Wednesday, November 21, 2018

John the 'Glitter Guy'

John and Abbie Duggar

"I've actually become more of a glitter guy because she's a glitter girl."
-John Duggar

John and Abbie couldn't have looked any happier on their wedding day if they tried. This bride and groom were just so joyful to be getting married! Have you seen the 20-minute preview that TLC uploaded? The links are in our post from yesterday morning, and we shared a few highlights yesterday afternoon. How do you think John and Abbie Duggar's wedding compared to the other Duggar weddings?


Photo/video courtesy TLC

92 comments:

  1. Except for John's weird kissing thing it was pretty much like the rest of the Duggar weddings. Well planned and executed. Abbie handled John's strange behavior well. I would have been totally embarrassed if my husband had acted like that at our wedding.

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    1. well I not agree with you. I think it wasn't strange or weird the kissing part. it was something special for him looking at Abbie in front of him. he was excited to know that Abbie will be his wife and want it to let her know how much he loves her and want it to be unique.about the beard i don't think is our problem as long as Abbie likes it is fine.

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    2. Different strokes for different folks. I thought they were totally authentic and sweet and it was very endearing. I’m very happy for them.

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    3. Right, it’s so much better when overzealous teenagers act like they’re putting on a show by leaping onto each other for the big first kiss. How dare John have the gall to give his wife a sweet romantic kiss as he liked at their own wedding, without any consideration as to what you - internet commenter - would have liked to see.

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    4. Just watched the wedding preview, and I've got to say, John David's kiss was sweet and romantic, nothing inappropriate whatsoever. After reading comments like these, I was prepared for something cringe-worthy, but nope.

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    5. This kiss was weird for sure, but in the words of the great Dr Seuss..”we are all a little weird, and life’s a little weird...”. The key is finding that someone who is compatable with our own “weirdness”. I believe Abbie and John-David have done just that. Congratulations­čśâ

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  2. I think we all know the excitement of having our first boyfriend or girlfriend, compounded by the excitement of those first few months of a relationship. Researchers have said the feeling of infatuation is more intoxicating than some of the hardest addictive drugs known to man. Addicts will sacrifice almost everything in their life to get a fix; the Duggars rush to the altar!

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  3. Aside from that rather awkward kissing episode, I thought it similar to other Duggar weddings. Beautiful bride, lovely dresses and well planned. If JD thought he was being romantic, he missed the mark by a country mile IMO.

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    1. Oh well. You can’t please everyone and the only one JD needed to please was Abbie. She was obviously pleased. Good for them! Sweet couple.

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    2. I thought the way John David kissed his new wife for their first time was one of the sweetest and most romantic first kiss of all the Duggar weddings. It shows how much he loves and respects her instead of jumping right into an overzealous first kiss like some of the other Duggars have done. I think it showed maturity on John David's part. You are a beautiful couple and I wish the best for you.

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    3. Unusual does not equal awkward. It was sweet and romantic.

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  4. I was hoping the first look at the wedding was going to be on TV last night, but it is only online, which I can't access from my region. I checked the TV listing for Nov 27 for the wedding episode and it said it's only on for half an hour!!!!!! Is that true? I was hoping for an hour at least

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    1. When the season comes back on they will probably show the 2 hour version of the wedding. They did not even show the reception.

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  5. I hope all of the Duggar children have happy ever after stories...

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    1. That would be nice, but life isn't usually that simple. We all have to deal with the bumps and bruises life gives us. I hope they can do that successfully.

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  6. Hey sweet Abbie and John David Duggar love you whole world alway I happy you guys found one you love furture have kids awesome honeynoon I love you so much Mrs Abbie Duggar sweetheart ☺️­čśŐ

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  7. Looks like no chaperones when they’re getting out of the car! I hope they didn’t have them. They’re 26 and 28. They can handle being in a relationship with no kissing without John’s teenaged brothers following them around.

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    1. They probably did kiss....but so what?

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    2. They did'nt kiss because its agains what they believe in their convictions,they also courted before announced it to the family,John's words,but I believe their parents did'nt do shaperoning with them because they are older and they trust them to stand by their convictions,John is strict enough,he is a policeman after all,and thats why they rushed into marriage because they were afraid it would be difficult to do long term,and they each other well enough and how they feel

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    3. 1:15- John mentioned that they saved their first ksds for their wedding date.

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    4. John David is not a policeman. Police men and women have to apply, be tested, go through up to 6 months at a police academy, and have long probationary periods on the job after graduation. They're often required to have 2 to 4 years of college or military duty before being accepted into the training program. John David is an elected constable. He did not go through the police academy. It's like comparing a babysitter to a person with an early childhood education teaching degree. Both might be with children all day, but one put in a lot more time and work first.

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    5. Prior to Act 841 being signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe in April 2007, constables were not required to have training or wear uniforms.

      “There were some rogue constables out there,” said Daymon Blount, chief training officer for Arkansas constables.

      The new law provides for training standards, a statewide standard uniform and identification.

      In addition, the law also sets standards for training for certification. Blount said that to become certified, a constable must have a minimum of 120 hours of training, which includes instruction in fire arms, domestic violence and racial profiling. The minimum training for a constable is more than the 100 hours required for a reserve police officer.

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    6. Most likely her family has different views about chaperoning. Most conservative Christians trust their children, especially when they're engaged, to be responsible, mature adults who don't have to be watched like hawks. John would most likely go along with what Abbie and her family were comfortable with. If you're mature enough to be married, you're mature enough to be alone when engaged and set your own parameters.

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  8. I really don’t think the kissing was awkward. I thought John was being silly and their guests seemed to enjoy it. It was a beautiful, romantic kiss at the end. I really believe they are truly happy. I wonder if Abbie will still work. I also wonder if the couple will talk about if they had chaperones. I truly believe they didn’t and honestly they are grown adults and don’t need them.

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    1. Actually, they did have chaperones. The couple came to my church several times in Ada, Oklahoma. Each time, chaperones were with them. Each time was adult family members on Abbie’s side. I am glad they are consistent. No matter what age you are, temptations are still there.

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    2. All the hand and arm kissing was pretty silly. I wonder if JD read some book on how to be "romantic" and tried it out at the wedding. I would have the attempts at romance for a time when they were alone.

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    3. I agree with you, 1:04! You hit it right on with your last sentence.

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  9. "Glitter guy"? Is JD kidding again? Neither he or Abbie are particularly glamorous IMO. They seem more like an attractive couple who are rather conservative in their dress and behavior.

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    1. Liking glitter is not the same as being glamorous. My non-glamorous 9 year old loves the glitter and color and girly, while my tastes are more subdued. We don't know exactly what he was referring to, whether it was her decorating preferences for the wedding or what she picked for the registry, or whatever. Her conservative appearance may not be reflected in other areas of her life. Maybe she has glittery toe nails, for all we know.

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    2. Just watched the wedding preview, and she definitely had some sparkly going on. Her veil edging, her dress, and her earrings, not to mention the very sparkly bodices of the bridesmaids' gowns.

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  10. Hey JD, here's a helpful hint. Being married to someone doesn't mean you need to "become" exactly like them. Abbie doesn't need to love planes and you don't need to love glitter. You can have totally opposite preferences and still be happily married. Marriage isn't about the material things around you anyway.

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    1. I think he meant he wasn’t really moved or drawn to “girly” things until he met Abbie and now he finds those things endearing and something that will make his new wife happy. My husband may not share my style but it would hurt my feelings if he openly mocked the things I like. My take from the glitter comment was that he wasn’t going to try and change Abbie to be more simple like him (in regard to style and decor...he has made some comments throughout different shows about his sister’s preferences, usually followed by rolling eyes) but that he would respect and defer to her when it comes to style and the like.

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    2. My goodness, bless your heart.

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    3. No, he doesn't "need" to, but I'll bet his love for Abby has given him a desire to be interested in the things she's interested in, and vice versa. That's an unselfish characteristic.

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    4. You burn out quickly if you try to pretend you're interested in something you're not.

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    5. Maybe he's not pretending.

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    6. Why do many people on this blog takes things so seriously and want to prove a point about such minor things?

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    7. Right on, 5:57 and 8:37!!!

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  11. John and Abby might be my favorite couple yet. I believe John David is going to be a tender and loving husband. I found the glitter comment to be sarcastic and sweet. With humor, he is showing how much he loves Abby. She looked beautiful in her dress, and she seems like such a sweet person with a good sensor of humor. Congratulations to the happy couple.

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    1. Agree a million times over!!!

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    2. I think John D and Abbie tie with Jinger and Jeremy on weddings. But Jingers dress will always be my favorite

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  12. I thought the wedding was great. It was just as good as the other Duggar weddings.

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  13. Do I spy a Thirty One bag on Abbie’s shoulder?

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    1. Yes I noticed the bag too.

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    2. Looked like it!

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    3. Oh yeah! And Michelle often carries one of our thermal as a purse

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    4. Glad I don't need to buy purses. My daughter left about a dozen here when she went off to college. Whenever one wears out, I just get another one out of my stash. lol

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  14. I thought the whole wedding was sweet and I like their real personalities.

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  15. I like the way he kissed her. I felt like he really cherished her. It was silly but also sweet

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  16. This is my favorite wedding so far of the Duggars. Abby is just so likeable and sweet and not weird. She seems more relatable to the real world not so removed. Her taste is impeccable and they are extremely likeable. Loved how he kissed her.

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  17. John David is one happy man!

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  18. Did John David and Abbie have a first look on their wedding day?

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  19. He said in his vows he was going to kiss her at the most inopportune times wherever they are in the world. I think his gesture was sweet and romantic. He's getting a head start. Besides not your wedding, sounds a bit jealous to me

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  20. He said in his vows he was going to kiss her at the most inopportune times wherever they are in the world. I think his gesture was sweet and romantic. He's getting a head start. Besides not your wedding, sounds a bit jealous to me

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  21. JD has a dry sense of humor; you either pick up on it and have a laugh or completely miss it. I find him hilarious. I’m happy for him and Abbie. I don’t think either one of them really want to exploit their lives on camera. My wish for them is to be able to enjoy their marriage out of the spotlight. Sure, it would be great to see pictures and hear about their new life together, but they deserve to have privacy. JB put his children on TV; if he and Abbie don’t want to be filmed, then everyone should respect their choice.

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  22. I think this wedding was special. Abbie was a gorgeous bride. I like the fact that these two were a little bit older when they got married. It's like they waited a long time to find each other and that made it even more special to see them both glowing and so much in love.

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  23. My favorite all time couple and wedding was Jinger and Jeremy’s wedding. It was done all in good taste.... very Christ like ceremony... no silly pranks..Jeremy was just so loving and respectful with Jinger.

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    1. I totally agree about the silly pranks. Josiah and Lauren's did not have a lot of pranks in theirs either, thanks in part to Lauren's idea that Josiah held on to the rings. Joy and Austin's stayed on track also. Don't get me wrong, the pranks are cute. They just don't seem appropriate for the wedding ceremony itself. Even the Pastors interjected humor into the ceremony. John and Abbie's joked that John had said he wanted more children that his father. These are great stories for a rehearsal or reception, not the wedding. Paster Caldwell did a great job with both Joy and Joe's weedings, but even he put some humor into it when he calculated how much his 19 years raising Kendra would cost Joe. These are great and funny stories. In my opinion they are better saved to tell in less formal settings is all. They show a lot of love that is in the entire family. Just my opinion.

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    2. Jeremy has proven himself to be very preoccupied with his image and views himself as above childish pranks at his wedding. I don’t disagree with him; pranks are for kids, not adults on their wedding day.

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    3. Before our ceremony, the minister gave us a list of what music was allowed in the church, what vows would be used, and what the order of service would be. There was no straying from that solemn, traditional service. I can't imagine what the minister's reaction would have been had we said we wanted a drone to fly in! But we sure didn't need theatrics in the middle of a respectful church ceremony. The only photography allowed was non-flash, from the balcony, above and behind the congregation, where the photographer would not be seen nor interrupt the service. No TV cameras!

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    4. I agree with you, 12:46. Seems like some of that stuff could be done at the reception or the rehearsal dinner the night before.

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    5. Totally agree. Jinger and Jeremy's wedding was the best!

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  24. John David's sense of humour has always been sarcastic he's clearly joking. However he basically means he's learning to appreciate his wife's tastes! The kissing wasn't weird if anything it was much more sensible than the other duggar kisses which I'd of rather not of seen.... To much like bedroom action if you ask me from the others ... So much for holding out for your first kiss if its like that! This one was sweet and tender which was much more palatable.. .maybe John has watched the siblings cringe worthy moments and decided to be a bit more low key and respectful.. His humour again comes out as he made everyone wonder for a minute if he was going to wait until later!

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  25. I thought the wedding was beautiful. I also thought John kissing her hands, arms, face and then the final kiss was beautiful. I felt like he did that because, he loves every part of her, total love. I cried. Beautiful couple.

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  26. I truly love this family. Thank you Duggars for allowing us to feel as though we are all part of your family. You all are real, and a breath of fresh air. May God bless you and bless you and bless you all again. Congratulations John and Abby, may God use you both as you cleave to Him for such a time as this in the world that we live in.

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  27. The Duggar weddings usually include a prayer with the parents during the ceremony. Did they not do it, or did it just not get included in the video? Maybe we’ll see it in the full wedding episode.

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  28. They looked very happy like the rest and they had one of their father's apart of the ceremony as the rest...

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  29. JB and Michelle's "saving your first kiss for the wedding" rule has turned it into a huge deal for their offspring. John's performance punctuated by Abbie's nervous giggles tops all the other awkward moments at the previous weddings.

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  30. The wedding was beautiful. There were a lot of special touches. One thing I would say though, is that as much as I like the humor, a lot of it would have been more appropriate for a reception venue, rather than a spiritual ceremony. That's just my personal preference They make a very special couple and seem to complement each other. But even the pastor's jokes about holding hands, not knowing where the ring was, etc. would have been more appropriate in other venues. Weddings are not comedy hours. Lauren was right to have Josiah hang on to the ring so there could be no pranks in the ceremony. But having fun with their getaway car was good fun that didn't hurt anybody that was not a part of the actual ceremony. Everything else about John and Abbie's wedding was beautiful and tasteful. Just the humor during the actual ceremony could have been saved for elsewhere in my opinion.

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  31. Poor John David. When a guy tries to be romantic and the object of his attention starts giggling, it's an epic fail. lol

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    1. It wasn’t romantic, it was awkward, which is probably why Abbie started giggling.

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    2. It was not an epic fail. My goodness, it was so sweet, so filled with adoration...John's kisses were perfect. Loved it!!!!

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    3. The congregation was laughing! Seems natural that she would too. It was both sweet and funny.

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    4. Did you seriously just refer to Abbie as an object?! Women are people! They are equal to men in every way!

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    5. Yeah. When attempts to be romantic are met with laughter, it didn't work. Oh well I'm sure Abbie will explain it to JD.

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    6. "The object of your affection" or "one's affection" (or attention, or desire) is a old-fashioned phrase @ 5:15. It's not an insult.

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    7. They were laughing because they were expecting a romantic kiss on the lips, not his playful hand kissing. It was unexpected, but not awkward.

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    8. 5:15 -- "The object of his/her affection" is a common phrase and does not mean that the person is a literal object, as opposed to a human. Also, women are NOT equal to men in every way. Women are stronger than men in some ways and weaker in others. God made us different, and that's a great thing. We compliment each other.

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    9. I don’t think he was trying to be romantic. I think he was teasing her, so she she wouldn’t know when to expect the real kiss. Everyone laughed and Abbie said that he was so silly. It was meant to be funny and unpredictable.

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    10. @ 2:11 In what way are women weaker than men? Give some examples of things that really matter in life, not how many pounds they can bench press.

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    11. anon@2:11- I think 5:15 is saying that women do not have less value than men. There may be differences, as there are among all people, but one group is not more valuable than another or superior...in this sense we are all equal.

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  32. Glitter is pretty

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  33. I found it interesting that Renee designed Abbie's dress when she didn't do it for Anna years ago. The dress seemed to suit her just fine and was just perfect on her. The ceremony and venue seemed very similar to other Duggar daughter weddings. I did not care for the ring being brought in by a drone or the endless kissing. It was all a little awkward and not necessary at a wedding. These 2 seem to be very comfortable and natural being together.

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    1. I agree with you about the kissing, out of place at a wedding IMO. I thought it a nice touch with the drone since JD is a pilot.

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    2. I don't think Renee was on the radar back then.

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    3. The easy answer to that is they didn't know about Renae way back when Josh and Anna got married.

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    4. Renee didn't design Jill or Jessa's dresses either. She wasn't in contact with the Duggar family until Jinger's wedding.

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  34. Did you know there is edible glitter? I saw a glittered TURKEY somewhere online over Thanksgiving.... Sometimes you just have to say no to the glitter, John!

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    1. I looked it up - glitter turkey - it's a real thing! Ugh! Definitely not a good way to use glitter.

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