An ErinCooks Moving Day Giveaway

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Scenes From Moving Day 2007

Congratulations to Jane who was the winner of the Moving Day Giveaway!

Moving day is fast approaching. Thursday morning, bright and early, a team of rugged gentleman will once again drag all of our worldly goods into a truck and then drop them off at our new home. Sounds almost pleasant, doesn’t it? Well the truth of the matter is that I’ve only packed our books so far. All 18 boxes of them. So we’re probably only 15% packed at this point with mere hours to go before we have to be done. I foresee the next two days consisting of very late nights and lots and lots of sticky tape incidents and exasperated yelling that will include variations on, “Where’s the black marker?!” and “Get out of the box Dexter!”

Needless to say I’ll be out of commission for the next week, but I fully intend to come back in a much more lively and (hopefully) more frequently updated blogging style. I harbor high hopes that I can once again return to cooking actual food in my oven (I’ll see you soon central air) and as I’ll have an actual functional kitchen again I might potentially be persuaded to use some of the kitchen gadgets and appliances that have been collecting dust over the last four months. Fingers crossed!

In the meantime, so you don’t forget all about me, I wanted to give you a chance to win a pack of pretty fabulous cookbooks that didn’t make it into a box this week:

The Big Summer Cookbook: 300 fresh, flavorful recipes for those lazy, hazy days

The River Cottage Preserves Handbook

The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian, and Mexican Recipes

Anna Getty’s Easy Green Organic

To be eligible to win this great four-pack all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

In addition, If you share the link to this contest on your own blog, Twitter, Facebook etc… you may have one additional entry for a total of two possible chances to win.

Here’s a possible example of what you might want to tweet:

Guess what?! @girlieerin is having a Moving Day Giveaway!
Leave a comment to win four fabulous cookbooks: http://bit.ly/aGcSIH

If you choose this option please leave a link to your shout out as your second comment. A winner will be selected via the nifty random number generator on Tuesday, August 10th at 8:00 PM EST, and then I’ll promptly arrange to have the books shipped to your home. Best of luck and I’ll see you all again next week!

PS: While I’m away you may want to check out my Personal Blog or Yummery (my foodie shopping site). In addition, you can always follow along with my moving day shenanigans on Twitter.

Note: All cookbooks were supplied to me free of charge by their respective publishers.

{ 125 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Regina August 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Smart move hiring rugged gentlemen. It’s the only way to go.

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2 Renee August 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm

My husband and I have moved 4 times in 8 years. This is the LAST house we will ever live in, if we ever have to move again I am selling the house with everything in it. 🙂 LOL Would love to win the books, thanks for the cool giveaway.

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3 anna August 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

do you think if i owned cookbooks i’d actually cook?

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4 Sarah @ The Amateur's Dish August 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Good luck with the move!

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5 Sarah August 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Hope the move goes smoothly!

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6 A Plum By Any Other Name August 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Ugh. Moving. Thank goodness you are not moving on Sept 1.

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7 Ryan August 3, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Like I need more things, before *I* move… but…. cookbooks… **twitch**
Good luck with the move!

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8 windycityvegan August 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Best of luck with the move! After several moves I finally figured out that the two things I need to do if I want to keep my sanity intact are: 1) label my boxes as specifically as possible about where they need to go [i.e., Kitchen, Left Countertop] and 2) always always hire movers.

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9 megs August 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Ugh, moving is the worst. Good luck with it! Please count me in – These cookbooks look amazing! 🙂

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10 Amy P. August 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Shudder. Flashbacks to my many moves!
~Amy

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11 Adrienne August 3, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Awesome! You can do it, seriously. I moved 9 times in the first 5 years I lived in Boston. Also, if I win, someone else can have three of the books – I just want the river cottage preserves book! I’ve gone jam crazy again this year 🙂

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12 Jane August 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm

These books look fab,! Good luck with the move….I don’t like them at all. But every few years we are off and running.

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13 Virginia August 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Would LVE to win these books!!!! Thanks for offering them up!

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14 Nicole August 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

We just moved into our first home, so we know where you are at. My cookbooks are currently still packed so it’d be awesome to get some new ones 🙂

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15 Jamie Woodside August 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

These cookbooks look lovely! Hope I win!

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16 Evonne August 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

i had to move twice within 12 months due to landlords not paying their mortgages… and not only did i move 5 people, but the second move also had 4 dogs, 3 goats, a donkey,about 30 chickens, 3 ducks, and peachick eggs half incubated by mom and half incubated in my new bathroom… i’m hoping to stay in the same place for at least 3 years this time.. lol….
would love to have those cookbooks, i’ll post a link to my facebook page in a minute… after i post there….
good luck with the move!!!!!!!!!!!

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17 Virginia August 3, 2010 at 2:24 pm
18 Evonne August 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm

http://www.facebook.com/evonne.burris
i posted this to my facebook, i also liked your page there, and am going to see if i can make this show up on my igoogle…
thanks so much!!!!!!!!!

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19 Adrienne August 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm

This post cracks me up because every time I move, the books are always packed first, and they use up all my boxes! Good luck with the move! Great cookbooks.

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20 Stephanie August 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Looove cookbooks. They’re my nighttime reading material!

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21 cori August 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm

moving sucks, we have moved 12 times in 14 years of marriage (thanks to the military!) hope all goes well 🙂

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22 aaron August 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Just saw your giveaway on another site. Can’t wait to check out your blog.

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23 Maya August 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Moving is hard work! We started packing so well and by the end were tossing everything. “This is crap! I’m not moving that!” Good luck!

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24 Linny August 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Good luck moving, and thanks for the giveaway!

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25 Jenn August 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Oh no! I could have resisted, but not when there’s a preserves cookbook…count me in!

Good luck with the move–we always do the same thing, pack the books first and feel Very Virtuous about how much we’ve done, until we look around and see how much we haven’t yet even taken a crack at…hang in there!

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26 Jenn August 3, 2010 at 2:49 pm

(how do I post a facebook link? I did share it over there, but I don’t know what to post here to indicate that I did…)

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27 Becky L. August 3, 2010 at 2:50 pm

What a wonderful give away!

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28 Beth August 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Ha! My husband will love more cookbooks! Every time I add one to my collection he grumbles about someday having to move them all 🙂

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29 Holly August 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Hiring movers is so worth it. Good luck with your move.

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30 Holly August 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm
31 Chloe Welch August 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I would love some new cooking inspiration! I’ve bee stuck in a major rut. And, I haven’t done much of my summer canning and the preserving book would be such a treat. Good luck with the move!

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32 Karen F. August 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

A wonderful giveaway!

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33 Erin Bolinger August 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Good Luck with the move!!!! I know how hectic it can be. I moved every year for 7 years. Now I bought a house and don’t plan on moving for a significant amount of time!

Erin

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34 Stephanie August 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I’ve been waiting for a copy of “The River Cottage Preserves Handbook” for a month now from the library. I’d love to get my hands on it before the growing season ends!

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35 dineindiva August 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Good luck with the move and thanks for the giveaway offer.

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36 Sue August 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm

After 36 moves, I’m done. Settled in. Determined never again to weigh packing all my stuff against moving up to the next great house, the next great city, or the next great opportunity. But I wish you all the best in your move, may nothing break or be mislaid, and may every good thing come your way in the new house. And now that I’m settled in with all my stuff, I’ll throw my hat in the ring for a book or four. 😉

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37 serena August 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm

How I hate moving!!! but boy would I love those cookbooks 🙂

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38 anduin August 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I’m in the middle of moving too, but when I am no longer living in a hotel room, I would love to make use of the cookbooks. Thanks for taking time to do this in the middle of all of the craziness!

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39 Hannah V August 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm

good luck with the move! thanks for the chance to win the fabulous cookbooks!

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40 anna August 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I am addicted to cookbooks. Maybe bc my momma has a million. I love that our kitchen has a library cupboard!

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41 sherry August 3, 2010 at 3:34 pm

The last time the movers came I ended up 1800
miles from home….and I love it!

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42 jeannine August 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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43 LeAnna August 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Ooooh, what a great set of books! I’m drooling over the preserves one. Good luck with the move!

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44 Katie August 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Good luck moving – I just did it two months ago and I still have a few things to unpack 😛

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45 Jess August 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Ooh, I want the Preserves Handbook – my Ball bible is suddenly feeling stale!

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46 Gini August 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Oooh. Oooohh! The prospect of a new preserves book is just delicious!

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47 Kim @ Affairs of Living August 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm
48 Kim @ Affairs of Living August 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm

And I posted on my Twitter! I’m @eatingfreely. http://twitter.com/eatingfreely

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49 Ashley van Tol August 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I love cookbooks almost more than actually cooking! Especially good gluten free goodies!
I’m tweeting on twitter now- http://twitter.com/upcycledbyash/status/20246927664

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50 Cynthia August 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Urgh! Moving is the worst! But I guess you have a lot of wonderful things to look forward to i your new home!

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51 Adrienne August 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm
52 Kristine Elliott August 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm

YAYAYAYY, you are too kind

🙂

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53 Deanna August 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Moving is no fun. But, giveaways – those are fun! Thanks for hosting one!

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54 Terri August 3, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Good luck with the move. Keep a close on on those rugged gentlemen.

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55 Deanna August 3, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I also tweeted it for ya!

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56 Heather August 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Such a fantastic giveaway! Consider my hat officially in the ring.

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57 Taz August 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Best of luck with packing and the move!

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58 Joan August 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Good luck with your move. Hope all of your cool kitchen gear makes it to the new kitchen with no breakage!

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59 Joan August 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Joan Wuebbens Snader and Food in Jars shared a link.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033613866

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60 Kim August 3, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Those cookbooks look great! Good luck on the move. There’s a reason it’s a four-letter word!

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61 mdvlist August 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I love the food blogging world. I didn’t even know about your blog until today, but because word of your give-away is spreading, now I do! Here’s to your new, fully functional kitchen.

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62 susan August 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm

time for some new recipes, with these new cookbooks

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63 Amanda August 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Books are always the worst to move. The book boxes always end up way too heavy to carry. I’ve started packing the book boxes in my trunk, and taking the books off the shelf and putting them directly in the car boxes. Then, unloading them straight out of the car and onto the bookshelf. This is the lesson learned from having the bottom fall out of a box of engineering textbooks…..almost broke my foot.

But happy moving! 🙂

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64 Nive August 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Thanks for this giveaway…love to win the cookbooks…my best on your moving!!!

ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.com

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65 Carol August 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Would love to have these! Good luck on the move.

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66 Paula August 3, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Good luck with the move! I really hate moving. When I sell my house, they buyers have to take everything that’s in it, too. Except my jewelry and underwear.

I hope I win! I’m sharing this on Facebook.

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67 Hanna August 3, 2010 at 7:29 pm

happy moving!

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68 Shana August 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Good Luck!
Nothing like a new kitchen!

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69 newlywed August 3, 2010 at 7:53 pm

If the cookbooks are free…perhaps my husband wouldn’t complain about their growing numbers in our tiny apartment! Hope the move goes well.

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70 Sharon August 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Love the chance to win!

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71 Sharon August 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm
72 Rebecca August 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Oooo free cookbooks from Erin who all know has impeccable taste(buds).

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73 lynn August 3, 2010 at 9:03 pm

The books look awesome! Thanks for the chance to win them. Best of luck with your move. Sounds like you will be one tired puppy by the end.

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74 michelle in colorado August 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm

good luck on the move.

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75 Stacy August 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I’d love to win—and good luck with the move!

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76 Eva August 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

My fingers are crossed! Good luck with the move!

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77 Felicia August 3, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Good luck with the move! Great idea for the giveaway!

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78 Monica H August 3, 2010 at 10:39 pm

You’re moving again?! I feel like you just moved!

I hope you get unpacked and you’re able to cook and bake in your new space (with cabinets) 🙂

Thanks for the giveaway offer.

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79 dani ray August 3, 2010 at 11:04 pm

oh i am drooling over the thought of these books in my hot little hands! 🙂

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80 krystina castella August 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Good luck with the move

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81 Shaheen {The Purple Foodie} August 4, 2010 at 6:49 am

All thr best with the move! Great giveway – I can never have enough cookbooks!

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82 Ashley August 4, 2010 at 9:14 am

Good luck on the move!!
I’m moving today…minus the rugged gentlemen.

🙂

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83 Elina August 4, 2010 at 9:17 am

Oh man, you have a few tough days ahead of you. Good luck!!!!!!
Thanks for the giveaway – all four books look awesome! 🙂

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84 grace August 4, 2010 at 9:24 am

i keep saying that this next move will be my last. over and over. and over. happy trails!

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85 amanda August 4, 2010 at 10:57 am

Those cookbooks looks fabulous–I am set on trying my own canning before the end of summer, so the preserving book looks particularly great. Best of luck with your move!

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86 jacquie August 4, 2010 at 10:59 am

best of luck w/ the move. and getting re-orientated in the new place – that at least for me is as hard as the move itself.

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87 Danielle August 4, 2010 at 11:01 am

Good luck with your move! I had the pleasure of the same event last Feb after we were hit with 3 back to back blizzards. Awesome!

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88 Jo-Jo August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Mmmmm cookbooks!! They look positively delicious!
Hope your move goes well!!!

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89 Laura August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Best of luck with the move! Hope weather, kids and karma all cooperate.

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90 Val August 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I hate moving but love cookbooks! Thanks for giving your readers the opportunity to benefit from your move. Hope it all goes smoothly!! 😉

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91 Sharon Wetteland August 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm

positive: moving is a great opportunity to pare down to the things in life you find most valuable. negative: who am I kidding?
I am making Apricot-Orange Muscat Jam today. I cannot resist, even in this hot weather. Definately sharing this link with friends on Facebook!

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92 Sharon Wetteland August 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm
93 Alicia I. August 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm

We just moved… my cookbooks are still in boxes. Maybe if I win these, I’ll be inspired to unpack mine?

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94 jodye @ 'scend food August 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Good luck with the move! I can imagine how stressful that must be. I would love to win these cookbooks, they look wonderful!

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95 Jodi August 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm

After our last move I swore I would grow old in the new house. It’s been 2 years and I still mean it. Good luck with your move!

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96 Lori August 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I couldn’t believe it when I read that you have to move again! I did love your balcony garden and all the inventive ways you managed your kitchen project. Best wishes on the move for you both and those cute kitties!

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97 Diane August 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Best of luck with the move and the new place, and special thanks for doing this giveaway in the midst of chaos. I moved 6 years ago, and haven’t quite recovered yet, but that may be due in part to the fact that I had 34 boxes of books, and my son had another 30 🙁
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98 Dawn August 4, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I really enjoy reading your blog! The cookbooks you are giving away look awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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99 Charles G Thompson August 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Good luck with the move! See you when you return.

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100 yael August 5, 2010 at 2:29 am

Moving can be stressful, so just take it easy, easy and keep smiling!

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101 Jeannette August 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

I hate moving day!! I once moved twice in one year. Sucked something serious!

You’ll get through it though. I’ll cross my fingers for you 🙂

flamegoddess65@aol.com

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102 Denise August 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Ugh, moving is not fun. Good luck with it!

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103 Kelly August 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm

::Scratches head:: Didn’t you just move into your lovely loft?

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104 Sarah C August 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Ugh, moving! But hooray for fabulous cookbooks!

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105 Judith August 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Would love to win a cookbook. I need some new recipes. Hope you had all those boxes labeled with their contents.

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106 Cara August 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Good luck with the move! I’ve been interested in checking out that gluten free cookbook in particular.

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107 Judy R August 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Great cookbooks! Would love to win

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108 Stacey August 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Good luck with the move! Thanks for the giveaway

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109 Allison August 6, 2010 at 12:52 am

Thanks for this great giveaway!

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110 michelle@TNS August 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

have fun with the move! (i’m the freak who actually loves packing and unpacking and i haven’t moved in a while, so i’m a little jealous).

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111 Kitty August 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I moved more than 15 times in my adult life! AH…. It got old fast. But in the beginning it was fun! We always had a moving party, good for getting things carried out to the U-Haul truck!

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112 Erin August 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I always promise myself that this will be a year in which I don’t move…at least you’ll have a gorgeous weekend for it! Good luck!

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113 Kerstin August 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I can’t believe you’re already moving! I hope everything went smoothly and you have fun unpacking and settling in!

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114 Terri August 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Moving is sooo much work. I feel for you. I would rather work an 18 hour day for a month than move.

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115 Sar August 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Yay, giveaway! Good luck moving!

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116 Nonalee August 8, 2010 at 12:30 am

Good luck moving and the unpacking process! I love cookbooks and would love to win. Thanks!

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117 Cee August 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

We love moving. I think we’d live a nomadic life if we were able to telecommute. Our next move will hopefully be to the Pacific NW.

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118 Jessica E August 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Moving can be an adventure. Especially if the weather is scorching!

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119 Jesh August 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Good luck!

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120 Meghan August 9, 2010 at 11:17 am

good luck with the move-i’ll be in your shoes in a couple of weeks as well..first move off to college!

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121 Dalene August 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

I hope there are some healthy recipes in those books! It’s time for me to start my annual after summer diet!

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122 Kerri Anne August 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Hurrah! for moving. Or, well, hurrah! for moving being OVER soon and very soon.

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123 Jeff D August 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Ugh, didn’t you guys just move? Hope this is the last one for a while.

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124 Tamra August 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Would love to be entered to win! Thanks!

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125 Michele Coates August 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Are you moving again? Really? Hope all is well with you!

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