Win A $50 TJ-Maxx Gift Card!

CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | April 5, 2011 at 8:48 am


Congratulations Emma!

So earlier when I got to visit the special Spring line-up for TJ-Maxx I was so eager to do some changes at home. In fact when I mentioned it to the kind folks of TJ-Maxx they were keen to offer my readers a chance too.  Since I knew many things were affordable I struggled choosing a room to buy stuff for, I could have just as easily bought something for me (in fact I almost did) but decided to get something I would never have anyway.

To make birthdays more intimate we are having 3 parties for the 3 girls. One each for their class, and one fore an excuse for our friends to get-together. I wanted a theme that would would manage many kids (other than a miracle) but be affordable and used in all the parties. I mean it is pretty unreal to throw loads of money of parties but in poor taste in this economy but we all want to create a memorable time so we have that dilemma too. We decided to just have a movie day for each birthday but change the movie for each party based on the birthday girl’s favorite. I made invitations like tickets to send out.

So I was really tempted with all the wonderful patio seating, especially seeing the fresh colors and you can see why!

Even the kitchen stuff called my name, especially when I saw they had dishes inspired by the Palm Restaurant. I ate there once and was pretty impressed. The girls’ room furniture was too cute and may deserve a revisit.  I decided to do the one thing that I never do – splurge! At the prices at TJ-Maxx you can. You know the cool neat stuff you get as gifts but seldom indulge in yourself? Yes, that stuff.

So I thought why not get those big popcorn machines??? I mean NOTHING says movies like popcorn, right? I dabbled at getting some smaller ones to save more money but decided I could host many a party with the big baby! So to set the theme I got the biggest popcorn machine which even had the movie LED lights on it but used regular popcorn. also managed to get some fancy popcorn boxes. They had various styles from basic to girlish to scaryish.

Then I got a pitcher which guests could serve themselves (yeah I am ready for the little clumsy hands too) and since the ice is at the bottom the drinks won’t water down, plus I can throw in some colorful fruit for eye-candy. Speaking of fruits, I spied some longer toothpick like skewers and I thought they would be fabulous for fruit kebabs I would make. Moms would thank me for that.

Now your turn.

Want to Win a $50 Gift Card to be used at TJ-Maxx or Marshalls?

To win tell me what would you by at TJ-Maxx? Contest closes 16th April  2011 . Winners chose by

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Disclosure: I received giftcards to use towards part of the purchase.


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    Angie B. says:

    I’d buy my son some new summer clothes because he’s growing out of everything!

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    Alida Bunder says:

    I love TJ Maxx. It is one of my most favorite stores. I would buy something from their linens department. I love all the fun sheets and comforters they always have the greatest selection.

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    Hollee says:

    Me likes the patio furniture:)

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    Alida Bunder says:

    I retweeted this post and I joined Mommy Niri.

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    Alida Bunder says:

    I also Liked this on facebook.

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    Jessica says:

    TJ Maxx is great! I love their home decor items, but I would probably purchase some much needed clothing for myself with a $50 gc!

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    Jessica says:

    I am a subscriber.

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    Jessica says:

    I am a facebook fan.

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    Jessica says:

    Just “liked” this giveaway on facebook.

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    Andrea says:

    I would get clothes for our baby due in July!

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    andrea d says:

    i would get some new summer clothes

    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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    Jessica says:

    I retweeted, here is the link:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Andrea says:

    I am a FB fan!

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    Andrea says:

    I liked on FB

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    Andrea says:

    Tweet Tweet! Thanks Niri!

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    purplelarkspur says:

    I would love some new sheets!

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    Kelly M says:

    I would buy summer clothes or maybe some fun kitchen stuff or maybe something for the kids. I never walk out of there empty handed!

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    Kelly M says:

    I’m already a fan on Facebook

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    Renee C. says:

    I have been scoping out the great spring purses at TJ Maxx, I would definitely buy one of those.

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    Cheryl says:

    I think some outdoor items to enjoy the sun!!

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    Cheryl says:

    I subcribed to your site.

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    Cheryl says:

    I am a fan!!

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    Cheryl says:

    I also liked it!!

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    Kristy says:

    I would use it towards a new pair of sandals!

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    Kristy says:

    I am a subscriber :)

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    Kristy says:

    Just tweeted!

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    Gina says:

    I would buy some summer outfits for my two girls.

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    Gina says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Sara says:

    I am both Facebook fan and subscriber and I would love to buy kids room things!

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    I obsess over their home decor itesms and use many of them in my food photos/styling….the clothes get me as well – wearing an Adrienne Vittadini cardigan right now

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    Kei says:

    I’m always in Marshall’s buying workout clothes, clothes for my daughter and for my grandaughter. A $50 gift card would help a lot!

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    Kei says:

    I ‘liked’ this on Facebook

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    Jessica says:

    I would get something for my new house or new baby!

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    Kei says:

    RT’d on Twitter

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    Jessica says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email

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    Jessica says:

    I like Mommy Niri on Facebook

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    Jessica says:

    I like this post on FB

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    Jessica says:

    I tweeted

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    Joyce M says:

    I like their home decor items

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    Meghan says:

    I want fun outdoor, decorative items. They have so many!

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    Meghan says:

    I “liked” this page…

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    Meghan says:

    I’m a fan!

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    Marilyn Wons says:

    I would buy a light weight white sweater for the summer season.

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    sarahviz says:

    I’ve got my eye on some new workout gear at TJMaxx!

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    sarahviz says:

    I liked this on Facebook.

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    sarahviz says:

    Just tweeted!

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    sarahviz says:

    …and I am a Facebook fan! Whew.

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    Jess says:

    Yay, I’d love to go! Seen lots of great stuff there recently! Would probably find myself some summer work clothes, perhaps a cute dress…

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    Rika says:

    I would buy something for myself!

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    Jill L says:

    We are redoing our bathroom right now so I would buy some new towels and such.

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    Jill L says:

    ‘Like’ Mommy Niri on FB

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    Jill L says:

    ‘Like’ this post on FB.

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    Amber says:

    I would buy new jeans for my daughter!

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    Amber says:

    I’m a fan of your Facebook page – my FB name is Amanda Moore

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    Amber says:

    I like this post on Facebook -my FB name is Amanda Moore

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I would buy a bathing suit for my daughter.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I’m a Facebook fan with my username Mary Happymommy.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I like this contest using the FB like button. My FB username is Mary Happymommy.

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    amanda h says:

    what wouldnt i buy is more like it! i would get either new shoes or some clothes for work!!

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’d buy bathing suits for all my kids.
    Thanks so much.

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subscriber.
    Thanks again

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a FB friend (Margaret E. Smith)
    Thanks again

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    Margaret Smith says:


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    Margaret Smith says:

    Liked on FB (Margaret E. Smith)

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    Janet Jackson says:

    I just love to shop, clothes, toys, housewares, it doesn’t matter!

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    Janet Jackson says:

    subscribe to your email

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    Janet Jackson says:

    I liked you on fb

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    Janet Jackson says:

    I like this giveaway

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    Jake B says:

    Id buy new summer clothes :)

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    Jake B says:

    Im an email subscriber :)

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    Jake B says:

    I like you on facebook- Jake Bray

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    Jake B says:

    I liked this contest by hitting the like button shown :) thanks for the chance to win
    We just got a new one around the corner and this would be awesome for my mother for her bday :)

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    Adrienne gordon says:

    Time to get some sandals and a swimsuit.

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    ROB says:

    i’d give it to my sister who’s done a lot of nice things for me this year (and she practically lives there anyway!)

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    Tiffany Caison says:

    I liked mommy niri on facebook.

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    Tiffany Caison says:

    i would buy my kids some clothes. They have some of the cutest clothes

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    Denise S says:

    I would buy some toys and shoes for the kids.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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    Kathy says:

    I would buy some new nice vases

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    Kathy says:

    LIke you on FB
    kathy persons

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    Christina Z says:

    I love TJMaxx If I were to win I would use to pick up my daughter and son some spring outfits.

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    Christina Z says:

    I am a email subscriber

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    Christina Z says:

    I am a fan of Mommy Niri Facebook page

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    kelley wood says:

    I would buy my daughter some church dresses! She really needs them!

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    I’d buy new clothes for my daughter. She’s growing out of everything!

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    kelley wood says:

    fan of yours on fb kelley wood

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    Christina Z says:

    I cliked the facebook like button : )
    Thank you for the chance to win!!

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    I’m a fan of your FB page

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    Liked on Facebook. Thanks!!

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    Caroline says:

    I’m going back to work in a real office (with people, 9 to 5 and everything) for the first time in 8 years. When I left work in 2003 it was to have my son. So really? The last time I wore actual WORK clothes (not maternity work clothes) in 2002 – almost 10 years ago. What would I do? BUY WORK CLOTHES. Shoulder pads and bad 90s prints be damned…

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    Kathleen says:

    I would buy myself some new summer tops and shorts.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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    Laura C says:

    I would buy myself a new blouse.

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    Ann F says:

    If I won, I would buy my daughter some swim suits from TJ Maxx

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    Ann F says:

    I’m an email subscriber

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    Kiara says:

    I would get new summer clothes.

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    Shannon says:

    some clothing.

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    polly says:

    i would love to get some new spring/summer outfits

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    Tina M says:

    follow you on facebook

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    Tina M says:

    subscribe via email

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    Stephanie V. says:

    clothes for my little boy who seems to grow nightly
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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    Pat says:

    I would buy my mom a birthday gift.

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    Michelle C says:

    Shoes, no doubt about it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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    Michelle C says:

    Subscribed via email

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    Michelle C says:

    I like you on facebook – michelle chappell

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    Kfloveinme says:

    If Im the lucky winner I would buy new clothes. I’ve been working out alot & losing weight so I need some new threads. ;-)

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I love TJ MAXX!

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    Kfloveinme says:

    I subscribed to Mommy Niri


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    Kfloveinme says:

    I tweeted @mskenyaf!/MsKenyaF/status/55478096551358465


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    Gail Crawford says:

    I would buy a set of towels

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    Soha Molina says:

    I am an email subscriber-

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    Soha Molina says:

    I am sohamolina (Soha M) FB liker —–

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    April says:

    I would buy some Original Penguin shirts for my husband.

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    EMMA L HORTON says:


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    clenna says:

    I love TJ Maxx. I would buy sheets.

    clenna at aol dot com

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    clenna says:

    I already subscribe to Mommy Niri

    clenna at aol dot com

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    clenna says:

    I’m already a Fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page

    clenna at aol dot com

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    clenna says:

    I Like this contest using the Facebook Like

    clenna at aol dot com

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    Lynda E. says:

    I need a white summer blouse and some new black flats.

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    Michael says:

    some new clothes

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    I’d buy my soon to be teenage daughter some new clothes!!

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    I Subscribe to Mommy Niri

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    I’m a Fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page (Shelly L in NC)

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    Sarah Caron says:

    The patio set on the right? I would buy that, because I am looking to give our outdoors a sprucing up and that set just screams relaxing to me. Actually no, it whispers.

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    I Like the post on FB (Shelly L)

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    lilshuga2001 says:

    shoes, of course! :)

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    courtney says:

    I would buy some things for my new puppy i just got!

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    LOIS PAYTON says:

    I follow everyone on yahoo, GOD BLESS YA’LL

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    courtney says:

    email subscriber

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    Kari says:

    I would use the gift card to buy some new summer clothes for my kids.

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    courtney says:

    fb fan courtney bella

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    Kari says:

    Email subscriber

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    courtney says:

    i like this contest on fb courtney bella

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    lilshuga2001 says:

    facebook, too

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    Nicole Greene says:

    I would buy my daughter some new summer clothes!

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    Nicole Greene says:

    I subscribe via email

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    Nicole Greene says:

    I “LIKE” you on FB (Nicole Pitts)

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    Nicole Greene says:

    I “LIKE” this post (Nicole Pitts)

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    Janna M says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Janna M says:

    I would probably end up buying kitchen stuff, dishes, & placemats.
    Your selections for your party were great.

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    Crystal F says:

    I would get a few things for my girls for summer. They usually have some really cute summer sets for the younger girls. Thank you!

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    Crystal F says:

    I’m an email subscriber!

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    cathy miller / rewcath says:

    I would probably buy something to celebrate spring either a new outfit or something for the patio, I’m just dying to look around and see what’s new in there

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    Crystal F says:

    I’m a facebook fan!

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    cathy miller / rewcath says:

    already a subscriber to mommy niri

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    cathy miller / rewcath says:

    Fans of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page

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    cathy miller / rewcath says:!/rewcath/status/55674119454334976 tweeted and liked on facebook

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    Jessie C. says:

    I’d like to get beach accessories

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    Jessie C. says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    Jessie C. says:

    fb fan@tcarolinep Jessiekatie S

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    Jessie C. says:

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    evelyn says:

    I could really use this

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    paige chandler says:

    I know it’s boring, but the kids need new socks and underwear from TJ_Maxx.

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    Rachel says:

    I’m in need of home decor! I feel like a college student since I have nothing on the walls. I’d really like to get some of the metal scrolling decor.

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    Laura C says:

    already a subscriber

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    Mary Elderton says:

    Right now, I need a new handbag and I’d love to buy it at TJMaxx

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    Mary Elderton says:

    I subscribed and confirmed via email

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    Jeff says:

    I would buy some shirts and shorts.

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    Jeff says:

    Fan of Mommy Niri on FB.

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    Jeff says:

    Like this contest on FB.

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    Vaishali says:

    I’d buy some cool throw pillows in spring patterns and of course a pair of shoes:)

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    Rachel says:

    I would like to buy a pair of pants and some spring items

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    vickie couturier says:

    I would get a gift for the new grandbaby on the way

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    vickie couturier says:

    email subscriber

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    vickie couturier says:

    used the button to Like this post on facebook

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    vickie couturier says:

    fan of you on facebook

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    Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I need summer apparel, so I will get shorts, tops, and shoes-and accessories!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

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    Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I am an email subscirber.

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    Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I like you on Facebook as Debbi Otto Wellenstein.

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    Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I like this giveaway on Facebook as Debbi Otto Wellenstein.

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    Denise B. says:

    I like the “Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Pot”.

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    Denise B. says:

    I “Like” Mommy Niri on Facebook.

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    becky says:

    i would get myself some new summer shirts!