Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Zylie the Bear - Review and Giveaway


Sometimes there's a stuffed animal or doll that makes it past the first few initial days of play. Zylie the Bear and Shen the Panda, two world travelling bears, fit that category for my younger kids.


The Zylie the Bear Kit comes with an 18" plush bear dressed in a flounce top, white jacket, and skinny jeans. Also included is a bag with passport, map, and diary. The first Zylie adventure series book, The Adventures of Zylie the Bear: New York, comes with it.



Shen the Panda is Zylie's traveling companion. The Shen the Panda Kit comes with an 18" jointed bear dressed in a green t-shirt, leather jacket, and khakis. Accessories included are a backpack with passport and drumsticks. The second book in the series, The Adventures of Zylie the Bear: China, comes with it.


Co-founders Mary Beth Finton and Matt McCarty created Zylie the Bear with the idea to create a world of fun and adventure around Zylie.

As soon as you open the box, you know there's more than just an ordinary teddy bear inside. From head to toe, these bears are dressed to the nines in clothing that's excellently made. The stitching and detail of their outfits surpasses a lot of doll clothes I've come across. The bears themselves are made with first-rate quality. The books that come with the bears are quick reads that take your child into the global adventures of Zylie and Shen.

Adam latched on to Shen the Panda and says "This bear is super cool and fun to play with. It's for kids my age. I really like his backpack and drumsticks. He looks rockin'."


The company is fairly new and has plans to expand its line. Eventually, with the unique passport numbers included with the bears, children will be able to sign on to Zylie's unique website. My kids are excited to see what that's about and what it will bring.

Right now Zylie the Bear has three extra Outfit Packs that can be purchased to change her look and Shen the Panda has one. If new books, bear friends, or outfits continue being added I can imagine that Zylie the Bear will be a company with endless possibilities and growth.

Zylie the Bear and Shen the Panda are a little more expensive than your ordinary dolls or bears, but these are companions that your children will more than likely play with for quite a while and maybe even consider a collectible.

Win It!

One person will win choice of Zylie the Bear or Shen the Panda.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with your favorite Zylie Outfit Pack.

Extra Entries:

Leave a comment with whether you'd choose Zylie the Bear or Shen the Panda.

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Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).

Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+2 entries).

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Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada. Giveaway ends 11/19/2010 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received products for review from Zylie the Bear. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

My favorite is the Rockin in the Rain outfit pack.
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3 Giggly Monsters said...

I would choose the Shen the Panda.
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I am a follower of your blog.
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Subscriber via email.
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Following you on twitter.
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3 Giggly Monsters said...

Following Zylie the Bear on twitter.
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I like Zylie the Bear on facebook.
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I have your button
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Pam said...

I like the linen outfit.

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Pam said...

I'd choose Zylie the Bear.

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Pam said...

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Lee-Ann said...

I like:
Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack
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Lee-Ann said...

I'dchoose Zylie

Lee-Ann said...

Follow

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Sub

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Follow on Twitter

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Follow Zylie on Twitter

Lee-Ann said...

Tweeted:
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Traci66 said...

I like Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack
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Traci66 said...

I would pick Zylie for one of my grand daughters
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erin m. said...

Zylie the Bear's outfit "Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack" caught my eye from the store!
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erin m. said...

Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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e-mail subscriber.(validated!)
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erin m. said...

Following @partymix25 via Twitter.
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erin m. said...

Following @zyliethebear via Twitter.
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erin m. said...

I LIKE Zylie the Bear on Facebook (Erin Mize)
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flowerchild said...

my favorite is the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack
thanks
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heartnsoulcooking said...

My favorite is the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack.
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flowerchild said...

i would choose Zylie the Bear
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i follow your blog
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heartnsoulcooking said...

Follow Heck Of A Bunch via GFC
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flowerchild said...

i follow you on twitter
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heartnsoulcooking said...

Subscribe via email
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flowerchild said...

i Follow Zylie the Bear on Twitter
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heartnsoulcooking said...

Follow partymix25 on twitter
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flowerchild said...

tweet
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flowerchild said...

Liked Zylie the Bear on Facebook.

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heartnsoulcooking said...

Tweet
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heartnsoulcooking said...

LIKE The Adventures of Zylie the Bear on FB
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LT said...

My favorite Zylie Outfit Pack is: Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack

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LT said...

I would choose Zylie the Bear!

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LT said...

I am a follower

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LT said...

I am an email subscriber

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LT said...

I follow you on twitter as @coloradomommy

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LT said...

I follow ZylieTheBear on twitter as @coloradomommy

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Got your button!
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Got the Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Guide button
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LT said...

I tweeted for today here:
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carol said...

My favorite outfit is the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack
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carol said...

I would choose Zylie the Bear.
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carol said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect.
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carol said...

I'm an email subscriber
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carol said...

I Follow you on Twitter, partymix25
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carol said...

I Follow Zylie the Bear on Twitter
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carol said...

I tweeted
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carol said...

I "Like" Zylie the Bear on Facebook
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jakiesmom said...

i like shen's rockin the rain outfit
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jakiesmom said...

i'd choose shen

jakiesmom said...

e-mail subscriber

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gfc follower

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Daily tweet:
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Jen M said...

I like the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack
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Jen M said...

I would choose Shen the Panda
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Jen M said...

follow via GFC
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Jen M said...

follow you on twitter @jenyasha
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Jen M said...

"Like" Zylie the Bear on Facebook. as Jen M
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Nebraska Fillemans said...

Down the Pleated Path
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Nebraska Fillemans said...

I like the panda best!
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I follow you!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I like the zylies going geometric outfit pack!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I would get the Zylie Bear!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I follow on google friend!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I subscribe by email!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I follow on twitter!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I like zylie on FB!
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Donna said...

I love the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack

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Donna said...

I follow your blog

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I subscribe through e-mail

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Donna said...

I follow you on Twitter as
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Donna said...

I follow ZylieTheBear on Twitter as 2Cats2See

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Donna said...

I "like" Zylie the Bear on facebook

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Kim said...
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Kim said...

my favorite zylie outfit is Zylie's Going Geometric Outfit Pack!!! so stylish and cute! xoxo

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Kim said...

following your blog via gfc

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Kim said...

subscribed via email

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Kim said...

following you on twitter

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Kim said...

folloing zylie the bear on twitter
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heartnsoulcooking said...

Daily tweet
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Elaine said...

I love the Down The Pleated Path Outfit!

LT said...

Daily tweet:
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polly said...

i like shen's rockin' in the rain outfit.
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polly said...

i would choose zylie the bear
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follow gfc publicly
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Shannon said...

I like Down the Pleated Path

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Shannon said...

i would choose Shen

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Shannon said...

gfc follower

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Shannon said...

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Shannon said...

twitter follower

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Shannon said...

following Zylie on twitter

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floating said...

i like the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack
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flowerchild said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/1691556637581312
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Kristen said...

My favorite is My Fair Linen.

Kristen said...

I'd choose Zylie.

Kristen said...

I follow on GFC.

LT said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/status/1740896051662848

Shelly said...

Shen's Rockin in the Rain Outfit Pack

Shelly said...

Shen the Panda

Shelly said...

follower

Shelly said...

Follow Zylie the Bear on Twitter, ZylieTheBear. @phxbne

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Follow you on Twitter. @phxbne

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rubynreba said...

Zylies Down The Pleated Path Outfit Pack looks nice.
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I would pick Zylie the Bear.
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LT said...

Daily tweet:
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shopannies said...

I like Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack
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I would choose zylie
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shopannies said...

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Like Zylie the bear on facebook
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flowerchild said...

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CindyWindy2003 said...

favorite outfit is the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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choose zylie the bear, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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RJ said...

Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit

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RJ said...

I'd pick Zylie the Bear

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RJ said...

I tweeted about this giveaway today.

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I Follow You Publicly on Google Friend Connect

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RJ said...

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on Twitter.

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RJ said...

I Like Zylie on Facebook

FB name - RJ.W.Higgins

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Busy Working Mama said...

Too cute! I like the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack

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LT said...

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CindyWindy2003 said...

http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/2960573427875840
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LT said...

Daily tweet:
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Danelle said...

I like the My Fair Linen Outfit Pack

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Danelle said...

I would choose Shen the Panda for my kids


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Danelle said...

I follow you publicly via GFC-DanelleJohnson
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I have subscribed and verified via email.

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Danelle said...

I follow/like you on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)

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Danelle said...

I follow/like Zylie the Bear on Twitter-DanelleJohns(Danelle)

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Danelle said...

I follow/like Zylie the Bear on FB-DanelleJohns

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Jaime said...

I like the Zylie's Going Geometric Outfit Pack
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Jaime said...

I would pick Shen
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Jaime said...

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Jaime said...

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Jaime said...

"Like" Zylie the Bear on Facebook.
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Jaime said...

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CindyWindy2003 said...

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tanya904 said...

My fave is the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack
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tanya904 said...

I would choose Shen the panda
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CindyWindy2003 said...

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LT said...

Daily tweet:
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LT said...

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Shelly said...

11/18 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/5318618183106560

flowerchild said...

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Kristen said...

I have your button

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I Like the Zylie's Going Geometric Outfit Pack


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ColleenMarie82 said...

I follow on GFC

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I subscribe

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I follow on Twitter as Halleelujahmom

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ColleenMarie82 said...

following Zylie on twitter as halleelujahmom

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ColleenMarie82 said...

LIKE Zylie on facebook

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ColleenMarie82 said...

tweet

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ReggieMann said...

My favorite is the Zylie's Down the Pleated Path Outfit Pack

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ReggieMann said...

I would choose Zylie the Bear

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