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I Choose Joy! - Genesis Airship Kids Study Bible - 11/23
STAY AT HOME Mom - BOOK GIVEAWAY: "A Child Under His Tree" 11/23
Creative K Kids - Decorative Santa Blown Glass Ornament from Hallmark - 11/23
The Loose Screw-Hardcover Children's Book Where Jesus Slept-11/24
2xBlessedLife - $50 gift certificate - 11/25
Subscription Box Bundle of Your Choice from Cratejoy - 11/25
Krazy Kat Freebies - Paperback: The Blessings of Unity - 11/25
Mountain Mom and Tots - $100 Woom Bikes GC, Icon Thermos - 11/25
Mountain Mom and Tots - Vionic Slippers, Timolino Tea2Go + more - 11/25
Penny Minding Mom - Where Jesus Slept - US - 11/25
Carrie Elle - RAYCOP LITE purifier MSRP $189.99 - 11/26
The Half-Assed Housewife - Bitchy Stitches Wall Art - 11/26
finchnwren ~ Win "Christmas Love Letters From God" book for kids ~ 11/26
Little Family Adventure - Little Passports Discovery Box 3 m subscription - 11/26
Little Family Adventure - 4 Royalty Package Tickets for Medieval Times - 11/26
finchnwren ~ Fabulous Kwik Stix Tempera Paint Sticks, in Neon & Metalix 11/26
Shelly's Bits & Pieces - They Hybrids Family DVD - 11/26

MORE Giveaways going on (some over 200):
The Sleep Judge - Slumber Cloud Bedding - 11/24
A Cork, Fork, & Passport - $25 UncommonGoods gift - 11/25
The Pinning Mama - $50 Amazon GC - 11/25
Carrie Elle - RAYCOP LITE purifier MSRP $189.99 - 11/26
Little Family Adventure - Little Passports Discovery Box 3 m subscription - 11/26
Little Family Adventure - 4 Royalty Package Tickets for Medieval Times - 11/26
Hands On As We Grow - VTech® Touch & Learn Activity Desk™ Deluxe - 11/27
SimplifyLiveLove - Blake's All Natural Family Sized Meals (5 win) - 11/27
SimplifyLiveLove - World Vision Handcrafted Gifts ($500+ value) - 11/27
Mommy's Dressing Room-$50 Wal-Mart GC-11/28 
The Mommyhood Chronicles- $25 Visa Gift Card plus Trolls - 11/29
MamaChallenge - $50 Tom Thumb / Albertson's Gift Card - 11/30
The Mommyhood Chronicles- $75 Zutano Gift Card 11-30
Queen Thrifty - Super Stocking Stuffer - 11/30
Personalized Name Meaning Gifts - $125 in GCs, 10 winners - 12/3 
The Mommyhood Chronicles- Big Mandarins Giveaway 12-3
MamaChallenge - $50 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card - 12/4 
Hands On As We Grow - $100 Visa GC - 12/4


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