Monday, January 16, 2012

$50 Uncommon Goods Giveaway / Review Cheesemaking Kit and Mushroom Growing Kit


Have you every wondered where to find the most unique and creative gifts of high quality at affordable prices??

Well, I can help you out...

Or should I say Uncommon Goods can help you.

Uncommon Goods was founded in 1999 and features an amazing selection of of Everything!  Uncommon Goods website is so easy to surf and find exactly what your were looking and even things you didn't know you wanted or needed.  Even great gift ideas for mom (hint! hint!)

I was amazed when I found Uncommon Goods....to see that each time you order with UncommonGoods, you can select a non-profit organization from the ones listed to receive a $1 donation from Uncommon Goods. At the end of the checkout process - after your order is confirmed - a browser window will prompt you to choose an organization to receive the contribution on your behalf.

Amazing! 
Uncommon Goods blessed me with the opportunity to select a few items from their wide selection to feature here on Fishful Thinking and along with the feature they are going to give 1 LUCKY person $50 to spend at Uncommon Goods!!
Being a Cooking fanatic and mother of three 3 boys I decided to find some things that would involve food and of course something special and fun for my boys. 

So what did I pick?  What did I pick?

Well of course once I saw the cheese making kit .... I knew we had to try that out!

And the Mushroom Kit and a cute Cupcake candle.



The Cheese Making kit is so much fun.  I will admit the first batch we tried to make was a flop, but as you will see the second try was a HUGE Success.  I had NO idea How to make cheese until we received this very unique and fun kit - that by the way can make up to 30 Batches!!!

The kit comes with everything you need, except for the milk.
Look we made curds!!
The instruction book was very easy to follow and full of useful suggestions to help the cheese making process go smoother.
Stretching the Cheese into shape!

We decided to make Mozzarella Cheese, but you can also make Ricotta.

The Mozzarella was perfect!!  We enjoyed some plain and some with our supper tonight - lasagna rolls...it melted perfectly.  The boys and I can't wait to make another batch.
Isn't it beautiful!!  We actually made that!!

The Mushroom Kit is just as much fun, but not nearly as labor intensive. 

The kit is very simple to use.  Plus you can get from two to four harvests off this kit of Oyster Mushrooms.
We are still growing on our crop of Oyster Mushroom.
All it takes is misting the front of the prepared box with water (mist bottle is included) twice a day.

The Birthday Cake Candle is waiting to be used at our next Birthday Party.  It says the candle is scented vanilla, so it should be a lot of fun.

Okay Who Wants to win $50 Gift Certificate to use at Uncommon Goods???


Enter below for your chance to win.



Disclaimer: Uncommon Goods provided me with a free
samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.






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252 comments:

  1. I would like to try the spongester!

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  2. I would love to try the salsabol
    kitkat 234 at gmail dot com

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  3. I received an email about the giveaway.

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  4. A friend told me about the giveaway
    kitkat 234 at gmail dot com

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  5. Notebook Flask! Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  6. found out about giveaway from your newsletter. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  7. I'd buy a beer making kit. chocolate porter

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  8. There is so much I want! The cheesemaking kit for example, and the herb growing one, ohhh and the grow your own marinara kit!

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  9. tocky alarm clock!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I like the SOUP AND SANDWICH CERAMIC TRAY DUO.

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  11. the MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE SERVER and the MOLINILLO

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  12. I found out about this giveaway in your email newsletter.

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  13. i found your giveaway through the newsletter, which i subscribe to under the e-mail in my profile.

    I would buy the STONEWARE TV DINNER TRAYS - SET OF TWO
    $20.00

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  14. found out about giveaway through newsletter

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  15. blooming garden apron.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  16. I want the bacon and egg earrings so bad I just can't stand it.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  17. Mom told me about this giveaway. She follows too.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  18. I would love to try the wall coaster

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  19. I would buy the soup/sandwich combo plates. And maybe the glass milk carton creamer.

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    1. My email is Sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com and on FB my name is Sandy Saves.

      Just so you know who I am in the rafflecopter.

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  20. i love the face mug and bicycle glasses!

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  21. found this giveaway via your newsletter

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  22. My sister told me about this giveaway.

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

    FB name = Sandy Saves

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  23. I'd love the CUPCAKE CORER & DECORATING SET

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  24. Rosette Herbal Resting Slippers

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  25. I would get a new belt.

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  26. The Oh No Not You Again mat is too fumy and I also like the Cheers Glass Salt and Pepper Shakers!

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  27. I like the stackable lunch pots
    ufg8trj@yahoo.com

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  28. I found this giveaway from my google reader
    ufg8trj@yahoo.com

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  29. The recycled sweater skirt is awesome. I would happily add in an extra $5 for that awesomeness!!

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  30. http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/handmade-copper-wall-flowers

    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

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  31. I like the rigid glass guitar picks.

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  32. I like the fortune cookie baby shoes

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  33. I really like the Chakra Flags Chime!
    magickalblessings26{at}yahoo.com

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  34. I like the BRIE BAKER AND SPREADER

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  35. I googled the uncommon goods in the google blogs and this came up.

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  36. I like the Guitar Pick Punch

    ddx155 at gmail.com

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  37. i like the custom i am pendant

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  38. i found out about this giveaway from blogger.com

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  39. I might get my son the CLOCKY ALARM CLOCK. The one on wheels that you have to chase to turn off! Thanks!

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  40. I would try thier wall art and quite possibly "Kim the talking clock."

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  41. entered corksicle

    I would love to get one or 2 birthmonth flower necklaces

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  42. I think I might get http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/bonsai-forest

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  43. I like the domed empty nest necklace,

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  44. Shower Squid!!!

    renfie.fields[at]gmail.com

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  45. I found this giveaway in my email

    renfie.fields[at]gmail.com

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  46. I am dying to try the mushroom kit- it fascinates me!

    baypayments@yahoo.com

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  47. I saw this posted on your blog's sidebar.

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  48. I actually saw 2classychicks tweet it for you

    baypayments@yahoo.com

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  49. The hand embroidered state pillows are cool!!

    lacrossechik14@yahoo.com

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  50. i love the beer making kit,and i found you by accedent while drinking beer

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  51. I would get the Handmade Copper Wall Flowers.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  52. I like the brainstrings toy for my son! Thanks so much!

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  53. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LIKE THE ROSETTE HERBAL WRAP

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  54. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I FOUND THIS ON ONLINE-SWEEPSTAKES

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  55. I would like to get the cheese making kit or the beer making kit - both look interesting!

    megancrose@gmail.com

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  56. I found out about this giveaway on Twitter, when searching Uncommon Goods.

    megancrose@gmail.com

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  57. I like the gummy bear lights, and the Mother and Child necklace. Thanks!

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  58. I found out about this giveaway from your RSS feed.

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  59. I'd love to try the zapi toothbrush sanitizer

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I found this giveaway through online-sweepstakes.com

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I love the Crystal Explosion and the grow bottle.

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  62. The hidden animals mugs.

    lterek1027@gmail.com

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  63. I would like the NESTING PREP BOWLS.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  64. GFC & Google+ id: abfnatom fantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  65. I found out about this giveaway on Online-Sweepstakes.com

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  66. I like the Construction Plate & Utensils!

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  67. I found this giveaway when submitting entries on Corkcicle Giveaway!

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  68. Make your own kaleidoscope kit!

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  69. I would like to try their JEWEL TONE SARI SCARF

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  70. I found this giveaway on Prizey!

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  71. The ninja umbrella is sooo great
    hales@usa.com

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  72. Found your blog on SweepstakesOnline.com
    hales@usa.com

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  73. the fortune cookie baby shoes are cute

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  74. The beer making kit looks fun.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  75. wow i could look forever. I love the UDON NOODLE BOWLS

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  76. voted on
    Magnetic Nesting Utensils - Set of 5

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  77. I like the Chalkboard Placemats - Set of 4

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  78. gummi bear lamps
    dez3b@yahoo.com

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  79. I would get the F BOMB PAPERWEIGHT

    I found this giveaway while visiting your blog and entering another giveaway

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  80. i found this on your blog which i subscribe to

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  81. I would get the CONSTRUCTION PLATE & UTENSILS! Carter is just learning to eat on his own and this would be so neat.
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  82. I was looking around your blog after coming here thru twitter.
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  83. I like the solar powered earth globe
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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  84. found out on online sweeps
    dez3b@yahoo.com

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  85. Garlic House & the cheese keeper!
    retirenavalflyer(at)gmail.com

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  87. I like the LITERARY ART IPHONE4 CASES.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. The bubble wine glasses are really neat!
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  89. Came to this giveaway from online-sweepstakes.com :)

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  90. i want to try the buddha bowl

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  91. i think i found out about this giveaway through a google alert for uncommon goods

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  92. I like the BIRTH MONTH FLOWER NECKLACES.

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  93. I learned about fishful thinking through OLS, but entered this due to the giveaway for dale and thomas.

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  94. I'd try the grow your own marinara kit.

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  95. My grandson like the Nail Brush, so would get that at least. Can't remember the price, so might be able to get something else as well.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  96. Found it through OLS

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  97. i would love to try the nest egg necklace

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  98. I would buy YOU KEEP ME ON COURSE NECKLACE.

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  99. I'd love to get a set of SOLAR POWERED STRING LIGHTS. mcgillrmcgill(at)charer(dot)net

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  101. I found this giveaway at online-sweepstakes.com. mcgillrmcgill(at)charer(dot)net

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  102. I "liked" the blog post on Facebook as Gaye M. mcgillrmcgill(at)charer(dot)net

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  103. I like the Periodic Table of Elements Shower Curtain!

    I found out about your website from a friend and have it bookmarked to check periodically.

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  104. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like the Birth Month Flower Pendants!

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  105. I really like the Sari Scarf in the cinnamon shade.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  106. I love the REACH FOR THE MOON CHARM NECKLACE.

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at yahoo dot com

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  107. Found this giveaway at Online-Sweepstakes.com

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at yahoo dot com

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  108. I would love to try that cheesemaking kit. I tlooks like so much fun, and delicious too! I can't beleive how many batches of cheese you can make with it.

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  109. love is art kit mverno@roadrunner.com

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  110. i found out about this contest at online sweepstakes mverno@roadrunner.com

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  111. I like the record album bowls. These would be great for my teen's upcoming Sweet 16 party.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  112. I found this through OLS.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  113. Uncommon Goods
    Fav : UNZIPPED GLASS ZIPPER BAG
    littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com

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  114. I ♥ this site...I could look forever. I found the postcard gardens! That is so unique. I would love to try that. (or a few) and sending them.

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  115. I saw your giveaway posted on www.onlinesweepstakes.com (OLS)

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  116. I like the gummy bear lights.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  117. I would get the Butterfly Puddler-I love it!
    Susan Chester

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  118. I think I might get the "OWL BOWLS - SET OF 3" or the Footed Bowl... Very unique stuff at the store!

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  119. I found out about this giveaway from an online search

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  120. I'd like the handmade copper wallflowers

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  121. I like the Birth Month Flower Necklace.

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  122. I found this at online-sweepstakes.com

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  123. I would probably choose the pick punch and the mozarella kit.

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  124. The back pack buddies are super cute!
    fiestyred-head @ live.com

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  125. CLOUD MARTINI GLASSES

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  126. I'd like this: UNZIPPED GLASS ZIPPER BAG

    kngmckellar at hotmail dot com

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  127. I found out about this at question moms.

    kngmckellar at hotmail dot com

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  128. AUTO TIMING GEAR WALL CLOCK
    GABFLAB@LIVE.COM

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  129. I would like to spend it on the tasting plate.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  130. http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/heart-vases
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

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  131. I would love to get one of the Beer Making kits for my husband!

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  132. I found this giveaway on twitter!

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  133. I'd love to try out the Corkcicle.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. I would buy the Sock Monkey Blanket and Sock Monkey Slipper socks for my grandson!

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  135. Forwarded by:
    Fishful Thinking - Dog Gone Jerky $60 Giveaway.

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  136. The Storymatic game looks interesting.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  137. Found on online-sweepstakes.com

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  138. ipad & kindle bookcase - theory of relativity

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  139. I would like to get the Frog Prince Paperweight!

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  140. I found this giveaway through Online-Sweepstakes.com

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  141. Make your own kaleidoscope kit!
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. I would love to get the bonsai forest-http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/bonsai-forest


    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  143. Found it on twitter! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  144. I would love the astrology cuff...such a cool idea!

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  145. I would love to get the TRAVEL STUB DIARY and the Rock and Roll RECORD BOWL.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  146. I found out about this giveaway through your newsletter.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  147. i would like to get a personalized jewelry piece


    velvetelvis40@yahoo.com

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  148. I would get Lotus Bud Oil Candles

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  149. I'd probably pick the Newborn Frame and a few decorative wall items for baby's room.

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  150. I love the Sock Monkey Blanket.

    Paula Michele Hafner

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  151. i might get the bike chain bottle opener.. or the glass faucet thing!

    danielle b

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  152. One thing I would probably get is the cutey booty bloomers and boxers or maybe a recycled glass barrette!

    -Ashley Morrissey
    ashleymorrissey90(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  153. I found out about this on a random online sweepstakes website that my sister directed me to!

    -Ashley Morrissey
    ashleymorrissey90(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  154. i would love the ELEVATE KITCHEN UTENSILS

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  155. I love the Sushi Platter! We love making homemade sushi around here!

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  156. Found this giveaway through Online-Sweepstakes.com

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  157. I'd get the cast iron tool bottle openers (julie hawkins)

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  158. found the giveaway on google (julie hawkins)

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  159. I love the stackable lunch pots.

    and i heard about this giveaway on onlinesweepstakes.com
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  160. POSTCARDENS
    thanks
    rochelle johnson
    traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

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  161. I love the 3D GARDEN PINWHEELS, thanks!

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  162. I would love the Cupcake Corer and Decorating Kit! Pretty Nifty!

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  163. the cheese making kits looks fun

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  164. I like the HEART AND ARROW LARIAT!

    kstrycker787@gmail.com

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  165. I love their Cloud Glasses and I am thinking about getting the Cheese Making Kit too! So fun!

    nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  166. MAN COASTERS - SET OF 4
    Kelsey Apley

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  167. Found giveaway on Sweepstake Universe

    kelsey apley

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  168. the penguin corkscrew is cute

    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  169. I would like the Bad Dog tumblers.

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  170. GARDENER'S SEAT
    gala
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  171. Found this through online-sweepstakes.com
    gala
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

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  172. I'd get the NESTING PREP BOWLS.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  173. I found out about this Giveaway through your newsletter.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  174. I would love to try the remote controlled t rex with my boys!!!
    Maryjeanrenshaw@misnomer.com

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  175. I like the little whale mother daighter necklaces!
    smallstarshines@yahoo.com

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