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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Little Green Books Review & Giveaway

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

JOLENE
JENNICA 
WENDY 
KRISTEN

CONGRATULATIONS!





About Little Green Books
 From the website:
This new series of books will get little ones excited about going green. From recycling and replanting to creating an awareness of endangered animals and much more, Little Green Books plant the seeds for earth-friendly living at an early age. Each book in this environmentally friendly line is made from recycled materials - proving our commitment to this worthy cause.

When my four books arrived my 13 year old daughter and I quickly opened the package and began looking over the books.  My first impression was "Wow, these are really nice!  I'm so glad I was given the opportunity to review these top-notch books." 

Here are the books I chose: 
This book covers different places that a child may visit:  park, beach, school, garden, and suggests ways the child can help keep it clean.
It has double-sided puzzle pieces on each page that can be removed to make 2 puzzles on the back page.  My daughter suggested a pocket in the front of the book for the puzzle pieces after they have been removed from each page.  They don't stay well on the puzzle page or their original spot they came from.
It is a very colorful and fun book!

"Don't Throw That Away" uses a small girl who is portrayed as a "super-hero" leading the reader on an adventure of how to reuse everyday items.  One suggestion is to use a glass jar as a vase.  Each page has a flip tab to see what the item can be recycled into.  Great suggestions for kids to reuse!

From the four books I chose, this is my favorite.  Each page has a little question posed as a poem.  You have to guess who the animal is that is hiding under the flap.  
The first one says: "I'm black and white, but I don't moo.  I'm a fussy eater who likes bamboo."  The flap has a little bit of the animal exposed to help you guess.   Lift the flap to see if you have guessed correctly.  My daughter and I had some laughs with this one!

Now a book designed for a baby.  The cover is made of Polartec fleece from recycled material.  It is very soft.  The story is about a cute little monkey and his panda friend who asks to be the reader's friend also.  Very adorable!


Overall, these books are of highest quality.  Each one has it's own charm.  I love that they are made from recycled material, use fun ways to educate about taking care of the Earth, small for little hands to enjoy and very durable.  These books are a must have!

The website, Simonlittlegreen.com, is just as exciting as the books.  It has online games from 3 of the books they offer.  It also has downloadable activity pages, Earth Day event kits and more for you to use to spend more time teaching your child about taking care of the Earth.   There are tips to help you celebrate Earth Day everyday.  There is even a Little Green Blog with much, much more information about being GREEN!

Have I convinced you yet that these books are wonderful?  They can be purchased from these locations:


Simon & Schuster is being very generous and offering to give a set of the four books I reviewed to FOUR....yes, you read that right, FOUR followers of For One Another!  This is my first giveaway that is also open to our Canadian neighbors!  YAY!!!!  


Send all your friends to enter to win these fantastic books!
It's easy to enter:
You MUST be a follower of For One Another.  It's simple to follow, just click on the sidebar where it says "follow".  AND you MUST visit Simonlittlegreen.com and comment what impressed you the most about their products.
If you just HAVE to win these books you can increase your chances if you:
Follow For One Another on Twitter
Follow For One Another via networked blogs (again on the sidebar,click under networked blogs where it says "follow this blog")
Comment on a way that you live "Green"
Enter another giveaway on For One Another and comment which one.
Winners will be drawn February 8, 2011 (my daughter's 13th birthday) using random.org and notified through email. Please respond within 48 hours or alternate winners will be chosen.  
*Simon & Schuster generously provided the above books to me in return for an honest review.  I received no other compensation




118 comments:

  1. I am a follower of your blog and love that site! I can't wait for my kiddos to check out the games and my list of books t have are growing nw! Thanks so muchfor sharing! I love the Diary of a Plastic bottle...may have to order that one ASAP!! What a great review!!

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  2. How do we live green? Hmm... there are lots of little things we do, including being involved with One Small Change... you can read about my adventure with No-Poo on my blog www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com. We are always trying to improve ou lives in a green manner... one of y favorite things is to buy unwanted wool sweaters and turn them into "new" much loved items... mostly toys:)

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  3. I follow with GFC & liked the fact that: Each book in this environmentally friendly line is made from recycled materials - proving our commitment to this worthy cause.

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  4. Follow you on Twitter. @presprizes

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  5. I follow you on Networked Blogs.

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  6. I like the green tips section.

    rmccoy1234 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Followin you on twitter.
    rmccoy1234 at yahoo dot com

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  8. A networked blogs follower
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  9. We recycle and use cloth diapers.
    rmccoy1234 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I could have written a book on how to "re-use" [recycle is the term these days] just about anything. I grew up doing just that. When you don't have much to begin with you can make do with anything. My mother didn't throw much away...it was "remade", reused, recycled in some way, or given to someone else who could use it. If we all started doing that today, think of how much longer the "dumps" would take to fill and how much money we all could save.

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  11. I'm a follower via GFC under Swedish Mamas. What interested me the most about Little Green Books were the collection and quality of the product. I spent quite a bit of time browsing the different books and was tremendously impressed by the art work and the language in the books. Succinct and straightforward, but entertaining and educational. My nephews would love this. Please accept this as my mandatory entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  12. I follow For One Another on Twitter under Rogue_Femme. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  13. A way that I live green... There are lots of little things I do: I have a rain barrel in my backyard which I use to water my lawn and garden; I grow a lot of my own vegetables during the summer; I compost and create my own nutrient rich soil, etc. etc. Thanks!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  14. I'm a follower! I love that this company is so eco-friendly! They have a section called Green Tips . It gives you tips for arth Day, but they are practical year round.
    Thanks! jdjmcc@aol.com

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  15. We try to be green by using vinegar and microfibers to clean instead of commercial cleaners and paper towels. jdjmcc@aol.com

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  16. GFC Follower

    I like their ECO-FRIENDLY Books. teaching kids to take care of our environment :)

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  17. Follow foroneanother2 on twitter

    @spdls0215

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  18. Follow For One Another via networked blogs

    fb:suzie p. santos

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  19. We never used plastic bags. Re-usable bags are always handy wherever we go

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  20. I like that they print with vegetable and soy inks!
    brookeannaroberts(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am a new follower, you can find me at http://mommydoes.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm not fully green, actually far from, but I have been cleaning "greener" since I began blogging and have been finding great "green" cleaning formula recipes!
    brookeannaroberts(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I entered the save the date book giveaway!
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  23. I follow you and I'm impressed with how so many of their books encourage us to be more responsible and caring for our environment/world. I also love their downloadable stuff...very fun and cool. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. GFC follow back
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    Little Green Books plant the seeds of eco-friendly consciousness at an early age so that we can grow a generation of earth-friendly readers.

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  25. Lizavla twitter follows you
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  26. Liza767 is a network blog follower
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  27. GFC: Erinn Sluka
    I like that Nickelodeon teamed up w/ Green Books!
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  28. I am a twitter follower @3sonshavei
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  29. NB follower @ erinn arena sluka
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  30. GFC follower and what impressed me most is that they are 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  31. I follow you on networked blogs. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  32. One way we try to live green is by reducing the paper products we use and recycling what we can. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  33. I entered the Save The Date giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  34. OK, you've convinced me! I follow with GFC.
    I learned that Little Green has Activities and Downloadable Assets for free. How awesome!
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  35. I follow @foroneanother2 on twitter already.
    @ArtsyChaos
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  36. A way we live green is to reuse as much as possible. Containers, boxes, clothing... you name it we try to turn it into something else when it has outgrown its current purpose. I just made a flower out of old fabric as I was sitting here entering! lol
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  37. I follow via GFC and I think it's pretty cool that the ink they use is Vegetable or Soy based.

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  38. Follow via Twitter

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  39. Follow via Networked Blogs

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  40. We live green by recycling and re-using as many things as we can.

    RickiReviews@gmail.com

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  41. Entered ShaToBu

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  42. love that these books are made from recycled materials!

    follower on GFC.

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  43. I live green by composting food scraps.

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  44. I follow via GFC and I am most impressed by the parent and teacher resources they offer.
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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  45. follow via networked blogs
    april yedinak

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  46. we reuse, recycle and repurpose items as much as possible to reduce our waste and consumption

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  47. I am following and I was most impressed by the environmentally healthy message they convey.

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  48. google friend
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  49. networked blogs
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  50. we live green by raising our own milk, eggs, meat, fruits and veg.

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  51. GFC follower.
    I like their green games & glossery
    AlexDean03(at)yahoo.com

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  52. I'm a follower via GFC! What cute books! I love that they're made from recycled materials. Also love the "green tips" they have!
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  53. I'm following For One Another on Twitter (Jenka1986)
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  54. I'm following For One Another via networked blogs.
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  55. We try to live green by recycling and using reusable bags when shopping!
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  56. i follow, i learned they have much more than just books!
    cluelessme8(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. i follow you on twitter
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  58. i follow on networked blogs
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  59. I try and stay green by recycling as much as possible!
    cluelessme8(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. Mandatory Entry:
    I follow google connect "anash"

    Anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  61. Mandatory Entry: they use recycable material from veggie and soy inks impresses me

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  62. I follow you on twitter @ anashct
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  63. i live green by passing down clothes

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    thks for the giveaway

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  64. I follow google connect "anash"
    email anashct [at] gmail [dot] com

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  65. It impressed me that the manufacturing of these books is also environmentally friendly. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
    daivase at yahoo dot com

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  66. I love this green tip: Play outdoor games when the weather is nice instead of playing video games that use electricity.

    taznjade at gmail dot com

    (I follow on GFC)

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  67. I follow you on networked blogs

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  68. Following you on twitter- @taznjade

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  69. We live green by recycling everything that can be recycled. Sometimes my husband forgets and throws it in the trash and I dig it out!

    taznjade at gmail dot com

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  70. I entered the shatobu giveaway

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  71. I follow you on GFC and love the fact the books making learning fun for little ones
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  72. I follow with GFC. I like that their products are teaching future generations to be green.
    awhitehead357@gmail.com

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  73. I'm a follower. I like all the green tips they have on their website.

    pukatama@yahoo.com

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  74. we recycle everything we can

    pukatama@yahoo.com

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  75. I am a GFC follower and I was impressed that the books not only teach children about the importance of recycling and taking care of the planet as well as the fact that the books are 100% recyclable, made from recycled paper, and printed with vegetable or soy inks.

    raggedybabygifts at gmail dot com

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  76. I follow you on twitter @raggedybabygift
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  77. following you via networked blogs
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  78. We are trying to start living "greener"-we eliminated paper towels, recycle our newspapers using them to clean mirrors and windows. We conserve every way possible.
    raggedybabygifts at gmail dot com

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  79. Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); love that Simon Little Green uses recycled materials and vegetable or soy inks to print their books...they practice what they preach!
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  80. Follow you on twitter (@kcoud33)
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  81. Follow you on Networked Blogs
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  82. We recycle everything we can, compost fruit, veggies, and coffee grounds, and we just had solar panels installed on our roof!
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  83. Entered PetCakes giveaway
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  84. Entered ShaToBu giveaway
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  85. I follow you gfc (psychdog) and I love the fun games on their website. My four year old son and I just played the What do you see game.
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  86. I follow you on twitter (hifam).
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  87. We do a lot of recycling and I love using reusable grocery bags at the stores.
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  88. I follow you on networked blogs (jody g h).
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  89. I entered ShaToBe giveaway.
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  90. I GFC follow!
    I love that their books teach kids things such as recycling! It's never to early to start learning how to reuse things & recycling what you can!
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  91. i follow on twitter
    mrskmartin@gmail.com
    livinginwi

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  92. I live green by using cloth diapers!
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  93. love how they introduce sustainability issues to young kids

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  94. live green by using reusable bags

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  95. I follow via GFC. I'm impressed by how "user friendly" the products are...kids will love them, as well as adults! There's really, truly, something for everyone.

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  96. I follow For One Another on Twitter
    @betteronabudget

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  97. Probably the biggest way that I live green is by making my own homemade cleaners, from all-purpose to dishwasher detergent to laundry detergent.

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  98. I entered the Sha To Bu giveaway!
    dedelandblog at gmail.com

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  99. I live green by recycling.
    AlexDean03(at)yahoo.com

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  100. All the Green Tips they have are impressive! 3tiff3@gmail.com

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  101. I would love to try the Wei of Chocolate! YUMMY! I love Chocolate especially dark!! 3tiff3@gmail.com

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  102. GFC follower
    I like that their products are about caring!
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  103. Follow For One Another on Twitter-pj436
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  104. We recycle and have chickens!
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  105. ShaToBu
    The Workout You Wear-I entered this.
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  106. Entered petcakes giveaway
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  107. im a GFC follower

    I like that everything is recycled!

    mercer.hilary@gmail.com

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  108. i follow on twitter
    @trulescentmama

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  109. I love the spectrum of topics the books cover. The artwork is amazing! I am a GFC. leandrea246(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. publicly follow via GFC under AEK and I love and learned that each of their books includes a glossary of terms. Great!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  111. follow you on twitter @queenofthesnot

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  112. I live "green" by recycling and composting.

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