October 13, 2010

Guidecraft Review and Giveaway!


I love a toy that is both educational and fun. It makes giving that toy to my children much more special because I know they are going to be getting so much more than just a toy when they are playing with it. Guidecraft is a company that puts so much thought into every toy they create. "Since 1964, Guidecraft’s mission has been to create products that inspire and educate; products with a focus on safety, creativity and quality."
Guidecraft has some of the best educational toys I have ever come across, and not only do their products allow your child to be creative while having fun, these toys are top quality and made to last!
I was thrilled to be able to do a review for Guidecraft Toys. I chose to review their Drivetime Signs set of 6. My oldest recently learned how to ride a bike, and being that we live on a busy road, I wanted to be sure he knew all there is to know about traffic and being safe. And of course, I knew the Drivetime Signs would be so much fun to play with outside and even in our basement when it's too cold to ride bikes outside. He got such a kick out weaving in and out of the signs in our driveway, and he caught on so quickly what each sign meant-his favorite is the stop sign! Everywhere we go, he is sure to point out every sign he sees! I love that he is learning about road safety so young!
The great thing about Guidecraft products is the easy set up and construction. It's another great way to get your child involved in an activity that could be educational-reading instructions, following step by step procedures, etc. My son loved helping his dad and grandpa set up his new signs, as you can see! It was easy for him to connect the signs to the poles, no tools were required other than our hands! I would highly recommend these signs for any young child, it's great to get started early learning all things safety I think!








Guidecraft has so much to offer: Dollhouse furniture, art gear, bedroom furniture, dramatic play items, developmental toys-you name it, they have it! The selection is outstanding, and you know that if it's Guidecraft, it's top notch quality! With a company that's been around over 40 years, I have faith that they know what they are doing and providing us with the absolute best when it comes to the products we want for our children! Guidecraft "products are designed and tested to meet or exceed mandatory safety standards set forth by the CPSC and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008" How reassuring!

Buy it: Check out Guidecraft online, and be sure to check out their store locater to find a store near you that sells the best Guidecraft has to offer!

Win it!: One lucky reader will win their own Drivetime Signs set of 6! Perfect for a gift for your little one!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Guidecraft online and share with me another product you'd love to have for your family!

Extra Entries:
To qualify for extra entries, you must first complete the Mandatory entry. Please put each entry in a separate comment. (and for example, if you are already a FB fan, just leave a comment stating :i'm a fan on FB) for each entry/comment, you must leave your email address unless your contact info is in your blogger profile!!!

* For 2 entries, "Like" Guidecraft Toys on Facebook. I WILL confirm!
* For 2 entries, interact with their facebook page-write on their wall about a product you love, leave a comment on a picture, or let them know "I entered to win the Guidecraft giveaway at @Life With The Stevens"
* For 2 entries, Follow Guidecraft on Twitter
* Check out the Guidecraft Blog and leave a comment on one of their posts-link back to the post for 1 entry!
* For 4 entries, Blog about this giveaway on your blog, be sure to link back to Life With The Stevens! Leave  the link to your blog post in your comment
* For 3 entries, Add my button to your blog, located near the top left side and leave a link to your blog in your comment-leave 3 separate comments
* Become a FB fan of Life with the Stevens

* Follow Life with the Stevens on Twitter
* For 2 entries, tweet about this giveaway "I entered the @Guidecraft #giveaway at www.lifewiththestevens.com @hlstevens"
* For 2 entries,Follow my blog through google, located on the right hand side of my blog-leave 2 separate comments
*Vote for my blog by clicking the "We're on the Fence" button on the right side of the blog, above the counter. Each click of that button gets me a vote! Vote once per day for an extra entry daily!

Entrants from USA only are eligible. Contest Ends on October 27th at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced October 28th, 2010. Winners will be notified by email with “You Have Won the Guidecraft giveaway” in the subject line. Winners will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclosure/Disclaimer: I was given an item for this review, no other compensation was given. Guidecraft will be responsible for prize distribution. For more information on this blog and my posting practices, please refer to my disclosure policy


154 comments:

✿Heαther S✿ said...

I would love to have the kitchen helper!
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I like Guidecraft on FB! Heather Sidwell
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I like Guidecraft on FB! #2
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I wrote on their FB wall!
http://www.facebook.com/guidecraft/posts/1340364243920
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I wrote on their FB wall! #2
http://www.facebook.com/guidecraft/posts/1340364243920
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Sabina said...

I would love to have any of the manipulative toys (couldn't pick just one!). All are great and would really help with homeschooling!


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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I follow Guidecraft on twitter as hell_0kitty
mommys3lilbirds at gmail dot com

✿Heαther S✿ said...

I follow Guidecraft on twitter as hell_0kitty #2
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Sabina said...

I am a FB fan of your blog

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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I like you on Facebook! Heather Sidwell
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

Your button is on my blog!
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

Your button is on my blog! #2
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

Your button is on my blog! #3
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Sabina said...

I "like" Guidecraft toys on FB

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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I follow you on twitter as hell_0kitty
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/hell_0kitty/status/27272279601
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

tweet #2
http://twitter.com/#!/hell_0kitty/status/27272279601
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I'm a GFC follower!
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I'm a GFC follower! #2
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you at Picket Fence Blogs!
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susan said...

I'd love to have the kitchen helper too!

susan said...

I "Like" Guidecraft Toys on Facebook 1.

susan said...

I "Like" Guidecraft Toys on Facebook 2.

susan said...

I posted on their Facebook page 1.
http://www.facebook.com/guidecraft/posts/1340384404424

susan said...

I posted on their Facebook page 2.
http://www.facebook.com/guidecraft/posts/1340384404424

susan said...

I follow Guidecraft on Twitter 1.

susan said...

I follow Guidecraft on Twitter 2.

susan said...

I follow Life with the Stevens on Twitter.

susan said...

Tweeted 1 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/27274216989

susan said...

Tweeted 2 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/27274216989

susan said...

I follow through google 1.

susan said...

I follow through google 2.

Amanda T said...

I would love to have the Creation Station.

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Amanda T said...

I "Like" Guidecraft on Facebook as Amanda Tomlinson. Entry 1

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Amanda T said...

I "Like" Guidecraft on Facebook as Amanda Tomlinson. Entry 2

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Amanda T said...

I follow Guide Craft on Twitter @Smile7891 Entry 1

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Amanda T said...

I follow Guide Craft on Twitter @Smile7891 Entry 2

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Amanda T said...

I am a Facebook fan of Life with the Stevens as Amanda Tomlinson.

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Amanda T said...

I follow Life with the Stevens on Twitter @Smile7891

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Shanna said...

I love the Magneatos.
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Shanna said...

I am a fan of Guidecraft on FB.
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Shanna said...

I am a fan on FB.
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Amanda T said...

Tweet #1
http://twitter.com/Smile7891/status/27306680273

aaron_amanda(at)Live(dot)com

Amanda T said...

Tweet #2
http://twitter.com/Smile7891/status/27306680273

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Shanna said...

I made a post on their wall on FB.
shanna dot carlton at gmail dot com

Shanna said...

I made a post on their wall on FB.
shanna dot carlton at gmail dot com

Amanda T said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect. Entry 1

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Amanda T said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect. Entry 2
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Amanda T said...

I voted for you by clicking the Were on the Fence button.

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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today! 10/14
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Rachel said...

I have been dying to have the kitchen helper stool.

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Rachel said...

I like guidecraft on facebook - Rachel Manley

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Rachel said...

I like guidecraft on facebook - Rachel Manley

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Rachel said...

I commented on their facebook wall.

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Rachel said...

I commented on their facebook wall.

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Rachel said...

I follow guidecraft on twitter @FrugalFMF.

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Rachel said...

I follow guidecraft on twitter @FrugalFMF.

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Rachel said...

I like you on facebook - Rachel Manley

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Rachel said...

I follow you on twitter @FrugalFMF.

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Rachel said...

I tweeted - http://twitter.com/FrugalFMF/status/27394970037

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Rachel said...

I tweeted - http://twitter.com/FrugalFMF/status/27394970037

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Rachel said...

I follow via gfc.

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Rachel said...

I follow via gfc.

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Rachel said...

I voted for you

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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today 10/17
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today! 10/18
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today! 10/19
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today! 10/20
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floating said...

i like the VICTORIAN DOLL HOUSE
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today! 10/21
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today! 10/22!
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

extra entry for commenting on Trading Phrases FB!
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

extra entry for commenting on Trading Phrases FB! #2
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted today! 10/23
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Louis H said...

another great product is the Playoffs Table & Chairs Set

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Louis H said...

I like Guidecraft Toys on facebook (Louis Here)

Louis H said...

2
I like Guidecraft Toys on facebook (Louis Here)

Louis H said...

wall post
http://www.facebook.com/guidecraft/posts/1351984894429

Louis H said...

2
wall post
http://www.facebook.com/guidecraft/posts/1351984894429

Louis H said...

following @Guidecraft on twitter @left_the_stars

Louis H said...

following @Guidecraft on twitter @left_the_stars

Louis H said...

I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

Louis H said...

following you on twitter @left_the_stars

Louis H said...

here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/left_the_stars/status/28628612460

Louis H said...

2
here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/left_the_stars/status/28628612460

Louis H said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

Louis H said...

2
Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

Louis H said...

I voted for your Blog on Picket Fence Blogs

✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today 10/25
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Kristen said...

I'd like to have the Double-Sided Bookcase.

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Kristen said...

I follow on GFC

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Kristen said...

I follow on GFC (2)

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MommyWantsToRead said...

I would love to have the TRAIN TOY BOX


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MommyWantsToRead said...

#1 I sent guidecraft a friend request (melissa R)


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MommyWantsToRead said...

#2 I sent guidcraft a friend request on facebook (melissa R)


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MommyWantsToRead said...

I follow guidecraft on twitter @giveawaymommy


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MommyWantsToRead said...

I follow guidecraft on twitter @giveawaymommy


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MommyWantsToRead said...

I am a life with stevens facebook fan *melissa R*


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MommyWantsToRead said...

#1 I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/giveawaymommy/status/28820728264


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MommyWantsToRead said...

#2 I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/giveawaymommy/status/28820728264


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MommyWantsToRead said...

#1 I am a gfc follower Melissa R



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MommyWantsToRead said...

#2 I am a gfc follower Melissa R


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MommyWantsToRead said...

I am a twitter follower @giveawaymommy


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MommyWantsToRead said...

I voted for you on we're on the fence


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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today! 10.26
mommys3lilbirds at gmail dot com

Mom2anutball said...

I'd also like to have the 4 in 1 Dramatic Play Theater!

Thanks!
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Mom2anutball said...

Guidecraft Facebook Fan! (Sheila Hickmon)
#1
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Mom2anutball said...

Guidecraft Facebook Fan! (Sheila Hickmon)
#2
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Mom2anutball said...

Guidecraft Twitter follower {mom2anutball}
#1
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Mom2anutball said...

Guidecraft Twitter follower {mom2anutball}
#2
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Mom2anutball said...

Your Facebook Fan! (Sheila Hickmon)

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Mom2anutball said...

Your Twitter follower {mom2anutball}

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Mom2anutball said...

Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}
#1
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Mom2anutball said...

Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}
#2
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Mom2anutball said...

I voted for you on Picket Fences Blog!

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sjt42075 said...

i would love to have the All In One Play Kitchen
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shirley said...

I like the Block Cart.
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shirley said...

Like you on FB-shirley e
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shirley said...

Follow you on twitter @countrynest
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shirley said...

Follow GFC
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shirley said...

Follow GFC#2
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shirley said...

Voted for you
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Tj and Amy said...

love the kitchen helper. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

i like guidecraft on fb. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

i like guidecraft on fb. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com
#2

Tj and Amy said...

i follow guidecraft on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com
#1

Tj and Amy said...

i follow guidecraft on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com
#2

Tj and Amy said...

fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

i follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
http://twitter.com/#!/1amypugmire/status/28901841947

Tj and Amy said...

tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
http://twitter.com/#!/1amypugmire/status/28901841947
#2

Tj and Amy said...

i follow u via gfc. amypugmire@live.com
#1

Tj and Amy said...

i follow u via gfc. amypugmire@live.com
#2

Tj and Amy said...

voted for u on were on the fence. amypugmire@live.com

susanlanai said...

Voted today ~ You have just voted for Life With The Stevens!

susanlanai said...

I'm a FB fan of Life with the Stevens.

✿Heαther S✿ said...

I voted for you today! 10/27
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Dana said...

I would love to have the All In One Play Kitchen.

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Dana said...

I like Guidecraft Toys on Facebook. #1
Dana M.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728540304

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Dana said...

I like Guidecraft Toys on Facebook. #2
Dana M.
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Dana said...

I left a comment on Guidecraft's Facebook page. #1
Dana M.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728540304

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Dana said...

I left a comment on Guidecraft's Facebook page. #2
Dana M.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728540304

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Dana said...

I'm following Guidecraft on Twitter. #1
@LaDyBuq021708

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Dana said...

I'm following Guidecraft on Twitter. #2
@LaDyBuq021708

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Dana said...

I like Life with the Stevens on Facebook.
Dana M.
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Dana said...

I'm following Life with the Stevens on Twitter.
@LaDyBuq021708

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Dana said...

Tweet #1:
http://twitter.com/LaDyBuq021708/status/28954139497

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Dana said...

Tweet #2:
http://twitter.com/LaDyBuq021708/status/28954139497

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Dana said...

Voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs.

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Dana said...

I'm following via Google Friend Connect (Dana). #1

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Dana said...

I'm following via Google Friend Connect (Dana). #2

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Anonymous said...

What a great website! I love the dramatic play stuff, especially the table top puppet theater!
Lori
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Anonymous said...

I am a fan of guidecract on Facebook.
Lori
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Anonymous said...

I am a fan of let's on DB!
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