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And the Grand Prize goes to…

Posted by Steve on April 06 at 09:12 am

… let’s get right down to business. Elaine aka Belly Chick is the winner of the 2010 Easter Egg Hunt Grand Prize, a $250 Gift Certificate to Lima Beads! Elaine found a total of 86 eggs, which qualified her for the Top 10 on the leaderboard and a chance to win the big prize. Congratulations, Elaine!

The Second Prize is a $100 Gift Certificate, awarded to Lara G, who finished tied for 61st on the leaderboard with a very respectable 76 eggs found. Congrats, Lara! We’ll be contacting both winners via e-mail.

We hope everyone had a great time during the hunt! A total of 97,553 eggs were found, and over 2,000 people found more than 20 eggs! Stay tuned for fun promotions in the future… we love having fun here!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Congratulations Elaine and Lara G.! I am so happy for you both! What fun to shop and fill your cart for free!

    Happy bead shopping!

    Thanks so much LB for the fun and free prizes along the way…so much fun here!

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats to Elaine (my twin in Canada!!! ;) ) for winning the Super-Duper Grand Prize for the Infamous Egg Hunt of 2010!!! :D I’m so happy for you!!! Love & chicky hugs to you, dear friend!!! :D

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats to Lara G. for winning the second prize in the Infamous Egg Hunt of 2010!!! Have fun shopping!!! :D

    Thanks to LB for my free beads and discount! You’re the best!!! :D

  4. Truly
    Truly says:

    Congrats to both of you! Well done!!

  5. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Congrats to you both! Your egg hunting skills are superior….mine on the other hand…..well…… Bead Happy!

  6. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Congrats to the winners, Elaine and Lara! Great job the little buggers were well hidden!! Thanks LB for a fun time! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. :)

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    maryb says:

    Congrats to you both – you, and all of the “winners” on the leaderboard had much more stamina than I did – made it to 64 and had to get back to my life! Great fun, and thanks for the free stuff LB.

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Congrats to both of you! You lucky egg hunters! Enjoy spending your cash on beautiful beads at Lima Beads! Thanks LB for the fun of egg hunting! And for the free goodies and the great discount!

  9. CC
    CC says:

    Congratulations Elaine and Lara it was a heck of a hunt. Have fun spending your certificates!

  10. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Thrilled that you won! Know how hard it was to find those eggs!! Have a happy special time picking beads and things! Yahoooo!

  11. Just me
    Just me says:

    Congrats to you both! great job. It was loads of fun for me and my daughter.

  12. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Congrats to you both and have a great time spending those gift certificates! If you need any help, just send me a message and I will be happy to oblige! The name is “Chickie Nonnie T”.
    Thank you also to the Lima Bead team and all their efforts to keep us beaders happy. You’re doing a great job! I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found your site.

  13. Alice P
    Alice P says:

    Congratulations winners!

    This was a load of fun and I can’t wait for the next contest.

    Sure wish I knew where all the eggs were…..closure–since I can’t stop thinking about where they were hidden….hint hint

  14. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to Elaine and Lara!! You do know that you will have to post pictures of what you make with the beads don’t you !! ;D Please!! Have fun with your LB prize money ladies!! :D

    Thanks for the fun contest Lima Team!! You sure do know how to get people hooked…I mean… you sure do know how to inspire customer loyalty!! :D lol

    P.S. what’s up with the babies on the way? How is everyone doing?!

  15. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Awesome contest LB! Congrats Elaine and Lara, wooo hoo!! Choose wisely!!LOL!!

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    Carolinawren says:

    Wow. Good job. Why am I still seeing Easter eggs :-)

  17. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Congratulations to the big winners! LB Team – what a awesome promotion. Well done!

  18. Klista H
    Klista H says:

    Congratulations to both winners!!! LB Team – thanks for the fun and the free prizes. While I was searching for eggs I sure saw a load of beads that I like. I’m sure sales will be up. LOL

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Congratulation Elaine and Lara enjoy choosing your free beads and then please post your creations into the design gallery.

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Thank you Lima Team it was fun hunting eggs while beads filled my shopping bag and wish list! Great strategy! Thanks also for the free beads and discount!

  21. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Congrats Elaine & Lara G! Great Job, enjoy buying all those beads, and making great designs. Be sure to post things in the gallery so we can all see! Great Job!! :D

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    Elizabeth K says:

    Congrats to the winners – this was really a patience test and you passed with flying colors! Add me to those who would love to know where they all were hiding!

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    Pam says:

    Congratulations Elaine and Lara G! Great Job! I found 75 eggs and absolutely can not figure where those other 25 were hiding! Enjoye your gift certificates – you certainly deserve them!

  24. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Congrats to you both! Well deserved – and very much EARNED prizes. Hope you have a great time playing with all those beads!

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    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Congrats to the winners! I’m impressed! Happy shopping! :-)

  26. Goldie H
    Goldie H says:

    Congratulations to both winners!

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    MoonBell says:

    Congrats to you both! And I still feel like I won, because my free beads are on their way! Great job Lima team. :)

  28. Cat Bird Birdsong
    Cat Bird Birdsong says:

    Thank you so much for giving me something to work the old brain cells. I really enjoyed the hunt and I am looking forward to the free beads (not to mention the ones I ordered). Congratulations to everyone who participated. You are all winners as far as I’m concerned. By the way, when will the egg locations be posted–I want to take notes for next year (as in where not to look) :)

  29. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Congratulations Elaine and Lara. Elaine…weren’t we just talking about this yesterday…how you would stay awake all night wondering if you won…Well you did! Have fun shopping for beads!

  30. WaterburyJewels
    WaterburyJewels says:

    Congratulations “Elaine & Lara”…

  31. Leena P
    Leena P says:

    Congratulations to the winners! And thanks to Lima Beads, this was so much fun! :)

  32. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Way t0 go gals I just gave up after 65 was to hard on me back!!! Congrads!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Congrats Elaine & Lara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LB please tell where all the eggs were hidden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Otherwise I’ll go crazy!!!!!! :D

  34. Shayla
    Shayla says:

    Congrats to Elaine and Lara! It was fun Easter egg hunting.
    Thank you Lima Beads!

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Wee! Congrats on the win!

  36. KarmaStudio
    KarmaStudio says:

    Congrats to the winners!

    And thanks to LB for the great fun! I learned so much about gemstones in the hunt, and the free beads and discount were a great bonus. I was a first time customer when the hunt started, and I know I’ll be ordering lots more from LB in the future.

    I am a bit curious as to where those pesky eggs were that I didn’t find. Made it to 75 and then I got stumped.

  37. karenstreasures
    karenstreasures says:

    Congrats to Elaine and Lara! Happy Spending!

  38. Bethe S
    Bethe S says:

    Congrats to the winners! I stopped @ 75 but noticed that others–w/ the same #–were on the Leaderboard long before me. Know a cousin who found more than 85, but I think like me, she was slow to find the lil’ gems. Waiting for the freebies coming our way…& thinking of all sorts of pretty things to create.

  39. Celticcrossing
    Celticcrossing says:

    Congratz to the winners!!♥

  40. m mathews
    m mathews says:

    Congrats to both of you – have fun deciding what to buy – probably harder than the egg hunt, LOL. Thanks LB for the challenge.

  41. birdie
    birdie says:

    congrats to the winners, enjoy spending your prize money, you worked very hard for those eggs!

  42. Twilight Chicky AKA Siri
    Twilight Chicky AKA Siri says:

    Congrats to the winners, you earned every egg you found. Thanks Lima Beads for such a fun event! I look forward to whatever comes next lol!

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    K Duke says:

    Congrats to both winners! I got up to 63 eggs and was off the net over the weekend and unable to finish. Hopefully I’ll do better next year:-)

  44. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Congratulations to the 2 big winners. That was fun! So, where were they all hidden?

  45. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Thanks Lima, I was totally hooked on this hunt, and I did make all levels of prizes. I am anxiously awaiting my beads. Should be here in a day or two. I’ll really have some fun then!

  46. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Congratulations to Elaine and Lara!!!! And thanks to LB for a fun hunt. :D

  47. Tina F
    Tina F says:

    Congrats to the winners! I got in on this one way late but was still able to find 53. I’ll be on the lookout for next year’s contest!

  48. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Congratulations to the winners! This was my first egg hunt and had a great, but frustrating time! I’m still seeing those eggs everywhere I turn. Good job, LB team!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Congratulations, ladies. I threw in the towel at 59 eggs. My admiration goes out to you, Elaine for slogging through the pages to get 86! That is fantastic. :)

  50. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Congrats to the winners!!! Enjoy your rewards! And thanks LB that was a BLAST!!! I gave up at like 52 or 53, and just got my LB order yesterday, WOOT!!! You sent me starburst in my package!!! Thank you, that is so cool, and I am so thrilled with EVERYTHING I got!!!! :::happy dances::: :D

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    Valley Girl says:

    Congrats on your win girls… Nice job! 86 eggs, wow… I thought 75 was gonna kill me. lol… Thanks LB Most fun I have had searching for eggs since I was a kid… I can’t wait for next year!!

  52. Ty Wolfe Designs
    Ty Wolfe Designs says:

    Congrats to the Winners! Great Job everyone, it truely was and EggBlast of fun!

  53. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    Congratulations to the winners1 YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! :)

  54. autumn
    autumn says:

    Congrats to everyone who got to cash in on some awesome prizes! Nice work, all!

  55. KMarice
    KMarice says:

    This was soooo much fun and I can’t wait to get my cool prizes! Not for nothing, the contest did really help me learn to navigate the site so much quicker. Found lots of good things I wasn’t even looking for while hunting for those EGGS:)!!!

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    Wolfkazzy WolfChick says:

    Congrats to the winners and everyone who made it to the leaderboard :) I’m enjoying looking at my amethyst freebies and trying to come up with a design for them :) Looking forward to next year cuz this was lots of fun!

  57. Janz Joolz
    Janz Joolz says:

    Happy bead shopping, lucky winners!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Congratulations Elaine and Lara!!!! :-D Have fun shopping and be sure to show us all what you make with your winnings!!

  59. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Congrats. to both of you, and have fun shopping.

  60. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    OMG…I just got home from work and had a look at my emails!!! I cannot believe I won the big one!!! I am absolutely floored! Thanks to all of my beading buddies for your kind wishes and congratulations. Big kudoos to everyone for a very close race and Lara, have fun shopping…I know I will. Finally, thank you so much to the Lima Beads team for everything…the fun, the excitement, the aggravation and the crossed eyes! Yippeeeee!!! :-D

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Congratulations Elaine and Laura G.!! I had soooo much fun looking for these eggs!! I hoped I would win the Grand Prize a second year in a row, but I knew the chances would be slim…. LOL I had a blast shopping last year, but had a hard time making up my mind!!! HAVE FUN!!

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    Dana E says:

    Congrats to the winners! I abandoned the hunt due to my Daughter and 7 1/2 month old Granddaughter coming home for a surprise visit :)
    Had to get my fill of baby kisses! lol

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Congratulations Elaine and Lara!!! Enjoy those FREE beads! And be sure to show us what you did with them ~ we’ll live vicariously through you! :D

  64. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Thanks, Jill, Dana and Lori!!! :-D

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I’m sorry, Lara…..I misread your name…. Congratulations to you!!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Congrats Belly Chick! have fun spending the $250 on lots of beautiful beads, etc! …didn’t realize there was a second prize! Congrats and have fun to you as well Lara G!

  67. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Thanks, D D!! :-D

  68. SweetPea
    SweetPea says:

    Congratulations Elaine & Lara!! ENJOY SHOPPING!!! I had a great time looking for “THE EGGS” & am looking forward to the next hunt. Thanks Lima Team!

  69. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Thanks SweetPea….I had great fun too!! :-D

  70. Lara G
    Lara G says:

    WOW! Thank you all so much for the kind words and of course congratulations to Elaine and everyone else who found eggs (and got some great free beads). I spent way too many hours looking for the eggs but it was totally worth it :) . Like everyone else I was dreaming about eggs, hallucinating eggs, and twitching whenever I saw an Easter egg anywhere else last week. I had no idea I had won the $100 gift certificate until I loaded the site just now, hoping for a list of where all those eggs I *didn’t* find were! What a wonderful surprise :) . Thanks to everyone at LimaBeads for a fun promotion!

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    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    Congratulations Elaine and Lara. I KNOW that you both deserve it and earned it.

  72. Aiyleta
    Aiyleta says:

    Congrats to both Elaine and Lara!

    And to the LB team for a successful hunt. :D Thanks so much for the fun and free beads, guys! ^^

  73. Traci L C
    Traci L C says:

    Congrats to both of you. The egg hunt was fun but stressful…. Glad it is over, so is my husband!!!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats to Elaine and Lara!!!

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Tons of fun!! Congrats to the winners!! :) I had no idea how big this website was!! I went into pages I didn’t know were there!!! :) :) Thanks LB I am addicted to you!! :)

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    M starrett says:

    Congrats to the winners. I made it to 62. I thought finding a hundred eggs couldn’t be that hard. Boy did I find out different. Lots of fun. Thank you LB.

  77. J Fish
    J Fish says:

    Congrats, ladies! so much fun, huh?!

  78. risingg
    risingg says:

    Great Job! I just couldn’t get past 50 … Well Done, have fun shopping!

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    R P says:

    Congrats to the winners.

    Steve…any chance you will post where all the eggs were hidden?

  80. WaterburyJewels
    WaterburyJewels says:

    Congratulations Elaine & Lara!!!!!
    Yes, Steve tell us where the least found eggs were hidden?

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    Mirjam E says:

    Congratulations Lara and Elaine! You must be so happy! Do you have anything special in mind you’ll get with your prize that you otherwise may not have bought? I know I dreamt during the hunt of emerald, seraphinite, kyanite, tourmaline, apatite……….

  82. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Elaine and Lara, CONGRAGULATIONS on finding soooo many of those lovely lil’ LB easter eggs! Would also love to know what your plans are for your prizes??? I quit looking after finding 53 myself! 8O 8) :D

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    Dora H says:

    Congrats Elaine and Lara on winning !!

    Thanks LB for the fun.??? lol

    BTW where did you hide the hard to find EGGS ??? :)

  84. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    We don’t want to give away ALL of our secrets, but I’m going to share the locations of some of the eggs that were found the least.

    1. In the “zoom” photo of Swedish Chick’s “gold-green-blue-white” necklace design. Found 5 times.

    2. On the forum topic on Druzy in the Lima Beaders group in The Garden. Found 17 times.

    3. In the “Alice in Wonderland” Fresh Pick by Paige M. Found 15 times.

    4. In the step-by-step instructions on the “Winter Dragonfly” design in the Design Gallery. Found 6 times.

    5. On Sheltie Mom’s profile page in The Garden. Found 18 times.

    That’s all for now!

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    Luna says:

    Congratulations, Elaine and Lara!
    Thanks for the list Kevin…and
    well geez I still can’t find location #4, not even when I know what it is. LOL
    How on earth did you beaders find it in the first place, wow. I am curious if any of the eggs every showed up as very tiny, because I kept checking out those little dangling gems on the Fresh Picks sign board, but I never spotted any on there. Did the eggs ever hide as tiny somethings?
    I will probably be sorry I suggested this but a Christmas time hunt would be great, maybe an appropriately shaped ornament, haha, it could look almost eggsactly like the easter eggs,lol. Maybe that’s too long from now, hmm, we could hunt for turkey eggs, yes, or pumpkin seeds. Hahaha, I think everything still looks like an easter egg to me. :)

  86. Frida
    Frida says:

    Congrats to the winners! It was a lot of fun! Wished I have had more time hunting….

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    Wolfkazzy WolfChick says:

    Thanks for the info, Kevin, the hunt was really fun! I did find the egg on Sheltie Mom’s profile but not the other four places… thanks again for the egg hunt!!!

  88. SpicyChick AKA Ginger
    SpicyChick AKA Ginger says:

    I received my free beads for finding 62 eggs…still wondering where in the world the rest of them were! I also got some surprise Easter candy in the package! Way to get Lima Beads recommended!! Good going guys! Thanks for the freebies!

  89. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Congrats, Elaine (and Lara!)!! :D I’m SO happy for you! Like a lot of others, I gave up at around 55 eggs. I just could not take any more! Anyone who dedicates that much time to searching for those darn little eggs definitely deserves at least $250! LOL! Have fun shopping!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    it’s funny but I keep thinking I’m still gonna see an egg pop up wherever I remember them hidding :) …anyways, just wanted to shout out a big “THANKS!” to Lima Beads for my wonderful prizes, they came in today (along with the rest of my order), and everything looks great!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    BIG congrats to the big winners, you EARNED it! I am happy to be a little winner and loved the adventure! Thanks, LB, for another successful egg hunt!! When I found Sheltie Mom’s profile egg, I knew I would have to dig deep. Didn’t find many after that. Thanks for the clues, Kevin! I am going to “find” those now!!

  92. No Photo
    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Aw, the eggs are all gone. Sad day. Easter bunny, Egg Dying, and Egg Hunts are an event at our house! Just noticed I can’t attach a pic here. Will do it somewhere else…

  93. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    Congrats to you both! What patience! What endurance! My mind was fried after 69….Enjoy your spending sprees!!!!!! Can’t wait to see what you both do with your winnings!

  94. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Congratulations to Elaine!

    I had to quit the egg hunt when I was rushed to the hospital March 30 with streptococcal meningitis and almost died. I just got home from the hospital April 6. Today is the first day I’ve felt strong enough to get on the computer…

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Oh Debra! We had no idea! I’m so thankful they were able to save you…meningitis is sooooo scary. I’m glad you are feeling better to be able to join us back here at Lima!! ;)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh my goodness Debra!! Thank God you are still with us!! So sorry you had to go through such a scary ordeal. Whew!!!! Wow!…… Prayers for quick and continued healing. And I say again, we are so happy you are here with us!!!! :-D

  97. Frida
    Frida says:

    Debra I’am soo glad you are back, that must be such a scary hospital visit uhhh…. Hugs n Love n I’am soo glad you won!!!

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    Dora H says:

    Thank you, Kevin….Have a Great weekend… :)

  99. No Photo
    Dora H says:

    Hi Debra, so glad you recovered, and back here on LB…:)

  100. K Pearlman
    K Pearlman says:

    I know I “won” a discount coupon, but I was hoping to find all the eggs. Now I haven’t got the code. Can I find it somewhere?

  101. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hi K Pearlman,
    This should be the code for your 15% off coupon: LV63422.

    Debra, so sorry to hear about your scary ordeal; very glad to hear you are on the road to recovery!! :-D

  102. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Debra, so sorry to hear of your illness, and thank God you are better and back home! Glad you are back take care of yourself! Hugs

  103. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Congratulations to both of you chickies! Determination is a great asset :) :)

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Elaine, I am thinking that is YOUR code for 15% off. I think everyone’s is different…
    Debra, how scary!!! and unfair to happen during the egg hunt(LOL)! So,so grateful you survived and are still with us!! Rest up and don’t rush your recovery!

  105. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Plucky, you may be right about that discount code…I never thought about that!
    K Pearlman, if you go to the page on the blog that has the links to the leaderboard and to the gifts, you will find a code for the 15% off discount which, as Plucky said, may be different for everyone. Sorry for any confusion. :-(

  106. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Congratulations Elaine! I am so happy for you. And the same goes for Lara G of course :-) Hope you will spend that money wisely lol

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