Sunday, March 22, 2009

Kimochis: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 305 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Felicia & Brandon!

I am so thrilled to share this adorable company with you. Kimochis takes plush toys to an entirely new level. The Kimochis dolls are a wonderful learning tool for children. These empowering tools for kids help them express their feelings in a loving and fun way.


Here is some information behind this genius idea:

"Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means "feeling" in Japanese. And Kimochis are what come inside each character! Kimochis are small pillows with a feeling on one side, and a facial expression on the other. Using the characters and their Kimochis, kids can get in touch with their emotions in a fun and comfortable way, building self-esteem and confidence one feeling at a time!"

I received their Kimochi Bug and Mixed Feelings Pack 1 and my daughter and I think it's the cutest toy ever. The concept behind Kimochis is smart and innovative. Children and parents are really loving what this company provides. Kids are able to deal with their feelings in an interesting and intriguing way. The Kimochi plush feelings can be placed right inside the bug's pocket. Each doll includes 3 feelings.


Kimochis has been featured in the magazines Mothering, Wonder Time and Parenting. I can see why so many parents, psychologists and children love their products. They really help children identify with their own feelings and emotions by interacting with the dolls. Children are instantly drawn to these cuddly characters and learn how to express themselves through the use of Kimochis.

Their website is really darling. Visit them with your little one. I'm sure they'll love looking at their fun characters with you. They have a great section for parents too.

Kimochis would like to offer one lucky reader a Kimochi doll of your choice!

To enter this precious GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the one doll you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

For more entries, you can:
  • Subscribe to my blog via email or to my posts via feed (located on the right hand side of this blog) and let me know you did - be the first to know about these fantastic giveaways
  • Blog about this giveaway (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and let me know the address so I can find it
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the address so I can find it
  • Tell me why you want/relate to this toy
    Tell me how you will use this toy
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me: susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on March 29th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 30th.

305 comments:

  1. I love the Kimochi Bug Box Caterpillar.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  2. My son would like the huggtopus doll. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  3. How cute! I really like the Cat Kimochi doll!


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  4. would use to show the power of love and caring but also letting go- hard to explain but there are circumstances this would be great

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  5. huggtopus doll is just way too cute but i think my little kitten loving sweetie would love cat kimochi.

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  6. i'm a feed subscriber.

    adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com

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  7. What a great idea. I like the Kimochi Bug Box.

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  8. I would like/want this toy for my son- it's hard to find good toys for boys sometimes, lots of trucks, but not too many cuddly things.

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  9. I love the lovey dovey birds.

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  10. my son has and old octapus that uses his arms to catch his bad dreams he needs a new one this would be perfect

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  11. I like the Kimochi Bug Box! :)

    winitmama@gmail.com

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  12. Thank you so much for featuring this company!!!!!

    I would choose, hands down, the Lovey Dove doll because that is what I call my little one, my Lovey Dove. I even have a song called "Lovey Dove" that I made up for him at bedtime. If I don't win this contest, I will be buying one of these!!!

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  13. I subscribe! :)

    winitmama@gmail.com

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  14. Button on my blog!
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  15. I think this toy would be perfect for my little one! :)

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  16. So, I wrote how much I love the Lovey Dove character, but then went to the store and she is not one of the animals you can buy! Oh no!!!

    Anyways, I would love to have this toy so I can start teaching my son about feelings. He's at the right age to start!

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  17. The Kimochi Bug is so adorable!!!

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  18. I have your button on my blog - http://www.frontporchreviews.com

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  19. My daughter loves her ugly doll and I would love to give her another stuffed friend to keep her company. Especially since these are so darn cute!!

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  20. Huggtopus is just so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I love the Cloud Kimochi~

    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  22. I love the Bug! Thanks

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

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  23. I want this toy for my God-daughter. It kinda reminds me of Care Bears from my time, since they too are cute, plush characters that encourage the discussion of feelings.

    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  24. I really like the Kimochi Bug Box Caterpillar!

    Too Cute :)

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  25. I would give this Cutie to my middle daughter, who needs a lift in self-esteem every now & then :)

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  26. I subscribe

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  27. I like the HUGGS!!!
    Carla
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  28. I like the Kimochi Bug Box!
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  29. subscriber
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  31. http://twitter.com/tweet4sweeps/status/1373674252
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  32. I love the bug!


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  33. subscriber

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  34. I want to win this to give to my daughter because her nickname is Bug

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  35. A Huggtopus would be wonderful!

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  36. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1373717039

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  37. We come from a very traditional family that sometimes does not encourage feeling talk but with this it would really help with my little one! I don't want him to be raised in such a "traditional" manner when it comes to expressing feelings.

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  38. My favorite one is Hugs.

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  39. I blogged http://andadelinetoo.blogspot.com

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  40. I have your button http://andadelinetoo.blogspot.com

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  41. The Cloud and Lovey Dove are adorable.

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  42. I tweeted / lisagee123 The Funky Monkey~Kimochi Plush Doll giveaway~http://tinyurl.com/cb548uless than 5 seconds ago from web

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  43. Huggtopus would be Alison's choice. She is such a hugger herself.

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  44. the bug box caterpillar is too cute!

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  45. My favorite is the Kimochi Bug Box Caterpillar.
    -Terra H.
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  46. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
    -Terra H.
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  48. I think Cloud is the cutest thing ever!
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  49. I would choose the Cat Kimochi

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  50. I would choose the Cat Kimochis cause all of my kids LOVE cats.

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  51. I love the Cloud one. These are darling and I've been checking them out a lot.
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  52. Tweet! https://twitter.com/meredycat
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  53. I love this because when I was little I had a glow worm that I told all my deepest feelings too. These are even better!
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  54. I would give this to my niece or my future foster child. :)
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  55. They are all really cute, but my favorite is the Kimochi Huggtopus!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
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  56. the Kimochi Bug Box mverno@roadrunner.com

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  57. the Cat Kimochi is my favorite!

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  58. I tweeted the giveaway. slmiresse

    slmiresseWin a cute Kimochi doll at The Funky Monkey. http://tinyurl.com/cb548u

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  59. I'd give this to my grandsons. I think it's a great way to get them to talk about feelings.

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  60. I emailed three friends about this giveaway.

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  61. I like the Huggtopus creature,never saw one like this before,too cute they are




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  62. I am a subscriber


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  63. This would be for my grandson,an I think he would like it because its different from any of the toys he has now,an would learn its okay to be different an still be fun to play with



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  64. I LOVE Cloud! So cute!

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  65. I subscribe to your rss

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  66. I have your button

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  67. tweeted

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  68. I love these because they are smart and cute. I want to help my son from a young age to be able to communicate with us openly, honestly and easily.

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  69. Oh what a precious website!!! My son would love the Kimochi Huggtopus Box!

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  70. I subscribe to your feed.

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  71. I love the Huggtopus doll!
    What a great website they have!
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  72. I would use this toy with my daughter to get her comfortable at expressing her feelings

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  73. I love them all!!!!! If I could just choose one, I would choose Huggs the Huggtopus. I have never seen these before. Thanks for introducing us to them.

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  74. I would use this with my grandchildren. What a wonderful way to encourage children to express their emotions.

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  75. My favorite is the Kimochi Bug Box

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  76. I like Huggs!
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  77. I subscribe!
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  78. Huggs could help teach my son about personal space and love.
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  79. I liked bug, although they were all really cute.


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  80. Love the Cat Kimochi doll!

    katie_kitty@msn.com

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  81. I am a subscriber


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  82. I subscribe!

    katie_kitty@msn.com

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  83. I love the Kimochi Huggtopus box. Like the description says, "Everyone needs a hug". It is so cute!

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  84. I would use this to show my grandson and niece that I still love them and hug them even when Nana (aka Aunt Gail) has to correct them.

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  85. My daughter would go insane over the CAT, she is a kitty fiend! :)

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  86. I think I would use it to help my daughter describe her feelings, she's in the terrible 2 stage and *anything* to help her communicate is A+ in my book! :)

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  87. I like the Cloud Box. too cute. drala625 at yahoo dot com

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  88. I have your button http://one2try.blogspot.com/

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  89. Heres a tweet http://twitter.com/drala625/status/1376170245

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  90. I love the Lovey Dove

    inman@mobap.edu

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  91. I subscribe

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  92. I just love Cloud. He's just so adorable! Thank you!

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  93. I can relate to Cloud because my granddaughter is just like him. One minute happy go lucky and the next crying. When she gets like this I would had her Cloud to make him feel better and hopefully have her happy again. (hope this isn't a double post I hit an error on my other comment)

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  94. I like the Kimochi Ladybug.
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  95. I am an email subscriber.
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  96. I would use this toy in my daycare setting.
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

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  97. I really like the Huggtopus, it's adorable.

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  98. I love the Kimochi Cat doll.

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  99. I like the Kimochi Cloud - too cute

    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  100. I subscribe

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  101. I love the Kimochi Cloud Box

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  102. My kids would love the huggtopus doll.

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  103. My fave doll is the Kimochi Bug Box.

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  104. That would be for my daughter.

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  105. I can relate to these dolls because everyone needs some reassurance now and then.

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  106. Got your button.
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  107. Bug is adorable-in fact the whole web site is cute too!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  108. I have your button!
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  109. My fave is Hugtopus!

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  110. I subscribe

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  111. I like Bug!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  112. Oh my goodness these are just to cute for words! What a great concept! I think the Kimochi Bug Box Caterpillar is just so sweet! Thanks for the contest! :)

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  113. These are SO cute! I like the Bug. He reminds me of my oldest son.

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  114. I would use the bug to help talk to my son about changes and transitions.

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  115. I love the cat. so cute. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  116. I subscribe. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  117. I would like this for my daughter. she is in a huge learning stage right now and I think she would love this. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  118. I would love the Kimochi Cloud box for my son!

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  119. I subscribe via google reader

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  120. My favorite is the Kimochi Bug. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bayview99/status/1379890288

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  122. I have your button: http://extra-entries.blogspot.com/

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  123. I would like this toy so that I can donate it at the local womens shelter.

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  124. I emailed three people and copied you.

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  125. The Huggtopus! It's too cute!

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  126. I subscribe!

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  127. I have your button!

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  128. huggtopus is too cute, my daughter would love it!

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  129. The Huggtopus is my fave!! Thanks for the chance.

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  130. I subscribe to your blog!

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  131. I would want this toy for my younger son who has had trouble at school expressing himself when he's got strong feelings (sad or mad). This might help him instead of him acting out.

    ezra_pandora@yahoo.com

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  132. I like the Kimochi Bug Box Caterpillar the best

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  133. The fact is they are all utterly adorable - and as much as I love cat - the Kimochi Huggtopus doll is simply irresistible! (All of the "Boxes" are precious too!)

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  134. I am an email subscriber at
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  135. I love the bug. I forgot to leave my e-mail.

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  136. Oh my gosh, these are absolutely adorable! I love them all, but think my daughter would like the bug the best, thanks!

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  137. Your button is on my sidebar, thanks

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  138. Blogged here: http://tinyurl.com/dcydsj

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  139. i subscribed
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  140. Love, Lovey Dove :)

    Thanks for this great giveaway!
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  141. Love the Kimochi Cloud Box.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
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  142. subscriber

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  143. i have your button

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  144. i'm in love with them all but the one ifind to be realy sweet is the lady bug one its cute add me in please thanks jenny9675309@yahoo.com

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  145. I have your button on my blog! http://sanityisforthosewithoutchildren.blogspot.com/

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  146. I would love to win the "Cloud" Kimochi, it is unpredictible and has a "gray" personality, just like a child a take care of. They would love this toy. I love the concept.
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  147. Love the Kimochi Bug Box Caterpillar. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  148. i tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Twinsmama12

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  149. My son would love the huggtopus. These are the best idea.


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  150. I subscribe.

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  151. I am a licensed therapist and am always looking for new ways to help the kids I work with to talk or express their feelings. These dolls would work great and would give them a safe way to relate how they feel to others.

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  152. I'm a Nurse in a Pediatric Clinic/day habilitation, and I love "Bug" and "Cloud" I sure could use any of this w/our Kiddos! (and my own Grandson would love them, too!)

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  153. I love the Huggtopus. He's very cute and my daughter liked him best, too.

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  154. I would use it with my kids. It would be great when they are sick or feeling sad to give them an extra "Hugg". It would also be great to use to teach my 2 year old about feeling.

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  156. I like th cat. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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