Monday, September 28, 2009

Oeuf Halloween Costume Giveaway

This giveaway has ended! Thanks to all that entered!

I can't believe Halloween is a month away! Where does the time go? I have to say this year is the first year I haven't really been excited about Halloween. I'm not looking forward to having to tell Ella no when she begs for the candy she just scored. I'm not looking forward to looking for or creating a costume. I am ready to have a pumpkin and I love my Fall decor... but something is just missing this year. Maybe it's the new-found knowledge about all of the toxic junk in costumes that has me down.

I've learned that majority of the cheap costumes sold are made with toxic conventional dyes, which can cause skin irritations and also pollute waterways. Some costumes are also made with petroleum based products which require oil drilling. Both are bad for the environment, not to mention your child's precious skin. On top of that, most costumes are also made out of nylon or polyester which are both non-biodegradable. They all are treated with flame retardants- which is good and bad. Good- it's saving your child's life in case they come across a open flame. Bad- there is a lot of negative attention towards certain flame retardants and you don't know which kind is in your costume.

As I was researching "safe" costumes, I was thrown back after reading to avoid cotton since it is highly flammable! Cotton, rayon, acetates or blends are all highly flammable. Also you should avoid cardboard boxes, paper, tissue, long costumes, flowing costumes, fake fur, stringy strands, lace trim, tight costumes, loose costumes, masks and hard props. Wow... that's a lot to avoid. See why I'm getting down?

The good news is that there are Eco-friendly options available, like at Oeuf. Oeuf, pronounced UH-F, is a Eco-friendly company dedicated to create practical, stylish, high quality safe products for our children. They have adorable Alpaca fabric Halloween costumes that quickly caught my attention. Alpaca wool contains fibers with microscopic air pockets. This gives the fiber tremendous thermal capacity that allows a breathable fiber with an insulating nature.

Oeuf has a Mask and Tail set made from 100% Alpaca wool that is really cute. The mask will only cover your child's nose, so you don't have any safety worries! The set is made in Bolivia and is sure to stand out. You can choose from a tiger, raccoon, dog, fox, cheetah, zebra, giraffe or crocodile.

Oeuf also has Halloween Bat Boy & Bat Girl hats, an Animal Hat & Booties, Angel Sweater and Angel Booties that are all adorable. You can also find Alpaca jewelry, which is a great alternative to the cheap plastic stuff. While you are looking around, be sure to check out their amazing new items!

The Giveaway: Oeuf would like to give 1 lucky reader a Mask and Tail set!! A $48 value!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 12, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US.

How to Enter: Go to Oeuf and tell me something that you love and tell me which animal you would pick if you won. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 extra entry total)
6. Go to Oeuf and join their mailing list
7. Tell me one of Oeuf's Mission Statements
8. Grab Mkokopelli's Fall Week button and post on your blog or FB page
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164 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, the Alpaca Forest Coat in gray is sooo cute. If I win, I would choose the Zebra. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  2. I follow your blog. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  3. I follow you on Twitter. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    Twitter id: joeandbridge

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  4. I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    FB Name: Bridgette Groschen

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  5. I subscribe to your blog via email. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  6. I tweeted your giveaway. Thanks!
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4459117174
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  7. I posted a link to your giveaway on my Facebook page. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    FB Name: Bridgette Groschen

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  8. I entered your Keen Tote Bag Giveaway. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  9. I subscribed to Oeuf's Mailing list. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  10. One of Oeuf's Mission Statements is:
    Be good to the planet.
    Use natural, renewable, recyclable materials that emphasize conservation and lead to environmentally sound products. Employ eco-conscious manufacturing processes that promote low emissions and sustainability.
    Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  11. I would choose the Raccoon, and I also love the alpaca angel sweater!

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  12. I love the women's shoes, especially the PTC slip ons. If I won, I'd like the Red Fox.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I subscribe via email.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. What a great giveaway, I love OEUF!

    I love their blue bobo heart dress.

    thanks
    jen DOT s DOT chandler AT gmail DOT com

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  15. One of their Mission Statements is "Be Good to the Planet."

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I follow
    Jen DOT S DOT chandler AT gmail DOT com

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  17. I subscribe too!

    Jen DOT S DOT chandler AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I entered the SOft Star Shoes giveaway

    Jen DOT S DOT chandler AT gmail DOT com

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  19. I'm now on Oeuf's mailing list!

    Jen DOT S DOT chandler AT gmail DOT com

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  20. And I love their amazing craftsmanship/craftswomanship. We have one of their pieces for my daughter, I can vouch for it. That's part of their mission - to be good (great!) designers.

    Thanks

    Jen DOT S DOT chandler AT gmail DOT com

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  21. Love the ANIMAL HAT AND BOOTIES sets and would pick the Zebra set if I won
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  22. I've loved the Coverall from Oeuf for SOOO long!
    I'd get my little croc the Crocodile!
    inalak at msn dot com

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  23. I follow your blog
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  24. I subscribe via email
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  25. I subscribed to Oeuf email-
    inalak at msn dot com

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  26. I love the Eve dress with Leggies and I would pick the cute raccoon set!

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  27. I'm an email suscriber.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  28. I follow with Google Friend.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  29. I follow on Twitter.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  30. I entered the Dreamsacks giveaway.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  31. One of Oeuf's mission statements is:
    Be good designers.
    Simple, clean, intuitive products that are easy and safe to use; made with quality craftsmanship that will last from generation to generation; designed with a European sensibility that is fun and stylish reflecting the needs and lifestyle of today’s modern families.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  32. I like that really sweet reversible hoodie.
    If I won I would like the tiger nose and tail set.
    gourdsrmylife at yahoo dot com

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  33. I subscribe via email to Mkokopelli.
    gourdsrmlike at yahoo dot com
    Marj M.

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  34. I entered your EcoHandBags.ca giveaway.
    gourdsrmylife at yahoo dot com
    Marj M.

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  35. One of Oeuf's mission statements is Be good to the Planet, use natural, renewable recyclable materials that emphasize conservation and lead to environmentally sound products.
    gourdsrmylife at yahoo dot com
    Marj M.

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  36. I'd do the tiger one for my son!

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  37. one of their missions: Respect the people who work with us and treat them fairly whether employees, artisans, retailers or consumers.

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  38. I love the reversable booties! I would choose the racoon! Thanks

    keithadanielle at yahoo dot com

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  39. I subscribe
    keithadanielle at yahoo dot com

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  40. I think the Bat Boy hat is adorable! And I'd pick the dog set!
    whitlump@gmail.com

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  41. entered KEEN giveaway
    whitlump@gmail.com

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  42. follow your blog
    whitlump@gmail.com

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  43. email subscriber
    whitlump@gmail.com

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  44. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4515928618

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  45. omgoodness! toooo cute! and i LOVE Alpaca! angel sweaters and eiffel tower hats? will they fit me too? ;) oooh a fave is hard to choose - the fox is such a cute and sneaky creature - perfect for the season! i say fox!
    mintymommybee@gmail.com

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  46. i subscribe to blog via email.e3
    mintymommybee@gmail.com

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  47. and i am a fan on fb and have posted a link to your giveaway! mintymommybee@gmail.com

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  48. I love the BABY CROCHET SLIPPERS AND HAT. I would choose the tiger..
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  49. I follow Mkokopelli on twiter under catss99
    amanda
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  50. entry 1 for tweeting

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/4547724726

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  51. entry 2 for tweeting

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/4547724726

    amanda
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  52. entry 3 for tweeting

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/4547724726

    amanda
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  53. mission statement: be good people.

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  54. I love love love their neckties. I haven't been able to find anything else quite as functional or cute! We would choose the dog set :)

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  55. How fun! I'd love the crib mattress, can you do a giveaway for that? lol I think we'd choose the fox so my girls can pretend to be swiper. :)

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  56. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4571459404

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  57. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4590553287

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  58. I love the Bobo Heart Dress, and I'd pick the dog

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  59. following on Twitter @jsoldham

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  60. subscribed via email
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  61. tweet http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/4590898896
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  62. Subscribed to Oeuf's email list
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  63. One of Oeuf's mission statements is:
    Be good to the planet.
    Use natural, renewable, recyclable materials that emphasize conservation and lead to environmentally sound products. Employ eco-conscious manufacturing processes that promote low emissions and sustainability.
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  64. entered your Dream Sacks giveaway
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  65. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4607167067

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  66. I love the "hug me" sweater in brown. I'd want the cheetah mask & tail set.

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  67. I subscribe to your blog by email.

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  68. I entered the Parade Baby Giveaway.

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  69. One of their missions statements is: Be good designers.... a mission we can all appreciate!

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  70. I LOVE THE RED FOX>> IT IS THE MOST PERFECT HALLOWEEN COSTUME EVER>> EVER!!!
    The Bern Mu shoe in size 7 and black>> great looking shoe

    Thank you

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  71. Following you on twitter and I want the red fox

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  72. I invited some of my friends to come and see you

    the red fox lady

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  73. Eco Bones from Soft Landing>> hope I wih it for my dogs

    The red fox lady

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  74. Did the facebook thing too>> favorite tweet
    everything I could think of

    Love the red fox>> thank you for the chance to win

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  75. I LOVE the pirate pillow. I want it for myself! I would pick the giraffe though the fox is ADORABLE! its a tie.

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. i follow!

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I like the BOBO HEART DRESS. I would choose the giraffe.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  78. I would choose the dog. I love the TOY STORE storage- could really use that in the playroom

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  79. I like the hand crochet alpaca butterflies. I'd choose the tiger. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  80. like SPARROW TWIN BED and would pick dog
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  81. Bobo heart dress!
    panicxduh@yahoo.com

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  82. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4669736452

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  83. The kids "ALPACA FOREST COAT" is beautiful! My little one would love the tiger! Thanks so much!

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  84. The Little red fox is friggen adorable!! Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

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  85. I love the 100% alpaca reversable hoodie in brown and pink. I would pick the fox, if I won.

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  86. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4725568071

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  87. I like the Dragon animal hat and booties.

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  88. Twitter follower: qwills2cats

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  89. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/qwills2cats/status/4726410448

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  90. the Alpaca Forest Coat in gray is sooo cute

    rajee@momsfocusonline.com

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  91. I like the BAT GIRL hat, so cute. If I win I'd go with the cheetah.

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  92. I am a facebook fan, Anne Jolly

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  93. I follow you on twitter, lunaj1456

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  94. I also entered the eco handbags Ceclia giveaway.

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  95. I dream of winning the fox outfit>> I entered many times but did not put my email address>> so here it is
    wings@tds.net

    Thank you for the chance to be a winner

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  96. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4751863270

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  97. love the Carlisle Slip-on shoes I would pick the tiger con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. angel sweater (dog) fulfam@hotmail.com

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  99. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4772812048

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  100. I like the kids FANCY LADY COAT and i would pick the racoon

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  101. I love the alpaca ball, I'd select the alligator.

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  102. Following on twitter as ky2here.

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  103. Here's a tweet: http://twitter.com/ky2here/status/4792373932

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  104. I am crazy about the Kanga Sweater-so cute and different! If I won I would choose the cute tiger.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  105. I follow your blog.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  106. I love the alpaca baby coat and i would pick the raccoon

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  107. I like their shoes! I would choose the tiger.

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  108. I like the women's trailhead GROWLER. I would choose the tiger.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  109. These are great, on the model they're a bit bigger than I would have expected which is good! I would pick the giraffe, too cute.

    laurawins286@yahoo.com

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  110. I love the EVE DRESS WITH LEGGIES adorable. If I were to win I love the Zebra.

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)Com

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  111. I love their baby lounger, and my daughter would look super cute in the raccoon set.

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  112. One of their mission statements is "Be good to the Planet"

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  113. tweet 1
    http://twitter.com/soluckyducky/status/4816609225

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  114. Tweet 2
    http://twitter.com/soluckyducky/status/4816609225

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  115. tweet 3
    http://twitter.com/soluckyducky/status/4816609225

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  116. I love the Newport H2. Would be great for camping. If I win, I'd like the crocodile.

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  117. I love the sweet Circle Garland and I would choose the Raccoon animal costume set--adorable!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  118. I love the ALPACA CROCHET BLANKET and would pick the Dog set.

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  119. I'd choose the zebra

    I also like the toy store storage system

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  120. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4823590669

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  121. Love the Pirate Pillow! I would choose the fox!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  122. i love how awesomely cute everything is, but is still green! they make a point not to compromise quality and design for eco-friendliness. i would choose the tiger mask and tail!

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  123. i'm a fan of yours on facebook (jen reda)

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  124. i follow you on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  125. i subscribe by email (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  126. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/4825782389 #1

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  127. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/4825782389 #2

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  128. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/4825782389 #3

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  129. i joined oeuf's mailing list (redfuzzycow2yahoo.com)

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  130. one of oeuf's mission statements is to be good to the planet

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  131. I like that their furniture is made in Latvia and I'd pick the dog

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  132. Fan on FB- Bridget Combs

    brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  133. following on twitter- @bridget3496

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  134. follow your blog- bridget3496


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  135. subscriber-
    brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  136. joined oeuf's mailing list -brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  137. One of their mission statements is Be good to the Planet, use natural, renewable recyclable materials that emphasize conservation and lead to environmentally sound products.

    brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  138. I love the BOBO HEART DRESS, it is absolutely adorable. If I won, I think my daughter would like the zebra.

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  139. I follow your blog.

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  140. I follow on Twitter, too (@thxmailcarrier).

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  141. I'm an email subscriber.

    xpbloch at juno dot com

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  142. One of their mission statements is to "Be good people."

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  143. I have your Fall Week button up.
    http://thanksmailcarrier.blogspot.com

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  144. I entered your KEEN giveaway.

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  145. Tweet! #1
    http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4826691118

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  146. Tweet! #2
    http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4826691118

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  147. Tweet! #3
    http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4826691118

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  148. I love their blue bobo heart dress. Thanks for the chance.

    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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