Wednesday, April 13, 2011

South of the border

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I’m soaking up the sun in Mexico….with four layers of sunscreen on mind you.   If the sun touches my bare skin I turn into a giant walking freckle within 2 seconds flat…no exaggeration.

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We are being super duper lazy…. I’m a master at being super duper lazy.  My poor husband has been in the churro truck line pretty much the whole time we’ve been here fetching chocolate filled churros for his lazy wife and his kids sleeping on the beach.  He loves us.

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Before we left I got these fun charm packs….this fabric line is so bright and summery…it reminds me of Mexico.  The fabric is Treasures and Tidbits by Piece O’ Cake Designs for Robert Kaufman.

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And since I’m pretty sure I’m going to be stuck on the beach in a churro induced coma for the next week…I’m going to give them away.  Leave a comment on this post to enter….I’ll choose a random winner sometime in a few days. 

P.S.  If  you never hear from me again…its because I’m the proud new owner of a churro truck and I’m staying here forever.

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Laura said...

What a cute and funny post. I love Mexico! Hope you are having fun.

Mollie said...

Sounds like you are having a great time! If you invest in the Churro truck and live there forever, let me know...I've never had a chocolate filled churro so I would definitely have to swing by for a visit:o)

Amy said...

I love your idea of a vacation! Please, please eat an extra chocolate-filled churro for me :-)

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

ShelliRae said...

How fun!!! Hope you have a great time. Thanks for the giveaway.

jan said...

What a great vacation! Hope you come back some day with some churro induced creative inspirations!

Shelley said...

Mexico sounds heavenly - enjoy! And those fabrics are fabulous, thanks so much!!

Cathy said...

Have fun and cute charm packs or what???

rachkatt said...

Yay! How fun! I think I would be ordering the platanos fritos...I had those in the Dominican Republic...so good!! But churros are delicious too :)

Sharon said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I know I would love to be soaking up the sun on a beach too. Hope your family has a great time!!

Mandi said...

SO jealous!!!! That picture of the baby just makes me smile. So do all those fabrics! :0

Have a great time!

Debbie in Chico/Sacto said...

Lucky you. I love Mexico too. I have to wait until Sept for my trip there. Would love to win a charm pack. The colors are great! Enjoy your family time.

Giannopoulos Family said...

So jealous!!! Sitting up here in Alaska wishing I could jump into your pics.

Megan said...

Have a fabulous time! Eat hardy! ;)

Kim said...

So jealous of the Mexico trip. Have fun!

Sarah said...

Oh oh I tasted one of those late last year north of Australia... yummo - even asked hubby if we could sell them in Tasmania. We looked into it!! I wish I was on that beach. WOuld be oh so nice.

Thank you for the give away. My son still loves your raw edge circle quilt. He and I 'share' it most evenings : o )

Dawn said...

I'm so jealous!! Your baby looks so comfy... I wish I could be taking a nap on the beach right now!! :)

Erica said...

Jealous! Especially of the chocolate churros.

Tia Cebolla said...

I love Mexico!!!...have a nice week!!

Nicole said...

Lovely - i can't decide what to do for our Spring break - so many projects I can't relax...Enjoy Mexico!

Shannon said...

I'm not much of a beach girl myself...but that babe has the right idea. And I wouldn't say no to a chocolate-filled churro!

Polka Dot Palm Tree said...

Lucky you1 I hope you are snoozing some right along with your little one! Enjoy the churros and the sun! I agree the fabrics put me into a summertime frame of mind...

Kacey said...

I love the color way of that collection. And if I can't have sun here in crappy weather central (Utah), I will take some consolation in bright colors!

P.S. Best wishes with your new churro biz. :)

Jo said...

Mmmmm... chocolate curros...
Mmmm... cute charm packs...

Rita said...

Sun? I think I've seen that sometime in my lifetime. I am ready for some brightness!

Sharon said...

Hope you are having a lovely vacation -- churros are delish aren't they? What a fun post this was! Love that fabric -- thanks for picking one of us lucky ones. Be safe!

manybooks said...

Sunscreen and churros :) ENJOY!

Christine M said...

Mmmm churros sound nice (and fattening!!). What a lovely photo of your baby sleeping. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Danielle said...

Lucky you! Enjoy the churros! They taste so much better when someone else is making (and even fetching) them! That fabric is fabulous :)

Julie said...

Ah... napping on the beach- a slice of heaven! Enjoy

Annette said...

Sounds like a wonderful heavenly vacation. I could sure use some sun...right now it is snowing. And here I thought it was supposed to be Spring!

Brittany said...

Mexico sounds great! I can't wait to be at the beach this weekend!

Diana said...

I've never had a filled churro but it sounds delightful. And since it again is snowing here, please send some warmth north. Thank you for the fun sprocket pillow tutorial. Not quite finished with them but it sure has been fun selecting fabrics to bring some spring to my brown family room.

Kelsey said...

mmmm churros... I am pretty jealous. But I would probably feel better if I won. :)

Kris said...

Have a great restful vacay! Enter
Me please.

liz said...

Looks like fun! I haven't been to Mexico since I was a kid. Chocolate filled churros sound delish!

Allison said...

Cute fabric! It does look rather beachy.

Nancy said...

I could go for a chocolate filled churro... sign me up for the goodness. Oh wait you're giving away fabric... I could go for that too. Thanks for sharing and have fun.

Linz said...

FUN!! I wish I were there with you!! :)

Kimie said...

I wouldn't mind a beach to sit on. Have fun!

Also, see if you can get a recipe and blog it!

tusen said...

Have a great time! I would love to join you in sleeping on the beach :)
Lovely fabrics, thanks for the giveaway.

Laurel said...

Churros filled with chocolate? Ummm, yes please!
Oh, and the fabric is yummy too!

Stephanie said...

Looks like you're having a wonderful vacation! Enjoy yourself! Thanks for the giveaway, those fabrics are simply darling!

Bailey said...

Jealous of your vacation time - enjoy the rest of it. Thanks for the chance to win some sunny fabrics!

Melissa said...

What a fun vacation for your family. I think the picture of your little guy sleeping should be on your Christmas card next year....it's adorable.

Jon and Jolie said...

Those are awesome! have fun on vacation. . . it looks beautiful. . . and enjoy those churros!

Lexi said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Hope you survive the tough days and get back to sewing some day ;)

lexilucas@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Have a cheery churo time!
selahmama4 at yahoo dot com

Barbara said...

Mexico--one of my favorite places on earth. . .

Trisha said...

Sounds like fun! I am glad you guys are enjoying yourself.

Erica said...

oh i'd give anything to be in the warm sun & not in the snowy weather we are experiencing here! snow in april... doesn't that just make you want to give me free stuff?! if anything, out of pitty?!!
have a blast! mexico sounds dreamy!

Angela D. said...

Churros are so YUMMY! Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabric!

Hedgehog said...

Lovely give-away! Enjoy the beach. I've never been to Mexico, but churros, I know. Yum!

ange_moore said...

Hmmm, a churros van - sounds like a plan! Your kids look pretty happy on the beach and I'm with you about turning into one huge freckle if I get too much sun.

And that fabric is gorgeous - would love to win (if the random generator is on my side)!

Alisa said...

Have fun! Your little guy is adorable.

Chelsea said...

mmmm Churros!! Id love to win, thanks. Id love to be in Mexico too. I hope this giveaway includes us international followers!!!!

Lisa said...

I'll take it! (And the trip to Mexico, too!)

Melody said...

I'm envious of your vacation...would love to be on a warm beach right now! Have a great time. And thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)

goseemakeanddo said...

Those fabrics are very Mexican like! Nice and bright! Jealous of your holiday!

natalie christensen said...

That looks amazing! I have never heard of a chocolate filled churro, that is worth the trip right there! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.

Elizabeth said...

So fun! The trip and the charm pack. I'd like one of each!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Hee hee... looks like fun! And, I'd probably buy a truck too!!

Adele said...

Choccie filled churro yummo! You lucky thing. How precious does your sleepy baby look... I will get to Mexico one day (first pay off the new Bernina). Love these fabrics, I'm crossing my fingers and toes. :)

Julie said...

Love the fabrics, and jealous of your relaxing in the sunshine! Enjoy!

Wendi said...

I have always been to nervous to enter, but Friday the 15th is my birthday, if that gets me anywhere. I enjoy your blog, have a great vacation.

Penny said...

I've never had a chocolate filled churro, they sound delicious. The fabrics look delicious too!

Jessica said...

Didnt know you could fill a churro with chocolate. Costco needs to get on that! Love the fabric

bprinz said...

Enjoy your vacation and thank you for the chance to win those beautyful fabrics!

karen said...

I love that print that you're showing in the red and yellow. So beautiful!

sylvia said...

Wish i could be there - it looks so nice!!!
I love the foto with your sleeping child ;)
Thanks for giving away these pretty fabrics.
sunny greetings from Spain,
Sylvia

Sandy said...

That picture of your baby is precious! Isn't that the life! Love churros and love Mexico (since I was born there) I'm so jealous since I haven't been in a long time!


Those charm packs are ADORABLE :)
Happy vacation!

Alisa said...

Such cute fabric. Enjoy your vacation!

Flying Blind... said...

Wow - enjoy your holiday! Thank you for thinking if us even when you shouldn't be!

Kristie said...

How sweet- love your baby sleeping on the beach. Have a great trip, and thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara said...

... proud new owner of a churro truck - you just made my day ! too good to be true

cherie godbey said...

Looks like fun!

Catherine said...

wow, you are on holiday and still doing a giveaway, thats fantastic. Here in the UK it is cold and grey and your pictures have given me hope that we might see the sun sometime soon!! Enjoy the rest of your trip

Leslie L said...

Sounds yummy (the churro)
Looks yummy ( the charm pack!)

One Shabby Chick said...

You are so funny - I want some fried platanos - yum! Hope you have a fun time and don't get too fried!

Erin said...

Fun! I am with you on the giant freckle! I'm the same way. eringustafson@live.com

sewcarmendoes said...

Sounds like you couldn't have a better time - or husband for that matter. Hope you keep enjoying yourself. The fabrics look superlicious BTW :)

scrapwerk said...

Ha! I can totally understand your churro addiction! And what a lovely husband you have. I have one of these fabulous versions of men at home and can´t appreciate him enough. :)

Quynh said...

Have you tried the leche filled churro...yum yum! Enjoy the sun and warmth.

The charm pack reminds me of happy sunny days! Thanks for brightening our days, since it's raining here in Seattle.

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

I will keep my eye out for the Cluck Cluck Churros truck! :) What a great vacation you had! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Leah said...

churros are so delicious and that fabric looks great too! enjoy your time away

Danielle said...

I have never been...but this makes me want to go to Mexico today. Sunny beaches make me happy:)

Kirsten said...

Gorgeousness! And I am sooo jealous of your super duper lazy state, wish I was there! Have fun :)

justsomestuffimade said...

Mexico sounds fun ;)
But that fabric sounds fun too - something to enjoy until I can get my paws on a holiday! Hugs, Ruth S

Mini MNM's said...

I am the Same way with sunscreen! Have a blast!

sebbie said...

We had our best holiday ever in Mexico! SOunds like yours is pretty good too. Thanks for the chance to win.

sarah.bowyer@ntlworld.com

Elizabeth said...

How exciting! (Both the vacation and the charm pack.) Enjoy that sun!

Sara said...

Enjoy your vacations...and by the way...amazing fabric

Judy said...

Jealous! Just keep reminding myself that summer is coming. Love the bright, colorful fabrics!

Sima J said...

I am so jealous .. we are heading towards winter down here in lil ol' NZ! :-(
If you cant be bothered sending those fabrics all the way here I would LOVE to have them! :-) Have a fantastico holiday!! :-)

Deb said...

YAY for relaxing, Mexico, and churros!

Crafty Christina said...

What I wouldn't do to be napping on a beach right now!!

Toni said...

Just a teensy bit jealous here, but not sure if it's for the churros or the beach. Congratulations on getting some lovely family time in a tropical locale!

Susan said...

I love your website and love your work! Love this fabric as well!

Kathy said...

I so want to be where you are! It is still so cold here!!! I'd love to win those fabrics. They are definitely me! Thanks for being so generous!

Ruth said...

Hooray for the giveaway! And for churros, and beaches, and vacation time, and freckles (yes, I also turn into a giant walking freckle jst the way you do).

Debbie said...

What a great post :) It's good to see that you and the family can relax, you always seem so busy! Love the baby picture! Enjoy!

Lisa Marie said...

What bright happy fabrics! Enjoy the sun in Mexico. Not too many things better than beautiful fabric, but Mexico is one!

lurban said...

I'd love to get either the charm pack or a churro. Gracias!

Petit Design Co. said...

mmm churros and platanos fritos... i'd weigh so much when I got back!

RyanSarahN said...

Thanks for the giveaway! have a great vacation!

hawkeyejlp said...

Hooray for the churro truck (and the hubby that fetches!) and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

skyefraser said...

They look gorgeous! Would love to use them in my sewing!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am ever so jealous of your location. I hope you are all having a great time.

Laura said...

What a great hubby you have! Looks like you are having a fun and relaxing time away! Enjoy!

Bonnie said...

I would love a holiday in Mexico! Oh well, I will suffice to hitting the beach an hour and a half away - we apparently have some of the nicest in Australia so i will have to believe it. But no Churio truck!! Such gorgeous fabrics - giving away?? Too much sun! Would love to help you out with them?

Katypie said...

Big simple flowery patterns are always my favorite! Have a wonderful time in Mexico!

tpott said...

Warmth? Whats that? Here in NY Spring isn't here yet.:( I'm green with envy, have a great time it looks wonderful. Chocolate churros who new? Sounds tasty, enjoy. Thanks for thinking of the not as fortunate, who are still wearing flannel pj's. Have a great time! ;>

Erin said...

Those are beautiful and I can totally see how those bright golds and reds remind you of Mexico. I'd love to turn them into a quilt.

Deb said...

Lucky you! It was 77 here yesterday until a cold front moved through, now it's supposed to be 47 today. Where is spring? Thanks

Laura Beech said...

You are so sweet. I have a ton of projects just for charm packs. Pick me :)

sbmeeks said...

So fun! I'm trying to talk the hubby into a beach vacation after summer's over! I can see some HST out of those beauties!

OhioMomPatriot said...

Enjoy the beach for all of us...LOL! If you are able to see some of the preparations for the easter celebrations, your kids will love it! I used to live an hour from the border and I do miss it some days! Thank you for a beautiful giveaway!

Melissa said...

Sounds (and looks!) like you're having a blast! That's great! Thanks for the chance to win!

kimland said...

Too FUN! Would love to be a beach bum, right about now! Enjoy!!!

Catherine said...

yummy churros! how about you have a churro for me and I'll take a charm pack off your hands. ;)

Brandi said...

I'm dreaming of a lazy day on the beach! Enjoy! The fabric is beautiful thaks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

Your vacation sounds delightful-enjoy and thanks for the giveaway!

cshamp said...

So jealous! Looks like you are having a lovely time. Enjoy!
(And thanks for the giveaway!)

Beeberry Farm Designs said...

Ahhh churros, beaches, Mexico and beautiful fabric the things dreams are made of.

Cindy said...

The fabric looks adorable (and so does that sleeping baby!). Enjoy your vacation!

Chris said...

Cute post, I am still giggling! :) Sweet picture of your little one sleeping on the beach, aww the life! Love the charm packs, see lots of possibilities. Thanks for the give away!!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Enjoy the sun and soak up some rays for all of us :)

shez said...

love this post and i have never had a churros,are they sweet or savoury,and what a cute bubby having a sleep.

Kate said...

Yay, have a great rest of your trip! Thanks for the chance to enter.

Patricia said...

Those are beautiful!WANT!

Emma said...

What a lovely vacation, much better than rainy New York! Enjoy the beach :)

Tanya said...

Enjoy your vacation! Looks like you are enjoying the culture.

Kristen and Ryan said...

I love this fabric line! I have always loved Piece O' Cake, they have the best patterns/books.

diplofam said...

I lived in Mexico for two years and had a few too many churros :) the best was the birthday parties that we went to that had the churro maker there--and you could have as many as you wanted--bad! Enjoy yourself! Thanks for the giveaway!
carin
margaretshopechest@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

Oh I hope you are having fun. sure looks like it. That baby is way too cute! I hope you don't stay on that truck you could be too big to fit behind your machine. But they are good, I love them too.

have a great trip home.

cathy

Maxwells said...

Jealous, I SO need a vacation!

Cindy said...

Sounds like you're having fun!! I had to look up and see what a churro is:) - sounds yummy!! I love, love, love charm packs so this is right up my alley. Have a great time!!:)

Tucker said...

Ooh! Pick me! Consider it reparations for your lovely trip to Mexico (with Churros!) while I'm stuck in a spring snowstorm in South Dakota! They really are lovely fabrics! Enjoy that vacation and thanks for the giveaway!

Cloudmom said...

The beach can be so much fun for a family! Enjoy!

beautifulladybird said...

Deep fried dough surrounding chocolate sounds pretty stinkin good right about now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sasha said...

Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation!! Sounds like you are having fun =D

Neicee said...

OMG What a great post! I love Churro's Never had one filled with Chocolate. How nice it is to have a vacation and some time as a family.. Enjoy! PS Love the fabric!

pinkbrain said...

Enjoy your vacation and don't turn into a giant freckle!

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

I would love a vaca like that! My trips are usually traveling with my son to visit my family while my husband stays home and works. Not complaining, just saying a little bit of what you are experiencing would be a nice change. Have fun and thanks for the giveaway!

The Robinsons said...

Wow. I love the colors of the fabric. And I LOVE churros!

Becky said...

Enjoy the time in the sun & the sand in your toes...heaven! And, those fabrics are beautiful :)

Brita said...

Thanks for sharing -- I feel calm just looking at the pics :-) Until the charms popped up, love those! Salsa time!

Michaela H said...

Churros Yum! Love the fabric too. :)

stitchinpenny said...

I have reached the time in my life that I get to travel and a churro sounds good. I am a little chicken about traveling to Mexico though. The charm packs are fantastic.

Samantha C said...

If I win, I'll name the quilt I make Churro in your honor. ;0)

Jenny said...

thanks for a chance! i really need to gift this charm pack to a friend, so would be great to win!

ssmith said...

Those colors are amazing! And I'm so jealous of your trip to Mexico. I could go for some sun right now...

audreypawdrey said...

That sounds delightful! Those charm packs are beautiful, too!

Jemm said...

Wow, Mexico! Maybe this could be my first quilting project :) Love the colors!

Karen H said...

Enjoy your vacation.... and please post a picture of the churros.... :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for thinking of us while you are relaxing in Mexico. Have a fabulous vacation. Gorgeous fabrics.

scott said...

Precious baby pic. Thanks for the generous giveaway! Eve

knitbysue said...

Enjoy Mexico ! I've never worked with a charm pack before but I'm sure I would figure something out if I won it.

Kristen said...

sounds like a nice relaxing vacation...I can't remember what it's like to see babies sleeping, since mine don't. LOVE LOVE LOVE the charm packs.

Kristen

B. said...

Love the babe picture! If only we could all just fall asleep wherever we wanted. And hurray for the chuurio, can you mail be back a few?

Kate from Happytown said...

I have always thought that a lazy vacation is the best kind of vacation! Enjoy the rest of your time in Mexico, and good job using that sunscreen!

Suzie said...

My husband would stand in that line for me, too! Gotta love men like that!

Sandra said...

Looks like you are having an awesome get-away, so lather on the lotion and eat those chuurios while you can:)

Ursula said...

Now that's my kind of vacation. I'll have to google churro but if it has chocolate how can it be anything but yummy. Have fun.

uschbear at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Man, I could do with a chocolate covered churro right now, not to mention some sunshine! I hope you're having a fantastic vacation!

Julie said...

ooh fun, thanks for sharing your vacation (and vacation fabric) with us!!

craftmom said...

I love your post, I am the same way with the sunscreen and being a freckle:) I hope you have a super vacation!

byneedleandthread said...

mmm churros sound so good. I love piece o 'cake! please enter me in the giveaway! enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Lori said...

Very cute fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win. Enjoy your vacation.

Lynne said...

Came in from My Sewing Circle - led by Disappearing Nine Patch. I'm a new quilter so thanks for sharing the pattern - it looks easy and fun (especially with a charm pack).

Enjoy your holiday in Mexico.

Duff said...

I hope you're getting the churros that are filled with evaporated milk and not just poured over it. Cause really, you haven't had a proper sugar coma 'til you've had a few of those.

Hasta Luego mi amiga!!

Jamie said...

Churros are so yummy! Enjoy your vacation!

Jennifer said...

Oh, the fabric looks just as delicious as the churros sound. Yum on both accounts. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Kelli said...

We used to have a Mexican restaurant in town that made the best churros! I always say I'm going to make them at home, but I don't...
Ps. The fabrics are gorgeous! So sunny! Perfect for my sunny Florida sewing room, don't you think?! ;)

Bev said...

The fabric is wonderful! I am wishing I was on a beach in Mexico right now. Snow last night where we are!!

Donna said...

Enjoy your vaction and lazy time!

Michelle Jensen said...

That sounds yummy!! Nothing like sugar sweetness. Cute fabrics!! They do shout mexican vacation.

Margaret said...

Oh, napping on the beach sounds so good right about now!

Alexis said...

ooohhh, churros, yum! The fabric is beautiful, thanks for the giveaway! Have a fun and safe trip!

ashley said...

Love the bright fabrics, jealous of your beach time!

Malmbergs said...

So glad you are getting a vacation after all the work you did on the Japan disaster quilt. Enjoy your trip and relax. Thanks for a chance to win those charm packs.

Kiera said...

the fabric is amazing and you left that fabric to go get freckled!?!?

Matt, Emily, Tobin, & Heidi said...

My husband and I are going to Mexico in a few short weeks (first vacation in seven years!) and your post made me even more excited about our trip! I can't wait to be super lazy and stuff myself with churros, too!!

Rasu said...

Have a fun trip and please do come back...and do post lovely tutorials....like the sprocket Pillows..We love ur blog :)

Jess said...

what a sweet hubby! Sounds like a great trip.

Sue D said...

Enjoy your vacation--everyone needs to be lazy sometimes--it recharges our batteries!

Lindley said...

Sounds like a good vacation!

Kim @The Little Things said...

Enjoy your time in Mexico! Mmm...churros sound yummy.

FrancisMoore said...

What lovely fabric. fmoore11589@comcast.net

Elsa said...

Churro heaven, have a lovely time being lazy!
thanks for the chance to win some really lovely fabric too!

Nana Vicky said...

Chocolate, the beach, and a man to wait on you. What could be better? I would never go home.

Irene said...

Love those bright colors, my mind is full of so many possibilities! (jealous of the beach, we got more snow today in Utah!)

Andrea said...

soak up that sunshine! hope i win :) thanks for the chance

Mrsblocko said...

What an awesome vacation! Eat a churro for me!

Katie said...

A vacation - I'm not sure I know what that is. Have Fun! wkpanter at yahoo dot com

Gwyneth said...

so much fun!

Janice said...

That sounds wonderful...I could use a warm beach now as opposed to wet and snow Utah. Could use those cute fabrics too!! Pick Me!!!

Amy said...

Have a great time in Mexico!

Carol said...

Never had a churro but they must be good from all the comments. But I would be leary about going anywhere in Mexico. Fabrics are great. I love anything from those POC gals!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What a wonderful vacation! I wish I was on a beach, soaking up the sun. Thanks for the chance to win!

writingthislife.com said...

My first brand new sewing machine and I would love you forever if you sent us those lovely fabrics!

-Anna, www.writingthislife.com

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