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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer Sweeping Blog Hop: Smiling Tree Toys Handmade Wooden Natural Toys for your littles

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Summer is coming to a close, but it's still HOT, HOT, HOT outside.  Stay cool and keep Summer Sweeping with this Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!
Each blogger linking up has a Giveaway for you worth at least $25, so be sure to hop around to them all!

This giveaway is also one of the last few of our Sweet Summer Handmade Event items!

Y'all know how I love everything handmade, and how I love anything made in the US (or Canada, I love our neighbors to the North!)

This giveaway is sponsored by Smiling Tree Toys. I came to LOVE Smiling Tree Toys last year when I came across them last year when Nugget began teething. I ended up ordering a three pack of teethers for her Easter Basket. What's more fantastic than that?


They even package each and every single of their toys in an adorable cloth bag, which makes for a great beginning to wrapping for baby shower gifts!


About Smiling Tree Toys


We’ve always enjoyed making and giving handmade gifts from the heart, and as new parents we’re constantly on the quest for creative, fun, and safe toys for our little one.  We also love to work from home and spend lots of time with our daughter.  We believe in being kind to Mother Nature and using her resources wisely and in their natural forms. Combine all of these things, and starting a natural and organic wooden toy shop was the perfect idea! Sustainably harvested, American grown hardwoods -- homegrown organic finish - expert and caring craftsmanship -- we love what we do and that shines through in every aspect of our family business!
We handcraft the finest in natural and organic wooden toys and accessories - cars, rattles, alphabet blocks, wood teethers, personalized toys, baby's first ornaments, stackers, nursery decor, wooden stools, personalized gifts, and other educational learning toys. Educational, developmental, eco-friendly toys for baby, toddler, and preschooler - Waldorf and montessori inspired
Smiling Tree Toys donates to Peace Corps youth development projects for every toy sold. ALL Smiling Tree Toys are Handcrafted in the USA and are guaranteed full of good vibes and happy thoughts
How Smiling Tree Toys goes GREEN and Goes LOCAL:
  • our packaging materials are eco-friendly (recycled cardboard boxes, wood chips as filler, biodegradable bubble wrap, and re-used packing paper/bubble wrap from local businesses)
  • our toys have our very own, homegrown organic finish (we use certified organic camelina oil and beeswax, both of which are grown on our family's land)
  • our cotton bags are made in the USA from natural cotton free of harsh chemicals and pesticides
  • we participate in our local renewable energies program
  • we shop locally for our business/home purchases whenever possible
  • we’re conscious consumers – waste not, want not!
  • we’re sure to get out of the woodshop to tend to our organic veggie garden
 I was SUPER stoked when I contacted Smiling Tree Toys about this review and giveaway opportunity since I love this company. It's my GO-TO baby shower gift for friends and family. So, what are we giving away? Their all-new Alphabet Block set. We LOVE these blocks. Not only do I love them, my daughter loves them. Check out how beautiful they are!

About the all-new Alphabet Block Set: 



Smiling Tree's classic alphabet blocks just got even better! Our Picture Alphabet block set features Little ones will delight in identifying pictures and words for each corresponding letter of the alphabet. Fun and easily recognizable objects make this set ideal for all.

These blocks are engraved on four sides with uppercase letter, lowercase letter,
word, picture
                       ex. P /  p / pumpkin / {pic of pumpkin}

These blocks measure 1.5" and arrive in a USA-made drawstring bag for storage and travel. Letters and images will never fade or wear off. Safe for all ages (including teething little ones), as they
never use stains, paints, or dyes!  They use American grown hardwoods, and all of the gorgeous color and grain pattern you see is 100% natural!  We simply coat them with our homegrown organic finish: organic food-grade camelina oil and beeswax from our family's land. We’ve found this to be the best 100% organic and safe finish for protecting wood and preserving its natural beauty.  If you find your toys lose a bit of their sheen or smoothness, just lightly hand sand with sandpaper and re-finish with any organic food-grade oil. However, the teethers come un-oiled because less is more!

Check out their Etsy shop- what's your favorite thing they sell!?

ETSY  //  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SmilingTreeToys/
GIVING BACK  //  http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.stories

Please use Giveaway Tools form below to enter.
Restricted to US only, 18+.
Giveaway Ends 8/15
ALL WINNING ENTRIES ARE VERIFIED.
Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification email or another winner will be selected.



Disclosure: I received the above mentioned item in exchange for review. No compensation was received for this post. The Nurse Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. The Nurse Mommy According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Summer Fluffing participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. This giveaway is not associated with, affiliated with, endorsed by, sponsored by, or connected to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media outlets and released of any liability. Links above may contain affiliate links.

 

170 comments:

  1. I want the personalized old school truck. My son would love it!

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  2. The bowling set :) too cute!!

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  3. My daughter would love the wand

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  4. I love the personalized wooden CAMERA

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  5. I like the rooster ttleether and the personalized wooden camera.

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  6. personalized guitar RING RATTLE is adorable. This looks like an amazing shop! Thanks for sharing it!

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  7. I LOVE the personalized old school truck! It's beautiful and my son would love it!

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  8. Love the wooden stacking toy - perfect for development!

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  9. I love the personalized state teethers!

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  10. I also love the 20-piece hardwood BUILDING BLOCKS

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  11. The smiling moon balancer is neat.

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  12. I love the anchor and swiss cheese teethers!

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  13. I like the Smiling Moon Balancer.

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  14. I'd also love to have the Smiling Moon BALANCER

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  15. I would want the wooden penguin bowling set

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  16. I would also like the set of three wooden toy cars

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  17. I like the peace dove teether

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  18. I like their apple teether toy

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  19. the smiling moon balancer is one of my favorites

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  20. I like the personalized wand. Thanks!

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  21. Claire RheinheimerThursday, August 01, 2013

    My son would love the hardwood BUILDING BLOCKS.

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  22. I really just love the personalized teethers. I would love to have my child have something like that. :)

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  23. USA wood teether - an all natural wooden teething toy, handcrafted heirloom gift for newborn boy or girl

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  24. All the items are beautiful!!! I would choose a personalized wooden step stool for my youngest :)

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  25. I love the Smiling Moon BALANCER

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  26. I love wooden toys! The smiling moon balancer really stood out for me

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  27. I like their airplane wood teether

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  28. ANY LETTER personalized TEETHER
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I've given the owl to many of my friends and their new babies and they LOVE them! So many happy babies and parents. It is great to give a gift that you know will be appreciated for years to come. I'm loving the blocks and will be using Smiling Tree for years to come!

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  30. I like the wooden step stool and the balancer toy.

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  31. I would love to have the smiling wood balancer.

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  32. I'd also like to have the 30-piece hardwood BUILDING BLOCKS - all natural wooden blocks set, eco-friendly and classic children's gift with organic finish

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  33. Smiling Tree Toys is my go-to baby gift. Everyone always loved them. I'd love to have the shape sorting set myself....for future grandchildren someday...

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  34. Smiling Tree Toys is my go-to baby gift. Everyone always loved them. I'd love to have the shape sorting set myself....for future grandchildren someday...

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  35. I would love to have the wooden toy cars for my boys! I have heard a lot about this company and would love to own something made by them. Thanks!

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  36. I love the off road adventure set!

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  37. I love the natural anchor wooden teether!

    -Hannah Avery
    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  38. I love the Smiling Tree Toys teethers and alphabet blocks that spell my girl's name.
    I'd love to add a smiling moon balancer to our collection.

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  39. I have a set of smiling tree blocks that my 4 year old has played with everyday since she was 2. The alphabet blocks would be for my 8 month old. I love that step stool too though!

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  40. For my son's Easter basket, I ordered a personalized bunny teether - so cute! I would also love to have an Oregon teething toy!

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  41. I want a personalized letter baby rattle for the new baby..but we don't know if its a boy or girl yet!

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  42. I would also like the 12-piece MATH BLOCKS set.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  43. I would love to have the whale rattle. Leah Ott

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  44. I would love to get the 20pc building blocks for my sons

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  45. I love everything! Love wooden toys! If I were going to make a purchase for a gift, I'd probably give the personalized deluxe 30-piece hardwood block set. So cool!
    welindsey at gmail dot com

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  46. 26-piece PICTURE ALPHABET block set is my favorite one!

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  47. I love the personalized love bug toy car -- such an incredible baby gift.

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  48. I would love the Wooden Penguin Bowling Set--so cute!

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  49. I would love to get the Smiling Moon BALANCER set.

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  50. I like the natural wooden teethers.

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  51. the oversized sweet dreams and you are my sunshine carvings

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  52. Other than the blocks, I *love* the personalized state teether!

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  53. My kids would love the smiling moon balancer

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  54. I would love to get blocks with my sons' names on them. So sweet!

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  55. I like the off road adventure set

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  56. I love the ANY STATE personalized wood teether with "locally grown" engraved on it.

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  57. I love the wooden shape sorter

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  58. The personalized outer space tunnel goal game is adorable! Love the items from this shop!

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  59. I think I seen this business on "On the road-KSTP"! Great products and love that they are Minnesota made with the best quality products! Love the cars- my son would too!

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  60. My girls would love the wooden stool. :)

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  61. id like to have anchor teether!!

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  62. I would love a state shaped teether.

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  63. The off road set is so cute my niece would love it! She only wants boy toys! :)

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  64. the hardwood building blocks for my niece. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  65. I'd love to have the Smiling Moon BALANCER

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  66. The wooden stackers they would be perfect for my little one

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  67. We would LOVE the 30 piece building block set. Awesome etsy shop.

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  68. 22 piece math blocks set looks good

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  69. The wood balancer looks great!

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  70. I would love to have the snowflake hardwood ornaments.

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  71. I've been slowly converting everything in my house to organic based products. First I started off with my food, and then clothes. Now, I want to remodel my house to not only be organic, but to incorporate as much green technology as possible. After researching tons of organic wood finishes, I've decided on a brand, now i just need to learn how to refinish my dining room table myself!

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  72. I like the 3 car set- Organically finished hardwood toy truck, racer, and love bug

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  73. I like the hardwood Building Block set.

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  74. I like the 30-piece hardwood BUILDING BLOCKS - all natural wooden blocks set, eco-friendly and classic children's gift with organic finish

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  75. brynne prettytheworld1 at gmail dot com

    I love the personalized letters. Would be so cute for a nursery!

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  76. I have been looking for a shape sorter. The personalized one is BEAUTIFUL!

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  77. I absolutely love the dinosaur teething toy!

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  78. I am greedy and would like one of everything. But if I can only have one Smiling Moon BALANCER - an educational, heirloom wooden game for stacking, balancing, and fine motor skils - would be great.

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  79. I like the organic cowboy boot wood TEETHER. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. I would like the 20-piece hardwood building blocks! They look really nice!

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  81. my son would love the wooden cars

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  82. I also like the personalized Old-School Truck

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  83. I love the "ANY LETTER" personalized teether!

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  84. I love their building blocks in assorted shapes and sizes. So fun for creative play.

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  85. Every little girl needs a personalized wand, right?!

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  86. Would also like the wooden Shape Sorter!

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  87. I also love the wooden shape sorter toy! diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  88. I'd love a Wisconsin-shaped teether!

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  89. Would also love the wooden shape sorter or the wooden penguin bowling set! Both are AWESOME!

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  90. I love all of the products but the shape sorter is particularly wonderful

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  91. personalized guitar RING RATTLE

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  92. I loved pretty much everything they have to offer, but, if I had to pick something now it would be a toss up between the 12-piece MATH BLOCKS set & 30-piece hardwood BUILDING BLOCKS set. I really liked those.

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  93. Smiling Moon BALANCER looks really cool.

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  94. i would like the memory MATCHING GAME - natural wooden toy set for kids - 20 PIECE - a montessori inspired learning toy with homegrown organic finish

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  95. I like the personalized wand, the poodle teether, owl rattle, lots of things!

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  96. I can't get rafflecopter to accept my entry for: Add to Etsy Favorites: 26-piece PICTURE ALPHABET block set - natural wooden toy blocks with letters, pictures, words - heirloom, educational gift for boy or girl
    Optional+10

    I did it thru the link but it says I didn't.

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  97. I like the 3 wooden car toys. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  98. I love both the shape sorter and old school truck!

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  99. I like the off-road adventure set.

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  100. My granddaughters would love the smiling moon balancer. Love these open-ended toys. ty! cokelush at gmail

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  101. I would love the giraffe rattle!

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  102. love the personalized state

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  103. I love the personalized Shape Sorter or the wooden lacing and tracing set

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  104. I love the personalized SHAPE SORTING toy =)

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  105. I like the personalized guitar RING RATTLE

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  106. I like the smiling moon balancer

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  107. The Smiling Moon Balancer looks lovely.
    Andrea G.

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  108. I love the natural hardwood imagination toy CAMERA!!

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  109. It's all really adorable! I love the lacing toy!

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  110. I love the three wooden toy cars set, my son would love it!

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  111. The building block set reminds me of blocks I had when i was a little girl. My sister and I would make cities and drive our matchboxes through the tunnels. this takes me back and would be great for my little girl or boy

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  112. I love the picture alphabet its really cute!

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  113. I'd love the personalized owl ornament.

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  114. I love the hardwood building block set!

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  115. i have neice wholove them and tehn she share it with the little cuz

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  116. i added you to my stsy site and then the page willnot close up

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  117. I like the 30 pc. Hardwood building blocks :)

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  118. I like the personalized wooden step stool

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  119. I love everything but this is my second fave http://www.etsy.com/listing/125402747/personalized-wooden-step-stool-natural?ref=shop_home_active

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  120. When ever I try to pin something I get this. Sorry we could not fetch the image.

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  121. I like the 30-piece hardwood BUILDING BLOCKS - all natural wooden blocks set, eco-friendly and classic children's gift with organic finish!!

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  122. I love all the personalized toys! How adorable!

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  123. personalized owl ornament - Christmas gift for baby, toddler, or child, an eco-friendly stocking stuffer with organic finish

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  124. I want everything in the shop! ;) My favorites are the mitten ornament and the three wooden car set.

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  125. I like the personalized OLD-SCHOOL TRUCK

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  126. i love the personalized old-school truck! my son's truck obsession would make it the perfect gift

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  127. the Smiling Moon BALANCER


    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  128. I like the cowboy boot wood teether.

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  129. I love the wooden penguin BOWLING SET. How cute is that!!!

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  130. I like the personalized letters.

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  131. I also have added 26-piece PICTURE ALPHABET block set - natural wooden toy blocks with letters, pictures, words - heirloom, educational gift for boy or girl to my favorites.

    amcoppins is my etsy name!

    Thanks!

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  132. Oh my word so many cute things! I love all of the teethers, also the shape sorter to learn shapes!

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  133. i love the personalized wooden camera!

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  134. I love the wooden penguin BOWLING set. Too Cute!!!!

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  135. I like the old school truck.

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  136. I love the personalized helicopter!

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  137. I would love the Smiling Moon BALANCER! It's beautiful!

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  138. I like the wooden penguins bowling set.

    april yedinak

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  139. I love the oversized "Sweet Dreams" wooden WALL HANGING.
    Thanks :)

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  140. I'd like the all natural elephant TEETHING TOY!

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  141. I love the whale ring rattle, the elephant teether, & the smiling moon balancer. Can't wait til I make enough money to buy amazing toys like these!

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  142. I love the lacing and tracing set and the off road adventure set!

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  143. The Smiling Moon Balancer everything is amazing they make

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  144. personalized wooden step stool is something I would love for my grandbabies

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  145. I love the natural Off-Road Adventure Set at http://www.etsy.com/listing/98423223/natural-off-road-adventure-set-wooden?ref=shop_home_active. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  146. I love the Swiss Cheese teething toy!! My friend has a little boy just over a year, and she is a cheese nut, and her son's first word was cheese!!! It would make the perfect gift for her!

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  147. I would like the hardwood building blocks. I think I would enjoy that more than my kids :)

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  148. personalized snowman ornament

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  149. I like the personalized wooden step stool

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