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February 11, 2012

Hallmark Recordable Storybook & Blooming Expressions Review & -Rafflecopter- Giveaway -- ENDED

What are you getting for your kids this Valentine's Day? For me, I got DD candy and small toys in the previous years. Although she always loved the little things I got for her, I realized that these little things were very short lived. She got tired of the small toys quickly and the candy was gone within a couple of days. This year, Hallmark gave me some great ideas for what to pick up for my kids for Valentine's Day that I just had to share the ideas with you.

First of all, Hallmark sent me a flower that opens up with a touch of a button called Blooming Expressions. When the flower opens up, there is a message inside of it. DD just thought  this was so neat. I love that this is something that could be kept on a desk for a teacher or a loved one that you might be shopping for this Valentine's Day.
The second product I received to review was a best selling children's favorite called "Love You Forever" written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw. I absolutely love this book. Since DH did our last recordable storybook for DD, we decided that I should record this one for baby G. I have to admit that it was a bit hard for me to read through the entire thing for my little guy without crying. It just made me super sad to think about how quickly my kids are growing up and in a blink of an eye, they will be having families of their own. I was talking to my friend Jenni about how emotional I got. (If you are reading this Jenni, I hope you are ok with me sharing the story). My friend Jenni's mother just passed away a couple of weeks away. She told me that a week before her mother passed away from a long battle with cancer, her son asked if she was going to carry grandma to bed since she was sleeping on the couch a lot. His comment instantly reminded her of this exact book. After she died, my friend Jenni went home and found the copy her mom gave her on Valentine's Day in 2001. On the inside cover, it reads "Jenni, I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be. Love, Mom." When my friend Jenni told me the story, my heart just broke for her. It's so hard to lose a parent (I can sympathize because I already lost both of my parents to cancer too). However, at the same time, I love that Jenni had something that she could hold onto as a constantly reminder of just how much her mother loved her. I could only hope that my children will know and always remember how much I love them as well.

If you haven't picked up a recordable book from Hallmark, I highly recommend checking it out. Besides the fact that we love these recordable books, every time I mentioned how much we love them, I always get very positive responses from other mommy friends who own them as well. Foe example, my friend Irene mentioned that her mother-in-law bought a recordable story book from Hallmark and recorded her voice reading the story so that her granddaughter could listen to her read despite the fact that she lives hundred of miles away from them.

To buy these great products I received to review, please visit your local Hallmark stores.

Many thanks to Hallmark. The company has generously offered 1 Blooming Expression ($14.95) and 1 Recordable Storybook ($29.95) as giveaway prizes to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on Feb 25, 2012.


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162 comments:

Regan said...

following on GFC as Regan S

Regan said...

I like the Pick Me Up & I Go Ape

eclairre said...

I like the Free Hugs
Card With Sound

one frugal lady said...

I love the pepe le pew animal!
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one frugal lady said...

I entered the utterly smooth giveaway!

Beth R said...

GFC Beth
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Beth R said...

I love the family tree frame That is so cute
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Beth R said...

I entered the udderly smooth giveaway

Beth R said...

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Amanda said...

I love the Interactive Storybooks and Story Pals esp Abigail.
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Amanda said...

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Amanda said...

Entered the Udderly Smooth GA
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mahnrafjtb said...

I love that they carry the Peanuts collection. I love the new Snoopy stuffed animal. I am going to go buy it for my niece.

mahnrafjtb said...

Evening tweet. https://twitter.com/#!/mahnrafjtb/status/168510012099010561

Beth R said...

evening tweet
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Natalie A. said...

I like the Christopher™
Story Buddy™! Thanks!

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Natalie A. said...

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Renee B. said...

I like the star wars faces valentine

Amanda said...

Morning Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/168755587750965248
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Amanda said...

Entered the Beco GA
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tara1965 said...

gfc
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tara1965 said...

I like the bug calendar

tara1965 said...

entered zutano

scottsgal said...

I like their photo cards
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Nancy's Couture said...

I like the Stars On Blue Personalized Plate

Nancy's Couture said...

Evening tweet
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Amanda said...

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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/168922195916099584
I entered beco

Beth R said...

early early morning tweet 12:08am
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Beth R said...

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susan said...

I like the Christopher™ Story Buddy™.

susan said...

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susan said...

I entered your Zutano giveaway.

Beth R said...

Afternoon tweet
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rj7777 said...

GFC follower
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rj7777 said...

I visited the Hallmark site and I love their cards especially the grandson one with the dog on it. I love all of their talking books that are personalized. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

rj7777 said...

I blogged about this giveaway at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/2012/02/check-this-out-to-win-blooming.html
I have your bring home the baby and blog button at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/I entered the zutano giveaway. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

rj7777 said...

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Amanda said...

Afternoon tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/169198047849492482
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Amanda said...

Entered the Geek Charming DVD GA
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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AMY said...

GFC follower and I like the Guess How Much I Love You Recordable Book. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

AMY said...

I entered the Udderly Smooth giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Miller Racing Family said...

I am a follower.

Miller Racing Family said...

I like the family tree holder.

Shannon said...

I love the little Bug 'Ems!

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Shannon said...

entered Zutano

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Beth R said...

morning tweet
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Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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Beth R said...

I entered disney's geek charming
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Beth R said...

comment on a blog post
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/169567988884848640

scottsgal said...

entered geek charming
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Amanda said...

Entered the Zutano GA
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Amanda said...

Evening tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/169599364271058944
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lisa said...

the photo cards
Button: mountainlaureldreams.blogspot.com
entered zutano

Beth R said...

morning tweet
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Beth R said...

I entered joovy groove
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Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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skipthelaundry said...

gfc
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skipthelaundry said...

I like the party plates that you can personalize.
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skipthelaundry said...

blog button
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skipthelaundry said...

bringing home baby button
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skipthelaundry said...

tweeted
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skipthelaundry said...

entered geek charming
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/169946859698266112

Beth R said...

gfc Beth
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Amanda said...

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skipthelaundry said...

morning tweet
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skipthelaundry said...

entered zutano
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Beth R said...

morning tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/170182198446669825

Mrs.Smitty said...

We actually got the Birthday Balloons & Dots Personalized Plates for my daughter's 3rd birthday. It was a huge hit! http://www.hallmark.com/Product/ProductDetails/5PBD2632_DK

Mrs.Smitty said...

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Mrs.Smitty said...

Post your Blog Button and your Bring Home Baby Button!
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Mrs.Smitty said...

Commented on your post
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Mrs.Smitty said...

Morning Tweet
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Mrs.Smitty said...

Entered your Zutano Giveaway

Amanda said...

Morning tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/170186176450408451
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skipthelaundry said...

afternoon tweet
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Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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Amanda said...

Afternoon tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/170253745949655040
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Amanda said...

Entered the Disney I Heart Minnie DVD GA
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skipthelaundry said...

evening tweet
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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Beth R said...

entered I heart Minnie DVD
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scottsgal said...

entered minnie

Amanda said...

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Julie G. said...

I love the Pink Garden Collection

Julie G. said...

I entered the Beco Butterfly 2 giveaway

Beth R said...

morning tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/170537275652964353

Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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AMY said...

I entered the I Heart Minnie giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

scottsgal said...

entered knex
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Amanda said...

Evening tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/170676830234361856
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/170680699425263617
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Beth R said...

entered the K'nex giveaway
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susan said...

Entered your Building Block Sets giveaway.

susan said...

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Beth R said...

morning tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/170785986421325824

Amanda said...

Morning tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/170935428982116352
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Beth R said...

entered trunki
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Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/170940020323131392

Amanda said...

Entered the Knex GA
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/171093142571978752

skipthelaundry said...

morning tweet
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skipthelaundry said...

entered beco carrier
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Beth R said...

am tweet
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Amanda said...

Morning tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/171291606476013569
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Amanda said...

Entered the Gummy Lump GA
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susan said...

Entered Gummy Lump.

susan said...

https://twitter.com/#!/susanlanai/status/171296166267457536

Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/171302081016246272

Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/171412333342629889

Amanda said...

Morning tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/171631983129137152
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Beth R said...

morning tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/171636009291874305
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AMY said...

I entered the Geek Charming giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/171714113821609984

Jaime said...

I like the Pink Garden CD/DVD Organizer, definitely need that!

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Jaime said...

Afternoon tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/jfarley612/status/171717065453993984

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Jaime said...

Entered the Disney I heart Minnie DVD giveaway.

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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/171754015137345536

Beth R said...

morning tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/171988414810431489

AMY said...

I entered the Trunki giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Erin said...

I love everything from hallmark! I love the Abigail and the Lost Purse Interactive Story Book.

Erin said...

https://twitter.com/#!/EMakingMemories/status/172037060151091201

Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/172130059472220160

Kristen said...

I like the Abigail and the Balance Beam Story Buddy.

Kristen said...

I have the Bringing Home Baby button on my homepage
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Kristen said...

entered Zutano

Beth R said...

morning tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/172358957858422785

ani hearts japan said...

I like the Don't Pull My Ears Donald Duck!

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ani hearts japan said...

I entered the I heart Minnie giveaway.

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AMY said...

I entered the Knex giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/172415166049304576

Beth R said...

I entered the Bob the Builder DVD giveaway
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/172482185968893953

Melissa said...

I like thier snoopy plushes

Melissa said...

your button is at
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Beth R said...

morning tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/172708602954514432

AMY said...

I entered the Gevalia giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/172777700249976833

Beth R said...

I entered Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse Giveaway
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scottsgal said...

entered bob the builder
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Amanda said...

Evening tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/172848804054310912
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Amanda said...

Entered the Gevalia GA
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Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/172867527322509313

Beth R said...

entered the Gevalia GA
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Beth R said...

morning tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/173090250653044736

Amanda said...

Morning tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/173112469470973954
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AMY said...

I entered the Bob the Builder giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/173161015444385792

Tylerpants said...

I like the cute lion blanket. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/173219400801976320

scottsgal said...

entered knex
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Beth R said...

morning tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/173449212632113154

Amanda said...

Morning tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/173492856458194945
tvpg at aol dot com

Beth R said...

afternoon tweet
beth.rees333 at gmail dot com
https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/173517866644160513

Amanda said...

Entered the Prince Lionheart GA
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trixx said...

The Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Recordable Door Hanger would be lovely! trixpixel[at]gmail.com

Beth R said...

evening tweet
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https://twitter.com/#!/Gkeeper333/status/173593418637910017