print & paper: $300 giveaway

I’m a huge fan of gallery walls, especially ones that cleverly incorporate images and fun words into the mix.





No better way to get that perfect canvas of words than with Print & Paper, a new sponsor and wonderful source for custom designed prints on canvas.  Customized signs as art are a great way to add to your decor on a personal level.  The possibilities are endless – anniversary, places traveled, nursery art displaying your baby’s first measurements, a favorite quote.

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The nice thing about print & paper is you can customize your canvas on every level – size, font, and color.  The sky’s the limit!


And how about customized art as a Christmas gift?  Fabulous hostess gift for holiday gatherings.


I love quotes of all kind and even hoard them on my pinterest page.  If I had to select my favorite quote for a canvas, I think I would go with:

“I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.”

Those words have great meaning to me and would be a nice reminder to see every day as well as a dash of pretty among framed pieces of  art.

Another approach is printing street signs or favorite places you’ve traveled.  Here are some of the key players in our area.


Consider a custom designed print & paper canvas as an addition to a gallery wall in a big grouping of art…or accessory propped on a bookshelf in amid stacks of books.


Print & paper is offering one winner their own personalized canvas – yep, you choose the size, text, and colors you like best.  A $300 value.


Leave a comment telling us either 1)  your favorite inspirational quote or 2)  the street name of your childhood home.  I remember mine – Hummingbird Lane.  Winner announced on Wednesday!

Happy Monday, friends : )


[print & paper photos by Colleen Duffley]

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  1. 1
    Ashley C. October 28, 2013

    Don’t worry be happy! I have to constantly remind myself of this, I worry too much.

  2. 2
    Amy October 28, 2013

    What a great giveaway! I lived on Shirewood Drive as a child… fond memories! Thank you, Seleta!

  3. 3
    Nancy October 28, 2013

    “Not all those that wander are lost”. Reminds me of my 13 year old son, who is a dreamer…

  4. 4
    BethA October 28, 2013

    A favorite Bible verse of mine —

    Psalm 46:10 (ASV) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

    It’s something I’ve been trying to focus on — being still (quieting my mind, not just my body).

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    Denise S. October 28, 2013

    I have tons of favorite quotes! Love the County Rd. 30-A sign in green and black. I grew up on Morningside Drive……. good times :)

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    Janice Smith October 28, 2013

    When I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3

  7. 7
    K October 28, 2013

    Acre Drive :) Love these!!!

  8. 8
    Kt October 28, 2013

    Love is All You Need. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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    Kate October 28, 2013

    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

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    Ry October 28, 2013

    I grew up on Schuyler St.

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    Erica October 28, 2013

    “Start the day with a smile, and finish it with champagne.” great giveaway – my fingers are crossed!!

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    Sheila J October 28, 2013

    The street I was born on is the same street I live on now, Grove

  13. 13
    Danielle October 28, 2013

    I’m terrible with quotes (and getting them right), so I’ll go with my childhood street name – Bravington Way.

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    pve October 28, 2013

    Psalm 23.

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    Linda@Lime in the Co October 28, 2013

    Not My Circus. Not My Monkeys. And that wasn’t the name of the street I grew up on.

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    patty October 28, 2013

    South Main Street.

  17. 17
    sydney85 October 28, 2013

    “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.

  18. 18
    Heather L October 28, 2013

    Every night before my kiddo’s fall asleep I tell them to “Dream Good Things”.

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    Shauna October 28, 2013

    I lived on Main St…not very exciting! And I have a couple fave quotes: “I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.” and “If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.”

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    Suzanne October 28, 2013

    His mercies are new every morning

  21. 21
    Kellye October 28, 2013

    I LOVE words/quotes. One of my favorites comes from F. Scott Fitzgerald: “I hope you live a life you’re proud of.” I also BELIEVE in this one by Oscar Wilde: “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

  22. 22
    Margo October 28, 2013

    “Love is patient, Love is kind”. Thank you for sharing such a generous giveaway and introducing me to a great product!

  23. 23
    Sean C October 28, 2013

    Great giveaway! As a child I lived on Oakwood Drive.

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    Rachel October 28, 2013

    I have so many incredible quotes that I would love in this format, but the name of the street I grew up on is “Tinted Hill” – all of the streets in Columbia, MD are named from works of literature (often Shakespeare). A bit unusual, isn’t it?

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    Alina October 28, 2013

    “Beauty is Everywhere.”

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    Carrie C October 28, 2013

    Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God.

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    Ashleigh Thompson October 28, 2013

    We can do hard things!

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    Katrina October 28, 2013

    lately my motto has been, “pray more, worry less.” It’s an ongoing challenge to be at peace and rely on my faith rather than my fears.

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    Kay October 28, 2013

    “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. I grew up on Rutledge Loop Road :)

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    Stacey October 28, 2013

    Church Street – my parents still live there!

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    Lori H October 28, 2013

    Overlook Drive – my parents are still there :)

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    Eileen October 28, 2013

    hmm… a favorite quote is hard to choose. I do like, ‘progress, not perfection’. And, of course I remember my childhood street-Ashfield Park.

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    Tiffanie October 28, 2013

    Grace is more important than perfection! Love this giveaway!

  34. 34
    Shelley October 28, 2013

    Royce Avenue will always hold a special place in my heart.

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    Liz October 28, 2013

    I grew up on Mize Rd

  36. 36
    Nancy October 28, 2013

    I would love to live on Hummingbird Lane! I grew up on Longview Terrace!

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    Kimber-Leigh October 28, 2013

    one of my favorite streets i grew up on: Creektree Drive

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    kim October 28, 2013

    favorite quote- “I’m the hero in this story. i don’t need to be saved.” 2. when i was a child we lived on -dozer road. thanks for the great giveaway. ;)

  39. 39
    Diana October 28, 2013

    My childhood home was located on Goodyear Dr. I also love the name of the village I lived in for a a year in the UK – Sunningdale.

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    Kathi October 28, 2013

    Favorite quote of all time, that I always go back to is from Mother Teresa. “We can do no great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

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    Abbie October 28, 2013

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

  42. 42
    Shawn October 28, 2013

    Abbottswood Dr. So many great ideas, Seleta!

  43. 43
    Leah Hawkins October 28, 2013

    what the caterpillar thinks is the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.

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    Molly October 28, 2013

    “Work hard and be nice”….my words to live by! Thanks Seleta!

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    Jessica October 28, 2013

    I lived on Klocks Corners Road…I will never forget that name, or the spelling! I have too many favorite quotes to list, I’d love the chance to pick one to put on my wall! Thank you!

  46. 46
    Annie October 28, 2013

    My favorite quote is don’t worry be happy!!

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    Shannon Copeland October 28, 2013

    I lived on Buttonhook Lane as a child. It was a place where I dreamed big!

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    Jodie Kurtz-Osborne October 28, 2013

    Fabulous giveaway – thank you Seleta!
    Probably my most favored quote:

    “He who works with his hands is a laborer.
    He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
    He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
    – St. Francis of Assisi

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    Jeana Ball October 28, 2013

    I grew up on Cemetery Road.

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    Jennifer Frederick October 28, 2013

    I do not know who said it originally…

    Nothing taste as good as SKINNY!!

    Try to think of this especially with all the Halloween candy on Thursday:)

  51. 51
    Marilyn Hergenrader October 28, 2013

    I grew up on Collingwood Cove in Memphis TN. Our cove had over 100 kids and we loved playing kick the can and flashlight tag in the cove. What great times!

  52. 52
    Jacquie Sebulsky October 28, 2013

    The harder I work, the luckier I get ~ I think that is from Abraham Lincoln, but good words to subscribe to!

  53. 53
    Stacey Besse October 28, 2013

    I cans do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
    I pray this almost daily, and it gets me to where I need to be!

  54. 54
    Angie R. October 28, 2013

    Love these canvases!

    Mu favorite quote describes my relationship with my husband:

    “Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love comes along and brings you a fairy tale.”

  55. 55
    Kristina October 28, 2013

    Hands down, my favorite quote is by Audrey Hepburn: “The one thing in life worth holding onto is each other.”

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    Melissa Dwyer October 28, 2013

    Gardner Lane

  57. 57
    Sarah October 28, 2013

    Frontier Lane

  58. 58
    Sheree Perelman October 28, 2013

    Tappan Street in Brookline

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    Kimberly October 28, 2013

    “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor”

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    Kimberly Heckman October 28, 2013

    Absolutely love this idea. I grew up on Anita Drive. I have a 20 year old daughter who already has a huge collection of quotes on her bedroom wall in her sorority house. She would LOVE this as a Christmas gift!! Such a clever find.

  61. 61
    Bridget Humphrey October 28, 2013

    Love, love, love this give away.
    I grew up on Terry Drive and have many memories of this street. We just moved my Mom out of this house which she had lived in for 40 years.

  62. 62
    Sarah October 28, 2013

    East 36th Street!!! :)

  63. 63
    nicole October 28, 2013

    Great giveaway, Seleta. My favorite quote is from the incomparable Audrey Hepburn:
    “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

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    Shelly October 28, 2013

    Love this! My fav go to quote…”And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

  65. 65
    TL October 28, 2013

    Love! My street name was Camellia Ave.

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    Melaine thompson October 28, 2013

    Wonderful! I’d love to do one of all the places we have vacationed :)

  67. 67
    Meghan October 28, 2013

    Oh this is wonderful! thank you for such a great giveaway! I grew up on Cedar Street – such a fabulous place to live!

  68. 68
    Melissa@TheChicDream October 28, 2013

    I grew up on Little Road in house that was built by my dad.

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    karlee October 28, 2013

    I grew up on Woodcrest Dr. I love this giveaway!

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    Gina F. October 28, 2013

    such a great giveaway. I grew up on Priscilla Lane.

  71. 71
    Diana Kotecki October 28, 2013

    What a fantastic giveaway! My favorite quote is “Home is Where Your Story Begins”.

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    suzanne c. October 28, 2013

    “Live to inspire” … thank you for this inspiration Seleta!

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    Andrea W October 28, 2013

    Be kind to those you met for everyone is fighting a hard battle.
    and I grew up on Poplar Street! Thanks for the opportunity!

  74. 74
    Susie Sharples October 28, 2013

    My favorite quote is ” At all costs, avoid melancholy.” It’s eloquent and direct. Thanks so much. Love the blog, love the canvases!

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    Melissa tichy October 28, 2013

    Cabinwood drive was my childhood address. It’s one of those things you never forget

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    Allison A. October 28, 2013

    My favorite quote is Progress not Perfection! I try to remind myself of this daily.

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    christine October 28, 2013

    My childhood street was Summer Hill Road…

    Favorite quote by Elisabeth Elliott “God does not supply grace for our imagination “

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    Lindsey October 28, 2013

    Elm Street

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    Mo October 28, 2013

    How fun!!

    I lived on Olde Pasture Road

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    Sara S October 28, 2013

    I grew up on Cozy Street, with my parents and 3 sisters. Sweet memories.

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    Wendy October 28, 2013

    for my favorite quote I would choose “Seek the Healer, not the healing”. I was just in Seattle last week with my dear sweet friend who’s breast cancer has metastasized – 12 years after her original diagnosis/cure. I would send this to her as a reminder that she is not in control, but she knows that He is. blessings!

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    Rachel October 28, 2013

    Thanks for this give away. I lived on Mc Donald Way as a kid.

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    Katie October 29, 2013

    I, too, love good quotes by the truckload. The first one that came to my mind is from Scarlett O’Hara: “Oh, I’ll think about that tomorrow.” Because sometimes, I will just have to think on that tomorrow.

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    Jennifer M. October 29, 2013

    Quotes would be hard to choose from but the street we lived the longest on was Meadowlark Ct.!

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    Felt So Cute October 29, 2013

    We lived on Shotgun Court (is that terrible, or what?!). But my favorite quotation is from Audrey Hepburn ~ “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

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    Suzanne Bolling October 29, 2013

    Oh so many quotes to love!! I would have a great time picking one! Kenilworth Lane.

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    traci October 29, 2013

    I love the quote from the poem INVICTUS by William Ernest Henley, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul”.

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    Mimi October 29, 2013

    My first home had a name “Mattie’s House” …. it holds many fond memories for me.

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    emily October 29, 2013

    The first address I memorized as a Kindergartener was on Benion Street.
    “Someone else is happy with less than what you have.”
    “Gratitude is a practice – Make it a Priority”

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    JustJoey October 29, 2013

    My favorite saying is: “Live in the Sunshine. Swim in the Sea. Drink the wild Air” by Emerson. When I was a child I lived on Brighton Street.

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    René October 29, 2013

    I grew up on Timberlane. Thank you!

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    Margie October 29, 2013

    “Go Forth and Spread Beauty and Light” -my senior English teacher said this everyday at the end of class. I say this to my kids everyday (or when I remember to say it) before they leave the house for school.

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    Jan Nymeyer October 29, 2013

    “Come thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace.”

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    Anna October 29, 2013

    We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa. I grew up on Lake Rd.

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    J.Lipsey October 29, 2013

    Twin Branch Terrace

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

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    curlywhitedog October 29, 2013

    I have two:
    1. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
    — Hebrews 11:1
    2. “They can because they think they can” — Seen on one of those inspirational posters from the
    1980’s featuring a photo of two seagulls in flight.

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    Elizabeth October 29, 2013

    I grew up on Quail Hollow Court. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!

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    Maria October 29, 2013

    What a great giveaway! My son is away at boarding school and he and his roommate are both wrestlers. There are many great wrestling quotes and I’d love to give them a customized canvas for their dorm room. Probably something like: “Once you’ve wrestled in life, everything else is easy”. (Dan Gable)

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    Lindsay October 29, 2013

    “Though she be but little, she is Fierce!” William Shakespeare (One of my life motto’s!)

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    Cory October 29, 2013

    I grew up on Whispering Circle.

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    Kelley W October 29, 2013

    I grew up on Maple Street.

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    Katie October 29, 2013

    Katie Lane

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    Jane October 29, 2013

    “Take my hand, take my whole life too” encompasses how I feel about my husband and kids.

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    Ginger October 29, 2013

    I have way to many favorite quotes, so I can not pick just one right now. but I am excited about this give -away. I look forward to using them. my childhood st, woodridge ln thank you

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    Tara October 29, 2013

    what a fun giveaway!

    I was just thinking about it this morning…I grew up on 53rd Terrace.

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    Jill October 29, 2013

    Always remember to forget
    the times that made you sad
    But never forget to remember
    the times that made you glad. (Elbert Hubbard)

    I can still remember the good times in the little house on Nauvoo Street.

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    nicole October 29, 2013

    I grew up on Valentine Avenue, especially special during the February ;)

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    nicole October 29, 2013

    Whoops meant to write during the month of February!

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    Ginny W October 29, 2013

    Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
    -Dante Alighieri


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    Janette @ The 2 Seas October 29, 2013

    Life is not a dress rehearsal.

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    Sandra Pugh Caldwell October 29, 2013

    What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul–Corrie ten Boom

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    Natalie A. October 29, 2013

    Fawn Court was my childhood street – just saying that brings in a flood of beautiful memories, sigh…

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    Samantha October 30, 2013

    Oh happy day

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    Cindy October 30, 2013

    First address, Morton Avenue but my favorite part is the house number, it had a 1/2 following it. It was a tiny, tiny home!

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    Missi October 30, 2013

    I would pick a Christmas saying I think. My childhood street was Keats Avenue.

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    Holly October 30, 2013

    i’d love to win this and love that I don’t have to “like” a page or Tweet to win :) thank you. I grew up on Ellen Way :)

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    Christy October 30, 2013

    My childhood home was on Main Street, although it wasn’t the main street in our tiny town.

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    MMT October 30, 2013

    Childhood home was on a street named Dallas and I lived in Houston. haha

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    Jennifer November 1, 2013

    I grew up on Lakeside Drive … My parents still live in my childhood home, on a beautiful lake in New York state. Heaven.

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    Shan Grech November 4, 2013

    Woodycote was where I grew up! A sleepy road in Rural wales, uk.

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