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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge & BlogHer ’09

What a WEEK. I think I’ve slept an average of 3 hours a night for the last four nights. But it’s been worth every lost wink of sleep!

The Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge was unbelievably fabulous. This Week for Dinner WON the Tastiest BlogLuxe Award, along with the oh-so-lovely Pioneer Woman Cooks, whom I had the chance to meet & spend a little time with last nigt! Thanks to all of YOU for getting me into the Top Five…and to the VIP judges for selecting my blog as a winner!

Oh, and Ciaran Blumenfeld and I appeared on CBS 2 Chicago this morning! Roseanne Tellez interviewed us for a segment on mom bloggers.  Here’s the link!

More to share, of course, but I’m going to bed. Finally. But first, BIG THANKS to Swiffer, Kodak (who gave away the ZI6 HD pocket video camera in all of our swag bags!!) and all of our amazing sponsors! We could not have pulled off the party without their support.

And love and hugs to my co-hostesses for SocialLuxe Lounge – Allison Czarnecki, Marie LeBaron, Jennifer Sbranti, Beth Feldman and Ciaran Blumenfeld. It was truly an amazing group of women to work with.


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    I am SO excited for you! Way to go! As I was watching that video clip, I just kept thinking of when we were sitting in student housing talking and you said you wanted to start this blog and that one day it would be amazing. I had no doubt and now everyone else knows too! You are fabulous friend!


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    Karen B.

    What a superstar! Good job!!

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    Jane, how fun to watch you on TV! That was awesome! Have a blast in Cape Cod!

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    Jane! You are famous!! Way to go! And Nate– you are a “brave man” according to Channel 2 in Chicago– so hey, WOW. You guys are the best. So happy for you and glad to see that everything is falling into place. We sure do love and miss you and wish you the very best in life. Always.

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    Lindsey Johnson

    So awesome, Jane!

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    Hey, it looks like so much fun. Congratuations on what appears to have been a fabulous party. Any chance an extra giftbag is making it’s way to a giveaway?

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    Jane Maynard

    I wish we had extra swag for a giveaway!!! sadly, it is ALL gone. thanks everyone for your super nice comments!!!

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    way to go jane!

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    Tammy Blais

    Congratulations Jane!! Your blog is amazing and so fun. I’m so glad you won!

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    Amy W

    Thanks for the swag bag…hope I didn’t freak you out finding you in the session we were in! Hope you have a great vacation this week…

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    It was a great party! Jane, it was so nice to meet you. I hope you’re having a nice time at the Cape.

  12. Jane!! YOu are famous!! That is so cool. You deserve it. I love your blog!

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    Jane Maynard

    amy w – you did NOT freak me out. I was delighted to meet you!

    maris – so glad you had fun! it was great meeting you, too!

    thanks again everyone!

  14. I’m so happy you won!! 🙂

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    Congrats Jane! It was nice meeting you for that brief moment up on stage. (I was the tj maxx makeover in the white scarf and sunglasses. The sunglasses I forgot to take the sticker off of ;).

    I didn’t get a chance to say it up there as it was loud and not the right time but your blog is gorgeous!

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    You have NO IDEA how thrilled the boys were when I gave them the camera this morning!!!!! THANK YOU to you gals and Kodak. They’re off making a movie about Legos at the moment.

    It was fantastic meeting you last week!

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    Jane Maynard

    jaden, that’s wonderful! I’ll be sure to pass your thanks on to kodak and the team! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the boys videos – I’m sure they’ll be great! It was absolutely lovely meeting you last week!

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    Valerie Gathright

    Yeah, Congratulations!! I feel so special, that I now know a celebrity 🙂

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    Nicole Beckstrand

    I’m just seeing this now! Congrats, Jane! Have a great vaca!!

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    you GO, girl!! Congratulations 🙂 So proud of you and happy you are getting the time to relax now and enjoy your family and the Cape–yay!

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