Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CLOSED: The Bellycorn: Behold Its Magical Booty...er Beauty

Thanks to all that entered!  This is now closed and winner announced below in the widget.

This month, two years ago, I had the bright idea to put up a beauty blog.  In truth, I had zero clue the emotional (and financial) rollercoaster this blog would be over these twenty four months.  More importantly, I celebrate this blog and all of you, who tirelessley have been trudging through my blog posts: the food posts and the makup posts and the endless naval gazing posts.

That's right!  It's a Belly Blog Birthday Bonanza!

In honor of it, I drew you a picture (and keep scrolling and keep reading):
Behold, the majestic magical beauty that is the BELLYCORN!

Or so I thought.

When I solicited some feedback from the well informed denizens of the makeup board on makeup alley, I received the following:
  • "Is that a goatee?"
  • "the darker grey areas appear to be stubble... poorly groomed 'corn."
  • "She needs a waxing?"
  • "pubes?"
God, you people just can't appreciate good art.  I think that my standards of beauty is just different.  *scratches self*  To pretend to be more mainstreamlike, I gave it a brazillian wax:
Ow.

Thank you for joining me on this journey... on the George Washing Bridge.
IZ NOT A UNICYCLLLEEE!  >:(
I know many of you have been long-time readers and your company cheers me greatly.  For all your comments, your advice, your words of wisdom, your many funnies, I thank you!  Or hump your leg... whatever.  Same thing.

In honor of you & the hairy unicorn, I would like to offer you a chance you smear yourself with unicorn dandruff.  Iz a surprise, a unicorn surprise.  (I say check out my Instagram photo stream to get a pretty big hint.)

Starting today, you can enter to win a unicorn.  Ends midnight in two weeks.  I swear it is not a bag of unicorn pubes.  I totally pinky promise.  To enter for a chance to win, all you need to do is:
  1. Ask me a question in the comment field.  Best questions will be compiled into a future post (for ridicule & fingerpointing).
  2. Enter in the Rafflecopter Widget below (allows me to draw ONE random "winner."  This isn't to say that the rest of you are losers.  Well technically, you would be a loser.)
This is open internationally and you need to be 18 years or over to be considered a valid entry.  All terms & conditions are in the widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

77 comments :

  1. Congratulations on your two year anniversary!!!!!!!

    What I want to know: What is your most favorite thing to eat?

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  2. Congratulations, Belly! I admire your commitment and resolve to keep on blogging, it's scary to put yourself out there, especially on something as broad as the internet.

    My question for you: If you could design your own collection for your favorite makeup line (Suqqu, I presume) what would it be like? (Products, finishes, colors, special packaging, theme etc)

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  3. Belly! Why is the unicorn angry-looking? Aren't unicorns supposed to be happy all the time?

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    1. Agree w/ Rae here, Unicorn is happy creature, happy all the time. What's with the long face, Bellycorn?

      My dear Belly, congratulations to you!! Love 3x all your posts & bacon & Mini bellies & Bellycorn alike. My question: kimchi: napa? daikon? or bean sprout?

      Off to Instagram to glean some hints of what this Bellycorn beast may be..

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  4. Please do more navel gazing posts, Belly. And draw more Bellycorns for us - I understand your art.

    I'd like to know: what is your favorite book? Or a selection of books? Or an author? Or your favorite book recently? I just want to know ALL about the Belly books.

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  5. I want to know.......... your perfect palette of four eyeshadows

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  6. Congratulations, Belly!

    I want to know what is your favorite Sunday indulgence?

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  7. Happy blogiversary! What is your favorite blush?

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  8. Hi Belly! (waves) Congrats on 2 years! So, what perfume do you like to wear? Same every day? Different every day?Change it up with the seasons? All highly important questions :)

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  9. Happy anniversary for your blog! About your smelly brush on your Instagram... My Giorgio Armani Blender Brush smells also like a small dirty creature in the forest after rain. Is Paula Dorf sheer crease brush that good? My question for you: What makeup would you wear in a romantic sunset, in Santorini? Of course I offer babysitting - childcare! xoxo Big hugs from Greece!

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  10. Oh man I am still laughing. This post is HILARIOUS.

    Btw, aaaaaages ago (when I still had that thing called spare time) I was thinking of starting a blog, and I just... couldn't, because I thought it would make me spend needlessly if I had the excuse - so what you said about a financial toll really resonated with me.

    And my pact has been not to outgrow my storage, but I just bought a palette that doesn't fit. Not sure what to do now! But I love that your blog considers these things.

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    1. Oh. Heh. I finished reading the post (always smart to do that *before* commenting, right?) and noticed you want to be asked a question, so here it is: what is your dream job, and does it have anything to do with makeup?

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  11. Congrats on two years! My question for you is, what is your best makeup tip for the 40 & up crowd?

    sorry if this is a repeat, seems my post was eaten.

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  12. Belly I miss you! So glad you are back for today and with a special giveaway;). How should I apply highlighter so I don't look too sparkly?

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  13. Congrats Belly. I want to know if you have any pets? I can't remember reading any posts mentioning or seeing pics, maybe I haz bad memory (it's age alright?),

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  14. Bahahahahahaha that bridge picture gets me every time I look at it! Totally one of my favourite things! <3 I feel a little bad for the bellycorn though.... so misunderstood.... And then to have to go through the trauma of a brazilian! Ow is right! LOL

    Happy blogging birthday! Do you have a 'favourite' product from the past year, or if that's too hard to narrow down, what was a product that totally surprised you, be it good or bad?

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    1. Oh and just out of curiosity, how long does it take to wax a unicorn?

      I just said that out loud and yes it does sound every bit as wrong as I'd imagined. hahahahahahaha

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    2. Apparently using cold sugar wax didn't have the intended effect I was looking for.
      <.<


      >.>


      Bwahahahahah!

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  15. Happy blog birthday!! And I love those doodles. So cute!!!!!!!!

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  16. Congrats Belleh!! *pubes* hahahahhahah and lols some more!! I think Bellycorn looks great au naturel! Pubes for the win!

    My question: who would win in an epic food fight? Snowbelly or Bellycorn? And can we see a series of their adventures? :D

    Also if one was allowed just one item from each of Suqqu and Addiction, what would it be? My sis is going to Japan again, having hard time not telling to get me everything.

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  17. Congratulations on your two year anniversary!

    Btw, we need to hook you up with a tablet or a cintiq, you're making great art.

    Are you going to become a comic artist?

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  18. Trumpets on 2 years!
    How about a thought provo...prodding question?!-what are your thought on 'big' blogs and they (ahem!) 'not paid for' reviews that read like ' advertorials ' thinly veiled as genuine reviews Orrrrr if that is going to cause to much bellyaching then: to sparkle or not to sparkle I er the age of 40?! Trumpets please!!

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  19. Congratulations on your blog birthday Belly! Bellycorn looks like she is preparing to brave department store crowds; it must be that steely look of determination and BELLIgerence! :D

    My question: What was the product which first made you fall in love with makeup? Was it the pearlz?

    And a bonus question I've wanted to ask for a while: Which permanent line Suqqu eye palette would you recommend for an interesting colour/texture combination? Feeling torn between Konruri and Yomogiiro, but open to anything. Help me decide, wise Belly! :)

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  20. happy on your anniversary!!
    question: how do you come up with blog ideas?

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  21. First time here but I'm very entertained! I like the Bellycorn art and your writing style. Tons of fun. Happy Blogiversary. I want to try Rougue Bunny Rougue for the first time, and see you've review several products - what would be your favorite for a newbie to the brand to try (open to anything)?

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    1. Nicolette, specific colors may depend on your skin tone & color preferences, but really their blushes, their matte eye shadows and many of their eye shadows (Delicate Hummingbird, Abyssinian Catbird, Solstice Halcyon) can not be beat. Wonderful quality!

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  22. Happy Blog-iversary! *great big hugs* As for my question, Who is your favorite person on the site that shall remain nameless? MWhahahaha! Not me…? ok, how about your 2nd?…no? 3rd? D:< Do you even like me at all?!

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  23. Still chuckling at "poorly groomed 'corn" Happy Blogiversary!

    What are your beauty unicorns and to what lengths are you willing to go to secure them? A friend posted about a Tom Ford Burnished Amber quad on eBay (current bid is $275).

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  24. Honestly, I'd be fine with a bag of unicorn pubes. I'm sure they'd have some sort of magical healing power.

    Monika already asked about your favorite books and authors, so I GOT NOTHING. No, wait, I got something. If you could create a makeup line based on one book (or series), what would it be? And what would the makeup look like?

    Thank you for two years of delightful posts and Louvre-worthy drawings! <3

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  25. Happy 2nd Birthday Blog! You are hilarious! I love it! Thank you for this blog...I troll it every day at work. =))) Yes, I am one of those short lil "people" with crazy, I'd pick sea foam/teal hair and a fushia purple grass skirt.
    As for the question...how do you store all your beauty items as well as skin care? Mine are all over the place, on the vanity, in the bathroom (I have it in two bathrooms!!) under the sink/mirror, etc! I'm a mess =((

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  26. Happy on your anniversary!!
    I love how you also include food/recipes! Sort of a one stop shop, makeup, food and swatches. Oh My!
    Also, out of all the HE Asian brands you own, which is your absolute favorite and why?

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  27. If you could have only 1 face product, 1 eye product, and 1 lip product for the rest of your life, what would you pick?

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  28. Congratulations on your two fabulous years of Belly Bloggin'! Yours is truly my very favorite blog (I swear I don't say that to all the bloggers...) And I hope you keep on bloggin' for many years to come. I am already covered in angry unicorn pubes, so I won't pose a question for your contest. I just wanted to say I <3 you!!!!

    XO, Your Bloody (Mary) Partner in Beauty Crime

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  29. I would like to know your skincare secrets for such beautiful skin as you have sported herein!

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  30. Happy anniversary,
    Happy anniversary,
    Happy anniversary,
    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy Anniversary!

    Thank you for sharing yourself with us, clearly we all want more Belly! So to get to know you better, what do you sing in the car/shower, getting ready for your day?

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  31. Hi Belly! Congrats on two fantastic years o' bloggin!

    I wanted to know this: Regardless of whether you actually loved the item or not, what is the ONE product that you were the MOST excited about buying in all your years of cosmetic consumerism? And as a side note, was the excitement justified?

    A <3

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  32. Which four people would you invite to dinner (dead or alive)?
    And if you're cooking, what would be on the menu?
    Actually two questions but oh well! I've read every post and the navel gazing ones are some of my favourites - they speak so close to my heart. Happy anniversary!

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  33. If you could only use one makeup brand for everything for the rest of your life what would it be? What would be your sneaky cheat products? :D

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  34. I LOVE YOUR DRAWINGS SO MUCH!!!!!! MORE ILLUSTRATIONS PLS!!!!

    okay question time: if you could only use 5 brushes, which 5 would you pick? tools (beautyblender, spoolie, etc) don't count.

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  35. Ahahahaha the drawings are amazing :D!!!

    What advice would you give to your younger self?

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  36. ahh, congrats miss belly! ~ my question is simple: if you could attain one talent overnight and gain maximum proficiency without having to put any work into it, what would you pick?

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  37. I AM IN TEARS OF FUNNY. Seriously, I cannot stop laughing with your awesome grumpy unicorn and the brazilian wax adventure. Forget the shiny prize, can I please just have a printed, signed copy of the illustrations on this post? If you ever decide to do an illustrated storybook (which you should), I will buy 20 copies. K, thanks.

    Happy Belly, Belly. Please never give up on this "dinky" blog (I haz selfish reasons. I am sorry I don't often come out of lurkdom. I don't know if my silly comments do anything, but if they do I will do it more often <3)

    As for the not-unicorn-pubes prize (sad face, who knows what magical powers they might behold!) I happen to have a friend who is sad to have missed out on this particular unicorn, and is desperately trying to find one. This very kind friend has helped me with unicorns in the past, so if I am lucky, I would love to help her find her unicorn too!

    So here's a question: What is the funniest food?
    Not funky/iffy funny, but amusing, giggle inducing funny. Or is that just me? D:

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  38. Hi Belly,

    If you could be any animal in the world, what would you want to be? What country is on your wish list of places to visit?

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  39. Congratulations Belly! :-D you and your magnificent grumpy unicorn are an inspiration to us all! (Moreso the first unicorn- nothing will ever inspire me to give myself a Brazilian, I'm afraid ;-)

    Here's a question:

    How many 'corns could a Bellycorn scorn if a Bellycorn deigned to scorn 'corns?

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  40. Happy anniversary Belly. I started reading your blog several months ago and now I think I've caught up with all your posts. You crack me up! I do hope you keep blogging, even if your posts have to be sporadic and it doesn't have to be about new products either. Your sense of humor and taste is what keeps me reading. Keep it up!

    So my question is this. With all the products you have, how do you decide what to use each day? Do you just rotate them? I now have too much makeup because I'm feeling overwhelmed and sometimes will go with old favorites because I can't decide what new products I should play with. But then I still want so many of the pretties out there. Arghhh....first world problems!!

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  41. Belly! I wish your blog toddler more growth and strength in the coming years! I shall pass on my chance to win a bellycorn but I still want to ask a question.

    Q: You were away from Earth for a few months...because ALIENS. On your first day back, what hoomin food do you want to eat first, assuming alien food consists of just energy goo in different colors.

    By the way, the short black lines in the first pic are obviously not pewbs... unless a dye job happened up der…or down der... I mean, fierce bellycorn's got flowin' red manes!

    -Josie

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  42. Dear Belly,

    first of all, I would like congratulate you for your second blogniversary. I must have read your each an single post since you started blogging although Blogger doesn't always allow me to leave a comment (this is my third try already!) :-( Which then amazes me, has it really been 2 f*** years?
    Are we getting old???

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  43. Belly! Happy blogiversary! I love your brand of humor - always makes me giggle.

    QUESTION TIME. It must do with food, because all things are about food, really. What's your fave Korean comfort food dish? (AND CAN I HAZ THE RECIPE)

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  44. Congratulations on your two year anniversary! What do you most like to blog about?

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  45. Congrats! My question is what are your favorite recipes, besides the ones you've shown us already?

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  46. Five brushes. Go. Including Face/eyes/brows/anything else except hair or teeth.

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  47. Where is the Russians? Can this count as my question? ;)

    If not, which makeup moment are you most proud of?

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  48. Congratulations Belly Belly Bellyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
    My question: What colour(s) are unicorn pubes?
    Will you make Bellycorn Adventures a series on your blog? -- I'd be happy with 1 post every 3 months. But you can make your own schedule, ok?
    Who/what does Bellycorn hang out with?
    How did Bellycorn come to be?
    Does Bellycorn have special powers? What are they?

    Oops. Am I disqualified for asking several questions?
    Double oops (aka Oops-oops). I asked another one.

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  49. I saw your Suqqu post on Twitter...so my question is, what is your favorite Suqqu eyeshadow quad (or trio) and why? :) I just bought all 3 trios...in Suqqu heaven and wallet hell.

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  50. So if you aren't giving away that bag of unicorn pubes, what ARE you going to do with them??

    Congrats on two years though, that's not a small accomplishment!

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  51. My question: if Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a whole song about it?

    Emilybrockmeier at hotmail dot com

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  52. Congratulations!

    What is your favorite makeup item of all time?

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  53. Why is the bellycorn horn made of candycorn????????

    Man, you reminded me that my fourth blog birthday is coming up. Congrats on your two! More drawings and more bacon please. :DDD

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  54. Evolution of go-to looks through the years!!

    Bellycorn is very cute..

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  55. Congratulations and happy blogiversary! Please keep what you're doing because I love your humor!

    My question is if you won a spree (no $ limit), what would be the 3 makeup/beauty items you'd get?

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  56. Oh Belly, you sooooo funny!
    I saw your bellycorn, all stubbly and grumpy, and thought--oh hey, look. It's my ex, reincarnated. But wait...nope, the "horn's" too big!
    Thanks for always making me smile. :)

    My question: What always makes you smile, even when you're having a stubbly, grumpy day? xox

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  57. Wow two years already? Gratz for that!
    Since like yestarday that I start I read your blog and boom is a little children now lol
    My ask for you is: How you think wondegodingo change in your real life in this time? And how you think about the evolution of this blog?
    Maybe you can do a post like a some kind of retrospective and changes that bloguesphere (i don't know how write this word lol) made on you, how affect your confidence and things like that!!!

    Belly gratz again for that, I hope you continue writing for us for a long time, cause I really like your swatches and reviews and really trust on your opinion.
    Hope you have a lot of fun with that and continue do Bellycorns from us, I understand your art and laugh a lot of a unicorn with a brasilian wax lol
    xoxo

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  58. Hi Belly. I really enjoy your blog, and YOUR HUMOR!!! You always make me giggle, which I need since I am raising four boys!

    My question is: What would be on your list of the top ten all-around best makeup products?

    Thanks so much!
    Paige
    paiges4boys at gmail dot com

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  59. i'm ashamed to finally come out of the lurky shadows, but i wanted to say i love your blog and it's inspired entirely too many purchases for me. prior to your blog, i'd never even heard of suqqu or surratt.

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  60. How does a snowman-person-thing ride on a bellycorn

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    1. Darn shitty blogger on iPhone.

      Continuation: ...? Inquiring minds need to know. Happiness is at stake.

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    2. THEY CAN NOT EXIST .. ooh, why am I yelling? they can't exist in the same place at the same time. It's like Superman and Clark Kent.

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  61. Congratulations Belly - two whole years! My question is - what motivates you to keep at blogging? :) I'm a long-time lurker and I've always admired bloggers who have the discipline or willpower or unicorn power?! to keep writing these awesome posts that help us to empty our wallets and keep the economy going. (Yes that's how I justify my purchases to husband haha)

    Oh, and if it ain't too greedy for me to ask another question, I'd love to see a blog post on how you apply blusher! Hugz!

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  62. What is your favourite post you have ever written?

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  63. congratulations!

    I was going to ask what's your favorite makeup brush, but since it's already been asked hmmm... what's your favorite childhood memory?

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  64. Congrats on your blog birthday!
    What current makeup trend are you embracing the most?

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  65. Congratulations on two years!! I love reading your blog, it's so informative while entertaining, and you are so personable :)

    Here's my question: What would you name your blog if you were starting today and Wondegondigo was taken?

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway and the detailed reviews that have been incredibly helpful in discovering new brands and saving money by avoiding products that wouldn't work for me.

    Q: Which post are you most proud of having written?

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  67. Happy anniversary?

    Can the bellycorn be rented for parties? Will the pubes scare young children? Will he poop jellybeans?

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  68. That's supposed to be "happy anniversary!" Not a question.

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  69. Love your blog, both beauty and cooking-related posts. Question from a fellow avid cook--sweet or savory? I used to have a huge sweet tooth, and now seem to favor salty stuff.

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