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We’re down to our 2nd to last Giveaway from our friends at PartyLite.  Last week’s Coast Lights set went out to Kelly G. with her answer:

The things in my house I am most proud of are the ultrasound photos I had framed after having my children. I was able to pick out some pretty, stylish mats and frames, and they are very cool, personal, and fun conversation starters!

This week we’ve got a set of 3 PartyLite Blue Waves Candle Holder with a box of tealights to go with them.

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All you have to do is comment on this week’s question with a valid email address before Monday Night @ Midnight Eastern.  We’ll pick a random winner from all of our comments. Its that simple!

With Father’s Day this weekend, we want to hear about your dad. How did he inspire you? What are some of your fondest Father’s Day memories?

If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, check out some of Elizabeth’s recommendations.  Camille also offered up some ideas.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. Alyson W says:

    When I was growing up, Father's Day was a day off for my dad and he let us give him homemade gifts including 10 coupons to be redeemed for work on our part. We had Father's Day Week for the father of my 5 kids and treated him special every day for a week and were on continuous best behavior.

  2. Pictures are essential and cherished items for our family too. It is evident to everyone visits our house during hurricane season that photos are extremely important to me. When hurricane season approaches, I put all of our pictures/photo albums/and home videos into Rubbermaid containers so that in the event of a hurricane evacuation, I can easily put the boxes into our family van for safe keeping.

  3. Tina Glenn says:

    My Daddy was ALWAYS someone to be proud of. He lived his life like he wanted us to live ours. He worked hard as a mechanic and his hands showed the time he spent on his projects. After a back injury, he had to stop doing the work he loved. One night at the dinner table, I noticed that his hands were no longer scraped and grease stained. It broke my heart. When I was a teenager, Daddy taught ALL of my male friends how to fix their cars. It was the next best thing to working and he had someone to tease and pick on. My friends enjoyed our home and would even hang out at my house with Daddy and Mama when I wasn't there. Daddy was a truly good man and will be remembered by all as someone who practiced what he preached! He preached love and laughter and responsibility.

  4. Meg says:

    My husband and I bought our first home last September. We have three beautiful children and life is hectic as we are till working to make the space ours. I am eclectic and love to decorate, but I am so proud of the heirloom dining room benches and dry sink that survived a house fire. In a drawer of the dry sink you can see the outlines of objects that were in it during the fire. These beautiful and cherished pieces belonged to my grandparents. I was able to give them a fresh coat of paint and incorporate them into our modern dining room. I am proud that something that made my grandparents house a home is also doing the same for my family!

  5. steven says:

    I am proud of the pictures of my 9 sister and 2 brothers hanging on the wall for years…and that they are alive all today.

  6. Meg says:

    Oh my goodness, I didn't read all the way through! I thought it was the proud item question…, so embarrassing! I am just going to say that my dad is really super sweet and will absolutely get a kick out of what i just did. He is one of the people in my life who taught me to laugh and enjoy little things in each day!! One of the best things about my dad is that his love inspired my own husband to be the type of father that he is to our children.

  7. Mary says:

    My Dad always had the best advice growing up and I find myself spouting off his famous quotes to others…most are humorous as follows.
    Me-"ughh, I am never going to be able to afford a house."
    Dad-"Well, you are never going to be the richest, the skinniest, or the most beautiful….but your never going to be the poorest, fatest, or most ugly!"
    Thanks Dad

  8. Beverly says:

    Last week straight-line winds came through the camp that my son runs, knocking down trees, one of them landing on a cabin; another broke out the windshield of my son's car, and did more damage than I can list. My son called my father, who will be 78 next month, and asked for help. In a couple of hours, my father had a work team lined up; they went the next day and began the camp clean-up. My son did not even realize what a testament he gave to my father when he said, "I knew to call Grandaddy first."

  9. lynne adams says:

    I think teaching us to remain close as a family no matter what, has always made a huge difference in my life and my children's lives. And of course our familys favorite saying, which dad lived by
    "Always be Kinder than Neccessary"
    I miss him, and smile when I think of his humor, I can almost feel him touch my face.

  10. Natasha says:

    I have a lot of great memories with my dad, but some of the best are from remodeling my house. My dad, grandad and I gutted my great-grandmother's house and completely renovated it including new wiring and plumbing. We did most of the work ourselves and literally put our blood sweat and my tears into the project. It turned out great. Three and a half years after moving in I still love it and look back on the remodeling as an awesome time with my dad.

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