Thursday, November 18, 2010

An Interview/Giveaway with Dirty Laundry!





1. What inspires you to come up with new designs?

I started with only a few basic scents like lemongrass and lavender for the Dirty Laundry cupcake bath fizzies. I decided to extend the line for summer and holiday seasons. It's fun to purchase a scent like cranberry fig, white tea ginger or Moroccan mint and try to visualize what color to make it. I like experimenting with new colors and scents and seeing what my customers like.



2. How long have you been creating?

In 2007 I hopped on the indie biz handmade bandwagon and learned how to sew to sell handmade aprons. Then for holiday 2008 I added on the cupcake bath fizzies. They're such a unique and cute little gift and people loved them. So I decided to focus on making cupcake bath fizzies and put the aprons aside.



3. Where do you do your work? Do you have a dedicated area of your home, or?

I work 4 days a week as a graphic designer for Hallmark cards, This June I was fortunate enough to go part time because of going wholesale with Dirty Laundry.

I do my fizzie making in my kitchen. I sit on the sofa to put the labels on the boxes. My husband like to assist me by putting the fizzies in their boxes.

I have a bin with all of my supplies in the corner of the kitchen so I can just measure out everything and go.



4. Tell us about a goal you have for your business

I'm not sure if I'll pick up apron making again.

I'd like to extend the Dirty Laundry bath line to French macaron bath fizzies and meringue soap.



5. What is your favorite album?

Oh gosh, I hate the music question. I like to much music to pick.



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Oh my, in 5 years I'll be 41. That sound so far away!

I hope that I'll be in a happy, wonderful and peaceful place where I'll be rewarded for my creativity and hard work.



7. What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend?

Have coffee with my husband.



8. Tell us about a new skill you'd like to learn

I'd like to learn how to decorate my home. I wish I could have a better vision of what to do with a space besides leaving things where I put it when I moved in. I think not having time to be resourceful and the pressures as an artist to come up with something amazing has lots to do with it. I envy gals that thrift and create something personal and amazing with their home.



Here's what you Can win! (one each of the pictured bath fizzies!)



How To Enter:

1. Visit Dirty Laundry and leave a comment with the item you liked most.

Extra Entries: (Leave a new comment for each that you complete)

2. Tweet about this giveaway
3. Blog about this giveaway
4. Follow @urdirtylaundry on twitter
5. Follow @PaperCakes on twitter
6. Follow Dirty laundry Blog
7. Like PaperCakes on Facebook
8. Suggest PaperCakes on Facebook to 5 friends
9. Purchase from the featured shop (3 extra entries, leave 3 comments)
10. Follow this blog

Ending Date Nov 29th


179 comments:

Brenda Weaver said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! They look yummy enough to eat! I like the blueberry one, but they are all so cute!

Tizzalicious said...

What a fantastic shop! I think I love this one most: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61868832/cupcake-bath-fizzie-clothesline-clean

I want to eat it.

Tizzalicious said...

I follow Paper Cakes on Twitter (with @tizzalicious)

Tizzalicious said...

I follow urdirtylaundry on Twitter too (with @tizzalicious) :)

Keira said...

MMM they look yummy lol! I love the winter grapefruit and lavender vanilla. I'd so have to hide them from my girls who have stole and used every other nice bath product I own hahaha.

Jeanee said...

Thanks for having me on Paper*Cakes! And hello to new friends!!!

Kanya said...

Definetely winter grapefruit, the packaging is so cute

Noni said...

I absolutely LOVE clothesline clean! It's pink hotness! ^-^

Just followed both of you on twitter :)

Teton Cocoa Company said...

I would definitely take the winter grapefruit! So adorable!

Amber said...

My favorite is the rum raisin cupcake bath fizzie!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Teton Cocoa Company said...

I follow on twitter with BakerLover1979
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Amber said...

I follow @urdirtylaundry on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow @Papercakes on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like Papercakes on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like dirty laundry on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Teton Cocoa Company said...

I follow papercakes on twitter
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Amber said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/5378046903189504
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect
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Teton Cocoa Company said...

I like papercakes on FB
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Summer said...

Lavendar vanilla sounds delicious!

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Summer said...

following @urdirtylaundry on twitter.

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Summer said...

following @PaperCakes on twitter

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Jenny said...

they are all so cute! But I think my favorite is the cranberry fig fizzie!
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chainsawhoney said...

I like the lavender vanilla!

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chainsawhoney said...

I'm following @dirtylaundry on twitter! I"m @chainsawhoney

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chainsawhoney said...

I'm following @papercakes on twitter! I'm @chainsawhoney

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A + M + S said...

Okay these look like real cupcakes!!! Crazy! I like the cranberry fig one :)

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chainsawhoney said...

I liked papercakes on facebook!

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TopHat said...

I like the amber and lavender one! What a pretty color!

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Beathag said...

I like cupcake bath fizzie - autumn amber and lavender

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Beathag said...

I Follow @urdirtylaundry on twitter

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Beathag said...

I Follow @PaperCakes on twitter

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issaino said...

I think my favorite would be: cupcake bath fizzie - clothesline clean. I like clean, fresh scents.

Beathag said...

I Like PaperCakes on Facebook

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Beathag said...

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Marija said...

Mmm. Lavender vanilla looks wonderful.

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Marija said...

following urdirty laundry on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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Marija said...

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Charmily said...

I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/58825695/new-cupcake-bath-fizzie-rum-raisin?ref=v1_other_1!!
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Yum!
thanks!

Honey Girl said...

Ooh! Not only is the Cranberry Fig Fizzy cute but I'm dying to smell it!

Melly said...

The 'winter grapefruit' bath bomb sounds yummy!

Melly said...

I already follow you on Twitter ;) @CatsKnitFish

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Those are so awesome.

Jessica said...

I love the ginger orange! It sounds like it would smell great.

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Wehaf said...

The autumn amber and lavender fizzie looks awesome. I bet a lavender cupcake would be delicious, too!

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Tart Deco™ said...

These are awesome! I think I like the sound of rum raisin best

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Tart Deco™ said...

tweeted (tartdeco)

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Jessica said...

I follow you.

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Tart Deco™ said...

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Tart Deco™ said...

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Alyssa O'Leary said...

Oh wow, do I have to choose a favorite? I think I'm going with Spanish Moss...it sounds so comfy and exotic.

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oona. said...

Mm, the Spanish Moss bath fizzy is all kinds of amazing! Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

Following Dirty Laundry on Twitter (@glasscastle)
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oona. said...

Following you on Twitter (@glasscastle)
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oona. said...

Follower with GFC (oona)
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amelia said...

love this! autumn amber and lavender

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Beat Black said...

I love this vanilla and lavender scented one. Not only is it beautiful but what a rad combo of scents!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50808984/cupcake-bath-fizzie-lavender-vanilla

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mvegan said...

oh yum! the lavender vanilla sounds and looks so nice!!!

mvegan said...

like papercakes on facebook

someone in jogja city said...

I LOVE:cupcake bath fizzie - winter grapefruit
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sunset studies said...

I like "cupcake bath fizzie - lavender vanilla" the best. Thank you!

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oksana said...

I like NEW cupcake bath fizzie - rum raisin!!! Yummy-yummy!!!

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oksana said...

Following your blog!

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oksana said...

I am already Fan of PaperCakes on Facebook!

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kiddo said...

I like the Lavender Vanilla best.

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kiddo said...

Tweeted.

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kiddo said...

I follow @urdirtylaundry on Twitter @kiddo47.

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kiddo said...

I follow @PaperCakes on Twitter @kiddo47.

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kiddo said...

I follow this blog.

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kiddo said...

I like PaperCakes on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

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kimchigirl111 said...

I like cupcake bath fizzie-clothesline clean

kimchigirl111 said...

i like paper cake's page on facebook. Rachel Tan 레이첼

kimchigirl111 said...

following dirtylaundry on twitter as missapril15

Splendid Things said...

Love the color of the Spanish Moss but think my fav scent would be the Ginger Orange. Would love to win the giveaway set for my best friend's birthday! thanks for the chance... jeanette convo at www.splendidthings.etsy.com

Ella said...

the blueberry cupcakes are most definitely my favorite!

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Ella said...

following urdirtylaundry on twitter. @ellaanachronism

Ella said...

following papercakes on twitter. @ellaanachronism

helen said...

I adore the cranberry fig cupcake and the ginger orange is wonderful too.Thanks fingers crossed. Helen

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Julia said...

The cupcake bath fizzie - winter grapefruit looks great, I love citrus.

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Julia said...

The cupcake bath fizzie - winter grapefruit looks great, I love citrus.

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Candy said...

I like the Spanish moss bath fizzie!! Looks delicious!

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Candy said...

I follow your blog via GFC :)
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Amber. said...

How can I pick just one, my middle NAME is cupcake ;) I LOVE this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62120579/kool-kid-legs-mermaid-stripes-fantastic

Melody said...

The Rum Rasin one sounds good.

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Megan said...

Love this!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/61241890/cupcake-bath-fizzie-winter-grapefruit

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pippirose said...

I love the Cranberry Fig.
They are all so adorable!
:o)
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pippirose said...

I follow urdirtylaundry on Twitter
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pippirose said...

I follow PaperCakes on Twitter
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pippirose said...

I follow Dirty Laundry's blog.
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pippirose said...

I "like" Paper Cakes on FB
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pippirose said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
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Chani said...

Winter Grapefruit must be delicious!

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Sueberry said...

I like the Lavender / Vanilla.

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Sueberry said...

I follow Paper Cakes via GFC

Sueberry said...

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Emilie said...

I like this one the most http://www.etsy.com/listing/61868832/cupcake-bath-fizzie-clothesline-clean !


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Emilie said...

I'm following urdirtylaundry on Twitter. (EmilieProctor)



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Emilie said...

I'm following Paper*Cakes on Twitter (EmilieProctor)


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Emilie said...

I like PaperCakes on Facebook.
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Crzye4ever said...

They all look so delicious and I would be tempted to eat one! I do love the clothesline clean one though. I heart pink :)

Eryn
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Jeanee said...

Jeanee from Dirty Laundry here reading all of your sweet comments. THANKS SO MUCH!

Can't wait to send the winner her prize!!!

Emilie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! http://twitter.com/EmilieProctor/status/6529850152067072


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Lisa said...

I really like the Spearmint Cupcake fizz. Too cute.
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Lisa said...

I follow @urdirtylaundry on Twitter. @Berksgirl

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Lisa said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter. @Berksgirl
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Lisa said...

I follow the Dirty Laundry Blog.
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Lisa said...

I like PaperCakes on Facebook under Lisa Berkery.
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Lisa said...

I follow the PaperCakes blog. lisaberkery AT gmail DOT com

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lin said...

i am a new blog follower :)

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Tara (BoutiqueKarma) said...

I love the pumpkin ones

BananasAreGross said...

peppermint! its so pretty and i bet it smells great!

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i follow your blog!

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slzz said...

I love the blueberry cupcake sizzle. they look so real!!

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slzz said...

GFC follower, slzz

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Lynsy said...

I would love to try the cranberry fig or winter grapefruit.

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Liz, love. said...

The peppermint cupcake bath fizzie is so cute.


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also following your blog :)


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allisonsbj3 said...

I like the cupcake bath fizzie in lavender vanilla.

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Jen said...

lavender vanilla looks delicious.

cupcake bath fizzies are whoa.


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Marlowe said...

The peppermint bath fizzie looks yummy!
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Ali said...

I like the winter grapefruit! my email is in my profile

liz said...

My faviest item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/61868832/cupcake-bath-fizzie-clothesline-clean

Good luck for me and everyone :)

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O O N A said...

i absolutely loove the purple lavender vanilla one! and they look s delicious too

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at the creativity, very unique! I think the peppermint one looks yummy :) They are almost too pretty to use!....kimbarsness(at)yahoo(dot)com

TZel said...

I like the peppermint fizzy ;)

TZel said...

i follow you as bridgestranslation

CerenaLeigh said...

lavender vanilla or cranberry fig!!!! they sound as delicious as they look!!!!

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CerenaLeigh said...

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Alison said...

yummy! I love the cranberry fig.

Whimsical Daydreamer said...

Cupcakes are like heaven to me!! So cute!! The lavender vanilla or winter grapefruit sound amazing :)

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Whimsical Daydreamer said...

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Mary said...

I like the Peppermint!

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Thifa said...

+1 tweet http://twitter.com/#!/thifasblog/status/8640323945242625

Thifa said...

+1 for following papercakes on twitter (user thifasblog)
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Sherlyj said...

These look so yummy! I would enjoy Lavender Vanilla. daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

So clever and prettily done! I think winter grapefruit is my favorite, but I'd like to see more "flavors"!

Thanks for the chance to win!

–Liza

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Egle said...

i love cupcake bath fizzie - ginger orange.

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Jinx said...

OH MY!

This sure looks like a little bit of Heaven...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62669833/cupcake-bath-fizzie-peppermint


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Jinx said...

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Jinx said...

tweet tweet!

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Marei said...

Ill go for
cupcake bath fizzie, the ginger orange!

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Marei said...

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Susanmeep said...

ohh they look good, I would love the blueberry one! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

thepricklypinecone said...

I most like the sound of the peppermint cupcake bath fizzy!

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Ayla said...

I like cupcake bath fizzie - clothesline clean: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61868832/cupcake-bath-fizzie-clothesline-clean

Ayla said...

I follow urdirtylaundry on twitter: Cosmic Forest

Ayla said...

I follow papercakes on twitter

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biyagko_barbaru said...

go go go for
cupcake bath fizzie - green tea cucumber!

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k@tie said...

i love the cupcake bath fizzie - pumpkin pie (:

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Marlowe said...

I follow ur dirty laundry on twitter (Mropat)
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Marlowe said...

I follow Paper Cakes on twitter (Mropat29)
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Kendra said...

Too cool! Diggin' the rum raisin :)

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