Oreck Halo - WIN !!!!

My old vacuum was on its last leg and I was on the search for a new one when I came across the NEW Oreck Halo. The first thing that caught my eye was that it had a UV-C germicidal light. The new Oreck Halo not only vacuums up dirt and debris, it also has a UV-C light chamber that kills many microscopic germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, dust mite eggs, and flea eggs. Your carpet and floors will be clean and nearly free of germs without using any chemicals.

My middle son has RAD ( Reactive airway disease) which is along the same lines as asthma. My first thought was "WOW, this might make our home a safer environment for him." So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Oreck sent the new Halo for us to review! When It arrived it was very simple to put together and ready to use in minutes. I thought I was excited about it arriving but to my surprise my husband had to be the first to vacuum with it!

A FEW HOME HYGIENE FAST FACTS :
  • One square inch of carpet can contain more than 200,000 bacteria particles,
  • compared to 49 bacteria particles found on a household toilet seat.
  • Carpet can contain as many as 100,000 dust mites per square yard.
  • Dust mites are one of the leading causes of indoor allergies, in particular asthma.
Check out this before and after video.


How the Oreck Halo works :
The Oreck Halo is the only upright vacuum that uses Oreck Halo UV-C Technology to kill many germs that can live and breed on your carpets and hard floor surfaces. It cleans the dirt you see on your floors, and, using Oreck Halo UV-C Technology, it can also kill many of the microscopic dust mite eggs, bacteria, viruses, molds, flea eggs, and other germs you can’t see. It does this all without the use of chemicals, making your life easier because you are vacuuming and killing germs in one step. The Oreck Halo has been independently tested and proven to instantly kill more than 99 percent of germs on surfaces exposed to its UV-C light. It features two high-powered motors: One drives the “brushroll” that fluffs up your carpet’s nap and the other delivers maximum suction and pickup, which means dirt and germs are quickly trapped inside the Oreck Halo’s HEPA 13 filter bag for safe removal. The filter bag uses a fiber that creates a nearly impenetrable wall. It’s so tightly woven that dead germs, bacteria, viruses, allergens and mold stay inside while Oreck’s patented Sani-Seal tab prevents dust and filth from escaping.

The Oreck Halo operates like other vacuums, except it uses a highly advanced, patented light chamber on the bottom of the vacuum that controls the heat, amplification and focus of the UV-C light and projects it downward and outward.
  • Switch the vacuum from "Off" to an "On" or "Brushroll On" setting via a switch on the back of the unit’s torso.
  • Press a foot lever to incline the unit’s torso and telescoping handle.
  • Press a trigger in the handle to activate the UV-C light. A logo on the top of the unit’s base glows to indicate the UV-C light is engaged.
  • Run the vacuum over your carpets as you normally would, killing unseen germs,bacteria, viruses, allergens and mold on all household floor surfaces.
  • If you’re using the Oreck Halo on non-carpeted surfaces, turn off the Brushroll on setting.
  • The Oreck Halo glows blue as it kills dust mite eggs, flea eggs, bacteria and other germs.


See the Oreck Halo in action !!!




The Oreck Halo also has a hose and brush attachment that can reach 13 feet. These aid in getting into those hard to reach places. It has a powerful suction that had my sofa and chairs clean in no time !

I was surprised with the following video when comparing a canister vacuum (like my old one) to the Oreck Halo.



Every time I use this vacuum it gives me a good feeling as a Mom know I am doing something that is GREAT for my family's health. I like that is is not an extra step to my cleaning routine but just a change to the tool I use to do it with !

Oreck Halo Basic Specs
• Upright
• Price: $599.95
• Weight 17 lbs.
• HEPA 13 filter bag
• UV-C germicidal light
• Warranty: Vacuum, 3 years; UV-C light bulb, 5 years



I was worried about going from a canister to a bag vacuum. I was worried if it would cost me an arm and leg for bags and that they would be hard to find. To my surprise the answer to both questions was NO !!!
I purchased a pack of 8 bags for the Oreck Halo at a local Oreck dealer for right under $30. I think that is a great deal and very convenient to buy. If you do not have a local Oreck Dealer near you , they can also be purchased online.


WINNER !
A Oreck Halo !!!

1374. Swamp Suzie said...

I commented on thursday-morning-fun-from-tbs!


Winner has been emailed, you have 48 hours to reply !

*This is solely the opinion of Life In A House Of Blue. Other people may have different experiences with this product. Thank you to Oreck for providing a product for this review.*

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  1. mar said...

    It kills E-coli microorganisms!

  2. cloud10277 said...

    The Oreck Halo kills E.coli.

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  3. tawnda said...

    it kills e.coli!

  4. tawnda said...

    blogger follower

  5. tawnda said...

    entered at The Mom Buzz

  6. tawnda said...

    comment at http://www.lifeinahouseofblue.com/2009/06/customize-your-own-jones-soda-win.html

  7. Annette Doggett said...

    It kills bacteria, viruses and mold! I feel better and healthier all ready.
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  8. Patty said...

    E-coli! which is cool!

  9. Annette Doggett said...

    I am following on twitter and tweeted the contest
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  10. Patty said...

    I am a follower!

  11. Patty said...

    I also follow you on Twitter scienceesl

  12. Shel said...

    Flea eggs & mold

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  13. Shel said...

    I have your button
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  14. Shel said...

    I follow your blog

  15. Shel said...

    I'm an email subscriber

  16. Shel said...

    You're on my blogroll
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  17. Shel said...

    Facebook Fan (Michelle Hudak)

  18. Shel said...

    I follow on twitter & I tweeted:
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  19. Shel said...

    I entered the MomBuzz Oreck giveaway

  20. joannaonthelake said...

    Wowza! One of the microorganisms that the Oreck Halo kills with its UV-C light Dust Mite Eggs and E. Coli. It is so amazing to me that all this can be done just by vacuuming as you normally would, and let this genius UV-C light do the work! With 3 young children and 2 dogs we truly need this in our home. Living on the lake everything gets moldy and dusty fast so this vacuum is my idea of a dream machine! Thanks so much for the chance to enter.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

  21. joannaonthelake said...

    I am following you on twitter and here is the link to my tweet:

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  22. joannaonthelake said...

    I have added your Life In A House Of Blue Button on my blog
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  23. joannaonthelake said...

    I have added you to my Blog Roll

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  24. joannaonthelake said...

    I am following your Blog
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  25. joannaonthelake said...

    I am an Email Subscriber
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  26. joannaonthelake said...

    I Visited The Mom Buzz and entered Erin's Oreck Halo Contest.
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  27. joannaonthelake said...

    I am a fan of Life In A House Of Blue on Facebook, my username there is Joanna Smith
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  28. joannaonthelake said...

    I Blogged about this giveaway and included both links:

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    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

  29. Sarah D. said...

    Ew, dust mites... the halo oreck can help reduce their populations. Ew, I don't even want to think about it.

  30. aprilgup said...

    It kills Hepatitis! This is an impressive vacuum!
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  31. Dana said...

    It kills Antrax

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  32. Dana said...

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  33. Kari said...

    It kills dust mite eggs and mold (which I am very allergic to). Thanks! Great product.

  34. Dana said...

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  35. Kari said...

    Your button is on my blog sidebar.

  36. Dana said...

    I follow

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  37. Kari said...

    I'm a blog follower.

  38. Dana said...

    I subscribe
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  39. Dana said...

    entered @ The Mom Buzz


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  40. Dana said...

    Fan On Facebook
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  41. Double Dipped Sweets said...

    The Oreck kills E-coli! Very nice. I would love one of these!

  42. Double Dipped Sweets said...

    I'm a tweet follower http://twitter.com/DDSweets
    and I tweeted:

  43. Double Dipped Sweets said...

    I'm following your blog!

  44. judybrittle said...

    It kills dust mite eggs. Love this! Thank you so much!

  45. judybrittle said...

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted
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  46. judybrittle said...

    I'm a follower.

  47. judybrittle said...

    I'm a subscriber.

  48. Kari said...

    I'm a twitter follower and tweeted about your giveaway. thanks.

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  49. JenOms said...

    It kills e.coli.

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  50. judybrittle said...

    I entered the giveaway at The Mom Buzz.

  51. samantha said...

    Mold and e-coli!

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  52. samantha said...

    I subscribe via email!

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  53. judybrittle said...

    Facebook fan
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  54. JenOms said...

    Entered contest on The Mom Buzz.

  55. samantha said...

    I follow you and I tweeted:

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  56. Miss Manda said...

    Would love this! It kills even anthrax, polio and hepatitis?!?! Crazy


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  57. Miss Manda said...

    Follow your blog

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  58. Miss Manda said...

    Youre on my blogroll

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    Have your button

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  60. Miss Manda said...

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  63. samantha said...

    I entered at The Mom Buzz!

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  64. Miss Manda said...

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  65. Melissa said...

    One of the microorganisms that the Oreck Halo kills is Hepatitis.

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  66. Melissa said...

    I follow on twitter.
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  67. Melissa said...

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  70. Melissa said...

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  71. ethnically ambiguous said...

    one of the microorganisms that the Oreck Halo kills with its UV-C light is e-coli...ewl!

  72. ethnically ambiguous said...

    i have your button

  73. ethnically ambiguous said...

    you are on my blog roll

  74. ethnically ambiguous said...

    i follow

  75. ethnically ambiguous said...

    facebook fan!

  76. ethnically ambiguous said...

    entered at Mom Buzz:)

  77. kmg365 said...

    It kills dust mite eggs, flea eggs, and viruses.

  78. Miss Manda said...

    tweet

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  79. Melissa said...

    I blogged about it here: http://lilahbean.blogspot.com/2009/07/oreck-halo-vacuum-review-2-giveaways.html

    JanuaryWish at verizon dot net

  80. Amanda said...

    It kills mold! AWESOME!

  81. Amanda said...

    I entered the Mom Buzz

  82. jellosheriff said...

    It kills ecoli.
    My hotmail address is in my blogger profile. (jennifer228)

  83. jellosheriff said...

    http://twitter.com/jellosheriff/status/2422309165

  84. Verging on 40 said...

    The Oreck Halo kills E. Coli

  85. KPort207 said...

    The Oreck Halo kills E Coli. Thanks.

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  86. tegelund said...

    Gets rid of dust mites.

  87. 5webs said...

    The UV-C Light kills bacteria, viruses, and mold. We have a lot of bacteria, I think, because I have a three-year-old, a two-year-old, and a one-year-old, and they are always dropping food particles everywhere (which then decay), and they are little germ factories themselves since they track in a lot of stuff from outdoors.
    Alicia Webster
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  88. 5webs said...

    I follow your blog.
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  89. harleymanhawk said...

    It kills flea eggs which is what would help in my house!!

  90. 5webs said...

    I subscribe via E-mail.
    Alicia Webster
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  91. Leslie said...

    It kills mold, and ecoli--I want this vacuum.

  92. 5webs said...

    I entered the Halo contest on The Mom Buzz.
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  93. Leslie said...

    I have your button

  94. Leslie said...

    I follow your blog

  95. Leslie said...

    I subscribe: mattles22@yahoo.com

  96. Leslie said...

    I entered at The Mom Buzz

  97. 5webs said...

    I am a fan on Facebook.
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  98. Leslie said...

    I am a fan on facebook: mattles22@yahoo.com

  99. peg42 said...

    One is the Rhinovirus.
    Thanks.

  100. peg42 said...

    Follower.

  101. peg42 said...

    Subscriber

  102. peg42 said...

    Entered over at Mom Buzz

  103. peg42 said...

    Facebook friend.
    Thank you so much!

  104. Courtney said...

    it kills flea eggs! vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

  105. Courtney said...

    i entered the mom buzz contest vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

  106. Courtney said...

    i'm a subscriber vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

  107. Miss Manda said...

    tweet

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  108. Frantic Holly said...

    It kills e. coli

  109. Frantic Holly said...

    Entered at Mom Buzz

  110. eve said...

    ecoli- yuck! I need one of these badly! We have a cheapo from walmart!

    evelester@gmail.com

  111. Sue E said...

    Dust mite eggs is one of the many microorganisms that the Oreck Halo kills. I would love to own one. Thanks for the chance!
    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

  112. linda a said...

    dust mites, e coli, disgusting...thank you
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  113. Sue E said...

    entered at The Mom Buzz

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  114. Beth said...

    It kills flea eggs.

  115. Beth said...

    I entered the contest at the Mom Buzz.

  116. Fangirl Jen said...

    Mold and Dustmites!

  117. Fangirl Jen said...

    You are on my blogroll.

  118. Fangirl Jen said...

    I entered Erin's Oreck giveaway.

  119. Sonya said...

    It kills dust mite eggs. Thanks!

  120. Sonya said...

    I follow your blog as Sonya

  121. dman54 said...

    This kills dust mites, that is awesome.

  122. Mamushi Love said...

    It kills off mold.

  123. Sonya said...

    I subscribe via e-mail. Thanks!

  124. Sonya said...

    I entered at the Mom Buzz

  125. Mamushi Love said...

    I entered the giveaway at Mom Buzz.

  126. Erica C. said...

    flea eggs...gross!

  127. Miss Manda said...

    tweet

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  128. myntric said...

    e-coli!

  129. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    e.coli

  130. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    subscriber

  131. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    follower

  132. traymona said...

    The Oreck Halo kills E.coli.
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  133. Theresa said...

    It kills e.coli.

  134. Theresa said...

    I subscribed to your blog via email.

  135. Theresa said...

    I entered Erin's Oreck Halo Contest

  136. FayeFaye said...

    wow great giveaway

    it kills rhinovirus and e coli

    thanks!!

    luckymatt5 AT gmail DOT com

  137. madden77 said...

    It kills E-Coli.

  138. Just For Me And You-Megan&Erica said...

    It kills E.Coli.

  139. Just For Me And You-Megan&Erica said...

    Follow you and twittered here: https://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2426247641

  140. Just For Me And You-Megan&Erica said...

    Your button is on my blog.

  141. Just For Me And You-Megan&Erica said...

    I follow.

  142. Just For Me And You-Megan&Erica said...

    I subscribe.

  143. Just For Me And You-Megan&Erica said...

    I entered at The Mom Buzz.

  144. Just For Me And You-Megan&Erica said...

    Im a fan on Facebook-Megan Wallace Rogers

  145. deedleweedle said...

    It kills E.Coli

  146. Theresa said...

    The Oreck kills e.coli & mold!

  147. lisagee1234 said...

    E-coli
    and-----
    Dust Mite Eggs
    Viruses
    Bacteria
    Flea Eggs
    Lice
    Mold

  148. lisagee1234 said...

    tweeted & follow

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  149. dwhogan said...

    kills E.coli dead

  150. susan said...

    It kills E-coli in less than a second!

  151. susan said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/2427480736

  152. susan said...

    I follow.

  153. susan said...

    I subscribe via e-mail.

  154. susan said...

    I entered Erin's Oreck Halo Contest.

  155. susan said...

    I'm a fan of Life In A House Of Blue on Facebook.

  156. jkebeans said...

    As a person with allergies this vacuum would be awesome...The UV light kills Dust mite eggs, flea eggs, mold, bacteria, germs, and other microorganisms, and since I am allergic to most of these microorganisms..I think I would love this vacuum!

  157. Kia89 said...

    It kills flea eggs.
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  158. Anonymous said...

    I learned that this vacuum does better than steam cleaners because it doesn't need to use water.

    joanmurraycefalu@netzero.net

  159. Deborah Stinson-editor said...

    The Oreck Halo kills mold, plus several other things! I love its flea-killing power and that UV-C light. sierramuse8 at aol dot com.

  160. CrazyDaisy said...

    Kills e-coli which is great! don't want that on my floors.

  161. CrazyDaisy said...

    I follow.

  162. CrazyDaisy said...

    entered at The mom Buzz

  163. ruppbc said...

    It kills e.coli! - ruppbc@yahoo.com

  164. 1agordon said...

    E. Coli.

  165. jlmk said...

    The light kills e.coli. And to think, the current vacuum I have doesn't even remove the stuff I can see!

  166. throuthehaze said...

    it kills e coli

  167. throuthehaze said...

    entered at the mom buzz

  168. throuthehaze said...

    follower

  169. throuthehaze said...

    subscriber

  170. throuthehaze said...

    i have your button

  171. throuthehaze said...

    on my blogroll

  172. debbiekl said...

    Oh man - I really need a new vacuum. I have an older Oreck now, but it doesn't have the hose attachment which I really need. It kills Mold.

  173. debbiekl said...

    I follow

  174. debbiekl said...

    e-mail subscriber

  175. debbiekl said...

    I entered on The Mom Buzz

  176. bridget3420 said...

    It kills dust mite eggs

  177. bridget3420 said...

    Following on twitter & tweet

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  178. bridget3420 said...

    Your button is on my sidebar

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  179. bridget3420 said...

    Blog follower

  180. bridget3420 said...

    Email subscriber

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  181. bridget3420 said...

    Entered Halo giveaway at The Mom Buzz

  182. bridget3420 said...

    Facebook fan - Bridget Hopper

  183. Linda6506 said...

    Bacteria and mold. I also entered on The Mom Buzz.

  184. spitfyr323 said...

    One of the microorganisms that the Oreck Halo kills with its UV-C light is dust mite eggs. YUCK!

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  185. spitfyr323 said...

    I entered at Mom Buzz!

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  186. spitfyr323 said...

    I'm an e-mail subscriber!

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  187. greyswanprincess@yahoo.com said...

    i cant believe it kills polio! how do they even khnow that? thats awsome.

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  188. TX_Jen34 said...

    It kills the rhinovirus.

  189. TX_Jen34 said...

    follow on twitter and tweeted.
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  190. TX_Jen34 said...

    I subscribe.

  191. TX_Jen34 said...

    I follow your blog.

  192. TX_Jen34 said...

    fan on facebook

  193. TX_Jen34 said...

    entered at mombuzz

  194. Julie L. said...

    e. coli
    my little got this when she was 15 months old a was hospitalized for a week. horrible horrible germs.

    banzonj1 AT gmail DOT com

  195. judybrittle said...

    Tweeted
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  196. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

    Dust Mites- yuck!

  197. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

    Tweeted- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/2431369492

  198. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

    Added your button

  199. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

    Added you to blogroll

  200. joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

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