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Friday, December 10, 2010

Balsam Hill Wreath Review and Giveaway (Christmas Wish List 2010)



I love the holidays, absolutely everything about them and I have to say my most favorite part of the holidays is decorating for them! I have tons of holiday décor that go up on the night of Thanksgiving and don’t come down until after the new year! I just love all the joyful colors and sounds of the holidays so when November rolls around I immediately start looking for new décor items to incorporate into the rest of my holiday décor, and this year I noticed that the one thing that I don’t have for the holidays that I absolutely have to have is a wreath so I immediately started searching for a Christmas wreath that would make my holiday décor complete and when I came across the wreath selection at Balsam Hill while searching through their Christmas Trees I knew that I had found the perfect wreath and was thrilled when they agreed to let me review one of their beautiful wreaths as well as give one away right here on The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama!

About Balsam Hill (Taken From Website):

Imagine Christmas morning as you and your family are gathered around your Balsam Hill ® Christmas tree. Children are giggling with excitement and happiness while the adults are sharing memories and laughing together, enjoying this special family time. You look at your tree, and although it has been decorated and displayed since Thanksgiving, it's the perfect shade of green, not a needle lies on the floor, and it looks so realistic that no one can believe that it is not a real tree. You smile and feel relaxed as you think about how easy it was to set up your tree, the welcome absence of sticky sap and needles throughout the house, and the stunning, realistic look that has brightened up the living room for over a month. This is the holiday experience we hope to provide year after year through our luxurious, lifelike Christmas trees.

At Balsam Hill ®, we are committed to creating the best Christmas trees on the market. Our founder, Thomas Harman, was inspired to start Balsam Hill ® by a family member who was allergic to live trees but wanted to create a festive atmosphere in his home during the holidays. When Thomas' search for a lifelike artificial Christmas tree came up empty-handed, our mission was born to develop the most realistic and luxurious artificial trees. To accomplish this mission, our designers carefully craft our trees to mimic nature using site visits and cuttings from live trees as their guides.

About our Christmas Trees
Just how real are our trees? They are routinely used by set designers of popular TV shows and even have been known to fool one of America's most savvy TV hosts into commenting on air about the "live" trees on her set. They routinely grace the lobbies of fine hotels and embassies around the world, and are used in Macy's famous Santaland exhibit in New York City. Fine retailers rely on us throughout the spring and summer to provide gorgeous, lifelike trees as backdrops for their holiday photoshoots for their upcoming catalogs and advertisements. But don't take our word for it – we encourage you to listen to what Lester Holt and Ann Curry had to say about them on NBC's The Today Show. We have also been honored by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute whose expert panel named our BH Balsam Fir ® the "best overall" artificial Christmas tree. Most importantly, our customers express their satisfaction with the trees they have chosen to be a part of their annual holiday traditions.

Our full product line is available for purchase exclusively through our website. To allow you to experience the true realism of our products from the comfort of your own home, we invite you to order our branch sample kit. This kit includes True Needle™ sample branches from each of our Signature Collection trees as well as branch samples from many of our traditional artificial trees in our Classics Collection.

At Balsam Hill ®, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Whether it's developing product innovations such as our ultra-realistic True Needle® branches and our unique Color+Clear ® or Candlelight LED lights, or providing our super-zoom photos so you can view your favorite trees in great detail before your purchase, our goal is for you to enjoy a picture perfect, hassle-free Christmas.


Our Thoughts:

We were sent a beautiful Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath to review and once it arrived at our door I immediately took it out of the box and found the perfect place in my home to display it, my first intentions were to put it on the outside of my front door but once it arrived and I seen how beautiful the wreath was I just couldn’t put it outside in the cold, so I put it in the very middle column of my mantel and it look amazing with the rest of my holiday décor!!!

When the wreath arrived it was packaged very well and held up wonderfully during shipment with no damage what-so-ever and to me that is very, very important!! I’ve ordered wreaths in the past from other companies and when they would arrive at our door they would have been poorly packaged and some of them were missing branches and had been smashed but that was so not the case with our wreath from Balsam Hill! The lights on the wreath are just the clear white lights and makes it fit in wonderfully with my other indoor clear/white lights that I have all along my mantel!

We have been displaying the wreath for a couple of weeks now and everyone who comes into our home has commented on how beautiful it is and how wonderful it looks with the rest of my holiday décor! I feel that the wreath is very high quality and I feel like that if I would have spent money on this wreath out of my pocket that I would have gotten more than expected for the price!

Now, Balsam Hill has way more than just Artificial Christmas Wreaths, they also offer a wide selection of beautiful Artificial Christmas Trees that will sure to fit your style and I’m pretty sure you will find something well within your budget that will dress up your home full of holiday style without breaking the bank!

Bottom Line:

We love our new Christmas Wreath from Balsam Hill and we could not have been happier with the way it looks along with our home décor and I’m looking forward to having it a part of our holiday décor for many years to come!

If you are looking for new Artificial Christmas Trees or new Artificial Christmas Wreaths I highly recommend checking out the wonderful selection of both Christmas Wreaths and Christmas Trees and after my experience with Balsam Hill I will defiantly be going back for all my future holiday tree and wreath needs!

Buy It:
To purchase the Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath visit the Balsam Hill website!

Win It:
Balsam Hill has generously offered one of my readers 24” Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath (ARV $59.00) to help add some holiday charm to your home or office!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Balsam Hill and tell me another wreath or tree you would like to have! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Balsam Hill be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Balsam Hill on Twitter

6. “Like” Balsam Hill on Facebook

Giveaway ends Dec 23, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the wreath mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

152 comments:

  1. I would love to have the BH Fraser Fir
    Smoky Mountain Christmas Collection tree. Simply gorgeous!
    lisaberkery at gmail dot com

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  2. I follow via GFC under Lisa B.
    Entry 1
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  3. I follow via GFC under Lisa B.
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  4. I subscribe via reader.

    lisaberkery at gmail dot com

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  5. I follow Balsam Hill on Twitter. @Berksgirl

    lisaberkery at gmail dot com

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  6. I like Balsam Hill on Facebook under Lisa B.

    lisaberkery at gmail dot com

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  7. Tweeted under @Berksgirl and I follow: http://twitter.com/#!/BerksGirl/status/13318357965086720

    lisaberkery at gmail dot com

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  8. I love this Crimson Harvest Wreath: http://www.balsamhill.com/Crimson-Harvest-by-Balsam-Hill-p/cri-w.htm

    Thanks for the chance.
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  9. I like Balsam Hill on FB: Bekki Orr
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  10. Public follower #1
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  11. Public follower #2
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  12. Google Reader subscriber.
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  13. I like the BH Noble Fir Garland.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  14. I subscribe via e-mail-entry #1.

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  15. I subscribe via e-mail-entry #2.

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  16. I also like the Norway Spruce signature garland!

    CrystalW07 at aol.com

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  17. I follow you with GFC!

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  18. I follow with GFC- entry 2

    CrystalW07 at aol.com

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  19. I like the Crimson Harvest wreath under the LED section. Thank you for this giveaway!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. I like the Vintage Assortment ornaments.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I follow-GFC
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  22. I like the Denali White Spruce

    uncashbug6 at aol dot com

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  23. follow balsam hill on twitter @Ashbug622

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  24. follow via google.

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  25. follow via google.

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  26. "like" on facebook. #Ashley Elaine

    uncashbug6 at aol dot com

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  27. Aspen Silver Fir
    Aspen Christmas


    timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  28. Crimson Harvest Classics Collection is beautiful. Would love it to grace our home.
    tlmills4 at comcast dot net

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  29. I love the Crimson Harvest Wreath!

    Thanks!

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  30. I would love to have the BH Fraser Fir
    Smoky Mountain Christmas Collection tree.

    ginaomarrow@gmail.com

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  31. I follow you on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweeted this giveaway.

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  32. Subscribe to your feed via a reader

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  33. I would like the Balsam Hill Augusta Instant Evergreen
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  34. I follow via gfc
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  35. I follow via gfc 2
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  36. I am a facebook fan of Balsam Hill
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  37. i like the 24" crimson harvest wreath
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  38. gfc-heatheranya
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  40. I like the Vermont White Spruce wreath.

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  41. I like the Smoky Mountain spruce wreath.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  42. I like the colorado mountain spruce

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  43. gfc follower #1

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  44. gfc follower #2

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  45. following balsam hill via twitter

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  46. I like the 24" Crimson Harvest Wreath.
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  47. Follow via GFC (rae1124) #1
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  48. Follow via GFC (rae1124) #2
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  49. I follow Balsam Hill on twitter (@rae1124)
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  50. i would like to have the Crimson Harvest wreath
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  51. i like balsam hill on facebook (Tanya Riley)

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  52. I like the 16" English Boxwood wreath.

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  53. Colorado Mountain Spruce looks great.

    letessha@yahoo.com

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  54. i love the sugurlands spruce wreath also
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  55. follow on gfc
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  56. 2 follow on gfc
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  57. like balsam hill in fb/letesshaw
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  58. subscribe in google reader
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  59. follow them in twitter/dahliamomma



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  60. like balsam hill on fb as melissa barnes
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  61. I'd love to have the "Sugarlands Spruce" - 7.5' clear lights - Smoky Mountain Christmas Collection

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  62. i like the smokey mountain spruce wreath

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  63. follow via gfc 1/2

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  64. follow via gfc 2/2

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  65. Another wreath I would love to have is the Crimson Harvest.

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  66. I am a follower! #1

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  67. I am a follower! #2

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  68. I really like the Vermont White Spruce Tree
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  69. I'm a public follower.

    cheryl fowler
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    entry 1

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  70. I'm a public follower.

    cheryl fowler
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    entry 2

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  71. following Balsam Hill
    on twitter @Tx_Sweetie

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  72. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy holidays!
    =]

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  73. I like the BH Fraser Fir. Thanks!
    aleksa91 hotmail com

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  74. I love the Colorado Mountain Spruce Christmas tree

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  75. love the: http://www.balsamhill.com/Crimson-Harvest-by-Balsam-Hill-p/cri-w.htm

    bevwhip at yahoo dot com

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  76. I like the Rogue River Spruce.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  77. I like the crimson harvest wreath :)
    audreymorgan1971@gmail.com

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  78. I like their Blue Sprice 9 foot unlit tree. Thanks!
    aleksa91 hotmail com

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  79. I love the Aspen Silver Fir Aspen Christmas Wreath, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  80. We actually have one of their trees it is amazing- the most gorgeous I have seen. Of course the mini diva stole it and I am stuck with Charlie Brown's tree. ;)
    The BH Noble Fir is my choice.

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  81. I like the Mount Washington White
    Vermont Signature wreath lezanac@yahoo.com

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  82. I also like the Mount Washington White
    Vermont Signature wreath.

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  83. I would love to have the Mount Washington White Christmas Tree Vermont Signature

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  84. I subscribe through Google Reader

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  85. I follow Balsam Hill on Twitter @RazzMyBerry.

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  86. would love to have the westwood pine tree.thanks shelly robelady@hotmail.com

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  87. I would like to have the Westwood Pine Christmas Tree

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  88. I follow you with GFC

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  89. Aspen Silver Fir ® Aspen Christmas

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  90. Saratoga SpruceTree7'Narrow 50"Clear7503359

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  91. i would also like the BH Fraser Fir™
    Smoky Mountain Christmas Collection
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  92. I really like the Smoky Mountain Spruce. Like that it's slim and can fit it smaller, narrower spaces. Thank you for hosting!

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  93. Following you on twitter and tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/PennyZeni/statuses/17882910862348288

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  94. Subscribed to your feed via Google reader

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  95. I like the Berkshire Mountain Fir
    Classics Collection
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  96. I follow on google friend connect #1
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  97. I subscribe in google reader (Anne Jolly)
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  98. I like the Westwood Pine Classic Collection.

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  99. i would love to have the Crimson Harvest Wreath
    suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  100. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  101. My dream tree would be the Red Spruce Slim in the 12 foot height. But my husband would kill me if I spent $900 on a tree.
    couponsiwant(at)frontier(dot)com

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  102. tweet
    http://twitter.com/couponsiwant/status/17997449368969216
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  103. 1 Blogged about this post/giveaway: Thanks again!
    http://pennyzeni.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/balsam-hill-wreath-giveaway-at-the-cartoon-lovin-mama/

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  104. 2 Blogged about this post/giveaway: http://ow.ly/3tUxw

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  107. 5 Blogged about this post/giveaway: http://ow.ly/3tUxw
    Thank you and happy holidays!

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  108. I like the English Boxwood wreath. It's square, different. You could add some flowers to this and use it throughout the year too! Very nice. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :-) jen @ egetitfree dot com

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  109. I'm following you on Twitter and I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eGetitFree/status/18119842682896384
    jen @ egetitfree dot com

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  110. I used the Interactive Tree Finder :) Cool! and found the 7.5 foot Aspen Silver Fir Tree. Beautiful!!

    janetandmaya at yahoo dot com

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  111. gfc follower #1
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  112. gfc follower #2
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  113. subscribed with google reader!
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  114. I blogged
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  115. I blogged
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  116. I blogged
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  117. I blogged
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  118. I blogged
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  119. following balsam hill on twitter (@JanetandMaya)
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  120. Liked Balsam Hill on FB (Janet Maya Carpenter)
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  121. following you on twitter and tweeted
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  122. Love the 2009 Aspen Silver Fir, the perfect size for my apt!

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  123. I subscribe via Google Reader.

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  124. I love the festive Crimson Harvest wreath! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  125. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #1

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  126. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #2

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  127. I'm a feed subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  128. Likes Balsam Hill on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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