Monday, November 24

Thank you Grace and Sugarplum Dreams!

The best thing about reviewing products for this blog is learning about items I otherwise never would have had the chance to discover...and then, of course, sharing these great finds with my readers!

I am pretty picky about what makes the cut for Berrie Sweet Picks, and even then, there are only a handful of products that have made me get all giddy and wish I was a kid again so I could play with it myself.

My current fave is the 20" tall Oopsy Daisy Zebra from Sugarplum Dreams. I'll admit that the $65 price tag might be a bit shocking for a stuffed animal, but it is more than worth it when you learn the story behind this adorable and visually stimulating plush pal.

The Zebra that I can't wait for Buttercup to fall in love with is a Kenana Knitter Kritter, which means it was hand-knit by a group of rural women in Kenya. These women utilize their knitting skills to support their families in developing economies where life is much tougher than anything I can even begin to imagine. And the money earned by the Kenana Knitters directly benefits the women involved, helping them better the quality of life for themselves and their families.

Our little zebra was hand-knit by a woman named Grace Nanyeit', and it brings a smile to my face knowing that there is an actual person who breathed life into this adorable stuffed animal instead of the usual factory line of machines. I don't know if Grace will get a chance to read this, but I'd like to thank her for the time and care she put into this project.

You can learn more about the Kenana Knitter group here, and I really do recommend taking a few moments to read!

And thanks to Sugarplum Dreams, I not only have a chance for one reader to win an Oopsy Daisy Zebra of their own, I also have a discount code for 15% percent off a $50 purchase or more through December 31. Just enter code berrie15 at checkout!

To enter to the contest, please visit Sugarplum Dreams and then leave me a berrie (read: comment)telling me what item ($50 or more) you'd like to purchase with the help of the offered discount code. You have until midnight, EST. on December. 2 and the winner has four days from the announcement date to respond. U.S. entries only, please.

Additional extra entries are also available if you:
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so.
* Blog about contest and link to this post.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest at berriesweet.info (at) gmail (dot) com and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my Berrie Sweet Picks button and place it on your blog page. I'll check!
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
* Tweet the contest and leave a comment with your username telling me what you said to your "tweeple"! Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

182 comments:

mrs.mommyy said...

Green Pea Baby Sling - Jacob - Reverses to Black a big sling for my husband to help with the little one and not too flowery mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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Super Blogger Girl! said...

I would choose the green pea baby sling!

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Maja said...

plane waste basket

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Amy said...

I love the fishermans warf rug.

Jenna said...

I really like the Little Giraffe Camoflage Chenille Blanket.j So cute and cozy looking! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenn S. said...

The Penelope Peapod Catching Fireflies Doll and Fireflies Set.

Jasmine said...

Green pea baby sling

AmandaSue said...

I love the Pink Little Giraffe Chenille Baby Blanket it looks so cuddly and soft. thanks for entering me, the zebra is adorable and the story behind it is amazing.

Amber said...

I would purchase the Little Giraffe Camo Chenille Blanket :)

Thank you for the giveaway and please enter me :)
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mom2anutball said...

I would get the 42x42 Game tickets/team sports wall mural.

cdziuba said...

I like the Green Toys Cookware - 100% Recycle Plastic especially since we are buying our little one a play kitchen for Christmas. cdziuba@aol.com

sito50 said...

I really like the Step Stools. My favorite is Renditions by Reesa Fun Daisy.

The Saunders Family said...

my nephews favorite animal is the giraffe so I would love to get the Little Giraffe Chenille Blanket for him
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tutugirl said...

I love the Princess Antique Pedal Car. It would look so beautiful underneath the Christmas tree. My daughter would go crazy for it.

reb said...

I like the Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Pink Diaper Bag.

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mar said...

I would purchase the Briar Rose Rug - $150.00. thank you

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

The Steven Joseph butterfly napmat & buddy bag

matty55 said...

Maura Daniel Small Hobnail "Aladin" Lamp would be my pick

Sami said...

I love the Little Giraffe Camo Chenille Blanket/

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piece of me said...

The Oopsy Daisy "Ella Elephant" Kids Art would go perfect in my little ones room.
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I have your button on my sidebar.
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jenny said...

wow i love to win this and well i realy do love every thing from sugarplum and i too love the zebra and well if i won this i think i would get a blankit or some thing wow i realy would love to win this thanks

Stephanie said...

Pediped Jake-Light Brown Nubuck Skate Boy Baby Shoes
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cstironkat said...

Zoocchini Giraffe Plush Toy In Safari Design Bucket is adorable.

mverno said...

blair rose rug is beautiful

sascha said...

I would purchase the Penelope Peapod Miss Mittens Kitty Doll.

agordon10 said...

I'd get the Penelope Peapod Catching Fireflies Doll and Fireflies Set

samsakara said...

The Little Giraffe Velvet Blanket looks soft and cute.

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babygyirl92699 said...

I love the Jellycat Junglie Spotted Giraffe Huge 31" Stuffed Animal Plush Toy.It is adorable!!

Kelly F said...

I really like the "Around the World" wall mural. It would be so great on any child's wall.

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Kelly F said...

I am a subscriber :)

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Kelly F said...

I am following you on twitter!

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peg42 said...

I love the Antique Pedal Car. I'd really love to get this for my son. I could just imagine his face.
This Zebra is really adorable. Thanks for this giveaway.

myntric said...

Wall Candy Arts Wall Decals - Dottilicious

Laura W. said...

I'd love to get the Wild West Tee Pee, so cute.

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April said...

I love the Oopsy Daisy monkey!

Anonymous said...

the fisherman's warf rug

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valerie2350 said...

I like the Isabella bookcase

valerie2350 said...

following on twitter :)
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valerie2350 said...

blogged it :)
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Dumaurier said...

I love the Skip Hop City Chic Black & White Circle Columbus Diaper Bag...its beautiful!

Meredith said...

I really like the Oopsy Daisy Monkey or Zebra. They are both so cute, and I would love to give one to my niece. Yeah, she would have to wait like a year before she realizes what it is and falls in love with it, but still!

~Meredith
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Meredith said...

I follow you through Blogger.

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Jean said...

I would choose the Little Giraffe Satin Chenille Baby Blanket

idahomom said...

My son would love Renditions by Reesa Varsity Waste Basket
$73. Sports

sweetsue said...

I would like to purchase the super-cute Princess Antique Pedal Car!
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clynsg said...

The Shaggy Raggy Light Blue Rug.


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vmkids said...

Little Giraffe Camoflage Chenille Blanket

Smooshy said...

the fisherman's warf rug!

susan1215 said...

The Penelope Peapod Catching Fireflies Doll and Fireflies Set looks neat

coriwestphal said...

I think I'd get all three of the My First Puzzles. what cute little cases. So much better than boxes. Thanks!

coriwestphal said...

I also follow you on Twitter, coriwestphal.

coriwestphal said...

I tweeted...

coriwestphal - Here's a great giveaway for a 20" plush Zebra valued at $65!!! @berriessweetest http://tinyurl.com/59hgxc

Shelley said...

Oh wow...so many cute things :) I would get the pink and brown polka dot angels watching over me cross and also the Jellycat Junglie Monkey Stuffed Animal Plush Toy.

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denyse said...

The fishermans warf rug is cute.

Aura said...

The circus parade mural is absolutely beautiful!

Aura said...

I subscribe to your feed

vboackle said...

r=the step stools.

Hil'Lesha said...

I like the Oopsy Daisy Monkey- Hand Made Approx 20".

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moushka said...

My daughter needs new shoes. The Footmates Children's Shoes - Courtney - Chocolate - Nubuck would be perfect.

kdkdkd said...

Oopsy Daisy Birthday Banner - "Vintage Sports" 54"x12"
It is expensive but would be wonderful to have for years of birthdays for my boys

sunkissedbud said...

What a beautiful Shop!
I like the Oops Critical Care kit for Momy, very thoughtful!

janetfaye said...

I would like to get the Okiedog Cheekie Chick.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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Tracye said...

Your button is on my sidebar.

Tracye said...

I'm a subscriber.

Tracye said...

I love the artwork, especially the Boy's Toy's painting.

It's beautiful.

Gina said...

I love the Hotslings Mirrow Ball Baby Sling

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Gina said...

and i am following your blog

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Gina said...

and on twitter (lilmami81)

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suebeelee said...

I'd get the Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blanket. So luxurious! Also I'm in love with the Stephen Joseph Dog Nap Mat, even though it's a little under $50 but it's so cute!

suebeelee said...

I'm a subscriber!

Lisa said...

Renditions by Reesa Bunny Love Storage Bin

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I like the Growth Chart in By The Sea Girl! My daughter loves anything having to do with fish - so this would go great in her room!
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LadyBug-Kellie said...

I have your button up on my blog!
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Aisling said...

I'd like the Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blanket in Celadon.

SeahorseLady said...

I love the beautiful Little Giraffe Velvet Blanket. It looks so soft.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Karen said...

Thanks for the contest. I would purchase the Hot Toddies Emma Swirl Pink Carseat Cover.

Laura said...

I'd love to get our son a pair of the pediped jake-navy skate shoes, too cool! Thanks. laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

Laura said...

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Laura said...

I'm following you on twitter too, thanks! LauraCh
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sherri419 said...

I love dolls so I would have to pick the Madame Alexander Doll Sweet Baby Nursery - My Little Girl Bunny Doll!!! Madame Alexander dolls are the greatest!!!

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courtneystoffel said...

The Boon, Inc. Frog Pod for Scoop, Drain, and Storage looks great!

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Christy said...

I would love to have one of the Shopping Cart and High Chair covers. I love the Chocolate and Blue Stripes fabric. Our baby is due in a couple of weeks and I would love to have this for him. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

Deb said...

I have a little boy who would flip for the Jellycat Truffle Chaucer Dog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Andreah said...

I like the Little Giraffe Satin Chenille Baby Blanket. It looks so soft and warm.

Andreah said...

I have your button on my blog.

Andreah said...

I subscribe in Google Reader.

strawberry3d said...

I LIKE THE EVAN BROWN SHOES WITH LACES.

Millie said...

I really like the Little Giraffe Camoflage Chenille Blanket. Thank you for the chance to win :)
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Millie said...

I have your button on my blog :)
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Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)
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blueviolet said...

I love the child's wall art and I am leaning towards the Oopsy Daisy square bears!
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blueviolet said...

I am subscribed!
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blueviolet said...

I have your button
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blueviolet said...

I follow you on twitter as blueviolet
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blueviolet said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/blueviolet/status/1032018975
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Anonymous said...

I'd like the Skip Hop Playspot Kids Play Area - Pink/Brown.
-Terra
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Grammy Kay said...

Princess Antique Pedal Car would be too sweet for my grand daughter.

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Grammy Kay said...

Subscribed to feed.

Thank you,
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Grammy Kay said...

Emailed 3 friends.

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Grammy Kay said...

Started following you on Twitter.

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Grammy Kay said...

I tweeted this giveaway.

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wwe11 said...

I would get the Little Giraffe Camo Chenille Blanket. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Linda said...

I would choose the Antique Pedal Car

Jennielee said...

Stanley Young America Caroline Large Dresser

jennem said...

Footmates Children's Shoes - Danielle - Red Leather

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Jennielee said...

I subscribe to your feed.
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iggysaysno said...

Jellycat Junglie Spotted Giraffe Huge 31" Stuffed Animal Plush Toy

Kimberly L said...

Reed And Barton-Francis I Tooth Fairy Box

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Tara Baby Cup is something I would love to have!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

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I am a subscriber!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am following you on Twitter.

Username: wastebasket

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I tweeted.

Win an Oopsy Daisy Zebra from Sugarplum Dreams! http://berriesweetpicks.blogspot.com/2008/11/thank-you-grace-and-sugarpum-dreams.html

Username: wastebasket

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Just Like Mom's said...

The Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Pink Diaper Bag I would buy

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

Steph said...

I would choose the Wild West Tee Pee.

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair!

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dhunt said...

The Penelope Peapod Catching Fireflies Doll and Fireflies Set.

dhunt said...

I would choose the green pea baby sling!

Purplemommi said...

Well, What I really want to buy is the Cloud B. Twilight Turtle but for the $50 or more item definitely the Green Pea Baby Sling is awesome. thank you!

alexandrea said...

I love the birds of a feather growth chart, I'd probably go for that.

M.A. said...

Sure do love the Stanley Young America Caroline Large Armoir.e

martha said...

The Stanley Young America Madison Armoire is absolutely stunning. Please count me in and thanks for the contest!
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Heather said...

ohhh the fairy castle mural!

Qwill said...

I like the blair rose rug

bison61 said...

I like the
Zoocchini Monkey Plush Toy in safari bucket

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Jaye said...

I love the Skip Hop Dash Refresher Chocolate Diaper Bag!

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rosannepm said...

I'd pick the Maddie Boo Bedding-Evan Crib Bedding rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm said...

I'm a subscriber
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rosannepm said...

I e-mailed 3 people and cc'd you about the giveaway
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Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Green Toys Cookware. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandy said...

Did you see that great antique pedal car? That's what I'd like for my grandsons. But it's pretty expensive!

Gabriel said...

I like the Hotslings Mirrow Ball Baby Sling.

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Diaper Cakes Becca said...

I really, really, really like the Circus Parade Wall Mural. That would look SO GREAT in my girls' room.

The story behind that Zebra is really amazing, by the way. I love great stories like that. Thanks for sharing that great cause and the great product (ie: The Zebra...also quite adorable!)

Kari said...

The Oopsy Daisy Monkey is adorable!!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

Anonymous said...

The little Giraffe blanket for my new little nephew :)

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Jennifer R said...

I adore the princess-antique-pedal-car. My daughter would love this.

Audrey said...

I would purchase the Penelope Peapod Miss Mittens Kitty Doll... very cute!

Tiffany Ramsey said...

I LOVE the Penlope Peapod Catching Fireflies Doll. My 3 year old would love that.
Tiffany
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purango said...

I would like to buy the Briar Rose Rug. garrettsambo@aol.com

justicecw said...

I like the diaper cakes for my friend's baby shower...not sure if boy or girl yet though so its hard to say which one! justicecw@hotmail.com

cdrury said...

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with a new grandchild it would be:
Hotslings Mirrow Ball Baby Sling

Jodi said...

I love the diaper cakes, and I also really like the Okiedog Cheekie Chick

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Brooke said...

I subscribe.

Brooke said...

The Green Toys Gardening Kit!

Anonymous said...

The Briar Rose Rug is very pretty. AztecFeller@aol.com

klp1965 said...

id get the Jellycat Junglie Spotted Giraffe Huge 31" Stuffed Animal Plush Toy

TXsunlover said...

My granddaughter would love the Smushy Elephant Jumbo Stuffed Animal Plush Toy.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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winrobg said...

I would buy the Zebra Mare print. I adore all of the Kids Art.

Thanks,
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winrobg said...

I subscribed with Google.

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winrobg said...

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winrobg said...

Win the Oopsy Daisy Zebra from Sugarplum Dreams.

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masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the fisherman's warf rug.:)

Anonymous said...

Amacello AM074 Blue Ivory Sailor Shirt & Pants
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tracey73110 said...

the reed and barton ladybug silver music box. miketra@sbcglobal.net

Merry said...

The Little Giraffe Camoflage Chenille blanket!! How cute and cuddly! :) byzantinequeen@email.com

ssmina said...

I would love to get the green toys cookware- it is only $45 so I would add a book to it! thank you!

Kat said...

the mini helix rug in pink and brown for my pretty princess's room

Shelley said...

I am a subscriber :)

fancyfeet48 said...

The Stanley Young America Madison Armoire is absolutely nice

Anonymous said...

i'd get the Pediped Jake-Light Brown Nubuck Skate Boy Baby Shoes. johnpratt@ecologyfund.net thanks you in advance if he wins.

Starshine3 said...

I would like to buy the "Dinosaur Lake" 21x21, Kids Art. This would look great in my son's room! Thanks :)

Bakersdozen said...

I like the Little Giraffe Camoflage Chenille Blanket. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Love the Oopsy Daisy doll with the red hair...like mine and my daughters! These products are beautiful, and to know that they have a personal story is wonderful!

Kristi said...

Princess Antique Pedal Car would be what I would purchase...too cute!!

Kristi said...

added your button to my blog too!

nannetterya said...

I really like the Oopsy Daisy monkey

donna444444 said...

I like the Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blanket.
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I subscribed.
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I put your button on my blog.
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katybug said...

I would pick the Shaggy Raggy Red Rug.

renee said...

I love the kids wall measuring sticks.

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Helen said...

I love the Little Giraffe Satin Chenille Baby Blanket.

lilyk said...

I love the Sky Shark bath toy!