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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year Blog Hop 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

When I think about the holiday season, I get excited.  Now that I have a daughter of my own, the holidays take on a whole new meaning.  I mean, sure, that year my entire family received acid washed denim outfits (head to toe, all of 4 us) from my grandmother was a real doozie (and NO, there are no pictures!).  But nothing beats the joy in a child's eyes when she sees that indeed, Santa did not forget about her.  My daughter has been very lucky to have so many people that love and adore her.  This Christmas she is 3 and a half, and she got a brand new play kitchen, and a leap pad.  And I tell you what, as a single mom, those toys have really saved my sanity already! Of course, who knows now when I will ever get to stop eating pretend plastic food!  Who could ask for more? 

There are some really great prizes in this hop!  But its only a ONE DAY HOP so you better hurry up and enter all of the giveaways right this moment!

First, at Fictional Candy you have the chance to win 1 $10 usd Gift Card from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, OR $10 in books from The Book Depository.  That means this is an international giveaway!

But wait!!!

There are also TWO more prizes!  These will be notified by Carrie Ann Ryan, who was so wonderful in organizing this hop and gathering donations!

1st Grand Prize: Kindle Fire
2nd Prize (to a second winner):$80 Amazon GC

Oh yeah, you heard me right.  A Kindle Fire!!!!  

So Good luck to everyone! Make sure you visit all of the other websites on this hop.  Last I saw there were over 60!!

To Enter (both Fictional Candy and Grand/Second Prize Entries):  Comment below with your email address.   You don't have to be a follower of Fictional Candy to enter my giveaway, but it sure would be nice!

Fictional Candy Contest is open internationally to people age 13 and over, as long as you can receive a gift card by email from Amazon, B&N, or if the Book Depository ships to you.  Contest ends at 11:59pm 1-4-12.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize after being contacted via email, or another winner will be chosen.


  1. kimba88 on GFC and NWB..great giveaway thanks so much!

  2. thanks you for this great giveaway

    i follow via GFC miki ( or isabelle frisch sorry not sure which one)


  3. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    GFC follower - Sherry S.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  4. Thanks for participating. Kids always make the holidays more worth celebrating. I love their excitement.
    GFC Anne38

  5. awesome giveaway!!! Dprissypunk(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Great memories, thanks for sharing.
    linze_e at

  7. Thanks for the blog hop giveaway! The prizes sound great!

    hsstonewriting (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Megan G.

  9. Well, look on the bright side, at least the plastic food doesn't go straight to your hips ;) LOL! richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

  10. Happy new year!

    mihoxli at gmail dot com

  11. thank you for the awesome giveaway ^^

    witchvela at web dot de

  12. Awesome of you to participate in the Blog Hop, finding lots of great authors to follow or add to my TBR list :)


  13. Thanks for the great giveaway. Have a fabulous 2012.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  14. Any new year spent with family or friends is the best. ones without resolutions are just cake.
    wocaworld @

  15. Thanks for the chance to win!! Happy new year!

  16. Thanks for the great giveaway!! I'm already a follower via GC Missy. By the way, you're going to be eating that plastic food for quite a while, years probably:) Good luck with that! I can honestly say that's one thing I don't miss after having to do it with most of my children!

  17. Just me and my hubby this year, snuggled on the couch watching a movie.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  18. I'm following you as mikki-mano :)

    I usually have great time at new year's eve, and I remember of my best one: it was when I stayed up with my first boyfriend who kissed my for the very first time at midnight :) It's a nice memory :)

    Happy new year!

  19. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    Enjoy that "plastic food" but treasure your daughter! :)

    May God bless,
    Trisha Wilson

  20. Family are what makes any holiday special for me. This year I spent NYE with my sister and 2 of her kids, watching a zombie marathon. Not exciting but definitely fun.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  21. Wishing you a prosperous, happy New Year!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Oh, I miss those days when my kids cared enough to give me plastic food to eat! Now they could care less if I've eaten..they just hold out their hands for money, LOL!

    Thank you so much for participating in this hop and for the giveaway op!

    Happy New Year!

    Gena Robertson

  23. I usually have a low key NYE. I'm not a partier. I like to dress up though. Hanging out with friends is my usual NYE

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  24. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Well my birthdays New Years eve so I could tell tons of stories from that! LOL But one of my most memorable would probably have to be last year just for how funny it was. My friend was 9months pregnant. Due any time and she decided that she wanted to play 'Just Dance' on my wii. So she seriously got into it. It was insane watching her dance with her big belly. I have it on video. Probably the funniest thing I've ever seen. :) Thanks!
    follow on twitter- @VampedChik
    and follow blog under VampedChik

  25. I know what you mean. Holidays are so much different once you have kids!! :) This year friends of ours had a kid-friendly NYE celebration. I was proud to say my kids (8 & almost 4) made it to midnight without exhaustion claiming them! They tooted horns and wore silly hats and glasses as we counted down. They didn't want to leave the party or go to bed! LOL!

    haefner919 at yahoo dot com

  26. One of my fav New Year’s Eve was when I was in the Navy and me and my roommates invited about 100 people over and they all showed up and brought more guests. It was everything you can imagine it would of having that many sailors in one place. It wasn’t much longer after many of us shipped out to Iraq.
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  27. Thanks so much for this hop! I don't have any good memories...I don't like celebrating NY because it makes me feel anxious, so I just have dinner with friends and we play something till morning!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  28. It's good to know who you are and to celebrate the way you want. Having kids does change things.

    Have a Happy New Year!

  29. Celebrating New Years always means family to me. We all get together to watch movies, play games eat and drink.


  30. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway! I just spend new years watching tv shows.

  31. Happy New year! Thanks for the Hop!
    snulfers at hotmail dot com

  32. thank you so much for being part of this giveaway!!!

    yankeedragon4 at gmail dotcom

  33. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    GFC Follower: Catherine


  34. This new years was my favorite. My family stayed home and watched movies. We had tons of fun! We ate snacks and toasted the new year. It was great! Thank you for sharing! Happy new year!

  35. GFC-Gloria
    I like to hang at home with the family playing cards. Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

  36. I love blog hops. Thanks for the chance.

  37. Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Happy New Year!

  38. Thank you for the hop :)


  39. Thanks for the fun blog hop and great giveaway!
    Happy New year too you!

  40. My mom would make shirley temples and snacks for new years eve celebration- loved it!


  41. Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. This is a fun bog hop and such great prizes!
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

  43. This has been fun! Fam and food on new years! What could be better!
    Toonsgirl1 @

  44. Happy New Year
    Thanks for the great giveaway

  45. Oh wow. Great prizes. This is very, very nice. Thanks.

  46. My favorite NYE memory is the one I spend with my now husband. We went out with my best friend and her (then) husband. It was horrible. They fought the whole night but at one point during all that craziness he leaned over and told me that he loved me.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  47. Good luck and happy new year. You should be proud of yourself for.taking care of your daughter by yourself. I know how hard it must be. If you ever need someone to talk to. Feel free to write to me.Sincerely, Arthur...

  48. My mother and I stay home and watch movies while the neighbors go crazy popping firecrackers.


  49. Thanks for the giveaway and have a Happy New Year!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  50. We usually spend the evening inside with family and friends, lots of good eats...playing cards (poker) and listening to music until the ball's about to drop. Then the wine is poured, toasts made, kisses shared...and then the party usually continues for a little while longer. Those that drank a little too much, or came without a designated driver snuggle in for the night...that's just how we play. Better safe than sorry. :) Happy 2012!

    GFC follower - Barbara

  51. My favorite New Year's memory is when I was around 7 year's old and my best friend and I stayed up through the New Year all the way up until around 4am. We were the happiest 7 year old's ever! Our parents were too wasted to even notice! lol

  52. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

  53. *smiles* sweet story!


  54. we usually go to my inlaws and have chinese food and watch movies.

  55. Sorry too quick on the publish key.....

  56. aww wthats so adorable tahts a fun age and ur right the play kitchens r a sanity saver my neices have one and constantly feed me plastic food but these r the time to have funand enjoy every moment they really do grow up too fast

    im anew follower and ty for the chance


  57. My favorite new years was when I had a fun and crazy party with friends last year, the champagne was literally flowing everywhere since one of my friends tried to make a champagne fountain but it turned into a river instead!


  58. Have a Happy New Year. I love playing cards with friends and drinking Irish coffees after midnight

  59. Thanks for this wonderful blog hop and giveaways.


  60. Thank you for this giveaway! Hope you and yours have a wonderful and safe new year!

  61. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope you have a geat New Year :)
    GFC: Jewel
    jewel4jay at hotmail dot com

  62. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

  63. My best NYE - We had a party for our friends and family. We could see the high school fireworks from our backyard. We all had a great time being together. Almost all the food was gone and the drinks...well there weren't any Those who needed to spend the night found a piece of floor and blankets and we had breakfast the next morning...some not so much LOL

    Great Blog Hop. Hope you will blog at KP sometime.

    Mary Keith

  64. Great to have participated in the blog hop. All the best for 2012.

  65. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway.
    my favorite memory is the year my husband asked me to marry him.

    tammy ramey

  66. Wow there are just too many to get to in one day. I have got to learn to speed read.

    Pamela Jo

  67. My family parties at home with lots of good food and we watch the ball drop in Times Square.

    Thank you for the wonderful contest.

    I hope you have a very prosperous New Year.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com