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2.21.2011

WHO WANTS TO WIN A GORGEOUS BROOD POUCH FOR BABY?!!!

We have a fantastic giveaway this week!!

We are pleased to introduce you to Jess Wrobel of JWrobel.com
An amazing and talented woman with a delightful creativity in fiber arts.  
We asked Jess to tell us a little bit about herself and her company. And then read on 
for the special giveaway Jess has in store for our Maternal Lens Readers!! 

TML Readers meet Jess - Jess meet our TML Readers!!

There has never been a time in my life when I wasn't knitting or sewing.  I learned those first
lessons from my grandmother when I was too young to recall a beginning.  It just became a
part of my descriptive adjectives: long hair, green eyes, fiber addict.   I love how color and
texture combine to not only create beauty, but function, as well. Knitting, in particular, 
seems magical to me.  The ability to create something from nothing is inspiring.  That I can
sit with a ball of string and turn it into a piece that provides beauty, warmth, and usefulness
all at once is awing to me.  Manipulating and combining my textiles with my experience in 
costuming, papercraft, and surface design is a never ending and enthralling pursuit.   
My aesthetic is an amalgam of my bohemian and vintage sensibilities with a good dose of
classic design.  Truly, the thrill is in knowing that I have made something real that is going
out into the world to someone real.  That is the true joy of an artisan and my guilty pleasure.  

As with my fibers, I'm also addicted to my planet (air and water, good!) and my communities
(clients, neighbors, virtual cohorts, brick and mortar chums, and my imaginary friends).  To
that end, I source my materials to be organic, fair trade, recycled, vintage, and/or re-purposed.  
Essentially I seek to create beautiful pieces for my clients in a way that is kind and respectful
to our environment and communities, while fulfilling my own creative vision.  
At the end of the day, if I can send a little piece of handmade goodness out into the world,
I consider it a job well done and a job well worth doing, at that.  

  
brood baby is my collection of handcrafted gifts with your special little one in mind. 
My pieces are all one of a kind or made to order items that are 
carefully constructed from materials that are organic and/or 
sustainably produced with your baby's comfort and happiness 
my highest priority.

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Swaddle your little one in softness in this carefully crafted bunting, hand-knit with 100% organic and fair trade cotton. The yarn is a nubbly thick/thin spin, creating a lovely visual texture. The collar is a mobius style, giving it a twist at the front for more fullness.

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This piece is sized for newborn-3 mos, but all infants are unique and you may find that yours can snuggle in this until about 6 mos of age. Approximate measurements are 21" long by 10 1/2" wide(21" circumference). Prior to knitting, I machine wash and dry the yarn to preshrink the fibers. With proper care, there should be little, if any, additional shrinkage. You'll treasure this piece from one little one to the next.

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Recommended Care: Machine wash, gentle cycle in cold water. Machine dry.
This piece is ready to ship. It is organic, fair trade, environmentally friendly, and vegan.
 {Photos courtesy of bluelime photography}


BEAUTIFUL RIGHT?!!! 
OK. SO HERE ARE THE DEETS TO WIN THIS GORGEOUS BROOD POUCH:


-go and "like" JWROBEL (leave her a love note) on face book AND "like" maternal lens (if you don't already) and then come back here and leave a comment saying that you are a fan of both! Also - go check out jwrobel's delicious website and delightful blog - trust us on this one, you won't be sorry!

-if you would like a bonus entry, all you have to do is link to this giveaway and share it on facebook or twitter! it's so easy, why wouldn't you?! then come back here and leave another comment telling that you shared the link!!



**** winner will be announced on friday so get liking - tweeting - love noting!!

170 comments:

  1. cheryl kaubisch2/21/2011

    fan of both!

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  2. fans of both on fb now :)

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  3. Fan of both left comment. So cute

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  4. I am a fan of both... and I am in love!!! I have a sweet baby of my own and seem to be photographing a lot of little ones lately! Would love to win for sure!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Fans of both! Her work is beautiful! :)

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  6. Rhonda2/21/2011

    Very pretty baby bunting... just became fan of JWROBEL and was already a fan of maternal lens Thanks for all the info you provide its very much appreciated by all. :)

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  7. Fan of both on Facebook!

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  8. I'm a fan of both! :-)

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  9. Posted on Twitter!
    http://twitter.com/JenniferGeck

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  11. Posted on Facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/jgeck/posts/10150146987179283

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  12. Fan of both! That is adorable. I would love to add it to my way-too-small collection of props!

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  13. Niki Russ2/21/2011

    I **LIKE** Maternal Lens and JWROBEL !!!

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  14. Fan of both on FB! Thanks :)

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  15. Tweeted!
    @hbphotogtweets

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  16. Niki Russ2/21/2011

    shared link on facebook....

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  17. Fan of both! This is incredibly gorgeous, I'm so happy you're spreading the word. :)

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  18. (Big) Fan of both!

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  19. I "like" you both! What a lovely pouch! So cute.

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  20. I am a fan of both on FB. This is an amazing giveaway!!!

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  21. Just shared the link too on my Facebook page. Thank you!

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  22. Tweet! http://twitter.com/virtualbiscuit/status/39831161744269312

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  23. Already fans of both and love that my sweet kellan was so warm, cozy and cooperative for these amazing shots Meg took!:) Would love to have a brood to snuggle Kellan in and Baby No. one day! Fingers crossed:) xo

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  24. Been a fan of TML for a long time but now also Like'd JWROBEL! :)

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  25. Just tweeted about the giveaway! http://www.twitter.com/delicatedewdrop

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  26. A {HUGE} fan of both! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  27. PS: I shared the link on facebook too!

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  28. "like"/ love you both!

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  29. I'm a fan of both. Love this pouch and so many of her other items. Beautiful work. Also love the maternal lense.

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  30. I am a fan of both!

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  31. lovely lovely work by jess. fan of her and TML.

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  32. I am a fan of both!

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  33. I shared this link on FB!

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  34. I posted a link as well!

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  35. Left a Love Note and am a fan of both

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  36. Hello, I have been a fan of maternal lens and now I'm a fan of JWROBEL too! I also linked this giveaway on my facebook page as well! I'd like to be entered in this giveaway please!

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  37. Twitted about it and posted ob facebook in three profiles... @Photography Giveaways, @Luvbinds Photography and @Mary Pily Cordoba-Esparza

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  38. I am a fan of both. I can't wait to find some cute little things for my own little guy coming soon!

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  39. Fan of both! How adorable!!

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  40. I posted a link

    http://facebook.com/amandaheathphoto

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  41. I'm a fan of both! I'm expecting in July and would love this for my baby!

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  42. Lori Moore2/21/2011

    I am a fan of both!

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  43. I have been a fan of TML for a while. I "liked" jess's page on fb too! I am in love with her work!

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  44. I shared the link as well!

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  45. Elisabeth Patterson2/21/2011

    I'm a fan of both pages on FB! :)

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  46. Lori Moore2/21/2011

    Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=832229118

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  47. I tweeted the giveaway!

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  48. so much fun finding a sweet new baby cocoon! fan of both, thanks!!

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  49. Shared the link on Facebook!

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  50. totally shared it on FB!
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/?sk=lf

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  51. Fan of both and I left a comment :)

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  52. I shared the link on my FB wall

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  53. Fan of both! And totally in love! So cute!

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  54. I shared the contest link on FB!

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  55. I am a fan of both and would love to win!

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  56. I became a fan of JWrobel! I already was a fan of Maternal lens. Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  57. I left her a love note and friended her! Off to share the link, now! :)

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  58. I just shared the contest on my FB wall! :)

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  59. Fans of both! Gorgeous stuff.
    elizabethfultonphotography.com

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  60. Oh my goodness how gorgeous!! I am a facebook fan of both!

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  61. I'm a fan of both!

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  62. Love em' both!! =)

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  63. Fan of both... LOVE her work! :-)

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  64. I tweeted!! @Fototaledesigns

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  65. I left a love note on her facebook page and I am already a Like for Maternal Lens!!!!! So excited!

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  66. old fan of the maternal lens, new fan of jwrobel =)

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  67. I'm a fan of both! I LOVE this wrap. :)

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  68. Anna Ver Ploeg2/21/2011

    I am now a fan of both on FaceBook.

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  69. Oh my amazing! Fan of both!!! I have a few babies due that would be perfect in that pouch!!!

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  70. Beautiful stuff. I am now a fan of both on Facebook. Can't wait to see more from JWrobel .

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  71. I like both on facebook, left a comment for Jess, and shared the link on my facebook profile!

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  72. I also posted a link on my Facebook http://www.facebook.com/vanessa.frei

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  73. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! thanks for always introducing us to new and beautiful things! very excited! p.s. a fan of both!

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  74. p.s. again: shared on facebook!! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504358055

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  75. Jennifer Fleming2/21/2011

    Happily inspired every week by The Maternal Lens and now inspired by the work of JWROBEL!!!!! Can't wait to spread the word!

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  76. Hello! I liked both your pages :-) thank you, thank you!

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  77. fan of BOTH!!! LOVE IT!!
    i'm due any day this week. what a fun surprise it would be to win this beautiful pouch...

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  78. But a little love out for both of you. Thanks for such a wonderful prize to win!

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  79. Kristen Stewart2/22/2011

    Like the 2 of you!! Great giveaway!!

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  80. I shared a link on my Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/bnskaggs

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  81. fan of both on fb now :)

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  82. Linda Chadwick2/22/2011

    fan of both :)

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  83. Gorgeous!!! Fan of both :)

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  84. Fan of both too!!! ;)

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  85. Jessica Orton2/22/2011

    I am a fan of both :)

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  86. Connie McClain2/22/2011

    I am a fan of both! :) I love her work...thank you for this giveaway!

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  87. Fan of both!!!!!
    GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!
    Major Drool happening over here!!!!!

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  88. Connie McClain2/22/2011

    I shared a link to your giveaway on my fb page:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/McClain-Studio/176233549084503

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  89. I'm a fan of both on FB!

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  90. Back for bonus entry!
    Facebooked it!!!!

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  91. Fans of both! :) Sent some love.....

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  92. facebooked

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Things-Photography-Photos-by-Alexa-Appell/168354733796

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  93. Liked both. Beautiful work!!!

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  94. Linked on my Biz Facebook Page!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AjaDawn-Photography/106216899430713

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  95. Liked both and tweeted on Twitter

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  96. Krystal M2/22/2011

    a fan of both pages!

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  97. Krystal M2/22/2011

    shared with all my friends on fb <3

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  98. Amanda Hydock2/22/2011

    Fan of both pages...thanks

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  99. Amanda Hydock2/22/2011

    Shared a link to the contest on my fb page!

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  100. I'm a fan of both and a fellow Mass girl =)

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  101. i am a fan now! and maternal lens already! love!

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  102. Elizabeth2/22/2011

    "Liking" you ladies <3 - finding such great synergies thru great FB partnerships. I have a friend who is having her 1st baby in 2 months and this would make the cutest gift (and save me from last minute attempts to knit up something for the new family addition!)

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  103. shared! http://www.facebook.com/lastlightphotography

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  104. I'm just starting to grow my studio. I have nothing like this for newborns and babies. Now I'm a fan of both! So sweet :)

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  105. What an awesome giveaway!!!

    Like both of your pages on facebook! Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

    Stephanie McKee
    Timeless Moments Photography

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  106. I've already been a fan of TML & now became on of Jwrobel!! LOVE her stuff & I LOVE the give-a-ways you guys have! You guys are amazing, and more amazing for supporting and introducing us to wonderful talent and artists!! I hope to one day be a lucky winner of the incredible give-a-ways!! <3 Sarah Hughes

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  107. Posted about the giveaway on facebook :) :)

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  108. Sarah Jackson2/22/2011

    fan of both!!

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  109. Sarah Jackson2/22/2011

    I shared the link as well

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  110. Thanks for the amazing give away! Gidget Saballos posted about the giveaway!

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  111. 'like' both sites on FB, left some love
    kelleigh Macevicius
    kelleigh.mace@gmail.com

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  112. I have been a fan of Maternal Lens and now a fan of Jwrobel :) Amazing stuff!

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  113. Fan of both ... LOVE LOVE LOVE. Just beautiful.

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  114. So happy to have found you both today!! How did I miss this for so long?!!

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  115. Dawn Burkhart2/22/2011

    Love your stuff. It is amazing. I am a fan of both!

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  116. I am a fan of both on fb!

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  117. fan of both...yay!!

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  118. sbbowers09@yahoo.com2/22/2011

    Fan of both!

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  119. sbbowers09@yahoo.com2/22/2011

    Shared the link on Facebook as well!

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  120. Already a fan of TML and now a fan of JWROBEL! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  121. I shared on my facebook page!

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  122. I don't just 'like' both, I 'LOVE' 'em!

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  123. I am already fans of both on facebook!!!

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  124. I shared on my facebook page!http://www.facebook.com/Rachelerae

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  125. New facebook fan of JWROBEL

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  126. Big facebook fan of the Maternal Lens

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  127. I'm a a fan of both : ) manarose222(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  128. I'm a fan on (and of!) both! :)

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  129. Liker of both; bad idea today as I'm trapped under a sleeping baby and have access only to net and credit card...

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  130. Fans of both. :o) Beautiful work on both parts!

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  131. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/Tabula_Rasa42/status/40377193121062912

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  132. liked JWROBEL and the Maternal Lense on Facebook. I am a fan of both!! LOVE BOTH!!
    Shared Link on Twitter and Facebook!!

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  133. Fan of both!!! Beautiful :)

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  134. Shared the link on facebook!!!

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  135. Fan of both on Facebook!!! You both Rock;)

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  136. Liked both on facebook!

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  137. Awesome stuff- just liked her and of course I already liked TML!

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  138. Jennifer Wiertel2/25/2011

    FAN OF BOTH, ty for the chance to win
    muffin11_98@hotmail.com

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  139. Posted on twitter! :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/BonnieVPhoto

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  140. I "Like" both pages :) beautiful stuff

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  141. i liked both fb pages.... thanks for the contest...beautiful stuff.

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