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Friday, June 6, 2014

FREE HERO Art Print + Cold Stone Creamery Giveaway

     
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This is a sponsored post in which I received product/compensation from Cold Stone Creamery. However, all opinions are strictly my own.




What does a hero look like to you? 

Is it a person in the military? A teacher who inspired you? A parent that has sacrificed to give you everything you needed growing up? Maybe it is your father. Your dad. A father figure in your life. A step-dad or even that mom who plays the role of not only mother but a father too . . . a hero means something different to all of us. That is why today, I am sharing some ideas with you, about celebrating your "Forever my HERO" on Father's Day.



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I designed some FREE printables for you that you can use in your "hero" celebration. I will be sharing some ideas on how to celebrate and I am so excited to have partnered with Cold Stone Creamery again to bring you these ideas on how you can celebrate your "forever my HERO" on Father's Day. But I also have another treat for you, Cold Stone Creamery is offering you, TWO chances to WIN a $25 gift certificate to two different lucky readers. (1 winner per certificate). You will have the chance to win the 'Tall, Dark and Delicious' cake you see here in just a minute.



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Celebrating your hero does not have to be a lot of work or take much of your time, as the best celebrations are ones that can be done without going overboard. For this celebration I set up a dessert bar style table that we could all just walk up to and enjoy the delicious cake I picked up from Cold Stone Creamery along with some fresh strawberries.

Using our kitchenette table with a white table runner and adding a crate from my office and pulling some vases from around the house, I made decorating this table easy by using items I already owned and had on hand. I coordinated the colors in the "hero" art print to match our dishes that I was already using for this celebration, on purpose. Try to always use items you already own and even go one step further and have your color scheme be dictated by the items you have on hand. I used blue mason jars for drinks and the cake stand and server were the most masculine ones I had on hand, but I love how it accents everything. ;)

As far as decorations were concerned, I re-used a blue tassel bunting I had used recently at another event along with the paper lantern inside the crate. Keep it simple. ;) Plus I designed some free striped drink flags as well to coordinate with the art print. So you are set.


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As I mentioned, I am totally hooking you up with some FREEBIES to download so you can celebrate your hero. The colors I chose to go with my decor I had on hand, also remind me that this would be a great art print for a military person as well. Think about anyone that has inspired you and represents your hero, remember . . . it may be someone different for everyone or simply someone who is a "father figure" in your life. A person may not necessarily be blood related to be called family. ;)


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When you download the files, they will be on two separate pages: one with the FREE "Forever my HERO" art print and the other page will have party flags that you can use to decorate your straws, adhere to some toothpicks and use for decoration in your food or your slice of ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery

Trust me, you need to go online right now and order one of these ice cream cakes for your celebration because c'mon who doesn't like a cake called "Tall, Dark & Delicious"? Do I have your attention now? ;) Did I mention it has not only devil's food cake, sweet cream ice cream with brownies but also chocolate ice cream with OREO® Cookies and cascading fudge ganache! Told you you'd want to get one. I wanted to eat it all but it wasn't my day. ;)


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I hope you will take the time this Father's Day to celebrate your "HERO" and enjoy that person's company as that will mean more than any gift you can give to them. Use the freebies I designed for you and keep it simple by ordering a Cold Stone cake and take the time to celebrate.


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So WHO will you celebrate as your hero this Father's Day? Please leave a comment below and tell me what it is YOU have planned. Will you be using these printables? 

I hope whatever you decide to do, that you have a wonderful Father's Day! xo




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GIVEAWAY TIME!

Now here is your chance to be able to try one of these FAB ice cream cakes yourself, as I am giving you a chance to WIN one of TWO $25 Cold Stone Creamery gift cards to use at any of their stores located in the U.S. The best part is we will have TWO WINNERS! Must be 18 years old to enter & U.S. resident.

Simply use the  Rafflecopter widget below, be sure to include your email, make sure to follow the directions and good luck!

Giveaway ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday 6/12 & winners will be notified by email on Friday June 13. 

Don't forget to hop on over to follow Cold Stone Creamery on Instagram so you will be the first to see all the delicious-ness when they first share it!






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136 comments:

  1. We'll definitely be celebrating my husband this Father's Day. He's a hero for managing to gracefully to handle three ladies in the house ;). Love these printables and that cake looks SOOOO yummy!

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    1. that is so sweet Tori - so nice of you to say about your hubs, he sounds like a great guy! =) Enjoy the printables & good luck!

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  2. My husband is my hero for working so hard and taking care of us.

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    1. YAY for hard working husbands - thanks for being a fan & good luck! ;)

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  3. Dang, these cakes look good!!! And I love the blues you used on your table!!

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    1. Thanks for checking this out yes - we LOVE blue in our house, remember use what you have! ;)
      and oh girl you have noooooooo idea just HOW good these cakes are! Hmmmmmm - delish!

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  4. Love the hero sign and all the blue for the guys!

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    1. ahhhhh thanks so much Chris, I love how the print turned out! Hope you can use it, thanks for the love! ;)

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  5. The cake looks oh so yummy and I love the colors of this party - great job!!

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    1. Thanks so much Peggy, I love the bright & bold colors - especially for this time of year. And YES - the cake is VERY yummy! ;)

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  6. So great! The free printables are awesome and would totally go with our chill day at home and add a little something special to it. Thanks!

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    1. thanks so much for the love! Enjoy the printables & good luck!

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  7. Love the hero-themed party setup you styled with your printables...so doable and delicious (with that yummy-looking cake)!

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    1. I appreciate that & was aiming to show how doable a small celebration could be so I am happy that you said that. ;) Enjoy the freebies!

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  8. My kids nor I have had a father figure in our lives. So to answer the question I would have to say my son in law, As he has been a great father to my grandsons.

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    1. That's great that you said your son-in-law but I bet the real 'hero' is YOU as it sounds like you did both father/mother with your kids. Good job ;) Enjoy the printables & celebrate YOU!

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  9. Our family celebrates with a barbecue. We enjoy being family and relax.

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  10. My husband is my hero. Love the simple but cute setup!

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    1. Ahhh that's so sweet to say your husband - must be a great guy - that's great! Thanks for the love & enjoy the printables! ;)

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  11. I'll be celebrating this Father's Day with my hubby and my dad (he's coming from out of state). Would love to win our favorite Cold Stone Cake.

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    1. Sounds like you have your whole day planned already & how fun you get to celebrate with your dad. That's awesome & good luck on winning. ;)

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  12. My dad was my hero. He helped me through a terrible time when I was widowed at a young age. Don't know what I would have done without him.

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss but so grateful for you that you had your dad - I'm sure those memories are precious. =)

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  13. So sweet and sentimental, Laura! Thanks for sharing a fun printable.

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    1. Thanks so much Carmen - I sure hope you can enjoy the freebies! ;)

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  14. My hero is my Dad! This is my first Fathers Day away from him since moving back to Chicago I will be ordering him one of these amazing cakes.

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    1. I'm sure he will love it as they are so delish! ;) So sweet of you to want to do this for him! =)

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  15. My mom because she has done so much for me.

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    1. YAY for moms fitting this role as well. Sounds like she is amazing! Enjoy celebrating with her! ;)

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  16. That cake looks delicious and thanks for the pretty Hero art print, my kids want to give one to daddy with a superhero cape for Father's Day!

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    1. Mariah that cake IS delish! OMG. You are so welcome for the print - glad to see you will use it, I'm sure he will love the sentiment behind it. ;)

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  17. My hubs. He has suffered much and is still the most amazing person I know.

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    1. Yes and I hope he is doing much better as he surely is a HERO! ;)

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  18. I don't really know who my hero is... I guess all my friends who are moms are my heros, especially the working out of the home ones. i dont know how they do it.

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    1. You are too sweet as I'm sure your friends would appreciate that. It is hard working from home & juggling a business from home all at once & sometimes feeling like you never leave the house! Not that I would know this. lol

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  19. I love this setup and that cake looks SO good! I always love the treats at Cold Stone. I have two heroes - my dad for all he does for him family and my husband for being so strong these last 6 months while he's went through some very serious medical conditions and surgeries.

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    1. Thanks for the love! I love how this all turned out so I appreciate you saying that. I hope your husband is on his way to better health & feeling better now. Enjoy the printables! =)

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  20. Angie ukena
    My husband is my hero because he works so hard for our family
    angukena at yahoo dot com

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    1. That is great - sounds like he deserves to be called a hero. Enjoy the art print!

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  21. My husband - he works hard for our family and is a fantastic father! Thanks for the giveaway... and boy does that cake look yummy! :)

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    1. You know it girl - that cake WAS yummy! ;) Good luck in the giveaway & thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Love all the blue! The cake looks so delicious!!

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    1. Thanks so much and YES the cake was FAB! Hope you can use the freebie! ;)

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  23. My mom is my hero. She raised me on her own and I'm so proud to call her my mom!

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    1. AHHH that is awesome! YAY for great moms. Hopefully you can print this out for her, frame it & she can enjoy knowing that she is your hero! Thanks for sharing & good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. My grandfather is my hero. He was hard working, honest, and was loved by everyone.

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    3. He sounds like a wonderful man - thanks for sharing & good luck! =)

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  24. Such a beautiful party! I love how bright and colorful it is, and that cake looks AMAZING.

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    1. Thank you so much girl - I loved how it turned out so I appreciate you saying that! The cake IS amazing - you must get one! ;)

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  25. Yum! I love Coldstone! Everything looks so awesome. Well done!

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    1. Coldstone has the best ice cream right? Thanks for the love!

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  26. My husband is a hero to our children. He sets a good example of what patience and love look like. ocdaydreamer@hotmail.com

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    1. He sounds wonderful! So glad he is walking the walk for your kids as I think that is so important. Have a great day celebrating him! =(

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  27. My mom is my hero. She's been through so much and is one of the strongest people I know.

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    1. AHhhhh Britni - that is so sweet & YES I agree, our mamas are so strong. Mine is one that has endured more than her share! ;)

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  28. Wonderful ideas to make a big deal without breaking ourselves in half with extra work! That cake looks divine ... yum. Love the printables, too - great post, Laura.

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    1. You are so sweet Dee! Thanks so much for the love as I sooo appreciate it. Hope you enjoy the freebies and got some ideas to use yourself! ;)

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  29. My husband is my here-so supportive!

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    1. YAY for supportive husbands - they are the best! ;)

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  30. Without question my husband who's in the Air Force who gives 100% at his job and 100% to his family. I know those percentages don't add up but he manages to do it! :-)

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    1. So sweet of you to mention him. What a great guy to give so much to his country & his family, sounds like an amazing man to me! ;) Good luck

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  31. This is so great!!! And my husband is my hero. He saves me from going insane daily :). But seriously he is amazing.

    kaysiscrafts@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much Kaysi for liking this - hopefully you can use some of the ideas to celebrate your hubs and definitely use the freebies! =)

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  32. My parents -- they love God and each other so well.

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  33. Jesus is my hero above anyone else. My husband is my hero second. He has been so amazing and supportive through my pregnancy and a generally amazing husband.

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    1. 100% agree on your answer as he is my #1 hero too! Amen to that girl ;) Enjoy!

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  34. I have a cousin who is in the military that I look up to immensely. He is as selfless as they come.

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    1. Please do me a favor & thank your cousin for their service to our country, for me, as I think that is the most selfless thing a person can do. I have a younger brother who is a Major in the AF & I am so proud of him for what he does for our country every single day! They ARE our heroes! ;)

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  35. my mom is my hero! she has gotten through so many struggles! eclairre at ymail dot com

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    1. Mom's rock don't they? ;) Glad you had her for support! Good luck in the giveaway - enjoy the freebies! :)

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  36. Ok Laura, this is definitely eye candy! I love these printables and the whole Hero idea for Fathers Day. My husband is for sure my hero. I am so blessed to have him in my life. We are going on a little business trip this weekend so we will be celebrating our Fathers Day with our daughter on Monday. I just printed out these printables and we are using them and this theme. I can't wait! i do so many printables myself, its fun to use one someone else did for a change. I love it! I will be sharing this awesome idea too!!

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    1. Oh girl you are the sweetest! Thank you so much for all the kind words and your support as it means so much to me that you will get to enjoy these. Thanks for telling me this and I hope you all have an amazing weekend celebrating him! =)

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  37. Well, for Father's Day we will celebrate my husband and his Dad. His Dad came to America when he was 11 years old, not speaking a word of English. He's had a great life here and without his coming to America I wouldn't have my wonderful husband and father to our children. My Hero was my Daddy, but he isn't with us for the celebration any more.

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    1. Thanks for sharing & hope you can use some of these ideas to celebrate those men in your life! Have a great day with them!

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  38. My father is my hero because he was always there for me when I needed him. He passed away two years ago from ALS. He has continued to remain my hero as I am still inspired by the way he battled that awful disease. I wear a necklace everyday that says, "My father, my hero".

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    1. He sounds like a wonderful man & I am sorry he is no longer here but I am sure you have a ton of memories! Thanks for sharing & good luck in the giveaway!

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  39. My daughter is my hero because she's such a go-getter! She does well in her honors classes in school & is doing everything she can to reach her dream of becoming an architect. And she's on the swim team as well, practicing every day for 3 hours (and additional 5:30am practice during swim season!)

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    1. Ahhhhh she sounds like she knows what she wants & had the drive to get it - good for her! Have fun celebrating her when you get the chance! =)

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  40. My father in law is a great father and grandfather.

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    1. That is so great that you have him around to enjoy - have fun celebrating! Good luck!

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  41. My husband is my hero. He works hard so that I can stay home with our two boys. He loves to get in the floor and play with the kids. He's awesome.

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    1. Sounds like the perfect hubs! Hope you picked up some ideas to help celebrate him this weekend! Enjoy! =)

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  42. My Grandfather for being there for all the strong Christian men in my family! Thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous treat!

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    1. You are so welcome & glad to hear that you have a lot of strong Christian men in your family! Those are the best kind! ;)

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  43. My husband and my father. We just had our second child and my husband has been there to help me get through the rough days and takes over at night when the little one wakes up. He is always thinking of me and our children before himself. I don't know what I would do without him. My father because he served in the gulf war and raised 4 children. I have always looked up to him and his wisdom.

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    1. Sounds like you are one lucky girl to have TWO amazing men in your life - that is so great! Enjoy them when you get the chance! =)

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  44. My dad was my hero. He was definitely an example of what a kind and generous person should be
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    1. Yeah for great dads - glad to hear he was one of those! ;)

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  45. My husband is my hero! He is a great dad and does above and beyond what he has to do! I am very lucky!

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    1. Lucky lucky girl - glad to hear it though! Hope this helped with some ideas to celebrate him! =)

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  46. my grandma- the strongest person I know

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    1. ahhh that is awesome to have a strong woman as your hero! Good for her! =)

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  47. Our families hero is my husband. He gives us a safe feeling, works hard, is patriotic and makes us laugh. We are celebrating him this weekend for his b day and fathers day.

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    1. YAY - tell him happy bday from me too! Hope you picked up some good ideas for celebrating him this weekend! Enjoy yourselves! =)

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  48. My mom is my hero, she has always been Mom, Dad, and best friend to me.

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    1. Moms like this ARE the best! So happy for you that you had her to fill those positions for you - I can somewhat relate! ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  49. My Kids..couldn't live without them!

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    1. Kids are awesome little heroes - so glad to here! Enjoy!

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  50. My mother who raised myself and my siblings by hereself.

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    1. So glad you had an amazing momma - good for her! Celebrate her this weekend! =)

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  51. Our Hero is my husband. There are no words for everything he does for us.

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    1. He sounds like an amazing person - have fun celebrating him! =)

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  52. These days my hero is definitely my husband and I know he's my little boys' hero for sure! He works so hard to provide for us and always sacrifices his own needs and wants for the sake of our family, which is never expected, but oh so appreciated. We are beyond blessed to have him as our Rock and head of our family!

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    1. WOW - sounds like you have a keeper! ;) HAve fun celebrating him this weekend & hope you picked up an idea or two from this post - thanks for sharing!

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  53. My mother is my hero! She worked 80+ hours a week when I was a kid to support us since my father didn't work.

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    1. Well I hope you get to celebrate your mama this weekend - she sounds amazing! =)

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  54. My husband is my hero, he takes really good care of me.

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    1. That's great for you - hope you have fun celebrating!

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  55. My Mom is my hero. I can only hope to aspire to be as patient, kind, and give up herself selflessly as she is.

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    1. Ahhhhh your mama sounds like an amazing being - hope you can spend time celebrating the wonderful person she is this weekend! =)

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  56. My son is my hero. He has succeeded so far despite several obstacles and is on his way to being a wonderful man.

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  57. My father-in-law is my hero. Not only was he a fireman for 25 years and a war vet, he is an honorable man who raised his two sons to be amazing men (I should know, I'm married to one of them!). He is an elder in his church and a terrific man in general!

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  58. My mom is my hero. She was such a hard worker and helped me out so much in life.

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  59. My mother becuase she always put her kids first! (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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  60. My hubby is definitely my hero.He works so hard for our little family and always takes time out for the kids and me.No matter what life throws at him,he is able to handle it with grace and a great sense of humor.I truly can't imagine life without him. courtafi2138 at gmail dot com.

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  61. My husband for always being her for us and sacrificing so much

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  62. Hubby is my hero...He started his own business, works hard around the house and still makes time for me and our girls.

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  63. my sister is my hero because she worked so hard to sponsor and give me a new life!
    Thank You

    Fiona N

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  64. Both my parents. My dad served in the US army for 20+ years and my mom was the best army wife, supportive of my dad and me and my sis.

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  65. My hero is my Uncle for serving in the military.

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  66. my hero is my sister. she keeps on following her dreams despite a hard life and circumstances

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  67. My husband is my hero because he is always there for me.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  68. My mom is my hero is battling kidney disease and not complaining one bit!

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  69. My mom is my hero. She goes without so that she can give to others.

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  70. my mom is my hero - had me two days before her 17th birthday and is still to this day my rock!

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  71. My parents are my heroes. They are very supportive and a constant in my life through everything.

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  72. My Mom is my Hero she is the sweetest woman in the world and never complains even though I know she is always in some sort of pain..Luv her soooo much:)

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  73. My hubby is my hero for being such an awesome provider for our family!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  74. I have a really close friend who is my hero because he sticks to what he wants and always looks out for others.

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  75. My mom is my hero. She's always there for me and she raised my two sisters and I practically on her own. Thank you for the yummy giveaway :)
    tigers3450@att.net

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  76. That chocolate ganache topping is what really makes this cake look awesome! YUM.

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