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Monday, January 23, 2012

Bubbles of Love: SpiritHoods His/Hers Giveaway and Review~ 2/7


Momma Told Me: Nothing gets in the way of animal attraction.

When we're young we aspire to be many things; doctors, ballerinas, even dinosaurs. We look at the world around us and think, 'Wouldn't it be fun just to be something different for one day?' We wonder how it feels to soar through the clouds, like a majestic eagle, or what a tiger thinks just before it leaps towards it's prey. We imagine swimming in the ocean alongside a family of dolphins, feeling the warm air against our face as we dance along the surface- or just how good that sweet spot feels when we scratch our pup's favorite spot. Animals have no laws, no curfews, no bills- just instinct, the instinct to do what each and every one of them are engineered best to do. Some are companions, others are hunters, and some simply coexist peacefully without mind or care of anything else around them.



I can think of few more romantic notions than that to sport the skin of your favorite animal and run free for a single day. What would you do with one day? So many of us 'adults' grow out of the childlike wonder that fosters this rebellious notion, as we fall further into the daily grind, and mountain of responsibilities, we seem to lose touch with what life's all about; living. Sometimes I work through days and nights, until I feel a great weight upon my chest. I'll glance out the nearby window, hearing the distant birds singing, and the warm sun, streaking through branches. It's so easy to forget what we do it all for, but so hard to remember! We work to pay the bills, to feed our families, to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe; that's the way of being human, right? But what is it, truly, all for if we never take the time to live? It's a new year, full of new hope, and new opportunities- take a moment to step away from the computer, away from life. Get out and dress up with the kids, take your sweetie on an impromptu road trip, try a new recipe- get messy.


It's no secret, to my loyal fan base, one of my favorite fashion accessories (and life tools), is SpiritHoods. Possibly more valuable to me than any number of hours spent unloading on a couch in a stuffy office, SpiritHoods bring out the inner child. With a clear mission that transcends any single explanation, SpiritHoods aims to unlock unique individual experiences for each wearer. Their demographic isn't just couture addicts, quirky teenagers, or even women. The SpiritHoods range spans youth fashions to gender neutral designs worn by men. Perhaps what is most identifiable about the label, aside from the wide variety of primal inspiration, is the introduction of full length hoods with faux scarves, perfect for Winter fashion! These accessories are pieces of headgear designed to resemble a designated animal in silhouette, texture, and spirit, featuring attached mitts.


These quasi 'mitts' often include an underside with paw graphics, and pockets for the wearer to place their hands in. They're arguably more 'play' than utility, but a distinct feature of the brand, none the less. Designs like the captivating Night Owl hood solely serve to add mystique, frame the face, and keep the wearer warm (yes, people wear these just as much for function, too!) SpiritHoods animal inspirations range from Gray Wolf and Zebra to the newer Nighthawk and Red Fox. Though it's natural to gravitate towards your favorite animal, I was surprised to find myself collecting the Husky and Leopard hoods, long before my trademark panda.


SpiritHoods also aims to educate owners about the embodiment of each hood's animalistic 'spirit'. While you might love cuddly pandas, like me, the playful Kitty or even Skunk might speak to your inner animal 'spirit'. Each hood possesses defined traits for the animal it embodies, along with traits of those who would be attracted to it. Additionally, the brand's PRO BLUE initiative means 10% of all net profits, from items donning the PRO BLUE label, are donated directly to a non-profit organization benefiting the specific spirit animal! Most importantly, there are never any animals harmed to produce these stunning pieces of fashion! I have a collection of hoods, and I am constantly asked about their material base and origin. SpiritHoods are always cruelty free and made from synthetic materials, despite their impressively high quality. You may find felt based hoods at your local gas station for $20, but they don't hold a candle in comfort or durability to the original thing!



Your SpiritHoods will always arrive nestled neatly within tissue paper and with accompanying literature, ready to gift. Don't be mistaken by cheap knock offs, if it doesn't have the SpiritHoods fabric ear tag, it's not genuine! Attached to the ear, via tiny safety pin, is a fabric label and breakdown of animal traits. Made with 100% acrylic faux fur and a soft 50/50 Rayon/Linen lining, the original full length hoods are relaxed and beg to be touched. Inside the long flaps are stylish pockets, great for warming the hands or mock maulings (my personal preference). Between the two flaps, directly below the wearer's chin, is a brass or pewter toned knob for fastening the hood and styling. Occasionally I'll toss one flap over my shoulder, in shawl fashion, or criss-cross the arms, but I rather enjoy the haphazard appeal of the free moving 'arms'.


We received a Full Length Grizzly Bear (For Men) and a Full Length Panda Bear (For Women) for a photo shoot and feature during Bubbles of Love. I must say, of the Bear fashions, the brand's newest Brown Bear (Flannel), is actually my preferred. Just enough spirit, mixed with fashion, to work for your resident 'tough man'. I should also note that not all hoods are ProBlue, as, thankfully, not all the animals portrayed are in danger of extinction. My Panda Hood does, however, support the ProBlue efforts! My other half has been stealing my SpiritHoods for quite some time, despite a complaint about how 'girly' the Leopard and Husky seemed. When I asked him what might make the SpiritHoods more masculine, to him, he shared a desire for a shorter, half hood. While the half hoods have made appearances online at various times, we, Spirit Heads, will have to wait for the Spring Collection to get our hands on the newer versions.


Currently, we're still in the early, enough, stages of our relationship for an impromptu SpiritHood shoot to be a real treat. Much to our friends and family's, likely, dismay, we enjoyed frolicking in the local orchard and goofing off for an afternoon. One the hood goes on, it's hard to worry about deadlines or payments, or obligations. We're just two bears, in the wild, trying to figure out what all this 'fuss' is about. You already know I love my SpiritHoods, but it seems I've certainly converted another to the tribe! Still doe eyed enough to enjoy wearing matching outfits (yes, I just admitted that), I love to hear my Grizzly ask, "Can we wear our hoods today?" Yes, that makes me a very happy, in love, Panda indeed! Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's, with family, friends, or loved ones.... For more on SpiritHoods, see my Review here.

What Daughter Says: SpiritHoods has an entire range of Mens styles, you just might be surprised by your other half!


One Momma Told Me follower will win a His/Hers SpiritHoods Set- 2 Full Length SpiritHoods of Choice!







a Rafflecopter giveaway

114 comments:

  1. I would choose the Husky (Plaid)woman & Tiger for men.

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  2. I love the Leopard and the Tiger prints!

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  3. i'd pick the red wolf and polar bear :)

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  4. I'd pick the Night Owl and the Boys Gray Wolf.

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  5. Grey Wolf for me and a matching one for the hubby.

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  6. I would pick the huskie and the red fox their super cute!

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  7. Oh gosh I LOVE these. I would choose the red fox for ladies and the red wolf for men. Awesome hoods!

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  8. I think I would pick the Snow Leopard (hers) and the Red Wolf (His).

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  9. It's so hard to pick! I think I'd go for the grey wolf & polar bear!

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  10. Their Tiger and Grey Wolf caught my eye at SpiritHoods!
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. I think I would choose the women's grey wolf and men's huskie.

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I have a son & daughter, so if it's allowed to get his & her kids I would get the Girls Snow Leopard and Boys Brown Bear(flannel)
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  13. There wasn't a place on the rafflecopter to leave a link to my blog, but your button is on my blog on the lower right.

    http://lifecraftsandwhatever.blogspot.com/

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  14. I might pick the Leopard (Womens) and Grey Wolf (Mens).

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. My favorites are the grey wolf and the snow leopard.
    fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

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  16. Im pretty sure we would pick the Brown Bear(Flannel) and the Grey Wolf-Warrior Both are so Beautiful!
    chocho1957 at hotmail.com
    (Donna D)

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  17. http://krystylco.blogspot.com/p/button-swap.html

    uh-oh. is this US only? o.0

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  18. If I won I would pick the Snow Leopard and the Red fox

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  19. I like Husky plaid and Brown Bear Flannel

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  20. I would love the husky and night owl :)
    -Rachelle J

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  21. I like the Snow Leopard (both)
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love the womens grizzly bear and mens grey wolf, thanks!

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  23. i like the Brown Bear Mom & Me

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  24. Grey Wolf (womens) and Grey Wolf Warrior (mens) :)

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  25. I would pick the Night Owl and the Snow Leopard, I love these and what the company does and stands for!!

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  26. I'd probably choose the grey wolf and the leopard. I love the owl, too!

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  27. I would choose the tiger and the panda they are so cute




    gerri_bolen@msn.com

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  28. like the polar bear and red fox

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  29. Black Wolf-Warrior for both me and the hubby


    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

    Teh Doll on form

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  30. I like the night owl and the grizzly bear.

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  31. I might pick the Women's Grey Wolf and the Men's Red Fox. Thanks!

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  32. Red Wolf for my son and Night Owl for me!

    Thanks.

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  33. I would pick Grizzly bear and Husky. Holly Hennessy Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com

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  34. I like the Grizzly Bear and Red Fox

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  35. Grizzly Bear for her and Red Fox for him.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  36. your button is on my blog.
    http://wildnmild.blogspot.com/

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  37. I would choose the Snow Leopard (her) & the Brown Bear (him)
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  38. Red Fox and the Night Owl are my favs --(men's) but I'd wear the owl.

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  39. I love these!! I think I would pick Snow Leopard and Red Fox first, but they are all great.

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  40. I would get the mom and me set of the leopards! really, I would wear it!!!

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  41. I would choose the red fox and the husky
    baypayments@yahoo.com

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  42. I would pick the Night Owl and the Grey Wolf Warrior.

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  43. If possible, I'd love to get the Grey Wolf Mom & Me! If not, I'd like to get the Grey Wolf and the Night Owl!
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  44. on rafflecoptor as Tonya Extine-Hopkins

    I like the polar bear and Grey Wolf-Warrior

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  45. On rafflecoptor as Tonya Extine-Hopkins

    Button found

    http://bringinguphopkins.blogspot.com/

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  46. I'd get either the black wolf warrior or the panda for me, and I'd get my fiance the skunk just to be ornery lol

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  47. I like the grizzle bear and the red fox.

    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  48. I love the GRey Wolf and the grizzly bear!

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  49. I'd pick the Grizzly Bear (men's) and Red Fox (women's)


    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. Mens - Brown Bear Flannel
    Womens - Snow Leopard

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  51. I would choose the leopard and the brown bear.

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  52. Brown Bear Mom & Me
    Jessica Cox
    momma62404@yahoo.com

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  53. I would choose the Women's Huskey (Plaid), and the Men's Brown Bear (Flannel) dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  54. I would choose matching grizzly bear!

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  55. Red Fox for me and Panda for my husband (he uses panda bears a lot in his artwork, seriously: http://bobburdetteart.com )

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  56. I'd pick the red fox and husky spirit hoods! :D

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  57. Oh, and here's the link to your button on my blog.

    http://wolfvibe.tumblr.com/post/16533805098/momma-told-me-button

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  58. Here's the link to my blog post:

    http://wolfvibe.tumblr.com/post/16535085613/another-adventure-with-spirit-hoods

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  59. Hello, I would like the Night Owl and Red Wolf. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. I'd like to have the Polar Bear and the Snow Leopard.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

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  61. I've been wanting one of these soooo bad!! love them!!

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  62. I would choose the Night Owl for my fiance and the Red Wolf for me :)

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  63. I'd choose the women's night owl and the boys' husky hoods.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  64. I'd choose the Leopard and the Husky!

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  65. I would love the Husky (Plaid) and the Red Fox. Gorgeous!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  66. Have your button here too

    http://gmissycat.blogspot.com/p/great-blogs.html

    Voted too

    You have just voted for Momma Told Me!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  67. I'd choose the women's Husky(Plaid)
    and the women's Polar Bear.
    missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

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  68. I would probably pick Polar Bear and Snow Leopard

    Theresa J

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  69. I like polar bear and night owl.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  70. I'd choose the Red Fox and Snow Leopard
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

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  71. I like the Husky and Tiger (Tiger's is our school mascot)

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  72. Probably red fox and snow leopard for us :)

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  73. I would Pick The Red Fox and grizzly bear =}

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  74. I would Pick The Red Fox and grizzly bear =}

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  75. I love, love, love the Tiger for me and for hubby I'd choose the Husky, these are absolutely adorable and would love to try them

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway
    debis126 at yahoo.com

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  76. http://adventure-squad.blogspot.com/
    button on the left

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  77. I like the snow leopards for him and her.
    I have your button at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/
    Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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  78. I blogged about this giveaway at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/2012/01/check-this-out-to-win-2-full-length.html
    rjspratlen@gmail.com

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  79. for some reason it wouldnt take my tweet, I kept getting aw shucks we didnt get your info or something like that so I am posting it here

    tweet 1-30
    https://twitter.com/#!/deb126/status/164045294261116928

    thanks again

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  80. Red Wolf (Women) & Brown Bear Flannel (Mens)

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  81. I like the Red Fox and the Snow Leopard.

    renfie.fields(at)gmail.com

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  82. Panda (men's) and Polar Bear (women's)

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  83. I would probably choose the Leopard and the Tiger!
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

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  84. Love the Snow leopard and the Husky.

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  85. I'd choose the Night Owl (Womens) and either the Girls Snow Leopard or the Girls Leopard.

    AndreaH
    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  86. I have your main button (it's alphabetical): http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/09/sahm-looking-for-deals-favorite-blogs.html

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  87. Tiger & Grizzly Bear would be my picks

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  88. Tiger & Grizzly Bear would be my picks

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  89. The Grey Wolf and the Snow Leopard. These are SO cool.

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  90. Hard to choose, I want them all. :) But I think the women's Husky & the men's Brown Bear

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  91. They're all so lovely its hard to choose! I would get the red fox for me and the Brown Bear (flannel) for my man!

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  92. i would like the Husky (Plaid) and the red fox!

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  93. I blogged this giveaway at my blog

    http://ladyblueeyez1960.blogspot.com/2012/02/momma-told-me-bubbles-of-love.html

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  94. I would love any of them. I seriously don't care. I have been wanting one for so long now. Thanks for doing this. Great blog!!

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  95. I don't care. I just want to win!!

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  96. I would choose the women's Black Wolf for myself and the Men's Red wolf for a friend ^_^

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  97. Also, I grabbed your button: http://morphinesworld.blogspot.com/

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  98. I would pick red fox women and the nightowl men katecontestgirl@gmail.com

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  99. I think I would get the husky and get my husband the red fox thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  100. I would get the Leopard for women and the Tiger for men.

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  101. I'd love to get the Grey Wolf for my son and the Snow Leopard for my daughter. So fun! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  102. I'd pick the Girls Snow Leopard & Boys Grey Wolf. trixpixel[at]gmail.com

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  103. OMG I LOVE Spirit Hoods, such a hard choice! I'd probably pick the Red Wolf and the Night Owl, I've been saving for one for a long time-what a great giveaway! barkergirl33@hotmail.com

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  104. You know I gave these love when they first came out! Thanks for linking up this week and last to the style hop!

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