Monday, May 2, 2011

Second Annual Diabetes Blog Week!!!

So last year I had an idea.  I wondered if anyone would be interested in joining Diabetes Blog Week and blogging about a set topic each day.  The response was overwhelming and the whole week turned out more awesome than I ever could have imagined!!  Many asked if this would become an annual thing - and at that time I couldn’t even start to think that far ahead.  Once everything settled down, however, I knew I wanted to do it all again!  And now, the time is here!!

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For those of you who weren’t a part of this event last year, the idea is that bloggers sign up to post about a set topic each day for a week.  This way, readers can jump around the D-Blog Community and get a plethora of different perspective on a single topic.  This year will be very similar to last year.  I’ve posted the seven blog topics for next week here - just in case you want to start drafting your posts in advance.  Use these topics as a starting point for your post each day and see where it takes you.  Write as much or as little as you like.  There are no right or wrong answers - just read over the topic and start blogging!  I've also included two wild card topics to choose from.  If one day’s topic doesn’t inspire you, feel free to post about one of the wild card topics instead!

DBlogWeek2011ButtonAs you can see from the banner above and the button to the right, Diabetes Blog Week will run from Monday, May 9th to Sunday, May 15.  It is open to anyone who blogs about diabetes - be it Type 1, Type 2, LADA, or gestational, and it’s also for parents, spouses and caregivers to someone else with diabetes.  If you blog about diabetes in any capacity, please join us!  If you don’t have a blog but have thought about starting one, now is the perfect time.  There are free blogging sites you can use (such as Blogger or Wordpress).  Also, members of sites such as TuDiabetes or Diabetes Daily have a blog built right into their profile!

Of course, the idea for Diabetes Blog Week is that everyone who signs up to participate will post on all seven days.  Although that is the goal, I understand that life sometimes gets in the way, so if you end up falling short of seven posts that’s okay.  D-Blog Week is meant to be fun and stress free, so the blogging police aren’t going to hunt you down and take away your bloggers license! 

Once again, the key to making Diabetes Blog Week a success is YOU!!  Leave a comment on this post and let me know you're in!  Or send me an email at DBlogWeek@bittersweetdiabetes.com with your name and blog address.  (Also let me know via comments or emails if you have any questions.)  I will compile a master list of participants so you can easily see who is joining in.  I will also be adding daily Link Lists to the Diabetes Blog Week topics page.  (If you aren’t sure what a link list is, you can check out the one for D-Feast Fridays for a great example.)  Be sure to add your blog posts to the corresponding list each day so we’ll have all posts linked in one central location - this makes it easy for people to hop around and read all of the posts.  Please feel free to grab the banner or button (or both!!) and post about it on your blog if you’d like to help me spread the word.  If you want to tweet about it to your fellow D-OCers, you can use the hashtag #DBlogWeek!!  Together I bet we can make this year’s Diabetes Blog Week an even bigger success than last year was!

***Edited to add:  To make things easier, here are the HTML codes for the button and the banner, if you'd like to add them to your blog!!  Simply copy the entire code from the box and paste it into your blogs HTML editor.

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142 comments:

  1. I'm in! I enjoyed last year so much there's no way I could say no this year! Thanks for organizing again Karen!

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  2. me too, me too! i wanna play!! :D

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  3. I am totally in! TalkingBloodGlucose may be gone but my new blog is totally up for it! http://pancreasonmybelt.wordpress.com/

    Sam x

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  4. WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!! This was SO MUCH FUN last year ;)

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  5. I'm in.
    http://notmycellphone.blogspot.com/

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  6. Count me in! http://liliesandlions.blogspot.com

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  7. I am in like Day 1 of a freshly inserted infusion set!
    http://diabetesaliciousness.blogspot.com/
    YAY for Karen!

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  8. Me too, me too! :D
    http://teapot8909-diabetic.blogspot.com/

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  9. Yo. Consider me in, like K2 said - like a new infusion set. Let's hope for no kinks... :)

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  10. COUNT ME IN!!!

    www.living-in-progress.com


    -Ginger

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  11. I enjoyed reading everyone's posts so much last year! I'd love to participate this time around. Thanks! Misty
    www.boxofchocolatesblog.com

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  12. I had so much fun with this last year and can't wait to read some great responses this year. Thanks for doing this Karen!!

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  13. Count me in again this year!

    It was great reading everyone's posts last year and meeting new D-peeps!

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  14. I'm so in! This was SO much fun last year! I learned a ton, and discovered so many new amazing blogs!

    I'm at
    www.ourdiabeticlife.com

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  15. In ... LOVED it last year.

    http://betabuddies.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm in! How could I not be? It was great last year, even greater it shall be this year!
    asweetgrace.blogspot.com

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  17. I am in, it was fun last year.

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  18. I would love to join in http://bettyvshelena.wordpress.com/

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  19. I'm in! This is a great thing to do after finals week!

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  20. Count me in. This is such a great thing to do during finals week...haha.

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  21. I'll do it. Count me in! http://thebethchronicles.blogspot.com

    Still laughing about that Day 1 of an infusion set joke. lol

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  22. I am IN-woot!
    http://www.diabetic-iz-me.com

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  23. YESSSS! So loved this last year! Thanks for organizing..I can't wait!

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  24. and count me in www.iamyourpancreas.blogspot.com

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  25. So excited to participate this year! I'll be out of the country that whole week, but I'll do my best to stay on top of it!

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  26. Im in!

    Blogging at:
    JusticesMisbehavingPancreas.blogspot.com

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  27. Yes please! I'm in :) it was great fun last year!

    http://kaitake.blogspot.com

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  28. Sounds fun! I'd love to try this out. :D

    http://lacytasia.blogspot.com/

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  29. I'm in - have needed to start blogging again. :)

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  30. The ladies at DiabetesMine are in!

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  31. I'll give it a go
    http://colestoucan.blogspot.com/

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  32. Wow. A fantastic idea Karen. I'd love to be involved

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  33. WOOOOHOOOOO! So excited, and will help in spreading the word. Thank you Karen!

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  34. I would love to do this - please add me!!
    http://himynameisbob-imainsulinpump.blogspot.com/


    Thanks

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  35. Count me in also. It is hard to believe that was already a year ago.

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  36. I'm in!
    www.laurennygard.com

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  37. I'm in!
    http://ryannemayi.blogspot.com/

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  38. I would totally love to do this as well! Count me in!

    http://sugarpumpfairy.blogspot.com

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  39. Count me in!
    www.mysweetestboy.blogspot.com

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  40. Okay, first-timer in the house!
    Sarah Mart
    http://smartDpants.wordpress.com

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  41. Never done anything like this before, and I'm in!!! Thanks Karen for this. It's amazing to see how many diabetes related blogs there are already.. phew!!!!


    thekimlers@blogspot.com

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  42. So glad you're doing this again. I'm in! :)

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  43. I plan on doing it as well. :)

    diabeticqueen.blogspot.com

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  44. I'm down like Charlie Brown. :-)

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  45. I look forward to joining in.

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  46. Topics might be a little tough from a grandmother of a T1...But count me in!

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  47. I'll do my best with a 4-month-old but I'm in!

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  48. I am new to blogging but looking forward to giving this a try. Thanks for your leadership.

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  49. Going to take a shot at this :) Thanks!
    Michelle
    www.sugar-coatedlife.blogspot.com

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  50. Count me in. I survived 30 days of #HAWMC. Surely, I can do a week!

    http://sweetlyvoiced.blogspot.com

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  51. Will have to pre-draft a couple of posts, but count me in!

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  52. Of course I'm in. Had fun last year. Should I do it on my dates though or on yours. Last year I did it on mine and was a day ahead.

    Thanks for doing this again.
    www.thediabeticduo.com

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  53. I would LOVE to be a part of dblog week!I will be on vacation for the last 3 days,but I think I can make it work :)
    Angela Lee
    www.bloodsugarwitch.com

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  54. Definitely in!!!! Sounds like a really cool thing!

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  55. Count me in. Sharing with people who know what you're going through is the best

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  56. I'm in. I'll be doing these from www.diabetesdaily.com/pedersen. Thanks for doing this!

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  57. I just found your blog and am new to this whole community, but I'm in! Many thanks for hosting!!!

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  58. I'M IN! Sounds like great fun. I'm a relatively new Type 1 diabetic blogger, but really looking forward to this. Brilliant idea :)

    www.diabeticdais.blogspot.com

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  59. I will try to do this again this year, so please count me in, too!

    Scott's Web Log
    http://blog.sstrumello.com

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  60. Can I join too pleeease? I'll be blogging along with Kerri :)

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  61. Count me in Karen!
    www.adaredrider.blogspot.com
    adaredrider@gmail.com

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  62. This is so exciting. I can't wait! Thanks for hosting this! -Kandice

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  63. The American Diabetes Association's national blog, Diabetes Stops Here, with be participating - and we're looking forward to it! Thanks for doing this!

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  64. I was not part of this last year but it sounds like a fabulous idea. Sign me up for Round Two!

    www.celineparent.blogspot.com

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  65. I would like to participate! Thanks!

    Melissa at meewahbetic http://meewahbetic.blogspot.com/

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  66. Wow - I go away for a few weeks from the D-OC - and this exciting project lands on my screen! Count me in - either use my the direct link which is - http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog OR the RSS feed - whichever makes your job easier at your end - http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog/RSS

    BTW, used the leg cuff for my pump while I was in Spain - my German friend WANTS one - so I'm having one made for her - shipped to my relatives in USA - then shipped to Canada - then to Germany (I know - long trip - but that's the only way to do it).

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  67. I'm in! Thanks! Jodi

    http://jodivorwald.wordpress.com/


    Jo-pourri

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  68. I'm new to blogging, but have been a long-time lurker. I'd love to participate this year!

    http://asweetfeat.blogspot.com/

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  69. I'm late, but I'm in. Thank you!

    www.victoriacumbow.com

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  70. Wouldn't miss it - - -
    You rock --just a little FYI for you today! :)

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  71. Me and my brand new dblog are in! :)

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  72. Gee, I am a little slow with my blog reading homework this week.
    I think I could think of a few things to say. Count me in too!
    Greart Idea by the way!

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  73. That last request to participate from from www.three2treat.com. I accidently clicked the button with out adding an identity, oops.

    Thanks.

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  74. Last year, I signed up, but didn't complete the week. This year, I think I can do it, so count me in for realzies :)

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  75. I'm in, this is my first time doing something like this so I am looking forward to it.
    I may also use my new Diabetes Daily blog I have just signed up for. I will provide a link if I do.

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  76. I tried posting before, but I'm not seeing it now. I'm in! My blog is RFamHere's Ramblings (http://rfamhere.blogspot.com)

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  77. I am new to blogging too! Really looking forward to this!

    http://theincrediblemrsweets.blogspot.com/

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  78. I was very excited to hear about this great idea! Thanks for doing it and I would love to participate. www.janekdickinson.com

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  79. I would really like to participate!!

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  80. I'm in - although since I have a three week old baby I might be a bit flaky with the posting on time thing! :)

    http://akadiabetty.blogspot.com/

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  81. I'd love to...Diane
    type1trip.blogspot.com

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  82. Sorry I'm late to the party but please count me in!! Last year I had so much fun!!

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  83. I'm in! I need to get back on the blogging wagon.

    http://smashtastic.wordpress.com

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  84. What a fun idea! With a newbie daughter T1 of only a month, I'm pretty sure I have more to learn from this project that I have to teach.
    And with the ability to write the post ahead of time and then have it automatically publish, I may just actually be able to avoid my characteristic procrastination!
    Let the fun begin!!!

    www.goodfamilylivingliving.blogspot.com

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  85. Sounds like fun! I'm in! http://tightropetango.blogspot.com/

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  86. I'm in, too!

    www.diabetes-tales.com

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  87. I think this is such a cool idea. I will do it again.

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  88. Sign me up!!!

    www.mydiabetic-child.com

    Thank you for doing this again. I found a few awsome new friends last year :)

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  89. Eliot/DiabeticTalksMay 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    I am in! Sound fun!

    www.therapyhelp.pro/Blog/Blog.html

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  90. Hi,

    Please sign me up. Hopefully this year will go more smoothly than last years :)

    Thanks,
    V.

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  91. I just found out about this and would love to join! Please sign me up.

    Thanks, Nikki
    www.diabetessunshine.blogspot.com

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  92. I'm in!

    Kimberly at Meal Mommy
    www.mealmommy.blogspot.com

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  93. Count me in, this was awesome last year! Thanks!

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  94. Alissa @ Juvenile DiabetesMay 9, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    I may be a bit late to actually decide to take part - but count me in! :)

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  95. A little late, as usual, but I'm in! Amy of Embrace Diabetes www.embracediabetes.wordpress.com

    Thank you!

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  96. Put me in -- kathleen and the website is http://www.kweaver.org/blog

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  97. I am in, a little late to the party, but here. I have not blogged in a while so maybe this will help me get back with it. Thank you for this.

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  98. Dang! I wish I'd heard about this sooner. Well, maybe next year.

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  99. Thanks! After too much thought, I'm in.

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  100. Year two - I'm in for sure!
    theethanandisaacshow.blogspot.com

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  101. I'm in! I left my url twice, though, one as "the wiz" and one as "naturally sweet diabetic." What can I say, I got a little confused. If you want to clean that up, please delete either one. Thanks!

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  102. I'm late but count me in too, please!

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  103. Also late, but I'm in!

    http://diddyfeet.blogspot.com/

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  104. We're in!

    www.momtothehumanpincushion.blogspot.com

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  105. entering late, but I would like to be in!

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  106. Entering. . . a little late but I LOVE this idea!!

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  107. Would love to be in as well :-)

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  108. No too late to join the fun, is it?

    I'm in too.

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  109. I'm in. I thought I commented already, but don't see it so I'll comment here again. I did yesterday and am looking forward to today's letter writing day.

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  110. nosimplesugar.blogspot.com

    I wrote to my immune system - because it is confused!!!! Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cancer of the immune system) diagnosed within 18 months of each other. "WTF" is the jist of it!

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  111. I'm totally late to the game but I'm in too! :)

    foreversweetmarella.wordpress.com

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