I’m back…with a kid friendly giveaway

Phew….that was a long break. What started out as a planned 3 day trip to the Smokey mountains to spread our Uncles Ashes, turned into a spur of the moment week long vacation exploring the outdoors. We had a wonderful time but I am sooooo very glad to be home. So needless to say I am horrible behind on all things blogging. Instead of stressing about missing all of your new posts and all my comments, I am going to start from today! I do appreciate all of your comments on my last few posts, I just don’t have time to return them. Y’all understand, right? Well, I love sharing my life with you all, so her a just a few of my over 300 photos I took while we were away. I will be back in a few days with some yummy food. But until then here is a fun giveaway……………..

Do your kiddos like Fruit Roll Ups? I know mine do. Well Fruit Roll Ups is doing something so very cool. You can go online to http://www.myfruitrollups.com/ and customize your own fruit roll up for your kids. With customizable My Fruit Roll-Ups you can create one-of-a-kind,personalized messages and designs that help to make birthdays, holidays,or any occasion just a little more special. The My Fruit Roll-Ups site has more than 400 graphics to choose from, or you can even upload your own photo, artwork or logo to make a treat that is truly customized.

The cost is normally $29.99 for 30 Roll Ups, but if you win my contest you can get a code and design your own for free. Just leave a comment on this post and on Friday Jan 9th at 10 pm est, I will choose a random winner. I will then email you your code to get your free customized Fruit Roll Ups. Your kids will love you for it. Hell, even if you don’t have kids, you can make some cute ones for yourself!


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    VeggieGirl says:


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    Cynthia Matzat says:

    What a fun giveaway!

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    I love fruit roll ups! 🙂 This sounds like fun.

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    This sounds like a very cool giveaway!

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    this looks very cool, my kids love fruit roll ups.

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    Amber, That's Me! says:

    Welcome back, your photos are amazing from your trip. It looks so beautiful.

    I love fruit roll ups and I would even share them with my hubby and son who love them just as much! Thanks!

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    That is very cool!! Would be perfect for my daughter’s upcoming birthday.

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    Welcom back! That is a pretty cool idea!

    I’ve pretty much given up answering each and every comment left on my blog. (hope I’ve not offended anyone) I try to visit all my “faves” once a week or so. It’s so hard to keep up with and work, be a parent, cook/bake the food your blogging about, take photos, write, comment,etc,etc! Yikes, I better go I have a few more stops to make.

    Happy 2009!

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    My grandkids love fruit roll ups. Glad you’re back. Jancd

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    How neat are these? Perfect for a birthday party favor! Thank you 🙂

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    Jayden Dean says:

    My son would love personalized fruit roll ups!

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    Yay! Welcome back! Your trip looks like a gorgeous one. Those views are breathtaking and reminds me I need to go on a little getaway soon. I look forward to your posts when you get settled.

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    Gotta love some old school Fruit Roll Ups. Spontaneous vacations are good for the soul I say. Glad to see you are back and I hope I win.

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Welcome back Leslie! The pictures are so beautiful. Who doesnt love fruit roll ups. I love the pic of you and your dd so pretty.

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    wildthayn says:

    Cool blog! My kids would LOVE this giveaway!!

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    Welcome Back! It looks like you had the best time, your pictures are beautiful.

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    This is so cool! My kids would love these.

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    D and Suz says:

    Hey there. I found your blog from the .. hmmm some paper we get in Brandon, FL! Glad to have found you! Is that Chimney Rock, NC in your pictures?? Also didn’t know if you’ve tried making candy sushi.. but it’s great .. and you use fruit rollups!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Welcome back Les! Really cool pictures, look like you transformed something sad into something pleasent and enjoyable. That’s very nice! And I love fruit roll up by the way, forget about the kids!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Very cool! Glad you are back and had a nice holiday season.


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    You have beautiful photograpy~~and I love the natural expressions on the kids. They keep it real, don’t they?

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    marissadespins@yahoo.com says:

    Make your own fruit rollups! That sounds like so much fun! My little kidlets would love that!

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    mbailey1311 says:

    Hey, Leslie. Welcome Back! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

    My boys love fruit rollups and what better way to make them funner. Glad you are back.


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    Welcome back! This is such a fun giveaway!!!

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    LeslieVeg says:

    I missed you! I love your blog and my name is Leslie too! Your giveaway sounds like a BLAST and my 18 year old College girlie STILL eats fruit roll ups! Thanks for sharing the wealth and LOVE the pictures!

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    The Blonde Duck says:

    I love the picture of you and your little girl. It’s so precious.

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    Happy New Year, Les!!! 🙂 lovely family, lovely pictures…

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    great pictures, leslie–mountains rule! 🙂
    and i’m no kid, but i do love me some fruit roll-ups. that’s one thing i’m much too lazy to make for myself. 🙂

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    I have four boys and they would LOVE this!
    Happy New Year!

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    Glad you are back. I love all of your photos! Looks like you had a great trip! And what a fun giveaway!!!

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    thebrunettebaker says:

    We got a sample of these in the mail and my munchkin daughter ate it then left the empty envelope in the mailbox. The rest of us didn’t even get to see it! Guess it was her guilty pleaure that day.

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    Those kids are so darn cute. I love the photo with each kiddy in the window. Happy New Year!

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    Love your photos and I’m so happy you took a family vacation!

    Heck, I want my granddaughter to be the cool kid at preschool, so enter me in the
    fruit roll up contest.

    Admitting I have a granddaughter always makes me feel so old, but the alternative is to explain too much…

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    Welcome back! Don’t worry about following up on everyone’s comments, that’d be a full time job!

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    Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer says:

    I love this idea. What a great way to drum up more business while giving the people something fun 😀

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    Lewis Family says:

    My kids love fruit roll ups! This would be a fun party favor for my daughter’s upcoming 1st birthday party!!

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    Too cool!!! My kids love fruit roll ups and that would be a neat surprise in the lunch box!!

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    Jen Alfieri says:

    Hi Leslie, Hope you guys had a great trip and I’m so excited for you for all the cool things going on!

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    Fun! I am so paranoid about cavities and things sticking to the kids teeth and them not brushing enough to get it all out that I hardly ever let them have fruity, chewy treats. But how fun and extra special to have them custom printed just for them! They would be so thrilled they might talk me into giving up my worries. Thanks!