Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Story Behind Tortoise and Hare Designs {plus a special giveaway} CLOSED

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Good Morning all, today I have a very special Etsy mom that I am thrilled to be able to introduce to you. Cassie Payne is the amazing mom behind Tortoise and Hare Designs, a shop filled with quintessentially cute baby shoes, bibs and burp cloths.


Cassie also makes some very lovely and oh so feminine purses and pouches.




Cassie's love of sewing spawned from time spent with her grandmother working at the local craft shop, where they taught children and adults alike the art of sewing. Besides her love of sewing, Cassie's heart is also filled to the brim with love for her daughter Olive. Little Olive is the reason behind Tortoise and Hare Designs, and she is very much Cassie's inspiration. While Cassie was still pregnant with Olive, she and her husband Devin were informed that Olive's kidneys were not functioning properly and had been blocked, with this news came a tough decision for the young couple. They could induce labour 5 weeks early to treat the now infected kidneys or wait for Olive to be fully developed and run the risk of further damage. Cassie and Devin chose to induce labour and soon after a three day old Olive was rushed in to her first surgery.

Although Olive's kidneys were now on a slow road to recovery there were still recurring infections which kept Olive in the hospital for the better part of her first four months, until a Dr. Feng said enough was enough and began planning for Olive's second surgery.


This surgery was a success and Olive was cleared to go home, although Cassie had to quite her job in order to be a full time mommy as Olive is still prone to infections. Olive is now your typical little angel of mischief and wonder, but she still needs one last surgery, which has been scheduled for June. Cassie would love for her husband Devin to be able to take the time off from his two jobs to be there with his daughter, but medical bills make that seem like just a dream. That's why Cassie started Tortoise and Hare Designs, as 100% of the proceeds go towards covering the expense of Olive's surgeries.


Buy It
If you are looking for a baby shower gift this summer, or would like to get a little gift for that new mom I would highly recommened taking a moment to look through some of the amazing handmade items at Tortoise and Hare Designs. All of Cassie's items for babe are machine sewn and she makes sure there are no unfinished seams, so you won't have to worry about those little-big itches!

Win It
Cassie would love to spread the word about her shop and has generously offered to give one lucky reader a pair of loafers or ballerina baby shoes in their choice of fabrics and size !!!



Open To: Worldwide
Closes: May 23, 2010

Mandatory Entry
To enter please visit Tortoise and Hare Designs, then come back here and let me know which pair of Loafers or Ballerina shoes you would choose if you were the winner.
Please remember to include your email address!

For one (1) extra entry you can...
- Heart Tortoise and Hare Designs on Etsy (please leave your screen name in the comment)
- Follow The Candid Reviewer via Google Friend Connect
- Follow me on Twitter
- Become a Facebook Fan of The Candid Reviewer

For two (2) extra entries you can...
- Tweet about this giveaway (please leave a link in your comment) (can be done once daily)
 You can tweet this ...

Enter to win a pair of loafers or ballerina baby shoes in your choice of fabric by Tortoise and Hare Designs here http://tinyurl.com/2cujzg7

For five (5) extra entries you can...
- Purchase something from Tortoise and Hare Designs
- Blog about this giveaway (please leave a link in your comment)

Please remember to leave your email or a way I can contact you if you are the winner. I will be emailing the winner May 24, they will then have 48 hours to respond or I will choose another winner.

OPEN TO: Worldwide.
CLOSES: May 23, 2010

I received no monetary compensation for this write up or for hosting this giveaway, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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167 comments:

Cassiopea said...

Good luck to everyone who enters! I can't wait to make a special pair of custom Loafers or Ballerina shoes for your little one!

Thank you to Sarah-Paige for all your help and support, you are truely a wonderful woman.

Goodluck Ladies and Gentlemen!

Cassie Payne

gustosa said...

i love the White Pink Green Orange and Polka Dot Loafers

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Teisa Linscott said...

I love the white pink and purple leaf baby booties. So cute.

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prophetess said...

i like the pink and cream ballerina slippers..

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prophetess said...

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prophetess said...

follow on twitter as prophetwriter

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prophetess said...

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cari said...

I love the olive and green baby loafers

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cari said...

I follow via GFC

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cari said...

I follow you on twitter

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very married said...

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the hot pink and black ones are adorable!

Lauren said...

If I were to win, I'd choose the Dixie Chic Plaid Light Blue and Brown Newborn Bow Loafers. Very cute!!!

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Marissa said...

I would love the green damask loafers!

Kristen said...

I'd choose the purple and lime green loafers.

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Erika said...

I love the Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes! So cute, thank you!

peanutfeet said...

I love the Musically Pink Baby Loafers!
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peanutfeet said...

I hearted her shop as peanut feet.
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Nature Manipulated said...

I would pick the Olive and Green Baby Loafers (0-3 Months).

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I follow you on twitter (@NMGiveaway)

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Leigh said...

my favorites are the Light Green and Brown Damask Baby Loafers!

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Leigh said...

I hearted them on etsy! LLadd is my username!

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Wehaf said...

I would chose the Mod Earth Tone Circles and Brown Polka Dot Loafers with Wood Buttons, and I wish Olive and her family the best of luck.

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Leigh said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/OnedayatatimeLL/status/14116752886

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Squeaks said...

I adore the brown and pink damask baby ballerina booties!

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Kim said...

I would pick the Pink & Brown Damask ones but in a loafer!
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Kim said...

I heart T&HDesigns
under klove1432

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Kim said...

I follow you via GFC
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Kim said...

I follow you on twitter
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Kim said...

Im a fan of yours on fb
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Kim said...

I am making a purchase! It is reserved under "Kim" #1
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Kim said...

I am making a purchase! It is reserved under "Kim" #2
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Kim said...

I am making a purchase! It is reserved under "Kim" #3
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Kim said...

I am making a purchase! It is reserved under "Kim" #4
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Kim said...

I am making a purchase! It is reserved under "Kim" #5
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TopHat said...

I would choose The Olive and Green Loafers (we don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet!)

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lil misses' mama said...

what a sweet story and an important cause! i love the Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes! email in profile

lil misses' mama said...

I hearted the shop! username: festivefrills

peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
i like the Light Green and Brown Damask Baby Loafers

AmandaSue said...

Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes (0-3m) are so cute! I love the cute pink bow and the ribbons to tie around. What adorable lil shoes! Thanks so much for entering me into this giveaway.

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AmandaSue said...

I ♥ed! my etsy name is Mom2lolo. Thanks!

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Cass said...

I love the Poise Pink Damask Washcloths. The shoes are all so cute too!
cass at daleking dot org

Cass said...

I have hearted the store on Etsy.
my ID is cassking

ceemee said...

I would pick this cute little loafer if I were the winner: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44421191/deep-purple-and-lime-green-unisex

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ceemee said...

I have hearted Tortoise and hare on Etsy, my screen name is ceemee.

I tweeted the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/ceemee/status/14140583391

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Abigail said...

I love the Turquoise damask loafters. I love the print and especially the bow. SO cute!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47192945/turquoise-damask-bow-button-loafers-12.

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

grace said...

My favorite is the Mod Earth Tone Circles and Brown Polka Dot Loafers with Wood Buttons! so adorable! ^_^

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Lyn said...

I love the Musically pink loafers!

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Lyn said...

I am following the candid reviewer

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Lyn said...

I hearted Tortoise and Hare as Mommysaenz

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Lyn said...

I purchased one of two aprons

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Lyn said...

I purchased 2 or 2 aprons

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Lyn said...

I blogged about the giveaway

http://sahmlyn.blogspot.com/2010/05/tortoise-and-hare-shoes-giveaway.html

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Jess said...

Olive and green baby loafers! Super Cute!!!

diane said...

pink and green slippers......but i love them all.........so cute wolfbayou2yahoo.com

diane said...

i follow via gfc wolfbayou@yahoo.com

diane said...

email subscriber

Shelby said...

I love them all! But if I had to choose I adore the Pink and Cream Ballerina Shoes. They would look so cute on my 6 month old girl.

Samanta/Sammy said...

I love the Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes (0-3m)
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Cindy said...

I like Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina, Mod Earth Tone Circles and Brown Polka Dot Loafers with Wood Buttons, & Reversable Cherry and Polka Dot Mary Janes.

samamfee said...

I like the Deep purple and Lime Green Unisex
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samamfee said...

I heart T&H
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samamfee said...

I follow CR
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Hearted o etsy
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Jūlija said...

Turquoise Damask Bow Button Loafers is very cute :)

Bunny B said...

They are all too pretty! I would love to win a pair of the Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes! Thank you.
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Terra H. said...

I'd choose the Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes (0-3m). Thanks.
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Enisa said...

I like Dixie Chic Plaid Light Blue and Brown Newborn Bow Loafers.

My mail: melodija@hotmail.com

Kathy said...

I'd love the Brown Plaid Baby Loafers!

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Kathy said...

I follow on GFC

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Ana María said...

Love the Mod Earth Tone Circles and Brown Polka Dot Loafers with Wood Buttons

I will be following you on twitter.

You can contact me at:

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Anonymous said...

I would choose the Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes.

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Voodookitten said...

I love these damask ones. Love the bibs too!!

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Voodookitten said...

I hearted Tortise and Hare Designs. My Etsy user name is thevoodookitten

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Voodookitten said...

Following you with google friend connect (wuest)

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Anonymous said...

I like the Mod Earth Tone Circles and Brown Polka Dot Loafers with Wood Buttons (12-18m)!

Leigh said...

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CinnamonLaine said...

The Dallas Cowboys Loafers are adorable!

SueBooBadoos said...

I Love love love the brown and pink damask ballerina shoes :)

SueBooBadoos said...

I follow you through GFC

SueBooBadoos said...

I follow you on twitter

SueBooBadoos said...

I tweeted this giveaway
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Heather said...

Pink and Cream Ballerina Shoes are adorable.
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Candice said...

I love the Splash Polar Bear Loafers (3-6 month) These would be great for my little man
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Candice said...

I heart Tortoise and Hare Designs on Etsy - CandiceE
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Candice said...

I follow on google friend connect
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Candice said...

I follow on twitter @Candy3181
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Candice said...

Im a FB fan - Candice Ecclestone
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MamaTink said...

I love the brown and pink ballerina shoes! I am a follower on GFC

ap_lemos said...

I love the Vibrant Green Polka Dot and Sheet Music Baby Loafers (http://www.etsy.com/listing/47209830/vibrant-green-polka-dot-and-sheet-music).
Thank you for the giveaway!
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Terra H. said...

blogged about the giveaway #1
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Terra H. said...

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Terra H. said...

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Shelby said...

I love the Reversable Cherry and Polka Dot Mary Janes! Adorable! :)

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Leigh said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/OnedayatatimeLL/status/14372170447

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Voodookitten said...

Tweet 5/20

http://twitter.com/CrankyCatStudio/status/14372859329

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jeske_posse said...

Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes!!! So cute!
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jeske_posse said...

I favorited on etsy. Pls contact for my user name.

mandalarain said...

i love this shop
my best friend is having a baby girl soon and this would be a fantastic gift and a great way to introduce them to etsy!

i love these turquoise damask loafers best
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47192945/turquoise-damask-bow-button-loafers-12

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mandalarain said...

hearted 'em!

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Voodookitten said...

Tweet 5/21 #1

http://twitter.com/CrankyCatStudio/status/14440125152

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Voodookitten said...

Tweet 5/21 #2

http://twitter.com/CrankyCatStudio/status/14440125152

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Madeline said...

I love the Mod Earth Tone Circles and Brown Polka Dot Loafers with Wood Buttons!

Ashley Jean said...

I am in love with the Olive and Green Baby Loafers (0-3 Months)!
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The Canady Family said...

I would choose the Brown and Pink Damask Baby ballerina shoes- 0-3 months!
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The Canady Family said...

I follow this blog!
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The Canady Family said...

I heart this seller on twitter! thecanadyfamily@gmail.com

The Canady Family said...

I follow you on twitter ~ polkadotteacher

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The Canady Family said...

I am a fb friend!
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Amanda said...

I love the brown and pink damask ballerina shoes - adorable!
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Tylerpants said...

The Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes are super sweet! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

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

Amanda said...

I added her shop to my favorites on etsy! (winnieayala)
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Amanda said...

I follow you on GFC!
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Tylerpants said...

Hearted Tortoise and Hare Designs on Etsy (mexyplex). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

JBlanton said...

I like the dixie chic plaid light blue and brown newborn bow loafer
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JBlanton said...

I *hearted* tortoise and hare designs etsy shop- etsy id: sewjennib

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JBlanton said...

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JBlanton said...

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JBlanton said...

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JBlanton said...

tweeted #2
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trixx said...

My favorite is the Splash Polar Bear loafers, so cute! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

trixx said...

I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect!

Voodookitten said...

Tweet 5/22 #1

http://twitter.com/CrankyCatStudio/status/14536969297

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Voodookitten said...

Tweet 5/22 #2

http://twitter.com/CrankyCatStudio/status/14536969297

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Winniel said...

They're all so sweet, it's really hard to choose! I love the one pictured in the feature, & this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44739164/musically-pink-baby-loafers-6-9-month

Thank you ;)
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Winniel said...

Tweeted abt this giveaway: https://twitter.com/Winniel_TLH

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CuddlesAndCamo said...

I love the brown and pink damask!

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Voodookitten said...

Tweet 5/23

http://twitter.com/CrankyCatStudio/status/14565088102

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Voodookitten said...

Tweet 5/23 #2

http://twitter.com/CrankyCatStudio/status/14565088102

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tina reynolds said...

I like the cowboys design thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

I follow on gfc

tina reynolds said...

I follow on twitter @mrstinareynolds

tina reynolds said...

i am a facebook fan (mrstinareynolds)

Heather said...

I would chose the Brown and Pink Damask Baby Ballerina Shoes (0-3m) so cute!

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Heather said...

I heart your shop on etsy.
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erin, maker of chimes said...

I'd pick the Brown Owl and Yellow Toddler Loafers (12-18m) ... so very cute!

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at
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com

gustosa said...

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gustosa said...

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Katie said...

i am in lvoe with the Olive and Green Baby Loafers!!!! those are sooo way too cute :D

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Katie said...

already a blog follower under kshuttle

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