The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

A “Craft Fail” and how I saved it (…and a cool giveaway from Duck Tape)

I have lots of ideas.  (Lots!)  Many of them work out exactly like I thought they would.
Many of them, well… don’t.

I thought it would be cute to Mod Podge candy wrappers onto a Dollar Store pumpkin.  And you know what…?  It would have been really cute….  If it had worked.

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But it didn’t.
The wrappers are that weird plastic-y stuff.  It curls up. It won’t lay flat.  Some of the strips looked as if they were adhered to the pumpkin and laying flat, but then I’d turn my back on them and they’d spring up again when I wasn’t looking!.

They were lifting up, curling, and in general making me cranky.  (I might have even said a bad word or three.)

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So I peeled all the strips off and did another Duck Tape pumpkin.
I did a zebra stripe pumpkin a few weeks ago, and to save the jacked up, glued pumpkin, I covered it with one of their new Duck Tape patterns that are out for Halloween.

Skulls!

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See?
Duct tape really does fix everything!  (That and WD-40…)

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How cool is this tape?!  This particular pumpkin is on display in the boys’ bathroom.  (I did not take a picture of it in that setting because there are mirror issues.  And also, because I would have to clean their bathroom for the picture…)

You know what else is cool…? The wonderful people at Duck Tape have put together a nice selection of 6 fab tapes for one of my reader so that you can play around with this too!!

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Six rolls of awesome possibilities!

Here are the different ways to enter:

Please leave me a separate comment for each thing you do… (each comment counts as an entry.)
Contest is open until Saturday 10/23/11 at noon, PST.  Please be sure to leave me an email address if your profile is not linked to an email.  (Cuz it would be a bummer to win and I can’t get a hold of you…!)
Good luck!!

********************Giveaway is closed****************************

102 Comments

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Richella at Imparting Grace said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Have you ever seen the old Canadian comedy called "The Red Green Show"? Practically every episode features duct tape used in some form or fashion; they always call it "the Handyman's Secret Weapon." So that's what we call it around here.

Can a secret weapon also be cute? Wow!
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ChrissyK said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:46 pm
I checked out the duct tape page and I confirmed my favorite tape... the leopard one. BUT... I saw a new one that comes very close... the Hello Kitty one. Hello Kitty is pretty popular in our home, thanks to my 6 year old. Who can resist a cute cartoon kitty???

Chrissy Pratt
chrissykpratt.blogspot.com
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Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm
I might be a little bias, but I'm pretty sure that my favorite is the college Oregon Ducks logo. But both the pink and the regular zebra print run a VERY close second place. Thanks for a great give away!
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ChrissyK said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Ok, added you to my list that I follow on twitter. Notice both you and I follow Ree Drummond... love her!!!

Chrissy Pratt
chrissykpratt.blogspot.com
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Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm
I "liked" the Duck Brand on facebook
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Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Of course, I'm a loyal follower of your blog!
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Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm
I also "liked" your V Spot page on Facebook
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Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm
And I might also stalk, I mean, follow you on Twitter :)
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ChrissyK said...

October 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm
Ok.. 3 comments sounds like a good round number... I am following your blog.

Chrissy Pratt
chrissykpratt.blogspot.com

Thanks for a fun giveaway.

I am looking forward to your decorating tips for thanksgiving (ause I can NEVER think of any) and Christmas!!!
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Heather said...

October 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm
I love the duct tape pumpkin! I am definitely going to have to keep my eyes open for those skulls! That is absolutely my favorite!
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Heather said...

October 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm
I like Duck Brand on FB

mommyribs at yahoo.com
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Heather said...

October 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm
I am a follower of your blog :)

mommyribs at yahoo.com
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Heather said...

October 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm
I am a fan of yours on FB as well :)

mommyribs at yahoo dot com
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Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

October 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm
I am a follower of your Blog!


sandraallen260@centurytel.net
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Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

October 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm
I "LIKE" V-Spot on Facebook.

sandraallen260@centurytel.net
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Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

October 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm
I "LIKE" Duck Brand on Facebook.


sandraallen260@centurytel.net
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Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

October 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm
I Like the camoflauge duct tape.
Thanks for the fun giveaway!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net
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Shawn said...

October 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm
I love when your failures turn into success!
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1 Buddha's Mom said...

October 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm
LOVING The Pink tape:)
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1 Buddha's Mom said...

October 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm
I am following you on FB:)
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Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

October 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Great save. You are a duct tape Jedi =)
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Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm
I am addicted to duck tape!! I want that skull pattern one...NOW!! :) Love it!!
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debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm
I wish I could of ate all those Reese's ! Love the duct tape idea!
Debbie
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Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm
Following Duck on twitter!
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Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm
I like Duck on facebook!
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Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm
I follow your blog!
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Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm
I follow you on twitter!
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Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm
I like you on facebook!
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Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm
I Like the camoflauge Duck tape.
Thanks for the chance!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net
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Anonymous said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm
I liked you on FB. jmariecenteno@yahoo.com
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Anonymous said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm
I am now a subscriber to The V Spot. jmariecenteno@yahoo.com
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The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm
I am hot on the trail of their new metallic gold tape so that's my pick of favorite product!
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The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Following them on Twitter!
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The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Already "like" them on FB! (where I first saw the gold tape. Which I would like to find. And love. In case that wasn't at all clear)
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The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Already follow your amazing blog!
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The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Really, I'm not a stalker, but I do follow you on Twitter and FB!
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Anonymous said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm
I am such a girl! My favorite is the butterfly pattern. jmariecenteno@yahoo.com
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Karen said...

October 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm
I love the college tapes - University of Tennessee is my fave!!
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com
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Karen said...

October 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm
I follow you on twitter as: lemontart5
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com
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Karen said...

October 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm
I follow Duck Brand on twitter as: lemontart5kb at gmail dot com
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com
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Karen said...

October 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm
I subscribe to you via email.
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com
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Katie said...

October 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm
I love the blue Polka Dot duck tape! :)
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Katie said...

October 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm
I follow Duck Brand on Twitter!
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Katie said...

October 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm
I'm now following you on Facebook... can't believe I wasn't before! ;)
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Katie said...

October 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm
I already follow you on Twitter!
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JessicaCRB said...

October 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm
So glad I found this from your Twitter page! Yay Twitter friends!
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JessicaCRB said...

October 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Make sure everyone follows Duck Brand on Twitter...there are coupons!
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JessicaCRB said...

October 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm
:( I can't get the Duck Brand website to work :(

But that's ok because I don't think I could pick just one! Although the amazing college tapes are great!
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Mom Halland said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm
I liked the Dragon print
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Mom Halland said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm
I follow your blog
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Mom Halland said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm
I liked the V spot on facebook
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MiMi said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm
Okay, either Zebra, pink Zebra or blue and white polka dot. I can't really pick ONE!
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MiMi said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm
Like you on FB.
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MiMi said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm
Follow you on Twitter.
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MiMi said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Of course I follow your blog! Remember you had like 40 followers when we "met." LOL
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MiMi said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm
Like them on fb.
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MiMi said...

October 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm
Follow them on Twitter!!
Now.
PICK ME RANDOM THINGY!
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Missing_Pieces said...

October 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm
Followed Duct Tape on Facebook :)
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Missing_Pieces said...

October 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm
Already follow your blog :D
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Missing_Pieces said...

October 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm
Followed you on Facebook :)

As for the rest..meh..I hate twitter :O
LOL
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Missing_Pieces said...

October 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm
Oh and I LOVE the Leopard and the Zebra and the Dragon designs...can't chose. If I win you can surprise me! lol
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Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

October 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm
This is so cool. I had a project that wasn't working with mod podge either. Ticked me off!

BTW, I follow you so count this as an entry!
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Bobook said...

October 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm
Duck Tape Website visited: Cosmic Tie Dye Fav
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Shannon said...

October 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm
I love the pink polka dot duck tape!
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Shannon said...

October 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm
I subscribe to The V Spot Blog.
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Shannon said...

October 20, 2011 at 11:57 pm
I liked Duck Brand on facebook.
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Shannon said...

October 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm
I liked The V Spot on facebook.
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Bobookie said...

October 21, 2011 at 12:04 am
I already "liked" V Spot on FB
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Bobookie said...

October 21, 2011 at 12:05 am
I have liked Duck Brand Tape on FB
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Bobookie said...

October 21, 2011 at 12:07 am
I subscribe by email!
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Twick said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:24 am
I knew it! "Duck" tape really does fix everything :D
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Twick said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:25 am
I also "liked" Duck brand on FB...because I really do :)
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Andrea H said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:57 am
My son would LOVE the skulls pattern! And my personal fave is the polka dot....imagining cute projects with that one!

Please pick me so I can copy your skull pumpkin!
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Andrea H said...

October 21, 2011 at 2:01 am
Following you on Facebook too!
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Kimmy said...

October 21, 2011 at 3:34 am
I'm an email subscriber to The V Spot!
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Kimmy said...

October 21, 2011 at 3:45 am
I visited the site, and I didn't know you can use this tape for insulation, like around windows and such--how cool!

And of course, the hubby wants a wallet made out of the "skull" tape, which means my 5yo does too......
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Mignon said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Visited the site! What? College tapes??? Perfect for our tailgates!
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Mignon said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm
I am also an email subscriber to your great blog!
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Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm
I think the duct tape one turned out AWESOME!!

I love their digital cammo tape - used it last year to make a tank valentines box for Jack!

~Becca
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Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm
I just started to follow them on the twitter!
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Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm
I liked them on the facebook
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Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm
I do follow you and have for years!!
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Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm
I follow you on twitter too!
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Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm
I like you on the facebook
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Anonymous said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm
My favorite patterns is the zebra print!

cyndydimpls@yahoo.com
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Brenda said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm
Visited the Duck Tape website....already knew my favorite before visiting though. I've done the Susan G Komen 3 Day Walk 3 years in a row and we ALWAYS use Neon Pink Duck Tape to mark our bags. They stand out in a see of luggage!!! This year we added Pink Zebra to give our bags a little extra zing...
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Brenda said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm
I "liked" Duck Tape on Facebook!
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Brenda said...

October 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm
I subscribe to & follow "The V Spot"! :)
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Brenda said...

October 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm
I "liked" "The V Spot" on Facebook!
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Brenda said...

October 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm
One more thing.... how about trying the invisible Duck Tape to do your peanut butter cup pumpkin????
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Jane said...

October 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm
My husband's college landlord would always show up to make repairs...with rolls and rolls of duck tape. I thing the whole building was held together with this stuff!
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Dana R said...

October 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm
I love zebra! No wait...I love them all! We have a serious duct tape fetish in our house and have made flip flops, purses, wallets of course and flowers. Love the how-to videos!

camperqueencoupons at yahoo dot com
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Emmy said...

October 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm
Had no clue there were o many different kinds! I like the pink polka dot. And did you eat all of those Reese's ??
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Emmy said...

October 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm
I follow your blog :)
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Emmy said...

October 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm
I follow you on Twitter @emmymom2
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Emmy said...

October 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm
I now like you on FB.
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Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

October 22, 2011 at 1:32 am
I love duct tape! I haven't seen the skull one though I LOVE it! :)
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Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

October 22, 2011 at 2:18 am
OMG how am I doin...I didn't even see the giveaway!! I was liking ya & following b/c you look & sound cool :)
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Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

October 22, 2011 at 2:18 am
Liked you on FB
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Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

October 22, 2011 at 2:18 am
Followed you on twitter
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Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

October 22, 2011 at 2:19 am
Followed you on friend connect!
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Holly Lefevre said...

October 22, 2011 at 4:52 am
Good save lady! Duck tape, WD-40 and bungee cords are staples in my house and car! OK...I love the houndstooth pattern and I dig the duck tape sheets!

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