Friday, December 3, 2010

Checking Our List #28: CafePress {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, maryjaco1!}

Every year that I decorate our Christmas tree, I seem to leave more and more ornaments back in the box. Is that just me? I'm not sure what it is that I'm looking for when deciding if they'll make the cut, but oftentimes it just seems like there are decorations that are too old or too... boring. I want something with a little extra pizazz, you know?

Something like these two cuties:

Back from my first CafePress review, these personalized ornaments are two that I look forward to seeing hanging on my tree from now until... forever. Created right on CafePress using their innovative and simple ornament designer, after a few clicks and a short while waiting, these adorable ceramic ornaments were at my door and instant favorites.

Here's the thing: everything on CafePress is just that easy. They offer millions of custom sweatshirt hoodies, 2011 wall calendars, personalized gifts of all sorts and much, much more, that can be personalized completely from scratch any way you like it. Or, browse through the 250+ million unique products that they have already made and see what you can find that way.

When it came time to create something to treasure this year, the hardest part for me was deciding between all of the options that CafePress offers. Where to begin? And then I came upon the Keepsake Boxes and I knew right away that it was the perfect gift... for me.

Although there were so many design categories with pre-made options to choose from, it didn't take me long to decide what (and who) I wanted on there. Uploading my photo was simple and I was able to zoom, move and edit it with ease. When I was done, I sat back and admired the look on the preview:

Was there really any doubt that these two would be pictured?

Once ordered, all I had to do was sit back and wait... for only a few days. A well-padded package arrived quickly and I pulled it open, eager to see the finished product.

And there they were, captured happily right on the top of the solid hardwood, covered in a high-gloss lacquer finish. The total box measured 5.5" x 5.5" and was just the right size for storing just about anything inside without any bulky feeling to it.

Opening it up, I found that the hinges moved smoothly and easily and that the interior was fully lined in plush white velvet.

As the bottom was covered with felt, I had no worries about this box scratching any surface that I put it down on. Bringing it into my bedroom, I love that I now have the perfect place to store the jewelry that I wear often and that each time I go to open the box, I see one of my favorite pictures of my daughters. Keeping organized with a beautiful memento? It's great!

A Keepsake Box from Cafepress would make a wonderful holiday gift for anyone on your list this season and I can't imagine any mother or grandmother not loving something so personalized and yet so functional. Of course, if a Keepsake Box doesn't fit for your recipient, there are always those millions of other options available to choose from!

Thanks to the generosity of CafePress, one person will have a unique gift custom just for their recipient because...

One lucky person will win their choice of item (up to $30) from CafePress!

To enter to win: Visit CafePress and tell me which of their great products you would like to own or give as a gift.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over to A Mom's Balancing Act and enter to win your choice of CafePress custom item (up to $30) over there as well!
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow CafePress on Twitter, sign up for their e-newsletter (found at the bottom of their homepage) and/or Like them on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the Holiday Gift Guide giveaways (Checking Our List giveaways ONLY) running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Checking Our List 28: WIN your choice of custom item from CafePress (ARV $30)! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/f5Lvy8 #giveaway #win

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you have our Checking Our List {Holiday Gift Guide 2010} button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and CafePress. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on December 23rd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to CafePress for providing a Keepsake Box for me to review as well as the item of choice (up to $30) for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Marlene said...

I'd like the
New Section Gaiam Yoga Mat!

Trudy
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Marlene said...

I entered the giveaway at A Mom's Balancing Act.

Trudy
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Marlene said...

I entered the BRUGO giveaway.

Trudy
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Mburger718 said...

I would get the 2011 Cat Calendar, Smile through the year, Roosevelt the Dude with the Cattitude.... :-)

Mburger718 said...

I entered the cafepress giveaway at A mom's balancing act.

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I like Thanks, Mail carrier on FB.... #1

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Kathy Detweiler said...

LOl this is so funny, I just bought my hisband a "I ClUB my wife" bumper sticker from them. He has been wanting one for years and that CafePress is where I finally found it. Shhh thiugh it's a surprise!

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Kathy Detweiler said...

Following CafePress on Twitter @kdet62

Kathy Detweiler said...

Signed up for CafePress Newsletter
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Kathy Detweiler said...

LIked CafePress on Facebook
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Kathy Detweiler said...

Entered the Wing and Weather Chair Swing giveaway

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Following you on Twitter and Tweeted here
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Kathy Detweiler said...

Following you on GFC as Kathy Detweiler

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email subscriber confirmed

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Subscribed to your RSS feed in Google Reader

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J.E. said...

http://www.cafepress.com/+pilots_looking_down_on_peopl_tshirt,117975901
This T-shirt would make a great gift for my husband...

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J.E. said...

I follow Cafe Press on twitter~ @jmeelle

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J.E. said...

I like them on fB~ jemme elle

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ashleynichole said...

I love the 'I love my auntie' keepsake box :)
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B. Wilson said...

Pi large wall clock
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Ashley said...

I would love to win a: I love My Missionary shirt!

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Ashley said...

Following CafePress on Twitter with @Ash_Creations

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Ashley said...

Signed up for their e-newsletter.

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Ashley said...

Following you on twitter with @Ash_Creations

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Ashley said...

Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/Ash_Creations/status/10786031922053121

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Ashley said...

Following you via GFC entry #1

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Following you via GFC entry #2

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Subscribed to you by email entry #1

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Subscribed to you by email entry #2

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Ashley said...

Put your button on my blog entry #1:
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Down the page a little, on the right.

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Ashley said...

Blogged this giveaway entry #1: http://ashleycreations-a.blogspot.com/2010/12/cafepress-giveaway.html

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Brooke Anna said...

I like the I love magazines magazine!
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Brooke Anna said...

I entered at the Moms balancing act site!
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Brooke Anna said...

I follow via GFC!
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Brooke Anna said...

I follow via GFC!!
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orangefukurou said...

I would like to give Bacon: It's what's for dinner T-Shirt to my brother-in-law

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Lynda said...

i would looove a french vintage poster! [lyndagp at gmail dot com]

Lynda said...

i enetered at momsbalancingact (lyndagp at gmail dot com)

Lynda said...

following cafepress on twitter (@oshkoshbgosh123)

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i entered in atg store gc giveaway [lyndagp at gmail dot com]

Lynda said...

i entered in csn store gc giveaway [lyndagp at gmail dot com]

Lynda said...

i entered in brugo mug giveaway [lyndagp at gmail dot com]

Lynda said...

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Lynda said...

i am now following you on twitter and i tweeted http://twitter.com/oshkoshbgosh123/status/10833444099592192

lfhpueblo said...

I Love the Jesus Watches over me Baby Infant Bodysuit White Size 6-12mo for $16.95, if it's not available in white, I'd also take it in pink. That's if I won. P.S. it would be a gift, I certainly can't fit into such a tiny size. Oh No, Oh No, Ho, Ho, Ho.
Lauralee Hensley
lfhpueblo at msn dot com

Liza767 said...

I love dad (fart humor) Mug

lfhpueblo said...

I entered over at A Mom's Balancing Act. I believe my first entry number there was #27.
Lauralee Hensley
lfhpueblo at msn dot com

Liza767 said...

A Mom's Balancing Act and enter

Liza767 said...

email

Liza767 said...

email

Liza767 said...

email

lfhpueblo said...

I Follow Cafe Press on Twitter.
Twitter ID lfhpueblo
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lfhpueblo said...

I signed up for the Cafe Press e-newsletter.
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lfhpueblo said...

I Like the Cafe Press on Facebook.
Lauralee Hensley
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lfhpueblo said...

I Follow Thanks Mail Carrier on Twitter (Twitter ID lfhpueblo) and I tweeted at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/10900052763480065
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lfhpueblo said...

1. I Follow Thanks, Mail Carrier on Google Friends Connect.
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lfhpueblo said...

2. I Follow Thanks, Mail Carrier on Google Friends Connect.
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lfhpueblo said...

1. I'm a subscriber to your blog via email.
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2. I'm a subscriber to your blog via email.
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lfhpueblo said...

1. I'm a Thanks Mail Carrier Facebook Fan(Already Liked).
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lfhpueblo said...

2. I'm already a Thanks, Mail Carrier Facebook Fan.
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Nebraska Fillemans said...

LOVE the Fight like a girl T-Shirt...in memory of my mom.
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Nebraska Fillemans said...

I entered at Mom's Balancing Act!
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Diana D said...

The long sleeved black tee. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Diana D said...

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PAIGE said...

I'd love the PugWarhol tee shirt. wowowow
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Kathy Detweiler said...

Daily tweet
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selinda_mccumbers said...

I would like the french vintage poster!

Thanks,

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Kathy Detweiler said...

Daily tweet
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Olive's mum said...

i entered the curious chef giveaway

clynsg said...

I like the She Who Must Be Obeyed tee.

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clynsg said...

Entered the CafePress giveaway at Mom's Balancing Act.

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clynsg said...

Follower via GFC #1

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clynsg said...

Follower via GFC #2

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clynsg said...

Entered the Umi giveaway.

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clynsg said...

Entered the ATG stores giveaway.

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clynsg said...

Entered the Wind & Weather giveaway.

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Entered the CSN stores giveaway.

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Entered the Maxi-Cosi giveaway.

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Entered the Hayneedle giveaway.

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Entered the Build-A-Bear giveaway.

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clynsg said...

Entered the Magic Cabin giveaway.

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clynsg said...

Entered the Eat Smart giveaway.

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j said...

Chrisrmas Thermos

Teresa said...

I like the movie and tv t-shirts

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Teresa said...

I entered the CafePress giveaway on A Mom's Balancing Act

comment #87

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Teresa said...

I follow @CafePress on Twitter
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I like CafePress on Facebook
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Signed up for CafePress e-newsletter
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Kristen said...

I'd like to have the John Muir Quote shirt.

Kristen said...

I entered the CafePress giveaway at A Mom's Balancing Act.

Kristen said...

I follow on GFC (1)

Kristen said...

I follow on GFC (2)

Kristen said...

I have your button on my blog (1)
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Kristen said...

I have your button on my blog (2)
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Kristen said...

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Kristen said...

entered Maukilo

Kristen said...

entered Build A Bear

Kristen said...

entered CSN

Kristen said...

entered ATG

Kristen said...

entered Hayneedle

Kristen said...

entered Aeromax

Kristen said...

entered Brugo

Kristen said...

entered Gifted Imaginations

Kristen said...

entered Magic Cabin

Sharon Harmon said...

I would get the "Baby Daddy" t-shirt for my husband! ;)
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Mama Zen said...

I want an Aperture Science coffee mug!

Jessica said...

I would love to personalize one of their custom baby blankets
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Jessica said...

I like Cafe Press on facebook (Jessica Miller)
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Jessica said...

I follow Cafe Press on twitter (@jjak2003)
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Jessica said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted
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Jessica said...

I follow you through google friend connect
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I follow you through google friend connect 2
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Jessica said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed via google reader
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I subscribe to your RSS feed via google reader 2
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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

I'm your facebook fan (Jessica Miller)
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Jessica said...

I'm your facebook fan (Jessica Miller)2
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Kathy Detweiler said...

Daily tweet
http://twitter.com/kdet62/status/11795959033888768

J.E. said...

I entered the Maxi Cosi giveaway

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J.E. said...

DT~ http://twitter.com/#!/jmeelle/status/11854353161781248

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Anonymous said...

My 17 year old daughter would absolutely LOVE the "Property of Christ" hoodie. What a great sight you have here!
Tracy
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sfyates said...

I like the widemouth River otter thermos or the small nuthatcher thermos.

Nad said...

I like the "World's Greatest Dad Travel Mug"!


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Kathy Detweiler said...

Daily tweet
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Courtney :) said...

I would love to have the Happy Wife Happy Life Hoodie (dark)

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Courtney :) said...

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Courtney :) said...

I entered the gingerbread house giveaway.

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Jessica said...

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Julie said...

I luv the best mom from daughter mug:)

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Julie said...

entered at a mom's balancing act

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Julie said...

follow cafe press on twitter: jmatek

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Julie said...

entered $25 amazon

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Julie said...

GFC follower

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Julie said...

subscribed in google reader

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Julie said...

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Alison said...

I would love the baby boy luke keepsake box. (alidear at hotmail dot com)

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Kathy Detweiler said...

Daily tweet
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Jessica said...

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Kathy Detweiler said...

Daily tweet
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J.E. said...

I entered your Bissell giveaway.

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Jay said...

I would have dh pick out a shirt for brother.
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manthas24 said...

I like the Dog with Bone Stainless Water Bottle - perfect for when we take our dog with us place

manthas24 said...

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manthas24 said...

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manthas24 said...

I entered for the Kix Pack

manthas24 said...

I entered for the Cuispro

manthas24 said...

I entered for the Carson Dellosa

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