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Weekending + A Giveaway

Happy Monday lovelies!!! I'm with the rest of the world in not believing that it's November already - we might have gained an hour, but the darkness is a bit alarming! Also, the Hallmark Channel started playing their holiday movies and I spent a good party of Sunday getting lost in them, cheesy is good for the soul!! The weather may have been super gloomy here, but I didn't let that stop me from enjoying the last bits of Fall...that's right - it's winter coat weather now!
  

{Halloween}

This was the first year in quite a few that I "dressed up" for Halloween and I use that term loosely!! I picked up my little cat ensemble on Wednesday and at $3 for ears, a tail and little bow tie, I'd say it was the perfect costume! 
My friend Emily hosted a pretty awesome Halloween Party!! Best costume of the night was the Ace Ventura guy with a pink tutu and all!! If anyone is curious as to what Gary's costume was...apparently the grim reaper! 

{Gator Game}

This weekend always holds a special place in my heart because the last Saturday of October is always the Florida/Georgia game also knowns as the world's largest cocktail party! Since we couldn't be in Jacksonville for the game, we went to the next best thing...The Gator Bar in Boston! 
In case you don't follow college football...the Gators were not supposed to win, but win they did and if the Gators are going to win any game of the year - I'm so happy it was this one!! 
We watched Sex Tape (so awkward to type out) with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. I think the previews made it out to be a lot funnier than it actually was, but if you're looking for something to pass some time on the upcoming cold nights - it's not a total lost cause! 

{Blogtrepreneur}

Sunday I was lucky enough to attend a blog workshop on entrepreneurship held at the Langham Hotel. Mary from Wedding Girl Canada was in town and shared her tips on how she made her blog a business. She's also a wedding planner and that was evidenced by all the little details she put together for all of us. We ended the event with Sweet Cupcakes...delicious!! 
As an aside - The Langham renovated their lobby area a few years ago and it's one of the prettiest areas of the hotel!! I've been to a lot of events at this hotel and it's one of my favorites! 

{A Giveaway}

What's a Monday without a little giveaway?! I'm so excited to partner with some great blogging ladies and bring you a $100 Sephora Gift Card!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I have my eye on a few things and with their upcoming VIB sale who can say no to a little extra spending money!?

Hope you have a great start to your week and good luck in the giveaway!! 

xo,
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  1. Sounds like a great weekend and I love your cat costume. Sawyer saw it and started meowing, so I think that means it a win. :)

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  2. I was a cat this weekend too! I've wanted to see that movie. I have heard mixed reviews, but you're right... maybe just a movie to pass the time on a cold night!

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  3. You look amazing in that costume! I Would have loved to have seen the Ace Ventura costume. I'm not even going to mention the Georgia/Florida game. Nope! Just going to pretend that didn't happen. Have a great week Biana!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Aww your simple cat costume was adorable! I did the same thing (ears and a bow tie) but mine was a bunny. I wasn't feeling a full on costume this year. That event looks amazing! You're right, the lobby is gorgeous! And great win for your Gators! Such a good game! Happy Monday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. super cute cat outfit, lady, you are rocking those ears. I had no idea about the worlds largest cocktail party until last year, sounds like a fun tradition!!

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  6. Looks like a great weekend. That blogging conference sounds wonderful.
    I've watched Sex Tape twice, the second time not by choice. I agree with you, I thought it would be much funnier, but not a total waste of time to watch.
    Have a great week.

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  7. Your costume was adorable!!! I thought that movie looked so funny! I'll prob still watch it. The blog workshop sounds really cool!! XO

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  8. What a fun weekend! We rented Sex Tape this weekend too, but I was so exhausted I crashed about 3/4ths in. I agree--it was okay but not the funniest thing ever.

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  9. Ahh I know it definitely feels like winter with the snow and colder weather! Congrats on the Gator win, must have been fun to watch! We also saw the Sex Tape this weekend, and I agree... not the best movie, but it was amusing. Happy Monday!

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  10. Sounds like a great topic for a blog conference...hope you had fun and picked up on some good tips! I was right there with you indulging in some cheesy Hallmark holiday movies this weekend, haha!

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  11. What a fun weekend! You nailed your Halloween costume - can't beat the fact that it was super cheap. :) I'm glad I now know somebody who has seen Sex Tape because I was on the fence about it. It looks kind of funny, but then again, I'm sure it could go horribly wrong. Happy Monday!

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  12. your costume was perfect :) glad you had a fun weekend! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. You looked amazing! The weekend was perfect Hallmark movie watching. Loved that we watched the same one. What details in the blog workshop.

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  14. sounds like a great weekend! your costume is adorable and simple which is the best kind. good to know about sex tape since i wasn't sure if i should see it. happy monday! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  15. You looked fabulous as always on Halloween! And ugh that game was rough... we went last year and had a blast at the world's "largest cocktail party", but this year we were hosting a co-ed shower at our home so thankfully we weren't able to pay too much attention to the rough loss. I know you're happy, but us Dawgs fans are licking our wounds :(

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  16. Your Halloween look was so simple and you looked gorgeous as always! I have been eyeing some upcoming blogging workshops and need to just bite the bullet - the one you hit up looked amazing. And love your Gator Bar, when I lived in NYC there was a Husker bar there and it made me feel a little closer to home even if I couldn't be there on game days with everyone else. Have a great week girl!

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  17. Yay for cat costumes! :) Love yours! Glad you had a good weekend!

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  18. Your weekend seriously sounds perfect!! Love your $3 costume, I hate spending money on a costume that I most likely won't wear more than once!
    The blogtrepreneur sounds so good!! I would love to go to an event that gets into the business side of details more!
    Have a good week and good luck surviving the cold ;) I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it's coat weather now as well :(

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  19. still bummed about the game! we just didn't want it--they always seem to choke on this game idk what it is! i was in the woods with inconsistent power (yikes) so i listened on my phone's radio app

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  20. I thought Sex Tape might be one of those eh really not that funny things.

    I need to get on the stick and get some stuff in mind to take advantage of the VIB sale.

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  21. Love your cat costume! So cute and thrifty! Happy Monday!

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  22. That is a jam packed weekend! I usually do absolutely nothing on Sundays and love every second of it :)

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  23. You are the cutest cat ever!! It came out amazing!! What an amazing game Sat!! We didn't end up actually going but we tailgated all day so it was a lot of fun and it was nice to see all the Georgia fans shut their mouth since our hotel was mostly Georgia fans haha! Glad you had a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  24. Love your Halloween costume! You look fantastic. What fun blogging event to attend. Wasn't the weather just terrible yesterday. It made getting around the city so difficult. Looks like it was a fab weekend. Happy Monday!!

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  25. Totally agree on Sex Tape! Hubs and I went on a rare date night to see it (the theater serves alcohol, and it was the only legit choice!) and we were like, "Meh. We didn't completely waste our life, but close."

    Yay for winning football teams! Ours won this weekend, too :)

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  26. Looks like you had a fun weekend!

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  27. I am all about a cute black outfit and kitty accessories, definitely my go to! Your skin looks absolutely flawless in the top close up pic! Need your secrets! I LOVE the Langham. Such a great hotel, and what a fun seminar to attend! Happy Monday lovely! xo

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  28. I totally got sucked into one of the Hallmark Christmas movies yesterday too! They are so cheesy, but so good. Definitely got me in the Christmas spirit! Love the kitty costume and score for it being $3. You get to go to so many cool blogger events! I wish they had those in Indy. Loving the giveaway too - thanks for hosting!!

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  29. I'm glad that you enjoyed your weekend! That event sounds like so much fun. I started researching blogger events here, I would love to go to one. Your costume was cute, even better that it was only $3 dollars! I'm going to have to look for those Hallmark movies too. I love those movies haha. That giveaway sounds fab too! :-)

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  30. Love the costume! Simple and cheap turn out to be the best ones sometimes. Cory and I missed the FL/GA game but were thrilled to hear Florida won...we hate Georgia! I wish we had more blogger events in our area...that hotel is amazing!

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  31. Wow! A $3.00 costume? What a steal! You looked suuuper cute, too!!! I saw Sex Tape a few weeks ago and 100% agree that it wasn't as funny as the previews made it out to be. Glad you had a great weekend!!

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  32. You have the best weekends! Dressing up for Halloween must have been so much fun! I haven't dressed up in years. We're usually home with tired kids by seven o"clock! That hotel lobby is so elegant! I don't remember the Langham Hotel from my days up in Boston. I'll have to check it out the next time we're up visiting our college friends. Looks like the perfect place for cocktails!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  33. Your cat costume is so cute! Love that Florida beat Georgia, too! That was a good game. I am a little bummed by the darkness after Daylight Saving Time too...but at least it means the holidays are coming up! :)

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  34. I haven't watched Lifetime in forever. Apparently, they have a Grumpy Cat movie coming out this Christmas??

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  35. That red lip you sported on Halloween is perfection. Meow!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

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  36. Ahh Biana you looked so gorgeous!!!! Love your recap and so glad you had a wonderful time at the workshop xo

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  37. Your costume is perfect! Cat ears and a bow tie is about as costume-y as I like to get. I'm kind of new to the college football world so I had no idea that this was such a big game until they had a real band played at halftime. That was really cool. I'm happy your team won! Ah that movie, it's so annoying when they put all the funniest bits in the trailer. It's like you've already watched the movie at that point!

    prosecco in the park

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  38. What an awesome give away to get this week started off right!! Great costume too!! Sometimes the best costumes are the easiest (& cheapest) to out together! I really wish I had saved all of that kind of stuff from college, would make costuming as an adult that much easier!

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  39. First off, I have to say Go Gators!! I am also a Gator fan, having graduated fro UF for undergrad. Secondly, your halloween costume looked so cute! Great giveaway!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
    Facebook//Twitter//Instagram // Bloglovin

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  40. Happy to be a part of this giveaway with you! I loved your costume, you looked gorgeous of course :) We watched Sex Tape last weekend. I agree, I didn't love it but it wasn't awful either.

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  41. Love your halloween outfit! coming back to enter the giveaway tonight!

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  42. You are so cute in your ears :)
    We almost watched that movie ... & then chose another one - the dumbest movie EVER!!!!
    Cool giveaway!!! Thanks for hosting

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  43. Loved your cat costume! So pretty on the makeup front as well! That hotel? Wow! Also, great giveaway right before the holidays! xoxo

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  44. Budget costumes are the best and you looked so cute! How great was that Gator game. The Florida/Georgia game always falls on Scotts bday weekend so I was SO happy they won! Great game!!

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  45. You threw together a pretty great costume! You looked fabulous! Although it really wrecked my picks in the football pool this week, I guess I'm happy for you that your Gators won! :) Thanks for hosting the fabulous giveaway!

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  46. Your costume turned out so cute! Great job! You always attend the best blog events! So jealous!

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  47. The blogtrepenuer meeting sounds great! I would definitely be interested in attending one of those and that lobby is gorgeous! Love the chandeliers.

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  48. Another great recap! I'm so sad to hear the movie was not great, but thanks for the heads up! I was looking forward to seeing it. And that costume is just adorable! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  49. You look absolutely fab! And looks like you had a great Halloween -- and a great weekend! Happy Monday!
    xo Southern Style

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  50. Love your halloween costume! GYAH that game hurt my heart so badddd!

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  51. i just love your costume, i am totally going to do that next year :) so simple, why not! oh and KC's costume was similar to Gary's- it was just like a hooded thing and ... yep, that was it. lol. That movie didn't look very good, I just can't picture Cameron and Jason as parents, so weird. If it was Tina Fey and Steve Carell, maybe :)

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  52. Love your Halloween pictures (: I also watched Sex Tape - I thought it would be funnier but it was still good. SO hard to find a good comedy these days. I think the last time I really laughed was when I was watching This is the End (which was super vulgar but oh well)!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  53. You are SO STINKIN CUTE!!! Love your kitty costume!!! You should have come join our clan of cats for Halloween, you'd fit right in. :-)

    XO - S

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  54. Also, your makeup looks flawless!! What are you wearing on your skin? And your eyes...you should do a tutorial on your eye makeup, it looks bomb.com

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  55. I still haven't seen Sex Tape! I was afraid it would be one of those movies that all of the funny parts were the previews.

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  56. Impressive win by the Gators! I was hoping for more upsets over the weekend! Haha!

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  57. Nothing like a cheap costume that looks amazing when it's all said and done! Nice job, lady!

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  58. What a fun weekend!!! I wish I could have gone to that game!!!!!!!!!

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  59. heyyyy sexy lady! <3<3 Great costume, meow!

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  60. Looks like a fun weekend! I've been under the weather and rented Neighbors and Sex Tape last night (fell asleep mid-way through Sex Tape, so I will have to re-watch it). I was disappointed with Neighbors though - I also thought that movie was going to be so much funnier, based on the previews.

    You looked great in your costume!!

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  61. What an eventful weekend! I kinda got the impression from the trailer for Sex Tape that they had already shown me all the funny moments, ya know? Butttt if it comes on Netflix I'll probably watch it haha. You look great as a cat, by the way! :)

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  62. Loved your costume! You looked great! Looks like a fun weekend!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  63. wow, you're right, the langham lobby is gorgeous. those chandeliers.... amazing.

    3.00 for your costume is pretty thrifty!!! great job! :)

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  64. I can’t even talk about Saturday’s game.... depression is setting in. BUT we were Halloween twins! I’m all about an easy and cheap costume!

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  65. you look gorgeous in your cat costume! i was a cat last year! ;) a pregnant cat. not quite as sexy - lol. glad your team pulled through on saturday! what's on your wish list for VIB sale? i've got a few things in my cart, all ready to go! ;)

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  66. Wow, that hotel is gorgeous! So exciting you were able to attend a little conference! Fun!
    And you look hot in your kitty cat ears. :)

    Happy Monday!

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  67. You made an adorable kitten. Love that the Gators won!!!

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  68. Omgsh love your Halloween costume--so stinkin cute!! And I heard that a lot about Sex Tape (your right--so weird to type ha!) I was hoping it was gonna be awesome--I will have to rent it sometime still :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  69. I thought Sex Tape was funny at some points but much of it was TOO far fetched for reality. I guess it's one of those movies that you have to be in a certain type of mood to enjoy all the humor so I am with you on this one.

    Your costume is cute! This was the first year we didn't go out but it was because of fun plans Saturday AM. Seeing this post makes me wish we had dressed up! You look super cute

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  70. I entered! I would LOVE to win. I really could use some new fun makeup but I have no extra money for any non essential items right now until well after Christmas. So keep your fingers crossed for me! :)

    Your costume is about as much dressing up as I do too. I haven't dressed up for Halloween in years but hate the whole costume thing (except I love seeing all the cute kids). Looks like you had a great weekend!

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  71. (Remember that time it took me five minutes to scroll to the bottom of your comments?! For fuck's sake Miss. Popular!!!! hahahah)
    ME-OW to that Halloween costume! You look HOT girl! That red is PERFECT on you!!!!!!!
    I want to see Sex Tape. I'm not expecting great things but like you said... good way to kill time!

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  72. Cheesy IS good for the soul! Sounds like you had the perfect weekend. I've been looking for blogging workshops to attend, how fun! Have a great week :).

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  73. You looked fabulous as a cat!!!! Love that red lip! Hahahahahaha cracking up about Gary's costume clarification ;-) Ohhhh want to hear all about that blogger event!

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  74. You look gorgeous as always lady!! Oh and that game??? You know I am a Seminole but I really dislike GA fans around here cause they just never shut the hell up about UGA. I was secretly so happy that y'all beat the pants off them!!!

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  75. You look absolutely gorgeous! I root for the Dawgs but congrats on y'alls win! :-) That lobby IS beautiful!

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  76. Your red lips are killer from Friday night! Love that you went to that workshop. I wish there were some around Raleigh! The lobby is amazing. And GREAT giveaway! xo

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  77. you looked amazing!!!

    i saw sex tape but when i googled it to read the reviews, i got an eyefull that i wasn't expecting. note to self: include actors name in the google search LOL

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  78. You looked so adorable in those cat ears! LOVE it! On a separate note, I'm SO sorry to have missed that blogging workshop - would have loved it!

    K.xo
    http://www.rarelytakenseriously.com

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  79. First off- how did I miss that there are holiday movies playing on the Hallmark Channel already?! Love your Halloween costume, you look gorgeous! And I'm so excited for that Sephora giveaway!

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  80. You are totally adorable in that costume!! That lobby is incredible! I LOVE the chandelier! Where is the Langham? I usually stay at the Charles when I come to town (convenience), but I feel like I'm always missing out on more character and ambiance...

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  81. You looked great for halloween!!! I also have got to see that movie!

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  82. Wow that hotel lobby is gorgeous! You make a beautiful kitty! {that sounds weird lol} :) Sounds like a great weekend! I'm a sucker for the holiday movies on ABC too!

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