Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Celebrate Christmas with Elf Magic! (Giveaway)


Last year, we started a new holiday tradition at our house. After Thanksgiving, my twins wrote a note to Santa, asking him to send some elves to visit during the holiday season. Lo and behold, they woke one morning to find two elves sitting on the couch! The elves came with a special poem and magic “snowflakes.” The poem told them that sprinkling the snowflakes on the elves would bring them to life each night so they could go on adventures while the kids were sleeping. Before they went to bed, the boys would leave crackers and water out for the elves. (They had heard that elves love crackers because they sound like snow crunching underfoot and water because it reminds them of melted snowflakes!) That would ensure that the elves would return for their treat each morning. When they woke up, the boys would race out of bed to see if their elves had returned! Elves love to play games, so they would hide in a different spot each day, and the boys had so much fun trying to figure out where they were. They found them sitting in the refrigerator (after all, elves do like the cold!), sticking out of the Christmas tree, and even in bed with them! During the day, the elves hung out with the boys (when they were home from school), playing, watching TV, and getting lots of hugs. At bedtime, the ritual would start all over again. The boys knew they had to get lots of playtime in with the elves because the elves would go back to the North Pole with Santa on Christmas Eve and not return until the following year. Needless to say, as we get closer and closer to Thanksgiving this year, my boys are eagerly awaiting the return of the elves!

Don’t tell the kids, but this wonderful tradition was introduced to our household by Elf Magic. I was so impressed with the beautiful quality of their elves and the tradition that goes with it. And, of course, they encourage families to develop their own variations on the Elf Magic tradition! You can also get accessories for your elves, like sleeping bags, pajamas and slippers, clothes, and even a reindeer friend! Please watch this adorable video to learn more about Elf Magic. (Email subscribers may need to click onto my blog to see the video.)



Visit www.Elf-Magic.com to pick up some adorable elves for your family. This is a wonderful tradition that you and your children will look forward to every year! Thanks to Elf Magic, we’ll have more elf friends visiting our household this year. I can’t wait to see the look on my boys’ faces when they see the new elves! It will definitely be a memorable moment!

GIVEAWAY

Four readers of this blog now have the opportunity to win an Elf Magic elf of their very own! I have two boy and two girl elves to give away. These are the two newest elves to join the Elf Magic family just this year, so you’ll be one of the first to receive them! (They’re pictured below.) How can you be one of the lucky winners?



REQUIRED ENTRY:
You must be a subscriber to Susan Heim on Parenting, either via RSS or email. Then, head on over to Facebook and become a fan of Elf Magic. If you’re not on Facebook, please sign up for their newsletter at www.Elf-Magic.com. Leave me a comment with:

1) Your subscription method (RSS or email)
2) Your Facebook name or email address that will receive the newsletter
3) Your preference of a boy or girl elf

You can earn optional, additional entries by:

- Following me and Elf Magic (@ParentingAuthor and @ElfMagic) on Twitter and tweeting this giveaway. You can do this daily. Leave a separate comment each time you tweet with the direct URL to the tweet.

- Sharing Elf Magic’s video on Facebook or tweeting the link to the video, which can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GaKRffPp7w. Leave a comment with your Facebook name and/or the URL to your tweet.

- Blogging about this giveaway with a link to this page and www.Elf-Magic.com. Leave a direct URL to the post.

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting on Networked Blogs. Click on “Follow This Blog” on the left sidebar.

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar.

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Listing Susan Heim on Parenting as one of your Favorites on Technorati. (See “Add this Blog to My Technorati Favorites” banner on the left sidebar.) Leave a comment with your Technorati user name.

Four winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. U.S. residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners: Shelly, kngmckellar, Garner5, and Angela C.!





DISCLOSURE: I received two new Elf Magic elves as a thank-you for helping to spread the word about this wonderful tradition!

104 comments:

  1. 1) email subscriber
    2) Facebook name: Margaret E. Smith
    3) Would love the boy elf.

    These are so adorable.
    Thanks so much.

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  2. Google friend follower too.
    Thanks.

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  3. Email subscriber, Facebook name: Angela Clark Tuchscherer and I would love a girl elf :)

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  4. I'm an RSS subscriber.
    http://www.facebook.com/doot65
    Boy elf (1st choice)

    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  5. I follow through google friend connect.

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  6. You're in my Technorati faves: http://technorati.com/faves/blueviolet

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  7. You're in my text blog roll here

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  8. I follow through networked blogs.
    http://www.facebook.com/doot65

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  9. Our elves arrived last year the day after Thanksgiving - the kids love them! They are so mischievous - one morning we found our underwear all over our Christmas tree!! Another morning we found they toilet papered our bathroom and another time we found them on our deck in the snow!!! Santa thanked my kids and took them back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve with the promise they will return this year. The kids are very excited and anxiously awaiting for them. We created a journal last year where each day we wrote about their nightly escapade and included a photo of their 'mess'. The elves have added a special 'magic' to our holiday season - hope they do the same for everyone else!!

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  10. I am a subscriber to Susan Heim on Parenting by email. I am a fan of Elf Magic on Facebook. Would love the boy elf.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. I follow Susan Heim on Parenting on Networked Blogs.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. I follow Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. I became a fan and joined facebook

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  14. I am an email subscriber
    Facebook fan-Peggy Gorman
    The elf girl is so sweet
    Thanks
    matternu@aol.com

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  15. Follow through google friend connect.
    matternu@aol.com

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  16. Technorati faves
    velvet1116
    matternu@aol.com

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  17. Follow through networked blogs.
    Pegsplay
    Peggy Gorman

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  18. These elves and the tradition behind them are so delightful! What fun to interact with the elves as a family.
    I am an email subscriber to your blog.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  19. My Facebook name is Cindi Hoppes.
    I would love to have a boy elf
    for my sons.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  20. I follow you and Elf Magic on Twitter.
    "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/5613317398.
    Again, many thanks!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  21. I posted about the Elf Magic video on Facebook ~
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/posted.php?id=1079118264&share_id=176727831028&comments=1#s176727831028.
    Merci, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  22. Also, I follow Susan Heim on Parenting via Networked Blogs!
    Thanks for this fun opportunity,
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. I also follow you via Google Friend Connect.....Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  24. You are favored on my Technorati Page.
    Cindi
    windycindy
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  25. I'm an email subscriber. I signed up for their newsletter. I'd like the boy elf. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Google Friend Follower
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. emilyg11:28 AM

    1)email subscriber
    2)facebook.com/elgrissom
    3)a little boy elf please!!

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  28. subscribed
    Monique Rizzo
    Love the Girl Elf.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  29. 1. Email subscriber
    2. I signed up for the newsletter via email at Lanmansmom@gmail.com.
    3. I would choose a boy elf.

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  30. I follow your blog.

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  31. email subscriber
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com
    Facebook fan Michele Daley
    girl elf - or boy!

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  32. Google follower

    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  33. Networked blog follower

    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  34. giveaway tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/5688882503

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  35. video tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/5688906552

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  36. 1) Your subscription method (RSS or email): RSS via google reader
    2) Your Facebook name or email address that will receive the newsletter: Candice Broom, onlycancan ta hotmail tod com
    3) Your preference of a boy or girl elf: boy

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  37. I'm following both of you on twitter and here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/MomMostTraveled/status/5761834835

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  38. Subscribed via RSS
    Facebook name - Heather Beasley Lanxton
    I would LOVE a girl elf!

    Thanks so much!!!

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  39. Just tweeted about it - not sure how to link directly, though - here is a link to my Twitter account:

    http://twitter.com/luluandjunebug

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  40. I shared the video on Facebook - Facebook user name Heather Beasley Lanxton

    =)

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  41. I posted on my blog about the giveaway -

    http://luluandjunebug.blogspot.com/2009/11/elves-on-brain.html

    My email addy is heatherlanxton@yahoo.com

    Thank you!!!

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  42. I'm following on Networked Blogs =)

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  43. I'm following via Google Friend Connect =)

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  44. I'm a Happy Subscriber of yours via email.

    I also subscribed to Elf Magic's Newsletter.

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  45. Oops! Forget to say a Girl Elf!

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  46. I follow you both on Twitter as Coupons4Me and here's my Tweet..

    http://twitter.com/Coupons4Me/status/5805369585

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  47. I'm a Current Follower of your Blog :)

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  48. Your Button is on Frugal Plus!

    http://frugalplus.com/

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  49. 1)I subscribe with Google Reader
    2)Deb S is my facebook name
    3)Would love the Girl Elf

    Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  50. I follow you both on Twitter

    Deb55106

    Tweet!

    http://twitter.com/Deb55106/statuses/5820121412


    deb55106{at]gmail{dot}com

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  51. I follow you on Parenting on Networked Blogs


    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  52. I follow with Google


    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  53. i would love a boy elf

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  54. Subscriber
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

    Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Medlin/1259438473#/profile.php?id=1259438473

    Elf Choice- Boyo

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  55. following you and ElfMagic on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/5836948244

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  56. following network blog
    karen medlin

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  57. Following both of you :)

    11/18 Tweet..

    http://twitter.com/Coupons4Me/status/5841792173

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  58. I receive the Susan Heim Parenting subscription via e-mail. I signed up for the Elf Magic newsletter with the e-mail addy below. I would like the boy elf.

    Thank you.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  59. Follow both of you on Twitter, and here is my Tweet for 11/19..

    http://twitter.com/Coupons4Me/status/5865692823

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  60. I subscribe via email, my facebook name is Carrie Recker Zeiter and I would love a boy elf:)

    carbilcole @ hotmail . com

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  61. Following both of you, and here's my Tweet for 11/20..

    http://twitter.com/Coupons4Me/status/5896105597

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  62. Following both and here's my Tweet for 11/21.. http://twitter.com/Coupons4Me/status/5921860465

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  63. Rhonda Catrett1:46 PM

    I am an email subscriber
    Email address: Rhondacatr@aol.com
    My daughter, Abbi would love a girl but she would be happy with a boy. She is blind, and gets into mischief on her own. :) I imagine the two of them together will be causing all kinds of mayhem. :)

    Thanks and Have A Great Day!!!
    Rhonda Catrett

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  64. 1) I subscribe via e-mail thegrants(at)live(dot)com
    2) Fan on facebook (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
    3) My preference is a boy
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  65. 1)email subscriber
    2)facebook:erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net
    3)would like a boy elf
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  66. 1) subscription method email angelacisco(at)rocketmail(dot)com
    2) Facebook Angela Cisco
    3) preference of a boy

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  67. I follow on friend connect

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  68. 1. Subscribe via Rss
    2. Darcie Kayes
    3. Girl Elf

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  69. Google friend follower.

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  70. Subscribed. Facebook name: jrogers7221@yahoo.com.

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  71. Followed you on Twitter. Name: somedaynewyorkr

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  72. Following elfmagic on twitter. Name: somedaynewyorkr

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  73. I am following via Networked Blogs.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  74. I am subscribed via email, am a fan of Elf Magic on Facebook as Jill Myrick and would love to have the Girl Elf.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  75. I have favored your blog on Technorati as jsc123.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  76. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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  77. 1. email subscriber
    2. Fan of Elf Magic on Facebook user Lisa Garner.
    3. I would love the girl elf

    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  78. I'm following you and Elf Magic on Twitter user lisalmg and Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/5995274249
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  79. I'm following your blog on Networked blogs user Lisa Garner.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  80. I shared Elf Magic’s video on Facebook user Lisa Garner. http://www.facebook.com/#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=806724967
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  81. I'm also following your blog on friend connect.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  82. I have your button on my blog sidebar. http://mowermom.blogspot.com/
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  83. Facebook Fan of Elf Magic
    FB name: Nancye Epperson Davis

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  84. Subscriber via email and Reader

    I would like to have a GIRL elf for my daughter.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  85. I follow both you and Elf Magic on Twitter and I Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/6001915569

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  86. I follow you on Facebook Networked Blogs


    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  87. I faved you on Technorati
    ID: Nancye Epperson Davis


    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  88. Follower


    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  89. I follow you (@ParentingAuthor) and @ElfMagic on twitter at http://twitter.com/cakeblast and I tweeted..

    http://twitter.com/cakeblast/status/6009527753

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  90. I subscribe to your rss feed using Google Reader and I am a Facebook Fan of Elf Magic on Facebook..

    FB Name: Larry Harms

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  91. I follow you (publicly) through Google Connect / Blogger

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  92. I follow Susan Heim on Parenting on Networked Blogs

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  94. I am an email subscriber
    Facebook: Summer Tidmore
    I would love a girl elf

    summer.tidmore@yahoo.com

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  95. 1.email subscriber already
    2.facebook name - gloria mckellar
    3.would like the boy elf


    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  96. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/6021456513

    follow both on twitter and tweeted
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  97. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/2009/11/httpsusanheimblogspotcom200911celebrate.html

    blogged
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  98. follow networked blogs - gloria mckellar

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  99. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/

    have your button already
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  100. follow on google friend connect

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  101. email subscriber facebook christa marteny would love girl elf

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  102. Subscribed to your feed, signed up for their newsletter. I would like the girl please.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  103. I follow your blog.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  104. Button on my blog.
    http://donna444444.blogspot.com/
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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