superdumb supervillain: Last-Minute Fair Trade One-stop Shopping!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Last-Minute Fair Trade One-stop Shopping!

***WINNER PICKED 12/27 WITH RANDOM.ORG***

***CONGRATULATIONS, Brooke!!!***

her comment...
I like the Traveline Robe Set.



Taraluna is an online boutique that offers something for just about everyone on your holiday shopping list. Their wide variety of merchandise isn't the only benefit of shopping at Taraluna: they take great pride in sourcing responsibly-made, quality merchandise that you can feel good about giving. Or keeping all for yourself…



First up, check out their distinctive Holiday decor. They have handmade ornaments from all over the world. My favorite holiday decoration is The Working Woman's Wreath, which is made up of Guatemalan worry dolls and certainly beats spray-glittered plastic holly berries on your front door!



Need a gift for teacher? Try something from their selection of Fair Trade Organic Chocolate. Giftee have a green thumb? Surprise him or her with the The Garden Makers Culinary Herb Garden Kit. Taraluna offers has a wide array of artisan-crafted jewelry and natural spa products for luxurious (but responsible!) gift giving. I love their winterwear options, especially the scarves and hats made from recycled silk saris. This recycled silk sari earflap hat is available in adult and kid sizes. I think it is super cute and I imagine very warm, since it is lined with cozy fleece.



Expecting mama or new baby on your list? Taraluna has you covered with a variety of beautifully handcrafted, Fair Trade, organic and natural products just for them. Do you have crazy kiddos like mine underfoot? Check out Taraluna's selection of wooden toys and puzzles or fun and educational games. Roo and Jasper received two of Taraluna's top-selling kid's items to review: Number Hunt!, a board game that teaches math alongside play, and the ImagiPLAY Pushalong Dog, a wooden dog-on-wheels. Roo liked Number Hunt's gorgeously colored jungle animal illustrations and trying a new way of practicing counting but I think that at 4 1/2 she's still on the young end for the strategy aspect of the game. It would probably be better suited for Kindergarten or early Elementary-aged kids. Or at least it would be more fun for parents to play Number Hunt with older kids!



Both of my kids fell in love at first sight with the unassuming little blue Pushalong Dog. I actually had to take him away several times because Roo and Jasper were snatching him from each other! Rarely have I seen one toy create such lust in a four year old and 16 month old… makes me wonder if they would both be as ga-ga over the similar ImagiPLAY Pushalong Hybrid Car! (The car is available in GREEN, of course!) At $15, this is a perfect gift for either gender and works well with other toys, too.



I am including a series of photos that show Jasper's unbridled love of the Pushalong Dog simply because I thought they were hilarious.






To enter and win a $25 gift certificate to Taraluna, please comment on this post and let me know your favorite item from their HUGE selection, aside from the items mentioned above.


Entries will be accepted through December 26th and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are eligible. Only one entry/comment per person, please.


For an additional entry, post my button on your blog, fave me on Technorati or subscribe via email or subscribe via reader and leave an extra comment letting me know.




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 site that compiles winners in one convenient place:

***Click Giveaways on my sidebar to see what else you could win!***


179 comments:

  1. wow thay do have a lot and well 1 of the things i like is the organic elf doll please enter me in for this thanks

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  2. I like the counting octopus

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  3. I really love the Mandarin Butterfly Double Step Stool - so cute, thanks!

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  4. I'm a reader subscriber, thanks!

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  5. Great site! I love the Monkey Organic Lovie Blankie.

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  6. Oh Jasper, you are the cutest! He's like SoJo's preview for me.

    Ok, now let's get down to business. I love Taraluna and even though I will not comment on their delicious-looking organic chocolates, I will say that I like the Vietnamese Smoked Picnic Basket and the recycled sari table runner.

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  7. I've got your button and I subscribe too! But you'd expect no less of me.

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  8. Being a huge fan of The Enterprising Kitchen, I would select the :Ravenswood Spa Collection and I would finally get a banana leaf basket. :)

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  9. Your button is on my blog: http://www.rundpinne.blogspot.com

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  10. Your button is on my blog: http://www.rundpinne.blogspot.com

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  11. I am a subscriber.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  12. I fav'd you on Technorati.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  13. My fav is definitely the organic chocolates..mmmmmmm

    sgibbs58@aol.com

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  14. Vivid Bright Blue Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt

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  15. I love the Vegan Nuts & Chews box - it sounds so delicious!

    jessica.tupper{at}gmail{dot}com

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  16. i love the Waffle Weave Bath Towel

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  17. I like the Crocheted Hemp Hat - Tight Weave.

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  18. I love the Lace Back Batik Combo Dress. cdziuba@aol.com

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  19. I love the Sckoon Organic Ha-ha Hero Plush Doll. They crack me up with their silly smiles.

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  20. I am now a subscriber. cdziuba@aol.com

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  21. I like their Amethyst & Sterling Silver chain link set.

    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  22. I love the Organic Mint Garden in a bag! What a fabulous site!

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  23. I love the Teal Beaded Bracelet.
    Thanks for the contest!

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I am a subscriber to your feed.

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  25. Their Citrine Necklace is gorgeous. Thanks!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  26. i would love to get the body coffee gift set. looks really pampering. thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I like the Christmas ornaments...especially the cracked glass and the trees.

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  28. Beautiful Stuff! I love the Carnelian & Amber Wrap Ring, and their teas look lovely too! Thanks!

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  29. Wow they have really awesome stuff! I love the Sckoon Organic Cotton Happy Lion Doll! I love Organic things!

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  30. I would love to try the Ravenswood Spa Collection. It looks like great stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I would really love to try the Glycerin Soap 3 Bar Gift Assortment. This sounds like such a nice luxury item. Thanks for this giveaway. Great site!

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  32. The counting bunnies puzzle is really sweet. I think my kids would love it. Good luck everyone.

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  33. i like the Organic Veggie Hat the best, so cute!

    jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

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  34. I love the diamond skirt, with the elastic back. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. European Style Organic Chocolate Assortment
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  36. I LOVE the chopstick folding basket! I also love the Round Recycled Silk Bag. Fabulous store.
    bvbabybv at gmail.com

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  37. I have faved you on Technorati. username bvbabybv.
    bvbabybv at gmail.com

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  38. I am subscribed.
    bvbabybv at gmail.com

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  39. I love the dog-walking pouches!

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  40. I am loving the recycled silk table runners! Beautiful! email: jennae {at} greenyourdecor {dot} com

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  41. I love the Kisslock Beaded Coin Purse.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  42. Huge selection is right! I like the Dainty Pearl Earrings! Thanks for the chance...

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  43. My favorite is the Floral Filigree Box. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I added your button: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/

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  45. I think the peacock and two lovebirds ornaments are lovely!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  46. I think the peacock and two lovebirds ornaments are lovely!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  47. I have your button on my (very fledgling) blog

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  48. I subscribe with Google Reader too

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  49. Embroidered Peacock Throw or Tapestry is very nice!

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  50. The Split Front Pant Set looks sooo comfortable!

    greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  51. love the abbee rag dolls!
    so cute
    elkesten at yahoo dot com

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  52. Wow-thanks for introducing this site. I am bookmarking it and am going to pick up some last minute gifts today! My favorite is the Five Elephant Mobile-so pretty!

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  53. Love the wreath too! Apart from that, Beaded Star Ornament/Pouch Set is a great ready made gift

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  54. The counting Octopus is CUTE!!

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  55. the Bohemian Garden step stool is gorgeous

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  56. I like the Garden in a Bag, I think I'd like to try the Lavender one.

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  57. I subscribe to RSS FEED

    tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

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  58. My favorite is the Recycled Silk Sari Brim Hat. Too cute.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

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  59. the step stool is so neat

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  60. mmm...get me some chocolates!
    mom2maria at hotmail

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  61. I like the Four-Step Healthy Feet Kit

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  62. I love the Organic Lovie Blankie Monkey.

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  63. I'd love to try the body balm.

    Thanks for entering me! Great Site!

    Janna Johnson

    jannajanna@hotmail.com

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  64. Wow, those step stools are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. My favorite is the PeaceKeepers Eco-Sensual Lip Balm.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  66. I love the Heirloom Quality Handcrafted Penguin Ornament!

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  67. I like the Embroidered Peacock Throw or Tapestry. Very pretty =)

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  68. Faved you on Technorati. (andreashops)

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  69. I really love the day at the zoo wooden playset. My two year old would love it too!

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  70. i love the elephant family puzzle..too cute:) thanks!

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  71. The Shell and Wood Charm bracelets are naturally sharp, smart and souvenir pieces of the Earth...

    I think I'd be very proud to wear such pure jewelry, made with care and joy.

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  72. i like the vintage style sari bag.

    fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

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  73. I like the carnelian and sterling silver bracelet.

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  74. I love that little Bunny Lantern
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  75. So many great items to choose from! I was going to say some of their teas look great, then I saw the To-Go Ware® Food Carrier Bag w/Strap...I have to say that I'd love to have one of those!

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  76. love the New China Batik Dress

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  77. fav'd on technorati ~ scrappyd

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  78. The word chase game looks fun. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  79. subscriber
    justicecw@hotmail.com

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  80. Mandarin Butterfly Double Step Stool is too cute

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  81. The Chandelier Earrings are stunning!

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  82. I like the organic veggies and crate

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  83. the Citrine Necklace - Six Stones with Fancy Rope Design is gorgeous!

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  84. I like the small bamboo and silk trim bags!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

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  85. cdrury@gmail.com
    step stool would be perfect

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  86. They do have a great shop. I like the pretty Painted Bamboo Windchime
    the most.
    Thanks for the nice giveaway.
    I love that they also promote Fair Trade.

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  87. Thanks for the giveaway. I like the citrine necklace for myself. http://cashcuddler.com

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  88. I think the Morning Wellness Gift Bucket would make a marvelous gift for the mom-to-be.

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  89. I love the Butterfly Rhapsody Table and 2 Chair Set. What an absolute beautiful design. I would love to have that in my house for my girls.

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  90. I would love to get the Morning Wellness Gift Bucket for a friend.

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  91. One item I particularly like is the waffle weave bath towel.
    -Terra
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  92. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like the Bamboo Coral Lotus Set (of jewelry, earrings, bracelet, necklace) for its unique combination of shapes and red stones!

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  93. Taraluna does offer an extensive and wonderful array of products. Of course, since I never get any new jewelry I had to check out their jewelry and I instantly fell in love with the Amethyst & Pearl Earrings. If you all want to fall in love here is the link to them!

    http://www.taraluna.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=030655&Category_Code=

    They are stunning, feminine, and so versatile in that you can wear them everyday or also wear them with dressier outfits! I would keep these in my ears and never take them off! Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Happy Holidays to all!
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  94. I am also subscribed via email. Thank you!

    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  95. i like the Waffle Weave Bath Towel

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  96. I would get the healing hearts baby loss comfort kit. I've been surrounded by so much loss lately, and never know what to say!

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  97. I would pick the natural lollypops - great idea! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

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  98. I like the Coco Fiber Reindeer. Super cool.

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  99. I like the Vivid Bright Blue Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  100. I really like the spritz and candle boxed set

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  101. I am an e-mail subscriber.
    pantslearson@yahoo.com

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  102. I like the Diamond Skirt with elastic back in Periwinkle & Celadon. Perfect for a hot summer day.

    3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

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  103. I LOVE the meditation pillows!
    http://www.taraluna.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=040626&Category_Code=

    robinmarie72 (@) gmail (.)com

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  104. The Handmade Christmas Cards - Bodhi Leaf Backed are beautiful. Wish I'd seen them earlier!

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  105. I am a subscriber -- I think. The confirmation e-mail had no link to confirm.

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  106. I love the Energize Lemon Sage Shower Kit. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. The Split Front Pant Set in Celedon Green is so me!!! It is gorgeous and so very comfortable looking!!!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  108. I think since the munchkin has been sufficently spoiled this holiday season ;) I would spoil the furkids - the Pudgy Princess would get the Petite Bunny with sqeauker, and the cats would get some of the Hemp catnip mice with tails - that should make for an interesting time around here, lol

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  109. Love the step stool.

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  110. I really like the Honeysuckle Dreams
    Baby Rag Doll. That is really cute! Thank you!

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  111. confetti candy wrapper clutch


    amysmeltzer21521@yahoo.com

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  112. I like the color splash V bag.

    ladycat713@yahoo.com

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  113. I love the Guatemalan Embroidered Tablecloth,its so beautiful.
    matternu@aol.com

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  114. i like the king size Mixed Huipile Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt

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  115. I like the Citrine Neclace. Very pretty!

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  116. The Spritz and candle box set is my choice.

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  117. I love the natural 3D puzzles. Especially the Santa one!

    amynhtown@yahoo.com

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  118. My favorite item is the hummingbird feeder - for my mom.

    angieplays4fun at gmail dot com

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  119. i really like the Eco Shopping Bag! really pretty!

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  120. I'd love to try the Ambrosia White Plumb - 22 ct Tea -

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  121. I like the Traveline Robe Set.

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  122. I like the Billy Bob the Cork Ball for kitties.

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  123. The stepstools are really attractive, especially the Bohemian Garden Double Step Stool. We could use one in the kitchen to help my daughter reach the counter.

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  124. The chocolate truffles look great!

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  125. I love the Mini Brocade Gift Pouch - Single with the elephant incense burners. They would be great to save for this year's Beltane festival.

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  126. I like the Mandarine Butterfly Double Step Stool. Thanks!

    traceys[at]suddenlink[dot]net

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  127. I'd like some organic chocolates. AztecFeller@aol.com

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  128. I subscribe to your reader.

    traceys[at]suddenlink[dot]net

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  129. The Diamond Skirt with Elastic Back is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  130. I love the Monkey Organic Lovie Blankie.

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  131. Au Naturelle Baby Body & Pant Set :)

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  132. I think the Poplin Lace Dress is really cute! I just wish it came in bigger sizes.

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  133. I love the Om Bag - Large--great colors and patterns.

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  134. The Paradice game looks like fun!

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  135. My favorite is the Crystal Quartz Geode w/Polished Agate and Carnelian Gemstones Necklace.

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  136. I like the eco adventure games

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. i love the choices xox gift set.
    souldolphindream@aol.com

    Happy holidays to all

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  138. My favorite is the Butterfly Rhapsody Single Step Stool!

    jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

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  139. I heart the Mandarin Butterfly Double Step Stool :)

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  140. One of my favorites is the...ABC Animal Train. What cute and wonderful way to encourage children to learn their ABCs.

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  141. What a great site! I am torn between the glass ornament(s) and the Shea Butter Stone Massgae kit.

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  142. I love the baby long johns. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  143. I love the Dream Baby - 100% Organic Cotton Doll.

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  144. I really dig the Vietnamese Smoked Picnic Basket. Too cool!

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  145. There are so many products that I love at Taraluna. It is hard to choose a favorite item. However, I really like the BodyCoffee Gift Set, the Mint Mills Creme, the Vegan Chocolate Truffle Assortment, the Chocolate Truffles Assortment, the Vegan Nuts&Chews and the Vegan European Style Organic Chocolate. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
    girlof80s@aol.com

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  146. I would like New China Batik Dress,
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  147. I subscribed.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  148. I put your button on my blog.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  149. The Daschund Family Puzzle is really cute and the girls would love it.

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  150. I like the Mandarin Butterfly Table and 2 Chair Set

    jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

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  151. I love the Chocolate Truffles
    Assortment!

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