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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Through the French Door" Book Give Away

Welcome everyone to my 3rd Blog Anniversary Give Away. 


I "met" Carolyn Westbrook about 4 years ago, when I discovered her first book Carolyn Westbrook Home, and fell in love with her wonderful plantation home and gracious southern style. Her books are filled with inspiringly beautiful rooms and outdoor spaces that evoke her signature design look. Many of you know her from the Spring and Fall Texas Shows, and have loved her work for years. She has been such an inspiration to me personally, as I've re-decorated my home in the last several years.

Last year for my 2nd Blog Anniversary, I did a Give Away of Carolyn Westbrook's latest book, The French Inspired Home. So this year when I knew that she had a new book in process I contacted her about another give away, and this book looks just as amazing as her last!


Here are a few paragraphs from Carolyn's book,
 which will be released in October of this year by CICO Publishing.


"Once again, I would like to welcome you back to the plantation that we call home. It is always a work in progress and is ever-changing, just like me. Always evolving through time and where my passion lies. I think back to my childhood, how our house would move through seasons and time, and whatever my mother was passionate about at the time, was always reflected in our home's interior. Whether it was modern and sleek or an Asian themed interior this is where she felt comfortable or what she considered beautiful. Of course, there were and still are with me, the things that you love the most and you simply cannot part with and should never have to. These are the base of your design plan and then you can build your room around these things."


(Next two images taken from Carolyn's book The French Inspired Home)








(Image below taken from Carolyn Westbrook Home website.)

(bedding will be available Spring 2013 at Dillard's Stores)

"There is much more to creating a home than going to a furniture store and randomly choosing a packaged room. As I always say, your home should tell the story of those who dwell there. Everyone has a story that tells of their own journey through life. Your home should speak out about where you have been, who is dear to you, and those special trinkets and trappings that you have picked up along the way. Many of you are facing a blank canvas. For some, that can seem a daunting task with all of the white walls and empty spaces that need to be filled. When faced with a large space, it is often a good idea to break it down into smaller little vignettes, that seem to warm up the room and make it more comfortable. A seating area of random French chairs, benches, and gorgeous stacked oil paintings and collections that layer a big wall space to make it breathtaking and interesting, all at the same time, and most importantly, telling your story."

Carolyn Westbrook from "Through the French Door" 



So now, here comes the fun!
There will be three books given away,
 and you have multiple chances for entries:
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
  1. Please be a follower of this blog, Common Ground, and let me know in a comment.
  2. Visit Carolyn Westbrook on Facebook and "Like" her there. please leave a comment on this post.
  3. Share the Give Away on your Blog and/or Facebook page and let me know in a comment(s).
  4. And since I'm trying to "do" Facebook more frequently, I'd love you to come by my page also and "Like" me. (doesn't that sound just too weird?)
Grab the large image on the sidebar if you'd like. I didn't do a button, but it will shrink down for your individual sidebar size. Thanks for sharing the Give Away fun, I really appreciate it!!
You have 4(or5) chances to win one of three books! Yay!! Because the book will not be released until October, it will not get to your little hands until then, but don't worry, I won't forget you! 

xoxo,

285 comments:

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Becca said...

Already following you Debra!

Becca said...

I also Liked Carolyn on her Facebook page

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

I'm a follower. Carolyn Westbrook's book looks beautiful and dreamy!

Linda said...

Thanks for the chance. I am a follower.

Priscilla said...

I'm a follower. I thought I already was because I've followed you on Pinterest for some time.

Priscilla said...

Following on Pinterest

Priscilla said...

Friends on Facebook

Priscilla said...

sent a friend request on Carolyn's FB page.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am already a follower and so nice to know that bedding will be at Dillard's next year. Just wish it was now!

shannon i olson said...

I am a follower! thanks for the opportunity!

shannon i olson said...

I have shared on my blogs facebook page, Southernbelle Northernroots. thanks again

awal.ny said...

I have one of her books and I just love it. I am definitely a follower.

Cynthia said...

These books look fantastic. I would love them.

Cynthia

Ruffles and Relics said...

I am already a follower of your beautiful blog..

Ruffles and Relics said...

sent a friend request on Carolyn's FB page.

Becca said...

Already a Facebook friend and Pinterest Follower

Becca said...

Updated my FB status sharing your blog and the giveaway!

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm back and you know I'm a follower! What a beautiful book giveaway!

Honey at 2805 said...

I like Carolyn Westbrook on FB!

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm putting the giveaway on my blog!
and in a few minutes will check FB. I think I like you already!! Actually, I love you!

I look forward to seeing you for Potpourri Friday!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Debra,
As you already know...I'm a happy follower:) This book looks like it's going to be wonderful...going over for a visit at her place.

Blessings,
Linda

Rowann Wilkerson said...

So excited for a CHANCE...Happy Anniversary ! It's 4 years for Me...come join in My give away too ! LOVE your creativity and Blog...

Susan said...

Thank you for this chance to win, Debra! I loved Carolyn's last book and this one looks just as yummy.
I'm a happy follower of yours,
Susan

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Shared your giveaway on my facebok page...Coastal Charm.

Blessings,
Linda

suzeeez said...

Yay ....I'd love a chance to win this book.....I already have been a follower ! :o) Sue

suzeeez said...

I am sharing your give-away on my site :o) Sue

charlieandjo said...

I just began following you on email: overlookfurlow. This looks like a fun and informative giveaway. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

suzeeez said...

I "liked/became a friend" of Carolyn's page :o)

Robyn said...

Hi! Did everything you wanted. Would love to win the book. Thanks!!

Cindy said...

Just signed up to have your blog delivered by email! I can't believe that I am just now finding you! Love, love Carolyn Westbrook! Her beautiful images always makes my heart skip a beat! Getting ready to move from Alabama to a new home in SW Missouri, this book would provide lots of inspiration for new decorating ideas!
Cindy
Edith & Evelyn Vintage
www.edithandevelyn.etsy.com
www.edithandevelyn.com
www.facebook.com/edithandevelyn

Julie Marie said...

Hello dear Debra... I would love a chance to win that fabulous book!... I do not do facebook, but I have been your faithful follower from the beginning!... it looks so beautiful!... xoxo Julie Marie PS I started my blog in June of 2009 too... and you were one of MY very first followers as well... gee, we've been though alot together!!!

suzeeez said...

Now I am also your friend on Facebook too Debra :o) !!! Sue

charlieandjo said...

I shared your post on my FB page. (I'm fairly clueless about FB myself.) Jo @ Let's Face the Music.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Debra, its been far to long in between visits, I can see that I have missed way to much.
This is a beautiful GiveAway and I am sure the winner will be so inspired with its beauty page after page.

See you soon Debra and all the beuty you bring to blogging.
xoxo
Dore

Cindy said...

Just shared on our FB page, and "liked" Carolyn's FB page!
Cindy
Edith & Evelyn Vintage

Anne said...

Debra,
Congratulations on your three year blogversary.I would love to win this book.I am already a follower :-)
(((Hugs)))
Anne

Anne said...

I liked Carolyn on her facebook.

Anne said...

I liked you on facebook.

karma said...

Following your blog. Rustique Market sent me and I love it and shared on my FB page!

karma said...

I like your blog I visited carolyn's page and liked her . shared your giveaway on my FB page. follow you on pinterest. Absolutely love it!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've got this book on my Amazon Wish List, Debra, so I'd love a chance to win it. I am a long time follower!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've put the giveaway on my blog sidebar, Debra!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I liked Carolyn on FB.

Deb S. said...

Debra~Love your blog!Iam now following it!Thanks!

Deb S. said...

I shared this giveaway on my Facebook page!! :-)

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Hi, I am a follower and have been for a bit. Greetings to you and thanks for this opportunity again!

Debbie O said...

Hi Debra, just a note to let you know that I'm already a follower of your blog.

Also went over to FB and liked Carolyn. Already like you on FB and follow your pins.

This would be a. Lovely book to have! Going to post about iyour giveaway tomorrow on my blog. - Debbie O.

time worn interiors said...

I'm already a follower! Thanks for a chance to win!
tot

Debbie O said...

I back to say that I posted a blurb about your giveaway. Fingers crossed! http://whereititches.blogspot.com/2012/06/french-door.html

- Debbie O.

Kelly said...

Count me in this fabulous giveaway!

Faded Charm said...

I'd love to have a copy of this book, since I already have her other two......which I love:-)

You know I've been a follower since way back, girl!

Thanks for the opportunity to win something so fabulous.

xoxo
Kathleen

Faded Charm said...

Btw, I just grabbed your Giveaway banner and will post it on my sidebar:-)
Thanks again,

xoxo
Kathleen

Sandy A said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog...

Sandy A said...

I like Carolyn on FB...

Mimi said...

Already a follower, the book is lovely, would love to win it!

Olive Cooper said...

I follow, I follow.

Olive Cooper said...

I follow, I follow.

Lois Arnold said...

I'm already a follower, Debra. Love the look of the book!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous book! I am already a follower of your wonderful blog, please enter me:) Merci!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Debra, I really like your blog and have started following you. I would love for you to vist me at My Dream Canvas. Have a lovely day!

Lois Arnold said...

I liked Carolyn on Facebook.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! I would be thrilled to have this fabulous book. I'm a follower and you are in my favs! Thanks!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, sign me up please! I love nothing better than settling in with a beautiful decorating book. Thanks for offering the chance to win and happy 3rd year of blogging!

Shell said...

Looks Yummy! How happy for her!
Of course I follow,,,,,,happy blogaversary my dear friend! It's been So much fun getting to know you over the years...I cannot imagine NOT having you in my life,,,,albeit to date, "Virtual!"

Of course I follow!

Shell said...

I've been "following Carolyn" on FB for a while! And you also!

Shell said...

I will also post on my Blog Sidebar!


Have a great week Debra,,,working once again on my Studio for Karen's Event.......Ackkkk! I have a lot of STUFF!

Love you!
Shell

fleurcottage said...

lovely book!

fleurcottage said...

i'm a follower! Esther

Di said...

Oh joy, what a beautiful giveaway, Oh yes, I am a follower! Di

AndeM1 said...

I am a follower of your blog through google and linky.....I would love a chance to win this amazing book.
Andrea
AndeM1@hotmail.com

Renee G said...

I am following you on GFC
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

peggy aplSEEDS said...

yes, i am a follower, but sorry, i can't "like" you (uh oh, that sounds even weirder)cuz i don't do facebook.
thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway!
peggy aplSEEDS

peggy aplSEEDS said...

yes, i am a follower, but sorry, i can't "like" you (uh oh, that sounds even weirder)cuz i don't do facebook.
thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway!
peggy aplSEEDS

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Hi Debra,
I'm a faithful follower of your inspiring blog and I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. I have another book by Carolyn Westbrook, and she is truly amazing! Thank you for offering this.
Here's hoping!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Debra,
For a sweet "second chance", I liked Carolyn Westbrook on her facebook page!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Thirdly, I've added this giveaway to the sidebar of my blog. And I MUST say..the colors of this giveaway button blend wonderfully with my blog! :)
Hugs,
Karen

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Already a fan favorite follower!
laura@imnotatrophywife.com

Melanie said...

Hello !
I have been following your blog for sometime now. I am now friends with Carolyn Westbrook and you on fb and I will be sure to share your page on my fb page as well. (Pop on in to my blog and fb page sometime and say hi !)
I would adore Carolyn's new book. Her first is a big favourite of mine.....kind of like my Bible.

Melanie @ French Blue and Peachy Pink blogspot

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debra, This looks like a beautiful book and one I would love to own! Of course I am a follower.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I am already a friend of yours on FB.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debra, I Liked Carolyn on FB.

Lisa said...

I'm a follower. Looks like a lovely book.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I just adore romantic style decorating. I follow you and would love a chance to win the book.

Danielle

Carmella said...

I follow via GFC! Thanks for the chance! What a beautiful book!

Carmella said...

sent a friend request to Carolyn on Facebook!

Carmella said...

Hoping to be friends on facebook too! I sent a request, thanks again for the chance at this great giveaway!

BIBY said...

i am a follower and thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

BIBY said...

Visited Carolyn Westbrook on Facebook and "Like" her there.

BIBY said...

i sent you a friend request on facebook

BIBY said...

I posted your give away picture on my Blog Sidebar!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am a follower--this book looks fantastic!

Mumma Shirl said...

Already a follower of your fantastic blog ♥

Mumma Shirl said...

Added Caroline Westbrook on facebook as well.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Well, congratulations, Debra, on three years! Time flies doesn't it? Thank you for the chance to win this dreamy book! I definitely DO follow you. ; )
~Michele

Janette said...

Hi Debra, I am a new follower
Janette xxx

Janette said...

Hi Debra, just shared Through The French Door on my facebook page - Vintage French Time Worn Treasures.
Janette ♥

Donna, The Decorated House said...

The book looks wonderful, but I really want to say Happy Anniversary! for you & your blog. I Cheers to many more years of fun!

Sarah said...

Debra, I'm a fan of Carolyn's and have shopped her Round Top booth many times. Love her style. I'd be thrilled to have a copy of her new book. I appreciate the heads up about its publication and also the chance to win a copy here. Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary.

Sarah said...

Yes, I am definitely a follower, Debra. Keep up the wonderful work you do on this blog.

Debbie said...

I am following you on this site. Receiving your latest blog entry in my email is one of the highlights of my day. I would love to have the book.

Debbie

Debbie said...

I have sent a Friends request to Carolyn on facebook. I did not see a button to "like" her on facebook. I would love to have the book.

Debbie

Debbie said...

I am sharing your blog on my facebook page. I would love to have the book.

Debbie

Gerry Lynne said...

Congratulations on three years of wonderfulness! I'm already a follower.

pballard said...

What a fun giveaway! Already a follower of yours of course!

pballard said...

No facebook darn it. Trying to stick to my guns on that. It is hard though. Anyways I posted on my blog this awesome giveaway! Thanks again..

Julie said...

Hi - I already follow you ;) J

Julie said...

I liked Carolyn in Facebook J

Sherry said...

I went to Carolyn's Facebook and put in a friend request. I couldn't find the like button. I need to work more on Facebook too, sometimes it just confuses me!
Sherry

Sherry said...

I put this button and your giveaway in my sidebar.
Sherry

Sherry said...

I follow you and put in for a friend request from you on facebook too.
Sherry

Sherry said...

And, I follow you too! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Carolyn has my favorite French decor books of all time! Love her!
Hugs,
Sherry

Raye Marie said...

Congrats and thanks for the fun!

Pam said...

Definitely a follower! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Pam said...

Also liked carolyn on her Facebook page!

Debby said...

I would love to win the new book, it looks amazing. I am a follower on your site and enjoy our 'visit' each day, but I do not do Facebook so I can't do that part.

p harrison said...

I am already a follower of Common Ground---luv ur blog!

p harrison said...

I checked Carolyn's FB page and cannot find a LIKE button.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Already a follower and would love to be entered!

Hugs,
Deb

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Already a follower and would love to be entered!

Hugs,
Deb

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Already a happy follower!

Fishtail Cottage said...

wow - this looks like it's going to be a fabulous gift! thanks for the opportunity....would love to win! i am a follower of common ground! xo, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

i am a new fan on her book page (wouldn't let me become a personal fan from Fishtail Cottage) :( but i did share the new book w/my friends on fb!

Jennifer said...

Already a follower. The book looks wonderful!
(I don't FB, sorry)

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

I am waaaay down here at the bottom of the bunch, but would love to be entered for the book. I am already a follower and I Liked Carolyn on FB. Thanks so much, B

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

I am waaaay down here at the bottom of the bunch, but would love to be entered for the book. I am already a follower and I Liked Carolyn on FB. Thanks so much, B

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I connected with Carolyn on Facebook

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I sent your a friend request on Facebook!

freddyandpetunia said...

You know I'm following you Debra!
And I'd love to have this book!
Catherine

freddyandpetunia said...

You know I'm following you Debra!
And I'd love to have this book!
Catherine

Patty said...

The book looks absolutely beautiful! I follow your blog already1

Patty said...

Now why couldn't I find a "like" button on Carolyn's facebook page---I couldn't, so I sent her a friend request.

Patty said...

I also sent a friend request for your facebook page, because the "like" button wasn't appearing for me.

Carolyn said...

I come by enough and visit, I thought I already was a follower!

Judy Bigg said...

Already a follower.

Judy Bigg said...

Friend of Carolyn now too.

Debbie said...

I am already a follower of your blog.

Debbie said...

I requested to be a friend of Carolyn on Facebook.

Debbie said...

I sent a friend request to you on Facebook.

A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting Debra...merci for the chance!

A Cottage Muse said...

It's posted on my sidebar ~ again thanks!

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

Will follow ... stat ... if I'm not already ... which I might.

Thanks for a fabulous opportunity ~
Mary

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful book, Debra! I would love to sink into those pages! I'm a happy follower of yours....of course! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

I liked Carolyn on FB quite a while ago! LOVE her books! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Friends with you on FB, Debra! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Posted your sweet giveaway on my sidebar, Debra! ♥

xoxo laurie

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

I'm an avid follower of your blog.

hennies.pennies said...

I'm a devoted follower of Common Ground! Have an especially blessed day, Kathy

hennies.pennies said...

I couldn't find where to 'Like' you on your Facebook page.... but I did request to be your 'Friend'. Now, it's up to you... will you accept me as a Friend? I'm not too needy! LOL. Be blessed, Kathy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I thought for the life of me I had entered this awesome giveaway, but looked again and see I did not! I am a follower and would LOVE this book~I think Caroyln's version of the French Home and all things frenchy are very close to my ideas and I loved her first book and would adore her second book! I am a follower of your blog...I also already follow Carolyn's blog~going to find your FB page!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I already am liking you on FB but I shared your giveaway on my Maison Decor blog page on FB!

Sweet Melanie said...

I am so glad that I happened upon your page....I am leaving as a follower of your blog and on my way to finding you on fb. Such a great start to my morning!

Jennifer said...

Love your blog and am entering for the book giveaway! I am now a follower.

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

Rita said...

Hi Debra!
Count me in as a follower to your blog (1)!
Greetings from Almost Heaven, WV!

Rita said...

One more count for a "LIKE" on your FACEBOOK page, please! (2)

Rita said...

Count #3 for Carolyn's page - I bought "The French Inpsired Home" and love it!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am a follower of your already and last year remember your give away , I didn't win but did go purchase Carolyn westbrooks first book

I hope I win this year LOl

Congratulations on 3 years of entertaining us with your wonderful blog

Pamela said...

I am a follower already Debra. Thanx for such a great giveaway!:)

Pamela said...

Carolyn and I are already FB pals!:)

Pamela said...

Just sent you a FB friend request!:)

Pamela said...

Also posted on my FB page for my blog!:) Thanx again Deborah and hope your week is going well!

twelve-O-eight said...

Already following you via GFC :)

twelve-O-eight said...

Following Carolyn via FB :)

twelve-O-eight said...

Following you via FB :)

twelve-O-eight said...

Posted give away and link on my blog :)

Katherines Corner said...

I'm a happy follower please count me in xo

freddyandpetunia said...

I "liked" her on fb!
Thanks for the chance Debra!
Catherine

Maria Salmeron said...

I liked you on Facebook.

Maria Salmeron said...

I am now following your blog.

Maria Salmeron said...

I shared your give away on my facebook.

Maria Salmeron said...

I liked Carolyn on facebook, thanks for the chance to win.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I recently visited with Carolyn about her new book, I can't wait to see it but winning it from you would be extra special!

You and Carolyn are both on my Facebook page. Happy weekend!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Debra,

I'm already a loyal follower of your blog so count me in!!! I have her 1st book, so crossing fingers that I win this one! :)

XO's,
Jessie

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I also posted this giveaway onto my blog side bar! woohoo! :)


~Jessie

Art and Sand said...

I am now a follower and can't believe I wasn't already following you. I love Carolyn Westbrook and have one of her books.

Cranberry Morning said...

I'd never been here before, but was directed here by Twelve-O-Eight and now I'm a follower!

Susan Hemann said...

Love my necklace! I discovered Carolyn Westbrook some time again and love her books. I am also a follower of yours and get your blog via email. It's such fun to receive it. Great ideas, lovely photos!

Jeanine said...

I follow your blog via email, great giveaway!

Jeanine said...

I liked Carolyn Westbrook on FB

Jeanine said...

I shared the giveaway on my FB

Jeanine said...

I sent you a friend request on your FB

clustres said...

I'm your follower!

clustres said...

I'm already a friend of Carolyn's!

clustres said...

I've been a follower of yours for a long time, but I just now sent you a friend request on FB! Thanks for the contest--would love to win!

Susy said...

I'm already a faithful follower, and sometime-meme-poster, and I sent a friend request. (You may want to consider switching to a Fan Page so we can LIKE you). (: I'd love to have a copy of this wonderful book. Ooh La La!

Bohemian said...

Count me in for this Generous Giveaway... this Book looks Wonderful!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Sally said...

I follow you via GFC and also email - sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Sally said...

Following Carolyn on Facebook :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Sally said...

Following you on Facebook :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

the contessa said...

I follow you and love your blog!

the contessa said...

I mentioned it on my Facebook page! Great giveaway!

the contessa said...

Just sent a friend request on Carolyn's facebook page.

the contessa said...

Following on Facebook!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Debra, the cook looks fantastic! Thanks for offering it. I am happy to already be a follower. I love your blog.
Hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

I hopped over to fb and liked Carolyn Westbrook. Looks like a very talented lady.
Hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

I am posting your give away on my sidebar. Thanks again for the chance to win this wonderful book.
Hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

Hopping over to like you on fb. I'd like you anywhere!
Hugs,
Jann

pink*cherub*moon said...

I am a follower of your beautiful blog and would love to be entered into the give-away for Carolyn's latest book - it looks awesome! Thank you! Hugs, Leena

pink*cherub*moon said...

I LIKE Carolyn on Face Book!

pink*cherub*moon said...

I am sharing this give-away on my blog, Pink Cherub Moon!

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