Monday, June 29, 2009

summer travel give-away


Where will this little owl fly to? Stuffed with local wool and lavender and backed with matching Amy Butler fabric, this little HOOT fits perfectly in the the travel pillow pocket. Tell me where you would go if you could travel anywhere in the the world RIGHT NOW! Your wish will enter you in the give-away for this pillow that is the perfect travel companion/accessory... for any age really! I'll close comments on Thursday at 5 pm( EST) and announce the winner on Friday 7/3. I'll send this pillow anywhere in the world!

Just to get us rolling, I'll start us off:
If I could go anywhere in the world RIGHT NOW, I'd be in Hawaii with my little sister and my nieces. It's sooo far and so much$ $, that I don't know when I'll be seeing them again. This is my constant heartache. I'm wishing I could fit into a little parcel and sneak off in the mail for a weekend! Sooo, where would you go!!?

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199 comments:

  1. I would go to Vancouver Island to visit dear friends. I would visit familiar places and bask in familiar faces... I would drink some GREAT coffee, and go to the Saturday farmer's market.... I would take my BEAUTIFUL travel pillow with us for the ferry ride, on which my daughter could lay down her sweet head as she travelled toward the land of her birth.

    We would look for owls out the window, and great sea birds too. And orcas and dolphins and sea lions. Oh, to be there now!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Maya!

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  2. I would go to the Nantahala River with my family and camp for the weekend.

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  3. Italy! HANDS DOWN! Just my husband and I on the honeymoon we never took....just being tourists and eating lots of good food, drinking good wine and seeing all here is to see!
    ~Heather

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  4. I would go to Japan, the last year or so I have seen and heard so many lovely things from Japan, I would love to go there and explore the countryside andthe traditional culture and craft and go to Tokyo and see all the great design/craft and zakka stores and of course visit Miho a friend I met through blogging ;-))

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  5. Ahhh, I would love to go anywhere new, but especially Bucharest, Romania. I would love to visit the youth shelters that my charity helps support, and meet with the children.
    I would also love to see the Romanian countryside where technology has not yet taken hold, and horse & buggy are still a primary mode of transportation.

    What a different world, for sure :)

    heidig@gmail.com

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  6. Anywhere in the world, I would choose Costa Rica. But today, I'll settle for a bathroom with a locking door.

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  7. Utah, to see my best friend and get crafty with her. As it is, we just email and try to scheme our way into a reunion. It's just so hard with kids to find the way to do it.

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  8. My favorite vacation spot is Destin, FL. I love the white sandy beaches. I'd love to go with just my husband and kids. We've gone several times with my in laws (and that is fun), but can't afford to go all by ourselves...but it would be so lovely.

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  9. Id pack up my family and go to Egypt. I've always wanted to be able to go there.

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  10. I'd love for my guys and I to go spend some time in a cottage in the England countryside - they could go traipsing about and I could read and stitch. Ah, bliss!! (Of course, we'd have to take our dogs with us [g].)

    wrenandstitchy [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. i would be in sw colorado with our dear friends. i would take my daughter to the place of her birth, a land which she only knows stories of but can not remember herself. we would play in the river and visit the mountains. and both of my kids would rest their sweet heads on these awesome travel pillows that this mom can't wait to make!! thanks so much for sharing and for the adorable giveaway! ;)

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  12. Hmm...today I'll pick Barcelona, Spain. It's on the places I need to visit list and seems to perfectly fit my mood right now. Great architecture, food, and siestas!

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  13. Ah! Travel! I think I would visit Italy with my family.

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  14. if i could go anywhere in the world right now i'd want to go to SPAIN with my boyfriend. we've NEVER been on a vacation together and neither of us have ever left the country and it would be so fantastic to just lounge around on the beach and rest and drink a lot of wine and eat a lot of food and take a lot of pretty pictures and make a lot of beautiful memories :) and the weather's beautiful in valencia this week!

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  15. I would take a trip to Avondale, AZ. My wonderful in-law's just moved there and they haven't had a chance to meet our newest member of our family, Mia. I'd really love for them to see her while she's still tiny. =)

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  16. If I could go anywhere I would take a road trip around the country with my hubby and kids. Of course, we'd need a bigger vehicle. And some money, but it would be cool to see national parks and forests and beaches and prairies and cities.... yep a road trip sounds good right now.

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  17. The Sawtooth mountains. Oh, I'm yearning for the mountains...

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  18. Oh I do have a soft spot for owls!

    I would be in my childhood home in Alaska in a heartbeat if I could. Not that being in Seattle is all that far away...but June in Alaska is to die for. The nights last 'til morning, the sun is exactly the perfect temperature, and the water of Kachemak Bay reflects your soul. Ok, I may be waxing just a little poetic, but I do miss my sweet hamlet by the sea.

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  19. Hi Maya. What a cute little owl!

    If I could go anywhere, I would return with my husband to our honeymoon location. Hotelito Desconocido (www.hotelito.com).

    Nine year, two kids and a cross country move later, we sure could use a little get away! LOL!

    Thanks for the reminder to dream a little.

    Rita

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  20. I'd love to take my kids to see their grandpa and grandma in Japan! We miss them so much!!
    -Sora-

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  21. I am doing lots of traveling this summer for my art classes and also to visit family. This pillow would be ideal to relax with as I fly and drive across the U.S.!
    IF I could go anywhere right now, it would be New York City with enough money to celebrate my husband's upcoming 50th birthday and to buy him lots of his favorite books that he is wishing for!! He could also visit his family in upstate NY while we were there.

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  22. Right now I wish I could vamoose to Minneapolis to visit my friend Christine. We met when we were both living in Japan, but haven't seen each other in nearly a year. It would be ever so lovely to chat and laugh with her again soon. Of course we'd have to find a place to sing karaoke, just for old times' sake.

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  23. Maine! Somehow, its seams to me like one of the most beautiful places on Earth...:)

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  24. Sweden. My best friend moved there (her home) last summer. I want to see her and visit her homeland.

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  25. for now Portland, at the end of July, Alaska, and August Chicago, and then of course Portland, and then September the UK. Your little peep would see the world with me!

    ps. You won American Idle in my dream last night.

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  26. I would go to the Oregon Coast. I can't get enough of the ocean, the coastline, the beaches and all the great creativity, shops and artists. I could use that pillow to sleep while my hubby drives..haha.

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  27. I want to take my little one to Disneyland. Everyone tells me he is too little and won't remember it. That's probably true. But I would remember it. It is always a new adventure seeing the world through his eyes.

    -Amy
    (Crafting by Candlelight)

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  28. I would go to Southeast Michigan, where my parents and 9 of my 10 siblings and their respective spouses and my nieces and nephews live. We haven't seen them since we moved to Florida on January 1st and it makes my heart hurt to see my little girls growing up without all the loving eyes watching them that they were used to before.

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  29. If i could go anywhere right now, it would be Maui with my husband. But i would settle for anywhere with a pretty beach

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  30. New Zealand has always been a dream... But I might also take the opportunity to fly to visit my hubby's darling Grandma (95-years-old), who is right now visiting her sister (101!) in their native Poland.

    Thanks for putting up the travel pillow tutorial, and also for this great giveaway.

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  31. Iowa to visit my grandparents. Time feels like it's quickly dwindling and I live so far away. I would like my kids to have some more time with them, maybe enough to keep a memory or two tucked away.

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  32. I would travel to Thailand - beaches, elephants, food and jungles! I want it all. -Sarah

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  33. Well, I suppose I should say back home to visit my family in New Zealand. But really, I think right now, on this rainy Monday afternoon I would happily return to Thailand to sit on a beach and sip a fresh coconut shake. Bliss...

    Love that tutorial below, such a wonderful idea!

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  34. Oh, to go home and visit my aging mom and aunts in Switzerland together with Huxley my five year old son and my soon to be legal husband (we're getting married on Saturday, but have already been together for eight years), saddly nobody from Switzerland can make the wedding, so going there would just rock! Then on to Brussels to see my best friend, and of course Paris and Florence and Rome and back to Venice and hey... would we have to come back? Okay, since all that doesn't work... the pillow would also be lovely to drive around town and have Huxley snuggle with it...

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  35. My dad still lives in Hawaii and I would love to take the kids back to see him...

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  36. I would go to Chicago to see my parents and have some deep dish pizza!

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  37. I'd go to THE SOUTH of FRANCE to visit with Corey Amaro of the blog Tongue In Cheek (http://willows95988.typepad.com/) and go shopping at the brocante, go antiquing, visit Annie and the bakeries and FINALLY get to see her remodeled kitchen and, and, and.... That lavender filled little owl would help me sleep on the plane there and back!

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  38. I'd just like to go back to northern California- Sonoma Co - haven't been there since we moved back east 23 years ago.

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  39. Oops - got distracted and forgot to say how cute the pillow and owl are!! I would probably put lavender in the pocket also - since I am making up lavender wands and sachets!!!! :>)

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  40. For me it would be Port Douglas in Northern Queensland Australia. I am craving some sunshine. It would be a welcome break from the bleak and the cold we have been having here in Christchurch

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  41. I would love to go to hawaii and visit my mama. =)

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  42. Naflio Greece, the most serene, beautiful place in the world. And the food is great too!

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  43. I would visit all the beautiful parks and landmarks in our country that I've never seen, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone etc....

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  44. i really want to go to the isle of holbox of cancun...trying to go there for holiday but haven't stashed enough money under the mattress yet :(

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  45. I would go to Ireland. I want to tour that beautiful island, and learn more about my family history. :)

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  46. If I could go anywhere? Wow. I don't know where to begin. England? Scotland? Ireland? Somewhere with less mosquitoes than here (Florida, ick!). If the world were suddenly at peace? Egypt, Tibet, India, Australia.

    Locally? It'd be nice to go to the mountains. See some wildlife, roam in the woods.

    eidolons AT gmail DOT com

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  47. Adorable pillow. If I could go anywhere, I would go to Italy with my children. It's something I've always wanted to do and hope to someday.

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  48. I'd go to Positano, Italy with my family for a couple of weeks. Meet Mom and Dad there, my Aunt and Cousin and his girlfriend, and my sis and her hubby, me and my man. We don't get to see each other often enough and I miss them.

    What a cute pillow :)

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  49. i would go to a national park with my family. so we could see something new together. lovely pillow and owl!!!

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  50. So fun — If I could go anywhere ... it'd be Europe with my hubby. We've both been, but not together. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. Barbados would be my destination to see my cousin Jon.

    Hooked up with him at his sisters wedding last year after not seeing him 4 yonks and he invited me over, can't afford it tho!

    I can dream!!!

    T xxx

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  52. I've been lucky to do quite a bit of traveling at this point in my life...my next big trip is this fall when I'm going to Cairo, Egypt. My husband is going to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build and I'm going to meet him there after the build for a few days of sight seeing. We were able to use airline points to cover the trip, so I am going to fly business class!!! That will be a first for me, I can't wait! I know what you mean about Hawaii, I love it there, we're lucky on the west coast, it's not too far and there are frequently good deals to get there. We were married on Oahu two summers ago. Okay, okay, can you tell that I could talk about traveling for a long time?! It's one of my favorite parts of life. To answer your question, if I could go anywhere right now, it would be Cinque Terre in Italy - five villages on the Italian Riviera. There are terraced vinyards and beautifully colored buildings set into the cliffs - beautiful. Not to mention that the people are warm and the food is fabulous! I still have a bottle of wine from my last visit there, I may have to pop that cork this afternoon! Cheers!

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  54. Truro on Cape Cod! Even if the weather is making the beaches wash away it's where I want to be more than anywhere! And my newborn son hasn't seen the ocean yet!

    (sorry about that deleted comment...that was me :)

    rachel

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  55. I would hike the Pacific Crest trail with my husband! We are already planning on doing this when I graduate from nursing school, but I just can't wait! Also Greece...I have always wanted to go to Greece.

    Holly

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  56. I would visit my family in the Catskill mountains of Upstate New York.

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  57. mmm I'm really like to repeat the last trip, Salta & Jujuy in the North of Argentine!!! Absolutely fantastic!! The culture, the people, the mountains, the food, everything!!
    :)

    Thanks for this opportunity!!!
    (^v^)

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  58. I can't believe you posted this owl -- during a work break today I was peeking around the web looking for cute softies to put in the travel pillows I'm planning to make. I love the owl you made!

    If I could travel anywhere, I think I would go (of all places) to Des Moines, Iowa, where two of my favorite people are finally getting married now that gay marriage is legal in the state!

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  59. What a fun giveaway! I would LOVE to go to Ireland. We are planning a staycation this year...just not enough money to go anywhere.

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  60. Anywhere sunny and warm (as I listen to another rain filled day!)

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  61. I would take warm clothes, my husband and 2 year old and snuggle up in a beach house in the Coromandel, NZ in front of the fire, with (hopefully) the sound of the waves crashing on the beach below us. I wouldn't hop on a plane, as really long for quiet family time right now - and car trips are always surprisingly fun!

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  62. Yeah, I have to say that sunny and warm spots are at the top of my list during this rainy New England June. I think a beach in the Yucatan sounds about right....

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  63. I would definitely go to Italy. I would like to walk through a little town called Orvieto and drink wine all day.

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  64. Austria! I want to go there so much. Great giveaway :)

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  65. I'd go see my family in Europe.

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  66. I would fly off to the Canary Islands to visit with my friend of 30 years, who I haven't seen in over 10 years. I miss her so!!

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  67. Oh this is soooooo easy!
    Japan, Japan, JAPAN!
    We're all a little homesick right now & to be able to go back would be just amazing! XXxx

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  68. this cute little owl and i would tuck ourselves into this travel pillow pocket and head straight to tuscany....via paris! :)

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  69. I would go camping with my family up in the White Mountains of NH. We love to get away from the everyday life and head to where we can hike, bike, read stories together, laugh, and eat by the campfire.

    cathy at trahans dot net

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  70. If I could go anywhere right now, I would go to Italy to visit my family. I haven't seen them in a while since tickets to Europe are soooo expensive and it's hard to get time off of work right now... One can dream, eh?

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  71. I would go to WA state to spend time with my brother and his family. We don't get to see them but once every few years and I'm afraid that before I know it, both his girls and mine will be grown up before they really get to know each other. :(

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  72. It's cheating but TOKYO! I'll be there in 5 weeks. My second choice is Austin to see my family.

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  73. I've always wanted to go to Trinidad... but really my major requirement would be to go to somewhere that had free massages and delicious healthy food and uninterrupted time to read and gaze out over nature...

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  74. European country side - Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, England etc. It almost doesn't matter. To be in the quiet beauty of a foreign place that still isn't too far from excitement of discovering new cities.

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  75. where to go...... i think i would love to go to london england with my hubby see buckham palace and the tower london and go have some old fasion fish and chips

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  76. If I could go anywhere, I'd go to Chiang Mai, Thailand to the elephant sanctuary. I have wanted to go since I saw the video of the painting elephants. Here's the link to the video. They are amazing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7Ge7Sogrk

    Thanks!
    Hayley Williamson

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  77. Really, I'd be up for going almost anywhere. Love to travel and explore, but haven't done it in recent years. Perhaps New Zealand.

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  78. i would love to go to japan to visit studio ghibli, where hiyao miyazaki made the movie, 'my neighbot totoro' along with many other wonderful animes, to buy lots of cute japanese fabric, and eat authentic japanese cuisine!

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  79. I think we would head to Cairo to visit our friends who moved back last year. I've been to Egypt and would love to take dh and the kids.

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  80. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for cute little owls. He is very sweet.

    Love your travel pillow. I might need to make two for my guys.

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  81. I would go to Paris. And eat yummy French pastries. All day.

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  82. i really want to go to playa del carmen, méxico...i want go for this summer!!

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  83. In 1999, I traveled to Central Asia, Uzbekistan, specifically, to do humanitarian work in an orphanage. While there, I stayed with a lovely family who had a daughter the same age as I am. We wrote back and forth for many years, and then she got married, and after that, she stopped writing.

    If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go back to Uzbekistan, to the the little village where she lived, and find her or her parents, and make sure that she is okay. I wonder about her every day.

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  84. I would go to Southeast Asia. I would love to see that part of the world & take in the culture.

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  85. If I was on my own or with a friend I'd go to Japan. With my daughter I think I'd pick something more like Disneyworld. I'm a sucker for rides.

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  86. hands down - kona, hawaii. Releaxed and beautiful . . . the best place in the world.

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  87. I wish I was on the coast anywhere between northern cali to southern washington...I miss the beach SOOO much! watching my kids play on beach is the best thing in the world....

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  88. i'd love to get to l.a. our grandma isn't doing very well & we'd like to see her and let her meet our youngest.

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  89. I would head to Acadia Nat'l Park in Maine...My grandmother was raised near there...and it's much cooler than Texas is right now!

    Marianna

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  90. I'm torn between going to CA to see family and some place dreamy like Greece.

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  91. I would be off to Florida to visit family and take my little's to Disney World.

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  92. I'd leave my cubicle on Wall Street and run through your meadow like yours, feeling the earth under my feet and and letting my hands tickle the long fronds of grass. Just like the opening to "Little House on the Prairie!"

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  93. It would have to be California to visit my son who I miss so much. The travel pillow is a lovely idea. Wish I had those years ago when my kids were little. They would have been great for camping.

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  94. I would go to Australia, it has always had an appeal and I would love to travel there with my husband and girls!

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  95. I would go anywhere reminiscent of the Tea Party setting in Disney's Alice in Wonderland. There, I would like to have tea, and invite all the wonderful bloggers who inspire me everyday. After tea, I would use the wonderful pillow to rest my head and dream of the great time I had chatting, laughing and indulging in tea with such great people.

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  96. I would love to visit New Zealand! It's so beautiful !
    I'm also a HUGE Lord of the Rings fan and would love to see where the movies were filmed.
    Maybe one day.....

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  97. I would head to NY to be there with my sister when my new nephew is born. I might not get to meet him until he is a year old. :(

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  98. I would love to go to Thailand to visit the newborn babygirl of a dear friend!

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  99. My wish?

    Suddenly, as if by magic, I'm in Mexico for Day of the Dead celebrations........my children and our friends are there too.....surrounded by colour and hat-wearing skeletons!
    We'd love to go....
    Nicki x
    p.s. That owl is VERY sweet!

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  100. If we were not expecting #2 any day now we might be camping in Yellowstone with my brother and SIL. So if I could be on vacation right now I'd like to be camping in Yellowstone or Yosemite or some other fabulous national/state park or beach.

    We'd be someplace far from the internet and computers (just for a week or so) and enjoy quality family time - long talks and hikes, campfire dinners, and watching the stars. We'd leave meetings, email, housework, yard work, and homework behind.

    After a few nights in our tent we'd enjoy a night or two in a cabin and dinners at a lodge, but we'd still enjoy the darkness and solitude of our private little retreat.

    We'd also enjoy the journey and stop in the small towns' restaurants, and antique, specialty, ice cream and/or candy "shoppes" along the way. We'd take a ton of pictures, enjoy the scenery and stop to see anything that caught our fancy and laugh and sing the entire way.

    Thanks for the virtual journey! Your travel pillow and owl pocket pillow are adorable. Baby would love to have this so if we are fortunate enough to will you can find me at http://vmsb.blogspot.com. Thanks again!

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  101. I wanna go to Hawaii too! I wanna relax in a white beach, with my kid playing around...^^

    I really love your travel pillow, it's a fantastic idea! ^^

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  102. I would (will) be travelling to bed since I have just got back(to Japan) from a trip to Europe and 15 hours flight time plus delays with a three year old is not my idea of fun.

    But if I was fully recovered I would love to go to Mongolia and ride the silk route with hubby and son in tow.

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  103. My feet are like ice,
    My back has a shiver,
    Somewhere that's warm,
    With a beach or a river!

    Christie
    http://childhood101.blogspot.com/
    'Childhood is a journey, not a race'

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  104. To dip my feet in cold sand,
    Is where I would go,
    To my beach with my lovies.

    We love Orange Beach, Alabama. Beautiful, familiar, comforting and breath-taking all wrapped into one.

    Thanks for such a beatufil blog. You inspire me on a daily basis!

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  105. Mostly, I'd like to "not" have to travel to work so I could stay home for even just a day with my daughter. Then, if we had time, We'd be in an airplane to Valatie, New York to visit a friend and explore the mountains and countryside!

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  106. I'd go to Turkmenistan to see my daughter in the Peace Corps. Haven't seen her in almost a year and telephone calls just aren't the same as a real HUG! Peg

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  107. If I could go anywhere right now, I would dash off to Maine to sleep by the ocean and listen to the waves - maybe see some moose! I probably would never want to come home. :)

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  108. The owl is gorgeous!
    I would go to the east coast of America. I would travel from Canada to New York during the summer and stay in Portland, Maine for the winter and enjoy the snow. A long holiday!

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  109. I would love to go home to Minnesota to visit family - plus the summer weather up North is beautiful in the summer.

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  110. My inner adventurer wants to go a million places - Brazil, France, Ireland, the Amalfi Coast...but where I really want to be, right now, is with my family in Illinois. A walk in downtown Chicago and time spent laughing with my clan would set everything right for this woods-dwelling girl.

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  111. OOOOO, I would go to Hawaii too, with my 4 littles. We'd play all day at the beach!

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  112. I would love to go visit my Dad in Kansas right now. I miss him and my husband and daughter too. Kansas in it's self is a fun place to visit!

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  113. If I could go anywhere right now it would be to Prince Edward Island. Ever since I saw Anne of Green Gables on PBS when I was little, I knew that I had to go there someday. It's one of the most beautiful places in the world! I hope that someday my dream will come true! Thanks for the giveaway! I love owls. Kate

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  114. Greece!! It has been a lifelong dream to travel through Greece and explore the Greek Islands. Don't know when, but I plan to get there in my lifetime :):)
    Thanks for the giveaway Maya!

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  115. So many choices!! I think I would take my family to Greece. Maybe even take a Mediterranean cruise!

    The owl is completely lovely.

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  116. right now my husband and i are dreaming of going to italy. to live for a few years. he wants to study sculpture there, but right now it will take us a few years of planning and making things happen. but if i could i would snap my fingers and our little family would be on our way there now!

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  117. That owl is so cute tucked in the travel pillow. I would fly to Texas pick up my family and head to New England for a B & B trip.

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  118. JAPAN! aww there is the H1N1 virus but I still wanna go to Japan.
    LOVE SASHIMI AND KIMONO PRINTS!
    yummy and pretty! :D
    Japan all the way!

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  119. Colorado first to see my other halves, then Latvia to visit my host family

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  120. to new zealand. it's winter down there now.

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  121. If I could go anywhere it would be Belarus. My hubby is a native and my children have never been to see their grandmother. I love the country side & people so much. It's a beautiful place.

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  122. Grand Teton National Park. I only live 5 hours away, but pesky things like jobs and gas prices and stuff keep conspiring to keep us away. But it's my favorite place on earth.

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  123. Right now, right this rainy morning in Sunny Florida....I would fly home to see my family! They live far up in the Northern reaches of Canada...I would fly there to see them. My family has had to face such struggles this year and with being so far away and not having the finances to be able to be there with them has really pained me. My 2 sisters, my nephew, my mother and father...I miss more then anything! Another option would be to fly to Amsterdam. I LOVE the Netherlands and lived over there for a little while, I would love it if my family could meet my husband and I over there and we could have a wonderful time exploring the Dutch country side together!

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  124. beautiful owl!
    I would go to Greece to see the shining blue water, visit with the friendly people, and eat the deliciously fresh food. I haven't been there in 4 years, and I miss it.

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  125. PARIS and be there at least 6 months! Visit all the patisseries, museums, Eiffel, Champs Elysees, taking pastry course at Lenotre... so many things, so little time and MONEY!

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  126. If I could go anywhere, I would rent a villa in Tuscany and spend a month there with my family. I would eat fresh fruits and veggies, lots of pasta, and do tons of walking, and just resting. I long to see Italy someday!

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  127. I would fly down to Corona California to be with my Mom and Aunt who are visiting my cousin right now. Oh how I wanted to sneak into their luggage!

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  128. If I could travel right now, I would go to Japan. I am very inspired by Japanese craft books and textiles, and I would love to see in person how they combine tradition and modernity so well. Instead, I'll only be travelling at Christmas, when I'll go back to Italy to visit friends and family!

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  129. I love your travel pillows!!! And I ♥ Amy Butler! I would go "home" to MN to hang out with my family.

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  130. If I could go anywhere right now I would I would go to Italy! I've never been but it's at the top of my list! Thanks for doing this!

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  131. I would go to Chicago to see my new great niece and hand deliver my mamamade clothes. I would then take my kids downtown and spent the entire day in the Field Musuem. Oh -- and of course I would have pizza for breakfast, lunch AND dinner!!!

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  132. i'd get on a plane and head to south korea. my brother is teaching english there and i haven't seen him in almost a year. i miss him a lot and would love to spend some time with him in the country he's called home for the last 10 months.

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  133. I would be on a beach in Malibu with my sister. We moved away from L.A. a year ago, and being at the beach whenever I want is really the only thing I miss about that place. But I miss it so much. And more than the beach, I miss my sister.

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  134. Spain!!! Of course... this owl is perfect for our hot and siesta hours!!!

    It seems so soft and sweet...

    Love your blog!!!

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  135. I would go to Roskilde, Denmark. And travel in the Viking Ships. Kisses

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  136. I would like to go to Ireland, New Zealand, or Sweden! Hawaii sounds great, too!

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  137. Of course I would go to the US to meet all of you!
    Also, I'd like to be once more in Paris.
    Germany is a good one too.
    And...:
    Ireland
    Greece
    Baltic lands

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  138. I would pack up the kids and go to Scotland! We made a new years resolution to get at least one stamp on our passports this year (even if it's just Canada!) I asked them if we could go anywhere; where would they want to go and of all the places they want to go to Scotland and see if they can see the Loch Ness monster. Funny! So I'd want to fulfill their wish.

    Kyla;)

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  139. I would go back to Ireland immediately. There is a thatched cottage near Galway facing the Atlantic ocean where I want to be with my family, a bag of books, craft and art projects, and warm bread and scones all day.

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  140. oh, i would go to seattle to spend time w/my sister + her family, and i would take my family + my parents w/me. there is nothing like the way cousins just instantly fall into harmonious play no matter how many miles/years are between them! :)

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  141. I would go back to London with my lovely friend Sarah -- we went together as teenagers 11 years ago, and it would be so magical to go back as (semi)adults! Love the owl -- he's so sweet!

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  142. If I could go anywhere in the world right now I would go on a Norwegian cruise. I've been fascinated with the fjords since I did a genealogy report in the 8th grade.

    Thanks for this great giveaway and thank your for the tutorial!

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  143. Hoo Hoot Maya. What a sweet little owl, filled with my favorite things!
    I would go to Costa Rica to visit once again the Caribbean side in the tiny rustic towns where time has no meaning and life is to be enjoyed in the moment.

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  144. I would love to go on an African safari and see a leopard :-)

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  145. 145 comments! i'll never stand a chance. but right now i'd go to the florida keys... where i'm hoping to go at the end of july for a much needed getaway!

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  146. I would love to go to the colorado mountains, or any mountain area really, where my fiance and I could rent a cabin next to a secluded lake, go hoseback riding, kayaking, and take a boat out at sunrise to see the mist over the perfectly still water...ahhh heaven....

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  147. I would go to South Africa. And perhaps, ne'er return.

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  148. I would call up my brother and tell his little family to meet my little family at our parent's house in Minnesota. We would then pack everyone up to head for a cabin in the woods, and on a lake of course, for a relaxing long weekend. The travel pillow would fit right in!

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  149. so many choices....but next on my list is greece! mmmmmmm i can feel it already!

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  150. I would go to South Carolina to visit my aunt and uncle. My aunt was recently in a bad car wreck, and my uncle has been very sick. I would love to go and visit them right now.

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  151. i woul go sit in my garden ;)

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  152. I would take my husband and kids and head to Spain.

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  153. If I could right now, I would get in my little car and hit the motorway. I'd take my bloke and my cats (who would magically be well behaved), and we'd drive through a moonlit night, singing along to all of our favourite songs.

    We'd stop for a cup of tea and ham sandwiches at around 2:30 in the morning (the cats could have some ham too, because they like it), then we'd get back in the car. I'd have a snuggly blanket for us all to share except me, because I'd be driving.

    Eventually, we'd arrive at Harlyn Bay, which is in North Cornwall, near Padstow, in England. This is a long way from Wales. But it doesn't matter, because we'd get there in time to sit on one of the rocky slate cliffs that looks over the crashing sea and watch as the sun creeps over the horizon, first hitting the islands off of the shore, then glancing one by one off of the little wavelets. We'd watch the seagulls wheel and sqwack at one another as they woke up, and smell the salty-sweet rotting seaweed on the shore below.

    Then we'd all go and play in the rockpools that I played in when I was much, much smaller and easier to please, and when a shrimp in a net seemed like the best thing in the world, and when all the crabs in Cornwall were out to get you, just you.

    And it would all be perfect, and we would talk about it until we were old and he was gray and I stopped dying my hair, which is something I shall never do.

    And then we would go home, with the sunset in the rear view mirror, sand in our paws and the glistening road falling away under our tyres.

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  154. We would fly to Kauai, HI. My family, like yours, lives there and our little one misses her Pa, TuTu and Uncle Tooter Pie horribly. Every time our 2 1/2 yr old see's a plane she says " Mama that plane is coming to get me so I can go to Hawaii," how unbelievably cute is that.... We share your heart-ache with loved ones so far away. Love your Blog...

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  155. I'm new to maya*made and I am so happy I found it! What a sweet pillow idea too. If I could go anywhere right now I would take my husband and children to France to see my husband's family. We haven't been back in 4 years and we (my husband especially) miss our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins so much. We've had a visit from Grandma and Grandpa in the past four years, but have not seen any of the rest of the family. We miss them terribly and would love for our youngest two children to actually get to meet them! Why does airfare have to cost so much?! :)

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  156. Well, seeing as I am *in* Hawaii, and my little sisters and nieces are either here, too, or about to arrive tomorrow (for the first time in 7 years! Woohoo!!), obviously, my answer will be different. :p

    I would love to be heading off either to Europe, for a grand shopping trip, cause Hawaii is most definitely NOT a mecca of decor; or else California, to visit the other members of the family, and hitting up all the Mainland destinations I have been missing for so long. :p

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  157. Hi,
    I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago, and think it is lovely! I made the newspaper bunting for my boys' birthday party (in rainbow colors), and we could not throw it away afterwards. It now hangs on their bedroom ceiling. Thank you, the tutorial was great. Now, if I could travel anywhere in the world right now, I would stay in Alaska and take a hike into our rainforest. An overnight in a remote cabin in the deep woods, sounds sweet to me. I love the travel pillow and it would be great clipped onto a backpack for the hike. I am sure the owl would be listening at night to hear one of its own. My best, Anna.

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  158. Lovely pillow. I would go to Nothern Spain with my husband and three little ones. He'd show us around and we'd eat fresh seafood and watch the running of the bulls in Pamplona. He used to live in Spain, but I've never been.

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  159. if money was no option, Japan. I'd love to take my family for a nice long visit. We'd have to stop through Vietnam, too.
    But since I'm nearly in my third trimester, I'd settle for Orcas Island. Beautiful island life...
    (love, love that owl!!)

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  160. If I could go anywhere in the world? I would go to Prague. My ancestors are from a town close to there... but Prague seems glorious! I would settle for anyplace overseas if I had to ;)

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  161. I live in your town. You gave me advice about dentists in Wegmans when my kids were melting down. Thank you! Sometimes it only takes a neighbor to make the world open up for us, eh?

    I love the pillow. I would take it and accept the offer of a visit to our good friends from Cornell who are now in Vanauatu - how many invitations from across the country does one get? My kids would need a pillow as sweet as yours to make it all the way across the world.

    Keep on inspiring those of us who are still in the 2-under-3 quagmire.

    xoxo
    Nora

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  162. gorgeous! I would love my family go to South korea ( seoul) that where my fiance come from. my kids will love to use travel pillow. I will make two for them and thank you!!!

    :)

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  163. right now? the beach. as fast as I could get there. I am yearning for a quiet, unassuming nook, with the smell and taste of salt water in the breeze...

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  164. I would go to Italy! I have always wanted to go there.

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  165. To Bali!!!! it is only an hour and a half flight from where we are (Jakarta) but it feels like a different world, so serene, relaxing and mystical. My daughter loves the ocean. We will sleep under the blanket of the stars, where the rolling waves sing a lullaby and wake up to a fresh sunny day. Bali, Indonesia.

    CL, tjong13@yahoo.com

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  166. I would like to travel to the past, is it posible? ;)

    Well, I think I choose... mmmm only one place?... mmmm ... London!! :D


    meninheira at gmail dot com

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  167. Dear Maya,
    I would take my little owl friend to shop at the flea markets in Paris!
    I'm doing a vintage giveaway on my blog!!!
    Linda

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  168. If I could travel anywhere I would stop at every state to see the sites with my family. But I always dreamed of seeing the ocean with them too.

    Tanya at momof4kids2008@hotmail dot com

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  169. With the dog pack in the back seat, I would lay my head down on that pillow in the passenger seat while my sweet husband drove us wherever he wants to go.

    I'm quite the homebody, and he likes to travel--I'll follow him anywhere, but it's all the more fun with the three dogs along.

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  170. there are so many places i have never been, but if i could go anywhere i would go to an old favorite. camping with all my immediate and extended family at a lake about 4 hours from home. it's hard to get everyone's schedules coordinated and money is so tight right now...but i can still feel the heat rising off the leaves and smell the campfire and hear the motor boats on the lake first thing in the morning

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  171. I'd go to China with the whole family and find just one more sister about 10 or 11 for my girls.

    zazutoo@sbcglobal.net

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  172. I'd go to Okoboji, IA. My family has a condo up there that we can go to for a week each summer. Lately, our schedules have not meshed to be able to go on that week. We've been going there since I was very young, and it's always nice to go back to where I have such great memories as a kid. When we go there, it's almost like I get to travel back in time for a week, as nothing seems to have changed.

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  173. If i could go anywhere in the world where would i go? Such a tough question. I guess i should choose somewhere i've never been, rather than a re-do of a favorite voyage. So...if i could go anywhere in the world...i'd choose to go to Vilnius, Lithuania. It's one of the burgeoning art capitols and it is where my grandparents were born. There's a strong tug...

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  174. I would be back in Taoyuan Taiwan to see my son. I miss him - so very much. And owl would send you pictures of what he sees from the top of Taipei 101. Yes, that's where 'we' would go.

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  175. I'd go to NYC with my honey for our anniversary (sans kids, of course) for a whirlwind sightseeing and feasting tour, and definitely do some shopping.

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  176. Mommyhood has turned this girl sentimental. There is just something about an old-fashioned car trip to some fabulous historic place right here at home in the US. There is just so much USA to be discovered. Whenever I think of this idea of mine, I always imagine at least one roadside fiasco that weeks or months later makes us laugh. I think that is the perfect kind of "where would you go" for a travel pillow too.

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  177. LOVE the owl!

    I would take the hubby and kids and go to NYC for a week. Museums, Central Park, a couple of shows, and of course some shopping. We live in a very rural part of the US and I'd love to introduce my family to some city life!

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  178. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would take my daughter to Holland to visit my aunt and to show her some ducks (had a hard time convincing her ducks could fly since we don't see ANY of those where we are in Singapore)

    btw, the pillowcase dresses are absolutely beautiful! I made one tiny one for my toddler today :)

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  179. Ohh..I would go to Italy for a month's respite with my lovely husband and 3 amazing children.

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  180. If I could go anywhere in the world RIGHT NOW - I would go to Big Sandy, Montana to hang out with my grandma while she is in the hospital and after she gets home for a while.

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  181. If I could go anywhere in the world right now, I'd be off to Paris with my husband. He so wants to tour the Louvre and I'd love to be able to whisk him away to see it! Our son is away for the next several weeks so that would be one hurdle cleared. I'm sure we could find someone to take care of the dog and work.. well... work would just have to survive. :)

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  182. I would love to go anywhere in Europe! There are so many fascinating places I cant choose just one!

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  183. If I could go anywhere, right now it would be to the Oregon Coast. Family history, beaches, nature, and lots and lots of water.

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  184. I would fly back to Rome to the apt. I lived in with my dear friend Jess in my college days. This time I would bring my hubby and son and eat much more delightful food.

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  185. Hi Maya! There are many places that I would like to travel, but this pillow would travel without me to Portland, OR where my niece is about to turn 4. I would love to give it to her as part of her birthday present! I am planning on making a couple for my boys before we head to Maine to see my mom a couple of weeks!!

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  186. I would go to Portland, Oregon, where I used to live 2 years ago. I would eat my way across the city (there aren't any good restaurants where I live now in New Hampshire!!) and then drive to Vancouver BC for a couple days. Then I'd take the ferry to Vancouver Island and kayak with orcas and sleep under the stars.

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  187. I would go anywhere the sun is shining! I am starting to grow mold from 21 days of rain in 30 days of June....

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  188. Possibly this is too late as I have no idea of the time over there. But I'd go to Melbourne, as I havn't been for years and there are many people I love there! Lucky they come to visit me sometimes.

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  189. If i could travel anywhere right now I would travel back to Japan with my daughter so she could see the places and culture I lived in as a child around her age. :) I know I've told you this before but I *love* your blog. It's addicting. :) Thanks for the entry!

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  190. That little guy is adorable! I would brave the July heat and visit my best friend from high school out on Arizona. She had her first baby last year, and I have yet to meet the little miracle. He was born with a rare birth defect after a complicated pregnancy and three months premature. And I bet he would love that little owl!
    Thanks for sharing your creations!!

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  191. I would pack up my family and head to the Catskills to visit my two best girlfriends!

    Thanks :)
    Laura F

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  192. I want to go EVERYWHERE but my husband really wants to visit Australia, so I guess we'd start there, and see where we end up. :)

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  193. If I could go anywhere I would like to go to Germany. I would like to go where the Jews died. I would like to go and cry for the ones that suffered and died. When I think of them I hurt for them. I truly admire the Jews. They are truly an admirable culture.

    Linda Vasquez-Allen

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  194. sedodge@yahoo.comJuly 2, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    If I could go anywhere right now, it would be the beach at the hood canal with my kiddos & all my family. The adults would be sitting on the sea wall with gin and tonics in hand, bare feet dangling in the water while we watch the kids swim and play knowing that fresh clams and crab await us for dinner - ahhhh!

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  195. Wow, you have so many people following your blog, how do you do it?!
    I would go to Edinburgh, Scotland, where my husband I were married at the Registrar's office, we didn't get enough time to enjoy the area, and this time we could bring our 6 month old daughter for the trip. This time of year it would be so green and beautiful - and I could sit in the Elephant Tea Room all afternoon just listening to the locals chatter. mmmmmm.
    If only we could all learn teleportation.

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  196. This may be weird to some, but I would want to travel to heaven to see my parents who just recently passed away. I'd want to spend just one more day with them - asking all the questions that I didn't get answered while they were here. I especially want my Mom's brisket recipe - I keep asking myself why I never wrote it down. Blessings all!!!

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  197. If I could go anywhere in the world RIGHT NOW, I'd be in .. Australia! I live in Spain therefore it is too expensive .. someday! (crossing fingers)

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