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  1. Connie
    March 22, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    This. Is. Fab. You did awesome.

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  2. Hope
    March 22, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    Great idea. My daughter loves to draw and I can see her filling these up quickly!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Shayna Mills
    March 22, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Your wall looks great, I just did this myself 2 weeks ago, and love the look of empty frames, and super cool on the discount!

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  4. Upstatemomof3
    March 22, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    That is so cool!! And I just love displaying art work that my kids made. Beautifully done!

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  5. Karen
    March 22, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    wow that is such a great idea! (i'm really into turquoise right now, too!)

    i'll have to keep this in the back of my head for when i have kids down the road. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Sandra Powell
    March 22, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    This is really cute. You have some great ideas. I'm can't wait to see what else you share.

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  7. kpmattingly
    March 22, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    I love the color you picked. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Donna
    March 22, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    I LOVE it! The turquoise just pops on the wall and with the black chalk board, wow! I really adore Hobby Lobby and their sales too! Thanks for the great ideas! Donna…the 3rd sister.

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  9. The Persimmon Perch
    March 22, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    That color is perfect for spring. Great job and great find! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  10. Jessi
    March 22, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! What a fantastic idea. Such an easy way to display your kids' art while looking great at the same time!

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  11. AM from White House, Black Shutters
    March 22, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    What a great idea and way to display kids' art while still looking chic! Looks fantastic, great job, girl!

    -Ann Marie

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  12. Caroline
    March 22, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    Wow, what an amazing deal! And they turquoise looks so fun and beautiful! Great job. I am going to have to check out the Hobby Lobby clearance more often!

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  13. Amy
    March 22, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    Ok, I love that you used the black clips inside the empty frame. I am doing this in Callie's room. Perfect for her wall. I have a ton of empty frames just sitting here dying to be used. I love it!

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  14. sandy smith
    March 22, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    This is one project I could probably do without messing it up. I am always looking for ways to display art! I love it!

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  15. Kaysi
    March 22, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    Wow!!! That looks great!

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  16. Skooks
    March 22, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

    Love love love love love love love this idea. I'm moving this summer and I'm totally incorporating this into the design of one of my rooms!

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  17. Miki
    March 22, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    Hi! Just found your blog from Pink and Polka Dot slipcover party. I love all the things you've done. I love the pop of color these frames added to the room, great job! See ya again soon πŸ™‚

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  18. Becolorful
    March 22, 2010 @ 11:49 pm

    Great way to display your wee one's creations. One of my favorite quotes too btw.
    Pamela

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  19. Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something
    March 23, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    absolutely Delightful!! …very well done! I will certainly give this a try. I hopped over from Skip to My Lou and I am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later…

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  20. alwayslearning
    March 23, 2010 @ 4:30 am

    love it

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  21. maryboys
    March 23, 2010 @ 4:33 am

    it's nice to meet you:) your turquoise frames are so pretty and so practical, with the clips!

    mary

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  22. Jaclyn
    March 23, 2010 @ 5:04 am

    Just poppoing in from the Shabby Chic Cottage…love your blog, and LOVE this idea!

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  23. owlsomegifts
    March 23, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    What a great idea! Too cute! and those prices… unreal! πŸ™‚

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  24. Dawn
    March 23, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    Never would have thought to paint them all the same color, but WOW what an impact. Totally draws your eye, which then allows you to see the wondermous art work! Bravo on an excellent project!

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  25. Amanda
    March 23, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    Oh my gosh this is so wonderful! I just love how you arranged them and what a fabulous deal on those frames!

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  26. Bobbie
    March 23, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    That is super cute! I would love for you to join me over at a vision to remember for check me out saturdays
    http://www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  27. Melissa
    March 23, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

    What an absolutely fabulous find!! And what a wonderful way to put it all together…

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  28. Melanie
    March 23, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

    Great idea. Love it! As soon as I read your previous post about HL and the 90%, I went the next day and found some things that I had looked at before. You can not beat those prices. This frame idea would work great in my guest bedroom. I have a long wall and this would look great there. Thanks for the idea!

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  29. edie
    March 24, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    Julie,
    Ooooh I love it. Looks awesome and what a great way to display the work of your artists!
    hugs,
    edie

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  30. All Thingz Related
    March 24, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    OMG! I LOVE this! I think I might have to do this SOON!
    ~Bridgette

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  31. M.O.T.B
    March 24, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    Wow this is great as well, I am sold!

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  32. Sherry
    March 24, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

    Those frames look fantastic! Love that it highlights your kids art! Perfect.
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
    Thanks!

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  33. The Phillips fam
    March 24, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    this is AMAZING and sooo creative!! Love it!

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  34. Tiffany
    March 25, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    My husband is not going to like you when he comes home tomorrow and sees that I've painted my kitchen just so that I could have a set of frames that "pop" on wall!! I'll post them on my blog and link it back to you when I am finished. Many thanks for the great idea!! ALWAYS looking for an easy was to display the 4 kid's art!

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  35. Erin
    March 25, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

    I just found your blog via Cottage Instincts. I have an art wall like yours in my kitchen but my frames are black. Unfortunately, I didn't get such a great deal on my frames! I love the turquoise! I may repaint mine after we move!

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  36. sleepyhead designs studio
    March 29, 2010 @ 1:13 am

    Love it-came over from Cottage Instincts. Man, you did get a great deal on those frames!

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  37. Carmie, the Single Nester
    March 29, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    Love this! I don't have a Hobby Lobby near me! You may want to link this project to a party I have every Tuesday – Turquoise Tuesday at the Single Nester.

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  38. Carmie, the Single Nester
    March 31, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your project on Turquoise Tuesdays. I have to get me some Desert Turquoise!

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  39. Dreams of Perfection
    April 1, 2010 @ 9:55 am

    This is so BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely adore what you've done. So much that I know I am going to have to try it myself!

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  40. Krista @ Craving Some Creativity
    April 19, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    This is so cute, love the bright color to liven the space up! I may have to work up the courage for that!

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  41. Jen @ Letsmakeitours
    June 22, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    What a great idea! It looks beautiful!

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  42. Patrice
    June 22, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    I love this! What a fabulous idea. I am definitely going to have to try this as soon as my daughter is old enough to start creating!

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  43. Heidi
    June 22, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    Love this idea! and your color choice is totally fabulous!

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  44. Diane at Perfectly Imperfect Life
    June 22, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    I love it! It's a great pop of color in that corner and I like that one of the frames holds a chalkboard.

    I also shared a child's wall art project at CSI, but now I'm thinking I need to add a chalkboard in there too!

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  45. Erin @ Lansdowne Life
    June 22, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    I love this idea. I just may steal it when I create a playroom for my daughter!

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  46. Lacy
    June 22, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    Great idea! I love the color you chose.

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  47. Momma to Bug n' Bear
    June 22, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    That is seriously the best idea yet for displaying kids art. My magnet board is great but the magnets fall off a lot. I am so happy you shared this project on CSI. If only I could find a good deal on new frames too πŸ™‚

    -Desiree

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  48. Allison
    June 22, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    That is such a cute and creative way to show off artwork! ADORABLE! And I bet your kids love to change it out whenever they want with their new masterpiece.

    Visiting from csi.

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  49. Rhiannon
    June 22, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

    fabulous! i love it! wish we had craft stores that had great bargans like that, and btw, if you find the 90% off drapery let me know where i can get some too!

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  50. Rhiannon
    June 22, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    fabulous! i just love it! wish we had craft stores that had amazing bargains like that. and btw if you find that 90% off drapery, let me know! πŸ˜‰

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  51. Jessica @ Take Two Designs
    June 22, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

    Hi! I am visiting from CSI, and I must say these are too cute! I love the blue, and I love that you hung your kids artwork in them! I have a toddler, so you have definitely inspired me! Great job!

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  52. Ruth H.
    June 22, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

    I'm so glad you shared this project! I've been trying to think of a good way to cut down on the refrigerator door clutter, and have a cute way to display my children's creations, at the same time. This is the perfect solution! Now, how in the world did you come across that 90% off sale?

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  53. Elz
    June 23, 2010 @ 2:07 am

    Great idea. I love the color. And the price can't be beat! Found you through the CSI project.

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  54. 1 Funky Woman
    June 23, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    So awesome. I can't believe they were that cheap! I love the color you picked!

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  55. Vintage Dutch Girl
    June 24, 2010 @ 12:18 am

    Phew, 90% off? Be still my heart πŸ™‚ LOVE the teal, I did a wall of teal frames too! The little binder clips are great!

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  56. ellie g
    June 24, 2010 @ 1:03 am

    This makes me laugh my head off because the project I submitted to CSI involves a little Hobby Lobby find @ 80% off. What the heck? I didn't know it would go to 90%!! (tee hee)

    I adore everything about this, the display, the teal, the chalkboard. It's the first one I clicked on over there. And I'm SOOO not dissappointed. Great Job!

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  57. BellsInSpires
    June 24, 2010 @ 4:34 am

    i love it! the whole wall looks so cute!

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  58. FrouFrouBritches
    June 24, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    That is gorgeous! What a fabulous idea!!! I sooo need to do that myself! What a great find on those frames!!!

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  59. Julie @ Joy's Hope
    June 24, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    I am trying really, really hard to not hate you. For not only having a Hobby Lobby, but for getting all of these rad frames for cheap. Then you went and painted them my fave color. So the not hating? It's super hard. I'm working on it though. Brilliantly done. Brilliant.

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  60. sara @ it's good to be queen
    June 24, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    Wow, what a great idea! i've seen the empty frames a ton, but i love your idea to use them as an art gallery. With 3 littles making TONS of crafts, i'm always trying to think of ways to display their art in a pretty way. thanks! πŸ™‚

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  61. Amy @ Positively Splendid
    June 24, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    This idea has made my heart go pitter pat! I have been trying like crazy to think of a way to display my kiddos' creations. This is it! Thank you!

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  62. Katie @ Toast: To All Special Things
    October 21, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    Love love love these frames! Your entire site is gorgeous-I just stumbled upon it thanks to Linky Link πŸ™‚ I am now following your blog!

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  63. Michelle
    April 25, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    You are a genius. Obviously. And you don't even need my comment, since you have so many already. But here it is anyway. That is amazing.

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  64. Tasha
    July 14, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    I simply ADORE this!! So beautiful and perfect. I want to do this…Now to see if I can find frames for cheap. I am going to start looking!

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  65. shepherdsgrace
    July 18, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    What is your wall paint color?

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  66. Julie
    July 18, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    @shepherdsgrace
    That's Morning Sun by Sherwin Williams

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  67. hismrshermr.com
    July 30, 2011 @ 3:24 am

    Such a wonderful idea! I found your photo on Pinterest and it's going to be my inspiration for the "Pinterest challenge" Emily Henderson blogged about it here: http://www.stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/did-i-hear-something-about-a-design-challenge.html

    Lovely lovely idea!

    Krishann

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  68. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life
    August 3, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    I love this!

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  69. Love and Lollipops
    September 20, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Love this idea!

    Georgia
    πŸ™‚

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  70. Heaven In A Paper Cup
    September 20, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    Found you on pinterest and was inspired! I linked to you in my blog post – hope that's ok!

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  71. Heather Collins
    September 21, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    Great idea, I am going to do this. I love your color of choice too – dessert torquise. I may just go with that color! πŸ™‚

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  72. staci @ lizard n ladybug
    September 28, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    I love this idea..it's exactly what I want to do for all the art my kids make!!

    And gotta love a 90%off sale!

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  73. inalphabeticalorder
    October 17, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    I found you via Ohdeedoh. Great idea, and great bargin hunting!

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  74. heintzhouse
    October 31, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

    I LOVE this, and am 90% done with doing this in my own dining room based on your idea! I found some clearance frames, repurposed some old frames, painted them the color of my living room to contrast/complement the dining room (you can see one room from the other) and instead of a chalkboard I am doing a linen covered bulletin board. I also added a shallow wall shelf that has been floating around our house looking for a home. Instead of binder clips I used mini-clothes pins painted to match the frames. I can't wait to hang everything later today!

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  75. Julie
    October 31, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    @heintzhouse
    Fantastic! I'd love for you to email a pic when it's finished!

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  76. Jenny @ Simcoe Street
    November 4, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    I love this so much, and featured it in my blog post today (with a link back to you, of course!)

    Jenny
    http://www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  77. www.SoooBig.com
    November 30, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    This is awesome! You could also put cork board in one (or several) to make small bulletin boards to tack up artwork. Thanks for sharing!
    Crystal
    http://www.SoooBig.com

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  78. blackdina
    December 10, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I have done this as well in my home.

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  79. Kristen
    December 11, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    I absolutely love this idea – fantastic!

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  80. Maria
    January 26, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    Found you through Pinterest. Great deal… 90% off! Incredible.

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  81. Sharyl
    February 5, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    This idea is beyond fantastic. I found this on Pinterest and have now bookmarked your blog. Great ideas. I am already looking for cheap frames to get this project started. Thanks!!!

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  82. Kristiemk
    February 9, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    I love this!!! Thanks for the great idea!

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  83. Sharyl
    March 11, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    I've got my frames all ready to paint but wondered, did you not sand or prime them before paining them? I'd love to skip that step but dont want to if its important. I dont have much experience with painting. Thanks!!

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    • Julie
      March 11, 2012 @ 1:54 am

      No, I didn't sand or prime these. Since they are a somewhat distressed look anyway, I wasn't concerned with chipping. Also, they will not get a lot of "wear" since they are just hanging on the wall. I'd love to see yours when they're finished!

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  84. Sharyl
    March 11, 2012 @ 3:12 am

    Thanks for the quick response Julie. And yes, I will send you a pic once its complete. Thanks again for the inspiration!

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  85. Julie Jones
    June 2, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Julie, How did you adhere the black clips to the wall?
    – julie πŸ™‚

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  86. Kelly
    January 14, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    I just love this! Thanks for sharing it, I pinned it. πŸ™‚

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