Thursday, April 3, 2014

I heart Art by Jax “Little Views”minis! {Give Away}

 

My latest collection obsession has been the Mini Art of iconic NOLA places and things by local artist, Jax Frey.

I already own several of her pieces. At only $40.00 a piece, the mini art by Jax are the perfect birthday or anniversary gift. I gave Clancy’s to J on his birthday as we dined there, and it is one of his favorites in the city. Each serve as a great way to keep a memory alive for years.

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Jax Frey is an artist, workshop leader, a life coach and the author of The One Life Plan who lives on the Northshore of New Orleans in Covington, LA. 

Jax's mini line of art - Little Views - depicts images and icons of New Orleans and Louisiana life on 4 x 4" canvas.  Little Views have been known to be found simply everywhere these days - from Norway to Puerto Rico!  Over 10,000 minis have been sold worldwide.

My collection includes several of J & I’s local faves:

Commander’s Palace

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Upperline Restaurant

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La Petite Grocery

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Galatoire’s

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I have these on the wall in the kitchen near my refrigerator.

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I am so happy that Jax has offered one of her art minis to one of my readers/followers.

One 4 x 4” art mini of the iconic favorite Cafe du Monde will be given away to one entrant in a couple weeks.

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If you’ve ever visited New Orleans, then I am certain you would LOVE to own an original “Little Views” art mini of the iconic fave. You can jump start your own collection. If you have not been to New Orleans, the mini art will serve as a symbol of the historic city.

The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It closes only on Christmas Day and on the day an occasional Hurricane passes too close to New Orleans.

The Original Cafe Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop. Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh squeezed Orange Juice. The coffee is served Black or Au Lait. Au Lait means that it is mixed half and half with hot milk. Beignets are square French -style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar.

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To enter the contest, you must:

1. “Like” Jax, the Artist on Facebook: click HERE

2. “Like” Uptown Acorn on Facebook: click HERE

3. Sign up to follow the Uptown Acorn through one of the following…

Google Friend Connect

Linky Followers

Bloglovin’

4. Visit the Art by Jax website, look around, and leave me a comment on this original blog post telling me which mini art piece is your favorite: click HERE

5. If you do not do facebook, that is okay. Simply follow the other steps to enter.

6. You may leave up to ONE comment on the original post daily for more chances to win.

The contest is open to residents of the continental U.S. only. The contest starts now and ends Friday, April 18 at 7:00 AM eastern time. I will be choosing ONE winner {pulled randomly} on April 18.

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Good Luck.

Art minis by Jax are available at Little Miss Muffin and Judy at the Rink here in NOLA.

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Art by Jax, y’all!

 

120 comments:

  1. Oh my...I love her work...I liked the two of you on FB and I follow via email...(does that count?)....I must say that I love all of her work, but I caught my eye on the Morning Call . . I have a very special watercolor of it that was a gift...Love Cafe du Monde . . What a fabulous giveaway and thanks for introducing Jax to us...love her work!

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    1. Via email is fine too! Thanks, Shirley!

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  2. I like the Mini art piece of the Napoleon House. I have always admired Jax Frey's mini paintings.

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  3. I love the mini painting of the Napoleon House by Jax Frey. I love her mini paintings. I discovered them 3 years ago

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  4. Hi Ron, love her artwork........so ebullient and collorful! If I had to choose, would say the alligator and the voodoo doll are 2 of my favorites. I bought a voodoo doll years ago in NOLA and I used to jokingly pull it out of my desk drawer and threaten to use it when someone in the snake pit (the fond name for where I worked) was being particularly evil. I liked her on FB and of course I have liked you, and I looked at her website. And you come to my email every day, so hope that it good. Also, I dont know what my profile is, so I will just select anonymous...........Dotti

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  5. Done! I went to school in New Orleans and love this work. Favorite has to be Luck Dogs! I cant figure out how to work this comment section - but my name is Maria from Spanish Fort.

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  6. Love, love when you do a giveaway! I liked her page on FB, and you know I follow you on FB, Google and Linky! I adore her work--so glad you introduced her to us. I think my two favorites on her page--though I like them all--are Commander's Palace and Casamentos. Have a great day! xoxo

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  7. I love, love, love these! We are travelling to New Orleans dor my husband's nirthday this year and i would love to give him one of these! I think the Gumbo Shop might be my favorite. I liked both of you on facebook, and follow you on bloglovin.

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  8. I love these and liked Jax, the artist on FB. I hope I win. Nancy

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  9. These paintings are adorable I love the bold colors and style! It's perfect for a fun city like New Orleans.

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  10. How cute are these. I already follow you through all of your social media and I did like Jax Frey on Facebook.
    You are right, some great artwork from your magical city. I love the House of Blues, but anyone of them would be a nice gift and a good way to start a collection. xo

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  11. As much as I want to sign up I can't. I have been way too lucky this year so far so I will let someone else get to enjoy a sweet win. Love those.Ron- xo Diana

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  12. I've done all you asked...and love Lucky Dog.
    Xo bj

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  13. Thanks so much for introducing us to Jax and her incredible art! I've liked her on FB and of course, I've liked you a long time ago. :) I'm a follower in every way.

    It's difficult to choose a favorite, however, I do like Cafe DuMonde ~ fell in love with the coffee and beignets on my first visit to NOLA and always have to stop there. The Gumbeaux Sisters would be a winner too ~ so fun!

    Thanks, Ron, for the opportunity! You have the most unique giveaways.

    xo
    Pat

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  14. Ron thank you so much for sharing Jax with us! I am totally in love with her mini's! I have been searching for an artist that reflects me and she is it and brings New Orleans memories to life with her art. I follow her and you on FB. I get your blog posts through Bloglovin. I don't know that I can pick just one of her paintings...I love the Dragonfly, any of the Mardi Gras paintings but I guess my fav(after Cafe Du Monde) just might be The Garden District which is where I lived back in the 70's.
    hugs, Linda

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  15. I adore these...they would look perfect in the new house! My fave is the Roman Candy cart! Do you know if Jax does any commissions? I'd love an Antoine's one! Thanks for introducing us to this amazing artist! =)

    Ashley

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    1. Ashley- I am pretty sure that Jax does Antoine's. If not, she will do a special commission. Please leave me your email address.

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  16. Beautiful work! I love the grouping of them you have. Fantastic reminders of places where memories were made. Love the Cafe Du Monde one! Hubby has a very funny tale he likes to tell regarding Cafe Du Monde, a brand new black Porsche and let's say "powdered sugar". LOL

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  17. How cute and fun Ron! What a nice giveaway :-)

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  18. café du monde is my favorite...I have to have this :))

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  19. café du monde is my favorite...I have to have this :))

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  20. They are really enjoyable pieces of art, Ron! I follow you through Blogger. I like the "Cafe and Beignets" piece! I'd really love to have an authentic NOLA beignet!

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  21. Oh my goodness, these are so cute!! I definitely need to get a few of these for all of my favorite places. I really can't decide what my favorite is--maybe Antoine's or Famous Door.

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  22. I would have to vote for the House of Blues mini - I saw a great show there while I was in NOLA :) Love the Du Monde one, too.....

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  23. Art by Jax! Would look great in Texas!

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  24. What a great giveaway Ron!! I could find a spot in my house for one of these;)

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  25. Ron, Jax's work is fun. Thanks for introducing us. The Cafe Du Monde painting brings back wonderful memories of the first vacation I took with my husband. I like the way you've grouped several in your kitchen. I'd love to add some of her work to our home. '-)

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  26. Ron, you bet I'm a follower of Uptown Acorn…….

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  27. I have "Liked" each of you on FB.

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  28. Forgot to tell you one of my favorites after visiting her site………..love the Street Car piece. It would look great with Cafe Du Monde. '-)

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  29. I have her "voodoo" one- love it. Maybe it's because Jazz Fest is close, but I'm digging the Liuzza's mini! Though, I could see a whole Muses series of my shoe collection!

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  30. Love these! I have liked on fb and so enjoy following you! I love all of them, but K-Paul's brings back incredible memories of family vacations. I think it's my favorite. Thank you for another wonderful giveaway!

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  31. Back to get another chance to win the Jax's mini! I ordered two from her last evening--one for my sister and one for my daughter! Have a great day! xoxo

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  33. I Love Cafe du Monde but Buds Broiler brings back such fun memories of a good friend who lived near Buds and our college days escapades! Liuzza's is another favorite. Jax has such work! Thanks for introducing her and her works!

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  34. I love the Cafe du Monde mini canvas! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!
    I LIKED Jax on FB, am a follower of yours and I like too many to list.
    Thanks!

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  35. Thanks for introducing Jax...love her work! I'm an email follower...I think that counts! ;)

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  36. You said we could come back and leave a comment each day, so here I am! I went and looked at her new painting the drinks of NOLA and it was a great fun painting!
    Linda

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  37. I want one. two. three. You always have the best give aways. Thanks Ron for the offer. Jax's paintings are fabulous! marylmartin@gmail.com

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  38. What wonderful little works of art! I've been reading Acorn daily and finally joined Bloglovin' to be able to enter your great giveaways. I love the crayfish. He would be perfect in the kitchen of our new, little beach house. Thank you, Ron. PSU-Sue

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  39. I love Mother's Restaurant. Really, they are all adorable.

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  40. How would I even begin to choose?!?! I'll start with winning this one, then add....love all the restaurant and bar painitngs and the other New Orleans themed ones. thanks for the chance! Pam (hatkeys@yahoo.com)

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  41. Stopping by again for another chance to win Jax's mini! I can't wait to receive the ones I ordered for my sister and daughter. I know they will love them! Have a great day! xoxo

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  42. Back for another chance :)....have been looking some more and thinking a grouping of the minis would be the perfect addition to our freshly painted kitchen!

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  43. Back for another chance...a set of three or four for my kitchen would be perfect. Cafe du Monde would be the perfect starting place! Thanks for the give away.

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  44. I'll never forget my first visit to Cafe du Monde! I lived in Mobile and had gone over to visit some college friends. After a fun party we went to the Cafe and I had my first ever beignet! I think my eyes lite up like the 4th of July as that sweet sugary goodness hit my mouth. No matter how many times I visit there I never get tired of Cafe au Lait and Beignets!!

    Linda

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  45. Forgot to leave my email address yesterday. And I spelled crawfish wrong! You can tell I'm a Yankee but my heart is in the South. Hoping to win the "crawfish"! PSU-Sue email: stonefield330@echoes.net

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  46. Thanks for the additional chance!

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  47. Just getting in from a wedding, so I thought I'd pop in for another chance to win! xoxo

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  48. Thanks for another chance to win!

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  49. Back for today's chance! I keep visiting the paintings and every time I do my list gets longer and longer of the one's I love. The streetcar is another favorite.

    Linda

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  50. Back again for another chance. Keeping my fingers crossed -- they're just too cute!

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  51. Back for Monday's chance! Looks like you had a great weekend...

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  52. I'm back! Put my name in for another chance to win! Have a great day! xoxo

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  53. Oh, Ron being a big fan of outsider art and there in tampered style I love Jax work here in his mini's
    Your collection has found a perfect place of interest.
    Really fun work and would love to be a contender for a win.

    So please count me in.

    Xx
    Dore

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  54. Today I am dreaming of the first time I had Eggs Benedict at Brennan's! Another great memory of New Orleans!

    Linda

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  55. Checking in again to get another chance on the Cafe du Monde little view! Great work!

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  56. Another day, another chance... :)

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  57. Back for another chance! Thanks!

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  58. I'm back for another chance! Keeping my fingers crossed! Have a great day! xoxo

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  59. Today's memory of New Orleans is Jackson Square. Always something going on there and when visitors come it's a great place to visit.

    Linda

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  60. Commanders Place.... Love all these and the idea of a small treasure of a memory!!!

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  61. Love her work,Cafe Du Monde still has to be my favorite!

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  62. The magnolia is calling me today...

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  63. Stopping by for another chance to win the Cafe du Monde mini! I can't wait to receive the two that I ordered for my sister and Natalie. Keeping my fingers crossed that you pull my name! Have a great day! xoxo

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  64. I want that darling art canvas. My favorite is the streetcar. jhouserslandau@aol.com

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  65. love the cafe du monde....thank you for the opportunity to see this wonderful art. --marti

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  66. Ron, did you see the new painting by Jax of the shotgun houses? It is amazing! Thanks for this chance at the giveaway. I will be here everyday with my extra comment. Can you tell I REALLY would love that mini! LOL, of course I'm not the only one!

    Linda

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  67. Ron, I have many fond memories of New Orleans. I have liked both you and Jax.on Facebook and am a new follower of yours on Bloglovin. I would love the Riverboat Natchez since I grew up there. I also love the Pat O's mini!

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  68. Ron, I have many fond memories of New Orleans. I have followed you and Jax on Facebook and also follow you on Bloglovin. I love the Riverboat Natchez mini since I grew up there.

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  69. Oh how I would love to win the Cafe Du Monde mini. Love Jax art. I follow on FB and receive your post via email. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Stopping by again for another chance to win the Cafe du Monde mini! I'm feeling lucky this time! xoxo

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  71. Stopping by for another chance...thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. and I'm back!! I love her mini's and keep changing my mind about which one I will gift myself with for my birthday in June...I bet I buy more then one! :)

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  73. I'm feelinf lucky, too, Ginger! Love the minis!

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  74. Coffee Tawk this morning and thinking how sweet it would be to win the Cafe Du Monde mini!

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  75. The Cafe du Monde mini is calling my name! Dropping in for another chance to win! TGIF! Have a great day! xoxo

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  76. Looks like you had a grand time last night! An Antoine's mini would also be nice addition to a collection! I'm so wanting that Cafe du Monde mini!!

    Hugs!!

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  77. Back for another chance for the crawfish. PSU SUE

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  78. Dropping in again for another chance to win the Cafe du Monde mini! Looks like you had a great time at Antoine's Thursday night! xoxo

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  79. Back for today's chance to win the mini! Have fun in the French Quarter today!

    Linda

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  80. I'm back again for another chance to win the mini! I'm sure you have been enjoying the FQF! Have a great day! xoxo

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  81. Please put my name in for another chance. Thanks!

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  82. Looks like about three of us coming back daily to enter again! :0

    Linda

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  83. Just checking in after returning from Lafayette for the weekend! I could use some coffee and beignets from Cfae Du Mond right now!

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  84. Dropping in for another chance to win. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend...have a great week, too!

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  85. Looks like you had a great weekend at the festival with your friends...here's to a great week!

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  86. Put my name in for another chance to win! xoxo

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  87. What a fun weekend you had! I'm ready for a NOLA vacation, maybe this fall. Thanks for another chance to win!

    Linda

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  88. I'm back for another chance! WooHoo! Your weekend is making me tired! You're making me wish I was younger and could have that much fun again!! LOL!

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  89. oh and the make a roux one is great!!! love it!!

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  90. I've now liked Jax the Artist on the FB and have been a fan of UA for a while now, as well has following you through Bloglovin. I can't believe you're making me choose only one mini. I suppose if I was forced to pick one and only one, I suppose it would have to be her rendition of Oak Alley. Or maybe it's the one of Tiger Stadium. No, it would have to be Gambino's. Oh, the pressure!

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  91. I would love the Court of Two Sisters-my husband took me there on our honeymoon. I have followed your blog for a year or so and enjoy it very much! Also, I liked your blog & Jax blog on FB. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    lyndalamon@att.net

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  92. Love the new Uptown Acorn mini!! Perfect! Still keeping my fingers crossed for the Cafe du Monde :).

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  93. Back for another chance...the UA mini is perfect!

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  94. Fingers crossed--here's to another chance! Love the Uptown Acorn mini--that is the perfect gift for you! Have a great day! xoxo

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  95. Another chance to win! Love Love Love the Uptown Acorn mini! I bet that made your day Ron!

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  96. Love your new mini! Thanks for the extra chance to win !

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  97. Good morning! Hoping to win the Cafe Du Monde mini! Cheers to Jack Rudy!

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  98. Thanks for another chance...

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  99. Good morning to you, Ron! Stopping for another chance to win the Cafe du Monde mini. I'm giving my sister hers today! I hope she loves it as much as I do. Have a great day! xoxo

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  100. Great giveaway! Jax work is wonderful...loved so many things..the churches and schools stole my heart until I saw the angels oh and the shotgun houses...love....fingers crossed...

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  101. Back for today's chance to win the mini! Of course I'm still thinking about that Jack Rudy gin & tonic :)
    It's noon somewhere right??

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  102. Stopping by for another chance to win the Cafe du Monde mini!

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  103. It's almost time for the winner to be announced and I hope it's me! Happy Thursday, Ron!

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  104. Back again! It's getting close to the drawing date, and I'm hoping that it's me! I know you can't wait for that dismissal bell to ring today! Have a great day! xoxo

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  105. I'm back! So excited to finally have the drawing date near!! Enjoy your Spring Break!!

    Linda

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  106. They are all beautiful but my fav is the Court of Two Sisters. I went there on my honeymoon! Great memories!
    Besides it will look great in my kitchen!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  107. Coming back for one more chance to win this beaut!

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  108. Back for my final entry! Can't wait to see who the winner is....Happy Spring Break!

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  109. Enjoy your spring break, but I'm sure I don't have to tell you! Looks like you have it all planned! Happy Easter to you and J! Thanks for the give away!

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  110. One more chance! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  111. I would love to win! I liked uptown acorn and Jax on FB. I've been subscribed to uptown acorn for a long time.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  112. Would so love to win the crayfish mini!!
    PSU-SUE

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  113. One last entry! Fingers and toes crossed! :)

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  114. My fave Jax mini is the Cafe Du Monde painting. This is the first time I have ever commented on a blog- hope I did this right!

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  115. Coming back for one more entry!

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  116. One more chance--hope I'm not too late!

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  117. Entering on a wing and a prayer ;0) I generally don't enter contests as for some reason this area isn't my strength (I don't win!). But, I'm from Nola, left in '90 due to my job and now go back maybe 4 times a year for a visit (driving 8-1/2 hours to do so). As my age, those driving trips are not gonna happen much longer so I thought...how nice it would be to have a piece of home with me all the time...

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