It's a Fiesta!

Last Thursday, after a hurried morning of rushing the kiddies to school, I sat down to enjoy a cup of coffee and to check my email.  I glanced at the names to see which message to open first: Facebook, Twitter, Martha Stewart.  Such tough decisions for a Thursday morning. 

One name in particular stood out amongst the crowd.

I couldn't believe it.  My heart just about jumped out of my chest.  I looked at the subject line and held my breath for a moment before reading it out loud...

It's your turn to be featured! 

Ay.  Dios.  Mio.  Somebody call the mariachi band, because today is my SITS day!   

*For those of you unfamiliar with SITS...The Secret to Success is Support is a group of over 7,000 women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another.



Welcome to Mexico, SITStas!  I'm Leslie Limón and I have been living in this beautiful country for 10 glorious years.  I'm a devoted wife and stay-at-home mom.  When I'm not busy caring for my 4 kiddies, our 2 cats, the house and helping my Hubby in his upholstery shop...I like to collect cows, sew, sing (mostly in the shower or while washing dishes) and photograph the world around me.  My biggest passion is cooking.  I love it so much that I also have a food blog where I share all of my delicious Mexican recipes.     

Here at Motherhood in Mexico, I blog about life, love, laughter, adventure and raising my family in a Mexican pueblito (small town).  To give you a glimpse of what our life in Mexico is like, I recommend reading:

And if you'd like to know more about our story, check out the posts listed in the "Best of" tab.

Make yourselves at home, grab a cup of coffee and I hope you have a lovely visit.   

Mi casa es su casa! 
 
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117 comments

  1. Congrats, Leslie! You deserve it :) Best Mexican expat blog out there (no lie)

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  2. Yea congrats Leslie! I was here a week before the crowd ;)

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  3. Congratulations Leslie! My husband used to live in Mexico City (I know, not quite a pueblito) and never stops talking about it. Have a great SITS day!

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  4. I cannot wait to check out your food blog! If there is one type of cuisine I love more than any other it is Mexican food!
    One of my very best friends is from Mexico and she makes me some of the most delectable dishes from her country...perhaps with your recipes I can surprise her with a taste of her homeland!

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  5. Happy Sits Day! Love your blog and plan to follow.

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  6. Happy SITS day! You have such an interesting life, I can't wait to read more!

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  7. Congratulations on your SITS Day! :)

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  8. Happy Happy SITS day to you!!!!!! Isn't day such a glorious day! Enjoy!!!

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  9. Congrats on your SITS day. I am your newest follower. Going to check out what all you got going on over here. Hope you enjoy your day!!

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  10. Happy SITS DAY. You deserve this one, Leslie! Enjoy your day!

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  11. What an awesome adventure, and kudos for having the courage to make the move to another county! I think a lot of us dream of doing things like this, but most of us never follow through.

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  12. congratulations on your SITS day! I started following your blog just yesterday and today you were highlighted - talking about great coincidences, uh? I love your love and your approach, the things you say about Mexico are truly appreciated (I am Mexican) - Mexico is a great country with a bad reputation; when somebody has the courage to open up their heart and express the love for a town and a culture the way you do, I have nothing but respect. Thanks a lot for sharing! Que siga la fiesta!!!

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  13. Happy SITS day. Congratulations. Love your blog. So colorful and inviting. Your personality shows throughs. It makes me want to sit down and visit with you over lunch.
    Have a great day.
    http://familyvolley.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy SITS day, Leslie! I know that once someone visits your blog, they'll be back.

    You have wonderful posts, and it's so interesting to read something different.

    ANd, yes, I am jealous of your life!

    Congratulations, and lovely to see others discover you!

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  15. Congratulations on your special day. I hope it turns out to be everything you'd ever hoped for.

    Your introduction was perfect. And your writing is very good. I'm off to explore your world.

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  16. Happy SITS day!! Yours is the first blog I've found from someone living in Mexico! I'm excited to read all about it :)

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  17. Leslie: Great blog. My kids and I lived on the island of St. Croix for 6 years. It was such an adventure. Your blog brings back wonderful memories. We are in Houston now, and the colors just aren't as bright :(

    Happy SITS day. Glad I found you!

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  18. HAPPY SITS DAY! Congrats on your special day!
    Your blog is sooo lovely!!
    Enjoyed reading your post. :))

    B xx

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  19. Love your blog! Happy SITS day! :) I'm your newest follower :)

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  20. Did someone say Mexican recipes? Can't wait to get my hands on those! Funny story, the first time we took my son to a Mexican restaurant he said, "This is good, is it Chinese food?" I know he'd love to try some of your recipes.

    Congrats on your SITS day, enjoy!

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  21. Congrats on your SITS day! Mi Amor and I are hoping to move to a Spanish-speaking country eventually. We just found out we are expecting, so our plan has been postponed for a bit. :)

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  22. Congratulations on your SITS Day!! Your food blog has me salivating! And I bookmarked it so I can come back often!! YUM!

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  23. Happy SITS day!! I've been to Mexico twice and it was nice to reminisce for a minute or two!

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  24. Wow, I am so excited to read your blog! Happy SITS Day!

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  25. Happy SITS day to you! Your blog looks very interesting and I saw some beautiful photos. Looking forward to reading more.

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  26. I just found you today from SITS and I love how you share the Mexican culture. The photos are beautiful and I can't wait to check out your food blog too!! In the spring I did Mexican Mondays and posted Mexican dishes I cooked ever week.

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  27. Hola! Happy SITS day! What an amazing adventure you are having.

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  28. I am totally going to forward your blog to a friend of mine who just moved to Mexico! Congrats on your SITS Day!

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  29. Congratulations on your SITS day! I am so happy for you. I hope you have a wonderful time and meet lots of new bloggers you adore : )

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  30. Leslie, I love you and congrats on your SITS day! I'm so glad we found each other over a year ago -- you make Mexico seem closer. I miss it. Keep up the awesome work on the blog. <3

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  31. Congrats on your SITS day!!! I can't wait to read your posts....and check out your recipes. I'm a total recipe junkie!!!

    Crystal
    http://survivingandthrivinginmom-dom.blogspot.com

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  32. Beautiful blog and family! Congrats on your SITS Day! Enjoy!

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  33. COngrats on your SITS day. Love the recipes.

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  34. Happy SITS day! Love your blog and the concept. It is so neat to hear about how people live in other parts of the world - thank you for sharing!

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  35. oh yeah for you on SITS day! Congrats. Glad to already be a follower though!

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  36. What a fantastic blog and so interesting! So happy SITS sent me by!

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  37. Happy SITS Day - instead of coffee, though, I'll grab a margarita...you know in the spirit of Mexico!

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  38. Happy SITS Day!!! I'm definitely going to check out your food blog as well as your recommended posts! Enjoy your special day!

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  39. How very sweet. Don't mind if I do! (oddly enough, I just grabbed a nice tall cup of coffee).

    Congrats on being featured today, momma! This is a beautiful blog you have here and I can't wait to read about your life in Mexico. Your photographs are beautiful and it's so nice you have a beautiful big family surrounding you always. That is what life is all about :)

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  40. Congratulations Leslie! You deserve it. Both your blogs are fantastic. I definitely am a fan. Enjoy. Take care.

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  41. Happy SITS day! I'm excited to read about life in Mexico :)

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  42. Congrats on your SITS day. I've already visited your food blog and everything looks so delicious. I'm trying to find a friend to get some Mexican with me for lunch. :)

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  43. Happy SITS day! I love the remark you made for SITS about the best part of Mexico is family. It's so awesome that you have family so close to you.

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  44. Felicidades! You collect cows? Do you live on a Ranch or ceramic Cows? I love your blog - wonderful job.

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  45. Happy SITS day - looking forward to reading your posts.

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  46. Congratulations on your SITS day! Your blog looks great!

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  47. Hey, Leslie, congratulations on your SITS day! Have a wonderful time :)xxxx

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  48. Happy SITS day!! Your pictures are amazing!! I can't wait to try out some of your recipies too!

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  49. Congrats on our SITS day! Wow, living in Mexico would be an adventure! I have family that once lived there, but I've never been. I could probably get along fairly well though, I speak a little Spanish and love Mexican food...lol.

    Lovely blog by the way. ;)

    Peace,
    Michelle at http://greenearthbazaar.com ~ Fellow SITStah. ;)

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  50. Happy SITS Day! Love your blog. I'll be following along.

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  51. I've just spent a delightful 20 looking through your blog. You've chosen such a neat life for you and your family; I envy the slower pace!

    Happy SITS day!

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  52. 20 MINUTES! I was here 20 minutes! Sheesh, I should probably proof read once in a while!

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  53. Congrats on your SITS Day! It sounds like you're very happy living in Mexico! That's great.

    Enjoy your day.

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  54. Hi visiting from SITS! Congrats on it being your SITS Say! I can imagine raising kids in another country would be quite the adventure. Looking forward to reading more about yours!

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  55. Ahhhh how exciting amiga! Congrat on being featured and for having such a wonderful blog. Lots of <3 <3 <3 <3 chica many blessings!

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  56. I just posted on SITS how brave and embracing you are -- to be so accepting of another country and it's cultures and then to blog and share it with your readers is a beautifully enlightening way to live life!

    Congratulations on this well deserved honor -- enjoy your day: my wish for you is that you never lose your spirit that is so endearing.

    Paz,
    ~Jo
    'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'

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  57. Happy SITS Day! Can't wait to read around your blog!! Congratulations!!!

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  58. Congratulations! I just spent the last half hour reading through your blog. LOVE it. :D

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  59. Feliz SITS Dia. I try but my hubby only teaches me bad words. I tried to say HAPPY SITS DAY! I would LOVE to live in Mexico and I look forward to following you via your blog.
    My Blog

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  60. Happy Sits day!

    I was wondering if someone had a blog and experience in Mexico, and it's you! I'm from México and live here, so I assure you have a fellow blogger buddy here :)

    Have a nice day and congrats!

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  61. Happy SITS Day! I am learning Spanish, so it's very cool to be introduced to your blog, and also your cooking blog, since my parents were from El Paso, TX and I grew up the only girl in the Canadian city my parents moved to, who ate homeade tortillas, chorizo, and tamales.

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  62. Congrats on your SITS day - I'm so glad I've found your blog, it must be so interesting to live and raise your family in a different country!

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  63. Congratulations Leslie on your SITS Day. Enjoy it. I can't wait to explore your blog more. I like what I have seen so far. I'm also looking forward to checking out your food blog. I returned to the States last year after living in Europe, so I can relate to some of the adventures that accompany living in another country.
    Blessings and Peace.

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  64. skunk lung tea?!? yuck!

    happy SITS day!

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  65. Happy SITS Day! I am really looking forward to reading your blog. Incidently, I will be turista-ing it up in Cancun next week. ;)

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  66. YAY!!! You know how much we love you Leslie! And your delicious recipes! Woohoo!! so happy for you!! xoxo

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  67. Happy SITS Day! It sounds like you have a wonderful and blessed life. I'm looking forward to checking out your recipe blog:)

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  68. Congrats on your special day, how exciting! Your blog is so interesting, look forward to following along!

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  69. I hope you enjoy your SITS Siesta Day! And I see you are a fellow BlogFrogian, too! Love me some BlogFrog. :)

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  70. Very Interesting Blog! I love reading about peoples lives in other parts of the world. Thanks for sharing. And congrats on being featured today!

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  71. Congratulations! I have just stumbled upon your blog. It's very interesting! I can't wait to get home and read some more. I'm now your newest follower. Candace

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  72. Congrats on your SITS day! I love me a fiesta and a siesta. In that order, please. New follower!

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  73. Felicitaciones on tu SITS Day (like my Spanglish?: )). Can't wait to read more of your blog and find out about your life in Mexico. I live in San Diego and have traveled to Mexico many times (not just late nights in TJ!) I'm with Kristy above, I love fiestas and siestas. And a good mariachi tune.

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  74. Can't wait to read some more...after my tea break.

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  75. Dropping by from SITS to say Hi and Congrats on being featured! Hope that you have a great day! I'm off to investigate your blog some more :-)

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  76. Congrats on being featured. I love it when someone I "know" is featured. It is so exciting. =)

    Although, I tend to show up on your recipe blog more then I do here. lol

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  77. happy happy SITS day!! Hope you are enjoying it!

    Im glad they featured you cause your blog sounds awesome!! Im following you now, and cant wait to see your recipes. yum!

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  78. Congratulations, and I look forward to trying your recipes! I LOVE Mexican cooking! Yum!

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  79. Congrats on your SITS day....Living in AZ, I love some good Mexican food, can't wait to check out your food blog. Hope you share how to make aweseom homemade tortillas, I have always wanted to learn how to do that!

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  80. Happy SITS day. I love your blog!

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  81. Dropping by to enjoy the fiesta for your SITS day. Great blog!

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  82. What an exciting blog! What a wonderful way to live! I totally envy you the family connections and all those fiestas. I'm away down in New Zealand (at the bottom of the South Pacific Near Australia) and I am MAD for fiestas. But I call them Parties.
    Awesome blog. Happy SITS day my friend!
    (PS I'm foolowing cos this loooks like too much fun!) Adios!

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  83. Happy SITS Day!

    I'm loving exploring your blog ... thanks for sharing your exciting life through your site!! (Skunk lung tea!? SERIOUSLY!?)

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  84. Happy SITS Day! I love your blog--especially the photos!

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  85. Congrats on your SITS day! I LOVE international blogs and am glad to have found yours!

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  86. Hey! Happy SITS day! What a wonderful Thursday that was and what a wonderful Thursday it is today for you! =)

    I will also check out your other blog. I'm so excited! =D

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  87. Happy SITS Day! Your pictures are amazing... makes me want to move even further south! :)

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  88. Happy SITS Day! Great blog. I love reading about different cultures. :)

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  89. Yay! How exciting! Will be checking out the foodie blog too as I would love to get some tasty Mexican recipes!!

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  90. Congrats on your SITS day!!!

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  91. Woot!!! Hope you enjoyed your fiesta today!!! Congrats on being featured!!

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  92. Beautiful blog! I think it is so awesome that you paid it forward to some other bloggers! Happy SITS day!

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  93. Happy SITS day!

    It's so funny this is my first visit to your blog and also my first time in Mexico - coincidence! I'm in Villahermosa for a couple of days.

    I love Mexican food so I'm looking forward to checking out your food blog.

    Have a great day sitster!
    Jade

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  94. Congrats!!

    Stopping by from SITS...what a lovely blog...I would love to live closer to my inlaws-instead of a few doors down, they are 8 hours away. :(

    I am off to check out your food blog!

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  95. Congrats on your SITS day! I love your blog, I read it this morning before I went to work and thought 'wow, and I think it's a big deal that I am moving from California to Virginia!' and here you went to whole different country! kudos to you for embracing it and loving it the way you do.

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  96. Found your blog on SITS. I married a Native American man and can appreciate living somewhere new with a new culture. Great blog!

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  97. Congratulations on being featured today! What a wonderful way to start your day and I can imagine the flurry of activity after you found out.
    I applaud your courage in picking up your roots and heading out to where love called you. I can relate as I moved here from Europe 20+ years ago and have no regrets.
    Have a great day!
    Elizabeth
    haven't been to Mexico yet but will

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  98. Congrats on your special day! Such a fun blog you have!

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  99. happy belated SITS Day^^....I'm so behind my blogging schedule.

    I hope you enjoyed being Queen of the Day^^

    xoxo

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  100. I hope you had a great day. I seem to be behind this week.

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  101. Happy belated SITS day. I look forward to checking out life in Mexico.

    LisaDay

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  102. I can't believe I'm late to the party. Dang! Is there any food left? Don't worry, I'll help myself.

    Felicidades! So happy you had your SITs Day! I have a feeling it was wonderful. You deserve it.

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  103. Happy SITSday! What a unique life you've landed in. Having fun looking around your blog today and very excited to get some of your recipes off your Food Blog! I love Mexican food.

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  104. Happy SITS day! Yet another blog buddy who has received their special day. That means mine might actually be out there!

    I really enjoyed the pieces you chose for your featured posts.

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  105. excellent news!! your blog is one i always look forward to reading and you are a role model of the type of mother i hope to be someday. bien hecho!!

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  106. I can't wait to read more of your blog sweet SITS-tah! congratulations and I am celebrating YOUR DAY with you - I am in New Mexico so HI NEIGHBOR! Fortunately I've had the pleasure of tasting some incredible Mexican food living here and meeting people from Mexico who I am proud to call friends, and I love to eat New Mexican food and to compare the differences - I hope your day was blessed!!!! have a glorious day sweet bella

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  107. look at you! this is awesome! so glad you got so many visitors :)

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  108. Happy SITS day Leslie! I am so impressed that you have two blogs! Your fam is lovely!

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  109. Leslie, paying a belated visit for your SITS day! Congratulations! It looks like it was a huge success! I'm glad to read that your asthma is under control. I'm asthmatic as well, and it's been a rough year with the pollen count in my town being off the charts this year! Wishing you continued success & good health!

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