Nov 5, 2012

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #7


Never in my life have I been busier; with two small children, a husband, a dog, quail, housekeeping, volunteering, and caring for 60+ chickens, my "real world" days are full. Add to that my "virtual life," which includes Facebooking, blogging, crafting, cooking, Tweeting, Pinning, Instagraming, eBaying, Etsying, YouTubing, writing for magazines and oh...running my own company and slowing down is a luxury. One of the things I appreciate most about hosting this blog hop is that it forces me to slow down for a few hours each week to visit and enjoy the creativity and perspectives of other bloggers. I invite you to join me in spending some time appreciating the talents of at least a few of this week's party guests. I'm glad I did and I think you will be too.

Now...onto this week's Featured Bloggers!
"Cheap and time consuming" are the adjectives used to describe this tea-dyed, coffee filter lampshade, made by Nicki at The Vintage Farmhouse, which means I absolutely MUST try it! Very clever ideas for using coffee filters that result in a feminine, elegant look.
Meet Draumur, the very handsom, Icelandic ram at Dancing Aspens Farms, posing with a few of his feathered friends. In addition to the striking photography, what struck me about this blog was their philosophy:  "Pasture management from the ground up."  Erin states that she and her husband Mark believe that soil health contributes to plant health, which directly impacts animal health and that their role as shepherds is to care for their animals, the soil, water and biological community.
Paula, (aka: PMc) author of Call Me PMc, shared one of those "why didn't I think of that?" recipes, Breakfast Pizza! It's essentially a bacon and tomato quiche on pizza crust. Brilliant! And you know it's going to taste delicious cold, hot or room temperature. Count me in!
This and That's Photography, Black and White spoke to me as I am a sucker for both barn photos and black & white photography and Marlys' post this week celebrates both.

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #7
You’re invited to LINK UP!
Do you have a clever blog post to share with us this week? We’d love to read it!
Despite the blog hop title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
The Chicken Chick
How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips, stories, Pinterest projects/recipes you’ve tried, Etsy store creation, posts about your chickens, farm animals or other pets, whatever you choose- BE CLEVER!

Use the direct link to your blog post, not to your blog’s home page. We want to be able to find your clever post!

Please note: If you have trouble linking up, the following two tips should help OR, feel free to email me the URL to your post and I will add it for you! Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com
1. Add the link to this Clever Chicks Blog Hop to your blog FIRST, before submitting your link to the hop or the link tool won't work.
2. Utilize the 'Try here" option if you have done #1 without success.
3. If you have already completed #1, it could be a browser issue; changing browsers may help.

Featured Blogs
My favorite posts will be FEATURED on Clever Chicks next week! And the featured bloggers are welcome post my "Featured"  button on their blogs!
CleverChicksFeatured


94 comments :

  1. Jane Sarchet11/5/12, 3:04 AM

    Morning everyone, hope you all had a good week :)
    Today's offering is for my scrummy Simple Cookie Recipe which comes with 3 variations, if I get time in the kitchen today I'm dreaming up a 4th one too!
    See you next week :)
    Janie x

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  2. Marlys Folly11/5/12, 4:01 AM

    Thanks for hosting and featuring my barn pictures.... These pictures when i took them I wasn't very happy with them so decided to change them to black and white and thought they turned out better.  This week I decided share my salted caramel mocha latte from my other blog.

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  3. 20somethingallergies11/5/12, 7:16 AM

    Thanks for hosting Kathy!
    This week, I wanted to share a fun infographic on some of the things that make us real foodies. You might be a real foodie if…the milk you drink is illegal in 20 states. Come check out the 12 things that may tell you if you’re a real foodie. I hope you get a giggle out of it too!
    You Might Be A Real Foodie If…http://www.20somethingallergies.com/you-might-be-a-real-foodie-if/

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  4. annie @ montanasolarcreations11/5/12, 7:44 AM

    I am amazed at all you juggle! I'm constantly searching for a little down time and finding the balance as a work from home mama but I only have a toddler and two dogs to chase after so your long list of responsibilities is quite inspiring :) Thanks for hosting! 

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  5. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 7:50 AM

    Thanks for linking up Annie! (sometimes I wonder myself! LOL)

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  6. Well, I already liked the page, but I hope that doesn't keep me from being qualified!

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  7. Vintagefarmhouse11/5/12, 8:37 AM

     Thank you for the feature!

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  8. Susanormiston211/5/12, 8:38 AM

    love the pumpkins 

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  9. Thanx for the link to another great blog!

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  10. Thank you so much for the wonderful posts you have. Plus the delicious looking recipes, my tummy is rumbling now! :D Keep up the great work! I've already liked Country Craft House on FB & wish I could win  the lotto to buy one of everything! I think the Thanksgiving Pumpkin is super cute!

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  11. Ahealthylifeforme11/5/12, 8:50 AM

    Wow girl, you are one busy woman.  But I am sure you would rather be busy than not.  It makes life much more rewarding to experiencing it versus watching it!  Keep on keeping us motivated by example!!

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  12. Happy Monday, Kathy, thanks for hosting

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  13. Thank you so much for the feature on my Breakfast Pizza. It's really easy and very tasteful, I hope your readers enjoy it as much as my family does! www.callmepmc.com Paula

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  14. Betty McNelis11/5/12, 9:43 AM

    It really has been a busy season for us, too! Normally life is much more slow paced, but wow has it gotten very full! Love the blog, by the way. 

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  15. Wow you are super busy!  You do way more "virtual world" things than I do and I already feel like I have very little "free" time. I don't know what would happen if I added anything else!

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  16. Rachelladnier11/5/12, 10:01 AM

    IM  amazed at  your strength  to get  things done ,i have only 2 cats 1 dog  ,about 30 chickens

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  17. Elizabeth Ann11/5/12, 10:04 AM

    I would love to win the cute pumpkin!  I think I'll work on linking up this week.  I've got to much to do today.  I hope you understand. = )  I love the idea of having different blogs putting their best page up each week all in one spot!

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  18. I don't know how you do everything mentioned!I have a hard enough time trying to run my full-time design business (I am self-employed, working out of my house), part-time hand-made furniture business, take care of the gardens and trying to write a blog about them (and of course spend time with my family!). I don't have enough time in my day most days to get everything done. Learning to slow down and enjoy life has been the biggest challenge, but blogging and meeting new people with similar interests has helped!
    ~Rob

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  19. What a lovely giveaway!  Unfortunately, I don't "do" facebook.  Good luck to all the entrants!

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  20. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 11:32 AM

    Sorry Debbie, there will be other blog giveaways that don't involve FB, so stay tuned. ;)

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  21. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 11:33 AM

    Some days I'm not sure how I do it either, Rob! lol
    Thanks for linking up again this week, I look forward to reading your post!

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  22. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 11:33 AM

    Thanks Betty, I appreciate you taking the time to stop in!

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  23. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 11:35 AM

    The pleasure is entirely mine!

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  24. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 11:35 AM

    Nope, you're IN! Good luck!

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  25. Thanks for the party again this week. Have a great week and I "Liked" your Facebook. I thought I had done that before!

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  26. I liked  Country Craft House on facebook.

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  27. Hi Kathy! Thanks for inviting me on your blog hop! Am now following and will be linking up a few of my favorite projects! Hope you like them :)

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  28. absolutely LOVE the lamp shade idea about!  thanks for this!  BTW, I entered your giveaway!  :)

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  29. I would love to win the pumpkin. You are so creative. I folow you on Facebook and Pinterest!
    Diane

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  30. Mnewell029311/5/12, 2:04 PM

    Thanks Kathy for stopping by my blog!  New follower and just linked up for the 1st time!

    melissa

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  31. Kayekuikenbuis11/5/12, 2:30 PM

    Love the pumpkin!
    Guess I'm gonna have to learn how to link up! :)

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  32. Thanks for the invite to link up...been pre-occupied w/storm clean up here and internet was down for several long days so I've got to get back to some new projects to reveal for future posts. I will enter the giveaway for Susan, now!

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  33. Kayekuikenbuis11/5/12, 2:33 PM

    Cute pumpkin!
    Guess I'm gonna have to learn how to link up! :)

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  34. Cute prize for the winner!

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  35. Jan @ Tip Garden11/5/12, 3:56 PM

    I liked the facebook page! Thanks for introducing us to that great blog!

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  36. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 4:25 PM

    Let me know if you need a taste- tester! Thanks for linking up!

    Kathy

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  37. Dixiendottie11/5/12, 4:40 PM

    Thanks so much for the link up!  Happy November! :)
     http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  38. Thanks for hosting!  Have a great week :)

    Michelle

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  39. Thank you so much for the invite, I love what you are doing! I am so looking forward to keeping chickens in our next home :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  40. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 5:53 PM

    Thanks Tanya!

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  41. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 5:56 PM

    Hi Melissa! Thanks for joining us at the Clever Chicks!

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  42. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 5:57 PM

    Thank you Diane and Good luck!

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  43. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 5:57 PM

    Thank you for linking up, Ilda! I'm sure I will. :)

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  44. TheChickenChick11/5/12, 5:58 PM

    So nice to have you back, Linda!

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  45. Thanks so much for stopping by Dining With Debbie and for inviting me over.  Do you know how jealous I am of your chickens???? I grew up with them, but our covenant will not allow them.  Your eggs would be soooo good in my egg custard pie:)  thanks again

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  46. Flowersintx11/5/12, 7:22 PM

    Eberly Barns has cute chicken coops!

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  47. Sandy Abell11/5/12, 7:49 PM

    Eberly Barns has cute chicken coops!

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  48. Marci Vaughn11/5/12, 7:54 PM

    What a wonderful blog!  Thank you for the invitation to join your party!  I've also become a follower.  Thanks again,  Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  49. Jackie Johnson11/5/12, 8:17 PM

    So many cool things to see. Thanks for sharing with us all!

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  50. You are a busy lady!  I do love that you host this great meme.  Thank you!

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  51. Samantha Houston11/5/12, 8:56 PM

    Thanks for the invited! Your blog is so unique! Great job

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  52. Jackie Johnson11/5/12, 8:57 PM

    Eberly Barns has cute chicken coops!

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  53. Thanks for the wonderful meme and the shout-out for Dancing Aspens Farm!  :0)

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  54. Abigail Raines11/8/12, 5:47 PM

    Thanks for the invite! What a lovely blog you have! - Abby from Manila Spoon

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  55. denyse loar11/8/12, 5:47 PM

    Thanks for hosting, Kathy!!  Lots of yummy ideas!

    Have a "Crazy Beautiful" week!

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com

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  56. Thanks so much for the invite!  You really are one busy gal.  Taking care of 60+ chickens is a full time job in itself. lol!  Really great features.  I too love the barn.  Linked up, but I had to laugh.  Yes, I do know how to spell table.  Sometimes the fingers are faster than the brain.  Happy to be following you.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  57. TheChickenChick11/8/12, 5:50 PM

    Thanks for joining us, Jann!

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  58. TheChickenChick11/8/12, 5:50 PM

    Thanks Samantha, so glad you joined us!

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  59. TheChickenChick11/8/12, 5:50 PM

    Thank YOU! ♥

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  60. TheChickenChick11/8/12, 5:50 PM

    Thanks Marci! I'm so glad you've joined us!

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  61. Thanks for inviting me!!

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  62. Thanks for the invite to link up!!!!!!!!!

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  63. TheChickenChick11/8/12, 6:27 PM

    Thanks for joining us, Danavee!

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  64. Thanks for the invite, have just linked up my Lemon Brownies. Have a wonderful day!

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  65. Thanks for the invite to link up!

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  66. Thank you so much for the invite!  I have had such fun looking at your site - I'm now a follower!  Can't wait to see what is next!

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  67. Stephanie Carlson11/8/12, 8:36 PM

    Hi Kathy! What a terrific blog hop! Thank you so much for your invitation. Love your website - I'll definitely be back next week. Wishing you a fantastic week!

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  68. Stephanie Carlson11/8/12, 8:38 PM

    Hi Kathy! What a fantastic blog hop! Thank you so much for the invitation to join you. Love your website - I'll definitely be back next week. Wishing you a fantastic week!

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  69. Thanks Kathy for the invite. I am sharing my Sweet Potato Hummus.
    I added you button to my blog and following you now!!

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  70. TheChickenChick11/9/12, 9:47 AM

    Thanks for linking up, Meriem! Have a great weekend.

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  71. Thank you so much for inviting me over! I have been reading some of your articles and can't wait to read more. I'm just an ol farm boy that has been transplanted into the urban setting and trying to set up as much Urban farming that I can. I just thought I would start a blog to share my experience as I go, maybe to help those trying to do the same thing. I never realized so many others were trying to do the same! Chickens are my next step and it looks like I have found the right place to start, lol!
    http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com

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  72. Thanks for hosting this party.  I am a new follower and can't wait to read all about your chicks...

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  73. TheChickenChick11/11/12, 12:41 PM

    Hi Clint!! So nice to have you with me here! You're going to LOVE chicken-keeping! If there is anything I can do to help, just say the word. They're a hoot!

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  74. Thank you for another thoughtful invitation to a terrific blog hop!  What a wonderful variety of good things!

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  75. Thank you for the invite! Love several of ideas I see from others - what a great link party!

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  76. TheChickenChick11/11/12, 9:33 PM

    I did get a kick out of it, thank you for sharing!

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  77. TheChickenChick11/11/12, 9:35 PM

    Congratulations Jennifer! You have won the Country Craft House giveaway this week! Please email me with your shipping address so we can get your prize to you! Thanks for participating!

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  78. Lori @ Our Heritage of Health11/11/12, 10:56 PM

    Hi Kathy, thanks so much for letting me know about your blog hop, and thanks for hosting! :)

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  79. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:33 AM

    Hi Lori and thank you for linking up!

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  80. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:35 AM

    Thank you for joining us, Beth! There's a new hop starting now too! Link 'em up, sister! :)

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  81. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:36 AM

    Thank you for being part of what makes it a wondeful Blog party! ♥

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  82. I love old barns, thanks for sharing!

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  83. Jayme Goffin11/12/12, 5:49 PM

    What a great blog you have!  You are such a doll too!  Thank you so much for stopping over at my blog - Tales from the Coop Keeper - I took a bit of a blogging break - but now I'm back at it.  : < >

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  84. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:51 PM

    Aww, thank you Jayme! I'm so glad you're back to blogging and thank you for linking up! Have a great week. :)

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  85. You are busy. Thank you for sharing your telant and time with US

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  86. I have been having tech difficulties with several sites for about two weeks. Pretty sure it's from this end.  It's making me Not Happy. I'm already linked but can I add our latest post from here?  http://for-the-love-of-chicken-poop.blogspot.com/2012/11/wild-city-chicks.html

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  87. TheChickenChick11/17/12, 1:20 PM

    Hi Liz and thanks for linking up! I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but you can link up any blog post to the hop that you'd like. If you have trouble and it won't work, just email me the link and I'll add it for you! Kathy@the-Chicken-Chick.com

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  88. I love chickens! I just love them!!

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  89. What a FUN blog!!!!

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  90. TheChickenChick12/19/12, 12:34 AM

    Thank you! :)

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  91. Marylee Renfree12/29/12, 3:02 PM

    I voted for Happy Hens.  Still trying to find your link for the contest for a years supply of the omega 3 chicken feed though.

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  92. Sandy Barnes10/16/13, 9:37 AM

    Glad to see all these great places to visit ! I just love following The Chicken Chick, and everything chicken ! Have a great day !

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  93. Sandy Barnes10/16/13, 9:42 AM

    So many great places to visit ! It's like taking a vacation, and not having to pack! I have been a follower of The Chicken Chick, and anything else I can find, that's "chicken"!

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