Monday, January 4, 2010

Minnie Mouse Apron

Last year, Disneyland was letting guest get in for free on their birthdays. Since Stacie and I just happen to have the same birthday, November 26th, (kind of happens like that when you're a twin) we thought it would be fun to go just the two of us. We'd shop all we want, have lunch without anyone spilling milk or entertaining babies while waiting for food, and go on some big kid rides. I was mostly excited about having a relaxing day without kids! Don't get me wrong, I love them to death, but a day without them is needed every once in a while. And it had been a while.

We mostly shopped. While there, Stacie decided to redo her kitchen in a Minnie/Mickey theme. She got a bunch of really cute Minnie/Mickey kitchen utensils and other fun stuff.

While shopping, we saw this really cute minnie Apron. I looked at the price, and said, "I could make this"! I say that all the time. I showed the apron to Stacie, who also agreed that it was way cute! We also thought that we could make it even cuter! I told her I'm going to make one for our mom for Christmas next year in 2010. She then said, "Good. I'll make it for her for her birthday", which is 3 weeks before Christmas. I laughed because we're always trying to one-up each other, and she beat me.


Well, while on the way home, I was thinking about what to get Stacie for her birthday. I hadn't gotten her a gift yet and then the thought came to me. She got a bunch of really cute kitchen stuff while at Disneyland. Won't she need a matching apron?

So, I set out to make it for her. It was actually really easy to make. I didn't want to put the ruffle around the pocket, because I thought that would be too girly for Stacie. I got a minnie mouse embrodery applique on line, and put her name on it for that personalized touch. The only thing I wish I would have done differently is made the minnie bigger. She got it on Christmas, ony a month late, but she loved it. My mom also loved hers that I gave her for her birthday this year! (Ha ha beat that, Stacie!)


For those of you who want an apron like this for yourself, you're in luck. I made an extra one! Well, I didn't finish the pocket. I don't know your name yet! Just post a comment on this blog and then post a link on your own personnal blog regarding this apron. That will get you one entry in the drawing. If you want to up your odds, if you sign up to follow our blog you will receive another entry for a total of 2. 1 winner will be picked on January 13th.

104 comments:

  1. that is a really cute apron! i love polka dots and of course minnie! you are awesome stephanie! you girls look so much a like...i guess that's what happens when you have a twin! : )

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  2. You are both so talented! I love it! miss you both!
    Tali

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  3. Love the apron your soooo talented,I love love love the color !!
    Diane

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  4. OK, I'm signing up to follow your blog and I really really really want this adorable apron. please go take a look at my blog too. Thanks for such a great giveaway. You're just too cute yourself.

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  5. Love, Love, Love the apron. I actually like your version better than the Disney one. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

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  6. Oh, and I signed up to follow your blog!

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  7. Love the apron! Signing up to follow and I will be posting your giveaway also.

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  8. Wow! That is just sooooo cute!!! It is very cheerful! It would brighten up any grey days! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Hello Girls! Can't wait to see what you have instore for your blog! Love the pics of the babes! CUTE apron!!!!!!! xox

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  10. This has to be one of the cutest aprons I've seen in a long time.

    I've signed up to follow your blog and added you on my favorite blog list over on my side bar too. I don't want to miss out on your posts.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  11. Oh I wanted to let you know I added a link to your blog at the end of my post today also. Hope you get lots of people coming over from my blog.

    Hugs.
    Joanne

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  12. Adorable! It would look so cute hanging with my other aprons! I can picture it wrapped snuggly around my hubby's waist as he helps me out in the kitchen! I think I need a pic of him in one of mine!

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  13. Sooo cute! Please enter me! I blogged about it here:
    http://sharrissnapzshotz.blogspot.com/2010/01/apron-giveaway.html

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  14. I am a Disney Girl! I just got back a few weeks ago! Would love to win the apron! Have a great day.
    Lorri

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  15. Oh how adorable - my daughter is a minnie fan and would look so darn cute wearing this apron. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I rushed over here from the Beehive Cottage where I hear wonderful things about you! The apron is precious and I would be thrilled to win! I live in FL and it would work perfectly in my kitchen, too. You look really cute as a model! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a new follower! Can't wait to get acquainted with you and your blog!

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  17. I just found you through Creative Studio's blog and I like what I see. I'm a new follower and am going to post about your blog. Love the polka dots and would really like to win. Thank you for the chance.

    Carolyn

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  18. Wow Thanks for the chance at all your candy sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
    http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow, what a cute apron. Much cuter than the one from Disney. I collect aprons and would love to ad this to my collection. I have a problem though. I have three daughters and they would love this too. Do you sell these?

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  20. oooh kitten...It's adorable! My baby chick who is 18 was ment to live in Disneylad!!! She has spent every life moment there...from congrats for good grades to even her sweet 16 birthday party...all with micky...she would die over this too cute for words apron! Adorable...thx for the giveaway! Sisters...hee hee...love the one up!

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  21. It's nice! Thanks for chance to win ;*

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  22. Darling apron and I would love to wear it Valentine's cooking in my kitchen. pj

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  23. The apron is adorable. My daughters name is Staci too, just spelled different :).

    Trish

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  24. I posted the giveaway on my blog Life's Journey: http://madisonfamily9.blogspot.com

    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Trish

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  25. ciao!bellissima la tua idea! partecipo anch'io!! ti linko su http://maestrainfanzialaura.blogspot.com
    ciao laura

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  26. Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!!I am a follower also and added a link to the sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/
    Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

    Greetings from Russia,
    Ukka

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  27. That is so cute! Sounds like a fun day. I love how you reinterpretid the apron at the store and made it cuter. I didn't know you had a blog. My blog is ben-and-mary.blogspot.com.

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  28. Hi!! HAppy new Year!! I love this pratty gift!! I want it!! I added your link into my blog and I hope to win it!!
    Greeting from Italy
    Barbara

    www.mylittledreamliving.blogspot.com

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  29. I cannot tell you how much I love that apron! We are big Disney fans in our house and I love love love aprons!

    -Amy
    http://craftingbycandlelight.blogspot.com

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  30. I love it! You did a great job! Great blog too!

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  31. I agree greatest apron I have seen it in a long time.....

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  32. Great job on the apron and I love your blog!

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  33. OOHH I just posted and will link all about this GREAT apron. Oh how I love me some red!
    XoxoGapGirl

    http://thegapgirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/be-still-my-heart.html

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  34. I am now a follower too
    XoxoGapGirl

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  35. I really love that apron---I just redid my kitchen in bright red plaid and black n white cow colors--it is bright and cherry in there now--so that red polka dot apron would "fit" right in!!! and I just love aprons!!!
    Hugs, Di & CO.

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  36. The apron is super cute, but I think i am more excited just to have found such a cute blog to follow. Lately I have been blog hopping and have been finding the most ADORABLE blogs. Everything from family life, decorating to talented bloggers like your self. Thank you for sharing! (and thank you Gap Girl for posting!)

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  37. Wow!! How cute is that. Count me in on this great giveaway.

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  38. I'm now a follower! Come hop over my way soon.

    Happy New Year!

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  39. I love the apron! I don't have a blog, but I'm now a follower. Hope that earns me one entry into the giveaway :)

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  40. Super Cute!! I would love this apron. Red is my kitchen color!

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  41. Oh how sweet and do I have a heart for Minnie see my blog name is it a clue? I add my name please put my name in Minnie's hat!

    Thanks Robin @ www.minnieinnyc.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow! Look at these comments and followers! Keep on blogging!!! xox

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  43. Hello! I'm just looking for a new apron! I follow your blog and I posted your link in mine. If you want to follow my cooking blog, please click here http://panperfocaccia-grianne.blogspot.com/
    Have a nice day!!
    Cristina

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  44. ciao,
    that is a really cute apron! i love pois and of course minnie!
    your link is on my blog and now i am a new follower.
    ciao
    coccinelle

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  45. That is adorable! I need a cute apron SO BADLY! LOL- You have to count me in for the give-away!!

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  46. It's simply adorable just like your blog,good work!


    kisses,Giovanna

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  47. I would love a chance to win! I am off to mention your great giveaway on my blog and signing up to be a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Debbie
    ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

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  48. What a beautiful apron. I do not have one and this one is so special.....m...

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  49. wow... it's beautiful! thanks for the chance...

    hugs from italy
    eli

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  50. very very... nice...!! from Italy.. we hope to winner.... we link your giveaway on our blog
    la-mansarda-delle-idee.blogspot.com
    ciao Stefy e Silvy

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  51. This apron is so cute! What a great job you have done. Thanks for the chance to wear it!!

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  52. hello!

    how fun to do a minnie retro kitchen! this apron is absolutely adorable and cool all at once.

    i just popped over from sweetiepie maryjane's blog. she is spreading the word!

    have fun!

    xo
    elyse

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  53. So cute, I'd like to win and I blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/minnie-mouse-apron/6756696
    Thanks.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  54. following your blog.
    I love that apron!!!!

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  55. From one Disney lover to another, please enter me in your lovely apron giveaway!!

    Tammy

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  56. What a super cute apron. By the look of your blog, you keep yourself creatively busy. I hopped over here from Bee Hive cottage, you know see has great things to say about you ;) I would just love to win this apron and also look forward to knowing you better. I am a new follower.
    Blessings in 2010!

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  57. OMG!!! That apron is so cute and I just love Minnie Mouse. When my kids were younger, their room was done in Mickey and Minnie Mouse. I would love the chance to win!!!!

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  58. Very cute apron! I hope to win!

    cindy_sullivan@hotmail.com

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  59. I am following your blog...

    cindy_sullivan@hotmail.com

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  60. Love this too much!! Better than any I have seen in the "world"!

    Darby

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  61. That Apron is Darling! I love it to bits!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  62. I am following your blog and posted about your giveaway on one of my blogs at http://thisthatandalittlemore.blogspot.com/

    My kitchen is in red and white and I fell in love with your apron.

    Shelly

    Ravish30 at aol dot com

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  63. I am following your blog now and have posted here: http://motheroftwoyesposahermosa.blogspot.com/2010/01/so-i-cant-sewbut-she-can-check-out-this.html

    this is adorable!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  64. 1. Oh wow! this is soo adorable I would just love to be the lucky owner! I am a huge fan of polka dots! (Comment as per rule)

    1a. Blogged http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-minnie-mouse-apron.html (As per rule to complete rule one and go in draw)

    Email visible in profile :)

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  65. I am a follower - Kym
    Email visible in profile.

    Second chance :)

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  66. I AM A MAJOR APRON GAL. YOURS IS JUST PERFECT! I WOULD LOVE TO WIN IT.
    KATHY AT THE GARDEN CAT COTTAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM
    KVAMPBELLA@AOL.COM

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  67. how cool! AWESOME APRON!! :) HOPE I WIN! :)

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  68. Posted: http://fata-azzurra.blogspot.com/2010/01/minnie-apron-giveaway.html

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  69. I love minnieand would love an apron and have signed up to follow your blog thanks pam duxburypam@yahoo.com

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  70. I love the apron. Red and white is my favorite !

    I tried to sign up but I don't think it worked. I'm lucky I know how to e-mail :).

    Kristen Smith
    searchforgod@yahoo.com

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  71. That apron is simply adorable!

    I'm also a brand new follower.

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  72. Great apron! http://debsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  73. I posted about your blog http://jonbonjovious.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-giveaways-around-web.html

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  74. So very cute! If I win I'm giving mine to my sister.

    I posted about your giveaway at http://evanandkaren.blogspot.com/2010/01/apron-giveaway.html

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  75. What a talented girl you are! I love the polka dots, please sign me up! I'd love to win it. Lisa

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  76. Hi There!
    This is my first time visiting your blog. I would love to enter this giveaway. The apron is absolutely adorable! I will also sign up to follow your blog for a second entry. Thank you so much!
    Many Blessings,
    Jenna
    http://wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com

    P.S. I will post about this contest on my blog right now! :)

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  77. Thank you for offering such a cute apron. I also have been collecting Disney kitchen utensils but have never seen a coordinating apron. I'd love to have a chance at winning this Minnie apron. I am posting your giveaway on my blog and also signed up as a follower.
    http://wildberryprimitives.blogspot.com
    Patti

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  78. Cute apron. I don't need an apron but I hope someone who really loves it wins!

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  79. What an adorable apron! I would love to win it.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  80. What an adorable apron. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower and I will post your giveaway on my blog.
    http://downriverprimitives.blogspot.com
    laurielynne76@msn.com
    ~Laurie

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  81. wooooow,thanks for this chance.
    I added your candy on my blog:
    http://ecobetsabea.blogspot.com/

    hugs

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  82. This apron is so cute and well made! Thanks for giving us the chance to win it. :)

    I posted about it in my blog:
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/apron-from-never-enough.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  83. Also, I'm now following you! Looking forward to reading your posts. :)

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  84. Have signed up on your blog. and added you to my favorites. Please enter me in your give away. I just love the apron. Thank you for joining my blod also.

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  85. hi followed you =D

    posted on my blog..

    http://bvrlycute.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-lovely-apron.html


    bvrlylava@gmail.com

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  86. Very cute apron. I posted a link on my blog.

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  87. I love the apron!!!! I used to live in Santa Ana and my folks had a restaurant by the Disneyland parking lot. Great memories!

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  88. Awesome giveaway, very nicely done! Meri

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  89. I likey. I don't even own an apron, but I could picture myself in that apron. It's that cute.

    I'll post a blurb about it over at my blog www.redsartistcottage.blogspot.com

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  90. I love, love, love it! What a great apron. I have signed up to follow and am posting this on my blog.
    Thanks,
    Tonya

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  91. I have signed up to follow and I am putter a link on my blog. www.blessedwatsons.blogspot.com
    Thanks,
    Terri

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  92. This is so cute...glad to be included in your gw. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  93. so cute..... I saw this apron last january at the world....thought,"I could make it!" then I made a similar design using turquoise/brown polka dot theme- I didn't do a pocket,but your blog made me laugh-thanks for the pics!

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  94. Hi...I'm Laura from Italy! Lovely blog!
    I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

    Laura from Italy
    http://chebirba.blogspot.com

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  95. It was really nice to read this post my friend, maybe you can write in my own blog about the same topic but with others words. I"ll love to! Valtrex

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  96. Wow.. really good one. I love lot aprons. Good informative blog. http://www.seymourdabull.com/BBQ-and-Cooking_c25.html

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  97. wow so cute your waist apron was really in character. I think its more beautiful if you will try hello kitty apron.

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