Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ky & Company {review + giveaway}




Thought we were done loving our earth? Think again! Welcome Ky & Company!









Ky & Company is a back to basics, mama-run shop that strives to make life easier for all of us, and at the same time, reduce our impact on the planet. The designs are simplistic, yet brilliant, and easy on your budget. What more could you ask for?









Ky, the designer, and her "Company" of experts (her kiddos :)) personally test all products and designs, making sure that each item is crafted to perfection. Once the item arrives at your door, you can be confident in its quality! From Bring Along Baggies to the stroller sacks, you won't be disappointed! Along with her etsy shop, Ky is working on launching a website too! Head over to check it out!








My favorite? The Paperless Towels! Made of a soft flannel, they are absorbent, easy to clean, and available in the sweetest patterns! Don't get me wrong, those huge packages of paper towels at Costco still tempt me, but I've been trying really hard to make this small change in our lives. Just the other day my daughter splatted a lovely chunk of avocado on the floor, and these Paperless Towels wiped them up no problem! I just rinse them a little, and they're ready for the next mess!




My whole family loves them!! :)




And, Ky was sweet to offer up a set of Paperless Towels from Ky & Company to a lucky reader of The Ivy Twines! Yay!!






To qualify: Check out Ky & Company and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite item! I know you'll have more than one :)



**Please leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!**





And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)




Earn one additional entry:









Earn TEN additional entries:



  • Make a purchase from Ky & Company! Let her know you came from Ivy Twines!



Your GIVE BACK Entry:




  1. Participate in our Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 4 Challenge! (Head over to this post for the details, check out the weekly challenges, and leave a comment on that post telling us what you did!)





  2. Help the Earth, and earn 5 extra entries here!! Yay!








Good luck readers and happy shopping at Ky & Company! I hope you win!




Giveaway will end at May 13th at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. Special thanks to Ky and her crew for sponsoring this awesome giveaway and prompting us to make a great lifestyle change! Thanks so much!!










163 comments:

  1. I like the Starling stroller sack-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  2. hearted item in mandatory ?-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  3. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/13110943539

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  4. I follow you on twitter (i'm @prizealert)

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  5. I like the Tree Lovers Napkins - Farmers Market. seraphou@aol.com

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  6. Love the mini reusable beach tote in lemonade.

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  7. Reusable Snack Bag - Sweet Tooth

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  8. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    love the diaper bag!

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  9. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    i like the diaper bag!

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  10. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    we compost #1

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    we compost #2

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    we compost #3

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    we compost #4

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    we compost #5

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  15. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    we compost #1

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    we compost #2

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    we compost #3

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    we compost #4

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  19. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    we compost #5

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  20. I like the stroller sack- so handy!

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  21. I'm following on Twitter (chidek)

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  22. I love the Reusable Snack Bag - Go Veg

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  23. added http://www.etsy.com/listing/45586883/reusable-snack-bag-go-veg to favs

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  24. became a fan of Ky & Company on Facebook

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  25. I love the tree lovers sweet tooth napkins.

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  26. following via google friend connect

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  27. following theivytwines on twitter

    CricketSaunders

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  28. tweeted: http://twitter.com/CricketSaunders/status/13209611201

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  29. My favorite item from the store is theBring Along Baggie Party Pack in the Cupcakes print!

    seashell210(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I added the item Bring Along Baggie Party pack in the Cupcakes print as a fav on Etsy!

    seashell210(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Follow your blog.

    seashell210(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Following on Twitter as charmedlifeblog

    seashell210(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I love the Tree Lover's Lunchbag in Go Veg fabric. Those little veggies look so cute.
    hngoodlett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I added one of the lunchbags to my Etsy favorites!

    hngoodlett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I love the paisley paperless towels!

    bead.eclectic at gmail dot com

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  36. I hearted an item

    bead.eclectic at gmail dot com
    (BEadECLECTIC)

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  37. I follow!

    bead.eclectic at gmail dot com

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  38. I really like the Tree Lovers Lunch Bag in Go Veg. Perfect for "big kids" to take to work!

    Thank you for the chance.

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  39. I Follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  40. ONE of my favorites is the Tree Lovers Napkins - Apples and Pears!!

    kelseylaster@gmail.com

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  41. My favorite item is the Tree Lovers Napkins - Sweet Tooth
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I'm a follower
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Love the Bring Along Baggie - Lola
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  44. I like the pretty paisley paperless towel
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  45. I'm a fb fan
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  46. I follow your blog
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  47. I like the hedgehog meadow design

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  48. I like the I love bugs, paperless towels.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  49. I think the stroller sack is a great idea! I also like the lunch bags. I'm in dire need of one right now!

    agierman@yahoo.com

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  50. I love the reusable sandwich bags in pear!

    srobinson8561 at student.bryan.edu

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  51. Loven the cowboy print on the snack sacks, and that is a great looking diaper bag too!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  52. my favorite is the Tree Lovers Lunch Bag - Madison! love the polkadots!

    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  53. i hearted the Tree Lovers Lunch Bag - Madison!

    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  54. Love the crayon roll. :)
    mjudge83 at gmail dot com

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  55. i love Tree Lovers Lunch Bag - Madison

    email in profile!

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  56. The give a hoot paperless towels are my favorite!

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  57. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Tree Lovers Lunchbag, The Tree Lovers Napkins, and the Reusable Snack Bag! Makes perfect sense to me, to help the earth!

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  58. I love the Hey DIddle DIddle baby blanket!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  59. I love the Stroller Sack in the Starling fabric. So cute!

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  60. I follow The Ivy Twines publically. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  61. I am a fan of The Ivy Twines on Facebook. Thanks!

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  62. I follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter - @narniamum. Thanks!

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  63. I tweeted. Thanks!

    http://twitter.com/narniamum/status/13329522254

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  64. I liked KY & Company on Facebook. Thanks!

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  65. I like the Stroller Sack - Dinos.

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  66. My favorite item is Tree Lovers Napkins - Apples and Pears!

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  67. I favorited Tree Lovers Napkins - Apples and Pears on Etsy.

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  68. I liked Ky and Company on Facebook

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  69. I follow your blog publicly

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  70. I am an ivy twines facebook fan

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  71. Love the cream and sugar themed paperless towels
    daunfamily@yahoo.com

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  72. Fan of ivy twines on facebook
    daunfamily@yahoo.com

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  73. fan of ky and company on facebook
    daunfamily@yahoo.com

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  74. love the bring along baggies!
    amy@cherrycitybathandbody.com

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  75. Followed Ivy Twines on FB
    amy@cherrycitybathandbody.com

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  76. followed KY on FB
    amy@cherrycitybathandbody.com

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  77. Followed ivy twines on Twitter

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  78. favorited and item amy@cherrycitybathandbody.com

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  79. Tree Lovers Lunch Bag - Go Vegis too cute jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  80. I follow via google friend connect jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  81. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  82. tweeted: http://twitter.com/CricketSaunders/status/13370674847

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  83. I love the bring along bags & reusable snack bags!

    Joanna

    raisingmadison925 at gmail dot com

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  84. Paperless Towels (Cream and Sugar)

    maynekitty [at] live [dot] com

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  85. i love the starling crayon roll
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  86. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/13391878440 jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  87. My favorite item is the Pretty Paisley paperless towels!

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I favorited the Pretty Paisley towels on Etsy! (rammay)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I Like Ky & Company on Facebook (Annie Milner)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I follow the Ivy Twines via GFC!

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. I Like the Ivy Twines on Facebook (Annie Milner)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. tweeted:http://twitter.com/CricketSaunders/status/13466320002

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  93. the Reusable Snack Bag - Cody!

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  94. i marked the Reusable Snack Bag - Cody as a fav on etsy!

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  95. i'm a fan on facebook!

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  96. i follow your blog!

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  97. I love the paperless towels idea. I'm trying to get a good collection of napkins together, and some flannels would be perfect. I can't decide which I love more, the (Dino-mite) pattern, or the (Give A Hoot).

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  98. I added the Paperless Towels (Dino-mite) to my etsy favourites, username sugareater.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  99. I love the travel feeding set. That would fit PERFECTLY in my purse!

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  100. I really like the bring along baggie Lucy!

    buganderson@gmail.com

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  101. I follow your blog.

    buganderson@gmail.com

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  102. What a cute store! I really like the idea of using less or reusing. I am feeling the Reusable Snack Bag - Sweet Tooth. To cute! ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

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  103. twitter follower, ambrerose1

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  104. I really love the Baby Blanket - Hey Diddle Diddle.

    design4less(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. http://twitter.com/CricketSaunders/status/13587925098

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  106. tweeted: http://twitter.com/CricketSaunders/status/13620850714

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  107. My Favorite item is the Crayon Roll. Cute :)

    aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

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  108. I follow the Ivy Twins publicly on Google Friend Connect.

    aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

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  109. I follow Ivy Twines on Twitter @Smile7891

    aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

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  110. tweeted:http://twitter.com/CricketSaunders/status/13703530315

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  111. tweeted:http://twitter.com/CricketSaunders/status/13767101547

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  112. I really like Bring Along Baggie - Dylan

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  113. Well, clearly, I want one of everything. But I'd really, really love the paperless towels that are on offer, plus a reusable snack bag and bring along baggie, because I'm always bringing both snacks and toys in my tote, and they tend to just go everywhere.

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

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  114. I follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect.

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

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  115. I am your Facebook fan (Lauren Wayne).

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

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  116. I am a Ky & Company Facebook fan (Lauren Wayne).

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

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  117. I follow you on Twitter (@Hobo_Mama).

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

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  118. I like the Bring Along Baggie in the Jesse print.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  119. I follow via Google Friend: allibrary.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  120. #1
    Give back entry - I left the comment on the other post.

    I re-use yogurt cups by using them to plant seeds with my K-1 class at school.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  121. #2

    Give back entry - I left the comment on the other post.

    I re-use yogurt cups by using them to plant seeds with my K-1 class at school.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  122. #3

    Give back entry - I left the comment on the other post.

    I re-use yogurt cups by using them to plant seeds with my K-1 class at school.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  123. #4

    Give back entry - I left the comment on the other post.

    I re-use yogurt cups by using them to plant seeds with my K-1 class at school.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  124. #5

    Give back entry - I left the comment on the other post.

    I re-use yogurt cups by using them to plant seeds with my K-1 class at school.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  125. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tree Lovers Napkins - Apples and Pears!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  126. I favorited the Tree Lovers Napkins - Apples and Pears as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  127. I liked them on FB as Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  128. I follow you via GFC.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  129. I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  130. I am your FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  131. I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/13920555174
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  132. Went to the "Give Back" link but there was no week 4 there, so did week 3 instead. Hope that is ok! Left a comment there! I use cold water to wash my clothing in and I also freecycle all the time!
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    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  133. Went to the "Give Back" link but there was no week 4 there, so did week 3 instead. Hope that is ok! Left a comment there! I use cold water to wash my clothing in and I also freecycle all the time!
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    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  134. Went to the "Give Back" link but there was no week 4 there, so did week 3 instead. Hope that is ok! Left a comment there! I use cold water to wash my clothing in and I also freecycle all the time!
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    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  135. Went to the "Give Back" link but there was no week 4 there, so did week 3 instead. Hope that is ok! Left a comment there! I use cold water to wash my clothing in and I also freecycle all the time!
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    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  136. Went to the "Give Back" link but there was no week 4 there, so did week 3 instead. Hope that is ok! Left a comment there! I use cold water to wash my clothing in and I also freecycle all the time!
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    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  137. Tree Lovers Napkins - Sweet Tooth are adorable! Really like these!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  138. I added the Tree Lovers Napkins - Sweet Tooth to my etsy favs under repurrpussed.
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  139. their facebook fan Heath Cole
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  140. follow w/google
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  141. follow on twitter under repurrpussed
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  142. your facebook fan Heath Cole
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  143. tweeted http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/13923653028
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  144. 1) GIVE BACK Entry: left comment at post and stated the following: I already do 1. Freecycle, 2. Re-Use, 4. "Green" your laundry, 5. Adjust your Thermostat, and many many more on this list; however, microwaving meals is one thing that I am doing more of because of reading this! Thanks!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  145. 2) GIVE BACK Entry: left comment at post and stated the following: I already do 1. Freecycle, 2. Re-Use, 4. "Green" your laundry, 5. Adjust your Thermostat, and many many more on this list; however, microwaving meals is one thing that I am doing more of because of reading this! Thanks!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  146. 3) GIVE BACK Entry: left comment at post and stated the following: I already do 1. Freecycle, 2. Re-Use, 4. "Green" your laundry, 5. Adjust your Thermostat, and many many more on this list; however, microwaving meals is one thing that I am doing more of because of reading this! Thanks!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  147. 4) GIVE BACK Entry: left comment at post and stated the following: I already do 1. Freecycle, 2. Re-Use, 4. "Green" your laundry, 5. Adjust your Thermostat, and many many more on this list; however, microwaving meals is one thing that I am doing more of because of reading this! Thanks!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  148. 5) GIVE BACK Entry: left comment at post and stated the following: I already do 1. Freecycle, 2. Re-Use, 4. "Green" your laundry, 5. Adjust your Thermostat, and many many more on this list; however, microwaving meals is one thing that I am doing more of because of reading this! Thanks!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  149. My fave is the cute Snack and Baggie Set - Jesse! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  150. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  151. I love the Reusable Sandwich Bag - Go Veg. How fun! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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  152. Love the reusable baggies!
    elekate@yahoo.com

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  153. last tweet:http://twitter.com/CricketSaunders/status/13954817651

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