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Friday, May 16, 2008

BlaBla Bla…

***WINNER PICKED 6/5 WITH RANDOM.ORG***

***CONGRATULATIONS, KARI!!!***

her comment: Peeko is my favorite, they look SO cute and cuddly!



When I was pregnant with Roo, the first thing I wanted to buy for her was one of the adorable knitted dolls I kept seeing in all of the baby magazines and boutiques. I read about how BlaBla was an American company started by two women and all of their products were handcrafted in Peru under Fair Trade conditions by predominantly female artisans. Very cool. We got the lion and a mini bug doll and, eventually an alien and a monkey, too.


Over the past four years of Roo's life, we've seen BlaBla expand their offerings exponentially, with clothing and accessories along with even more cute animals. It is so hard to pick favorites when I want one of everything! The cotton knits are cuddly, soft and durable, withstanding chewing and washing, and in the case of the baby hat that Roo STILL wears, very stretchy… I love that BlaBlais a company founded on friendship and family, something that is evident in the instantly familiar quality that their toys and garments all possess. It's there in spades for their new offering, a roly-poly squishy bundle of love that they call the Boogaloos:



We received the pink-haired beatnik vixen, Yoko Boogaloo, and scruffy-chinned Mini Billy Goat Doll to review and we were, not surprisingly, totally charmed by them both.




Yoko Boogaloo might have the slight advantage because her rotund figure is perfect for hugging. (Roo said "she looks like you, mommy!" which may or may not have been a compliment.) The other Boogaloos look just as charming. I would like to have a bed filled with them, like a giant ball pit of cuddly cuteness. I have a pretty big crush on the super shaggy Mr. X, don't tell Billy!





BlaBla has so much great stuff, it wouldn't all fit here. But I must include this, from their doll tee line because it makes me smile. I love the cat tees, too.



To enter and win a Yoko Boogaloo doll, please comment on this post with your favorite things from BlaBla.

Entries will be accepted through June 4th and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US/Canada readers are eligible. Only one entry/comment per person, please.

Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! Or, you may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:

204 comments:

  1. There's so much I love on that site, hard to choose: I love the backpacks, from the dolls I love lemonade and basil. There's a lot more out there I really like! Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win the doll for my girl who's turning 1 in 3 weeks!
    ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  2. We too LOVE blabla! My daughter has the mermaid on her b-day wish list! S right now that is our favorite!

    mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. besides a Yoko Boogaloo doll I love the ANEMONE (blue tailed mermaid)

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  4. My favorites are ALL of the mobiles and the Bird Bank. Ive always loved mobiles, but these are EXTRA fun--thanks! What a great company.
    gomeggo@gmail.com

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  5. ho how cute thay all are do i have a fav not realy any one will do thanks

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  6. I love the finger puppets and the mobiles. Thanks!

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  7. I love the Cumulus Boogaloo, but I also adore the veggie rattles!

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  8. my son has the monkey and picked one out for new baby sister--we love blabla

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  9. my favorite blabla thing has always been the whale girl elephant mobile.

    disarray at onebox dot com

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  10. I have just been dying to have a Boogaloo doll for my daughter -- she would love to have the Zookie! :) These are so so cute!

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  11. Hi, Thanks for a fun contest. Their site is adorable and so is the doll for your giveaway! The finger puppets are a favorite of mine. Then, The hats with a pocket that carry a finger puppet are a great accessory!
    Please enter me in your drawing.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. I am in love with the giant dolls, particularly Lollie. They look so snuggly and fun to play with!

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  13. My tween and I are in love with bla bla..we have many things from them..last night we purchased the bla bla horse cell phone case for my daughter...she loves it and couldn't wait to order it...so cool
    3beez at bellsouth dot net

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  14. oh wow. so MANY things to love. It would be difficult (but not impossible) to pick a favorite. Right now, at this moment, I like Rose or Licorice. Everything looks so cuddly!

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  15. I really like the bird rattles like Octavio and Ukelele. I also really like the cat t-shirts with their matching cat dolls. How cute is that!

    michelle at northofthe49 dot com

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  16. the boogaloos are totally my favorite! i love peeko the best!

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  17. I am in love with Cumulus the Boogaloo and Violet the doll, but I know my girls would love the mermaid Coral. What a great line. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these great toys.
    Angela

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  18. The fruits and veggies rattles are so cute! I also like the Peeko boogaloo. What a wonderful company ethos.

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  19. I think so many of the dolls/animals are adorable including all of the Boogaloos but I like the Mini-Basil Bunny a lot!

    jandh at myfamilylovesit.com

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  20. the dolls are precious. I like aqua lee and its couterparts!

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  21. Love Mr. X, he is adorable, but so are all the Boogaloos!! Thanks!

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  22. Leopold, Clementine & Sprite dolls are my favorites.

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  23. Oh my, so many cute things! The Big Birds Mobile is my all time favorite.

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  24. I like the Peeko and Berry Lee dolls the best. Thanks!

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  25. I love the dalmaation backpack!

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  26. ADORABLE! I like the Lee-lee plum boogaloo, and love the single mobiles! They are all so cute that it is hard to choose!

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  27. I love the whale/girl elephant animobile. I would give it to my friend who is expecting and loves elephants.
    momabr@yahoo.com

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  28. I love Gigi. My daughter has one of the mermaids and loves it. She'd love to add to her collection.

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  29. I love Rose and all the other knit cats!

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  30. I like the Cloud Cardigan Sweater

    dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. Oh, so cute. Thanks for pointing out the huggability of the Oogaloos, that puts them ahead of the pack. Cumulus is my favorite of those. Or Peeko. I don't know. I also like the pumpkin blanket, and how cute are their sweaters?! So cute, that's how cute.

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  32. I LOVE the Giant Dolls. They are super cool. (Leopold and Rose are my favorites there.) I also absolutely love the Kitty dolls, the Doggie dolls, the Fairy Tale dolls and the Garden dolls. So I guess I pretty much just love ALL their dolls. :)

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  33. Wow, it was hard to choose just one thing. Since my little one loves monkeys, I think the Mini-Verdi monkey doll is too cute. Thanks!

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  34. Love the backpacks and the knit caps...all the things are so cute!
    fourblackmans@msn.com

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  35. My favorite on the site are the three Pillow Chums. thank you

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  36. I have been eyeing up Blabla's for a while now!! I sooo want a whole collection of them! LOL Love the kitty ones like Bubbles, Sandwich, Leonardo, Leopold and the Garden dolls are so adorable too! Oh and Gigi and the Monkeys! LOL Ok...I have seen too much that I want very badly. lol I'm a fan of these cuties and hope to own a Blabla someday!

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  37. Love the Blue Flower Hat with Matching Booties...too sweet.

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  38. I love love love the Monkey......and the dolls. cdziuba@aol.com

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  39. I collect dolls.

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  40. the bakcpacks and the dolls.

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  41. I'm so with you on loving their things. It is funny to see this contest today as just last night I was looking all through their website. Where to even begin? I love their new offerings -- Mr X is too funny -- and I'm absolutely going to have to get one of the "lee's" (aqua-lee, berry-lee or lee-lee plum) I am looking forward to my daughter growing as their backbacks are darling - the butterlfy being my favorite. I love the Mini-lulu doll, alhtough it is hard to pick any one doll -- and am actually looking forward to winter again with those sweet hats! I could absolutely go on and on! Thanks for the chance to win! (Oh, did I mention the adorable fruit rattles?)

    arbrashears(at)msn(dot)com

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  42. This site is, honestly, one of my favourites that I've run across. I just adore everything they carry; but if I had to pick an absolute fav, it would be the:

    COW & GIRL PIG Rattles!! Oh Lordy, how cute are they!!

    anne_c_taylor@hotmail.com

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  43. I really like their backpacks-especially the butterfly and the giraffe!

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  44. I love the peeko doll and the rattles!

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  45. Fabulous store!!!I love the mobiles and the backpacks! So cute!
    Bhavana
    bvbabybv at gmail.com

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  46. Gosh... what a cute store! I'm lovin' the veggie rattle set. :)

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  47. Love Bubbles, the kitty doll.

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  48. I have never purchased one of these products, but am very enticed after seeing website. I am sure you will be having me as a new customer. Thank You!
    kelwright@frontiernet.net

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  49. Ooh, I love it all! The coral doll is my favorite, but I like the monkey dolls too. The tees are cute too!

    dianna_ball(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. I love the Boogaloos. So cute!

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  51. I don't have a FAVORITE... i want them alllll... i've already put it on my girls wish lists... lol... if i HAD to pick one... berry lee

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  52. I love the FROG Backpack.

    Nora
    neneelynn@yahoo.com

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  53. I absolutely love the whale-girl elephant animobile!

    hello DOT scarlett AT gmail DOT com

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  54. I love the finger puppet sets, city life, the best. Thanks for this giveaway. Would love to win one of these dolls. Thanks.

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  55. great site!! ella loves the Giant Mermaid Doll
    thanks!
    moore.g at insideconnect.net

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  56. I love those Boogaloos...Mr. X, so fab!! I'm so diggin' the backpacks too, that giraffe is a beaut. Then I went and checked out the mobiles. Man, I just love it all!

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  57. How cute! I think I might need one for myself..lol

    My favorite Lolly and mini Lolly.

    Thank you!

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  58. I love these Boogaloos! Yupick is just what we want to start off the collection with. It looks perfect for a newborn and as they grow it will really work for a "first" toy to drag around every where ! It's soft and easy for toddlers to hold.I sure hope I win so this will begin a new generation of toys!

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  59. I like everything, but the Bubbles doll is my favorite along with the butterfly backpack.

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  60. Sorry, I am the one right above titled anonymous--I forgot to include my address and e-mail!
    Annette Anderson
    288 pr 4075
    Gilmer,Tx. 75644
    luvmygranbabys@yahoo.com

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  61. I love the Pink Cat Backpack.

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  62. the mini gigi is fantastic, but all of the dolls are great. Particularly the matching sweaters and dolls.

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  64. I like mozart the monkey doll.

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  65. Peeko is my favorite, they look SO cute and cuddly!

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  66. I love the bird rattles...I think Octavio is my very favorite. Thanks so much!

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  67. I love all of those new finger puppets!

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  68. I just LOVE that site especially Mini-Chloe Butterfly Doll!

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  69. The giant Lollie doll is cute.

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  70. I really love the Hello Squirrel Boatneck sweater! Everything else is fun too.

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  71. avfey, my grandaughter, and i just love the Lee Lee Plum Boogaloo

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  72. I LOVE the giant bubbles doll.

    taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

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  73. I just love the backpacks. When I married my husband I also gained a granddaughter and I'm always trying to make her weekend trips to visit special time for all of us. Any of the backpacks would do just that.

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  74. We've been wanting something dearly from BlaBlaKids! Maybe we will win (finger crosses), we like Lee Lee Plum , she's soo adorable!

    Your listed on my blog, we love reading your reviews on the give aways!

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  75. They're a great shop! I love all the plush rattles. My favorites are probably the fruit and veggies. Thanks for a great giveaway! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  76. i absolutely adore the backpacks. so amazing! my little girl would love all of this amazing stuff!

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  77. Christine GroceMay 18, 2008 2:19 PM

    I love the large Coral mermaid doll. Please count me in. Thanks!

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  78. Oh man! so much to choose! I think Whale-Girl Elephant Animobile - I keep coming back to it, and it makes me smile every time!

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  79. I'm in love w/ the buzz doll, but since I guess toys are supposed to be for kids, not mommies, my girls would like the mermaid & Rosalie dolls best .

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  80. I like the Giraffe Backpack.

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  81. The Brown Puppy Backpack is so cute.

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  82. the Mini-Verdi monkey doll ,they are so cute,please count me in too,ive got both boy an girls grandchildren,thanks

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  83. The monkeys are the greatest. I
    like all the dolls also.

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  84. Great site!
    I love Boogaloos: PEEKO, INOO-LALA
    Backpacks: Frog
    Rattles: Tambour, Cat&Giraffe

    Thanks :)

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  85. Since Annika wants to be a mermaid when she grows up (and a mommy and a dancer) I'd have to go with the lovely Anemone doll.

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  86. I like the finger puppets. I love puppets.

    I posted your link on my sidebar! Sorry my layout is ugly or it might look nicer on there!

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  87. I adore blabla. We have Anemone the mermaid and love her! Other favorites are Tiger Lily, Lee-Lee Plum, the Rose 3 Pommes Tee and the International Cat Tee!

    baileygp at aol dot com

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  88. The hats, the booties, the dolls...everything is so cute and clever. I think if I was to narrow it down though, the most creative item I saw was the rattles! Too cute and so useful...coming from a mom with a 8 month old. :)
    jeaninertl@yahoo.com

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  89. I love the Mermaid and Leopold dolls.

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  90. Oh, Yoko is the cutest with that striped sweater!

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  91. I love the Wahale-Girl Elephant mobile and the Giraffe Backpack. So fun!

    luv2draw@mac.com

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  92. I love this site! Thanks for letting us know about it. I love Mr. X. So cute.

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  93. I love the Peeko BlaBla Doll. Great giveaway, thanks!

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  94. Oh my! These are sooo cute. I love Peeko. I think my son would flip over it. Also Droplet and Mr.X are great!!

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  95. my fav is the sock monkey tee.

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  96. My favorite is the MINI-PRUDENCE

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  97. I like the backpacks best, especially the butterfly and ladybug. Apparently I am not alone since they are out of stock!

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  98. Ooo, cute dolls made with fair trade practices! Great!

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  99. Mozart the Monkey is my fave!
    dansan826 at yahoo

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  100. Love the backpacks, especially the pig one. And the Mozart do re mi t shirt.

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  101. I picked the backpacks

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  102. I love Berry-Lee! She's adorable!

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  103. original blue baby blanket

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  104. I love the giant bubbles doll!

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  105. I love the monkey backpack.

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  106. I love love love this brand! hard to choose... prudence is pretty cool.

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  107. I had SO much fun looking at everything at the site. It's all just unbearably cute! My favorite things were: the big birds mobile, bubbles kitty, peeko boogaloo, and the pumpkin blanket. I just love Bla Bla so much!
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  108. Cute! I love the brown dog back pack and the finger puppets.

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  109. I love the city set finger puppets...too cute!

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  110. The Finger puppets are really cool!

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  111. The Small Farm Animal Mobile is my favorite!
    beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

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  112. I love, love, love the VEGGIE RATTLES SET!!

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  113. We LOVE blabla. I was thinking of buying it for her birthday but now maybe sooner

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  114. One of my daughter's first favorite dolls was the blabla cat doll. I also love the mermaid!

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  115. BlaBla is to die for...so many must-haves!!! I love the mobiles- big bird; whale-girl elephant. I know my little girl would love one of the dolls. Im digging medium-April. Hmmm...a doll or a boogaloo?! I heart all of the bookaloos. These little guys are by far my favorite:)
    Great giveaway!!!
    carlyharrell@yahoo.com
    http://www.cgharv.com/blog/

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  116. william causeyMay 23, 2008 11:52 AM

    ZOOKIE
    causeyland@msn.com

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  117. i love the monkey dolls, esp. lollie. thank you!
    lesnoces(at)hotmail.com

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  118. The bubbles doll is so cute! My daughter would love your stuff!

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  119. I personally LOVE Cumulus!

    I blogged you on Prize-A-Tron!
    http://www.prizeatron.com

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  120. Oh my goodness! The stuff on BlaBla Kids is way too adorable! It's hard to pick, and I had to limit myself to not look through the whole site... then I would be spending tons of money!

    I LOVE "Berry" one of the Monkey Dolls, and also Giant Leopold!

    Eileen-lilly@hotmail.com

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  121. love the cloud cardigan sweater

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  122. Adorable stuff, I think the birdie "bank' is quite the sweetest little purse I've ever seen:) Also, the 'Pirouette' boogaloo doll is very cute!

    belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  123. Really love the backpacks, especially the Monkey and Ladybug.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  124. TOMTOM Pillow, Tiger Backpack, gee I think I love everything... :)

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  125. I want the droplet boogaloo. Soooo cute!

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  126. finger pupets

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  127. I love the mermaid, Bubbles, Sandwich, all of the Garden dolls, and the backpacks - how cute!! Thanks - sarahalbers (at) hotmail.com

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  128. They have so many cute items. I especially liked the pumpkin blanket. I wonder if my son would share?

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  129. The Panda hat is adorable as well as the bubbles doll. :)

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  130. I love the monkey backpack! Such cute stuff!`

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  131. the giraffe and monkey backpack are my favorite

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  132. I love the tshirts. I especially love the Mozart Do Re Mi shirt

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  133. I absolutely adore ALL of the clothing and dolls!
    queenbella85@yahoo.com

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  134. I like the mini-Charles doll. Very cute.

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  135. Yoko, Mr. X and Zookie are my favs!

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  136. I love the monkey backpack!

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  137. I love the City Set Finger Puppets.

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  138. I love Peeko the BooGaLoo Doll!

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  139. The pink flower hat with the pink flower booties - SO cute!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. I love the veggie rattles, and the backpacks are out of this world adorable! Especially the butterfly one.

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  141. The Boogaloo dolls are my favorite, of course! And Yoko just might be my new favorite! I may be a little biased because of the pink hair though. ;)

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  142. Mr.X is my favorate. Such mystery

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  143. peeko bugaloo caught my eye.. that little green charmer..

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  144. Mr X Boogaloo Doll, makes you smile.

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  145. we love your yoko boogaloo.

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  146. i like the cumulus boogaloo doll.

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  147. My favorite things are the City Set of Finger Puppets and the Autumn Set of Finger Puppets.

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  148. The dalmation backpack is adorable

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  149. I like the garden set of finger puppets.

    carissaad at aol dot com

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  150. I love the Butterfly backpack!
    Thanks so much!

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  151. Butterfly Backpack

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  152. Butterfly Backpack

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  153. Those just really make me smile. They are great!!! I love the Berry Lee doll, but then love the Garden dolls, Lulu and Rosalie too.

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  154. I love the fruit and veggie rattles!

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  155. I looove Zookie..so cute..i mean , they are all cute. How do you pick just one?

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  156. I like the pink flower hat with the matching booties!

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  157. Love the fruits and veggie rattles!

    jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

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  158. I love the Ladybug and the Panda Backpacks!! How adorable!

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  159. i really love Etcetera, so cute!

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  160. jennifer slusserJune 04, 2008 12:03 AM

    it's nice to see a company formed by women expand and be successful like this one
    My favorite item on the website was the Boogaloos Mr. X Doll its so cute you cant help but want to hug it they had a great variety of products i really liked the finger puppets as well
    i wish them continued success

    michfishgurl@yahoo.com

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  161. I heart the fruits and veggie rattles!ty 4 the great contest!!

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  162. Mozart the Monkey doll. Thanks for the giveaway!
    lilgirl_3_4@yahoo.com

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  163. the Pink Cat Backpack is adorable :)

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  164. Giant Bubbles Doll is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  165. I love so much but my fav is the 2 little monkeys tee.

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  166. cat t-shirts with their matching cat dolls
    we would love this

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  167. Everything from Blabla is so cute and sweet ^_^ I really like the selection of rattles- especially the little birdies!

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  168. I love Tiger Lily she is so cute!!
    rosehayden@yahoo.com

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  169. The Clemintine monkey is so cute. I love, love,lo0ve these dolls!

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  170. Love these Boogaloos and want one for Abigail Renee in Portland,Oregon,my granddaughter I only see once a year,she is 5 years old.Thank you sooo much.

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  171. Very cute! I especially love the bird rattles like Musette. They are adorable!

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  172. the bubbles doll is adorable :)

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  173. The dolls are fantastic...I especially love crazy Mr.X!

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  174. The baby blankets look very soft!

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  175. Where it says -On Sale- my fav is the pillow chums and the animal banks.

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  176. I like the finger puppets!

    dakotakaylee@comcast.net

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  177. Love the pink cat backpack; keep up the wonderful cotnests; so fun to enter. Thanks SW

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  178. LOVE THE FINGER PUPPETS BUUUUT THE YOKO BOOGALOO IS MY FAVORITE!!

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  179. I like the ORIGINAL PINK blanket with Butterfly Puppet. It is really cute.

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