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Monday, September 3, 2012

A Holiday Giveaway & Discount

It's Labor Day in the US, and since we are off celebrating, we thought we'd spread a little bit of the celebration your way!


We're giving away one of Jennie's Design Challenge Bundles!  It was so much fun creating a project with these fabrics and we thought one of you might like to play with them too {you can find the Bedside Trio here & here, but the options are endless!}.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment letting us know your favorite thing about Labor Day, or if you're not in the US, then a favorite thing about a holiday unique to your country!  The giveaway closes Monday, September 10, at 11:59pm and we'll draw a random winner.

In the meantime, we're also offering a special discount to our shop:


Just use the code LABORDAY2012 to get 20% off your order {please note, this discount is only available in our shop, not Etsy or any other retailer}.

Have a great day!

217 comments:

  1. Here in Portugal we have a very special holiday that celebrates a military revolution made without guns. Instead the soldiers placed carnations (the flower) in the guns and they took down the gorvernment that was on the power at that time (very similar to a dictatorship). We still celebrate that day and, of course, the symbol of the day are the carnations!

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  2. My favorite public holiday in Australia would have to be Australia day. It's in the summer so it's the perfect day for beaches and BBQs (all the things we are famous for).
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I hope you are enjoying your labor day.

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  3. Thank you for the chance to win. Over here in Australia, we do have Labour Day but not until October. Christmas means the most to me, followed by Easter, but the most reversed (secular) holiday would be Anzac Day. I think you call this Veteran's Day in the US. Such a special day to pause a rember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. May we never forget.

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  4. My favorite thing about Labor Day is the weather. We get this beautiful 3-day weekend while the weather is still wonderful. It's so fabulous!

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  5. Favorite thing about labor day is having that extra day at the end of summer to spend with my family. Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day

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  6. Labor Day makes for a wonderful sewing day! And, I have plans for this day! Happy quilting.

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  7. In Melbourne our Labour Day is about 6 months from now! As we are back at school then, it is a great holiday early in the school year- the weather is usually the highlight!

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  8. A holiday that we in New Zealand share with Australia is Anzac Day, celebrated on 25th April to commemorate the Anzac troops landing in Turkey. I hope one day to be in Gallipoli for the Anzac Day Dawn Service, maybe in 2015 for the 100th Anniversary. Now wouldn't THAT be amazing!

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  9. Labor day for me is the sign of coming into the fall season, cooler weather. It also is great for shopping and discounts.

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  10. My fav thing to do is to sew and read since I have the day off from working at an ambulance co. The down time means alot and to do what I want is a win win.
    gaye71353yahoo.com

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  11. Since I have to work today, my favorite thing about this holiday is that people are checking out of the hotel...lol. Thanks for your generosity.

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  12. I guess my favorite thing is it's another day to relax and cookout before the icky Winter comes.

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  13. I love Labor Day because it means the beginning of the fall to me. Cooler temps, great food, fire in the fire pit in the back yard...mmmmm. Makes me smile just thinking about it.

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  14. I don't have to work! Also, it is the start of fall. My favorite season. Mary

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  15. My favorite thing about labor day is that I don't have to cook, since it's a grilling outdoors holiday :)

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  16. Labor Day is usually a day of boating & relaxing before work the next day but since I retired & don't have to work the next day - oh well - just another day of relaxing! Life is great.......

    beautiful fabric - thanks for the chance to win some.

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  17. Labour day has always been about back to school jitters! First as a child, and now as a teacher - I don't think that I've ever slept well on the first Monday in September.

    Sarah

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  18. We don't have a labour day. But I love the fireworks on our national day (1st of august) and the familygatherings then.

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  19. A 3 day weekend always feels like there's a "catch up" day.

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  20. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones on Labor Day! Thanks for the giveaway! Have a Nice Day! :)

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  21. We don't have a labor day here in England but I wish we had a St George day or something to celebrate!

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  22. My favorite thing about Labor Day.. There once was an article in the paper that read.. Sheriff's Wife takes Labor Day literally... That was my momma.. And thus I was born. Every so many years it is my birthday. Big smiles. I love it when it is on my birthday. Not this year though.

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  23. My favorite thing about Labor Day is a day off work. How ironic. I use the day to catch up on things I need to get done. That is work too, just not paid work.

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  24. It's not very exciting but my favorite thing about Labor Day is having a day off from work. This is the beginning of a very busy time in our office and this is a chance to just relax and recharge in preparation for that. It's also an indication that fall is just around the corner.

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  25. My favourite thing about any holiday is having a longer weekend! Isn't it the same for most people?!

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  26. I love Labor Day...because cooler weather is getting closer!!!
    Love the BBQs with family or friends

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  27. When I worked in the corporate world I just loved having another day off in the summer...now I work for a school district (summer break) so the best part of the holiday is having my hubby home :)
    Thanks for your generous give-away :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  28. My favorite part is having my husband home. He doesn't see the kids as much as they'd like, so it's a good day we can spend together as a family.

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  29. My husband works so hard, so it is a real treat to have him home for a bonus day off. Great bundle - thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. My favorite thing about Labor Day is that for me it is the first day of FALL!! And I love Fall with all it's cooler weather, glorious colors and fresh clean air! Love those fabrics too:)

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  31. My favorite thing is watching for the Blue Angels or Thunderbirds that fly over our neighborhood as part of the Air Show that comes to our city each Labor Day weekend. By the time we hear them (and they are LOUD!!!)they are long gone!

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  32. My favorite thing about Labor Day is having a three day weekend! Love an extra day and love your giveaway! So pretty.

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  33. My favorite thing about Labor Day is having a three day weekend! Love an extra day and love your giveaway! So pretty.

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  34. A three day weekend. Your giveaway is so pretty!

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  35. A three day weekend. Your giveaway is so pretty!

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  36. You shop is gorgeous. Enjoy your holiday and I hope you gets lots of sewing in...smiles...Renee

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  37. I love having a three day weekend to enjoy sewing and spending time with family.

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  38. an extra day with my family! YAY!

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  39. Here we celebrate Labor Day on May 1 and love that day because family and friends gather and spend the day together it`s remaind me the holiday season unless we go to the countryside to spend the day there,eating,walking and playing.It`s a nice day.

    Hope you have a fun day!

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  40. I love Labor Day this year, because this afternoon I am going to catch up on all of my housework!

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  41. Honestly, my favorite thing about Labor Day is that I am off work and got to sleep in. It also allows me some extra sewing time.

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  42. Australia Day! This is a day filled with fun, family activities and time together.

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  43. Labor Day will be fun to spend an extra day with family since we all have the day off.

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  44. This year we are spending Labor Day weekend at a campground in New York. We are having a great time with beautiful weather, cozy campfires, leisurely walks,and chatting with new acquaintances. Happy Labor Day to you and your family! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  45. I enjoy the day off doing things I love & spending time with friends & family.

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  46. I love looking back over the summer and remembering all the good times with family and friends.

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  47. My favorite thing about labor day, is that there is no work...lol...my husband is off today and e will probably go and see a movie :)

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  48. My favourite thing about Burns Night in January in Scotland is the haggis, neeps and tatties (turnip and potatoes for non-Scots!).

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  49. Happy labor day to you and your families. Hum my favorite thing about labor day, has to be it is an extra day off from rushing to get off to school. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  50. I love having a three day weekend to catch up on sewing, dinners on the grill, and watching old movies in the evenings:) thanks for the giveaway:) have a great weekend!

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  51. I love Labor Day because my DH has a 3 day weekend.

    Mary Malone

    mary and russ at wi dot rr dot com

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  52. I love having that last long weekend with hubby and kids. Lots of grilling for Labor Day doesn't hurt either!

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  53. That is getting my daughter off to school.

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  54. Love being able to get together with family on Labor Day--well most Labor Days, but not this one. Guess I'll have to sew instead......

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  55. The best thing about Labor day is that is marks the end to summer, and the beginning of fall....at least in my head. It is the beginning of something new and one last chance to laze about and enjoy a day before the work of fall sets in.

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  56. My favorite thing about Labor Day is that my husband gets to be off work!

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  57. Labor Day is always the last day of summer vacation so we make it a lazy day. After a busy summer and looking forward to a super busy school year, its nice to have a do-nothing day :)

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  58. I feel like I appreciate the Labor Day holiday a whole lot more, now that Miss C. is going to Kindergarten all day. It feels so good to have an extra day with my entire family. Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabrics!

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  59. For so many years, with hubby being a teacher, it wasn't an overly happy day here! End of summer, back to school. But maybe that's what I liked most about it - return to a routine for the family.
    Love to win your bundle.

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  60. Hi!!!! I like that it is a slower paced day!!!! Thanks for the give a way!!!!

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  61. This year it seems more exciting because my little boy (umm i mean big boy) is starting kindergarten! He is so excited. Thank you for the give away!

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  62. Now that the children are all gone, Labor Day kind of goes unnoticed in our family, unless someone is able to come home for the long weekend. Then we like to go to our favorite picnic spot, the center of the river bordering our country from Canada. The river is usually low this time of year and reveals the river bed. A four wheel drive gets us over the rocky terrain, then a bit of wading in the freezing water and tada, build a fire and roast hot dots. FUn fun!

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  63. My favorite thing about labor day is my husband gets that day off.

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  64. I like that it is the last long weekend of summer weather and the calm before preparations begin for the upcoming holidays. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. I love Labor Day because it is a prelude to autumn.

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  66. We have friends that always invite us over for a pool party on Labor Day. Perfect goodbye to summer!

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  67. Three-day weekend! Time to play and rest up. :)

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  68. In England we celebrate pancake day in February, this is on Shrove Tuesday. Virtually every house in the country cooks pancakes for dinner. There are many toppings but the traditional is lemon juice and sugar, or golden syrup. Yummy. Thank you for the pretty giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  69. An extra day off of work! But I end up working here at home. Got some painting done on shelving hubs built yesterday so I feel as though I can sew today!

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  70. I love hanging out with my family, on Labor Day.

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  71. Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite thing about Labor day is taking my kids to the beach one more time before school starts.

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  72. I just love a BBQ on Labor Day...with all my family..flags flying and good times! Thanks for the giveaway..I sure would LOVE to win!

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  73. Labor I love to enjoy family and friends. I am your newest follower. Thank you so much for you sweet comment on my blog.
    Hugs
    donna

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  74. Oh, such pretty fabric. Labor Day is a great day for a picnic. Sometimes summers are to busy to get one in, but by Labor Day are usually able to slow down and enjoy the day. Love your blog.

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  75. Labor Day to me signals the end of summer and the start of Fall, my favorite season.

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  76. Lovely fabric and thanks for the link to the Bedside trio. Labor day makes me stop and think about my parents and grandparents who were such hard workers and for the wonderful country we live in. It is also the kick off day for fall in my mind. It is o.k. to start decorating for fall.

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  77. I love the patriotic feelings that Labor Day brings out! The fabrics are beautiful! :)

    xoxo Kim

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  78. HELLO! LABOR DAY ANOTHER DAY TO GET TOGETHER WITH FAMILY+FRIENDS!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING A REALLY CUTE GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  79. We always go up in the mountain and get firewood for the winter on labor day. It is a lot of work but a lot of fun to spend the day in the mountains with me family. eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  80. My favorite thing about Labor Day is that its the last holiday before the kids go back to school on Wednesday. So, we do odds and ends around the yard and house before the weather gets too cold... Yesterday we got the kids their school shoes (last item on the list). And now I have to label everything. :) Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful fabric! :)

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  81. This year my favourite thing is that it's my birthday. That doesn't happen every year though. :-)

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  82. Hanging out at a Labor Day block party - kids going crazy, talking about what we did over the summer and what we plan to do for the fall.

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  83. My favorite thing about Labor Day is having a day off to relax and spend time with family! Also, the weather is usually pretty nice and we can grill outdoors. tennisbec@hotmail.com

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  84. We have Labour Day in Canada too. I like it because it is the fall -clean up the yard and garden - time of year and it is nice to have an extra day to work on things.

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  85. My favorite part of Labor Day is when as a family we go to the memorials and help celebrate our military past and prestent.

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  86. labor day also is the unoffical end of summer; fall is coming. i like the change of seasons, new colors, new projects!

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  87. ...having an extra day to mentally prepare for school starting-and to get some last minute school sewing in! thanks for the giveaway.

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  88. Just relaxing enjoying friends company and thanking everyone for all they do.Thanks for the give away.Love your site.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  89. I love hanging out with my family and relaxing. ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  90. I love that I get to spend an extra day with my family on labor day.

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  91. I love getting to spend time with family and friends. We had breakfast this morning with good friends who don't live in the area anymore. Now, my daughter is over for a visit.

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  92. I love Labor Day because it means the summer heat will (hopefully, please, please) be on its way out!

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  93. Just relaxing for an extra day -- but this was my holiday to work this year so didn't get to do that. Oh well, it was nice the phone didn't ring at all :)

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  94. Labor Day normally means fall is just around the corner with cooler temperatures. But here in Oklahoma that are still saying we are staying in triple digit temperatures for awhile. Thank you for having the giveaway.

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  95. the one thing I like about labor day is that my hubby is off from work so we can spend the day doing something together.
    thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

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  96. I'm from Holland and we have Sinterklaas (Santa Clause but then a little different). Love the hot cocoa and pepernoten (dutch treat) and the look on our childrens faces when presents arrive at our doorstep! Thanks for a chance on this give away!

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  97. Best thing about Labor Day? End of summer celebration, outside, with my extended family: barbeque, cold salads, pool noises, popsicles, kids having fun, lazy-enjoy-a-day-without-homework relaxation.

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  98. Labor Day is a much appreciated day off from work, it signals the end of summer, and the much anticipated arrival of autumn soon.

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  99. We don't have Labor day but we did have a 3-day weekend the week before, love having more time with my fiance!

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  100. The best thing about labor day is that it's the last full day off of work before I go back to teaching, although I miss my students.

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  101. Happy Labor Day. My favorite thing about Labor Day is the BBQ we always have. It signals that my beloved fall is almost here too.

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  102. My favorite part of the day is having my husband home!
    ambre.sautter at gmail dot com

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  103. The best thing about Labor Day is having a day off from work.

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  104. pleasant day watching real families spend time together

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  105. we don't have Labor Day here in the Netherlands but we do have 'Koninginnedag' (Queens day on April 30) a nationwide day of festivties. Our Royal family visits 2 places where they attend all kind of folk things :-) Lots of people wear orange clothing or red white and blue clothing. I guess to an outsider it is very odd :-)

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  106. My favorite thing about Labor day is that my husband is home and we can spend the day together. I love that fabric!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  107. My favorite thing about Labor day is that it means fall is almost here with cooler weather. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  108. I like that it's the last holiday, officially marking the end of summer! =)

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  109. back when i was working it meant a day off with pay

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  110. This Labor Day weekend I just lazed and read and sewed. It was wonderful.

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  111. I love and hate the 'Australia Day' Holiday! Love it beacuse it is all beaches and BBQs and beers and hate it beacuse it is only a day or two before school returns from it's summer break! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. Love the selection and colors. Would love to win this! Sigh, Labor Day and the weekend is almost done.

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  113. Labor Day was my father's birthday, he passed in May. I remember picnics with German Chocolate Cake and ants, lots of ants.

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  114. Mostly I just love having my husband home with us for the day. :) Thanks so much for the beautiful giveaway!

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  115. Labor Day means the start of beautiful fall weather, less humid and not as many bugs. I just got back from a kayak ride, fall in NH is the best.

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  116. Love that my husband gets a day off of work :)

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  117. I love that I have a job (and the day off!)

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  118. Labor Day for us is the day before school starts! Being teachers its an exciting time.

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  119. I just really enjoy having the day off.

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  120. I always enjoy having the day off!

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  121. I was hoping for the time and a half at work, but got called off. So instead I did spend an extra day with the family and for that I'm grateful, plus I did get alittle sewing time in.

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  122. My favorite thing about Labor Day is not going anywhere but staying home. It has always signified the beginning of school and fall activities for me. I usually get the urge to decorate in fall colors around now.

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  123. I'm an American in Australia and the favorite thing about Labor Day to me as a kid was the last hurrah before school started...beach, bbq, sun and sand.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  124. My favorite thing about the Labor Day holiday is that it is one of the few holidays that celebrates the heros of our great nation! With all the beautiful American flags that wave during this holiday, it makes us reflect on the great sacrifices our men in uniform have paid for our freedom. My brother, my husband and my Father were all veterans.
    Love this giveway, beautiful and very generous.
    Thank you!

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  125. I love the relaxed pace of the day, and that there is a shorter school/work week for all. Plus great food! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  126. My favorite thing about Labor Day is the little break it gives after the first two weeks of school. We like to stay home, have a nice steak and dessert lunch, and just chill out (and sew a little).

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  127. My favorite thing is spending the entire day hanging out with my family doing whatever we feel like doing. :)

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  128. I have no idea what the different holidays are here in Japan, but in Australia I love that in my home state, Boxing Day is actually a holiday as it was the date our state was founded - score for longer Christmas celebrations!

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  129. Hi! I am from Mexico and love all the food that is prepare for different holidays and the fireworks at the city zocalo...

    Thanks for the Giveaway! I am a new fan and love your blog!!
    Bea
    cancuncuncookies@gmail(dot)com

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  130. Labour Day here in Canada indicates a lessened workload for me as I babysit five fabulous kids all summer! awolk at rogers dot com

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  131. My favorite part of Labor Day is family cookouts and get togethers.

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  132. Labor Day always signaled the end of summer and the start of a new school year. I always enjoyed the first day of school: wearing a new, meticulously picked out outfit, seeing my friends again, meeting my new teachers, and the excitement of a whole year to learn new things. Your bundle is just lovely!

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  133. Labor day means school starts soon. Yeah! Although I will miss the nice weather. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  134. My favorite thing about Labor Day is enjoying the day with family and knowing that Fall (my favorite season) is right around the corner!

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  135. Labor Day means the last of the long family weekends with water fun, homemade potatoe salad and delicious BBQ! With our family having 18 grandchildren, this evening I am working on only the first of many christmas gifts, a spiderman afgan. Time to prepare for the other holidays with the family, the holidays seem to come quicker every year.
    Enjoy!

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  136. For me, Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer and the beginning of Fall. Summers are hot where I live, not the kind of weather conducive to sleeping under quilts. As soon as Fall comes, I love to get my bed ready for those wonderfully cold nights by putting a folded quilt at the foot of my bed. I have about 6 quilts that I rotate through during the winter time. I love the cold weather and the chance to finally see my quilts on the bed.
    thanks for the great give away.

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  137. Labor Day means time with family and for this year, I flew to Colorado to see my daughter and her new house. We hit several quilt shops and antique shops and just enjoyed being together!

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  138. 3 day weekends for hubby and I are what I like best. Though this year he is off hiking in the mountains..but I means I have the house to myself to sew, sew, sew!

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  139. I love Labor Day because it was the day my daughter was born, although it doesn't fall on the same day every year!

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  140. Labor Day is the start of fall, the start of a new school year, the start of the harvest season, and a time to celebrate the work we all do and have done. Thank you for this great giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  141. I think right now my favorite thing about Labor Day is having the day off today. I work retail and normally work on holidays. It's nice to have the day off to relax and hang out with friends.

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  142. We have a family tradition and it is packing up our gear and heading for the beach to have a bonfire. It is so much fun and relaxing...
    We roast hot dogs, hamburgers and make smores! It's a great time.
    Thanks for the great opportunity on these beautiful fabrics.
    sylvia
    psjvpy(at)verizon (dot) net

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  143. Today on Labor Day we REALLY labored!!! We are gettign ready for a 90th birthday party for my Mom. So the garden needed some TLC. We all pitched in, we are EXHAUSTED, but we are party ready!!! Happy labor day to all.

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  144. I love Labor Day because my family can spend three days together. Thank you for the chance to win such beautiful fabric. I am just building my stash and they would be a great addition!

    Paige
    paigegathome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  145. In Australia, my favourite public holiday is Australia Day, it's near the end of January & close to the end of summer holidays, everybody is relaxed & happy - it sounds a bit like Labor Day for you guys. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  146. I love Labor Day in NZ as it signals the start of summer usually! We always go to the beach for Labour weekend.

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  147. Here in Scotland we have Open Doors weekends and different weekends for different areas. The first weekend in September is Ayrshire Open Doors Day. This means most places of interest open their doors free of charge, also some private residences and estates open their homes up for the weekend to the public. We always make a point of going to see one or two places that we would not normally see. This weekend we went up Kilwinning Abbey Tower and visited the Masonic Mother Lodge in Kilwinning. Both were very intersting and we had a great time. Love your giveaway.

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  148. I'm pretty sure there isn't a holiday unique to our country. We have Remembrance Sunday, but so do a lot of other countries, we have Mother's day and father's day... not unique. christmas? Definitely not. Easter? Ditto. Wow, we need some more holidays over here!

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  149. For me, Labor Day marks the beginning of my Fall mindset. I spent the weekend doing Fall cleaning, changing up my home to welcome a new season and feeling very Fallish...even though the weather still is so warm. I can almost smell the crisp leaves crunching under foot, and it's not even happening yet!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

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  150. My favorite thing about labor day was I got to sew all day and then my husband took me out for dinner! Now that is how I like to spend a holiday!

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  151. On Labor Day the temperatures have dropped a little here in Florida - a great day to be down by the river relaxing and visiting!

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  152. My favorite thing about Labor Day is watching the parade in our small town. It was especially good this year! Then spending the afternoon in my sewing room was a bonus. I love the quiet hours relaxing with all the fabrics.

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  153. I dont usually celebrate this holiday, But I did drink some wine and sew !!!

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  154. Labor Day is a wonderful day to spend time with family doing fun things like fishing and a cookout!

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  155. My favorite thing about Labor Day is being together as family with my husband and my boys. Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  156. My birthday is always right around Labor Day and yesterday...it was right on the holiday! yeah!~ Thanks for a beautiful stack of fabric.

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  157. Favorite thing @ Labor Day - having a cookout with family and friends.

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  158. Favorite thing about the day is just having another day off - and since it's always a Monday, that means the week following only has four work days! huzzah! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  159. How boring is this but my favorite part of Labor Day weekend is to have a long weekend. It is SUCH a treat!!! :) meandelna@gmail.com

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  160. Here in Canada, we celebrate Labour day too! Yes, we have a "u" in it, just like we do for colour, honour, neighbour.......
    my favourite (ohhh there's another one!) thing about Labour Day is the feeling of nostalgia I get from it. I always think back to my first days of school, which were always tinged with a bit of sadness that summer was ending, but also with excitement for the upcoming year!

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  161. Here in Denmark we have St. bededag or in english Big praying day... The evening before we eat a special kind of bread. This bread is only in the shops once a year. At the Big praying day we just relax and do absolut nothing... I usaley sew :)

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  162. a day off from work and most of the chores are done is the best non-labor Labor day.

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  163. Having my husband get a day off work and getting to spend the day together as a family is my favorite part about labor day. Also, we were married over Labor Day weekend so getting to celebrate our Anniversary each year around Labor day (or sometimes on Labor Day) is really my favorite.

    Laura

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  164. My favorite thing about Labor Day is that it falls right around my birthday so typically I get a 3-day birthday weekend!

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  165. This year my favourite thing about Labour Day (here in Canada - same day) was the two nights of beautiful fireworks and just the atmosphere in Saskatoon. Both evenings were beautiful and warm and the river bank parks (in Saskatoon) were FULL of thousands of happy people there to see the fireworks. Even though there were so many people, it didn't feel crowded but you still felt a part of something much larger than yourself. It was LOVELY!!

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  166. For many years Labor Day represented the end of summer vacation and the start of school. Now I look at it as the start of cooler weather and leaves changing colors. fmoore11589@comcast.net

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  167. I enjoy Labor Day because it is a holiday for me, so I can stay home hopefully get to sew. A day off work now and then can be a treat if you get to do something you love. Love the fabrics!

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  168. What a lovely choice of fabrics! I think May Day is possibly unique to the UK, I love it because it often falls on my husbands birthday and we can often celebrate in the sun! thanks for a great giveaway

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  169. June in Australia we celebrate H.M. the Queen birthday by having a public holiday on a Monday mid-way through the month. So? Well, Britain does not have a public holiday for the Queen.
    January 26th is Australia day when England claimed Australia or Invasion Day for the Indigenous people - the Aborigines.

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  170. Hi!
    I like what Labor Day is sleeping! Much wake up early to go to work and that day and take the opportunity to get up a little later, being with family and eating out of home. In Spain de Labor Day is the first day of May.

    Thanks for let me participate in this great giveaway.

    xoxo

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  171. I miss celebrating Labor Day! For me, it signifies the end of summer--a big BBQ, last day at the neighborhood pool, watermelon, corn on the cob, etc. The smell is of sunscreen lotion and the sound is water splashing and cicadas singing in the trees. I used to dread it when I was a kid since it meant school started the next day.

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  172. in our neck of the wooks, school starts before labor day...so its the holiday weekend is a nice 3 day weekend...better to ease into the school year!

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  173. The thing I like the most about Labor Day is not having to work - Melissa in GA

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  174. My favorite thing about Labor Day is it's the end of summer and family comes together to celebrate and remember the good times we had during the past summer. The weather is starting to cool a bit and the holidays are just around the corner, more family get togethers! Family is the best thing about all holidays.

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  175. My favorite thing about Labor Day is it's the end of summer and family comes together to celebrate and remember the good times we had during the past summer. The weather is starting to cool a bit and the holidays are just around the corner, more family get togethers! Family is the best thing about all holidays.

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  176. For me, Labor Say marks the seasonal transition into fall, which is a wonderful season here in NC with (generally) cooler temps, clear brisk air, amazing colors, and the promise of abundant harvests. It seems to be a second spring of sorts with the earth bursting forth.
    This holiday is also a low key one, more about family & relaxing than about preparation & gifts.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  177. My favorite thing about Labor Day is the onset of fall!!! :) It's finally the end of summer! :)

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  178. I live in the south where it gets so hot. Labor day is a sign when you begin to think the heat will end and cooler weather is one the way....and football begins!

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  179. Labor Day... ahhhh... a day of no labor! A nice three day weekend at the end of summer in Southern California. A lazy day to do anything or nothing at all. What's not to love?
    - sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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  180. I like Labor day because ever so many years it is my husbands b-day and most of the other years we still get a three day weekend for his b-day. Plus it is the first break from teaching during the school year.

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  181. My favorite thing about labor day is its the last family summer barbeque. Bring on fall!

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  182. Labor Day is always bittersweet -I could smell the end of summer in the air, and my garden is nearly ready to 'put to bed' - last day before school starts and I will miss spending the extra free time with my sweet 2nd grader.

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  183. Oh my..these are adorable...I am thinking I would love to make a sweet bag from these...or try! Labor..we have it in Canada...bike riding with my family and ice cream treats after! Pure joy.

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  184. Gorgeous fabrics! Labor Day means a day off from classes for our college son~ and that means I get a phone call! :-) Win-win! LOL

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  185. I love labour day because it is the official start of fall where I live in the far North of Canada. Colours are always in full fall display, air is crisp & sun is warm. and also because it's a 3 day weekend, lol!

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  186. Adoro dia do trabalho, "ou dia do trabalhador" aqui no Brasil comemoramos no dia 1 de maio, que por coincidência e o dia do meu aniversário.
    Amanha dia 7 de setembro também temos um feriado muito importante, O dia 7 de setembro é o Dia da Pátria, a principal data do calendário cívico Brasileiro e na qual se comemora a independência do Brasil de Portugal, proclamada por Dom Pedro I em 1822.

    Beijo

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  187. ohhhhhh, what lovely fabrics! what i love about labor day is church services in the morning and swimming, grilling, laughing and reflecting on the day with my family -- hamburgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, watermelon!!

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  188. What a wonderful giveaway.....I love getting together with family and friends

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  189. Labor Day is usually the last family BBQ of the Summer before the routine of Fall busy-ness comes around!

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  190. My favorite thing about Labor Day is being with family for a cookout and swimming.

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  191. My favorite thing about labor day....getting a day off from work to quilt of course! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  192. I love the fact that there is a National Holiday that celebrate the ordinary working people of the US. Of course, it goes much deeper than that but that is the crux of it. But I have to be honest and admit that even though I am retired now, I remember just enjoying having a day off to spend with hubby and our kids. It was easy and didn't cost much except gas in the car to pack a picnic lunch and go to a park or up to a daytime campground in the mountains that are just a 20 minute drive from our home. *sigh*...those were good times and we made many wonderful memories. Thanks so much for a chance to win in this wonderful giveaway. Hugs...

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  193. Oh I want to be the giveaway!! Labor day is just about relaxing and eating some good food to me!
    Daisy

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  194. Hello! I' m fom Spain in Europe and we also have Labour Day but we celebrate it on the 1st of May. We usually attend a pacific demonstration in the morning or we can relax which is really nice too. Thank you very much for the giveaway, it's very nice from you!

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  195. My favorite thing about Labor Day is going to the lake. It is also my husband's grandfather's birthday, so that makes it even more special! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  196. My favorite thing about Labor Day is getting all those nice new school supplies lined up in bags for the kids. I always buy a couple of extra notebooks and pens for me too - it's crazy, but I love school supplies!
    c_lynd at msn.com

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  197. We celebrate Labour Day as well in Canada (notice we spell it differently - a leftover from our British days). My favourite thing about it is that it represents a new year for me - after the heat of August and with the approaching crispness of Fall it inspires me to take a fresh approach to everything!

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  198. My favorite thing about Labor Day is getting to spend the day with my husband. I stay at home, but since he works, I spend most of my time alone. We don't even do anything. Just spending an entire week day together is really nice.

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  199. What I love about Labor Day is that both my daughter and my hubby get to be home with me. Don't get me wrong, I love having time to myself to do whatever I want (after I do what I need. lol) but it's nice to know that there is a day that we'll all get to be together for sure.

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