Friday, February 26, 2010

Something for you on my birthday

First, I want to send some sticky vibes to the Foster family. They are getting pregnant on my birthday and we want the baby(s) to stick! Huge hugs to April and Greg today.



Second, it's my birthday today. And because of my wonderful hubby and two sweet girls, every birthday is the best birthday. I woke up to handmade crafty creations, and Steve made me a breakfast burrito with the word MOM spelled out in cheese (i'm sure he was in heaven, doing something nice for me AND eating cheese at the same time. boy).



The house smells like cake as the girls make 3 cakes to celebrate my 29th birthday yet again. One for us, and one each for them. This is fine by me as they tend to over frost, lol. They can do that on their own creations.



This evening we area headed to a family dinner at Olive Garden which should be fun. I'm really looking forward to it. I haven't been to Olive Garden in several years but we just had one open up down the road in Bend. We were going to go on Valentines Day but decided to wait it out in the hopes that a later date might result in a shorter wait for a table. So wish us luck!

In celebration of my birthday, I haven't scrapped at all (last night I stayed up until 11 to watch the women figure skaters, and they were awesome) and I have been cleaning up the scrappity room a bit.

I decided to give some of it away, and this great big box doesn't even put a dent in my stash, so I'm sure I'll be doing it again soon.

Just leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite restaurant is. International friends, you are welcome to do so too if you are willing to split the shipping cost with me. I'm sur this box would be expensive to send, and I couldn't find a flat rate box that fit 12x12 paper, so regular priority box it is:



Lots of good stuff in here. I promise.

I'm going to spend some quality time with the hubby and my girls this weekend, so I'll be back on Monday to choose a winner.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Davinie

137 comments:

  1. My favorite place is Akashi in Miami, FL. It's a tiny little sushi place that my husband and I used to go to when we lived there. In fact, we went there so much that he proposed to me in that restaurant. It was perfect! Every time we visit our family in Miami we go have dinner there. That was four years ago and we now have a new baby girl Rachel! Thanks for the chance to win all that great stuff!!

    xoxo,
    Liz

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  2. Wonderful way to spend the day! My favorite place is this itty bitty genuine Greek restaurant, Athena's in Winston Salem NC. Delicious and authentice!

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  3. Happy Birthday! My favorite local restaurant is in South Beach (Miami) and it's called Big Pink. It's super cute, with pink lucite tables and white booths, a HUGE menu of just about any kind of food you can imagine (their Myles High Salmon Club Sandwich is delicious), and the absolute best Red Velvet Cake for dessert. Mmmm... now I'm getting hungry. =)

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  4. wishing you a super duper happy birthday. My fave local restaurant (in Nashville TN) is City House. they use local ingredients and i love that! it is delish....if you ever get down this way we will have to go!

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  5. Happy Birthday! My favorite restaurant has to be PF Changs. I just love their food!

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  6. Try a 13 X 13 Pizza Box. I used to use them for scrap-kits I sold. *perfect* for 12 X 12 papers.
    I'm in Canada but I'll play along. *wink*
    Swiss Chalet... Oh man, I dreeeeam of thier chicken 'n'gravy. mmm... mmm... MMM!

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  7. Happy Birthday Davinie! My pre-kosher fave was California Pizza Kitchen, and now it's Noi Due, an Italian place on the Upper West Side. Hope you have a great day!

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  8. Bugotti's in Oregon City or Lake Oswego is an amazing restaurant. Great, great Italian food. Like an Olive Garden on steriods but with great pizza too. The OC one is more casual and the LO one is more along the lines of a four hour dinner. Good stuff!

    ps-my folks wanted to go to the new Bend Olive Garden last weekend but didn't not sure why not but I bet it had something to do with the line. :D

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  9. I hope you have a great birthday and dinner!! My favorite restaurant is a small mexican restaurant, El Campo, here in my little town. Mmmm, so good!! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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  10. what an awesome birthday!! my favorite place to eat dinner is PF changs. we save it for special occasions.

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  11. Happy Birthday! How sweet of you to give away some blog candy! I'd definitely share the shipping cost with you for all those awesome goodies! My favourite place to eat is our local fine dining Italian restaurant called Verdiccio's. The food and wine are divine and they always make you feel like royalty when you go for dinner! Have a great birthday and a great weekend!

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  12. Happy Birthday! You know my favorite restaurant is Red Robin these days - the fries are therapeutic, and my boys are sooo happy there. Enjoy every moment of your birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday!! I'm a big fan of Olive Garden too...it's quite possibly my very favorite!!! =) Hope it's the best dinner out ever.

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  14. Happy Birthday Davinie. Cake sounds awesome.
    My favourite restaurant is a little thai place called Thai Rama here in Australia. In the states I have gone to the cheesecake factory a bit too, which we loved.
    I would love a chance to win & I even have a US address you could ship to. thanks again & have a great day!!!

    Mel xx

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  15. Happy B day and good lock to April and Greg too!!!

    Hmmm my favorite restaurant... that is hard to pick. I will go with Tuckers... a local steak house... yum yum!

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  16. Happy, happy birthday! Hope your day is fabulous. My favorite restaurant ever is Birchfield Manor in Yakima, WA (http://birchfieldmanor.com/) Their multi-course meals are to die for!

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  17. Happpy Happy Birthday Davinie! Your day sounds wonderful! My favorite restaurant is called Chiang Mai Tai in the uptown area of Minneapolis. Thanks for offering such a neat giveaway! I would love to win!

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  18. happy birthday! i am sending you good juju from manila.
    there's a place in Napa we go to, to get a ribs fix. It's called Rutherford grill. oh yum.

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  19. My favourite restuarant closed down. It was where my husband and I had our first date, where he proposed, where we went to celebrate our first pregnancy.

    So we are trying out local places to try and find another favourite!


    Happy Birthday

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  20. I've got to say that my favorite place is Olive Garden. So, good choice on your dinner tonight :)! Although, I'm looking for a fabulous Mexican restaurant in my area... STILL! Who doesn't love good Mexican food?! I, also, love The Melting Pot, but that's for super special occasions, because it's, extremely, pricey. Okay... Now, that I've, thoroughly, answered your question, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like your family really knows how to show you how special you are to them. That's awesome!!
    It's my eldest daughter's birthday today too - she's 6. I can't get over how fast time is passing!
    My favourite restaurant for family dinners is Oki Doki Sushi - the rolls are HUGE!!! And yummy! for special occasions (i.e. without the kids)I love to go to Incendio. FINE Italian fare!

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  22. Happy Birthday! i love your blog - I am always inspired! My favorite restaurant is a little burger joint in Seattle, WA called "Dick's Drive-In" --- totally brings back happy memories and their fries are the best!

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  23. Happy Birthday! My fav. place to eat is in Chicago (a few hours from me) called Andes. It is Middle Eastern food and it is yummy! And it is now making me hungry. Thanks. Thanks alot. Yeah. Happy Birthday already. LOL

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  24. Happy Birthday! My favorite place is Great Wall (love me some Chinese!)

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  25. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    Second, my favorite restaurant here in KC is... well, that's a hard one! But I usually end up wanting to go to Cheesecake Factory for special occasions. They have a really good salad plus yummy cheesecake for dessert!

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  26. Happy Birthday Davinie!!!

    My favorite is Fusion. It's a Japanese Restaurant with a very nice sushi bar. The Hibachi chef's are very talented! They do awesome tricks with the food, their utensils, and they are absolutely GREAT with young kids!

    :) Niki

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  27. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful dinner at Olive Garden! My favorite restaurant is a Japanese restaurant in Atlanta called Umezono. The food is good, and the prices are great compared to most Japanese restaurants. We're planning to go there tomorrow to celebrate my husband's birthday which is Sunday.

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  28. Happy Birthday!! It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful weekend celebrating!! My favorite chain restaurant is Claim Jumper--love their salads and Lemon Bar Brulee for dessert! My favorite local restaurant is Gustav's--a German pub. It is part of the Rheinlander family of restaurants and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their cheese fondue!!!!

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  29. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! I am thinking good thoughts that the baby's will stick!

    My favorite place in the whole world is a local place in Chico, CA. It use to be called Teaz Me but after some management drama had to change it to T.Bar. To me it will always be Teaz Me. This place is amazing. It is the Starbucks of Tea. You can get the most amazing drinks all made from tea. I have never loved tea so much. And their food is asian inspired and so tasty!! If you are ever in Chico...it is the only place to go to relax. I miss it sooooooooo much. Can't wait to have a Black Tea & Vanilla.

    Check out my blog candy http://alittledashof.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-candy.html

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  30. Happy birthday! I hope you have some fun today. It seems like it's been forever since I've been out to eat and I've been wanting to go to BD's Mongolian Grill. I LOVE the food and the atmosphere. I go there a lot with my siblings and we always have so much fun.

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  31. Happy Birthday! My FAVORITE restaurant is Chili's b/c I LOVE the chicken ranch sandwich, just the right amount of buffalo sauce on that one! YUM!

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  32. Happy 29th ;)! My favorite restaurant is a steak restaurant in N. Little Rock called Saddle Creek - they have the best steaks and coconut shrimp - yummy!!

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  33. only the coolest people have birthdays in February! My favorite restaurant is Biaggi's. It's amazing Italian and we save it only for special occasions. Super bowl sunday fell on my birthday this year, and I was crushed when we arrived at Biaggi's for dinner and it was closed. Stupid super bowl! I wanted to boycott the restaurant, but it's just too good!! I've been organizing and cleaning my scrap area all day and have plenty of room for your great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. Well I can narrow it down to two places that I always have to go to if I am in that town, neither are close. The Great Wall Chinese Restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI BEST HOT AND SOUR SOUP EVER!!! And BW3 in Grand Rapids, MI. I'm addicted to Spicy Garlic wings! YUM!

    Happy Birthday! I'm glad it was wonderful!

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  35. Lauren2:45 PM

    Happy Birthday! Good luck at Olive Garden! My favorite resturaunt is Marie Catrib's in Grand Rapids,MI. She has Middle Eastern menu with some mixed up classics as well. And she is so sweet!

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  36. First of all, Happy Birthday :) My favorite restaurant used to be called Kalloways, but sadly, it went out of business :( Now I'd have to say it's Alibi, a really nice place here in Michigan.

    Hope you have a fabulous birthday weekend with your family!

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  37. I hope you have a wonderful birthday Davinie!

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  38. A local Chinese place called Chin Yung and a place called Three Squares are my faves. Happy Birthday!

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  39. Wowwee!! What a great giveaway!
    First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'd sing to you, but you wouldn't want to hear it. lol :)
    Second, I'm also sending super ewwy gooey sticky vibes to your friends. Prayers going their way. Look forward to hearing about the pitter patter of teensie weensie feet soon!!
    My favorite restaurant is Chelino's. It's a mexican restaurant that is pretty popular in the OKC metro area. Love their queso, salsa, "special sauce" (it has avocados in it... mmm!), hand made tortillas, and enchiladas. MMM... just talking about it is making me hungry! I might have to go pick some up tonight. lol
    I also am a HUGE fan of OG (Olive Garden). Their salad dressing is out of this world!! I love getting their pasta fagioli soup. Did you know, my sister, who is 22 and weighs about 80-85 lbs and is 4'10" can eat like 5 bowls? It's truly something amazing to watch. really. ha! I also LOVE this place called the Spicy Pickle. I go there for lunch at work. I am a regular and I am prettttty sure they laugh at me when I come in. I always get the Spinach Salad. It has green apples, walnuts, feta, spinach leaves and an apple cider viniagrette. YUMMMM MEEE!!
    Now that I've been talking about food, I am going to have to get some grub! The ole' tummy's a talkin'!
    Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you have a fantabulous birthday celebration! Big hugs from Oklahoma!!
    -Lindsay

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  40. Happy birthday, my friend!!! It sounds like your having a lovely day :) I went to Olive Garden a few times when I was in the US on holidays about 5 years ago and I loved it! I wish we had them down here. Enjoy!
    PS: I'm not entering your awesome giveaway, just wanted to send some birthday love :)

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  41. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (found you through your post on twopeas)... i'm glad you're having fun CLEANING your space on your birthday (you should be simply crafting without interruptions, instead)! and how generous of you to share your goodies with people! hope you have a WONDERFUL day (sounds like it started off really well)!

    as for my favorite restaurant, it's a tie b/w some local places: Thai food (On Rice), Greek food (Cafe Akroteri), Italian food (D'Anna's) and BBQ food (Jake's). All locally owned and oh-so yummy!

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  42. Ashley R.3:40 PM

    happy birthday! my husband's birthday is tomorrow and we are taking him to a hibachi dinner at our local sushi restaurant! so many favorite restaurants-quartino in chicago and clancy's here in new orleans!

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  43. Sure sounds like your day was a fab one girl!

    My fav restaurant in Iceland is Austur Indía Fjelagið - the best Indian food ever. So If you ever come to Iceland you have to try it - http://austurindia.is/?lang=en

    Happy B-day!

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  44. well, you are so sweet to give April and Gret a shout out first thing. praying for them. Hope you have a beautiful birthday!

    My favorite (well, one of my favs) place to eat is Aladdin's. I love this new salad they have with pine nuts, greens, a special honey dijon dressing, craisins, chicken, and feta cheese. YUM! and, dawali!

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  45. Happy Birthday Davinie!
    Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with your loved ones!
    One of our favorite places to celebrate birthdays is a little mexican restaurant named Don Pedros. We have been going there for years. Thanks and Have Fun!

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  46. Woo Hoo, my fave is Sushi Town in our neighborhood. Great giveaway. Happy B-Day enjoy your dinner!!

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  47. Happy Birthday! Awhile back I noticed your cutie pie Morgan & I share the same birthday. I'd say our fav place is the local sushi spot by our house, Tomo. We go so much, they already know our order! Thanks for giveaway, crossing my fingers

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  48. My favourite is Shiki...really, really good sushi. We try and go there once a year for either my birthday or our anniversary. Hope you had a lovely birthday!!

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  49. How very sweet of you! I love the olive garden! I try not to go often because I'm a bit addicted to the breadsticks, which arent so healthy adn we always wind up ordering a dozen to take home.. and a bottle of dressing too. Someone sadly told me how you could do that LOL and now we always do!

    Hope you had the best birthday! I'm turning 29 this year too :)

    Danielle
    mominct@comcast.net

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  50. My favorite restaurant, Lil Szechuan restaurant, totally awesome Szechuan food, spicy stuff! and spicey doesn't mean hot either, just full of awesome exploding spices :)
    Happy birthday Davinie!

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  51. Happy Birthday, Davinie! So funny that you mention Olive Garden b/c it's known as "OG" at our house - we eat there a lot. (Plain breadsticks, and extra tomatoes on the salad, please. ;) )
    But although that's my kids' fave place, I'd have to say that my two favorites are Sushi Sara (a family-owned restaurant, they have a conveyer belt that you can just choose your food from) and Churrasco's, a local South American restaurant, are my favorites.
    And can I say an extra-special thank you for giving away a prize on YOUR Bday? So generous - hope you have a great weekend!!

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  52. Oh what a beautiful birthday!!!! Happy 29th again! Your family is just adorable.. Love how they treat you...

    My favorite restaurant??? Oh dear.. We don't get out very often.. but the best meals we have had were at special Harvest events at Foley Station in La Grande, Oregon! Very fresh, very tasty, and local foods!

    And, since Olive Garden is about 2.5 hours away in Boise, it is definitely a treat! That and Archivers...

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  53. polkadotrentz4:42 PM

    I grew up in a little town called Petersburg,AK. There weren't many places to eat, but there was a little health food place that was great, it was called the Hellsa. All health food and it was delicious! We were little teens and that's where we went at lunch time at school. They made there own chips, guacamole, salsa, apple cider and everything!! I know to a lot of people health food is nasty or has no taste, but this stuff was the complete opposite! Everything was great and if I still lived there I would eat there all the time!! Thanks for the chance to win and I hope your having a goof Birthday!
    Sarah

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  54. Happy Birthday fellow oregonian! Im in springfield and i would have to say my favorite resturant is the Coburg Cafe in coburg, oregon. they have the best burgers and fries with the best fry sauce ever! and their breakfast is out of this world. great value for your money, my hubby always gets a 4egg garbage omlette which is huge and i always get thier country fried steak with hashbrowns and eggs scrambled with cheddar cheese. yummm yummm yummm, i too love olive garden so i hope you enjoy your birthday dinner and have a wonderful weekend with the hubby and kids :)

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  55. Denise Z.4:45 PM

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your dinner--you can't go wrong with Olive Garden! We love to go there as well as BJ's Brewhouse; they have a great menu with lots of variety--everyone can find something they like there (problem is, they have too many good choices! LOL!)

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  56. My favorite restaurant is, well, this is tough! LOL! I'd say my favorite restaurant is a place called Johnnys. It is a texas hots restaurant. Best dogs in town!!!
    Happy Birthday!

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  57. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have great day.

    My favorite place to eat? Texas Roadhouse (with my husband) or Los Cabos (with my girlfriends, hubby won't eat mexican).

    Thanks for the giveaway, hope you get some new scrappy stuff for your b-day to restock!

    livelaughlove88 @ gmail.com

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  58. Happy Birthday! Sunday is my 54th birthday, and we are going to Olive Garden, too! Funny how hubby and daughter outvoted me - my first choice was Outback because I wanted steak, and they groaned. So, Olive Garden was a close 2nd and approved. Have a great time! xoxo, aimeslee at earthlink dot net

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  59. Anonymous5:08 PM

    Happy Birthday to you and thank you for doing this on your birthday.

    My favorite resturant to go to is PF Chang.
    Betty
    corjass@aol.com

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  60. Debbie D.5:11 PM

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day! My fave place is TexMex Connection. My husband and I love good mexican and this place has the best spiced chips and margaritas around!

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  61. Wow all that stuff would be great to have. New stuff new creations, and new to scrapbooking. So maybe if I got it some of your amazing talent would rub off on me.....lol
    HAPPY 29TH B-DAY AGAIN!!!!
    Hope you have a great weekend.

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  62. My favorite place is Tony Roma's---love eatin' me some ribs!!! Have a happy birthday!!!

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  63. My favorite restraunt is Texas Roadhouse b/c everytime I visit my BF who is stationed @ Ft Bragg, we always go as part of our date night during my trip :)

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  64. Happy Birthday!

    Olive Garden is my favorite restaurant. Yum! Since it sounds like that is where you are going, too - I guess I don't have to explain what the restaurant is like. :o) Enjoy!

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  65. O ya fav restaurant, Canyon's they have a great tequila lime shrimp. I get it every time I go there. My fav at Olive Garden is the shrimp in some kind of whine sauce. cant remember the name of the dish. But boy O boy is it good ;-)
    mmmmm makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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  66. Hmmm...hard to say. I really enjoy Olive Garden. I am a simple gal.

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  67. I have a new favorite place as of today! This is is Russellville , Ar. It's called the collectors gallery. It's an awesome flea market/antique mall with over 270 booths.Really nice stuff , and priced something for everyone. Heres the best part: In the center they have this little dark place with candles and soft music called the tea room. My husband and I had lunch there today. It was so good and only 19 bucks. Happy birthday to you and many more to come.

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  68. My favorite is a little mexican resturant, Marios. Not to great to look at but the food is awesome!

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  69. Favorite restaurant would have to be Outback Steakhouse. Besides fabulous steaks, they have the best iceberg lettuce wedge. Who'd a thunk lettuce could be so good!

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  70. Happy Happy Birthday!! We've been enjoying going to Applebee's. The last couple of times we went with my dh's siblings and their spouses and we had a great time!!

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  71. Nancy M6:21 PM

    Davinie it is so nice of you to share on your birthday! My favorite restaurant is Outback...

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  72. Well first of all, i'm going to send April lots of sticky thoughts :) And secondly, Happy Birthday Davinie. I'm doing a little happy dance right now in honor of your b-day! And lastly, my fav restaurants around my parts are Daniels Broiler on Lake Union and 13 Coins. Both in Seattle. We go to one of these restaurants every year on our anniversary. Yummo! Thanks for a chance to win all the little yummies from your stash. I promise to give them all a good home!

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  73. I really like a place called Jungle Jim's Eat Your Face Off.......lol

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  74. My favorite restaurant is Legal Seafood in the Boston area. They make wonderful food and they have options for the gluten-free eaters in the family.

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  75. Lynn H.7:05 PM

    happy happy birthday.. :)
    one place that i love to go to is called mychosin cafe. it has great atmosphere, and great food, at affordable prices. i have gone a few times with a group, and the service is awesome... :)
    so willing to split the postage.. :)

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  76. Happy Birthday! My favorite restaurant is PF Changs. Have a great day. Pam

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  77. Brn2077:14 PM

    Happy Birthday! My favorite restaurant is a local one here in Lewiston, ME called Davinci's. Awesome food and excellant martini's!

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  78. Anonymous7:17 PM

    My favorite was a little Indian Restuarant in London. The first time we ate there I thought nothing could ever taste this good again. But being one of those things you "can" have if you want....I wanted. We went back nervous that it wouldn't be that good (traveled back about 5 hours out of the way in a foriegn country) and it was just as good as I remember. Happy B-day again.

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  79. Nadine7:20 PM

    Try again: Little Indian Restuarant in London. Showed anonynmous..............and I really do think its fun to share info and win too!! :)

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  80. Happy birthday!!! My favorite restaurant is Olive Garden I love their food even my picky kids eat when we are there. ;-)

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  81. My favorite restaurant is called China Cottage. It is the most wonderful Chinese food you will ever eat....

    I hope you enjoy the weekend with your family. Birthdays are the best....Thank you for the chance to win...hope you had an awesome day!!

    Leslie O.

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  82. Happy birthday!!!!!! Sounds like you had a fun day planned. I haven't been out to eat in so long- well if you don't count ihop. I always love the macaroni grill and we have a favorite pizza restaurant to go to. It's called Chitches and the pizza is super thin and so yummy. You're so generous to share your stash on your birthday! I would definitely love to win those goodies! Thank you for the chance.

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  83. Happy Birthday Girl ! Hope you and the family have a wonderful dinner and time together.
    A couple of years ago I needed a letter from an old MM letter set and you were kind enough to send me the letter I needed to complete a special project I was working on. Someone that sweet sure deserves the best birthday ever!

    Oh and my favorite restaurant REEF in Houston...a crazy mix of seafood and southern cooking. SO awesome !

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  84. Went to one of my favorites today - Olive Garden! Yummy!! I also LOVE PF Changs! Yum!

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  85. Happy Birthday to you!
    My favorite place, bar none, is my own kitchen! My husband is Thai, and he cooks the most wonderful food.

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  86. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you are having the perfect day. My favorite restaurant is the Hu-Hot Mongolian Grill. My husband and I love to have lunch there on Mondays while the kids are in school.

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  87. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Happy Birthday! Thats so nice of you to give away on your b-day :)
    My fave restaurant is called Allegria, an italian restaurant in downtown Napa Valley with the yummiest bread pudding in the world!
    Thanks so much! Yasmin

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  88. Sounds like a great day! My favorite place to eat is a pub in St. Louis, MO called Seamus McDaniels. LOVE IT! It's located in Dogtown and they have the best ranch dressing.

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  89. We've got a great little restaurant nearby called Estivo that does some fabulous gorganzola gnocchi. Love it!

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  90. Happy Birthday Davinie! My favorite restaurant is Dish, here in La Crescenta, CA- it has all vintage furniture and decor and is SO cute. The food is great too. I hope you had a great day!

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  91. Anonymous9:11 PM

    I love Joe T. Garcia's in Fort Worth. I try to go there whenever I am in town! Thanks for the chance to win! lisa Meeldest@aol.com

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  92. I live in Minneapolis, MN and my fave restaurant is Green Mill. I absolutely love their pasta, but everything there is good!
    Happy Birthday!

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  93. seriously Dav, you are so very generous. and it's YOUR birthday! i hope it was wonderful and that you enjoyed Olive Garden (without too much of a wait). My favorite restaurant is Cheesecake Factory. YUM!

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  94. Happy Birthday!!! My favorite place is Portillos in Buena Park, CA--it originated in Chicago but they opened one here and it is fabulous! They have a cake shake where they take chocolate cake and icecream and make a shake out of it! It is AMAZING! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating with your family!!!

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  95. Happy Birthday! It sounds like your family really knows how to make the day special for you!

    My favorite restaurant is located inside Disneyland's California Adventure...it's called Wine Country Trattoria. I love it because it is reasonably priced, has a beautiful atmosphere, and it is the perfect place to take a peaceful break inside the chaos that is the mouse house! :)

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  96. ailin2:36 AM

    happy birthday.
    my favorite place is a pizza restaurant:)

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  97. Anonymous5:10 AM

    HAppy Birthay - may you have many more cnadles on your birthday cakes :)
    Thanks for sharing with your readers!
    Traci from Ga.

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  98. Mary (Happy Now)6:06 AM

    Oh, wow! I am not international, but I'D be willing to split the shipping, too! What a great lot of loot! ;)

    My favorite restaurant was where we had our rehearsal dinner, but (so sadly) it closed when the owner decided to retire. Now, with two small kiddos, we don't eat out that much! ;)

    Wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  99. i would have to say that my favorite restaurant would be Chipotle... yes, fast and good! perfect for my little family :)

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  100. Cristi6:49 AM

    my favorite restaurant is Primanti Bros. There's several of them in the Pittsburgh area.

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  101. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! I love Ruth Chris Steakhouse. My husband and I try to find one everytime we travel. The creme brulee is the best!!! Thanks for the chance to win some great scrappy stuff!
    Teri

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  102. Happy Birthday !!! My favorite restaraunt is called Flatbreads Pizza Company. Their pizza (cooked in the center of the room in a large stone pizza oven) is to die for. All ingredients are organic which makes it all the much more delicious. Yum !!!

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  103. Happy Birthday! My favorite restaurant to celebrate occasions is BJ's in San Diego. They have this cookie/ice cream dessert called a "pazookie" that is to die for!

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  104. Happy Birthday Davinie!!!! My favorite restranut just happens to be the Olive Garden as well. Maybe it's because it seems that we usually want what we can't have!! FINALLY in Bend huh?! We've heard rumors for soooo long that we'd be getting one. So glad it's finally here!

    I'm glad your little ladies were so good to you on your special day! And the cheese thing with Steve, doesn't suprise me at ALL! What a man! :)

    Glad you had a great birthday!

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  105. My favorite restaurant??? I have so many!!!! A trip to Cheesecake Factory or PF Changs is always yummy and delicious. Locally, there's an Asian restaurant named Veekoo that has AMAZING sushi!!!!

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  106. Gotta go with Cheesecake Factory. Man, I miss having one close by!!
    Happy Birthday!

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  107. my fav restaurant is the Greek Place in Anchorage. Wonderful authentic food

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  108. Happy Birthday! My favorite place to eat is a cajun resturant in Baton Rouge called Brunet's. It is a fun atmosphere and even has a cajun band that plays. So you can eat and dance!

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  109. Elke from Germany9:09 AM

    Happy Birthday! My favorite place ist a Greek restaurant in Lüdenscheid/Germany, the name is "Plaka" .
    Have a nice weekend.
    With love,
    from Elke from Germany

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  110. Happy birthday, Davinie. My favorite restaurant is Nicholas James in Merrick, NY. However, since my daughter was recently diagnosed with Celiacs Disease, Outback has moved up on my list. Three cheers for their gluten-free menu!

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  111. Hi, birthday girl!

    My fave restaurant at the moment is: Pampas Brazilian. I'm so into red meat during my 2nd trimester and so, we've been hitting this place almost every other week. A bit pricey, but hey all for BabyLove, right? Lol!

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  112. My fave restaurant is Zaytinya's in Washington DC. But I also love the pizza margherita at any Bertucci's. And P.F. Chiang's is pretty good too. Now I'm hungry!

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  113. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like it's going to be a perfect day!! Right now my favorite place is a local chain--Sake, a Japanese restaurant. We just moved to a new city and we love this place! Enjoy your day and thank you!

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  114. My favorite is a semi-local roadhouse/steak place. DH and I try to make it out there at least once a year. Happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win that box of goodies!

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  115. Hope your birthday is wonderful, Dav! My fave restaurant would be Silver Diner. Love a place that I can get breakfast all day. (:

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  116. What a nice thing to do! Happy Birthday! My favorite restaurant is The Blue Bonnet in Denver, CO YUMMY!!
    N.

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  117. Shawnaw10:40 AM

    Happy Birthday! Hope you a great day and a good meal. Sending short line vibes your way haha. My favorite place to eat is Chilis

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  118. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! My favorite resturant is Applebee's. :)

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  119. Happy Birthday!!! Hope your meal was DELicIous!!

    I love going to Montana's a steakhouse, similar to Texas Roadhouse!

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  120. Lately I've been eating a lot of Mexican food. The current favorite is Cafe Adobe. Great margaritas and soulfully delicious fish tacos.

    Enjoy your birthday!

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  121. My favorite restaurant is Tex Mex, which is in North Wales, PA. It is some of the best mexican food I've ever had, and I LOVE their margaritas. Happy Birthday, yesterday! My birthday was the 26th too!

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  122. Love Earl's and The Keg. Happy Birthday to you! Hope it is a fabulous one.

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  123. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite restaurant is an Indian place called Dashkin, in Spring, TX. I love the spices in indian food!

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  124. First of all, happy belated birthday, Davinie! It's a little embarrassing, but I love to eat at Chick-fil-A! Love nuggets and waffle fries... :)

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  125. my favorite chain is probably carabbas. yum. but in asheville (where i grew up), i love tupelo honey cafe. and rezaz. and corner kitchen. slightly north of broad (snob) in charleston is a favorite too. i think i collect favorites :)

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  126. Happy {Belated} Birthday! Just had a yummy lunch at Olive Garden yesterday, but my favorite resteraunt is On the Border! Thanks for the opportunity to win some scrappy goodness!

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  127. Happy Birthday!

    This give-away looks extra tempting as I've been on a self imposed art supply buying freeze this year.

    We have so many favorite restaurants from Paris to Colorado. Our current favorite is our little local sushi place here in Ohio, Blue Ginger.

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  128. I love PF Changs...what can I say it's just SO good! Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like you had a special day :)

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  129. Happy Birthday Davinie !!!!
    My favorite restaurant was my father's restaurant where I grow up ... many years ... many remembers and now a very gooh restaurant in the south of France "Le Cortal" à Vernet les bains ... Thanks for this wonderful giveway ....

    Sorry ... I hope my english is not too bad ... lol !!! La Biz La Delf

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  130. AshleyStephens88811:33 AM

    Happy Birthday Dav!
    My favorite place is called Ohno... it's a Hawaiian place here in Boise, Idaho. MMMMM coconut rice!

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  131. I love the Macaroni Grill. They have great bread & olive oil for dipping. There are a couple in the Portland area. I've enjoyed checking out all the Project 12 pictures on Facebook. Hope you had a great birthday! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  132. Happy Birthday to You! ... and to US - TFS! My fav restaurant is an Italian one near my folkes' house, and I can't think of the name ... sigh ... so my 2nd fav is probably the chain, Applebee's.

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  133. Feliz Cumpleanos! Happy Birthday! my Favorite restaurant is Old Spaghetti Factory! a bit more economic than Olive Garden (I do like their salad!). At OSF you get your selection of a main dish w a delicious pesto dressing for your salad, your drink and the testiest spumonti (sp) ice cream! yum!! and did I mentioned the warmest, fluffiest bread! all for one low price!!!

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  134. I have only been 1 time. We went 2/08/10 to Tidepools in Kauai. Mmmm!
    Belated Happy Birthday.

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  135. My favorite restaurant here is the Airport Steakhouse...yummy steaks and a neat atmosphere...right at the airport (which really isn't a busy airport!)

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  136. HappY birthday!

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