2.17.2010

Seventh Generation Review & Giveaway - closed

It's been a hectic few days, so hectic that I've hardly had time to sit down and write! Luckily I've got a little time right now while Elijah sleeps (hopefully)!


We only use non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products in our house. Indoor air pollution is a growing problem and most commercial cleaning products out there have harmful chemicals that you and your family are probably inhaling. This PDF file is a comprehensive list (4 full pages!) of common chemicals found in cleaning products and how thy are harmful. I recently saw commercials that were saying to clean baby toys in bleach! Seriously? Bleach is extremely toxic and full of chemicals. A great non-toxic alternative to bleach is vinegar. 

Here are some scary facts to think about. 92% of all exposure to poisons occur in the home and involve everyday household items such as cleaning products, cosmetics, bath & body items, and medications. Exposure to the toxic chemicals in cleaning products has been linked to cancer, birth defects, heart disease, infertility, allergies, fatigue, and migraines. There are three ways for toxic chemicals to enter your body: breathing, swallowing, and skin absorption. Think about all the surfaces in your home that you clean. You touch those surfaces daily, probably thousands of times a day even!

So you can see why I don't use any cleaning products that have those nasty chemicals. I already have to deal with one cancer, I really don't want to deal with another kind, or any other disease for that matter.


Seventh Generation recently sent me their Healthy Home Starter Set to try out, an assortment of wonderful products! Each product is scented with essential oils, so you get a nice scent that is all natural. That makes cleaning fun!

When my package got here I was so excited. In fact, I scrubbed the entire bathroom and the kitchen floor at 2am. I can't remember the last time (if there was ever a time like that) I was that excited to clean!

The Healthy Home Kit consists of the following products:



Kitchen Cleaner - "Our Wild Orange & Cedar Spice cleaner tackles even greasy cooking surfaces and smelly garbage cans with ease."  The Wild Orange & Cedar Spice is by far my favorite scent of all of these products (though they all do smell great)! I love it so much that I scrubbed the entire kitchen floor, stove, and even the diaper pail with this product! It cleans really well and cuts through grease just like it says it does!


All-Purpose Cleaner - "Cleans and degreases hard surfaces, indoors and out. Non toxic, it creates no harsh fumes. Safe for your family and the planet, great for wet mopping; not recommended on wood floors." This is also great! I did try this out on the kitchen floor as well as the kitchen cleaner.


Glass & Surface Cleaner - "Effectively cleans glass, mirrors, chrome and other hard surfaces – without streaks, toxins, fumes or harsh chemicals."  Mirrors and glass are one of those things that I rarely clean, but now I can't clean them enough! The grapefruit scent is really lovely.


Shower Cleaner - "Green Mandarin & Leaf daily-use shower spray prevents soap-scum buildup, mold and mildew without harsh fumes or toxic agents." 


Toilet Bowl Cleaner - "Compare our Emerald Cypress & Fir Toilet Bowl Cleaner to your cleaner. You'll love the change! Cleans and deodorizes without harsh fumes, harmful chemicals, aerosols or dyes." 


Tub & Tile Cleaner - "You'll love our Emerald Cypress & Fir Tub & Tile Cleaner. No harsh fumes. Refreshing spa scent makes bathroom cleaning a pleasure!"  They are right when they say that bathroom cleaning will be a pleasure. The bathroom is probably my least favorite room of the house to clean. These 3 bathroom products are awesome, I think I've cleaned the tub about 6 times in the past 2 weeks, that's a record!


Brown Paper Towels - "These unbleached, 100%-recycled towels clean up spills fast! No dyes or fragrances; 120 two-ply sheets per roll.I'm trying to move away from disposable paper towels, but since we still use them occasionally then I feel better about it by using recycled paper towels without any dyes.

Seventh Generation discloses all of their ingredients, so you can be sure you know exactly what you are using. Instead of bleach they use hydrogen peroxide which is a great alternative. 



Buy It: Visit the Seventh Generation website to purchase products or find out where you can get them locally!
Win It: Seventh Generation is generously offering one of our readers the same Healthy Home kit that I got to try (pictured above, valued at $38.99).

Rules: You must complete the mandatory entry for your additional entries to be valid. Please leave one separate comment for each entry (ie: if you get 2 entries then leave 2 separate comments, it's easier on me when counting). Please make sure you leave your email address so I have a way to contact you if you win!
Mandatory Entry 
Sign up for Seventh Generation Nation and post the link to your profile (it's a short form and you'll have access to special offers and coupons!)

Additional Entries
Visit the Seventh Generation website and tell me something you learned
Visit the Seventh Generation website and tell me a product you are interested in trying
Follow @SeventhGen on Twitter (1 entry)
Follow @lepetitowlet on Twitter (1 entry)  
Become a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook (1 entry)
Become a fan of Le Petit Owlet on Facebook (1 entry)
Follow Le Petit Owlet via Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway. " Win some @SeventhGen cleaning products from @lepetitowlet http://ow.ly/18tLY " (1 tweet per day, remember to leave the permalink)
Subscribe to Le Petit Owlet via Feedburner (3 entries, right sidebar) 
Blog about this giveaway! (3 entries)

Contest is open to U.S Resident. Contest will end at 11:59pm CST on March 3rd . Winner will be chosen via Random.org

Good Luck! 


Disclaimer: I did not receive payment in any form for this review.
I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service.The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

Jessica

212 comments:

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Ida Mae said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/130603

ida_mai at hotmail.com

Ida Mae said...

the shower cleaner would help me the most I think.

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Ida Mae said...

following you on twitter :)

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Ida Mae said...

following seventh generation on twitter.

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Ida Mae said...

oh yeah, I follow you on google friend connect

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Heather said...

Hi, here's a link to my profile. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/104895

Heather said...

I went to the Seventh Gen website and learned about the dangers of flame retardants.

Heather said...

I'm interested in trying the Free and Clear auto Dish Pacs.

Heather said...

I'm following Seventh Generation on twitter.

Heather said...

I'm following Le Petit Owlet on twitter.

Heather said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9268401821

Heather said...

Tweeted today! http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9322264961

Erica said...

I made a profile!

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/149333

Erica said...

I've tried most of their products, but I wouldn't mind trying their automatic dishwashing detergent when we have a dishwasher!

Erica said...

I follow 7th Gen on Twitter (@EricaJulien)

Erica said...

I follow you on Twitter (@EricaJulien)

Erica said...

I became a fan on Facebook (Erica Julien)

Erica said...

I'm a fan of you on Facebook (Erica Julien)

Erica said...

I follow you via google friend connect.

Erica said...

I subscribe (#1)

Erica said...

I subscribe (#2)

Erica said...

I subscribe (#3)

Mamma Pie said...

I subscribe!
Mammapie

Mamma Pie said...

I would love to try the dishwasher detergent. DH is addicted to the chemically kind and I can't convince him to try anything else.

Heather said...

Tweeted again today. http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9415023862

ashley said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/node/149867
my profile!

ashley said...

huh. i had no idea that alcohol puts VOCs into the environment. i guess i'm glad i don't use it that often.
ashley.mccorkhill@gmail.com

ashley said...

i think i'd like to try their all purpose cleaner
ashley.mccorkhill@gmail.com

ashley said...

i became a fan on facebook
ashley meganck

ashley said...

i'm also a le petit owlet facebook fan :-)

ashley said...

i subscribe via Feedburner #1

ashley said...

i subscribe via feedburner #2
ashley.mccorkhill@gmail.com

ashley said...

i subscribe via feedburner #3
ashley.mccorkhill@gmail.com

michgal18 said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member
I'm a member

michgal18 said...

I learned I can cut back on my junk mail with a few simple contacts to keep companies from sending it to me!

michgal18 said...

I would like to try the tub & tile cleaner

michgal18 said...

I am a fan of Seventh Generation on FB

michgal18 said...

I am a fan of le petit owlet on FB

michgal18 said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect

michgal18 said...

I subscribe via Feedburner

michgal18 said...

I subscribe via Feedburner #2

michgal18 said...

I subscribe via Feedburner #3

WendyOtt said...

I joined the Seventh Generation Nation...
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/149978
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I learned that Seventh Generation is proud to be recognized at the Champion level of the EPA’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative!
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I'm interested in trying the Chlorine Free Baby Diapers!
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I'm following @SeventhGen on Twitter via @WendyLoreen
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I follow @lepetitowlet on Twitter via @WendyLoreen
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect...
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I tweeted about this contest...
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9442595380
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I subscribe to Le Petit Owlet via feedburner...
ott.wendy@gmail.com

Heather said...

Tweeted again! http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9459620949

WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (2/22) :)
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9511331573
ott.wendy@gmail.com

Heather said...

Tweeted today! http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9514791408

Pearl said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/150526pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

i learned they dedicate 10% of their profits
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

i'm interested in trying their baby wipes
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

following 7g on twitter
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

i follow you on twitter
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

7g fan on fb
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

your fan on fb
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

following via gfc
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

subbing via feedburner 1/3
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

subbing via feedburner 2/3
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

subbing via feedburner 3/3
pearlho81 at gmail

WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (2/23) :)
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9561789571
ott.wendy@gmail.com

Heather said...

Tweeted again! http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9608790064

WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (2/25) :)
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9663119627
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (2/26) :)
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9713657839
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (2/27) :)
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9759981658
ott.wendy@gmail.com

Heather said...

Tweeted again! http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9762957528

Annie Valentine said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/151688

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

The concentrate cleaner is Non-toxic and biodegradable and not tested on animals!

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

I'd love to try the disinfecting wipes

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

I follow you on Twitter

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

I am a LePetit FB fan

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

I follow on Google Friend connect

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

Became a Seventh Gen FB fan

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

Following Seventh Gen on Twitter

Annie Valentine said...

I Subscribe! Entry 1

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

I subscribe! Entry 2

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

Annie Valentine said...

I subscribe! Entry 3

valentinescarlet at yahoo dot com

cdziuba said...

Here's the link to my profile:

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/94994



cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/9798053392

cdziuba said...

I want to try the Chlorine Free Baby Wipes

cdziuba said...

I learned this from their site: Do the Seventh Generation diapers compost or are they biodegradable?


Answer
Just like most disposable diaper designs in the marketplace, Seventh Generation diapers are not biodegradable, nor can they be composted. Many of the materials used are synthetic, and do not biodegrade.

Most diapers end up in a landfill where they will not biodegrade, even if they were designed to do so.

cdziuba said...

Follow @SeventhGen on Twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

cdziuba Follow @lepetitowlet on Twitter

cdziuba said...

fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook Carol P Dziuba

cdziuba said...

fan of Le Petit Owlet on Facebook Carol P Dziuba

cdziuba said...

follow via Google friends

cdziuba said...

subscriber entry 1

cdziuba said...

subscriber entry2

cdziuba said...

subscriber entry 3

Miss S said...

my new profile
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/151719

chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

I learned that you shouldn't buy furniture that has been treated for stain resistance because it is made from unhealthy chemicals.


chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

I'd love to buy the chlorine free bleach.


chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

follow @SeventhGen on twitter (@chicagoaudra)


chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

follow @lepetitowlet on twitter (@chicagoaudra)


chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

Follow Le Petit Owlet on Google Friend connect


chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

Subscribe via feedburner

chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

Subscribe via feedburner

chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

Subscribe via feedburner

chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss S said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/chicagoaudra/status/9798971900

chicagoaudra(at)gmail(dot)com

WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (2/28) :)
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9799435393
ott.wendy@gmail.com

Heather said...

Tweeted today! http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9814169946

ashley said...

i follow you on twitter. (@ameganck)
ashley.mccorkhill@gmail.com

ashley said...

i tweeted the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/ameganck/statuses/9815385018
ashley.mccorkhill@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

I HOPE I DID THIS RIGHT

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/edit_account/283489/edit

ashley said...

today's tweet
http://twitter.com/ameganck/statuses/9858820268
ashley.mccorkhill@gmail.com

Mimi the kitten said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/152183

Mimi the kitten said...

I learned - and LOVE - that Seventh Generation is cruelty-free (doesn't test on animals).

Mimi the kitten said...

I would like to try the All-Purpose Cleaner.

Mimi the kitten said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect.

Mimi the kitten said...

I follow you on Facebook (Angela Townsend).

Mimi the kitten said...

I follow Seventh Generation on Facebook (Angela Townsend).

Super Frugalette said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/invite

I cannot find my member number on this site, but I clicked on invite, and you cannot invite people to join unless you have joined.

Heather said...

Tweeted again today! http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9861644684

Kimberly said...

Already a member. :)
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/119913
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow seventh generation on twitter @Aerated
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow with google friends connect.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

email subscriber #1
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

email subscriber #2
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

email subscriber #3.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/9879446344
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I'd like to try the Free & Clear Natural Dish Liquid.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (3/2) :)
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9884823272
ott.wendy@gmail.com

h. mcnaron said...

Having a hard time finding a way to post the link? the search function on their site isn't working. this is the closest i can get:
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/node/152441/edit

karen said...

I joined. Thanks.
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member

president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

Becca Ann said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member

Becca Ann said...

I would love to try the Baby Laundry Liquid Detergent

Becca Ann said...

I follow on blogger

Becca Ann said...

I subscribe by email

Kidazy said...

I set up my account as Kidazy but can't seem to find a way to link to me and I tried searching for me to no prevail, what the heck happened lol

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I learned that their laundry detergent is derived from plants! What a cool idea and so much friendlier to the family than using chemicals!

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I would love to try all the Seventh Generation products actually but most of all I'd like to try the laundry detergent to see if it eliminates allergy issues with laundry detergents in our house!

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I follow Seventh Gen on Twitter! (Kidazy)

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I follow you on twitter! (Kidazy)

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I'm a 7th Gen FB fan! (Amy B)

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I'm your FB fan! (Amy B)

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I follow you publicly on GFC (Kidazy)

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/Kidazy/status/9905210140

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I'm subscribed by email!

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I'm subscribed by email!

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

entry 2

Kidazy said...

I'm subscribed by email!

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entry 3

Kidazy said...

I blogged you http://www.kidazy.com/contests/seventh-generation-giveaway-and-more/

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I blogged you http://www.kidazy.com/contests/seventh-generation-giveaway-and-more/

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entry 2

Kidazy said...

I blogged you http://www.kidazy.com/contests/seventh-generation-giveaway-and-more/

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entry 3

Kimberly said...

daily tweet. thank you!
http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/9922832930
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Happi Shopr said...

I signed up as happishopr but cannot figure out how to link it. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Sarah C said...

I'm already a member!

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/128281

Sarah C said...

Follow @SeventhGen on Twitter soluckyducky

Sarah C said...

Follow @lepetitowlet on Twitter soluckyducky

Sarah C said...

fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook - sarah linette

Sarah C said...

fan of Le Petit Owlet on Facebook

Sarah C said...

Following Le Petit Owlet via Google Friend Connect

Sarah C said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/soluckyducky/status/9937146021

Sarah C said...

Feedburner subscriber 1

soluckyducky at gmaildot com

Sarah C said...

Feedburner subscriber 2

soluckyducky at gmaildot com

Sarah C said...

Feedburner subscriber 3

soluckyducky at gmaildot com

Tylerpants said...

My profile page: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/112404
tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I learned that you should dry your clothes and bedding in the sun to save energy and provide a dose of sanitizing ultraviolet light. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I would love to try the Chlorine Free Baby Wipes!
tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #1

Tylerpants said...

I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #2

Tylerpants said...

I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #3

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Betty C said...

I follow @SeventhGen on Twitter as willitara.

Betty C said...

It took me a while to figure out how to link to my profile but here it is now.
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/152804

Betty C said...

I follow @lepetitowlet on Twitter as willitara.

Betty C said...

I'm a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook.

Betty C said...

I'm a fan of Le Petit Owlet on Facebook.

Betty C said...

I follow with Google friend connect.

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...Seventh Generation Nation Member:

brianpiero: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/152878


senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero said...

Follow @SeventhGen on Twitter: @brianpiero

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero said...

Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

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brianpiero said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/9955816501

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

dvice said...

I signed up - http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/56521

trixx said...

I signed up for Seventh Generation Nation! http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/141531

trixx said...

I learned to open windows and doors occasionally (even in winter!) to rinse out any air pollutants that have accumulated inside.

trixx said...

I would like to try the Delicate Care Laundry Detergent!

trixx said...

1 I'm an email subscriber

trixx said...

2 I'm an email subscriber

trixx said...

3 I'm an email subscriber

trixx said...

I'm a follower!

WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (3/3) :)
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9960678428
ott.wendy@gmail.com

kathy pease said...

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/103511

kathy pease said...

following seventh on twitter klp1965

kathy pease said...

following you on twitter klp1965

kathy pease said...

seventh fan on facebook kathylpease

kathy pease said...

your fan on facebook kathylpease

kathy pease said...

Google Friend klp1965

Heather said...

Tweeted again today. :)
http://twitter.com/crazy_gingercat/status/9961352235

kathy pease said...

id love to try the Shower Cleaner — Green Mandarin & Leaf

kathy pease said...

i learned they dedicate 10% of our profits to non-profit community, environmental, health, and responsible business organizations working for positive change.

lilyk said...

My profile on the Seventh Generation is at http://www.seventhgeneration.com/member/85452.

lilyk@mail2world.com

lilyk said...

I became a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook.

lilyk@mail2world.com

lilyk said...

I became your Facebook fan.

lilyk@mail2world.com

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your feed. #1

lilyk@mail2world.com

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your feed. #2

lilyk@mail2world.com

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