and the gospel!
    Edledpink@yahoo.com

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  131. Oh my gosh, those are so cute. I will have lots of kids at my house for the week of Thanksgiving, I think I may try making these with them!

    I am thankful for my husband and my family. They make it all worth while! My addy is country.girl2323 @ yahoo . com

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  132. I'm thankful for my God. This is a scary world to live in and he is performing miracles everyday.

    frannieannie@gmail.com

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  133. I'm thankful to know that I am a daughter of God.

    mkarmitage11@gmail.com

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  134. I am thankful that my 19 month old son just learned how to put his hands together for prayer :)

    Lindsey@omega-ms.com

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  135. I'm thankful to be called "Mrs." because of a "Mister" who gave me 3 adorable baby "Sisters"

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  136. I am most thankful for my wonderful husband who has taught "miss independent" me how to receive help and rely on others (mostly him). After breaking my collar bone my husband had to take over some very essential yet basic things I do every day, such as: getting dressed and undressed, drying my hair, styling my hair, etc... What a lesson in patience I learned. I would be helpless and lost without him!!

    carlyvanbib@gmail.com

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  137. I tried to link to the other giveaways, but it came up with an error.
    Also, I forgot to leave my email before

    mtolman2@yahoo.com

    I've never thought about using pop tarts for "houses". What a great idea!!

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  139. sumrgrl1(tkeyser26@gmail.com)November 11, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    I am thankful that we all have a "story" to tell about our lives. I'm thankful for the opportunity to get back up everytime I fail and I am especially grateful that I do have faith and belief in people and the goodness that most people have :)

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  140. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. What a cute idea with the poptarts.

    I am most grateful for my family.

    Angela
    angelalittlegott(at)gmail(dot)com

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  141. I am thankful for the fact that my husbands job is almost over. That means we are moving back home before the holidays. We have missed Christmas with our families the last two years. That means we can share this great idea with all the little cousins, next month. THANK YOU!

    Lisaangelosmt@yahoo.com

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  142. How cute!

    I am so thankful for the internet and all of the bloggers on it. There are so many creative things that I would have never dreamed of coming up with, but with step by step tutorials on beautiful food and crafts, I am able to recreate here at home and make magical memories with my children.

    Camille
    camsgot5@gmail.com

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  143. This is such an adorable idea! I think I will make these with my kids since my hubby is out of town this weekend. Speaking of my kids, I am so thankful for the two most amazing sons a Mom could have!

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  144. oops! my email is jamienewman79 at gmail dot com.

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  145. I'm grateful for my new baby girl

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  146. I am thankful for God, my church, my family, and all my beautiful grandchildren! I am thankful for all my blessings each and every day.

    roxannewv@yahoo.com

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  147. The thing I am most grateful for is that my family has Jesus in there lives. I just couldn't imagine living without Him and I wouldn't want to see them living without Him either. : )
    Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

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  148. http://twitter.com/#!/Mel4Him/status/3048518621069312

    Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

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  149. My family and friends

    stacy_matson@yahoo.com

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  150. I'm thankful for my family and friends! I don't know where I would be without them.

    Very cute idea with these Thankful Houses!

    burnmenot@gmail.com

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  151. I am thankful for my Marine husband who makes so many sacrifices both to provide for our family and to keep this country safe.

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  152. I am thankful for my husband job that he has right now. For my family and parents. Our warm house that is now insulated so much warmer then it was. gna3204@yahoo.com

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  153. I am Thankful for days off work,my kids,wife and modern convenience.

    truthhole@gmail.com

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  154. I am so very thankful that I can be a Stay-at-home-Mom.......

    for my health...

    for my boys.......

    for my husband......

    my brother.....

    this great country.....

    for all the men & women fighting for this country.

    AND for all of the wonderful FOODIE blogs like this one! :)

    bastanger@msn.com

    and the list could go on and on..........

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  155. I am thankful that my husband has a job that pays for our needs/wants and then some and I am able to be at home with my children to teach and guide them.

    goozeberry_pie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  156. I am thankful for the time that I was able to spend with my mom before she passed away in August. Also for the special moment that my son and her had together too. Also for the special moment that all of us had together the last 9 yrs. I will always have her memories so will my son. I am also thankful for my friends that I have reconnected with through face book. It has help me realized how much life is importanted to us. Also how short life is! Being we treasure every moment together with friends and family. it is very special to me that we treasure lifes every moment. Being u never know what will happen from moment to moment.

    Happy Thanks Giving!!!
    Marciascozplace@hotmail.com

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  157. Besides my own little family, the thing I am most grateful is that my mom is still here with us. Over the past 4 years, she's had a number of hospital stays and was recently in the hospital and is now at a rehab center. I am very thankful that she is still here. I need her and so do my kids!!

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  158. I am most thankful for my family and our health. But I am also thankful for my amazing husband and all he does for us he work so hard to keep us afloat! I appreciate him more then he will ever know!

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  159. I am thankful first and foremost that even with all my faults God loves me. I am also thankful that our family is together and strong. Even in this tough time for everyone that my husband is able to provide for us and give us a beautiful place to live.

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  160. I'm thankful for the continued health of my first pregnancy!

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

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  161. I am thankful for life in general and the many opportunities offered to me throughout the years along with the choice to take them or not. I am thankful to have been born to an industrious country with so much available to it's citizens. I am thankful for education and the ease of gaining an education. I am extremly thankful for my strong and always caring mother who recently finished chemo-therapy for breast cancer. I am thankful for modern technology, especially that which is designed to save lives. I am thankful my grandfather is finally at peace, despite my personal sadness for the situation. I am thankful for those who take the time to do good deeds no matter how simple or difficult the task may be, helping a stranded motorist, helping a lost child, donating blood, protecting children, protecting a community, protecting the country, etcetera.

    But, the thing in my life that I am the MOST thankful for is my children. They are the lights of my life, my pride and joy, and I am thankful for the ability to turn simple moments into wonderful memories we will cherish for a lifetime.

    virago_hunter@yahoo.com

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  162. www.twitter.com/carnal_angel

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  163. Pumpkin pie pop tarts - unique for sure. I'll have to look for them next time I'm at the store. I don't think I would have ever thought to use them to make houses - great idea.

    I'm most thankful this Thanksgiving for my fabulous husband. He is such a great example, so loving and patient with me. He is a fabulous provider, a righteous husband and example to my kids. And fun and entertaining all the time. I feel very BLESSED.

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  164. blogged about it - it's a private blog, but here's the link

    http://abascombunch.blogspot.com/2010/11/thankful-houses-and-giveaway-from-jamie.html

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  165. What a great idea! I'm thankful for the blogosphere, myself.

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  166. This November, I am most thankful for my dad being able to visit me next week - he lives on the other side of the country and isn't able to come out here much! :)

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  167. i am grateful for my husband's job. even though i am most annoyed with almost every single person that he works with, i am grateful for his job.

    douglas.connie dot ward at gmail.com

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  168. I am thankful for a husband who spends all day at school and work to provide for our little family and never complains. I am thankful for my sweet little daughter who loves me even though I am not perfect. I am thankful for a roof over my head and food on my table. I may not have a lot, but I feel so richly blessed everyday.

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  169. I forgot to leave me email address:
    rebekahbarlow12@gmail.com

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  170. I'm grateful for my friends and family. THAT HOUSE IS TOO CUTE!! What a fantastic idea!
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  171. I am most grateful for my daughters eye doctor who is determined to figure out why she went blind in her right eye a month ago. I thank GOD for him!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  172. Tweeted this giveaway here too

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/3192658612715520

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  173. Family, always family.

    MCantu1019@aol.com

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  174. I have so much to be thankful for. This year I am especially thankful for my newborn twins and for my wonderful husband. I have the best family in the world and I am truly thankful for them. Jbelka@jtsteel.com

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  175. I am grateful for friends and family who make sacrifices for you when you need it. I am so grateful for my cute family and for our health and happiness!

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  176. I am most grateful to have a job!

    avennett AT verizon DOT net

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  177. This year at Thanksgiving I will be celebrating with my new family as well as with my original family, as I am now engaged to a wonderful man. I am exceptionally grateful that my fiancée and I found each other one year ago. I wish I could express how happy I am to be recently engaged to him and welcomed into his family. My fiancée and I are a perfect match. We think alike and share so many feelings and opinions. I will be eternally grateful to spend the rest of my life with him and am so very excited to spend the holidays with him and my new family!

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  178. I have much to be grateful for, this year and every year!
    But I must say that this is a new blog to me and I am grateful for all the {wonderful} dinner ideas, and the super-fun crafty treats!
    We did the candy corn cookies, I will be trying these pop tart thankful houses, and we are doing the mango chicken salad for dinner tonight!!
    Thanks :)

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  179. I am grateful for the many opportunities that I have in life that have been given to me. I am blessed! I love your blog...making your rolls right now for a pre-thanksgiving meal! :) strobelite@gmail.com

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  180. I am in deed grateful for my wonderful husband and two children. Especially my daughter who was born with congenital heart disease. She is a fighter and has proven everyone wrong from day one and is now 2 1/2 years old.

    On a lighter note, I love your blog Jamie and the delicious recipes you post!

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  181. The thing I am most grateful for this November is my health. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  182. This year I am so thankful for my little boy! After a rough and scary pregnancy, and him being a month early, he has completely turned my life upside down and I wouldn't have it any other way! I am blessed beyond words!!

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  183. This November I am most thankful of the little boy that is about to be born to my daughter and son-in-law, as he will be my first born Grandson. He is due to arrive in this world on November 29 and we are very eager to see his precious face. He is making this Thanksgiving a truly special one.
    terry kerns
    mzzterry {at} suddenlink {dot} net

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  184. Wow..Darling pop tart houses!! Too many things to be grateful for!! I am grateful for all I have. For my health, my family, my home, and my country. I am grateful for all those who have gone before me and made my life possible! I, too, am grateful for your blog so that I can make fun things for my kids to be grateful for!!! Shannon the6jones@gmail.com

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  185. for the food in my tummy and roof over my head, finances have been tough this year.

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  186. tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/flmommy/status/3425248984694784

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  187. I am thank full for the health of all my family.
    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  188. I tweeted
    http://jamiecooksitupreview.blogspot.com/2010/11/pop-tarts-thankful-house-and-100-visa.html
    marybug2 at yahoo.com

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  189. There is just so much to be thankful for. I think the top of the list has to be my sweet family and our good health. I have had so many reminders this year of just how precious life is and how fast it can change.

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  190. I am most grateful for my beautiful family and their health and happiness. I have a new baby girl who is a week old today and it's been such a blessing to watch my 5 year old son fall in love with her. It definitely helps melt away all the daily worries of being on unpaid maternity leave through Christmas, finances, etc when I look at their faces!

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

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  191. Tweet Tweet!

    http://twitter.com/ChampagneWisdom/status/3486888287543296

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

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  192. I of course am so thankful for many things this year. My health and the health of my loved ones. The roof over our heads and food in our tummys. I am thankful for my litte 7 year old who is the light of my life.
    I would like to share her thankful list that she made for school:
    -moms
    -dads
    -cousins
    -sisters
    -nanas
    -papas
    -aunts
    -uncles
    -friends who will play with me
    -food
    -teachers
    -church
    -clothes
    -CANDY ( I am thinking this was just after Halloween_
    -Love
    -my dog
    -my cat
    She is only 7 so this is quite a list of things to be thankful for. I know as time goes on she will be oh so thankful for many things and realize all that we are to be thankful for.

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  193. Oh my goodness what a spectacular idea. I love the "thankful" house, I am MOST thankful for my parents their unconditional love, kindness and generosity with me and everyone around them. I am also thankful for my health because I all too often take it for granted.

    Thank you again for the 'thankful house' idea its such a great activity!

    abitnerdygirl [at] gmail [dot] com

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  194. This year I'm especially thankful for my family and health, as my 80-year-old-mother had successful heart surgery! - Sheree

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  195. I AM MOST GRATEFUL FOR MY MOM WHO HAS BEEN A HUGE SUPPORTER OF ME THROUGHOUT MY SICKNESS kytah00@yahoo.com

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  196. 2ND ENTRY TWEET http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/3549532906323968 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  197. I am most thankful for our three children, son-in-law, and our beautiful granddaughter.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  198. Today I am grateful for sunshine and warmth here in Southern NH. I am also grateful for new life - I will be having my 2nd child in about 9 wks - unfortunately, my family has lost 2 precious family pets and a dear dear friend over the past 2 wks....enough of the end of life bring on NEW life with this baby!

    I am also grateful for your blog Jaime....what a gem of a source of sooooo many delicious recipes and gorgeous pictures...fabulous!!! :-)

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