Friday, July 22, 2011

Giveaway Day: Gymboree Fairy Costume or Magic School Bus!

We've been talking so seriously lately about ebay and consignment sales...it's time to have some fun!  And nothing is more fun than a little girl in a fairy costume!


            How excited was I to find this Gymboree Fairy costume at a yard sale for $1?  Yes, $1!  Not only was I excited because it was a great deal, it was a costume we centered a fairy themed party around when my daughter turned 4 years old.  


She wore the purple costume  and each invited guest got to dress up in their own fairy costume to take home, made possible by collecting fairy costumes at yard sales, of course.

















It was fun to relive a little bit of the preschool years with the new found costume (even though it was a bit too small for her).  
Gymboree knows how to make a costume.  The details are so fun.  Pretty wings, petal necklines...


skirts just right for prancing


...a crown and a wand for magical surprises.


Please promise me that if you win this delicious costume giveaway (it's a size 5-6 by the way) you'll find a grassy knoll and promise a little girl a round of frolicking.


   Lacking a fairy in your family or circle of friends?  You should still have the chance to win your own bit of magic.  If you'd rather, you may choose these wonderful Magic School Bus books.  There are 6 in all and they are in great condition.  It's never too early to start building your educational library!



You have two chances to win your choice of magic.  
1.  Become a follower and leave a comment and tell me which gift you would choose if you won. (1 entry)  You can become a follower by joining on the right hand side of the page.  If you already are a follower, just let me know that in your comment.
2.  For a second chance at winning, "like" me on facebook.  You can also do that on the right hand side of the page.  Leave a second comment letting me know that you did so, or that you have already done that in the past.

Check back on Tuesday, August 2nd in the evening to see if you've won!


141 comments:

  1. I'd pick the fairy costume :-). Love your blog. Ruth

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  2. Thrifty Chick PickJuly 22, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    I would pick the fairy costume for my sweet little girl, Mary Lauren. I am a fan of the blog already!! Mindy

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  3. I LOVE your party idea! I think I'm going to have to steal it for a future birthday! Okay, so the dress-up outfit is absolutely adorable, and is definitely going to be what I want if I win! I'm already a follower. =)

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  4. I am a follower of your blog, which I love, and I would love to get the Magic School Bus books. My kids LOVE Magic School Bus, and so do I!

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  5. I also like you on facebook. I would pick the Magic School Bus Books.

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  6. And I like you on Facebook already, too.

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  7. Your blog and FB are so much fun! I follow both! I'd def. choose the fairy costume for my 5 year old - she tries to convince us that she's a fairy most days!

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  8. I liked you on facebook! Your advice is awesome! I'd choose the fairy costume!

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  9. I already follow your blog (and love it!) and would love the fairy costume for my little girl. I love the idea of finding fairy costumes at yard sales as giveaways for a party - I may just have to borrow your idea when my daughter turns 4 next year.

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  10. I am also already a fan of YSM on Facebook.

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  11. Oh I'd pick the books! My boys love the magic school house! I already follow! Headed to f/b to "like" :)
    For some reason google is being hard to get along with - I have to post as "anonymous" and just sign my name!
    Michelle G
    undeservingyetoverblessed.blogspot.com :)

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  12. yeah..magic school bus....sigh is it Saturday yet?? LOL
    Michelle G (again)

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  13. What fun! We did a "dress up" party a few years back, but my daughter is more into "pop stars" than fairies these days. So Magic School bus for me.

    Loving your site - you have inspired me to give ebay a shot again - it's been a while!

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  14. I'm a follower, my little sister would love that dress!!

    - Sydne Claire

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  15. I've "liked" you on fb too, so again I'm going for the dress!

    - Sydne Claire

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  16. I've "liked" you on fb...my daughter would love the costume!

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  17. I also became a follower of your blog. Again the costume!

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  18. I like you on both...fairy costume please!

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  19. I'm a follower and would LOVE the Magic School Bus books. Thanks! :)

    Crystal

    *I hope this comes through... having trouble posting via my Google account.

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  20. I also like you on Facebook already. Again, the Magic School Bus books if I win.

    Crystal

    *Looks like Anonymous is the only way I can post.

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  21. I just began to follow your blog and have really enjoyed reading all of your . I would love the magic school bus books for my classroom. I can never find good garage sales in my area :(

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  22. Have to go with the fairy costume

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  23. I liked you on Facebook and my 3 year old would love the Fairy costume. Thank you.

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  24. I am following you with Google. The Fairy costume would make my girl smile from ear to ear.

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  25. Man I love the b-day party idea!! How fun to have a dress up outfit for each girl!! I will have to remember that great idea!!

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  26. I am a follower of your awesome blog...since i have only son, i would love to have The Magic School bus to satisfy the young curious mind...

    Prathima

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  27. I am now "following" the blog. :-) I would choose the books.

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  28. And I am already a fan on FB. Magic School Bus! :-)

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  29. I follow your blog (love it) and would like the books!

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  30. My daughter is only 10 months old and it would be silly for my son to wear the fairy costume, my husband will kill me :-) Would love the books though! I am a follower

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  31. Liked you on FB. (would like the books)

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  32. also "liked" you on facebook :)

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  33. Following you via GFC..as a mom of 3 girls, as if we need another dress up outfit..I would chose it anyways.

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  34. This is a hard decision! I've been following you for a while now and love hearing about what you do. I love to rummage/garage sale, but have only done it for us, never for profit. Who knows? Maybe I'll give it a shot sometime :)

    I'll say books since I know we'd all use them. But that is an awfully cute outfit!

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  35. Follow your blog.

    While I'm sure our daughter would love the fairy costume, we're getting ready to move and space will be a little bit of an issue. So I think I'd choose the books for our homeschool library.

    Thanks!

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  36. I am a follower of your blog. I would love to win the costume!

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  37. Already following! The fairy costume is adorable. But what a great idea to collect costumes from yard sales for a party! We held a costume party for our daughter at her preschool when she was 4yo. I won't even tell you how much we paid for that LOL! If only I had known about yard sales back then :)

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

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  38. I am a follower of your blog and I have liked you on Facebook. I really wish I had a girl That costume is so cute! I would love to win the books though. Thanks for all the great advice on your blog.

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  39. I would pick the Magic School Bus books! Love your blog! I am a follower : )

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  40. I'm following :) I'd choose the books! Thanks for all the wonderful info!!

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  41. Too cute. I would pick the fairy costume.

    Amber

    http://thebusylittlebee425.blogspot.com/

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  42. I'm a follower. I would love to win the books for my boys! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Amy
    mypatzer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I'm following. I would choose the fairy costume!

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  44. I'm a blog follower and would pick the fairy costume for my Goddaughter.

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  45. I have already liked your page on facebook. I look forward to each entry!

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  46. I love the fairy costume! I'm already following you!

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  47. And I'm also a fan on Facebook.

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  48. I follow your site (and I'm totally obsessed!). I would pick the fairy costume... how sweet!

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  49. I am a follower of your blog. I think I would pick the fairy costume! And how smart of you to do a giveaway with fun, fabulous garage sale finds!

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  50. i would love those magic school bus books!

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  51. i am also a friend of yours on facebook :)

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  52. This one is so hard to choose - I think I would choose the Magic School bus books. My daughter LOVES Magic School bus.

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  53. I am now a follower of your blog. I would choose the books since I have a little boy.

    Ann Cooper

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  54. I also already like you on facebook! I love reading your blog and check it each day for updates. Thanks!

    Ann Cooper

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  55. I am a follower of your blog for a few weeks now and I LOVE it! I would love to see my daughter in that fairy costume!

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  56. I love the fairy costume--I also follow you on Facebook!

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  57. I am now a follower, loving your blog! Books please! Thanks for the giveaway! ~C
    cmh esh at yahoo dot com

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  58. Like you on facebook! ~C
    cmh esh at yahoo dot com

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  59. I follow your blog under jdjmcc! My boys would prefer the Magic School Bus books ;) Jessica

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  60. I like you on Facebook! Jessica

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  61. I signed up to follow you via emails! realmama23 at gmail dot com

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  62. I liked you on FB...and forgot to say I'd pick the books cause my older 2 are too big for the costume and my little one is too little! realmama23 at gmail dot com

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  63. i follow you on fb I would like the costumes cornbaby82@yahoo.com thanks

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  64. Love your site Jen. I follow you on Facebook. I would love either prize.

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  65. I follow on google friend connect.

    I would choose the books because my son absolutely loves Magic School bus books and will stay up reading them all night. :)

    thesuburbanjungle @ gmail.com

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  66. I liked you on facebook (Angela Maa s)

    thesuburbanjungle @ gmail.com

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  67. I've been following for almost a month and liked on facebook -- love the motivation and informative posts! I have two little girls that would love the fairy costume -- dressing up is a favorite activity in our house!
    sherriann01 @ yahoo . com

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  68. I follow your blog (or will be following as soon as the system corrects whatever error it is currently dealing with). I would love the fairy costume for my 4 year old.

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  69. Already a follower under AEK and I don't know which I would pick. My girls would love both!
    Love your blog!
    Thanks!
    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  70. I am a follower. If I happened to win I would like the Magic School Bus books. Thanks!

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  71. also follow you on facebook.

    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  72. I would pick the costume. It is so cute!

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  73. Rhiana HalversonJuly 23, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    I would pick the costume for sure- my princess is just getting into dressing-up :)

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  74. I'm a fairly new email subscriber and love the inspiration and information you provide! :)

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  75. I "like" you on FB too! :)

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  76. i "like" yard sale mommy on fb and i love mth books.
    -smb

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  77. oops...msb books...
    -smb

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  78. I love the ebay posts I am trying to learn more before i start. i suscribe and like on FB. I would choose the fairy costume

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  79. I'm a follower who's torn between the 2 prizes, uhm . . . let's see . . . I guess I'd pick The Magic School Bus books because I have a pinkalicious fairy costume already, and I should have something for the boys to share.

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  80. I'm also a follower on facebook. (the books)

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  81. Hi! I love your site and premise behind it! I just officially joined as a follower, but have been unofficially following for quite a while. I would like the books because I have two boys. Again, I love your site and think you are doing a fantastic job!

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  82. I follow on GFC

    I would choose the Magic School Bus books.

    jenniekcoupons at gmail dot com

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  83. I would choose the fairy costume for my 4 year old who loves dress up(:

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  84. As a grandmother I would love the fairy costume for my darling granddaughter. She loves to dress up and this would be perfect. I am already a follower. Thank you for the great blog!

    Kathy
    gksedgeman@msn.com

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  85. I also already Like you on FB. Thanks for all the wonderful information. We do not have any consignment sales for toys up her in Northern Minnnesota but maybe someday.....

    I would love the fairy costume.

    gksedgeman@msn.com

    Kathy

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  86. I followed you on facebook. and I would pick the magic school bus books.

    Tracy
    tracy.davishensley@gmail.com

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  87. I am a follower of your blog. Love the blog is great!!!! Has helped me so much.

    Tracy
    Tracy.davishensley@gmail.com

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  88. I follow you. My little girl would love the fairy costume.

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  89. Wow, you're getting quite a lot of follower! I am happily already one of them.

    I'd love the books.

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  90. Oh, and I like you on facebook too, Those Magic School Bus books look really fun.

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  91. I always love reading your blog. I check it everyday. If I won, I would chose the Magic School Bus books as my girls love them!

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  92. I also have "liked" you on facebook :)

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  93. Recently found your blog and love it! I would choose the costume, as I have two little fairies at my house. I have also liked on FB!

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  94. I had already "liked" you on Facebook and have now signed up to follow you. I love your blog and read it every day! I would choose the adorable fairy costume if I won.

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  95. Pick me! I'm already a follower and would love to win the Magic Schoolbus books! :)

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  96. I would love to win the fairy outfit for my little princess. I recently found your blog and subcribed. Love it!

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  97. I am a friend on Facebook! Pick me, pick me! I'd love the Magic Schoolbus prize. Thanks :)

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  98. So glad to have found your sight! Love it and am following!
    sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  99. Following on fb! and I would pick the fairy costume! sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  100. I am a follower & absolutely love your blog! I am so glad I found it & have already learned so much. I would have to pick the Fairy Costume for my youngest 2 little girls out of 5 children! It is so beautiful! They would love it dearly!

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  101. The magic school bus books would be a great addition to our homeschooling library. ;-)

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  102. I'm already a follower of yours on facebook. :-)

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  103. My little girl will soon outgrow the fairy costumes, so we would go with the books. I love your posts!

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  104. Following you via Google.... we'll take the books, please!

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  105. I follow you on Google and Facebook because you know I love Yard Sale Mommy! My son would love the Magic Schoolhouse books. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

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  106. I would choose the fairy costum. I follow by email.
    cookiebonster at mac.com

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  107. I "like" you. Teach me your ways! I am in KCMO..
    cookiebonster at mac.com

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  108. I follow you and would love the books!!!

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  109. I'm a new follower! I'd pick the fairy costumer for my 5 year old little fairy... and my 1 year old fairy in training! :)

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  110. I follow you and I would pick the fairy costume for my little girl, she loves to play dress up! I also love coming to your blog to see all the goodies you find, I would love to find stuff at yard sales in our area but rarely come across great stuff. Though I my fingers crossed for the big base wide yard sale this Saturday! lol

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  111. I'm also a facebook fan!

    tkrichadson04 at hot mail dot com

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  112. I would pick the fairy costume! It is absolutely adorable! I'm also a fan on facebook! :)

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  113. I'd love to win the fairy princess costume. What a great find! Inspires me to go to a yard sale now!
    GFC follower - Dawn Takagi
    dawntaka at gmail dot com

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  114. I'm a fan of yours on Facebook.
    Dawn Takagi
    dawntaka at gmail dot com

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  115. I'm following your blog on email. I'd love the fairy costume for my almost 4yo. Elizabeth
    ellenbeth1981 at yahoo dot com

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  116. I liked you on FB. Elizabeth
    ellenbeth1981 at yahoo.com

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  117. I would pick the books! Love The Magic School Bus books. :) I am a recently new follower. I love garage sales, and I love seeing all the things you buy and turn into profit. :)

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  118. I am now a fan on facebook as well. :)

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  119. Would love the books! Love your blog!!

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  120. I am a follower of your awesome blog! Would love the books!

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  121. I am also a fan on facebook. :)

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  122. I'm a follower of your blog. My son would LOVE those books! :)

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  123. Im a follower, and would pick the books! :)

    joelster87 at hotmail dot com

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  124. I also like you on facebook! :)

    joelster87 at hotmail dot com

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  125. i just became a follower last week and love your blog. thanks for getting me out of bed saturday morning and buying a tub of thomas trains, geo trax and 2 huge nerf guns with ammo for 5 bucks. i am inspired by your blog to try ebay again, and I would choose the books. thanks.

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  126. I've been a follower for a few weeks now and have read all the archives! :0) Love your blog!
    I'd choose the books if I won. Thank you for having giveaways.

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