Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sleep-n-Stash Pillows!

AND THE WINNER IS: JOAN!
CONGRATULATIONS!!


People who can sew beautiful items make me jealous :)
Sewn Inspirations has beautiful pillows, Sleep-n-Stash pillows (Camper Pillows with Secret Pocket), tooth fairy pillows and more! Cheryl uses beautiful fabrics that will match anyone's home! Just take a look -

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I live in beautiful northern Virginia, originally from Wisconsin. I am a lucky stay-at-home Mom to 2 fantastic elementary school-aged boys. I discovered a passion for pillows when I couldn’t find the perfect pillows for my family room, so I decided to try making them. I received so many compliments that I began a business creating one-of-a-kind decorative pillows.

*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I volunteer extensively in my community and at my children’s school. I love being outdoors and “playing in the dirt” in my vegetable garden and landscaping. In the summer you will find me near water either swimming or hiking to a stream or waterfall.

*How did you decide on your shop name?
The name is literal, when I step into my sewing studio I am “inspired” by what I could create with my fabric and my stress melts away. Sewn Inspirations.

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
My original design, the Sleep-n-Stash Pillow, has a complete internal “secret” pocket. This was originally made for a soldier’s return to Iraq to keep his letters and photos inside. Now it is popular for children to teens to stash their special items inside - trading cards, music players, retainers ( that is what a Mom found in her son’s pillow recently), etc. Going back to the original roots as to why this pillow was created, I now have a link on my website where a portion of the proceeds will go to the USO for every pillow purchased.

*What or who inspires you?
My Grandma inspired me to create something by hand. I was always in awe when she showed me her latest quilt that she hand stitched. I am lucky enough to own five of her quilts. Admiring her quilts keeps me moving forward.
The fabric I purchase also inspires me. I love working with many types of fabric from decorative to soft fleece and flannel. My process starts when I place all of my fabric on my cutting table and start matching up the complimenting fabrics and begin dreaming up its design. I like to have some traditional sizes and styles and end up with a few “wow” pillows per collection.

*What do you like about being a seller?
I want to make a difference in the way you view your home. I believe that by adding a few pillows to your sofa, bed & chairs, you can create a whole new look without the high cost of buying new furniture. I design, sew and deliver the pillows right to your doorstep, all without the hassle of searching numerous stores for the "perfect" accessory. All you need to do is decide which style and size best suits you and the quantity needed to make your room look distinctive.

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
www.SewnInspirations.com
www.SewnInspirations.etsy.com
www.SewnInspirations.blogspot.com
for decorating ideas

NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One lucky person will win 2 Sleep-n-Stash Pillows from Sewn Inspirations!

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Sleep-n-Stash Pillows are perfect for a camper where they can tuck letters from Mom and Dad inside the "secret" pocket and comforts of home. An Original by Sewn Inspirations. Great party favor or gift item.Children love the "secret" pocket to hide their notes, trading cards, music players or other special items.

These 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" pillows are flannel, include a poly-fil pillow form inside, hand stitched closed and is machine washable on a delicate cycle. (props not included)

THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!



Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!

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199 comments:

  1. I *love* the: Black French Country Toile Decorative Pillow 16 inches. It's so pretty! :D

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  2. i love the pink cammo

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  5. I like the beach look decorative pillow with blue

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/31236199/beach-look-decorative-pillow-with-blue

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  6. I voted in the poll when it was open

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  7. I also entered the foxy fusion pendant give away

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  8. I'm a subscriber via email

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  9. Since I am making a black and white quilt - I love Modern Black, White Decorative Pillow 16 inch!

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  10. And, I entered your foxy fusion pendant give away!!!

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  11. I like the "Small Red Panne Heart with pocket" best.

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  12. I have entered the circle pendant by foxy fusions for a second chance at winning.
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  13. My favorite item from the website---- at this link

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45387682/teen-decorative-throw-pillow-with-dots

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  14. I also entered your giveaway t-shirt from 2BHip

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  15. I subscribe via email.

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  16. I have your button on my blog

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  17. I tweeted about this giveaway on twitter.

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  18. I love .Exotic Brown Decorative Throw Pillow orange pop of color

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  20. I like the brown teal decorative pillow!

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  21. I entered the Foxy Fusions give away also!

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  22. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/14864221147

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  23. i loved this Bone Shaped Pillows http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewnInspirations?section_id=6437617
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  24. i voted on the poll
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  25. i subscribe by email
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  26. i tweeted
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  27. shooot just saw US ONLY delete me please oops

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  28. while I really like the Modern Brown and Teal Decorative pillow, I honestly like the Sleep and Stash pillows the most...this is a wonderful idea and something that would be perfect for my hubby to take with him when he leaves for training or goes on a deployment.

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  29. ♥ SewnInspirations on Etsy

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  30. just twittered about the contest

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  31. Love the Pink Girl Tooth Fairy Pillow.

    Thanks!
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  32. Hearted Sewn Inspirations under dunkel99 username

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  33. The sparkle pink girl pillow is really cute! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

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  34. I'm entered in the circle pendant giveaway! :)

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  35. Your button's on my sidebar!!

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  36. I like the Outdoor Pillow for porch or deck 12 x 22 inches / Handmade.
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  37. Thanks for featuring my shop! Aww, thanks for all the kind comments, you're making my day! :)
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    Hope she will see this:
    @Robin #31, the original reason for the Sleep-n-Stash was for a friend's deployment. I have larger sizes on my regular website and in more "manly" fabrics. www.SewnInspirations.com

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  38. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/14925135057

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  39. Modern brown teal is my fave decorative pillow. I love the secret/camper pillows really neat.
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  40. I like the Decorative Throw Pillow Gold/Green design.
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  41. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/14928839826

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  43. My favorite is the Modern Black, White Decorative Pillow 16 inch

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  44. I like the black toile decorative pillow

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  45. I like the Tooth Fairy Pillow http://www.etsy.com/listing/29730240/tooth-fairy-pillow-light-blue-sparkles dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  46. Email subscriber. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  51. The Toile decorative bolster neckroll pillow is pretty.


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  52. Im an email subscriber!



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  53. entered the Community Coffee Gift Pack giveaway

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  54. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/15025810665

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  56. Pink Girl Tooth Fairy Pillow. mzpaw@yahoo.com

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  59. I like the Outdooor Water resistant Decorative Pillow 18 x 13 inches.

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  60. I like the Beach Look Decorative Pillow with blue and green stripes. Thanks for the chance!

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  61. I like the Outdoor Pillow for porch or deck 12 x 22

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  64. I made a link on FB!

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  65. I am an e-mail subscriber!

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  66. I subscribed to the keychain giveaway!

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  67. I like the brown and teal decorative pillows!

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  68. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/15141566530

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  69. i like the modern brown/teal. They match my family room!!
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  70. the http://www.etsy.com/listing/45387682/teen-decorative-throw-pillow-with-dots is super cute too

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  71. I would pick the Boy Camper pillow for my son!
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  72. I'm an email subscriber
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  73. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/15187057842

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  75. I like the odern brown pillow!

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  76. Hmm.. the 16 inch Black French Country Toile Decorative Pillow is really pretty

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  77. I Hearted Sewn Inspirations

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  79. i entered the calm room body spray giveaway

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  80. i entered the heart stamped pendant giveaway

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  81. i entered the vintage pearl giveaway

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  82. i entered the yoyo lip gloss giveaway

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  83. i entered the fantasticrafts giveaway

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  84. i entered the joey junior giveaway

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  85. i entered the foxyfusion giveaway

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  87. i entered the apron giveaway

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  88. i entered the 2bhip tshirt giveaway

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  89. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/15228758094

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  90. i like the Girl Fleece Decorative Pillow Set Black, Purple, Hot Pink

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  91. i heart Sewn Inspirations
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  92. i entered the Goat Milk Stuff giveaway

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  96. i posted on my facebook
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  97. i entered the foxy fusion giveaway

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  98. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/15266709000

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  99. I love the Outdoor Pillow for porch or deck 12 x 22 inches / Handmade.

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  100. I like the reversible cottage pillow
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  101. I hearted the seller in etsy
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  102. Entered in the circle pendant giveaway
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  103. I subscribe via email
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  104. tweeted
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  105. button on my blog
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  111. I like the
    Black French Country Toile Decorative Pillow 16 inches.
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  120. I like the beach look decorative pillow with blue stripes!!!

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  121. I voted

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  122. I hearted Sewn Inspirations

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  123. I am an email subscriber

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  124. I have your button

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  129. i like the boys frog pillow
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  137. i would like the "
    Large Stash Pocket Camp Pillow Customize"
    in red & gold

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  138. I really like the Boy Camper Pillow Sleep-n-Stash Pillows

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  139. I love the Leopard Print Decorative Pillow // Animal print pillow
    Perfect for me!
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  140. Heart Sewn Inspirations
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  141. tweet
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  142. Subscribe via email
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  143. Grabbed button
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  144. entered the Beautiful Vinyl Graphic giveaway
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  145. entered the vintage pearl giveaway
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  146. Entered Goat Milk giveaway
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  147. Entered Tear Drop giveaway
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  148. Entered herbal hugs giveaway
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  149. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/15955001543

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  150. I love the Camper Pillow Sleep-n-Stash Pillow. Thanks!

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  151. My favorite is the Black Toile Decorative Pillow.

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  152. tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/16006599024

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  153. hearted Sewn Inspirations on Etsy (my Etsy name is ColorBomb)

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  154. I really like the french toile pillows!

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  155. DT
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  156. Elephant Decorative Throw Pillow - One of a kind
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  157. I like the Bone Shaped Pillow.

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  158. I like this pillow! http://www.etsy.com/listing/33293361/reversible-toile-decorative-accent
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  159. I heart on etsy (kirbycolby)
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  160. I'm an email subscriber.
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  161. I love the Hot Pink Teen Pillow/ Beads// Original design for my daughter
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  162. I subscribe via email!!!
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  163. I like the Black French Country Toile Decorative Pillow 16 inches.
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  164. http://www.etsy.com/listing/39602882/girl-bedroom-decor-pink-pillow-stripes

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  165. I Subscribed by email. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  166. I like the Modern Brown, Teal Decorative Pillow look// One-of-a-kind Decorative Pillow - Custom

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  167. I "heart"ed on etsy (xbeautifulcoma)
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  168. I like the Black French Country Toile Decorative Pillow 16 inches. Although, the elephant pillow would go with my Safari theme.

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  169. i love the Girl Bedroom Decor Pink Pillow, stripes and circles

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  170. i am an email subscriber
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  171. My daughter and I oth love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49396729/red-white-blue-striped-decorative-throw

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  172. My fave is the Reversable Cottage Floral Decorative Pillow.

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  173. email subscribe

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  174. I made a button for this giveaway linking back to this post, and posted it on my blog here

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  175. I like the http://www.etsy.com/listing/39846306/boy-camper-pillow-sleep-n-stash-pillows in the Rocket Print
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  176. I hearted her shop on Etsy
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  177. I entered the Littlest pet shop keychain giveaway

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  178. Black French Country Toile Decorative Pillow 16 inches

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  179. I really like the Elephant Safari Decorative Pillow thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  180. I have noticed that a woman I happen to know is entering in a lot of contest's that have to do with children or having children. Her name is Mya Murphy aka Mya Brooks aka Melissa Papoi aka myanjim@yahoo.com , jimandboys@gmail.com, or mzpaw@yahoo.com . Sadly she can't have children due to a surgery and I'm a little out raged that she's stealing from parents that could actually use your deals. Out of curiosity when I heard/ saw her bragging about this and found that she's doing this across the web. There are actual parents with actual children that could use a lucky break or even the support from others. Melissa Murphy you and your husband James should be ashamed of your selves. Get help don't steal!

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Thank you for entering! Good Luck!!