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A Big, Sloppy Virtual Kiss On The Cheek For You (Yes, YOU!!)

I just wanted to take a minute and say a big, huge thank you to each and every one of you who take the time to visit me here at Addicted 2 Decorating throughout the week.  I know you have a packed schedule and many things demanding your attention, so it means the world to me that you’d fit in the time to hang out with me here.

You see, two years ago when Matt was layed off of his job, and then started having health problems and was unable to go back to work, we were worried.  We wanted to have faith that God would take care of us financially, but at times it was difficult.  Really difficult.

But even through our lack of faith at times, God was faithful.  Little did we know that He would use this blog to make up for a large portion of that lost income.  Matt and I have been amazed…stunned…at God’s provision in our lives through this little blog.  We feel so enormously blessed.

And of course, it’s thanks to you!  If it weren’t for you visiting me here on Addicted 2 Decorating, I’m not sure where we would be today.  Oh, I’m sure God would have found some other creative way to provide for us, but I’m sure glad He chose this blog.  Because, you see, I love this blog.  I love getting to come here every day and share my silly little projects with you, and pass along DIY tips that I’ve learned.  I love interacting with you, and I get a huge thrill when one of you tries one of my projects and shares your results with me.

So thank you.  Thank you to each and every one of you. 

But I wanted to find a way to show my appreciation to you…some way to take some of this blessing and “pay it forward.”  So I’ve decided to have a little giveaway each month.  Oh, it’s nothing super huge…just a little way for me to say “thank you” for visiting.

So for the forseeable future, I will have a drawing on the last Friday of the month.  The prize?  A $100 gift card to basically any home products store of your choosing.  Hey…if I can purchase the gift card online and send it to you, then it’s fair game!  You like West Elm?  No problem!  Home Depot?  Absolutely!  Just as long as it’s some sort of home products store, and I can purchase it and send it online.

Sound good?

So how do you enter?  All you have to do is comment!  Each time you comment on a blog post, you’ll be entered for the drawing.

Now let me clarify…if you comment twelve times on one single blog post, you’ll still only be entered once.  Got it?  One entry per blog post.

And because I know that some of you have a hard time commenting on the blog, you can also be entered for commenting on the blog post post on the A2D Facebook page.  Still, one entry per blog post, but you can comment either here on the blog or on the A2D Facebook page…your choice.

That’s easy enough, right?! 

And then on the last Friday of the month, I’ll draw a name to see who the winner is!  Now because we’re already into the month of February, and I’m announcing this a bit late, I’m going to make this retroactive to February 1st.  So all of you who have commented on a post this month…either here on the blog or on the A2D Facebook page…are already entered for the drawing this month!  Yay!!

Oh, I hope I haven’t made this too complicated.  I tend to over explain, and then I ramble, and then it just gets confusing.  Let me know if you have any questions, okay?  Here’s the “nutshell” version:

  • Frequency of Drawing:  Monthly
  • Date of Drawing:  Last Friday of every month
  • Prize:  $100 gift card to a home products store of the winner’s choosing
  • Number of winners:  One per drawing
  • To Enter Drawing:  Comment on blog post OR on blog post links on A2D Facebook page
  • Number of Entries Per Person:  One per blog post

I hope that covers everything! 

So that’s my little token of appreciation to you.  A big, huge “thank you” to each of you!!  (And a little incentive for you lurkers to come out from the shadows.)  :~D

Psstt…Please, please, please remember that I can’t count anonymous comments!! If you’d like your name to be entered for the drawing, I have to have some way of actually knowing your name. 🙂



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    Monica
    February 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I love your blog! I follow it daily or as often as I can. I especially like when you have the before and after transformations. I've even got my husband hooked on your blog. Take good care of Matt and yourself. Love!

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    Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I think your blog is great! I have gotten so many ideas from you I don't know what to do with them…LOL I didn't post pictures but I did a coffee table redo last fall from you furniture DIY and it turned out fabulous!!! I have had several offers to redo furniture for my friends so I am looking forward to that this spring & summer. We are currently working on some home projects also, (our bathroom is almost finished…yah!!) so winning a $100.00 gift card would be awesome.Thanks again Kristi for all you creativity! I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

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    Ellen
    February 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    So fun! We could so use a $100 gift card to just about anywhere… (I'd probably spring for a home decor store while my husband would push hard for Home Depot…)

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    Cassandra
    February 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    LOVE your blog, Kristi. It's a daily must for me to check in and keep tabs on your creative juices. Thank you for all you've done to help me make my home beautiful 🙂

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    Lauren G.
    February 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I was so happy when I found this blog! So many great ideas!

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    Sindy
    February 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    The Lord is so GOOD–not only has He provided for & blessed you and Matt, but somehow that blessing has poured out to people like me through your blog doin's. I read ya everyday, love your creativity, and your spunky Mom :)! I have gotten so many ideas and encouragement from you, especially on those try, try again type projects! A fantabulous GIVEAWAY, too–yay!! How can anyone not comment?!:)
    Blessings,
    Sindy

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    Julie
    February 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I agree with Sindy! I'm pretty new to your blog, but I am enjoying it!!! I am slowly working my way through your older posts! As soon as the weather warms up I WILL be painting my kitchen cabinets a similar color to yours! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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    livvie365
    February 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Great idea… I read you almost every day and when I don't, I do catch up and don't miss a thing. But I am a shadow lurker, so here I am, out of the shadows to be included in the drawing! Thanks for what you (we) do, I love it!

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    Leigh
    February 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Kristi, you are too sweet! Getting tips on making all kinds of great stuff feels like a prize in itself. Your blog is one of the few that I visit every.single.day. Twice even! Congrats on your success!!!

    PS I made a mirror for my kids bathroom like the one you made for J & A's bathroom and it turned out awesome thanks to your tute:o)

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Christy
    February 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Your posts are such an inspiration. I love to see the new projects you take on. 🙂

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    Susanna
    February 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I am constantly amazed at the beautiful transformations you put together. Thank YOU for sharing your work and inspiring all of us every day!

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    eorban
    February 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing that encouragement-our God is faithful!

    Edwina

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    Paige
    February 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I follow your blog every day, but I haven't been a faithful commenter. This is quite the incentive to start commenting more!

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    EJ180
    February 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    God has his way of helping those who need help and have faith. May he continue to bless you and your family.

    I really enjoy reading your posts and getting ideas from here. Keep up the great posts!

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    Kristi
    February 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    You obviously are a very good person. Not because you are giving a gift every month (hehe) but because I am sure you could easily find ways to use that money for yourself every month but you would rather give to others.
    You thank us for visiting you here, we thank you for saving us money in our quest to improve our homes. My husband thanks you!! LOL

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Laurie
    February 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Kristi- That is so awesome. Your site is definitely one I make sure to read. Love what you do.

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    ~*~Felicia~*~
    February 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    If I could like this times a million, I totally would! You already know about my little obsession with your blog!! 🙂

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    Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I love you detailed you get on your blog. Such great information sharing. Thanks. Keep it up please.

    Stephanie M.
    Ohio

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    Maya's Musings
    February 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    YAY! I would love to win!

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    Stef
    February 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Kristi,

    Your blog was the start of what has definitely become a home decor blog addiction. I love your style!

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    Bella
    February 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Well, what a lovely way to welcome a new reader to your blog. How exciting, I just want to go comment on every post now, lol.

    I found you through a purple egg carton light pendant, and it linked back to your site. YAY!!!

    I am totally thrilled I found a great place to get awesome decorating ideas, and look forward to seeing many more.

    I am your newest follower, and am happy to get to know ya girl.

    Come visit me anytime!!!
    Bella Before and After

    Hugs,

    Bella 🙂

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Debi
    February 12, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Maya Angelou offers, "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." I think you hit the jackpot with this blog, Kristi! 😉

    Your success is no doubt attributable to your passion for the subject matter and the care with which you share it. Thanks very much for that… and for your new monthly contest, too!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Nikole
    February 12, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Your blog has made me addicted to it! I am a hobby cake decorator that has rediscovered my love for decorating on a budget and I owe that to finding your blog!! Thank you Kristi!!

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    Stephanie
    February 12, 2011 at 4:17 am

    I just wanted to say how sweet this is of you to do. Your blog is always so fun and informative to read, so I THANK you for taking the time to make it that way!

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    kelsey
    February 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I've been reading your blog for a long time now. I ran across it a few months back and you have the greatest ideas. And the cheapest ideas 🙂 It blows my mind sometimes, how you manage to come up with them. I like the way you think. Anyways, I'm usually not a commenter, but I thought this would be an appropriate time to comment 🙂 Love they drawing!! And your blog!!

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    Yara
    February 13, 2011 at 2:42 am

    How exciting! I have been reading this blog for a while but I rarely comment. What a fun way to get us to come out of anonymity.

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    illinois health insurance
    February 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    decorating is an art, and i am zero in it:(

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    thimblecottage
    February 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Kristi YOu are an inspiration to us all God Bless!! Mary [email protected]

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    Sarah
    February 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Your blog is the first thing I check in my Google Reader. Although I'm an obsessive reader, I also rarely comment – looks like I'll have to start. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. You are truly inspiring.

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    The O's
    February 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I love your blog too! I am one of those "lurkers" that needs to come out of the shadows! =) I googled something one day (can't even remember what it was) and came across your blog and I've been hooked! I'm now a follower! =)

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    courteneykay
    February 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    this is awesome! I love your blog!

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    Anne
    February 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I found you through "Inspired Room" and I am so glad I did! I firmly believe that your honesty helps your readers– including this one! Thanks for your inspiration!

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    Boring Wife
    February 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    My mom sent me a link to your blog and I love it! I'm currently browsing through and finding lots of inspriation!

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    grammy and papi
    February 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    LOVE your blog, I'm a new follower and I expect to find LOTS of inspiration here.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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    Rookie Bebe
    February 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I <3 your blog. Came here through Mod Podge Rocks. I've subscribed through my feedemon reader so I don't miss a post.

    Lindsey
    [email protected]

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    חמוטל לורנס
    February 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Great blog, added it to my reader! thanks!

    [email protected]

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    Jeff and Erin
    March 1, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I just found your blog and I'm super excited to do some major browsing!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Momma Peach @ Yankee and Peach
    March 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I just found your blog and I'm now a follower! I have really enjoyed your B&A pictures… such great inspiration!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Christina
    March 5, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Hello, I came across your blog thru Tip Junkie…low budget bathroom before & after. LOVE IT! I am always looking for ways to redecorate without spending a fortune, preferrably not any to very little money. Plus, I love that you credit this blog and all its success to Christ. Wonderful, would love to link up with you but not sure how all this works?? I am new to this "blogging stuff". Feel free to check out my new blog at: frombirdiesnest.blogspot.com Would love to know what you think and how I might be able to improve and get my name/blog "out there". I too am trying to make ends meet and want to monetize my blog, just not sure where to begin. Advice would be sweet! Great job on your blog…keep on decorating, on a tight budget! Christina

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    SandyinDenver
    March 5, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Wow..just found your site through Tip Junkie…that bathroom transformation is AMAZING! I'm now a fan! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Melissa
    March 6, 2011 at 2:53 am

    After seeing some of the things you made or redecorated on your blog, I'm ready to win a $100 gift card to get started…lol

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    RosieFace
    March 6, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Not sure how I found you, but SO glad I did!! I've been in a black and white rut so your talent and creativity is exactly what I need.

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Anonymous
    March 6, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Awesome blog filled with inspiration!
    [email protected]

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    PJ
    March 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Just found your blog recently and I'm already addicted! Love what you're doing here, keep up the great work!!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Rebecca gray
    March 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I love your decoupage video. I have struggled for YEARS with trying to get the wrinkles out of paper to wood Mod Podge projects! I finally gave up until I found your site. Thanks so much,
    Rebecca Gray

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    NumberMonkey
    March 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you so much. You are such a kind and generous lady. We have been through some hard times too and I just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated! A simple decorating blog seems like such a small thing to a lot of people but just the connection through creativity and the love of home is worth the world at times so thank you again.

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    T N
    March 27, 2011 at 2:15 am

    I found your blog when looking for ideas for decorating from a different blog. I love your ideas. I'm scanning through the blog for inspiration.

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Alison's Rugs
    March 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I have just discovered this site and am already addicted. I moved into my house 2 years ago and I do not believe anything had been touched in 30 years! Needless to say, I have some work cut out for me, but am on a tight budget. I have already gotten many ideas here so thanks!

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    Jennifer
    April 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Wow, that's incredibly generous! So glad I stumbled upon your blog. I'm a new follower too. 🙂
    Jennifer
    http://alwaysinwonder.com

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    Terri
    April 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I'm a recent follower, but I've quickly become addicted! I check 3 or 4 times a day to see if you have a new post or to search through the archives. You have a wonderful gift for creating and decorating, and I'm thankful you are willing to share that with us. I'm finding my courage to say, "I know I can". Last week, I found 3 lamps and some pitchers at a garage sale, and thanks to this site, I'm planning their redo with paint. I also think at least one room at my house will have a board and batten treatment. And, I'm getting inspiration for the rest of the house here.

    I found you through The Lettered Cottage, when she mentioned your blog regarding how to finish a wood countertop. I found The Lettered Cottage through The Pioneer Woman.

    Regardless of how I got here or if I do or don't win a drawing, I'm sure glad I found you! Please know you are appreciated and we look forward to each new post.

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    Anonymous
    April 10, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Loved the title of your blog cuz I'm addicted too!!!! I have so many projects for my house in my head that I could really use a $100 gift card!!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    T N
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I found your blog when looking for ideas for decorating from a different blog. I love your ideas. I'm scanning through the blog for inspiration.

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    RosieFace
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Not sure how I found you, but SO glad I did!! I've been in a black and white rut so your talent and creativity is exactly what I need.

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Rebecca gray
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I love your decoupage video. I have struggled for YEARS with trying to get the wrinkles out of paper to wood Mod Podge projects! I finally gave up until I found your site. Thanks so much,
    Rebecca Gray

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    SandyinDenver
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Wow..just found your site through Tip Junkie…that bathroom transformation is AMAZING! I'm now a fan! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Christina
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Hello, I came across your blog thru Tip Junkie…low budget bathroom before & after. LOVE IT! I am always looking for ways to redecorate without spending a fortune, preferrably not any to very little money. Plus, I love that you credit this blog and all its success to Christ. Wonderful, would love to link up with you but not sure how all this works?? I am new to this "blogging stuff". Feel free to check out my new blog at: frombirdiesnest.blogspot.com Would love to know what you think and how I might be able to improve and get my name/blog "out there". I too am trying to make ends meet and want to monetize my blog, just not sure where to begin. Advice would be sweet! Great job on your blog…keep on decorating, on a tight budget! Christina

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Jeff and Erin
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I just found your blog and I'm super excited to do some major browsing!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    חמוטל לורנס
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Great blog, added it to my reader! thanks!

    [email protected]

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    grammy and papi
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    LOVE your blog, I'm a new follower and I expect to find LOTS of inspiration here.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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    illinois health insurance
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    decorating is an art, and i am zero in it:(

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Nikole
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Your blog has made me addicted to it! I am a hobby cake decorator that has rediscovered my love for decorating on a budget and I owe that to finding your blog!! Thank you Kristi!!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Stef
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Kristi,

    Your blog was the start of what has definitely become a home decor blog addiction. I love your style!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Maya's Musings
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    YAY! I would love to win!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Lauren G.
    April 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I was so happy when I found this blog! So many great ideas!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Terri Roberts
    April 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I've definitely become addicted 2 your blog! I check it 2 or 3 times a day (sometimes you post more than once!). It has inspired me to look beyond the "box" I usually put things in, and explore a creative side I usually ignore.

    You are a very talented decorator and have a great gift… and I'm so happy you have decided to share it with us. Love, love, LOVE your blog!

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    Karenpherrick
    April 22, 2011 at 12:51 am

    This is the best site I have found to help me make my tufted headboard and believe me I think I have searched them all. What a excellent way to spend the weekend.

    Thanks,
    Karen

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    Joan
    April 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you, Kristi, for being so generous. All your kindnesses will come back to you 10 fold!!

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Vivienne @ The V Spot
    May 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I love your blog and am so glad you have a linky party here. Amazing inspiration everywhere I look over here. 🙂

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    Lorraine
    May 10, 2011 at 2:15 am

    OMG! I just found you. I'll never lose you because I'm already addicted. I
    soooooooooooo love trying new decorating ideas with nice bold colors. Think Lime green and aqua.
    Lorraine

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    LizN98
    May 27, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I'm a closet addict (and addicted to organizing closets!).  Thanks for your blog 🙂

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    Home Products Products
    May 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Such a wonderful post…thanks for Share…
    i have grate ideas about home products which you needs in your daily life…

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    Colleen
    June 14, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Hi! I love, love, LOVE your blog! I'm currently inching up towards making a new upholstered headboard, and your step-by-step pics make it seem do-able!! Will send pics once it's complete!!

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