Tuesday, November 10, 2009

playlist & a giveaway! with avril loreti

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i just adore the gorgeous and fresh and colour-perfect world of avril loreti.

i love the ways in which avril is inspired by beautiful everyday objects and then creates goodies with an uncanny flair for creative design sensibility.

her adorable cocktail napkins, coasters, hankerchiefs & pillows would be a sensational addition to any stylin' home or ensemble. and with the Holidays coming up, there is no end to the folks i know who would ADORE her creations as gifts: hostesses, friends, co-workers, kissing friends, family, etc, etc! and now you can WIN one of her amazing handkerchief sets for yourself! i know - AMAZING!
read on, lovelies!


and you can catch avril LIVE this week in Toronto between Nov 12-15 at the Craft Off the Lot show! (it's at 1030 King Street West (at Shaw) .. looks like a fabulous group of artists - so be sure to check it out!

now for a fabulous avril loreti playlist!





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dj: avril loreti

playlist theme: the road trip mix tape playlist


Helen of Troy – Telefon Tel Aviv
Moonlight Desires – Gowan

Fences – Phoenix

Seventeen – Ladytron
Violet – Hole

Kissability – Sonic Youth
Faces – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Deserter – Matthew Dear
TMNT Mask – Chad VanGaalen

Hold Me – Fleetwood Mac

Gamma Ray – Beck

Legal Man – Belle and Sebastian


in her own words: "My ever-evolving Road Trip Mix is my favourite playlist to work on. It’s always changing depending on season, destination, and reason for getting out of town. It has to start off chill for when you coast out of your driveway, then it has to pick up the pace to something exciting once you hit the highway. It has to cover plenty of genres and ages so that your ‘Trip Co-pilot’ will be like “hun? I would have never thought those ditties could mix so well together”. You also have to throw in some songs that you know really well, along with some not-so-well-known-gems to keep things interesting. It’s a definite must to have a guilty pleasure tucked in there (Yes, Gowan!). Oh and if it’s a really good mix, then it’ll end on the perfect song that you just want to blare out of the car speakers once you’ve hit your destination. That’s my idea of a great Road Trip Mix."
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woohoo! love it, avril! you're my kind of road-tripper! while you're checking out these great tunes, see what avril is offering one lucky rikrak studio reader....

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one lucky reader will win

a set of 4 mustache hankies!
super woohoo! aren't those are the funnest!?
thanks so much, avril!


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here's how to enter the giveaway!
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1. go visit the lovely avril loreti shop
... take a look around ... come back here and leave a comment in this post about your fave goodie from her shop & why.= 1 entry

2.
leave us a comment on YOUR FAVE road trip song to travel to!

... = 1 entry

3. visit the avril loreti blog and leave her a comment on one of the fun posts.
... then come back here and tell us about it. = 1 entry.

4. tweet on twitter
about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here. please be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! :) = 1 more possible entry.


5. blog about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here.= 1 more possible entry

6. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
and leave me a comment here telling us that you do! = 1 more possible entry.

7. :: PLEASE NOTE:
each entry must be it's own comment.. thanks! ::

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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 6 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) using random.org, 1 winner of the avril loreti giveaway will be chosen on
monday november 16th @ 9pm EST.
d) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

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i should also note that avril is one of my sponsors, and i'm thrilled to have her!
happy road trips, cuties!
{ps: last day to enter the tomate depingles necklace giveaway today, too! yay free delights!}

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113 comments:

  1. What a cute shop! I love those wine glass napkins!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30697124

    jpfurther @ gmail.com

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  2. My favorite roadtrip song would be "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane. Now my kids love it, too, since the Cars soundtrack. :>

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  3. Such a cute shop! Fav item in Avril Loreti's Shop is Squeeze Me Pillow

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  4. Fav road trip song The Sounds - Tony the Beat. This is hard cause I have a whole play list just for road trips!

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  5. Wrote a comment on 'New Totes!' these totes are awesome and everyone should check them out!
    She has such a great blog! I am not following it!

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  6. I tweeted about this give away not sure what link you need but here is my twitter link http://twitter.com/TheHouseOfHeart

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  7. Posted the give away on my blog at http://www.thehouseofhearts.com/

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  8. I have added both Rikrak Studio and Avril Loreti to my Google Blog reader!

    You ladies both are doing awesome things keep it up!

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  9. I like the mustache hankie in light blue green plaid .

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33349517

    and the Toronto building cocktail napkins - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33528594

    I like the mustache napkin because the shape of the mustache is light and delicate shape of a mustache !

    I also like the Toronto building collection of napkins because I love Toronto and miss it . I am hoping to go back soon after the snow goes away :)

    tumblemumbo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. hmm , I don't really have a fav. road trip song but one of my fav. songs is :

    Heartbreaker by Mstrkrft and John Legend - polydor

    check it out on youtube :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6gHLHbYVeA&feature=fvst

    tumblemumbo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Comment on blog :

    On Avril Loreti's blog on the " Furry Forest Friends " post ; I commented on how cute the little mini forest figurines were . The deer stickers would also be a great idea for Valentine's Day .

    http://avrilloreti.blogspot.com/2009/10/etsy-finds-furry-forest-friends.html

    tumblemumbo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I am a follower of the rikrak studio blog .
    tumblemumbo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I Love her work, so quirky and fun, the moustaches are my favourite, also like the smoochy kiss hankies

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  14. song - dodgy - staying out for the summer

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  15. posted on the blog, the treasury post

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  16. I love the Smooches Handkerchiefs! Such a clever idea!

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  17. i love the: "Smooches Handkerchief"
    cues they are so cool!
    thanks!

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  18. i have alot of favorite songs for the road
    but in general i love the 80's songs! and i love marvin gay

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  19. and i left avril a message
    and also became afollower of hers
    thanks!

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  20. and i blogged about this giveaway

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  21. I really love the subscription card pillow! It is SO me because I totally end up with those cards strewn all over my beside table! LOL!

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  22. Summertime by Will Smith is a GREAT Song for roadtrips!

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  23. I left a comment on Avril's blog!

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  24. My favorites are all of the Mustache Handkerchiefs but I love the Smooches Handkerchief too. I love that you can contact her to try to match a shae of lipstick. It's just too cute.

    littledeadmommy@gmail.com

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  25. I follow your blog.

    littledeadmommy@gmail.com

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  26. I love the Many Mixers napkins! They are gorgeous. I am obsessed with mixers. It's the number one item on my Christmas list this year.

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18540106

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  27. Ooh, I love the squeeze me pillow!http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27101591

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  28. I love "Laid" by James for a great road trip song.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  29. i love the Houndstooth Hankies- so colorful!
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  30. my favorite road trip song is For the Actor by Mates of State!
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  31. smooches handkerchief its so unique and funny
    thefancyladycupcakes@yahoo.com

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  32. my favorite road trip song is by far
    Mr Jones by the counting crows
    thefancyladycupcakes@yahoo.com

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  33. i just commented on her post about this giveaway telling her how i love mustaches and mustache items lol im also going to follow her blog as well

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  34. Vine cocktail napkins and Mustash are my fav's. Actually I own a Mustash Hankie and it looks fab!

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  35. such a cute and cool giveaway. I love the moustache hankys and sherrif hanky
    my sisters boyfriend is a cop.Thanks for the great giveaway.Helen

    malfie@care2.com

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  36. if I can't have the real birkin, I can have the birkin handkerchief in pink.

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  37. following the rikrak studio blog

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  38. I think my fave song for a road trip is Favorite game by the cardigans. despite the controversial video clip, it's a nice song to drive with.

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  39. Wrote a comment on avril's post!

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  40. Smooches Handkerchief, cos I imagine people asking: are those real ?

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  41. the Bonus Pocket Square Handkerchief is the best! i am a scrabble addict! i would love to have this... :) swapper13 at hotmail.

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  42. my favorite road trip song is "the big sky" by kate bush - it makes me so happy!!! swapper13 at hotmail

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  43. The kissy cocktail napkins are my favorite from the shop!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  44. My favorite Road Trip Travel Song is, "Let's Go Girls" by Shania Twain!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  45. Went to her blog and left a comment :)

    http://avrilloreti.blogspot.com/2009/10/etsy-treasury.html

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  46. I subscribe via email!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  47. All the handkerchiefs are brilliant; the kisses, the sheriff...great designs.

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  48. Playing any of Sigur Ros' albums adds so much mystery and intensity to the outside world when on a road trip. It's a CD we always bring along.

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  49. Yay for the "Many Mixers" napkins! I like these because I keep promising myself I'll be a better homemaker and these mixers have the nostalgia of back in the day with women in aprons and heels...not that I want to be one of those...but whatever, aren't they great?!

    catherineh_78@yahoo.com

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  50. Lately, roadtrips require "Sealion" by Feist.

    catherineh_78@yahoo.com

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  51. I'm following.

    catherineh_78@yahoo.com

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  52. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32496934

    what can i say, i'm a sucker for gingham and anything cute!

    darkntwisty at hellokitty dot com

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  53. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31102837 is my favorite item! my email is littleheathen9109 at yahoo dot com

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  54. my favorite song on the list is faces by yeah yeah yeah's because it's the only one i recognize =]

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  55. I love the mustache hankie!!! but the lips is awesome too!

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  56. I like the designer chairs cocktail napkins. Very cool.

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  57. Can I have the whole Life Pursuit album as a road trip soundtrack?

    I always get a little shiver when someone says they like Belle and Sebastian. They've been my fave band since that first BBC Radio 1 session in '99.

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  58. I love the Hermes Birkin napkins because I used to work for the Hermes board on Madison Avenue and the napkins bring back happy memories! We had a set on our wedding list but no-one picked them, so I would love to win something by Avril, I think she is an amazing designer.

    This blog post has totally increased my admiration for Avril as well - we share very similar musical taste! Seventeen is one of my favourite ever songs, because it's still the age where I had most fun. Because of the song, I made seventeen my lucky number, and by coincidence, the year I was seventeen was the year I got to see Hole perform Violet live, as well, so there's a connection for you.

    I recently DJ'ed my own wedding, and we used our playlist as the soundtrack to our roadtrip honeymoon, driving across the Pacific Northwest. Our first dance was to Sebastien Tellier, and his track Divine, which later made for a great theme tune against a backdrop of pine and hilly terrain.

    Ahhhh, good times!

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  59. the squeeze me pillow, i fell in love with it the minute i saw it because it's so creative

    x_carrington_x@yahoo.co.uk

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  60. My favourite item in avril loreti shop is the Scrabble Board Coasters because I am a big time Scrabble Lover!!
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. My favourite road trip song to travel to is "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I made a comment on this blog post: http://avrilloreti.blogspot.com/2009/10/happy-thanksgiving.html

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  63. I like the mustache set that you're giving away because it's so whimsical.
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  64. I know it's trite, but I still like "soak up the sun" by sheryl crow.
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  65. My comment was the second one under her "before I die" entry.
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  66. I love the Kissy Cocktail Napkins! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21966271 ... why?... because the concept is super fab!

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  67. fav road trip song... hmmm... darn near anything by CCR or Fleetwood Mac. I'm not sure I could narrow down a song. Would have to stick some Zeppelin in there, too.

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  68. commented on the Avril Loreti blog here... http://avrilloreti.blogspot.com/2009/10/before-i-die.html

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  69. tweeted http://twitter.com/SimplisticLivin/status/5689273411

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  70. blogged http://www.convenientlysimplistic.com/2009/11/etsy-giveaway-avril-loreti-shop-set-of.html

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  71. I love the Houndstooth Hankie. It is colorful and simple
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  72. Favorite roadtrip song is Midnight Riders by the Allman Brothers
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  73. follower
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  74. I like the Subscription Pillow - The Vogue Yoga Florence Pillow

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  75. I love the scrabble board coasters because I love scrabble.
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. My favorite roadtrip sign is Free Falling from Tom Petty
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I love the Scrabble Board Coasters. . .cuz that's one of my favorite board games :)

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  78. For road trips I enjoy up-beat music. . .and I have a thing for songs from bollywood movies! like 'Aashiqui Meri' from '36 China Town'. . .
    check it here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IvKKqQ7pBU

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  79. The nerd in my can't resist the Scrabble Board Coasters! Sooooo cute, and so colorful!

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Becca

    pennyroyaltea168@gmail.com
    www.FunktapusDesigns.etsy.com

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  80. I love love the fortune cookie napkins as well as the Toronto buildings.

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  81. One of my favorite roadtrip songs is "Sweet Home Alabama"

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  82. I am a follower of your blog and twitter :) Thanks for the extra chance to win.

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  83. I absolutely adore the Squeeze Me pillow because I am a beast at Scrabble.

    juliettee.r@gmail.com

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  84. My favorite road trip song would have to be Rainy Days by Ryan Adams. It's such a hard song to find - not even sold on iTunes - but when I'm imagining driving under a cloudy sky in a warm car, I can't help actually want to take an eight-hour road trip.

    juliettee.r@gmail.com

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  85. Smooches Handkerchief

    Such an unique idea :-)

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  86. I have been in love with this shop for awhile- I think my faves are the Squeeze Me pillow and the Kissy napkins! I follow your blog also.

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  87. well seeing as though I blogged about the hankies...i guess thats my favorite item! http://thelittlegoat.com/?p=540

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  88. personally I love driving to kelly clarkson..i admit it. i like to belt it out!

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  89. I love Avril's shop! It's been a long time favorite! I love the novelty napkins, especially the wine glass stain, fun idea and guaranteed to make people laugh! Keep up the great work!

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  90. Fave road trippin' song is "Paradise by the Dashboard Light". reminds me of roadtrips with my best friend when we'd drive to visit our respective boyfriends.

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  91. i definitely already subscribe to your blog as well!

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  92. I also posted a comment on "Super Cool! Blow My Mind Juice Boxes!"

    laurenjsummers@gmail.com

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  93. ah! i love the subscription pillow (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21934370) mostly because there are a few of my fave mags (every day food!) are on there! too cut

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  94. Just tweeted your comp! @paperandribbons

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  95. As far as my favourite items from Avril's shop...It's a toss up between the Wine ring cocktail napkins and the Moustache handkerchief set of 4! I really really love those moustache ones though....

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  96. My favourite road trippin' song is always "Footloose" cos of that amazing scene from Romy and Michelle's high school reunion.

    Woooooo!

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  97. I already follow your blog, but you're welcome to follow mine!

    http://unofficialfiction.blogspot.com

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  98. Just commented on Avril's blog:

    "I just love the moustache hankies! They're amazing!"

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  99. i love the smooches handkerchief, because i hate doing laundry :)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23071071

    3squares@live.com

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  100. tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/3squares

    3squares@live.com

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  101. i follow. thanks!

    3squares@live.com

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  102. I love the Scrabble coasters! It reminds me of holidays when I was little, watching my gram and my mom and aunts playing Scrabble in my gram's kitchen...

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  103. My favorite road trip song is "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac. But if I could pick a whole favorite road trip ALBUM, it would be Tom Petty's "Wildflowers".

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  104. Oh yeah - I subscribed to your blog too :)

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  105. Very Interesting!
    Thank You!

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  106. Urteter nuytre: http://youkach.ws43.com

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!