Chinese New Year Kids Crafts

Did you know that the Chinese New Year Started today?

And this year is the YEAR OF THE DRAGON?!


{Image courtesy of Zazzle}

You may not have ever celebrated Chinese New Year, and if you haven’t I insist that you do. It is so much fun!

You may have read my personal story about China and my life-changing experience that happened there {if not, you can find it HERE}.  From this story you will know that I LOVE China.  I Love the country, the people, the food, everything. In fact, I cannot help myself from busting out my little Chinese when ever I meet someone from China {ask the hubby, he gets embarrassed every time I do it!} LOL.

With the New Year starting today, I wanted to share with you some simple and fun kids crafts that are perfect for celebrating the year of the Dragon.

Paper Fortune Cookies from Family Fun

DIY Chinese New Year Lanterns from Jellyfish Jelly

Chinese Dragon Puppet from Fun Family Crafts


Festive Ribbon Dragon from Family Fun


Dragon of the Year from Family Fun

To celebrate the New Year even more, I am doing an awesome giveaway sponsored by P.F. Chang’s.

I will be giving away RED ENVELOPES to 15 Readers filled with different prizes.

That’s right – 15 WINNERS!!

Red Envelopes, filled with gifts, are presented to family and friends during the Chinese New Year. The color red symbolizes good luck, and this giveaway is P.F. Chang’s way of helping me celebrate and share the good fortune.

Here are the prizes…

ONE Grand prize, consisting of:

  • ·         A night out at the Bistro with their Dragon ($100 gift card to P.F. Chang’s Bistro)
  • ·         A night in enjoying Home Menu with their favorite dragon (5 Full Value P.F. Chang’s Home Menu coupons)
  • ·         Two co-branded t-shirts

Red Envelope surprises for 14 readers. Breakdown of prizes as follows:

  • ·         7 readers will win a P.F. Chang’s Bistro Bistro gift card ($10 value)
  • ·         7 readers will win a P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Full Value coupon (1 Full Value P.F. Chang’s Home Menu coupon)

 

TO ENTER:

Mandatory Requirement:

1. Nominate a DRAGON in your life – someone who embodies characteristics like confidence, generosity, honesty etc.

{1 entry}

Extra Entries:

2. Subrscribe to Lil’ Luna Feeds via Feedburner

{1 entry}

3. Follow Lil’ Luna on Facebook

{1 entry}

4. Follow me on Pinterest

{1 entry}

5. Blog, Facebook or Tweet about this Giveaway.

{1 entry}

*Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT for each entry*

This Giveaway will run for 15 days which is the length of Chinese New Year and will end at Midnight on February 7th.

Winner will be chosen at random and notified on Feb. 8th.

GOOD LUCK!

And for the LOCALS…

There is a huge celebration in Arizona in downtown Phoenix at the Chinese Cultural Center, and each year we go as a family to walk around, watch the shows and eat the food. It is the best! If you have never gone, I would highly recommend it. It takes place this week from Friday to Sunday, January 27th – 29th. We will for sure be there! {For more info about that go HERE.}

Stay tuned this week for more Chinese New Year fun. :)

ENJOY!

Find P.F. Chang’s on Twitter @PFChangs, or on Facebook (facebook.com/pfchangs)

 P.F. Chang’s Bistro and P.F. Chang’s Home Menu provided me with a  gift card and free product for this giveaway.

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  1. 1

    my dragon is most definitely my husband. he’s so great!!

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      I would have to say my husband is a dragon. He is always the first out when it snows to shovel all the neighbors driveways and sidewalks. He gives platelets every weekend until they tell him he has to take a break. He is the first to be at any function to help set up and usually one of the last to take it down. If someone has a need, he is there!

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    my dragon would be my husband, he’s deployed and working very hard to support our family. he’s the best!!! and he comes home soon so this would be perfect!!

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    Sarah Richardson :

    My dragon is my husband. He is my best friend and is very generous and honest.

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    i follow you on facebook!

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    Sarah Richardson :

    I follow you on FB Sarah Richardson

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    Sarah Richardson :

    I follow you on Pinterest

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    i follow you on pinterest!!

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    My husband is the dragon in my life. He is very honest, generous and confidents – perhaps to confident :)
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    Elizabeth Ward :

    My dragon is my mom. She is the most generous person that I know. I love her.

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    Elizabeth Ward :

    I subscribe to Lil Luna

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    Elizabeth Ward :

    I follow Lil’ Luna on FB

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    Elizabeth Ward :

    I follow Lil’ Luna on pinterest

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    I subscribe via your feedburner! Great giveaway by the way.
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    I follow you on facebook.
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    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    I tweeted about this giveaway.
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    My dragon is my boyfriend who always supports me & protects me!

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    I followed you on facebook!

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    I follow you on Pinterest! :)

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    The dragon in my life would have to be my mom. She raised me on her own, I cannot imagine raising my daughter without the help and support of my husband. My mom is so strong, and I look up to her very much. She is truly my best friend and without her I don’t think I would be the person I am today!

  21. 22

    My best friend Keli is definately my Dragon. She is confident, honest and generous. Even better, she taught me how to be all those things!!

  22. 23

    I am and have been a subscriber to Lil’ Luna! I just love all of your posts!! Thank you!

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    I follow you on Facebook!

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    I am a follower of Lil Luna on Facebook!

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    I am a follower on Pinterest!

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    following u on facebook

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    my husband is my dragon…he keeps me humble and grounded.

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    will you invite me on pinterest so i can follow you. i have been waiting for an answer to my invite request for a long time now…thanks…

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    My husband is my dragon! He works so hard to provide for us and is so generous to everyone!!

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    I nominate my son…he is definitely a dragon born in the wrong year!

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    Following on FB

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    My Dad is so amazing! He has taught me over and over how to act selfless and what it means to be honest in all you do!

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    I’m now following you on Pinterest. Great stuff!

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    Thank you for featuring my dragon and lanterns!

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    My dragon would be my amazing grandmother.

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    I follow you on facebook.

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    I follow you on pinterest.

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    my dragon would have to be my husband! he is my constant companion, my best friend and marrying him was my greatest decision! i love him.

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    i am a subscriber of your emails!

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    i follow you on fb! woohoo!

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    i follow you on twitter! tweet tweet!
    @bringonthenews

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    i follow your boards on pinterest! what fabulous ideas you have! :)

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    Holly Schilling :

    My husband John is the Dragon in my life. He joined the Army Reserves right before we met and before 9/11. We got married after 9/11 knowing that he will be deployed at least once during our marriage. He did go overseas and we got lucky it was only one time, for 18 months he was gone. He did get a 2 week R&R during the middle of his tour. That’s not the only reason though, he is a computer guy and is always willing to help out or friends and their friends. He provides for us without complaint or expectations from me. He is my Dragon.

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    Holly Schilling :

    I follow you through feedburner and it will be sent directly to my e-mail.

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    Holly Schilling :

    I “like” you on Facebook. That’s actually where I saw this post :)

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    Holly Schilling :

    I am now following you on Pinterest and you have a ton of boards! That is awesome! I’m excited to go through some.

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    Holly Schilling :

    I tweeted about the giveaway. Thanks for so many ways to enter and the awesome giveaway!

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    I nominate my dad

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    I nominate my hubby! He is the best person I know! :)

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    I get your feeds! :)

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    I like you on FB!

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    My 5yo would be my dragon. He has a lot of behavioral issues but he just keeps chugging away at getting them fixed. He is my dragon for sure.
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    Follow u on FB…Meghan W
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    My husband is the dragon in my life. Love his sense of honor and doing the right thing!

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    I follow you on Facebook.

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    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    I would nominate my hubby!

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    I subscribe to your feed

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    Yes please! I nominate my friend and her husband, Kasey & Danny. Dragons!

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    I nominate my daughter, even though she, her husband and daughter (born in China) are monkeys.

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    I follow you and really enjoyed your China story.

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    I would nominate my mom, she is very generous and giving!

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    I follow you on Facebook!

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    I follow you on Pintrest!

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    There are many dragons in my life and I love them all, but none of them compares to my husband.

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    I follow you on facebook

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    My friend B is definitely a dragon, sounds wrong to say but she’s strong and giving.

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    I follow u on FB

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    I get your feed!

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    I would love to nominate my husband! He is the finest example of power. Power that comes from kindness; control of his lesser emotions; thriving in fulfilling his responsibilities as husband, father, son and employee; the power to recognize the need to change and doing so with strength. He is my Dragon.

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    I follow you on FB

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    I also nominate my husband!

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    I follow you on Facebook!

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    I follow you on Pintrest!

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    I follow via feedburner emails. Love your site!

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    I follow lil luna via facebook (kelly fox)

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    I follow you on pinterest (kelly fox)

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    Leann Lindeman :

    My dragon would be my husband!!!

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    Goggle subscriber.

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    Fan on Facebook.

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    the DRAGON in my life is my mom

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    fan on fb erica best

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    im following pinterest

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    The person in my life who is definitely a DRAGON is my precious husband who is genuine, kind, honest and the most giving person I have ever met. And I’ve met a lot of people;)!!

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    I am a Lil Luna Subscriber – and a happy one, at that!! :)

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    I follow Lil Luna on Facebook!:)

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    I follow you on Pinterest!! And secretly wish that you didn’t have so many stinkin’ good recipes! ;)

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    I retweeted about this yummy giveaway!! :)

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    Nominate my dragon: My Mother. Confidence with intense humility, integrity, and honesty are just at the surface of this amazing woman’s soul. :)

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    Subscribed through Google Reader using Feedburner

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    It’s official! I’m a Facebook Fan!

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    Following on Pinterest!

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    I would have to say my mom is my dragon. She does so much; mom, foster mom, grandmother and just awesome! Love that woman!!!

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    I’m a follower on pintrest

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    I’m a follower on facebook!

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    My Dad would have to be nominated for my Dragon.

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    my dragon is my husband (who i will take to dinner!) :) thanks for the giveaway

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    my hubby is my dragon!

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    I like you on FB!

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    I nominate my wonderful husband! :)

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    I am subscribed via google reader.

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    I follow you on FB. :)

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    I follow on Pinterest! :)

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    I love my “lil” dragonettes — my daughters. They are both growing up to be strong, confident and generous young ladies!
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    I follow Lil Luna on Facebook :)
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    And I subscribe to Lil Luna’s feed!
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    I would have to nominate my mom. She has been through SO much in her life. And now she’s taking care of my dad, who was diagnosed with alzheimers about 3 years ago. She has been amazing and so strong through it all…

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    I follow you on facebook.

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    I am an email subscriber as well!

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    Diana " Zookie " Zylstra :

    I subscribe to Lil Luna and love reading your blog!

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    Diana " Zookie " Zylstra :

    I’m now following Lil Luna on Pinterest.

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    Diana " Zookie " Zylstra :

    My dragon is my eldest daughter ( who is11 ). She is normally timid, but can become fearless when competing!

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    My husband is the dragon in my life. He is always supportive and encouraging.

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    I would have to say my little girl is my dragon. She started Chinese Immersion kindergarten this year. To be brave and confident to learn a new language at such an early age really inspires me. She LOVES the language and the culture and hopes to go to China someday!

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    My daughter is my dragon – she cares for me, runs the house and is generous and strong

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    I nominate my wife. She has all the best qualities.

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    My friend Jim is a wonderful dragon!

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    I like you on Facebook (as the name in my email address)

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    The dragon in my life would most definitely have to be my son. This kid without a doubt never ceases to amaze me. He’s only 8, and at 8 years old he is so generous. One of my favorite qualities about him is his desire to help others, he’s incredibly thoughtful when he see’s a need and he always makes an effort to help meet that need. Whether it’s someone in his class at school or through church. It’ s anything from a new student who can’t afford new scissors so he bought her a pair himself, to helping a student daily who has a learning disablility to stay on track and strive to do his best. He is always honest, even if he’s had a rough day at school for talking when he wasn’t suppose to…he’s is so super quick to come home and tell us all about it instead of hiding it. This kid shines, and he’s turning into a great man… and I simply just love him!

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    Already love you on FB!

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    subscribed to your feed.

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    following you on pinterest

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    My dragon would be my mother. She is strong, caring, and the rock of my world!

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    . Subrscribe to Lil’ Luna Feeds

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    Following Lil’ Luna on Facebook

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    My dragon is my husband! He is a full-time firefighter and serves for the Ohio National Guard as well. He does so much to provide for our family.

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    Subrscribed to Lil’ Luna Feeds!! : )

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    Following you on facebook!! : )

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    Following you on pinterest!!: )

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    My friend Kathy definitely has those qualities!

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    I follow you on facebook

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    I follow you on pintrest:)

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    My honest, hardworking hubby is my dragon!

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    My fiancé is definitely my dragon. He is truly the best! I love him very much. He carries many of the dragon characteristics and much more! He has stolen my heart and I am going to steal his LAST name!! hehe :)

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    I am following you on Pinterest :)

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    Following you on Facebook!

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    My dragon would be my husband. He is so generous and very honest. I just love him!!!

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    I subscribed to your feeds on Feedburner.

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    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    I like you on Facebook.

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    My dragon would have to be my dad. He is truly amazing in every way. And has always been the best example to me in EVERY aspect of life.

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    I subscribe to your feeds.

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    I like you on FB.

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    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    In honor of my husband he was our DRAGON and his presence is missed by all our family & friends. He was a generous man who always went the extra mile in every aspect of his life. His birthday is Feb. 7th. RIP. You are in our hearts forever.

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    I’m a Lil’ Luna subscriber :)

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    I’m a FaceBook follower.
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    My mom is definitely my dragon. She is the greatest example in my life. I try to emulate her selflessness every day.
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    Def my husband…

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    My husband is definitely my Dragon, he works so hard for our family & is a great husband & father.

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    Follow you on FB!

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    For sure follow you on Pinterest!

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    My Dragon is my husband. He is the strongest man I know.
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    I know follow you on FB
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    I now follow you on Pinterest. You have some amazing pin boards!
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    My dragon would be my husband, he has a very generous heart. Especially when it comes to kids.

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    I am a facebook fan!

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    I follow on pinterest.

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    I’m also a subscriber.

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    My husband is MY dragon! Always there for everyone and sticks by me no matter what!

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    I followed Lil Luna on FB!

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    I follow Lil Luna on Pinterest!

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    I Subscribe to Lil’ Luna Feeds via Feedburner

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    I tweeted about the giveaway!

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    I nominate my mom, who is the most amazing dragon-like lady I know!

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    I follow little luna on FB

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    I follow you on pinterest!

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    My hubby is my dragon! He’s the mover and shaker in my life.
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    i follow you on Pinterest.
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    i subscribe via feedburner
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    i tweeted about this giveaway
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    My husband is the Dragon in my life.
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    My dragon would be my mother who passed away. She exemplified everything I want to be. :)

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    My husband, the police officer, is my dragon. He protects and serves the community and our family.

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    My dragon is my mom, she is a wonderful confident woman that is so generous and kind. Love her!

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    I’m following you on FB

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    I’m following you on Pinterest

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    My hubs is the dragon in my life, in many ways :)

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    I follow you on face book

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    I follow you on pintrest


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