Monday, March 7, 2011

*Celebrate Baby* The Boy's Store Review & Giveaway [Ends 3/20]


Anyone who has a little boy will relate to my story. Ever noticed that 75% of any store's stock is for girls? It doesn't matter what store it is, it can be a discount department store or a high-end designer store, it's always the same story. I understand that it's more tempting/fun/cute to dress up a little girl, but it's unfair that boys are overlooked. I dress my little guy as well as I can, but it can be frustrating finding basic convenience items. I couldn't find a decent boy's snowsuit, hat and any mittens at all, while the girls side is loaded with all these things in pink. I'm not really that picky, I don't need 100 varieties of t-shirts, but stores could at least have basic convenience items in stock for both genders.

Any place I can find which targets mostly boys is a gem to me. And today's sponsor couldn't be more appropriate for the Celebrate Baby event. I introduce you to The Boy's Store. The name says it all, it's a store for boys only. Even online, it's hard to find a place that specialized only in boy stuff and I applaud the owner for bringing this online store to life!

The Boy's Store carries all types of clothes from Newborn to Junior 18 as well as accessories. They have a good selection of organic clothes and always have great deals in the "on sale" section. They don't just sell clothes, they also carry all kinds of books, games and toys just for boys. It definitely looks and sounds as a great, well organized and stocked store, but will the quality live up to the expectations?

  

I received two products of my choosing for my review. First is the "M is for Monster" Shirt by Mulberribush. It attracted me right away as my son's name starts with an M and I thought it was super cute that is says "M is for Monster". I'm also pretty color wise and try my best to choose tones that look good on my son. I know that orange suits him very well so it wasn't a hard decision to pick this shirt. This shirt is made out of thick 100% cotton material. It is suggested to wash it in cold water, which is no problem to me as I always wash in cold water. 

The second item I got are the Cotton Pin Whale Corduroy Cargo Pants also by Mulberribush which are right now on sale for only $14.50. These pants are 100% cotton, have 6 pockets, elastic waist and a mock fly. I love corduroy pants (on my son) and was happy to receive a pair. What I love right away is how wide these pants are. The ones my son currently has are all very tight on the legs and ride up to his knees when I pick him up. They feel soft and as I mentioned already, have lots of pockets. Not that a 2 year old would pay any attention to pockets, but I like to bring some extra tissues when we go out and pockets are great for storing them.

What surprised me about both of the items is how big in size they are. I got them in size 2T and my 21 month old son has lots and lots of room for growth. Actually I would even say that these items are too big for him right now. This is great! I've been disappointed so many times when I've ordered something in 2T and it barely fit my boy (and he's just a little thing). The quality of the shirt and pants is great and the fit is perfect. I'm beyond happy that The Boy's Store exceeded my expectations. I'm honored to be sharing this mom-owned Internet store with all my mommy readers.

You can also purchase The Boy's Store items from their eBay store where shipping to Canada starts at only $2.74 (depending on the item's size). When you join their mailing list, you will get valuable member-only offers.


Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to The Boy's Store

How to enter: 
- Leave your e-mail address in every comment or make it visible in Blogger 
- Complete the mandatory entry and leave a separate comment for each bonus entry
- For Facebook entries leave your first name and initial; for Twitter entries leave your Twitter name

MANDATORY entry
- visit The Boy's Store and tell me would you would buy if you won (by name & besides what I've reviewed)

EXTRA entries
- follow My Secret Home publicly via Google Friend Connect
- subscribe via e-mail & confirm (2 entries)
- subscribe via RSS reader
- add me as a friend on Facebook
- like My Secret Home on Facebook
- like The Boy's Store on Facebook
- follow My Secret Home on Twitter
- follow The Boy's Store on Twitter
- tweet (1 time per day) - #Win a $25GC to The Boy's Store US&CAN Ends 3/20 #Giveaway @mysecrethome http://bit.ly/eKI48u  (leave direct link)
- grab my button & tell me where I can find it

Rules:
This giveaway is open to residents of USA & CANADA and will end on March 20, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be determined randomly via random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion. I am in no way responsible for shipping of the prize.

356 comments:

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Letherton said...

I would love to get the Guitar Shirt by Tumbleweed

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Letherton said...

I follow you on twitter


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Letherton said...

I follow the boys store on twitter


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Letherton said...

tweet

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Jennifer said...

I would choose the boy's briefs set (a couple sets) for my son who is starting toilet training!

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Jennifer said...

I follow on gfc

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Krystal said...

I would pick the Rock Star Pant and Shirt Set by LollyBean

Krystal said...

I follow on gfc

Krystal said...

friends on FB
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Krystal said...

liked my secret home on FB
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Krystal said...

i follow theboysstore on twitter
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Krystal said...

I follow on twitter
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Krystal said...

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alissa4illustration said...

I like: Grrr Shirt by Pluto

alissa4illustration said...

follow My Secret Home publicly via Google Friend Connect

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added you as a friend on Facebook. alissa spiehs-a

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like My Secret Home on Facebook. alissa spiehs-a

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like The Boy's Store on Facebook. alissa spiehs-a

Mysharona said...

I like the Alien Rock Band Shirt by Wee Winter Woolies.

leanne_mac said...

I think my boys would like the "Emergency" Themed Turtleneck.

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leanne_mac said...

I follow you on GFC.
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leanne_mac said...

I'm a email subscriber
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leanne_mac said...

I'm a email subscriber
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leanne_mac said...

subscribe via RSS reader

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leanne_mac said...

I'm a facebook friend
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leanne_mac said...

I like you on facebook.
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leanne_mac said...

I like them on facebook.
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leanne_mac said...

I follow you on twitter as leanne_mac.
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leanne_mac said...

I follow them on twitter.
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leanne_mac said...

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mamawee said...

I would buy the daytona twofer by alpha industries

mamawee said...

gfc follower

Jen said...

I like the Baseball Shirt by CR Sport

Vanessa said...

Oh my! So cute the Bear Pirate One Piece by Hatley would go in my basket for sure!
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Vanessa said...

I follow My Secret Home publicly via Google Friend Connect
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Vanessa said...

I like My Secret Home on Facebook (underthe name Vanessa S B) gracefulcat at hotmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I like The Boy's Store on Facebook under the name Vanessa S B
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Vanessa said...

I follow My Secret Home on Twitter
under the name clayadventures
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Vanessa said...

I follow The Boy's Store on Twitter by the name of clayadventures
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Vanessa said...

I have your button here www.babybetcher.blogspot.com
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Joyful Noise said...

I would love the Argyle Polo by Hartstrings...for my son for Easter...would match the other outfits of my kiddos...thanks for the chance to win!

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Joyful Noise said...

I follow via GFC - thanks

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Thao said...

I would love to get Dog Sleep and Play Outfit by Taggies

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Thao said...

already friends on fb via Thao P.

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Thao said...

liked my secret home on fb via Thao P.

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Thao said...

liked the boy's store on fb via Thao P

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Thao said...

following mysecrethome on twitter via lovingvmars

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Thao said...

following boy's store on twitter via lovingvmars

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Thao said...

tweeted this giveaway via lovingvmars

http://twitter.com/#!/LovingVmars/status/44918942841581569

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Fiona said...

I would get a black & white lemur shirt for my nephew.
(your boy looked really cute in the orange shirt and the cords!)

fmgregory at myway dot com

kris said...

I would love any of these for my almost 4 year old son:

boy hoodie by appaman

big brother shirt
pluto

camo belt
myself belts

animals shirts by kiwi industries

draggin wagon shirt by dogwood

Firefly Glow in the Dark Shirt

Karate Pants by Kiwi Industries

kris said...

I follow MSH on twitter. @urban_peasant

Thanks!

Fiona said...

following you on GFC
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Fiona said...

subscribing to by RSS in Google Reader
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kris said...

Forgot my email address in my comments... can they be deleted? SORRY!

info(at)urban-peasant(dot)com

I would love any of these for my almost 4 year old son:

boy hoodie by appaman

big brother shirt
pluto

camo belt
myself belts

animals shirts by kiwi industries

draggin wagon shirt by dogwood

Firefly Glow in the Dark Shirt

Karate Pants by Kiwi Industries

kris said...

I follow MSH on twitter. @urban_peasant

Thanks!

info(at)urban-peasant(dot)com

Sorry - having tech difficulties- nursing son while doing this! If necessary, delete my stuff!

jayedee said...

one of the things i would choose is the Before and After Ringer Shirt by Wes and Willy!

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jayedee said...

i follow via gfc
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jayedee said...

1 i subscribe via email
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jayedee said...

2 i subscribe via email
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jayedee said...

i'm your bud on fb - jayedee halpin dewitt
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jayedee said...

i like my secret home on FB - jayedee halpin dewitt

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jayedee said...

i like the boys store on FB - jayedee halpin dewitt
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jayedee said...

i follow you on twitter @ntiveheart
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jayedee said...

i folow the boys store on twitter @ntiveheart
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jayedee said...

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/ntiveheart/status/44963362827804674
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jayedee said...

you button is posted on my blog

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Wanda said...

I would probably buy the Dot and Stripe Turtle Shirt by Rabbit Moon
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Wanda said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed through Google Reader.
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Wanda said...

I friended you on Facebook (Wanda B)
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Wanda said...

I like My Secret Home on Facebook (Wanda B)
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Wanda said...

I like The Boy's Store on Facebook (Wanda B)
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Wanda said...

I follow My Secret Home on Twitter - @lemonslippers
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Wanda said...

I follow The Boy's Store on Twitter - @lemonslippers
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Wanda said...

I tweeted the giveaway -
http://twitter.com/#!/lemonslippers/status/44972042734419968
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klfvilla said...

I would like the athletic track pants by Wes & Willy. At $27.30 they are slightly over budget for this win but thats OK - they'd get lots of use!

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klfvilla said...

following you publicly via gfc

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klfvilla said...

email subscriber

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klfvilla said...

2. email subscriber

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klfvilla said...

subscribed via RSS Reader

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klfvilla said...

added you as a friend on facebook @Karen F

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klfvilla said...

liked My Secret Home on facebook @Karen F

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klfvilla said...

liked The Boys Store on facebook @Karen F

klfvilla said...

following My Secret Home on twitter @klfvilla

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klfvilla said...

following The Boys Store on twitter @klfvilla

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lisa said...

Ahoy Me Matey Shirt by Wes and Willy

klfvilla said...

March 8 tweeted:

http://twitter.com/klfvilla/status/45117702846693376

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Letherton said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/TheEthertons/status/45133876632354816

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littlelatina said...

this sounds great

wigget said...

i would get the Airplane Design Raglan Shirt by Tumbleweeds

Wanda said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/lemonslippers/status/45190601343373312
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Robin said...

Like Secret Home on Facebook
different account - Robin Scott

Robin said...

Like Boys Store on Facebook
Robin Scott

Robin said...

Follow my secret home on Twitter
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Robin said...

Follow Boys store on twitter
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Robin said...

http://twitter.com/robinlscott/status/45202172027207680
tweet

swank|mama said...

I want the boy hoodie by Appaman!

swankmama@live.ca

swank|mama said...

I'm already following you on Twitter as @swankmama

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swank|mama said...

Following The Boy's Store on Twitter as @swankmama

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swank|mama said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/SwankMama/status/45204017688752129

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andalene said...

I also like the Daytona Twofer shirt by Alpha industries. abrennan09@hotmail.com

andalene said...

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Anonymous said...

would love the Bear Pirate One Piece
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intensev5 said...

I really like the Batiste Shirt by Ben Sherman -- thanks for the chance to win.

leanne_mac said...

http://twitter.com/leanne_mac/status/45360884142440448

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pamalot said...

I might purchase the airplane design raglan shirt or the baseball glove pajamas.
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pamalot said...

I follow via gfc
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pamalot said...

I am an email subscriber #1
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pamalot said...

I am an email subscriber #2
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pamalot said...

I subscribe in google reader
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pamalot said...

I am a facebook friend
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pamalot said...

I like my secret home on facebook
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pamalot said...

I like the boys store on facebook
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Letherton said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/TheEthertons/status/45525013784305664

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Emma said...

I'd like to buy "Christer" Black with Yellow Accent Boots & 3 Pack Boy's Briefs by Sara's Print
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Emma said...

I follow My Secret Home publicly via Google Friend Connect
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Emma said...

I subscribed via e-mail & confirmed 1/2 entries
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Emma said...

I subscribed via e-mail & confirmed 2/2 entries
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Emma said...

I added you as a friend on Facebook
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Emma said...

I like My Secret Home on Facebook
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Emma said...

I follow My Secret Home on Twitter
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Emma said...

I follow The Boy's Store on Twitter
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Emma said...

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/45533518658412544
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Emma said...

I like The Boy's Store on Facebook
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Krystal said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/MissxKrystal/status/45558581835214848

sueparks2003 said...

astronaut shirt by imagine greenwear
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sueparks2003 said...

GFC Follower
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sueparks2003 said...

subscribe via RSS
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sueparks2003 said...

Subscribe via email
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sueparks2003 said...

subscribe via email #2
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sueparks2003 said...

we are friends on fb
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sueparks2003 said...

like my secret home on fb
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sueparks2003 said...

like the boy store on fb
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follow my secret home on twitter
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Lo said...

My son would love the emergency vehicle turtleneck

sueparks2003 said...

follow the boy store on twitter
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Lo said...

I follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

Lo said...

Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prizealert/status/45657065980563456

Lo said...

I follow The Boy's Store on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

Gingham Skies said...

I follow you on GFC
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Gingham Skies said...

I like you on facebook (Jaime M)
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Gingham Skies said...

Great giveaway! Love the bear pirate shirt and the Kiwi production onesies. Super cute stuff. I'll be bookmarking this shop.
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leanne_mac said...

http://twitter.com/leanne_mac/status/45718670764285953

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corey said...

I would choose the Carpenter Cords by Appaman.
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corey said...

Email subscriber -1
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corey said...

Email subscriber -2
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Anonymous said...

I like the Rawrmones Shirt by Dogwood

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Letherton said...

daily tweet

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Jessica said...

would love to get the Guitar Shirt by Tumbleweed
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Jessica said...

followed you on gfc - jessica
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Jessica said...

RSS subscriber on google reader - jessica
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Jessica said...

your fb friend
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Jessica said...

my secret home fb fan
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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

email subscribre 1
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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

followed you on twitter
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Jessica said...

followed boy's store on twitter
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Jessica said...

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c said...

I love the "Are we there yet?" shirt in the toddler section. It would be nice to get my youngest nephew something that's not hand-me-downs lol

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c said...

Following My Secret home on GFC

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c said...

Already have you as a friend on FB: C. Ho

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c said...

Liked My Secret Home on Fb: C. Ho

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c said...

Liked the Boys Store on Fb: C. Ho

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c said...

Following My Secret Home on Twitter: Chrissie123123

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Following the Boy's Store on Twitter: Chrissie123123

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c said...

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klfvilla said...

daily tweet:

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Ashley said...

I would get the Bear Pirate One Piece by Hatley

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Mom2C said...

I would get the alien onesie and coverall.
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Mom2C said...

I'm a GFC follower.
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The Riebeek Family said...

I like the Bananas Set by lollybean Kid Couture. Super cute

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The Riebeek Family said...

I follow via GFC!

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The Riebeek Family said...

I follow My Secret Home on Twitter
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The Riebeek Family said...

I follow The Boy's Store on Twitter
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Emma said...

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/46037473444372482
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leanne_mac said...

http://twitter.com/leanne_mac/status/46078372731817984

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c said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Chrissie123123/status/46244047555276800

swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Sarah W said...

I would probably get the American Guitar Polo by Dogwood. My nephew loves anything with guitars on it.

fs4sarah at gmail dot com

Letherton said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/TheEthertons/status/46263895102459906

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Nicole B said...

So cute -- we need some of the shorts for summer, like the camo ones from Dogwood, currently on sale too!

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Nicole B said...

Follow GFC: Nicole B.
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Nicole B said...

Follow you on Twitter
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Nicole B said...

Follow The Boys Store on Twitter
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Nicole B said...

Like your blog on Facebook.
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Nicole B said...

Like The Boys Store on Facebook.
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Nicole B said...

I subscribe via Reader.
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Nicole B said...

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tweet
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Emma said...

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/46378000110981120
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Krystal said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/MissxKrystal/status/46397653969403904

leanne_mac said...

http://twitter.com/leanne_mac/status/46466312024764416

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klfvilla said...

daily tweet:

http://twitter.com/klfvilla/status/46558200014708736

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Sarah said...

I love the alligator two piece set by le top

Sarah said...

I follow you on gfc

Sarah said...

I subscribe via e-mail #1

Sarah said...

I subscribe via e-mail #2

Sarah said...

I subscribe via RSS

Sarah said...

we are friends on fb
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