Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UPDATED: Happy New Year's Giveaway!

This post is 10 days overdue.  I seriously need a life coach or a PA to help me get things done on time.  I'm NEVER late for stuff, so this is inexcusable!  I mean, hell, take a look at the issues I've had with shipping out the Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer preorders!  It's shameful, and I will have humility and blame it all on myself.  Ugh.  Oh yeah, if you click on that link regarding the preorders, there's a question there about the free mini I'm giving to all preorders for their patience.  I'd love to hear your thoughts!  Next, I plan to post my progress pics for Naked November this week.  Specifically, I'm hoping to have it up tomorrow. 

Ok, now that the housekeeping is done, let's get to the main attraction, the Happy New Year's Giveaway!  I've teamed with some stellar makers and bloggers to put together this fantastic New Year's Celebration Giveaway!  There's still some time to get in on it, so let me know asap if you'd like to join in the fun!  Let's take a look at the prizes, shall we?  And because I'm vain, I'll start with my prizes, hah!



The entire core collection of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers since it's opening in the spring of 2013.  This will include LEs that are a part of core/publicly released collections but NOT one-off or LE collections.  The polishes in this prize include: Easy to Love, It's Smaller on the Outside, Operation Hennesy, Eleanor, Weary Traveler, Death by Restock, Sell Souls for ISOs (OBO), Cart Jacked by Witches, Discontinued Limited Edition (not pictured), MIL Induced Mimosas, Turkey Coma, Untrodden Snow, Electric Icicle, Tacky Winter Sweater, Snowfall at Dusk, glass heart with glitters, Toasty Warm, Frozen Ivy, Plum Tired of the Cold, Hypothermia, Skating in the Snow, First Frost, Morning Light, All I'll Ever Need, Deepest Inquisitions, Watch the Walls, Jiggery Pokery, Self Satisfied, Monster's Tea at Tiffany's, Birthday Wishes, Floppy Hoppy Bunnies, Tea is Soothing, Tact is Just Saying Not True Stuff, Dorkhead, Love Makes You do the Wacky, We Saved the World, I Don't Bite, Out for a Walk, I'm Going Through Some Changes, the Scoobies, Resolutions (not pictured), and 2014 (not pictured).


Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl | Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers


The entire Holiday LE collection: Ma'oz Tzur by Candlelight, St. Nick's Sweet Treats, Guided by Starlight, Newborn Solstice Sun, Matunda Ya Kwanza, Resolutions, and 2014.


Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl


This prize will consist of all of my nail and hand care holy grails as well as the New Year's Duo.  Included in this prize will be Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, KBShimmer's Clearly on Top, 365 Days of Color Sunny's Hand Cream, Lush Lemony Flutter, a glass file from KBShimmer, Julep Pomegranate Body Scrub (not pictured), and BEGLs Resolution and 2014.




Two polishes of winner's choice.




One polish of winner's choice from each brand's store.




A bottle of a one of a kind polish called Pink Splendor.




Three gorgeous handmade polishes.




Four polishes of winner's choice.




A bottle of A Stripper Has Been Sleeping in My Bed, Peel Here, and Frazzle Fixer Cuticle Oil.




Orly Red Flame mini, Polish Addict Nail Color Punk Rock Chic, and China Glaze Agro.




$10 gift certificate of winner's choice to either Llarowe, Ninja Polish, or Femme Fatale.





Three polishes of the winner's choice!

And here's where to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end at midnight on 1/1/2014.  All entries will be subject to verification, so it's EXTREMELY important that you 1) fill out all of the information requested, and 2) make sure that all items are public (i.e. that you follow on Bloglovin publicly, that you post your shares publicly, etc).  Any entry that I can't verify will be disqualified.  I will announce the winners within a week of the giveaway ending, so I greatly appreciate your patience!  If you are interested in donating a prize to this giveaway, please contact me at wishesofablueeyedgirl@gmail.com so I can add your information to the post and Rafflecopter widget!  I will add new prizes until Christmas day 12/25/2013, so let me know as soon as you can!

So, are you excited for the new year?  I can't wait to read everyone's traditions!

161 comments:

  1. My favorite NYE tradition is setting off fireworks!

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  2. One of my friends always has a party :)

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  3. I always spend NYE with my family, just because I've never really done anything else. My father always puts out snacks and drinks -- the same snacks, the same serving dishes -- since my sisters and I were small, and it always reminds me of being a kid and of the good times.

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  4. New Years Day always includes pork and sauerkraut for good luck!

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  5. My favorite tradition is the food we eat at midnight :)

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  6. Probably being super loud, banging pots and pans at midnight, lol.

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  7. This is something my family does every new year. We pray the last minutes of the year, through the count down and the first minutes of the new year. This way we give God the last of the old year and the first of the new year.

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  8. Champagne is my favorite tradition, yum!

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  9. I just love looking at the fireworks! Even though I'm totally scared of it, haha.

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  10. Being Japanese we eat A LOT of sushi and good food. Its the one day of the year all the family gets together and its our most important day of the year. Tastiest too!

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  11. My favorite tradition is cooking on the grill! Thank you for the chance!

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  12. Drinking champagne!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. every year we have preorder the fattiest and saltest thing on the menu from our favorite sandwich shoppe for new years day! honestly the satisfaction of this on a hangover! its allmost worth it! :-P

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  14. My favorite tradition for NYE is kissing my husband at midnight :D

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  15. I love going to drink a hot wine and pretzel!
    It's so cheerful!

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  16. Don't have one! :) But I like that

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  17. Being with family :) Doing the rounds hugging everyone at midnight.

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  18. I love indulging in a little bubbly at the stroke of midnight.

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  19. I don't have a tradition yet, but I've never had a bad New Year's Eve. :)

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  20. my favorite tradition is drinking strawberry champagne!

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  21. My mom uses a pin and she pops as many balloons as she can find on the stroke of midnight!It was fun when we were kids and it still is!!!

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  22. My fiance and I normally have an around the clock video gaming sessions each year =D
    This year though, we will be breaking from that and doing something a little geeker, we'll be going over to my brother's house and playing a 48 hour Dungeon and Dragon's play session ^_^

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  23. Spending the time with family and watching the ball drop.

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  24. My mothers birthday is at 1st of January, so we always have a combination-tradition. Yummy Food, Family and Friends invited for my mother and of course birthday presents for her.

    One important Tradition: I bake the cake for my mom (this year: Black Forest cake). Yummy!

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  25. I don't really have any New Year's traditions. Except maybe listening to U2's "New Years Day." :o)

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  26. My favorite tradition is making a bunch of little hors d'oeuvre for dinner! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. My favorite tradition is making a bunch of little hors d'oeuvre for dinner! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. In Argentina, we spend Christmas and New Year having a great dinner with the family, watching concerts or films :) thank you for the giveaway and merry xmas and new year! :)

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  29. I'm working this year :( but I have spent the last few years having a house party with a few close friends!

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  30. Every New Years growing up my family would invite the whole neighborhood over and we would make eggs benedict and have a whole breakfast spread and get way too drunk way too early!

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  31. I', gonna celebrate with some close friends and our pets - neiter pets nor humans like the fireworks out in the night :)

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  32. My favorit New Years Eve tradition must be the cozy evening with my mother-in-law, we're playing games, eating candy and chocolate and enjoy watching all the fireworks <3 Love it :))

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  33. uhm the only thing i like on new years is watching "the 90 year birthday" and the minutes before the new day on television you see the great clock in copenhagen and hears a melody after.
    I dont like the alcohol, dont like drunk people, dont like loud noises and i am a bit scared of firework. Growing up my family didnt do any of these things so its hard to get out now and its the way new years work. Ill do it but i dont like it

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  34. My favourite tradition is spending time with my family.

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  35. I curl up with my husband and watch a movie to celebrate. :)

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  36. After midnight I watch the fireworks with champagne and marzipan ring cake.

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  38. What an awesome give away!! I use my new years eve with my inlaws every year with my boyfriend and our four dogs far away from fireworks. It's always pretty cozy.

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  39. My favorite new years tradition is spending time with one of my better friends and either playing just dance or watching Rocking New Years Eve! :)
    ~Ashley

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  40. My favorite tradition is for sure the champagne, shared with my friends.

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  41. Going to the casino on NYE, hopefully I'll win some money!

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  42. We stay at home & eat!! Buffalo chicken dip, pizza, wings, shrimp scampi, hot sausage......Yum!!!

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  43. NYE is my fiancee's birthday so normally it includes a small party for him.

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  44. Since we moved to a condominium within a gated community we no longer leave home for NYE! There is a fireworks show right in front of the 'lake' in front of our condo and the view is just superb from the balcony! the only downside - you will be locked in from 10pm till maybe about 4am because of the people to come for the fireworks!

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  45. Gosh I sound so boring but we don't really do anything special, well except for the midnight kiss :)

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  46. nothing special but always try to watch the specials on tv

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  47. we usually turn the TV all the way up to hear the bell strike midnight while we watch the fireworks and eat cake and drink champagne.

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  48. Kissing at midnight with my hustband!

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  49. There's a saying in my country that no matter what happens, you can't cry during New Year's Eve, otherwise the next year will be full of sad moments. I really like this one.

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  50. Traditionally we eat 12 grapes at ball drop

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  51. My family talks about the best things that happened to us the last year and what we want to accomplish in the new year.

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  52. I always start the New Year with a bowl of fresh berries and cream for breakfast. It is a silly little tradition but one I always look forward to.

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  53. Came across your brand a week or so ago and I can't wait to try sone out

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  54. Watching the ball drop, as lame as that is! Haha

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  56. I like cooking a lot of yummy food while watching holiday themed episodes of my favorite shows and, of course, the Doctor Who Christmas special is a tradition!

    Iriel

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  57. Definitely lighting up sparklers. It brings a sentimental feeling when lit up in the quiet night and a great thing to do to end the year.

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  58. I just like staying up with friends til midnight and watching the ball drop!

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  59. We *always* have collards and black-eyed peas for New Years Day! It's a southern tradition and is one I'm very fond of :D

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  60. Nye... snuggled up with the kids and some hot chocolate watching the ball drop..

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  61. Nye... snuggled up with the kids and some hot chocolate watching the ball drop..

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  62. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I don't really have a tradition. I'm lucky if I stay up till midnight.

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  63. Champagne, if anything/avoiding the Rose Parade traffic. Typically I am at home for New Year's Eve, and increasingly little has happened, so hoping for some new traditions/excitement this year. -- trespasserswill

    This is an amazing giveaway -- thank you!

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  64. My favorite BYE tradition is to make some tasty goodies, stay up and snuggle with the hubby and some adult midnight fun!

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  65. My family is Russian, so we open our presents under the tree on New Years Day! Also, I love this giveaway, thanks!

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  66. My Fiance's birthday is New Year's day so we celebrate double!

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  67. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and the countdown to midnight!

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  68. Calling my friend, who lives fare away, Her birthday is january 1 :)

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  69. Really enjoying the polishes I have and looking forward to more...

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  70. I usually just meet up with some friends and have a great evening :-)

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  71. Setting off fireworks at midnight and kissing my loved one under the mistletoe!

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  72. Watching the ball drop. As cheesy as it may be I've done it for as long as I can remember...sober or otherwise, haha!

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  73. Waking my boys off right before midnight so they can watch the ball drop then we stay up watching tv and cuddling!!!

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  74. Eating New Year's Pretzel and watching Dick Clark.

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  75. I have to eat black eyed peas which is a southern tradition on New Years and I usually go watch my husbands band play at whatever gig they are playing.

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  76. My family and I go to the movies and watch like 3-4 in a row!

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  77. I love spending new years eve with our close friends :)

    // Maibritt jeppesen

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  78. Going to sleep before midnight! haha

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  79. My family always eats black-eyed peas on New Year's Day!

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  80. We always have a backyard fire, a few adult beverages, and a lot of laughs.

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  81. we don't do anything lol we don't even stay up until midnight.

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  82. My favorite New Years Eve was in 2008--we went to see Barenaked Ladies in concert and counted down to the new year with them!

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  83. My husband is a runner. Our fave NYE tradition is my husband running a race that evening hosted by a nearby YMCA, and me going along to cheer him on. Then we come home to sit by the fire, have some munchies, and ring in the New Year. PS...I have the name of a very good life coach if you really want one :D

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  84. They've changed over the years, so now my favorite is staying home with my husband and daughter and trying to stay awake until midnight, lol.

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  85. To get a little redneck on you, we have a tradition to have a party on New Year's Eve and we always start off the bon fire with the burning of the Christmas tree :)

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  86. I watch the ball drop on TV and that's it.

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  87. counting down then all the little kids banging pans lol

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  88. My favourite thing, is lounging around at home. Like I always do on my days off.

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  89. traditional Japanese food, fireworks and family parties

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  90. traditional Japanese food, fireworks and family parties

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  91. Spending time with family, playing games and having a good time!

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  92. Favorite new year's has become letting the kids stay up to watch the ball drop in Times Square. We do try to watch the East Coast feed so they are not up too late.

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  93. What an amazing giveaway, Julie! Favorite traditions: Watching the ball drop in NY and here in ATL, both on TV, of course. Then calling all my friends who aren't with me to wish them a happy New Year. Also, just creating new traditions and making a new start. Best part!

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  94. I just love the countdown to the new year and wishing everyone a happy new year with a glass of champagne :)

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  95. My favorite New Year's Eve tradition is playing Monopoly with my family!

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  96. Thank you for the giveaway! Happy New Years! My favorite tradition is counting down to the new year and kissing at midnight!

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  97. Thanks for the giveaway, but unfortunately I don't have any traditions that I stick to each new year x

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  98. My New Years tradition is to have a fabulous dinner with my hubby and watch the ball drop on TV.

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  99. our family used to have a big get together and play fire works before they were banned :(

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  100. wherever i spend New Years, i like the countdown and hugging and telling everyone around me Happy New Years. :)

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  101. I always kiss my love at midnight new years of course :)

    --Jennifer Dysart

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  102. Fireworks are stupid expensive, so my family doesn't buy them... instead we get out our folding lawn chairs and go outside and sit on the sidewalk facing all the neighborhoods near us and watch their fireworks. Yeah, we're cheap, but whatever. It's really fun and nice to spend quality time with my family. :)

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  104. On NYE - my husband and I sit around and eat nothing but appetizers...and watch Austin Powers Goldmember. :)

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  105. I usually sit at home drinking, listening to the police scanner. Don't be jelly of my party.

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  106. I dont think we have any traditions. My fiance and I celebrate our anniversary shortly after so we save all our money to go all out for that. LOL

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  107. Going out for dinner and dancing on New Year's Eve with my husband and my parents, who have hilarious friends, and we get a little plastered and then come home and ring in the new year with some delightful....sleep. Yes, we, um, just go beddy bye. Good times.

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  108. My favorite New Years Eve tradition is hanging out with my mom and sister all night watching movies and then the new years eve specials and the ball drop with the fake champagne that's really grape juice. Even though I'm old enough for the real stuff I still prefer the sparkling grape juice :)

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  109. On NYE we always have homemade pizza and champagne at midnight.

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  111. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  112. Christmas Eve just spent with the family :)

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  113. Sleeping, ha!! In all seriousness, since having kids, I can never make it to midnight on NYE :P

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  114. I like to watch Dick Clark's Rockin New Years Eve

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  115. My fave tradition is family gathering for a dinner

    Elena Rudaya
    queen-of-pain @ yandex.com

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  116. It's usually really hot so having a lazy day New Year's Day is the best!

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  117. Decorating the Gingerbread House :)

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  118. I always love enjoying fireworks (either watching from the TV, or live in person if possible). I read somewhere when I was younger that you have to literally JUMP into the new year for good luck. So right when the countdown ends, I jump. I haven't done that in the past 5 years or so, but I think I'll start it up again.

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  119. I always watch the news every hour on NYE to see celebrations around the world. :)

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  120. I'm a dork... I always watch the ball drop in Times Square on TV. :)

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  121. Staying up until midnight . . . but I usually stay up that late anyway so I'm not sure if that counts. :p

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  122. I love to stay up until midnight with my husband and ring in the new year. Otherwise, I'm a pretty quiet "homebody".

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  123. My favorite NYE tradition is setting off fireworks!
    Great giveaway, thank you!
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  124. Me and my husband ring in the new at home together

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  125. Spread the Joy of the Happy New Year
    for all of you your love ones. Nice website and Quality Content here.
    Good work please keep it up. thanks

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  126. Eating 12 grapes & making a wish for each. Wearing red (love) & green ($$) for good luck in the upcoming year. Spending it with family & friends :)

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  127. Hubby and I usually spend a quiet evening at home watching TV, but he has to work this year so I'll probably spent the night playing on the computer. :)

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  128. I usually stay home or work but this year I am going to ring in the New Year with my daughter and grandchildren!

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  129. Working this year. Usually quiet night at home with hubby

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  130. I don't really have any set traditions other than pork and sauerkraut on the 1st. I'll probably have a little champagne on NYE and be sleeping by midnight, lol!

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  131. Our house is up high and there's a huge fireworks display that's put on about 2 miles away. We have the best seats for it on our back porch! We all site outside and enjoy the fireworks while comforting our chicken-butt dogs who think the world is ending when they hear the booms.
    Thanks for the great blog and awesome giveaway!

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  132. no real traditions, except watching the ball drop on tv

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  133. On New Years day I love having brunch with my family every year!

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  134. Even at 43, I still spend New Years Eve with my parents. We watch movies, eat a mish mash of different things we make like mini quiche, chips & queso, pigs in the blanket, all kinds of stuff. We watch the ball drop and then we crash! On New Years Day we eat black eyed peas, we need all the good luck we can get these days! ;)

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  135. I love to decorate New Year's Tree and home!

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  136. I dont really have af best new years eve - but on daytime we always - the whole family - go for a long walk with the dog :)

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  137. I don't really have to many traditions, I just enjoy ringing in the New Year with my husband knowing my son is safe and sound asleep in the other room.

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  138. My favorite thing to do on New Year's is spend a quiet night with my boyfriend reflecting on the past year. <3

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  139. Don't have many traditions, but I'll be drinking copious amounts of Martinelli's Sparkling Cider all night long.

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  140. A New Year's Eve tradition is eating an orange after the clock strikes 12. I'm not sure why but I was always told it was good luck. A New Year's Morning must is a cup of hot chocolate with marsh-mellows and watching the Rose Parade in bed. My family never misses the Rose Parade, not since I was a little girl, we wait for our city float and talk about our favorite designs.

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  141. Hugs and kisses for family members! In my homestate we always had fireworks!

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  142. We do the usual traditions… smooching your love and drinking champagne at midnight!

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  143. Sauerkraut and hot dogs of course!! (:

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  144. I don't have one! I guess sit at home and wait for the ball drop so I can go to bed, lol! What an exciting life I live! <3

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