December 31, 2010

Calphalon Unison Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set Giveaway (Winner Announced!)

Time’s up!

The winner of the Calphalon Giveaway is #1435 Amy Chambers.

“We are headed downtown to a party with most of our friends. And at the stroke of midnight, we are headed home. Lots of big sales tomorrow, so I need my rest!!”

Congrats Amy! I’ve sent you an email.

Calphalon Unison Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set Giveaway

Happy New Years Eve! I’ve got a fun giveaway to share with you today to help ring in the new year! :)

The National Pork Board has been working with Iron Chef Michael Symon to mix up seasonal flavors by pairing pork’s savory flavor with unsuspecting holiday favorites like cinnamon, chocolate and pumpkin.

Calphalon has been working with Chef Michael Symon to create a line of Slide Nonstick and Sear Nonstick Unison cookware.

Together the National Pork Board and Calphalon would love to send a Kevin & Amanda reader a fabulous prize pack to help make your 2011 joyful and flavor-filled.

Calphalon Unison Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set Giveaway

Calphalon Unison Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set Giveaway

One Kevin & Amanda reader will win the the following prize:

  • A $25 gift card towards the purchase of your favorite cut of pork
  • An assortment of gourmet seasonal spices to inspire flavor-rich holiday pairings
  • A signed copy of Michael Symon’s new cookbook
  • Two festive aprons to prepare your holiday feasts
  • A digital meat thermometer to ensure that your holiday meals are delicious yet safe
  • A disposable serving platter
  • Calphalon Unison Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set ($599.95 value)

How to Enter

To enter the giveaway, simply answer the following question in the comments section of this post: “How will you be celebrating tonight?” Are you staying in? Going out? Waiting up to see the ball drop? Going to bed at 8?

Contest ends Sunday night at 8pm CST. One entry per person please. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email.

Don’t forget that replies to comments aren’t counted as entries in the giveaway, so be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the comments section and leave your reply in the comment form.

Good luck and Happy New Year!!



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101
Ginny December 31, 2010 at 8:41 am

Hi Amanda & Kevin,
Really enjoy reading your blog. Tonight is still up in the air but it will be a nice, relaxing evening spent with family. We have my brother’s family coming in town since they missed out last week with stomach virus.

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Cathy December 31, 2010 at 8:41 am

Can you believe we’re still celebrating Christmas on New Year’s Eve?! We were snowed in on Christmas (just like you!), so we’re all headed to Grandma’s house to unwrap some gifts and eat left-over cookies on New Years Eve. :) It will be early to bed for us, but what else were we to do with two nine-month-olds?! Hope yours is a great one!

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Heidi V December 31, 2010 at 8:41 am

Our town celebrates early for families with young kids. They will be dropping an M&M at 7pm so we will go to watch that!

104
Melissa T December 31, 2010 at 8:42 am

Still not sure but I plan to cook up a storm today for dinner making various appetizer’s. If I do go out it will be to the local bar with my dad.

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Karen December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

I’ll be ringing in the New Year with an ecclectic group of old and new friends at a friend’s house. It’s always one of the highlights of the year!

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Amanda G December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

We are hosting a NYE party tonight! I love ending one year and beginning a new one surrounded by friends!

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Katie December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

I am planning on staying in tonight – being 9 months pregnant and New Year’s Eve don’t mix well!!

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Tara December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

My husband and I have chosen to stay in a bring in the new year by celebrating together. We will enjoy a fancy dinner, make goals/plans for the new year, and watch the ball drop together. I couldn’t ask for a more perfect way to bring in 2011!!

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lisa w December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

For the firs time in 5 years, my friends and I will be celebrating kids free! Looking forward to some adult time and the kiddos will be having fun with all the grandparents! Happy New Year!

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Ellen December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

I get to bring in the new year with some of favorite people. We are hosting and making our favorite steak and potatoes and lots of apps and a chocolatey dessert :)

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Beth V December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I will be celebrating New Years Eve with some very dear friends – we have been getting together every New Years Eve for over 25 years. We have great food to eat and play games and enjoy each others company.

Thanks for your great blog – I enjoy everything I read!

Happy New Year to you!

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Sarah Davis December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

I’ll be staying in… maybe rent a few movies, make something delicious, have a few friends over. Nothing too crazy, just low-key and simple :) Happy New Year to you!

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MariaS December 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

We are taking it easy…just me and my hubs and our 12 yr old son. We’ll have a nice dinner as a family, play some games, watch the ball drop on TV and then go to bed. Nice, easy, relaxing and safe!
Happy New Year to all of you too and thank you for the opportunity to win this phenomenal prize!

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Ann S December 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

We’ll be heading out to watch an annual fireworks show some of our friends put on. I plan to be bundled up and enjoying some hot cocoa with home-made marshmallows(yum)to stay warm.

Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway! Happy New Year!

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Laura Fitzgerald December 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

Staying in with a good movie and my husband…. also a bottle of sparkling berry wine that I got at a wine tasting last week with co-workers… it may seem lame to stay in on new years, but I am really looking forward to that bottle of wine, and don’t want to share! Also, we don’t have to worry about all the intoxicated drivers on the roads.

With all that cookware, I would never have an excuse for ordering take-out again!

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Jennay December 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

Staying in…gonna make some appetizers and goodies and watch Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve!!

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Karen N December 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

Celebrating with friends and probably asleep before midnight!

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Lianne Carper December 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

Tonight, I believe we will be staying in. Although I will have the rest of the family up with me to watch the ball drop, dh will be in bed early so that he can be well rested for the last day of hunting season :)

119
Heather B December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

I am spending the New Year with my hubby and 2 kids……he is military, so we are usually apart or spending it with our parents. This year, we are spending it together…..my son leaves for college next fall. So this one will be MEMORABLE!

120
KT December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

I will be celebrating the New Years at home with my family:) We will play games, eat, eat some more, and enjoy each others company.

121
Margaret T December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

We will be staying in, watching the Ball Drop and Celebrating with our Traditional Caviar & Champagne Toast!

122
Rhonda Counts December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

Awesome giveaway! I am celebrating a very cold New Year here in Colorado! I really do enjoy reading your blog. I made the Ritz dipped for Christmas Day family gathering, but I used Ritz brand pretzel crackers. They were a huge hit. Thanks for sharing your ideas!!Happy New Year

123
Darla December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

My son and I will be having a movie marathon and watching the ball drop at midnight!

124
Mercedes December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

Tonight we’ll spend time with friends at their house playing games… and, since we have a 3-year-old, we might be celebrating East Coast New Year’s (or earlier ;) ) instead of our own Central time zone New Year!

125
Diana Wagoner December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

I will be sitting outside our RV in south Texas warm weather with my hubby and 3 dogs.

126
Tammy Nobles December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

I will be celebrating the New Year at home with my family. It has become a tradition for us to gather together and watch movies and eat. Happy New Year to everyone!

127
Lara L Hanson December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

I will be staying home tonight watching the ball drop on tv.

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Rachel Reddin December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

We will be with friends tonight! We always do a mock countdown with sparkling cider with the kids at 8pm or so to let them help ring in the new year! Not sure if I will actually make it to 12 or not but here’s to hoping!

129
Deirdre December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

I will be spending New Year’s Eve with my family in church. Our church has a midnight service and after that we will probably grab some breakfast before bed. Happy New Year!!!!!

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Lisa G December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

My husband and I are staying in and I’m making a lobster tail and champagne dinner. Its become sort of a tradition for the past few years and we really look forward to it. Just him and I.

Happy New Year to both of you!

131
Brenda December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

We will go to our church for the prophecy update, then come home and have tortilla soup with friends, and just relax until midnight. The girls will probably scrapbook and the guys will probably watch tv. Hmmm…maybe next year I should try shredded pork tortilla soup.

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Ramsey Thierbach December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

I’m pregnant with twins and will no doubt be in bed by 9!! I’ve got three girls who won’t understand that Mama couldn’t get out of bed the next morning because she stayed up to watch the ball drop. Instead, I’ve tivo’ed the ball drop so we can all watch it together on the 1st.

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DeniseAck December 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

I’ve tivo’ed it before too! Still fun the next morning!

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jpierce December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

I will be enjoying a chocolate fountain with my family since my kids were too sick to have it on Christmas Eve. Then heading to bed after the ball drops.

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Christy December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

We will be staying in watching the ball drop on tv. This is the one night of the year I hate being out so we will play board games with the little one till he falls asleep then I’ll probably fall asleep too! Hope you have a great New Years!

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Grace December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

My parents are visiting town, so we’re all hanging out at home. I’m sure I will fall asleep before the ball drops, but hopefully my husband will wake me up for a kiss! :) Sometimes I wish we lived on the west coast so it would drop at 9! :)

137
Kim Bell December 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

I honestly have no clue how we are celebrating the New Year………we are basically flying by the seat of our pants this year and are up for whatever comes our way! Maybe going out, maybe hanging with friends and/or family…….still not sure yet! Either way, I’ll be up until midnight or later! :)

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DeniseAck December 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

We’re having my cousins and their kids over. After a day of sledding, jumping on the trampoline and awesome food, we’re going to send off Chinese Lanterns into the sky at midnight. They look so beautiful floating away!!!

139
Carmen Reynolds December 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

I plan on staying home with my family and cooking for them. We would rather stay at home as we are too worried about being on the roads tonight. I am going to smoke an apple/bacon pork tenderloin, collards, hoppin johns and corn roasted grits. I am also going to make a few chess pies too. I love nothing more than cooking and being with my family on this wonderful night. Happy New Years to everyone.

140
Tracy @ HappyDaisyAZ December 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

We’ll be staying in and celebrating with our new (12 days old!) baby girl. This is one year I might actually be awake at midnight – thanks to her!

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stacie randolph December 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

I will be spending the holiday at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk party,following my sons All American Football game.

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Janet December 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

I’ll be hanging out with good friends and family. Bring on 2011! Happy New Year!

143
Vicky Ferguson December 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

I am staying in as usual. I have always wanted to have New Years Eve
plans, but I don’t. Every year I think, I want to be the bell of the New Years Eve Ball, but I am more of drink & eat kinda gal at Home!
HAPPY NEW YEAR kevinandamanda:>)

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Lisa H. December 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

I am pretty sure we are just staying home tonight!

145
Meghan December 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

We’ll be celebrating tonight by going to a wedding! What a fun night, can’t wait to get out on a date with my hubby!

146
Sharon December 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

I’m staying in and having a quiet night at home. I’ll probably watch the ball drop on tv. And read.

Happy New Years to you!

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Sharon Watrous December 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

I will be staying in and enjoying family and friends. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

148
Michaela December 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

We have a little one at home so we will be going to bed early. Then enjoy the day with family tomorrow. Great giveaway. I could use some new cookware :) Happy New Years

149
Heather December 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

Getting dolled up and going out to our favorite restaurant for a swanky sushi dinner with my amazing boyfriend! Very excited to ring in the New Year eating delicious food and spending time with my favorite person. Happy New Year!

150
Cori December 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

I’m spending New Year’s with my 3 favorite guys and 2 favorite pooches. We’ll be watching college football (go DAWGS!) and then watching the ball drop! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

151
Diane Allred December 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

Assuming the weather clears up some here in CO, our great friends will be coming over to celebrate both New Years Eve and a birthday with lots of food and chocolate fondue for dessert!

152
Marci December 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

We are going over to celebrate with friends. We set up the Wii in the driveway and project it onto a giant screen covering the garage door. It’s always a blast!

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Amanda Keyt December 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

I will be spending New Years Eve with my family on our first family vacation in over 4 years. We are blessed to have each other. My husband and I are a Kevin and Amanda too :) Love your site! Thank you for the giveaway!

154
Barb December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

What a great give away for the New Year! We will be celebrating with our neighbors….eating pizza, playing cards and hopefully we will all make it up to see the New Year in! Thanks for the chance to win.

155
Dorothy December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

What a beautiful cookware set…it would be awesome to win this…and present it to my daughter and her husband who are poor students with a 2nd little baby girl on the way. :) Tonight? A group of “empty nesters” will be meeting at our Church for an evening of fun and games. We will be there!

156
Cortney VW December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

We plan on staying in tonight and have family time! We plan on eating wings, playing a little Wii and watching the ball drop! Hopefully we can make it till 12!! :) Happy New Year!

157
Kelly Elliott December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

Our three kiddos (8, 5, and 2) are so excited that we are staying at home tonight and letting them stay up as late as they can to watch the ball drop on TV. Also, my husband will be doing the cooking, which is another bonus for me!

158
Angie December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

Will be spending it with my family! We will be singing the New Year in :)

159
Tracey December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

Depending on the weather, I’m either going to a pig roast & bonfire or if its raining, probably to our church’s annual get together for scrabble, dominoes and whatever other games they come up with :-)

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Debra Slaughter December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

Tonight I will be celebrating ringing in 2011 with my best friend, who also happens to be my sister.

We are going to watch the “Peach Drop” together. In Atlanta, we have a giant Peach that drops as we do the count down – similar to the ball in NYC but peachier ! :)

161
Annette December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

I’ll be watching my fiancé’s band perform!

162
Amy December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

Staying in… pizza and movies with my family. I always plan to make it to midnight but i dont always make it. Laying on the couch watching a movie with my 2 year old is tiring hard work. :)

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Karen Hrabak December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

I will be home watching a movie..Heart and Souls…and then watching the ball drop! First a nice dinner with lobster tails and shrimp! Start of healthier eating for the new year! Challenge all to make a couple of small changes for a healthier new year! Thanks for the great giveaway! I got my daughter a set of these pans for her wedding!
Happy New Year!
Karen

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Larcena Evans December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

Will be watching the ball drop at home tonight if we can stay awake!! Looking forward to the New Year!!!

165
Maria Trader December 31, 2010 at 8:50 am

What a great giveaway! My husband and I met on New Year’s Eve 9 years ago and we usually do something low key like watch a movie and go to bed early.

166
Sherri Cunningham December 31, 2010 at 8:51 am

We are having a few friends over to bring in the New Year. We’re going to snack, play games and watch the ball drop :)

167
vicki December 31, 2010 at 8:51 am

Staying in with my husband and kids. Going to make Lasagna! Happy New Year.

168
leahbelle December 31, 2010 at 8:51 am

its a quiet night at home with my little family. the kiddos want to stay up til the new year, so we prolly will….

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Robin Crittenden December 31, 2010 at 8:51 am

Happy New Year 2011.

Love Michael Symon and this is an awesome giveaway. What will I be doing on New Years Eve? Staying in, might have a little drink of Tito’s Vodka with orange juice and try to keep my eyes open until midnight. But if I don’t that’s ok, tomorrow is always time to try again.

If you haven’t had Tito’s give it a try, handmade in Austin TX. I’m all about USA made!

170
Trudie J Chamblin December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

I snowed 5 inches here I Pueblo and I am driving 100 miles to spend New Years Eve with my boyfriend. I cooked the Kevin and Amanda Pulled Pork, my own Coleslaw and Baked Beans. We will be sharing with a few good friends at home.

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Elyssa B. December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

WOW! That is one AWESOME gift package!! What a GREAT giveaway!

Hmmmm…what will I be doing for New Year’s? Not sure yet…possibly dinner & then watching the ball drop on TV. ONE DAY I’ll have the chance to see it in person…and I can’t wait!!

172
Maggie December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Me and my hubby will be meeting a few friends at a local restaurant where we’ll hear live music and will dance the night away.

173
Betsy Diggs December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

My husband and I will have an early dinner with our best friends. My husband and Terry have been best friends for 40 years. They have been friends since they were 12. We will then come home and spend the rest of the evening with our 4 year old and 8 month old grandsons. Hopefully we will be up when the new year starts!

174
Molly W. December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

We plan on going to dinner with friends and then everyone heading to someone’s house for cards. Hopefully the weather will cooperate! Happy New Year!

175
paveiphotos December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

Hired a babysitter about 3 weeks ago…and am ready to have a night on the town with my hubby!! happy newyr everyone!

176
MoriahFarmer December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

My husband and I are celebrating at a friends new house! We will be staying up and eating lots of finger foods!

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SheilaR December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

Thanks for the chance to win. I will celebrate the New Year with my family. I couldn’t imagine not having them around to bring in the New Year. We will watch the ball drop and then we will rush off to bed LOL!

178
Shannon December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

Staying at home! I’m preggo and probably won’t even make it till midnight! Ha!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

179
Julie December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

I will be at home with my husband, kids, and a couple of friends just waiting to ring in the New Year!

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Rachel E. December 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

We are going out to our friends house. We are going to hang out and play games with the kids and eat junk food!!!

181
Summer December 31, 2010 at 8:53 am

We will be having friends over this evening to ring in the New Year!! Games, food, and drink will be the highlight of our party! Happy New Year, everyone!

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Summer December 31, 2010 at 8:53 am

We will be having friends over this evening to ring in the New Year!! Games, food, and drink will be the highlight of our party! Happy New Year, everyone!

183
Nicole C December 31, 2010 at 8:53 am

My husband has to work and we’re going to have an ice storm, so it’s just a quiet night at home for me!

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Nichole December 31, 2010 at 8:53 am

We will be celebrating the New Year with dear friends (and neighbors) at our house. We’ll be enjoying a lively wii competition (3rd year running) and some great conversation and snuggling with the newest babies in our neighborhood. Can life get any better?! Thanks for hosting a FAB giveaway! Happy New Year!

185
ML Holder December 31, 2010 at 8:53 am

We are going to celebrate with dear friends, hanging out, eating a yummy dinner (of course!), playing games and celebrating what’s to come in the New Year! Happy New Year and many blessings in 2011!

186
Carrie H December 31, 2010 at 8:53 am

I will be staying in….celebrating with my future husband (May 2011) and future in-laws….eating, drinking, laughing and planning. :)
Would LOVE this set for my newly wed home!

187
Stacie D December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

We traditionally spend New Year’s Eve at home with our family of 4. Emeril’s Crab & Brie Fondue is on the menu (YUM) with chocolate fondue for dessert. Dinner is always followed with a movie… tonight it will be Toy Story 3. Then we’ll end the evening watching the ball drop and toasting the new year!

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Krys kolivras December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

We’re spending the evening with family and hopefully staying awake long enough to ring in 2011!

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Mrs. K. December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

Our little girl is teething and has not been sleeping through the night the past few weeks… so, we’re heading to bed early tonight and crossing our fingers that we will not be awakened early in the new year!

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Lori M December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

Tonight I am celebrating the New Year by going to church! The same way I have for the last 16 years! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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Brittany December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

We will have friends & family over! And ofcourse cook cabbage, black eyed peas, ham & more!! Happy New Year!!!

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Darcy December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

This is so cool! We will be going out and staying in tonight! I’m heading out for a little bit with my older sons to hear a band and my husband is staying in with our 10 y/o daughter. :)

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Stephanie December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

Going to the in-laws and will celebrate by having smoked brisket and drinking sex on the beach. Good Times!

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Denise December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

The whole family is celebrating at a family friends house. Bringing crab artichoke dip. Yummmmmm!

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jen@odbt December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

Spending it with friends from near and far – looking forward to a “night in” catching up, laughing and eating some good food.

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Faith P December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

We will be going to a church service @ 6 and probably going out to eat with friends or over to someones house, not sure which yet, we are spur of the moment people! BTW I love your blog, pick me:)

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Patty Brett Kolbo December 31, 2010 at 8:55 am

I’ll ring in the new year with my favorite guy (husband of 30 years) in front of a fire, just the two of us. There are many other places we could go, but nothing starts the new year better than in the arms of the one you love!

Thanks for considering me for this fantastic offer!

Patty

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Memorie Lowery December 31, 2010 at 8:55 am

We have been invited to several parties, but will probably stay home and enjoying getting to spend our first New Year’s Eve together in 10 years. My husband travels with his work, so we will get to enjoy this new year in together. We will stay up watching TV and then when the ball drops, we will hit the sack. :)

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Jeff Whorley December 31, 2010 at 8:55 am

I plan to take my wife to a romantic dinner at the Peninsula Grill in Charleston, SC. Then spending the evening with friends to ring in the new year.

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Debbie December 31, 2010 at 8:55 am

We will be spending tonight with family. Mom and dad [80 years old] brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Playing games and enjoying each other. Happy New Year everyone!

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Jillian Mitchell December 31, 2010 at 8:55 am

Today and tonight we will likely be staying in because of the snow storm that hit us here in Colorado last night. I doubt very seriously that I will be able to stay up that late to watch the ball. How boring are we, oh well, were happy in our snuggly warm house:) Happy New Year!

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